SparkPeople Lancaster Sparkers Team Messageboard This team is for all SparkPeople members in the Lancaster and surrounding areas. Welcome! SparkPeople Lancaster Sparkers Team Messageboard Just Checking In--Week 1 Hello, All! <BR> Just a quick check-in, so I’ll post this to all my teams. <BR> It just hit me earlier this morning that yesterday I completed my first week on SparkPeople, and today is the first day of my second week. I was just pondering how it is going. <BR> First, I worked out at least 30 minutes on 5 of the first 7 days, skipping Saturday and Sunday, which is my plan. <BR> Second, I tracked 5 of the 7 days faithfully. The 2 days I did not track were days in which something knocked me o... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:26:38 EST Hello, All! (My Introduction) Hello, All! <BR> Just a brand-spankin’ new Sparks-Person saying “howdy.” My name is Tom, and I’ve decided not to wait until New Year’s to begin doing something about my weight. <BR> I live out in California, in the desert a bit North of Los Angeles. I’m a Christian, and go to an awesome non-denominational Church. I also have an amazing wife, and 3 fantastic kidlets, ages 7, 9, and 11. I myself am 49, 50 in April. <BR> As to why I’m here, too big a question for an introduction post, so I’l... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 01:35:25 EST What's happening today? Just a catch up for all of us to post to! Happy Holidays! Be good to yourselves! Be fabulous! Don't forget our troops!!! <BR> <link><BR>s.pdf </link> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 12:45:01 EST Hello Hello, I'm new to sparkpeople and because I live between Bakersfield and Lancaster I have decided to join both groups in hopes to have more support...I am a 42 year old mom who needs to loose a little weight..27 lbs and it feels like a ton...LOL....I love this site and can't wait to take full advantage of it!!! Take care and God bless!! Thu, 3 Jan 2013 19:17:07 EST New! been out here for a few years need friend to help motivate and walk with! :) Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:00:01 EST Anyone up for racquetball at 24? I am just getting into racquetball and would like to find a few others that would like to play. <BR> I have been getting a court during the week around 11am, come play if you want! :-) <BR> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 11:15:57 EST Looking for a weight loss buddy. Hello, I have lived in Lancaster for a few years now.. I am looking for a walking/weight loss buddy. I have about 100 lbs to lose and I really need to lose the weight because it is causing problems with my health. Mon, 3 Sep 2012 06:52:20 EST Hello I moved to Ridgecrest in May and this seems to be the closest city with a Spark site. I would like to say Howdy to you all in Lancaster and the area. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:52:41 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:33:21 EST Hi everyone, I'm Rachel I'm pretty new here...I joined last year but slacked off, but I'm back and ready for a change. I'm looking for people to work out with, people who are willing to write back and forth daily to help keep the motivation going. I have Type 2 Diabetes and I need to change my lifestyle. I hope everyone has a wonderful day <em>213</em> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 11:51:10 EST After a long absence I have been MIA since February (serious relationship issues) and I fully expected to have been replaced. I am almost sad that no one has stepped up in the time I've been gone, but I'm still honored to be a person who can welcome newbies. I have faith that one day our little group can become more active and involved! <BR> <BR> Personal note: My goals have been seriously derailed. I know that if I were truly dedicated I would not have let other things interfere with my fitness goals, but... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 02:24:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 15 Jul 2012 20:27:22 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 1 Jul 2012 19:23:57 EST The Y Hi all, <BR> Well I just started again at Sparkpeople... shame on me. <BR> Anyway, does anyone go to the Y on 10th St. West near Costco? I have been going to water aerobics since they opened August 2009. <BR> <BR> Would like to know if another Sparkpeople person attends. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Barb Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:37:09 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 20 Apr 2012 07:41:18 EST Who is a member at the Y? I was just curious who was a member at the Y? Mon, 5 Mar 2012 17:52:47 EST 2 Hour Zumba Class tonight in Rosamond 5:30 They are charging 10.00 to help raise money for the cheerleaders. Its at the highschool in the gym. My niece did one yesterday for 3 hours in another state and said she had sooo much fun!!! You get entered in a raffle for prizes. <BR> <BR> I just started working out again but I'm going and gonna do the best I can. <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Mar 2012 17:52:11 EST Hello Lancaster Sparks My name is Deanna. I'm 32 years old and I'm 115lbs overweight. I had recently lost 30lbs but I've had a long streak of bad luck and gained it all back. I've had enough of letting food and negativity run my life. I'm hoping to learn the tools to take control of my life and my health. One of my issues is pushing myself. I kind of need to be strong armed until i get into a grove. I work overnight so when I get off, I'm super tired. So excersise does not sound like a great idea. But I know I need... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:37:12 EST Walk in the park Hello everyone. I am majoring in Kinesiology and have let my weight slip to 138 pounds with all my studies. I was wondering if anyone would like to go for afternoon/evening walks/runs at Lancaster City Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This will definitely motivate me and I hope motivate you as well. If your schedule permits also share personal insights on specific workouts and how your diet has changed. I can also tell you what I've learned about nutrition and workouts based on experience and... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:38:09 EST How much did you lose this week? 3 lbs! <em>320</em> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 00:32:37 EST Hi, Lancaster Sparkers Hi, my name is Timika. I am starting out my new year trying to get healthy. Not just lose weight. I need more energy to keep up with my boys! Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:05:52 EST Seeking motivational friend My name is Jim or kimo. I live in east Lancaster, work in east palmdale. I have one daughter who'll soon be 5. Am currently separated. Also, I am over 100lbs overweight and sick of living like this. Haven't been overweight my whole life, just the past ten years. <BR> <BR> I am looking, hoping to find preferably a female between 30 & 40 who's seriously interested in losing weight together. Walking, playing games, bike rides, texting, phone calls And or anything motivational to keep another on... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 03:29:53 EST Hi Fellow Lancaster Sparkpeople I used to weigh 220 at my down to 140 pounds. <BR> <BR> Fast forward to 2012 and now I'm 230 ughhhhhhhhhhhh <BR> <BR> Started working out at the Y yesterday,,,,took yoga and then took yoga today. Just to warm up and get back into working out. <BR> <BR> I neeeeeeeeeeeed a cyber workout buddy or just encouragement. I eat when I'm happy, sad, nervous, if I see a commercial with someone eating. <BR> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 01:55:03 EST Check-up! We are already one week into the New Year and it makes me wonder how everyone is doing on their personal goals? <BR> <BR> Please share your progress (or lack thereof). We are here to listen and ALWAYS here to help if you need a little boost! <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Jan 2012 22:05:36 EST Hi everyone I'm Rachel and I'm new to using sparkpeople. I'm looking for people to workout with, I don't have a gym membership or a car yet so it is difficult for me to get around and workout. anyone up for the challenge? Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:27:08 EST Hello and HELP! I am quite challenged at this blog thing. I just get so confused on where to go to join teams and it's usually hit or miss if I figure it out. What are the trophy's for and the Spark point? And how do you find a buddy. I typed in my zip code and it said no one lives with in 50 miles of me yet I see all of you are from this area? Told ya just plan confused with this new technology stuff. Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:11:07 EST Post your progress or challenges once a week! <em>213</em> Hi All! Are you following your Spark meal plan? Are you exercising? Do you have trouble being good to yourself? Are you wishing someone out there would tell you it's going to be okay? Post it here once or more a week to get others to respond and encourage! C'mon Antelope Valley, where's your team spirit?? Be fabulous!! Just do it! Tue, 9 Aug 2011 17:04:38 EST Hi, I'm new here. Hi, my name is Shanna Yearwood. I live in Lancaster. I enjoy the outdoors and shopping. I'm 31 years old and I know I need to lose weight. Thu, 7 Jul 2011 16:13:06 EST Where Do You Want To Be in 2012? <em>213</em> Hi All! It's really just around the corner. Everyday is a chance for success in making good choices and being good to ourselves!! I hope you choose you to be fabulous! If you take good care of yourself, there's a good chance, your loved ones will be right next to you, being healthy and being fabulous! You can do it!! Take a walk! Go to the gym! Play! Be happy! Be well! Be fabulous!! Sat, 18 Jun 2011 13:30:55 EST New Here Hi I just joined and I just wanted to say "HI" I am looking forward to making friends here and to lose weight. I live in Lancaster and I would like to find a walking buddy. Sun, 29 May 2011 18:17:54 EST Hello Hi Everyone, I'm Lisa! Tue, 17 May 2011 13:39:39 EST Hi, Im susan I just joined Sparks, and i think this will really help me get healthy and also help me keep track of my diet and exercise. <BR> I am happy to have joined. (I am not very good in introducing myself), but anyway, I am here... Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:27:16 EST Rosamond Anyone? Here's a quick low down on me <em>41</em> <BR> I am 35 yo. I have a 5 year old son. I started my journey at around 205lbs at some point last year. Today I am 166 lbs. <BR> My husband of almost 8 yrs walked out a couple days after Christmas. While I pray for reconciliation, I am using this time for self-growth. I relocated to Rosamond and started a new job - so I am kinda looking for some friends. <BR> <BR> I like to read, go to movies, bowling & shoot pool (not good at them but enjoy trying... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 18:31:53 EST Binging I am kind of new to sparks..I haven't followed it like I promised myself, I am trying to show up to an overeater's meeting but the only ONE meeting in this area is on a day that I watch my grandson so I can't....I binge and restrict, I am currently trying to stop binging but when it happens (and it has everyday for the past week and a half) I can't stop and I am sick of it. I want out of this crap, I think I need to break down and get a sponsor but i don't know how and I am feeling like it is... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:49:12 EST Sorry! Hey all. I just wanted to say "sorry" for not being around. I was soooo tired and trying to adjust to work again. (I have to be up by 4:30 and it's killing me!!) <BR> <BR> I'm going to try to log verything again starting tomorrow. Sun, 30 Jan 2011 20:57:59 EST hello! im new to and im looking forward to my journey to a healthier ME! my biggest obsacle is keeping my motivation up. i want to take things slow and have fun in the process. i feel a bit overwhelmed right now, but that's just because the endorphins need to get moving.. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 20:22:10 EST Welcome Back Welcome back to the Lancaster team!! <em>9</em> Thu, 6 Jan 2011 11:22:39 EST Team challenge ideas What monthly challenges should we strive for this next year? <BR> <BR> <em>401</em> <em>405</em> <em>404</em> <em>403</em> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:49:52 EST New Year's goals It's that time again. The one where most people are making New Year's resolutions. Did you make one? List here what your goals are for the new year. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:45:41 EST Clubs or Groups in Lancaster / Palmdale area Hi. I'm new to Palmdale. I'm looking for an established walking, hiking, biking, photography or "other" club that involves getting outside on a regular basis and getting some exercise. Seems I am not self-motivated, but will always go if I have a commitment/appointment. The social aspect is great too. You can never have too many friends! Let me know what is out there. Thanks! Wed, 10 Nov 2010 13:42:04 EST Spark before Gastric Bypass Wow I was excited when a friend told me about this site. I have been sabotaging my surgery! i get close to the weight I should be according to my Dr. and then bam i gain what i lost.. So he does not refer me to get the bypass. So now I was <BR> told about this wonderful website and now I am a Spark member. I am nervous I guess I don't want to be held accountable because already I don't like the results of my daily calories. Wow I had no idea. Oh and i am Tiatweety. Tue, 28 Sep 2010 02:07:26 EST Day One Hi, I'm Marla. Today is day one of taking control back of my life & getting back into shape. After 3 kids I was lucky enough to have lost the weight I wanted & felt great! However after my 4th child, a lot of things changed in my life. I was no longer living the kind of lifestyle I can only dream of now. The challenges are much greater now, so take my hand & help me up this hill & I will help you up your hills too. I know we can do it! Tue, 14 Sep 2010 14:32:48 EST Ready to get started Hi all I'm new to Spark People and I'm looking forward to getting back to healthy. As I watched my weight practically double and my health deteriorate I realized I needed to do something quick. So a friend talked me into joining Spark People and here I am. Looking forward to getting back to healthy real soon. Tue, 7 Sep 2010 18:23:16 EST Looking for a walking buddy I just joined Spark People and I am looking for a walking buddy. I like to walk just not alone, if anyone is looking for a person to walk with please let me know, I know it's really hot right now but willing to walk in the evenings or early morning. Sun, 5 Sep 2010 14:39:06 EST Checking back in, been about a week Hello, All! <BR> <BR> Haven't posted for about a week, so I just thought I'd check in and say "hi." It has been a good week, but I just finished blogging about it, so I won't take up too much board space here. <BR> <BR> I may just mention that if you look at my tracker, the little football has ground out some more yardage. 