SparkPeople Losing weight in Michigan Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=8826 Living in Michigan you probably have trouble losing weight. Between the inclement weather and lack of things to do, losing weight is difficult, indeed! We are here to help! SparkPeople Losing weight in Michigan Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=8826 Hello! Anyone still out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x57306085 Sparkpeople tells me to find another team because this one is "inactive" - which means we're all sleeping or hiding out somewhere. <BR> I know we didn't all run away from Michigan. <BR> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:19:38 EST Livonia area Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x54714782 If you live in Livonia, please connect! Fri, 30 Aug 2013 09:20:57 EST Giving it Another Shot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x52601449 Hi everyone, I just joined last night after being inspired (again!) by the Biggest Loser finale. I've tried many times on my own to lose the weight and keep it off, however, it appears I am my own worst enemy. I'm ready for change as I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. I'm ready for a new chapter in my life. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:16:24 EST Getting Started - again!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x51894516 No matter how many times I have to start, I will. I don't ever want to give up, and I know that the more I keep at learning to live healthier the more it will become my lifestyle. I am excited to make small changes everyday and not take on everything at once. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:30:41 EST Battle Creek http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x48823658 Hi guys and glad I found this team. I am 43 and took back a big part of my life. Time to get healthy not just for me . For a promise I made to many. Looking for a workout partner. I go with my wife but she works so much that we can only go once in a while. So male /female I am looking . I can bring a guest everyday so it cost you nothing. I just want motivation. Wed, 4 Jul 2012 11:27:31 EST Hello From NE Grand Rapids / Rockford http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x48088427 Hello my name is heather and I'm 27. I am looking for someone to meet up with someone to work out with and walk. Iam shy when it comes to doing thing on my own, and wont do it. And the fact is i need to get healthy. Please let me know if you are interested. Hope to talk to you soon. Wed, 16 May 2012 00:52:53 EST Anyone from Utica area or Sterling Heights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x47241315 Look for a work out buddy to go to the new Planet Fitness off Hall road...anyone interested e mail me at scrappysue29@yahoo.com Sat, 24 Mar 2012 13:26:25 EST Greetings from Traverse City Area!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x45796624 Hi I'm Lauren from the Traverse City area and am excited to be here. I've been on Spark for the past couple years but decided to get more involved to end the gain/lose 10lbs cycle I've been on. Happy to be here! Tue, 3 Jan 2012 13:19:42 EST Equipment question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x36604098 I was wondering if anyone has tried the folding cycle thing you can get from Walgreens? The one you can take anywhere with you. You can work your legs or your arms with it. Does anyone recommend it? Fri, 10 Sep 2010 13:03:57 EST July Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x35178603 I can't believe July is here! <BR> <BR> Have a safe weekend everyone!! Sat, 3 Jul 2010 07:45:53 EST June Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x34507472 I can't believe it's June already!! My kids have 3 more days of school after today. Not sure about anyone else, but our summer already seems all planned out for us. <BR> <BR> It just seems like it's so much easier to be active in the summer. I've been working on straightening up my plants. I planted Snow on the Mountain (not sure of the real name) and that had SPREAD!!! Gotta tame it down! No garden for me this year, only a stand that has tomatoes that grow out of the bottom & a few sp... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 08:39:46 EST Hi from Brooklyn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x34352868 Hello all moved to brooklyn a year ago from minnesota. Currently doing ww and tyring to get my body moving more. Mon, 24 May 2010 13:57:59 EST Zumba http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x33732509 I just got my Zumba DVDs yesterday & did that last night & this morning. Very challenging. Right now, I'm just mainly trying to get the leg movements down. I got 4 DVDs - Beginners (goes thru basic dance steps for Salsa, Merengue, etc.) Abs, Glutes & Thighs (EXERCISES (not dancing) to work those body parts, I was disappointed). Power - (Zumbaing) and Advanced that I will attempt when I get more of the movements down. Anyone else trying this? <BR> <BR> A gym is opening up here in our lit... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 08:44:58 EST Is this team still alive? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x31262754 I am just getting back on track so when I logged back into this team, I noticed that all of the last posts are dated back in 2009. Is this SparkTeam still going strong or has everyone else fallen off the path like I did? Wed, 20 Jan 2010 15:20:41 EST Great tourist places in MI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x26217972 Ok, since we all live here, I'm sure that all of us have gone someplace that we would recommend to people new to Michigan or just vacationing here. <BR> <BR> Anyone willing to recommend any place cool and a MUST SEE in Michigan?? Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:33:51 EST Congrats, Leaders!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x26033825 Congrats to Lucasta1 & Nupath who were the leaders for last months fitness minutes. They are such an inspiration! <BR> <BR> Lucasta1 gets a virtual massage <BR> Nupath - virtual manicure <BR> <BR> Congrats! Wed, 3 Jun 2009 09:59:51 EST What do you do outside for 15 minutes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10033x8826x25586909 Everyone probably has their own idea for a 15 minute outside activity. What do YOU plan to do? <BR> <BR> I like to walk. Sat, 16 May 2009 16:35:15 EST How's your week going? / Chit-Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x25532410 Ok, here's the spot to just let everyone know how you're doing health-wise or just let everyone know what you're up to with life. <BR> <BR> Chat on . . . Thu, 14 May 2009 11:17:39 EST Reintroduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x24835118 Hey, sorry for the cross-post… <BR> <BR> I freely admit I’ve been flaky about SP, but I’m still trying to figure out what will work for me. I’m looking for a walking buddy in the Kalamazoo area. Actually, somewhere up and down M-40 would be perfect, since I live and work on that route. In general I’m 36 and married my hubby less than a year ago. I’m a sci-fi geek, like books and movies, and have more than 50 pounds to lose in the long run. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 19 Apr 2009 05:58:25 EST S.W. MICHIGAN BUDDY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x24770500 I live in Benton Harbor Michigan and I'm looking for a work out buddy...let me know if you want to be a buddy and your from my area. Thu, 16 Apr 2009 14:05:17 EST are you in the detroit area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x24375038 please come and ride with me here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=32204 </link> Thu, 2 Apr 2009 16:48:32 EST Hi I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x23022541 New from brooklyn but currently in minnesota until the fifth of March. I am very excited about moving back to michigan. I still have a lot of weight to lose I have been on spark for almost three years now. <BR> <BR> Shannon Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:59:19 EST The Mackinac Bridge Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10033x8826x22927955 Is anyone going to do the bridge walk this year? I've never done it before, but I plan to this year. Having lost 118 pounds, by summer I should be able to have the excess skin removed, if I continue at the rate I'm going. I have said that this year I'm doing the walk. I've invited my parents to ride along, paying for the trip. We plan to do it no matter what! This is like my reward for losing the weight, or is that punishment? LOL <BR> <BR> I challenge others to do the same! Join me ... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 14:17:10 EST A to Z Towns / Cities in Michigan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10033x8826x22509333 I'll start off! <BR> <BR> Alpena Mon, 2 Feb 2009 12:02:10 EST BistroMD food delivery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x22383162 Has anyone tried BistroMD or any other food delivery service? It sounds kind of good. Thu, 29 Jan 2009 11:56:52 EST Need a Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x21461800 Is anyone from around or near the Walled Lake area? I'd love to have a buddy from somewhere near me. Everyone is great here though, for trying their best to give support to everyone who needs it. Sun, 4 Jan 2009 17:01:42 EST New Year's Resolutions? Or just more of the same? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x21279541 Just wondering what everyone's goals are for the new year? Do you make resolutions? Or are you just planning to continue with your Spark Plan? <BR> <BR> I would like to continue. I don't like resolutions or saying THIS is my start date for being healthy, etc. I would like to work out more & need to make the time. I feel better when I do. I'm also starting to think that maybe I need more sleep. I've been feeling under the weather for the last few days & can't seem to get over it. I ra... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 09:42:10 EST update on MI plus size yoga class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x20085994 I posted about this class before...it was on Fridays and now it is MONDAYS at 630pm....trying to get the word out there because it is a great class!! <BR> I am in LOVE with the Plus size Yoga Class in Rochester. It's at the Red Lotus Yoga Studio. It is taught by a plus size instructor Jean Charette (who is also a massage therapist). It is a small class of 3 students so far. While I can't do some of the poses, it was okay and she came up with modifications. It was so relaxing!!! It's seriously... Mon, 10 Nov 2008 12:51:01 EST HI! new and in t.c..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x19701818 hello! i'm a 26 year old woman....married for five years....from mid-michigan and have lived in the traverse city area for about four years. i have pcos and arthritis. i've been overweight since i was a kid. <BR> <BR> i'd love to find weight loss buddies....either online or in real life. i don't get much support from my friends and family right now. <BR> <BR> um....i dunno what else to say. so, um, hi! Mon, 27 Oct 2008 15:54:28 EST Hemp hearts/seeds anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x19070263 Has anyone else tried hemp hearts / seeds? What was your experience? <BR> <BR> They are supposed to leave you feeling full, but that's not what I've experienced. I still feel very hungry at lunch time. But, they are very nutritious, so I plan on sticking with them for a while. Sun, 5 Oct 2008 11:46:38 EST Hi from Albion! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x18838498 Just wanted to introduce myself, I am Sheila and I have lived in Albion my whole life. Just hoping to meet some people in my area that have the same issues with exercise and healthy living that I have. Fri, 26 Sep 2008 20:35:56 EST Good places to go walking??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x18795083 Hello all! <BR> <BR> I am going to start walking with my mom and cousin in the evenings and we are looking for some good places to walk. We all live in different places (Redford, Farmington, & Northville)so we are looking for a few places in the area to go. Any suggestions? Thu, 25 Sep 2008 10:38:07 EST Hi Everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x18195935 My name is Jackie & I live in Montcalm County. I have been overweight for years now and am soooo tired of it. I made up my "bucket list" and noticed that being overweight is a deterrent to alot of things i want to achieve in life. So here I go....I've lost 15lbs since Aug.2nd and my goal is to lose 95 total so 80 more to go!!!! Wed, 3 Sep 2008 21:43:11 EST Looking for 14/16-18/20 clothes on the cheap????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x17846389 I have had some success so I'm selling my clothes in a friend's garage sale. Quality clothes (most from Lane Bryant) almost all were originally purchased 11/07-12/08. 60+ pieces for $5.00 or less. (Yes, I do have a shopping addiction!) <BR> <BR> When: Thursday 8/21 - Saturday 8/23 10am-4pm <BR> Where: 27463 Delton, Madison Hts 48031 - 11 1/2 Mile/John R <BR> 3 blocks east of John R, 3 1/2 miles south of the Oakland Mall <BR> <BR> *Please let me know of anyone doing something similar in a... Thu, 21 Aug 2008 01:53:03 EST Hi from Oscoda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x17740504 Hello <BR> I am now to sparkpeople. I just had a daughter in March and have decided to finally pry my head from my butt and get healthy and lose weight. I want my daughter to have a healthy self image and not see food and exercise like I did. I am looking for motivation, challenges, and friends to help. Sun, 17 Aug 2008 11:09:57 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x17576399 Hi everyone my name is Nikki and I am 26 years old. I have been over weight for about 3 years now and am finally ready to get rid of it. I am a full time student as well as work full time so my days get a little crazy. Oh yea and I have lived in Michigan my whole life. Mon, 11 Aug 2008 12:17:37 EST Herbalife weight loss challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x17478080 Here's the scoop. It's 29 dollars for 12 weeks...you meet once a week for weigh ins and meansurements and education/coaching...the top three people split the prize... <BR> <BR> so I ask what's the "deal" "catch" "whats in it for you" she explains that she is a herbalife rep but does not "push" the products <BR> <BR> These weight loss challenges are popping up in newspapers and on craigslist across the country... <BR> <BR> The one I'm thinking of trying is 8/27 wednesdays at 5pm...they see... Thu, 7 Aug 2008 22:54:06 EST Hello from Holly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x17299597 Hi everyone. I've been a SP member for a very long time....lost about 30 pounds, gained back most of it by getting lazy. Now I've been back about a week, and I feel great! We recently moved back to Holly, and I'm excited to meet other good people from MI. Glad to have found this group! Sat, 2 Aug 2008 00:28:26 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x17240797 Hi, I'm Crystal, I've been on SP since April, and I'm stuggling, but not giving up. It seems like every time I get on a roll there is a change in my routine that throws me off for a bit again. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all. Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:22:54 EST New to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x17215777 Hello everyone. My name is Laura. I am a single mother of a 4 year old lil man. I work and attend college full time, all while taking care of my lil man. Since having my son, my health has lost it's spot in the top 5 of my priorities. I am now over weight and feel like I am lost on how to lose it all and get back to that pre-pregnancy stage of my life. I want to be able to be active in my son's life and in the future my grand children's lives so I am taking a stand now....any advice on ... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 15:56:09 EST A Very Important Lesson... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x16978850 Sparkling water + Sippy water bottles = complete DISASTER!!! <BR> I learned this while I was in my car on the way to work. I found a tasty water concoction on the site and decided to try it. Sparkling water with fresh mint and lime. (VERY YUMMY by the way!) But as I was driving down the road, I flipped up the straw on my water bottle and out sprang Mojito Falls!! All over my car and me! <BR> Just a warning to all of my fellow "Sparkers" <BR> <em>246</em> Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:17:16 EST Just talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x16929869 We needed a place for anything, any topic. So here we are: Good morning Michiganders wake up. Tue, 22 Jul 2008 08:06:40 EST A challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x16872259 Anyone up for one? I know I am! We live in a beautiful state so lets utilize it. My challenge to you is to walk a new trail once a week. Tell me where it was and how long it was. If you see anything really interesting tell me! <em>146</em> <em>214</em> Sun, 20 Jul 2008 11:33:27 EST I was so irate!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x16833418 Today I went to check out Gym's and prices. I was treated like a piece of dirt. The people looked at me like I was invading their turf or something. I was actually told that they don't have any classes for someone so over weight and f I chose to join I needed a doctors slip. the nerve of some people!!!!!!!!! <em>101</em> Fri, 18 Jul 2008 18:40:27 EST Hello from Milford http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x16808948 I just joined spark this week. I am 31 years old and living in Milford. My boyfriend is in Mongolia for the summer...so its just me and my 2 chihuahuas. I am a member of carl's ymca in Milford and I have been going to red lotus yoga's plus size yoga class on fridays...would love a workout buddy. Trying to loose over 100 lbs....and trying to eat mostly whole natural foods focusing raw fruits and veggies...I am also interested in door to door organics...they deliver organic produce to your ... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 23:41:45 EST door to door organics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x16800783 Has anyone tried door to door organics delivery? Thu, 17 Jul 2008 18:35:59 EST Plus Size Yoga class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x16798791 I just learned about a Plus size Yoga Class in Rochester. It's at the Red Lotus Yoga Studio. It is taught by a plus size instructor Jean Charette (who is also a massage therapist). It is a small class of 3 students so far. I went this past Friday and loved it! While I can't do some of the poses, it was okay and she came up with modifications. It was so relaxing!!! Not intimidating at all!!! I really hope they continue the class....so I am spreading the word around. I had zero experience and ... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 17:01:34 EST Greetings... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x16692891 Hello All!! <BR> I'm new to the group! I live in Livonia, and work in Chelsea. I'm married and a mom to a wonderful 9 year old. I like to bake, read and bowl. <BR> Good luck to everyone!! And keep up the great work!! <em>48</em> Mon, 14 Jul 2008 15:36:19 EST Come On Michigan - Let's Hear It For The Red Wings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x15535228 HooRay! The Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup June 4,2008! Let's hear your state spirit. Wed, 4 Jun 2008 23:38:54 EST Motivational Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x15184160 This is a "horse" story but I found it very motivational. It is about a blind horse that is now competing at a national level. It brought me to tears. If he can do this than I can find the determination to meet my goals too! <BR> <BR> <link>valianttrust.org </link> Sat, 24 May 2008 07:35:25 EST wings and pistons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x15164412 these teams rock <em>250</em> Fri, 23 May 2008 11:47:47 EST New Spark Feature http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x15149985 We launched a new feature today called SparkStreaks, where you can challenge yourself to reach certain goals every day (or week or month if you'd like). We know that members track streaks on their own, so we wanted to create this feature to make it easier to track. Streaks are a great way to give you extra motivation to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> You can view and manage your SparkStreaks by clicking on My Home/Start, then finding a link to SparkStreaks in the "myTools" section on the left ... Thu, 22 May 2008 22:02:18 EST Are restaurants really offering healthy options? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x15109764 Found this posted on another site and thought I would share. It makes you wonder if we are really eating healthy when we choose off the "healthy" menus. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.abc15.com/content/themenutest/st<BR>ory.aspx?content_id=8547c029-ea1a-43b3<BR>-a685-2f89b01edc04 </link> Wed, 21 May 2008 16:36:43 EST Newbie Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x14626309 Greetings all. I found this site indirectly thru a member featured in the May issue of Essence. I don't believe in coincidence and I know the Holy Spirit lead me here. <BR> <BR> I'm a divorced mother of 3 daughters (13, 16, 19) and I am determined to gain control of my life and return to the size I was pre-divorce! I have finally found that inner-peace within myself (took me a while to love myself again). But regardless if I lose as much weight as I'd like or not, I'm ok with me! Sun, 4 May 2008 09:08:41 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x14618333 Hi! I think I introduced myself in the wrong area on here. So I'm trying it again. I'm Michelle and I live in Detroit. Married and we have one child together. Glad to be here with others who have the same goals in losing weight in Michigan. <BR> <BR> Michelle Sat, 3 May 2008 22:07:17 EST Greetings everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x13909075 My name is April. Soon to be 26. I'm from the Portage/Kalamazoo area of Michigan. Big college town where unheathly lifestyles are in abundance around here! Glad to be a part of the group! my goal is to lose 50 pounds by new years eve! Wish me luck! Thu, 10 Apr 2008 17:32:55 EST Mini Goal for the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x12797640 1 )do at least 1 mile of walking 2 <BR> 2) do crunches on even days and sqats on odd <BR> 3 )drink more tea or water then pop <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Mar 2008 15:32:56 EST New!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x11884205 Hi! I'm Cindy, sahm to two girls (12.5 & 4.5) living in mid-Michigan with dh of 15+ years! <BR> <BR> I'm very excited to "meet" new people on my quest to live healthier, fitter, and thinner! Fri, 1 Feb 2008 14:04:05 EST Coopersville??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x11741155 Is there anybody out there from the Coopersville/Conklin/Sparta area??? I live in Conklin - I work in GR (28th and Breton ara) Mon, 28 Jan 2008 11:56:07 EST New also, SW lakeshore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x11683931 Hello my name is Breanne also new,seen the Ellen show and been a member since have a soon to be 2 yr old and just ready to lose, lose, lose and be healthy. Take Care Sat, 26 Jan 2008 10:05:21 EST Where is everyone from? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x11433493 I am currently living near Fowlerville but I grew up in Ann Arbor. <BR> Where is everyone else from? Fri, 18 Jan 2008 10:36:20 EST Glad to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x10999615 <em>30</em> I'm new to this site but am hoping that this will be the final answer to my weight loss for life. Sat, 5 Jan 2008 20:03:06 EST Indian River http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x10523702 Hi, I'm from the Indian River area. Any one else? Mon, 10 Dec 2007 19:31:18 EST Indian River http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x10523698 Hi, I'm from the Indian River area. Any one else? Mon, 10 Dec 2007 19:31:09 EST I'd like to see if there is anyone from the up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x9842346 hello I am from the great up of Michigan ! Is there anyone else? Also how do you get your track record on the bottom of your posts? <BR> A bit more about me; I like to be active and exercise but I have no buddie <em>39</em> ..I love ice cream ! I made an apple pie the other night and ate all of it :( but it was good ! :) I am single, no children, a smoker trying to quit ! Chanix works as long as you stay on the pills ! <BR> <BR> So it'd be really neat if I could find an exercise buddy fro... Fri, 2 Nov 2007 11:24:47 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x9196701 hi my name is tammy and i am from south have michigan. <em>30</em> Fri, 28 Sep 2007 23:08:54 EST Wheres my walking buddy??