SparkPeople SparkSacramento- the Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9944 Sacramento Success SparkTeam! We are here to support you in your search for a healthy lifestyle. You will find interesting people,and make new friends . Let's do it together it's a lot more fun. SparkPeople SparkSacramento- the Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9944 Here I am again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x59512359 I'm Amy. I'm 57 and have been overweight since I hit my 30s. I've gained and lost and gained and lost and never really hit my target. I was on a good path a year ago, but then I had to change careers quickly to avoid unemployment. Starting that new job in a new field was scary, so I allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. And I went for it. I gained 17 pounds in one year. But I've settled into the job and now, after the shock of what I've gained wore off (sort of), I... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:50:22 EST I have returned-Shouldn't have left! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x58457978 I have returned to SparkPeople because I have enjoyed it and it worked-when I put in the required motivational umph. My motivation tends to come and go. At the moment I am hoping that THIS time things will really stick and that in a year I will still be here and be living a healthy life at a good weight. <BR> <BR> I keep trying to "like" exercising. So far my recumbant bicycle and Total Gym are the two pieces of equipment I keep returning to. Walking used to be enjoyable, but frankly, my... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:26:17 EST Hello, I am new to this site. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x58372032 Hello, my name is Caroline, I am 28 years old. I was born here in Sacramento, but grew up in Davis. I now live here in South Natomas and I am looking forward to hear from you all about anything that is anything. :) Sun, 29 Jun 2014 09:30:59 EST Holywooood Park!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x58114372 Looking for fitness & fun in my area of 24th & Fruitridge. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 01:01:06 EST Workout buddy needed!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x57378659 Looking for a female to workout with. I have a calfit membership. <BR> I don't work and I have a 3year old son. I've been trying to get motivated <BR> And I just can't seem to do it. I'm hoping someone out there could use <BR> Some motivation just like me... Let me know!! Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:32:51 EST candy's new love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x57338975 Hi there, I'm a 43 yr old woman making positive changes in my life over the past few years. I've struggled with many addiction in my life, my current being cigarettes and food, comfort food, food for every occasion, especially when exhausted. Over the past couple of years I've quit smoking only to gain 10-20 lbs, than start smoking only to lose 10-15 lbs. It's been a pattern to go back and fourth. I'm taken a Nutrition class and my professor assigned us to track our food for three days, well ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 01:14:51 EST New here (again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x56542690 Hello everyone! <BR> I started this journey toward a healthier me last year. Got sidetracked midway due to surgery. I am back and ready to make some much needed positive changes! Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:17:17 EST Elk Grove area - looking for a gym buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5179x9944x56155532 Hey there everyone, <BR> <BR> I live in Elk Grove and go to 24 Hour Fitness, aiming for 3-4 times a week. I prefer weight training (not too heavy, though, since I'm just starting out), but I'm open to other activities. I'm looking for a gym buddy to meet me at a local 24 Hour, preferably after work. Anyone interested? Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:02:51 EST Anyone in the Folsom area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x55945383 I'm looking for fellow sparkers in the Folsom area. I've got one friend here who is interested in getting fit, but sometimes relying on her to come with me to the gym doesn't get me very far... I'd love to meet some of you! Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:48:23 EST Exercising with Dogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x55454628 I recently move near the Sacramento area (Vacaville), and I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions on where to walk or hike with dogs. One of my dogs was attacked before we got him, so he has anxiety around unfamiliar dogs which rules out dog parks, but I like to do stuff where we both can get our exercise in. My older dog is fine with anything as long as she can stop to smell the roses, or a car bumper, or a lamp post. :) <BR> <BR> My boyfriend and I went to Davis a couple of weekends... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:48:03 EST Walking/jogging buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x54597153 I live in Natomas and looking for a walking/jogging buddy. I would prefer female, I live off Pebblewood....any takers? Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:20:33 EST Walking Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x53834082 Hi! My name is Mari, I have been on spark off and on for the last two years. My weight has been creeping up and i am at a point where my mobility is starting to be affected and my health is really taking a turn. I am 28 and I need to lose over 150 lbs. I am looking for a walking buddy who is in similar shoes. I leave near Arden. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:21:20 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x53826691 My name is Jamie and I am new to the whole Spark People thing... I want to try something new... I lost 150 pounds in the last two years and am now at a plateau... my goal is to lose another 100 pounds... All ideas are welcome... I am a believer of natural ways to lose weight instead of all the lose weight quick schemes... tried many and they don't work... I look forward in meeting you... thanks in advance and good luck to you all! :) Fri, 21 Jun 2013 02:43:57 EST Anyone in the Woodland/Davis area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x53777451 Wanted to know if there was anyone in the Woodland/Davis area to get a walking buddy? Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:47:55 EST Downtown 24 Hour Fitness & Yoga buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x53495880 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. Mon, 27 May 2013 11:04:55 EST FitClub Invite http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x53413801 ATTENTION: Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Children, Neighbors, etc... <BR> <BR> My fitness family would like to invite all of you to come and work out with us for free. Below is a schedule for anyone who may be interested: <BR> <BR> FitClub Schedules: <BR> <BR> Sunday - Curtis Park @ 9:00 a.m. <BR> (Corner of Sutterville Rd. & W. Curtis Dr.) <BR> <BR> Tuesday - Curtis Park @ 6:00 p.m. <BR> (Corner of Sutterville Rd. & W. Curtis Dr.) <BR> <BR> Wednesday & Friday - The Strip @ 6... Mon, 20 May 2013 14:29:51 EST I'm back to SP & would love a walking partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x53305005 Hi, <BR> <BR> i was a not-so-faithful SP two years ago. Then got cancer, its done now but two years in bed takes a lot out of a girls strength and physical ability. Anyone in the downtown, oakpark, or tahoe park area and want to walk a few times a week? Sat, 11 May 2013 14:12:10 EST I'm looking for my goal getters... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x52524205 Hello everyone, i just signed up and looking for some ppl. Lynnette where are you? It's erma(tattoo) from bl. I don't know how to navigate through this site yet as right now I'm using my phone with a small screen. Well i hope everyone is doing great. Looking for ppl who are inspired and motivated to make a healthy change. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:01:38 EST Minimees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x52243463 Hi, I am in my mid 50s, female and would like to converse with others who have lost weight only to regain most of it back. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:38:50 EST Rusty Haley http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x51525485 Just signed on with SparkPeople. Looks like a friendly and well organized site. I am looking forward to making progress on my 2013 goals. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 19:06:49 EST 2013 Chit Chat Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x51492544 Please post here as often as you would like and let's get to know each other! Sat, 5 Jan 2013 21:09:52 EST Read blog 4 ways to eat what you want http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x51123334 Read the blog 4 ways to eat what you want for the holidays <BR> Just go to blogs and press home. <BR> it is first today and may be second or third in a couple days Fri, 7 Dec 2012 13:08:52 EST 9 am Dec 15 Arden Fair Mall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x51083694 Snuzsuz and I are planning on having a meet up at Arden Fair Mall at the Sears inside entrance <BR> Saturday, December 15th. If you are thinking about coming ... Getdone and Smashy expressed an intrest... so who else wants to take a chance and see how many people are interested in taking a Spark People walk and finding something .... to enjoy while chatting. Tue, 4 Dec 2012 13:21:44 EST :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x50843671 Hello Everyone!! <BR> <BR> I'm Mar, and This is my first time on Spark People... It seems like an amazing resource,and I'm really excited to start my journey to health!! <BR> <BR> I am currently around 280 lbs, although I've been told I look much less, and I don't feel like I'm 280 lbs. I love to swim, do Judo, and be active and busy in general, but unfortunately I seem to love eating even more. I tend to stress eat, especially when I get home late at the end of the day and feel the need to... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:16:47 EST Well Hello There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x50661592 Hello everyone, My name is Laryn and I am 24 years young. I use to be a proffesional dancer and dance teacher for children and would love to get back to that. I have a 3 year old daughter, Part time job, Im a full time student, and a bride to be. I know my plate is full but I just want o stay on a healthy journey to success and could use a alot of guidance. I am pleased to meet everyone and Im trying to break out of my shell....:) Fri, 2 Nov 2012 17:05:55 EST CSUS students? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5179x9944x50638347 Hi! Are there any Sac State students on here? I would like to see if I could get a group of people together to go work out at The Well or maybe take a class there. Let me know! I'm new to the area. =D Thu, 1 Nov 2012 02:46:07 EST How do you exercise in SacTown? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x50269462 Wondering what folks here do for regular exercise? <BR> <BR> I belong to a gym where I swim and do water aerobics 5 days a week . You? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> Sat, 6 Oct 2012 13:46:44 EST Sacramento: Free Faith Based Weight Loss Workshop http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x50247029 Complimentary !! Workshop on Faith and Weight Loss <BR> <BR> Where: Faith Presbyterian Church, Sacramento Pocket area, 1.4 miles W of Hwy 5 on Florin West, this is in South Sacramento, take 5 south to Florin W, go 1.4 miles. <BR> <BR> When: 3-Part Series: Mondays Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov12 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm <BR> Who: Mimi Dixon Contact Mimi at mimidixon@eatandpray.com for more info or to register (or show up). <BR> <BR> Cost: FREE !! Really <BR> <BR> FAITH AND HEALTHY WEIGHT-LOSS WORKSHOP <BR... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 21:44:40 EST New Today to site not dieting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x50072174 Hello Sac, <BR> Well here I go again. No new to dieting. Just this site. I have been doing the same thing for the last ten years. I diet from Jan to May, lost 30 pounds. Then eat like Hell from June to Now and her I am again. Gained 20 of it back. Need to lose 50 pounds and every time. I mean Every time i get to 200 I gain it all back. But not this time. I will go all the way. Hoep to find a running (jogging) buddy in the Natomas area soon. Well good luck to you all and myself. <BR... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 17:15:51 EST new to the site and to the forum. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x50056964 Hey guys! Fellow Sacramentoian. Born and Raised. Almost 26, Married, No kids. I made the account today for my college Nutrition class but figured I would stick with it. I lost 40 pounds on MFP but it died over there and got boring and then I fell off the wagon. Looking for people in the area to go work out with in the little time I have between work, my network marketing business and school. Anybody getting involved in any walks soon? I will be at the one for Diabetes and Autism (: Sat, 22 Sep 2012 15:59:26 EST Walking Buddy/Support in South Sac/Elk Grove?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x49993690 Hi... My name is Brittany and I'm getting back into SparkPeople after a long hiatus. I've really lost sight of my goals and am hoping I can find someone who can help me be accountable. If I could find a walking buddy in the South Sac/Elk Grove areas or at least someone who can check in on me from time to time to encourage me to keep with it when I get discouraged, I'd really appreciate it. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:23:35 EST Greetings and Salutations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x49986396 Hey, are there any other working moms out there trying to "do it all?" Just wondering how you manage without tearing your hair out? I'm striving for some balance while keeping everybody happy and healthy at the same time. Any tips? <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you. <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Lytton Tue, 18 Sep 2012 01:39:51 EST Fall and Winter chit chat room. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x49891817 A place to come and get to know each other and chit chat about anything and everything! Wed, 12 Sep 2012 04:26:14 EST ARDEN AREA AND NEED A GYM OR WALKING PARTNER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5179x9944x49867299 I am 25 and live in the arden area. I really really would love a gym or walking partner. I also live by Howe park and it is a really nice place to walk or jog but I also have a membership to 24hr. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:35:12 EST Sacramento Area Sparker has article on Yahoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x49862197 <link>shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/affor<BR>dable-ways-lose-weight-183700110.html </link> <BR> <BR> Who is it?! Fess Up!!! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:29:20 EST Racquet sports http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5179x9944x49753197 Looking for people to play tennis and/or racquetball with. I'm just an average player. Mon, 3 Sep 2012 16:34:27 EST Saying Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x49752940 Hello everyone! I am new to the Spark community. I decided that it was time that I make a commitment to myself to get healthy. I have struggled off and on for the past fees years to keep the weight off once I have lost it. My goal is to lose 40 lbs. I am also looking forward to meeting new people who share the same struggle and looking for inspiration and encouragement as I begin this journey to a new me. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to meet you! Mon, 3 Sep 2012 16:11:13 EST New guy here, 26 years old, 2nd time losing 90lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x49339440 Hi everyone, let me begin by saying this will be the second time i have had 90 lbs to lose. i have been big all my life, but when i turned 18 and graduated high school, i decided i had had enough of being overweight, and for that summer i put my body through hell. Long story short, I lost 90 pounds and was down to a slim and very muscular 180lbs. I lifted a lot of weights while i was losing the weight, so my muscle tissue was not absorbed, as i was eating once a day, and a big 1300-1600 calor... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 19:57:27 EST Carmichael Relay for Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x49156563 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 20:45:19 EST Hey there!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x48690640 Hey all, I'm Shelby and I just moved back to Citrus Heights (my hometown) after living in Phoenix, AZ for a couple years. Hoping to find some people to keep me motivated and accountable and people that want to do activities together now that I'm back home! Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:02:56 EST Folsom firecracker fun run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x48611892   <BR> Race Details <BR> What: <BR> 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run <BR> When: <BR> Wednesday, July 4, 2012 <BR> Where: <BR> Lake Natoma Trails <BR> Folsom, CA 95630 <BR> (Start is at 145 Parkshore Dr.) <BR> Time: <BR> 8:00 am <BR>   <BR> $25 registration <BR> <BR> Going to be fun and going to be there! Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:18:23 EST Folsom area hikers or walkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x48549734 Would like to start a once a month walk/hike group for those living in or near Folsom. We can share journeys, get some exercise and encourage each other. Just once a month, not a big commitment but can offer much. Possible bag lunch after sitting by lake or river. Sat, 16 Jun 2012 10:37:37 EST Walking/Running Buddy in Natomas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5179x9944x48494589 I have been looking for a walking/running buddy in Natomas for months. I live near Truxel and Pebblewood. I work full time from 6:30-3:00 m-f. I just ran the Kaiser 5K last weekend. I am 53 and not a fast runner but want to get faster. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 15:50:55 EST Are you looking for money? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x48292437 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. <link>www.cityofsacramento.org/finance/unc<BR>laimedproperty.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> <em... Wed, 30 May 2012 10:48:39 EST 60-Something Newbie from Rosemont http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x48288209 I'm happy to learn about this Sacramento team, and I'm wondering if there are any 60-year olds on the program. I sooooo badly need to get some motivation! I'm 50 lbs. overweight and have been this way for 20 years. I lose my motivation very easily but that's over and done with, I promise myself. I'm grateful I'm generally in good health with no particular physical ailments, but I feel unwell. I must move my body without hurting myself. I need to learn how to do all this from all of you! Wed, 30 May 2012 03:50:18 EST Hello from Pocket http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x47939050 Hello, <BR> Gina from the Pocket area. Self employed in the tech industry. I sit all day for work and over 13 years has gained 50 lbs. Interested in walking buddies in my area. I live by the river. <BR> <BR> <BR> Gina Sun, 6 May 2012 13:32:00 EST Midtown Posse!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x47816240 Hello everyone! This is attempt to do something about my weight! Glad to see local groups out here! <BR> <BR> Cheers! Sun, 29 Apr 2012 03:00:25 EST American River Parkway Half-Marathon & 5K 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x47448643 The American River Parkway Half-Marathon & 5K is happening again on Saturday, April 28th! This is the 6th year this event has occurred. It starts at William B Pond park along the bike trail and the entirety of the race is on the bike trail. This will actually be my second year participating. I did the 5K in 2011 and this year I'll be doing the half-marathon! <BR> <BR> Just making sure the word is out there. I just checked online and space is available for both races still, but the half-marat... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 23:18:34 EST Any buddies in the Natomas area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x47428652 Looking for a running buddy or even someone to chat with in the Natomas area. I have been running but it's getting pretty boring by myself. Wed, 4 Apr 2012 18:41:26 EST April 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x47396404 Well, team, here is a place to come and chat about whatever anyone wants to for the month of April. Hope to see some of you on here:_ Mon, 2 Apr 2012 21:31:06 EST Citrus Heights/Fair Oaks area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x47392925 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Trini. I live in Citrus Heights/Fair Oaks area. I have been on Sparkpeople site for 2 year although I have never been involved with the site other than signing up. I am motivated at this moment so I am going to run with it. Maybe this time it will sink in. I have about 70 lbs. to lose. I am hoping that I can lose it by my 50th birthday in August of 2014. That is my main goal but have decided to break it down into manageable portions. First goal is 20... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 17:59:15 EST Hello... I'm brand new to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x47246377 Hi everyone... I am new to this site. I am really excited about trying this, but so scared I am going to fail because I have a habit of sabotaging myself. I have been overweight my whole life and really want to get down to a decent size for my health both mentally and physically. I don't have much support from the people around me so I really could use some motivational friends to help me keep going. Sat, 24 Mar 2012 21:03:20 EST CURVES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x47236006 I was just wondering ...does anyone go to CURVES? Sat, 24 Mar 2012 04:11:44 EST Ready to do this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x47171595 I'm ready to get serious about losing weight. I've been telling myself I want to be healthier for years but when push comes to shove, I like my bad habits too much to let them go. Hopefully some outside accountability will help me to hold my own feet to the fire. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 06:00:33 EST Spring into Action! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x47109101 Hey, Sacramento! Let's spring into action in March 2012! What actions are you taking today to change your lifestyle, or work towards a goal, or whatever you are doing in your life? Come here to share, or leave comments, and let's get to know each other on this team! Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:08:44 EST Newbie Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x46938295 My name is Lacey, I’m 23, & I live in Orangevale CA. I am new to Sparkpeople but have been dieting for years. I am now at my highest weight ever so obviously my dieting efforts have not been working for me thus far. However I feel things are about to change. I am now reaching out for help. I really have no one in my life to support me on my weight loss journey. I do have encouragement from friends & family but no one to understand the struggles I face on a day to day basis. I feel alone in th... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 15:16:36 EST HI! I'm Sue. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x46505652 I rejoined Spark People because I realize that I need to change and become a better role model for my kids. I've lived in Sacramento most of my life and most of my family lives here too. I used to like being active and working out...I need to find that zeal again. It's empowering to feel strong and better about myself...I need to get to feeling that way again. I have over a hundred pounds to lose but every journey starts with a single step. <em>30</em> Thu, 9 Feb 2012 16:37:59 EST Looking for a CSA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x46486716 I'm very interested in signing up for a CSA (community supported agriculture) subscription, but don't know where to start. <BR> <BR> Do you have any recommendations on where I should start? <BR> <BR> Wed, 8 Feb 2012 14:28:10 EST Hello my Fellow Spark People~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x46453477 I stumbled across SparkPeople while online looking for a calorie counter, guess I found what I was looking for and so much more! Looking forward to making positive steps to a new happier, healther, and lively ME!! Good to be here with all of you fabulous Spark People. ~ CHEERS ~ Mon, 6 Feb 2012 17:39:52 EST Sparkpeople newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x46247058 Hello all, my name is Marquita and I and new to sparkpeople as of about a week ago. So far I am loving it and have already begun to loose weight. The trackers are really helping me stay focused on my workouts and getting in the minutes that I need. Of all the websites that I have tried I think this one will work best for me. I am excited about being a part of the SparkPeople team because I have had the hardest time trying to lose weight. Any support would be greatly appreciated and I wish ev... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 06:09:34 EST SPARK PEOPLE and FACEBOOK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x46031146 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>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal. asp?id=SP_STAFF </link> <BR> <BR> It is WORTH THE READ... be sure to scroll down and read some of the comments as well. <BR>... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 19:27:04 EST FREE Boot camp class! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x45986713 For women over 18 <BR> FREE BOOT CAMP CLASS! <BR> Saturday, January 21 <BR> 9:00 am <BR> Washington Elementary School <BR> 18th & E Streets <BR> Sacramento <BR> <BR> If you're interested, please RSVP to capitalbootcamps@gmail.com <BR> <BR> Bring a yoga/exercise mat, 5 pound dumbbells, and water. <BR> <BR> Hope to see you there! Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:22:57 EST 50 Day Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x45691232 I am 180 wanting to be 160 by Feb. 16. This will help motivate me and keep me accountable. I have a positive competetive bet going with my friend to see who can get the closest to losing 20 lbs. We are going on a cruise together with 4 other "skinny/healthy" girls. We want to feel confident and pose in pictures with them without feeling HUGE. I am looking forward to reading motivating, inspirational posts from all of you! <BR> <BR> *Kim* Wed, 28 Dec 2011 23:33:59 EST Holiday traditions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x45455653 Do you have any special ho;iday traditions Sat, 10 Dec 2011 11:54:00 EST Free Boot Camp Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x45322604 Downtown Adventure Boot Camp is offering a free class: Saturday, December 17 at 10am. Washington Elementary School at 18th and E. Bring a yoga mat, water, and 5 pound dumbbells. <BR> <BR> I'm a student in this class and I love it! Come out and give it a try! Thu, 1 Dec 2011 12:18:16 EST Racquetball at Downtown 24 or Tennis Partner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x45295754 Hello - I've never played either, but I am willing to learn and I really like games so I know that I'd enjoy them. I don't have the rackets to either, but am willing to buy one if I can find someone who would like to play once a week. I mainly use the downtown 24, but sometimes Fulton & Hurley... but I'm not even sure it that site has a court or not. I'd go to either, especially if it's someone who I can compete against. I don't like being beaten, so I'll always try really hard to win. As... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 20:51:18 EST Team Stats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x45042702 There are almost 9000 members on this team and checking the stats less than 250 have logged any minutes. Lets get threm logged and show a strong team and if you need help getting moving let us know Sat, 12 Nov 2011 10:01:42 EST Celebrate VETERAN'S DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x45029100 HONOR OUR VETS - they have done a remarkable job defending our country. <BR> <BR> <link>www.chilis.com/documents/veteransday<BR>menu2011.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> vets eat free at CHILI'S today. <em>232</em> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 11:18:27 EST Really Struggling... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x44998884 I need support in my area. is there anyone near folsom and watt in sacramento i could meet up with to walk/exercise in the evening. i have lost over 50 punds since the first of the year, and now am slowly but surely creeping back up! Help me guys! Wed, 9 Nov 2011 12:52:42 EST January 2012 whole foods run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x44973882 January 22, 2012 whole foods in Roseville is sponsoring a run. It's a 13.1, 5k or 10k. Plus lots of goodies. I'm excited about joint race. Mon, 7 Nov 2011 23:36:52 EST Run to Feed the Hungry. Anyone going? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x44906319 Is anyone participating in the Run to Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving morning? It will be my first 5k. Thu, 3 Nov 2011 17:34:02 EST intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x44849638 Hello everyone, my name is Elle and I live in the North Natomas area. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 12:26:33 EST Carmen here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x44557529 Hey there! I'm Carmen and I found this great motivating website a few months ago. It has helped me to get a better focus on my goals. I'm 21 and from California. I grew up playing sports and the one's I played throughout high school were soccer, tennis, and basketball. I grew up with a dad who loved the outdoors and so my life also consists of rafting, hiking, zip lining, rock climbing, jet skiing, boating, camping....you get the picture haha So I have a pretty active family but we all know t... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:15:34 EST 24 Hour Fitness Downtown Sacramento http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x44554740 Hey everyone my name is LJ im a 21 year old Jamaican American woman looking for someone who does their workouts at the 24 Hour Fitness downtown. I go every morning from 6am-8:30am. Looking for a workout buddy who has a good knowledge of weight loss how to achieve it and maintain it. I have lost 15 pounds with 35-40 to go. Who wants to workout!?!?!?! Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:42:52 EST Casey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x43975559 Hi everyone, my name is Casey, I just had a baby and I feel so fat, I just want to feel good about myself Thu, 8 Sep 2011 12:18:53 EST Fall Chat :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x43829622 The end of August is here along with Labor Day celebrations next week and the beginning of fall, so thought I'd start a Fall Chat section for us to check in with each other and chat about how we are doing, what we've been up to and any other good info you'd like to share w/your Sacramento Spark Peeps :-) Wed, 31 Aug 2011 10:46:28 EST lois102806 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x43796152 Hi, my name is Lois and I'm new to SP and have been on the program for two weeks, lost 6 pds, am very excited about this because I have a very hard time to loose! My doctor told me to count calories and I thought he was crazy, but, it really works! This program is awesome and so simple to track with, just getting started with the different sights and not sure what I'm doing yet, everyday I learn something new! Have a good day! Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:19:04 EST Woodlanders? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x43645797 Is there anybody out there from Woodland? Sat, 20 Aug 2011 23:22:34 EST Just starting out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x43642863 Hi everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. I just started dieting and edercising. I've gained 25lbs since last year, and it's definitely made me feel insecure about myself. I weigh 154lbs right now. I am hoping to get down to 134lbs by Halloween, and then eventually get all the way back down to 125lbs by the end of the year. I would love any advice anone is willing to give me about diet and exercise. Sat, 20 Aug 2011 19:30:21 EST Hello... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x43526385 Hey all! Finally getting into this. I've been on the site for years, but have never updated my page or posted anything....until TODAY. Even posted my first ever blog this afternoon! I might even put a picture or two up, who knows, things are changing... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 23:30:23 EST New to the forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x43505853 Hi everyone, I am new to this site and this team. It's actually a little over whelming, but I'm sure it gets better. <BR> <BR> A little about myself, I have been on my weight loss journey for 75 weeks now, I began on March 2, 2010. I have currently lost 145 lbs. and went from a size 24 to a 12. It has been the best experience. I have 50 more pounds or less...but I have hit a plateau for about 2 months now....I had surgery in May and the doc advised I needed to slow down...I have not gained, ... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 15:15:26 EST Why two Sacramento Spark teams??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x43294969 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 20:27:40 EST What's up Sac Town?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x43274753 Hey ya'll! I'm Alecia. I'm 26 and I live in South Sac. I just joined this site today, and I am very excited! It's nice to meet you all ; ) Sat, 30 Jul 2011 14:24:41 EST Gorilla Challenge - August 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x43183558 Has anyone ever heard of the Gorilla Challenge? <BR> <BR> From their website: "Gorilla Challenge is an “Amazing Race” style event, combined with “Fear Factor’” and the ”American Idol” where you and your team race to solve clues around the city, taking pictures in silly to crazy poses, completing fun/difficult/gross activities, hoping you either get the grand prize or at least mini prizes along the way, and having loads of fun!" <BR> <BR> Well I guess they are hosting one in Sacramento Augu... Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:12:16 EST Just Jogged for first time in 20 years http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x43074759 Last night I went out for my nightly walk and got to thinking about how I used to go out for a nightly run. I used to run 3 to 5 miles daily and even ran a marathon once. A crazy idea came into my head to jog just a little bit so I did. I couldnt make it far before I was winded so walked and then again jogged. I did this several times during my walk and I have to say is GOD it felt so good. I was breathing hard and my shirt was sticking to me from sweating. I made a goal to eventually run a 5... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:00:38 EST K9 Karma Fest-Yoga for a good cause! Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x43025788 The K9 Karma Fest is a fundraiser for Chako Pit Bull Rescue! <BR> Sunday July 17th, that's today! <BR> <BR> 12:30 - 2:00 Yoga Class <BR> <BR> 2:00 - 4:30 Abundance Swap, Raffle, & Silent Auction (plus food & drinks) <BR> <BR> PRICE: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. <BR> <BR> YOGA CLASS: <BR> Ever thought about trying yoga? Maybe you haven't practiced for a while, or maybe you're an advanced student who'd like to try a new studio? Now's the time! A beginning level yoga class will be off... Sat, 16 Jul 2011 20:58:10 EST Hey Sacramento, Lets Get Healthy!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x42997411 Hey SparkSacramento, <BR> <BR> I go by LJ, I'm a 21 year old female in dire need of losing 50+ pounds to prevent the diagnosis of diabetes and to generally live a healthier life. It runs in my family and i truly want to avoid it and not become another statistic. I found SparkPeople through a classmate and I'm SOOOOO excited and addicted. I attempted weight loss before but could never stay committed, hired a personal trainer and everything. I currently have a membership with 24 hour fitness a... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 05:12:27 EST Pole Dancing Classes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x42989138 Has anyone done pole dancing classes? If so what do you think about them? <BR> <BR> In the past I had thought about taking a class but never pursued it. Then I saw the Sacramento Living Social deal for today this morning. <BR> <BR> It is for five Pole Dancing Classes at Sacramento Pole Fitness. <BR> <BR> Decisions, decisions... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 16:28:20 EST July Chat: 31 Days to Less Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x42969753 DANG! July is flying by peeps!!! (Sorry about getting the July thread started so late...) <BR> <BR> The July Spark People calendar identifies July for "31 Days to Less Stress". <BR> (see: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calend<BR>ar_2007-07.pdf) <BR> <BR> After the last few weeks I've had w/my dad being in the hospital, and company for 3 weeks, I need some LESS STRESS DAYS BABY! Anyway if you have time, check out the July calendar and try to incorporate some of the less stress suggesti... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 15:35:22 EST Good Morning Sacramento! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x42964019 I am so happy to be joining your team! I have been on Spark for several years (and -70 pounds) and I am excited for the opportunity to get to know some local Sparkers! About me: I am a full time student/stay at home mom in Natomas. I am taking a break from being a social worker to finish a psych degree in the hopes of having a private practice someday and I have a 16 year old daughter who is wonderful even when she is driving me crazy. I am happily married and I love hiking and photograph... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:11:08 EST Hi ! my name is mimi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x42873538 Hi there,i eat healthy., i try to exercise 5 to 6 times a week..dealing with menopause is not fun... , all the fat I have , is around my waist line and stomach..need help. Fri, 8 Jul 2011 12:41:32 EST Susan B Anthony 5K - August 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x42856678 Hey Ladies: <BR> <BR> Anyone else interested in this 5K aka 3.1 mile jaunt around Glen Hall Park? Register before 7/14 and it's $25, after it's $35. <BR> <BR> More Info and registration page: <link>ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=12<BR>596 </link> Thu, 7 Jul 2011 15:32:43 EST 4TH OF JULY FUN RUN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x42698048 <link>www.chipsrunning.com/358-2/ </link> <BR> CHECK OUT THE ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THE Sacramento SPARKLES TEAM .... <BR> <BR> Anybody planning on taking it in? <BR> <BR> FUN RUN 4th OF JULY SACRAMENTO <BR> BUFFALO CHIPS RUNNING CLUB <BR> CHECK OUT THE WORKOUTS LEADING UP TO THIS RUN............. <BR> <link>www.chipsrunning.com/workouts/ </link> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 22:29:27 EST Fitness Rehab Bootcamp $25- LivingSo cial.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x42606255 I just found out that Fitness Rehab will be featured on LivingSocial.com on Tuesday, June 28th.The promotion will run for 24 hours (1 DAY) beginning at 5 am. The deal will be priced at $25.00 for one month of UNLIMITED bootcamp use. After purchase, you have 6 months to redeem it (great gift idea). There will be bootcamps for ALL levels. You must register with Living Social in order to be offered this great deal. Register today - www.livingsocial.com. Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:36:28 EST So excited to begin my weight loss journey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x42538261 Hola! My super incognito online alias is OneTwenty120. Pretty clever, huh? I am still not comfortable using my real name so until that day comes, OneTwenty120 it is. <BR> <BR> This is not my first weight loss journey, my friends. In fact, I think I've signed up on Spark People (SP) multiple times, only to delete my account after a few months of shameful inactivity. Well, not this time, I say! In the past, I have gone into my "journey" without really believing I could do it. What kind of sta... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 16:56:16 EST heLLO all :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x42275928 My name is Gabriela, and I am really nervous about being here. I'm not used to being overweight, and even looking int he mirror disgusts me. I am trying really hard to stay posotive about it all though! I am motivated and eager to lose weight not only for my self image, but most importantly for my health! Diabetes and high cholesterol/BP runs in my family and I don't want to get to that point. I am really looking forward in embarking in this journey with all of you! Mon, 6 Jun 2011 20:02:40 EST June Chat: 30 Days to an Active Lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x42253090 Can you believe that June is here!? Well it is, so its time for a June chat thread :-) <BR> <BR> The June Spark People calendar identifies June for "30 Days to an Active Lifestyle". <BR> (see: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calend<BR>ar_2007-06.pdf) <BR> <BR> As we know, many of our health and weight problems that we face today are related to a lack of physical activity. Although we're "on the run" during the day, we're sedentary as we drive, work, watch TV and use the computer. On ... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 18:28:54 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x42108683 Hi! My name is Lanitra...I'm 25. I moved to Sacramento in Dec after my divorce. I have 2 girls who are 2 and 6. I'm at a place in my life where I am starting over and I just really want to start over as a happier person. I want to feel better about myself and teach my girls how to make healthier choices. My goal is to lose 10 lbs by July. I need to lose a lot but i figure its better to start small. I would love to find a diet/work out buddy. Sun, 29 May 2011 14:38:00 EST vcary57 cary for short http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x41760733 I have Multiply Myeloma which is a blood cancer. I never realized that there were so many types of cancer in the world and I had to find a rare one. I have been over weight for 30 years at one time I was 310 lbs now I am 270 I have been trying to loose for 20 years and the most I have loss is 80 lbs but gained most back. I have stayed at or around 265 until I found out about the cancer. I have not loss weight with chemo like everyone said I would. It seem to be the best way to loose at first ... Wed, 11 May 2011 12:22:42 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x41752724 Hello, my name is Irene. I have been a member here a while but never really used the tools. I mainly get the motivational stories in my email and makes it easy for me to read while I'm on the treadmill or elliptical. Now I have decided to start a blog about my weight loss journey. I hope this helps me lose the last few pounds I have been trying to lose for the last 4 months Wed, 11 May 2011 01:02:41 EST New to SacTown http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x41740587 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 order... Tue, 10 May 2011 13:10:23 EST Welcome new team leader: XTMONT! :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x41714893 Hi Spark Sacramento Team! <BR> <BR> I am so happy to ask everyone (yes all 8,000+ of you) to welcome new team leader XTMONT! <BR> <BR> She is an official "Spark People Motivator", an 'American River Half Marathoner' and a Sparker who's "snack monster" profile pic puts a smile on my face every time I see it :-) <BR> <BR> Be sure and stop by her Spark Page to say hi, congratulate her about being a 'half marathoner' (be sure to check out her May 1st blog about the run), and share any sugges... Mon, 9 May 2011 10:56:18 EST Moving it in May! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19775x9944x41677964 What exercises are you doing and for how long and how often? <BR> Let's see if we can get Sacramento in the top 10 cities in May! <BR> Post here what you are doing for exercise and don't forget to log it in your fitness counter so that Sacramento gets counted:) Sat, 7 May 2011 08:12:40 EST Welcome new team leader: SNUZSUZ :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x41654684 Hi Spark Sacramento Team! <BR> <BR> I would like everyone (yes all 8,000+ members) to welcome new team leader SNUZSUZ! <BR> <BR> She would love to do a challenge that we might have fun with and help us each to stay on track. So please send her any and all challenge suggestions that you might have or have had fun with on other Spark Teams. Be sure to visit her Spark Page and say hi. <BR> <BR> In addition, please consider being a team leader with us and help us spread the Spark! <BR> <em... Thu, 5 May 2011 22:13:24 EST is any1 a student at csus or go to crunch fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x41506465 ????.. would like a workout buddy Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:43:29 EST APB: for new SparkSacto Team Leaders! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x41219045 Morning all, <BR> <BR> As some of you know SMASHY1 stepped down as a Team Leader recently, which leaves little ol' me by myself -and as anticipated I'm feeling a bit lonely.... <BR> <BR> SO, I've decided to send out an All Points Bulletin/APB for Spark Sacramento team leaders! WE NEED YOU!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I need you so I don't feel so lonely and the team needs you for some new ideas and perspective on how best to serve the Sacramento team. So whether you've been a long time member or you... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:17:25 EST Zoo Zoom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x41008594 Hi All, <BR> <BR> Is anyone going to run in the Zoo Zoom this Sunday, April 10? I am, it looks like a lot of fun. Hope to see you there!! Here's the link: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sacramentozoozoom.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 18:24:53 EST Hi new member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x40899972 Hi my name is Hong. I'm new here but I would love to build a support group. :] Wed, 30 Mar 2011 18:21:34 EST Hill Training in Sacramento. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x40896953 Hi I've been trying to incorporate hill training into my running workouts. Any runners out there who know of a good location? Wed, 30 Mar 2011 15:26:54 EST BREAKING INTO SPRING - SECRETS chat for April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x40891341 I read a very impressive blog by one of MY favorite people this morning and have taken liberty to post it here. In hopes of generating some REAL INTEREST in our team and taking care of our bodies please share here any thoughts you might want to add to our 'SECRETS' chat for APRIL................ <BR> <BR> SPARK MEMBER <BR> WILLBOYWONDER's Recent Blog Entries <BR> <BR> <BR> Secrets to Losing Weight <BR> Wednesday, March 30, 2011 <BR> I hadn’t posted anything in quite a while. I decided... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:06:05 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x40483448 I am still new to Sacramento, been here 2 months today actually. I'm socially awkward, so I find trying to find ways to make friends stressful. I enjoy a range of games and puzzles. I love learning about sustainable living and hope to garden successfully once I have a backyard to do so (trying to find that magic 'me' house on the market). I hope to be an active and supportive member of this group :) Fri, 11 Mar 2011 01:21:46 EST Sign and Run !