SparkPeople Kenosha/Racine Area Team Messageboard For people from the Kenosha/Racine area to get healthier together! SparkPeople Kenosha/Racine Area Team Messageboard Glow light walk run Union Grove WI Just a heads up that I will be doing the Glow 5K in Union Grove WI. I started a team "Chatthefat" for anyone that wants to join me. The walk/ run is June 7th. Should be a great time. If you need a link let me know or google it. I am also going to test out the new beachbody 21 day fix to see if I can get rid of a few pounds so I will have a better time. This does give us a few months to train. Mon, 3 Feb 2014 09:45:45 EST Does anyone want to take over as leader? I am not very active on this team and would like to offer my position to anyone who would like to take it on. Just let me know. Thanks! Sun, 25 Aug 2013 09:38:50 EST ideas to motivate this team to post All my other teams are much more active in their postings....any ideas? <BR> <BR> Do we have monthly challenges? <BR> Daily chat? <BR> Do we organize a walking club? Sat, 20 Jul 2013 09:55:58 EST Quotes of the Wek ( June 23 - 29 ) 1)I am not what happened to me. I am who I choose to become. <BR> Carl Jung <BR> <BR> 2)Don’t walk in front of me I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. <BR> Albert Camus <BR> <BR> 3)Never look back - unless you’re planning on going that way. <BR> Henry Thoreau <BR> <BR> 4)Sometimes the hardest battle we fight is the battle within. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 5)If you want to be respected by others, you must first respect yourself. <BR> A... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 23:18:55 EST Quotes of the Wek ( June 16 - 22 ) 1)The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them. <BR> Charles Bukowski <BR> <BR> 2)The people I treasure the most give me the biggest scars. <BR> Tablo <BR> <BR> 3)If you want to be unhappy, uncomfortable, and insecure, just spend your life trying to do something that is not right for you. It is just like trying to wear shoes that don’t fit. <BR> Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> 4) Don’t explain. People only hear wh... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:56:30 EST Quotes of the Wek ( June 9- 15) <BR> <BR> 1) Love yourself, accept yourself, forgive yourself and be good to yourself. <BR> Leo F. Buscaglia <BR> <BR> 2)I think you have to sometimes lose somebody completely before you can figure out what they really mean to you. <BR> Dawson, Dawson’s Creek. <BR> <BR> 3)The next time you feel you have to defend something about yourself, ask yourself, why am I feeling I must defend this? … Do not feel you must say anything. Be who you are. Do not try to be perfect all the time. <BR> Orin... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:36:57 EST Quotes of the Wek ( June 2 -8 ) <BR> 1)Fake friends are like shadows, always around on your brightest days, but during your darkest times they are no where to be found. <BR> Chris Sandoval <BR> <BR> 2)Words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart. <BR> Phyllis McGinley <BR> <BR> 3)I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I’d just been myself. <BR> Brittany Renee <BR> <BR> 4)We can’t control w... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:11:17 EST Mother's Day Quotes 1)All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. <BR> Abraham Lincoln <BR> <BR> 2)Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. <BR> William Makepeace Thackeray <BR> <BR> 3)God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. <BR> Rudyard Kipling <BR> <BR> 4)The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. <BR> Theodore Hesburgh <BR> <BR> 5)The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the... Thu, 9 May 2013 19:08:01 EST Quotes of the Week ( May 12 -18 ) 1)The constitution is for us all to live together, a common life, we need each other. <BR> Pope Theodoros II <BR> <BR> 2)You don't make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies. <BR> Yitzhak Rabin <BR> <BR> 3)In the midst of fighting there is no place for public debate. <BR> Yitzhak Rabin <BR> <BR> 4)I can, of course, think what I want, just like everyone else. I simply have to refrain from saying everything I think. <BR> Margrethe II of Denmark <BR> <BR> 5)The knowledge... Thu, 9 May 2013 18:57:32 EST Quotes of the Week ( May 5 -11 ) 1)It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees. <BR> Emiliano Zapata <BR> <BR> 2)I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue. <BR> Xenocrates <BR> <BR> 3)Men create the gods in their own image. <BR> Xenophanes <BR> <BR> 4)Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not. <BR> Xenophon <BR> <BR> 5)I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. <BR> Voltaire <B... Thu, 9 May 2013 18:37:01 EST Quotes of the Week ( March 31- April 6 ) <BR> 1)There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly. <BR> Antisthenes <BR> <BR> 2)Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults. <BR> Antisthenes <BR> <BR> 3)A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 00:04:02 EST Quotes of the Week ( March 24 -30 ) QUOTES ON FRIENDS <BR> ====================== <BR> 1) The enemy of my enemy is my friend. <BR> -Arabic Proverb <BR> <BR> 2) A friend is known when needed. <BR> -Arabic Proverb <BR> <BR> 3) Do not tell a friend anything you would conceal from an enemy. <BR> -Arabic Proverb <BR> <BR> 4) No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor. <BR> -Danish proverb <BR> <BR> 5) You may poke a man's fire after you've known him for seven years. <BR> -English Proverb <BR> <BR> 6) Friends are like fiddle... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 21:02:23 EST Quotes of the Week ( March 17- 23 ) <BR> 1)Absurdity. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion. <BR> -Ambrose Bierce <BR> <BR> 2)Adventure is not outside; it is within. <BR> -Ray Stannard Baker [David Grayson] <BR> <BR> 3)A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence. <BR> -Chinese Proverb <BR> <BR> 4)Behind every great fortune there is a crime. <BR> -Honore de Balzac <BR> <BR> 5)He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive. <BR> -Italian Pr... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:47:07 EST Quotes of the Week ( March 10- 16 ) QUOTES ON FOOD <BR> ================= <BR> <BR> 1)He who eats alone chokes alone <BR> Arabic Proverb <BR> <BR> 2)A good meal ought to begin with hunger. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 3)Appetite comes with eating; the more one has, the more one would have. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 4) He that eats till he is sick must fast till he is well. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 5)Seven's a banquet nine a brawl. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 6)Much meat, much disease. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 7)Put a knife to th... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:28:14 EST Quotes of the Week ( March 3 - 9 ) QUOTES ON FORGIVENESS <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------- <BR> 1) Repentance won't cure mischief. <BR> -Scottish Proverb <BR> <BR> 2)Forgiveness is love in its most noble form. <BR> -Anonymous <BR> <BR> 3)Never repeat old grievances. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 4)A reconciled friend is a double enemy. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 5)Those that do you a very ill deed will never forgive you. <BR> Anonymous <BR> <BR> 6)If I die, I forgive you. If I live we shall see. <BR> Ano... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 01:25:36 EST Quotes of the Week ( Feb 24 - March 2 ) 1)We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. <BR> Henry Ward Beecher <BR> <BR> 2)Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. <BR> Aristotle <BR> <BR> 3)Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. <BR> Ralp... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 01:10:59 EST Quotes of the Week ( Feb 17- 23) 1) Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. <BR> Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> 2)The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury. <BR> Charlie Chaplin <BR> <BR> 3)If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever. <BR> George Orwell <BR> <BR> 4)The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” <BR> Augustine of Hippo <BR> <BR> 5)Travel brings power and love back into your life.” <BR> Rumi <BR> <... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:56:17 EST Quotes of the Week ( Feb 10-16) QUOTES BY ARISTOTLE <BR> ====================== <BR> <BR> 1)We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. <BR> <BR> 2)Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.. <BR> <BR> 3)It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. <BR> <BR> 4)... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 03:07:17 EST Quotes of the Week ( Feb 3 - 9 ) QUOTES ON LOVE <BR> ================ <BR> <BR> 1)Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. <BR> Lao Tzu <BR> <BR> 2)Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. <BR> Aristotle <BR> <BR> 3)Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.' <BR> Erich Fromm <BR> <BR> 4)Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 02:49:13 EST Has anyone tried the Primal Diet? I'm not a fan of diets per se' but my son's family is doing this diet. He has sparked an interest in me and have been someone doing this. It is hard breaking old habits of eating a lot of processed carbs. I have to say though, it seems to make sense. It is about changing our body back to a fat burning machine rather than a carb burning machine. It isn't a low carb diet but rather a moderate carb plan that has very specific restrictions one the type of carbs you can eat. It sounds complicated ... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:42:22 EST FREEZING FUN FEBRUARY! For February I was thinking that we make an effort to do some sort of fun exercise outdoors at least once per week. Get Creative!!!!! Share your ideas with the team. Maybe we can even come up with something to do as a team as a February finale? Any ideas?? Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:15:40 EST Staying motivated in the cold weather I've been so UNmotivated since winter started. How does everybody find their "get up and go" when it is nowhere to be found? Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:01:54 EST Quotes of the Week ( Jan 27 - Feb 2 ) QUOTES ON TRUST <BR> ==================== <BR> <BR> 1)Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish. <BR> Barbara Smith <BR> <BR> 2)I always trust my gut reaction; it's always right. <BR> Kiana Tom <BR> <BR> 3)The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become. <BR> Gisele Bundchen <BR> <BR> 4)A lie c... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:13:03 EST New to that area and new to the team Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm in the process of relocating to Racine but have been a Sparker for a long time. I lived in Sheboygan until 5 years ago and my work took be to Brownsville, TX. I'm now moving back for a new job. <BR> <BR> I have been living a healthier lifestyle for a year with may biggest change being rewarded by taking first place for the "Individual Male" in the Brownsville Bigger Loser Brownsville competition last year. I have been maintaining my weight for just under a year. <BR>... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 19:10:23 EST Quitting team I am sorry to have to say I am leaving this team, but I moved to Florida. <em>390</em> The pink heart is to remind you all to pray for my daughter who was just diagnoised with breast cancer. She had a double masectomy and it has spread to the lymp nodes, Good bye everyone Sun, 26 Aug 2012 01:47:21 EST Back from a hectic few weeks Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have been gone for awhile but I am back. I went to a conference in Orlando, Fl and while I was there I had two really bad things happen to me. First, I slipped in the shower at the hotel and hurt myself so I had to take it really easy. Second my FitBit quit working the same day and I didn't get a replacement for a couple of weeks. <BR> <BR> After all this when I got home a couple of days ago the ADP deadlines have been pushed up again to the end of next week. I am ... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 19:48:42 EST Hi to everyone from across the borader Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Emma and I moved back to the area in October of last year. I started being part of the spark community last year but a lot of life changing and stressful events occurred and well derailed my commitment to myself. I do not live in Wisconsin but I live across the border in Winthrop Harbor. Growing up most of the things I did sports was done in Wisconsin. Most of my friends live in Kenosha and Racine to this day. I am 33 years old and 210 lbs. My goal is to lose 95 l... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 10:54:09 EST Union Grove Relay for life If you are there this weekend, stop by and say hi. I will be cutting pineapples and talking about weight loss. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 00:14:59 EST Meetup group. Anyone interested in doing a meet up group. I have been doing OK but I am looking for more weightloss/fitness type friends. I hear about others doing meetup groups and think this would be fun. I would think a once a month or twice a month would be great. We could meet up for a walk or a cup of coffee. We could cover things like the scale doesn't move, new apps, other digital support. This could be a great cheerleading group. This is just a thought. Lynn Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:41:18 EST Hello from Waterford Hello to all my fellow members from Kenosha/Racine area. This is my first day on SparkPeople and I can not wait to be successful! I live in Waterford with my husband and two dogs. I work full time in Milwaukee and am just finishing my BA all at the age of 56. YIKES! <BR> Here to all of us and our great success!! Mon, 5 Mar 2012 10:59:00 EST Quit Gold's Gym, Joined Razor Sharp! I finally just got fed up with Gold's Gym. They are packing people in like sardines. The equipment is so close together it isn't safe. The classes are so packed you have to get there 45 minutes early just to stand in line to get in. They have so many family time swims that it is hard to get a lane to do some serious lap swimming. The final straw for me was when I decided to drop down to a basic membership since I refuse to spend that much time in line when I could be working out and they told... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:28:21 EST Welcome to our new team member MSAMBER0910! MSAMBER0910 <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to the team! My name is Kimberly (team leader of this group). I live in Racine. Our team is small but hopefully growing. Please introduce yourself so we can get to know you and cheer you on toward your goals! I hope you don't mind but I added you as a friend. If you do, I can delete it. I hope to get to know you better. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Kimberly Mon, 6 Feb 2012 08:28:49 EST 6 month Sparkversary! Yesterday was my 6 month Sparkversary. I have made so many changes since that first day on Spark People. I have gotten one year older and 50 pounds lighter (almost). I've learned to express myself through writing on my blogs, even had a couple of them voted "most popular". I'm stronger, more motivated than I can ever remember in my life. I look forward to everyday rather than dread getting up in the morning to just get through it. <BR> <BR> In the next 6 months I want to pass my first goal o... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 20:31:10 EST Re-Starter in the middle of Kenosha Hello, all! I have been a lifetime resident of Kenosha. I am 36 years old, a single (but attached) mother, student, and general manager of a construction company. In October I had my third brain surgery for the year. I am finally recovered and off restriction and desperate to lose the surgery weight as well as the extra I had even before surgery. I am hoping I can find a few more motivated people in the area to help keep me on track! Mon, 26 Dec 2011 19:53:52 EST January? Are there any fun ideas for a January challenge? I'm off restriction and WAY motivated to get my keester in gear! Mon, 26 Dec 2011 19:49:26 EST Post Surgery Workout Buddy at the YMCA Hello, all! I have just been released from restriction today from a recent brain surgery. I have gained a bunch of weight, and lost a lot of stamina. I have signed up for several classes at the YMCA for the next schedule block. The next classes start on Jan. 2 and end Feb 26. I have joined several water classes, as well as silver-sneakers yoga. Even though I'm only 36, I figured the silver sneakers class would be an easier transition for me. I am wondering if anyone would like to be my "worko... Mon, 26 Dec 2011 19:47:12 EST Text Challenge So we need a new challenge. We could start it any time. <BR> Here would be the plan. You would have your name and then number 13-31 going down workout is any 30 min of working out. food would be sticking to your plan. A good day would be logged as EX :) food :) If at the end of the month you have all :) and your not getting closer to your goal you need to rethink your plan because. I think I will go on the wild side and just set this up. No words needed Lets see if we could have some fun with... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 09:20:09 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING TEAM! I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 22:12:50 EST Welcome PDAYS8! I'm happy to see a new member here. Please introduce yourself and let us get to know you. We are a small group right now but hope to grow over time. <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> Wed, 9 Nov 2011 20:27:10 EST Gold's Gym Closed Until Further Notice! <link><BR>cle_314e05a2-f67d-11e0-920b-001cc4c032<BR>86.html?mode=story </link> <BR> <BR> There was no fire damage but there was water damage. I can't help but wonder if they will reopen the temporary place or make us wait until the new place is finished. I also wonder if they will still be deducting the monthly fee while they are closed? Sat, 15 Oct 2011 23:27:50 EST Lake Andrea Does any one use the path around Lake Andrea on a regular basis? I would like to, but not alone. Mon, 19 Sep 2011 01:26:33 EST Hello from Racine Been an active spark member for over 3 years. Lost about 30 pounds so far. Got about 20 to go and I've been pretty much holding my weight for about the last year and a half. Can't seem to be able to get those pounds down any more than I am at but I keep trying. I know alot has to do with my thyroid problem and some of the medications I am on that cause weight gain. It's just going to take me all that much more to shed the pounds but I'm never giving up. Thu, 15 Sep 2011 00:00:54 EST CAGE Fitness at Black Belt Karate Studio (Racine) I just got my but kicked doing CAGE fitness. I was the biggest woman there but I did the whole thing. Granted, now, I could not do half of what the Sensei (instructor) did, but I kept moving, kept my heart rate up and improvised where I was physically not able to do a move. It was an awesome workout and I met some really nice people there. <BR> <BR> Has anyone here tried CAGE Fitness? If so did you think you'd survive after the first session? Did you continue on? <BR> <BR> Kimberly <BR... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 23:16:44 EST Gold's Gym I joined Golds. Anyone else joining? The plan is they are moving to the office depot building. For 18 a month I get all the classes that will start when they move to this location. If you refer to me you get the same deal I did. 18 for both 1st and last month and 20 joining fee. A couple of other clubs have their class schedules posted. I'm excited and can't wait. I am hoping to take a class before work and a weekend class. They said no real plans to go west but one can always hope. ... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 08:59:23 EST New here/ Keno workout buddy Hello! My name is Amanda and I am 26 years old in northern Kenosha. I am trying to lose around 50 pounds by my wedding in October. I have been looking for a partner to workout with, to try and make workouts more interesting and to stay motivated. I enjoy yoga and pilates, strength training, walking, and cycling and am interested in learning more about other things I get along with most people, so I am not too picky! Let me know if you are interested :) Thu, 9 Jun 2011 21:52:33 EST OT: Sort of! Dr recommendations Hi, <BR> <BR> I am Michele and I live in Racine. I have been a member on SP for years but haven't been active in forever!! I am having a lot of health issues right now. Just got back to exercising last week! Now today I got a letter from my Dr. that she is quitting as of August 1st! Can anyone recommend a easy to work with Dr. in the Racine area? I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and allergies that kill me! Plus my weight, of course! I am currently using Aurora. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 15:38:23 EST just starting hello there everyone!. i just joined today and im looking forward to being an active participant. i am recovering from a broken ankle so running/walking can be limited for now. but i will not let this be a crutch/excuse to not participate. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:41:49 EST Walking partner Hello <BR> My name is Bill, I am divorced, 42 years old. I live in Sturtevant and work in New Berlin , so I am flexible as far as location or anywhere in between. In my mind this next part makes sense to me, if I am wrong tell me. I would like to walk with a women that is single, divorced etc. I say this because I feel that if we become a support for each other it might also be nice to have some one to go out to eat with that understands about eating healthy. Where I feel if it was a guy it ... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 09:15:43 EST Hi from Racine. Hi, my name is Laurel and I moved to Racine about four years ago from VA because my husband took a job here. Fast forward to now and he's dumping me after 22 years for someone else. Now it's time to make a new life and a new me. I don't know what the future holds for me, but I'm sure it's going to be an adventure. I have a 21 year old son with developmental disabilities that still lives with me. I <BR> <BR> I would love to meet some Racinians close by to be SparkBuddies and help me keep... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 09:53:34 EST Boot Camp at anytime fitness FYI anytime is doing 1 month of boot camp for $100.00. I am signed up because my snowpants don't fit and I'm not doing real well at this fitness thing alone. I am waiting for more datails. I have never done one and the price was right. <BR> Lynn Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:46:36 EST Rudd Rush I am trying to get a group together to do the Rudd Rush. It is a 5K walk/Run. I did a 4 mile in waterford last summer under 1 hour and want to beat the time. 5K is 3.1 miles and my goal is close to 30 min. I am trying kind of to train for it as of 2 weeks ago. Any one wanting to do a 5K but don't want to do it alone let me know. I also want to do a support group for this in Burlington starting right after the 1st. <BR> Lynn Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:43:20 EST Fight for Air Climb - Milwaukee 03/19/20100 Hey all! <BR> <BR> My office is doing a Fight For Air Climb hosted by the American Lung Association at the US Bank Building in Milwaukee. Why not get a Spark Team together and do it? I have the link