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Fitness Minutes: (2,104) Posts: 154 2/19/14 12:26 P
Hello Sacramento! I'm joining this team as I was born, raised and lived in Sacramento 50 years until I moved to South Carolina in 2012 and now am in a small town in Oklahoma. Most of my family lives in Sacramento still. Take care and glad to be part of the team!
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
"I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalm 139:14a
current weight: 184.6
Posts: 8 2/9/14 10:52 P
Hi JannaBanna, That is exactly how mine are on both heels but the right one is the worse. and it wraps around the tendon as well. i would love to hear about the wrapping part to try and see if it would help. Thank you for reaching out. Kitty
Fitness Minutes: (1,932) Posts: 61 2/9/14 1:15 P
Hi Kitty. I am on my second go round with Spark. Heading into week 3 and am really excited about it. I have found this time, the more I participate in the boards, the more reading I do I am doing much better staying motivated and on track with walking and my eating. (Not to say that I haven't had a couple days of being sluggish!) I also have heel spurs. Actually two in the heel and another that is at such an angle it messes with my Achilles tendon. I spent 7 months of 2012 in non weight bearing mode, with boot and wheelchair. Every once in a while they still let me know they are with me, but I have learned to tape my heel/foot if I am walking a good distance. I bought some inserts for my shoes. And, I have found that if I don't walk/exercise/stretch regularly it feels worse.
Feel free to add me as a spark friend if you like. I am always open to encouragement from others! Have a wonderful day.
~Love the life you live...Live the life you love~ Jimi Hendrix
Posts: 8 2/9/14 10:22 A
Hi All, My name is Kitty. I am 47 and live in South Natomos near downtown. I am single and have 4 fur babies (2 puppies and 2 cats). Would love to find a walking buddy in the near area. I have to start out walking slow due to heel spurs, but once I warm up, I am good to go. I have about 55-60 pounds to lose. have not been real motivated lately. Would love some buddies to encourage and uplift. Look forward to chatting and motivativing each other soon. Kitty
Fitness Minutes: (1,932) Posts: 61 1/29/14 11:01 P
Hi, my name is Jan. I have lived in Antelope for the past 20 years, and before that various locations in Carmichael. This is my second time here. I joined in early 2013 after being released from a boot/wheelchair from June 2012 to December 26th, 2012. I wasn't very active with posting at that time, but was on my way to losing weight. March 1st 2013 I had to have a surgery unrelated to my previous foot issue. That stopped things for me for a while. Now, I am happy to be back and move forward with becoming a healthier me. Today is the end of day three being gluten free and I already feel better. Looking forward to staying motivated by reading others success stories. Thanks for having me here!
~Love the life you live...Live the life you love~ Jimi Hendrix
Posts: 101 1/2/14 5:05 P
Hi my name is Ruby, I live in Arden Arcade and have done so for about a year now. I am 48 years of age, young at heart wife and mother to three grown daughters, so empty nester. I have a few health issues that keep me from working, but I stay active with walking, gardening and chores. I write a blog about my life and run a facebook page that is about finding beauty, magic and inspiration in day to day life. As mentioned I like gardening, I enjoy being in nature, I love reading cozy mysteries, collect fairies, enjoy baking and just sipping tea and chatting on line. I am only a few pounds over my goal weight, a comfortable weight for me, if not a prefect weight, hormonal issues and fibromyalgia makes it hard to loose and maintain weight, but have a life long goal to always stay below 130... not there right now, so working on getting back there. Looking for a walking partner and someone to just sit on the porch with and have a good giggle with.
Fitness Minutes: (187) Posts: 1 12/13/13 11:17 P
Hello! My name is Erin. I'm a stay at home mom of three kids, one who is sorta new. I live in Antelope near Roseville. I'm trying to lose 50lbs (god I can't believe I have that much weight to lose...). Thanks for having me!
Posts: 356 10/30/13 6:18 P
Hi, my name is Lynda. I recently moved to Vacaville and have lived here about four months. I have been with SparkPeople for a while inactively, and just started to get more active with it again.
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. ~ Orson Welles
Formerly known as cactus_flower.
current weight: 183.4
Posts: 22 6/19/13 8:03 P
New to the area! Love the scenery here, I'm actually North of Sac closeby to Chico. Really kicking myself to get in shape this year, not to look good as much to become healthy. Don't really know many people in the area since I moved from far away. Hope I can join in on group events or simply learn where and how to excercise from others. Thanks for the support and I'll try my best to motivate other's as well!
