SparkPeople California Natives Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=4003 Despite its name, this team is NOT limited to those born in California! If you love the Golden State, or just love the conversation threads we have going here, this team is for you! SparkPeople California Natives Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=4003 The Color Run 5k – Ventura - Oct 19, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x55012316 Anyone interested in joining me for this event? It looks like big fun!!! Not only that, we get $5 off the event fee if we have a team of 4+. <BR> <BR> I'm not a runner, but I can jog/walk or walk depending on who I'm with. 5k = 3.1 miles, that is totally do-able! <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> <em>268</em> <em>268</em> <em>268</em> <em>268</em> <BR> <BR> The Color Run 5k will take place on October 19th, 2013 at the Ventura County Fairground! <BR> <BR> The Color Run, also known as... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:24:02 EST I am new to sparks but I am native http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4003x45822939 I am trying to get 50 women to hula hoop with me for my fiftieth Birthday next november. It is now open to any age women but you have an out of shape beginners who can laugh at yourself while dropping your hoops. Hooping is not my primary exercise it is just a silly sideline. But I thought it would be a fun celebration of a fit lifestyle change.We can practice and get fit in our own communities and join together on my birthday to hoop it up and have fun.I am also into urban homesteading and ... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 16:37:41 EST SUMMERTIME exercise ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x42499400 When the weather turns warm, people turn to the outdoors more, for exercise! What are your favorite summertime workouts right now? Are you using a gym just as much? less? Any one doing anything like rowing, kayaking, waterskiing, or ...? <BR> <BR> Share your summertime activities for exercise here! Sat, 18 Jun 2011 11:49:09 EST Container Gardening, or gardening otherwise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x42499345 Natives, Natives: <BR> <BR> What does YOUR garden grow? Any tips or revelations as the gardening season commences? <BR> <BR> Share what you're growing, and your ideas and frustrations here!! Sat, 18 Jun 2011 11:45:49 EST HELP! What's going on in YOUR area??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4003x36350736 Use this thread to post links to websites which advertise health and fitness related events and information pertinent to your area of California! <BR> Simply <BR> 1) describe what one would find at the posted link <BR> 2) State the area/town represented <BR> 3) Post the link <BR> <BR> Let's keep each other informed of what's going on in our beautiful state! Sun, 29 Aug 2010 13:28:49 EST For your HEALTH! Post and Read alerts/news here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4119x4003x36350432 Whooping cough is at epidemic levels here in Northern CA- particularly Shasta County. For more information on how you can remain protected, please refer to the link below: <BR> <BR> https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=g<BR>mail&attid=0.1&thid=12ab5b406af23de8&m<BR>t=application/pdf&url=https://mail.goo<BR>gle.com/mail/?ui%3D2%26ik%3D42b8c5f6c9<BR>%26view%3Datt%26th%3D12ab5b406af23de8%<BR>26attid%3D0.1%26disp%3Dattd%26zw&sig=A<BR>HIEtbQP5FPrMiIR_KZC8I-Q22lcZmttFA Sun, 29 Aug 2010 13:11:17 EST What is your biggest obstacle right now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4003x34188517 ... to losing weight? <BR> <BR> Is it something temporary? A medical setback or a current event that prevents you from being organized? Or is it all in your head? <BR> <BR> <BR> Right now, I have unexplained pain, which will hopefully be explained through my upcoming CT scan. And hopefully, that explanation will not be anything alarming. Until then, I'm just taking ibuprofen and trying to bed earlier, toget more sleep, since whatever it is I have going on makes me so tired. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 16 May 2010 23:42:17 EST Any great health-related reads out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4119x4003x33322101 Beside our favorite book, "THE SPARK", what other favorite health/fitness/diet/nutrition/wellness/coo<BR>k books have you read, or heard about? <BR> <BR> Right now, I'm reading a book called, "Transcend" by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, MD. It's a book on longevity studies and tips. Pretty interesting stuff. <BR> <BR> Share your favorite health-related books! Fri, 9 Apr 2010 15:39:34 EST Today did you do cardio outside today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x32512886 Did anyone do their cardio outside today? Sun, 7 Mar 2010 20:25:10 EST Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x32394254 What's happening with eveyone's weather in Calif. today. In El Dorado Hills it is raining and snow expected in the foothills. Wed, 3 Mar 2010 00:45:48 EST Wii FIT, anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4003x30702863 How many here have and/or use a Wii fit system? <BR> <BR> Do you like it? <BR> Is it easy to use? <BR> Does it help you to be more consistent with exercise? <BR> What are your favorite workouts? <BR> Has cost been an obstacle to trying it? <BR> Has technological know-how been a reason to avoid it? <BR> Have you seen results since using it? <BR> <BR> I was told today by a lady in Target that people are actually canceling gym memberships because they find the system so effective. I don't ... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 23:29:38 EST California newcomers, Q and A http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4003x29618101 A lot of us here are natives "by proxy", finding ourselves in this great state by way of a spouse's or our own relocation. If you are new to CA, and have questions about your area, or the state in general, this is the place to ask away! Plenty of natives are standing by... :) <BR> <BR> <em>48</em> Mon, 9 Nov 2009 01:04:36 EST Native Californian Condominium complex! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x29618032 Right next to the beach... the mountains... the desert.... whichever view you fancy! Ten floors, no elevators -- you have to take the stairs. The units are huge and they all have an awesome view. Top floors are for those who weigh the most. Lower floors available anytime you lose a pound -- one floor down for every pound lost. <BR> <BR> I'm on the fourth floor now (of building 150) but I've got a deposit on a cute unit down below on the third floor. Those of you in the 140's...you're in b... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 00:54:46 EST calorie count/ weigh in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x28910380 Do this daily, or weekly. Even monthly. <BR> <BR> calories: 906 <BR> weight: 156.5 Wed, 7 Oct 2009 00:39:10 EST What did your workout consist of, today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x28910273 1 hour of Iyengar Yoga <BR> 22 min: 2 mile run <BR> <BR> <em>417</em> <em>182</em> Wed, 7 Oct 2009 00:26:48 EST Healthy Foods, A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x28910250 Apricots <BR> Wed, 7 Oct 2009 00:24:45 EST Discuss Sparkguy Chris's book, "THE SPARK" here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x28831998 If you haven't already pre-ordered your copy of the long awaited sparkpeople book, "The Spark", you can do so via this link: <BR> <BR> http://book.sparkpeople.com/default.asp?<BR>f=icon <BR> <BR> Pre-orderers get bonus spark points, gift certificates, and more, as well as a reduced cost for the book. <BR> <BR> I'm eager to read Chris Downie's words, as I am sure we all are. Let's use this thread to have a discussion about the book, for those of us who plan to read it! <BR> <BR> <em>14... Sat, 3 Oct 2009 15:27:56 EST What changes for you in the fall? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x28038857 do any of you switch up your exercise routine? Or what you prepare for food.... as fall approaches? How many of us are able to (or simply want to and can) maintain our current health and fitness routines? <BR> <BR> For me: <BR> <BR> In the fall, I pull out the crockpot more, and don't exercise outdoors as much... (darker).... <BR> <BR> How about u? Sat, 29 Aug 2009 14:45:40 EST Us California Natives need to be more active. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x26903169 I cannot believe we have so few members on our team and we are not very active. I keep spreading the Spark but so far I have only had two people join and they don't do much on the website. I even printed up the business cards and left them in different places around town. What does everyone think about this? <em>213</em> Fri, 10 Jul 2009 10:42:26 EST WEEKLY WEIGH-IN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4119x4003x24001020 Trying to lose ten pounds at at a time. <BR> <BR> START: 2/26/09: 164.5 <BR> <BR> WEIGHT: 3/04/09: 159.5 <BR> <BR> WEIGHT: 3/13/09: 158.5 <BR> <BR> WEIGHT: 3/21/09: 157.5 <BR> <BR> GOAL: By OCTOBER '09: 127 lbs <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Sat, 21 Mar 2009 15:48:03 EST Hangin' by the pool: General chit chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x23899870 Grab your towel and sunscreen, and come join us! Post general chat comments and questions here, while "hangin' out by the pool"! <BR> <BR> <em>464</em> Wed, 18 Mar 2009 01:41:20 EST SUCCESS story or CHALLENGE story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x23899778 Do you have a success story to share? <BR> Maybe you have encounterd hardship, and need support? <BR> <BR> Share your story here. Your story can be related to nutrition, weight, fitness, health, or personal situation. Let's motivate, inspire and support each other through this journey toward better health! Wed, 18 Mar 2009 01:29:52 EST Favorite SP exercise video? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x23899683 I like all of coach nicole's workout videos. One of my favorites, because it packs a lot of punch for the time spent, is her "Cardio blast" workout. <BR> <BR> Do any of you have other favorite exercise videos here on SP? If not here on Sparkpeople, what are some of your favorite workout DVDs? Share here! Wed, 18 Mar 2009 01:19:00 EST SHARE favorite SP recipes here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x23899661 Do you use the sparkpeople recipe database? What is one of your favorite recipes? Let's share and swap SP recipes. They are so easy to add to your nutrition tracker, and many of them are so easy, economical, and delicious. <BR> <BR> My fav: "Dana's turkey Burkers" Wed, 18 Mar 2009 01:17:00 EST Introduce yourself, tell us THREE goals you have! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4003x23899635 I'm Lisa in Redding, CA. I was born in Mt. View CA (bay area), but have lived here in Redding for the last 40 years. I'm a 7th generation native. I have a goal to: <BR> <BR> lose 30 more pounds <BR> focus more on my yoga practice (at least 3 times a week) <BR> implement daily meditation more regularly <BR> <BR> What about you? <BR> <em>91</em> <em>9</em> <em>108</em> Wed, 18 Mar 2009 01:14:35 EST Your California weather report http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x23899570 Where in CA are you right now? And what's the weather like where you are? <BR> <BR> ME: Redding, CA (north of Sacramento). <BR> Today was in the 60's, partially cloudy and damp from yesterday's flash flood! Wed, 18 Mar 2009 01:09:20 EST What does your weekly exercise plan look like? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x23899539 What kind of cardio do you do? And how often? Do you strength train? Are you one who enjoys "home" workouts with DVDs, home equip., or sparkpeople videos? Do you go to a gym? Tell us what your fitness plan consists of! <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Mar 2009 01:05:46 EST What nutrition/diet plan are you following? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x23899503 Are you a fan of The Zone? Maybe you are a "South Beacher". Do you employ the principals outlined in "skinny bitch"? Or do you have your own regimented nutrition plan that you have devised? Let us know what nutrition plan you are following here.....how long you've been doing it, and how it's working for you! <BR> <BR> Here's what I'm currently doing: <BR> <BR> Plan: The Alternate Day Diet <BR> Time: 3 weeks <BR> So far: Lost 6 lbs <BR> <BR> Do-able. You eat close to your RMR one da... Wed, 18 Mar 2009 01:02:26 EST NORTHERN CA health and fitness events http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4119x4003x23796551 Post any upcoming health and fitness events, conventions, retreats, etc for Northern CA, for the current year, here! Sat, 14 Mar 2009 18:11:26 EST Southern CA health and fitness events: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4119x4003x23796464 Post any SO cal health or fitness events for the current year, here! <BR> <BR> Sat, 14 Mar 2009 18:05:38 EST Anyone going to the SP convention? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4003x23611974 May 2nd, Saturday, at the San Diego Convention center. Is anyone on this team going? I'm going to attend (along with my husband and best friend). We're pretty excited! There's another team for people attending or interested in attending, if you want more information. I hope to see some of you there! <BR> <em>224</em> Sun, 8 Mar 2009 21:05:58 EST Hello California Natives People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x20667297 Hi everyone, <BR> I want to get this group going again, and I will need your help. Lets start posting, and getting active again. I promise, I will make it fun! <BR> Let's start with...How have you enjoyed the Calif. weather so far? <BR> Jeanne Wed, 3 Dec 2008 15:29:55 EST 5th generation Bay Areadite... does that count? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x17560424 I moved north in 1971 but I'm still weird for up here. Sun, 10 Aug 2008 22:29:02 EST Seasonal Produce in April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x13645139 N = newly in season <BR> P = peak of season <BR> W = winding down <BR> <BR> Artichokes (P) <BR> Asparagus (P) <BR> Avocado, Haas (N) <BR> Beans, fava (N) <BR> Beets (N) <BR> Broccoli <BR> Cabbages <BR> Carrots <BR> Celeriac / celery root <BR> Chard (W) <BR> Fennel <BR> Garlic, green (W) <BR> Greens: collards, dandelion, lettuces, nettles <BR> Grapefruit <BR> Kale (W) <BR> Leeks (W) <BR> Mushrooms, morels (P) <BR> Nopales <BR> Onions, spring <BR> Onions, sweet: Texas (N) <BR> Orange Navel (W)... Wed, 2 Apr 2008 18:45:07 EST Health Benefits of Lycopene http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4119x4003x13373806 Lycopene is a phytochemical found generously in tomatoes. Contrary to logical conclusions, lycopene are more effectively absorbed into the body when it’s cooked through. In its raw form, the nutrient is too large to be absorbed by the body. So, in order to obtain the lycopene benefits from tomatoes, use processed or cooked versions. For example, canned tomatoes, jarred salsa, ketchup, spaghetti sauce, sautéed fresh tomatoes, tomato paste, and tomato soup are all ideal sources of lycopene. Add... Mon, 24 Mar 2008 20:08:51 EST The Beauty of March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x12877843 March is home to a number of things: <BR> <BR> National Caffeine Awareness Month <BR> National Frozen Food Month <BR> National Nutrition Month <BR> National Women's History Month <BR> Poison Prevention Awareness Month <BR> <BR> National Frozen Food month is dedicated to frozen food, so it's the best time to stock up on frozen goodies. The best deals are available right now. <BR> Thu, 6 Mar 2008 04:07:31 EST I Have Many Issues Right Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x12861877 My allergies are coming back. Last year I needed a prescription for post nasal drip (for my sore throat, congested head, runny nose), a separate $200 prescription just for my eyes, and antibiotic eye drops because they took so long to see me that I developed an eye infection. That hospital is grossly incom*ete*t (* star the letter p, really that's consider profanity!?!?!?), not updating my primary care physician. So even after telling them who I'm going to see, I was waiting for a completely ... Wed, 5 Mar 2008 15:10:27 EST Seasonal Produce in March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12734184 N = newly in season <BR> P = peak of season <BR> W = winding down <BR> <BR> artichoke (P) <BR> Asparagus (N) <BR> Cabbage (P) <BR> Carrots (P) <BR> Cauliflower (P) <BR> Collards (P) <BR> Fennel (P) <BR> Garlic, green (P) <BR> Mushrooms, norels (N)) <BR> Peas, Edible Pods (N) <BR> Salad Mix, spring (N) <BR> Sunchoke (W) <BR> Cherimoyas (W) <BR> Kiwi (W) <BR> Kumquat (W) <BR> Navel Oranges (P) <BR> <BR> TIP: If you haven't tried white asparagus or don't like green asparagus, try white asparag... Sat, 1 Mar 2008 03:56:28 EST Pasta & Grain Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12672093 Since not all recipes get approved on sparkpeople, I thought I'd create a thread for recipes we can include independently. Here's the one for pasta and grain dishes. If you create a recipe that's ideal for someone with a specific food allergy or something like that, please capitalize it and put it on the first line of your entry. For example, <BR> <BR> CELIAC-FRIENDLY <BR> <BR> Roast Chicken <BR> <BR> blah blah blah Thu, 28 Feb 2008 00:22:14 EST Ways to Eat More Fruits & Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12628073 1) Roasted Vegetables coated in extra-virgin olive oil(my choices are carrots, zucchinis, potatoes, and garlic with skins-on) <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 40 minutes. <BR> <BR> 2) Handful of baby tomatoes (portable, yummy, and a great snack) <BR> <BR> 3) A basic salad you build on throughout the day: start with lettuce of choice, mushroom, and baby tomatoes. Later add cucumbers, lemon zest, shredded carrots, radishes, etc. Just add more along the way. <BR> <BR> 4) ... Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:40:12 EST Breakfast Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12628017 My philosophy is to have as many things pre-cooked or selecting the simplest meals, so it's a matter of assembling everything. <BR> <BR> 1) Make oatmeal with milk and dried fruits such as raisins, cranberries, or apricots. <BR> <BR> 2) Rather than buying prepackaged, preflavor oatmeal packets, make them yourself. Prestir them apple flavors, brown sugar and nuts, dried apricots, or dried berries, etc. Use make them in oatmeal. <BR> <BR> 3) Make a bunch of hardboiled eggs ahead of time. ... Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:38:12 EST One-Pot/Pan Cooking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12577585 I run the risk of being overly repetitive with this thread, but sometimes we're not in the mood to make a huge meal. On those days, I certainly don't want to filter through a bunch of responses with recipes that are overly complicated, hence this thread. <BR> <BR> Since not all recipes get approved on sparkpeople, I thought I'd create a thread for recipes we can include independently. Here's the one for one pot/pan dishes. If you create a recipe that's ideal for someone with a specific food... Mon, 25 Feb 2008 02:12:44 EST Salad Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12577574 Since not all recipes get approved on sparkpeople, I thought I'd create a thread for recipes we can include independently. Here's the one for salad dishes. If you create a recipe that's ideal for someone with a specific food allergy or something like that, please capitalize it and put it on the first line of your entry. For example, <BR> <BR> CELIAC-FRIENDLY <BR> <BR> Greek Salad <BR> <BR> blah blah blah Mon, 25 Feb 2008 02:10:38 EST Snack Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12577568 Since not all recipes get approved on sparkpeople, I thought I'd create a thread for recipes we can include independently. Here's the one for snacks. If you create a recipe that's ideal for someone with a specific food allergy or something like that, please capitalize it and put it on the first line of your entry. For example, <BR> <BR> CELIAC-FRIENDLY <BR> <BR> Fruit Salad <BR> <BR> blah blah blah <BR> Mon, 25 Feb 2008 02:09:46 EST Appetizer Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12577562 Since not all recipes get approved on sparkpeople, I thought I'd create a thread for recipes we can include independently. Here's the one for appetizers. If you create a recipe that's ideal for someone with a specific food allergy or something like that, please