SparkPeople African American Men And Women Team Messageboard A team where African American men and women can gather. Learn from each another grow with and be healthy with one another.LET'S GET HEALTHY TOGETHER SparkPeople African American Men And Women Team Messageboard How are you doing ? Check in on your minutes How are you doing , take a minute and let the team know that you’re OK today Fri, 23 Oct 2020 20:31:46 EST How has I was COVID-19 impacted your life COVID-19 impacted your life Let’s talk about it Fri, 23 Oct 2020 20:30:14 EST Welcome & Welcome Back <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Fri, 4 Jan 2019 23:09:44 EST Happy New You 2019 Welcome! Welcome everyone! <BR> 2019 will be your New Year. <BR> 🙏🏽😃 for each of you as we walk this weight off 👣👫👟 don’t forget to write it down 📓 I’ m <BR> 📣for each of you Sun, 30 Dec 2018 22:02:23 EST 2019 Let's Move - Walk it off 25 day per month <BR> 365 days <BR> I walking this weight off this year. I challenge you too join me. <BR> I am in Alabama tell me where you are and let see if I can walk there in a year. Now I’m not really going to walk there but everyday that I walk will add up in miles so I challenge you to walk to Alabama in 365 days. <BR> Sun, 30 Dec 2018 21:49:19 EST Welcome August Friend <em>306</em> <em>235</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <em>523</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>223</em> <em>523</em> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 23:27:14 EST 4 Months - 2 Days until Dec.31,2018 Your Plans Plan Weight Loss for the end of my year <BR> <BR> 40 lbs <BR> <BR> New weigh in August 28,2018 ______200lbs__________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 30th day -- 2nd weigh in -- _______ <BR> <BR> 60 days 3rd weigh in --__________ <BR> <BR> 90 days 4th weight _________ <BR> <BR> 120 day 5th weigh in -- __________________ <BR> <BR> Last 10 days --________________ My 160 days and hopefully my goal losses <BR> <BR> Set your goal for the last 160s days Tue, 28 Aug 2018 23:18:47 EST Welcome!!!! !!!!!!!!!!! <em>223</em> <em>306</em> <em>235</em> all <BR> <em>223</em> <em>523</em> <em>306</em> <em>593</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> EVERYDAY IS ALWAYS A GOOD DAY TO GET STARTED SO LET'S ALL <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> WELCOME !!!!!!!!!!! <BR> Mon, 25 Dec 2017 20:34:39 EST HEALTHY START WITH WATER HOW'S YOUR DAILY INTAKE GOING? <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <em>227</em> and chat all about it the up &amp; down . <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> your 1st glass at the beginning of the day just when you wake up. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> at breakfast - a.m. snack, lunch, so for 3 glasses 8 full ozs. <BR> <BR> Now don't for get one <em>194</em> or two glasses <em>274</em> everytime you workout. You will be half or more than half way there <BR> <BR... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 22:38:53 EST Challenge anyone ? A PLACE TO ADD ANY THING YOU LIKE FOR US TO CHALLENGE US TOO. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 22:13:51 EST MEAL CHALLENGES - everyone may add What would you all like for our first MEAL CHALLENGE for 2017? <BR> <BR> How many meals and /or snack will we do at a time? <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> healthy me, healthy you <em>593</em> <em>381</em> together. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 22:10:44 EST 6 -weeks and 57 pounds change - PLEASE POST HERE In six weeks I will be 57 years young . My plan is to work on dropping 57 lbs. <BR> <BR> I plan to eat only : <BR> <BR> Turkey / Chicken <BR> <BR> Green veggies <BR> <BR> Fresh fruits <BR> <BR> Water <BR> <BR> *** NO *** <BR> <BR> RED MEAT <BR> WHITE FOODS <BR> CANNED FOODS <BR> SWEETS <BR> <BR> ADULTS DRINKS <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm looking for 57 team mates to join me and help me keep on track. Now I know 57 lbs is to much to drop in 6 week but I will be happy with 20 . So please ... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:42:49 EST I'm doing the 21 days Walking Challenge I started today June 6. if all go well I should complete my 21 days on June 26. anyone who would like to join in <em>235</em> <BR> Let chat up each other here to keep it up. <BR> <BR> <em>231</em> 30 mins on the treadmill Mon, 6 Jun 2016 02:35:17 EST Hey WOO HOO ! <em>524</em> <em>303</em> give us a shout out here so we can say Hi <BR> <BR> I <em>227</em> by <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 May 2016 18:35:20 EST WELCOME NEW FRIENDS & OLD ONE TOO <em>227</em> PLEASE DON'T POST HERE <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <em>235</em> one and all <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <em>523</em> old friends <em>243</em> you are back and we are so very happy <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> <em>199</em> <em>220</em> <em>223</em> <em>381</em> so let's <em>386</em> as a team. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>235</em> all Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:25:44 EST error xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:19:21 EST Welcome J- GRAHAM Glad you join us <em>235</em> we are here for you <em>381</em> together. Tue, 9 Feb 2016 23:51:56 EST Think Healthy: LAST LETTER - NEW WORD ADD A HEALTHY WORD - THE NEXT PERSON ADD A NEW WORD BY USING THE LAST LETTER. IF YOU CAN'T ADD A WHOLE NEW WORD. <BR> <BR> Apple - eggplant <BR> <BR> ____________________ <BR> <BR> Tea <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Jan 2016 00:04:58 EST HEALTHY CHANGE LET'S CHAT <em>290</em> <BR> <BR> HOW'S YOUR HEALTHY NOW THAT YOU'RE ON SPARK PEOPLE ? <BR> WHAT CHANGES HAVE YOU or ARE YOU MAKING TO GET TO THE NEW HEALTHY YOU ? Fri, 1 Jan 2016 19:22:18 EST A day to share : Birthday - Anniversary anyday <em>290</em> <em>223</em> let's share our day with each other... <BR> <BR> JANUARY 2016 ADD YOUR TODAY. <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <em>290</em> <em>408</em> WHO'S HAVING <em>384</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> OR ANY SPECIAL DAY YOU WANT TO SHARE HERE <em>306</em> HERE. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 19:08:15 EST WEEKLY - Weigh -IN -- 52 WEEKS <BR> <BR> WHAT'S YOUR DAY? <BR> <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> Let's all <em>227</em> here one time a week and share. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>525</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> READY SET Ist week starts SUNDAY Jan. 3rd <em>303</em> weigh _ in <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st WEEK <BR> <BR> January 3 - 9 <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Jan 2016 18:55:42 EST 6 week EAT CLEAN CHALLENGE JANUARY 1 ,2016 _ January 10 , 2016 <BR> <BR> TAKE THIS TIME TO PREP FOR THIS CHALLENGE <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This challenge will start <BR> <BR> JANUARY 10. 2016 <BR> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>525</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This challenge will end <BR> <BR> February 13, 2016 <BR> <em>306</em> <em>223</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>525</em> <BR> Fri, 1 Jan 2016 18:32:24 EST Hey " WHERE YOU FROM ? " FIND A NEW FRIEND BY ADDING HERE. <BR> <BR> ADD - - - CITY _____ STATE ________ COUNTY <BR> <BR> ADD WHAT YOU LIKE <em>525</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> " WAR EAGLE !!!!!!!!!!!!! " Alabama home of the Orange &amp; Blue baby Fri, 1 Jan 2016 18:16:47 EST WELCOME ! 2016 is here ARE YOU READY ? <em>306</em> LET'S GET STARTED <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>523</em> <em>223</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <em>243</em> <em>220</em> <em>244</em> <em>242</em> and <em>235</em> or <em>523</em> <em>381</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2016 18:08:02 EST How did you spend today? Today is Jan 1st, 2016 <BR> <BR> I have spend today with family being thankful for Gods healing to my daughter for just two weeks ago it didn't look good but my God is an on time God.I just have to say THANK YOU JESUS for all that you keep doing in my life. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 18:01:36 EST MY DAILY DOSE OF LOVE " TAKE AWAY LOVE AND OUR EARTH IS A TOMB " ~ Robert Browning ~ <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> <em>220</em> friends <em>227</em> by here and add a word or more of POSITIVE CARING for you and the Team. Sat, 5 Dec 2015 20:32:14 EST 2016 120 days CHALLENGES ADD ANY CHALLENGE YOU LIKE FOR THE TEAM TO JOIN YOU IN OR ANY CHALLENGE YOU ARE DOING and you just want to share. Sat, 5 Dec 2015 20:21:28 EST LAST FRUIT / VEGGIE TODAY - How many today? HOW MANY FRUITS OR VEGGIE DID YOU EAT TODAY? Sat, 5 Dec 2015 20:16:21 EST WHO WORKOUT TODAY? HOW? <em>311</em> 90 MINUTES Sat, 5 Dec 2015 20:12:26 EST PERFECT BLACK MOVIES add your FUN TIME All of " THE BEST MAN " Sat, 5 Dec 2015 20:09:25 EST ** 365 ** I 'm grateful - One per day WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR TO DAY? <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> in share something you're grateful for. each day and at the end of 2016 see how you've grown . <BR> Start 1/1/2016 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:40:40 EST Welcome November new member <em>235</em> new friends and <em>523</em> to any return member. Still time to <em>386</em> let end 2015 strong <em>306</em> and <em>381</em> together <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> all Sat, 7 Nov 2015 04:38:07 EST October is here, Welcome! <em>235</em> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 20:30:47 EST May you be bless Have great September I pray. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:44:47 EST Happy September Friends! WELCOME! <em>235</em> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:54:29 EST FALL IS NEAR. DO you have.. ONE -POT MEAL you like to share? Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:50:49 EST Welcome August Friends! Not to late. <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>220</em> let's do this together <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>524</em> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:08:16 EST Hi. New Member Hello everyone. I joined last week and created my SparksPage today. I'm looking forward to conversations and maybe even meet someone to be a workout buddy. Does anyone else live in the San Francisco Bay Area? Sun, 2 Aug 2015 19:53:50 EST LONG TERM GOAL : Aug 2015 to June 2016 Schools start to return next month.for most by September they are are back so I was thinking let's go to School too. <BR> <BR> 5 days a week well workout with 2 days to rest <BR> <BR> GOALS: <BR> <BR> . <BR> #1. small challenges each month. <BR> #2. eat small meals <BR> #3. weekly check-in <BR> <BR> EVERYONE ADD A CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:37:10 EST July 2015 <em>235</em> <BR> <em>523</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:05:41 EST Welcome a June Members <em>235</em> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 02:22:19 EST TEAM LEADER NEEDED ---- PLEASE HELP I am very sick and need to step down or get some help from one ore more person. Please help me out. <BR> <BR> <BR> LEADER NEEDED - - - WITH OR WITHOUT ME -- - - LEADER NEEDED <BR> <BR> <BR> Will you help? <BR> Tue, 19 May 2015 22:14:39 EST Welcome April friends <em>235</em> new friends Fri, 10 Apr 2015 23:22:19 EST WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO A SPRING CHALLENGE Tell me what you like to see or if you like to do a group challenge Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:47:12 EST HOW DID YOU WORKOUT TODAY? TREADMILL Thu, 5 Mar 2015 19:40:26 EST TOTAL POINTS TODAY **** 160 Thu, 5 Mar 2015 19:37:50 EST Happy Birthday to our March 2015 members <em>410</em> <em>409</em> " HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! " <em>107</em> <em>410</em> Thu, 5 Mar 2015 19:27:09 EST It's MARCH Welcome ! Glad to have all of you . Thu, 5 Mar 2015 19:24:04 EST FEB. 2015 BIRTHDAY Happy Birthday ! Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:38:31 EST What's your favorite healthy meal For me. <BR> steam collars <BR> brown sugar pecan sweet potatoes <BR> baked Turkey <BR> brown rice Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:48:00 EST WELCOME FEBRUARY MEMBERS Glad to see our new members. Sun, 8 Feb 2015 16:54:23 EST Happy birthday to our January member! May you enjoy a healthy change this yeay Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:52:45 EST Who's In The Room? What part of the US .... Alabama in the room <BR> <BR> Chamber Co / Lee Co. anyone near. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:49:59 EST Welcome January ! New Member welcome. <em>235</em> <em>220</em> <em>381</em> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:44:54 EST Who's have a Birthday this Month? Happy Birthday to everyone this month October 2014. Tell who you are we like to share it with you. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 23:16:59 EST WELCOME ALL OCTOBER NEW MEMBERS Glad you join us. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 23:07:11 EST SHOUT OUT TO AAM&W - 2DAY Hello ! Hello from Alabama , everyone. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:44:51 EST TEAM PAGE " NEW LOOK " I LIKE YOUR INPUT ON THE NEW LOOK. <BR> <BR> THE GOOD / THE BAD / THE MISUNDERSTOOD <BR> <BR> As a member of the Leadership Team I and other Team Leaders here can take you question and comment to the team for a better understanding if needed. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:35:41 EST What's youe QUESTION ??????? You ask ____________? <BR> <BR> We will try to help you. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:10:09 EST Welcome New Members!!!! RICHETTA1977 <em>306</em> <em>235</em> glad you join us. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>523</em> <em>235</em> all, glad you're here. <BR> <BR> Look forward to hearing from each of you. Hope you will stop by the Team here weekly or more if you like. <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>523</em> <em>381</em> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:53:45 EST WHO'S here? R U ready 2 B active? Check in here , let see who's here and ready to get to working. <BR> <BR> What do you need from our group?. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:36:15 EST Healthy Menu Idea with Your Friends Do you have a " Healthy Menu Idea you would like to share with Your Friends " ? <BR> <BR> Think about <BR> <BR> Breakfast Whole Wheat Bagel w/Peanut Butter, Milk and Mix Fruit <BR> <BR> Lunch Apple & Walnut Salad, Orange <BR> <BR> Snacks Peanut & Vegetables, Salsa w/Baked Tortilla Chips <BR> <BR> Dinner Fish Fillet, s cole slaw , Mashed Potatoes, .5 ozs juice 100 % <BR> <BR> <BR> *** <BR> <BR> <BR> Tip Eat smaller Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:11:09 EST How do You like the New Start Page? Check it out...... <BR> <BR> Read about our new Start page from SparkGuy! Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:23:09 EST PREPPING FOR SPRING - TIME 2 - Weighed - In I'm a once a Month weighed in myself. As for each of you <em>303</em> weighed in one your day . <BR> <BR> <BR> DAILY <BR> <BR> 1X- WEEK <BR> <BR> BI-WEEKLY <BR> <BR> MONTHLY <BR> <BR> <BR> If you forget to weighed in on your day do so went you 1st remember. <BR> <BR> ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER TO ENJOY YOUR NEXT 6- Months Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:25:26 EST PREPPING FOR SPRING I was recently made Administrator of this team (not sure how many there are). I am in the process of starting over with my exercise goals. We have about 6 months to do some major damage (in a good way) to our bodies :) Let's work hard at eating right, exercise, and maintaining! I plan to post here every day and on Mondays we will do our weigh-ins - posting starting weight/current weight/goal weight <BR> <BR> I am not sure what's been going on here so far, but if someone could let me know... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:08:20 EST 92 - days til December 25, 1913 How much are you working on dropping? Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:28:57 EST 65-days " Thanksgiving " -20 pounds Let's drop 20-lbs by Thanksgiving <BR> <BR> <BR> Who wants to join in? What would you like to do to drop these 20? Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:22:22 EST Whats the craziest yet serious ?? you've asked... Whats the craziest yet serious question you have asked yourself?? <BR> <BR> I asked myself how can I love myself better? <BR> <BR> So I join here & got acted Wed, 8 May 2013 21:31:16 EST May Fitness Challenge Hello! <BR> Checking in to see if you have started this month's challenge.If not, it's not too late. <BR> This month let's take small steps to help build us up for the bigger challenges. <BR> <BR> -Drink at least ten glasses of water everyday <BR> <BR> -Exercise at least 30 minutes 5 days of the week. <BR> <BR> -Go at least one day of the week without any meat <BR> <BR> -No pop, sugary drinks, store brought juices only freshly squeezed or juiced veges & fruits drinks using a juicer. <... Wed, 8 May 2013 07:56:58 EST Newby So happy to be a part of this team. God bless you on your individual journeys. <em>381</em> Mon, 6 May 2013 09:19:57 EST Pass on the coffee and pop and let me at the. Sunday is the start of a new week, challenge yourself to this week's beverage of the week <BR> WATER <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> Challenge yourself to drink at least 10 glasses of water every day. Keep a covered glass of water on your night stand to grab a sip during the night and hydrate first thing in the am. Remember to log in to spark people and log in your water amount, so you can see how much you've consumed for the day. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 23:37:07 EST Brown folks you admire <BR> Who do you admire and why? <em>38</em> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 18:47:20 EST newbie Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm re-joining sparkpeople after a 3 year hiatus and now I'm back and ready to get started. I'm a divorced mom of one 5 year old lovely little boy, I work full time and I'm committed to losing this excess weight that I gained while pregnant and was unable to get rid of. I did lose 25 lbs 3 years ago and gained it all and a lot more back since then. <BR> <BR> Hoping to gain motivation and encouragement in the process. Glad to be here! <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 16:25:31 EST Monday Motivation - We encourage you to post Monday Motivation <BR> <BR> We encourage you to post your thoughts, comments, <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I know it's NOT MONDAY <BR> <BR> <BR> **** Learn to say no to you! Identify the distractions in your life, and let them go. This may mean letting go of comfort foods, pitiful excuses that fuel procrastination, or unhealthy relationships that are stealing your dream and your new life away from you. Self control is like a muscle. The more you use it ~ the stronger it gets. <BR> <BR> It ... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 05:13:46 EST ??? R U ON POINT ? ."Am I on point?" Are you still on track to pursue your dreams? Are you as committed and determined as you were at the beginning of the year? Or, have you forgotten about the resolutions and commitments that you once made? <BR> <BR> Make the decision to make a radial change in your behavior. In this time, keep your commitment to your commitment, and go all out in the direction of your dream. Prove to yourself...this time you will do the things necessary, and go above and beyond the call of d... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 04:08:00 EST I guess i'm kinda old/new? Ok so I just wanted to introduce myself to everyone I'm Jelisa, i've had my page for close to 2 years now, but I never really been active with my page... BUT I plan to start being more active alot more! lol anywho I'm a sweet person with a good heart everyone who's interested in bringing positive energy is welcomed to add me. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 00:08:51 EST Complete the sentence.. All I want for Christmas.. Complete the sentence.. <BR> All I want for Christmas is... ? Sun, 2 Dec 2012 14:16:54 EST How has 2012 gone with your SCALE? Not as well as I would have like but I enjoy trying Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:08:06 EST What is your current workout routine? What is your current workout routine? I'm currently doing a split body dumbbell workout with interval walking or jump rope. <BR> <BR> What do you do? Mon, 1 Oct 2012 11:22:49 EST Health the Total Package. IS IT TIME FOR US TO TALK? REP. JACKSON IN 'DEEP' DEPRESSION: U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is in a "deep" depression and has "a lot of work" ahead of him on the road to recovery, Patrick Kennedy said Thursday after visiting the hospitalized Chicago Democrat. Read more here on Do you think Jesse Jackson Jr.’s depression being in the forefront will break barriers in African Americans dealing with mental health issues? Do you think this is an issue we as ... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:14:20 EST I Rember Moma saying ( Thing your Mother said ) .... A healthy tip to live by: Chew your food thoroughly. Chewing food longer breaks it down further and allows the body to better absorb the nutrients. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What are the healthy and not so healthy things you heard growning up ? As we recall these words hopefully it will help us start to change the way we look at eating and working out. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> no <em>381</em> Let's <em>386</em> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:44:16 EST "Why Did I _____ { EAT, DRINK, or DO / NOT DO } FILL THE BLINK: <BR> <BR> "Why Did I _______________________. Wed, 8 Aug 2012 20:00:50 EST WHO STOP IN TODAY? Let check - in here and start to get to really know each other. <BR> <BR> You can chat <em>290</em> here or you may just want to <em>213</em> wave or may be just say " Hi! " , " Hello ! " or <em>382</em> <BR> <BR> You can Welcome <em>235</em> new member here too. <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope you stop by weekly more if you like. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:12:37 EST What are some of the FRESH FRUITS you're eating? Just made my weekly fruit salad. <BR> <BR> GRAPES ( red /green ) <BR> PINEAPPLES <BR> APPLES <BR> BLACKBERRIES <BR> PEACHES <BR> KIWI <BR> ALMOND <BR> PECANS <BR> <BR> <BR> I make a large bowl that last 5 day. Sun, 8 Jul 2012 11:13:40 EST What is with the eating of another man's face off? <em>198</em> What is with the eating of another man's face off? <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Have you heard of that story in the news? <BR> <BR> About a man, a black man at that, supposedly got high on some kind of new drug and he was outside naked and came upon a homeless man and began beating him. I believe to the point of unconsciousness and then assaulted him and began to literally EAT a large part of his face off and one eye ball. <BR> <BR> and of all things, it had to be a black man wh... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 03:21:26 EST Art! or ???? <link><BR>-news/erykah-badu-evokes-controversy-b<BR>y-appearing-naked-in-yet-another-video<BR>-graphic-video/ </link> <BR> <BR> I don't see art that I that I like but it's here art. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-news/erykah-badu-evokes-controversy-b<BR>y-appearing-naked-in-yet-another-video<BR>-graphic-video/ </link> Sun, 3 Jun 2012 16:37:37 EST Good Night, Donna Summer! Disco Icon Donna Summer passed Thursday at 63 years of age, supposedly of cancer. Fri, 18 May 2012 03:28:11 EST What movie did you see this week? <BR> "Think Like a Man". It was off the chain! LOL. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:18:14 EST Team Goodies get your Can you name them? <BR> <BR> 5 Veggies You Should Never Keep in Your Fridge <BR> <BR> Come on give it a try and get a Team goodie. <BR> <BR> 29 points for a 5 right <BR> 10 points for 3 right <BR> 5 points for trying. <BR> <BR> <BR> Name 5 Veggies You Should Never Keep in Your Fridge <BR> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:34:03 EST Have you grown tired of reality TV shows? <BR> Have you grown tired of reality TV shows? <BR> <BR> Yes, I'm so sick of them. <BR> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 18:53:25 EST WHAT'S YOUR TAKE on this poem I can only speak from my personal experiences.............. <BR> My X was of mix race and I am AA so part of me do understand the writer. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Reality Check <BR> <BR> By Veronica Blakely <BR> <BR> Arthur of <BR> <BR> "I Want What Most White Women Got: A Black Man" <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Chocolate brown butt so round <BR> For all the world to see. <BR> Fine as wine, just my kind <BR> But why doesn’t he want me? <BR> <BR> Tall... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 22:12:32 EST If you feel GROWN AND SEXY, Say so! <em>244</em> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 07:01:44 EST Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali You were one of my first sports heroes. I pray that you found some joy in the out pouring of love and support you received on your 70th birthday! Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:56:42 EST Lent? Are you observing Lent this year? Are you abstaining from anything this season? What about Fasting? Me,I plan to pray daily. I'm going to Fast on Ash Wednesday. We will not be eating meat on Fridays and I plan to abstain from eating my favorite foods which are wonton soup and also sushi. I'd abstain from sex but that would cause too much tension in the house. Besides, I am married so why self sabotage my own marriage? <BR> <BR> Does anyone else want to share their plans for Lent? Tue, 21 Feb 2012 10:11:15 EST We will never forget Whitney Houston May God rest her soul and grant her peace. She was blessed with a beautiful voice, money and fame yet her struggles serve as a reminder that we all no matter who we are we all have our struggles and triumphs in life. For those who believe take a moment to thank God for what he's done in your life and pray for others. God bless! Mon, 13 Feb 2012 06:24:42 EST New Member Hello to All <BR> <BR> My name is Angela and I am looking forward to chatting with you and learning a lot from this site. Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:45:04 EST Don Cornelius ... R.I.P. <BR> What was your favorite thing about Soul Train? Share. Sun, 5 Feb 2012 12:32:21 EST Hello Friends! Hello sparkpeople! <BR> <BR> I'm excited to try this, and I am hoping to connect to others that are working on a weight loss journey and lifestyle change! I am young, and know that if I don't change now, I will have a poor quality of life. I just want to be better! <BR> <BR> Outside of fitness and healthy eating, I am focused on personal development. I am pursuing a career as a Dentist (applying to post baccalaureate program before Dental School), growing in my Christian faith, and looking... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 01:51:51 EST WOW! First Etta James, now a Sweathog! For those of you old enough to remember the "Welcome Back Kotter" show in the 70s, Robert Heyges (Juan Epstein) passed away from a heart attack at age 60. <em>39</em> Sat, 28 Jan 2012 09:02:25 EST POST SOMETHING RED <em>150</em> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 18:39:07 EST Break the Sugar Cravings <BR> As we brown folk know, sugar is NOT our friend. Check out this Spark article and collect three points for it. <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1663 </link> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:17:40 EST New to the team Good Morning. My name is Tan and I am new to the team. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 01:24:47 EST Grab a Hug, Give a Hug! <BR> <em>247</em> Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:17:27 EST On the Flat Sc reen What are you watching? Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:14:12 EST SWEET AND YOUR DIET: SWEET ... without blowing your diet. What do you do? Sun, 8 Jan 2012 21:05:27 EST Resolutions, anyone? <BR> What's your plans for New Year's Eve. Going out? To church? Sleeping? <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> * * * * <BR> <BR> If you are a "Resolutioner", what's on your list of things to do? <em>249</em> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 10:08:38 EST Value and Values? OK the other day a couple of my 7th graders were having a little discussion and they asked me this question. Don't everybody in Detroit have a bridge card (food stamps)? <BR> <BR> Yesterday 2 seniors were talking about each other and one said N I got money you gotta shop on ebay to get yo S! <BR> <BR> So I'm thinking what is going on? Because if everybody has a bridge card shouldn't you be frugal when you shop? Isn't it smart to get a good deal on a quality product? Why do our kids th... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 05:48:11 EST Looking back @ 2011 / Setting up for a Better 2012 This have been a week of looking back over my year to change. This has been a hard year of many sick days but I thank God for all my blessing. <BR> Writing out my good day and short days has help my to start to prep for the New Year. <BR> <BR> So everyone how has your over all year been and do you have and plan as to the small goals ahead for you in 2012. <BR> <BR> I hope you share and help your Team mates out. Wed, 14 Dec 2011 01:21:52 EST 10 Things about me!! I am borrowing this thread from another team. List ten things about me that you would like the team to know. Here are my Ten: <BR> <BR> 10 THINGS ABOUT ME <BR> <BR> 1. My name is Melissa. My family has always called me Lisa. <BR> <BR> 2. I have 16 month boy/ girl twins Joshua and Kaitlyn!! <BR> <BR> 3. I am a PHARMACIST. I LOVE MY JOB!!! <BR> <BR> 4. I am happily divorcing!! <BR> <BR> 5. I was born and raised in Memphis, TN. And have NEVER been to Graceland home of ELVIS PRESLEY. <B... Mon, 5 Dec 2011 10:16:58 EST YOU'RE BUSTED BABY: Laugh Now WHAT’S THE CRAZIES “LIE” YOU’VE TOLD WHEN BUSTED BY YOUR MATE? <BR> <BR> Over the year went you were young & dumb and you were busted by the one you were dating what LIE got you to safety. <BR> If you can <em>246</em> now than you have grown up. <BR> <BR> Check out this story , MAN CLAIMS WOMAN INSIDE HOME IS BURGLAR AFTER HE’S CAUGHT CHEATING <BR> <BR> When 24-year-old Keith Gaylor called the cops to say that an armed burglar was trying to get into his house,5 squad cars rushed to hi... Sat, 3 Dec 2011 19:30:33 EST How go's Black Friday ? Today I'm resting after a great walk with over half my family who like me didn't and don't do black Friday Shopping. <BR> I have never understood adult who act straight - up fools, for this day.. I don't need nor want anything that bad. Fri, 25 Nov 2011 13:54:03 EST Happy veterans day! We all owe you our gratitude. Fri, 11 Nov 2011 22:46:14 EST Voice Your Opinion : I read this today, at first I was very mad but after re-reading this I agree with alot of what was said here. I just like to here your voice. We are strong AA woman , my question to everyone here is can this be change ? <BR> <BR> <BR> Black Women in American are SICK in the head! <BR> NO OTHER WOMAN IN THE WORLD is so anti male, anti patriarchy & anti marriage than the American black woman. <BR> The American Black woman has become the man she once detested! <BR> A chauvinist PIG! <BR> ... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 22:12:40 EST Black girls rock BET will be airing a special Sunday called Black Girls rock. Will any of you watch it? My 14 year old son doesn't like the idea of the show. He said if white people had a show called white girls rock it would be considered racist. He also thought it was sad that we still need to lift ourselves up by our race like that. He kind of wishes we could all just be ourselves. Will he ever be right to feel that way? Will we ever all just be people? Will he get to grow up in a community that do... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 22:19:04 EST HELP WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE LOSING MOTIVATION AND PERSONAL ISSUES/ PROBLEMS ARE KEEPING YOU FROM CONCENTRATING ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS GOALS. Sun, 16 Oct 2011 13:30:05 EST Is It Really? Love is blind. <BR> <BR> <BR> Looking for LOVE. We all must learn what we like and what we will accept. " You should believe who someone tells you they are the first time or shouldn't you.? " <BR> <BR> Who knows themselves better than you? But this could also means that they also know how to hide what they don't want you to know. So if you really want to know someone you need to spend a significant amount of time with them so you can see moments of them being their natural self as wel... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 17:23:17 EST Walmart has $3.00 Workout Dvds I just picked up 6 new dvds from the Gold Gym series from walmart they were 3 bucks for five of them and 5bucks for the 6th one...They look pretty good..... <BR> <BR> 1. Tone A Tighter Tush 5bucks <BR> 2. Lose the baby weight fast 3 bucks <BR> 3. Boot Camp My Booty 3 bucks <BR> 4. Boot Camp My Hips & Thighs 3 bucks <BR> 5. All Day Energy 3 bucks <BR> 6. Boot Camp Bikini Body 3 bucks <BR> <BR> The price is going to read 4 bucks but when you take the to the checkout it's only 3 bucks <BR>... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 17:09:55 EST Trival.. .slavery existed in Africa... True/False????? Wed, 12 Oct 2011 09:50:11 EST Is She or Isn't She. BUSTED?!? Did Beyonce’s Baby Bump Crumble on Live TV? [VIDEO] <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ed-did-beyonces-baby-bump-crumble-on-l<BR>ive-tv-video/?utm_source=feedburner&ut<BR>m_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+St<BR>raightFromThea%2FRepYoCity+%28Straight<BR>+from+the+%22A%22+%7E+Celebrity+Gossip<BR>+Atlanta+Style%21%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail </link> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:46:55 EST You Know You want to share,Time 2 BRAG BRAG TIME! Who or what are you most proud of this week? Fri, 7 Oct 2011 22:03:54 EST It is breast cancer awareness month! You may notice your favorite athletes adding a little pink to their uniforms. That's because it is breast cancer awareness month. What are you doing to commemorate the month? Do you give to the American Cancer Association? Have you at least bought something pink that donates a portion of the proceeds to the ACA? Maybe you participate in a fundraising tell us what you do and give us an idea of how we can support the cause. Tue, 4 Oct 2011 07:48:44 EST Did you tell some one you love them today? I hope every one told some one you love them. I told my 4 year old that I love him this morning but I just think we need to take the time out to tell the people in our lives how we feel about them. Especially our mates, Did you tell some one you love them today? Mon, 3 Oct 2011 07:55:58 EST The Biggest Loser Season 12 Who's's only week two but I'm in love with the new trainer for the red team I think his name is Dolvert or something like that....I really like his style....I'm not to sure about the tennis star Anna K....what are your thoughts on the new leaders and whats going on so far <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 20:59:15 EST Are any of you seeing you adult children back? A Gift and / or a Curse. Having an adult child moving back home, is not easy for the parent or the person moving back in. With job lose and cut back, it's a growing trend around here now. today a friend of mys call both upset and happy that her youngest adult child need to mover back home. Have just had graduation in August this child has yet to find a job. Sun, 18 Sep 2011 14:29:14 EST Racial Profiling? Dr. Boyce Debates U. Akron “ Racial Profiling? Dr. Boyce Debates U. Akron “Incident” on NPR <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ce-debates-u-akron-racial-profiling-in<BR>cident-on-npr/ </link> <BR> <BR> Listen to the tape and let's talk about it. I really would love to hear from our men and ladies you who like me with sons what's your take, on the email. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ce-debates-u-akron-racial-profiling-in<BR>cident-on-npr/ </link> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 20:44:05 EST HEYY!! :D Hey everybody! My name is Jazzy and I just joined SparkPeople! This is such a great resource! I am so excited to be apart! I am ready get the most out of SparkPeople and give what I can! :D Wed, 7 Sep 2011 20:18:29 EST do all boys or all girls schools work? I was reassigned to teach at an all male public school in Detroit. The school is doin well according to tthe AYP data. But I was wondering what you guys think about it. For the record the district also has an all female school and an alteernative school for teen mothers. Fri, 2 Sep 2011 03:33:12 EST frustrated with my city I'm from Detroit and I am so frustrated right now. A few weeks ago the big story was 16 people shot over 1 weekend. Last week the story was 7 people shot between Thursday and Friday. In the mean time there are some good things going on. We just had a wonderful dodge ball game on bele isle that made ESPN. And the there was a dream cruise this weekend that was beautiful. Young profesionals are moving back to the city as well. But the truth be told there's too much violence in the hood. Bla... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 17:53:45 EST New to the team... Hi All... I'm the Bronze-Diva & fairly new to Spark, but I'm luving the site so far. There is so much information & the support has been awesome. My goal is to lower my blood pressure. Currently, it is at extremely high levels. But I know if I continue to eat right & stay active... I can manage my BP without medication. So I'm really striving for that. If I end up loosing weight & looking like a Goddess... then that will be a BONUS <em>20</em> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:13:32 EST FALL INTO CHANGE - GET READY FOR FALL "Embracing Meatless Monday :)." <BR> <BR> Join me let's have <BR> <BR> &#8206;"Embracing Meatless Monday " <BR> " Grilled or Baked Tuesday " <BR> " Wing Me Wednesday " <BR> " Soup it up Thursday " <BR> " Fishy Friday " and if you like me can eat seafood or donot eat it get your left over on. <BR> " Salad Saturday" <BR> " Brown Sunday" <BR> <BR> Who will join me? <BR> Come tell us how you feel about this weekly change and if you will be apart of it. <BR> The last time I did this I los... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:30:38 EST Hello from the Land of Enchantment Hello, my name is Shar. I have decided to get fit and health. I am looking for prayer partners and encouragement during my journey of mind, body and spiritual fitness. <BR> <BR> Please pray for me! Sun, 14 Aug 2011 19:08:09 EST Where do you fellowship? In Detroit there are many Churches some are store front some are large and some are Mega. My questions for the day are: Where do you fellowship, What size is your Church and Do you live in the same neighborhood as your Church? <BR> <BR> I attend a Catholic Church in my new neighborhood and my wife splits time between my church home and her's which is a Baptist Church that was just a few miles from my old address. We can easily drive to either Church but, sometimes it seems like there is... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 06:30:16 EST How many HOME COOK meal are eating? 90% of my meal are cook at home and eaten but I ready need to work hard on the 10% I eat out because that's a lot. Wed, 3 Aug 2011 13:28:57 EST Any Plan to be in Washington, DC 8/28/11 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial - Any Plan to be in DC 8/28 <BR> <BR> The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial will be the first on the National Mall to recognize a person of color and a man of peace, not a president or a veteran of war. <BR> <BR> My family and I will be making the trip. School here will be in but this something that you can't teach in a classroom. We plan to be there a week. Sun, 24 Jul 2011 15:11:25 EST Soda Drinkers Have you cut down,? Do you drink them? What's your take? Mon, 18 Jul 2011 14:19:14 EST July Christmas Sales: Do you do the Christmas in July Sales.? <BR> Do you think Store start Christmas set up to early ? <BR> <BR> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 14:22:41 EST Made In America How much to you have at your home? Wed, 13 Jul 2011 03:04:52 EST What Do/ Did You Look For in a Mate WHAT MEN LOOK FOR IN A WOMAN TO MARRY AND WHAT WOMEN LOOK FOR IN A MAN TO MARRY. <BR> <BR> When I made me fall for my X who I was with 28 years, his heart, he was great to his Mom and sister, plus he had three boys he was caring for. I saw my Dad in him. <BR> <BR> Today I'm look for a good person how is fun, can take care of self, acted & ready to go . and can make me laugh. Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:21:01 EST FORGIVE & FORGET <BR> I REALLY NEED HELP ON THIS ONE.......... WHY DO MEN FORGET, BUT NEVER FORGIVE AND WOMEN FORGIVE BUT NEVER FORGET. <BR> <BR> <BR> For me. Its easy to forgive a stranger than a friend. As a woman, I can forgive because I am a sensitive creators. However I don't forget because I don't wanna let my guard down and get hurt again and again. Mon, 11 Jul 2011 15:34:47 EST Are you offended by RELIGIOUS phrase? Let's Talk Offense- What do you find offense here? Sun, 10 Jul 2011 14:24:24 EST Good News or Bad News Confessional Time A Queen once told me and others here; Brush yourself off and keep it poppin Queen... <BR> <BR> That is the past... <BR> <BR> But to reflect on the positive...I admire the fact that you even came on the boards and told us...I mean that in itself shows that you have made progress and are on the right path... <BR> <BR> LET'S DO THIS!!!!! <em>306</em> <em>216</em> Hope you'll all give this a try. <BR> <BR> Okay after hearing ALL the EXCUSES it's time for positive action ...Here is your new... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 21:10:56 EST Hello how yall doin! Im new.... Hi, <BR> Im new to the group~ Im Kim from Metro Detroit! <BR> I looking for ppl to help me stay motivated and hold me accountable aka just work with me thru this journey again! <BR> <BR> Take care! Fri, 8 Jul 2011 11:25:51 EST Peace Unto All: Anthony acquitted As a Mother my Heart cries for Caylee. Judgment I will not pass on this. God's well be done on all. I am in prayer for all. Judge Not that you be judge.. <BR> God Head and only He will pass judgment on all. Sin is sin your is not larger than mys nor anyone. So remember as you pass judgment here today, your day may be soon. .Judge Not that you be judge.. <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Jul 2011 20:31:52 EST A man wit dirty finger nails. Why do sistas say they don't want a man wit dirty finger nails. That might mean that the brotha got a job. In today's economy a good job is hard to come by. Some body might need to rethink her position? Tue, 5 Jul 2011 17:24:20 EST Newbie Got a goal and just trying to get there.. I'm Tashi nice to meet u! Thu, 30 Jun 2011 02:52:14 EST BUDDY UP = Success ADD YOUR NAME here... Let get more acted and help each other find Success. <BR> <BR> IAMCHANGE Sat, 25 Jun 2011 16:46:22 EST I lone for the SEASON of_______ I love Summer the voice of life in the air. Children carefree and lots of fun . Bird coming right to my door,acted busy life all around me I love it and I know my God is here. Colors light & bright bold this my season. Yes it hot but it's my time of the year out side is my place to be. fresh fruits and veggie already to eat raw and good. Sat, 25 Jun 2011 15:41:02 EST What was your last veggie or fruit that you ate? VEGGIE & FRUIT I had_____ Sat, 25 Jun 2011 15:31:19 EST A 2 way street " LUST -OR - LOVE " @ POISONETTE, I value what you said so let talk . Our Relationships are what we make them at the beginning. : African American Men And Women Our Relationships let talk about, there are no wrong or right here just fun. <BR> <BR> LADIES: "What turns a man's head doesn't always turn his heart!" Don't confuse lust for love. A man can have sex with you & not care a thing about you. <BR> MEN: "What turns a woman's head doesn't always turn her heart!" Don't confuse lust for love. A woman can... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 13:04:48 EST Is she too old for Jimmy Choo, Well the Queen of Soul accidentally stumbled over a pile of shoes at her Dallas hotel, and her left foot landed on the spike heel of her Jimmy Choo. Her left index toe “hurt like heck for a minute but seemed to subside,” Franklin said. Several days later, Franklin got an x-ray at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis which revealed a fractured left index toe <BR> <BR> I think so @ 51 a 4in is what I'll do, something a 6in but neer any higher for me. I'm rally glad she okay. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 01:29:43 EST Daily SparkPoints Bonus Spin What did you get? 10 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 17:30:27 EST The Beauty of Black Relationships LET'S TALK ABOUT US: <BR> <BR> Do we use the children? We stay together, No Jail! We sleep together I 'll take care of the kid! I'll keep you in jail or ... What's going on with Mom & Dad? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> You know what keeps black men away from their children? <BR> <BR> The fear of going to JAIL! <BR> <BR> With all the venomous hate spewed by an OVERWHELMING number of single mothers, that should be a major red flag this woman is trouble & it is a BOOBY TRAP for FOOLISH men who... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 14:22:46 EST What To Eat Before & After Your Workout Before it's always fruit and water <BR> <BR> After it's cream of wheat or a sandwich plus raw fruit or veggie plus water. Wed, 15 Jun 2011 14:17:28 EST Fill in the blank! You know it's summertime when. ... BBQ is in the air and children are up before the sun because school out. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 19:42:17 EST Do you try to Make Every Day A Little Celebration Another <em>223</em> tell me Every Day A Little Celebration at here house so I like to know do any of you do things like this to keep you on point. <BR> <BR> Sunday - FREE YOUR MIND - Kick off fun week it's an eat anything days <BR> Monday - HAPPY DAYS MONDAYS - add a new fruit that you've never eaten <BR> Tuesday - BACKYARD MOVING - play with your children <BR> Wednesday - ADD A NEW DISH TODAY - New meat or veggie ( Lunch or Dinner ) <BR> Thursday - MEATLESS DAY <BR> Fr... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 15:08:32 EST THINGS THAT MAKE YOU SAY........ ARE YOU SERIOUS? As a plus size woman I look at other and say wow are you serious. Today ,yes this is in Fla but do we have to go out looking any way. <BR> It's always things that catches us by surprize! <BR> <BR> <BR> Exp: plus size women in fish net tights with a medium t shirt and bright colored weaves...Are you serious? <BR> Another thing is when people put on cloths seven sizes to small... And then have the nerve to ask you are these pants to tight??? Are you Serious???? Really!!!!! <BR> <BR> Skinn... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 13:49:59 EST Magic Johnson I'm sorry, why is Magic Johnson still on television commentating? I was so embarassed for him commentating after hte Heat's last victory. It was like everyone was waiting trying to figure out what he was gonna say and wondering when he was going to finish saying it. Mon, 6 Jun 2011 22:13:56 EST Do you use Sunscreens ? I do. Sun, 5 Jun 2011 03:16:59 EST Let's LOL together. <BR> Here a LOL <BR> <BR> <BR> Funky Poodles <BR> <BR> This video just might blow your mind. <BR> <link><BR>3.html?feed=421790&article=8656104 </link> Fri, 3 Jun 2011 15:44:06 EST Have you ever tried the HCG diet ? Have you ever tried the hCG diet? What do you think of it? <BR> <BR> I have not but was thinking about adding it to my plan for a month. Friend I know has and as drop a 20-30 pounds on it. Thu, 2 Jun 2011 10:25:07 EST What ONE word describes you? short Thu, 2 Jun 2011 03:18:40 EST Show your love. Memorial Day Tribute to Thank thank <em>304</em> to all our great men & women who keep us safe now and most of all in the past. <BR> <em>652</em> 1 <em>652</em> 2 <em>652</em> 3 <em>652</em> 4 <em>652</em> 5 <em>652</em> 6 <em>652</em> 7 <em>652</em> 8 <em>652</em> 9 <em>652</em> 10 time (x) 5 = 50 great <em>652</em> so hang a flag and say <em>304</em> . <BR> To my brothers,cuz, and friends who keep me safe I say thank you for all you do to keep us safe. To my great grandfather who wa... Sun, 29 May 2011 11:01:40 EST Chelsea Handler Calls Atlanta 'Housewives' Racist You had to know it was coming. The Real Housewives of, let see we have , The Real Housewives of Orange County, can we say all white, The Real Housewives of New York City's, white and a dislike to same sex , moving on "Real Housewives of Miami", 'Real Housewives of New Jersey', "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" all white and the Real Housewives of Atlanta is racist. Why because , Kim can't sang, because here setter is black and she talks to her like white talk to their slave.” <BR> <B... Thu, 26 May 2011 14:22:41 EST Traditional family values are they still @ WORK? Coming home from work today, the #AdultConversation on the Radio " Traditional family values: Do we even know what those are anymore?" with Doug Bank & Dee Dee. <BR> <BR> So how are your family values? <BR> <BR> I think for my Family it old school, children can not sat with the adult, nor will they be dating or have the boy/girl friend before age 16. Not you know we all have the family member who marches to some on the other side of the road and have to be check but that's family, we ... Mon, 23 May 2011 20:00:42 EST Hey..I'm PUNKY I'm Punky from Philly... Just looking to meet new friends. Mon, 23 May 2011 14:25:08 EST MINI WORKOUT Challenge Come by here add to or add sometning New for us. Come share with us, for I welcome your voice here All your Leader want you to be acted here. This is your team so lets jump in running . <BR> <BR> I challenge each of you to be at your highest acted time over the next three months. <BR> <BR> June_ let get moving. 