SparkPeople Calling All Devastating Divas... Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=7117 A classy, extremely encouraging group of DIVAS building off of the strength and resilience of each other in our quest to become more beautiful. We talk about any and everything! SparkPeople Calling All Devastating Divas... Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=7117 NEW LEADER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x50484493 MY NAME IS RAVISHING 72,I AM 40 YEARS OLD.MY DEEPEST DESIRE IS TO HELP LEAD AND GUIDE US ALL THROUGH WANT LOSS CHALLENGES.SO WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS IN OUR FIGHT OVER OUR WEIGHT ISSUES.THEN WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS DEVASTATING DIVAS.ONLY PERSON WHO CAN STOP US IS US.SO LET'S PUT OUR BOXING GLOVES ON AND WIN THIS THING. <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>380</em> <em>304</em> <em>223</em> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 11:57:27 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x45335941 Howdy Spark World, <BR> <BR> I'm here to explore and share ideas on this Healthy Living Journey. I have been in the process of losing weight since my last child 5/11. I am only 7lbs away from my goal of 145. I am now wanting to track my foods and exercising so that I can see what has made me successful. The hard part is losing the weight but I also believe that it is just as hard to maintain the weight lost. So I am here looking to learn from everyone so that I can continue to be successful ... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 08:53:36 EST Encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x41507430 Hey divas! <BR> If you are looking for encouragement, just drop me a line on my page. I will be happy to share some positive thoughts with you :) Thu, 28 Apr 2011 23:55:28 EST Quote of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x38801477 " If you're truly determined to succeed you will! Those that NEVER give up transform dreams into realities!" <BR> Written in 2010 by Aaron Forsyth --- Australia <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 04:47:27 EST Re-starting the spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x38736750 Hiya I'm Kay from London, England. I started spark over a year ago because I found it on my blackberry. I have fallen off the spark- so I am trying harder now. Its not a resolution- cause I always give them up after a week! I am doing something because I am shocked to realise I weigh more now than after I gave birth! I have looked around added a few people who am hoping will motivate me. So I know I have to motivate myself but a little encourgement will be cool. I love the gym but I love to e... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 11:50:53 EST What is a Devastating DIVA? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x38725384 What makes you a devastating DIVA? Wed, 29 Dec 2010 21:05:05 EST How are you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x38694806 Hey team! I think December has been a crazy month for most of us. Just wanted to say I hope you have a great week and let's rock this new year :) <BR> Tue, 28 Dec 2010 11:34:30 EST Diva, too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x37976619 Hi! I am Tanikeya. My starting weight was 275 pounds and I currently weigh 247 which means that I have lost 10% of my starting weight. Yay! I turned 30 in July and decided that it was time to get serious about weight loss. I have had some setbacks throughout this journey but they were expected. Just had to pick myself back up again right? My goal weight, for now is 175. Who knows how much farther I will go after meeting it? I am 5'9" and I just want to look and feel sexy in whatever. Wed, 17 Nov 2010 06:59:41 EST Hey divas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x37242013 Hi! My name is Jewel and I just wanted to encourage you on your health journey. I am one of the new co-leaders. I would love to be a support to you in anyway. <BR> Here's to a great week :) Mon, 11 Oct 2010 10:02:17 EST Back on SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x34608063 I was here before with a diff name..now Im back and more determined than ever..I just need that support and motivation! Sat, 5 Jun 2010 15:18:02 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x31323739 Hi There, <BR> I am totally excited to have found you all and want to be a Devastating Diva too. Can't wait to get started. <BR> Dreambody! <BR> Fri, 22 Jan 2010 16:01:28 EST What make you a Diva http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x31319256 We all know beyonce version of a diva what's yours version of a diva. Fri, 22 Jan 2010 13:10:28 EST Hello Ladies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x31021137 Hello to all my devastating divas!!! Just wanted to drop a line and say hello to everyone! I'm a southern gal from MS trying to start 2010 living a more healthier and active life! Can't wait to make new friends and get wonderful encouragement from each of you!! Have a great day! :) Tue, 12 Jan 2010 14:41:36 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x30319035 I'm new and I just wanted to say Hi! So...Hi! I am not very good at staying motivated and keeping on track and holding myself accountable. I recently married my best friend in January and am just enjoying life as it goes by. I am ready to be healthier, have more energy, and love myself again. Mon, 14 Dec 2009 00:31:33 EST Hii there!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x30170808 I am new to SpakrPeople but it seems fun. <BR> <BR> I am very determined in losing weight but i have a huge obsession with fashion aswell, so i hope you will be nice to me :P <BR> Sun, 6 Dec 2009 11:56:29 EST Birth Control http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x29927832 I just had a baby 6 weeks ago and I have never been on birth control but my Dr. reccomends I do it since I don't want another child for a year or so. <BR> <BR> My main concern is I hear you gain weight! IS that true? The Dr. says only when you do the depo shot but again I hear different from everyone who is on or has been on the pill! <BR> <BR> Is the Dr. right? I want to beleive him but he has never taken it obviously and everyone is different! Is it proven you don't gain weight? Mon, 23 Nov 2009 18:10:12 EST Newbie alert... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x29826419 Hello Divas! My name is Nita, I am a wife and mother of 3. I've been on SP for about 4 months with little to no progress. However, there is no time like the present...so here we go again! Wed, 18 Nov 2009 14:31:06 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x29800478 I'm not new to spark, but I'm new to the team! I don't know why I didn't discover this sparkteam sooner! Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:19:01 EST Holiday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x29673129 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I know I haven't realy posted any challenges but i was pregnant and also no one seems to be into joining them so hopefully we can change that! <BR> <BR> so Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away and then Christmas a onth after that and even New Years! Ahhh it came way to fast this year! <BR> <BR> Well I know a lot of you like me tend to forget themselves when you are having a good time with friends and family and there is so many treats around...like pie and cake and cooki... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:07:52 EST Caffeine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x29672955 Do any of you have an addiction to caffeine? <BR> <BR> I definately do and it is to the point where I feel run down and sick if I don't get my fix! <BR> <BR> I use to just be able to have a soda or 2 a day to take care of it but now that I have a newborn and am up a lot during the night I have about 2 sodas and 2 to 3 cups of coffee. <BR> <BR> I have tried to go from soda to tea or a gatorade and have made it one day with coffee and some tea. <BR> <BR> But I now want to cut the coffee it... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:01:10 EST what are you thankful for? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x29672822 Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it is time to really stop and think...what are you thankful for!!! <BR> <BR> I am Thankful that I have such a great supportive and hardworking husband who also has a wonderful family that has helped us so much this year! <BR> <BR> I am Thankful for my beautiful and healthy baby girl! <BR> <BR> I am Thankful that I have a roof over my head with running water and heat and a car to get me from one point to another! <BR> <BR> I am Thankful I have a ... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 09:56:34 EST Weightloss programs (working and non) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x29595305 So I want us all to get together and discuss all the programs or weightloss quick things you have tried and what has worked or definately not worked for you. <BR> <BR> I have tried trimspa... which definately got me no where! I have a friend who swears by it but she was always real little anyways and only used it to get from a size 4 to a double 0 so I don't think it works! <BR> <BR> I have tried Alli which I had great results by at the beginning...what you do is take the pill before you so... Sat, 7 Nov 2009 21:29:56 EST what is your motivation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x29393928 Sometimes the what motivates you in the beggging of your journey is not always what is your motivation at the end. <BR> <BR> I find that I started out being motivated to workout and eat right just because i was disgusted to look in the mirror. <BR> <BR> But as I continued in the journey my motivation was people complimenting on my progress, going shopping and fitting into a smaller size, wanting to be healthy for my daughter so she never has this problem, wanting to look good for husband, f... Thu, 29 Oct 2009 18:36:32 EST I'm new to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x29390474 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I am Tamika and I am not new to spark but was looking around for some new and exciting teams to join to see if I could get my spark back. I want to lose 20 more lbs and 10 of that by New Years. So we will see how that goes. <BR> <BR> I am trying to get back online more often so stop by and chat with me anytime. <BR> <em>211</em> Thu, 29 Oct 2009 15:20:08 EST weightloss and your period :/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x29386299 well I havent had a period in quite sometime because I just had a baby but I know it is coming soon and I know that I am not the only one that struggles with getting through the week. My main issue is I am so bloated and I crave greasy food the whole time. I try to stay away from scale but I am addicted so when I step on it I am so dissapointed. <BR> <BR> I know some of you love your chocolate and some have other issues but how do you get through it? <BR> <BR> If you have any tips about c... Thu, 29 Oct 2009 12:12:24 EST This or That? 10/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x29263715 This... <link>www.chicstar.com/storefront/listprod<BR>ucts.aspx?idProduct=5476 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.chicstar.com/storefront/listprod<BR>ucts.aspx?idProduct=5470 </link> Fri, 23 Oct 2009 13:36:34 EST Funky or Fugly 10/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x29262469 <link>www.chicstar.com/storefront/listprod<BR>ucts.aspx?idProduct=8000# </link> Fri, 23 Oct 2009 12:35:57 EST Staples in the ears for weightloss! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x29262411 SO I was at the Spa the other day and I was talking to some ladies about a procedure that consists of getting staples in your ears. There were quite a bit of ladies there that were getting it done for the 2nd or 3rds time and swear by it! <BR> <BR> It is a kind of accupuncture that helps you drop unwanted weight and even can help you quite smoking! I thought it was kind of silly but these women wouldn't change anything about their lifestyle and all of them lost 20 pr more pounds in a matter ... Fri, 23 Oct 2009 12:33:18 EST Halloween Nightmare! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x29262329 Hello everyone!!! It has been awhile since I have posted anything as I was out due to pregnancy! She is here now and I lost 35 out of the 40 pounds i gained and am working on losing what I had to lose before I got prego, only about 50 more pounds to go!!! Lol!! <BR> <BR> Well anyways Halloween is in about a week and I know how some of you cant get enough of those sweets so I think we need to share strategies how to avoid stealing from the candy dish or your childrens goody bags!!! <BR> <BR>... Fri, 23 Oct 2009 12:30:26 EST Hey Ladies .. it's been a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x28657598 hey ladies my name is Angelique . I've been on spark for a while now but I havent been active on the site like I should be . I was at work easting lunch today and just had somewhat of a moment of clarity . I'm fat ! I'm not thick or got a little extra . I am straight up big and very out of shape . I think I was letting myself slide by sikeing myself out I guess telling myself I'm not "that' big. Bull ! I have to be real with myself and seriously loose this weight and get in shape and just be ... Fri, 25 Sep 2009 16:59:45 EST HEY DIVAS!!!!! I'M BACK!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x28285477 Hey Devastating Divas. It has been a year since I have been on Spark People. I decided to check in today and get back in the swing of things. How is everyone? Well, just to give you a quick update...I've lost 30 pounds in the time that I was away. So I am excited about that. Now I need to lose the last 50. I am thinking about doing the Skinny Switch Secret or Fat Loss 4 Idiots. Wed, 9 Sep 2009 10:42:47 EST Exercising with kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x27347188 Age: Infant through pre-school <BR> <BR> Fit in exercise time while they are napping. Try a home exercise video, walking or jogging (if you have a treadmill), jumping rope. <BR> Occupy them for even 15 minutes with a video or toy while you do some toning exercises like squats and tricep dips. <BR> Grab your stroller and go for a brisk walk*. Or, buy a jogging stroller for more flexibility. With a jogging stroller you can walk faster, jog or even run at a fast pace. And, for veteran roller... Thu, 30 Jul 2009 00:13:50 EST This or That? 7/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x27347157 This... <BR> <link>shop.nordstrom.com/S/3052368/0~23767<BR>79~6008000~6024190~6024268?mediumthumb<BR>nail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo<BR>=6024268&P=3 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>shop.nordstrom.com/S/3030849/0~23767<BR>79~6008000~6024190~6024268?mediumthumb<BR>nail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo<BR>=6024268&P=5 </link> Thu, 30 Jul 2009 00:11:28 EST Funky or Fugly 7/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x27347115 <link>shop.nordstrom.com/S/3033505/0~23767<BR>76~2374327~2374333~2377660?mediumthumb<BR>nail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo<BR>=2377660&P=1 </link> Thu, 30 Jul 2009 00:08:53 EST Great articles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x27346917 Weight training to tone up with! <link>health.yahoo.com/experts/healthieryo<BR>u/11881/get-amazing-abs-and-tone-all-o<BR>ver-at-any-age/ </link> <BR> <BR> 8 power foods to protect your health! <BR> <link>health.yahoo.com/experts/healthieryo<BR>u/11903/8-power-foods-to-protect-your-<BR>health/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> 5 habits to increase Longevity! <link>health.yahoo.com/experts/drmao/8307/<BR>top-5-habits-to-increase-longevity/ </link> <BR> <BR> 6 ways to eat better for less money... Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:57:13 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x27306465 Hey, <BR> I'm a 21 year old looking to revamp my lifestyle using sparkpeople. I've heard great things about this place, and wanted to say to everyone, <BR> <BR> "Way to go!!!" <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> me Tue, 28 Jul 2009 10:39:17 EST I will NOT miss! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x27113470 Aright Divas...lets mak a list of what you will not miss about being fat once you reach your goal!!! <BR> <BR> I will start.... <BR> <BR> I will not miss my thunder thighs rubbing together, causing rips in my jeans or rashesif I wear a skirt or shorts. <BR> <BR> I will not miss, pretending I hate swimming and NOT buying a swimsuit on purpose just because I dont want to wear one in public. <BR> <BR> I will not miss being out of breath after a walk or hike. <BR> <BR> I will not miss being ... Sun, 19 Jul 2009 23:52:34 EST Healthy Distraction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x27113196 I know some of us have a very full schedule and have little time to fit in eating right and exercising. But lets open sometime, schedule things a little differently! <BR> <BR> In order to be successful on becoming a successful healthy human being you NEED to set some time a side to do a little more planning, stay away from the tv!!! <BR> <BR> Take a couple hours a week to 1. Plan menu for the week,if it is planned there is a 90% chance you won slip up or binge eat! 2. Plan time to exercis... Sun, 19 Jul 2009 23:38:21 EST Favorite accessory http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x27094207 I know we all have something in our closet that we love to wear whenever we get a chance!! <BR> <BR> It is proven that if you spend the time every morning to actually "dress up" that yu will be more confident and accomplish more during the day. <BR> <BR> I know with this economy we dont all have the money to get the latess trends and we tend to just wear whatever fits but lets figure out what we can do with little money to get you to look better and feel better. <BR> <BR> The best way to d... Sun, 19 Jul 2009 00:27:33 EST Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x27094040 I know most of us had a diary of some sort when we were young but I had read in a magazine that a goo way to releave stress, accomplish goals and sleep better is to journal before bed each night and I know those are 3 things all of us need. <BR> <BR> So give it a try, get a notebook and a pen and set it up next to your bed, each night write down whats on your mind, anything you are excited about, upset about or even a new goal or a goal you work on daily. Write down anything and everything. ... Sun, 19 Jul 2009 00:14:23 EST Inches Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x27093927 Hi Divas!!! <BR> <BR> Do I have a challenge for you!!! <BR> <BR> How about we all try a new way of ding things, spice up our routine a little!! <BR> <BR> I know we all have an urge to step on the scale everyday and sometimes it really upsets us when the number we are wishing fo is 2 or 3 higher some days well I have a solution that will realy make a difference and be moivating, but you have to be up for the challenge!! <BR> <BR> Hide that scale!! Put it up real high or give it to someone ... Sun, 19 Jul 2009 00:05:45 EST Make a Difference! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x27093788 Hi Everyone!! I know I havent been very active in this team in a while and I apoligize as I got pregnant and had to put weightloss on hold for a while but I tried to keep eating healthy and exercising strong! I failed a little at first but am back and am losing weight already and am still 7 and half months prego, Dr. Says it is fine as long as I am eating and exercising right! <BR> <BR> But Besides that I want to continue to lead you all to your goal and have been trying to think of new way... Sat, 18 Jul 2009 23:55:34 EST GA DIVA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x27072394 Hello all, I am new to the team. Ready to get back on board and work this thing out. Found this team on a current members page and she was such an inspiration to me I had to come over and see what energy you guys are putting off in here. Keep up the great work Michelle. <BR> <BR> Tina Fri, 17 Jul 2009 19:37:49 EST SOCAL DIVA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x26525112 HEY DIVAS!!!! I just wanted to introduce myself to you all. HI <em>213</em> i am so ready to release the real diva trapped underneath all this mess i have going on. I know you ladies will become great friends, and inspiration. I cant wait to get to know you all!! Tue, 23 Jun 2009 14:29:41 EST Alcohol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x25558251 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I was wondering if there are any alcoholic beverages that would be ok to drink that don't contain tons of sugars. <BR> I don't drink during the week, but only on the weekends. <BR> <BR> I know that wine is WAY better to drink than mixed drinks because it doesn't have as much of the sugars in it. <BR> <BR> I'm just trying to be careful of my sugar intake, and I love going out on the weekends and getting a drink or two, but I need some more options. <BR> <BR> Thank... Fri, 15 May 2009 10:27:23 EST VA (by way of Philly) Diva :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x25555390 Hey divas! <BR> <BR> I saw the link to this team on my girl Encouraged09's page and had to check it out. Seems like I'm in the right place. :) I'm 5'7" and currently 232 and losing. My ultimate goal is to be 60lbs lighter by the end of my journey. Encouraged09 and I are doing a "Get Right Challenge" from May 18th through August 11. Little challenges with friends along the way really help me stay motivated. Anyway, I'm looking forward to being in touch and on the message boards with everyone! Fri, 15 May 2009 08:39:40 EST This or That? 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x25108012 This... <BR> <link>www.silhouettes.com/Product/APPAREL+<BR>View+All/Beaded+Tank+Dress/D-3000/P-52<BR>041912PWzz </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.silhouettes.com/Product/APPAREL+<BR>View+All/Corsage+Dress/D-3000/P-507619<BR>12GPzz </link> Tue, 28 Apr 2009 19:32:27 EST Funky or Fugly? 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x25107856 <link>www.silhouettes.com/Product/Shoes+Fl<BR>ats/Snake+Print+Skimmer/D-10000/P-4026<BR>11M10BAzz </link> Tue, 28 Apr 2009 19:25:33 EST Funky or Fugly?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x25074371 <link>www.lanebryant.com/pagebuilder/lane_<BR>bryant_product_page?pagesize=4&my_nav=<BR>whats_hot&cat=new_arrivals&subcat=soci<BR>al%20occasion&item=2294569&s19b=&s19c=1 </link> Mon, 27 Apr 2009 17:17:56 EST What was your ah ha moment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x25040434 I am trying to get in the right mind set in order to stay on this journey and accomplish somewhat of a weightloss and well....keep it off. Did you have a ah-ha moment where you were like....that's it. I'm losing this weight. I haven't really had one although I am still trucking along hopeing that finally it will just click for me. I know what to do and how to do it....it's just doing it and not stopping. Thanks Sun, 26 Apr 2009 14:05:08 EST Funky or Fugly? 4/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x25038083 <link>www.onestopplus.com/clothing/The-Sat<BR>in-Swing-Jacket.aspx?PfId=152967&DeptI<BR>d=11577&ProductTypeId=1 </link> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 12:01:02 EST This or That? 4/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x25038047 This... <BR> <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod83850040&parentId<BR>=cat000116&masterId=cat3650732&index=1<BR>79&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat000111ca<BR>t3650732cat000116 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.onestopplus.com/clothing/Scarf-P<BR>rint-Blouse.aspx?PfId=168871&DeptId=11<BR>553&ProductTypeId=1 </link> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 11:58:15 EST This or That? 4/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x25024886 This... <BR> <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod79870026&parentId<BR>=cat000116&masterId=cat3650732&index=1<BR>54&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat000111ca<BR>t3650732cat000116 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod83850040&parentId<BR>=cat000116&masterId=cat3650732&index=1<BR>79&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat000111ca<BR>t3650732cat000116 </link> Sat, 25 Apr 2009 18:58:49 EST Funky or Fugly? 4/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x25024825 <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod86970004&parentId<BR>=cat000116&masterId=cat3650732&index=1<BR>8&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat000111cat<BR>3650732cat000116 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Apr 2009 18:55:22 EST DST DIVA In The House!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x24711724 Greetings, Divas. Saw this team on someone's page, so thought I would give it a try. Sounds really interesting and motivating. Hope to make new SparkFriends........GO DIVAS!! <em>252</em> Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:20:48 EST A New Diva,Queen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x24594697 Hi My name is Genise I'm proud to be a part of this Team. My Goal is to lose 100lbs my current weight is 230lbs I'm back and I'm on a mission and I'm going to achieve my goal theirs nothing stoping me this time I'm DonE Being The Fat Girl!!!! We can do this together Only the strong survives and we all are strong and Beautiful. I'm From Pittsburg Pa.I Live in Georgia I have 5 kids and a loving husband that supports and love me and my children very much. God Bless!!! <em>252</em> <em>214</em... Thu, 9 Apr 2009 23:41:36 EST Anyone doing a specific diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x24372627 Is anyone doing a specific diet I'm suppose to be a lowfat diet somedays I fall short Thu, 2 Apr 2009 15:21:15 EST NEW SC DIVA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x24372516 Hi I'm new here and I'm from sc I have lost 14 pounds and would like to lose about 20 more pounds. Thu, 2 Apr 2009 15:17:05 EST SC Diva!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x23454592 I am Chelsea. I am started my weight loss in January. I was diagnosed with Diabetes type II, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. I knew it was time for a change when I was placed on the insulin pump to control my blood sugars. I am no longer allowing bad health to take control of me I am now in control. I have lost 24 pounds and still losing. I am no longer on the insulin pump, high blood pressure pills, or cholesterol pills. Just exercising and changing my way of eating has turn... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 19:20:04 EST Las Vegas DIVA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x23325141 Hi team! I'm am so ready to lose the weight. So far I have lost 5lbs and a total of 12 inches. But I need some help. I'm looking for exercises for the back and hips. plz leave me a message on my Spark page <BR> Can't wait to hear from you. Twinkle twinkle baby Fri, 27 Feb 2009 21:07:50 EST Illinois Diva http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x23270485 Hey everyone! My name is myisha and I am looking for motivation and encouragement in this weight loss journey. I just restarted and I am looking to do this not just for me but for my son Micah.. I want to enjoy chasing him without being so tired.. and its just so much more I could do or say Thu, 26 Feb 2009 08:28:22 EST New Diva http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x23224768 Hey now.... <BR> I'm a new Diva to the team. Just saying hello <BR> hello <BR> hello <BR> and hello. <BR> <BR> Wishing you all much success in achieving your goals. <em>247</em> Tue, 24 Feb 2009 20:03:45 EST What's up Divas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x23194435 What's up with the Divas team? The posts are old and no one seems to be doing any huddles. I went to huddle at 10:20 PM EST and there was only one other. One day last week when I huddled, I was the ONLY one! What's going on? Are you Divas too busy to keep this team going? Can anyone out there here me? <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> Mon, 23 Feb 2009 22:24:20 EST Hey I am a newbie just joining. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x22736159 I want to say hello to everyone, I am new just stumbled across this site this morning and It seems there is a lot of motivation here which is exactly what I need. Mon, 9 Feb 2009 11:16:17 EST This or That? 2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22527686 This... <BR> <link>www.wetseal.com/catalog/product.jsp?<BR>categoryId=109&subCategoryId=206&produ<BR>ctId=17501 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <BR> <link>www.wetseal.com/catalog/product.jsp?<BR>categoryId=109&subCategoryId=206&produ<BR>ctId=17100 </link> Mon, 2 Feb 2009 21:02:40 EST Funky or Fugly? 2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22527602 <link>www.wetseal.com/catalog/product.jsp?<BR>categoryId=104&subCategoryId=124&produ<BR>ctId=16970 </link> Mon, 2 Feb 2009 20:59:51 EST hey i'm new you guys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x22502373 hey, I just joined! both the group and the site! i hope to get motivation from you guys! Mon, 2 Feb 2009 09:12:40 EST This or That? 1/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22450525 This... <BR> <link>www.wetseal.com/catalog/product.jsp?<BR>categoryId=106&subCategoryId=545&produ<BR>ctId=17430 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.wetseal.com/catalog/product.jsp?<BR>categoryId=106&subCategoryId=545&produ<BR>ctId=17494 </link> Sat, 31 Jan 2009 14:59:49 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22450341 <link>www.wetseal.com/catalog/product.jsp?<BR>categoryId=101&subCategoryId=113&produ<BR>ctId=17210 </link> Sat, 31 Jan 2009 14:51:31 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22418127 <link>www.fashionbug.com/pagebuilder/fashi<BR>on_bug_product_page?nav=Juniors&pagesi<BR>ze=3&sub_cat=&shop=&item=1915511&s19c=3 </link> Fri, 30 Jan 2009 12:30:40 EST This or That? 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22417995 This... <BR> <link>www.debshops.com/Fashion/ViewDetail.<BR>asp?page=1&CatID=186&CENID=3563 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.debshops.com/Fashion/ViewDetail.<BR>asp?page=1&CatID=186&CENID=3579 </link> Fri, 30 Jan 2009 12:27:01 EST What are you doing for Superbowl Sunday?