SparkPeople Detroit Area Divas Team Messageboard This is a team for divas that live in Southeastern Michigan. It is not limited to Detroit or Michigan. Anyone can join. We are in this together! SparkPeople Detroit Area Divas Team Messageboard hello I'm new to the Detroit area and hoping to find a support group to share successes with. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:18:48 EST A year and a half later... I am introducing myself a bit late in the game... I have been using sparkpeople on and off for a year and a half. I should be on more than I am. I have a hard time posting when I know I am doing 'bad' and am more likely to post when I am doing 'good'. I need to hold myself more accountable no matter what day it is! Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:38:18 EST Weekly Challenge 7/1/2013 7/8/2013 Hello Divas! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! Welcome to July! This is my birthday month so I am feeling extra excited about this month. For this week's challenge, this is about challenging ourselves out of our comfort zones and going the extra mile. For instance, I was eating Paleo 100% 6 days out the week. I want to eat 100% Paleo the entire. I also want to walk 25 miles this week. I am challenging myself to jog at least half of my distance in walk/jog spurts. We should post our progress everyday ... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 08:12:33 EST Rocking out the Fitness in June! MATHISC4464 <BR> MZSCORPIO1981 <BR> TAMLKING <BR> VDSHIELDS <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:15:33 EST Weekly Challenge 6/16-6/22 Happy Monday Divas! It is time we get back to work! This week's challenge is to support each other by commenting on blogs or sparkpages. Let's spread the spark! Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:02:44 EST Let"s get our group rolling <em>213</em> <BR> Where are the Detroit area Divas at? Fri, 27 Jan 2012 21:10:25 EST Personal Training/Zum ba/Bootcamps Redford, MI Just wanted to share as I have been receiving results myself........... <BR> <BR> Performance 80 Fitness Studio 26021 8 Mile Road Redford MI offers $10 each session. Zumba is Thursdays at 7 starting 12/8 and Bootcamps (already started) are Saturdays at 12 noon. Check them out......great calorie burn and fun while getting fit! <BR> They also offer reasonable personal training sessions <BR> Contact Person Chris at 313-268-9555 or Joe at 313-748-5872 <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 23:01:27 EST Weekly Challenge 10/16-10/22 Hello DIVAS! It is time for us to get going and get motivated! We have really been slacking on the Weekly Challenges and it's time we got back to that. <BR> <BR> This week's challenge is simple: <BR> <BR> Reach out to at least one DIVA team member and give her some motivation, encouragement, or support. Tell us about it here! Mon, 17 Oct 2011 05:15:26 EST I need help ........... Hello Group, <BR> <BR> I need some support and help to get started. I'm really looking for a work out partner or a online partner that can encourage one another. Sat, 15 Oct 2011 11:33:22 EST Welcome to MISSPRINCESS84! Hello and a warm welcome to our newest DIVA MISSPRINCESS84!! We are so glad you have joined our team. <BR> <BR> Please take a moment to say hello and tell us a bit about yourself. Wed, 7 Sep 2011 05:23:47 EST Welcome to RWILLIE! Hello and welcome to our newest DIVA RWILLIE! We are so glad you joined us. <BR> <BR> Please take a moment to say hello and tell us a bit about yourself. Wed, 7 Sep 2011 05:20:53 EST Looking for Outdoor Workout Partner(s) I am 27 years old and looking for workout buddies. I currently reside in the Oak Park area and travel (pretty much anywhere) to exercise. I love to walk and hike. I am not in the best shape but getting there. Please let me know if you are interested.On the weekends I go to the river walk and belle isle to walk approx. 6 miles and run the joe louis arena stairs. <BR> <BR> I would be more than happy to have company. Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:49:42 EST a new start Hi I'm Erndrea and I'am new to sparkpeople ....hope to get alot of help and motivation looking forward to losing weight the right and healthy way. thanks Fri, 26 Aug 2011 18:09:26 EST Welcome to MSCHIEVOUS1! Hello and welcome to the Detroit Area DIVAS team. We are so glad you joined us! <BR> <BR> Please take a moment to say hello and tell us a little about yourself. Sun, 21 Aug 2011 06:39:33 EST Welcome to ZELDAMONK! Hello and welcome to the Team. We are so glad to have another beautiful DIVA on our team! <BR> <BR> Please take a moment to say hello and tell us a little about yourself. Sun, 14 Aug 2011 06:24:38 EST Welcome to JENNIFER -LEIGH!! Welcome to our newest DIVA, JENNIFER-LEIGH! We are so glad you joined us! <BR> <BR> Please take a moment to introduce yourself to the team and tell us a bit about yourself. Fri, 5 Aug 2011 06:59:40 EST Welcome to THISISMY TIME123! Welcome THISISMYTIME123, we are so very glad you joined the Team. Please take a moment to say hi and tell us a little about yourself. Thu, 28 Jul 2011 06:27:45 EST Share valuable tips you've learned on SP Here's a place you can post the most helpful thing you've learned while on SP this year. Can't wait to read these! Mon, 11 Jul 2011 06:37:31 EST Welcome to MICHIGANLORI!! Hello and welcome to our newest DIVA, MICHIGANLORI! We are so glad you joined our team. <BR> <BR> Please take a moment to tell us a bit about yourself. Looking forward to getting to know you. Thu, 7 Jul 2011 12:05:28 EST Welcome to TEVONC! Hello and welcome to our newest member TEVONC! We are so glad you joined us! <BR> <BR> Please take a moment and tell us a bit about yourself. Wed, 6 Jul 2011 05:59:05 EST Welcome to HEALTHYISHOT!! Hello and welcome to our newest Team member HEALTHYISHOT!! I see from her SparkPage that you are a very active DIVA! <BR> <BR> Please take a moment to tell us a little about yourself. We are so glad you're here! Mon, 27 Jun 2011 05:52:36 EST Who wants to get FREE personal training? New Destiny Baptist Church has free boot camp classes every Monday at 6:30pm. A certified personal trainer comes out and does the classes for free! <BR> <BR> I've been going and the classes are working inches off my body. <BR> They also have free hustle classes on Tuesday 6 to 8pm. <BR> Men are welcone to both these. Fri, 3 Jun 2011 09:46:11 EST A shout out from Redford! Hi Team, <BR> I am new to Spark People. I needed a way to track what I was eating and I didn't want to pay weight watchers. LOL <BR> <BR> I am so glad that I found this site. I have 40lbs to loose and I am committed to doing it this year. In the last few years I have been laid off, divorced, bankrupt, and a single mother of a new baby!! I lost myself to depression, but I am determined to be made NEW!! <BR> <BR> 'Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, ... Thu, 26 May 2011 11:36:02 EST Welcome to SVJPOMAR! A big welcome to our newest member SVJPOMAR! We are so glad you joined our team! <BR> <BR> Please take a moment and tell us a little about yourself. We are so glad you're here! Thu, 12 May 2011 07:01:07 EST Welcome to YELLABUNNY! Hello and welcome to our newest DIVA YELLABUNNY!! We are so glad you joined this amazing team of DIVAS! <BR> <BR> Please take a moment and tell us a little about yourself. We're glad you're here. Tue, 10 May 2011 06:07:10 EST Welcome to PRETTYFAT2! Hello and welcome to our newest DIVA PRETTYFAT2! We are so glad you joined our team! <BR> <BR> Please take a moment and tell us a little about yourself! Sun, 17 Apr 2011 06:49:43 EST Welcome to MZKT313 Welcome to our newest DIVA MZKT313! We are so glad you joined us! <BR> <BR> Please take a moment and tell us a little about yourself. Sun, 17 Apr 2011 06:45:57 EST Weekly Challenge April 17-23 Hello DIVAS! Spring is here and it is time to kick it into gear. We've all been slacking a bit on this team lately, and now is the time to get back in the game! <BR> <BR> This week's challenge will be to work on strength training. I don't want you to overdo anything, but I do want you to challenge yourself and try to get that strength training in. There are a number of Spark strength training exercises that you can do. Try one a day and see which ones you like, but share with us what yo... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 06:42:35 EST Weekly Challenge April 3-9 For this week's challenge we will be reaching out to at least one other Spark member each day and giving them encouragement or support. Try to reach at least 5 members throughout the week. <BR> <BR> They do not have to be part of the Detroit Area DIVAS team. <BR> <BR> Post here and let us know what you did and how many you encouraged. Did you leave a comment on their page or blog, give them a Goodie, share a quote? Sun, 3 Apr 2011 06:26:23 EST Weekly Challenge March 27-April 2 This week is all about the miles. Log your mileage for the week here...miles walked or ran. You can also include any Walk Away the Pounds miles. Mon, 28 Mar 2011 06:31:24 EST Welcome DEFANTROY! Welcome DEFANTROY, we are so glad you joined this awesome team of DIVAS! Please take a moment to tell us a little about yourself. <BR> <BR> Congratulations on making the choice to start living a healthy lifestyle. If there's anything we can do to help you along the way, please let us know. You'll find so much inspiration, motivation, and encouragement here! We WANT you to succeed! Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:17:47 EST Weekly Challenge for March 20-26 Welcome Spring! <BR> <BR> We always seem to be focused on things that will make us look and feel better. For this challenge let's focus on our mind and soul. Try to spend at least an hour each day doing something that will benefit either, or both. Share with us what you did. Mon, 21 Mar 2011 05:32:44 EST Weekly Challenge for March 20-26? Where is the new challenge? Fri, 18 Mar 2011 07:56:29 EST Hi everyone!! My name is Tracey, I’m 38 years old, live in Livonia and I'm new to SP!! Before joining SP, it had taken me 2 yrs to lose 17 lbs, but I’m more committed than ever to lose another 54 lbs this year!! I'm hoping that being active on this site will help to motivate me when i want to falter <em>39</em> Sun, 20 Feb 2011 14:59:35 EST POWER Challenge Feb 20-28 Let's face it, we all KNOW that DIVAS are powerful women! We are beautiful, smart, sexy, and yes, powerful! <BR> <BR> This challenge will run for the remainder of the month. I want you to really challenge yourself on this one. Each letter of the word "POWER" represents a goal. Challenge yourself to do one or more of them for each day and tell us about it here. I really think we can use this challenge to motivate each other. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 07:13:10 EST Welcome to TRAYNA11!!! Welcome TRAYNA11, we are so glad you joined this awesome team of DIVAS! Please take a moment to tell us a little about yourself. <BR> <BR> Congratulations on making the choice to start living a healthy lifestyle. If there's anything we can do to help you along the way, please let us know. You'll find so much inspiration, motivation, and encouragement here! We WANT you to succeed! Sun, 20 Feb 2011 06:53:39 EST Weekly Challenge for February 13-19 I'm going to challenge you with miles again. Keep a running total for the week and see how far you go. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 06:44:16 EST Welcome to MZSCORPIO1981 Hello and welcome to our newest DIVA MZSCORPIO1981! We are so glad you joined this awesome team. Please take a moment and tell us a bit about yourself. We look forward to cheering you on toward your goals! Tue, 15 Feb 2011 06:42:39 EST Weekly Challenge Feb 6 - 12 Team message boards are a great place to get inspiration and motivation as well as to give it to others. This week will be a challenge for posting on message boards. You can count other Teams as well. <BR> <BR> How many messages did you post today? Sat, 5 Feb 2011 07:43:42 EST Weekly Challenge Jan 30 - Feb 5 This week's challenge will be focusing on the SparkPeople videos. They are short and effective ways to get some extra fitness in. <BR> <BR> Try a new one each day and let us know which you've tried. Awhile back I tried the Pilates video and that got me interested in adding Pilates to my workouts. Sun, 30 Jan 2011 07:40:18 EST Welcome to MAMACHEF22! Hello and welcome to our newest DIVA MAMACHEF22! We are so glad you joined this awesome team! Please take a moment and tell us a bit about yourself. Fri, 28 Jan 2011 05:11:53 EST Weekly Challenge Jan 23 - Feb 5 It is recommended that for a healthy lifestyle we get 30 minutes of vigorous exercise daily. <BR> <BR> Challenge: <BR> log your minutes per day every day and post them here. keep a running tally. Sun, 23 Jan 2011 06:08:15 EST Weekly challenge January 6-22 Sleep. Are you getting enough? It is recommended that we get 7-8 hours a night, though some people seem to need more or less. <BR> <BR> How many hours did you sleep last night? Sun, 16 Jan 2011 07:31:16 EST Welcome to BERIJOY! Sending out a very warm welcome to our newest member BERIJOY! <BR> <BR> We are so very glad that you joined this team of awesome DIVAS! Please take a moment and tell us a bit about yourself. Thu, 13 Jan 2011 06:15:42 EST Weekly Challenge January 9-15 This week your challenge will be to focus on stress reduction or relaxation. That could be going for a walk, meditation, yoga, tai chi, or even taking a bath. The choice is up to you. <BR> <BR> Share what you did here and how long you spent doing that stress reducing activity. Sun, 9 Jan 2011 07:08:20 EST Welcome to ANDREAKA RPS1015! Hello and welcome to our newest DIVA ANDREAKARPS1015! We are so glad you joined our Team! Please take a moment and tell us a bit about yourself. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 05:43:31 EST Welcome to NEWMEBY40! Hello and welcome to our newest Diva NEWMEBY40! We are so glad you joined this awesome team! Please take a moment and tell us a bit about yourself. We are so glad you're here! Sun, 2 Jan 2011 06:59:37 EST Weekly Challenge January 1-8 The challenge for this week is to keep track of your miles walked/ran. Walking DVDs can count as well, as they keep track of that. <BR> Post your miles walked in this thread so we can cheer each other on! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 08:01:39 EST Welcome to RASHON1! Hello and welcome to our newest DIVA RASHON1! So glad you joined our awesome Team!! Please take a moment to tell us a bit about yourself. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 07:57:20 EST Weekly Challenges to restart in January 2011 I want to restart our Weekly Challenges beginning in January. <BR> The first will be miles walked during the week. The second week will be aimed at relaxation/stress reduction. If you have any challenges you'd like to see us do, post them here. Thu, 30 Dec 2010 07:21:04 EST Welcome to DJJAMS313! A big warm welcome goes out to our newest member DJJAMS313! So glad you joined this awesome team of DIVAS! Please take a moment and tell us a little bit about yourself. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 06:02:20 EST Welcome to REASHANTE86! Hello and welcome to our newest DIVA REASHANTE86! We are so glad you joined this awesome team of DIVAS! Please take a moment and tell us a bit about yourself. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 07:35:16 EST Goals for 2011? Have you been thinking about setting new goals for the next year? If so, what are they? Tue, 14 Dec 2010 06:05:32 EST Welcome to MRSQUTPIE55 Hello and welcome to the Detroit Area Divas Team!!! We are so glad you joined us! Please take a moment to introduce yourself and tell us a bit about the fabulous new Diva that has joined us! Sat, 11 Dec 2010 06:33:18 EST Welcome to TINKER292! Hello and welcome to the Team! We are so glad you joined us! I hope you'll take a few moments and tell us a bit about yourself. Mon, 6 Dec 2010 07:23:13 EST Do you skip meals? Be honest. Do you skip meals? <BR> <BR> I used to skip breakfast all the time. Until I learned that eating a healthy breakfast can actually help keep you from overeating or snacking. I made it a goal to eat something for breakfast every day (even if it's just a piece of fruit) and I've stuck to that for almost 6 months. Thu, 2 Dec 2010 07:58:33 EST Welcome to SARALOBRO! Hello and welcome to our newest member SARALOBRO! We are so very glad you joined the Detroit DIVAS! Looking forward to getting to know you! Wed, 1 Dec 2010 07:49:21 EST Weekly Challeng 11/28-12/4 Let's get the momentum of this team going again! <BR> <BR> This week's challenge: <BR> Watch your sodium! What can you do to watch your sodium and keep it in check? <BR> <BR> My goal to watch my sodium: Continue to eat fresh foods, no prepackaged convenience foods. No adding salt at the table. <BR> Sat, 27 Nov 2010 07:19:47 EST Welcome NATURALME1 Welcome to the Detroit Area Divas Team! We are so glad you joined us! <BR> I'm looking forward to hearing from you and getting to know you! Together we Divas can reach our goals! Sat, 27 Nov 2010 07:15:02 EST What did you do for YOU today? I know we all spend so much time doing for others. What is the one thing you did for YOU today? Sun, 21 Nov 2010 06:25:57 EST Spark Wheel Log In Points How many did you get today? Sun, 7 Nov 2010 05:53:07 EST What kind of challenges? What kind of challenges would you like to see here that we can do as a group? Wed, 3 Nov 2010 08:17:32 EST Quotes “The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.” <BR> <BR> Oliver Wendell Holmes <BR> <BR> This is important to remember when we get discouraged the scale is not moving as fast we would like. We are not where we used to be; and, by making better choices and changing habits, we are sure to have the course set to victory. Mon, 1 Nov 2010 17:20:03 EST I WON'T give up I am not going to give up on this team! I have been trying to get this group more active and nobody ever responds. I think I hear an echo whenever I post. I guess the group had just gone too long without an active leader before I came along, so everyone just gave up on it. <BR> Well? Who's with me? Anyone else want to see the Divas thrive and survive? Tue, 28 Sep 2010 06:39:01 EST Is anyone interested in reviving this team? Seems like nobody has any interest in the team any more, which is sad. Is anyone interested in reviving Detroit Area Divas and getting it going again? Tue, 14 Sep 2010 05:48:24 EST WEll Im Ready to do this for real Well guys Im ready to do this formyself and for my family. I am 31 with to beautiful childern I work full time 54 hours a week so Im always putting work and my childern first but I come to relize if I dont keep my self Healthy pretty soon I wont be able to do S*#t. I want to live a healthy life but dont get me wrong I SOOOOOO want to be able to look in the mirror and love the body I see. Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:32:57 EST Hines Park Walk? I was wondering if anyone in the area would be interested in meeting at Hines Park for walking? My schedule is flexible, so let me know what works for you. Tue, 17 Aug 2010 07:14:05 EST What are your goals? What are your goals? They can be long-term goals or short-term. I like to set both, that way I have a feeling of accomplishment to help motivate me. <BR> Sat, 14 Aug 2010 06:37:38 EST Where are all the Divas?? I joined the team last week and noticed it's been so quiet. Where are all those lovely Divas? Wed, 11 Aug 2010 07:02:09 EST SparkDetroit Annual Picnic If anyone is interested, there is a SparkDetroit picnic July 18th. All the details are at <BR> arkrally.asp?event=8656 Fri, 9 Jul 2010 18:06:58 EST Madison's Mom I'm just to be fit and healthy so I can be here with my daughter for a long time (and to also wear a mini dress this summer!) Looking for others to gain motivation and get in shape and healthy. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 09:24:23 EST Anyone Interested in doing Lunch as a Group. Hi Team <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone would be interested in meeting for lunch as a group. Some of us are new and it seems the group was pretty much inactive, so lets make it live again. Wed, 24 Feb 2010 00:48:03 EST What makes you a Diva? Webster says a diva is an extremely talented woman. I believe God gave all us talents. I believe mine are the ability to make people feel at ease. Being a Libra, I can usually see both sides of an argument. I also love to create by making jewelry, knitted and crocheted articles, and scrapbooking. Sat, 6 Feb 2010 16:00:51 EST WooHoo A New Team Leader Thanks WAY2WIN for becoming our Team Leader. Looking forward to being a part of this wonderful team. Sat, 6 Feb 2010 11:06:59 EST Question/CoTeam Leader Would anyone be willing to apply for Co Team Leader to get the Detroit Divas back up and running since a few of us joined this month? Wed, 27 Jan 2010 01:10:53 EST Hi!! I would like to introduce myself to the team. My name is Sandra and I am back for a second try a Sparks. This time I plan to take it slow and steady. Disregard my progress bar, it is not accurate and I still have not learned how to set it up properly. Tue, 17 Nov 2009 14:37:22 EST Hi everyone! Anyone goes to the Boll YMCA Detroit? Hi everyone! I have known about this site for some time now. However, only now do I think I am ready to finally do this seriously. <BR> <BR> I enjoy going out with friends, playing with my dogs, meeting new people, video games, browsing the inter webs on interior decorating tips, DIY projects, watching Oprah, and trying new foods (Hmm!). <BR> <BR> I joined this site to once and for all work towards a healthier lifestyle, an appropriate BMI and to meet new people. With that, I am looking for... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 12:06:56 EST Hi From Riverview Hi, I just joined and wanted to say hi and see if this was an active group? I would love to make friends to go and walk or ride with! I really need the pushing along sometimes! <BR> I am 36, mom to 3 and wifey to 1!! Fri, 25 Sep 2009 16:39:28 EST hi everyone! I'm back to sparkpeople again yall! <em>104</em> lol! i'm new to this group. looking for some action. getting back on after falling off is fun! starting over is fun! i like fresh starts i think...hmm. any body got ideas about how to keep dieting and exercise fresh and new! i get bored kinda quickly. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 03:56:44 EST Hi! Hi, I'm new to sparkpeople..and new to Michigan..moved here about a year ago.. Found this team, and am hoping to make some friends who know what its like to struggle w/ their weight. Hoping for friends, motivation and inspiration! Hope this is the place to be!! Sat, 15 Aug 2009 23:38:13 EST Do You Have Incentives, Detroit Area Divas? Hi. I posted an article on "incentivizing yourself" on my blog and wanted to share. This incentive plan I've come up with for myself is keeping me on track. I thought I'd share. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2286549 </link> Tue, 4 Aug 2009 11:44:58 EST anyone know a place My son is getting married in August ..and i need to start looking for a dress. I have checked online at the usual...Lane Bryant, Avenue, have not been to Davids bridal but will check them out..know i got a beautiful dress there before for niece and nephews weddings. And heard of a place in Allen Park called One Stop Wedding that says carries large sizes. But would like to have a few places to go look if possible that are not outrageously expensive. was hoping to keep to no more then 150... Sat, 16 May 2009 13:35:37 EST SparkDetroit SparkRally June 13th 2009 Info Hello All Miss Lynn has set up what sounds like a fun afternoon on Saturday June 13th at noon in Madison Heights Civic Park I believe. Here is the info that went out to the regular Detroit team. <BR> <BR> June 13, 2009 - 12:00:00 PM <BR> <BR> 300 13 Mile Rd between John R and I-75 <BR> Madison Heights, MI 48071 <BR> <BR> SparkRally Details <BR> <BR> We're going to share FUN, FOOD and FITNESS!!! And meet fellow Spark members. <BR> <BR> Bring your favorite healthy dish, the kids, relat... Sun, 12 Apr 2009 16:22:55 EST Newcomer to the group Hello <BR> Im new to this group and just getting back to sparkpeople really trying to work my way through the site this time and lose the weight! Looking/will lend tips on success and how to stay motivated, as well as a workout partner. I workout at Bally southfield. Fri, 10 Apr 2009 15:25:04 EST Spring in2 Summer Boot Camp Hey Detroit: <BR> If your interested in getting into shape outside a gym, there is a Boot camp being offered by MadFitness. The sessions have started and runs throughout the summer. Classes are held every Wednesday @6pm, Saturday 10am & 12pm, unless otherwise notified. There is a discount for groups of 5+, otherwise the cost is $10. This is boot camp so its held come or (unless otherwise notified). <BR> <BR> The location is at the former-Redford High School's football field in Detroit o... Fri, 10 Apr 2009 15:22:34 EST Qustion of the day? Where is your favorite place to go in the Detroit area? Mine is Belle Isle. Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:04:06 EST Team Members I am so excited to see new people on this team and to see others huddling and making posts to the boards. It's great!! I used to call this my ghost team because I hardly ever saw new posts and no one huddled. This has cheered me up so much. My cat Morris passed away yesterday and when I logged on this morning and saw Trainer in the huddle I was psyched. I hope we stay active on this team because I like the though of local people bonding in their goals. Have a great day!!! <em>220</em> <em>25... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 09:26:20 EST Detroit Riverwalk partners Hello everyone...since it is almost offically spring time I was wondring if you all would like to join me in walking on the Detroit Riverwalk abt 3-4days a week. If interested send me a msg at, or via yahoo IM at three13cutie <BR> <BR> come join me!! <em>104</em> Thu, 12 Mar 2009 02:24:36 EST Detroit personal trainer Erik Thompson What a great website, Hello everyone. I'm Erik Thompson, I'm a personal trainer at Bally but I also work at the Michigan State Fair Grounds indoor training facility, at 8 mile and Woodward. If you guys need any advice or training tips or supplements please feel free to drop me a line. <BR> <BR> Tip of The Day: a tablespoon of honey mixed with about a teaspoon of fresh cinnamon, will help to boost your metabolism and suppress your appetite. Mon, 9 Mar 2009 23:07:53 EST Where is Everyone? Hello, My name is Tonine and I have been on this team for over a month now and I have only ever seen one other person in here. I think Spark is great and all of the other teams I belong to have people in them and challenges this place is like a ghost team. Come on we can do more we can do better. I like that this team is local and that's why I am not giving up. I am sure if we all put our minds to it we can find topics and challenges that work for us. Let me know what you think. <em>303</em> ... Tue, 24 Feb 2009 08:18:05 EST Impromptu lunch... any joiners? :) I am going to lunch tomorrow at the Waterstone Cafe and Grill on Woodward (just north of the zoo) tomorrow at 1 p.m. Any joiners??? email me @ and let me know. :) <BR> <BR> Laurel Wed, 11 Feb 2009 02:51:50 EST Thank you for all your kindness... about changing our lunch date and time. <BR> <BR> Also, all the sympathetic emails are so appreciated. This winter has been awful with a death in the family, my daughter having surgery and the cold and snow. Friends like you guys make it so much better. :) <BR> <BR> Love you all... Laurel Sat, 7 Feb 2009 11:37:59 EST Sick & Tired of being Sick & Tired Hi all <BR> <BR> I live in Detroit (east of downtown). I want to "LOVE" what I see when I look in the mirror but today I don't. I will start Monday (2/09). I have to go the market and get the right things to eat. I am not sure what my weight is today, I don't own a scale. I do know that I am wearing a size 18 tightly and I want to get back into a size 14, a 12 would be great but I will settle for a 14. <BR> <BR> I start something with great enthusiasm and after a week maybe two I am over i... Thu, 5 Feb 2009 21:33:38 EST Lunch date... I was trying to think of the perfect day for a lunch/dinner and I have come up with this: <BR> <BR> February 7th, Saturday - 2 p.m. Anyone that wants to take a walk afterwards, I am game for that. <BR> <BR> I am trying to find a place that is central to everyone. Can you guys toss out any suggestions you might have? <BR> <BR> Laurel Tue, 20 Jan 2009 13:00:32 EST New challenge... This week's challenge is to do at least one blog about your journey in weight loss. <BR> <BR> Also, to go out to eat at least once and post on here what good choices you made during that adventure. :) <BR> <BR> Laurel Mon, 19 Jan 2009 23:16:15 EST Hello Hi Everyone. <BR> I joined a while ago and have stopped and started a few times. <BR> I'm ready to do it for good this time. <BR> Mon, 5 Jan 2009 10:31:46 EST Looking for a treadmill... I am looking to buy a used/new treadmill. Mine is fried and I am on the verge of tears about it. <BR> <BR> I know I sound like a big baby, but you have no idea how much that treadmill meant to me. It was my freedom to walk inside when the weather is utter crap. <BR> <BR> I am not looking for a handout... just wanted to know if anyone has a treadmill they want to sell. <BR> <BR> Thanks... Laurel <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> Sun, 4 Jan 2009 21:36:12 EST Hello From Riverview Hello fellow Diva's! I wanted to drop by and say Hi and introduce myself... I am Tricia, 35 and live in Riverview. I am married and have 3 kids. Looking to make some new great friends and give and get support! Sat, 3 Jan 2009 15:12:35 EST Gta get back on it Hello everyone im in the detroit/grosse pointe area. ive last about 50 pounds and have about 30 more to go thanks to those holiday pounds! Sun, 28 Dec 2008 20:04:31 EST Hello every Diva Hello all and I am so excited about being a part of a group here in Detroit. My name is Charisse and I reside in the Southfield area. I am looking to lose at 40 pounds by my birthday in April. And my journey starts here. I look forward to taking these steps as well as getting support and motivation from you all. <BR> <BR> Ressy Tue, 23 Dec 2008 11:07:40 EST ATTN Members - local weight loss competition Im joining a local weight loss competition: <BR> $29 for 12 weeks includes personalize coaching, weekly weigh ins with the TOP THREE highest percentage of weight loss to win $$$$ <BR> ***Prize amounts depends on participants*** <BR> More people = more money! <BR> <BR> This is being held weekly on Thursdays at 6:30pm in the Utica/Shelby Twp/Sterling Heights area. Let me know if you want more information! Tue, 8 Jul 2008 12:56:31 EST Walking Challenge Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> Have a walking opportunity for you that will not only keep you fit but is for a great cause. Autism Speaks is holding it's yealy walk this year @ The Palace of Auburn Hills on October 12, 2008. To join my team "The Dream Team 08" go to <BR> /team/thedreamteam08 <BR> and register my family and I would love to have you, or if you alreay have a team or are walking let me know I would love to meet you and walk with you. <BR> Sat, 5 Jul 2008 17:04:35 EST Hi!! Hello everyone. I'm MeMe and relatively new to spark people. I'm looking for a support group in my area and I'm happy to find there are so many others doing this in the Detroit area. I'm looking forward to making new friends and helping to be a support in this weight loss "battle"! <em>224</em> Sat, 19 Apr 2008 13:57:44 EST Hello Diva's Hello All <BR> <BR> I am new to sparkpeople and I am trying hard to lose weight and become healthy. I am looking for a weight loss/exercise buddy. Because I'm in need of some support and motivation. Tue, 5 Feb 2008 14:07:38 EST Jumping Jack Challenge!! That is right!! I said it JUMPING JACKS!!