SparkPeople Luscious Latinas Team Messageboard As Latinas we love our curves, but too many can be unhealthy. So lets keep the curves and get rid of the extra baggage. SparkPeople Luscious Latinas Team Messageboard Traditional/ Historical Eating of Latinas/Natives What Food do U Eat? that Originates from our Ancestors The Native AmericanS <BR> <BR> <em>427</em> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:59:46 EST Exercising with your Family Hi, I'm Raquel, I am using this site one month ago. <BR> My goal is to track fitness activity at least 5 times a week. I began doing a little of Zumba with my co-workers two times a week, but then I realized that my husband has health and weight issues, so I change this zumba routine, in order to help and motivate him to get healthy, Now one of my goals is exercising together at least twice a week, I am only beginning with this, but i feel that will help us to share more time together and kee... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:55:01 EST SummerTime What are we doing to keep Healthy & Fit during this SummerTime? Mon, 1 Jul 2013 20:59:04 EST FitClub for the Sacramento and surrounding areas ATTENTION: Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Children, Neighbors, etc... <BR> <BR> My fitness family would like to invite all of you to come and work out with us for free. Below is a schedule for anyone who may be interested: <BR> <BR> FitClub Schedules: <BR> <BR> Sunday - Curtis Park @ 9:00 a.m. <BR> (Corner of Sutterville Rd. & W. Curtis Dr.) <BR> <BR> Tuesday - Curtis Park @ 6:00 p.m. <BR> (Corner of Sutterville Rd. & W. Curtis Dr.) <BR> <BR> Wednesday & Friday - The Strip @ 6... Mon, 20 May 2013 14:33:12 EST Spring Fling Its Officially Spring Time Luscious Latinas. <BR> This is the Most motivating Season of the Year! <BR> <em>126</em> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:08:46 EST Annual Spirit Run The Annual Spirit Run of the WestSide is upon us again! <BR> The Run takes place in West Los Angeles. <BR> All are welcomed. <BR> This year it is on Saturday 3-23-2013 <BR> <BR> <em>182</em> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:43:52 EST BellyDance We have added a BellyDance Class to our Cabeza de Vaca Cultural School. <BR> We are offering 2 BellyDance classes per week on the WestSide of Los Angeles. <BR> Join us!! Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:37:13 EST Get Back to it! Luscious Latinas! <BR> Where is everyone?! <BR> I have been Internet-less <BR> But I'm Back, So lets Get to It!! <BR> <em>381</em> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:42:05 EST Day one of Change Hi Everyone: <BR> I am excited to be part of sparkpeople. I wrote a blog sharing a little bit about myself if you'd like to check it out <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033683 </link> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:13:33 EST Trying to Lose My Tummy : ) Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I want to say how excited I am to be starting a new diet plan. I have tried many and give up half way when I stop seeing quick results. I knew it was time to change when I realized only 2 outfits in my closet actually felt comfortable to wear. I didn't want to accept that I was gaining weight but my jeans can't lie. Apart from losing weight I'd like to eat healthy whole foods, I have been on the processed food for too long now and boy does my tummy feel it, not only is... Mon, 21 May 2012 17:53:19 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 10 May 2012 09:30:49 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:13:51 EST Hello Everyone My name is Melissa and I've been a spark member for idk how long and I finally decided to check out some pages and I found this one and being Puerto Rican and all I had to join :) <BR> So I just wanna say hello and meet the rest of the luscuious latinas out there with goals to look good and not look like we're Wed, 4 Apr 2012 16:57:13 EST Spring 2012 It's Spring so are we all in the Fling of things? <BR> I'm trying but probably not hard enough. <BR> In all honesty when I hear Our Team mates stories it truly Inspires me! <BR> I lost 10 pounds recently, but it was because I got sick for a week. <BR> But hey I lost some pounds-LOL Mon, 2 Apr 2012 23:55:45 EST Hello my fellow Latinas.... Hello my fellow Latinas!! I'm a mom of 3 boys who lives outside of Chicago. I am extremely happy I found this website and better yet, this SparkTeam. I really need somebody to relate to in terms of "our" lifestyle, the Latina lifestyle. <BR> I am a cooker, whereas we hardly eat out. But I eat to soothe my anxieties. So add both up and you get overweight me :). The ease of baked desserts and homemade rich Mexican cooking being attainable all day, everyday has gotten me to be the heavie... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:30:35 EST Aztec Dance Class Every Saturday In West Los Angeles <BR> from 11am-1pm <BR> We have Aztec-Chichimeca Dance Class <BR> for more information. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 20:48:10 EST 2012, what does it mean for you? Hello chicas, we need to get this site popping... but let's start with this: what does the new year mean to you? What are your goals or resolutions for this new year? How can we as a team help? <BR> <BR> Can't wait to hear and read some of your replies... <BR> <BR> PS: I usually start by inserting my answers, but not this time...I'll ask and then reply. Hopefully that works. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:07:18 EST 2012, what does it mean for you? Hello chicas, we need to get this site popping... but let's start with this: what does the new year mean to you? What are your goals or resolutions for this new year? How can we as a team help? <BR> <BR> Can't wait to hear and read some of your replies... <BR> <BR> PS: I usually start by inserting my answers, but not this time...I'll ask and then reply. Hopefully that works. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:06:50 EST Hola Hola soy nueva en el equipo pero no en Spark. <BR> Necesito de apoyo chicas, perdi mi inspiracion. <BR> Espero y encuentre muchas amigas nuevas aqui <em>30</em> Mon, 7 Nov 2011 14:46:32 EST What have you experienced? Ever since I started my weight loss journey my confidence level has definitely skyrocketed. I truly believe that having the confidence that I now have, is what has given me the ability to take more chances. This past weekend I took a huge chance. In doing so I was able to scratch off another item off my bucket list...I WENT SKYDIVING! It was one of the scariest yet one of the most amazing feelings I've experienced. After the jump my adrenaline was pumping and I felt so bad ass. I felt unstopp... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 13:55:03 EST hey comadre, let's catch up! Okay chicas, so we are way past half of the year and I haven't really been keeping up to date with either emails or postings. But I've noticed that some of you have (thank you for doing that), so now I would like to play catch up. Some of you I know what's going on because we've become spark buddy's other's I have no clue. Fill me in or fill all of us in for that matter. I, we all want to know what new changes have taken place since the beginning of the year. What goals have you reached or ... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 23:34:27 EST Hola!!!! Hello to All! My name is Marina, I am a single mom of 2 from the Chicago land area. I joined having already lost 105 pounds in the last year. I have 20 more to go. Look forward to meeting all of you fellow latinas on a mission!!! :) Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:43:12 EST Hola!! so yeah, lol so "nueva" a este team. I have deactivated past accounts so many times it's not even funny but now i am starting to have the "fat ppl issues" so i NEED to stick to this mess this time haha in the process i hope to make new friends with you all and if i can be of any help just let me know =) Mon, 15 Aug 2011 14:44:27 EST Hi! Hi Chicas! <BR> <BR> New to spark people and i joined the Lucious Latina's team to gain some support, motivation and/or tips on weight loss from fellow Latina's on the same path towards a healthier lifestyle and weight loss. <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 01:03:15 EST Event For those of U near or in Los Angeles, CA <BR> The Spirit Run of the 4 Corners will begin Tomorrow morning @ 6am <BR> Sunrise ceremony will be held at Ballona WetLands in Playa del Rey, CA <BR> We will end the Run @ The Kuruvunga Springs in West Los Angeles. <BR> For a full view of the map visit the web site. <BR> Dancers are still needed!! <BR> And of course more Runners welcomed! <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <link>!