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x40468455 There is a sign and run at Maidu Park on March 20th at 9am. (Roseville) It is a $5 entry fee. It is their very first one ever so should be interesting :o) <BR> <BR> My ASL class will be there to do some balloon animals and face painting...(it's a festival type thing too, I think) <BR> <BR> So...anyway...there's a very inexpensive fun run and I hope to see some of my fellow Sparkers there!!! <BR> <BR> HH Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:10:14 EST any young adults from sac on sp? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x40379155 Hi, just joined the group looking to loose around 20 to 30 pounds .. live in northern sac Sun, 6 Mar 2011 17:40:08 EST Back again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x40345646 Hi! <BR> <BR> I've been back several times in the past few years. I've mainly gotten a lot out of the recipes and food planner, but I need to build and start some sort of exercise plan. Is anyone still subscribed to this thread and posting? I noticed the dates of posts to this team were kinda far apart. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I need to start a walking program and am looking for someone else interested in doing the same. I live near Howe and Fair Oaks Blvd. Hopefully I'll find a few special someb... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 01:04:20 EST MARCH CHAT - march,march, march keep it moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x40254052 Post items here to share with other sparkers - your thoughts, successes and roadblocks. <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <em>441</em> <em>440</em> <em>437</em> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 11:34:33 EST FYI - Sacramento Perks - California Family Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x40234539 Deal is over now, sorry... <BR> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 17:14:30 EST Ladies Bike Event in Davis, March 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x40196135 Ladies Bike Event Night March 17th! Sorry Guys; ladies only but please tell the ladies in your life about this great event. <BR> <BR> March 17th 2011 6pm-9pm <BR> B & L Bike Shop and B & L Too..are hosting a special night just for us ladies. <BR> <BR> A Night that's all about YOU and not just the bicycle! <BR> <BR> Wine, Chocolate, Cheese & Crackers <BR> <BR> Just for showing up you get a free raffle ticket. Plus you can increase your chances by purchasing more which helps out a good caus... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 00:13:05 EST hello I am Carmama http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x39942772 I am Laura , I am 45 years old, i am disabled with RSD. I am over weight. I met a nice lady customer who told me about this site. So far I like it. I do keep a food journal so this is good. I need to get myself motivate., I go to the gym with my daughter 22 who is also opver weight. I feel funny because people look at me on the machines only liffting 10 pds. I try not to look but it is hard. My daughter always make sure that I'm not going to hurt myself, if she see me on a machine that I real... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:45:02 EST February Meet up for a healthy heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x39719538 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, ... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 00:29:19 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x39699240 Hi Everyone! I'm so excited about joining sparkpeople and eager to meet new spark buddies. I was able to lose weight last year for my wedding, but I soon gained some of it back, so I'm hoping to lose the weight I gained and to also get down to my goal weight. Nice to meet you all! <BR> Winnie Sat, 5 Feb 2011 02:16:32 EST Susan G Komen -2011 RACE FOR THE CURE - MAY 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x39684322 sacramento.info-komen.org/site/TR/Racefort <BR> heCure/EDH_SacramentoAffiliate?team_id <BR> =154206&pg=team&fr_id=2085 <BR> <BR> We have a team up and running for the 2011 RACE FOR THE CURE May 7 <BR> <BR> check out the link to sign up with the team 'FOR THE GIRLS' <BR> Some of us have participated with this team and we had a great time. It's such a worthy cause. <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Feb 2011 11:34:09 EST Public Running tracks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x39673728 Does anyone know of any measured tracks (800 meters or the like) that are open to the public? Thu, 3 Feb 2011 22:06:58 EST Be sure & check out SLIMKATIE'S 1/31 video blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x39673486 Be sure & check out SLIMKATIE'S 1/31 video blog "journey of 125 pounds", it is awesome!! <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/m <BR> ypage_public_journal_indiv <BR> idual.asp?blog_id=3978432 Thu, 3 Feb 2011 21:56:17 EST BE SMART TO YOUR HEART - February chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x39601411 Hi team, another month come and gone already in 2011 we are in FEBRUARY!!! <BR> <BR> This thread is our new daily chat room and we will be concentrating on being SMART to our HEART for the whole month. <BR> <BR> Come here to join in our chat and learn what you can about being Smart to your Heart. <BR> <BR> There is a link here to the Sparkpeople 28 Days to a Healthier Heart Calendar. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>276</em> <em>129</em> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 09:37:57 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x39519763 <em>213</em> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 18:36:56 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x39444026 I am here because I need to get healthier and I think this site is going to help me to do that. I am doing my best to remember to log my food and my exercise. I think this is fun so maybe I will stay on track. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 19:04:05 EST Starting my New life.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x39433401 Hey ...I am super new to Spark page.., my doctor reccomended it to me.. it is great. I am loving how i can track all my goals and carb and cal intake each day, it is making my diet so much easier.. I think alot of us have some of the same goals.. I am 20 living in Sacramento, and my husband and i want to start have children soon, but i want to be fit and healthy before pregnancy. I dont want to pass my bad habits on to my children. I have never been skinny, but i am completely determined to ... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:25:29 EST CHAIN LETTERS not acceptable http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x39431469 I recently received a chain mail on my SPARK PAGE about being a 'beautiful person'..You probably got one too. <BR> The thought is terrific and I am guilty of passing it on to a few of my spark friends. HOWEVER, it is not acceptable behavior to others and here is a note, that was posted on our TEAM FOR SPARK LEADERS....from Coach Jen. <BR> <BR> "Hi everyone <BR> <BR> This is just a friendly reminder to please not pass along "chain" type SparkMails or comments on your SparkPage. There's one... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:17:35 EST I'm BACK!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x39172810 Hello....My name is Vanessa. I live in Northern Cali and have 3 beautiful children.....15 year old son and 10 month twin girls. I joined SparkPeople for the support and tools to help me lose the 50+ lbs. <BR> I am a Sparkie drop out.....I started in November and lost about 7 lbs but then I got off track in December over the Holidays. I went out of town for Christmas and have been off track since. So....I decided to jump back on the wagon and start my DAY 1 all over again. Wish me luck... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 03:19:12 EST January meet up with SAC SPARKLES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x39089253 Jan 31 6 p.m. Arden Fair Mall <BR> <BR> check out the: <link>www.sparkamerica.com/city_sparkrally<BR>.asp?resource=9508 </link> <BR> <BR> If you can make it please R.S.V.P. Greatly appreciated. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:39:33 EST NEW LOOK TO YOUR START PAGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x39050984 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 rig... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:34:50 EST Meg39a http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x38990733 Hi I am very new to this forum am would like to say hi. I am trying to lose around 40 pounds this year. I lost 50 pounds last year without really trying and hit my plato so figured with the help and support of everyone I might just break through it. <BR> <BR> I have two daughters and 6 Grandchildren ages 16 through 9. They are all active with school. My daughters are both going to college, one is Masters headed and one is Bachelors headed. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 15:22:18 EST Bootcamp Groupon is back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x38986811 This time the offer is $45 for two weeks. This camp changed my life, changed my weightloss, and totally turned my head around on exercise. <BR> <BR> <link>www.groupon.com/deals/adventure-boot<BR>-camp-sacramento?utm_campaign=adventur<BR>e-boot-camp-sacramento&utm_medium=emai<BR>l&utm_source=newsletter&c=btn&addx=xtm<BR>ont@yahoo.com&utm_content=sacramento_i<BR>nterleaved_sidebar </link> Sat, 8 Jan 2011 12:25:24 EST Going to call myself a marathoner. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x38684626 I have a pretty lofty goal in my life....I turned 58 in August and was reminded that I will be 60 in 2 short years. I am sick of being overweight...having no energy and generally being very unhappy with my physical health. My goal is to take 1 year to lose weight and rejuvenate my health. When I feel physically able I want to begin training in long distance running. My ultimate goal is to run in the California International Marathon in December of 2012. I will be 60 at that time and that w... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 21:06:51 EST STARTING YOUR NEW YEAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x38675072 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 11:36:57 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x38641663 I just joined a couple of days ago. I am working on being healthier. I have lost about 40 pounds on my own and hit a wall. I joined SP because it has a lot of helpful tools and information. I started running and enjoying it very much. I plan to run the 1/2 marathon in March. Although I'm a little worried because I will be training for it on my own.I need to stay actively motivated. Fri, 24 Dec 2010 17:39:30 EST It's going to be a busy month - CHAT FOR DECEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x38223310 Let us know here - of any exciting,fun or challenging things that you are doing for the last month of the year. Events you might want to attend or share with others. Places to see in the cold brisk winter. Or places to stay warm. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Dec 2010 10:57:50 EST New to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x38081023 Hello...I signed up on 11/16 and started logging my food and exercise on 11/21. Looking forward to reaching my goal with the support of SP. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 23:48:25 EST Greetings, and Salutations. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x37894028 Ok, I'm not really good at introducing myself. It usually goes something like this: 'Hello, my name is Raven............ *hears crickets*........' <BR> <BR> So, I guess this is me, saying Hello! <BR> <BR> ~raven Fri, 12 Nov 2010 18:44:19 EST Blog "Simple Gift" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x37763027 JAY75REY posted blog "Simple Gift" which I enjoyed and thought others might as well. <BR> <em>148</em> <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3764033 Sat, 6 Nov 2010 01:26:32 EST Local "Turkey Trots" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5179x9944x37723086 <link>www.rosevilleturkeytrot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.runtofeedthehungry.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Our Thanksgiving dinner is going to be much smaller than the norm (Usually 20-30. This year only 5 of us!) and both my hubby and I want to stay on track by eating healthy and not indulging in "the meal of all meals" in the way we have in the past. <BR> <BR> Now, I am registering us for one of these two walks as well...I figure if we do the 5K, we can have a little dessert (though... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 01:41:33 EST Obese http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x37716470 I've known for years, that based on my BMI, I am obese. When I wasn't doing anything about it/ignoring my health I pushed this fact to the back of my thoughts. When I felt bad about myself, I felt like I wore the label on my forehead. <BR> <BR> I was thinking about the word obese yesterday, while I was working out on my elliptical and happened to glance down on my arm. At first I thought "that is the arm of an obese woman", but when I finished my workout I thought "I'm obese, but I'm doin... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 18:57:41 EST hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x37699481 my name is onica, and im new to sparkpeople.com im looking forward to getting a lot of help with losing weight Tue, 2 Nov 2010 23:05:16 EST ELECTION DAY NOV 2, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x37690042 This is SACRAMENTO. The capitol of CALIFORNIA. <BR> The place where rules, provisions and taxes are created. <BR> <BR> DID YOU VOTE TODAY? <BR> <em>652</em> Tue, 2 Nov 2010 14:36:06 EST Ammy9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x37688339 I'm back, this time with a different life situation and goals and a positive mindset. I don't know what to put on this so I'll just leave it at that. Time to go enjoy the sunshine! Tue, 2 Nov 2010 13:14:10 EST I can't believe I let myself go.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x37669802 Hello All! I'm turing 30 very soon and just viewed pics from an annual party...wow. I've struggled with deciding if I'm going to embrace my curves or do something to get healthy for years. I've also had a bunch of false starts. I'm REALLY good at just about anything (for two weeks). <BR> <BR> So, I've decided: I'm ready to do something to get healthy. I really want to do it this time, so I'm going to form a realistic plan and reach my goal. Mon, 1 Nov 2010 17:00:00 EST "POTLUCK & CRAFTS" MEET-UP, Tuesday Nov 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x37645599 If your dance card isn't too busy this month, consider joining the SacSparkles team for a potluck and sharing our crafty-creative side with each other. <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 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. Pleas... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 15:42:44 EST Hi, there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x37571870 Hello, fellow Sacramento Sparkers, my name is Brook! <BR> <BR> I just joined the site today and I'm excited to get started! I would love if you all could help me keep that excitement alive. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know all of you! Wed, 27 Oct 2010 14:42:29 EST Hello =D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x37560546 I'm somewhat new to SparkPeople and just now getting serious about weight loss and really living a healthier lifestyle overall. Looking forward to meeting, encouraging and being encouraged by like minded people. =) Wed, 27 Oct 2010 01:11:50 EST WEEK ONE DONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x37100430 i finished my first week of sparks and i'm down 3 pounds! after two babies, i got lots to go. Mon, 4 Oct 2010 12:15:28 EST Is Yuba City close enough? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x37082096 Well, I used to live in North Natomas. How's that? lol. My name is Nancy, I live in Yuba City, and I teach in Marysville. I am divorced with an 18 year-old son. <BR> <BR> I had gastric bypass surgery in July of 2005. I lost 150 pounds, which was too much. At 5'6", getting down to 111 was scary. Now I'm up to 159-ish, and I would like to get to 130. I like to walk and go on the elliptical. I really want to ride a bike, but I have never found a seat that is confortable. Any suggestions about t... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 15:56:32 EST New Bootcamp Classes in El Dorado Hills Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x37018190 Hi team! The Bootcamp classes I go to three times a week is looking into expanding into the El Dorado Hills area around the first of the year. They were hoping to do it sooner, but didn't have enough registrations. I don't work for them, but I've enjoyed these classes so much that I told them I'd spread the word in any way I could. Here's some basic information: <BR> <BR> Meet Adventure Boot Camp <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Downtown Sacramento Adventure Boot Camp is THE outdoor fitness progra... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:20:38 EST Today is my first day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x36859923 I am 44 yrs old, a wife and father to 2 great kids. I am tired of not feeling nor looking good. I want to be around for a long time so I can see my children grow old and rock on that porch with my hubby when we are old. <BR> I have started many times to lose my extra weight. I am know this time will be the last time as I will succeed this time around as I ma NOT going to buy any larger clothes!!! <BR> Holly Wed, 22 Sep 2010 19:46:13 EST CHAT ROOM FOR FALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x36508418 If you have something you want to talk about or have a question that needs an answer, post it here and we will see what we can some up with in the way of a solution. It's wide open. Sun, 5 Sep 2010 23:54:18 EST Sacramento Older Women Shared Housing Meetup Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x36482188 Hi...just wanted to announce that there is now a meetup.com group called Older Women Shared Housing <BR> <BR> Here's the link <BR> <BR> http://www.meetup.com/Older-Women-Shared<BR>-Housing-Meetup-Group/ <BR> <BR> <BR> There are lots of advantages to living together as we age, chiefly, of course, low housing costs and the opportunity for companionship at a time when it may be growing harder to find. <BR> <BR> So please check it out. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.... Sat, 4 Sep 2010 13:16:52 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x36234514 Hello. 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. Mon, 23 Aug 2010 20:08:18 EST SAC-SPARKLES AUGUST 30TH 'GOOD BYE SUMMER' MEET UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x36217699 SAC-SPARKLES AUGUST 30TH 'GOOD BYE SUMMER' MEET UP <BR> <BR> August 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 an August meet up and sharing session. Please come and share your favorite "Spark" finger-food, cool summer snack, goodies from your garden and any suggestions for eating healthy & getting our exercise in for September. <BR> <BR> If you can pleas... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 03:57:20 EST Does anyone belong to Fitness 19? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x36176782 My boyfriend and I are looking at a nice, clean, safe, local gym to join. We have heard a lot about Fitness 19 and the low monthly dues. We are aware that they are a dry gym and do not offer swimming pools or showers, but that is perfectly fine with us. We used to belong to Cal Fit and ended up leaving because we didn't want to continue to pay the high dues and never used the pool or showers there. <BR> Any input would be wonderful! :) Fri, 20 Aug 2010 18:28:11 EST Furlough Friday get togethers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x36175625 So furlough Fridays are back....anyone from this team making plans to get together on one of them? <BR> <BR> Weekends are often hard for me because of family and other commitments, but my Fridays...they belong to ME and I would love to find people to hook up with! Fri, 20 Aug 2010 17:06:10 EST New to this but not to stress~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x36014095 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am a single mother of 1; I work a full time job in which I commute to work daily. In the process of buying a house and determining if I want to get married again. Stress is not new to me and is a big part of my fluctuating weight gain/loss. I am determined to get into better physical shape than that when I was in my 20's. I am in my early 30 somthing's and want to lose the love handles. Primarily not having things jiggle where they should be. =) This is an... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 18:02:41 EST Spark People and SPARK AMERICA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x35871160 You have probably seen the announcement on the Spark pages, and I thought I would share this mail I received from Coach Jen about the new connection: <BR> <BR> "Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> As you might have read in SparkGuy's blog, we've launched a new version of SparkAmerica. You can read the announcement below: <BR> <BR> www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo <BR> urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3496067 <BR> <BR> In case you aren't familiar with SparkAmerica, it's a way to track your fitness m... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 22:04:15 EST Missing Person in Sacramento/San Fran, California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x35838945 <link>sacramento.craigslist.org/vol/188047<BR>1635.html </link> <BR> <BR> My sister-in-law was last seen on Friday in Sacramento, CA. She might be in San Fran now. Please check out this link for pictures and info. Thank you so much. Wed, 4 Aug 2010 13:52:50 EST GREAT SN&R Article...and more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x35760070 <link>www.newsreview.com/sacramento/conten<BR>t?oid=1383421 </link> <BR> <BR> I so hope this link opens. I thought this was a GREAT article. Even though I am not a native, and in fact now live in Folsom, I lived in Sac for over 20 years, and still work downtown. Can relate to SO many of the things mentioned! Sun, 1 Aug 2010 02:02:44 EST New Sac Area Need a walk buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x35616949 My name is Megan.. New to the Sac area just moved from Germany area I'm recently separated, and here to make a positive change.. I've been wanting to lose the weight for awhile now, but this time its for three people, me,myself and I... :) Looking for a evening walker, LOL this so sounds like a dating ad..haa haa..27 just looking for a female in the 25-35 age range to go walking with??? Any takers? Sun, 25 Jul 2010 01:06:10 EST Race for the Arts August 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x35528104 This is a 5k race aimed at providing funds to local arts programs. You choose what arts organization or school arts program to raise funds for. I'm running it for Christian Brothers High School Visual and Performing Arts programs. <BR> Here's the link for those of you who want to give it a look-see: <BR> <link>www.raceforthearts.com/about.html </link> Tue, 20 Jul 2010 17:47:51 EST Interesting resource http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x35382314 I found out about this in a class I took this year. <BR> <BR> You can send yourself an email IN THE FUTURE. You post yourself a message, like how wonderful it is to be able to buy NORMAL size clothes now, and post the message anywhere from a few days to up to 50 years in the future. <BR> <BR> At the appropriate time, it will send the message back to you! <BR> <BR> The principle we talked about in class is to tell your brain that you have already accomplished your goal by that point in tim... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 13:08:49 EST July 27th Tues 6-8PM-"Finger Food Meet Up/Sharing" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x35371700 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Please consider stopping by and connecting with other Spark People from the Sacramento region on Tuesday, July 27th from 6-8PM. Just swing by for a minute or two to say hello or bring some finger food goodies to share with folks and stay for an hour or two! <BR> <BR> 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 site & our regional site.... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 23:54:17 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x35305184 I just joined yesterday. I was actually in search of a site that could help employees at our company start a weight loss challenge. My boss recommended looking at this site, and though I'd heard of it before, I'd never checked it out fully in detail. I'm not overweight, just looking to improve my muscle tone, and make my skinny jeans too big! Fri, 9 Jul 2010 17:07:02 EST bike path etiquette http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x35261632 I was always taught that you were supposed to be on the right side of the road (baring extenuating circumstances) regardless of your mode of transport (foot pedal motor). Sidewalks get a pass, but what about bike trails? I just did a 45 minute ride mostly on a bike trail, and the vast majority of walkers were on the left side of the path. I could see this if it resulted in walkers seeing the oncoming bike and moving to allow the bike to pass, or at least not block the entire lane, but it d... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 16:03:49 EST Hi all, Just joined a BOot Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x35236219 and restarted Sparks... I'm sticking with it this time! Have a good day! Elizabeth Tue, 6 Jul 2010 12:47:40 EST OPEN CHAT - FOR THE SUMMER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x35140045 I think for the rest of the summer, we will just have one continuous chat thread. It might make it easier for people who don't come in here often to keep up. It might even be easier for newbies to find, and less threads to go through. If it becomes too messy just let me know and we can modify it. Thu, 1 Jul 2010 09:44:27 EST Warrior Dash for Northern California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x35109359 I found out about this via Men's Fitness, and who could resist something advertised as "The Weirdest Freakin' Day Of Your Life?" <BR> <BR> This is being held in Zamora, not too far from Sacramento, and it's Oct. 30, which is usually the sweet spot between the rainy season and summer temperatures: <BR> <BR> <link>www.warriordash.com/register2010_nor<BR>cal.php </link> <BR> <BR> Check it out and see if this might be for you! Tue, 29 Jun 2010 20:29:13 EST Beating the heat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x35104906 I've got a few excuses not to exercise right now, but the one I'm sure I share with y'all is the heat. What are folks doing to beat the heat and keep up the healthy lifestyle? Tue, 29 Jun 2010 16:07:54 EST Shameless Plug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x35083634 I am volunteering this week for my Tdd's HS JROTC TNT fireworks both. <BR> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> If you are interested in stopping by and helping support these wonderful kids, please spark-mail me and I will happily share the location of the booth with you off board. <BR> <BR> Have a happy and safe 4th of July week(end). Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:32:32 EST I have a question.. ...(Newby) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x35057582 I have lost almost 3 pounds, I'm very excited....ecstatic, really. But, I can't find where to record that on SP site? I know, I'm sure it's right in front of me, but I'm getting frustrated. This SP is amazing....you eat so much food...and lose weight!! How fun is that? Sun, 27 Jun 2010 11:28:42 EST Run for Independence, Elk Grove July 3rd! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x35028422 It's a 5k/10k for the local Food Bank held in Elk Grove Regional Park. I'm doing the 10k. Anyone else gonna be out there with me? Fri, 25 Jun 2010 14:53:02 EST Has any one used the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x35004295 California Peak fitness on Watt Ave. in North Highlands? <BR> <BR> There $$ seems a little steep for our budget but they are the closest to our house. While it might be a few months before I can consider trying a gym again, I want to start the search & review process now. <BR> <BR> ***edit add**** <BR> Also can anyone tell me about CalFit it's a little further than peak fitness but 2nd closest that is not a Curves. Especially what their pricing is like for single/family. Thu, 24 Jun 2010 12:13:30 EST Just checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x34995433 Hi! My name is Theresa. I have been using Sparkpeople for almost 3 months now and have not posted anything yet. Guess I just didn't know what to say, but I am so happy with this site and with my results so far that I just decided I should share. <BR> I started using Sparkpeople about a week after i decided that i had reached my limit and had to do something! My weight had climbed to 198 lbs! ( And since I'm only 5 ft. that is a lot) i was finding that I was having difficulty with pains in m... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 23:39:22 EST Adventure Boot Camp - $35 on Groupon.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x34860773 $35 for 12 Intensive, Outdoor Boot-Camp Sessions at Adventure Boot Camp ($199 Value) <BR> <link>www.groupon.com/sacramento/ </link> Thu, 17 Jun 2010 11:52:12 EST Merrell Down & Dirty Mud Run 10/31/2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x34821519 OMG this just looks like so much fun & I actually got my husband to sign up with me! Talk about some fun (and dirty) together time <em>342</em> <BR> <BR> It just sounds like a fantastic fun day but also a good time to go play in the mud while challenging the body (remember when getting dirty was fun? I still remember begging my mom to go play in the mud & we knew we were NOT allowed back in the house until we had been hosed down lol ;) <BR> <BR> <link>www.downanddirtymudrun.com/sc.cfm <... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:26:19 EST Weekend filled with friends/family festivities.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x34747426 I just joined sparks and now its my first weekend and a busy one. I've been doing well so far and am afraid of how i will push through this weekend with so many temptations. Any Ideas???? Fri, 11 Jun 2010 22:41:16 EST Jaime - New Member. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x34695373 Hi! I just joined today. I am a avid road cyclist and am looking to lose weight to improve my hill climbing. I live in Sacramento CA and am always looking for people to ride with. Currently my average speed is 12-14 miles/hr. I like longer bike rides. I just finished America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride around Lake Tahoe. I was tired but it was great. <BR> Take care, Jaime Wed, 9 Jun 2010 15:00:42 EST Doing okay, but need more accountability... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x34682288 Health and fitness has always been on my goal list, but finding the time (and courage) to find someone to keep me accountable has been a fear of mine. Fear or failure, maybe? The last 2 years have been emotionally hard, but I'm ready to get back in the game instead of sitting on the sidelines. <BR> <BR> A lot of factors involved: High Cholesterol, high triglycerides, been overweight for a while, have not utilized my 24 Hr. membership to it's fullest potential (though I enjoy it once I g... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 23:56:27 EST Urban Cow 1/2 Marathon, Relay & 5K 10/03/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x34647463 Not until the first Sunday in Ocober but still looks like a lot of fun :) <link>urbancowhalfmarathon.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> I am not quite ready for another 1/2 marathon so I am signed up for the 5K run/walk....the fun part is they will link to your Facebook page and post when you finish lol <BR> Mon, 7 Jun 2010 14:12:35 EST Here I am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x34512349 Hi. My name is George and I am fat. Isn't that how this is supposed to start? Anyway, I have been on this journey for my entire 47 years and feel that it is a life thing, not a now thing. The changes I am making are meant to be life-long, although finding acceptable replacements for ancient habits is proving more difficult than I had anticipated. I believe that my biggest hurdle is the lack of support I feel (I know my friend support me, but I seem to be a bit needy and whinny and . . . ... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 11:43:35 EST Open June chat - a safe place to play http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x34501621 Feel welcome to drop in anytime and let us know how you are doing. No requirements, no subjects, no tests.. Just fun. <em>9</em> Mon, 31 May 2010 22:36:16 EST Patricia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x34402887 i just had thyroid surgery in april 27th this year still recovery from it.. Wed, 26 May 2010 17:28:37 EST Why hello there. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x34397815 The name is Ashley, I'm 21 and I live in the midtown area (which is sandwiched between downtown and east Sacramento, if you didn't know!) I'm making a commitment to myself this time around. I'm trying to become a correctional officer with the state, and I realize now that this whole process is directly tied into a huge part of my prospective future. <BR> <BR> I've struggled with body issues since as early as kindergarten, though I wasn't even significantly overweight until I was about 18. L... Wed, 26 May 2010 13:03:00 EST San Francisco's Bay to Breakers Race http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x34374042 Has anyone ever done this race? My sister wants us to train to run in it next May and I'm just curious what it is like. I was there in San Francisco years ago when it was taking place and all I can remember is that there were LOTS of NAKED people running down the road...LOL!! Only in San Francisco! I'm curious if anyone else has experienced the race...I'd appreciate any info. <BR> <BR> Also, there are quite a few walks/runs in the area...do we, as a SparkTeam, ever try to get a group toge... Tue, 25 May 2010 12:39:03 EST SACRAMENTO JAZZ JUBILEE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x34294183 If you want to get movin' and groovin' to some terrific music this MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND check out the Jazz Jubilee. Something for everyone there. <link>www.sacjazz.com/news/ </link> Fri, 21 May 2010 13:36:11 EST Three Things to Eat After You've Overeaten http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x34275341 Pretty interesting: <link>www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/<BR>weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_t<BR>ips/3_antidotes_to_overeating </link> Thu, 20 May 2010 16:12:04 EST The Elk Grove 5K Run 5/15/10!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x34055867 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> http://www.zinsli.com/events/EG_2010.pdf <BR> <BR> http://runningzone.us/ <BR> <BR> or send me a message for more details. <BR> <BR> Hope to see someone there from the Spark!!!! Tue, 11 May 2010 02:39:43 EST No longer lurking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x34029694 Just wanted to say hello! I've been hanging around here for a while off and on. Turning over a new leaf, being more committed to it now and making this work :) Mon, 10 May 2010 00:13:34 EST Fleet Feet Sports' Women's Fitness Festival-06/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x33981011 Sorry Guy's its all about the girls on 06/06...Sacramento's largest 5K run/walk to benefit WEAVE. <BR> <BR> Entry Fees <BR> <BR> $33 on or before May 21, 2010 <BR> $38 on or after May 22, 2010 <BR> <BR> (Girls 12-under receive a $10 discount) <BR> <BR> FYI that it is Limited to the first 3,500 registrants. <BR> <BR> <link>www.womensfitnessfestival.com/ </link> Fri, 7 May 2010 13:32:44 EST I'm going to need some motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x33936958 Hi everyone! I'm Trisha... 25 years old and I have 3 kids. My daughter is 7, my sons are 4 and 9 months. I have always had a struggle with my weight but now I am DONE being overweight. I need to lose about 40 lbs and NO clue about how to do it the right way. Any tips or stories about how you are doing it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much! Wed, 5 May 2010 17:13:52 EST American River Trail http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x33875563 I biked the AR Trail from Watt to the Folsom Dam. The trail was beautiful, although a little hard to follow on a couple of turns. <BR> <BR> It was a good hard ride. I'm glad we went up hill on the way in. I'd hate to do that last hill at the end of the ride. Mon, 3 May 2010 11:18:27 EST MAY - chats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x33830686 A place to share whatever is happening on your journey to a healthy lifestyle, questions or comments that need answers or a place to come and meet new friends. <BR> <BR> Please join in. Everyone is welcome. Sat, 1 May 2010 10:28:48 EST PAY IT FORWARD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x33734169 Looking forward to hearing YOUR AMAZING RESULTS from your PAY IT FORWARD day. Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:44:13 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x33645729 I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Diane, 21, and a college student in sacramento, ca. I'm here to find a healthier lifestyle for myself and hopefully get to know a few motivating people who can keep me in line when times get rough. Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:59:36 EST Does anyone do dance class in the Elk Grove area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x33577192 Hi! I found a great place to exercise, that doesn't feel like exercise at all! If you're in the EG area, check out D2DR (Dance 2D Rhythm dance studio) on Laguna Blvd, behind BJs Restaurant. <BR> <BR> Tanya is the best! I go there 3 times a week, and she kicks our butts every time! <BR> <BR> www.dance2drhythm.com <BR> <BR> Nisha <BR> <BR> PS: I think u can get a free class if you're a first-timer. Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:43:21 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x33131835 Why did I join ok to be honest I have known about Speak People for a few months now. But the first time I had looked at the site it just overwhelmed me. To much to do ƒº I didn¡¦t want to put the time in. But I had heard how very wonderful it was so I got the spark book at the library was wonderful. I took the book back and bought my own copy. Then I knew that I had to go back to the site and take another look. It has been wonderful so far this website has everything I need not only to lose t... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 14:08:41 EST April showers bring May flowers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x33098482 Did your good intentions in March get 'shot down' by the return to cold and wet weather? How can we help each other get back on track? If you were among the lucky, tell us how you maintained. <BR> <em>27</em> <em>67</em> <em>87</em> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 09:49:38 EST First step to a new, healthy me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x32896101 Hello SP community! I am 34 and a new mother. My baby is 1 month and I am desperate to lose weight. I must confess I am already at my pre pregnacy weight, 172lbs, but my goal is 137lbs. I look forward to sharing my journey with you all. Tue, 23 Mar 2010 03:26:18 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x32790289 New here, mom of an almost 1 year old, with much to lose and not much energy. Hello all! Thu, 18 Mar 2010 13:11:30 EST March of Dimes March for Babies 4/24/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x32788325 Is anyone planning to do this? I do it every year. <BR> <BR> <link>marchforbabies.org/monica4babies </link> Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:45:19 EST Newbie in Natomas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x32602900 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to this site and looking forward to new adventures in healthy living. I hope to be supportive to other members and share tips about healthy living. Thu, 11 Mar 2010 00:28:01 EST Becky's New Car - B St Theater http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x32585642 We just saw this play last night and I have to highly recommend it. It's funny and includes audience participation. <BR> <BR> Basically it's about one woman's mid-life crisis. <BR> <BR> I believe the ticket price is $12-18, so it's a bit more than a movie ticket, but since every performance is unique, it's well worth the price. <BR> <BR> We had dinner at Celestin's Carribean Restaurant using my Entertainment card and after tax and a generous tip, the tab was just $20. Along those sam... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:14:00 EST Just Joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x32535303 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to Spark People though I've been on my healthy-lifestyle change since January 1st. So far, I've lost 25.5 pounds. My final goal is 100, so I have a ways to go, but I am feeling great about my start so far. <BR> <BR> I just completed the C25K program and I'm going to continue with running as my main excercise goal. I'm planning on participating in the Sacramento Zoo's Zoo Zoom race (the 5K) in April. <BR> Mon, 8 Mar 2010 16:28:00 EST Walk 'N Rock for Kids - 5/30/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x32528810 Help Hope Productions Foundation bring hope to our community's children's charities. Join us for the 2nd annual WALK 'N ROCK FOR KIDS Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Raley Field in Sacramento. The event will kick off with a morning 5K walk involving families, local businesses, walk teams and supporters. Participants will walk and raise funds on behalf of our 2010 Nonprofit Partners and Nonprofit Associates. There is NO FEE to register before 5/22/2010. Participants over the age of 11 who register aft... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 12:12:44 EST cardio kickboxing in sacramento area? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x32515138 Hi. I'm looking to take a cardio kickboxing class 3 times a week. I live in the Arden/Watt area and looking for something close but not at the gyms. Does anyone know of somewhere that has these type of classes (besdies CA fitness and 24 fitness)? Sun, 7 Mar 2010 22:04:25 EST new to everything! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x32505261 Hi, I'm new to the team! I live in Elk Grove but it looks like that Spark Team is dead, so I thought I'd join a team that looks supportive - and this one does!! <BR> <BR> I've new to weight loss and fitness. I'm 32, married and have three children. Within the last few years, I've been trying to figure out what would make me happy. Finally, I've put getting healthy and looking great at my number 1!! <BR> <BR> I've decided so far that I like walking, yoga and am trying some strength train... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 14:05:09 EST Hi ^^ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x32469457 Nice to meet you all and I hope you are all enjoying your fitness adventure. It is a crazy ride no matter where you are in it. <BR> <BR> To introduce myself, I think I was born to be on the move and I love anything active, adventures, outdoors and crazy. I especially enjoy endurance sport and weight lifting. I am vegan so that alone took a lot of research and really helped develop my love of gaining knowledge in nutrition. <BR> <BR> My ultimate goal is to complete a full Ironman. Shor... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 18:29:00 EST A message from Coach Jen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x32465727 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 15:23:09 EST Salmonella warning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x32456730 I just want to forward a warning from another team I am on. <BR> <BR> Please make note of the recall due to Salmonella contamination that may affect a number of products on the market distributed by Earth Island, including packages of tofu, veggie burritos, faux chicken, and other products commonly used by vegetarians and vegans. Read more here to see a list of the affected products: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm202978<BR>.htm </link> Fri, 5 Mar 2010 09:46:35 EST Inspiring blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x32377590 I was really inspired when I read SWEETERINA71's Jan 2, 2010 blog and thought others might enjoy it to. Check out blog: "I'm Not The Resolutionary Kind" <BR> <BR> www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journa<BR>l_individual.asp?blog_id=2683680 <BR> Tue, 2 Mar 2010 13:39:24 EST A Diabetes event in Redding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x32350885 Held by a Sparker: here's the link: <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messa<BR>geboard.asp?imparent=18559299&imboard=4 <BR> <em>345</em> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 16:34:42 EST March Madness - express new hopes for Spring HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x32338375 Another month upon us. Done with February and rolling into spring. Do you have plans and promises, hopes and desires as the city turns into a wonderful blooming paradise? Share them here. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <em>214</em> <em>126</em> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 10:09:12 EST Just out of curiousity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x32159608 I love this website and since I started, my life has pretty much been revolved around it. I can;t wait to track my food and enter my fitness minutes or see what someone has posted on my page. But I'm realizing that I need to restart my life. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone had any leads on work in sacramento? I've been looking for months with no luck. <BR> I started with veterinary clinics (I am a veterinary assistant) and had a couple interviews and no parade. Then I started with pet ... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 16:29:03 EST Workout Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x32031356 24 Fitness in Elk Grove. Elk Rrove-Florin Rd location <BR> <BR> pref. a female between age 18-35 <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Feb 2010 13:39:04 EST Sacramento County is Ranked 32 out of 56 Counties! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x32028865 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=636107 </link> <BR> <BR> We need to step it up! Wed, 17 Feb 2010 11:59:26 EST I'm Am So Almost There and Ready to Begin....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x31971417 Hello, I am Sherri, single mom to 3 kids, ages 8, 10 and 16. I have had successes in the past with weight loss through Weight Watchers and through Curves, however, they didn't stick ultimately. When I went through my divorce starting a few years ago, it's when things slowly started to go downhill emotionally and started just not caring what I was putting in my mouth anymore you know. I consider myself a true Emotional Eater for sure. I am also probably my own worst enemy when it comes to ... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 12:17:35 EST Happy Day to You! My Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x31950535 Hello, I just recently found this site and am just beginning to figure my way around. <BR> <BR> I'd like to tell you a lil bit about myself as introduction. I'm a 55-yr-old female who has struggled with various health related problems for many years, including weight issues. I have been disabled for about 5 of those years. Not being able to go out on my own, or drive, or enjoy life, has been very difficult for myself and my whole family. I have 11 grandkids (5 grown kids) and 3 kids still a... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 15:46:41 EST Hello, Sac Folks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x31887269 I'm new to SP but I'm liking it so far. LOVE the iphone app! Glad to see so many people in Sacramento on here. Let's motivate each other! <BR> Thu, 11 Feb 2010 18:30:33 EST Good Bye and Step Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x31858052 Hi All, <BR> I am sorry to say I no longer feel I can lead this team. I have moved to San Diego (so I'm not really Sacramentan anymore). Plus I've been a horrible leader.:( I am glad that I was able to be a part of the team though and hope everyone is still sparkin! <BR> Jay Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:11:24 EST Natomas Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x31833617 Hi everyone! I'm new here (to SparkPeople), and I live in Natomas. I see there are a few members also from Natomas. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by all the things I will need to change in my life, but at the same time, I'm ready to make those changes. I'm looking for workout/walking buddies in the area. And also just some words of encouragement sometimes. <BR> <BR> A little about me: I'm 39, I'm a single lesbian mom of two young kids and I work full time, M-F. I like to do just abo... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 19:42:39 EST A Diet That Makes You Thinner and Prettier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x31745633 From WebMD: <link>www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-o2-d<BR>iet?ecd=wnl_wlw_020610 </link> Sat, 6 Feb 2010 15:11:13 EST kimmist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x31725580 hi everyone im kimmist an i need to lose 100+ pounds Fri, 5 Feb 2010 17:05:07 EST HEART HEALTHY - February Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x31578120 Heart related talk accepted here. It can be anything from your own healthy heart or your HEART THROB. Tell us about how you plan to keep your heart <BR> happy to last you a lifetime. <em>122</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2010 20:44:04 EST I'm new and need advice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x31541987 Hey all! <BR> <BR> I'm Jill, and I recently had a baby (5 months ago). He's starting to eat solids, so I figure its time to start the weight loss journey. So far, I've lost 4 pounds in one week. I want to stay on track, but my husband and I are going out to dinner for the first time since the baby was born. We are going to Caballo Blanco, a typical mexican restaurant, and I want to stay as close to healthy as possible! Any advice on what to order? Sat, 30 Jan 2010 13:13:35 EST Super Bowl Run? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x31459461 I signed up for the Super Bowl Run on 2/7. Is anyone planning on running? This is a new race this year on the CSUS campus. Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:02:31 EST What am I doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x31416763 Hi. I am new to sparkpeople and have no idea what I am doing. My mom and my sister rave about this site and that I needed to go check it out. So here I am. If I learn how to do this correctly, it looks like it may actually work. :-) I need to lose about 50 pounds to be healthier and happier. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 23:30:45 EST Question: How to cut the cravings? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x31409051 I'm having a hard time cutting my craving and i'm beginning to over eat; getting back to my old habits. <BR> And if that isn't bad enough I'm having a hard time finding the nutritional informational about the food in my colleges dinning commons....How do y'all cut the cravings, avoid over eating & what do you do when you don't know the nutritional value? <BR> <BR> Thanks for your help. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:06:21 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x31340034 Hi I'm Lori and I actually live in Woodland. I've only been here a week and it's been fun. My goal is to run a few 5K's this year with decent times and next year I'd like to run a half marathon. Not being a runner I'm not really sure about the training. Can anyone give me some pointers? Sat, 23 Jan 2010 10:33:57 EST Valentines day 5k run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x31296922 I was wondering if anyone here is doing the Valentines day 5k run near the country club mall on Watt ave? I've decided that I'm going to run several races a year, and one big one. My goal will to improve my time each time I run a race. I was wondering if anyone here has run it before, or is running it this year? Thu, 21 Jan 2010 17:38:31 EST Oh my gosh.... what have I gotten myself into??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x31236403 Okay so here I am!! I can't believe I am actually going to publicly track my weight loss progress but hey, then again hopefully that will give me motivation! I have been mad at the world of weight loss ever since I gained back the 55lbs I lost a few ago so I think I have been sabotaging my own efforts. I just really want to be able to have more energy, feel better and be able to wear anything in my closet!! I dont think that is to much to ask for! So here it goes... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 18:36:07 EST Joining a winnig team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x31168493 I am totally getting excited! Just signed up...bought The Spark for my Kindle and getting ready for a great week! This will be informative, fun and motivating! Sun, 17 Jan 2010 15:45:56 EST Elk Grove 5k run. Who is with me??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x31131267 Hello everyone, just wanted to tell that there is a coming 5k run in February 21 st in Elk Grove. If you would like to join here is the site if you would like to check it out. <BR> <BR> http://zinsli.com/events/sacevents.asp <BR> <BR> YOu have to print a appl. and register. Look for the February 21st run. There is going to be a total of 4 runs this year in Elk Grove. Planning to be there on all four. <BR> There is also some other information about other runs that you might be interested.... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 04:42:10 EST Plans for MLK weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x31013202 Just wondering if anyone has any plans for the up comming MLK long weekend? <BR> <BR> My mom and sister are planning on coming here from Napa Vally to hang out for a couple of days but other then that, I dont have any plans. Tue, 12 Jan 2010 10:48:45 EST Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, May 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x30951262 For the third year in a row, we are going to do the walk in support of breast cancer research....hoping to find a cure. <BR> <BR> Our team "For the Girls" has been registered and I have attached this link for those who want to join us. It is an AWESOME event...as those that walked last year can attest to. <BR> <BR> There is a one mile walk, a 5K walk/run (timed or untimed) at Cal Expo. You can make your choice on the day of the event. <BR> <BR> I have an injured foot right now, and my ph... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 14:49:14 EST BOOT CAMP 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x30866920 Post your results for the boot camp workout here. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 16:49:29 EST New to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x30773866 Hi everyone... my name is Heidi, I am 24 and live in the northern part of Sacramento, and have been here for 7 years. I have a daughter that just turned 1 two days after christmas. I gained way too much weight during my pregnancy, and need to get it off, and be a healthier person. I love jogging and running, and am going to try and run the Shamrock half marathon in March. That's my short term goal right now. I hope to loose 65 lbs this year, but I'll just take it one day at a time. I would lo... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 23:32:01 EST January Chat - HAPPY NEW YOU.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x30607293 This is a general chat thread, just jump in and let us know you are with us. This team continues to grow in strength and numbers. June 27, 2009 = 4,297 <BR> and now we are 5,181 strong. We can make a difference in our own lives and those of others. <BR> Make this a great year. Make it the best ever for YOU. Wed, 30 Dec 2009 13:03:18 EST SPARK BOOK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x30582703 If you ordered the SPARK book, please look up in the far upper right hand corner of this page, or your spark page and you will find the announcement of the BOOK BONUS PROGRAM and information where you can follow along Chapter by Chapter when you have the book in your hands. UPS should be dropping mine on the doorstep any time now. I am sure it is full of some of the same stuff we already know, but I am looking forward to finding NEW TIPS and information. <BR> Best Wishes for a Happy, Prospe... Tue, 29 Dec 2009 13:14:15 EST Searching for West Sacramento Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x30450474 Are there any Sparkers from West Sacramento? I see lots of folks walking and running around the neighborhoods. Are any of you part of this Team? <BR> <BR> Linda Mon, 21 Dec 2009 13:56:13 EST Spread The Spark: January 22nd - 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x30207017 Helloooo Sacramentans. As a group, what are we going to do to, "Spread The Spark"? Any and all plausible ideas are welcome. Tue, 8 Dec 2009 01:31:31 EST DECEMBER open CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x30054447 Post here any thoughts about staying on track, or what you are going to be doing in December. Any special trips, fun runs/walks, and parties you are going to. Mon, 30 Nov 2009 23:04:06 EST How'd you do over the holiday weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x30037211 I gained 2 pounds but honestly I think most of it is water weight. I ate so much chex mix it's not even funny and that stuff is loaded with salt. I'm hoping that that 2 pounds will drop off by next weeks weigh in. <BR> <BR> How'd you do? Mon, 30 Nov 2009 09:39:57 EST Sacramentolynn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x30008151 HI, My name is Lynn and I am married to Leo. We live in Sacramento. Between us we have 6 kids, eleven grandkids and 2 greatgrandkids. We met online and have been married almost 7 years. I am 69 and he is 74. We are having the time of our life with camping and traveling. Unfortunately, we also like to eat yummy food. We do try to walk daily,weather permitiing. We have two cats who travel with us in our Minnie Winnie. Our health is good, for which I am thankful, but we both could stand to lose... Sat, 28 Nov 2009 18:32:19 EST Did you do any TURKEY DAY RUNS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x29984348 How many of you ran/walked or supported the RUN TO FEED THE HUNGRY or other runs for a cause? Let us know how you did. Thu, 26 Nov 2009 22:32:21 EST Thanksgiving Week! What are your plans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x29917630 Good Monday morning all! <BR> <BR> Since today is Monday, I was just wondering what everyone has planned for Thanksgiving week. I'm sure a lot of work places will be having celebrations or at least a few people will bring treats in to share. How do you plan to avoid temptation and stay on track? <BR> <BR> I'm planning to use the the "Thank you, I'll be sure to try some in a while." ploy. I personally am not going to be bringing in any treats this week as its going to be extremly busy a... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 09:43:03 EST helloo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x29791222 helloo Tue, 17 Nov 2009 00:01:06 EST Who's Going to Stay on Track this Week?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x29772539 I am!!! Anyone else? Post up what your plans are for staying on track. <BR> <BR> I've already planned out what all my breakfast and lunches are for the week and most of my dinners. I'm going to walk my dogs every night after work for 45 min's. Mon, 16 Nov 2009 09:43:36 EST Walnut Creek Turkey Trot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x29765400 LINK TO WALNUT CREEK TURKEY TROT <BR> <BR> http://www.changeofpace.com/wctt.html Sun, 15 Nov 2009 22:36:38 EST Folsom Turkey Trot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x29765346 This is the one my family is going to do. I also posted links to Sacramento Run to Feed the Hungry and Roseville Turkey Trot. <BR> <BR> LINK TO FOLSOM TURKEY TROT: <BR> <BR> http://www.folsomturkeytrot.com/page.asp<BR>?id=28 Sun, 15 Nov 2009 22:34:11 EST Roseville Turkey Trot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x29765311 Link Below <BR> <BR> http://www.rosevilleturkeytrot.com/ <BR> Sun, 15 Nov 2009 22:32:45 EST Sacramento Run/Walk to Feed the Hungry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x29765296 Link below: <BR> <BR> http://www.runtofeedthehungry.com/regist<BR>er.html <BR> Sun, 15 Nov 2009 22:31:59 EST SAC-SPARKLES NOV 18th POTLUCK & CRAFTS SHARING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x29715780 SAC-SPARKLES NOV. 18th POTLUCK & CRAFTS SHARING <BR> <BR> November 18, 6:00pm to 7:30pm <BR> Arden Library, Meeting Room <BR> 2443 Marconi Avenue <BR> Sacramento CA 95821 <BR> <BR> Join Sacramento Sparkles Team members at November potluck, pre-holiday get together and crafts sharing session. Please come and share your favorite "Spark" recipes and suggestions for eating healthy & getting our exercise in during the holiday season. <BR> <BR> In addition (since some of you are craf... Fri, 13 Nov 2009 09:28:23 EST LOST ALOT BUT HAVE MORE TO GO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x29695667 Hi - I have been reading the SparkPeople daily emails for about a year. Love them. I lost 90 pounds about two years ago and in the last year have gained back 20. I need to lose 30 and maintain. While losing the 90 I was pretty active and then damaged my knee and now also have something weird going on with the top of my foot. I had gone from water aerobics to boot camp. Anyway the exercise has dropped off and the things that I can don't seem to excite me much. Kind of lost my motivation... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 10:39:44 EST November Check-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x29522647 Okay, there's not a single November post here, so I thought I'd start one! How's everyone doing? <BR> <BR> I'm getting back on the wagon - basically missed 2 weeks of workouts, between flu and vacation. :-( The good news is, I really missed exercising! Guess I'm an addict now, which can only be a good thing. :-) <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Nov 2009 13:03:13 EST Davis Turkey Trot - November 21, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x29232643 Just signed up for the 10k portion. Anyone else going? <BR> <link>www.changeofpace.com/davis_turkey_tr<BR>ot.html </link> Thu, 22 Oct 2009 04:05:18 EST Are you really in shape to RUN? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x29172509 I recently read this article and think of so many of my SPARK friends that are runners. It made me newly aware, that we all need to be sure we know we are in EXCELLENT SHAPE. completely before we take off on a run or marathon. Here is the link to the article I am referring to. <link>www.detnews.com/article/20091018/MET<BR>RO/910180321/1136/SPORTS07/Three-runne<BR>rs-die-in-Free-Press/Flagstar-half-marathon </link> <BR> <BR> Mon, 19 Oct 2009 14:42:32 EST Still looking for a workout buddy!