SparkPeople Sisterhood..... Team Messageboard A support group for women regardless of age, culture, shape or color who may need someone to lean on or need advice with everyday, real-life issues. SparkPeople Sisterhood..... Team Messageboard Hello Sisters I'm from Virginia looking to make new Positive friends from all over to talk about weight loss, fitness, clean eating, natural hair, protective styles, and general everyday topics. If you would like to chat feel free to send a message. ~Unite~In~Sisterhood~ Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:51:17 EST End of the Year Holidays Hello Team Sisterhood, <BR> <BR> Can you believe that the "end of the year" holidays are finally upon us??????? I am extremely happy but ever so sad that this year is going to be over real soon. <BR> <BR> I am reflecting on all of the good things that I can remember that has happened to me this year and will hope that the "2014" year will be ever better. <BR> <BR> Do you have happy moments that you would like to share???? We would love to hear them...So lets sit down, have a drink (w... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 09:14:20 EST Team sisterhood I put in a request to take over the team. this is important to keep this going. my name is Katie. I am a single mom of a 11 year old daughter. I am hoping to keep this team active and get things going again. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 15:26:31 EST Just want to fit in U hi I don't really know what to put here cause I'm kinda weird and I dont want to scare anyone away. Sun, 22 Sep 2013 19:49:40 EST Hi Sisters, looking to make some New Friends Just here looking to build new friendships with Positive Women I'm 30 and into healthy eating/and fitness and I'm also into natural hair as well. Been natural for a long time. I'm just looking g for a few good friends to converse with from time to time maybe we can help motivate each other and vent if necessary. I'm from Virginia and love interacting with Positive people. If you would like to chat anytime feel free to message me. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 13:03:12 EST Team Sisterhood - I'm Saying Goodbye for Now Hello Diva's and Dolls, <BR> <BR> I would like to take this time to say "thank you" to all of you that hung in there with me during my time as a leader. My time spent with "you" gave me time to reflect on things that were happening with me and to share at times with you, my ups and downs. I never used challenges or promoted any thing exercise related, because I only wanted "this" team to be about being able to discuss issues, as a women, or young adult that "you" were having. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:27:54 EST Does anyone come here I have requested DeliteSuga1 to be team leader, as I do not think this is the right group for me, i'm sorry. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:47:42 EST Looking to make some New Friends to converse with Hi sisters, how are you all doing? I'm 30 be 31 in November from Virginia looking to make a few good friends to keep in touch with. I'm a really cool person, down to earth, and positive. I love to laugh and I have a great sense of humor. I've been on this weight loss journey for a while and thought maybe we can help motivate and encourage each other. Don't hesitate to message me if you ever need or want to talk/vent I'm a good listener. Be Bless sisters and Good Luck on your Weight Loss Journ... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 00:14:31 EST "2013" New Year --What's in store for you? Hello and Happy "2013" New Year Sisterhood Members, <BR> <BR> Every new year there is something new and bound to happen for all of us--please share and let everyone know what "2013" has in store for you. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 11:47:10 EST It's Summer Time--What's your Fun???? Hey Diva's and Doll's, <BR> <BR> It's baaaaaaaccccckkkkkkk, Summer Time and Fun......... <BR> <BR> What are you doing to stay fit, healthy, and fun, fun, fun, during this time???? Here are a few things to take into consideration when dealing with high heat and for the sake of staying beautiful and having fun while doing so... <BR> <BR> 1) Water, water, water --drink and hydrate your body -- drink, drink & drink plenty of water, so you will not get dehydrated....... <BR> <BR> 2) Eat plen... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 13:10:03 EST What "new" with you in 2012? Hey Diva's, <BR> <BR> What will the "2012" year mean for you..............Are you getting married or divorcing; will you start school; is a "new" baby on the way.........Tell us what this year has in store for you!!!!! Mon, 16 Jan 2012 08:17:40 EST Workout videos??? Hey, so I am looking for any good suggestions for workout videos. I have tried many different ones, but I dont get "hooked" to them... So I just want your input on some fun workout videos that you have used. Thanks!! Thu, 5 Jan 2012 18:33:23 EST DESTINY WOMEN YOU HAVE A DESTINY!!! Is life passing you by? Are you living or just exisiting while stressing? Do your relationships need a reboot? Do you feel left out are you missing in action? Do your fears keep you from experiencing true joy? Is Economy hurting ur bottom line? Are you looking for help but none found. Enough is Enough u deserve to be treated like a queen, be vibrant, you are beautiful.... Destined 2 Be Y O U......... <BR> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 19:38:04 EST Sisterhood .. how do you define it? <BR> According to what I'd read, the word "sisterhood" means .. <BR> <BR> 1. The relationship between sisters. <BR> 2. The feeling of kinship with and closeness to a group of women or all women. <BR> <BR> * * * * * * * * <BR> <BR> Just my opinion, I feel another defintion is to embrace each other's differences, also. <BR> What's your opinion? Wed, 27 Jul 2011 17:24:59 EST Happy Things in "2011" What are some things in 2011 "to be happy about".. <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I say "barhopping" <em>33</em> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 22:22:41 EST HELLO... How R U with an emoticon <em>18</em> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 22:14:19 EST Real Women...."Let's Talk"..... Divas, <BR> <BR> Let this post be your vent outlet <em>198</em> ...... let's talk..what's happening with you...what is that you like and what is it that you don't?...Need help in figuring it all out? <BR> <BR> There is someone out there that might be able to help. Come.....sit down.....and let's chat....I'll be waiting <em>247</em> <em>212</em> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 07:27:52 EST Confessions. .........Get it off of your Chest!!!! Confessions.......let it go, you will feel better <BR> <em>211</em> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 17:57:08 EST Intro--Who R U and Where R U insight Tell the sisterhood about YOU <em>104</em> .....what makes YOU who YOU are <em>334</em> .........and where are YOU heading. <em>295</em> .... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 17:54:33 EST My confessions of January 8, 2011 Divas, <BR> <BR> I would like to make a small confession, Jan 8, 2011 I catered an event for a friend and went way, way, way over my caloric intake for the day <em>46</em> , however; understand that I am not disappointed in myself, not one little bit <em>41</em> . I will have these days often, as long as I am catering, maybe not to the extent like I did yesterday, but none-the-less there will be these kinds of days <em>246</em> where I will go over my calories.....I expect this to happen g... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 11:16:49 EST Navy Fit Hey everyone! I'm new here as well, I am currently 290 lbs and I am trying to drop 100 lbs this year! I am doing this first of all because I want to get healthy, and second of all because I want to join the Navy. I am a Navy brat, and I respect my father for serving our country. He is due to retire after 20 years in about 2 years,and I want to go in. I am in school now, and I have dreams beyond the Navy that I am trying to achieve. Thu, 6 Jan 2011 20:25:40 EST Newbie Hey ya'll <BR> <BR> My name is Bri and I attend Elon University as a student-athlete. The first semester of this year, my sophomore year, was a trip. I made a point of getting out there and meeting more people, especially more black people, and I ended up getting involved in the wrong ways. For one, partying became too much of a priority and the heavy drinking that I was doing caused some unnecessary drama in my life. I also got involved with several jocks, and though I never went so far as... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 12:15:58 EST do pedometers work in your shoe? hello all, <BR> i just bought a new mini pedometer that is meant to go right in your pocket. I'm excited to use it, but being that most of my workout clothes don't have a pocket, and the key pouch on my ipod arm band is too small, i don't know where to put it. the package says that if it's horizontal and or in a pocket tight to the body then accuracy will be affected. So where are y'all sticking yours? Can i put mine in my shoe? Fri, 3 Sep 2010 23:47:57 EST How do you?? How do you get the computer generated images of what your body looks like? I have seen several people with them on their pages... <BR> Fri, 16 Apr 2010 20:48:59 EST Hair Health and Working Out Hey ladies! Just wondering if anyone has tips on keeping hair healthy when you are working out intensely (I run a lot and do high intensity cardio 5-6 times a week). I was wearing micro braids pretty frequently but recently permed my hair for law school and law firm interviews. It has been a head ache to flat iron and curl my hair and most days I just wear a pony tail to school (I'm currently a teacher). I know the sweat + salt + moisture is doing a number on my hair. It's pretty healthy now ... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 13:16:07 EST I'M NEW AND TRYING TO FIND A PLACE TO FIT IN I AM LOOKING FOR A TEAM WHERE I AM NOT THE ODD BALL OUT. 35 YR OLD, MOTHER AND WIFE OF 4, I AM ON THE ATKINS WEIGHT LOSS REGIME AND I WANT TO LOOSE ALOT OF WEIGHT. HELP Sat, 13 Mar 2010 18:45:47 EST New and Ready to take control!! Well hello to everyone who reads my post!! <BR> <BR> My name is Ayanna and i absolutely love SP. <BR> Im looking for as much support i can get on here cus believe me....Your positive words and motivation reall does help me. <BR> <BR> So please comment on my page and add me as a friend.!! <em>334</em> Fri, 5 Mar 2010 12:38:09 EST Hello all! I am new to the team. Hello everyone. I am new to the team. My name is Ty and I look forward to making great new friends. I pray that everyone's week has been blessed so far. Chat with you all soon!! Thu, 4 Feb 2010 09:46:04 EST What's the last thing you ate? I just had two slices of wasa multigrain crackers with cheddar cheese. Sun, 31 Jan 2010 17:18:03 EST IM NEW! Hey everyone my name is ALicia. Im 30 years old and Ive decided to take my life that Ive broken up with big portions and carb heavy foods! Im here to give and get support. I have about 150pds to lose!! I want to do this...and I will! Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:58:53 EST Spin Class Has anyone ever taken a spin class before? What are your thoughts on the class? How often did you do it and how long before you started to see results? Wed, 27 Jan 2010 11:03:28 EST Hi Hi! =] Hi, I'm Rhonnie. <BR> I'm 21 and I'm from New York. <BR> New to the group, not to sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to speaking with you ladies and making some new friends along my journey! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 22 Jan 2010 01:50:35 EST New member... Hello, my name is Nikki I'm new to your team but not really new to the site. I've been here since 2006 I hit my ideal weight but then got pregnant in 2007 and now I'm back trying to lose it again... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 16:45:59 EST February - March Weight Loss Challenge I need everyone that wants to participate to sign up on this thread "count me in". The challenge rules are every Monday we will weigh in and post to this thread check in and maybe a little note of what motivated you to get it off. For the 1st weigh in please post or email your current weight that day. If you feel comfortable posting your weight & loss on this thread then feel free for others to celebrate with you. If not then email me your weight & pounds lost. For the last weigh in post or e... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 13:29:55 EST Hello All Newbie Here Hello all my name is Tema and I'm not new to the site but new to the team...I'm glad to be here...I'm here to support and encourage anyone needing help thanks for the invite to join this team I look forward to getting to know you all better Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:41 EST Hello Ladies! Just wanted to say hello to my beautiful black sistas! I'm a southern chick from MS trying to start 2010 living a healthier and more active life!! Can't wait to make friends and chat with ya'll! :) Tue, 12 Jan 2010 14:33:37 EST NEWCOMBER Hi my name is Shaun and I just joined spark people. I will be 35 August 26 and a mom of three teenagers. I live in Atlanta GA have tried every diet and have been battling with my weight for years but I was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure and I want to live. I am choosing life and I want to live a healthier life style. I have 83 pounds to loose so wish me luck !!!! <BR> Sat, 11 Jul 2009 09:14:15 EST Challenges? Group Buddies? Is anyone interested in any challenges within the group? I know that there currently isn't a team leader to facilitate...but I would be interested in a buddy or a challenge maybe two. Any ideas? Mon, 29 Jun 2009 09:45:13 EST Newbie from the Bay Area My Name is Alli and I am 21 and I just graduated college. I am here to lose the 100 lbs I gained during college. I am so happy to be around so many strong