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will require you to do as many jumping jacks as you can in one day. For example your goal can be 50 Jumping jacks or 100 jumps with a jump rope. You will log them in here!! <BR> <BR> So what are you waiting for GET TO JUMPING!!! Fri, 25 Jan 2008 11:19:50 EST 30 A Day, Every Day Challenge It is recommended that for a healthy lifestyle we get 30 minutes of vigorous exercise dialy. <BR> <BR> Challenge: <BR> log your minutes per day every day and post them here. keep a running tally, and see how many you can rack up! Fri, 25 Jan 2008 11:00:36 EST BREATHING NEW LIFE IN THIS TEAM Okay all! We need to get off the ground RUNNING here! This is a new year and we need to get this team active! What can we do to make this team GO? Fri, 25 Jan 2008 10:36:30 EST Been away for a while Good morning everyone! <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday! I had been away from SP for a while but still going. However, I am 8 months pregnant so my exercise and healthy lifestyle are to benefit my growing son. I hope to see everyone soon! Wed, 2 Jan 2008 05:17:08 EST Laugh While You Loose!!! Hey Ladies!!! <BR> <BR> Have you heard!!! Gospel Great Vickie Winans along with trainer Kiersten Lane has released a " Laugh While You Loose Fitness DVD". Preorder yours today at <BR> <BR> I have personally seen it and it is great! It is like having your own personal trainer in your home. Along with the uplifting of Vickie Winans and her trainer Kiersten you will not only loose weight but you will also laugh while ya loosing it. <BR> <BR> Vickie also has a tw... Tue, 11 Dec 2007 11:14:04 EST Michigan Chronicle Hey Ladies!!! <BR> <BR> Check this out <BR> <BR><BR>undChallenge-text.htm Thu, 13 Sep 2007 10:14:11 EST Cancer Fighting Fruit Study<BR>stm <BR> <BR> Very interesting article!! Wed, 12 Sep 2007 21:47:03 EST Give Yourself a Hug Post something positive about yourself and give yourself a hug! <BR> We have to healthy inside as well as outside! Wed, 5 Sep 2007 20:29:52 EST Let's Get Our Walking Club Going again! Its back to school time, and vacations are over....let's try and get our group going again! <BR> <BR> I need: <BR> location ideas <BR> day(s) of the week ideas <BR> and of course, time of the day <BR> <BR> Let's share our thoughts and get this going again!!! Tue, 21 Aug 2007 08:38:03 EST Let's Huddle Divas!! Has anyone "huddled" today? You get spark points, and its great way to express yourself Spark Style....just go to our team page and check the "huddle wall" and leave your own comment! Mon, 20 Aug 2007 13:39:55 EST The Chain of Healthy Habits Let's start a "chain" of healthy habits. <BR> <BR> just copy and post our list and add your healthy habit at the bottom .... <BR> Sun, 19 Aug 2007 22:27:58 EST Happy August! Hello everyone. We made it to another month. What do you plan to accomplish this month? I plan on increasing my cardio,strength, and stretch workouts, and making better choices in my diet. Thu, 2 Aug 2007 15:16:59 EST Hungry Hungry Hippo. Hey ladies... i'm so struggling over here. <BR> <BR> I'm still getting regular exercise, not quite as much as i did at the beginning of this journey, but certainly still quite a bit. I'm keeping my diet pretty healthy, but i'm just not losing any weight. I manage to get myself down to 186, then i blink and i'm back up to 189 and i have to struggle to make it back down to 186 and then it just bounces right back up and starts again. I know that i'm eating too much, problem is that i'm just ... Tue, 24 Jul 2007 09:43:39 EST Weekly Challenge 7/16-7/22 It has been shown that when we have to be honest and accountable to ourselves, we tend to have more success. When we have to put it down on paper that we ate a bag of chips, or that extra piece of cake, its hard, and we dont like it, and we think twice about it. <BR> <BR> Sparkpeople does a great job with the on-line food journal, but let's take an extra step to write down our feelings when we eat. This will give us an idea of triggers to help us find patterns as to why we eat, over-eat, e... Sun, 15 Jul 2007 22:36:32 EST Weekly challenge 7/9 - 7/15 Let's get the momentum of this team going again! <BR> <BR> This week's challenge: <BR> Watch your sodium! What can you do to watch your sodium and keep it in check? <BR> <BR> My goal to watch my sodium: Stop eating pre-packed foods. Wed, 11 Jul 2007 12:53:47 EST It feels good to...... Let's get on a positive track, and make a statement about our weight loss so far! <BR> <BR> It feels good to be a medium now instead of a large! Wed, 11 Jul 2007 12:51:33 EST July? As we walk into the 7th month of the year, how do you plan on making this month better than the last? Tue, 3 Jul 2007 16:21:26 EST Hello Ladies good luck on your weightloss journey! I'm from Michigan and I wanted to introduce myself and become apart of the "Detroit Area Diva's" weight loss group. I'm currently on the road to changing my unhealthy eating habits that have contributed towards my weight gain over the years.I am hoping to meet ladies in the detroit/suburban areas who I can stay in contact with and hopefully build life-long friendships. I'm a stay at home mother of two children. I run a web-based business from home, I sell celebrity lace wigs, and designer han... Sun, 1 Jul 2007 13:54:36 EST WHERE HAVE I BEEN?? First - I must apologize to my team. I have been letting summer distract me from important team motivating duties, and I apologize for that with all of my heart! Its beena crazy summer with Tom's grampa's illness and weddings and graduations that I have been slacking on my duties here. <BR> <BR> Second - Tom's Grampa passed away yesterday, and that means I wont be back on the boards like I used to be until probably next week. <BR> <BR> I am hoping that MSBEAUTY or SAVVY can step in for ... Mon, 18 Jun 2007 13:48:50 EST MIA for a few days My BF's Grandfather, who he is close to, is in his final days. They brought in Hospice today, so it wont be long. He is in his 90's and lived a long fullfilling life. Tom actually made a documentary with him, which you can see at <BR> <BR> We will be traveling to Oscoda tomorrow morning, and I will not have internet access until Sunday or Monday. <BR> <BR> I hope you all are well, and healthy! Talk to you next week! Wed, 30 May 2007 11:01:55 EST June Pedometer Challenge! 10,000 steps a day! June's challenge: 10,000 steps a day! <BR> Let's try each and every day of June to get in 10,000 steps. clip on your pedometer when you get up in the morning, and log your mileage and steps in the evening. <BR> An "active" person walks 10,000 steps a day. A sedimentary person walks less than 5,000 a day. <BR> <BR> If you dont have a pedometer, you can pick one up for around $5. <BR> Post your steps and mileage here! Remember, 10,000 steps a day is our goal!! Sun, 27 May 2007 22:02:00 EST Inspiration! Check out <BR> What an inspiration! Thu, 24 May 2007 13:43:56 EST Memorial Day Celebrations I hope everyone has a great memorial day weekend! Weekends are the hardest times to diet, and it being a holiday weekend, it makes it that much harder....BBQ foods and high calorie sides like potato salads can be diet killers. <BR> <BR> What are you plans to cope with weekend parties and celebrations? Any suggestions or ideas or tricks that you use? What healthy dishes do you substitute? <BR> <BR> Will you be getting additional exercise? Wed, 23 May 2007 22:02:56 EST Think Positively! Name three positive things about you today! Wed, 23 May 2007 00:20:42 EST Weekly Pick-me-up #2 Add Something New! Make a change to your same-ole routine! Change your workout! Try a new class. Add something different to your diet! Give yourself a spark! <BR> <BR> I have added two more veggie servings and I have added an extra 20 minutes of cardio three times a week. Tue, 22 May 2007 21:36:12 EST Declare Tuesday NO TV TUESDAY I declare this Tuesday NO TV TUESDAY! <BR> Do something else on Tuesday. Take a walk, talk to your friends, read a book or magazine, work a crossword puzzle, catch up on housework, sit outside and enjoy the day! <BR> <BR> Post your activity here! Mon, 21 May 2007 21:19:37 EST Happy Friday! Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Today for my cardio, I am doing something different! <BR> <BR> I am going salsa and ballroom dancing at the club tonight! This will be fun! I am going away for the weekend with my friend for some "me" time- (which I feel absolutely guilty for!)and will have no internet connection. I will be back on Monday. Have a wonderful, healthy weekend! Fri, 18 May 2007 08:29:53 EST What's your Favorite Movie? My favorite movie of all time is Imitation of Life from 1934. Wed, 16 May 2007 21:53:09 EST What is your motivation to keep going? Good evening. Happy Wednesday! What is your motivation to keep moving along on a healthy path? Wed, 16 May 2007 21:45:02 EST Quote of the Day “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” <BR> <BR> Gail Devers Wed, 16 May 2007 21:41:14 EST happiness is...... happiness is....... <BR> <BR> sunshine early in the morning Tue, 15 May 2007 04:19:31 EST Fun Fact for Today Name one fun fact about yourself that no one here knows! Mon, 14 May 2007 09:21:51 EST Weekend Pick-Me-Up #1 New topic of threads to "pick up" our weekends and help us stay on track! <BR> <BR> This weekend: <BR> Name 5 songs to add to our virtual playlist this weekend. What 5 songs really get you moving and motivate you to push yourself to the next level? <BR> <BR> At the end of the weekend I will post the whole list! Perhaps we can get a new workout mix out of it!! <BR> <BR> Keep the streak alive! EVEN ON THE WEEKEND! Sat, 12 May 2007 22:01:55 EST What Superhero would you be? What Super Hero do you think you would be? It can be one that exists or make up your own! This should be fun! Fri, 11 May 2007 23:37:36 EST Pistons or Red Wings? What's your sports playoff favorite?? Fri, 11 May 2007 23:32:07 EST What's your Poison? What food or beverage has been a real challenge for you? What are you doing to overcome this obstacle? Thu, 10 May 2007 08:36:04 EST Love Yourself Today: Create Your Own Affirmation let's love ourselves today: let's each write our own affirmation! <BR> <BR> I will start. <BR> <BR> I am beautiful on the inside and the outside. No matter what my size, my focus is to be healthy first. Tue, 8 May 2007 21:13:23 EST Positive Thinking Name the most positive thing about yourself! Fri, 4 May 2007 23:06:30 EST cinco de Mayo CHALLENGE! Celebrate cinco de Mayo! Who can walk / run / bike 5 miles on the 4th, 5th, and 6th??? <BR> <BR> Record your results here. Fri, 4 May 2007 15:56:14 EST Quest. of the Day 5/4 - Seasons What is your favorite season? <BR> Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, or MI Construction (ha ha)? Fri, 4 May 2007 15:34:02 EST ONE DAY MAY CHALLENGE - WATER Water! Its good for you. It keeps you hydrated, and helps you digest. <BR> <BR> Let's challenge ourselves to drink 8 glasses of water today. Post here on your results! Thu, 3 May 2007 10:47:22 EST What's your heavenly diet compliant treat? I am not one to crave sweets often, I just love my carbs! LOL However, there are those times when I just want to rip open my fiance's peanut butter chocolate fudge ice cream and have at it! So now, when I see him with his ice cream, I pull out my tub of fat free cool whip!!! There couldn't be a better thing in life for those moments when you feel like you are about to blow it! At 20 calories per tablspoon, no fat, - go ahead and enjoy the sin of eating it right from the tub! <BR> <BR>... Wed, 2 May 2007 22:25:37 EST 5/2 Question of the Day -- Anywhere in the World If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Wed, 2 May 2007 13:19:29 EST Summer Treats: Things You Dont Want To Know Summer time is here....that means ice cream, Dairy Queen, and Frozen Yogurt.... <BR> Before you dive in, check out these statistics.....maybe you want to know and maybe you dont!!!! <BR> <BR> Baskin Robbins Non-fat frozen yogurt: <BR> 1/2 cup = 150 calories, fat free <BR> 39 minutes of walking OR <BR> 16 minutes of running OR <BR> 21 minutes of biking OR <BR> 18 minutes of swimming OR <BR> 51 minutes of yoga OR <BR> 26 minutes of dance <BR> <BR> Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia Low-fat frozen ... Mon, 30 Apr 2007 22:44:48 EST Tooting That Horn!! <BR> The Audio book that I am featured in is due to be released soon. The author sent me some files to preview last night! I am so excited to hear the whole thing. <BR> <BR> Briefly, the author, Dr Monte Landner, wanted to do a book about weight loss and how "regular" folks did it and how they managed to keep it off. He chose 4 of us, two men and two women, all with completely different stories and situations. The stories are told in our own words based on interviews with Dr Ladner. <BR> ... Mon, 30 Apr 2007 22:03:05 EST Skinny B*tch: The Scoop on Poop Another fun chapter from the Skinny Bitch..... <BR> <BR> Poop is a vital tool for weight loss and optimal health......its much are you putting in your mouth and how much is coming out the other end? If you are eating healthy, you should be "a dynamo in the bathroom." <BR> <BR> If you are taking the "browns to the superbowl" and they are coming out like little rabbit turds, then you should know that your diet needs to change. <BR> <BR> Water! Water water water! Water helps ... Mon, 30 Apr 2007 21:48:40 EST MAY CHALLENGE: Log 50 miles Who's up for a challenge.....dust off that bike, lace up your sneakers....time to log some miles! <BR> <BR> Post your daily results here! Mon, 30 Apr 2007 09:33:34 EST Question of the Day - 4/27 Sweet or Salty Which is your worse craving....sweet or salty? Fri, 27 Apr 2007 11:11:10 EST Scruples Question of the Day 4/26 Your fiance gives you a new video camera as a gift. When you agree to break off the engagement you're asked to return the camera. Do you? Thu, 26 Apr 2007 10:42:22 EST The POST-A-PALOOZA CHALLENGE! I am sad that this team isnt more active. I would really like to see this team take off and get to know my fellow team members. So far our Walk Run Jog club has been a slow success, but I am really enjoying meeting our fellow teammates! <BR> <BR> The wonderful thing about SP Teams, is that you can really connect with people, make new friends, and get encouragement and wisdom and fresh new ideas! This is what its all about! Therefore, I declare the rest of April POST-A-PALOOZA! <BR> <BR>... Wed, 25 Apr 2007 14:01:30 EST Quest. of the Day 4/25 After your goal is met..... So -- what do you have planned when you met your goal? New wardrobe? Night on the town? Treat yourself to a spa? New bikini? <BR> <BR> What are your plans?? Wed, 25 Apr 2007 00:27:29 EST Quest. of the Day 4/24 Favorite Cardio Exercises According to many sources, it is now recommended that everyone gets 30 minutes of cardio exercise EVERY day. <BR> <BR> Sometimes its hard to keep cardio fresh. What do you do to stay motivated and keep up the cardio? What are your favorite cardio routines? Mon, 23 Apr 2007 22:27:26 EST Quest. of the Day 4/23: Grilling Faves Its that time of year again....time to get the grill out and clean it up to be ready for all of those yummy things we love to grill.... <BR> What kinds of things will you be grilling up this years? How will you make your "grillables" healthy for you or your family? Do you have any great grilling recipes? <BR> Let's share some ideas and get ready for that cook out!! Sun, 22 Apr 2007 22:26:14 EST Skinny B*tch speaks again: Carbs - The Truth This week's discussion from the Skinny Bitch book is from the second chapter entitled Carbs: The Truth. <BR> <BR> Low carb / no-carb -- What a ridiculous diet trend!! Everyone has jumped on the bandwagon, healthy or not! <BR> <BR> Carbs: carbs are compounds, made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen and they are VITAL in providing energy