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x29153492 <em>303</em> I know Sacramento is a large area, so I'm looking for a partner in the Rosemont/Rancho Cordova area. I work full time & 2 of my 3 children play soccer and/or softball, so it would be great if their practice time could also be my workout time. Please contact me if your intersted. Here are a few emoticons to show mt interests: <BR> <em>299</em> <em>131</em> <em>133</em> <em>68</em> <em>217</em> <em>34</em> <em>216</em> <em>252</em> <em>300</em> <em>274</em> <em>45</em> ... Sun, 18 Oct 2009 18:49:03 EST HEY NOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x28829870 HELLO EVERYBODY IM A NEW SPARKSFRIEND MY MOM SENT ME A LINK LAST NIGHT BECAUSE I WAS FINALLY HONEST ABOUT WHATS BEEN BOTHERING ME... MY WEIGHT!!!! SEE I BELIEVE I HAVE HAD DISTORED BODY IMAGE FOR A WHILE( THOUGHT I LOOKED ONE WAY BUT REALLY LOOK ANOTHER) I FINALLY SEEN MYSELF ... FOR REAL I AM A YOUNG WOMAN WHO LOVES TO BE OUT & SEEN I ALSO LOVE FASHION AND BEING OVER WEIGHT IS NOT A GOOD LOOK FOR THE LIFE I LIVE.... I AM SO READY TO HAVE MY BODY MATCH MY EGO. I HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH T... Sat, 3 Oct 2009 13:04:05 EST October Check-In! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x28811031 It's October 2nd already! How'd that happen? ;-) <BR> <BR> How's everybody doing? I had a stressful month, hit the comfort food a bit hard, definitely gained a few. I'm scared to get on the scale because everything feels tight. :-( Ramping the exercise back up and trying to get back to watching my portion sizes. <BR> <BR> Otherwise, looking forward to vacation in a couple weeks - Disneyland, yay! We're hoping our daughter (who's 5 now) will be a little more interested in going on ride... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 12:36:42 EST New to the area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x28799409 Hey fellow Sacto's <BR> I moved up here four months ago with my boyfriend and two kids. I am a pretty healthy eater, I just have to really watch my portions. I also have a thyroid condition that really slows my metabolism. <BR> I stay home with the kids and exercise at home. For the most part I do fairly well on my own. But I have to say I really miss the high end fitness club I used to work for before I moved up here. I could work out any time I wanted, and the equipment, trainers, and fac... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 22:33:10 EST new...ki da-sorta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x28689995 So I signed up for this page and made all sorts of goals that I never attempted to reach. After trying to ignore the constant stream of "reminders" in my inbox for almost a year now, I decided it *really* is time to quit smoking and lose some weight. I'm out in the Greenhaven area and would like to find others who could use mutual support and motivation! I'm interested in walking/jogging and bike riding. I'm free and needing a workout most weekdays. So drop me a line, and lets get physical! l... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 14:28:55 EST Citrus Heights Walkers & Rollerskaters! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5179x9944x28630806 Want to be motivated? Can you motivate? Are you wanting to walk off those pounds while griping about men, talking about the kids, b*tchin' about your boss or coming up with cool idea for healthy meals? Want to get to know some awesome women who are a sisterhood, more so than just walking partners? Are you 40 to 50 lbs overweight and love to rollerskate too? <BR> I am looking for THIS EXACT thing! If you are interested in getting away for a few hour on the weekend without the "fam", the... Thu, 24 Sep 2009 13:12:35 EST September Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x28451898 Hi all, <BR> Sorry I went MIA again. I haven't been able to do much exercise as I keep injuring myself. UGH! So I sprained my wrist and my foot. This is after patellar tendonitis, sprained lower back, and a cold. Seriously??? My thoughts are circling around me being prone to injury due to severe stress in my life. I notice that my injuries are directly correlated to some bad work/financial stressors. I need to figure out a way to de-stress. <BR> Anyways, planning on taking a trip in a couple... Wed, 16 Sep 2009 12:53:54 EST Looking for a workout buddy...So am I!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x28343466 I'm looking for a female, somewhat active, & lives in or near the Rosemont area of Sacto. If you live or work near Delta Dental in Rancho Cordova & your available around 11 AM I can make that work too. <BR> I can't afford the gym, so walking, bike riding & some jogging is what I'd like to start with. <BR> I need someone who can help keep me motivated & positive (and vise versa). <BR> I'm avail Mon-Thurs after 5, Friday anytime (most of the time) Saturday after 6 & Sunday anytime. <BR> Please.... Fri, 11 Sep 2009 18:54:44 EST HELP PLEASE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x28343008 I'm a wife & mother of 3 (14 & 11 yr old twins). <BR> Like most of you I'm very busy. I work F/T 10 hrs shifts 4 days per week. I spent most of my Fridays cleaning house & running errands, Saturdays attending my girls soccer & softball games & Sundays I try to use as a rest day (right). My husband has been laid off, so my budget EXTREMELY tight. <BR> A few years back I lost 60 pounds on Weight Watchers. My work hours at the time allowed me to be able to go to my employers gym & workout at l... Fri, 11 Sep 2009 18:25:27 EST Sept 15 11:30 Spark lunch/potluck meet up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x28312852 Hoping to see you this Tuesday Sept 15th at Arden Library meeting room. I thought it would be nice to recognize SparkPeople on SacSparkles Team during the month of August and be able to share some food at potluck with Sacramento SparkPeople that might be able to stop by. <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 Roo... Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:22:04 EST Hay locals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x28306845 I was exited to see a Sacramento team. I'm sort of new, I've been a spark member for a bit now but haven't really used the site. But I am starting now! Thu, 10 Sep 2009 08:21:26 EST Hi, New to SP from the Arden Area. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x28291375 Hello, I am new to SP and the Forums. Slowly learning my way around the site and what it has to offer. I learned of this site through the WalkerTracker website. A few years ago I lost 25kg and stalled there with a bunch more kgs to go. With some changes I started logging my food and exercise routinely. To do this helps me with at least keeping my weight stable and in a losing trend. However, my favorite Itouch app for logging food & exercise still does not currently export data so I had... Wed, 9 Sep 2009 14:37:03 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x28240812 Hi everyone...I have just turned 64 and this past year have let my weight get out of hand. I started walking again 10 days ago walking 45 min 6 days a week at a brisk pace and watching what I eat. <BR> <BR> I've come back to sparkpeople hoping to find some encouragement to get back in shape. <BR> I know there's no magic cure and it takes willpower and work...So here I am starting over. Mon, 7 Sep 2009 16:26:03 EST All you state workers...new team, just for you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x28209740 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just set up a team within the team....for state employees. <BR> <BR> Thought it would be great to see what we are all doing on Furlough Fridays....and to combat Arnie et all by getting ourselves in great shape. <BR> <BR> Not sure how many of us there are here, but I thing it would be great, for those of us downtown to do weekly walks around the capital, or ??? <BR> <BR> Anyway, it's set up and called "I work for the state!" You'll see the state seal as the logo, ... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 03:19:31 EST Just moved to FOLSOM! Anyone else from here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x28163855 We just moved to the Natoma Station area. LOVING it! Anyone else from Folsom that can help me explore walking, biking trails? Thu, 3 Sep 2009 19:26:56 EST Hey Team - What's Up For This Weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x28160581 My BF and I are seeing the Stanford women's basketball team play UOP in Stockton tomorrow night. Afterwards we're having dinner with his sister and her husband. On Saturday, we're running, hopefully before it gets hot and watching Stanford football in the afternoon (notice a pattern here?) I'm making some treats to eat during the game and Southwest Lamb Chops for dinner. <BR> <BR> We'll bike on Sunday morning, but then I'm heading home while he heads out to pick up his kids. I plan to ca... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 16:25:45 EST What is up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x28121949 Hey everybody, <BR> im stoked about losing weight and am anxious to make it happen! This seems to be a great tool :) Wed, 2 Sep 2009 01:21:07 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x27976321 I'm trying to lose weight and be more healthy. Starting out is hard but I am determined to succeed! Wed, 26 Aug 2009 16:57:03 EST New To The Group!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x27973854 My name is Chennea, I'm 22 and I live in Sacramento, CA!! I just had a baby boy back in February and I'm trying to lose that baby weight. I see pictures of myself before and just wanna get back in shape so I can get my self esteem back to where it was. I work a 9 - 5 and when i get home all i wanna do is spend time with my husband and son, so it might be difficult for me to get going on this diet thing at first but hopefully with all your help I can stay on track. I talked my husband into di... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 14:58:38 EST Good Tuesday All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x27952211 So, I started classes this week. Volleyball was very disappointing and I need to change it to credit/no credit so that I can show up after my McKinley park thing is totally done. Swimming I was able to add, but we didn't actually do any swimming. BOO!!! Tonight is kickboxing, but I have a feeling it's going to be another do nothing day. We shall see. I'm visiting my nice afterwards. <BR> Hopefully all are still sparkin! Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:41:16 EST Thoughts for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x27919244 I Believe... <BR> That just because two people argue, <BR> It doesn't mean they don't love each other. <BR> And just because they don't argue, <BR> It doesn't mean they do love each other. <BR> <BR> <BR> I Believe... <BR> That we don't have to change friends if <BR> We understand that friends change. <BR> <BR> <BR> I Believe.... <BR> That no matter how good a friend is, <BR> they're going to hurt you every once in a while <BR> and you must forgive them for that. <BR> <BR> <... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:42:44 EST Happy Monday! (8/24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x27918162 Hi everybody- <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a great weekend. We got together wtih friends on Saturday and I didn't eat too great, and drank waaaaaay too much wine. But I forced myself to jump on the exercise bike Sunday morning for half an hour, and you know, I actually felt a lot better afterward! Whod've thunk that exercise could cure a hangover? <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Aug 2009 11:59:40 EST New from Antelope http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x27887259 Hi everyone! My name is Karen. I just joined Sparkpeople yesterday and so far I am loving it! I started dieting (again) this past Monday and so far have lost 8 pounds, but as you can see from my ticker, I have a very long way to go. I don't have any kids yet, but I am in the process of trying to adopt. My goal is to lose weight and become healthier so that I can be a more active participant in my future child's life and, hopefully, live long enough to see my grandchildren grow up too (at ... Sun, 23 Aug 2009 00:51:39 EST Just checking in with a status update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x27792300 So my knee is almost healed (very little pain if at all). So I'm not as strong as I was a few months back, but getting there. Yesterday I took a long bike ride (total with my morning commute around 25 miles). I also played volleyball on Sunday which was awesome. I was having a really on day, but I overdid it with my snap and my wrist is still a bit sore, but healing. I'm sure by tomorrow it will be in hitting shape. I start classes on Sunday which will be so fun. I'm taking volleyball on Sund... Tue, 18 Aug 2009 16:25:56 EST training for the folsom bridges 1/2 marathon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x27791440 this marathon in october will be my 1st...just want to get feedback on the course.... <BR> thanks! <BR> e. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 15:46:11 EST exicted to meet new sacramen tians... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x27791421 hi from folsom! <BR> <BR> e. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 15:44:59 EST The freshmen 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x27747843 Hello, <BR> My name is ashley and I am a third year college student. I joined this site in the hopes of loosing the famously known "freshman 15" that I gained a couple of years ago. I really want to be in great shape while I'm young so my habits will stick with me as I grow. I'm excited to try to loose weight with this website. Sun, 16 Aug 2009 21:11:59 EST Anyone doing the Golden State Tri in October? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x27746406 I am doing the mini-sprint version since it is my first triathlon and I have limited training time. I would love to meet up with others who are doing the event. I have just started doing some open water swimming at Lake Natoma with my husband as my coach. We are not doing a lot of distance but we are working on spotting and getting comfortable in open water. Sun, 16 Aug 2009 19:53:44 EST Hi - New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x27713993 Hi... I am new to SparkPeople. I'm Cyndi and just joined this evening and plan on starting to use the site to help me continue where I left off in my weight loss. I am hoping this site provides me with the tools to continue on my journey... Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:13:49 EST Cowtown 1/2 Marathon or 5K, Oct. 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5178x9944x27527132 This event is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event is held in Land Park. Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon Relay or 5K run/walk. This advance notice will give you time to prep yourself and it's for a worthy cause. By the way, my mom is a Leukemia survivor. She's been in complete remission for 19 years now!!!! Hope to see you all there! www.sacramentocowtownmarathon.com Thu, 6 Aug 2009 16:39:36 EST Question of the Week: When/how do you exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9944x27479419 Just curious how everyone fits exercise into their busy schedule, and what kind of workouts you do? <BR> <BR> I get up at 5:45 (unless it's the weekend, when I'll "sleep in" till 6:30 or so). I usually walk around the park or ride our exercise bike, and lately I've been going for a long bike ride on Saturday morning to change things up. Once in a while I'll do a yoga dvd or weights. I exercise 5 days/week. <BR> <BR> I love getting it out of the way first thing! I used to try to exercise... Tue, 4 Aug 2009 17:28:57 EST Hi - I'm Linda and I'm new to the forums http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9944x27418247 Hi <BR> <BR> I have been using Sparkpeople for almost a year, but I haven't used a lot of the community stuff before. I'm just giving it a try because I know that my friends are very supportive, but so few of them really understand me and my new fitness and nutrition focus. Probably most of you do though. Woohoo! <BR> <BR> Linda Sun, 2 Aug 2009 10:57:56 EST