positive women. <em>304</em> Wed, 10 Jun 2009 23:27:45 EST anyone in va bch? Hi Im new to all of this and have recently relocated back to va. I really need to get this weight off and could use some help. Any suggestions? Mon, 18 May 2009 13:45:46 EST Hey YBS!! Anyone in Jacksonville??? Hey! <BR> I have been struggling on my own for a while now trying to loose weight and get fit. I've tried a few different things as far as exercising goes and I think my biggest hurdle is changing my diet. Anyways I'm looking for a buddy that lives in Jacksonville to workout with sometimes and just basically for support and motivation. Please message me or reply to this post if you're interested. Thanks!! Mon, 23 Feb 2009 23:28:52 EST new to this team hi all! i am 25 and live in the twin cities(MN).I am not totally new to spark people, i just come on the site a bunch more now! i joined sparkpeople in june of 2008, but i never got serious about my efforts to lose weight. my boyfriends mom and my own mom joined ww late june, and encouraged me to join in july 2008. so, in july i started at 228.4 lbs and have lost 41 lbs since! i am now @ 187 lbs now and i have 50 more to lose to reach my goal weight.ww and all the helpful info and support on ... Mon, 16 Feb 2009 19:44:49 EST New Member Here Just wanted to introduce myself and I'm glad to have found a group of young, beautiful black women who have the same weight loss goals as myself. I look forward to getting to know you all! Fri, 13 Feb 2009 21:17:53 EST mekia from the midwest.. michigan hello, my name is shamekia, i am outgoing, yet with my weight it is very depressing to go out in public places without feeling self concious. I am 21 i had twins 3 years ago and i havent been able to get the weight off!!! i am used to being 135, i know weigh 200!!!!!!! im glad i joined this page and website. <BR> <BR> ttly <em>249</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2009 20:56:31 EST mekia from the midwest.. michigan hello, my name is shamekia, i am outgoing, yet with my weight it is very depressing to go out in public places without feeling self concious. I am 21 i had twins 3 years ago and i havent been able to get the weight off!!! i am used to being 135, i know weigh 200!!!!!!! im glad i joined this page and website. <BR> <BR> ttly <em>249</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2009 20:56:11 EST mekia from the midwest.. michigan hello, my name is shamekia, i am outgoing, yet with my weight it is very depressing to go out in public places without feeling self concious. I am 21 i had twins 3 years ago and i havent been able to get the weight off!!! i am used to being 135, i know weigh 200!!!!!!! im glad i joined this page and website. <BR> <BR> ttly <em>249</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2009 20:55:46 EST mekia from the midwest.. michigan hello, my name is shamekia, i am outgoing, yet with my weight it is very depressing to go out in public places without feeling self concious. I am 21 i had twins 3 years ago and i havent been able to get the weight off!!! i am used to being 135, i know weigh 200!!!!!!! im glad i joined this page and website. <BR> <BR> ttly <em>249</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2009 20:55:09 EST Share work out tips here :) I've been really good about hitting the gym lately. Here are some workout tips/recommendations: <BR> <BR> Spark people 6 min butt workout (you can get this on you tube and I swear by it). <BR> <BR> Windsor Pilates (if you don't have the DVDs, it's free on youtube). <BR> <BR> Walk uphill. If you need a day off from running, walking uphill burns just as many calories in the same amount of time while giving your knees a break. On a treadmill, go at 4.5 mph and 10% grade for 45 minutes. You'll... Sun, 25 Jan 2009 18:20:38 EST What Did You Do to Help Someone Today? We often forget to help or compliment others except for certain times of year. Whether you know the person or not a nice compliment or even a smile and hello can go a long way. Let the sisters know what you have done! Sat, 10 Jan 2009 22:00:11 EST 22 yr. old newbie from MS Hi everyone! New to spark and positive experience so far. I just moved to the South by way of New Haven (where I went to college) and San Francisco (my hometown). It's definitely different here but i love my job (algebra teacher) and the peace and quiet. Looking forward to a new year and getting fit this time! This team is a great idea since black women need to get healthier and no better time to start than while we're young :) Thu, 1 Jan 2009 21:16:03 EST diet piills/s limquick Just to let everyone know. I tried to take the easy way out and purchased diet pills from walmart (slim quick/slim well). Anyhow. I do not reccommend these pills. I had terrible stomach cramps and I gained 3 pounds within two weeks and retained water. They really mess up your hormones. I also started my cycle earlier than usual. <em>46</em> Wed, 31 Dec 2008 10:19:02 EST Hey I am from New York City hey my name is Sarai and I am from Queens, NY but work/school is in Brooklyn, New York. I am in college studying Economics and work at a law firm. I know by joining this group I will be able to be motivated by my sistahs n lose some weight. Hey I you are in brooklyn and you want to workout together just hit me up. Tue, 30 Dec 2008 00:53:55 EST I'm Back! Hi everyone, I've been absent for awhile but it is nice to see the group still going strong. I look forward to going strong on Spark. Wish me luck! <BR> <BR> Lisha Sun, 14 Dec 2008 16:05:55 EST hi HELLO EVERYONE THOUGHT I WOULD INTRODUCE MYSELF IM 29 YEARS OLD A MOTHER OF 3 I;V BEEN A MEMEBER OF SP FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS NOW. I CURENTLY LIVE IN WA STATE <em>252</em> Mon, 20 Oct 2008 00:22:35 EST PLEASE HELP!!!! I NEED YOU!!!! Morning ladies! <BR> <BR> As some of you may know, I'm a grad student in a master's entry into nursing program, getting 'ret to graduate in Nov (Nov 22 at 11am to be exact - can't you tell I'm ready to go! lol!) Anyhoo, I'm wrapping up my master's research project and need to collect ONLY 15 more detailed responses for my survey. I hope to obtain all my data within the next week, if possible. So.... <BR> <BR> I NEED YOUR HELP! Please read my project description below. If you would like to h... Thu, 2 Oct 2008 11:51:15 EST Confessional We all know that confessions cleanses the soul so why not cleanse your conscience? <BR> <BR> Today I had the Carolina Chicken Salad from Ruby Tuesday's for lunch at least I had a glass of water with lemon!! <BR> <em>18</em> Thu, 21 Aug 2008 22:30:27 EST Hey Now! Hello my name is SpiritualPoetess and I am new to the board. Looking foward to fellowship and progress. Tue, 5 Aug 2008 19:31:16 EST advice plz Well.... <BR> I'm new to this team but no stranger to SP. So let me explain my situation. <BR> <BR> I am a 22 year old senior in college and I have previously been in a two year relationship with my boyfriend. Yesterday we called it quits. I'm not so much sad because we were growing apart. I guess I'm more so scarred to start over again. I mean all my old friends are not health for me(drink too much,smoke too much,eat too much...just a negative crowd basically). <BR> <BR> So what or where ... Tue, 5 Aug 2008 16:50:44 EST BUDDY CHALLENGE---Au gust-September hey!!! you look great and your progress is inspiring!! would you like to join my buddy challenge?? its from august-sept. if you'd like to join the challenge but receive this comment after the start date (8/1), thats totally fine!! just join in anyway! (as opposed to ending on sept 1 u'll end the same day the following month. i.e. u join on the 8th.. your end date will be 9/8. dont feel left out at all!!! no matter if ur end date is 9/30!! the group support and motivation will remain strong!) ... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 14:16:23 EST Show how you feel today with an emiticon!!!! <em>2</em> Thu, 17 Jul 2008 13:36:07 EST Hey! I'm Jasmine. <BR> I've been up & down with my weight since college. I've been dancing for 15 years but because of the weight I've put on I wouldn't be able to get on my college dance I guess you can say thats my goal/inspiration. <BR> Sun, 13 Jul 2008 08:46:00 EST Brand New Hi I have been on spark for close tp a year but I'm new to this team. Yesterday I started a checklist of the daily goals I wish to accomplish. I am hoping my effort will pay off and I get to rock that I lost 50 pounds on sparkpeople. God Bless!!!!!!!! Tue, 8 Jul 2008 18:33:26 EST Hi Team! I may be new to this time but not to spark. I've been a member of spark for years but only in the last few months have I really made the committment to lose weight. I'm down 37lbs and still have 12 more pounds to reach my first goal. I'm on here looking for some more support and ideas on how to keep myself going. Sat, 5 Jul 2008 15:14:48 EST Hi, I'm new Hello everyone, my name in Gina. I am here because I am tired of being uncomfortable. I recently celebrated my one year anniversary since I quit smoking. That' major. So, I decided that if I can do that after all those years, I can definitely lose this weight. Plus, I really have absolutely no excuses because in my very own home, I have an elliptical, stationary bike, treadmill, two step benches, dumbbells, weight bench, two resistance bands, thigh master, a bender ball, and a collection... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 17:07:19 EST Trying to get back to me Hello everyone. My name is Tiffany and I am a newbie. I live in the Maryland area. I am so tired of loosing weight then gaining back just as fast. I am hoping this website will help me to loose the weight keep it off and stay health at the same time. Also would be nice to meet some nice people. Wed, 18 Jun 2008 04:48:59 EST Please Read Hello Everyone, <BR> First I want to congratulate everyone for their successes and second I would like to announce that I am finally ready to work on my health. I have been so stressed and hurt these past months I was eating everything in sight to feel some type of peace or happiness, but now I know what is really going on and I am ready to change. I know you guys are use to hearing me explain or sound down on here and I would like to apologize for that. I am now ready to take control and ... Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:44:08 EST Hey from Chicago!!! Hi all! New to the group... Fri, 13 Jun 2008 15:27:08 EST Losing Momentum... Ladies I need help. That energy that I had Thursday is GONE. The ship has sailed and is somewher near China by now. I nned to get back on track. I always do this. I am Ms. Over-Achiever for one week and then start slacking off on the second. I need to do better. The weight that I had lost from Sunday to Friday is back plus 1.5lbs! Something has got to give! Need to get that out. NOw I am going to church and then back to the gym. Sun, 1 Jun 2008 08:09:28 EST Hello from Salt Lake City Just wanted to introduce myself to the group. Hello!! Tue, 6 May 2008 00:53:00 EST The story goes: i am new hi everyone I am new to the team but not really new to SP.. I just want to make some more friends in this Lifestyle change that I am living.. So i hope that all of you can help me stay motivated, and I hope that I am able to return the favor.. Tue, 22 Apr 2008 22:37:16 EST I'm New Hello Ladies, I'm new to this team but not to SP. I've been with SP since the middle of Feb. I have 1 little girl, and also work ALOT. So any advice, encouraging words would be great. I've been slacking off a bit, but I think I'm back on track now. Good luck Mon, 17 Mar 2008 14:39:10 EST Newbie Over Here!!! Hey Everyone, Im Nakeia, 23 living in Baltmore, MD. Looking to make some friends and lose some weight. I am currently a student working on my Bachelor's degree, and my goal is to lose 30 lbs. by August. Please feel free to leave comments on my page and share your stories. Wed, 12 Mar 2008 14:33:01 EST Hello! Hi! My name is Gina and I'm 24 years old, currently living in Texas with my husband. I joined SP a couple of days ago and I'm loving it. Anyway, I hope to meet lots of people. Take care... Tue, 19 Feb 2008 04:41:04 EST New to Group Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> I am not new to Sparks but new to this group. I lost alot of weight 2yrs ago..topping 60 lbs..gained 15 back when i found true love and lost 10 of that recently.My goal is to get my body in trainer style shape so i can help others in my spare time. I am looking to meet inspiring black women who is participating in this journey with me. Feel free to ask questions... Mon, 18 Feb 2008 11:00:28 EST Hello... ........ Hello everyone, my name is Shanna and I am from San Francisco, California. I have recently joined the 30's club and opened a new chapter in my life. I am here to lose weight and to find me again. I think I lost myself trying to take on so many responsibilities for others, as well as my children. Now it is my turn. ..... I have started college to pursue my dreams and on the verge of losing weight and loving me. I look forward to working on the same goal as everyone and I hope I can be support ... Tue, 5 Feb 2008 16:48:17 EST Knocking Down Walls I have had some downtime this weekend and have been self-reflecting. In particular, I've been self-reflecting about the walls I've built up and how I'm going to "Knock them Down". For me, I think I've been fearful of becoming the person I really want to be...isn't that ironic...fearful of losing weight? I guess, in a sense, the weight has become protective for me...I think "fear of the unknown" has really been keeping me from succeeding in my weight loss endeavors. I'm sure it's fear of failu... Sun, 20 Jan 2008 12:21:52 EST Hey for SC! I'm happy to have found this page and even more excited to see what relationships I'll build over the next few months. If anyone is looking for a buddy, email me. Sat, 19 Jan 2008 15:56:06 EST Hi Hi I am so glad to have found this site and this group! I must say, and I should be ashamed, but I was surprised to see so many of "us" on here, its