SparkPeople Stockton Sparkers Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Stockton area. Welcome..... We are Stronger together! Lets root for eachother!!!!! SparkPeople Stockton Sparkers Team Messageboard Hi Everyone - Cheers to a new lifestyle Hello. I am 73 years old and looking forward to learning to LIKE healthy food. (hope its not to late) Other than bad knees I am healthy and consider myself to have "lots" of energy. I am a carb addict. It sounds as though this may be the place I can finally control my cravings. I have an adorable little dog that keeps me walking and off the couch everyday. Have 4 wonderful grown boys, and a good relationship with the ex-hubby. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:43:26 EST Hello Hi I'm so new to this but I'm here cause i want to stay fit and healthy. I'm waiting to lose 100 pounds by next year in may 2015. So I will do this with exercise and the way I eat. I'm on a diet already through my doctor that I follow everyday. Thanks!! Tue, 20 May 2014 18:02:24 EST Welcome to 2013 I spend months away from Spark People. Then I always come back. <BR> <BR> It may be late to welcome everyone in Stockton to 2013, but there you go. I'd like to give a shout out to my son and his girlfriend who are working up to another run next weekend and to a big run/bike challenge in May. They've kept us all on a diet (and them on an impressive exercise program) for months and Son, in particular, has seen great changes. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:20:29 EST Hiya Hi my name is Stacy and I've lived in Stockton for some time now. I was curious if this team is still going strong since I don't see any recent post.. Fri, 6 Jul 2012 22:29:08 EST Let's Do This!! Hello everyone. I've finally decided to do it...lose this weight! My clothes are fitting too snug, I feel sluggish almost all the time and I just feel plain unhealthy. I'm ready to start this journey and hope that we can be an encouragement to one another as we tackle this hurdle. Thanks in advance. Wed, 2 May 2012 11:41:16 EST hellooo. .anybody out ther? Hi! just wanted to say hi and see if any one is taking part in this team anymore. would love to see some new posts from members! =) Wed, 16 Nov 2011 01:34:36 EST hey, hey, it's me j :) Hello all :) I just wanted to take time out to say that I am thankful for being here, thank you for having me, and I look forward to getting to know you all as we reach our goals together :) <BR> Sun, 13 Nov 2011 07:31:27 EST Small Goals Hey everybody! On this morning, Im reminded that setting small goals is the way to succeed. <BR> Here are some tips. <BR> <BR> A) set small goals such as walking every day <BR> or <BR> adding more fiber to your diet. <BR> <BR> B) remember to set realistic goals for weight loss. Losing something like 10lbs per week is unlikely, unhealthy, and will end up discouraging you. <BR> <BR> C) Log your progress here on spark people or in a journal. its much easier to stay motivated when you are w... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 14:28:07 EST S.O.S Hi! My name is Sabra! I'm trying to figure out where my figure went? I'm forty and I feel like fifty and want to be thirty... Hopefully I can get the inspiration here! No, it's not about being younger, it's about a healthy lifestyle I can even admit to myself I can do! Let's go Stockton!!! I need a walking partner? Anyone??? Thu, 27 Oct 2011 23:12:15 EST HI... Hi, my name is Lina and I am thirtysomething. After many years of being overweight, I've decided it's time to set a weight goal and achieve it. In order to do this, I've discovered that I would like the support of those who understand the struggle. My goal is to lose about 50 lbs. or more by the end of January 2012 as I am going on a caribbean cruise. Wish me luck!! :) Mon, 15 Aug 2011 16:31:07 EST Im not getting any younger, so I will get smaller! Hello, I am 40 something and I have finally figured out that if I don't eat right and take care of my self I am going to be a sick old woman...and I don't want that. So I have lost 15 lbs, but now it has turned to wiggly flab and I need help keeping off the weight. I am eating right, although at certain times I fall off. I have gallbladder problems so I have changed my diet totally. I am so thankful for Sparkpeople and I am looking forward to making new friends and helping in whatever way I c... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:35:13 EST New to the site HI Everyone. I am brand new to this community and not exactly sure where to start. I would love to hear all of your postive experiences and what motivates you to keep coming back. Right now my goals and the amount of weight I need to loose seem so unobtainable. I could use the encouragement and any helpful tips you have. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:47:26 EST Day One of the Begining Hi all, I am ready to get my heath back on track and live my life in a healthy way. Looking forward to getting great advise from all. Fri, 11 Feb 2011 21:05:28 EST momzee1 hello everyone. i am really enjoying sparkpeople & have made a lot of progress so far. Wed, 9 Feb 2011 15:29:05 EST I cant believe it! Wow I was really surprised there are so many people on here from stockton. <BR> <BR> My name is Courtnie I live by the malls. I have 2 kids and go to school fulltime at night at Heald. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:05:10 EST Challenge to know your day Hello fellow Stockton Sparkers team members! I hope all of you are enjoying your new year and that you all have set realistic resolutions for 2011. <BR> <BR> Working out alone is the norm for most of us. We come home from work, school, etc, and we try to motivate ourselves to do our cardio and/or weight training exercises. But, let's face it, sometimes we are not successful. Other responsibilities take over and we neglect ourselves. We devote less and less time to taking care of ourselves so... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 02:43:57 EST Excersize Buddy List So I see a lot of "Looking for an excersize buddy" topics, so let's just put it all in here. So let's list: <BR> 1: Where do you work out? <BR> 2: What Times work for you or what is your workout times? <BR> <BR> This should make it a little easier for all of us. <BR> <BR> I work out MWF at the DownTown InShape from 8:30am to 9:30am If any one would like to join me that would be great! Tue, 19 Oct 2010 13:33:52 EST Hello! Hello Team, I am your new team leader!! I am so excited to take this team to the next level. I want each of you to try and invite two of your friends to join this team by the end of next week!! Lets grow this team and spread fitness in the central valley!! Good luck to everyone this week!! Wed, 6 Oct 2010 14:13:27 EST Hi everyone Im returning to SP after a looong absence and I recently moved to Tracy, so I was glad to see a local SP group! I hope everyone is doing well, I look forward to chatting with everyone! Thu, 23 Sep 2010 21:00:02 EST Hello !!!! Hi Im Nicole, Im 21 years young and my mother refereed me to this site and its only been a day and im liking it a lot there seems like theirs tons of support and i defiantly need the help Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:17:56 EST hello Hello my name is Dawn and i am new to sparkspeople. I saw my nutritious today and she said i need to lose some weight. I have tried ww and have not really succeded in it. I am going to make beter choices and exercise more. I love talking to people so please leave me a message. I have been married for 11 years to my high school sweetheart. We have no children and i am a cancer survivor. Wed, 11 Aug 2010 00:36:38 EST hello... new beginnings My name is Princess, so talk about issues... but thats not why I'm here... I'm still trying to figure out the ins and outs of this place... I successfully did my first week of entering my meals and exercise... I plan on being here a long time.... So hello and on to week two... Peace Out Tue, 10 Aug 2010 00:14:39 EST Challenge FIVE: Power Cleaning It's a twofer. Movement, exercise, and making your world a better place. <BR> <BR> There's a stack of junk in the back yard from when DIL cleared out the garage. My task: bag it. Next Monday is the large item pickup. They'll take up to six bags. That and the bin should handle most of it. Tue, 13 Jul 2010 12:37:19 EST Hi, I'm new here Hi, I just joined Sparkpeople. I live in north Stockton and am married and have three daughters. I'm excited about the program and hope that it helps me get motivated to stick to an exercise and diet routine. I've tried dieting on my own many times over the past few years but have never stuck with it more than two or three weeks. I hope it's different this time. I'd like to lose at least 25 pounds. Sat, 12 Jun 2010 15:17:21 EST Anyone been to the new downtown farmer's market? Is it just me, or are there fewer booths in the new location? Mon, 24 May 2010 02:40:53 EST Hello Just popping in to say hello to everyone, I just joined this group today.. was happy to see others in the Stockton area on here as well! <BR> <BR> I am Cyndy, I'm 25 (will be 26 on April 27th) and currently I have about 48 more lbs to lose.I've been fast-pace walking around Victory Park about four miles everyday. I enjoy it a lot, it helps clear my mind and is far more interesting than just running around on a treadmill at home in my opinion. <BR> <BR> Good luck to you all in your weight lo... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 22:25:27 EST Interested in a Stockton Sparks Walking Group? Hey, I'm new to Sparkpeople but not new to Stockton. I've been here all my life. I have a lot of weight to loose and would love to start outdoor walking. Anyone interested? <em>311</em> Tue, 30 Mar 2010 11:00:15 EST looking for exercise buddy at Inshape or outdoors I just started Sparkpeople a couple days ago. I have 100 pounds to loose and would love an exercise buddy for motivation. I currently work out at In Shape but would be willing to do walking too. Anyone interested? Sun, 28 Mar 2010 13:51:37 EST Keep a fruit or vegetable on the first page <em>277</em> Mon, 8 Mar 2010 17:24:32 EST In-Shape on Hammer Does anybody know how much the monthly membership at In-Shape is? I've called to try to get an estimate and they won't give me one without first going in. Tue, 9 Feb 2010 20:15:34 EST SPINNING CLASS @ inshape spinning class at inshape, quail lakes = great instructors, fun class, kicks your butt! Tue, 9 Feb 2010 18:12:29 EST From my window, I can see . . . The Hotel Stockon, the downtown theater, DeCarli Plaza, the State Building, Weber Park (and the shade structure, the waterfront hotel, Stockton Arena, and the Stockton Channel. Not a bad view. I ought to get out of my cubicle and look at it from time to time. <BR> <BR> You can see some of it on the video here:<BR>ages/downtownprojects.cfm Tue, 9 Feb 2010 17:10:42 EST looking for a fun, adventurous workout buddy! Hi! <BR> I'm new to spark and am looking for a workout partner with similar goals. I want to lose about 30 lbs by summer. I'm social and love group activities. I currently have a gym membership at InShape (any in stockton), but love to workout outside. I'm also into yoga, cycling, dance, and love to try new things! Fri, 22 Jan 2010 13:50:12 EST How were your holidays? I'll be on a plane tomorrow, heading back to Stockton from Denver. The visit to my son and daughter-in-law went well. <BR> <BR> How were things for everyone else? Wed, 30 Dec 2009 23:34:02 EST beth Hi, looking for walking buddies, vegetarian cooks, single mom friends, animal lovers for weight loss support and friendship Tue, 22 Dec 2009 23:54:12 EST I need help and advice. Hi, <BR> I'm Ken. I'm 73 yrs old and at least 73 pounds overweight. I don't really know what to do! I hate walking on the dreadmill and I love to eat. Maybe I can do some exercising, but I also like to have a few drinks in the afternoons. I don't get drunk, but the calories aren't helping. My doctor tells me I'm right on the edge of becoming diabetic which I think my BMI of 37-38 varifies! <BR> <BR> I don't know if there is anyone outthere that can help me, but I've gone as far as to put my... Thu, 3 Dec 2009 19:58:48 EST Looking for a fitness buddy Lately my support team has been falling down on the energy level but I don't want to give up. Looking for a fitness buddy in the stockton area. I would appreciate company on my usual routine or online. This is my normal training schedule (since I am training for my first triathlon): <BR> M off <BR> T strength training (24 hour fitness) <BR> W cycling (short, 30-45 mins) <BR> Th strength training (24 hour fitness) <BR> F cycling (short 30-45 mins) <BR> S off <BR> Sn cycling (big push, 60-90... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 17:10:24 EST Challenge 4: What Exercise did you do today? Lets start listing what exercises we do each day. Maybe this will help us motivate each other. <BR> <BR> Today: 20 minutes each NuStep, Arm Bike, Stretching, Elliptical and 40 minutes on the Recumbent bike Tue, 17 Nov 2009 16:28:24 EST new to spark people Hello <BR> Just joined SparkPeople and interested in being a part of this team. I will be turning 40 in a couple of weeks and my goal a long time ago was to at least lose 40 pounds by the time I was 40. Well...NOT SO. Looking for support and hopefully to be successful so that I can be that support to others in the future. My husband and I have been married for 18 years and we have three children ages 16,13 & 8. Thanks for your time -- would love to make new friends. Sun, 8 Nov 2009 17:58:42 EST Hello! I am new to Spark People and very excited to be here. I'd love to make new friends and have people to share my healthy lifestyle struggles with. I have 2 kids, a 4 year old boy and a 10 year old girl. I am a single mom who works full time. Nice to meet everyone! Sat, 31 Oct 2009 18:33:34 EST I am not a fantastic Leader I an never on here, however I have had a recent health scare (read blog to find out more) and I have promised myself that because of the health scare I am going to stop pussyfooting around and get my behind into the gym weather it is for 20 minutes or 2 hours I am going to do it. If you all don't want me to lead this group, let me know. I will not be offended. I think that we should schedule a time where some of us can get together and walk or something, and you know you don't have to wait... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 01:47:06 EST gladys urbina hi im gladys and im very excited and motivated to have found sparkpeople!!!! i need some buddies to help me along in this journey..... i have actually already lost has taken me 9 months to do this, i have about 39lbs to go. i was only doing cardio up till 2 months back when i started to incorporate strenghth training with weights and risistance bands to surpass my plateau that i had hit. SO NOW, I RAN INTO THIS SITE AND I FEEL MORE MOTIVATED THAN EVER TO GET THE REST OF THIS WEIGHT... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 17:41:46 EST Hiya Hi my name is Stacy and I am new to this site. I have lost 163lbs but have gained back about 40 of that. I am trying my hardest to loose it again but not really going anywhere. I did it initially with weight watchers but cannot at this time afford to go back. I hope this site helps me out. Thu, 1 Oct 2009 11:55:51 EST Aloha and welcome to my world! Aloha...I am here in the Stockton area temporarily. Relocating to the island of Hawaii by the end of next month. I recently had two heart attacks and have decided to be more agressive with my own health. Heart disease runs in my family and took my mom and sister at a young age. I have out lived them. I am agressively monitoring my weight, cholesterol, blood pressure and sugar levels. All those things were contributing factoring to my heart attacks. <BR> <BR> There is no better day than TODA... Wed, 9 Sep 2009 14:24:09 EST fatfree2010 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am a married woman with a whole lot of children and I am need to lose some weight. I have alittle trouble staying motivated to exercise. I have been on a mild diet. I stopped drinking soda and snacking on the wrong things. Please feel free to check up on me and keep me encourage. I have not been over weight like this before so this is new for me. I can't wait to meet you all. Fri, 4 Sep 2009 09:22:01 EST Hello Everyone Let me say that I am glad I joined this site. Of all the other sites I belonged to in the past, this one seems to have everything you need to be successful. I am here because I need that extra support on my journey to a healthier lifestyle. I've done Weightwatchers in the past but have been counting calories for the last 9 months. So far I have lost 21.5 pounds but need another 26.5 to get to my healthy range. <BR> <BR> Thanks Tue, 18 Aug 2009 14:46:54 EST Passion Parties I just want to let you all know that I and my friend are Passion Party Consultants now and are looking to book some parties. IF anyone is intrested please email me at The first 5 people to book parties and keep their origional party date get a free gift! Hostesses (all) recieve 10% of their party subtotal towards the purchase of product! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Tina and Amber Tue, 18 Aug 2009 13:16:30 EST Mary's world Hi there, I am new to this site, and looking forward to good results Wed, 5 Aug 2009 13:18:44 EST New to the site Happy to be a part of this immense site, looking forward to loosing and feeling healthier. <BR> <em>224</em> Sun, 2 Aug 2009 18:50:09 EST Did you (or kids) go to an area high school? I'll start off by giving a shout out to Lincoln High... whoop whoop! I graduated back in the 80's and my twins are starting their senior year there in a few weeks. Fri, 31 Jul 2009 14:04:51 EST What do you do in Stockton on your weekends? What are some fun and inexpensive things to do around town? <BR> <BR> Last weekend I took my granddaughter to Pixie Woods and that place is a blast for small children. Thu, 30 Jul 2009 11:13:28 EST Too hot to excercise Has anyone else slacked off on their excercise because of our summer heat? I have been going to the gym a minimum of 5 days a week but last week I only went twice and this week--none! <BR> <BR> I'm afraid of getting lazy. Tue, 28 Jul 2009 18:44:38 EST Hello and looking for a change. Well like most I guess I am here to see if there is any help for me with this battle I am in with food. I am hoping that this will be the place that I find real people who will help me finally put a fire under my butt, get off my couch and loose this weight!!! I fight with business and being a mother every day, so I know this is going to be hard. Tue, 14 Jul 2009 05:46:01 EST New to Stockton Sparks Hi, <BR> My name is Shirley Thomas, and I've just recently joined Sparks. I saw where there was a team in my area, and decided this would be great to have a support group. Recently, my feet started swelling, and the doctors are unable at this time to know what it is and why it's cause my feet to swell at the rate they are swelling. The told me not to exercise until I see the specialist. I will keep everyone up to date on my results. Very disappointed because I joined and gym and was using ... Sun, 12 Jul 2009 17:55:37 EST ~!~ Hi! I signed up for this a while ago but i have finally made a commitment to myself to get rid of these pounds once if for all. All i need to do now stick to the plan. (It sounds so easy to type it.) Sun, 12 Jul 2009 16:49:10 EST Lose 10 pounds in July! I know that it is already the 9th of just but who is with me on loosing 10 pounds this month? If you are just add your name in this forum and just let us kinda in on what you are doing this month, if you would like a walking buddy....whatever you think! I am hopefully gonna loose 10 this month! I am in! Thu, 9 Jul 2009 17:42:28 EST Good morning Stockton Sparkler's' Checking in to say hello...and to say I am so glad I have found this web site. The different forum discussions have helped me with my thinking and the way I look at myself. Who would have thought there are so many wonderful people out there who are struggling with the same issues? It really does make a difference when you know you are not alone. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a wonderful day! Thu, 2 Jul 2009 09:23:36 EST Still trying to figure out this site I've been on here a few weeks but still have not figured out how to log in your excercise, calories and water stuff. I'm sure I'll get there. Mon, 29 Jun 2009 10:27:48 EST Hello and good morning My name is Pat and I just found this site. Needing some help to get my eating under control. About 3 years ago I lost about 50 pounds. Since then my mother has has a heart attack and now a stroke. My eating is stress...I know it is but cannot seem to stop! Glad I found all of you and hoping we can find our goals together. Wed, 24 Jun 2009 13:00:35 EST June 1st!!! Who's In? I see there are quite a few of us that need a fresh start to get back on track. So who's with us? Sun, 31 May 2009 13:48:22 EST I am so sorry! I have been a pretty poor excuse for a leader for the part 2 months. I fell off of my excersize/healthy eating bandwagon, but am planning to plow ahead and jump back on June 1. I think I just needed a break from all the weighing in, logging, water, fruit......ALL OF IT and I gained 5 pounds back as punishment (hahahahaha). So I appologize that I have not been here to encourage and schedule meetups and hudding but NEVER FEAR!!! I am back as of June 1st and you will see me on here every day... Thu, 28 May 2009 15:38:21 EST Running Buddy Needed I was wondering if their are any people in Stockton that are pretty fit but fairly new to runnin? I want to do a 5k and want to start a training program but I have never ran more that .5 miles at a time without having to stop to take a walking break. I feel akward and breathless. I do workout at the gym 2-3 times a week and do fine but when I run I feel clumsy and out of shape. I can train most evenings so availability is pretty open. Prefer a woman just because I am married and hubby wo... Mon, 11 May 2009 17:01:56 EST Pics From SP Convention! Here's a message we received from a member from our Team For Team Leaders-Business Only Team: <BR> <BR> A bunch of us who attended the SparkConvention in San Diego have all pooled our pictures together at Flikr at the following url: <BR> <link><BR>l/show/ </link> Mon, 11 May 2009 04:57:43 EST Avon Lady hi fellow sparkpeople. im in stockton and want to be your avon lady <BR> <BR> <BR> i joined sparkpeople to obtain a healthier and more fit lifestyle!! Thu, 7 May 2009 19:25:29 EST Hi I'm new Ok New is not my name, but I am new to sparks. I have lived in Stockton for almost all my life. I wish I could say I love it...but I was told not to lie. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, I heard about Sparks from a news segment on Channel 3 news in the morning, it happened to be on the same day that some of my co-workers and I were starting a "biggest loser" challenge, so it was like fate and here I am. I have only been on this site for a couple of days but I tell you, I'm addicted to it. I don't know... Thu, 7 May 2009 01:02:40 EST Hello everyone I was on Sparks before, but never used it and then I lost it. I'm a friend of Lisa's (1basil) she's the one that told me about Sparks. I've been walking just about every day and have already lost a few pounds. Well wish me luck. Wed, 25 Mar 2009 14:03:18 EST Challenges I have done a little bit of house cleaning around here and got rid of the "Local" forum area. Now it is called "Challenges" and there are 3 new challenges that start April 1st and will end on April 30th. 3 new challenges will go up on May 1st and end May 31st. <BR> <BR> The challenges are: <BR> I Like to move it, move it! <BR> Fruits and veggies <BR> Social Justice <BR> Please check out the challenges to learn more about them. YOu don't have to do all 3 if you don't want to. Please pi... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:36:37 EST Challenge Three: Social Justice For this challenge, I would like to incorporate something that is near and dear to my heart which is Social Justice. All I am asking on this challenge is to educate yourself on a issue that is happening in our world today. Whatever you feel strongly about, read up on it and if you feel moved to take action (Writing a letter, donating Money or Time, Protesting) please feel free to do so. <BR> <BR> Post what your topic of intrest is for us to share and get us familiar with the issue at han... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:30:49 EST Challenge Two: Fruits and Veggies I don't know about you but I have a hard time remembering to eat anything even resembling a fruit or veggie on most days. My challenge to you all for the month of April is to eat 2 fruits and or veggies a day. Sounds like a lot right? Well no not really it is just remembering to actually pick them up and eat them! Eat a bannanna with breakfast and a cup of veggies out a can with dinner *BAM* 2 servings right there! <BR> <BR> Log what you ate for the day here (I know, on top of your food ... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:21:08 EST Challenge One: I like to move it, move it!!! I would like to see if everyone will take 15 minutes out of their day and DANCE!! You know you wanna! Weather it be dancing with your kids to the Wiggles, Dancing with your Sweetie to some Barry White or just dancing by yourself getting ready for work or a night out. As Lady Gaga say "Just Dance!" <BR> <BR> Let's see what we dance too as well. Mark your progress on this board. Please post how long you danced and what you danced to. Let's see who's movin! <BR> <BR> This Challenge sta... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:16:14 EST Meet and Greet was great Well, we may have been a small group for this first meet and greet but it was fun. I enjoyed meeting all of you. Tina my older son david said "That little girl is so sweet." Both boys enjoyed meeting your children. I love the idea for doing a picnic in the park when the weather gets nicer. Until then should we plan to try to meet like once a month or something? I hope more of our Stockton Sparkers cab join us in the future. Sat, 7 Mar 2009 00:39:01 EST Weight-A-Minute of Stockton Good Morning Stockton!! <BR> <BR> Weight-A-Minute is a great new consept in weight loss and fitness. Not only for now but for life! It is everything you need in just minutes! <BR> We are having a booth at the Weberstown Mall today, February 28, 2009. You can also call (209) 952-5509 for a Free Work Out, Consultation and Body Fat Analysis!! <BR> <BR> Always in Good Health!! <BR> <BR> April M. Alban, Weight-A-Minute Counselor and Coach Sat, 28 Feb 2009 11:35:38 EST What are you bringing? This thread is to let us all know what you will be bringing to the pot luck at my house on March 6th. <BR> <BR> I will be making a great low fat and all around healthy and filling Turkey Cassarole. I will also have iced tea, sugar free kool-aide and or course WATER!!! Fri, 27 Feb 2009 17:28:34 EST I am the new Team Leader!!!! Hey everyone! I sparkmailed Coach Jen to ask her to become the co-leader of our team. I explained to her what our plans for the meet up were and that Ian,unfortunatly, has not had an oppertunity to log in to sparkpeople and lead our team. She has officially made the the LEADER of the Stockton Sparkers!!