SparkPeople A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss Team Messageboard Women of allshades supporting along the journey and maintenance togetherLet's motivate and inspire each other Let's challenge each other to look&feel good SparkPeople A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss Team Messageboard New year New you Did you make a new years resolution concerning weight and health? If so what do you want to do? Sun, 6 Jan 2019 03:50:42 EST Favorite healthy snacks Never knew popcorn had so many recipes and options Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:39:17 EST Tips Carry snacks Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:36:21 EST You favorite workout What's your favorite workout Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:28:25 EST Getting back on track What to do about mess up days Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:24:45 EST What's your favorite fall colors Loving Plum Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:22:28 EST What makeup do you wear to feel special Loving all the new glitter makeup. Rhianna has a new line I heard. Anyone heard anything Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:20:24 EST Goals What are your thoughts goals plans. Let's share. We can do it Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:18:48 EST me time What do you do for yourselves when you have a few minutes Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:44:28 EST ur favorite movie Braveheart Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:42:43 EST post a icon of your mood <em>335</em> <em>381</em> <em>465</em> <em>408</em> Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:41:41 EST tv shows. ur favorite, what ur now watching Favorite is Hanna barberra cartoons with snaggle puss and Yogi bear, watching empire and star Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:39:07 EST what makes u confident I love makeup Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:36:06 EST do you wear nail polish. what's your favorite Post your favorite colors or share a pic Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:34:52 EST do you have a journal\ notebook let's create topic Let's create topics and share pictures. If you want to join in a notebook is a easy way to get involved if you want in. Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:33:30 EST breakfast ideas Oatmeal is the new bagel with cream cheese Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:31:09 EST share healthy snack ideas Trying to Carry snack packs with me more often Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:29:11 EST fall fashion tips Let's share. Even in getting healthy we should be extra cute <em>247</em> <em>465</em> Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:27:46 EST let's make 2018 count Anyone getting a jump start on the new year Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:24:16 EST Seasoning How do you season your food to make it taste good? I really want my efforts to be noticed this time. (Collards, peas, meats, etc) Sun, 18 Oct 2015 07:18:49 EST Let's do a Spring Challenge here Who up for it? Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:54:50 EST Hello! I am a 40 year old wife and mom of two living in Atlanta. I've been on my journey since 8/2014 at the urging of my son and my own commitment. I weighed 275 pounds at my largest. I had a hysterectomy last month and am thisclose to being cleared to go back to the gym. I didn't realize how much I missed it. As of today, my weight is 252 pounds. I do have 52 pounds to go, but I am focused. <BR> <BR> I've realized that I live for my kids, husband and work. I now have to live for me. That means t... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:08:38 EST Live your change What things do you envision yourself doing at your goal weight that can be started right now? Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:10:06 EST Hi I'm new here! I found this group through a spark people page and I wish you all luck on your weight loss, God Bless you all! Sun, 15 Jun 2014 21:55:17 EST Hello hi hi I just joined a few days ago. Just wondering how everyone is getting on with their goals and what works for you. :) Wed, 5 Feb 2014 13:28:09 EST Fitness Camp If anybody is in the Atlanta GA area and is interested in attending a fitness camp that specializes in total body work outs, Please send me a spark mail for the information. <em>331</em> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:46:38 EST September WOW can you believe its only four months left in this year? I cant. Seems like time just flew by. Before we know it Christmas will be here. In which brings me to my question. Your goals that you set for this year did you meet them? are you still on track? Post your progress here please? <BR> Sun, 1 Sep 2013 15:37:48 EST Hi Hello all. I am Yinka. I am 38 and I would like to lose at least 100 lbs before I turn 40. I have a daughter who is 16 and is pretty active and I would like to be able to do fun things with her without getting so tired, before she completely grows up and moves out. I would also like for her to see a good example of health. As for myself, I have struggled with weight for a while. I have a vision of how I want to look and feel now and I think that being a member of SparkPeople can help me... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:21:53 EST Eating clean i know proper nutrition, however i am struggling with eating clean? Any suggestions? Wed, 10 Jul 2013 23:03:23 EST Happy Memorial Day I pray everyone is having a healthy and safe Holiday. Please lets remember those who gave their lives to protect us. God Bless. Mon, 27 May 2013 21:29:52 EST Introduction.. Hello team members. My name is Shantelle I'm from SC.. I've decided to give Spark People a try after hearing nothing but great things! My weight loss journey has been struggle after struggle failure after failure .. It took some time but I am finally on the right path!! With high hopes of you guys encouragement motivation and recipes Nice to meet every one have a great day!! Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:17:19 EST staying healthy doing challenging times What do you do when times are challenging? Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:21:43 EST Hello! I'm new to the team and I can't wait to interact with each of you! Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:55:16 EST repeating What is the one thing you keep doing over and over again on this journey knowing it don't work? Fri, 1 Feb 2013 22:28:28 EST whats eating you? My trainer asked me this question. Whats eating you the reason why you sabotage your weight loss? Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:45:42 EST New year new You What plans have you set in place this year to become a new healthy you? Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:25:37 EST REALITY CHECK 2013! Obesity is a black girls enemy! Obesity kills & causes so many health issues for black women!! Obesity is not our friend!!! Tue, 8 Jan 2013 15:00:50 EST Hello How are you all doing? I'm am 46 yrs old, looking to lose 70 lbs, I saw a pic of Jill Scott, read her blog about weight loss and she talked about this group. She is an inspiration to me. I started working out but stopped. I've tried eating right but that was even harder. I am looking for a real support team. My husband and I have agreed to start working out on Monday,. Please wish me luck. I've also heard about the recipes. Can someone give me info on the fees and menu ideas. I look forward t... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:11:21 EST how do you plan to eat healthy during the holidays The Holiday season officially begins tomorrow. How do you plan to continue your <BR> Healthy eating habits during this time of the year? Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:29:26 EST hello i am new to the team hello everyone i am new to this team.i am honored to be a member.i am 40 years my highest weight i was 270 pounds.lately i have been flip flopping back and forth between 190-209 pounds,i am trying to breakthrough this road block i am now stuck at.i am hoping to get down to the process of learning new things,i hope to get to know you all.thank you. Sun, 7 Oct 2012 20:21:06 EST Daily Chat and Check ~ In, come on in & say hello Daily Chat and Check ~ In, come on in & say hello <em>104</em> Sun, 8 Jul 2012 12:42:03 EST Whats your new accomplishment Since starting my weight loss journey I have gain confidence. I finished a 2 mile obstacle course and a five mile mud run. Something I would of never dream of a year ago. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:25:50 EST Newbie! Hello Ladies! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the group. I'm 44 with 2 adult son's and a fury 1 yr old boy. I'm ready to make changes in my life for the better so I can live my life to the fullest. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 08:46:58 EST Support Good morning ladies. I would like to say congrats on working so hard on your weight loss. I was looking at the fitness board and ladies we have really put in some time to workout and take care of ourselves. This is wonderful. Keep up the great work. Sun, 22 Jan 2012 08:42:58 EST Hello :) Hi ladies <BR> I'm new to the group. I'm 21 and I'm ready to make changes for the better so I can live to the fullest <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:37:13 EST fruits and vegetables Yesterday while talking to a friend. I decided for personal reasons to do daniels diet. If your not familiar with daniels diet. Its a biblcle base diet. You consume nothing but fruits, vegetables,nuts and beans foer 21 days. Also only beverage is water. Has anyone ever only consumed fruits and vegetables only? If so how long Mon, 9 Jan 2012 17:22:00 EST Your proud moment What have you done today that made you proud? Sat, 7 Jan 2012 05:58:55 EST Goals During our journey of becoming healthy what are your short term goals and long term goals? Fri, 6 Jan 2012 18:49:30 EST What Are You Eating That's Clean For Breakfast?? So this team is based off the oh so wonderful website A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss which the main focus is clean eating. I am wondering what are we eating as clean foods for breakfast. Feel free to post your meal choices so your team members can get other ideas ad tips for clean eating in the A.M. Have a great day ladies... Happy Losing!!!! Tue, 3 Jan 2012 00:09:38 EST hi newbie here I I'm Stacy I'm new to the site i just recently had my 3rd child 5 weeks ago and I'm ready for a life style change since my first I've been packing on the weight with each pregnancy and I'm just ready to get it off hopefully during my journey i will get to know some of you wonderful ladies. <BR> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 10:06:48 EST 21 miles a week, Walk it Off Starts Now Start today 3 miles per day = 21miles in 1 week. <BR> <BR> Come Join Me start this week or anytime. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post here how you are doing. Sun, 23 Oct 2011 14:36:11 EST Season Changing again, What's your PLAN? How will you be working out now that the season is changing. Sun, 23 Oct 2011 14:27:33 EST CO-LEADERS NEEDED Please Join me Check this and let me know if you like to join me. I could use your help here <link><BR>e_detail.asp?challenge=7 </link> Sun, 23 Oct 2011 14:08:40 EST What's Playing? Music Time ! playlist; Come on add the Music !!!!!!!!!!!1 <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 20:19:38 EST CAFE GRATIUDE - A DAY of THANKS Gratitude is an expression of Authenticity! <BR> <BR> <BR> It sounds simple, yet the expression of sincere gratitude is rare…witness the ... world where convention rather than authenticity rules most of our communication. ... <BR> <BR> 1. condition of being grateful; a warm sense of appreciation of kindness received, involving a feeling of goodwill towards the benefactor and a desire to do something in return; gratefulness Sun, 9 Oct 2011 14:46:14 EST I challenge each of you to post This your place.come by huddle, post add a challenge or more. Tue, 4 Oct 2011 23:52:42 EST New Members Goodies- Just in here Because I've been sick most of this Month I have not did well by sending out Welcome Goodies. <BR> <BR> Calling ALL SEPTEMBER-New Members - Who join us this Month add a word or an emoticon. We will do our best to send out your <em>235</em> goodies. <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 19:30:45 EST What's going on today? How's your day going? <BR> Today I didn't do much I workout with the grandchildren . Walking with my daughter was fun today. Sat, 17 Sep 2011 22:04:58 EST Hello I'm new to this group but not to SP. I've been at it almost 2 years. I'm glad I found you. Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:45:58 EST Newbie Hello Sparkpeople! <BR> <BR> I am a newbie to the site. I've finally gotten tired of the yo-yo weight cycle, the self loathing in the dressing room, and the random spurts of gym visits that only last about a month. I want to be fit again, but this time FOREVER! I've always wanted to run a marathon...but I know that you have to start crawling before you can run. Joining Sparkpeople is the first step in achieving my goals. I hope to find accountability partners here, individuals who will encou... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 09:58:35 EST Very Thankful!!!! I'm new to here and really don't know what to post. I just wanna say I'm so glad we have strong support groups such as this one that encourages us, and keeps us motivated. <em>304</em> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 17:30:38 EST CHANGE THE WAY YOU EAT: "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 18:19:01 EST Friendship Start with a Meeting: Have you met your Team mates yet? Have you stop by someone page today? Try stopping by a team mates you don't knows page each day and get to know more about them as they learn more about you. <BR> <BR> Come by here a met too. Tell us who you are. I'll go 1st here. <BR> <BR> I'm a mother of six and a grandmother of five, a Caterer and a Manger cook for one of the School system here. I love to cook and bake. I walk daily 5 to 12 miles each day outside and on the treadmill. I go to the gym fi... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 13:10:20 EST Freeze Food - Healthy Freezer? Freeze Food <BR> <BR> Make large batches of soup, stews and chili, and freeze them in individual containers. When you’re short on time, you can throw one in your bag and your lunch will be thawed by the time you’re ready for it. <BR> Wed, 3 Aug 2011 16:53:49 EST No turning back... Hi. I've been thinking about lifestyle change for a while and right now a friend of mine and I are competing for results by Oct. 1st. Because I'm very competitive this may be what I need. The hardest part for me is self-control. Tue, 2 Aug 2011 18:20:09 EST BAD HABIT or is it just me? TELL US: What terrible eating habit would you like to break? Here are a few of mys <BR> -Poor Meal Planning <BR> -Too Many Meals Away From Home <BR> -Too Many Processed Foods <BR> -Too Much Added Sugar <BR> -Mindless Eating (bored, tired, stressed, sad, happy) <BR> -Spineless eating (scared to say no) <BR> -Closet Eater (nobody is watching) <BR> -Not Eating Together <BR> -Eating on the Run <BR> -Giant Portion Sizes (eyes bigger than stomach) <BR> -Too Many Liquid Calories (sodas, alcohol, ju... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 00:54:58 EST HOW DO WE PUT ACTION HERE? Come! Stop here and " TELL US " what you see as a help to putting life back here.. <BR> <em>306</em> <em>220</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> A bird does not fly, it is flown. Success requires that you recognize currents. Allowing other people to hinder your evolution, because they can't see your end results in miscarriage of your hopes. Life's challenges, circumstances & situations exist for a reason - to perfect you. Release those who don't get it. Immersing yourself in other peoples... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 12:41:56 EST DRINK-UP 6-8 glasses today. <em>248</em> Sun, 24 Jul 2011 18:11:48 EST Weight In Time!!! WEEKLY 7 / 24 - 175 Sun, 24 Jul 2011 18:09:28 EST WHAT'S YOUR WORKOUT DAY LIKE? <em>311</em> Today Sun, 24 Jul 2011 18:06:28 EST Eat FRUIT & VEGGIE (8 or more) TODAY <em>248</em> Sun, 24 Jul 2011 18:01:24 EST Did You Eat Your BREAKFAST? <em>248</em> Sun, 24 Jul 2011 17:58:59 EST WORKOUT TO - JUST LISTERN TO Pastor Marvin Winans sings Well Done <link><BR>feature=player_embedded#at=50 </link> <BR> <BR> What are you listening to. Sun, 24 Jul 2011 16:29:43 EST What's your plan 8/28? 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 15:15:07 EST A place For any Questions I this is a place where you can come and ask any questions you may have. Your questions will be answer. So feel free to ask away...Sandy Sun, 24 Jul 2011 03:02:05 EST Can I get a WOO HOO! Ladies: Who's in the house with us? <BR> <BR> Can I get a WOO HOO! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:51:34 EST FAVORITE anyone If the goal is to limit processed foods, what do we replace it with? Here, let’s share our favorite recipes, focusing on healthier dining! <BR> <BR> Excerpted from Recipes | A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss <BR> <BR> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 02:01:29 EST What Foods are you eating a lot of? Share the foods you eat a lot of so we can see what we may need to EAT MORE or LESS off in the coming Months to drop some pounds. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll start: <BR> <BR> Chicken everyday if I could but now it's 4x a week <BR> <BR> Rice ( brown now) I use to eat a lot of white before coming here. <BR> <BR> Ground Beef ( less than 3x a week ) <BR> <BR> Lots of fresh fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> More than 10 glasses of water. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 01:21:39 EST Give yourself an exercise challenge I <em>311</em> 120 minutes 2x a day. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 01:07:45 EST Dumbbell Bicep Curl / Hammer Bicep Curl- 3x a week Dumbbell Bicep Curl <BR> <BR> I’ll be more into lifting heavy! – but a 5lb (or even a 3lb) weight will suffice for a beginner, and for someone who’s simply trying to make use of what they have on hand? A water bottle works equally well. Give it a shot! <BR> <BR> Excerpted from Dumbbell Bicep Curl | A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss <BR> <BR> Arms, exercise, workout at home, workout at the office, workout routine <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hammer Bicep Curls <BR> <BR> If you do... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:58:42 EST Booty, exercise 3x a week-8 Count Lunge and Squat 8 Count Lunge and Squat <BR> <BR> I don’t deny or hide my love for booty exercises. I mean, I like having a nice little bump, but I’m not trying to have the saggy crease line that we often see being offered up as “sexy.” Um, no thanks. That’s not a fit booty. I’ll pass! LOL <BR> <BR> Excerpted from 8 Count Lunge and Squat | A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> How's your work out? Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:48:55 EST Do U have Routine. for working out? how did you come up with your weight training routine? Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:08:10 EST I CHALLENGE EACH OF U 2 WALK Take a 30 minute walk if you are new to moving. <BR> Take an hour walk if you been doing this longer <BR> Take a walk with Times that best for you. Tue, 12 Jul 2011 22:47:37 EST Fitness Style / Faith In Fitness MOVE IT! Putting All Your Faith In Fitness <BR>;m <BR> I start to work out. First day on the treadmill, and… nothing? What do you mean, nothing? Aw screw this, where’s the donuts? <BR> <BR> <link>blackgirlsguidetoweight&#8203;loss.c<BR>om/?p=912 </link> <BR> <BR> The 80/20 Rule… Fitness Style <BR>;m <BR> Give up 80% of my successes because of the 20% that I struggled with? I don't think so! <BR> <link>blackgirlsguideto... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 22:43:07 EST Impact Your HealthTalk about here. How Soft Drinks Impact Your Health <BR>;m <BR> Asthma, kidney issues, teeth issues, heart disease, reproductive issues, blood sugar issues, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes? And... you're still... <link>blackgirlsguidetoweight&#8203;loss.c<BR>om/?p=1898 </link> <BR> <BR> Rule: If It Makes A Health Claim… It’s Probably Lying <BR>;m <BR> Well, what if it says [this] on the box? Doesn't that make a difference? No. <BR... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 22:36:44 EST Check Out LINK of the DAY each day Self-Compassion: A Key Factor In Weight Loss <BR>;m <BR> How showing ourselves a little - or a lot - of sympathy can help lead to better and longer-lasting weight loss. <BR> <BR> Blog <link>blackgirlsguidetoweight&#8203;loss.c<BR>om/?p=7831 </link> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 22:28:55 EST Self-Com passion: A Key Factor In Weight Loss Today I walk out side and in the Gym. I did not eat any sweet today. Tue, 12 Jul 2011 22:24:35 EST Black Girl Chat Room: Let Me Tell U! Be yourself 100%. No additives, no masks, and no imitations. Dr. Davis <BR> <BR> The one thing that seem to hold people back is fear and dedication.. A lot of us are afraid of "CHANGE" and you know what "It's normal". There are a lot of things that come with change and one of them is fear of becoming a different person. Let me give you the perfect example.. I was afraid of having a strong connection with God because I would have to give up a lot of things I enjoyed, but I came to this concl... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 22:06:10 EST Are you friend on Facebook A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss is on facebook . I join soon after they set up I think and I love them there. Sat, 9 Jul 2011 20:33:47 EST Guess What it's YOUR time . Okay after hearing ALL the EXCUSES it's time for positive action ...Here is your new thread.... <BR> <BR> The rules of Guess What??? are: <BR> <BR> On this thread you can share WHATEVER you like….if you lost weight… your GED….got engaged…got on a pair of jeans that you couldn't before…..whatever you like.....You decide!!! That simple...I will keep it as a sticky long as it is used actively...if not I will drop it...So if your a little shy about starting a topic..This is for... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 20:06:35 EST I'm about to upgrade to a new me... Hello Team. my name is Tammy (Tam2.0). I have been obese for 13 years and I have finally reached my breaking point. I stepped on the scale last week and saw 340 pounds. That is the largest weight I have ever been. I refuse to stay or go back to that weight ever again. I am tired of being unhealthy. I am tired of having swollen feet and ankles all year around. I am tired of aching back and knees. I just want to be healthy and being able to shop for clothes in a store instead of online would he... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 20:44:58 EST Newbie - Hi Ladies Hi my name is Tatirah & I am a 30 yr old mom of a beautiful 11 month old girl. I have been apart of Spark a little under a month now & was browsing around the site & came across this team. After checking out the site I fell in love with it & had to join this team. Erika's story has been so inspiring & motivating to me. I have struggled with my weight for years now & after becoming a mom & seeing relatives pass away due to health issues I have decided to los... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 15:32:06 EST Memorial Day Challenge <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> and commit to the challenge! <BR> <BR> It's all up to you to decide what you are going to challenge yourself to do this month. You know where you are, you know what you need to do, and remember, all the motivation and the cheerleading in the world does not take the responsibilty away from you! This is your challenge. <BR> <BR> You make the call! You decide your <em>292</em> ! You decide your <em>56</em> . <BR> <BR> Update as frequently as you ... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 23:25:43 EST Clean Eating Challenge Hi! I started the Clean Eating challenge on A Black Girl's Guide to Weight Loss. The challenge starts today! Hit me up if you'll be doing it, too! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-are-you-eating/presenting-the-7-day-c<BR>lean-eating-challenge/ </link> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 19:53:28 EST Hi Ladies! Hi!!! I'm Vanessa, 34 single mom of a 9 yr old girl. I've lost roughly 65 pounds in the past year and I am trying so hard to lose these last 45 pounds for good!!! Iam looking for new friends and all the support I can get!!! Looking forward to getting to know yall! Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:36:22 EST Tag, You're It! OK! In order to help us get in our Fitness Minutes for the Easter Sunday Challenge, and to help us get in our water, fruits and vegetables, and special time for ourself, we are going to play a game of tag. This requires everyone's involvement, so I am hoping that I can get full commitment from each of you. Check into the thread in the Introduce Yourself to Team Forum daily. Read the last post, do what it says, then put in the next challenge for the next person. You can post on another tea... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 09:38:44 EST Easter Sunday Challenge <em>452</em> <em>450</em> <em>451</em> <em>449</em> <em>453</em> <em>448</em> <em>452</em> <em>450</em> <em>451</em> <BR> <BR> Time for the Easter Sunday Challenge! <BR> <BR> Easter Sunday is 5 Sundays from today. Let's work hard to lose another 10 pounds or 10 inches in 5 weeks. Today is a good day to reassess, weigh in, take your measurements, and get moving. <BR> <BR> Each week we will update <BR> <BR> SW : <BR> CW: <BR> GW : <BR> FM: <BR> TI: <BR> <BR> <em>452</em> <em>... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 10:44:01 EST St. Patrick's Day! Happy St. Patty's day all! While you may or may not wear something green today, make sure you EAT SOMETHING GREEN today! Why not celebrate this way all weekend? <em>4</em> <em>137</em> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 08:41:36 EST Weigh In <em>192</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> <em>192</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> <em>192</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> Since this is a guide to weight loss, I think we need to take account of what we are doing for weight loss. Some women suggest weighing in everyday, I know weight loss programs usually suggest once a week, and some of us are more comfortable with once a month. Go ahead and use this board to update your weight as frequently as you feel the need to. It will giv... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 06:57:41 EST A Black Girl's Confession OK ladies, sometimes we just need to confess. Even if you don't track it, this is the spot to put the food that you ate, that you know you probably should not have or you ate more than you tracked, or you get the picture right? Also, you can confess if you have not worked out the way you know you should have. Confess it then choose to make better choices tomorrow. Fri, 4 Mar 2011 00:38:00 EST Hello....I'm a newbie Hi peeps...My name is Phoenix aka Journey2lovinme.....I have started, stopped and restarted programs and groups a thousand times but when I came across this group I felt like I needed to join in.... I visited the website and think it will be an excellent resource.....I am looking forward to growing as a person and losing this weight as well.....good luck and we'll be talking I'm sure..... <BR> <BR> XOXOOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXO Wed, 16 Feb 2011 16:08:59 EST Daily Movement Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> Use this post to post your daily movement, be it the steps you take ex. 10,000 steps = 5 miles or your fitness activity, ex. cleaned house = windows and floors or Slim in 6 DVD... <BR> <BR> <BR> Stay accountable. In order to lose, you need to move! <BR> <BR> <em>135</em> <em>231</em> <em>402</em> <em>326</em> <em>135</em> <em>231</em> <em>402</em> <em>326</em> <em>135</em> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 01:22:53 EST St. Patrick's Day Challenge <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <em>440</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> St. Patrick's Day is March 17th. Since we are all interested in losing weight, I thought it might be fun to have a little competition going on. The challenge is to lose 10 pounds by March 17th, St. Patrick's Day. To keep it simple, and so I don't get frustrated with lack of participation, we will have just one message board for the whole... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 15:35:45 EST Black History Month, Heart Healthy Month Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Since I'm thinking that almost everyone on this team is probably going to be a Black Girl (Woman), I thought we would and should take the time to recognize Black History Month as well as take the month to realize the severity of heart disease and how it affects so many Black Women. <BR> <BR> Let's use this month and post to better educate ourselves on black history and heart health. If you have found any information from reading through the Spark Articles or on... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 11:09:04 EST KettleBell Workout Hey Ladies! <BR> <BR> Looking for new ideas to switch up your workouts? Try KettleBell training. Burn approximately 300 calories (or more) during a 25 minute workout. I did my first workout today. I bought a 7lb Kettlebell that came with an exercise dvd. The exercises got my heart rate up and wore out my arms and legs, broke a significant sweat too. <BR> <BR> Just thought I'd share this new workout with you all. If you try it, let me know what you think. <BR> <BR> B Sun, 23 Jan 2011 17:54:18 EST Hello Team Let me introduce myself my name is Meeshon and I am 37 years old. I just joined SP right before christmas and I have to say I am enjoying the SP community. I hope we can get this ball rolling and start new challenges and life time conversations. <BR> <BR> Blessings to everyone!! Mon, 10 Jan 2011 20:38:05 EST Youtubes Workout Videos What's your favorite youtube workout video? <BR> <BR> This week I am stuck on the best butt exercises. It looks a little corny but it really burns those thighs. What have you ladies come across that you would like to share. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 20:18:07 EST Short and Long-term Goals Hey everyone! What are the goals you are setting for yourselves? Maybe if we have some in common we can design a challenge to keep us accountable and motivated? <BR> <BR> Mine are exercising at least 45 minutes, 5 days a week, drinking a full glass of water before each meal/snack, and eating raw veggies for at least one meal a day, to lose 3-5 pounds a week, in the short term. Long term, my goal is to lose 90 pounds. Sun, 9 Jan 2011 18:03:05 EST Hello! I haven't been on Spark People for a long time but I'm back!!! I am 29, married, and I have 3 sons ages 3, 2, and 6 months. I am a Nursing Student. I have battled with weight all my life, but I am ready to put an end to that. My sister died the weekend before Christmas at age 40. She was obese and had diabetes. I can't keep down this road. I have to turn this thing around. <BR> <BR> Sooo...I'm working out everyday, eating pretty low carb, low fat, high veggie. I drink a full glass of water ... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 01:46:07 EST Anyone out there? Hi All, <BR> <BR> I joined this team a while ago and wanted to know: <BR> <BR> 1. What plan is everyone doing (WW, atkins, just eating healthy plus exercise, etc.) <BR> <BR> 2. Would you all be interested in starting a team challenge? <BR> <BR> I'm new here and I just figured we could help motivate each other. I'm down about 22 lbs and I have about 90 more to go! So, I need all the help I can get! :) Sat, 13 Nov 2010 21:37:57 EST Hello Glad I found this group. Looking to jumpstart my program and have a great support group. <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 18 Sep 2010 16:27:32 EST Hola! Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm MissJoi. I found BGG2WL via twitter. I love her story and what she's doing to help other black girls get to where she is now. I'm very interested in the clean eating aspect of her approach. I think it's nothing but beneficial. I'm looking forward to discussing her methods and advice/suggestions and participating in a plan to make it work. <BR> <BR> Last, but not least, I'm happy to be a part of this group here on SparkPeople! Fri, 20 Aug 2010 10:34:08 EST Hi! Hello All, <BR> <BR> I just came across the the Black Girl's Guide to Weighloss blog yesterday. I could really use some accountablity and support. So it's testimony time. I have been on a zillion diets and lifestyle change attempts. I'm 29 and will be 30 in November and really want this to be my last unhealthy year. In August 2009, I was at my highest weight of 239lbs and was in a size 20 (trust me tears were shed). I lost the first 25lbs on Jenny Craig (I joined the day after I found out I ... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 12:30:29 EST Hello everyone My name is Carla and I'm so glad that Erika started this challenge and team. <BR> I'm a big fan of her blog and it has really opened my eyes to things that I never really paid attention to before. <BR> I am a former WW member and have been de-programming myself from the point system since the beginning of this month - and believe me, it is not an easy task! <BR> My goal throughout this challenge is to consistently count my calories (including weekends, when I tend to not eat very well). <BR> ... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 09:10:38 EST Greetings Hi Everyone! My name is Donna and I love reading the BGG2WL blog, so I'm super excited about this team. I have about 80# to remove from my body. Remove, not lose because I never want to find them again. <BR> <BR> Best of luck to all of us! Wed, 23 Jun 2010 00:05:06 EST Hi There! I'm Teri and I'm so excited that BBG2WL has a Spark Team. I enjoy the blog and I'm looking forward to what is to come! <BR> <BR> I'm working on a 50 pound weight loss journey. It's a struggle, but I'm up for it. <BR> <BR> T Tue, 22 Jun 2010 12:56:04 EST Tina Fite Hi all, <BR> <BR> Finally two of my favorite websites come together - BGG2WL and! LOVING IT!! <BR> <BR> Anyway, my name is as the topic states: Tina Fite. I am a member of already and love this site to pieces! You can find out more about me by following this link: <link><BR>NAFITE </link> <BR> <BR> So without further or due, I've got to get my fitness day started. Turbo Jam is calling my name. Hope to meet more of y... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 10:27:25 EST Hola! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to say hello. I'm very excited about being a part of this group. I've successfully shed 50 lbs on my own but I have another 100 or so to go before I'm at my goal. I'm hoping that I'll find great support and be able to be a support to others. <BR> <BR> Tai Tue, 22 Jun 2010 00:53:11 EST Hello Hi, <BR> I have been struggling with my weight all my life! This time it different because I really want to make a difference in my heath. So I am going to try clean eating and take this journey 20 lbs at a time! <em>249</em> Mon, 21 Jun 2010 21:44:09 EST Me! Hey Everyone my name is Lavy. I am a 25 yr old grad student. I am a huge fan of the site. I have been motivated by Erika's success and I too hope to lose weight. Altogether, I'm shooting for 60 pounds! Wow, its hard to type that. But this challenge is a good way to start..... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 16:21:57 EST