capitalize it and put it on the first line of your entry. For example, <BR> <BR> CELIAC-FRIENDLY <BR> <BR> Chicken satay <BR> <BR> blah blah blah <BR> Mon, 25 Feb 2008 02:08:52 EST Soup & Stew Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12577555 Since not all recipes get approved on sparkpeople, I thought I'd create a thread for recipes we can include independently. Here's the one for soup & stews recipes. If you create a recipe that's ideal for someone with a specific food allergy or something like that, please capitalize it and put it on the first line of your entry. For example, <BR> <BR> CELIAC-FRIENDLY <BR> <BR> Chicken Soup <BR> <BR> blah blah blah <BR> Mon, 25 Feb 2008 02:07:30 EST Side Dishes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12577550 Since not all recipes get approved on sparkpeople, I thought I'd create a thread for recipes we can include independently. Here's the one for side dishes. IIf you create a recipe that's ideal for someone with a specific food allergy or something like that, please capitalize it and put it on the first line of your entry. For example, <BR> <BR> CELIAC-FRIENDLY <BR> <BR> Roast Vegetables <BR> <BR> blah blah blah <BR> Mon, 25 Feb 2008 02:06:17 EST Seafood Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12577544 Since not all recipes get approved on sparkpeople, I thought I'd create a thread for recipes we can include independently. Here's the one for seafood dishes. If you create a recipe that's ideal for someone with a specific food allergy or something like that, please capitalize it and put it on the first line of your entry. For example, <BR> <BR> CELIAC-FRIENDLY <BR> <BR> Braised Shrimp <BR> <BR> blah blah blah <BR> Mon, 25 Feb 2008 02:05:06 EST Vegetarian n-Friendly Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12577539 Since not all recipes get approved on sparkpeople, I thought I'd create a thread for recipes we can include independently. Here's the one for vegetarian-friendly dishes. Because some vegetarians consume fish and some are diligent to stay away from eggs, I want to specify that I plan to include recipes that contains eggs but not fish. Fish recipes will be found on the Seafood Recipes thread. If you create a recipe that's ideal for someone with a specific food allergy or something like that, pl... Mon, 25 Feb 2008 02:04:10 EST Poultry Dish Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12577518 Since not all recipes get approved on sparkpeople, I thought I'd create a thread for recipes we can include independently. Here's the one for poultry dishes. I'll create one for vegetarians shortly. If you create a recipe that's ideal for someone with a specific food allergy or something like that, please capitalize it and put it on the first line of your entry. For example, <BR> <BR> CELIAC-FRIENDLY <BR> <BR> Roast Chicken <BR> <BR> blah blah blah <BR> Mon, 25 Feb 2008 01:59:16 EST Meat Dish Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12577512 Since not all recipes get approved on sparkpeople, I thought I'd create a thread for recipes we can include independently. Here's the one for meat dishes. I'll create one for vegetarians shortly. If you create a recipe that's ideal for someone with a specific food allergy or something like that, please capitalize it and put it on the first line of your entry. For example, <BR> <BR> CELIAC-FRIENDLY <BR> <BR> New York Sirloin Steak <BR> <BR> blah blah blah Mon, 25 Feb 2008 01:57:45 EST Cabbage Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12577495 Zesty Cabbage Salad with Garlic and Lemon <BR> <BR> 1 small head cabbage (about 1 pound), damaged outer leaves removed, cored, and shredded <BR> 1/4 cup sea salt, or more to taste <BR> 6 garlic cloves, very finely chopped <BR> 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice <BR> 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil <BR> <BR> 1. Toss the shredded cabbage in a large bowl with the salt and let sit for 1 hour. (This will reduce the bitter taste resulting from the glucosinolates in the cabbage, which are broken... Mon, 25 Feb 2008 01:54:30 EST The Health Benefits of Cabbage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4119x4003x12577432 I recently read an article about the benefits of cabbage. And after talking to Jeanne, who's been sick, I remembered this recipe that called for cabbage. So I wanted to motivate people to eat cabbage more often. I don't think it's consumed often enough. My local Trader Joe's doesn't even carry it. <BR> <BR> Cabbage contains sulforaphane, a cancer-fighting chemical, that's shown to decrease cellular damage throughout the body. One cup of chopped cabbage contains 20 calories and two grams of ... Mon, 25 Feb 2008 01:44:37 EST Seasonal Produce in February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12547193 I think it's so important to consume seasonal produce, as they're the healthiest. Plus, I think it's important to have new experiences and try new things. Don't be afraid to try new foods because you might not like it. If you don't, it's not the end of the world. If you go to your local Farmer's Market, you can try samples, too. <BR> <BR> I'm making a commitment to visit the Farmer's Market at least twice a month and try at least two new foods a month now. Who wants to join me? <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 23 Feb 2008 20:05:12 EST Want to Know What Your Life Expectancy Is? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4119x4003x12547093 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Want to get some insight into what your expected mortality is? Take this test online! It provides some insight into how long you'll live based on your current lifestyle. It offers detailed information for why your mortality is what it states and what you can do to extend that number. It's broken down to personal, lifestyle, nutrition, medical, and gender. <BR> <BR> I was surprised to find out that my life expectancy is 81 years old! Last year when I took the test, I ... Sat, 23 Feb 2008 19:59:18 EST What's Your Favorite Workout DVD and Why? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4120x4003x12546991 We're all looking for ways to be fit, and some people find workout DVDs to be convenient. You get to do it in the privacy of our own home, it's affordable, you don't have to worry about commuting to the gym, and easy to follow. <BR> <BR> I like TAMILEE WEBB'S SCIENCE OF FITNESS, AM/PM STRETCH FOR LIFE, AND THE 15-MINUTE WORKOUT FOR DUMMIES. The Science of Fitness has some great ab workouts that have been scientifically proven to be most effective. I find it easy to follow. The stretching DV... Sat, 23 Feb 2008 19:54:06 EST The Beauty of February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4119x4003x12546691 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> February is American Heart health month. It’s a new year and a new opportunity to make healthier choices. Heart disease and stroke, worldwide, kills 16 women per minute and is the leading cause of death in women. But you can take preventive measures. <BR> <BR> Know Your Blood Pressure <BR> Get your blood pressure checked every year. If you have high blood pressure, reduce your salt intake and live a more active life. <BR> <BR> Don’t Smoke <BR> It’s easier said than d... Sat, 23 Feb 2008 19:40:17 EST The Beauty of February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x12467665 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> February is American Heart health month. It’s a new year and a new opportunity to make healthier choices. Heart disease and stroke, worldwide, kills 16 women per minute and is the leading cause of death in women. But you can take preventive measures. <BR> <BR> Know Your Blood Pressure <BR> Get your blood pressure checked every year. If you have high blood pressure, reduce your salt intake and live a more active life. <BR> <BR> Don’t Smoke <BR> It’s easier said than... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 03:39:13 EST Want to Know What Your Life Expectancy Is? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x12467386 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> It's my birthday! Yay! There's something about birthdays that make us reflect on our life experiences and future goals. (How much I've changed, what I've accomplished, how much time I have left, how much cake to eat, etc.) Well, anyways, there's a Life Expectancy Calculator everyone can take. It provides some insight into how long you'll live based on your current lifestyle. It offers detailed information for why your mortality is what it states, and what you can do to... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 02:44:50 EST New Co-Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x12262957 Hello to all my Calif. friends. I have been added as a Co-Leader, and I hope to get this room active! For starters, so I can get to know some of you better, tell me (us) where your from. I was born in San Fernando Hospital, and raised in Granada Hills. I moved to the Antelope Valley (high desert) in '84. I look forward to chatting with you all. <BR> Jeanne <BR> Co-Leader California Natives Wed, 13 Feb 2008 23:20:26 EST San Fernando Valley Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4003x11490692 Hi, <BR> I am from Encino. Any other Valley Girls or Valley Dudes out there? Sun, 20 Jan 2008 14:18:51 EST Another goal reached. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x10493800 I reached another goal, im so happy i am almost under 200 pounds. What a great feeling. With my new job and everything i have going on i havent walked to much lately. I live in Olivehurst and we just had rain and more rain. Today was nice but cold. Sat, 8 Dec 2007 21:46:18 EST What are you SP goals for Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x10444050 Hi All. What is everyone setting as their goal(s) to be accomplished by Christmas? I personally am working towards losing 10 pounds. <em>233</em> Wed, 5 Dec 2007 22:37:13 EST FIRES ....HOW HAVE THEY EFFECTED YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x9648286 tHIS IS SO SAD .. SO MANY HAVE LOST THEIR HOMES ..My home is not effected .. except for the bad air .. I can on imagine the fear and pain in volved see a fire coming towards you home .. we had one bad fire nesr us about 15 years ago .. we packed our stuff and we were ready .. what an awful feeling .. to any one that close .. GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS .. IT IS LIKE A SHOWER OF FLAMES .. Tue, 23 Oct 2007 01:47:48 EST the sun is shining http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x9553586 Today the sun is shining and i got to go for a walk. It was so nice, i love taking walks with my dogs they make it more interesting once we get out of the park.I feel realy good today. Wed, 17 Oct 2007 18:01:38 EST rain rain go away http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x9528041 I live in olivehurst and its raining, i hate it, im already kinda depressed today and the rain doesnt help.But my eating today has been under control,i want this so bad,sometimes my emotions control my eating like last night, the ice cream was good,but today is another day and God loves me. Today is what i make of it. <em>214</em> Tue, 16 Oct 2007 14:44:38 EST Today has been a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x9448512 The weather is nice today and i feel good,My food choices are getting better and its becoming easier to eat healthier,Wow, I never thought i would say that.My life is changing for the better and im excited about my future. <em>126</em> Thu, 11 Oct 2007 21:32:01 EST Hi im new to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x9402531 Hello everyone, my name is Deanna i live in Olivehurst, California, its nice to find a team closer to home. Im almost 42 and im married, im a first time grandma, thats a wonderfull feeling, so far i have lost 11 pounds and 3 inches, i finally feel like i can do this, as long as i dont try it alone, Tue, 9 Oct 2007 15:28:19 EST I am new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x9305236 Good-morning, <BR> Born and raised throughout SoCal, Glad to see a regional team. I am new to your team. <BR> Have a great week-end everyone <em>212</em> Thu, 4 Oct 2007 10:24:22 EST What Part of California Do You Live In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4003x8952053 Watsonville, CA over cast right now. Mon, 17 Sep 2007 10:24:22 EST fun things to do in LA that DON'T involve eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x8434215 any ideas? i hang out in the hollywood area and it seems most times i do i end up hanging out with friends who want to eat at 2 in the morning and then hang out and smoke. i love my friends and don't want to get rid of them but they ask me what else i would want to do at that time of night and i usually can't get a response in before someone mentions going for some coffee shakes at nova express. Tue, 21 Aug 2007 15:02:50 EST Does Anyone Know Where I Can Buy Tiger Bars? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x6450177 Hi, I live in the LA area. If anyone knows where I can buy Tiger bars, I'd really like to know. Thank you Wed, 9 May 2007 15:45:52 EST May is Water Awareness Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x6415296 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Please take advantage of water awareness month, and implement water to your daily activity to promote health. Water is moisturizing, detoxifying, and so important for us. Note: 8 cups of water isn't appropriate for everyone. To determine how much water you should consume, divide your weight in half and drink that in ounce sizes. You should drink more water in hotter environments. If you don't already have a Brita Filtration Pitcher, I strongly suggest buying one. The o... Tue, 8 May 2007 01:19:55 EST April is Cancer Awareness Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x5977565 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to share that April is Cancer Awareness Month. The statistics for cancer are staggering, and the majority of cancers are preventable. It begins with proper nutrition, going to the doctor regularly, giving yourself a monthly self-breast exam or self-testicular exam, moderate exercise, and being properly informed. <BR> <BR> For Women: Breast cancer is the leading cancer for women in the US. Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer and colorec... Fri, 13 Apr 2007 23:06:47 EST March is National Nutrition Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x5218346 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> In honor of National Nutrition Month, I encourage everyone to develop healthier eating habits and lifestyles. The goal: Include at least one healthy food source into your diet. It can start as a salad once a week but slowly increase it to three times a week. (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, for example) It seems so effortless to eat fresh fruit and yet it seems like such a chore. Here are some suggestions: <BR> <BR> 1) Go-gurt <BR> <BR> 2) Baby carrots for snacks <BR> <B... Mon, 5 Mar 2007 01:37:34 EST February is Heart Disease Awareness Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x4780003 Heart disease is the number one killer of women and causes nearly 500,000, that's half a million, deaths a year. 1 in 8 women, aged 45-64 has coronary heart disease. And this increases to 1 in 4 for women over the age of 65. The good news is that heart disease can be largely prevented. Eating healthfully, visiting your doctor regularly, the participation of people across the nation, and