SparkPeople The Central California Beach City's Club! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=17382 WELCOME! This team is for people who live along the Central Coast of Ca. from Santa Cruz down to Santa Maria and surrounding areas. We're here to meet local Sparkfriends & to help each other succeed! SparkPeople The Central California Beach City's Club! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=17382 Kanikapila Sundays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x57077313 <em>218</em> ALOHA <em>47</em> <BR> <BR> Come to Red Dirt Coffee House in Arroyo Grand on the last Sunday of the month to enjoy Kanikapila Sunday.. <BR> <em>339</em> Music starts after 3:00 PM <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> Come listen, or bring your ukulele or other string instrument and join the fun. <BR> <em>276</em> <BR> <BR> <em>218</em> Yes, hula dancers, too. <BR> <BR> Red Dirt, 1452 W. Grand Ave. AG <em>235</em> Much Aloha <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:51:17 EST Breakthrough!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x56227671 I've been trying for many years to deal with a weight gain of about 3 pounds per winter. (60+ in 20 years) Nothing I've tried has worked, and in the past few months my exercise was more and more restricted because I couldn't breathe. Shortness of breath walking across a room, some days! <BR> <BR> Well, about three weeks ago, I cut out wheat and wheat products entirely. Wow! Within 3 days I was no longer breathless. Every day my energy level increases. In addition, the soft tissue pain around... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 13:22:49 EST Its been a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x55785399 Hello everyone! I hope you are all well. Haven't been here for a while and somehow my settings keep getting changed and I'm not getting my spark emails to remind me to come visit!!! I'll have to keep more on that. I hope you are all doing well and keeping on track especially with the holidays coming up! <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:02:04 EST Wondering if my bp meds have a side effect... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x54620205 In the past few months that I have been taking Losartan, I seem to be getting progressively weaker. Muscles just don't seem to have much strength in them, and some days I can barely sit up straight or hold any posture but slump--and getting up off the floor is very challenging and painful. I have not changed my exercise regimen, but boy, am I sorer and sorer around my joints! Not the joints themselves, but the connective tissue. That might make sense if biking or walking with weak muscles put... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:59:05 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x54459606 It's been a rough 8 weeks. But here I am. Back. Ready to take more steps towards getting healthy. I am in a time crunch this morning but I squeezed in a 35 minute workout. What have you done today to get closer towards your goal? Fri, 9 Aug 2013 14:05:59 EST Progress at last! How is everyone else doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x53485697 I think I have hit on the formula that works for me, finally. Besides gradually increasing my exercise (having learned the hard way that a little change is better than a lot) and not obsessing about counting calories, has resulted in steady weight loss in small increments since February. I don't take seconds or thirds (smile) but eat 100 calorie snacks whenever hunger strikes between meals. Snacks such as 1oz of peanuts or cheese, or a tablespoon of nut butter and some fresh carrots. These ke... Sun, 26 May 2013 13:34:44 EST Spring is here! update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x53052098 SparkPeople is more than I have committed time for, most days--so many things to do! However, I have made progress from my beginning, even if I have not lost weight: <BR> <BR> I have learned that fitness has little to do with weight: my daily steps are double what they were two years ago, when I'd typically have to rest for a couple days after taking even a mile walk. <BR> <BR> I have discovered that even the slightest reduction in caloric intake leaves me groggy and so fatigued that I can... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:35:48 EST Switching Sites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x53048396 I gave BabyFit a try and frankly I don't like it, they are missing things that I've come to enjoy and use regularly on SparkPeople, so hopefully, I'll get back into the swing of things and keep up. I hope your April is going well. <BR> <em>252</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:19:41 EST Heart Rate Monitor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x52277696 Okay, I've had one for a while, but never tried to use it regularly. Today I got it working and put it on just to wear while I went about my day before talking a walk. Sort of wanted a base rate kind of info, since I have been whining about how some days walking from the bedroom to the kitchen can make me out of breath. <BR> <BR> Well, it has been a couple hours and now I'm not sure whether to be worried about lack of fitness, or pleased that I seem to exceed the norms for my age. [220-67=15... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:55:31 EST SLO Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x52169805 Anybody participating in the SLO Marathon??? <BR> <BR> <em>364</em> <em>182</em> <em>366</em> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:26:45 EST New Year = New You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x51674713 I hope everyone is having a great New Year so far! Let's not dwell on last year and look forward to our future goals. I know I sure have to! We can all change something to make ourselves healthier this year. Remember, every little bit helps. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:50:42 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x51459170 A new year with new opportunities to succeed with our goals. Time to leave last years slips ups behind. <BR> <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR, Beach lovers! <BR> May you prove successful in your endeavors. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 20:30:25 EST Hello to you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x51219923 The end of 2012 hasn't been good for me. I have gotten away from my workouts. I am trying to get back to them though. I hope Thanksgiving wasn't too tempting for you. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 14:02:25 EST November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20597x17382x50610604 I did not get in my 1000 fitness minutes this month! I will not give up, a new month is ahead! Any fitness goals for November? Please share. Mine are to keep up my water intake and get in my 1,000 fitness minutes! Tue, 30 Oct 2012 06:36:45 EST Monterey, ca?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x50031861 Any one live in Monterey that would be down to exercise?? Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:29:39 EST Still Here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20596x17382x49628494 Guess what?!?!?! I'm still here!!! <em>244</em> I let myself be carried away by life and basically stopped exercising <em>24</em> I am fixing that starting today! I hope you will all join me. I think I have something for September that will help us all stay in touch here......you will just have to wait and see Sun, 26 Aug 2012 07:08:10 EST It's Time To Shed Those Pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x49325395 Hi! I'm a 48 yr old mom of two adult children (there's an oxymoron for you, adult children). With the girls moving on and out I started taking a harder look at myself. I had been packing on the extra pounds for the last 3 years but was strangely shocked when I discovered to my horror that I was almost at 200 pounds. Really? How did I allow that to happen? I had always been very careful about my weight in the past. I noticed that I was feeling sluggish, couldn't move as well and have oth... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 22:22:38 EST Something to look forward to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x48743228 Ok, I need to keep my exercise up. I mapped the route on the beach in Morro Bay from the stairs off Toro Rd to Morro Rock and back and it's 5 miles +/- SOOOO I am thinking that this coming Wednesday I am going to do the walk in the morning. I'm not a crazy walker, I walk enough to keep my heart rate up. Anyone care to join me? Runners / joggers welcome! <BR> <em>186</em> <em>306</em> <em>182</em> <BR> <BR> Several hours later I realized that this Wednesday is 4th of July, my family tradi... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 04:48:28 EST July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20597x17382x48743211 We need to come up with a challenge or two for July. I should say, I need a challenge for July. Any ideas? Fri, 29 Jun 2012 04:43:36 EST June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3259x17382x48366521 What are your plans for June? Mine are to get back to SparkPeople! I love being here, my life has been so hectic lately, we moved last month and now all the end of the school year stuff happening, I need to get back on track! <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 4 Jun 2012 09:21:44 EST It's been FOREVER!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x47525386 I admit, I have been slacking! I am so sorry! I need to get back to my routine. How are the rest of you doing? Wed, 11 Apr 2012 03:11:24 EST March Madness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3259x17382x46942562 In Arroyo Grande: <BR> 3/18: <link>www.walkjogrun.net/events/walking/Lo<BR>pez-Lake-Spring-Splash/2011983 </link> <BR> 3/24: <link>marchtriathlonseries.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> In Paso Robles: <BR> 3/24: <link>parks4pups.org/paso-robles-dog-jog-2<BR>012 </link> <BR> 3/25: <link>www.winecountryruns.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> In San Luis Obispo: <BR> 3/24: <link>slohealthandfitness.com/cm/Health_Ex<BR>po/Attendee%20Information/5KRun.html </link> <BR> <BR> In Santa Barbara: <BR> ... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 20:11:59 EST March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x46799587 Any ideas for a challenge for March? How about a new team picture? Do any of you have something you have taken in our beautiful area that can be shared? Mon, 27 Feb 2012 18:35:56 EST Fun things to do in February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3259x17382x46563878 6th Annual 5K Winter Warm-up in Carpenteria <BR> <link>www.active.com/running/carpinteria-c<BR>a/6th-annual-5k-winter-warm-up-2012?da<BR>rt=F&cmp=30-0-24308366-125256&dma=Sant<BR>a+Barbara+-+Santa+Maria+-+San+Luis+Obi<BR>spo&memberId=121803053&email=st.cyrfamily@yahoo.com </link> <BR> <BR> Move to Build, 5K/10K, San Luis Obispo <BR> <link>www.active.com/running/san-luis-obis<BR>po-ca/move-to-build-5k-10k-2012?dart=F<BR>&cmp=30-0-24308366-136380&dma=Santa+Ba<BR>rbara+-+Santa+Maria+-+San... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:37:59 EST Going to San Diego for 5 days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x46274978 I will be tempted to eat my way around the town, LOL, because that is what trips have always meant to me: food! Husband has conference there, so I will be free to flit about. Perhaps if I find a buddy to walk with, I'll be less inclined to eat every hotdog or brat I find in the sidewalk stands... <BR> <BR> Meanwhile, I have not lost any weight with all the walking around the Bay we have been doing. I have not gained any, but I haven't lost. So, obviously something needs to change. What exact... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 17:04:41 EST 50 woman to hoop on 50th B-day for laughs&fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x45822310 I hope sparks can motivate me to get back in shape and loose weight.I am also moving away from gluten ,wheat & white sugar. I am trying to move towards eating foods that my sweetie and I can grow ourselves (like urban homesteaders)Its not truly urban here but the small scale concept.I have about 100 pounds to loose and because of a bad knee the main exercise I can do is walking on a treadmill on a incline. With my new wish to eat what we could possibly grow in the future on our little parcel... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 16:02:06 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x45772682 Happy New Year everyone! I hope your holidays have gone smoothly and you were able to stay on track. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 2 Jan 2012 14:13:15 EST 50 women in there fifties to set a hooping record http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x45682041 I am brand new to this but I have a dream ....... a silly dream!: to get fit in a silly way by my fiftieth birthday next November. I would like to have fifty out shape women like me to hoola hoop for a possible record or just fun. We will practice in our own communities with friends ,sisters ,cousins any out of shape women (50-59).I hope to loose 100 lbs(along with other exercises and healthy eating). Spread the news to friends, sisters and cousins that want a little silly inspiration to get ... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 11:42:06 EST How about a meet-up in January? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x45612527 I live in Morro Bay. Great walks around here... Not only that, the weather is generally mild, quite sunny in December and the first part of January, after which it gets rainy. <BR> <BR> Anyone in my area who would like to bring picnic and go for a walk together?? Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:41:14 EST December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x45604969 I have been so bad this month! Hardly any exercise, but I am watching my food intake and drinking my water. What are you doing to keep away the holiday gain? Wed, 21 Dec 2011 21:07:02 EST Checking In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x45240364 Hello Team! I know it's been a while. I hope you are all doing well and got through the past holiday with success <em>9</em> The end of the month is coming soon....that means we need a new picture! I will continue to post events I see happening in our area. Hopefully some will be able to participate. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 00:14:18 EST Local Happenings for November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3259x17382x44906595 Welcome November! <BR> <BR> Here is what I have seen so far this month. Anyone else have something to share? <BR> <BR> Santa Barbara: <BR> <BR> <link>www.runday.com/ </link> <BR> <link>www.sbimarathon.com/ </link> <BR> <link>www.runsantabarbara.com/thanksgiving<BR>.html </link> <BR> <BR> Paso Robles: <BR> <BR> <link>www.winevinerun.com/ </link> Thu, 3 Nov 2011 18:01:12 EST October Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20597x17382x44355173 I decided this month to do a month long challenge! We can do this!!! I took a look at our tally for Fitness minutes last week and we are doing good. So this month I thought I would up the challenge. Join me! 1,000 Fitness minutes! I know some of you are real close. Some may find that number a bit daunting. If you do, have you joined the goal of getting 400 Fitness minutes a month? Give it a try. When you break it down, it's really not that bad! <BR> <BR> Let's DO IT!!!! Let's get moving!!! ... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 14:48:21 EST September 15 - 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20597x17382x44119779 I always seem to be a day (or two) behind <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I hope your last week was fabulous. Here is our challenge for this week: <BR> TEAM RELATED CHALLENGE: Find a new Team picture. <BR> <BR> The month is halfway gone, let's see if we can find a picture early for October <BR> <BR> FITNESS RELATED CHALLENGE: Avoid soda all week (this is my weakness) <BR> and our usual 20 minutes of cardio 3 times a week <BR> <BR> Have a great week Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:12:53 EST September 8-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20597x17382x44000652 Obviously today isn't the 8th, I am a bit behind! My apologies. Let's try to do this. <BR> <BR> TEAM RELATED CHALLENGE: Encourage one team mate once a day, whether that be by sparkgoodie, sparkmail or sparkcomment <BR> <BR> FITNESS RELATED CHALLENGE: Drink 8 cups of water daily AND 20 minutes of Cardio 3 times for the week. <BR> <BR> Post here when you have completed any part of the Challenge! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Fri, 9 Sep 2011 20:59:53 EST September 1 - 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20597x17382x43825124 For our first challenge of the month I thought we could two small challenges and do something team related...... <BR> <BR> TEAM RELATED CHALLENGE: Huddle daily <BR> FITNESS RELATED CHALLENGE: 20 minutes of cardio 3 times this week <BR> <BR> Please reply to this post when you have completed the challenge (as often as you like) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 05:55:22 EST Daily Check In "Hi" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x43813585 Stop by and say Hi. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> What's happening in your day? <BR> How's the weather? <BR> What's important to you today? <BR> ~ ANYTHING ~ <BR> <em>248</em> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:27:20 EST Face to face? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x43811990 I'm new to Spark People. I live in Cambria and would love to be able to have and give face-to-face support with other Sparkers. Do y'all ever get together? <BR> i lost a lot of weight on a well-known weight loss plan (a hundred pounds). Then I moved out of the country for six months. The plan changed while I was away and the new plan just does not work for me. I've gained back almost 20 pounds and am really struggling trying to get it back off. I need help! I'm hoping getting invol... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 11:50:05 EST Check In Points~What did you get today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x43747081 Here's a keep in touch discussion for the group. Indicate the scores you got for checking in today: <BR> <BR> 10 + 5 + 15 <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <em>235</em> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 14:06:01 EST My goal for the rest of August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20596x17382x43563112 I have been really slacking this month. I need to get back on the Exercise Train! SO, my goal for the rest of the month is to do at least 10 minutes of cardio a day. I know that doesn't sound like much but right now I am doing ZERO so it's a step for me Tue, 16 Aug 2011 03:09:13 EST Let's come up with some Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20597x17382x42997475 Let's come up with some challenges for our team. Since we are halfway through July now, for the month of July I challenge all of you to join our Team Goals and meet them for the rest of the month. August we will start something different. Please feel free to share any ideas you have to challenges you would like to see. <BR> <BR> <em>208</em> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 05:32:47 EST New Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x42997135 Well I did it! And now I'm the new team leader!!! I can't believe it. I hope to keep the team going. Please send me any ideas you have for challenges or team goals. I welcome comments and suggestions. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 03:12:10 EST Morro Bay Relay for Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x42939883 Is anybody participating in the Morro Bay Relay for Life? or any Relay for Life event? I am involved with fundraising for different events and this is one of them. What a great thing to raise money for the American Cancer Society and get exercise!!! Tue, 12 Jul 2011 04:39:16 EST Santa Cruzens... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x42889735 Hi guys, I created a team just for those of us from lovely santa cruz county, come check it out and join....could use some members! <BR> Thanks Sat, 9 Jul 2011 12:21:46 EST It's Awfully Quiet Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x41143207 <em>102</em> SSHHHHHHH, do you hear that???? I don't hear anything either!!!! <em>198</em> That shouldn't be! Where are we all? I know life is busy and it seems to get busier everyday. Are you all keeping up with eating better and exercising? We are a third of the way through the month, any plans for something BIG exercise related? If so please share with us. I must confess, I have nothing planned for this month........maybe I should find something....... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 00:00:10 EST HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x40631140 If anyone is a;live on this team, I hope you had a good St. Pats Day. <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:22:31 EST Monarch Butterflies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x40154545 Did you get to visit a Monarch Butterfly wintering site this year? The seasons is almost over. <BR> <BR> Most of the western population of North American Monarchs spend the winter on the Central Coast in Monterey, SLO, and Santa Barbara counties. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 22:47:24 EST Our Town Shout Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3259x17382x39737406 Tell us about YOUR town! Mention a town in our geographic area, and a fun place to go, thing to do, or event that's coming up. Sun, 6 Feb 2011 20:11:16 EST Any life in ths group? ? ~ Tell us where you live? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x39380376 I live in Arroyo Grande, and have lived in south SLO county for 52 years. GREAT PLACE TO LIVE ! <BR> <BR> Any other members of this team active? <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 23 Jan 2011 12:22:07 EST Have you visited the Monarchs yet this year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x38052256 There are over 15,000 Monarch Butterflies in the Pismo Beach SP grove along highway 1 in Pismo. Its a great show !! The docents give interpretive talks at 11AM and 2PM and there are volunteers in the grove from 10AM to 4PM to assist you. The trailer has great items for Christmas on sale, too. Be sure and visit. Bring the whole family. Sun, 21 Nov 2010 14:42:18 EST IVORY GULL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x37816157 Pismo Beach made the birder's scene the past few days with the sighting of an Ivory Gull on the beach. This is only the second sighting of these gulls this far south. For you non-birding members, this bird normally hangs out in the Arctic. Mon, 8 Nov 2010 20:44:38 EST Looking for help in Fresno, CA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x35679495 Does anyone live in Fresno, CA? There is a gentleman that I play backgammon with over at www.itsyourturn.com. We have played many many games over the last 4 years. We have exchanged recipes via email. He has written a cookbook. <BR> <BR> His wife recently passed away from cancer-a few months ago. I know that was very hard on him (as it would be on any of us). The last message I got from him was in June. Since we play backgammon on a daily basis, this is highly unusual. I am asking for help i... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 01:05:36 EST Things I'll enjoy doing when I'm healthier... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x34839494 Remember to keep your eye on the goal! I thought I'd share some of my motivations and ask about yours. I have to constantly remind myself that all of these things are significantly better than food. <BR> <BR> Wearing smaller clothes in whatever style I want- not just ones that "flatter my body." <BR> Going to the beach. <BR> I want to try mountain/rock climbing. <BR> Not wearing a "cover-up" over my swimsuit. <BR> Having more energy! <BR> Taking more pictures of myself. <BR> Looking FANTASTI... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:19:09 EST Stop the voices in my head (smile) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x34689079 The past few days, I have been away from my home, visiting friends and attending a fun family function. I was able to keep my food intake in check, but not able to get in my exercising as I had hoped. When I returned home, I began to mentally beat myself up about this, then I just stopped and say....hey I get a do-over. Today I will exercise and start a new streak. I am new to SP and old habits die hard. The one old habit I would like to eliminate is how unkind I can be to myself. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 10:32:45 EST How are you spending your Holiday Weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x34459115 I am spending the holiday here in Pismo Beach, I am going to the Strawberry Festival in Arroyo Grande on Sunday, after I do the 5K Walk, it will be my first time attempting anything like this, very exited. Sat, 29 May 2010 14:36:50 EST Are you drinking 8 glasses of water a day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x34433014 I am now faithfully drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Took me a while to remember to do it. I had to make it a habit. I try and get 2 cups in first thing in the morning then only 6 more to go. Since I usually have 2 glasss with lunch and 2 with dinner the trick is to get 2 glass during day. I put a cool looking Starbucks tumbler it holds 2 cups exactly. I fill it up and leave it on my desk. I drink from that. Fri, 28 May 2010 02:23:37 EST What did you have for lunch today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x34433009 I had what I call my healthy salad, where I work we have a bistro for our residents and I can order anything on the menu. I did however create my own "Heathly Salad" <BR> <BR> Lettuce <BR> Tomato <BR> Celery <BR> Cucumber <BR> Sliced Olives <BR> 3 oz of Turkey Meat <BR> Spinkle of Sunflower Seeds <BR> 2 TB of HIdden Ranch Light <BR> <BR> I usually have this 3 or 4 times a week, sometimes I had a piece of fresh fish if its on the menu or baked chicken both in only 3 oz portions. The size... Fri, 28 May 2010 02:20:49 EST Pismo Beach (my city) What city are you in? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x34432987 HI everyone, I live in Pismo and found Sparkpeople.com May 13th and love it! I am tracking my food daily. I am tracking my fitness, I am taking Zumba Dance Classes in San Luis Obispo, so far so good! <BR> <BR> Where you from and how are you using SparkPeople.com? Fri, 28 May 2010 02:14:48 EST Monterey County http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x33886866 I thought that those of you living in the Salinas area would be interested in a run/walk event. My friends boyfriend said that next weekend there will be a race out there. Since I can't make it out there I am again passing on the information. <BR> Check out the website: <link>www.svmh.com/health/hp_heartsolerace<BR>.aspx </link> Mon, 3 May 2010 19:05:11 EST Bull Canyon Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x33878280 <link>www.bcrun.org/ </link> <BR> If anyone in the area is interested the Bull Canyon Run will take place on May 8th. Go to the website to sign up. Mon, 3 May 2010 12:51:03 EST Who's incharge of this team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x33819231 Just wondering who is incharge of this team...it seems like no one has posed in here for a while so just wondering whats going on Fri, 30 Apr 2010 18:52:06 EST Hi folks, is this thing on? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x31051881 Just wondering if anyone in the Coastal middle of CA was still active on this team. Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:00:30 EST Hello there here in Santa Maria http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x29387758 Only been in the central coast area for 5 months and love the area but a lonely place when you don't know anyone. Thu, 29 Oct 2009 13:11:35 EST Hello from Watsonville! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x28516867 Hello everyone, it's nice to be joining this team. Sat, 19 Sep 2009 13:44:08 EST Getting Started Second Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x27990565 This is my second day and looking for positive people and encouragement. I live in Boulder Creek now originally from Illinois. Since this is day 2, I am taking it one day at a time. I feel good just getting started and doing something to change myself. I want to continue to live an active,healthy lifestyle, for as long as I am here on earth. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 09:42:39 EST Morro Bay Relay for Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x26956146 Morro Bay Relay for live is August 1-2, 10am-10am.... I am trying to get a team together, we need 8 people to make a team. What better way to support our health and those who have fought and are fighting cancer than to go out and walk for 24 hours. Will you join me? I know it's short notice. Let's see if we can get a team together. E-mail me and let me know if you are interested. Let's do this! Mon, 13 Jul 2009 02:48:57 EST San Luis Obispo: anyone else here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x25821016 I would LOVE to have a Spark friend to go walking with me or the gym or just to talk. Anyone else from San Luis Obispo here? <BR> thanks, <BR> Joanne Tue, 26 May 2009 11:29:30 EST Anyone Doing SVM Hospital's Exercise Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x23042890 Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital is asking people who work in Salinas to pledge to exercise. <BR> <BR> About 10 people have signed up at my work (I do not work for the hospital); my HR director is the coordinator. It began 2/16. If your worksite is interested, you might be able to squeeze in this week. <BR> <BR> I posted the link in case anyone is interested. <BR> <BR> If you are participating, it would be great to see replies with your weekly numbers. I will reply with mine. <BR> <BR... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:08:37 EST Ok, So What Are We Going To Do.