10 days til June thing about add a workout here for all of us to get acted in. <BR> <BR> July_ like firework we should be on our way to becoming the bomb. Still need you to come ... Sun, 22 May 2011 13:26:52 EST Reforming “No Child Left Behind” This Year <link><BR>eekly-address-reforming-no-child-left-<BR>behind-year?utm_source=052111&utm_medi<BR>um=intro&utm_campaign=daily </link> <BR> <BR> For our Teacher and a good job you all do. Sat, 21 May 2011 19:18:14 EST ARE YOU A STRONG INDEPENDENT BLACK WOMAN??? Check this out and let all have a say about this. Come on men add your voice. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Strong Independent Black Woman = Bamboozled = <link><BR>feature=channel_video_title </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ARE YOU A STRONG INDEPENDENT BLACK WOMAN??? <BR> <BR> Yes I've felt that I am plus my daughters here to but I made them understand that we must stand with our man without being over voice to him went out nor do you let him be that way t... Sat, 21 May 2011 14:51:10 EST How Hard is it for you to stay on TRACK? Hey, one day off is not the end, said one team member ,this is true but how hard is it each time you fall. Tue, 17 May 2011 19:04:22 EST The new food tracker, what's your take? I love it! Mon, 16 May 2011 20:19:12 EST Relationship & Goals are you meeting your? ? ? Is your Relationship get in the way of your ability to reaching Your Goals ? <BR> <BR> Someone I was talking with today said she can't workout because her male friend gets mad. <BR> <BR> I set my goal as small as I can get them. Went I started her I walk in my yard for more than six month then I move to a 1/2 mile from the house and back. I net a total mile, per walk . Eating I cutout one bad food per week until I could eat a whole healthy meal per day. Not this was my relationship with... Thu, 12 May 2011 18:01:10 EST Why are so many Black women single? <BR> “Jumping the Broom” the new movie by TD Jakes got my thinking. <BR> <BR> Why are Black women single more than women of other races? <BR> <BR> We want date outside our race or what. <BR> <BR> Black women outnumber Black men <BR> <BR> Incarceration of Black men <BR> <BR> Black women's expectations are too high <BR> <BR> Too many Black men are not marriage material <BR> <BR> Black men do not want to get married <BR> <BR> Do you think any of these statement are true or what do y... Tue, 10 May 2011 21:27:10 EST Our young Men & Women & RELATIONSHIP? RELATIONSHIP . Have you ask a youth or your adults about, "why they jump from one relationship to another so much? " <BR> <BR> What are we showing the young people dating relationship? <BR> <BR> Last week I over heard four young people, one of the boys call this child "B" "H " and " F U " as if it was nothing wrong, but what really got me went he hit her and she fall to the ground. The other two was doing there best to talk to them, no until another male came out did this young boy chan... Mon, 9 May 2011 19:40:49 EST What makes for a great relationship? Dedication to working to made our relationship work, be it friendship or something more. Sat, 7 May 2011 16:06:04 EST Happy Birthday You! From BIRTHVERSE. & Team 1 BIRTHVERSE. is a scripture verse chosen to correlate with the month and day of your birth <BR> Each verse correlates the chapter and verse with its month and day. Your birth was appointed by God and has been recorded as your birthday. <BR> <BR> <BR> May 6, <BR> <BR> Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. <BR> <BR> Matthew 5:6 NIV <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If TODAY is your birthday we would like to give you a gift. <BR> <BR> Post your (B) Birt... Fri, 6 May 2011 19:58:01 EST SHARE YOUR DAY * May 2011 * Post your <BR> <BR> (B) Birthday (S) SPARKversary (W) Wedding Anniversary any day you like for us to share with you this Month. <BR> <BR> <BR> Make the most out of everyday! life is a Gift within its self. take advantage of life your giving,stop complaining and know that your blessed. Take care of your business daily. Stay positive & productive. You that your life has a lot of Value. ~ William Trammell ~ <BR> <BR> <BR> Come ON Add your today. Wed, 4 May 2011 23:24:28 EST What does your user name mean? I AM CHANGE is who I am now, I'm so glad to find me once again. I like who I am and where I am at this time. I've change. Sun, 1 May 2011 11:54:20 EST Most really BELIEVE that we don't work hard Sally Kern: Blacks Don't Make As Much Because They Don't Work As Hard <BR> <BR> Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern is not a fan of black people or women. As Republicans work to ban affirmative action programs in the state, Kern suggested that the reason black people get paid less than whites is due to their poor work ethic. <BR> <BR> Wouldn't want to work for her, she still want SLAVES. It crazy talk like this that will keep us apart. <BR> Here the link I was reading <link> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 19:44:08 EST Trump is questioning Obama's academics? OK he has a birth certificate so now Trump is saying Obama never should have got in to the Ivy League in the first place. Basically he is saying that Obama got in because of affirmative action and there for all of his accomplishment should have an * like the baseball players that took steroids. The thing is this isn't just an attack on the President it is an attack on all college educated black people, women and minorities in general. We got in on a hook up and there for anything we accom... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:29:13 EST HEY BOY! Show me your paper. A slave could not go anywhere without papers on him, and must show them went ask. Is this where we are again, do I need to go worry about my grandsons needing to show their birth record the next time they want to hold an Office. <BR> <BR> Today for the ungodly time show he is ask to show his paper once more can they let it go and start showing our President some respect I think he is the only disrespected President, I never seen nor hear of any other one been disrespect. Can we and ... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:34:25 EST I Challenge YOU! This is a great place for our Team to help each other. " I Challenge YOU! " is here for any member to start a challenge for us to stay acted here. " I Challenge YOU! " can be for as short as an hour or as long as as you want you can set it up as you like.So let get started soon. <BR> <BR> I Challenge YOU! to start this action off now. You be the 1st to get this place moving. <BR> <BR> <BR> " I Challenge YOU! " Mon, 25 Apr 2011 18:18:30 EST LET'S GET FIT a SUMMER WORKOUT: <BR> <BR> PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CHANGE PART OR ALL TO FIT YOU AND YOUR WORKOUT. " <BR> ** You are using a SparkPeople-generated Strength Training Program <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is a 5 day schedule, this is by NO MEANS written in stone you can switch it up as you become more comfortable with strength training and learning which muscles groups to work together.I recommend for beginners 3 sets per exercise and 12-15 repetitions. If the weight feels to light, increase! This what I use now " PLEAS... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 18:07:02 EST Did you visit a church this Easter? Hi team, Happy Easter! I was just wondering if any of you visited a Church that is not your Church home this Easter. If you did I hope you enjoyed the service. I mentioned this because my Church home was really packed this morning. It was great to see people taking the time to attend mass on Easter Sunday! If you went to Church and don't mind sharing let us know how it went. For those of you who aren't Christian no disrespect intended. Sun, 24 Apr 2011 22:59:02 EST The black women's wealth: I love myself a good AA man. I say this that you here will understand where I'm coming fromwent I post this. <BR> <BR> Sisters!!!! <BR> <BR> Can't save money <BR> <BR> .by Tammy Film on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 6:20pm. <BR> <BR> 5 Reasons Black Women Can’t Save Money <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Earlier this year the Insight Center for Community Economic Development published a study which found that the median wealth of single black women is $100 compared to that of single white women at $41... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 19:42:28 EST Do you still support President Obama Remember when everybody had Obama t-shirts and what not? Well the 2012 campaign has already started are you ready to support him again? I am I must admit I stopped wearing my 08 t-shirts for a while but I'm ready to bring them back. I don't trust the Republican alternatives! Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:04:10 EST Did or Do God get the Glory Today ? God is not impressed with how well you sing or how eloquent you are in speech nor prayer. He is definitely not impressed with how you move the crowd when you preach. He is concerned with your heart.... <BR> . <BR> <BR> With everything going on is your life do you give Glory to the right person? Wed, 20 Apr 2011 19:00:57 EST INCOMPATIBLE? Why do people continue to date someone once they've discovered they're not compatible? (Ex. you're financially savvy, she's in the club w/ dresses w/ the tag still on. You believe in hard work, he's flinging himself down stairs for disability, you like shrimp, he likes skrimps.) Share your thoughts Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:59:21 EST The TEA Party? Are you or anyone you know? I am not a member. I only know one black person that I went to high school with that is one. Do you know any do you get along with them? Wed, 20 Apr 2011 08:05:39 EST THE PAST IS THE PAST? How important is a person’s past when dating someone? Is there any prudent information that needs to be disclosed? Or, do you believe whatever happened in their past doesn't define who they are today Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:21:14 EST SPERM BANK? NFL player Antonio Cromartie is 27 yrs old & has fathered 9 kids w/ 8 women in 6 states in the past 3 yrs. If he were a woman in the spotlight that had babies w/ men in all of these states, people would be dogging her out, & saying that she is contributing to the fatherless children problem. Even though he is a man, shouldn't he be held accountable for the decisions he has made, NFL player or not? Mon, 18 Apr 2011 11:12:17 EST Kobe's Slur Wasn't Anti-Gay Not all members of the gay community think his use of the other f-word was homophobic -- and it certainly doesn't compare to using the n-word. <BR> How do you feel about this? Sat, 16 Apr 2011 01:56:46 EST CHECK PLEASE In this age of many women making more money than men, is it really expected of a man to pay on a date every time? Fellas, what are your thoughts when women offer to pay? What are your thoughts when they never want to pay? Ladies, are you even willing to pay? Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:57:55 EST Let's talk relationship Is it's time to move on now!! Do you think you would know? <BR> <BR> When you are in a relationship that isn't going anywhere PLEASE leave. Cause What is going to happen is that that person is going to try to take you down a road that you don't belong.... I no it's a process but why stay when he/she always putting u down or you are kids down. (That's wen low self-esteem comes in) called you out you are name, never happy, & always saying i don't care....... <BR> <BR> It is very Important t... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 01:37:45 EST I've fallen and need help getting up. How do I stay the course, each meal is sensible but my portion control is way off. The exercise I love so much is out of the question until my back mends. I've had 2 set backs because I'm hard headed. If there a job to be done I do it. That is when it comes to everything but myself. I've got learn. I fighting myself? Wed, 13 Apr 2011 08:37:47 EST WHAT WOULD YOU DO ..... You called your answer..... You left no message ... A few minutes later, a woman or man called you back. They questioned who you were and what was your business ........ How would you handle that? Mon, 11 Apr 2011 08:53:34 EST Grown Folks Fun Question Time: Women are so much smarter than men..this should be illegal in all states! True or a better strategist <BR> Men are so much smarter than women..this should be illegal in all states! True or a better strategist <BR> <BR> <BR> @ The Team <BR> <BR> <BR> Well I don't know who's smarter but I do know what to do so if it ever comes down to who's smarter and that is keep my baby happy doesn't means he's smarter just means I'm a better strategist Sat, 9 Apr 2011 15:57:06 EST Can you move on..... It isn't possible to "move on" without addressing the facts about events, trauma, disappointments, or painful experiences in one's life! But facing the truth about some things can be unbearable, and so we "move on" convincing ourselves to "leave the past in the past." Moving on (without addressing past issues) is "avoidance!" And avoidance doesn't bring simply hides anger until a later time. Fri, 8 Apr 2011 19:08:47 EST DISPLACED ANGER When a woman finds out her man(boyfriend/husband) is cheating why do most women give the advice to beat down the other woman instead of holding their man accountable? It just seems to me that if it started with him, it should end with him...just curious Fri, 8 Apr 2011 10:35:32 EST Take It Outside: Gardening and Landscaping Will you be gardening or landscaping this Spring? Fri, 8 Apr 2011 00:25:35 EST THE NAKED TRUTH Are you comfortable with your body; how comfortable are you being naked alone and/or around someone else/others? Thu, 7 Apr 2011 10:39:12 EST TUESDAYS THOUGHT!!! Live your life like it's GOLDEN, treasure it as if it's PLATINUM, share it as if it were COPPER, protect it as if it were GLASS, keep it polished so it doesn't tarnish like SILVER, allow it to sparkle as if it were DIAMONDS, and remember you only get one to live so live it well <BR> Tue, 5 Apr 2011 11:48:10 EST Spin the Wheel Today: 500 SP goodies points today <BR> <BR> <BR> What did you point today ? Let start using this one few of us little the other one but fewer of you are using it so it's not for us. <BR> ADD YOUR SPIN HERE EVERY DAY. <BR> <BR> WHAT DID YOU SPIN TODAY? Mon, 4 Apr 2011 19:21:05 EST Question for today What is the main ingredient to a healthy relationship, would it be how far would you go to please your mate? <BR> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 13:06:54 EST Winning! the Sheen ran out you think. Charlie Sheen fans booed and walked out of his stage show <BR> <BR> I read he opened in Detroit. The show had its moments, but was nevertheless marred by audience member walkouts, clamors for refunds and cries of 'you suck!" <BR> So what's your News saying there? <BR> I ready think this man need help . <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Apr 2011 17:11:27 EST Question What order would you put these in a good relationship? Trust, Love, Money, Sex <BR> Sun, 3 Apr 2011 00:11:28 EST New member !!! Looking forward to this weight lost journey with everybody..I am excited that I will get a chance to share with other folks going though the same thing..I am movitated and focused!!!..Good things are ahead..I see it ..I feel it.. Sat, 2 Apr 2011 23:53:36 EST Can grown folk fall in love b4 sex? I was just remembering those nights on the phone in high school, "it's 2 am we got to hang up, you hang up first I can't no you hang up..." So "in love" yet haven't had sex yet. I know that's puppy love but does love happen to grown ups be4 sex or does it require the act? I think healthy relationship are an important part of a healthy life style. Sat, 2 Apr 2011 22:16:00 EST Can grown folk fall in love b4 sex? I was just remembering those nights on the phone in high school, "it's 2 am we got to hang up, you hang up first I can't no you hang up..." So "in love" yet haven't had sex yet. I know that's puppy love but does love happen to grown ups be4 sex or does it require the act? I think healthy relationship are an important part of a healthy life style. Sat, 2 Apr 2011 22:11:17 EST Turbo Fire I have been thinking about getting this workout program. Has anyone ever tried it? Need to know before I spend the money. Mon, 28 Mar 2011 14:33:46 EST What's your Take - Guinness World Records Daughter of Slaves Won't Be Recognized as Oldest Woman. An Ohio woman who turn 119 want go in the "record book" Guinness World Records as being the oldest because she has no birth certificate, born to slave. Recognized the pass or don't recognize at all. <BR> <BR> Here's the story I just read. <link><BR>-won-t-be-recognized-oldest-woman </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy 119, Ms. Rebecca Lanier God has freely given you many blessing and may you e... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 10:34:19 EST Newby Hello Team, <BR> <BR> I am so happy to have found this group. I have big goal ahead of me. Any support I can give will help me very much. I love being there for others; it takes me out of myself. :0). <BR> I pray you all much success and although I am new, please know I am here for you. I am also looking for buddies, so if you are interested, please read my page and let me know. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Luvngmenow <BR> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 11:14:38 EST Rihanna, Chris Brown WHY? 2 yr so over this. I'm so sorry for Chris . Please understand I do not believe in assaulting anyone but I do believe in forgiving other for there sin .I would want my sin forgiven. <BR> Is Chris Brown Off the Hook? <BR> Was he provoked ? <BR> About 2 years has past do you think they will let it go, he's not the 1st man to become crazy nor will he be the last. I didn't see the GMA Rampage. I am Chris Brown fan but not a Rihanna still what CB did was wrong, both to Rihanna and now at GMA. I personal f... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 18:59:19 EST Springs IS Here !!! <BR> Has the pollen been bothering you, my car is green now it should be gray, and now fighting an awful case of bronchitis . Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:06:19 EST An African American Dilemma Can anyone relate to Jalen Rose? Jalen Rose said that as a youth he viewed the blacks at Duke as "uncle Toms" or sell outs for playing at Duke. Remember Duke had always been the darling program while schools like UNLV and later Michigan's Fab 5 were labeled as undisciplined or ghetto. I am from Detroit and I can remember as a youth resenting black people who moved out of the city into the suburbs. I felt that they were abandoning their community. I basically blamed them for the lack of mi... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 13:38:27 EST Get Fit on Route 66 join me. AARP wants us to enjoy losing these pounds so let's have fun here. <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What is Get Fit On Route 66? <BR> <BR> It’s an inspiring journey designed to help you get fit and have fun as you trace the famous route of this legendary highway — The Mother Road, Main Street of America — from the shores of Lake Michigan to the California Coast. <BR> <BR> Choose any physical activities you like… whether you’re a thrill seeker or prefer the familiar walk around the ne... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:46:46 EST Hey People Hey guys. I'm new to this team. Looking forward to a new beginning. Wish all of you great success and hapiness. Wed, 16 Mar 2011 15:56:23 EST Does anyone observe Lent? I was wondering if anyone is giving up anything or praying for the strength to accomplish anything during lent. I am already involved in a fitness challenge for the month of March. I'm not eating red meat on Fridays and I'm giving up my favorite comfort food-Chinese Food! Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:18:18 EST HSG - Who has try it? Thinking about using it. 500 cal per day use for 23 to 40 days. <BR> <BR> HCG Diet: Starving on Pregnancy Hormones? <BR> Controversial Diet Unsafe, Unsustainable, Experts Say <BR> <BR> ABC News Medical Unit <BR> Feb. 28, 2011 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>starving-pregnancy-hormones/story?id=1<BR>3003120 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes I'm thinking about it for myself but after hear this I'm rethink things. Wed, 9 Mar 2011 00:18:22 EST FAT or Fad as a child? I became FAT after giving birth to my child, I sometime I joke by saying the baby came out and fat ran in. As a child , up to about 25 I was so thin that people here in the South wanted to feed me all the time . The only good thing here is that for the last 25 years I've stay in a size 16/18 . I'm 5ft2in so I'm over weight but working hard to becoming FAD. Today I put on a size 14 happy to be coming down again. Tue, 8 Mar 2011 06:16:24 EST What's Your Take? If U wanna see how SHES gonna take care of U look at her house & if U wanna know how He's gonna treat you look in his car! ~Pastor Jamal Bryant~ <BR> <BR> Is this true these day? <BR> <BR> In my time it was say look a man and His mother or look at a woman and Her father and you know what you'll be treat like. Thu, 3 Mar 2011 22:07:32 EST Wellness Tip for the Day Here's a few good reasons to walk. Studies show even a small amount of movement helps. This is what you need to do: <BR> <BR> *To reduce DEPRESSION by 41%...walk 17 minutes <BR> <BR> *To reduce COLON CANCER by 31%...walk 17 minutes <BR> <BR> *To reduce CORONARY HEART DISEASE by 36%...walk 18 minutes <BR> <BR> *To reduce STROKE by 43%...walk 21 minutes <BR> <BR> *To reduce TYPE 2 DIABETES by 30%...walk 30 minutes <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>31... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 08:27:46 EST When does a man stop sagging? I am 43 years old and I guess I was in my 20s when this fad hit my area. Soon I was teaching and had to dress conservatively. But, my question is when does a grown man stop sagging or is it something that they will never out grow? Another question is do any women on this team find that style of dress appealing? And if you once did when did you stop thinking that it was cute? <em>9</em> Thu, 3 Mar 2011 07:27:55 EST Dressing up for church Not trying to insult any one but why are people spending so much on Church clothes and hats yet only putting 20 dollars or less in the collection plate. I know men who never wear a suit to work yet they are always sharp in Church. I don't get it. <BR> <BR> Of course I don't know where a person gets their clothes or if they are really tithing. But I do know that not everybody tithes and I still think we spend too much money on clothes. What are your thoughts? Thu, 3 Mar 2011 07:12:46 EST Thurgood Marshal Did anyone wacth HBO's Thurgood I really enjoyed it. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 05:18:37 EST Create a Buzz About Us: Prostate Cancer Awareness <BR> <BR> To our men please get a check because we care about you. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:48:53 EST Do you post your Fitness minutes? Hello team <BR> Just wanted to ask a question. Do you fine that posting your fitness minutes help you in your workout plan. I used to do it but I don't any more. Now that I have stepped up my workout by joining a gym, i was thinking many I should start posting my minutes again. So what do you think? Is posting minutes helping you in your weight loss plan? Do you post everyday? And do you post what you do or just the minutes? I look forward to your input! <BR> Thanks Team! Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:04:51 EST Not teaching our history. I had an interesting situation arise in my class yesterday. To give you a little background information I have to tell you what's going on. My students are doing a black history research project. They were assigned to groups of three to four students per group. To keep the presentations fresh each group had to research a different category of African Americans that included: Military heroes, elected officials, civil rights leaders, inventors, entrepreneurs, artist, musicians and film maker... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 05:55:50 EST Put a DATE ON IT - Blog today If you blog today add the TOPIC so we can stop by.