the positive contributions the color red and the red dress has has been linked with heart health. <BR> <BR... Tue, 6 Feb 2007 22:27:24 EST BIGSEAN - Doctor Referral http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x4368201 Hi Bigsean, <BR> <BR> Long time no posting from me. That has to change. Anyways, I was wondering if you by any chance can recommend a good foot doctor (podiatrist?) that specializes in making custom arch insoles in Pasadena. Any information will be helpful. Thanks! Fri, 12 Jan 2007 21:26:48 EST Are we ready for a new year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x4156654 Hey everyone are we really to jump into the new year with both feet and get health? <BR> <BR> I realize everyone is busy but we need to be there for each other and support each other. <BR> <BR> Lets join together I know I need to take off a minimum of 20 this year and keep it off. <BR> <BR> Catherine <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Sat, 30 Dec 2006 12:15:58 EST Happy Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x3845265 Hope you all have a great T-day. What are you all planning to do? I’m staying in-town, having dinner with my wife’s family, and putting up a new fence over the long weekend. :| <BR> <BR> Wed, 22 Nov 2006 12:09:23 EST Quick and healthy meal ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x3619237 Anyone have an interesting quick and easy meal suggestion? I never seem to have enough time in the morning. I'm a big fan of smoothies, and have one for breakfast most days: <BR> <BR> 1 medium banana <BR> 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries <BR> 3/4 cup low fat milk <BR> 1/4 cup orange juice <BR> 1 6oz Wight Watchers Vanilla Yogurt <BR> 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (21g protein) <BR> 8 ice cubes <BR> <BR> Put everything in a blender and mix for about 1 minute. For more volume, add ... Fri, 27 Oct 2006 11:49:21 EST Quick and healthy meal ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x3619232 Anyone have an interesting quick and easy meal suggestion? I never seem to have enough time in the morning. I'm a big fan of smoothies, and have one for breakfast most days: <BR> <BR> 1 medium banana <BR> 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries <BR> 3/4 cup low fat milk <BR> 1/4 cup orange juice <BR> 1 6oz Wight Watchers Vanilla Yogurt <BR> 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (21g protein) <BR> 8 ice cubes <BR> <BR> Put everything in a blender and mix for about 1 minute. For more volume, add ... Fri, 27 Oct 2006 11:48:58 EST Quick and healthy meal ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x3619201 Anyone have an interesting quick and easy meal suggestion? I never seem to have enough time in the morning. I'm a big fan of smoothies, and have one for breakfast most days: <BR> <BR> 1 medium banana <BR> 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries <BR> 3/4 cup low fat milk <BR> 1/4 cup orange juice <BR> 1 6oz Wight Watchers Vanilla Yogurt <BR> 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (21g protein) <BR> 8 ice cubes <BR> <BR> Put everything in a blender and mix for about 1 minute. For more volume, add ... Fri, 27 Oct 2006 11:45:59 EST Plateau... already? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x3546542 Im confused. Im watching my calories. Im going to the gym 3 to 4 times per week. Ive lost 10lbs, but cant budge past that. And so... feeling lots of discouraged. Whats up? Anna. Wed, 18 Oct 2006 16:11:08 EST Breast Cancer Awareness Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x3510786 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to remind everyone that it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I have a friend who's mother had breast cancer (she's still alive and strong), but b/c of this, breast cancer is really important to her. Her birthday also falls on the same day. Every year she always asks anyone interested in getting her a gift to donate to breast cancer. I just wanted to spread the word. You can buy something at www.komen.org, too. Sat, 14 Oct 2006 00:41:33 EST Best Workout DVDs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x3510694 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to recommend my favorite workout DVDs. I know that not everyone gets the proper encouragement from DVDs, but they're so convenient and cost friendly. Here are my top picks: <BR> <BR> Tamilee Webb: The Science of Fitness <BR> 8 Minute Abs <BR> AM/PM Stretch for Health <BR> <BR> The first one is more diverse, the second one is, well 8 minute ab workouts, and the third one is gentler but still a very good workout. I don't have too many, so list your favor... Sat, 14 Oct 2006 00:13:40 EST What is everyone's favorite workout routine? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x3408262 Hey, I'm just trying to gather thoughts good workouts. Sun, 1 Oct 2006 20:35:40 EST Introduce Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4003x3341018 Hi! <BR> <BR> My name is Jaymie. I created this team. There's really no theme for this team other than California. I'm the only person on this team now, but hopefully that'll change. Introduce yourself! Fri, 22 Sep 2006 12:15:02 EST