SparkPeople Ladies Who love Ink Team Messageboard For women who enjoy and embrace tattoos. We're friendly, supportive and on the path to a healthier us together! SparkPeople Ladies Who love Ink Team Messageboard Hello again! I thought I would reintroduce myself.... I'm 23 years old, have loved tattoos for a long time, and would love to get more once I'm in better shape. I have several tattoos that have unfortunately suffered from weight gain during pregnancy but I know that's part of it. Looking forward to reconnecting with the team! Fri, 6 Dec 2013 16:25:57 EST this is not working sorry guys I am leaving this team anyone want to take over you are very welcome Sat, 23 Nov 2013 16:40:19 EST Tuesday Tip <em>318</em> Is fitting in some workout time a struggle for you? Finding motivation to keep going, starting, or restarting can be tricky! These two articles might be of help to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> 14 Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Workout Routine <BR> Stop Failure Before it Starts <BR> -- By Julie Isphording, former Olympian <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> For some of us out there, if we could just convince ourselves that there is enough time in the day to exercise, ... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 14:30:13 EST come on team this team used to great with people talking every day what happened? Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:49:51 EST break outs after tattoos Does anyone else break out after getting new tattoos? I recently got a new tattoo and got a cover up and broke out after both. Its around the tattoos and under them. They itch, so I put Noxzema on. It helps but taking a long time to go away. I'm too embarrassed to call the tattooist to see if its normal. Wed, 8 May 2013 22:52:39 EST i have a date with my tattooist I am going to to my tattooist on the 24th of this month., I am having my foot done I have been looking and looking for ideas, I thought of birds, flowers or bugs and spiders. <BR> any ideas, my friends? Fri, 3 May 2013 15:38:10 EST Cremation Tattoo Has anyone ever heard of this? I blogged about it, but didn't get back many responses so i thought i would ask here. My mom died in 2005 and i had her cremated. I am going to get a tattoo in her memory, but decided to include her ashes into the ink. Has anybody else ever done that? I've been reading up on it, and so far haven't came upon any bad stories. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:53:24 EST tattoo cover ups Does tattoo cover ups hurt more than getting tattoos? I have one I'd like to get covered up. Its nothing like what I wanted. It looks like something a third grader done. Instead of something pretty and realistic; its cartoonish. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:56:10 EST MAD ABOUT MARCH CHALLENGE! Who wants to turn up the heat on your exercise routine for the month of March?! I do, I do! For this month, in conjuction for those of you who are partaking in the 10 pounds to Summer Challenge, we will do a list of set goals we want to accomplish by the end of March, that will increase our strength training, cardio, and stretching. <BR> Some of us have hit plateus and we wonder why we are not losing more inches or pounds; our bodies sometimes get use to our workouts. Or, if we are not consi... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:05:07 EST Tuesday Tip I so needed to read this! <BR> <BR> **Fitting Healthy Habits Into Your Hectic Life <BR> 13 Tips to Get More Nutrition and Fitness into Your Day <BR> -- By Life Coach Mary Guarino, Ph.D. <BR> <BR> There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you need to do. And it can feel like an added stressor when you are trying to integrate healthy habits into your already hectic schedule. But if you make time for healthy habits, you’ll find yourself with extra rese... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:57:39 EST hello again from the UK hi, my name is Linda i was on this team a couple of years ago, in fact i was co leader for a while. any way, since then i have had 2 more tats and i have plans for at least 3 more this year maybe more i am not sure. you see i have a big problem my tattooist is a good friend who has his own studio and he always insists on mates rates, well i suppose it is`nt as much as a problem more than too much... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 15:30:24 EST Tip for Today Need some ideas for exercise. This article is chock full of them! <BR> <BR> Over 110 Cardio Workout Ideas <BR> Limitless Options for Aerobic Exercise <BR> -- By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung functio... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:12:47 EST Thursdays Tip hope this will help you kick the cola habit <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-sodas-soft-drinks-may-raise-risk-depr<BR>ession-183000091.html </link> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 08:32:42 EST Post your step here.... Please post your daily steps here......My challenge is 10,000 a day. No matter what the count is ,every step does countable for what you do..... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) 000000 <BR> 2) 000000 <BR> 3) 000000 <BR> 4) 000000 <BR> 5) 00000 <BR> 6) 0000 didn't wear pedometer <BR> 7) 4316 <BR> 8) 7345 <BR> 9) <BR> 10) <BR> 11) <BR> 12) <BR> 13) Sun, 6 Jan 2013 10:18:13 EST New on this team! Hi <BR> I'll be 55 next month and have had tattoos for 30 years. Back then it seems like just the BAD A$$ Biker girls had tattoos. Nice to see things have changed over the years. <BR> At one point in my life I weighed 200 lbs. 1988. Now around 155 to 160 give or take the 5 I have NEVER been skinny ..I just want to make it to 150 and stay there...and be healthy. <BR> Check out my page and stop by any time.... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 09:17:31 EST 10 Pounds to Summer Challenge Yes ladies, it has begun, the count down to summer. We are nearly 5 months away from hot weather, meaning less clothing... (well, I'd love to try and wear shorts this year) <BR> The meaning of this challenge, is not to only try to lose 10 pounds by the end of May, but to lose AT LEAST 10 pounds by the end of May. 10 pounds in 5 months can be easy for other, and hard for some. But, let's try and shoot for 10 pounds. My reasoning? Because think of yourself, at the beach, or the lake, walking th... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 13:47:50 EST 2013 Plans Hi lovely ladies! <BR> <BR> Yes, it's that time again, where we are continuously thinking about what we DIDN't do well this past year, and what we want to achieve this coming new year. Well, instead of hearing "RESOLUTIONS".. I'd like to hear just what do you look forward in doing for yourself to make you happy. I'll start: <BR> <BR> I would like to continue to not drink alcohol, I'm enjoying this new found sobriety <BR> I would like to continue to explore cleaner, organic eating habits <BR... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:48:31 EST To exercise when sick, or not? I have come down with a cold all of a sudden,as most people do this time of year. Seems like everywhere I look I see sniffles, red noses, coughing and sneezing faces... It's hard to escape a seasonal cold sometimes. But when you are going strong with your work out, should you keep going even with sickness or take a break? I checked out and founda article that explains quite alot.... <BR> <BR> The answer depends on what ails you, experts tell WebMD. For example, exercising with a co... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 20:27:05 EST Fit Tip for the Holidays! With all the festivities going on this time of year, temptation seems to be everywhere. Before you give in, think: is this good for me, for my health, and for my heart. Some tips about heart healthy eating. <BR> <BR> Eating for a Healthy Heart <BR> A Heart-Healthy Diet Plan <BR> -- By Becky Hand, MS, RD, LD with Nicole Nichols, Health Educator <BR> <BR> Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effec... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 08:24:00 EST Inspiring and Motivational Quotes! The point of this topic is to post our favorite motivational, inspiring, strength and success filled quotes to keep us going! I'm going to start with one of my most absolutely favorite quotes of all times.... <BR> <BR> "Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Chec... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:56:33 EST Knowing you hunger type Yesterday on Dr. Oz, a psychologist, Dr. Ramani, spoke about most of us eat when we are not even hungry, but our "hunger type" is what causes our cravings and we over eat because of this. <BR> <BR> Hunger Type #1: Sensory .. smells, sights, sounds, make you want to eat that specific food. You smell pizza, or you see a hamburger ad on a billboard, you want it. <BR> <BR> Hunger Type #2: Emotional... anger, sadness, boredom... you eat according to your emotion. If you are mad, do you crave s... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:06:33 EST What does your Tattoo mean? I got one at the beginning of my journey to represent that life was happening now, not 10 pounds from now. I had always wanted a tattoo, but was going to wait until I got thin. I kept waking up fat. Then I wondered, what if thin never happens? So I decided to live in the day. I got a tattoo of Victorian flowers and a little Christian fish swimming in them on my right back shoulder. It's to remind me also to stop and smell the flowers and pat myself on the back. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 04:29:02 EST Hi! Hi everyone! So excited to find an ink group!! I truly feel that this is my time to find myself and be the person I have hidden deep down inside! I have four tattoos currently and am using new ink as goal rewards!! Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:34:30 EST Hello Everyone! :) Hi! I'm Jacquelynn. I am a 20-something runner who is looking to tone up and lose a few extra pounds! I exercise daily and count my calorie intake. I am vegetarian, love reading and love Christ! I am currently training to run a 36 mile relay race in July. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:07:51 EST HOLO! Im Shannon, I'm 27 and I love tattoos! I would be covered in them if I didn't have children...not because I'm a mom and "MOMS CAN'T HAVE TATTOOS", but because our money ends up usually getting spent on them and not on mine and my husbands awesome tattoos, lol. I think we seriously come up with at least one new tattoo idea every single day! I currently have 3 bigger pieces (chest, back and right arm) and 3 smaller ones. I also love piercings, I have 10 of those that I keep in. I am currently ... Thu, 24 May 2012 10:47:48 EST Happy Mother's Day from Spark - Free E-book From Spark Staff: <BR> <BR> To celebrate Mother's Day this year, we're giving you a sneak peek into "The SparkPeople Cookbook” with our first FREE e-book, "Light and Easy Mother's Day Brunch Recipes from SparkPeople," written by Chef Meg. These light and delicious brunch recipes are easy enough for dad and the kids to cook up, but will make mom feel special and appreciated! <BR> <BR> Inside this FREE e-book, you will get 3 sweet and 3 savory dishes that are perfect for a Mother's Day brun... Tue, 8 May 2012 08:29:33 EST Elliptical Bike Give Away <link><BR>eaway_elliptigo_elliptical_bicycle </link> Mon, 7 May 2012 08:02:18 EST May Challenge In this month's challenge, I would like you to set your own personal goals for fitness minutes along with whatever activities you plan to participate in to reach that goal. Post your actual minutes daily or weekly on this thread. Let's see if as a team we can log 10,000 fitness minutes this month! <BR> <BR> example <BR> Mondays -- Elliptical -- 60 Minutes <BR> Thursdays -- Walking-- 45 Minutes <BR> <BR> Total Week 1 105 minutes <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone!!!! <BR> We CAN do this! <... Thu, 3 May 2012 07:45:52 EST Check out this motivational Sparkpeople member Nothing short of <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860967 </link> Wed, 2 May 2012 09:19:56 EST Tip for Tuesday Tip of the day: <BR> <BR> <BR> TEN Minute Mindshift: <BR> <BR> Think about the habits you are trying to develop – exercise, cooking at home, meditating, journaling--and look for a way to get started in just 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> Here are several ideas you might consider: <BR> • Cut up some fresh fruit and store it at eye level in the fridge <BR> • Go for a walk <BR> • Have a cup of herbal tea and enjoy a moment of quiet <BR> • Do a set of old-fashioned push-ups and sit-ups <BR> • ... Tue, 1 May 2012 08:54:12 EST 4 mindless habits that are hurting your loss If you’ve ever tried to break a bad habit, health-related or otherwise, you know how difficult it can be. Every morning, you awake to a daunting, gut-wrenching choice: to commit to change or to fall short of your goals. Those of you who have taken on the challenge of becoming your healthiest self can attest that this choice especially applies to creating changes in your diet and exercise routines. We all realize that the trick to lasting good health lies in mastering positive fitness and nutr... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:49:22 EST Aloha My name is Deb. I live on Maui and work as a body piercer. I have in the past been in tattoo magazines and want to get back to a weight where I will let anyone photograph me in a bikini again. I am 48 so its a bit tougher, I do surf (and now work out regularly) so I know there are muscles under there Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:25:14 EST 100 reasons you shouldn't skip your workout today We all have those days that we don't want to work out even though we know we should. <BR> <BR> When you need a little motivation, look no further. <BR> <BR> Here are 100 reasons you shouldn't skip your workout today. <BR> <BR> <BR> 100 Reasons to Exercise Now <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Because it makes you feel confident <BR> 2. Because it helps you get stronger <BR> 3. Because exercise helps combat depression <BR> 4. Because you'll feel proud of yourself <BR> 5. Because you have g... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:06:41 EST Sparkpeople shout out on Yahoo <link><BR>s/i-lost-103-pounds </link> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:20:02 EST Heartattack Grill claims another victim <link><BR>man-collapses-wheeled-out-las-vegas-he<BR>art-attack-grill/?test=latestnews </link> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:25:51 EST GOOD FAT VS. BAD FAT <link><BR>od-fats-vs-bad-fats/?intcmp=features </link> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 09:16:32 EST New Tattoo I put my tattoo picture up on my spark page finally. Two more months and I get the color added (June 14th is my appointment). Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:42:53 EST Tip for Thursday Tip of the day: <BR> <BR> 7 Things that Separate Weight-Loss Winners & Losers <BR> How to Stay on Top of Your Game <BR> <BR> -- By Megan Coatley, Behavior Expert <BR> <BR> As you've probably figured out, winning at weight loss is about making long-lasting, life-altering change. Just like any sport or skill, you might start out a little rocky. Choosing healthy foods, trying different workouts, and finding the strategies that work for you will take a little practice. Whether you’re focus... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:21:52 EST 10 Ways to save at the supermarket <link><BR>ys-save-supermarket-184700802.html </link> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:08:20 EST Tips for flattening your belly <link><BR>tten-belly-summer-182700093.html </link> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 08:11:20 EST Tip for Tuesday The average adult gains one pound per year, and this steady weight creep may be directly related to what (and not just how much) you eat, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers analyzed data collected over 20 years from more than 120,000 U.S. men and women who were not obese and were free of chronic diseases, and identified a number of specific foods linked to weight gain — or weight loss. Eating just one additional daily serving of French fries... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 08:01:54 EST Tip for Monday Tip of the day: <BR> <BR> 20 Easy Ways to Cut Calories <BR> Written by Erin Whitehead, Health and Fitness Writer <BR> <BR> The surefire solution for weight loss is to burn more calories than you consume by exercising and eating less. But as anyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows, ''eating less'' isn't always easy. Luckily, these tips and tricks will help you enjoy your food, consume fewer calories and help you train your brain to stop when you're satisfied--not stuffed! <BR> <B... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 08:33:44 EST New tattoo I FINALLY did the top of my foot! WOW! THAT was a different experience from all the others. I craed when it was done cuz it came out BETTER than I anticipated!!!! WOOHOO! Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:27:40 EST chest and finger tattoos hey guys... hope you're all doing well! this is like a poll here... i'm calling out for all ladies that have a chest tattoo and/or finger tattoos, to tell me what the pain was like?! i know that everyones pain tollerance is different, but i still find it interesting to hear the different stories. maybe you can show me/us what you got. <BR> <BR> ** i'm getting a chest tattoo AND a finger tattoo in one day on saturday and i'm pretty nervous but also very excited** Wed, 28 Mar 2012 21:39:01 EST Tip of the Day Dos and Don'ts of a Successful Fitness Plan <BR> Avoiding Common Fitness Pitfalls <BR> -- By Antigone Arthur, Health Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting a fitness program doesn’t have to be overwhelming when you are armed with the proper tools to get things rolling. Once you’ve committed to getting in shape, there are several things you can do to ensure you’ll exceed your short and long term fitness goals. There are also some things you should avoid at all costs to ensure you stay on the path... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 08:13:46 EST Short tidbits for Thursday Some short tidbits: <BR> <BR> In other health news: <BR> <BR> Walking can cut obesity gene effect in half. Watching too much TV can worsen your genetic tendency towards obesity, but you can cut the effect in half by walking briskly for an hour a day, according to new research from the American Heart Association. Watching TV for two hours each day increases the effect of certain obesity-related genes by as much as 25 percent, the researchers estimate. <BR> <BR> You’re at your ideal body ... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:19:58 EST Ballet Skirt as a Weapon in Wife’s Breast Cancer <link><BR>r-8217-self-portraits-ballet-skirt-wea<BR>pons-wife-185500363.html </link> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 07:40:34 EST Today's Tip Our Snack Habit: One-Third Of Daily Calories Are From Junk Food <BR> by Candy Sagon AARP <BR> <BR> *Americans are addicted to snacking. <BR> <BR> That’s the bottom line from a new government report looking at the snacking habits of more than 5,000 adults aged 20 and older. <BR> <BR> Researchers with the USDA’s Food Surveys Research Group interviewed the participants as part of an ongoing national survey called “What We Eat in America.” The results from those surveys are reported in two... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 10:05:50 EST A Penny A Point Challenge for April <em>411</em> Beginning April 1st for each point you earn everyday on Sparkpeople..put a penny in a jar. It is a way of saving just for you to help pay for new ink! It's like an added incentive for logging in and posting each day! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>144</em> <em>437</em> <em>236</em> <em>104</em> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:57:21 EST Snacking Mistakes that add to gain <link><BR>acking-mistakes-that-make-gain/?intcmp<BR>=features </link> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:47:08 EST 15 Ways to Save Big Bucks on Healthy Groceries <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=524 </link> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 08:30:45 EST Tip for Thursday - Help with evening binge eating this is so my problem. i do well all day and then blow it at night! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=407 </link> Thu, 8 Mar 2012 09:46:11 EST Tip for Wednesday Tip of the day: <BR> <BR> Quick and Easy Ways to Jump-start Your Self Care (from Spark) <BR> <BR> I know you are busy. Don’t worry. Self-care doesn’t need to take over the rest of your life. In fact, when you give yourself what you really need, you are likely to be more energized and productive. <BR> <BR> You can start spiffing up your self-care routine today with three simple acts. <BR> 1. Create a habit of checking in with yourself. This is how you will stay connected with yourself a... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 08:05:43 EST Vaginal Weight Training ok...this one is a little off the wall..but if it helps just one person than it's worth the read. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>personal-fitness-vaginal-weight-traini<BR>ng-180500842.html </link> Tue, 6 Mar 2012 08:23:40 EST Tip from Abe Lincoln **Tip of the day:** <BR> <BR> Taking two steps forward- (SparkPeople article) <BR> <BR> "I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards." <BR> <BR> - Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President <BR> <BR> Slow and steady has not always been an inspiring concept. It's not as sexy as speed and sharp turns of direction. But it may be just the thing to keep you from running out of gas, while still moving you forward. <BR> <BR> Abe is telling us that the most important thing is to keep walking forwar... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 08:26:24 EST Hi excited to have found this team I am 38, married, from Michigan hoping to get off another 40 pounds. <BR> <BR> Have 5 tattoos may be done after the epic upper back piece last summer. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to meet everyone. <BR> <BR> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:54:10 EST Do you or don't you? When a friend gets new ink that is no good.. do you tell them what you really think or do you lie and tell them it's really good? Friends husband got new ink on his neck and she on her leg. they went to an old biker guy that's been tattooing for years..his nickname is 'the butcher' but they went to him because he could get them in right away. i haven't been able to be honest but i haven't told them i like them either. i just smile and shake my head and say good for you...i know though that s... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 08:27:56 EST Tips for Monday - Reasons to Stay Motivated! 9 Hidden Reasons to Stay Motivated <BR> Ways to Rediscover Your Drive <BR> <BR> -- By Zach Van Hart, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> Everyone tells us to stay motivated. Our friends, our co-workers, our relatives say to keep going, don’t quit. Sometimes, though, you ask, "Why? Why try my hardest when it ends in disappointment? Why go through something when it’s going to hurt? Why?" <BR> <BR> Because it’s going to be different this time! Because you can’t accomplish anything that you give up on.... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:18:21 EST 10 Sneaky Ways to Eat Less Try These Tips for Easy Portion Control <BR> 10 Sneaky Ways to Eat Less <BR> <BR> Sometimes, weight loss is just a matter of eating less. Here, simple tips and tricks to do just that. <BR> By Charlotte Libov Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH <BR> <BR> 1. Use Smaller Plates and Bowls <BR> 2. Use a Larger Fork <BR> 3. Move Healthy Food Up Front in your frig and cupboards <BR> 4. Eat With Your Nondominant Hand <BR> 5. Chew Sugarless Gum While Cooking <BR> 6. Slow Down Yo... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:14:06 EST Not for the weak stomach - Read at your own risk.. <link><BR>rossest-foods-supermarket </link> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:13:18 EST Tip for Today Nutrition News: A Real Goodbye to That Extra Weight <BR> Charlyn Fargo <BR> <BR> OK, so we've all heard about yo-yo dieting and its harmful effects. Is it even worth trying to lose weight if we know we might put it back on again? Go ahead and make that New Year's Resolution to get rid of those 10 pounds you gained. New research on 3,000 participants (that's enough to be credible) in the National Weight Control Registry finds it is possible to lose weight and keep most of it off. <BR> <BR... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 08:11:35 EST Tip for Valentine's Day Tip of the day: <BR> <BR> ** How to be smart about Valentine's Day treats <BR> Feb 3, 2012 <BR> Alison Johnson, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) <BR> <BR> Along with flowers and jewelry, sugar is a go-to gift for Valentine's Day. Whether you're giving candy to a sweetheart or indulging your own sweet tooth, follow these tips from registered dietitian Karen Ansel, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: <BR> Steer toward chocolate. The cocoa in chocolate contains heart... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 08:22:44 EST Tip for the day Wow it is February and 2012 is just rolling along. A good time to revisit those goals you made. <BR> <BR> From a Spark article: <BR> <BR> What is the SparkPeople Fuel For Improvement® System? <BR> <BR> The SparkPeople Fuel For Improvement® System is a program of personal improvement that helps you achieve goals in any area of your life. It focuses on creating good habits, breaking bad ones and getting a little closer to your goals every day. Four Cornerstones of the System work together... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 08:11:57 EST 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Eating <BR> Between meetings, appointments, work deadlines, errands, family obligations, and trips to the gym, our lives can be so busy that we fill our bellies with the quickest, easiest bites we can get our hands on. Whether your goal is to drop unwanted pounds or eat healthier, it's in your best interest to pause before you take your first bite and ask yourself these four important questions. <BR> <BR> Am I hungry? Seems like a silly question, because you're eating, so you must be hungry, righ... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 08:41:14 EST Top 10 Elliptical Trainer mistakes <link><BR>p-10-mistakes-make-on-elliptical-train<BR>er/?intcmp=features </link> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:32:23 EST 5 best reasons to drink water <link><BR>photos/5-best-reasons-drink-water#0 </link> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:03:23 EST TOTD-8 reasons your workout isn't working Tip of the day: 8 Reasons Why Your Workout Isn't Working <BR> <BR> Sneaky Reasons Why You're Not Getting Results <BR> -- By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> We all know how fantastic working out is for your health. But what happens when your workouts aren't delivering the results you want? Or you're not getting the results you think you should be getting? While any kind of physical activity is good, some workout plans are better than others a... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 08:29:20 EST Tip of the day - Ideas for Curbing Food Cravings *How to Curb Food Cravings <BR> Stop Craving Sugar and More <BR> By Glenda Winders, Special to Lifescript <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are some top triggers: <BR> <BR> 1. Bad diet. What people really crave is calories, according to Tufts’ studies on dieters, conducted by Roberts. <BR> <BR> Too-small meals leave significant nutritional gaps, making you more vulnerable to strong urges to eat. Fad diets or skipping meals "practically sends an invitation to a craving," Taub-Dix says. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 08:41:43 EST Tip of the day - short sweet and to the point Tip of the day (from Spark) - short sweet and to the point: <BR> <BR> **You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. - Shira Tehrani** <BR> <BR> Enjoying The Marathon <BR> <BR> Life is like a marathon. We run and run, not knowing where (or how far) the finish line lies. We focus so intensely on prolonging the race but sometimes--despite our best efforts--the race is cut short. Too often we don't relish the path of and enjoy the... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 08:56:04 EST Share option for Blogs - Info Please Read I got this message from another Spark team I'm on and thought I'd share it with you in case you don't want your blogs to appear on someone's Facebook wall or Twitter feed. <BR> <BR> *** If you'll notice your own blog now there is a "Share" bar at the bottom of the blog (**some people have found the share button at the top, FYI). That means if someone likes your blog entry they can "share" on their Facebook wall or put it on their twitter feed!!! Who wants their blog about losing weight to s... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 08:22:45 EST Weekend Warriors? So, I was thinking, after this weekend and eating pretty much whatever I wanted. Which wasn't too bad of stuff and how many calories... <BR> Would you say, it is okay to let loose a little on your healthy diet on the weekends? <BR> The way I see it, I was very good all week, Friday night decided I wanted some pizza, Saturday we had lunch out and I had a veggie burger, etc etc... still mostly in my calorie range, but am wondering if in the long run it will affect me. <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:53:51 EST Stop dieting and Start Living! Tip of the day: (Spark article) <BR> <BR> Stop Dieting and Start Living! Have You Made the Change? <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> You’ve heard it so many times that you probably say it in your sleep. "Diets don’t work; if you want to lose weight and keep it off, you have to make a lifestyle change." <BR> <BR> But what does a lifestyle change look or feel like, and how do you know when you’ve made one? The way some people talk about it, you’d think ther... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:47:46 EST Tip on New Years Resolutions and Goal Setting The Worst New Year's Resolutions You Can Make <BR> Start Strong by Starting with the Right Goals <BR> <BR> -- By Megan Coatley, Certified Behavior Analyst <BR> <BR> I have to admit that I have a love-hate relationship with New Year's resolutions. While a commitment to a change can be a great way to jump-start your healthy lifestyle, sometimes people are so brazen about boasting their goals that detailed plans and effective strategies for reaching them can get glossed over. <BR> <BR> Be... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 08:29:18 EST An Analogy of Why Team Participation is Important Borrowing this from another team. It is awesome and true! <BR> Please take a minute to read: <BR> <BR> <BR> A man was lost while driving through the country. As he tried to reach for the map, he accidentally drove off the road into a ditch. Thought he wasn't injured, his car was stuck deep in the mud. So the man walked to a nearby farm to ask for help. "Warwick can get you out of that ditch," said the farmer, pointing to an old mule standing in a field. The man looked at the decrepit old ... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 08:31:34 EST It's me! Hello everyone!! I noticed I joined this team but never introduced myself! How un-southern of me! I'm April, 29 years old. Married with a beautiful little boy named Jamison :) Licensed massage therapist and student. I've been on the weight loss journey for a while..had good intentions but no motivation...But something has changed in the last month. I've converted to a pesco-vegetarian (who know there were so many types?), and best of all, I have gotten off me fat tush and motivated myself to ... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:54:18 EST 2012 DUMP SITE <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>411</em> <BR> IT''S A NEW YEAR LADIES! DROP YOUR 2012 POUNDS HERE AS YOU WON'T BE NEEDING THEM ANYMORE! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>7</em> <em>216</em> <em>344</em> <em>185</em> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 08:14:48 EST Tip for the New Year on Goal Setting Use Smart Goal-Setting Techniques <BR> All Weight Loss Goals are Not Created Equal <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> What is the most important factor of success and achievement? IQ, self-confidence, perseverance? <BR> <BR> Actually, that's a trick question. According to intelligence studies, the answer would be none of the above. In fact, the tendency to set goals is the #1 predictor of success. <BR> <BR> Your SparkPeople program is based on a goal. You've already taken ... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 08:02:56 EST More Tips for the Holidays Tip of the day: <BR> <BR> ** Nutrition News: Enjoy Your Holidays in 10 Easy Steps <BR> Charlyn Fargo <BR> With the holidays here, what we all need is a bit more energy to accomplish that never-ending to-do list. Rather than reaching for an energy drink (which isn't all that healthy in the long run), consider these 10 steps to boost your energy levels and improve overall well-being -- so you can really enjoy the holidays. <BR> <BR> -- Energize your diet: Start your day with a heart-healt... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 08:38:09 EST Tip for the Holidays *11 Nice Ways to Say 'No' to Food Pushers <BR> Politely Turn Down Food at Parties and Gatherings <BR> -- By Erin Whitehead, SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> <BR> During the holiday season, food temptations are everywhere. From stuffing and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving to eggnog and sugar cookies in December, the seasonal temptations are endless. It can be tough enough to navigate the turkey buffet without having your great aunt force an extra helping of potatoes on your plate or resistin... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:02:42 EST Monday's Tip Tip of the day: <BR> <BR> Heart-Healthy Benefits of Exercise <BR> Your Body Benefits from Your Hard Work <BR> -- By Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> "Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t need to spend countless hours in the gym to achieve the heart-health benefits of getting active. <... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 11:48:24 EST Tip for Today "You can impact more people than you'll ever know <BR> Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day." <BR> <BR> - Sally Koch <BR> <BR> <BR> Too many people sit on the sidelines of life waiting for that one great opportunity or the chance of a lifetime. We seldom realize that while we are waiting, we are missing the small opportunities to make a difference that surround us in our everyday lives. For example, you could participate in a Spark thread ... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 07:48:07 EST Tip for Tuesday 11-29-11 Hope this has some useful information for you! <BR> <BR> 10 Habits of Unsuccessful Dieters <BR> <BR> *Bad Habit #1: Going "on a diet" in the first place. <BR> Since when did the word "diet" refer to something good? The word itself implies restriction, limitation, and a short-lived effort to get some quick results and then return to a "normal" way of eating. SparkPeople's surveys have shown that people who consider themselves to be "dieting" lose less weight and encounter more problems (s... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:19:29 EST Tip for Tuesday With Thanksgiving here in the US only 2days away, thought this might be good information: <BR> <BR> Tip of the day: <BR> <BR> Five cholesterol-lowering foods to help reduce your risk of heart disease: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat Fruits and Vegetables <BR> Packed with vitamins, minerals, the healthy plant chemicals called phytochemicals, and antioxidants, vegetables help fight low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol that can lead to the buildup of plaque in your arteries, a major risk ... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 09:26:46 EST Hello you can call me Kittie <BR> From AZ, living in Lancaster,NY out side of buffalo <BR> Anyone else from my area? Tue, 15 Nov 2011 13:00:02 EST Lose Weight Over the Holidays! Lose Weight Over the Holidays! <BR> 20 Tips to Help You Succeed <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor & Health Educator <BR> <BR> <BR> For weeks, you have tracked your food and exercised regularly to improve your health and alter the shape of your body. More than a "diet" or a fitness fad, you've created real lifestyle changes and built the confidence that you can stick with it for the long haul. So why is the winter holiday season so intimidating—even scary—for so many? <BR> <... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 09:53:49 EST 11.11.11 = 2 New Tattoos :) hehe Hey everyone! I just wanted to share with you all that I got 2 new tattoos yesterday on 11.11.11 :) <BR> <BR> One is a calligraphy lotus with the kanji for "warrior" and the other is a seagull just below my collarbone: <BR> Lotuses grow from mud, muck, and grime.. being in the darkest places, but rise toward the sun. Rebirth, victory, and strength! And, "warrior" because I'm a total fighter and REFUSE to give up anything in life. I will fight for whatever I want/need! Woot! <BR> <BR> The o... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 10:34:12 EST Tip for Thursday What are your plans to keep those holiday pounds off this year? <BR> <BR> Tip of the day (part 2) <BR> <BR> Dos and Don'ts of a Successful Fitness Plan <BR> Avoiding Common Fitness Pitfalls <BR> -- By Antigone Arthur, Health Writer <BR> <BR> Starting a fitness program doesn’t have to be overwhelming when you are armed with the proper tools to get things rolling. Once you’ve committed to getting in shape, there are several things you can do to ensure you’ll exceed your short and long t... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 08:58:12 EST Tip of the Day November is here and the holidays getting closer! Here is part 1 of the tip of the day: <BR> <BR> Dos and Don'ts of a Successful Fitness Plan <BR> Avoiding Common Fitness Pitfalls <BR> -- By Antigone Arthur, Health Writer <BR> Starting a fitness program doesn’t have to be overwhelming when you are armed with the proper tools to get things rolling. Once you’ve committed to getting in shape, there are several things you can do to ensure you’ll exceed your short and long term fitness goals.... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 08:40:13 EST Turkey Day Challenge <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>471</em> <BR> <BR> In only 2 1/2 short weeks we here in the US will be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday [November 24th] -- the notorious Turkey Day when we indulge in lots of delicious and not always so healthy fare. Let's work toward a goal of a small weight loss and also share healthier recipes that we will be swapping for the usual not so healthy traditional choices. <BR> <BR> THE CHALLENGE: <B... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 08:47:48 EST More diet tips for Monday Part 3 of 3 parts... <BR> <BR> 15 Best Diet Tips Ever <BR> Experts share their top tips for weight loss success. <BR> By Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD <BR> WebMD Weight Loss Clinic-Feature <BR> <BR> <BR> Best Diet Tip No. 11: Order children’s portions at restaurants. <BR> "When you are eating out, order a child's pizza or a small sandwich as an easy way to trim calories and get your portions under control," suggest Perdomo. <BR> Another trick is to use smaller plates. This helps th... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 09:53:42 EST Making It Happen: 48 Hours of Walking My Talk <link><BR>/10/making-it-happen-48-hours-of-walki<BR>ng-my-talk.html?ecd=wnl_day_102911 </link> Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:16:53 EST Fat Talk: Say This, Not That <link><BR>/10/fat-talk-say-this-not-that-2.html?<BR>ecd=wnl_day_102911 </link> Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:05:44 EST Tips for Wednesday Don’t Sit. Get Up and Move. <BR> A study conducted by the American Cancer Society tracked the health of 123,000 Americans and found that women who sit more than six hours per day have a 40 percent greater chance of dying sooner than women who sit for three hours or less. So, get up and! Schedule 5 minute walking breaks into your calendar and walk to a co-workers desk, instead of picking up the phone or sending an email. Research standing desks or exercise balls as an alternative t... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 11:00:09 EST Tips to avoid overeating Halloween treats <link><BR>-to-avoid-overeating-halloween-candy-a<BR>nd-treats-2580001/;_ylt=AuBwW4yofB.i9y<BR>v5N0qcHLNqbqU5 </link> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:42:59 EST More diet tips for Monday Best Diet Tip No. 6: Enjoy your treats away from home. <BR> When you need a treat, Ellie Krieger, RD, host of Food Network's Healthy Appetite, suggests taking a walk to your local ice cream parlor or planning a family outing. <BR> "By making it into an adventure, you don't have to worry about the temptation of having treats in the house, and it is a fun and pleasurable way to make it work when you are trying to lose weight," says Krieger. <BR> And for those times you just can't get out? Kr... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:17:16 EST 6 TIPS TO BOOST MOOD & METABOLISM 6 Tips to Boost Mood and Metabolism <BR> <BR> What you eat can have an effect on your mood and metabolism. Learn what food you should eat to boost your energy and spirits. <BR> By Abigale Miller <BR> Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH <BR> By making a few simple adjustments to your diet, you can elevate your mood and boost your metabolism. The benefits are huge: Maintaining a good mood will help you stick to a healthy diet, be more productive, and increase your self-esteem. Me... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 08:12:06 EST 4 ways measuring cups can help you lose <link><BR>s-measuring-cups-can-help-you-lose-wei<BR>ght-2583337/;_ylt=Apsa3dAfk2JmSueEKNJo<BR>HGVqbqU5 </link> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 08:33:54 EST Americas toughest workout... this just sounds nuts and i wouldn't be able to work out in such hot temps. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>cas-toughest-workout-2583445/ </link> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 08:32:05 EST Debunking Trendy Health Drink Claims. I don't care what they say..I like green tea, I love pomegranate juice..and I take a swig of aloe vera juice everyday... <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>g-trendy-health-drink-claims-2574301/;<BR>_ylt=Av8Lr5bP14UhUDGUq16YUgFqbqU5#phot<BR>oViewer=2 </link> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 08:35:05 EST Sparkpeople official Trick or Treat Trot To help you stay motivated through the end of summer and enjoy the cooler temperatures of fall, we are pleased to announce SparkPeople’s Trick or Treat Trot! This Virtual 5K Race will take place the week of October 30 – November 5, 2011. Simply sign up for the race, join one of our training programs (optional), and complete your race during the last week in October. Share your time on our Virtual Race page for a chance to win prizes just for participating! <BR> <BR> <link> Wed, 5 Oct 2011 08:15:30 EST Rib Tattoo - anyone got one? I really love the look but think it is going to hurt so bad. <BR> Anyone??? Mon, 26 Sep 2011 21:01:23 EST Alicia Eastabrook fundraiser at Penn Cinema I am passing this along....for anyone in the central PA area who wants to catch a movie and help someone out in dire straits at the same time <BR> carrie <BR> <BR> I am sending this out to all my local friends in hopes that you read the article in the Lititz Record about the incredible rescue of Alicia Eastabrook and felt the same empathy that I did. <BR> I was losing sleep over this story and now that I have spoken to her on the phone and heard more of her story, I am obsessed with doing wh... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 08:29:22 EST Imagine Your Cravings Away Imagine Your Cravings Away! <BR> <BR> How would you like to cut back your calories with the power of imagery? Simply imagining the food and the sensations can help, according to a New York Times article. <BR> <BR> "In one test 51 people were divided into three groups. One group imagined eating 30 M&M’s; another, three M&M’s; the third, none. When a bowl of M&M’s was then presented to the group, those who had imagined eating the most ate the fewest. <BR> <BR> "The researchers chalked up ... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 08:42:46 EST 8 mental tricks to fight fat - part 1 & 2 Part 1 & 2 <BR> <BR> 8 Mental Tricks to Fight Fat <BR> By Gina Roberts-Grey, Special to Lifescript <BR> Published August 30, 2011 <BR> <BR> Sure, spending time at the gym and counting calories are good for keeping the scale steady. But experts say the key to hitting your goal weight could be all in your head. That’s because your brain – not your stomach – dictates what and how much you should eat. <BR> <BR> 1. Don't pump up the volume. <BR> Loud music (88 decibels, or dB) ramps up si... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 07:45:00 EST 8 mental tricks to fight fat - part 3 & 4 Parts 3 & 4: <BR> <BR> 8 Mental Tricks to Fight Fat <BR> By Gina Roberts-Grey, Special to Lifescript <BR> Published August 30, 2011 <BR> <BR> Sure, spending time at the gym and counting calories are good for keeping the scale steady. But experts say the key to hitting your goal weight could be all in your head. That’s because your brain – not your stomach – dictates what and how much you should eat. <BR> <BR> 3. Thinking you’re fat makes you heavier. <BR> When Harvard researchers tol... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 07:43:33 EST 8 mental tricks to fight fat - part 5 & 6 Parts 5 & 6 <BR> <BR> 8 Mental Tricks to Fight Fat <BR> By Gina Roberts-Grey, Special to Lifescript <BR> Published August 30, 2011 <BR> <BR> Sure, spending time at the gym and counting calories are good for keeping the scale steady. But experts say the key to hitting your goal weight could be all in your head. That’s because your brain – not your stomach – dictates what and how much you should eat. <BR> <BR> <BR> 5. Stump your sense of smell. <BR> Just smelling food can slow product... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 07:41:53 EST Is Sugar the new Fat <link><BR>drinkers-refuse-to-believe-sugar-is-th<BR>e-new-fat-2538120/;_ylt=AmzRjlDr6CYG9S<BR>0m5RVGrN9qbqU5 </link> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 09:04:41 EST Taking care of you is not selfish! <link><BR>/2011/08/taking-care-of-you-is-not-sel<BR>fish.html?ecd=wnl_day_091011 </link> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 11:24:24 EST Hi.. My name is... Hi Everyone! ... My name is Kim. Been here before - needed a new start. I am hoping this time will be the time that my spark is re-lighted. :) I live in Toronto Canada with my husband. Don't have any kids but lots of stuffed animals. :) I am addicted to horror movies, facebook, hello kitty, black&white photography, reading, listening to music (all kinds), and apparently collecting stuffed animals. :) <BR> <BR> I am a binge-eater, late night snacker, emotional eater, addicted to food... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 22:42:31 EST Stepping it up in September! <em>311</em> <em>342</em> <em>206</em> <em>313</em> <BR> Step it up for September team challenge! <BR> <BR> How many minutes, miles, and steps have you walked today? Do you have a set goal for yourself each day or week? <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>342</em> <em>206</em> <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> Another great tool for us to use on Spark is the step tracker (on your start page under the Fitness Tracker button). <BR> <BR> Post daily here and let us know how you are doing! <BR> "Just... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 07:18:38 EST just plain gross! <link><BR>90-calorie-mac-n-cheeseburger-deliciou<BR>s-or-disgusting-2537060/ </link> Thu, 1 Sep 2011 07:04:55 EST HELLO ALL Hi my Name is Kristina and I am new to Spark. Well I still feel new because when I did sign up and create a spark page I didn't do much after that. Looking for friends and support. It's hard to do it alone. I will be tempted, I will hit speed bumps, but I WILL succeed. I have to tell myself that. I look forward to making new friends on here! :) Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:09:15 EST 9 "bad' foods you should be eating <link><BR>-foods-you-should-be-eating-2533750#ph<BR>otoViewer=10 </link> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:06:10 EST Tattoo Addition I have a tattoo on my back lower left hand side. It is 2 hearts vertical with some tribal black swirls on it. As my reward when I lose the rest of my weight I want to add on. I'm not sure how to figure out what I want. <BR> <BR> If I go lower and to the right its in the tramp stamp region or left is love handle region but if I go horizontally on the top its randomly in the middle of my back. <BR> <BR> Maybe a design that could go vertically? <BR> <BR> Should I just leave it random and add ... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:00:26 EST Hubby's grocery store giggle! My husband has two full sleeves, back work and chest work.. His tatts on his arms are always visible and usually when he's out and about he'll get comments and or compliments. People with tatts tend to notice others with them... Just the way it goes. <BR> <BR> Well the other day on his way home he stopped at the grocery store to pick up some things for dinner and to grab me bandages for my boo boo toe! Into his first aisle he noticed a younger woman (mid 20's) with a gorgeous sunflower 3/... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:31:52 EST Annoyed... I am in the process of trying to find the right artist to do a 3/4 sleeve for me. The guy who has done my other work moved out of state, so I'm hittin' the pavement in search of a new tattoo artist. Not an easy task for such major (and VISIBLE) work I'm looking to get done. <BR> <BR> I went into a shop by my house two days ago and got treated TERRIBLY! I brought pictures, etc. and was looking to do a consultation with an artist about what I'm wanting to get done. The gal who does the schedu... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:50:22 EST habits that do more harm than good! <link><BR>its-that-can-do-more-harm-than-good-25<BR>24048/ </link> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 07:37:31 EST Scary Food Facts <link><BR>cariest-food-facts </link> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 07:39:23 EST 18 foods for a healthier life... i love them all...except ginger...i've tried it in tea..i only like it in 'ale' form. must try to grate some in other foods to 'hide' it. <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ods-for-a-healthier-life-2524187/;_ylt<BR>=AjhmRmf6bjG7c2_QZmjkiGRqbqU5 </link> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 07:56:48 EST 8 foods that keep you full and 4 that don't! <link><BR>ds-that-keep-you-full-and-4-that-don-t<BR>-2518982/;_ylt=AoI8z.a4rNDa1XpSfb.JcNl<BR>qbqU5#photoViewer=12 </link> Wed, 3 Aug 2011 07:46:07 EST the new trend in diet foods... i saw those noodles on dr. oz and have been wanting to try them! if you have let me know what you think <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ew-trend-in-diet-foods-appeal-to-ameri<BR>cans-desire-for-more-more-more-2516462<BR>/;_ylt=AkYlHPyOvVC8FOXoC_Zf.vZqbqU5 </link> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:16:19 EST Action in August Ok Ladies...I 'borrowed' this challenge from another team..It's a good one and I thought we could all benefit from it. So I hope you will join me! The summer is really flying by. And it's been kind of quiet around here, with everyone busy off enjoying their vacations and the outdoors. So what better way to get people more involved... A Challenge! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>463</em> <em>259</em> <em>67</em> <em>462</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The AUGUST ACTION challenge will start on Su... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:06:01 EST Spanx to the gym? <link><BR>-you-wear-spanx-to-the-gym-2516982/;_y<BR>lt=Aq1vq9uw3mIf9_KbyfScGXpqbqU5 </link> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:04:21 EST Tattoo Competition!!! Please Vote for Me!!! Alrighty all my tattooed ladies - I need your help!!! I entered my tattoos into a local competition called the Ink Off and now I need your help to get votes!!! The prize is $500 in new tattoos! Woot!! <BR> <BR> Please go vote for my tattoos (and vote high if you like them!) and help me be able to earn the title of the best tattoos in Albuquerque!!! I would truly appreciate any votes you are able to submit!!! <BR> <BR> <link>1041theedge.clearcontes&#8203;<BR>/front/ Mon, 25 Jul 2011 21:49:09 EST Make time for family dinner <link><BR>sons-to-make-time-for-family-dinner-25<BR>10784/;_ylt=Aq10JSDWg8K9gPtKTDLW3J9qbqU5 </link> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 07:44:24 EST Jacked up for July! <em>652</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <BR> Here in the US we just finished a long holiday weekend celebrating the birth of our great nation! Now that the cookouts and BBQs are behind us it's time to get jacked up and rock our bodies to get them beach worthy! So ladies this month the challenge is all up to you! What is it you are struggling with and what do you need to overcome to reach your goals <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>242<... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 08:47:01 EST Top of foot tattoos. OK, I have some time to think about it but I am seriously thinking about getting a gecko on the top of my right foot to go with the 3 around my ankle. However this one is realistic looking with big eyes and just SO cute I WANT TO SEE HIM A LOT. I can't see putting him on my back. BUT! Honestly HOW BAD IS THE PAIN???!!! So far the only discomfort I've had in all my inking is after about 4 or more hours of it. Then it was just like if I had been itching in the same place too long. Not REALLY pa... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 04:48:31 EST Need an Idea Okay so My first tat was on my lower left side of my tummy, me second was on my right side of my tummy. Well, when I got prego the strechmarks messed up my first on up beyond repair. I loved that one, but now I gotta get it covered up. I have no idear what to get over it. I'm not big on flowers or butterflies or stuff like that. To give you an idea of what it was, it was a hot pink hatchetman about a little shorter then my index finger. My other tat is the wraith and I have one on my leg that... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 23:05:28 EST 5 ugly but healthy foods <link><BR>y-foods-with-awesome-health-benefits-2<BR>501319/;_ylt=As3z9y43JXBgfR1Q.4br2FxqbqU5 </link> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 08:51:17 EST Help me plan my next tattoo? :) Hey! Check out my blog here: <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4329052 </link> <BR> <BR> I'm getting a new tattoo for my birthday and want some input/clever-ness/inspiration for it... please? :) Tue, 28 Jun 2011 19:40:09 EST Tattoo Artist Recommendations please! I have decided that tattoos will be one way I reward myself for quitting smoking (again) and for sticking to my fitness goals. The issue I am running into is finding the right tattoo artist for the work I want done. Specifically, I am looking for someone not too far from the Massachusetts Metrowest area who can not only "do" celtic knotwork, but actually ENJOYS doing celtic knotwork. What I have planned to get done will eventually cover my entire back and onto my shoulders so I really need so... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 16:43:29 EST Howdy Hi everyone, my name is Heather and I'm a 21 mother of one boy. I have three tats, one on each side of my lower belly and my son's foot print on my lower leg. At the moment I am drawing up my next tat. It's going to represent all the hurdles and hardness I've gone through in my years. And I'm also drawing up and anklet that will represent all the people I keep close to my heart some still here with me and others who are waiting for me up in Shangra-La. Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:02:09 EST Hi everyone!!! I am new here and just found this team!!! Sweet, my name is Donna, I am a single mother to two boys, 20 and 16. I like loud music, fast cars, and tattoo's. I am here to get healthier and lose about 10-15 pounds. I think I am going to really like it here :) Tue, 14 Jun 2011 01:35:02 EST The plate replaces the pyramid... <link><BR>ye-pyramid-hello-plate-first-lady-sing<BR>s-praises-of-new-dietary-guidelines-24<BR>92186/;_ylt=Ar0Fx0m6Pf.jfSGtCO02xZxqbqU5 </link> Tue, 7 Jun 2011 08:30:16 EST Tricks to get more out of your cardio workouts <link><BR>cks-to-get-more-out-of-cardio-workouts<BR>-2492222/;_ylt=AkFKBbYbYmwpemlKEJBq0gpqbqU5 </link> Tue, 7 Jun 2011 08:28:01 EST HELP PLEASE!! Anybody know of any good websites I can look up for some really cool tattoo's. I am really wanting to get a sun/moon tat to represent my two boys. I have been looking and have seen one or two but I just seem to keep pulling up the same ones I have already looked at. PLEASE HELP. This will be my 1st tat. Mon, 6 Jun 2011 22:35:08 EST Hi, new to this team Hi everyone, my name is Beth I am 31 I have two boys ages 13 & 4. I currently have no tats but want to get a sun/moon tat sooooooo bad to represent my kids because they are like day and night. My husband thinks I'm crazy but I just don't think he understands because he doesn't have any. Anyways I have lost 34lbs so far just since mid Jan. when I really started using SP. I want to loss about 35 more lbs and I should be were I need to be, Hope to talk to some of you all soon. Wed, 1 Jun 2011 22:24:35 EST Jumping into June Challenge June is just around the corner and it's time for a new challenge to give us a running start into summer. <BR> <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>463</em> <em>259</em> <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>463</em> <BR> <BR> The Jump into June challenge will start on Wed, June 1 and run through Thu, June 30. It's pretty simple. Just commit to the following: <BR> <BR> 1. 1st goal: Get off your bottom and move for 300 minutes per week. It can be cardio or strength training, done all at once or in l... Tue, 31 May 2011 07:59:20 EST Memorial Day help..skinny up your burger! For those of you in America who will be celebrating Memorial Day and honoring those who served and are serving our great United States...Memorial Day isn't about the picnics but if you get together with friends and family for a cook are some great tips! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s-to-skinny-up-your-burger-2488007/;_y<BR>lt=AiRKXlJHPhY4Wbpgl75HGdlqbqU5 </link> Wed, 25 May 2011 08:23:13 EST Can you do me a favor..please? One of our ladies lost her beloved Lakota...It would mean so much if each of you could stop by her page and give her a sparkhug...thanks much! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>NGSONME </link> Wed, 25 May 2011 08:13:39 EST Why eating out may pack 960 hidden calories this is why i don't eat out a whole lot and before i do i go online and check the menu out and the nutrition and make my decision before i get there. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>our-restaurant-meal-may-pack-960-hidde<BR>n-calories-2486857/;_ylt=AjUteb_x51kI9<BR>_T1.JH5IXRqbqU5 </link> Mon, 23 May 2011 07:59:24 EST OK this article made me angry..whats your thought? <link><BR>ns-refusing-obese-women-arent-practici<BR>ng-medicine-2486142/;_ylt=ApVOKbp2TbQg<BR>IynQo7wUjiZqbqU5 </link> Mon, 23 May 2011 07:57:31 EST SP Issues Is anyone else having issues with their spark account? <BR> I'm not getting my email notifications. My subscriptions aren't coming through and it's like I have to re-enter all my cookies. <BR> Just wondering if anyone else is having an issue. Tue, 17 May 2011 08:12:14 EST Your hardest weight to break free of? I was thinking today, when I first started this quest to lose weight about 8 months ago, I felt like it was hard to lose five pounds let alone the 28 that I set my first goal at. But once I started losing, it was like taking off a very heavy, wet suit, now 25 pounds later off my body, I'm not even at my true goal weight, but losing half the weight I've gained in the last two years, feels like two sacks of potatoes being taken from my hands when I walk, dance, live life. <BR> But now, the fina... Sat, 14 May 2011 07:36:12 EST Breakfast before or after exercise? for you am workout chicas <BR> <BR> <link><BR>fast-before-or-after-exercise-which-to<BR>rches-more-fat-2482531/;_ylt=AnPY7UP_x<BR>q8OXLphMt0Dz_dqbqU5 </link> Wed, 11 May 2011 08:04:31 EST Natural Cures that really work... <link><BR>al-cures-that-really-work-2477367/;_yl<BR>t=AjOgcEOZWPeizVXinrUg_YtqbqU5 </link> Wed, 11 May 2011 08:02:54 EST Spark Healthy Reflection Got this in my inbox this am and felt it worthy of sharing.. <BR> <BR> Do you really know what you're made of? <BR> <BR> It's easy to stay true to our values when life is sunny. But because sometimes hope disappears, options run out, and bright days can turn dark, all you can really count on to be there is your own inner strength. These low points are chances to learn what you're capable of when you refuse to be knocked down for good. You may not be able to choose your hardships or options.... Fri, 6 May 2011 09:05:26 EST Diet Foods that don't Suck! skinny cow..yumm! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>foods-that-dont-suck-2479336/ </link> Wed, 4 May 2011 08:12:55 EST Hello. I'm new to Spark People. My name is Amberlee. I have a nine month old daughter (Autumn). Plenty of tattoos (my sleeve will be finished soon!), and plans on becoming an alternitave model. I applied for LOM then found out I was pregnant. After I loose this thirty pounds I will feel so much better. Living in a household with other people is my biggest down fall. I wish to quit smoking and live a healthy life style for my daughter. I thought I was strong enough to do it all by myself but, found o... Tue, 3 May 2011 10:52:38 EST Hello! Good morning! I joined this team last night and have been getting welcome letters in my inbox already! Thank you for making me feel welcome. :-D <BR> <BR> I have a couple good sized tats and want to get more, but i have to tone up first. I have 4 kiddo's ages 3 - 91/2....ohh, bet you get why i have to loose weight and tone up now huh? LOL! The left over baby belly IS a reversable curse, you just have to work extra hard to get it off. :-D <BR> <BR> I have normal goals like being in my health... Tue, 3 May 2011 10:10:20 EST Spring into Summer Fitness Challenge <em>323</em> <em>318</em> <em>237</em> <em>294</em> <em>260</em> <BR> Ok Ladies this one is going to be real's a new month...really it is...and a new fitness challenge. Let's aim to reach 1,400 fitness minutes this month! We want to get our bodies swim suit ready and we want to show off our ink! That means less clothing. Trade in those turtle necks for some camis! You choose the activity. Come back and post and let us know how and what your doing and chart your progress. Eve... Tue, 3 May 2011 08:40:06 EST I got some new ink on the 26th! Have a look! He's not finished yet cuz I had gotten to tan! I didn't know that affected the sins ability to accept the ink!!! Besides that I was freezing to death I was shivering the whole time!!! I personally think that had more to do with it than lying in the sun! But Now you have been warned DO NOT tan B4 inking! Hope I saved some of you from this problem. All this a side it's been almost 5 days and the ink is staying so far! Fingers crossed. He seems to be healing on schedule. Day 4 the itchies start!... Sun, 1 May 2011 01:11:07 EST Must Read Article! The Diet Commandments <link><BR>en-rational-diet-commandments-2476975/<BR>;_ylt=AmZPOIOdcW1oz.6u3SeW.7BabqU5 </link> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 08:17:30 EST 5 foods for healthy sexy skin <link><BR>ds-for-healthy-sexy-skin-2475483/;_ylt<BR>=Am1jGFebuug.vsneQT2WLk9qbqU5 </link> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 08:39:10 EST 15 simple ways to cut 500 calories <link><BR>mple-ways-to-cut-500-calories-2472027/<BR>;_ylt=Akqp_Aw64uYUiNaYSKX3UllqbqU5 </link> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 08:19:04 EST Tattoos - The Ancient Mystery Long article but very interesting. Show a picture of a mummy that was tattooed and talks about the instruments used. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>eology/tattoo.html </link> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 08:02:41 EST Newish Ok, so I have been lurking around sparkpeople for about a month, but just now got the courage to actually join some teams. And, I thought that it was time I finally introduce myself and maybe start posting some. I'm Amy and looking at dropping some weight that I have carried for WAY too long. I am currently living in the Pacific Northwest with my dog and two kittens. <BR> <BR> I also love tattoos and am currently working on a koi piece on my right calf. I can't wait as I am getting more c... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 16:40:52 EST April No Fools Challenge! <BR> <BR> Track your fitness minutes for the month of April 2011. Your goal is to push, sweat, and burn off some calories by doing Zumba, weight lifting, and any other form of exercise that you enjoy for 30 days!! <BR> <BR> It starts on on Friday, April 1st ( and no, this is not a joke for April Fool's!) <BR> <BR> Top winners will get Sparkgoodies!!! <BR> <BR> Are you in? If so, please following the directions below. <BR> ---------------------------- <BR> ------------ <BR> <BR> 1) ... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 09:13:39 EST April No Fools Challenge! <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <em>450</em> <em>449</em> <em>448</em> <em>126</em> <em>184 <BR> Track your fitness minutes for the month of April 2011. Your goal is to push, sweat, and burn off some calories by doing Zumba, weight lifting, and any other form of exercise that you enjoy for 30 days!! <BR> <BR> It starts on on Friday, April 1st ( and no, this is not a joke for April Fool's!) <BR> <BR> Top winners will get Sparkgoodies!!! <BR> <BR> Are you in? If so, please ... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 09:13:10 EST Fend off the 'community' candy jar.. <link><BR>o-fend-off-endless-office-sweets-24694<BR>31/;_ylt=ArCuA4D5rbyxFHVhtv_pXH9qbqU5 </link> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 07:56:44 EST Hello from Kentucky!! i am new to SparkPeople and saw this team and had to join... i love tattoos... i have 5 now... and going to get another soon... i just wanted to say hi to everyone and am so happy to have joined... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 20:08:34 EST HIPS Okay, so yeah, I know that once you start exercising and moving your bod you are going to be a little sore until the body realizes this is a good thing you are doing, but sheesh!!! <BR> <BR> I've been walking for weeks and weeks now. You would think any aches and pains would kick in before this, but last night was the time. I've had some sore calves and until I got better sneakers my feet were mad at me, but this is weird. <BR> <BR> I woke up last night and it felt like someone was poking ... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 16:43:26 EST Shingles and tattoos Help! I'm only 32 years old and I was diagnosed with shingles this past week. For those who don't know, it is an incredibly painful burning, itching, and torn muscle type feeling accompanied by a really ugly rash. It typically occurs in people over the age of 60, which is why I'm so frustrated right now. I can't workout (I can barely walk down the hallway). And my doc put me on some meds to help me heal, but they're making me gain weight. Unfortunately, this rash also covers part of two of m... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 18:05:41 EST New Presents!!! I got new ink yesterday and I LOVE it!!! I wanted to share it with all of you! Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4085893 </link> Sat, 12 Mar 2011 09:48:43 EST meow! hey everyone! i am new to the site !! my name is Star and i am 28 yrs old. I am looking for a buddy in the Clearwater area to gym with and talk with so we can motivate each other. I have about 50-60lbs I would like to lose and i hate to say it, but sometimes working out and eating right starts to get a little boring. =) My biggest problem is probably when I forget to drink water because I am never thirsty. I just dont want to give up and sometimes i think having a partner on this journey with... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 03:34:24 EST Hello Everyone I'm new to Spark and am trying to stay motivated, that is my downfall...motivation & sticking to it. I gained weight in 2005 and have not been able to stick to anything to keep it off if I loose any. I have come on here everyday as a commitment starter. As you can see I have a few Tattoos love them, not done getting them, in the process of coverup work on my arm. <BR> <BR> I live in the Phoenix, Arizona area if any ladies are in this area looking for some to hang out maybe hike a bit ect. <... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 16:20:28 EST 60+ healthy foods for when there's no time to eat! this list is awesome! and i think helpful too! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>althy-foods-for-when-you-have-no-time-<BR>to-eat-2460472/;_ylt=Anl67qJWFfSo14Jsi<BR>Dtb.8ZqbqU5 </link> Fri, 4 Mar 2011 08:16:42 EST Hello from a tattooed and proud EMT Hi everyone! My name is Deanna and I'm 28 from WNY and a full time EMT. I'm new to this whole on-line diet site thing so I'm just hoping it helps me stay motivated! I feel like I am too young to feel the way I do. I must admit that after only a week of diet and exercise I am already feeling better! Working in EMS overnights can be VERY hard to try and eat "right" but so far I have been making it work by making healthy choices. I hope to stay on track with the use of Spark. Just wanted to say ... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 04:13:14 EST March Madness Challenge 2011 <BR> <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>437</em> <BR> March is soon upon us! <BR> It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens <BR> <BR> Whatever you feel you haven't been giving 100%, use this month to commit to change! Making your goals public is an excellent way to hold yourself accountable. Post your goals and update your progress here. ... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 08:12:02 EST PB Honey dip (tofu) Crediting this is a WW recipe. I am trying it out today.. sounds like a good way to get MY pb fix with out all the bad junk ... <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup natural style creamy peanut butter <BR> 1/2 cup silken tofu (about 4 1/2 ounces) <BR> 3 tablespoons of honey <BR> 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice <BR> 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon <BR> <BR> Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 week. Yield 16 servings. Serving size 1... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 08:54:43 EST OMG OMG OMG!! Consultation! I am nervously excited I have set up a consultation with Inflicting Ink in Portsmouth RI for March 1st. If you have never heard of them.. think about this.. Miami Ink was supposed to be their show.. lol.. The only reason they did not go forward is that Rhode Island looks like butt in the winter time.. No half naked ladies walking around in bikinis for eye candy.. haha. <BR> <BR> I sent off a blank inquiry email yesterday and was surprised when the owner Jeff emailed me back. Then he aske... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 08:15:04 EST 7 not so bad once in a while desserts <link><BR>esserts-fight-fat </link> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 13:56:36 EST 24 tips to help stop emotional eating <link><BR>ys-to-help-stop-emotional-eating-2454216/ </link> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 08:22:21 EST get off the SOFAs... <link><BR>message-for-a-healthy-diet-get-off-the<BR>-sofas-2447553/ </link> Mon, 7 Feb 2011 09:00:16 EST F is for a Fit February Challenge! F is for: <BR> Fitness, Fuel, Friendship, <BR> <BR> Fitness: <BR> Decide on your fitness goals for the month. It could be a set number of minutes per week, miles run or walked per week, a number of days at the gym, or number of new classes's completely up to you! <BR> <BR> <em>299</em> <em>196</em> <em>260</em> <em>131</em> <em>300</em> <em>323</em> <em>322</em> <em>324</em> <BR> <BR> Fuel: <BR> Pick a goal or goals related to fueling your body. It could be ... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 08:27:48 EST Tattoo photos! We need to remember we have a place to share and admire each other's tats! We should look periodically and comment! Some of us would like feedback on and appreciation of our ink. I for one get a sad when no one comments on mine! I mean you can even say they're stupid and you hate them if that's how you feel. SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING! Just my thoughts! Fri, 28 Jan 2011 05:13:08 EST No More Excuses10tricks to help you stay motivated <link><BR>re-excuses-10-tricks-thatll-motivate-y<BR>ou-to-work-out-2444900/ </link> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 09:20:12 EST Quick read nutrition labels coming soon... <link><BR>uick-read-food-nutrition-labels-coming<BR>-soon-2445154/ </link> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 09:11:39 EST What is your Theme Song? Its just what the title asks... if you had to pick a song that would describe you right now.. what would it be and why? <BR> <BR> this would be mine at the moment! <BR> Settlin by Sugarland <BR> Fifteen minutes left to throw me together <BR> For mister right now, not mister forever <BR> Don't know why I even try when I know how it ends <BR> Looking like another "maybe we could be friends" <BR> I've been leaving it up to fate <BR> It's my life so it's mine to make <BR> <BR> I ain't settling... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:34:07 EST Advice for tattoo in memory of gma Hey everyone, I just wanted some advice. My grandma passed away at the beginning of December and I really want to get a tattoo in memory of her. She was a huge part of my life from when I was born until the end of her life. When I was little my sisters and I were at her house more than at our own and for the last two years we visited her on a regular basis at the nursing home. She was 87 years old and had a long life and I know she was at peace with dying because she had talked about it befor... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 16:22:23 EST Shorter workout-burn 300 calories in 15 minutes <link><BR>n-300-calories-15-minutes </link> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 08:19:01 EST Need advise on a foot tattoo!! I'm going to get a foot tattoo tomorrow. If anyone has one, I would appreciate any advise. How painful? Did you have any issues after it was done? I know this is late notice but I'm getting nervous and really need some input! Thanks! Fri, 14 Jan 2011 15:10:09 EST January Back to Basics Challenge Let's get back to the basics. <BR> <BR> Drink 8 glass' of water daily and log them on your nutrition tracker <BR> <BR> Leave a positive huddle message for the team. <BR> <BR> Get at least 10 minutes of cardio each choose your activity. <BR> <BR> Post here and let us know how you're doing or let us know how we can support you to keep you motivated Thu, 13 Jan 2011 08:16:57 EST Diet Myths debunked from Eat This Not That <link><BR>worst-health-diet-myths </link> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 08:03:26 EST Christian w/ tattoos?! Hi guys :) I consider myself a Christian but it seems a lot of my "devote" friends look down on my tattoos and piercings...anyone else have this problem? Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:25:29 EST Quick & Healthy Meals for January <link><BR>t-quick-and-healthy-meals-for-january-<BR>2436828/ </link> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:34:09 EST Getting back on the workout bandwagon <link><BR>o-get-back-on-the-workout-bandwagon-24<BR>38522/ </link> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:31:18 EST 2011 DUMP SITE! Drop off those lost pounds here Ladies - you won't be needing them anymore! Tue, 4 Jan 2011 08:29:53 EST This may turn your stomach-Truth about weight gain <link><BR>th-about-your-weight-gain </link> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 08:29:30 EST Hello Ladies! I'm Holly, 27, home schooling Mama of 3 boys in SoCal and my body is thrashed. I just ordered P90X and I'm super excited to "Bring it!" I've been working out off and on the last few years, sometimes "on" long enough to see results (bonus!) But I noticed that even though I start strong, after my body gets used to it and I'm not sore anymore, I lose interest. So, I can't wait to get going on P90X and get my butt kicked everyday with the whole "muscle confusion" thing. I'm excited to have found ... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 15:26:37 EST Goal Weight Tattoos Once i reach my goal weight I intend on getting a half sleeve traditional Japanese koi fish tattoo and was just wondering if anyone else had a tattoo that they want to get to celebrate their weight loss.. <BR> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:11:41 EST Hey girls! Hi everyone! I'm lisa, 27, from PA. This website has really gotten me motivated and I love some of these spark teams (like this one)! I have 7 tattoos and love every one of them. I really hope to get my next one sooner than later...maybe that could be a present when I lose all my weight! Well good luck to everyone! I hope to hear from you! Tue, 30 Nov 2010 21:22:28 EST ADD ME im a great friend im laura! I HEART TATTOOS, TATTOO PHOTOGRAPHY, BLACK OUTLINE AND FULL COLOR TATTOOS. . . I HATE WHEN PEOPLE MISSPELL "TATOO" LOL Tue, 30 Nov 2010 00:55:05 EST Need Ideas For An Intimately Placed Tattoo??? Hey Ladies! <BR> <BR> So after some motivation, I'm considering getting a tattoo in an intimate place. I'm not exactly sure where. Does anyone have a tattoo that's in an intimate place? I'm considering getting a small, blue rose with a stem somewhere and I wanted to get some input on where. I have 2 major tattoos on my arms that are visible, but the other 2 can't be seen unless I have my shirt off. Haha! But those are on my stomach and back, no big deal. I want something on the lower ... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 13:34:58 EST Your fave..... All too often we look down on ourselves and say we wish our _______ was thinner and we had a better ______. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite body part on YOU??? <BR> <BR> I would have to say I like my blue eyes or my legs that look great with heels.. Share what you like and work it!!!! Sat, 20 Nov 2010 13:53:58 EST Jingle Bell Challenge Christmas is just around the corner ladies! <BR> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tis' the season to be jolly so I wanted to create a Christmas Challenge that was fun, festive, and fab!!! <BR> <em>447</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> Here we go!!! <BR> <BR> Your goal from now to December 23 will be to collect all the <em>445</em> you can!!! <BR> <BR> For each pound you will earn a <em>445<... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 08:25:03 EST What to eat at the holiday buffet... load up on turkey but skip the on for some other healthy and tasty choices! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/how-to-negotiate-the-holiday-buffet-2<BR>410754/;_ylt=ArjRfjBVJ7JdBDywLDyAIA9qbqU5 </link> Wed, 17 Nov 2010 08:16:31 EST My newest tattoo I got my second tattoo at the end of September and have yet to post any pictures here (total fail lol)! So I just posted pictures on my Spark page of both of my tats. If you get a chance to check them out I'd love for you to. Mon, 8 Nov 2010 22:43:00 EST A man proving a point <link><BR> </link> Mon, 8 Nov 2010 14:23:33 EST Cure for Halloween Hangover... <link><BR>ween-hangover-5-sweet-ways-to-undo-can<BR>dy-damage-2405961/ </link> Tue, 2 Nov 2010 08:17:23 EST Thanksgiving challenge? Is anyone interested in participating in a November challenge? If so I will come up with something..if not I'll ask again next month.. <em>334</em> Tue, 2 Nov 2010 08:15:31 EST Ladies, how do you handle tattoo criticism? Hey everyone, so I want to ask you all something. <BR> <BR> While we are all here to get healthier and look and feel great, there are always going to be those people who see your tattoos and are quick to judge you. I know I have this pain. I even had a family member tell me that I'll never look beautiful in an evening gown ever again! <BR> <BR> While a lot of this issue stems from my unhappiness with my current weight, I have to ask: how do you deal with criticism? I'm planning on get... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 23:27:23 EST Healthy Ingrediant Swaps <link><BR>dient-swaps-for-healthier-recipes-2402<BR>326/ </link> Tue, 26 Oct 2010 08:18:53 EST if you do only 1 healthy thing this! <link><BR>l/if-you-only-do-one-healthy-thing-tod<BR>ay-do-this-2401344/ </link> Thu, 21 Oct 2010 08:10:35 EST Hi everyone! My name is Vanessa and I'm 21 years old. Born & raised in Brooklyn, NY but my family is from Barbados. I've been trying to lose weight since I was 16 years old. I've dieted in the past but stopped due to lack of interest or just pure laziness. I definitely need to work on cutting out the sweets ( I love chocolate and rocky road ice cream). I would appreciate any help and support. I would love to make new friends along the way. Hopefully this site helps me jump start my weight loss and reach a... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 12:49:59 EST An apple a day <BR> it's fall and apples are in abundance so enjoy guilt free snacking! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>prising-reasons-to-eat-an-apple-a-day-<BR>2397940/ </link> Wed, 13 Oct 2010 08:56:20 EST Swollen tattoo My husbands tattoo after 8 months has just become swollen underneath like welts. it is only underneath the tattoo....does anyone know what this is? Sun, 10 Oct 2010 01:14:41 EST 60 sec. trick to help you lose weight <link><BR>0-second-trick-that-will-help-you-lose<BR>-weight-2391702/ </link> Mon, 20 Sep 2010 08:26:21 EST Best Fruits & Veggies for Fall! <link><BR>est-fruits-and-vegetables-for-fall-239<BR>1699/ </link> Mon, 20 Sep 2010 08:24:21 EST 2010 'Dump' Site Drop your remaining 2010 pounds off won't be needing them in the new year! Mon, 13 Sep 2010 08:10:42 EST Hey there to all the Ladies who Love Ink! Hey everyone my name is Karin. I'm new to the team, but I have been with SparkPeople for just over 6 months. At the time I only have one tattoo but I am getting my second one by mid September. I cant wait to get to know all you lovely ladies! <em>212</em> Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:37:55 EST Intro (this time with Photos) I've introduced myself before, but I figured I'd put up some pictures of my inkiness ;p These pics are from, well, one to two years ago and way before I started getting in shape...and it's really hard to take good pictures of your own arms by the way. Also, the arm pics are a bit scabby (eep!) - also, I've only got pictures of my left arm. My right arm is slowly acquiring similar black and white intricate work. I'll have to get some pictures of that later. <BR> <BR> <link>exousia336.zoomsh... Thu, 19 Aug 2010 09:45:16 EST Central Arkansas tattoo shops? Anyone? I've recently moved about 4 hours from home to the Little Rock area and have no idea who to go to for tattoos. And as you all know, just picking a random shop and going in generally isn't a good idea, especially if you are used to having great work done! So if anyone has any suggestions I'm down for it! Tue, 17 Aug 2010 10:02:11 EST Newbie! Hi! I'm Erin. I don't have any tattoos yet, but I'm saving up for my first one as a Christmas present to myself. I love art of all kinds, and I love the amazing kinds of self-expression we can see in a person's tattoos. Can't wait to get to know you all better and see some of your ink! <em>247</em> <em>252</em> Sat, 14 Aug 2010 09:16:18 EST hey hey everybody! I'm not exactly new to sparkpeople, but I'm new to this team (yay!). I've been looking and searching and looking some more for a team to really belong to where I can find real encouragement and relate to people and make some more friends! Hopefully this will be the one for that to happen (: Besides that, I'm here because I got some pretty sexy tats when I was thin and now my sparrows are looking like pterodactyls and that's going to STOP! Fri, 13 Aug 2010 09:16:22 EST my confession Haven't met my goal but I can't wait any longer...i have been sparking since 2008. i go to the gym religiously but i don't log my food which im guessing i need to start doing to be accountable in all areas. i feel better and i feel stronger. but i haven't lost any weight in a long time. i have been waiting for new ink for a while as it is my 'goal' but i just cant' wait anymore so i am going to go talk to steve and have him start working on my half sleeve. so anyway that's my confession Thu, 12 Aug 2010 08:18:07 EST energy snacks for kid athletes..and Moms too! i found this and wanted to share. as a mom of a soon to b 13 year old swimmer, runner, hockey & lacrosse player these are good refuels for him and me! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nergy-snacks-for-kid-athletes-2266902/<BR>#photoViewer=1 </link> Wed, 11 Aug 2010 08:16:42 EST I gots me new ink! And I love love love it! Couldn't have asked for a better artist, plus I got to party with Billy Jack...he offered a sick price on a sleeve and invited us down to stay for a weekend. How awesome is it to know people who know people?! <BR> <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3518619 Mon, 9 Aug 2010 15:02:01 EST August Fitness Challenge August Fitness Pledge - shoot for at least 3 days of cardio! <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- 60 minutes (55 on stair stepper, 5 stretching) <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th <BR> 9th <BR> 10th <BR> 11th <BR> 12th <BR> 13th <BR> 14th <BR> 15th <BR> 16th <BR> 17th <BR> 18th <BR> 19th <BR> 20th <BR> 21st <BR> 22nd <BR> 23rd <BR> 24th <BR> 25th <BR> 26th <BR> 27th <BR> 28th <BR> 29th <BR> 30th <BR> 31st <BR> Total Minutes: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 08:09:21 EST Inky Dinks! Hi all! Just joined the team forum and I have been doing Spark for about 2 months now. I can really feel a difference already in the way I feel and how I carry mself and I'm ready to make that a lifelong change! <BR> It's also a great perk to see my tattoos look better on my body, ya know, without the lumpiness underneath them. <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> Wish me luck on my journey! I wish the same for you all! <BR> Oh, and wish me luck on my quarter sleeves. I'm getting them done on FRIDAY! Woo... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 12:38:52 EST i need my something sweet! good morning, ladies! i always need a "something sweet" after dinner. do you have any suggestions for something that tastes sinful but won't sabotage my healthy eating? the only caveat is that i can't do artificial sweeteners. <BR> <BR> thanks and happy monday! Mon, 26 Jul 2010 08:52:36 EST hi! hi! my name is Jana. Fri, 23 Jul 2010 02:28:05 EST Seeing your own tattoos! Just curious! LOL! <BR> <BR> I am obsessed with being able to SEE my own tattoos! I want geckos up my back but I'll never get to see them! How do y'all deal with that? <em>246</em> <em>334</em> Wed, 21 Jul 2010 03:48:09 EST A BIG THANK YOU!!!:)) I just wanted to say thanks to my fellow team members who have seen my discouragement and come by to to give me a boost when I really need it! <em>304</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Sun, 11 Jul 2010 17:05:16 EST 4 healthy sounding fastfood breakfasts that aren't <link><BR>lthy-sounding-fast-food-breakfasts-tha<BR>t-aren-t-and-what-to-eat-instead-1908846/ </link> Thu, 8 Jul 2010 09:11:44 EST PX90 info <link><BR>veryone-is-talking-about-p90x-1957989/ </link> Thu, 8 Jul 2010 09:08:41 EST Real Life..Blog Writer on Weight loss Surgery... interesting read... <link><BR>life-expert-weight-loss-surgery-didn-t<BR>-fix-me-1954376/ </link> Thu, 8 Jul 2010 09:04:01 EST Easy Exercises for the water... <link><BR>summer-exercises-for-the-water-1910472/ </link> Wed, 7 Jul 2010 08:36:21 EST Fat Myth Busted ...interesting read <BR> <BR> <link><BR>h-busted-1912197/ </link> Wed, 7 Jul 2010 08:33:12 EST July Fitness Challenge sorry i'm late getting this posted...since we are 6 days into july.... <BR> <BR> July Fitness Pledge <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th <BR> 9th <BR> 10th <BR> 11th <BR> 12th <BR> 13th <BR> 14th <BR> 15th <BR> 16th <BR> 17th <BR> 18th <BR> 19th <BR> 20th <BR> 21st <BR> 22nd <BR> 23rd <BR> 24th <BR> 25th <BR> 26th <BR> 27th <BR> 28th <BR> 29th <BR> 30th <BR> Total Minutes: <BR> Tue, 6 Jul 2010 08:39:24 EST Newbie...Newbie Hello Ladies~~ <BR> <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself and hopefully make so new friends on this journey of weight lose\healthy lifestyle change. I am married to a wonderful man of 5yrs now and have a step-son who is 10 yrs old now(WOW where did the time go?). My hubby and I have been together for 7yrs and those have been the best of my life so far. We have a cat(stray) and two dogs (bull mastiff and basset/beagle). <BR> <BR> My hubby and I each have one tat. And I am looking at gettin... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 08:56:25 EST Show me your best stir fry I love stir fry because it is fast and easy. You throw together some of your favorite veggies, a healthy protein, splash on a sauce (home made or store bought) and in a few minutes, dinner is done. Unfortunately now I am going to have to make over a couple of my favorites, because the sauce is WAY high in sodium. So share some good ones with me, and I will post a couple of mine as I tweek them. Mon, 28 Jun 2010 10:20:07 EST hello I am fairly new to spark but I posted my whole story as a blog. I found this group and it sounds like me. I currently have one tattoo but my reward for making my big goal (aside from getting my favorite jeans back) is going to be getting my 2nd tattoo. I have the design in my head and the artist I want to do it for me is excited (he loves egyptian stuff more than I do). Is it wrong to make your tattooist's eyes light up when you tell them your design? If it is then I don't want to be rig... Sun, 27 Jun 2010 08:48:26 EST Hi My Fellow Ink Loving Ladies! Hi Ladies,I am Bonnie,a newbie to the site. I'm just trying to get the hang of things as well meet some super cool,motivating people on the way through my journey. <em>247</em> Wed, 23 Jun 2010 23:50:44 EST Intro Hi everyone! I just saw this team and wanted to join. I LOVE tattoos although I only have one that I got 6 years ago. I have plans for at least 5 more. <em>334</em> Part of my reward for hitting my goal weight will be to get another one! Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:53:41 EST New Tattoos for Me!!! Hey fellow Ink Lovers!! <BR> <BR> I got new ink yesterday and I thought I would share my excitement! It was an 8 hour session with over 6 hours of ink time - check it out! I posted pics on my blog and my page!! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Yay for new tattoos!!! Thu, 10 Jun 2010 11:42:38 EST Putting pictures on this site. I think it should be a prerequisite to belonging to this site. Unless it shows something risque, of course! LOL!!! I would love to come over & see some new photos!!!! Sat, 5 Jun 2010 02:15:40 EST The Worst Chips and Dip <link><BR>st-chips-and-dips </link> Tue, 1 Jun 2010 17:55:14 EST June Fitness Challenge We'll just stick with what seems to be popular..Ok here is the chart for the month..just come back every day and update with your fitness minutes! I pledge to get get at least 240 minutes per week! <BR> <BR> June Fitness Pledge <BR> <BR> 1st-65 min (45 min biking, 20 min strength training) <BR> 2nd-65 swimming <BR> 3rd-73 min(treadmill and stairstepper) <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th <BR> 9th <BR> 10th <BR> 11th <BR> 12th <BR> 13th <BR> 14th <BR> 15th <BR>... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 17:48:55 EST Hey Everyone! Hi! I'm Allison, I just joined this board a little while ago! I just got my most favorite tatt ever! It is a Lady Gaga tatt and there are pics of it on my page if you wish to see it! It was my reaching 165 reward! Whoohoo lol I have been on sparkpeople since September 09 and since then I have lost over 75 lbs and only have 12 more to go! I can't wait!! Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!! Sat, 29 May 2010 02:17:49 EST Kick Addictions..... <link><BR>addictions-with-these-expert-tips-1487<BR>209/ </link> Mon, 24 May 2010 08:10:19 EST Hi All Hey there! Just saw this team on another Sparkers page and thought I should join too! I have a total of 4 tattoos, although it looks like 3. My last one is on my back, there's a pic on my sparkpage. It's definitely the largest I have and I'm saving up for more, just need to figure out what. I'd really like to get one on my upper arm, but I want to be toned first! :) <BR> Hope everyone is having a good weekend! Sat, 22 May 2010 22:54:28 EST Tattoo as a reward? Dream tattoo? Is anyone going to reward themselves with new ink when they reach a goal weight? <BR> <BR> What is your dream tattoo? Design and location? <BR> <BR> I know I want another across my right rib cage.. not sure of what though <em>20</em> Tue, 18 May 2010 12:12:42 EST Sexy Bikini Body Foods... <link><BR>kini-body-foods-1430509/ </link> Thu, 13 May 2010 08:12:46 EST Food Habits Die Hard <link><BR>bits-die-hard-for-scientific-reasons-1<BR>426524/ </link> Thu, 13 May 2010 08:11:21 EST Hey I'm Jenny,from Ohio. Have 5 tattoos so far. <BR> Just wanted to say hi to everyone. Tue, 11 May 2010 21:03:44 EST 7 Fast Food Options That will keep you lean.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>u/17294/7-fast-food-lunches-that-keep-<BR>you-lean/ </link> Fri, 7 May 2010 13:46:53 EST Repeat April Challenge for May!!!! Who wants to join me? I pledge 2000 minutes and I WILL do it this month!!!! Summer is creeping up on us and I want to be ready to bust out the shorts and tanks!!!! <BR> <BR> May 1-0 <BR> May 2-20 min walk <BR> May 3-40 mins strength/10 minute walk/25 min treadmill run/15 min outdoor run=90 mins Mon, 3 May 2010 13:22:54 EST May Fitness Challenge With the warmer weather quickly approaching lets see how much we can get outside and move!! <BR> <BR> <em>87</em> <em>184</em> <em>67</em> <em>464</em> <em>332</em> <em>318</em> <em>295</em> <em>256</em> <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> Play with the kids, walk the dog, clean out the garden, whatever you can do to get outside and get moving! <BR> <BR> Check back here everyday and let us know what you're up to and how your doing! <BR> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 09:02:40 EST Get the most from your gym workout... <em>315</em> <em>231</em> <em>324</em> <em>23</em> <em>319</em> <em>323</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s-to-maximize-your-gym-workout-1309373/ </link> Thu, 29 Apr 2010 06:33:23 EST 3 easy water exercises to try <em>237</em> <BR> <link><BR>-easy-and-effective-water-exercises-13<BR>13894/ </link> Thu, 29 Apr 2010 06:30:47 EST Inky stay at home Mom...ready to lose. Hey all. Michele, 39yo stay at home Mom. Started last year at 178. Lost 20 lbs last year, then gained 10 back. Right now I'm focused on losing those 10, then I'll move on to going lower. My goal is about to lose about50 lbs, but I'll let the mirror be my guide, more than the scale. And like Allihasheart, I'm taking it 10 lbs at a time. Right now I'm at 164 (which is a 14lb loss since last year), and just want to get under 160, then 150, etc. <BR> <BR> The tats...I have my left wrist, ... Wed, 28 Apr 2010 08:58:59 EST Moderately tattooed and ready to lose. First, the tattoos. Full left sleeve. Full chest piece. Full upper back. Through-the-neck piece. Full feet. Bees on my knees. Planning my other sleeve and both leg sleeves and will get them as money permits. <BR> <BR> Second, the weight challenges. About 4 years ago, I went from 184 to 142 pounds. That's a 42 pound weight loss, following the basics of the south beach diet alone. (No sugars, no white carbs, etc.) It took those 4 years for me to gain it back and then some. <BR> <BR> I went ... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 15:27:41 EST inked up navy wife, introducing myself... i just wanted to pop by and say name is faith, i am 27 and am a proud navy wife to my husband seth who is currently underway on his first deployment with the USS Pittsburgh..we also have a 6 month old daughter named penelope...i am a tattoo junky and actually have an appointment in two weeks to start a half sleeve dedicated to my daughter.. <BR> <BR> i have two pounds left to rid of my pregnancy weight and my plan is to push past that goal and to lose about ten more pounds after that... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:46:17 EST Prevent exercise burnout... <link><BR>o-prevent-exercise-burnout-1279837/ </link> Tue, 13 Apr 2010 08:24:32 EST 9 ingrediants to avoid in processed food... i do drink coke zero which has artificial sweetner in it along with costco vitamin water which hassucralose in it too...but i try to be more aware of what i am eating and limit the diet drinks to 1 a day (a couple more on the weekend though <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>redients-to-avoid-in-processed-foods-1<BR>268429/ </link> <BR> <BR> *edited to change think to drink. i don't think coke zero..i drink it! <em>246</em> Tue, 13 Apr 2010 08:23:27 EST Naked yoga? uh thanks... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>h-controversy-sensual-tantric-nude-yog<BR>a-oh-my-1266107/ </link> Thu, 8 Apr 2010 08:48:03 EST Are processed foods really that horrible.... <BR> yep i guess whole wheat bread is 'processed'...this article gave me a different view..what do you think? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rocessed-foods-really-that-horrible-12<BR>47669/ </link> Thu, 8 Apr 2010 08:39:38 EST Favorite Tattoo you've gotten or seen... Hey ladies! I just want to know, what is your favorite tattoo that you've either gotten or have seen? I once saw a girl with a tattoo on her side, and I loved it! That's my ultimate reward for when I get down to my goal weight. I'm planning on getting inked on my side. Mon, 5 Apr 2010 11:08:17 EST 10 ways to solve nagging health problems <link><BR>ys-to-solve-nagging-health-problems-12<BR>50064/ </link> Mon, 5 Apr 2010 09:39:01 EST why Americans are overweight ... <link><BR>mericans-are-overweight-and-how-the-re<BR>st-of-the-world-is-thin-1247638/ </link> Mon, 5 Apr 2010 09:36:08 EST Binge Eating <link><BR>eating.treatments/index.html?hpt=C2 </link> Thu, 1 Apr 2010 10:47:51 EST April Fitness Challenge Another team that I am on is posting their fitness minutes for the I decided we should something similiar. This team hasn't had a lot of participation with fitness challenges so this will be an easy one in hopes of getting more ladies on board! With the warm weather right around the corner no excuses just get off you butts and move!! <BR> <em>237</em> <em>312</em> <em>324</em> <em>332</em> <em>318</em> <em>319</em> <em>414</em> <em>405</em> <em>320</em> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 09:10:03 EST Reward eating? What's the word on reward eating, as in saving up the requisite number of calories in order to reward yourself with a cookie, a small bowl of ice cream, a margarita, a burger, or something else of the like? <BR> <BR> I'm not talking about inhaling a cup of sugar; just eating something moderately calorie-laden and delicious. <BR> <BR> Has this proved helpful or harmful for anyone here? I've been craving this agave-sweetened coconut based ice-cream, which is, comparatively, better for you t... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:57:05 EST extreme weight loss and loose skin for those with a lot of weight to lose...1 to 2 pounds a week, strength training and a daily moisturizer will combat this! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>me-weight-loss-loose-skin-1231257/ </link> Mon, 29 Mar 2010 08:26:56 EST Give us your thoughts... this is just sick that someone would do this and i commend the doc but think that it's absurd to pay someone too... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>egal-bribes-donna-simpson-not-to-reach<BR>-1-000-pounds-1232164/ </link> Mon, 29 Mar 2010 08:18:43 EST Violent Zen <link><BR>nt-zen-5-lessons-from-the-benefits-of-<BR>boxing-1108855/ </link> Mon, 22 Mar 2010 08:48:52 EST 8 things you don't know about fiber... <link><BR>ngs-you-dont-know-about-fiber-1171683/<BR>;_ylt=AqvvOq4Cf6IR.aZuWxcwkmtqbqU5 </link> Mon, 22 Mar 2010 08:47:31 EST you'll be fired up after reading this... not sure what rock Tom Danehy crawled out from beneath..but he should go back under... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>n_weekly.htm </link> Fri, 12 Mar 2010 08:53:39 EST How slow am I really supposed to eat... Ok I confess..I am a fast eater always rushing to get the next task complete. I need to work on chewing more and slowing down! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>wly-are-you-supposed-to-be-eating-find<BR>-out-for-the-easiest-weight-loss-ever-<BR>1107733/#poll-B83EEBEA271611DFA0D6B8B4514A4933 </link> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:40:28 EST How to Indulge. .Without Food! <link><BR>s-to-self-indulge-without-food-1085745/ </link> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:32:04 EST The UN-healthiest salads in America... <link><BR>32/the-unhealthiest-salads-in-america/ </link> Fri, 5 Mar 2010 14:55:53 EST 4 habits that are giving you belly pudge... <link><BR>its-that-are-giving-you-belly-pudge-10<BR>25407/ </link> Thu, 4 Mar 2010 10:23:27 EST March Fitness Challenge <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>437</em> <BR> Yes I know it's the 3rd and I am late getting a challenge together. I looked on some of my other teams for ideas and 'borrowed' this one and 'tweaked' it a little.... <em>334</em> <BR> This month I thought we could all pick one thing we would like to, or be willing to, give up for the entire month. <em>222</em> <em>262</em> <em>287</em> <em>297</em> <em>482</em> <em>76</em> <em>468</em> <em>473<... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 08:25:51 EST Does Drinking Cause Weight Gain? <link><BR>ol-and-calories-does-drinking-cause-we<BR>ight-gain-878173/ </link> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 08:53:01 EST More Flak for weight than drug addiction... this was an interesting read on Kelly Osbournes weight loss transformation.. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-osbourne-got-more-flak-for-her-weight<BR>-than-her-addiction-issues-879210/ </link> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 08:51:42 EST Uggg - Americas Worst French Fries now i'm just yuck feeling..the other week me and the boys split a large five guys fries. now mind you the 6 year old eats like a bird so the majority of the eating fell to me and the 12 year old (who if he ever stops moving is going to be a large large boy but thankfully is very very active) i read this article to see that a large five guy fry is 1500 calories. yikes!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>18/americas-worst-french-fries-and-wha<BR>t-you-should-eat-in... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 08:12:49 EST Another reason to ogle the Olympians... <link><BR>ore-reason-to-ogle-olympians-the-tatto<BR>os-they-choose-494593/ </link> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 09:02:01 EST The go to snack... The snack I've been consistently turning to in the afternoons and evenings this month? <BR> <BR> A little bowl of salsa and sliced veggies as "chips"! <BR> <BR> I know, it's not exactly dieting rocket science, but here's why this snack is great for weight loss, and why it's working for me: <BR> <BR> *It's high in flavor. I need a snack that is spicy, tart--big on flavor--to satisfy my tatebuds. So salsa is perfect for me, because after I have some, I actually feel like I ate something wo... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 08:56:41 EST Resuscitate Your New Years Resolutions Find your suppport right here on Sparkpeople. Make it a priority every day to log in and reconnect.. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>o-resuscitate-your-new-years-resolutio<BR>ns-708868/ </link> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 08:52:37 EST Allergy to ink? So i got a tattoo on my outer wrist awhile ago, probably around the end of summer... if not later. Point being, it's been awhile. <BR> A few months ago (November-ish) some bumps started appearing on it. Now there's more bumps that come and goes, it gets dry, and sometimes itches. My boyfriend (who has done tattoo's for years and did it on me) has never seen that before and looked it up. The only thing he could find is an allergy to ink. Shortly after doing that tattoo, he bought another kind... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:54:45 EST Tone up and slim down <link><BR>up-and-slim-down-643205/ </link> Mon, 15 Feb 2010 08:52:33 EST Make over your relationship with food <link><BR>ys-to-make-over-your-relationship-with<BR>-food-so-its-happier-healthier-and-gui<BR>lt-free-635310/ </link> Mon, 15 Feb 2010 08:51:09 EST Losing weight and ink Don't know if this has ever been posted by anyone before. I kind of skimmed over and didn't see anything, so if I missed it, I'm sorry. <BR> <BR> Does anyone worry about your weight loss screwing up tattoos? I have a tattoo on the back of my left calf and another one the outside of my right calf. I'm now scared that when I lose weight, they're going to distort and move on my body. I also want to get amazing design on my upper right thigh, but I haven't gotten it yet because of the same reaso... Wed, 10 Feb 2010 18:52:50 EST February Fitness Challeng e...Come Join In! <em>129</em> <em>26</em> Can you believe it's February already! You know what that means...Valentine's Day. Either you love it or you hate it, but 2 things I think of are hearts and yes...chocolate. <BR> So while we must enjoy chocolate in moderation why not celebrate the heart? <BR> <BR> This month's challenges are: <BR> <BR> Do you know your number? Your cholesterol number that is! If you haven't had a physical in a while..make this the month to do it! Love your heart and get your ch... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 09:17:13 EST How will you celebrate? When I reach my goal weight.....or if I'm close enough to my goal weight, I want to get a tattoo. Actually, what I want is a half-sleeve. I know exactly what I want & how I want it done! Im super excited for this day to come! I have 5 tattoos already, & am stoked about getting a half-sleeve. <BR> <BR> What are yall going to reward yourself with when you reach your goal? <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:05:46 EST Sexy Pose?? Does anyone secretly have anything special they would love to do for their significant other once they reach their goal weight? I would LOVE to make a calendar full of pictures of ME doing some sexy poses (in a tasteful way) in lingerie & other sexy clothes way for my man. Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:51:45 EST New ink... hubby and i are soon going to be celebrating 10 years of wedded bliss <em>334</em> so we are going to go get new ink together. being PA Dutch i want something unique and have decided on the Hex sign for Love and Marriage...check it out.. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> everybody around here including my husband thinks i'm nuts but many people tattoo their 'heritage'...and being a PA german girl i want to do something unique..let me know what you think.... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 09:07:35 EST It's Girl Scout Cookie time..... <link><BR>s-to-have-your-girl-scout-cookies-and-<BR>eat-them-too-575624/ </link> Wed, 27 Jan 2010 08:17:45 EST How to get your Ideal body... i personally just want to be in the healthy toned or muscular column. i am large framed and a runway model skinny isn't/couldn't be me.. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>o-get-your-quot-ideal-body-quot-574249/ </link> Fri, 22 Jan 2010 08:37:41 EST If you NEVER EVER read my article posts.... If you never ever read any of the aricles I's ok I don't mind..but you really really MUST read this because it is so true and if you're not exercising consistantly you should and this might help you get there..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>for-staying-motivated-to-exercise-571710/ </link> Fri, 22 Jan 2010 08:31:37 EST Spark Contest There's a new spark contest beginning February 1st. You still have time to get in on this on! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=12841x36258<BR>x31196595 </link> <BR> <BR> If you haven't purchased your copy of The Spark..what are you waiting for? It is making a difference in my life! If you have read or are reading the book let me know what you think! I have my goals written down and broken down into increments and it really is working!! Wed, 20 Jan 2010 08:05:22 EST Butt and Thigh Fat Make You Healthy... Figures...I'm an apple shape... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>flash-butt-and-thigh-fat-make-you-heal<BR>thy-567119/ </link> Tue, 19 Jan 2010 08:17:42 EST Could eating a burger make you depressed? <link><BR>-eating-a-burger-make-you-depressed-56<BR>7639/ </link> Mon, 18 Jan 2010 10:14:04 EST 4 Ways to Lose Weight Like a Guy! <link><BR>s-to-lose-weight-like-a-guy-566259/ </link> Tue, 12 Jan 2010 08:48:59 EST Tattoo personality quiz <link><BR>locker-the-tattoo-personality-quiz-547<BR>206/ </link> Tue, 12 Jan 2010 08:47:24 EST Let me know what you think..makes you go hmmmm... <link><BR>rents-arrested-for-tattooing-their-kid<BR>s-561046/ </link> Tue, 12 Jan 2010 08:44:53 EST Hello :) I'm horrible at introductions, so bear with me. <BR> I've been on SP before. I gave up after never losing weight and then getting news from the doctor that my blood test came back perfect... I was in better health for most people my age and there was no reason why I shouldn't be losing weight. I then was told by the doctor that I wasn't eating or exercising. I knew I was, so I threw up my arms and decided that I didn't care anymore. <BR> I'm finally sick of it now. I'm sick of not being able... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 11:06:32 EST