SparkPeople Men of Color Team Messageboard This is a group for all men of color from around the world who need support in accomplishing their weight loss goals. SparkPeople Men of Color Team Messageboard Brand New Start Page Did you know is getting a makeover? There's a new Start Page, and it's much more personalized than the old one. You probably have seen it already if you're reading this. I’m always open to improvements. I have seen many changes since joining in 2006. I like the changes, and I hope you will too. Check it out: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:50:12 EST Anyone Left on this Team? ??? <BR> <BR> Wondering if anyone is left on our Men of Color Team? <BR> <BR> This team can be special, but only will ever be as strong as we make it. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts please reply... <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <BR> Johnny <BR> <em>104</em> <em>386</em> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:18:29 EST Any New Goals from anyone in 2013? Off to an excellent Start in 2013. <BR> <BR> Now working in consistency and eating Habits.... <BR> <BR> Blessings to All and Much Success!!!! <BR> <BR> Johny Mon, 14 Jan 2013 02:35:53 EST Anybody Left in the Group? <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Anyone left to keep this group going. We all need to get more involved to keep this group going! <BR> <BR> Tue, 4 Sep 2012 22:44:33 EST Men's Health 101 The US Department of Health and Human Services, The Office of Minority Health, has some very useful information for men. Much of it shouldn't be a surprise, as we've heard it all before. But it's always good to be reminded of it. Check it out here: <BR> <link><BR>tent.aspx?ID=3733 </link> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:01:58 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR TEAM! Hey Team! I hope everybody had a good holiday and a Happy New Year. As the year begins I know a lot of you are making resolutions and trying to start the new year with a BANG! Just remember to start slow and take baby steps in your journeys. A lot of times we get caught up in going "cold turkey" and making things difficult for ourselves. That's how we end up losing focus and quitting. <BR> <BR> Well I hope you guys have a great day and remember to stay positive and focus. <BR> <BR> -M... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 10:37:42 EST Good day Everyone. My name is Shaun, 22, in college and tired of being over overweight. I am a Martial arts fan and use to be an exercise buff. My goal is to get to a weight that i am comfortable with. I am a writer of poetry and a lover of gardening (even though i haven't done either of late). Hope to make motivational friends here. Best of luck to all on your weight loss goals. Mon, 5 Oct 2009 11:11:28 EST Rewarding Yourself A cool article on the website talks about the importance of rewarding yourself. It's nice when someone smiles at you and tells you you're looking good and encourages you as you are making progress. That is a great reward for you. But you have to reward yourself. <BR> <BR> Read the article. Rewarding yourself is just as important as eating right and doing your exercise: <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=86 </link> Thu, 9 Jul 2009 12:37:56 EST Diet Friendly Dining I saw this today and thought it might be helpful. People tend to eat out more as we move into summer months. <BR> <link><BR>t_friendly_dining_are_your_extreme_fav<BR>orites_on_the_2009_list </link> Thu, 4 Jun 2009 12:03:56 EST Spring is Here We're right in the middle of Spring. Are you making progress toward your goals? If you are that's GREAT! If not, don't feel bad. Now is the time to get back on track and renew your goals. Believe me, we all fall off the wagon. Here is a good article on the topic to help you. Lots of good tips you may want to try: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>23107 </link> Mon, 11 May 2009 13:11:10 EST OOPS!!!!! <BR> Wrong team.... <BR> Blessings; <BR> Love Luyah <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:30:08 EST Renewed Goals for the New Year Hey Fellas, <BR> <BR> Hope 2008 is ending on a good note for all of you. As the New Year begins, take time to refocus your health and fitness goals. I suggest that you identify ONE area where you tend to fall short that you will work on for 2009. <BR> <BR> For me, it’s my exercise routine. I do well for a couple of weeks then quit. Then after a week or so, I get pumped up again for 2-3 weeks then slack off a while. I want to try to be much more consistent with my routine. <BR> <B... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 14:08:31 EST Getting Back On Track Sparkpeople published this informative article on getting back on track. It gives 25 ideas to help you. My top three favorites are: getting in a short workout when ever you can; eating a healthy breakfast; and taking the stairs. <BR> <BR> Take a look at the article and find some that you can add to your daily routine: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1062 </link> Mon, 1 Dec 2008 07:42:48 EST Osteoporosis in Men Here is an interesting and informative article from Men's Health Magazine about osterporsis in men. It's not a disease that is just for women like many people once thought...and like many other diseases, people of color are at higher risk. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>steoporosis_M.htm?p=1 </link> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 09:28:54 EST What's your Motivation Brothers I want to hear from you. What motivates you to conquer weight loss and keep it off? What do you do, limit food, work out, watch what you eat etc...? <BR> Ty Mon, 9 Jun 2008 23:42:36 EST Goal Hey Brothers, <BR> <BR> What do ya think of a 10-cups of water per day goal? I have been doing that this week. It makes a difference on how you feel throughout the day. Also, water helps weight loss. <BR> <BR> Ty Thu, 5 Jun 2008 23:59:25 EST New Member Whats up Fellas, <BR> <BR> I'm glad to be part of this group. It's good to see us doing positive things. I'm 5'8, my current weight is 214. My goal is to lose 20 and gain some muscles in the next months. My wife is also a sparks member. She encouraged me to join. So Here I am. <BR> <BR> Ty Sun, 1 Jun 2008 21:30:34 EST New Just dropping a very brief hello... hope to chat with you folks later! Fri, 23 May 2008 13:19:39 EST How Are Y'all Doing? It's been pretty darn quiet up in here. How is everyone doing with their goals (i.e., diet and exercise and progress toward goals)? <BR> <BR> I'm doing okay. I seem to get to a point and then stop and don't see any progress. Then I'll start making progress again then stop again. Funny how at first, my progress was constant and steady. <BR> <BR> But at least I am still making progress. I'm sticking with my plan and remaining motivated. <BR> <BR> What about everyone else? Are you g... Thu, 20 Mar 2008 21:00:42 EST NEW MEMBER originally from Ohio, been living in Las Vegas for the past 10 years where food is always great and available. I am trying to get back down under 200 first. I want to be in the 170-180 range by September 2008. Good to see a group for men (black men especially) who need weightloss support. This is not only about looking good, but losing weight for our health and avoiding some of the weight induced problems we have as blacks later on in life. <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Jan 2008 13:36:41 EST New here... New guy here in Ohio looking for some good support from the brothers. I've lost over 40 lbs. before and let myself slip up. <BR> <BR> I'm ready to get back on track, but could use a kick in the butt on occasion. <BR> <BR> K Sat, 22 Dec 2007 11:03:41 EST Ready and willing Hey wassup my name is Michael. I finally decided to give this website a try,I'm here looking to get rid of the flab and change it into muscle. I hope to get alot of tips and meet others with whom I can help or have help me through this journey. Sun, 8 Jul 2007 22:33:57 EST Allow me to Re-introduced myself.... What's up Men of Color... <BR> My name is Cozean. I was born and raised in the Midwest (Indiana), but I now live in Atlanta, GA. <BR> <BR> In December of 2006 I began my lifestyle change weighing-in at 425 pounds. I joined the another site a couple of months ago hoping that it would give me the push I needed to stay motivated. Recently I found about about this site and was surprised to see that it had more to offer and was free. Last month I reached my first milestone by breaking the 380 b... Wed, 9 May 2007 12:11:41 EST We fall down!! Man did I fall.... I was looking at some photos from a couple of years ago and I had the "look and feel" but as we all do too often, I allowed myself to slip back into my "old ways". I found any and every excuse not to workout or eat right. I guess I was having a moment; one that lasted for two years. But there comes a time when we must "get up".. and I must say that I am on my knees at this moment...LOL My arms are so sore from this week's workouts that I want to cut them off...but I do ... Thu, 26 Apr 2007 14:00:04 EST struggling weekends Does anybody else feel that this is the time where you most likely fall off your routine? For me the wife is at home and I don't have to work which is cool but bad at the same time with the diet. Sat, 24 Mar 2007 06:13:53 EST Hello W'sup folks. I'm coming at you from Canada. Just wanted say Hi and I hope I can give and get help and advice or encouragement from any of you. Fri, 9 Mar 2007 08:56:41 EST Who is you guys pick for the superbowl? since i'm from chicago i gotta go with my bears. Its going to be tough beating the saints, but the bears know how to pull off a win regardless of the situation. Mon, 15 Jan 2007 16:45:43 EST WELCOME MEN OF COLOR Hey guys I just want to welcome you to the Men of Color message board. I've been looking all over Sparkpeople for message boards that deal with men of color and I couldn't find one. I hope this message board will help all memebers with their goals and accomplishments. GO BEARS! <BR> <BR> -Marcus <BR> <BR> <em>85</em> Mon, 15 Jan 2007 12:54:44 EST