Scheduled for the Color Run in San Francisco this Fall!
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (27,243) Posts: 10 10/7/12 1:20 A
Hi! My name is Lauren I'm 22 years old and I recently moved here to go to Sac State. I'm looking for some people around my age that would like to workout together to help keep me motivated!
current weight: 184.5
Fitness Minutes: (308) Posts: 32 9/20/12 12:56 P
Hi, My name is Connie and I live in Grass Valley. I have lived in Sacramento, and Elk Grove. I want to get my exercising going but need motivation. I have a Wii and I'm using that for my exercise right now. I have the Biggest Loser program and plan to use that with the Wii. I hope I am a good ad to the team.
I can do it!
current weight: 134.6
Fitness Minutes: (2,131) Posts: 18 9/11/12 1:48 P
Hello my name is Crystal I'm 28 and have a almost 3 year old daughter, I live in the Elk Grove area and have recently lost 60lbs since April of this year. I joined yesterday looking for support and motivation for this weight loss journey! I workout at 24hour fitness 6 days a week but lately I have not been motivated at all
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Fitness Minutes: (580) Posts: 9 9/11/12 3:50 A
Hi there my name is celina, I am a 29 year old who lives in west sacramento with my hubby and 7 year old daughter. I just joined sp yesterday. I have already lost 20 pounds in a month and I plan to lose alot more. I am currently doing the Hcg diet drops along with a VLCD, low- impact cardio and is doing pretty good with it. I joined sp to get extra support on my journey and I would love to find like-minded individuals in my area and perhaps even meet up for walks or other activities. Good luck to all of you on your journey.
Pounds lost: 19.0
Fitness Minutes: (42) Posts: 3 9/10/12 7:02 P
Hello, my name is Stormi and I'm 25 and live in the Arden area. I'm in school obtaining my A.A.S in Medical Assisting. I just joined to day and I'm really excited about being able to track the calories and nutrition and such. I have a gym membership to 24 hr fitness and I usually like to go to the gym on Fulton ave... (when I do go) so always up to have a partner. Hope to meet lots of like minded on here. Have a great day to all!!
current weight: 297.8
Fitness Minutes: (266) Posts: 1 7/24/12 5:26 P
Hi, I joined a week ago and hope to lose some baby weight! I live in the South Sacramento area and work downtown. I'm also trying to figure out how to make one of those neato weight loss tickers for my homepage and comments....
current weight: 137.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,685) Posts: 27 6/14/12 3:22 P
Hello all... signed back up for SP today after a long absence. I live near Carmichael but spend time (soon to be alot of time) at the 24 hr Fitness in Citrus Heights. So happy that summer is here. My veg garden has already given me some great lettuces and I have tomatoes, cukes, zuccini, eggplant and more growing like crazy. I love eating my own fresh veggies!
current weight: 191.2
Posts: 1,812 4/5/12 11:25 P
Hey all! I'm in Sacramento, kind of between Citrus Heights and North Highlands, and we just recently moved from the Fair Oaks area. I live with my hubby and our "furrbabies" (two cats). My hubby grew up in the North Highlands area, but I've only lived in the area for about 3 years (grew up in Colorado). Hobbies include photography and reading. Favorite workout is probably walking/jogging and biking. Just recently got into races (doing my first half-marathon at the end of the month at the American River Parkway race).
Fitness Minutes: (24) Posts: 2 2/2/12 7:07 P
Hi Everyone! My name is Jen and I live in Midtown with my girlfriend and our "furkids" (Seamus the puppy and Oliver the cat). We are working together to lose weight and get healthy. I am lucky enough to have a gym at my work! Motivation is key for me. If I'm not motivated I know I will fall off the wagon. I'd love to get together with some other Sparkies for workouts, yoga or whatever! I'm excited to be on the team! :)
current weight: 164.0
Fitness Minutes: (590) Posts: 27 1/18/12 5:30 P
Hi everyone! I'm Anastasia.. I am 25 and I live in Fair Oaks close to the American River. I would love to meet new friends who would like to take riverside hikes or jogs, practice yoga, and maybe attend some fitness classes together. I love to dance, that is my main form of fitness - so even better if you love to dance as well! I started studying Belly Dance six years ago and I continue to dance at least a couple times a week. I have spent some time teaching Belly Dance and I am trying to get small group classes going in the area. I would love to find a good Hip Hop Dance Class in the area to attend, if anyone knows of one please let me know!
