SparkPeople East Bay Area Sparkies Team Messageboard You live in the East Bay? Here you can find local support, events, and share what you know to your neighbors. We will also be planing local events such as hikes and farmers market excursions. SparkPeople East Bay Area Sparkies Team Messageboard Make 2015 a good year! Let's re-activate! Do something positive for your body or your mind today! <BR> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:32:58 EST Lake Merritt Walking Buddy Hi, <BR> I'm in my mid thirties, and I work from home. I have a pretty flexible schedule and would love to find someone who would enjoy walking around Lake Merritt in the mornings or late afternoon/early evenings. I live very close to the lake. It seems like the walk always goes faster with a good friend and some good conversation. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to lose about 50 lbs and walking everyday is one of my goals! Would love to meet some like minded people in the area! <BR> <BR> Thanks Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:02:39 EST March: National Nutrition Month If it's March, it must be National Nutrition Month! <BR> <BR> The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has a great website with links to lots of resources. <BR> <BR> Join me in celebrating Eating Right. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 5 Mar 2013 12:24:03 EST Hello there! I am "reconnecting" with SparkPeople with a renewed committment to my health and losing weight. I am a happliy married mother of two boys, 17 and 14. I am in the Coast Guard and only have to lose about 8 pounds to be in compliance, however I want to lose 40-45 pounds to be where I want to be. I have plenty of workout/exercise material, including a treadclimber & bowflex in my house, plus I just got Hoopnotica for my birthday and have also been using Dance Central on XBox as a tool. They have ... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 06:01:44 EST Ring Out 2012 With A Hike? Hi: Several members have expressed interest in a group hike. Would you like to do a Saturday or Sunday hike in December? <BR> <BR> Since I don't know where everyone lives or your fitness level, where would you like to hike? A bayside trail? The Iron Horse Trail? A regional park? <BR> <BR> Let me know. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Sun, 25 Nov 2012 10:34:50 EST Main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the Team Please post your thoughts re: the direction of the Team here. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 20:47:09 EST New to Spark People and East Bay Sparkies- Dublin Hello! <BR> <BR> My name is Danielle and I'm new to Spark People, but not dieting ;-) I feel that I'm really going to be able to lose weight this time using the trackers and now being part of a community of other people trying to lose weight. I'm 27 and married to my childhood crush. We have one dog (who is starting to go on a lot more walks) and are trying to have children. My long term is to lose 80 pounds and just to feel healthier. So hello to all my East Bay Sparkies ... can't wait to s... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 22:28:12 EST Lake Merritt Joggers & Striders Club Hi Sparkies: I just discovered that Oakland is home to the oldest running club in the East Bay. The Lake Merritt Joggers & Striders Club has organized activities like the Fourth Sunday Races (each month), fun runs, and training classes. Check out their website at: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:07:12 EST 5th Annual East Bay Hills Ridge Trail Hike & Ride Hi Everyone: This sounds like a fun event. You can do a day hike/ride or participate in all 5 days. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <link><BR>1274116/east-bay-hills-outdoor-benefit<BR>-event-coming-up </link> <BR> <BR> OAKLAND -- Picture a multiday outdoor experience, hiking nine to 13 miles or riding 14 to 18 miles a day, through parklands, watersheds and land trusts from Hayward to Martinez, over varied terrain and with stunning views. <B... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 16:20:17 EST FitExpo San Jose 7/14-15 Hi: Thought I'd pass on this announcement about the FitExpo in San Jose on July 14th & 15th. <BR> <BR> <BR> FitExpo Comes To Bay Area <BR> <BR> This ultimate weekend of fitness offers competitions, free cutting edge classes and the hottest new health and fitness products. California's largest and best known fitness event, TheFitExpo San Jose, presented by and sponsored by Subway Restaurants, will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, at San Jose's McEnery Conven... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 23:17:34 EST Trails Challenge Is anyone doing this this summer?? Mon, 7 May 2012 15:00:23 EST Hi There Hi there. I'm a mother of 5 crazy Monkey boys here in Pleasanton. I'm currently a home mom as I get things situated with my kids and their schools so until then I'm running around like a chick with my head cut off from appointment to appointment. Mon, 7 May 2012 14:51:02 EST May is National Bike Month Hi Team: May is National Bike Month. Check out the League of American Bicylclists website for more details <BR> <BR> <link><BR>h/ </link> <BR> <BR> Also, visit the Bike to Work Day San Francisco Bay Facebook page at <BR> <BR> <link> </link> </link> <BR> <BR> National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. Whether you bike to work or school; to save ... Sun, 6 May 2012 15:09:23 EST Family Fitness Day, Foster City, 5/20/12 Family Health & Fitness Day <BR> Sunday, May 20 1:00p to 4:00p <BR> at Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City, CA <BR> <BR> <BR> The PJCC, Kaiser Permanente and Foster City Parks and Recreation present the 4th annual Family Health & Fitness Day <BR> <BR> Learn about health, fitness and safety at this FREE fun-filled afternoon! <BR> <BR> *Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program's All Star Mascot Show <BR> *Fresh local produce at the Farmers’ Market <BR> *Foster City Poli... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:06:48 EST See Jane Run 1/2 Marathon, 5K and Fun Run, Alameda Hi All: Here's an upcoming race event and fun run. <BR> <BR> See Jane Run Women's Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Race <BR> Location: Alameda CA <BR> Start Area: Crown Memorial Beach <BR> Distance: 13.1 miles/5K/1 Mile Kids Run <BR> Race Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012, 8:00 a.m. <BR> <BR> New for 2012, See Jane Run is partnering with the Breast Cancer Fund to help stop breast cancer before it starts. Run for breast cancer prevention and Jane will refund your registration fee! <BR> <BR> <link>ww... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 12:44:43 EST Hi there! new to Pleasant Hill! I moved to Lake Merritt about a year ago with my daughter and recently moved to Pleasant Hill with my fiance! Wohooo. I work in Mt View as an Environmental Scientist and am currently a PhD student in San Francisco. Looking to make some new active friends (I'm feeling like quite a loner since I left all my friends in So Cal). <BR> <BR> Hi! Tue, 20 Mar 2012 17:54:45 EST Boot Camps Boot Camps: Has anybody tried any??? Has anybody had any success with a boot camp?? Sat, 10 Mar 2012 01:13:16 EST Hello! Hello!! Hello East Bay! <BR> <BR> My name is Sara, and my goal is to lose 20 pounds. I just joined a local boot camp and now I am investing my time on spark once again. I am looking for a few good buddies to keep me accountable online. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you want me to be your buddy too! <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Thu, 8 Mar 2012 01:29:08 EST I'm New Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm new to sparkpeople, this team, and California. I am truly hoping that I can meet some people who will keep me motivated. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:03:37 EST EBRPD Activity Guide for March-April 2012 Hi! The East Bay Regional Parks Department "Regional in Nature" newsletter for March-April 2012 has been posted. Lots of hikes and fun activities.... check it out. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 19 Feb 2012 12:03:41 EST Health & Fitness Expo, Oakland Running Festival Hi: The Oakland Running Festival will be held on March 25. Even if you're not a runner, they will be having a Health & Fitness expo. Details below <BR> <BR> "The Health and Fitness Expo is open to the public and FREE of charge. The Expo is the Oakland Running Festival homebase and packet pick up. You don’t have to be participating in the event to browse all the great wares that will be on display. You will find great prices on shoes, apparel, active gear and health care products – items yo... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:27:43 EST Upcoming Events HI All: Here are a few upcoming races that you might be interested in.... <BR> <BR> 2/18 Bay Breeze 5K, 10K and 1/2 Marathon. San Leandro Marina. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> 3/24-25 Oakland Running Festival: 5K, Team Relay, 10K, 1/2 Marathon, Full Marathon <BR> <BR> <link><BR>m </link> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 00:00:44 EST Trails Challenge 2012 Hi: Registration is now open for the East Bay Regional Parks Trails Challenge 2012. <BR> <BR> To register, visit the EBRPD Foundation website (link below) and create an account. You need to complete 26.2 miles of trail walking in the EBRPD system by December. You choose the routes and comfort level. <BR> <BR> There is no fee to join the Challenge. EBPRD will give you a free tee shirt (if you're a resident, $5 if you're a non-resident) and a pin when you complete the program. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 13:38:44 EST New to Team Hi, I just joined the other day and wanted to introduce myself. :) My name is Liz and I'm from the Oakley/Brentwood area in the east bay. It doesn't look like there's a lot of activity here, but it's nice to know there are people locally going through the same weight loss journey. Hope to have the opportunity to meet you all. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 00:13:14 EST Local Spark Hike 1/22 Hi East Bay Sparkies: The Hayward Sparkers are organizing a local hike (details below). If you'd like to join us, let me know or post a reply to this thread. <BR> <BR> <BR> Hayward Sparkers Team Hike <BR> Sunday, January 22, 2012 <BR> Bay Ridge Trail (Castro Valley) <BR> Trail head located at Boulder Canyon Rd. & Five Canyons Pkwy. <BR> 9:30 am <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:21:59 EST Hayward Santa Paws Parade, Dec. 3 Hi: The Santa Paws Parade & Benefit for the Hayward Animal Shelter will be held on Saturday, December 3. The parade begins in Downtown Hayward at Foothill & B St. @ 10 am. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e_the_Date2011.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>naPawsEntryForm2011.pdf </link> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 22:34:41 EST Interested in Leadership? Hey everyone. Sorry I have been MIA. Lots of stuff going on in life, and I haven't been able to get to Spark as much as I would like. <BR> Please let me know if you are interested in taking over this team. <BR> This is a low maintenance team, however there were many people interested in the monthly hikes- so I would say the biggest task would be to continue some sort of monthly get together. <BR> Respond here or send me a message and we can chat more! Sun, 23 Oct 2011 11:42:29 EST Almond festival Hi, <BR> <BR> Anyone going to the Almond Festival this weekend in Oakley? It's Fri-Sunday. Fri, 9 Sep 2011 21:56:56 EST Grape Stomp 5K-10K, Livermore 10/23/11 Hi: I just registered for the Livermore Grape Stomp 5K on October 23, 2011 @ Robertson Park. Check it out <BR> <BR> <link><BR>Grape%20Stomp/Grape%20Stomp.html </link> Mon, 5 Sep 2011 00:05:41 EST Art, Wine & Jazz Festival Has anyone gone, or plan on going to the Art, Wine & Jazz Festival this weekend at the Streets of Brentwood? Sun, 28 Aug 2011 12:59:38 EST Livermore Grape Stomp! 5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon!!! Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm signing up for this 5K in October 23rd, 2011. It's in Livermore, CA. It'd be really great to get a SPARKPEOPLE team out there running together!! It's enough time in advance to train too! <BR> <BR> $25.00 registration <BR> Tee Shirt and Medal no matter what you place. <BR> Let me know if anyone is interested! <BR> Here is a link to more information! <BR> <BR><BR>ts/Grape%20Stomp/Grape%20Stomp.html <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> I'll s... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 19:06:24 EST Livermore Farmer's Market- Sundays Every Sunday there is a Farmers Market from 9-1 year around in downtown Livermore on 2nd Street. I just went for the first time today, and I was pretty impressed with the amount of good fruits and veggies they had. I also got some almonds from a vendor who also made "Guacamole Almonds" ... I tried them and they were so good! <BR> <BR> Definately try to make it out at least once. I live in Livermore, so I think this is where I'm going to get my weekly supply of veggies and fruit from now on.... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 16:14:50 EST JULY HIKE So sorry I was unable to plan a hike for May or June. <BR> So, I want to start early to plan for July. <BR> <BR> Please vote on a weekend day that works best for you, and we will finalize it before July 1st. <BR> (Then we will choose a hike- probably in Berkeley or Oakland). <BR> <BR> July 16th (Sat) <BR> July 17th (Sun) <BR> <BR> OR <BR> July 30 (Sat) <BR> July 31 (Sun) Sat, 18 Jun 2011 01:48:56 EST 2011 Run to the Lake 5K-10K-Kids Dash Hi All: The 2011 Run to the Lake will be held on Sunday, July 10 at 8 am in Castro Valley. <BR> <BR> For details, visit the website <link><BR>.html </link> Fri, 20 May 2011 14:48:47 EST Looking for Walking partner Hey, I am looking for walking partners in the San Lorenzo-Fremont area. There are many good walks and hikes around. In Fremont there is Lake Chabot, and the trail along the bay, and up to CSU East Bay from mission. There is a trail that goes along the bay over hwy 84, coyote hills. There are also some good walks Lake Elizabeth, Alameda Creek Trail, the quaries, and along the coast ... <BR> <BR> I am not in the best of shape so don't expect too much, but I do have the drive and future potenti... Tue, 10 May 2011 11:38:21 EST May Hike Hello all. <BR> <BR> I was thinking about a May hike on May 21 or 22 (a Saturday or Sunday). <BR> <BR> This time I am looking at something in the hills (berkeley, hayward, or oakland). <BR> Give me a vote on the date you prefer and the area you prefer and we will make it happen! Sun, 8 May 2011 22:01:30 EST East Bay Meetup/Hike (2 polls) Ok, I am going to put a poll out- if we were to do a hike this month (weather permitting!), what day would be best for you? <BR> <BR> Saturday April 16 <BR> Sunday April 17 <BR> Sunday April 24 <BR> Saturday April 30 <BR> Sunday May 1 <BR> <BR> What trail would you like to do first? <BR> (A) Garin: Easy, 1.5 mi <BR> <BR> (B) Sobrante Ridge: Easy, 2.6 miles <BR> <BR> (C) Bushy Peak: Easy, 2.46 miles <BR> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 19:49:07 EST Trail Challenge 2011 East Bay Regional Parks trail challenge 2011- info is now up. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>=East+Bay+Regional+Park+District+Newsl<BR>etter&utm_campaign=430b4398a4-Pub_enew<BR>s_2011_Feb&utm_medium=email </link> <BR> <BR> Anyone participating? Sun, 27 Feb 2011 00:12:54 EST walking any walking group in Alameda? Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:01:48 EST Top Fitness and Spark Points Competition (Monthly) A new year, a new challenge. <BR> <BR> Can you be the one who gets the most fitness or spark points in our team? <BR> <BR> Good luck! Winners will get a spark goodie and be posted here in this thread! Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:05:53 EST See Jane Run, Alameda, June 5th Just signed up for my first local 5K in Alameda. <BR> See Jane Run on June 5th. <BR> Anyone else here participating? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lf-Marathon-and-5K.aspx </link> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:02:31 EST New leader! Hello all, my name is Tara, and I would love to see this team get active again. <BR> <BR> What are your ideas for what you would like to see in your local team? Sat, 5 Feb 2011 13:14:16 EST Antioch,CA SPARKS Hey Guys! If Anyone Is Interested In Being My Walking/Fitness Buddy Please Let Me Know. I Live In Antioch,CA Behind Deer Valley High School. <BR> <BR> email me at or message me on here. <BR> <BR> Danyell Menifee Mon, 31 Jan 2011 12:42:54 EST I'm looking for a 24hr fitness workout buddy Hello,I'm shirlette from berkeley and I'm looking for other lady to workout with. I just started my <BR> all access)membership at 24hr fitness last Friday. so if you are in eastbay,have a membership or willing to get one and looking for a gym buddy hit me up. god bless :) Mon, 13 Dec 2010 20:37:03 EST New to Berkeley Hey everyone just moved up here from LA last month for school as a re-entry transfer student. I've been on SP for a while now, I'm looking for people who would like to get together for walks or outdoor activities. I live pretty close to the Berkeley/Oakland area... <BR> <BR> Hopefully I will hear from back from people...take care and keep sparking! Fri, 24 Sep 2010 00:37:25 EST Any one up for a race? Curious if any of you are currently going to run in the San Jose - Race To The End Of Summer event. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Would anyone like to join me? I was thinking of signing up. Tue, 27 Jul 2010 18:10:10 EST East Bay / Delta Fitness Group My wife and I started up a meet-up fitness group in the East Bay / Delta area. Although the group has a number of members, I'm looking to gain even more. <BR> <BR> It's free, and when members participate, it's even more fun. <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Jul 2010 14:48:20 EST Intro / Friendship - Discovery Bay Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Stephen, and I have actually been a SP member for a few years now. Since being a member, I have went from walking to running a half-marathon, and then a full-marathon. These days, my weight is back up at its highest (~260) again, and I'm walking with a bit bit of jogging here and there. <BR> <BR> I'll be 40 next year, I'm married, and a father of a beautiful daughter. My goal is to get (and stay) healthy to have a long life with them. <BR> <BR> It's silly... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 10:57:29 EST Diet and Exercise Routines??? I was just wondering what everyone is doing as far as diet and exercise to work towards their weightloss goal. I was very inactive for a while, and three weeks ago I decided it was time to get my butt in gear. <BR> <BR> I have been working the Fat Flush Plan by Anne Louise Gittlemen. And I am loving it. It's simple, and delicious if you like veggies and lean protiens. I wish I had started it sooner. <BR> <BR> I am however struggling with the exercise portion of my goals. I have so ma... Tue, 25 May 2010 16:02:10 EST Bike to Work Day! Hey All, <BR> I'm a newbie to Spark, but wanted to post up a msg about Bike to Work Day tomorrow. Bicyclists will dominate the roads for the day, where you can meet others who want to live a healthier lifestyle. There will be watering stations all over East Bay, with freebies, snacks and people answering those bicycle-related questions that we're always too afraid to ask in those fancy bicycle shops. If you're lacking a bicycle, there's an afterwork party Uptown Oakland, where most people wil... Wed, 12 May 2010 17:44:28 EST Livermore Sparker here Hello all. My name is Laureen and Im in Livermore. Been on the site for 2 weeks and loving it. Was an active young person - skinny then life, kids, work and life just kind of took over and here I am. Time to get it all back under control now. I have 3 other friends who signed up last week in Livermore so our numbers here are growing Sun, 9 May 2010 00:18:03 EST Livermore Sparkie - Introducing Myself Hi, I'm Julie Mae! I grew up in Fremont, but I've lived in Livermore for the past 7 years. I am currently doing a women's fitness boot camp (Tuff Girl Fitness) 4 days a week, but I'm interested in joining 24 Hour Fitness here in Livermore for a more long-term fitness regime/solution. Ideally, I would like to lose about 90-100 pounds. I am definitely interested in finding a workout buddy for the gym and/or walks & hikes (with or without my dog). Thu, 6 May 2010 17:11:33 EST Lake Merritt/Adam's Point jog Hi there, <BR> I live in the Lake Merritt/Adam's Point neighborhood and am looking for an occasional jogging buddy. I'm not a particularly fast runner, but I can keep a steady pace for a couple miles. Looking to steadily improve. Wed, 14 Apr 2010 15:02:03 EST Run to the Lake 2010 (5K/10K), Castro Valley, 7/11 I've done this run for the past 2 years. The 5K is good for newbies or beginning runners. The route is Lake Chabot Road from Eden Medical Center to the entrance of Lake Chabot Park. EB Parks Trail Challenge folks can also do the Lake Chabot leg of the Challenge ;-). The 10K continues on the portion of Lake Chabot Road that winds along the west side of the Lake. Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:37:46 EST Dublin Shamrock 5k Run and Walk Just figured this event needed its own thread - <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I will be there, perhaps if there is enough interest we could do a SP meet-up? Thu, 25 Feb 2010 11:51:50 EST Looking for Alameda/Oakland walk buddies I love to walk any part of the trail around Bay Farm Island, just through the streets of Alameda or around Lake Merritt. <BR> <BR> Any other suggestions? Want to join me? Thu, 28 Jan 2010 11:09:23 EST Oakland Marathon March 27-28 Is anyone else running any of the races for the Oakland Marathon? I'm in training to run the half-marathon. It would be great to find someone to run with on the longer training runs. Mon, 4 Jan 2010 11:53:33 EST Am I the only one in the 925?? I live in Antioch, work in Walnut Creek and work out in Pleasant Hill. I have not been able to find any buddies. Im starting to think Im the only fat chick in my area. Sat, 26 Dec 2009 17:03:52 EST Emeryville or hayward I am wondering if anyone is interested in running in Emeryville (in the evenings or weekends)? <BR> <BR> I also workout at the Planet Fitness in Hayward and like to do strength training with a buddy. I kinda skimp on it by myself. I go early early am (like 5-630 am) or after work (between 3 and 530). With