SparkPeople Redding Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=17840 Redding and surrounding areas! Let's share tips and ideas for fitness, fun and healthy living. Log your fitness minutes to earn spark goodies! SparkPeople Redding Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=17840 Local mud runs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x58949918 Very exciting stuff happening. We have a couple of local upcoming mud runs! <BR> <BR> 9-27 <BR> http://www.nashranchmudmash.com/ <BR> Supports the library. Must be over 12 yrs old. <BR> <BR> 9-13 <BR> <BR> http://shastamudrun.com/ <BR> <BR> <BR> I encourage you to try this! My hubby and I are doing the warrior dash in October....and my kids are begging to do the casa superhero run in November....so I'm sitting these out. But maybe next year. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:31:08 EST redding marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x56056519 <link>www.sweatrc.com/Redding_Marathon/ind<BR>ex.html </link> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 02:43:50 EST How are 2013 goals coming along? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x55222270 Have you taken time to assess/reassess your goals for the year and where you are at with those goals? Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:53:32 EST Upcoming events http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x55222265 Check out the SWEAT web page for registration info regarding the upcoming Whiskeytown Relays on Oct 26th. I wonder if the whole govt mess will affect these races? <BR> Also you can register for the Redding Marathon in January....never too early to commit to a race, right? They had a 5K option as well. Keep an eye out for information on Mercy's Xmas Dash, which is typically done in mid December. And hopefully STRs will do another resolution run on new year's day. Sign up for something! Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:51:57 EST Turkey Trot Time of Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x55222248 <link>www.shastaregional.com/Turkey-Trot.a<BR>spx </link> <BR> Turkey Trot is a must do if you are going to be in town on Thanksgiving <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:47:07 EST Mud Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x54272773 On Oct 5th there will be a Mud Run in Anderson. It benefits a local group. More info to come. Yay! Finally a mud run nearby. So far, I have read, that it will be a 5k obstacle course and is being geared to all levels and for the whole family. Cost is $35 with a shirt and registration opens on the 29th of July....early reg by the end of the month ( I think). I have seen it advertised on facebook.... <link>https://www.facebook.com/PitsPuddles<BR>PiesFamilyFunMudRun </link> <BR> <BR> I'm not... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 02:31:55 EST Good Article On Advanced Maternal Age Fertility http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21648x17840x53941414 <link>www.womenshealthmag.com/health/pregn<BR>ancy-preparation?page=1 </link> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:49:56 EST Summer Running/Racing Opportunities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x53766204 Check out the SWEAT site. <BR> We have Sunset Thru the Trees series coming up and Paseano Days run, and Midnight Madness...the Fourth Of July Race in Mt Shasta. <BR> Sign up for something! Sun, 16 Jun 2013 16:01:15 EST Live Well Redding 4/27-4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x53033313 <link>www.livingwellredding.com/ </link> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:10:24 EST New-ish to Redding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17840x53016574 Hi - I'm brand new to the group and new-ish to the Redding area. We moved here last August with our 3 month old son and I haven't had a chance to get out much as I just recently became a SAHM. I've been trying to take walks around my neighborhood and occasionally I get into Redding to walk the River Trail. <BR> <BR> I'm excited to get to know people in the area with goals of living a healthy lifestyle. I'm also interested in meeting people with small children (mine is 10 months right now)... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:35:47 EST Health Fair http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x52883906 The Y will be at the Redding Civic Center for a Health fair on the 27th and 28th of April.....yes, the same Saturday as the Gnarly Neon. Make time and do both. <BR> There will be demos and health screenings.....I am hoping to do a demo for Drums Alive! that Sunday. Come and check us out! Mon, 8 Apr 2013 15:55:12 EST Moonshine trail races http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x52815800 http://shastatrailruns.com/moonshine-trail<BR>-races/ <BR> <BR> 5K, 10K, or 30K options. Sounds fun! <BR> Whiskeytown Lake <BR> Full Moon <BR> I so want to do this! Wed, 3 Apr 2013 18:20:45 EST Color Run coming to Redding!!! April 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x51714698 <link>gnarlyneon5k.com/color-run-series/ </link> <BR> <BR> This is a must do folks! Teams of five or more get a discount and it isn't a cheap race. But it will give you awesome memories and give towards a good cause. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:59:47 EST Can you run 4mph? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x51458023 <link>shastatrailruns.com/4mph-challenge/ </link> <BR> <BR> This looks like a super fun trail run event. It would be great if other Redding Sparkers caught the racing bug. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 19:28:22 EST Something new for the new year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x51415480 My hubby and friends and I just finished the Redding Resolution Run. We did the 5K. And wow is trail running so different than running on the pavement. I liked it more in some ways, and less in others....just a different experience. It was the first trail run I have ever done. I've hiked, sure, but running over rocks and sticks and through mud and streams, I don't think I've done that since childhood.....it was fun. I felt it was more of a challenge. I did allow myself to walk some of it, vs.... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 14:38:24 EST Resolution Run A trail run! Jan 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x51287946 <link>ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=17<BR>579 </link> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 15:24:16 EST Redding Marathon- mark your calendars! Jan 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x51287933 <link>www.sweatrc.com/Redding_Marathon/ind<BR>ex.html </link> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 15:22:28 EST Looking to 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x51279023 Any resolutions? Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:10:17 EST Polar Splash-N-Dash Jan 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x51021637 <link>healthyshasta.org/news/polar-splash-<BR>n-dash </link> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:42:11 EST Merry Christmas Dash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x51021518 <link>healthyshasta.org/news/2012-mercy-ch<BR>ristmas-dash </link> <BR> <BR> Who's in? I have to teach a class at 10:30 am down the road from where the race is....I think I can do the 5K and make it in time. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:34:39 EST GMO talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x50346988 The Truth about GMOs with Jeffrey Smith <BR> Friday oct 19th. Food and entertainment at 6pm, program at 7pm <BR> At McLaughlin Auditorium at Sequoia Middle School <BR> Suggested donation of $5-$10 <BR> <BR> Just passing it along. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:11:15 EST 2012 Turkey Trot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x50346952 <link>shastaregional.com/turkey-trot/ </link> <BR> Anyone participate? We did it last year and it was fun! <BR> 2 mile fun run walk <BR> 6 mile race <BR> Diestlehorse Dash for the kids. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:07:30 EST Farmhand 5K at Hawes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x50075717 <link>historichawesfarms.com/special-event<BR>s/farmhand5k/ </link> <BR> Farmhand 5K at Hawes! <BR> <BR> Online Registration Form <BR> <BR> Location: Hawes Farms <BR> Event date: Saturday, November 3, 2012 <BR> On-site registration: Gates open at 7:30 a.m. to register. <BR> Check-in time: 8:30 a.m. <BR> 5K Starting Time: 9:00 a.m. <BR> <BR> Historic Hawes Farms has teamed up with Healthy Shasta to have our annual “Farmhand 5K” run at the farm. Our goal is to offer a fun and unique... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:45:32 EST Back to School and Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x49789484 It's that time of year......kids head back to school (some grown-ups, too) and the weather will be cooling down (hopefully) in the next few months. <BR> How do you change your workout routines? Eating habits? <BR> I had to switch up my workouts again, though I typically do every three or so months. Wed, 5 Sep 2012 22:02:51 EST Whole30 program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x49550885 I've come to the realization that my nutrition is in jeopardy, and if I hope to ever shed this weight I need to fix it. Over the past year I've made steps toward "healthier eating", but now I've decided to do a cleanse if you will. It is called the Whole30 Challenge. <link>whole9life.com/category/whole-30/ </link> <BR> Bascially its meat and veggies. HA. But I'm excited to do it. So JOIN ME!!! Misery loves company. Just kidding. But I would love the accountablility. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 21:45:33 EST Howdy to you all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17840x49196112 Greeting and Hello, I am in the Burney area and thought I would join this group as it is the closest to me. Hoping to finally reach my goal and get healthy. Looking forward to encouraging and getting some encouragement from everyone. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 13:17:59 EST Local Running Opportunities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x49094213 Sunset through the trees starts July 31st. at Lake Redding Park. I'll be there will you join me? And mailing in my registration for Moonlight Madness. This was my first 5k last year and my time was 11.23/mi. As it stands right not I'm no where near that HA. Time to get my rear in gear. Sun, 22 Jul 2012 00:56:12 EST Renewing "The Plan" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x48597978 Life and laziness have taken over so I am renewing my weightloss plan/goals. So here goes: <BR> Healthy eating: Limiting the "White stuff", Water Water Water, and Eat Breakfast <BR> <BR> Exercise: Continue with Zumba and Pilates (3 days/week), Schedule (I'm giving myself a 2wk dead line to get this done) 1 hr with trainer to create a strength plan (2 days/week), and Start running again. Begining with last 4 weeks of C25K and on to Bridge to 10 (3 day/week) <BR> <BR> Accountability: Ask frie... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 18:01:44 EST Alternative exercise ideas needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x48279706 So I totally took my foot out of commission. Waiting to see if it's broken. What exercises do you recommend that don't require feet? Cardio and strength. Tue, 29 May 2012 14:34:23 EST Run Like A Mother 5K on Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21648x17840x47013303 <link>www.runlikeamotherrace.com/virtual-r<BR>unlikeamother/ </link> <BR> This doesn't come to every town, but every mom can participate anyway. It sounds like fun. Get out there and run! Sat, 10 Mar 2012 23:34:30 EST Chico - Tuesday night weight loss group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x46794741 Hi, all! I know this isn't Chico, but we don't have a Sparkpeople group down here, so I thought I'd put this in just as an FYI. <BR> <BR> New group: Tuesday Night Weight Loss Group (in Chico) <BR> <BR> Ready to get serious about living a healthier lifestyle? I’m starting up a Tuesday night group where we can get together, providing accountability, support, and motivation. <BR> <BR> Cost: $10 month, which will cover food samples, print outs, demonstrations, etc. (First meeting free,... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:18:13 EST Walk With Ease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x46621381 <link>reddingrecreation.org/REC_fitness_wa<BR>lking.html </link> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:54:39 EST 2/4/12: SHASTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER’S HEALTHFES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x46392157 <BR> Free health screenings will be available Saturday, Feb. 4 at Shasta Regional Medical Center for its 26th <BR> annual HealthFest. During the day-long event, Shasta Regional will be educating on the risk factors for <BR> heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Screenings will include cholesterol, blood pressure, carotid artery, <BR> heart rate and rhythm, and blood sugar levels. The best treatment begins with early detection! Fri, 3 Feb 2012 01:38:12 EST Nor Cal John Frank Memorial 3/3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x46221739 10 mile, 3 mile, 1 mile (for the younger ones) <BR> Sacramento River Trail <BR> I will be doing the 3 mile! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sweatrc.com/NorCal/index.html </link> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 20:00:24 EST Sunset Wildflower Trail Runs 4/21/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x46221707 <link>www.sweatrc.com/sounds/Wildflower_20<BR>12.pdf </link> <BR> In Red Bluff, CA <BR> 50K/50K relay/trail-10K/5K <BR> <BR> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 19:58:37 EST Redding Marathon, Relay and Sundial 5K Jan 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x45852634 I'm placing this as the first sticky....should have had it up for some time as a sticky. Sorry. I had put up a link to the SWEAT running club site and mentioned the Redding Marathon briefly. <BR> <BR> Anyone participating? There is still time for late registration!!!! Get it in now! <BR> <BR> The cost for the 5K with a shirt is $35, without is $25. Cost for the marathon is $85 and comes with the shirt. Cost for the relay is $125 also comes with the shirt. <BR> <BR> Marathon and relay sta... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 00:18:41 EST Happy 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x45740030 Happy New Year to you all! Good luck with your health and fitness goals for the year. Stick to them, even if you don't feel like you are seeing results. If you are tired of starting over then stop quitting. This is your year to do more and make it happen! Sun, 1 Jan 2012 03:42:50 EST Sunset thru the trees and Moonlight Madness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x45740017 <link>www.midniteracing.net/ </link> <BR> There is a link to more information Sunset Thru the Trees( Jul-Sep), and Moonlight Madness (Aug 25, 2012) Sun, 1 Jan 2012 03:39:47 EST Polar Bear Plunge 1-1-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x45733751 <link>reddingrecreation.org/REC_spcevents_<BR>polarbear.html </link> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 17:13:28 EST Team Redding 2012: Introductions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17840x45733723 A new year is upon us. <BR> Who is here? Sat, 31 Dec 2011 17:10:23 EST Resolutions for the coming new year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x45474175 2012 is about three weeks away. <BR> Is anyone making resolutions for the new year for health and fitness? Other resolutions? Do share. Sun, 11 Dec 2011 21:54:29 EST Merry Christmas Dash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x45437846 http://healthyshasta.org/news/mercy-christ<BR>mas-dash Fri, 9 Dec 2011 00:31:45 EST Future Turbo Kick Instructor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x44954409 I will be doing the home study version. I have one year to complete it. I am so excited. Turbo kick is what Turbo Jam is based upon. Higher intensity. Choreography, kickboxing, cardio,.....a ton of fun! I am so excited! <BR> <BR> As a teen I though I could do the whole fitness instructor thing. I am doing it now! Sun, 6 Nov 2011 21:29:08 EST women's fitness and adventure club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x44815459 <link>reddingrecreation.org/REC_spcevents_<BR>womensclub.html </link> Sat, 29 Oct 2011 02:52:57 EST Turkey Trot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21608x17840x44696851 <link>shastaregional.com/turkey-trot/ </link> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:13:04 EST What is it you want out of all this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x44696823 What is it that you want out of what Spark has to offer? <BR> <BR> I wanted to be able to track my fitness minutes, motivate, and be motivated to keep up my goal of making fitness a habit. I love the phrase "How bad do you want it?" From Turbo Kick, one of my workouts. I believe that really is what it comes down to. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:10:56 EST What is Your Favorite Activity? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x44689673 I have recently discovered Turbo Kick at my gym. I love it! I don't know why I had never tried it out before. I think it might be my new favorite workout. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 00:20:32 EST This is cool (link provided) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x44680597 <link>gma.yahoo.com/video/health-26594251/<BR>trainer-makes-himself-fat-gains-70-pou<BR>nds-27014330.html </link> <BR> <BR> Now this guy seems dedicated to his clients. He'll be able to tell them that he does know what it is like to be overweight and lose it through good old fashioned eating right and exercise. I think that is just cool. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:30:01 EST What makes you feel like a success? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x44674735 Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. <BR> Robert Collier <BR> <BR> I hit the 100 lb total loss mark the other day. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 02:06:14 EST Turkey Trot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x44498810 Anyone participate? What is it like? My husband and I plan to load up our small ones in the jogger and do the two mile fun run walk. What could I expect in terms of crowds? Where to people park? That sort of thing. Thanks. Sun, 9 Oct 2011 02:06:50 EST A Weekend of Active Fun!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x44356318 https://www.facebook.com/extremehealthweek<BR>end <BR> http://healthyshasta.org/news/save-the-d<BR>ate-for-walk-this-way-at-turtle-bay#.T<BR>oVX-WMpYVE.facebook <BR> <BR> Those are two links you should check out. Of course, I'm sure most of you (if anyone checks this group out) know about all the fun active events planned for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Walk This Way at Turtle Bay and Extreme Health Weekend, stuff going on at Caldwell park (must register). There will be an attempt to break a Zumba ... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 16:17:59 EST River Trail http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x43923514 My family and I walk/jogged from the Rock Creek Trail Head to the Keswick Dam Trail head this morning. Took us just under 2 hrs to do the complete 5.4 miles. All uphill and downhill. The jogging stroller holding a toddler and preschooler, probably about an extra 70 lbs combined weight, made it more challenging. I decided I'd rather push that extra 70 lbs up hill than attempt to hold it back going downhill and I don't want my babies speeding off the edge, no gaurd rails....made me kinda nervou... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 21:21:07 EST Gyms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x42314409 Where do you go? Why do you love it? <BR> <BR> I go to the Y. I've been a member since I was around 16 or 17. I've been a member for a while now. LOL I have enjoyed seeing all the changes they have made over the years. I love their group exercise classes and all the programs for the kids. My kids love it. We love the people there and all the good works they do for the community. Also if you volunteer there it is a free membership. Score! I can't imagine going to a different gym, even if it ... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 15:24:20 EST Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5192x17840x42242012 Every week post your amount (time) of exercise and any weight loss. Lets see how many combined hours we can put in and how many combined pounds we can loose. All participants will get a team goody and the person who looses the most weight and the person who puts in the most time will get a $20 gift card to celebrate their achievements. Everyone must weigh in by Saturday night to be considered each week. Good luck to all! <BR> <BR> For your first post please give your starting weight. <BR... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 02:22:42 EST March Madness Snacks that Satisfy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5192x17840x40307147 Our March food theme is Snacks. These can be small things you take to work each day or big party dishes. So anything from granola bars to guacamole. Let us know what you like and you will not only be giving us ideas but you will also earn a goodie. Thu, 3 Mar 2011 11:36:59 EST February's Flavorful New Favorites - Desserts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5192x17840x39594324 <em>129</em> <em>212</em> <em>129</em> <em>212</em> <em>129</em> <em>212</em> <em>129</em> <em>212</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> The category for this month is DESSERTS. Since it is the month where so many chocolates are given out I thought this would be a fitting choice. <BR> <BR> The goal here is for you to post a new recipe that you have discovered or created and share it with others. I encourage you all to make the recipes that people post so that we can all vote on the most f... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 23:35:25 EST Hangman Hoopla http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5192x17840x39594055 Okay here are the rules: <BR> 1. Each person may guess one letter each day. <BR> 2. When you think you know the answer simply post it. <BR> 3. First person to post the correct answer wins a spark goodie. <BR> <BR> Letters used so far: <BR> <BR> ?????? <em>26</em> ?? <em>26</em> ???? <em>26</em> ????. <em>26</em> ???? <em>26</em> ??? <em>26</em> ????? <em>26</em> ??? <em>26</em> ??? <em>26</em> ???? <em>26</em> ??????? <em>26</em> ?????. <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Mon, 31 Jan 2011 23:21:05 EST New Team Challenges starting in February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5192x17840x39540941 I thought that we should all be rewarded for the hard work we out in trying to get or stay in shape. Therefore I've taken your suggestions and added a few of my own that we can start in February. <BR> <BR> 1. I will be awarding the top 5 sparkers goodies for their commitment to getting/staying healthy. To determine who the top 5 are I will check the team's leader boards for spark points. All you have to do is keep on gaining points. <BR> <BR> 2. I thought it would be fun to add a game to... Sat, 29 Jan 2011 20:23:17 EST WHAT DID YOU DO RIGHT TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x39311943 I have found to be more successful when I discuss the things I did right, and when I read what others are doing right. It keeps that positive momentum ball rolling in my mind. <BR> <BR> So I'll start: today, I have already drank two servings of water and eaten fruit for breakfast. I am on my way into the kitchen to pack my lunch for work so I can stay on my calorie plan rather than spontaneously eat. <BR> <BR> Now you: what did YOU do right today? Thu, 20 Jan 2011 11:32:00 EST Suggestions for a team challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5192x17840x39239142 Okay, I'm sure we are all recovered enough from the holidays to kick off a new challenge. This can help us jump-start our weight loss and fitness goals. I want to know what might be a fun, interesting, or motivating challenge for you. Please let me know so we can start a new challenge in February. Remember that it doesn't have to be just weight loss. This challenge can focus on time spent exercising, trying new types of exercises, doing group or family activities to get people active, an... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:28:52 EST Meet and Greet for 2011 - Tell us about yourself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17840x38857821 A new year with new goals. Let's re-introduce ourselves so we can make new connections and discover old friends. Mon, 3 Jan 2011 21:57:57 EST Quote of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x38827590 If you have an inspirational or interesting quote that you want to share please do! Let's help tp keep each other motivated and positive. <BR> <BR> Laugh when you can, <BR> apologize when you should, <BR> and let go of what you can't change. <BR> Life's too short to be anything... but happy. <BR> - Anonymous Sun, 2 Jan 2011 23:11:26 EST Getting Active in 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x38820341 A new year has begun and our slates have been wiped clean. We are able to start fresh with new goals and determination. I think one of the best ways to stay committed to get together with others who have the same goals and who enjoy similar activities. I would love to coordinate teem walks this year where we can get out on some of our great local trails, enjoy good company, and help each other to reach our healthy living goals. Does anyone have any other ideas or certain trails that you w... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 19:17:37 EST Here's to a new year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17840x38740519 Well a new year is almost here. I'm excited about the changes that I will be making in 2011. I hope that everyone is having a great holiday and is psyched about what can happen in the coming year. I say we do our best, push ourselves to the limit, and strive to do better than we have before. How about you?? <em>250</em> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:18:29 EST Introduce yourself.. ..newcomer or pro Sparker! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x37181778 Hi, I am Mary and am a fairly recent East Coast transplant. I have been sparking since last November and really like the many benefits. My husband and I have bought a business and really want to meet some people in the area. I work with him and our wonderful staff...to make fitness easy and accessible to our community. My children are in Manhattan, Wilmington, NC, where we moved from, and Puerto Rico. They are surfers and love the outdoors as much as we do. I can't wait for them to visi... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 23:34:59 EST Let's hear it for a group challenge! Details here: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x37181663 Anyone want to do a monthly challenge for the Redding team? Here one idea: you get a total of 20 points daily for five categories...perhaps, tracking food, fitness minutes, water consumed, meeting a personally set goal, eating 5 servings of fruits & veggies. We would post daily and then send goodies as rewards for consistency and totals for the month. What do you say? Do you like this idea or maybe have some other options? Post your ideas here and then I will spark mail those of you wan... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 23:26:23 EST How do you stay fit and active? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x37181519 Let's start a discussion to see who does what to stay fit and enjoy the great outdoors or indoors in Redding. Maybe we can share walking trails, great workout programs, or exercise DVD's you are enjoying. Thu, 7 Oct 2010 23:16:53 EST Please support a local Mom! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17840x35328971 Hi friends. I am Rachel and I am a SAHM to three little boys ages 4 and under. My husband, boys, and I live 20 minutes south of Redding. <BR> <BR> I love to exercise... but have always been a "strong overweight athlete" and I am on my journey to get to a healthy weight. <BR> <BR> I love recording my fitness and food log on this site... but sometimes I Feel like I need more motivation to help me with my fitness goals. I found a group (FREE) on twitter that is a group of women/mom's who hel... Sat, 10 Jul 2010 23:46:39 EST A New Year, new to SP & a new me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17840x30647030 My name is Margie and I am ready to start losing weight once again. I am looking for positive support & encouragement to help me stay on track. Happy New Year & continued success to everyone in 2010. Fri, 1 Jan 2010 02:41:33 EST greenmachine58 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x29001942 hi guys I would like to say first off if I am the example that you are following for water and exercise we need help lol. I do the things I put down on my page but I really believe there are better examples out there in this area. I am not doing so good on what I eat and I am sure that I could do alot better at some of the more important goals our team have so come on folks give me a run for my money I know for a fact there are better more active and more go get'em out there so get up and get... Sun, 11 Oct 2009 14:45:39 EST Exercising in this heat!?