/event.p<BR>hp?eid=1003805233763... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 17:10:25 EST Hola Chicas(: Hola Me llamo Alejandra. Espero que todas alcanzen sus metas. saludos Fri, 18 Mar 2011 22:14:34 EST Hola What's up Latinas? Happy to find you on Spark People. Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:00:52 EST Nuevecita :) Hello my dear latinas. I am Claudia, I am 23 soon to be 24 years old. I live in Indianapolis and I currently weigh about 288 lbs. my goal is to lose 100 lbs by this time next year since I recently got engaged. Im really excited about being part of this online community and seeing ppl like me trying to accomplish the same goal so hopefully we can all be a support network for each other to get there. Fri, 11 Mar 2011 16:40:18 EST Feed my brain! Since I've started my fitness journey I've been focusing on my fitness, food & supplement intake. What I really haven't done much of is feed my brain. Sure, I read fitness magazines & fitness info on the web, however, I've never really read a fitness book. <BR> <BR> Right now I have such a strong desire to change my fitness outlook. I need something fresh, something to give me that little bit of inspiration, you know that "Spark". So what I did yesterday was stopped at my local library and ... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:09:23 EST What are we doing to make this month different? <BR> Well, as for me I am going to eating and breathing the nutrition plan by Spark. I usually do this but go my own way on the weekends, and yes splurge a little. But I want to go the entire month without side tracking. <BR> <BR> This month I want to emphasize more on the nutrion part of my regiment, I'm always walking all over the place out here in Berkeley; thus, I really don't have a day in which I'm not moving. <BR> <BR> I'm also planning on working on my spirituality, I want my ... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 13:29:14 EST Carbs are Good for U Eating a diet packed with the right kind of carbs is the little-known secret to getting and staying slim for life. <BR> Check out this article I found on line. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sons-carbs-help-you-lose-weight-2442968/ </link> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 02:28:27 EST Hello Fellow Latinas Hello Ladies, Im new to this team been part of SP since last year. My family is from Puerto Rico, I was born in NJ and moved to South Florida in 1999. Im short, 4'11" and 185 pounds. I need to lose 60-70 pounds. I have a daughter 3.5 years old and a supportive guy, hes from Peru. <BR> <BR> im here to get support from fellow latinas with curves as myself. I hope that not only can i get good healthy Latin recipies. My guy likes everything to be fried, but thats just so unhealthy and after a ... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:56:06 EST Brand New Hi All: <BR> <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself as I am brand new to spark and the team. My name is Misty Farias. I am 36 years old. From Seattle, WA currently living in Palmdale, CA. I am married and have a 3.5 year old son. I'm 5'3" and weigh 240 (uuughhh) got a lot to lose (70 pounds). I cook mainly Mexican and Cuban food and am always looking for ways to lighten them up. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:31:55 EST Is Anyone Watching the Novela 'India'? I said I would not get hooked to anymore telenovelas but I can't help myself! I'm watching on Telemundo the soap 'India.' It's from Brazil but dubbed in Spanish, with filming in Brazil and India. I love the scenes in India with their beautiful clothing and the male eye candy of actors is wow! <BR> <BR> Just wondered if anyone was into it also so we could chat about it! <BR> <em>41</em> Sun, 9 Jan 2011 19:44:48 EST New to the Team! Hey everyone! I'm Cherye, a new member from Texas (Austin area). I've been a member since '08, but not as seriously until the middle of 2009. Since then, I've lost around 20 lbs. and have a new goal of another 20 by April/May. Being a Latina, it's hard to turn down the good food that we learned to cook as young girls, but I'm learning to limit without cutting out my cravings. So far, so good. I look forward to talking with you all! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 23:53:36 EST Latin Recipes Tis the Season to Share some Healthy Recipes <BR> <em>460</em> Sun, 19 Dec 2010 19:11:17 EST 12 de Diciembre Latinas! Hola a todos, ya se viene el domingo 12 de Diciembre, el dia de la virgen de Guadalupe... Saludos a todas las Guadalupe's por el dia de su santo!!! Como celebraran este dia? <em>481</em> <BR> <BR> Yo les contare que es el santo de mi mami que se llama Guadalupe, la llevare a comer y despues iremos a ver a la virgen en la noche! Fri, 10 Dec 2010 14:02:59 EST SoCal Newbie =) Hello ladies!!! I'm returning to Sparks after a "pause". Before taking my "pause" I had lost 40lbs. on my own with very little Sparks activity, but I definitely knew the benefit it could provide. So I maintained the weight loss (with the exception of 1lb. weight gain and basically I'm new to this team. My "pause" was due to tax season (I'm an accountant), finding my father & his family (he left me & my mom about 30 yrs. ago), & finding the love of my life (we've been together 6 months). <... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 21:23:42 EST Awesome! Hello Latina Girls. Hello all you Luscious Latinas. I am so excited to find this group. I have 3 great kids. I work full time and I go to school. I am overwhelmed by the amount of weight I have to loose. I am however determined to loose it. I need support so I will stay on track. My hardest times are when I am with my extended family because there is a great deal of wonderfully tasting Puerto Rican food. I look forward to being part of the team. <em>30</em> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 22:43:56 EST Are you dressing up this Halloween Hey there chicas, so Halloween is almost here and let's face it a lot of the parties don't happen right on the 31st! So, you've probably already been to some...tell me or us, what you dressed up as? Or are you planning on dressing up? <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Oct 2010 08:54:40 EST Latina searching for Latina support Hola Luscious Latinas! I was ecstatic to find a Latina Team! I am looking for all the support i can get from ladies i'm sure i will be able identify with. The happiest time of my life i spent being pregnant! believe it or not! My baby boy was born May 2008 and i feel like i have been fighting in an uphill battle to be happy and find myself ever since. although i am blessed with an awesome family, rockstar fiance and great friends they aren't the most motivational and supportive people to have... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 21:33:09 EST Summer Time-Fun Time Well from the looks of our Teams Page We have all taken a Summer Break! Well that's alright it's good to take a break now and then. Lets just not forget to get back on track! Summer Time offers us longer Light Hours and favorable weather to do more outside Exercises and activities. So lets Get moving and share your Summer Fun with the Team! Mon, 16 Aug 2010 14:59:36 EST Hi Chicas!!! One week Newbie here:) Hello everyone.. My name is Piink this is my first week on spark people and what a wonderful place to be. Im super happy to have found the site. Im 5' 163 lbs curvy and thick, but not the sexy curvy and thick Id like to be. Im working on being healthy and losing some (lots)of weight. My goal is around 120. Im a Mama and have a wonderful Man in my life. Im here for anyone who needs support, Im a great cheerleader. <BR> xo Sat, 17 Jul 2010 22:15:07 EST Do you have a favorite quote and/or saying? So this morning I thought of what the words Eat, Pray & Love meant to me. So I thought I'd share with the rest of you... <BR> <BR> Eat, Pray & Love = Eat to fuel my body, Pray that I don't crave chocolate today & Love how my body will thank me later for the wise choices I make =) <BR> <BR> Do any of you have any favorite quotes and/or sayings that you would like to share with the rest of us? Thu, 15 Jul 2010 19:26:43 EST Not always good but always learning I am a Puerto Rican/Dominican, Manhattan born, Bronx raised, Queens residing, casi 3-0 year old woman with dark brown eyes, tan skin and a loving heart. I am passionate and intelligent and creative and lazy. I love to write, love music and love books. I love my family and my BF. I am finally in control of my eating habits which is helping me to be in control of my life. I thrive on organization and accountibility and find myself excited to finally be living in a world where I am responsible a... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 16:44:51 EST Memorial Day Weekend Hola Chicas, <BR> <BR> So, I'm wondering what you all have planned for this weekend. Most importantly what are you ladies planning on doing to keep on track this weekend?Since, the long weekends are known to be the scarriest time for our weightloss goals! <em>40</em> <BR> No sean malas share your secrets with the rest of us. <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> <em>463</em> Thu, 27 May 2010 10:45:40 EST FORGIVE, BELIEVE & LOVE YOURSELF! First and foremost I would like to say that I love coming to work and being able to have such wonderful/positive co-workers that I can feed off of. <BR> <BR> So this morning the girls & I were chatting about what we had for dinner, what type of exercise we did last night, what our monthly goals were, etc... After the conversation was over my co-worker sent me an email that said one of her goals for the month of April was to, "FORGIVE HERSELF! BELIEVE IN HERSELF! LOVE HERSELF!" When I read th... Wed, 28 Apr 2010 13:45:46 EST Please, I beg you.... If you post on here and invite people to read your blogs, page, etc., please don't have your page set to private. It is very frustrating when you are really interested in what someone has to say, but can't access it. By the time I add you as a friend and you accept me, I may have forgotten what it was I wanted to read. I do try to read every one of my friend's pages, blogs, etc., but sometimes am short on time. I have learned some new things here and really enjoy reading others' opinions abou... Sun, 25 Apr 2010 09:37:55 EST Just for fun... What's your song? This morning my co-worker & I were talking about fitness and how I wanted him to join me in a 2 hour TKB class this weekend. Of course he was hesitant... long story short after all of his excuses I told him... "Don't cheat yourself, instead treat yourself"!! (Tupac song). <BR> <BR> With that being said... What's your song ladies? What song motivates you or pushes you to go harder? <BR> <BR> PEACE, LOVE & FITNESS!!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Apr 2010 14:36:22 EST Hello Fellow Latinas!! Hello ladies! I hope everyone is doing well. I just came across this team and I think I'll learn a lot from you ladies and stay even more motivated! I live in Houston, Texas so if anyone is from here add me as a friend and lets fight this battle together. I love spending time with my family and I'm pretty easy going! Hope to hear from you! Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:12:15 EST Zumba!! Does anybody like Zumba ??? I have been doing it since las year and I can't get enough of it, it is so much fun and he teachers keep adding more fun songs so u never get bored... Have you ever attend that class? How many calories do you think you burn? Do you enjoy it??? <BR> Hugs comadres !! Mon, 19 Apr 2010 23:01:11 EST Let's make some noise! Okay ladies, estan muy calladas...I know I should talk I've been out of the loop for a while. But I always check to see if there's any new topics, y nada! So, what's going on ladies? How is this month treating you? What hurddles have you accomplished so far? Let me have it, I want to be in the know! <BR> Sun, 18 Apr 2010 17:16:20 EST guilt In the book "The Latina's Bible" by Sandra Guzman, she writes "...guilt is a useless emotion and a wasteful mental exercise. Guilt drains you." She also acknowledges that it is also a big part of Latina psychology. I have such a hard time with guilt myself. I feel guilty or responsible for things that really have nothing to do with me. I have said for a long time that I eat my guilt. I am trying to learn to let things go, but have had a hard time. It is especially hard when I do things for my... Sat, 10 Apr 2010 23:18:50 EST hello! Hi! I'm Kristal, 35, mom of 4 from Kentucky(no I don't eat the chicken <em>20</em> ) I'm happy to be here and feel like joining SP was one of the best decisions I've made in a long time. I look forward to getting to know people here and learning new ways and ideas to get from where I am now to where I want to be. Sat, 10 Apr 2010 02:34:22 EST Brand New to the Team! Hola amigas! <BR> <BR> I am new to the team but not new to SP. I have been on the site since last year, but only got serious about my weight loss this January. I did great for a couple of months and then fell off (again) in March. I'm hoping to stay back on track this time and I came across this group and thought it would be a fun one to join! <BR> <BR> I live in Los Lunas, New Mexico but work in Albuquerque. I am married and have a beautiful 3 year old little girl named Katalina. I re... Tue, 6 Apr 2010 14:53:20 EST Hola, soy nueva como estan !!! <BR> <BR> O.m.g. I'm glad I found this team so I can have females that I can ethnically/culturally relate to. <BR> <BR> I was born in DR but have lived in the US most of my life. I was fit most of my life but the last 3yrs I've let myself go. <BR> <BR> So I've decided to put down the empanadas and leave the sancocho behind, and start exercising and eating healthier. <BR> <BR> I am looking for a buddy to motivate me, anyone??? Sat, 3 Apr 2010 23:26:01 EST If the shoe fits... Okay ladies, I'm looking to purchase a new pair of training shoes for the gym. I want a pair that is flexible with good stability but yet light weight if possible. I need a pair that will be comfortable enough to withstand all the jumping from my TKB/boot camp & shadow boxing classes but yet be comfortable enough if I were to just get on the elliptical. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? <BR> <em>331</em> Thu, 1 Apr 2010 16:04:51 EST Goals What are your Goals? <BR> Do U have any Goals? <BR> What do U think about Goal setting? <BR> <BR> <BR> There are no right or wrong answers here! <BR> <BR> It's a topic that has come up for me lately in several conversations, with several different people, from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. so I was curious to everyones take on "Goals" <BR> <BR> As a Latina who grew up in the Hood, my only Goal was to make it out ALIVE! <BR> As a community Activist I learned to set Goals and to ... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 16:23:07 EST Spring 2010is here will it different than 2009? Okay so as of this weekend Spring ya llego y en algunos lados the sun is out and birds are chirping...wait(record scratches in the background), okay enough with the Snow White imagery. But yes, it is here, with this said I would like to know what you are planning on doing different this year? <BR> <BR> Will this be the year in which you push the envelope a little farther? Or are you going to rely on your same habits as last year? Since, I know you (it sounds good, okay it may not be 100% tr... Fri, 26 Mar 2010 13:23:44 EST Chela's in the house! Hi everybody, I am new to this team and to Spark. I am exploring to find new things. <BR> <BR> My name is Michelle, "Chela" and yes I have a cousin named Chata and a tio named Jeff. I always get asked that. <BR> <BR> I have two daughters, Aisia and Anaya and a husband named Randy, we call him Red. <BR> <BR> I finally decided to lose this weight and get back to having banging curves not rolls. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great day! <BR> <BR> <em>670</em> <em>652</em> Fri, 26 Mar 2010 08:31:07 EST Accountability By checking in on a regular basis with our Group we are holding ourselves accountable! <BR> If we are unable to exercise or forget to take our Vitamins, etc. <BR> We should still check in with one another. <BR> This helps keep ourselves on Point and it really does help the entire Group! <BR> <BR> No need to feel guilty, there is NO judgement in this group!!! <BR> Some of us get sick, or get crazy busy with <BR> La Vida Loca! <BR> <BR> This week I will not be working out because I am on m... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 03:40:20 EST Hola Chicas Hey there lindas, I just wanted to drop a quick line because I feel as if I've been out of the loop these past couple of weeks. For those that don't know I work full time and go to school part time (at least this semester), and well it's starting to take a toll on me. 3 literature courses, so yea it's pretty much: read, read, and oh yea wait read...then you may analyze a bit on what you just READ! So yea I'm pretty tied up. I only went to the gym once last week, I had to catch up on my readi... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 09:52:51 EST Que onda! I'm new ;o) Hi, my name is Lidia. I've been sparking for 8 months now. Saw this team & just had to join :o) <BR> I'm a latina from Baja Cali, Mexico. Looking forward to getting to know many of you :o) Sat, 6 Mar 2010 02:07:29 EST Reach Out and Support Alright Luscious Latinas our sister DeeLove needs support so we should reach out and see how we can be of support. <BR> Remember we all need support at one time or another, so lets B there for eachother! Sun, 28 Feb 2010 13:48:31 EST Newbie Here!! Hllo Ladies, <BR> <BR> My name is Jessie and Im orginally from NJ..I am PRican and I currently reside in northern FL. I am here because I have reached a point of my life that i want to learn to eat healthy as well as lose weight...I am a 34 year old wife and mother of 3 sons... I will need as much encouragement as everyone can send xoxooxox Thu, 25 Feb 2010 15:22:45 EST When did you know this time was different? So I just responded to a discussion titled "When Did You Know This Time Was Different?". <BR> <BR> I personally knew this time was different when I signed my contract at the gym. For many years I always wanted to join but my insecurities/fears always pushed me away. <BR> <BR> So tell me ladies when did all of you realize that this time was different? <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Feb 2010 18:54:16 EST De Donde? Where U from? Just wanted to start this thread so some of our Luscious Latinas could physically meet up and exercise together. <BR> So just throw out what city and state u currently live in. <BR> I'll start: <BR> I live in Los Angeles, California Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:34:22 EST Quincenera? No thank you very much! Last week was pretty interesting. On Tuesday, twice in one day I was told by two people that I looked as if I was 21 or 22 the most, I'm going to be 30 in May so this is a big compliment for me. But the second person that told me this somewhat killed it for me. <BR> <BR> I was at the gym in the sauna, and the older Latin ladies were talking amongst themselves. I got included in the conversation and one lady said to me after learning my real age: "Hijole, te ves pura nina! Si perderias 15 ... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 13:37:19 EST Hello to all my fellow Luscious Latinas I am new to SP and this team. Very excited about getting fit and creating a healthy lifestyle. Looking forward to sharing with you guys ! <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Feb 2010 12:02:22 EST Feb:"Working on my fitness" let us be your witness We've all heard the song by Fergie "Fergilicious" right? Well, even though we don't have Sam I.AM to be our witness why not let your Luscious team take over? What am I ranting about? <BR> Last month JXMAMA had the brilliant idea to start a thread about working out, some of us started posting what we had done to exercise. Some of us even learned new techniques or even set out new goals. But the most important thing it did for me was keep me accountable, since I knew I had to post I made sur... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 13:01:32 EST Hello Hi, just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Denise and I'm from New Mexico. I'm needing as much support as possible to reach my goal. I've been with SP for some time already but didn't have much of a chance to explore all the spark teams that are out there. Glad I found this one and look forward to being a part of this team. Mon, 1 Feb 2010 13:16:00 EST Will you have a monthly goal for February? So the last few months I've only been averaging about 1,000 fitness minutes a month. 1,000 minutes isn't so bad but I've done better. Since February is around the corner I decided that I'm going to shoot for at least 1,200 fitness minutes for the month. Yes, I know February only has 28 days but with Valentine's along with a busy social calendar I have for the month of February I am definitely going to have to step up my game! <BR> <BR> With that being said, what will your monthly goal for Fe... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:49:19 EST Hey ladies - North Carolina has joined the group. I have been on a weight loss journey going on 2 months now. My ultimate goal is to lose 30lbs or be 150lbs (or close to it) by November when I go back to visit my family in Florida. As a newbie to North Carolina I have not gotten used to the weather so at times I have had to be creative with my exercising when it is too cold to go outside. <BR> I am 32yrs old, work full time outside of the house and have 2 active boys (4 and 14). At times trying to be healthy has been a challange (rice, bean... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:41:25 EST Do you take vitamins? So yesterday my co-worker & I were having a discussion on how my progress has been coming along. The subject of vitamins came up and he asked me if I was taking any vitamins. Truth be told, I haven't taken any since I was pregnant which was 2 years ago... yikes! With that being said, does anyone take vitamins? If so, what would you recommend? Fri, 22 Jan 2010 15:49:48 EST Constantly Eating Most have heard It's recommended to eat six small meals throughout the day: <BR> one serving of whole grains, <BR> protein (nuts, beans, meat or dairy), <BR> and a fruit or vegetable. <BR> This means eating every 2-3 hours. <BR> When you do that, you're rarely hungry, or at the point of compulsively starving. <BR> <BR> Be sure to drink a tall glass of water before you start every meal. <BR> Also, wait 20 minutes after the meal or snack for your stomach to signal your brain that you're... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 16:40:25 EST Work It Out! Alright Luscious Latinas <BR> Who's been working out??? <BR> Not me, sad but True. <BR> That's why I have not been losing weight. <BR> Let's try and check in through out the week and share with eachother what type of exercise <BR> we did and for how long. <BR> It really is motivating for me to hear what others are doing. <BR> I'll start: <BR> I worked out yesterday for 10 minutes on the elliptical and today for 8 minutes. <BR> Sad!! <BR> So guess what tomorrow I will at least do 15 minutes, ... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 04:39:20 EST Your Health and The Health of our Planet I read an article by chance, changed my way of viewing the whole weight loss issue. <BR> Ten suggestions for healthier living and a Healthier Planet to live on and leave to our Children. <BR> Please Respond with comments,concerns,questions and add to this list by all means. Lets get the conversation flowing and learn and teach eachother. <BR> <BR> 1. Eat local and Organic Foods <BR> 2. Drop the Plastic Water Bottle <BR> 3. Drink Organic <BR> 4. Eat only SUSTAINABLE seafood <BR> 5. B.Y.O. Bag... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 15:58:18 EST Hello Everyone! Hola buenas noches muchachas.. I just started on sparkpeople today. I am from Idaho.. <BR> <BR> The main reason I joined sparkpeople is b/c i need a way to track my progress <BR> Another reason is cause my fiance and I are getting married in July and want to see if I can lose a little weight before the big day... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 01:49:35 EST What up from Northern Cal! Hola Luscuious Latinas! <BR> My name is Rocio and I am looking to drop 20lbs! I am at my heaviest weight ever and I am NOT happy! I've been hitting the gym and watching what I eat so hopefully I'll start to see some results soon! Looking forward to meeting all of you! Sun, 10 Jan 2010 14:45:19 EST Motivation is KEY!! So, if you're reading this it's because you have read my email regarding the Yoghurt commercial. What tools or what's your game plan to make sure you stay on track to healthier YOU? <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 Jan 2010 12:01:16 EST Weighing in... I was just curious when do the majority of you weigh in? <BR> <BR> I do it on Mondays and first thing in the morning <BR> <BR> y ustedes? <em>192</em> Wed, 6 Jan 2010 10:13:40 EST Queens, NY in the house!! Just wanted to say Hi! New to this team!! I know my fellow Latinas will understand the struggle that we go through when they put un buen plato of food right in front of us!! <BR> Maybe we could help ourselves in the fight!! Feel free to visit my Sparkpage. Even better leave some advice and motivation, the Almighty knows I need some! : o ) Mon, 4 Jan 2010 21:25:22 EST Hola Hey all! I just wanted to presentarme me llamo Yanet I am new to this team and hope in it to find new friends and support ;) I hope it's less challenging for us this year :):) Fri, 1 Jan 2010 15:00:04 EST 2009 se nos va, what do we have planned for 2010?? Haber chicas, what were the highlights of 2009 and what our are goals for 2010?!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Dec 2009 15:39:48 EST !!Hi!! Hi I'm new here, l'm here to find motivation and friends while on my journey to loose these 70 pounds. Sat, 28 Nov 2009 20:41:19 EST Make The Grade This week's challenge is about making the grade. <BR> At the end of each day, I'd like you to give yourself a grade on your overall healthy living. <BR> <BR> A - F, just like in school! <BR> <BR> So, at the end of each day - go to the <BR> "Making The Grade" and post your grade for the day. <BR> <BR> Also, on Thursday, I'd encourage you to grade on a curve. Compare your choices this Thanksgiving to how you ate before you were watching your weight & your health. <BR> <BR> Let's do s... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 23:17:00 EST Naughty Luscious Latinas Hey girls. Where is everyone? Well come on lets turn up the heat. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite position! <em>18</em> WInk Wink! <BR> <BR> Mine as boring as it sounds. Missionary. Something about my man being on top turns me on! Fri, 13 Nov 2009 12:19:59 EST FEELING LOST HI LADIES <BR> <BR> GOD, I JUST HAD A 45 MIN WORK OUT OF JILLIANS AND SO FAR IVE LOST ALOT OF WEIGHT COMBINED WITH GOING TO THE GYM AND TRYING TO EAT RIGHT. IVE LOST 40 LBS SO FAR SINCE JULY AND I LOOK AT MYSELF IN THE MIRROR AND I HATE WHAT I SEE. I FIT INTO THINNER JEANS BUT STILL HAVE THE BULK IN MY STOMACH. MY BIGGEST PROBLEMS IS MY TUMMY, UNDERARMS AND INNER THIGHS. <BR> <BR> I FEEL LIKE I DO NOT HAVE THE MOTIVATION TO KEEP GOING ALTHOUGH I DO WANT TO LOOSE MORE WEIGHT. <BR> <BR> A... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 02:44:33 EST Tip**Visualize the Future You ** Visualize the Future You <BR> People who have successfully lost weight have said thay they visualized what they thought they would look like at several points between their starting weight and their goal weight. Give it a try. If your goal is to lose 40 pounds, try visualizing what you would look like at weight loss increments of ten pounds. Make sure to visualize what you'll wear and even how you'll wear your hair. Have fun with it. <BR> <BR> Have you tried this before, and did you feel i... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 19:20:24 EST Dia de Los Muertos Who is celebrating Dia de Los Muertos?? <BR> There are so many celebrations going on, I am trying to hit all of them. <BR> This Past Saturday my family and I went to the Hollywood cemetery for their annual celebration and had the pleasure to hear and see Lila Downs perform. <BR> The alters were so elaborate. Oh and the food, <BR> Tu Sabes Thu, 29 Oct 2009 18:50:08 EST Is it a given that latinas are "LUSCIOUS?" I was talking to a male friend of mine and I mentioned this team and it's name. I mistakenly believed he was going to be caught up on the fact that I was doing something in regards to my weight but NO he was more caught up on the "Luscious" part of the team name. He later said to me: "it's a given that Latinas are luscious..."with a big grin on his face. So now my question to you is, do you consider this to be true or is it just a stereotype? Are all Latinas curvy like let's say Selina, JLo... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 20:27:31 EST Locations for eating healthy when out in your city Okay since we cannot all be 100% good and only eat what we make at home, let's start a thread where we can list restaurants in our cities that cater to healthier lifestyles. There may be other people in your same city that might be looking for something or that will probably give you ideas of places to go. Hey maybe someone's traveling to your city on vacation you never know the possibilites are endless. <BR> ************************** <BR> Como no todas podemos ser 100% buenas y solo comer ... Tue, 29 Sep 2009 20:15:33 EST Opinions/ Opiniones Okay ladies, help me out here what would like to gather from this team? What information would you like to see posted? Let me hear it, what issues should we discuss, which should we avoid? This is your team, let's make the best of it. <BR> <BR> ****** <BR> Okay corazones, necesito su ayuda. Que es lo les gustaria adquirir de este equipo? Diganmelo todo, que temas quieren discutir, cuales prefieren no tratar. Este es su equipo y debemos hacer lo mejor de el! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Sep 2009 15:59:58 EST Okay my fellow curvas peligrosas what gives?? I signed on this team and I haven't heard anything from anyone...I saw the team name and I was like "oh yea, that's what I'm talking about!" But I don't hear or read anything from anyone. Let's get something going here, let's reach out to one another. Let's see what we have in common, one thing for sure is that we are Latina's and baby you better believe we are Luscious, que mas (what else)? Common ladies...let's make our presence known on this site!! <em>244</em> <em>104</em> Mon, 21 Sep 2009 18:16:49 EST HEY LADIES IM A NEWBIE TO UR TEAM. HOPE U ALL CAN HELP ME GET BACK INTO THE SHAPE THAT I USED TO BE. Wed, 19 Aug 2009 17:55:44 EST hola a todas hola a todas espero me acepten. Me llamo Araceli y hace mucho que no visito a sparkpeople regrese para ver si puedo hacer exercisio regularmente. ya perdi mis libritas del bebe y 30 libras mas que ocupaba. Me falta poco pero quiero hacer ejercisio para moldear. <BR> <BR> espero conocerlas a todas y me puedan ayudar. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:00:52 EST Hello I've always been the biggest girl in a family of 4. I finally got off my butt and lost 35 pounds about 4 years ago and kept it off for over 4 years. Unfortunatly, I was in an accident last January and because I lost my taste of food due to Bell's Palsey I ended up eating everything in site trying to satisfy my taste of food. Well, the taste was not coming back but the pounds were. So here I am 18 months later and 35 pounds heavier. I'm just below the 200 lb mark and not at all happy with myse... Thu, 23 Jul 2009 23:19:24 EST Hi I am looking for some support at not consuming too much pan dulce! I love it too much! <BR> I am 35, part-time stay at home mom, with 2 kiddos. I love to eat my moms taquitos, empanadas, tostadas, frijoles and plantanos. Good thing I only visit once a month! Sun, 19 Jul 2009 12:40:26 EST latin food oh boy i cooked latin snacks with paulo yesterday. <BR> <BR> pupusas mmmm took hours but boy did they taste good. <BR> <BR> must make sure i burn the weight off this week. Sun, 12 Jul 2009 17:05:20 EST Im back HI, ladies <BR> <BR> Its been a long time since I last was here. I am finally back on track in the whole loosing weight. I weight myself the other day and I had topped 280 lbs. That is so horrible and I need to loose alot of weight. So, Im taking a little steps to achieve my goal. I saw a doctor the other day and wants me to be at 265 by Aug 6. I hope i can do it. I just need alot of motivation. oct 2008 was my offical divorce date. I want to feel good about myself again, any support will... Sat, 4 Jul 2009 20:56:32 EST Hello! My name is Angela. I'm a 23 y/o that comes from Cuban roots. Its sooo hard to eat right when dinner consists of arroz con bistek y frijoles. Anyway, I've been doing great and want to continue. Excited to be here. Mon, 15 Jun 2009 12:25:43 EST Hola!! Hola chicas! <BR> My name is Sheska and I am a proud latina woman! I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and I am SO HAPPY to have found a latina group!!!! <BR> <BR> Es que nadie entiende nuestros cuerpos - tracero grande, muslos grandes, todo grande! jajajajajaja Tue, 31 Mar 2009 23:26:33 EST What's your body shape? Check out this article before you answer. I want to be an apple but I feel like a brick. <BR> <BR> Not sure how long this link will be available but I found it interesting. I thought I had a different shape. <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>e-488236/Trinny-Susannah-reveal-12-wom<BR>ens-body-types--you.html <BR> <BR> This actually came from one of our SP articles: <BR> <BR><BR>are_you_an_apple_in_a_lollipop_world <BR> <... Thu, 26 Mar 2009 15:25:01 EST Hola mas hermosas Hi my name is Chauntel and I am new to the team...I was really skinny when I was younger and got into drugs like a pendeja, and now I'm paying the price with my weight. But at least I am off the stuff. 