Planet Fitness, I actually can get you in free if you don't have a membership (the perks of the "black card") <BR> <BR> Hit me up! Sat, 10 Oct 2009 13:32:57 EST Antioch Sparks I'm Looking For A Diet Buddy! Wed, 26 Aug 2009 16:43:46 EST Montclair resident looking for a diet buddy! I'm a 35 year old married professional who is determined to lose 14 pounds in 10 weeks. If anyone is interested in walks around Lake Merritt, in the Oakland Hills or working out at Club One City Center Contact me!!! Sat, 22 Aug 2009 23:28:38 EST You don't find yourself; You create yourself Hi. my name is Rick. I'm a 64 year-old grandpa in Oakland, CA. I have had type II diabetes for 7 years, and on Sept 22, 2008, I had a hip replacement. I need to:-lose weight- about 50 pounds, eat better, and exercise more. I enjoy walking, gardening, and martial arts. Fri, 7 Aug 2009 13:03:02 EST Newbie here wanting to say hello! Just wanted to introduce myself. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Amber. I'm looking forward to changing my lifestyle and seeing what this SparkPeople thing is all about! Fri, 26 Jun 2009 01:09:03 EST Looking for Spark Rallies Does anyone know of upcoming spark rallies during the Show your Spark weekend? <BR> I'm in Hayward and would like to find an event close enough and accessible by public transit. <BR> Carmen Sat, 13 Jun 2009 21:08:57 EST Sparker in Hayward saying Hello! hi, I'm Carmen, just joined the team this evening. I am a 45 yr old single mom to an 11-yr old girl who just graduated from 6th grade yesterday. I recommit myself to my wellness journey on a daily basis and part of that commitment is me getting more active on Sparkpeople, so I'm blogging more, visiting friends and looking for new friends and joining more teams. <BR> I was on a Hayward team but there were not that active and I am also on the SF-Bay Area team. I look forward to posting, blog... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 20:44:39 EST Journey to the End of the Night -- Oakland <BR> <BR> who's coming?? Fri, 12 Jun 2009 17:15:33 EST Short Notice: LPFD's 1st Annual Hook & Ladder5/10K I know this is short notice, but LPRD is hosting their first annual Hook and Ladder 5 and 10K races. It is June 7th, 7:30am at Sycamore Valley Park on Wetmore Rd in Livermore. A beautiful park and the general course I have seen for both races, will have lots of wildlife and beautiful views for everyone to enjoy. <BR> <BR> You can register online through <BR> <BR> I know it is short notice but I hope it will be possible for some of you to attend. The 5K route is well suited to ... Sun, 31 May 2009 07:27:02 EST Hi from Concord. Lookin' for sparkies for walkin' Hi, just found this site. I am looking for walking/hiking partners. I am new to the area and don't know all the good places to go. I am a stay at home honey and have alot of time right now, decided while I was looking for work I would work on myself. I started this journey at 255 pounds and have lost 22 of those pounds thus far. Need to get 20 more off by July 25th.....My Vegas wedding!!!!!!!!!! Wed, 13 May 2009 04:10:44 EST Nitro Trail Half Marathon, 10K and 5K! Anyone interested in this upcoming race?? I have decided to enter the 1/2 marathon portion myself. A goal to conquer so to speak. Was wondering if there was anyone else so motivated to do the same. <BR> <BR> here's the thing, the course stays open until the last person is in or it gets dark. You don't have to be a runner for the 1/2 marathon, just complete it. I know there must be alot of you out there that can do this. <BR> <BR> The information is posted on the events area. And here... Wed, 25 Mar 2009 11:32:30 EST Hikes with a 100 mile radius of Zip 94550 I for one get tired of walking the same trail. Same goes for the Gym. So I found a list of hikes all within a 100 radius of 94550-Livermore. I know not everyone lives this far out in the East Bay, but with the area the hikes cover, I think everyone might find one or two close enough to them and that they have not done. I hope someone finds this useful. <BR> <BR> THE LIST: <BR> <BR> Hikes Within A 100 Mile Radius - Sort By 'Near' <BR> Name Near Scenery Distance Elev Gain <BR> <B... Sun, 8 Mar 2009 13:23:12 EST Canine Cancer Awareness Event Hi my name is Gina and I am the team captain of the Rock-N-Rollers, a ACS Relay For Life [Livermore]team. I am also an American Cancer Society Volunteer. In an ongoing effort to raise funds for ALL kinds of cancer research myself and some close friends have come together to raise funds and awareness for Canine Cancer. All of