SparkPeople BBQ (BEAUTIFUL BLACK QUEENS) Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=249 Welcome to the BEST team! We are gorgeous Brown women from all over the world!. We ENCOURAGE , SUPPORT & MOTIVATE one another while we reach our goals. Life is better with a little BBQ SPICE! SparkPeople BBQ (BEAUTIFUL BLACK QUEENS) Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=249 LAST THING YOU DRANK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28597x249x58668942 <BR> Coffee <em>106</em> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:48:17 EST MARATHONS: HAVE YOU DONE ONE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58668935 <BR> 5-Ks. 10-Ks. Have you done one? Plan to do one? <BR> * * * * * <BR> <BR> I've done numerous 5-Ks around Greensboro. I did my first 10-K -- Marine Corps Marathon -- in 2012. Would love to do that one again since my eldest is in the Marines! LOL. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:47:21 EST QUEEN OF THE WEEK: MOORE7306 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58597336 OMG! What a stunning woman you are! I look at your taste in clothes and it is similar to mine! What a gorgeous smile you have! <BR> <BR> My Lady has already pinpointed what she has to do and she is definite about it. Change can be hard, but I have not doubt she will be able to reach for her heart's desire. <BR> <BR> Have a fabulous week, girl. I toast you as the beauty you are! <em>408</em> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>ORE7306 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>24... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:42:24 EST 14 HABITS OF PEOPLE WHO ALWAYS STAY FIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x58550483 <link>t.healthyliving.msn.com/fitness/14-h<BR>abits-of-people-who-always-stay-fit-1#<BR>image=15 </link> <em>381</em> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:08:09 EST FURBABIES: GOOD FOR YOUR SOUL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58549628 Pets of any kind evoke good feelings, shared companionship, and gives you a cheery, calming essence. I have a 10-year-old shepherd/border collie named Kovu. (I call him the Wonder Dog!) He's the love of my life .. er, besides my menfolk! He loves laying on the foot of my bed and rolling on his back so I can rub his tummy. <BR> <BR> Share! <em>338</em> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:57:43 EST SONGS OF SUMMERS PAST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28597x249x58540114 I LOVE music .. don't you? What songs make you want to cut a plum FOOL? <em>334</em> <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> * * * * * <BR> <BR> LOVED me some "Super Freak" by none other than Rick James. As a kid in central NC, it was sooooo risqué! I was scandalized! LOL Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:06:04 EST QUEEN of the WEEK: SICOSH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58527633 <BR> I've been by SICOSH's place. You can tell by the energy of her page that she is a positive, sunny person and it's very contagious! <BR> <BR> Drop on by and give her some LOVE! Ladybug, we salute you! Have a wonderful week! <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SI<BR>COSH </link> <BR> <em>345</em> <em>386</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>437</em> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:44:26 EST NAC UOY DAER SIHT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28597x249x58498705 <BR> <BR> Spell your name (or Spark Name) backwards! <BR> <BR> * * * * * * * * <BR> <BR> elledualC Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:30:35 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x58488489 Good morning everyone! <BR> I am a new member to the BBQ team and am looking forward to getting to know you lovely ladies as I work towards my weight loss goal of 50 pounds. Wish everyone a wonderful Thursday <em>30</em> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:57:22 EST WHY ARE YOU SMILING TODAY?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58479410 <BR> My family is healthy! Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:29:21 EST Word Association - Doubles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28597x249x58455275 <BR> Pull out your double letters in this Word Association ... <BR> <BR> * * * * * * * * * <BR> <BR> Halloween Mon, 7 Jul 2014 10:02:37 EST What's the Temp like where you live?? Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58455259 <BR> Hot and humid in NC <em>198</em> <em>67</em> Mon, 7 Jul 2014 10:01:22 EST Today I will __________ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58444046 <BR> Stay away from Popeye's Fried Chicken! <em>24</em> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 09:05:05 EST This week's QUEEN: CIERAPOET http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58443978 <BR> Deb (CIERAPOET) is this week's queen. If you want positivity, a flash of spirit, a smile, drop on over to her page and get it. A long-standing member of Spark People, she had reached her goal and have suggestions for you to do the same! <BR> <BR> Deb, we salute you this week! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?ID=CI<BR>ERAPOET </link> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 08:55:13 EST In the Spirit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58443857 <BR> How do feed your spirit? Go to church? Read inspirational material? Meditation? If so, how does it help you in not only your day-to-day life, but in your health quest? <em>43</em> <BR> * * * * * * * * * <BR> I have gone to church since I was a little girl. For a while I didn't go, but I prayed and meditated. I returned to church in 2013. There I have serenity being involved in something much larger than myself. I love the singing, hearing the Word, and meditating on the Word.... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 08:46:01 EST Habits and family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58415702 Member TimeHasCome56 proposed an interesting question for discussion: <BR> <BR> In our community we have taken on a lot of habits passed down from our ancestors. It may be an interesting topic of discussion, how these things have influenced some of our behavior. <BR> <BR> Thoughts? <BR> <BR> Visit our sister-friend's Page! <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TI<BR>MEHASCOME56#comments </link> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 08:44:35 EST How to love your body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33x249x58403091 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=271 </link> <em>306</em> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 06:18:16 EST Getting to know MSLADYBUG3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58396706 This is a weekly feature here at BBQ. We get to know a team member. We learn about her personality, her tastes, and just dropping her Spark page to say hello. <BR> <BR> This week's Sistah is MSLADYBUG3. Her goals are definite and simplistic! I LOVE THEM! LOL. Miss Lady, we salute you! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MS<BR>LADYBUG3 </link> <em>224</em> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 13:59:47 EST Five Ways Llupita is Changing the Face of Beauty http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33x249x58394923 <link>t.living.msn.com/style-beauty/celebr<BR>ity-style/5-ways-lupita-nyongo-is-chan<BR>ging-the-face-of-beauty </link> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 11:21:05 EST Relaxed or Natural? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58394796 <BR> Natural <em>211</em> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:35:34 EST BIRTHDAY LIST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58394733 Post your birthday! Copy and Paste your reply and add your name under the appropriate month. Add your Zodiac sign, also! <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <BR> <BR> * * * * * * * * * * * <BR> <BR> January <BR> <BR> February <BR> <BR> March <BR> <BR> April <BR> <BR> May <BR> <BR> June <BR> <BR> July <BR> <BR> August <BR> <BR> September <BR> <BR> October <BR> 2nd - She-Lion (Cee) Libra <BR> <BR> <BR> November <BR> <BR> December <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:31:39 EST July 2014 Coffee Talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58394353 <BR> Well, it's a new month with a lot going on. I just found out there's a plumbing problem in my house. (And If you have a house, what else is new??) I am out of town right now and I return home tomorrow. Even with that, I am going to see if I can get hubby to take a day trip to the beach. Ah! That sun on my brown skin ... ! And SUNBLOCK! I need sunblock! <em>334</em> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:59:45 EST **** July 2014 Challenge ***** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x58384899 <BR> OK, ladies! Lets jumpstart our fitness by working 30 minutes five times a week. <BR> <BR> Now many of you are doing much more and that's excellent! For those of us, however, trying to regain momentum during our weight loss journey, this is just the thing to get things moving! <BR> <BR> Some of the best ways to burn fat is a combination of aerobics and weight. (Think the FIRM or PX-90) Still walking is a great way to get things going. The choice is yours! (Don't forget your ... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:19:25 EST Any Libras out there?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58384772 <BR> What's your zodiac sign? Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:04:37 EST June's Top Ten http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58384367 <em>242</em> to our team leaders for the month of June These ladies racked up major fitness minutes AND Spark points: <BR> <BR> 1) ACE <BR> <BR> 2) BABY_GIRL69 <BR> <BR> 3) MICKEYD4 <BR> <BR> 4) TERRI77 <BR> <BR> 5) MINYONP <BR> <BR> 6) YELBRAMA <BR> <BR> 7) FITNESSFREAK10 <BR> <BR> 8) VIVIMADE <BR> <BR> 9) THEBLESSETHONE <BR> <BR> 10) REDVELVET21 <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <em>380</em> <em>345</em> <em>386</em> <em>205</em> <BR> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:29:31 EST Old School Music http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28597x249x58267660 Remember those tunes your mama used to dance to around the house and you hid your eyes when she did? OR music you heard in high school in which initiate fond memories? There's nothing like those ol' songs to give you a life and make you sing out loud in the car! <em>335</em> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:36:51 EST Praise Report! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58267603 Life can be a beautiful thing. No matter what's going on in your day, there is always a ray of sunshine! <BR> <BR> Are you going back to college? Graduate? Finish knitting a blanket for a friend? Made up with your sig. other? Pants are loose? Loving on your child? <BR> <BR> It can be ANYTHING you want to thank the Lord/the universe for. Let's focus on the positive in our lives and give a 'shout' out about it! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:31:18 EST Either ... Or http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28597x249x58267557 <BR> 1. Up or down? <BR> <BR> 2.. North or South? <BR> <BR> 3. The beach or the Mountains? <BR> <BR> 4. Saturday or Sunday? <BR> <BR> 5. Walking or Swimming? <BR> <BR> 6. Shemar Moore or Michael Ealy? <BR> <BR> 7. NCIS or Law and Order? <BR> <BR> 8. The news or the Newspaper? <BR> <BR> 9. Relaxed or natural? <BR> <BR> 10. Coffee or Tea? Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:28:18 EST Word association http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28597x249x58267515 <BR> Sunday Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:25:38 EST Pets ... do you have one? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58267427 I have a 10 year old border collie/shepherd mix named Kovu. I call him "the Wonder Dog". <em>200</em> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:20:55 EST Give me 10, 20, 40, 60 .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x58267156 How many minutes did you do today? <em>231</em> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:00:53 EST GOT OFF TRACK BUT...THE LORD PUT ME BACK ON IT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x58005281 Hello Ladies, It's really been while since I've been on the site. I had lost 49 lbs. in 2010 but had Hip Replacement surgery and soon afterwards found my way back to old eating habits! <em>198</em> But, I'm back now to take back what the devil stole from me..the victory is not lost, just delayed! Everyone enjoy your journey to good health! Mon, 26 May 2014 16:02:42 EST Staying motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33x249x57883130 This has been the hardest time I've ever had trying to start a new, healthier lifestyle. The interference and the temptations are worse than ever. I haven't done much of anything, by way of exercise, and I can't seem to keep my food log straight. But I look at each day as a new chance to get it right. I'm now learning that trying to stay motivated is probably the hardest part of losing weight for me, so I know I have to be that much more focused and attentive to my goals. Thu, 15 May 2014 12:16:21 EST Hello Ladies!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x57809397 Hello All! I'm Ayesha, Esh for short! Glad to be a part of this beautiful team, and excited to be on this journey!!! <em>30</em> Thu, 8 May 2014 22:50:34 EST Does slow n steady really win the race? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x57659796 Hi everyone I'm Taj and I am new here. I am bombarded by get thin fast diets and surgery just like everybody else. I am determined to lose over 100 pounds in a year with only exercise and healthy eating as my new lifestyle. But its extremely challenging. Especially when people around me are losing weight quickly while I do it the old fashioned way. I have been overweight to morbidly obese most of my life now I'm just ready to get this off of me. Can somebody please give tips, motivation anyth... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 03:05:17 EST Does slow n steady really win the race? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x57659669 Hi everyone I'm Taj and I am new here. I am bombarded by get thin fast diets and surgery just like everybody else. I am determined to lose over 100 pounds in a year with only exercise and healthy eating as my new lifestyle. But its extremely challenging. Especially when people around me are losing weight quickly while I do it the old fashioned way. I have been overweight to morbidly obese most of my life now I'm just ready to get this off of me. Can somebody please give tips, motivation anyth... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 02:03:28 EST I'm Back And Better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x57340093 Hey Queens, <BR> <BR> I am trying to play catch-up on all of my teams. <BR> <BR> Happy Fitness, <BR> <BR> Queen Dee <BR> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 06:32:12 EST Chubby Marathoner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x57295077 Well I'm back! I've completely let myself go. Since my last check in with Spark People, I had just had a baby and only had about 20 lbs to lose. That was three years ago. Now I have 70 lbs to lose! I have done something cool since then however. I completed 3 10ks, 6 half marathons and 1 full marathon! Despite all this running, I overcompensate by eating a Wendy's crispy sandwich or 4 slices of pizza after. So now I am doing the Whole 30 Challenge and I hope to be 10 lbs down in one month! <BR... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:09:17 EST Newbie from Troy,MI... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x57238743 Hi everyone!! excited to start getting healthy and fabulous! Mon, 24 Mar 2014 02:20:39 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x57148008 Hi everyone Im Renee. I have recently strayed away from my journey but I am more determined now since Ive hit this awful weight. I thank you for having me and look forward to interacting with everyone! <em>521</em> <em>249</em> <em>30</em> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 13:50:10 EST I feel... When others keep talking about my loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x57147104 I met up with my Mother.in.law and husband.yesterday. Before I could get close to them my hubby says to his mom, "See!", comes to me and lightly pulls my cheeks. For the rest of the day they both kept making remarks about my weight loss and how I liked like I did 30 years ago. <BR> <BR> While at lunch the comments and questions about my diet were starting to make me feel uncomfortable for some reason that I cannot explain. My Mother.in.law was really amazed at the loss and I initially felt g... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:12:30 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x57124246 Hi BBQ's! I'm Shanny and I am so excited to join you all in this crazy adventure of weight loss. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:19:58 EST oscars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x56981170 Congrats to Lupita,,,,,,,,well desrved Sun, 2 Mar 2014 22:33:40 EST Get MOVIN March MADNESS!!! (1 month Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x56973101 <em>440</em> Get MOVIN March MADNESS!!! (1 month Challenge) <em>440</em> <BR> <BR> <em>440</em> This will be the EASIEST Challenge EVER!!! (for some….and for some it may be the most difficult) <BR> <BR> <em>440</em> I personally know what it is like to struggle to get motivated. <BR> <BR> <em>440</em> To get moving. I personally have a million and one excuses why I can’t do something and I allow time to get in my way. <BR> <BR> <em>440</em> We ALL struggle with something in o... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 10:52:36 EST Need advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x56844880 I have 16yr old twin girls that are driving me crazy … screaming is an everyday norm in our house….they have no chores they do not help around the house the stay on the computer all day and all night if I let them. When I try to give them chores they do a half ass job if I ask them to re-do it I get screaming and slamming doors…the problem was that I would take privileges away and my wonderful husband of 26yrs would let them have them back…we finally got on the same page after I threatened to... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:54:41 EST Hi I am new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x56734394 Hi Ladies, I am new to the team although I have been a member of Sparkpeople for a few short months now. I am hoping to find some support, encouragement, and advice as well as offering these things to other women who are living with the same struggle of losing weight and getting healthier. Right now I am challenging myself to sign on to Sparkpeople daily(even for a few minutes) and to MOVE MORE.....I know there is light at the end of my tunnel but its so dark where I am standing now, anybody... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:04:35 EST Sparkbuddy wanted ASAP - HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x56711464 Dear BBQs, <BR> <BR> I am going through a stressful situation which has been distracted me from my weightloss journey. I need some support... Would someone please be interested in becoming my sparkbuddy and exchange daily supportive sparkmail with me...Please? <BR> <BR> Thanks Sun, 9 Feb 2014 17:59:53 EST New and improved http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x56698495 Hello everyone. Within the last year I have realized that I needed to make a drastic change in my life and re-joined Sparkpeople. The past week has been really harder than i expected. Getting in all my protein and water is an issue. Does anyone have any tips on how i can make it work out better. Would love making new friends also. I'm from the Tacoma area in Washington. Sat, 8 Feb 2014 16:54:39 EST Feeling Discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x56629570 Hi everyone, I started my weight loss journey four months ago, and I’ve only lost 12 lbs. and 4 inches. I’m feeling a little discouraged because I’m not seeing the results fast enough. I keep telling myself that it’s going to take time for me to lose this weight. I’m 5’4 and currently weigh 198 lbs. My goal is to lose 43 more lbs. I work out 4-5 times a week. I get up every morning and workout to Leslie Sansone walk videos and do some strength training twice a week before I leave for work. I’... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 12:30:17 EST My aching feet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x56538174 Hello, <BR> <BR> I have arthritis in my feet, which is painful daily but workout is a challenge..does anyone have any recommendations regarding workout shoes or anything I can do to ease the pain? <BR> <BR> I don't want this to be the reason I stop working out again. <BR> <BR> Thanks, Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:59:11 EST "SKATE OF THE UNION" RFK Stadium, 27-29 June 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x56492913 Who is game for inline skating? Lots of events; volunteers usually are needed. Visit their website for details! <BR> <BR> Skate of the Union, June 27-29, 2014! <link>www.skateoftheunion.org </link> <BR> <BR> Held in the enormous parking lot at R.F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium, northeast DC. <BR> <BR> "Skate of the Union is the USA's premier all-skating weekend in the Washington, DC Metro Area... <link>www.skateoftheunion.org </link> <BR> <BR> Join the Inline Skating group here on SparkP... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:20:32 EST Ready! Ready! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x56470378 Sorry so late...but I am ready to do this thang! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:03:14 EST Fitness Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x56461420 If anybody is in the Atlanta GA area and is interested in attending a fitness camp that specializes in total body work outs, Please send me a spark mail for the information. <em>331</em> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:43:42 EST I can't get this ball rollin'!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x56324021 I wish I had a video of me on this ball for the first time! I am confused though; the spark video said I needed a 55cm for my height but, the balls themselves says 65cm. (I'm 5'7). I can't afford an injury for not working out with the right equipment. Somebody please help me with this. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:19:50 EST A NEW ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x56313102 Hi! I signed up some time ago but for the 1st time, I feel like it's MY TIME to be a healthier happier ME. I'm new to actually utilizing Spark tools so please be patient with me. I welcome comments, encouragement, and anything positive you all have to offer...Thanks SP community Sat, 11 Jan 2014 04:48:56 EST BRAVE!!! NEW YOU Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x56161139 Alright Queens!!! <BR> <BR> This will mark the first challenge for the New Year!!! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Our goal is to lose 16 lbs in 8 weeks...that is 2 lbs a week. (If you lose more...WONDERFUL) This challenge will end the last day in FEBRUARY!! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> We will post daily to inspire one another. If you completed your workout the night before and your water intake..place a <em>248</em> behind (or in front of) ALL of your accomplishments...so if you work... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 08:59:07 EST Not really a topic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x56133427 I've been trying to find how to introduce myself but, I keep going in circles. My name is Julie. I want to lose weight. I need help. This is my first time seriously trying. I need support, accountability, and encouragement. I will at least start some sit-ups and cut out the sweets but, I really want to be successful; please help me.....thanks. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 01:55:47 EST Looking to make new Positiive friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x55961401 Hi everyone, i'm from Virginia looking to meet new Positive friends from all over to talk about Natural Hair, Weight Loss, Fitness, Clean Eating, and just general everyday topics. If you would like to chat feel free to send a message. ~Unite~In~Sisterhood~ Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:13:37 EST Recommitted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x55957293 Hi I'm Tish. I've been with Sparkpeople.com for a few years on and off (more off than on) and I'm back recommitted and with a no quit attitude till I get it right!! Working nights, being a single parent, emotional eating, and love of food have all been challenging but I know I can do this. <BR> <BR> My goals: <BR> <BR> Lose 30 lbs. <BR> Drink 8 glasses of water daily <BR> Work out 3 times a week <BR> Eat healthy and no more than 1600 calories <BR> Sleep 7 hours daily Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:17:06 EST Recommitted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x55957249 Hi I'm Tish. I've been with Sparkpeople.com for a few years on and off (more off than on) and I'm back recommitted and with a no quit attitude till I get it right!! Working nights, being a single parent, emotional eating, and love of food have all been challenging but I know I can do this. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:12:31 EST How do you spread your water over the day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x55919538 <BR> <BR> Today was an interesting day because last week I decided to drink more water - beyond the 8 glasses a day. <BR> <BR> so this morning before workingout about an hour before I drank 3 cups, during the workout I drank 2 cups and after on my way to work in the car I drank 3 cups. <BR> <BR> No I was not thristy only during the workout - but again I am making an effort to drink more water per day. <BR> <BR> so now before lunch I am up 8 cups and will do 8 more thruout the day. <BR>... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 10:13:59 EST Any Black Girls Run members here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x55912736 I did a half marathon Nov 30 and saw so many motivating members of BGR <BR> <BR> I so enjoyed the motivation and enthusiam brought to the race <BR> <BR> This was my first and they made it memorable <BR> <BR> Looking to connect to get better at running <BR> <BR> So any Black Girls Run members????? Sun, 8 Dec 2013 19:22:26 EST Any BBQs in Los Angeles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x55766883 I am back on this weight loss journey after reaching my goal weight, then gaining about 30 pounds back. I've been active in the past, but had some health issues that helped to get me off track. Just wondered if there might be any ladies in the LA area who need a workout partner for walk/jogs or at the gym. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 19:24:47 EST New to BBQ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x55667863 I'm a mother, grandmother, nurse and full-time student and I'm aiming to lose 85 pounds. <BR> <em>521</em> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:56:10 EST Remedy for Extra Dry Skin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x55644536 I'm asking this question to this team because of who you are BBQ's and hoping that someone has a solution. I am menopausal and the past few weeks my scalp has been flaking. I have never had this problem. I have been natural for over two years. I only use coconut or olive oil very sparingly on my hair and scalp. <BR> <BR> My hairdresser is ready to use head & shoulders, but I feel it is deeper than that. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:06:22 EST MOTIVATED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x55643882 So excited to be here to lend and receive support. You guys are AWESOME. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:14:16 EST Day Two - Intention Plus Focus = Success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x55308329 Okay, today is day two of my SparkPeople journey back to a healthy lifestyle, wholeness and balance. Yesterday I did so many things I have been intending to do just because of coming back to SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> I WORKED OUT! What's so hard about that? Well, I guess I just wasn't focused. Being in the right environment makes all the difference and I truly realize that now. My environment has not been conducive for good health. So glad to be back! <BR> <BR> I also DRANK ALL MY WATE... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:39:05 EST HELLO....I'M BACK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x55259507 Hello all I'm back again. It's been a year, time to put some things behind me and work on he present! Feel free to visit my page and everyone have a wonderful day! Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:21:49 EST 50's and Fabulous http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x55113001 Every since I turned 50 2 years ago 10-15 lbs have been a struggle for me. I really believe it is harder to loose weight at 50 and beyond. I am not a very big person but I am 5"4" and my bone structure is large, but I need to loose because I have high blood pressure and want to get off the medicine it has been 30 days and I have not taken any blood pressure medicine hitting the gym at least 3-4 times a week. It also seems as though you find out you have all kinds of health problems at 50 d... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 11:35:12 EST Quasi-Newbie looking for buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x55077731 HI ladies! I'm back on sparkpeople after quite some time away. I am looking for an accountability buddy. Even someone to follow a similar eating and exercise plan. I'm looking to lose 20 pounds by christmas, 75-100 pounds in the next year. I'm not a fried food person but I am a carnivore and I love trying different foods, so if you feel the same please let me know. Thanky! Sun, 29 Sep 2013 19:13:00 EST Rocking natural hair? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x55067205 yes and so easy to deal with after exercising Sat, 28 Sep 2013 20:13:19 EST Gonna get it right this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x55058195 Hello. I am a 38 year old mother of two. I have been struggling with my weight since age 19. <BR> I have been on every diet including lap band surgery. I have never been consistent or successful at weight loss despite having surgery. I have never exercised and watched my caloric intake for more than 3 months. Last year I reached my highest weight of 294 and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I have decided that I won't be defeated by obesity and the diseases that come along with it. My weig... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:10:08 EST Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x55032576 Today was my first day walking my 2 miles again. It had been quite a while since I had done it so it took some extra time, but I got it done. I also did Zumba once I made it back home. That was such a challenge. For now there is no way I will be walking AND doing Zumba more than twice a week. As the time progresses on I will try to do more days of walking AND Zumba. Oh and on a positive note, I lost 2 pounds! Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:18:47 EST accountability partner needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x55002220 Hi everyone. My name is khadija and I'm looking for a weight loss buddy to help me lose the last 20 lbs. I'm 38 years old and a stay at home mom to my four year old daughter. I've been a vegetarian for the past +10 years and have gradually lost 40 lbs but I've recently hit a plateau. I workout several times a week and am actually a pretty healthy eater but my biggest problem is emotional eating. Please contact me if you're looking for a buddy on this weight loss journey. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 08:46:52 EST Getting Healty for all the righ reason! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x54974483 This is my time to truly get what I want. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:57:41 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x54940970 Hello everyone. My name is Crystal. I am 26 years old. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I have no motivation. I work nights so when I get off work, all I want to do is sleep. I ordered Zumba DVD's. I really need to lose this excess weight. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:00:15 EST Going Back To College http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x54852041 Recently I signed up for online classes. Years ago I went to a 2 year college. I stopped going because of car problems and not being able to find a baby sitter. I am glad that someone came up with online classes. Have any of you ladies made this choice? Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:49:48 EST Hello Ladies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x54846866 Hi everyone, <BR> I'm new to the group, I just joined this evening. I'm looking forward to inspiration, fun, and sisterhood. My personal goal is to lose 18 more pounds. I've been a member of SparkPeople for a while but I never really engaged in the community. I look forward to chatting with some new people. I wish everyone the best and I know we can achieve our goals. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:00:40 EST Finally coming out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x54843716 It's ironic that i give myself a post name NE1CAN but CANT be consistent on my journey to be fit. I use to be an advocate walker for years until i started working from home. No matter how badly i beat myself up about it I find that i start/stop allot. So I finally decided to stop hiding (spark member for years) and join the rank on getting the support I need to succeed. My goals is to walk again, adopt good healthy eating habits, lose wieght to lower my blood pressure and most of all keep it... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 19:51:34 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x54842506 I am Carolyn. I don't have many friends. I lost the weight I wanted to lose and I love my size. I wouldn't mind losing ten more pounds. But at times it really don't make a difference when I am sick and can't pull myself out of bed now days. At times, I need encouragement because I really want to go back to my old eating habits of junk food and not working out like I use too. Please help! Mon, 9 Sep 2013 17:51:01 EST Virtual SPARK buddies would be awesome. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x54823209 Hi Ladies, second time on spark people and determined to stay the course this time around and achieve my goal of a sixty pound weight loss and overall improved health. I would love to have some spark buddies so that we can be each others' cheer leadrs..sometimes a little motivation goes a very long way. I am a very active Sparkie..I track my food religiously, my water and veggie/fruit consumption and my fitness consumption. <BR> <BR> I started this week with a personal trainer three times... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 08:09:19 EST Hello with lots of Caribbean warmth. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x54822980 Hello beautiful ladies...I am from the Caribbean and it is actually my second time around on SP. This time I hope to achieve me goals of getting to my goal weight by losing sixty pounds and getting fit and healthy. <em>213</em> Sun, 8 Sep 2013 07:53:24 EST G.O.A.L.S Fall/Winter Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x54766152 Queens in order to get anywhere, you have to know where it is that you’re heading. <BR> <BR> In order for YOU to be successful, you have to know what YOU really want. It is important that we have a vision regarding our future and that we set goals. <BR> <BR> So I present you with our next challenge G.O.A.L.S. <BR> <BR> GETTING OVER ALL LIMITATIONS = SUCCESS <BR> <BR> By setting goals you choose what is truly important to you. Goals help you manage the flow of change in your life and overc... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 12:58:37 EST Not so new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x54339369 Hello all! I have been here before (Sparkpeople) but did not take advantage of the opportunities that this site presented. I was diagnosed two years ago with Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I think my weight at the time was right around 211 - 215. Of course, when I got the news, I was in denial until I made the choice to see my doctor (two months after the initial discovery). <BR> <BR> I am back now and have joined several groups. Since the diagnosis, the denial (f... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:36:33 EST Wow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x54333223 I haven't been on here in a long time and must say I've missed the conversation and inspiration. I'm feeling awesome since joining Spark in 2006 I've struggled with getting my weight out of the 180's and today I logged 166lbs :) <BR> <BR> Definitely the best feeling ever Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:46:28 EST 3 for Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x54216033 1. Commit to a healthier lifestyle (spiritual, physical, and mental) <BR> <BR> 2. Work out 3 days a week for at least 30 minutes <BR> <BR> 3. Elimination junk and drink more water <BR> <BR> I've been a way for sometime. I'm ready to get back on the wagon. I was down but not out. I'm praying that this time it last. Sun, 21 Jul 2013 20:20:02 EST How much weigt have you lost this week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x54122599 I have lost 3 pounds this week. My inches are still the same. Good luck ladies on reaching your goals. Sun, 14 Jul 2013 11:33:18 EST Anyone in the middle of a weight-loss plateau? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x54094615 Hi everyone! I'm new to SP. I've lost 20 pounds since Jan but for the past few months I haven't been able to lose any weight. I'm frustrated to the point where I've started to begin slacking at eating healthy and taking my butt to the gym. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have this problem? Are there any weight loss plans or exercises that have worked for you? Maybe I need to switch it up?! Thu, 11 Jul 2013 23:49:31 EST Motivational Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x54044044 Monday Quote: "It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live." Mae Jemison <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 08:20:51 EST Baltimore area Black Women Do Workout Event http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33x249x53950609 The group Black Women Do Workout is hosting an event in the Baltimore, MD area. Details below. <BR> <BR> Take a brisk walk with 77 years young Mrs. Ernestine Shepherd on Saturday morning (7/6/13) at 6:30 am and start off a new fitness routine! Find out what she eats, how she stays so dedicated and info on her workout routine! We will meet in Randallstown, MD (outside of Baltimore) with Ernestine who is not only a body builder, motivational speaker, fitness guru and personal trainer but more ... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 20:18:19 EST Bhangra 8 Minute Work Out and Dance Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x53929686 Peace BBQ, <BR> <BR> Get your work out on to some very unique music! <BR> <BR> One love <BR> <BR> Kamal <BR> <BR> Listen to the Bhangra Supreme Work Out Music! <BR> http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/djkamalsupreme2 <BR> <BR> Also, listen and work out to "I'm Built Like That" <BR> http://kamalimani.bandcamp.com/track/5-m<BR>inute-work-out-dance-song-im-built-lik<BR>e-that <link>youtu.be/7krbg1Q3_zI </link> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:03:35 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x53877455 Hello all! My name is Kandis and I am a senior in college. For over a year I have been saying that I want to lose weight and live healthy. However, I have not been able to stick with my routines. Today I have decided to do better for my health. I am ready for a change! I hope to be able to confide in you ladies through this journey. ^_^ Tue, 25 Jun 2013 05:14:54 EST Need Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x53727560 I do not know who else I can ask this question <BR> <BR> I just found out my husband has a facebook page hw is not using his full name and not putting that he is married should I be upset , I have asked before and he said he did not have one .... I was so mad that I put his status as divorced my question is will he see it or people that he has freinded see it ... I do not have a facebook page nor does my 16 yr olds or so I think ...should I be mad Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:47:30 EST Tracking Miles Walked/Ran http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33x249x53675834 Phone App. runkeeper.com tracks, distance, duration, calories burned, announces progress every 5 minutes and emails your results. <em>381</em> <em>104</em> <BR> Sun, 9 Jun 2013 21:44:52 EST I.G.N.I.T.E. ~ Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x53671202 Okay Queens as promised here is our new Summer Challenge. <BR> The Challenge will carry us through to Labor Day. <BR> <BR> The challenge is called “IGNITE” which stands for: <BR> <BR> I – Inspire <BR> G – Goals (Set some) <BR> N- New Lifestyle (never too late for a New YOU) <BR> I – Invest (Now is the time to invest into YOU) <BR> T – Trust that YOU will be successful (failure isn’t an option) <BR> E – Empowered (Enjoy your accomplishments) <BR> <BR> Our Goal for this Challenge is to ge... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 14:23:56 EST Day by DAY (Today's focus IS.....) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33x249x53667384 What is your focus or plans for TODAY. Is it to exercise, drink more water, 2 servings of Veggies, finally get some "me" time, to-do list or whatever. <BR> <BR> Your goal could be just to log onto spark everyday. Whatever it may be just remember...we are taking it DAY BY DAY!!!! <BR> <BR> Remember Queens being accountable really helps us. As a baby you had to crawl before you could walk right....let that same determination be the driving force to help you achieve your goal. Let's do the DA... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 08:54:24 EST Looking for a Buddy(s) to chat with about Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x53664432 Hello, just looking to chat with others on the same journey as myself. Maybe we can help Motivate and Encourage each other!! Sat, 8 Jun 2013 23:27:30 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x53638424 Hello All, <BR> I would like to do this right, can you please tell me where to start? <BR> I think i am particularly interested in healthy recipes to begin with. Thu, 6 Jun 2013 22:18:16 EST Eating friuts between meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=33x249x53528476 hey lady's <BR> i find myself not drinking enough water during the day, i was thinking that eating fruits like watermelon and mango's would be a good substitution. until i get in the habit of drinking more water. Wed, 29 May 2013 21:56:39 EST The Diet Doctor--Terry Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x53527700 Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum. Is anyone familiar with Terry Starks--The Diet Doctor? I'm on day 3 of his program and was just wondering if any of you had participated and if so, what were the results? Wed, 29 May 2013 20:43:29 EST How do you handle stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x53498018 I have a very stressful job, which has contributed to my weight gain. I love the job, but the demands from Supervisors and Managers can sometimes be a lot. Added to that is the feeling the no matter how hard I work others get the recognition. <BR> I've read a lot of books on stress management at work and find that these aren't always realistic. These days I plough into my work to tune out everything else around me. At home its reading, calming spa music and my favorite shows. <BR> Runni... Mon, 27 May 2013 14:42:15 EST new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x53489251 Hello and good evening all. My hope is to get support. I am a 50 year old black woman. Fat again after 10 years of not too fat. Lost 100 lbs on the new man diet 10 years ago. That relationship ended (thank goodness) But, 10 years of stating emotionally has me back again to all that is familiar. <BR> <BR> so I'm hoping if I Change my attitudes AND my behavior, I'll see success. Feeling healthy and emotional freedom are my real goals. <BR> <BR> Hello again. Sun, 26 May 2013 20:24:11 EST JUMP into SUMMER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x52786748 This challenge will run from April 1-June 21. <BR> <BR> Goals <BR> Cardio of your choice 5-6 days @ least 45 mins. <BR> Strength Training-2-3 days <BR> upper body-triceps,shoulders chest back pushups (dumbbells resistance bands) <BR> lower body-squats, lunges, stand or laying down leg lifts <BR> stretch after each workout. <BR> pick a day to get in a full body stretch maybe on your rest day. <BR> <BR> Post SW GW <BR> <BR> Thanks to RONNIE150 for the Challenge!!!!!! <em>380</em> <BR> ... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 20:31:42 EST Hey Yall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x52765360 Im 32 and I reside in Jacksonville, FL. I am a mommy to one(21 months old), a middle school teacher and navy wife. I have always been chubby, while in college I was vegan for a minute and lost about 40 pounds even though I was still over 200 I felt and looked great. I am on a quest to get back there. My obstacles are my skinny husband who likes to eat meat and rice, my need to crunch and munch, and my intense desire to lay on the couch. I joined SparkPeople to make myself accountable for my t... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 11:21:24 EST WORKSHOPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x52741441 Hey, <BR> <BR> If you had an opportunity to attend a workshop what would the topic be, I am doing research so your input is greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thank you , <BR> Noir. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:34:51 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x52642417 Hello, <BR> <BR> I have struggled with my weight for quite some time. I've never been successful in keeping the weight off because I've always given up. This is why I'm here - to be held accountable, motivated and encouraged. I'm tired of talking about it and ready to be about it! <BR> <BR> This arena is new to me so any advice will be greatly appreciated. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:43:39 EST Good evening (or good morning) everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x52639864 Hello, <BR> <BR> I join spark people because I need motivation and accountability. I am aiming to lose 30 pounds by the end of the year and another 30 the year after. I am sure this is feasible but my lack of motivation makes me gain back the weight and back to square one again! <BR> <BR> thanks! <BR> <BR> Nehemy Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:06:03 EST I'm back and trying something new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x52484446 I started the Isagenix program last month, and I just stared working out last week with zumba classes 3 -4 times a week. So far so good. It seems to me that I only lose weight on cleanse days, and on shake days I start gaining the weight back! Is this happening with any of you? I just started the zumba last week so I am going to see if that makes a difference. Thanks for any feedback. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:56:43 EST Hi BBQ's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x52443952 I am a new user to this site. I signed up before but didn't use it. I'm looking for some helpful tips on making this site work for me, weight loss, and any other helpful healthy suggestions anyone wants to share. Fri, 8 Mar 2013 13:46:18 EST hii http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x52440523 Hi all this is Natrea I decided in February that I needed to work out and lose weight. I started going to the gym religiously 4x a week. I'm feeling blah right now because I haven't noticed any changes. I tried counting calories but not all the foods <BR> I eat can be counted. Fri, 8 Mar 2013 09:19:25 EST Hi BB Queens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x52424982 My name is kisha and I am looking forward to being a member of your team.I am hoping to find motivation and encouragement and also to encourage and motivate my fellow BBQs when needed. Thu, 7 Mar 2013 08:18:42 EST Spark People Cookbook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x52319291 Good Morning, Queens <BR> <BR> Just curious if anyone has purchased the Spark people Cookbook? If so did you find it useful? I am considering buying it just to get some ideas and recipes. <BR> <BR> Have a Healthy Day <em>30</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:28:55 EST confessions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x52309964 I try to hide that I don't work out as much.. i hope i learn to love working out Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:16:42 EST Tough Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x52242456 This was a tough week. I want to lose my stomach so bad but I know it takes time. Got to sing a solo in church next Sunday and finding something to fit, wow. But I am singing for Gods glory...not man. I will hang in there! Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:58:55 EST SAVED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x52196095 Despite all my weight, I am saved by HIS GRACE....Glad to be on your team and God's team. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:31:47 EST Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x52193730 Hello everyone! I'm a new team member and I can't wait to bring you along on my journey! Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:57:28 EST Hello Queens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x52093341 My name is Marsha. I am hoping this website and this group will be the push I need to stay motivating in reaching my goals. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:58:12 EST Question re: Weight Loss Mind-Body Connection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x52067437 Hello Beautiful Queens! <BR> <BR> I have a question for you. <BR> <BR> Since starting my weight loss journey again, and following a Low Carb, sufficient protein diet (Ideal Protein (IP) Weight Loss Program) in December 2012, I find that I spend so much time- daily - reading all this health, diet, fitness and inspirational informaton and staying connected to the Spark Team Boards and Blogs that it's become a nearly full-time focus - and it's not about having cravings (because I don't/haven't... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:24:29 EST Hello to ALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x51998048 Hello to all my BBQs, <BR> <BR> My name is Kristina and I'm finally at a point in my life that I'm serious about making a "healthy" lifestyle change...I have been a member of sp since May/2012 and I have started and reset my goals since then....until 2013...I am finally doing it the old school way....eating right and working out...and its really working!!!! I hope that everyone has a good week <em>244</em> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 21:30:32 EST Old, Yet New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x51952104 I was in this group before, but I needed to get my act together! I was doing well, but just wasn't in the right mindset. Now, I've started my weight loss journey all over again, and am doing it the way it should be done....one step at a time! I have a new attitude, and a new outlook on life. I am in deed on a mission to work hard, eat right, and get my body back! :-) <BR> <BR> Blessings, 2B :-) Sat, 2 Feb 2013 23:59:05 EST Sharon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x51932635 Hello, my name is Sharon Harris. I joined Sparks a few years ago but never used it. I have reset my tracker and going to start using this on a dailey basis now to help me keep up with my weight lost and to find better recipes. I need all the help I can get with little cost. Fri, 1 Feb 2013 17:33:26 EST Hi my name is Jessica696 Im new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x51906013 Im just getting started and I would love to create my own blog. If there is anyone who can help me with this please help! Thu, 31 Jan 2013 02:09:23 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x51872513 Just joined Spark People and looking for a good support system. Does anyone have a suggestion on a good weight loss protein shake that does not cost too much? Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:07:08 EST NEW AND EXCITED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x51826950 Hey everyone!! I joined in July 2012, but realized that I wasn't really serious at that time to lose . I am motivated now more than ever. I have an 11yr old who is beginning to have weight issues, so what better time than the present to lead by example. I was the same age when I began struggling with my weight and I do not want him to struggle all of his life like I have. Making better choices to lead to a healthier and happier family. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 00:10:17 EST Fitbit One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x51760693 Anyone wearing the Fitbit? If so, how do you like it? Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:16:27 EST Bonjour http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x51753757 Hi, I'm a 32 year old single mother of two. I am currently trying to change my eating habits and become more active. Its not because I have a negative body image, but because I feel horrible. I feel sleepy after I eat. I'm tired. I don't want that kind of life. I looked at my family history and saw so many overweight and unhealthy people and I'm living the same way that they did. I have to stop. I am hoping to have a support group around me to help me keep things on track. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:13:49 EST I'm back!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x51525934 Good Evening...got in 7.01 miles today..taking it one day at a time. I've decided not to place any unrealistic demands upon myself to only fall short. It's okay to fall the problem has been, I wasn't getting back up..but different day doing different things with a new mindset. God Bless!!! Mon, 7 Jan 2013 19:40:19 EST 90 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x51494896 Hey Team! I am starting a 90 day challenge. I would like to lose between 10-20 lbs. If anyone would like to take on this challenge with me. Please inbox me :) Thanks! Sat, 5 Jan 2013 23:54:49 EST Juicing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x51462302 Have anyone tried spinach, orange, ginger, cheyanne pepper, lime juice together? Suppose to be good for your hair.... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 23:44:17 EST Just sad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x51344713 I have gained back 18 lbs , I am just sad at how fast weight can slip on you ... I need some positive motivation , I refuse to go back to 210 .. I am back on the workout plan and Jenny craig I just need that mental pushed .... Please help <em>46</em> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 12:59:52 EST Hair-Dos May Keep African American Women from Exer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x51288185 They talking about us right here...bK <BR> <BR> "Hair-Dos May Keep African American Women from Exercise" <BR> December 18, 2012 By Hardbody Staff <BR> <BR> A recent study from North Carolina revealed that 40% of African American women will avoid exercising to save their hair-dos. <BR> <BR> The study’s objective was to “characterize the influence of hairstyle maintenance on exercise behavior in African American women.” A 40-item survey was conducted with 123 African American Women from 21 ... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:00:03 EST WONDERFUL WINTER TO STEPPING INTO SPRING CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x51277934 This challenge starts December 21 to March 20. There also will be mini challenges throughout the months.I hope this will keep you motivated to succeed in your journey. <BR> <BR> Goals/Challenges <BR> 1.Post your start weight,goal weight <BR> 2.Lose 5 pounds in a month <BR> 3.Eat 5 Fruit/Veggies daily <BR> 4.Eat 5-6 small meals daily <BR> 5.Drink half of your body weight in water <BR> 6.Cardio 60 mins daily <BR> 7Strength-Complete 500 Crunches (20 a day) monthly <BR> 8.Strength-Complete 500Pu... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:44:40 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x51147516 Hi my name is Heather. I've been in this site for a long time but have been a lazy daisy but not anymore. I'm 37 year old workin mother to a 17 yr old son. I work full time, go to school full time and mother full time so I'm pretty busy. I am working on my weight to keep myself healthy the right way. I am hoping to make new friends on here to keep me encouraged as well me keepin them encouraged. Sun, 9 Dec 2012 15:56:02 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x50956702 I joined the team because I am 40 now, and I want to look and feel my best from here on out. In 2005 I lost a lot of weight. I was in shape and feeling great, but my accomplishment was short-lived because I got too comfortable and quit eating healthy and exercising. I gained back all of the weight I had lost then some. I'm just trying to reshape myself again...not just for myself, but for my family as well. Any motivation would be greatly appreciated and needed. Thanks in advance!! Sun, 25 Nov 2012 08:56:32 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x50872410 Hi I am so glad to join a work out forum of culture. We have a "unique shape" and very different target areas that are a challenge to the black culture. Ill just be frank. I was a Marine and I had to work out twice as much as other women who were not black to maintain my neat and lean shape. Our dermis is different and even how we store fat. I learned this over the years and now I know it takes a different type of routine for me and I am seeing results. I was trapped at a size 18-22 for ... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 06:03:49 EST Join me...let's get our SEXY back!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x50642185 Hey everybody. For a long time, I have been told that I am a beautiful plus sized woman. I am so sick and tired of that crap. I am ready to be a sexy woman...period. So I am watching my food intake, drinking a whole lot of water and exercising to get my sexy back. Now, who is with me? Let's make this thread a place where we can hold each other accountable until we get the job done. Thu, 1 Nov 2012 10:23:43 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x50560843 Hello BBQ, I am so happy to be apart of this team. I look forward to making new friends and sharing insight with you all along the way. I am excited about making this lifestyle change and getting healthy, and losing some weight along the way would be great. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 13:09:52 EST Trouble eating on the weekends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x50499117 <BR> Sisters I realized this weekend I have a problem with my eating over the weekends. <BR> Somehow I justify having an extra sweet or a decadent meal, how can I get over this hump and maintain the healthy lifestyle through the weekends ? Not only Monday- Friday. <BR> <BR> Thank you for any help you can give this struggling sister (^_^) <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:16:12 EST Re-Introducing Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x50472764 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm BLACK AGAIN!!!! LOL....Just want to say hello and re-introduce myself to BBQ; I left SparkPeople 2 1/2 years ago to try a quick fix diet that never got off the ground, so now I'm back to try yet Again to lose weight the right way......Lifestyle change and exercise. I really need and solicit all the help I can get! I thank you in advance for being there for me. <BR> <BR> Peace & Blessings, <BR> Soon2BDiva Sat, 20 Oct 2012 12:59:16 EST Managing Life and Meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x50467720 I am struggling to find a balance on how to manage the things in my life and taking in healthy meals. It seems am always running behind, taking the kids to their events, and finding time for my husband. I end up skipping a meal or eating something unhealthy because I don't have time to get something healthy. HELP!!! Does anyone have any tips. Sat, 20 Oct 2012 00:45:34 EST new start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x50434383 I worked out for 148 minutes a day using X box 360 fitness Evolved and burned 306 calories I think I did really good I'm tired now about to take a long bath. <em>198</em> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:56:16 EST GIRL TREK! WALKING CHALLENGE- Oct. to Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x50393279 Ladies! DID YOU TAKE THE GIRL TREK Daily Walk CHALLENGE YET? <BR> <BR> <link>www.girltrek.org </link> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 01:22:16 EST BREAST HEALTH- MAMA JUGGS - Amazing One-Sista Show http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x50317999 Ladies, please, let's do everything each of us can to share the word about, and to support MAMA JUGGS, the award-winning 1-sista performance on BREAST HEALTH & "True Women's Issues". <BR> <BR> THIS SHOW IS RATED GROWN-FOLKS' CONTENT; not for the youth. <BR> <BR> MAMA JUGGS - website <BR> <link>www.mamajuggs.com </link> <BR> <BR> The show is done by a young sister name of ANITA SHONTEL WOODLEY, based in North Carolina. <BR> <BR> Have your Church, Mosque, salon, daycare center, yoga st... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 18:33:58 EST Hey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x50317082 Hey ladies, <BR> <BR> This group appears to be fun and excited. I will continue to check you out. <BR> <BR> Carla Tue, 9 Oct 2012 17:21:13 EST Newbie Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x50316459 Hello my name is Rachel and I have been lurking on SparkPeople for some time. I am very excited to commit to my weight loss journey with the BBQ's!! Tue, 9 Oct 2012 16:20:06 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x50291822 Hello, <BR> My name is Letrice. I am a 34 year old single mother that really needs to lose at least a 130lbs. I was diagnosed with type two diabetes in July of 2010. I started working toward the goal of eating healthy and exercising until my mother got sick. After I lost my mother in November of 2010 I just stopped caring. I stopped taking my medication, keeping track of my blood sugar, or going to doctor's visits. I had a wake up call about two months ago when I started working in the Nursin... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 06:19:45 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x50232630 Hi, my name is Donna and even though I had created an account on Sparkpeople about two years ago, I never really made a commitment to actively work the program. After being painfully honest to myself and taking a look at what was getting in the way; I have to say it was ME. Soooooo, i have been making a good faith effort to actively do the things I need to do to be successful such as track my food intake, and exercise. I have always enjoyed reading the articles, trying the recipes, but am ... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 22:44:02 EST Internal Cleasing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x50231594 Hi all, I'm new to this site. I am looking to start my weight loss/ life style change on the right foot. I would be delighted, if someone can refer me to a few different, deep internal cleansers. Thanks in advance:) Wed, 3 Oct 2012 21:30:54 EST got to lose !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x50229205 Hello everyone back at it once again.Hope to get these pounds off for GOOD!!! Wed, 3 Oct 2012 18:33:58 EST Ladies! My Yoga Online Sale Ends Tonight!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x50180307 <BR> Tonight was "Time for Yoga" global practice, sponsored by Yoga Health Foundation. <BR> <BR> Did anyone else do/doing their yoga practice tonight, 7 to 8pm (local time, wherever you are)? <BR> <BR> I did one-hour practice following a wonderful video by my Washington, DC yoga instructor, Faith Hunter. Her video- Stand in Your Truth- is available on MY YOGA ONLINE! <BR> <BR> This video focuses on the FIFTH chakra- the throat chakra- and self-expression and communication. Excellent instr... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 21:51:14 EST **STRESSED** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x50171772 I have an issue w/ stress! I know it's causing my blood pressure to go up again, and I certainly don't want to go back on medicine. What should I do as far as maybe some type of stress relief? I would take any advice....thank you in advance Sun, 30 Sep 2012 11:29:10 EST Scales http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x50167980 I have 3 sets of scales at home. One is the old fashioned kind and the other 2 are digital. The digital ones read the same weight, but the old one doesn't. When I get on the industrial scale at work, that one has the same weight as my digital scales. I weigh myself 2-3 times a week. Especially when I feel miserable. Right now U have gained 15 pounds in 2 weeks, partly because of my thyroid condition. I walk every other day, but that number is still the same. I hate feeling the way that I do r... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 04:38:21 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x50115247 Hi everyone. I am 40 years old, wife and mother of 2. I have struggled with my weight for years. I have minor successes and then I always seem to get off track. I joined SP to help keep me on track and motivated. I love this site because I get encouragement and motivation that is lacking here due to being new to the area. I am looking forward to this new journey. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:08:10 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x50104703 Hi just wanted to say hello. And I look foward <BR> To being a part of this team Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:18:15 EST Trying.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x50082462 I do wonderful through the week while I'm at work, but on the wk-end I gain it right back..can't seem to get past the wk-end. <em>39</em> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:09:45 EST new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x50014816 I am a new member to the BBQ group. I need to lose 50 to 100 pounds and need all the help <BR> and inspiration I can get. I am so happy to have found this group and have adopted the goal to drink 8 classes of water a day. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:02:08 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49994513 M y name is Tanika and I have been on this site for awhile, but never really used it. I have decided to become serious about losing weight. I am focused more than ever. I lost 20 pounds four months ago and gained it all back. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:30:00 EST New contender http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49898142 Hello ladies..a new contender has joined the BBQ gladiators. I look forward to hearing from you all. Thanks much!! Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:51:11 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49876584 Hi! All!I'm 67+ yrs old from India.Fitness ethusiast,working out in Zym indoor & running out door since June'2012.Goal is to run marathon. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:28:15 EST TGIF!! Big plans this weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x49809129 Hey BBQs!! <BR> <BR> How did you do this week? <BR> Highs: <BR> Lows: <BR> Brag-worthy moments: <BR> <BR> Do you have big plans this weekend??? Fri, 7 Sep 2012 05:55:44 EST "Inactive Team Leader" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x49799995 I am wondering what happens to the team? Does Spark remove the group if there is no "leader"? I hope not but I'm just curious...does anyone know? Thu, 6 Sep 2012 14:57:13 EST Change Nothing. .Nothing Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x49776729 Change something today. What thing,you,me can change today that can improve our chances TO improve? <BR> <BR> It doesn't have to be life altering,cataclysmic walk on the water type change. Today it might be something as small (but important) as refusing for second maybe two of berating yourself. <BR> <BR> Or walking away from "it" whatever the it is today. <BR> <BR> It, at least for me, today is taking care of some personal business without assistance. This may sound like I'm being vague ... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 06:28:41 EST Thanksgiving Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x49762390 Stick to what you've already done and add 1 more. Whether you've already agreed to workout 90 minutes a week and 8 glasses of water with 3 fruits and veggies a day. Challenge yourself to work out for 5 more minutes, or drink another glass of water, or eat another fruit and or veggie. Whatever your goals are. Exceed them by one! I'm excited! I hope you guys are too! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 4 Sep 2012 08:48:01 EST Compliments! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x49652545 Has anyone complimented you on your journey? <BR> <BR> After my run yesterday evening, I ran into a neighbor who noticed my weight loss and it was a wonderful feeling! She couldn't believe I was almost 300lbs and was a size 24. <BR> <BR> Tell us your stories! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 18:48:03 EST Greetings From Northern California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49610751 Hello everyone! My name is Jocelyn and I live in Northern California. I'm 41 and was recently diagnosed with HBP. That was a complete shocker at my last Dr. visit. I think they had to take my blood pressure 4 times to make sure they got the correct reading. <BR> <BR> This was a true eye opener for me, and i am now committed to leading a healthier lifestyle. I'm ready to shed these lbs.(65 to be exact) and hopefully get off of my medication at some point! <BR> <BR> I look forward to chatting... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 20:59:24 EST What Keeps You Motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x49589228 For those who have stuck with a program and lost weight - what is it that keeps you motivated? I'll do great for about 6 - 8 weeks then get over confident and then start back to my old habits. It's been a consistent roller coaster. The funny thing is in all other areas of my life I'm known to push through....... <BR> <BR> I'd like to hear - what keeps you going on your weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the support. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 10:42:34 EST Hello I'm Somewhat New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49563296 Hello I’m Linda <BR> I’m a 62 year old lady with three grand’s that I haven’t seen for years. I signed up for this program earlier in the year but things went wrong; I hope to hang on this time. My goal is to lose at least 30 lbs. I was 170 lbs but now I am at 160 and I can not seem to lose anymore. With my health issues my goal is 130-125 lbs <BR> <BR> I dropped off of this site because my husband has lung cancer, thyroid cancer and had a silent heart attack. Yet with all of this goi... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 17:10:37 EST anyone in the Long Beach area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49521674 Hi my name is Tarsha. I lost weight for my wedding last year and my 1 years is coming up in October and I gained all the weight I have lost. I can lose the weight but having trouble keeping it off. This time it will not be a diet but a healthier life style instead... I usually don't eat breakfast ... so I will do a meal replacement for breakfast and lunch and eat healthy snacks and dinner..... Anyone needs a walking buddy or gym ..... I'm there... I live in Signal Hill/Long Beach area.. <BR> ... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 00:06:09 EST Introducing myself - Mitchell http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49418523 Hello everyone, I am new to Sparkpeople.com but I am looking forward to the new journey of healthier living that I have embarked on. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 01:19:36 EST Hi, SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49411318 I'm new to this community. Hope to lose about 50 pounds over 1 year... I'm married with 2 grown daughters & 1 grown granddaughter. I'm also diabetic with high blood pressure & high cholesterol. Losing a significant amount of weight will/should reduce my dependence on expensive medications. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:59:44 EST Got Curves?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49389764 Hola Ive technically been on here for a while but Im just now getting more active on the site. Really looking forward to being down to my ideal body weight really soon. One of the big reasons for my wanting to lose weight besides getting fit is I want to break into the entertainment industry and well they don't seem to take kindly to bigger girls which is a shame! #gotcurves?! Thu, 9 Aug 2012 22:41:20 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49375199 Hello Fellah's and Galz, Coming to meet everyone and hopefully have some weight loss friends i really need help and motivation. Thanks Wed, 8 Aug 2012 23:43:42 EST Hello I'm Shirley http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49370826 I 'm so excited to begin my new life on healthy living and i'm glad to be apart of the community . be expecting a new and improve me. Wed, 8 Aug 2012 18:32:29 EST Help! I don't like to grocery shop http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x49370802 What advice does anyone have for someone who dreads shopping for food? I love clothes shopping, except for the full length mirror, but when I go into any supermarket, I feel overwhelmed. I know that if you want to stay healthy and calorie conscious, you're supposed to stick to the outside aisles (produce, dairy, etc.), but I always get lost in the inside aisles. I know everything in the inside isn't bad, but the carbs call my name. <BR> <BR> What do I shop for? I always have a list, but 9 ti... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 18:30:52 EST Fall Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x49366111 Where do we find the info regarding the challenge, or is it a challenge that we set for ourselves? Wed, 8 Aug 2012 12:04:53 EST How has your morning started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x49362907 <BR> I've been on line for a few hours earning SP points. I am trying to lift my spirits for today so that I can make a plan and not plan to fail w/o one. <BR> <BR> On 7/27/12, life happened and trying to stay above the fray. As wife and mother ,in this situation ,I have to maintain a positive front. Pls give a few moments of silence for me and my family. Wed, 8 Aug 2012 08:44:10 EST I am back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x49335102 Hello Queens I am back and ready to lose the pounds. Let's do this! <BR> Mon, 6 Aug 2012 14:04:43 EST Sending a Hello and Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49289721 Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> My name is Meg <BR> <BR> I am new to SparkPeople and am truly glad to start this journey here. This weight loss journey is a little difficult (^_^) and at time some motivation is needed, hopefully Spark can add a little kick in that area. <BR> <BR> Thank you for letting me join the group. <BR> I look forward to working hard Fri, 3 Aug 2012 11:25:50 EST Almost gave up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x49276543 I almost gave up over the simplest of things. Last night I made brown rice (for the first time) with some lentil beans. Me and my fast self, went and helped myself to a cup of brown rice instead of looking up how much I should eat. Well when I put it the tracker, it came up to a whopping 640 calories--just from the rice alone! I was so down trodden that I actually had to stop myself from saying 'forget it!' and rushing out to the nearest dunkin donuts. <BR> <BR> Well at least I learned a va... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 15:02:05 EST Nursing School confusion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x49272031 Hi everyone I am in the middle of nursing school and well it's pretty hectic. I would love some insight and opinions on how to stay on track and eat properly when stressed out. <BR> Thank you for all your knowledge :) Thu, 2 Aug 2012 09:52:33 EST Determined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49251362 Hello Sparkers! I'm finally getting it together after all this time. I choose to live and do better. I am getting serious about my weight lost and my health. One day and step at a time. I will get this done! With God all things are possible.... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 01:47:28 EST This is Me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49196932 My name is Danielle and I am twenty-five years old. I have been trying to lose weight since I was ten years old and truthfully have become fearful of what might happen to me if I don't. I life in Ohio with my Nana, Papi, Auntie, and Uncle. Also I work part-time at a Kroger store, (of which I love since I love working with people but the schedules make it hard to find time to go to a gym or the park to work out.) I have tried... pretty close to everything and find myself despairing at becoming... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 14:40:45 EST . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49190195 Sorry. Moved to intro Sat, 28 Jul 2012 00:16:38 EST Trying to Intrduce Myself to the Team; http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49187916 Dear BBQ's <BR> <BR> I am, technically challenged, I am not sure I am in the righr place for my introduction. Well. here goes.. <BR> <BR> I am 65 years old, the mother (single mom) of three, the grandmother to eight, I retired 3 yrs ago, and I have turrned into a recluse who meds up for depression to get through each day. I need a full hip replacemt, however I have to loose 65 plus pounds. I have been dealing with a great deal of pain which has made me sit all day and I am so out of s... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:02:26 EST CrossFit Level 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49179895 Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Curtis Hill and I currently live in Turkey. I was wondering if anybody could tell me about the CrossFit level 1 certification. I was kind of picked to attend the course by my boss. I'm very happy to be attending, but wanted some input. Thanks! Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:54:28 EST New ambitious person http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49171700 Hello, <BR> My name is nicole. Im happy to join this website. I am eager to reach my goals ans live a happy healthier life. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:02:39 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49159539 Good evening Everyone <BR> <BR> I am new to the group and would like to get all the help and motivation that I can get from everyone. My name is Shay and this is very very new too me. I have never done this and very scared please help <BR> <BR> thank you <BR> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:52:39 EST Working out on an empty stomach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x49155343 Hi ladies! I need your opinion. How many of you prefer to work out on an empty stomach? My goal is to lose 60 lbs by doing it the old fashion way - diet and exercise, no pills. I get up every morning at 5 AM w/o eating breakfast and walk on the treadmill for 30-35 mins 5 days a week and strength training twice a week. After working out, I may eat a bowl of cereal if I have time before I leave for work or eat a cereal bar if I don't have the time. Honestly, I 'm really not a breakfast eater so... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:20:16 EST Working out on an empty stomach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49155310 Hi ladies! I need your opinion. How many of you prefer to work out on an empty stomach? My goal is to lose 60 lbs by doing it the old fashion way - diet and exercise, no pills. I get up every morning at 5 AM w/o eating breakfast and walk on the treadmill for 30-35 mins 5 days a week and strength training twice a week. After working out, I may eat a bowl of cereal if I have time before I leave for work or eat a cereal bar if I don't have the time. Honestly, I 'm really not a breakfast eater s... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:18:20 EST Never too Early http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49139272 Hi, <BR> I joined spark people, motivated to live a healthy life. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:39:52 EST Zumba! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x49125434 I WENT TO MY FIRST ZUMBA CLASS TODAY, OMG WHAT A WORKOUT, BUT I WILL BE GOING BACK WEDNESDAY ;) Mon, 23 Jul 2012 22:57:55 EST Bring out your music from the past and dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x49122432 I've been cleaning out the garage, and came across BOXES of old albums! Donna Summer, Al Green, Earth Wind and Fire, Ashford and Simpson, The Tempts, Supremes, Angie Bofill, Brothers Johnson, and many more. Been dancing to Shalamar all weekend--except for church on Sunday! emoticon <BR> <BR> I've been getting a real workout by dancing to my old LP's!! Anyone want to join me? What music do you have that's been gathering dust?? <BR> <BR> Jae Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:43:26 EST shortythick1998 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49106867 Hello,I am a yo yo dieter dont know why. My largest weight was 326 i lost weight got down to 156. I went back up to 206. Then after that i went down to 134 the lowest i ever been in my life now i am 164 i am so tried of this i relly need the surport from people that understands. Sun, 22 Jul 2012 21:38:12 EST shortythick1998 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49106853 Hello,I am a yo yo dieter dont know why. My largest weight was 326 i lost weight got down to 156. I went back up to 206. Then after that i went down to 134 the lowest i ever been in my life now i am 164 i am so tried of this i relly need the surport from people that understands. Sun, 22 Jul 2012 21:37:42 EST New Member Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49106017 Hi ALL! Sun, 22 Jul 2012 20:38:26 EST Need a Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49067341 Hello I am new here, I am a Pastor with a busy schedule would like to come to know those who love the Lord. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 01:48:19 EST Coming back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x49059052 Hi All, <BR> <BR> My name is Dede, <BR> <BR> I've been a sparkpeople member for nearly four years now. But, with so many things going on in my personal life; my focus had not been on taking care of myself. But, it time and i'm motivated to do so now. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:45:11 EST Athletic Black Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x49047785 This is 1 of 6 videos of inspirational Athletic Black Women. From professional athletes-fitness models-everyday women who love to work out. <BR> <BR> LOVE EM! <BR> <BR> Enjoy! The video uploader's name on Youtube is Musicvegan01. <BR> <BR> Link: <link>youtu.be/Px3qbjBkQNg </link> <em>355</em> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:24:58 EST do for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x49000082 i try to put in hard effort to work out 6 days a week. i juice one or two meals a day and eat a good healthy meal for my lunch. Since i work afternoon, i don't eat after 7 pm. <BR> i have a old friend which i really love him,but seem like not goin NOWHERE, so "I THINK ABOUT POTIVE THING I LIKE AND DO FOR MYSELF", This make me happy to do me.. <em>244</em> Sun, 15 Jul 2012 21:59:01 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48981834 Looking forward to being apart of the team Sat, 14 Jul 2012 16:01:09 EST Live WELL Laugh OFTEN Love MUCH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48934064 Hello, I was introduced to SparkPeople by a young lady co-worker about a year ago and i've dabbled in it here and there and have always found it to be very interesting and interactive. This year i've decided to commit to a healthy lifestyle and look forward to any and all encouraging information, tips & tools. Don't ever hesitate to reach out to me. I've been told I'm a very friendly face in the crowd. Wishing All great sucess in their goals, whatever they may be. Wishing You Peace & Serenity... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:18:13 EST Exercising before work Vs Exercising after work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x48933014 I perfer working out in the mornings. This comes from a person who is the Queen of the snooze button, king of heading to the gym after work 4days a week. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:07:48 EST Serena's arms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x48916093 I'm going to be talking about this all month. I caught the last two games at Wimbledon where Serena played and won, and she was MAGNIFICENT!! Her arms are well-built, powerful and strong, and even though she's young enough to be my daughter, I'm using her as inspiration to do my arm weight training! What's even better, it's working! So I'm going to keep on picturing her arms and legs. <BR> <BR> Anyone else have an inspiration for working out? <BR> <BR> Jae Tue, 10 Jul 2012 10:54:38 EST Hello.. I'm new to the group and need motivation!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48915467 Hello all.. I have just joined and I want to solicit all the tips and advice I can get.. Problem areas are exercising and food choices.. Thanks in advance!!! Tue, 10 Jul 2012 10:13:04 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x48900400 Good morning, I am new to this group. This weight loss journey has been a difficult one but I am giving it my all this time. DESPERATELY NEED SOME PRAYER AND ENCOURAGEMENT! Mon, 9 Jul 2012 12:44:29 EST Hello, I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48880984 Looking for motivation and friendship as I walk this journey to lose 50lbs before I turn 50 in 3 years. I want to do it the natural way with good food and exercise. I hope to learn a lot from all of my BBQ sista's!!! Sun, 8 Jul 2012 09:41:21 EST Getting Myself to a Healthier, Fitter Place! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48824310 I'm a girl who has always dreamed of what life would be like if I was healthier and fitter. I'm taking my steps each day to get to that point. With hard work and determination, and family and friends support, I'm willing to go the distance! Wed, 4 Jul 2012 12:21:31 EST Trying New Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x48780743 What are some new foods you want to try but are too expensive or you don't know how to cook it? I'd love to try chia seeds (too expensive), fresh jackfruit, mangosteens and lychees (not shipped to the midwest) and hemp milk (what do I do with it?). Sun, 1 Jul 2012 19:19:21 EST Fit & FABULOUS for the Fall Challenge!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x48778007 This challenge (Sorry so late) will run from July 1st through Labor Day weekend. <BR> <BR> The purpose of the challenge is to jump start a workout routine or to enhance one that is already in existance. <BR> <BR> Simular to the other cahllenges that we have had on BBQ this is a place to hold yourself accountable and to share things that do and dont work for you. <BR> <BR> I like the plan that I had started out with so I will continue on that path with the Queens, HOWEVER, You do YOU and wh... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 15:44:00 EST Hello BBQ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48768101 My name is Marion i would like to be part of your team. I live in the Seattle washington. i started my new venture for a life change. I am now 49 this year. I have MS for 5 yrs now. I was up to 298, now i'm at 217. Been hard getting under 200, i am losing inches now. i try to work out 6 days a week. It's a challege and i think about the good things in life. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 22:52:48 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48765987 I just joined and I need all the support I can get. I really need to make this woork. It's time for a lifestyle change. <em>30</em> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 19:59:03 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48765557 Hi I just joined and I need all the support I can get. <em>213</em> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 19:06:45 EST I'M COMING OUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48756975 I am soooo glad to have a group of supporters on the same journey to be healthier! Can't wait to see our progress. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 01:20:07 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48753894 My name is Kidada Kendrick... I am a 37 year mother of two wonderful human beings... I am currently weighting in at 244.. I have recently lost 6 pounds this month. I love spin /cycle class. I attend spin six days a week, I weight train 3x a week and just started P90x yesterday.. I am need of a good support system.. My plan is to lose 80 pounds..and I will do just that!!!!! Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:37:14 EST Whats snacking? Healthy lunch and snack choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x48733379 It is 12:30 pm and my stomach is grumbling. What is everyone snacking on/ eating for lunch today. Any healthy suggestions to stay on our goals. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:29:49 EST mamitalinda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48732957 i hope i don't quit this program because i want to lose weight Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:58:54 EST mamitalinda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48732910 i hope i don't quit this program because i want to lose weight Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:55:33 EST Hello BBQs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48709715 I am new here. Wanted to stop in and say hello to everyone. Looking forward to being a part of this team. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 23:30:42 EST A newbie here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48660853 Hello Ladies, <BR> My name is Sabrina and I'm completely new to SparkPeople. I really want to lose this weight and most of all to get healthy. I look forward to connecting with you ladies on this journey! <em>213</em> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 21:41:45 EST Getting Enough Fiber http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x48643083 I'm looking to get my fiber intake to 30g-40g a day (currently around 20g). Does anyone have favorite foods, recipes or snacks that are high fiber? Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:25:29 EST Just to say Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48624820 Hello BBQ's just another woman who has struggled with my weight off and on seems like forever. I recently lost 50 pounds going from a size 22 to a 14, and now I'm barely squeezing into a 16 now. I lost my motivation for a minute but now I'm back on track. Be Blessed <em>30</em> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:26:21 EST Has Anyone had Success using Metamorphis By Tracy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x48605485 My husband recently purchase Metamorphosis By Tracy for me.The Cardio dance is questionable. So I Am wondering is it worth the pain? Wed, 20 Jun 2012 08:16:47 EST Southern Magnolia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48595891 Hi Everyone! <BR> Im new to SparkPeople, but i have a co-worker that just raves about it so Im going to give it a try. I look forward to meeting new people and learning new things on my road to a healther leaner me. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 15:15:05 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48591618 I'm Bobbi. New to this site and this Team. I have struggled with my weight since I was a little kid. I grew to my heaviest after my first child which was well close to 300 lbs. I didnt even want to look at my self in the mirror, but that was not a solution. I lost most of it by cutting out things that weren't good for me and went from a size 24 to now 16. I want to get to a 12 but struggle with this last 50 lbs. That is why I am here. Hopefully this will give me the motivation I need to ... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:03:59 EST What happens after the weight is gone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x48575932 Is anyone else afraid of being thin? Most people say no because they think of how wonderful things will be when they lose weight. But if we want to be lose the weight so bad why do we sabotage ourselves? <BR> <BR> I am very afraid of being thin. Or rather, I'm afraid of men's attention when I am thin. I hate the harrassment, the vulgarity and the unwanted, negative attention. Being overweight doesn't stop it completely but it definately turns down the volume and the frequency. When I am thin... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 10:34:25 EST Thanks for the warm welcome, BBQ's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48564549 Hello all, <BR> Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I greatly appreciate it and I look forward to meeting more of you as we move through this fitness journey together! Have a great week. Renee <em>213</em> Sun, 17 Jun 2012 14:55:12 EST Hello fellow BBQ's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48543938 My name is Cebrina I currently live in Kingwood, Tx. (Houston). I have a story. First and foremost I am happy to be in this group, I am 43, the mother of an 18 year old son who recently graduated high school. I also have one daughter who I have had since she was 2 weeks old she's 20, another who is my son's sister 23. I was diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia/Entrapment which is where the nerve is entrapped between 2 ligaments and it branches from the buttocks into the pelvic and perenial area.... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:09:49 EST Ticker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x48535153 Hello All, <BR> Just a quick question. Can you all see my ticker at the bottom of my posts that track my weight loss? I can not see it so I was wondering if anyone else can. I am still learning this site. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:44:06 EST Shy Bee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48533504 I am new to the site and excited about changing my lifestyle and the way I treat my body when doing one of my most favorite things EATING!!!!!!! Fri, 15 Jun 2012 06:12:53 EST First Timer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48526256 Hello all ......To GOD be the glory I'm cocomoose and this is my first time on sparkpeople, and my first time committing to myself to get fit and live a healthy life. I'm ready to start calling myself a BBQ. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:07:31 EST Joined Yesterday 06/13/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48520903 Hello <BR> My name is Genise, (nisey) I just joined yesterday and am very excited to meet each and everyone of you, and to learn, grow and explore. <em>30</em> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 09:43:59 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48516108 Hello everyone! I have been struggling with my weight for many years. However, I am continuously committed to breaking the cycle of obesity in my family. I wish everyone the best of health! Wed, 13 Jun 2012 23:26:17 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48424448 Hello BBQ'S, I Am Ms Sassy taking this challenge once again to lose my weight for good. I expect to win this time. Thu, 7 Jun 2012 21:37:06 EST NOW IS THE TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48421436 HELLO ALL, <BR> I AM THE MOTHER OF 4 AND 1YR OLD GIRLS. I AM 41 SOON TO BE 42 AND I AM TIRED OF BEING TIRED. I AM NOW 1 POUND OVER MY HIGH SCHOOL WEIGHT WHICH IS 186 LBS. HOW DID I GET HERE, WHEN I DIDN'T WEIGH THIS MUCH WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH MY DAUGHTERS. I GUESS UNEMPLOYMENT, A BREAK UP WITH THE GIRLS DAD AND JUST TRYING TO MAINTAIN IS THE CONTRIBUTING FACTOR. NO MORE "THE TIME IS NOW." I AM EXCITED AND READY TO ACHIEVE MY GOAL. Thu, 7 Jun 2012 16:52:34 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48398863 I made a very important decision today to lose weight and feel great about who I am. I have tried many times before and failed. Today is different. It is different because instead of given blame and making excuses, I realize I am 100% responsible for all my choices good or bad no matter what the reason. I have developed a strong WHY of the reason this is important to me. I guess this is my way of putting myself on the spot. It is out there in black and white and I cannot take it back. I look ... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 08:49:20 EST Hello BBQ's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48377938 I just joined today. I started working out more regularly 3 weeks ago. Wanted a place to log and track my progress and came across this page. It's nice to know I'm not alone and there are people who can relate to my journey. I have about 40lbs that I want to lose. Look forward to getting inspiration and motivation. Mon, 4 Jun 2012 22:40:40 EST Hi Everyone :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48354710 Hello SparkPeople...This is my first time here. I am looking to lose some weight with a bunch of support. Please feel free to give me some pointers :). Sun, 3 Jun 2012 13:39:25 EST Hello newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48348848 Hi im new to this site this is my first day, I am getting the hang of this. Well I AM 250LBS and my goal weight is 143lbs I know it is a big goal but I can do it. Sun, 3 Jun 2012 01:41:21 EST Hi Everyone :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48343724 Hello SparkPeople...This is my first time here. I am looking to lose some weight with a bunch of support. Please feel free to give me some pointers :). Sat, 2 Jun 2012 17:48:13 EST joined this evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48331856 Hello everyone Fri, 1 Jun 2012 20:32:30 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48310897 HI my name is Angel I am new to this site and I am trying to start a healthy lifestyle. I was told that I might have pcos so I have to live healthier. I also want to lose at least 50 pounds. If anybody has any tips for me that would be great.:-) Thu, 31 May 2012 13:52:44 EST New(NOt so New) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48280754 I joined this team in 2008. I am now finally getting on here again. After 4 years I have been thru so much that I am still where i started 300lbs. I am so ready now for a new me and a new life. I have to put all the stress and drama aside and just let God handle it. I am happy to be back. Tue, 29 May 2012 16:00:36 EST Good evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48269587 I am new to this site. I have 37 pounds to lose and need support to move forward. I have been exercising four days a week which is half the battle. I am tracking my calories and exercising so I should get there. Like the country song goes ITS A CLIMB! Mon, 28 May 2012 21:50:25 EST First Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48259791 I joined SP just this morning. I'm 54 years old. Each year I find myself gaining just a little more weight. I'm now more than 50 pounds over my ideal weight. I'm starting with the first 50. My goal is to get more active by doing "something" each and every day. I've tried many weight loss programs but I think I wasn't ready. I am now. Good luck to me! Mon, 28 May 2012 08:55:31 EST Motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48246716 Hello All, <BR> As I am new to this forum, I am excited about my choice to tackle my unhealthy eating. I look forward to reading your accomplishments and encouragements in my quest to a more healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Good Luck Ladies! Sun, 27 May 2012 08:25:19 EST Chelle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48241475 Sparkpeople is a great tool. Wish I would have found it a year ago. Sat, 26 May 2012 18:27:12 EST Greetings BBQ's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48217049 Hey my sisters! My name is Roz. I am a 55 year old breast cancer survivor. I joined SparkPeople because I must lose weight if I want to remain in remission. I need to lose about 135 pounds. I am so happy to be a part of a group with a common goal - good health. I look forward to getting to know everyone and sharing our victories. Have a BLESSED evening. <BR> Peace, Roslyn Thu, 24 May 2012 20:00:03 EST Hello my fellow BBQ's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48203269 Hello all, <BR> This is the first day of my journey on the road to health and fitness. I am looking forward to being inspired by all your success stories and encouraged by your uplifting words that will no doubt fuel me. Wed, 23 May 2012 20:27:44 EST Accountability buddy needed that IMs/texts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x48187944 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I think I need a little push or to take another step and try something and see if it helps or works to help me on my journey to weight loss and being healthier. <BR> <BR> So I'm looking for an accountability pal, but one that is very accessible and loves to IM. By IM (instant messaging) I mean someone that has a phone that will allow easy access to IMing like using Whatsapp or Blackberry Messenger for instance. Someone that is looking for a pal that they can chit chat to... Tue, 22 May 2012 19:57:02 EST Hair Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x48185564 This is a weird question, but I'll ask anyway... I posted this in another team but didn't get any response, so I'm posting it here. Thanks to all that can offer advice. <BR> <BR> After working out, and sweating, my hair gets dry and dull and loses its bounce. Before I started working out, my hair was always shiny, silky and healthy looking. <BR> <BR> Have you ladies mastered a way to protect your hair from the dryness from exercising (sweat)? I would like to have beautiful hair and a beauti... Tue, 22 May 2012 16:31:37 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48181190 hi everyone, I started sparkpeople back in january but I kinda fell off the wagon. I figure if I join a team I can stay motivated... Tue, 22 May 2012 10:17:02 EST I DID IT!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x48173801 I walked to and from my job today, a whole 5 miles, now i just have one question.......why am I craving peanut butter right now? Mon, 21 May 2012 21:21:51 EST Skinny Fiber diet pills http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x48164599 Morning, everyone <BR> I wanted to know has anyone heard of skinny fiber diet pills or used skinny fiber diet pills. Mon, 21 May 2012 09:47:40 EST Ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48156021 Hello Team, <BR> I am so happy to start this journey. I finally realize the word THICK is not a compliment....it should be a word of motivation to lose weight :) Sun, 20 May 2012 18:16:03 EST Getting Started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48146410 Hi, my name is Wonda and I am starting a Program to lose over 80 pounds. Looking to meet weight loss buddies, and encouragements are helpful. Sat, 19 May 2012 23:10:30 EST Black Girls Run! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x48142854 Wondering if many you are familiar with this group? They've recently gained national attention on CNN and in Runner's World magazine. It's a great group! If you're a marathon runner like me, or someone who would like to start to run or jog or just getting active, there's probably a local chapter near you! They have a website and Facebook page! I'm part of BGR Tampa and love the group. This group was also instrumental in me being in the Dec. 2011 Ebony magazine because Ebony saw the onli... Sat, 19 May 2012 17:16:05 EST Hello All!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48118859 Hi, I'm Jc. I am new to this site which was referred to me by a co-worker. I saw her before picture and could not even recognize her. I could not believe that was her. She told me how this site helped her to lose over 100 pounds. I was so excited to actually see and talk to a real person that used a weight loss program and it worked for them. I have tried everything else so I thought why not try this, especially when it fits perfectly into my budget. (FREE) : ) So, I am looking forward... Thu, 17 May 2012 22:23:20 EST Getting started is easy; maintaining is hard! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48088998 Hello all! My name is Cassandra Young. I am a thirty one year old college student. My goal is to graduate from nursing school in a couple of years. I also have a wonderful daughter with whom I parent alone. I learned about sparkpeople while reading my nook tablet. I thought, now there's a program I think I can stick to, so I'm embarking on this journey, but thankfully not alone. I have already read many encouraging and uplifting messages, so I feel like I'm off to a good start! I am very acti... Wed, 16 May 2012 02:59:30 EST Give it to me straight PLEASE!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x48071437 I haven't been on spark people in so long it's pathetic but i'm at my breaking point....you know how they say the truth hurts, why is it people don't want to give it to you straight? Ok so here is the deal I gained weight and I continue to make excuses, maybe i'm depressed it's that time of the month excuse after excuse. I'm walking again doing a mile at least three times a week but I'm so unmotivated when this should be one of the most vital things in my life change, I've been having heart s... Tue, 15 May 2012 00:05:17 EST looking for a buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48057475 Hi <BR> Just starting on this journey and looking for support. Hoping to reach my goal and pick up some good company along the way. Mon, 14 May 2012 07:47:38 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48057258 Hi <BR> I'm a new kid on the block. Looking forward to making positive changes in my life. Mon, 14 May 2012 07:28:59 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48048471 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm new to BBQ and SP. I need some motivation and support to get me back on my weight loss journey. I'm 40 yrs. old, married with 2 children and have been training off and on with a personal trainer who has become a good friend, but with work, school, family and other responsibilites, I have lost my way. I lost 35lbs the beginning of the year, but have gained 25lbs back! I am just digusted and hate that I am starting "all over again". I am tired of being sick and tired... Sun, 13 May 2012 13:07:44 EST Not new but needed friends to keep me motivated!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48023692 Hello BBQs, <BR> <BR> I am not a new member. In fact, I have been a member of the team for years. I have not been active and that may have cause my weight gain. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, I am back and I am gonna need your help. I need you help to keep me motivated when I am unmotivated. To keep me accountable when I am not willing to give it my all. To listen when I am not having a great day. <BR> <BR> Thanks for everything. I look forward to being more active on spark. Fri, 11 May 2012 14:53:08 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48013675 Hey Ladies, <BR> My name is Pamela, <BR> <BR> I'm excited about joining SparkPeople again -- I was an active member and belonged to this group a few years ago, but I lost the weight I wanted and I fell off, this time I plan to lose the weight and stay connected to SparkPeople because I realize that it's the accountability I gained from this forum that helped me reach my goal, so this time I am determined to reach my goal and maintain it this time.. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to meeting... Thu, 10 May 2012 22:26:51 EST Introduction! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x48011521 Hi! My name is Samantha. After several years of being considered a "heavy" girl, I finally decided to change my circumstances and weight and do something about it. I have never been skinny nor do I wanna be actually. I like my curves....a whole lot, I just think they need some slimming and much TLC. Today, May 11th 2012 I officially start my 28 day workout bootcamp! I am determined to see result at the end of this challenge. Well there was my intro! Check back soon. <BR> Cheers! Thu, 10 May 2012 19:48:46 EST New to you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47977809 Hi, I am just starting and trying to find my way around this site. I need a lot of help and I pray that I can make this work for my health. Tue, 8 May 2012 18:24:20 EST My name is Irene and I want to ly ose weight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47976928 losing weight is not a easy. Keeping it off is harder. I need help and supprot Tue, 8 May 2012 17:26:20 EST Getting it together http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47958472 I am adopting a healther way of life today, and having this community of people and the support system to help me along the way is a breath of fresh air. I cannot wait to get my life back on track and become a success story , not only for myself, but for others. Mon, 7 May 2012 16:05:24 EST re-joining http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47946162 hi everybody started over a year ago stopped got frustrated and discouraged but in that time or should i say the last 3 months really wanting to try again and even managed to loose some weight from 226 now down to 208 determined to stay motivated and reach for team goals Sun, 6 May 2012 22:38:20 EST Working hard to lose 50 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47946133 Ladies, I need to know your secret. My goal is to lose 50 pounds by July. Okay, stop laughing. Honest I would like to at least lose half of that amount, but it seem that I don't have the strength to get there. What can I do to get my self motivated. I walk for thirty minutes each day or at least three days per week. Only eat sweets on weekend, but the rest of the week I do well. What is the key? Thanks. Sun, 6 May 2012 22:36:16 EST Grandmother of 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47912370 I'm a wife of 20yrs been towithhubby 30 yrs.A mother of 6 sons and have 23 grandchildren.I've been attempting weight-loss off and on for many years. I have finally reached under 300lbs for first time in about 20 yrs. My highest has been 385lbs, I am now 284, my goal is 250. Fri, 4 May 2012 13:48:11 EST Just getting started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47911731 Its a new day and i am excited to learn how to live healthy!! Fri, 4 May 2012 13:02:54 EST Examples of SMALL meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x47861954 I'm trying to cut down on portions and would like examples of small meals that I can space throughout the day, low in calorie, but will keep me full and satisfied. Thanks in advance!! Tue, 1 May 2012 16:31:01 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47848940 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to this also and just trying to get started. I set my official day for starting as May 3rd. I do exercise but I definitely need to work on my food intake and water. My goal will be to loose 25 lbs by August 3rd. I would be satisfied to come close!! Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:31:50 EST New Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47847656 Hey you guys I am new to spark people and i believe i joined the BBQ im not really sure how this goes but my plan is to lose 27 pounds over the summer. and hopefully ill get the hang of this :) Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:27:25 EST met a milestone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x47820429 Guess what?? <BR> <BR> I FINISHED MY FIRST HALF MARATHON YESTERDAY!! Sun, 29 Apr 2012 10:54:24 EST It Can Be Done!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47781833 Hi Everyone! I am so excited to be on this new weight loss journey, but I know I'm going to need all the support I can get. I know that It Can Be done with lots of hard work! Be Blessed!!! Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:54:27 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47773328 Hello Everyone!!! I am new to the Spark world. I have been battling my weight all my life. My highest weight was 243lbs. I am currently 198 and looking to hit 175 by August 15th. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:06:05 EST Hi Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47759320 Hello Ladies and greetings from Germany! <BR> <BR> My name is Jennifer and I'd like to support your team and meet new people here :) <BR> My goal would be to lose weight in a healthy manner; I currently weigh around 79 kilos and want to lose 15 kilos by December. <BR> Love the team message! (BBQ) <BR> <BR> Sincerely, <BR> <BR> Jennifer Davis Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:12:06 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47758711 My name is Crystal. I just joined today after being on a 5 year hiatus from managing a weight and healthy lifestyle. I made the concrete decision today that I will lose this 40 lbs through dedication, hard work and good eating. I look forward to sharing my weight loss experience with everyone as well as sharing in all of yours. Now if someone will help me navigate the site I would be much obliged, lol.... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:33:13 EST Fatimahdavis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47757616 Hi Sparkpeople family,I am so happy that I have now joined. Today is my first day, I cant wait to meet all of you. 8-) I need help learning how to work all this info. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:29:24 EST Hello... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47746337 Hello BBQ! My name is Belinda..I am very excited about losing weight and getting healthy with all of you. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:12:49 EST introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47743496 hello ladies i am glad to be part of the team. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:12:40 EST I HAVE TO MAKE IT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47742347 Hello. I'm Suga! I NEVER thought I'd be 200 pounds!!! I started informing my doctor about a weight gain last year and was put on a low fat diet. I stopped dining out, watched what I ate....GAINED weight. I tried WW.....GAINED weight.....Diet pills....GAINED weight......all along my doc says I'm healthy. "But doc, I'm not happy". She says "oh as we get older..." Well the line has been drawn and crossed! I am alone and I will succeed in my goal of getting back to the happy me! Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:54:40 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47737848 Good Morning Everyone, <BR> I am new to the SparkPeople Community and currently have a goal to get healthy and my short term goal is to get my weight down to a 190 pounds. My current weight is 208 pounds it may not seem like a lot however, for me it hard because I lack the movitation to work out and cut back on the sweets. Hope I enjoy my stay here and using this tool will allow me to meet my short term goal. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:29:10 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47696712 I would love to get some help with a healthy meal plan!! Thanks Raine Sat, 21 Apr 2012 22:11:03 EST Weekend Survival http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x47674321 Weekends are usually a time of weakness for me. Does anyone else struggle with this? Any survival tips and strategies? Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:53:15 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47658158 Hi everyone, I just wanted to introduce myself to the group. My short term goal is to lose 15lbs and then my long term for the rest of this year is to lose 40lbs by the end of the year. I hope to give encouragement with this group and recieve some motivation. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:42:14 EST I could go for a Challenge . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=32x249x47625985 So I was thinking about doing a personal challenge to remotivate myself to work harder and get back onto the right track. So I thought I would check around but I didn't really find any that interested me. So I thought I would check and see if anyone else was up for a challenge. <BR> <BR> Cause I know I could use a little accountability in my life! Something to just push me back in the right direction. Rebuild the foundation cause I haven't been giving it any effort in a LONG time! <BR> <B... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:39:41 EST Hello Everyone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x249x47597004 Hello my Beautiful sisters, <BR> <BR> My name is Theresa and I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I hope we all can achieve our goals and help and encourage one another. Until the next time ladies. <BR> <BR> Theresa <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 Apr 2012 19:22:28 EST Binge Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x249x47596128 Ok so I've been working out now for just over a month. Which has also included changing my eating as well. Trying to eat more healthly , less quick bad choice meals (both home meals and fast food). <BR> <BR> However the excersizing has been easier to add into my lifestyle than better eating habits. (Worse habit not eating anything all morning until late afternoon or early evening) <BR> <BR> However I've always had a problem with binge eating. Basically eating a whole bunch of everything. ... 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