from our brains to all over our bodies. <BR> <BR> When we eat food, we turn the carbs into glucose for immediate energy, and the rest is stored for later... Sun, 22 Apr 2007 22:17:59 EST Happy Birthday RNBOWBYTE!!!!! I want to send out a special birthday greeting to Rnbowbyte! <em>242</em> on another year! This is a great day! You're awesome. Here is a special goody for you! <em>177</em> <em>236</em> Thu, 19 Apr 2007 19:06:01 EST Skinny B*tch says: Give It Up! I found the most fantastic book, and wanted to start sharing it with you all. I thought, if its okay with all of you, that I would do a chapter by chapter recap each week (for discussion). Some info isnt new and some is, but over all this is a great read. <BR> <BR> Skinny B*tch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin (if you want to get a copy and read along!!) <BR> <BR> Give it Up!: <BR> Use your head! You need to get healthy if you want to be skinny. <BR> Give up your gross vices! Give up s... Tue, 17 Apr 2007 22:15:16 EST 4/17 Quest. of the Day -- How many? Here's an interesting question: <BR> How many other diet plans and fad diets have you tried prior to SP? How did they work / not work? Tue, 17 Apr 2007 11:33:56 EST Food for thought-Monday April 16,2007 Hello everyone! Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> Has anyone tried any of the recipes on Spark? If so, what's your favorite? <BR> <BR> Mine is the minestrone soup. I love soup and it is a wonderful way to get protein, veggies, and it really fills me up. Mon, 16 Apr 2007 21:06:33 EST Update from the Doctor I went to emergency yesterday morning because I was numb. The doctors checked everything except for an MRI and CAT Scan. They do not have an explanation for me being numb from the neck down. However, I will see my primary care physician and a chiropractor. Thanks for the support guys... Mon, 16 Apr 2007 19:03:24 EST 4/16 - Fun Facts for Monday I saw this on CNN, and there are some nice little tidbits of info to share. Some we know, some we may not: <BR> <BR> Sneaky little slim-down tricks <BR> POSTED: 10:40 a.m. EDT, April 16, 2007 <BR> ( -- Health magazine went to the top weight-control experts for their No. 1 tips to get the weight off now. Take a look. <BR> <BR> Start smart <BR> Begin lunch and dinner with a veggie-rich salad or broth-based soup, says Pennsylvania State University satiety expert Barbara Rolls, aut... Mon, 16 Apr 2007 13:33:12 EST 4/15 Quest. of the Day -- Your Day of Rest What do you do on your "rest" day? Do you have a "rest" day that you take off so your body recovers from working out the rest of the week? Sun, 15 Apr 2007 00:59:58 EST 4/14 Quest. of the Day - Toilet Paper Sorry this is getting out so late...I have been at Michigan State all morning for a martial arts / kickboxing event.... <BR> <BR> Today will be a quick one.... <BR> <BR> Toilet paper: under or over ( the way the end hangs)? Sat, 14 Apr 2007 17:01:05 EST A great way to work out your mind and heart! I posted this last week, but got great response, so I thought I might as well post again! Have a great day everyone! <BR> <BR> We really need your help. We need volunteers for the Relay for Life, to help us raise money for the American Cancer Society. Most of these will only take 2 hours out of your time on a Saturday, maybe not even that. Please let me know if you or someone you know can help! E-mail me for information. <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Apr 2007 10:55:05 EST 4/13 - Quest. of the Day -- Make your 13th LUCKY Its Friday the 13th, so let's improve our luck. <BR> What is a small goal you can accomplish TODAY? Fri, 13 Apr 2007 10:16:54 EST Let's Move!! What did you do to "move" today? <BR> <BR> -- did you wear a pedometer? how many steps? <BR> -- did you ride a bike? <BR> -- did you use the treadmill? <BR> -- did you take a walk / run? <BR> -- did you do aerobics / fitness class? <BR> -- did you do martial arts? Thu, 12 Apr 2007 22:30:24 EST How do you cope with the weekends? Hello everyone! Happy Thursday! The weekend is coming up. How do you cope with the weekend? Is this a "free time" or do you keep within the same lifestyle during the week? <em>30</em> Thu, 12 Apr 2007 20:34:34 EST Quote of the Day 4/12/2007 Thursday <BR> <BR> <BR> “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” <BR> <BR> Buddha Thu, 12 Apr 2007 19:05:12 EST 4/12 Quest. of the Day -- Share a recipe day! Its not really a question, but more like a request! <BR> Let's share some favorite recipes, and get some new ideas from each other! Thu, 12 Apr 2007 10:44:35 EST FAT: What No One Is Telling You... on PBS tonight This show is airing on PBS tonight, I looked at the PBS website and it looks like it's going to be a very interesting program covering the obesity epidemic from multiple angles. You can get more information at the above link and even watch a preview. <BR> <BR> For ch. 56 Detroit it airs tonight at 9:00 and again at 2:30 am, i'm sure it will be re-aired though if you miss it. I just TiVo'ed it. <BR> Wed, 11 Apr 2007 15:39:31 EST 4/11 Quest. of the Day - Favorite TV shows? Lots of interesting ones on for a change....what are your favorites? any Lost fans out there??? Wed, 11 Apr 2007 00:22:27 EST 4/10 Quest. of the Day - Top 5 Work out songs What are your top five workout songs? You know, the songs that really get you moving and motivated? Let's list our top five, and who knows, we all might have a new playlist of songs! Tue, 10 Apr 2007 12:30:35 EST WEEKLY WEIGH IN Post your weekly weigh-in here. Generally Fridays are good days, but any day of the week is fine! Mon, 9 Apr 2007 09:20:56 EST 4/9/07 Quest. of the Day - Fave Healthy Snack Since you have been on SP, what are your favorite healthy snacks? <BR> (This will also provide new ideas for snacks!) Mon, 9 Apr 2007 09:16:19 EST 4/8/07 Question of the Day What are your top 3 movies of all time? Sun, 8 Apr 2007 22:12:52 EST Introduce yourself here! Let's introduce ourselves here! It will be great to meet each and every one of you! <BR> Sun, 8 Apr 2007 22:10:04 EST Weekly Discussion 4/8/07 Coping with Holiday Food How did everyone cope with the holiday? <BR> What did you do to avoid temptation, avoid overeating, and keep a cool head? <BR> How did your diet change the way you celebrated? <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Apr 2007 22:06:19 EST Sparkpoints! Let's get a higher Sparkpoint ranking as a team! <BR> Spin the wheel every day! <BR> Sign up for Spark emails and get points for reading emails! <BR> Read featured articles! <BR> Enter your workouts! <BR> Track your foods! <BR> Use the SparkPeople search engine! <BR> Post on the forums! <BR> <BR> The more points we get as a team, the higher our team will be ranked and GROW!!!! <BR> <BR> Let's start by posting our Spin-the-Wheel points here every day! You will get points for your spin AND y... Sun, 8 Apr 2007 22:01:17 EST Easter Sunday Hello everyone... <BR> <BR> One of the "eating holidays" are among us. How are you faring planning meals/or eating strategy for tomorrow? <BR> <BR> <BR> Tamika Sat, 7 Apr 2007 15:27:51 EST COME ON EVERYONE!! Starting April 15th the WALK RUN JOG Club will meet at the Clawson City park at 10AM!! <BR> <BR> We need to get this team moving and active!!! <BR> Let's participate and meet!!! <BR> <BR> See my thread on this topic that I have already posted!! We need TEAM ACTIVITY!!! <BR> <BR> For more info send me a personal email or reply to this or the other thread!!!!! LETS GET MOVING!!!! <BR> <BR> See you there! <BR> Kim Wed, 4 Apr 2007 11:06:24 EST The Walk Jog Run Club Hello everyone! <BR> I am going to start a come-as-you-are walk-jog-run club. <BR> <BR> I would like to start on Sunday April 15th at 10AM, and would like to meet every Sunday at 10AM until 11AM at the Clawson City Park cross country track. Its a woodchipped track that goes around the perimeter of the park. <BR> <BR> Basically it will be very informal. Show up, run, walk, jog, and meet other members. Come every week or once a