- Yes we have it on the Streamer but without a date. Sun, 6 Feb 2011 14:00:10 EST Remembering Our History & Saying Thanks! Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) depicted life for African-Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. Sun, 6 Feb 2011 11:57:41 EST Show Your Love - Valentine's Month - Challenge Please join us in a Mix and Match challenge: Do one or all of the following and then post daily to let us all know how you are doing. <BR> <BR> 1. Do something good for your heart and do at least 10 minutes of cardio each day! <BR> <BR> 2. Give 4 Valentine's goodies to different team mates on our team. <BR> <BR> 3. Don't eat any Valentines Candy til February 14. <BR> <BR> 4. Support team mates by sending them heartfelt messages on their pages or blogs! <BR> <BR> 5. Stop here and giv... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 22:15:25 EST Setting Personal challenge - Weekly Lets talk SODIUM.... <BR> <BR> The sparks nutritional tracker says lists 0 - 2300 per day is acceptable. I know this is a hard one for some. BUT... <BR> <BR> 1.This week please keep track of the amount of sodium you have consumed each day. <BR> <BR> 2. Report daily and let us know how you are doing. <BR> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER YOUR BP ! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Focus on Salt Reduction <BR> <BR> <link><BR>news_detail.asp?hea... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 22:09:59 EST Spring Challenge Weekly Weigh-in <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Copy and paste this template into your reply. Then click on edit at the end of your post to add your weekly results. <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> Goal: <BR> Beginning Weight Feb 5th <BR> <BR> <BR> Feb. 5 - <BR> Feb. 12 - <BR> Feb. 19 - <BR> Feb. 26 - <BR> Mar. 5 - <BR> Mar. 12 - <BR> Mar. 19 - <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>463</em> <em>67</em> <em>464</em> <em>259</em> The Swing into Summer Challenge starts on March 22! <BR> Sat, 5 Feb 2011 21:53:25 EST Setting Your Daily Goals What are your goals for today? What do you plan to accomplish to make today the best day possible? <BR> <BR> For example, my goals for today are to walk at least 30 minutes, drink 10 eight oz. glasses of water, do 20 minutes of strength exercises, and spend some time here interacting with Spark Friends. <BR> Sharing daily goals help s me get to my weigh goals. Sat, 5 Feb 2011 21:33:22 EST TODAY I will_____ and I won't___ _______. <BR> Today I will drink lots of fresh water. <BR> Today I won't drink sodas <BR> <BR> <BR> To be thin is to act and think thin. Sat, 5 Feb 2011 21:27:23 EST Spin Totals Let Count How high can we go? <BR> Add your spin to the team total every day. I wonder how long it will take us to reach 100? 1000? Let's count! <BR> <BR> Let get to counting <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> My spin: 2 <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> Team total: 2 <BR> <BR> <BR> NEXT ! <BR> <BR> Add your spin total to my's and see the number grow. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I hope you enjoy doing this then we will CLOSE " SPIN the WHEEL" and only post here hope you like. this and jump in and have fun. <BR> <B... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 21:21:35 EST Hi Hi all, <BR> My name is Flo (Flarice). I am new to Sparkteam. I am a mother of 4, work fulltime and go to school fulltime. Im here to lose more weight, maintain it with a healthy lifestyle and gain friends. I'm learning to take time out for myself.I hope to get make new friends! Tue, 1 Feb 2011 10:11:36 EST What do you do that's "Green?" My grandchildren are here to find out, " What do you do that's "Green? ", from Nana. I guess I'm the homework for School this weekend. So I was thinking What are we doing that's "Green?" I try to use a lot of paper, I carry my own bags to the stores, and I plant a lots of my herb and food plus flowers and fruit trees. <BR> <BR> My question to us is, Do you care about the green movement? If so What are you doing to go green? <BR> If not then why not? Sat, 29 Jan 2011 16:25:49 EST Do you do live video chats? My wife and I both have gmail account and we were playing around on the computers and we actually tried making phone calls and even video chats from our lap tops. have any of you used these feature either on gmail skype or some other service? Sat, 22 Jan 2011 12:03:26 EST Black hair and interview. I have a job interview tomorrow but here's the thing. I wear my hair natural, not in a fro, not in dreads but I let it grow the way it grows and keeps it moisturized and the ends clipped. I must say that me wearing my hair natural has given me much more confidence (and has influenced other women of color at the job to go natural) but I still get a lot of stares and mouth from a lot of people that say "you don't have to put a relaxer in it, just put a texturizer in i..t straighten it with a ... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 06:28:25 EST This being Dr Kings Weekend, what are U doing? This week like each year I've has children in my home I have share Who Dr. King was to my children and now my grandchildren and their friends. In my home on Dr Kings Birthday weekend. We jump start Black History because one month is to short. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>NR=1 </link> Martin Luther King "I have a dream" <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> 1968 - Martin Luther King's Prophetic Last speech - ... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 20:15:25 EST Know someone who needs support? Post here Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We all come across members from time to time who are struggling and could use some extra support <BR> If you know of someone like that, post here. Sun, 9 Jan 2011 01:14:38 EST I'm Back Had to take a little time and figure out where my support came from; and it was SPARKPEOPLE! So i'm back! Thu, 6 Jan 2011 17:42:00 EST Not Just 1-Month Our History as you see it: Black History should it just be one month? <BR> Have we stop making our History? <BR> Should there be Black History, is it needed? Sun, 2 Jan 2011 19:39:40 EST We are now in 2011. Yesterday Is Gone! T.D. Jakes Ministries/The Potter's House. Write these words, and I have to give an Amen to it. <BR> You can’t spend your life in the graveyard of guilt dealing with the corpses of the past. Know when things are dead, know when to release them and bury them. If you continue to work with the dry bones of dead issues, you too will begin to decay. No amount of work will resuscitate a corpse. Sign the death certificate and bury the past. <BR> Two day into a New Year and some of you are still by i... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 17:54:30 EST January week 1 challenge Ok, the holidays will soon be over. I hope you all have a safe and happy New Year's Eve. I plan to spend mine with family. But, after New Year's Eve it's time to get back on track. I realize that it's almost impossible to stay on track during the holidays but we can all refocus now. <BR> <BR> It is always a good idea to see your doctor before starting a work out routine or new diet so please be smart to avoid injury. However if your up for it we can get a little 12 week challenge going... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 17:55:57 EST 2011 Tips! Let get back to Exercise. See Your Doctor Regularly <BR> Check in with your doctor. Getting your doctor’s approval before starting a physical activity program is important if you are sedentary, overweight, or have a high risk of coronary heart disease or other chronic health problem. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Exercise is good for your heart -- plus it can <BR> boost the effectiveness of your blood pressure <BR> medication. Exercise and a healthy diet are important ways to prevent high blood pressure. Exercise also boos... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:10:59 EST A Brotha facing jail time for snooping? A Black man from Michigan suspected that his wife might be cheating. So he got on the computer and read his wife email found proof she was and got arrested for his trouble!?! He is facing 5 years of prison time while she's at home getting it on! Wed, 29 Dec 2010 08:51:44 EST Really!?! Com' on Man! Ok I know I'm from the D but... Today I went to get some soup from a Chinese food place up the street right. Well why is it a sista tryin to sell me DVDs in the parkin lot. Ok that didn't bother me but then I'm in the little lobby on the other side of the bullet proof glass and I look to the left and it's a 14 year old boy rollin a blunt on the counter!?! Then while I'm waitin for my soup why did the other young brother ask me if I wanted to buy some trees!?! What is this the set of Detroi... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 19:51:49 EST U add it, * Prayer & Inspiration / Quotes -Info Share! Share! Share! Sun, 26 Dec 2010 22:18:27 EST 2011 * Memory Verse: Let's get back to " Memory verse for the week " we stay 2010 of good and so let's end it with the same. <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's Verse: <BR> Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. <BR> Isaiah 6:3b / KJV <BR> <BR> <BR> 2011 will soon be here and I hope that you will help us here by add your Memory Verse that is to help us get going. <BR> <BR> BIGDAD1211 this was your baby so help it to grow by jumping back in. <BR> Sun, 26 Dec 2010 22:11:10 EST Birthdays and Anniversaries <BR> Post your birthday and anniversary dates here and I'll add you to our birthday/anniversary list. I'll be sending a team e-mail on Saturdays listing all the birthdays and anniversaries for the following week. <BR> <BR> <BR> (B) Birthday (S) SPARKversary (W) Wedding Anniversary <BR> <BR> January <BR> 28 - DSAVARY <BR> 28 - Monique138 (S) <BR> <BR> February <BR> 4- Topazdiva (S) <BR> 14 - TEASINGTAN <BR> 16-(B)KJs_MOM (1971) <BR> 22 - cshell75 <BR> <BR> March <BR> <BR> 11 ... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 21:46:56 EST What was your favorite childhood gift? I had a stretch monster! Wed, 22 Dec 2010 08:03:09 EST lonely for Christmas? What do the lonely do at Christmas time? I'm blessed to be married with 4 children, three still in the home. The oldest is 21 and he'll be here to eat and get gifts:) Anyway, I hear that many people are lonely at Christmas time. What do you do to avoid that feeling? Wed, 22 Dec 2010 07:41:28 EST black people, do you watch the news? Hi team, I was speaking to a young African American aspiring grad student who want's to be a math and social studies teacher and in our conversation she said she doesn't watch the news. As a social studies teacher I basically told her it would be her job to watch the news or read the paper or something to stay current with what is going on in the world. <BR> <BR> My wife was riding home with a African American co-worker and in their conversation her co-worker said I didn't know Rosa Park... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 05:32:36 EST What's your favorite soul food? Fried catfish but I can't really eat it it now. I also like Liver and onions when the the gravy is good! Fri, 26 Nov 2010 00:03:51 EST what's your favorite wine? I like White Zin. Fri, 26 Nov 2010 00:00:09 EST Happy Thanksgiving Hi African American Sparkers. Enjoy ur holiday, but don't eat too much. They usually serve so much food, so I won't be eatin everything there. I'm going to my 2nd cousin's house, and yall be safe too, n try to stick to ur diet, if you're on one. Here's some tips on a low calorie Thanksgiving dinner. <BR><BR>ition_articles.asp?id=324 <BR> <em>236</em> <em>247</em> Lavel Thu, 25 Nov 2010 00:26:21 EST what's you simple pleasure? We all have things in our lives that give us joy and happiness. Family, friends and of course the Word. But what are some of your simple pleasures? <BR> <BR> I enjoy won ton soup. I don't know why it keeps me coming back. I also love gumbo but I don'y make it all of the time. My non-food related pleasure is a good work out and a long bath1 Fri, 19 Nov 2010 05:02:18 EST Your kid's daddy? A FB friend ask a question. She asked, "should she make her son see his sperm donor". It was sad to read because first of all it was on fb and and her son or at the least his friends and family might see this post. Don't people realize that when they speak negatively about a their child's parent it only hurt's the child. Sperm donor may sound funny but shouldn't she want him to be more than that for her son? What do y'all think? Sun, 14 Nov 2010 06:16:56 EST Single - Know your worth - What are U giving out? Your (the lady) responsibility is to let a man know that you are both Interested & Available. Once you do that, FALL BACK! ~Steven James Dixon~ Let's discuss this ladies & gentlemen... <BR> <BR> "If he can't take you out in public why you even bother" LOVE IT...LOVE IT!!!! <BR> <BR> I hope to hear from both the men and women here. Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:24:22 EST Dating and income? I have noticed lately that a few of my female friends are dating me men who are less educated than they are and earn less money too. How do you all feel about dating and income and dating and education level too? Wed, 3 Nov 2010 06:36:52 EST Thanksgiving healthy choices? What's the healthiest item on the menu beside water. And what about desert? Anybody baking with Splenda? There are a few diabetics in my family so my kids are planning to bake cakes with splenda Thanksgiving. Sun, 31 Oct 2010 09:39:18 EST Let us know when you vote! Let's show the pundits that African Americans vote! They think the only reason we voted was because Obama was black! Let's prove them wrong. Let your team mates know that you vote on Nov. 2, 2010. I want the whole team to be able to say they voted. THE GOOD LORD WILLIN' AND DA CREEK DON'T RISE! Sat, 30 Oct 2010 06:50:27 EST Workin it the only way I know how.... Greetings everyone! I joined SP back in January to continue to improve my lifestyle and I'm happy to say that I've been pretty successful at it. Always looking to join a group of interesting individuals along the way so I can learn something from others that they have picked during their journey. Looking forward to interacting with all of you. Keep sparkin! <BR> <BR> <em>403</em> Wed, 20 Oct 2010 10:23:33 EST How was your Sweeties Day? It's kind of a mid-western holiday. Here in Detroit it's supposed to be a time for the woman to acknowledge her man with gifts and such. So of course all I saw on face book was happy sweeties day to all of the single women out there making it. Blah, blah, blah... <BR> <BR> As for my day? Well my wife had to work over time but hey, bringing in extra income is a great gift. I'll take that every time. Sun, 17 Oct 2010 05:44:42 EST Up & Coming Birthdays October and November <BR> <BR> <BR> 30 - SECONDCHANCE2LV <BR> <BR> November <BR> 4 - LAVEL33 <BR> 17 - Cryssy1980 (B) <BR> 22- Cierapoet(B)July 6,2007 <BR> 24- Topazdiva (B) <BR> 27 - NURSES <BR> <BR> <BR> Add your so we get back to tracking our team members birthdays and other important dates. <BR> We hope you all have a wonderful birthday. Sat, 16 Oct 2010 23:06:29 EST My birthday is coming up soon <em>410</em> <BR> Hi African American Kings & Queens. My birthday is on Novermber 4th. <BR> From "Velma" Thu, 14 Oct 2010 03:26:26 EST Who Motivates You? After reading a member's blog I had to think about this and decided to ask you all "Who Motivates You" <BR> <BR> My motivation is all the older ppl I see walking the path...they give me no excuse to slack up...I see some riding bikes some walking with canes yes I said canes and some skating and most just walking and might I add some outwalking me....go figure that one...So these are the people that truly motivate me to keep going what about you... <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Sep 2010 23:37:13 EST Thought of the Day... "If you don't know what your passion is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it." <BR> <BR> ~Oprah Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:43:09 EST Real Age Tip... Eat This Carb to Prevent Strokes <BR> <BR> Here's a carb you shouldn't have any qualms about eating, because it's loaded with a stroke-stopping ingredient: potatoes. <BR> <BR> Whether you favor fingerling, red, or russets, spuds are loaded with potassium. <BR> <BR> And in a recent study, men and women who consumed the most potassium had a 20 percent lower risk of stroke compared with those who consumed the least amount of the mineral. <BR> <BR> The Makings of a Mineral <BR> The reason po... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:40:21 EST Daily Inspiration "To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so." <BR> <BR> Walter Scott Mon, 20 Sep 2010 01:04:12 EST Daily Motivation BE PREPARED WHEN OPPORTUNITY COMES <BR> <BR> Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet. When you're prepared, your chance for success will come. You can change chance into good fortune if you're ready. <BR> <BR> By the law of periodical repetition, everything which as happened once must happen again and again and again. Not capriciously, but at regular periods, and each thing in it's own period, and each obeying it's own law. <BR> <BR> There is a tide in your affairs, when tak... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 01:03:53 EST Our Daily Bread... <BR> <BR> Roughing The Pastor <BR> September 18, 2010 <BR> <BR> READ: 1 Timothy 5:17-25 <BR> <BR> Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the Word and doctrine. —1 Timothy 5:17 <BR> <BR> I was at my grandson’s eighth-grade football game when the referee indicated there was a penalty and stopped play. Apparently, after the ball was thrown, the boy who passed it was tackled, prompting a penalty flag. The announcer from the pr... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 19:32:06 EST Daily Bible Verse... September 18 <BR> <BR> Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. – James 4:7 Sat, 18 Sep 2010 19:29:25 EST Word Of The Day... September 18 <BR> <BR> wend \WEND\, verb: <BR> <BR> 1. To pursue or direct (one's way). <BR> 2. To proceed or go. Sat, 18 Sep 2010 19:24:30 EST Today In Television History... September 18 <BR> <BR> 1955 - The "Ed Sullivan Show" began on CBS-TV. The show had been "The Toast of the Town" since 1948. <BR> <BR> 1957 - "The Big Record" premiered on CBS-TV. The show only lasted one season. <BR> <BR> 1963 - "The Patty Duke Show" premiered on ABC-TV. <BR> <BR> 1965 - The first episode of "I Dream of Jeannie" was shown on NBC-TV. The last show was televised on September 1, 1970. <BR> <BR> 1969 - Tiny Tim announced on "The Tonight Show" to Johnny Carson his engagement ... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 19:23:45 EST Daily Holiday... Yom Kippur (Jewish - Sept 18) <BR> Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn day of the Jewish year and is observed on the tenth day of Tishri. It is a day of fasting, reflection and prayers. <BR> <BR> Yom Kippur is a day of "NOT" doing. There is no blowing of the Shofar and Jews may not eat or drink, as fasting is the rule. It is believed that to fast on Yom Kippur is to emulate the angels in heaven, who do not eat, drink, or wash. <BR> <BR> On Yom Kippur the Book of Life is clo... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 18:46:01 EST Did You Know... Did You Know? <BR> Facts, Figures & Folklore <BR> About Fall / Autumn <BR> Sept 18 : 04 days to Fall <BR> <BR> Did you know that the word autumn comes from the French word, automne? <BR> <BR> The word came into common usage around the 16th century, before which "harvest" was used to refer to this time of year. The use of harvest fell out of popularity as people gradually began living in towns and working the land became less common. <BR> <BR> Did you know that Americans colloq... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 13:50:10 EST Joke Of The Day... A young man at this construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone based on his strength. He especially made fun of one of the older workman. After several minutes, the older worker had enough. <BR> <BR> "Why don't you put your money where you mouth is?" he said. "I'll bet a week's wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to the other building that you won't be able to wheel back." <BR> <BR> "You're on, old man," the young man replied. "Let's see what you've got." ... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 12:59:09 EST The big fall challenge! Well my favorite season is here! Fall, it's hardly ever too hot to workout outside, You can always throw on a hat or extra sweats plus there are some great family holidays and let's not forget FOOTBALL!! <BR> <BR> The only problem is if your not careful you can gain weight like a bear preparing to sleep for the winter. Trust me I know! Anyway' the challenge is to not have to post a New Year's resolution in January talking about how you plan to lose the weight you gained in the fall! <BR>... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 15:02:14 EST What are your gifts and talents? I was just wondering what your gifts and talents were. I think I was blessed with intelligence, patients, the ability to communicate well with others and of course a wonderful family. Fri, 3 Sep 2010 08:05:33 EST What's on your Grill ? Labor Day is here what's your plan? <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 Sep 2010 06:31:07 EST I Want My Sexy Back I have tried to be confident in myself at all times. This included me at my heaviest. It is just time to incorporate a healthier lifestyle that includes a better diet and more exercise. I have over the years cut back don't want to say diet and lost a couple of pounds. I have started getting more exercise in and fell off that wagon too. I have never really incorporated eating healthier and exercising at the same time. <BR> It's now time~~~~~~ Sat, 28 Aug 2010 15:34:30 EST Heb 12:1 & 2 Heb 12:1 & 2 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud ofwitnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth soeasily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is setbefore us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for thejoy that was set before hi...m endured the cross, despising the shame, andis set down at the right hand of the throne of God. <BR> Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:27:45 EST "FRIENDS" Why is it that your closes "FRIENDS" don't see the change in your weightloss? Is it jealously? and why aren't they supportive. If they are your friends wouldn't they try to be supportive? When you try to talk to them about it they just strug it off like it's nothing. This is a big part of my life and I want to at least share it. Why Why Why? <BR> <em>234</em> Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:35:14 EST one thing our family members could do... Our families go through our weightloss journies with us. They can support or undermind our efforts. I know that ultimately it's up to us to lose the weight exercise eat right and live a healthier life style but what can our families do to help? If you could give them a list of what they can do to help you what would you write? Mon, 23 Aug 2010 14:27:19 EST August week 4 challenge Ok, if your still with me I'm going video this week. I plan to use some type of work out video at least 3 times this week in the morning. And yes I still plan to workout out side twice a week and get my water. If your game let us know what videos you use. Sun, 22 Aug 2010 23:00:03 EST Why it it OK to say... Why is it ok to say a man has got to take care of his kids but not his woman. I mean, it is his responsibility to pay child support. I'm not debating that but I don't think we are preparing our children to support their families! That means your wife and children or your husband too. I think we tell our children stuff like you don't have to marry that girl as long as you take care of your son far too often! Sometimes people use protection and still conceive a child by mistake during casua... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 16:02:30 EST reverse discrimination? OK, here's the deal: a lady on one of my other teams posted a thread "whites only" I guess that was supposed to be an attention grabber. Her real issue was the fact that teams like this one and she mentioned BBQ seemed to only be for black people. <BR> <BR> She complained called it sad, segregation and asked how can we progress if we separate ourselves. She also said that if white people formed a whites only team would it be acceptable? Now those aren't her exact words I'm paraphrasing ... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 10:01:07 EST 2 Corinth 1: 20 2 Cr 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. Fri, 20 Aug 2010 08:33:59 EST Jambo everyone!! Hey yall, I'm Claire. Just want to say thanks for everyone being so nice & welcoming in this group. Don't have much to say but glad to be here! <BR> <BR> God bless! Thu, 19 Aug 2010 17:35:36 EST