SparkPeople Grand Rapids Michigan Team Messageboard Team for those in the area that want encouragement and support. SparkPeople Grand Rapids Michigan Team Messageboard Anyone out there? Hi Everyone! <BR> I'm trying the spark again and was hoping to meet a few friends along the way. Anyone out there? Wed, 9 Feb 2011 19:39:24 EST Just found this page. I am happy to see a Grand Rapids page here, I did not know that it existed. Then again I am pretty new to the whole Spark thing. I joined just over a month ago & am still learning to navigate it. So, hello to all you fellow Grand Rapids folks! Mon, 31 May 2010 21:45:31 EST I'm back at it! Hi GR friends, <BR> <BR> I have not been back here since 2008! Still at the same weight...lost and gained same ol' story. But no matter what, I have not given up the quest. I live in Kentwood. Any Sparks Buddies near me? Maybe abt the same specks? I am 42 5'9" 286 pounds, married with 3 daughters looking for walking partner. I belong to Fitness 19 on eastern/54th, looking for a work out partner. You dont have to be fat to be my partner. If you're a in training trainer I would be happy to hel... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 09:44:47 EST Hello! Hello! I'm Danielle! I'm 23 & live in Grand Rapids. Right now, on the north side, Comstock Park area, but I'm selling my house and have to move in the next month, most likely to downtown somewhere. I have a 5-year-old son. I just lost my job, and while I'm looking, that means I also have free time, so no more excuses for not working out more! And I go to school full time at GRCC. <BR> <BR> I used to have a YMCA membership & am probably going to get it back soon, so if anyone wants to be YMCA... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 10:52:34 EST Hello!! Hi my name is Korrie. <BR> I struggled with weight after I had my son. Well he is now 7 and I was tired of carrying around the extra "baby" weight. Plus he is no longer a baby. So I had no excuse. I started to watch what i ate in Oct 08 by the end of Dec I had lost 11 lbs!! I went from 224 to 213. So Jan 09 a group of my girl friends wanted to lose weight too we did our own version on loser and called it chub club!! Well I started eating right and exercising and by the end of Jan I lost 15lb ... Sun, 27 Dec 2009 18:43:46 EST Walking Group Hello GR Sparks! <BR> <BR> This email is to let you know there is a walking group at Centerpointe Mall starting Friday 12/18 at 10am meeting at the start marker across from Old Navy. If you can make it, the more the merrier. Accountability helps with success. <BR> <BR> I will post later with other meeting times and places. Open to suggestions. Hope to meet you! <BR> <BR> Heather Thu, 17 Dec 2009 15:40:37 EST LOOW Challenge January is going to bring us all a new game! It's called "Last One Out Wins"!! (LOOW) <BR> <BR> The Gameplay: <BR> <BR> This is a game where we start out as a group, weigh in, and work hard to stick to our programs to see consistent weight loss. Each week, we will weigh in and those that maintain or lose each week will continue on in the competition for another week. If any of us gain weight during the course of a week, we will take our seat in the cheering section! If you forget to post... Thu, 17 Dec 2009 05:01:34 EST What's on your list? Why did you join SparkPeople? <BR> Was it to lose weight? To tone up? To meet new people? <BR> Once we know why we are here then we can create some challenges that will benefit our group. So please let us all know - what's on your list? Sat, 10 Oct 2009 10:28:59 EST Car Show July 19th This coming Sunday evening is the 9th annual Res Life Car Show. Kids activities, games and concessions. Becoming quite large with over 600 cars last year. Check it out at All proceeds go to support the Inner-City Youth ministry Power House. Bring the family, bring your ride, doesn't have to be a trophy ride come support GR kids. Tue, 14 Jul 2009 09:27:58 EST a long journey My name is Ro0bert Howard and last week I took my first steps in what is going to be a long journey. <BR> Since I retired in 99, I have not gotten the physical activity that my job required. I looked into the mirror last week and I did not like the stranger who was looking back at me. So, I decided to do something about it. I went to the gym; walked on the treadmill, worked out, with the help of an advisor,my daily routine and so far, I have lost 2 1/2 pounds.. Not much, only 88 1/2 pounds ... Sun, 14 Jun 2009 07:43:29 EST Day 7 Boot Camp Today's workout: <BR> <BR><BR>ess_articles.asp?id=1089 <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to write a blog