SparkPeople Spark San Diego Team Messageboard A team for people living in and around San Diego looking for support from those living in the area. SparkPeople Spark San Diego Team Messageboard Introducing myself Hello everyone, I'm Lorie I live in the Mission Valley/Serra Mesa area of San Diego. I've only been back here at Spark People for a little over a week, I did use Spark People about 8 or 9 years ago, lost 105 lbs was 25-30 lbs short of my goal when... life exploded, stress ensued and most of the weight came flying right back on within 6 months! I've recently decided to challenge myself to get Fit by Fifty, I have 4 years to do so. My goal is to lose roughly 130 lbs, give or take a few. Walkin... Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:51:47 EST Home Sweet Home Born and raised in this wonderful city. It's also a good city to be in when you decide you are ready to change your lifestyle. We are finally on the top ten healthiest cities in America! Yay for SD! I have a pug so I like to frequent Fiesta Island dog park. I also have middle school aged kids so we are traveling for soccer games or dance competitions. I am interested in late evening yoga groups if anyone knows of anything let me know. Anyone is Serra Mesa area? <img src="http://photosaws.spar... Wed, 27 Sep 2017 19:57:01 EST Sat,July 8th,Free Guided Walking Tour of Escondido Escondido has Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Escondido the 2nd Saturday of each month. They met at the corner of Broadway and Grand Ave in front of Draper's and Damon's. It is about a 60 - 90 minute walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes if you ever go. They have a few routes that they take to alternate the walks and what you will see. If you want to go, then try to be at Draper's and Damon's about 15 mins before 10 am. As they start promptly at 10 AM. And they make you sign in first ... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:56:54 EST Historic walking tours of Escondido, CA There might be a free walking tour of historic Escondido, Ca this Saturday at 10 am. I think the tours are monthly on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10 am, but I need to call to be sure that is still true. I will give more details if it is true, and see if anyone wants to join me. I am going to make a call today, and then I will let everyone know for sure. Wed, 7 Jun 2017 10:46:11 EST "From Fat To Finish Line" film screening 07/15/16 Hello, San Diego Spark Team Members, <BR> <BR> You may have heard of the documentary "From Fat To Finish Line," featuring several Spark Members and their weight loss journeys. The producers of the film are hosting a screening Friday, July 15th, in San Diego. Seats are limited, but there are still several available. (There is no charge to see the film, but we do need an accurate headcount.) <BR> <BR> I am one of those runners featured in the movie, and SparkPeople was an important part of m... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 18:21:26 EST Daily chat One maintenance team I'm on here on Spark has daily threads where a small but mighty core of members shares each day about their day, sometimes about food, often about exercise and other (like family and work) pursuits. Sometimes they interact with each, sometimes not. But it's every day and has been going on for years. I also have something similar happening on one thread on the Living Binge Free team, a thread that at least one member had posted on for over NINE YEARS . THAT is what inspire... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:43:32 EST Here I am! CLG3242 I am changing my Lifestyle Thanks to my family and friends who have watched me struggle with weight loss for many years. The weight has not held me back from my career or volunteering efforts, but my health has suffered. So many diets, so many short-lived successes and so many setbacks. I found Sparkpeople in February and have been counting calories and reading articles since then. I am having knee replacement surgery in a few weeks and am embarking on a new lifestyle. Today, this effort is not a diet, it is a lifes... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 15:43:44 EST "From Fat To Finish Line" film screening 5/23/16 Hello, San Diego Spark Team Members, <BR> <BR> You may have heard of the documentary "From Fat To Finish Line," featuring several Spark Members and their weight loss journeys. The producers of the film are hosting a preview screening this Monday, May 23rd, in San Diego. Seats are limited, but there are still several available. <BR> <BR> I am one of those runners featured in the movie, and SparkPeople was an important part of my journey from the beginning. I'm proud to see the site featured ... Fri, 20 May 2016 14:42:18 EST What is your biggest challenge? Hi all, <BR> <BR> Quick Question: What is your biggest challenge? How do you plan to overcome that challenge? <BR> <BR> Chime in! <BR> <BR> Leah Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:26:55 EST Hey everyone! Let's get fit together My name is Neil and I haven't logged in sparkpeople in forever! I'm on the last week of the 250k transformation challenge, week 11, and I'd like to help motivate or inspire people to reach their health and fitness goals. <BR> <BR> I prefer weight training and calisthenics. After the 12 week transformation challenge is over, I'm going to be focusing on calisthenic moves such as holding a 10 second hand stand and front lever. I hope everybody achieves their goal and let's live a healthy life... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 13:02:24 EST Hi everyone :) Hope to find a workout buddy, I'm in the College area and work out at planet fitness. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:52:27 EST East county animal lover Hi there, I am looking for a walking partner for Lake Murray or the new walking path in Santee. Thu, 14 Jan 2016 23:00:04 EST San Diego Walkabout I just wanted to tell everyone about San Diego Walkabout International. It is a non-profit group that has walks in different parts of San Diego throughout the month. <BR> You can get the schedule on the web page and see pictures of different activities. Most of the people who come are retired people who like to walk and socialize. You can just show up at most of the walks and there is no charge unless you decide later you want to pay the small fee to get the monthly newsletter. Different walk... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:44:36 EST looking to lose 25lbs Anyone here need a weight loss partner? Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:00:39 EST New Member looking for tons of support Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Griselda and I am new to this site... I am very excited to start this path of healthier choices and a healthier life. Well one main issue I know I have encountered my whole life is the compulsive overeating habits I have. I think that's been the main reason of my being overweight, I have minimized it a bit but it is still a problem and it will probably continue to be a problem the rest of my life. However, I have learned to be open about it and let othe... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 13:55:34 EST Moved to Julian Hi, anyone live near Julian area? Looking for a weight loss pal and/or walking partner. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:17:09 EST Just Moved to the San Diego Area Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I just moved to the San Diego area from Savannah, Georgia. I've only been here for 2 weeks and I've been very homesick the last few days. My son got a job in San Diego and asked me to move here too. I work from home, so I can live anywhere. We had 2 weeks to pack up and say goodbye to our family in Georgia. My sister came with us to keep me company on the long drive and to help us unpack. She went back home last weekend. <BR> <BR> I've been with Spark Peopl... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:32:34 EST JARVEK7 Welcome Welcome, your security is set so high in here that we can't send you Spark Goodies, or see your page. You can go to your profile page and edit it to fix that if you would like. If you need help with it and want to do it just let me know and I will send you instructions on how to do it. Janette Tue, 2 Sep 2014 05:01:39 EST 25 lbs must go in San Marcos Hi, <BR> I'm new to the program and team. I'm 53 and 1/2 and looking to loose 25 lbs. Faithfully tracking food and moves. Biggest challenge will be doing the exercises and managing my stress eating when school resumes in August. Would love to connect with others for support. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:18:01 EST Thanks everyone! Thanks for all the wonderful b-day wishes <em>247</em> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:32:05 EST Selling Like-New Treadmill, Orig. $750 for $250. Anyone interested in buying a beautiful treadmill. Used three times, big and sturdy. Send me a sparkmail for details if interested. Must be able to move it and have a truck to fit it. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:00:39 EST Spring Valley Sparker Been a SP member for some time now but am now focused on following the program to the 'T'. <em>213</em> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:33:07 EST Is this team active any longer? The most recent post was from me back at the beginning of March. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:15:50 EST Live in Santee Hi, I'm Sharie and working toward losing 20 lbs by June. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:34:51 EST Arlebne Hello, <BR> In hopes of losing weight and maintaining it as a lifestyle change. Any tips? Fri, 7 Feb 2014 18:36:12 EST Need support Hi, <BR> <BR> I am Vanda. I want lost weight. I lack determination and give up easily. Need help to push myself to excercise Sun, 2 Feb 2014 20:31:20 EST New here Hi. I just signed up on this. My goal here is to lose 40 by june. My biggest problem so far is finding the motivation to get out of the house and work out. I'm looking for someone to motivate me and help me lose weight. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:54:21 EST Would you if you were me? I am considering skipping my scheduled weigh in tomorrow. I've been killin' it with food & fitness the last 8 days & I'm worried I'll be super pissed if the scale doesn't reflect my work (like last time). I find I have a hard time staying positive when that thing ticks me off. I feel happy and am actually enjoying the process right now (tracking, cooking, working out), I really would hate to spoil it. For those who are curious how else I track progress besides the scale I take my measurements... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:38:13 EST Help Me Fight The Good Fight Against Fat Hello SparkPeople. I'm hoping that this community can help me gain some insight into what's keeping me from reaching my weight-loss goals. I have been so used to losing weight easily, but now that I'm over 55 it's harder to lose the weight. I feel as if I need more energy, to discover more healthy foods, healthy recipes for a person who is the go a lot. The one thing I am happy about is that I purchased a Fitbit Flex and it's helping me achieve activity goals. I would now like to keep tr... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:31:13 EST Walker I am looking for someone to walk with on Saturday morning, I live in the north park area. <em>520</em> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 01:13:50 EST live in Talmadge and workout at Kroc center Looking for a workout partner. I have a membership at Kroc center, just now getting back to working out. Also getting back to working full time in the Bay Terrace area, but live in the Talmadge area. I'd be working out after work which would be about 4:30. <BR> <BR> I use public transportation and would love to find someone who works out at Kroc and live in the College or Talmadge area so I could car pool. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 00:42:55 EST Walking I am looking for someone to walk with on Saturday morning. <em>520</em> Wed, 8 Jan 2014 01:09:37 EST Any fitbit users out there?! Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I picked up a fitbit over the holidays and I really like it! I'm a gadget lover and anything that helps me be more active and accountable, well, I am all for it! <BR> <BR> If you own one, too, lets be friends!! My email address is my screen name at Friend me!!! <BR> <BR> I was also thinking about hosting a weekly step challenge. Anyone interested? <BR> <BR> Leah Mon, 6 Jan 2014 14:14:51 EST I'm back! Hi Everyone.....Pinkcis is back. <BR> <BR> It has been a very stressful 2-1/2 years between working on remodeling the house and learning to be married has been very stressful. I didn't realize how hard it was going to be, but I adjusting to everything. <BR> <BR> Now because of the stress, I've put all the weight I lost back on and then some. Now I need to start fresh into walking, exercising and working out. I have my ifit, treadmill, elliptical and exercise machine all ready to go. My husb... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:10:15 EST hey everyone (clairemont, san diego) need apartner hey everyone. i joined this week, still trying to get everything laid out. im 20, decent build, looking to lose weight/ body fat. i have finally "recovered" from a knee and back injury so im a bit slow. looking for someone near CLAIREMONT who is willing to go running with me around a 8-9 minute pace. i'll get faster as time progresses ( i promise !! :D) <BR> i also go to the LA FITNESS near the Wallmart if anyone wants to work out with me please do i need the company. hope you guys at least r... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 13:27:06 EST Hello Hello I live in the North County area. I just started the C25K progam because I want to run the Carlsbad 5000 which falls near my birthday. As an asthmatic this is a huge goal for me so I would love to have the teams support while I work towards kicking that race's @ss. I'm one of those people that is pretty shy in person, but behind the security of a computer screen I'm sassy. So if I chat up a storm on spark, then come to an event and stand there like a high school wallflower don't be too surpris... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 13:40:47 EST Jan 2014 Dancing Event! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Come join me and 4A-HEALTHY-BMI at a beginner-friendly contra dancing event happening Saturday evening, January 11, 2014. There will be fun music and lessons! <BR> <BR> Here are details about the event from <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014 <BR> Time: 7:30p - 8:00p beginners lesson, 8:00p-11:00p contra dance <BR> Location: Trinity United Methodist Church, 3030 Thorn Street, San Diego, CA (near NE corner of Balboa... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 01:37:57 EST Hi there and Happy Thanksgiving I am new to the group and wanted to stop by and say HI! and Happy Thanksgiving! My husband and I have lost almost 250 pounds together. He has lost 145 and I have lost 98 since February. We did it by being in Optifast, so now it is just keeping it off forever! I AM NEVER GOING TO GO THRU THAT AGAIN!!!! I was against losing the weight that way but he wanted to do it together so I said ok. It was hard but in the end well worth it. I went from a 22 size pants (pushing a 24) to a size 6 (maybe 4)... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:12:04 EST Hello! Spark Newbie Here... Hi! I'm not usually very good about instigating online social interaction, but here's hoping I connect with a few others who can relate to what I'm trying to do and going through, while maybe sharing some similar interests. I've hit my mid-thirties and have decided to really try to make some concerted lifestyle changes that will help me lead a longer, healthier life. It's tough to change lifelong bad habits! But so far, so good. I am in awe of some of the inspiring stories I've already read a... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:48:43 EST Mira Mesa / Sorrento Valley HI, <BR> <BR> If you're looking for a buddy to workout with, I am looking for a work out buddy/accountability partner too. I recently rejoined LA Fitness and I'm committed to make exercise a permanent part of my life. I usually get there around 4pm during the week and do some cardio and weights. Warning: I am very out of shape, but I will stick to it! <BR> <BR> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:08:38 EST I WANT TO BE A LOSER! Hello, i'm 38 yrs old. I use to workout a lot but since about a year ago i've moved from my home town. Got a new boyfriend we moved in together and i got a cool a job. At my job i'm on my feet all day. I walk most of the day but i feel like its not enough. I've gained weight. Before i moved i use to wear size 10 jeans and it took me while to get there. Now i'm wearing size 12 and i want to go back to my size 10. My work schedule is from M-F 8:30am-6pm. On wknds i don't like to workout. I w... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 00:33:18 EST Spark San Diego is on Facebook!! Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> As you can see, this team isn't super active here on the message boards but we do tend to be a bit more active on there. You can add me (Leah) at and I would be happy to add you to the group! <BR> <BR> Happy sparkin! <BR> Leah Tue, 5 Nov 2013 17:26:28 EST December 2013 Sparkrally - Iron Girl 5K! Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> December is right around the corner and that means the Iron Girl 5k is right around the corner, too!! Come out and join the team for a great event! Get your exercise in and stick around for some breakfast with your fellow sparkers!! You can register here: <link><BR>#axzz2joJVyYDm </link> <BR> <BR> Lena (befit_withgusto) will be the host for this event so please contact her with any questions or concerns! <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Nov 2013 17:22:46 EST Hi :) Hey all, <BR> <BR> My name is Kim. I moved to San Diego three years ago and haven't really made any effort to meet new friends so I'd like to get to know some other like minded women. I also would be interested in finding an accountability buddy who might want to workout together occasionally if we hit it off :) Okay, well I feel like I just wrote a personal add F seeking F for friendship and exercise... hahaha. <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:41:55 EST Hey everyone! I am a returning SP member..this time with a new philosiphy. I'm not setting goals for weight loss (though I still have 50 to lose) instead I am acknowledging that I must forevermore, eat healthy good whole foods (80-90% of the time) and engage in physical activity at least 5 times a week. I walk/run 5x a week and am starting a strength training regime for 3 days a week. In doing so, the weight loss, fitness, and good health will follow. <BR> <BR> I have found myself (too many times) in t... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:54:33 EST Escondido, Chuze member in need of a workout buddy I am new to this group, I tried eating right and working out on my own all last month, and I am still at the same weight than when I started. So I am a bit discouraged, but I am determined to get this stinking weight off once and for all! I would appreciate any support and words of encouragement. I would also appreciate having someone to go to the gym with, to make the elliptical more exciting. Let me know if you are interested. Thu, 3 Oct 2013 00:34:42 EST Introducing myself My name is Kim. I'm in my early 40's and have been separated from my husband of 18 years since February. We struggled for a long long time so our ending was not really a surprise. Initially it was a relief although I find lately its a bit of a struggle. These past few months have been a whirlwind of stress. We have 3 children ages 7, 5, 3. I moved out, went back to work after being a stay at home parent for 7 years. My father has been in the hospital. And just a lot of other stuff going on. <... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 02:11:12 EST December 2013 Iron Girl Del Mar! I'm registered! Are you? Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:19:29 EST Hello Spark San Diego I just joined SparkPeople. I hope I can stick with this and loose some weight and get healthier. Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:09:03 EST In need of a fitness partner I am brand new to sparkpeople and wold like to say hello to everyone. Currently, I am looking for a fitness partner to get me out of a slump. I just moved from the east county area to the south bay. I've struggled for a month to get back into my old routine and could really use a kick in the butt. If anyone is interested in meeting up for a jog, or a walk I'd be more than happy to oblige. Thanks :) Tue, 9 Jul 2013 16:23:32 EST Hi I'm Scared to Death! I've come to the conclusion if I try to do this on my own I may lose my mind. There are just so many facets to losing weight. I'm quite sure I don't understand much of anything having to do with my own dependence on food. For physical and spiritual reasons I really want to get a grip on this part of my life. HELP!!! Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:45:54 EST MIRA MESA AREA I moved here from North Carolina [military spouse] and am looking forward to seeing what San Diego has to offer! I have been told there are several hiking trails, which is GREAT because it's something I have only dreamed of doing up until now :) <BR> <BR> I look forward to attending team events! Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:31:57 EST New here Hi, i'm Brandy, been a member a long time but never stuck with it. So here i go again. I'm 32 and live in Vista, i have no friends in the area and could really use people in my life who motivate and drive me to become a healthier and happier person. <BR> <BR> One thing that i have found is that obstacle courses really motivate me. I did the October 5k mud run and had a blast, i hope to enter in more runs and adventures to mix things up. Sun, 9 Jun 2013 22:58:16 EST May 2013 - Torrey Pines Hike Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> The May sparkrally has been scheduled! Please click here for more details: <link><BR>.asp?resource=10504 </link> <BR> <BR> Lena (befit_withgusto) is your contact person for the event! <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> Leah Wed, 8 May 2013 13:20:15 EST Hello from Carlsbad. Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the site and to San Diego. I live in Carlsbad and I love it here. My sister and I moved here over a year ago and I haven't met anyone yet. So life gets kind of lonely and boring. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for positive people to workout with, hangout to be etch others support system. Meet people who know what I'm going through. So for I've lost 60 lbs and still have a long way to go. <BR> <BR> Jennifer Tue, 7 May 2013 14:08:28 EST ByPass Surgery Hello, i just had the Gastric Bypass Surgery on the 8th, lost about 30 lbs. But i still get hungry, weird. If anyone else has had this kind of Surgery, please, i need help to stop snacking. <BR> Thank You Sun, 28 Apr 2013 03:44:02 EST Hey SD Well I'm posting, so this is official... I am getting serious about this AGAIN! I lost 20 pounds for my wedding back in July and have since put it all back on and then... another 20. So annoying. I'm hoping that this wonderful online community will keep me honest. I was hoping that changing my diet would get me started, but it isn't enough. Time to up the movement and time to put down the wine. I do think that logging my food every day will help me as well. I thought my switch to a hea... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:50:33 EST In my early 40s and 40lbs to lose Hello. Today I joined Sparkpeople. I found this site via a book called The Flex Diet which outlines many practical ideas how to lose weight. My Dad just recently passed of pancreatic cancer. For the past 18 months I've focused on Dad, my family and not myself at all. So here I am one day after a doctor's visit I found out I've gained 20 lbs in the past 9 months, my blood pressure is high and I have a ton of anxiety.. not a pretty picture. But I'm determined. I bought a regular dial scale toda... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 18:49:13 EST New here and from La Mesa Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> This is great finding a group that is in San Diego! I'm originally from Orange County, CA but in 2006 we moved to La Mesa to live closer to my husband's family. I just recently within the past two weeks started trying to lose weight again. I started out at 212 and now I'm at 204. In all the time we've lived here I haven't really made any friends. Other than my husband I have my kids and in-laws and that's about it. Hopefully I can at least make some online friends :) Thu, 4 Apr 2013 02:07:20 EST New here day 1 of streak Hi everyone ! Today is day one of my health streak. I will be moving to San Diego permanently. I just wanted to say hi. Mon, 1 Apr 2013 13:09:33 EST Rally's Are there any rally's planned for April or May? Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:48:37 EST April 2013 Sparkrally - Adventure Run Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Our April 2013 sparkrally will be on 4/11/13 at 6pm at Road Runner Sports in San Diego. <link><BR>et-the-scoop/ </link> Click on the link for more information and to sign up for this FREE event! ALL levels welcomed! Fast, slow, run, walk, waddle, whatever!! Lots of fun and free prizes to be won! <BR> <BR> Let me know if you have any questions! <BR> <BR> Leah Sat, 23 Mar 2013 20:56:26 EST Monthly 5k's There seems to be a lot of us who do 5k's in this group. That's awesome! What do people have planned so far? My schedule is below. <BR> <BR> March 24 - hot chocolate 5k <BR> April 6 - Run or Dye <BR> May 11 - ROC Race <BR> June 16 - Alpha Warrior ( obstacle cours, not 5k) <BR> July - ??? <BR> August - ??? <BR> September - ??? <BR> October 5 - Rugged Maniac <BR> November 10 - Tough Mudder Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:39:12 EST Run or Dye San Diego I've never been in a 5K, and then I saw an ad for Run or Dye San Diego. My family and I really want to do it, but $45 per person is a bit steep for us (we'd have to pay for four of us). Does anyone know where we can get tickets for cheaper? I've checked all the sites like Groupon or LivingSocial, but those sales expired... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 03:12:31 EST New to the team :) Hello Everyone!! <BR> It's Friday and I hope everyone is having a great day. Well i decided to join the group as I need a lot of motivation. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I am 34 years old...currently in San Diego(Rancho Bernardo to be exact) I work full time and take online courses to become a Vet Tech..i love dogs! I've been trying for years to lose weight and maintain my weight loss but as always i end up tipping the scale. Anywho..I love to travel, reading and going to concerts. I was born ... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 15:07:32 EST Kaia FIT demo (free!) Hi, team! <BR> <BR> I just found out about a new Kaia FIT opening in Carlsbad, and they're offering a couple of free demo days so people can check them out. It's a women-only functional fitness program, and they change up the workouts every time. I've never been to one, but I have friends in Nevada who are huge fans and have seen big results from it. <BR> <BR> The demo days are: <BR> <BR> Wednesday, March 13 <BR> 6 a.m. <BR> <BR> Friday, March 15 <BR> 6 a.m. <BR> <BR> Saturday, March 16... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 11:20:08 EST March SparkRally I've invited everyone to my neck of the Beach. March 9th at 10am I will be hosting a SparkRally. We will be walking on the Silver Strand Bike Path then onto the Beach just South of Coronado. Parking will be available at the Silver Strand State Park on Attu Ave., Coronado. Anyone is welcome to join us. <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Take CA-75 S over the Coronado Bridge <BR> Take a left onto Orange Ave. <BR> Continue through Coronado for about 4.5 miles <BR> Past the Leyte Rd stoplight <BR>... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 17:11:56 EST New here! Liking this website and all the goals that we have to look forward to.I think this time I will keep myself motivated until I reach my Goals. Sat, 2 Mar 2013 03:38:49 EST Healthy Lunch and "fast food" spots in San Diego? Hiya San Diego Sparkers! <BR> <BR> The hubs and I were just discussing not wanting to always opt for fast food or generally unhealthy choices when we do go out to eat. It got me wondering if any one has any recommendations about local lunch or fast food spots that are healthier choices? I know eating at home is the best way, but sometimes we enjoy grabbing a bite out or are just ill prepared come dinner time. <BR> <BR> I'm in Mission Valley, but I'm open to hearing about your favorite pla... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:19:50 EST Hi. I'm Jeannie I joined this team even though I currently live in Alabama. Have lived in San Diego til 2004. <BR> But I plan on being in town for about a month sometime this spring and would like to take part in some of the hikes if it works out. <BR> I really miss that California vibe and feel like a fish out of water here. <BR> Just homesick I guess! <BR> Have a great day everyone! <BR> <em>502</em> <BR> <BR> Jeannie <BR> <BR> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:54:24 EST Heck yea- Didnt know there was a SD page So as you can tell by the title of this I'm pretty excited to have found a San Diego page =). Hello all, my name is Amanda, I'm 27 and live in El Cajon (east SD). I'm excited to really take weight loss and fitness serious this year and get in the best shape i can. At the end of summer my husband and i plan on trying for a baby so its really important to me to reach my fitness goals prior to that. I've been TRYING to commit to a paleo lifestyle but given the fact my husband wont eat a veggie t... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:29:18 EST New to the team - hello! Hello! I'm a new member ready to make some positive changes in my life to take back my health and happiness. I'm on this journey to bring back my sense of self, learn to love myself again, and to get back the zest and energy for life I once had. I am 38 and have been struggling with my weight for about 9 years. I am happily married (14 years) and have a beautiful 9 year old daughter. My family means the world to me and I want to enjoy every wonderful moment with them. I hope to meet some like... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 01:57:07 EST Feb SparkRally - Feb 17th and 24th, Mission Trails Hey everyone, Happy February! Let's meet for some fresh air and hiking. <BR> <BR> This is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. <BR> <BR> Mission Trails Hike <BR> Sunday, February 17th 10am <BR> Sunday, February 24th 10am <BR> <BR> DIRECTIONS: <BR> Kumeyaay Lake Campground <BR> Two Father Junipero Serra Trail <BR> San Diego, CA 92119 <BR> <BR> From Interstate 8 - Take 8 to the Mission Gorge Road/Fairmount Avenue exit. Turn north onto Mission Gorge Road, then east at the Friars Roa... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 11:42:13 EST When Do You Weigh In? I am curious as to when (and if) you do your daily/weekly weigh-in? <BR> <BR> I know some prefer to weigh in first thing in the morning, after the night's fast. <BR> Others prefer to do so after their shower as they believe they have washed away dirt and grime that potentially could alter the scale. <BR> Finally, I have met those who weigh in in the evening as to adjust for damage control the next day. <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <BR> Do you weigh in naked or clothed? With shoes or soc... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:09:11 EST Hi, I'm New to This Team...and SP Hi everyone, <BR> I just recently found SP in the last couple weeks and am finally getting more comfortable with the site. <BR> <BR> I have been in north San Diego for 12 years and come from Palm Desert originally. I am married to a wonderful man and we have two fur-children. <BR> <BR> I have been battling weight issues for most of my life but the last 10 years I have battled a significant weight increase and can't seem to find my way back to a comfortable size. <BR> <BR> In recent weeks,... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:17:17 EST What is your New Years resolution(s)? Hey everyone!!! <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! I want to send a big shout out to all the new people that have joined in the past couple of weeks! I hope that you all find a very supportive and encouraging environment here on Spark! <BR> <BR> I highly encourage you to join us at one of our monthly sparkrallies. We have a lot of fun and it is a great way to meet like-minded people who live in the same area as you do! I find that accountability and workout partners are essential to my long-term su... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:23:28 EST Wiscondiegan Here! Hello San Diego! <BR> <BR> I am fairly new to SparkPeople and a year into my new life in San Diego. I am so excited to have found this forum and these opprotunities, and I look forward to getting to know you all! <BR> <BR> I hail from the great state of Wisconsin, and soon found that many people my age (27) have relocated to San Diego after finishing school in Madison, WI. (Hence the compound "Wiscondiegan"). As you can imagine, it was quite a culture shock moving from the land of beer and ... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:00:34 EST January 2013 - Vision Collages Hi everyone!!! <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! We will be having our January outing on 1/26/13 at 2pm at Felicia's (fhamwey) house. The address will be emailed to those who RSVP "yes" on the facebook page or here: <link><BR>.asp?resource=10433 </link> <BR> <BR> I hope to see you all there!! <BR> <BR> Leah Mon, 7 Jan 2013 15:27:02 EST Healthier Me! This 2013 I want to be a better, healthier me! I've struggled with my weight for nearly a decade. Since I was a thinner woman until after the mid-life births of my children, I don't have a history of being athletic or active. I could always "eat what I wanted" and not gain weight. Not th healthiest approach to food and exercise, but it's what I lived through my mid-thirties. Soooooo, here I am, accessing the support and tools of this friendly site. Planning that this year of my big 55 w... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:37:30 EST Returning Spark People member... Good evening All, <BR> <BR> My name is Rochelle and I live in the Mission Beach area. I first joined SP back in 2006 and I had a weight ticker attached to my account back then, but for some reason, it's no longer attached. I had to go back through my old Spark Mail to find an email with my previous weight during a "check in" for a challenge that I had joined. Unfortunately, I am currently up another 23 lbs since then. <BR> <BR> To be fair to myself, I did lose much of the weight I was at... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:49:54 EST new member needs help to download exercise dvd Hi, I am a new member who joined several months ago. I lost 5 pounds but did not get serious about weight loss until October. I went to a health fair and got a high reading afte eating a banana and even higher glucose reading after a carb luncheon. So, since my blood pressure was a bit high on the high number, I went to the doctor to reconfirm my previous test in Jan that I have hyperthyroid graves disease. The second test in Oct reconfirmed it so I am now on a diabetic diet and taking me... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:42:59 EST San Diego Half Marathon 10 Mar 2013 Good morning to all. Half Marathon in March if anyone is interested. I thought it would be fun to do a girls night out before. Anyone interested let me know!!!! Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:30:51 EST Peace-Love-Run!home/mainP<BR>age <BR> <BR> It's on March 16th (3 days before my birthday). I think this would be awesome!!! Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:34:15 EST December 2012 Sparkrally - Trampoline Jumping! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> The December Sparkrally will be at Sky Zone San Diego! TRAMPOLINE JUMPING!!! There is currently a groupon for $15 dollar jump session (12/8 is Saturday) so make sure to purchase the weekend one!. 12/8 is the date at noon! Click here to purchase! Limited time left!! <link><BR>r-trampoline-park-2?c=all&p=16 </link> <BR> <BR> Here is the link to RSVP: <link><BR>.asp?resource=10380 </link> <BR>... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 13:16:16 EST November 2012 Sparkrally! Iron Girl Event Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Just a quick reminder that the Sparkrally for this month will be the Iron Girl 5k/10k event! Please check out <link><BR>stration.htm#axzz2AzOhsBjR </link> for all the details and to register! <BR> <BR> We usually meet up before the race (location TBD but I will send out my phone number so we can find a mutual meeting spot) and hang out after the race to chat and reminisce about our experience. This event is one of the best in my... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 12:32:52 EST Long term progress Good morning to all. I wanted to say that over the last few weeks the scale hasn't budged. It can be very frustrating. So in those moments, I go back to the reports page and look at the bigger picture. I can actually see the progress from when I started is still a downward trend. So 2 lbs up and 3 down is still a 1 lb loss. Don't get discouraged!!!!! Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:53:59 EST Yoga on Coronado Beach? FRENCHTOSD & I are talking about an event to do yoga at the beach in Coronado. Does anyone want to do it? The price would be $5 or FREE, it depends on the info she is able to get. These are just the planning stages, of course. I'm not sure if we would attempt something in the winter months ahead or plan for spring - FYI. <BR> <BR> All comments welcomed. <BR> Jocelyn Sun, 14 Oct 2012 15:18:53 EST Frustrated and Disappointed Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm not really new to SP, I joined back in May but rarely logged in/tracked my food. In fact if anything, since May the scale has only moved up. So today, while I am disappointed with myself for not being consistent and letting myself fall back to old habits, I also came back determined to make this permanent. I am tired of yo-yo dieting and want to make this work. I am ready to use all the resources available and be more involved with this website. <BR> I live nea... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:20:50 EST Native San Diegan, Wellness Director and coach Hey Sparkpeople! <BR> <BR> I've lived her all my life and am excited to be a part of the San Diego SP group! I went to my first Spark Event this weekend, thanks to Wolfkitty! <BR> <BR> I live in the Del Sur area and welcome running partners after I finish my detox plan October 30, 2012 :) I'm also the Health and Wellness Director for NAAAP San Diego and a Beachbody coach. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to being here with positive and like minded people! <BR> <BR> Arlene <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:35:17 EST cross country walk I am not sure if this is the right place to put it, so please let me know and I will repost to a right place. <BR> <BR> I want to go on the cross country from CA to NY. I am looking for people who are interested in doing the same. The dates are flexible. Thu, 4 Oct 2012 19:08:45 EST Electric Run It's Feb 2, 2013, so a ways off, but how easy and fun would it be to think of a team name?! The run is a 5k run/walk at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Check it out! Sat, 29 Sep 2012 23:45:20 EST Line Dancing Anyone? Meeting up with a girlfriend to take the free dance lessons at In Cahoot's in Mission Valley tonight 9/27 at 6:30....classes usually wrap up by 8 or 8:30 and you don't need a partner! Send me a message if you want to join me! <BR> <BR> Amber <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:49:08 EST Spring Valley Here! Hello everyone...super excited to find the SparkSan Diego Team!! I can't wait to look at all your pages and hopefully meet some of you in person! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>67</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 11:27:11 EST Oct 7th 2012- Sunday 11 am SparkChat Let's kick off the holiday season right - with a plan!! Come out and find out what other people are doing to plan for the holiday season ahead. Keep the Spark alive, meet other SparkPeople in person, and start the upcoming new year leaps and bounds ahead of the game! <BR> <BR> See you Sunday, 10/7/2012 at 11:00 AM <BR> Panera Bread Cafe <BR> 12156 Carmel Mountain Road San Diego, CA 92128 <BR> (858) 385-9066 <BR> <BR> I hope to see you there. <BR> Jocelyn <BR> <BR> Link to the rally RSVP p... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 23:35:37 EST Health and Wellness Fair 10/6/12 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I came across a flyer and thought I would post it for all to see! <BR> <BR> Health and Wellness Fair <BR> Saturday, October 6 from 10am-2pm <BR> Malcolm X Library <BR> 5148 Market Street <BR> 619-527-3405 <BR> <BR> There will be: <BR> African drumming with Nana Yaw <BR> Zumba Gold demonstration <BR> Laughter Yoga demonstration <BR> Sirius Fitness deomonstration <BR> Children's Crafts <BR> Refreshments <BR> Guest Speakers <BR> Free Flu Shots Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:45:49 EST I'm a newbie Hi all. I'm new to this. I saw an article on Yahoo and I saw the words "lose weight" and "free", so i thought i would try it. I have been on the yo-yo diets. Now, i don't do many, only a handful but my latest one, was organic liasion. I can say I probably lost 10lbs but it did get kind of expenisive and i couldn't continue, so I found myself gaining those 10lbs and then some. Also the program was a bit complicated, the support was totally different than what i see it is here. So hopefully I c... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:05:22 EST IronGirl Del Mar 2012! Who is going? Are you doing hte 5k or 10k? <BR> <BR> I'm working on my 10k training, and getting all excited!! And wondering who else will be there!! I can't wait! <BR> <BR> Tell me tell me tell me. <BR> Jocelyn Mon, 3 Sep 2012 14:17:08 EST Free Weekly support meetings! New group forming! We are meeting weekly to support each other by sharing weight loss and exercising tips as well as being accountable to the group. Meetings will be held weekday mornings or afternoons in the PQ, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch areas. Our first meeting will be at 10:30 A.M. -11:30 A.M. Friday , August 31st at my house. Please reply to this post and I will email my address to you. Thanks! Cherie Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:55:22 EST Free Fitness Classes! Hi everyone! I saw a post for free cooking classes and so I thought I would let everyone know about some free fitness classes. Most are in the South Bay area but there is also one in Logan and in the College area. I've been going since March and I love, love, love it! They even reward you with a little prize (towel, water bottle, etc) after every ten classes. <BR> <BR> Their website has the time and location info <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 16:06:41 EST September 2012 Sparkrally - Ice Skating Please go here for all the info: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.asp?resource=10324 </link> <BR> <BR> I hope to see you there! <BR> Leah Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:02:50 EST Adding this to my Running Playlist! Loving this Tristan Prettyman song "My Oh My".......when has vocal surgery + a celeb breakup sounded this good: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 21:05:18 EST Free Healthy Cooking Class Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I received a flyer at work from a community resource that is offering FREE healthy cooking classes through Joe & Vi Jacobs Center located at 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114 in the community room. It is a 4 week series: <BR> <BR> Session 1: August 9, 2012 <BR> Session 2: August 16, 2012 <BR> Session 3: August 23, 2013 <BR> Session 4: August 30, 2012 <BR> <BR> Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm <BR> <BR> For more information or to register for the classes please contact Healt... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 15:47:36 EST Walking for Children's Hospital Hi everyone. I'm really excited about this goal that I have set for myself. I have decided to walk for Rady's Children's Hospital here in San Diego. I will be doing a 4 mile walk (never done this before) and hope to raise $1500 for sick kids. I have 2 months to raise the money and be able to walk 4 WHOLE miles. I appreciate any help that you can give me. Please feel free to pass on my link to donate to Children's Hospital. <BR> Again, thank you all. :) <BR> <BR> <link> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 16:37:51 EST Hello everyone. Hi everyone. It's great to have been led to something that has already gotten me excited about my weight loss goals. Every minute i have been on here has made me more motivated. I look forward to everyone's help, motivational stories, and seeing others besides myself look towards a happier, healthier future. :-) Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:16:18 EST Nice To Meet Everyone Hi my name is Janet. My co-worker and I have a deal to lose weight by our Christmas Party. And our other co-worker found out about it and introduced us to Spark. I have 50+ pounds to lose, so I don't think I will hit my goal weight by Christmas but I hope to make a dent in my weight loss journey. I am really enjoying this website and I just started reading the book. The thing I enjoy most in my life is doing things with my baby puppy girl Sugar Bear. She is a Yellow Labrador Retriever ... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 18:22:59 EST Any Jazzercisers in central San Diego area? I'm not sure how long I'll be a member, but I have some classes left on a groupon deal I bought and I'm having a hard time getting back into it after a break. Anyone go to Coronado, the musician's center, Culture Shock or the college area center? <em>346</em> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:54:59 EST Good Health Depends Upon a Job I'm reaching out to the SD members of this team. Need a job and will pay a finder's fee. If your company is hiring, please let me know. I have a very broad background - both mgt and adm - and can work part, full, temp, perm, whatever. Would appreciate your keeping eye out for me. Some of my experience - PR, mkg, fundraising, sales, etc. Been doing consultant work in order to have time flexibility to assist a sick relative. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:41:36 EST ATTN: Stand Up Paddleboarding Rally Attendees Visit my comment at SparkAmerica: <BR><BR>lly.asp?event=10262 <BR> <BR> Okay Team! We are confirmed for NOON this Saturday! If at all possible, please call Adventure Water Sports at (858) 581-9300 and give them the barcode number to your Groupon. Otherwise, please be sure to bring out a print copy of your Groupon to the event. If you do not have a Groupon, please call them and let them know you'd like to join our "class" and they will help you from th... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:46:51 EST Hello San Siego I'm Elle from Cape Cod. I just got back from visiting your beautiful city and I'm ready to move!!! <BR> <BR> I need something new in my life, and moving across country may just be the adventure I need!!! <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to make new friends here to help me make up my mind, and lose 40 lbs so I'll be bikini ready. <BR> <BR> My daughter lives in Ocean Beach. What a gorgeous area!!! <BR> <BR> So, hello everyone. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 16:48:20 EST Greetings from San Diego I've never used this site before .. so very excited to start. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:27:25 EST Facebook Group Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I created a FB group for our Sparkteam. This might be a better way to communicate and increase interaction. Please feel free to add yourself, as this is an open group! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>090/#!/groups/147125978758090/ </link> <BR> <BR> I hope to see a lot of you there! <BR> <BR> Leah Thu, 5 Jul 2012 15:22:47 EST Brand new to SD! Hi everyone! Just moved to the area and would love to go hiking or something, but the only person I know (my cousin/roommie) is out to sea. The one time I stuck with spark people I lost 20 lbs, since then I've gained 10 of them (Bleh). Hoping to stick with this plan and finally lose this weight! And maybe meet some new friends and see some pretty SoCal scenery... :) Mon, 2 Jul 2012 19:35:35 EST July 2012 (21st) Paddleboarding! <link><BR>.asp?event=10262 </link> <BR> <BR> Here is the link to the stand-up paddleboarding event that SPRING4FAL is planning for July 21st! :D <BR> <BR> See you there! <BR> Jocelyn Fri, 29 Jun 2012 23:55:39 EST Struggling!! Help! I need help! On menopause and battling weight gain I just can't seem to get off. I started seriously working out and changed diet a month ago and have only noticed weight gain. I understand the muscle thing, but I've been walking 2-3 miles every other day and 6 miles on the weekends and have only managed to lose 1 pound. Any suggestions? Wed, 27 Jun 2012 03:15:56 EST Here I go again... I joined sparkpeople a year ago hoping it would help me get motivated, yeah, no. I didn't join any groups, do any trackers, well, didn't do anything so, here I am again, working on making it stick this time. When I was 19 I lost 40 pounds, dropped to 130 and looked/felt really good. I got married, gained a LOT of weight and at age 34 I was 250, going through a divorce and hated life. I wanted to lose weight AGAIN. And I did, I went hardcore and lost 70 pounds in 6 months. I found an amazing m... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 21:01:59 EST OB in the house! Hey there! <BR> <BR> I'm not new to SP or the San Diego team, but I am new to Ocean Beach! We moved to OB from the Clairemont area a few months ago. I'm looking to get back in shape by walking daily and eventually running again. I would love to find another local, or a few, that would like to meet up for a beach or bike path walk/runs. I'm free in the mornings for now. Let me know if you'd like to meet up! <BR> <BR> <em>184</em> Cassie Mon, 25 Jun 2012 00:28:50 EST Being a newbie This is my first time on sparkpeople, I'm excited to see how this goes. The community feel is something new, and I'm hoping that it can keep me motivated! I'm getting into some more serious training (for a long distance swim) but could still definitely use help eating to fuel my body! Still learning the ropes on the website though and open to any feedback you have or tips for success! Fri, 22 Jun 2012 22:53:51 EST New Emoticons? This was just posted on the team leaders' page. If there are any new emotions you would like and you are not a team leader let me know and I will post your request for you there. If you are a leader, just go to the thread and do it yourself. <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10276x486<BR>23599 </link> My wishlist includes "Good Luck" and "Happy Dance". <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> There's been some discussion over the past few days about updati... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 13:57:06 EST chargers 5k july 21 any one doing this 5k? Its gonna be my first :) Fri, 15 Jun 2012 01:02:21 EST New and Excited! Does anyone know how to add fitness event you're doing to your profile for tracking? I'd love some help and teammates if you'd like! Sun, 27 May 2012 02:38:20 EST A Great Acupuncturist! If anyone needs great acupuncture care - at a very reasonable price - I've just found Sacha at Hillcrest Community Acupuncture. She is great. Sat, 26 May 2012 10:05:03 EST Free Aerobic Step - NIB I've got a new, still in box aerobic step that I'd like to give to someone who's having a tough time and cannot go out and buy one. This is a "Power Step" step system - long, and can be lowered. Must be able to pick up from Mira Mesa. I may get a lot of responses and not be able to reply to everyone. Will try to remove this post if/when it's gone. Or revise it. Mon, 21 May 2012 15:25:15 EST New to the Team Hi All, I am a few days new to your team. Just 2 weeks 2 days new to Spark People. I live in Oceanside and am looking for a walking buddy for a couple of weekday evenings (tues and thurs). Finding the program very effective for me as far as tracking my intake. I have dropped 7lbs in the 2 weeks 2days. I am getting over a knee injury from boot camp, so not a lot of activity right now, but, being patient and looking forward to getting back to being mobile. I started the year off doing a 21 day ... Wed, 16 May 2012 00:42:39 EST Another newbie... Hi, all! I just joined the site last week, and I've been so inspired reading about other people's triumphs. I'm looking to drop 15-20 pounds and improve my overall fitness, and I'm confident I'll be able to do it with all the resources on this site. Looking forward to meeting some other San Diegans at an upcoming event. Tue, 8 May 2012 14:36:20 EST Big Bay Boot Camp May 20, 2012 Hey team members, <BR> <BR> There will be a Big Bay Boot Camp sponsored by Port of San Diego. It will be at various water front locations. <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 May, 07:00 – 12:00 <BR> From 7 a.m. to noon that day, many of the waterfront parks in the Port's member cities of Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and San Diego will feature fitness activities. Activities may include yoga, tai chi, Zumba classes, Pilates, martial arts and more. All activities are free and open to a... Tue, 8 May 2012 02:47:34 EST Selling Like-New Treadmill & Elliptical Thought I'd tell my Sparkfriends before listing them elsewhere. They are both like new. Not giving them away price, but still pretty great deals. I paid $349 for elliptical (plus tax) and it is like new. Paid $699 (plus tax) for treadmill. If you're interested, drop me a line. The models are on the HSN site, where I bought them. Mon, 7 May 2012 14:10:25 EST Anyone Want to Bike Ride Miramar Lake During Week? This would be early, around 9, and my schedule is fairly flexible. I'm a leisure rider, not a racer. Mon, 7 May 2012 14:07:57 EST May SparkRally- Torrey Pines Hike??? I had such a horrible April, and one of the comments left on my latest blog by the amazing Lesa (ABB698) suggested a nice, long Spark Hike to lift my spirits. I thought, "Yeah that would be nice." Then, I thought about it some more and thought, "THAT WOULD BE REALLY NICE!" <BR> <BR> And, one of the most fun hikes us Sparkies go on is at Torrey Pines! Beautiful ocean views, part beach walk, part hike, gorgeous nature, good workout! <BR> <BR> I'm SUPPOSED to be having major surgery either th... Sun, 6 May 2012 12:36:14 EST New meat! Hiello everyone, this is my first day on spark people and thought it'd be great to connect with people in a similar situation as mine. A little about me I'm from San Diego, 23 and wanting to lose 10-25 lbs for summer and graduation this fall. It's ironic that at my age and loving doing exercise and outdoor activities I have a problem controlling my weight. I think the main thing for me is consistency and losing the willpower three weeks into a nutrition and workout regiment. I have two other ... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:41:31 EST Back in the Game! Hello, everyone! I'm Kate! I was a member of SP last summer in an effort to get fit before going to Navy boot camp. Six months after leaving training, I find myself falling back into my former unhealthy ways. (And it's showing on the scale.) I'm currently stationed out here in San Diego, and I'm looking to get back to a fitter state of body & mind. :) Sat, 21 Apr 2012 10:53:57 EST Hello, Back Again Hello all. Been away for awhile but back again. Moved, but still in San Diego. :) Wed, 11 Apr 2012 14:46:05 EST Sunday 4/29 Pool Party-Sign Up-Everyone Welcome Okay Team San Diego - let's enjoy our beautiful SUNNY (finally) weather and get back on track and get together again as a TEAM - yeah! Come enjoy a fun pool day at my beautiful big condo pool (heated) on Sunday 4/29. Located in central Mission Valley. <BR> You must sign up by 4/12 if you want to attend - because the HOA needs a number. <BR> We can have a potluck, but EVERYTHING you bring MUST be brought in plastic or paper - no glass is allowed in pool area :-) <BR> The condos are located... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 10:51:28 EST Pool Party Dates?? How does April 29th - that's a Sunday - work for everyone? Now I know ya'll can spare just a few hours relaxation around the pool, can't ya? Because the next weekend after that is Cinco de Mayo, a very popular pool side date around here due to margarita heaven, and the weekend after that is Mother's day, and if we wait til after that it is just too long to wait because I think ya'll need a good kick in the a%&$S to get movin again *big smile* -- besides we have to celebrate my success for m... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:31:11 EST So I leave and Everyone Disappears? Come Back... Okay gang - just because I left the site for a bit doesn't mean you all get to leave too - what happened to your diet plans and fitness plans? And have you all suddenly met your challenges??? I bet not *pointing my finger in your faces* LOL! What if I plan a big pool party at my fabulous salt-water heated pool - will that get the gang back? Are you all up for that?? I happy to have a big pool party at my place - let me know if you want to do that, it sure would be fun -- we can all have... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 12:28:32 EST APRIL 2012 SparkRally Discussion Betty, do you want to shoot for the Coronado walk again? <BR> I started a new job and will be working the last 2 Saturdays of the month, and on the 14th, I'm doing the Fearless 5k in Mission Bay. <BR> <BR> There are a lot of people doing the Ragnar Relay race that's ending in San Diego on April 24th. Since I'll be working, I'm not keen on that being a rally (though it will be an opportunity to be a gathering of some sort, to cheer on our locals). <BR> <BR> So who can do an April 7th (Easte... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:30:06 EST I miss you guys! We need to get together again REAL soon. But what has everyone been up to?! Sat, 24 Mar 2012 10:36:35 EST Woohoo! A brand new start!! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My goal was to lose 67 pounds when I signed up here a month ago today. Well, I am thrilled to see I have lost 9.3 lbs as of today!!! I must admit I did some backsliding but then I just got motivated again the next day. I'll keep drinking that water and building exercise into my day! I love the exercise programs shown on this site plus Chef Meg's wonderful recipes. I think this is a fantastic resource and I look forward to this journey and cheering on fellow 'tr... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:00:26 EST Newbie here! Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new, from San Diego and want to slim down. I've tried a bunch of diets/lifestyle changes and nothing really sticks. I'm excited about my new challenge at SparkPeople. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 02:48:29 EST 3/17 Coronado Walk Spark Rally Check the directions for how to get to the Rally. Please note this rally will start on time at exactly 9:30 am - several folks need to leave on time so we won't be waiting for anyone arriving late. Be there on time please. We welcome ANYONE who wants to join us - the more the merrier! Thu, 8 Mar 2012 10:35:21 EST Military wife looking for a motivated gym buddy! Hi there! I'm Amanda, 27, moving from southern San Diego back up to Oceanside next month (April). My husband is stationed at Camp Pendleton and will soon be returning from a deployment. Looking for other motivated military wives that would enjoy some gym accountability. :) Look forward to meeting and speaking with some of you! Wed, 7 Mar 2012 03:35:12 EST Any one up for..... a walk/jog on the Silver Strand Bike lane? I thought we could meet at the back entrance of Silver Strand Military housing on Attu Rd. Walk down toward the Cays and across to the beach for a walk and back. I just happen to live in the housing so refreshments/restrooms are no problem. Let me know if possibly Saturday or Sunday would work for anyone. Sun, 4 Mar 2012 16:43:04 EST LOVE the pics! I love the team pictures - they turned out so great! Thanks for posting them! I want the big one to replace the current team photo - it is such a great picture!!! Sat, 3 Mar 2012 10:15:03 EST Introduction This is a hello from the East County, Lakeside to be exact. <BR> <BR> I have been on SP for 4 days now and I am loving it! I am a single parent with a 17 year old senior at El Capitan High School. We are the home to two cats and a dog and I am presently working on my Master's degree so I keep pretty busy. But I only have 4 classes left and then life will be different from what I've known for the last 2 years. I also attend Shadow Mountain Community Church and love the Pastor's teaching. ... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 17:46:30 EST February Spark Rally, 2/25 @10:30 am Hi Sparkers, <BR> Due to space constrictions we have changed our meeting place on Saturday to the Kumeyaay Lake and Day Use Campground at Mission Trails (just down the road from the Visitor Center, or actually closer to the road depending on which way you come from). There is a special Day use parking lot which will ensure we are all in the same place as well. Parking is free. Look for the Blue Poster Board with the SP logos. <BR> <BR> DIRECTIONS: <BR> Kumeyaay Lake Campground <BR> Two ... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 22:41:48 EST Walking in Circles Looking for Walking Buddies Hi everyone, I hope I am not being presumptuous by jumping in with both feet, but there's no one around to slap me and make me shut up, so here we go! I'd like to invite anyone who's interested in a weekly walk to join me at Cuyamaca College at 11:30 am on Sundays at the theater. My church meets in the theater and we're finished by 11:00 and cleaning up is done pretty much by 11:30. I walk every Sunday, up to the track from the theater, then 'round and 'round (4 laps to a mile) for awhile and... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:25:31 EST Greetings! Heloo everyone! I am new to this team and look forward to getting to know people. I am a high school teacher in San Diego Unified School District, grandma to 3 darlings (no worries, I don't even carry a purse, so I won't drag out the pictures) and two pups. I am making a new healthy lifestyle with a recently discovered love for fish and other healthy foods, walking and taking care of my body like never before. I've been married to my best friend for 30 years and hope to have 30 more. My name ... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:10:24 EST Meetings? Hi all, I have lived in San Diego all my life, but I'm just returning home after graduating college and I am looking for some people that want to meet or exercise once or more per week. <BR> Is anyone already doing this? It would be nice to have a support group not just on the computer!!! <BR> Let me know! =) <BR> Thanks! <BR> Thu, 9 Feb 2012 20:27:29 EST Farely New to Coronado/San Diego Good Morning Spark San Diego! My name is Betty. I am not new to Spark. I have been a member on and off since 08. We just recently moved to Coronado. Currently I am a stay at home mom to a 5 year old little girl. She started Kindergarten this year. My husband is in the Navy and stationed at North Island. Right now with my free time I've been walking around the neighborhood (Silver Strand) and taking care of the house. I am hoping in the near future to be going back to school for my Teaching Cr... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 13:27:27 EST Why hello there What a better way to make everything more easy and more fun than joining up with other people looking to do the same. I'm finally coming around to wanting to be the best I can be, it's been fun so far! I love soccer and really anything relating to it, so feel free to message me if you ever want to chat about the latest scorelines or whatever (i'm a red devils fan, sue me). Glad to be a part Sparks and hope to meet plenty of like-minded people. Wed, 8 Feb 2012 22:24:10 EST 2/25 Spark Rally- Mission Trails; Meet at 10:30 am okay Team San Diego - our February Spark Rally is set for the 25th. We'll do the potluck & hike thing again. Bring a dish for 5-8 people. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!! <BR> <BR> Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012 <BR> Time: 10:30 am <BR> Place: Mission Trails Regional Park <BR> <BR> Amphitheater to the left of the Visitor Center at Mission Trails - look for the <BR> Blue Spark Rally Poster <BR> Parking: You park in the Visitors Center Parking Lot, and walk towards the... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 10:46:25 EST I.B. mom, finally joining the SD Team! Hello! I've been on Spark since August, and I'm just now checking in with the SD Team... Better late than never, right? <BR> <BR> My husband and I love to hike all over San Diego- We just did Torrey Pines National Reserve on Sunday. Any ideas of more places for us to check out? Any other hikers hanging out here? Tue, 7 Feb 2012 13:27:10 EST Exercise Hangman Hi Gang, <BR> <BR> This is a game we've been playing on another team I'm on, and I thought it would be fun to do here (and would give me the opportunity to interact with my SDSparkBuddies more often). <BR> <BR> Here's how it goes: <BR> <BR> 1) Since this is a "getting healthy" website, we need to get up off our couches once in awhile. <BR> 2) Exercise for 20 minutes or more, and you are entitled to one guess at a letter in the phrase. <BR> 3) Post what exercise you did, how long you did it... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:54:20 EST What Spark Rally should we have for FEBRUARY? Okay TEAM - what ideas do you have for a spark rally in February? Let's get the discussion going and start a message board where folks can put their ideas down and we'll see what people want to do? Let's start "sparking" the ideas... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:58:31 EST New Person Hi all, <BR> I am kind of new here as I have been pretty inactive lately on this site. I have also been inactive period. I need some exercise partners, accountability partners. I live in Santee and right now I can meet to walk. Please contact me if you want to walk or jog...really really slow. haha. anyway I am just starting back into the fitness thing. I used to be an athlete. But now I am old. But I know if I start exercising again that will not matter that much. Anyway I am getti... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:52:10 EST Volunteer for Ragnar Relay Needed!!!! Hi team, <BR> <BR> There is a team of spark people running the Ragnar Relay in April. We are in need of an additional volunteer. We couldn't have a successful event without the wonderful people that come out and support the teams. I hear that it is a lot of fun because of the fun and excitement of the event. It will be a couple hours of your time and we would really appreciate it. Please lt me know if you are interested so I can get you more info!! <BR> <BR> Thank you! Fri, 27 Jan 2012 22:00:31 EST Upcoming Races Chelsea's Run, (Balboa Park Area), Saturday, March 3rd, $35, kids $20 <BR> Girls on the Go (Del Mar), incl Expo, kids, male, female, strollers ok, Sun March 18, $30 <BR> Hot Chocolate (Balboa Park Area), Sunday, March 25, $45 <BR> Fearless, (Mission Bay Area), Saturday, April 14, $29 (will increase to $39, 3-1) <BR> <BR> Let me know if anyone wants to sign up. I know someone is already doing the chocolate but RSVP so I have an idea who is going. Also, can you put whether you are runner, li... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:24:50 EST Hello Team! I am new to this site :) I just joined today and wanted to introduce myself! My name is Christina and I have 40 pounds to lose ... I look forward to reaching that goal with the helpful support I find here!! :) Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:42:46 EST Another newbie - hello, San Diego sparkers! I've traditionally been a lurker, but am looking to take a more active role in my teams this time around. We moved to Poway in July 2011 after 16 years in Portland, OR. Aside from my very nice next door neighbor and a few moms of my kids' school friends, I know no one! Hoping to streamline my nutrition, reboot my cardio/running habit, and meet a few friends. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 01:02:35 EST Nutrition Lecture w/FLEXCHEF in Mission Bay Ruben Sandoval is known on Spark as FLEXCHEF and is giving a lecture in San Diego on nutrition for weight loss. His success stories are amazing...check out his facebook page for testimonials and before/after pictures. He didn't didn't ask me to post this, but he is the reason I finally busted a 3 year plateau and changed my body is ways I never thought possible... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-classes/3563 </link> <BR> <BR> International speaker and weight lo... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 20:18:21 EST Hi There Hello; New at Spark Can I find a group to do physical fitness San Diego Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:53:09 EST TEAM RALLY 1/28/12 Tecolote Shores-Mission Bay TEAM RALLY: Saturday, Jan 28th - meet at 10:00 am <BR> Tecolote Shores - Mission Bay <BR> Meet & greet with fellow Spark Team Members <BR> Walk along Bay (4-6 mi) <BR> possible potluck lunch after walk (?) <BR> <BR> <BR> Driving Directions: <BR> Take the Sea World Drive Exit west off I-5 <BR> Turn RIGHT at E Mission Bay Dr (first light) <BR> Drive past first paved parking lot until you see signs for TECOLOTE SHORES <BR> Parking is available along street and in parking lot <BR> Meet near ta... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:55:22 EST Kinda new... Hi, I'm kinda new, still trying to get familiar with Sparkpeople. Very excited to start getting healthy. Walked a half mile today with my friend and am trying to drink more water. I need to find that motivation to move more. Treadmill broke the day I decided to finally use it. Ugh! But at least I walked today. Now to keep it up. Glad you guys are here in San Diego. :) Tue, 17 Jan 2012 17:57:28 EST TEAM RALLY 1/28 Mission Bay - Tecolote Shores Okay everyone - Saturday, January 28th it is! Team Rally at Mission Bay - woo hoo! <BR> We'll meet at Tecolote Shores (free parking) - our team leader will be e-mailing the directions to you soon. She's won't be able to join us, but I'll coordinate. <BR> Let's all meet & greet at 10:00 and then we can walk the Bay - its beautiful out there. <BR> If people want to, they can bring spark salads and afterwards we can have a potluck lunch? Up to you guys if you want to do that. Anyway I'm looking ... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:52:28 EST Team Rally 2/4 OR 1/28?? Okay gang, I'm thinking of having a Team San Diego Spark Rally at Mission Bay where we can all meet up, have a walk around the Bay, maybe have a fitness bootcamp, and maybe we can bring spark salads as a potluck lunch or something? Sound fun? What date works best for everyone and how many of you are interested? I'm thinking Tecolote Shores at Mission Bay. If enough people are interested - I'get the Rally going and mail out directions. Speak up on which date you want. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:49:48 EST 1/21/12 Zumba 2 hr Bradley & Rose Esco Saturday, Jan 21st, 2012 <BR> <BR> Central Elementary School <BR> 122 West 4th Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025 <BR> <BR> $15 pre-ordered via paypal to or call 7609173200 to order. (Save $5.00 because it goes up to $20 at the door!) <BR> <BR> If you've never done a 2 hour Zumba Fitness Party, or Master Class, you're missing out. Even if you've never done Zumba before, feeling the energy in the room with so many people can be an invigorating introduction. <BR> <BR> <BR... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 03:26:11 EST New & excited to reach my goal.... & to look good Hi, my name is Veronica I am 25 years old. I'm new here on sparkpeople.... and i must say that i am very impressed with all the tools there are here to help me achieve my goal wich is to loose weight... i have been honestly very excited on doing my trackers.... my height is 5 feet 1 in. ... my current weight 183 pounds, but my goal is to weigh at 133 by December 26, 2012 :) I am looking forward on getting to know this program & all these inspiring people.... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:57:52 EST Why so quiet? How can we, as a group, make this more active and encouraging to one another? Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:46:21 EST Let's Have A Team Rally or Something Sure seems like this team is in the dulldrums for a new year kick off - let's have a team rally and really kick things off the right way - what do you say? Anyone out there for meeting up and sharing your goals, some recipes, and taking a nice walk along the beach or something? Let's do it. Sat, 7 Jan 2012 18:55:52 EST New to SparkPeople Hello!! My wife (Cali1156) introduced me to this website New Years Eve and I've been hooked ever since!! Having a tool to track my progress is something that always worked for me! Looking forward to getting back in shape!! Tue, 3 Jan 2012 21:30:46 EST 1/8/2012 Mission Bay Resolution 5k I'm doing the 5k and the victory boogie dance! :D If you can, join us. I posted this event as a SparkAmerica Event here: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>detail.asp?resource=10086 </link> <BR> <BR> Let me know if you want to meet up! (They're also talking volunteers, FYI) <BR> Jocelyn Tue, 3 Jan 2012 00:58:52 EST Walking on Cristobal in MM Hi! If you live on/near Calle Cristobal in Mira Mesa, and are interested in walking, I walk a ton daily and we might want to get together and see if we can share some fun walks together. Let me know. Happy New Year! Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:12:54 EST new to SparkPeople & PINK method Hi all, just joined to find nutrition guide and found all this as well - great! Anyone know of any "FREE" exercize bootcamps in town? Mon, 26 Dec 2011 18:44:07 EST Delete Delete Thu, 22 Dec 2011 23:43:36 EST New to SparkPeople Hi my name is Jennifer and I am new to SparkPeople. I am 29 years old, married to the love of my life who is a Marine, and we have a 1 year old son. I live in San Diego. I am a year into my weight loss journey. I have lost 147 lbs to date, and I am on the next part of my journey. I have 150-170 lbs more to lose. I am looking for support to finally kick this being overweight out of my life. Sun, 11 Dec 2011 11:57:49 EST First day as member Hi! This is my first day and I am excited about all the information, tools and local support with sparkpeople. I live in the Clairemont area of San Diego. Tue, 6 Dec 2011 15:45:10 EST Hello I am new to the team. I have been struggling with my weight forever and would like to participate in excercise activities when you have them. Tue, 6 Dec 2011 11:19:24 EST New to Sparkpeople I have been wanting to get started on making changes to my lifestyle for a while and maybe this will motivate me more. I way too much fast food and I don't get enough excercise. I want to start small and make changes that I can commit to ad that will be lasting changes. My kids are my motivation to do this...I want to dance at their weddings and see my grandkids someday. Mon, 5 Dec 2011 18:50:54 EST Child friendly hiking Hi! <BR> So I've been wanting to start hiking because I really do love to be out in nature and I was wondering if anyone could recommend some good places to go hiking. I live in Clairemont, so preferably somewhere nearby. I also have a 6 year old, so it would have to be someplace that would be safe for him and where he could be able to keep up (although to be quite honest, it's probably me who's gonna need to be able to keep up with him lol!). Thanks in advance! Fri, 2 Dec 2011 23:48:00 EST Petco 1 mile walk with dog I don't know if any of you have ever heard of this walk but Living Social has a discount today to purchase one ticket. This link might work but if not just go to Living Social San Diego. <BR> <BR><BR>als/172541-one-mile-walk-run-for-owner<BR>-12-and-dog-17 <BR> <BR> I signed up. Linda <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 12:26:40 EST Shape Diva Dash - January 21st Yesterday I signed up for the Shape Diva Dash which is a Woman Only Obstacle Course set up on Mission Bay. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>o-race-info/ </link> <BR> <BR> It's $50 to register but if you register by Dec 1 and use this code: DD2012 you get $20 off! <BR> <BR> I signed up for the 11am start wave. <BR> <BR> Anyone interested in doing it with me?? <em>306</em> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 10:56:18 EST anyone in 92105? Looking for a person with whom to walk. I walk in the morning at 5am. I am open to walking in the evening between 7 and 8pm. Tue, 22 Nov 2011 19:30:22 EST E-mailing Accountable Hi SparkSan Diego! <BR> Just interested in e-mailing someone as an accountability partner. Thank you =0] Mon, 21 Nov 2011 00:52:34 EST Holiday lbs. Hi All! Mon, 21 Nov 2011 00:34:32 EST hi Hello SparkPeople, <BR> Hope the end of the weekend finds everyone well. I left SP this past Feb and now I'm back ready and excited for day 2! Sun, 20 Nov 2011 23:01:19 EST SAN DIEGO MOMS HI IM NEW TO SP LOOKING FOR FRIENDS TO WORK TOGETHER ON DIETING N WORKOUT HELPING ME TO STICKING TO EATING RIGHT Sun, 13 Nov 2011 01:19:07 EST Just Me Hi- <BR> <BR> My name is Amanda, I am 34, and I live in the North Park area. I am about to get out of the Navy, but look forward to calling San Diego home for a long time to come! Sun, 30 Oct 2011 19:22:44 EST Job position, need ride to Jamul from 12th and Market. I'd need to be there by 8am on Saturdays and Sundays. I'd need to be picked up at 8pm. Please let me know if u can help. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 19:10:13 EST Hey, I'm new! Hey guys, I'm Janine. I'm 21 years old. I'm trying to lose my baby weight. I'm coming from the 858 area. Hoping to find support & give support in this group. Thanks. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:43:47 EST Aloha Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to sparkpeople and I am really excited to learn how to be a little healthier, get in shape, and feel good about myself again. I don't know how it happened, but I put on 20 unwanted pounds in my last relationship and I am now ready for it to come off! If anyone plays tennis - I would love to go out sometime. It would be a nice change from the gym routine I just started! <em>260</em> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 00:39:27 EST Nice easy hike on 10/10/11 This monday, 10-10-11, the family and I are gonna be hiking at Mission Trails in Santee, if anyone would like to join us, they're more than welcome to message me for the time and directions! It's beautiful scenery and nice easy ground! <BR> <BR> Steve Sat, 8 Oct 2011 15:53:26 EST Leslie Sansone's Power Set with 2 DVDs & weights Normally I would not a person posting about a DVD but my coach from UCSC recommended Leslie Sansone and it is great. I love Coach Nicole on Spark people and I have used her videos but being over 50 I wanted something more geared to my age. You can see Leslie's videos on and I purchased a set on QVC that included 2 DVD's and 2 lb weights for under $20, a real bargain. Sometimes I just don't feel like going to the gym or walking outside and I have found this to be a great benefit.... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 13:16:15 EST October 2011 - 1500 Fitness Minutes Challenge 10/05 238 - 0448 - 1052 (20 mile run) <BR> 10/03 060 - 0210 - 1290 <BR> 10/02 150 - 0150 - 1350 (30 mile bike ride) <BR> 10/01 000 - 0000 - 1500 <BR> <BR> date mins monthly to-go Thu, 6 Oct 2011 14:03:20 EST Hi everyone - you have great stories! So I have been battling the bulge since birth - and I want a healthier lifestyle. My hope is the SparkPeople website will help me identify bad habits and help me make better choices. Mon, 3 Oct 2011 13:49:18 EST New from Bonita - HI! Hello! I live in Bonita and I just joined. I've lost 109 lbs this year and I'm looking to lose about 30 more. Nice to "meet" you all!! Sun, 2 Oct 2011 16:33:39 EST I struggle with _____, so I _____. There are many different areas where we each struggle. For some, it's eating. For others, it's exercise. And others, it's finding support or motivation. Regardless of what we struggle with, identifying it is only half the solution. The more important element is what we do to work through our challenges. <BR> <BR> I struggle with eating healthy and in correct portion sizes, so I use the SparkPeople food tracker to monitor my calorie intake. Wen I can see just how much each item adds to my dai... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 12:13:51 EST 6 week challenge internet Hello everyone! I am new to this website but I am loving it very much. I currently live in san diego, but I am hosting a 6 week weight loss challenge starting oct 3,- nov 13th. It is a fun challenge and will be held over the internet. If you are interested in more information you can email me a There will be money given to the top 3 biggest losers at the end of the challenge and gift cards given at a $25 value every two weeks to the person who lost the most weig... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:09:50 EST Walking the Tijuana Estuary on Tuesday, 10/04/11 The family and I are going to walk the TJ Estuary trails on Tuesday, 10.04.11 in the morning about 9am. The trails total almost 5 miles going from saltwater marshes to almost a dersert type of scenery. The only part of the trail I don't like is where it runs alongside the naval base...but other than that, it makes for some gorgeous sights! Bring some binoculars if you like birds, too! Wed, 28 Sep 2011 13:46:07 EST Stay Sparky San Diego! Hi all! <BR> Nice to see a large group from San Diego. I'm new to sparkpeople but not to the desire to drop these stupid 30 pounds! My focus stinks and can easily be swayed by various foods (and multiple foods). Thank goodness that I am as active as I am. <BR> I am looking for a group of friends/workout buddies. People to go walking with, to the gym, do things... I am (sadly) unemployed and have a lot of time on my hands right now. <BR> I have a horse - ride often - show hunter/jumpers. <BR... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:00:21 EST Frisbee on the beach I live in Coronado and would like to find a female friend who wants to throw around a frisbee on the beach or just walk on the beach every now and then! Tue, 27 Sep 2011 21:20:03 EST Hiking Cowles Mountain on Sunday 9/25 The family and I are going hiking up the golfcrest trailhead on Cowles Mountain on Sunday, 9/25. Anyone wanna join us? We'll be there at about 9:30 (because I can't function any earlier than that!) Sat, 24 Sep 2011 00:41:19 EST Good God, what have I done!? Well, my wife signed me up...she's on here and she wanted a buddy. So here I am. We live in Imperial Beach, I work for Pier 1 Imports in La Mesa, so swing by and gimme a wave if you're in the area! I was SUPER skinny for most of my life, but as I've gotten older (and had a sedentary job for four years!) I've gained a few LB's. So now Imma fix it but good! I hope this team likes to get together for hikes 'n' stuff, because that's what I'd LOVE to do! <BR> <BR> Steve (the maester part my wif... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 00:15:10 EST Hello there! Hi everyone! I am semi-new to the site, though not a stranger to this journey. I am 32, teach middle school English, and always love a good hike! I live in City Heights-ish, so if anyone is looking for a hiking buddy, or knows a good yoga class, I'd love to hear from you. I have a hard time getting into the community part of this site, but I'm much more interested in the prospect of talking to people who are local and I could actually meet IRL. Happy Wednesday! Wed, 21 Sep 2011 21:27:05 EST Hi all! Hello all, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself. I am a 30 year old single mom of a 5 year old boy who just got divorced this year. And after the past few years that I have I have decided that its time to get myself back both emotionally and physically. I am currently down in chula vista and am looking to both help others and get support myself. I enjoy working out but don't always keep up the motivation to go. I do love zumba and if anyone is interested in having a workout buddy or s... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:50:19 EST Healthy Cooking Class in Southeast San Diego - FRE Hi team, I found this resource and wanted to share it with you. It is free and open to community members who are interested in learning how to cook healthy and delicious meals! Please RSVP to the contact listed below! (I cut and paste this from a PDF document so please forgive the formating issues! <BR> <BR> THE HEALTH ACCESS PARTNERSHIP and <BR> MS. JULIA LEBLANC INVITE YOU TO COME JOIN US FOR OUR <BR> FAMILY COOKING NIGHT!!! <BR> FREE DINNER & GIVEAWAYS <BR> Bring your fam... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 13:40:03 EST Hey all! My name is Malia and I just joined Spark because I realize that my habits are not the healthiest, but I don't have the drive to change them on my own. I am an all-but-certified personal trainer (I did all the studying for the NASM-CPT, but never took the test) but even that knowledge does me no good because I don't heed my own advice. What I need is to be held accountable for what I eat or don't and when I workout. I'm looking forward to getting to know more people on here! Sun, 4 Sep 2011 12:12:28 EST Hi everybody! Brand new to SP and looking forward to the adventure! Just wanted to say "hello" and get the ball rolling :) Thu, 1 Sep 2011 10:22:50 EST Local Resources for a Healthy Lifestyle Hi! I am looking for local resources- places to exercise (I'm not a gym person- I do better outdoors), free or low-cost Tai Chi classes, hiking trails, walking groups, good organic food resources, discussion groups, outings or get-together's that support a healthy lifestyle, and I am also on a search for canned or bottled coconut water that has JUST coconut water in it, no added sugar or anything. I am new to this health thing and could use any and all help and support! <em>30</em> I live ... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 16:17:25 EST HI there, I am Kristy from San Diego I am trying to lose 10% of my body weight in the next 5 months.... I am loving using sparkpeople and hoping to meet others to share information and learn weightloss and exercise ideas. <BR> <BR> Happy to meet ya, <BR> Kgirl Sun, 21 Aug 2011 16:56:12 EST Ready to win this fight Hello, I am a newbie here and am so excited to get started on this journey to a healthier (and smaller) me. I didn't know how I would get started, and how to find a way to make this change a permanent lifestyle but I'm hoping this site will help guide me to success. Wish me luck :) Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:22:40 EST Hello! Who wants to hike? Hi, everyone! I just joined Spark today after a friend recommended it. I am on the Reboot Your Life program but I love the trackers on Spark! I've lost two sizes already through diet change, but want to start the next phase- the dreaded exercise! I love hiking and would like to find others interested in easy to moderate trails. If anyone knows of any good trails, please let me know! <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you and meet you all at a rally soon! Thu, 18 Aug 2011 15:02:57 EST Looking for a supportive community Hi, I'm Jenny and I've lived in beautiful San Diego for over 14 years. My favorite exercises are walking and hiking. I have a wonderfully supportive husband and four great kids. I'm recovering from a broken leg and can't wait to get my boot off (hopefully) next week. I'm focusing on improving my diet with more fruits & veggies, more protein, more water, and less carbs. Although I joined SP years ago, I never actually used it. I'm committed to my health and I'm eager to join a supportive commu... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 15:50:39 EST Santee Chuze Fitness (or anywhere in East County) I was wondering if anyone wanted to get together in the evenings for exercise? Chuze fitness? I have guest privileges so you won't need a membership if you don't already have one. Or if anyone wanted to just get together to take walks around the neighborhoods or in a park. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advanced! Fri, 5 Aug 2011 14:12:58 EST New to San Diego Hello I'm Mary 39 and recently moved to San Diego. I live in the Rancho Penasquitos area, just looking to meet motivated people! Wed, 3 Aug 2011 16:49:34 EST Anyone in need of a great all-purpose bike?-SOLD I'm selling my bicycle! I thought what better forum than a group for people looking to get healthy? I'm to terrified to ride it, so its been used twice. In almost 4 years. :-S <BR> <BR> Here's what I wrote in my Craigslist ad: <BR> <BR> "Ladies 26" Schwinn Cimarron comfort bike in blue(s). Allow me to throw some specs at you: Aluminum frame. Adjustable seat & brake levers. Shorter top tube & raised handlebars for back and neck support. Smaller grip shifters for a woman's hands. Multi-speed.... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 14:39:21 EST Return to S.P from Downtown San Diego Saw the scale today-felt PANIC-all day today and tonight. Hit 200 for the first time in my life...It is just so so hard-to lose the weight...just wanted to cry after a 3.5 mile walk today/tonight for the first time in a long, long time. Mon, 1 Aug 2011 02:28:04 EST Paddleboarding or Snorkeling in La Jolla Cove! Hey all my fellow San Diegans! <BR> <BR> Not sure if any of you saw the LivingSocial deal today: <BR><BR>personalized-link-box-20666295&rpi=206<BR>66295 <BR> <BR> $25 for 2 people to go paddleboarding or to snorkel in La Jolla Cove. <BR> <BR> An awesome steal and a great way to be physically active but have FUN! Thu, 28 Jul 2011 17:00:53 EST SDJ Becomes "Spark People SDJ" Starting today, I am the SparkPeople Success Story Manager. I can't imagine a better opportunity for me. This is a chance to do what I love and love what I do! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>0150730796270111&comments </link> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 08:11:24 EST Hey everyone! My name is Joseph, and I am trying to meet my weight loss goal by the end of September when I begin to attend college. I originally intended to find a calculator to see how many calories I burn while jogging, but I lucked out and found this whole community instead! <BR> I am 18 years old, 6'1, and I weigh 220 lbs, despite cutting down on junk food and doing moderate exercise (2-3 times a week). As of recently I started a more intense exercise plan, doing 40+ minutes of exercise a day, 6 days ... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 17:29:56 EST July 2011 SparkRally has been posted!!! !!!!!!!!! Hi everyone!! <BR> <BR> We are going ice skating!!! Please click on the link for all the info! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.asp?event=9890 </link> <BR> <BR> Please let me know if you have any questions! I hope to see you there!! <BR> <BR> Leah Thu, 14 Jul 2011 16:02:44 EST Mira Mesa Sparker I am loving this web site. I'm still a newbie but have figured out my way around the trackers and found the recipes fabulous. I am an early morning riser and have time in the early morning weekdays for walks or bike rides. Anyone around my neighborhood wanting to walk or ride? I have a 2 mile loop and a 5.5 mile loop. I ride my bike around Lake Miramar - I'm not big on riding on the streets - too many bad drivers. If anyone is interested let me know. I hope everyone is doing great and ... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 00:35:10 EST I need all the support I can get I know that happiness starts within, and the key to my happiness again will start with shedding these pounds. I am here to meet new friends, hopefully along my journey of losing weight. I am a single mom of three great girls, who bring me great joy. But as far as me myself, my self-esteem and self-confidence, I am seriously lacking in that area. I just joined yesterday, and am hoping things from this point forward change for me! Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:37:04 EST Please read if you are in San Diego July 7&8, 2011 hope to hear from you soon! Wed, 29 Jun 2011 18:46:22 EST Food Cravings? Picture This: <link><BR>ngs-with-imagination?eid=1098966003&me<BR>mberid=50281865&cbr=wmn_surf </link> <BR> <BR> It's worth a try. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 19:13:58 EST Hello San Diego!! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been using sparkpeople for a few years now, but I recently moved to San Diego from Boston. I'm really looking forward to being able to live a healthy lifestyle for a full 12 months out of the year out here! I admit my eating and exercise habits tend to be a little cyclical, following the weather patterns on the east coast. :-) <BR> <BR> Can't wait to get to know you all! <BR> Kathleen Fri, 10 Jun 2011 15:25:41 EST Hello I just joined this after reading the Spark book. The recent death of a work friend has been a wake up call to me that I can't keep on thinking I can live my own life and take care of my health "after I get a few more things done at work". <BR> <BR> Hoping for big changes! <em>249</em> Wed, 8 Jun 2011 23:58:31 EST Just discovered The Fruit Stand on Morena Blvd. I am so happy to have found this fruit and veggie place on Morena Blvd. near Costco. They have wonderful fresh, organic fruits and vegetables - absolutely everything at a great price. It was so nice to actually smell the fragrance of a cantaloupe again...and the big tomatoes, wonderful. They also have a lot of dried fruits and vegetables. <BR> <BR> Many of you may already know about this, but if not, go there. It is well worth it, and you'll save a lot of money. It's especially nice n... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 21:50:44 EST Hi! My name's Mary. Just joined today and am in the process of reading The Spark on kindle on my Android phone. Looks very good! Mon, 6 Jun 2011 21:42:14 EST Tough Mudder? Oh, yeah. I did it. Most difficult thing I have ever done, but I did it. And I have the pics to prove it! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4266248 </link> Tue, 31 May 2011 05:37:49 EST Hello Hi, I'm Leslie. I am a mother of 4 & a Sailor's wife. I currently am on a local Roller Derby team. We are the Renegade Rollergirls San Diego. If you wanna know anything or just want to talk please don't hesitate to:))) Mon, 30 May 2011 21:54:15 EST New Spark Momma Hey there, Do people really use this stuff? I'm not very technologically saavy and I just wonder how much people use these things. And if they do, how much time does it typically take? I'm a busy mother of two (age 3 and 1) and work full time so I can't spend too much time on the computer. Looking forward to some good tips and help in my journey. Thanks! Sun, 29 May 2011 00:53:02 EST Favorite bike rides? I love bike riding, seeking out new routes online seems to lead to groups of serious bikers though (20+ miles and lots of hills!!!!). Some of my usual routes are around miramar lake, the boardwalk from south mission to PB (continuing to the cove in la jolla if I'm feeling energetic), and along the bay (starting around shelter island down around the convention center and back is a very nice ride). <BR> <BR> Anyone else have some easy flattish favorites in and around SD? Sat, 28 May 2011 12:57:06 EST Hi Hello! I have been on for a week but am finally posting a hello. I have already lost 2 lbs and am looking forward to being more active in this beautiful city! <em>30</em> Fri, 27 May 2011 19:14:30 EST Hi! Hi, everyone! I'm new to the Spark San Diego team & I thought this would be a great way to meet people with the same goals and become more active. Good luck to all those on the weight loss journey -- we're in it together <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> Thu, 26 May 2011 18:48:55 EST MCRD Boot Camp Challenge - Sep 24th <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Hey San Diego Sparkers. On Saturday, September 24th, I will be running the Marine Corps Boot Camp Challenge. It is a three mile run that includes many of the obstacles recruits use during basic training. <BR> <BR> I challenge my local Sparkers to run this with me. And I make a promise to anyone who signs up. I will run with you... or walk with you... whatever it takes... to make sure that you finish the event. If you are faster than me a... Mon, 23 May 2011 12:29:36 EST Back in SD and back on Sparkpeople Thought I'd say hi since I joined the local team. Being unemployed for 6 months seems to have added on about 5 pounds a month... I start a new job soon so I suppose its time to get working on my weight again too. <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 May 2011 02:28:51 EST Hi:) Hello, my name is Susie. I am excited to begin a new healthy me:) Mon, 23 May 2011 01:38:29 EST Miramar Lake Friday 9AM join us Thu, 19 May 2011 22:12:46 EST American's Finest City Is anyone running AFC? I've only been in Sd for about a year and during that time I've not been running. Decided August is a great goal to run another HM and then Tink in January. Any tips? suggestions? fellow runners? Friend request or PM message would love any tips or encouragement. Tue, 17 May 2011 23:32:04 EST June 2011 Sparkrally has been posted!!! Please go to <link> </link> for all the details on the June 2011 Sparkrally. Hat Hike! Tue, 17 May 2011 22:02:24 EST Spark Rally in May or June? Hi San Diego sparkers, <BR> <BR> I haven't seen a spark rally planned in a while so I thought I'd put some feelers out there to see if people wanted to meet up for a hike sometime soon. I'm free this weekend. The next weekend is Memorial Day, we have a big hike planned for that Saturday and that might not be a good weekend anyway if people have vacation plans. Then it's June! So would people be around this weekend or should we try to plan something for June? <BR> <BR> Looking forward to me... Mon, 16 May 2011 14:55:01 EST I'm back in California! I live in Spring Valley and my name is Okie. I will start working next year and move to downtown San DIego in 2013. I turn 28 in July on the 9th day so yea me! I plan to go on a cruise for my 30th birthday in 2013. Mon, 16 May 2011 14:19:55 EST "Need somebody to go to 24 Hr. Fit "Need somebody to go to 24 Hr. Fitness in El Cajon, CA" On Main Street Sun, 15 May 2011 05:35:15 EST walking/ exercise in South Park/Golden Hill I'd like to find someone to be active with in South Park/Golden Hill. I'm 57 and a brisk walker. I'd like to work up to pausing to rope jump on the walks. I also have a deck with a TV that we could follow fitness video tapes on. I've got a ton. I'm a teacher and will have more time in the summer (though my school year starts at the end of July). Sat, 14 May 2011 01:36:03 EST Walking in Tierrasanta/ Scripps/Mira Mesa I have misplaced some of my phone numbers of a few people that said they would like to walk during the week. I am not a marathon runner, I would just like to walk. I recall we have 1 person in Tierrasanta, besides myself, 1 in Scripps and 1 in Mira Mesa and 1 near 4S. All of these areas are close by. <BR> <BR> I would like to set up walking for about 30 minutes or more in Tierrasanta on Tuesdays after work. I can do anytime after 4:00 pm; maybe 4:00-5:00 or 4:30-5:30. <BR> <BR> Please ad... Fri, 13 May 2011 18:46:26 EST Pondering dragging my kid up Cowles again Saturday Would anyone else be down? I'm thinking around 7:30 AM or so. :D Fri, 13 May 2011 02:03:11 EST Hello spark san diego hello, i am a navy wife stationed here in san diego witth my husband and im wanting to lose the weight that i gained while pregnant with our son who is now 4 im tired of it and i want to be the size i used to be. i want to work out i really do but i cant stay motivated, i wish i had someone to work out with but i dont know anyone here and the people that i did know have moved cause of getting stationed somewhere else and im just finding it hard to find the motavation right now <BR> <BR> ple... Tue, 10 May 2011 03:09:18 EST Anyone getting excited for the fair? I'm getting so excited for the fair this year! <BR> <BR> But as we all know, fairs come with an assortment of greasy, unhealthy foods. <BR> <BR> Are you still planning on going to the fair? <BR> How will you resist the temptations to eat junk, if so? Or will you be avoiding the event all-together to ensure you don't indulge? <BR> <BR> I'm curious to hear! <BR> <BR> My plan is to let myself have a few treats, but to also pack some healthy snacks in my purse. I will also be hitting the g... Fri, 6 May 2011 14:07:30 EST Hi sparks people I have been on this site for a few weeks now. My reason for being on here is so I can get support while trying to lose weight. I am tired of wearing this body suit. Thu, 5 May 2011 16:19:57 EST Wednesday Walk in Ramona I will begin walking in Ramona on trails like Barnett Ranch or Oak Oasis which are really close to town and fairly easy loops that I can walk briskly in about an hour and a half or less. Sometimes I will probably just loop around the town for lack of inspiration. My favorite times to walk are at about 5:30pm when the temps are less than 85 or so and later on when things heat up, I'll turn to early morning dawn walks or indoor fitness. When temps get cold, I will really need inspiration to go ... Sun, 1 May 2011 11:56:07 EST Hello Sunny San Diego Boy isn't it a gorgeous day?! I have been reading several posts and I am excited to be apart of the San Diego Team. I was born and raised in this fine city and ready to make a lifestyle change. I am a college student but I am not here to make excuses, my excuses are what put me in my current situation. I have been doing surprisingly well with the food and exercise tracker but then again today is barely day 4. This is going to be a great experience. <BR> Meli Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:05:58 EST Hi spark peeps!!! Hi ya'll, <BR> My name is Candace and I am 24 and I live in National City. I am not actually new, in fact I have been apart of this group and spark people for a long time but have been on a very long hiatus. Well this morning after taking my daughter to the movies I stopped by the book store and ended up buying a copy of "The Spark". I am 2 chapters into it and it has affected me already. Enough so that I put the book down and came straight to the computer to re vamp my goals and profile. I j... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 17:14:37 EST Tracking Food & Water- A few questions... When ya'll track your cups of water for the day, do you only count the H2O that you're drinking, or do you count other beverages as well? Do you count coffee, tea, or juice in your water category? I've only been counting water, but I drink tea (unsweetened) or juice (I water down my juice to a 50/50 ratio) in addition to my daily water, so I stay hydrated all day. Do you think I should be counting that towards my 8 cups of daily water? I don't think there's a right or wrong answer, I just... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 15:47:10 EST SparkPeople Spring Bootcamp Thingy - Who's in? I can't help but feel insane for doing it, but I'm totally stoked. Any other locals in? :) Wed, 27 Apr 2011 16:30:22 EST Hat Hike WOLFKITTY and I would like to start a Hat Hike. Where everyone goes on a hike wearing a fun, silly, or outrageous hat/head gear. Just so we stand out as oddballs on the trail. Anyone up for doing this? No date or time set, just tossing around a bit of whackiness. Wed, 27 Apr 2011 16:21:23 EST Charge 5K Run My son sent this to me at work. It is a Charger 5K run to the Q. Anyone interested. I'm signing up. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 20:58:39 EST ROC (Riddiculous Obstacle Challenge) RACE <BR> any of our Sparkers participating in this? Mon, 25 Apr 2011 15:40:20 EST Hey Folks! A lil' feeback here please! Hey guys. I know I haven't been the most active member on Sparkpeople, nor on this team, but I am back with a fire under me, baby! I'd be cool to have some folks to regularly talk to on here and have some verbal support, if possible. BUT!!! That's not the only reason I'm writing this! <BR> <BR> My latest blog, found here: <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4175426 <BR> <BR> I'm studying nutrition and am not sure whether or not to carry it into... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 16:53:00 EST I'M NEW.... I NEED FRIENDS AND BUDDIES!LOL Hi San Diego! <BR> My name is Susie and I almost 40! and proud of that, actually excited to be turning the BIG 4-0 in June! <BR> I have had a small set back....LIKE A BROKEN ANKLE IN FEB...the worst type possible. So no walking, working or basically doing anything NORMAL for me as of this point in time....I do however, SWIM as much as I can. <BR> I am a dental asst. and LOVE my job.... <em>334</em> <BR> I live in East of SDSU....does any1 else? seems like every1 is by the coast <BR> TALK TO... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:44:12 EST Motivational help for a newbie? Hi to everyone, I am new on this site and am a bit nervous about posting! I am open to suggestions (including tough love when necessary) =) and am excited to finally take this step to further my weightloss goals. I am hoping to find some motivation by doing this and am hoping that I can return the favor to others. <BR> I m pretty familiar with exercise and healthy eating habits, but I am at the point now where I need some help with getting past a plateau (of both weight and exercise)! <BR> P... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 21:29:12 EST Hi San Diego! I've lived in San Diego for about 3 years now, but between a super hectic work schedule (constantly traveling the first 2 years) and not feeling exactly beach-ready, I feel like I've barely gotten to know this wonderful city and haven't connected to too many folks outside of work. I do love to walk, hike and explore, and I hope to see some of you out and about! Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:49:22 EST Hello :) Thank you for the welcome! I am actually in Georgia right now, but I will soon be out in San Diego with my husband, who is in the Navy. I am 23 and have had a pretty crazy past year! I got married in August, had my son January 27th, I will be graduating from Georgia State University May 7th, moving to San Diego May 19th, and living with my husband for the first time!! We've had a long distance relationship since it started so that's gonna be change enough in itself. <BR> <BR> I am very lucky... Sun, 10 Apr 2011 13:41:26 EST Hi fellow San Diegans I'm looking forward to trying this additional tool. I'm trying to be more active and watching carbs. But I can't find the balance. Sat, 9 Apr 2011 01:41:35 EST hello everyone! I just found this San Diego group. I joined about two weeks ago and have almost finished reading the "Spark". I saw where they had a convention here in San Diego. I wish I had known about this before. Any way here I am now. <BR> <BR> I live in Escondido. I am a Preschool Director and the mother of a very active 17 year old and a first time grandma. They live in Escondido as well so I get to see her almost everyday. <BR> <BR> I recently found out I have very high blood pressure. Mostly I am... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 23:50:29 EST Hi My name is Val I could use some support and accountability. I live a healthy lifestyle but want to lose some weight in a healthy but steady way. I have problems sticking to any kind of weight loss plan as I allow distractions and events to take priority. Would love a buddy or two to help me go the distance. Val <BR> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 16:33:38 EST San Diego Biggest Loser fans - we need help! Aloha! <BR> We are in need of a BUNCH of sleeping bags to borrow for the Biggest Loser Ragnar Relay teams April 13 through 16 (it ends at Coronado Beach, if you want to come support us: <link><BR>ifornia </link> .) The church that was going to help has fallen through on me and we have 2 weeks to pull this together so that some of our favorite former contestants don't freeze during the race :D If you either have sleeping bags we can borrow, or have the time... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 14:42:06 EST Hello all, 1 day new to the site - Tierrasanta I can't believe how amazing this site it. I hope I have the gumption to stick with it. I am mid 30s and completely annoyed by the lbs I've put on and that never seem to easily come off anymore =). I have already emailed someone but am looking for anyone who wants to meet a few weeknights (weekly) to do something active / anything. For now I'd say same demographics (female 25-40). My weight goals are 15-20 lbs but I'm willing to take any help so as long as you don't mind my goals I'd love... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:41:45 EST 21 y/o Female wants similar accountability buddy I am 21 almost 22 years old. <BR> 5'6" weigh 167 and my goal weight is 130 <BR> <BR> <BR> Looking for a female buddy to correspond daily via text only. <BR> Then maybe meet up occasionally to exercise if we live close by. <BR> I live in Mira Mesa area close to Poway and Rancho Pen. <BR> <BR> peace! <BR> <BR> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 16:01:24 EST Last Minute: 4/2/11 Hospice 5k Join Team Frances in memory of my amazing mother-in-law. She always treated me like one of her own daughters, and helped to make me the person that I am today. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I know that registration closes soon, but my mother-in-law just passed away on Monday. Please consider joining our team either as a walk/runner for the 5k or as a "virtual walker". There is no registration fee, but you can donate. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Jocelyn ... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:15:47 EST Shrinking out of our clothing swap? Hey Guys and Gals, <BR> <BR> I was wondering if any one else has a growing number of clothes they can't use? I've got a closet full of them and I'd love to be able to swap them with local sparkers who are also shrinking out of their clothes. It gets so expensive buying new( brand new or new to you) stuff every time you drop a size. We all are experiencing it, so maybe we can offer each other some relief? <BR> <BR> My stuff isn't high fashion,by any means, but they're good enough to tide... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 16:25:47 EST Just started my plan for a new life yesterday Hello everyone, <BR> I am excited about using SparkPeople and already have it on my phone and computers so I can track my progress each and every day. I plan to stay with this and look forward to getting motivation from this site, my SparkTeams and my SparkBuddies. Thanks for making a great site that is easy to use and affects so many people in such a positive way. I look forward to chatting, collaborating and sharing with all of you and am excited about the new life that I know will result f... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 15:58:18 EST Anyone Interested in walking Miramar Lake? I'd like to resume my early morning Miramar Lake walks. Maybe start at 7 cause it gets crowded there. Anyone interested? Thinking of starting April 3. It's about 5 flat miles and I don't care what level of fitness you are at. If we get a group, we can always do bursts of speed or just walk more slowly. I'm not a constant talker, so no pressure to chat it up. Just a nice peaceful morning. Let me know. Wed, 23 Mar 2011 00:57:09 EST Hi...Disney fan looking to lose a few Hello Iam just starting my sparks adventure...I am learning to navigate all sparks has to offer..WOW...I am very impressed withwhat I have been doing so far...any suggestions for a newbie? Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:47:14 EST Its a BEAUTIFUL day!! Hi There! <BR> My name is Sonia and I have been struggling with my weight ALL my life, I lose the weight I gain the weight, but I dont give up. I have a wonderful 2year-old Yorkie named Lewey (he is my sunshine). I dont really like going to the gym, but ZUMBA has gotten me hooked!! I try to take a Zumba class after my regular 30-45min (run/stairmaster) work out; no machines, no dancing (wink) = D <BR> My short-term goal (next 3months) is to lose 20lbs and my long-term goal is to lose the extr... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 13:08:56 EST Need alot of help! Hi my name is Liz am 33yrs old, and am at my heavyest 287. I want to start a family with my husband, but I know am too overweight to think to get pregnet at this point. So I have decited to change my bad habbits and loose the weight and get in shape. Hopefully here I can find the tools and support that I need. Help! Mon, 14 Mar 2011 06:19:22 EST hello from coastal carlsbad hello, just wanted to introduce myself by saying hello and i look forward to the support that you all have to offer! <BR> <BR> if anyone is from the same area and would like to motivate me and help me kick my own bum feel free to hit me up! <BR> <BR> i am also recently really into road biking, my ex-bf got me into it, he is gone, but i still love my bike so anyone who would be down to cruise the coast or the hills of la costa! Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:31:44 EST Hello I am Sonia, a mother of four year old. I need to change my fast food lifestyle and eat more healthy foods. I want to lose weight for myself and set a good example for my child and family. This is my hardest journey, because I love food. I am willing to step up to the challenge, change my life, and my addiction to food. Sat, 12 Mar 2011 02:14:32 EST Hello San Diego! Hello all, <BR> My name is Heather and I've been living in San Diego for 2 1/2 years now. I live in the college area with my boyfriend of a year and 8 mos. and my 8 1/2 year old shepherd/lab mix. I joined spark people about 4 years ago but after a few weeks I stopped checking in. I gained weight, and lost a little, but I'm still about 30 pounds heavier then where I would like to be, so I figure I should give it another shot. I currently attend Grossmont College and am in a weight training cla... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 23:01:06 EST March 2011 Sparkouting this Sunday!!! 3/13! <link> </link> for all the details!!! Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:42:45 EST Preparing to Say Goodbye I love the San Diego Spark team and have met so many wonderful Spark friends at the various rallies, including the Iron Girl 5k the last two years. Which is one of the reasons it makes me sad to say that I am leaving San Diego at the end of the month... <BR> <BR> Those of you who read my blog know that my roommate and I have both have some setbacks recently. Circumstances have made it necessary for both of us to move. He is moving closer to his work and school and I am moving to Washington t... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 20:44:07 EST osteoarthritis Anyone have mild osteoarthritis in hip or knee? How do you exercise around it? <em>188</em> Wed, 2 Mar 2011 19:45:53 EST Hello Fellow Sparkle Members Today is my first day on the site and I'm hoping the site will help me make the lasting changes that I want to make. I was a vegetarian off and on for a few years and jumped back on the meat eating train when I became pregnant with my daughter. I turned 29 this year and the thought of turning 30 and not feeling like I'm in the best shape has been bothering me. I have decided that this year will be the year to make the changes that I need to make to be a healthier me. Good luck to everyone on ... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 16:34:02 EST Zumba I do Zumba n I absolutely love it. It works every part of your body. N it's not like working out @ all cause u dance. If u love to dance then u should definitely try this. Tue, 1 Mar 2011 00:44:17 EST Super Spartan 8 Mile Race on 02/26/11 Anyone else running? It's going to be record cold temps, rainy and crazy fun! <BR> <BR> SDJ Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:17:40 EST Accountablitity Partner Needed 30s lady in Valencia Park area, need accountablitity partner, I need someone who wants to walk with me and lets keep each other on the right track. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 06:19:15 EST Hello everyone! I'm ready to make a life change. A friend of mine told me about this website n I'm glad she did because now I have people to talk to about what my struggles are to lose weight. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 01:12:18 EST Hi!!!! New to the team and San Diego Hello Everyone!!!!! Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Helena, I just moved to the Point Loma area about 1 month ago from northern Virginia. I'm working at UCSD as a nurse and dragged my husband and pets out here to live in sunny SD. I've been on a diet/workout rollercoaster for the last few years and really want to try and start fresh now that I'm in a new place. I have 75 + lbs to lose. I've just started counting my calories again and started my 3rd week of the C25k program. I... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 02:07:14 EST Hello, joining the team. Hi Team. Just wanted to introduce myself to the team, and hoping on this journey you can all offer me feedback on things that have worked for you in the past. I really have had a hard time loseing weight, even though I feel I don't eat much and exercise 3x a week. The weight is just not coming off. If you read my profile you can see I've been on numerous diets and have not been successful. I'm motivated to make any changes necessary to reach my 40lb weight loss goal I have for my self. Than... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 13:23:58 EST 2011 Iron Girl Del Mar (November) Are you in? Let's do our traditional meeting up before & after the races start! It's so much fun with Sparkers!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>axzz1E36AFdp7 </link> <BR> Sunday, November 6, 2011 <BR> Location: Del Mar Fairground <BR> Women's 10K & 5K Run& Walk <BR> Start time for 10K 7:30 a.m. <BR> Start time for 5K 7:50 a.m. <BR> <BR> I'm doing the 5k, at a walk/jog pace, as fast as I possibly can. <BR> I haven't registered yet. <BR> <BR> Jocelyn Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:29:21 EST how do I get back on track ? Hi everyone . I am new to this site . I realized I need to make myself accountable for trying to lose weight . I was doing really well before Christmas and then the slow creeping pounds came back . I had lost 18 lbs but ....... I have put 6 back on. Must stop the slide backwards <BR> Look forward to talking to you . I am a Mom in her 50s of 3 children with two teenage boys at home . I spend endless hours in the car ( muy husband travels a great deal ) shuttling my kids around and it destro... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 10:39:02 EST Hi! Hey guys, my name is Jessica and, obviously, I'm new here! I'm hoping to get motivated by all of you and to give motivation as well in all our weight loss journeys'. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 04:10:53 EST Hello all Heard about this from a friend and really just starting to take a closer look at my overall health having a newborn in the house. Hopefully This will go well... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 15:14:11 EST Bicycle tips Hi all! I'm looking into getting a mountain bike. Does anyone have suggestions on where to find a decent bike reasonably priced? Sat, 5 Feb 2011 14:19:54 EST Hi SD Spark folks!......I'm back to try this again Hey SD Sparks, <BR> <BR> I'm so glad to have finally gotten off my butt and come back to SparkPeople. A lot has happened since I was last involved and I want to get back on track; new job, new neighborhood. Wish me luck & hope to meet people at one of the outings. <BR> <BR> Take care, <BR> <BR> "D" Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:09:53 EST February 2011 Sparkouting posted!!! Please check here for all the details! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.asp?resource=9551 </link> Tue, 1 Feb 2011 14:37:33 EST Hi Everybody! I am new to SparkPeople and tracking my nutrition behaviors. I attended a seminar and this site was recommended for journaling and learning. I also have about 50 pounds to lose so I thought it was a good idea. I had lost about 65 pounds when I was 17 and it stayed off until the year 2000 when it all started to come back and not sure why. It must be my getting older, lower metabolism, less activity, more enjoying life, and a lot of denial about what portions are and calories are. So anyways, I... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:28:37 EST hello new to the site...just wanted to drop in and say hello to everyone Sun, 23 Jan 2011 11:16:34 EST Hi from La Mesa!! Hi there! I'm Andrea and I am a mom of 3, English teacher, wife, and avid thrift shopper. I would love to find some friends for stroller walks or kid hikes--or even thrift shopping! I started SP on 1/3 at 200#. Goal is 135. So far, I have lost 15#. <BR> <BR> I used to work as a cook in a vegetarian deli, so I am a VERY good low-cal cook! :) Sat, 22 Jan 2011 10:53:16 EST Haven't introduced myself yet Hello San Diego Sparkers! I realize that I haven't introduced myself on here, so here I go... <BR> <BR> My name is Stephanie, I'm 26 years old, married and a new mom to a baby girl (she'll be 1 in March). Live in Escondido and work at VONS full time. <BR> <BR> I started my SP journey 2 years ago and lost 40 lbs and then got pregnant at gained exactly those 40 lbs back (haha) and now I've re-lost those 40 lbs plus a little more. Working on 20 more lbs or whatever seems the healthiest to m... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 01:23:21 EST Today's daily deal - 10 bootcamp sessions for $35! I just noticed that today's daily deal ( <link> </link> ) is for 10 bootcamp sessions through Wired Fitness here in San Diego. And only $35 dollars! I thought somebody else might be interested, so I am passing along the info. <BR> <BR> I live in Scripps Ranch, so I will probably try and do the sessions there - if anybody wants to go together (safety in numbers, haha!) let me know! Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:16:37 EST