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x9094062 LOL I am still looking for a walking buddy anyone on here near downtown Jackson at all??? I have a feeling that I am the only one. Mon, 24 Sep 2007 10:28:15 EST HI from Jackson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x8912313 I just found this site while poking around. Thought I would join up hope to meet some new people and maybe someone who lives nearby that maybe I could go on walks with. We'll see what happens I suppose. <BR> <BR> Crystal Fri, 14 Sep 2007 20:30:46 EST September Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x8761151 Well ladies I think we may start to move from super hot weather toward early fall in the next week. <BR> I hope you are all doing well and good luck to all of you who are adjusting to a new school year. Fri, 7 Sep 2007 13:55:45 EST Game Day Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x8647285 It's that time again Football season. How about some healthy game day ideas for food. Share your recipes. My husband and I are avid Michigan fans...we are usually really REALLY bad as far as food goes on game day. I need some tasty game day recipes...please share. <BR> <BR> M...GO BLUE!! Sat, 1 Sep 2007 15:33:44 EST new too http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x8559238 hello, <BR> <BR> i didn't see a set post to introduce myself in, so i made a new topic. (still getting used to the BB style of community.) <BR> <BR> i moved to mi in the past year and don't really know many people or anything in the area. i'm going through a big transition with the move, graduating with my MA, and looking for a job. i'm trying to lose at least 50 lbs, and now seemed like a good time to get new habits started while i have time to focus on it. <BR> <BR> i'd love to find ... Tue, 28 Aug 2007 01:13:54 EST Detroit Tigers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x8269091 Anyone watch the Tigers. Ilove baseball only been to one game this year, but I am going again in Sept. <em>300</em> WAy to go Maggs Mon, 13 Aug 2007 11:16:56 EST What was your exercise today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x8267618 I haven't gotten my exercise in yet but I thought I'd add a topic we can post on everyday to try to get this group rolling!! This is something we can post on everyday...I'd make it a "sticky topic" but I'm not sure how. <BR> I'll post after my workout. Mon, 13 Aug 2007 10:31:38 EST Afternoon shift http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x8238324 Does anyone work the afternoon shift. I work from 4 pm to 2:30am and it is tough to find time to exercise and get enough sleep. Sat, 11 Aug 2007 13:22:58 EST August Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x8225791 Hi there. lets just begin with anyone that logs in and likes a daily interaction with others. that's me :) I enjoy sharing the day a bit and seeking advice on how to keep focused. I have 6 kids and it seems i'm tired alot lately and struggle with NOT just sitting down but rather moving and doing! I printed out a saying and put it on my computer window that says The shortest answer is DOING~~English Proverb <BR> <BR> that reminds me of my 15 min computer time limit. if I have to be on the co... Fri, 10 Aug 2007 16:30:31 EST What healthy habits did you do today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x8200230 Did anybody drink at least 64oz of water? <em>194</em> I got in about half that yesterday. <BR> <BR> What have you done for exercise? <BR> Besides the cruches I mention in another posts I did some Srength Training exercises this morning. <BR> Thu, 9 Aug 2007 12:28:10 EST 100 crunches a day challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x8200155 Anybody else on this team doing a 100 crucnhes a day challenge on another team? Or Anybody here interested in doing a 100 crunches a day challenge? <BR> I strated partipating in a 100 crucnhes a day challenge on the team I'm the leader of, yesterday. <BR> I did 25 I'm working on building up to 100 anybody want to join me? Thu, 9 Aug 2007 12:24:58 EST Did Anybody watch the Fat March? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x8200082 Did anybody catch the Fat March on abc on Monday. <BR> I wonder what that one women thaght she was getting into the one that didn't want to walk just wanted to quit from the start. <BR> I felt bad for the guy that got votted out. Thu, 9 Aug 2007 12:20:52 EST What will it take...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x8183137 To make this team active? Any ideas? <BR> <BR> Carol Wed, 8 Aug 2007 16:25:41 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8826x8179175 Hi all! I'm just trying to join some groups that are based in MI. I am 28, live in Oxford, and am trying really hard to stay on track with this lifestyle change! I'm hoping to start trying to get pregnant in October, so I need to have lost the weight by then! Wish me luck! Wed, 8 Aug 2007 13:15:43 EST The Christmas Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x8084603 Hi everyone! I started by posting this challenge to a few of the other teams I belong to....Show I thought I would post it here also! <BR> <BR> The Challenge is: To lose 3 sizes before Christmas! <BR> <BR> Of course this isn't a strict challenge...you can personalize this challenge to fit your needs. The point is to check in a couple/few times a week and post your progess, any problems your having, and most importantly to be held accountable for what you say! <BR> <BR> SO lets get starte... Fri, 3 Aug 2007 16:07:25 EST New member here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x8084445 Hey everyone!!! I'm new to Spark (here for 8 days) and new to your team! I look forward to chatting with you and losing weight together! Fri, 3 Aug 2007 15:58:57 EST Challeng es...