SparkPeople We're bringing sexy back! Team Messageboard That's right ladies, we're bringing sexy back, through hard work, eating healthy & exercise! It's a long hard road let's have some fun & enjoy the ride! SparkPeople We're bringing sexy back! Team Messageboard I CHALLENGE you to RECOMMIT to yourself!! Hey out there (if anyone is listening)! I CHALLENGE each of us to start anew as if it is everyone's day 1 and commit to themselves and their families. This commitment is about saying I LOVE ME and MY LOVED ONES enough to commit once again to healthy living. So today, I challenge each of us to go back reprint and sign the Sparkpeople card and pledge to live a healthy life! Post it in a place you will see it (mine is on the fridge)! We only get one life let's start respecting it and loving us!!... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:44:46 EST 2014 INTRO'S & RE-INTRO'S Hi, I'm back. Hope to be able to stay involved with sparkpeople this time around. Still having computer issues but will do what I can. <BR> To those that don't know me and a reminder to those that do, I'm Vicki. I'm 57 years old and have about 68 lbs to lose. I only lost 6 lbs in 2013 so am really hoping to do much better this year. <BR> I am married to Bob and he's just had to get a pacemaker/defibrullator in March, and is still adjusting to having a very weak heart (20% heart strength), so ... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:05:13 EST MONDAY BLOG CHALLENGE How are you feeling today? <BR> Have you been able to stick to your plans? If yes, what is working for you... if no,, what is not working for you <BR> Are you still riding the wave of euphoria with the prospects of some great goal? <BR> <BR> Take the time to really dig deep and see if you are committed <BR> to this change in your life or if there is a little part of you that <BR> is reluctant. <BR> <BR> So often, people will lament about starting a diet <BR> or weight loss program and by ... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 23:58:20 EST Positive or Negative Positive , over all had a kick butt day!!! :) im sure to see the scale go down :) Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:21:19 EST Boudoir Photos Hey ladies! So I did have my photo shoot. It was a very fun time and some hilarity did ensue! The photographer is now a friend and one of my best friends came down to give me moral support and just help out. The corset arrived just in the nick of time so that was good. <BR> <BR> I do have to say that as someone who is not girly or romantic or even feels at all comfortable trying to 'look sexy' I am amazed at how the photos came out and I will do it again. It was freeing. Liberating fee... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:15:00 EST Tone up till Vday challenge We haven't had a challenge in a long time, so I thought it would be great to at least post one and anyone who wants to jump in is more then welcome to! <BR> The goal is to "tone" something on your body for at least 5 min a day! Whether its situps, pushups, a mix of situps and pushups, arms, legs etc. Put the day and what you toned and for how long ! This will be till February 14th! :) <BR> Happy Toning every one! <em>362</em> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:03:34 EST Hello Team! Well, after seeing the name of this team how could I not join! And YES, I'm definitely ready to bring the SEXY back! Glad to be here! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:02:21 EST Whats on the Menu? I thought it would be neat if we had a place to show others what we were eating for the day, or if you tried a new recipe and would like to share with others, etc. <BR> So if you ate something healthy and yummy let us all in on it :) Tue, 4 Sep 2012 11:20:52 EST lb for lb Fall Challenge! Hello all u sexy thangs u! :) <BR> <BR> Posting a challenge! Starting SEPTEMBER 1st TO OCTOBER 1st! We will maintain those that are in maintain mode but firming up OR those of us that are loosing or trying to we will aim for a POUND a week! I think we can all do this! I know alot of us are struggling with finding our groove again including myself, and i think this is the PERFECT time to get US back on track! So lets say we loose 1 lb a week! <BR> Lets do this and bring our sexy WAAAAYYYYYY... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:41:51 EST Find a song with the word: Sexy ( in the lyrics) Thought that this might be fun! Lets all put a name of a song with the word Sexy in it. <BR> <BR> I'll start: <BR> <BR> :D <BR> <BR> 1. Sexy Back ; by : Justin Timberlake Thu, 9 Aug 2012 14:55:54 EST Introducing Patrica - I am re-sparking.... A Native New Yorker, currently retired with 26 years of faithful service from the U.S. Navy, My name is Patrica, the Visionary of Cover-Up Ministry where total health management is my business…first natural then spiritual. CoverUpMinistry stresses that God wants us whole in every area of our life. I am also a licensed Evangelist through Visionaries In Covenant, Inc. I am a mentor, an author, coach, friend, and mother to two adult sons, and pre­-teen son. I can be found actively serving at P... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 23:30:09 EST The Word of the month - August 8, 2012 --- SERVICE The Word of the Month: SERVICE <BR> <BR> Wednesday, August 8 <BR> <BR> There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord (1 Corinthians 12:5) <BR> <BR> We serve the Lord by recognizing our spiritual gifts and enthusiastically investing them in the ministry of the church. <BR> <BR> Reading through the Bible Psalm 26-30 <BR> Tue, 7 Aug 2012 23:27:09 EST hi there! Hello Everyone, my name is Lindsey. I saw the title of this team and I just had to join! I definitely would like to bring the sexy back into my life! I'm 22 and have never felt less sexy! Sun, 22 Jul 2012 10:38:32 EST My goal to July 4th Challenge! So ive been doing some thinking and i think its time for another challenge. I feel everyone has a different goal in mind for themselves. Whether its to drop a size, lose a lb a week, tone , exercise more, drink more water etc... we all have something we might be struggling to do. So why not have a challenge that can accomadate to all of our needs :) <BR> <BR> Mine is ordering out/over eating on the weekends. So from now to July 4th, my MAIN goal is NOT to order out :) <BR> <BR> I want eve... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 11:41:44 EST Workout today? Thought I would babble about my daily workouts... <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday was cardio belly dance...Very fun! I love belly dancing! <BR> <BR> Wednesday-I think I am going to do my Jazzercise Burlesque DVD! It is SO much fun and a calorie killer! I absolutely love it! <BR> <BR> How about you sexy ladies? What are you going to do to get your sweat on today?! <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> Wed, 16 May 2012 00:39:39 EST My current inspiration... We all do different things to keep ourselves inspired and motivated right? Well I personally rely on sparkpeople obviously, but also a lot of youtube videos. Some days I will watch them all afternoon, or when I'm desperate for motivation sometimes half the day is wasted away looking for ideas, or recipes or just something to make it fresh and new again... <BR> <BR> Right now I am watching a lot of videos by a really cool chick named Tara Stiles. Her youtube channel, or one of them lol is tar... Thu, 10 May 2012 16:34:45 EST Hi! Just wanted to say hi :) <BR> How can anyone NOT want to be a part of the 'Bringing sexy back' team?! <BR> <em>334</em> Sun, 1 Apr 2012 12:36:02 EST Step Into Spring Fitness Challenge! Ok all, I've been toying with ideas for a new spring challenge, and with the weather getting nicer, and some people struggling to get in some exercise, I've decided to do a fitness challenge ! The goal is to get in exercise 6 out of 7 days of the week- the minimum amount each day is 10 min. I'm sure we can all spare AT LEAST 10 min a day to get our heart rate up! <BR> April 1st to the 30th ! <BR> So start thinking of things that you can do for AT LEAST 10 min a day! because as of April 1st ... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 14:57:33 EST OMG I'M BACK and I FOUND YOU AGAIN! HEY Everyone!!! <BR> <BR> I'm back!!!!! I WAS on spark, and I let stresses in my life get the better of me...but I'm back and ready to make myself a priority!!! Mon, 5 Mar 2012 14:30:25 EST V-Day February Challenge! Hey all you sexy sparkers! I cant believe its already February this week?! Time sure did fly! Everyone had great success with the January challenge, so give yourself a huge pat on the back! Now February should be no different, lets keep aiming to loose weight and get healthy :) so tell yourself and your love ones' not to go over board with any chocolate! <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 14:18:01 EST NSV'S!!! Whats yours? So the scale isnt the ONLY thing that can happen thats related GOOD to health. A NON SCALE VICTORY is something great that happened to you related to your health. Lets make this Forum all about the non scale victories we have daily, weekly, monthly. Whenever you have a non scale victory, lets enjoy it together! It can be that u lost inches? someone complimented on your weight loss? that you stayed on track all weekend! Lets celebrate those successes! Because those are just important! Mon, 9 Jan 2012 13:38:36 EST Hide your SCALE mini challenge So i thought this would be fun yet very challenging. <BR> I know alot of us get caught up on the number on the scale, we can get brought down about it. We often check DAILY what that number has changed to. <BR> So i thought why not give ourselves a MINI challenge,you give the number of days your gonna stay away from the scale then way in to see where u stand. Alot of us our doing the January challenge, so you can make it work to whats good for u. You can do this challenge once or as many tim... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 13:06:53 EST Emoticon that describes u today is.... <em>224</em> Thu, 5 Jan 2012 15:42:58 EST 10 tips to feel sexy - at any size There are many ways to feel sexy. It isn’t about being a certain size or how closely you resemble Jennifer Lopez. <BR> <BR> Feeling sexy is a state of mind that, with the right mindset, you will definitely be able to achieve. Follow the tips below to achieve a sexier you. <BR> <BR> 1. Dress in ways that make you feel good <BR> <BR> Be comfortable while showing off your best features. For example, if you have great legs, don’t be afraid to dress so people will see them. <BR> <BR> 2. Don’t ... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 12:56:22 EST Top 20 reasons to lose weight These are mine, but feel free to make your own list, or borrow mine and edit to suit you. I am going to print it and hang it somewhere where I will read it daily at home. If you make a list share it here or in a blog, we'd all love to see it! <BR> <BR> 1. I want to love me, completely. I am working on loving me the way that I am, but I can't love a body that fails me, hurts me, and keeps me from doing things that make me happy. <BR> <BR> 2. I want my kids to have a mom they can look up to.... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 12:28:44 EST New Year, New Sexy Challenge Hello Sexy Team: <BR> <BR> As January quickly approaches we are all given a chance to have a clean slate and go forth with the goals we want for ourselves. So lets get this challenge going next week for the whole month of January , lets start by posting our starting weight and each week that follows post our weight for that week! <BR> Happy New Year to all my friends, lets start it off with a B-A-N-G! Mon, 26 Dec 2011 14:56:41 EST what would be you ideal gift? if someone could give you anything, but just one thing what would you choose? Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:45:58 EST 10 day "Get BACK on Track" mini-challenge! = = = = Need to "Get BACK on Track"? Welcome to the club! = = = = <BR> <BR> Do a minimum of - 5 - fitness sessions with a minimum of 10 minutes each session. <BR> <BR> As you get each session done, feel free to add them to this thread. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> 12/04 - Done! 12min <BR> 12/05 - <BR> 12/06 - Done! 10min <BR> 12/07 - Done! 16min <BR> 12/08 - <BR> 12/09 - <BR> 12/10 - Done! 10min <BR> 12/11 - <BR> 12/12 - <BR> 12/13 - Done! 10min <BR> <BR> Who's in?! <BR> <BR> - - - - ... Tue, 6 Dec 2011 10:37:47 EST Would You, Could You Ever? Since this is a team about being sexy I have a question. Would you, could you ladies ever take pole dancing classes. I think that poles have a bad reputation because they are associated with strippers but they are also a great work out. I have a best friend that is a stripper and she has told me about all the hard work it takes just to even climb the pole. Would you ever do it for another type of exercise. Could you ever do it for your husband so he can see how sexy and confident you have bec... Thu, 24 Nov 2011 22:18:49 EST Get to know you - 50 random questions 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> I have my moms first name as my middle name <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> A week or so ago <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> No <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> Turkey <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> Three <BR> <BR> 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? <BR> Hope so <BR> <BR> 7. DO YOU USE SARCASM ALOT? <BR> No not at all.. ;o) <BR> <BR> 8. DO YOU STILL H... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 18:05:00 EST Thanksgiving Was wondering if anyone had plans for Thanksgiving and how you planned on staying on track the best u can?? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I always cook at my house. But normally id have all types of goodies.... Id always try to have the same things my nana would have at her house on thanksgiving just so i would feel at home. This yr im not buying chips, or making my onion dip. Im not buying cheese and crackers. Im not making cookies. I will make 2 pies instead of 4 , probably only have one slice of ... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 12:08:14 EST dressing up for halloween tonight? I dressed up for work, and will keep the same outfit for trick or treaters (DH and i are going to give out candy). I am a punk rocker. gotta get some eyeliner and darker lipstick, but otherwise i think i rocked the costume. are you dressing up, SP, or it is just a child thing? Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:22:02 EST November 5 lb drop Challenge! Hey sexy team members! As the end of October is just a few days away thought it would be nice to start up a challenge for the month of November! <BR> Myself and Heather have decided we wanted to keep it realistic as possible.The goal is to lose 5 lbs TOTAL for the month of November. We will post only our STARTING weight and ENDING weight in this thread. It will also be easier to keep tabs that way for this month. We all have holidays and shopping etc to get through! But we still need to stay... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:17:54 EST spit or swallow We play this on another Team & it's fun. <BR> <BR> To Play start by naming a food. The next person posts whether they would SPIT or SWALLOW it depending on if they like the food or not. Make sure you post a choice for the next person. <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's begin... <BR> <BR> sweet potatoes Mon, 24 Oct 2011 09:12:38 EST Hello My name is Renee', I just joined. I am looking to lose weight and become healthier. I have struggled in the past trying to acheive these goals but have failed. I had really given up but realized that I have a lot to live for and need to become healthier. I am glad I found SP, it looks like a great place to find encouragement from people that has had the same problems. Looking forward to meeting everyone and becoming a better me. <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Oct 2011 07:55:37 EST Can't delete this post so plz ignore! Please use the "Pounds are FALLing in October" thread to post your weigh-in! I can't delete this, so we will just ignore it! Thank you! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Oct 2011 18:05:20 EST Quotes & Inspirational poems ­­­A GUIDE TO PERSONAL RESILIENCE <BR> <BR> “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” <BR> -Chinese Proverb <BR> <BR> Applying resilience-building strategies in our daily life requires commitment and dedication. Resilience is not something we are born with; it is a set of learned behaviours, and takes time to adopt. <BR> <BR> Resilience requires time, effort, and personal improvement through small steps. Listed below are ten things you can do to promote resiliency in your l... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 17:48:37 EST Pounds are FALLing in October Challenge OKay my sexy friends, I think its time to get our butts in gear so for the month of October coming up, id like to see everyone push for at least 1 lb a week. I say one lb because its more realistic , if its more then awesome! If we fall short, thats ok too, but lets aim to do our best by trying to loose a lb every week. <BR> I know everyone has their own Weigh In day, so when ever that is you will post your starting weight which will be your first week in October and Track on this thread eve... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:58:27 EST What is your most SEXIEST feature? The reason why I chose this topic is 1. this is about bringing our sexy back, and 2. it gives us a chance to give ourselves a compliment. Now this DOESN'T have to be physical. It has to be something about you that you find sexy, example: being smart is sexy etc. On a daily basis it is easy to be negative about our bodies or our ourselves in general. So i want everyone to come up with at LEAST 1 feature they find is sexy! <BR> <BR> For me, my eyes are sexy. I love my eyes, and it has always ... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:52:17 EST What music or song puts a spring in your step!? I love allllll music, anything upbeat and fun i enjoy. I also like rock when i want to get frustration out like Linkin Park. <BR> I think the next song im going to buy for my ipod is Moves Like Jagger, love this song right now. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 17:04:09 EST What really motivates you? When you think about losing weight or getting in shape, what are some of the first things you think about that really drive you to do your very best? Are these things important enough to you to keep you going for the long haul?? Is it for vanity, health, your family? <BR> <BR> If I could put them in order, I would say first, for me, it's my family. Starting with my relationship with my husband, then my children. I'm going to bare all here, but the last few years, the intimacy with my husband... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:01:26 EST Accountability Check in daily/weekly and let us know if you are sticking to your goals. <BR> <BR> 1. Did you use your nutrition tracker? <BR> <BR> 2. Have you consumed at least 8 glasses of water? <BR> <BR> 3. Have you exercised today? Tue, 13 Sep 2011 16:55:12 EST Weekly mini-challenge We will try to post a new mini-challenge every week! <BR> <BR> The first challenge in this series is SIT-UPS!! Every night before going to bed, take 60 seconds to do as many situps as you can possibly do!! Record your numbers here daily! Good luck ladies, get those tummy muscles workin!! Tue, 13 Sep 2011 13:34:47 EST What exercise keeps you wanting to move?! Mine is Zumba! I love it! Its alot of fun. And Walking, u can never go wrong with walking. What are your favorite exercises that you do? Tue, 13 Sep 2011 13:16:00 EST Welcome SUSYINKC glad you've joined us! :) I tried to leave a message on your spark page but you have it set to private, so this works as good as any! I hope to get to know you better, I know we already have a few things in common! Hope you're having a good week! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:21:05 EST Give us your feedback and spread the word! What would you like to see in the goals and challenges section? Do you have certain areas that you would like to focus on?? I know I for one could use work on drinking more water, and not snacking late at night. So I will be adding those goals. I will also be adding a cardio goal, and maybe a weight lifting/toning goal? <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any interest in focusing on yoga or pilates? When we think about sexy, those are two forms of exercise that give you that sleek and toned look tha... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 09:33:06 EST Welcome all of you sexy little mama's! Just jump right in and start posting, and make yourself at home! We welcome any feedback you would like to give us. If you have any ideas, anything you would like to see, that we haven't thought of, please feel free to send them our way! We want this to be a team where we all really want to participate, and have fun. <BR> <BR> Please take a moment to tell us a little about yourself in the 'introduce yourself to the team' forum! Let's get to know each other! <BR> <BR> At the bottom of our te... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 21:47:32 EST New To The Team? Introduce Yourself! :) My name is Jillian, I live in Massachusetts, im 28, and have 3 kids. I am ready to lose this weight so i can feel and look sexy again, thus why im bringing my sexy back ;) <BR> WHO'S WITH ME!!!!???? Mon, 12 Sep 2011 21:45:52 EST