enclosed below... Any thoughts?? <BR> <BR><BR>ee-climb/ <BR> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:22:58 EST Where would you walk to? (Personal walk challenge) I decided to amp up my walking with having a "destination" in my mind. I decided to take a virtual walk to San Francisco! I used to live there and miss it, so why not make that my end point? I have to walk 2178 miles from my door to the Golden Gate Bridge.. <BR> <BR> Where would you walk to? Anyone care to join? My challenge starts today!!!! Tue, 2 Nov 2010 09:14:51 EST What song gets you up and movin???? I have too many! Lady Marmelade and Boom Boom Pow lately are my starters!! What's yours??? Tue, 26 Oct 2010 09:55:48 EST New to Team not new to SP but new to the team, training for the Race for the Cure 5K in Sept..also hoping to drop about 50 more lbs as well.. <em>213</em> Sun, 6 Jun 2010 22:06:48 EST Northside Kenosha- recently transplanted from Idah Joined Sparks some time ago, was overwhelmed by the website so I didn't do much. Renewed my efforts in February but lapsed again. <BR> <BR> Re-motivated as my school semester is ending and I have the summer months ahead. I'm a late start student and I am blessed not to have to work right now. <BR> <BR> After some wondering around the website, I found the Racine-Kenosha connection and thought I would give this community a try. <BR> <BR> My husband was let go from his position in Idaho and... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:22:00 EST Hi from the west side of Kenosha! Hi all! I'm new to the site and am happy to see there's a site for this area. I'm 35 and looking to lose 10-15 lbs but more than anything stay healthy. If anyone is looking for a walking or weight-lifting buddy, I'm up for it. Tue, 6 Apr 2010 19:07:01 EST Hi from Kenosha WI here I am an avid marathoner with a love of running. In 2005 I ran my first marathon. I had always struggled with my weight from an early age and never thought it would be possible to run that marathon. In early 2005 I decided that I was going to run the Chicago and I set out to do it. I completed the marathon and have run 25 more marathons and 4 ultra marathons. I also have a goal of running a marathon or longer (ultra) in every state plus D.C. So far I have run in 23 states. However, in l... Sat, 13 Feb 2010 15:25:51 EST Spark Weekend Have you heard about the upcoming Spark Rally Weekend - January 22 -24th? As a local group, does anyone want to do something special for it? We could just get together for a walk or a healthy potluck picnic or ????? Any interest or ideas? <em>236</em> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2604020 </link> Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:01:38 EST Light house run 2010 Anyone doing it? <BR> I want to do the 4 mile. <BR> I want to do this before I get to old. <BR> I'm from Burlington and am starting my training. I can do 2 miles on the treadmill. Looking for someone to run with. Skip the run ..Jog with. Sun, 8 Nov 2009 22:53:39 EST Let's try to get SparkPeople on Oprah! One of the other Sparkers on “I preordered the Spark” Team had a WONDERFUL idea!!! Oprah has a link on her website that asks for suggestions for upcoming shows. She suggested we write in and suggest making SparkPeople and Chris Downie a show topic. I submitted my suggestion tonight and even mentioned the new book coming out the end of December. If we flood Oprah hopefully we can get Chris and SparkPeople on Oprah. I know how it’s changed my life and I’d love to share the Spark!! <BR> <B... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 21:24:03 EST Jazzercise anyone? Just wondering if any of you Jazzercise? I love it. Wed, 1 Jul 2009 12:18:24 EST Still cleaning up from Friday's storm I know I'm not the only one who got hit with Friday's storm. I never had that amount of water in my basement in any house I've lived in before. My insurance agent told me not to wait for the adjuster to get here to tear up the carpet...what a job. I'm still waiting for the insurance adjuster to survey the damage ...hopefully he'll get here soon because I don't want a problem with mold because of the length of time it took them to get here. I'm glad most of the stuff in the lower level gets st... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:02:00 EST Hi All! New from Western Racine County I just signed up and I am looking forward to tips from all of you. I have a long way to go, but my healoth depends on it! Mon, 22 Jun 2009 13:01:07 EST Flooded basement .. oh joys! OMG... it's 10 p.m. my sump JUST turned off from non stop from 7 p.m... then started again. <BR> <BR> Two huge thunderstorms today.. came home to a flooded basement... finished up at about 9:45. hmm what type of a work out does pushing water to drain and picking stuff up off the floor to salvage it count as?? <BR> <BR> Oh.. and my Hurricane Katrina rescue does not think this is cool! Fri, 19 Jun 2009 22:59:21 EST Athletic store recommen dations? Hi Everyone.... <BR> <BR> I need recommendations for where to go to get a new pair of athletic shoes. <BR> <BR> I am doing the C25K program and my New Balance's are shot and I am getting pains in my knees and neck the more into the program I get and I know it is mostly the shoes fault. <BR> <BR> I have a pair of Reboks as well that are pretty much in better shape, but I have those at the office for my afternoon walk. I plan on switching the shoes or trying to get a good pair before the ne... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 13:46:52 EST Hi - Newbie from Kenosha Hey teammates! <BR> My name is Katie, I'm 30 and new to SP. I have about 50 lbs to loose. I came to the group looking for local support and make new friends along this adventure. I've been a yo yo dieter all during my 20's. As I turned 30, I have decided that the time has come to save my life and become the person I have always dreamt of being! <BR> I wish everyone nothing but luck and look forward to getting support as well as giving it! <BR> <BR> :-) Katie <em>304 Fri, 15 May 2009 06:14:46 EST Hello.....I'm new to your team Hi, My name is Julie and I am 38 years old, live in Yorkville(Union Grove area)and have a 6 and 3 year old. I've struggled for along time w/ my weight and the motivation part has left since I had my second child. The worst part of my day has become getting dressed! Nothing fits or hides what I want to hide. I would like to find someone in my area to maybe buddy up w/ for support or walks. Good luck w/ all of your journeys and I would love to be support for you also! <BR> Thu, 16 Apr 2009 22:14:29 EST Lets do some surveys We all played Mad Libs as a kid, and chances are, it probably made you laugh at least once or twice. <BR> I adapted this exercise from an article in Self magazine, and when I did it, realized just how much hating <BR> mybody was holding me back from. Pick your words to fill it in blindly, or just read the paragraph and put <BR> in whatever fits or try it both ways. I guarantee this will make you see something that hating your body <BR> is holding you back from and hopefully make you want ... Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:53:40 EST Today with an Emoticon! <em>91</em> Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:10:33 EST Glad to be here! Hiya everyone....I've been a spark member for a long time....but also had a long hiatus since I've been on. I love what they have done with the site. I look forword to meeting some of you and wish you the best of luck in the hard work we have ahead of us! Thu, 12 Feb 2009 12:37:25 EST Feb challenge 1. exercise of the day ( righ hand side of page ) <BR> <BR> 2.50 crunches of any kind <BR> <BR> 3.20 planks of any kind ( found under healthy life style , then fitness ) <BR> <BR> 4. 20 bridges ( '' ) <BR> <BR> 5.15 triceps with chair <BR> <BR> 6.8 glasses of water <BR> <BR> a spark person , on any team <BR> <BR> 8.log in food and exercise <BR> <BR> 9.stay with in cal range <BR> <BR> 10. clean 30 min <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 point a piece unless you double what it says f... Sat, 31 Jan 2009 11:12:45 EST Looking for a place to do Water Aerobics hi - I live in Racine and am pretty new to SP. I have a bad back and arthritis in my knees, so I'm looking for some exercises to do that are easier on me, but still help me get in shape. I'm considering water aerobics. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good program. There is Razor Sharp, but you have to join for a year to attend their classes. Does anyone know of any other classes offered that are less pricey? Tue, 20 Jan 2009 14:54:37 EST NEW HERE 2 ANYONE NEED A WORKOUT BUDDY TO GET AND STAY MOTIVATED I KNOW I DO.... IN KENOSHA LET ME KNOW.. Fri, 16 Jan 2009 00:13:26 EST January challenge You can get up to 15 points a day and bonus points during the week . <BR> <BR> <BR> 1.Drink 8 glasses of water a day <BR> <BR> 2.Stay within your calorie range <BR> <BR> 3.Log in food , exercise and water every day <BR> <BR> 4.Eat 3 freggies <BR> <BR> 5.Pick a personal goal each day <BR> <BR> 6.Walk 1 mile or 30 min cardio of anykind <BR> <BR> 7.15 minutes of cleaning <BR> <BR> 8.50 crunches <BR> <BR> 9.40 wall pushups <BR> <BR> 10.20 squats <BR> <BR> 11.Pick one exercise yo... Sat, 27 Dec 2008 17:17:27 EST Western Racine county Health and Fitness Challenge I wanted to start a link for this event. I talked to the person that is heading up the event this year. She is very excited about this and is trying to make this a great year. Weekly articles will be about 1 page and the theam is going green. I am friends with Cindy at the Burlington curves and will ask her what kind of special is offering. She has the smart machines. I am a cardo person and work out at anytime fitness on the treadmill and elliptical. One of the thinks the challenges l... Thu, 11 Dec 2008 22:52:35 EST December semi challenge Hi everyone. For the month of Dec. we are all so busy with one thing or another , so I will give some things to do when you have time. I will keep mine logged in a notebook it works the best for me, you may have a better way that works for you . Going to mix up the levels of exercise , some of us are at a beginners stage were as others are advanced. If you need some encouraging words are just need to vent i am here. Take this crazy busy month one day at a time. Savor all the great things of y... Wed, 10 Dec 2008 07:57:04 EST Thanksgiv ing/Black Friday Hey Everybody, <BR> <BR> I thought it might be a good idea to see how everybody is planning on surviving this Thanksgiving. What are your plans? <BR> <BR> I have three Thanksgivings to go to--one on my husband's side and two on my side so that's a lot of carbs! I'm going to pace myself and do little exercises throughout the day such as parking farther away from the houses and whatever else I come up with by then. Any other Thanksgiving exercise ideas anyone? <BR> <BR> Also, does anyone ... Mon, 24 Nov 2008 07:57:36 EST Top 40 hits from 25 yrs ago-- TODAY I will try my best to update this weekly.... <BR> <BR> THE BILLBOARD TOP 10 <BR> November 19, 1983 <BR> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> 1* All Night Long (All Night): Lionel Richie <BR> 2* Say Say Say: Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson <BR> 3* Uptown Girl: Billy Joel <BR> 4* Islands in the Stream: Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton <BR> 5* Cum On Feel the Noize: Quiet Riot <BR> 6* Total Eclipse of the Heart: Bonnie Tyler <BR> 7* Love Is a Battlefield: Pat Benatar <BR> 8* One Thing Leads to Another: T... Sat, 15 Nov 2008 16:41:55 EST NOVEMBER CHALLENGE Please post your points in this thread. <BR> <BR> Here is the points you can earn for this month. <BR> <BR> 10 pushups = 2 pts. (10 max pts/ 50 pushups) <BR> 15 minutes cardio = 2 pts. (12 max/ 1.5 hrs) <BR> 50 crunches = 2 pts. (12 max/ 300 crunches) <BR> huddle with the team 1 pt. <BR> exercise of the day 2 pts. <BR> every glass of water 1 pt. (max 