5 years clean March 17th! In gaining weight I have come to realize that I love having curves...that's what we Latina women have and what all men really want, que no? I am married, just a little over a year. I have to admit that I am still learning a lot about my culture, my mom and dad never ta... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 00:03:42 EST Music What type of music motivates you through your workout? If you can, please list artists and/or song titles. I'm looking to add to my playlist. maybe we can all share and update together! <em>30</em> Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:36:01 EST Advice Latina, sisters I need some advise. I am giving my daughter a quincenera in August. I am having a hard time trying to figure what center pieces to use or a theme for her party. The reason is that my daughter is not a girlie girl!...she hates dolls, dresses, hair dues and make up! She is happy w/a pair of jeans a shirt and a pony tail of course a ball in her hand..she's a basketball player and likes Mickey Mouse...she is not into unicorns, butterflies ect ect!...I was shocked when she told... Fri, 6 Feb 2009 14:49:19 EST Slim in 6/Jillian Michaels 30 day shred Has anyone completed the Slim in 6 or Jillian Michaels 30 day shred programs? What is your opinion of them? Fri, 6 Feb 2009 10:01:31 EST What exercise have you done today? I just wanted to start this as a reminder and encouragement for us to get in our daily exercise. I know for me its easy for me to hit a slump because one day of no exercise rolls quickly into 3 then 5, and so on and so on. <BR> I'll start- <BR> so far today I did 40 minutes of step aerobics before work. Tue, 3 Feb 2009 09:55:24 EST Recommendations Can anyone recommend a good heart rate monitor and good scale, my scale always seems off by a couple of pounds and I need to invest in something reliable. Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:15:23 EST Whey Protein Does anyone know anything about this? I have seen it at GNC, but the folks I have spoken to didn't seem to know too much about it. What are the benefits of incorporating it in a weight loss regimen? Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:14:19 EST FYI FYI- <BR> I passed through my local Target yesterday and found that fitness DVD's are on sale this week. Just wanted to share! Mon, 26 Jan 2009 10:22:45 EST Buenas! Hi Ladies! <BR> I am very pleased to have found this team. Although I was born in the US, both my parents are Panamanian (and I'm told that I should consider myself Panamanian as well) so here I am. I'm looking forward to chatting with you, being a support as well as receiving support here. Fri, 23 Jan 2009 15:00:43 EST Hola! Hola, <BR> I am new to the team! My name is Maria, I am a 38 yr old mother of 5 I am from Mexico City!.and have lived in Houston for the last 28 yrs! <em>252</em> Thu, 22 Jan 2009 14:03:48 EST Hello! I just wanted to introduce myself and say hey and whats up. I am doing a low carb nutrition plan, my goal is to lose 40-50 lbs. Check out my profile if ya want. :) Sun, 18 Jan 2009 16:36:46 EST Tag Team Here's an easy one. <BR> Neck rolls <BR> Close your eyes,relax your shoulders and neck and gently drop your head in front and than slowly roll your neck to the left and then towards your back and then work your neck all the way back to starting point of your chest, now slowly roll your neck to the right. <BR> Do this twice in both directions. <BR> Who's next? Tue, 13 Jan 2009 01:39:52 EST New Ideas Alright Luscious Latinas <BR> The Holidays are over where you at? <BR> I got an idea off of one of my other spark teams I belong to and I think it is great! <BR> Basically it is Tag Team. <BR> I will send you an exercise to do <BR> When you get the msg you do the exercise and then reply with a new exercise. <BR> No cheating you have to do the exercise's and give it all you got. <BR> Because this is to benefit our bodies, our lives. <BR> I realize some of you check your e mail from work or som... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 01:55:21 EST Famous Latinas There was a time when the powers that be in Hollywood were not quite so enthusiastic about Jennifer Lopez’s now-famous curves. <BR> <BR> The Latin beauty admitted in Shape’s August 1998 issue that she had overheard a few directors ask, “How are we going to hide her butt? <BR> <BR> Rather than run to a plastic surgeon or resort to drastic diet and exercise, she proudly showed off one of her greatest attributes and, along the way, encouraged a whole generation of women to be proud of their bo... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 02:27:37 EST Poisonous foods I wanted to share this web site with all of you. <BR> It can be extremely helpful. <BR> It is in regards to food and water safety. <BR> check it out. <link> </link> Sun, 28 Dec 2008 02:03:42 EST Help!! Hi everyone, I'm Demie. Happy to be part of the team <em>211</em> Sat, 27 Dec 2008 03:39:59 EST Calendar of Events Play and Salsa Party for the Puerto Rican <BR> Political Prisoners <BR> <BR> Crime Against Humanity <BR> Friday December 12th, 2008 <BR> Lobby Opens 7pm <BR> <BR> Crime Against Humanity <BR> Hostos Community College <BR> 500 Grand Concourse <BR> (4,5,2 trains to W149th St. and Grand Concourse) <BR> Bronx, New York <BR> <BR> A fiercely innovative play! A play based on the real life experiences of 14 Puerto Rican Political Prisoners-two of who are still incarcerated. <BR> Tickets are $15 <... Wed, 26 Nov 2008 13:53:20 EST Calendar of Events Play and Salsa Party for the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners <BR> <BR> Crime Against Humanity <BR> Friday December 12th, 2008 <BR> Lobby Opens 7pm <BR> <BR> Crime Against Humanity <BR> Hostos Community College <BR> 500 Grand Concourse <BR> (4,5,2 trains to W149th St. and Grand Concourse) <BR> Bronx, New York <BR> <BR> A fiercely innovative play! A play based on the real life experiences of 14 Puerto Rican Political Prisoners-two of who are still incarcerated. Tickets are $15 <BR> <BR> NE... Wed, 26 Nov 2008 03:02:44 EST Calendar of Events Play and Salsa Party for the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners <BR> <BR> Crime Against Humanity <BR> Friday December 12th, 2008 <BR> Lobby Opens 7pm <BR> <BR> Crime Against Humanity <BR> Hostos Community College <BR> 500 Grand Concourse <BR> (4,5,2 trains to W149th St. and Grand Concourse) <BR> Bronx, New York <BR> <BR> A fiercely innovative play! A play based on the real life experiences of 14 Puerto Rican Political Prisoners-two of who are still incarcerated. Tickets are $15 <BR> <BR> NE... Wed, 26 Nov 2008 03:00:47 EST Upcoming Activities Play and Salsa Party for the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners <BR> <BR> Crime Against Humanity <BR> Friday December 12th, 2008 <BR> Lobby Opens 7pm <BR> <BR> Crime Against Humanity <BR> Hostos Community College <BR> 500 Grand Concourse <BR> (4,5,2 trains to W149th St. and Grand Concourse) <BR> Bronx, New York <BR> <BR> A fiercely innovative play! A play based on the real life experiences of 14 Puerto Rican Political Prisoners-two of who are still incarcerated. Tickets are $15 <BR> <BR> NE... Wed, 26 Nov 2008 02:59:38 EST The Holidays So the holidays are among us and being Latina most of us come from big religious families. Which equals lots of fun and food. Well let's embrace this not stress out about all the food. Thanksgiving is only one day and Christmas is a month away. <BR> One day a month to eat what you like is not going to make or break us. So please enjoy the holidays and lets remember to workout!!!! Sun, 23 Nov 2008 04:21:12 EST What Motivates you to work out What motivates you to workout? Do you look forward to it? <BR> <BR> To me, along time ago before I had my son or got married. I used to love the gym, I worked out 