SparkPeople Victoria's Secret Angels Team Messageboard Feel gorgeous on the inside & out! Lose those pounds for good. Join challenges & share diet/ fitness/ beauty/ fashion secrets so you can be an VS Angel at any weight. Be confident & love your curves!! SparkPeople Victoria's Secret Angels Team Messageboard HOW DO YOU GET CURVES WHEN YOU HAVE NO SHAPE?!?!?! SO IVE BEEN LOSING AND GAINING LOSING AND GAINING WEIGHT. 2015 I WAS AT 160 LBS BY 2016 I WAS 120 LBS SOMEHOW...??? EVER SINCE I WEAR WAIST TRAINERS AND BODY SHAPERS TO HELP MY FIGURE GET A FIGURE........ HOWEVER!.... I WANT TO CUT THE CRAP AND JUST HAVE THE BODY I DREAM OF ALREADY!!! SO.... HAS ANYONE MANAGED TO GO THROUGH A TRANSFORMATION OF THIS TYPE? I WANT TO KNOW TIPS, WORKOUT TIPS &amp; ROUTINES, DIETS THAT WORK..... ANYTHING THAT HAS WORKED FOR YOU, IF YOUVE BUILT YOURSELF SOME CURVES... Tue, 30 Oct 2018 14:11:55 EST Here we go! New here and working to lose as much as I can. Trying to get my sexy back. working to appreciate the body thaI I have and working on getting it back ot the way I want it. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:27:25 EST Hi, getting started again Hi everyone, I'm in my second week of sparkpeople .Loving sparkpeople and all the resources it has to offer. <em>252</em> Mon, 4 Mar 2013 11:43:41 EST What did you do to workout out today? 1.) Lunges across my hallway <BR> 2.) Ripped in 30 (Week 1) Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:29:47 EST What are your goals for 2013? 1.) Get to 100-105 lbs <BR> 2.) Exercise consistently (6 days a week, 30 minutes/day) <BR> 3.) Use sparkpeople consistently (keep earning those points!) <BR> 4.) Eat clean (5 small meals a day with protein at each meal) <BR> 5.) Have a regular sleep schedule and actually get up at the alarm (10 pm, 5 am) <BR> 6.) Be kinder to myself and don't expect fast weight loss <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:24:37 EST What are your Goals by Summer 2012? Summer is here in 6 weeks!!! I can't believe that it is over here. Though I'm not where I want to be (weight wise), I have been stepping it up so I can be ready to hit the beach in a bikini this summer. <BR> <BR> My goal by the end of June is to weigh at 120 so that means that I would have to lose 6.4 pounds! <BR> <BR> What are your goals by summer? Sun, 13 May 2012 06:27:26 EST hi everyone, trying to gain some muscle & tone For summer. I'm pretty happy with my weight except I need to gain a few lbs of muscle. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:12:51 EST Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011 Who watched the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show this year? Thoughts? Any inspiration? Sun, 4 Dec 2011 18:30:23 EST Hi-yooo Hey everyone. I am new to sparkpeople. I found out about it from my doctor because I asked her for some suggestions on how to lose weight for good. I feel so discouraged because two years ago I lost about 60 pounds! Then, I got mono and ended up in the hospital for 5 days. I wasn't eating ANYTHING and was down to about 190. When I got out and started eating again it was like every single thing I ate clung to my body, so now I'm back to (about) where I started minus a few pounds. I am so frust... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 12:44:19 EST Total Body Makeover Challenge Summer 2011 Summer is almost here!! I have a great challenge that was very successful in the past. <BR> Add how much you have burn over a week—including shopping, cleaning the house, playing with your children, cooking, driving, etc. <BR> <BR> I did this myself for a month and dropped so much weight. I know it seems a bit much to burn, but it adds up by the end of the week. As you all know, in order to lose a pound by the end of the week, you much burn 3500 calories… If you burn 7000 calories, then yo... Sun, 29 May 2011 04:08:23 EST HELP! I need ideas! Hey everyone! I need as much as help as possible! I need ideas of what to provide in a weight loss class. I am a nutritionist and fitness trainer but I want to provide a class kinda like overeaters anonymous for my community. I would like to hear from YOU what you may want to learn in a class. My idea was to have them weekly and every week they will get taught how to do the exercise positions, new recipes, educational information, fitness information, motivational information, etc. But I feel... Sat, 14 May 2011 09:48:32 EST Has Anyone Worked For VS? I'm considering applying at my local VS store. Has anyone here ever worked for VS? Anything I should know before applying? <BR> <BR> I don't know if I'd be too heavy. I wear a 10. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:17:29 EST What is on my mind Hi all, I had a thought today that i am still not going to renew my expensive apex meal plan. <BR> I have recipes in a bider here at my home and i can make them and put them with lean meats and seafood & veggies still exercise and not over eat. I can log in what i eat in the nutrtion tracker and i will be doing ok. <BR> that was what was one of my thoughts today. <BR> My mom is doing fine we need to go back to the hospital and wednesday for her to get <BR> a x-ray of he... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 15:04:56 EST Hello from Michigan Hi everyone, just started SP a few days ago and loving it already! <BR> <BR> I work at VS and would love to feel like I keep up "hotness" with all the young 20 year olds I work with (I'm 34). <BR> <BR> Stumbled upon this group and thought it would be fun and motivating. Can't wait to meet and chat with you all. Wed, 2 Mar 2011 21:49:35 EST Hi all i have a new small goal Hi all i am doing ok i have a new small goal in mind. My goal is to work on loseing 1-2 pounds a month until i get to my goal weight. <BR> My mom had a pacemaker put in on her heart muscle the 3rd of this month <BR> so i was worried and my that time of the month came also. So i gained 3 lbs <BR> as the result of both. but now i am going to be taking care of my mom until she can do things again. They won't let her drive for a while and lift her arms up over her head, <BR> and other thing... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:55:24 EST Any Challenges for 2011? <BR> Hi all. <BR> any challenges for 2011? <BR> I am ready to go! Thu, 30 Dec 2010 19:26:56 EST I finally baught the VS boots i have missing out <BR> I recieved a gift card from my husband for christmas. with it I finally bought the VS boots i have been missing out on for two years in a row! <BR> i bought the Collin stuart Suede slouch boot in Charcole and then i bought the Report fold over <BR> boot in black. I have missed this boots for 2 years in a row now but this year happend to be different. Yes i missed the color black in the suede slouch book ( that will change next year) but i bought the charcole color instead and i boug... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 11:36:37 EST Good/ Bad Results or Reactions to your weight loss Hi! <BR> Long story short I'm losing my confidence and self esteem due to my weight. It's effecting my relationship with my boyfriend significantly: i'm insecure and we're losing the spark. I feel that losing weight will increase my confidence and help those areas and any other area I'm lacking in. BUT have you ever had losing weight NOT improve something? Did you ever have weight loss effect an area of your life NEGATIVELY? I know that losing weight won't magically change your life but if I ... Tue, 21 Dec 2010 14:35:39 EST Getting my sexy back! Hi everybody. I'm new to SP and am trying to regain my past glory and energy. I'm looking forward to meeting you all - have a great week! <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:26:36 EST What do u do when you have a bad day (diet wise)? I have had a few bad days (diet wise) this past week. I already have my meal plan in front of me, but then I see my parents enjoying something that is definitely not kosher with my diet and I splurge. I know I shouldn't get discouraged by a few bad days, but I want to know how you guys react to things like this and what you say to yourself to get back on track. <BR> <BR> I know I'm making a bit of progress because I asked my next door neighbor if she wanted to be walking/running buddies. ... Sat, 11 Dec 2010 22:58:06 EST Hi All Hey Everyone! My name is Jenna. I am currently a student in NY. I am VeRy new to this website (just joined yesterday)I chose to join this group because I LOVE Victoria's Secret. I dont neessarly want to be "like" them. I know in reality I wont ever be that skinny, but I can be that Sexy! <em>212</em> I love input and tips from people so if you have any you would like to share Please Do!!! cant wait to talk to you soon! Mon, 6 Dec 2010 14:07:14 EST 25 days of FITMAS Challenge- Lose 3lbs. I would like to invite anyone who would want to join me in a 25 days of FITMAS challenge. I am going to do one fit activity or healthy treat for myself each day before Christmas. This includes giving myself the gift of cardio or treating myself to my favorite fruit bowl at at the food market! Just do one good thing for your health EACH day before Christmas. I am challenging myself to say no to all the holiday goodies in exchange for fitting into a pair of pants on Christmas day! <BR> <BR> T... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:22:18 EST staying within your caloric intake on thanksgiving I am still literally pacing back and forth inside my head on whether or not I will count thanksgiving as a cheat day and throw my rules out the window or if I will stick to my guns and attempt to stay within my caloric intake on turkey day. It is one of my favorite holidays. Honestly I wont know until I am sitting at the table (soo bad!). <BR> <BR> Is anyone else having this internal debate? Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:01:38 EST Hi everyone. :) My name is Lynda, I'm 27 years old, and I just started here on SparkPeople. <BR> I'm happily married to my soulmate, but the happy weight is catching up! :( <BR> I've never been slim, but I've always wanted to be...and I think it's possible on my 5'3" frame. <BR> I will admit now that I feel incredibly motivated with all the success stories I've read about here, but the hardest thing, I guess, is actually applying what I've learned, what I've committed to, and DOING it. <BR> I tell myself ... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 14:55:34 EST Hi Everyone! My name is Offra. I am a single mom with 2 boys. This is my second week on Sparkpeople. I am grateful for stumbling upon this amazing site. I know with the tools that are given to me I will succeed. After having my boys I gained quite a bit. I have always been self-conscious about it, but I never let it rule my life. My self confidence always kept it in check. I had already lost 35 pounds a couple years ago on my own. But now I want to have a sexy beach body just in time for next spring. I am... Sun, 17 Oct 2010 14:59:51 EST South Beach Diet Anyone on here doing the south beach diet? I just started yesterday! Mon, 4 Oct 2010 15:41:30 EST Hello, My Name is Deonna My goal is to get down to 127 and be fit and toned. I am going to use the south beach method starting with phase 1. I hope to loose 10 pounds by halloween and 10 more by the end of the year if not more. I plan to eat healthier, work out weekly and keep a journal about everything I experience day to day. Thu, 30 Sep 2010 17:27:19 EST Hot Halloween Challenge If anyone is interested in joining the Hot Halloween Challenge, please post your starting and goal weight that you would love to reach by Oct 31. <BR> <BR> It will start on Sept 26 and will end on Oct 31 (5 weeks). Each person who joins the challenge will be responsible for posting your weekly weigh-ins (Friday will be the best day for a weigh-in so you can give yourself a rest day on the weekends). <BR> <BR> You may choose your own starting weight and goal weight by the end of Oct. <BR>... Wed, 15 Sep 2010 10:39:02 EST Hi Hi. I'm here to be healthy and still be curvy. I've lost 70 lbs all ready and I'm here for the support to lose the last 20. <BR> <BR> Courtney Thu, 10 Jun 2010 14:37:21 EST HI, New to the team Hi all my name is Heather <BR> I have been on SP for a while, and i want to loose weight very much i want to look good. <BR> looking forward to gettting to know all of you. <BR> Wed, 9 Jun 2010 12:54:45 EST What do you do when you have a bad diet day? I ate plenty of junk today. I know that no diet or change in eating is going to be perfect. But what can I say? I have unrealistic expectations for myself. What helps you get through these bad days and back to feeling confident towards your goal? Tue, 1 Jun 2010 20:05:10 EST What are three things you love about yourself? 