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Let's get this team going! Our first Meetup is on March the 6th at 6:oopm. I will be sending out a sparkmail to the entire team, however I think that I will have... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 18:02:33 EST Nip/Tuck This is one of my favs too. It's on tonight and did you see the previews? Christian is going to try to get Liz to come back. You know she will but I don't think she will marry him. Tue, 17 Feb 2009 16:18:24 EST Fitness Log Does anyone want to join in on this one? Just tell us what you did, and remember you can get fitness minutes by doing anything, even just gardening, cleaning house, walking around the store or things like that. You can get points for all of that. Tue, 17 Feb 2009 15:26:41 EST Our poor excuses for not working out 1. I have too much housework Tue, 17 Feb 2009 14:52:18 EST What are you watching? Do any of you have any favorite shows? I love my TV, but don't always have time to watch them, so I record them. If there are shows that some of us really like, we can always make threads on here to chat about them. My favorite daytime show is General Hospital, but my favorite primetime would have to be Grey's and Desperate Housewives. I actually have so many and I love reality Tv as silly as they can get. Tue, 17 Feb 2009 11:40:35 EST The Rain It sure is pooring today isn't it? I actually love it, but not driving in it. I just love this kind of weather when you don't have to go anywhere and can just stay home all day with the curtains open. And I just so happen to have a day off today, but there is school for the kids. <BR> <BR> How do you like this weather? Tue, 17 Feb 2009 11:15:42 EST Hello.... Is Anyone Out There????? Hi team <em>213</em> , there are a few of us that are interested in getting this team going onve again. Some of us are interested in meeting up once and a while for a pot luck or even just to do some walking. <BR> <BR> We are all so close and we are all here for the same reasons, to get healthy. So come on Stockon!!!!! Who is at least interested in being active on the team? Sat, 14 Feb 2009 23:44:38 EST Meeting Once a Month or More Would any of us be intrested in meeting once a month or more to walk or hang out or do a healthy pot luck or something? I would be up for it and I would be happy to organize it if any one would be intrested. Let me know. Wed, 21 Jan 2009 10:57:50 EST This word makes me say......... Just post the one word that the previous word makes you think of. Tue, 20 Jan 2009 02:55:44 EST Daily Discussions Hi everyone <em>213</em> lets chit chat here about how our days are going and about just what ever. Tue, 20 Jan 2009 02:49:47 EST New Gal in TOWN!!! Hey there team!! <BR> I am not only new to this team but also brand new to stockton! I am a transplant from Orange County, CA. I am 24 years old and I work as a nanny in Brookside. I have been on spark almost a year and have lost 20 pounds through working out, sparking out and weight watchers!!! I hope to meet some fun people from stockton on here!! Wed, 14 Jan 2009 17:50:15 EST I ate two pieces of chocolate cake today. Hello everyone, I'm new to the site and am still learning how to use all of the tools. My story is, I've always been a slender women, a diva on top of my game. Three years ago my real estate business went under. Follwing that I got very depressed and turned to my bed and food. Recently my fiance' of three years decided to call off our wedding because I gained over a hundred pounds and haven't been providing like I use to. Everyone wanted to ride with me in the Limo...But, I wanted sommeone wh... Thu, 8 Jan 2009 23:14:45 EST What was your smartest excersise equipmetn buy? Mine was my Band that I bought on the Target dollar rack for $2.50. I just took the tag of and got a better resiance work out than I ever go with my dumbbells. I totally suggest buying them! Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:32:31 EST What is the SMALLEST thing you have done? Question: What is the SMALLEST thing that you have done to change your weight? <BR> Reason: If we each change 3-4 TINY things that could ad up to real weight loss. Let's hear'em! <BR> <BR> My Answer: I have been asking for spinach on my sandwiches from Subway instead of Iceberg Lettus. It was a split decision because I know that Iceberg has NO nutrional value at all so I figured that I should replace it with something that does. Spinach does not taste gross (I don't like it cooked thoug... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 16:39:27 EST Where do you workout??? I have just started regularly going to In-Shape on Kelly (Scary, eh?) and was just wondering if anyone else went there? <BR> <BR> Does anyone on here meet up with other teammates to work out??? Mon, 20 Oct 2008 23:38:19 EST I'm Back.... First I would like to apologize to everyone. I have been gone too long. I started back to college and with work and family and everything else going on I lost my path. However....I have not given up. This site is wonderful and you are all great. I am back and ready to keep going... I hope you are all doing good and staying strong.... Missed you all : ) Sun, 19 Oct 2008 03:09:19 EST Hi I am new to this team. Hi My name is Tina. I just found this team I am not new to spark. It is nice to know there is someone close to home. I hope to hear from u all soon. Tue, 14 Oct 2008 03:22:08 EST Saying Goodbye Hi Everyone <BR> I started out with like eleven teams and while this is a tremendous amount of support it's also very overwhelming for me. I'm still trying to learn how the site works and I feel lousy when I don't get a chance to post on each board. I kinda feel like I'm bouncing around. I want to Thank you all for responding when I got here and making me feel very welcome. I truly appreciate it. I plan to drop down to like two teams and increase later if I can. I just didn't want to leave th... Thu, 2 Oct 2008 23:46:17 EST New Here I just wanted to say that I'm glad to be here and looking forward to meeting some good friends and getting some much needed advice and support. <BR> <BR> P.S. Today