SparkPeople Saginaw, Michigan Sparks Team Messageboard A group for 50 mile radius of 48602 (Saginaw, MI), to get together to chat about local news, topics, activities, get togethers, etc. Or former residents who want to catch up... Come on in!! SparkPeople Saginaw, Michigan Sparks Team Messageboard What Made You Smile Today? <img src=""> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:09:12 EST Hi Hello, My name is Kay, I am from the Caseville area and glad I found local Sparkers Thu, 3 Mar 2016 21:09:45 EST Hi there from Midland Hi I am from Midland live in Bay County, but if I go a 1/2 mile south I am in Saginaw County. Nice walking area, trying to start walk again but of course snow up to 12 inches is in the forecast. Encouragement and healthy eating tips appreciated. Just me and my husband, and he needs to lose weight too. So Hi all! Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:29:25 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:44:48 EST Did You Spin For Spark America Points Today? 10 points today! Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:54:12 EST Any Special Plans? What is everyone up to? Do you have any interesting plans coming up? Let us know, you might end up finding good places to go for the season or even in your own area! Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:11:26 EST Work Out Places & Exercises Hello all! <BR> <BR> I was just curious as of what types of exercises/work-outs you do? Are these home work outs or are you part of a gym or club? <BR> <BR> My go-to workout is a three mile power walk throughout my apartment complex with some other exercises sprinkled in weekly. I was thinking of joining Planet Fitness because I cannot see myself walking three miles outside during the winter and also it would allow me more freedom to do more. <BR> <BR> Any opinions or favorite spots? Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:16:49 EST Changes On The Way There will be some new things coming our way from the spark leader for the team pages. Here's a little video to help us see what will be happening. These changes will take effect sometime next week. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:10:01 EST Anyone Up For A Meeting Of Sparkers? Since the weather is getting nice and summer is really upon us, I thought we might like to have a spark meeting in the area. If you have an idea for a place or time coming up, give us a shout out and we can see about having a good time together! Fri, 7 Jun 2013 18:30:31 EST Bay City Paride Ia any one walking or running in the <BR> st. Patties day Parade? Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:30:44 EST Wee Iv been working out using the wee. Its been so much more fun than just riding my stationary bike. Can't wate for warmer weather. When It hits 50 I'm walking our side. lol Sat, 9 Mar 2013 11:39:30 EST riding my bike I have a stationary bike I ride and I'm not as fast as the ones that are listed under fitness. How do I keep tracked of my riding. I ride for 30 min. 8 mph that's a average 7 min mile. None are close to that, I ride like a snail lol . HELP I want to be able to keep track of it. Fri, 1 Mar 2013 20:31:54 EST On vacation I'm visiting my daughter in Kentucky. I'm doing ok on eating but I'm not getting much exercise. She working all day and it to cold for me to go out. Iv walked walmart lots. 'Im in a very little town without a mall or anything. lol Wont be back home till the 24. I hope I dont put on any weight. I was just finding my spark!!! Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:43:06 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:03:26 EST New Challenges. Does anyone want to see a new team challenge here? Let's kick around some ideas so we can get some activity going here on the threads and the team! Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:18:48 EST Catch Up Time! How is everyone doing? Is there anything special that anyone is doing that you want to share? We need some fun ideas here to keep us going! Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:29:28 EST Meeting Spark Friends Since nice weather is upon us now, I was wondering if anyone would like to meet up with other sparkers? It is a fun way to keep up with each other and get some extra momentum. Is anyone interested in a meeting? We can choose a meeting place that we can all find and a good day to meet. Jump on in! Tue, 5 Jun 2012 05:42:32 EST Hello everybody! I have been on spark people for awhile, but just discovered this more local team. I just moved to Midland from Alabama two years ago (previously from Cheboygan). I have been on this weight loos journey since last August, and am still going steady, with several setbacks. <BR> <BR> With summer starting, I am renewing my focus. I just got a bike, and I've finally found a form of exercise I enjoy! <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know people in my area! Fri, 1 Jun 2012 09:07:11 EST Hello Hello everyone. I work in Saginaw. I'm fairly new to Spark People.I've been doing Weight Watchers on my own and have lost about 50# in 1 1/2 years and want to lose another 25#. I road bike and mountain bike and my goal is to get back into jogging/running, right now I'm using the treadmill and plan to start the C25K program next month and possibly run one of the Crim Festival of Races. Sat, 11 Feb 2012 18:56:30 EST Bay countys Biggest Loser Challenge I've decided to join up in this diet challenge.. not so local to me..But.. competition usually gets me going.. seems like the more i diet.. the fatter i get! <BR> <BR> If anyone else is interested.. here is the info: <BR> <BR> Bay County’s Biggest Loser <BR> Weight Loss Challenge <BR> Registration Begins <BR> Jan 10th 2012 <BR> Lincoln Center <BR> 820 S Lincoln <BR> Bay City, Michigan 48708 <BR> 7 PM – 8 PM <BR> Runs Jan 2012 – June 2012 <BR> Winner Will Be Announced <BR> July 21, 2012 <B... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 17:20:51 EST Saginaw Township Hi Everyone! Glad to see there are so many people in the Saginaw area! I live in Saginaw Township and am just beginning (AGAIN!) to get back on track. Have lots of weight to lose and hope to encourage others as well as receive encouragement along the way. <BR> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 21:58:58 EST New to the area Hello ~ My name is Michelle and we just moved to the area. We close on our house in less than 2 weeks. We'll be living in Bay City (Frankenlust Township). We’ve spent the last few months moving and transitioning. So I am really excited to get settled into our own home again and get all our belongings back. <BR> <BR> Moving is not great for weight loss – in fact I know I have gained weight and I’m scared to step on the scale. I’m ready to get a routine back. Any suggestions for a gym in the ... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 21:57:16 EST walking buddies Looking for someone to walk with at center courts and/or the walking path behind there in the township. If interested let me know. Fri, 19 Aug 2011 07:42:52 EST New Spark Feature! This is directly from Coach Jen about a new Spark Mail feature. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10276x424<BR>03498 </link> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 23:00:44 EST A Spark Meeting Is anyone up for a Spark Meeting anytime soon? Weekends are usually good for them, it's just a matter of finding a day, time and good meeting place that as many people as possible can make it. If you're interested, post here to let us know what you have in mind and we can go from there. Tue, 7 Jun 2011 22:35:14 EST New to the Saginaw, Michigan Team Back in July 2008 I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer. I was then 34 and scared to death. I had to find myself an oncologist, which I did. However he told me something that basically excuse my mouth, pissed me right off. He told me that because of my weight he would not be able to do a hysterectomy and recommended that I have radiation, which I did. However, hearing those words were heartbreaking to me. I wanted them just to do the surgery and get the cancer out of me. I was so scared at the... Thu, 26 May 2011 11:52:00 EST 2011 WIOG Leaping Lizard 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run Proceeds benefit FAAN Food Allergies Anaphalaxis Network <BR> <BR> Saturday May 21st at Bigelow Park in Bay City race starts at 9am <BR> <BR> <link><BR>wiog-leaping-lizard-run-2011 </link> Thu, 12 May 2011 09:12:50 EST Looking for a place to walk? Anyone looking for a fun place to walk..... The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of South & West Saginaw County wil be held on May 21st at the park in St.Charles (not the high school) this year. It should be a fun and rewarding day. I'll be there and hope to see everyone come out to have a great time. Wed, 4 May 2011 09:59:01 EST Hello from James Township I've been a member here for awhile and then got sidetracked. I recently quit Curves and joined the Freeland SportsZone. I love it. So, I thought it would be a great time to get back into Spark also. If anyone goes to Freeland I'd love a workout buddy. Tue, 5 Apr 2011 11:36:36 EST How do you set your weight goals? I started getting serious about weight loss in December (2010). I started losing weight in January (2011), and since then I have lost 35 pounds. I set my first goal for the day that I am graduating college. April 30, 2011. I figured that was far enough away that I wouldn't be too discouraged if I had some times that were hard. My goal was to go from 230 to 190 in about 4 months. It was realistic, but also a challenge. I am about 3 weeks away, and I only have 5 pounds to go. <BR> So, now that ... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 13:13:42 EST How do you burn calories? What exercises do you do? I walk when the weather is nice, but lately it hasn't been. Other than that, I use my elliptical. My exercise goal is 45 minutes of cardio every day. I always use the elliptical at least once a day, but usually, I do it twice. So, probably 5 days a week, I get in 90 minutes a day on my elliptical. <BR> Do you track fitness minutes for other things you do throughout your normal day? Like cleaning or whatever you do regularly? I only track the things that I do specific... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 13:08:00 EST Does anyone wanna get together and exercise? I think it would be nice to meet up and workout together. Anyone else? Mon, 28 Mar 2011 13:01:47 EST Hi Saginaw My name is Kristy. I've been a member of SparkPeople for a while, but I've never really used the groups before. I just joined this group, and I hope to get to know you and get/give some support here. I live in the city of Saginaw, near Covenant Hospital. I get out and walk just over 2 miles almost every day, and I'd like to find some local friends to walk with. Thu, 3 Mar 2011 17:50:39 EST Anyone from Saginaw Township Relatively new to Spark, but am wondering if there are other Spark people in my area? Does this group have get-togethers? Thanks! Tue, 1 Mar 2011 09:56:05 EST HOW MANY LOG IN POINTS DID YOU SPIN TODAY? <em>347</em> Stop in every day to tell how many points you get on the SparkWheel when you log in. <BR> Sat, 26 Feb 2011 06:48:39 EST babysitter for special needs kids? just trying to see if anyone knows of someone that would be willing to babysit for 3 kids ages 16, 7 and soon to be 3. They are all type 1 diabetics and the oldest is also autistic. Dylan is the oldest and even with the autism not at all difficult. He'd probably be the easiest. As for the diabetes, I would check before leaving and there would be no testing or injections needed....I'm doing spring bootcamp in the evenings and really need someone for Thurs. evenings at 6 p.m. every week startin... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 18:54:50 EST Hello! From the Bay Area!! Just found this website today and I have been loving it!! It really is making me conscious of what I am eating! I also found the app for my phone which makes it that much easier! Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:53:09 EST Hello from Bay City Fairly new to Michigan and am excited to find a group so close by! Looking forward to setting goals and MEETING them!! (thinking half marathon - is that nuts??!) Sun, 2 Jan 2011 11:38:22 EST name that character you name the person and the next person names the character they where best known for whether it be from television or from movies and adds another name to be used to identify the next character. the first name is <BR> <BR> Billie Hayes Wed, 1 Dec 2010 22:59:56 EST Hi from the township I sure was excited to see there's a Saginaw group! I just started using Spark this week although I signed up last January. Just starting to figure out how I want to do this, but one thing's for sure: I won't be able to without support and encouragement~ Wed, 1 Dec 2010 01:21:52 EST cupcake recipe needed lower calorie i tried one a few weeks back it was horrible i dnt have time to experiment with any other ones on sparkspeole i would like to know if any of u had made any and if so which one my fathers birthday is friday and i want to see if anyoone notices that change in the cupcakes lol ( our little secret) <em>334</em> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:32:27 EST change one letter to make a new word. dare Thu, 28 Oct 2010 22:01:58 EST Size 18??? I ordered a davids bridal dress a size 18 was wondering about what weight is that? Do any of you wear this size and if so how much do u weigh? Thanks... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 01:41:04 EST Calories in a B.L.T. on wheat??? anyone know? Mon, 9 Aug 2010 13:07:30 EST Bennigans Were meeting friends there tomm night and I dont know what to order. They have NO NUTRITIONAL MENU. I cant find anything as far as a calorie counter... Any ideas and im not to fond of salad so...any other ideas? <BR> Thu, 5 Aug 2010 23:29:18 EST I'm from Standish Anyone out there from the Standish, Pinconning, AuGres area Sat, 31 Jul 2010 08:44:47 EST Hi from Saginaw Twp Hi all <BR> My name is Dani, and I live in Saginaw Township. I'm 21, and have about 120lbs to lose. I'm really hoping to find a workout buddy to help me get moving. I am not at a very high fitness level yet...I would mostly like to get out and walk. I also have access to the SVSU ryder center to work out it, but I don't really like to go by myself. If anyone else is in the area and looking for someone to work out with, let me know! Mon, 26 Jul 2010 16:58:38 EST a place for laughs! if you have a good joke or even just something for a laugh,or when you need a laugh, bring it here! <BR> <BR> female talk translated: <BR> <BR> 1. Fine: this is the word that women use to end the fight when they are right and you need to be quite. <BR> <BR> 2. Five Minutes: if she is getting dressed, this means at least 30 minutes. Five minutes is only five minutes when you have been given just five more minutes to finish whatever you are doing and get back to her needs. <BR> <BR> 3. Noth... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 21:16:30 EST water weight??? I started on a diffrent birth control this is my first month on it and i didnt have a period but i still gained the 5 pds as if i had. Do i still gain water weight even if i dont have one? Im sure hoping so and i didnt actually gain the 5 pds the scale shows Wed, 16 Jun 2010 23:08:07 EST Dow Gardens? Im taking my husband on a date friday night and heard this place is very nice any ideas where we can also eat in midland as were both on this new healthy lifestyle and dont want a night out to ruin a whole day. Mon, 7 Jun 2010 19:10:46 EST The spark I was so excited to finally get the book i waited for the spark... and to be honest im not to thrilled after reading it. Nothing in the book thats not here. what did all of u think? Thu, 3 Jun 2010 21:53:29 EST The icons??? The icons some of you have where do you get them? or are they given to you after so many pounds and if so how come i dont have one? Mon, 31 May 2010 23:28:55 EST a challenge for June summer is here and we might as well use it to are advantage! let's start the new month with a bang. find some new and cool/refreshing ways to spark up your exercises. go ahead and post them here on this thread. the most interesting choices will earn spark goodies! Sun, 30 May 2010 23:27:49 EST Rail Trail Anyone up for walking rail trail i live in saint charles and would love a partner for The beautiful day we have coming tomm... Fri, 21 May 2010 01:25:06 EST WIOG Leaping Lizard 10K 5K Run/Walk Anyone participating in the WIOG Leaping Lizard 5K Run/Walk for FANN Food Allergy and Anaphalaxis Network on Sunday May 23 at 11am in Bay City <link><BR>&spid= </link> <BR> <BR> Sun, 16 May 2010 11:42:27 EST Help I need some help to all my fellow losers! I thought when i lost weight id have positive people in my life. BUt i have this friend thats very obese and really needs to lose weight. And is very jealous about me losing and is always having negative things to say about it. Im really depressed about this and frustrated. HELP!!! Do I lose the friend or Help her Understand what im trying to do and why. and maybe not be so jealous of me i hate that she is. Mon, 10 May 2010 01:40:14 EST Hello from Midland My name is Davan, I am a 20 year old college student. Interested in working with this group to live a healthier lifestyle. Yes I want to lose weight, but that is not my prime goal. I want to eat healthy, as a college student I have gotten used to going out to eat all the time, and snacking all day. I look forward to meeting you all and sharing the experience of living a healthy life. I