SparkPeople South Suburbs - Fan the Spark Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=18649 Let's make that "fattest city" statistic a thing of the past!! SparkPeople South Suburbs - Fan the Spark Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=18649 Leaving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x54123590 Please read my blog and stay POSITIVE about yourself, your health, weight and fitness...I'll be hanging around SP a bit to keep up with my friends...the best part. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:11:10 EST Natural Mood Lifters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x53007581 It's depressing, this weather, isn't it? <BR> <BR> What are your natural mood lifters? <BR> <BR> Did you see this? <link>See oncologist Thursday at noon. May not be at the meeting. Last September when I had my mammo, they said the lump was nothing. Not so. </link> <BR> <BR> Sorry I have rarely been here. Been going through a lot of stuff with work and health. I have a new breast cancer diagnosis. <BR> <BR> Soon it will be walking weather in Chicago and the metro area - including us! ... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:44:35 EST Tinley Park "Miles For James" 5K 9/22/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x49535636 Anyone else interested in this race? I'll be there! <BR> <BR> http://www.milesforjames.com/events/5kra<BR>ce.php <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 23:13:01 EST Tennis anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x48620897 I started tennis class, which is great. I need to practice outside of class, but I don't have anyone to play with. Anyone interested in meeting and playing? I live on the southside of Chicago, willing to travel city or burbs. Just a beginner, so don't expect a pro. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Steve Thu, 21 Jun 2012 07:22:52 EST HELLO FROM HOMEWOOD!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x48155821 YES, I am a 50+ PISTOL of a woman! Actually, Pistol was my nickname while growing up. It was a name of endearment given to me by my father (R.I.P.). I try to use it as a part of a Username, etc., as a remembrance of him. My first name is Sharon, or Shar, for short; hence Sharpistol! Thank you for allowing me to become a member of your South Suburbs - Fan the Spark Team. GO SOUTH SUBURBS! lol I hope to share, and learn a lot, from all of you; plus, of course, to get fit, healthy, and s... Sun, 20 May 2012 17:58:47 EST Ridge Run on Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x48083653 While Beverly is a neighborhood of Chicago, it's SOOO close to the South 'Burbs, I thought I'd give you thess links: <BR> <BR> <BR> Sign up link: <link>www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-r<BR>egistration/80021 </link> <BR> <BR> Information link: <link>www.bapa.org/content.asp?contentid=1<BR>53 </link> <BR> <BR> I'd be interested to know if you participate and what your experience was. <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>247</em> Tue, 15 May 2012 18:55:18 EST SP Related New Year's Resolutions...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x46302575 Are you keeping them? Is there anything we can help each other with to reach our goals during 2012 that we haven't been doing? Any new ideas?! <BR> <BR> We can do this, you know, teammates! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>247</em> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 11:55:43 EST How did you do today? A poll! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x44857086 On Hallowe'en I <BR> <BR> 1. Overate just a bit, but will make it up <BR> <BR> 2. Stayed within range <BR> <BR> 3. Said, "Heck, it's a holiday..." and pigged out with the kiddies <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> Did you have lots of kids? We had lots NOT of our neighborhood! I understand...people out of work and not able to treat their kids or buy candy for their neighborhoods...but, cheesh, we ran out of candy and turned out the porch light about 7:45...and still had more come! Mon, 31 Oct 2011 21:20:51 EST Did everyone read the Best of Spark People today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4376x18649x44498314 Great for our team and one to pass on! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=84 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 9 Oct 2011 00:50:37 EST An Invitation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x43041474 I am going to be a guest speaker: <BR> <BR> Quitters & Cocktails <BR> Thursday, August 11th, 2011 * 5:00-9:00pm Hosted by Northwestern <BR> Memorial Physicians Group Smoking Cessation Program LakeShore Athletic <BR> Club Rooftop <BR> 211 N. Stetson, Chicago <BR> Please join us to raise funds that will provide smoking cessation <BR> services to low-income Chicago area residents. <BR> Featuring Halfpint Jones and The Cultural Experience Band Complimentary <BR> cocktails and hors d'oeuvres Tick... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 19:54:06 EST Local Eats and Treats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x42544709 What are your favs? For being within range and for treats? <BR> <BR> Suz and I had Rosati's Fabulous Four pizza and George Killian's Irish Red tonight for our 12th anniversary. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 22:40:50 EST New Feature announced http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x42432879 Here's the posting from Jen: <BR> <BR> We wanted to let you know about a small feature that launched today. <BR> <BR> On every SparkMail message you will now see a "Block This User" link on the right side of the page. After blocking, you can click the "Block List" button on you main SparkMail page to see everyone you have blocked, and be able to un-block members. <BR> <BR> Once you have blocked another member, if they try to send you a message they will see a general error saying you are n... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 21:56:50 EST Gaelic Fest Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x42108552 <link>www.chicagogaelicpark.org/irish_fest<BR>/index.htm </link> <BR> <BR> What fun it must be! (except for today's weather, of course). I've never been... <BR> <BR> Has anyone attended this celebration in the past? Are You going this year? <BR> <BR> It would have been a cool place to gather for us... <em>137</em> <em>439</em> Sun, 29 May 2011 14:30:13 EST Meaning of Motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x41959461 ***********MOTIVATION********** <BR> <BR> Give me an .... M = Make short term goals. <BR> Give me an .... O = Out with the negative thoughts. <BR> Give me a ...... T = Think of why you want it. <BR> Give me an ..... I = Imagine how you will feel. <BR> Give me a ...... V = Visualize the future you. <BR> Give me an .... A = Acknowledge your successes. <BR> Give me a ...... T = Treat yourself with respect. <BR> Give me an ..... I = Investigate new ideas and foods. <BR> Give me an .... ... Sat, 21 May 2011 16:19:50 EST Mother's Day plans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x41689662 Suz is going to her daughter's (in Tinley Park). I'm going to mine (Lemont) to have brunch with her, her DH, my little GS, daughter's inlaws. They're nice people. <BR> <BR> I know we have several people who are mothers and I figure we all have (or at least had) them...if you're doing something special, let us know! <em>247</em> Sat, 7 May 2011 22:26:44 EST Spark get together? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4376x18649x41633516 What do you think of a get together for us sometime soon? <BR> <BR> We could plan it in a forest preserve, a park...gosh, even a salad type restaurant. <BR> <BR> Do you think it would be enjoyable to meet other team mates, compare stories and make friends in the traditional way? <BR> <BR> Please post your thoughts and ideas... <em>247</em> Wed, 4 May 2011 22:13:20 EST Snow February 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x39631868 Hi, everyone -- Hope you are doing well. I bet most of us are staying in today (2/2). I have snowshoes but I don't plan to go out at all for now. I have no snow on my car and half the driveway is clear, but a wave of snow about 2 feet high encircles my house & runs down the other half my driveway. I salute anyone who has to make it work today to provide essential services. <BR> <BR> I have power, working plumbing, internet access, heat, and a full refrigerator - so life is good for me. ... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 10:47:13 EST 2nd Annual PNC Oak Forest Fleadh 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4376x18649x39448363 I have signed up for this. Anyone else participating? Sounds like a fun day!!! <BR> <BR> <em>186</em> <em>182</em> <em>57</em> <em>312</em> <em>57</em> <em>182</em> <em>186</em> <BR> <link>www.oak-forest.org/community/OakFore<BR>stFleadh.asp </link> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 21:54:52 EST What are your goals for the New Year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4376x18649x38819635 What are your goals for 2011? Post here & update your progress here. Sun, 2 Jan 2011 18:51:48 EST October 2010 Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4376x18649x37199818 For October, let's keep track, as a team, how much water we drink. As a team, let's aim for 1000 for the month. <BR> <BR> Everyone add your water total to the team total. That way we'll keep a running total. Fri, 8 Oct 2010 21:20:30 EST Hello from South Holland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x37138074 I have been off of SparkPeople for a while. I cancelled my old account and have started a new one with new motivation for myself. <BR> I was the one who actually set up this South Suburbs team a couple of years ago. I see you still have my photo and tagline for the team. :) <BR> I'm happy to see this team has grown. I'm excited to be back and ready to work my butt off....literally! <BR> IF you look at my spark page or become my friend, I must warn you, I've posted REAL 'before' pictures... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 00:20:11 EST I am back..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x37040026 Hi friends. I haven been on sp in a long while.. i started my work-out sep 27. and lost 2lbs. i am really trying hard. exercising and drinking lots of water and trying to eat less.... wish me luck.. cause i really need it..... how is everyone else doing. has anyone been their and done that. <em>213</em> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 10:52:53 EST September 2010 Challenges & Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4376x18649x36480364 What are your goals and/or challenges for the month? Sat, 4 Sep 2010 11:19:15 EST St. Xav Cougar 5K Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x36352292 Anyone else participating in the M/W 5K training group at St. Xav's? Let me know and we can Spark in person! <BR> <em>250</em> Sun, 29 Aug 2010 15:06:08 EST Hello from Blue Island! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x36351567 Hi, I joined yesterday, nervous to be doing this, scared I'll fail or is that I'll succeed? But, more than anything so tired if being unhealthy. Committed to the journey. <BR> <BR> E. Sun, 29 Aug 2010 14:20:22 EST Word Association http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16158x18649x35765111 Type the first thing that comes to mind when you see the word. First word below: <BR> <BR> Diet Sun, 1 Aug 2010 11:10:38 EST A-Z What's In Your Fridge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16158x18649x35765087 In alphabetical order, each person take a letter and list what's in your fridge. <BR> <BR> A - Apples Sun, 1 Aug 2010 11:09:41 EST True or False http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16158x18649x35765039 Make a statement about anything. Reply "true or false" to the previous post based on whether the statement applies to you. Then make another statement for someone to reply to. Sun, 1 Aug 2010 11:07:14 EST August 2010 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4376x18649x35764992 What is your challenge for this month...one month of summer left? <BR> <BR> List it here and update it throughout the month daily or weekly or biweekly. Sun, 1 Aug 2010 11:04:44 EST Points from the Wheel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x35604803 How many points did you get from the wheel today? Sat, 24 Jul 2010 10:22:32 EST Please see this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x35060070 It came from my Course in Miracles co-leader. Awesome. Stick with it, you'll be glad you did. <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=hN8 <BR> CKwdosjE Sun, 27 Jun 2010 14:07:37 EST HI from Flossmoor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x34525059 My name is Dyanna and I am working on getting myself back in shape. I am 23 and refuse to let another year go by and I'm not where I want to be. I look forward to this journey with all of you! :-) Tue, 1 Jun 2010 21:07:30 EST Hi spark people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x34278001 I just joined spark people in hopes to loose the next 20 lbs.Im at a plateu after already losing 20lbs., so im half way there! I live in the evergreen park area and Im currently training for the Susan G. Komen 3day for the cure, its a 60 mile walk over the course of 3 days in Aug. !! Lookin to buddy up w/a walking partner!!! I also enjoy all kinds of low impact cardio(got a bad knee) especially tao bo and was inspired by a good friend to lift wieghts -I LOVE it! Im looking forward to be ... Thu, 20 May 2010 18:48:29 EST Walking Buddie...Near Midway http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x33950073 Hi!, <BR> My name is Amy and I am looking for a walking partner. I live near Midway Airport and work in Willow Springs. I am looking to walk at least 3 days a week(in the evenings). We can motivate each other! Hope to hear from you!! :) Thu, 6 May 2010 08:45:59 EST big 40 is coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x31400103 Hiya, I'm trying to lose weight for the big 40 later this year. I missed the 20 year reunion so I never did that crash dieting. My bday is right before Thanksgiving, so I have time, but I need to stay disciplined. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 13:47:01 EST Show Your Spark Book Club Rally - Jan 22-24? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x31162818 Anyone interesting in planning something for the Show Your Spark Weekend? <BR> <BR> Here is the info from the Daily Spark page: <BR> <BR> The biggest and most important "Show Your Spark" Weekend is coming soon: January 22-24. Mark your calendars--that's next weekend! This is your chance to show others that you're part of a worldwide movement of people who are reinventing fitness, nutrition and healthy living! All you have to do is hold a "Show Your Spark" Book Club meeting that weekend to... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 12:18:51 EST Throwing away the yo-yo in Palos Heights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x30999482 Hi everyone! I just found Spark a few days ago. I have been fighting my weight for years after having my son 13 years ago. After having lost 25# on Weight Watchers over a year and then gaining back 15 of those pounds in 8 months, I am DONE. Going to lose it and never find it again. My goal is to lose 30# initially and then see how I look/feel before going for more. I am exercising regularly. Just started a new 12 week cardio program prescribed by a trainer at my gym today and am very pr... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 22:10:54 EST Represent your suburb! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x29719568 Hi everyone! I'm here to represent Chicago Heights! Whoo Hoo! <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Nov 2009 12:18:08 EST Hello from Flossmoor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x28766164 Hi - I am new to Spark and hoping to get/stay motivated. I have over 100 lbs. to lose and can really use some moral support. Good luck to everyone!! Wed, 30 Sep 2009 16:08:26 EST Dance Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x28558172 HI!!!! I am new to this group, but not new to the area :) I love to dance and am looking for somewhere in the area that offers dance to adults. I took a hip hop dance class when and I had my first daughter to lose weight and now I need to do the same after my second. Please let me know if anyone knows of one. Mon, 21 Sep 2009 13:39:44 EST Healthy Snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x25513574 What type of snacks do you all eat during the day? I'm talking about cheap and affordable items, not atkins, weight watchers or brands like that. Thanks. <BR> <BR> Jaime Wed, 13 May 2009 17:10:06 EST April Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4376x18649x24353369 What are your goals and/or challenges for the months of April? <BR> <BR> Mine is to get back into the exercise routine by working out four days a week. Wed, 1 Apr 2009 23:37:43 EST Word Association Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x24052090 Hi everyone! I got this idea from another Team. I'll start off by writing a word below & the next person who sees it posts the first thing that comes to their mind when they see the word. We'll just keep going. First word is below: <BR> <BR> Team Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:48:25 EST Bunco http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x23183609 Does anyone play Bunco? Mon, 23 Feb 2009 16:12:09 EST Biggest Loser Auditions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x22809657 Hey all....watched the Biggest Loser last nite and they are holding auditions at the NBC 5 Tower on February 21, you can see more information, I believe on the NBC5 website. I was going to go, but my daughter has a dance that nite! Check it out! Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:34:23 EST Greetings from Tinley Park http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x22039685 I am new to this group; I joined Spark People on December 29th. I am a single mother of two beautiful boys and I reside in Tinley Park. My goal is to lose between 60-70 lbs this year, thus far I have lost 17 lbs. Mon, 19 Jan 2009 15:01:08 EST Mommy in Mokena http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x21768681 Hi! My name is Katy. I live in Mokena currently with my 3 wonderful children and hubby. I just started with this new lifestyle last week. So far I have done great sticking to it, but not so well with the weight loss. I didn't lose anything last week...I'm hoping it's my stinky old scale (I really need a new one!) or water weight...or SOMETHING! I'm trying to be positive! I