great I absolutely love it so far! Keep up the good work! Thu, 17 Jan 2008 12:09:30 EST Glad to be here! I'm looking to be as fabulous physically as I am in all other aspects of my life. Wed, 16 Jan 2008 10:34:29 EST Its "A NEW DAY" Hey, ladies! I just joined a couple weeks ago and am finally getting a chance to join teams. Well, I'm on a mission to be the "Me that I want to BE"! I've decided that this year is going to be the year to get health and in shape! I'm glad I found SparkPeople and I hope we can all help one another meet personal goals. <em>100</em> <em>220</em> Tue, 15 Jan 2008 23:23:24 EST Bonjour! Hi! Im a neo to the site! <BR> M. <BR> Mon, 14 Jan 2008 09:27:54 EST Newbie Here... I'm Barbara, 23, mother of one beautiful 4 1/2 year old, full time student, part time employee... now you see why I have some extra pounds, lol. <BR> <BR> I am thrilled to be hear with others fighting for the same thing that I am: Reaching a weight loss goal. I am looking forward to being a part of the team =). Wed, 9 Jan 2008 18:19:17 EST I MADE IT...... Hello everyone! I'm excited about what is going to happen this year, and look forward to sharing these successes with you all. Sat, 5 Jan 2008 23:42:18 EST Tips & Tricks I thought I would start a topic that everyone could benefit from and add to. Just post any tips you have that have helped you get healthy and lose weight and feel better. <BR> <BR> I discovered this website It is fantastic, join their email list and get daily finds. Today's was meatless options. They have recipes and everything. Fri, 4 Jan 2008 14:07:56 EST Hola Hey ladies, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this group. I've been an on and off sparkpeople member for like 2 years but I'm definitely trying to get it together this year. Hopefully you ladies can help keep me in check <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> -Tamara Thu, 3 Jan 2008 20:14:04 EST Newbie Hi everybody! I am the newbie to the group and I just wanted to introduce myself. Well my name is HerBrina and I am a graduating senior at the best school ever, The Ohio State University! Well I have been battling my weight since I was young and I am just tired of not eating healthy and being lazy. I decided to join sparkpeople for the support. Also I joined this group because If you want to get to know me a little more leaven me a comment on my page, I love to meet new people!!!!! <BR> Fri, 28 Dec 2007 13:47:19 EST New Kid on the Block... Hi ladies...I'm Krissy from Houston. I'm excited about Sparkpeople and about the Team. It's so encouraging to see someone that looks like and will understand me. <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Dec 2007 16:14:08 EST You are beautiful This Is a peom sent to me by my Auntie, and I want to share it with all of you ladies. <BR> <BR> You Are Beautiful!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Only A Woman of Color <BR> <BR> <BR> ONLY A WOMAN OF COLOR <BR> Can work full time while finishing school, raising respectful and intelligent children, be active in the PTA and a make it all seem effortless <BR> <BR> ONLY A WOMAN OF COLOR <BR> Can make a $100 out of 15 Cents <BR> <BR> ONLY A WOMAN OF COLOR <BR> Can go from the boardroom to the 'hood and "... Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:21:07 EST New to the team!! Hello Team, <BR> <BR> I'm so excited there are people that are about the same age as me doing this SparkPeople thing. I'm 27, I live in Atlanta, and today is the first day that I will be getting back to working out and eating right. I've been on hiatus for too long. I look forward to sharing experiences and triumphs with you all. <BR> <BR> ~Kari <em>41</em> Mon, 26 Nov 2007 11:54:59 EST Who have you helped along the way One day, when I was a freshman in high school, <BR> <BR> I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. <BR> <BR> It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, 'Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd.' I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on. <BR> <BR> As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running ... Wed, 21 Nov 2007 18:19:07 EST PLEASE HELP PRAY FOR ME I'VE BEEN OFF THE WAGON THIS WEEK, JUST WEAK PRAY FOR ME! <em>46</em> Sat, 17 Nov 2007 22:05:36 EST New from Kansas I just joined the team today and I just want to introduce myself and say hello to everyone. I am 36, single with no kids and I am currently researching schools to get my PhD in Computer technology. I began SP in Jan of 06. Fri, 2 Nov 2007 11:43:22 EST Hi Everyone! I'm new to the team and looking forward to meeting you all. I've already made it to the halfway mark but I needed a new challenge to get me to the 'promised land.' So, here I am. I've maintained but not progressed over the last few weeks. I'm ready to eat better, stay active and lose more weight. <BR> <em>30</em> Thu, 25 Oct 2007 17:29:17 EST NEW YEAR CHALLENGE!!! It seems this spark team has gotten a little let's ignite that spark again with a New Year's Challenge...let's try to be our healthiest weight yet by the time the new year comes in...who's with me? Wed, 24 Oct 2007 20:25:41 EST How can I GAIN a booty??? I know this may seem a little silly to some but I'm not genetically disposed to having "back". I got a lil something back there, but I'm afraid that as I continue to lose weight that it'll soon be non existent. Not to mention, that my SO recently commented that his behind was bigger than mine :-( Not good ladies, not good... So I want to know if there are any exercises I can do to "build a booty". Sat, 22 Sep 2007 05:52:40 EST Different Fitness Routines What are some ways that you are adding fitness to your life other than just regular going to the gym and workout videos? <BR> <BR> For me, I am going to take a belly dancing class this fall. It only meets once a week. But I heard it is GREAT for toning abs. <BR> <BR> Once that class is over, I plan on taking tennis lessons. Sun, 9 Sep 2007 23:19:02 EST Am I in the right place? Hello all! I'm new here. I saw the name of the team and was drawn to it. I just celebrated my 35th birthday, so do I still qualify as "young"? I feel young, kind of. Not the silly, laughable, naive, all-knowing young but the more informed young. Well, I'm glad to be here and I know I'm in good company. Anyway, according to Jay Z, "Thirty is the new 20!" I'm going to run with that! Thu, 6 Sep 2007 13:13:02 EST I'm New! Hi ladies...I'm new and I'm am hoping to find some support and others like me here. <em>213</em> Wed, 29 Aug 2007 20:20:01 EST Additional Team Opportunity Now that summer's almost over, people will be looking at the next few months, thinking "what's next?" So I created a team for the 2007 Holidays (Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve--anything). Hopefully this can be a refuge just for them to post their goals and find others who have the same holiday goals. This isn't to take away from your current teams, just to serve as another support network. <BR> <BR> The team name is 2007 Holiday