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1/16/14 6:09 P

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Good Evening! Just joined this group, have been active in MISparks and this is my 3rd or 4th time on Sparkpeople, determined to make it my last!

Hope people are actually active in this group!

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12/4/13 10:29 A

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Hi all! I am new to the Detroit area. My husband and I have moved back to MI from CO this past summer. After back to back injuries and a 2 year absence, I have come back to SP with a vengence. I worked hard to lose those 30 pounds only to gain them back. I am as determined as ever to kick them to the curb once and for all. I work in Detroit but live in Whitmore Lake; a little too cold to kayak on the lake right now but I am looking forward to it. I wish you all great success with your goals!!

~Liz~

Believe in yourself! ~ Dove

Every day is a new life to a wise man. ~ Fortune Cookie

Be mischievous, it feels good. ~ Dove

Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."

Proverbs 16:3
"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed."


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CD12521540 Posts: 319
6/14/13 1:49 P

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Hello Team!

I am back! Of course back almost 100lbs heavier but I am taking control of my health! How is everyone doing?

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5/21/11 6:48 P

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I've come back. After almost two months of pneumonia, a diagnosis of congestive heart failure, and a gain of almost 40lbs. I am determined to get down to 130lbs!

Grace and Peace
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." (Aristotle, 384 - 322 BC)


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4/1/11 7:42 P

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Welcome Darlene!

Grace and Peace
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." (Aristotle, 384 - 322 BC)


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3/24/11 6:40 A

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Welcome Darlene!! I am so glad you joined us! Our little team is quiet but there are a few of us that are working on changing that. I hope you'll join in and keep us posted on your progress.

Never forget that we are here for you!



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3/23/11 1:35 P

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Hello my name is Darlene and I am over weight and I am going to do something about it. I am 39yrs old married with kids and I live in Detroit. I am looking forward to losing weight and staying healthy. emoticon

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11/29/10 6:12 P

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Hi everyone. My name is Sara. I have been on sparkpeople for a few years. I have lost over 80lbs. I still need to lose about 80 more. I have beaten the diabetic demon. I am working on beating the high blood pressure demon. I started out in the Fall 2007 on 8 meds. Now I am on 4 meds. My doctor is very happy. I would say the exercise for me was key. Yes I changed my diet as well. My diet is always a work in progress. But I know I feel better due to the exercise.

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JUSTMEBBWJAN's Photo JUSTMEBBWJAN Posts: 12
5/22/10 2:16 A

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Hey everyone my name is Janice...new here to sparks. Well I am hoping to lose some more weight, make a few friends and maybe have a buddy to go to YWCA and get on the treadmill. I gained a lot of weight after becoming disabled and inactive after an accident years ago. And I mean a lot ah like almost 200lbs! So, I'm trying to lose some more. All this weight is not good on my body especially since I got severe nerve damage. I had lost about 75 lbs but gained about 30 of that back this past year. I am finding now that since my daughter is growing up and out the house more now I know what the empty nest feeling is. I'm single, lost touch with old friends, some pass away and my kid became my best friend. Now since she is out the house a lot I have started eating more I notice and gaining weight. Well, now its time for momma to get a life, lose weight and get more healthy, so here I am! Be bless all!

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4/6/10 10:31 P

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Welcome to the team Brown1984.

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4/6/10 7:42 P

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emoticon Danielle! Glad to have you as a part of the Detroit Area Divas.

The only person who can beat me, is me - and I can take her.


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BROWN1984 Posts: 1
4/6/10 7:01 P

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Hello, my name is Danielle. I am twenty-five and live in Southfield. I've been on SP for a while, but I've never used it. I want to begin to change my lifestyle and I have come to the conclusion that SP will help me get there. Everyone needs support, especially when forming new habbits.

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2/25/10 9:38 A

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Hey Gina! Welcome - this board has been pretty quiet. Tina and I have been trying to change that. Check back often and post if you can!!

The only person who can beat me, is me - and I can take her.


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2/24/10 10:03 P

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Welcome Gina, look forward to seeing you on the boards, not much activity here but we are aiming to change that.

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2/24/10 9:57 P

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My name is Gina and I reside in Bloomfield, MI. I am single without any children. I love to read, shop, cook and travel. My method of travel is cruising to exotic places. I enjoy having fun and making people laugh. I try to stay on a positive plane as much as possible.

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2/24/10 12:40 A

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Welcome back and to the team Shadowbox.

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2/17/10 2:59 P

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Welcome back Shadowboxer!! emoticon

The only person who can beat me, is me - and I can take her.


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CD2728753 Posts: 215
2/17/10 2:57 P

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Hello. I'm new to the group. I was on SP quite some time ago and fell off but now Im back! I'm looking forward to meeting new people and keeping up the motivation. Have a great week!

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2/11/10 9:10 A

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Welcome back Anna! We are here to help and to share your successes as well as your frustations (we all have them). Take care and come back to the Detroit Area Diva team board often! emoticon

The only person who can beat me, is me - and I can take her.


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TINAGURL's Photo TINAGURL Posts: 197
2/10/10 3:36 P

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Welcome back Anna.