6 more pounds down, still about 85 or so to go (I'm actually not certain what my final goal is, I'll work that out with my Dr and my comfort level as I get close). Par... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 11:03:05 EST Is there anybody out there??? Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Just wondering if there are any Lancasterites present and active on the board? If so, say howdy!!! <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Tom Sun, 29 Aug 2010 23:01:58 EST Day 4 Check In, Short and Sweet Screwy day today. Had to do some quick improvising, but I'm within my goals (actually a teeny, weensy bit short again) on Kcal! I wrote all about it in my blog, so I won't go into details here. Just checking in, letting y'all know that I'm still around :-). <BR> <BR> No fun question today. I'm so loving the answers to the last one I posted, I'll be sure and do that again some time! <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Tom Fri, 27 Aug 2010 02:17:23 EST Day 3 check-in, and my fitness history of horror!! <BR> Just checking in for day 3. I'm still hanging out, working my plan, and feeling pretty good about things. Of course I'm fully aware that I'm in the "diet-honeymoon" phase, and that it will get harder. Still, I'll enjoy this while it lasts! I posted some details about the day in my blog, feel free to take a gander, and comment if you'd like! <BR> <BR> Now, a fun question for the day: <BR> <BR> What types of fitness equipment do you have, and to what extent do you use it? I know I ... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 02:24:03 EST Day 2 Check-in, and some questions for fun! Hello, All, <BR> <BR> A bit late, and I'm a bit tires, so I'm going to make this one really quick! <BR> <BR> Day 2, still on target, ate pretty well and exercised today. I wrote all about it in my blog, so feel free to peruse. It is a fairly long post, so I'll warn you about that now, but hopefully it won't put you to sleep!!! If it does, your insomnia is cured, eh??? <BR> <BR> OK, now to make this more fun, I'm going to ask 2 questions. I am really interested in your replies! <BR> <... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 02:52:42 EST Restaurants Hello, All, <BR> <BR> So, here is my question. Since we're all from the AV, does anyone have any suggestions for places where they serve yummy food that doesn't destroy the program? :-) Just curious!! <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Tom Tue, 24 Aug 2010 01:57:35 EST Checking In Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Sorry, all, I'm a noob here, don't know how I mistakenly posted this twice. And even worse, I can't figure out how to delete it, only edit. So feel free to ignore this one, and read the real one. I'll be more careful next time! <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Tom Tue, 24 Aug 2010 01:57:28 EST Checking In Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Just checking in, at the end of my first day, so of course I'm all enthusiastic and excited!! You ever notice that you NEVER get hungry the first day of a diet? :-) I won't bore you all with details of the day, except to say it was a good one. For particulars, feel free to see the narcissistic rantings that I call my blog!! <BR> <BR> That's about it! Hope you all had a truly blessed day. I'll look forward posting and reading some of your posts again tomorrow! <BR>... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 01:57:08 EST Howdy Hello, All, <BR> <BR> First of all I just want to say thanks for the "welcome emails." I certainly do appreciate it! Also, I want to mention that I'm cross-posting this to all of my teams, so if you see this twice, sorry about that. I'll avoid cross-posting in the future, but figured that for an introduction it would be appropriate. <BR> <BR> So, I suppose I should tell you a bit about myself. My name is Tom, and I live right in the heart of the beautiful Antelope Valley in Southern Cal... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 13:28:07 EST I've just been sparked... Hi, <BR> My wife just introduced this to me and it looks amazing. I can't wait till we both see results and change our lifestyles. Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:40:11 EST Semi new around here!!! So i've been around for a while but never actually introduced myself sooooo here goes....HEY 28 and i actually live in palmdale but used to live in 28 and have about 120 lbs to loose....(small steps small steps) I was reacently told in a PS by a nurse at the hospital that when they scanned my gallbladder (which i was having trouble with) that i had a fatty liver, and looking at my medical history, baring some weird disease the only reason they could come up with... Tue, 27 Jul 2010 01:37:22 EST Walking Anyone? I am looking and hoping to find a walking group here in Lancaster.. I am a stay at home wife so I have lots of time on my hands. I need to lose around 100 pounds and I would like to find a friend to help with the motivation. I have been trying to lose the same 100 pounds for over 10 years now but it keeps coming back. <em>46</em> <BR> Take care. Tue, 13 Jul 2010 06:40:04 EST Freedom My goal is to be free from the bondage of overeating. I need to lose 40 pounds. I have had 3 back surgeries, so this limits my activity to back exercises, swimming, and walking. I do none of them at this time, but want to spark the fire for a heathy lifestyle. Sat, 5 Jun 2010 13:27:54 EST New here and needs motivation I have been trying to lose over 100 pounds for many years now but I just don't have the will power to stick to any diet. I have been trying to do this on my own and so far not much luck, So I decided that joining a group might help me keep on track. I am a stay at home wife and you would think that I would go for walks or even use my treadmill, but I just don't have the motivation to do just that, I sit in front of the t.v or read a book instead. I don't know what else to do. Fri, 28 May 2010 06:02:46 EST ATC Lancaster Grand Opening - Sat, May 22, 2010 ATC Lancaster Grand Opening <BR> Type: Sports - Sporting Event <BR> Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010 <BR> Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm <BR> Location: 42035 10th St West, #115, Lancaster 93534 <BR> <BR> Description: (From my friend Roxie) <BR> Dylan, Casey & I will be performing at the Grand Opening for ATC's new location in Lancaster. We are really excited about this newest location