I actually got out and walked it was exhausting and I only made it half way but it's a start. Mon, 29 Sep 2008 23:38:11 EST hello stockton sparkers!!!! i just joined today and i am excited to be here! <em>213</em> there are so many tools here to help me stay on the right path. Sun, 28 Sep 2008 16:04:08 EST B.A.B.Y. (Be A Better You) Boot Camp in Elk Grove B.A.B.Y. (Be A Better You) Boot Camp comes to Backer Park in Elk Grove, CA. Hosted by Mona Liza Reyes - NPC California State Figure Champion and IFBB Fitness Pro Tanji Johnson aka "Stealth" on American Gladiators. Open to ALL fitness levels and is a co-ed camp. FUN and exilerating workouts - bootcamp style, agility drills, nutritional tips, plyometrics, flexibility and core training. Saturday, 09/20 9am - 11am. To register please visit: SAVE $10 when you register with a buddy... Mon, 15 Sep 2008 13:02:37 EST Sorry team My internet is down until wed. or thurs. so I will only be on once in awhile from work.... sHHHHHH Dont tell. Keep it up guys stay strong Tue, 2 Sep 2008 15:32:48 EST We met the excercise goal for the month! Good job team..... we met our first goal and are still going I will raise the goal for next month to keep us motivated and pushing forward.. We still have some work to do on the water drinking.. I think many people just dont log the water which is okay as long as you are doing it, that is what is important. When you can log it, its a great reminder to keep you on track.. Congratulations everybody! Stay active. <em>104</em> Thu, 28 Aug 2008 17:46:02 EST Weekly Weigh In (Every Saturday or Sunday) I thought it would be a good idea to start a weekly weigh in for our team. I know some people may not feel comfortable doing this but I hope you will. I think being honest with ourselves is a positive thing and if you gain for the week the team can be extra supportive and if you dont gain or lose we can all encourage you. We dont have to post our weights, just + or - the pounds lost or gained..... For example - 1pound if you lost a pound or 0 if you stayed the same which is an accomplishme... Thu, 28 Aug 2008 17:39:17 EST What day of the week does everyone weigh in on? I weigh myself on sundays in the morning. I try to avoid the scale until that day because my weight can fluctuate so much throughout the day and week. I was wondering when everyone else weighs themselves. I was thinking of creating a topic where people tell their weight loss or gain.... I know this may be difficult some weeks but I think honesty and confronting weight gain is productive and nothing to be ashamed of we all do it. What do you all think would you be willing to do this or is ... Thu, 21 Aug 2008 02:48:37 EST Second Team Goal Excercise I have set our exercise goal per person a little high, but I know we can all do it. It is set at 600 minutes per month which equals about 30 minutes a day five times a week. This does not have to be strenuous exercise it can be walking, swimming, aerobics, biking, bowling, golfing, etc. You name it anything that gets you moving and breaking a sweat. Our team goal is 15000 minutes for a month which I know we can do and when we meet this goal I will increase it for the next month. Lets go t... Wed, 20 Aug 2008 01:48:17 EST Getting To Know A Little About Each Other!!! I got this idea from another team and thought it would be great for us! <BR> <BR> Hi everyone. Just noticing that the members are adding up. In trying to get everyone to be more familiar with each other, please copy the following questions and answer them in a separate post. This way we can all get to know you. <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> <BR> Birthdate (no year): <BR> <BR> Weight Goal: <BR> <BR> Occupation: <BR> <BR> Favorite Workout: <BR> <BR> Favorite Comfort Food: <BR> <BR> How lo... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 19:07:36 EST Goals that go along with your weight loss.. Im going to Hawaii in November....... I want to be down to 350 by then... I will be the skinniest 350 lb man on the beach lol I might even buy a speedo Sat, 16 Aug 2008 16:45:01 EST Things that make us sad or mad 1. not loosing any more weight Fri, 15 Aug 2008 22:40:29 EST Places to Excercise in our Area- Parks, trails,etc Post your favorite safe, relaxing, or beautiful places to exercise in our area a park, lake, trail, place to bike, walk, etc. Also include places you would not recommend and why. <BR> <BR> For example I use to like to play frisbee golf at Oak Grove Park on Eight Mile Rd. back in High School......... So So very long ago (((SIGH))) Its a lot of fun and its good exercise. This park is also a great place to walk, fish, picnic, bike, and more, and it is very safe and has great playgrounds for ki... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 20:40:13 EST Local parks,trails s,etc-places to exercise outsid OOOPS Thu, 14 Aug 2008 20:33:33 EST Things that bring a smile to your face 1. getting to leave work early to go to the kids back to school night. Thu, 14 Aug 2008 20:03:03 EST Local Places to Eat & What to Eat There This forum was a great idea given by Basil (thank you) <BR> Post Healthy places in our area to eat, and what they have on the menu that is "safe" for us. <BR> Also post Bad places to eat that do not offer many healthy menu items. <BR> <BR> For Example I like taco bell but you would think you can't make a run for the border while dieting..... But they do offer a fresco menu that has no cheese and sour cream and instead has pico de gallo and is actually not to bad for you...... In moderatio... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:18:51 EST Local Happenings, Events & Activities California State Fair. Ill see you there : ) <BR> Good luck going here and not walking a few miles, bring your pedometer if you have one (or go friday and maybe get a free one) and post here how many miles you walked during your day of fun. Bring lots of water temperatures will be in the 100s. <BR> August 15th to September 1st <BR> Gen Admission $10.00 Children $6.00 Parking $8.00 <BR> If you buy them online they are a little cheaper. <BR> <BR> A special this year- Mondays and Thursdays... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:09:24 EST Who's Hotter? I'll start it off by naming two celebrities, then the next person says who is hotter to them. Then they will post the next two for the next person, and so on. Thu, 14 Aug 2008 16:18:27 EST A to Z at WalMart Lets post things we would find at our super store Walmart in alphabetical order. Thu, 14 Aug 2008 16:08:40 EST Spit or Swallow? We do this on another team of mine. I'll start off with posting a food or drink, then the next person will say if they would spit or swallow. Then post a new food/drink for the next person. <BR> <BR> Thu, 14 Aug 2008 16:06:05 EST Local Places to Eat & What to Eat There This forum was a great idea given by Basil (thank you) <BR> Post Healthy places in our area to eat, and what they have on the menu that is "safe" for us. <BR> Also post Bad places to eat that do not offer many healthy menu items. <BR> <BR> For Example I like taco bell but you would think you can't make a run for the border while dieting..... But they do offer a fresco menu that has no cheese and sour cream and instead has pico de gallo and is actually not to bad for you...... In moderation. ... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:58:19 EST TV Show Game For this game, use the last letter of the previous TV show to post the next show. Thu, 14 Aug 2008 12:05:10 EST Local happenings, events, and activities Post anything going on in our area here. Anything to keep you active. You would be surprised how many miles you can walk when your out doing something plus it just feels good to get out and be part of our community. Wed, 13 Aug 2008 19:39:53 EST Why the first goal is drinking water..... Drink 8 glasses of water a day or more.... However you have to do it. I drink a 32 oz cup 3 times a day which equals 12 cups. Your body needs water to metabolize fat. Your liver metabolizes fat by turning it into energy but your liver also picks up the slack of the kidneys which need lots of water to function properly so if you are not getting enough water than your liver will be busy helping your kidneys instead of turning fat into energy, so simply put, JUST DO IT. <BR> <BR> I set the team... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 00:23:22 EST We need a team leader to get this team going I'm sure that we would be able to get this team going if we had someone to lead it. I personally already lead 2 teams and can not commit to another. But I do see that there are a few that are motivated to get this team going. Stockton is full of beautiful people and I would love to be able to get to know you all through the team. <BR> <BR> I clicked on the current team leader which is "sparkpeople" and it has a blog on the page telling us how to become a local team leader. <BR> <BR> Being... Fri, 8 Aug 2008 21:01:02 EST weekly check in woo who.... i lost 5.2 lbs Sun, 27 Jul 2008 17:33:14 EST Goals We shouls set a few goals Sun, 27 Jul 2008 14:29:21 EST We need an Icon for our Page : ) How do we do that? Anyone know?..... Sat, 26 Jul 2008 17:43:57 EST 1 week almost...... Well Im almost through my first week and Im going to weigh in tomorrow. I really think I can do it this time. Good luck to everyone, its good to see the site a little more active. For some reason knowing that nearby someone is going through the same thing as me makes me feel better. Sat, 26 Jul 2008 17:39:58 EST Back again..(: Some how I fell off into a black hole..I am back now but seem to have 2 spark pages OPPS..What's up Stockton Sparkers--missed ya! Hope to stick this time..bye for now!! <em>213</em> Fri, 25 Jul 2008 07:05:21 EST Lets get Stockton Sparkers active I am new to Spark and I have joined other support groups but would like this one to get going. So lets do it.......... Tue, 22 Jul 2008 17:54:00 EST New Here Hello I'm New to the site seems great look forward to giving and getting support. Tue, 22 Jul 2008 01:56:50 EST Hello to All Hi everyone I am Cindy a recently injured factory worker now dealing with Workman's comp case... been off for almost 3 yrs. have gained allot of weight but was already overweight before injury....I am 47 married 2yrs. now 3rd a charm as the saying goes,I have two adult children from 1st marriage and three grand kids...first time I have ever joined something like this so forgive me if it is silly, or not quite right. Just happy to be here and meet you all! thanks,C Thu, 10 Jul 2008 12:27:02 EST Bright Blessings and Hello to All Hi and here I am. I am a single mom of 4, and don't have a lot of time, which I feel is the reason a lot of us are in this ship (I'm too big for a boat!). I do some belly dance, yoga and hike with the kids and can keep up fairly well. My eating is just sporatic and I drink very little water. I know what I should be doing, but excuses are a plenty! So I need to change that and hopefully with a bit of support I can do it. I was heavy as a child (my mom hates skinny people and thinks they ... Tue, 13 May 2008 15:01:52 EST A New Day, A New Start, A New Me Hi, My name is Synnoveah, Please call me Synn or Synny. I am originally from Cork Ireland, but have been in America for over 40 years. I am a stay at home mum of a child with Down Syndrome and Autism, and am a part time Mary Kay Consultant. <BR> <BR> I am looking for women to work out with or walk with, in the Stockton area. I am a member of the <BR> In Shape Gym on Kelly Dr. I live out near Bear Creek High and I am free most of the day until about 3 pm., as my daughter is in school. I fee... Sun, 20 Apr 2008 13:39:00 EST February weight Loss goals and WL actuals Let's encourage each other in our weight loss goals. We can all do this together! Sun, 3 Feb 2008 10:37:38 EST Wear Red Today!! <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <BR> Support the women (and men) by wearing red. Heart Disease is the #1 killer and stroke is #3. Stroke is the #1 cause of disability. 1 out of 4 people will have heart disease, 1 out of 2 women will die from heart disease. <BR> I am a survivor of both. I do not want to have another stroke and watch my children and husband suffer again. Nobody should have to suffer from that. I am taking care of that by losing... Fri, 1 Feb 2008 03:44:36 EST National Wear Red Day <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <BR> Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day. Wear any kind of red from a red dress pin, red apparel, red lipstick, or even carry a red purse/bag. Show your support for the heart disease and stroke. All of February is National Heart Month. <BR> <BR> I am a survivor of both. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> Thu, 31 Jan 2008 14:35:18 EST My first day... I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I am 45 and needing to drop about 18 pounds (24 would be better). A friend just turned me onto sparkpeople and I am really excited about it.....I think its something I can do. The forum looks like it is full of awesome information and alot of support! Glad I'm here! Thu, 24 Jan 2008 18:17:17 EST weight Loss jan 16th through Jan 31st How is everyone doing? Tue, 15 Jan 2008 20:02:25 EST The Great Fluid Debate I have always been confused. Should I drink 8 Glasses of water a day (like a 16-20 oz glass) or 8- 8oz glasses of water a day? What counts for a fluid and what does not? Does coffee, crystal light and sparkling waters count? Mon, 7 Jan 2008 13:35:33 EST Weight Loss Jan 6th through Jan 15th come on, we can do it! Mon, 7 Jan 2008 13:26:01 EST Hello Stockton Sparkers I am living in Stockton and new to this site and think it is great! I am 34 and getting married in May. I need to lose some pounds and tone it up to look my best in my dress! Wish everyone the best on your goals! Keep in touch! Sun, 6 Jan 2008 19:56:53 EST Food Journals What is everyone using for tracking their food intake? <BR> I use a note book with Halloween images on it (I LOVE Halloween). I just write down what I eat, and abou the serving size that it is (i.e. 1 container of Low Fat yogurt). I also write the date, day of the week and if I took my vitamin or not. If it is Thursday, my weight (I weigh myself at work on the pallet jack). <BR> Do you all just use the tracker on here or a notebook. I find it easier to have the notebook with me at all tim... Sun, 6 Jan 2008 01:33:50 EST Excersizing for and Excersize hater I really HATE to excersize. My Husband loves to walk, which I don't mind, but I really hate it. I was using the excersizing TV on Comcast onDemand, but then, I was finding that I could not find the time and when I did it was either too early or way too late. I just can't seem to find the time! I can't drag my butt out of bed in the morning (I try to get out of bed most days around 6am) or by 10pm I am so worn out from the day that I just don't want to. I try to get in a walk at work, but... Sun, 6 Jan 2008 01:27:31 EST New start in 2008 Hello, <BR> We are the Cervantes family! We are native Stocktonions (sp?) and we are comprised of Tina, Ben, Anna and Gio. We a currently buying a house and are starting a new, healthier outlook in 2008. We can't wait to meet you all, anyone have kids? We are really motivated by Sparkpeople and are stoked to be here! Please contact us on our page if you are intrested in coffee or weekend or evening playdates! <BR> <BR> Bright Blessings, <BR> The Cervantes 4 Sun, 6 Jan 2008 01:13:43 EST chat anyone want to talk about struggles, triumphs, whatever is going on in your life? I went to gym this a.m. at 5 oclock to find out for some reason it wasn't opened. There were about 10 of us standing outside waiting and it didn't open so I left at 5;30. luckily I am working out tonight but thought I would increase my work out by 20 min 3-4 days a week on the elliptical. Wed, 2 Jan 2008 16:03:57 EST Exercise tracker Are you tracking time, days, etc. Let us know how you are doing? Tue, 1 Jan 2008 21:19:35 EST Weight Loss Jan 1st through Jan 5th 2008 Come on we can do this.. Lets make Jan 2008 our time to get started! :0) Tue, 1 Jan 2008 21:19:08 EST Tracking Should we have an thread to track weekly what weight we lost, exercise time we did or whatever reason you are here. it might help us to know how each other is doing to encourage and be supportive. Tue, 1 Jan 2008 21:18:19 EST Hi from Tracy Hi everyone. I am glad I found you. I would love to be part of this spark team!! Good luck to all for 2008. Lets encourage each other! Tue, 1 Jan 2008 21:16:13 EST hello Hi new here. I am a wife and mother of 4 children. just had my last 4th baby last december. I started going to the gym over the summer and so far I have lost 10 pounds. looking to tone up and lose another 6 pounds. Wed, 31 Oct 2007 19:56:36 EST Hi there everyone, nice to be new here. <em>201</em> I'm hoping to loose at least 40 pounds so that I can feel healthier and of course look a little better. I always say that I'm still 26 (which of course I am not) because that is when I felt the best about my body. I have 4 daughters, 17, 12, 6, & 4. I was fine after the first two, but I just could not get back into shape after the last two. I guess thats what happens when you have vhildren when you are a little bit older,(so I have been told). Anyways, living a healthier lifest... Fri, 12 Oct 2007 18:50:27 EST One Year Commitment Challenge! Hey Stockton Sparkers! Who wants to do a one year commitment to Sparkpeople? I figure this would help make our weight loss changes permanent. We could support each other throughout the year and help each other stay motivated! Who is up for the challenge?? <em>104</em> Thu, 11 Oct 2007 22:14:36 EST hi I'm new My first time trying a "real" diet, I wish i would have known about this site a while back! I have 22 lbs to loose ..for now. good luck to everyone!! Tue, 9 Oct 2007 18:03:15 EST A NEWBIE!!! <em>213</em> <BR> I'm new here so I wanted to say hi to everyone. My name is De and I've struggled with weight loss my whole life. What a blessing to have found this program. <BR> <BR> GO STOCKTON SPARKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sun, 7 Oct 2007 17:19:26 EST hi i'm new just wanted to introduce myself to the group. <BR> My name is Nicole & I'm tired of being big. i've tried on my own & i lose the weight then gain it back. <BR> i feel like i'm hurting my body with all the yo-yoing <BR> so looking forward to a new way of living. <BR> Stockton's great-Take a look (: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 00:41:11 EST Intro Hello, <BR> I'm Marlene...I joined this community in hopes that I will gain some insight on making healthier choices and losing some weight. I currently would like to lose about 20-30 pounds. Sounds easy enough but I can't seem to get over the hump. I work in Sacramento so I have a busy schedule. I am currently a member of in-shape city but hardly ever go...I know, its all motivation...and thats what I need!!! I was a member of weight watchers on-line but hardly ever posted so I feel very f... Thu, 13 Sep 2007 11:06:07 EST Introduction Hi, my name is Helene and I just found this site, after having watched The Biggest Loser last night and feeling VERY motivated to lose weight. I have 2 sets of twins..the 1st set were born in 10/04 and my 2nd set were just born this year in March. So I've managed to pack on extra pounds of baby weight and never quite got around to losing it but I have to lose it because I want to feel better about myself. I know I can feel better and I know I can look better if I work at it. <BR> <BR> U... Wed, 12 Sep 2007 16:19:57 EST introduction OK, there needs to be a topic on here so we can build up local momentum, so I'll start! My name is Lisa, I grew up in Modesto, but moved to Stockton 5 years ago after I met my husband. I've always been "thick," but I'm tall, so I know I'm always going to weigh more than my girlfriends. I had a baby 18 months ago, and I'm still struggling with the last 14 pounds to get to pre-preg weight (in my defense, I gained 76!). I would like to lose about 40 pounds total. I just started with SP a few day... Wed, 5 Sep 2007 23:41:16 EST