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DAYDREAMR68 Posts: 31
2/9/10 1:40 P

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I'm Anna. 41 years old, 5'9" and 280lbs. I've joined the site before a few times, and given up. This time I'm on a medically supervised regimen as far as food. I'm diabetic with very high blood pressure, and the doctor wants me back in a month with a lower weight. Today is day 2 of basically not being able to eat anything I actually LIKE. LOL. I know, I'll get used to it. I don't NEED sausage gravy no matter what my stomach tells me :)

I'm married, since November 2007. My husband could stand to lose weight too. He gained about 50 lbs in the last 3 years, mostly due to eating too much and not DOING anything. The food lifestyle change is one he is going to be living with also - just not quite as extreme as mine.

Anyway.. I need encouragement, and to keep motivated. I deserve to be healthy.

Anna
43 years old
SICK of being fat
Want to be pretty
Want to be sexy
Want to be fit
WILL be all of them :)


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1/27/10 12:58 A

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Welcome PRETTYGIRLCAROL.

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PRETTYGIRLCAROL's Photo PRETTYGIRLCAROL Posts: 103
1/22/10 2:12 P

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Zumba is aerobic dancing so much fun just got back from a class. Most instructors mix hip hop, mumbo dance moves, some I just don't know. Its shaking your body and have a good time dancing.

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1/21/10 8:39 P

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Hey Prettygirlcarol - Welcome! I've been hearing a lot about Zumba - what exactly is it? emoticon

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1/21/10 5:41 P

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Hey everyone, I am not new to sp but I am new to this site. I see there is not that much activity but sometimes that can be a good thing. You can get to know the others better and when can encourage each other. I just joined LA Fitness and I love it. Do anyone else go there. I took the Zumba class last night and had so much fun.

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1/14/10 7:55 P

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Hey Way2win, Welcome to the group. I'm new also and hope the group become active soon. Hope you find a workout partner, I would volunteer but I'm downriver and would probably find another reason or excuse but I do need the exercise. LOL

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WAY2WIN's Photo WAY2WIN Posts: 612
1/14/10 1:30 P

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Hey just joined this team, but I see there has not been much activity going on. I would really like to find a workout partner that lives in or near NW Detroit. I belong to Fitness and Bally's, but would really enjoy mall walking as well. Any takers?

Way2win

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1/10/10 9:46 P

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Welcome LOLO0731, I guess we can encourage each other in our journey until others join us.

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1/10/10 5:49 P

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Very limited activity i see.

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1/10/10 3:20 A

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Hi my name is Tina. Just wondering if this team will becoming active in 2010. I just joined but see limited activity.

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LADYBUGSS Posts: 6
10/31/09 9:05 A

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My name is Rachael, I'm 19. I lived in Detroit all my life until last month, when I moved to Redford. I've signed up to SP before but never really stuck with it but I'll change that this time around.

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COCOAEARTH's Photo COCOAEARTH Posts: 15
10/26/09 2:11 A

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Hello

My name is Filippa I am originally from Detroit but I now live in Westland... I need a workout buddy I need someone to talk to that has the same issue as myself(weight) I have girlfriends who are slim, thick ,sexy. I want to be a friend to get a friend .. message me if you understand my pain and need to talk as well
Have an awesome DAY!

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8/3/09 7:56 P

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Hi there! I'm Pearl. I'm a massage therapist, wife, mom to a cat and dog (no kids yet) in the Ferndale area. My goal is to one day play rec soccer with my husband. Right now I can't run for more then 1 minute without feeling like my chest might explode! I also am getting in shape so that my pregnancy (when it happens) is easier AND so that my job is easier, too! Massage is physically demanding! So anyway, "Hello!" to you and I'm so glad to be on this Spark Team! emoticon

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5/13/09 9:16 P

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My name is Loreal. I'm 23 and due with my first child any day. I live in southfield(near detroit) and am eager to work out with someone after I deliver. I'm just really trying to get back on track with losing weight.

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4/14/09 8:33 A

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emoticon hi I am Beth and I am new to Spark people. I have always been able to lose weight on my own until the last two years. My pals always mean well in saying we will exercise together or motivate one another but that never seems to happen. I figure that reading others stories and what they do to help could also motivate me. I am a junk food junkie! I love healthy food too but the call of treats takes over and I eat junk.
I would like to lose 20LBS as that weight on a short person looks like 40lbs. I just bought a house in Ferndale near Detroit so I am open to getting together with others to exercise or do activities that will get me motivated and out and about. Lately I have put in about 20-30 hrs just doing yard work so I feel like I have hard some hard workouts. I am ready to get serious about the things I eat without totally cutting myself off from the things I love.

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1/19/09 11:13 P

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I figured we should have an introduction post. :)

I am Laurel, 36 (I'll be 37 on February 3), mom to a pack of beautiful girls through birth and adoption. My family is full of colors and sizes. :)
I live in Royal Oak.

I started my weight loss journey in March of 2007. I have been "plump" for a lot of my life. After I witnessed the death of my best friend in September of 2006, I put even more weight on my 5'4 frame.

After I decided I needed a change, I started out and first thing I did was give up pop and chips... then slowly, I changed my entire diet. After four months of dieting, I weighed 349... my scale could finally register my weight. I don't know how much I lost in the four months, but I am figuring I started out at nearly 400 pounds. My highest recorded weight was at the doctor's and was 357.

Since then, I feel healthier than I ever have. I have tons of energy and even my skin looks better.

Here's to getting healthier together. :)

Laurel


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You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.



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