1. my sense of humor <BR> 2. my quick wit <BR> 3. my listening skills Sat, 8 May 2010 20:24:32 EST Summer 2010 Challenges? Is there any new challenges or any coming up to get ready to Summer 2010? I would love to see a new one started up! Sun, 21 Mar 2010 14:58:57 EST Im Mandi " the Unmotivated" heyy everybody! im mandi. self-nicknamed Mandi the Unmotivated :( im rockin 145 now at 5'3. curvy and confident but not as toned and tiny as desired,also not motivated at all. at this point its just a little more than average girl weight whining. anyone have motivation tips for a VS Angel body? <link> </link> Sun, 14 Mar 2010 22:37:40 EST LOOW Round 1, Starts Friday, March 5th This is the official thread of Last One Out Wins (LOOW). The rules are simple. First weigh in (Start Weight) is Friday, March 5th. Weigh ins will be held every Friday. <BR> <BR> No Post by the end of the day Friday or Weight Gained - You're Out of the Challenge (you can still play as a guest if you like) <BR> <BR> Weight Lost/Weight Maintained - You're Still In the Challenge! <BR> <BR> Please make sure to post your weight with a reply and not an edit to a previous post. <BR> <BR> If you w... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 17:20:44 EST I know I'm going to succeed cuz(fill in the blank) I know I am going to succeed because <BR> ...I'm not going to let little things like going over my calorie limit get in my way <BR> ...I am going to be consistent with working out, tracking my minutes, and tracking my intake <BR> ...I'm doing this not just to lose weight but to be healthier and feel better about myself overall Fri, 12 Feb 2010 21:02:40 EST I was so good today until...(fill in the blank) I was so good today until I went over my calorie limit. Thu, 11 Feb 2010 23:20:40 EST VS Cardio Challenge 2010 Cardio Challenge--Weekly Total Calories <BR> <BR> Add how much you have burn over a week—including shopping, cleaning the house, playing with your children, cooking, driving, etc. <BR> <BR> I did this myself for a month and dropped 10 pounds!!. Are you ready to focus on losing weight and tracking calories for 5 weeks! You CAN do it!! <BR> Anyone interested? I know it seems a bit much to burn, but it adds up by the end of the week. Here's what you have to burn: <BR> <BR> Jan 31- Feb 6... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 05:11:05 EST New member to VSA Hello, My name is Christina and I am new to Sparkpeople. I am 25 years old and want to lose some weight. About 10-15lbs, get some abs and tone up. My boyfriend and I are getting ready to do the p90x workout starting Feb. I've already tried to do one of the videos and it is hard core. I was sore for the next 3 days. Growing up I was always skinny and wanted to gain weight, I finally did but now I need to take control and get in shape. I thought this team would be some motivation. :) Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:08:01 EST finally! I have been a member of SparkPeople for over 6 months now, but due to some recent changes in my life (some leaving me without internet!) I have been unable to utilize the site as much I want...but now I finally am! I have always been a yo-yo dieter and couldn't manage to lose weight. I finally did my senior year of college, but since graduation and changes from moving, jobs, etc I've gained some back! I really want to make some healthy lifestyle changes so I no longer have to keep going throu... Mon, 18 Jan 2010 22:33:47 EST Workout DVDs that have worked for you What are some of the workout DVDs that have worked for you or that you have seen results from? <BR> <BR> I tried Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred and 12 minutes of the first level made me sore for a week. This probably means I'm really out of shape :P <BR> <BR> I was also wondering if anyone else has tried Jillian Michaela' 30 shred and the result that you have experienced from it. <BR> <BR> Krista Thu, 7 Jan 2010 21:28:56 EST Celeb body that motivates you? What famous person motivates you? Wed, 6 Jan 2010 20:35:10 EST The New Me 2010 My name is Rachel i live in Baltimore Maryland I am 24 years old, i have been married for a year and what a challenge, also i am a mother to 4 year old twin boys! They are my biggest inspiration i want to make them proud. This is my year to change a lot of things about myself, and also learn a lot about myself. Mon, 4 Jan 2010 10:23:21 EST New Years Resolutions Happy New Year!!! What is your New Year's resolution for 2010?? <BR> <BR> I want to being positive both pshyical and mentally... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 12:16:22 EST Lose 5 By New Years 2010 Come on team! We can lose at least 5 pounds by Jan 1! <BR> <BR> This will be the last challenge for this year. I will create another challenge on Jan 1! <BR> <BR> This challenge: <BR> *Workout at least 3-4 times a week <BR> *Drink at least 8 cups of water daily <BR> *Eat within your caloric intake <BR> <BR> <BR> What is your starting weight? What is your goal weight? <BR> <BR> Starting Weight: 160 <BR> Goal Weight: 155 <BR> <BR> We CAN do it! Mon, 30 Nov 2009 06:21:19 EST I'm excited! I just started my own sparkteam! Its for bride-to-be's who want to tone up and slim down before their big day! We will have fitness challenges, healthy recipes, and lots of team support! <BR> <BR> This team actually helped me a lot in making my new team since I love this team's challenges and community involvement! Feel free to check it out and I'll let you guys know how it goes! <BR> <em>212</em> Sun, 29 Nov 2009 15:26:28 EST finally feeling sexy again--new to team hi ladies! <BR> <BR> i joined spark 6 months ago and have lost around 10lbs....i did it the super slow way, but hopefully more's a combo of my dedication to eating clean as well as having an exercise plan that is manageabe and maintainable (i've learned for myself, that anything that i have done in extremes has never worked for me)... <BR> <BR> i am finally feeling sexy again, and able to wear things that i've shy'd away from wearing skinny jeans without covering u... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 12:05:08 EST New Diet I'm on a 10 month plateau. I'm going nuts. I need a new diet but on the South Beach Phase I, I can't seem to make my 1500 calorie limit. Any suggestions or diets? I'm DESPERATE! Tue, 20 Oct 2009 10:21:25 EST HELLO IM NEW HELLO MY NAME IS KRISTINE I AM 28 YEARS OLD AND I LOST MY AUNT WHEN SHE WAS 40 DO TO HEALTH PROBLEMS OF BEING OVER WEIGHT I HAVE ANOTHER AUNT THAT IS GOING DOWN THE SAME PATH AND ALSO A UNCLE AND I AM NOT THAT FAR BEHIND THEM BUT I AM READY TO CHANGE THAT I DO NOT WANT TO DIE YOUNG JUST BECOUSE I AM OVER WEIGHT I HAVE 2 KIDS AND I DONT WANT THEM TO GROW UP AND DEAL WIT WEIGHT PROBLEMS LIKE I HAVE . . IT IS HARD FOR ME I DONT LIVE ALONE DUE TO HARD TIMES N I AM OUT OF WORK SO MY STRESS LEVEL ... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 02:12:53 EST 2 weeks to keep a bad habit at bay? They say thats the rule. But what about a craving or food related rule? Does it work for that too? Heres my major dilemma that constantly hassles me. I work at mcdonalds, and i constantly pick at the fries. Ive tried remedying this because they are awful artery destroying foods, but my remedy occassionally fails and I just end up shoveling them in anyways. I end up eating a lot of them by the end of the day. Gum seems to help when I keep it on me, and keep it in my mouth all day. Do you think... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 21:46:29 EST Lose 10 pounds By Halloween 09' hey team! <BR> <BR> There are about 8 weeks to Halloween! Let's lose 10 pounds by then! <BR> <BR> Starting Weight: 157 .2 <BR> Goal: 147.2 <BR> <BR> We can do it! Fri, 4 Sep 2009 11:21:50 EST Hi, new to site and team HI, <BR> <BR> My name is Debbie and I am new to Spark People and this team. I gained weight due to illness. I have been losing weight since March, but over the last month have finally been losing with consistency thanks to a diet modification (lower carbs). I have lost 30 lbs so far and have 74 lbs to go. I can't wait to get back to my normal weight. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 13:43:17 EST Bonjour from Westchase in Tampa :) just wanted to introduce myself, hope y'all have a great week! Tue, 4 Aug 2009 00:10:27 EST Lose 20 Before '10 Hey Everyone! <BR> I am READY to finally get off this weight & would love to do it by the end of 2009! We have about 5 months left here- thats only about 4 lbs a month or 1 lb a week- totally do-able!! For me I am going to set a goal for every other week to make sure I am on track but each individual can make their own goals and tracking points. Even if you have less or more than 20lbs to lose feel free to join in for support & tips! Think about how great it will be to ring in the new year w... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 18:38:38 EST New here! <em>213</em> Love Victoria Secret I purchase most of my clothes from the catalogue and I hope with exercise and determination I may someday be an Angel just like them with that hot sexy body. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Whoops should be moved to the introduction section of forum sorry! Fri, 19 Jun 2009 16:41:27 EST Andreas Choice on Youtube I found this cool channel on youtube, the girl gives a lot of hair and beauty tips and tutorials. I love how her hair is colored! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_uC9ug&feature=channel </link> Fri, 12 Jun 2009 22:25:00 EST Lose 5 Pounds In June Today is June 1st! <BR> <BR> Let's lose 5 pounds this month! Who is up for the challenge?! <BR> <BR> Post your starting weight and goal weight at the end of the month. Mon, 1 Jun 2009 03:37:42 EST Attitude Change I have attitude now...I need to lose 26 lbs by 9/1/2009. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 31 May 2009 12:38:17 EST Alcohol Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I was wondering if there are any alcoholic beverages that would be ok to drink that don't contain tons of sugars. <BR> I don't drink during the week, but only on the weekends. <BR> <BR> I know that wine is WAY better to drink than mixed drinks because it doesn't have as much of the sugars in it. <BR> <BR> I'm just trying to be careful of my sugar intake, and I love going out on the weekends and getting a drink or two, but I need some more options. <BR> <BR> Thank... Fri, 15 May 2009 10:31:19 EST TWILIGHT Vamps/Wol ves-JOIN MY TEAM! Hey Everyone!! Are you a fan of Stephanie Myer, or any of her work? I am a HUGE Twilight/Stephanie Myer fan. I hope there are plenty of you out there who would like to share this experience with me. This team is going to be FUN!! We'll discuss everything Twilight/SM related, and just have a good time, along with sharing a tremendous amount of support for you while you are on this wonderful journey to a new/healthy YOU!! Thank you for visiting! Tell everyone you know to join!! Thanks!! <BR> ... Wed, 6 May 2009 12:39:08 EST Victoria's Secret Products One of the things I'm looking most forward to being able to do when I lose my weight is walking into my favorite store, Victoria's Secret PINK, and just buying every cute bra and pair of underwear that I see, haha. yeah... lame, but I AM a girl... Tue, 5 May 2009 15:21:25 EST VS bikini sizing hi girls! <BR> i had a quick question that i was hoping to get some help with. i'd like to order a couple of bikinis from the victoria's secret website, but am unsure about the size i should order. <BR> according to the size chart i should order an XS in top AND bottom, but i'm nervous it will be TOO tight & don't want that, of course. my measurments are <BR> 33 (bust) <BR> 24 (waist) <BR> 33 (hips) <BR> i'm 5'5 & 116 lb. generally wear a jeans/dress size 2 or 4. <BR> i used to be a 34C bra... Tue, 5 May 2009 11:31:47 EST Weighing yourself? What if you have no scale or measuring tape to weigh in...How do i find out my weight and measurements??? :P Sun, 3 May 2009 22:30:10 EST May 09 Measurements I thought it would be a great idea to post your measurements before the month begins and then post your end results at the end of the month... to see if you made some progress during that month. <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Apr 2009 13:49:41 EST Too much information!!! Do any of you ever feel like you're on overload? I've read so many diet and exercise books, I just let myself feel overwhelmed because I don't know which plan to follow or what exercise routine will get results. I know quite a bit about this stuff, but I'm just not doing any of it! Any opinions would be great, I want to stop obsessing and start doing. Tue, 28 Apr 2009 22:06:35 EST Challenge? Hey! Just joined the group & really excited about it... right up my alley! So just wondering... is there a weekly challenge that everyone's active in??? Thu, 23 Apr 2009 18:30:45 EST Weekly Goals Since summer is here in about 9 weeks! I wanted to create a thread to post your weekly goals so you can stay on track. <BR> <BR> Every Sunday, I set up goals for the week and how much I want to lose for that week or post any goals you have. <BR> <BR> We CAN do it! :) Thu, 16 Apr 2009 17:00:48 EST Phentermine Anyone ever tried phentermine? My doctore prescribed it to me yesterday and today is my first day on it. Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:02:05 EST Strapless Bra Recommend ation..?? Can anyone recommend a good strapless bra...I normally just buy victoria secret bras...but I still have not found a strapless bra that I LOVE...I have always been a D-DD cup size but now losing weight my boobs are getting saggier and I think are down to a C cup :( So I need some support to wear a nice strapless summer dress or tube tops...esepcially now that Im feelig better about my weight to show my body off more <BR> Mon, 13 Apr 2009 11:27:01 EST Other Victoria's Secret Products What are your favorite non bra and underwear Victoria's Secret products? <BR> <BR> I like their jeans (they have the 34 inch inseam which is right for me), shoes, lip glosses, and dresses. <BR> <BR> How bout you??? Thu, 9 Apr 2009 20:05:47 EST Hello! Hey everyone! Just introducing myself name's Erin and I'm from MA. Just starting sparkpeople after a few years of ups and downs and different diets - hoping this one will stick! Good luck everyone! Mon, 6 Apr 2009 15:13:36 EST Help with a new bikini? hi everyone! So my chest was pretty small to begin with and although my strength training has perked it up a little I really need a good swimsuit, possibly with some inserts or padding or something. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any suggestions on a bikini to make my boobs look bigger? <BR> <BR> Thanks ahead of time girlies! Tue, 31 Mar 2009 17:45:48 EST It's Meeee Hi Everyone! I'm Annett...36years old. I'm new here. Single mom with 2 boys (1-pre teen and 1- teenager) <BR> <BR> I find that even though I am overweight... When I look in the mirror, I see a VS model and one day hope to really look like one or very close to it! <BR> <BR> I've got leather and lace out there with MY name on it!!! Let's get this party started! Sun, 22 Mar 2009 23:36:44 EST IN! SW: 155.2 <BR> GW: 145 by June 1 <BR> <BR> Mar 16 burned: 734 cal Mon, 16 Mar 2009 10:46:08 EST 7 Week- Bikini Body Challenge Summer is here in a 3 months!!! Let's get ready for the beach now. <BR> <BR> I created a challenge to lose weight and tone up most women's problem areas, such as thighs, butt, and abs. <BR> ****Don't forget to post you starting weight and your goal weight at the end of the challenge.**** <BR> <BR> CARDIO: <BR> Here's the cardio part of the challenge: <BR> <BR> Week 1-- March 15- April 21: 4000 calories <BR> Week 2-- March 22- April 28:5000 calories <BR> Week 3-- March 29- April 4: 550... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 16:03:52 EST March Challenge? Is anyone up for starting a new challenge for March?! The February calorie-counting one was great!! Any ideas/suggestions for something to help us get through this month? Wed, 4 Mar 2009 13:39:30 EST Marisa Miller's Cosmopolitan cover Did anyone try Marisa Miller's workout in cosmo yet? I havent had the chance to, but I did make her banana maple syrup oatmeal this morning and it was tasty. Wed, 4 Mar 2009 09:05:26 EST How do you keep the weight off? I'm nowhere near my goal yet, and i've only recently started sparkpeople. But i've always wondered how the weight stays the same after you've reached your goal? <BR> I know that obviously you still would have to control your portions and watch what you eat and exercise moderately, but if you carried on with the same programme you'd been doing, wouldn't you just carry on losing weight? <BR> I suppose you'd have to find something inbetween? Tue, 24 Feb 2009 09:54:03 EST Tried VS new line of workout gear, I tried a VS sports bra a couple years ago, and was NOT impressed. But this looks like a new, revamped line. Just ordered a few things from it, so I'll see how it goes. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else tried the new line? Fri, 20 Feb 2009 20:47:07 EST New miracle bra So one of my favorite Very Sexy bras from VS is falling apart so I went online and ordered two new ones, except they aren't very sexy, even though I've always loved that line they have this new miracle bra. Has anyone ever tried it? Since I've lost all my weight I have absolutely no chest so I can use all the extra help I can get and this bra definately looks like it will do the trick. Wed, 11 Feb 2009 17:47:21 EST Daily Victories I'm trying very hard to come up with positive ways to measure my progress without relying on the scale... and today, I opened up a pint of low fat frozen yogurt and didn't eat the whole thing! I had about .75 cups of it, which is 1 1/2 servings... and I have over half left in my freezer. I was so proud of myself for listening to my body and realizing that I was full and had no need to eat more. Sat, 7 Feb 2009 22:55:59 EST Hard day today... So I am a supervisor where I work. Our VP showed up unexpected today and informed all team supervisors that our matriach, our manager and friend of over 10 years was being let go due to lay-offs. I am still in a state of shock and am starting to panic. I am not an eater when I feel like this but right's either that box of Dove chocolates or a cigarette. How does everyone else cope without resorting to a "bad for you" comfort?? Wed, 4 Feb 2009 13:17:02 EST Jump-Start Your Weight Loss: A Cardio Challenge 5 Week Cardio Challenge <BR> <BR> Feb1- Feb7: 2000 calories burned <BR> Feb 8- Feb 14: 3000 calories burned <BR> Feb 15- Feb 21: 4000 calories burned <BR> Feb 22- Feb 28: 3000 calories burned <BR> March 1- March 7: 2000 calories burned <BR> <BR> I sent an email to the team requesting challenge ideas... Thank you for your input. I decided to create a challenge that the team requested. Since the holiday season is over, most of us haven't being working out as much. So let's start jump-start ou... Thu, 29 Jan 2009 23:01:20 EST Stuck, need help getting over my plateau So I always get stuck at 157lbs...and then again at 154...I have never been smaller then that! (well since shortly after I gotten married lol) <BR> So what are some things I can do when I get stuck.. like what to eat? what not to eat?? lol...or any good cardio/strength training?? Would love some advice to get down some more quicker Thu, 29 Jan 2009 11:22:22 EST Body Fat Percentage Hi everyone. So I've reached my weight loss goal and now want to work on building muscle and lowering my body fat percentage. I have no idea what my percentage is and am probably going to pay my gym to put the clamps on me, but I was doing some research and the normal range for women is like 20 to 30 percent. But athletes are like in the 12-14 percent. Is anyone else working on they body fat percentage, and if so do you mind sharing with me what your goal is? Wed, 28 Jan 2009 19:32:34 EST Hi! I want t look HOT in a bikini! Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> My goal is to feel really sexy and confident in a bikini. I have about 16 pounds to loose but I need help and support. I just started this three days ago and my hope is to loose the pounds over 2 months, about two pounds a week. I know it will be a difficult journey. <BR> <BR> Anybody has achieved their goal in past? <BR> <BR> I always seem to come close to it and then sabotage myself. Tue, 27 Jan 2009 12:16:23 EST Hi from NC! Hi everyone! I am Erin from NC and this year I am getting my body back. I have 25-30 pounds to lose, 5'7. Just wanted to say hello! Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:34:15 EST Hi everyone I'm brand new to the group and am very excited about it. I also am interested in connecting with people from Philadelphia. I would like to set up dance nights and would like some buddies. A great way to mingle and sweat it out. <BR> <BR> Leslie Sat, 24 Jan 2009 08:09:38 EST Favorite Perfume I've never been much of a perfume wearer, I stick to scented lotion, but I would really like to find a signature perfume that I love. What are some of your guys favorite perfumes? Wed, 21 Jan 2009 17:09:17 EST DVD Suggestions? Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been doing Turbo Jam for quite some time and love it. However, my body seems to get used to the moves in the workouts fairly quickly now that I've used it off and on for so long - so I'm not getting as hard of a workout. So I'm looking for some new, fun, cardio workouts to try - not to replace TJ completely, but just to add in the mix. I've tried Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred and have gotten great results with it. I've been way off track now for a few mont... Sat, 17 Jan 2009 11:51:49 EST Simon Says... I drank 1 cup of water. <BR> Simon Says do 25 crunches <BR> <BR> (this is like the game simon says. The person in front of you will do an activity ie drink 1 glass of water, and then make a new simon says ie do 35 crunches. You complete what they told you to do, then you think of something for some one else to do). Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:07:50 EST DONT FORGET!!!!!!!!! Hey everybody, dont forget tonight is when my fiance's show premiers on TLC...9/8c Saw for Hire....Its gonna be a great show!!! <em>52</em> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:47:13 EST Resource for celeb info? I'm really curious about the stats on different models and celebs, particularly height so I can find my inspiration. Does anyone know if there's a site that lists these things? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for any help!! Mon, 12 Jan 2009 16:05:32 EST Hi Everyone ! My name is Mallory and I'm new to the team. I've been on Spark off and on for a while now. In the last (almost) 4 years, I've gained over 30 lbs. My highest weight is right now at 150 pounds. Last year alone was one hectic year for me. My boyfriend of almost 4 years moved two hours away for a new job (hopefully he will be moving back in the next few months), so I had to move back into my parents house. The long distance has been a struggle for me personally. It's made our relationship strong... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 16:20:40 EST VS Swim 2009 catalog!! I got mine in the mail yesterday and loved looking at the swimsuits. I even had my husband pick out a few that he would like to see me in (and he sure didn't mind looking at the catalog!). It was very motivating because I realized that I really really can be looking great for this summer if I stick with it. <BR> <BR> Anyway, there's one nautical-inspired white bikini with a teensy little micro-skirt that I really like and my husband was crazy about. That's my goal. I'm putting the pict... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 09:48:19 EST Oh Dear :( I am so ashamed. I moved away from home and completely let myself go. So from monday i am going to be working harder then before. I want to get to my goal by summer so i can wear my bikinis with confidence. Sat, 3 Jan 2009 05:30:17 EST Can someone please help me? I know this may seem like a silly question but its a serious one for me. Can someone please tell me some exercises you can do for your booty? The closer to my goal I get the less boobs and booty I have of course...well, I dont want to lose all my! Fri, 2 Jan 2009 21:49:20 EST VERY EXCITING!!! Hello everybody!! I just wanted to let everyone know that my fiance, Gerome Kennedy, is part of a TV show "Saw For Hire" that has been in the works for about a year now. Its been shown locally here in OK for a season, and now it has been picked up by TLC and will premier Nationally on January 15th at 9pm. They will show 2 episodes, one at 9 and one at 930, then they will reshow them at 11 and 1130. Course different states may have different times, so check you local listings, but I would love... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 10:06:01 EST Please??? I wrote a blog this morning and would love it if everyone would take a moment to read it ..thanks Sun, 28 Dec 2008 21:36:43 EST OUCH! My lips are so chapped, cracked and bleeding. I have slathered on soo much carmex but it isnt helping. Any suggestions? Tue, 23 Dec 2008 10:16:10 EST I had my interview with the magazine editors It was fun and everything. There were several military families there..and I left..well, missing him even more. I didnt even think that was possible! Anyway, the interview went good. Honestly we have no idea if my portion of the interview will even be published. Our local news crew was there tonight though so I'm sure it will be on the new Fri, 19 Dec 2008 09:08:57 EST YAY for me! I broke down and bought the Carmen Electra videos along with the "girls next door" videos. Has anyone tried the "Girls Next Door" one? anyone, I did disc 1 of Carmens tonight. It was fun but I felt a bit ackward doing it lol Tue, 16 Dec 2008 21:02:32 EST I hate it when people see what I weigh and then proceed to tell me that I shouldnt be working out. Are you serious? I work out because I have so much flab..I realize that the people that tell me this have never seen me naked but come on already. It really gets old! Sorry, I am just tired of hearing this and had to get it of my chest Mon, 15 Dec 2008 22:27:35 EST Carmen Electra videos Do any of you use these? They dont even sell them here and I want some so badly. Are they good? I know they are a bit pricey Sun, 14 Dec 2008 09:44:21 EST HELP ME PLEASE I really, really need help with my birth 6 times (2 by c-section) has reeked havoc on my abs..Please give me some ways to lose the flab. I am almost to my goal weight but no where near my goal body. I will take all of your advice super serious..just tell me how to do this Sun, 14 Dec 2008 09:41:15 EST Hi Everyone :) hey everyone, <BR> my name is Jill and i am about 18 lbs shy of my goal weight. I have hit a plateau and i'm lookin for some helpful tips and motivation from others :) I'm also in the phase of my life where i am looking for self-acceptance. I am my own worst enemy. I look forward to getting to know all of you. The more friends and motivation i have the better off i will be. <em>213</em> Fri, 12 Dec 2008 23:06:04 EST Hey everyone I am new to the team :) I saw that you all did an abs challenge and that is my biggest problem. Any plans to do it again? Fri, 12 Dec 2008 19:08:52 EST Nose hair Are women supposed to clip/trim nose hair? My mother never did. I just don't know. Tue, 25 Nov 2008 09:56:52 EST Dry, luster-lacking skin Hey ladies! I've asked a similar question recently, but this one's a little different. I've been tired and under a good deal of stress lately with work and grad school, and I can feel and see it in my skin, especially my face! I've also been using some acne products that work, but dry out my face. <BR> <BR> How can I add luster and softness back into my skin? I'm sure getting more sleep and drinking more water will help, but any other good tips will be immensely appreciated! :) <BR> <BR... Tue, 25 Nov 2008 06:49:01 EST Thick Thighs!? I have thick thighs, and I need to know of an exercise that will help them slim down. I have been doing alot of cardio, runnning, eliptical, and bike. Nothing seems to be working. I am getting a little frustrated. Can anyone help me out?? <em>24</em> Tue, 25 Nov 2008 00:50:43 EST I need your help!!! Hi All! <BR> <BR> I need your help if you are willing. I entered my best friend Sommer into this contest for an Ultimate Makeover. She had gastric bypass surgery almost five years ago and as a result of it has a lot of excess skin. This contest would pay for the cost of the surgery, which would make a tremendous difference in her life. This is super important to me and if you are interested, please go to this website <link> </link> to read her story and v... Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:47:48 EST working out at night is not so easy... I am so not in the mood for anything other than sitting on the couch after work... <BR> <BR> Maybe I should switch to the morning when I am more awake. <BR> <BR> <BR> Uuuggghhh. Tue, 18 Nov 2008 22:10:16 EST New to the team as well as the site... Hello everyone! I am new here & so far I like what I see! It is so nice to see so many motivated people in one place! I joined this team because one... i LOVE Victoria's Secret... and two... I really think that this can help keep me motivated to stay on top and reach my goals. <BR> <BR> I weigh 145 right now & my goal weight is 120. I would really like to tone up as well.... this is a problem for me though because i LOVE cardio, but I HATE strength training. <BR> <BR> I NEED to do this tho... Tue, 18 Nov 2008 13:11:39 EST Fasting I've decided to go on a fast!!! <BR> <BR> I'm taking my vitamins and drinking lots of fluids(water, tea, fruit juice, coffee). <BR> <BR> I'm trying to lose at least 10 pounds before Christmas. Plus I want to cleanse my body of all the bad toxins. <BR> <BR> I know that fasting is not the best/safest way to lose weight, but I'm kind of desperate! <BR> <BR> I'm so busy that it's hard to find/make time to work out(which I used to do 3-5 days a week). <BR> So I feel like when I don't get to wo... Tue, 18 Nov 2008 12:49:42 EST good carb bad carb hiya, <BR> im am having soo much trouble figuring out carbs! <BR> i dont know which carbs are god, and which are bad for you. <BR> how many carbs are we supposed to have a day? <BR> and does anyone know for a list of good and bad carbs? <BR> <BR> please help!! <BR> Fri, 14 Nov 2008 19:54:04 EST hello!! im new and am wanting to get back in shape and mostly want to get toned up and drop a few pounds. i dont eat very well and dont sleep much either. im a full time student with a pre-med/bio major and chem minor so im very busy and run by body into the ground. my weight has been goin up and down the past year and im ready to take control and get healthier! Thu, 13 Nov 2008 19:06:39 EST Working out + sweat = ACNE! Since I've been working out a lot more, my breakouts have been more severe and more frequent. I tend to sweat a lot on my face when I work out, so I'm guessing this might be the main cause. Any special types of lotions or toners you use to help keep your skin fresh and clean? Any other tips? Thanks so much! Tue, 11 Nov 2008 21:47:05 EST my task...... ok so here I go... <BR> my task - lose as close to 26lbs as possible by christmas day!! <BR> I know its alot so soon so im an just going to try to lose as much as i can and as healthily as i can. <BR> <BR> The reason why i need to lose by then?? because I am off to New zealand for a holiday of a lifetime and want that bikini body! <BR> so here starts my journey - with the help of this fabolous website, I am ready to start!! Sun, 9 Nov 2008 21:35:47 EST newbie hiya my name is hayley, <BR> i have noticed most people have weight trackers on the bottom of your messages! <BR> id love one! <BR> but how do i get one??? <BR> xxx Sun, 9 Nov 2008 20:09:51 EST hiya im a newbie!! hi everyone, <BR> my name is hayley,and im 19. <BR> i am soo un motivated when it comes to diets; however i found this website and all my answers seemed to come at once!! <BR> I need motivation and think this is a great way to get it. <BR> hopefully i will be able to get advice and hopefully help others with the knowledge i have. <BR> <BR> would be lovely to hear from anyone <BR> xxx Sun, 9 Nov 2008 20:07:23 EST At Home Ideas? I recently moved to Vegas to be with my husband and am currently unemployed and need to fill my time with something other than eating and watching tv haha <BR> <BR> Any ideas about at home beauty remedies and ideas? I've been feeling not so pretty lately...and I'm not thrilled about it haha Thu, 6 Nov 2008 15:11:23 EST Lower back fat! UGH! Ok ladies...what exercises do you swear by to help defeat lower back fat? Wed, 5 Nov 2008 11:24:41 EST Im voting for..... Just out of hate, no bashing, just who are you voting for,and where are you from? <BR> Im from Oklahoma and Im voting McCain/Palin Mon, 3 Nov 2008 16:07:10 EST I work at Victoria's Secret Hi! I'm Pipper! I just got a job at Victoria's Secret for motivation - then I found this team! This is great! <BR> <BR> I'm excited about the future, looking forward to New Year's Eve, and especially my birthday in May (that's when I should have my goal of dropping 40 lbs attained). <BR> <BR> My plan is to continue working at Victoria's Secret until I've reached my goal - and can fit into a lot more of their products! Shopping there will be a dream once I've accomplished this. Mon, 3 Nov 2008 14:14:28 EST What's on your Christmas /Hanukkah wishlist? 1. To be 136 lbs by Christmas (figuring I lose 1.5 pounds a week). Or a more realistic goal: 140 lbs (1 pound loss a week) <BR> 2. Hilary Duff "With Love" perfume (it smells surprisingly good) <BR> 3. Warm vanilla sugar body cream Sat, 1 Nov 2008 19:56:49 EST What the worst thing you ate today? I had one Hansen's soda and 4 two-bite caramel scones. All together it came out to be 500 empty calories :( Sat, 1 Nov 2008 19:46:25 EST Wow. :) I actually like how I look when I see myself in the mirror! I'm noticing a big difference in my lower body, thanks to my trainer's plan of cardio mixed in with sculpting and weight training. Now if I don't get sick again and can survive the holidays, I'll be good to go! :) Mon, 27 Oct 2008 20:47:52 EST I feel sexy today I died my hair black a couple days ago. I've been getting compliments left and right. I love it. I feel like a vixen. <em>212</em> Sat, 25 Oct 2008 01:28:02 EST Need some ideas. Hey team, <BR> <BR> I'm looking to increase the team so we can have more people involved in our challenges to motivate each other. I want to create a great team to support/ encourage each other to achieve our goals. <BR> <BR> Maybe we can recommend the team to friends, family, or someone once per week. I created a team goal to recommend the team to someone on sparkpeople. Join in to help me expand our team and create a great supporting/encouraging team. <BR> <BR> Anyone else have ideas? Le... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 22:25:15 EST Looking Hot By New Years Challenge! Hey team! <BR> <BR> New Years is exactly 10 weeks from today (Oct 22)!!! Let’s set up our goals to look hot by New Years!!!! Let’s lose a pound each week! Who is up for the challenge?? Let's make the 2008 count! <BR> <BR> Post your weight every Sunday (or whenever your weigh-in day is... for those who aren't weighing themselves daily or weekly, you can still join in by posting your goals each week). I thought this would be a great challenge for those who want to lose some pounds over the h... Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:59:09 EST True or False Game Make a statement about the next person to post. That person will answer whether the statement you made is TRUE or FALSE about them and they will post a new statement. <BR> <BR> I'll start. The next person will respond True or False to my statement and post another statement for the next poster to answer. <BR> <BR> <BR> ****I saw this on 140-ville. Thought it was a great idea to get to know each other**** Mon, 20 Oct 2008 20:01:47 EST Hi Everyone I am a 25 yr old single mom/college student/full time legal assistant. I'm happy to find a place where everyone is here for the same reason. I hope everyone is doing well on their journey to a better way of living. I am excited to start losing weight again and this time I know I will reach my goal. I hope to get to know everyone soon. Thu, 16 Oct 2008 21:57:03 EST New (Again) Hi, my name is Jessica, I'm 33 years old. Feeling like a VS model on the inside, not at all on the outside. This is my second go around on this site, feeling more motivated this time. Looking forward to being here! Thu, 16 Oct 2008 16:51:46 EST flabby loose skin. Since this is a 20 pounds of more to lose i figured this was an appropriate place to post it. <BR> Anyway, as all you ladies know that after having a baby, your stomach is flabby and loose, well mine is lol and i hate it. I dont like how loose it is, or how it looks or anything like that, If i had a chance to get surgery to remove it, im sure i'd look realy slim but unfortunately i dont have that kind of money... <BR> So here's the whole purpose of this topic. I really really want to lo... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 21:07:32 EST Who Wore It The Best? Who wore it the best?? <BR> <BR> L: Vanessa Hudgens wore this number in black back in July at the Hairspray premiere <BR> <BR> R:Dancing With the Stars’ Julianne Hough rocked it in pink at the Enchanted premiere <BR> <BR> <link><BR>watch/fashionfaceoff/071203/vanessa_hu<BR>dgens.jpg </link> Tue, 14 Oct 2008 13:43:42 EST Please help me stay motivated !!... Okay, so i really need help staying motivated. I joined SP a few days ago, so far i lost 3 pounds and it seems as if it was overnight without doing any exercise. <BR> I really wanna stay motivated as im ready to lose weight. I've been "trying" to lose weight numerous times, apparently didnt work out. This time im serious!. LOL. I get so down on myself when i go to the store, see a cute top or a pair of jeans and either dont fit or they will look funny on me becuase im fat. <BR> I need m... Mon, 13 Oct 2008 20:19:13 EST Let's make the ULTIMATE work out playlist! Come on guys, suggest songs that are upbeat, fast, and make you wanna WORK! Preferably stuff you can listen to while on the treadmill kinda thing. <BR> <BR> In all honesty, lately I love Britney Spears Womanizer. Say what you will about her, but her songs are usually great to work out to. <BR> <BR> Let's get a big list going! Mon, 13 Oct 2008 12:54:38 EST New Too! I am new, bet you haven't heard that before. Looking forward to daily, weekly, monthly challenges and tips! I cannot wait to loose this weight!!!!! <BR> <BR> M.A.C. <BR> Making A Change Mon, 13 Oct 2008 01:19:01 EST How do you keep motivated? I had a very emotional day today, I was leaving my job and so I was feeling really upset. I had a chicken pad thai for lunch, my first real "treat" of the week. Of course, now it's not sitting right in my stomach but thats besides the point. I ended up crying a little as I left work (huge baby!) and I decided to do a little retail therapy. Went to h&m, tried on a few things, but I HATE the mirrors there, and I just saw this big fat blob in the mirror. <BR> <BR> I just feel like I want to see... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 21:21:54 EST Hi, I've been away back, have not lost any pounds. Ugh! NO crying here. Ready for the challenge. It's nice to be back. Let's GO! Tue, 30 Sep 2008 19:22:03 EST Lose 5 Pounds By Halloween Challenge Hey team! <BR> <BR> For the month of October, I want to challenge the team to a friendly competition on who can lose the most weight. The challenge will begin on October 1 and ends on the 31. I wanted to try something different to motivate the team. <BR> <BR> Or you can also set your own small goals for this month on how much you want to lose and how you will get there. Since it’s normal to lose about 1.4 pounds each week; so you can lose up to 5 pounds in 4 weeks. Don’t forget to reward... Sun, 28 Sep 2008 20:23:20 EST Hi my name is Dulce Hi I joined this group I believe a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to join because well I have a couple more pounds to lose and to get motivation and of course I work at Victoria's Secret. <BR> <BR> I was at 155+ pounds and now I'm at 120. I just want to lost at least another 10 more pounds. Mon, 22 Sep 2008 22:46:18 EST Treadmill question Hello everyone! I'm wondering if anyone has any advice about foldable treadmills? I am looking to buy one and would like to find out which brands or models are better than others. Does anyone out there own a treadmill that's easily stored? please let me know! <BR> <BR> Thank you Mon, 22 Sep 2008 11:48:58 EST Gotta Have One Of These! Now this is what I want to look like. <BR> I'm starting right now! Give me all your inspiration because this is what I want. Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:52:56 EST "starting over" :( So I wanted to do the Sept challenge and all was working out great for the first few days, until my parents came to visit me. Since then I haven't worked out and I started being careless with what I eat. I want to start over but it seems as if I always feel like I am starting over. If anybody has had the same problem with always feeling like they were "starting over" please tell me how you broke the bad habit Sat, 13 Sep 2008 14:26:30 EST Cravings are the worst!! I finally got back on track about a week ago. Now, my period is coming this week and its causing me to crave everything from ice cream to chocolate to chips! How do you beat the cravings? I tried to substitute meals to cure the craving, but its not working. Any ideas? How do you beat the craving? and not get bloated during this time of month?? Mon, 8 Sep 2008 08:51:33 EST SEPTEMBER GOAL WEIGHTS!! Hey girls! Anyone want to join a weight loss challenge for this month? Those short-term goals will keep us going! :) <BR> <BR> Just post your current weight and a goal for the end of can update each week if you'd like, or eveytime your weight drops, or just at the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Height: 5'9 <BR> Weight as of 9/1/08: 140 :( <BR> Goal for 10/1/08: 126.5 (halfway to my UGW!) <BR> <BR> Anyone with me?? <BR> Mon, 1 Sep 2008 15:28:20 EST Just joined today :) Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Nicole and I just joined the group today. I have been on SP off and on for a long time. My biggest problem is motivation. I was reading through the posts and I am excited to be part of the team because everyone seems very supportive. I look forward to getting to know all of you :) Sun, 31 Aug 2008 12:27:47 EST New! Hey, I am new. But I really liked the idea of this cardio challenge. Sat, 30 Aug 2008 09:14:51 EST Sept Cardio Challenge!!! You CAN do it! Cardio Challenge--Weekly Total Calories <BR> <BR> Add how much you have burn over a week—including shopping, cleaning the house, playing with your children, cooking, driving, etc. <BR> <BR> I did this myself for a month and dropped so much weight. Anyone interested? I know it seems a bit much to burn, but it adds up by the end of the week. Here's what you have to burn: <BR> Aug 31- Sept 6— 4000 calories <BR> Sept 7- Sept 13- 6000 calories <BR> Sept 14- Sept 20—7000 calories <BR> Sept 21- Se... Thu, 28 Aug 2008 21:52:08 EST TRIP to LA Hey is anyone here from LA. I am going to visit a friend I havent seen since HS at the end of september. I was looking for some suggestions of what to pack/wear. I dont want to look like a tourist and I am not sure of the weather. Can you were jeans to most places or do i need to dress up like Lauren on The Hills? I want to look good for the reunion and this will be a great motivator!! Any ideas? <BR> Thanks Wed, 27 Aug 2008 15:49:04 EST Trying to get INVOLVED hey I'm new to SP. This is my first week. I am trying to get involved and meet people to share my journey with.. Wed, 27 Aug 2008 15:42:19 EST feeling so sad, i need someone to talk to lately i ve been feeling so down and frustrated....i havent been losing anything but i havent been completely giving it my all either....i keep thinking to myself that im never going to lose this weight....i always think of the bf says to me yesterday " are you going to be able to do this? " and now i ask myself the same question "will I?" i dont seem to know what i should stick with for eating, and lately i havent been exercising....maybe im expecting too much from myself ? now a... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:33:16 EST Will I Have Loose Skin After Losing 60 Pounds ? im just wondering if i will have loose skin after losing around 60 pounds? im so scared that after all of this hard work that i ll have to face this problem...has anyone lost a bunch of weight and was fine ? Sun, 17 Aug 2008 21:08:55 EST Sept Challenge Ideas Hey team! <BR> <BR> Post some ideas that will interest you for a challenge and I will create a challenge for Sept. Take a look at my other cardio challenges and let me know what you like. Hope you all join in on the fun! <BR> <BR> Maja Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:05:33 EST Random Fun Facts I was snooping around at work yesterday and look what I found! <BR> <BR> - To lose one pound of fat, you need to walk at least 35 miles (briskly). <BR> - You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV. <BR> - Play a round of golf, then drink two cocktails. You've just gained more calories than you burned. <BR> - Melting an ice cube in your mouth burns about 2.3 calories. <BR> - The average caloric requirement for existing (breathing, eating, sleeping) is 1,000 - 1,500 per day.... Fri, 8 Aug 2008 10:17:28 EST 100 Days of Weight Loss! I challenge everyone to join me on this journey! <BR> <BR> <em>184</em> <em>137</em> <em>184</em> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> 100 Days of Weight Loss! <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> Come join me on my 100 Days to Weight Loss! You can read more about it on my blog here at SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> Are you up to joining me on this journey? <BR> <em>184</em> <em>137</em> <em>184</em> <em>137</em> <em>184</em> <em>137</em> <em>184</em> Wed, 6 Aug 2008 07:56:49 EST iPod Workout Playlists What are your favorite workout songs? I am making a workout playlist on my iPod, and I need some fast, hip songs. Mon, 4 Aug 2008 20:29:43 EST Dyed eyelashes Has anyone ever had thier eyelashes dyed? I have very short and pale eyelashes and was thinking of having them dyed. Any advice? <BR> Caroline Sat, 2 Aug 2008 12:39:25 EST HI Hi Everyone! I have yet to really lose anything. However I do not have a problem being active. Just eating right. I love VS girls. LOoking to really eat healthy and have a lean look! HI All! Thu, 31 Jul 2008 21:10:58 EST Bulging Muscles From Biking? Curious to see everyone's thoughts on getting bulky legs from bicycling? I have been riding my bike for one hour a day, 4 days a week for 8 weeks, and have noticed that, while I hae lost almost 10 lbs, and my waist has shrunk, by thighs are getting bigger! (I have actually gone UP a pant size in the legs) I've always heard trainers defending bicycling when women accuse it of giving them big legs, and Ive always beleived them, but now Im not so sure. My diet is healthy, it certainly isnt w... Tue, 29 Jul 2008 15:19:55 EST Which is better? Can someone please explain to me if it is better to do crunches or full sit ups? I do a variety of types of crunches and while there have been some results I wonder if it would be more effective to do full sit ups, although I can't do nearly as many of those as crunches. Help!! <em>24</em> Sat, 19 Jul 2008 14:04:06 EST Sore and heavier So I am super sore and have noticed a weight gain of about 1 lb. How much of that do you think is from me being sore and how much of that do you think is me just being optimistic? <BR> <BR> I'm so scared to weigh in tomorrow! Argh I had lost 1 lb before yesterday but then I worked my calves a bit too much... Wish me luck!!! <BR> <BR> <em>212</em> Fri, 18 Jul 2008 21:53:22 EST celebrity inspiration??? who's your favorite celebrity (actress, model, musician...whoever!) inspiration for weight loss???? (& what about them is so awesome) <BR> <BR> i think at the moment, i'm pretty much in love with victoria secret's new russian addition: irina sheik. <BR> <BR> BEAUTIFUL! <link><BR>fotos//e3/44/b7/1770993_K2Dti.jpeg </link> Thu, 17 Jul 2008 15:09:41 EST I NEED MORE ENERGY! Someone help... <BR> I've been wanting to get into the gym, and the problem is actually getting there... having the energy to do so. Initially I wanted to start going in the mornings before work, but I always hit the snooze button! <BR> (btw, I tend to fall asleep at around 1-2am, and thats actually trying, then I have to wake up at 7am to be at work on time). And if I try working out after work, I am seriously already tired. I've been trying to eat healthier because I read it could be due to... Wed, 16 Jul 2008 17:47:32 EST Jeans!!! I have lost a lot of weight and I've been wearing Wal-Mart jeans for the past too-many years! <BR> I am SO ready to splurge on an EXPENSIVE pair of HOT jeans!!!! But I have NO idea what brands are popular or that would even look GOOD on me? (I have a big butt!) <BR> <BR> Advice please!!! What is your favotite brand of DEMIN JEANS??? Fri, 11 Jul 2008 12:53:06 EST love this idea hi everyone im new to this team and would love to know what he challenge is - i have hit aplateau with weight watchers think i need to add to exercise and this seems like a fun way to get motivated so please let me know what to do Mon, 7 Jul 2008 05:15:48 EST First Day Hi ladies, <BR> Well I am not completely sure yet what this team is all about, but I am anxious to learn! You caught my eye, well because I love victoria's secret, and that is usually what I reward myself for doing positive things in my life. SO glad to be a apart of the team and I look foward to meeting all of you angels! :D Wed, 2 Jul 2008 00:04:41 EST Why do we need to see weight loss every week? Does anyone else feel like they NEED to see a lower number on the scale every week to feel VINDICATED about your current lifestyle changes? <BR> <BR> How can I reprogram myself to think that no loss doesn't mean NO PROGRESS? I mean, just because I *CAN* loose 1 pound a week... why do I feel like I HAVE to??? (I've NEVER experienced weight loss like this before in my life!) <BR> <BR> [For many years I didn't track ANYTHING I ate, nor the amount of exercise calories I burned (which weree pr... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 22:23:24 EST Hey Everyone! I just joined so I thought I'd introduct myself :) <BR> <BR> I'm 24, an esthetician, and I need to lose about 20 lbs heh :P. I'm 5'4 and I used to weight 125, but last October we moved in with my parents, and all that home cooking (and extra alcohol!), and sitting all day at work, really helped to add on the pounds. I'm super embarassed. I used to weight 180 yeeaaaarrsss ago, but changed my diet and got down to about 140, and then I ended up getting an active job, so I was down to 125. <BR>... Fri, 20 Jun 2008 21:38:32 EST Semi Annual Sale Starts Today!!!!!!!!!! Thats all... i'm just really excited! Tue, 17 Jun 2008 11:58:04 EST Virus I received this from a relative of Fiance whom seemed very concerned, so I'll pass the message on..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi All, I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus! <BR> <BR> I checked Snopes (URL above:), and it is for real!! <BR> <BR> Get this E-mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP. <BR> <BR> PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS! <BR> <BR> You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message... Mon, 9 Jun 2008 12:54:12 EST Work? This is my question. What do you do for some kind of exercise during work? I am a receptionist and i sit ALL day. Sometimes i will do lunges to the restroom. I work at a huge company and you have to dress nice, there is only so much you can do:) Any tips or advise? Fri, 6 Jun 2008 10:15:37 EST SATC aaahhh!! Did anyone here see it this weekend?? <BR> <BR> Sooooo good!! <BR> <BR> Thoughts? Mon, 2 Jun 2008 12:43:46 EST Buns/Leg Slim-Down Challenge JUNE Cardio <BR> <BR> Cardio- 4-6 times a week <BR> <BR> June 8- June 14—5500 <BR> June 15- June 21—6000 <BR> June 22- June 28—7000 <BR> June 29- July 5—5000 <BR> <BR> I created a new challenge to lose weight/ tone up your legs and buns. I know most people will be on vacation or just maintaining for the summer, but I hope many do join in. Focus on these last 4 weeks, before you hit the beach. I wanted to post this a week before the Abs Challenge ends so you can see what you can except on ... Sat, 31 May 2008 08:56:34 EST New to the team Hi my names Bailey and i am 19. i absolutely love VS. i was in shape in high school and on the pom team and gained a lot of muscle mass. i am not necessarily looking lose weight but inches and body fat i cant wait to participate in the challenges Thu, 29 May 2008 22:46:53 EST Newbie here Hi everyone!! I hope to look like one of the VS models very soon with the help of VS angels. Thanks for being here--this is a beautiful and sexy group to join. Have a wonderful everyone!! Thu, 29 May 2008 05:34:29 EST Need Honest opinion Ok, so I haven't ever really been in a healthy honest relationship until now, I have met a guy that treats me like a queen, and we get along wonderfully! He truly is amazing! So since I haven't been in a healthy relationship, I am kinda unsure of certain things. I dont want to bring my past relationship problems into this relationship. My question is, am I being a "jelous girlfriend" or overreacting to not want him to talk on the phone to a girl hes been intimate with in the past and is still... Tue, 27 May 2008 16:51:56 EST length of plateau? Well, I've hit a bit of a plateau - before, I was doing 1 TJ workout around 3 times a week (mostly cardio) and was pretty steadily seeing the scale move down. But for the past 2 weeks I've done about an hour or so a day for about 6 days a week (strength and cardio mix), upped my calorie intake a bit to compensate for the extra workout time each day, have really pushed the water, and my scale is just stuck and at times actually moves up rather than down. <BR> <BR> I've read lots of other peo... Wed, 21 May 2008 12:47:08 EST I need help! Ive been slacking off i am not going back to my bad habits of eating bad all day but i do eat what i want im not looking at my calories anymore & i do have some sweets that i crave. my weight is 132 but i go up & down from 132 to 134 since april i have been going up & down and i do thinkits from me not keeping in my calories and eating what i want & it sucks beacuse june is almost here and i wanted to lose this weight before my b-day (July 7th) <BR> i still do exercise but that isnt helping s... Wed, 21 May 2008 10:06:25 EST Buh-bye inches Not a whole lot going on with my weight right now, but the inches are going slowly but surely! <BR> New measurements: <BR> Wrist: 6.5" <BR> Waist: 31.5" (-.5") <BR> Neck: 13" (-.25") <BR> Hips: 42.5" (-.25") <BR> Midsection/Abs: 39" <BR> Bust: 35.75" (-.25", know I'm losing weight when the boobs start going) <BR> Thigh: 48" (24" each) <BR> Arm: 23.5" (11.75" each) <BR> Calves: 27.5" (13.75" inch, -1/.5" each, wow, what the ???) <BR> Ankle: 9" <BR> <BR> Total lost = 2.25" this week, 3.75" tot... Mon, 19 May 2008 09:49:19 EST My new VS bathing suits I just got back from a trip to Mexico, where I got to wear my two new VS bathing suits for the first time! They ended up being super cute :) <BR> <BR> Bathing Suit #1: <BR> <link><BR>aB/DSC_6258.jpg?t=1211139404 </link> <BR> <link><BR>aB/DSC_6314.jpg?t=1211139437 </link> <BR> <BR> Bathing Suit #2: <BR> <link><BR>aB/DSC_6411.jpg?t=1211139489 </link> <BR> <link>img.photob... Sun, 18 May 2008 15:40:54 EST New And Need Help hi I'm nola and am new to sp. I've actually been working on my weight for quite a while. i loss the bulk of my weight and gave up on loosing the last 10ish pounds. i do know that i cant do it by myself and would love to have a few friends who i could chat with and encourage as they do the same for me, let me know if your interested. thanks <em>30</em> Sat, 17 May 2008 15:32:11 EST GI - Glycemic Index Some links for those of you who were looking for information on this topic: <BR> <link><BR>ce_carbohydrates.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=498 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=631 </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy!!! Happy Learning! Fri, 16 May 2008 12:37:04 EST Semi sale I went to Vicky's and bought the 100-way bra at regular price for $50 and now i see that its on sale for $37.50! I HATE that! i am so mad. Granted, its only 15 bucks but still.:( Fri, 16 May 2008 09:00:54 EST HI, I'M NEW TO THIS TEAM HELLO EVERYBODY. I WOULD LIKE TO LOOK SEXY ONE DAY IN VCTORIA'S SECRET UNDERWEAR (FOR MY HUSBAND AND MYSELF). Thu, 15 May 2008 06:55:24 EST bicycle Hi I just joined your team and I was wondering what a bicycle twist was? I've been using my bike and I've been using little weights but I would love new ideas to try on it. Thanks!!!! Tue, 13 May 2008 20:13:51 EST Help, I'm eating too much I keep saying each week that I'm going to start my diet. But, each week I find myself eating more. I exercise regularly so that isn't the problem. I have been a member of Sparks in Feb. and not happy with my results. Tue, 13 May 2008 18:39:18 EST Night eating in small apartment I live by myself in a one-bedroom apartment (well me and the two dogs.) There are only a couple nights a week I am home, but those are the nights when I just can't stop eating! Usually it's tied in with grad school homework stress and the fact that no one else is there. (If I lived with someone, I would stop because I would feel guilty with them watching me overeat.) Tips? Tue, 13 May 2008 16:46:59 EST I just got a job at Victoria's Secret I just thought I'd share since this is kind of a VS Sparkteam <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I've been out of a job since August 2007 and even though this isn't the job I strive for, what the heck, I'm still in school it's ok. As long as I'm not a cocktail server anymore. I miss the tips but not the boob grabs. <BR> Maybe this will help my weight loss more. The more time I have on my hands the more lazy I feel. Sun, 11 May 2008 22:58:55 EST Happy Mother's Day weekend! I hope all the mom's have a great weekend! <BR> <em>126</em> <BR> ~karen <BR> Fri, 9 May 2008 10:39:31 EST i want a mcdonald's cheeseburger sooooo bad!!! i went from eating fast food everyday sometimes twice a day to not at all. i haven't touched fast food in over two weeks and today i am just craving one and as it gets later the worse the craving is getting. not eating fast food is also one of my challanges this week too so i'd blow that for today if i weaken and go get one. i know i shouldn't but the craving is getting intense. Thu, 8 May 2008 19:24:08 EST Hi there! Hi there. I'm just starting out at sparkpeople. I found this group while I was looking for a Victoria's Secret/Limited Brands company group. I work at my local VS store. :) <BR> <BR> Not sure what to include in here so here goes. <BR> <BR> My name is Jacqueline. <BR> <BR> I'm 20, in a steady relationship, love to read, dance, and of course shop. I'm a nursing major in college. I'm a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. <BR> <BR> I love making new friends!:) <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 May 2008 14:48:22 EST hey i'm new hey i'm nickie. i figured out how to add groups. one of the ladies on here left me a comment about this group. i am completely new to spark people. so it may take a while to figure this out. Tue, 6 May 2008 15:18:28 EST Just joined the team! Hi everyone! I'm looking forward to hanging out, talking fashion and losing a few pounds with you all! Sat, 3 May 2008 20:22:59 EST May Measurement Challenge! Hey All! <BR> <BR> I would like to challenge you all to take your measurements once a week, every other week, or just at the beginning and end of the month - whatever suits you. On the weigh in Page there is a printable Tape Measure. <BR> <BR> Sometimes it just doesn't seem like the scale wants to budge. So I was thinking that maybe this will motivate us to keep it up! We may see results!!! <BR> <BR> At the end of the month we will see how well you did! <BR> <BR> Here are the areas th... Wed, 30 Apr 2008 14:41:07 EST Need To Get Back On Track!! Does anyone else feel a bit off track lately?? <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a question for everyone. I was working out 6 times a week, but didn't increase my caloric intake which cause me to craving so much food and get me completely off track. I lowered my workouts and increased my calories for 2 weeks. I started working out and eating clean again yesterday. I ate around 1450 calories, but I gained .2 pounds from yesterday (stepped on the scale 3 hours earlier then I normally would --it does mat... Tue, 29 Apr 2008 08:56:26 EST eggs whites The Abs challenge said to eat egg whites some say it doesn't matter and it a false statement that its healthier for you. So what are the benefit to eating egg whites? To me it seems like a wrest of money because I don't know what to do with the yolks. Is eating the egg whites going to help tone my Abs and loss weight are not? Any ideas on what to do with the yolks? <BR> <BR> Thanks for your help! Mon, 28 Apr 2008 09:28:53 EST Got a question, B12 Shots? Sister has question for anyone, here goes: <BR> <BR> I am in mid 40s and hormones and energy are at a stop for last few years. Work in office last 15 yrs so no exercising. I was thinking about possibly going online and ordering B12 shots for an