SparkPeople San Jose SparkPeople Team Messageboard A local team for San Jose members of SparkPeople. Let's give each other more support here at home. SparkPeople San Jose SparkPeople Team Messageboard Any Upcoming 10Ks? Looking to do a 10K in late May or June. Are there any coming up that you have done in the past and you would recommend? Still new to the area and have only done one 5k in the area thus far. Let me know your favorite local area HMs too, as I am hoping to do one towards the end of the year. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 16:16:51 EST Walking, Hiking, Work Out Parters I'm looking for anyone interested in becoming team partners, i.e., motivating and being motivated to exercise, eat right, lose weight, and feel better. I live in San Jose Cambrian Park area and enjoy inside and outside activities. Sun, 7 Dec 2014 18:07:13 EST lrh1 Hi every one I hope your enjoyed this site I like a lot and the encouragement. San Jose cal. Sun, 7 Dec 2014 01:42:48 EST Silicon Valley Turkey Trot Is anyone signing up for the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Downtown San Jose? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I am considering doing the 5K as I have been looking for one. This looks like one large event and I hope I don't find it too confusing/intimidating. I am new to the San Jose area and have not been downtown often. Would love to know a few sparkers might be joining me there. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:50:33 EST Looking for Chair Yoga friends... Hi all! <BR> <BR> I joined SP years ago but never really used it properly until recently when I was told I needed to go on a low sodium diet (yay!) because of swelling in my ankles/feet and high blood pressure. That swelling is gone but I still have arthritic knees that are sore and swollen and creek and moan and pop and crackle when I move. I have been super sedentary my entire life, and have always been overweight or obese (literally since birth); my health, at 42 years old, is starting t... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:52:03 EST first time user Hello to you all. I just ran across sparkspeople this morning and started reading all the good news here. I find this site very encouraging. Thanks to everyone for sharing there success stories. I will be following the sparkspeople site daily. Thanks Thu, 30 May 2013 11:06:16 EST Finally dedicated! Hello all! I moved to San Jose nearly a year ago from the east coast and since moving out here, have had little to no motivation to work out because I've been busy settling into life here. Now that the school year is winding down and I'm fairly settled, I'm looking to get back on track and become the best self I can be. I don't have many friends out here who work out so any motivation is greatly appreciated! :) Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:58:36 EST how about that???? A good one for this city <link><BR>uring-commercials-help-you-eat-less-st<BR>udy-says-yes-and-more/ </link> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:21:34 EST I was WONDERING San Jose is number 3 in population. San Francisco and LA are bigger. <BR> <BR> Therefore, I can't figure out why this group isn't more active. You can see the number of posts is pretty low. <BR> <BR> Does this mean, people either go to a club, or class, and don't get together beyond that. <BR> <BR> Or maybe it's like the rest of Silicon Valley, nobody has time. They are either doing their own thing, working, or running in circles. This area is kinda known for that. <em>38</em> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:05:41 EST New here Hi <BR> I have just joined up and am aiming to lose about 30 lbs. I live in North San Jose and love living in the valley. It is an awesome place to live and I am hoping I can find some locals who can help motivate and inspire me. <BR> I love to run, and workout regularly but my workouts have become so so, and I am finding it hard to push past my comfort zone which obviously means I am not maximizing the chance to workout enough. <BR> I have a lovely 4 year old daughter who I am home wit... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:06:44 EST (FInally) Dedicated Newbie! Hi All! <BR> <BR> I joined the website sometime ago, but after about 10 lbs never really went further than that. I'm finally feeling dedicated and rearing to go! Fri, 8 Mar 2013 10:50:17 EST New to reaching out in community Hi everyone :) Ok i love this site so much and this is my first time writing to reach out to the community. I hope there are people near me that are serious about a healthy lifestyle too <em>334</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 23:13:07 EST Hi San Jose! Anyone around? I just joined today. I am hoping to get info on gyms in the area. I just moved to Evergreen and noticed a Curves near my home. Anyone been there and have thoughts on it? Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:43:57 EST From the top... Hi, <BR> <BR> Almost exactly one year from the last time I posted. Well, whaddya know? <BR> I'm coming back with a new attitude, and a new outlook, and I believe that I'll be more successful than last time. I have yo-yo'd all year, and am still higher up on my totem pole than I'd like. So, take 2. <BR> <BR> I hope to meet new friends this time around... <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 15:00:17 EST Wet winter so far <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <BR> <BR> Last winter was so mild (at least that's how I remember it). This year seems to be a cycle of overcast / rain alternating with very cold at night. <BR> <BR> How are you managing your activity in this inclement weather? <BR> <BR> I'm still walking to and from the gym, but will need to get some rain-proof shoes that are good for walking. My poor running shoes cannot take much more of this. The gym allows me to get in a good workout no matter what t... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 22:37:54 EST Me ... in a SANTA costume? Okay, I have no idea how cheap or dorky it will look. They didn't show pictures of it. But I signed up for the first annual Santa Run Silicon Valley to be done downtown. One option included a $5 Santa costume. <BR> <BR> My DS and DDa always enjoyed Christmas in the Park and we did go to the Downtown Ice a couple times, so supporting those fixtures just seems right. I can't complain about an afternoon 5k either, my last one for 2012. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:40:49 EST Turkey Trot? Anyone else signed up for the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot happening downtown? I bumped myself up to doing a 10k, though I plan to walk it. Hoping to meet or beat a 1:40:00 pace. <BR> <BR> Even if not that Turkey Trot, there are other smaller "races" going on - and what better way to start off a day otherwise likely to be fraught with family drama and food challenges than to get outside and be active? Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:55:17 EST New to to sparkteam, scared, but excited!! Hello all my name is Miriam. Iam new to this site, im a little shy and to be honest a little scared of what is coming my way, but overall im excited to make a change, to creat a new and healthy lifestyle. I am 22yrs young, and overweight, I am ready to change the (overweight) part. Motivation, and making new friends whom share the same goals i do will be greatly appreciated! :) hope to hear from anyone. "YES WE CAN"!!! Tue, 6 Nov 2012 02:14:37 EST New beginnings Hi Everyone, <BR> I haven't used this site in a few years, but I am ready to re-start! Let's do this :) New day, new month, new beginnings... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 13:01:29 EST My first ever blog/ why I was compelled to Share<BR>ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106195 Sat, 20 Oct 2012 21:34:02 EST My first ever blog/ why I was compelled to Share<BR>ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106195 Sat, 20 Oct 2012 21:32:26 EST things to drink / for specific things/<BR>-situation/ Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:58:48 EST Hopefully a start of something great! Hey people and neighbors of San Jose! I am a recent college graduate. After the last 5 years of college, work, being in a committed relationship, and a hoard of animals, it's time to focus on myself! I just joined and am hoping that this site will give me the motivation I need to lose the weight that I've gained from college and life. Time to live a healthier life! Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:26:16 EST Hi! Today is my first day. Can't wait to lose... I am a 28 year old wife and a mother of a 2 year old. I am here to become more motivated to lose weight, exercise and just be healthy. My husband and I are both considerably overweight. We do over indulge in fast food and junk food, over eating is a problem as well. We also do not do many outdoor activities. <BR> We plan on me getting pregnant early next year. Right now I weigh 210 lbs. and I would like to lose about 50 lbs. by the end of February. I really do not want to be unhealthy and ca... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:38:08 EST any ladies from San Jose/ Los Gatos border? I figured that San Jose is a huge city. <BR> <BR> It seems that most of you are in in clubs and classes and the Silicon Valley blur? / perhaps. <BR> <BR> It would be nice to met some of ya, even if we didn't work out. <em>362</em> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 18:52:47 EST Hello San Jo :) I signed up on the site last week, just starting to explore the site and use the trackers this week, so I thought I'd say hi. I live in Luna Park, just north of downtown SJ, so if you're ever looking for a dog-walking partner or bicycle buddy in that area, I'm your gal. :) <BR> <BR> - Ana Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:46:29 EST Hi there. I hope this team is still active? I notice there are no recent post from the team leaders, is this still an active team? :) Tue, 7 Aug 2012 02:58:36 EST if first if you don't suceed, try again Hi, I have 2 friends that I work out on Saturdays. <BR> <BR> I live in the South San Jose area and would like to either work out with a lady between 40-60 or just write online in our mailboxes, to encourage each other to be consistent. <em>381</em> <em>104</em> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:26:10 EST Evening 5k races I'd originally looked at a 5k that was going to be held at Vasona Park (Los Gatos, CA) in September. One thing that made it sound quite interesting was that it was to be held in the evening or "twilight" rather than the wee hours of the morning. Not having to get up at 5 am and be walking fast at 7 or 8 am has a very definite appeal to this night owl. (Just looked it up - apparently it has been cancelled.) <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> But I hadn't signed up yet and was looking up bl... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 01:10:31 EST Finding 5k races to walk I did three 5k races in 2011, two real (Oktoberfest in Campbell, CA and the Turkey Trot in San Jose, CA) and one virtual race here on SparkPeople. I was out of commission for quite a while letting my foot recover after pushing my speed too soon caused me trouble. <BR> <BR> Well, I'm back to walking that much distance with minimum trouble - and looking for 5k races that are either local or easy to get to via public transportation. My goal is to do at least one 5k distance every month for th... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 21:59:08 EST Staying active in San Jose I think we're incredibly lucky here. No matter what our activity level, no matter what activity we choose, we can reach just about anything within a few hours if it's not available right where we are. <BR> <BR> We have sidewalks in most areas with trees galore, a variety of parks and historic homes for scenery. There's gyms galore, running shoe stores, exercise equipment stores, garage sales to pick up other's used equipment, community centers. We can drive to the snow for skiing, the oce... Wed, 30 May 2012 15:29:29 EST Newbie Hello all my name is Natasha and I'm new to this site. So far I'm a bit overwhelmed with the site not really sure how to use it just yet. However I'm trying to lose about 100lbs so if any member has any great tips I'm more than eager to hear them. Are there any groups that meet in San Jose to do group workouts? Wed, 2 May 2012 14:45:19 EST new here and lookin for buddies north SJ milpitas I am looking for friends to join me on my wieghtloss journey! Motivation, sharing what works and what does'nt, food finds, mutual goals, and activities we can plan to do individually or as a group. Please let me know! <BR> Jen Wed, 2 May 2012 04:03:40 EST Starting Out Hi all, I'm Karin and I started my new lifestyle last week at 220lbs. I weighed myself this morning and I've lost 2lbs. so far. I set a small goal for myself of 200lbs. After I reach my goal, I'll set another. <BR> <BR> I'm 30 years old and with my husband welcomed our first baby 5 months ago. She's such a sweetheart and I couldn't imagine doing this if she wasn't such an "easy" baby. I want to lose my weight for the longterm, I don't want my baby girl seeing me heavy and always worrying abo... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:09:15 EST Evergreen San Jose buddies Hi, I am a new member looking to lose some and do it right! <BR> <BR> i am looking for a buddy in the evergreen san jose area who can be an accountability partner and we can be motivators for each other to exercise eat right. please conect with me privately on Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:47:55 EST Workout/Acc ountability Partner Hello all, <BR> <BR> I live in West San Jose and am looking for another woman to either walk with or meet up with at the Right Stuff Hym in Campbell. If you are interested, email me at Sat, 14 Apr 2012 00:04:29 EST Need a running partner ASAP Hey everyone!! <BR> <BR> I'm in need of a running partner. I need someone who will push me to go 100%. I need someone who wants to work up to long distances or is already there. I need someone who I can count on to keep my accountable. I'm willing to run almost anywhere. Please let me know!!! Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:55:51 EST Hi!!! : ) I am new to this site and am not sure yet quite how to do anything on it. Well, I joined last year, but then forgot about it. I am trying to get motivated after a long period of being just lost in my constant struggle with my weight. I am engaged and want to lose weight for my wedding. But more importantly, I want to lose weight so I can walk out of my house and be comfortable outside and around people. I have never been this overweight in my life, and just putting on clothes and going t... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 03:25:19 EST The Challenge for March With so many local events coming up. I challenge you all to go and find something out of your comfort zone. Do you normally do a 5K do a 10K, do you ride a bike 45 miles do a 100K, or have you never done one, then do one. Go out a challenge yourself : ) <em>185</em> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:54:52 EST An Angel Today just a little while ago as a matter of fact I left work and decided to head to Trader Joe's off Coleman bought my items I parked far on purpose of coarse. I spotted a man next to may car looking at it like he was studying the model, He was asian my car American made Mercury I figure he's never had a good look at a Mercury before :) he tells me my right tire looks low a say hello and I walk over to the passengers side and inspect my wheel and to my surprise it is low and I look closer a... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 18:05:29 EST San Jose Team Challenge for Feb 2012 Starting Jan 30 - Mar 3 <BR> That's five full weeks to kick some butt : ) <BR> Workout 4 days a week for at least 40 minutes. However you can do it, 15 here, 20 there, 5 later what ever it takes. I know we are all busy but we have some incredible weather here in SJ, our main excuse is plain laziness : )) Post a checkerflag icon when you get your weekly goal of 4 days. There are 7,134 of us strong : ) <BR> <BR> I promise if you stick to this for 5 weeks you' re going feel great and look l... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:25:45 EST joined the new gym anyone else joined family fitness in the gould center? just waiting for the grand opening. Mon, 2 Jan 2012 16:22:08 EST Form Work Out Team -- Campbell Community Center Anyone interested in meeting 1 - 3 nights each week at the Campbell Community Center track to help get our new year off to a good start? I'm determined to lose my excess pounds and get in better shape in 2012! Wed, 28 Dec 2011 22:21:20 EST EVERGREEN sAN jOSE Exercise buddy Hi I am a 30 year old mom of toddler who just turned two today. my goal is to get fit (lose about 30 pounds and stay healthy) before our second.. <BR> <BR> Anyone from evergreen area interested as a exercise buddy? <BR> please unicast me Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:09:48 EST December 2011 goals == December Goals== <BR> <BR> 1) Weight stably at or below 225. <BR> 2) Get wrist and ankle weights from storage - use them to add some resistance to ST. <BR> 3) More new recipes tried out - at least three <BR> 4) Increase my protein consumption <BR> <BR> The protein and the recipe ones I hope to combine together. I've been just barely getting my protein in some days and would really rather see it on the high end. I walk and do strength training regularly, so my muscles need the prote... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 01:27:57 EST November 2011 Goals October went well, so right into November goals: <BR> <BR> 1) Weight stably below 235, possibly hitting 230 (but not failure if it doesn't) <BR> 2) Menu planner used at least one full week (as in planned ahead, shopped for, and eaten) <BR> 3) Recipe book to "Microwave for One" found and at least two recipes used <BR> 4) Trick or Treat Trot in 48m or less, Turkey Trot in 45m or less (17m mile is "easy" now) <BR> 5) Keep on Sparking Sun, 30 Oct 2011 16:10:32 EST Almaden Valley Turkey Run Less crowded FREE Almaden Valley Thanksgiving Day Turkey 5K/10K Run & Shoe Drive <BR> Leland High School (Corner of Camden Ave. & Via Valiente) • Thursday, November 25, 2010, 8:30-10:00am. <BR> <BR> AVRTR, Inc is donating new/lightly used/still very usable running shoes to <BR> <BR> Race info & registration: <BR> <BR> <BR> Note: AVRTR, Inc., is a non-profit company organized to foster community commitment to health and personal welfare, communit... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:24:44 EST Another 5k (10k also) to check out Silicon Valley Turkey Trot is coming up on 24 November 2011. It supports three Charities, including the Second Harvest Food Bank. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What a great way to start a day of Thanksgiving! Hope to see some of you out there. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:20:20 EST Ready to start Hi. My name is Jen. I am a 28 year old overweight female. I hate that word. Overweight. But it's reality and I am here to either change the reality or change my perception of it...whichever comes first. The only way to get where I want to go is to start so here I am, ready to start. I am here because I need help. I don't have much support at home so I am in this on my own. I have done the whole diet and exercise thing too many times before and I have failed most times. I am looking for tips, ... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 21:43:33 EST Mindful Eating Support Group in SJ area Hello all, <BR> <BR> Don't know if anyone here is familiar with mindful/intuitive eating or the book "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat" by Dr. Michelle May. I just purchased it and started reading it because I joined a support group based on the book that meets in the San Jose area. The group's members will address the underlying issues of emotional eating based on principles in the book. If anyone is interested, membership is free:<BR>lle-M... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 16:31:02 EST Anyone else signed up for Oktoberfest 5k? No, I won't be keeping up with the runners by any means, but just curious if anyone else has signed up for it. <BR> <BR> I absolutely love walking along the Los Gatos Creek Trail - having grown up with that the major park near home. Used to bike and or roller-blade the same trail in past years. (I do wish it was a little better kept up, especially the mini-workouts along the way that have fallen into disrepair.) Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:02:48 EST October 2011 Goals Yes, I see that the Forum says 2009, but I'm ignoring that and setting monthly challenges for the future rather than the past. ^_~ <BR> <BR> So, this is my second week taking this journey and SP seriously will end as October begins. I gave myself these two weeks to track and plan without really having any goals set at all. Usually I have kept my weight loss / fitness goals vague and out there. Now I'm going to try setting very real goals. <BR> <BR> 1) My fourth week of the 5k walk trai... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 14:37:30 EST Born and raised in Silicon Valley Hola, folks. Not terribly sure how active I'll be with this team, but trying to force myself out of a shell. <BR> <BR> Born in San Jose on May Lane, grew up in San Jose, Campbell, and Santa Clara. I've lived outside of those three cities only 4 months of my life (Brooklyn, NY) so far. Absolutely love our weather. It beats just about anywhere else I've ever visited. <BR> <BR> Said weather makes it easy to plan spontaneous walks - something I hope to include in my fitness regularly. Sat, 17 Sep 2011 23:34:05 EST Born and raised in San Jose I've been active on SP since Aug 1st but have been hanging out with the .over 50's that have 50 to 99 ponds to lose. They didn't have a wayyy over 50's or I don't know of any. My 64th birthday is coming up soon so if there is anybody that has questions about the old days in San Jose ask away, or if anyone here is about my age and grew up in San Jose PM me and we can talk about the good old days. I was born in the Burbank area and lived my early childhood on Schiele street and went to Hester E... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 13:44:07 EST New to this Hello Everyone! I'm new to this. Don't usually do message boards or social media stuff. I'm sorry if I'm awkward at this! :) I decided to take control and get the extra weight off so I can be healthy and play with my kids. I beleive loosing the extra 58 pounds I'm carrying will help out with my MS as well. My goal is to be a healthy example to my two boys! I've half heartedly tried every diet and program known to man/woman, now I need to make the commitment to a better life for me!! Wish me l... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:58:16 EST Controling my Salt Intake Hi all,just got released from hospital, diaginosed with congential heart desease. I must control my salt intake to less then 1500mg/day, does anyone have a daily intake chart I might use? Sun, 7 Aug 2011 19:42:52 EST Hello San Jose! I'm new. Hi! I just joined a few days ago. Exploring the site with so much info and great tools, tracking food, learning to get into daily workout routine. Hmm... I don't like the word "routine", I like the word "fun" better. Ok, workout fun then! <BR> <BR> I have 70 lbs to lose and it's quite a journey ahead of me. I feel like I'm more determined than ever before to get to my goal, and to enjoy the process, too! <BR> <BR> Please, let me know if there are C25K people out there, running/biking grou... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 17:49:06 EST accountability partner I was trying to find a female in San Jose, that would either ask one nother what we accomplished during the week/ or if they want to walk together. Soth San Jose area. Wed, 3 Aug 2011 23:51:36 EST Starting over, again! Hi, my name is Lani, I am 46 years old and the mom to 3 adult kids--27, 22 and 18. I also have a 3 year old grand-daughter. I have lived in the Blossom Valley area of South San Jose for most of my life and am always looking for local buddies to help keep me motivated. I have been overweight for most of my adult life and really want to be healthy before I'm 50. I have tried over and over again to lose but I always gain it back. I was in the best shape of my life about 7 years ago when I d... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 03:51:35 EST Just joined My friend (who lives on the East Coast) woke me up at 7 this morning telling me that she'd just joined SP so here I am! I'm in south SJ. I used to eat healthy and exercise but then I went back to school and well.... here I am!!! I'll be working on getting back to eating better, not overeating, and, of course, exercise -- a lot of weight needs to come off. I've started walking my dogs (with spurts of running hehe) and doing some aerobic exercises at home, considering buying a stationary bike. ... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 15:34:10 EST Brand spankin' new. Hello, all. Another San Jose-ian here. I just joined this website, mostly to see if it'd help motivate me more to be a part of a community. I've been overweight probably 9-10 years of my life, and never followed through with any plan to get back down to a healthy weight. I've got type 1 diabetes as well, which always makes it a bit more of a hassle, but not too much, seeing as I've had it so long that it's normality now. So are there meet-ups, or anything of the like? Sat, 4 Jun 2011 20:32:40 EST Local summer events to try Hi San Jose the summer is about here and there are some great events to keep everyone in shape. Is anyone doing any of them. I'm going to be doing the splash n dash at the Uvas Reservoir which is a 2 mile swim and 6 mile run there is a also a 1 mile swim and 3 mile run version I think there are a few also at stevens creek reservoir. I am also thinking about doing the Silicon Valley International Triathlon 6/12 or the Tour de Peninsula Aug 7th a 20 mile, 31 or 63 miles. June 26th is a 5 or 10... Wed, 25 May 2011 11:33:18 EST I just joined and... I was goggling and trying to find an exercise partner/ and / or someone to motivate each other ( and encourage each other to shick to it). <BR> <BR> My sweet sister ( in whom I am sending an invitation/ got me inspired). She has lost 35 lbs on the SouthBeach diet ). <BR> <BR> I'll don't need to lose alot, but want to tone down my tummy and hips. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Basicly, I need to get back into exercise and fitness and became bored with it. <BR> <BR> I live in the 95124 zip co... Mon, 16 May 2011 14:15:15 EST Summer goals What is everyone doing for summer goals ? Do you have any exercise events for the summer or fitness goals ? Fri, 6 May 2011 10:59:13 EST Did anyone attend Branham High School? I graduated from Branham in 1985 and wonder if any of my class mates are here. I live in Colorado now since the end of 2004, but you know what they say about being home sick. I miss the valley and my city by the bay... the South Bay! I grew up close to the border of Los Gatos and Campbell. Actually, right by the 85 and Branham... any way, just looking for some hometown buddies. Mon, 28 Mar 2011 23:24:24 EST Hey there everyone! My name is Izzy i'm 23 & I just started my page wanted to say hello! <BR> I love to make new friends & am always looking for a work out friend! <BR> <BR> I hope everyones doing great! <BR> <BR> -Izztastic <BR> Wed, 16 Feb 2011 04:36:12 EST hello I just turned 33. Been struggling with my weight since after high school. I joined 24 hour fitness but I need to go more often. I would be happy to be the weight I was in high school, 160 -180. BMI charts say I should be 109-125. <BR> <BR> I like doing wii fit and riding my bike. Sun, 6 Feb 2011 07:22:35 EST Hi my Peeps! Hi there I wanted to say Hi to everyone and hopefully soon I will be able to navigate myself around this site. I am on my final leg of the race and need that extra motivation to get me going I hope to find that here. Sat, 29 Jan 2011 23:42:23 EST Back again :-) Ciao, <BR> My name is Christine and I'm an Italian born in Northern California. I did spark people in high school ~ college to keep my weight down and avoid the freshmen 15. Now that I'm 30 I find that I'm so overwhelmed with diet info that I really need to get back to the basics (and lose the 22lbs I've gained since college) so I'm back. I did weight watchers for a few months but found that I hate calculating points, daily points, weekly points, activity points... I started losing my mind... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 14:47:02 EST seeking workout buddies in northwest San Jose Hi all, <BR> I'm located north of Los Gatos, west of Campbell. I love outdoor workouts - hiking, bicycling, walking, and have developed a few routes for these. Also love gardening. Love sparkpeople for the indoor workouts when the weather is cold/severe. Would love to find buddies to share motivation/inspiration as well, and healthy-oriented social activities. Anyone else in this area interested? thanks in advance, Tracy Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:36:17 EST Hi guys! Can someone clue me in a bit? I'm really excited there are so many people from SJ here. I'm brand new at this site and want to make new friends to work out and stay motivated with. Can someone give me some pointers as to what the goals of the group are as individuals and collectively? Are there events held? etc etc. Looking forward to participating! <BR> <BR> Cheers! <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 15:18:28 EST Hi everyone! I'm supernew at this! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Laura and I'm really excited to get back on track. I'd really like a workout girl friend who can motivate me to get my butt off the couch, help me when I'm craving some terrible greasy and yet so great cheese enchiladas and go the the gym with me. I'm enrolled in 24 hr fitness so any girl who wants to work out with moi, you're welcome to join me. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to changing my life for the better. Cheers! <em>213</em> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 14:21:37 EST New here... Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm just starting out here at Spark People and am hoping to find some local and online support for my health goals. I hope I can find the impetus I need here to get what I need and be successful. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> J Mon, 6 Dec 2010 23:59:39 EST Brand New Here Hello all, <BR> <BR> Like the title says, I'm brand new here. I've been working at losing weight for awhile now, and while I have been losing it slowly, I decided that I needed something with more structure and accountability than just trying to do it on my own, so here I am. I'm stuck at home today sick, so I figure now was as good a time to join as ever. <BR> <BR> A little about me, I'm 25 years old, and I've been overweight all my life. I'm at the point where I just want to feel att... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 14:36:36 EST Holiday Challenges What are we all doing to stay fit until Jan 1st. I have to put goals out there otherwise I HIBERNATE, not good. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 11:30:08 EST Fitness minutes Since we have about 6.5 more weeks of this year I was wondering how many of us are on track. I for one am 1000 fitness points away. I'm pretty sure I can do it. How about you? <em>105</em> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 11:20:00 EST Starting over fresh I’ve been a member of SparkPeople for almost 4 years. I had lost a lot of weight on Weight Watchers (a LOT of weight; I was literally less than half my starting weight when I finished), and I’ve since gained it all back, plus an additional twenty pounds for added fun. I’ve lost and gained weight on SparkPeople, but some things have happened recently – health issues for the people around me – that make me feel more committed to doing it than ever before. <BR> <BR> I know it’s goi... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 15:47:03 EST Group Support Good afternoon all! <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone knew of a support group here locally that I can attend? I need to sign up for a support group that is not internet based. Any information will be greatly appreciated! <BR> <BR> Thanks so much! <BR> Mailyn Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:13:39 EST Looking for a work out buddy in Downtown San Jose! Hey everyone!!! <BR> <BR> I am looking for a buddy to work out with. I hate working out alone. I work 8-5 so night work outs are better. I am just starting out so nothing too extreme .. yet :) Please let me know if you would like to be that person!!! <em>332</em> Tue, 9 Nov 2010 17:21:02 EST New on the SparkPeople Block Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am very happy to be introduced to this program by my sister as she said I am very detailed oriented and this program will be very good for me. I signed in and have been learning alot especially when I fill out my Nutrition portion each day, I am struggling a bit with meeting my goals, most times I am under my calories but over in my fat section. I am working to balance out my meals. I also started back with my gym again 3 times a week, so it is good all over for m... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 21:17:58 EST San Jose Rock 'n' Roll half marathon Hi everybody, <BR> I registered to run the San Jose Rock 'n' Roll half marathon! It'll actually be my first race ever. I was just wondering if anyone else was going to run. I'd love to meet you there! <BR> Camy Mon, 13 Sep 2010 02:34:32 EST Intruduction - Joe Hello everyone. I don't have a ton of weight to lose at this point, but I just wanted to try something different, and I've heard great things about SparkPeople, so I thought I'd give it a try. I've most recently been doing Weight Watchers online, off an on for a few years, and have kept my weight fairly steady, with minor ups and downs. <BR> <BR> I weighed 225 about 12 years ago, brought it down over the course of about a year to about 175, using "The Hacker's Diet", which is basically a c... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 16:38:04 EST New Start I just got recently married and with the promise of a new family I made one to better myself as much as possible. I am a 25 year old who has survived depression and a family that is not so sane. My goal is to make a fresh start out of who I am what I wish to become. <BR> <BR> Elle Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:39:50 EST Campbell track? Anyone interested in walking the public Campbell track on Mondays and/or Thursdays around 7:30-8:00ish? I'm a little on the slower side cause I'm a big girl with a lot to lose, but it would be fun to meet people and have a walking buddy. Sun, 8 Aug 2010 12:26:53 EST Any one interested in a race? Curious if any of you are currently going to run in the San Jose - Race To The End Of Summer event. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Would anyone like to join me? I was thinking of signing up. Tue, 27 Jul 2010 18:08:11 EST Hi I'm a new Sparkperson:) Hello i've just joined sparkpeople ,and I'm happy to be a part of such a great community. Thu, 22 Jul 2010 16:21:59 EST In the Beginning This isn't the first time I've tried to lose weight, and like many people, I've been temporarily successful, even maintaining for a few years at a time. However, it's become harder over the years, and now my weight is making it hard to enjoy a lot of my favorite activities--hiking on hilly trails, biking, even getting up off the floor are difficult. <BR> <BR> I'll be 50 next May, and I want to meet that milestone in great health, ready for an active and fun chapter of my life. I love my da... Sat, 17 Jul 2010 16:36:06 EST Anyone going to San Jose Bike Party this Friday? Just seeing who's going to the monthly bike party! <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 14 Jul 2010 04:29:31 EST Good Evening, San Jose! Hi, I just joined this site today. I need to lose weight to get my high blood pressure and pre-diabetes under control. I'm a 50-something woman, who has a very sedentary job. In other words I sit on my butt all day long. I need to start moving! Hope to get to know you all as I move down this new road for me. Wed, 14 Jul 2010 01:07:14 EST Rude awakening Denial is a power force. I'll keep this short and sweet..I kicked Heroin a year ago and have put on about 100 pounds. I have been sober since March 25th, 09 I know this isn't that kind of board but it is important too me, I use food as a coping tool. Anyways, went to the doctors today for the first time in 7 yrs and his words hit me very hard. He suggested I join this site. I look forward to the support thank you. Fri, 9 Jul 2010 23:49:59 EST hi im robyn. what I am going through. <BR> <BR> It would be nice to meet potential walking partners, gym buddies, learn healthy recipes? <BR> <BR> I also have a dog if anyone want to go on walks and hikes with their dog. <BR> <BR> But anyways. Hi everyone. Wed, 16 Jun 2010 03:35:03 EST Walking buddy - Santa Theresa Area Looking for a walking buddy after work who lives in the Santa Theresa area. Need someone to motivate me & challenge to show up! Mon, 7 Jun 2010 09:30:05 EST Amanda Jimenez Hello, my name is Amanda. I am 21 years old, and I am a very active person. However, I need to work on eating healthier and a little less. My goal is to loose 12 Pounds by July 20th, i would like to be at 118 pounds. I am very excited to become a part of this community and I am very excited to start my new, healtheir life. Sun, 6 Jun 2010 18:25:34 EST I am new to this program. My name is Sandra I am excited I found this site. I look foward to reaching my goal slowly. Mon, 31 May 2010 21:12:35 EST greetings! been on this site before...actually a few times, on and off. this time, i want to stay "on". i'm at a point in my life where i feel this motivation and need to change, change for better health and an even happier me :). i hope to "meet" inspiring and encouraging individuals, who can give me words of encouragement and support to help me with my change. :) best wishes to all! Tue, 25 May 2010 01:50:47 EST Moved to San Jose.. Hi vereybody, <BR> I moved to San Jose last week. I have been on SP for an year but have been inactive since past few months. Finally I want to get started with my exercise and outdoor activities. <BR> I live close to San Jose Downtown and would like to have buddies for hiking and other outdoor activities.. <BR> <BR> Excited to be a part of this team! Sun, 23 May 2010 19:15:34 EST Walking Buddies Hi fellow San Jose'ians???? does that sound right??? lol <BR> Im looking for a walking buddy or buddies. I go walking around my neighborhood but going on my own os just boring. I found that if Im chatting with someone, I walk alot longer thatn if im on my own. <BR> Leave me a message if your intrested. Im just starting out so nothing crazy just yet. :) <BR> thanks <BR> Mandi Thu, 20 May 2010 14:36:17 EST Anyone want to train for the Silicon Valley Half? I would love to either train together in person or on line - just to get some motivation. I've done two halfs so I can help coach if you have never done one and help you determine a training plan that is right for you. If you've run before, I'm happy to just share training tips and tricks and get them in return. <BR> <BR> Anyone interested? Sun, 16 May 2010 19:00:37 EST Pacific Grove Triathlon, come along, i'll be fun! I decided I needed some serious motivation, so I came out of Team and Training "retirement" and signed up for the Pacific Grove olympic distance triathlon. God help me! I haven't been doing anything consistently but eating for the last 5 years, since i did my last tri. I've started cycling once a week, one longish ride (20 miles) and my butt has some serious complaints! Next week we shall introduce SWIMMING. Pray for me I don't drown. Official team kicks off the end of May and the race isn't... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 11:49:09 EST HELLO SAN JOSE! I am new on this site.. Today i just started my new weight loss program.. I need to loose 40 lbs by Nov. I live in Downtown San Jose and love it. I can walk to my gym! cant wait to meet people! Tue, 27 Apr 2010 01:48:22 EST Moving to San Jose in June Very excited! Will be busy, but would love to connect with Sparkers in San Jose, especially for outdoor activities. I have thus far only been an online Sparker, but would love to find some Spark Buddies. I love to hike, am a vegetarian, and want to continue to improve my cycling skills, both mountain and road. I will be an intern at Valley Medical Center, so if there are any exercise buddies there, that would be great! <BR> Hope to meet you all soon! <BR> Jess Sun, 25 Apr 2010 15:01:29 EST Hello Hi, I'm Julie. 34 (still getting used to that number). Mother of 2. My weight has just been on a steady climb this year. I'm having trouble stopping it. Feeling a bit out of control. I have the ambitous goal of losing 15 lbs. A little scared and not sure if I have ability to pull this off. <BR> Fri, 16 Apr 2010 17:52:06 EST Old but new, Hi, I'm looking for someone with type 2 diabetes that lives around White and Maybury area to work with. <em>56</em> Thu, 15 Apr 2010 04:24:10 EST Hi, I am 65 and every week-end I am a mommy again. I have 2 grand-children that I was raising by myself until a couple of years ago when my daughter (the kids aunt) stepped in to help because I was too ill to do it on my <BR> own any longer. So now I only have them on week-ends and I can go to the doctor I couldn't do that before and I neglected my health. Anyway...that is what I am going to do now, I am going to try to take better care of my health... <BR> umm cancel that.... I am not going t... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 18:41:53 EST San Francisco Giants Team! Hey all you silcon valley sparkers...I know you love your champion San Jose Giants...and I wanted to invite you to join my newly created San Francisco Giants team! I was sparked to make it since I found there was a Dodger team (with only 3 members) and my competitive spirit told me to BEAT LA! <BR> So come join me in talking about baseball, fitness, nurtition, and maybe one day we will all have to go to a game! Mon, 12 Apr 2010 15:26:43 EST San Jose Walkers Unite! Who would like to go for regular "daily" walks? I have two large dogs, and two legs! They all need exercise! I am in Almaden... Quicksilver Park and Santa Teresa Park are VERY close! What's your suggestion??? Now that the weather is getting better (well, not today, but SOON!) LET'S do it!!! Great way to get exercise and lose weight! I'm new to Spark People, but am highly motivated to lose my 28 pounds! Help me! Walk with me!! Sun, 11 Apr 2010 23:45:35 EST Re-Start/R -motivated Hello all, <BR> Well I signed up here about a year ago. Though I didnt actually start using it on a daily basis until a few months down the line. I was doing very well dropping 1-2 pounds a week, counting all my calories, and eating healthier. BUT THEN holidays came and I tried to keep my head out of the oh so many munchies...and then kept saying ill get back on track on monday...well yup you guessed that monday never came. UNTIL now. Im finally going to finish what i started and keep going o... Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:49:19 EST new here Hello everyone, I'm new to Spark People and trying to figure out how it works.........I need to loose 30-35 lbs post pregnancy wt........I have a friends wedding comin up this May....I would be glad to have a friend/buddy whom I can talk , share and motivate each other ...........Thank you all........ Mon, 22 Mar 2010 03:04:15 EST Bay to Breakers team Did you know that there is a Bay to Breakers team forming? There is... If you are interested in representing Spark People in the B2B 12K contact <link><BR>SKITTKITT </link> <BR> Mrs KittKitt is organizing it. <BR> We get a group discount when registering - there will be walkers, walk/jog, and runner groups participating. We still need a few more to get the team discount - join us if you are thinking of doing the 12K in San Francisco on May 16. Sat, 20 Mar 2010 13:04:15 EST Get your Vitamin D The best thing you can do for yourself is make sure you are getting a little sun. It cheers you up and it's actually good for you to get that Vitamin D. So go out and enjoy this GORGEOUS San Jose weather. <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> Happy St. Patrick's Day! <em>137</em> Wed, 17 Mar 2010 10:23:09 EST New to Sparkpeople I've been using the site for about a week and I like it a lot so far. Trying to lose weight gained from some medication I'm taking, but want to lose weight safely- not on a crash diet... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 21:40:16 EST hi hi my name is patty in i just want to lose some pounds cuz i know da i'm over weigth. i i love animals i'm living w/ my boyfriend i'm friendly. Wed, 17 Feb 2010 23:08:50 EST Newbie-I live in SJ downtown,need walk partner ;) Hi~! <BR> <BR> swm, 48, need a walking partner and/or someone to connect with to encourage and inspire each other.. <BR> <BR> John Mon, 15 Feb 2010 23:01:39 EST New here! But not new to Sparkpeople :) I just logged back after a year of inactivity and and extra 10 pounds packed on. I'm nearing the end of my 20s, so it's TIME to really commit to living a healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I hope to gain support by joining this wonderful group. Thanks for having me! Tue, 9 Feb 2010 18:12:17 EST Real Produce in Almaden Plaza I've been going to this great little produce store in Almaden plaza. Some of the fruits are outdoors. It's in the huge plaza with Costco. It's to the left of Costco, close to Starbucks and right next to Carter's (baby clothes store) and Trader's Joe. <BR> <BR> It's certified organic and really affordable. They usually have some items on sale every week. For instance one week I got a huge bag of washed, cut up, vaccuum sealed romaine lettuce for only 50 cents to eat salad for the entir... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 11:17:29 EST Started a Redwood City Team I'm hoping that once we have more than a couple of team members, we might be able to organize weekend walks or other activities. Anyway, if there are any of you that live in or near Redwood City, I started a new Team: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=40357 </link> <BR> Sat, 6 Feb 2010 15:27:05 EST Workout buddy for 24 Hours at Santa Teresa Is there anyone out there who frequents the 24 Hours at Santa Teresa in the evenings? We don't necessarily have to work out together, but maybe just make plans to meet up there around the same time to hold each other accountable. Or I'm also open to stroller walking on the weekends on a local track or trail. Fri, 5 Feb 2010 18:22:59 EST Hello, I'm new here! I live near Mckee and White. Anyone in this area Wed, 3 Feb 2010 18:55:46 EST Brand New Member Hello Fellow San Jose SparkPeople <BR> My sister who is a member suggested I give this a try. She really enjoys meeting members and going for walks. I am an outdoor person,so outdoor walks would really interest me. Would really enjoy hearing from other members regarding tips for recipes and exercise programs that really work. <BR> To All have a great week, <BR> Treehugger1001 Tue, 26 Jan 2010 22:55:36 EST Hello Fellow Spark People..........=) Just a quick hello from a brand new member. I like many are trying to loose some weights but above that i want to feel good about myself. I am a single mom of two, love my job and am trying my best to get it all done. I have been really down lately and thought that finding a place where I can "let it all out" even if no one is listening would help me to acheive the goals I have for myself. So that is where I am at and why I decided to join. Thank you for reading and I hope to meet some great ... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 22:27:28 EST hey there =) So I'm new to this site, my name is Amelia, im 25 and have had issues with my weight my whole life. It sounds like this place has a lot to offer and im excited to use it all =) its nice to meet you all! Thu, 14 Jan 2010 02:53:42 EST New Today :-) Hey there :) <BR> I’m 23 years old and live in San Jose CA. I have been on and off diets since high school, but overweight most of my life. Each time I started a new diet I would see my total loss as my goal. But as each diet failed my goal got farther and farther away. A scanty 50 lb to loose somehow became 150! How did I let this happen? I got the wake up call from the Dr. today,,, loose weight or start meds for blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and probable diabetes. Today I star... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 20:14:40 EST Greetings!! Greetings Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just joined this site. <BR> <BR> I live in South San Jose and have the last bit of my baby weight to loose (my wonderful baby boy is almost 11 months old). I also want to firm up and become more fit. My biggest struggle right now is finding time to exercise. My husband and I both work full time in San Francisco. I belong to the Y but I hate to take the little dude to daycare there after he has been in day care all day. I'm going to try to at the minimum do a ... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 15:15:59 EST I hate January I have always hated January. When I live back east, I hated it because it meant cold and gray days stretching out in front of me. Now I live in a mild climate and sunny day are common but I still hate January because it is boring. Life goes back to just going through the motions until the kick in of spring fever. No matter where I live or how sunny the days are, January is still a hump I need to get over. Tincture of time cures all Sun, 3 Jan 2010 13:51:45 EST Hi from Downtown! Any ClubOne Skyport members? Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Nicole, I live in the Downtown/Japantown part of SJ. Just joined SparkPeople a few minutes ago. Looking forward to 2010 being my best fitness year ever. <BR> <BR> Anybody a member at ClubOne Skyport that might be interested in being fitness buddies with me? I'm horrible at accountability and motivation, unless I have someone forcing me to do it. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know everyone! Wed, 30 Dec 2009 17:16:33 EST Getting stronger Hi, <BR> I started using SparkPeople about 3 weeks ago. Tracking food and exercise really helps me stay closer to on track. I'm getting much stronger, but still struggling to take many pounds off. If I can get through the holidays with about a 2-lb loss, that will be a positive start for the New Year. I'm 66, work 40+ hours per work, eat out a lot, don't always sleep well, have a lot of energy, but usually tired when I come home. Determined to get my 37-year-old body back before my high s... Sun, 13 Dec 2009 13:51:57 EST NEW MEMBER OF THE SPARKPEOPLE COMMUNITY. HELLO, I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE MYSELF. <BR> MY NAME IS LIZETH GARCIA AND MY GOAL IS TO LOSE 150,I PLAN TO LOSE THE WIGHT THE SAFE AND HEALTHY WAY WITH THE HELP OF THE SPARKPEOPLE. MY INTEREST ARE DANCING AND SINGING. THE REASON I DECIDED TO JOIN THE SITE IS BECAUSE I WANT A HEALTHY LONG LIFE AND I WANT TO HAVE A FAMILY OF MY OWN SOMEDAY. I JUST HOPE WE CAN ALL HELP EACH OTHER ACHIEVE OUR GOALS. <BR> <BR> LIZETHGARCIA. Sun, 29 Nov 2009 06:14:55 EST New Member Hello and thank you for all the welcome messages!! <BR> <BR> My goals are to lose 15lbs, lower my blood presure and change some eating habits. I enjoy the gym and have just recently started pilates. <BR> I joined on my new doctors request and I'm hoping with support, I will accomplish my goals. <BR> <BR> Thank you Mon, 23 Nov 2009 13:28:56 EST new to san jose team-Downtown Bally member I am looking for a buddy to join me at the gym in downtown Bally's. I just moved back to San Jose and don't know too many people. I definitely need the the motivation. Hope to meet members soon!!! Mon, 16 Nov 2009 04:02:52 EST Here we go again! Newbie... Hi everyone! Newbie: joined in July, but didn't actually start 'till last Sunday. I think it's great to have a SJ community of support! Hope we can 'keep each other company' as we embark on our weight loss and healthy living journey! :) Fri, 13 Nov 2009 11:52:05 EST 24hour Fitness in Milpitas? Does anyone work out at the 24hour Fitness in Milpitas? I'm trying to go there 4 days a week for 1 hour a day (30 minutes weight training and 30 min cardio). I sure could use a workout buddy to help with motivation... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 02:49:25 EST HELLO PEEPS! My name is Jennifer and I am a 22 year old stay at home mom! My son is 19 months and he loves to run around! I get a lot of excercise just by chasing him! I would love ideas for active things I can do with my son! This year I did the 40 mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer! I really enjoyed it and am planning to walk again next year! Thu, 29 Oct 2009 12:40:25 EST New To SJ & this site. <BR> <BR> I've joined this site because in high school I was always in really good shape, now, a sophomore in college, I'm 20lbs heavier which is something I'm definitely not a fan of. I'm currently 133lbs but would like to get down to at least 110lbs. I have a passion for health & fitness and plan to get a career in Kinesiology involving health & fitness. I wanted a way to log my process and I feel this would be a great way to do so and maybe find others who're interested in d... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 04:32:09 EST Bicycle Diaries Hello I am 29. I am jack's revenge. My reason for doing this is to help jump start my own fitness attempts and build on my own resolve. I desire to re-claim my lost pant sizes and get back to feeling healthier. As someone with high blood pressure, It is my goal to not use meds if possible. Perhaps getting back in shape is a means to do this, if not then kudos to me. <BR> <BR> And in my adult life, I have re-discovered my love of the bicycle. Wed, 7 Oct 2009 17:25:01 EST Julie frustrated with weight I am a 41 year old mother of 2 young adults. I am looking for a safe way to lose weight. I would prefer talking with someone with experience in managing calorie intake. If someone can help me please email soon. Mon, 5 Oct 2009 10:57:34 EST Moving back to SJ... I am trying to move back to SJ(downtown, preferably) from Tracy and am wondering if anyone out there may have some good leads on apartments/homes for rent? <BR> Thanks! Mon, 28 Sep 2009 12:48:42 EST Hello there from Lake Almaden! Hi Sparkies!! <BR> <BR> I live across the street from the beautiful Lake Almaden, wonderful place to take a nice walk right before the sun sets behind the hills. I started my "Biggest Winner" program on September 14th at Yahoo!, where I currently work. It took me one whole week to lose 2.2 pounds, but that is a great start for someone with Adrenal Fatigue! I found out I was Hypothyroid in 2005 and was recently diagnosed with A.F.. My goal is to lose over 50 lbs and get back to where I used t... Sat, 26 Sep 2009 04:51:38 EST Hello from around the HP Pavillion hi there! <BR> <BR> I just joined per request of a sister back home in Minnesota. <BR> <BR> My name is Meg and I'm looking to take off about 30-40lbs, but my first goal is 11lbs by early-mid November! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hi! <BR> <BR> Does anyone ever get together to work out? Fri, 25 Sep 2009 19:47:48 EST Silvercreek area? Hi guys, <BR> <BR> I just moved into a home in the Silvercreek area. Anyone near there that goes for daily walks? I live on a HUGE hill and am working up the courage to tackle it bit by bit. I think if I tried to walk the whole thing right now I would die of a heart attack. lol <BR> <BR> Anyway if anyone lives around here and wants to get together to walk or something give me a poke. <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Sep 2009 14:45:32 EST Hello SJ friends! Hi South Bay-ers, <BR> <BR> I'm new (as in back again after a loooong break) with a new username, and am hoping I've finally going to get my arse in gear and lose these pounds that I'm really not fond of anymore! I'm in the north San Jose area near Cisco/Milpitas area and I have a 2 year old dog. Would love to have a walking/jogging buddy that either loves dogs or has their own. I'm a big fan of walking the dog on most of the South Bay trails and parks. Also, please let me know if you are a ... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 19:39:47 EST New here how do I get on a team Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> My name is Rick and I am new to this site, not new to weight loss as it seems my whole life has been dedicated to the goal. I am currently fighting the good fight through Weight Watchers and have lost 50 pounds with a goal of loosing another 60 pounds. My question is how do I join a Sparks team and what do that really mean. Any and all help will be appreciated. Hope get to know many of you and maybe be a help on our journey through the forest of food. <BR> <BR> Rick Mon, 31 Aug 2009 12:16:36 EST cardio kickboxing class at studio kicks? Has anyone tried the cardio kickboxing class at Studio Kicks in Los Gatos? Reviews on Yelp are positive but I'd like to learn more. Wed, 26 Aug 2009 13:31:33 EST What's happening out there ? Is there anyone exercising out there ? the weather is Great ! I haven't heard any post. I've running biking and swimming. Thu, 20 Aug 2009 09:19:23 EST New Start and Newbie here Hello all, <BR> I am new to this site, but not new to the process. I am trying to recharge and change my lifestyle. I am a mom of two ages 2 and 8 months and work full time. In need of motivational support at times and interested in any walking groups or stroller groups. Fri, 7 Aug 2009 14:57:47 EST Hello from a newbie! Just learning how everything works. A little overwhelmed right now but looking forward to exploring! <BR> <BR> Was trying to decide between weight watchers and 24 hr fitness (can't afford both!) when someone sent me a link to this site. It may be just what I need! Thu, 30 Jul 2009 21:42:39 EST Walk/Stroller walk I've been trying to get this to take off for a while, but I'd love to start a walking group in the mornings at Overfelt Gardens in Northeast San Jose. Anyone interested during the week? It's more likely that I'll get off my duff if there are people to help keep me accountable! Wed, 29 Jul 2009 14:13:54 EST Hello I've lived in San Jose for almost a year this is my first day with Spark people. <BR> I generally walk every day and on weekends I am training for a half marathon. <em>224</em> Tue, 28 Jul 2009 19:36:53 EST Great Work Out in San Jose. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Hello All! <BR> I have started on my fat burn weight-loss exercise program. My ace in the hole is my work-out coach and trainer Brett. He also does San Jose Adventure Boot Camp too. <BR> I love this work out! Huh, did I say that??? Yes, it is true, I really do. A challenge of your own personal best. Every week, I just keep getting stronger and more confident about getting in shape. <BR> Brett and his team, give you all the tools you n... Thu, 9 Jul 2009 10:59:03 EST Hi everyone! Well, here we all are. I've noticed that there's a lot of people from the San Jose area. Does anyone have walking groups set up, or any other kind of social ( get together, for the benefit of exercise, talk groups, etc) <BR> Anyways, I look forward to crossing paths with many of you, even if it's just through the pages on this web sight. <BR> Thank you Fri, 19 Jun 2009 23:50:07 EST Hey there Hi fellow SJ'ers... <BR> I joined today on a recommendation from my RD. I'm looking forward to joining you all in this journey. Does this group ever meet for walks, dinner clubs, etc? <BR> <BR> Kelly Mon, 15 Jun 2009 22:41:57 EST Teams Red Team <BR> LGISME91 <BR> CYNRDA <BR> NEED2BHEALTHE <BR> OSOPHOBIC <BR> HALIBRE <BR> <BR> <BR> Blue Team <BR> MEFORMAN <BR> SMOLTISH <BR> SONDRAGAIL1 <BR> DAYNA01 <BR> RLALA623 <BR> <BR> <BR> Black Team <BR> DIZZIEDEZI <BR> CARY_LEE <BR> JAMIELYNN580 <BR> BSWIFE01 <BR> LESWHO Sat, 6 Jun 2009 11:37:34 EST Hello Im new and from san jose any one go to cathedral of faith! Mon, 1 Jun 2009 18:13:10 EST Cambrian/Willow Glen Newbie HI! I've been with SP since early April as part of a research study through Stanford University. So far I'm down 15 pounds (overall goal is about 80). I'm in the honeymoon phase of weight-loss and hoping to keep motivated when things slow down. <BR> <BR> I'm curious if anyone has found, on SP, an article about how to calculate the calories your body naturally burns on a daily basis, just doing everyday activity. Sun, 31 May 2009 13:25:07 EST Just starting out Hello! <BR> I am new to spark people, and trying to get my barring. All this info can be overwhelming! But in a good way. I am not really into gyms. I am currently in the bariatrics program with Kaiser, and have been battling with the decision. I would love to chat with anyone who is considering this option, or has had it. I would love any adivce that anyone has to offer. Fri, 15 May 2009 13:26:14 EST New from south San Jose/Blossom Hill area Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this site and team. I just want to see if there any local events or make friends in the area with common goals. <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 May 2009 23:09:46 EST New from south San Jose/Blossom Hill area Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this site and team. I just want to see if there any local events or make friends in the area with common goals. <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 May 2009 23:09:20 EST May Making it happen <BR> Sizzle Calories in 18 Minutes: Intervals <BR> <BR> Intervals are one of the fastest ways around to shed fat. Women who spent 20 minutes mixing sprints with jogging lost three times the fat off their legs and butt in 15 weeks than those jogging steadily for 40 minutes, a study from the University of New South Wales in Sydney finds. Burn triple the fat in half the time? Bring it on! <BR> <BR> To try intervals, do this speedy slimming routine up to six days a week. Pair it with your ton... Sun, 26 Apr 2009 16:58:52 EST oops... I guess I never introduced myself here. I am a 35 year old married mom of 5. I have lived in San Jose pretty much most of my life. There were a few times when I bounced around here and there, but always landed back in San Jose. Most of my family is here and that is probably why. I'm out near the Santa Teresa area. I would love a weight loss/exercise buddy if there is one who is hanging around. I don't belong to a gym because it was annoying trying to get there during the hours when the... Fri, 24 Apr 2009 13:18:13 EST Who's in?????? To get together weekly to run/walk or meetings to discuss recipes, ideas, set back, etc... <BR> <BR> <BR> List the day/hours can you CAN make it.. <BR> <BR> hopefully we can have something soon.. Sat, 18 Apr 2009 21:13:42 EST April Challenge It seem to have more interest in this team right now so I am going to try to post more often. Here is the challenge for April <BR> <BR> I thought it would be a great idea to share a new weekly workout routine that you each can try for the week (shoot for a minimum of 3x this week) to shake up your current fitness routine. This is also a great accompaniment to our weekend walks. Priscilla and I did this today which turned out to be an awesome cardio workout that challenged us and made the ti... Tue, 24 Mar 2009 00:21:37 EST Working out together Let make this happen. I live near Santana Row. I am a member of Club ONe. But there is a park not far way in Campbell. We can meet there and walk the track do the stairs and there is some equipment there for us to use. I also know a trainer who could me us in the early morning for a small cost. Please e-mail me if you are interrested. I need to lose 168lbs and I need help and support. <BR> <BR> Leslie Sat, 21 Mar 2009 19:23:26 EST buddy at 24hr SuperSports near San Jose airport ? Hi, <BR> I'm looking for gym buddy at 24 hour SuperSports near san jose airport. This is the new gym that just opened, and I have upgraded my membership. My goal is to lose weights. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Mar 2009 21:01:05 EST Newbie too Hi all, <BR> I'm Jessica, I live downtown and am excited to join a group to reach my weight loss goal! I'm really into Zumba and would like to find others who are as well. Sat, 7 Mar 2009 11:51:09 EST Been to HP Pavilion - Sharks Game? Hey San Jose Sparkers. I am wondering if you can help me. My husband has tickets to see the Sharks this weekend, and a whole gang of friends are going along. We have upper deck tickets. <BR> <BR> Have you been to the HP Pavilion? What are the seats like? I am worried because I'm a pear shape gal, and sometimes those arena seats are too small, or the hard plastic arm rests jab into my hips/thighs. <BR> <BR> If you can imagine, I swallowed my pride and emailed & called HP Pavilion to ask a... Thu, 29 Jan 2009 22:15:13 EST Recipies Entry Hi There <BR> <BR> My name is Lisa and i have just arrived of the boat from the UK. I was just wondering if any one knows how to enter recipes on to this site (sparkpeople) As i like to cook all my food from scratch. <em>30</em> Thu, 29 Jan 2009 17:25:44 EST daytime mountainbikers needed Hi All I'm a 49 something woman hill climber seeking others to get fit mountain biking I frequent Fremont Older reserve, Kenedy, or Montabello. not saying I'm fast but I love to stay at it 2 to 3 hours or so. It's sooo satisfying! Ever since I ran into a mountain lion (figurativly of course) I won't bike alone any more. let me know! Wed, 28 Jan 2009 03:41:49 EST Walking/Hiking Trails Does anyone know of any good walking or hiking trails around San Jose? Nothing too crazy (yet!) as we're all beginners to getting on our fitness. <em>182</em> Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:37:44 EST The Plan First Go in the all the food in the house and if it can be prepared healthy. If not give it way. Keep food on hand easy to eat and good for you. I am not talking about 100 calorie snacks. I just eat the whole box in on sitting. Fruits, vegetable and lean proteins. <BR> <BR> Second, try to plan most of your meals. Plan what you will have for breakfast .Take lunch to work or school. Make sure to make dinner ahead of time. Crock-pot is great for this and casseroles. <BR> <BR> Third, workout i... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 12:37:31 EST Janaury Challenge Workout 2009 Let start the year out right and hit the gym or the livingroom floor. Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:20:56 EST Hey San Jose SP I just wanted to see who's here in my area. First of all though, hi! I'm excited to be a part of this online community, but knowing that there are people in the area that I live in that are part of the community is really cool. Is anyone interested in starting a weekend trail walk or something along those lines? Send me a message if it sounds like your cup of tea. <em>30</em> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 02:15:10 EST Hi from downtown San Jose!! Hi everybody! My name is Monica and I'm a 26 yr. old stay at home mom. I have an 18 month old daughter and I am excited to be getting healthy for myself and my family. Since the beginning of the year I have lost about 48 pounds so far and I am hoping to lose 20-30 more pounds by the end of the year. I was wondering if anyone plays tennis, I really like to play but I have a hard time finding a steady partner. I am intermediate so not a pro or anything, just someone to rally with. See ya, Monic... Mon, 20 Oct 2008 01:20:16 EST Any AVAC Members? Looking for a Work Out Buddy :^) Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am new to Sparks and love it! I am also a member of the Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC) and currently have 1 work out buddy there and am looking for another. <BR> <BR> I find it makes a huge difference if I know I have to meet someone to work out with. Even if we just meet, hop on the treadmills, or use separate work out machines, do our thing, and say good bye. The accountability to another person makes all the difference. <BR> <BR> I am a 47 year old large lady... Mon, 6 Oct 2008 14:12:13 EST Who is dressing up for halloween??? And what is your costume going to be..... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm undecided Fri, 26 Sep 2008 14:01:18 EST Any Cisco'ers want a gym buddy? I want to use the company gym more often. I'm up for meeting a buddy in the mornings, at lunch, or after work for some extra motivation. I usually go to Building 6 or run/walk the levee area. <em>68</em> Wed, 24 Sep 2008 01:36:54 EST Hi SJ gang! I just rejoined SP today. Meaning I fell off the wagon for quite a while and just reset all my goals starting today. A new day for new goals! <BR> <BR> So I'm back and ready to get down to my realistic ideal weight. I may need help because I have a knack for making excuses and most days believing them wholeheartedly. So hopefully you all can be there for me and call me on my crap when I want to stray or believe the sky might be green. I promise to do the same for you, if you need it! <BR> <... Wed, 24 Sep 2008 01:00:15 EST LETS GET TOGETHER!!!!!! Who would be interested of getting together ???????????? weekly meetings or something like that??? <BR> <BR> any ideas are welcome :D Fri, 12 Sep 2008 20:36:29 EST September Challenge-Back on track I am challenging each team member to get back on track after a beautiful summer. This should be easy for everyone, especially those of you that have been diligent with their health concerns all summer. <BR> The challenge is to drink at least 6-8 cups of water each day, eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day, and move more. <BR> Moving more means just that, MOVE MORE. If you are a couch potatoe now maybe you could do crunches during commercials or just get up and walk in pl... Tue, 2 Sep 2008 01:44:24 EST Why so many faceless people on our team? How come so many people on our team don't put up any kind of image? 2/3's of this team says 'No Image'. Afraid we'll run into each other on the street or what? LOL. Fri, 29 Aug 2008 12:13:41 EST One week new and excited to find a local group!! Hi all. I joined SP last Sunday. I'm super excited because I weigh myself tomorrow and hope to see my lil fairy move to the right (my weight loss chart)!! <BR> <BR> So far I love this website. My girlfriend has been talking about it for the past year but I just now became ready to get myself in shape...and change my lifestyle to a healthy one once and for all! <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting all of you as well as getting healty together. <BR> <BR> hugs, <BR> elma Sat, 23 Aug 2008 23:48:40 EST Hello! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to send a quick hello to the group. I live in downtown SJ, so this is the perfect team :). <BR> <BR> I'm new to this community - looking forward to working with you all as a team to achieve our own personal goals. I'm here to continue my weight loss and get new ideas and help others where I can. I posted some general info about me on my page - check it out if you have time. <BR> <BR> Now let's do this! <BR> Liz Fri, 15 Aug 2008 16:38:08 EST Hi Hello Everybody , <BR> <BR> I am new sense I joined last month but had some surgery so I am at point Zero i.e. from where I started ... <BR> <BR> I need lot of support right now ...I switched my Diet stage to 1 from 2 .....started tracking my food and water ...... <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Aug 2008 13:23:08 EST What do you think?? Would you like to join?? I was reading this, and thought of this group as a team/group?? <BR> <BR> <BR> Rally Your Organization! <BR> <BR> Rally your organization to form a team and start training for the 2008 GET FIT Challenge! Corporations, schools, running clubs and other organized groups are encouraged to take part in the GET FIT fun. Get in shape, make new friends and challenge one another to participate in the most exciting Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon! Check out all of the fa... Mon, 11 Aug 2008 14:46:36 EST I just joined! Hello, <BR> <BR> I just joined and I am excited to meet new people and get in shape. I have already lost a lot of weight however, everything is all loose and I need to tone. Got any ideas? <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Sun, 10 Aug 2008 01:40:41 EST Newbie Hey. I live in N San Jose and am new to the whole online-support concept. Having a weight loss buddy nearby would be the ideal, but I'm hoping that tracking my weightloss online and talking to others about struggles & successes will really help me. Anyway, I'm 23 and I am looking to lose around 40 lbs. I know losing 15 lbs will put me back into the "healthy" BMI range, so that is my first mini-goal. Thanks for reading :) Wed, 2 Jul 2008 19:51:06 EST New Here Hi everyone, <BR> I'm new here. Well, was here a short time last year before I gave up. I'm hoping I'll be able to keep up the motivation this time and plan to visit this site often to help me do so. I look forward to getting to know everyone. <BR> Christina Mon, 16 Jun 2008 22:41:05 EST New to San Jose team Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I actually live in Newark, but I work in San Jose. Most days I walk or go for a jog on my lunch hour. It would be good to learn of some new places (in SJ) to go walking or jogging. <BR> Mon, 16 Jun 2008 10:28:20 EST Rock & Roll San Jose Half Marathon I was wondering if anyone from the team will be participating in the Rock & Roll San Jose Half Marathon this fall (Oct. 5th). <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> Mon, 16 Jun 2008 10:23:12 EST A lil challenge for any Day of the Week! Here's a lil challenge for any day of the week. When I am washing dishes, I do leg lifts or even lift my heels up & down on my toes. Does that sound right. It's great for the calves. <BR> Don't forget to drink your H20. <BR> <BR> Rae <BR> Fri, 13 Jun 2008 17:05:15 EST Summer Recipe Ideas This summer my family & I will be doing all the BBQ's & even going on our annual camping trip. But this year is different because like so many of you out there I have my goals. Eating right & trying to stay healthy. So I have a few ideas. For our camping trip I am going to make some veggie shish kabobs, Salad stuff and bring plenty of fruit. With the hiking & swimming this summer, I know it'll be a spark summer. <em>213</em> Mon, 9 Jun 2008 17:54:03 EST East Valley YMCA on White Does anyone in this group work out at the YMCA on White? I work out there and would love a partner or group that I can work out with. Please let me know!! Sat, 7 Jun 2008 00:30:32 EST Hello! I just joined and thought I'd introduce myself. I'm 24, living in South San Jose (Monterey/Blossom Hill area), and I've stopped making excuses not to exercise :) <BR> <BR> I'm glad I found Sparkpeople, it is so much easier with help! Mon, 19 May 2008 19:34:03 EST Skinny shopping question I hope no one is upset by this question but I've finally lost weight to a point where I need to ask... where the heck does a healthy person shop for clothes? Smallest size I can find in stores around here seems to range from 4 or 6... and 4 is starting to feel awfully loose. I still have some belly fat I could lose and I'm still near the upper half of the BMI charts of healthy (22.1) and its not like I'm short either (5'6"). I don't get it. Its extremely discouraging... no wonder peopl... Sun, 18 May 2008 19:14:30 EST A new member's challenge. Hi I'm Rae & I'm a new member too. But I was reading some of the challenges & I think I have one. When I am washing dishes, I do leg lifts or even lift my heels up & down on my toes. Does that sound right. It's great for the calves. Could this be considered a challenge? Just a suggestion. <em>24</em> Wed, 14 May 2008 14:59:26 EST I'M NEW HEY EVERYONE =] <BR> WEIGHT HAS ALWAYS BEEN SOMETHING THAT I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH =[ WHEN I'M MAD/SAD I TURN TO FOOD... <BR> I AM JUST REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING NEW PEOPLE & HAVING SUPPORT FROM OTHERS!! <BR> -DEANNA <em>30</em> Fri, 9 May 2008 18:25:03 EST new profile image Hi, Friends! <BR> <BR> Well, I have been very gently convinced to change my profile image. <em>246</em> So, I have decided, in honor of the "new me", the "new and improved attitude", I am going to be changing my image. Now, as soon as I figure out how to post a new picture (it'll probably take me a few days to figure out how to do it), I will have a new picture, but I will still be "snorkelfan"!. Sun, 27 Apr 2008 00:58:18 EST New Member reaching out Hello- just joined today and know that nothing can be done without the help and support of others. <BR> Anyone interested in getting together for a walk on the weekends or weekday evenings after 7PM. <BR> Post me a message and let me know! <BR> Have a great day, weekend, and week! Sat, 26 Apr 2008 22:18:48 EST any thing going on? I've been a little absent from this team. I'd like to get involved again. Is there a challenge going on or something? <BR> Barbie Wed, 23 Apr 2008 23:59:31 EST Newbie Alert Hi all - I came across your Team Page and excited to see the group!! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well with their goals....Please introduce yourself to me, I am always looking for new people to meet! Good Luck! Tue, 8 Apr 2008 17:19:44 EST April Challenge 10lbs 250 points Here is my idea join challenge to lose 10lbs. In the month of april lose 10 pounds and get 250 points from the people who did not. During the month we will weekly challenges. All of the weekly challenges will have a fitness part. Each day you should walk for 30 min's. You don't have to the full 30 min's at one time. You can do two 15 min's or three 10 min's. Sat, 29 Mar 2008 15:17:50 EST Starting Again for the forth time I am back on track. I have been low as 277 and high as 327. My current weight is 298. I lost 4.4 this week. I have learned to start over and give it my all. I doing it now. <BR> <BR> <BR> Leslie Fri, 14 Mar 2008 12:55:04 EST Running photo journal I wanted a more leisurely day today, so I took the camera along on my usual 4.4 mile run. Photos up on my blog! <link><BR>a-running-photo-journal/ </link> Thu, 6 Mar 2008 00:15:05 EST my first piecemeal marathon! Just wanted to let you all know I passed my first major training milestone today - completed my first progressive marathon, 26.4 miles over about 2 weeks. :) Now all I gotta do is string those 6 or 7 runs together! :-P <BR> Fri, 29 Feb 2008 21:24:35 EST 24 hour fitness gym buddy Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to this website and am looking for a partner to go to 24 hour fitness. I can go in the evening or mornings. Let me know. <BR> <BR> Thx, <BR> Sue Tue, 19 Feb 2008 23:20:27 EST Hi from Marie Hi, everyone! I just joined a couple of days ago and am looking for motivation. <BR> <BR> I'm at one of my peak weights right now. For most of my life, I've been overweight. The last time I lost a lot of weight, it was for someone else. I decided to get into graduate school some years after that and have recently been laid off. Needless to say, I gained all that weight back and then some. I'm ready to get out of my black hole and into a great life of my own. Any advice and partnership is wel... Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:27:19 EST extra extra read all about member HI all <BR> I'm 31 I live in san jose/campbell area <BR> Lost about 38lbs over the course of last year <BR> I have a little bit more to lose and I definately want to tone and firm up!! <BR> Love to exercise now..doesn't matter if I'm in the gym, out on the trail, walking the dog or playing a sport..Wanna walk, play tennis, or hit the gym let me know!!! <BR> So important to be active!!! <BR> <BR> Not a dieter at all..I LOVE MY FOOD <BR> but I am definately learning to make healthier cho... Sat, 9 Feb 2008 05:27:37 EST New San Jose Member Hello Everyone- <BR> I am re-committing myself to health. I fell off the wagon for a few months, well lets be honest, it's been a bit longer than that, but the point is, I am ready to get back in the saddle. <BR> I have put on way too much weight and have to get back to health. <BR> I live in San Jose, close to Meridian and San Carlos and work out at the 24 hr fitness at Meridian and Parkmoor, if anybody out there is close by I would love some gym buddies! <BR> Anyway... I hope to make some ... Fri, 8 Feb 2008 12:23:06 EST Another SJ Newbie Hi! <BR> <BR> I was really pleased to see this group when I signed up today. It'll great to be able to chat with other Bay Area people. <BR> <BR> I live in Willow Glen. I've got about 25-30 pounds to lose, and my husband and I are trying to get fit enough to climb Yosemite's Half Dome this summer. In addition to hiking whenever we can, we have a home gym with a treadmill and weight bench, and I do a lot of walking every day with our very energetic 1-year-old dog. I'm also looking to get s... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 16:53:56 EST Brand Spanking New Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to Spark People. I signed up on Thursday and I am overwhelmed with what a great site this is! I love the nutritional tracking system because my eyes are really opening to some misconceptions I had on "healthy" food... sushi. Yikes!!!! <BR> <BR> I really love this support system and can't wait to get to know some new people and share this learning process. <BR> <BR> Great to meet you! <BR> Manuela Sun, 3 Feb 2008 16:34:42 EST February Challenge Okay everyone! We are starting a new month and have another challenge for you all. January's challenge was to try to work in 20 minutes or more of exercise three times a week. I want to keep that as part of the challenge for February and add two healthy eating habits to try to incorporate. So, here is the challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. exercise 20 minutes a day three times per week, <BR> 2. eat at least three servings of fruit or vegetables each and every day, <BR> 3. drink at least 8 8-ounce cups ... Sun, 3 Feb 2008 01:15:53 EST Walking groups in San Jose! I met up with LAMONSTRITO yesterday and had a great walk around the San Jose City College track. Anyone else is invited to join us -- she's going to be there every day during her lunch break from 11 am-12 pm, and I'll join up with her Tuesdays and Thursdays. <BR> <BR> If you can't join us for one reason or another, I think it would be a great idea for people in this SparkTeam to share where they're located and what time would be ideal to start a walking (or running!) group. I live on the SJS... Fri, 25 Jan 2008 17:48:29 EST Healthy Restaurants in the Area Does anyone know of any restaurants that feature healthy foods or vegetarian dishes? Mon, 14 Jan 2008 10:54:35 EST wish me luck! although I joined Sp on the 1st, tomorrow, the 14th, is my 1st official day of the program. figured out my diet, did the grocery shopping and I am joining the gym tomorrow. My sister gave me a 3 month membership to her gym. No more exercise excuses! This is it! Wish me luck! Sun, 13 Jan 2008 22:27:38 EST Happy New Year Hi there, <BR> My name is Christine Marie, and I just wanted to introduce myself. I am new to both the team and, and I never know what to say in these "introduce yourself" posts. <BR> I have decided to dedicate myself to a weightloss regime and lifestyle makeover because I have never really been comfortable in my own skin, and I think it's time I ought to be. <BR> Nice to meet all of you... Fri, 11 Jan 2008 04:55:21 EST Newbie Hi Everyone, I was watching the E! channel on Diet Fads this afternoon and decided to check out the website. It seems like a great website to help people lose weight and it's FREE. I am 28 years old, 144 lbs, 5'5 from San Jose, CA. My goal is to lose 24 lbs and keep it off. I have gained 20 lbs in 2.5 years and I don't want to gain anymore. My mission is to change my eating habits, exercise, and be healthy. Sun, 6 Jan 2008 01:26:20 EST hi! I'm new Hello! I have just joined SP a couple days ago and am still learning how to navigate through all of this. I am 48 years old, struggling with weight problems and low energy. I have been dealing with some very stressful issues for the last couple of years and have finally decided to make time for me. I look forward to chatting with some new friends! Sat, 5 Jan 2008 23:34:47 EST January Challenge!! To get 2008 started on the right foot, I am making this month's challenge an exercise challenge. <BR> I would like to see how many of us can work exercise into our daily lives at least 20 minutes 3 times per week. The more often you do fit it in or for longer times, great! If you are like me, you need a little motivation just to get moving. So here it is!! <BR> 20 minutes per day, 3 times per week! <BR> Log in and let us know what you are doing, how often, and how you fit it in. It may be h... Mon, 31 Dec 2007 23:01:08 EST Need a Workout Buddy in San Mateo I realize this is a San Jose group, but if anyone works up in San Mateo or happens to live up here, I'm looking for a workout buddy. I belong to Gold's Gym San Mateo and also like to enjoy the sometimes great outdoors. :) Let me know if you're interested. I'm 24, female, and have about 30lbs to lose. Mon, 31 Dec 2007 01:42:23 EST I need a work out (actually walking) buddy I'm female, 28 year old and looking for another female (age doesn't matter) to walk afternoons or maybe mornings (can work something out). I also have a 1 year old boy who will be riding with us. Wed, 26 Dec 2007 21:49:00 EST What part of San Jose is everyone from? I am on the corner of Downtown and the newly named Saigon Business District *grin* Between First and Keyes and Kelly Park. Sun, 9 Dec 2007 22:17:27 EST Clubs-San Jose Are there any running/hiking/walking groups out there to join? Sat, 1 Dec 2007 01:52:03 EST What gym do you go to? I go to the silicon valley-Club One... <BR> Just wanted to see who went where and if they like the facilities! <em>252</em> Fri, 9 Nov 2007 18:08:27 EST Hello! Just wanted to drop a quick intro. My name is Cary, I'm 45 (almost 46 yikes!) and a single parent of a college student. I have been overweight most of my life and am determined to get it right this time! I am looking for support and making new friends who are on the same path as me! Looking forward to "meeting" you all! <BR> <BR> Cary Mon, 5 Nov 2007 16:39:21 EST Hello everyone on Day 1 Hi there. I'm a native San Josean and love it here. I don't have a ton of weight to lose, but enough to know I need to do something about it. I'm pretty active, but just need to get my eating under control. Mon, 29 Oct 2007 11:48:07 EST Hi all! Wow. I haven't posted in one of these in a while=). My friend told me about sparkspeople, and now i log on like everyday... I think I'm addicted=P. Just wanted to say howdy... HOWDY!=D Thu, 20 Sep 2007 02:23:00 EST Greetings Earthlings! I'm new this week. Just stumbled on this website the other day while surfing at work (shhh! don't tell my boss). <BR> <BR> I'm going on vacation next week, so this seems like an odd time to start something new, but the truth of the matter is that I have a really bad habit of waiting for "just the right time" to get started with weight loss. You know how it goes: "I'll start on the first of the month", or "I'll wait to start until Monday" or... or... but nothing ever really gets started... Sat, 15 Sep 2007 02:00:04 EST Hello Hi, My name is Leslee. A friend of mine sent me info about this site and after checking it out, I decided to join. I am a single mom, and I am going back to school in about another week, so life is about to get really, really hectic. I decided that I need to do something to help me stay healthy, as un-stressed out as I can be, and as focused as possible. I am planning for this to be the "sanity" factor over the next few months! I am not looking to crash diet. I need to work at slowly lo... Fri, 14 Sep 2007 19:18:48 EST new 2 weeks love this site <em>231</em> I am a type 2 diabetic. Eating healthy is what I need to keep my blood sugar low. The more I excercise the less I eat. Fri, 14 Sep 2007 08:01:58 EST I guess introductions are in order... <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Hi there, <BR> <BR> My name is Cheriese Vega. I signed up yesterday and am looking forward to getting going with the program. <BR> <BR> Since this is a local team posting I was wondering if anyone would be interested in joining me for the Step Out for Diabetes Walk in Downtown San Jose on 10/6/07. I am walking with a Weight Watchers Team. If you would like to join us, click on the attached link. If you cannot attend, but would like to donate, that would be won... Wed, 29 Aug 2007 00:35:04 EST Hi all, New to the group. Just signed up yesterday and I love it already. I ate too dang much for lunch and pushed myself to take a walk and walked off more calories than I needed too. <BR> <BR> Hopefully I can meet some local friends here top help me in my quest. Tue, 10 Jul 2007 18:58:57 EST A small challenge for June Hi! I thought I might throw out a challenge for our little group! <BR> I somehow managed to hit my goal weight last week. I thank SP for giving me the motivation to get off my derrier and exercise! 81 pounds gone! <BR> Anyways, I still have body image issues so my challenge for those who accept is to pick a body part and work on losing at least one inch off of that area. <BR> When I get home I will take my measurements and I will start working on losing one inch in my lower abdomen. <BR> I ... Fri, 1 Jun 2007 16:05:39 EST What are your goals? My goals are: <BR> --get to 145 pounds and learn to maintain that weight (or a little less) <BR> --learn to appreciate exercise for the health benefits it provides <BR> --learn techniques to improve my body image (I may have lost a lot of weight, but I still hate seeing my gut and the flab left behind) <BR> --take pride in all of my accomplishments in life <BR> --learn to appreciate fruits and vegetables (this is still an issue for me) <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Wed, 23 May 2007 13:07:05 EST walking buddy for Glennsgirl I was just reading the local connections board. I noticed that there was a possible walking buddy for you towards the bottom of the page. She lives in Santa Clara. I am having a senior moment here at age 39 and have already forgotten what her screen name was. Sorry about that. Anyways, she was one of the first 5 postings on that discussion board. <BR> Good luck Glennsgirl! <BR> <em>223</em> Sun, 20 May 2007 21:43:03 EST