about your first week of boot camp. How are you feeling? Do you like the workouts? Are you feeling sparked? <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend! <BR> Nikki Sat, 13 Jun 2009 08:36:53 EST Day 6 Boot Camp Today's workout can be found here: <BR><BR>ess_articles.asp?id=1088 <BR> <BR> Today's challenge includes trying something new. Try a new recipes that you have been wanting to. Or try a new workout that you've been interested in. <BR> <BR> TGIF! Fri, 12 Jun 2009 07:08:27 EST Day 5 Boot Camp Today's boot camp video can be found here: <BR><BR>ess_articles.asp?id=1087 <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to also add on at least a half hour of cardio to your daily workout! <BR> <BR> Make it a great day! Thu, 11 Jun 2009 07:57:46 EST Day 4 Boot Camp Here is today's workout: <BR><BR>ess_articles.asp?id=1086 <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to eat 2 servings of veggies. <BR> <BR> Good Job Zenxb! Keep up the good work! Wed, 10 Jun 2009 08:00:57 EST Day 3 Boot Camp Good Morning Everyone! Today is day 3. You can find today's workout at: <BR><BR>ess_articles.asp?id=1085 <BR> <BR> Today's challenge will be to include 2 servings of fruit into your meal plan. Tue, 9 Jun 2009 07:44:18 EST Suggestions for June's Boot Camp Name In today's challenge I asked for suggestions for June's boot camp name. I would like to incorporate freedom in honor of 4th of July. Post your suggestions here I will pick the best by tomorrow. I will post it with tomorrows workout! Thanks everyone! Mon, 8 Jun 2009 08:20:18 EST Dady to tot I am a married 46yr young father of a 3yr old girl, looking to stay young to be here for my daughter. Sat, 30 May 2009 23:19:31 EST Yoga in SW Michigan Hey gang, I'm , teaching yoga in Glenn on Thursdays at the local church. It's a special class adapted for us curvy gals. let me know if you'd like to join, and I'll give more info. <link> </link> Fri, 29 May 2009 14:03:32 EST New to group Hello, I'm Ree and I live out in the Grand Haven area. I thought I'd check out this group since it's the closest to the area I live in. Anyone else from along the lakeshore? Love to find someone to lend/give support to on this journey to a healthier lifestyle!! Good Luck to all of you! Mon, 6 Apr 2009 10:37:43 EST oh so new Hi everyone just starting to get the feel of sparkpeople pages. I love it so far. Need to lose about 50+ to feel more healthy. <BR> I could use a few people that I could buddy-up with and email once in awhile to. Thu, 2 Apr 2009 23:06:51 EST Walking buddy or just get together Hi all. My name is Julie. I'm new to sparkpeople. I live in the kentwood area and I would like to meet a walking buddy. Or just someone to hang out with and bitch about our weight or problems. Wishing you all luck, I'm gonna need it! Tue, 6 Jan 2009 15:59:48 EST Just want to introduce myself He there everyone. I'm back and after still not loosing any weight by myself have given up and come back. My name is Shelby and I'm the mother of a wonderful six year old, and I don't want his mother to be fat anymore, so here I am. I can't wait to get to know you all. Mon, 22 Dec 2008 00:54:26 EST Does anyone know any Personal Trainers in GR? Hi I am a newbie here. So first I want to introduce myself and second, I want to ask if anyone knows any personal trainers here in the area? If so, please let me know! Thanks! Sun, 14 Dec 2008 09:48:47 EST Does anyone know of a good face to face group? Hello, <BR> I am looking for a group in Grand Rapids area that meets on a regular basis. They could meet for exercise, weigh ins, something. I really think I would do better with a group. I am trying Spark People online - because I am at that stage where I am willing to try anything... but I feel that I would do better with a group. <BR> So does anyone know of something (That doesn't cost a lot?) <BR> Thank you! Fri, 5 Sep 2008 11:56:39 EST daily check in hi , no one seems to check in here Sat, 21 Jun 2008 21:17:14 EST Walking Team I am trying to start a walking team on the west side of Grand Rapids. Any body interested please reply Thu, 5 Jun 2008 20:51:57 EST hey i'm Mark from Sparta 35 year old I want to loose about 10 to 15 # Thu, 8 May 2008 20:24:17 EST GR Restaurants What is you favorite restaurant in the greater Grand Rapids area? What is their best diet friendly dish?? Fri, 15 Feb 2008 20:34:21 EST GR Arts Festival We (I work at a dance studio) just got our notice to send in our audition tape for this year's festival. It's always a great time even when it rains. Which it has during or before our performances the last two years. Looking forward to another