SparkPeople Bakersfield Sparkers Team Messageboard A fun team to get to know people, events or information in or around Bakersfield California. If you feel you would be an active participant on the team, we would love for you to join us. SparkPeople Bakersfield Sparkers Team Messageboard hello from the happygrammie in bakersfield My name is Kim and I'm new to SparkPeople. I love to garden and quilt. And my 3 grandsons keep me very busy. <BR> I hope that with connecting with other people on SparkPeople will keep motivated and have new ideas to help me with my weight loss journey. And to meet new friends. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:56:08 EST August 2013- Daily (((Weigh-In))) <em>235</em> to the Daily Weigh in thread. You are welcome to weigh in daily, weekly as often as you like. <BR> <BR> My Goal- Lose 4 lbs. <BR> <BR> 08/01- Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:05:01 EST August Fitness Goals 1. What are your fitness plans for August? <BR> <BR> 2. How do you intend to stick to your plan? <BR> <BR> 3. How often to you plan to workout? <BR> <BR> 4. What are you doing to get motivated and who or what is your inspiration? <BR> <BR> 5. What is your goal/achievement for this month? <BR> <BR> 6. How did you do last month? Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:45:20 EST July 31- Happy Birthday MorroBayChuck We have a birthday tomorrow <em>383</em> MorroBayChuck Tue, 30 Jul 2013 09:43:52 EST Bakersfield- Favorite Past Time??? When I lived at the Lake I loved to go camping, fishing or just riding sea-doo's at the lake. Now that I am in Bakersfield it seems my favorite thing to do is go to the movies. I haven't really explored many area's here other then going to work, lol. <BR> <BR> What are some of your favorite things to do in Bakersfield, or places to go? Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:41:22 EST Swap Meet~ Every Saturday! I've never been to this but hey, might be fun to check out :) I think they have a farmers market there on Saturday too. <BR> <BR> Swap Meet At The Golden State Mall Every Saturday <BR> <BR> Date: <BR> Saturday, Jul. 20 <BR> 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM <BR> Location: <BR> Golden State Mall <BR> 3201 "F" Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301 <BR> Phone: 661-706-9294 <BR> Cost: <BR> FREE <BR> <BR> Event Description: <BR> <BR> Swap Meet At The Golden State Mall Every Saturday <BR> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:36:18 EST ~Post Your Daily Exercise~ Zumba <em>353</em> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:17:44 EST Zumba Wii So my love bought me the Zumba for Wii. WOW I am surprised how fast paced the beginner portion is. He agreed to do this with me however I was kind of bummed it doesn't have any lessons for learning the moves? I can catch on because I have seen and done some of the moves before but even still it's hard for me. He lost interest quick. I guess I can't blame him we looking like a couple of spazes waving our arms and hopping around. <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I still prefer a group atmosphe... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:12:03 EST July 15th~ Happy Birthday Justwhisl We have a birthday tomorrow :) Hope it's a wonderful day!!! <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 10:25:45 EST Volkslauf The Ultimate Challenge 2013 If you like a challenge I hear this one is pretty popular. <BR> <BR> Volkslauf- Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:00 AM <BR> <BR> Course distance is approximately six miles for the 10K and three miles for the 5K. The course traverses various surfaces to include dirt roads, fields, ponds and mud trails. Numerous obstacles are incorporated into the course. Highlights include walls, trenches and mud pits!! <BR> <BR> For details <link> </link> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:32:59 EST Bakersfield Mind-Body (Zumba) So I tired another Zumba outlet yesterday. I was rather surprised when I got there, I didn't realize how far on the other side of town this was. It was clear out on Bernard street, ugh. I didn't like the location and I got a little lost trying to find it. So if you go looking for it it's in the karate gym. <BR> <BR> They have a nice professional website so I guess I had envisioned a more professional set up. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> The room was nice an... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:58:54 EST Suriving the ~Weekends~ This seems to be a problem for most of us. Just saw this article if you haven't seen it. <BR> We gotta get tough and check ourselves. <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=409 </link> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:25:58 EST Seared Cod with Peach-Mango Salsa Do you like fish? How does this recipe sound? <BR> <BR> I think I'm going to try this next week if I can find some good cod. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2458626 </link> <BR> <em>492</em> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:02:38 EST Financial Independence Orientation 7/21 Financial Independence Starts Here Orientation <BR> <BR> Date: <BR> Sunday, Jul. 21 <BR> 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <BR> Location: <BR> United Way of Kern County <BR> 5405 Stockdale Hwy. #200, Bakersfield, CA 93309 <BR> Phone: 661-834-1489 <BR> Cost: <BR> FREE <BR> <BR> Event Description: <BR> <BR> United Way of Kern County believes in the old adage of "teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime". With that in mind, a coalition lead by United Way of Kern County offer... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:09:37 EST Doing this Day 5 with SP. This week, I will be purchasing walking shoes. It's time to get on the treadmill. Would love to walk outside but 107 not happening. The one thing I don't like about Bakersfield? It just doesn't cool off at night. My parents live in the Inland Empire and while it is hot there in the day...they cool off quickly once the sun sets. Mom walks every evening with her girl friends as it drops to the mid-70's (or cooler) before sunset. Tue, 9 Jul 2013 12:24:55 EST Zumba with Suze (7/4) I'm going to try and make it Thursday 7/4 and check it out see how I like this place. I believe it's $5 per class. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 3 Jul 2013 09:54:22 EST ~July 2013~ Daily (((Weigh-In))) <em>235</em> to the Daily Weigh in thread. You are welcome to weigh in daily, weekly as often as you like. <BR> <BR> My June Goal- Lose 5 lbs. <BR> <BR> 07/01- 147.4 <BR> 07/02- 147.2 <BR> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 10:06:40 EST July H20 Challenge I'm still trying to beat my old streak of 75 days. Let's try this again, lol. Anyone care to join me. Get your water down. <BR> <BR> 07/01- 8 Cups Tue, 2 Jul 2013 10:03:58 EST Zumba with Suze (7/2) I'm going to try and hit this at least once a week on Tues or Thursday. Going tonight if anybody wants to meet up :) <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 10:02:01 EST 4th of July?? <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> What are your plans? <BR> <BR> Anything good happening in Bakersfield, let us know??? <BR> <BR> I may go up to Lake Isabella next Saturday for the fireworks. I grew up there so really no idea what happens down here for 4th of July. It's so dang hot and humid, LOL. Ack I'm dying. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 10:12:00 EST July Fitness Goals 1. What are your fitness plans for July? <BR> <BR> 2. How do you intend to stick to your plan? <BR> <BR> 3. How often to you plan to workout? <BR> <BR> 4. What are you doing to get motivated and who or what is your inspiration? <BR> <BR> 5. What is your goal/achievement for this month? <BR> <BR> 6. How did you do last month? Sun, 30 Jun 2013 12:26:38 EST New to Spark? I've noticed a lot of new members that appear to be new to spark or the team, have not created a profile page yet. If you have not created your spark page, chances are we are not able to contact you or even welcome you to the team. <BR> <BR> Once you create your sparkpage then click on edit page. This is how you will fill in all your information about yourself as well as adding pictures to your page and your profile picture. Under your edit options you can allow your friends or everyone to ... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 19:46:45 EST July- Healthy Cooking Challenge The challenge for July is too enter the......... <BR> <BR> "Official Healthy Cooking Challenge" <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=42561 </link> <BR> <BR> Sign up here if you are going to join me in this challenge. The instructions for this challenge will be at the link provided to the challenge. The challenge is 4 weeks and we will start/enter July 1st. <BR> <BR> 1.Glamit <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5........ <BR> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 10:24:34 EST New Polynesian Beat Class (June 24th) <BR> New Polynesian Beat Class Forming!!! <BR> <BR> Date: <BR> Monday, Jun. 24 <BR> 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <BR> Location: <BR> Marco Polo Performing Arts Studio <BR> 3000 Mall View Rd. #1065-B, Bakersfield, CA 93306 <BR> Phone: 661-817-6317 <BR> Cost: <BR> $4.00 <BR> <BR> Drop-in rate only $4 per class, or $35 a month. <BR> <BR> Event Description: <BR> <BR> Come workout to the beat of Polynesian moves and music! We'll sweat, tone muscle, and have lots of fun! Cla... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 09:54:38 EST Hiking near Quaking Aspen campground We did a really great hike starting at Quaking Aspen campground last Saturday. It is up by Pondersa on the Western Divide Highway. Here are some photos from it <link><BR>otos/15526782/ </link> <BR> <BR> Hiking is a great way to burn calories and make new friends. As long as you don't go out to dinner after the hike, you'll have a nice deficit for the day, too. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:32:31 EST June Daily Fitness Post you daily exercise here for June. We have 2 weeks left~ <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 10:55:28 EST ~June~ Daily (((Weigh-In))) <em>235</em> to the Daily Weigh in thread. You are welcome to weigh in daily, weekly as often as you like. <BR> <BR> My June Goal- Lose 5 lbs. Last year I was 10 lbs lighter~ Good Luck :)~ <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 10:45:03 EST ~June H20 Challenge~ How many of you actually drink at least 8 cups of water per day? This is something I really struggle with especially in colder months or when I'm not working out like I should. This is also are only team goal so I'm focused on drinking all my water and posting my progress. I would love to beat my old streak of 75 days. <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> 06/14- 8 Cups <BR> 06/15- Sat, 15 Jun 2013 10:38:42 EST FLEA MARKET SUPER WEEKEND MANIA (June 22) FLEA MARKET SUPER WEEKEND MANIA <BR> <BR> Date: <BR> Saturday, Jun. 22 <BR> 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM <BR> Location: <BR> Vintage Rubbish Boutique <BR> 7400 District Blvd. Suite A, Bakersfield, CA 93313 <BR> Phone: 661.379.7556 <BR> Cost: <BR> FREE <BR> <BR> Event Description: <BR> <BR> Vintage Rubbish Boutique presents FLEA MARKET SUPER WEEKEND MANIA at 7400 District Blvd Suite A on June 22nd and June 23rd. All day event free to the public. Need info please call 661.379.7... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 10:27:47 EST ~ZUMBA CLASSES~ Zumba With Suze <BR> <BR> Date: <BR> Saturday, Jun. 15 <BR> 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM <BR> Location: <BR> Terrio Edge Fitness <BR> 13125 Rosedale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93314 <BR> Phone: 661-331-7401 <BR> Cost: <BR> $8.00 <BR> <BR> Buy 4 classes in advance, you get one class free! <BR> <BR> Event Description: <BR> <BR> Zumba Fitness is a latin inspired aerobic workout that helps you burn calories while dancing and having a blast. The time goes by before you even know it... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:03:12 EST Running of the Nuts This is short notice but I ran across this, someone may like to go :) <BR> <BR> Running of the Nuts <BR> <BR> Date: <BR> Saturday, Jun. 15 <BR> 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM <BR> Location: <BR> Kern County Museum <BR> 3801 Chester Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 <BR> Phone: 661-868-8400 <BR> Cost: <BR> FREE <BR> <BR> Event Description: <BR> <BR> We’re talking nuttin’ but fun on this one-mile, straight and flat, run/walk along the Kern River Parkway Bike Trail behind Sam Lynn Ball... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:51:14 EST New to team <em>213</em> I've moved to Bakersfield 2.5 years ago. I think I started sparking around 2008-9 and had some weight loss success a few years back. I had to have surgery recently but now that is over I am eager to become more active again. Spark has always been a great motivation for me. <BR> <BR> Not much going on in here? It would be great to see more activities going on around Bakersfield. Woo it's starting to get hot. <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:34:52 EST Zumba classes in Bakersfield, CA? Hi! My daughter and I love Zumba and are interested in finding a class. I have checked on, but some of the info is not correct. Anyone attend classes here in Bakersfield? <em>41</em> Sat, 1 Jun 2013 11:38:19 EST Walk run April 27 There is a walk run April. 