us have lost at least one dog to cancer and in some cases more than one. Our event this year is a hike, humans welcome when escorted by their Masters [Pups] with a $5.... Sat, 7 Mar 2009 22:33:47 EST East Bay Regional Park District's Trails Challenge How many of our East Bay Sparkies have signed up for the East Bay Regional Park District's Trails Challenge. It starts in April. You get a cool t-shirt, and booklet that features 20 highlighted trails in the East Bay Parks, of which you choose 5 to complete so you meet the challenge. Once you have met the challenge you turn in your trail log and get a very cool commemorative pin. It is just one more opportunity to explore the world around us and get healthy all at the same time. <BR> <BR... Fri, 6 Mar 2009 15:55:14 EST Calling all LifeStyle Rx Members Hi! I am Gina, I live in Livermore and belong to LifeStyle Rx. Anyone else out there who would like to meet up and work out? Tue, 3 Mar 2009 05:32:35 EST Sparkbuddies Hi, <BR> <BR> I live in the Eastbay and was looking for a buddy. I wasn't sure if there is a topic for this or not. If so, could someone direct me to it? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Virginia Sun, 22 Feb 2009 15:41:28 EST Any Sparkies in Livermore besides Healthybear24. Hello I'm Esther (Healthybear24) and I live in Livermore. We do have walking trails and hiking trails. Sat, 22 Nov 2008 00:01:57 EST Contra Costa Sparkies? Just checking....any of you Contra Costa folk? <BR> <BR> I'm in Martinez, near the Pleasant Hill border. <BR> <BR> Any moms club members (PHWCMC or Lamorinda)? Wed, 25 Jun 2008 20:25:31 EST Weight Loss Support Group Hi everyone! I organize a group in Fremont/Union City/Newark called F.U.N. Weight Loss Support Group (Ladies Only). We have a calendar full of fitness events, support meetings, & many other activities to help you stay on track. The group is completely free. You can learn more about us at <BR> Our group loves Spark People! We have several members using this website. Sun, 2 Mar 2008 19:43:26 EST What is Your Favorite Restaurant How about if we share info on where to go in EAST BAY for great food? <BR> <BR> We consider each of the following places to be really worthwhile. Truly exceptional places have a "*": <BR> <BR> Alameda: <BR> Yume Sushi* <BR> New Zealander* <BR> Kamakura Sushi <BR> Havana (Cuban)* <BR> La Pinata <BR> Hinn Tha Bistro (Burmese) <BR> China House <BR> Ole's Waffle Shop <BR> A Towne Pizza (really good kabobs!) <BR> <BR> Berkeley: <BR> ChezPanisse (California Cuisine... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 15:54:58 EST New Member Interest - Please Say Hello Hey everybody! <BR> <BR> When I joined this group not long ago there was zero activity. I have been noticing new members joining lately, but there is still no posting activity. <BR> <BR> How about if we try for a fresh start and reintroduce ourselves in this thread whether we have been members forever or are newbies. <BR> <BR> I am Donna and live in Alameda with three dogs. I am looking to establish a healthy lifestyle permanently and lose about 60 pounds in the process. Walking buddies... Wed, 16 Jan 2008 11:48:12 EST Castro Valley Sra. Looking for a walking, gym, dancing partner. I have a small cocapoo. I belong to Lady of America (gym)in Castro Valley and am willing to register for any of Chabot's dance classes. Love to dance. Need a jump start to get me out of my funk! I teach elementary school and I allow my job to consume me. It's time, overdue, to take care of myself. Sat, 5 Jan 2008 17:18:37 EST Anyone in Alameda???? I am looking for someone to walk with in Alameda. I am married and have a 2 1/2 year old daughter. I am availble most mornings and late afternoons! Thanks! <BR> <BR> Raquel Sun, 9 Sep 2007 00:28:50 EST Anyone out there live in Walnut Creek or area? Hi, my name is Denice and I'm new to SparkPeople. My trainer recommended it and I can see huge value in this program. I have over 50 lbs. to lose, but am looking forward to the journey. Anyone who lives nearby and would like a recommendation for a great gym, let me know. My 14 year old son and I have agreed to do the exercise of the day together. Hope you are all finding great success. Denice Mon, 23 Jul 2007 23:35:09 EST know of good running trails or races??? I am recently getting back into jogging regularly and following a 5K training plan. I get bored easily though, and was thinking of a change of scenery or a "fun run" to look forward to. Does anyone have any favorite jogging trails in the area or know of any 5K or 10K runs comming up? Fri, 6 