look forward to meeting all of you and making some new friends in the area!!!! Mon, 12 Jan 2009 10:51:43 EST Loosing it in Lansing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x21729883 Hi all, <BR> I just joined the group and looking forward to getting to know you all. <BR> Thanks in advance for the warm welcomes. <BR> Let's Shake it neighbors! Sun, 11 Jan 2009 11:22:05 EST Monthly Gathering http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x21587683 Hi Team! I would like your feedback on the following: <BR> <BR> One of our team members suggested that we meet, possibly once a month, in person to get together & discuss SP. . .maybe try recipes, discuss our journey, support one another. . .since we live fairly close to each other. <BR> <BR> If members are willing to do this, we could possibly set something up at a restuarant for the first meeting. When the weather's warmer, maybe we can meet for a group walk. These are just suggestions... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 14:40:26 EST January Challenges. . .Start the New Year Right! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4376x18649x21413307 Here's a place for everyone to list some challenges for the month & keep track of your progress. <BR> <BR> I fell short with my December challenges, so this month my goal is to do 500 cardio minutes, 200 sit ups & 100 push ups. Sat, 3 Jan 2009 10:04:32 EST Back again from Chicago Heights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x21190795 My name is Endia. I've been around for a few years, but I haven't changed a bit. As a matter of fact, I have gained weight. I pray that is year is different. Fri, 26 Dec 2008 14:43:07 EST Holiday Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x21048603 What are everyone's plans for the holiday? Fri, 19 Dec 2008 00:06:48 EST New from Markham http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x21047411 Hello everyone, <BR> I'm not new to SP, but new to this group. Lynette Thu, 18 Dec 2008 22:51:52 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x20792045 Hello Members, <BR> <BR> I'm looking to lose about 40 pounds. I'm a member at Women's Workout World but probably won't be renewing after it ends in February. Tired of the commuute. Looking for other new unique ways to workout. Thanks. <BR> <BR> Jaime Mon, 8 Dec 2008 16:41:16 EST December Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4376x18649x20774210 What are your challenges for the month of December? Do they have to do with exercise, nutrition, or something else? Write what your challenges and/or goals are here for the month of December & keep updating it. <BR> <BR> This month, my goal is to work out on the elliptical machine for 500 minutes, do 500 crunches, & 500 push-ups. Mon, 8 Dec 2008 00:33:55 EST Counting down to the New Year.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x20753570 I was sitting her thinking about how I usually bring in the New Year, and thought I'd ask you how do you all bring in the New Year? I bring it in by attending church watch service. That being, we fellowship while having dinner, the pastor brings forth a message, and we bring in the new year all together by counting down. <BR> So, share with me your plans for the new year and how you bring will be bringing it in! Sun, 7 Dec 2008 07:53:26 EST Thanksgiving Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x20461203 What is everyone planning to do for Thanksgiving this year? Anyone going to hit the stores on Friday? Mon, 24 Nov 2008 14:33:55 EST Newbie from Matteson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x19213123 Hello all my name is Tema and i'm not new to sparks but new to this group...glad to have found it i'm 43yr old sahm and would love to get to know everyone Fri, 10 Oct 2008 02:29:14 EST Free Hour of Drinking @ The Spot Tonight!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x18649356 I know I'm being a bad influence but if you were gonna go out tonight anyway, come to The Spot on Sept. 20th for ONE HOUR of free drinks! <BR> <BR> We'll mingle and drink and play some cards or sit aside and chit-chat. <BR> <BR> Very casual event - bring a canned good for free cover and mention that you're a guest of Heather Olson's to partake. She won this free party there so come and drink your share!! <BR> <BR> Party starts at 9 p.m., with a cocktail reception from 10 to 11. Valet pa... Sat, 20 Sep 2008 13:35:08 EST Greetings from Oak Forest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x18635542 Hi everyone! I'm Lisa & I just joined recently. I'm excited to see a group from the south suburbs. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 21:19:03 EST Hello! from Willowbrook, IL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x18561326 Hi All, <BR> I'm new to the group and looking forward to making some connections!I need to gain motivation and keep on movin'. I'm extremely excited to be here and find fellow sparkers that are in MY area!!! Feel free to email or send me a message, I'd love to chat! See you on the forums!! <BR> ~Manda Wed, 17 Sep 2008 13:40:57 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x18469174 Just stopped by to introduce myself. My name is Nechole and I am from Romeoville which is near Bolingbrook and Joliet. Just wanted to say hi. I am trying to lose about 48lbs by March 1 which I will turn 40. I hope to take away a healthy way of living as well from the group. Wish everyone well on your weight loss adventure. <em>213</em> Sun, 14 Sep 2008 14:24:07 EST Greetings from New Lenox! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x18163567 Great to see a South Suburb Group. I am also a Weight Watcher on the Core Plan and attend meetings in Tinley Park. I hope to have reached my goal tomorrow's weigh in. Then the real challenge begins KEEPING IT OFF! I will do that with the help of SparkPeople. <em>9</em> Tue, 2 Sep 2008 20:07:37 EST Hey there from the southwest suburb - Bolingbrook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x17741491 Hello all!! :)Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!! Sun, 17 Aug 2008 12:22:47 EST Projekt Revolution Ticket - Off Topic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x17706465 We have one extra ticket for Projekt Revolution for tomorrow's show at Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI. $90.00 is what we paid for it on Ticketmaster so that's what we're asking for but make an offer!!! section 201, row S, Somewhere between seats 77 & 91. We're located in Homewood but we can meet you off 94 on our way to the concert or else meet you at the gate. Please respond with phone number for easier meet up. <BR> <BR> <BR> Cash only. <BR> Fri, 15 Aug 2008 17:56:27 EST Good lunch options/workout buddy near 87th/State http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x17423188 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> I just started working on 87th street, near 87th and State. I need to know what else is around here (besides a McD's on each side of my workplace!) for lunch menus that have healthy options. <BR> <BR> Also, being that I am here until 5:00 every weekday, is there anyone in the area or nearby that would like to get together after work to walk or anything? I can't yet afford a gym membership but I'd love an exercise buddy! OR, I live in Homewood so anyone around there, too... Wed, 6 Aug 2008 10:37:29 EST Hello From Evergreen Park http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x16836575 I have been with SP for a month. I am still surfing and learning this site! Just wanted to say hello and hope to be chatting with you guys!!!! Kim Fri, 18 Jul 2008 21:21:32 EST Homewood, IL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x15080332 Anyone live here? I really need a walking buddy in the area or close surrounding area. Thanks! :) Tue, 20 May 2008 17:39:16 EST new here AGAIN lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x13790632 Hi all, I have not been active in sparkpeople since I signed up a couple of weeks ago but that is going to change so I am REintroducing myself. lol. I'm Kathy, live in the south suburbs of Chicago. And I need to get off my butt and lose some weight. weather is starting to get better and hopefully I can get start walking. I just seem to like my couch better! lol..... Mon, 7 Apr 2008 16:07:38 EST CHALLENGE: 3/30 - 4/.05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x13633036 New week, new motivations! <BR> Wed, 2 Apr 2008 12:18:10 EST weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x13420331 I lost 2.5 pounds this week!! <em>244</em> Wed, 26 Mar 2008 11:14:35 EST Challenge Week 3/23-3/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x13358534 Alright, time to get serious: <BR> <BR> I will record my calories and WATCH them. <BR> I will exercise 4x this week. <BR> I will get to bed on time! And, therefore, wake up at a decent hour to keep my life better regulated. <BR> <BR> Actually mostly the same things I keep writing as my goals, but usually fail to keep. Mon, 24 Mar 2008 11:17:34 EST My Introduction! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x13355544 Hi everyone! Despite the fact that I was, I think, the third person to join this team, I've been inactive up to this point. Sorry about that...good intentions and real life getting in the way and all that hazz. ;) <BR> <BR> I'm Kristi, 29, from Lansing, and I need to lose some weight! I work full time and have two toddlers and a husband and a million hobbies, so squeezing in workout time is difficult for me. I aspire to become a runner and have committed to doing it for at least a year to se... Mon, 24 Mar 2008 09:47:31 EST Hello from Oak Lawn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x13333017 Hi team. Sun, 23 Mar 2008 00:48:24 EST March 08-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4376x18649x12935656 I will exercise at least 10 minutes 2x day for 3 days. <BR> This is a biggie for me, I'm so out of shape! Sat, 8 Mar 2008 01:24:31 EST Brand spanking new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x12928297 Hi! Just joined spark and am so glad its free! I love free things! lol. I live in Posen, I know you probably never heard of it, its near Midlothian,Oak forest etc. I lost 30 pounds about 2 years ago on WW but it got to be alittle too expensive so I quit and somehow 10 pounds creeped back on me without me even knowing ( sneaky) and now I want to get back on the bandwagon and lose 20-25 pounds. I just got lazy is probably the best and most truthful excuse I can give for not losing. I just ca... Fri, 7 Mar 2008 18:50:29 EST challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x12928035 I noticed some challenges for february.. Since I just joined can we have a challenge for March? Fri, 7 Mar 2008 18:37:18 EST new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x12885117 Hey all, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team, but I've been on Sparks since November of '07. I didn't even realize there would be a south suburb team until I started to search. <BR> <BR> I've also been a south suburb gal all my life and just bought a place in Oak Forest. <BR> <BR> I'm on a weight loss slump, so I'm a little frustrated. I'm sure once the weather gets warmer I'll feel better though! Thu, 6 Mar 2008 10:43:29 EST Hello, all! New beginnings... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x12822443 Hi, everyone! My name is Heather and I just moved to Homewood, IL (Chicago south 'burbs) 3 weeks ago. Once the move was complete, I decided it was time to get back to the healthy eating, etc. SP resources I had used to lose 30 lbs. this time last year (which I ended up gaining all back)! I'm always looking to meet new people and exercise/motivation/dog-walking (we have two 55 lb black labs) buddies and I'm looking forward to being an active member of this group as much as I can! :) Tue, 4 Mar 2008 11:22:09 EST Challenge for week of 2/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x12326062 Well, I didn't meet any of the goals for the first week. However...I DID #1 eat out WAY less often, #2 Did exercise 4 days, and #3 log MOST of what I ate 4 or 5 of the days. So, all was not lost, and I think I set them too high. So, I will continue with those goals in mind, adding to each: <BR> #1 I want to make at least two healthy meals from the Spark Recipes (easier to track info from them) this week as well as only eat out once or twice. <BR> #2 I will exercise at least 20 minutes 5 d... Sat, 16 Feb 2008 09:18:36 EST Guess the Movie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x12208299 "...gelatinous muck." <BR> <BR> ok that's a pretty hard one to start with. I'll give a hint later, Debra, if YOU don't get it right away! <em>20</em> Tue, 12 Feb 2008 11:01:09 EST Challenge starting February 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x12192641 Alright, I'm here! Here are my challenges for this week: <BR> <BR> This week I will challenge myself to: <BR> 1) workout on my elliptical 3X <BR> 2) turn my bedside lamp off by 11:30 p.m. <BR> 3) not eat anything after 9 p.m. <BR> 4) only eat two things each day that I wouldn't want to track <BR> <BR> (I'm starting here and I'll work my way to doing better) <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Feb 2008 21:29:00 EST Challenge starting 2/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18649x12081116 I wanted to list about 6 differents goals for the week, but, realizing thats not too realistic, I've cut it down to 3: <BR> #1 eat out NO MORE THAN one time this next week <BR> #2 exercise 5 out of the next 7 days <BR> #3 log my food & exercise each day on Sparks Thu, 7 Feb 2008 23:54:39 EST Welcome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18649x12041769 I have lived in the south suburbs all my life. <BR> I have been on SparkPeople for a year and a half. I joined because I've been carrying all this extra weight around for over a decade and I need all the help I can get to work on losing it. <BR> I'm looking for teammates who can encourage and support each other. <BR> <BR> Tell your friends!!! <BR> Wed, 6 Feb 2008 18:49:33 EST