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x7101604 I was just wondering if this group does any fitness challenges or anything along those lines. I used to be part of an online challenge (on the WW boards) that coincided with the Biggest Loser show on NBC. It was alot of fun and really was a great way to stay motivated and get to know others...... <BR> Wed, 13 Jun 2007 14:45:41 EST Happy Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x6764923 I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day.. Rain or Shine!! <BR> <BR> What did/will you be doing this Memorial Day weekend? <BR> <em>45</em> <BR> Cryssy <BR> Sat, 26 May 2007 09:18:58 EST any one watching The Biggest Loser on TV/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x6648199 <BR> I am learning much watching this television show channel 78 week nights at 7.00 pm anyone else find this true.? Rebacca71 <em>9</em> Sun, 20 May 2007 14:41:08 EST Happy Mothers Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x6512892 Happy Mothers Day to all!!! What does everyone have planned for today? We are going over to my mother-in-laws...cooking out and planting flowers for her. I love her to death shes almost 89 years old and still sarcastic as hell. Shes a real test to the diet though...every time we go over there shes trying to feed us candy, cookies, or something else that is a complete no no. She does it on purpose though she usually starts grinning or laughing when she asks us if we want something. Shes got a ... Sun, 13 May 2007 09:34:57 EST Weekly Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x6356721 Hi, <BR> Do you all have a weekly thread were you can talk to each other on? Or what is the topic that you chat on? <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Tina <em>184</em> Fri, 4 May 2007 12:29:03 EST New to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x6111031 Hi my name is Michelle from Rosevelle am looking for some people to workout or walk with. Sat, 21 Apr 2007 11:42:18 EST WInter hath returned in Northern Michigan. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x5795853 <em>46</em> Wed, 4 Apr 2007 17:36:32 EST What have you accomplished this week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x5713159 I got a good start on the yard work, I have many good things planned for the yard this summer. :-) Sat, 31 Mar 2007 18:46:42 EST Fun Email of the Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x5670340 One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a <BR> well. The animal cried piteously for hours as <BR> the farmer tried to figure out what to do. <BR> <BR> Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the <BR> well needed to be covered up anyway; <BR> it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. <BR> <BR> He invited all his neighbors to come over and <BR> help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began <BR> to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the <BR> donkey realized what was happening a... Thu, 29 Mar 2007 11:21:40 EST Spring at last! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x5620510 Get your running shoes out because spring has finally arrived in Michigan! :-) Tue, 27 Mar 2007 04:11:33 EST The Walk Run Jog Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x5475660 If you are in the area..... <BR> <BR> Hello everyone! <BR> I am going to start a come-as-you-are walk-jog-run club. <BR> <BR> I would like to start on Sunday April 15th at 10AM, and would like to meet every Sunday at 10AM until 11AM at the Clawson City Park cross country track. Its a woodchipped track that goes around the perimeter of the park. <BR> <BR> Basically it will be very informal. Show up, run, walk, jog, and meet other members. Come every week or once a month, it doesnt matter... Mon, 19 Mar 2007 11:15:39 EST Oh Springtime, where art thou? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x5276141 Hey guys, are you getting sick of waiting for spring? I sure am! lol <BR> <BR> What do you love most about spring? <BR> <BR> I love melting snow, new leaves, grass coming up, cherry and apple blossoms, thunderstorms, and road trips! Wed, 7 Mar 2007 20:30:43 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x5218906 What are your goals this month? <BR> <BR> Mine are to get in my 8 glasses of water every single day, stay within my calorie range more than I have been, and exercise regularly. Mon, 5 Mar 2007 04:30:59 EST Favorite workout/ xercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x5185776 What's your favorite exercise or work-out? <BR> <BR> I like walking in the woods, jumping rope, and hip-hop cardio dancing. I rent the videos from Netflix. They have some fun ones. :-) Fri, 2 Mar 2007 18:07:36 EST Login Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x5152131 How many did you get today? <BR> <BR> I got 3. Thu, 1 Mar 2007 01:49:16 EST Welcome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8826x5079614 Hello everyone! Welcome to the group! What part of michigan are you from/living? <BR> <BR> I'm in the middle of nowhere in northern michigan. lol :-) <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 Feb 2007 04:32:29 EST