and performing for Mr. Gover's dojang. I am sending this to all our family and friends near Lancaster in hopes that ... Tue, 18 May 2010 11:30:43 EST me too!! hi all! i'm ben, gisele's husband. i joined because she has lost five pounds and is thrilled! i want to support her and lose too!! so we can do all that stuff she said we enjoy doing together Wed, 21 Apr 2010 05:46:56 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 12 Apr 2010 20:47:47 EST Hello hello. my name is Gisele. I'm new to spark. my goal here is to live a healthy life style and loose weight. together with my husband we enjoy walking, going bowling, camping, swiming, and are trying to learn how to play tennis. I have heard good things about this site and i thought i'd try it. i enjoy learning about food and what effect each has on the body. i'm really excited! Mon, 12 Apr 2010 17:36:38 EST new too!! Hi..My name is Suzy and i live in littlerock. Tue, 16 Mar 2010 17:13:44 EST Daily Chit Chat I thought this would be a good place to post general info about life or whatever. <BR> <BR> I will start. Does anyone read the Valley Press? Did you see the letter to the editor that suggested that one way to pay for Lancaster Blvd,(which used to be a blast to cruise on the weekends in the 70-early 80's)? <BR> <BR> The letter suggested that Rex pay $1.00 for each time his picture or I think his name appeared in our Great Suburban Newspaper. It cracked me up. <BR> <BR> Hi 3dog mama! ... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 11:15:48 EST Who wants to ZUMBA!? Lancaster Class Apr 6 This is on page 14 of the new March 2010 edition of the Lancaster Outlook that comes in the mail. <BR> <BR> Anyone want to go bombard this class and do it???? <BR> <BR> <BR> Zumba™- Dance Aerobic Workout | AV Salsa <BR> (12 yrs.-Adult) Get ready to burn calories and experience total body workout while learning international dances: Samba, Cumbia, Merengue, Reggeton, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Belly Dance, Hip Hop <BR> and Bachata. $28 ($35 NR). AV Salsa Studio, 311 E. Ave. K-8, Ste. 109. <BR> 343... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 23:05:58 EST Broke the 180's! Hey guys! <BR> I just wanted to share my good news that as of this morning I have broken the 180's mark! I am now in the high 170's! <BR> <BR> YAY!!! Thu, 25 Feb 2010 11:26:32 EST I am kinda new... Hi! I say I am kinda new because well I have been doing the "diet " thing for a few years now.. All I know I need to say is.. LIfe Happens :} I am restarting my journey to the inner me.. That little voice that says you will do this is at my heels.. I just need some extra help to keep that voice talking, even nagging at me! I am a stay at home mom of 4, been married now for 17 years and I want to lose 80-100lbs.. So here I am at SparkPeople.. I am new at these message boards.. I guess I wi... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:26:10 EST I am kinda new... Hi! I say I am kinda new because well I have been doing the "diet " thing for a few years now.. All I know I need to say is.. LIfe Happens :} I am restarting my journey to the inner me.. That little voice that says you will do this is at my heels.. I just need some extra help to keep that voice talking, even nagging at me! I am a stay at home mom of 4, been married now for 17 years and I want to lose 80-100lbs.. So here I am at SparkPeople.. I am new at these message boards.. I guess I wi... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:25:46 EST Tracking Our Walking/Run ning/Riding In case you haven't seen this link, I wanted to share it. It is fun. Ann and I have used it, and it is fun to see where either have been or want to go. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_maps_home.asp </link> <BR> <BR> You can see routes others people in your area have added. <BR> <BR> <BR> I forgot to add, when you type in your zip code, you will see a list of routes within your zip area. Mon, 15 Feb 2010 18:33:31 EST I'm back!!! Finally! It is such a relief to be back and ready to go again. <BR> I had joined spark almost two years ago and had lost about 25 pounds. Then I travelend to Austria for the passing of my aunt in October 2008,I got married in October 2009, bought a house in november and totaly lost my way during the holidays. Now, I am ready again. I have about 50 pounds to lose and I need support! <BR> I really miss eating healthy and exercising on a regular basis. <BR> I also LOVE Spark! <BR> <BR> So, lets get ... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 15:57:03 EST Would I be horrid for plugging Girl Scout Cookies? I know, I know... it's probably the worst thing I can ask anyone on this site, but hey it's for a good cause and my two daughters. You're going to see us out there in full swing soon enough at every Wal-Mart, Vons, Albertsons, etc. in the area LOL Every year, this time of year, it's Girl Scout Cookie time! <BR> <BR> So if anyone out there in Lancaster/Palmdale needs/wants Girl Scout cookies, send me a private message/spark mail and I can get them out to you. New flavor this year is "Thank U ... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 06:42:19 EST Daily Tracking Helps For Accountability I have seen the following done on another team. I thought if your interested, we could try it here. Cut and paste the list below, and fill it out to fit your need. <BR> <BR> For Thurs: <BR> Calories:yes <BR> exercise: No <BR> water: 8 <BR> fruit/veggie:yes <BR> Wild card:Cleaned out the fridge. Ever notice how it always seems bigger after it is done. <BR> Fri, 29 Jan 2010 01:20:09 EST Weekly Weigh In Jan. 27 - 196.5 <BR> Jan. 20 - 204.5. <BR> Jan. 13 - 199.6 <BR> Jan. 6 - 205.3 <BR> <BR> Looking at the chart here, I am all over the place. No excuses here. I weighed yesterday and the scale said the same 196.5. I will say I lost 3lbs this week as I am in a blouse I haven't been able to wear since my son's wedding in June. <BR> <BR> Thus starts my commitment to my fellow Sparkers in town. Trust me everyone, I need you more than you know. Thu, 28 Jan 2010 10:58:48 EST A New Team Challange I would like to challenge all of us to lose 10 lbs, by the end of Feb. or as much as we can. The reward will be that what ever we decide as a team. Anyone up for the challenge? <BR> <BR> I for one know if I have a goal to meet, I am more motivated to obtain that which is set before me. <BR> <BR> Glad to have you all in my weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> Let's all try to introduce a new member to the team this week. <BR> <BR> Remember, it is not the number on the scale, it is what is about... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 10:33:27 EST wading through the maze of info on this site Hi everyone! I am so glad I found this site. There is sooo much here and I am trying to make it more useful and less time consuming. Any hints? <em>41</em> Fri, 22 Jan 2010 22:23:23 EST 2010 Dear members, this team is for Lancaster CA. I know I have been MIA, and I hope to change that. Please email me if you have desires or suggestions for the team. Sun, 3 Jan 2010 16:44:24 EST Hi my name is Marie Hello. My name is Marie. I have struggled with weight most of my teen years, for one reason or another. But i really feel like this website is going to do the trick and make it stick. Glad to be here. Fri, 11 Dec 2009 04:43:04 EST How about a walking group, Lancaster? I haven't lived in Lancaster long, but have discovered a huge park, across the street! Its the Lancaster City Park off of 10th West against the 14 freeway. I already have several friends who walk with me already and wanted to propose a weekly walk for those of us trying to get out and exercise! I don't know if it's a good idea, lets here some feedback, but i figure once a week on the weekend: morning time, doggies on leashes (I have a dog), bottles of water and tennis shoes. Any thoughts? Int... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 21:59:16 EST Introducin ...Someone New! Hi Everybody! I was refered to start this up by a friend, and I'm excited! Sometimes I fall off the band wagon from lack of motivation and thought this just might be the thing for me. I've been overweight all my life and truely didn't care to work hard enough to lose it. But thats no more, not only is it unhealthy, but just plan lazy to let my body stay this way. I've actually already changed much of my diet (two weeks without soda! Thats a big deal for me!) and I've exercised more in the las... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 04:28:58 EST New here Hi everyone! I am 30 years old and I need to lose 100lbs. I have fibromyalgia so I am taking it really slow! I am wanting to have a healthy life and to show my 12yr old how to eat healthy. I am looking for any positive feedback,encouragement I can get. I live in Lancaster Ca and I would love to meet up with and work out with someone else that has fibromyalgia. I really need to take it slow so please bare with me. <BR> I am so glad that I made the choice to join spark people to get healthy! <B... Sun, 19 Jul 2009 21:18:31 EST Ready to do this! hi, my name is, cheryl. it's been tough these past few months. getting over cancer brought out a fighting spirit that i want to direct toward health and fitness. of course, my mind tends to play tricks on me and i have my doubts, esp frustration when the scale doesn't move. i purchased a book by lance armstrong, that i hope will change that. being a cancer survivor himself, i think i can relate to him. i'm impressed by what i've seen on this website. i hope to share all my success with... Sat, 18 Jul 2009 12:39:26 EST Lancaster - Antelope Valley - Palmdale Hi All... I am coming on 10 years living in the Antelope Valley... no I still haven't seen an Antelope. Anyway, I love it here. The friends I have met here have been incredible. The restaurants are great. As for my exercises places... I love Eastside Pool and have also been going to Palmdale Marie Kerr Pool. I can't wait for the YMCA to open. Yes, I signed up for that too. Since I have been on Sparkpeople since June 1st, now being able to post my daily exercises (pool) has been great. ... Wed, 15 Jul 2009 01:30:05 EST What can you suggest? Is anyone interested in getting this Lancaster CA team sparking again? Yep, I know, I have been off the team page also. I am still sparking. Let me know if you have any ideas. Tue, 14 Jul 2009 20:50:27 EST Marbleizedskohl Intro Hello! I'm amazed there are so many people from this area on this website, wow! <BR> <BR> I actually live a mile from Quartz Hill High School in Palmdale, but...its close enough I figure. <BR> <BR> I'm a 42 year old mother of two daughters, 16 and 12. I've been sedentary since I quit long distance running due to knee problems about 15 years ago, which was ok because I love to read, and at the time being sedentary didn't seem to matter healthwise. <BR> <BR> I have always eaten whatever I ... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 13:31:08 EST JUNE 27TH GET TOGETHER, PLEASE POST HERE!!! WE ARE PLANNING ON A GET TOGETHER ON THE 27TH OF JUNE. PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG ON THIS INFO. <BR> <BR> DATE: JUNE 27TH <BR> <BR> TIME: 12:00 PM <BR> <BR> LOCATION: LEMON LEAF CAFE, LANCASTER BLVD. <BR> <BR> BRING A FRIEND! <link> </link> Thu, 18 Jun 2009 12:04:11 EST The Girl Is Back In Town! Hey y'all! <BR> <BR> I'm a 23 year old who used to live in the area, and I'm here visiting my parents for the summer, and I've decided that I'm going to get back in shape! <BR> <BR> So here I am! Looking for support and motivation and ready and raring to go! <BR> <BR> WHO'S WITH ME?!?! <BR> <BR> ( I'm a little hyper...shush!) <BR> -Stephanie Thu, 18 Jun 2009 11:55:10 EST hello... Hi All, <BR> I am new to this site... since June 1st. So it has been an eye opener. I am so glad there are people here in the Antelope Valley to chat with. <BR> <BR> I agree they could have moved the site for the Walmart... but I am still glad it is coming so near me. I go to Walmart on Valley Central... but since I am also a caregiver, I can't leave for long periods of time... so this Walmart will be within 2 miles. But again, I agree... they should have moved it to around 70th st. <BR... Sun, 7 Jun 2009 17:57:55 EST General Chat Room How about we start a chat room for the Lancaster Sparkers where everyone can go and talk about anything? It doesn't look like there is a "common room" for lots of conversation so far. Tue, 2 Jun 2009 17:17:55 EST June 25th get together It has been suggested by Spark People that local teams meet on June 25th. If your are interested, let me know. If we get at least 10 people, I will set it up. <BR> <BR> I NEED TO KNOW BY JUNE 9, as my son's wedding is June 13, and I have to get ready for all that goes with that, IE: out of town company that is staying a week after the wedding, as well as the wedding. <BR> <BR> IF WE DON'T HAVE 10 PEOPLE BY THEN, I WON'T BE ABLE TO SET IT UP. <BR> <BR> I could use help also. Email m... Thu, 28 May 2009 11:45:42 EST Newbie Hi!!! My name is Yvette. I'm a mother of a busy 3 yr old boy(you would think I would be skinny from running after him). I'm tired of being unhealthy. I have tried working out and going on diets but I guess I didn't want it bad enough. Well I do now! So I started my first workout today and I been walking on my school breaks (30min brisk walk) for 2 weeks. Anyone with any ideas on how to keep the motivation is great! Sun, 24 May 2009 21:46:00 EST Dog Lovers I am looking for a good place where I can get out and exercise with my dogs. I have 2 female boxers and they can be very naughty when together :) so I do not trust them off leash. Do you have any suggestions? Would you like to join me? Fri, 22 May 2009 19:11:14 EST Tracking and time zones Tonight, Thursday the May 7th, I went to track my dinner, and it posted points for Friday. Does anyone know if there is a way to change it so I can track in my time zone? <BR> <BR> While I am at it, Where would I find how to determine how many calories I need to make up when I have burned calories. I get lost when I even think about it. Why? I don't understand how that works. <BR> Thanks for the help. Fri, 8 May 2009 00:53:14 EST dog rescuing I am involved in local dog rescue. I get emails about twice a week with animals who desperately need homes. I wonder what the rules are about posting such a thing on the lancaster line? Also, they come