Challenge. Check it out! <BR> Wed, 29 Aug 2007 01:13:48 EST Workout Music What are some of the songs you have on your MP3 player when you are working out? Personally I get tired of listening to the same songs so please share so we can all get some variety in our lives!!!! Mon, 13 Aug 2007 21:51:36 EST Celebrate ur weightloss!!! Hey all, I was just wondering how everyone was doing following the sparkpeople plan? Let us all know about your success, whether a little or a lot! Mon, 13 Aug 2007 21:45:45 EST Yo yo SISTAZ! <em>30</em> Hello beautiful people! My name is Christina and I started working out to SparkPeople videos on Youtube about 2 months ago and today I decided to join this site.. its amazing! <BR> <BR> I'm really looking forward to reading peoples stories and seeing everybodies progress. I'd love to get some inspiration from you guys as I am not very good at self motivation! Feel free to message me. Much love xx Wed, 8 Aug 2007 09:27:56 EST Newbie! Hi my name is Kelsi, I'm a 19 year old college student. I have been with SP for a while, however, I just recently committed 100%. I'm glad I found this group. <BR> My starting weight was 173 and my current weight is 167. My first weight loss goal is 130 lbs. I eventually want to settle between 115 and 125. I am 5"2' <BR> Hope I can find some support with this team. Thu, 2 Aug 2007 14:20:07 EST Hi! I'm Sanshigirl aka Chrissy and I've been a Sparkmember since January but up until recently haven't really committed to the program. So I'm trying to get more proactive by looking for friends and groups so I feel accountable and all that jazz. <BR> I went to the doc today and got some disturbing news, for the first time my blood pressure was high (130/90) which is not good esp since I've been working out on a pretty regular basis since last year (I started with Curves). So now it's time to rea... Thu, 26 Jul 2007 00:02:28 EST New Pics There are some new pics on my sparkpage...check them out if you get a chance. Wed, 25 Jul 2007 16:23:50 EST Hey there! Hello! just joined the site today and just wanted to introduce myself. I am originally from Washington DC but currently reside in Atlanta for school! anyways hope to see many of you around the forum :) Sun, 22 Jul 2007 13:37:39 EST Hello! New Member from Atlanta! Man! I've been outta commission for a few months and come back to find tons of new teams to join! That's fantastic because I need all the support I can get at this point! I hope to find tons of support here. Fri, 20 Jul 2007 14:21:30 EST STRONG BEAUTIFUL SISTERS <em>224</em> Hello my name is Dixie and would like to say that we all are strong beautiful sisters with a common goal... <BR> we are independant sisters on a mission... <BR> we strive every day to be more beautiful.. <BR> we have a common goal to look our best and be as healthy as possible.... <BR> so if these things fit your character lets hear from you!!!! <BR> <BR> GOD GREATEST CREATIONS..... <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Jul 2007 19:48:07 EST Dance Clubs in ATL Me and some friends are coming to ATL in August. We wanted to go out to the clubs a couple of nights. We are looking for some place that play good music--no techno or rock. Some place we can just kick it! Does anyone have any suggestions?? Mon, 2 Jul 2007 01:18:13 EST Walking but the scale stays the same Hey all, <BR> I have been walking for an hour just about everyday for three weeks, but the scale won't seem to budge. I have lost about 3lbs.I have been doing weight watchers and actually staying on track, but it is getting discouraging that the scale won't move anymore. Any advice???? Sat, 23 Jun 2007 08:03:37 EST THE BEST TIME TO WORKOUT Hello everyone! Hope everyone is peaceful and blessed. I wanted to ask everyone, what time of day do you prefer to workout? <BR> Me personally, i prefer to work out in the mornings because that seems like the only time i get to myself and my baby is still sleeping. but i tried to incorporate another workout in the evenings because i figured it would be a good idea to burn some calories after dinner, but it SO hard! <BR> anyone else find it hard to workout in the evenings? what works best for ... Tue, 12 Jun 2007 12:13:06 EST THE MOVIE "PHAT GIRLS"?? I KNOW I MAY BE RATHER LATE, BUT I DIDN'T SEE IT AT THE MOVIES. BUT I SAW IT ON SATELLITE THIS MORNING AND I ACTUALLY LIKED THE MOVIE. <BR> THERE WERE ONLY TWO THINGS THAT KIND OF BOTHERED ME ABOUT THOUGH (1)IT SENDS OUT THE MESSAGE THAT IT TAKES FINDING A GUY FOR US THICK SISTAS TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT OURSELVES. I DON'T AGREE WITH THAT. I THINK THAT FULL-FIGURED WOMEN NEED TO START FEELING GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES PERIOD, WHETHER THERE IS A GUY IN THEIR LIFE OR NOT. MONIQUE AND THE OTHER LADY WHO ... Sun, 10 Jun 2007 13:11:16 EST Guess who's in the SparkPage Daily Spotlight? Me!!! Yay!!! I don't really know how all that works. But I went to check out my page and there I was. I feel proud, and it motivates me to keep it up. Fri, 1 Jun 2007 17:58:51 EST From stage 1 to stage 2 Should I increase my exercise since I increased my calories ? <BR> <BR> Chan Fri, 1 Jun 2007 11:33:34 EST Hello Hi I am 30. I just reached my goal. I am very scared thaT I am going to start gaining back so I know I need support. I figured this would be a wonderful group. <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 May 2007 09:57:33 EST Hello Everyone Hi Ladies, <BR> <BR> I am new to Speak People and this forum seemed right up my alley. I am a 24 year old new mom and I need to lose 60 pounds. Is anyone in the same boat? Wed, 23 May 2007 20:23:40 EST Hi All Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to this cite and thought I would shoot a line to everyone and say hello! I am very excited to be working with all of you to reach our fitness goals! <BR> <BR> Stephi <em>30</em> Tue, 22 May 2007 09:07:02 EST Check me out!!! I never been one to let my weight be a I've gone to beaches and water parks in a bathing suit. I figure ain't nobody paying me no attention anyway...they are with their friends minding they on business. But posting a pic online is like yelling, "Everyone look at me." Not something I would normally do. But I am comfortable enough with me right now to do that. So...EVERYONE LOOK AT ME!!!. :) <BR> Sun, 20 May 2007 14:33:46 EST Relationship Advice?? Hi guys, <BR> <BR> I am a little stressed out. I decided to try weight watchers. This is my first week. I already have 3 pounds gone and its not even the end of the week! I am excited! But anyway thats not what is stressing me. Here's the deal: <BR> <BR> My boyfriend and I have been together for four years. I really do love and him and I know he loves me. The thing is I have changed. I don't think the same way I did when I was 18 and 19 years old. I want and expect different things now. ... Fri, 11 May 2007 15:03:47 EST 4th of july Can anyone tell me about the challenge? <BR> <BR> Bridgett Wed, 9 May 2007 15:46:20 EST Is 33 Young Enough? Hi girls, <BR> <BR> I just noticed this team and looked through the boards and decided to sign up. I hope that 33 qualifies as young enough to join this team. . . At any rate, I feel young inside, although that may just be what others would call immaturity! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Kristel Tue, 8 May 2007 20:06:51 EST intro HI everybody I'm Bridget. I'm new to this group and just wanted to introduce myself. How does the weight loss challenges work. Mon, 7 May 2007 15:35:51 EST Hi there! Hi Ladies! Today is my first day! I am new to SP and this group! I am doing Weigth Watchers & working out since last summer I am down 45.6 pounds! Saturday I walked/jogged my first 5k (3.1 miles). Looking forward to the support! <em>30</em> Tue, 24 Apr 2007 11:58:52 EST New Season On Celebrity Fit Club Anyone catch the premiere? Drama already...and Dustin do need to learn to shut up. Mon, 23 Apr 2007 20:07:37 EST Any College Hill Viewers? If so, what did you all think of the fight? <BR> <BR> I think that everyone was wrong in terms on the verbal arguments, because they all engaged in it. But I do think that Vanessa thought Krystal was soft and wasn't a threat physically. And yes, she had a shoe, but she just didn't take it. She fought back. Sat, 21 Apr 2007 20:44:53 EST Yay! I have worked out for a whole week straight missing only one day. So that is six days. I have been doing weight training too. I looked at the scale and I had gained two pounds. But instead of getting discouraged...I kept going. I looked at the scale this morning and it is down three pounds!!!! Yayyyy! Sat, 21 Apr 2007 09:34:14 EST New to the Y.B.S. I'm new to this group, My name is Jquista and I'm 28 years old. I look forward to giving encouragement and support as well as receiving some! Thu, 5 Apr 2007 10:14:08 EST scared to eat at restaurants so i've just started this new healthy lifestyle and its going fine. I live in a dorm room so i usually don't have too many temptations. However I'm going home this weekend and i'll be with some friends. everybody is going bowling and then out to a pancake house i'm really nervous about going to eat out. Any suggestions on what i should do? I plan on using willpower but I hope I have enough of it to say to the hashbrowns and etc. <em>2</em> <em>40</em> Fri, 23 Mar 2007 09:37:21 EST scared to eat at restaurants so i've just started this new healthy lifestyle and its going fine. I live in a dorm room so i usually don't have too many temptations. However I'm going home this weekend and i'll be with some friends. everybody is going bowling and then out to a pancake house i'm really nervous about going to eat out. Any suggestions on what i should do? I plan on using willpower but I hope I have enough of it to say to the hashbrowns and etc. <em>2</em> <em>40</em> Fri, 23 Mar 2007 09:36:46 EST New to site Hi everyone... I am new to the site and look forward to making some new "virtual" friends and losing the weight once and for all ! Fri, 16 Mar 2007 23:19:33 EST Gurl I think my butt gettn' SMALL!!! Maybe this is a good* concern to have, but lately I've been noticing that my butt is getting smaller! It seems like I'm losing wieght in all the wrong places <em>39</em> <BR> I know you can't specify where you want to lose wieght, but I've always loved the junk in my trunk. I just wanted to vent to all my sister here cause we should all love our curves. Me personally I just want to lose my spare tire and tone up. <BR> Does anyone no any lower body exercises that have worked for them and t... Fri, 16 Mar 2007 10:36:09 EST STAY FOCUSED I just wanted to send a message to everyone to say that yesterday is in the past. Start fresh today. We need to treat your bodies right so that it can work for us for years to come. So today, eat healthy and put that body into motion. Not only will we feel good tomorrow, but we will look at our bodies in that long mirror on the bedroom door and smile because we did something towards loosing another pound. <BR> <BR> Rock what u got, but strive to be a better you. Tue, 13 Mar 2007 11:22:57 EST feeling down/ the EX-Factor I don't know why this bothers me, but I recently saw pictures of this guy who I like ex-girl friend and it made me feel down. Not that I am sooo fat and bad looking (personally, I think I'm getting cuttier and sexier), but it still made me feel bad. She used to be about my size and now she looks really good (props to her!!!) I also know that you should loose weight for yourself and not others ( and honestly I am doing that!). I also know that I am not in a competition with this woman or an... Mon, 12 Mar 2007 19:32:00 EST Free Yourself Challenge for 4th of July I wanted to know if any of you would like to be in a challenge ending July 4th. It's the Free Yourself Challenge since the fourth is Independence Day. Let's see how many pounds we can free ourselves of by the fourth. I'd like this to be a mental/spiritual challenge as well. I was thinking that there should be 3 mandatory posts per week. <BR> <BR> Mondays--Post 1 thing you are loving about yourself. I figured that's a great way to start the week. <BR> <BR> Wednesdays--Post anything yo... Sat, 10 Mar 2007 18:32:26 EST New to Spark People. Just wanted to introduce myself. I am nagivating around the site and found this team page. Hopefully I can get inspired and help others to do the same. <BR> <BR> Fri, 9 Mar 2007 15:17:06 EST Biggest Loser Misawa Japan, Weigh-In Well the time has come around for that 2nd weigh-in for the Biggest Loser Competition in Misawa Japan. I weighed in at 179.2 lbs which makes an additional 10.8 lbs lost since the first weigh-in. Total I've lost 25.2 lbs since the program began in Jan. They haven't posted the results so that I can find out what place I'm in, but after the first weigh-in I was in 4th place. So I'm hoping that I moved up to maybe 3rd or even 2nd place. <BR> <BR> For the Boot Camp program, I've lost a tota... Tue, 6 Mar 2007 04:40:26 EST Pre-Diabetes & Diabetes Has anyone been diagnosed with either one of these conditions? <BR> <BR> If so, how has it changed your life? Sun, 4 Mar 2007 20:29:00 EST Hello my Sisters, new to the group I just joined your group today. I need to lose 40 pounds. My father passed away in November with Diabetes I am not determined to stop this Disease.... I am looking for some support to keep me from all those cookies and candy bars I love so much. <BR> Crafty92. Thu, 1 Mar 2007 12:17:47 EST Any ideas for a challenge for YBS? I think it would be a good thing to get everyone in the group involved in some kind of challenge...something for us to bond together over. If you have any ideas, post them. Mon, 26 Feb 2007 20:12:33 EST 14 pounds oh my 14 pounds in one month, I can't believe the before and after pic. This is going to make me keep going. <em>104</em> Tue, 20 Feb 2007 16:02:41 EST Looking for support! Hello Ladies, <BR> I'm fairly new to SparkPeople and am really looking for some people to help keep me motivated and on track. I've decided to keep this weight loss effort (and success <em>224</em> ) to myself. I'm just tired of talking about it with friends, family. I finally want to "be" about it and get myself together. Sun, 11 Feb 2007 19:04:15 EST Problems Staying on Track Recently I haven't been eating right or exercising. I recently accepted a job and I have been procrantinating ever since. I can't seem to motivate myself to do anything and today I am very tired for some reason. I wonder if it's because my monthly bill is due. Anyone else have "problems staying on track"? <BR> <BR> Natasha Thu, 8 Feb 2007 12:20:15 EST New Search Engine Site A friend of mine just sent me this email I am going to go and check it out for myself, just thought I would spread the word. <BR> <BR> <BR> As some of you may or may not know, a dynamic young <BR> African-American <BR> Internet duo, Rob and Roz Rucker have created a <BR> brand new search engine <BR> and portal site called* <BR> <BR> This site is designed with African-Americans in <BR> mind. Right now their <BR> viewership is in the low thousands. They need to ... Wed, 7 Feb 2007 10:15:10 EST Lost 14.4 lbs @Biggest Loser Weigh-In Today Hi All, <BR> I'm excited becuase I weighed in today for Misawa Japan's Biggest Loser Competition. At the initial weigh-in I was 204.4 lbs and today I weighed in at 190 lbs. My program is working wonders and I'm just excited to spread the happiness I'm feeling! Everyone, keep up the hard work becuase it does pay off! <BR> -Monica <BR> Fri, 2 Feb 2007 06:25:06 EST How much did you lose this week? I Lost 4 pounds! Fri, 26 Jan 2007 10:49:21 EST Fluidity I keep seeing the work out bar on TV called fluidity does anyone have it? Is it worth the money? I love my Pilaties, this is marketed to be better, I was just curious. Sun, 21 Jan 2007 12:57:20 EST Help with family I am trying to get my mom to join of the sparkpeople wagon too or even just limit her calories and fat without being online. Last year she lost 60lbs on Weight Wathcers but since has gained it back with extra. She tries to convince me that her weight is not problem because she doesn't have high BP or high cholesterol. She always says "I'm healthier than a lot o skinny people." But my mother is 47 years old and has arthritis in her hips and knees, chronic ankle swelling, and a problem with h... Fri, 12 Jan 2007 21:14:42 EST Ever Wonder How SparkPeople started? I found this link of the facebook page from the group I Love It's a video on the creator of Sparkpeople. I just thought it was interesting. <BR><BR>pages/sidebar_video.jsp?contentId=1473<BR>446&version=1&locale=EN-US Thu, 11 Jan 2007 11:19:57 EST WATCH YOUR MOUTH I was reading Weight Watchers magazine and I came across this article talking about negative language and making attitude adjustments. Here is a little bit of what they said... <BR> Don't Say: <BR> Off-Limits-It will make you crave forbidden food more. <BR> <BR> Shouldn't/Can't- They dare you to defy them, setting up for failure. <BR> <BR> Quit- Quitting should never be an option. <BR> <BR> Try- It leaves room for error. Say "I will" instead. <BR> <BR> HOPE THIS INFO CAN PROVIDE SOME ENCO... Thu, 11 Jan 2007 00:33:33 EST Making Changes What changes have you made to help you reach your goal? What efforts are you making to reach you goals and not let go of them? <BR> <BR> Me I have been recording my food everyday. Something that I didn't do before even when doing weight watchers (which you are supposed to be doing if your are following their wonder I wasn't losing). In order reach my goal of journaling always record my food before I eat it. That way there is no "oops I thought I had enough calories left." <BR> ... Thu, 11 Jan 2007 00:22:31 EST What did you do today to help you stay on track? Did ya workout? Turn down some food? Drink all your water? What did you do today? I drank all of my 8 glasses of water and did 100 crunches. What about you? Wed, 10 Jan 2007 18:45:12 EST What is your reason for losing weight? I have a couple of different reasons for losing weight. First I want to get healthy now while I'm young so I don't have so many problems when I get older. Arthritis is really bad in my family and it is to my understanding that it is worse when you are carrying around an extra person or a half of one. My other reason is I just want to look better in my clothes it seems like none of my clothes fit the way I want them to. And I also want to lose weight because Lane Bryant and Avenue are way too ... Wed, 10 Jan 2007 01:54:42 EST A New Challenge I know it is hard to workout everyday or 3x's a week, or at least it for me. So let's do a challenge to get us moving! You can post your activity everyday. It will keep you motivated and others too. You should already have a target calorie goal for fitness. Our goal can be to reach that goal on a daily basis. Just post your stats after your workout! <BR> <BR> Activity performed: <BR> Minutes for the day/Daily Goal: <BR> Minutes for the week/ Weekly Goal: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 01:32:05 EST Other Diets I am thinking about doing Weight Watchers instead of counting the calories with Spark People. I will still use Sparkpeople for everything else because I won't go to the meetings. I just have all of the WW books and when I am out and about I don't always know the calories and fat of what I am eating. Are any of you incorporating any other diets while doing Sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> Lisha Wed, 10 Jan 2007 01:22:27 EST Discovery Health Body Challenge 2007 As some of you may know from other groups, Discovery Health sponsors an annual body challenge. It lasts 8 weeks. The website site has online and television supports. Also you can attend kickoff events if there is one in or near your city. Also, you can take advantage of a free 8 week Bally's membership during the challenge (for those of you who like free as much as I do). So go to the discovery health website and check it out. <BR> Tue, 9 Jan 2007 14:39:42 EST Just introducin' myself! Hello ladies. I was recently invited to join this team and was happy to receive the invite. Though I just found out about a week ago that my husband and I are pregnant with ouur first so we are excited....although that puts the weight loss on hold. HOWEVER.... I'm told that I can still exercise regularly (I've been doing Curves 3x/week and Turbojam 2x/week) for a minimum of 30 minutes throughout the pregnancy. So that is my goal right continue to work out regularly throughout the... Tue, 9 Jan 2007 09:22:25 EST New Group Welcome I just created this group after I looked for a group for young Black women and didn't find one. This can be a place for us to get together and encourage and challenge each other. Please feel free start any challenges or any posts or questions! <BR> I almost forgot to share a little about myself. I am 22 y.o. and am in my last year of college (hopefully). I will have a bachelors in Sociology. I would like to go back to school and get a degree in healthcare management. I have struggled with my... Mon, 8 Jan 2007 03:05:46 EST