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x22511997 Ok, for those of you still 'out there' that are on this team, what are we going to do to get this team going again? Isn't anyone interested?!! I don't really want to be leader, I'm a better follower, but hey!! comeon!! So? any ideas? Mon, 2 Feb 2009 13:09:48 EST Greetings from the south end of Santa Cruz County http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x19305488 Nice way of saying Watsonville lol. Just started using this thing but I have been active in losing weight for about 5 months now. Just wanted to introduce myself. Mon, 13 Oct 2008 18:24:45 EST COME OVER & WALK WITH ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x16696827 I live in Oak Hills (off of 156) and was looking for a walking buddy to get me motivated & keep me that way. I just don't want to do it alone. Mon, 14 Jul 2008 17:53:58 EST Thought I'd come back around... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3259x17382x16233705 Hello everyone!!! <BR> Thought I'd drop back in and re-commit myself to DOING IT!!! <BR> Life gotta little bumpy for me for a bit but I'm ready to jump back in the saddle, make some goals and make it work this time!!! <BR> How's everyone doing? <BR> What's new? <BR> What's been going on??? <BR> <BR> TAKE CARE!!! Sat, 28 Jun 2008 17:20:30 EST Morro Bay checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x14994709 Just found this team. Any one else here from Morro Bay? Thought I would jump in and get acquainted. I have lived much of my life between Gilroy, Hollister, Salinas.... Currently in Morro Bay where I first started coming when I was a mere child, now a 62-yr old great-grandfather. My passions are nature photography and physical fitness. Sat, 17 May 2008 11:06:59 EST On the lack of Monterey Gyms... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x14051349 Just a heads up to you guys in Monterey, the summer semester at MPC starts in June! It's very easy and inexpensive to register and enroll; I'd love to see some new buddies in my swim class! I think I'm going to take the physical fitness class that just requires that you go to the gym a certain number of hours per week... A LOT cheaper than a gym membership, and it's a very nice gym! Tue, 15 Apr 2008 13:33:03 EST Hello from Monterey =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x13482728 A little about me - this is about the 50 billionth time I've tried to lose weight and so far Spark has helped a lot. I think what I'm looking for most is a strong support group (local would be nice) to work out with and motivate -and look what I found! A central coast group! Suh-weet! <BR> <BR> Anywhoo...looking forward to chatting with you all. <BR> <BR> Sheresa Fri, 28 Mar 2008 12:03:45 EST Where in the world have I been? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x13389104 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a terrific Easter! I was so bad all weekend I just couldn't face coming back on here yesterday. I haven't weighed to see the damage, and won't until next Monday.. But I'm sure I've set myself back. I think I would have been fine on Easter, except TOM was here, and I caved. I had very little self control Saturday and Sunday, so today I'm climbing back on the horse and trying to re-gain the progress I've lost. <BR> <BR> Hope you all did better t... Tue, 25 Mar 2008 10:55:23 EST Anyone interested in taking a Pole Dancing Class?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x13300449 First of all - it's not local. Secondly, I've heard it's a really great workout and totally improves self-confident/body image. I'm checking around to see if anyone would be wanting to car pool. <BR> <BR> Cat Moves in Studio City. MapQuest says it's 2.5 hours from my house in Santa Maria. <BR> <BR> Next beginner Level 1 class starts 4/13 (Sundays) 7:30p-9:00p for 4 weeks, there are a total of 5 levels. (3-5 are 6 week series) <BR> <BR> Check out the website then let me know if you're int... Fri, 21 Mar 2008 12:41:40 EST www,Hungry y-Girl.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x13299272 Has anyone checked out this website - I LOVE it, I get e-mails daily with great info. Today is "Fat-Burning Foods Guide" <BR> <BR> This is the text version of Hungry Girl. <BR> To see the accompanying visuals and links, go to: <BR> <BR> http://www.hungry-girl.com/fridaypreview<BR>.php?newsletterid=1371 <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Hungry Girl Today: 03.21.08 <BR> <BR> GIRLS BITE OUT <BR> <BR> Fat-Burning Foods Revealed! While there's no such thing as a miracl... Fri, 21 Mar 2008 11:57:47 EST I need a walking buddy any one in SLO? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x13286532 I wanted to find a walking buddy to going walking with me and my wonderful golden retriever after work. <BR> <BR> I live over by the new section of the bob jones trail, from my front door down the trail and back is 3 miles would any one like to meet me at the trail head or in front of prado deli? <BR> <BR> I think with out some one to walk with I will stop. and I really need to lose this weight. <BR> <BR> Any takers? I normally try to go walking at about 5:30 and it normally takes about 4... Thu, 20 Mar 2008 21:49:23 EST I am SOOOO off a day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x13241692 Boy I wish that you could edit your huddle! Having kids home sick from school, really messes up your days! It's WEDNESDAY! Wed, 19 Mar 2008 11:01:36 EST How was your weekend?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x13186152 Good morning gang!! <BR> <BR> Happy St. Patrick's day!! <BR> <BR> How was everyone's weekend? Mine was great! Saturday I had the house to myself for a few hours in the morning, and went for a long walk. Then I took an UNINTERRUPTED shower. Sunday, The Hubs, the kids and I all went to the swap meet and then went to play tennis as a family. We totally suck at tennis but it was fun, and we got ALOT of exercise running after the ball! <BR> <BR> Today is my official weigh in, and I'm proun... Mon, 17 Mar 2008 12:29:07 EST Refreshing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x13094693 I brought a pre-packaged teriyaki chicken salad for lunch today... and it looked so small and mostly lettuce; I was CONVINCED it would never fill me up after a hard swim work out (our coach always makes Thursdays extra hard as we dont have class again till Monday)... <BR> <BR> Lo and behold! I couldn't finish it!! I'm totally stuffed!! <BR> <BR> How different from how I know I used to eat! Thu, 13 Mar 2008 17:25:16 EST This Week's personal goals.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x13022314 Good Morning! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to put my week's goals down in type. My goal is to drink 6 cups of water a day, and to follow my exercise routine every day.. That's Cardio m-f and strength T-TH. I really hate strength training, so that will be a difficult one for me! <BR> <BR> Oh and to stay within my calorie range everyday, EVEN Saturday and Sunday! Tue, 11 Mar 2008 11:02:59 EST well..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12989459 Our numbers have seemed to dwindle. Where is everyone? I've made the decision to put off the Goddess Challenge for lack on involvement. Maybe we can get it going in the near future. <BR> <BR> So I'm just asking everyone to check in.. We'd really like to know how you all are doing! Mon, 10 Mar 2008 10:50:43 EST 2-Month Results!