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x27605773 Man oh man, I just moved to Redding in June, and I have never been more LAZY! It is too hot to exercise! I don't know how all of you guys (and gals) do it! <BR> <BR> I signed up for a fitness class at Shasta and I hope the weather won't keep me down. On the plus side, I've been swimming a lot, but I'd like to be able to go for a run in the morning and not worry about heat stroke! <BR> <BR> What do you guys do to beat the heat? <BR> Mon, 10 Aug 2009 12:40:24 EST Moving to Redding in a few weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17840x25665086 Hello, I am gong to be moving to Redding in a few weeks. My boyfriend got transferred there, and we have NO idea what to expect. My friend lived there for a few years and all she told me was to prepare for the heat! <BR> Any advice? Where are nice areas to hike/shop/live?? Thanks for any advice! <BR> Jessica Tue, 19 May 2009 16:54:23 EST gym :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x23378186 Hey, is anyone else a member of Extreme Fitness? The mall gym-if you are hit me up, I'm looking for workout buddies, I'm down to workout anytime I am not at work :) Thanks <BR> misscaseya_85@yahoo.com or andreacaseyn@hotmail.com Sun, 1 Mar 2009 19:09:58 EST Let's Get Moving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x22424452 Being originally from the Bay Area, I am not used to how cold it gets up here. With the cold and the darkness, I haven't had a good walk in a long time. I find I am far more successful when I exersize. <BR> <BR> So, what is your favorite exersize? Fri, 30 Jan 2009 15:52:03 EST Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x19148506 Have some fun by posting some quotes that you love. Quotes that are geared toward weightloss or just everyday life and strife! Tue, 7 Oct 2008 21:45:39 EST Place for an indoor wedding? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x18053031 My sister is getting married in December. We just found out this week. Anyone know of a good place to get married indoors. She is on a tight budget so it would be nice if the price range is under $500. <BR> <BR> Churches are ok too! <BR> <BR> Thanks Thu, 28 Aug 2008 23:45:06 EST This Weeks Spark Wheel Pts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x16473571 <em>208</em> Okay, If you can remember what you got on Sunday it will still count you can use it as one of you poker hand cards...Let's get it started!! <BR> <em>292</em> <BR> Also if you can help it try to just edit the same place you left your fist comment so we keep the topic space free. <BR> <em>30</em> Thank you! <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Jul 2008 12:44:10 EST Your Poker hand http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x16473356 <em>227</em> PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS BLOG!! <BR> THIS IS JUST TO HELP WITH THE SPARK WHEEL POKER HAND. <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi, I know we have been kinda of absent lately...however I wanted to try and see what you would all think about if we played poker with your daily Spark wheel points!! It's lots of fun I played it in another group. This is how it's played: <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS BLOG!! <BR> THIS IS JUST TO HELP WITH THE SPARK WHEEL POKER HAND. ... Mon, 7 Jul 2008 12:37:59 EST northern CA newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17840x16291205 Hi! I'm so glad there are other norcals out there. I'm a 38 year old wife and mother of 2 kids and 12 assorted animals. I have to lose 50 pounds and I started SP on june 26, 2008. Mon, 30 Jun 2008 16:46:51 EST What did you get on the spark wheel? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x15807591 Well to start this off...I got a 25 today~! Its a miracle. Go get those points. Because when your getting your points that means your being active here on the site. We need each other to be over comers. WE can do this~!!! Sat, 14 Jun 2008 13:53:04 EST Its June 08 and are you New to the Redding team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17840x15724367 Hi, I started this team about a month ago and haven't seen many active people on this team yet. It would be nice to meet up with others in the area to share ideas, walk, have an accountability partners. Maybe to also to share recipes or whatever. Lets chat~ Hope to meet you soon~! <BR> Blessings, Donna Wed, 11 Jun 2008 17:05:31 EST Where is everyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x14881573 What's new with everyone? I haven't seen any new posts in a while and I havent seen many opportunities to get together and walk with other sparkers :) Lets all get together soon. I'm anxious to meet new faces and log some walking days. Tue, 13 May 2008 10:55:43 EST T-shirts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x14632332 I was thinking we should all buy spark people shirts so that when we meet up someplace for walking we can easily recognize each other. Especially since some of us have never met each other. What do you think? It's also a great way to spread the word about this awesome sight that has done wonders for a lot of us. Sun, 4 May 2008 13:37:58 EST May Days :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x14542543 It's May first a perfect day to start new! So many of you had great success in April with walking!!! I would love to keep it going. Who wants to walk and when???? Thu, 1 May 2008 11:14:34 EST How much have you lost? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x14149473 I am trying to stir thing a little to get the moral going...anyone have good news on the weight loss? or maybe a funny story about the process of losing? <BR> <BR> My Funny story is the things you'll go through to lose it! I was in the Zone at the gym running on the treadmill, When they (day care) Called my name. I hears it then ( for some reason) just stopped runny and was thrown back against the wall...a lil' dazed i went to the day care to see what it was and it was a false alarm...Man ... Fri, 18 Apr 2008 14:40:50 EST A new Café Let's talk... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x14149277 Hi everyone!!! <BR> I am trying to get us all on the same page again!! <BR> It seems we have all kind of lost touch and I wanted to kick it back in gear! I miss everyone! I know several of you miss each other...Lets all pop in and check in so we all keep in touch! Even if you can't walk...let chat like friends do...okay? I really hope to hear from all of you!!! Fri, 18 Apr 2008 14:33:08 EST April's "Let's Walk " http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x13605221 Alright! <BR> Lets set a challenge for this month. Lets see who can get in the most walk days in this month!?How's that for a challenge?We are all struggling...so lets motivate our hinnies out the door!Walk ladies let's do it!!!I'm pumped!! <em>244</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2008 16:16:05 EST Walking the McConnel Trail http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x13549102 So does this group made for walkin ever walk the McConnl trail? I love those trails. Maybe we could alternate where we walk every two weeks so we dont lose the drive. I havent even started walking with you guys and I'm already puttin my two cents in lol. I'll be back Thursday, hope to meet some of you soon. :) Mon, 31 Mar 2008 02:30:31 EST Let's Walk in March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x12745645 Starting a new month! I figured out how to fix a lil' issue Sarah and I had with the Topics getting to full. <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> So! Everyone that is wanting to walk our revised Walking schedule. Some of it's the same and the rest we just added. <BR> <BR> Mon-Wed-Fri-11 AM <BR> Sun-Tues-Thurs-4 PM <BR> Is that cool for everyone? <BR> Leave us any request and if anyone needs a ride to a walk this is a good thing to post in here!okay Happy March everyone! <BR> <em>67</em> <em>20</em... Sat, 1 Mar 2008 15:30:27 EST Let's Tally our groups weight loss! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x11669212 Wouldn't it be fun to see how much we are lossing as a group? I think it would, then in like a month or 6 months we can look and see a big number and say like, WOW Way to go team!! What do you think? Any takers on that idea? Let me know! <BR> <BR> Since Jan 1st I have lost= 8 lbs! <BR> Feb 1st another 2 lbs for a total of 10 lbs.! Fri, 25 Jan 2008 17:23:04 EST Weekly Weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x11585622 I was thinking that it would be a good idea to have a weekly weigh-in so we can encourage each other!What do ya think about Tuesday weigh-ins? Let Me know what you all think! <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Wed, 23 Jan 2008 09:58:05 EST Lets WALK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x11559854 Perhaps we can commit to at least twice a week maybe 3x's ? getting together and *walking at one of the river trails (or open to other suggestions). <BR> <BR> I'm available most week days before noon... but can be flexible to make it work for others. (most important for me is a regular routine so I can plan other activities around it) <BR> <BR> <BR> *edited to add.. or bicycles? I'm open to ideas! Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:29:43 EST Local Chat-it-up Café' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x17840x11534110 HI! I just thought I would open this one up just so we could have a place to catch up and see what each other plan on doing each day or what ever! Chat with ya soon! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2008 19:27:38 EST Let's introduce ourselves! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x17840x11523335 Hi! <BR> I'm new to this NEW group...and I hope to meet a lot of you here from Redding! Maybe we could all form a nice walking group! Or,create a walking check-in topic!just bouncing some ideas off you. Chat with you all soon! <BR> <em>186</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2008 13:31:39 EST