Hope to talk with some of you soon! Thanks for having me. :) Peace, Anastasia
current weight: 158.0
Posts: 12,043 1/15/12 7:16 P
Welcome Donna.........it would be fun to meet up with you and walk, however, I don't live anywhere near you either.
I am sure there are others downtown, that would enjoy a walking partner.
Welcome, Donna! I love it here on Sparkpeople, and I think you will too! I would love to walk with you, but I live clear out in Carmichael. I'm sure there are others who live in midtown, I hope you find a walking buddy:)
Fitness Minutes: (4,196) Posts: 8 1/13/12 7:43 P
Hello all! Midtown is my place of residence and I would love a day time fast walking companion. Weight loss management has been a lifelong battle. In 2001 I had a gastric bypass and lost 220 pounds. Over the last year a new medication pretty much wiped out my thyroid, so I am now resorting to the long haul method to loose the 50 pounds I gained this year.
Posts: 270 11/30/11 7:06 A
Thank you Snuzsuz :)
"You have to stop crying, and you have to go kick some ass!" ~ Lady Gaga
current weight: 242.2
Posts: 12,176 11/18/11 10:41 A
Welcome, Prayerbella! I think you will love it here! Sparkpeople are so positive and motivating! Good luck on your journey and may God bless you and your family!
I am not new to Sparkpeople, but was hoping to meet people closer to home (Sacramento) that participate in walks and or walk/jogs ( I am retraining myself from square one). I lost a bunch of weight, unfortunately I let stress take over and gained a greater portion back. I love the feeling exercise gives me, but it is so much more motivating with friends. I hope to get to know some of you.
Edited by: PRAYERBELLA at: 11/17/2011 (12:47)
"You have to stop crying, and you have to go kick some ass!" ~ Lady Gaga
current weight: 242.2
Posts: 12,176 11/8/11 5:14 A
Well, Sacramento Sparkies! How is everyone doing these days? I haven't been doing much exercise lately and I am eating way too much! I have cut way down on my smoking but that has increased my food intake by a whole lot! Can't have everything, right?!
Hello, CHICKINTHEHAT! I wish I could attend those classes! I did find a not smoking team here and it is called "classy quitters". I really like it and there are a lot of people still struggling with smoking, and others that have quit. I am still struggling:(
Fitness Minutes: (40,156) Posts: 18 10/22/11 4:19 P
I'm not new, but I need to spend more time on the forums to get to know people. I've lived in Sacramento since I was five...I'm in Tahoe Park (near the UCD Med Center). I lost a lot of weight in 2003-4, I've managed to keep most of it off since then. It started to creep back in the last year and a half. I took it back off, now I'm trying to get to my original goal while I have some momentum. :)
I started with calorie counting and walking for weight loss, I am still counting calories but I am an avid cyclist, inside and outside. I graduated to teaching spin and X-bike a couple years ago. If anyone is a member at CalFit, I teach at Howe, Carmichael Arden and Laguna. I also teach cycle @ Signature Athletic Club in Carmichael. Come play! Otherwise I'll see ya on the bike trail. :D
I used to be an angel, I guess my wings got torn - Jackie Greene
current weight: 190.0
Posts: 12,176 10/22/11 7:40 A
I didn't know there was a smoking cessation team on here:) I will look into it, thank you!
Fitness Minutes: (8,536) Posts: 851 10/20/11 11:21 A
You're welcome. Of course, I can only tell you what is working for me and everyone has to find their own motivation and method. There are a lot of good ideas in the smoking cessation team on here. At least there are in the one I found, but I'm sure there are others as well. I wish you the best of luck going forward.
Pounds lost: 16.8
Posts: 12,176 10/20/11 7:08 A
AFMOMJAS, thank you for your reply. I tried not buying any, and I felt almost panicy, so I tried buying some and keeping them in the car. That didn't work either. If I don't have any, I panic,and if I do, I smoke them. I am hoping that once I get an appointment for a biopsy, that I will feel re-motivated to quit again. I don't want to have to tell them that I still smoke!
