SparkPeople Sacramento Sparkles Team Messageboard We are locals living/working in the Sacramento area that enjoy getting outside, making new friends, and all that SparkPeople and Sacramento has to offer. :-) SparkPeople Sacramento Sparkles Team Messageboard Hollywood Park Sparklers out there. Would like to see who is out there from the Hollywood Park neighborhood. Sat, 7 Nov 2015 18:14:59 EST What's your "911 Plan"? One of our team members, TARATHEVEGAN, blogged about eating disorders and noted that it is very helpful to: <BR> <BR> " Come up with a 911 card for stress-inducing eating disorder behaviors. When you feel so stressed you might resort to unhealthy behaviors- come up with a 30 min plan to keep you busy and calm you down. Example: go for a walk, listen to music, call a friend, etc. Oftentimes, extreme emotions peak around 25 minutes and we start to calm down afterwards. It may seem very unnatu... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:25:24 EST FALL is here! A new season & new start! Let's welcome the First Day of Fall! With the start of the autumn season, let’s continue to strive for healthy nutrition, fitness fun, emotional growth and improved health! Always remember, you are never alone in this journey of ours. The team and your spark peeps are right by your side, embracing you with support, encouragement and hugs. TOGETHER, Let's Turn Our Autumn Goals into Amazing Results! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> A = Anything is possible when you believe in the power of you... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:33:48 EST Fall is here - are you changing things up at all? Well September is here and the leaves are turning here in WV. My hubby & I love the cooler fall weather and of course football games. This month I decided to change things up by joining a local Jazzercise group that meets on Monday & Wednesdays. Jazzercise w/a group of people is something I've never done before so am looking forward to it. Anyway, I was wondering if any of you are changing things up this month? <BR> <em>185</em> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 03:22:19 EST Drum roll for our top August fitness leaders!!!! <em>243</em> <BR> Team fitness leaders!!! We all know somedays logging in is all you can do; BUT when you seriously start tracking your exercise & activity it makes a big difference in achieving a healthier you! <BR> <BR> 1) MIAJOEB <BR> 2) THENEWMEAT60 <BR> 3) CHERWHOAH <BR> 4) CAROLYN2DOT0 <BR> 5) TEQPEACH <BR> 6) MSRUBYSMUSINGS <BR> 7) MIMULUSBUG <BR> 8) GRIDWNC <BR> 9) MOCHA2470 <BR> 10) LMWST36 <BR> 11) MONICASSPARK <BR> 12) SWEETERINA71 <BR> <BR> You guys ar... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 16:06:22 EST Drum roll please for top 20 SP point leaders!!!! I know we are a small team, but I wanted to highlight the top 20 point leaders for the month of August. Drum roll please!!! You guys are <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> 1) MIAJOEB <BR> 2) TEQPEACH0 <BR> 3) MIMULUSBUG <BR> 4) CAROLYN2DOT0 <BR> 5) THENEWMEAT60 <BR> 6) CHERWHOAH <BR> 7) ANDREA1254 <BR> 8) MOCHA2470 <BR> 9) MSRUBYSMUSINGS <BR> 10) DOLZADELL <BR> 11) GRIDWNC <BR> 12) MONICASSPARK <BR> 13) TRUEBLU4YOU <BR> 14) CRISTEANE <BR> 15) SWEETERINA71 <BR> 16)... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 15:09:47 EST YEAH! July Team Fitness Minute Leaders! How about a hand of applause to our July team exercise leaders!!! <BR> Despite the July heat, these Sparkers kept moving. Stop by their Spark Pages to congratulate them and maybe get a little inspired your self :-) <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> NAME - FITNESS MINUTES <BR> <BR> 1) MIAJOEB 3,433 <BR> 2) CHERWHOAH 2,476 <BR> 3) THENEWMEAT60 1,783 <BR> 4) DOLZADELL 1,752 <BR> 5) LMWST36 1,102 <BR> 6) TEQPEACH 917 <BR> 7) MIMULUSBUG 870 <BR> 8) MSRUBYSMUSINGS 864 <BR> 9) MAMA... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 16:36:15 EST YEAH! July Team Point Leaders are really Sparking! Our teams top July Point Leaders did great and deserve a blue ribbon!! YEAH!! <BR> <em>380</em> <BR> 1) MIAJOEB <BR> 2) TEQPEACH <BR> 3) KIMMIE1 <BR> 4) CHERWHOAH <BR> 5) MIMULUSBUG <BR> 6) DOLZADELL <BR> 7) MAMATRAUB <BR> 8) MSSASSY21 <BR> 9) THENEWMEAT60 <BR> 10) LMWST36 <BR> <em>205</em> <BR> <BR> LET'S KICK SOME BOOTIE THIS AUGUST!!!!!!!!! <BR> Sun, 3 Aug 2014 16:18:18 EST Whoo-Hoo!! to our own team motivators! I wanted to give a shout-out to two of our team's SparkPeople Motivators: <BR> <BR> MISS_VIV and CHERWHOAH <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> for your inspiration & motivation ladies!!! <BR> <BR> If you know of other team motivators, please add them to this forum, so we can all stop by and give then a Spark Goodie for all that they've done! <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Aug 2014 15:52:42 EST What's your #1 goal for August? I'm trying to get my Spark routine back so my #1 goal for August is to log in everyday and register my spin points on the SacSparkles team site for goals. <BR> <em>148</em> Sat, 2 Aug 2014 20:52:20 EST Congrats to team's June top 10 Fitness Leaders! <em>243</em> <em>250</em> <BR> Congratulations go out to the team's top 10 Fitness Minute Leaders for June noted below. <BR> <BR> LEADER - MINUTES <BR> <BR> 1) MIAJOEB - 3,013 <BR> 2) CHERWHOAH - 2,188 <BR> 3) DOLZADELL - 1,499 <BR> 4) THENEWMEAT60 - 1,466 <BR> 5) LMWST36 - 982 <BR> 6) TEQPEACH - 767 <BR> 7) MAMATRAUB - 737 <BR> 8) MSRUBYSMUSINGS - 712 <BR> 9) MOCHA2470 - 230 <BR> 10) MSSASSY21 - 140 <BR> <BR> I am so proud and inspired by these team members who... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:34:37 EST Congrats to June's SparkPoint team leaders!!! <em>345</em> <em>208</em> <BR> Sorry about being MIA w/selling the Sacramento house & moving etc. We finally have our computers up/running & connected to internet so thought I'd do some sparking tonight. I especially wanted to congratulate our top 10 Spark Point team leaders!! <BR> <BR> These folks have been working hard while seriously taking care of themselves and their healthy living goals: <BR> <BR> 1) SNUZSUZ <BR> 2) MIAJOEB <BR> 3) TEQPEACH <BR> 4) BOBO554 <BR> 5) SLAM... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:20:25 EST MIMULUSBUG's RELOCATED I had an email today from our beloved MIMULUSBUG. <BR> She and hubby have been successful in their move to WestVirginia. Here is what she wrote. <BR> <BR> "Hey Vivian. <BR> Well we made it to our WVa farm - it was long hard exhausting road but chris & I finally did it. We are now in the process of unpacking things here on the farm. Please let Sac Sparkles folks know that I have moved. My new email is . The surewest account will be closed in August. <BR> My cell phone # ... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:21:36 EST Positive days Hello Everyone! I am from East Sacramento. I'm starting a journey towards a healthy and fit life. I just battled a rare cancer and start each day with a positive attitude. Sending you warm wishes and good health. Jeannine Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:08:57 EST April lunch meet up for Sac area sparkers We really enjoyed our lunch meet up at Garcia's in Carmichael, so would like to do another lunch meet up in April. So please post recommendations for: <BR> <BR> 1) favorite area restaurant you'd like to go to <BR> 2) date/time that are best for you <BR> 3) what do you think about lunch meet up on Sat/Sun? <BR> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:54:19 EST SacSparkles Lunch 1pm Friday/March 28 @ Garcias SacSparkers please join me and other Sparkers this Friday/March 28th 1pm for a late lunch , at Garcias in Carmichael: <BR> <BR> Garcias <BR> 6049 Madison Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608 <BR> (916) 344-3177 <BR> <BR> Please let other area Sparkers know and RSVP to this message here or on my SparkPage, so others can see who will be coming and to give me a count of how many seats I need to reserve/make space for. <BR> <BR> Hope to see you Friday at Garcias! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:31:57 EST Team's February Fitness Minute Leaders!!! <em>243</em> Congratulations go out to the team's top three February Fitness Minute Leaders: <BR> <BR> #1 - CHERWHOAH (3,342 minutes!!!) <BR> #2 - BOBO554 (2,031 minutes !!) <BR> #3 - THENEWMEAT60 (1,963 minutes !) <BR> <BR> You guys are <BR> <em>345</em> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:22:52 EST Congrats to February SparkPoint team leaders!!! <em>345</em> <em>208</em> <BR> <BR> Congratulations go out to our top three February Overall Spark team leaders: <BR> <BR> #1 - SNUZSUZ <BR> #2 - TEQPEACH <BR> #3 - MAMATRAUB <BR> <BR> Way to go! <BR> <BR> Please take time to visit their Spark Pages to congratulate them and maybe pick up a few pointers that may help you achieve your health and fitness goals. <BR> <BR> Ciao, <BR> <em>148</em> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:52:18 EST Favorite Sac area restaura t-please post :-) Ok folks, I'm looking for some input on choosing an area restaurant to have a Sacramento Sparkles get together. Please post your favorite go-to restaurant for fresh nutritious food and warm chatty environment to eat and catch up with old & new friends. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <em>148</em> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:07:03 EST Happy 2014! I hope all of you had a wonderful new year, can you believe 2014 is here? Hope all of you have been doing well and making time for yourselves. I've been busy w/my transition to West Virginia, but am back in Sacramento for a while so hope to get a few things going soon. <BR> <em>148</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 16:45:06 EST brand newbie Hi to members from Sacramento....I have just joined here w/SP in hopes I will get support from others like myself in trying soooo hard to lose these pounds! :) I'm still not sure how to navigate around here & will need some help with that also. On another subject, I used to live in Sacramento but have moved to Yolo County & have lived here for about 14 yrs. If there are a few of you who like to get out & walk, I might be willing to drive out & walk with you. I was actually hoping to find ... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 03:22:46 EST Just saying hi! Just popping in briefly to say I haven't forgotten about all of you! Just have spent too much time with latex allergy reactions, ER visits and my thousand and one writing, quilting and painting projects. <BR> <BR> I'll try and make it to whenever you next have a meeting. Keep me posted! <BR> <BR> Mim, sorry to hear you are leaving, but that farm sure sounds nice! I grew up on the Shenendoah River, near Berryville VA. I went back to visit it and was surprised to see the old farm house still... