SparkPeople SparkDetroit - The Official Team Team Messageboard SparkDetroit - The Official Team needs YOU! Our goal is to become fit, healthy and as positive as we can be as we support each other on our journey to wellness! COME JOIN US! SparkPeople SparkDetroit - The Official Team Team Messageboard Share Your Story This forum exists to provide a space to hear your story and inspire us to live better, healthier lifestyles. Pics are welcome! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:00:03 EST Need a Buddy? <BR> <BR> So you've decided to put your health first and start working out. You joined a gym, bought new workout clothes and compiled a bunch of playlists to pass the time on the treadmill. Well done! But something — or perhaps someone — is missing. Most activities are more fun with a friend, so why not reap the benefits of a workout buddy? Fitness Magazine, Shape and Men's Fitness offer plenty of positives you can gain from having a rep-counting partner. Here are seven of them. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 26 Aug 2019 12:27:57 EST Family Fun - Keep It Moving! You just might find the cure for the winter doldrums is around the corner at a cultural institution, in the pages of a new cookbook or on a massage table where you’ll forget the cold ever came knocking. <BR> <BR> So get a jumpstart on a fun and productive 2019! Click on the link below and get started with family fun that keeps you moving! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>mily-fun/family-activities/family-fun-<BR>things-to-do-in-january-in-metro-detro<BR... Tue, 1 Jan 2019 21:08:59 EST Free Stuff! <BR> Nothing beats FREE! Click on the link, you might find something good! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>o-do-in-detroit/ </link> Tue, 1 Jan 2019 20:58:11 EST Stuff for Seniors RESOURCES &amp; INFORMATION: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Area Agency on Aging (1B) SE Michigan counties except Wayne County. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 1 Jan 2019 20:51:57 EST TIME TO RELAX: Music, Nature, Water, Rain, Etc.. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Click on the link below, do you and ENJOY! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 1 Jan 2019 20:37:27 EST Winter Activities Howdy! If you know of any great winter activities going on in the Metro Detroit area please share them here. Wear your tracker and remember if you're moving you're on the right track! Strive for at least 30 minutes of activity a day and post your activity. Tue, 1 Jan 2019 18:57:29 EST GOAL SETTING Achieving Your Goals: <BR> <BR> Everybody has things they'd like to achieve in life. Setting goals and achieving them not only gets things done, but can also build self-esteem, happiness, and a sense of well-being. This is more likely to happen if your goals are realistic. Realistic goals are also more motivating than those that set the bar too high. <BR> <BR> Make a plan. Once you've settled on an realistic goal, your first step is to create a detailed plan for achieving it. <BR> <BR> Th... Tue, 1 Jan 2019 18:43:02 EST WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! <img src=""> Tue, 1 Jan 2019 18:27:36 EST Realistic Weight Loss Goals <BR> Depending on your weight, 5 percent of your current weight may be a realistic goal. Even this level of weight loss can help lower your risk for chronic health problems, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. If you're 180 pounds (82 kilograms), that's 9 pounds (4 kilograms). <BR> <BR> If your goal is to lose 50 pounds, realistically, you should aim to lose no more than 1.5 pounds a week. This means about 6 pounds per month and an overall timeframe of approximately 8 months. That mi... Tue, 1 Jan 2019 17:51:23 EST Feeling Good - Looking Good! <BR> Look as good on the outside as your healthy lifestyle has made you feel on the inside! Share beauty, style, and fashion tips to look and feel your best from head to toe. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 1 Jan 2019 17:23:04 EST Pic Share Got a great pic? Share it here! Sat, 13 Oct 2018 20:45:22 EST Stress Less During the Holiday Season We're entering the holiday season and whew!...the stress level is going to start rising! hare your suggestions for stressing less during this holiday season. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 13 Oct 2018 20:27:51 EST Fall Activities Howdy! If you know of any great fall activities going on in the Metro Detroit area please share them here. Wear your tracker and remember if you're moving you're on the right track! Strive for at least 30 minutes of activity a day and post your activity. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 20:20:45 EST TIMETO RELAX: Music, Nature, Water, Rain, Etc... <BR> Click on the link below for 8 YES 8 hours of relaxing music...ENJOY! <em>414</em> <BR> <BR> Vyanah Music for Relaxation <BR> <BR> <BR> 8 HOURS Relaxing Music For Deep Meditation. Relax your mind and body during this background calming instrumental composition. Use it for Zen meditation, Reiki, Yoga, spa, sleep, massage and study in background. <link> </link> Tue, 24 Jul 2018 20:41:54 EST Make Us Laugh! <img src=""> Tue, 24 Jul 2018 20:05:56 EST GAME TIME!... Last letter starts the next word Here's an easy and fun game to play. I'll start with a word -- next reply makes another word using the last letter of the word I left. <BR> <BR> Example: "Heart" (ends with an "t") <BR> Next to reply could be "Thought" (starts with an "t") <BR> and it keeps going -- keep the mind going and active -- that's all part of overall health and fun at the same time! <BR> <BR> I'll start with: Health <BR> (Next member start your word with "h") <BR> <BR> Have Fun! <em>334</em> Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:55:39 EST Share a Recipe... Yep...lots of great recipes are available on SP. Do you have one of your own you would like to share? Maybe something you modified? SHARE!...A pic would be nice too! <img src=""> Sat, 2 Dec 2017 18:09:20 EST KUDOS TO YOU! Your SparkTeam Family would like to wish you a Happy Birthday, Anniversary, any special day, event or accomplishment here! C'mon SHARE! <img src=""> Sat, 2 Dec 2017 18:02:52 EST Participation Is Key! <img src=""> Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:48:57 EST FREE!...Daily Family Fun! Click on this link for a list of FREE, safe, daily family fun! A bunch of nice ways to enjoy being active with you family and add steps to your fitness tracker! <link> </link> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to ease into getting active if you have been sedentary. GET STEPPIN'! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:40:56 EST Holiday Parades in SE Michigan! - Walking Fun <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Great family fun! Strap on those fitness trackers and check out the parades yet to come to Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Tis the season to stay fit and have fun and it's FREE! <BR> <BR> For more on the above link! Sat, 2 Dec 2017 17:28:38 EST Steps... Halloween Fun! <BR> <BR> Rack up those steps and have fun too! Check out this link! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> nt/6435765-wayne-county-parks-hallowee n-festival?location=48067-royal-oak&amp;am p;sections=all&amp;date=today </link> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:08:36 EST Try This... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Click on the "CHALLENGES" tab and take a peek at the Fit Food Challenge...DON'T FORGET <BR> TO KEEP US POSTED! Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:10:03 EST VISIT THE CHALLENGES PAGE... Sure...add just one more thing to your day...we need that right/ Yep you sure do! Don't think of a "habit" as a bad thing! Did you know if most people can do something repetitively for 30 days, with missing a day, it's easier for that thing to become a habit? Heck...a habit is defined as: a settled or regular tendency or practice Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:55:50 EST "Find 10" Challenge This is <em>250</em> Click on the "Challenges" tab and review the "Find 10" Challenge! <BR> See if you can squeeze at least 10 minutes of activity/exercise in a day. Good Luck and keep us posted on your progress! Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:44:33 EST CBS Best Weekend Activities For Seniors in Detroit Click on this link and have fun! Don't forget the Fit Bit or Pedometers! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For more info, click on this link: <link> </link> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:23:53 EST Biking Trail Are you in to mountain biking, road biking, walking, hiking or trail running? Try Harrison Township Freedom Path in Sterling Heights! <BR> <BR> This park/path is great for all skill levels. One of the awesome features is a river and the fact that you can take you dog as a work out buddy as long as your fur baby is on a leash. The path is 9.6 mile long with moderate traffic. <BR> <BR> For more info, please visit: <link> </link> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:16:32 EST Walking Trails Hey! Check this out! <BR> <BR> Want to get in a good leisurely walk? Try the Novi North Park (Tree Farm) Trail. This trail has been rated "Easy" and takes you on a 7.6 mile walk with moderate traffic and features a soothing lake. <BR> <BR> : <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For more information, visit: <link> </link> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:02:57 EST Senior Stuff! Know something that's beneficial and budget friendly for seniors? PLEASE SHARE! Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:47:29 EST What's Going On Where You Live? Please share notable events going on in other communities! Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:45:11 EST ......ONE MORE THING! Anything else to add? Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:42:08 EST ATTENTION: Winter Marathone rs...This is for YOU! Brave enough to run a winter marathon? VISIT: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> UPCOMING: Saturday January 28 - Freemont Frostbite 5K and 10K Marathon. Click on the above link for details! Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:38:13 EST Spend The Day Walking! <em>311</em> <em>313</em> <em>342</em> <link> </link> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:22:27 EST GET TA STEPPIN'!! !...Things To Do This Weekend... Need something to get it in gear? Click on <link> </link> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:10:25 EST 30 Day Small Changes Challenge <em>381</em> Click on the "CHALLENGES" tab at the top of this page and join in! Keep us posted on your progress! REMEMBER...One day at a time! <em>334</em> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:48:06 EST JANUARY 2017: 28 - Day Home Workout Challenge This is our Team Challenge for January! C'mon...give it a try! Take the plunge! For more AWESOME choices, click on the "CHALLENGES" tab on the top of this page! REMEMBER... <BR> ALWAYS FORWARD! <em>593</em> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:42:26 EST WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND? Thoughts? SHARE... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:31:17 EST POST YOUR PROGRESS PICS HERE...... We want to cheer you on...share your progress pics here! <em>306</em> <em>243</em> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:28:45 EST What Are YOU Doing To Motivate Yourself /Others? C'mon!...Got tips? <em>593</em> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:24:14 EST Zoo Boo! - 10/7 - 10/23/2016 The Detroit Zoo <BR> 8450 W 10 Mile Rd <BR> Royal Oak, MI 48067 <BR> <BR> For more info please visit: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> or Wed, 7 Sep 2016 15:14:10 EST Weekend in the Country! 09/23 - 09/24/2016 The Karl Richter Center <BR> 920 Baird Street <BR> Holly, MI 48442 <BR> <BR> A fun spirited vintage market! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For more info please visit: <link> </link> Wed, 7 Sep 2016 15:05:14 EST Art & Architecture Walking Tour 9/30 - 12/9/2016 9/30 - 12/09/2016 <BR> FREE!!! <BR> For more info please visit: <link>www.detroitexperiencefactory.orf </link> <BR> <BR> Get out and about! don't forget your fitness tracker! Wed, 7 Sep 2016 14:55:02 EST Wyandotte Street Fair - July 13-16 Downtown Wyandotte (Biddle Ave) ! PLENTY OF WALKING! <em>342</em> <link> </link> Tue, 5 Jul 2016 15:23:02 EST 57th Ann Arbor Street Fair - July 21-24 U of M Central Campus in Ann Arbor! <link> </link> Tue, 5 Jul 2016 15:19:56 EST Progressive Art Jam - Thursday July14 Detroit Artist Collective! Walk it or ride it! Talking Dolls and Live Coal Gallery! VISIT: <link> </link> Tue, 5 Jul 2016 15:16:51 EST Miles for Mankind 10K/5K/1M 7/23/2016 <BR> <BR> Visit: <link> </link> Wed, 8 Jun 2016 15:04:53 EST Downriver Senior Olympics - 2016 Hosted by: <BR> <BR> City of Wyandotte <BR> 2306 Fourth Street <BR> Wyandotte, MI 48192 <BR> <BR> For info please call (734) 324-7275 <BR> <BR> Participants must be at least 50 years old and live in Wayne County <BR> <BR> Must be registered by June 30, 2016 No late or on site registrations will be accepted. <BR> <BR> VISIT: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> event will be held July 25-29, 2016! Wed, 8 Jun 2016 15:00:35 EST What do you think of buffets? Chime in! <img src=""> Wed, 8 Jun 2016 14:14:28 EST July Challenge - DIABETES WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE YOURSELF!!! Visit the Official SparkPeople Challenges by clicking on the "COMMUNITY" tab then click on "Challenge Central" and GET STARTED!!!...TODAY!!! <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>194</em> <em>551</em> <em>190</em> Wed, 8 Jun 2016 14:09:01 EST June Challenge - JUMPSTART YOUR WORKOUT! Click on the "COMMUNITY" tab then click on "Challenge Central" and explore how to Get MOTIVATED!!!...REACH NEW GOALS!!!...CHALLENGE YOURSELF!!! <BR> <BR> May I suggest the 30 Day Jumpstart Your Workout Challenge?....Now scoot and get started!!! GOOD LUCK!!! <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> <em>334</em> Wed, 8 Jun 2016 13:59:18 EST Color Me Exztraordinary 5K Novelty Run 6/25/2016 - Auburn Hill, MI <BR> <BR> For more info/registration visit: <link> </link> Wed, 8 Jun 2016 13:45:58 EST Get Healthy Now 5K Run/Walk 6/18/2016 - Lansing, MI <BR> <BR> For more info/registration visit: <link> </link> Wed, 8 Jun 2016 13:41:48 EST Out & About Autism 5K Run/Walk 6/18/2016 - Shelby, MI <BR> <BR> Visit: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> More info and registration Wed, 8 Jun 2016 13:38:17 EST Who do you admire and why? <img src=""> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 16:10:18 EST Things YOU would do differently.... <img src=""> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 16:06:40 EST Things YOU would do differently.... <img src=""> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 16:06:08 EST OPEN FORUM - If you're thinking it...SAY IT! <img src=""> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 15:36:15 EST MOTIVATION! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What motivates you? How do YOU motivate others? Wed, 1 Jun 2016 15:32:25 EST Hello Everyone Nice to meet everyone and Im glad to join the group. Im looking for someone to walk and jog with me at Butzel Family Center on Lyndon in Detroit maybe 1 or 2 days a week. When it gets warm, up at Mumford High School track on Wyoming. Let me know and everyone keep up the spark. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:02:41 EST January - Realistic Resolutions Challenge Go to the "Community" tab and click on "Challenge Central" check out the Realistic Resolutions Challenge. Now is a great time to get goining......a day at a time. Good luck! <em>381</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2016 13:29:12 EST Has SparkPeople helped you get/stay on track? Tell the truth! In what way have you found SparkPeople helpful in getting you on the track to a healthier lifestyle? Me......I REALLY miss the dwily journal option that was available. It really makes a difference when you write your thoughts down. I still do it on my tablet notes! Fri, 1 Jan 2016 13:14:27 EST Now that it's over! Got any tips on how to readjust AFTER this insane holiday season? Fri, 1 Jan 2016 13:07:56 EST TO MAKE OR NOT MAKE RESOLUTIONS IS THE ? How do you feel about making the often broken new year's resolutions? Have or will you make any? How likely are you to keep them? If you have wny tip or stories about resolutions gone wild...please share! Fri, 1 Jan 2016 13:03:57 EST RESOLUTI NS....To make or not to make What do you think about "New Year Resolutions" overall? Do you make any? Do you or have you kept any from 2015? If so, please share any tip you have on why to make, how to keep, or why you shouldn't bother to make resolutions. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 12:08:54 EST Do you have any pets? What are their names? Random conversation starter...... Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:12:55 EST What is your favorite way to waste time? Random conversation starter...... Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:11:53 EST Who is your favorite entertainer? Random conversation starter...... Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:10:50 EST What is something you are obsessed with? ......anything at all...... Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:15:49 EST What do you do to get rid of stress? Tis the season to almost rip you hair from the roots! Share some tips on how to stress less and remain sane! <em>40</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <em>24</em> <em>29</em> <em>33</em> <em>198</em> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:13:17 EST What was the last funny video you saw? I'm sure we all sometimes need something to make us smile! Come on! Share the last funny video you watched......We wanna crack up too! <em>334</em> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:10:08 EST Encouragement Cafe' Simply offering words of encouragement!......I'll go first! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> SCHEDULE DOWNTIME! <BR> <BR> Can I tell you something? You don't always have to say "yes"...nope you sure don't! Remember to step back...take a deep breath...and give yourself the freedom to say "no". <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:56:07 EST Current Events Choose your topic of discussion. Remember to comply with Spark Community rules. Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:26:58 EST Home for the Holidays...... HAPPY HOLIDAYS! <em>446</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>499</em> <BR> <BR> Where and with whom will YOU spend this holiday season with? Be nice....LOL! <em>334</em> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:25:03 EST How are you going to get through the holidays? Happy Holidays! <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>500</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you have suggestions......any suggestions to help our Team members make it to the other side of this holiday season sane and still on point? <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:21:47 EST December Challenge - GET THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS! The holidays are challenge enough......your challenge is to make it through this holiday season and remain sane! <img src=""> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 23:25:12 EST Hudson Mills Metropark - Cross Country Skiing INFORMATION: <img src=""> <link> </link> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 23:12:49 EST Luge Track Muskegon Winter Sports Complex <BR> <BR> INFORMATION: <img src=""> <link> </link> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 23:06:58 EST Snowman Half Marathon January 24, 2016 <BR> Mount Pleasant, MI <BR> <BR> DISTANCES: 13.1K, 10K, 5K Run <BR> <BR> INFORMATION: <img src=""> <link> </link> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 22:52:27 EST WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE APP? <img src=""> Sun, 8 Nov 2015 00:46:53 EST OPEN FORUM...... We want to know what you thinking about...... <img src=""> Sun, 8 Nov 2015 00:39:34 EST NOVEMBER CHALLENGE - 30 day Small Changes Challeng Just in time for this holiday season! Straight from SparkPeople Challenge Central which is located under the "Community" tab! C'mon!......WE can do this! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 8 Nov 2015 00:21:21 EST Encouraging Words...... <img src=""> Sun, 8 Nov 2015 00:01:11 EST Bet I Can Make You Smile! :) <img src=""> Sat, 7 Nov 2015 23:56:08 EST Quote of the Day...... <img src=""> Sat, 7 Nov 2015 23:52:00 EST What is your last hurrah before school starts? Well it getting close to that time...where did the summer, or lack there of...where did the summer go? So the little people will be heading back to school...share that last hurrah! <em>213</em> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 13:13:52 EST Volunteer - Detroit Free Press Marathon Sooo...If you're just not ready to run....Feel the excitement of what goes on during a marathon! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <em>363</em> Thu, 6 Aug 2015 15:30:03 EST Detroit Free Press Marsthon Detroit Free Press Marathon <BR> October 17-18, 2015 <BR> <BR> Choose from: <BR> <BR> Marathon <BR> Half-Marathon <BR> Relay <BR> 5K <BR> Kid Run <BR> <BR> **International Registration deadline: August 26, 2015 <BR> <BR> **Domestic Deadline: October 12, 2015 <BR> <BR> For more info, please visit <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 6 Aug 2015 15:23:20 EST JUNE - July Challenge ...STRESS LESS! Stress symptoms may be affecting your life...If you're not sure that the symptoms you may be having are stress related, CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR! Come on now!... if your can was just not running would fix it...if you feel that YOU aren't "running right" make an appointment... <BR> <BR> Common effects of stress... <BR> <BR> ON YOUR BODY: <BR> Headache <BR> Sleep issues <BR> Upset stomach <BR> Fatigue <BR> Muscle tension/pain <BR> Changes in drive <BR> Chest pain <BR> <BR> ***IF ... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:50:14 EST Crusin' Downriver Crusin' down Fort Street through Lincoln Park, Southgate and Wyandotte! Join thousands of car buffs and imagine your dream car on June 27th! <BR> <BR> START YOUR ENGINES!!!!!!! <em>36</em> Mon, 1 Jun 2015 21:38:23 EST What's FUN, FREE, or FASCINATING! Time for hot fun in the summertime! If you know of activities or events that are fun, free, almost free and fascinating....please post here! If you have a link post that too! Mon, 1 Jun 2015 20:34:54 EST FREE - 27th Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival The 27 annual festival is May 17 at Grand Haven State Park beach in western MI..and the reason why it's held here is because the area has prevailing westerly winds, and the wind on the coast tends to be smooth and consistent. Soooo...GO FLY A KITE!...It should be great last minute fun!......and......NOTHING BEATS FUN 'n FREE! <BR> <BR> For more info call: 866-428-2335 <em>334</em> Fri, 15 May 2015 09:18:19 EST FREE! - 1 Mile Fun Run May 25, 2015 at Grosse Ile High School! <BR> <BR> Memorial Day 5K & 8K Run! It should be fun!!! <BR> <BR> Online registration at: <link> </link> or you can regidter in person at Total Runner through May 23. For more info call (734) 282-1101 <em>386</em> <em>364</em> Fri, 15 May 2015 08:58:27 EST UPCOMING MARATHON Detroit Free Press Marathon! <BR> October 17-18, 2015 <BR> <BR> For more info or to register, click on: <link> </link> <em>306</em> Fri, 15 May 2015 08:52:49 EST March for Babies March of Dimes Walk Hello team. I'd like to invite you to come walk with me on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. for the March of Dimes March for Babies. I am walking with the City of Detroit Human Resources team but so far I seem to be the only one in HR whose willing to represent. If you'd like to walk or make a donation please got to the link below to help the Babies. I'd love to see you there. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:34:57 EST Mental Health Care Symposium Mental Health Care Symposium <BR> "What Families Can Do" <BR> Saturday, May 2, 2015 &#9679; 9:00 am -1:00 pm <BR> <BR> WWCD - Downriver Campus <BR> 21000 Northline Rd <BR> Taylor, MI 48180 <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Workshops on: <BR> <BR> &#9679;Bipolar <BR> &#9679;Anxiety <BR> &#9679;Depression <BR> &#9679;Post-traumatic Stress Disorder <BR> <BR> This symposium s designed for family members, care givers, support persons and patients with mental health conditio... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:00:50 EST Gettin started! Hi everyone! I'm so glad I found this site. I used a similar site from Jillian Michaels last year and had great success. I think logging my food and exercise is the best way to keep on track. I was able to get rid of my baby weight both times within about 6 months- the first time was pretty easy. The second time I had to work a bit harder. But my problem is that everything else in my life has been flipped upside down and I gained the weight back, feel terrible, and haven't been able to get my... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:41:08 EST Hello, Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Marquita and I'm from Detroit. I'm new to posting in the group. I would love to meet with ppl or fitness pal. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:53:42 EST U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers' Chorus This should be a great concert! They will be performing Sousa marches, jazz classics and Broadway musicals! <BR> <BR> Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm <BR> <BR> Wayne County Community College - Taylor Campus <BR> 21000 Northline Rd <BR> Taylor, MI. 48180 <BR> <BR> (734) 374-3200 <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:02:24 EST Java & Jazz Free concert series at Detroit Main Library starting 3/17....GREAT TIME TO GET TUNED UP FOR THE SPRING STROLLS! (Event is indoors too!) Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:05:16 EST FREE: Family 2nd Sunday... Wright Museum! Bring the whole family to FREE SECOND SUNDAY! Enjoy the many exhibits on display as well as engaging programming for the entire family! <BR> <BR> VISIT: <BR> <BR> Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History <BR> 315 E Warren Ave <BR> Detroit, MI 48202 <BR> <BR> *This event excludes guided tour groups. For more information please visi: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:01:50 EST FREE!!!... .Cranbrook Institute of Science...MARCH Free admission to Cranbrook Institute of Science after 5pm the first Friday of every month until June 2015! <BR> <BR> Discover the world of natural science and experience interactive exhibits too! <BR> <BR> Cranbrook Institute of Science <BR> 39221 Woodward Ave <BR> Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303 <BR> <BR> FRIDAY: 10 am - 10 pm Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:52:07 EST This is sooooo random!...... Baking sheet, cookie sheet, whatever you want to call it, can be used for so many things... <BR> other than baking. Like what you ask?...WELL...go ahead!...ASK!...You know you want to know what! Okay!...Okay! Keeping stuff warm! Just tuck a heating pad under it and set it on medium or high, and a baking/cookie sheet can double as a warming tray to keep foods warm until they are ready to eat. Drape a clean dish towel or some aluminum foil over it and that helps contain the heat AND it doe... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:21:28 EST MARCH - APRIL CHALLENG E!...Get Fit as a Family! Hey this should be great! on "Community"...then click on "Challenge Central"... <BR> oh boy are there some good ones! Hmmmm...I'm thinking for March and April we should get our families involved in wellness too! Lets ALL join SparkPeople's Official Healthy Family Makeover <BR> Challenge! Just in time for Spring! <em>244</em> <em>381</em> Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:46:48 EST FEBRUARY - MARCH CHALLENGE ...30-DAY WALKABOUT Please join me in the SparkPeople 30-Day Walkabout Challenge. This is a progressive walking program that's suitable for everyone! By joining the challenge, you'll receive a 30-day walking plan, strength-training routine and daily challenges too! <BR> <BR> Go to the SparkPeople Challenges and JOIN TODAY! <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:18:28 EST Where do you work out? Just curious where everyone lives and where you work out. I'm debating on whether or not I should join a fitness center again. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:20:11 EST Shades of Pink Walk at the Zoo Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm involved with a group called the Shades of Pink Foundation. They're local to metro Detroit and they provide financial assistance to women going through breast cancer. They help with things like mortgage/rent payments, car payments, groceries, child care, etc. I had breast cancer two years ago and they helped me, so now that I'm all better, I'm giving back. <BR> <BR> Shades of Pink's big annual fundraiser is their walk at the Detroit Zoo. This year, the walk is on A... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:15:58 EST Greetings Greetings to all - I am taking this weight loss journey one day at a time - I pray God will give me the strength to continue this challenge until I see much needed results!!! Sun, 4 Jan 2015 12:58:34 EST Hello I'm new here :) Hello my Name is Kristina 36 yearold single Mom looking for friends and workout buddies in or near Detroit I need to lose about 30lbs Fri, 5 Dec 2014 12:03:21 EST FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS! Check/visit any CVS or Henry Ford Hospital or Henry Ford Medical Center! <BR> VISIT: <link> </link> or <link> </link> <BR> <BR> NEW YEAR! NEW YOU! <em>244</em> Tue, 2 Dec 2014 15:37:13 EST DECEMBER - Get Fit Before U Feast Continues! Continue to be mindful as you feast with Family & Friends during this holiday season! HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL! <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>499</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> Stay sensible, stay safe and give......and take plenty of <em>247</em> <em>334</em> Tue, 2 Dec 2014 14:31:44 EST NOVEMBER - Get Fit Before You Feast! Visit the Official SparkPeople Challenge page and join in! you can search: Get Fit Before You Feast: A November Challenge! Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:51:13 EST WALKING BUDDIES I'm looking for someone to walk and/or bike (weather permitting) with on Saturday mornings at the Detroit RiverWalk & Dequindre Cut in Downtown Detroit. I normally walk between 3.5 - 7 miles or bike about 13 miles (I include Belle Isle when biking). Please let me know if you can participate. The more the merrier! <BR> <em>331</em> <em>364</em> <em>365</em> <em>331</em> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 13:40:03 EST DEMENTIA 101 Monday, October 20 at 6:00 pm <BR> <BR> VISIT: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 08:26:18 EST Walk to STOP Diabetes - 4K Fun Run! Saturday, October 11 at 8:00 am! <BR> <BR> Visit: <link> </link> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 08:22:04 EST COMMITMENT DAY 5K -DETROIT 2015 January 1, 2015 (Thursday) in Farmington <BR> <BR> VISIT: <link> </link> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 08:14:38 EST HAPPENING THIS WEEK...... What's going on where you live? Anything interesting and fun! Fri, 3 Oct 2014 07:49:42 EST OCTOBER CHALLENGE!. .....Random acts of kindness! Do you believe in paying it forward? random acts of kindness? <em>250</em> Now... <BR> do a good deed and share it with us! Remember......Every kind act counts!.....even greeting a stranger. Now scoot!......get busy being you! Have an <em>345</em> month!....HUGS! <BR> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 07:39:33 EST Did you huddle today? <em>224</em> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:40:22 EST Labor Day Everyone have an awesome relaxing Labor Day weekend. Don't party too hard, don't eat too much. <em>409</em> <em>191</em> <em>224</em> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:16:13 EST Hi I don't know if this is the way to introduce myself to the SparkDetroit group, but thought I would try it - figure nothing lost, nothing gained (and isn't that appropriate to losing weight). I relocated to this wonderful city within the past year with the hope of making a difference and contributing my time, talent, and energy to the rebirth of the city. I realize that I must also devote some time and energy to my own health and wellness and a large part of that, because I am large, is losing... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:40:05 EST CURRENT EVENTS...... Your opinion, views, interpretation, thoughts, feelings on any current events. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:18:09 EST It is what it is....... ............just that............ Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:13:44 EST AUGUST CHALLENGE - CONSISTE NCY!!!!! You know that part of what makes SparkPeople work is CONSISTENCY!..... <BR> <BR> I purposely waited until the month was halfway over to challenge YOU to CONSISTENTLY TRACK YOUR PROGRESS!......TRACK YOUR NUTRITION! ......TRACK YOUR WATER!......TRACK <BR> YOUR EXERCISE! Thirty days of any thing can wear on you! Baby steps lead to GREAT STRIDES!!!!. <BR> <BR> YOU'RE DOING <em>250</em> TRACKING STEPS <em>244</em> KEEP UP THE <em>345</em> JOB! <BR> <BR> NOW......TRACK!...TRACK!......TRACK... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:21:16 EST WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF?...... Forget about what others think about you!......WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT YOU? Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:04:38 EST YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY TICKS ME OFF!!¿&#97 34;|¤¡#!@ DROP YOUR EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE HERE!!!!! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Who knows....YOU just might get some advice you can use! The important thing is....YOU DON'T HAVE TO CARRY IT AROUND WITH YOU!!!!! That is extra weight you can get rid of right now!!......TODAY!!!! <BR> <BR> REMEMBER!!! <em>52</em> ......appropriate expressions <em>290</em> ......AND ONE MORE THING...... <em>40</em> <em>2</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <em>29</em> <em>28</em> <em>33</em> <em>198</em> ... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:49:03 EST HELLO Hi my name is Nasr I have had weight problems for most of my life and I am sick of it. I am sick of being in the same place. I am happy with my life and now I want to be able to enjoy it. Any advise or tips on weight loss will be much appreciated. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:59:02 EST I Would Like To See...... Simple...things you would liked to see in life, on the Team, in the world, in your community, in your home, with yourself/family, etc...... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 22:56:50 EST JULY CHALLENGE - BE A MOTIVATOR! Some of our Team members have been struggling with motivation know that slump we all have hit a time of few? This month the challenge is to choose, randomly or intentionally, a member each day and offer an encouraging word via SparkMail, SparkPage, and/or this thread. We could all benefit from an encouraging scoot! Get started! Don't forget one a day and emoticons are okay too! Fri, 4 Jul 2014 22:21:03 EST New To the Team Hello, <BR> <BR> I just joined I am in Detroit, so please let me know if there are any activities in the area. I am looking forward to losing 110 pounds! Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:13:57 EST SPOT ON - THE COLOR RUN 5K The Color Run may be the gaudiest race you compete in all year! <BR> <BR> July 12, 2014 in Lansing <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:17:46 EST WARRIOR DASH Looking for something hard core? The Warrior Dash and its muddy obstacle course are for you if you like getting down and dirty! <BR> <BR> July 26-27 in Mt. Morris <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:12:58 EST Happy Fathers Day! To every father, grandfather, uncle, godfather and stepfather, as well as any man who steps up and mentors young men and play a key role in a young lady's life, Happy Fathers Day to you. You are appreciated and needed. <em>41</em> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:34:50 EST Struggling with Motvation Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am starting of this week struggling with my inherent short- term goals. I ate all of the wrong things yesterday and today I feel so guilty right now but I know that it was just one day and I will do a lot better today and on the days to come. I was feeling a little isolated yesterday and reverted to some of my old ways. <BR> <BR> I didn't exercise this morning- Sunday's are usually my day off. I woke up late its kind of rainy outside, but I wanted to reach out ... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 12:58:42 EST JUNE CHALLENGE. .....STRESS LESS! Take a moment......inhale...good air and good thoughts in...count to 10....exhale...bad air and bad thoughts out...... <BR> <BR> about what triggers stress in your life...person, place, or thing...and ask I really need this crap? Does any of these stressors kill your positive vibes? <BR> If it does, for the next 4 weeks work on getting rid of it! STOP PROCRASTINATING! It is up to YOU to DECLUTTER! PRIORITIZE. ..ORGANIZE and FOCUS on DOING YOU! You can ... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 23:09:59 EST 30 Day Challenge I came across a 30 day Ab Challenge that I started today. To hold myself accountable I decided to post this here so everyone can see my progress. If anyone wants to join me you are more than welcome. <BR> <BR> The sit ups and crunches are easily tracked in the fitness tracker. <BR> For the leg raises track them as the "lying down double leg raise" <BR> For the planks you will have to track them as 1 minute until they become over 1 minute then track appropriately. <BR> <BR> Day 01: 15 sit... Tue, 27 May 2014 20:12:59 EST WHAT'S GOING ON IN YOUR COMMUNITY? Post here for specific activities/happenings/goings on in the community where you live, work, or just want to share! Maybe we want in on it! Mon, 5 May 2014 18:24:49 EST UPCOMING WALKS & RUNS For upcoming walks and runs...and there's tons of them so youcan choose a walk or run conducive with your training/condition calendars. Go ahead get your run /walk on! <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>57</em> <em>311</em> <em>364</em> <em>365</em> <em>366</em> <em>522</em> <em>186</em> <em>182</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> VISIT: <link> </link> Mon, 5 May 2014 17:34:17 EST SAMURAI - BEYOND THE SWORD Experience the world of the Japanese Samurai at the DIA! <BR> <BR> EXHIBIT ONGOING: NOW - JUNE 1, 2014 <BR> <BR> VISIT: <link> </link> OR <link> </link> <BR> <BR> &#9733;&#9734;&#9733;&#9734;&#9733;&#973<BR>4;GREAT FAMILY FUN!&#9733;&#9734;&#9733;&#9734;&#9733;&#9<BR>734; Mon, 5 May 2014 17:23:52 EST Eastern Market Flower Day The 48th annual Eastern Market Flower Day is upon us! Soooo....mark your calendars for May 18, 2014......7 am-5 pm! There is a market map available in Metro Times magazine. This event <BR> hosts over 200,000 visitors on 15 acres! Contribute to the beautification of your community add flowers...they always do the trick! <BR> <BR> VISIT: <link> </link> Mon, 5 May 2014 17:00:22 EST TRACK YOUR PROGRESS DAILY! Tracking is a great way to follow what you're doing. Of course there will be slips and falls, but you refer to your tracking to let you know if it's a pattern and when that pattern occurs. Adjust as needed.....get back on point! Now...TRACK!...TRACK!...TRACK! Mon, 5 May 2014 16:40:50 EST ADD MORE FRUITS & VEGETABLES! Time to amp up on the good stuff! Keep us posted! Mon, 5 May 2014 16:30:03 EST May Challenge - Lose at least 7 this month! This is a challenge for us ALL! Keep us posted on your progress! Good luck! <em>381</em> Mon, 5 May 2014 16:23:35 EST MAY CHALLENGE Hope Pam doesn't mind but I'm posting this I'm trying to help gain participation for the month of May. Pick as many of these mini challenges as you wish for May and post your progress to be held accountable: <BR> <BR> 1) Drink 8 cups of water a day and track it under team goals. <BR> 2) Complete 150 fitness minutes per week and track it under team goals. <BR> 3) Lose 3% of your weight. <BR> 4) Earn 500 fitness minutes. <BR> 5) Set your own personal goal, if none of the above sounds good. <B... Thu, 1 May 2014 09:53:52 EST If I could change one thing, it would be... I know we are all working to change our weight and image of ourself. However, iff you could change one thing about people's perception, your perception of yourself, or your circumstances, what would you change? Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:58:57 EST What Emoticon Describes YOU Today? <em>334</em> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:14 EST SPIN & WIN! How Many SparkPoints Today? 20 + 20 <em>347</em> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:57:22 EST SSPIN & WIN! How Many SparkPoints Today? 20 + 20 <em>347</em> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:55:07 EST How Many SparkPoints Did You Get Today? 29 <em>347</em> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:35:02 EST Cheat day? I am curious to know if anyone else has a cheat, binge, or blow out day (what ever you want to call it). <BR> <BR> My weigh in is on Sunday's and I use it to eat almost what ever I want. My mother in law cooks and it is quite unhealthy. I still track my nutrition but I eat what ever I feel like. <BR> <BR> Anyone else? Sat, 5 Apr 2014 10:46:49 EST MEET & GREET! Anyone interested in arranging and/or participating in Team Meet & Greets chime in here. What do you think about having a up to four members that are.......ummmmmm...Social Activity Coordinators? I'm willing to bet we are a group of fabulously nice folks that would benefit greatly from live social interactions with other TeamMembers. It would be GREAT fun! CHIME IN!..........I would love to know what YOU think! Sat, 5 Apr 2014 10:29:38 EST STUFF FOR SENIORS! Check and add events, activities, suggestions, helpful hints and other stuff that is Senior friendly here! Those Teammates 50+..........CHIME IN! Sat, 5 Apr 2014 10:05:10 EST APRIL EASTER CHALLENGE: Lose 2% of your weight! We have a great challenge proposed by SEW2014...that is to weigh in......TODAY.....and lose 2% of your total body weight Easter.......that's April 20! For me that's 4 pounds....I'll take that challenge! How about YOU? The heat is on!..... Who's in? <em>381</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:25:08 EST GreatStrides Walk 2014 Hi All!! I know...I'm not here much but if you want to join me, <BR> <BR> Once again I will be participating in the Great Strides Walk! This event benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This year we will be walking April 27, 2014 at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, MI. Please click on the link below to donate or to join my niece's team and walk with us!! <BR> <BR> This is personal! My lovely niece, Dayna Sheldon (who heads up TEAM SUNSHINE) has this terrible disease, as do my two nephews. B... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:17:22 EST Metro Detroit Area Walking Groups - by cities Great website! <BR> <BR> Meetups - neighbors getting together to learn something, do something, share something.... <BR> <BR> Organized and established groups by city. Visit the website: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:48:05 EST Fallen Officer Memorial 5K Run/Walk Fallen Officer Memorial 5K Walk/Run - April 13: <link> </link> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:31:21 EST Traverse City Trail Running Festival Traverse City Trail Running Festival - April 11-12: <link> </link> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:24:44 EST Cocoa Classic 5K Cocoa Classic 5K - April 6: <link> </link> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:19:04 EST SparkMail Just a reminder that your SparkMail is YOUR personal email for group and/or private messages! Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:02:38 EST SparkPage Have you set up your SparkPage? If you have <em>250</em> ......if you haven't...DO! YOUR SparkPage is YOUR personal page and connection to the community, as you can visit other members, direct friends to your page, blog, add links, photos, add SparkFriends, give and receive Goodies. It's such a great tool to have and you can change it as often as you like! Please feel free to stop by my page and say <em>524</em> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:57:17 EST WELCOME!.. .Introduce yourself here <em>524</em> <em>235</em> We are thrilled that YOU have joined SparkPeople! YOU have taken a giant first step towards wellness. We are delighted that YOU have decided to join our Team! We, SparkDetroit - The Offical Team will make it our goal to support you as you begin on or return to your journey to wellness. Rest assured that this site is jam packed with information, assistance and support that is always just a click away! We wish you enormous success and remember...YOU ARE NOT A... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:40:38 EST ARE YOU IN NEED OF A BUDDY? This is a very large group. If you need or want to be a SparkBuddy......CHIME IN! Remember... everybody needs somebody sometimes! <em>220</em> <em>223</em> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:53:04 EST April Challenge - BOOST TEAM MORALE! Looking for suggestions for a new direction to take this Team! CHIME IN! <em>381</em> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:46:21 EST Random thoughts...... a small craft pilot, I'm hoping they find that Malaysian plane before the Black Box pings are no longer detectable. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:41:59 EST Kid Tips Children are sooooo impressionable. There are way too many negative influences these days. Did you know that it DOES take a village to raise a child. Chime in! Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:36:37 EST Spring cleaning and Gardening Tips Spring has almost sprung! Time to spring clean and declutter. Time to start planning your gardens and landscape. What are your plans? <em>434</em> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:32:07 EST How many SparkPoints did you get today? 3 + 20 <em>347</em> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:21:31 EST Support Detroit teams in the bracket! ESPN having their own bracket of franchises- don't forget to vote for Detroit teams. <BR><BR>=theherd check Round 2 voting- that's where all the Detroit teams are. <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:58:04 EST Join/Start a Walking Group! Spring is coming...10 more days! Perhaps you can form a walking group in your neighborhood. Encourage healthy living! <em>244</em> <em>361</em> <em>311</em> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:36:44 EST BLOG! Unleash that hidden writer in you...I wonder who can write the best BLOG? Game On! <em>104</em> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:32:40 EST March Challenge - Team Spirit Let's everyone share in boosting team morale! Start small...start out by posting on the Huddle Wall and spinning the wheel for SparkPoints! Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:22:38 EST Southwest Detroiter New to Group Hi Everyone. <BR> <BR> My name is Melissa. I am a single mother of a one year old. I am here in search for motivation. I get easily discouraged. So i am determined more than ever to do whatever possible to keep m e going on my weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> Any mothers out there looking for a jogging, or walking partner. Playdates with the kids at the park. Whatever. I'm IN! Lets motivate each other :) Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:21:16 EST Pedometers s/Activity Monitors PEDOMETERS ROCK! <BR> <BR> They are a reminder and a handy of your day's activity. If you don't have one it would be a great investment. Try department stores and/or area sporting goods stores and they are available in the SparkPeople store! Try'll never leave home without it! <BR> <BR> <em>543</em> <em>544</em> <em>545</em> <em>546</em> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 13:11:38 EST SparkBuddy Search Hello ALL! <BR> <BR> WELCOME! We're glad you're here! As you embark on this journey to wellness, whether you're new or you've been here a while, we want you to know you're not alone! We have your back! If you would like to sync with other SparkPeople Team members, this is yet another place to connect. If you are new, make sure you have set up your SparkPage so that you have a common method of contact. Make sure your prospective "buddy" shares similar goals. Meet as often as your sched... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 13:01:28 EST Did You Know That?..... Did you know that as of this posting the SparkDetroit Team has 11,189 members and ONLY 5 "likes" on Facebook? How does that happen? The next time you're on the Team page on the left side...kinda under the name is the "like" button...every time you're here HIT THAT BUTTON! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:05:47 EST Hot Cocoa Classic 5K Registration is now open for the upcoming Hot Cocoa Classic - 4/6/14 for details visit <link> </link> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:36:30 EST Yoga/Meditation Yoga and meditation is such an awesome way to disconnect with mental clutter and reconnect with self! TRY IT! SparkPeople has AWESOME demos of gentle yoga and suggestions for meditating! If you have physical challenges there's always chair yoga.....go ahead...give it a try! <BR> Ohm........... <em>414</em> <em>403</em> <em>417</em> <em>401</em> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:25:42 EST DO YOU! Fitness and Pampering Specials Do you! That should be an ongoing thing in 2014! If you are aware of any fitness or pampering deals...SHARE! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 04:28:16 EST Pure Michigan! Despite the DREADFUL weather we've been having lately...REMEMBER...Michigan is the Winter Wonderland! <BR> <BR> CHECK THIS OUT: <BR> <BR> Plenty of healthy choices at the Ann Arbor Restaurant Week! This event runs from 1/12/14 - 1/17/14. For INFORMATION CALL: (734) 668-7112 or click on <link> </link> for more details and MORE events! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:40:11 EST Stuff for SENIORS! For activities and events specifically for Seniors aka, The Silvers (50-65 years) and The Golds (66+) are encouraged to click on this link: <link> </link> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:25:54 EST JANUARY - Clear your clutter Experts so many words...that when you clutter, both physical and emotional, your purpose becomes obscure. CLEAR YOUR CLUTTER! Me? For...ummmm a year now I ha ve been ignoring a stack of 6 totes of....well.....let's just say.....I don't even know! My focus today is to remove that clutter and open my space.....I'm sure my husband will he delighted! So, TODAY I WILL go through those totes and do one of two things, discard or donate! I'll let you know how it goes. I'm... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:04:35 EST Fruits and Veggies Apples and Spinach Sun, 12 Jan 2014 02:10:55 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY "If we're not a little bit uncomfortable everyday, we're not growing. All the good stuff is outside of our comfort zone." <BR> ~Jack Canfield Sun, 12 Jan 2014 02:05:44 EST What is YOUR secret to success? Setting realistic goals, and being grateful for a great support system yet having the tenacity of a ..........well.......I best not say LOL! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 01:55:04 EST Today I am grateful for... Waking up! <em>211</em> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 01:49:00 EST What emoticon describes your day? <em>213</em> <em>334</em> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 01:39:19 EST The Grapevine! What's on YOUR mind today? Let's try something old....differently! Welcome to The Grapevine! Let's treat this as the "feel good cafe"...where you can chat about anything! What's in, what's out, what's up, what's down, current, past and up coming events! What's the chatter...the buzz... about home, work, the gym...give suggestion...ask concerns...what's going on in your community...SO...grab a bottle of water, sip a cup of coffee or tea...a piece of fruit or a veggie...share those thoughts...and rem... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 00:26:13 EST new to group Just saying hi...on my way to this 45lb weight loss. Need motivation and lots of it. Look forward to chatting with you all and perhaps seeing activities in metro Detroit to join for fitness fun Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:03:14 EST im new to rhis sute Hello im new to this site, im looking to meet people the metro Detroit area. Mon, 9 Dec 2013 23:20:40 EST Good News/Bad News about Thankgiving How was your Thanksgiving? Please share. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 22:25:37 EST hello Hello, my name is Betty, I live in Lake Orion, (about 45 min. from Detroit) and have family and a boyfriend that live downriver, so I travel that way often. I am a substitute teacher and have 3 kids, and am hoping to be an encourager to others here and make friends on and offline, perhaps. Have a great day everyone. Also hoping to learn my way around this website quickly, it's big and a little overwhelming! <em>2</em> <BR> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:40:50 EST How often do you weigh? Some people weigh everyday in order to keep on top of everything. Other weigh only monthly to avoid "scale drama" about fluctuations.What's your opinion? Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:50:42 EST How many points can you earn? How many points do you think you can earn between Thanksgiving and Christmas? <BR> My guess for me would be about 3,000. What about you? Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:22:21 EST JFK Do you remember where you were 50 years ago today? I do. I was in gym at William H. Peck Elementary School. Mr. Spala always said,"Hurry up and get those gym shoes on!" As soon as he did, he said,"Hurry up and get those gym shoes off and line up!" We were quickly ushered into the auditorium where teachers were crying. The principal made the announcement and we were sent home early. Everyone left in complete silence. <em>652</em> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:54:39 EST Dreading Thanksgiving dinner, why? I am, there's so much temptation! <em>39</em> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:27:21 EST Paleo Food Plan I'm starting the Paleo Food Plan. Has anyone tried it and can you offer any suggestions? Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:11:56 EST Great Ideas, Terrible Follow Through! Hello, my name is Samantha. All my life I have had an issue with follow through, I get these good ideas, and start strong for a week, or a month and then I have one bad day where I don't do what it is I said I was going to and I give up. <BR> I have tried this site a few times, and each time I have the same issues. I need someone to help keep me accountable and help motivate me. <BR> <BR> I know I can do it if I have the right kick in the ass I need! Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:18:22 EST Frustrated in Ferndale! Hi! My name is Beth and I live in Ferndale with my husband and 2 teenage sons. I have been on a weight loss journey for over 10+ years. I need to lose 100+ lbs and I have NO motivation at all! I'm lucky enough to be a stay at home mom so I have all the time I need, just no motivation at all. I have a form of neuropathy called Charcot Marie Toothe, it effects my nervous system, so if I don't lose this weight it could get much worse. I know a body in motion stays in motion and I know if I move,... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 09:17:39 EST Hello from Ypsilanti! Hello all! My name is Kelly! I grew up in Detroit, and I now live in Ypsilanti. I have been working on getting fit for about 5 months, and I am down 44 lbs! I have about 50 lbs left to go to get to a healthy BMI. I am really glad Ifound this group because it is nice to know there are people in my community doing the same thing. Fri, 4 Oct 2013 14:43:09 EST FOOTBALL SEASON !! NOW THAT THE DETROIT LION'S <em>281</em> IS ON DON'T WATCH GET HEADPHONES AND LISTEN INSTEAD OF BEING A COUCH POTATO. Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:54:15 EST WATCH FOR ME !! <em>213</em> SPARKPEOPLE. ANY OF YOU SENIOR CITIZEN'S OUT THERE WHO BELONG TO H.A.P. AND GET THE QUARTERLY MAGAZINE WILL SEE ME IN THE DECEMBER ISSUE. SOME OF YOU HAVE CHECK OUT MT SPARKPAGE. I LOST 60 LBS. BECAUSE OF 2 HEART ATTACK'S AND THE REASON I DID IT "IF I CAN PREVENT 1 PERSON FROM HEART ATTACK, I DID MY JOB. AND FOR YOU "COUCH POTATOES' OUT THERE <em>306</em> , <em>252</em> , <em>213</em> . Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:03:01 EST DOESN'T ANYBODY READ SPARKTEAM PAGE ?? LET'S GET IT TOGETHER, DETROIT. ARE WE THE BIGGEST LOSER, OR WHAT? Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:48:54 EST Any ideas to help my Dad? My Dad lives in Dearborn Heights and is retired. I live in Indiana now so I'm not there to help as much as I'd like to. My stepmom and sister both live at home with my Dad but work full time. The problem is my Dad stays home all day by himself. He doesn't want to go anywhere or do anything and he's put on a lot of weight. Actually the weight gain is one of the reasons he doesn't want to go anywhere. He's a former athlete and is embarrassed that he's gained so much weight. He quit playi... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 08:38:51 EST RISE & SHINE, DETROIT !! DID ANYBODY GET UP THE SAME TIME I DID? 11:10PM LAST NIGHT. Mon, 5 Aug 2013 00:53:56 EST WATCH THIS PICTURE !! THIS IS WHAT 15 ONTH'S OF HARD WORK & MOTIVATION WILL GIVE YOU. <BR> <em>252</em> <em>381</em> . GOOD LUCK TOWARD'S YOUR GOAL. Sun, 21 Jul 2013 01:39:02 EST GUESS WHAT DETROIT !!! I have been chosen to appear in the H.A.P. magazine in February. Reason for accomplishments on my diet, exercise & health. I will be 73 on July 26 and I have lost 60 lbs. from April 3, 2012 to April3, 2013. 25 in. Main reason have had 2 heart attack's and my tryglceride level was 229 2012 as od this year went down to 172. I am doing this because if I can prevent 1 person from a heart attack, I've done my job. GOD BLESS DETROIT & LET'S PICK OFF SOME OF THESE STATES. Sat, 20 Jul 2013 03:03:21 EST Fight for Air Run/Walk I decided this will be my first 5K and I am doing in in honor of my dad who suffers from Lung disease. It is September 21 at Belle Isle the 5K run or walk is $20. I formed a team if anyone would like to join. <BR> <BR><BR>LAMS_MidlandStates?px=3485727&pg=perso<BR>nal&fr_id=7710 Sun, 14 Jul 2013 07:22:17 EST Detroit Women's Half Marathon and 5K SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 <BR> <BR> HALF MARATHON (13.1 MILES) OR 5K (3.1 MILES) <BR> <BR> RUN IT, WALK IT, WALK RUN IT- JUST DO IT! <BR> <BR> Sun, 7 Jul 2013 15:02:39 EST FIREWORK'S !!! I SAW SOME OF THE FIREWORK'S " GOOD SHOW" BUT THAT HASTLE DURING IT IS A SHAME. WHOEVER STARTED THAT SHOWS WHAT WE DON'T ALLOW. WE SHOULD ALL HAVE EYE'S IN BACK OF OUR HEADS, TOO. BE CAREFUL DETROITER'S. DETROITER FOR 70 YRS. GOD BLESS DETROIT !!!! Wed, 26 Jun 2013 04:49:25 EST RIVER DAY'S DOWNTOWN !!! SAY !! HOW ABOUT WALKING SHOES AND GETTING DOWN BY THE RIVER COOL BREEZE DRINKING PLENTY OF <em>194</em> . BE WATCHING FIREWORK'S FROM APT. IN ROCHESTER HILL'S mi. GO DETROIT. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 02:22:33 EST 1ST DAY OF SUMMER, HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE ?? <BR> <BR> <BR> GO FOR MY ANNUAL <em>311</em> AT 3:30 AM Fri, 21 Jun 2013 02:34:34 EST SPARK AMERICA !!! WE'RE #1 . SAY-HEY LET'S SEE HOW LONG WE CAN DO IT. Sat, 1 Jun 2013 17:30:59 EST I'm Kim from New Haven Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> Just curious if anyone else is around me. :D Mon, 27 May 2013 13:35:24 EST WE'RE #23 !!! AHHHHHHH. Come on Detroit, is this the BEST WE CAN DO ? There are the RED WING'S TIGER'S , WHAT ABOUT SPARKAMERICA. WE CAN BE UP THERE. IT'LL BE IN THE 80"S TOMORROW AND NO EXCUSES. <em>381</em> . I'LL BE WATCHING !!! Tue, 14 May 2013 10:18:02 EST HAVE I ( GRANDMA FRANNY ) MOTIVATED ANY ONE ?? I WAS JUST WONDERING IF ANY OF YOU ( WHO KNOW ME ) , HAVE I MOTIVATED YOU. PLEASE POST ME AND LET ME KNOW. WENT TO DETROIT SCIENCE CENTER YESTERDAY ( MOTHER'S DAY ) WITH DAUGHTER, HER HUSBAND & GRANDCHILDREN. STAYED 6 HRS., AND WALKED 5, 132 STEPS. BESIDES THAT, WALKED 10, 654 STEPS IN MORNING ALSO. THAT IS ALLMOST 16, 000 STEPS I WAS <BR> <em>198</em> BUT HAD FUN. WERE ANY OF YOU THERE??? Mon, 13 May 2013 11:17:57 EST LIVED IN DETROIT 70 YRS. !!! O.K. What's the deal here. I thought my home-town would be up there and we are 24. WHAT !!! On the 1st of May #1 and now 24. O.K. Ladies & Gentlemen we have to do something about this. Get those thermal's back on again. This MOTOWN and this is WHAT WE DO . SO <em>381</em> . I'll be checking during the day. Sat, 11 May 2013 10:55:58 EST Way to go Detroit !!! We're # 1 I knew we could do it now let's keep on doing it. Wed, 1 May 2013 06:07:37 EST Back Again Hello everyone: <BR> <BR> Starting all over. Had some health problems, surgery, haven't exercised and gained weight. Trying to get motivated again and back on the right track. Will try to utilize the tools Spark people offers and check in at least every other day. Love & Blessings, Carmen. <BR> <BR> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:51:35 EST RISE & SHINE DETROIT !!! I've been up since 12:55 am and done exercising. Ready to walk at 3:35 am and WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS RIGHT ?? # 1 DETROIT. WE CAN & MUST DO THIS !!! <em>198</em> . HAPPY WALKING !!! Fri, 12 Apr 2013 03:26:21 EST O.K. DETROIT !! WHAT IS THIS ??? I am a former Detroiter and now in Rochester Hills, MI. I am surprised that WE ALL CAN DO BETTER THEN THIS. LET'S GET IT TOGETHER !!! WE ALL CAN DO THIS !!! WE CAN BE #1. <em>198</em> . Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:40:16 EST Walking Buddy I am looking for a walking buddy in the Troy area. If you're in Rochester Hills, Troy, Clawson, Sterling Heights, Madison Heights, or are welcome to join me for a daily walk. There is a decent size park with a nice trail in Madison Heights if you're interested...or we can walk somewhere else. I need a lot of motivation as this is my 3rd attempt at losing weight. The first time I did ok. I lost 70-80 pounds, but quickly gained it all back and then some. My second time back...well... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 14:09:10 EST 2013 Cork Town 5K Race (Sunday, March 10th) <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> 31st Annual Cork Town 5K Race <BR> <BR> Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM <BR> Michigan Central Station (Michigan Avenue & Vernor) <BR> <BR> Race & Registration Information: (Online registration closes on 03/08/2013 at 6:00 PM EST) <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Course Map: <BR> <link><BR>n_course_13.pdf </link> <BR> <B... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:18:24 EST Ready to start again! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Ria. I stay in Midtown. I joined Spark a couple of years ago...loved it, just couldn't stay motivated trying to lose weight. I'm back and ready to start fresh! I'm looking forward to meeting new people and sharing this experience. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:31:18 EST Cystic Fibrosis Riverwalk in May I have signed up to walk in this fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis. It is a cause near and dear to my heart as I have a niece and 2 nephews who have the disease. It still amazes me that both my sister and brother each married CF carriers, not knowing they themselves were carriers. <BR> Anyway, all 3 kids are now in their early twenties and appear to be doing well. My niece has developed CF related/caused diabetes and suffers from multiple upper respiratory infections each year but she is alive ... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 10:33:30 EST new here Hello all i'm in the west bloomfield area and I'm just beginning my journey to a healthier life. I currently need to lose 30 pounds. I"ve been in the gym almost daily for the last week and I'm hoping I can keep it up. My eating is okay it gets hard cooking one meal for my family and another for myself. But I know I have to get this weight off. Sat, 2 Feb 2013 22:24:19 EST Do you like the cold? I have lived in Michigan all my life, and I love it. But I hate the cold! Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:44:33 EST I'm embarking on a journey to lose 78 lbs!!!! My h Hi I'm Ginger. I'm going to lose 78 lbs. My weight has slipped up after marrying my husband. He lost 100 lbs but my weight keeps edging up. I'm ready to be serious now. I'm gonna be faithful to this page so that I'll have some accountability and a group of people with common goals. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 19:13:41 EST Sabrina Blevins Hi just getting serious about weight lose I'm 300lbs . I just gave up on pop and started drinking geen tea <BR> want to try to lose the weight before concidering weight loss surgery. I just need more enery and motovaction <BR> to exercise more and eat less. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 09:56:45 EST Hello Everyone! I'm new to SPARKPEOPLE. I'm 40 years old now, so I want to look and feel my best from here on out. My goal is to live a more active, healthier life not only for myself, but for my children and grandchildren as well. All encouragement is welcomed and needed! Thanks in advance!! Sat, 24 Nov 2012 18:58:22 EST Dr. Rifai Has anyone heard anything about the Metabolic Nutrition and Weight Management Program at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland with Dr. Rifai. Any infor would be appreciated. Fri, 9 Nov 2012 12:25:02 EST Next Weekly Weight Loss Meeting, Sat Nov 10th, 9am If you're interested in joining us, please let me know so I can provide the address. <BR> <BR> We set weekly goals and discuss strategies, challenges, etc.... <BR> <BR> It has helped me get focused and on track. <BR> Sun, 4 Nov 2012 11:40:52 EST So TOPS might not work out. I have another idea: I'd like to start a weekly meeting in my home. <BR> <BR> The meeting would be open to anyone who wants to lose weight, so if you know anyone who is not a Spark member, they would be welcome. Also anyone who has achieved and wants to maintain their ideal weight would not only benefit from ongoing support, but be great mentors for us. <BR> <BR> I'm open to any morning including Sat or Sun. <BR> I live near Telegraph btwn 10 & 11 Mile Rds. <BR> I would like this to be a permanent, on-going m... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 20:53:57 EST TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Would you like to be a founding officer of a brand new TOPS chapter? <BR> <BR> TOPS has been around for 64 years and there are meetings happening all over Michigan every day. They are non-profit and don't advertise, so if you have never heard of them, that's why. Meetings are similar to WW except that members participate much more. <BR> <BR> To start a chapter, 4 officers are required = the leader, secretary, treasurer and weight recorder. At this time, we have approval to use a room at th... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 11:30:07 EST Are there personal trainers on this team? If so, I'd like to talk to you about training. I live in Southfield and would be interested in 2 sessions per week in my home. I'm thinking short term, about one month. <BR> <BR> If anyone knows of someone who might be able to do this, let me know or give them my email address: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:48:28 EST Hi SparkDetroit Hi my name is Linda and I am happy to be a part of such a positive and supportive group. This past year has been difficult, with personal and family difficulties. I am now ready to focus a better me, starting right here, right now. <em>381</em> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 01:06:24 EST $1 Subs at Jimmy Johns Today Just wanted to share that Jimmy John's in the Detroit area has $1 subs today only from 11-3. <BR> <BR><BR>-16-2012-11am-3pm-participating-1-sub-<BR>locations-for-the-detroit-metro-jimmy-<BR>johns.html Thu, 16 Aug 2012 08:27:12 EST getting a good start Hello everyone, hey call me BRAVEHEART that's how i live. to try new things you must have heart change is sometimes hard but if everything stayed the same how boring would that be? Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:52:21 EST Personal training! Hello! Thought Id post this on here cause I know there's a probably a lot of people in the Detroit area wanting to begin a fitness program and not sure where to begin. <BR> <BR> I am just letting you all know that I am a certified, established and experienced personal trainer offering personal training and group training rates very low cause Im having a slow summer and like to keep busy:P <BR> <BR> The gym is Anytime Fitness Warren at 9 and Van dyke. its a smaller neighborhood type facilit... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 09:25:49 EST Paula here I'm half way through a Women's Fitness Boot Camp right now. ( 530am meeting time is rough, but I'm managing. A Groupon got me started and I expect to continue. SparkPeople is definitely keeping me aware of what I'm eating, but I don't have the nutrition goals figured out. I'm super tired every day. Hope to figure it out! Thu, 7 Jun 2012 17:26:18 EST Hi I am Katie My name is Katie and I just got started with tracking my stuff for SparkDetroit. I am excited to belong to Team. <em>252</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> As my husband says: Live, Love, Laugh Wed, 6 Jun 2012 16:26:46 EST Trying hard. Hustle. My new barometer for my weight are my size 16 jeans and my size 14 jeans. Exercsing is no a problem but carbs are. Mon, 21 May 2012 21:44:43 EST Hello I'm Henry I am glad to be a new member I look forward to getting to know everyone. I am open to suggestions concerning changing my life. I hope to regain control of my life and live a healthier n happier one. Sun, 20 May 2012 17:21:56 EST Hello Everyone Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Technically I am not new to spark... I signed up back in 2011 and basically forgot about it... Anywho I am a newbie to this sight... I am so excited to finally be able to meet new people. Participate in challenges and finally learn more about creating a heathlier lifestyle. Wed, 2 May 2012 10:18:22 EST Virtual Cruise to Jamaica I know that we have quite a few people working towards a common goal of living healthier and happier lives. With that being said, your efforts need to be rewarded with something like a trip. You will also earn Spark Goodies at various milestones to keep it interesting. With this virtual trip to the Islands, you can gain your reward through your hard work and exercise. <BR> <BR> You can join the challenge as an individual player or a team. We have enough Runners, Walkers, Bikers and Swimmers... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 16:58:23 EST Hello from Wildlifeartist7! Hi- <BR> My name is Lori and I am brand new to Sparkpeople! Mon, 19 Mar 2012 16:26:11 EST Greetings Deeeetroit! Hi everyone! I'm originally from Port Huron and joined SP 2 months ago and loving it everyday! Wed, 7 Mar 2012 20:41:12 EST new member alert! hello everyone, i am a new member to this site. i joined because i just found out i have high blood pressure and im also in need of weight loss goals. i look forward to log in daily and be a part of this community. i can offer support as being a great team member. im on a mission to lose weight and get my hbp under control hopefully by my 40th birthday on may 7th.i do understand it may take longer but i would like to drop 20lbs by my big day..i am also here because i would like to help raise... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 14:05:39 EST New to the group! Hi all! My name is Nikki and I am new to this group. I am origionally from the Metro-Detroit area but moved to NC for a few years and am back to Metro-Detroit (have been back for 5 months) and looking to surround myself with people who are looking for/living healthier lives. I am a single mother of 2, full time student and working hard to becoming healthier and be active. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:55:35 EST Take a walk today It may be raining today, but I am going to take a walk anyway. It helps to clear my head and gets me out of bed. Join me in spirit if not in fact, we will walk aways and then come back. <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 09:17:16 EST Hello all... I am new to sparkpeople, I just wanted to say hi Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:27:08 EST Heeeeello Detroit! Hello SparkTeams! I'm looking forward to interacting with ALL of you this year. Can't wait to hear all of your success stories. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:25:11 EST Hello Hi, <BR> It looks like I will have a lot of support from you and will be here for support as well. My weight loss goal is 220 lbs and I am motivated. Sat, 7 Jan 2012 10:50:40 EST Have you made your fitness and nutrition plans for Happy 2012 SparkPeople!!! <BR> <BR> I personally refuse to make any resolutions because of my abysmal track record with them. I am however putting my 2012 plans in place which includes losing weight. <BR> <BR> I'm finalizing my plans today. What are your goals for 2012? <BR> <BR> My main goal is to exercise regularly. And REALLY exercise, not just wimp out like I have been doing. <BR> <BR> Week 1: <BR> Tues, Thur, Sat = <BR> <link><BR> Sun, 1 Jan 2012 10:41:42 EST Personal Training/Zum mba/Bootcamp 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 23:02:36 EST 30 just got better Hello, <BR> <BR> My Name is Jay, I just turned 30 in August and decided it was time to get my health in order. I have struggled for years trying to finding the right diet and searching for the perfect support group. I joined Spark People in 2008, but had no idea how to use the site to reach my goals ( you can say I was not ready). However this is the year of change for me I have switched careers, moved out of my childhood area, stop smoking and entered a relationship with the love of my life... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 19:53:50 EST 2011 Making Strides Walk Very excited to attend the walk this Saturday for the fight against cancer. I attended last year for the first time with family and friends. I have someone I love that has fought cancer so this walk is very important to me. Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:04:16 EST Free Press Marathon I signed up for the 5k. Anyone one else sign up? Sun, 9 Oct 2011 19:41:59 EST Walk? Are we going to do a walk in October? <BR> <BR> Carmen <em>38</em> Sat, 24 Sep 2011 22:01:00 EST Freep Marathon almost sold out Here is what they posted on FB: <BR> only 354 spots left in the Full; 860 left in the half and 921 remain for the 5k. <BR> <BR> The D will be a sea of runners! Looking forward to it <BR> <em>312</em> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 19:14:06 EST Looking for 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. <BR> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:52:58 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 18:09:25 EST Cheap gas prices $3.49 in Taylor that was Tuesday Wed, 10 Aug 2011 18:56:44 EST Newbie Hello Everyone! I am hoping that being a part of this community will help me to stay motivated to reach my goal weight and keep it off. There's alot to navigate on this site but I'll make much effort to absorb as much information and tips to help me get to where I'm trying to go. I hope to meet some cool people who can offer support. I can be very supportive as well. Let's Do this! Wed, 27 Jul 2011 22:45:44 EST Hi I'm Michele Hi everyone. I am new to the site. Not sure really how I found it. Maybe divine intervention. I am 43 years old, mother to three amazing children: 18,15 and 4. I recently got married to my high school swetheart. I realize I will never be "high school skinny" but I would love to be close. Ha ha. I would like to lose about 20lbs. Now you might think that is not much but I am so sick and tired of the condition of my body. What I really need is a drill sargent to come and kick me in the h... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 10:43:28 EST I'm a New SparkPeople! Hi everyone, I'm happy to be a part of the SparkDetroit team, and look forward to getting motivated again about my weight loss. I was successful with another online weight loss plan, but found it expensive and cumbersome. This is a great tool to help each other out and offer support...we can do it! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 21:21:51 EST Motivated Today has been a beautiful day! I've only eaten a little over 1300 calories where my daily goal is no more than 2100. I've already lost 6 lbs. I know the first 10-20 pounds is water but I don't care; I'm just happy to see the pounds come off! Years ago I lost 81 lbs the unhealthy way (diet pills), I plan on getting back on track, I'm doing this for ME! I will update you guys on day 2 tomorrow and remember DON'T GIVE UP!! Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:27:04 EST Wanna train for 5K or just walk/exercise buddy? Hello everyone, <BR> My name is Simar. I am a student at WSU and I have tried several times to try to train myself for a 5K but everytime I fall off track. I want to try again and I think it will be fun and more effective if I can find some fitness buddies to share this experience with!!! <BR> <BR> Or we can just do walking/exercising if not train for 5K. <BR> <BR> Anyone interested? <BR> <BR> Take care, <BR> Simar :) Sat, 11 Jun 2011 16:44:06 EST Looking for a Support team I will be having Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery soon. I am looking for someone to navigate me throught thi website. Mon, 6 Jun 2011 23:04:52 EST A Free boot camp in Detroit There is a free boot camp at New Destiny Baptist Church, 8100 W. Davison in Detroit. The classes are held Mondays until July 10th, except on the holidays from 6:30 to 7:30pm. <BR> <BR> The trainer uses the gym for the workouts. This guy has a unique way of teaching. The class has been a mixed of people who never worked out to people who are champs. We have fun and get a good workout that's different!!!!! <BR> <BR> The classes started in May and I have lost inches around my waistline. The ... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 11:18:57 EST Imagining Detroit - as a healthier place I love the idea that the D could be reinvented as a place that provides healthy, tasty food for all of its residents: <BR> <link><BR>5/17/imagining-detroit/ </link> Mon, 30 May 2011 15:52:50 EST walking on the riverfront I think im going to take a nice walk on Belle island today, at about 5 or 6pm. wish me luck! if If any of my sparkdetroit buddies want to connect on this walk email me. xoxo-honeyb Sat, 28 May 2011 14:33:29 EST Hey Hello SparkTeamDetroit, <BR> <BR> I officially joined today, Im a hard working, career having college student and a mom of a great 2yr old. I am a fellow michigander:) Im looking forward to our weather settling down enough for outdoor exercise. i hit the gym when i can, im a at home exerciser...i like walking or lite jogging. I like workout that can save me time and be effective. my new try is the kettlebell.. finally found a beginner dvd to try. wish me luck:) see you later! Fri, 27 May 2011 23:25:03 EST Fun places Does anyone know of some fun places to walk very scenic, Fri, 27 May 2011 11:46:20 EST Fun with fitness!! Starting up a new blog on facebook, cause as a trainer, I gues you should have some authority and thats an effective way. There will soon be free workout videos and stuff so you have a minute check it out and like it.. and share something:) <link><BR>s-Forum/144557328945736?sk=page_gettin<BR>g_started#!/pages/Ericas-Fitness-Forum<BR>/144557328945736 </link> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:29:52 EST Hello! Im new here! I am very familiar with fitness though, I am currently working for Charter Fitness at 13 and Hoover in Warren, MI. I also run a clothing company <link> </link> <link> </link> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 03:20:32 EST Growin_In_Life Hello my name is ladysweets, I have been a member since 2008 however, got lost in the hustle and bustle of life and fell off the community of spark people. Now I'm at the point of wanting to change my eating habits and losse weight before it continues to be out of hand. I havent been to active in my time away, so I just need encouragement and motivation along with accountability. I know that no one can do this for me so for the team I left high and dry forgive me especially Lynn somebody. I d... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:09:40 EST Hi there, new and motivated Down 50 with 50 to go. I think I just need a better support plan to get through. This offers accountability, really important at this point. Looking forward to progressing with you all. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:41:04 EST Hello Down 45 LBS in the last year want to loose maybe another 70lbs... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:03:58 EST Hello All! I'm Jess. Graduating senior from Northwood University. I'm in need of losing this college weight that I accumulated over the past four years. My goal is to start my new lifestyle once I start my job and relocate back to Detroit this May. Right now I'm mentally preparing myself and slowly changing my habits now while still in college. But the full change starts in May. Any encouragement or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Go Detroit! Mon, 4 Apr 2011 20:49:30 EST Im on my way!! I read about this site in People Mag, so I decided to look into it. Im amazed how well organize this site its, and all the helpful information. Im exited that this site will be able to help me achieve my fitness goal. Mon, 28 Mar 2011 13:20:43 EST Martian Invasion 2011 Will any sparkers be running any of the Martian Invasion races? It's in Dearborn and will be on April 2nd, exactly one week away! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> It's a fun event and this is my second time running it. Last year I ran the 10K, this year I'll be running the half. If you've never run a race before and have been thinking about signing up for a 5K, this would be a good one to start with as it's a relatively flat course. Sat, 26 Mar 2011 10:36:27 EST Wayne State workout buddy I live by WSU and looking for a workout buddy. It doesn't have to be only at WSU just saying. Or if you live near me and go to a certain gym you could introduce me to it :) Thu, 17 Mar 2011 11:33:22 EST 5K runs coming up? I was just wondering if anyone knew of any 5K runs that were happening near the end of the summer. I promised my sister that I will get ready for a 5K and she promised that she would come back home and run with me!! <em>185</em> <em>68</em> Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:15:40 EST Stopped Poking I have been poking around with sparkspeople for a month now...I am seeing great results. Not only the scale but in my clothes. I refused to buy a larger size of anything. Now my clothes are very, very loose. I have dropped a dress size and I am back into some of my favorite clothes...My next step is to buy a scale and measure my food seriously. The sparks receipes are great.... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 09:44:44 EST Anyone Walking May 7th? I'm finally going to walk this time. Anyone else participating? Sun, 13 Mar 2011 00:27:16 EST Looking for a workout buddy-Detroit I workout at Northwest activity center. Well today is my first day in a long time. I'm looking for someone that I can workout with with similar goals. I want to lose about 30 pounds and tone up. I prefer females age 21-27. If your interested let me know. Tue, 8 Mar 2011 12:38:11 EST Looking to be a spark buddy or team in near Troy I've posted before. I've sent emails individually. There has to be someone that could mutually benefit from working out together regularly. I belong to LA Fitness but could consider another gym. I am a walker not a runner but have walked marathons before and am interested in training for the detroit - maybe a HALF at this point. I am entered to ride the Tour De Cure MI in June. Sure I am old but I am enthusiastic and I have a dsire to be fit. I can't do weekends but I can do flexible weekdays... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 06:42:59 EST Finally getting started Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Detbarbie. I signed up almost a month ago. Although I logged in a few times I was not committed to my plan. So tonight I am taking a bold step forward. In the Fall of 2009 I lost 23 pounds. That was exciting. Then in January 2010 I lost my job. After many difficult situations I slowed gained 17 pounds back. Now I want to lose the weight for good. And I'm looking forward to whatever help and support you can give me. Again I'm glad to be here. Mon, 7 Feb 2011 21:02:25 EST hello there! Hi all- I am super excited to get started here. I am a 27 year old busy gal who works 3 jobs, and is getting ready to finish school soon. I have reached my weight loss goals the wrong way before (crash diets, pills, etc.) and here I am back at it, ready to do it the healthy way! I have a boyfriend of 7 years who has an adversion to vegetables so any help I can get to sneak them into food would be awesome! :-) Looking forward to everyone's support and encouragement and hoping I can offer som... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:32:41 EST Ready ready ready for 40!!! Hello, fellow Detroiters, I am Joy, I have been with sparkpeople for 2years now and guess what, I gave up, came back, gave up, came back, and I am tired of giving up. So I will be 40 this year, went to doctor to find out I had high blood, arthritis, dehydration. I can't live this way another day, so I'm here! I have 5 children to live for, so here goes.... <em>224</em> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:06:40 EST TAKING BABY STEPS....THIS TIME HI..... I'M RHONDA.... 49 AND READY....BUT I'M GONNA NEED YOU TO HELP .... PLS THIS IS THE START OF A NEW BEGINNING ..... ANY SUGGESTIONS ANYBODI..EVERYBODY Mon, 24 Jan 2011 19:17:22 EST Need a workout buddy - near Royal Oak I have a membership at LA Fitness, but rarely use it these days. I think maybe if I had a fitness buddy, I might be more inclined to go to the gym regularly. I want to tone up my mid section and maybe lose about 10lbs. Once the weather gets warmer, I'd also like to take up running outside. I'm usually available in the late afternoon/evening to work out. I prefer someone of similar age(25-35ish) and gender (female) with similar fitness goals. If this sounds like you, please send me a message a... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 06:26:30 EST Anyone running/ crawling the Warrior Dash in July? Hi all haven't been active on this group in awhile. Thought I would give it a go again. I signed up to do the Warrior dash and was wondering if anyone else is doing it. Those of you unfamilier with it, it is about a 5k with 10 obstacles like mud pit, climbing wall, etc. I am super excited!! Tue, 18 Jan 2011 06:36:50 EST Susan G Komen 5k? Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am new to this team. I was wondering if anyone planning for this 5k on May 21st. I have never done any running till now. All I do is little bit in Treadmill. But I was just thinking if I can do it.. Scary :) <BR> <BR> Happy New Year all!! <BR> <BR> :-) <BR> Tue, 4 Jan 2011 13:34:20 EST Coming Back Hey all - I found a page for Detroit so I thought I would join it and see who all is on here :-) I joined SP back in May and it worked great until I got busy with moving from Clio to Pontiac where I live now and never stuck with it. I have internet again and want to get back into a good healthy routine. SP is great because I am very computer-oriented. I have tried a lot of different diet and exercise plans and this was the only thing that worked - so long as I commit! <em>252</em> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 17:32:33 EST Cheap Gas prices Shell Telegraph and Sibley, Brownstown $2.86 Thu, 30 Dec 2010 18:57:51 EST Reminders It's important during the cold weather days to put some dry gas in your tank when you fill up to help prevent gas line freezing Tue, 7 Dec 2010 11:08:11 EST