SparkPeople Simi Valley Sparkers Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Simi Valley, or Ventura County, California areas. Welcome! SparkPeople Simi Valley Sparkers Team Messageboard Let's work together to do a 5K How many people here are interested in doing a 5K? <BR> <BR> Linda Sun, 11 May 2014 02:08:57 EST 2014 - Let's connect! Doesn't seem like there's been recent activity in this team. Would like to connect with people willing to get it going for 2014!. Mon, 3 Mar 2014 23:08:52 EST New Member I am new to Sparkpeople. I live in Simi. I work in an extremely stressful environment which doesn't help with schedules. I try and work out for 60 minutes 4 times a week. I want to expand this to 7 days and stay consistent. Sun, 19 May 2013 11:20:28 EST Hello Simi Valley Sparkers! Is Anyone Out There? I'm new to SP and hoping to get myself back to being active and improving my health and endurance. With the onset of midlife changes, I got lazy and uninspired. Now I barely have the energy to get through the day! Time to shed the fat suit and enjoy the things I used to. Anyone else in with me? What are your reasons for being here? Thanks for your response(s)! <BR> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 04:39:26 EST looking for walking buddy I am looking for a walking buddy. 3 to 4 miles / 3 plus days a week / at a moderate pace. <BR> can do less mileage and or walk slower for the right person :) Fri, 3 Aug 2012 17:23:15 EST Keeping Active What is everyone doing to stay active during this season? We are getting closer to summer? I just recently did a 5K! <BR> <BR> Anyone want to walk or jog through the park across from the train station? <BR> <BR> Linda Sat, 19 May 2012 19:26:20 EST Starting 2012 Hello, I'm starting my fitness program....finally this year. I even joined the "Activate Simi Valley" <BR> Kick Off event is Jan 12 at the Simi YMCA. Has anyone else joined or plan to join? <BR> Would like to hear from others and looking for a fitness buddy to keep each other motivated. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 16:32:45 EST Any active members in Simi? Hi, <BR> I found this site on the internet. I'd really love to find some local folks to buddy up and motivate joint results - losing weight and increasing activity. Anyone out there that would like to share in my journey? <BR> <BR> Awaiting your post! Mon, 22 Aug 2011 23:05:25 EST new to spark. I'm am highly motivated and have been doing a weight loss program for 11 weeks and have lost sixty lbs. I am not familiar with spark I live in simi if anyone would like to give me more info I would love to join the team. My wife and I have lost over 100 lbs combined in 11 weeks. Sat, 25 Jun 2011 12:55:32 EST Hello! I just joined and am looking forward to the challenge of losing 15 lbs by May and continuing a healthy living style thereafter! If you have any recipes you recommend or suggestions, I am open to it :) Thanks and good luck to you all! Mon, 14 Mar 2011 16:00:42 EST Looking for a Spark-buddy I am Joa, 32 years old. I work out at least 4 times a week and watch very closely what I eat... but sometimes need a little bit of motivation. So I am looking for a spark buddy to keep in touch with and push me a bit when I'm down or tired--- and I'll do the same for him or her :-) Please post here or send me a spark mail. Thank You! Wed, 9 Mar 2011 17:29:13 EST New Member Hi, <BR> <BR> I have lived in Simi Valley for almost 3 years so I don't know a lot of people. I work in Los Angeles so by the time I get home the last place I want to go is the gym. If there is anyone in this group that does anything after 7:00 pm, please let me know. I really need some motivation and support. My goal is to drop 15 to 20 lbs., get rid of my muffin top and tighten up my body. Thu, 3 Mar 2011 14:15:00 EST New to the group Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I just joined the Simi Valley Sparkers, I am new to the group and the area. <BR> <BR> Thank you for the support and motivation. <BR> <em>247</em> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:13:28 EST Walking with Leslie Sansone Thursday 1/6/11 - just over 10,000 <BR> Friday 1/7/11 - over 12,000 <BR> Saturday 1/8/11 - 10,679 <BR> Sunday 1/9/11 - 5,575 <BR> Monday 1/10/11 - 11,160 (15.5 miles) <BR> Tuesday 1/11/11 - <BR> Wednesday 1/12/11 - <BR> Thursday 1/13/11 - <BR> Friday 1/14/11 - <BR> Saturday 1/15/11 - <BR> <BR> Linda, CPT Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:47:46 EST Anyone Starting New in 2011? Just wondering if anyone is starting new in 2011 in the Simi Valley area. Would like to have pen pals or walking/workout pals or anykind of support. I've JUST started the Jazzersize class at Parks and Rec. across the street from the Amtrack Station on the East side of town. It kicked my butt so I'm going to continue. It's not expensive and close and convenient etc. We could also walk at the park sometimes. <BR> <BR> I'm doing well with the eating habits so far but it's only been 3 1/2 da... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 12:49:05 EST Walk/Run/Jog at Lemon Park Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> Who is interested in doing a walk/jog/run around Lemon Park or different parks here in Simi Valley? <BR> <BR> I would like to start a group here once a week if there is any interest... <BR> <BR> Linda, CPT Tue, 28 Dec 2010 00:42:46 EST Hello Everyone! Hello, I just signed up today!! I'm Amanda. Turing 30 in April and kinda freaking out about that! My BFF and I are totally tired of feeling "poopy" and wish we were closer to each other to motivate each other into feeling much better about ourselves. I'm in CA and she's in ME's a little hard to workout together, but she came up with the idea of this site! So....I know I've got a bunch to lose and to get the motivation to get active again. I hope with this site, her help, and the help ... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 18:56:12 EST looking for a change hello all!, i'm here because i have been struggling for the past year and a half to make progress in this whole weight loss business and need a little help. i've already learned a lot from this website and hope that i can find the motivation to make it work this time. i'm hoping that by the end of the year i will be at a healthy weight and have a healthy lifestyle and mindset to go along with it. thanks for the support you give just by being a fellow member! Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:26:46 EST New Member Hi, just joined a few days ago. Learned about this site from a fellow WW member. I have lost 42 lbs. to date since the first of February, but I do have a long way to go. This looks like a great site ~ though a little overwhelming! So much to do here. I hope to be here a long time (meaning that I don't give up!) :) Sun, 27 Jun 2010 04:42:25 EST SparkPeople Article Please read: <BR> <BR> I hope that this motivates everyone to do their very best and not give up! <BR> <BR> <BR> Take the Stress Out of Weighing In <BR> Regain Your Power Over the Scale <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> Does seeing the wrong number on the scale make you crazy? Many people find that a “bad” weigh-in ruins their mood and saps their motivation, making it difficult to keep doing what t... Sun, 2 May 2010 23:12:30 EST Introduction: Hello :- ) Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Andrea and I signed up with SparkPeople about 2 years ago, after I had my son- I never used the account until about 2 weeks ago :-) I gained over 50lbs during my pregnancy (I was also about 15 lbs overweight when I got pregnant). My highest point on the scale hit 186, which did not look well at all considering how short I am (4'11!) I am now at a more healthier weight of about 126, and looking to lose that last 10-15 pounds! <BR> <BR> I just recently got ... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 14:19:25 EST Pilates? Does anyone participate in a local pilates class in Simi? If so, which one do you go to? Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:25:35 EST Crossfit? Has anyone tried the crossfit program in Simi? <BR> <BR> I'm interested, but my commute (88 miles roundtrip) basically eats up my work week. Thu, 1 Apr 2010 11:54:31 EST I'm Having A Ball Boxing! I'll be 59 next month; and have recently added Boxing to my workout routine. I box 3x a week, and do weight-resistance training the other 3 days with 1 day off. I also ride a stationary bike at home on and off. Have lost 65 lbs. over the past few yrs., gotten myself off blood pressure meds, and am in the best shape of my life. Everyone thinks I'm 15 yrs younger! Yippee!! I started my physical fitness journey originally with mild treadmill walks, pilates, yoga and some light weights. Lots of f... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 18:49:37 EST Monday, February 22, 2010 For Monday: Try this butt blasting video! I did it! What a great workout too! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=727 </link> <BR> <BR> When you are done with that video, try this one... It is using a stability ball, so if you do not have improvise and just use your muscles. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1163 </link> <BR> <BR> Linda, CPT Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:30:13 EST Week of February 21 - 27, 2010 Here is a cardio workout for today or tomorrow. I know it is late already tonight, so if you already did some cardio, please post it here! <BR> <BR> This one is only 10 minutes though! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1038 </link> <BR> <BR> Linda, CPT <BR> <BR> PS. Sorry about that... I tried it too and it worked yesterday... I added it again... Please try again. <BR> Sun, 21 Feb 2010 20:59:29 EST Where do you prefer to workout in Simi? I moved here 8/15/09 and was curious where people like to workout? Outside, gym, pool? <BR> <BR> I have lived here on and off over the years, last time I was here was about 10 years ago. <BR> <BR> Currently I walk at Lemon Park, and Rancho Simi Park, and around my neighborhood which is near Corganville and I love it over there. <BR> <BR> Would love to know of some other places I could venture off too since going to the gym isn't an option right now. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Mardee... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 19:06:12 EST Intro Hi, I'm Renee. I've lived in Simi Valley since 1988. Just joined the group. Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:47:12 EST Exercise for: January 27, 2010 Let us all try this for Thursday!!! Today...well, it is only a 6-minute workout...but it is MIGHTY! <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Coach Nicole's Butt-Blasting Workout <BR> Four Moves for a Tighter Tush <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> _articles.asp?id=727 <BR> <BR> Here's the message board link....let me know what you think of this video... <BR> <BR> sageboard_thread.asp?board=144x11528x3 <BR> 1474843 <BR> <BR> About ... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 01:21:48 EST Just Started I just signed-up yesterday and I'm still learning to navigate this site. <BR> My focus is to eat healthy foods - more organic and, losing about 10 lbs would be nice too. <BR> I'm pretty good about doing stretching exercises in the morning but, I want to get back into walking at least 3 times a week. <BR> I'm really glad to be part of the Simi Valley Sparkers. Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:10:49 EST Introduce myself I'm 44 years old and show as obese on the BMI index. (I didn't think I was obese but I'm short so I guess i am). I'm looking for a way to stay on track to loose weight without starving myself. I'm hoping to see others who are also motivating. I started doing a little 10 min workout and then going for a walk every morning but since it started raining so much I've stopped and haven't gotten started again. My friend told me about this website so I decided to try it. Sun, 24 Jan 2010 12:18:25 EST Hi All! Okay, my bad. I joined this group awhile back and never took the time to introduce myself... <BR> <BR> I'm Jackie, I've lived in Simi Valley since 1972 (mostly...I did live back in the valley for a short time, in Canoga Park) and I'm 54 years old. I would have said, "54 years young", except I'm SO feeling my age! I had a total hysterectomy in 2008 and it's really taken a toll. I have also been diagnosed with arthritis in both knees and my hip and I had to undergo an menisectomy last spring. ... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 22:54:51 EST New...but been doing this forever Hi! <BR> I'm Jill. I'm 40 with 2 kids, a husband, a pug and a cat with a bad attitude. We just moved to Simi Valley this year from Granada Hills. My son just started 1st grade and my daughter is 3. <BR> <BR> I'm a new stay at home mom and still trying to get used to the idea. I gained most of my weight since I stopped working.. <BR> <BR> Hoping to meet new friends and get adjusted to a new city!! Fri, 11 Sep 2009 20:30:57 EST Hello everyone I'm a 51 year old mom of 3 children (28, 15, & 12). I'm also the grandma of a 13 week old little boy! I found this site and I'm glad I did. Our family needs to make changes to our lifestyles and become healthy. I have fibromyalgia and PCOS. Losing weight and eating healthy and having a more active lifestyle will help me feel much better. I have to modify my exercises, as I've had 4 shoulder surgeries that resulted in my having poor range of motion in that shoulder, permanently. <BR> <B... Sun, 26 Jul 2009 23:38:10 EST 7/16/09 Hello everyone! How is everyone doing these days? <BR> <BR> Is everyone in good spirits? Losing weight? Eating right? Exercising? <BR> <BR> Tonight I am going to go to the gym (24-Hour Fitness) and take a class. Camp 24, which is cardio and pretty tough. Actually, this is cardio mixed with weights. <BR> <BR> Linda Thu, 16 Jul 2009 19:33:01 EST Cardio I know that this week is half over, but let us finish strong... <BR> <BR> Let us do as much cardio as we can this week. I take classes at the gym. <BR> <BR> Can we all please share what each of does, so that everyone can change routines if they want to... It is good to mix up the routine. That way, no one gets bored. <BR> <BR> Linda Wed, 15 Jul 2009 01:55:26 EST Hi everyone Hi everyone!!! <BR> <BR> My name is Tonja and I have lived in Simi for almost 11 years now. What a great town to live & raise children in! <BR> <BR> I have been "trying to be a healthier" me for some time now and hope that this time I can succeed. Hope to get to know you all. Tue, 16 Jun 2009 14:10:07 EST New to Spark but NOT dieting! Hi everyone! I just joined this amazing site & I'm so excited. I was born & raised in Simi - 42 yrs next month! I HAVE to lose weight & get healthy. I cannot go another day feeling the way I do. I'm hoping to get totally inspired to start & finish my goal of getting healthy. I don't want to fail again... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 15:01:51 EST For the week of February 8 - 14 Let us start posting how much cardio we do, but let us try and get at least an hour in everyday, alright? <BR> <BR> Linda <BR> <BR> PS. Everyday this week I took my stereo into the gym and created my own step routine. I then jump some rope and then I take the cords and work out my arms and legs. I do some crunches, push-ups and then that one move where I hold myself up on my elbows and toes. It is for your core. I forget right now what it is called. <BR> <BR> I will weigh in later. It is t... Fri, 6 Feb 2009 09:37:14 EST New Year, New Me! This is my 3rd day on SP and I'm really encouraged. Fri, 2 Jan 2009 13:47:27 EST Loving living in Simi Just want to say Hi. I'm new to Sparkpeople. Love the concept. Hoping to get the hang of this. I was thrilled to see that there was a Simi group. Looking forward to getting to know all of you. Wed, 31 Dec 2008 22:54:55 EST New to Simi and SP Hi all - I am new to CA and new to Simi - I moved here in Sept. from Denver. Now I really have NO excuse not to get out and exercise with the CA weather! I had lost 40 lbs two years ago and when I met Mr. CA, the reason for moving here, a year ago I have slowly regained all but 10 lbs. I really want to get back down but I am having a hard time getting motivated! Looking forward to this forum and meeting new people since I don't really know anyone other than Mr. CA's family and I work from ... Thu, 4 Dec 2008 12:43:46 EST Hello! Hi there: <BR> <BR> I'm joining SparkPeople and was surprised to see a Simi Valley group! <BR> <BR> Hope we can all support each other. <BR> <BR> -Krista Tue, 7 Oct 2008 13:51:30 EST Introducing myself Hi, I'm Kelly <BR> I found this site through one of my certification newsletters...I'm a Pilates instructor and, YES, I do search for ways for to help keep myself motivated, especially the eating healthy department!! I'm LOVINGthis site so far...I love how it makes charting eveything sooo easy!! <BR> <BR> Besides using for myself, I'm testing it out for my clients...want to make sure I'm not going to bog my clients email w/spam if I recommend them using this site...Has anyone noticed any ... Mon, 8 Sep 2008 16:01:03 EST N E 1 in Central Simi? :) Hello! I'm Hollie and I'm not new to spark...i took about a year off to have a baby...and now i have alot more weight to <BR> i'm looking for woman/moms to walk with maybe! also let me know if you go to cornerstone community church and if not go check it out!! I love it! Mon, 11 Aug 2008 14:52:38 EST New Member and the first day blues Hi all, <BR> I live in Simi Valley in Wood Ranch. Today is my first day on sparkpeople but I am afraid that today wasn't such a great eating day for me. I got invited out to dinner by a friend and only ordered a salad but then couldn't resist a piece of pizza. Then I had a double scoop ice cream cone. I am so mad at myself. <BR> Christie <em>234</em> Tue, 22 Jul 2008 22:51:43 EST Holidays... ...are rough to bounce back from <em>24</em> Wed, 9 Jul 2008 23:39:57 EST Hello Hi, I'm new to this team and I just wanted to meet all the people on the team. My name is Michael, if you have any questions or just want to talk feel free to contact me. Mon, 30 Jun 2008 16:45:33 EST New to this Team and Simi Hi <BR> I moved to Simi last year in July. I'm very excited about losing my extra weight and being able to utilize this great tool (SparkPeople). <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 May 2008 17:45:45 EST Hi All! Just joined your team today. I didn't even know that there was a team for Simi Valley, thats so cool. <BR> Anyway I just had a baby boy 8 weeks ago and I have about 25 lbs to lose. I definitely need some support in losing the weight, I hope this site helps. <BR> Anyway, good luck to you all and talk later! Thu, 27 Sep 2007 16:19:39 EST NEW-BEE Hello all.......I'm not new to Spark but new to the SV Sparkers....... <em>231</em> Sun, 5 Aug 2007 11:01:25 EST Just want to say hi I am new to Spark and also live in SV. Sun, 8 Jul 2007 15:56:07 EST