2 hours a day five days a week and I enjoyed it. I came down to 1 hour a day 5 days a week as my results progressed. I loved being on a diet and I didnt even miss all that junk food. BUt years later now, I find it so so difficult to go back to that. When I think of the gym now, is boring. Sun, 2 Nov 2008 16:47:57 EST guidance of serious help Hey girls. For a little while I was absent because my son had surgery. While he was on that, I ate alot of different food. I tried to go back on a diet and exercie, I just couldnt find the motivation nor did I care. Deep down I do care and I do want to loose the weight. <BR> <BR> I started to give up soda again, which is so HARD for me. I have been drinking water and today i am going to go back to the gym. <BR> <BR> I feel like I never have time for me. ALl my time my son requires it and ... Sun, 2 Nov 2008 16:43:50 EST Latin Recipes Healthy make overs Hola chicas, i checked the team forum here and there and i failed to find a cooking thread, so i thought what the hell, ill start one, and ill start with one of my favorite traditional foods, the empanada: <BR> <BR> A regular "pino"(red meat) empanada have about 500 calories, that is a lot for a single serving, so what i do is this, instead of fry them, i bake them, in the pino i use more onions than meat, and i mix the grounded meat half and half with soy meat hydrated in meat broth, and th... Thu, 30 Oct 2008 05:58:29 EST Support This team has been a great inspiration and support for me and I want to be able to do the same for my team mates. <BR> Debspad always has positive and uplifting comments for all of us and now I see the msg for support from Debspad. <BR> What's up? How can we support you. <BR> That is what we are all here for support and give support. <BR> Let's all support Debspad. <BR> Please reply!!!!! Mon, 27 Oct 2008 18:47:26 EST Otra Newbie! Hi, <BR> <BR> I am so glad that I found this team!!! It's so exciting to see other latinas around Spark. I'm a 29 yr old mom of a 5 yr old. He keeps me pretty active. I think any kind of latin food is such a big weakness for me, specially peruvian. I wish Spark had our food in their food section. Well I hope to get to know the rest of you better <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Oct 2008 21:04:04 EST How is the economy effecting your diet and stress? How is the economy effecting your diet and stress? And what are you doing to keep in control? <BR> <BR> <BR> So things are getting scarry and unsure these days and I wanted to ask the team how they are handling their trying times? And offer support to each other to keep our heads up and do our best to stay in contorl of our situations. <BR> <BR> For me this has been really hard because I am not making a lot of money and my husband is collecting unemployement just to make rent. So that m... Sun, 19 Oct 2008 20:46:28 EST Latin Heritage Month So what are you doing to empower yourself as a Latina? <BR> We are a strong,enduring and beautiful people. <BR> Spanish,Indigenous and African blood. <BR> Let's make sure we instill this in our children. <BR> And if you are not a mother yet you can still be an influence on your nieces,nephews or other young Latinos in your community. <BR> Each and everyone one of us is an important part of our family,community and society. Tue, 14 Oct 2008 18:48:45 EST Work stress leads to EMOTIONAL EATING!!! A straight HATER at my job has me STRESSED. She makes my life miserable and I tend to eat when I get stressed! I've been good about breathing exercises to take my mind off of her 'HATERATION' or getting up & taking a walk when I feel like grabbing for the "munchie." But she's causing me to spend lots of time walking around and away from my desk instead of doing my job. <BR> <BR> PEN...sandolo bien no lo voy a decir....but I'm this close to doing everything I have to do to FIRE HER. She i... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 21:27:43 EST Being Latina and proud Alright Ladies lets hear it. <BR> I know you are all proud Latinas that's why you're here.Let's discuss how our culture and food effect our health and weight. Thu, 9 Oct 2008 13:59:49 EST breaking food habits Is anyone having the same problem with the whole eating Spanish food? I mean You guys know that some of our food is high in fat. What can we do for those really good meals our mothers make when we visit. LOL. Any ideas? <em>4</em> Thu, 9 Oct 2008 12:04:33 EST New to the team Hey group, I was just looking around in this site and found this team. I am a 27yrs. old Latina from Florida and I am a mother of three wonderful kids. My kids are ages 9yrs., 7yrs., and 1 yrs. They are my reason to lose weight. My family has a history of diabetics and I don't want to be next on the list, and I want to try to help my kids before they get to my stage. I am also trying to get my mother in on the whole diet + exercise program. I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST. <em>223</em> <em>104</e... Thu, 9 Oct 2008 00:12:36 EST Are You Voting? Obama or McCain? As for me I am a huge Barack Obama supporter!!! Patti Wed, 8 Oct 2008 11:17:41 EST Good Morning Luscious Latinas It's a new day let's start it off right. <BR> Drink that agua and Te all day! <BR> Let's start off our day with a few quick stretches and be on our way. <BR> A full workout would be best. <BR> Good day ladies. Tue, 7 Oct 2008 09:42:19 EST What is new and exciting ?? We have not had much activity with our team. There are only a few of us that are participating. So let us say what is new and exciting with each and everyone of us to keep motivated and involved. <BR> <BR> I am heading home to California for 5 days. God willing I will be looking for a house to move back there. <BR> <BR> Patti Thu, 25 Sep 2008 12:51:54 EST Good News! The biggest reason I started to lose weight was because of doctors orders. I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 about four years ago. At that time I was 160 pounds which does not seem a lot but for me at 4"11 is very heavy. I have been on insulin for the past four years to control my sugar levels. Since I have lost my weight, I have notice that I am able to control my sugar levels and now only need to check my sugar only twice a day. I went to the doctor and he said that I have my diabetes un... Tue, 16 Sep 2008 11:41:46 EST LETS SHOW OFF You are cordially invited to show off, show off your progress that is. I was thinking of ways we could encourage and motivate each other. One way I came up with was for us to take a picture, and post it on the same day each month. I was thinking we could start 09/15/08 that way we have a few days to take pics, pick a cute one and upload. We can just date it and upload it to our photo gallery. I believe that seeing the transformations of others and the changes in ourselves will motivate us to ... Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:31:40 EST Water, Water and more Water Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> I do believe this is the one thing that we all must get into our systems each and every day. WATER WATER and more WATER!! I know that it is not an easy thing to do, especially if you only drink Pepsi and Coke all day long. But you need to try and get that water intake everyday. Keep in mind <BR> "BABY STEPS" to your goal weight. <BR> <BR> BE ENCOURAGED!!!! Patti Thu, 28 Aug 2008 09:19:22 EST Hi!!! Hello! I am new to the team. I am the mother of 3 beautiful children...unfortunately I am struggling to lose the baby weight! I have about 45 lbs left to lose and I am looking for support and encouragement! <em>211</em> Tue, 26 Aug 2008 11:29:57 EST I feel Stuck Hi Everyone.... <BR> <BR> I am having a hard time starting to diet. I will do fine at first. And then temptation takes over me. lol. I used to very good at this, but I need some sort of motivation. :( any suggestions Sun, 24 Aug 2008 12:25:15 EST My four week boot camp up date! Okay today is my half way point, so I weighed myself! I was sad to find out that I had not lost any weight! <em>46</em> However I lost an inch on my waist and a half an inch on my bust and butt!!!! <em>9</em> I think that maybe the next two weeks I should cut down on my carbs! <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <em>238</em> <em>182</em> <em>104</em> Fri, 22 Aug 2008 12:14:23 EST Exercise O.K. ladies I know I have mentioned this before <BR> My favorite form of exercise is dance. <BR> I have been dancing all my life formally and informally but not the past 