SparkPeople The Darker Side of SparkPeople Team Messageboard For those of us who are different. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of THE DARK SIDE. If you like swinging from the stars, howling at the moon and crawling under rocks at dawn...Join us! SparkPeople The Darker Side of SparkPeople Team Messageboard Shush's DJ Playlist: Song-a-Day I'd thought that I'd have some fun with this, since I'm going to be checking in every day for a while anyway. I'll be posting a song in this thread every day. From what I remember, SP sometimes has issues with outside links. I'll do my best to provide a source so that you can listen on your own, anyway. (*NOTE: This is an effort to share good music, not to self-promote or sell anything.) <BR> <BR> Day 1: Front 242's Headhunter (Because, OBVIOUSLY...and because if I play this now, I can g... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 22:31:25 EST New and new-ish dark music I'm a big fan of the classics: Depeche Mode, The Cure, Joy Division, Placebo, Skinny Puppy, SOM, Bauhaus, NIN and on and on and on...but I'm always hunting for newer music on the darker side of the scene. Anyone else? <BR> <BR> I'll offer a recommendation or two, and then you post yours. <BR> <BR> Grimes, Zola Jesus, and (semi-personal plug) Seeming are some favorites. <BR> <BR> Next! Sat, 8 Aug 2015 16:06:57 EST saturday Hello! Coe....for my 40th bday I got not only bifocals, but a hip replacement, Here it is 6 years later and I need another one and tri focals! LOL Oh well. Is what it is. I have had a bad week time wise here too. too much to do and not enough time to do it in. I am eating crappy because I don't feel good and I am sick. Just in time for TG. JOY <BR> <BR> I am in texas so I don't have to worry about snow. In the 70's today but just wait a day that could change. Not uncommon to have 40 degr... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:48:26 EST Hey... Hello, my name is Megan. I am 28 and... I need to lose some weight. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:49:38 EST Extra attention in October It's the time of year where everything around me enjoys the spooky, morbid, gothic, and genre-based things that I do. I tend to soak it up and store that feeling for when the local mood shifts. <BR> <BR> Has it been easier or more difficult sticking to your particular program with the lure of this season's parties, book/movie/game releases, revisiting old favorites, etc? <BR> <BR> What are you stashing away for later in the year? <BR> <BR> All the horror and ghost story books and movies o... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 19:35:09 EST Hi Hi, <BR> My name is Lucy, Im back on Sparkpeople to lose the last 16lbs on my journey, Im 37,British , an artist and living in France, heres a link to my artwork if anyone is interested???: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cheers!X LuCy Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:14:26 EST School's out for the summer! Greetings my fellow darklings! I had to abandon Sparkpeople since I started grad school back in September. Now that classes are over for now I figured I should focus on losing weight again. Despite all the stress-eating and late nights, I am somehow 2 pounds lighter than I was before school started! I am very confused but the doctor's scale should not lie. I missed you all and this space in which I can use copious amounts of emoticons without being scolded! <em>334</em> I just wanted to say... Fri, 10 May 2013 14:24:56 EST Hello! Hi Everybody! I'm Tara. This is my fourth time on Sparkpeople and i'm just 4 lbs. shy of having lost 100 lbs. since 2006. I'm really hoping this time I can keep my internet more than two months after making this account. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:39:50 EST Hey! My name is Jennifer, and I am so happy to have discovered this team. The Darker side of life is always where I have felt the most comfortable. Sparkpeople has some great individuals, but is is nice to find a forum where people may appreciate things not generally appreciated by more "mainstream" types of folk. I just started weight watchers, and am ready to take my big-boned physique beyond the limits! Sun, 23 Dec 2012 21:42:41 EST Friends? I've been a member for awhile, but really only used SP for its articles and trackers. I should have done this from the beginning, but now I'm ready to make spark friends. Who wants to be friends and help motivate each other? I'm very close to my goal weight, but I'd like to set a new one after I complete the current one and since it is a lifestyle change and not something temporary I figured I would become more active on SP to help motivate me long term. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:59:01 EST Not really new Hi My name is John. I'm not really new to the sparks. I've just been absent for a while. My source for fitness is road cycling, having lost around 60lbs. Just coming back to share successes and make new friends. Sat, 18 Aug 2012 22:46:40 EST New Darksider Hello everyone! My name is Celeste. I am 27 and reside in Washington. <BR> <BR> I was really excited to see this group, because I am a little off and like the dark side sometimes LOL <BR> <BR> I can't wait to meet you all! <BR> <BR> Celeste Tue, 24 Jul 2012 04:02:28 EST Finish July Strong Challenge Finish July Strong Challenge (Boo and Tazzie are streaking!!) We'd love you to join us for a week or three ... Muaaaaahahahaha <BR> <BR> Sign up now for our STREAKING Challenge <BR> <BR> Week 1: Monday July 9 - Sunday July 15 (Goal = 25 or more points/week) <BR> Exercise Streak - 1 cardio or 1 strength training exercise or 5000 steps = 1 point/day <BR> Posting Streak - Post to main general discussion & challenge thread = max 2 point/day <BR> Nutrition Streak - Track food for BREAKFAST ever... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 15:29:52 EST July 4 Challenge Rescue Boo & Tazzie and meet up in the Dark Side Hidden Forest for a July 4 Party :) <BR> <BR> 3 week INDIVIDUAL challenge starting Wed Jun 13 <BR> <BR> Your earn points by: (Max 10 points a day) <BR> 1 point (max 1/day) = Post at least 1 post per day to the General Discussion forum <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x89x3138603 </link> <BR> 1 point (max 2/day) = Post at least 1 message on a new Dark Side members page <BR> 1 point (max 1/day/... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 22:53:43 EST And again... Man, when I go underground, I REALLY go underground! At my DH's suggestion, I hired a really good therapist and began the long arduous processing of healing. It's amazing how much darkness I had festering inside me (and not the good kind). After spending an intense year looking inward I am ready add focus to my outer candy shell. I'm thrilled to be back amoung friends! Thu, 31 May 2012 15:25:05 EST Dark Priestess Greetings! <BR> <BR> I just found this group and joined -- especially after seeing the "Repo!" thread. <BR> <BR> I don't usually think of myself as a "dark" person, but the fact is that I'm a priestess of Ereshkigal, who is the goddess of the underworld in the ancient Sumerian tradition. My beloved died almost five years ago (as of May 31), and that put me through a significant spiritual initiation. A lot of my work revolves around Shadow issues: anger, grief, loss, sacrifice, and etc, bu... Thu, 3 May 2012 19:47:24 EST De-lurks and peers out of a stygian corner... My corsetry lies buried in a velvety chest growing mildew and feeding moths. I entered the abyss of a safe loving relationship and ate myself into a leviathan-like beast. I am old (30) and fat and out of the scene now but I am nostalgic about the old days... <BR> <BR> I am a bibliophibian (any fellow wondermarkers?) and a geek to boot. I work as a genetics researcher in agriculture (Breeding and molecular assesments). But I wish I could be a science fictionalist instead. The hard SF kind. Ba... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 03:48:16 EST New here and love the dark side! Hello I am definitely one of the dark side. I am a geek to many folks because I love Sci fi and Lord of the Rings and many other things. I dressed up for going to Toronto in 2003 for the premiere of Return of the King with 1600 other folks from around the world. I love to dance beneath the full moon while my husband plays the harp. I love staring at the stars and the heavens. <BR> <BR> We have many instruments in our home. My husband plays the Celtic Harp, penny whistle, bones, chanter and ... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:52:58 EST New to the Darker Side of the spark Hello All, <BR> <BR> Not much to say about myself. My name is Emma, I'm a 22 year old Marketing student/death metal vocalist/ tea enthusiast/ comic bood and D&D nerd. <BR> <BR> I'm here to lose some weight, meet nice people and just chit chat. If you want to talk to me about weight loss goals or life or anything feel free to. I love hearing about others! <BR> <BR> Until we talk again, <BR> -Emma Wed, 28 Dec 2011 14:27:49 EST Hey! I'm Angela most of friends call me Lala. <BR> <BR> I subscribe to a not so typical brightside and I'm really stoked to find groups like this. I've been with SP since November there abouts and I'm really loving it. Working on making it more "intergrated" in my life. <BR> <BR> I'm a single mom of a now 18 yr daughter. <BR> I'm a hodge podge of many things and look forward to reaching my goals along side with everyone else. Mon, 5 Dec 2011 05:29:12 EST Dark parenting: how does it work? I'm curious: how much of your darkness comes into play in your role as a parent? Both my boys are still little (20 months / 3 weeks), but I wonder what kind of mom I will be...started asking myself that when I thought the other day that I hope they'll turn into heavy metal teens LOL. <BR> <BR> Another Q for those with older kids: how do you think has your dark side affected them? Fri, 25 Nov 2011 01:11:19 EST Turkey Dance Challenge Join me for the Turkey Dance Challenge <BR> <em>429</em> <em>429</em> <em>429</em> <BR> This is a short 3-day challenge. In this challenge ONLY your paces on the pedometer count. Do the TURKEY DANCE .. run or walk your way to 30,000 paces by Turkey Day. <BR> <BR> Log your paces Monday - Wednesday. <BR> Post your progress in the Turkey Dance Thread. Include each day's paces and your total. <BR> For example <BR> Mon 5000 - Total 5000 <BR> Tues 10000 - Total 15,000 <BR> Wed 10000 - Total... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 20:47:08 EST Anyone Going to one of The Occupy Events? Thinking about the demonstrators out in the cold rain. Anyone planning to attend one of the demonstrations? OccupyDC begins on Thursday. They are training and organizing this weekend. <BR> <em>232</em> Sat, 1 Oct 2011 13:19:52 EST coming back just coming back from a year of being away from SP. :( Should have stayed with it! stress, sleepless nights and work have left my motivation at zero. I have to get back into the routine, i only weigh a lesser weight than most, but i am only 5 foot tall!!! It makes it tough to keep up a toned physique. :( i have serious problem areas that need work and i almost dont care anymore. but i have to do this to feel better about myself. hope to talk to everyone MUCH more often! Sat, 24 Sep 2011 22:56:38 EST Anyone else ever have this problem?? I had a TERRIBLE flu last week... I'm talkin' bad!! I didn't even start putting anything besides liquid in my body till Saturday evening, and the flu hit me in the wee hours Monday morning. I have recovered now, of course, and today was my weekly weigh-in. It was quite depressing!! Between Saturday to today, I apparently gained 8 pounds. What's the deal?? Anyone else have this happen to them?? It's not as if I went crazy once I could eat again. In fact, I was still well within or below my ran... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:52:22 EST I just joined a Team Challenge, how does it work?? Does it automatically know if I got the 60 points and drank the water? Or am I supposed to "log in " somewhere and keep up with it? <BR> Thanx <BR> Sandie aka brandigirl Fri, 10 Jun 2011 13:41:44 EST hello everyone, so now what? haha Hi my name is Rick, I am from Toronto. I am NEW here so be gentle with me : ) I'd like to talk to like-minded people who I have things in common with, get in shape, and maybe go for some bike rides (for those local to me). Drop me a line anytime. Cheers, love and rocknroll. Tue, 7 Jun 2011 15:26:02 EST Newbie Newbie Newbie In case you missed it...I'm new...looking forward to it! :-) Tue, 31 May 2011 15:05:04 EST R.I.P. Petrus J. Ratajczyk I'm sure there are some TON fans in this forum... <BR> <BR> Today marks the 1-year anniversary of the frontman of Type O Negative, Peter Steele's, untimely death. To one of the greatest metal singer/songwriters of all time: You are gone, but SO not forgotten. Jam out to some TON today, peeps. You'll be glad you did :) <BR> <BR> ETA: Oops, make that Petrus "T"...dunno how I ended up putting a "J" in there lol Thu, 14 Apr 2011 14:01:55 EST Back in Black Hi people, <BR> I'm back after a long break and wanted to re-introduce myself. I've been spending alot of time working etc. and slipped off the wagon but i am back and ready to rock! I have recently taken up a martial art which has been wonderful for my depression but i now have to face the fact again that i am needing to loose weight as i won't progress through the ranks easily if i don't. so here i am! Hope everyone is well and motivated x Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:39:28 EST 20 pounds in 20 weeks Hello, darklings - <BR> <BR> I want to lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks and would love to have some cohorts - people to be accountable to and to commiserate and celebrate with as we chip away at our excesses. <BR> <BR> Who's with me? <BR> <BR> <em>419</em> Fri, 8 Apr 2011 23:34:54 EST :D New... Hello to all :) <BR> <BR> I go by Eztli or Azul, not even my family calls me by my birth name anymore. I live in Orange County CA. Love to go to clubs, concerts. I love all types of art and am currently trying to get back into drawing and painting. my favorite mediums are charcoal and acrylic. <BR> <BR> I do a bit of photography, mainly events. Since most of my friends are in local bands I always end up doing photography for them which is great because I get to go in as the 'band photograph... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:42:27 EST 'Ello ^^ Heya everyone. =] <BR> <BR> I'm Emily, 23, and live with my boyfriend. We're both working through graduate school right ~shifty eyes~ <BR> <BR> Anyway, I love to bake, dance, read, and write. I also love to make cyberlox...which has resulted in me having too much crin, wool, and other such goodies lying around my apartment (which my cat loves to play with). <BR> <BR> Andd, I'm new here. Hopefully, with a lot of work, I can get back to what I weighed Freshman year of college... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:20:54 EST Ello Hi everyone :) <BR> My name is Annalisa (Anna for short and it's what I go by most). <BR> I'm 23 and live in Rock Hill, SC (though if I ever get the chance to move back to Cali, I'll pounce it). <BR> <BR> I have an addiction to horror movies, books, video games, and cooking/baking. <BR> I'm also addicted to tattoos and piercings ;P <BR> I have a furry daughter named Harley Quinn (almost 2 years old mini wire haired dachshund). <BR> I like to sew and just be crafty as well :) <BR> <BR> Feel ... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:11:15 EST It's the Creepy side that is so lovely... Hello to one and all, my name is Nicole or Mummy Nikki. <BR> I am a 27 y/o single Mummy to my little 3 y/o Creeper, Carmine. <BR> <BR> Complete horror addict, love twisted/surreal/dark art, and the first author I read that captured my imagination, heart, and still complete devotion is H. P. Lovecraft. <BR> I read extensively, adore my films (both foreign and domestic), and simply enjoy a darker lifestyle and interest. <BR> <BR> Please feel free to say hello, I am definitely looking for more... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 13:33:51 EST Do you ever ask, "Who let us be parents?" This is not something I could post anywhere... but I thought it was kind of funny. This is a conversation I had a few months ago with my sons and husband. <BR> <BR> The Play’s Santa <BR> <BR> Background: <BR> We have a book called YUMMY YUCKY and we sometimes find other yummy and yucky things outside the book, getting more and more outrageous. It started with, "Daddy's beer is...." "YUCKY!" and it went downhill from there. <BR> <BR> Quinn: "Quinner is..." <BR> <BR> Geoffrey: "YUMMY!" ... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:50:45 EST Name your LOVE TO DO exercise My love working out on my boxing bag! Tue, 11 Jan 2011 20:14:16 EST Heya DarkSparks! What workouts are you doing? I'm currently in the Burn phase of Chalean Extreme. Et tu, Brutus? Sun, 9 Jan 2011 01:01:43 EST Yup! I've returned. What? You all weren't waiting with bated breath for me to come back and grace you with my presence? Hm... methinks my ego needs a little adjustment. <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> So... this year has been a REALLY rough one for me. The first 6 months spent in software testing HELL (Healthcare + Software + Governemt = a complete nightmare). The next couple of months were spent gearing up for and then going live with said software for 3 hospitals, with some funky custom code and some VERY pa... Fri, 17 Dec 2010 16:33:43 EST Kicking 2010 Out of Here! Cardio Challenge!!! Everyone who is interested sign up here and I'll make teams. (if we have enough people) If you are interested in being a captain please specify that as well. The challenge will run from November 26-December 31. For rules and how things work please visit the team website at: <link><BR>rdiochallenge </link> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:52:22 EST new challenge? Anyone up for a challenge between thanksgiving and the new year? Kicking the old years butt or something? I'm thinking cardio! Wed, 17 Nov 2010 10:40:33 EST A man dedicated to prove a point <link><BR> </link> Mon, 8 Nov 2010 14:22:45 EST Hi honeys, I'm home! What a great team...This is just up my dark alley. Love it. <BR> I'm an avid reader, music fanatic, doting homeschooling mom, wife to an entertainment rigger...etc. <BR> howdy. Mon, 8 Nov 2010 09:19:47 EST Just Joined on All Hallows Hi, I'm Phyllis from Sarasota, FL. I read the Spark book & decided to log on Halloween & see what all the fuss was about. I've got a couple of goals, losing approx. 45 lbs. and training for the Disney/Princess half marathon which is coming up in February. I'm running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with a group of people called Team in Training. I need to be more accountable to someone & I figured I might be able to get that in some form or fashion here. <BR> <BR> OTOH, I am a 40-somet... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 11:55:54 EST Some Positive, Exciting news... for some Darklings Well, I find it positive and exciting. <BR> <BR> I was invited, and have accepted, to be on the panel of an event occurring through the Greater Boston Trauma Survivors and Supporters Conference. <BR> <BR> I'm there as a psychologist who has specialised in treating trauma, as a survivor myself, a presenter on watching for PTSD symptoms in play partners and negotiating play, and lastly as one-to-ne support for anyone triggered by what is presented in the conference. <BR> <BR> Just FYI: Th... Sat, 30 Oct 2010 17:09:46 EST Game - Store Products - A to Z Alphabet Soup <BR> <BR> (List something you would buy at a store, order A to Z) Thu, 7 Oct 2010 11:18:24 EST New Hi ya, I am new. Been looking everywhere for the "darker" sp chat. Why is there no link to music in this forum for searches? Fri, 1 Oct 2010 20:11:57 EST Opening DAY! Odirom runs through the village shouting his message to all that can hear! <BR> <BR> OPENING DAY!!!!! Thu, 9 Sep 2010 07:36:22 EST Hello Hi all my name is Tasneem & I'm from Cape Town SA. I'm divorced with two teenage sons 19 & 13. I looove anything esoteric, other-worldly & out of the ordinary & this looks like a fun team to be with. <BR> Sun, 5 Sep 2010 03:20:56 EST pleased to meet you Hi there. I got a little tired of the cheerleader crowd on the cafe and decided to look for some alternatives, and here I am. <BR> <BR> I guess a little about me: <BR> I guess I seem pretty average from the outside - I have a pretty normal suburban type life - but I've always been that girl who never quite felt like she fit in to any group or category. I was pretty painfully shy as a kid because I never quite felt like I was on the same wavelength as everyone else. <BR> <BR> As an adult... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 23:48:20 EST Tim Burton fans???? Hey any tim burton fans?? I just created a tim burton fan group! <BR> feel free to join and jump in!!!! <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=45098 </link> Fri, 20 Aug 2010 08:32:00 EST One of those creepy kids... Hey, I'm Kat. A Toy Soldier of Doctor Steel, borderline steampunk / industrial kid, I've always leaned towards the more shadowed side of the street, so to speak. I have a million labels, but one of my favorites growing up was "goth". It seemed to flow from the tongue. It stuck, as I became a traditional goth, mall goth, any style you could name. <BR> <BR> Now, I'm a psychology student at Rowan University practicing LaVeyanism and delving further into the darkness. <BR> <BR> I look forward ... Thu, 19 Aug 2010 13:34:27 EST Not so bold fetish wear So what do you consider,.....moderate fetish wear. In other words, what is 'acceptable' to vanilla folk but could still be deemed as fetish wear? <BR> <BR> For me, I like black jeans, black tank and black boots. A little dark but I would think vanila's would be kinda accepting of this for daytime wear. If I had a DOG collar on then that be stepping over the line of vanilla taste. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Tue, 17 Aug 2010 17:34:51 EST Sexy friends So, do you have a sexy friend? or are YOU the sexy friend? <BR> <BR> Okay, many of you will say "both" but that doesn't fly,...LOL! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 17 Aug 2010 17:32:19 EST I wish to DRINK your blood! Hey <BR> My name is Haley! I love howling at the moon and vampires! MOOHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH! Sorry, had to get that out! LOL! Check out my page! <BR> <BR> <em>333</em> <em>54</em> Sun, 15 Aug 2010 18:45:39 EST New Darkling ;) Heya, I'm kinda new to SP (joined some years ago but got overwhelmed and didn't really give the site a chance) hoping that being active in some groups will keep me motivated to stick around. :) <BR> <BR> My name is Robin, i'm 27. A huge goth and horror fan. I currently do a lot creepy crafts or selling on a goth auction site in my spare time. <BR> <BR> I enjoy romantigoth and steampunk fashion, dig "unusual" colored hair, piercings, and tattoos. I lovelovelove vampire related stuff, but I ... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 17:24:26 EST Re-Introducing myself I haven't checked in with this team in awhile so I just wanted to say hello and see how everyones doing with thier goals. I have a new fire burning inside me and have been using SP's trackers this time around. <BR> <BR> Goodluck all! Fri, 6 Aug 2010 11:21:34 EST Oooo! My kind a team! I was lightly grinning and bearing it, surrounded by all these perky people on other groups. Then I found you all. Whew! <BR> <BR> The mobile over my baby crib was witches in house coats. Turned out to be pretty fitting. When I was a young lass, I watched all the classic horror films with my dad (and I do mean classic: The Wolfman with Lon Chaney Jr, Dracula with Bela Lugosi, etc.). Now I'm into foreign horror films. If you ever want to get truly freaked, check out some of the South Korean f... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 19:29:22 EST Salmon Anyone ? This is one of my favorite recipes and I thought I would share it with you guys <BR> <BR> Salmon with Avocado Mayonnaise <BR> 34 min | 20 min prep <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 tablespoon brown sugar <BR> 2 teaspoons paprika <BR> 1 1/2 teaspoons salt <BR> 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin <BR> 1/2 teaspoon chili powder <BR> 1/2 teaspoon black pepper <BR> 6 (8 ounce) salmon fillets <BR> 2 tablespoons olive oil <BR> 1 ripe avocado, peeled and cubed <BR> 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice ... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 19:33:19 EST RIP Turbonegro? Hank quit, is this the end of the band (again)? <BR> <BR><BR>ank-von-helvete-quits-turbonegro/ <BR> Sat, 10 Jul 2010 08:18:22 EST Introduction I'm fairly new to SP, and I was happy to see a darker side group! I'm just a bit off and the sweetness and light motivations just make me roll my eyes and reach for chocolate. Just wanted to say hey. <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Jul 2010 09:34:59 EST Newish I'm not really new to SP or this group, but I haven't been as good about it as I should be. Just wanted to say howdy! Wed, 7 Jul 2010 12:13:01 EST Looking For Advice- Protein So Since I started tracking my diet I've been making changes here and there trying to get up to my insane amount of calories (i eat about 1500-1650 a day, Sparkpeople gave me 2000-2500 a day). I know I feel better after eating a good rare steak and getting all that Protein and Iron, but I know I can't nom on steak every day, that would get expensive (among other things). So I've been thinking of adding a Protein Shake or Bar of some sort to my diet to get a few calories and more Protein in my... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 19:54:55 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 Oregon Trail Draw up your wagons we are travelling back in time and walking the Oregon Trail, starting in St Louis and finishing in Fort Vancouver, Oregon. <BR> <BR> Please join us for this challenge. This is a paces challenge so put on your pedometers please. <BR> <BR> You may also convert up to 2 hours per day on the pace converter. Remember a maximum of 10 hours per day only is counted for your paces in the challenge. <BR> <BR> If you are new to our challenges please read the rules. The link to ... Sun, 23 May 2010 23:31:39 EST new I am new and lost! Can not wait to figure out this website.. Love this team! its right up my alley. <BR> <BR> I need friends! Wed, 19 May 2010 10:06:09 EST Binge Eating <link><BR>eating.treatments/index.html?hpt=C2 </link> Thu, 1 Apr 2010 10:48:18 EST My Biggest Challenge: I'm a Homo Sapien I am a human being. Homo Sapien. I'm hard-wired like every other human being. We all have experienced love, hate, anger, fear, loneliness, happiness - these things are basic building blocks of the human experience. Another thing we all share: eating. We simply MUST eat. Regardless of age, gender, color, national origin. No matter if we are physically or mentally challenged and incapable of some things we still share certain hard-wired traits one with another. <BR> <BR> The human body is code... Sun, 28 Mar 2010 11:46:43 EST Checking in from Des Moines Wa I was diagnosed with over active thyroid last year and I’ll ballooned up like a puffer fish. The rapid weight gain has left me on a out of controlled roller coaster of depression, self loathing and despair. I desperately need to lose 40lbs not only for my health but for my mental stability. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 04:11:21 EST Feel free to tear this newbie to pieces I'll kick all of your asses -glares- <BR> <BR> Lol other than that, HI ALL! I've recently joined SP and wanted to make some new friends to help keep me entertained on the painfully tedious yet familiar journey that is weight loss...I've lost 90 pounds so far, and could stand to lose about...hmm 100 more haha so feel free to send a hi my way if you're looking for a support buddy or a source of undying wisdom ~waves peace sign~ <BR> <BR> Kiwi! <BR> <BR> ps. I apologize for the crude intro, I... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 19:59:06 EST Newbie! Hello All! <BR> <BR> My name is Vera and I am a very social 27 year old professional. On the outside I work in the field of community correction and I will have my M.A. in the fall... But that's just the day jobs :) <BR> <BR> I love to travel all over I am a bit of a vagabond in fact. I read a ton of books and am a self proclaimed geek. I enjoy watching scary movies, the bloodier and cheesier the better. I also love tattoo's right now I only have three, but I would like to have more. <BR>... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:45:59 EST Trapped in Bellevue, WA. Good Eve, everyone. <BR> <BR> I'm new to SP, new to this team, and relatively new to living in Bellevue, WA. I have lived in the greater Seattle area since I was about 5, though, so I am well aware of the stigma associated with people from here (and it's all true, believe me!). <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm stuck over here without a car (divorce can kiss my you-know-what), and always looking to meet new people. <BR> <BR> I walk and jog a lot in the area, and sometimes at night since I generally w... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 22:16:41 EST Is anyone else worried about loosing weight? Ok, so this is likely going to sound dumb but I think somewhere deep inside me I want to sabotage my weight loss. I have been big my whole life, I was born 13 pounds and just kinda stayed big my whole life. The concerns I have is primarily I do not want to be seen as just an attractive body once I loose the weight I want to. This sounds kind of counter intuitive, but to me, I worry that once I drop the pounds others may find me attractive for my body alone and not my wits, or who I am as a p... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 13:39:52 EST The Case of the Reliable Scale. Does anyone recommend a reliable scale? The ones I keep getting will fluctuate by about 3 pounds. I'll step on it, get one reading and then 30 seconds later step on it again and get a different number. Anyone have any suggestions? <BR> Sat, 13 Feb 2010 12:43:38 EST pen pals Hi everyone! My name is Renee I would really like some people to write to by snail mail, that would be awesome! those with similar interests etc who have a fair bit of weight to lose like me! :) <BR> Some of my interests are punk,goth,dark wave,heavy rock and some metal music. Art esp drawing and painting,tattoo designs,piercings,camping,vodka,beer, <BR> animals,and morning walks. send me a message to my inbox if your interested! I also suffer from depression and anxiety and I really want to ... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 23:05:02 EST another newbie Hey y'all I am Casey I am a 23 year old mom, student, navy wife, tastefully simple consultant, belly dancer and part time retail slave currently living in Southern Maine. I have one daughter who at 6 is already making me fear when her hormones kick in and she is a teenager *shudders*. <BR> So I am loosing weight because well I need to, I'm fat and while I KNOW I will NEVER be a size 2 but a size 12 would be nice. :D I am an emotional eater (and Italian...I wonder if there is a connection the... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 16:08:27 EST Weird random thought [in vampire accent] I want to suck your blood! [pause] Because, face it. Blood probably has less calories than most things! <BR> <BR> This most definitely means I'm obsessed with eating right, doesn't it? Just giving the obsession my own personal twist... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 05:57:11 EST So what makes you dark? This group is called the Darker Side of Spark... but what is it that makes you think you're dark? <BR> <BR> I personally identify a little with "darker" stuff simply because people tend to have more originality and a lot more tolerance for my eccentricities. It's far more fun to be yourself... be that dark or light! <BR> <BR> Yes, I know that sounds corny. But I'm glad to be here, I'm glad to be writing this post... and I'm glad to be getting healthier! Tue, 26 Jan 2010 04:42:45 EST Strange and unusual gal returns! Hello my name is Wrennae aka knigget who bears the holy bedpan. I'm returning to lose...ahem I mean RELEASE the last thirty pounds of my weight loss journey. It's been a long time A LONG TIME and since then I got married, took care of my mother with cancer, became a nurse and now on a spiritual/physical quest for immortality. How's that for a goal! LOL Tue, 19 Jan 2010 21:55:14 EST BPAL fans? Is anyone else here a fan of Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs <link><BR>me.html </link> ? <BR> <BR> I've got a number of their scents, and am planning on buying more as a reward to myself when I lose a few more pounds, so I'm looking for what others may love to suggest my next oils. <BR> <BR> So far I have Bess, Catherine, Dee, Black Tower, and Gelt (which is a onetime blend for Yule 08, a chocolate and amber blend, yummy!). I do know I want Blood Amber n... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 10:20:49 EST Back! Hi I'm jess <BR> <BR> After months of not having a computer,and going through pretty much one of the most painfull years of my life,I'm back,and hoping to stay and achive my goal this time. <BR> thank you for your time,and i hope ill get to know some of you better :] <BR> <BR> ~jessica Wed, 30 Dec 2009 04:13:52 EST Post Xmas Diet <BR> Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the house <BR> Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse. <BR> <BR> The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste <BR> At the holiday parties had gone to my waist. <BR> <BR> When I got on the scales there arose such a number! <BR> When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber). <BR> <BR> I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared; <BR> The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared, <BR> <BR> The wine and the rum balls, the bread... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 03:41:03 EST back again! giving this another try, glad to be back with all the "weirdos", LOL! More impetus this time as we just found out that DH cholesterol is high, so we're in this together, not sure if he's going to sign up on Spark though. <BR> <BR> "shuffles back into the shadows" Mon, 28 Dec 2009 16:00:10 EST I am a bad, bad person My family and I are doing a Biggest Loser Challenge. And these bad thoughts keep coming to my mind. Ways to sabotage them all. <BR> The things is, I don't care about winning, or the money involved. I just wanna keep losing weight, and help them too. But I can't make the bad thoughts go away! And my bf is doing it to, that makes it even worse. We live together, and I know I could bring home a big box of doughnuts and just let him go it. <BR> So am I evil or what? Some of my ideas have been p... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 14:19:49 EST Anyone else kind of over 2009? The other day my friend's kitten died suddenly while I was watching her (cardiomyopathy) and it just got me thinking: dam I want 2009 to be over. <BR> <BR> Anyone else out there ready for a new year? Usually I don't like time passing, but I'm super ready for 2010. It's a nice, even number. Should be ok, right? <BR> Mon, 28 Dec 2009 12:29:56 EST I'm back! Ok, I join The Dark Side back months ago and I posted alot before I took a break from SP. I took the break because I was becoming obsessed with my weight loss, or lack of really. I had too much going on to focus ALL my energy towards it, and it was making me grumpy and no fun to be around. After a few months off, I feel I am ready to come back, and not let my weight loss rule all. <BR> And to make it all better, I started losing once I stopped obsessing. And I am now down 21 pounds! <BR> Just... Tue, 22 Dec 2009 14:33:06 EST Man... I spent all kinds of time typing out what I must say was a clever and hilarious introduction and now it's gone. How 'bout we pretend I posted that and began an interesting conversation? <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> A quick intro (in case it doesn't post again <em>211</em> ) My name is Leanne and I'm from southern Ohio. I'm engaged, with no kids by choice. I have cats, they sass me less, are always nude so I can't argue with what they wear and I don't have to pay for college no matter how smart ... Fri, 4 Dec 2009 02:18:16 EST oh, look, another weirdo *waves* Hey guys, <BR> <BR> I'm awkward in real life and on the internet, so I figured why not join. I, too, love the cat picture. <BR> <BR> Anyway, about me: <BR> <BR> Just turned 23, have had bouts of depression since my teens and re-started therapy about 6 mos ago. Med that kind of worked before is no longer cutting it, and, do to a pattern of angry/happy/wake me up when I'm dead, it's being considered that I have a mood disorder! yay! <BR> <BR> Obviously, my eating patterns suck since I eat w... Thu, 3 Dec 2009 00:01:15 EST Too Cute ! I saw this in one of my other Teams and had to pass it on ! <BR> <BR> May your stuffing be tasty, <BR> May your turkey be plump, <BR> May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. <BR> May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize, <BR> May your Thanksgiving dinner Stay off your thighs! <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Nov 2009 14:23:56 EST Darkside holiday traditions So, i have this little tradition I do every year. After buying all the gifts for my various loved ones I put on the nightmare before xmas and trailer park boys xmas special while i wrap my gifts. <BR> <BR> Anyone else do something like that? Wed, 25 Nov 2009 10:13:13 EST Hand Bra's for Magazines I have seen this many times where a woman on the front cover of a magazine (even respectable ones) will be topless with their hands covering their breasts. <BR> <BR> Sometimes I think it's sexy and other times I'm not so sure. Mon, 2 Nov 2009 09:52:49 EST Check out this movie for Halloween The hubby and I just watched this last night and it is great....not cheese gore but a great movie... <BR> <BR> the story: <BR> Trick 'r Treat is a collection of creepy stories that mixes fun with fear, candy with poison, and laughter with screams. <BR> In the tradition of Creepshow and Tales From the Crypt comes four interwoven tales set on Halloween night: a high-school principal who moonlights as a vicious serial killer, a young virgin whose quest for that special someone takes a gruesome ... Fri, 30 Oct 2009 11:33:15 EST Just a little sharing of the dark side of me... I live in south Louisiana and about 75 minutes from New Orleans. I'm also a hobby/enthusiast photographer. New Orleans is an amazingly photographic old world like city. But nothing in NO gets my interests like the cemeteries, New Orleans' "Cities of the Dead". <BR> <BR> So in commemoration of Halloween and my fellow Dark Siders I'd like to share my photo sets from a few of New Orleans famous "Cities of the Dead" <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sets/72157622272988295... Mon, 26 Oct 2009 16:42:45 EST "private teams" I once belonged to a two member private team. We wrote some pretty raunchy stuff on there but didn't use a swear words just 'iffy' content. Never got banned or warned. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts? <BR> <BR> Anyone wanna try it? Thu, 22 Oct 2009 07:00:50 EST Using "Looking Sexy" as a motivator I most definitely used "Looking Sexier" as my motivator. Scroll over my avatar and look at the fat guy in the bottom pic.......go ahead, I'll wait... <BR> <BR> See? C'mon, I look way better now and even better right this second. I feel sexy all-the-time and my co-workers make that happen, not me. Wed, 21 Oct 2009 09:30:09 EST Just to make you laugh... A father asks his 10-year-old son if he knew about the birds and the bees. <BR> <BR> "I don't want to know," the child said, bursting ito tears. "Promise me you won't tell me." <BR> <BR> The boy sobbed, "When I was six, I got the 'There's no Easter Bunny' speech. At seven, I got the 'There's no Tooth Fairy' speech. When I was eight, you hit me with the 'There's no Santa' speech. If you're going to tell me that grown-ups don't really get laid, I'll have nothing left to live for." <BR> <... Wed, 21 Oct 2009 08:24:11 EST what to do with the pulp left from a juicer?? The DH and I just bought a juicer this weekend and i love it, but i wanted to find out what i can do with all the left over pulp other than throwing it out.....any suggestions will be appriciated..also can i freeze the pulp untill i am ready to use it or will i need to do something special to it...thanks for any info you have out there... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 11:33:19 EST Brain scans gauge horror flick fear factor Check the article out here: <BR><BR>9/28/brain.scans/index.html Tue, 29 Sep 2009 21:55:41 EST You might have to kick me off the team... I went to Field of Screams (Mountville, PA for those who might want to look it up) on Friday where they have 3 attractions. On the very first one, I was so freakin' scared that I bolted out the emergency exit only 10 minutes into the "Frightmare Asylum" *sigh* I had to confess my shame LOL <BR> Mon, 28 Sep 2009 15:01:21 EST Fetish Wear Exchange??? Hiyas!! <BR> How is everyone doing? i am great, feeling So AWESOME!! <BR> i can see a dif in the mirror, and my clothes are fiutting dif too, especially my Fetish Wear?!?! <BR> my Daddy offered to do something on that, as a GOAL reward. Like when i actually reach my goal, He will get me new fetish wear/have my stuff "altered"..this is great, but i know the stuff is expensive, it took me years to collect all i have! <BR> i was thinking about some type of "exchange"....????? Where we could swap... Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:12:32 EST inches I have lost weight and my rear end! How do I lose inches in the waistline? Anyone? Mon, 14 Sep 2009 08:50:14 EST ideas for a front yard Halloween display ok ladies and gents i need to pick the collective "Dark" brain. <BR> <BR> I want to do something really cool for my front yard display for halloween that's NOT a graveyard. <BR> <BR> Any ideas?? Wed, 9 Sep 2009 11:09:05 EST Sharing Hot "Finds"- Cool foods that toally work! i have found a few things along the way, that have made it alot easier! Theres actually alot, but i'll start out with a few. If anyone has comments on the items, please lemme know, because i am just learning. <BR> <BR> my favorite "scores": <BR> <BR> Klondike Slim-A-Bears, icecream sanwiches-100 calories <BR> <BR> Philadelphia FAT-FREE Strawberry Creme Cheese(Whipped) 40 calories <BR> <BR> V8 Vegetable Juice, 3 serving of vegetables in 12 oz. 50 calorie per cup. <BR> <BR> Parkay Spray- ... Fri, 4 Sep 2009 15:13:23 EST rock shows Gone to see any "dark" bands lately? Last night I saw Motörhead with Rev. Horton Heat and Nashville Pussy. Horns up! Thu, 3 Sep 2009 16:23:44 EST New diet craze!!! This is funny - not to be taken too seriously!!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR><BR>ion-diet.html/ </link> Thu, 3 Sep 2009 04:37:47 EST My Baby boy's wedding pic's For anyone who has half a day to spare and wants to have a look at my little boy's wedding pic's here's a link to the photographer's website: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>bums/weddings/38376 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am the one that looks like a wobbly pink blancmange!!!!LOL Mon, 31 Aug 2009 06:39:47 EST Post your dark art This piece I call "Gargoyle" <BR> <BR> <link><BR>releizf/gargoyle_sp.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> Any other dark artists want to share? <em>146</em> Thu, 27 Aug 2009 20:47:17 EST 6-11 servings of grains,muffins, bagels, noodles, etc per day!?!? <BR> I am looking at the recommended servings i found here on SP, its the "Please KISS me" plan, and i cant see HOW i could posibly eat THAT MANY a day!! <BR> Does A/anyone have a better resource guide for recommended servings of everything per day? <BR> i am gonna go back to, but found it very confusing.... <BR> brandigirl Tue, 25 Aug 2009 21:32:00 EST Tracking "servings" Particularly fruits and veggies. <BR> Yes, i can look on my nutrition page, and count them, but it would be cooler if i could specifically TRACK them. <BR> Thanx!! <BR> brandigirl Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:13:57 EST What are you going to be for halloween this year? yes - i'm 27 (will be 28 by halloween) and i dress up every year for halloween. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking that i'd like to dress up as lady justice. But not completely sold on it yet... any suggestions? <BR> <BR> What are YOU going to be this year?? Tue, 25 Aug 2009 11:02:32 EST SparkFoods to Go! PLEASE HELP! Hiyas!! <BR> i need some help. my Daddy and i are going to a little Event this upcomng weekend, its "SpankMe in Atlanta", and they are having alot of "Littles" Events (PoolParty, Slumber Party, etc). i am a little. <BR> The problem i am facing now is my eating for the day! It starts with coffee and pastries, then...i dunno!! <BR> SO, i am thinking i need to have 150 baggies on me of "ToGo Foods"! LOL <BR> Mixed fruits, carrot stic, celery...then i go blank! i will need to stay somewhat full d... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 20:06:10 EST >>>>> Newbie Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I found this site while i was bored and searching around. i saw the picture and had to join! i love the that cat... i used to play the alice game it came from all the time and was even that dark alice for halloween of 2006 :-) <BR> <BR> anyway i am just trying to loose weight (because i could use it) and because my 1 year anniversary is comming up with my darling husband... <BR> <BR> (plus between you and me he has been running and getting in shape and i dont wa... Sun, 23 Aug 2009 22:07:26 EST Did anyone go to Fetish Con this past weekend. Just wondering if anyone else was there. I must say, it got me working out again. Thu, 20 Aug 2009 13:34:41 EST Who is the Darkest of the Dark folks? I have many dark thoughts through the day, mostly BDSM related but also other down and dirty thoughts! What about you? Thu, 20 Aug 2009 09:29:16 EST Yes, another newbie.... Hi, New to Sparkpeople, but getting the hang of it, kinda excited to find a spot here on the dark side :) I'm 30 years old, live in Ontario, Canada, 2 kids later, married, and living my teenage life still sort of, LOL....carefree, dark and loving it :) Fell free to add me to your sparkpage <em>18</em> Wed, 19 Aug 2009 13:02:19 EST Let me introduce myself This is the third time that I sat at this page trying to figure out what I should write here to introduce myself.... <BR> <BR> Do I write a Novel, a short note, what is the best way to do this? <BR> <BR> I guess short and sweet is the best way. <BR> <BR> My name is Michelle. I've been on SP for 8 days now. I find it very helpful to have all of the inspiration and motivation right at my finger tips! <BR> <BR> I've been at my job now for 10 year. I sit at a desk all day and program. I'v... Sat, 15 Aug 2009 13:40:23 EST Long time! Wow, I haven't been here in foreeeever! I doubt anyone remembers me. But I'm back on SP. Yay! Time to get refocused! How is everyone? Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:59:45 EST Wii/Wii Fit Hiyas!! <BR> i was wondering if A/anyone has tried Wii, or Wii Fit? <BR> Any Pro's/Con's? <BR> i am NO GOOD at excersise, W/we live in an ExtendedStay (due to mold in O/our home) for several monthes... <BR> i was thinkin about saving up for one, but wanted to know what A/anyone thought first... <BR> Thanx!! <BR> brandigirl Wed, 5 Aug 2009 17:40:14 EST Dinner Ideas Hiyas!! <BR> As M/many of Y/you know, i am REstarting SP this coming Saturday!! :) <BR> i was only on SP a couple weeks before my family issues came up, and i had to stop....but the one thing i really need help with is DINNER. i have breakfast, lunch, snacks already igured out... <BR> O/our rental house suddenly became overun with mold, so W/we are in an extended stay hotel. It'll be 3-6monthes!! <BR> There is no oven, or broiler (for grilling too) which REALLY SUCKS! But i have 2 stovetop bu... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 15:29:25 EST Hello Hi : <BR> I am new to the team and hope I have found a home. I do not seem to fit very well in other teams as many of the members are too religious and preachy, or overly Pollyanna, and I have spent practically my whole life on the outside looking in, I do not really seem to fit in anyplace. <BR> <BR> I did not give a great deal of detail on my sparkpage but just suffice to say that I am pretty worn down by life and would just like to chat with people who will just say ' I hear you ' that ... Thu, 23 Jul 2009 22:57:33 EST Thoughts on Rewards for Meeting Goals?? Hello Again!! <BR> my Daddy (Husband/Dominate) and i have been talking... <BR> i have issues keeping long-term goals. i excel in the beginning, shining away, but then fizzle out. i cant afford to let that happen with this. i have nearly 9monthes to go! 80 lbs! So....i brought it up to Daddy. <BR> He suggested the reward system. i will need a new wardrobe when i get to my goal., so Daddy suggested that along the way i get credits for each "little goal" i meet, to be cashin in at the end at whi... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 09:21:03 EST Beginning Walking Hiyas!! <BR> am looking for some info on walking. i found the SP "Walking Guide", but what i am looking for was not there. <BR> When i bring up "walking", it gives me a choice of so many! Like 17/mi.....what i wanna know is, first of all i am very heavy (250) and i wear out easily, i also get winded, so i expect i will walk slow to moderate. So what kind of minutes per mile would that be? <BR> The goal is, i am trying find out how many calories i will burn in like a 30 min period...any ideas ... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 09:12:08 EST RE-Intro duction: Hiyas! i am brandigirl256 Hello!! <BR> i have had some major family issues, and have been away, but am back now, and ready to re-stat SparkPeople!! <BR> i set it up to do the fastbreak (stage 1) for 2 weeks prior to actually starting the diet. That sets my start-date at Aug. 01. <BR> i had only been on a couple of weeks b4...i know this will work out great!! <BR> i am trying to RElearn everything...and am gonna WALK this time...never done walking b4... <BR> Look forward to chatting to E/everyone!! and def need all the... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 21:29:09 EST Co-worker Torture Tips I figured we needed something a little different to distract us from actually murdering the people we work with, so... <BR> <BR> Tip #1: Saran wrap their entire cube. Make sure to separately saran wrap their scissors first, then place them into their desk before saran wrapping it completely closed. The last time we did this to someone, it took the worker over three hours before they could even see their computer screen. Tue, 7 Jul 2009 11:19:39 EST Looks like a good place to be at... Hello everyone! Just joined and it looks like this team is a lot of fun...looking forward to all the mischief and mayhem <em>18</em> Sat, 4 Jul 2009 01:45:17 EST Repo the Genetic Opera Has anyone else seen this movie? I've seen it twice already, and I love it! The songs get stuck in my head! Thu, 2 Jul 2009 20:04:54 EST Boo Hello everyone, <BR> My name is Mandy. I enjoy everything dark. I have been struggling with weight loss my whole life. I have been on Spark People a few years and I am more healthy because of it. The goal I am shooting for right now if to drop below 200 pounds. I've only been there once and for a very short time. I can't wait to get to know you and make some new friends. Sun, 14 Jun 2009 13:59:47 EST Did you ever see such a hilarious pic? Check it out <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lery_enlarge.asp?id=2475131 </link> Sat, 13 Jun 2009 00:28:55 EST I never... A bit of a twist on this one. Most of you probably remember the "I never..." game. Basically, you take turns saying something you've never done. If anyone else playing the game has done that before they lose something: a quarter, article of clothing, whatever. Whoever is the last one left supposedely wins. <BR> <BR> In this version, you say something that you've never done and the next reader of the post who has done it is required to post the next "I never". If you have not done the t... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 11:53:02 EST A Quick Joke A man who just died is delivered to a local mortuary wearing an expensive, expertly tailored black suit. <BR> <BR> The female blonde mortician asks the deceased's wife how she would like the body dressed. She points out that the man does look good in the black suit he is already wearing. <BR> <BR> The widow, however, says that she always thought her husband looked his best in blue, and that she wants him in a blue suit. She gives the Blonde mortician a blank check and says, 'I don't... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 15:54:06 EST Greetings and salutations! Hello all, <BR> I saw this team on another's sparkpage and it looked so appealing I couldn't refuse. I can deal with most people's sunshine and rainbows but tend towards opposite end of that spectrum...dark forests and thunder clouds. Looking forwards to meeting everyone! <BR> <BR> Cheers <em>18</em> Tue, 9 Jun 2009 23:05:51 EST Cult Classics Alright, favorite cult classics. Not required, but it could be fun if you're anal retentive like me: in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> I'm going to go with Army of Darkness today. Tue, 9 Jun 2009 10:41:19 EST liking the looks of this Hey everyone! My name is Valerie (if you hadn't picked up on that already) and I've been on Spark for a few months now. <BR> <BR> I saw this team from someone joining one of my other teams, and I am very intrigued! Looks like I'll fit right in with everyone from what I've already broused through- I "LOL" (despise the overuse) when I saw someone write about a post that included 'the birds are chirping... well, shoot the birds and close the blinds". <BR> <BR> This team rocks! Can't wait to... Wed, 3 Jun 2009 16:02:44 EST Dark Side Playlist! Just thought I would start a thread to list all your Dark Side tracks that you listen to while you work out. <BR> <BR> I'll start... <BR> <BR> Anything Combichrist... what the f##k is wrong with you, blut royal, intruder alert ect. <BR> <BR> Chrome by VNV Nation. <BR> <BR> Anything else?? Mon, 1 Jun 2009 10:40:42 EST Race Across USA Come and join this fun challenge. <BR> <BR> The race starts at LA and mostly follow R40 from West Coast to East Coast (miles calculated as the crow flies from Google Maps Distance Calculator). At Raleigh we take the R264 towards Washington DC where the race ends. <BR><BR>crosstheusa <BR> <BR> Rules: for pace conversion. <BR> <BR> For this race only 4 hours of pace conversion will be accepted. <BR> <BR> T... Wed, 20 May 2009 07:22:00 EST Hi! I'm new here The title of this group really appealed to me, as someone who has howled at the moon. I get along well with most people but normies mostly bore me and white bread middle class suburbans outright scare me! I was raised in that environment, and could never relate. I always feel that I can't be open with them, because they would think I was really weird or freak out. The straight people I work with keep saying "you're so funny" like when I bring in some cool stuff from Hot Topic or Not A Numb... Mon, 18 May 2009 21:25:20 EST Dark thought of the day....... No explaining, just put your darkest thought of the day. This could be fun. <BR> <BR> <BR> "I hope a manure truck slams on their brakes and he rear ends them, getting crushed by 3 tons of poop." Wed, 13 May 2009 16:28:00 EST Hello everyone!! Dear Group, <BR> <BR> I am a fallen angel, in other words, a demon. My spirit guide told me one day when I was searching for answers in the encyclopedia. I fly in my dreams. And I am attracted to all faiths and religions. I sort out what truths I can use. I also found vampires feeding on me while in my astral practice and meditation many times. Are you biting me? Any way just trying to lose some weight. I still reference God a lot because I was raised in a religious home. That is why my par... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 13:25:38 EST Hello to all! Well, as you can tell I am new! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I'm almost 23 and I live in Wisconsin. I love tattoos (I have 3 and my collection is growing!), horror movies, and dark photography. <BR> <BR> This seems like a great group and I can't wait to meet new people! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 13:57:37 EST Hi, I'm new to the Dark side... A friend of mine recommended this group as something I may be interested in, so here I am. I am in Indiana, where is everyone else from? As far as Dark things, I love horror movies and if they have anything about vampires, I'll watch it. I will say this I tend to shy away from possession movies as they just give me the willies and I'm a whuss! I hope to get to know you all better.. Wed, 29 Apr 2009 13:12:22 EST Scary Movie Suggestions, Please! I'm not a big romcom girl. I like dark comedies, thought-provoking drama ... and scary movies. Love zombie movies, supernatural horror, suspense/thriller - though not big on straight-up slashers as they tend to be a little silly. <BR> <BR> But I haven't really found anything terribly scary lately. Asian horror seems to be good, especially Japanese, Korean and stuff out of Hong Kong but it's not always so easy to come by. Does anyone have any suggestions? What movies scared you the most,... Sat, 25 Apr 2009 11:01:06 EST Hello, my name is brandigirl Hello!! :) <BR> First off, thanx to honey for the comment on my page!! :) <BR> i am new here, i started the big DIET on 4/20, i have 85 lbs to lose! Whew!! It's gonna be awhile... <BR> my hubby and i just moved to Huntsville, AL from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. <BR> i quit smoking on 4/10, it's going ok.... <BR> i am having serious technical issues with my posting/sparkmail/page/etc. i am getting notified of NOTHING, where do i go for help??? <BR> More soon, just a quickie hello to A/all!!! :) <BR> (... Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:26:29 EST Your Alter Ego? Anyone here a tie wearer by day, darksider by night? <BR> <BR> What is YOUR alter ego? Mine is a housewife, critter mama, and professional web developer - which sounds kind of cool but mostly involves marketing and meetings. Tue, 21 Apr 2009 22:57:07 EST Question for people with significant others... So I have lost 13 pounds and I have probably 15-20 left to lose before I'm at my goal weight. I started at 150 which is the biggest i have ever been. I have had several coworkers comment on how i look like i have lost weight. Some I work with everyday others i haven't seen since december. My boyfriend on the other hand, hasn't said a thing!! Has anyone on here gone through this? Is he afraid to mention it? Did your s/o notice your weight loss? Tue, 21 Apr 2009 14:30:42 EST Speaking of Films ... Movie Snack Ideas? I'm going to the movies with my kiddo this weekend. I love sneaking in my snacks ... we'll just call this my quiet protest. If they're going to charge me $10 a ticket then make me sit through 20 minutes of ads -before- the previews, I'm bringing snacks. <BR> <BR> My favorites to bring in are Men's Pocky and Tomato Pretz. <BR> <BR> Buy I'm trying to be a little healthier. Anyone have any suggestions/creative ideas? Sat, 18 Apr 2009 14:53:54 EST Taking a break. I am taking a break form sparkepeople message boards. I am spending too much time on the computer doing this. Also, I have a friend coming in for a visit and a flare up of my injury make it really uncomfortable and painful for me to sit. I am still here and using the trackers. <BR> <BR> I will be on from time to time, but just not as often. Thu, 16 Apr 2009 16:20:37 EST Anyone in the UK.... ...watching online anorexia on ITV3 at the moment? Figured it might be interesting. Thu, 9 Apr 2009 16:02:17 EST a new challenge a friend of mine posted a list of 101 goals to achieve in 1001 days a while back and i took the initative to start a list of my own. while i've yet to finish it, i'm pretty far along - up to #79, i think. my challenge to the rest of you is to do the same! post your list here, in your blog, wherever you like and keep everyone updated as to your progress. it's good motivation and you have something to show for your efforts. good luck! <BR> Thu, 9 Apr 2009 10:32:36 EST Two films on my MUST SEE list <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> <BR> v=XyUwEO7xelY&feature=related </link> <BR> HOW excited am I?! Wed, 8 Apr 2009 06:27:14 EST Vampire Bunny, a Darkling Easter Tail It's been awhile since our last holiday endeavor, so it must be time to get that 'special' creativity out. <BR> <BR> This time we can even illustrate it with the pictures option....Oh boy, can't wait to see this one. ( If you haven't found them, team pictures are on the opening team page, just click on TEAM: The Darker Side of Spark People) <BR> <BR> Where shall we start......????? ( PLEASE jump in and add on......) <BR> <BR> It was a dark and gloomy day in the carrot patch as Fangarella ... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 22:50:50 EST Succumbing to the Darkness Hi all. My name is Shana and I am new to the group but not to Spark. I really just want to sit at home and cut on myself or maybe cast some dark spells...well...learn some dark spells to cast BUT I truly DO desire to be healthier, more active, and sexier ... I just can't seem to find a niche and stick with it. Oh well ... somehow someway ... I will see a new day. Mon, 6 Apr 2009 21:39:44 EST not so great Today I lost 0 pounds <em>39</em> but it's my own fault I messed up bad on 2 days last week. Well onward to week 4. <em>207</em> Sun, 5 Apr 2009 23:48:54 EST Need to smile today click here!!! this is funny!!! "I did the macarena in your bathroom because thats how I roll" <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Don't spoil the fun, and keep it <BR> going.............Type out the sentence you end up with and forward to your friends...also, send it back to the person that sent it to you. <BR> Pick the month you were born: <BR> January-------I kicked <BR> February------I loved <BR> March--------I karate chopped <BR> April----------I licked <BR> May----------I jumped on <BR> June----------I smelled <BR> July-... Sat, 4 Apr 2009 19:42:04 EST Looking for cookies and puppies I was told the dark side had cookies AND Puppies now. I finally found it, and I guess that cookies won't be allowed. Oh well, i still have my puppy I guess. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say Hi! I guess I should tell you about myself. I am too close to 30 to be happy about it. I am engaged, and we bought our first house last summer. Some days I want to bury him in the back yard. LOL. I have a 11 month old dog, who is bad, a large family, who is stressful, and a few close friends. I work in custom... Fri, 3 Apr 2009 14:46:20 EST Challenge tracking question FOLLOWING THE PROGRAM: Get a minimum of 60 MySparkPoints per day & drink 8 glasses of water. per day <BR> <BR> Do you track "1" for meeting the goal or do you track the # of points? Thu, 2 Apr 2009 01:42:11 EST April Fool's Day laugh for you! I think you'll like this! <BR> <link><BR>-court-musical/ </link> Wed, 1 Apr 2009 14:48:53 EST This looks like my kind of team! Yep, that grinning black cat looks just like me some days. As far as I'm concerned the worst thing about my day is that I'm expected to get up and get going in the morning. What's the point? I'm not a nice person in the morning. Why can't my responsibilities wait until noon, when I'm more ready to face them? <BR> A little about me...I recently quit smoking and cut way back on my post-workday liquid relaxation in a bottle, and I'm telling myself that those were good changes I made. At lea... Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:22:10 EST The most embarresing thing you've done recently... I need to feel better about my stupidity <BR> <BR> I applied for a teaching post today, in my local area at home. So I fill out the form, write out a covering letter, spell check it, grammar check, buy stamps and mail it off. <BR> <BR> I get home and decide I should get out my visual motivators that I just did and put them up around the house. <BR> <BR> Yeah. Turns out Ercall Technology College are not just getting my application form, but my personal motivator sheets as well. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 16 Mar 2009 12:58:31 EST Not new, just annoyed! My e-mail was hacked and I'm too lazy to sort it all out so I just created a new account. Some of you might remember me as Pippuk87. Well now I'm a bimbo. <BR> <BR> Stay creepy! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:20:32 EST Happy 50th Birthday botox Bimbo you! I jest. I really do <em>26</em> Barbie. <BR> <BR> Did you know that if Barbie were life-size, she would be 5ft 9ins tall, weigh 110lbs and would measure 36-18-33. <BR> <BR> Believe me though...she's not just some dumb blonde <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pa87_edgehill/Liveactionbarbie.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> Don't mess... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 13:14:22 EST Guilty secrets.... Ok so we all have our favourite dark movies, but what out the movies that we probably shouldn't like but do? Personally I'm a sucker for Legally Blonde. I don't know why. I do sometimes feel a little silly watching it though <em>211</em> Wed, 4 Mar 2009 17:17:53 EST Its 3/3/09... therefore Happy SQUARED day. <BR> <BR> Yeah I'm too cooooool for school <em>36</em> Tue, 3 Mar 2009 13:07:19 EST Clothing Exchange OK.. so I'm bringing back the clothing exchange! <BR> <BR> I have a "man's one leg pair of pants" aka a man skirt that no longer fits me. It is TRIPP from Hot Topic and it is a mens 2XL. It fit me perfectly fine from size 18-now I'm a size 12 or 14 at the moment. This is like I said a skirt made for a man so it's VERY long. I am 5'6" and have to wear minimally 3 inch heels for it not to drag. The skirt has a zipper/button and draw string waste. 3 zippers around the skirt to cinch it in. Chai... Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:28:06 EST Dark Songs Hey everybody. :) <BR> <BR> I need to make a playlist/soundtrack for a fic a friend of mine is making and the story seems very dark in some spots so can someone give me a few dark songs to try out for it? <BR> <BR> Any help is appreciated it. It can be dark in lyrics or dark in beat. Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:12:51 EST Not exactly new here ...but most likely forgotten as it's been awhile, quite awhile. <BR> <BR> I fell off the wagon as it were, but I'm now climbing back on and setting myself goals, no, challenges. <BR> <BR> Later this year, on an August weekend, the 15th and 16th to be exact, I shall be spending most of my time on a bike. <BR> <BR> The weeks and weekends prior to this event I shall be in training, and will lose many weights. <BR> <BR> Now with the selfish part of that away, I'll now let loose with the unse... Sun, 22 Feb 2009 18:31:24 EST If he can't believe, why can't I? Ah memories... <BR> <BR> I use to work in a Greek Restaurant when I was 16. It was great. The chefs were cool, pay was good, customers were regulars and lovely. It was a golden era in my part time job history. <BR> <BR> One day, a man comes in to enquire about the menu-in particular the vegetarian options. So, off trots the (new) waitress to the kitchen where myself and the two chefs are preping for the night. She asks the Head (Greek) chef about vegetarian options. <BR> <BR> " Vegetari... Thu, 19 Feb 2009 06:34:36 EST Yes. Well, no. I hate creating new topics, but I'll only fail to mention myself in a post in an already-created thread. So I'm going to at least introduce here so I actually do it. Or I won't, you see. Or you don't, perhaps. <BR> <BR> That is not the point. <BR> <BR> I didn't know this community existed. I've been posting all of my most acceptable, least terrible writing and artwork thinking I'd offend someone from other teams I'm in, and I wish I'd found this team sooner. Now I wonder if I'd worry my oth... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 20:30:28 EST Nightmare Before Christmas I had a dark movie night last night...well I say this. Basically I watched Pans Labriyinth and Nightmare Before Christmas, once all the way through and then 3 times just skipping to the songs and singing my little heart out. If we had done a stage version of this at school instead of beauty and the beast, I would have been IN. I was just wondering if anyone had any recommendations for their favourite dark films-not nessicarily scary but a bit...ooooooo! Wed, 18 Feb 2009 14:41:13 EST Stuck stuck stuck! I can't get out of this. I start out great until the evening. I'm not logging my food everyday or all day and I keep giving in to that late night snack calling. I'm exercising like a mad women but it's not enough. I've been having problems with my ear that I'm worried about and I'm hoping after the doctor today everything will slide back in place. The weather isn't making it any easier. <em>46</em> Wed, 18 Feb 2009 09:24:20 EST New To The Team, But Not To The Dark Side Hi everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself since there have been such nice people welcoming me already! I'm an Alt-Lifestyle, pierced, tattooed Florida native looking for friends on this weight loss journey. Please check out my SparkPage if you want to know more about me. Also, my latest blog "My Rewards" will teach you more about me than a little intro can. <BR> <BR> Hope to see you all around! <BR> <BR> -K Mon, 16 Feb 2009 16:43:59 EST We laughed, We cryed, od Damn I HATE "%#*^!" diets Just felt the need to express my self. I am new to Sparkle and I am kind of glad to see that not everyone is "nice" and "proper". <BR> <BR> Good Luck to everyone in their fight! Tue, 10 Feb 2009 22:42:54 EST Gone For a Few Daze... OK peeps, Ezzie and is gonna have a mucho busy weekend! Going to a Geocaching Event tomorrow, and home Sunday. then try to work on my flaky brother's flaky car for a bit. <BR> And Monday morning bright and early (shudder) I go in for surgery to fix my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (both wrists). So if ya don't see me for a few "daze", know that I'll be thinking of you all, and get caught up as swiftly as I can! Luvya n huggles! Sat, 7 Feb 2009 00:01:07 EST Im back...maybe need motivation Hey guys, some of you may remember me most of you probably wont, but I just wanted to let you know after my 6 month disappearance I am back. I had some medical issues that had to be attended to, and between that and school, I didnt have time to exercise as much, let alone get on the computer and talk about it. <BR> <BR> I feel like I have to start all over again, I'm back to not eating enough (around 700 calories a day) and my exercising has taken a backseat to school so now Im working out ... Tue, 3 Feb 2009 09:22:49 EST Hearts Aflame for Valentine Challenge Starting today a two week cardio challenge. <BR> <BR> View details on our website URL below. <BR> <BR> This is an individual challenge. Let's pump up our heart rates for Valentine! <BR> <BR> Anyone can join in. So whose up for the Challenge! <BR> <link><BR>lameforvalentine </link> Sun, 1 Feb 2009 10:52:55 EST A dark and stormy Valentine's Day Darklings, <BR> It's time to get those creative juices of yours flowing again...and time to have some fun! VAlentine's isn't all that far away so let's make write some dark verses to go with that dark chocolate we're all gonna get! <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 Jan 2009 09:33:55 EST New! I am new to the group and was intrigued by your title. <BR> <BR> BansheeCat Thu, 22 Jan 2009 02:20:36 EST Challenge me Today after a hard coulple days(rmotionally)I got to the gym.I did pilates and the 65 walking lunges.I HATE WALKING LUNGES! but I know I need to do them.I don't have a workout partner,so if anyone will challenge me wit my lunges,it would be appreciated!! thanks for everything btw Wed, 21 Jan 2009 21:08:30 EST Tallahassee or Jacksonville Sparkers want a puppy? Yesterday morning, my fiancé and I rescued a puppy from the intersection of Colorado Rd. & Indiana Rd. He has a sweet and loving disposition and has been very responsive to our affections. He appears to be a pitbull mix and we’ve guesstimated that he’s 4-6 months old. <BR> <BR> We’ve already grown pretty attached to the little guy, but our townhouse is pretty full with the two dogs and cat we have already. I’d really like to find him a good home, and was hoping you could help. If you’re inte... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 08:45:55 EST Why are you proud of yourself today? Hey all! <BR> <BR> Why are you proud of yourself today? In general, what makes you feel proud of yourself? <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to the answers! <em>9</em> Tue, 20 Jan 2009 23:07:57 EST I Missed U All. Hi, I'm Katt and I joined in Dec of 07, but due to some medical complications I had to leave with no notice. I do apologize for that. <BR> <BR> The doctors have given me leave to start after the 25th. Slow though, slower than before 15 minutes 3 times a day at minimum speed. Better than nothing. <BR> <BR> I have missed everyone here and I hope to reconnect with everyone. <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Jan 2009 10:13:47 EST New Challenges? Will we be doing any challenges soon? I am pumped and looking for a goal to focus on to keep me motivated. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 10:13:22 EST Hello everyone I've been a bad sparker for a while. I rarely track my cals and never seem to exercise much any more. It's not that I don't want to. I just constantly feel like I'm adjusting to everything around me. Like "Well let me get used to my new schedule, and then I'll be able to get back on track." It seems like a total bs excuse in retrospect. The other night, I had a dream (nightmare?) that I gained a whole bunch of weight. I almost <BR> I'm really going to try to get back on track thou... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 09:02:59 EST Just wanted to Chat... Hi my dark friends..... <BR> <BR> Ever since I could remember I have loved is such a sexy color...mysterious and beautiful...At 47 wife and a Mom I am supposed to dress a certain way but inside I would love to just go wild...told hubby once I get to goal I am going to do just that with my new wardrobe. Right now I dress all in black but I could go further...people ask me why do I wear black...I say well it isn't because it makes me look thinner...I love the's my favorit... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:43:53 EST Those darker resolutions I hereby resolve to leave the cobwebs up so spiders will have homes. <em>420</em> <em>420</em> <em>420</em> <BR> <BR> And not kick the dust bunnies out from under the bed, unless they act too much like bunnies tend to do. Strays will be shoved back under the bed!!! Fri, 9 Jan 2009 20:05:28 EST Just gotta vent So I was looking at this "biggest blunders of the bowl games", or something to that effect, on the fox sports website this morning. I'm a huge Ga and Bama fan so I like to check out what's said about them here and there. Well, Bama lost their bowl game this year and there was some jacka$$ on the site leaving multiple comments babbling all this nonsense. I knew better, but I left a comment anyway on the thread (not a mean one, and not directed at anyone, just an opinion of the game). Of co... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 15:16:05 EST How I've missed you Hello my lovely darklings!!! <BR> <BR> I commited weight loss suicide in October and threw myself off the bandwagon. I had so many things going on in the outside world that the internets just couldn't keep up with. But I am back and ready to go! <BR> <BR> I hope you all have been behaving yourselves! Or not!!! <em>18</em> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 13:03:45 EST D'oh Moments Do you have a silly mistake that you make over and over? Here is mine, brought to mind since I JUST DID THIS AGAIN! <BR> <BR> I should never put on lotion right before attempting to apply chapstick/lipstick. Otherwise, I will be unable to open the chapstick. This also goes for doorknobs. Wed, 7 Jan 2009 17:21:18 EST Hello It's been about a year since I've been on this site, so I thought I'd say hello again. <BR> <BR> I never keep my New Year's Resolutions, so I set a goal for myself to lose 15+ pounds by April. My New Year's Resolution is to not meet my goal. I figure using this logic, I am setting myself up for success. :) <BR> <BR> Good to see you all again! Wed, 7 Jan 2009 16:29:10 EST New Years Resolutions Did anyone make any good *bad* New Years Resolutions. Wanna share ;) Mon, 5 Jan 2009 07:12:46 EST Dark enough? I'm usually the most vanilla/normal person among the folk I know, and lately I'm more geeky than freaky. <BR> But I think that is a thing that explains me... I like hanging out with the freaks and geeks because the average freak is so much more interesting and intelligent than the average mundane. I can pass well enough for normal that most mundanes don't quite realize that I don't fit in - but *I* certainly do realize it. <BR> <BR> And that's okay - I'd rather not! <BR> <BR> Lala Tue, 30 Dec 2008 20:27:23 EST Not new to the darkside but new to this team ;) Hello everyone, I was perusing the team listings and thought this looked like a good team to join! <BR> <BR> I like the darkside. It has cookies. (Sugar FREE cookies lol) <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Dec 2008 11:46:14 EST Darkside Hello HI..another dark newbie here. I'm Melly and I'm just stopping in to introduce myself. Everyone here seems like my type of people. <BR> <em>18</em> Mon, 15 Dec 2008 09:47:40 EST Darkling Christmas Tree All righty then....we've been singing carols, writing stories, now Darklings its time to obtain and decorate the Christmas tree.... <BR> <BR> Sooooo, Jaymurz and Ezzie have thoughtfully snuck into the local haunted woods and found a tree. ( Hey, it needed to be removed, it was crowded!) We, shooed out the owl, and waited till dusk for the bats to leave. <BR> <BR> It's gonna need a cathedral ceiling as it's tall, the leaves have fallen off leaving lots of gnarly branches and a few thorns to... Sat, 13 Dec 2008 19:27:42 EST The Dark (and light0 side of Vegatables <em>267</em> <em>301</em> <em>258</em> <BR> <BR> For organic produce/Star Wars fans, here's a link to make you chuckle <BR> <BR> May the farm be with you!!!! <link><BR>html </link> <BR> <em>267</em> <em>301</em> <em>258</em> <BR> <BR> Rats..#$%...&*^%..., is there any way to edit the Topic line????, hrummmphhhh!) Sat, 13 Dec 2008 14:47:32 EST 12 Darker days of Christmas For your darker side...let's come up with our own 12 days of Christmas (or winter holiday of your choice)a chance for our less traditional side to celebrate!! <BR> Who's gonna start this one off???? <BR> Sun, 7 Dec 2008 14:15:15 EST Team Challenges We have several team goals/challenges. Burning 300 calories a day. Posting messages. Getting over 60 spark points a day. Lets concentrate on these and see who can get their team points and streaks for December. Thu, 4 Dec 2008 07:16:35 EST whats so dark about this team,and it's topics??? i joined this team to see the dark sides of sparkers, <BR> but i'm not finding that!!! someone please explain <BR> what this team is about,and try to lead me to the meaning of the team (title/theme) me the darkside???? i seem to be confused... Wed, 3 Dec 2008 01:13:30 EST TWILIGHT NOT SO GREAT! I just thought I'd start with that because I was seriously dissapointed, am I the only one? Anyways Im new to this club, live in Sin City and am looking for a SERIOUS support system! Mon, 1 Dec 2008 11:36:27 EST Hi - newbie that found his way to the dark side! Hi all, not sure what the dark side means...but somehow it seems to fit me so I'll join up! <BR> <BR> It can't be all that dark I assume as it seems this site offers so much positive support. So just saying hello, and good luck on achieving your goals. Look forward to seeing everyone reach them over time. <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> Tue, 25 Nov 2008 15:49:25 EST What are you doing for Thanksgiving? I'm not doing much, gonna stay home. I'll cook a turkey and I think my sister might come over (She just got divorced, this will be her first Thanksgiving without her son) So the alcohol will be flowing. We aren't really big on this particular holiday, since we are Native American... kinda puts a different spin on it, lol! <BR> Sun, 23 Nov 2008 21:41:01 EST Martini's! Aye yup... a whole entire thread devoted to that elixir of life, the Martini! Shaken, not stirred, the pompetus of love, our fave drink of all time! <BR> <BR> It's Fri night, so let's par tay peeps... I'm buying! Fri, 21 Nov 2008 20:30:57 EST A warm collective hug. Hello everyone : <BR> I want to thank you all for not only taking the time to read part of my life story but to comment on it in such a supportive way, and a super big hug and thanks for the spark goodies. <BR> <BR> I have reached rock bottom. But ...............I went to bed last nite, realizing that apart from actually be homeless I can not sink any lower with regard to my circumstances and my own feelings of worthlessness and self disgust, so made the conscious decision that it is time ... Sun, 16 Nov 2008 19:35:13 EST Sorry to disappoint. Hello everybody : <BR> <BR> First and foremost I wish to thank everybody who sent out good wishes, good vibes and some much needed fairy dust for me on the exam. <BR> <BR> I quit school today. Simply could not cope. Despite the fact that I have a BA and an MA, I was totally and completely overwhelmed with the new medical terminology, 3 separate numbering sytems, naming and handling of instruments. All my smarts are word oriented. I suck completely and always have at numbers, science, ... Sat, 15 Nov 2008 23:38:57 EST Incisors, canine and mandibulars !! Hello all : <BR> <BR> First off, a great big super thank you for the warm welcome and for feeling good about being part of the 2% crowd. I should consider it an honor and not a stigma, and if others want to continue to call me weirdo or freakish, well.......that's on them, won't let it bother me. <BR> <BR> I like this team a lot, very glad to be part of it. <BR> <BR> Subject line refers to my coursework. I am in school studying to be a dental assistant. I am an ex social worker in adop... Fri, 14 Nov 2008 12:17:12 EST 2% ?? Hi gang : <BR> <BR> Want to pose a question and get your answers on how you feel about this, I am still making up my mind. <BR> <BR> I have been described many ways in my day, everything from bubbly and champagne like to the less kind freak,weirdo .......... <BR> <BR> I took this online quiz the other day. It said that 98% of them will answer the final question in a certain way, but 2% will give a totally different answer. Theh 98% answer was a red hammer. <BR> <BR> I guess it goes with... Thu, 13 Nov 2008 21:54:26 EST Hello, just joined. Hi all : <BR> I am new to this team, I have only just joined. I am an Aquarian, and to those who like me I am 'unique' to those who don't I am 'weird'. <BR> <BR> Have given up the fight of trying to stick myself into a round hole, when I seem to be square shaped or vice versa ! <BR> <BR> Anyhow, hope I have found a home here. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 13 Nov 2008 21:21:06 EST Weeks 2 & 3 (P90x) Weeks 2 & 3 (P90x) <BR> <BR> The last couple weeks have rocked! Check out my blog to tune into the newest adventure of me, Token Fat Guy. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=15<BR>58827 </link> <BR> Enjoy... <BR> <BR> TFG Mon, 10 Nov 2008 16:08:46 EST BUDDY CHALLENGE 10 day Buddy Challenge <BR> <BR> Starting 7 November. Get a buddy any buddy to do this challenge with you. Let us know in the challenge thread who your buddy is. If you don't have a buddy on this team bring one in from another team to do the challenge with you. Having a buddy is really important in SP they help motivate you and keep you on track. <BR> <BR> HOW YOU EARN POINTS <BR> 1. Stay within your calorie range each day. If you stay in range you earn 1 point if you are outside of yo... Tue, 4 Nov 2008 06:40:40 EST hi from a fellow dark at heart person Im a single mom and I love everything dark, from the goth culture to the occult. Look forward to meeting everyone Fri, 31 Oct 2008 15:33:25 EST BRAG BRAG BRAG! BITES <BR> <BR> What you got to brag about tell us so we can congratulate you and share in your triumphs? Wed, 29 Oct 2008 19:31:58 EST Week One (P90x) Week One (P90x) <BR> <BR> It's time once again for the newest installment of the ongoing adventures of me, Token Fat Guy. <BR> <BR> Come one, come all... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=15<BR>34687 </link> <BR> <BR> TFG Mon, 27 Oct 2008 21:05:09 EST Halloween Costumes! Just wondering what everyone has planned for Halloween? <BR> Are you going anywhere? <BR> Dressing up? <BR> I love this time of year :) Fri, 24 Oct 2008 15:04:44 EST Pumpkin Patch Challenge Here's a quick individual challenge everyone can do. <BR> <BR> Starting today. <BR> <BR> A minutes challenge; meaning exercise a certain amount of minutes a day. It could be cardio, strength training, elliptical, stat bikes, running, walking, anything to get us up and moving. (Thanks BH) <BR> <BR> Rules: <BR> 1. You must enter your minutes in your mySparkPage which means a maximum of 120 minutes per day. <BR> 2. For every 5 minutes of exercise you get 1 point. <BR> 3. Post your total... Fri, 24 Oct 2008 07:08:59 EST Hello Hi Dark siders, <BR> <BR> I'm Katie and live in Austin, TX. I am married, no kids, but my "baby" is my black kitty Ruby. I am enjoying SP and getting to know all the ins and outs. I'm kinda shy at first but I do open up when I get to know someone, so if I'm not real chatty that's why. I'm here for weight loss, support, and motivation but already I have been so inspired by many of you. Thank you for that. Looking forward meeting you all. Thu, 23 Oct 2008 18:18:10 EST Fun & Games! Check this out...a twist on Tic Tac Toe. :) <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>31</em> <em>241</em> Wed, 22 Oct 2008 22:51:41 EST OUCH! I seem to be constantly sore these days. Is that a sign that I don't stretch properly? Or is that normal (can you tell I never was a big excercise-fan?) <em>216</em> Wed, 22 Oct 2008 16:46:07 EST Film Industry Networking Hey, I'm not trying to steal anyone away from this totally awesome team, but I did want to invite any film industry people from the Darkside to come and join my new team, Film Industry Networking. If you're an actor, animator, visual effects person, director, editor, camera operator, or you just are interested in entering the field, come, join, network. Mon, 20 Oct 2008 22:56:49 EST I'm Deedee from Mo. yep I'm a newbie:) Hey there all...Just wanted to say Hi,I'm new to spark people,My sister told me about this site & it seems to be a really helpful place:) <BR> Anyways I'm Dee a thirty something year old(winks) <BR> single mom of 2 teens 1 girl 1 boy.I love my kids but I'm hoping for some adult contact(lol)& a little help getting started with all this SP stuff! Thanks. <BR> Mon, 20 Oct 2008 06:14:35 EST 10/15 Love your Body Day I found this article on the Daily Spark and wanted to share it with everyone. <BR> <BR> <BR> When you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror, what's your reaction? Do you pick apart your flaws? Critique the face smiling back at you? Avoid the mirror altogether? <BR> <BR> Starting today, look into the mirror and find one part of your body that you like. Whether it's the curve of your hip, your pearly whites, or big brown eyes, take a look at that body part and remember that you're beau... Thu, 16 Oct 2008 16:34:31 EST Stage Two, Week Three help Hey guys, I'm in week three of stage two of sparkdiet. I need some ideas for extra exercise. I'm already suppose to do cardio 5 days a week and now I'm suppose to add another 2 workouts. I don't want more curves or videos. Any ideas besides the track? Thu, 16 Oct 2008 15:11:36 EST Random Stuff (again) Random Stuff (again) <BR> <BR> Just posted the new adventure of me, Token Fat Guy. Lots of pictures of me this time. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=15<BR>12187 </link> Tue, 14 Oct 2008 18:27:01 EST Calling all Libras Are you a libra? Check out the new team I co lead if you are interested! Mon, 13 Oct 2008 21:38:53 EST Our Team Goals I just noticed that we have some pretty ambitious team goals. For example, 4 million steps walked each month. This is a awesome team, and I truly believe we can achieve these goals. Let's make Tazzie and Kat happy! <BR> <BR> If you haven't signed on for the team goals, why not do so now? And get out there and achieve them. Then record your progress under "other goals". <BR> <BR> Let's get those streaks going! Dark and Twisty people are the best! We ROCK!!!!! <em>224</em> <em>250</... Mon, 13 Oct 2008 12:16:49 EST What's up? Hey everyone, figured I would check out my darkside. Nice to play in your playground. Fri, 10 Oct 2008 19:19:59 EST hi I just started on SP. This spot seems more my style. Hopefully that means I'll feel slightly less awkward posting and can be somewhat active on the team. *fingers crossed* Wed, 8 Oct 2008 10:34:05 EST I'm back! I joined Spark People 11 months ago and this was the first team I joined. I loved everyone in the team and the camaraderie. I did really well for about 4 months or so until I hit a frustrating plateau and a frustrating series of events in life. I enjoyed my summer of cookouts and mass quantities of beer. I enjoyed even MORE my first ever trip out of the country to Prague and to London and did not hold myself back food-wise at all. <em>4</em> <em>190</em> <em>29</em> <em>15</em> <em>... Tue, 7 Oct 2008 12:49:50 EST halloween challange????? any buddy up for some fun??? <BR> <BR> look around and see how has the coolest halloween back ground.. <BR> <BR> vote here <BR> <BR> fell free to vote for any buddy <BR> <BR> spike <BR> <BR> im up and off to the running Sat, 4 Oct 2008 03:24:06 EST Overcoming the "maybe later" I am pretty happy with myself. My husband and I ride our bikes together at least once a week, but I have noticed him losing motivation. So I keep finding myself saying...well maybe later we'll go. Well as I'm sure you all know that never happens. Then it's the issue of well I have to do house work and don't have "time" to go for a ride by myself....uh huh. So even though money is tight I found an elliptical trainer online for only $100. We had to arrange our funds to do it but we got it. I've... Wed, 1 Oct 2008 16:09:55 EST Hi again I'm not new, but I'm not sure I ever introduced myself. <BR> <BR> I'm Amanda. I've got a bunch of weight to lose, but mostly I just want to feel better. Ya know? I'm kind of in this insomnia/caffeine cycle that I can't break free from that I've identified as the source of my problems (can't sleep, always tired, need massive amounts of caffeine to stay awake, don't drink enough water, eat fast & easy crap, no energy to work out, etc, etc...) <BR> <BR> I love SparkPeople and all its tools an... Wed, 1 Oct 2008 14:51:04 EST Just Not Write Just Not Write <BR> <BR> The new adventure of Token Fat Guy just posted. If you dare have a look...then I dare you to have a look! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=14<BR>85007 </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> TFG Mon, 29 Sep 2008 13:45:55 EST Dark poets haven Just wanted to pass along info about a new team on spark. Its called the darker poets haven. Its a show case for any dark pieces anyone may have written. I know we have a lot of super talented people on this team! Check it out! Lots of good stuff on there already! Sun, 28 Sep 2008 14:27:30 EST So last night... Was my first trip to The Castle in Ybor City. 'Twas lotsa fun, barring, of course, the occasional drunk ogler and the blisters, lol. Someone was walking around with a camera, got my picture a few times, wish he hadn't (flash hurts!). I obligingly smiled once, but I was talking the other times and didn't notice till after the bulb went off, rrrk. <BR> <BR> Anywho. I fully intend to return. In six months, when I can convince my mother to watch my toddler overnight. She doesn't like to keep hi... Sun, 21 Sep 2008 16:54:11 EST Support yourself goal??? I was looking for more info on that goal and couldn't find it. Can someone explain it? <BR> <BR> TIA! <BR> ~Lace~ Fri, 19 Sep 2008 13:01:21 EST Just for Fun... The Never ending Story. Okay I have a wickedly dark sense of humor and saw this game on another forum. It is really simple. There is only one rule: Add 15 words or less to the story. <BR> <BR> I will start it out. <BR> <BR> Once upon a time lived a man who secretly played... <BR> Wed, 17 Sep 2008 12:29:20 EST Does anyone have advice on this? I have a friend I started working out with in my home about 2 months ago. At first it was very good and she showed up on time and stuck to our plans, but lately she has started making excuse after excuse and is late. She never bothers to call until last miniute to say she is running late and then its hours before I hear from her again. I have started to workout on my own time but then, when she actually decides to be here, she expects me to workout more with her even though I have already pu... Sat, 13 Sep 2008 19:59:12 EST An Invitation Hello, I'm doing a challenge on another team and I thought others might be interested in it because anyone at any fitness level can do it... plus, it comes with prizes! <BR> <BR> If you're interested, come check it out: <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9812x1801<BR>4020 </link> Mon, 1 Sep 2008 16:07:34 EST Friction! Friction! <BR> <BR> This week's blog is about friction. I'm running late again but the new adventure of Token Fat Guy is posted. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal.asp?id=TOKENFATGUY </link> Sun, 31 Aug 2008 08:05:29 EST Scales I need to stop weighing myself on different peoples scales and get my own!.. anyone have any suggestions on a good one?! Thanks in advance!! Thu, 28 Aug 2008 01:06:04 EST 165 Or So? I'm searching for someone who is at or around 165 and would like to RACE to 159. I've been stuck here for a few months now. I'm SO over it! Is that you? Wanna race? Tue, 26 Aug 2008 21:16:23 EST Is anyone going to see Rise Against? They are currently on tour with Thrice, Alkaline Trio and some other band. Is anyone going to see them? Im going to Toronto in October for their show and I cant wait, their one of my favorite bands. Mon, 25 Aug 2008 16:27:43 EST Announcing YEA ME! I have done it! <BR> I'm no tech but the MACBOOK makes me look really good! come and see ! <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Aug 2008 13:28:50 EST Hey Hello and good luck to all the folks like myself! Rock on! <em>241</em> Sat, 23 Aug 2008 10:39:01 EST Message about going over calories burned goal..... I get a message that I have significantly gone over my calories burned goal and that it will not change my calories eated goal automatically......does that mean I need to eat more or what? Fri, 22 Aug 2008 19:15:58 EST Starting to feel discoura ed...... I have been working out consistantly for 4 weeks, maybe a little longer, watching what I eat, and have completely stopped drinking soda. I measured and weighed myself at the begining and measured again today....I have only lost .5 inch in my waist and like nothing anywhere else, and I have only lost 2 pounds. How long will it take to see "real" results??? I am so frustrated................ <em>234</em> Thu, 21 Aug 2008 20:24:18 EST Greetings, I be a batling. Hello fellow gloomers, New here on my 2nd day of SP diet and fitness plan and loving it. <BR> <BR> I feel honered to be apart of this fabulouse weightloss journey with so many others. <BR> <BR> Thankyou ebay for buying out your competition.! Sun, 17 Aug 2008 23:23:15 EST Possible New pet Ideas Well, one of my daughters mice died today. I'm not too sad, getting grossed out cleaning out their cages. But that leaves us with an empty cage, something I can't have. <BR> <BR> SOOOO! It's a small plastic tank, about 2 gallons I would guess. It's got a lid, that allows air to get in and not much else. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for something cheap, small and easy to care for. <BR> <BR> I thought about a Hermit crab, but read a bit on them, and they sound like a lot of work, then I th... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 19:13:49 EST Can we post things for sale here? I have a few things I'd like to sell as my monitors died and I need new equipment. Mods, please let me know if it's ok. <BR> Thanks! Sat, 16 Aug 2008 19:45:10 EST Oregon Trail Draw up your wagons we are travelling back in time and walking the Oregon Trail, staring in St Louis and finishing in Fort Vancouver, Oregon. <BR> <BR> Please join us for this challenge. This is a paces challenge so put on your pedometers please. <BR> <BR> You may also convert up to 2 hours per day on the pace converter. Remember a maximum of 10 hours per day only is counted for your paces in the challenge. <BR> <BR> If you are new to our challenges please read the rules. <BR> <BR> C... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 06:21:14 EST FRUSTRAT ON!!!!!! WHY?!! i feel like i've been working my ass off - riding my bike or walking to work and back mon-fri (3.5 miles each way), i've been staying within my calorie range (even at the low end), and still NOTHING! i'm only down 4 pounds after almost a month! do i need to step up with the cardio? or strength training? what is it?! any ideas??? thanks for letting me vent..... <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> Wed, 13 Aug 2008 13:45:28 EST Back to the Beginning? Back to the Beginning? <BR> <BR> This week's blog is a bit short as I get back into the swing of things. But if you want to read the latest installment of the exciting adventures of Token Fat Guy..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal.asp?id=TOKENFATGUY </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> TFG Tue, 12 Aug 2008 21:54:06 EST suggestions, anyone?? Ok, so I KNOW it's a little early, but this is about Halloween. A bunch of us go out every year for Halloween to our local bar/tavern (within 5 blocks of my house-YEA). <BR> One year I goth-ed out my friend (WAY out of character for her) & went with her. Another year we had a cowgirl, a 50's poodle-skirted gal, and two mid-evil vamps all show up together. Last year it was Kat, Kim, & Pixie from LA Ink. <BR> <BR> So, anyways ... I need some new "fresh" ideas for this year, since I've been as... Mon, 11 Aug 2008 12:45:05 EST Met my goal! Xposting <BR> I know I've been MIA and I'm so sorry for that. But I had to stop in and tell you all I met my first goal! I lost 20.5 pounds, putting me .5 under my immediate weight loss goal. Now I have to decide if I am going to go for my ultimate goal which is to lose another 4.5 pounds. I am ecstatic right now. I just wanted to post and share the good news with all of you. But I also wanted to say if I can do it, you can do it. Best of luck to all of you! <BR> <em>264</em> Sun, 10 Aug 2008 09:01:57 EST Pedometer Question Hi All, <BR> <BR> I've been noticing that my pedometer is recording about every 5th step. This is frustrating! It's not faulty. I think the problem is because I'm wearing maternity pants -- and the way the pedometer sits on the band, it's too slack. Is there a work around for this? <BR> <BR> How can I pregnant lady accurately count steps without a pedometer? <BR> <BR> Any advice is appreciated! <BR> <BR> Thanks!!! Tue, 5 Aug 2008 11:11:56 EST Identity Crisis Identity Crisis <BR> <BR> Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I was out of it for a couple of weeks but now I'm back. Check out this week's blog... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1380183 </link> <BR> <BR> TFG <BR> Mon, 4 Aug 2008 16:47:13 EST Bah and other stuff Hi all. I would like to say that I have been lurking on the boards, but it would be an outright LIE. <BR> <BR> In truth I have been avoiding SP, eating too much and exercising too little. Needless to say, I've added more to the "Starting Weight" category. Bah! <BR> <BR> Anyhoodles, I went out and got me a Nintendo Wii, got the Wii Fit (love it), Dance Dance Revolution (can't do it so well but like it a lot) so I am having fun AND moving. <BR> <BR> This of course got me to thinking that tod... Sat, 2 Aug 2008 21:30:41 EST Weight Loss Math Found this funny.... <BR> <link><BR>01/o.women.weight.loss.math/index.html </link> Fri, 1 Aug 2008 12:44:30 EST Doing anything for the Full Moon & Solar Eclipse? I don't think we will see the eclipse in our area, but I would love to hear if anyone else has special plans for it! Thu, 31 Jul 2008 14:21:35 EST Hehehehe!!!!! I just had to share this new picture with this group! <BR> <BR> Come to da dark side, we has cheezburgers. <BR> Wed, 30 Jul 2008 20:44:55 EST Tim Burton/Johnny Depp RP Hi! I'm posting about a fun Character Based RP site that I recently joined. I've never RPed online before, and I didn't know what to expect. It is actually a lot of fun, and this site is very curteous to first-timers. So, if you'd like to join, or just see what it is about, come and check it out! I'm Allison on the site, if you want to see what I do! <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 29 Jul 2008 22:39:27 EST Buffy RP Hi everyone! I'm coming by just to share a site that I admin. I've recently gotten into Online Character Based RP, and decided to Admin one for two of my favorite shows, Angel and Buffy. If you would like to join, or at least see what it's about, please, drop by! <BR> <BR><BR>index.php?act=idx <BR> <BR> I'm Willow, so, talk to me! Hehe Tue, 29 Jul 2008 22:37:10 EST Brewing ok, let's see I got everything, now to put it together to make Cadmonkey feel better. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 batwing <BR> 2 parts of banesbreathe <BR> 3/4 of a frogs tongue <BR> 1 eye of newt (stupid newt always losing their eyes) <BR> 3 part dragons breathe (ya like that is easy) <BR> 2 spider hairs (digs in bottom of trunk for that) <BR> 10 cobwebs <BR> 1 drop of nightshade <BR> 1 cup of bane of night <BR> <BR> simmmer for 24 hours... <BR> <BR> ok Cad, just give me 24 hours. Tue, 29 Jul 2008 10:04:29 EST The darker side of playlists Hey everyone. I just joined sparkpeople, and this group. I've been struggling solo with my weight loss recently. I've dropped 5 lbs, but I found my motivation waning, so I decided to try this site out. <BR> <BR> Music is the single strongest motivator for everything in my life. I was just wondering, what do you have on your playlists for the gym? I'm looking for recommendations that are both dark and driving. Here are some examples of songs on mine... <BR> <BR> Nightwish <BR> http:/... Sat, 26 Jul 2008 20:05:38 EST About last week's blog... About last week's blog... <BR> <BR> The adventures of Token Fat Guy continue! This week I'm giving away my shoulder secrets. Come check it out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=13<BR>47041 </link> Sun, 20 Jul 2008 18:03:44 EST If you would..... . Sun, 20 Jul 2008 14:52:14 EST Hearts Aflame July For those interested in a Cardio Challenge join us for the Hearts Aflame Challenge. This is an individual challenge so no team leaders are required. Please read the challenge rules on the web page. <BR> <BR> This is a two week challenge July22 to Aug 4. <BR> <link><BR>lameforvalentine </link> Sun, 20 Jul 2008 08:23:14 EST Question about positive energy ok... i've always been able to visualize and get what i want out of life, and i've always been able to hold another person's hand and give out what i call positive energy to help others achieve what they want... but something strange happened to me today and i need help. <BR> <BR> my sister was talking about asking the universe for what she wanted, so, i did what i always do when i want to help someone and i said for her to hold my hands and ask for what she wanted... well... i could feel h... Sat, 19 Jul 2008 21:43:43 EST Something to make you think I passed a Catholic church today and their sign was welcoming the new preist. I wonder how to pronounce his last name. <BR> <BR> "Welcome Father Shane Deman" <BR> <BR> That ranks right up there with when I worked at a radio station. On Sundays we aired recordings of local church services. On one tape that was dropped off, it said they had a guest pastor, Tom Kok. After some discussion, we decided to err on the side of caution and would rather mispronounce it as "cook" than "cock." lol Fri, 18 Jul 2008 22:25:18 EST The Dark Knight I saw The Dark Knight last night at mid night. It was AMAZING! Thats all... just wanted to brag. :P Fri, 18 Jul 2008 12:40:12 EST at home just me and my brain on overload i feel so overwhelmed, my sisters in the hospital, my grandmothers suffering from depression and wont get sister in laws falling to pieces because her kids are great and have no way to help any of them except give love....i feel stressed and dont know how to cope with all of these hitting at once... Fri, 18 Jul 2008 10:49:55 EST Won't you please, please won't you be, my... CONSCIENCE! <BR> <BR> I've got the fitness part of my sparkin' under control. In fact, I get positively snarky if I don't get to the gym 5 days a week... but I need a conscience or a buddy to help me be more responsible about logging my food and staying in range. I have an appointment to start working with a nutrition coach at the end of August (her first appointment available - my insurance pays for it soooo it's pretty popular) <BR> <BR> I just need some hand holding until I can be get t... Fri, 18 Jul 2008 00:32:56 EST hi ya Hi! I am new to the dark side but not to SP. I have been doing this for 2+ weeks and have lost 10.5 pounds so far! I am a wife and a mother with an interest in the abnormal... aliens, tattoos (although I only have one, so far), fairies and anything else outside the norm. My rewards for weight loss will be tattoos. I have a huge back piece in mind for the end. I would love more friends and support! <BR> <BR> ps. i love the icon for this group! alice rocks, can't wait for the movie! Thu, 17 Jul 2008 15:14:44 EST Pouring my heart out to cleanse my soul Oh, gee – I don’t know really where to start, outside of saying the my dh is my best friend in the world, and his sister is his only sibling… My jobs in life are to take care of his father, deal with his sister, and love his daughter. Done. That’s it for me - or so I thought… <BR> <BR> It’s just not that easy, people. I adore my step-daughter (geez, I didn’t give birth to her), and my SIL, well… let’s just say we have never before ~now~ gotten along. The FIL – my responsibility, and I accept... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 09:49:08 EST Just checkin in I'm still around Tue, 15 Jul 2008 03:34:56 EST Shoulder s...hate 'em Shoulders...hate 'em <BR> <BR> The adventures of Token Fat Guy continue... <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1333726 </link> Mon, 14 Jul 2008 19:41:20 EST ok, I must be a freak... I have always been one of those people that don't eat breakfast. Even since SP, I have not been eating it. So since I seem to be at a plateau, and since everything else I've learned from SP has worked, I decided to start eating breakfast. <BR> Sigh.... <BR> For 2 weeks now, I've eaten breakfast. And for two weeks now I've felt like a slug. That was what happened to me as a kid, too. Breakfast makes me slow and tired, and, well, a slug. <BR> I tried different foods. I tried an english muffin. ... Sun, 13 Jul 2008 11:52:31 EST A creepy cave dweller <link><BR>lery_enlarge.asp?edit=true&sid=nP%7E%2<BR>BFQqm%26Lt%7B%2Fgj%27Li%7DU%24Bp%3DrqU<BR>%40Rm&id=1574493 </link> Sat, 12 Jul 2008 18:48:49 EST So excited!! I get to spend all of next weekend at the Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS)Conference. It is being held at this great old hotel (The Belleview Biltmore) in Clearwater. I will be driving up there in the hearse and spending two days with fellow ghost hunters and historians. <BR> <BR> I WILL find a way to continue to eat healthy and exercise while I am at the conference. I will, I will, I really will. <BR> <BR> What are you excited about todayt? <em>100</em> Fri, 11 Jul 2008 19:56:38 EST going to the gym turn you mean? so am i the only one that turns mean when they go to the gym? I'm not sure what gyms in "normal" towns are like. i live in a college town. <BR> so my gym is filled with muscle bound freaks and tooth picks that need to put more clothes on. <BR> which turns me into the spiteful person. now i don't say the stuff i think to the ppl just to my hubby in the car on way home. <BR> just wondering <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Jul 2008 12:47:14 EST Not new.... but I have been in hibernation. Been a member of Spark for some time and have been a member of this team for just about as long! <BR> <BR> As I have been lurking around, I see a lot of new faces. Hope to lurk for a bit and maybe get the motivation to drop the pounds that I so desperately need to drop. <BR> <BR> A bit about myself... <BR> I am a thirty-something mother of two girls. I am an old punk fan. One little bit of the dark side that I never grew out of. I love to pull out the old Dea... Tue, 8 Jul 2008 22:37:29 EST slurrrp new-ish...found this site off of someones page...and it looks like it could be my play Tue, 8 Jul 2008 13:55:57 EST What I'm Made Of What I'm Made Of <BR> <BR> This week I pushed a bit to find out what I'm made of. Follow me on yet another adventure in the ongoing transformation of me...Token Fat Guy! <BR> <BR> Enjoy... <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1317634 </link> Mon, 7 Jul 2008 16:41:08 EST Missing in action Things have been funky these last few weeks. I haven't felt like posting, reading e-mails or "blogging". Sorry my devilish ones, I needed some me time to process. <BR> <BR> Things aren't sorted out yet, but they aren't bad. <BR> I miss all of you and your crazy antics. <BR> Have a safe and fab 4th, and I will be back on starting on Monday. <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Thu, 3 Jul 2008 11:31:04 EST Looking for help I've kind of fallen off the wagon, but I'm climbing back on. I weighed myself Monday and I'm higer than I've ever weighed before. I need to buckle down! Is anyone willing to help me out, be someone I can check in with and will be HONEST with me, and not nice if I REALLY mess up, although not be nasty! <BR> <BR> I just need an extra nudge along. Wed, 2 Jul 2008 10:04:02 EST What's your opinion? Ok...I have two questions. Hoping you can all lend some feedback. <BR> A: I work as a CNA at a local nursing home. I walk on average at a good, brisk pace 4-6 hours a day. Do you think I should add that in as exercise? <BR> B: Where I live, the tap water is DISGUSTING, so I mix in crystal light. Can I still count this as water intake? <BR> Wed, 2 Jul 2008 00:01:39 EST Finally a positive proble - birthday ideas! My birthdays on monday, and I don't wanna through a party, but lots of different stuff, i usually don't do, with different people. I'm having breakfast in a fancy restaurant, Going to a 3D movie, going for a tourist boat ride in Berlin (that's where I'm not a tourist), going to some kind of water-color-sound-spa, maybe going to the zoo. <BR> Any ideas? <BR> Ayelet Tue, 1 Jul 2008 01:38:33 EST Show and Tell She is my pet rose hair tarantula! <BR> She is so cute and fluffy! <BR> She is a beautiful coppery pink color! <BR> I can feel her little feet walk on me! <BR> I have had her for 4 years. <BR> She likes to eat crickets, moth snacks,(I catch them fresh myself) grasshoppers, (if I catch them) and wax worms. <BR> She does not bark, she does not leave hair on the couch. <BR> Her tank is lined with ground coconut shell and never stinks. <BR> She sheds her exoskeleton and I know she has gotten bi... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 23:17:02 EST Taking Stock II Taking Stock II <BR> <BR> The new adventure of TokenFatGuy just posted. <BR> More progress...more pugs...more math humor...more more more.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=13<BR>02502 </link> Mon, 30 Jun 2008 13:36:24 EST Hello I'm new to the team (and fairly new to Spark as well). I used to be the crazy loud girl who was the center of every party; now I'm the quiet girl you tend to think is sane until you hear her speak. I'm definitely a nerd who's into manga, kung-fu movies, literature, video games, and webcomics with a growing fascination for cosplay. Maybe I'm not terribly dark, but golly I get strange looks -_- Fri, 27 Jun 2008 12:39:42 EST Howdee from San Diego Hey everyone. Just found this board and I'm intrigued. I think these boards are what keeps me on SP (okay, plus i'm trying to lose weight...), and you guys look like a group I'd enjoy talking to. <em>100</em> <BR> So, for the mini biogaphy, I'm in San Diego and manage a veterinary hospital, where I'm managed to hire a crew of interesting people. I also go to school for web design. On the side, I love computers, music, video games, the Age of Conan MMORPG, riding horses, movies (love a go... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 23:19:25 EST all day alone, just me and the dog ok...its been a long day but they are all the same...i eat, and workout on a schedule, and in those down times...theres noone here but sadie..the dog...and she doesnt say much..... Wed, 25 Jun 2008 15:41:23 EST Incredibly frustrated- not losing OK all. For about the last month, I have not been losing weight at the rate I believe I should have. I have lost .5- 1 pound a week. I have cut down on calorie intake and increased cardio. What on earth could it be? Am I miscalculating calories? Could I be building more muscle? Any and all info and suggestions are welcome. <BR> Thank you my fellow darklings. <BR> Oh and a late Happy Summer to all! Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:52:54 EST IM AT HOME!!!!!! I AM HOME, I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOU AND THIS PROGRAM ., ITS BEEN A ROUGH WEEK BUT IN THE END THE NUMBERS DONT LIE...MY WEEKS RUN WED-TUES, AND WEEK 1 RESULTS ARE 7.8LBS LOST, I HAVE DONE MORE IN THIS 1 WEEK THEN I HAVE IN YEARS, IM MORE ACTIVE AND EATING RIGHT, ITS NOT A DIET, ITS A WHOLE NEW LIFESTYLE...IM LEARNING HOW TO LIVE ALL OVER AGAIN, AND IM SO GRATEFUL TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE SUPPORTED ME DURNING THIS NEW BEGINING., I KNOW IM WHERE I BELONG...THANK YOU Wed, 25 Jun 2008 05:08:56 EST dont want to do it alone im having a rough morning,the last true friend i had, weve been friends for 4yrs, just showed up and blasted me, apparently im a horrible friend and she is moving a good person and a good friend, i just dont believe friendships are one sided streets, and i want to better my life and she now its me, will , sadie, and the people here...i feel very depressed and alone, now im here all day with the dog and noone to really talk to..i could use a real friend.... Tue, 24 Jun 2008 07:29:26 EST Is anyone willing to be my accountability partner? This is PART II of the thread: I've been gone, I'm back and I'm scared <BR> <BR> Since I wrote the last message I've managed to eat 700 calories or so. I know I am the only one who can really help me but I felt I should write this. <BR> Is anyone willing to help me out for a couple of days, to get back on track? Just to hear my promises to myself and check up on me? ? <BR> Ayelet Mon, 23 Jun 2008 18:53:40 EST Taking Stock Taking Stock <BR> <BR> No...I'm not pushing a stock! But it is time to review my workout/diet and look for changes to be made. <BR> <BR> Check it out in the on-going adventures of me, Token Fat Guy! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=12<BR>88572 </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Robert <BR> Mon, 23 Jun 2008 18:02:36 EST I've been gone, I'm back and I'm scared Hi everyone. I need some help I think. <BR> <BR> The last month and a half or so have been quite rough, with me being stuck on a plateau. I've been trying to handle it in different ways (accepting it, fighting it, asking for support), which has somehow helped me survive and even get kind of optimistic and believing it'll soon be behind me. (THanks for all of your support) <BR> <BR> A couple of weeks ago though I had my wisdom teeth removed, which forced me to stop working out for a little m... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 14:52:35 EST If anyone can help.... I'm sure it will be one of you. <BR> <BR> My grandma and I were talking about Sweeny Todd and she remembers a song from her child hood about a man making sausages out of dogs and cats. <BR> <BR> If anyone can tell me the name of the song, or find me the lyrics, I'd be SOOOO greatful! Sun, 22 Jun 2008 14:10:51 EST Im an idiot! Just want everyone to know that I AM doing my goals and food and programs. Sometimes I can get things to go in and sometimes not. Like my water- thought it went in automatically but wasnt tracked on my team goals when I looked. Honest! I need three glasses a day to even take my remedies. So Im not cheating-just dense!!! lol maybe I can get the cats to help me, they are mad smart! <em>198</em> Sun, 22 Jun 2008 10:59:24 EST