fun festival weekend. Does anybody else attend? Fri, 25 Jan 2008 14:13:16 EST Im new! Hello everyone! I have been a member of Sp for a little over a month now. It has helped me so far. I did not know until today that there was a Grand Rapids team. I am originally from Grand Rapids but i now live in Allegan. Mon, 14 Jan 2008 15:09:10 EST Anyone else from Rockford/Sparta area? I've been on sparkpeople for a while, but haven't done anything with it in AGES. I decided I needed to get back in the groove again, so here I am! Is there anyone else around from the northern GR area? I'm about half way between Sparta and Rockford, a SAHM to 4 kids with a trucker for a husband. So it gets difficult to control diet and get any exercise, but I'm determined to succeed with it this year! My 5-year wedding Anniversary is in April and I'm determined to be much more fit by then! Sat, 5 Jan 2008 09:59:51 EST Not quite GR Hello, I joined yesterday, and i'm just finding my way around the site. I'm from Middleville just a bit south of you guys, but thought I would join anyway. I've got lots to lose, but I think this is a great site and it will definately help me. Fri, 4 Jan 2008 12:32:14 EST Also a Newbie Hi, <BR> My name is Michelle and I live in NE GR. I work full-time out of the home and I am married with 2 young girls ages 6 and 3. <BR> Michelle Thu, 27 Dec 2007 21:20:21 EST Second Attempt Okay I am back on the horse again so to speak. This time I will attempt to concentrate on the small incriments 10 pounds at a time. Hope all are well. Enjoy Advent. Peace Barbara Sun, 2 Dec 2007 10:45:05 EST newbie! Hi, I just moved to Kalamazoo, MI from Columbus, Ohio 2 and half months ago. I got married on July 14th, 2007 and we have a beautiful cat named Almonzo (kids are a long way off for us right now lol). I am grad student in Sociology at Western Michigan University. My motivation skills are severely lacking so this is my 3rd time trying SP. I think it will help me to meet some people who are fairly close by and also trying to get healthy and lose weight. Tue, 23 Oct 2007 11:11:19 EST I am in Kenwood Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Camille. I am 39, Married, 3 girls, stay at home mom. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Camille Fri, 12 Oct 2007 10:15:34 EST ANY ONE FROM EAST GRAND RAPIDS?? Hi my name is Ali I am 28 and I live In EGR (East Grand Rapids) I was just wanting to chat with people on here from EGR !!! <BR> --ali <em>212</em> Thu, 11 Oct 2007 14:08:13 EST Newbie Hey all my name is Kari, I'm 25 and new to this team. I didn't even know there was a Grand Rapids team. That's awesome!! Mon, 24 Sep 2007 10:50:52 EST Hi...I'm new Hi. I've been on Spark since Feb. of this year. I currently live in the GR area. I grew up in the Sparta/Kent City area just north of GR. I enjoy biking and just started running this year. I have been doing WW for the last year and a half through work and have lost 80# so far. <BR> <BR> Anne Fri, 3 Aug 2007 16:18:21 EST Need prayers today for tragic death! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Could you please lift up the Hilbrands family from Grand Rapids, MI today. Their 12 year old daughter was killed tragically when she was hit in the back of the head with a softball at practice. Her funeral and celebration of life service is today at Sunshine Community church and the family is going to need so much comfort! <BR> <BR> This family sat in front of my family at church Sunday and I was noticing the similarities between our families. They have 4 girls and we... Fri, 27 Jul 2007 12:28:59 EST Hi From a4boyzmom Hi everyone, I am so excited to be here. I am from the Sparta area(north of GR)I am a 38 year old mom to 4 boys 20,17,14 and 12. I also am a Parent Educator for the Bright Beginnings program through Kent ISD. I am excited to be part of this group and get motivated to lose weight and take care of myself! <BR> <BR> Have a great 4th! <BR> <BR> Wendy Wed, 4 Jul 2007 09:55:08 EST Looking to join an excellent gym? In February, I joined Fitness 19 in Jenison. I LOVE it! For all of you that are looking for an inexpensive, month to month gym...I would recommend this one! Wed, 20 Jun 2007 21:44:37 EST Hello from Wyoming area New to this team...just wanted to get in touch with the locals!!! Tue, 29 May 2007 23:10:49 EST Water Flavoring Hey NDN, you said you found a water flavoring that was really good with no calories... you didn't say what it was though???? Sun, 13 May 2007 00:44:02 EST We are officially moving! House up for sale! Hi everyone, <BR> We are officially moving from Rockford to North Carolina. Very