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x22397110 Alright i know all you divas don't watch foofball but come on its still a party? So are you going or having a superbowl party this weekend and what are you planning on doing to have a healthy day? <BR> <BR> I am either staying home to watch it or going to my boyfriends parents either way I am making 2-3 appetizers that are low in fat and calories that way I can enjoy myself and not worry about gaining. I was thinking a veggie and dip tray, spinich or artichoke dip and whole wheat bread and ... Thu, 29 Jan 2009 19:36:09 EST Biggest Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x22396845 What has been your biggest challenge to over come during your weightloss journey? Was it over eating, eating fast food, eating late at night, stressful eating, cravings, exercising? <BR> <BR> I have definately come across many problems since I started this Journey last October, sure I have tried to lose weight many times but with weight watchers diet, atkins and pills and even tried starving myself. But since starting last October I have found out that my main problem is portion control, fas... Thu, 29 Jan 2009 19:27:23 EST This or That? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22396722 This... <BR> <link>www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/juniors/han<BR>dbagswallets/PRD~445104/Candies+Cutout<BR>+Clutch.jsp </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/juniors/han<BR>dbagswallets/PRD~439984/Candies+FauxLe<BR>ather+Wristlet.jsp </link> Thu, 29 Jan 2009 19:21:09 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22396687 <link>www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/saleevents/<BR>0125/juniors/3ds9sweaterswoventops/PRD<BR>~424356/IZ+Byer+Smocked+Charmeuse+Top.jsp </link> Thu, 29 Jan 2009 19:19:48 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22364253 The top one!! <BR> <BR> <link>maurices.com/lookbook/accessories2.h<BR>tml </link> Wed, 28 Jan 2009 20:47:34 EST This or That? 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22364191 This... <BR> <link>maurices.com/lookbook/art5.html </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>maurices.com/lookbook/impress3.html </link> Wed, 28 Jan 2009 20:46:07 EST Whey Protein http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x22363150 The more I talk to people about my weight loss goals, the more I am hearing about the use of whey protein. The problem is, no one can explain why I should incorporate this in my weight loss program. Can anyone enlighten me? Wed, 28 Jan 2009 20:12:23 EST New Diva to the team!!!!! Hello Divas!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x22355182 Hello my fellow Divas!! I was happy to discover this team and look forward to conversing with you all! I am now 230 pounds and am looking to get down to about 150 or so. I love what I have read on here thus far, and think this team will help keep me motivated. :). Please feel free to stop by my page to get to know me better. :) We're gonna do this Divas!! 2009 is our year!! Wed, 28 Jan 2009 15:57:24 EST Weekly Weigh In ~ 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x22350433 <em>9</em> Hi everyone, I was not sure if anyone one was interested in a weekly weigh in but I like to keep track of what I am losing every week. Thought we could have a place to put down the pounds!! <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> Only down a pound. A little disappointed, but at least I have not gained. Have a great day everyone! <BR> <BR> 01/28/09 - 169 <BR> 01/21/09 - 170 <BR> Wed, 28 Jan 2009 13:39:09 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22326106 <link>www.maurices.com/lookbook/boho5.html </link> Tue, 27 Jan 2009 19:48:00 EST This or That? 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22325989 This... <BR> <link>www.maurices.com/styles_accessories6<BR>.htm </link> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.maurices.com/styles_accessories.<BR>htm </link> Tue, 27 Jan 2009 19:44:45 EST FYI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x22266899 FYI- <BR> I was at my local target yesterday and saw that workout DVD's are on sale for $13 a piece. Just wanted to share! Mon, 26 Jan 2009 10:13:31 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22217311 <link>evanity.com/product/footwear/pumps-h<BR>eels/ombre+patent+pumps+**nr**.do </link> Sat, 24 Jan 2009 18:39:54 EST This or That? 1/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22217220 This... <BR> <link>evanity.com/product/tops/shop+all+dr<BR>essy+tops/chiffon+zebra+bubble+top.do </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>evanity.com/product/tops/shop+all+dr<BR>essy+tops/sequin+animal+print+top.do </link> Sat, 24 Jan 2009 18:36:53 EST Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x22197602 Hey Ladies, <BR> <BR> I have a personal question. Do you work out on your menstrual cycle? If so, how do you handle the heavy? <BR> <BR> -renée <BR> Sat, 24 Jan 2009 00:04:32 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22177829 <link>evanity.com/product/tops/shop+all+dr<BR>essy+tops/geo+sienna+bubble+top.do </link> Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:41:34 EST This or That? 1/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22177765 This... <BR> <link>evanity.com/product/accessories/shop<BR>+all+jewelry/pearl+hoop+earrings+**nr*<BR>*.do </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>evanity.com/product/accessories/shop<BR>+all+jewelry/beaded+chain+hoop+earring<BR>s+**nr**.do </link> Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:40:04 EST I Wanna See Ya, I Wanna Meet Ya! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x22165473 Hey Devastating Divas! <BR> <BR> My name is Tenika, I am 25. I'm a diva on the inside and its time to bring it on out!! I know how to handle my biz in every other aspect of my life, but the main thing was getting neglected..ME!! And before i knew I couldn't even recognize myself in the mirror! So let it be known, I'm on my way back to the top of my game!! Don't let me slip yall! LOL!! <BR> I'm looking forward to everything the team has to offer and I'll do my part as well. and Don't be shy ... Fri, 23 Jan 2009 00:09:01 EST Where do you get your Motivation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x22115284 What or who is your motivation and why? <BR> <BR> Maybe it is your children, your friends, our family, or even a famous star. <BR> <BR> Or possibly it is your health or confidence level. <BR> <BR> I get motivation from tons of things and people and for a million different reasons... <BR> <BR> Looking at old pictures of me when i was only 10 pounds skinnier then I am not gives me motivation to get there and by pass it to look and feel better. <BR> <BR> Seeing other women around me and the... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 15:46:19 EST Economy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x22107818 How do you feel about the Economy right now? Are any of you struggling to make ends meet? Have you lost your job? <BR> <BR> Money is the leadin cause of stress and a lot of us are stressful eaters. If you don't be careful then stress can break relationships, cause weight gain and much more. <BR> <BR> So what are some tips on saving money or getting by in these hardships? <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Jan 2009 12:21:46 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22106046 <link>www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=11<BR>487&pid=498610&scid=498610012 </link> Wed, 21 Jan 2009 11:38:19 EST This or That? 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22106009 This... <BR> <link>www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=11<BR>462&pid=624075 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=11<BR>475&pid=590535&scid=590535002 </link> Wed, 21 Jan 2009 11:37:24 EST A new Diva in 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x22083779 Hello everyone, my name is Keiana (A.K.A Mz.WilliCan) I am a Diva in 2009 and oh so happy to be! The definition of a Diva to me is A grown women who handles her business and that includes her health, money, spirit, and self concept Oh and she always lives by "Do you" So I have a question for all of you, what is the defination of a Diva to you? Tue, 20 Jan 2009 19:07:43 EST Favorite Health food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x22078407 What is your favorite health food? <BR> <BR> I love all kinds of fruit and can't get enough of them. I also have taken a liking to veggie burgers! I never thought I would like them but I would eat them over meat anytime! Other then that whole wheat bread is awesome to and potatos and corn!! I am really happy I changed my eating habits. The weird thing is I even love food now that I use to hate, like tomatoes! I am not a picky eater but I have been eating them more and love them!! Oh and inst... Tue, 20 Jan 2009 16:13:35 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22071281 <link>greatglam.com/pd-collective.cfm </link> Tue, 20 Jan 2009 12:37:39 EST This or That? 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22071234 This... <BR> <link>greatglam.com/pd-seems-different1.cf<BR>m </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>greatglam.com/pd-magnify-teal.cfm </link> Tue, 20 Jan 2009 12:36:17 EST Main goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x22047549 What is the main reason you want to lose weight? <BR> <BR> Is it because of your health? <BR> <BR> To be healthy in general? <BR> <BR> To feel more confident? <BR> <BR> For someone else? <BR> <BR> For a certain event? <BR> <BR> To keep up with your children? <BR> <BR> To have children? <BR> <BR> We all have reasons for wanting to lose weight some have more then others. <BR> <BR> I want to lose weight to feel more confident, to live a healthier life and to bring my children into a hea... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 19:03:39 EST Vegetarian and Vegan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x22047491 How do you feel about how different vegetarians are then meat eaters? <BR> <BR> Do you understand it or you just one who was grown up on hearing how much you need meat for protein and milk for calcium and would never think about being vegetarian? Mon, 19 Jan 2009 19:01:37 EST What do you miss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x22047443 Do you miss eating any kind of food and now that you are living a more healthy life you still wish you could eat it? <BR> <BR> Do you miss being able to go to lunch and order whatever you wanted? <BR> <BR> Maybe you use to be skinny and you miss wearing whatever you wanted or not have to watch what you eat? <BR> <BR> There is something that everyone can't do now because either they changed their eating habits or their weight is getting in the way of it, what is that?? <BR> <BR> <BR> I mi... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 19:00:10 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22031897 <link>www.oldnavy.com/browse/product.do?ci<BR>d=42717&pid=637811&scid=637811032 </link> <BR> <BR> Beleive it or not but instead of Uggs these boots are the new fashion craze here in Wisconsin! Mon, 19 Jan 2009 11:43:20 EST This or That? 1/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x22031798 This... <BR> <link>www.oldnavy.com/browse/product.do?ci<BR>d=36746&pid=633241&scid=633241022 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.oldnavy.com/browse/product.do?ci<BR>d=5438&pid=620538&scid=620538022 </link> Mon, 19 Jan 2009 11:41:12 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21973350 <link>www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/juniors/acc<BR>essories/hairaccessories/PRD~416960/Si<BR>mply+Vera+Vera+Wang+Geometric+Jelly+He<BR>adwrap.jsp </link> Sat, 17 Jan 2009 16:13:17 EST This or That? 1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21973303 This.... <BR> <link>www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/juniors/dre<BR>ssesanddressyapparel/specialoccasiondr<BR>esses/PRD~431615/Heart++Soul+Ruffled+D<BR>ress.jsp </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/juniors/dre<BR>ssesanddressyapparel/specialoccasiondr<BR>esses/PRD~421955/Speechless+Lace+Halte<BR>r+Dress.jsp </link> Sat, 17 Jan 2009 16:11:10 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21934895 <link>www.spiegel.com/shop/product_single.<BR>aspx?style_id=34857186&index=25&gp_col<BR>l_id=5005&gp_cat_id=7000&nav_cat_id=13<BR>052&category_id=13053 </link> Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:54:01 EST This or That? 1/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21934839 This... <BR> <link>www.spiegel.com/shop/product_single.<BR>aspx?style_id=35472186&index=25&gp_col<BR>l_id=5005&gp_cat_id=7000&nav_cat_id=13<BR>054&category_id=13055 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.spiegel.com/shop/product_single.<BR>aspx?style_id=35467186&index=11&gp_col<BR>l_id=5005&gp_cat_id=7000&nav_cat_id=13<BR>054&category_id=13055 </link> Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:52:39 EST New to the team and totally stoked! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x21911602 Hey Everyone!! Let me just tell you that I am so excited to do this! First off let me tell you that my name is Amanda and I am going to be 25 this year. I live in Reynoldsburg, Ohio and I am a HUGE Buckeye fan!! Life has been very hard for me the last 7 years. 7 years ago I feel ill with a disease that has changed my life. It has its good times and bad times but it has been a cause of alot of headaches (literally and figuratively). I am on and off of chemo regularly my weight goes up an... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 19:00:01 EST Tricks and Technics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21906157 I know we all have learned tricks and technics a long the way. Maybe from a nutritionist, a trainer or even just something you have picked up on your own. Why don't we share them and get everyone closer to their dream body!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 15:57:24 EST RETIRED DIVA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x21905953 I'm a new 64 year old member who's trying to find my way back to a sensible lifestyle of eating and exercising that will put me back on the road to good health. I'm looking forward to your feedback and your inspiration. <em>212</em> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 15:52:00 EST Total Frustration. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21898093 I want to give up on this so bad right now. I went from 110 to 115 on the scale this morning. I see my thighs growing and my stomach seems massive. Its like every day I feel bigger not smaller. <BR> <BR> I have decided to start over new. I am starting a 14 day water fast followed by 1 day of fruits and veggies and then another 14 days of fasting. I am going to work out half an hour a day 5-7 days a week. <BR> <BR> I just can't go on living hating my body.So its time to make a change. Any ad... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:26:07 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21896164 <link>www.buckle.com/product/product_detai<BR>l.jsp?bmUID=1232037763203&prd=80860WN2<BR>8351&sku=3018200000&N=43+17 </link> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:43:12 EST This or That? 1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21896052 This... <BR> <link>www.buckle.com/product/product_detai<BR>l.jsp?bmUID=1232037548127&prd=60060ANI<BR>MALTLK&sku=3938843950&Nao=48&N=43+27 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.buckle.com/product/product_detai<BR>l.jsp?bmUID=1232037613174&prd=32815MAB<BR>EL30&sku=2771604550&Nao=60&N=43+27 </link> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:40:32 EST Did you workout today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21876513 I think maybe if I ask ths question and you feel obligated to answer this everday with what you did to workout everyday it will be motiation to get your butt off the couch and get those muscles moving!! It really feels good once you get yourself to do it! <BR> <BR> So did you work out today and if so how long and what did you do? <BR> <BR> I did 45 minutes on the wii fit, 15 minutes of yoga, and 30 minutes of the 30 day shred dvd with Jillian Michaels! That is 1 and a half hours for the day... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 20:59:10 EST Another Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x21873923 Hey ladies! <BR> I'm GB, or Lynn, I am new to SP and this team seemed like a fun group of divas! I am 31, a wife and mom, as well as a full time student- I graduate in May with my BS. My health goals are to lose 40 pounds, take the time to take care of myself, and get fit. So far I have been doing really well staying within my calories and getting in my workouts. <BR> Hope to get to know you all! <BR> GB Wed, 14 Jan 2009 19:52:21 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21855106 <link>www.bluefly.com/Vera-Wang-platinum-s<BR>ilk-sequined-bubble-tank/cat20020/3008<BR>43801/detail.fly </link> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:51:13 EST This or That? 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21854770 This... <BR> <link>www.bluefly.com/Dautore-off-white-te<BR>xtured-patent-leather-large-hobo/cat20<BR>434/300685401/detail.fly </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.bluefly.com/Versace-lead-leather<BR>-quilted-greek-key-chain-bag/cat20434/<BR>302231101/detail.fly </link> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:43:45 EST Stretch Marks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21817595 Okay girls, I am half way through this weightloss journey, 32 pounds down and about 38 to go but as I get closer to my goal I begin to worry about these stretch marks. I want to look hott in a swim suit and since I don't tan welll I am going to get a spray tan when the time comes but I don't think they will get rid of the stretch marks I have left Since changing my diet over to a vegetarian type diet or well eating healthy they have started to fade but I can still see them and can't look pass... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:56:35 EST Calorie Intake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21817023 Do you get the amount of calories you need a day or do you eat to little or to much? <BR> <BR> So most people average about 1200-1600 calories needed a day and at first I though that was to little when i look at what I use to eat and since I have been paying more attention to it, I have been having a major problem acomplishing that many calories. Some days I eat 400 and some days I eat 900 but I just can't eat anymore than that unless I eat unhealthy foods, it is way to much! On a good day I... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:42:27 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21815767 <link>www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index<BR>.ognc?ID=358940&CategoryID=35907 </link> Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:14:25 EST This or That? 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21815700 This... <BR> <link>www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index<BR>.ognc?ID=257489&CategoryID=40067 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index<BR>.ognc?ID=354131&CategoryID=40067 </link> Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:12:58 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21771581 <link>www.barneys.com/Pear%20Diamond%20Nec<BR>klace/00464315006445,default,pd.html </link> Mon, 12 Jan 2009 11:54:25 EST This or That? 1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21771359 This... <BR> <link>www.barneys.com/Multi%20Strap%20Sand<BR>al/151145077,default,pd.html </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.barneys.com/Putziba/155028486,de<BR>fault,pd.html </link> Mon, 12 Jan 2009 11:49:27 EST Valentine's challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x21751559 We have one month and 3 days until it is Valentines and I am sure you all want to surpire that special someone or catch someones eye and that is why we are going to bust our butts until Febuary 14th. <BR> <BR> Let's try and make everyday a healthy one no cheating! If you make it until Valentines then reward yourself with a cute little outfit or some chocolate! But I think the reward will be your healthy glowing and skinnier body!! <BR> <BR> I am going to go to the gym everyday and workout ... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 21:57:54 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21749115 <link>www.forevertrendy.com/inc/sdetail/39<BR>255 </link> Sun, 11 Jan 2009 20:58:51 EST This or That? 1/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21749027 This... <BR> <link>www.liasophia.com/sites/corporate/gr<BR>oup-catalog?SetID=230164&ParentID=230026 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> http://www.liasophia.com/sites/corporate<BR>/group-catalog?SetID=230283&ParentID=2<BR>30058 Sun, 11 Jan 2009 20:57:01 EST I just picked up some inspiration... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21738856 in the form of a pair of jeans one size too small! I still have a way to go on this health & fitness journey before I reach my weight/health goals and I'm kinda getting bored. So I picked up a pair of jeans in size 10 and surprisingly I could button them! <BR> <BR> I have a ridiculous muffin top in these pants so I've now got my motivation to get them fitting right! Can't wait! <BR> <em>9</em> <em>182</em> <em>216</em> Sun, 11 Jan 2009 16:01:36 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x21728128 Hey Ladies!!! I'm ready to finish my weightloss goals this year and keep em off afterwards..My goal is to have it done by my b-day. Sun, 11 Jan 2009 10:24:10 EST Juice fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21713268 I just bought a juicer and because I don't have money for groceries for until Wednsday and because I want to try it, I am going to go on a 3 day juice fast starting tomorrow! I am so excited, I love juice and fasting helps fight sicknesses and detoxifies your body! So I will keep you posted and I will let you know how much weight I lost on Wednsday! Sat, 10 Jan 2009 20:21:06 EST A-Z guide to 209 styles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21707451 <link>www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/<BR>fashion/article2081469.ece </link> <BR> <BR> and it is 2009 styles, sorry can't fix it! Sat, 10 Jan 2009 17:00:12 EST Diet or Healthy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21705217 Are you dieting or are you eating healthy? <BR> <BR> The difference is if you are dieting you are cutting foods out of your life for now until you reach your goal and then you are going to reintroduce them to your lfe after that. <BR> <BR> Eating healthy is cutting things out of your life forever, maybe reintroducing the foods in a healthier matter like baking french fries instead of frying but you are still eating what is good for you instead of all america has to offer. <BR> <BR> The pro... Sat, 10 Jan 2009 15:37:00 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21697434 <link>www.target.com/Angie-Lola-Satchel-Co<BR>in-Purse/dp/B001JTB0QE/qid=1231604316/<BR>ref=br_1_4/181-6162157-3105724?ie=UTF8<BR>&node=12950751&frombrowse=1&rh=&page=1 </link> Sat, 10 Jan 2009 11:19:07 EST This or That? 1/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21697328 This... <BR> <link>www.target.com/dp/B001D4T4R2/ref=sc_<BR>qi_detailbutton?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_r=1MG2PQ<BR>24Z5MFDGZN3PVZ&pf_rd_p=465357931&pf_rd<BR>_i=B001D4T4R2&pf_rd_s=bottom-6&pf_rd_m<BR>=A1VC38T7YXB528&pf_rd_t=5101 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.target.com/dp/B001D4T5IK/ref=sc_<BR>qi_detailbutton?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_r=1SEXH4<BR>HZVP4JTKG39TXW&pf_rd_p=465357931&pf_rd<BR>_i=B001D4T5IK&pf_rd_s=bottom-6&pf_rd_m<BR>=A1VC38T7YXB528&pf_rd_t=5101 </link> Sat, 10 Jan 2009 11:16:06 EST Reward once I reach goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21670197 I am so excited to reach my goal of 120, when I get there I have picked something out that I am going to get to show off my new rocking body, what do you think? <BR> <BR> <link>www.flirtcatalog.com/p-76607-rhinest<BR>one-x-romper.aspx?pagenum=1&pagesize=9<BR>999&sortby=name&prevurl=c-972-swimwear<BR>-sexy-1-piece.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> I am deciding between pink and white...I have about 5 months to figure it out! Fri, 9 Jan 2009 14:40:07 EST Weekend fear http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21670005 Do any of you fear the weekends? Possibly because it is when you see your freinds and family and they want to go out to eat or cook big dinners or just plan chill and you tend to put eating healthy and exercising on the back burner? <BR> <BR> I use to be like that, I use to be able to do awesome during the week but once friday night came around and all my friends wanted to go out drinking or order some pizza or just go out to eat in the middle of the night and I use to do it even if I was tr... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 14:34:08 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21663711 <link>www.forevertrendy.com/inc/sdetail/18<BR>22 </link> Fri, 9 Jan 2009 11:51:32 EST This or That? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21663623 This... <BR> <link>www.forevertrendy.com/inc/sdetail/30<BR>310 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.forevertrendy.com/inc/sdetail/29<BR>965 </link> Fri, 9 Jan 2009 11:49:34 EST Goal date http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21646244 I don't know if you all are getting ready for something or just losing weight because you know you have to or want to but if you are working towards something and you have a specific date to meet your goal go ahead a share it and we will work together to make it happen. <BR> <BR> I don't neccesary have something to work towards, like a wedding or anything but I would like to be 135 by March 22nd and 120 by June 1st! March 22nd is my boyfriends birthday and I want to look hot for him, lol! an... Thu, 8 Jan 2009 22:30:16 EST Hey Divas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x21635271 I'm Anita - just turned 43 but I sure don't look it (thank you Jesus!) and well on my way to reclaiming all my diva ways that were hiding somewhere under these pounds I lost! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and having a good time taking off these last 40-odd pounds. <BR> <BR> Happy New Year, everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 17:09:20 EST Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21630399 When do you weigh in? Do you do it once a week? or Everyday? <BR> <BR> I use to weigh myself every morning and would get upset if it didn't change, so I forced myself to hold off for a week and when I step on that scale and see the difference a week makes I get excited! I make an attempt to weigh in every Friday because I don't want to weigh in on Mondays just incase I goofed off a bit, it gives me a chance to fix it before I let it get to me! <BR> <BR> So I suggest if you are one of those... Thu, 8 Jan 2009 14:51:11 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21622755 <link>www.armaniexchange.com/product/women<BR>s/knit+tops/off+the+shoulder+tunic.do?<BR>asc=&sortby=&size= </link> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 11:42:16 EST This or That? 1/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21622698 This... <link>www.armaniexchange.com/product/women<BR>s/dresses/ruffle+sweater+dress.do?asc=<BR>&sortby=&size= </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.armaniexchange.com/product/women<BR>s/dresses/one+shoulder+dress.do?imageN<BR>ame=2203.10639.5442.608 </link> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 11:41:00 EST Reward yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21591964 I know some of you have rewards set up for every 5 pounds you lose, but go beyond that. Reward yourself everyday! It could be taking a bath, soaking your feet, drink a soda, or even just give yourself some alone time. <BR> <BR> Really try and make this a habit, you all have made the step to a healthier lifestyle and now work on putting yourself first and taking care of your body. <BR> <BR> Make sure you reward yourself, when your dog does something good you give it a treat so why not do tha... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 16:27:28 EST Are you living life to the fullest? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21589448 I know some of you have a family to take care of and you are not as free to do what you want. But, that doesn't have to hold you back from your dreams. <BR> <BR> I challenge you to make a list of everything you want to accomplish in the next month, next year or even your lifetime and work on completeing one of them. <BR> <BR> The thing I am working on completeing right now is have the job I want and that I plan to do for the rest of my life. <BR> <BR> I opened my own wedding and event pl... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 15:24:23 EST Sabatoge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21588391 Do you have a friend that is bringing out chocolate to eat in front of you even though she knows you are dieting? Does your boyfriend not quite understand that you can't have burgers and fries and takes you to a burger joint for dinner? <BR> <BR> I have recently heard of a case of a friend being jelous because their friend is losing weight, I know you all will say that isn't a true friend but it happens more than you think. <BR> <BR> If you have a friend that does things like this, it may ... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 14:56:34 EST This or That? 1/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21579198 This... <BR> <link>www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/on<BR>lineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=produc<BR>tDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.j<BR>sp&event=display&prnbr=9H-231945&page=<BR>1&cgname=OSCLOBTPVIL&rfnbr=2220 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/on<BR>lineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=produc<BR>tDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.j<BR>sp&event=display&prnbr=9H-177746&page=<BR>2&cgname=OSCLOBTPVIL&rfnbr=2220 </link> Wed, 7 Jan 2009 11:28:14 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21578910 <link>www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/on<BR>lineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=produc<BR>tDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.j<BR>sp&event=display&prnbr=9H-229479&page=<BR>1&cgname=OSCLOJWLZZZ&rfnbr=4768 </link> Wed, 7 Jan 2009 11:22:38 EST Greetings Divas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x21558930 Hi everyone, I'm new to this group, but not new to the site. I haven't utilized it at all and now I'm ready to get serious and get involved. I look forward to the encouragement, interesting dialogue and everything this group has to offer! Tue, 6 Jan 2009 21:35:33 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21544898 <link>www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/on<BR>lineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=produc<BR>tDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.j<BR>sp&event=display&prnbr=9H-223029&page=<BR>17&cgname=OSCLOTOPZZZ&rfnbr=5441 </link> Tue, 6 Jan 2009 15:14:05 EST This or That? 