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12914678 Today marks my 2nd monthi-versary here at Spark. I'm happy to report I'm down 20 pounds and 19" as of this morning! <BR> <BR> Thank you spark! <BR> <BR> Fri, 7 Mar 2008 10:18:46 EST Beach City Goddess Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12820680 Good morning Central Coasters! <BR> <BR> I'm re-typing the rules so that everyone will have them for reference. <BR> <BR> The Challenge will run from today through April 15th, so a little over a month. The winner will receive a gift card, and bragging rights to being the crowned Beach City Goddess. <BR> <BR> Here's how it will work: <BR> <BR> Points will be awarded based on certain criteria. I'll draw up a spread sheet showing everyone who wants to participate, along with their points. ... Tue, 4 Mar 2008 10:36:33 EST I'm Stepping Down As Leader for a while... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12782554 Hi Everyone, I've decided to step down as leader of CCBCC... <BR> <BR> There is just too much happening in my life right now, and I feel that I'm not being supportive and available for you. I'm going through lots of changes-like havng to find a new place to live, and my heart just isn't into much right now. I've been thinking about this for a couple of weeks. I'm really gonna miss being leader, but I'll stay on the team as a member, and help out as I can. Maybe when I get resettled in a fe... Mon, 3 Mar 2008 08:10:36 EST Hieeeeeee eeeeeeee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12692906 Hi Everyone! Sorry I was MIA for a couple of days. I've been having problems getting the SP pages to load, then when I tried posting-that wouldn't go through either... <BR> <BR> I'm going through some big changes right now. I'm preparing to move up to the San Francisco Bay Area (about 2 hrs North of here). I have mentioned that there is an issue with my rent being raised, and the housing assistance ppl won't pay the increase. This is unexpected, and a pain in the @ss! I've lived here for 5 ... Thu, 28 Feb 2008 16:46:52 EST Just a quick note! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12651103 Sugar is experiencing some computer problems/issues, and has been unable to post or read messages for 2 days now. She's diligently working on fixing the problem but wanted me to let you all know that she's thinking of you all and supporting everyone even tho she can't come on SP! Wed, 27 Feb 2008 13:13:44 EST Another Beautiful Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12645956 Looks like it's going to be another beautiful day here on the central coast!! I know that most of you have to work, but was just wondering what any of you were going to do to get out and enjoy the sun? I'm going to do my Leslie Sansone video this morning, and then I think I'll take my daughter for a bike ride (I walk while she's on her little bike), and then maybe I'll go out and pull some weeds. I really have a lot of housework to do, so I need to find time for that. Then I'm going to wo... Wed, 27 Feb 2008 10:21:47 EST Ok time to try again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12573647 OK I missed my work out goal by 2 work outs :( so this week I am going to be more reasonable. <BR> <BR> do 1 hour of working out 3 days <BR> do 20 min on eliptical machine 2 days. <BR> <BR> I can do this and when I do I can get the catapillers that I call eyebrows waxed. <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 Feb 2008 21:54:52 EST I have invented a new work out!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12464319 Its called defensive Pilate's! <BR> <BR> All you need is a pilate's work out DVD some floor space and a 1 1/2 year old golden retiever that thinks you are on the floor to play with him! <BR> <BR> Trust me it makes the work out intresting and twice as hard! Wed, 20 Feb 2008 22:59:06 EST Housing ideas/leads? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12459204 Hi people. I'm in a situation with my Apartment where I live, and will probably have to move in the next 60-90 days. Because I am on disability income (SSI) and have an 8 y/o son, I have housing assistance-section eight housing. I've been here for 5 straight years, and I've paid rent regularly, and I have a great relationship with my managers. The problem is new owners that are raising the rent cost beyond what the Section Eight Agency thinks is reasonable for my area. I'm willing to pay the ... Wed, 20 Feb 2008 19:54:46 EST OVERCOMING OBSTACLES... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12401308 Greetings Ladies! Springtime is almost here... <BR> <BR> I've been poking around the site looking for new ideas/topics. This one got my attention. <BR> <BR> I'm wondering what our individual obstacles are, and how they effect us. Weather it's a physical illness/issue, depression/anxiety, difficulty getting to a gym, family members who can eat "anything" and can't empathize with our plight, etc... <BR> <BR> My obstacle is my health condition (scleroderma) and the medications I'm on that ... Tue, 19 Feb 2008 07:34:50 EST OK I am gonna do it this time!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12394437 OK this is it I am sick of being Fat, I am sick of not feeling sexy for my husband, I am sick of not being able to walk in to a store and buy pants of the rack. I sick of being ashamed of how I look, I am sick of being the "big" one in my group of friends, I am sick of being out of breath walking up stairs. I don't want to feel like this any more, I want to feel attractive, I want to feel like my husband still finds me sexy. ( he does but, I don't feel I am). <BR> <BR> I deserve better, my ... Mon, 18 Feb 2008 21:45:24 EST Had a Relapse... Still fighting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12375437 Ok I was better for a couple of days, but now it seems that it's trying to come back! I took it easy for a day or two, and hopefully I'm finished with this for once and for all! <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone for being patient with me.. dunno what's going on with this strange body of mine, LOL. Mon, 18 Feb 2008 11:01:45 EST Taking A Quick Trip! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12346595 Hello friends, I'll be leaving around noon today to take Hunter on an overnight Birthday outing. We're staying at a nice hotel with a swimming pool. This is one of our favorite things to do for Birthdays, Mother's Day, etc... We're having some friends come to swim with us, and tomorrow night we're having a little party with a cake at home. So, I'm gonna be buisy for the next couple of days-having some fun with my now 8 year old son! How time flies!!! <BR> <BR> TTYL, ~Sheri~ <em>107</em> ... Sun, 17 Feb 2008 08:48:00 EST For You - My Friends - On Valentine's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12269876 Good Morning, Make it a Beautiful Day! <BR> <BR> <link>www.americangreetings.com/ecards/vie<BR>w.pd?i=459881211&m=9653&rr=y&source=ag999 </link> Thu, 14 Feb 2008 09:22:34 EST I'm back from the dead! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12243187 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ok I'm not 100%, but I'm 95% and I'll settle for that! I got sick almost a week ago. Last friday I went on Antibiotics, which didn't make me better very quickly, but also gave me such intestinal distress, that I couldn't be more than one room away from the bathroom (TMI, I know) I finished my antibiotics yesterday and am now just starting to feel well enough to sit at the computer LOL. Then on Saturday my dishwasher AND my vacuum broke. I wasn't able to eat much ... Wed, 13 Feb 2008 11:10:17 EST Food Suggestion! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12212960 So I have had a staple in my diet so far that has been a TREMENDOUS help to staying on track. <BR> <BR> Burritos! <BR> <BR> Surprising, right? <BR> I find the lowest calorie/fat/sodium corn tortillas (usually white corn instead of yellow) rather than big flour ones and that way i can have two. <BR> <BR> We make our spanish rice from scratch with brown rice instead of white... so i can eat A LOT of it, and it kind of cleans anything else you shouldn't have had from the system (all you have ... Tue, 12 Feb 2008 13:13:23 EST Spark Goodies??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12100040 Hi. For the past couple of days I've been getting email messages saying that I've recieved a "sparkgoodie" from several of my friends. I got a private message from Tami thanking me for sending her one??? <BR> <BR> I don't know what this is about! When I try my email link to read about my "goodies" I get a block message that reads "can not locate this user" And there's nothing in my SparkMailbox... <BR> <BR> Hhhhmph! Fri, 8 Feb 2008 15:34:20 EST I've got the fever!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12059733 ... and the chills, coughing, body ache... so if you don't see me much in the next few days, don't dispair, I haven't gone anywhere except to bed. When I'm feeling better, I'll be sending out an email to everyone about some ideas that have been brewing around in my mind. <BR> <BR> Curious? Intruiged? On the edge of your seat??? Keep an eye out for the email! Thu, 7 Feb 2008 10:41:08 EST How Will You Celebrate Valentine's Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3259x17382x12053883 Valentine's Day is just one week away. I'm wondering what everyone's doing to acknowledge their loved ones. <BR> <BR> I don't have a significant other in my life right now, but I'm not gonna let that stop me from having some Valentine's fun! I've bought some cute goodie bags for Hunter's school class, and we're gonna make some heart shaped sugar cookies, and put a few other little party favors in for the kids I'll buy a heart shaped box of chocolates & maybe a helium balloon for Jillian & H... Thu, 7 Feb 2008 07:23:14 EST Chit Chat.... Blah blah blah... lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3259x17382x12053602 Hi everyone, What's happening in your world today? <BR> <BR> I've been buisy getting ready for some family get togethers and such. I still have no word on when the funeral for my ex-MIL will happen, maybe this weekend or next. I got myself a cute new black dress, and some shoes etc... Colored my hair, did my nails... all that stuff that we do to get ready to see people that we haven't seen in some time. Gosh, I haven't seen some of these people in 25 years. This should be interesting, and a... Thu, 7 Feb 2008 06:57:36 EST Talk about heart pumping Cardio! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x12034182 Well, today the hubs took my car to work and left me his truck to go get smog checked. So we went to the mechanics and since he said it would take 20-30 minutes, I told him we were going for a walk (yay me!) So off we go! We get about a block away from the shop, and a BIG white PIT BULL, comes running up the street, RIGHT AT US! <BR> <BR> I immediately put myself inbetween my daughter and the dog. Vrrrooom he rushes right past us. So I decide to turn around and go back to the shop.. and ... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 14:09:29 EST Pepe Le Pew's Love Run -Valentine's Game! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3259x17382x11928448 Ahhhh love is in the air! I discovered this silly game long ago, but still enjoy it. Help Pepe reach his true love! :-D <BR> <BR> <link>www.learn4good.com/games/kids/pepe_l<BR>ove_run.htm </link> Sun, 3 Feb 2008 05:48:48 EST I'm Trying A New Approach... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x11928386 Good Morning my California Sister/Friends! Yesterday I did my monthly self evaluation, and I got pretty bummed out at my lack of progress in the weight loss department... <BR> <BR> I've decided to try setting more short term goals instead of biting off a six month chunk of diet perfection. I have adjusted my tracker to reflect the total weight loss I've achieved since the beginning - and I've set my goal at a number that I hope to reach by Easter (in about 6-7 weeks). <BR> <BR> This certa... Sun, 3 Feb 2008 05:39:19 EST CHOCOLATE! A not-so-guilty pleasure. SparkArticle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x11888045 Hey Ladies, With St. Valentine's Day coming up, I thought we would all appreciate this article! <BR> <BR> Enjoy... <em>116</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> Chocolate: A Not-So-Guilty Pleasure, A Love Affair with Good Reason! <BR> <BR> By Rebecca Pratt, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> For years, you’ve tried to break it off. You’re certain this relationship is wrong, even sinful. But try as you might, you just can’t end it—your willpower inevitably crumbles, and you always go back for ... Fri, 1 Feb 2008 16:17:30 EST Super Bowl is this Sunday - Be prepared...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x11881140 with great snack ideas! <BR> <BR> I don't know about you ladies, but there are certain 'holidays' and events that are really tricky to handle throughout the year. For me, Super Bowl Sunday is one of them! Come here to share your great, tasty, and healthy snack ideas for one of the biggest snacking days of the year! <BR> <BR> Green Onion Bombs <BR> <BR> For this tasty snack take any really low fat/ low sodium (if you need) lunchmeat slices and spread a thin layer of low fat or fat free cr... Fri, 1 Feb 2008 12:26:49 EST Silly LOVE Songs... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3259x17382x11878523 In honor of Valentine's Month, let's post some lyrics to our favorite love songs, famous quotes, etc. etc... <BR> <BR> Love Is A Rose: Linda Ronstandt <BR> <BR> Love is a rose, but you better not pick it. <BR> <BR> It only grows when It's on the vine. <BR> <BR> A hand full of thorns, & you know you've missed it. <BR> <BR> Lose your love when you say the word "Mine." <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <em>26</em> <em>51</em> <... Fri, 1 Feb 2008 11:16:41 EST Captain's Log, Star Date - 2/1/08! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x11877014 Hi Everyone, Lately I've been getting messages from my dear friends ~ saying that you miss me! <BR> <BR> Well, I have been a bit depressed lately, but I didn't realize that I have dropped off enough to be missed... <BR> <BR> What's bugging me? 2 recent deaths in my family, My stb 8 y/o son is going through a grumpy/naughty/defiant stage that is wearing me out, and I might have to start looking for a new place to live.... THAT'S A-LOT OF STRESS ON MY PLATE! <BR> <BR> The Mourning period ... Fri, 1 Feb 2008 10:35:54 EST Favorite Resraurants... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x11766624 What are your favorite local restaurants, and what would you order while watching your diet? <BR> <BR> It's not fancy, but I like The Warfside Restaurant on fisherman's Warf in Monterey. I think their clam chowder is the best! For a light meal I would order a prawn cocktail, a small cup of chowder (hold the bread!), and a Virgin Bloody Mary! They used to put those little peppers in their Marys... Oh Yum! :-D Tue, 29 Jan 2008 06:37:56 EST Saturday Check in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x11688209 Hi Everyone! How are you weathering the storms? We're having a break from the rain today, but more coming tomorrow... I heard that there are presently 4000 ppl in Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties with no power. I'm one of the lucky ones! :-D <BR> <BR> I'm feeling better, and getting through my difficulties from last week-Thank Goodnes. The funeral in my family has been put off for a couple of weeks too. So I'm just relaxing and doing some laundry this weekend. <BR> <BR> Everyone stay safe! ... Sat, 26 Jan 2008 12:56:56 EST Murphy's Law! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x11613845 Hi People, Sorry I've been MIA today... <BR> <BR> I have had an absolutely ridiculous day! <BR> <BR> Last Friday there was a death in my family. Well, my Aunt sent me some cash to help me get myself in order to go to the funeral. It was supposed to arrive on Tuesday afternoon via overnight express. Wednesday afternoon came today, and still no package. So I called Fed Ex. It turns out that the driver delivered the pkg to Apartment bldg # 3035, and NOT 3038 (my bldg). So, after walking aroun... Thu, 24 Jan 2008 02:49:35 EST Ohhh Sugar! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x11516385 How are you doing sweetie? Hope you're feeling better! Just sending out <em>247</em> to you! Mon, 21 Jan 2008 10:44:35 EST A Sad Day For Me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x11471258 I'm posting this message on all my teams so y'all know what's going on with me... <BR> <BR> Hi everyone, sorry I'm running late today. <BR> My Mother in-law passed away this morning at 6:30. I divorced her son in 93, but she and I were very close. Not only am I sad that she's gone, but she was my daughter's grandmother. They were very close as well... So I'm feeling a lot of empathy for Jillian too. The Funeral services will be next weekend. I've decided to attend, and I'm sure to see many... Sat, 19 Jan 2008 17:49:13 EST Weekend Plans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x11407576 Hello Friends, Woo-Hoo We're up to six members allready, this is a good start! :-D <BR> <BR> We have a 3 day weekend coming up - ML King Day! I saw on the news that it's supposed to be sunny weather until maybe Monday morning - then some rain in coming. I wish I thought ahead and made some camping plans, but oh well. I'm pretty much a stay-at-home kind of person. I have an autoimmune condition, so I get out and do things on a good day/bad day basis. What I really should do is put my Christm... Thu, 17 Jan 2008 15:04:35 EST A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3259x17382x11395350 This is a fun and creative word game. Let's just throw 5-6 letters together and see what we can come up with ~ pertaining to the whole weight loss/fitness process. Here's and example: <BR> <BR> Random letters: W.L.I.W.I <BR> <BR> One guess might be ~ Weight Loss Is Worth It! <BR> <BR> Or ~ We Learn Insight With Inspiration. <BR> <BR> Okay I'll post 5 random letters. The next person makes an Acronym word play with them ~ Then posts 5-6 new random letters. <BR> <BR> The next person m... Thu, 17 Jan 2008 09:28:46 EST Ooops, I goofed! LOLOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x11338791 Hey, it's not Wednesday today... It's only Tuesday! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a long day for me LOL. I had a Dentist appointment, but I ended up waiting two hrs because of an emergency... I decided to reschedule for next week... <BR> <BR> I'm doing great on my no sweets/sugar challenge. I've had insomnia lately though, this sure messes with my schedule & energy. It's January 15th allready! Can you believe it? I better be getting buisy if I'm gonna be back in the 100s by Feb. 1... Tue, 15 Jan 2008 17:00:23 EST Restaurant Nutrition Index! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x11282119 Good Morning! I've just added a general popular restaurant nutrition index to our team favorites list. Handy! :-D <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=545 </link> Mon, 14 Jan 2008 09:14:33 EST The A-B-Cs of Healthy Bodies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3259x17382x11263601 This is a word game. I'll post one word that starts with "A" The next person posts a word that starts with "B" then "C" and so on to complete the alphabet. When we reach "Z" the next person starts at "A" again! The word needs to be about health & fitness, weather it's a healthy food, exercise, habbit... Got it? <BR> <BR> Okay, I'll Start! <BR> <BR> A - Action! :-D <BR> <BR> Sun, 13 Jan 2008 16:39:35 EST This Forum is for FUN and Random Ramblings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3259x17382x11263335 Hello Friends! This forum is for fun & games, general hobbies & interests, recipes, etc. etc. and so on... <BR> <BR> Let The Games Begin! :-D <BR> <BR> <em>276</em> <em>88</em> <em>221</em> <em>268</em> <em>218</em> <em>107</em> <em>232</em> <em>67</em> Sun, 13 Jan 2008 16:29:31 EST Mind Over Body! An SP Must-Read... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x11262825 This is a SparkPeople Resource Page: <BR> <BR> "Mind over Body, 10 steps to achieve a healthy lifestyle!" <BR> <BR> This is a great article to help us get & stay on track. :-D <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mind_ov<BR>er_body_fat.asp </link> Sun, 13 Jan 2008 16:11:26 EST The New Monday Weigh-in and Weekly Self Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17382x11262140 Woo-Hoo, Our first Challenge has begun! :-D <BR> <BR> This will be a weekly weigh-in and personal choice challenge. We're probably all at different fitness levels on this team, so YOU decide what you want to commit to for a full 7 days-weather it be cutting out sugar, eating 5 servings of fruits & veggies a day, Drinking those 8 glasses of water daily, or upping your work out a notch etc. etc! <BR> <BR> AND.... let's think of ways to reward ourselves weekly if/when we succeed! Success in ... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 15:41:14 EST 50 Question SparkFriend Survey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x11261752 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Here's a way to have some fun, & get to know more about eachother. Surveys are all over the place on other sites, so why not do one here? Just copy this post to a new post, delete my answers, and put in your own. Here goes! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> PHYSICALITY <BR> <BR> 1. What's your first name? Sheri <BR> <BR> 2. Where do you live? Monterey, Ca. USA <BR> <BR> 3. House, apartment, or other? Apt. <BR> <BR> 4. Kids? (2) 1 boy, 1 girl <BR> <BR> 5. Signifigant O... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 15:25:07 EST Fellow Central Coaster here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x11254720 Hi! My name is also Sheri, and I live in Nipomo, between Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo. I'm 37 years old, and married with 3 kids. I've only been here at SP (seriously) for a week now, although I found the site months ago, just did nothing with it. <BR> <BR> About 5 years ago I lost 80 pounds, and felt great but then I got pregnant with my youngest and all hell broke loose. I gained nearly all of it back. I'm trying a different route this time (SP) because I've drafted my husband into... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 10:31:46 EST Greetings! Start Here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17382x11253827 Hi People, I'm Sheri from The Monterey Bay. This has been my home for more than 20 years. I've lived in Monterey Proper, Pacific Grove, Carmel Valley, Seaside, and now I live in Marina. I'm a single mom to two kids-Jillian age 21, and Hunter age 8. I've been here at SP for 7 months now. My progress has been slow, but I'm here for how ever long it takes! I really enjoy this site. I've made some wonderful friends here, and the Health & Fitness tools here are outstanding! <BR> <BR> <em>252</e... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 10:06:22 EST