am an active person and am up for most anything from yoga, martial arts, to jogging and cycling. (No, I... Fri, 26 Mar 2010 22:31:10 EST SPARK FUN DAY FOR ALL!! CHECK IT OUT! Occasionally, this team gets together for a fun day of shopping, meeting, greeting, lunch and fun times. One of our new members, Fluffyflower, suggested Midland for our next fun day! She suggested going to the Tridge for exercise, shopping downtown(we could add the mall too if we wanted). <BR> <BR> I suggested Bone Daddy's as our lunch place,, it is at Midland and Waldo Road.. <BR> remember, anybody can join in, come or go whenever they want or need to go. They can meet for all or part o... Sat, 20 Mar 2010 08:37:41 EST march madness challenge! from now until St. Patrick's Day let's see how many fitness points you can get. spark goodies will be awarded for top points per week from now until the 17th. as it falls mid week, we can go until the following Sunday for the next tally to come in and goodies to be given. good luck and great sparking ahead to everyone!! Mon, 1 Mar 2010 21:38:45 EST Hello from Saginaw I am really enjoying sparks. I have two daughter 13 and 11. Looking forward to talking with people on the same journey as me =) Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:20:49 EST "If you saw me today, you would see": Busy, obese woman, cleaning away!! Sun, 8 Nov 2009 08:43:16 EST SPIT OR SWALLOW? This topic is one that I enjoy on another team, thought you might enjoy a chance to see what others eat and enjoy.. Try it,, me first! <BR> You write down a food, the next person replies with either spit(they do not like it) or swallow(they DO like it), <BR> When you reply, you add a food. <BR> <BR> apple pie Mon, 26 Oct 2009 16:01:36 EST personal trainer help We are working out at a freinds with access to a bow flex. Does anyone know a personal trainer that could possible help us. Money is an issue but want to succed at this. Even someone who has experience with them. Any help would be great. Wed, 7 Oct 2009 09:52:38 EST Happy news!!!! So ive been stuck at 30 pds for 2 weeks was kinda like man im not doing any good and im trying so hard so I get on the scale today and this is after i ate lunch and drank coffee all morning and I LOST ANOTHER 5 pds. OMG this just made my day.. Thought id share my good news i think this 5 is more exciting then the last 30 kinda crazy huh <em>30</em> Fri, 26 Jun 2009 14:52:06 EST How s everyone doing??? Whats everyones plans for the Hot day we have Tomm? Im taking my daughter to the doctor and then to the Y to work out been so hard to get there gas going back up and I live 30 min from it. <em>91</em> Tue, 23 Jun 2009 23:05:50 EST Anyone know how many calories are in movie theatre anyong know i went to the movies tonight and ate a whole large bucket im kind of afraid to know Fri, 19 Jun 2009 22:38:02 EST Anyone know? I walk 2.2 miles a day anyone know how many calories i burn its a brisk walk not to slow not to fast...I do feel my calves burning lol Wed, 3 Jun 2009 20:57:11 EST Anyone around saint charles Anyone wanna walk the river walk with me? Sun, 31 May 2009 21:19:41 EST Low calorie alcoholic drink anyone??? My birthday is next weekend and we go camping and have a huge party anyone know any low calorie alcoholic drinks I LOVE bloody marys if anyone knows one for that i would love that. But any other drinks I would also love. Sat, 16 May 2009 20:10:08 EST Any good recipes ud all like to share Id love some new recipes how about everyone send there FAV. recipe and we could create kind of a little saginaw cookbook???? Just and idea. im sick of eating the same stuff all the time Wed, 6 May 2009 17:21:21 EST Anyone know do u burn more calories riding a bike riding a bike or walking? Tue, 5 May 2009 17:43:18 EST Anyone go to the ymca in saginaw? Im new to the group... Been a spark member for awhile but got out of the whole diet issue im back on track now and praying i do well. Been going to the gym daily would love a work out partner if anyone goes?????? Tue, 5 May 2009 00:14:06 EST Spring is here! Well, spring has finally sprung and I'm back yet again....It's hard to get on the computer with 3 kids and working on the darn thing all day! Just thought I'd say hi to you 3 or 4 that seem to be here faithfully. A year and a half ago there were quite a few here that were going strong! Our lives get in the way it seems!Anyways, I thought I'd share my new routine for the summer.... <BR> <BR> I joined Powerhouse gym with my dad and we've been going every Monday, Weds. and Friday for a couple m... Sat, 25 Apr 2009 07:21:25 EST Seungni challenge Has anyone out there done the 8 week weight loss challenge at the Seungni fitness club in Sag/Midland/Bay City? Or is anyone thinking of doing it in the near future? I'm tempted to try it out but I'm not sure what I'd be getting in to. :) Mon, 6 Apr 2009 17:13:45 EST Question please help question number one: I did the journal on here once and I can't remember where I found it. <BR> <BR> question number two: I am using the tracker to keep track of my points. i will go in and mark i did my goals but get no points for it. can anyone tell me why. Fri, 3 Apr 2009 00:59:44 EST Hello I wanted to drop a line and say hello. I am in the Saginaw area and looking for new freinds and people to buddy with. Tue, 31 Mar 2009 01:19:45 EST He who laughs last.... I opened this thread for us to get a laugh each day,, If you have a joke or something funny that happened to you, share it with us!! We can never get too many smiles and they are calorie and fat free!!! <BR> I'll start!!Linda Mon, 16 Feb 2009 15:34:09 EST WARNINGWARNINGWARNINGW ARNINGWARNING!!!!!!!!! HEADS UP EVERYBODY,, I JUST READ THIS IN MY TEAM,'50+ WITH 50-99 POUNDS TO LOSE.. <BR> <BR> THERE IS A HUGE SCAM GOING AROUND SPARKS PAGES,, <BR> YOU GET AN EMAIL TITLED TO "TEAMSPARKSPEOPLE" OR "SPARKSPEOPLE PAGE",,, IT IS ACAI BERRY,,, <BR> IT IS SPAM,, THEY AUTOMATICALLY SIGN YOU UP FOR A MEMBERSHIP FOR $13.95/MONTH,, YOU CANNOT GET YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY TO GET IT OFF,, THEY WILL CLAIM YOU SHOULD HAVE READ THE FINE PRINT!! <BR> <BR> THIS WILL RACK UP HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS ON YOUR C... Tue, 3 Feb 2009 15:45:54 EST Any One In Freeland?? Hi im 37 , live in freeland, almost to midland. Im looking for a buddy if anyone is interested. i am at 164 goal is 135. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 13:14:08 EST Hello My name is Tara and I live in Bridgeport. I have been married since '91'and have two boys. I go to the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and have been baptized since '93'. Would love to have some local buddies to exchange encouragement. Wed, 31 Dec 2008 00:24:17 EST Hello from Caro <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Hi! I'm Sue from Caro and Pickie98 told me about this team. WOW!! Neighbors!! Have been a "Sparker" for awhile now, don't always have lots of computer time and try and make the best of it when I do. The last 18 months or so have been life changing for me....literally...I feel like a different person these days and I'M NOT DONE YET!! I've starting eating healthier (more fruits and veggies and a lot less "junk") and doing something physical every day...some days con... Thu, 4 Dec 2008 18:36:21 EST The Holidays!!! Happy Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's to everyone!!! I thought I'd get them all in there now! What is everyone planning? <BR> <BR> I'm having Thanksgiving here at my house with just my family, mom/dad, brother and niece. Just 9 people, but that's fine with me! We're still stuffing our faces with turkey, beef, mac and cheese, potatoes and pumpkin pie...I'll be needing that gym membership come February tax returns! LOL <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Nov 2008 17:10:16 EST What to do in Winter? What does everyone do when we can't walk in the winter? I really want to try 'Zumba' a latin inspired dance/aerobic work out...I'm going to try to get it from e-bay soon..Besides doing DVDs I can't think of anything else. I really don't want to walk at the mall.... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 09:02:18 EST HI I am new & live in Essexville Hi everyone!! I am new to SparkPeople & I live in Essexville. I have 100 pounds to lose to be at my healthy weight from just a few years ago. What is everyone's BEST advice?? Thu, 4 Sep 2008 20:11:36 EST SUmmer travels anywhere outside of your town! I am just curious; okay, NOSY, where have you fellow sparkers gone this summer? Spend a fun-filled weekend with relatives, or picked berries up north, beached it somewhere??? <BR> Anything counts as a getaway, even if it involves relatives that are not exactly your favorites!!!LOL <BR> HOWEVER, a trip to Lowe's or Home Depot does NOT count,, like me I live in Bay City, so that is NOT considered an out-of-town vacation!!! <BR> Since I am travel challenged, I would like to get some ideas from ... Sun, 27 Jul 2008 13:00:23 EST bummer day Today I feel somewhat down: I am going to my very dear cousin's funeral.. all this rain, the humidity is wreaking havoc on my asthma and arthritis,, maybe a long swima nd aerobics in the pool later will help. Any suggestions out there? Lin <em>39</em> <em>46</em> Sat, 28 Jun 2008 08:57:58 EST summer projects! I thought it would be interesting to hear if anybody has a summer project going on. Maybe just cleaning out your garage, planting something, a trip, helping somebody else, etc,,, <BR> maybe it will help to inspire another to get out and do something they might not think of themselves!!! <BR> Summer sparks!!! Let's see what we hear and how people spend their time in the short season we have in this weather!!! Lin Sun, 1 Jun 2008 10:10:02 EST WHAT DID YOU HAVE FOR BREAKFAST THIS MORNING? 1c 1/2% milk <BR> 1c rice krispies Wed, 21 May 2008 17:00:08 EST Zander has arrived! I went into the hospital on April 29th and Zander was born after induction on April 30th at 9:45 a.m. <BR> <BR> He weighed 10 lbs. 9 oz and was 20 3/4 inches long! We just got home but I'll post pics soon! Thu, 1 May 2008 14:53:22 EST baby day 4-29-08 Tomorrow is B-day for Leslie(Thousand)! It has been a lonnnngg row to hoe, but tomorrow she will have her new little one!! Now that is what I call "Wait Loss" Pun intended!! GO Leslie!!! You will be on that Rainbow Park trail soon.. Lin <em>251</em> <BR> <em>173</em> Mon, 28 Apr 2008 16:47:06 EST I'm back (sort of) Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Sorry I just disappeared, but I have been down because of my back. I'm not sure what happened, but it's pretty bad. <BR> <BR> I go see Dr. Schell on June 13th to see about a new procedure (Trans1) that he's doing to see if I'm a candidate. If I am, this will be surgery number 3. My medication just isn't working. <BR> <BR> I've manage to put on about 20 lbs since the last time I was here. I can't really excerise, so I need to at least get serious with what I'm eat... Thu, 17 Apr 2008 15:42:30 EST Is anyone walking by Walmart still? For awhile there was a group of sparkers that were walking by Walmart, the rainbow something? Is anyone still doing that? <BR> Noreen Sun, 6 Apr 2008 08:59:43 EST Spring is here!! It's finally spring in the tri-cities!! Has anyone ventured out and done any outside activities? <BR> <BR> We took a drive and checked out the Zilwaukee boat launch. I'm getting my first boat in a few weeks, albeit just a little one. I'm pretty excitied!! And today I plan on doing LOTS of yard work. <BR> <BR> It's still too early to be out walking in the paks, too wet, but I'll be doing that as soon as I can. Sun, 6 Apr 2008 08:10:32 EST where is everybody on this site? Hi there! Is everybody in the Tri-Cities at the mall? Are ya all mall walkers for exercise? Is anybody else