with photos and descriptions and I'm not sure how to transfer those emails onto our team site.....anyone have any feelings, suggestions, etc., about this? I will be glad to listen. Maybe our team leader can give me some feedback as well. Sat, 2 May 2009 20:59:59 EST WALKING FOR LIFE ..down Lancaster Blvd Disregard Wed, 29 Apr 2009 13:49:57 EST Walking I will begin walking at MKP hopefully MWF just after 7:00 a.m. I will be wearing a ratty pink t-shirt and black fleece jacket, jeans or shorts depending on the weather. Stop by and say hi, or not. I know that if my weight loss is meant to be, it is up to me. Mon, 20 Apr 2009 11:12:17 EST Anyone serious about walking? I myself am looking for a walking buddy. Someone who wants to build walking up from 5,000 step walk to 10,000 step walk. That is roughly 2.something miles to 4.something miles. I would like to do this three times a week. If your not at that stage, I will build with you. Please let me know. Also if your like me, some days I am strong and others not so strong. Encouragement is a must for both parties. I don't care how much you weigh or how much you have to lose. I have about 60lbs to lose.... Wed, 15 Apr 2009 13:23:45 EST looking for a walking buddy I have been trying to lose weight on my own and to tell you the truth I am not doing a very good job. I have a gym membership but I really don't go. I am looking for a walking buddy to keep me motivated to keep going, as I will do the know help each other out with losing the weight. I am a stay at home wife and mom so I have lots of time on my hands. I need to lose about several pounds, I live in the west Lancaster area. Thu, 26 Mar 2009 04:27:50 EST Lancaster Sparks Where are you? I have been checking almost every night to see if anyone has placed a new discussion or topic. I see that there are a lot of us who live here in Lancaster, but no one really comes to this team site. Just wondering if I am the only only one to read the posts. Fri, 13 Mar 2009 04:49:41 EST SNAP FITNESS 30th West and Rancho Vista Blvd I just joined Snap Fitness and would like a workout buddy. Snap Fitness is located in the Von's shopping plaza at 30th street West and Rancho Vista Blvd. I'm 50 years Old and in great health. I want to loose about 10 pounds and get my form back. I'm available just about anytime and day, but would like to try and keep a regular time. I'm thinking at least three or four workouts a week. We can help each other stay motivated.I also like to walk at Marie Kerr park when it's not so windy. I look f... Sun, 8 Mar 2009 18:30:21 EST Looking for a workout partner I work out at 24 hour fitness in Lancaster & West Palmdale. I'm looking for someone to go with me to the gym & to motivate each other. I usually go to an 8am class or use cardio/weights. Or just going for walks in the area. <BR> Let me know if interested. Mon, 9 Feb 2009 14:32:15 EST Getting back on track I am trying to make this a new year and a lifestyle change. I want to enter next New Year still on track and not "starting over"again. I would love to have a "buddy" who would want to help me keep accountable and for me to help along as well :) Thu, 1 Jan 2009 12:25:53 EST Ready to workout? I'm recently new to SparkPeople and was wondering do any of you gather together to workout in the Palmdale/Lancaster area? I heard there's a new Zumba class at the gym and it's great fun, but I haven't tried it yet. Then there's Mall walking we can do, and I'm even up to try roller-blading - or old fashion rollerskating with eight wheels is my favorite :) <BR> <BR> I'm really looking for the support and friendship to lose this excess weight I allowed myself to gain since moving here in ... Mon, 24 Nov 2008 22:13:40 EST 1st time posting, hi everyone! Just wanted to say hi to everyone out there. Thu, 13 Nov 2008 17:13:50 EST Just figuring things our I have been using other parts of Sparkpeople for a while now, but am just figuring the team pages out now. I'm a little slow with all things computer related. I am looking for a sparks goal partner. I want to work on keeping a journal and stretching on a daily basis. These are two things that just get left to the end of the day and never get done. If I am accountable to someone besides myself, I will do them. I would like to be a support to someone else as well, in whatever their goals ... Sun, 9 Nov 2008 10:25:59 EST New to Lancaster Sparks. Hello, I am looking for a diet buddy to chat with or even a walking buddy. I need to lose 102 pounds and I really need a buddy to keep me motivated in my weight loss. Since I am a stay at home wife I have a lot of free time on my hands. I go for walks by my self but I get bored and just go home and sit in front of t.v. and snack. <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Thu, 23 Oct 2008 05:14:49 EST Are you voting? Let's just see how many of us are planning on voting. I know I am Wed, 22 Oct 2008 18:25:31 EST increasing activity Let's see if we can increase the activity on this team! There's plenty going on in Lancaster and if we get bored with that we can always integrate Palmdale and Quartz Hill. As far as Lancaster goes, I saw some posts about the Eastside pool being closed for improvements, How did that turn out? Did they actually improve anything? <BR> We can also talk about things in our personal lives, even if they seem boring to us it may encourage others to post maybe helping us understand we may share som... Mon, 20 Oct 2008 18:46:04 EST new to spark but old to lancaster I have been in Lancaster for 22 years and grew up in Palmdale before that. I am a 47 year old native. I hope to begin here to learn a healthier lifestyle and lose weight at the same time. I need to exercise more and eat less, but it's going to be an adjustment for both. I hope that this team and others will help me with motivation/stamina to continue this program and be successful. I hope to be able to help others also. I hope to be a good cheerleader to anyone who needs it. Sat, 27 Sep 2008 18:29:11 EST Almost 36 years old and need to lose 120+ pounds Hi Lancaster Sparkers! I just joined SparkPeople, so I don't really know my way around the site yet, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it really quick. I would love to have a weight loss buddy to chat with so we can motivate each other! I am a 36-year-old single mother of two daughters. My older daughter is battling obesity herself and my younger daughter would probably be in the same boat if not for the fact that she takes ADHD medication that kills her appetite. All three of us need to... Sun, 21 Sep 2008 20:32:29 EST Looking for a diet buddy. Hello, I have been trying to lose my weight for many years, I do good for a little while then I get bored and start to eat. So here I am again 95 lbs overweight. I have a gym membership but I never go, I am looking for a buddy to keep me inline..LOL. you know what I mean.. to tell to stop eating and get my butt to the gym. Anyway I live in Lancaster I have lived here for almost 3 years now. <BR> I am a 40 year old housewife and I don't work so I have a lot of free time on my hands.. which rig... Sat, 16 Aug 2008 03:29:46 EST Hey everyone. Hi I'm Holly. I'm new to Sparkpeople and just wanted to say hi to