month, it doesnt matter. I will more than likely be there eve... Mon, 19 Mar 2007 11:11:02 EST ARE YOU GUYS STILL MEETING ?????? I was reading the post about meeting once a month and I think that it is a wonderful ideal. Where is everyone, and why haven't you guys updated the meeting info. Come on guys let's do this. I think that meeting in person would be great for us. So did you do it? Was it sucessful? Or did anyone show up? <BR> Curious and Interested, Monica Sat, 10 Mar 2007 12:11:53 EST New to the Group Good evening everyone. I have been using Spark for the past three weeks and it is absolutel fabulous. I am trying to stay consistent with my weight loss habits, making them second nature after while. I was born and raised in Detroit and wanted to join a team that is local to me. Anyhow....Good luck to you all. <em>242</em> Thu, 8 Mar 2007 21:49:52 EST Just 4 Today I believe that many times goals are more attainable when we set them as being short term. If we can make it through one day, then we can do another and another, etc. <BR> <BR> Therefore, I am creating this thread for us to note a goal (or goals) which we set for ourselves to acheive ONE DAY AT A TIME!!!! Mon, 19 Feb 2007 12:01:13 EST New Member Hi all! My name is Carmen. I'm from tha D!!!!!! Anyway, I lived in Detroit from birth til I was around 12 years old. I used to live on Sussex street, which is off Joy road and Greenfield. Then, I moved to Southfield- 10mile/lahser area. Then, I got married and moved to Roseville- Gratiot and 696. Another move, to warren- 13 and schoenherr. Finally, I am back here in Southfield, on the border of Farmington Hills near the Star Theatre. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I have a 1 year old daughter w... Tue, 13 Feb 2007 23:39:08 EST So many members, so few posters?!? I don't get it... this team seems like it really should be totally active, but it's been dead since early last month..... Is anyone out there in the big D?? Thu, 8 Feb 2007 15:14:39 EST new at this.. Hello, I live in the st.clair shores area. Im 24yrs old and want to lose about 70lbs. I have joined a few other groups but I liked the sound of meeting with a group of people who have the same goal at heart as me. I hope that I can be a active part of your group and give whatever support I can. Sat, 6 Jan 2007 01:00:47 EST Help! I lost my will power in Chicago!!!!! Hello All! Were the holiday's a bust for anyone else? We went to see my in-law's in Chicago and I totally fell off my program! It wasn't that I ate alot, it's just that everything I ate was awful! I've been too upset with myself to get back on the scale. Anyone else have a rough time? How do you reign yourself back in? <BR> <BR> Have an awesome day! <BR> Debi Wed, 27 Dec 2006 06:55:19 EST Meet N Greet January 2007 - <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> Date: SUNDAY January 28th <BR> Time: 2pm <BR> Location: Mongolian BBQ 310 S Main St <BR> Royal Oak, MI 48067 (248) 398-7755 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> At this meeting, we can discuss our next location and make sure these arrangements will work for everyone! <BR> <BR> Check your calendar, and RSVP when you are sure you can attend. <BR> <BR> Table reservations will be made one week in advance. <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 Dec 2006 18:58:33 EST Message From Administrator - Need assitance please First, my deepest apologies for not giving this team the attention you deserve. It seems that I started this and then fell off, concentrating on other groups and teams. <BR> <BR> After watching the season finale of the Biggest Loser again and again, my motivation returned. I was looking at all the support the contestants provided to one another, and thought, I would love to have that LOCALLY. <BR> <BR> So here I am once again and WELCOME to everyone who is member! <BR> <BR> My inital... Mon, 18 Dec 2006 09:56:53 EST Hello I just joined your team and wish you all the best of luck over the holidays. I recently moved to this area and am happy that there are others around who are also working hard to become healthier. Keep to your goals this weekend! Fri, 15 Dec 2006 14:58:16 EST IS THERE A TEAM OUT THERE?? Hello everyone since I joined I have not recieved one hello, welcome to the team or anything for that matter. I joined because I thought it would be nice to chat with other Detriot women. If you are out there Savvy gives a big shout out to you. <BR> Savvy <em>88</em> Sat, 9 Dec 2006 16:00:41 EST Canadian living in Michigan Hi my name is Savannah I moved to St.Clair Shores this summer. Don't know a lot of people here and would like to get in touch with other spark members from around here. I,m a stay at home mom and although my day is busy I still get bored. I would love to find a group of other women who would like to get together for group walks. I know it's cold and damp and most of us don't want to go out in this weather but this is when I gain the most weight, by using the weather as an excuse to not go out... Sat, 21 Oct 2006 13:30:26 EST Here we are again, a weekend! I love weekends. Sleeping in, relaxing, spending time with the family, but this is where I get scared of going down the wrong path with eating and excercise. Mostly the eating. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Tonight we went to Sizzlin' Sticks in Northville. I love this place because you can make your own stirfry and put in the amount of oils and sauces that you want. You are in total control of it. It tastes so yummy too. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> We leave for Niagara Falls on Sunday, so I rea... Fri, 18 Aug 2006 20:33:14 EST Weekends are killers! Okay, so this weekend was another bad one for me. I try so hard, but it always seems to be bad come Monday morning when I weigh myself. I am up 1 lb. this week from last. I ate pizza as we ended up in a plumbing nightmare in our house and of course, it was quick and easy to just order pizza. I did get salad with it, but the 3 small pieces of cheese with mushrooms and green peppers turned out to be bad. <BR> <BR> Do weekends kill you too? What can we do to keep ourselves straight? What ... Mon, 7 Aug 2006 11:25:10 EST We need Each Other for Motivation! Okay, Detroit Divas, I found this group and thought I would be getting some good motivation and friendships going, but it has been extremely quiet out there. I know it is summer and people are away from their computers, but c'mon, we all need to work together to get to our goals. <BR> <BR> What is everyone doing for motivation? Excercise in this heat? Eating? <BR> <BR> I am using Spark for all it is worth and am really getting into the sparkpoints for motivation. Mommysalami is always be... Wed, 2 Aug 2006 12:35:12 EST General Forum Hello Friends! <BR> <BR> We have a new member IRISHLACED. WELCOME!!! <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 29 Jul 2006 09:21:06 EST Labor Day Losers Well here it is, the beginning of yet another month. Do you wonder where you will be on August 1st? Are you going to make the best of this month? <BR> <BR> Its 9 weeks until Labor Day. Why not challenge yourself. Think of how you want things to be on Labor day. Added strength? Lower sugar or cholesterol? Certain amount of pounds or BF lost? <BR> <BR> These 9 weeks are going to pass us up. Please make the best of them! <BR> <BR> Hugs Mon, 3 Jul 2006 10:40:59 EST Where is everyone?? Hey there.. <BR> <BR> Where is everyone?? I've been back several times -- and I must admit that I have been shy and haven't left a message .. Now I am .. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing?? Staying strong and seeing progress?? <BR> <BR> Come on girls.. TALK!!! LOL Tue, 27 Jun 2006 11:03:27 EST Detroit Area Diva's Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "Detroit Area Diva's" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> Community message board with hopes of monthly meetings for lunch, or other outings. Tue, 18 Apr 2006 10:55:45 EST