instant energy booster to help with getting into an exercise routine at home. I hear people talk how B12 shots are good for getting over the flu and shots are better than the regular vitamins. I want to use for burst of energy that I need due to wo... Sun, 27 Apr 2008 11:49:38 EST Hello all! This is my first time on a website like this, but I figure its about time. I never went over 110 in high school or beginnings of college, but 1 year one the pill caused me to gain 20 lbs, and getting off of it did not shake the pounds. So I went from never really trying and staying slim, to not able to shed anything. <BR> <BR> And you know what sucks? I actually work at Victoria's Secret! <BR> <BR> Hoping my time here can give me the extra motivation I need. Sat, 26 Apr 2008 23:29:41 EST Worried Alright so I have lost 30 pounds so far. My Hawaiian vacation is at the end of June and I still have massive cellulite between my butt and thighs. there are days where i worked out so hard I could barely get out of bed. i have a good diet, mostly fruits and veggies. i am running almost everyday and I do this hip, butt and thigh makeover DVD that kicks my butt almost every other day. The pounds are dropping my stomach is tight but I just cant seem to get back "there". I have 10 weeks left... Thu, 24 Apr 2008 10:42:48 EST Newbie! New, in the process of losing 100+ pounds, and will more than likely be shopping for new lingerie from the Angels collection (bras mostly) this winter!!! <em>9</em> Wed, 23 Apr 2008 00:42:04 EST Hello! hey I have been watching this team for the past week and I admit the whole burn 5000 cl a wk is intimidating but I will get there. but I only count my cardio and strength training in my calorie burn. But i am a sahm so I try to keep busy during the day cleaning and exercising. But anyways. I am very excited about joining. you seem like great energetic people! <em>198</em> Tue, 22 Apr 2008 11:25:12 EST Really confused and angry... help, anyone??? Turns out I was talking to my shrink about my unhsppiness with my own weight. When I told him about how frustrated I was because I had had a really good week diet-wise but then I totally binged yesterday, he started telling me about how bingeing breaks the metabolic cycle and it doesn't matter if you follow the plan down to the last detail, if you splurge one day then it's all gone awry... <BR> <BR> I've heard/read etc.. that it doesn't matter if you fall off the wagon once or twice, as lo... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 19:59:55 EST Hey All My name is Danielle, I have 2 boys, one just turned 3 Yesterday and my other one just turned 3 months. So i really dont need to say much about why Im here. I went from 118 to 150 from my second baby and I think i developed an eating problem. I feel like i still have the baby in me, I can not stop eating. The reason why I am here is that my city hosts annual fireworks on the 21st of june, and I want to impress a fire fighter that will be working that day, and also just to make myself feel bett... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 17:27:37 EST Totally Toned Abs Challenge I have another challenge for everyone, which starts on May 4- June 7!! I know we have the Total Body Makeover for another 2 weeks, but I’m posting this so you are aware of what to expect for the next challenge. <BR> <BR> Are you ready to get some abs? The month of May will be dedicated to your abs (as well as your upper body and June Challenge will focus on your lower body (both will be 5 week programs). Abs are very hard to get if you are eat too much processed foods, but use those 5 week... Sun, 20 Apr 2008 13:34:03 EST new Hi everyone, i just joined this group..can someone explain what you guys are doing with the calorie always up for a challenge and i'd love to join in. thanks! Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:18:43 EST favorite summer scents i'm such a perfume junkie and i have certain scents that i only wear during certain seasons. my favorite summer ones include "roxy love" , "ralph lauren rocks" and "ck summer" which are a little higher end then some really good cheap ones that i love are "fizzy by alyssa ashley" , "coco vanilla by alyssa ashley" , and "calgon ahh spa tropics" anyone else have any suggestions of ones i should try this summer? Mon, 14 Apr 2008 11:55:14 EST New to team and SP Thanks to all who have been motivating. Love VS I used to work there back when I was fit. Fun job. I am wanting to only lose like 10 to 20 lbs and need to learn to do it slowly and the correct way unlike what I have been doing. I can lose 10 pounds in a week but eat like 800 calories a day and exercise an hour or more a day. I need to do it the correct way so it will not be temporary weight loss. Good luck to everyone. I would enjoy talking to anyone about weight loss ideas. Sun, 13 Apr 2008 23:13:12 EST Sunless Tanner Hey guys! I was wondering if any of you guys could recommend a good natural looking sunless tanner. Thanks! Sun, 13 Apr 2008 20:37:24 EST Which One Game You must choose one of the 2 options. Then create options for the next person... i.e. Lilies or Daisies. <BR> <BR> One person chooses: Lilies. <BR> <BR> Blueberries or Strawberries? <BR> <BR> Then the next person chooses one of the above options (blueberries or strawberries). <BR> <BR> This might be fun... :) <BR> Sun, 13 Apr 2008 05:55:57 EST SP Reports Silly Question: where can I find my calories burned vs calories consumed all in one place??? Is it possible? It would be nice to have a simple comparison of what I'm taking in verses what I'm burning all in one place. Daily & Weekly would be great. Fri, 11 Apr 2008 14:13:29 EST new- just in time for spring :-) my name is Karen. I am 30 years old, a business manager at an ice arena, and a pta mom to three children (1, 4 & 6 years old). i had a rough winter and gave into temptation over the holidays, so i would like to get back on track for spring! Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:38:17 EST March for Babies Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Tina and I am doing this walk called March for babies this is for premature babies. let me briefly explain what this cause is. <BR> <BR> Every year, half a million babies in the U.S. are born prematurely. Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many life long disabilities. The funds we raise in WalkAmerica support research that saves babies' lives. <BR> <BR> The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing... Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:02:54 EST Those Last 10- 15 Pounds Does anyone have 10-20 more pounds left? <BR> <BR> Is anyone else having trouble losing your last 10-15 pounds? How are losing the weight? How much are you burning per week and how many calories? Any tips on losing those pounds? <BR> <BR> I have about 12 more pounds to reach my goal by July 8th. I know that I can do it because I have about 12 weeks or so. I'm on the Bob Greene Total Body Makeover (week 5). I decreased the program last week because I wasn't feeling well. I decided to re-do w... Thu, 10 Apr 2008 10:50:37 EST VS Total Body Makeover Challenge = Upping Calories Hi everyone, <BR> I'm hoping you all can help me. My wedding is in 6 weeks and I know that I should be losing weight more slowly, but I want to lose another 15-20 pounds before the big day. I am doing really well with the challenge, and burning about 1300 calories a day. For the most part, I've been eating between 1400-1700 calories a day, mostly clean stuff. I am still not seeing the scale move between my stuck point of 149-152. I am trying to watch salt content, drink lots of water, and avo... Wed, 9 Apr 2008 23:04:22 EST Hi everyone! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm glad to have found this team. One of my secret dreams is to be a VS Angel. The one with the mega wings of course ;) I look forward to hanging out here as I love VS stuff. Wed, 9 Apr 2008 20:02:37 EST New to team Hello, I'm in Sunny Florida getting ready for the bikini weather. I need to tighten, firm and lose ten pounds. I am at this team because I heard through the grapevine ya'll are an exciting bunch! Motivate me please. I have undesirable eating habits and welcome all suggestions. Thanks, Colleen Tue, 8 Apr 2008 18:56:48 EST Need a buddy? There's been a lot of new people on this team over the past week or so and I thought it might be fun to have a thread where we can all maybe find someone who's trying to reach the same goals, or at a similar point in their weight loss :) <BR> I know I always do better when there's someone (or a few someones) who are keeping me accountable - the challenges definitely help, but it's great to have someone to check in with and motivate! <BR> <BR> So, here it goes: <BR> <BR> Name: Christy <BR> A... Tue, 8 Apr 2008 15:06:29 EST Love/hate the GYM What do you love/hate about the gym? What do you find annoying? Any class you would recommend? <BR> <BR> I love the gym. I can spend hours there. Spinning class is my favorite...But, I can't stand when someone finishes with the machine-- all sweaty-- and doesn't clean the machine. EEEKKKK <BR> <BR> Also, there's one old guy at my gym who doesn't wear underwear (in short, loose shorts) and lets it all hang out. Oh no, he's not on the treadmill; in fact, he uses the inner and outer thigh mac... Tue, 8 Apr 2008 14:45:38 EST Hi Angels! Hi, I'm Jen. I saw this site and thought, "How more perfect could this team be for me?" My sis and I have dieted for years together. We called ourselves the undercover angels (which is why we couldn't be on the runway with the Victoria Secret Angels) I'm excited to be part of your group angels! Sun, 6 Apr 2008 21:18:47 EST Newbie! Hello all! <BR> <BR> I've always aimed high, and I think this team is full of people like me! I need someone like you to gve me a good kick up the butt when I get lazy or impatient, and I'm hoping to give and receive support here... I'm 5'7, weigh 62 kg and want to weigh 55 and have slimmer thighs and a more toned body overall. And I'm willing to put in all the hard work necessary! Sun, 6 Apr 2008 16:28:22 EST Hey everyone!!! Hi!! I'm (relatively) new to the team, I hadn't had much time to introduce myself. <BR> <BR> My name's Claudia, I'm 24 and I live in Mexico city. <BR> I'm 5'7', currently 135 lbs so I want to be 120 lbs by July 5th. <BR> <BR> Here's the thing, I have a really crazy schedule right now, I work and go to university, but sometimes it feels like I'm doing both things full-time! I'm not getting more than 6 hours of sleep a day and I'm literally working form 9am to midnight (work, school, homewo... Sun, 6 Apr 2008 10:38:18 EST Hi, new person here! Just wanted to say hey! I am 5'7, and currently weigh 158. I am determined to get rid of that 20 pounds that has been with me forever. I hope to achieve that here on Spark as I just joined last week. Fri, 4 Apr 2008 19:37:05 EST Help!!!!!! 4/4 <BR> <BR> Burned all so many cals gain 3 pound what's up with that? Even in my cal range and sometime under. What I'm I doing wrong? HELP PLEASE!!!!!! Fri, 4 Apr 2008 08:44:07 EST Carb low cal snacks???.... Is there any such thing?? LOL, I have been doing really well meeting my calories everyday; but I am having a hard time meeting my carbs. My dad is diabetic and was diagnosed when I was a senior in high school and so I adopted that way of eating and since joining spark, I have been trying to meet all of my nutritional values and I am having a hard time. I need some more carbs, I have been short by 150-200 each day, but I need them to be lower in calories because my cals are fine. Any suggestio... Thu, 3 Apr 2008 16:03:59 EST Need your honest opinion ladies! Embarrassing, this purge i found those 17 year old leather boots: <BR> <link><BR>nb8.jpg </link> <BR> in the bottom of my closet. I love shoes and boots, but when it comes to old footwear ....alone the germs ewwwwwwwwwww. Are those 17 year old leather boots <BR> - old+gross (must go straigt into the garbage bag) <BR> - or not? <BR> Need your honest opinion ladies! <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Apr 2008 15:38:34 EST Hi, I'm new. My name is Jennifer, and I'm 23. My friend sent me the link to this website, since we're both trying to loose weight. Hers is baby weight, (Had a baby girl last month) and I'm here to look good for summer and my wedding in September. I live in Jacksonville, FL, and the weather is warmed up, so I have started going jogging, I've gone Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday. I'm going to go tonight. I enjoy it because it's quiet, and I'm outside, and it's me time. I don't really do the whole diet. I want... Wed, 2 Apr 2008 08:26:11 EST Motivator HELP! Hi, ladies! <BR> <BR> As some of you know, my birthday just past... So I have some birthday money from my parents... 