everyone. So yeah, I'm always looking for a good workout partner, if your interested message me. Keep up the good work everyone. :) <em>184</em> Thu, 14 Aug 2008 01:09:53 EST I'm new too Just thought I'd introduce myself to the team! I'm a local owner and designer who just had a baby 8 months ago. He was a heavy pounder (10 EVEN; 20 inches), and this pregnancy was QUITE DIFFERENT TO SAY THE LEAST! I was already 20 pounds over weight when I got pregnant this time (this is my second child), and I gained about 70 pounds to add icing on the cake (sweets are not my weakness so it doesn't bother me to use those terms)! My little big boy has now weened himself from nursing ( dur... Mon, 9 Jun 2008 20:20:05 EST Hi Lancaster Sparkers! I'm New! Hello Fellow Lancasterites. . . <BR> My name is Darla and I'm new to Spark People! I'm in the zone, for now! I'm excited about getting the motivation and inspiration from you all to keep me going! I have 60lbs to drop. . . Thu, 5 Jun 2008 11:45:15 EST Trying to lose weight with no galbladder Hi everyone! I am have my galbladder removed today which means I won't be able to excercise and my eating will probably not be ideal since I'm not aloud to eat till after my surgery at 1:30pm...bleh.I've heard it is twice as easy to gain weight without a galbladder and this is all the more reason for me to step up my game and get serious about taking off my 50+pounds. I would like to be able to chase my little girl around without getting exhausted by the time she is walking. She is 2 months n... Fri, 9 May 2008 05:53:27 EST hello everybody:D Hello:). It's nice to be on such a motivating site such as this. My name is Amanda. I am nineteen years old and am in pretty decent shape. I workout as often as I can, but lack a proper diet. I joined this site in hopes of getting my full nutrition needs and possibly losing 10 to 15 pounds by July. I hope we can all help each other reach our goals:D. Sat, 5 Apr 2008 18:59:58 EST Hello 43 year old and have 40lbs to lose. Whew, I need support. I live alone and have no support. Would love to hear from somebody who can give me some tips. Currently at 175lbs and feel miserable. Eat out of boredom, emotional, whatever. <em>40</em> Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:42:51 EST Not diet related but is mommy related please read My baby is on the KIIS my Baby contest for Kiis FM Please show some support for him and vote for him. It will only let you vote 1 under each computer please use as many computers as you can. He is in group 8 and he is contestant 9 please please vote............ <BR> <BR> keyword kiis my baby Wed, 26 Mar 2008 14:45:38 EST I am on a Mission Hi everyone this is my second week being serious. My goal is to loose about 30 pounds. So far so good and it's fantastic to have the support of a local lancaster team. So what's going on? Sun, 9 Mar 2008 01:02:08 EST Hello everyone! Hello Lancaster Sparkers! I just want to say hi and that I am so happy that there is a local team to help me keep motivated. I need to lose about 50 lbs., which is really hard when your favorite food is chocolate chip cookies. I need all of the help I can get! Mon, 28 Jan 2008 19:39:58 EST Hello! Hi, my name is Christina, I'm a 28 year old mother/student working on my Criminal Investigation Degree. I'm athletic and hope to meet other's in my area who are into the same thing's as I am ( Hiking, camping, river rafting, and fitness!) I hope you all are well and I can not wait to meet some new people. Thu, 24 Jan 2008 21:38:14 EST let's celebrate!!! <BR> Since we are so close to the weekend, I think is time to celebrate with a very funny joke a friend sent me, so here it is. <BR> <BR> I can almost feel myself losing forwarding this to you! <BR> You'll understand at the end. <BR> <BR> I've seen two shows lately that went on and on about how mid-life is a great time for women. Just last week Oprah had a whole show on how great menopause will be... Puhleeeeeeeze! I've had a few thoughts of my own and would like to share t... Thu, 24 Jan 2008 18:46:51 EST does winter get you more tired? hi everybody, <BR> its snowing outside. winter time I just want to eat soup and stay in bed. I started working out but when snow starts to fall. I just don't want to do it. I get more tired by just seing the snow fall and I just want to stay in bed. how you guys overcome this? help! Thu, 17 Jan 2008 14:11:29 EST New to Group and need to lose 100lbs. Hi I am a 40 year old stay at home mom and wife and I really need to lose my weight. I live in the Lancaster area and hope to make friends and diet buddies here. I have been this over weight for a very long time and I finally decided that this is the year I will lose this weight once and for all. <BR> I will do this because I need to doit for my health. <BR> Good Luck to us all. <em>9</em> Sat, 12 Jan 2008 02:39:13 EST hello everyone Hi, I've been using for a while but just recently found out there was a lancaster team. hello everyone ! Tue, 8 Jan 2008 16:08:00 EST Where I want to be on March 31, 2008 Currently I weigh 213.2 pounds my goal is to weigh 199.0 by March 31, 2008. This is my mini goal, what is yours? <em>104</em> Mon, 7 Jan 2008 22:40:12 EST Hi future skinny people!! Just wanted to say HEY to all my neighbors out in sparkland. My name is Shannon and I live in Quartz Hill. I have two young sons (6 and 3) and have forgotten to remember myself. I love to cook and eat of course, and therefore I am not new to Spark. It was really cool findng the "Lancaster Sparkers" Team. I hope to be starting 2008 with a postive attitude and smaller appetite!! I wish us all a Happy and Healthy 2008. Come on lets get skinny together!! Mon, 31 Dec 2007 19:14:42 EST New to the Group!! 25 y/o female need to get healthy!!! I'm 5'1 and almost 200lbs and getting married in September.... I am just looking for support and some ideas to try, I am done "dieting" and want to change my lifestyle!! Ready to get started! <em>9</em> Sun, 30 Dec 2007 20:42:48 EST Hi I just started toward a new me <em>30</em> . I do not usually eat this much! There just is not enough time in my day! But, I am going to try-No, I will do it! <em>253</em> Sun, 30 Dec 2007 13:07:04 EST January SparkAmerica Challenge SparkPeople invites us to all participate in the SparkAmerica fitness challenge in 2008. The challenge is to accumulate 1 Billion minutes of exercise over the course of the year. So, think about what you want to do this month, January 2008. Can you reasonably do a couple of hours a week? Share what goal you'd like to set. <BR> <BR> OK--I am going to try to do 3 hours a week. I do 2 pool aerobics classes at Rancho Wellness Center (Ave P & 30th W.) The pool there is kept at about 90 degrees, a... Sun, 30 Dec 2007 11:35:05 EST Hello, Just started Hi everyone, My name is Lynn and I have just started this great plan. I found this because I was actually on the Biggest Loser website. There you have to pay to be a member! $19.95 a month! So people were complaining they could not afford it. Someone suggested this website, so here I am! I live and work here in the Lancaster area. I workout at Monster Fitness in Lancaster. It's a great new gym. If anyone is interested in a membership, you can use my