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21544769 This... <BR> <link>www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/on<BR>lineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=produc<BR>tDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.j<BR>sp&event=display&prnbr=9H-224371&page=<BR>1&cgname=OSCLODRSBLK&rfnbr=3198 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/on<BR>lineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=produc<BR>tDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.j<BR>sp&event=display&prnbr=9H-172942&page=<BR>4&cgname=OSCLODRSBLK&rfnbr=3198 </link> Tue, 6 Jan 2009 15:10:59 EST Aloha All Diva's!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x21523216 Hey Ladies.. <BR> <BR> My name is Chris.. and I'm happy to be part of the group, cuz I'm soooo a Diva!! LOL I have 3 grown kids, ages 24, 20, and 19.. and 2 soon to be 3 grandkids. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I've been part of Sparks since July but just started taking it seriously about 2wks ago, and I LOVE IT! I have about 50 pounds to lose according to the BMI charts.. I can't even see myself that much lighter!! I think I was 14 the last time I weighed 150!! <BR> <BR> My first short term goal ... Tue, 6 Jan 2009 03:21:53 EST Goal size http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21507475 What is the size you are dying to get into? I know you all have that pair of jeans or that itty bitty bikini waiting for you. How about pull it out of the bottom of the drawer or the back of the closet and hang it somewhere where you can see if everyday. Maybe on a hook in your bathroom, on your door knob to your bedroom or even on a dresser drawer knob and think about it when you are pushing yourself for that extra 5 minutes on the treadmill or that extra mile! <BR> <BR> I have a pair of s... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 18:51:07 EST This or That? 1/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21491431 This... <BR> <link>www.forevertrendy.com/inc/sdetail/18<BR>923 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> http://www.forevertrendy.com/inc/sdetail/1<BR>1422 Mon, 5 Jan 2009 11:23:59 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21491375 <link>www.forevertrendy.com/inc/sdetail/42<BR>194 </link> Mon, 5 Jan 2009 11:22:16 EST Goals for the week of 1/5/09-1/11/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21473068 Alright girls, I kow we all have yearly or monthly goals but does anyone break them done to weekly or even daily? Do you wake up in the morning and write down something you want to accomplish for the day? Or do you have something you want to accomplsh for the week, like a certain amount of pounds you want to shred? <BR> <BR> Well, my goals for Monday the 5th are: <BR> 1.Go to the gym for an hour <BR> 2.Do 20 minutes of the 30 day shred video <BR> 3.Walk the dogs <BR> 4.everytime I go to the ... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 21:45:04 EST Clothing Swap or give aways!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21472017 I know there is a team for this but I am going to bring the idea to my team also. I have been thinking about this since I know buying a new wardrobe everytime you drop pant sizes is going to break us all with the economy the way it is. <BR> <BR> So I want to bring the idea to everyone, instead of taking all your "fat" clothes to goodwill how about we swap or buy them from each other. <BR> <BR> I am in size 11 and 13 pants right now but they are starting to get lose so I am hoping in a month... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 21:21:38 EST Danger Zone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21468869 Everyone has a time of day, maybe a certain day of the week or maybe even an event you do frequently maybe once a month of week that you have trouble just saying no to food. Some of you maybe have a day you are more lazy than usual. <BR> <BR> So I challenge you to sit back and think about it for a bit. When do you usually mess up on your goals. For example maybe you are a midnight snacker, or tend to skip breakfast a lot, maybe you have lunch every weekend with your sisters, or go bowling e... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 20:06:18 EST Mirror Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x21451264 Even if you know you are overweight and you are disgusted with yourself, I challenge you to everyday before or after getting in the shower look at yourself in the mirror and find one new thing you love about yourself. <BR> <BR> I have been doing this for a while now and I am just starting to love myself, I can even look past the fat and be comfortable with my boyfriend tickling me or hugging me and before I wouldn't allow him to touch me and since I have become more confident he has been gi... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 12:11:33 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21451110 <link>www.forevertrendy.com/inc/sdetail/21<BR>10 </link> Sun, 4 Jan 2009 12:07:05 EST This or That? 1/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21451004 This... <BR> <link>www.forevertrendy.com/inc/sdetail/41<BR>248 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.forevertrendy.com/inc/sdetail/12<BR>682 </link> Sun, 4 Jan 2009 12:04:11 EST Hi Ladies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x21433961 My name is Deb. I decided to join this group because I plan on upgrading ME! My small goal is to be mini-skirt/bikini ready for springbreak. I am hoping that my boyfriend & I will go to the beach. I have never been :( <BR> I have a wonderful man in my life. We have been together since 2006. He is very supportive of my weightloss. Although, he doesn't want me to lose my curves or thickness, haha! I am a mommy to one baby in heaven. He was born still in July. I am still trying to lose weight I ... Sat, 3 Jan 2009 20:56:39 EST I'M COMING OUT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x21429194 I have found my team! My name is Sulayne I am 24 years old and looking for a new start. I want to do better for myself and be an example for my family and friends. There is a part of me that loves to workout and enjoys the pride and achievement that I feel when I'm done with workout. The lazy part of me has been overpowering the "get fit" part of me and it's time to stop! 2009 is the year to do it and I'M COMING OUT! Sat, 3 Jan 2009 18:28:34 EST Do you have an accountablility partner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21422393 If you hae an accountability partner that is great, it could be someone who is losing weight along with you or someone just there to support you. But, if you don;t I strongly reccomend one. So How about if you don't and would like one go ahead and say so and maybe we can start partnering up. I know it will be a great way of motivation for 2009! <BR> <BR> Maybe look for someone that has something in common with you, maybe you have the same goals, are about the same weight, have children, wor... Sat, 3 Jan 2009 14:41:34 EST Funky or Fugly? (1/3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21422231 <link>www.pinkice.com/product/Read_Product<BR>.asp?BrandCode=&CodeSexNo=&mCategory=&<BR>GroupNo=99&ProductNo=5763 </link> Sat, 3 Jan 2009 14:36:32 EST This or That? 1/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21422088 This... <link>www.pinkice.com/product/Read_Product<BR>.asp?BrandCode=&CodeSexNo=&mCategory=2<BR>&GroupNo=59,60&ProductNo=6684 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.pinkice.com/product/Read_Product<BR>.asp?BrandCode=&CodeSexNo=&mCategory=2<BR>&GroupNo=59,60&ProductNo=6679 </link> Sat, 3 Jan 2009 14:32:18 EST What will be different about 2009? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21389842 I am completely changing my life! I am only eating and using organic products. I am completely cutting meat, dairy and sugar out of my life. I am also working out more thoughout the day instead of just once and volunteering more. I have just signed up for big brothers and big sisters and I am so siked. <BR> <BR> <BR> What are you doing differently this year?? Fri, 2 Jan 2009 15:34:13 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21382424 <link>shop.nordstrom.com/S/2997428/0~23767<BR>79~6008000~2384925?mediumthumbnail=Y&o<BR>rigin=category&searchtype=&pbo=2384925&P=1 </link> Fri, 2 Jan 2009 12:04:45 EST This or That? 1/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21382360 This... <BR> <link>shop.nordstrom.com/S/3002219/0~23767<BR>78~2372808~2372940~2376188?mediumthumb<BR>nail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo<BR>=2376188&P=2 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3000904/0~23<BR>76778~2372808~2372940~2376188?mediumth<BR>umbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&<BR>pbo=2376188&P=3 Fri, 2 Jan 2009 12:03:17 EST HELLO every1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x21364675 Hey, My name is Telisa and I and Starting my Diet as my goal for 2009! Im so scared that I might won't be able to do, so I started A blog at: www.yournottheonly1.blogspot.com as a way to get more people involve in getting fit for the New Year* check out the blog and let me know what yall think! Thu, 1 Jan 2009 21:25:05 EST Addictions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x21357622 Do you have a food, drink, drug, or activity that you just love and can't get enough of. Maybe you smoke cigarettes, or you need you coffee. Or maybe you just love your beer and pizza. Or chocolate? Can you turn it down or do you include it in your diet? <BR> <BR> I challenge you to drop it, replace it or go cold turkey. I read once that is takes 21 days to develope a habit, so make it a habit to quit it. <BR> <BR> I know it doesn't sound that easy, or you have tried it many times before a... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 17:46:40 EST Funky or Fugly? 1/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21357332 <link>greatglam.com/pd-do-not-go.cfm </link> Thu, 1 Jan 2009 17:37:42 EST This or That? 1/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21357272 This... <BR> <link>greatglam.com/pd-animal-planet.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>greatglam.com/pd-sincere-voice.cfm </link> Thu, 1 Jan 2009 17:35:45 EST This or That? 12/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21316189 This... <BR> <link>greatglam.com/pd-breezy-wind.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>greatglam.com/pd-kingdom-of-dreams.c<BR>fm </link> Wed, 31 Dec 2008 11:38:23 EST Funky or Fugly? 12/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21315985 <link>greatglam.com/pd-bel-air.cfm </link> Wed, 31 Dec 2008 11:31:45 EST Name one thing you love about your body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21290675 The thing I love the most about my body would have to be the color of my natural hair color and my long eyelashes! Tue, 30 Dec 2008 14:47:25 EST What is your favorite way of exercising? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21289746 Let's share our favorite way of exercising because maybe we haven't found one yet or maybe we are ready to switch it up and just don't know what to do. <BR> <BR> I have 2 favorite ways of exercising: <BR> <BR> 1. walking or jogging on the treadmill <BR> 2. Tae bo Videos!!! Tue, 30 Dec 2008 14:17:14 EST Funky or Fugly? 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21284349 <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod75090006&parentId<BR>=cat000122&masterId=cat17740747&index=<BR>17&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat17740747cat000122 </link> Tue, 30 Dec 2008 11:44:19 EST This or That? 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21283832 This... <BR> <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod75090009&parentId<BR>=cat7690734&masterId=cat17740747&index<BR>=207&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat177407<BR>47cat7690734 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod76600053&parentId<BR>=cat7690734&masterId=cat17740747&index<BR>=283&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat177407<BR>47cat7690734 </link> Tue, 30 Dec 2008 11:29:39 EST Wii Fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x21283477 Anyone have the Wii Fit? I just got it and I can't beleive what it can do!! It can tell you your weight, your bmi, your estimated fitness age, and much more. I am so amazed and the activities and games really give you a workout. If your problem with working out is you don't think it is fun. I would reccomend a wii fit. It motivates me to get on it everyday and not only the wii fit gives you a workout most of the games in general!!!! Tue, 30 Dec 2008 11:21:20 EST 2009 Health Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x21283397 I know we are all here to lose weight and be healthy but are you here to make eating healthy and exercising your way of life or are you going to go back to your old habits once you hit your goal weight? Really think about that one. I have lost weight before but once I was comfortable with my weight I didn't pay much attention to it. <BR> <BR> So I am challenging you to make 2009 100% healthy. No more breaks!! Let's eat healthy and nothing but healthy, let's exercise even if your tired do so... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 11:19:10 EST Hello Divas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x21263410 Hey girls my name is Chevon i am new to the sight and to this team i haven't created a page yet but i am in the progress of doing that. A Little about myself i am 30 yars old i have 2 beautiful children a 6 year old and 10 year old. Ive been trying to lose weight since my miscarriage in 10/06 its been a rough road. my weight goes up it goes down and i'm sick of it i just want it to go down and stay down. my current weight is 187 and my goal weight 145 i am determined to lose it by july 13 200... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 18:11:51 EST This or That? 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21239384 This... <BR> <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod43920079&parentId<BR>=cat12010740&masterId=cat6230733&index<BR>=15&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat1774074<BR>7cat000131cat6230733cat12010740 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod66690004&parentId<BR>=cat12010740&masterId=cat6230733&index<BR>=1&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat17740747<BR>cat000131cat6230733cat12010740 </link> Sun, 28 Dec 2008 22:29:08 EST Funky or Fugly? 