SparkPeople Divas Gettin' Down (Dropping these Pounds) Team Messageboard Size 24 Divas, Size 20 Divas, Size 16 Divas... This page is for all Divas of all sizes winning the battle of the buldge. SparkPeople Divas Gettin' Down (Dropping these Pounds) Team Messageboard Ready to show this fluff 'n stuff the door! Hey y'all! My name is Amber and this is my second time around with SP. I hope to get to know you ladies through this journey! Mon, 6 Jul 2015 20:52:47 EST Hello Ladies I just joined the team & am READY 2 get down, down, down!!! I hope I can offer love, support, & Kind Considerations 2 EVERYONE & get some in return! Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:58:34 EST Using smartphone app Good morning, does anyone know how to get to the team boards when using the app? I can't seem to find it. I have to sign in to the full sight to get to the boards. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:39:45 EST NEW TO THE GROUP WANTED TO SHARE MY EXCITEMENT <em>252</em> I'm just SUPER excited today. I'm now 16 pounds down and even though I cant really see it. I feel it! My clothes are a little looser and my energy level is GREAT! I also noticed little things like putting lotion on my back isn't so hard and I can reach a little further. I just wanted to share. LETS GO DIVAS!!!! WE CAN DO THIS!!! Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:48:56 EST Fell off... now I'm back!! Hi all! I was on SP about 3 years ago, and I lost 60lbs. I managed to keep most of it off for about 2 years... now I'm pretty much back to what I was before. I learned my lesson, so now I'm back!! Looking for advice and support wherever I can find it! Glad to be a new person to this group. Let's get it!! Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:42:54 EST New to This Looking for help with things tried and willing to try, need help shedding these pounds! Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:07:12 EST Does anyone else miss the huddle feature? It was a quick way to feel connected. I was feeling the urge to post a " GO team" "Let's do it" <BR> Waaauuughh! Tue, 13 May 2014 14:52:08 EST My first time joining a support team, hello all!! Hello, <BR> My name is Jessica and I am a 24-year old teacher currently living in China. I have struggled with weight my whole life and have not been a healthy weight in 10 years. Recently, due to all the traveling I have been doing, I have gained 15 pounds! I am unhappier than I've been in ages. No matter how much I diet and exercise, I always gain the weight back due to my emotional state and whatever is going on in my life. I have always shyed away from support groups, but seeing as n... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 05:59:57 EST Newbie to the group... Hi <BR> I'm Yvonne and a newbie to Sparkpeople and the group Divas Gettin'Down. I live in the Central FL area, I have five children and one grand...Just thought I drop in to get some support and give some support to this weight loss journey that we all face.....Lets go team get fit and flattering, lets stay the course, but if we miss a beat just laugh and have fun and just keep on prevailing.... <em>381</em> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 09:38:41 EST Hi there DIVA'S! I am excited to be a part of this group, I was searching for teams and loved the name. I am 30 pounds down and only have to do that 3 more times or so! I don't like thinking big numbers. I am just liking my clothes now and had an AH HA moment at work tonight! I had a empty water bottle in my pocket and a radio right next to it AND my jacket closed and was still a bit loose! I was pleased to say the least! :) Thu, 16 Jan 2014 02:27:22 EST newbie Hi Everyone, I really like the energy and motivation i see in this team, looking forward to meeting new friends! Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:25:15 EST Achieved my Goal and Beyond I am so excited. When I started Sparks in January of 2013 I was 256lbs. In July I got down to 218lbs.. But in August so many things happen I got off track, didn't exercise, doing for others, and not watching what I ate...really stop not caring I got to goal was to get at least down to 218 by the end of October. Well I did, not only that I lost 2lbs extra I am now at 216lbs. I went in the basement and tried this shirt on I like from a while back and only got to wear two or three tim... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 06:48:00 EST Returning Sparker Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm coming back to Spark People and slowly but surely getting back on track. I've been avoiding the community involvement because I seem to get bombarded with more information than I can handle, but truth is, I need some support. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to making some friends here and supporting one another along the way. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 14:42:50 EST OCTOBER 2013 - 50 mile Walking Challenge Ladies, <BR> <BR> Please join me for the OCTOBER 2013 - 50 mile Walking Challenge. We can do anything with support! <BR> <BR> Best wishes on your health journey!!! Wed, 2 Oct 2013 22:20:33 EST Hi! Super new girl here! Hi! I'm here to make weight loss buddies to share our journey together! I'm very motivated (today) and really want to make some lifestyle changes to feel more energized. And I want to out run my son. <BR> <BR> I'm so excited to meet y'all! Looking forward to making some great friends! Wed, 2 Oct 2013 22:03:49 EST good news and bad news GOOD NEWS.... <BR> 1. After getting off track and gaining 5 lbs from not working out, walking, not eating right or yoga for about 2wks..i got back on track <BR> <BR> 2. i am not tipping the scale between 218 ad goal is 165 to 170lbs <BR> <BR> 3. I am walking 4 miles goal is to get p to 6 miles by Dec1 <BR> <BR> 4. I am doing my yoga every morning adding a new pose everyweek <BR> <BR> 5. i do aerobics 3 to 4 times a week <BR> <BR> 6. working on the loading dock at M... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:33:41 EST SEPTEMBER 2013 (Late) - 15 Mile Walking Challenge Ladies, <BR> <BR> I know it's late but please join me for a September 15 Mile Walking Challenge. I'm back and I've gained a few pounds but I'm back on it. Who's with me? <BR> <BR> Just log in everyday to track your miles. (This works. When I posted the monthly 50 mile walk challenge, I lost over 60 pounds) Good luck and thanks in advance!! <BR> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 11:18:45 EST gaining weight while you ill For the last 5 days I was ill..I had surgery Thursday morning but still went to work 3rd shift, Thursday night...(didn't want no sick point taking from me at work). I did switch Friday and Saturday with somebody and had those days off to somewhat rest(grandbabies still came over Saturday...and when you have a household to take care of they think MOTHER is a superwomen and can still cook and clean even when she is ill.. while everybody rest, look at OSU game, and wait for but I... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 10:34:56 EST THAT ONE EXTRA MILE I started this week walking that one extra mile. Two years ago I could do 3 or 4 miles......but over the years i slack...Had to star from the beginning and do half mile then one mile, now I'm at 2.5 miles this week. Plan on doing this for two weeks until my body get use to it or at least I don't feel out of breath doing it then it's 3 mile..My goal by the end of October is 5 miles....I am walking in my neighborhood and today I noticed things I never noticed driving.,,,It so fun...Tomorrow I... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 19:58:29 EST new to this site and I need motivation looking for weightloss buddies and motivation Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:02:21 EST New to SparkPeople Hello everyone, I just joined SparkPeople yesterday. I have been given the desire to be fit. <BR> <BR> I have been doing Zumba classes since Saturday in June 15th and recently added more days of exercise to my routine. I now workout a total of 3 days a week. Sunday, Tuesday, and Saturday. My best friend and I have decided we are going to run a marathon and are training for that as well as getting fit for ourselves. <BR> <BR> I have a better eating habit, thanks to the corporate fast at my... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:36:50 EST NEW TEAM CO-LEADER Hello it is a pleasure and honor to meet you all.i am very honored that you have chosen me to help lead this team to great name is readyrubbies.i am 41.i've struggled with my weight for quite some time and really have been making great strides.still I have a ways to go and working at my highest weight I was 270 pounds.that's a place I don't want to ever be again.i believe I can share my struggles,successes,and any motivation,as well as tips to help you through.We are all in th... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 09:19:55 EST Recipes Please feel free to share any recipes with us. I be the first one to post. <BR> <BR> <BR> Crock pot Stuffed Peppers <BR> <BR> -1 lb lean ground beef <BR> <BR> --1 cup cooked rice <BR> <BR> --1 can flavored tomatoes (I used fire roasted, Italian would work. If you don't have flavored, add 1/2 t Italian seasoning) <BR> <BR> --1 t gluten free Worcestershire sauce <BR> <BR> --2 T ketchup <BR> <BR> --1 t black pepper <BR> <BR> --1/3 cup water <BR> <BR> --6 peppers <BR> <BR> <BR> The D... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 03:40:40 EST Aug 15 to Sept 15 challenge We can start Aug 15,.The idea is to get in the habit of tracking (even if you go over range), and moving more (even if it's just 10 or 20 or 30 minutes a day). Time to get back on track.. <BR> Who's with me ? <BR> We can do it ! <BR> <BR> Feel free to copy and paste this template if you want to keep track here. Then you can just edit your post each time you update your progress. <BR> <BR> Cardio 4X per week: (what day?) <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Strength 2X per week: (what day?) <em>31... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 03:29:53 EST hello everyone hi im kelly and i am working on losing 65lbs and getting my body back Thu, 1 Aug 2013 10:48:30 EST HELLO Hi Divas...Im Leticia a old member that fell off...but IM starting with small goals at a time, just trying to get healthy...cant wait to hear all your progress, tips, support!! Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:07:38 EST First 5K Ran my first 5K today, humidity also most got me, but I finished!!!!!!!!!!! Sat, 1 Jun 2013 20:30:32 EST This challenge will run from May 27 to June 27th This challenge will run from May 27 to June 27th, Who will join me ??????? <BR> <BR> 1)Cardio 4X per week <em>314</em> <BR> <BR> 2)Strength 2X per week <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> 3)Track ALL food daily <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> 4) Share something great that happened <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> 5) Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> Sat, 25 May 2013 16:18:59 EST 10 min streak challenge This is a challenged for everyone 10 min streak and It has helped me a lot so I thought it will be a great challenge for all of us. So who is in? <BR> <BR> Let's post what day of our streak we are at and if we want the kind and length of exercise. Let's have fun!!! <BR> <BR> Forgot to mention that if you have a streak going feel free to share as well it will be great motivation...... <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> Sat, 25 May 2013 16:09:50 EST Looking for some co-leaders Hi I am Sandy your leader and I am looking for help to run this team of divas. Who ready to help get this team up and running around. I need at least two co-leaders that can help me with the team. I would like to make changes and get this team moving again. I can't do it by myself. <BR> If anyone is interested please let me know asap.... Fri, 24 May 2013 23:00:06 EST On my way! Just say'n hello and look'n forward to reaching my goal! <em>30</em> Thu, 9 May 2013 20:46:01 EST hello :) Hey...I'm 35 from Philly....looking to lose about 80 lbs! I lose motivation easily so I'm hopinmg to stay on track here...Maybe I can meet a workout buddy! Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:41:09 EST March 15 thru June 15 2013 challenge <em>192</em> Weigh myself ONLY once a week <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> DO ANY KIND OF CARDIO FROM WALKING,RUNNING,ELLIPTICAL ETC. <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day <BR> <BR> <em>140</em> Eat within 24/7 calorie range <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> Keep a journal or track everything we do and eat and drink <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> ... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 06:12:43 EST I'm back and trying something new! 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 I CAME BACK ... IM READY , LETS GET THIS STARTED . IM JODI AND I CAME BACK TO SPARKS CAUSE I NEED HELP .. I FIND I CANT DO THIS ALONE ... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:16:09 EST Feb 11 to 28 CHALLENGEG WHO UP FOR A CHALLENGE? <BR> <BR> LET'S GET THIS TEAM UP AND MOVING BACK ON TOP! <BR> <BR> LET'S DRINK OUR WATER AT LEAST 8 TO 10 GLASSES A DAY <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> DO ANY KIND OF CARDIO FROM WALKING,RUNNING,ELLIPTICAL ETC. FOR 20,30,40 MINUTES 3 TIMES A WEEK <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>363</em> <em>332</em> <em>216</em> <em>326</em> <em>314</em> <BR> <BR> LET"S TRAC... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 01:14:27 EST Just saying Hi! Hey there everyone! <BR> My name is Brandi and I live in Washington. <BR> I'm really determined to make 2013 my year for health and fitness I don't want to spend another new year with a body I'm not happy with. <BR> <BR> So right now I'm starting out with the Leslie Sansone Walk At Home program, and so far I love it! I later want to incorporate step aerobics, yoga, strength training with kettlebells, and maybe some other things that sound fun too! I've tried dancing(Zumba) and Kickboxing(... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:00:08 EST Thank You :) I have to say a huge thank you to this group....I have finally started getting the full benefit of this site and am starting to see a huge change in my motivation. Tonight I had some friends over to watch a movie...usually this would be a binge fest but tonight we kept it under control and I stayed within my calorie range. After they left I went onto Spark People and read some posts in this team....I was so motivated that I did 3, 10 min cardio workouts! So thank you, I didn't realize how bad... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 02:39:28 EST Don't think I ever said hi So, HELLO! My name is Lydia, I'm from Virginia, soon to be bride, and I need to lose about 100lbs. But I am taking it one small step at a time. My first goal is to lose 25 more lbs I've already lost 15, I lost the first 10 before joining Sparkpeople last week. I just wanted to introduce myself and get to know some of you ladies. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:15:45 EST Is anybody out there? Hey folks, I'm new to this spark team. And would like to say I am proud to be part of it. Although it doesn't seem like many of us are showing up on here these days. Probably because of the holidays. Wanted to wish everyone luck, and happy Sparking. And hope everyone has a very Happy Holidays! <BR> <BR> <em>444</em> Sun, 9 Dec 2012 11:24:22 EST HI, LETS HELP EACH OTHER HI IM HERE TO GET IDEAS ( RECIPES, WORKOUTS, ECT..) TO HELP ME DROP THESE POUNDS,,,IF YOU HELP ME I WILL HELP YOU LETS STICK TOGETHER,,,,,GO DIVAS!!! <em>381</em> <em>9</em> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:53:55 EST Iam new to this and need alittle help Iam a mother of 3 wonderful kids and iam new to this i have tried several things to lose weight but iam finding i need a little help getting in the right direction Mon, 12 Nov 2012 06:43:33 EST I use to be a Diva! How on Earth Did I Get Here? Hi everyone!! Well, I'm new to this group which seems to be very active, however, I am not new to SP. Thing thing is: I just so happened to glance over at the mirror ( while I was eating by the way), and I new it was me, but it didn't look like me! WTF!!!??? I have gotten seriously chunky chunky, which p***ed me off! I guess I became angry because I couldn't believe that I allowed it.So many things have happened to me this year that I just let myself go. More or less, I didn't care. Can someb... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 23:32:49 EST Divas Gettin' Down (Dropping These Pounds) (New Me My name is Melanie Louise Jackson aka (Grease31), <BR> <BR> I have joined this particular group, as the title suggests Divas Gettin' Down (Dropping These Pounds), i wud give anything to be able to get into my goal of getting into my smaller sized clothes. <BR> <BR> This is my aim to achieve this goal, if you need any information about me all you have to do is to read my sparkpage, & that will give you all the information, that you need about my New Diet/Diabetic/Weight Loss Plan, so far!!!... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:57:45 EST Introducing myself :) So I am supposed to introduce my self i guess. My name is April im 25 soon to be 26 and i have always been overweight recently i was loosing weight and now i am gaining it back. I really want to have a healthier lifestyle. I work full time and i am going to school full time so it really seems so much easier to grab something on the go and I am always feeling so hungry and unsatisfied. Some times I also eat out of sheer boredom. I drink alot of soda and energy drinks and have a weakness for sw... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 00:21:36 EST New to the team Hello Everyone.....I have been a member of this website for some time now, but is just now really figuring out everything this site has to offer..I am on a mission to loose as much weight as possible so hopefully in a year I can come off my diabetic meds...and fitting into a two piece wouldn't be bad Please feel free to e-mail me any tips or words of encouragement I look forward to talking with you all soon! <em>381</em> Wed, 3 Oct 2012 20:35:07 EST Go Sparkpeople! Check it out, another article proclaiming Sparkpeople's Awesomeness! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>dable-ways-lose-weight-183700110.html </link> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:07:07 EST Fast track to Diva-dom Hello all! <BR> <BR> I just found - and immediately joined - this group last night as I have been looking for some teams that are a bit more active, a lot of the other ones seem to be very popular but not a lot of chatting going on - and how are we supposed to support/learn from each other and grow if we aren't talking to each other!? <BR> <BR> Thrilled to be here! Can't wait to meet you all! <BR> <em>67</em> Tue, 4 Sep 2012 10:31:30 EST New to the group and loving the name! I think my Diva-ness began at a very young age. Perhaps it started when my mother first put me in a dress, and curled my hair. I am really not sure when it began. <BR> <BR> My husband has always supported my Diva-habits. I even asked him once if he thinks I am high maintenance. He just laughed and told me- if any man has ever said I was, they just don't know how to handle diamonds and are used to handling stones! <BR> <BR> So this is why I joined the group. :) No matter what all women shou... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 00:02:27 EST New to the site Hi my name is Malika and I live in the Seattle area. I decided to join because I have had several people in my family that have had various health issues in which many of them could have been prevented. So my I asked myself if I can lessen my chances of getting a illness why not do whatever it takes? I look forward to the support that my fellow Divas have to offer, good luck with much success! Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:22:32 EST Hey DIVAS!! I am Danyele and I am in Sacramento, CA. Looking to get fit and get right for the last month of summer. I am 40 years old married for 20 years and have three boys. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:12:39 EST New Diva!! HI, new to this group. I am 43, and am ready to make a lifestyle change. Last year I was a size 4 and 108 pounds. Now I am pushing a size 10 and 130 lbs on a 5 foot frame. I feel horrible and sluggish. I am lucky to have a great husband who loves me no matter what but I think a change is in order. Wish me luck!!!! Sun, 15 Jul 2012 17:11:20 EST Making it happen Maaaaan it has been soo hot down south. With full time work and school full time, lately I have made every excuse in the world not to workout. I made up my mind in Feb 2012 that I was not going to have a "fat girl" college graduation picture. So far so good. Graduation was in May 2012 and I was pleased having lost 35lbs. Well after the boo and my dad noticed I wasn't looking as toned I drug myself to the gym yesterday. I got up early and even went this morning. Im down right now 90lbs overall... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 19:36:55 EST Hi Divas I'm Bobbi. New to this site. Just taking it all in right now. Its a little overwhelming. I'm sure I will get use to it. My main goal is to drop these pounds. So I'm on the right team!! Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:10:08 EST Confused but motivated for myself! I work out hard but at times i feel as if it is doing nothing. I have encouraged and grabbed my bff and daughter to come workout with me on the track doing incline hills, walking and beginners jogging (lol). How do you keep your spirits high when not active. Or when the weigh in goes up instead of down. Im not sure but I get such a great feeling from working out that it don't change my motivation just makes me push harder! Tue, 15 May 2012 10:38:55 EST May 14 till June 14 challenge Wanted to put together this challenge to get our team back on top again <BR> <BR> I know there some Divas still left out there,So who with me ? <BR> <BR> Who ready to lose 5 or 10 pounds? Who ready to get moving ? Who ready for sweat and more sweat? Well if you're ready then come on aboard and join me cause I am ready...... <BR> <BR> 1---- Let's get some Cardio ( you can do any cardio you want) for at least 40 minutes <BR> <BR> 2---- Let's get some strength training ( you can do any stren... Sat, 12 May 2012 19:56:28 EST There's A DIVA in Me I am a 39 yr old DIVA that needs to lose 100lbs. I started this latest weight loss journey the beginning of this month (April). So far I've lost 6lbs and a weigh again this Saturday. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 09:44:41 EST The New Me Hello Everyone, <BR> I am glad to be apart of this group! Excited about the new changes and the weight loss. Just ready to get started and stay motivated. HAPPY WEIGHT LOSS EVERYONE! Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:49:14 EST Newbie Hello, Diva's <BR> <BR> Hi! I'm Lisa from MD. I am the mother of two boys, 10 and 18.I've been on SP for awhile but really haven't been active. Now I am ready to get this started. Been yo-yoing my weight since my first child. Finally, 3 yrs ago got down to 140 lbs. But of course new marriage, new job, and new move life change. Now the weight has creep back up, I refuse to hit that 200 mark so it's TIME FOR A CHANGE. I am SO READY! <BR> <BR> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:11:37 EST New Diva ready to get down! Hi Everyone! I'm Kaye and I have 75-ish lbs to lose! I'm very nervous and anxious about this step in my life but I know I can do it! Thu, 19 Apr 2012 01:53:12 EST UK Diva : 5 stone (70ls) to Lose ! Hi Divas <BR> <BR> Introducting myself to you all. <BR> I have lot's of weight to lose as you can see from my topic title. <BR> <BR> Hoping to find lots of likeminded people here and lot's of motivation ! Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:30:03 EST April challenge from 4/10 Thur 5/10 Sorry this challenge is late been busy with the family and getting back on track after Easter... <BR> <BR> Wanted to do something different so here goes...... <BR> <BR> W-Water. Drink your water today. Tell us how much you drank. <BR> A-Accountability. Did you post yours? <BR> T-To Do List. Please do some strength training.. <BR> E-Eat your fruits and veggies. How many did you have? <BR> R-Record 30 mins.of cardio.. <BR> <BR> <BR> W-Water. Drink your water today. Tell us how much you... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:30:38 EST Hi!!! : ) I am new to this site and am not sure yet quite how to do anything on it. Well, I joined last year, but then forgot about it. I am trying to get motivated after a long period of being just lost in my constant struggle with my weight. I am engaged and want to lose weight for my wedding. But more importantly, I want to lose weight so I can walk out of my house and be comfortable outside and around people. I have never been this overweight in my life, and just putting on clothes and going t... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 03:25:20 EST Hi Girls!! am new here and looking forward to meet new friends and motivate myself to loose weight. <BR> I just came out of a 2 years relationship that just left me devastated, we had plans of getting married by the end of the year...but then I found out the lies and the cheating...anyway, the worst is that this really affected my self steem, as I realized that I was with him all this time because I thought I didnt deserve better... <BR> I want to change that, I want to feel good about myself again and ... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 03:56:23 EST I sometimes hate weekends. I'm suppose to be happy for weekends but in reality I'm not because I struggle with my food and water intake. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:38:50 EST soda addiction What can I say I'm addicted to soda real soda not diet..and nothing seems to help I stopped for 2 weeks once and thought I could handle a sip and dat was it..anybody have any ideas I take in at least 500 calories per day from soda alone Fri, 16 Mar 2012 20:35:18 EST Hey everybody! I'm new to this team, obviously. I've done the whole weight loss thing before, and I'm in the middle of losing weight again now, but I need a group that is active! All the groups I was in a few years ago are kind of dead now :-/ and I'm hoping that if I can motivate people or feel motivated then that will help me out! So far, I haven't had a problem this time around. This time really feels like a lifestyle change and it's SO easy to stick with! So I'm just saying 'hi' and hope that I'll be ac... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:02:20 EST Checking things out finally! Hey folks! I have been wanting to lose 30 pounds for over 10 years now and am tired of just saying it. My goal is to lose 30 pounds between now and August (my birthday). I need all the encouragement and motivation I can get! Fri, 9 Mar 2012 22:23:17 EST March Challenge Sorry this challenge is three days late just been busy with hubby and kids..Okay this challenge will start 3/4/2012 and end on 4/4/2012 <BR> <BR> Challenge 1 : Start your day with a healthy breakfast <em>481</em> <BR> <BR> Challenge 2 : Eat 2 fruits and 3 veggies daily <em>474</em> <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> Challenge 3 : Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> Challenge 4 : Do at least 20 minutes of cardio and strength training 3x week beginners for the Divas who ... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 19:59:36 EST Hi Hi all, new member here. I'm 25 and ready to get myself healthy and in shape Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:24:53 EST A little more help please (: I really need some help with motivation for me losing weight. I mean I have a goal but when I’m working out I get discourage with the rate with working out because I feel like I’m doing things wrong or that things are not working. I mean I really want to lose this weight but if someone could like email me or something like checking up on me which would be nice that would be cool. I would also do the same for you too. It doesn’t have to be a daily thing but a weekly thing would be nice or a bi... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 02:33:35 EST Need Some Motivation! Hey there, fellow sparkers! <BR> <BR> My name is Tenika and I'm not exactly new to this whole weight-loss thing, but I definitely need to revisit it. I've been trying to get all my tools together so that I can hold myself accountable and I don't know if any of you are on tumblr, but if you are please follow me on there. I'm posting every day and would love to know that there are actually people looking at what I do. :) Thanks guys! <BR> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:59:04 EST Hi Hi, <BR> <BR> I am looking forward joining the Divas Gettin' Down (Dropping these Pounds)!!!!! Sun, 12 Feb 2012 19:55:58 EST new to the site hi my name is ashley and i just joined the site this week. i have been trying to lose weight for the last 2 years but for some reason i start off really well and then after 2 months i just stop. right now i weight 212 and i would love to be down to about 135. i am having a hard time finding the motivation to do anything. I try to eat well and then a week later i am failing all over again <BR> i hate the way i look when i see myself in the mirror but i need help getting to where i need to be. ... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 11:22:34 EST Hello <BR> Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Dieudonnee, and I will turn 29 exactly a week from today. I have decided that I want to be healthier and in better shape in my 30’s then I have been at any time in my 20’s; which means it is time for me to get busy. I currently weigh 220 and my goal is to lose 70 pounds this year. If anyone has similar goals please let me know. I will be a great support, and I know I could use the support myself as well. <BR> Sat, 11 Feb 2012 20:08:58 EST Feb Challenge Who In ??? It’s February, you know what that means…a new challenge And this year is leap year so we have an extra day! I am so sorry this is late..I been sick and just getting back to normal and on track... <BR> <BR> Fit February Challenge........ <BR> This month is all about tracking your workouts and food intake.... <BR> Keeping track of all this helps you with your goals and achieving a fitter, healthier you... <BR> <BR> You will be challenged to: <BR> – Log your daily food & beverage intake focu... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 02:41:42 EST Old Sparker Returns!! Hello everyone! I am a returning Sparker determined to trim down within the next year. With your help, I know I can do this!! <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:41:50 EST Hey Yall! I am fairly new to SparkPeople. I am still trying to navigate, but so far I have liked what I have found! I do have a few questions about when I exercise. If anyone who is following the meal plan that SP gives you and doing Zumba for fitness, would you be willing to help me out? I am getting married on April 14, 2012, and I would really like to look good!!! I know that I won't be at my goal by then, but I would love to at least be able to NOT have jiggly arms and have defined collar bone... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:50:02 EST new to this hello everyone Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:27:55 EST Hello Everyone, I am brand new to this and I just want to get started and actually use this site. I am a 20 year old student and I am working full time living in Canada. I have finally decided to shed the extra weight that I have been carrying around with me for YEARS! I am just looking for some tips and support plus who can ever have to many friends right. If you have any tips about staying motivated let me know I am finally not going to give up on myself this time :) Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:23:40 EST Hello Everyone :) My name is Ronda. I am new here. I am having a hard time keeping myself motivated. I used to have my best friend to talk to everyday and we kept each other motivated. Now she had a full time job and going to school and a full time mom. So it is hard to talk to her everyday now. I'm on here looking for a buddy to get to know and to help me through this. I am a stay at home mom and I watch little kids in my home. At the end of the day i just want to sit and relax. So I don't have the energy to ... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 18:57:48 EST Jan Challenge I figure now that it's a new year why not have a challenge.... <BR> <BR> Let's rock Jan with a bang by losing 5-10 lbs.... <BR> <BR> Let's get at least 30 minutes of exercise in during the day.. It can be any kind of exercise you want to do. <em>311</em> <em>313</em> <em>216</em> <em>231</em> <em>332</em> <em>318</em> <em>311</em> <em>182</em> <BR> <BR> Let's get our water in daily by drinking 8-10 glasses of water in <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</e... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 15:12:33 EST Hi everyone!!! I'm kind of new....LOL!! My name is Melody and I am 30 years old and I am taking charge of my life!!! I weighed in at 170lbs and that is just TOO much for my little 4'11 body. <BR> <BR> I was on Spark People before, but wound up having to get rid of extra bills for awhile. Now I'm back and ready to ROCK!! <BR> <BR> I look forward to making this journey with you guys!!! I can't wait to get to know everyone!! <BR> <BR> Nice meeting you!!! <BR> <BR> ~Melody~ <BR> Mon, 2 Jan 2012 10:26:35 EST Introducing myself.. Good morning Diva Family. My name is Teresa and I am ready to get down and drop these pounds with the rest of my SparkPeople Family. Mon, 26 Dec 2011 01:05:15 EST I am proud!!!!!! Hello, My name is kesha aka Sacred3. I am new to this site but proud t be on here because that means that I am one more step closer to my goals. Please take time out to read my profile and get to know me alittle bite better (I will do the same),we may have something in commend, or maybe I or you can become eachothers workout partner and reach our goals together!!!!! I look foward to meeting you:-) Thu, 22 Dec 2011 14:05:47 EST Trying to change the curves Hi everyone. My name is Hyesha and I am from Fredericksburg, VA. I am new to SparkPeople and I am already hooked. I want to be able to wear a bikini with confidence and be able to like what I see when I look in the mirror. My husband likes my curves and my thickness, but something has gotta give. I can't run, I have no energy, and all I see is stomach and muffin top. So, I'm dealing with a lot of temptation at home, and working retail and having a one year old, my days are all over the place.... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:07:34 EST Just joined Hello my fellow DIVAS. My name is GG and I'm new here and just joined this site today. I've struggled with my weight since high school and have always fluctuated back and forth with weight. I actually lost a lot of weight in my junior year of high school from exercising and portion control. I went down to 105 lbs. I then gained weight in 2000 and in 2003 I lost a lot of weight and baggage (my ex) lol. I met my husband in 2005 and in 2008 had my first child, that's when all the lbs packe... Sat, 10 Dec 2011 21:48:24 EST hello all Hey everyone,im new,and everything is a lil bit confusing and i need help too..well pleased to meet yall and do leave me some messages..its kinda lonely Mon, 5 Dec 2011 06:20:10 EST ~~~December Challenge~~~ We're less than 30 days til the New Year and we need a last chance challenge!!! Let's keep it short and simple... <BR> <BR> New Divas, we are going to set aside some 'me time' to meet this challenge! I understand that we all have busy lives and families but we want our bodies to change, so we are going to have to change. Instead of sitting down watch a thirty minute sitcom, pull out one of your Dvd's, step in place (side to side), kick, punch... I think you get the picture... Do anything th... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 21:28:49 EST New Member Hello my name is Cassandra but everyone calls me Sandy. I am 28 years young. I am a working mom and wife. I have a 2 yr. old and her name is Alana. I am ready for a change and thats why I'm here. I just want to say to everyone that I know that this is not going to be an easy road to go down, but with a little motivation, self deiscipline, patience and us sticking together I really think we can do it or should I say we CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> I want to thank everyone in advance cause I trully ... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 12:29:06 EST Everyone has to have their music (: So I'm trying to make a workout playlist cause I need something to listen to while working out. So any song suggestions?? <BR> <BR> I'm into all types of music so you don't have to stick to a certain type of genre. <BR> <BR> All suggestions are welcome (: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 06:08:34 EST New to the Group My name is Dawn and I live in Villa Rica,Ga. I need to lose 80-95lbs and get back down to a size 9/10. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:12:35 EST ladyb600158 hello my name is Brenda and I join this site so that I could lose some weigh and get my sugar levels back on track,also help me control my blood pressure , I had a stroke in 2006, I was a student in college and since then i have has a few mini strokes. so any information or just encouraging words are always welcome Wed, 23 Nov 2011 23:04:59 EST Sashinka Good evening, I hope you are all well and enjoying life. I've realised that my epicurean ways are all very well but it doesn't help the clothes fit. A while ago I hurt my back when a car hit me on my bike and it's taken me ages to get back to fitness (keep getting over-keen and impatient). At the same time my love of red wine and good food and enjoying food with friends and families continued unabated. I'm now getting fitter and looking to reduce weight before this becomes permanently me.... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 16:34:44 EST Hey! Hello everyone! I'm Peggie, wife/mother/grandmother I live in Racine, Wisconsin a suburb of Milwaukee. I'm 51 yrs. old weighing in at 272lbs. I'm trying to lose 100+ lbs. with smaller goals along the way. I'm new SparkPeople, but not so new so this weight loss thing unfortunately. I'm up for the challenge, looking forward to the process. Would love all the encouragement I can get. <em>213</em> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 13:37:14 EST Jammin in Da Gym! OMG Ladies!! <BR> <BR> I found this new site called and it gives a ton of playlists that you can look through and even hear the songs on player on the page! They have playlists for workouts based on your favorite genres and they even have it broken down for different exercise machines, wight lifting routines, and walking routines! You can even see what your favorite celebrities jam to when they work out!( My personal favorite is Serena Williams Workout Playlist) <BR> <BR> You... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 10:51:46 EST Diva tryna get Fabulous It's so hard get back in shape but it's time for me to get fabulous! <em>30</em> Sun, 6 Nov 2011 11:42:41 EST Divas Keep it R.E.A.L - INTRO Hello Ladies, My name is Jackie from Virginia Beach, VA and I want to start off by saying that I feel that I made a great break through today! I actually tracked my food today and I was completely honest about my entries and entered everything that touched my lips (even when I ate some Halloween Candy in the employe kitchen instead of my grapes.) <BR> <BR> For once in my life I refused to judge myself for being human and less than perfect. I feel that moment gave me the strength to not mess ... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 22:20:25 EST The Fighting Temptations Hey Divas! I have 2 Tips that help me to overcome my Sweet Tooth cravings EVERYTIME: <BR> <BR> 1) Drink a full glass of water- Sometimes you are mistaking being thirsty for hunger ( I like to think that the water washes washes away the sweet taste i feel in my mouth when Im thinking about that slice of cheesecake!) <BR> <BR> 2) Have a some fruit or a Yoplait Light Dessert instead! Its less than 100 Calories, and tastes Oh, So Goooodd! :) <BR> <BR> These really help me alot ladies, and I ... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 14:48:59 EST New to the Group Hello ladies!!! My name is Jocelyn and I live in Northern CA. I'm starting over with my weigh loss goals, yet again, and I need all the help I can get!!! <BR> <BR> My overall goal is to lose about 65 lbs., but my short term goal for November is to lose 6.5 lbs. <BR> <BR> I look forward to talking with all of you! <BR> <BR> Happy Losing...... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 01:49:29 EST Weight loss is JUST NOT HAPPENING! Hi Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I'm an 18 year old female and I've been actively exercising since I was 10 years old. Fastest runner in junior school, and a basketball player since I was 13. Thing is, I don't seem to be losing any weight! I was born a 9 pound baby so my mother always says that i've "heavy bones", but I dont like to use that as an excuse. I am 77 kg now, standing at 1.72m tall, and my waist is 28 inches. I have a muscular upper torso (i go swimming a lot and do strength training regu... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:17:39 EST New to this I am excited to find someone that will be there to encourage me and keep me on track! Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:26:57 EST November Challenge November Challenge: <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> WOW, November is Turkey Month, Where is the time going? November is right around the corner a long with that famous Turkey dinner. <em>428</em> <BR> <BR> What do you want to look like come the holidays? Or more importantly what do you want to feel like? <BR> <BR> So you know what that means, a wonderful Thanksgiving day with the family filled with laughs, new memories, and lots of food! I want you to make at least ONE healthy dish for Thanksg... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 14:58:15 EST Greetings Hello.... My name is Ashley <BR> I have been on here for about 2 weeks. I have lost my motivation to diet to work out..... I just don't know what to do. I'm currently 219. my short term goal is get to 189-190. I would be so happy. for now. my ultimate goal is reach 169. Fri, 28 Oct 2011 00:03:40 EST new member hey every1 my name is jane and im 23 originally from york but now live in scotland with my fiance :) im here to change my life as i have my wedding coming up in 2013 and want to look amazing on my wedding day :) anyway look forward to chatting to you all :) Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:07:19 EST Good Afternoon I am new to this forum, I am on the road to lose weight. I have currently lose 3lbs over a 2 week period. I am motivated to lose at least 17lbs by Thanksgiving or Christmas. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 12:49:58 EST Newbie!! Hey all, <BR> <BR> My name is Erika and I am new to sparkpeople.. I join hoping to find the motivation to lose weight and chage my life. Just like many others I have tried losing weight many times but I always end up giving up. I guess you can say I'm impatient and when Idon't see results soon I give. I know I won't see major results within days, I don't expect to lose 10lbs in a week.. but I do like to see that my hardwork is paying off. I recently started working out, I went from doing no... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 00:20:13 EST Planning to drop the lbs I'm a newbie here, 28 y.o. at 179lbs I joined SP to lose weight, get exercise ideas, and healthy recepies. I enjoy working out and zumba but I love sweets even more. I would love to learn how to control my cravings. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 07:47:19 EST Christina Hi my name is Christina and I need to lose 100+ pounds. I started SparkPeople 2 weeks ago and have already lost 9.2 pounds. <BR> <BR> I started at 285 and I am now at 275.8. My goal is to weigh 127 pounds, but I am trying to start with littler goals to begin with. <BR> <BR> I am a college student and 21 years old, I am majoring in Graphic Comm. <BR> <BR> I'm happy to be here! :) Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:01:05 EST First Day on SP :) Hello everyone. My name is Danielle and today is my first day on Sparkpeople. I've never done the message board thing so bear with me. I'm 22 and want to be healthier...and ill be honest being skinnier will be awesome too. My friend and I have start a program to motivate each other...but i also want to take advantage of the community here as well. so feel free to add me i like to be motivating too...and sometimes its nice to know that i'm not the only one who would rather have a cheeseburger ... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 00:02:44 EST Hello Divas It's been a while since I've been on the SP page so I have to start all over. But as we all know that is part of life. Started a Zumba class ast night so I wanted to start everything fresh <em>334</em> . The last time that I was here it helped me out a lot and I met some wonder friends so LET's do this DIVAS <em>220</em> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 12:19:35 EST Newbie Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to working together through encouragement and motivation as we move toward our weigh loss goals. I am excited about getting started and want to see it through. I know it not's easy but with work can be done soooo let's get at it! Tue, 18 Oct 2011 01:47:02 EST NEWBIE! Love to "meet " you! My name is Melissa and I am new to SparkPeople....Been doing it faithfully for a week now, but did not get on the computer till now! was recently blessed to meet Chris Powell from Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition. It was a meeting that was unexpected and he gave his time to me, sought me out, it was a God thing! He asked me one question that turned my heart around, finally. He asked me "Who are you, Melissa?" I replied, "I am mom, a fat, lazy mom"..with tears...He grabbed my shoulders a... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 03:13:09 EST Hi!! I'm new and need some help! <BR> Hi All! <BR> <BR> I don't know about anyone else out there, but this is not my first time losing or trying to lose BUT it will be my last. And, to be honest, I have always done the best when I have had a buddy to work through it with. <BR> <BR> I know that these boards are meant for support and help from the community, but I work 9-5 and getting on spark people isn't always possible. I'm looking for a buddy, everyone. Maybe a group of buddies. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for someone sassy,... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 22:14:06 EST Looking for a buddy Hi All! <BR> <BR> I don't know about anyone else out there, but this is not my first time losing or trying to lose BUT it will be my last. And, to be honest, I have always done the best when I have had a buddy to work through it with. <BR> <BR> I know that these boards are meant for support and help from the community, but I work 9-5 and getting on spark people isn't always possible. I'm looking for a buddy, everyone. Maybe a group of buddies. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for someone sassy, fun... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 20:27:58 EST introduce MY NAME IS JENNY I HAVE LOST 40 POUNDS ON MY OWN NOW I FEEL STUCK AND NEED SOME HELP Sun, 16 Oct 2011 00:07:16 EST Today Tip Of The Day *** Today's Tip: GETTING ENOUGH FLUIDS? <BR> How do you know if you are getting enough fluids every day? A good <BR> and easy rule of thumb is to monitor how frequently you urinate and <BR> the color of your urine. If you are urinating every two to four hours <BR> and it is light in color, you are most likely drinking enough. <BR> Remember, watery foods, such as fruits, soups, yogurt and salads also <BR> count toward your daily fluid intake. Sat, 15 Oct 2011 18:34:38 EST Introducing myself to the Team Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> My name is Karen and I am new to the team. I am trying to drop lbs too. I hope that we can motivate each other to continue our progress and all reach our ultimate goals. Fri, 14 Oct 2011 04:51:44 EST Hi I'm Shan I'm ready to achieve my goals and not give up! Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:04:47 EST Jennifer in the House! Hello team. I am a honest 22 and I desire to get to a consistent divalicious 14-16. Thu, 13 Oct 2011 08:30:20 EST Hi..I'm Debbie from Ky. I have been yo-yo dieting for many years and I'm ready to put a stop to it. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:48:54 EST I need to do something so here I am! I have let myself go in the past two years. I am looking for support and advice on how to get back in shape with a busy family and work life. I am a 35 year old mom to a 2 year old daughter and a 14 year old step son. I live in MT and my outdoor activities will soon be limited somewhat due to the cold weather setting in! I was very active and athletic in my younger years but I have discovered that I really hate to excercise so I see it as a chore. Any help and encouragement is appreciate... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:27:31 EST New to SP Hello everyone, Im excited to be apart of SP. Looking forward to meeting people who will encourage me thru this process. Tue, 11 Oct 2011 08:59:30 EST 42 and fighting to get back in shape! Hi everyone. My name is Christina, I am a young 42(in my mind younger lol). My goal is to get back to fighting fit shape that i used to be in. I am 5"2 and for most of my life was pretty petite, at my heaviest even after i had a baby i was no more then 20 pounds overweight. Then i let life kick me in the face the last 7 years and went from a fit and healthy weight to almost 50 pounds over weight. I am always tired, everything aches and of course i hate looking in the mirror. I know better, I ... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:33:02 EST Ahavah Ehyeh's Intro Hello! I just joined this site last night. I am looking to lose weight and provide a healthier lifestyle for my family. I've recently had my third baby, and I'm hoping to lose the weight a bit more quickly and get in better shape. I had some health issues with this one, so I'm trying to drop pounds to help with tendonitis & joint pain and eat better to help maintain a healthy blood pressure. <BR> <BR> I'm a writer, birth doula, and Reiki Master who is currently slumming it in retail to pay t... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 14:37:14 EST Hears to Healthy Living ! Hello I am a stay at home mother of 3. My lil angels are all in school now and after a recent visit to my pcp I decided it was time to get my self together. I want to feel good about myself, be more productive, and be happy with the person i see in the mirror. My goals are to be more active, eat healthy, and be able to run around with my lil ones and feel good doing it. This is my first time joining a site like this but after trying various ways of getting healthy i figured having support isn... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 15:50:39 EST Introducing myself Hi. I am new on here, not really understanding the site. I downloaded the mobile app to my phone yesterday. So I have been tracking what I eat and my exercises. However, everytime I log in it's like they want me to sign in all over again. I am just a little confused. A little about me though is that I am a mother of two, 34 yr old single mom. I started to gain weight after I had my daughter at 26 yrs old and could never lose after that. I don't like what I see when I look in the mirror and re... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 10:00:08 EST Hi, new member here! My name is Mary and I am in the Pittsburgh, PA area. I am currently hovering between a size 18 and size 16 and am working to lose about 70 pounds. I work out a few times a week and have been modifying my diet a little bit, but I have a big sweet tooth! Tue, 4 Oct 2011 01:57:20 EST 10/2~10/31 Diva Challenge! Ok, we should all be doing a minimum of 3 days a week of cardio, which is still going to be in our challenges... Most of us are doing the 4 day, 45 minutes a day challenge, WooHoo... But this month I am challenging everyone to try and lose 5 pounds this month. This is equivalent to 1.25 pounds a week...5250 less every week... 750 less calories each day... 500 calories burned in a workout and 250 calories a day (one less snack, cookies, 1 donut) I think you get the picture! <em>320</em> <em>... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 23:59:34 EST Hola! I am the new kid on the block! I am a happy mom of one living in California. Just got a wake- up call from my Doc and seeked out a place where I can hopefully grow and loose weight at the same time. I enjoy dancing, cooking and spending time with my family, looking forward to getting and give encouragement and motivation! Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:45:57 EST Hello everyone. New member here. My username is Jawline84. I chose that because I recently saw a picture of myself from 1984 where I was thin and you could see my jaw line. I looked so happy in that picture. I want that again. I'm a female, in my 40s now. And I have about 80 lbs to lose. I'm trying out sparkpeople because I need to track my progress and stay motivated. Hoping this helps. Fri, 30 Sep 2011 14:51:55 EST new memeber hello. <BR> <BR> <BR> my name is shanae warfield i am a new member , i am from stockton california and i am lokinq forward to loosing at least 30 pounds or even maybe more , i have tried working out , walkinq with my shape ups on and i still havent seen a diffrence , i will be turning 19 next week and some BMI calculations say im am obese and i dont want to be obese , i want to live a long and healthy life . <BR> <BR> <BR> thank you Fri, 30 Sep 2011 14:28:18 EST Hello Well my name is Kellee and I am new to all this. I have been overweight my entire life and obese since high school. I am in the Northern Nevada area. I have tried almost every diet out there ... and gave up because it was too hard, to expensive or once I got the materials that explained the diet I was allergic to everything they told me I could eat, and to be realistic what it boiled down to is that I just didn't want it enough. I have finally reached that point where I am not going to give u... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 05:17:34 EST Hi! My name is mercy. I'm 36 years old. Over the past 4 years, I have gained over 30 pounds for simple reasons. I stopped eating healthy and exercising. Why? I thought it was way too much work! 30+ pounds later, i regret letting myself go. I feel heavy, un-happy, un-sexy, lazy...i'm just not my old self. 3 weeks ago, i simply said enough is enough. I packed my gym bag and ever since, I have been working out at least 5 days a week! I stopped eating processed food and focused on more organic health... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 04:56:49 EST eileenn514 Hello Everyone! <BR> My name is Eileen, 28 years old Living in Ohio. I am really excited to join all of you in a fulfilling change of life style, happiness, and self worth. I was introduce to this site by a co-worker. I decided to join to give my body the best life and health I can give it, also for my daughter and future husband. I am so happy for a new me. Good Luck All! Tue, 27 Sep 2011 21:12:25 EST In need of a spark buddy Hello everyone. I am in need of a spark buddy someone near my area that wouldnt mind working out with me. I feel like i would do so much better if i had a partner that we could motivate each other together. If anyone lives in Michigan please talk to me Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:55:44 EST BETSYKISSY I NEED ALL THE SUPPORT I CAN GET!!! I AM 51 YEARS OLD AND I AM SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED!! I WOULD LIKE TO BE 50 POUNDS LIGHTER THIS TIME NEXT YEAR AND BE THE SEXY AND COUGARLICIOUS DIVA THAT I KNOW IS DYING TO EMERGE!!! Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:37:27 EST Hello! Hi everyone! I am not new to SparkPeople - have joined a number of times over the years but haven't stuck with it. So tired of carrying this extra 28 pounds around! Want to look and feel great, by the healthy choices I am going to make. I recently turned 40 and need to do something. I have a wonderful husband and two great kids, live in PA. I need MOTIVATION! I need to stick with it this time and I need a support group. Hope I've found it here! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Kim Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:51:21 EST Hello Fellow Divas I am a 60 y/o Senior Diva who is ever so grateful to have found my way to Diva Land in Spark World. We Divas know it's not about loosing weight to look good - we already got that down. We're loosing weight to be healthy and to represent as the Royalty we are. I'm here to support you, learn from you, grow with you. What a great adventure. Mon, 26 Sep 2011 22:31:55 EST Hey all you beautiful Diva's! I'm joining! It's great to be in such terrific company. Women rule! Big, small, short, tall. How lucky are we to be women! Looking to lose 20 pounds or so by my birthday in February. <BR> <BR> Kind Thoughts, <BR> Lola <BR> Crackerjak Mon, 26 Sep 2011 01:28:30 EST nadine 3098 ... with 89 pounds to go lovely 25 yr old female from long Island, New York... Just wanting to say hi and make some friends/buddies... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 23:49:20 EST First Day of my transformation Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Today is the first day that I realized that I need to be strong and do something about my weight. <BR> Sun, 25 Sep 2011 17:36:20 EST whats up yall just wanted to drop in and say hey to everybody... my name is Kari the friends call me KJam trying to get through this battle we call weight loss...lookin for some good movivation and a good push... hope to hear from yall soon dont be shy hit me up... i love chatting with people. Sun, 25 Sep 2011 02:49:19 EST Finally after a week.... Hi! I'm finally leaping into the spark community! I have gotten the nutrition piece figured out, love the recipes and what is really amazing is that I am actually losing weight!! Its like magic. <BR> <BR> I am a 42 year old 15 year (and counting) cancer survivor who is post menopausal. This has wreaked havoc on my weight. It has been a battle, but finally its working and i am seeing results. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting all the amazing people out there! <BR> <BR> Chantell Sat, 24 Sep 2011 10:35:31 EST I love working out! Hey everyone! I'm so glad to be part of a community that understands the importance of healthy living. Come check out my blog! <BR> I'm a college student studying communications. My life-long goal is to practice and communicate the urgent issue of being healthy. Wether it be eating right or just getting the needed amount of exercise. <BR> Maybe become a personal trainer someday. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:15:46 EST Hello New To This Hello I'm 20 Years old and my best friend just recently got engaged! She asked me to be the maid of honor and i agreed and then i took a look at myself in the mirror and hated what i saw so i want to be a healthy energetic maid of honor by October 14 of next year. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 00:31:56 EST want to loose weight open help Hi All, glad to know I am not alone on this journey this is My first time ever,trying to loose weight . I have been thin all of My life, never eat breakfast, stopped smoking five years ago , fell and hurt My neck and back over ten years ago now still have a lot of pain and all of a sudden I have more body fat than I want, so here I am in need of all the help I can get. to loose weight and start a healthy life style. thanks for being there. . Tue, 20 Sep 2011 23:22:10 EST Ipod list What are your must have songs on your ipod that you work out to? Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:19:36 EST Hi all I am determind to finally lose my weight once and for all hence joining SP. I'm sick of being overweight i look at old photos of myself and wonder how i get here. What happened to that slim girl in my school photos. I know i can't be a ten again but I want to look as good as I can. Mon, 19 Sep 2011 05:51:58 EST I Have arrived :-) Hi everyone, I am very happy to find myself here........ its taken a while but I supose you need to be at the bottem to climb to the top so here we go!!!!! <BR> I'm a mother of 2 young children & Have struggled with my weight since I was a teenager & am now at my heaviest......I don't want to be here anymore so here goes......... watch this space:-) <BR> <BR> Elza Mon, 19 Sep 2011 05:09:28 EST OK, I'm not REALLY a DIVA! I'm a DIVA wannabe. In reality, I'm a pudgy, middle-aged, sneaker-wearing mom. I've never been a DIVA, but have a secret DIVA hidden somewhere inside. Maybe as the pounds come off I'll find her. Sun, 18 Sep 2011 08:07:12 EST New to team Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Wendy and I am not new to Spark. I have had 2 other pages, but lost my way and deactivated them. The hardest on my weight was when my daddy was in the hospital before he died last year. That took a toll on me medically, emotionally, and physically. i know he is in a better place now and not in anymore pain. <BR> <BR> I am getting married to my very best friend in just over 8 months. I hope to be near my goal weight by then. I have a 13 year old son that th... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 05:47:03 EST I'm new to this I just heard about Spark on a Dieter's Blog and decided to give it a try. I weigh 187 lbs and would love to be 130 lbs. I haven't always been so heavy, kinda started after I began having children. Now after 6 kids, I just can't get rid of the weight. I really can't say I tried everything because I dont have much money, but I fast and pray (lol). My children are young and really I just want to be able to run and play with them without getting outta breath! My oldest are 10, twins, both boy and... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 20:39:02 EST Hey! Not really sure how this works, but basically my goal is to drop 25 pounds and gain muscle (which I realize weighs more than fat ;) ). I've gotten back into working out and I'm hoping with a sense of community I'll be more successful this time around! <BR> See you around, <BR> ~Holly Thu, 15 Sep 2011 20:40:05 EST Hello I'm Lisa Hope I'm doing this correctly. I'm a 42 year old, work outside the home as an accountant, mother of five. 3 of my children are grown and have two younger daughters still at home. Just started working with a trainer on Wednesday and I must say I do enjoy punching things <em>30</em> Am looking more to become healthy than to label myself with a number. So while I do have a goal 'weight' in mind, if I reach a healthy state before I hit it I'll be just as happy. Look forward to meeting you all.... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:46:29 EST new member Hello <em>334</em> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:43:33 EST hello everybody my name is lindap hello everybody i am very excited about trying something different i hope i get the help that i need to become healthy and can help someone else as well. i am ready to start changing my life rite now. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 19:58:20 EST ~ Hot Plus Sized Fashion Hunt ~ Hey Sexy Sparks <BR> <BR> I am always on the hunt for great Plus Sized fashion and love passing all the gold mines I find - so having said that I would love to get a list going of great websites that can satisfy our thirst for stylish hot fashions: <BR> <BR> Here are a couple that I really like - Check em out and add to the list: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 23:16:45 EST Hello EVERYONE...I Sista750 and new to SparkPeople I am new and just trying to comprehend the site a bit. I am currently just eating Special K products, with fruits and Veggies...once I learn to maneuver understanding the site, I will partake of all it has to offer...I look forward to this challenge.... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 18:56:35 EST Hi all! I'm a 43 yo newlywed. I'm thrilled with most of all in my life except that I can't seee my toes! It sounds silly to some, but I am so out of shape and unflexible, that I'm embarassed of myself. My goal by the end of the year: touch my toes : ) <BR> <BR> Then I'll go on from there: by next year this time, I want to be able to put my feet out in front of me while sitting down and lay down over my knees. I know a bit of a goal, but I can do it! <BR> <BR> Is there anyone in the Greater Ha... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:53:04 EST Hello everyone :D Hello, I am new to sparkpeople and so far so good, I am liking the support factor with the different teams :) any advise/ information anyone can give me i am all ears :) Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:16:54 EST Angela I am tired of starting diets and exercise programs and not following through with them. I am 100 lbs overweight and now is the time to start over and get this off and be healthy for myself and my family. I already walk 9 miles per week but have trouble controlling what i eat. It makes it hard because i have hypothyroidism, PCOS and am on Paxil. I work from an office at home as a medical transcriptionist and i sit most of the day. Not the best combination for weight loss! I am starting w... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 23:11:30 EST Hi everyone ! Feeling optimistic about joining spark and hoping once and for all i can get the support and give support to help achieve my weight loss goals. Sun, 11 Sep 2011 18:48:28 EST Introduce Yourself Hi ! My name is Chardonnay and I am new to the Sparks Team I am looking for some motivation in loosing some baby wait! I am ready to get in shape for myself and my family Fri, 9 Sep 2011 00:08:14 EST Is anyone from Mississippi Hello Divas! <BR> <BR> I was just wondering if any of you were from Mississippi? If so, what part or how close to Winston County? Wed, 7 Sep 2011 13:06:21 EST Hello! Hello everyone! My name's Karen! I'm a university study looking to drop about 20 lbs in the next 4 months! I am also hoping to develop healthy eating habits so I can maintain my weight! It's been a lot of yo-yo-ing for my weight in the last 4 years. I always eat healthy and then realize I am starting to lose weight and end up eating something super unhealthy thinking I will offset it! I'm looking for a buddy who can help me stay motivated and push through this little obstacle that appears eve... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 22:49:45 EST Just joined 2 weeks ago Hello Sparkpeople!! :-) <BR> <BR> My name is Carrie; I’m a 35 year old wife and mother of three. I joined this site about two weeks ago and I’m happy to be here. My goals are to become more active, lose 20-40 pounds and most importantly become a more happier and healthier me. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to better results Tue, 6 Sep 2011 18:54:45 EST I'm new to this! Hi everyone - my name is Connie and I am a 58 yr. old diva! I have been an "observer" here at SparkPeople for a long time and have finally decided to get "active". I have recently lost 26 lbs. but have been at a plateau for about 2 mo. I just feel "stuck" and need some encouragement. I'm hoping by joining this team it will be the motivation I need. I have some medical issues that make exercise difficult. Walking is a real challenge most days but I'm trying to start slowly. I will appreci... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 14:43:13 EST Only Son's Wedding My son came to me yesterday and told me he will be getting married next June or September they don't know yet they need to check out halls and such; Well not only was that the best news I heard all year, but now I need to get off my butt and loose this weight. I messed up so many times on and off every other month. Now I have real incentive to lose this weight I DO NOT want to look the way I do now so now its not just ***saying i'm going to lose weight*** It's going to be doing it. I will k... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 10:24:35 EST Day 2 This website seems so great! I tried weight watchers and it seems to take all the good stuff from ww and weed out the cost and inconvenient meetings....awesome. I love all the different types of trackers and am soo ready to let my outer diva match my inner diva! Mon, 5 Sep 2011 13:44:09 EST Newbie here Hi Dolls!!! <BR> My name is Heidi! I am looking to lose about 50 pounds <BR> I am looking forward to getting to know you all and sharing any tips and ideas we have Mon, 5 Sep 2011 12:12:47 EST hello everyone! Hello there mates, <BR> My name is Yury. I have a little bit of eating problems, if I'm sad, mad, or bored I tend to eat alot. I acknowledge in the moment that I shouldn't be doing it, but I still do it. I'm only 20 and I have always been the "chubby girl" in my family. In 2009 I use to weight 154 pounds, in around three months I went down to 112. But as I started school again, former classmates would tell me to eat, would offer me food, and tell me that I was "too skinny", that I had health... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 23:37:20 EST Hello every one Hi I'm Z I'm here to recreate my life and my body I want to feel my sexy self again The Diva inside that got locked up ! :) I could do it on my own but I know I will do better with motivation and support and I'm also a great motivator for others once I am motivated my self I live in Washington state. I love to walk the track or just were ever my feet take me. I love to sing and dance.Im not shure what else to say for now but thank you for having me. Have a great day. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 15:41:26 EST Hi Everyone , I am Kassidy DaiShan , Hi everyone , I am new @ Sparkpeople , I thought I would make a Post to introduce myself . I hope to make a lot of friends and support along my Journey :D Hope to talk soon! Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:15:37 EST Getting Back to 'YOU' September Wow, we are well in the 9th month of the year and I know it is hard for some of us to stay focused on what we promised ourself in January... Become a healthier 'You'... So, this challenge is simple, remember! <BR> <BR> Remember why you joined SparkPeople... <BR> Remember why you wanted to lose weight in the first place! <BR> Remember that you are worth it! <BR> Remember that you can do it! <BR> Remember you will do it! <BR> Remember your goals! <BR> Remember to set goals! <BR> Remember to r... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:14:33 EST Hi Everyone! Two mommas who always seem to be workin! At home, at work, at raising our kids and at becoming the best we can be! <BR> <BR> Our journey through thick and thin! Our triumphs and our downfalls. What works, and what doesn’t. Recipes, motivational stuff and ramblings! You will see it all here! <BR> <BR> We hope to do a couple things with this blog. Provide ourselves a place to vent, commiserate, motivate, cheer on and hold ourselves accountable! Everyone is welcome! <BR> <BR> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 11:08:50 EST Hello Hello my name is Jennifer. I am back at Sparkpeople, <BR> and I am verry happy in doing so. I may have nots of <BR> questions, if that is all right with everyone. <BR> Jen Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:22:39 EST Loosing it... Without 'loosing it' I first ran across Spark People about a 14 months ago. I did very well for 2 months and then fell of the wagon when the kids started back to school. I didn't plan my time well enough, and didn't make myself a priority. <BR> <BR> Well now I'm back. I figure they are in school for the next 9-10 months, We go through the a few weeks of adjusting to the new school routine every year, as long as they are adjusting to a new routine, so can I. Mon, 29 Aug 2011 22:52:52 EST Hi Ladies! My name is Leanna, I heard about this site from a great friend/sister of mine. She has lost 20 lbs so far, so she got me motivated! I have had the Lap Band surgery done recently, but I needed an extra boost to really get on the ball.. So here I am :) <BR> A little about me, I'm 22 on September 1st (not too far away at all)! I have already been married, and will be divorced in a couple of months, sad news, but I'm okay with it- life is a journey, I got an early start. I don't have any childr... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:21:25 EST Hi, I'm Nerissa I am on course to lose 11 kg. <BR> It has been a period of upheaval for me, moving to a new country (New Zealand), starting a new job , I'm a social worker, and getting acquainted with a new style of living. <BR> I have to stay focused on reaching my goal, as I now feel that I have low self-esteem due to my weight gain. <BR> I've fallen out of love with exercise, and I believe that this has contributed largely (!!!!) to my weight gain. <BR> I've joined this site as I need to have support fro... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 18:19:40 EST A NEW BEGINING IT'S TIME TO GET DOWN... A BETTER ME IS WAITING... HERE GOES... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:23:02 EST hello divas Hi my name is Rita. I have been a member of SP for a week. I am new to this team. I look forward to being apart of it. I think that being apart of challenges will keep me more focused so I am definitely looking forward to being on this team. Mon, 29 Aug 2011 11:54:18 EST Hello All Day 1 for a new Diva! Mon, 29 Aug 2011 11:27:27 EST Quote of the day "Don't ask for an easier life; ask to be a stronger person." Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:10:24 EST New from SE Kansas Hello all- Unfortunately at the backdoor of turning 50 I find I have gained 25 lbs that seems to come and go. However, understand how with the rolling hills of life the past 7 years. I am mentally, emotionally, and physically wore out. I have traveled alot on my jobs and have been unsettled in many ways but am giving an attempt at some remedies in varies areas of my life. Before all of this I consistently went to gym and walked 3-4 miles most days of week .I now find myself with no self moti... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 13:43:21 EST I'm a Dancing Diva!!! <3 Hey there ladies! <BR> <BR> Just thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Tenika, I'm 20 years old, and I'm about to make the biggest move of my life to Florida very soon. I have an internship at Disney World and while I'm away from home, I want to make sure I drop a ton of weight. That way, I can look sexy as hell in my bathing suit (as if I don't already) and shock my family and friends when I come home for the summer next year. I'm hoping all you lovely divas out there will help me. I'd ... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 11:46:24 EST Excited to be a DIVA!!! Hi ladies, I'm so happy to join your group. Well my goal is small, lose 10-15 lbs by Nov. 12. The 3 challenges that I chose for my first week are: No eating in front of the TV (that's a major one for me) Stretch for 5 minutes everyday, and another great big one for me, get up without hitting the snooze!!!! Yikes, this may be tougher than eating correctly, haha. <BR> <BR> Although I said my goal was small, it's not that easy. I have been battling those same lbs for years. I made it to my goa... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 00:05:26 EST hi yall im stacy new to this but excited to find s site with some extra support im going to need all i can get lol im on a new diet seems like ive done it all my life and only to be weighin in at 217 not to bad from my weight 2 year ago tho i was an outstanding 310 pounds Sat, 27 Aug 2011 17:04:33 EST New here Hello Ladies...I hope everyone is well. I'm new here, and just wanted to say hi. I live in Charlotte, NC. I hope to find some support here as well as be a support to others. <BR> <BR> Thanks....Kim Sat, 27 Aug 2011 10:30:12 EST myname is kathy my name is kathy, i weigh 223 pounds, used to weigh 283, trying to weigh 170 pounds, trying to lose at least 50 pounds Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:09:04 EST I am brand new here I am a big girl i am currently inbetween a size 18 and 20 i want to lose at least 75 pounds but would be healthist if i lost 110 pounds. I am a student and a mommy and a wife, so i am busy altho i need to get and keep my whole family on a good regiman i dont want my son to follow in my foot steps and become over wieght at all. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 15:34:21 EST Introduce Yourself Hi DIVAS <BR> I'm Nicole and glad to be a part of the team. I'm located in South Carolina and my goal is to lose 30 lbs so I can be healthy and fit for my self & family. I have a hard time staying motivated and finding time to workout. I look forward to hearing for all of you with motivation, fitness and other tips to help keep me on track. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:59:11 EST Add a little sunshine. Why did you smile today? I really smiled today, when I had to wear a belt with my jeans. That made me happy. <BR> <em>30</em> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 00:30:43 EST I Did It! Im so <em>41</em> . I was able to go to the gym today to work on upper body after having knee surgery on Friday! Not gonna let this knee <em>227</em> me! Mon, 1 Aug 2011 11:28:43 EST Post your thought for today? We have a great team Divas. Let's keep this site current and motivational by posting an encouraging word here. <BR> Today's thought: <BR> " An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day! " Sun, 31 Jul 2011 23:01:15 EST Hello Darling Divas.. Hello Darling Divas.. <BR> <BR> My name is Keisha but you can call me (Keish). I've been a sparkpeople member since 2007 & lost 40 pounds using this site. Recently, I gave birth to my first child, a daughter this past April. Much to my dismay, I gained 86 pounds!!!!!!! I've never weighed so much in my life. <BR> I know that it took nine months to build my baby-growing body & I'm going to give myself that same amount of time to get back into my pre-prego shape. My goals are to find my way bac... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 14:31:13 EST Checking in Hi ladies! I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place but I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm new to Spark people and I thought I would fit in with this group. I'm so ready for this new weight loss journey because I've been at a standstill for a while. I'm a little bummed today because I had knee surgery yesterday so that will hinder me with some of my exercises but I will workout with my trainer on Monday doing upper body. Someone let me know if this the right place to post this.... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 22:39:34 EST New member Hi! I'm a new Spark member and I'm so excited that I found this group. I've been getting discouraged lately with my weight loss results and needed to do something different. Glad to be part of the group. Ready for the challenge! Sat, 30 Jul 2011 03:31:24 EST Aug Challenge Let's Get Moving Divas <BR> <BR> Do any Cardio for at least 30 minutes: You pick your Cardio <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>216</em> <em>314</em> <em>316</em> <em>326</em> <em>332</em> <em>318</em> <em>237</em> <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> Let's Get Our Water In <BR> <BR> Drink at least 10 Glasses a day: Add a cucumber to spice it up or a lime or lemon or have it plain <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>9... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 03:46:25 EST Day 1! Alright guys it's day one of my journey and I seem to be mentally prepared. Any suggestions, advice or tips? Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:41:42 EST N here we go..: Let me make a long story short. I got married weighing 160 lbs. 1.5 years later I weigh 230 and have never been this depressed in my life. I'm 26 years old and I'm too young to live this way. I have tried everything yet I continue to struggle with my weight. I need constant motivation and support. Anyone want to take on this journey with me? Thu, 21 Jul 2011 03:04:12 EST I'M BACK HELLO DIVAS, I'VE JOINED SPARKS A FEW MONTHS AGO AND LOST TRACK, NOW I'M READY TO GET STARTED TO LOSE THESE 60 POUNDS. SO I'M HEREBY PLEDGING TO GE MY SEXY BACK. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:09:35 EST Destined to be a DIVA Hello everyone, glad to be here to start the journey in meeting my goals. I have three grown daughters and a full time web design/graphic business and I did have time for exercise but somehow other things took over and I neglected by body. So here I am making the time to do me. <BR> <BR> I love kickboxing, turbo jam(all of them to the turbo fire) and I love to jog/walk/run. Looking to get my divaness back... <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Jul 2011 19:29:35 EST Get Fly in July Challenge Well as many of us know we are over half-way into the year... We needed a new challenge to keep the spark going so we are having a 'Get Fly in July' challenge. Here's the challenge: <BR> <BR> ~ 4 days of cardio, 30 minutes a day minimum <BR> ~ 64 ounces of water minimum to keep hydrated and keep us looking good <BR> ~ walk a minimum of 5 miles a week <BR> <BR> This challenge is not too fancy, just enough to keep our bodies right for the summer heat! I'm up for the challenge, are you? <BR> Sun, 3 Jul 2011 22:41:41 EST new to TEam hello Diva's, I am new to the group and on my journey to losing 75 pounds to help expose my true inner Diva!!!! Sat, 2 Jul 2011 12:59:35 EST Hello Divas!! My name is Stephanie and I am 34 years, married for almost 8 years, HR professional and own 2 fabulous beagles!! I have only being with SP for a few months and my goal is to lose 80 pounds by my 35th birthday in December! I have lost 35 pounds so far and I am looking for great motivation and encouragement from fellow divas!! Wed, 29 Jun 2011 10:46:55 EST Hello Ladies I'm Jaz(23) I'm happy to join a group that looks to be pretty active. I'm still a newbie to SP but I have been addicted since the minute I joined. I'm looking forward to getting to know you ladies and help inspire whom ever I encounter. I'm married no children yet (trying to get fit first) so I'm on a true mission to get this weight off so I can stop using all my fashion ideas for others to sport and wear them myself. No more complaining about 4 1/2 heels I'm gonna accommodate gravity not... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 21:40:14 EST Hello! I am new here and I wanted to say hello. I am a full-time college student, mother of 3 boys ages 12,13,and 9. I, thank God have a supportive husband through this and I look forward to meeting all of you. <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Sun, 5 Jun 2011 00:07:50 EST June Challenge~~~ 20 Minutes of Cardio Daily Who's up for a challenge? I know I am!!! <BR> <BR> Here it goes... 20 minutes a day, 7 days a week... I know for a lot of us that is a lot! But here's the challenge... Do you regular cardio as you are doing rather it is 3, 4, or 5 days and on your off days simply walk for 20 minutes around the neighborhood, park, trail, or simply in place in your living room. <BR> <BR> If you dont have a fitness regimen, walk <em>313</em> everyday for at least 20 minutes a day and you have met the chal... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:21:26 EST Is there going to be a June Challenge?? I was just wondering if there are any ideas for us Divas this month?? Wed, 1 Jun 2011 23:05:24 EST Suggestions Needed I have found for the last two days I have been drinking my calories away. Coffee with a creamer and one sugar. Only 55 calories each, but it adds up when you drink cup after cup after.... You get the picture. <BR> <BR> I like the hot. And creamy. Suggestions on what to replace it with? At least until I can kick it? Tue, 31 May 2011 16:28:18 EST I'm ADDICTED to my treadmill. My treadmill has been down the last 2 days...and I felt something was missing in my new daily routine...although I did get outside and walk..i usually do both...BUT IM BACK ON TRACK...fixed it today..and i feel complete again!!!! <em>104</em> Fri, 27 May 2011 00:27:06 EST 5 Mile Hike Well Diva's I completed one of my weight loss goals for myself...there is a 5 mile hiking trail up in clairmont mountains.... BEAUTIFUL....I FINALLY DID IT!! It was a challenge and better belive I was HUFFING AND PUFFING...but I finished it !! Burned 500 calories and feels good....the last time I was up there I was prego with my 1st son...he is now 7 1/2...Im not gonna wait that long anymore!! just wanted to share it with you all...WE CAN DO 'ANYTHING' WE WANT DIVAS...IT MAY TAKE US A LIL L... Fri, 20 May 2011 16:53:08 EST *New in Town* Hey Divas! I am new to Spark and wanted to get this weight off. I am 24 years old with my whole life ahead of me, and need to enjoy every minute of it. I recently got married, which has defiantly put some pounds on me, from cooking for my hubs to not having enough time to workout. I am wanting to get healthy and try for a baby! I want to be a healthy mommy and be able to run around and do everything I can with my children. I want to be healthy while I am pregnant, and not have to worry about ... Fri, 20 May 2011 16:26:43 EST MY PANTS FIT!!!!!! So today I put on a pair of pants i usually wear...but either have to leave them unbottoned...or do the rubberband trick...ya know like when your preggo and dont wanna wear them ugly maternatiy pants...haha and to my surprise ...THEY WERE LOOSE ON ME!!! I couldnt belive it!! I have at least a inch I can pull from the sides.....IM SO HAPPY!! IM PROUD OF THE CHANGES IM MAKING...AND THE out come is paying off...I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THAT WITH YOU ALL....who else is getting into there jeans?????... Thu, 19 May 2011 14:08:44 EST My weekly weigh in... Today im down 2 more lbs for the week!! Total of 7...I cant belive it...makes me feel good..I cant wait to get my walks in...I push myself a lil more every week...I love tracking my food, think its fun!! I hope everyone else is making progress...hang in there Divas...we can do this together!! Tue, 17 May 2011 21:39:24 EST Welcome Ladies (Katrina, Erica,Letfern) <BR> <BR> Thank you for the warm welcome and words of encouragement. Mon, 16 May 2011 11:38:51 EST A Newbie Too Hello All <BR> <BR> I am new to SP. I hope to give and get support from the Divas. Sun, 15 May 2011 18:57:44 EST Diva's what do you think?? So I know Ive only lost 5 lbs so far...but I needed to get a few summer clothes....I bought them in a size smaller than I am that by the time summer is actually here...I can wear them...I didnt spend much...can you say ....CLEARANCE!! But I was thinking it could be a mind game for want to fit in I need to work a lil harder...AM I CRAZY....or does this make sense?? Thanks!! Fri, 13 May 2011 17:12:42 EST Newbie in da house Hey ladies... <BR> My name is Rj. New to SP. Committed, tho. That counts for somethin, right? <BR> I'm 33,..a stylist/makeup artist in Denver, CO. <BR> <BR> When I was 27, I had a spinal fusion (painful-dont do it!) Had another @ 29. It is the hardest thing I've ever had to bounce back from. Cant say I'm recovered, but I've decided that this is the year for somethin new. So...NUTHIN is standing in my way. Lets Go, Divas!! <BR> Fri, 13 May 2011 13:06:12 EST Divas....It worked!! Hey Divas..hows everyone doing??? I am here with some good news...this is my 2nd week on SP..and ive lost 5 lbs!!!! I am SOOOOOO HAPPY!! It just feels good..hard work and dedication...PAYS OFF! <em>104</em> Thu, 12 May 2011 16:22:09 EST I wanna be a DIVA too... Hey Diva's HOW YOU DOING?? My name is Letty 35 in so cali...just joined SP about a week ago...and im loving it!! I seen this team and I wanted to be part of the diva especially droppin the pounds..any one in or out of the area feel free to add still figureing out the buddy things...but the more the merrier!! Happy loosing!! Sun, 8 May 2011 17:50:50 EST May challenge WOW!!! I have been gone for a couple of months!!! I am back and ready to jump back in! <BR> <BR> Let's get some Cardio in : <BR> <em>312</em> <em>332</em> <em>231</em> <em>326</em> <em>319</em> <em>313</em> Try to aim for at least 30 minutes a day, For beginners try for three days a week, For more advance to 6 days a week. <BR> <BR> Let's drink our water: Water is so important to the body, muscles, and cleansing...Most bodies need at least 8-10 glasses of water per day! Aim for 8-1... Mon, 2 May 2011 16:07:36 EST introduction Hi Divas! I joined Spark people awhile back. But now I am serious about losing weight. I need to lose quite a bit around 80 lbs. I am needing support. Mon, 25 Apr 2011 02:00:28 EST California Diva on the Block,,,, Hi There: I signed up about 2 weeks ago and I am just getting around to introducing myself. My name is Carol Lee and I was born and raised in California. My renewed journey to better health began 27th Dec 2010. This was the day that I reclaimed my life from the out of shape person who was subletting my body for a few years now.I was dividing my time between Spark People and another site, but soon found out that I was being consumed by this other site and the people on it and losing ground fa... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 00:11:04 EST Fooling Around With April Challenge Thanks Karen (Kozenne) for the challenge! <BR> <BR> The challenge is 3 days a week of the weeks challenge for at least 30 minutes a day! <BR> <BR> Week 1 would be biking, running and/or walking. <BR> <BR> Week 2 would be jumping jacks or jump roping. <BR> <BR> Week 3 would be aerobic (i.e. Zumba, step, etc.) <BR> <BR> Week 4 would be a combination of them all. <BR> <BR> <BR> Summer <em>67</em> is around the corner and it is time to show off our beautiful bodies <em>344</em> so l... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 10:17:11 EST OMG - Really!! Hello Diva's, I am attending a tradeshow education conference in Vegas this week. I arrived on Saturday and this is day 4. I go back home on Friday. I am so tired. The convention center is a mile walk from my hotel one way. I have been walking about at least 6 "brisk miles a day" with all the back and forth. My calves and shins are screaming at me "what are you crazy". I thought I would be missing out on exercise but I am getting even more here and even keeping my food intake in check.... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 16:10:14 EST March Madness Challenge, anyone? I got this challenge from my gym actually; they have run it for quite a few years and I usually pass it on to Spark when it comes to that time. There are 3 levels in which to track how many workouts you complete during the month of March. <BR> <BR> 10 workouts = bronze <BR> 15 workouts = silver <BR> 20 workouts = gold <BR> <BR> I know I'm aiming for gold and I can't wait to get started tomorrow! I guess we can just come in here to track our workouts. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:47:24 EST Checking In ~ Back on Track I worked out today after about a 2-week break from having a horrible toothache (which is fixed now) and going right into a painful menstrual cycle. So I'm REALLY happy to be back on it. Mon, 21 Feb 2011 23:20:35 EST New Diva On The Block Hello everyone! I am Niquar but you can call me Nikki. I live in Atlanta, GA, married with three boys. I hope, to not only get support from the team, but also be made ACCOUNTABLE! Mon, 21 Feb 2011 21:14:21 EST Friday <em>102</em> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 13:07:10 EST Hello from DC Hi everyone, I'm new to the sparkpeople site. I joined this site as a way to meet people that are going thru the same things I'm going thru as far a weight , so I can get motivated and motivate others. Thu, 10 Feb 2011 13:11:12 EST February Cardio Challenge! Ok, we are into the second month of 2011 and some of us have not found our mojo... So how about a challenge... Lets kick these bodies into high gear! <BR> <BR> Beginners 3 days 30 minutes a day with 20 minutes of strength 3 days a week. <BR> <BR> Cardio Divas, 4-5 days 45 minutes a day with 20 minutes of strength 3 days a week! <BR> <BR> Goal calories burned should be 300 calories or more... For the smaller Divas 300 calories will take more time but it can be done! Let's get it in <em>3... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 10:44:28 EST February 5 Pound Diva Challenge Ok, we should all be doing a minimum of 3 days a week of cardio, which is still going to be in our challenges... Most of us are doing the 4 day, 45 minutes a day challenge, WooHoo... But this month I am challenging everyone to try and lose 5 pounds this month. This is equivalent to 1.25 pounds a week...5250 less every week... 750 less calories each day... 500 calories burned in a workout and 250 calories a day (one less snack, cookies, 1 donut) I think you get the picture! This month is a sho... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 10:34:41 EST What I did today! Use this forum to post your workout/fitness activity for the day! Feel free to post here if you have joined a challenge or not. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 08:20:31 EST New Years Challenge!!! <BR> Who's up for a challenge? I know I am!!! <BR> <BR> Here it goes... 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week minimum. I know for a lot of us, we have fell off the wagon and can't seem to get our mojo back. I figured this would be a time and a great place to start! <BR> <BR> Find your favorite workout tape that is at least 20 minutes and you've met the daily challenge. <BR> <BR> Who's up for the challenge??? <BR> Fri, 7 Jan 2011 21:50:48 EST Hello from Florida!! Hello Divas!! Im excited to join this team, im new to Spark people and love it already! Sun, 2 Jan 2011 12:32:24 EST New Year Challenge starting now I want to start the new year off to a good start you know.I am aiming for losing 5-10 lbs by the end of Jan. <BR> I want to <em>216</em> and bring in the new year right.Who with me on this challenge? Do what ever kind of cardio and strength training you want.Just get up and do it.Rather you got ten,twenty,thirty,forty minutes a day I want you to move your body and do your best.We can do it!!!! <BR> So who want to <em>216</em> and do some <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>326</em> <em>313<... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 13:42:13 EST Twitter Anybody on's a great way to keep motivated with other sparks when u not on sp: follow me & I'll follow back @mrsmikejones07 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 15:21:30 EST If you feel like quiting please read this first Don't Quit <BR> <BR> When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down, <BR> And you feel like the biggest failure in town. <BR> When you want to give up just because you gave in, <BR> and forget all about being healthy and thin. <BR> So What! You went over your calories a bit, <BR> It's your next move that counts . . . So don't you quit! <BR> It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change. <BR> It's learning the skills to get back in your range. <BR> It's telling yourself, "You've don... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 04:51:07 EST Hello! Hello, I am not new to SparkPeople, but I am new to the message board system! I want this weight loss so bad; I want to be healthy! My energy level has already increased tremendously! I want to lose 84 more pounds, and I need a support team or buddy! Thanks, and I wish you all success! Sat, 27 Nov 2010 19:50:21 EST 20 Minute Daily Workout Challenge!!! Who's up for a challenge? I know I am!!! <BR> <BR> Here it goes... 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week minimum. I know for a lot of us, we have fell off the wagon and can't seem to get our mojo back. I figured this would be a great place to start! <BR> <BR> Find your favorite workout tape that is at least 20 minutes and you've met the daily challenge. <BR> <BR> I refuse to let the holidays creep up on me! Let's start right here, right now!!! <BR> <BR> Who's up for the challenge??? Fri, 12 Nov 2010 16:07:26 EST I WANT THE OLD ME BACK!! Hey ladies! I am so excited to join this group! I have read several posts and see alot of those who are just like me! I am the mother of 3 and just can't seem to lose this weight! I used to weigh 140, 150 at the most! Now I'm 223. i have lost 13 pounds but that was 1 month ago and haven't lost anymore since! I just need motivation and inspiration from those who are doing the same thing I'm trying to do! Hope we can walk/run (lol) with each other through this! Sun, 31 Oct 2010 20:56:28 EST Newbie!! Hi my name is Norrisa and i have been on SP for 4 days now and i love it i can't wait to lose the weight and be my old self again sick and tiered of sitting in the house on Friday and Saturday nights because i feel like i am too fat to go out and mingle with the single people!! My current weight is 210 and i want to get back to 135 when i used to act like a Super Diva and keep it off this time! Wish me luck!! And good luck to all of you as well!! <em>15</em> <em>344</em> Thu, 23 Sep 2010 14:01:44 EST Hey Divas!!!! Hey ladies! Let me just tell you, I am glad to be joining this team. A little bit about myself: I am about to be 21 years old, I'm in college and am a size 16. Now I am a fly 16, but I want to be healthier, so my journey is called "From size 16 to size 6" I definitely look forward to getting to know some of my fellow Divas and losing together! Sat, 4 Sep 2010 06:38:12 EST Remember "You" in September!!! Wow, we are well in the 9th month of the year and I know it is hard for some of us to stay focused on what we promised yourself in January... Become a healthier 'You'... So, this challenge is simple, remember! <BR> <BR> Remember why you joined SparkPeople... <BR> Remember why you wanted to lose weight in the first place! <BR> Remember that you are worth it! <BR> Remember that you can do it! <BR> Remember you will do! <BR> Remember your goals! <BR> Remember to set goals! <BR> Remember to re-... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 10:49:05 EST what is for breakfast??? ok ladies what does everyone eat for breakfast? looking for some good ideas for breakfast.. <em>490</em> please help Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:56:15 EST I Want My Sexy Back I have tried to be confident in myself at all times. This included me at my heaviest. It is just time to incorporate a healthier lifestyle that includes a better diet and more exercise. I have over the years cut back don't want to say diet and lost a couple of pounds. I have started getting more exercise in and fell off that wagon too. I have never really incorporated eating healthier and exercising at the same time. <BR> It's now time~~~~~~ Sat, 28 Aug 2010 15:34:30 EST Intro... Hello everyone, my name is Keysha, and I'm here for some much needed motivation. I'm not sure of the amount of weight that I want to lose, but I'd love to get down to a size 16-18. I'm at the point in my life where I'm getting older, and I'm tired of feeling like the real me is trapped deep inside of me. I'm ready for a change, and I'm the only one that is going to make it happen. I'm ready!!!! Sat, 14 Aug 2010 14:06:33 EST Hi Divas!!! I have been on here for about a week!Hope I meet some good people, and we can encourage each other!!! Have a wonderful weekend! Fri, 13 Aug 2010 11:25:38 EST Good exercise bra??? Hi All, does anyone know of a good exercise/workout bra for the bustier women? Presently for good support, I have to wear 2 bras at a time, and I was wanting to see if there was a really good bra out there to help me out...let me know, thanks! <BR> <BR> Linda <BR> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 05:37:26 EST I keep myself motivated by... Post here to let us know how you keep yourself motivated! You never know, it might help someone else in need of motivation... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 23:21:49 EST 8 Mile a Week Challenge Here's the challenge... 8 miles a week of walking, jogging, bike riding, elliptical... Just 8 miles a week... Who's up for the challenge??? Tue, 10 Aug 2010 23:19:27 EST I am Proud of Myself... We all have something to be proud of and here's the place to let us know! Stop by here as much as you want and post, "I am Proud of Myself"... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 23:06:36 EST Hi there :) Hi Guys! you can tell I'm new on the site, but really looking forward to my the crazy journey ahead of me!Im hoping some of you can help motivate me on the way! Im jumping in head first Monday....dont really even know where to start other than just eating better and walking perhaps since I have no gym membership :_( anyway any helpful thought would be great! Im excited! Sat, 7 Aug 2010 00:59:30 EST Just Do It In August!!! We are going into the 8th month of the year... Time to re-evaluate our goals and progress to tweak it some! August challenge is simple "Just Do It"... 30 minutes a day of cardio, you pick how many days! We need to build consistency in our workouts and the Dr. recommends a minimum of 30 minutes a day so we are starting there! <BR> <BR> Also, we need to get that 64+ ounces of water under our belt because that is most of our problem (not getting enough H20). Let's make the last half of our year... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 10:55:33 EST TODAY'S ENCOURAGING WORD: SELF ESTEEM GOOD DAY TO ALL MY SISTERS IN CHRIST, <BR> <BR> I JUST WANTED TO DROP A FEW LINES CONCERNING SELF-ESTEEM AND BELIEVING IN YOURSELF. WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO COMPLETE ANY TASK, CONQUER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, AND DEFEAT THE DEVIL. I WANT TO SAY " BE TRUE TO GOD AND YOURSELF AND EVERYTHING ELSE, I MEAN EVERYTHING ELSE WILL FALL INTO PLACE. DON'T TRY TO LOSE WEIGHT FOR SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE TO WANT IT FOR YOURSELF. YES, IT'S NICE HAVING SUPPORT FROM YOUR FAMILY, BUT MAKE SURE YOU ARE DOING THIS FOR ... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 21:23:32 EST about me Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I have joined sparkpeople so I can get the support and motivation that I need to make a life style change. I have also been diagnosed as having pre-diabetes which I am sure is due to my weight. So hopefully with you all support I can reach my goal and maintain it. Wed, 21 Jul 2010 16:30:00 EST HELLO TO ALL THE GETTING DOWN DIVAS HELLO TO ALL THE DIVAS, WHO ARE WORKING TOWARD THEIR GOAL TO BE FINE. REMEMBER YOU ARE ALREADY BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND WE ALL HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO ACCOMPLISH OUR GOALS. SO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND WORK TOWARD THAT FINISH LINE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!! Mon, 12 Jul 2010 20:54:42 EST Stay Fly in July Challenge Well as many of us know we are over half-way into the year... We needed a new challenge to keep the spark going so we're starting a 'Stay Fly in July' challenge. Here's the challenge: <BR> <BR> ~ 4 days of cardio, 45 minutes a day <BR> ~ 64 ounces of water minimum to keep hydrated and keep us looking good <BR> ~ 50 crunches every other day <BR> <BR> Nothing to fancy but just enough to keep our bodies right for the summer heat! I'm up for the challenge, are you? <BR> Fri, 9 Jul 2010 22:54:01 EST I'm Divorcing Unhealthy Foods and I Need Advice Hello Diva's my name is Luyah, I am posting an excerpt from my book: The Love Letter from Unhealthy Foods for Women/Men for you all to enjoy and I do need your advice. Check it out when you can and I look forward to your May God bless you all. Enjoy and I will see you in court. <BR> Luyah <BR> <BR> <BR> Hello Sweetheart. How are you feeling today? I have been hearing whispers all over town that you have been thinking about leaving me. Haven't I been there for you? Haven... Sat, 3 Jul 2010 11:02:53 EST Introducing Myself Ladies Hi, I'm new and need some support and motivation!! I'm currently looking for buddies in the Sacramento area... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 18:25:54 EST HCG diet Has anyone here heard of the hcg diet? I am a team leader for the team called "Dr Simeons Hcg Protocol" Hope to see you there! Sat, 1 May 2010 06:33:46 EST 12 Week 'Diva Challenge' I am challenging everyone that read this message to a 12 week cardio challenge! We are all busy and have families, jobs, significant others, and the list goes on... But who is going to make time for us if we don't?!?! Soooo I am challenge everyone to a 12 week cardio/strength challenge that will consist of you tracking your progress at home and logging in daily or weekly your progress. I want each of you to set aside at least 30 minutes of cardio everyday with only one rest day! This way we c... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 14:22:29 EST Needing tips,mot ivation! Hello All! My name is Danielle and I have been stuck in my unhappy body for about 4 years. I have been yo-yo dieting, and going through spurts or working out, but have never been able to stick to anything. I thought this was going to be my year, but almost into May, I am 4 pounds heavier than I was in January. I am needing some help. I purchased The Spark yesterday and am hoping for some motivation! <em>244</em> Thu, 29 Apr 2010 14:17:29 EST Ready! Willing! and Able! Hi Everyone, my name is Vicky and I'm excited to be in this team. It's the first one I've seen with actually goals and challenges. <BR> <BR> Once upon a time, I used to run track, cheer, and play basketball. Then I grew up and stress started weighing me down... quite literally. LOL <BR> <BR> Anyway, I look forward to the challenges and the future success. Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:09:33 EST Hello Good Morning All! <BR> <BR> Just speaking to everyone and thanking you for allowing me to be apart of this group. <BR> <BR> Mahogany Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:15:07 EST Breaking The Ice... Hey There.... <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team and really looking forward to my journey I've started. I hope that I can make lots of DIVAS on here as I get fit, lose weight and become healthier. <em>334</em> Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:47:02 EST Hello Everyone Hello my name is Celeste and I'm from VA. I just joined SparkPeople yesterday, kind of like last night, and I'm so glad I did. I love the positive energy I get from people here and I'm thankful to God for that. My number one goal is to loose 100lbs. I've decided not to be intimidated by the number on the scale and just do something about it. I just started the 30 Day Shred today and although it kicked my butt, I finished none the less. I'm going to take it day by day and keep it moving. <em>... Mon, 12 Apr 2010 18:37:33 EST Hello Divas!!! My name is Xiomara (Mara for short) here in Florida. Joined SP 3/8/2010 and doing good so far. <BR> <BR> I'm loving this team and it's energy from the leaders. High five to all. <BR> <BR> I pretty much just want to let the Diva in me just shine through and I know with the help of this team and SP in general, I will do it. I have about 50-60lbs that I need to get off and it will by 3/8/2011. My reward is to go to Las Vegas around 3/8/2011. Good luck to all the Divas and in advance tha... Tue, 6 Apr 2010 14:28:49 EST Hello Hi there.. Just joined today. I have begun my fitness regimen about two weeks ago. I have already slacked off, but has recommitted myself to a healthier lifestyle. Mon, 5 Apr 2010 18:43:08 EST April Cardio Challenge Spring is here <em>259</em> <em>67</em> <em>464</em> Spring is here!!! So lets kick these bodies into high gear! <BR> <BR> Beginners 4 days 45 minutes a day with 20 minutes of strength 3 days a week. <BR> <BR> Cardio Divas, 5 days 45 minutes a day with 20 minutes of strength 3 days a week! <BR> <BR> Goal calories burned should be 400 calories or more... For the smaller Divas 400 calories will take more time but it can be done! Let's go into Spring on a Fabulous note <em>312</em> <e... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 00:06:01 EST "Spring Forward" 30 day Challenge Well fierce Diva's we have Marched right thru March and Sprung forward into April... <BR> <BR> The Spring Forward April challenge is something like the on Cassandra started in March with a twist... The goal is to complete these exercises at least 5 nights a weeks anytime throughout the day. You can break it up or do them all together... The goal is get them in a many times as possible each week until you reach or exceed the goal! <BR> <BR> 1) 100 ABS (Core) exercises <BR> (NOTE: Now this... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 00:01:22 EST New ME November 16, 2009, I decided to take control of my life! I have put my family first and I was on the back burner!!! No more putting myself last, I am putting myself first and getting myself healthy. I am no good to myself or my family unhealthy!!!! <BR> I have a total of 60 lbs to get rid of and I cannot wait to say bye-bye... I know I can do it because I have already said goodbye to 20 lbs!! <em>345</em> <em>252</em> <em>231</em> Fri, 2 Apr 2010 16:41:12 EST Hello Hello everyone! My name is Caren and I live in Cleveland, OH. I have been trying to lose weight for what seems like ages. I'm almost 38 and I don't want to go into my 40's being unhealthy and unfit. I've been a Spark member since 2009 but haven't made much progress...only excuses! I'm tired of going back and forth and am ready to try again. I hope that posting and keeping in touch with others will help to with support. I'm looking forward to good things this year. <em>244</em> Wed, 24 Mar 2010 14:21:35 EST Not Getting enough veggies I need ideas for getting my Veggies in! I like Veggies but dont have enough time to prep them before work...any ideas Divas? Sun, 21 Mar 2010 12:02:56 EST TRYING TO MAKE A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER Hello! I'm Erica. I became a member a while ago and have only been active on the site for about a week now. I love all the tools here. Just when I think I've seen everything, I discover something new on here. All of the encourageing words are almost's like a mental daily dose of medicine. <BR> <BR> I came here hoping to find the strength and motivation I need to get me through my new journey. I'll be 38 in a few months and I want to celebrate my new life with my 15yr old.... Tue, 16 Mar 2010 07:36:10 EST "MAKE IT HAPPEN MARCH" 30 Day Challenge! Join In.. Well Beautiful Diva's... <BR> <BR> A Diva on the team reached out to me & asked me to start a "March" Challenge, so here we go: <BR> <BR> <BR> 30 Day Challenge for "MAKE IT HAPPEN MARCH".... <BR> <BR> The goal is to complete this exercises every night or throughout the day. You may do these exercises during the commercial breaks or you may do them in Sets of 25 or in as little as Sets of 10 until you reach the TOTAL goal. <BR> <BR> 1) 150 ABS (Core) exercises <BR> (NOTE: Now this don't... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 08:11:37 EST March Inches Challenge Measure yourself between now and the next week. On the last day of this month we are going to measure again. The one who loses the most inches <em>7</em> get the Diva trophy <em>279</em> We know that working out tones your body and melts away pounds and inches... So here's what we are going to measure: <BR> <BR> Upper Waist <BR> Lower Waist <BR> Hips <BR> Thighs <BR> Arms <BR> Calf <BR> <BR> Who's up for the challenge? At the end of the month feel free to also post how many pound... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 13:29:51 EST March Cardio Challenge Ok, we are into our third month of the year and we don't have much time to Spring <em>259</em> <em>67</em> <em>464</em> So lets kick these bodies into high gear! <BR> <BR> Beginners 4 days 45 minutes a day with 20 minutes of strength 3 days a week. <BR> <BR> Cardio Divas, 5 days 45 minutes a day with 20 minutes of strength 3 days a week! <BR> <BR> Goal calories burned should be 400 calories or more... For the smaller Divas 400 calories will take more time but it can be done! Let's go... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 13:20:13 EST March Challenges Hey Divas Lets Have Some March Challenges <BR> <BR> 1)Lets workout for 6 days a week and burn those calories <BR> Beginners can do 30 minutes of cardio and 15 minutes of strength training. <BR> For the Divas that been working out for a while now <BR> can do 60 plus minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of strength training. <BR> 2) Drink 8 glasses of water daily <BR> 3) Eat 2 fruits daily <BR> 4) Eat 3 veggies daily <BR> 5) Lets have a Dance day- Sundays let pick 4 songs and dance around the hou... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 10:48:01 EST Confessional Since none of us is perfect, I decided to start a non-judgmental confessional... I thought if we can come here and confess what we are doing wrong we might become more accountable. Please feel free to come here to this confessional and tell on yourself and hold yourself accountable so you can do better... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 14:02:26 EST Hello From Va Hello my name is Michelle I am from Va I joined Spark a few days ago and I am 40 and finally able to put myself first again I am starting by taking control of my body and health. I have a 150lb to lose but I am doing them in 20lb increments so if you have any tips or inspirations please pass it on this Diva is going to need some motivation because everyone in my life ignores my wgt and accepts me the way that I am which is great but can be a hinderence when you are trying to make a serious li... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 06:50:40 EST New from Maryland hello ladies, <BR> I'm Shelley and I'm desperate to lose this weight! I've just really gotten serious about this over the past few months. I always wanted to lose weight and to be healthy, but I'm 39 years old and have had systemic lupus since I was 19. That's the main reason I've gained all this weight. Too many steroids. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I'm really looking forward to "meeting" you all. Fri, 5 Feb 2010 20:16:19 EST Superbowl Sunday (Go Colts!) :-) OK. So I'm really looking forward to the game this weekend but I'm a little nervous about the gathering with friends. There will be some "tempting" snacks as well as alcoholic beverages. I'd love to know your ideas on what to snack on. I was thinkin' about a veggie tray and maybe some light beer. I'll check out the Sparks recipes too. Help!!! Thu, 4 Feb 2010 20:48:53 EST Advice for staying on track during the weekend Help....weekends tend to be my weakest moments <em>2</em> Tue, 2 Feb 2010 08:04:09 EST February Challenge Ok, we should all be doing a minimum of 3 days a week of cardio, which is still going to be in our challenges... Most of us are doing the 4 day, 45 minutes a day challenge, WooHoo... But this month I am challenging everyone to try and lose 5 pounds this month. This is equivalent to 1.25 pounds a week...5250 less every week... 750 less calories each day... 500 calories burned in a workout and 250 calories a day (one less snack, cookies, 1 donut) I think you get the picture! This month is a sho... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 23:45:59 EST End of the Month Challenge Ok, we all should be doing either the 3 day 30 minutes or the 4 day 45 minute challenge <em>215</em> Holla!!! I am so proud of the Divas... I have been so feedback from some who wasn't working out before the challenges and now they are meeting or exceeding the challenges <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <BR> Keep up with either of these challenges because they are very effective. <BR> <BR> For the end of the month challenge, I am challenging you to get to know some of your team members <em>2... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 11:26:48 EST Hello Everyone Hi. My name is My . I am trying to become a healthier person, but I am finding it difficult to do so with out a support system or support team. I am a 22 year old student. I am 263 pounds and I am only 5'2. I love to dance, have fun and laugh. I look forward to seeing how spark people will help me with my health journey. <BR> Thank you <BR> My Sun, 24 Jan 2010 04:59:02 EST Things you can grab from where your sitting 5 things you can grab from where im sitting! <BR> i can grab <BR> my bottle of water <BR> my tv remote <BR> my salad <BR> my socks <BR> my vitamins <BR> <BR> Thu, 21 Jan 2010 16:06:34 EST HELLO ALL HELLO ALL I`M NEW AND READY TO LOOSE ALL I CAN. SINCE I`VE BEEN WITH SP I`VE LOST A LITTLE OVER 10 LBS, 2 INCHES OFF MY WAIST AND 2 INCHES OFF MY HIPS. I`M READY TO LOOSE SO MUCH MORE. GOOD LUCK TO ALL Tue, 19 Jan 2010 14:21:58 EST 90 pound journey to a healthier me Hello...I am a 30yr old wife and mother of 4 who depends on God's strength daily. I am from New Orleans, Louisiana. But I am currently living in Houston, TX. My Husband and I are losing weight together. The breaking point was when the weight gain began to affect our intimacy. We not only want to be healthy for ourselves, We want to be healthier for our children and for each other. We have started this year off in the right attitude, and we are determined to finally lose this weight. Many ppl ... Mon, 18 Jan 2010 18:19:51 EST Introduction to the team Hello Team! Just wanted to introduce myself. Mr name is Trina, I'm from Ohio. Have a great week everyone. <em>9</em> Mon, 18 Jan 2010 15:21:35 EST Do you Read/Comment on Status Updates? I am wondering how many of you read/comment on your friend update/status? I have so many people on my friend list and I am trying to figure out an easier way to communicate/motivate everyone. <em>252</em> and I am trying to find a convenient way to communicate with everyone without sitting behind the computer all day going page to page to drop everyone a line. Feedback please! Sun, 10 Jan 2010 23:41:08 EST 1/10 - 1/17 Weekly Challenge Ok, we are in third week of the New year and we continuing our 4 day challenge... The challenge is 4 days of cardio, minimum of 45 minutes and 2 days of strength. It needs to be at least 15 minutes of strength per day and can be added to the 4 day cardio to make 1 hour of fitness/cardio minutes. <BR> <BR> This challenge will help tone our body and help us lose some unwanted pounds and inches... I am ready for a change, are you...Let's move it Diva's Are you with me??? <BR> Sun, 10 Jan 2010 17:35:43 EST Accountability Buddies I want to get some accountability buddies going on for the New Year. Accountability Buddies are two or more people who commit to helping each other reach consistent goals with friendly encouragement and regular contact. It would be helpful to find Divas with the similar weight loss goals... We need to hold each other up on our journey... <BR> <BR> If you are interested, post here and I am going to try to find a Diva for you if you can't find one yourself. Fri, 8 Jan 2010 00:44:08 EST