overwhelming to say the least! <BR> <BR> I know this is totally not health related, but wanted to put it out there. Our house is up for sale through Prudential. Here is the link if anyone is interested in moving to Rockford. <BR> <BR><BR>?mls=G592606&d=19355511&skip=&quicksea<BR>rch=cahill <BR> <BR> Melissa Thu, 3 May 2007 11:57:38 EST Any good dog friendly nature trails? Drove out to Townsend Park today and spent an hour walking the trail. It was short, and walked it twice, but it was really quiet, very nice. Was wondering if any of you knew of a few more around the GR area. Thu, 3 May 2007 11:51:31 EST Storms Nice storm we had here tonight! I live in a pretty large apartment building and I swear the whole thing was shaking! I called my sister and she said "did you feel the house shaking?!" If I did she definately did...she lives with my mom in her mobile home! I love thunderstorms but I hope our weather lightens up, I want to get out more often. I tried rollerblading with some used blades I picked up from a thrift store, but they suck! The right one doesn't want to roll! I'm thinking about buying ... Tue, 1 May 2007 03:52:09 EST Hi from Kentwood! I just joined the team. I see that there isn't a lot of activity on this board but oh well. My name is Amanda, I'm 24 and I've been married for almost 5 years. I just joined spark a couple of weeks ago. I've been doing ok, not having a problem staying with in my food ranges, but this week I'm having a hard time exercising. I'm just feeling blah! I have to keep thinking about how the scale will be so happy when it doesn't have to register so much LOL....I've lost 11 lbs so far and I want to ke... Tue, 24 Apr 2007 23:42:15 EST The countdown to swimsuits Today was such a nice day. We really got to get serious people - there is only a few weeks before we are forced into shorts and tank tops unless we want to die of a heat stroke. If thats not motivation, I don't know what is. I hate the way my arms look in a tank top!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to BE STRONG every day so I can have my body back. I just want to wake up in the morning and not think about my weight and how uncomfortable I am in my clothes. I can do this...WE CAN ALL DO THIS! One d... Tue, 17 Apr 2007 19:36:19 EST Coming Home! I am a transplanted Grand Rapidian who gets to come home next weekend for a replenshing few days. I miss the water being around most. I live in a state where there are no natural lakes other than the one on the northern most border. <BR> <BR> What would you miss the most? <BR> <BR> Peace have a good one! <BR> <BR> Barbara Sat, 31 Mar 2007 23:17:22 EST 5/3 River Bank Run Wouldn't it be something if we could get together and join in on something like the bank run? I see not a whole lot of action has been going on in this spark team area...thought I might bring up something that anyone that lives in the area might have heard about at least one! Fri, 16 Mar 2007 16:28:47 EST New to this site Hello there. <BR> I actually live in Holland but it is nice to find people on this site that live close to home Wed, 7 Mar 2007 12:17:42 EST Hi! Hi - I live in the Zeeland area - but thought GR was close enough :) My name is Michelle, I have been married for 4 1/2 years to a wonderful man - we have one son Blake who was bor 9/11/06 Mon, 5 Feb 2007 18:26:45 EST New to the site. Hi I have been on the site for a few days and am trying to learn as much as I can. I am trying to quit smoking lose weight and find a job I like to stay busy I guess. I was so encourage to see so many others in the area on the site. I moved here a few years ago with my husband and I really like it here. Thu, 4 Jan 2007 00:59:52 EST DETERMINATION I have to make it this year to goal. I am looking for someone who would like to walk outside and lives on the NE end of Grand Rapids. Any Takers? Read my profile. <BR> <BR> I have made goals not resolutions this year and the number one is FINISH WHAT I START. Today is January 1,2007 and I am starting this goal with great determination. Anyone else want to make it to goal this year? Mon, 1 Jan 2007 09:03:44 EST New Here.... Thought I'd say hello and introduce myself! I'm just getting started and trying to find my way around this site. It looks like alot of fun! <em>249</em> Tue, 28 Nov 2006 23:45:12 EST welcome I just wanted to welcome you the the sparkteam. I set this up for support in the grand rapids area. I have some friends at work who are joining the program and losing weight with me. It is cool that you are training to run the race next year that is a great goal. keep in touch Wed, 4 Oct 2006 12:51:00 EST