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21239335 <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod68660026&parentId<BR>=cat000131&masterId=cat17740747&index=<BR>0&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat17740747cat000131 </link> Sun, 28 Dec 2008 22:26:44 EST This or That? 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21038124 This... <BR> <link>www.singer22.com/88067678.html </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.singer22.com/wj4106la.html </link> Thu, 18 Dec 2008 14:15:33 EST Funky or Fugly? 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x21037997 <link>www.singer22.com/w081209.html </link> Thu, 18 Dec 2008 14:08:56 EST Can you describe your style? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x20943982 Here is the place where you can talk about your sense of style or I guess anything in general about style. <BR> <BR> How about your try and put your sense of style in words. See if you really know yourself. Have you ever asked yourself this question before? Do you really have a sense of style or do you just follow the trends? Sun, 14 Dec 2008 19:55:02 EST Funky or Fugly? 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x20943896 <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod78790004&parentId<BR>=cat4870734&masterId=cat4870731&index=<BR>92&cmCat=cat000000cat2830732cat4870731cat4870734 </link> Sun, 14 Dec 2008 19:51:48 EST This or That? 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x20943654 This... <BR> <link>www.lulus.com/products/Delicious+Mon<BR>a+Brown+Multi+Croco+Platform+Pump/1013<BR>8.html </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.lulus.com/products/Soda+Scout+Go<BR>ld+Snakeskin+Ballet+Flat/10114.html </link> Sun, 14 Dec 2008 19:39:56 EST Daily Affirmations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x20939203 Hello fellow Devastating Divas! <BR> This is your daily affirmations discussion. An affirmation is a i short a truth. It can be a quote, song lyrics, your own saying, a proverb, etc. It can be silly or serious. <BR> I thought this was a fun and motivational tool. <BR> There are two ways that you can participate. <BR> 1. Share with us an affirmation each day. Remember it doesn't have to be a great philosophical epiphany. It can be simple. You never know how it will affect your fellow sp... Sun, 14 Dec 2008 15:14:07 EST 2 lbs down club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x20936136 They say a healthy weight loss rate is two pounds a week! Holla if you're a member of the two pounds down club this week. If not this week, see ya next week and if you've exceeded this-good for you. Tell us how many pounds down you are! Sun, 14 Dec 2008 12:43:31 EST This or That? 12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x20918353 This... <BR> <link>www.blondette.com/custom/cart/edit.a<BR>sp?p=120853 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.blondette.com/custom/cart/edit.a<BR>sp?p=118325 </link> Sat, 13 Dec 2008 13:10:12 EST Funky of Fugly? 12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x20918320 <link>www.blondette.com/custom/cart/edit.a<BR>sp?p=99250 </link> Sat, 13 Dec 2008 13:07:18 EST Funky or Fugly? 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x20902258 <link>www.bluefly.com/Prada-graphite-strip<BR>e-calf-ruffle-detail-shoulder-bag/cat2<BR>0434/301823201/detail.fly </link> Fri, 12 Dec 2008 15:58:57 EST This or That? 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x20902101 This... <BR> <link>www.bluefly.com/Giuseppe-Zanotti-bla<BR>ck-patent-leather-Sandalo-peep-toe-pum<BR>ps/cat20458/214271100/detail.fly </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.bluefly.com/Dolce-Vita-black-lea<BR>ther-Hex-mary-jane-pumps/cat20458/3006<BR>84501/detail.fly </link> Fri, 12 Dec 2008 15:49:48 EST Funky or Fugly? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x20900170 <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod63870056&parentId<BR>=cat000127&masterId=cat17740747&index=<BR>126&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat17740747cat000127 </link> Fri, 12 Dec 2008 14:16:27 EST This or That? 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x20871137 This... <BR> <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod63030007&parentId<BR>=cat14770740&masterId=cat17740747&inde<BR>x=31&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat177407<BR>47cat14770740 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod63610145&parentId<BR>=cat14770740&masterId=cat17740747&inde<BR>x=13&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat177407<BR>47cat14770740 </link> Thu, 11 Dec 2008 11:32:29 EST Funky or Fugly? 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x20870925 <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod68960010&parentId<BR>=cat000131&masterId=cat17740747&index=<BR>0&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat17740747cat000131 </link> Thu, 11 Dec 2008 11:26:03 EST PLEASE HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x20859054 My good friend is having a get together for her birthday and she is a total sugar freak! We get super hyper and crazy when we hang out..Like 2 people are bringing actual food, and she's asked the remaining 15 people to bring desserts, cake, cookies, pie, you get the picture! lol <BR> <BR> PLEASE i need a plan! I've been doing soo good and this freaks me out. Plus there will be wine and beer besides the endless desserts. HELP!!!! Wed, 10 Dec 2008 23:28:47 EST This or That? 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x20844146 This... <BR> <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod66050106&parentId<BR>=cat000122&masterId=cat17740747&index=<BR>43&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat17740747cat000122 </link> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> That... <BR> <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod65350037&parentId<BR>=cat000122&masterId=cat17740747&index=<BR>142&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat17740747cat000122 </link> Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:33:20 EST funky or fugly? 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x20843831 <link>www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/p<BR>rod.jhtml?itemId=prod69380136&parentId<BR>=cat7690734&masterId=cat17740747&index<BR>=306&cmCat=cat000000cat000001cat177407<BR>47cat7690734 </link> Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:22:16 EST Free beauty products. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x20784324 Here is where you can go to get a month free trial of raw mineral cover up. I did it and I absolutely love it. I figured I would share the wealth with my fellow divas. <BR> http://minerals.rawnaturalbeauty.com/dms<BR>665/?gclid=COLb6fu5sZcCFRIcawodRRlijA Mon, 8 Dec 2008 11:37:39 EST This or That? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x20784274 I got this idea from another team, hope they don't mind but I loved participating in it and they don't do it anymore so I thought I would bring it back to play here. I will choose two different items that fit in the same group and you tell me if you would choose this or that and why. <BR> <BR> This... <BR> http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalo<BR>g/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod76850006&paren<BR>tId=cat19460733&masterId=cat13030735&i<BR>ndex=20&cmCat=cat000000cat000141cat130<BR>30735cat19460733 <... Mon, 8 Dec 2008 11:35:34 EST Funky or Fugly? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x20784152 I figured since we are all divas around here I would start a thread which I will post daily a different outfit and you give me your opinion. <BR> <BR> So here is the first one.... <BR> <BR> http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalo<BR>g/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod67130026&paren<BR>tId=cat000127&masterId=&index=92&cmCat<BR>=cat000000cat000001cat17740747cat000127 Mon, 8 Dec 2008 11:31:03 EST New years revolutions!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x20671773 It is almost that time again, to think about what you want to accomplish next year. Wed, 3 Dec 2008 18:54:26 EST Hello..... Is anyone here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x20671697 No one has been active in this group. We need to get everyone going. This is a horrible time of year to give up. WE have to get over these holiday hurdles. <BR> So let's get going? How did everyone do for thanksgiving and what is your goal to keep you being good for christmas and new years? Let's get a challenge going. How much does everyone what to lose by Jan. 1st? Wed, 3 Dec 2008 18:50:22 EST Tips on How to get through the Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x20587444 Let's think of some tips on how to not to overeat during the holidays. What awesome things can you guys think of? <BR> <BR> For example if someone comes over and they bring you a big box of cookies, I try not to eat any for a day or two, and then I can't take it anymore and eat 10 cookies a day till they're gone! lol Maybe I shold hide or give away the bad foods that I'm not used to having in the house.. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here's some ideas and tips for not overeating during the holidays: <BR>... Sun, 30 Nov 2008 19:29:52 EST Fasting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x20307246 I've decided to go on a fast!!! <BR> <BR> I'm taking my vitamins and drinking lots of fluids(water, tea, fruit juice, coffee). <BR> <BR> I'm trying to lose at least 10 pounds before Christmas. Plus I want to cleanse my body of all the bad toxins. <BR> <BR> I know that fasting is not the best/safest way to lose weight, but I'm kind of desperate! <BR> <BR> I'm so busy that it's hard to find/make time to work out(which I used to do 3-5 days a week). <BR> So I feel like when I don't get to wo... Tue, 18 Nov 2008 12:46:51 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x19533846 just wanted to say hello to the team Tue, 21 Oct 2008 16:06:36 EST hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x19108034 hey yal my name is Angelique ..Lique for short and Im exicted about joining this team give me some motivation ladies .. come o .. i have too much cute clothes in my closet that i cant fit lol !! smooches Mon, 6 Oct 2008 19:41:54 EST So Glad!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x18327685 Hey all, <BR> <BR> I just joined today and I'm so glad to be a part of this wonderful forum. I look forward to chatting with all the diva's. Good luck in meeting all your goals. Tue, 9 Sep 2008 01:44:10 EST need new jeans everytime you lose weight? doh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x18001162 a friend of mine used this and i'm debating jumping aboard. seems like both good motivation and a way to not waste money every time you drop a size. <BR> here you have it, girls...jean insurance: <BR> <BR> http://loseandwinfreejeans.blogspot.com/<BR>2008/04/this-is-how-it-works.html <BR> Wed, 27 Aug 2008 08:25:05 EST ideas on how to jump start metabolism? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x17974208 <BR> Okay, so there's the obvious ones: eat more meals, drink more water and eat spicy foods (no problem there, lol).. <BR> <BR> But what else works? Who's got thoughts and tips they'd like to share? <BR> Anyone do the 2468? It's worked for me in the past but it takes quite a bit of work to keep it up and resembles a diet wayyy too much. Tue, 26 Aug 2008 09:41:26 EST New DD in town http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x17496870 Hi all my name is Ruby , sorry have not been on much to get to know you all , but been busy with life....Just wanted to drop in and say HI and looking forward to reading the posts, a few really grabbed my eye so as soon as I grab another cup of coffee I am going to do just that! Fri, 8 Aug 2008 13:52:57 EST The August-S eptember 2008 Buddy Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x17310735 <BR> 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 str... Sat, 2 Aug 2008 13:36:51 EST BUDDY CHALLENGE---Au gust-September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x17285220 hey!!! you look great and your progress is inspiring!! would you like to join my buddy challenge?? its from august 1-sept 1. if you'd like to join the challenge but receive this comment after the start date, 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 14:17:19 EST New in Mi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x17166496 New to the team. Not to spark. I am just looking for a fun group to join and get to know Tue, 29 Jul 2008 10:07:26 EST Reintroduction if you will http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x17098650 Ok so i've been away for waaaaaaaaay too long lol. and i just caught wind that my 10 year reunion is in the works so i'm back to get whats left of my weight off AGAIN. I was kind of insecure and shy probably because of my weight at the time (seriously though lol i wasn't that big at all looking back) and when i do go to that reunion i don't want to revert back to that shy girl around everyone so i gotta get this off. Sun, 27 Jul 2008 10:35:16 EST Fall fashion! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x16980343 What's everyone scoping out for fall? <BR> What's on your fall fashion wish list? <BR> <BR> Mine: <BR> Knee-high black suede boots (rounded toe) <BR> Some beautiful long black cashmere sweaters <BR> Marc Jacobs' "Grapefruit" perfume :) <BR> A new LBD to throw over some opaque tights! Wed, 23 Jul 2008 14:02:30 EST hey :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x16217549 Hello everyone! I'm Ashley...I'm 20 years old. My main motivation to lose weight is so I can wear cute clothes and look good. Also so I can feel sexy for my boyfriend. He's always wanting me to strip for him, but I just feel so...disgusting, haha. So, yeah, I'll be doing that once I lose weight...lol. <BR> <BR> I just want to gain more confidence! Sat, 28 Jun 2008 01:01:56 EST Hourglass figure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x15988421 I neglected SP for a year, but I feel like i'm on back on track! Anyways, my problem is that I gain weight in my upper body (arms, cheeks, stomach), and no weight in my thigh/hip/butt area. I want to slim my upper body as much as possible while maintaining or even increasing the size of my lower body. Any tips? I want an hourglass figure! Fri, 20 Jun 2008 13:51:49 EST I need some advice!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x15694511 So it hasn't even been a week yet for me since I have started the program, but I had a few questions to the people that have been on here awhile to help me feel better about how to do my weight loss: <BR> <BR> First-- If you go over your calorie-intakes lets say on one or two days out of the week...like for example the weekends are my worst time..as long as you do good most of the week do you think it's ok?? <BR> <BR> Second-- How long did it take for you to start seeing results...I know ... Tue, 10 Jun 2008 19:44:20 EST Novice Diva http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x15241249 I'm from B.C. I'm a writer/performer/comedian and an aspiring Pin-up Model and Roller Derby girl. <BR> <BR> This group seems more fun and lively than most of the other Spark forums...perhaps because it's the only one with a Sex Poll ;-) Mon, 26 May 2008 16:49:55 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x15236044 hello everyone. I am new to this team and wanted to say Hi! Mon, 26 May 2008 12:15:48 EST Divas, Divas, Divas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x15007704 Hello all excited to be here. I have always been a closet diva when I gained weight. I decided to come out of the closet and tackle this thing head on. I am going to continue being the diva that I love so much. That's called loving yourself no narcistic attitude here with me. <BR> <BR> I have a tip for anyone that has kids. Get them on a track team. I am unable to escape not getting 5 days in on the track. My kids are out there so it is effortless to put my headsets on while they are ... Sun, 18 May 2008 04:39:34 EST What's up Spark People? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x14990202 Hi, I'm new to SP. And along with losing weight, I'm trying to become a more fashionable. I love fashion, I really love to look at the clohtes in magazines, and I'm interested in putting things together in a fun and interesting way. <BR> But! I'm tragically unfashionable. I wear a uniform to work, and all my other stuff is jeans and oversized t-shirts. So..yeah..just looking improve! Sat, 17 May 2008 03:02:12 EST It's ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x14906965 LOL yea im silly but im 26 years old starting to go back to school. I have lost about 60 pounds I have about 40 more to go. Im Kiaeah and im here to stay lol Im always up for meeting new people so hit me up Wed, 14 May 2008 07:44:59 EST Words of Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x14243501 This evening I was reading a chapter in the book "The Health Seeker's Handbook" by Bob Merberg. The chapter was on a rewarding yourself for the small things, don't wait until the large milestone to reward yourself for doing good. Anyway he was talking about having the motivation to plant a garden but he had a large lemon tree that was damaging his veggies as the lemons feel from the tree. Tired of this he trimmed some branches off and saw sunlight that hadn't been there before. This encou... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 22:26:03 EST Calories!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x13830522 I need help getting my calories down! <BR> <BR> I do not believe in diets, I do believe in healthy, ENJOYABLE eating (meaning no cardboard food/shakes/bars). But I want (and need) to reduce the amount of calories I eat WITHOUT feeling hungry. I'm trying, I've even skipped eating breakfast a couple of days a week(I know its a No-no) which is VERY hard because I have a ahem healthy appetite. <BR> <BR> Please help me ladies. <BR> <BR> P.S. I am on the go alot so I don't have time for a lot ... Tue, 8 Apr 2008 17:25:19 EST Introduc ng...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x13804564 Hey divas! I'm Melody... mother of two beautiful children (boy and girl) and wife of one beautiful man.... on a quest to be just a little more beautiful myself. I look forward to all of our discussions. This looks like a fun team to be on. Hope y'all got room for me! Mon, 7 Apr 2008 23:56:57 EST What works for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x13777430 Okay, I started April out with not quite a bang but at least a few firecrackers. I lost 1.5 pounds this first week and I'm back in Onederland where I intend to stay. I exercised and ate better last week but I know that I only scratched the surface of my potential. Anybody have any suggestions or tips on how to get more out of my exercise program. I don't want to just go through the motions. I want to rock it! What have you done that gets more results? <BR> Mon, 7 Apr 2008 10:07:09 EST HI IM NEW!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x13747427 Hi my name is Avery and Im 22, I am a cop in the military and I need to loose some leftover weight from when I had my son almost 2 years ago. I am currently also in school and I am majoring in Criminal Justice. I'm always up for chatting and having a good time. Sun, 6 Apr 2008 09:05:03 EST Reintroduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x13506833 ok so this is a reintroduction...i was on this team last year but fell off the wagon at christmas time and i haven't been able to get back into it since but this time around my husband is going to be working out with me so i'm hoping that will help the motivation. sooooooo i guess i'm back! Sat, 29 Mar 2008 11:03:09 EST Hello New Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x13331006 Hello I'm Chrissy(25) from PA. I've recently joined SP and I'm really looking forward to getting to know everyone, as well as receiving support and encouragement from all of you. Sat, 22 Mar 2008 22:28:34 EST Darlings.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x13190749 I want to introduce myself. I'm new to the group and just recently joined SP. I am going to lose 100 pounds in the next 10-14 months. I am accepting any motivational ideas or words of wisdom. Ladies I'm going to keep it real here, I've been lazy as hell and it's been hard to get it going. I am 380 pounds and 28 years old. I'm getting married in Jamacia in 2009 and will be starting a family. The extra has to go. Let's get it done. Mon, 17 Mar 2008 14:55:13 EST newbie to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x13147172 hello to every one just wonted to introduce my self and say hi!! Sat, 15 Mar 2008 19:46:12 EST Only 20 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x13007532 I wish I could get that scale really moving. I know the drill of muscle vs. fat. But when that scale doesn't move it still bugs me. However, I have seen small results in the clothes. Fitting better and more comfortable in my jeans. Want to still get down in weight. Mon, 10 Mar 2008 21:09:54 EST Hello Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x12900612 Hello ladies! My name is Brandi! I just recently joined sparkpeople and i'm on a mission to lose 20 pounds!! I'm also hoping to find extra support with this group. Off to losing weight!!!! Thu, 6 Mar 2008 20:09:05 EST Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x12804895 As we all know, March is here. Summer is right around the corner. Are you ready? Shorts, swimsuits, skirts... they're coming. I am working hard to get where I want to be by summer. How are you ladies doing? Mon, 3 Mar 2008 20:02:16 EST Hey ladies!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x12656411 My name is Barbara, but everyone calls me Barbi. I was reading a few posts from this group and really enjoyed the camaraderie between all the ladies. I'm looking forward to talking to y'all at some point. Until then, best of luck!! <BR> <BR> TTFN! Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:03:58 EST Hellllllo Divas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x12514331 Hi I'm Madison. I joined SP on Tuesday so I'm still pretty new. <BR> <BR> I have some serious eating habits that need to change--I could live forever off of Reese's and Pepsi. I also really want to get into shape. <BR> <BR> I'm 21 and, like most 21 year olds, am just learning the important lessons of adulthood. I've come to the conclusion recently that I deserve to give myself the best of me and that my body is the only one I will ever have and I need to take some serious care of it.... Fri, 22 Feb 2008 13:50:10 EST Feeling down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x12311993 Hello everyone. I am starting to fall into my routine again. I need somehing else to keep me sparked. I am lost as to what things I need to be eating. I get so mad at myself. I am just so comfortable with my "old" routines. How long should it take for me to feel the "new" routine? I hope soon. I am not prepared to give up yet. <em>198</em> Fri, 15 Feb 2008 16:20:12 EST Hello to you all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x12260522 Hi yall. I'm Deb, and when I saw this group I knew I had to join. Hope to get to know you all and develop some good friendships. Wed, 13 Feb 2008 21:46:43 EST Hi All, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x12036793 Hi, My name is Thea and I have been apart of Sparks for awhile but not much into groups before. Goodluck to everyone losing weight and don't get discouraged :) Wed, 6 Feb 2008 15:39:08 EST Hello Divas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x11973008 I had to chuckle when I came upon this group. I consider myself a fashion lover and a closet diva so maybe this will help me put the two together a little better. This is only my second day on SP and so far I am loving it. I am 29, married with no kids, and my husband has always promised that when we buy our first home he will make a closet just for my shoes! lol Anyway, I look forward to meeting you all and making friends. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 4 Feb 2008 17:14:09 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x11917961 Hi am Kristen and I am new. looking forward to meeting you! Sat, 2 Feb 2008 17:44:29 EST Fashion Emergency http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x11917364 Ok, So I bought this great blue dress for my friend's wedding (in two weeks) It's not quite navy blue, but its a dark blue, silky material. <BR> <BR> My question is.... what kind of shoes do I get? Black wouldn't look right... Do I go with silver? gold? I've seen a dark blue patent flat type shoe... should I try to get a blue shoe? Sat, 2 Feb 2008 17:12:45 EST NEW GAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x11679480 HELLO EVERYONE, MY NAME IS NOELLE. I JUST WANT TO START OFF BY SAYING, THANK GOD THIS SITE IS ***FREE***. SO MANY SITES CHARGE. I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT LOSING WEIGHT AND I WILL DO IT. I LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW EVERYONE. I AM READY AND MOTIVATED THANKS TO SP. I JOINED YESTERDAY, AND I AM DEFINITELY SERIOUS ABOUT THIS. I AM 24 YEARS OLD AND A MOTHER OF 3 LITTLE GIRLS. MY HUSBAND IS A COOK, AND HE IS EXCELLENT. THIS HAS SOME ADVANTAGES AND LOTS OF DISADVANTAGES FOR ME. I HAVE TO TRY TO... Sat, 26 Jan 2008 02:07:39 EST Need your fashion help!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x11638467 My 80s boots: <BR> <link>img521.imageshack.us/img521/4649/sta<BR>nkjt6.jpg </link> <BR> ...the straight-leggedness of these boots looks pretty weird. Are they fab or just plain old trash? <BR> Need your fashion help!!! Thu, 24 Jan 2008 19:05:35 EST Hi, I'm new--need motivation!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x11460976 Hi there! I'm a new member and have gotten off track the past week with my weight loss plans. Before I joined I had already lost 15 lbs, but lately I have been slacking. I used to be a fashion diva too, but I feel so bad about the way I look that I have lost myself a little bit. HELP! I need some motivation today! Thanks! <em>234</em> Sat, 19 Jan 2008 10:12:06 EST I'm new and this is the team I've been looking for http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x11440266 Hi I'm 25, recently married with 3 kids (two step). I love fashion and am truly a diva on the inside. Sometimes that can be a bad thing. Looking to be thin again and find people that will inspire and keep motivating me! Fri, 18 Jan 2008 13:54:30 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x11398535 Hi I am Destiny and I am new. I am looking forward to a new lifestyle. Thu, 17 Jan 2008 10:47:04 EST why im here?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x11349053 im here because i find it so encouraging to stick to my weight loss program when im around you ladies who ave been doing it consistantly for Weeks,Months some even YEARS!...i know we all can overcome our Weight/Health issues if we put our mind to it! im a newbie here hopefully you all will encourage me and i will make sure to do the same! Tue, 15 Jan 2008 22:51:19 EST 21 and hopeful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x11345782 Hey! <BR> <BR> I am Theresa, I am 21 yrs old and just had a son 5 months ago. Losing the baby weight has NOT been an easy task for me. <BR> <BR> I was told about this site in a forum of mine by a friend. So far it seems amazingly helpful and motivating. I am really hoping to not only adapt a healthier life style, but also look and feel sexier! <BR> <BR> So I just wanted to introduce myself and say hey! Tue, 15 Jan 2008 21:03:55 EST hopeful hottie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x11272696 hey all, i joined this team because i felt like i could get along with all of you. i'm lauren and 19, living in baltimore. i cannot wait to lose all of this weight and be the gorgeous girl on the outside! Sun, 13 Jan 2008 22:14:56 EST Diva on the inside... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x11174936 Anyone else feel like a skinny girl stuck in a fat body? I was thin most of my life. I gradually gained the weight over the last few years. I almost reached 200, and realized I need to do something- NOW!!! I actually joined sparkpeople in September, but didn't stick with it for the first couple of months. But now I'm ready... and nothing's gonna stop me!!! <BR> <BR> (If any of you are looking for a buddy to help keep each other accountable just let me know! I'm a good motivator when it comes... Thu, 10 Jan 2008 16:02:30 EST bombshell to be.. in AZ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x11172986 Hi ya'll i'm new here... to spark and to the team. this looked like a fun team that i needed to be a part of! i can't wait to get my old self back... no wait... i cant wait to be a new and improved Emily, better than ever! Diva, bombshell, all of that! haha.... i hope this will be a great team to help me not only lose my weight but then go above and beyond and get into the best shape of my life and be able to flaunt my new figure in my bikini this summer yayayayaya!!! <em>36</em> Thu, 10 Jan 2008 14:53:45 EST The DIVA'S is my favorite team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x11144610 Mostly because we are so devestating!! But where has everyone gone?? Maybe we need a challenge or something new to talk about. Maybe we need some more motivation to get us going!! So I am asking everyone "Lets unite together and come up with a plan.. What challenge can we put out there to get our butts moving and get back to being involved. <BR> Let me know what you all think. I love the Diva team. Maybe some simple challege like for the next week lets check in with how much water we are drin... Wed, 9 Jan 2008 19:41:22 EST HI I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x11139773 <BR> Hi there! nice to meet you too. <BR> I will be around so... no hurry in responding... i have a new blog post each day , check it out and leave me a comment if you want- can I be a Diva someday:? <em>302</em> Wed, 9 Jan 2008 17:11:46 EST Diva in the re-Making http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x11116612 Hi everyone. I am 33 years old and live in Ohio. I am 15 pounds heavier than I want to be and am determined to get off my ass and back into Diva shape. Wish me luck, and good luck to all of you :) We can do this! <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Jan 2008 00:41:53 EST Cute Face, Chubby Waist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x10795680 Hey, great to join the team. I'm gonna be 20 in a few days, and my name is KristLe. I'm happily married and a mother of 1 little girl. I just joined the sparkers last night, so we'll see how this goes. I lost a tremendous amount of weight about five years ago, but put it back on like crazy. I got down to 160 pounds, and now I weigh around 330. If anyone has any helpful suggestions, or just wants to stop by and say hey, then check out my sparkpage and leave a comment! Good luck to every... Fri, 28 Dec 2007 23:22:16 EST I just wanted to say Merry Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x10728859 Hey everybody! <BR> I wanted to tell everybody Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and I hope you all have a great New Years. <BR> Since I started SP in May of this year I have lost 20lbs (prolly coulda done more), but in the last year I have lost about 50 lbs since giving birth. So I am extremley happy that we have spark people and best of all it is free. I really have learned alot from SP. I really appreciate all of the articles and information/emails that I receive daily. <BR> <BR> So anyway ... Mon, 24 Dec 2007 09:47:01 EST Sometimes I just feel like giving up.