27 anyone interested? It is a saturday. <em>334</em> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:06:19 EST New...what to know how to get involved :) I am new to Sparkpeople :) I have been successful using the Lose It app on my iphone, but have gained 20 pounds back after loosing 120. I am looking for some kind of support group since I am really struggling. Anyone know of a team or group who meets in Bakersfield? Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:35:39 EST new to sparkpeople Hello, I am a 42 year old mom in need of loosing a little weight and just want to feel good about myself just like the rest... I have four grown boys and I have adopted 5 more children so I am getting in the hang of raising kids again... and finding time for me....I think maybe after finding this site I might be able to reach my weight goal. cause it seems to be very flexible !!..if there's anyone who wants to talk.. :) Thu, 3 Jan 2013 19:07:09 EST Zumba Fundraiser for autism and special needs Saturday October 27th at Suburb Elementary School 7315 Harris Rd register online at <BR> www.zbiofitfreedanceparty1027.eventbrite<BR>.com. From 7pm to 9pm location registration starts at 6:30! Hope to see you all there to support our community! <BR> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:34:33 EST Free zumba class @ Emerald cove park Come Zumba with Condy at Emerald Cove park Saturday the 20th at 9:30 AM corner of Hangman and Patton Way! Hope to see you there Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:23:24 EST Calendar: Races for fun/competition or health Oct 20 <BR> Probation Auxiliary County of Kern/PACK <BR> Annual 5k and 10k fun run <BR> <BR> Bakersfield, CA <BR> Yokuts Park, October 20, 2012, the run will begin at 8:00 a.m. <BR> All monies raised will go to help "At Risk Youth" in Kern County. <BR> &#61623; Long sleeve souvenir race shirt! <BR> <BR> &#61623; Custom race medals up to 3rd place in all age groups for both 5K and 10K! <BR> <BR> &#61623; Race Day raffle and resource booths! <BR> <BR> &#61623; Homemade pancake breakfast ... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:09:58 EST Hi just joined hoping to lose weight follow a healthy nutrition plan and just get in good shape. defenitly willing to accept any tips from anyone on exercises, food, etc.... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:17:34 EST 23 lbs I started my diet 6 weeks ago. Doctor weighed me in at 281 now I'm at 258. Counting calories has been the best move I have ever taken. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 01:08:31 EST New! Hello! I am new to SPARKPEOPLE and I am really excited to be here and make a lifestyle change, lose weight, and feel great! Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:18:35 EST Hello! I have a lot of weight to lose Hi, I am new here and just wanted to say hi. I need to lose 150 pounds to be at a healthy weight. It's nice to come to a place where other people live where I do and have the same issues. Mon, 21 May 2012 17:00:53 EST Relay For Life!!! So who's all going tomorrow? <BR> <BR> I will be out there all day tomorrow from 6:30 til about 10 on Sunday! Would love to meet some local Spark Friends while I'm out there!!! the team I'm on is Team Princess Kayla!!! We are right down the middle row! Our colors are bright pink and zebra stripes! We have a couple tool sets and a pink Schwinn bike that we are raffling off tomorrow!!! Fri, 4 May 2012 23:29:51 EST hello... Hello there... I wanted to introduce myself! <BR> <BR> I had been using sparkpeople back in 2009 and had lost about 15-20lbs but got pregnant with my baby daughter and put all my effords on hold. My daughter is now 18 months and I think I'm way over due on getting back on track. I actually weight MORE than when I started sparkpeople the last time :( <BR> <BR> I recently joined a gym (2wks) and I've lost about 6lbs so far. I'm cutting back on carbs but not being extreme about it. I'm just ... Fri, 4 May 2012 19:18:34 EST Hi there, I am new and would like to find a buddy I am twenty years old looking for people around my age to get a team put together. We can track each others success, share helpful tips, and go exercising together ( fun stuff, like walking our dogs, going dancing, playing tennis( i am horrible at it-but its still exercise and its fun) and anything you are interested in doing. Let me know if you are interested ladies :) <BR> -Heather Wed, 2 May 2012 13:31:11 EST Newbie Hi everyone, I'm new here! Hoping to meet people to get motivated and finally lose this weight. I'm an empty nester, hubby and I have been married for 25 years, have 2 kids and 2 grandkids. Is it any wonder why I have gained weight? Currently living in Bakersfield. Hope to make some friends, lose weight, and get healthy! Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:24:44 EST Work Out Buddy I am 52 years old and would really like a work out partner. I am a member of In Shape gym and would like to team up with someone who is interested in becoming fit and healthy! Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:45:01 EST Helloooo oooooooo Bakersfield team!! Where is everyone at? After being gone for a few while this Bakersfield team has changed a bit. I remember this team had a lot more activity going on before. Where is all that enthusiasm at? We must bring that back!! We need and want that back right! I know I can't do this without all of you guys and gals on here =) Mon, 12 Mar 2012 04:05:50 EST bako sparkers weekend Hi Bako sparkers another weekend is almost here. I have been keeping on target with my walking (dogs drag me out the door) <em>338</em> <em>200</em> . I need to start the strength training and more cardio <em>182</em> . I think I will look in to the book camp DVD from Target, I have been try to track my food everyday, Wow <em>475</em> it seems that the caloric content is high for most of the food I eat, Guess it is time to really track that food. Have to go do chores and walk the dog... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 11:07:57 EST Need a Buddy ! Hello everyone :) I need a walking buddy preferably in oildale ? and preferably closer to my age, im 18. Sat, 3 Mar 2012 00:30:58 EST Wow, what have I found?? this is so surprizing to find a free site that can help me figure out the calories I am taking in and also the calories I burn doing certain excersises. I am so excited to have more people to help motivate me to make myself healthier. since the start of my journey I have lost almost 10 lbs in 1 1/2 months. I have been starting kinda slow but have plateued and then I found this wonderful place!! Now I can up my game! Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:08:48 EST Bakersfield sparkers Wed. Walking in the rain. <em>311</em> . Good breakfast, 1/2 muffin and coffee. Watch Dr. Oz. very information on diet and weight loss. <em>475</em> . Hoping to get 1 mile walk in today. Son home (from high school) sick. So glad he is big enough that I don't have to worry about high fevers <em>259</em> . See you around Bakersfield. <em>252</em> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:14:18 EST Hey where is every one???? Hey bakersfield sparkers lets try to meet at the Riverwalk park off stockdale highway. Some one respond and we can walk and talk about being loosing weight. I will check on this post every day... <em>334</em> <em>182</em> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:20:58 EST I have your dog Chewy! If anyone knows this lady she lives in bakersfield we have her dog in our dog run and we cannot keep him over night, we have two large dogs and one would love to eat him. If anyone has any ideas on how I can find her please send me a message. Sun, 26 Feb 2012 15:40:45 EST hello Bakersfield spakers Hello Just starting newbie. Hope everyone had a good weekend. I mess up again, ate candy and too much food. Stress from family things. <em>198</em> Hope ever one else does ok. Sun, 19 Feb 2012 21:58:56 EST January Jumpstart Program Doing much better at this than walking the dogs <em>313</em> I made a resolution to walk them and have not exactly stuck with it. The coach Nicole vids are much more fun! One day I'll post pics of our dogs, can anyone tell me how to post the pics from my phone to my spark page? It's been a long time since I put a picture up and I have a different phone. <BR> Have a great day! Sat, 28 Jan 2012 13:49:17 EST Official January Jumpstart workout Challenge <em>348</em> Coach Nicole is really great, I know I am doing the exercise correctly because she does really well explaining how to do them. This may sound crazy but I always wondered about when to exhale and inhale. How about any bakersfield sparkers? what is your fitness concern? Sat, 7 Jan 2012 00:46:35 EST Looking forward to meeting you all in 2012 I am really pumped about doing so much this year and one of the things i'm looking forward to is meeting as many fellow sparkers as possible. Unfortunately Im not in a position to be organizing team meet ups but if anyone else does I will totally be attending. I will do my best to let you guys know where I'll be doing runs/walks or any other kind of healthy activities in case anyone wants to join in the challenges =) <BR> <BR> have an AMAZING 2012!! Mon, 2 Jan 2012 15:04:49 EST Join the January challenge with me! <em>223</em> There is something so fresh about starting a new year, how about a new challenge? I just signed on for the Official January Jumpstart work out Challenge. I've e-mailed with some of you and welcomed you to the Bakersfield Sparkers team, c'mon do this with me. It will also mean new friends <em>223</em> A stellar way to start a New Year! I'll be posting, see ya soon! Sat, 31 Dec 2011 11:47:22 EST We raised nearly 300! I wanted my Bakersfield team to know that My team "Celestial Cure" raised very close to 300 dollars to help people with blood cancers. The walk was 2 miles and very beautiful, we did it at night and had illuminated balloons, it was stellar! Have a great weekend stay sparking! Sat, 19 Nov 2011 12:01:23 EST New city, new motivation? Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just moved to Bakersfield about a month ago, and figured I'd try to get myself back in shape. New city, new me right? At least, that's what I'm hoping! I gained some horrible habits in my old city, and blamed everything but myself for my behavior (weather, job, traffic...). Luckily, the weather here is lovely and my job is fantastic. Hoping there's no way I can make excuses now :) Hoping to find others on here to help motivate me (while hopefully motivating others) o... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 00:39:24 EST Stop by our party! Bakersfield Sparkers, I am hosting this get together to meet you! It is a Pirates of the Caribean Theme. I want to meet you and if any one has a 13 year old please bring them to meet my 13 year old! I'll have healthy food, but my significant other insists on "lil' smokies as a food at the party. Please bring a spark dish or healthy side dish. We are dressing up as pirates, if you want, dress up too! I am looking to have at least 60 RSVP's. <BR> I live off of Agate Street. Saturday the 2... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 13:56:08 EST PARTY IN PINK ZUMBATHON!! OCTOBER 1ST DONT MISS OUT ON AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE. <BR> THE WASCO HIGH SCHOOL FUTURE WOMEN LEADERS OF AMERICA CLUB (FWLA) IS HOSTING A PARTY IN PINK ZUMBATHON TO KICK OFF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH AND TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE CAUSE. <BR> <BR> <em>184</em> WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011 <BR> <em>184</em> TIME: 9-11AM <BR> <em>184</em> WHERE: WASCO HIGH SCHOOL GYM <BR> <em>184</em> 1900 7TH STREET, WASCO, CA 93280 <BR> <BR> <em>184</em> TICKETS: $20 AT THE DOOR <BR> <BR> THERE WILL BE 5 LOCAL ... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:36:21 EST Emoticon your Day. <em>334</em> <em>517</em> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:02:30 EST No Profile Pictures?! Hi Bako Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I am pretty new to SP and this team. It's a pretty good size group and everyone that I have had interaction with seemed helpful and nice. I just went to the members area for spark pages to see if there might be some people I know irl on here. Since most people's profile names are kinda random and nondescript, I thought I could at least recognize someone by their profile picture. That's when I noticed that probably more than 75% of you don't have a profile picture ... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 17:43:23 EST Hey everyone Just joined hopefuly this program helps me and every one els who wants to lose weight and have a healthier life style a Fri, 9 Sep 2011 03:27:31 EST Hello all! My name is Mandy Hart Hi everyone. My name is Mandy Hart. I'm here because I want to lose 115 pounds through healthy diet and exercise. I've tried losing weight before, like so many others. But this time I'm also blogging about my progress and setbacks. I've been blogging for about a month now at, and it has added a whole accountability aspect that I've been needing. So far so good. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping Spark People can help me to keep track of my goals though. I'm also looking f... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 18:12:17 EST September Goals Anybody care to share what their September goals are? <BR> <BR> Mine is to lose 8lbs and continue working out. I am signed up to do a 5K at the end of October so having 8lbs gone will definately help me with my time. But I don't want to lose muscle so I've got to stay motivated to keep exercising. <BR> <BR> Fri, 2 Sep 2011 00:33:38 EST Hills in Bakersfield Anybody know if there are any good running trails with hills in Bakersfield besides the bluffs and at Calm? If so, please let me know. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 23:54:36 EST In Shape City, White Lane Anyone work out at In Shape on White Lane during the week in the mornings? Would like to meet up with a work out buddy for motivation. Tue, 9 Aug 2011 00:52:05 EST Sparkers In Tehachapi??? Am I all alone??? Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:00:01 EST How is everybody doing? Hi My name is Jesus and I am a soon to be college student at Bakersfield Highschool, I am a fitness freak and like to help others. My only thing that I think has been holding me back is eating right and having good nutrition and thats why I joined, my goals are to eat healthier and to live a healthy lifestyle and one day join the military I hope to meet people with the same goals as I do. Sat, 16 Jul 2011 23:24:24 EST How is everybody doing? Hi My name is Jesus and I am a soon to be college student at Bakersfield Highschool, I am a fitness freak and like to help others. My only thing that I think has been holding me back is eating right and having good nutrition and thats why I joined, my goals are to eat healthier and to live a healthy lifestyle and one day join the military I hope to meet people with the same goals as I do. Sat, 16 Jul 2011 23:24:23 EST kathleen been saving money for the last 3 months so we could buy something special. we decided to get a treadmill. this is going to take place by wed. next week. i'll be exercising for over 2 hours daily. <BR> <BR> kathleen <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> <em>231</em> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 06:42:47 EST Hiyas All ... Im HunnyBunny ... Hi Everyone! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> My name is Leslie, HunnyBunny or HB... my husband gave me this nickname. Im 33 year old, married Mom of one wonderful 9 year old (almost 10) boy. We have live in Bakersfield just over 3 years, moving here from Southern California. <BR> <BR> My husband and I just joined SP 3 days ago, and at the moment we are feeling completely overwhelmed with all the groups, blogs, trackers .... and awesome reading material! It all so encouraging and giving us som... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 16:45:27 EST Womens Self Defense Class (Free) July 20th Learn to defend yourself - Workshops are free and open to the public. This class is offered only once a month, so come join us for 3 hrs and learn how to defend yourself against sexual assault. This class is offered to only girls and women from 14 yrs and up. So bring a friend, and learn hand to hand techniques from Kung Fu Master David Woods from Fighting Dragons. <BR> <BR> For more information please click on the link below! <BR> <BR><BR>selfdefe... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 15:12:34 EST July morning What are everyone's morning plans for tomorrow? I will be going walking yet again at about 6am. Good Luck to all and have a great 4th of July. Sun, 3 Jul 2011 15:45:12 EST Hello Everyone Hello to all. My name is Eddie. I recently made the decision to get my butt back in shape. My goal is to loose 100 or more lbs. I play softball for nestle at beach park on Wendsdays and I have been walking at least 1.5 miles per day in a 30 span. Within the next couple of months, I plan to buy a bike so I can put in even more cardio throughout the week. Just wanted to introduce myself just in case someone is looking for a starter walking buddy. <BR> <BR> Kind regards, Eddie. Fri, 1 Jul 2011 10:00:11 EST Favorite Motivational Song of the Week (6/26 -7/2) Nicki Minaj- Moment 4 Life Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:06:33 EST Favorite Work Out Routine of the Week (6/26 - 7/2) Elliptical Trainer Level 15 <em>104</em> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:04:04 EST Zumba Classes (FREE) No Gym Membership? Do you Zumba? The hottest fitness craze is now available FREE! No reservations are required. Space is limited. Locations and times vary. <BR> <BR> Call 661-861-0852 for more information. <BR> <BR> Mondays - 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Mercy Child Care Center: 2301 Ashe Road <BR> <BR> Tuesdays - 5:30pm - 7:30pm - Mercy Conference Center: 1900 16th Street <BR> <BR> Wednesdays - 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Mercy Child Care Center: 2301 Ashe Road <BR> <BR> Thursdays - 6:00pm - 7:00pm - B... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:20:11 EST Diabetes Education Classes (FREE) Learn about healthy eating for diabetics, how to monitor blood sugar, manage medications, and how to prevent diabetes complications. Classes are FREE and held monthly at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. Bring a friend or loved one. <BR> <BR> When: <BR> This class is offered the third Wednesday of every month from 2pm to 4pm. <BR> <BR> Where: <BR> Attendees meet in BMH Main Lobby. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:02:44 EST Healthy Lifestyle Classes (FREE) Learn about heart healthy eating and menu planning, how to use food labels in making healthy choices, what fats are heart healthy and which to avoid, cooking, snack choices and eating out. Classes are FREE and held monthly at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. Bring a friend or loved one. <BR> <BR> When: <BR> This class is offered the first Wednesday of every month from 2pm to 4pm. <BR> <BR> Where: <BR> Attendees meet in BMH Main Lobby <BR> <BR> Hope to see you guys there <em>334</em> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:48:00 EST July Weigh In Challenge I challenge you to weigh in every week and post your progress for everyone to see during the month of July. <BR> <BR> Since I weighed myself this Tuesday, I'll set the example, <BR> <BR> Starting weight: 355.4 <BR> As of 6/28/11: 336 (-19.4) Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:39:48 EST new member Hi, I am a returning member.Spark People was good when I joined years ago but now it is great. I know from experience that Spark People will guide me to achieve my desired results. A year and a half ago I had a baby and then health complications.I am looking forward to getting back into shape. Sun, 26 Jun 2011 22:19:11 EST Hello Bakersfield Sparkers! I'll be moving to Bakersfield by the end of July, I'm real excited about hiking there in the fall with our family dog, Chance. Summers I guess ya 'all spend in the pool! What do you do in the summer as Sparkers? See you all soon and hope to hear from you before the 31st! <em>252</em> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:34:51 EST Beginner Hi, Im new to all this and I really need helpful tips. Wed, 1 Jun 2011 15:15:22 EST Anybody work out at 24 Hour Fitness on Gosford? I spend probably ~10 hours per week there, and I wondered if any other Sparkers are members. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 23 May 2011 02:35:29 EST Hello :) Hello everyone! <BR> I just found this webiste after researching online. I'm 37, and currently looking to lose about 15 pounds. Within the past 12 months I have lost 25 pounds through eatong healthier and joining a local bootcamp. I've recently hit a plateau and am hoping this site can help me jumpstart my weightloss again. Sun, 15 May 2011 19:38:59 EST What do we want Bakersfield?? What do we want help with? <BR> What do we want to do? <BR> What do we hope to accomplish in this healthy lifestyle journey? <BR> How can we help each other? <BR> <BR> We have over 3,000 people on this team - one heck of a support group. So what are we going to do about it? <BR> <BR> Kern County ranks 51st out of 56 counties surveys in California in terms of health. Los Angeles, the smog polluted city, ranked 26th. I think that says something about our county. We have to get healthy. We hav... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 16:53:00 EST Whats it going to take? This is a hard team to keep going. Several have taken a shot at it, but for whatever reason we seem to just drift away. Come on guys and gals, we need each other! Any suggestions? I am retired now so I will be more available to NAG!! Mon, 18 Apr 2011 01:21:29 EST it's me kathleen i'm currently on my second week here and i have managed to lose some weight by exercising only. you see we had a cat that had to have surgery this month so we wasn't able to buy the food that we usually get. he had a swollen ear and he had to see the vet it was all we could do to come up with the money to get it done. but the good news is i have managed to lose some weight went from 238 to 225 and that is a good start. <BR> <BR> kathleen Wed, 30 Mar 2011 08:56:02 EST Yokuts Park this weekend... join us! Earlier this year Jennifer and I decided we would commit to doing the Run for a Reason this weekend at Yokut's park to help motivate our efforts and have a "finish line" per say to look forward to (at least in my case). I wanted to extend the invitation to anyone that may be up for it and ready to do a race this weekend. They have a 10K run, 5K, and a 2K Family Fitness walk and you would be able to register that morning starting at 6am. I thought it would be a good way to have another "SparkR... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:05:21 EST New I am not too sure if this is the right way of doing this. I am new to all of this . A friend from church informed me of "Sparkpeople". I would like and need the encouragement of others In Bakersfield that has the same interests as myself. "Getting Healthy" <BR> the only thing I have tried is "Weight Watchers" the meeting were on the west side of town and I live east side. I am shy person until I get to know you. I enjoy walking and am now starting to go to the gym. I am determined to lose... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 13:45:04 EST Hello Sparkers I'm an oldie to the site, but haven't really used it to its full abilities and think I'm ready to do so. I have been yo-yoing on my health/weight for the better of 10 years. I'm about to approach 35 and want to get it under control. Everytime I'm on my way to success, I let myself go. So here I am, hoping to find the support and encouragement I need to pass my decade-old plataue. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 01:21:40 EST Anyone going to see the Harlem Globetrotters? <BR> Hey guys! Is anyone else going to see the Harlem Globetrotters? My boys are extremely excited to see them and this is such a great deal - that I wanted to share! Hope it helps! <BR> <BR> The Harlem Globetrotters’ 2011 “4 Times the Fun” World Tour is coming to Bakersfield, CA on February 28, 2011 at 7pm at the Rabobank Arena! <BR> <BR> Use code MOM to save $7 on tickets when purchased through this link:<BR>D117409C?artistid=806223&majorcatid=1... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 14:09:44 EST February SparkRally Hi all! I hope Jen doesnt get mad at me for posting this, but I'm just so excited about this team. I was hoping we could all start sharing some ideas for the February SparkRally. Let's think of the following: <BR> <BR> -When would it be? <BR> -What time? <BR> -Where would it be? <BR> -What should we do? <BR> <BR> I dont know how everyone's schedule works, but I just thought I'd point out that we have two holidays this month and some people dont work those holidays: Feb. 7 and Feb. 21. Just ... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 13:39:19 EST Hoping to find accountability and encouragement My name is Judi. I have been down this road many times, although, this is the first time I didn't wait until I gained it all back to get things under control. <BR> I lost 80 lbs 6 years ago using the HMR diet. It was amazing and my husband and I were even featured on our local clinic's commercial! <BR> I have been getting lazy in the last few years and have put 30 of those hard lost pounds back on. I have lost focus. <BR> That is all about to change! I am getting back on the HMR band wagon... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 14:49:18 EST bakersfield spark rally well it's a new year and i think we're all in need for a little team motivation... to show our support... to give ideas....and to just let loose a little the plan is to have spark rally which will include i nice walk and a small pot luck with a recipe swap.. but i need everyone's help on times and places... and please keep in consideration the weather :) please post here with any ideas you all may have.... lets get sparking!!!! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 21:26:48 EST Beachbody Workout & Become a BeachBody Coach! Hello team! =o) <BR> <BR> As you may have guessed it from my invitations to join our weekly BeachBody work outs, I am a BeachBody Coach! It is an awesome tool I have found to help me stay on my journey to losing weight the healthy way & see results that I have actually maintained... not only that, but my overall health has improved too!!! <BR> <BR> I normally wouldn't boast about such things, but this is something I truly believe in! <BR> <BR> IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING IN SHAPE ... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 01:32:47 EST Hi everyone! New to SP and just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Erica, hope to get to know some of you!! :) Fri, 31 Dec 2010 13:28:50 EST Another Newbie :) Hey all, what a great site! I know that in the past when I've lost weight and firmed up it was through walking. Any locals want to walk? Let me know. I think the bottom line is holding each other accountable. Even when you feel like saying no.. not today.. you'll go because your friend is counting on you. <BR> <BR> I've got a closet full of my favorite clothes waiting on me... so what are you waiting for? There are lots of parks to meet at and walk during this great cooler winter wea... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 17:06:23 EST NEW YEARS SPARKRALLY ANYONE?? I thought it would be a good idea to have a SparkRally once we get into the New Year. It would be a good way to share our New Years Resolution, meet up again (for those who've already met) and meet new people (for those who've never met) so we know who we're cheering on and who's cheering us on as well. I hadnt mentioned anything before because I cant take up the task of organizing it, but if anyone would like to organize a New Years SparkRally I will be more than happy to help. Tue, 21 Dec 2010 16:27:55 EST December Find-A-Friend Challenge! I have received at least a dozen messages of people who want to get together with other Bakersfield sparkers and find like-minded accountability partners. That is what this month's challenge is all about! <BR> <BR> I will be posting daily or weekly challenges to get you interacting with other Bakersfield Spark Team members. Try to start establishing relationships with other people who you may have never talked with before. <BR> <BR> Today's challenge: Add someone new as a friend to your pa... Sun, 5 Dec 2010 21:13:14 EST Accountability buddy needed I'm looking for a local accountability buddy. <BR> I want to be able to text, IM, SPMail, Facebook, Tweet, with this person. Anything that will keep us both motivated and accountable. Tue, 30 Nov 2010 00:53:09 EST FREE BEACHBODY Workout Every Tuesday!!! Hello Team! <BR> <BR> I am Karla... a fellow Bksfld Sparker & a Beachbody Coach! <BR> <BR> I wanted to extend an "guest invite" to all of my teammates here: <BR> <BR> What: BeachBody workout <BR> Where: Marriott on Truxtun in front lecture rooms <BR> When: Every Tuesday Night at 6pm workout (and stay for Nutritious Samples & Beachbody info!) <BR> Cost: Free for my Guests! Just give them my name - Karla! <BR> <BR> Also, please message me if you want to go so I can meet & greet you! ... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 19:30:15 EST Any local turkey trots or Thanksgiving 5K's? I'm wondering if you all know of any local 5K's or turkey trots or anything fun like that to get me moving before a Thanksgiving meal. I'm hoping to find something fun to do. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 11:40:27 EST FREE Beachbody KENPO X workout TONIGHT! Hello Team! <BR> <BR> I am Karla... a fellow Bksfld Sparker & a Beachbody Coach! <BR> <BR> I wanted to extend an "guest invite" to all of my teammates here: <BR> <BR> What: Beachbody Kenpo X workout <BR> Where: Marriott on Truxtun in front lecture rooms <BR> When: TONIGHT 6pm workout (and stay for Nutritious Samples & Beachbody info!) <BR> Cost: Free for my Guests! Just give them my name, Karla! <BR> <BR> Also, please message me if you want to go so I can meet & greet you! =o) Tue, 16 Nov 2010 16:14:31 EST November SparkRally - RSVP! Check out your inbox for a team message. We are meeting Saturday November 13th at Riverwalk Park at 9:00am! <BR> <BR> Let me know if you can make it! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Wed, 3 Nov 2010 13:53:32 EST 1st Day need Accountability partner Today is my first day on Spark. I have never used a message board before. I know my motivation to keep on my fitness goals is accountablility. So that is what I am looking for. I also would like to be a motivator to someone else. I just finished a 38 minute tae bo work out. I use to breeze through billy blanks workouts, but after taking a year break from working out I am totally winded. I want to create a habit out of working out and using this message board. Once this becomes a habit I will ... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 21:08:54 EST November SparkRally? Bakersfield - <BR> <BR> What days/times in November work for you to come to a SparkRally? Let's do this thing! <BR> <BR> A Saturday morning would possibly work for me. Sun, 31 Oct 2010 17:17:49 EST November Challenge - SparkAmerica Leaderboards Hey Bakersfield team! This month's fitness challenge is to rack up those fitness minutes. <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> If you visit the SparkBakersfield page here: <BR> <BR><BR>ge.asp?city=Bakersfield <BR> <BR> You can see where we currently are on the leader boards. As of October 31st, we are at 117 out of 155 on the list of cities. For November, let's try to get ourselves out of the hundreds! <BR> <BR> All this requires you to do is track you fitness... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 17:11:45 EST Any ANYTIME FITNESS members here? Hey all, <BR> <BR> I'm an Anytime Fitness member and I'm wondering if anyone else on our team goes to that gym? My husband and I go to the Wasco one, but we're looking into going to the other ones in Bakersfield at least on the weekends 1) to change up our routine, 2) to try out some new machines, and 3) to try out some classes because none are offered at our gym. Does anyone go to any of the gyms in Bakersfield? Can you give us pointers as to classes or other things we can try out at the Ba... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:52:30 EST How To Train A Dragon - FREE Movie Night! When: Saturday November 6th 6PM <BR> Where: Riverlakes Community Church 4301 Calloway Drive Bakersfield, CA 93312 <BR> Who: Anybody! <BR> <BR> <BR> Come to a community showing of How To Train A Dragon on our grass. There will be concessions and an opportunity to enter a drawing for a flat screen TV, all at no charge to you! Movie Night is meant for the entire community, not just RiverLakes folk, so invite as many people as possible. Be sure to bring something to sit on. <BR> <BR> <em>272<... Tue, 26 Oct 2010 15:15:50 EST Recipe Swap VVILLALO83 gave me the suggestion to have a place where we could swap recipes, which I think is a great idea! Anytime you find a recipe you really like, post it here for everyone to see! Happy cooking. <em>190</em> Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:58:27 EST Runnng Groups/Walking Groups It seems like members here always want to get together with others to workout! Especially runners and walkers. Maybe we have some bicyclists or rollerbladers out there too? Hehe. <BR> <BR> Anyways, I added a link to the team page but thought I'd post it here too: <BR> <BR><BR>inggroups.htm <BR> <BR> The Bakersfield Track Club website has information on existing walking and running groups in the city. The list isn't exhaustive and doesn't cover ever... Sat, 16 Oct 2010 22:58:04 EST *waves* Hi! Hey y'all! I submitted a request to the SP team about becoming a team leader and they gave me the OK. I went ahead and changed some things about the team. <BR> <BR> We have a new "challenges" forum! Since there are only two weeks left in October, I will be handing out challenges daily to keep us thinking about healthy habits. Please post and let us know you completed them and encourage the others to do so as well. <BR> <BR> I left the Events forum for now, but may consider removing it. If... Sat, 16 Oct 2010 21:09:54 EST October Races This post is for all our runners and walkers. Here are the races left this month, courtesy of the Bakersfield Track Club. <BR> <BR> October 23rd, 2010 <BR> 8th annual SPCA Irondog Mutt Strut* <BR> 2K walk <BR> 5K, 10K run <BR> Sprint Duathlon <BR> <BR> <BR> Irondog Triathlon <BR> <BR> Duathlon begins at 8:00 am. All other races begin at 8:10. The events support the local SPCA. Two events in 2010. There will be an Irondog triathlon event for owners and their dogs. It will be 3 fun... Sat, 16 Oct 2010 20:06:09 EST Workout Buddies Post here to find other workout buddies! Sat, 16 Oct 2010 19:58:41 EST October Daily Challenge There are about two weeks left in October! Every day I will be posting a challenge for you to complete. Some may be fitness related, food related, or totally random! Check in daily to see what your challenge is for the day. <em>306</em> Sat, 16 Oct 2010 19:49:08 EST Daily Check-In This is a place to just check in with the team. Tell us about the great or terrible day you're having, share a joke, or whatever! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Sat, 16 Oct 2010 19:28:12 EST Bako! What are you doing this weekend? I am going to Fort Tejon's Candlelight Ghost Walk with my BF, and my 3 nieces. <BR> <BR> We've been planing this for a few weeks now and I can't wait! We also invited his brother and family and reserved 2 camping spots to enjoy the experience all night! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> So what is everyone else doing? Sat, 16 Oct 2010 00:21:55 EST walking buddy in the southwest area i live in the south west area off white lane and was wondering if anyone else out there would want a walking buddy for morning times? if so let me know. Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:57:18 EST Total Woman I'm looking for a workout buddy! I usually go after work anytime around 4:30 or later...let me know if you're interested! I'd love to find someone to find someone to keep accountable and help me do the same!I go to the Total Woman on Truxtun... Thu, 14 Oct 2010 14:00:53 EST ST demiana Coptic festival white lane and park drive <BR> 9200 white lane <BR> come and enjoy a free admission to our festival <BR> get a tour in the church learn about one of the most ancient churches in the world <BR> write ur name in hieroglyph on a papyrus paper <BR> take a picture with pharaoh kings and queens <BR> very cheap games for kids <BR> and listen to hymns made of music from the pharaoh music <BR> enjoy ur lunch there of some kabob and kofta , salad and pastries <BR> Saturday and Sunday October 9-10 from ... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 19:58:07 EST Team Leader I took steps to become the leader of this team :) I hope that is ok with everyone! I would LOVE to become more active in my local team and I stopped by the other day and realized that we no longer had a leader :( So I volunteered :) <BR> <BR> Is there anyone that would like to co-lead with me? Sat, 2 Oct 2010 18:42:29 EST In need of Job! I am very desparate for a job right now. I have applied at like 50 places and haven't heard a thing! I am going to school and have to start paying back my student loans but becasue I don't have a job it becomes problematic. I have called and every time I do the manager tells me that they have to wait for the applications to come in. I took resumes to some of the businesses but none would accept them until my interview when ever that is supposed to be. I have even tried fast food but they say ... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:01:27 EST new team member just join the sparkteam, i currently weight 190 would like to get down to 140,wish me luck Thu, 5 Aug 2010 20:58:57 EST inshape at coffee.. .workout buddy!?!?! anybody workout at inshape at coffee?? <BR> i go there every saturday early morning like to have an encouraging reason to go there in another day may be to play racquetball together or just to encourage each other <BR> let me know <BR> thanks Thu, 5 Aug 2010 12:49:13 EST Fitness 19 Any females go to Fitness 19 on Hageman? Would like a work out buddy :) Tue, 3 Aug 2010 19:26:12 EST help Hi there my name is <BR> Vanessa and am new to sparks. I just did 50 oblique crunches and I do not know how to add it to my total for today. Can someone please help me? <BR> Thank you, <BR> Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:57:43 EST Hello Motivation My name is Whitney and I'm just looking for a little motivation to keep myself going. If anyone else needs the same motivation push let me know I'd love to have a committed partner in this journey of mine. Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:07:46 EST A Happier Healthier Jessica Hi I'm Jessica, I joined Spark People because I have gone through so many ups and downs with my weight going back to high school and I want to change my lifestyle and find permanent change. I have high blood pressure which at 27 really scares me and has forced me to face what my lifestyle is doing to my health. I need to find a way to sustain change and I hope that the large community of support on this website will make the difference for me once and for all. Sun, 18 Jul 2010 19:35:42 EST Need Workout Partner Hey everyone I am in dire need to get to the gym...but I make a lot of excuses for myself. My husband and I would like to start trying to have a baby soon, but I really want to lose some weight first. Anyone work out at Body Exchange, I go to the one on McNair(white ln.) but can go to Calloway as well. I am available during the week 2-closing. Let me know!! I really need to get in shape! Mon, 21 Jun 2010 23:19:57 EST ready to get my life. back I'm 42 in love. And want to look n feel. Good about me love to cook. N walking want to make. Friends <BR> Mon, 21 Jun 2010 12:54:24 EST hello Hello, my name is Erica and I am a stay at home mommy of one. I love it but it keeps me from getting out of the house and being active sometimes. I am trying to lose at least 20 lbs so I am watching what I eat and trying to exercise more. I am very new to this website and do not know how to do anything yet but it seems like it would be a lot of help. Good luck to all! Tue, 8 Jun 2010 14:08:47 EST Hello Everyone I guess my username says it. I have 30 lbs to lose and was very excited last night when I found and signed up on SparkPeople. I was up till 11:45. Now I am even more excited to find fellow Bakersfield friends to be with...I just wanted to say hi. I am 54 years old and really need to lose this wait. Looking forward to hearing from fellow sparkers.. Thu, 3 Jun 2010 22:46:06 EST Post June's exercise here New month new chance to get it right.. Tue, 1 Jun 2010 09:02:27 EST June's weight record. Weigh daily,week ly,monthly Post your weight here if you like. I like to see my progress. Tue, 1 Jun 2010 09:00:25 EST June chatroom New slate, new month. <BR> I did lose some in May and that's better than I did in April.. <em>9</em> Tue, 1 Jun 2010 08:53:11 EST Gospel Concerts this week. The Memorial Day Concert that we have every year is at: <BR> <BR> Word of Life Fellowship <BR> 5300 Stine Rd <BR> Bakersfield, CA 93313 <BR> It starts Monday May 31st at 1:00pm <BR> Contact Sharon Elmore for more info. <BR> <BR> The second is at: <BR> <BR> Calvary Gospel Church <BR> 424 Sterling in East BKFD <BR> It starts at 5pm on Saturday the 29th <BR> Contact Bill Underwood for more info. <BR> <BR> <em>339</em> <em>339</em> <em>339</em> <em>335</em> <em>335</em> <em>335</em>... Thu, 27 May 2010 10:12:39 EST Water to live and thrive, we can't do w/o it.. What Water Does in the Body and some remedies. <BR> About 75% of the body is water. The blood fluid, of a person weighing 150 pounds has about 10 lbs or 5 qts of water and is 92% water; red blood cells = 65% water, white blood cells = 70% , general body cells - 80% , protoplasm = 75% , saliva (about 3 pts, daily) = 99%, gastric juice (1-2 quarts daily) = 99%, skin perspiration (1-5 pts. daily) = 99%. lungs use up to one quart; kidnesy use 1-2 quarts,; brain is 85% water, nerves 75%, heart=75... Mon, 24 May 2010 12:36:43 EST Hi Everyone! Hello to all. My name is Joni Field and I am new here. I am starting over (again) with my diet and exercise plan. I am happy there is a forum for Bakersfield. It's really hard to stay on track by yourself. I am happy to be here and look forward to meeting you all. Mon, 24 May 2010 00:59:29 EST I want to get healthy In the past I had always set goal to loose weight for a vacation, or an upcoming event, the past 6 years I have been through so many changes good and bad, but now the most important reason to lose weight is to be healthy, and to live a long life with husabnd and to be there for my son, ok, ok, I want to feel sexy again :) I need to lose about 150 pounds to get back to where i feel comfortable again, so i have set goals to lose 70 pounds for the first goal , this is the amount of weight i gain... Fri, 21 May 2010 15:17:36 EST My Training Schedule If anyone is interested in how I am training for my triathlon in July and the half-marathon in November, here is a link to my Google doc that contains my training program. <link><BR>?key=t78Q7qtTCIQDvy7mhFtv3Mg&hl=en#gid=0 </link> Sat, 15 May 2010 19:36:11 EST Cancelled <BR> <BR> Sun, 9 May 2010 17:02:52 EST Hello my name is... ... Bridgett.. My doctor actually recommended that I come and check this website out and join so I did. I am to the point right now where I want to lose weight so badly and I want to lose It so fast because no diets and no teas or pills or exercises work that I only eat a few days a week if that. I've lost my appetite not only from wanting to lose weight but from my medication that I'm on aswell. So that right there makes it hard to lose weight as well. so now I am going to do It right excers... Sun, 9 May 2010 01:40:01 EST AMGEN Tour Hey! I'm sure everyone has already hear about this on TV or the radio, but I thought I'd post it anyways. Here's the website for information: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> There is also a lifestyles festival which might be a great place to have a little spark bakersfield meeting! Sat, 8 May 2010 14:15:45 EST Free Concert - Manic Drive @ VBF Air 1 Appreciation Concert with Manic Drive <BR> May 10 <BR> Monday <BR> 7:00 pm <BR> <BR> Valley Bible Fellowship <BR> 2300 E. Brundage Ln. <BR> Bakersfield , CA 93307 <BR> <BR> Air 1 wants to thank you for your Support with this <BR> <BR> FREE concert featuring music by: <BR> <BR> Manic Drive <BR> <BR> THE WRECKING <BR> <BR> SATELLITES AND SIRENS <BR> <BR> THE RED AIRPLANES Sat, 8 May 2010 14:10:03 EST Free Gospel Concerts,May 9th and May 23rd Free concerts... <BR> <BR> May 9th at 6pm: <BR> Sunday evening concert. <BR> The Weatherfords, Lily Fern Weatherford, gospel music legend, favorite on Gaither Homecoiming videos. <BR> <BR> May 23rd at 6pm: <BR> Danny & Chris Sinacori in Concert Sunday evening. <BR> Singer-Musician-Evangelist-Comedy <BR> <BR> Both concerts will be at: <BR> Word of Life Fellowship <BR> 5300 Stine Rd <BR> Bakersfield, CA 93313 <BR> <BR> For more info: <BR> 661 391-9880 <BR> or <BR> Church 661 831-8729 <BR> ... Fri, 7 May 2010 10:45:27 EST Introduce myself Sorry I didn't introduce myself, I was so anxious to get started here! I'm a fairly fit 67 year old grandmother who loves working out and golfing. I also love to cook and eat! Therein lies my problem. I read cookbooks like other people read novels. I've become overweight in the last few years and need to take it off for recent heart problems so I need all your help. Thanks in advance. Sun, 2 May 2010 11:47:55 EST need support I'm a new sparker and would like your help to motivate me. My cardialogist says, "lose it!" <BR> " Sun, 2 May 2010 11:14:14 EST May's exercise, post here.. Let's do better in May.. <em>34</em> <em>332</em> Sat, 1 May 2010 13:36:33 EST Chat here in May... New thread for May Sat, 1 May 2010 13:33:37 EST May's weigh ins, daily,weekl y,monthly.. Your choice...daily,weekly,monthly. <BR> <BR> April 1st, 172 <BR> <BR> May 1st, 173 Sat, 1 May 2010 13:28:57 EST new looking for friends hi my name is tazz i am new here and looking for friends to help me reach my goal. add me Thu, 29 Apr 2010 20:41:26 EST Really need a walking buddy!! Hello my names Vanessa and I would really like a walking buddy..I live in Oildale and I am just not comfortable walking by myself around here.My son likes to go everywhere with me and I would love to bring him in his stroller but I am still nervous walking by myself..So if anybody lives by where I live it would be cool if you'd wanna be walking buddies..Just let me know...Thanks alot!! Sun, 25 Apr 2010 02:32:34 EST Looking for work out buddy-24HOUR FITNESS/ ROSEDAL Im NEW to this, but was looking for a work out buddy that goes to 24 hour fitness on Rosedale Hwy. <BR> Wed, 21 Apr 2010 17:19:43 EST 9 reasons to quit drinking sodas... There are people who drink maybe 6 cans of soda every day. For these people to cut out just those sodas would produce a significant amount of weight loss. These people are addicted and will probably have to cut them out by gradually reducing the cans they drink. Not only is it bad to drink this much soda but these people don't drink any water because they drink so much soda. Imagine how our bodies are comprised mostly of water and yet instead of water we give them so much soda that we don't h... Sat, 10 Apr 2010 15:22:32 EST Take a look at your diet plan once more.. Sometimes I need to look at my diet and exercise as though it were a friend's. What advice would I give to my friend if they were eating and exercising like I am? It's a lot like looking at yourself and wondering what you would advise your friend if they were a friend like you. Looking at how kind you are to strangers, how would I like to be treated if I was a stranger to me. Little things like letting a car cut in front of you when you see them trying to change lanes, opening the door for so... Sat, 10 Apr 2010 13:06:54 EST April weigh in here April 1st,172 <BR> <BR> Will be posting weekly. Fri, 2 Apr 2010 12:34:48 EST Post April's exercise here..move your bones April 1st-no exercise Fri, 2 Apr 2010 12:33:09 EST Count your water daily here.. I'm starting a new month. I got sorta out of it for the last three days. Busy putting my new computer desk and bookcase together. I'm back now and ready to start over from here.. Thu, 1 Apr 2010 10:01:15 EST April's Chats I finally got my fast computer back but I lost my FitDay. Today is a new month and a new start for me.. <em>334</em> Thu, 1 Apr 2010 09:58:47 EST Free Concert - The Rick Copus Band 4/16 The Rick Copus Band will be putting on a FREE concert at Riverlakes Community Church on April 16th. Doors open at 6:30 and the concert begins at 7:00. <BR> <BR> Check out their website here: <BR> <link><BR>tml </link> Sun, 28 Mar 2010 16:46:57 EST Cell phone info...I mportant I got this in an email today... <BR> <BR> IMPORTANT! Read - about your cell phones!! <BR> Message: REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month. <BR> REMINDER.... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls. <BR> <BR> .... YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS <BR> <BR> To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222. <BR> It is the National DO NO T C ALL list. It will only take a minut... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 09:44:31 EST Tejon Ranch Hike 3/20/10 Title: HIKE March 20, 2010 Tunis Canyon on Tejon Ranch <BR> <BR> Date: Saturday March 20, 2010 <BR> Time: Leave Bakersfield Starbucks Coffee: Lowe’s shopping center, northeast on Panama Lane and Hwy 99 @ 8:00 AM <BR> Phone: 661-747-5065; 661-778-3453 <BR> Notes: March 20, 2010 Tunis Canyon on Tejon Ranch <BR> Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to hike on historic Tejon Ranch land. We will carpool to the guard shack at Tejon Ranch Gate by the Old Headquarters at the end of... Tue, 16 Mar 2010 19:48:43 EST Tues Evening Run I am thinking about a Tues evening run, probably at the bike path. I'm thinking low key, run or walk, not sure about distance. Would anybody be interested in doing something like this if I set it up? Sun, 14 Mar 2010 15:36:12 EST Free Gospel Concert, The Needham Family.. This concert is on Friday, March 12th at 7pm. <BR> It will be at 2408 Allen Road acrossed from Albertson's. <BR> Mike and Darla Cornell and Mark and Kim Roberts will be there too. Great singing. <BR> I love the Gospel Concerts. Join me there..It's free Sun, 7 Mar 2010 10:31:16 EST Free Gospel Concert Tonight we are going to a Gospel Concert at North Heights Baptist Church, 3960 No. Chester. It starts at 6pm and the Golden State Quartet will be featured. They are good. Sat, 6 Mar 2010 13:32:12 EST hello how is everyone this evening. Sat, 6 Mar 2010 00:14:44 EST Life is an echo.. Life is an echo, what you send out will return. <BR> This applies not just to if you're positive or negative, but if you're kind or not, if you're giving or not, if you talk or act. I'm making my life positive and not just with my talk, but with my walk.. <BR> Today is worth two tomorrows. Live in the present, not the past which you cannot change, not in the future which will be determined by what you do today, but live life today like it's the last day that you will have. We never know whe... Thu, 4 Mar 2010 14:16:01 EST Wonderful blog, worth sharing. (long) This is a low carber but it applies to us too. <BR> <BR> Another day, another co-worker’s birthday (and the obligatory cake in the break room). <BR> <BR> You’re into the lean and clean style of eating, so it’s easy to resist this stuff, right? You ignored the dirty looks when you turned down that piece of fudge-smothered bundt cake offered by your boss’s wife at their employee open house. You don’t mind gnawing on the few anemic carrot sticks left at the annual holiday party. Dessert just ... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 11:39:20 EST March daily water count.. Post your water count here tomorrow. <BR> <em>194</em> <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>91</em> Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:54:51 EST March exercise.. Post your exercise here tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I have kept my 1/1/10 resolution. I have exercised every day since January 1st. I had a couple of rest days but other than that I've been very consistent. <BR> If you hate exercise like I do, find something, no matter how little and do it everyday. Soon you will be so proud you've been consistent that you'll want to do more. If not, be satisfied to just do what you do. Don't make it a burden to you. Calorie restriction is much more effective than... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:51:47 EST March weigh ins.. Post here tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Post your February losses or gains here if you wish. <BR> <BR> I lost 5.5 lbs in February. Total of 11.5 lbs since January 1st. Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:23:54 EST March chats in Bakersfield Post here tomorrow.. Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:18:01 EST Gospel Music Concert at New Covenant Church This concert is Friday, February 26th at The New Covenant Church @ 800 Airport Drive93308 and it starts at 7pm. The tickets are $10, or $13 at the door. Mike & Darla Cornell, Psalms 100, will be featured with The Needhams. Both of these groups are outstanding. Tickets can be purchased at Goin' Postal, 11000 Brimhall Rd. Suite "E" or 661 979-0786, 661 587-5222, Gary Young Promotions. Doors open at 6pm. <BR> I love both these groups and can guarentee you'll like them too if you love music. Sun, 21 Feb 2010 09:01:47 EST Explain your username Something I'm always curious about is how people came around to their usernames. I know some of yours are pretty self-explanatory because they are your first or last name. For the others, why is your username what it is? <BR> <BR> My username has two parts. Cali, obviously because that's where I live, and RPM stands for Rapid Prompting Method. This is a method of teaching autistic people that I was trained in about a year and a half ago. Not many people in CA are trained in it so I thought ... Sat, 20 Feb 2010 18:32:40 EST Free Southern Gospel Concert There is going to be a free Southern Gospel concert today at 4pm, 10011 Rosedale Hwy, with Billy Brisendine, The Lighthouse Boys, Glory Bound, The Roberts, The Owens, Sons of the Shepherds, Psalms 100 and many more other artists. Come if you love Gospel Music. It will warm your soul for sure. All are invited to come. <BR> <em>410</em> <em>129</em> Sat, 20 Feb 2010 10:37:33 EST Did you know? That going from 211 degrees to 212 degrees makes water boil, just a degree away? <BR> That scientists try many times before they get it right and what if they stopped the time before they discovered it? <BR> That each time you diet you learn something new and this may be the time you reach goal? <BR> That each time you reach for something you learn? <BR> That after you've done it many times and gathered much info that it may well be the time you break through and succeed? <BR> <BR> There's ... Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:13:42 EST Workout Music I know some people here use music during their workouts. I was wondering if we could get a thread going of some great, uplifting songs which get us moving. I'm already bored with my playlist and would like some suggestions. Wed, 10 Feb 2010 15:51:42 EST March 13th Marathon who wants to join? Yokuts Park Fun Runs 1mi, 2mi, 3mi, 5mi Absolutely Free! Come out and run on the second Saturday of each month at Yokut's Park in Bakersfield. We start at 7am with a 1 mile "warm up" run for everyone. After that, choose from a 2, 3, or 5 mile run. We will keep track of your time for you, and have some snacks afterward. <BR> <BR> <BR> allright me and 2 more bakersfield page members are going to go its 7 am and i am sure we will be done probably by 830 who wants to join lets all en... Wed, 10 Feb 2010 15:26:15 EST Post your daily glasses of water here.. 2/1, 5 glasses <BR> 2/2, 10 glasses <BR> 2/3, 8 glasses <BR> 2/4, 10 glasses <em>194</em> Fri, 5 Feb 2010 10:06:20 EST Sleep, it as important as water. Did you know that we lose weight while sleeping? I don't know why but I can get up in the night to go to the bathroom and weigh myself (I know, excessive)and then in the morning I'll be 1-2 lbs lighter. If you're not getting enough sleep and enough water, you may be sabotaging your weight loss. <em>102</em> <em>220</em> <em>194</em> Wed, 3 Feb 2010 15:37:06 EST SparkWasco team created Hi all, <BR> <BR> I have just created a new team for the town of Wasco. SparkWasco is a great place to find local support. If you're a Wasconian, please join us. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>de=EP88ICE8P9 </link> Wed, 3 Feb 2010 14:52:00 EST Post your spark points here. I got 1 today?? Tomorrow's got to be better! <em>20</em> Tue, 2 Feb 2010 10:42:30 EST Anybody workout/live near White Lane and Wilson? Hey everyone! I was wondering if any one was looking for a work out partner. I go to In Shape on White Lane and also walk down Wilson Mon thro Fri. If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll tell you more about myself <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Amanda Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:31:49 EST Starting Over I live in Bakersfield, CA. I had baby #3 on October 11th & have actually gained a few pounds since his birth, so I'm starting over. I have alot of weight to lose, but I've done it twice before & can do it again! This time though I want to get down to my healthy weight range, not just to where I was right before having kids. Sun, 31 Jan 2010 13:30:44 EST Post your February's exercise here.. Post here tomorrow.. Sun, 31 Jan 2010 09:39:31 EST Post your February's weigh in here. Post here tomorrow. Sun, 31 Jan 2010 09:37:58 EST February's lounge, meet and get to know each other Post here tomorrow. Remember to go to Sarah's for our get together. (Monday) Sun, 31 Jan 2010 09:31:15 EST Hi Everyone Just joined up since I live in Bakersfield. How's everyone doing. I hope to reach my goals! Thu, 28 Jan 2010 11:25:53 EST CASA 1st Annual Rio Bravo Run <link><BR>n=menu&menu_id=3 </link> <BR> <BR> Check out the above link if you're interested in participating in CASA's 1st annual Rio Bravo Run. The .pdf link that works is the one on the left hand side of the website with a girl running for the icon. <BR> <BR> CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA helps foster kids here in Kern County. Typically these are the kids who are in the most desperate situations. I can say firsthand that a CA... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:47:52 EST Hello Everyone Hi. My name is My . I am trying to become a healthier person, but I am finding it difficult to do so with out a support system or support team. I am a 22 year old student. I am 263 pounds and I am only 5'2. I love to dance, have fun and laugh. I look forward to seeing how spark people will help me with my health journey. <BR> Thank you <BR> My Sun, 24 Jan 2010 04:59:01 EST Soup recipe for rainy weather.. I saw this and thought it sounded like it would be great on a cold rainy day.. <BR> Dried beans are magical. What other protein and fiber source swells up to two or three times its original size when soaked in water. Think of what a hamburger would do if you soaked it overnight. I did some pretty arcane calculations and found out that dried black beans and boneless skinless chicken breast each cost about 1.7 cents per gram of protein. Adults need about .8 grams of protein per every 1 kilogram... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 11:49:35 EST Hi everyone! I am new to this site, and I am excited to be a member, and begin to live a healthier life style! Mon, 18 Jan 2010 16:13:41 EST Excuses, Excuses I always start - but then find excuses to stop. Hopefully this time (with sparkles help) I'll be able to stop making excuses and lose this 30 lbs. I've been hanging on to for 4 years. Fri, 15 Jan 2010 14:30:07 EST Bakersfield Sparkers Meeting - All are welcome! Hey Bako people! <BR> <BR> You are cordially invited to an open house at my place February 1st from 12pm-2pm. Drop by for a little bit or for the whole time! Let's get the month started right! I will have healthy goodies available (think veggies, air popped popcorn, fruit, ice water, etc...) If you think you can make it, please shoot me an email and I will give you my address and phone number. I hope you all can find a time to drop by! Tue, 12 Jan 2010 02:07:24 EST Care for a run anyone? Hi Bakersfield Sparkers, <BR> I am new to this group and excited to make a lifestyle change. I used to be an athlete in high school and I love to run, but was hoping to find a running partner or group to run with. Does anyone know about anything like this? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 11 Jan 2010 18:08:55 EST Has anyone tried Walden Farms products? This is the ingredients from Thick & Spicy BBQ Sauce: <BR> <BR> calorie free <BR> sugar free <BR> carb free <BR> cholesterol free <BR> fat free <BR> gluten free <BR> <BR> Purified tripple filtered water <BR> tomato paste <BR> apple cider vinegar <BR> Dijon mustard <BR> white distilled vinegar <BR> cellulose gel <BR> salt <BR> onion powder <BR> worchesteshire sauce <BR> xanthan gum <BR> propolene glycol alginate <BR> natural flavorings <BR> cayenne pepper <BR> red cabbage... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 11:04:56 EST Calorie counts for January., It's not a down day for me but I wanted to post my day's calories by food I ate. Join me if you like, it's great to be accountable! <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 32 oz of water (16 when I got up and 16 before eating. <BR> Egg beaters 1/2 cp with cilantro, onions and hot sauce in it=60 calories <BR> String cheese= 80 calories <BR> Sunsweet prunes (3)=60 calories <BR> Low carb tortilla=50 calories <BR> Coffee with cream=50 calories <BR> Total: 300 calories <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> Lunch: <BR... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 14:35:15 EST Ready for a positive new year!!! Hi my name is Amanda. I am 26 years old and weighing in at 240lbs. My goal is is to lose 100lbs in one year! I can't wait to start the Spark Bootcamp. Sat, 2 Jan 2010 21:16:07 EST Walk away the Pounds I'm starting a regular walking routine for 2010 and I was wondering if anyone else would like to join me. Walk any way you want, where ever you want. :) I have the walking at home dvd where you walk with Leslie Sansone called "Walk away the Pounds" that I use when I can't get outside to walk. It helps keep me accountable. :) <BR> <BR> Who else wants to join me? Thu, 31 Dec 2009 19:55:56 EST January's weigh in's for accounta bility.. Post here tomorrow. <em>192</em> Thu, 31 Dec 2009 10:30:13 EST Exercise on a new slate..2010 Post your exercise here tomorrow. I, for one, have made it my goal to exercise every day even if it's just for a few minutes.. <em>185</em> Thu, 31 Dec 2009 10:27:52 EST January in Bakersfield thread Post here tomorrow.. <em>41</em> Thu, 31 Dec 2009 10:19:45 EST Anyone work out at In shape city White lane?? <BR> Hello My name is Mary Miller.. I am new to the board.. Ive only posted a couple times so if i posted this thread in the wrong place im sorry.. But was just curious if any other spark members work out at In shape city. I am new to the gym and thought maybe we could be workout buddies or take a class together.. It is always funner when you dont have to do it by yourself.. <BR> <BR> anyone??????? Wed, 30 Dec 2009 16:13:58 EST Bakersfield Burrito Project Hi my name is Tiffany and I am apart of the Bakersfield Burrito Project. Every Sunday afternoon we go to Central park and we assemble rice and bean burritos. After they are assembled we take a route on foot to hand out these burritos to anyone who wants one. We have been doing this for a few months now and we are runnin low on donations and would appreciate if we could get some volunteers to help. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Not only is this a good way to help out our communit... Wed, 23 Dec 2009 12:23:05 EST LOOKING FOR A EXCERCISE BUDDY!!!! Well i live off of Harris and Stine.. <BR> Looking to walk or go to body xchange <BR> on white. So post if you would like to! Tue, 22 Dec 2009 15:36:57 EST new year's eve?!?!? tell us where are u going to spend the new year's eve at <BR> in our church we had always a big party and we all get together with choirs presentations and puppet shows for kids something to encourage people to be in the church that night <BR> are u planning to be home with family? <BR> or u will be drinking that night? <BR> how do u like to spend the first minutes of the year? Tue, 15 Dec 2009 13:47:06 EST Facebook Any of my Bakersfield Sparker friends on Facebook? Sat, 12 Dec 2009 21:36:41 EST Anyone hear about coffee making us fat? <link><BR>tm </link> Sat, 12 Dec 2009 15:06:55 EST Post Once a Day to Stay Motivated I think it's important to post at least once everyday to stay motivated, and focused, and to form a bond with other team members. We can support each other through similar situations, cheer each other on, and help one another from sliding back into our old ways, which is why we are here to begin with. <BR> <BR> Please join this group if you're serious about losing weight! By posting at least once a day we know you're still with us, working your plan, exercising, drinking water, and striving... Thu, 10 Dec 2009 14:48:23 EST Post your spark points here... I got 5 today on the spin. <BR> When I went to the wheel I was surprised to see that I've earned 67 already today, now 72.. <em>30</em> Thu, 10 Dec 2009 13:43:36 EST December's weigh ins... Gone Dec 1st through 6th <BR> <BR> Dec 6th 172.50 <BR> Dec 7th 170.50 <BR> Dec 8th 170 <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 Dec 2009 15:57:31 EST Fireside talks in December.. I'm glad to be home again and thankful for the rain. I also am glad to be back on track and feeling better about my eating habits..New members, please post! We need help keeping this going and helping each other stay on track here! <em>220</em> Tue, 8 Dec 2009 07:55:15 EST Just moved and I need to get to movin again! I have spent the last month or so packing up my old apt and moving in out new rental house. <BR> <BR> We found a cute lil old house near downtown, not the best neighborhood but we LOVE the house! It's a 910 square foot 2 bedroom house that was built in 1930! my boyfriend and I are both fans of older homes so we are just in love with it. <BR> <BR> I joined the new InShape on Oswell but after going for about a week or two I got a NASTY cold/flu or something and was stuck in bed for 4-5 ... Mon, 7 Dec 2009 13:38:45 EST Post your weigh ins here.. Nov 1st 164.5 <BR> Nov 2nd 166.5 <BR> Nov 3rd 165.5 <BR> Nov 4th 165 <BR> Nov 5th 165 <BR> Nov 6th 166 <BR> Nov 7th no scales in motor home. <BR> Nov 8th 167 <BR> Nov 9th 167.5 <BR> Nov 10th 169 Eeeeek! Almost the 170's! <BR> Nov 11th 163.5 after my water fast.. <BR> Great job, Mary! And congrats to all you losers! <BR> Nov 12th 163 after 472 calories <BR> Nov 13th 163 after 952c <BR> Nov 14th 162.5 <BR> Nov 15th 162.5 <BR> Nov 16th 164 <BR> Nov 17th 163.5 <BR> Nov 18th 165.... Mon, 7 Dec 2009 10:31:50 EST Trying a new approach. Hello, Everyone. <BR> <BR> I'm Devonee and I'm trying something new by signing up with Sparks. I'ld love feedback from all of you who have made a successful permant change. It would boost my belief that I can do it, too. I hope to hear from some of you soon, <BR> <BR> Sincerely, <BR> <BR> Devonee <BR> <BR> Sat, 21 Nov 2009 14:14:33 EST Thoughts in November.. This is a blog with information how MSG in foods we eat are addictive. Money is god and they don't care about our health. It's all about taking our money over and over again by getting us addicted to their product. <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2537248 </link> Wed, 11 Nov 2009 14:08:52 EST Phantom Pie Run/Walk - FREE! Hey all! <BR> <BR> I was browsing the BTC website (<BR>dar.htm) and found out there's something called the Phantom Pie Run. It's free, you bring some type of dessert, go run or walk for as long or as short as you like, then grub! The festivities start at 6am at Hart Park. I am not quite sure where at Hart Park though. <BR> <BR> If anyone has ever participated in this, I'd like to hear your thoughts. Wed, 11 Nov 2009 02:09:32 EST Walking without getting attacked! Does anyone have any advice for me? I really want to start walking everyday in the morning with my son in the stroller, but there are so many stray dogs out. I am afraid we're going to get attacked. Tue, 10 Nov 2009 20:03:35 EST November.. Weigh in here Post your weight here tomorrow <em>9</em> Sat, 31 Oct 2009 12:00:11 EST November's Chat log.. Post here tomorrow.. Sat, 31 Oct 2009 11:55:00 EST Happy to join Thank you all for the welcome. I am looking forward to working with you all. I just turned 50 last weekend and it is time to grab ahold of my health. Talk to you soon! Sat, 24 Oct 2009 14:42:15 EST Just getting started Hi, I'm gayle and I'm new to sparkle. I've been taking care of my daughter (who had breast cancer), her two sons, my mother, who has just passed away after a long illness, and now I'm going to start taking care of me. I need some TLC and encouragement as I make this journey. Thu, 22 Oct 2009 23:52:29 EST COPTIC FESTIVAL OCT 10TH/11TH FROM 10AM-7PM this is an invitation to all Bakersfield spark people <BR> come and join us for a journey to the past <BR> take a picture with the pharaohs of ancient Egypt <BR> listen to their music which is the oldest music still used till now in the world <BR> watch a small video about ancient Egyptians or copts <BR> and best of all u can enjoy a very tasty lunch, kabob, kofta, dolmas which is stuffed grape leaves <BR> and more <BR> address 9200 white lane inside st. Demiana Coptic church <BR> and time i... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 16:17:30 EST Thoughts in October.. This was posted on a blog of someone that I know and I wanted to share it with you. It might save your life.. <BR> Pretty neat idea. Never thought of it before. <BR> Put your car keys beside your bed at night. <BR> Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr*s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. <BR> Put your car keys beside your bed at night. <BR> If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just pr... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 13:52:23 EST October's Chat Link... Post your thoughts and news here..I'll be out of town to visit my brother today.. Thu, 1 Oct 2009 09:20:31 EST October's weigh ins.. Oct 1 164.5 lbs Thu, 1 Oct 2009 09:18:26 EST looking for walkers!!! Hi Bakersfield, I am a mother of 3..2 teenagers and a 8 month old. I try and walk on a regular basis, but as you know it gets boring walking by yourself!! I like to walk in the mornings and evenings. If any out there doesn't mind an extra person with a stroller to walk with please let me know! Sat, 26 Sep 2009 14:53:46 EST Think about this! I'm thinking again! I'm thinking that I may see success soon. We never know when one last try could be the one that changes our lives. I'm going for it! Could be the next try that succeeds..I don't ever want to quit trying and then find that if I'd tried one more time, I'd have made it. This applies to our whole life's situations! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>189</em> Fri, 25 Sep 2009 10:44:22 EST Hi Hi, I'm new to this site and new to being healthy. I'm finally at the point where I no longer want to be overweight. I want to be able to have the energy to play with my kids and not be embarrased to be seen by old friends. I'm ready!! Thu, 24 Sep 2009 16:56:41 EST Water fasts and how they help me so... I started my water fast today and 3 hours later and I'm am delighted with my progress. Once I drink that first 16 oz of water, I'm good to go. Yes, my vitamins will bother me a little (now) because I didn't drink enough water before I took them but the mindset is fantastic. As soon as I determine just to worry about making it through the day without eating and only think of that, it seems to become so easy and I'm in charge again. I have to say that this team helps me more than any of you kno... Sun, 20 Sep 2009 13:31:08 EST Work Out Partners... I was wondering if there are any groups of people that are playing sports around town. I like playing Volleyball and Tennis. Unfortunately, I can't play those sports by myself. If anyone wants to get together and play some Tennis or Volleyball just let me know! Thanks!! Tue, 8 Sep 2009 16:15:10 EST Want to get fit and trim. Hello, <BR> <BR> I am new to this group and so glad to have found fellow Bakersfield Spark Members. I am a SAHM to 2 great kids and married for over 10 years. I want to get fit and toned. Today was my first day working out in months. <BR> <BR> Esmy <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:41:02 EST New members, say Hi here. Tell us something about you so we can get to know you... <em>220</em> <em>223</em> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 19:34:13 EST Can we exercise? Yes, we here I'm going to try doing some strength training. <em>104</em> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 19:32:31 EST Septembers scales scores..weigh in here Post September's weights here. <em>192</em> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 19:30:57 EST September's thoughts, please share This is for anything chatter. Post your thoughts here.. <em>30</em> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 19:28:55 EST SparkBaker I joined the SparkBakersfield team that is part of the SparkAmerica program several months ago. I have always felt that it wasn't always counting my minutes properly. Finally, this month, I decided to check them out. Here is what I found out. <BR> <BR> They show me with 1730 minutes for the month. When I print out my weekly cardio minutes for each week I get: <BR> <BR> Week 1 60 min (one day, the 1st) <BR> Week 2 627 min <BR> Week 3 376 min <BR> Week 4 ... Sat, 29 Aug 2009 01:01:38 EST HI I'm NEW HELLO MY NAME IS JFRANKS I HAVE BEEN AN AVID SWIMMER FOR MY WHOLE LIFE AND THE WEIGHT JUST SEEMED TO COME OUT OF NO WHERE. I GUESS THAT IS WHAT EVERYONE SAYS BUT I'm LOOKING FORWARD TO THE JOURNEY. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 01:22:47 EST Lets play BLC! Who's in with me? B= 10 Back Extension = 5 points <BR> <BR> L= 10 Lying Single leg raises = 5 points <BR> <BR> C= 10 Calf Raises = 5 points <BR> <BR> Give points per day and a grand total on Tuesday only. <BR> <BR> As many points as you can get. <BR> <BR> Do 10 get 5 points <BR> Do 30 get 15 points <BR> Do 100 get 50 points and so on... <BR> <BR> I am going to do this and would love you all to join in. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 22:17:11 EST Round 11 is about to start come join me! The challenge that I am apart of is about to start round 11! I'd be ever so happy if some of my friends from my other teams would come join me! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=35921 </link> Wed, 26 Aug 2009 16:41:51 EST SPCA Mutt Strutt You can visit the website here: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's October 31st at 8 am. I believe there is a 5K & 10K run. There may even be a walk too. I'm going to be doing the 5K. Mon, 24 Aug 2009 23:38:23 EST Ready to see Results Hi everybody! I just got this website through my online Coach from my insurance. I started a fitness bootcamp back on July 13th. I worked my butt off for 4 weeks but didn't lose any lbs according to the scale. I was so disappointed, BUT it helped to motivate me and now I am trying to get to the gym everyday...including the weekends. Mainly because if I don't go one day I might not go back the next day <em>30</em> I try to do 30 min of cardio and then 30 min of other strength training. ... Tue, 18 Aug 2009 22:20:23 EST August Workout Update Aug 1 Walk, Spin <BR> Aug 3 Spin <BR> Aug 4 Spin <BR> Aug 5 Wii Active <BR> Aug 6 Spin, Yoga <BR> Aug 7 Walk <BR> Aug 8 Walk <BR> Aug 9 12-mile trail run <BR> Aug 10 Spin <BR> Aug 11 Spin, Yoga <BR> Aug 12 Resistance workout <BR> Aug 16 8 mile trail run with team <BR> <BR> Missed a couple of days, 15th wedding anniversary, gotta spend time with my better half!! <BR> <BR> Sun, 16 Aug 2009 02:47:12 EST Mom of 2 trying to find time for me. Need help Hello Bakersfield, <BR> <BR> I am a mom of 2. I go to school during the week and have a tons of homework. <BR> House work and a husband who is not home to often do to work. I don't have time to even shave sometimes. Working out is not always easy either. Any ideas or short cut on house work or quick meals. Thanks for your support and keep up the good work. :) Fri, 14 Aug 2009 20:34:05 EST August's weigh in's. Can we do better? Post here tomorrow... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:46:53 EST August's Activity, post your exercise here. Got to do better. Post here tomorrow <em>217</em> Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:45:35 EST Introduce yourself in August.. New thread for newbies.. Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:42:47 EST August's Chat Room.. Post here tomorrow.. Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:40:11 EST Small Female Doggie - free to good home... Hey fellow Bakersfieldians and Spark friends! I took in this doggie a couple weeks ago when a neighbor of mine decided to kick her out on the hottest day of the year. I couldn't let her remain outside so I took her in and am trying to find her a home. I have posted adds in freecycle and craigslist but have not had any luck finding her a home. <BR> <BR> She's an awesome dog. VERY lovable and well mannered. She is taking on the barking habit from my boys but I think she could be broke f... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 22:47:53 EST New mom looking to lose weight Hi- I have a 7 month old and am really looking to seriously change the eating and exercise habits of not just me but my household. I just started going back to the gym while I have been on summer vacation. It is hard because my husband has type 2 diabetes and I know he needs to lose weight, but he is a tad stubbor:) (Aren't all men?) So I am looking for different tools to introduce into the house. Also I am taking this time to really start working on myself. I do not want to lose weight to fi... Thu, 16 Jul 2009 02:46:04 EST Hello everyone!!! Hey everyone!!! I'm Jennifer!! I just turned 21 and I am finally tired of making excuses. I've joined here because I need some accountability, Motivation, encouragement and help. I need to lost about 60 lbs. I love life and I love my Savior Jesus Christ. I work at Youth for Christ and am grateful for the opportunity I have to work there. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 13:22:35 EST Hi I'm new Hi I'm jojo and I signed up awhile back but just got serious about losing weight a couple weeks ago.I have tried all the pills and fad diets and nothing has worked.So now i've decided no more short cuts i'm doing it right and making it a lifestyle change hope you all can help lol Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:15:06 EST Come be a runner! I started a sparkteam (thanks to Pinky911's suggestion) for Bakersfield Runners! If you have ever thought about running, wanted to be a runner, or are a runner, I encourage you to come be a part of this new and exciting team that just started! <BR> <BR> I have also posted the Couch to 5K running program for those who want to start running and don't know where or how to start. I've done the program twice! <BR> <BR> See you there! Fri, 10 Jul 2009 18:49:18 EST Dancin' in the rain.. Here's a short video that will help you with what life throws at you. <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 7 Jul 2009 11:19:11 EST Check this out for some refreshing ideas... This is a great article that will help you with what I call MINDSET and THE FAT GIRL IN MY HEAD and even more positive thoughts to make dieting easier. Please read it, I found this when I read Nkenga's blog, thank you Nkenga! Check this out, it will help you.... <BR> <link><BR>oss/200906-omag-beck-diet </link> Wed, 1 Jul 2009 10:50:16 EST Weigh ins for July, can we beat June? I ended up at 161.5. <BR> I gained 2.5 lbs in June. <BR> Wed, 1 Jul 2009 10:48:51 EST Post your July exercises here.. Post your daily exercise here..Anyone still exercising? Wed, 1 Jul 2009 10:47:15 EST July's hot topics: Post here for July! <BR> <BR> This is a great article that will help you with what I call MINDSET and THE FAT GIRL IN MY HEAD and even more positive thoughts to make dieting easier. Please read it, I found this when I read Nkenga's blog, thank you Nkenga! Check this out, it will help you.... <BR> <link><BR>oss/200906-omag-beck-diet </link> Wed, 1 Jul 2009 10:13:50 EST Hunger or Expectation, do we know the difference?? <em>4</em> <em>194</em> <em>491</em> <em>267</em> <em>265</em> <em>140</em> This was written by Brad Pilon, he has lots of good ideas and thoughts. <BR> I'm sure you've heard the story: Pavlov was the man behind some of the most famous scientific experiments. <BR> <BR> Basically, he took a group of dogs and rang a bell every time they were fed. <BR> <BR> After a long enough time, the dogs would salivate when they heard the bell ring, even when there was no food. <BR> <BR> In grade... Sat, 27 Jun 2009 15:19:04 EST I'm new and motivated Hi, I'm ready to get moving again and get off the couch. I recently got a new bike and I love riding. I don't want to over do it and then quit so I want to ride or walk 2 miles a day for now. I am ready and willing to do what it takes to reach my goals. <BR> Thanks for listening, <BR> jsol170 Sat, 13 Jun 2009 13:39:47 EST June's 2nd chance exercise challenge. Let's see if we can improve on May's statistics. I know I need to do this and regularly. Mon, 1 Jun 2009 14:04:10 EST June's weight loss thread.. Post your losses here. I ended up 8.5 lbs heavier than I started in May. Hopefully I'll do better in June. Things have got to improve here.. <em>40</em> Mon, 1 Jun 2009 14:01:30 EST June's chatter This is the place to just talk about whatever is on your mind. I'm sorry I haven't been as active as I should be. I've been having headaches all week. Here's to a new month, hopefully better than last month... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 13:57:41 EST KC Fair Concert lineup! This list isn't complete yet but here is what it is so far! <BR> <BR> Wed, Sept. 23 - Phil Vassar <BR> <BR> Thurs, Sept. 24 - Tower of Power <BR> <BR> Friday, Sept. 25 - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band <BR> <BR> Sat, Sept. 26 - TBA <BR> <BR> Sun, Sept. 27 - Crystal Gale <BR> <BR> Mon, Sept. 28 - Hanson <BR> <BR> Tues, Sept. 29 - Rick Springfield <BR> <BR> Wed, Sept. 30 - Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers <BR> <BR> Thurs, Oct. 1- Salvador <BR> <BR> Friday, Oct. 2 - Grand Funk Railroad <BR> ... Wed, 27 May 2009 12:58:36 EST Rockin Roots June 7th Hey everyone, I want to invite my Spark team members to Rockin Roots, my little brother's band The Union is lucky enough to get to open up for some big name bands (Fall Out Boy, Anberlin & others) it would be cool to see some spark-faces there and say hello :) <BR> come show some support if you can! Fri, 22 May 2009 21:37:13 EST August - Even More Movies in the Park! Free. River Walk Park Movie starts at Dusk in the Bright House Networks Amphitheatre. 11200 Stockdale Highway <BR> <BR> 8/5 - Horton Hears A Who <BR> 8/12 - Ghost Town <BR> 8/19 - Secret of Nimh <BR> <BR> 8/7 <BR> Kung Fu Panda @ Centennial Pk <BR> Free. Movie starts at Dusk. 400 Montclair Street <BR> <BR> 8/14 <BR> Float-In Movies @ McMurtrey - E.T. <BR> $3/person or $10/family(limit 6 members). Bring a raft or lawn chair. 1325 Q Street <BR> <BR> 8/21 <BR> Madagascar 2 @ Wilson Park <B... Tue, 19 May 2009 15:10:56 EST July - More Movies in the Park! Free. River Walk Park Movie starts at Dusk in the Bright House Networks Amphitheatre. 11200 Stockdale Highway <BR> <BR> 7/1 - Harvey <BR> 7/8 - Rebel Without (I think it's w/out a Cause but it doesn't show it so maybe I'm wrong) <BR> 7/15 - August Rush <BR> 7/22 - Beverly Hills Chihuahua <BR> 7/29 - Igor <BR> <BR> 7/10 <BR> Shrek the Third @ Siemon Park <BR> Free. Movie starts at Dusk. 3300 Redlands Drive <BR> <BR> 7/17 <BR> 7:30 - 9:30pm <BR> Float-In Movies @ McMurtrey - Surf's Up <BR> ... Tue, 19 May 2009 14:45:46 EST June's MusicFest @ Silver Creek Park 7 pm - 8:30 pm <BR> Free; 7011 Harris Road <BR> Every Tuesday <BR> <BR> 6/2 - "X-STATIK" <BR> 6/9 - "Subliminotes" <BR> 6/16 - "The Fog" <BR> 6/23 - "Wesley Paul" <BR> 6/30 - "The Resistors" <BR> 7/7 - "Rick Corpus" Tue, 19 May 2009 14:33:52 EST June's Movies in the Park - Kid Movies 6/12 <BR> Wall E @ Grissom Park <BR> Free. Movie starts at Dusk. 5400 White Lane. <BR> <BR> 6/19 <BR> Float-In Movies @ McMurtrey - Nim's Island <BR> $3/person or $10/family(limit 6 members). Bring a raft or lawn chair. 1325 Q Street <BR> <BR> 6/26 <BR> The Bee Movie @ Pin Oak Park <BR> Free. Movie starts at Dusk. 3101 Pin Oak Park Blvd <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 May 2009 14:29:31 EST June's Movies in the Park - Older Movies Every Wednesday <BR> Riverwalk Park <BR> Movie starts at Dusk in the Bright House Networks Amphitheater. 11200 Stockdale Highway <BR> <BR> 6/3 - The Blue Dahlia <BR> 6/10 - My Man Godfrey <BR> 6/17 - Casablanca <BR> 6/24 - African Queen <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 May 2009 14:23:06 EST 5/31-Bakers. Municipal Band Concerts @ Beale Park Every Sunday in June - not just on the 31st of May <BR> <BR> 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm <BR> <BR> Free; 500 Oleander Avenue Tue, 19 May 2009 14:11:30 EST 5/29-Movies @ the Park-Space Chimps @ Lowell Park 8:00 pm -9:30 pm <BR> <BR> Free; Starts @ Dusk. 800 4th Street Tue, 19 May 2009 14:09:35 EST 5/30-KRAB "Free for All" Concert II at River Walk 5:00 pm -9:30 pm <BR> <BR> Free; Bright House Networks Amphitheater; 11200 Stockdale Highway Tue, 19 May 2009 14:07:10 EST 5/30-Central Park @ Mill Creek Opening Celebration 11am - 3pm <BR> <BR> Entertainment, Artisans,Crafters, Food, Games, & more; Free Activities for the Family. 19th & R Streets. Tue, 19 May 2009 14:05:26 EST Beach Park I was doing my ride this morning, I left the house at 5:30am and by the time I got to Beach Park today which was probably 5:45 or so, there were about 40 cyclists getting ready to ride on the bike path. I passed them but then after a couple of minutes I could see them all in my helmet mirror. I pulled over so I wouldn't end up as road kill. <BR> <BR> Then when I got back to Beach Park I sat on the bench and rested and about 40 more people with beach towels were running towards where I was ... Tue, 19 May 2009 10:23:37 EST Hi My Name is April I am really new to this. It is really nice to know there is a local group to help me. I really have no clue how to lose weight I am an expert at gaining lol. I have been working on losing weight on and off for years but haven't had the true focus that I have now. I have been exercising and boy am I sore but I keep on trucking! I tried to do the Subway thing but realized Jared wasn't doing the Spicey Itialian! So I have been doing alot of research and now my front room looks more like an... Mon, 18 May 2009 15:49:51 EST Getting In The Grove, Make This Happen My mother told me this would happen around the age of 35, after that it has been 1 lb at a time. I just sat back and watched it happen. <BR> Now I am 42 and very determined to get this darn weight off. I have 30 lbs. to loose to be where I am comfortable within my self. <BR> <BR> I need support from others to keep focused and I will do the same for others. <BR> <BR> If we support each other and encourage each other we can all do it together. =) Sun, 17 May 2009 10:05:58 EST Not new to Sparkpeople, but gone awhile Hi. I live in Alpaugh and work in Bakersfield. I don't have that much left to lose but it is a daily struggle. A few years ago I got within a few pounds of my goal, but now I pretty consistently stay about 10 to 12 pounds away. I want to step up my diet and exercise to see if I can get it off. Hope I can get and give some motivation! Fri, 15 May 2009 18:08:36 EST SPRING Challenge!!! OK I'm a part of a Biggest Loser Challenge and this week (which is our Friday thru Tuesday) they have posted a challenge and I wanted to share it with you all! <BR> <BR> I feel like I need to do this challenge but that I may need a few more of my Spark friends pushing me:) So feel free to participate with me if you'd like! <BR> <BR> Here goes: <BR> <BR> Squats - 1 point for every 10 squats completed. Your Choice (maximum 10 points) <BR> <BR> Push ups - 1 point for every 10 push ups com... Fri, 15 May 2009 10:42:23 EST Hello Bakersfield Sparkers~ I'm just outside of Bakersfield in the Lake Isabella area. Not much going on around here and just looking for some new motivational people to keep me going. Have a happy, healthy day ) Wed, 13 May 2009 12:24:49 EST Mental Health Clinic w/ Sliding Scale? Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My friend was telling me about a Clinic where she lives in Seattle that offers therapy sessions on a sliding scale depending on income. Does anyone know of anything like this in Bakersfield? <BR> <BR> All the other issues in life can get in the way of weight loss, and getting all that sorted out would be great. I've been wanting to do it for a while but money was an issue, if I could find something similar to what she's doing I would be overjoyed. <BR> <BR> Thanks ... Mon, 11 May 2009 19:46:39 EST Post your glads here... I am glad to be healthy. <BR> I am glad for the internet. <BR> I am glad for my Spark friends. <BR> I am glad for my hubby. <BR> I am glad for my hometown... <em>30</em> Sat, 9 May 2009 10:59:33 EST Upcoming events and occasions. This thread will keep us informed of things going on in our city.. Thu, 7 May 2009 22:09:15 EST Things of interest in Bakersfield. Share your knowledge of Bakersfields best places of interest here. Thu, 7 May 2009 22:07:47 EST Healthy Restaurants Hey gang! <BR> <BR> Are there any healthy places to eat here in Bakersfield? I just moved here 2 yrs ago, and I only know of Beyond Juice on California. <BR> <BR> Chick Fil A is pretty healthy, too. They have a calorie counter on their site.. but it's just too tempting to get their fries. Mon, 4 May 2009 15:20:14 EST Hi, I'm a newby OmGoodness. I found a Bakersfield team. Wow, it took several hours of Sparking but ran across the Bakersfield sign and got excited. I'm Karen. This is my second go-round of Sparks. I plan on staying here a while this time. Sun, 3 May 2009 13:54:21 EST Hi, I'm a newby OmGoodness. I found a Bakersfield team. Wow, it took several hours of Sparking but ran across the Bakersfield sign and got excited. I'm Karen. This is my second go-round of Sparks. I plan on staying here a while this time. Sun, 3 May 2009 13:53:51 EST May's do some exercise every day challenge.. This is where to post your exercise. I'm turning over a new leaf and will be posting every day's exercise even if it's only 10 minutes worth. Let's all try to just do at least 10 minutes or more every day in May. Thu, 30 Apr 2009 19:42:18 EST