Fitness Minutes: (8,536) Posts: 851 10/18/11 10:51 A
SNUZSUZ so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I smoked for most of the last 20 or so years. I just decided that because of my age and increase in health risks, it was time to stop. I had planned to stop at 35 years old, but it took me until almost 38 to actually do it. The thing that makes it easiest for me is that I refuse to buy any and I don't have anyone around me that smokes right now, so I don't have the chance to have just a few puffs or just one cigarette. I used the patch for a while at first and that helped, too, at least mentally. It really has been easier than I thought it would be. I wish you the best of luck, and if I can help in any way let me know.
Pounds lost: 16.8
Posts: 12,176 10/18/11 6:39 A
AFMOMJAS, I quit smoking for about a day, then just had a few puffs, then 2 whole cigs, and now I am right back at a pack a day. How did you do it? I absolutely have to quit! I was just diagnosed with lung cancer aobut 4 days ago--and I'm still smoking!! Any advice would be appreciated!
Fitness Minutes: (8,536) Posts: 851 10/12/11 6:18 P
Hi everybody! I joined SP just about 6 months ago but slacked off most of the summer and had to start back at square one a month or so ago. I'm new to the team, but have been in Sacramento most of my life. I am currently in the North Highlands area. I very recently quit smoking and am working hard to improve my health and my life one step at a time. I would love to find like-minded individuals in my area and perhaps even meeet up for walks or other activities. Good luck to all of you on your journey.
Pounds lost: 16.8
Posts: 12,176 10/2/11 10:32 P
Hi everyone! I will one year on Sp tomorrow! And I have a new motto, for those of you that didn't read my blog, it is: IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT, YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT! I plan on doing a lot of things different this year on SP!
Fitness Minutes: (28,160) Posts: 1,065 9/24/11 11:35 A
Hi my name is Dave, I live in Rancho Cordova. I have been in Sacramento since 1985. Overall I love Sacramento. For a member of SP it sucks because way to many good resturants lol. Michelle I am a retired police officer so if you need any info or anything I can help you with just let me know. I joined Sp to get back to being fit and healthy. After my retirment I just let the pounds add up. A beautiful thing about this city is all the great bike trails to walk on for exercise
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 6 9/4/11 9:37 P
Hi! I am 30 and live in East Sacramento. I work part time and go to school the other part of the time. I want to meet my goals of living a healthy and active lifestyle.Ive grown tired of saying I'm going to loose weight and never "get" around to it. I'm making changes inside and want my outside to progress as I evolve. So here I am looking for work out buddy(ies) to keep me in check of my goals and vice -versa.
current weight: 232.0
Fitness Minutes: (210) Posts: 4 9/1/11 12:15 P
Hi, I'm Crystal. I just moved to Sacramento (Natomas area) last month. Trying to start a new life for myself, and my family. I'm 23, and the mommy of a 4 month old baby girl. I'm jump starting my weight loss by doing Zumba!! Loving it. Looking for friends in the area! Whether weight loss friends, or mom friends.
current weight: 291.0
Fitness Minutes: (13,079) Posts: 910 8/30/11 1:16 A
Hi, my name is Stephanie and I have been in the general area for about 6 years now, moved up from the Mojave Desert. I used to live in Fair Oaks, but now I live with my husband in Woodland. I would love to meet some exercise pals in Woodland. I don't know if there are any on here? I am really motivated right now. So far SparkPeople is exactly what I needed. I've lost 5.2 pounds since I started 2 weeks ago. I am really excited to see the new me! I've been overweight so long now that I can barely remember what I look like at a healthy weight. Glad to see so many Sac people on here. And I'm looking forward to doing my first 5K when I get into a little better shape.
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Pounds lost: 5.0
Fitness Minutes: (5,504) Posts: 186 8/15/11 11:15 P
Hi, I'm Michelle.
I was born and raised in Sacramento. I currently live in Carmichael area of town and am a 20-year-old student at American River College. Its nice that there is a group for people in our area.
I have so many reasons for wanting to lose weight. The biggest is wanting to become a police officer and be confident in joining in on youthful, singles, activities. I am at 13 pounds lost with 60 more to go.