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:42:07 EST Downtown 24 Hour Fitness & Yoga buddy I am a member of the downtown 24 Hour Fitness gym and send my $$ every month, but only go myself a few times a year. I would love to find a fitness buddy to meet me there for workouts and yoga. At 58 years young, it is way past time. Sun, 26 May 2013 15:49:35 EST Dealing with a parent's death As some of you know my father passed away April 9th and we buried him April 15th. Saying good bye to him begins a whole new chapter for my family's life. Thanks to all for your kind words, thoughts and prayers -they really do help! <BR> <BR> Needless to say being a Spark Leader has been a low priority for me... Also hoping everyone is hanging in there and not giving up on our healthier living goals. Sun, 28 Apr 2013 19:27:53 EST Newbie from the Arden/Arcade area Hi Everyone... <BR> I am not new to Spark, though I have been hit and miss in being here on the site on and off for years. I am however new to the Arden Arcade area... live off of Marconi. I used to live in Roseville/Rocklin area. I am having a hard time adjusting to the area, and so my weight, which I was maintaining with plenty of walking when we lived in Roseville, has gone up again, as there just is not a lot of sidewalks in my area and I find it hard to motivate to get in the car and go ... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 18:40:46 EST Hi! Hi my name is Melinda. I am 28 and trying to get back on track with my weight loss. I have been off track due to being pregnant. I delivered a healthy baby boy on January 25th. I hope to be able to lose a significant amount of weight by the time he is 1 year old. Well I look forward to getting to know all of you better :-) Tue, 5 Feb 2013 19:00:24 EST New Team Goals for 2013 I want to update our team goals for 2013 and would appreciate your input and suggestions in next 2 weeks. At the end of 2 weeks I'll review comments and update our team goals in January. <BR> <em>148</em> <BR> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 14:20:20 EST Reflections on 2012 Hoping everyone had a wonderful holiday and were able to meet their goals for the month of December. I also thought I'd add the topic "Reflections on 2012" to share my own thoughts and hopefully get some in put from the rest of the team. <BR> <BR> My 2012 reflections include 'wishing I had done better' on my weight/health goals, but am happy that I have not gained weight this year. I'm still struggling with not putting my healthy lifestyle goal at the top of my personal priorities. I'm hopi... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 14:10:48 EST November Chat-What have you been up to? Hi all, <BR> <BR> Hoping that you are all enjoying this beautiful November here in Sacramento. If you have a few minutes please let us know what you've been doing this month. <BR> <BR> -Mim <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:58:50 EST Hello to the Sacramento Group Hello Everyone! I am new to SparkTeam and live in the Tahoe Park area. I am 59 and happy to start the adventure of being healthy. I am a baker, cook, and love to share recipes. I am starting a healthy baking business and also work in insurance. This is a great site for getting motivated. Good luck to all on your journey. <BR> <BR> Jeannine Mon, 17 Sep 2012 03:45:48 EST August chat - what have you been doing this month? Hi all, I hope that you are all having a great August :-) <BR> <BR> My sister's family from Virginia came out for two weeks and we managed to get trip up to our family cabin in El Dorado County; got to take them up to Silver Lake to swim in the potholes -they loved dead man's hole LOL!! Then there was boating and swimming at Silver Lake as well. I love hot august days and swimming or just getting wet in our cold sierra lakes. <BR> <BR> My two favorite cousins from Arizona came up to Sac... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 15:21:56 EST CARMICHAEL RELAY FOR LIFE The Carmichael Relay For Life fundraiser for cancer research has been canceled due to low participation, organizers have announced. <BR> <BR> The event is a 24-hour gathering where teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around a track or path to raise money for cancer research. <BR> <BR> This year's event was scheduled to take place Aug. 4-5 at Gibbons Park. <BR> <BR> "For the last 28 years, the American Cancer Society has been cultivating and developing communities to ... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 20:44:01 EST Looking for a new leader Our Sacramento Sparkles team is in dire need of a new leader/co-leader. Mimulusbug has a lot on her plate right now and doesn't feel she can spend the time it takes to be a dedicated leader right now. <BR> If there is anyone out there that wants to step forward to help the team out.... please do so. <BR> <BR> I am still contemplating whether I personally have the time and energy to take on the responsibility.. <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Vivian <em>303</em> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 19:38:30 EST where does everyone live It seems that quite a few of us live in the arden/arcade, or carmichael area. I was wondering if maybe we could coordinate to get together for walks maybe once a week. Mon, 2 Jul 2012 02:30:34 EST Folsom area Any hikers in Folsom area or close by. Would like to start a once a month walk/hike get together. We can walk, talk, share our journeys, encourage each other. Sat, 16 Jun 2012 10:24:06 EST Looking for money? I saw this on the news this morning..... <BR> .The City of Sacramento owes a lot of money to people that had refunds coming or for overpaid utility accounts.....they are NOT GOING TO NOTIFY YOU.... <BR> You should check the list for yourself and your loved ones to see if you can pick up a little something extra.. HURRY time is limited and you must act quickly. <BR> This is not a ruse.. it's a fact. <BR> <BR> <link> property.cfm </link> Wed, 30 May 2012 10:52:27 EST MAY DAYS.... ....CHAT ROOM Woo Hoo................Hey YOU... <BR> Yep YOU SPARKIES.. <BR> What are you doing? Are you making progress? Are you on the couch? <BR> Have you moved on to other things? <BR> Let us hear from you. <BR> <BR> May DAY..... May Day... <em>211</em> Wed, 2 May 2012 10:09:18 EST weight loss or walking buddy Hi. I live in Citrus Heights/Orangevale and am new to Sparkpeople. I've got a lot of weight to lose and think it would be great to have a weight loss buddy of sorts. We could meet-up once a week to weigh-in, exercise, share tips, etc. Or we could go walking on the American River trail Mon-Fri. Sparkpeople has been a huge help and I'm looking forward to meeting more health-minded people. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:44:50 EST MARCH into SPRING (chat thread) March came in like a lion although not a very brave one - testing us with rain and cold weather.. <BR> <BR> With Spring at our door we have opportunity to share thoughts here that we have about improving our lives and the things that we see along the route on our healthy lifestyle. The things that brighten our days and keep us laughing. <em>199</em> <em>306</em> Thu, 1 Mar 2012 09:56:46 EST FROM THE HEART - FEBRUARY CHAT ROOM Here it is February already - the second month in this year of 2012. The Chinese Year of the Dragon - and the home of Valentines Day - a celebration of things of the heart. Let's chat about how we can improve our own lives by taking care of our heart and that of others. Exercise and a healthy diet play a large part in how we live our lives. Caring for ourselves and sharing our experiences will help to make our days brighter. <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 21:32:04 EST 2012 CHAT ROOM Sorry folks, put this in the wrong place... <BR> Questions? Suggestions? <BR> Make it fun and keep Sparkin' <BR> <BR> SEE OUR NEW YEAR - NEW ACTIVITES thread. Sun, 15 Jan 2012 10:02:53 EST SPARK PEOPLE and FACEBOOK If you haven't read the latest news from SPARK PEOPLE. If you are on FACEBOOK... and you blog on SPARK PEOPLE.. they will be SHARED... unless you OPT OUT..... <BR> <BR> Please read the following... and then, if you DON'T WANT ALL OF YOUR BLOGS GOING TO FACEBOOK... Go to your spark page and OPT OUT... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=SP_STAFF </link> <BR> <BR> Be sure to scroll down and read some of the comments as well. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 19:23:50 EST JANUARY CHALLENGES I'll start here with a challenge that I 'snagged' from one of my other teams. I think it should prove interesting to see how many of these simple challenges we can each ring up. <BR> <BR> A Challenge for Everyone!!! <BR> <BR> New Year, New You Challenge <BR> <BR> Come join us for a different kind of Challenge, this one is for everyone. <BR> Each item below is 1 point per day, see how many you can get each day. <BR> <BR> 1. I did not eat any cane sugar today. <BR> 2. I prayed, meditated,... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 13:43:14 EST NEW YEAR CHALLENGES - 2012 <em>211</em> You can post here - the results of each months challenge. Sat, 31 Dec 2011 13:40:29 EST New Year...... New Activities We are minutes away from starting a new year. Its a good time to reevaluate our goals and how we plan to reach them. I hate new years resolutions but we are all on SP to reinvent our lives. I know me and the other team leaders would love to hear from you to see what you would like to see us do as a team to help all of us. I Understand that we are all busy but Things can happen as a team that we cant do on out own. I wish all of you a very happy new year Fri, 30 Dec 2011 22:13:43 EST What is your special Christmas tradition For as far back as I can remember my family would wait to put up our Christmas tree until December 19, my brothers birthday. My son was born 16 years ago on the 15th so now in my house we put up our tree on that date. <BR> <BR> Another tradition is tat for Christmas dinner my mom always made a really great Dumpling that everyone in the Family loves. They are so popular that she has to make a huge pot of them. Also vert fattening so this year I need to limit to only a taste Sat, 10 Dec 2011 11:23:16 EST DECEMBER CHAT - WARM IT UP -or- CHILL OUT Wow, December is upon us. The end of the year is getting close, we have school breaks and Holidays pending, maybe some getaways in the works. Post here, how you want to warm it up.. or just chill out this month. <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> <em>444</em> <em>443</em> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:02:08 EST TEAM STATS Checking the team stats shows that just 14 out of 200 have logged any exercise minutes. What can we do to get the others moving Sat, 12 Nov 2011 09:55:22 EST HONOR OUR VETS TODAY HONOR OUR VETS TODAY.......they have done a remarkable job of defending our country. <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>20 <BR> 11.jpg <BR> <BR> (add a link not working right now.. you can copy and paste to your browser) <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 11:25:40 EST Positive and progress We all go thru periods that we are fighting to stay on track and then jump back in and get going again. Thats part of life in everyting we do. I hope you are on the poistive side now Mon, 7 Nov 2011 09:36:54 EST A BIG SMILE Would you like to make yourself have a better day? All you have to do is smile at someone else. Not only will you make yourself feel better you just might make someone elses day just a little bit better. A smile is also something you will never run out of so give away many. The good thing is most of the time if you give someone a smile you will get one in return Thu, 3 Nov 2011 13:17:18 EST NOTES OF THANKFULNESS - NOVEMBER CHAT <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <BR> Think of one thing each day that you are thankful for. All of us can find at least one thing that we have reason to share. A random act of kindness, given or received? A prayer answered. <BR> A milestone or goal reached. <BR> <BR> Don't be shy. This will be our NOVEMBER CHAT ROOM where you can come safely and post things that are meaningful to you and others. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 21:52:36 EST FALL CHAT ROOM We can gather here to share and express our thoughts for ways to make each day brighter. <BR> Something silly? ok.....Something serious?...ok Whatever you want to chat about feel free to post as often as you like. <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>67</em> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:55:59 EST young adults that need a workout partner in Florin I'm 20 years old. <BR> I've been trying to get back into shape lately. <BR> Especially now that the holidays are coming around. <BR> I'm looking for someone around my age who is looking for a workout partner! <BR> Sun, 16 Oct 2011 18:36:39 EST healthy snacks hey guys along with MISS VIVs post how about telling us how you stop those garvings to eat that we all get in the evening or any other time of the day. Mine is usually a grab a tomatoe and slice it up to eat but I know there has to be alot ofd good ideas to keep it tasty and interesting Wed, 12 Oct 2011 13:07:30 EST knock, knock WHO'S HERE ?? In addition to our WOO HOO WEDNESDAY. I am going to make a list of people that respond. Help me put you on the list of the WHO'S HERE by checking in on the Wednesday posting. <BR> <BR> So far - 10/12 <BR> Miss Viv <BR> Dutch Dave <BR> Maria (IajoeB) <BR> Susie (SNUZSUZ) <BR> <BR> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 13:02:23 EST WOO HOO WEDNESDAY Peak of the week. <BR> Let us know what you are doing this week to make it OUTSTANDING. Post it here so we can share your enthusiasm. <BR> Trying some new exercises, adding to your routine, checking out some new recipes, visiting friends. Sending thoughtful notes and postings to others. <BR> WOO HOO, it's Wednesday and we are SPARKING.......For ourselves and others. <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>91</em> <em>306</em> <em>465</em> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:08:50 EST Good work, Good Eats, Good Job Are you haveing good luck? tell us your secrets about your food and exercise Sun, 9 Oct 2011 11:50:31 EST Where are you having difficulty We all have things about doing this life style change that is difficult to us. Mine is giving up my sodas and salty snacks. These little things are what makes what we are doing difficult. What are you challenges and how do you deal with them? Sat, 1 Oct 2011 12:24:01 EST Have you huddled today? Come on let's get this team going! At least huddle it's on the right side that says huddle wall/ huddle now if you didn't know. Let's go team!!! <em>306</em> <em>224</em> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 20:22:58 EST suggestion Hi I just wanted to make a suggestion for our team. Is it possible to add some type of challenge something that we look forward to a weekly goal. For example, weekly weigh in, how we did, how we feel, a four week challenge? Just thought I'd suggest something. Have a great day! <em>30</em> <em>306</em> <BR> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:46:52 EST Quiet Team Ok team this is the deadest team I have seen on SP. Tell me what you want to see happen with the team Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:21:48 EST Are you really exercising Be honest, are you really exercising or just doing the minimum. I know its not easy but think of the end results it will be well worth it Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:32:27 EST Hello My name is Nick. I joined this sight long ago but never kept up with things. I have never had any support in trying to lose weight before. I was born in Sacramento and live in Old Foothill Farms. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:51:50 EST Make it happen Another day and another week. Its another opertunity to make it happen Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:06:22 EST An Adventure started I woke in the morning <BR> Breakfast filled the air <BR> the feeling of love <BR> was really there <BR> <BR> At the table we all sat <BR> conversation around <BR> who was doing what <BR> where am I bound <BR> <BR> Back home at night <BR> house smelling alive <BR> food thick and rich <BR> that brought us alive <BR> <BR> meat and potatoes <BR> covered with gravy <BR> vegetables with butter <BR> making it heavy <BR> <BR> through life I went <BR> eating the same <BR> then around 30 <BR> my bo... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 16:05:32 EST ARE YOU MAKING IT WORK Here it is Sunday morning. The start of a new week. Are you making SP work for you or are you having problems. We can make all kinds of excuses like the heat but they are just excuses. Team, we can do it. Sun, 18 Sep 2011 10:41:13 EST FREE or ALMOST Free Fun <em>220</em> <BR> If you are looking for something to do are some things I found. <BR> Free or Almost Free <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> <BR> Rodeo drive <BR> <BR> <BR> What: The California Highway Patrol will conduct a bicycle rodeo in Rancho Cordova to educate the public about bike and pedestrian safety. Bicyclists can check to see if their helmets fit properly, have their bicycles inspected and test their skills on an obstacle course. Those who don't have bicycles are... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 12:19:52 EST Its Mondaaaaay Here it is Monday. A good day to start new. I know if your like me on the weekend tha eating and ecercise slips just abit so take today and ger restarted Mon, 12 Sep 2011 09:34:06 EST TIPS FROM SPARKGUY - to help us all A recent change or addition... to make it easier for all of us to edit our TICKER.. without having to go all the way back to our 'start' page. <BR> <BR> check this out.. <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4469273 </link> Sun, 11 Sep 2011 20:03:12 EST Is today an adventure I have always tried, especially since I retired, to find a way to make each day an adventure. It doesnt have to be a big one but just something. I will admitt that Im not always successful but I think I am most of the time. It takes some imagination and probably being silly but what is the worst that can happen but someone may laugh at you. Making someone happy is a good thing. <BR> <BR> An example is a few days ago I was out for my walk. It was almost dark and I had my headset on and turned... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 13:18:34 EST Saturday walk I will be at Mather Field Recreation park on Saturday at 8am for my morning walk and I would love to have some of you join me. Tue, 6 Sep 2011 03:38:59 EST Welcome a new leader DUTCH DAVE has consented to become a co - leader of our little group. It is hopeful that he can generate some more activities here, that we can all join in. <BR> <BR> Welcome Dave.. Let us know what you have in mind. <BR> <BR> CONGRATULATIONS. <em>250</em> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 21:20:36 EST SPARKERS FROM LINCOLN? Are any of our sparkers living in Lincoln? have friends and family in Lincoln? or have any first hand information on how things are going 'personally' up in the area of the burning propane tanker and the evacuation. <BR> <BR> If anyone is need assistance or in need of a connection.... let us know. <BR> <BR> <em>189</em> <BR> <BR> Thoughts and prayers for all. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 20:24:51 EST ONE STEP AT A TIME When I started with Sparks People 3 months ago I had my doubts. I had joined other weight lose sights and failed.They all made big promises and took big amounts of my money. Then I found this site and right from the beginning I felt differant. Even at first when I wasnt loosing weight I was never discouraged because this team made me realize it wasnt just about diet it was about education. I realized that even though I was eating in my calorie limits I was still eating the wrong foods. In 3 m... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 12:18:44 EST Lets walk together Sacramento is a great town with lots of parks and trails and alot of us on this team. Would anyone want to get together one day a week for a walk. I was thinking like on Saturday mornings at 9am but thats just a thought. We can walk together and make new friends and add up the exercise and Spark points. Sun, 7 Aug 2011 12:51:42 EST Exercise and Pain I wanted to know is it true after a day of new exercise is there suppose to be pain or soreness? And if there is no soreness or pain is the exercise working? I know your muscle may be sore so does that mean it's good? <em>402</em> <em>34</em> Wed, 3 Aug 2011 12:18:09 EST Hello from South Sacramento! Just wanted to say hello! I'm trying to think healthier and really doing this on my own! Well with the help of spark. I have a husband and three children...It hurts when my oldest says your not going to lose weight your wasting your time! I let it slide and think positive. I tried to have my husband join with me but I guess you have to be ready to lose weight and be healthy. I will be here when he is though. Other than that I feel motivated and ready to make healthier changes in my life! Have... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 01:40:37 EST Why TWO Sacramento Spark teams? I am just curious. There are two Sacramento teams. Has anyone thought of combining them into ONE? Seems like a lot of the same people are active on both. Similar topics, events and challenges. I never know where to post! <BR> <BR> I am recommitted to weight loss and participating on Sparks once again is part of my plan. I am cleaning out teams and only keeping those I choose to be active in. And that means eliminating ONE of the Sac teams...but which one? I am posting this on both teams and ... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 20:28:22 EST Sacramento total points I just checked out Sacramentos standing in the Spark points and we are in the mid 20s. We have so many beautiful area to walk in this area that I challange everyone to get out and enjoy them. Let it be one of our graet parks or along the bike trails lets all get out and try to get us up to at least the top 10 <em>306</em> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:23:30 EST stopped making excuses I remember for years I found reasons not to eat right or to get up and exercise. I still at time find myself trying to find these excuses but I realized that more than not I am finding reasons to eat right and get more exercise. My son is happy because I took away mowing the lawn and now I do it. Tis morning at 530 we had a power outage and I was woke when my C pap machine shut off. I decided it was a good time to get up and take a walk. Not only did I feek good after, I got to realize that i... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 11:57:36 EST June 2011 Team Leaders! You are AWESOME!!! It's been a while since I checked on our Team Leader stats, so decided to see how we did this past month and acknowledge the hard work and commitment of our "Top 20 Leaders" in Spark Points and Fitness Minutes so have posted their names below. <BR> <BR> MARTHA503 is our #1 June Spark Points Team Leader with 2,657 points! What an inspiration she has been! GETDONE is our number #1 Fitness Minutes Team Leader for June. She logged 1,963 fitness minutes -WOAH! Be sure to stop by both of their Sp... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:41:49 EST HI Hello everyone, I'm new to this so here we go..I'm 30 years old and after 16 seasons of playing football, 3 knee surgeries its not easy to workout and excersise.I coach high school football and work and go to school full time.Gonna try and make this happen with spark so here we go!! Sun, 10 Jul 2011 09:01:47 EST Been with Sparks but new to team Rancho Cordova I have been with sparks just over a month but didnt know about Sacramento team until today. Dont we all wish it came off as easy as it went on. Ive been fighting a weight problem for a long time so anyone with ideas to help. Im more than open to hear them Thu, 7 Jul 2011 16:36:27 EST Susan B Anthony 5K - August 13 Hey Ladies: <BR> <BR> Anyone interested in this upcoming 5K aka 3.1mile jaunt around Glen Hall Park? Register before 7/14 and it's $25, after it is $35. <BR> <BR> More information and registration page: <link><BR>596 </link> Thu, 7 Jul 2011 15:34:40 EST hi wanted to say to everyone. was told about this site and decided to check it and and liked what i saw and joined. i live in elk grove with my husband, 2 daughters and my furry four legged border collie. Sat, 25 Jun 2011 20:11:13 EST 4th of July Fun Run Is anyone planning to run, walk, hobble or jog the upcoming 5-miler. I am thinking of it, but this would be the longest distance for me so I'd like partner, if anyone else is interested. <link> </link> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 18:01:17 EST New to SacTown As the lingo goes. <BR> <BR> Hello all, I just recently moved to Sacramento from Houston. I've been an off and on user of SP but as the lbs are starting to find their way back to my tummy and hips, I figured I'd better do something about it. <BR> <BR> Plus being in a new city without real life support is difficult. So I thought why not become more active on SP and possibly meet people in real life! <BR> <BR> I love to bike (for pleasure), I'm a Turbo Jam/Turbo Kickbox fan and just ordered ... Tue, 10 May 2011 13:18:36 EST Thought for today From the SPARK PEOPLE motivational calendar... APRIL 25, 2011 <BR> Very appropriate in this busy world. <BR> <BR> Make yourself a priority. Are you always doing for others but neglecting yourself? <BR> Your goals are important and you deserve to take time for yourself each day to achieve them. Give yourself the attention and love that you need <em>252</em> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:45:53 EST WOO HOO WEDNESDAY Post here what makes your day a real WOO HOO............ <BR> (borrowed this from another team I am on and we have a lot of fun with it) <BR> Whatever makes you shout WOO HOO is acceptable. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:15:10 EST Hello everyone! I'm Christie! I've just joined this team after Smashy (Vivian) invited me. I live in East Sac with my husband and two step-kids (almost 10 and 7). <BR> <BR> My workout plan is boot camp classes three times a week and run/walk intervals three times a week. Right now I'm working on my own plan to increase my mile time (currently I'm about a 13 mpm runner) as well as some training to walk the Parkway Half Marathon at the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know all of... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 11:03:58 EST Fitness Walk Meet Up-Tuesday March 29th 6-8pm Spark Sacramento: March Fitness Walk <BR> <BR> Tuesday March 29th, 6-8pm <BR> Arden Fair Mall, Lower level entrance <BR> Next to Sears adjacent to the parking garage <BR> 1689 Arden Way <BR> Sacramento CA 95815 <BR> <BR> Sorry about the short notice, but if you are up to it please come out and join some Spark People from around the Sacramento area for an informal 1 mile (2 loops) fitness walk at the Arden Fair Mall. <BR> <BR> Please use the lower level entrance next to Sears adjacent... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:33:16 EST Hi Everyone I am from Lincoln. Fri, 11 Mar 2011 21:27:52 EST A 50 K.......... 31.07 miles <link><BR>trarunner-caren-spore-among.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> A goal I could not even BEGIN to consider . . . now, maybe some of our runners on this team and the TEAM SACRAMENTO............maybe they could do it. but I am sitting here thinking . . . . hmmmmmmmm just thinking. <em>244</em> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 09:41:02 EST FEB CHAT Ok, how's everyone's February going? <BR> <BR> I was at the native plant garden from 8am to 1pm, the day was so pretty -time just flew by. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:10:30 EST Feb 28th Meet Up: "EXERCISING W/MUSIC & DANCE" Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6-8pm <BR> Arden Library, Meeting Room <BR> 2443 Marconi Avenue <BR> Sacramento CA 95821 <BR> <BR> Join Sacramento Sparkles Team members and other local Spark friends at the February meet up and sharing session. This month we want to share our experiences "EXERCISING W/MUSIC & DANCE". PLEASE BRING: any/all samples of music, instruments, dance steps & videos that you have enjoyed while you exercise or just uplift your spirits. We will have a CD player, a computer laptop,... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 14:14:38 EST Be sure & check out SLIMKATIE's 1/31 video blog! Be sure & check out SLIMKATIE'S 1/31 video blog "journey of 125 pounds", it is awesome!! <BR> <BR> <BR> ypage_public_journal_indiv <BR> idual.asp?blog_id=3978432 Thu, 3 Feb 2011 21:53:34 EST January 2011 Team Leaders! You are AWESOME!!! OK. January is DONE!!! So I wanted to see how our team has did this past month and acknowledge the hard work and commitment of our "Top 20 Leaders" in Spark Points and Fitness Minutes and have posted their names below. <BR> <BR> SNUZSUZ is our #1 Spark Points Team Leader with 3,541 points! What an inspiration she has been, despite several trials that would have many on an eating binge before the month was out. CHERWHOAH is our number #1 Fitness Minutes Team Leader for January. She logged 1,8... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 18:46:42 EST Susan G Komen team up and running <link><BR>cefortheCure/EDH_SacramentoAffiliate?t<BR>eam_id=154206&pg=team&fr_id=2085 </link> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know that we have a team up and running for the May 7 Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. <BR> <BR> Vivian and Katrina have walked with me (and others) for the past couple of years...maybe more Sparkers can come along! Sat, 29 Jan 2011 01:32:37 EST Hey all! I have lived in Sacramento for about 2 years, and recently, all of my friends have moved away, leaving me pretty alone here most of the time. I'm currently doing The 17 Day Diet, and loving it. I would love to meet some people to exercise with, and make some friends! So let me know if anyone wants a walking partner, a weight loss support buddy, or just a friend! Fri, 14 Jan 2011 17:00:12 EST January 31st Spark meet-up/rally Jan 31 6 p.m. Arden Fair Mall <BR> <BR> check out the SparkAmerica announcement/post: <BR><BR>?resource=9508 <BR> <BR> <BR> If you can make it please R.S.V.P. on the above site. Greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> <BR> Below is the announcement. <BR> --------------------- <BR> <BR> Spark Sacramento: Fitness Walk - Even when It’s cold & wet! <BR> <BR> Monday January 31, 6-8pm <BR> Arden Fair Mall, Lower level entrance <BR> Next to Sears adjacent... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:06:00 EST A NEW LOOK on your START PAGE You may have noticed you have an UPDATED start page, and all of the information you have used before is still there - but it has been re-arranged. And in addition to the INITIAL CHANGES.. there have been a couple of tweeks to make even more people happy. <BR> <BR> Here is what was posted on the leaders team.... <BR> <BR> "Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Based on your feedback, we made two changes to the new Team page functionality launched today: <BR> 1) Under the scrolling Team Stream on the ri... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:39:10 EST STARTING A NEW YEAR The new year is upon us and we are probably thinking that there are those 'resolutions' to contend with. Now is the time to firm up your plans for 2011................ <BR> <BR> First Steps to setting your intentions: <BR> <BR> 1. Get clear about something you want and write it down. <BR> <BR> 2. Share your intention with someone in a way that will supportively hold you accountable to taking action. <BR> <BR> 3. Do something today to demonstrate your commitment to your intention. <BR... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 12:14:59 EST Reading & commenting on 7 blogs a week At last nights meet up the topic about reading other peoples blogs came up. We all found that reading other folks blogs can be encouraging, uplifting and helpful very often. On occasion, we are able to leave an encouraging comment on other folks blogs! <BR> <BR> One of the new members actually tries to read and comment on 15 blogs a day!!! I was amazed and thought I should add reading & commenting on blogs as a team goal. I'm keeping the goal small like 1 a day or 7 in a week. I know that s... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 18:55:08 EST OPEN CHAT - FOR WINTER December 1 is here, we've had frost in Sacramento (i've been covering my baby lemon tree on the frost nights), plus they got over 12 FEET of snow in the sierras near Tahoe - So I'd say winter has arrived!!! <BR> <BR> We had a really nice November pot luck meet up at the Arden Library meeting room. Six of us got together getting to know one another while sharing great food and the peril's and pitfalls about our personal walk to a healthier and happier us. I always enjoy meeting people face to... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 18:40:08 EST Hello Everybody Just a quick hello to introduce myself. I've been a member of SparkPeople since June of 2009. As unlikely as it seems, I even my the love of my life here on Spark! <BR> <BR> I joined this group to broaden my support! :-) Fri, 5 Nov 2010 12:21:34 EST KUDOS-Teams Top 20 Spark & Fitness folks for Oct A big WOO-HOO goes out our team's October top Spark Point & Fitness leaders: <BR> <BR> SPARK POINT LEADERS: <BR> <BR> 1) SNUZSUZ 2,508 <BR> 2) GRIDWNC 2,496 <BR> 3) IAJOEB 1,966 <BR> 4) TOSUNA 1,843 <BR> 5) SACGIRL 732 <BR> 6) MJA716 673 <BR> 7) GETDONE 667 <BR> 8) JAY75REY 658 <BR> 9) SHAUNDRA825 625 <BR> 10) DULCEFRESH 611 <BR> 11) DIANAPHOENIX 592 <BR> 12) SMASHY1 549 <BR> 13) CUTIE1981 531 <BR> 14) JOFOR15 520 <BR> 15) ATRANSFORMATION 439 <BR> 16) MOCHA247... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 16:45:53 EST "POTLUCK & CRAFTS" MEET-UP, Tuesday Nov 30th Tuesday, November 30, 6-8pm <BR> Arden Library, Meeting Room <BR> 2443 Marconi Avenue <BR> Sacramento CA 95821 <BR> <BR> Join Sacramento Sparkles Team members and other local Spark friends at the November meet up and sharing session. This month we want to have a "POTLUCK & CRAFTS" meet up. Please bring any/all samples of your craft/art works to share, trade or even sell to each other! We want to see everyone's creative side at this meet up! <BR> <BR> This month it's a potluck, so bring ... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 15:33:09 EST Vision Collage Oct 25th follow up - WHAT FUN! Our October 25th Vision Collage meet up was so much fun! <BR> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> I am so sorry that more folks weren't able to make it, because they really missed out on a great time. <BR> <BR> I will be uploading photos this meet up shortly, so be sure and check out our team photo album. <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> <BR> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 17:14:10 EST Sacramento Sparkles: What's in it for you? Hi All! <BR> <BR> A couple of questions: <BR> <BR> 1. What do you get (or hope to get) by being a member of the Sacramento Sparkles Team? <BR> <BR> 2. Are there any activities or fun things you'd like to see the team organize? Either online or offline? <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to hearing some of your comments. <BR> <BR> I'm now one of the co-leaders of the Sacramento Sparkles now. Woo hoo! I've gone to two of the meet-ups and really like the chance to meet other local Sparkpeop... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 18:20:46 EST Elk Grove is signing on Found the site a couple of days ago and so far I have found it very helpful. Tracking my intake and exercise has been helpful to sticking with it. <BR> <BR> I used to be very active and fit, then life changes happened and I let them take over my mind, body and spirit. I'm going to unearth that old me and bury this weight far behind me. <BR> <BR> My achilles heal seems to be in pushing myself too hard. I used to run several miles a day. However all this weight that I've put on is not co... Thu, 16 Sep 2010 14:48:15 EST SAC-SPARKLES SEPTEMBER "FAVORITE WALKS" MEET UP Hi all, <BR> <BR> The September meet-up will be Tuesday the 28th (last Tuesday of the month) from 6-8PM. We'd like everyone that can make it to bring information about a "favorite walk" you like, or better yet a "favorite run-walk" you enjoy or would like to participate in this year. JAY75REY is suggesting the "Step Out Sacramento, for the American Diabetes Association" on Oct 9th! Are any of you involved with the URBAN COW 1/2 MARATHON , 5K RELAY AND WALK on Oct 3rd? If you are please com... Sun, 5 Sep 2010 10:55:48 EST OPEN CHAT - FOR FALL September is here and fall will soon follow so time to change our open chat from summer to fall! The August meet up was small but lively and we've come up with several ideas for the September, October & November meet-ups. <BR> <BR> All present want to increase their exercise numbers and support local causes, so want the September meet up to encourage folks to bring their favorite relay/walk like the "URBAN COW 1/2 MARATHON , 5K RELAY AND WALK" in October. <BR> <BR> In October we want the... Sun, 5 Sep 2010 10:45:39 EST Great Blog: An Overview of Happiness by EDRECOVERY I hope some of you may have time to read EDRECOVERY's August 19th blog: "An An Overview of Happiness". It was just what I needed to read today and think many of you will enjoy it too. The link to the blog is below (I hope I did this right.) <BR> <em>148</em> <BR> <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3553463 <BR> Wed, 25 Aug 2010 15:50:41 EST SAC-SPARKLES AUGUST 30TH 'GOOD BYE SUMMER' MEET UP Hi all, <BR> <BR> Our August meet-up will be Monday the 30th (last Monday of the month) from 6-8PM. Let's bring finger food and maybe some cool treats to say goodbye to the August heat. <BR> <BR> The library meeting room has a small kitchen, so there's small area to do some prep work if you'd need/want it. The Sacramento Sparkles Team is hosting the meet up and will be providing paper plates, utensils, cups & drinks. <BR> <BR> Below is the announcement I'll post on the Official Sac sit... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 03:07:15 EST New to this Team Hi All, <BR> <BR> I've been with sparks since middle of June, but just found this team. Have lost 20 lbs. so far, but have many to go. Been on another Ca. team , but they don't seem to mention anyone from the Sacramento or San Joaquin county areas. Most of them seem to be Southern Cal. or Bay Area. Looking forward to more local chat. Good luck with your journey all! <BR> <em>306</em> Wed, 18 Aug 2010 22:07:07 EST Change a letter game In this game, I've posted a 4 letter word. In turn each person will change one letter in the word to make a new word. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> Post #1: meet <BR> Post #2: meat <BR> Post #3: beat <BR> Post #4; bear <BR> and so on....... <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's start off with: Face Mon, 26 Jul 2010 23:10:45 EST State Fair Meet Up Anyone??? GETDONE has been at the State Fair several days now and she's been having a great time. I was wondering if anyone was up for connecting at the Fair. I thought we could meet up at an agreed upon location, take a nice walk for about an hour then break for refreshments and if folks are up for it stay for the entertainment and fireworks. <BR> <BR> Let me know what you think of this idea and if you have any suggestions on which day we should go. <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> Mon, 19 Jul 2010 21:31:15 EST July 27th Tues 6-8PM-"Finger Food Meet Up/Sharing" Hi all, <BR> <BR> The last Monday in July was already reserved at the Arden Library, so I reserved the last Tuesday (July 27th) instead -for us to get together over finger food from 6-8PM. I hope the switch from Monday to Tuesday doesn't cause a lot of problems. <BR> <BR> If you have a great finger-food item you'd like to share please bring it. The library meeting room has a small kitchen, so there's small area to do some prep work if you'd need it. The Sacramento Sparkles Team is hostin... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 23:45:09 EST New to group Hello, my name is Missey. Looking for walking and/or work-out buddy. I live in West Sacramento, and work in Natomas. Am currently a member of California Family Fitness. Tue, 6 Jul 2010 22:24:32 EST OPEN CHAT - - FOR THE SUMMER Since Mimulusbug got out of town without starting up a new chat thread. I'll take the opportunity and start one here that should hold us the rest of the summer. All chats in one place. How clever is that? <em>304</em> Sun, 4 Jul 2010 00:23:50 EST Hello from Rocklin! Just thought I would drop a lil post to say hello! Feel free to check out my profile and add me! =) Thu, 1 Jul 2010 02:36:25 EST Hey Team! Hey! My name is William Gates! <BR> <BR> <BR> I am an Independent Team BeachBody Coach! I am studying to receive my B.A. in "Health and Wellness" because I really love finding new ways to help people reach their health, fitness, and life goals! Let me know how I can help you! <BR> <BR> I live and work in Midtown. I work at a little place called Fleet Feet Sports! It's fun. I meet a lot of people in there. <BR> <BR> Keep in touch, Teammates! Sun, 6 Jun 2010 01:53:00 EST June 2010 Walk in the Park It's June! Summer is here and we all need to get out and enjoy this beautiful June weather and get our bootie's out to our neighborhood parks & regional parks!! <BR> <BR> Pick your favorite park in Sacramento, take a walk for at least 30 minutes and let us know how your walk went. <BR> <BR> Some of my favorite parks to walk in are: Land Park, McKinley Park, & the American River Parkway. Fri, 4 Jun 2010 12:08:03 EST June Bug Chat & arts-n-craft get together Morning Sacto-Sparkies! <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a busy, fun and successful month of May. Since I'm back from my Arizona trip, I thought I'd open up the June chat topic, with the idea of getting together at the end of June for an arts-n-craft get together, sharing etc. <BR> <BR> To catch up w/me check out my 6/4 blog about my AZ trip. I'll head over to the Arden Arcade Library to reserve the meeting room for a SacSparkles arts-n-craft get together and "finger-food" session. <BR> <BR... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 11:58:15 EST New to team, old timer in SP, Elk Grove Hello, I'm reaching out and joining a few new teams. I've hit my 2 year SP anniversary and am still going! I work in downtown Sac and live in Elk Grove. Let's sparkle together! I know there are a lot of great SPer's in our region so kudos to you all. Mon, 17 May 2010 12:16:15 EST The Elk Grove 5K Run this Weekend!!!! On May 15th there is going to be a 5k run in Elk Grove. I am not from Elk Grove but I have participated in their previous run and it was really cool. If you would like to join here is all the info for that <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> or send me a message for more details. <BR> <BR> Hope to see someone there from the Spark!!!! Tue, 11 May 2010 02:37:46 EST Chat room for MAY What do you have to say for yourself? <BR> Check in here and let's compare notes. <BR> Anyone up for a get together this month? Sat, 1 May 2010 11:16:15 EST APRIL CHAT - 3 cheers for success Here is April springing in on us, but it feels like winter. Were you able to meet your goals this month? If you were able to knock off a few pounds then we would like to hear how you did it. Especially if it was something different than what you usually do. Thu, 1 Apr 2010 08:37:15 EST Lose a Pound I challenge all of you to lose one pound a week. Then at the end of each month, losers or not let's go to a movie or go for a walk or gather and play a game. <BR> <BR> My weight 167.6. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>55</em> <em>192</em> Sun, 7 Mar 2010 13:13:40 EST Message from Coach Jen Coach Jen posted the following request on the Team Leaders board and asked us to pass the info on to our teams: <BR> <BR> "Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Recently we've had a number of issues with members posting copyrighted information- primarily in their blogs. The original authors have been contacting us, asking that their work be removed, or properly cited, or in some instances they want to be paid for the fact that someone else is using it. <BR> <BR> I'm asking that you pass along this rem... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 15:44:00 EST March Chat - Thoughts and promises for Spring chat here about what you would like to accomplish with the Spring Season Mon, 1 Mar 2010 22:09:33 EST February Chat - Healthy hearts and Happy Heart Things we don't want to miss this month: <BR> Groundhog Day -- February 2 <BR> Valentines Day -- February 14 <BR> Presidents Day* -- 3rd Monday in February <BR> <BR> <em>122</em> <em>247</em> <em>652</em> <em>67</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2010 22:29:30 EST Team Boards Does any one else agree we need to update/delete/change things on our team board? Mon, 25 Jan 2010 22:41:49 EST Prayers Needed SMASHY1's son is in the hospital. <BR> <BR> Please pray for him and SMASHY. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 17:47:09 EST Hi, I'm new to this team and from Folsom I "discovered" the Sacramento team on another member's spark page, and I'm so glad I did! I used to walk 2 miles or more every day until I injured my heel last March and gained weight and I want to get back to where I was and even better! Do some strength training, etc. A friend of mine who doesn't live close by mentioned sparkpeople to me and I'm really enjoying being a member! Mon, 11 Jan 2010 23:16:53 EST JANUARY 2010 ..What a YOU doing this year? Another year, another century and another opportunity to reach some goals that we have taken upon ourselves. <BR> <BR> Do you have NEW GOALS fo a NEW YOU? <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Jan 2010 19:01:54 EST December Chill - general chat You can come here and let us know what you are doing to keep down the STRESSORS of the season. Cold mornings, ways that you keep warm or what you are doing to keep your program going thru the holidays. <em>465</em> <em>442</em> <em>460</em> <em>500</em> <em>425</em> Thu, 3 Dec 2009 20:43:01 EST SPCA Book Sale Is next week-end (3-6 Dec) at Birdcage. <BR> <BR> Anyone want to meet up; browse, shop and have lunch. <BR> I can meet all 4 days, or a specific day in case you can't meet the same day. <BR> <BR> Let's support this worthy cause! <BR> <BR> Joan (phone # by Spark Mail) Sun, 29 Nov 2009 12:21:16 EST Only a few days left of November How will you spend the last few days of November? <BR> Putting up Christmas lights, eating left over turkey? <BR> Working off those extra pounds from the big meals? <BR> Inquiring minds need to know. <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Sat, 28 Nov 2009 08:29:38 EST New Team Photo (Nov '09) The new team photo was taken at the November 18th potluck & craft sharing get together at the Arden Library. In the photo (L to R): SMASHY1, MIMULUSBUG, SWEETERINA71, TUBBYHUBBY340; in the bottom right hand corner is the 'thumb' shadow of the helpful library security guard that took the photo for us; LOL!! <BR> <BR> The potluck included: homemade 'hamburger&vegie soup", yummy pecan-cranberry-sweet-potatoes, and sinfully delicious Yoplait Crème Caramel Delights (only 100 calories per serving!... Fri, 20 Nov 2009 03:01:45 EST October top 10 Team Leaders - Way to go! Below are list of the top 10 team leaders for Spark Points & Fitness Minutes. If you have time please stop by their Spark Pages and congratulate them for their hard work and for inspiring all of us to keep hanging in there. Way to go!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> --------------------------- <BR> SPARK POINTS: October Leaders <BR> <BR> 1) SOULCOLLAGESUE 2,658 <BR> 2) GILLIANMASTERS 2,451 <BR> 3) WINGEDFANTASY 2,029 <BR> 4) MJA716 1,504 <BR> 5) ROCKINCHICK ... Tue, 17 Nov 2009 00:48:13 EST November pot luck & sharing session Hi all! <BR> <BR> Can you believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner?! I'm looking forward to it and dreading it at the same time. I usually over indulge during holiday meals, parties & dinners; so need and want to connect w/SacSpark folks for ideas and strategies for staying on track during the next 2 months. <BR> <BR> So, tomorrow I'm going to be checking out available days/times at the Arden-Arcade library on Marconi. I'm hoping to find lunch time slot for next week for another ... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 03:46:56 EST invitation to walk good morning everyone! I just wanted to give a shout out and let everyone know that we walk william land park every morning m-f.. it's an early walk.. we meet between 6:45 and 7:15 am. we begin at my home and walk to the park, do a loop through the park and back to my place.. all are welcome.. it takes about an hour and a half and is aproximately 5 miles in length... if you want to meet in front of the zoo and just do the park portion of the walk, it takes less 30 minutes and is aproximately ... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 09:11:27 EST Starting over is always the hardest part So i'm back! I was on spark about a year ago, i had lost 20 pounds and now i've gained a lot of it back and it's very disappointing. BUT i am happy to be back with Sparkpeople and today is my first day of actually controlling my food completely and not going over my daily goal, AND i am back to jogging in the mornings (well only a few days a week but it counts)! Hope to make some new friends on here to help each other keep the commitment- i know i need it, so i would like to be there for some... Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:04:08 EST Watt & Northrup/Walk Buddy? Greetings... Sac Sparkles <em>422</em> Wed, 14 Oct 2009 21:48:31 EST Hi Everyone I've been on and off SparkPeople for a few years now. I'm ready to come back and start anew. I hope with this team's help I can receive the encouragement I need to stay motivated. Mon, 28 Sep 2009 17:48:11 EST Holy Caloric Intake Fatman! Morning all, <BR> <BR> Just read awesome blog: "Holy Caloric Intake Fatman!" by TUBBYHUBBY340. There is so much in this blog - that you'll find something in it that touches you. If you have time please check it out & encourage him. <BR> <BR> If you like this blog, please hit the I like this blog button so that it might be pushed up to the corporate spark folks for recognition. <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> Sat, 19 Sep 2009 09:15:30 EST Hello There! I've been meaning to fill out my profile info and actually start using this account for quite a while now. Looks like I'm ready now! <BR> My name is Erin, I'm 38 and live near downtown. My goal is to lose about 75 pounds and eventually be able to complete a full marathon. I've got a LONG way to go until then. <BR> Looking for advice, support and that kind of stuff. <BR> Cheers! Erin Sun, 13 Sep 2009 22:49:37 EST Sept 15 11:30 lunch/potluck meet up Hoping to see you this Tuesday Sept 15th at Arden Library meeting room. I thought it would be nice to recognize our SparkPeople during the month of August and be able to share some food with each other. <BR> <BR> -Sabrina <BR> <BR> --more info below-- <BR> <BR> SAC-SPARKLES AUGUST HUDDLE CHALLENGE AWARDS & <BR> SPARK-PEOPLE RECIPE SHARING/MEET UP <BR> <BR> September 15, 11:30am to 12:30pm <BR> Arden Library, Meeting Room <BR> 2443 Marconi Avenue <BR> Sacramento CA 95821 <BR> <BR> Join ... Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:16:26 EST A new team for SACRAMENTO STATE WORKERS <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=36164 </link> <BR> <BR> HI... A TRANSFORMATION (KATHY) has set up a new team for State of California workers in the Sacramento area. This is the posting she made on the SPARK SACRAMENTO team. Hope that all you state workers can join her in what should be a very interesting team. <BR> QUOTE FROM SPARK SACRAMENTO <BR> "Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just set up a team within the team....for state employees. <BR> <BR> Thou... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 17:47:39 EST SEPT-OCT DAILY BLOG CHALLENGE! OK SAC-SPARKIES! <BR> <BR> I'll be on vacation the end of September & first part of October, so thought I'd suggest a September-October 'daily blog' challenge. The basic challenge is to blog everyday in Sept (30 days) & Oct (31 days) for a total of 61 daily blogs for the next 2 months. <BR> <BR> Last month we had 1.8% participation of our membership. So the next two months I hope we get 2.5% participation. I'll try to check up on all our members that are blogging each day so I can generat... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 23:07:26 EST Hi, I am new to this team Hi, I am new to this team, but not to sparkpeople. I am a friend of Mimulusbug's, and I live in the Carmichael area. I just had surgery, but hope to join you all soon for a walk! Thu, 13 Aug 2009 17:46:38 EST FatSacSistas August Super Challenge!#@!!! OK. There's 2 crazy ladies in Sacramento who think it might be fun to come up with specific time period challenges for their team members. So I'm like: hey crazy-fun ladies, this team might be worth checking out. So I joined their team. <BR> <BR> So guess what the FATSACSISTAS August super challenge is???: <BR> <BR> "BURN 700 CALORIES ONE DAY THIS MONTH" !!#@!! <BR> <BR> Are they CRAZY!!! <BR> <BR> I can barely get 300 calories worth of exercise done in one day!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Excuuuu... Sat, 8 Aug 2009 10:15:08 EST Hi There! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Jackie and I just joined! I live and work in Sac and thought this would be a great team to be a part of. :) Thu, 6 Aug 2009 12:11:51 EST AUGUST HUDDLE CHALLENGE !!! OK SAC-SPARKIES! <BR> <BR> The August Challenge (should you decide to participate) is to HUDDLE YOUR BOOTIE OFF for the rest of the month of August! Blame this one on SHASTA11, LOL! <BR> <BR> OK, this team currently has 109 members so SHASTA11 suggested that we shoot for 109 huddles in a day; or 1 huddle by all of our team folk. I however am a bit pessimistic about achieving a day where everyone on our team huddles, but believe that if several of us "huddle our bootie off" we could reach 1... Thu, 6 Aug 2009 09:11:12 EST Sac Sparkles - bicyclists & mountain bikers I'm starting this topic in the effort to connect Sacramento Sparkies that like to get out side on their bicycle or mountain bike. If you love riding your bike outdoors and want to include bicycling as part of your exercise options please post post response message to this topic or send me a spark mail and I can post here in updates to the message. <BR> <BR> <em>217</em> Wed, 5 Aug 2009 21:11:54 EST SacSparkles Runners- -Joggers I'm starting this topic in the effort to connect our team members that are running and jogging in Sacrameto. If you are please post response message to this topic or send me a spark mail and I can post here in updates to the message. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- <em>312</em> -- <em>57</em> -- <BR> Team Members that are running (including half-marathons): <BR> <BR> DAREVS <BR> JMCCABE72 <BR> SACGIRL <BR> DUKKYSGIRL86 <BR> LORIK4EVER <BR> SOULCOLLAGESUE <BR> JACKIE032809 <BR> SWEETERINA71 <BR> BETTYMA... Wed, 5 Aug 2009 20:34:06 EST Walking in Sacramento Please see 1/8/10 update. Tue, 28 Jul 2009 10:20:11 EST Arden Area Walking Buddy Wanted Hi I'm new to this spark group and just wanted to say hi! I live near American river college but go to CSUS if anyone ever needs a walking partner in the evening in the Arden area I'm always up for it! I'm still a big girl so my pace isn't the quickest, but I'm willing to push my self:) my walking partner/boyfriend is leaving for the army early sept and along with him goes my motivation to do anything! so let me know If anyone needs a walking buddy :) I would like to go 3x plus a week :) Mon, 27 Jul 2009 18:20:36 EST FatSacSistas - New Sacramento Spark team One of my very inspiring Spark peeps, SACGIRL (she's down 60# and still loosing), has created a new Sacramento Spark Team that I think some Sacramento Sistas should check out! According to the team blurb for FatSacSistas: <BR> <BR> "This team was started by two crazy ladies in sactown. Two ladies who want to lose weight and have fun at the same time." <BR> <BR> I for one love to be around inspiring women who know how to have fun and laugh! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Fri, 17 Jul 2009 22:19:50 EST For our older team members I'm going to be 65 next month and am looking for team members in the same age bracket to get together for light walking, talking, lunch, meetings at each others homes for games or whatever, going to movies, etc. <BR> <BR> This would be a great way to actually meet the people we "talk" with. We all need friends and activities to keep us going and getting together would be a nice way to do it. <BR> <BR> So, please contact me and let's get going supporting each other and having fun at the same... Wed, 15 Jul 2009 13:23:16 EST Help I'm having trouble with the SP site and am not getting any msgs. <BR> <BR> Please reply to this so I can determine if it's fixed now or not. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone's week is going well. Keep the Spark. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Thu, 9 Jul 2009 12:52:07 EST Join picnic at Wm. Land Park Friday July 10th 6PM If you can't make it to family walk at 5pm, please consider joining us for picnic following the walk around 6PM! <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> Sat, 4 Jul 2009 21:53:51 EST Join walk at Wm. Land Park Friday July 10th 5PM Come join Sacramento Sparkles team Friday July 10, 2009 for family walk at 5PM and/or picnic in lovely William Land Park at 6:PM. <BR> <BR> For family walk please wear comfortable shoes and bring a smile and water for sipping. For family picnic, please bring enough for you/your family and 2 quests plus anything else that will help you relax, get comfortable and have fun at the park (i.e. blankets, lawn chairs, frisbees, etc.) Iced bottled water at the picnic will be provided by the SacSpark... Sat, 4 Jul 2009 21:49:10 EST evening walking Is there anybody that lives in the area by CSUS that would be interested in walking in the evening? I would like to get a group of us together now that the heat is finally here. I have fibromyalgia so too hot or too cold outside does me in.. that's why I prefer late evening walking...please let me know how that sounds to others. Thanks for your help Sun, 28 Jun 2009 14:39:43 EST Sacramento events & location photos this month <em>272</em> Sacramento is such an awesome town for Spark People to live, work and play. So if you happen to capture a great photo of some cool activity or event in the River City please take time to post it here with a brief description of the activity/event and or location shown in the photo and the date/month it was taken. Wed, 24 Jun 2009 00:08:37 EST Game: A movie star's 10 movies How about a little movie-actor game?? <BR> <BR> What we do is, add one at a time a movie that a certain movie star has been in till we get ten movies listed. <BR> The member who gets the tenth one gets to choose the next movie star and so on.... <BR> <BR> Johnny Depp <BR> 1) <BR> 2) <BR> 3) <BR> 4) <BR> 5) <BR> 6) <BR> 7) <BR> 8) <BR> 9) <BR> 10) <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Jun 2009 23:52:09 EST June 2009 Goal: 30 min Walk in the Park! Come on folks, lets all enjoy this beautiful June weather and get our bootie's out to our neighborhood parks. Pick your favorite park in Sacramento, take a walk and let us know which park you walked in, what time and what you thought of the park facilities and amenities etc. Tue, 23 Jun 2009 22:53:07 EST well hello there... hi all, <BR> <BR> i am havana and i am a sacramento native. born and raised here, lived here my whole life. im really excited to see that sparkpeople has its very own sacramento team maybe i'll see some of you around! =D Fri, 19 Jun 2009 23:39:54 EST New Team Leader (& Photo?) <em>213</em> Hello all, since the previous team leader has been MIA (missing in action) for a while I thought I'd volunteer for this position and hopefully get others to become team leaders as well. <BR> <BR> <em>434</em> I love the City of Sacramento's parks, rivers and creeks, flora and fauna, rich history and cultural diversity. I joined SacSparkles hoping to connect with folks that reside and exercise within the City Limits so to speak. Since I love McKinley Park I thought it would ... Wed, 17 Jun 2009 15:19:20 EST Sac. Parks Walking Group (McKinly,S oSide,Land Prk <em>68</em> The Sacramento Dept. of Parks & Recreation 'a walk in the park' program provides walking directions, distance and points of interest for three great city parks, I figure they would be the best parks to start new "Sacramento Parks Walking Group". I thought standing meet ups at 11AM (for morning folks) & 5PM (for evening folks) on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays would be simple to initiate. Just be there at the appointed time with some kind of "SPARK" identifier to connect w/folks an... Mon, 15 Jun 2009 07:08:36 EST An invite from SPARK SACRAMENTO team If you are a member of Sacramento Sparkles we would like to invite you to join us in a SHOW YOUR SPARK, meet and greet: <BR> This is your chance to meet and greet some of your team-mates at a SPARK PEOPLE RALLY. If you have Spark gear, be sure to wear it. Bring your water and perhaps a snack. We will meet at or near the West Steps of the State Capitol at 10:00 a.m. SATURDAY JUNE 27. A lap or two around the Capitol will be a good chance to stretch out and start your day.(no requirements, you d... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 20:24:13 EST FireCracker Run/Walk 10k/5k Hey there, All Sac Team Members <BR> I am new to SP started in April, lost 15 lbs so far... <em>244</em> <BR> I need I registered for my first Run/Walk. I should be ready by then, anybody want to join me? Sat, 30 May 2009 14:37:36 EST Flab What are you doing to help tone up the flab on your upper arms and thighs? Tue, 26 May 2009 00:51:54 EST May Meet and Greet Hi, <BR> <BR> Hope every one is meeting there goals this month. <BR> <BR> Our May Meet and Greet is this Saturday the 23rd at Fresh Choice, Madison and Sunrise at 2 pm. <BR> <BR> There is a banquet room we could use if we wish, although, I would have to know how many are coming to reserve it. <BR> <BR> I know this is a bad week-end most of you being Memorial Day week-end, but I hope you will make a special effort to join your team mates. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to seeing you. <BR> <BR... Tue, 19 May 2009 16:03:19 EST Meet and Greet in May I would love to see our team and the official Sacramento team get together in May for a Meet and Greet at Fresh Choice, Madison and Sunrise around 2 pm. I need to know what is best for you. <BR> <BR> Week-day: <BR> <BR> Week-end: <BR> <BR> Time: <BR> <BR> I will keep track and then post the day I think will be best. Suggestions welcomed. <BR> <BR> Please come out and greet and mingle and have a good time and support our teams. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:25:33 EST How much do you want to lose this week? I want to lose 4.2 pounds this week. How about you. Be sure to report back next Sunday and we can compare how we did! Sun, 26 Apr 2009 15:26:46 EST Lunch at Fresh Choice on 16 Apr Hi, Team Members <BR> <BR> K-Gecko and LilacsNRoses and I are meeting for lunch on the 16th at Fresh Choice, Madison and Sunrise at 2 pm. <BR> <BR> Please join us if you can. Thu, 9 Apr 2009 16:45:26 EST Looking for Buddy's Need more buddy's for mutual cheering on. Also, looking to get together to go to movies, eat out (tricky), play cards/board games. <BR> <BR> Joan Sat, 4 Apr 2009 01:38:33 EST Hello everyone. Hi, I am Kate, out of Citrus Heights. I am a Sacramento native, having grown up in the antelope/foothill farms area. I would love to talk to you all here, perhaps, we can set up hiking trips? Wed, 1 Apr 2009 17:21:31 EST Tax Day Tea Party in Sacramento! Good Morning Fellow Sacramentans! <BR> <BR> This may seem a bit off the subject, but when I'm stressed, I EAT! (And I'm trying to LOSE weight, not gain it!) <BR> <BR> Our government is apending trillions of dollars so fast I can't even keep track and they expect US to pay for everything. (Hard to do when so many of us have lost our jobs and pretty much everything else!) Anyway, there is a grassroots movement organizing to protest all the spending, pork, tax hikes, etc. I am working with t... Thu, 26 Mar 2009 11:34:08 EST Reaching Goals Hello, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to touch base with everyone and see how reaching your goal/s is working out. <BR> <BR> :) Veronica Thu, 5 Feb 2009 18:57:37 EST New Goal for Month Hello Sacramento!! <BR> <BR> I have added a new goal to our Team page. <BR> <BR> I would like to add more more goals. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? <BR> <BR> Let's try really hard to meet this goal and add more goals to our page. <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work!!! <BR> <BR> Veronica Sat, 31 Jan 2009 18:38:38 EST HELP WITH LOST BIRD - Rocklin/ oseville Hi, guys - I normally wouldn't post this on SparkPeople, but I'm desperate. <BR> <BR> My boyfriend has stage 4 brain cancer. On Friday he forgot his cockatiel was out of her cage and opened the back door. She flew out, got scared, and took off. He hasn't eaten since she left, and I'm afraid he will die from this instead of the cancer. If you are able, please post about this on local sites, at your churches, or at work. There is a reward for her return. She is a grey cockatiel with yell... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 01:10:26 EST Hello Hi all, my name is Tricia and I live in East Sacramento County. I've been on SP since April and just found this team. Just wanted to say HI and introduce myself. Tue, 7 Oct 2008 13:14:54 EST I need a running and biking partner I really want to get back into running/jogging, and i would like to also go biking but i don't want to go alone. Anyone up for working out together? I live in the Arden area in Sacramento- let me know! Tue, 22 Apr 2008 14:47:08 EST Sacramento Summer Workout- Boot Camp! Hey everyone! I don't know if anyone would be interested but i was planning to create a summer Boot Camp fitness class (free of course) to anyone in Sacramento who would like to find some workout partners and get their butts in shape! This semester i took a Boot Camp Fitness class, combined with this and my previous few months i've spent working out with a trainer- i have learned some really great workouts. Sometimes it's hard to keep motivated on your own, so i have a few friends who so far ... Wed, 9 Apr 2008 16:14:40 EST Hello Sacramentos Hi, my name is Christine. I was born and raised in sacramento. Glad to have friends in sac, be encouraged and know that you can succeed in anything you do. Pray for me because I will do the same. <em>252</em> Tue, 18 Mar 2008 17:48:22 EST Hi Everyone! Hi everyone. I'm a new member, looking to lose about 20 pounds. I lost around 60 in 2003-04 after graduating college, but plateaued after about six months of weight watchers It wasn't helped by switching meds a lot, but I'm back to belly dancing and working out (training for a 60 mile, 3-day charity walk!!), figuring out which meds are right for my body, and back to journaling my food (which I've always tried to do, but hasn't always helped). Hopefully the combo will get me to my goal weight ... Sun, 2 Mar 2008 00:41:53 EST Walking with a stroller? Obviously this weekend doesn't have the weather forecast for it, but anyone interested in walking along one of the river trails with a stroller? <BR> Fri, 25 Jan 2008 00:45:16 EST "Local" Body Transformation Contest Anyone interested in finding out more information about a LOCAL Body Transformation Contest? The first prize is a Hawaii getaway for two. It's free to enter. It starts in February and ends April 30th. This is for men and women. If you'd like more info, contact me on the Sparks email I'll fill you in. <BR> <BR> There will be help available to achieve your transformation goals. If interested, contact me ASAP as there will be some special assistance available as soon as January 26th. <BR> Wed, 16 Jan 2008 16:50:05 EST Hello Everyone! I just wanted to intro myself. My name is Dorothy; I will be turning 28 in thirteen days. 2008 is the year for me! This year I WILL get this weight to start coming off and I WILL keep it off. I've been heavy since I was about 7 years old, having to deal with the jokes, looks and comments from others (all the cruel kids and adults) who do not understand what it feels like to be overweight. I've got my 10 year high school reunion coming up later this year and I would love to walk in to the roo... Thu, 3 Jan 2008 15:49:33 EST Hello There Okay so I'm not really new here. I signed up a while ago but I've been so busy that I didn't have time or motivation to come here and post! I've been living in Sacramento for over a year now. It was a year in September! I'm going to Weight Watchers nearby and am involved in our little church just down the street. I haven't really made many friends though. Not enough to call and hang out with anyway... I used to work at Curves in West Sacramento, but I now work for an insurance company.... Tue, 18 Dec 2007 18:53:17 EST Tennis anyone?? - Central Sac area Hi there, <BR> <BR> I am looking for people who can play tennis, but not necessarily that great at it :) I'm not that great but I enjoy sports. Workouts that are fun to are awesome to me! There are several tennis courts around like off of Howe and down by Mckinely Park. Let me know before it starts to get too cold! <BR> <BR> Later, Noel Thu, 11 Oct 2007 21:23:32 EST Tahoe Park anyone?? I live near Tahoe Park and would love a walking partner. I like to take walks on Saturdays sometimes and the other days vary. I do most of my workouts at 24 fitness but I love nature so walking with someone would be awesome too! Thu, 11 Oct 2007 21:21:17 EST New to Team Hi everyone, <BR> I am from Auburn, but I lived in Midtown for 3 years. I have currently been here at SparkPeople for about 9 months and lost a total of 25 lbs. Then I just recently gained back 10 pounds <em>198</em> . <BR> I am back now trying harder than ever to get down to my goal weight and and stay there. Wed, 29 Aug 2007 15:13:37 EST Hello There I am new thought I would say hello to all of you! I am looking for a walking partner in the West Sacramento area, if anyone is interested!! <BR> <BR> Aimee <BR> <em>252</em> Sun, 12 Aug 2007 17:13:06 EST Hi Sacramento Sparkles!! Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am Farol, I've been around the board for awhile & have been on this team for about a year, but I've noticed it's not really that active, well, I don't get to many posts. Maybe that's because I don't post too much. =) Another thing I've noticed is that alot of you are in the South part of Sacramento or close by there. <BR> <BR> Well, I just became a Scentsy Consultant! Does anybody know what Scentsy is? Well, I will let you know!! It is the Hottest New Thing in Ca... Fri, 6 Jul 2007 19:04:33 EST HELP! hey guys..i just got back from texas and of course, gained three pounds in the process..WELL one of the goals i set for myself a while back (october) was to be within 20 pounds of my goal by the end of may..well currently im 178 =( so ive got almost 20 pounds to lose to be at my goal..i was wondering if anyone had any ideas? or if they could help me out at all? eek! Mon, 9 Apr 2007 12:48:26 EST Walking/Running for a cause I thought I would jump in and start a new board for those interested in charitable walks, runs, etc. There are so many local events that not only benefit a cause, but benefit our own bodies. <BR> <BR> I made a commitment to do a 10K on New Year's day 2008, but find I am ready to start sooner. Anyone else interested in some of these? <BR> (I have a bad knee, and sure can't run at this weight, but I can walk...would love to have someone commit to at least one of these with me!) <BR> <BR> 04/... Sat, 24 Mar 2007 16:24:16 EST anyone know where there is flat ground... close to rosemont wear I can skate with out falling too much... : <BR> Like a park or something Fri, 16 Mar 2007 03:46:06 EST Come join my team! I have started a new team called "Women's World Lovers". I found that I was quoting the magazine so much and sharing articles that I might as well start a team focused solely on the magazine. Hope you will join and come enjoy the fun! <BR> Brandy <em>8</em> Sat, 10 Mar 2007 13:57:41 EST Good Weigh in today! Well much better then I thought it would be. I thought maybe a pound or so down but I am 4 down this week. I know its a bit high for a week but it still felt good! :) Sun, 4 Feb 2007 14:28:45 EST McKinley Park Walking Group Hi everybody! I thought that I'd start a thread for those of us who would like to start walking at McKinley Park. <BR> <BR> To start with, I can commit to Tuesday's (starting next week) at 5pm. Does anybody else want to join me? <BR> <BR> Pele Tue, 30 Jan 2007 15:53:54 EST February Goals I know that a few of us have talked about setting small monthly goals I thought that I'd start a thread where we can post our goals for the month that we want to work on and post daily as to weather or not we made our goals for the day. Since January is almost gone I'll go ahead and post my goals for February. <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting 2-1-07: <BR> <BR> 1. eat within calorie range that SP sets for me at least 24 days in February. <BR> <BR> 2. drink at least 10 glasses of water per day. <... Mon, 29 Jan 2007 14:30:44 EST New to group from Carmichael! Hi! <BR> My name is Jen! I just found this group. I'm excited about finding some locals! <BR> Sun, 28 Jan 2007 18:51:32 EST Plans always change i am so irrated that everytime I plan to workout plans change. I guess I am not making working out a priority. I just had to complain for a sec. I guess I need to figuire out what my priorites are and if losing weight is one of them. Sorry about this message, I just needed to type. Sun, 21 Jan 2007 19:21:49 EST HELP depression set in this past week and I veered way off course. I even put on 1/2 a pound. I had a very bad attitude to start the week..."Why bother I am not losing anyway". (I hadn't lost when I weighed in on Monday). I want this so bad, but maybe not bad enough. <BR> Tami <em>39</em> Sat, 20 Jan 2007 13:54:08 EST JANUARY GOALS MY GOAL IS 8 POUNDS & WORK OUT EVERYDAY FOR AT LEAST 45 MIN....& DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER <BR> <BR> Thu, 18 Jan 2007 10:48:39 EST Carmichael Area??? <em>192</em> I am wondering if anyone would be interested in a local weight loss challenge.... I need something to motivate me, like others working towards the same goal & that will hold me accountable... anyone me back Tue, 16 Jan 2007 21:08:11 EST New to Sac. Hello, my name is Brandy and I just wanted to introduce myself. I just recently moved here to Placer county in Dec. from the steaming hot Arizona and I am ready to lose some weight! Glad to be a part of the group. <BR> <em>8</em> Mon, 15 Jan 2007 19:36:25 EST Breakfast I started (today) eating oatmeal and fruit for breakfast. It was really good and filling. Anyone else have breakfast ideas? Fri, 12 Jan 2007 14:57:34 EST TOPS Weight Loss Is anyone familiar with TOPS Weight Loss? <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm considering joining the one at Valley Community Church, Sacramento. You can search for one near you on their web site. Anyone have any info on this group? Fri, 12 Jan 2007 11:20:18 EST Welcome <em>235</em> to the team Kellieborja! How are you? <BR> <BR> <BR> Pele Tue, 5 Dec 2006 16:32:43 EST walking group I will be returning to town on the 12 and wondered if anyone is interested in walking as a group. I am located southeast of town and will be working 8:30 to 4:30pm. If you think this is something you would like to do say when and where. Since Sacto is so large we may be in need of more than one location. <em>68</em> Tue, 5 Sep 2006 14:59:57 EST Hi and welcome! <em>235</em> MINERVAMOOSE! Thanks for joining me here. I live in the Natomas area. I look forward to getting to know you. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>86</em> Wed, 9 Aug 2006 16:00:33 EST Goals Hi~ <BR> <BR> I just wanted to start a SparkTeam for the Sacramento area. My goal is to get back to my sexy self. Heehee! Come on in, sit down and relax. Let's talk about SP. Check out my SparkPage. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> <em>86</em> Tue, 1 Aug 2006 18:45:02 EST