tired of this winter weather and ready for some perspiration from just BEING outside? Not from actual effort? How about if we share what we do when it first gets warm enough to go out without a jacket, when we can turn the furnace off? Take the long johns off for the season? <BR> <BR> I put my snow shovel away on June first, then prepare my tractor for lawn work, brush the tons ... Wed, 26 Mar 2008 14:42:48 EST Happy Easter !!!! Hello Saginaw Team, <BR> Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter. I'm in the middle of making the grandsons' Easter baskets and I think this year will be a shock for them--a LOT less candy-more fruit, DVD's, books and 100 calorie snack packs. I'm SURE they are going to think grandma has lost her mind but I just can't handle a bunch of candy right now!! <BR> Anyone getting "spring fever" yet?? I've scoured the stores for paint charts,carpet samples, ect. This whole house needs a good going... Thu, 20 Mar 2008 10:26:21 EST new to this site! Hello to all of you. I am not sure if I am in the right place, but I think you are all from Bay City,eh? I live on the west side, specifically Bangor.. does anybody else out there live in Bay City? I am a native, perhaps live near one of you, not sure,, <BR> I read some of your notes, and it sounds like you have great families, and feel the same way about this winter weather as I do. Well, don't despair: Tomorrow is Spring! Not spring weather, just spring.. <BR> I just joined this websi... Wed, 19 Mar 2008 17:22:35 EST Hello I joined Sparkle People today. I am very happy to find this board. I have lived in Saginaw for 5 years and have yet to make many friends. Looking forward to getting to know you ladies! <BR> <BR> Cindy C. Tue, 29 Jan 2008 10:27:07 EST Newbie... ......I'm sooo excited!!!! Hello everyone...I'm Marcia...I'm so excited and can't wait to succeed!!! I hope I will get to know each and everyone of you and live a healthy and happy life...Please email me with any great, good snacks, workouts, or whatever..I'm open to anything....can't wait to chat!!! Wed, 23 Jan 2008 19:23:07 EST Challenge Ok, Team, <BR> DOWN 2.5 pounds!! Yea for me. I'm determined to get myself back on the losing track--I know the more you lose the slower it comes off but I'm going to up my exercise to see if I can get the metabolism revved up a little. <BR> Please keep giving me the encouragement I need THANKS to all. <BR> <BR> Pat Thu, 17 Jan 2008 18:41:09 EST Hello Saginaw Sparks Hello, <BR> My name is Kip and I am new to Sparks. Still trying to figure out how to use all the resources available here, but pretty impressed so far. <BR> I was born and raised in the city of Saginaw, and currently live in Shields. I am not new to dieting, it seems like that is all I have done for the past 8 years. This year I am changing my focus to eating more balanced meals and making exercise part of my weekly routine. To help me get started I joined a 8 week Ultimate Body Challenge... Thu, 17 Jan 2008 11:47:33 EST Hiya..I'm new, bear with me.... I'm Shelly and I've new to Spark, only singed up a few days ago. Started dieting (again) on Sunday we go! I'm just trying to get familiar with how all this works, but I'd like to participate. I grew up in Saginaw and work in Saginaw, but I live near Breckenridge. Mon, 14 Jan 2008 23:58:10 EST Happy 2008 Happy New Year everyone! Let's make it a great year & shed those unwanted pounds!!! We can do it & let's do it together!! Good luck & you are worth it! <BR> <BR> We are snowed in - got all 8 inches!!! Tue, 1 Jan 2008 09:51:51 EST QUESTION Hey Saginaw Team, <BR> This might be a rhetorical question but if anyone has an answer please tell me. Does a person with our weight problem EVER reach a time when eating healthy, normal size meals become second nature?? Do you EVER reach a place where you you no longer have to struggle with weight control?? Does it EVER become natural to include exercise in your everday activities?? As you can probably tell I've done some SERIOUS relasping of late--all of a sudden I'm fed up with counting ca... Wed, 7 Nov 2007 11:32:02 EST Team Total Points Challenge 8852 as of October 30 - I will post the final October total tomorrow. Let's beat the October number in the month of November, then let's shoot to beat the November number in December... By doing what we should be doing is a great way to keep focused and keep off the extra pounds, especially during the upcoming holiday season. Anyone up for it? Let's go!! <BR> Post here if you reach a daily total of 60 or more... Share your success stories and how you EARNED points :) Tue, 30 Oct 2007 20:14:14 EST Thanksgiving Challenge? Any one up for it? <BR> <BR> My goal is to be down a even 100 pounds - that is 19 for me. <BR> <BR> Mon, 29 Oct 2007 09:42:13 EST all about woman expo at svsu every year i have wanted to go to this but i never end up going.. i told doug this year i am going to go even if i have to go alone... so i guess we will see. <BR> <BR> Saginaw Valley State University, Ryder Center <BR> <BR> November 9, 2007 to November 10, 2007 <BR> <BR> Try it, buy it, laugh & learn with fashion shows, makeovers, spa services, food samples, speakers, prizes and shopping. Friday, November 9: 10 am to 5 pm, (Girls Night Out 5-8 pm), Saturday, November 10: 9 am to 5 pm; Sa... Wed, 24 Oct 2007 07:31:09 EST Hello Hey Saginaw Team, <BR> How is everyone doing? I stayed the same last week and that set me up for a streak of cheating,so I have no one to blame but myself if I show a gain this week. Well, we learn from our mistakes so I'm determined to get back on track as of today. I hope everyone on the team will hold good thoughts for me. Thanks everyone. <BR> <BR> Pat Sun, 14 Oct 2007 19:21:43 EST craft bizarre I dont know if there are many crafty ppl here in, but my work is having a craft bizarre on October 27th....Michigan CardioVascular Institue 1015 S. Washington....I am going to