200 all up! <BR> <BR> I want to put this money towards something that will help me achieve my goal of weighing 55kgs by september!! <BR> <BR> I would like it to either physically assist me to lose the weight, e.g. an exercise bike, or other cardio equipment (or do I persist with walking and using my skipping rope, which is meant to be the BEST form of cardio? but then somet... Wed, 2 Apr 2008 07:38:56 EST Greetings! Hello everyone! <BR> I'm 28 years old with not only the goal of getting back to my pre baby weight but I'm looking to gather some beauty advice while I'm at it. I'm a stay at home mommy so I hardly get out to get my hair fixed or do girly things, anymore! <em>135</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2008 22:20:06 EST Hey!! Hey to all...I am new to SP and want to get on track with my goal and if I end up looking like a victorias secret angel...well we can all dream!!! LOL Tue, 1 Apr 2008 20:22:10 EST HI LADIES!! well hello .. im new here and I would really love loveeee to lose some lbs.. actually get down to less than 200 ...its going to be a struggle but I know that with time and effort... anything is possible <em>104</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2008 12:09:13 EST Husband's turning 30 next week - Any Ideas? Hi! I was wondering... My husband is turning 30 next week and I was wondering what kind of things I can do for him to make his day special. He told me that he did not want a party, and then last weekend he mentioned that it would be nice to have a party (he was really drunk), and then the following day he said he didn't want a party again and he has continued saying that he doesn't want one. <BR> <BR> So what do I do? I don't want to have a party if that's not what he wants, but yet I wan... Tue, 1 Apr 2008 08:33:14 EST New From Houston Hello all! I'm new to the team. I'm also pretty new to Spark People. So far I'm 14 pounds down and have another 17 to go. Mon, 31 Mar 2008 23:16:37 EST New to the team!! I stumbled upon this team & it sounds awesome!! Had to join!! I am definitely up to the challenges - anything to keep me motivated!! I have already lost 36 lbs since the beg. of Dec. 07 & achieved my 1st goal wt. of 155lbs!!! I love cardio & also lift weights!! Look forward to getting to know you girls!! Mon, 31 Mar 2008 22:07:07 EST hola! hello ladies, <BR> ive been reading some of the groups threads, and wanted to join. so here i am. hope to be of some use and get some input on things. im so not a girly-girl, and maybe this will help. <em>240</em> Mon, 31 Mar 2008 10:13:39 EST Hi everyone! I'm new to this team! Hi guys! My name is Tracy, I'm 22, and a college student and have been on spark since the beginning of the year thanks to the direction of my ever-so-blunt younger sister telling me I might need to lose a few pounds! lol Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself! <BR> <BR> Oh are there any challenges going on right now? I'd love to participate! Sun, 30 Mar 2008 16:52:10 EST New from Ireland Hi all, my name is Niamh (pronounced like leave but with a N). I'm 25 from Dublin, Ireland. I joined Spark last year to loose weight for my wedding which I did, and I have continued since. I like aesthetically beautiful things and love to put together stylish outfits from cheap clothes! Often when I'm out people are like wow your dress is cool or I really love that bag/top/scarf and I'm usually able to say oh thanks I got it for under €20 (about $30). Anyway enough waffle from me, nice to mee... Sun, 30 Mar 2008 16:37:37 EST Hey there ~~ New to the Group~~ Hope all is well with everyone.. I joined the group today .. I need something to motivate me.. I'm stuck in a rut~~ and summer is around the corner uggg Sun, 30 Mar 2008 15:14:57 EST Beauty Bloopers!! I have a really funny story that happened to me on Monday: <BR> I work as a Staffing Supervisor for an employment agency, and every Monday I have to pick up employee timecards at one of our customer sites. So Monday I get there and as I'm walking into the Production area I suddenly twist my ankle. I look down and see that my heel just broke!!AHH!! It was too late for me to turn around and head out so I decided to just tuff it out and walk across the production floor limping. When I get to o... Fri, 28 Mar 2008 16:13:43 EST Motivational Issues! D: As the weeks continue I am finding myself more and more craving the foods I have so willingly given up. I wanted to stay away from them but it's becoming more difficult. I don't seem to be motivated anymore and I don't exactly know why! HELP! Tue, 25 Mar 2008 19:40:40 EST Work out 2 times a day? I have a question for everyone--what are the pros and cons of working out twice a day? I want to start getting up about a half hour earlier in the mornings to do either a half hour of cardio or a half hour of strength training. Whichever one I don't do in the morning, I will do after work. <BR> <BR> There are 2 reasons I want to do try this: <BR> 1. i've heard your metabolism increases due to the two separate workouts. <BR> 2. By the time I get out of work at night, the last thing I want... Sun, 23 Mar 2008 22:41:53 EST VS Total Body Makeover Since summer is here in a few months, this challenge will take a bit more determination than the last challenge. I received many wonderful emails about the VS Cardio Challenge and many wanted to include it again, but a bit more. This Total Body Makeover Challenge is also going to include some strength training so you can look toned for the summer. I know many people are afraid to incorporate strengthen training into their workout plans because they feel it will make them look “bigger” or “but... Sat, 22 Mar 2008 13:12:09 EST Dry Heels Hi this is day 2 on the team I hope someone can help me? I have soft skin expect my HEELS I've try lotion after lotion and will summer is coming and spring is here. Please help. Thu, 20 Mar 2008 21:41:43 EST New to the team Hi team mates. I'm 32 and trying to loss weight for over 2 years. Because mY doctor said I was fat and need to loss weight she did say it a lot nicer then that that was the first reason the 2nd is because I want to look good in sexy nigh tee even if it just for me, I may be single but I can still feel sexy when I go to bed.3 to feel sexy all the time and have the guys do a double take, i never had that happen to me and just once would be nice, Wed, 19 Mar 2008 12:47:52 EST ENOUGH!! So I decided that I have had enough of complaining that I can't lose those last 5 pounds to reach my goal. I realized that somethings has to change.........My eating habits!! Its so hard for me to eat healthy because due to my work schedule sometimes I can have lunch at 10 am or sometimes I am so busy that I can't get a bite until 3pm. When that happens, which is more often that not, I just indulge in whatever is fast. It tends to be hamburgers....(like 2-3 times a week!!) I want to be he... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 16:00:38 EST What drives you to move forward? What drives you to keep on track and stay motivated? <BR> <BR> And if you accidentally slip up, how do you deal with it? Sat, 15 Mar 2008 16:56:01 EST I need some asap assistance :) I am getting ready to do a new musician/ modeling portfolio..I noticed that alot of you have some cool pics..I have to send off some ideas for pics but I am stuck at the moment..If you have any pictures that are interesting ..Please send them to me !!! Fri, 14 Mar 2008 11:11:51 EST What would I do without my ipod? and you? Hey everyone!!! Just came back from the gym (I'm in a different time zone- I'm not crazy... lol) <BR> and I am really trying to make the challenge this week but I was so tired by the time I got to the gym... then... I turned up my ipod and couldn't stop moving <em>104</em> I have songs by Justin Timberlake, Timberland, Britney Spears... special dance and aerobic tracks that really pump you up like "Let me think about it" and "Satisfaction" and so much more... I also love starting my workout ... Sat, 8 Mar 2008 04:04:43 EST ughhh I have such a sunburn on my arms and neck chest on my legs a bit and my face!! it hurts so bad and i cnt even exercise cause my skin feels so tight. <BR> all i can pretty much do is stationary bike and walk!! <BR> <BR> i like to be tan and i needed some color in me but i forgot about sunburn first and then <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Mar 2008 09:51:34 EST My challenge is being challenged Hey Angels! Tomorrow I'm going to the army cause I've been called up for reserve duty (where I live we have mandatory service from ages 18-20 and combat women are called up for reserve duty until they have a baby)so I won't be training and walking around like usual... I don't want it to ruin this month's challenge because I've been doing do well! Any suggestions girls? Thank you! <em>247</em> Mon, 3 Mar 2008 08:41:17 EST So Sexy So, today I went a tad bit crazy at VS. I bought the So Sexy Shampoo & conditioner(I love the smell & it makes my hair super smooth), 2 eye shadows, a lip plumper, Heavenly perfume & 4 pairs of sexy underwear I plan on fitting in by August (I bought a mini goal size). <BR> <BR> What do you guys love from there? Sun, 24 Feb 2008 15:45:23 EST i'm in I'm Ready! I'm in.. <em>104</em> Fri, 22 Feb 2008 19:46:05 EST FitFlop -Yay or Nay? I was browsing Victoria's Secrets website and saw the FitFlop advertised there. <BR> <BR> I looked around online and couldn't really find anything negative about it, but at the same time I'm not sure how well it would work... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>plication/prodDisplay/?namespace=produ<BR>ctDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.<BR>jsp&event=display&prnbr=8K-224618&page<BR>=1&cgname=OSSHUFLOZZZ&rfnbr=4700 </link> <BR> <BR> Here is the link to the product, ... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 19:14:23 EST VS Cardio Challenge Cardio Challenge--Weekly Total Calories <BR> <BR> Add how much you have burn over a week—including shopping, cleaning the house, playing with your children, cooking, driving, etc. <BR> <BR> I did this myself for a month and dropped so much weight. Anyone interested? I know it seems a bit much to burn, but it adds up by the end of the week. Here's what you have to burn: <BR> <BR> Feb 23- March 1— 4000 calories <BR> March 2- March 8— 6000 calories <BR> March 9- March 15—7000 calories <BR> M... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 17:39:40 EST Keeping busy It feels good to have the energy to keep myself busy. Wed, 20 Feb 2008 17:53:52 EST Fashion Icons Which celebrity's style do you most admire? Which celebrities are fashion forward and which ones have horrible style, in your opinion? Or do you admire a particular fashion designer instead? <BR> <BR> Personally, I love Jacqueline Kennedy (50s style) and Nicole Richie's style. Recently, Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes are also fashion forward.As for designers, I love Chanel and Dior as well as many other designers. As I previously stated on other post, I adore simple fashion and natural c... Wed, 13 Feb 2008 15:39:08 EST Love feeling pretty Even though it's still tough losing weight, I still feel good about who I am and how I look. I am overweight but I am loved and blessed. I feel pretty and I am more confident than ever now that I've been taking dance. I'm loving life! Mon, 11 Feb 2008 22:53:55 EST Getting fit for the summer Drinking at least 8 glasses of water daily, doing cardio and strength training, and staying within my daily caloric intake will help me get to where I want to be by summer. <BR> <BR> With summer around the corner, what are you doing to get fit for the summer? <BR> Sat, 9 Feb 2008 18:56:50 EST Fashion and beauty tips Know any hot fashion tips? Why not share them with the team! :) <BR> Sat, 9 Feb 2008 18:49:29 EST What are your goals for 2008? This topic can help you stay focused on your goals. <BR> <BR> One of my goals is to lose my weight and finally not have "lose weight" as my new year revolution for 2009. <BR> <BR> What about you? Sat, 9 Feb 2008 17:21:12 EST