3 years and that is when the pounds came. <BR> I am not used to having to exercise or diet. <BR> In fact I am not much of a believer in diets. <BR> My belief is eating with a little common sense and being active. <BR> But now that I am over weight I need to pick up the pace and really watch what I eat and make it a habit to e... Thu, 21 Aug 2008 10:55:45 EST Goal Accompli shed!!!! Today I ran on the treadmill for 32 minutes which I ran a total of 3 miles for the first time!! <BR> The good news is I could have ran longer if my son did not wake from his nap, I have so much energy today! <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2008 18:55:46 EST HI I'M NEW TOTHE TEAM!!!! Hi i'am new to this team and look forward to getting to know all of you. Mon, 18 Aug 2008 18:28:21 EST I am Making It Happen Hello L. L. I just wanted to check in and let you all know that I weighed in this morning and I am down 2 more pounds. I know that does not sound like a lot, BUT the big news is that I am fitting into a size 12. I have not been in a size 12 in over 30 years. I could not believe it, I had to ask someone at the store if this was the right size A TWELVE!!! I am proud of the fact that I have only been with SP for a little over a month and the pounds are coming off slowly and the inches are f... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 20:09:58 EST What Would Your Vision Statement Say? Okay I have been roaming around on SP and I have come across some things that may be helpful for our team. I found it in the 10 things you can do to stay motivated. This is number 6 on the checklist. But I thought that just this alone was really a good idea. It makes a difference when you put your journey to words. And then try to live up to your words, makes it something that is truly you and if you follow your own vision, you will see that there is more to making a change in your life than ... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 10:22:15 EST Hello My is Dani, I live in NYC, I'm 37 years old and have one child who will be turning 18 soon. Tue, 12 Aug 2008 14:10:33 EST My four week boot camp Okay I only have until September 6 until I have to go and try on a dress for my in-law's anniversary wedding! So I have decided to make myself a lil boot camp until than. I weighed myself today, took some measurements, and got my BMI. <BR> <BR> Weight 133 lbs. <BR> BMI- 28.8 <BR> chest-38 inches <BR> waist-32 inches <BR> butt- 40 inches <BR> For the next four weeks I am going to keep in my calories range, which is between 1200 to 1500, but I am going to cut down on my carbs. NO WHITES!... Tue, 12 Aug 2008 13:15:32 EST Saludos Hi Ladies: <BR> <BR> I just found this team browsing around SP. I'm a Latina from San Francisco, CA. I'm happily married and have a baby son who will be turning 1 very soon. I've been trying to adopt healthy habits, I'm working on exercising regularly. I love that 500 calorie goal! I also like to cook and have been trying out cooking healthier options for my familia. Maybe we can share some of our healthy, Latin-inspired recetas as we come across them. <BR> <BR> I have really been enjo... Sun, 3 Aug 2008 00:17:23 EST Workout A trainer informed me that on the normal a person should burn at least 500 calories per day and workout 7 days a week. <BR> Just to be healthy. <BR> For several reasons one of them being our heart. <BR> <BR> Sun, 27 Jul 2008 15:55:59 EST Dance Here is another way of getting our exercise in. <BR> DANCE! It is a great workout definitely considered a cardio workout. <BR> I am not exactly sure how many calories you burn during a 1 hour session of dance but you do burn, no matter what type of dance. <BR> Maybe one of you could look that up for us. <BR> Since we are all proud Latinas here are some suggestions: <BR> Danza Azteca,Flamenco,Salsa,Merengue,Tango, <BR> Folklorico,Afro-Brazilian <BR> Am I leaving any out? Sun, 27 Jul 2008 15:25:08 EST Family Gathering My family is having a family gathering this Sunday and we are having a pot luck like always, any tips on a latin dish I can bring that is healthy but good for the rest of the family. Ever time we have these gatherings I tend to overeat because the food is so good!! Thu, 24 Jul 2008 14:20:42 EST Te anyone? No I did not mispell it either When You Want to Increase Your Metabolism... <BR> <BR> Drink This: <BR> Green Tea <BR> <BR> Catechins, the powerful antioxidants found in green tea, are known to stoke your metabolism, making it burn hotter and torch more calories. A study by Japanese researchers found that participants who consumed 690 milligrams of catechins from green tea daily had significantly lower body-mass indexes and smaller waist measurements than non tea drinkers. <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> Thu, 10 Jul 2008 00:43:53 EST Good Eats When You Want to Get ''In the Mood''... <BR> <BR> Eat This: <BR> Dark Chocolate <BR> <BR> The cocoa in chocolate contains stimulants that increase your body's sensitivity. Chocolate also contains phenylethylamine, a chemical that can give you a slight natural high. And Italian researchers found that women who often eat chocolate have a higher sex drive than those who don't. Make sure your chocolate has at least 60 percent cacao. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Jul 2008 00:39:58 EST Latin dishes Guacamole anyone? <BR> <BR> Avocado: Packed with Nutrients <BR> Among the many antioxidant nutrients, glutathione is known as the <BR> "master antioxidant." This naturally occurring compound, found in avocados <BR> (as well as asparagus, walnuts, and fish), is made up of the three amino acids glycine, glutamic acid, and cysteine. Glutathione regulates immune cells, protects against cancer, and assists in detoxifying. <BR> A deficiency in glutathione can play a part in diabetes, liver dise... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 00:41:47 EST changing our eating habits Switch to Olive oil. <BR> No other oil not even vegetable oil can compare in the nutrition value of Pure Virgin Olive oil. <BR> If we have to use oil than let it be one that is healthy for us. <BR> Yes, it is more expensive but we're worth it!! Fri, 20 Jun 2008 02:10:43 EST Fruit Eat any type of fruit 5 minutes prior to eating, it gets your body ready to digest the food you are about to eat. <em>265</em> <em>289</em> Fri, 20 Jun 2008 02:00:00 EST Lets set some goals O.K. ladies I have set two goals and have'nt heard anything as of yet. <BR> Let's get some feedback on our goals,add some goals and ideas. <BR> This is our space to share and encourage eachother. <BR> Got any special weight loss secrets let's share. Fri, 20 Jun 2008 01:49:54 EST Hola Soy nueva a este team. Que bueno que lo encontre! Mon, 26 May 2008 11:45:48 EST Hello Fellow Latinas Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Maggie and I would love to join you lovely Latina ladies. I am 46 years old so I don't know if I would fit in but I am willing and able. I have been married for 20 years to my husband and have 2 sons. One is in the Army attempting to go through Ranger school the other is home here with me. Looking forward to getting the proper curves we need and getting healthy and physically fit. <BR> Visit my sparkpage sometime! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 20 May 2008 15:03:25 EST Hola!!! Como estan?! Hello! My name is Jennifer and I am not new to spark...but I have not used in it a while and now I wanna get back to it since summer is around the corner =P I have just graduated from the University of Central Florida! Class of May 2008!!! Super duper happy!!! =) I go on my first cruise on May 31st to celebrate! And then on June 10th I move to Puerto Rico!!!!!! I am really excited and I look forward to living a healthy lifestyle so that I can loose a few pounds and look good in a bikini all ... Sun, 11 May 2008 15:15:24 EST Where have we been, and where are we going? Hello ladies, <BR> there is just a few of us here and I noticed since I joined (second member)that this group has been kind of shy, possibly too busy. Yes we all have responsibilities but every once in a while log in and share your thoughts, whatever they may be, we are here to help each other out. <BR> Have a nice week and keep on losing! <BR> <em>194</em> drink up! 8 glasses per day. Thu, 8 May 2008 00:57:03 EST Hola Chicas!! Where is the fiesta? Tue, 6 May 2008 16:48:28 EST Hello! Anybody home? <em>213</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2008 19:08:02 EST