I work out at California Family Fitness. I work with weights 3 days a week, cardio at least 3 days a week, and I am trying new activities like Zumba.
current weight: 192.5
Fitness Minutes: (33) Posts: 10 7/17/11 6:36 A
My name is Mary and I live in Rancho Cordova currently. I have lived in Sacramento all of my life. I have lost 60lbs in the past with Weight Watchers but lately it has slowly started creeping back. I still have 100+ lbs to lose so I'm going to try sparkpeople as a better option. I prefer the method of tracking my actual calories and nutrients vs. "points" I currently work with children but I am interested in health care and am taking anatomy and physiology this fall at Folsom Lake College. I am looking forward to hopefully continuing success in my education and weight loss goals.
current weight: 321.1
Posts: 1,914 5/9/11 11:17 A
Hi all, I've lived in Sacramento for over 20 years and love the city, county and metro-area. A friend of mine from church kept bugging me to join Spark People so we could be buddies. So in 2008 I joined to help encourage her and try to get more focused on developing a healthier lifestyle since I was retiring and would hopefully have more time to focus on 'me'.
I've got over 100+ pounds to loose, and have had many successes and many failures since joining -but it's all been good because I keep getting new insights on my silly mind and all its strengths and weakness that have brought me to where I am today.
current weight: 240.0
Posts: 465 1/12/11 1:03 A
I joined Sparks to get extra support on my journey. I already lost 50 pounds over the last year, joining a gym and working out with a personal trainer. I have another 50 to lose, and plan to get help from all of you!
Happy to be on my way to a healthier life!
current weight: 199.0
Posts: 231 12/12/10 7:17 P
Hi! I started my journey officially in January of this year. I say officially because I had started and stopped diets numerous times over the last 10 years without much success, certainly none lasting. I started at 275 lbs and am now 214 lbs! I joined a gym and set several goals. Over the year I have run two 5ks, and two 10ks, the last one on Thanksgiving. I love doing the races but am sticking to the 5ks for now-they're way more fun. I am a member at CalFit and work with a trainer now. I realized that I am now one of those people that loves to workout and am NEVER going back! Anybody else like to race?
current weight: 265.0
Posts: 5,293 12/8/10 3:52 P
Hi, I'm Kate & I live in Citrus Heights. I've lived in the Sacramento area since 1992. My son & grandkids live in Rocklin.
I belong to Cal Fit & try to do water aerobics at least 4 days a week, & Tai Chi 3 days. I have a bad back so most exercise doesn't work for me. I like to walk too!
I have at least 100# to lose.
Kate, in Citrus Heights California
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tse
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year. ~ John Foster Dulles
To ignore the facts does not change the facts ~ Andy Rooney
Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. ~ Wayne Dyer
Pounds lost: 58.0
Fitness Minutes: (75) Posts: 11 12/7/10 1:47 P
hi, my name is Linda my hubby and I have been here in sac for 9yrs.Im so looking forward to making positive changes in my life and meeting new people in sac. Wish me luck all!!
current weight: 251.5
Posts: 12,043 11/12/10 12:12 P
Glad to see you found us. Hope that we can be of use to you in our journey to a better health... Come back often and take part in some of the discussions. You'll be glad you did.
Fitness Minutes: (5,103) Posts: 2 11/11/10 11:31 P
I've lived in Sacramento for 11 years. I moved here from Las Vegas. I have REALLY bad arthritis and need to lose weight so I can have a knee replacement.
I'm trying to qualify for bariatric surgery as my knee surgeon won't replace my knee until I have it. My eating problem is quantity not quality so I need to focus on eating filling foods to prevent me from snacking too much or overeating.
current weight: 210.4
Posts: 15 11/6/10 11:50 A
I'm new to the spark Sacramento team. I just moved into the area and I'm hoping to start new. I have a goal of losing 50 lbs to get me back into a normal weight zone. Nothing more than lazy habits, terrible eating, and birth control with side effects of weight gain have gotten me into this position. My energy level is generally fairly low. I was doing a lot of sleeping there for a while - another side effect of the birth control (no longer on it! yay!). Beyond looking healthy, I want to feel healthy. Also, I read an article that people with a normal weight earn more. Yet another motivating factor. Heading to the market for some fresh produce with the hubs.
current weight: 187.0
Posts: 12,043 10/7/10 2:24 P
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