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x10563514 Sometime I just dont get it. Sometimes I just get so mad at myself. I mean I understand how to do it, I just dont like gaining when I am trying, it just gets me down. Gosh, I just dont understand how at some points in my life I can drop weight like that and at others its like if I smell salt I gain 2lbs, just from the air. lol. No really, I am ok, I just am at a frusterating point in my life and it is my birthday in 4 days ( I am super happy about that).... I am not writing this for sympathy,... Thu, 13 Dec 2007 01:51:23 EST Laugh While You Loose!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x10533873 Hey Divas!!! <BR> <BR> Have you heard!!! Gospel Great Vickie Winans along with trainer Kiersten Lane has released a " Laugh While You Loose Fitness DVD". Preorder yours today at http://www.vickiewinans.com/ <BR> <BR> I have personally seen it and it is great! It is like having your own personal trainer in your home. Along with the uplifting of Vickie Winans and her trainer Kiersten you will not only loose weight but you will also laugh while ya loosing it. <BR> <BR> Vickie also has a two... Tue, 11 Dec 2007 11:13:19 EST hi, I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x10442780 finally, a minute to myself now that the kids I babysit are back with their parents and the phone has stopped ringing! woo! <BR> <BR> anyways. I joined a bunch of teams tonight so this is going to be a kind of generic hello, but here goes: <BR> <BR> hi! my name is Rachel, and I'm 24. (my best friend has the same name and is the same age, it's neat.) I recently moved to Southbridge, MA, but it's a horrible little slum-hell of a town, so I don't usually like to admit that I live there. um... ... Wed, 5 Dec 2007 21:17:18 EST THE LADDER - good cardio and strength training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x10345914 I just thought I would post this workout, if anyone was interested in looking at it.. I got it from NANDRE1's sparkpage, He is in training to become a Cop for LA. Here it is... Good Cardio and strength training.. <BR> <BR> Due to popular demand here is the ladder exercie...if you try it make sure you let me know how it goes: <BR> <BR> Hey all I have been challenged with this new resistance workout in the police academy and my body is totally transforming Im getting all cut up and I have no... Fri, 30 Nov 2007 12:43:42 EST The bug.. Anyone else caught it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x10345797 Im getting sick... I was hoping to avoid this nasty flu bug thing going around. I am trying to stay strong still but I can feel it creeping up on me... My noise is stuffed, I am congested and I cant hear worth a darn.. I feel so tired also.. I have also worked 50 plus hours this week... Fri, 30 Nov 2007 12:38:25 EST The 3 a.m. work out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x9998332 well I have decided to wake up @ 3am to work out. I am going to try to get my work out in before I go to work in the morning. And now that it is the Holidays that just may be the only time that I am free. The only trouble that I might face is that I am still breast feeding my baby and she is use to getting up with me and feeding before I go to work. However she is almost 1 (Nov 15) and I think she may be ok it just might take sometime getting use to it. <BR> <BR> <em>186</em> <em>251</em> ... Sat, 10 Nov 2007 10:27:10 EST 6 days and no latte's and counting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x9940803 Anyone fell the need to give something up. Something that you have been wanting to try, but just havent gotten there yet. For me it is latte's and that is the hardest thing that I have done so far. So I am at 6 days and counting. Anyway, good luck to everyone. <BR> If you would like, just post something you would like to try to give up. Maybe there are others in your shoes. Wed, 7 Nov 2007 11:47:01 EST new years eve challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x9908921 I think since New Years Eve is a night where alot of us go out and want to look our best, maybe we should start a challenge for it, like the new year, new you slim down or something fun like that. Is anybody else interested? <BR> <BR> Sincerely, <BR> Athena Valentine Tue, 6 Nov 2007 01:41:45 EST I am back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x9876761 with more determination than ever. This time I will do it! Sun, 4 Nov 2007 14:21:41 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x9806077 My name is Davina, just wanted to say Hey! I have 5 children and I have been happily married for 5.5yrs. I'm excited to be hear and looking forward to being part of the team! Wed, 31 Oct 2007 13:17:43 EST how important is breakfast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x9766200 When I wake up early, I want nothing more than an energy drink. Is it bad not to eat early? DOes it really mess up your diet and metabolism? Mon, 29 Oct 2007 14:55:08 EST The dreaded 5 pounds gained back!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x9714615 UHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! <BR> I am so mad at myself, I am so mad that I allowed myself to gain back any weight. <BR> Gosh it is such a downer. I know how I did it though, I didnt try. I gave up for a month. I wouldnt say that I ate to horribly though, however I didnt eat to great. And I didnt work out at all. I was so tired and that is not just an excuse. I have been working like 100 hours a payperiod. Which is almost non stop and I start my shift at 5am, which means I am up at 3:30 am and I do... Fri, 26 Oct 2007 10:23:58 EST Just doing the damn thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x9458025 Just stopped in to say hello to everyone. I'm new to SP. I seem to be finding my way pretty good. I look forward to losing the weight. Fri, 12 Oct 2007 12:05:13 EST Hello to all of my Fabulous Divas!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x9254530 Good morning ladies. My name is Alex and I am originally from St. Louis, MO but live in the South Bend, Indiana area...until reocation to Atlanta. <BR> <BR> I joined the forum 1. to ultimately get back to my healthy and in shape way of living that I mastered my first 2 years of college. 2. I have a Jamaican wedding June 14 and have to look absolutely fabulous while in the tropics. <BR> <BR> I have a degree in Industrial engineering but have a passion for fashion, makeup, arts...things that ... Tue, 2 Oct 2007 07:23:41 EST Just joined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x9233802 Hello! I just joined the group this morning. Looking forward to meeting you all and helping each other reach our goals! Mon, 1 Oct 2007 10:50:14 EST 12 Weeks and 12 Pounds Til Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x9177343 Divas, <BR> <BR> I think it's time for a 12 week Christmas Challenge where we focus on losing one pound a week. Nothing unrealistic or unmanageable but will undoubtedly result in a dress size drop for most of us. The challenge begins October 1st and lasts through December 23rd. This way you can have the week off for Christmas and New Year's looking fly. <BR> <BR> Anyone game? The check-in will be weekly. <BR> <BR> Nubie Thu, 27 Sep 2007 23:55:23 EST Future Fashion Icon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x9164300 They say if you want to acheive any goal that you must first state it and put it out into the universe. Well, I don't really consider myself a Diva, but I am a fashion icon in the making. <BR> <BR> Hi All, my name is Tanecia. I love fashion, art, and being creative. I hope to one day have my own fashion empire. A little Martha Stewart-esque. <BR> <BR> I love all fashion genres, shoes, accessories (a girl can NEVER have too many of either), and believe you should never allow yourself to ... Thu, 27 Sep 2007 11:20:27 EST New Member Checkin In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x9138022 Hello everyone <BR> <BR> I am hear to live a healthier life with less poundage LOL and set better examples for daughters. Wed, 26 Sep 2007 09:05:45 EST Grams in one ice-cream scoop - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x9060026 ello my pretties:) <BR> I was just wondering, would anyone know how many grams are there in one scoop of Baskin-Robbins ice-cream (on average)? I wasn't sure where to put this, but hopefully someone could help me out with this one:) <BR> <em>143</em> Sat, 22 Sep 2007 08:32:01 EST SUPER Excited http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=373x7117x9026966 So for the first time EVER I am in a size 5!!! I had made it up to an 18 and have worked it off. I wan't even a 5 in middle school!!! <BR> <em>224</em> Thu, 20 Sep 2007 14:00:36 EST What challenges are you in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x8970309 So I found a challenge on the Message Boards: 1000 Elliptical Miles. I'm wondering what cool/motivating challenges others have joined. <BR> <BR> Read further to see what challenges I'm currently a part of: <BR> <BR> Oh...I thought it over, waivered, and then kicked it up a notch. My plan is to do 1000 elliptical miles before 2008. That challenge got me to actually move my elliptical (cause it had been moved to the background and stuff had been put in front of it) But HA! Challenge time...t... Tue, 18 Sep 2007 01:49:29 EST What challenges are you in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x8970246 So I found a challenge on the Message Boards: 1000 Elliptical Miles. I'm wondering what cool/motivating challenges others have joined. <BR> <BR> Read further to see what challenges I'm currently a part of: <BR> <BR> Oh...I thought it over, waivered, and then kicked it up a notch. My plan is to do 1000 elliptical miles before 2008. That challenge got me to actually move my elliptical (cause it had been moved to the background and stuff had been put in front of it) But HA! Challenge time...t... Tue, 18 Sep 2007 01:41:58 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x8959582 Found this team and decided to join. <BR> <BR> Jan Mon, 17 Sep 2007 15:27:22 EST Hi Divas!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x8944474 I am new to this site and learning my way around. I will be getting started on Monday. I am glad I found this web site so I can have the support and challenge each day to do what is right for me. Looking forward to a new and improved me... <em>231</em> Sun, 16 Sep 2007 22:41:08 EST my pants button again!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x8899183 I can't believe it... I was cleaning out my closet and packing away all my "skinny" clothes that haven't fit in a year or so, and on a whim I decided to pull on a pair of pants and see how bad the damage really was... and they fit! My size TENS fit! <BR> They're still a bit tight - not quite comfortable to really wear yet, but I started this journey at a size fourteen six months ago. I can't believe I've almost dropped two pants sizes! <BR> <BR> Best part? I'm going to try my wedding dr... Fri, 14 Sep 2007 08:54:10 EST Joke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x8793705 What did the Mama Volcano say to the baby Volcano?? <BR> <BR> <BR> I LAVA YOU!! <BR> <BR> Anyone else got any jokes? <BR> <BR> That is from my 8 year old Sun, 9 Sep 2007 12:22:38 EST First time Kindergartner here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x8793536 So tomorrow is my daughter Savant'e first day of Kindergarten. I am so excited to take her to school. She is so sweet and so shy and she is a little nervous about going to school for the first time, she said she is affraid to learn and cried, which made me sad. But I know she will do great. <BR> <BR> Anyone else got a kindergartner starting this year? Sun, 9 Sep 2007 12:12:38 EST Mini Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=372x7117x8778409 Well I lost 1 pound of my mini goal of losing 8lbs. <BR> Sat, 8 Sep 2007 12:27:36 EST Men & Woman Needs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x8748224 Hey Ladies! My friend sent this over to me today. I thougt it was so funny! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. <BR> <BR> NO SEX TONIGHT! <BR> <BR> I never quite figured out why the sexual urge of men and women differ so much. And I never have figured out the whole Venus and Mars thing. I have <BR> never figured out why men think with their head and women with their heart. <BR> <BR> FOR EXAMPLE: One evening last week, my girlfriend and I were getting into bed. <BR> <BR> Well, the p... Thu, 6 Sep 2007 22:42:43 EST intro 2 me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x8740162 hey fellow divas just wanted to introduce myself. the team sounded interesting so i decided to join. my name is buffie im 36 yrs old and just looking for encouragement and fun conversation with people who are reaching for the same goal as myself whether its 5 or 200lbs after reading some of the post it seems i will be right at home on this team Thu, 6 Sep 2007 14:42:45 EST Im setting a mini goal for myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x8736093 my mini goal, which I plan to really focus on, is to lose 8 lbs this month. <BR> <BR> Anyone else want to make a mini goal? <BR> <BR> Dont forget to update Thu, 6 Sep 2007 11:25:20 EST A new Diva http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7117x8718548 Hi I am new to this board. But not new to SP have been here since Feb and have lost most of the weight I have wanted to but I am having a hard time right now. I need something new to get me going again so I hope maybe think and feeling like a diva well help with the last few pounds. Wed, 5 Sep 2007 15:42:25 EST Getting to Know You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7117x8700871 Now here's what you're supposed to do... And please do not spoil the Fun. <BR> Copy and paste my answers and type in your answers. <BR> The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known facts about those on your team. <BR> <BR> Three jobs I have had in my life: <BR> 1. File Clerk <BR> 2. Check Processor <BR> 3 Purchasing Agent/Buyer <BR> <BR> Three Places that I have lived: <BR> 1. Yakima, WA <BR> 2. Tieton, WA <BR> 3. Yakima, WA <BR> <BR> Three TV shows I like to watch: <BR> 1. Sa... Tue, 4 Sep 2007 20:05:12 EST