Jul 2007 17:10:55 EST What has helped the most? Hi to all, <BR> I am a new spark person and I am curious as to what you all feel has helped you the most on this website. <BR> Thanks! <em>213</em> Thu, 19 Apr 2007 22:55:46 EST Theory of why there isn't a lot of activity. Hey, you know why there isn't a ton of East Bay Sparkies? Go outside and look around. At least in my area the, Walnut Creek/Concord/Pleasent Hill area, there are a ton of hiking trails, parks, community activities... <BR> <BR> Everybody must be super healthy already! ;) Either that or we need a billboard. Thu, 12 Apr 2007 12:28:48 EST Specialty Running Store Does anyone know of any specialty running store around the area? I’m looking to buy some running shoes, but I want to be fitted with the right shoes for my odd gait. Thu, 22 Mar 2007 08:02:38 EST Just got Laid off! Was told today that my job is being eliminated and I have until the middle of March until I am off payroll. Jobs seem to be limited out here in the East Bay..... <BR> <BR> Does anyone know of or belong to a networking group? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 9 Jan 2007 18:58:57 EST Fremont Walkers? Are there any Fremont walkers out there? <BR> <BR> I live in Ardenwood. Every once in a while I walk Lake Elizabeth, the Alameda Creek Trail (<BR>, or Don Edwards & Coyote Hills (near Dubmarton Bridge). <BR> <BR> Although my schedule is very tight, I would like to get into more of a routine and set some designated walking times. Hopefully that will keep me from flaking out so easily! Anyone else walking in these areas? Or want to??? Wed, 6 Dec 2006 14:53:36 EST Introductions I just joined the group today and thought I would introduce myself. I thought it would be cool if we had an introduction thread. I took this from a different site because it is a great starter thread. Just copy and paste and write in your answers. <BR> <BR> First name (if you want to tell): Jessie <BR> <BR> Geographical location: San Lorenzo, CA (next to San Leandro and Hayward) <BR> <BR> Age: 26 <BR> <BR> Marital Status: married <BR> <BR> Children/Ages: none <BR> <BR> Occupation: Human... Mon, 4 Dec 2006 16:34:20 EST I am a Newbie looking for a buddy to team up with Hello to all <BR> I am a Newbie looking for a buddy to team up with for walks. I currently live in Brentwood,Ca.94513 which is about 20 miles from Concord,PleasantHill, Martinez area If any one in this group is interested in meeting me to start a walk group please reply to is my email address <BR> Thank you and looking forward to meeting all of those whom are interested in walking for health <BR> Catch ya on the flip side okkie-dokkie Carolyn Mon, 30 Oct 2006 13:01:41 EST I am a Newbie looking for a buddy to team up with Hello to all <BR> I am a Newbie looking for a buddy to team up with for walks. I currently live in Brentwood,Ca.94513 which is about 20 miles from Concord,PleasantHill, Martinez area If any one in this group is interested in meeting me to start a walk group please reply to is my email address <BR> Thank you and looking forward to meeting all of those whom are interested in walking for health <BR> Catch ya on the flip side okkie-dokkie Carolyn Mon, 30 Oct 2006 13:01:19 EST I am a Newbie looking for a buddy to team up with Hello to all <BR> I am a Newbie looking for a buddy to team up with for walks. I currently live in Brentwood,Ca.94513 which is about 20 miles from Concord,PleasantHill, Martinez area If any one in this group is interested in meeting me to start a walk group please reply to is my email address <BR> Thank you and looking forward to meeting all of those whom are interested in walking for health <BR> Catch ya on the flip side okkie-dokkie Carolyn Mon, 30 Oct 2006 12:59:49 EST Today with Emoticon! We need to get this team talkin'! Let's start with an easy one, show how your day was with as many emoticons as you want! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>185</em> <em>91</em> <em>117</em> <em>198</em> <em>206</em> <em>30</em> Fri, 11 Aug 2006 20:39:41 EST Welcome! Decided to create a group for those of us in the East Bay! Welcome if you decide to join us. Sun, 9 Jul 2006 22:03:12 EST Hiking/Wal lking/Bike Riding Buddies I am working on hiking and walking as much as I can... anyone want to join me?? I have odd hours so mornings are best during the week and Saturday afternoons. <BR> <BR> I live in Alameda so Tilden Park, Joaquin Miller Park and Alameda are my faves. I will be doing a hike at Joaquin Miller Park next Saturday 7/15 at 4 PM if anyone wants to join! Sun, 9 Jul 2006 22:02:01 EST