8 pts) <BR> <BR> 43 pts daily max Mon, 3 Nov 2008 18:20:08 EST November Challenge Hey everybody, has anyone come up with a challenge for November yet? We should start thinking about one since November is less than a week away. Any ideas? Mon, 27 Oct 2008 15:51:46 EST Get to know your teammates! I am borrowing this idea from another team but it is fun. Lets give it a try.... <BR> <BR> This is a very simple little game. I will start by asking a question, the next person answers yes or no then asks another question. It doesn't matter who answers each question. Try to be creative, but nice when asking the questions. Here goes: <BR> <BR> Who is your all time favorite musical band/group? Sat, 18 Oct 2008 16:15:49 EST New in Racine I moved to Wisconsin about 4 years ago now from the Detroit area...believe me it is VERY different here! Everyone is nicer, everything is cleaner, and sooo much safer! But in the past 2 years, I've had two babies, so any weight I had before has only been made worse! I also have a teenager...and a husband who is super skinny & get away with eating everything. <BR> <BR> I need all the support I can get because I'm so busy & tired all the time, it's hard to feel motivated to exercise...and a... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 14:19:59 EST October Challenge Challenge starts 10-5-08 <BR> <BR> 50 Crunches (ab exercises) = 2pts. <BR> maximum of 10 pts. daily <BR> <BR> 30 minutes Cardio = 2 pts. <BR> maximum of 6 pts. daily <BR> <BR> strength training = 5 pts. <BR> <BR> Do the exercise of the day = 2 pts. <BR> <BR> ***bonus*** huddle with the team = 1 pt. Thu, 2 Oct 2008 22:46:07 EST October challenge who wants to join the challenge ? lets get motivated and get healthy together. what do you say ? Tue, 30 Sep 2008 20:59:42 EST Stepping Down Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you know that I am stepping down as a team leader. GEDDYLEE423 has agreed to step up and take on the challange of leading us. Lets all wish her luck! <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work everyone. I'm looking forward to being on the team with you! <BR> <BR> :) Laur Wed, 24 Sep 2008 22:42:57 EST Hi Everyone, sorry I've disappeared... Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Laura and technically I'm one of the two team leaders (but more on that in a minute). I founded this team well over a year ago but haven't been active on the team in a year. <BR> <BR> Sorry I disappeared! All I can say is that it's been quite a year. Between moving, changing jobs, having my second child, going to school, etc, etc, etc.... well... Sparkpeople flew straight out of my mind. I'm glad the team's still here! <BR> <BR> So I'm back. Although I'm tec... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 14:50:46 EST How is Everybody Doing? I'm just checking in with my local SparkPeople to see if anyone has met any of their goals lately, or needs any type of support with anything. Good, bad, or otherwise, please post when you get a chance to let everyone know how it's going. <BR> <em>12</em> Tue, 12 Aug 2008 16:58:58 EST Where is Everybody? Hi everyone, I'm new to this site, but not new to Kenosha. I was born and raised here and I'm glad to see that Kenosha/Racine is being represented on the SparkPeople webpage, but I think we need to get it together and start working as a team towards our goals. Any ideas anyone? If anyone thinks of something that may bring us closer together or that we could possibly do as a group, please respond to this and lets see what everyone comes up with. For example, if any of us live nearby one ano... Tue, 5 Aug 2008 16:43:35 EST New Kenosha/Racine SP Member Greetings everyone! I just found this SP Team. I'm glad there's a Kenosha/Racine SparkTeam and thought I would say Hello! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is enjoying the weather now that summer is finally here! Does everyone have as many mosquitoes as we do? <BR> <BR> Have fun! <BR> <BR> Darlene Thu, 10 Jul 2008 10:03:01 EST Hello! Hi there, <BR> I was excited to find a team forum in my area. I hope more people start to use this tool. <BR> I really need some motivation! <BR> Denise Wed, 9 Jul 2008 14:48:59 EST Fellow Kenoshan Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Pat. I'm a Kenosha southsider. I was thrilled to find a local group. I am a member of the YMCA but sadly haven't spent much time out there in the last year. I found SparkPeople a couple of weeks ago and hope to get motivated again to eat right and exercise. Mon, 2 Jun 2008 23:37:21 EST HI I AM A SOUTH SIDER IN KENOSHA. PRETTY NEW TO THIS SP. MAN YOU CAN SPEND DAYS ON THIS SITE TO SEE HALF OF IT. I AM A MEMBER OF KYF , TRYING TO GET ADDICTED TO THE PLACE , NOT WORKING AS OF YET. ONCE I GET THERE ITS PRETTY GOOD WILL BE THERE FOR A HOUR OR MORE BUT DANG TO GET ME THERE......... HOPE TO TALK AND DO WHAT EVER IT IS THAT THE MEMBERS DO. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK Sun, 2 Mar 2008 11:54:59 EST I'm new I've been on SP since September 07 and just found this team. I'm in Racine and enjoy running since October. I've run several 5K races and am planning to run the Lighthouse Run in June. Thu, 21 Feb 2008 22:57:55 EST Snow! Shoveling snow, however ugh-worthy, burns lots of calories. ;-) Who's out there with me this morning? I'm heading out now, and I'll report back with the number of calories SP says I burned. <BR> <BR> (Trying to cheer myself up about not being able to get to the gym to keep training for the Cullen 8k in Wauwatosa next Saturday.) Fri, 1 Feb 2008 10:30:27 EST New to SP Hi! I just joined SP today and was excited to see a Kenosha/Racine group as I really need a work out buddy! I recently joined Snap Fitness in Sturtevant and am excitedly waiting for the Union Grove Snap to open. Tue, 8 Jan 2008 22:06:39 EST New to the Kenosha area Hi everyone! I just recently moved to the Kenosha area from Maryland not too long ago (for my husbands job) and was excited to see a Sparkteam from this area. It's been a big change moving to this area...not sure if I'm liking it very much and haven't really linked up with or made any friends yet. Its definitely been an adjustment. I hope this will be a great way to stay motivated on my weight loss journey and keep in touch with some people from this area. Have a safe and happy new year! Wed, 2 Jan 2008 12:47:39 EST Hello!! I started SP about 3 weeks ago. I am not currently from the Racine / Kenosha area but just moved from south Kenosha at the end of August to Colorado. I cant relate to people here yet, so this is why I have joined the team. :)) <BR> I have dropped a total of 9 lbs now, and will post the new weight tomorrow. <BR> I love SP!!!! Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:08:58 EST Runners - Race for the Cure? Anybody here planning on doing the Komen Race for the Cure in September? Tue, 21 Aug 2007 09:55:41 EST Where is everybody? Both on SP and geographically, I mean. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Does anybody happen to be a member of World Gym in South Racine? We just joined there a couple of weeks ago (my husband prefers gyms, and I needed one for when he's out of town and I need childcare for my runs), and I was wondering if anybody else worked out there. <em>30</em> Thu, 16 Aug 2007 08:58:59 EST New to SP Hey everyone - I am new to SP and not sure how much of it I will use other than the tracking for working out and weight/measurements. How do you all do on the meal plans? I am a picky eater and it looks like it might be a bit tough for me. Any advice? <em>30</em> Mon, 13 Aug 2007 01:07:51 EST Thanks for starting a team near Kenosha <em>9</em> <BR> I started trying to lose weight a year and a half ago. I have lost 47 lbs. But, since April I haven't done anything to continue. I am hoping that SparkPeople gives me the push I need. I think I am older than most of you. My daughter goes to college in a couple of weeks and my son is a junior. But, I have empathy for anyone with busy toddlers. Thanks for having me <BR> Sat, 4 Aug 2007 21:21:30 EST Hi Everyone, sorry I've disappeared How is everyone??? Sorry I've been MIA. The move went well, but it's been over a month now and we're still not unpacked. I'm getting tired of boxes... <BR> <BR> Speaking of tired... I'm pregnant! 12 weeks along as of Saturday. I'm feeling pretty good, except for being really tired and sick to my stomach every evening. Oh well. The sick part will be over soon & before we know it we'll have another addition to our family!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> So yeah, between the move, being exhausted, sc... Mon, 23 Jul 2007 16:30:56 EST Challenge time I think we need to start a good challenge. <BR> Who is with me???????? <BR> Any takers? <BR> Dawn Wed, 13 Jun 2007 09:38:37 EST Daily Wheel Spin Points (K/RA) I started this thread for if I have to post my pointts I get from the spin I hopefully will get on the team site daily. Come and join me and post daily. Thu, 31 May 2007 16:54:46 EST Are we losing our team? How is everyone doing? We seem to be losing some ground here. I hope everyone is just busy staying active outside instead of on the computer! <BR> Have a great day and stay moving! <BR> Dawn Thu, 31 May 2007 14:53:57 EST Team Picture Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> The team pic that I posted today is from Kenosha County Hwy AH. It was taken heading westbound, about half way between Bristol & Salem. Hwy AH is one of my favorite roads in the county because it's so pretty. <BR> <BR> The pic itself, however, isn't one of my favorite views (esp with the electrical wires so prominently displayed), but I got sick of us not having a team pic. My idea is to change the team pic from time to time, using scenic pics from anywhere around ... Sun, 27 May 2007 11:45:53 EST Happy Holiday I know it is the Holiday and everyone will be busy. Just remember to stay active and drink lots of water. Enjoy the weather and the weekend! <BR> Dawn Fri, 25 May 2007 15:13:28 EST Plans! Hi Everyone! I hope you are all doing well! <BR> <BR> I was thinking of trying to plan our first group walk for sometime around the end of June. What do you all think? Wed, 23 May 2007 20:11:26 EST What exercises do you have planned for today? I plan to walk my dog and do my daily exercises. I a want to try to get to the gym on that darn eliptical. <BR> Wish me luck everyone! <BR> Dawn Thu, 17 May 2007 10:04:17 EST What are you all doing this weekend? I plan to do alot of walking this weekend. I am also putting up a gazabo on Sunday (helping my Mom) <BR> I am walking the dog and watching what I eat. <BR> Any one have any big plans? <BR> Dawn Fri, 11 May 2007 16:27:45 EST What Your Daily Spin Points?(k/RA) What did you get on you login spin today? I do this on my team to atleast post everyday even when we feel like we don't have anything Positive to said. Tue, 8 May 2007 00:43:56 EST May Challenge Ok, this is my first time being a team leader, so let me know if you like this challenge or not. I think it's a good way to get started. <BR> <BR> 1) Everyday: Do the Spark People Exercise Of The Day. <BR> 2) Walk, run, or do a recorded exercise routine (ie: Denise Austin, Tae Bo, etc.) for 40 minutes a day, at least 3 times a week. <BR> 3) Post your weekly progress as a thread on this board. <BR> 4) If you're feeling uninspired, just post it as a thread. We're all here to support and ... Fri, 27 Apr 2007 20:44:25 EST challenges? Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I was wondering if you guys would like to do weekly or monthly challenges. What do you think? Any ideas? <BR> <BR> Laur Thu, 26 Apr 2007 10:24:50 EST Hi - New Here Hi, <BR> <BR> I started this team in order to create a place for people from the Kenosha/Racine area to have a place to connect. Lets get heathier together! <BR> <BR> Take care, and I look forward to getting to know you! <BR> <BR> :) Laur <em>252</em> Fri, 20 Apr 2007 21:50:01 EST