membership number to get started. It's #13... Fri, 28 Dec 2007 00:21:11 EST Hello just started Hi my name is Jan, I live on 10th St W. and Jackman. Any memeber out there want to work out together please let me know. I want to lose 40 lbs. Sun, 16 Dec 2007 20:26:30 EST anytime fitness members? hi, there are you a member of anytime fitness on lancaster blvd and fern. If you are would you like to meet so we can work out together, I confess if I go by myself it's not going to happer for a long time. I am female 40ish and lazy as they come so I need a sparing partner to push my buttons. If you are not a member will you be interested, they have a great special call them up and find out if it works for you and me of course and let me know. Fri, 7 Dec 2007 20:38:35 EST Hello new to the team Hi my name is Dana I just had a beautiful baby boy Sep 27th. He was 9lbs 8oz. During my pregnancy I gained 64 pounds..yikes right! About a month after I had him i dropped 40 pounds without doing anything to get the weight off. But since the end of October I have been at 176 so now I gotta work extra had to get passed my pre pregnancy weight. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone! Fri, 7 Dec 2007 17:32:05 EST hi, I am new at this. does this group ever get together like on weekends to play. if it doesn't can we poll and see what can we play, I can play softball, basketball, football soccer, I want to learn to play tennis, anything to get active, I live in Lancaster downtown, CA and it would be a blast to get active with the team on a sunday morning or afternoon. What do you think??? <em>20</em> Wed, 21 Nov 2007 13:55:40 EST 45 yr. old w/33 lbs to lose Hi - hope you're like me. I'm looking for a similar situation. Mom of 3 boys, 2 in Paraclete. I need to find some people like me who will help me stay positive without giving me "help" by constantly telling me what I'm doing wrong... You know what I mean. I'm very involved with my kids, school, & church. Friends? <em>213</em> Sat, 20 Oct 2007 11:39:59 EST I need help I'm hoping someone can help me out. I have 6 cats and my new next door neighbor complained to the Animal Control. I have until Nov. 11th to find a home for them. I've contact a few rescue places, and they are full...Does anyone in the Antelope Valley need a mousers? My cats are nice, and fixed. I relly don't want them to end up at the Animal Shelter. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Jeanne Fri, 19 Oct 2007 21:54:30 EST Lost I finally lost 1pd., 6oz. Makes my day! <BR> <em>41</em> Wed, 3 Oct 2007 07:12:20 EST The Virtual Model When I first joined Spark People, I saw that lots of people had a virtual model picture of themselves at current weight. I wondered where to get one. Well, I found out-- the site is called My Virtual Model and is used to help you shop for clothes. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Make the model and then save the graphic you create, then you can upload it to SP. With mine I also tweaked it with Photoshop and put my actual head on the model. <BR> <BR> It's really fun. Mon, 1 Oct 2007 09:36:27 EST Hey there. Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself. I live in Palmdale and need to loose about 35 to 40 lbs. Right now I am having a hard time. I am bored and lonely and want chocolate!!! NOW!! So I thought I would try something new and post on here to see if it helped to write it down and talk to people. Thanks. <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Sep 2007 03:22:56 EST Howdy! I'm another newbie! My name is Beth and I live in lovely Antelope Acres. I attend UCLA full time as an undergraduate, so as you may guess I spend a lot of time in the car! I've always struggled with my weight but commuting doesn't help much - neither does my passion for cooking and, of course, eating. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> I used for a long time with really good results but found this site through the StumbleUpon addon for Mozilla Firefox. I'm glad I did! This seems much more com... Wed, 26 Sep 2007 20:59:38 EST New person here needs to lose a lot of weight. Hi Live in Lancaster and I need to lose over 100lbs. I would like to find other ladies in my area to chat with and we can help each other with our weight loss goals. I have been trying to lose my extra weight over the past few years but I just can't do it by my self. Mon, 10 Sep 2007 02:36:51 EST 24 Hour Fitenss I live in Palmdale. If anyone would enjoy going to the gym and excercising with me let me know. It's always fun having a friend to work out with! <BR> Jeanne Fri, 7 Sep 2007 14:11:58 EST Hello I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I am a newbee. I live in Palmdale. I got away from going to the gym, and walking our dogs. I have to get back into the swing of things, and lose 20 pds. So here goes!! <BR> Jeanne Mon, 3 Sep 2007 04:11:29 EST Hi all - New here I am new to the area and new to Sparks. Anyone here a member of 24 hour Fitness? Could definetely use some motivation to go more often. Especially on the weekends. My name is Jackie and I have over 50 lbs to lose. I'm very short and my health is starting to suffer from all the extra weight. I am starting slow and working my way up on the exercise. Would love to start meeting some new people as well as new workout buddies. <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Aug 2007 12:36:46 EST Glad To Be Part Of A Motivating Team! <em>224</em> My name is Antoinette, I have a 13 1/2 year old son and a husband. I began Spark Sunday July 29, 2007 and I have never been happier. I have already received a numerous amount of support. I've made some, I think reasonanble, goals. I weigh 176 and plan, by December this year, to be down to 133. That doesn't sound to bad does it? I believe it can be done. I have done well so far and with the support of great team members I hope to continue doing great. I have been power walking/jogging at least... Sun, 5 Aug 2007 00:12:31 EST Share something here I've already shared my favorite exercise, cycling. I invite you to visit my Spark Page to see what I really look like. This profile picture is a "wish!" I have a goal to try to be able to ride 10 miles by September first. I had ankle ligament surgery in June and I'm just starting to ride again. Thu, 2 Aug 2007 15:53:28 EST Upcoming weekend Hi. Well I have done okay the last couple of days but the weekend is upon us and I have hard time most weekends. After a long work week, it feels good just to relax and that often includes eating out and also drinking wine! Help! Fri, 20 Jul 2007 10:56:59 EST We need an icon! DDavino found a great joshua tree at sunset. I changed my profile to it. What do you think? Do I send it to Sparkpeople to use for our icon? <BR> <BR> Ann Thu, 19 Jul 2007 20:09:35 EST hello! I just started sparkin' today, since my mom and sister both belong and we're all in this together. Mom lives in VA, and Sue in MI, but e-mail keeps us together. <BR> <BR> I did well today; just hoping to maintain it by using the SparkPeople record-keeping tools. I have a 50-lb eventual goal. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Ann and I'm a teacher--back to school in just a few weeks! Wed, 11 Jul 2007 22:19:35 EST