SparkPeople Look Better Naked Team Messageboard A great group of people seeking to feel and look better naked! SparkPeople Look Better Naked Team Messageboard Do you like tan skin? I like tan skin, the best tanning lotion <link><BR>otion.html </link> I've used is Ed Hardy Coconut Kisses Golden indoor tanning lotion <link><BR>otion.html </link> . Anyone can recommend some other lotions for me? <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:04:53 EST Hello from New Jersey Hello everyone! I'm Dylan, D for short. I am 23 and I have never felt sexy. I want to lose weight and make peace with my body. My boyfriend finds me sexy but I'm hoping by losing this weight and working out will help me get some confidence Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:00:14 EST Hi From Florida I'm Vicki and I've been a member of sparkpeople off and on for the last 7-8 years. In that time I've managed to yo-yo myself up about 130 lbs. I'll lose some weight then get compliant and gain it back plus more. But now I'm starting to have health issues that wouldn't be as bad if I were at a smaller size. <BR> I'm currently working to lose 74 lbs. Once I manage that, I'll see if I feel the need to go lower. Mon, 1 Aug 2016 16:40:21 EST Hello from Canada! Hello everyone! <BR> I am a 28 year old mother of two beautiful, energetic children and married to my best friend. I work full time at an eye care clinic and have let my health slide over the past few years but I am ready to make positive changes and look forward to meeting new people along the journey!! Sun, 10 Jul 2016 14:19:30 EST Lose Weight Naked How many ways can you "Lose Weight Naked"? Add a picture if you can. Perfect bodies not required. Remember our goal is to 'Look Better Naked', to look better than we did before. <BR> <BR> From SparkPeople 'Terms and Conditions': <BR> <BR> "No UGC images that might be considered "inappropriate". For example, we do not allow pictures that are sexually explicit/suggestive, too revealing, pictures in undergarments, or anything else our staff determines is not appropriate for the site. In genera... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:18:14 EST Stepping down I am stepping down as one of your team leaders. I do not feel I am making any real contribution to the team. If anyone is interested in taking my place please contact HONEYBEA. Thank you and good luck to all of you on your journeys. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:31:39 EST Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is almost here. What are your plans? Do you have any healthy dishes planned. Do you plan on getting any exercise in? <BR> <BR> I've got a special green bean dish planned with onions and mushrooms, plus a turkey breast, and ham. <BR> I will have company at my house for at least four days. I'm hoping the weather cooperates and we can get some walks in. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a good one. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:24:16 EST August goals I have an overall goal of dropping 40lbs by the beginning of December. breaking it down, that is 10lbs per month from now until December 1st. My 10th anniversary is Dec. 4th. I don;t know if we will have recovered financially by then or not to do something special, but just in case, I'm going to give myself the gift of being 40lbs lighter. <BR> What is your goal for August? Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:27:15 EST 100 crunches a day challenge. We did the 100 squats a day challenge so now how about a 100 crunches a day challenge? <BR> <BR> 10 crunches per day for one week. Add ten more crunches each week until you reach 100. That's it. That's the challenge. <BR> <BR> <BR> I post this in our team goals so we can all start a streak together. Start whenever you want. <BR> <BR> Good luck! Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:30:45 EST June Goals What are your goals for this month? <BR> <BR> My goal for the month is nutrition based. I need to get back on track and start eating healthier again. Main goal is to watch the fat grams. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 08:41:46 EST NEW 'TRAINING WITH WEIGHTS' CHALLENGE I have been involved in fitness, and weight loss, most of my life. Most of the time has been spent simply trying to drop weight without really changing the appearance of my body beyond the number on the scale. <BR> When I finally started working out with weights, my body changed dramatically. I have heard women say the 'I don't want to get big!' line when objecting to working out with weights. Ladies, that's just not going to happen unless you're taking steroids and even then, you'll never b... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:35:48 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 9 Mar 2014 05:32:08 EST March Goals What are your goals for this month? <BR> <BR> Mine are pretty much the same as last month. I want to get in at LEAST 3 workouts a week (hopefully more) for at LEAST 30 to 45 minutes....if I can get in longer ones all the better. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to lose 3 pounds. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 10:28:08 EST Still freezing in SD Hi all! My name is Pam - I'm embarassed to say I have been on Spark a few times & managed to lose motivation and leave. I am back for a 4TH time & determined to make it happen this time! I am about to become a first-time grandma in the next week or so & have got to get fit to keep up with that new baby boy! <em>41</em> <BR> Check out my SparkPage - always looking for friends that can help with motivation and that kick in the pants that I need about twice a week!! <em>211</em> Thu, 6 Mar 2014 15:40:11 EST Weighing in?? How often do you weigh yourself? <BR> <BR> I used to weigh myself almost everyday. I now only do it a couple of times a week. I used to be obsessed by it, but since I've restarted my journey I've been a lot better. I'm not judging myself anymore by what the scale says. <BR> <BR> If you do weigh yourself every day I'm challenging you to step away from the scale and weigh in only once or twice a week. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:03:35 EST 100 squats a day challenge! Here it is. Can you do it? Read all the info in the post connected to the link before you begin. <BR> Good luck! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>el/ </link> <BR> <BR> 10 squats per day for one week. Add ten more squats each week until you reach 100. That's it. That's the challenge. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:51:46 EST What are you proud of today? Today I'm proud that I stayed away from the danishes and pastries at breakfast. I also controlled myself and only got two strips of bacon. <BR> <BR> I also made it to the fitness center at the hotel and did 50 minutes on the elliptical. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:52:00 EST What equipment do you have? What equipment do you have at home to help you on your journey. Let us know what you have so we can some up with some challenges. <BR> <BR> I have dumbbells, a Wii fit, a ab roller, several workout DVD's, an elliptical, a weighted ball and some straps I got with a Pilates DVD. Fri, 7 Feb 2014 09:26:10 EST Fitness Tag Ok, let's play some tag. This is how fitness tag is going to work. <BR> <BR> I say "Do 10 wall push-up" <BR> <BR> Then someone else posts: <BR> <BR> 10 wall push-ups DONE <BR> <BR> Tag: 10 lunges <BR> <BR> Then the next person would do the lunges then tag another fitness exercise. <BR> <BR> So let's play <BR> <BR> <BR> 10 wall push-ups <BR> <BR> Who's in? <BR> Tue, 4 Feb 2014 09:23:35 EST February goals What are your goals for this month. <BR> <BR> I have a busy month. My goal is to workout for 45 minutes 3 to 5 times a week. I'm hoping to lose 3 pounds this month. Tue, 4 Feb 2014 08:41:00 EST Hello from the Lou! Hey there everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Andrea. (Or Drea.) I'm a 26-year-old single mom from St. Louis. I have an (almost) 6-year-old son. <BR> <BR> I've been on SP since 2008. I dropped a bunch of weight with it before and now I'm looking to get a little further than that and reach some new fitness goals. I like to run 5K's and obstacle courses and I play on a rec volleyball team. I try to stay active and I'm always looking for new things to try. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for some new Spa... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:58:34 EST Weekly workout Hello everyone. <BR> To help us all 'Look Better Naked' I have decided to post a weekly workout. It is up to you to decide if you want to do it or not but I thought it would help those of us who might be stuck in a workout rut to have something fresh on our workout schedule every week. <BR> All workouts can be done at home with a minimal investment in equipment. If you buy a coffee at a coffee shop every day and give that up for a couple days, you can work up to purchasing a few small piece... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:42:47 EST WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR? I am doing a 12 week paleo challenge. I've even created a new spark team for it. If your fitness routine has hit a snag, why not give it a kick start in the right direction with a challenge? You can either join us at the paleo challenge, or make one up on your own. you could; add reps or weight to your existing workout routine, or get a new workout routine. Have you ever worked out with weights? Give it a try this year and see what happens. If you typically walk 30 minutes a day, try adding a... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 05:22:17 EST Accountability thread Post here how you are doing with food and workouts. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 08:45:23 EST Hi :o) Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> I saw the title of this team and thought it would be great to join. I've always been self conscience about my body and really want to get over that. I think this team will be great for me and I look forward to being part of it. Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:04:59 EST Starting Over Hi all! <BR> I am on my second go-round with SparkPeople. I lost over 30 lbs in 2011, but "fell of the wagon" and have gained it all back, plus some bonus pounds! I turned 30 this year and I really feel like this is the time to take it off and keep it off through a lifestyle change that includes healthy eating and a more active lifestyle. I am a mother, wife, grad student, and full-time employee, so sometimes my health/exercise priorities get shoved aside. I am working to make a change so tha... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 12:45:58 EST I'm challenging you. I'm challenging you to come up with your own challenge. Start on Monday. I'm doing a exercise challenge. I'm calling it 30 days of 30. For the next thirty days I'm doing 3 sets of 30 of a core exercise, a upper body exercise, and a lower exercise. I'm also walking the halls of my local school on Wednesday. I might come up with more cardio but right now that's what I've come up with. <BR> I got lucky my husband said he would do this with me. We are also going to try to eat healthier. ... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 09:51:12 EST Challenge?? I think we should start a challenge. Maybe a Thanksgiving to Christmas challenge. I'm not sure what but we should do but I think we should do something.....any ideas? Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:26:41 EST Hello I am new to the team. <BR> <BR> I have clothes that can make me think I look good... but I cannot hide things when I am naked. I want to feel good and look good. <BR> I am trying to be more comfortable with my looks. My boyfriend thinks I am sexy, and wants me walking around in little or no clothing when we are home alone. I am just not comfortable enough with my body to do that. <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:24:47 EST New to the team I am figuring out more and more as I use the public gym with open showers how I wish I looked better naked. I hope I can keep up the drive and achieve my goal! Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:26:11 EST Question This question was poised on another team I belong to; it was simple but has had a great response. <BR> <BR> What makes you laugh? <BR> <BR> ME?? I'm easily amused. A lot of things make me laugh (my family probably makes me laugh the most). Life is too short to take things too seriously. <BR> Wed, 4 Sep 2013 09:19:44 EST anyone here? This is spooky, I seem to be the only one posting on this team. What happened? <em>40</em> Wed, 7 Aug 2013 11:32:14 EST Would you ever have surgical enhancements? I think I might if I could ever afford them. Last year, I lost quite a bit of weight. I was shocked at how saggy my skin was without all the fat to hold it up. I've gained almost all the weight back that I lost and I know part of it was because I was so disappointed in how I looked. Sure, I felt great, had more energy and all that, but when I looked in the mirror, I cringed. I think I would have lipo and tightening done as well as breast enhancement. I know this probably sounds very vain and ... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:28:11 EST hello!! hi everyone, i am new to this (well... i used sparkpeople in high school, and it helped a lot, and i'm back!) <BR> <BR> i just turned 25, have been in a relationship for about a year and a half, and although he is wonderful and always attracted to me, i want to feel more confident naked!!!! i can use all of the nutrition and exercise support i can get :) Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:35:34 EST A new attitude! I have been on a bit of a journey with my health and weight for the past several months. I was losing weight while gone and I'm glad to be back as your fearless leader! :) <BR> If you have stalled in your weight loss journey & need to recommit to yourself and your goals, now is the time to do it. Everyone waits until January to get going on their new body using the holidays as an excuse to over indulge. If you start now, you will be ahead of everyone else. <BR> So come on! Let's get it on! W... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:12:32 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 9 Oct 2012 19:18:10 EST Hello From Mississippi Hello everyone, my name is Dale. I live in Ocean Springs MS but I am from Ohio. We moved here in April. My DH is from here, in Ocean Springs. I am 50 years old and I have a 10 year old son. I've battled with my weight all my life. In 2007, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Follicular Lymphoma. I will be 5 years cancer free in October. Now my focus is on being healthy and losing weight along with it. <BR> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 14:59:42 EST **STRESSED** I have an issue w/ stress! I know it's causing my blood pressure to go up again, and I certainly don't want to go back on medicine. What should I do as far as maybe some type of stress relief? I would take any advice....thank you in advance Sun, 30 Sep 2012 11:28:03 EST Help with goals I'm kind of new to formalized weight loss. I would like a little advice! <BR> <BR> I have a few goals in mind, one for December, another for May, a third for next September (one year of weight loss). <BR> <BR> #1. I have looked at the calculators and the third is actually coming out projecting to May. Is it better to set a more aggressive goal and miss by a little or to give yourself room (and potentially an excuse) to coast? <BR> <BR> #2. Which goal should I focus on? Do you find it bet... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:22:39 EST Hi! My name is Nicole.. Just wanted to say hello, an I look forward to being a part of your groups! Sun, 16 Sep 2012 06:51:38 EST New!! I thought this was everyone's goal!?!? :D Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:24:44 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:42:23 EST Newbie from Florida I'm 55, soon to be 56. I'm married to my wonderful hubby Bob, and I have a grown son named Chris, that's my pride and joy. I talk about both a lot in blogs at times. <BR> I'm working to lose some weight thru healthier eating and more exercise. I'm not using a scale to determine my progress. I'll be using a tape measurer once a week to see my progress and how my clothes are fitting. The main goal is to feel better about myself and to have more energy, regardless of my size. <BR> I'm trying to ... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 17:56:25 EST Returning SP Member My name is Celeste and I have joined SparkPeople multiple <BR> times in the past. I am 27 years old. I stand at 5'1 and weigh <BR> 196lbs. <BR> <BR> I haven't been happy with my body for a long time. Honestly, <BR> I dislike myself in a swimsuit---Let alone naked. <BR> <BR> I want to be comfortable in my own skin again. I want the <BR> outside to reflect the inside. <BR> <BR> Celeste Tue, 24 Jul 2012 02:13:29 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:47:54 EST new member, here we go! Hey all, I'm a mom of a 10.5 month old baby girl. I nursed for about eight weeks after she was born, during which time I kicked all of my baby weight and then some to the curb. I have gained it all back and then some! I about threw up at a recent appointment when I discovered how much I actually weigh. So now I'm back at SP hoping this can help me get this weight off. 80 pounds! Oh boy! Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:20:49 EST Just seeking help or guidance… Its funny…someone like me looking for help…its hard for me to do…I don’t know why but I need something, let me tell you a little bit about my story, My trek truly started a 2 1/2 years ago when I was laying flat on my back from a back injury I got playing basketball at 300lbs…I have been on a weight loss trek ever since then. Trying to do the right things eat the right things…most of the time… but right now I am feeling a little lost in my fitness weight loss trek. Maybe I have lost my self ... Fri, 25 May 2012 09:14:59 EST hi I just had my second son April 30th. I have about 10lbs to go before i am pre preggo weight. Then i want to some extra weight. I need some motivation and encouragement to get my butt in e gear,id much rather just love on my baby Tue, 22 May 2012 11:19:18 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 21 Apr 2012 19:22:09 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 7 Apr 2012 09:08:35 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:20:30 EST tell me about your setbacks... So I'm REALLY struggling right now to not give up on this journey. I've gained weight and inches even though I've been working my butt off at the gym and eating less and I'm on the edge about to jump off the wagon AGAIN. So I was wondering, to those of you who have lost weight successfully... "What were some of your setbacks when you first started your journey?" Mon, 26 Mar 2012 00:39:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 25 Mar 2012 01:03:05 EST Just me With all the things I seek in my goal to lose weight: ability to wear cute clothes, be healthier, be more active, etc...The idea of being able to feel comfy naked is big on my list. I've been married for 15 years (in a couple weeks) and while he thinks I'm beautiful the way I am, I want to feel beautiful when he looks at me naked. <BR> <BR> -Laura Sun, 18 Mar 2012 22:11:40 EST Newbie from sweden Hello to you all <em>41</em> <BR> I have been on SP for years and have had success and not so much.....I'm at the point now of gained it all back and I'm having a hard time finding teams that motivate me. <BR> Don't get me wrong, I have made lots of friends and great teams, but some seem to be mor socializing rather that "chasing the scale". <BR> I found this one and I think that the idea is Great! What else could be more motivating than facing myself naked in the mirror every day. Cause I ... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 01:45:42 EST tanning? does anyone tan? in the sun or a membership? <BR> <BR> <BR> i signed up for a tanning membership last night and today will be my first day tanning! <BR> <BR> im excited cause ill get some color and i can go nude so no tan lines. <BR> <BR> i am going for the stand up tanning. Mon, 6 Feb 2012 13:47:09 EST On track for success I just returned from a mini, vacay with my husband. I stayed on my paleo diet pretty well and I feel great. There was no scale where we were so I'll be weighing myself tomorrow to see how I did. I hope you all are digging into the new year with determination and perseverance. Sun, 15 Jan 2012 16:54:21 EST JUNK FOOD FREE JANUARY Our goal for January is to go cold turkey in not eating junk food. Do not finish off those Christmas cookies. Put down that piece of fudge. It's time to say, 'goodbye' to empty calories and eat to live, not live to eat. <BR> Also, check out my post on eating the paleo way. Good nutrition equals good health. <BR> <link><BR>tatoes-dairy-and-paleo-2-0/ </link> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 14:09:50 EST Intimate or Couples or Sexual Games What are some good, enjoyable, and fun games that you have played with your mate? Box or no box? My wife and I have a boxed game for sexual or intimate fun, but it is geared more for more than one couple, and unfortunately we do not have any friends we know well enough to play this game with. I would just like to find some game or fun way to add something different to our together time. There are many games out there to buy, and many games people create. Looking for ideas....What have you or ... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:09:10 EST NOVEMBER GOALS My main goal is to make it through the rest of the year not eating anything that will 'poison' me. Mon, 7 Nov 2011 10:57:05 EST Hellllllooooo Hi, I'm Caitlin and I just (re)joined SparkPeople yesterday. As you can see in my ticker, I've been smoke-free for 5 days and am taking this as an opportunity to work even harder at achieving my fitness goals. :) <BR> <BR> I look forward to being a part of this community! :) Thu, 3 Nov 2011 18:14:06 EST New here I saw this group and thought it was such a wonderful message! Everyone should love their body and what way to come to love yourself than loving yourself naked! <BR> <BR> I'm okay with my image now, but hope to lose 25 pounds hopefully by next summer so I'll be ready for a new swim suit (and without one too!) <BR> <BR> Over the last 6 months I've been overcoming depression and anxiety (that seemed to take over my last two years of high school). Now in college I'm feeling great, and it seem... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 03:43:03 EST Hi from Mich. Hi team. I here because I just want to look great naked. I'm an online student studying Psychology. I help my dad out with my mom who is in sage three Dementia this is the last sage. I all so take care of the house and cook meals. I work out at five am that if I don't have a paper due. My stomach hangs out and I don't like it. <BR> <BR> May goal is to get down to 110 and right now I'm at 191 I have gained weight since I've join SP. I working on putting a stop to the weight gain. <BR> <B... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 22:20:07 EST October goals What are some of your October goals? We are starting to get into the Holiday season. I want to look good at my Christmas party!! Thu, 6 Oct 2011 10:55:29 EST Hello Well I found this team after noticing a friend join so I decided to join as well. My goal when I started was to lose 50 pounds in the last 8 weeks I have lost 23.6 pounds. So i am very close to halfway to goal. I of course like most want people want to look good in my birthday suit. If for no one else than myself. I hate seeing belly fat, I am not looking for a washboard but at least no bulging belly would be nice. It is the only part of my body I can honestly say I do not like at all. So her... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 07:41:59 EST Hi all I do a combination of CrossFit, powerlifting/olympic lifting, and trail running to stay in shape. I started about 2 years ago and lost 40 lbs and finally got muscle definition back. Feels great! Lose weight to look better in your clothes, but lift weights to look great naked! Mon, 26 Sep 2011 19:34:16 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 8 Sep 2011 10:22:42 EST Hi From Florida I'm a 55 year old woman that was 100 lbs thinner in 2005 and would love to be back at that weight if at all possible. <BR> I want to get my body back to a weight where I have less pain and I feel better about myself and how I look. I keep yo-yo-ing in my mind about just getting to a healthier weight (185 lbs) or pushing myself to get back down to what I weighed in 2005 (142 lbs). So for now I think I'm just going to work to get down to the 185 lbs, then decide if I truly want to push to go fu... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 17:45:34 EST New to Group Hi everyone! I'm new to this group. I want to look better naked. I think I already do after losing 47 pounds, but I can do better. :) <BR> <BR> We're going to Cancun in October. I'll be much more fit than I was last year, but not ready to go topless yet (it's optional at the resort). Fri, 2 Sep 2011 10:54:09 EST SEPTEMBER GOALS Who has them? It is time to contemplate and gather up your goals for September. Not this weekend, but next weekend is Labor Day weekend. Thursday is the first of Sept. Do you need to tweak your nutrition? More cardio or less? More weight training? Take a good look at cals in vs. als out and how committed you have really been then make the necessary adjustments. I know you can do this! For yourself first and then for those who love you. Good luck! Tue, 23 Aug 2011 18:26:42 EST Im new! Hi! my name is Jessica and I just joined Spark People over the weekend. I decided to join because I am so self conscious that i cant even look in a mirror without finding every flaw on my body. I dont want to feel that way anymore! Sun, 14 Aug 2011 22:47:38 EST Hey Everyone! Looking for motivation to start working out again and feeling better about my body!! Mon, 1 Aug 2011 22:48:01 EST Naked and Loving It! Heyyyy Everybody :) I luv the Goal of this Team! <BR> <BR> I luv the Logo of this Team! (Beautiful Lady, Beautiful Curves :D ) <BR> <BR> I luv the fact that this Team exist! <BR> <BR> I have never felt comfortable in my own skin up until recently, whereby I'm still learning to see how unique God has created Me. Noting says Sexy when you're Confident and Comfortable with Your Self :) Healthy Curves is my Goal... <BR> <BR> Looking forward to making some friends over here :) Positive Sparks Budds are a Must...... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 09:33:03 EST Hi all! Hi everyone, <BR> I'm new to the team but not to SP. <BR> Long story short, I need to find my motivation back, kinda lost it in the deepest woods of confusion LOL. So here I am, joining this team coz oh man, the name says it all! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Cheers! Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:29:42 EST Sassy Nakedness I am all about this team! I'm Courtney :) I'm 23 and love the idea of loving me, in and out of clothes. Please feel free to have random discussions with me as I love to talk and to support people on their journey! I started a weight loss blog [first link in my sig] and would love any and all followers! Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:06:13 EST HEY&#9829; MY NAME IS ANGELA AND I'M 29. MY GOAK IS TO LOSE 100 POUNDS BY MY BIRTHDAY NEXT YEAR. I'VE ALREADY BEEN THROUGH SOME MAJOR LIFE CHANGES THAT RESULTED IN ME GAINING. I HAVE 3 SMALL CHILDREN WHO ARE AMAZING AND WANT TO HAVE MORE BUT BE IN BETTER SHAPE. I HAVE A HARD TIME STAYING FOCUSED AND MOTIVATED. RECENTLY I DID FINALLY TAKE A PICTURE OF MYSELF AS A REMINDER OF WHAT I LOOK LIKE. I DON'T LOOK AT MYSELF NAKED ANYMORE, I USE TO BE NAKED ALL THE TIME. I WANT TO GET BACK TO THAT ASAP. <em>212</e... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 18:43:03 EST Newbie New to the team, Been with SP since April and this looked like an interesting team to join!! <BR> Have a Great week!! Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:59:49 EST SIX WEEK CHALLENGE CHECK IN HERE I know it is short notice but that just means you do not have time to make excuses. Spark has given you all the do it! <BR> July 18th to Aug 22. <BR> 1. Workout 3 days a week BARE MINIMUM. <BR> 2. Workout week must include a minimum of 2 days of weight training and three days of cardio. If you are only working out 3 days a week then on one day, you double up the cardio and weight lifting. <BR> 3. You drink your water everyday. Eliminate some kind of fat and/or sugar from your d... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:42:10 EST Hello Hello my name is Laura. I've been a member of spark for a long time but have recently fallen off the dieting wagon. It's finally summer time in Northern Michigan and I want to get back to bikini weight. Fri, 8 Jul 2011 08:51:01 EST Can't change photo due t/tech issue for now. z Fri, 1 Jul 2011 22:51:16 EST JULY GOALS June is almost over. time to start thinking about July goals we wish to accomplish. If poundage goals are not working for you (like they are not working for me) try activity and heart rate goals. Such as; X number of minutes of cardio per day or working up to a certain amount of weight you can lift by the end of July. Keep going. You only fail when you give up. Sun, 26 Jun 2011 19:40:10 EST Hey I'm new! Hope everyone's having a great and healthy day. :) Sun, 26 Jun 2011 19:21:13 EST Hey all! Well, what do you say in a place like this, lol! <BR> <BR> I have a three year old boy and have previously had a lot of weight gains and losses, leaving me with cellulite, wibbly bits, stretchmarks, and the dreaded "Mummy Tummy" that everyone fears. My goal is to work to reduce these various problem areas, and this seemed like a pretty awesome place to do it! <BR> <BR> So...hi group! Sun, 26 Jun 2011 15:00:45 EST Shin Splits I get them ALL the time. Any recommendations to avoid them? <BR> <BR> TIA! Tue, 14 Jun 2011 21:08:17 EST HEY! New to this team today. I feel like I am in AA right now. (I say that with respect.) <BR> <BR> When I talk to people about my diet and they ask why I am trying to loose weight I tell them to get healthy and to prevent illness. That is true, don't get me wrong, but deep down inside, the REAL reason I want to loose weight is to look sexy for my husband! (I never tell people that.) I want him to be proud of me, and want to turn him on every day that I am with him. <BR> <BR> Sure, he w... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 09:42:52 EST 2011 Summer Challenge Hi everyone! Summer is probably one of the seasons we long to the most (especially weather wise) and some of us dread (clothing wise) so this season is great for finding the motivation to lose weight. So let us have a challenge to lose weight this summer. We'll start now and do it until 1st of September. Anyone can join during this time. <BR> <BR> So let this be a thread where you share any sort of goal to reach by the time set out and also share your thoughts, feelings, ups and downs with ... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 17:04:47 EST New to the team! Hi everyone! I'm new to the team! I'm a 26 year old, 5'3" tall woman living in New York. I was almost down to my goal weight around 2 years ago (hit 122, goal was 120), and didn't quite appreciate the body that I had while I had it! Two years and 18lbs. later, I'm looking to get back down to around that size, although I am striving to be more toned this time around. <BR> <BR> I just finished reading "This is Why You're Fat" by Jackie Warner, and I find I'm having a lot of success followi... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:41:09 EST TELL US YOUR GOALS FOR JUNE! If you set a goal and tell other people about it, you are more likely to complete that goal. So, what is your goal for June? <BR> Mine is to lose 10-12 pounds. Sat, 4 Jun 2011 17:08:21 EST Almost at goal!! NEW TOPIC Are you almost at your goal weight and ready to maintain your weight? Tell us how it feels. How long it took. Are you ready for maintenance and how we can help you stay on track. Fri, 3 Jun 2011 17:24:14 EST Hello to all! My name is Shaun, and I'm really new at the concept of self appreciation. I am working so I can have a healthier lifestyle, as well as more self confidence. I am that friend that everyone depends on so that really doesn't leave too much for me. I'm trying to change that cause my health has taking a down-hill plunge as a result. Staying on track is the hardest thing for me, but I'm sick of forgetting my worth. <BR> <BR> That's all for now. Hope all of you are successful with your goals!!! Fri, 3 Jun 2011 02:35:08 EST hiya everyone Hello everyone. Happy June 1st. I am a 27 year old woman living at the Jersey Shore. * Please dont think that i have any characteristics like the characters on the show, the locals and natives are nothing like the bennies, that come in the summer months*. <BR> <BR> I have been on this site, on and off for awhile, and every time i have been on here as a active member it has worked well with my regimen, so time to get back into the swing, with summer being three weeks away. <BR> <BR> I enjo... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 11:34:10 EST This is very unlike me. Hi! So, I am on a conquest to be more self-confident. Yes, I need to lose weight too, but lately I have really just enjoyed feeling better about myself, and I want to learn how to wear my skin (which is slowly shrinking) better and more confidently. While I am an extremely modest person, I think this team is just what I need to help me stay motivated to gain that extra self-esteem! <BR> <BR> Feel free to stop by my page, say hi, let me know if you need anything! <BR> <BR> Spark on, <BR> <... Wed, 25 May 2011 01:29:04 EST Hello, I am new to the team, restarted my sparkpeople and ready to actually put in some work. Mon, 23 May 2011 20:21:33 EST Stretch marks Have any of you had stretch marks? Did they fade? How did you get rid of them? <BR> TIA! Fri, 20 May 2011 12:39:40 EST Howdy Hi there all, i rejoined sparkpeople after few failed attempts, but as being a young mother , with all her children now going to school, i believe this time will be different, so i am willing to change myself and make myself look better naked . It will take time but i am determined to look better. Wed, 18 May 2011 19:15:32 EST She did a double take! Hi all. I've been on Spark for 3 weeks now and closely tracking my nutrition. I've also done my cardio, and I've been lifting weights. Today I was undressing to get in the shower and my missus did a double take, and commented on how much progress I was visibly making. It felt good! Sat, 23 Apr 2011 14:47:17 EST Have you looked at yourself naked today? Sometimes, as we gain weight, we stop looking at ourselves, especially as sexual beings. Take some time this week and peel away the layers under which you have been hiding and take a good, long look at yourself in the mirror. I doubt it is as bad as you think. Turn from side to side and examine the texture of your skin. Is it dry, or dewy? Do you need to exfoliate int he shower and put on lotion? Taking care of your skins is something loving you can do for yourself right now before you hit yo... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 14:36:13 EST Zuzana and BodyRock.t.v. I know that there is already a BodyRock team on Spark so I do not want this whole entire team to turn into another BRt.v. team but I do want to share some of her challenges with you as another source of inspiration. This girl works out HARD. She's hot but you see her do the work that maintains her look. Don't you just hate it when a celebrity tries to convince the interviewer that they were born with their hot body and that they do not do anything to maintain it and they can eat whatever they... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 12:33:12 EST Hello everyone!! What do you need? I am the new leader of Look Better Naked. Please feel free to let me know what you need from a group like this: more fun posts, serious posts, workout info...what? Let's get together and make 2011 the year we take our clothes off!! Okay um, well, you know what I mean. This IS the Look Better Naked Group. Ha, ha. Sat, 16 Apr 2011 12:13:23 EST Hi there :) I want to look better naked so that I can be more comfortable with myself, with my boyfriend. Also, I have to look good naked if I want to become a Suicide Girl :D Wed, 6 Apr 2011 15:03:15 EST I'm sexy now, can't wait until the weight is gone My name is Kimmi and I am 23 years old. Let me just start off with I am a very sexual person. I love any reason to buy sexy costumes or lingerie. I love to dance around naked and do the vertical tango under the sheets. For so long I have said that I love the way I am, but now I am finally realizing I might love who I am, but I will love myself much more once I start to take care of myself. I hate having to be so picky on sexy costumes or lingerie because everything I really want are three siz... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:09:33 EST I want to look like the girl i was high school Hey everyone I'm 25 and want to be that "sexy" girl I was in high school! I started this journey at 212lbs and now i'm down to 167lbs I want to get my tummy firmed up and getting ready for bathing suit season. I've been doing a ton of cardio almost daily and i've been working on toning the only problem is i'm not really seeing any results in my tummy everywhere else on my body is looking great! how can i loose my pudge?? Wed, 16 Mar 2011 23:29:01 EST So ready. My name is Amanda, and I'm SO ready to look better naked. I've had numerous false starts and fizzled out when it really counted, but I'm feeling pretty motivated right now. Sun, 6 Mar 2011 02:17:39 EST Men want to "Look Better Naked" too Hey team, so are men allowed in here? I want to look better naked too, lol. Tue, 8 Feb 2011 15:44:07 EST This week Last month, I went up to a size 12 and when I saw my body the way it was having let it go; I decided I did not want to be this way anymore and ever since then I have made a conscious effort to lose weight through diet and exercise, lots of water and being happy. Now I am a size 8 whoooo no more double digits. All I can say is portion control, water, cardio and a good attitude are your keys to losing weight and looking good naked. My fiance is happy to see my body molding into what I have alwa... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 00:33:49 EST Hello everyone! My name is Lacey and I'm 28 years old. I really am not comfortable with my body. I don't think my body looks good with clothes on, let alone clothes off. I want to feel comfortable with myself again. I started over on SparkPeople again on Monday and things are going well so far. I need to lose about 40-50 pounds. Just looking to meet some more Sparkers and get that support to help me reach my goals! Sat, 29 Jan 2011 16:49:03 EST Let's Try This Again... Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm on a weight loss journey that has been at a standstill for the last 6 months. After undoing all the work I did in the past, I'm ready to get back in "sexy mama" shape. <BR> <BR> Good luck to all of you! <em>306</em> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 19:47:26 EST This is me... Every time I watch "American Beauty" and Kevin Spacey's character tells the joggers that his fitness goal is to "look better naked" I cheer silently in my head and want that to be me. And then, he rapid flab to fab transformation is inspiring. <BR> <BR> One of my goals is to look AMAZING naked. I hope this group can keep me going and get me there. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:49:59 EST how do you get red carpet shoulder blades? do you have to be skinny skinny, or are there exercises? Wed, 26 Jan 2011 17:38:43 EST Hi im Evey :) I am not new to sparks but i just got back with diet and exercise. Well, im trying and as of now not doing so good. I am always down for new spark friends so feel free to add me :) Thu, 20 Jan 2011 03:59:29 EST Hello I'm Isabell. I'm not so pleased about the way I look naked so I'm going to lose weight and do some strength training to tone my body. <BR> <BR> I'm up for anyone who wants to be weight-loss buddies. <em>41</em> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 15:57:25 EST Fun times! I'm Courtney and I'm in my 2nd week of spark and trying to find some fun teams to join - this one definitely tops the list!!! Fri, 14 Jan 2011 02:58:31 EST Hello All!! Hi Everyone! I am Haili Marie, a 19 year old Nursing major! =) I have roughly 20 pounds to drop and cant wait to begin. Plus, looking good naked is the best. I was at my ideal weight 2 years ago.. and I want to get back there asap! =) GOOD LUCK EVERYONE Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:27:06 EST New here Hi everyone, my name is Keatyn and I am currently trying to loose about 30 pounds. Over the past 3 years I have lost about 150 pounds but for the past 6 months I have kind of fallen off the wagon and gained back a little of the weight so I have decided I need to get serious about losing weight again and really start tracking my calories and working out. <BR> I really just want to feel better about myself. I am not in a relationship and am totally okay with that but I want to gain some sel... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 12:52:27 EST New and So Ready for This! Well, sort of. I was on Spark People and even part of this team before, but somehow completely derailed myself, thus shutting down that profile, turning my back on any progress I've made. But I'm back! And this time I'm ready. I'm so tired of hitting the reset button on myself, wasting my time with the crap I'm doing. <BR> <BR> So, here we go! Let's do this. Sun, 26 Dec 2010 19:39:17 EST Stretch marks? I've had a problem with them since junior high, and I know a few of you probably have to. I've tried various lotions but nothing really seems to work, and I'm getting sick of them. Any tips on what really fades these eyesores? Fri, 17 Dec 2010 19:14:56 EST Nudists Any nudists on SparkPeople? I'm a member of AANR, own a condo at a nudist resort, and went on a 'nude cruise' with my GF last year. It would be great if there were enough nudists to support a thread hear. Mon, 6 Dec 2010 08:58:10 EST New and ready to look better naked! My name is Penny. I'm 37 and would love to feel better about the way I look! My husband makes me feel sexy but I want to look sext too! Sat, 4 Dec 2010 23:57:39 EST Do you dance naked Before or after your shower and look in the mirror??? Wed, 1 Dec 2010 12:01:44 EST New New New :-) This sounds like a great team - loving the concept!! <BR> <BR> <em>212</em> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 00:44:38 EST Hey, im the new kid in class... i pretty much want to look drop dead sexy naked... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 18:24:47 EST Hi everyone. :) My name is Lynda, I'm 27 years old, and I just started here on SparkPeople. <BR> I'm happily married to my soulmate, but the happy weight is catching up! :( <BR> I've never been slim, but I've always wanted to be...and I think it's possible on my 5'3" frame. <BR> I will admit now that I feel incredibly motivated with all the success stories I've read about here, but the hardest thing, I guess, is actually applying what I've learned, what I've committed to, and DOING it. <BR> I tell myself ... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 14:55:33 EST Water Weight? Hi! I feel that I'm holding a lot of water weight.. I've heard co-workers talk about water pills.. Which ones are the best and are the worth purchasing and using? Wed, 27 Oct 2010 13:25:03 EST Why Do I Keep Doing This? Once again, I said "This is the last time I will eat anything fattening." I've been saying this for 5 years, and I am well over 200lbs. Whats a girl to do to stop? Fri, 15 Oct 2010 21:22:40 EST New to the team :) Hey ya'll! My name is Jessica and I'm 19 years old. I am ready to change my life and change my body, for the better. I need to start taking care of myself and today is the day to start. No more putting it off until the next day. <BR> <BR> I am going to do whatever it takes to feel good about myself again, and feel good about my body. I want to look amazing and I want to feel amazing too. I know I can do it, its just going to take some work, but I think I am ready! <BR> <BR> I wanna look goo... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 12:56:42 EST Hello Hello I am Melissa Wed, 29 Sep 2010 22:25:25 EST What age is too old? I am posting this question on a few different teams just to get a response from a variety of people. For men, how old were you when you had your last child? Or how old do you think is too old to have your last child? Women feel free to answer also, please. Just answer the question regarding a man. I would be curious to see what people may say, and gather some insight. I had planned to be finished having children, but my wife would sure like one more, and I would also. My main concern though, ... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 22:53:07 EST Hello All! Hi! I'm new here - I've started Sparkpeople before but never completely jumped in (I logged calories on occasion and read an article once in a blue moon but that was it) and now I'm ready to get involved in all aspects of it! I can't wait to start seeing the number on the scale go down!! Mon, 27 Sep 2010 18:37:07 EST Hello All! Hi! I'm new here - I've started Sparkpeople before but never completely jumped in (I logged calories on occasion and read an article once in a blue moon but that was it) and now I'm ready to get involved in all aspects of it! I can't wait to start seeing the number on the scale go down!! Mon, 27 Sep 2010 18:37:06 EST New here Hi, everyone! I was looking at the various teams on SP and this one caught my eye. After browsing the message board here I KNEW I had to join! I definitely would like to look better naked! (hee hee) <BR> <BR> A lot of people tell me I don't need to lose weight, but I have a few problem areas I'd like to work on. I'm hoping to lose between 8 to 11 pounds and establish a healthier lifestyle and not just a temporary diet. I look forward to participating in some the interesting discussion... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 16:32:53 EST Newbie on the block!!!! :) Hi Everyone! Just had a beautiful baby boy 7 months ago and I am here to lose not only the baby weight but the pre-baby weight too... And to finally be comfortable Naked again, know my hubby will be looking forward to that <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Wedding anniversary coming up in 5 months and I wanna be at my goal weight (120lbs) by then... Can't think of a more awesome anniversary gift to give my man than his Wifey's Super Sexy Body back... Here I come Super Sexy Body... Move over Flabby "O... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:13:04 EST Back for a fresh start after baby #5! Hey to everyone!! I'm an old memeber to SP. I had a baby last year and that consumed a lot of my time and energy. After all, I did spend about 4.5 months on bedrest. Anyway. I'm back now to get a fresh start and obtain what I've been after. I know its there. It's just a matter of uncovering it. I've already lost about 20 pounds but have about 25 more to go. I can see my confidence rising with each pound lost. Tue, 7 Sep 2010 18:47:18 EST New to the team Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Just joined the team today, been sparking regularly since early June 2010 and have lost 32lbs so far! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> The weight loss has already made a big difference in how I look and I can't wait to feel and look great naked lol. <BR> <BR> Since starting Spark I've started cooking and I'm really enjoying it. I also like to read, and take my dogs for nice long walks around the neighborhood. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend!! Sun, 5 Sep 2010 00:52:58 EST New Lady on the Block! Hello everyone! I am Kristen, 22, from Nova Scotia, Canada. I am a new mother of an eight month old son who keeps me on my toes and getting married next June! <BR> <BR> I am a new dancer and loving it, it makes me feel good about myself! I am an avid reader and writer of everything! <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting people on here! <BR> Cheers! Fri, 3 Sep 2010 14:27:22 EST Hiyas! Well hello there!! <BR> <BR> I'm new both in this group and in SP (well, I did make an attempt a few years back...:P). Now I'm here to start afresh and make a big change! <BR> <BR> Looking forwards to knowing you all! Mon, 16 Aug 2010 15:37:40 EST Detox Body Applicators... Would you try one? Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> So I just became a distributor for a product called It Works! And it is crazy because it really works! There are several all natural products to help loose and maintain weight. Our biggest hit is the Ultimate Body Applicator. This is not like all the other wraps that make you loose water weight, but is actually a detox that helps to release the toxins out of your body, while the cream on the applicator is a blend of all natural herbs and plant extracts to help firm, t... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:52:53 EST ZETA TAU ALPHA Just checking to see if there are any ZTA's in here... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 09:12:48 EST Shrinking Boobs I've always noticed that overweight women will also have huge boobs because they have fat there too. I'm overweight but my boobs are a B. When I lay on my back or wear a sports bra it looks like I'm almost completely flat chested. Does this mean that when I finish losing weight I am going to be flat? Mon, 2 Aug 2010 19:02:57 EST Teacher, exotic dancer, actor, writer... Did you catch that? lol Hi, I'm Tarah. I just got cast in a burlesque and have a vague goal to get down to a size 18 from a 22 before the performances (which will be taking place at the end of September). I'm not gonna sweat it if I don't make it there, but I could certainly use the encouragement to try. Plus, like everyone in this group seems to agree, being naked is fun. :) Mon, 19 Jul 2010 20:19:53 EST Is it all in my head? Today I reached 40 pounds lost! WHoo! I definitely lost several inches all over, but I still feel my stomach area needs a lot of work. I look and feel much better, but I still think I look a little chunky. Am I being too hard on myself? With only 10 more pounds to lose to my healthy goal, I've started Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred to try firming up. Has anyone tried this and gotten really good results? Sun, 18 Jul 2010 16:47:21 EST Another Newbie! Hi guys! I've just joined SparkPeople and am excited to look better naked for myself and for my new husband! I can't wait to get more involved on the boards and get motivated! <em>41</em> Tue, 6 Jul 2010 16:43:21 EST LBN Book Hi All, <BR> <BR> Has anyone tried out the things in the Women's Health Magazine's Look Better Naked book? I ordered and and am anxiously waiting to try things out. Wed, 30 Jun 2010 00:28:27 EST New to the team.. Ready for success in creating a better version of me! If you are looking for buddies, please feel free to add me! I love to make new friends and accountability partners. :) <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 23 Jun 2010 20:31:09 EST Being Naked is Fun And it's even more fun when you look good and feel good in your body. My boyo told me last night that he is already seeing a difference since I've joined SparkPeople, and I want to keep that going. :) <BR> <BR> I'm Emmie, Im 25...I like to travel, cook, read, and dance. I like zombies. Good fitness is essential, because you never know when a zombie invasion might occur. Sat, 19 Jun 2010 17:04:12 EST Newbie Alert! Hi..usha here from Singapore. Am looking for an active group that can help each other meet their challenges and goals..hope i chose the right one:) Wed, 9 Jun 2010 09:46:38 EST purrz. hello SP! i'm just starting out here, trying to remember how everything works and starting to try to improve my health. i'm really hoping i can stick with the changes i've been making, and see some sort of progress. it's good to be here and i'm excited to change myself for the better. :3 Tue, 8 Jun 2010 18:36:25 EST purrz. hello SP! i'm just starting out here, trying to remember how everything works and starting to try to improve my health. i'm really hoping i can stick with the changes i've been making, and see some sort of progress. it's good to be here and i'm excited to change myself for the better. :3 Tue, 8 Jun 2010 18:35:41 EST New to the team! Hi everyone!! I joined Spark at the end of April and I am LOVING everything about it so far. I am learning how to overcome my cravings and make it through the weekends without bingeing, one of my troubles. I wanted to join this group because it seemed fun, and I definitely want to look better and feel better naked. <BR> <BR> I am 23 years old, 5'8'', current weight 131.4lbs, goal weight 122-125lbs. I started Zumba a week ago and I am addicted!! I am always looking for new buddies to help wi... Tue, 18 May 2010 20:39:27 EST Weekdays vs. Weekends I have seen some teams that help people stay on track over the weekend. I have a harder time staying on track during the week. I have a monotonous and stressful job and tend to eat mindlessly all day if there is food on my desk. I have taken to keeping food off my desk for the most part, but there are days where I simply have to grab something to munch on to help me out. <BR> <BR> Do others have this same struggle? Fri, 30 Apr 2010 12:28:56 EST I be new See title. <BR> <BR> Anyway, what's up? Sun, 25 Apr 2010 20:20:02 EST Excited to be here! I am very excited to be a part of SparkPeople. It has been a pleasure starting to get to know the site and people behind it. I have been very encouraged by all. I hope I can bring some encouragement and inspiration to all of you as well. Thank you! <BR> <BR> Marc Fri, 9 Apr 2010 16:48:24 EST Hello! I was looking for a larger, and more active team than some of my others and I hope I found it. The title made me laugh so hopefully I'll fit in. <BR> <BR> For the most part, I'm pretty happy with the way I look. Just my not hips - blech. <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Apr 2010 16:06:49 EST Clothing Optional Beach After reading (& enjoying) the Chubby Gina thread, I was woundering if you would REALLY go to a Clothing Optional Beach??? Would your spouse or significant other? Is there friends/family that it WOULD NOT not bother you if they pulled up a beach chair next to you? A tan, a trim & pre-beach workout would help the confidence! Mon, 29 Mar 2010 16:37:05 EST Newbie Hi, my names Ani. I'm a 25 yr old female from Montana! Just trying to get and remain healthy, and look damn good doing it. <BR> <BR> Stay Positive, <BR> Ani Mon, 22 Mar 2010 14:20:19 EST Burn baby I was watching biggest loser and was amaze to hear that they burn over 6000 calories in a day ( and workout for 6 hrs) <BR> <BR> I was wondering, how long does every one workout and how many calories do they burn on average and what do they do. <BR> <BR> I walk/run for 30-60 mins and burn 122 cal - 300 cal Wed, 24 Feb 2010 10:47:38 EST Hello Hi everyone, my name is Rochelle and I don't like seeing let alone let my husband see me naked. Our sex life suffering because of this. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to meeting everyone here. Sun, 21 Feb 2010 10:55:51 EST I would like to introduce myself Hi everyone! I am new to this and I a stumbling through the sight and learning new things every day. I found the message boards now and this will be great for support and blogging for me. I started out at 174lbs about a month ago and I am already down to 160lbs. I am working hard on getting physically fit and eating better. I am watching my calories very close now and I am paying attention to what I eat and drink. I have been off soda since the new year and I don't even miss it. I drin... Sat, 20 Feb 2010 19:30:35 EST Hi everyone I had been apart of this site before, but my goals were set to "maintain" and so I never got many results because my diet was still much higher in calories. At the time, of course, I wasn't too interested in losing weight. Now I have a new account for "losing" even though I don't wish to lose much. I mainly want to lose some body fat, tone up and strengthen my muscles, and just have better cardiovascular health. For exercise, I enjoy Zumba (my favorite), yoga, running, swimming, elliptical, f... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 09:59:49 EST Strip Poker Anyone? I'm just Ask me again in 25 pounds and you may get a different answer <em>211</em> . Anyway, when I was completing my motivation worksheet a few weeks ago "look better naked" was at the top of my list for wanting to get in shape. Clothes can hide a multitude of sins but I still want to feel good in my own skin. So, here I am, saying hi to all of you, who apparently know how I feel. I'm pretty stoked - to put it mildly - and it's not even Day 1 for me. I'm looking forwar... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 19:18:56 EST Committed :) So I'm a college freshman, who's been slightly overweight all her life. <BR> And who's decided now to get thin and pretty the right way - eating right and working out, even though clicheest thing I've heard. <BR> Because it's worked :) I've been here about a month, and lost 7 pounds already. Can't wait to get to my goal! Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:38:55 EST Hi there! This is my second "real" day on the site. I have been a member for a while but have now decided to truly join in. I am quite shy, so this approach is different for me. I can see that there is a lot of support here and I am hoping for the best! <BR> <BR> :) Sun, 17 Jan 2010 11:40:18 EST Hay everyone!!! :D This is my second week with sparkpeople and so far I am having a great experience making friends and supporting others. <BR> I hope to meet many more people as I go through my journey on here. <BR> <BR> I want to wish everyone much success with their lifestyle changes. <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Anyone is welcome to check out my page, and any added comments I'll reply to as soon as I am on. <BR> <BR> TAKE CARE ALL!!! <em>224</em> Sat, 16 Jan 2010 08:31:39 EST Newbie here! Looking forward to sucess in 2010! Hello all! I just joined Spark People a couple of weeks ago. I'm tired of being frustrated with my body and not actually sticking to a plan to change it. This year I will be committed to achieving my fitness goals and make a positive and healthy change in my life. Spark People seems to be the ticket to keeping me motivated and helping me to create a reasonable plan to get where I want to be! Tue, 12 Jan 2010 15:48:41 EST Looking for some new buddies. Hello! I am trying to get a new start on the spark, and I'm turning to my favorite team for help! Most of the buddies I had when I was more active on here aren't around very much, so I'm hoping to find a few people looking for some mutual support in addition to the wonderful stuff here on the team. You know, to comment on eachothers' blog posts, send a message if someone seems to be losing motivation or not coming on as much, etc. Are any of you interested? <BR> <BR> Thanks and have a lo... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 04:12:53 EST New to this group Hi there, my name is Jennifer, I'm from Delaware, I am on this site looking for some weight lose buddies. Just looking for someone to help keep me on track as I will do the same for them. We can communicate by web, email, and or phone Thu, 7 Jan 2010 02:17:42 EST 3pm Munchies I have noticed that come 3pm i am STARVING!!! I have gotten bored of veggie snacks (carrots, celery, cukes, cauliflower) and am looking for more ideas. I am not a big box food person (think wheat thins and pop corn) so.. I am at a loss.. <BR> <BR> What have you found that satisfies your hunger and is healthy at this time? Wed, 6 Jan 2010 15:00:56 EST Hello all from Nevada Boy, I can hardly wait to look better naked. Wed, 6 Jan 2010 01:30:11 EST Ready to be buff in the...errr, buff!! ;) Hi All! I just found this whole site today and am absolutely thrilled! I can't get over this entire world of support for people wanting to achieve their health and weight goals! I was always really toned and proud of my body up until the past two years and I'm ready to get my booty back in shape and bring out that sexy lingerie! Tue, 22 Dec 2009 20:37:36 EST Hello !! I´m new Hello my name is Rebecca and i´m looking for motivation and some kind of support through out this journey of loosing weight, I honestly feel ashamed of my body, I am young and i can not dress like one young woman. Where I live the food is so delicious and so greasy so it is kind of hard to avoid it. I want to see myself in a bathing suit without feeling that everybody is looking at me for the wrong reasons and laughing. <BR> <BR> So I say hi to everybody who can listen and read this. !! Hi... Sat, 19 Dec 2009 18:18:37 EST Naked?! I'm in! Who doesn't want to look better naked?! <BR> <BR> This support group is right up my alley. I consider myself a very sexy girl, but I don't always feel that sexiness without my clothes on. Here's to feeling sexy 24/7! Sat, 19 Dec 2009 14:13:16 EST I am back again!! okay so I joined this team a few years ago, and that is just about all I did with it! I have just had my 24 birthday, and I am ready to make a life style change! I am here and ready to look better naked!!EVERYONE please help me out, I need the motivation!! Tue, 15 Dec 2009 17:37:50 EST Envy I just purchased a used DVD set of 4 20 minute workouts that focus on specific body parts (abs, legs, buns, arms) called EnvyGirls. It's from the producers of Carmen Electra's striptease. What I'm wondering is has anyone used the EnvyGirls or Carmen Electra's Striptease? I haven't used either. I am going to try this one tomorrow, but I was curious if anyone else had tried either and what their experience was like? Responses are appreciate :D Thank you. Fri, 13 Nov 2009 19:42:39 EST Hello I'm new to this group and hope to meet your group name! Have lost some weight over the past 2 yrs and have a few more pounds to go! But the comments and looks from guys in the gym are motivation and I'm starting to feel like my old self again! Fri, 6 Nov 2009 22:39:20 EST Hi everyone! Hi everyone, my name is Steph and I am 23. I moved in with my boyfriend a little while ago and have been eating way too much like a boy. I also have been going out to bars a little too often which leads to more fast food. Earlier this year, I became vegetarian but unfortunately this hasnt stopped me from eating potato chips and candy. can see how I have put on a few pounds recently. <BR> <BR> I really would like to get back in shape so that I can feel more confident and fearless... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 19:39:11 EST Hello Hello everyone. can't wait to get started! Mon, 19 Oct 2009 22:51:31 EST Meet new people I've lived in the same town about 4 years and I've had a hard time meeting people. I met some people, however my closest friend recently moved out of state and i've lost touch with a lot of other friends. Everyone I work with is 30+ and i'm only 22. Does anyone have any good ideas for meeting new people my age? Tue, 13 Oct 2009 17:31:36 EST motivation How do you keep yourselves motivated? I have the hardest time doing that. I mean i do want to get healthy and look better naked (Even someone practically perfect needs alittle refinement). I just have no real motivation to do anything that will get me into shape. Sat, 10 Oct 2009 09:30:44 EST The Climb Tonight, while listening to mp3s while walking/jogging on the treadmill and watching Monday Night Football, I heard my inspirational quote of the day. <BR> <BR> "ain't about how fast I get there, ain't about what's waiting on the other side, it's the climb." -- The Climb, Miley Cyrus <BR> <BR> Although I want instant results (as I'm sure most of us do), I realize that what I want to achieve is going to take some time. I'm not out for a temporary fix of losing 40 lbs...I'm making a lifest... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 22:28:00 EST Bodybuilders and wrinkles Is it just me or does bodybuilders seem to have more wrinkles than the rest of us... I just wondered what the reason might be.. Mon, 21 Sep 2009 14:44:35 EST Hey everyone! Hi everyone. I'm Lisa, I'm 23. I gained 30ish lbs in the past 2 years and I want to deal with it before it gets even worse. I currently weigh the most I ever have and I don't like it!! My major problem is that I tend to eat when I am bored and also on weekends I drink quite a bit which causes me to eat really bad things (fast food and other junk). I have cut back on the drinking and started drinking a lot more water and I'm really trying to watch my portion control and just eat better in gene... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 14:36:45 EST Challenge? Does anyone want a challenge for this fall? <BR> <BR> Do you have any ideas? <BR> <BR> Let me know if you are interested or have any ideas! Wed, 9 Sep 2009 12:01:22 EST waves hello from sunny California Just wanted to introduce myself to the group. I am on day two here and looking forward to all spark has to offer. I am 41 years old and getting back on the health and fitness train...oh, and I wanna look HOT naked! *lol* Tue, 8 Sep 2009 17:00:50 EST Starvation mode??? So i hear alot of people say that if you don't get enough calories your body will go into starvation mode, and then you might start gaining weight. I can kind of understand what they are saying...but obviously the "starvation mode" can't last forever and eventually you will start losing weight....i am guessing that everyone who is actually starving, their body is in "starvation mode" Well how many of those people are fat?? Exactly my point! I really want to get some feed back because my daily... Sat, 29 Aug 2009 01:51:10 EST Setting Goals So, make no mistake about it, I've set a high bar for myself. I don't just want to lose a little weight, or improve performance a bit, I want to finally be serious about sculpting my body into the one I always wanted but never thought I could have. In other words, I want to be ripped. <BR> <BR> I know this won't happen overnight. In fact, I imagine it might take years, but I've found that having this long long term goal helps motivate me more than simply focusing on the smaller victories.... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 14:31:40 EST Hi All from Chandler, AZ Justed wanted to stop by to say "Hi". Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:48:50 EST Time to start Hi all! <BR> <BR> I have almost finished day 1! A little history on myself, i use to be a fit person all my life...until i fell off a cliff and broke my leg. 2 years and 35lbs later i had, what i hope, is a final surgery. So now i am trying to get back in shape and have some fun on the way! Love to hear from anyone. Always up for some entertainment! Mon, 24 Aug 2009 22:53:24 EST Bonjour from Westchase in Tampa :) just saying hi to everyone, hope y'all have a great week! Tue, 4 Aug 2009 15:29:56 EST Looking for a Blackberry Text Sparks Buddy If this is something that you might be interested in, check out my sparkpage! Then send me a message either thru sparks email or <link> </link> <BR> <BR> See the buttons to the left of this message. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Ciao, <BR> Kaytie <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> Thu, 23 Jul 2009 03:45:20 EST Hello! Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Ashley and I live in Dallas, Texas. I am looking for inspiration and motivation anywhere I can. I have been having a hard time sticking with it with vacations and holidays, so I really need to get it under control before the big ones come up. Help me just say no to overeating! Wed, 22 Jul 2009 12:41:28 EST hello everyone Hello Everyone, Im MiMo, i am 25 years old from the Jersey shore. <BR> <BR> In the last two months i have been trying to get healthier and somewhat succeeding. I have been eating fairly healthy everyday and working out alot more. <BR> <BR> i have lost about 15 to 20 lbs in the past two months, and now believe that this lifestyle change is finally working. <BR> <BR> I look foward to making new friends on this team and learn more about how to look and feel like a more conifednt and sexy pers... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 10:06:17 EST Rhonda1171 Hello everyone~ I am not good at introducing or starting conversation. I am very happy I found this web site. I actually found it looking for work out routines. I am a married mom with past medical and future medical conditions but I am looking to find life again. Thank you to everyone who sent me welcome letter. I look forward to making friends/buddies and hope to give as much help and motivation as I will need for myself. Have a wonderful evening. Mon, 13 Jul 2009 21:33:35 EST do we post NAKED photos somewhere on team page? Hi all, as the name of team suggest are we supposed to post our naked photos? how many can dare to show your fat belly in those photos? do everyone shave? is there any link on team page to submit photos? Sat, 11 Jul 2009 22:32:59 EST hi there hey everyone. i have been subscribed to sparkpeople for a while but its only recently i have become and active member. i am really enjoying getting healthy and fit with this site and i hope it also work great for you. <BR> have a great day Fri, 10 Jul 2009 10:09:18 EST New from New Mexico Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Megan. I'm 24 and I live in Albuquerque, NM w/my hubby of 2yrs, our 18mo son Elijah and our 2 dogs & cats. I'm a receptionist at a law firm downtown and am on the puter constantly, I'm not always on here but I'm usually floating online somewhere 8a-5p Mon-Fri, yeah, I have no life. <BR> <BR> I would LOVE to look better naked and am hoping that this team can help me w/that. I need help w/motivation, ideas & willpower. I have recently taken some time off trying... Thu, 9 Jul 2009 11:08:22 EST new girl hey everyone! <BR> im glad i joined this group... its a good fit for me! <BR> i hope to make friends & get motivated! <BR> <BR> ttyls - dawn <em>67</em> Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:17:25 EST Noobie! ALoha! New, so just stopping in to say hello to all! Sun, 7 Jun 2009 05:19:32 EST New to team! Hello, everyone! I'm excited to join this team and work my way to looking amazing naked! Thu, 21 May 2009 12:15:06 EST Alcohol Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I was wondering if there are any alcoholic beverages that would be ok to drink that don't contain tons of sugars. <BR> I don't drink during the week, but only on the weekends. <BR> <BR> I know that wine is WAY better to drink than mixed drinks because it doesn't have as much of the sugars in it. <BR> <BR> I'm just trying to be careful of my sugar intake, and I love going out on the weekends and getting a drink or two, but I need some more options. <BR> <BR> Thank... Fri, 15 May 2009 10:24:44 EST Newbie here! Hi everone! I am so excited that I joined this team! I can't wait to look and feel better naked!!! <em>244</em> Wed, 13 May 2009 11:55:10 EST Just joined the team Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just came over here from another page and decided to join. I'm finally feeling better being naked and want to look even better (of course)! Mon, 11 May 2009 11:13:03 EST TWILIGHT Vamps/Wol ves-JOIN MY TEAM! Hey Everyone!! Are you a fan of Stephanie Myer, or any of her work? I am a HUGE Twilight/Stephanie Myer fan. I hope there are plenty of you out there who would like to share this experience with me. This team is going to be FUN!! We'll discuss everything Twilight/SM related, and just have a good time, along with sharing a tremendous amount of support for you while you are on this wonderful journey to a new/healthy YOU!! Thank you for visiting! Tell everyone you know to join!! Thanks!! <BR> ... Wed, 6 May 2009 12:41:03 EST Hi there... Hi Everyone, I'm new to Spark. There's been a lot of new things in my life over the last 2 years and I've let myself go. But now I'm ready to get back on the bandwagon. Even though my weight's the same, my body's not. I need to get lean and strong again. Wed, 6 May 2009 09:43:46 EST Hi!!! Me Too!!!! Hi...My name is Sally....yes even at my age I want to look better naked...believe it or not..sometimes in the styles of clothes they sell for larger sizes (I'm a size 18) I sometimes DO look better naked... <BR> <BR> By the way....I'm 55...& still cute when I'm thinner...or so the old men tell me... Tue, 5 May 2009 20:57:35 EST How To Determine How Many Calories a Day You Need How To Determine How Many Calories a Day You Need: <BR> <BR> <BR> The first step in designing a personal nutrition plan for yourself is to calculate how many calories you burn in a day; your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE). TDEE is the total number of calories that your body expends in 24 hours, including all activities. TDEE is also known as your "maintenance level". Knowing your maintenance level will give you a starting reference point from which to begin your diet. According to e... Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:19:02 EST Here I go again! hopefully for the last time!! Hello everyone Im new to the site and team just wanted to poke my head in and introduce my self. Im 24 been over weight for most of my life, except @ 1 point in time i lost 60 lbs, i was loving it sexy clothes attention from guys everything i dreamed, but I gained it back no sooner than i lost it and its been very depressing since then. I hope this site will help! Mon, 27 Apr 2009 12:01:52 EST Hello Everyone!!!!!!! Hi, I'm Alison. I'm not new to SP (been a member about 8 months), but I was looking for a fresh new team with interesting people and conversation. Looks like I found it! I mean, who doesn't wanna look better naked? Mon, 20 Apr 2009 23:01:11 EST Hey I'm Becca Would anybody like to be my buddy? =] I will message them everyday and help motivate them and am looking for that in return (or at least msg me as much as you can) Mon, 20 Apr 2009 18:22:56 EST Focus I was just curious as to what peoples opinions were regarding weight loss and building up your muscles. <BR> <BR> Right now, I have a long road back to where I use to be...if possible, I'd love to get back to about 175 (and I've seen others my size/wt. do it). My question is this...should I be focusing primarily on losing the weight, or can I lose the weight and put on the muscle at the same time, yet still reach my goal? Fri, 17 Apr 2009 22:26:42 EST cheast area I don't have access to a gym, so I was wondering what some good exercises are to help firm up the chest area. Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:59:47 EST In This Economy... One thing you refuse to give up I just recently took a huge pay cut in order for me too keep my job. So now I'm having to play god with my finances to see what I keep what has to go. What are some "luxery" items you refuse to give up. My would be my gym membership or buying any toliet paper that isn't soft and fuffy... I can't stand toliet paper that is half paper half bark...or if you can see through it lol <BR> <BR> I don't care if I have to live my life eating roman noodle soup as long as I can wipe my butt with the ... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 03:01:48 EST Obscure holiday Celibrations April 13th is Scrabble Day. <BR> <BR> Scrabble Day celebrates the popular board game. It's been popular around the world ever since it was introduced. <BR> <BR> Scrabble was created in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts. It is sold by Hasbro, Inc. <BR> <BR> It's very easy to celebrate Scrabble Day. Just get out the old board game, dust it off, and play a few rounds with family or friends. <BR> <BR> It is also Dyngus Day, also spelled Dingus Day, is a Polish Holiday. It is very popular in Pol... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 08:17:16 EST HI I'm OLIVIA hi everyone my name is olivia i am new to SP and still getting used to it. i just wanted to stop by and say hi and see how everyones day was going? Fri, 10 Apr 2009 00:46:28 EST Repeat after me: Ohé! Ého! *On a dance music background* <BR> Hello folks. So today will be quite easy. You got nothing to do except to open your hears. <BR> <BR> Ouhahahah =) I've got nobody to speak to, so I'm being funny.. or.. well I think I'm funny, you don't have to share my point of view. <BR> <BR> So I'm new to this team. I've got a new love interest and I find it hard to feel comfortable naked in front of him. I've been a bit traumatized by my ex about sex and positions and whatsoever.. <BR> <BR> So I gott... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 16:03:07 EST Less new to SP, but new to the team! Hi every one, I just wanted to say hi (I'm sure I'll be seeing you in the message boards pretty regularly). My name is Megan, I've been on SP for a little under 2 weeks, but I found this team, and I plan to look better naked! Tue, 7 Apr 2009 11:26:28 EST Hola! Hi! I'm kind of new to SparkPeople... I was active for a while, and then I kind of got out of the habit. But I'm back! And I figured what better way to stay motivated than to join teams! And what better team than one that motivates me to "look better naked"!! <em>30</em> Tue, 7 Apr 2009 05:39:36 EST Hi I'm New Howdy. I thought this team seemed "different" to me. I like different so I joined it. My goal is to lose about 140 lbs. SO once i lose that weight i'll look good naked, i mean damn good lol. I've got a start on it but could always use more encouragement and support :) Mon, 6 Apr 2009 07:47:15 EST Greg in SF OMG, at some point I decided that I liked my new lighter, fitter self so much that I stopped looking at the scale and started looking at body fat %. Looking better naked, now THAT is a goal I can be about. I started my journey at 336, started to see some muscle definition around the first of the year. Increased cardio workouts to 5+ mile runs since and still shedding fat. People I have known for years have run into me lately and DID NOT HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I WAS. Last night I went out to... Sat, 4 Apr 2009 22:49:01 EST The second time around Ashley here. I've been on spark people since last August. All that I have done is go up and down and end up 5 pounds less than I started. I've decided that I am going to start over again and really lose the weight this time. My problem is that I can't seem to stay motivated. Any ideas? Sun, 29 Mar 2009 20:34:28 EST Panic Button (0230) Here I am at work. Sitting and thinking about my life. Don't get me wrong it's great. I have a wonderful wife and a beautiful baby girl with another one on its way. But I wonder.....I wonder about what's going to happen to me if I don't start sticking to a diet and exercising regular. How long will I be around. I want to be around for a long, long time; but my actions seem to say other wise. <BR> <BR> I need to think of a way to keep motivated. To keep on a diet plan that works for me... Sun, 29 Mar 2009 03:11:17 EST Hey Everyone Hey there! So Ive been a member of SP since the end of Dec...I have def. noticed the more active I am on here Im more motivated to workout and eat right! So its working lol.. <BR> So I am 24yrs old, married w/2 lil kids..I gained all my weight after I got married..I was already big when I got pregnant lol..before that when I first met my husband I was only 115-120lbs..Right now my goal is 140lbs and then when I hit that I will re-evaluate..I look forward to meeting you all and supporting eac... Fri, 20 Mar 2009 11:51:08 EST Hi There ^_^ Hey Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I'm Dronile, from NYC. Just joined this team. It seems pretty cool. Fri, 20 Mar 2009 01:39:07 EST intro Im just looking for more support groups. Im nearing the completion of my first stage of weight loss. <BR> <BR> Naturally I want to look better. So it seemed like this might be a laid back group we can encourage each other in. Fri, 20 Mar 2009 00:25:40 EST Juice Fast?? Hello! <BR> <BR> So, next week is spring break, and my roommate just got a juicer.. I wanted to go on a juice fast for that week or at least have a few meals as juice.. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations as to where to look for instruction on how to have a well-rounded juice diet?? <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any personal experience they would like to share? Did it feel good for you? Were you way too hungry? Were there juices that seemed to satisfy more than others? <BR> <B... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 20:33:31 EST new guy here I recently found this fourm and figured why not join. I mean who doesn't want to look good naked? <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 Mar 2009 11:59:29 EST What is your diet formula? I am eating 50% carbs, 40% protein and 10% or less fat in ratio to the calories I need to eat every day to lose body fat (I am 5'8" and 145 pounds). I also pay attention to the kind of fiber I eat because I have irritable bowel syndrome, and because I want to be as lean as possible and still turn on my guy. This formula works for me...what works for you? Sun, 15 Mar 2009 13:59:36 EST hello from seattle kinda new here - just wanting to shed some body fat and gain muscle tone. Hope to do my team proud and lead a few with me along the way., Here's to an exciting journey! <BR> Sat, 14 Mar 2009 12:48:31 EST new to team what a fun team... how could you not like looking better naked... we came here naked Sat, 7 Mar 2009 22:01:02 EST Hey hey haaaaayyyy! Hey everybody! I'm new to the group... I have been a member of SP for about almost a week now and LOVE it! I am so excited to be a part of this! Everyone is so helpful & inspiring! It makes eating right & working out that much easier! <em>213</em> Sat, 7 Mar 2009 15:17:35 EST Join me for Charity Walks So I've decided that I'm not doing enough. I've just been really slack lately. My biggest excuse was the weather. Now it's starting to warm up so I'll be willing to leave my place to go to the gym or whatever. I have decided that I need to become a bit more active at least doing some walking. So, then I thought of doing some charity walks. Not only will I be walking but I'll have a meaning and a purpose. <BR> So the reason I'm posting this is because most of the walks are on the weekends. Wee... Fri, 6 Mar 2009 10:05:27 EST New person here Would like to join this team. I want to look better naked too. Thu, 5 Mar 2009 21:43:43 EST Happy Square Root Day! <BR> You didn't know there was a special day just for math geeks did you? <BR> <BR><BR>n_fe_st/odd_square_root_day <link><BR>e_st/odd_square_root_day </link> Tue, 3 Mar 2009 13:18:42 EST hello from OKLAHOMA!! trying to drop these pounds by june 1 to look fab in a bikini!!! training for a hlaf marathon and weight training to get there! Sat, 21 Feb 2009 15:32:37 EST hello hi, i'm new in this, but i'm expecting that in mid year vacations i'll be able to be in shape for the bikini, and if a can a nudist beach......... just kidding lest stay with bikini =) Fri, 20 Feb 2009 14:43:27 EST Hello Hello I think this group will be a perfect addition to the others I have joined. I need to get in shape so that I'll look good in a salsa performance costume and we all know how slutty..........ahem I mean skimpy they are!!!..........May as well be!!! Wed, 18 Feb 2009 13:23:48 EST hello! hey there everyone! <BR> new to spark and just...well, loved the name of this group - since it IS one of my goals ;) <BR> <BR> i'm looking to lose about 40 more pounds (have lost roughly 150 so far) and tone up what i have :) <BR> <BR> hope to talk to everyone soon! Tue, 17 Feb 2009 03:02:18 EST hey hey hey! My name is Allison and I've been a Sparker since July 2007, and I just found this team. <BR> I'm pretty excited about it! People say weight loss is all about a more healthy lifestyle and the looks that come along with it are just an added bonus, but I want to lose weight so I CAN look better naked. I don't even like looking at myself before I hop in the shower every day, and I'm happy I'm in the progress of changing that. =) Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:42:31 EST Hello from Florida! I am so ready to finally have the body I always dreamed of. My goal weight is 115 and I am currently 125. <BR> I have 10 pounds to loose. <BR> Because I live in a warm state, we don't wear any clothes and so looking good is a must! <BR> I am excited to start this journey with you guys. I am hopping to be able to do this in a month. What do you think? Fri, 6 Feb 2009 19:32:52 EST HELLO FROM KS OMG I AM SOOOO EXCITED TO FIND THIS GROUP. I AM 31 WITH TWO SONS 3 AND 5. I ALSO HAVE A HUSBAND THAT I LOVE DEARLY (MOST OF THE TIME) WHEN I THINK TO MYSELF WHY DO I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT WHAT I TELL MYSELF IS I WANT TO LOOK BETTER NAKED WHAT ARE THE CHANGES OF ACTUALLY FINDING A GROUP CALLED THAT!!! CAN'T WAIT TO MEET SOME OF YOU!! <BR> <BR> COME SEE MY PAGE! Fri, 6 Feb 2009 16:58:09 EST Starting all over again!! Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Kylee, from Chatham Ontario.... I'm starting fresh after some recent health problems and can't wait.. <BR> <BR> Although I plan on starting off slow... I hope to lose 20Ibs by the beginning of June. A small realistic goal of 5Ibs a month. <BR> <BR> :) Wed, 4 Feb 2009 08:02:18 EST What if my goal weight isn't enough? I have a history with disordered eating, and recently I've been talking to a friend who is very close to her goal weight about how she will feel when she's done. We both fear that we will never be satisfied and will never really love our bodies. I know that weight is only a number and a lot of muscle and brain toning is necessary to get the "dream body" effect... But I've NEVER known a world without dieting. <BR> <BR> I'm going to be 21 in a few weeks, and I honestly cannot remember a time w... Wed, 4 Feb 2009 03:13:23 EST Newbie from AZ Hi everyone! I'm Cheryl from AZ, a single mom, and turning 31 in April (but I still get carded everywhere I go, lol) Just joined Spark 1/28 and I'm very excited! Look Better Naked, I'm all about it!! I've always been very self conscious about my body even before I had my daughter, now... whew I'm a huge fan of the dark (even though I'm afraid of it) but I'm older now, wiser I'd like to think and it's about time I feel good about my body. There's only so much and so long a person can suck... Fri, 30 Jan 2009 23:08:21 EST FED UP with fine tuning I kind of view the whole looking good naked thing - which is my ultimate goal - as the diet version of fine tuning. I already look acceptable in jeans, no one would likely call me fat.... but I DON'T have slim arms/thighs/flat stomach etc. I figure, I'm only 21, these things are possible. However, sometimes I just get so fed up. I know I'm doing the right things, generally speaking, and I probably only have about 10-15 pounds of fat (not necessarily scale pounds) before I get there.... but so... Mon, 26 Jan 2009 19:32:35 EST exercise tips, tricks, and dips! i've found that yoga is the best workout for my body. it tones me, soothes me, makes me sweat, and feeds my soul all at the same time... <BR> <BR> what workout do you like best? what tips or tricks to have for us to make working out easier to acomplish, better effective, or simply more fun!!??? Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:19:51 EST Have you looked in the mirror... Have you looked in the mirror...really looked in the mirror? What are you REALLY doing to make sure you have low body fat to keep that heart ticking properly, to keep those lungs inflated and your cholesterol down? All these things contribute to low body fat and "looking better naked". Sun, 25 Jan 2009 13:31:59 EST New Year = New Goals Hi to all! Wanted to say hi and love the community support on this site. My goal is to gain about 15lb then start a cut diet in the summer. Prolly wouldnt look to good naked trying to gain weight but gimme 6 months lol. Hope everyone reaches their goal!! Thu, 22 Jan 2009 21:25:18 EST Hello everyone! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Steph from Malta. I'm new here! Pleased to meet you all! <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Jan 2009 04:41:31 EST Hello everyone! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Steph from Malta. I'm new here! Pleased to meet you all! <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Jan 2009 04:41:15 EST Simon Says... I did 50 crunches <BR> Simon says run in place for 2 minutes. Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:13:16 EST DONT FORGET!!!! Hey everybody, dont forget tonight is when my fiance's show premiers on TLC...9/8c Saw for Hire....Its gonna be a great show!!! <em>52</em> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:43:43 EST My Story It was exactly two years ago today when I escaped from my captor. I had been held captive against my will for what seemed an eternity, though it could be measured in years. Completely enslaved, I was forced to do things against my own will. Things any reasonable person would be ashamed of. <BR> <BR> I was subjugated to brave the coldest weather, rain and other elements each day. I was defiled and humiliated beyond human decency. I was slowly being poisoned as well. Not enough for a qui... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 10:45:47 EST Best Life Series Have any of you seen the Oprah's best life series. I watched a webcast last night with her and Bob Greene about falling of the wagon(of dieting). It was an awesome webcast if you want to see it go to Also she is having a webcast every night this week at 9 p.m. eastern each night is a different subject on how to live the best life ever. These webcasts are live!! TOnight she is doing one with Dr. Oz He has an Ultimate Health Checklist. I will be tuning in any one want to join me?? Tue, 13 Jan 2009 08:55:47 EST Dieting and Eating Out. Have you ever gone out to a restaurant while dieting? The portions are typically twice what the average person should eat. Some restaurant portions are up to 5 times what the FDA recommends an adult eats in a single meal. Is it any wonder that people are so overweight? <BR> <BR> My wife and I started sharing a meal when we eat out. Not only does it save money but we are eating healthier portion sizes. We also avoid all you can eat places or buffets. Studies show that most of us eat 25% mo... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 12:33:15 EST Heyy! Hi everyone! My name is Kimmie, and I am new to the team, and still relatively new to Spark People. I am a little overweight, at 140 and 5'3". I found a picture of me at 120 in a bathing suit, and I was immediately upset. I know I am a little heavier than usual, but that picture really drove it home for me. I look TERRIBLE naked. I'm small framed, so the extra weight is just unsightly to me. I want to be non bathing suit conscious come beach season, and my birthday in April. Thu, 8 Jan 2009 21:47:24 EST FRESH YEAR - FRESH START - FRESH YOU!!! let's do a weekly weigh-in on monday's...this week i'm starting at 123.5 <BR> <BR> i hope to be 122 next monday Tue, 6 Jan 2009 12:16:04 EST Hey everyone, from Vancouver (BC) Hey everyone!! <BR> <BR> Hows it goin'? <BR> <BR> Im 24 from the Vancouver area of BC. I've used spark a few times over the past few years and decided to jump back in for 2009! <BR> <BR> How's everyone doin? Mon, 5 Jan 2009 22:31:41 EST Hello from Japan! I am so happy I found this team! My weight loss goals are for me and looking better naked for myself and my husband is something I would like to achieve before we transfer out of Japan (in July). I have two children and during each pregnancy I put on much more weight than recommended. When my husband and I met I was just 115 (I'm only 5 feet tall) and I would like to be down to that again. Mon, 5 Jan 2009 19:10:28 EST new from wi Just wanted to say hi. I'm a new team member from Wi. Looking forward to a great year! Sat, 3 Jan 2009 22:24:50 EST I'm new from Tn I'm Danielle a military wife and mommy of 4 boys, my 2yr old was just diagnosed with a brain tumor and I've only lost 10 lbs since the birth of my 4th son almost a year ago. I want to look better naked I want to not feel ashamed when my hubby wants to look at me or touch me. I want to be able to look at my body in the mirror again without gagging. Thu, 1 Jan 2009 22:50:11 EST Very exciting news!! Hello everybody!! I just wanted to let everyone know that my fiance, Gerome Kennedy, is part of a TV show "Saw For Hire" that has been in the works for about a year now. Its been shown locally here in OK for a season, and now it has been picked up by TLC and will premier Nationally on January 15th at 9pm. They will show 2 episodes, one at 9 and one at 930, then they will reshow them at 11 and 1130. Course different states may have different times, so check you local listings, but I would love... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 10:02:15 EST New from CA Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm 33 years old and I want and need to lose 35 pounds by July 15th. I gained 28 pounds in 2007 and I'm finally committed to losing it.I'm tired of looking and feeling terrible and I want to look better naked and with clothes. <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone, on your weightloss journey. I hope to posting more in the future. Mon, 29 Dec 2008 14:33:06 EST Hi, I'm new to your team! I just wanted to pop in & say hi. I'm 333 lbs & am doing a little alternative exercising,, such as Latina dance, yoga, striptease aerobics, etc. We (future DIL & I)found these on the Demand channel on the tv, & thot the mite be fun to try. <BR> <BR> I like the striptease aerobics the best, but the Latino dance works you up & it's only like 17 min. 1st time I did it & managed the whole workout with my health prob & fibro flaring up at the time!!! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm making big changes, p... Sat, 27 Dec 2008 12:09:30 EST 2009 resolutions Hey Everyone i just wanted to first off say that i hope everyone had a great holiday. :) So what is everyones new years resolution??? i will tell you all mine. <BR> <BR> <BR> To stop being so negative about everything <BR> To continue my hard work and dedication to my new lifestyle. <BR> To move to Hawaii and live life to the fullest. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am anxious to see what every one else has in store for 2009!!! This year is ours!!! Hope everyone has a great day! Fri, 26 Dec 2008 14:27:00 EST Raw Diet Hey - I am going on a 3-5 day raw diet detox thing.. im having a little difficulty planning what im going to eat exactly.. ive done some research online, but I was wondering if anyone had any advise...? please advise! <BR> Sat, 20 Dec 2008 00:57:35 EST Renewed Dedication Hello everyone....I'm not really new but have been missing in action for sometime now. Before now I have just been looking around the team pages but an looking forward to actively participating. <BR> <BR> I had surgery around the end of August and was out of commission for about 8 weeks. My motivation is low but I am going to push through this and come out a winner. <BR> <BR> It seems something always comes up .... I am always starting over or jumping back on the bandwagon, but that is ... Mon, 15 Dec 2008 17:28:46 EST Rockin' Christmas Syle...Dec 08 Challenge Week 2 Week No. 1: December 14 ~ December 21 <BR> <BR> <BR> Challenge Starting Weight on 12/14: <BR> Weight on 12/20: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition (Total points possible = 70) <BR> <BR> Give yourself 5 pts. for every day that you eat within a calorie range of ____ min. to ____ max. (Enter the calorie range you'd like to strive for). <BR> <BR> 12/14: <BR> 12/15: <BR> 12/16: <BR> 12/17: <BR> 12/18: <BR> 12/19: <BR> 12/20: <BR> <BR> Points for staying within calorie range (35 pts. poss... Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:54:34 EST Hey Hey from the newbie! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Jill, i'm 24 yrs old and i want to be sexy. And to be able to be proud of myself when i am in the nude.. I love challenges so i am looking forward to be active with this sparkteam and meeting everyone here. <em>224</em> Sun, 14 Dec 2008 22:06:45 EST I'm HOT today because... I'm hot today because It's beautiful outside and I'm going to enjoy it! Sat, 6 Dec 2008 18:24:16 EST Rockin' Christmas Tree Style...Dec '08 Challenge!! Week No. 1: December 7 ~ December 13 <BR> <BR> <BR> Challenge Starting Weight on 12/07: <BR> Weight on 12/13: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition (Total points possible = 70) <BR> <BR> Give yourself 5 pts. for every day that you eat within a calorie range of ____ min. to ____ max. (Enter the calorie range you'd like to strive for). <BR> <BR> 12/7: <BR> 12/8: <BR> 12/9: <BR> 12/10: <BR> 12/11: <BR> 12/12: <BR> 12/13: <BR> <BR> Points for staying within calorie range (35 pts. possible)... Sat, 6 Dec 2008 18:21:27 EST I found this awesome workout. Have you heard of it I was flipping through different excercises on Cox On Demand Excercise TV and found this workout called Booty Beat from Flirty Girl Fitness. It's this strip tease workout that leaves my thighs aching but it's so much fun to do. I learned a few new tricks for the bedroom as well. I checked out their web site only to find out that they had more workouts as well. As anyone ever heard of them? Thu, 27 Nov 2008 22:29:19 EST New Girl :) Hello, I'm all very new to SP and I'm hoping to make quite a few changes with myself. :) Sat, 22 Nov 2008 06:15:36 EST Have a great weekend! Happy Friday, everyone! I hope all of you have a great weekend. Any excitiing plans? I don't have anything planned...just hang out and work. Fri, 21 Nov 2008 10:18:49 EST Introductions are awkward. Hey, I am a 36 yr old mother of 3. I've lost 20 lbs and am now working on reducing my body fat % and getting sexy. Thu, 20 Nov 2008 10:47:27 EST new..just saying hello Hello all! I am an Esthetician from NC..been on Spark for awhile, but am ready to be consistent & start again! I'm definitely looking for motivation and support! <BR> <BR> I would love to meet all my goal by my 5th wedding anniv. (oct 9th, 2009)...and I have a son who will be 3 @ the end of december. My husband is in school & works full time so we lead a busy life! <BR> <BR> looking forward to meeting you all! <BR> <BR> *jenn* Wed, 19 Nov 2008 12:19:26 EST Fasting I've decided to go on a fast!!! <BR> <BR> I'm taking my vitamins and drinking lots of fluids(water, tea, fruit juice, coffee). <BR> <BR> I'm trying to lose at least 10 pounds before Christmas. Plus I want to cleanse my body of all the bad toxins. <BR> <BR> I know that fasting is not the best/safest way to lose weight, but I'm kind of desperate! <BR> <BR> I'm so busy that it's hard to find/make time to work out(which I used to do 3-5 days a week). <BR> So I feel like when I don't get to wo... Tue, 18 Nov 2008 12:44:05 EST Hello I'm new hello everyone I'm new to your team. I have been on sprak before and just gave up because I was going back and forth trying not to eat so much. I also got tired of telling everyone the same story everytime. So this is a fresh start and I'm glad to be here. Fri, 14 Nov 2008 17:34:49 EST New to the team...not to spark! I've been on Spark for almost a year. I started out really strong, but over the past few months have really fallen behind on my weight loss. I've joined some new teams ~~ this being one of them. I'm hoping to get back on track. I really need to look better naked. I want to have nude pictures taken for my husband once I reach my goal. I don't want to do anything nasty or raunchy...very tasteful pictures. Fri, 14 Nov 2008 12:12:21 EST Basic question. Somewhere in this website of ours it says to put a day of rest between strength training exercises. Me in all my wisdom cannot tell the difference between a strength training exercise vs a not strength training exercise, and have been working out every day anyway. <BR> <BR> Is there a rhyme or reason for it? Will it hurt to not rest inbetween? I feel great doing it every day, sore but great. I need the daily routine of it right now too or there's a possability I might 'forget' one day an... Sat, 8 Nov 2008 01:20:47 EST Married men friends with a single woman Ok, my husband and I have a great relationship. But just recently he has been talking to and sending text messages back and forth to a single woman he works with. He says that she is simple a friend and I believe him. I know he would never cheat on me. This makes me very very uncomfortable! So I told my husband how much it bothers me but he still wants to be friends with her and they continue to text back and forth. So, I sent her a text message -- "FYI- Women code: A single woman does... Fri, 7 Nov 2008 10:55:55 EST Discouraged but encouraged again. You've got no idea how badly I want taco bell right now. I'm salivating at the thought of a nice, hot, drippy chalupa supreme stuffed down my throat with a bunch of rice. Awe... <BR> <BR> Perhaps, do you think, I might be able to give such a thing to myself as a reward for eating relatively well and exercising every day this week on Sunday? <BR> <BR> The exercises I did today were much easier though! An exercise that was very difficult the other day seemed almost effortless today, and I'... Thu, 6 Nov 2008 03:37:44 EST Another new guy Hi everyone! I've seen this team on several other people's Sparkpages, and thought "Hey, who DOESN'T want to look better naked?" I can't wait to see what this team has to offer! <BR> <BR> Jonathan Wed, 5 Nov 2008 12:17:38 EST YES WE DID!!! We did it!! Obama is president-elect!! <BR> <BR> (and because this is a forum for health..) <BR> <BR> If this country can come as far as to elect Barack Obama, we can all put our minds to our health goals!! <BR> <BR> I want to hold myself accountable for all of my choices - food, fitness, psyche, and health alike. <BR> <BR> What are your goals? Wed, 5 Nov 2008 02:25:18 EST Hello Everyone My name is Evie and I really like this group. I've been trying to feel better about looking good naked for a long time. My husband says I look beautiful no matter what but I'm still weary about it. I hope you guys can give me the confidance to feel that no matter what, I look good naked! Tue, 4 Nov 2008 07:31:05 EST Hi there! New here, new to the site, new to actually following through with an exercise regemin or however you spell it. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to becoming part of the team! Tue, 4 Nov 2008 03:08:10 EST OMG THE ELECTION!! How are you going celebrate/mourn? <BR> <BR> My friend Alexa and I are going to have a little two-person party at her apartment and make some healthy soup or maybe get in some greek food (she's vegan) while we watch the poll returns ... hopefully, even if i'm discouraged by the way the votes are going, I won't overdo-it with the food.. <BR> <BR> I already voted absentee a while ago (i won't say for whom because this is a forum about health, not a political debate, though im sure you can gue... Mon, 3 Nov 2008 19:33:43 EST Im voting for.... Just out of hate, no bashing, just who are you voting for,and where are you from? <BR> Im from Oklahoma and Im voting McCain/Palin <BR> Mon, 3 Nov 2008 16:03:00 EST Panti/Bra sets Hi, I have lost 10 lbs and my reward to myself for this first goal was to get matching Bra/panti set, My problem, every where in my town have no sets. Any suggestions... <em>101</em> ...Thanks all. Thu, 30 Oct 2008 11:39:21 EST I NEED YOUR HELP! Ok, so I want to lose at least 10 pounds by Christmas 2008. Is that possible? <BR> If so, I need your help! <BR> <BR> I need to know what steps I should take in accomplishing my goal. <BR> <BR> I'm working out 3 to 4 days a week(aerobics and running). <BR> I try to watch what I eat, but I don't feel like it's doing any good. I stopped weighing myself because every time I do, I just get discouraged because the numbers never really change. It always fluctuates between 1 to 3 pounds. <BR>... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 15:54:29 EST Winter Workouts! Now that winter is coming around the bend and working out outside doesn't seem like the best idea... what are some workouts mainly cardio that can be done indoors? I don't have a gym membership, neither do I have a cardio machine... so i'm clueless to what can give me the best cardio workout inside. Mon, 27 Oct 2008 12:41:55 EST new here hi <em>223</em> Sun, 19 Oct 2008 16:21:41 EST I want to look like the team photo... Very much! I'm looking to lose 20lbs (min) and get in my best shape ever... and of course, look HOT naked! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Thu, 16 Oct 2008 17:39:59 EST Going out Tomorrow Night -- Tips Please! Heyya! <BR> <BR> So I am supposed to go out tomorrow night for my friend's 25th birthday. Wondering if anyone out there had any tips about what would be the best choices for drinks so that I won't blow my diet but will still not feel like I'm totally depriving myself. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> -Izoh Thu, 16 Oct 2008 16:15:33 EST Hello newbie here! Hi everyone. I just joined this team today! I am not new to spark. I have been a member since Jan 2007 but I got pregnant with my second child shortly after. I just started using SP again a couple of months ago. I have lost 36 lbs since March but I have been in a rut since July. I need to break this plateau. <BR> <BR> I have never liked the way I look naked even before kids when I was thin. I was too thin for a while but liked being 110-115. I just needed to tone what I had. <BR> <BR> I lo... Wed, 15 Oct 2008 14:03:57 EST Looking for..... I'm looking for some dedicated healthy eaters and exercisers, that can push me to lose the weight I need and want to loose. Someone who can give me some healthy eating idea's. Someone not afraid to make me accountable for my actions, someone supportive and can be a friend. Wed, 15 Oct 2008 11:56:15 EST What do you do to curb your appetite? I think I have a bigger appetite than most others. I watch my calories and am getting better about exercise, but my darn appetite won't go away. I drink plenty of water and eat a pretty well-balanced diet, I just eat way to much of it. I really don't want to get into taking appetite suppresants; I want to work on decreasing my appetite naturally. What have you others experienced and have you found anything that works to curb your appetite? <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 15:16:47 EST Howdy! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> First off, I LOVE the idea of this group. Definitely have to say that looking better naked (or at least feeling like I look better naked!) is probably one of my biggest goals (although I was too embarrassed to admit that until I found this group!). <BR> <BR> My name is Eileen and although I have been a SparkPeople member for quite some time now, I have to admit that I was rather truant in the past. Recently I hit a plateau, and I moved to Ireland for a year-long Mast... Mon, 13 Oct 2008 12:58:39 EST noobie just wanting to say hello Looking foward to joining your team, I have lost 70 lbs so far, and I look better naked then I did, but still not satisfied. I have been on Sparkpages now for about 4 months. <BR> <BR> nice to meet you all. Sun, 12 Oct 2008 00:26:38 EST love handles who has, or had those pesky love handles? <BR> well i have them and they are huge. it wasnt so bad when they were smaller, but now they bulge out of my clothes and it makes so unconfident. and i look so bad naked. from the front i look gross but its not to bad from the back. <BR> <BR> what has anyone done to get rid of them, or atleast make them smaller?? Tue, 7 Oct 2008 19:56:15 EST Halloween Well, we're through the first week of October, Fall is in the air, and soon Halloween will be here. I love Halloween. Loved it when I was a kid trick or treating, and continued to love it as I got older and enjoyed wearing costumes for Halloween parties. I also love the whole idea of being scared, but in a safe and fun way. Monsters, ghosts, ghouls, axe murderers, Richard Simmons... It can be fun stuff! But there's something I love even more... <BR> <BR> I don't know about you, but I've foun... Tue, 7 Oct 2008 10:35:15 EST Look Better Naked*****I'm All In Okay, this group is definately for me. When I met my husband I was about 70 pounds smaller. I loved the way I looked back then, but I think stress got to me and I slowly gained weight. It didn't help the fact that we had two miscarriages and I was on bed rest for months after each of them. I now feel that I am unattractive to my husband because of the weight gain. He claims he loves me just the way I am, but I am not happy with myself. I WANT TO LOOK BETTER NAKED!!!!!!!!! Mon, 29 Sep 2008 13:09:21 EST