be there....selling a little bit of crafts and if u would like....come on out... Tue, 9 Oct 2007 19:20:36 EST what's your favorite exercise video? With winter coming I'm a bit concerned about what I'll do to replace my walks...I just ordered, "Leslie Sansone's Walking off the Pounds" so we'll see if I like that. I've heard a lot of good things about "HIp HOp abs" but I can't do too much bouncing with the pregnancy and all so I thought the walking one would work. <BR> <BR> There's an infomercial I saw a long time ago for 2 different videos I really want when the baby is born. One is "Zoomba"? and the other is "Core Rhythms".. anyone ha... Sun, 7 Oct 2007 08:33:08 EST Interesting Reading <BR> I sure hope this works--cut and paste this address as it has some very good information in this article. I tried to cut and paste the whole article but it wouldn't work. For thoes on the team who have aol--it's on their welcome page. Very interesting and like I said some really good info. <BR> <BR><BR>/code_24421/cmi_2189782/ Fri, 5 Oct 2007 12:23:45 EST I CHALLENGE YOU...... To pick a member of this team..find your name/picture on the team member list (pictures of entire team on main team page) and send the person pictured right AFTER you an e-mail with the subject "I Challenge you"...then give them a little "mini" challenge. Something not too hard, but just a little something. Once you have completed (or attempted) your challenge, come back to this board and post what your challenge was, if it was in your comfort zone, too hard, too easy, etc. <BR> The first p... Mon, 24 Sep 2007 22:18:34 EST Hello Well, I've finally finished my last batch of spaghetti sauce--all of my canning is now done and am I glad!!! Every year I tell my husband and kids that THIS will be the LAST yesr I'm going to do any canning but somehow when the season comes and I start thinking of how healthy my canned veggies are, or how good that chicken noodle soup will taste in the winter, I find myself rounding up all of my canning things and it's off to the races again--LOL. Besides I don't think my grandsons would eat ... Sun, 16 Sep 2007 13:31:10 EST Is there anyone walkin this weekend? I would love to get together sometime and walk, maybe after that we could go out to eat, we could start next weekend and go from there. <BR> My weight sometimes gets me depressed, anyone else feel like that sometime? I need some good buddies to help me on this journey, to keep me on my toes. <BR> Thanks for reading this :) <em>41</em> Sat, 15 Sep 2007 01:02:30 EST Funny Story... Ok - I don't know if you guys will find this as amusing as I do now (after the fact) or a friend at work who was laughing so hard she was crying...but, here goes... <BR> So...for the last couple weeks I have been walking either in the morning or evening when I get home from work. I think I have ADD because even though I enjoy the walk, I am bored... My mind just DIGS for things to think about...I should buy new sports bras (torture devices), I need better shoes (as if I can afford those), et... Thu, 13 Sep 2007 20:19:43 EST Hi fellow saginaw spark people Hi my name is Melinda, Im 34 and i want to better my life. my goal is 199, im at 230 right know. I need a friend to keep me on my feet and possible go for walks with. I work and go to school all week, but weekends i would love to start walking. Sun, 9 Sep 2007 18:29:56 EST Should I go back to Stage 1? July and August were terrible for me. I had a lot of emotional things going on (money, dad's surgery, money, money, bills, money). I gained at least 12 pounds. I knew I needed to start over again but I'm having a hard time with it. I find myself snacking and I don't even know how the food got in my hand. Since I don't have convienient evening access to the computer I don't log my food. So if I don't log my food I don't realize how many calories that I eat after work! I'm starting a foo... Thu, 6 Sep 2007 11:14:23 EST farmers market if you are looking for fresh veggies and fruit, go to a farmers market. i know saginaw has one on washington but i dont know what days theirs are.. bay citys is tuesdays and thursdays. and on thursdays, the flea market people come for the weekend so you get to see alot of different things. <BR> i ended up spending 11$ and i got <BR> 1 huge cabbage <BR> 1 celery bunch, <BR> 6 ears of corn <BR> 3 green peppers <BR> 2 red peppers <BR> 1 yellow pepper <BR> 1 orange pepper <BR> 6 tomatos <BR> 6 ... Thu, 30 Aug 2007 12:44:31 EST Are there any really good places to eat? My honey and I were discussing this yesterday (we had just had a pretty disappointing meal). Are there any places that serve GOOD food in the Bay City or Saginaw area? We get down that way pretty often. We would just like to find a decent place to eat where the food tastes good and I can stick to my plan (low-ish carb). Thanks in advance. Wed, 22 Aug 2007 21:55:05 EST Anyone up for walking? I've got a LOT of carbs to burn in these next few days...anyone wanna join me for a good walk? Sat, 18 Aug 2007 08:58:23 EST What is going on??? Hey Team... Haven't heard much from you guys this week, so I thought I'd start a new thread... So, what is happening in everyone's lives? Anything good that you want to share, anything bad you need support with? Anything exciting coming up? Just anything..... <BR> Ok - I'll be the first.... <BR> This weekend is my family reunion. As you all know how those things go, I will be surrounded with food, lots and lots of food. And, since I can only name about 10% of my family who isn't obese, n... Sat, 11 Aug 2007 11:33:57 EST Hello All <em>40</em> Hello, my name is Connie and I live in Saginaw, all my life. I have stuggled with my weight, ah, forever. Have lost alot, gained alot, lost alot, gained alot, lost a little. I have been a Weight Watcher member, seems like forever. I have not been sticking to program so have not done well. My daughter is getting married in two weeks. I use the stress as an excuse. Am ready to get back on program after the wedding. I am a Legal Assistant and work full time with a recently retired ... Sun, 5 Aug 2007 13:47:20 EST In need of suggestions! I need some help! I just started walking again after years of being down because of a bad back. Can anyone recomment a good pair of walking shoes? I'm in so much pain and I'm thinking maybe it's because of my shoes. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions would be grately <BR> appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Jacki Sat, 4 Aug 2007 13:10:28 EST hi everyone hi everyone! im heather, and im obviously new to the group as well as this site.. i actually had found this site when i was visiting and clicked on it to see what it was all about.. Im a SAHM of a 4 year old boy.. ive been married for 6 1/2 years. we bought a house in bay city just over a year ago, but im originally from Saginaw. ive been overweight pretty much for as long as i can remember. even in high school, i was on the swim team and i still was a size 16. <BR> last winter my h... Tue, 31 Jul 2007 21:43:49 EST Hope I'm not breeching the "good manners" of this Don't know if this is the proper place to ask this and if not a big sorry. Does anyone have a recipe for a non-deepfried blooming onion?? I have been CRAVING one of these for the last 3 days--I'm trying not to go to Outback but I'm getting desperate--LOL <BR> <BR> <BR> Pat Tue, 31 Jul 2007 18:29:12 EST hello, I'm new Name: Angie <BR> Location: Midland <BR> Age: 29 <BR> <BR> We have lived in Midland for the past 2 years. I'm a mom of one and work in a preschool. I'm a Christian and attend church here in Midland. My hobbies are hanging out with friends,scrapbooking and e-mailing/ web suffering. I have a goal to lost 50 lbs by July 14, 2008. Tue, 31 Jul 2007 17:34:42 EST Tracking our success How about if we find a way to share our success stories.... I have seen other teams, or pages where they keep a running total of weight loss. Or they set point goals for the month... Anybody up for anything like that?? <BR> For example, I have lost 21 lbs since I started, so our team total is now 21 lbs - then someone else adds their loss, say 25 lbs, so our team total is 46 lbs... then we add weekly, or daily, or however often you weigh yourself. If you should happen to have a bad diet wee... Mon, 30 Jul 2007 17:48:25 EST Did I see you????? Ok, picture this... You are walking down the aisles of the grocery store, you are in the produce section picking up the supplies for your salads this week - you look over and see another lovely lady doing the same thing as you - How many of you have caught yourself looking and checking her out to see if she is a Sparker?!?!? Or, how about if you go out to eat and you order something you shouldn't from the menu (not saying I did that ***snicker**), and you actually look around to see if any o... Mon, 30 Jul 2007 17:44:02 EST Quick Hello I just wanted to introduce myself real quick. I'm Jacki and I live in Midland. About 3 years ago I suffered from depression due to my back problems and with all the medications, I gained over 100 pounds. I am down 90. I would like to still lose 40 pounds. It's not too easy with my back limitations. Then I am home all day not doing anything so it's been easy for me to snack all day (on the wrong things of course). <BR> <BR> I was at the WNEM website the other day and saw the link to thi... Fri, 27 Jul 2007 19:31:15 EST walking days... I remember someone mentioning that we should get together sometime and walk out by the WalMart 'track' on Bay behind the playground...rather than try to find a good day for all, what do you think about just designating one day a week ( probably until the end of November when it gets cold... ) to meet there and walk together? <BR> We could make it a different day/time each week and whoever that works out for can go? We need to get Sparkpeople shirts to wear if we can get this figured out so ev... Fri, 27 Jul 2007 13:45:06 EST Weigh In Well, I got weighed today and I lost 3.6 pounds. After 2 weeks of not losing even a pound for the those two weeks it was great seeing that number finally go down. I guess I'll stay on my food program after all!! Wed, 25 Jul 2007 15:43:50 EST Hello Just wanted to say a quick hello to the Saginaw team. I'm going in for a weigh in tomorrow (I get weighed once a week on Wednesday) and I've kind of plateaued for the last 2 weeks-VERY small weight losses. I know I should be grateful for any loss and actually I guess I am, but if I get on that scale and it shows .06 weight loss (or less)again, I will very tempted to come home and scarf down everything in sight. Just wanted to blow off steam, I guess--thanks for letting me do it here. <BR> Pat Tue, 24 Jul 2007 20:32:16 EST 2 FRUIT/VEGGIES A DAY CHALLENGE I don't know about you, but as a single working mom, I find it difficult to eat balanced meals. Sure, I can pack a lean cuisine for lunch and eat my oatmeal for breakfast, but getting those fruits and veggies in every day is a challenge for me. How about if our first challenge as a team is to eat AT LEAST 2 Fruits and/or veggies (any combination) every day for a whole week starting Wednesday, July 25th. By all means, eat more if you would like, just be sure to come back and post when you h... Mon, 23 Jul 2007 20:47:33 EST Hello Hi Laurie, <BR> I glad to see some people where I live interested in the same thing. I've lived in Shields (that's what us old people call Thomas Township!!)all of my life. My kids grew up here and my son is now moving his family here.. It looks like I'm probably the oldest of your group--I just turned 62 in June. I get my first SS check this coming month--YAHOO. I've been married for 40 years, 2 kids and 2 grandsons (ages 10 and 6) who we watch during the summer. I've lost almost 60 pounds a... Sun, 22 Jul 2007 13:50:36 EST