SparkPeople California Inland Empire - The IE Team Team Messageboard A local group for those in or near the SoCal "IE", including cities such as R Cucamonga, Upland, Ontario, Fontana, Claremont, Rialto, San Bernardino, Riverside, Corona, Hemet, name a few. SparkPeople California Inland Empire - The IE Team Team Messageboard Arrowhead Regional 11th annual 5K walk/run event you can sign up here <BR> <BR> there is no cost, March 17 begins at 8:30 <BR> free basic health screenings, numerous booths and some lucky people will get free T-shirts <BR> arrive early enough for good parking and sign in Sat, 10 Mar 2018 14:27:27 EST Introducing Myself Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Wendy. I am in Jurupa Valley and I am trying to participate in some social support here. I have new physical limitations which is very hard to keep motivated on wellness. I was previously very active and now I am restricted in mobility. I have gained weight from this inactivity and now need to concentrate on nutrition with some limited activity and most of all MOTIVATION!!!!! <BR> <BR> How are you all today? <BR> <BR> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:10:09 EST Hello everyone! Hi everyone. My name is Amanda and I have lived in the Inland Empire ever since I was born. It has not been the friendliest place for me, unfortunately. I am sure there are plenty of kind people though and I look forward to supporting you on your road to health! :) <BR> <BR> Have a good day. :) <BR> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 06:14:02 EST What part of the IE are you from? I am from the Lake Elsinore area; but live in the unincorporated county on the backside of the lake. Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:25:15 EST ARMC 9th Annual 5k Walk/Run & Fitness Expo Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is located at 400 North Pepper Avenue, Colton, CA 92324 <BR> The date for this event is Saturday, March 28th. It is a FREE event. <BR> Check-in time is at 7-8:15 am <BR> Warm-up is at 8 am <BR> Race starts at 8:30 am <BR> <BR> This event is an outreach effort designed to raise interest in regular exercise and healthy eating to help combat rising obesity and diabetes rates, the goal is to encourage individuals of all ages to improve the quality of... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 10:06:15 EST Any indoor rock climbers here? I'm looking for a partner in the Claremont / Upland / Montclair area. There's an indoor climbing gym in the area, Hanger 18, that I'm dying to go to. <BR> I'd consider myself a beginner, but with some experience. A handful of years ago, I was climbing 3x/week, and hopefully, it'll be a bit like riding a bike. :) <BR> <BR> Anyone interested? <BR> Courtney Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:39:14 EST Hiking/Walking Anyone up to hiking/walking? I live in the Murrieta area. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:40:09 EST Hiking recommen dations? Can anyone suggest some good places to hike in the area? I'm open to all suggestions, but here are my ideal trails: <BR> - Overall, a moderate incline <BR> - Dogs allowed <BR> - Decent scenery <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! <BR> Courtney Thu, 3 Apr 2014 01:42:48 EST Anyone in Claremont? Hi Folks, <BR> <BR> I'm a grad student living in Claremont and would love a cardio workout buddy. I'd like to start walking / jogging more, and maybe do some relatively short hikes in the area. I'm starting from scratch, so I'm not exactly a speed demon or looking to climb a mountain just yet. I also have a membership at LA Fitness, but would prefer to be outside when possible. <BR> <BR> Please reply here or message me if you're interested. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Courtney Tue, 1 Apr 2014 20:47:20 EST Looking for a walking partner I live in the French valley area of Winchester ca, I would like to go early early in the am, before work, probably around 5ish, anyone interested? Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:06:15 EST ARMC 8th Annual 5k Walk/Run & Fitness Expo The date for this event is Saturday, March 8th. It is a FREE event. <BR> Check-in time is at 7-8:15 am <BR> Warm-up is at 8 am <BR> Race starts at 8:30 am <BR> <BR> I have participated in this event for the last four years and it a great family event with plenty of booths to visit and great healthy food at the end of the race. Last year I met up with my SparkFriend DARINGR8LY, BUTEAFULL, and DGRIFFITH5. I would love to meet other fellow SparkFriends who are local. <BR> <BR> If you are inte... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 07:49:56 EST Looking for a workout partner in Ontario or close I am looking for a workout buddy who lives near Ontario. I am gonna start going to a bootcamp in chino hills if you are interested in joining me for that its only $2 per time you go or we can go walking or something. Send me a message. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:22:11 EST Heart Walk 5k Sept 20- Riverside 2014 Hey I was wondering if anyone was planning on walking in this years American Heart Walk on Sept 20 in Riverside? Tue, 3 Sep 2013 11:43:38 EST Color Vibe Fun Run/Walk Did anyone else notice they are coming to the IE? It is a 5K. Lake Elsinore on October 26, and Riverside on November 9. I am hoping to do one of these. Looks like fun! If you don't feel like doing the walk/run they are also looking for volunteers... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 02:58:10 EST Moving to Orangecrest, Riverside by month end! Hello all, seasoned Spark Vet moving to sunny Southern California by the end of the month needs to make contacts to stay on my spark course during a coast to coast move! Looking forward to getting to know everyone. Sun, 4 Aug 2013 07:52:53 EST Workout partner wanted I workout at LA Fitness and would like someone to workout with who is committed. I am available weekdays. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:50:54 EST Sorry I didn't know my post about hospice volunteering would stick out like a sore thumb LOL. <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <em>2</em> Thu, 9 May 2013 16:55:39 EST LAKE ELSINORE, MURRIETA, WILDOMAR..... Hi, <BR> I live in Lake Elsinore. Looking for an accountablity partner. <BR> <BR> Any Takers? <BR> <BR> G Wed, 1 May 2013 10:54:59 EST Redlands Bowl Just looking at the 2013 schedule, and so excited that the musical this year is going to be Sound of Music. Woo Hoo! Can't wait for those wonderful summer evenings at the bowl... <BR> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 02:40:00 EST Workout partner needed I'm looking for a workout partner. I live in San Bernardino & am a member of LA fitness, I use the Fontana, Highland and SB locations. I also like to hike. I am available during the daytime, prefer to workout in the a.m. Sat, 2 Mar 2013 13:08:19 EST ARMC 7th Annual 5k Walk/Run & Fitness Expo The date for this event is Saturday, March 9th. It is a FREE event. <BR> Check-in time is at 7-8:15 am <BR> Warm-up is at 8 am <BR> Race starts at 8:30 am <BR> <BR> I have participated in this event for the last three years and it a great family event with plenty of booths to visit and great healthy food at the end of the race. Last year I met up with my SparkFriend DARINGR8LY. I would love to meet other fellow SparkFriends who are local. <BR> If you are interested, here is the link for the... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:35:05 EST Looking for workout partner I am ready to make changes to include losing over 80 pounds and joining a gym. I have a flexible schedule and plan to join either 24 hour or LA fitness. I will go to either the Fontana or Ontario location (depending on which one I join) and I need someone that also ready with similar goals. Anyone interested? Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:23:46 EST Goals for 2013? Just wondering what everyone's health goals are for 2013? <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> I want to finish my weight loss goal this year, while maintaining the new health habits I have been acquiring along the way. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 01:31:58 EST Running group? Hi everyone! Is anyone interested in starting up a running group of all levels? We could alternate weekly runs on Saturday mornings and afternoon weekday runs based on where everyone lives/works. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:05:20 EST Turkey Trot? Is anyone doing a turkey trot 5K walk? I am looking for one that is actually not on Thanksgiving. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 22:08:39 EST MK5K Fun Run/Walk in Ventura Is anyone going to walk or run the MK5K fun run/walk in Ventura on Nov. 10th? I am thinking about it. Here is the facebook link. <BR> They are raising money for women's cancer research, and domestic violence help/ awareness. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 00:39:40 EST Introduction: Hello! <BR> <BR> My name is Bethany. I'm 32 and I live in Upland. I'm returning to Spark. I'm at 230 lbs and I'm trying to get down to a healthier weight before trying to have a baby. So, I'm going all out. <BR> <BR> Activities I like: Walks, cycling, hiking, swimming, skiing, zumba. (24 hour fitness membership) <BR> <BR> If you have a similar interest and need a workout buddy, let me know! <BR> <BR> :) <BR> Bethany Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:28:00 EST Page of the Month Well, it is only 9 days into the month and I am just now getting the Page of the Month up-lol!! I'm not a perfect leader, but I'm willing to keep trying if you'll bear with me. :) <BR> <BR> So, let's cut to the chase. The IE Team page of the month is........4EVERADONEGIRL. To be up front 4EVER is my sister, but nepotism aside, I TRULY believe she is an inspirational sparkie and that her page deserves some recognition. So, everyone, head over, give her a high five and I'm trolling pages now l... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 14:10:55 EST Introducing Bree Hello everyone Bree here, <BR> <BR> I currently live in San Bernardino and I attend CSUSB. I am a 25 year old mother of two wonderful boys. My main goal is to loose 60 pounds. I have a membership to Planet Fitness and I plan on going to work out and get serious about getting healthier and dropping some weight. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all <em>30</em> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 00:13:52 EST Oh Nooooo! Just got the headline from the local patch news, "Hot, Hot, Hot Weather to Return." It's supposed to be back in the mid hundreds this weekend, and the high 90's next week...sigh. I am so ready for cool weather, I've really enjoyed walking my dog in the morning the past few days. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:45:25 EST Tennis Anyone on here in the San Bernardino or surrounding areas that plays tennis? Looking for more hitting partners for exercise! <BR> Email me at <BR> Sandy Tue, 25 Sep 2012 03:04:03 EST Fall challenges? Now that the calendar has officially heralded the arrival of fall (even though Summer apparently refuses to go) does anyone have any fall challenges or goals they are looking at setting? What is driving you through to the holiday season? Anyone up for a team challenge? Any ideas? Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:51:31 EST Where is Everyone? I recently joined this SparkTeam and liked the posts I saw, but it seems like it's a bit like a ghost town here, lol. I guess this incessant heat is doing us all in. I am looking forward to the cooler weather. My weather app keeps forecasting temps in the 80's about 10 days out, but we never seem to get there... I am starting to feel like the proverbial donkey chasing the carrot dangling in front of it's nose. <BR> Well, hope someone else pops in for a visit! Despite the heat I sure do love ... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 21:53:24 EST Hello to everyone! Hey, just thought I would drop in and say hi! I am Becky, I joined Sparkpeople about 2 weeks ago. I was happy to see an IE group, but wasn't sure how active it was... I would love to have some friends that live in the same area (so when I say I didn't walk til 10 p.m. cause of the heat they would understand, lol.) I live in the Lakeland Village area. We moved here 5 years ago from Fallbrook. I love living in this part of the valley. Well, that's about all for now, looking forward to getting t... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 21:08:17 EST This is Christie in Rancho Cucamonga... Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Christie (username: derf4me). I've been off SP for a long while...too long. Not doing great weight-wise, but I'm glad to be back. It's never too late to try again, right? <BR> <BR> I live in the middle of Rancho Cucamonga...have a membership to LA Fitness...really want to get serious about meeting others in my city and helping one another. (Would like to keep it to females, since I'm a married woman.) <BR> <BR> Quick side note - funny enough, I'm the o... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 20:37:56 EST IE Get together? Any IE sparkers want to get together for a healthy dinner/walk sometime in July? Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:21:49 EST Derby Girls? Anyone up for taking a Roller Derby class in Yucaipa? Let's represent spark! Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:08:30 EST Sparkpeople Metabolism Mistakes... <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=476 </link> <BR> <BR> This is a great article! I found that I am making a few of these mistakes!!! If you have seen a good article or heard some good advice lately, please share with the class! LOL <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful and healthy weekend! <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Heidi Sat, 2 Jun 2012 14:48:14 EST Positive thoughts and actions! Being positive is not just about posting something positive to your social media site. It is being positive in everything you do. The way you treat your spouse, friends, animals and people you meet every day. Yes, even to the officer that just pulled you over for a ticket because you were singing at the top of your lungs and driving a bit too fast. <BR> <BR> Being positive is counting your blessings and being thankful for all the things that you do have in your life. Learning to appreciate ... Wed, 9 May 2012 11:15:24 EST From Huffington Post: Women Exercise Less Than Men Women exercise less than men -- and that could have consequences for their physical and mental health alike. <BR> <BR> On average, men are nearly twice as active as women -- getting at least 30 minutes of daily exercise, according to a recent study published in the journal Preventive Medicine. That's particularly bad news for women, the researchers say, because their comparative inactivity puts them at greater risk for metabolic syndrome, a descriptor for a cluster of related conditions such... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:15:52 EST Anyone in the Winchester area still here? It seems this used to be a active team but not so much lately. I am trying to find people local to go on walks with. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:55:43 EST ANYONE WANT GO HIKING! This weekend I know will not be good. Hopefully there will be lots of rain since we need some so badly. I met with another member and went hiking this last Tuesday. It was great. But if more of you would like to go lets pick a day. We could always do Claremont Wilderness trail just don't want to do this trail on the weekend. But it is a good place to meet as its very public trail. meaning its a very, very busy trail especially on the weekend. But with so many people around it is a safe meetin... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 16:53:31 EST ANYONE WANT TO GO HIKING WITH ME I know here on Sparkpeople its a long shot to ask this. I could just go to and ask. But I feel were all in the same boat here on Sparkpeople. Were all trying in some way to get healthier and in better shape. So would rather be with like minded people that use Sparkpeople for thier diets. We could hike some place around the bottom of Mt. Baldy since this is close to where I live. It would be nice to have consistency in this with others. Let me know if you can and what works for you... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:50:03 EST 21 Day Challenge!!! Let's focus on getting fit this year and sweeping away our old bad habits! <BR> <BR> They say it takes 21 days to create new habits. <BR> <BR> Let's pick a new habit and do it for 21 days. Are you in? <BR> <BR> Write and let us know what you are changing for 2012! <BR> <BR> Heidi <BR> <em>306</em> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:27:54 EST Hello from Southern California Hello fellow Sparks! I just found The Spark book and began reading it three days ago. Amazingly, I have been visualizing my optimum weight (160 lbs) and "stumbled" upon this book and community! I truly believe that there aren't any coincidences! <BR> <BR> One of the worst things I have done to myself is to have an ongoing "beat up Barbara" dialogue that I am consciously deciding not to participate in anylonger! Spark People is an incredibly positive community of folks like myself who h... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:23:23 EST JOBS - QUESTION Why looking for a part-time job this season. I noticed that everywhere I applied asked me personal questions about if I had received any government assistance like housing, food stamps, etc. I was wondering why they asked these questions? Is it because if they hire someone that has had assistance now or in the past they get a tax right off on these individuals. I was wondering if it causes me not to get a job, because I have not been on any government assistance. I also applied late so I kn... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 15:02:44 EST Holiday Healthy Choices.. Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> The holidays are coming up and most people can have trouble sticking with a healthy diet. Perhaps some of these suggestions will help make this season a little easier for you: First thing that I do is bring something healthy that I love to family and friends gatherings. I love veggies and fruit, most other people do to. When they have the appetizers out, take a plate with healthy choices and a tiny bit of dip and WALK AWAY from the food. Go sit down in a soft sofa, ... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 11:23:59 EST Rainy days.... Hello Team, <BR> <BR> I know the rain can be frustrating when you want to exercise! Here's a new way to think about rain. It is cleansing and creates new life. Those of us that live in the mountains love the rain especially during "fire" season. <BR> <BR> This is a chance to try something new! Get out those old Richard Simmons videos or your Dancing with the Stars DVD's. Stop into a yoga class, just to try it. Go to the local mall and take a brisk walk around it. <BR> <BR> Remember to mov... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 10:25:34 EST Off Topic: want to help soldiers? There's a competition going on with some deployed Army companies; they are working to get the most Facebook "likes" for their page by midnight tonight..whichever group does that will get passes for some of their unit to take a visit home soon. <BR> <BR> If you want to help, please "like" this Facebook page, and share with others to do the same! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR><BR>mpany-Comanches-2-27-IN-BN-Wolfhounds/<BR>107926009249154 Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:03:15 EST turning point. my name is charity. i just moved here (rancho cucamonga) from savannah georgia. the move was part of turning my life upside down. they say if you want to get something you have never had, do something you have never done., i did. i packed up my car and drove coast to coast 2800+miles later here i am. i joined SP in april but stopped and reverted to my old habits, towards the end of july i made a decision to get a hold of my life and get control of my weight. august 1st came and i just up... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:52:11 EST Zumba Fundraiser in Redlands - Sat. July 30 I don't know why I didn't think to post this sooner. My old boot camp/Zumba instructor (who actually brought Zumba to the Inland Empire a few years back) moved away but still comes back to the area every few months to do various fundraisers. <BR> <BR> This weekend she'll be at Brookside Park in Redlands along with other local instructors for one of her famous Zumbathons to benefit Music Changing Lives. <BR> <BR> These events are tons of fun - live music, raffles, etc. It goes from 9:30 - ... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 18:25:33 EST Summertime Fun! This a great time to get out and do some fun new activities! Wash the car, go for an early morning walk before it gets hot. Take the dog for a walk. Go to the beach and walk along the shore. Ride a bike or roller skate, just get out and move!!! <BR> <BR> Summer is also a wonderful time to try new fruits and vegetables. There are some wonderful recipes on Sparkpeople for grilling food. Make up your own marinade for some grilled chicken. Smoothies made at home are a nice cool treat for the en... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 00:03:49 EST Run Through the Pines 2011 - Medals For All!!! The Run Through the Pines race is back with chip timing and medals for all registered particpants. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Find out more here: <link><BR>32nd-annual-run-through-the-pines-2011<BR>?cmp=10-1 </link> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 11:34:26 EST Guns N Hoses 1/2 Marathon & 5K, Ontario Is anybody else going to be doing this event on Sun. June 5th? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ns-n-hoses-half-marathon-2011-aj006?lt<BR>cmp=141770&ltclickid=05_68058179_62d7a<BR>b64-545e-44bc-9a30-3c2973045bf7&1=runn<BR>ing&2=ontario-ca&3=guns-n-hoses-half-m<BR>arathon-2011-jd810&cmp=10-2 </link> Wed, 18 May 2011 12:49:31 EST Guns & Hoses 5k & 1/2 Marathon 6/5 Guns & Hoses 1/2 Marathon and 5k Sunday June 5th in the CIty of Ontario. <BR> <BR> For more information visit: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion=com_content&view=article&id=13&Ite<BR>mid=20 </link> Wed, 18 May 2011 12:48:20 EST TEEN DRIVER GETTING PERMIT Just curious of the steps. He made the appointment for testing already. Did your kid take a class first to get the permit and witch class is good. Any of the online classes etc. Just let me know what you know. <em>304</em> <em>105</em> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 13:10:57 EST I will not feel guilty about my weight! I had an epiphany today! On March 15th, I was incorrectly diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. This is an incurable and nasty disease. It is not your usual arthritis. This is the one that cripples you, increases your risk of heart attack by 70% and can damage your lungs. The meds they give are the same as chemo medication with all it's side effects. You need to have your liver tested every 6 weeks. <BR> <BR> I made the choice to stop all my meds and eat an organic and holistic diet. No beef,... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 19:23:08 EST Run through Redlands, anyone? The annual Run through Redlands (5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon) will take place April 10! Last day for early registration is April 4. Anyone planning to do this one? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of running the 5K (my first!) <BR> <BR> -Kathleen Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:40:55 EST Sunday morning Mt. Rubidoux walk I love the Mt. Rubidoux walk but have a hard time with commitments. I think I will be taking the longer walk up and the shorter walk back starting perhaps 3/13 and starting at 6 am or so. I have osteoarthritis so running is out of the question, and I'll also be walking either one or 2 dogs. Please send me a sparkmail if this sounds at all appealing to anyone :-} <BR> <BR> Trish <em>15</em> Sun, 6 Mar 2011 18:31:07 EST Everyday is a choice! Every morning when you wake up, you make choices for the day and for your life. Sometimes, you choose to do nothing...this is still a choice! When we lay in bed for those few moments before our day starts, our mind wanders. Make your choices when your eyes are still closed and you are wrapped in those warm covers in your little secluded world. Picture how you want your day to proceed. Picture positive images, picture yourself happy and beautiful inside and out. Picture a blue sky with big flu... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:29:43 EST Introduction - Hello everyone! Hi! My name is Kathleen, I've been playing around on Spark for over a year now but haven't really participated in the message boards so far. I'm 25 and currently living in Redlands, CA. <BR> <BR> I started losing weight when I was 20 years old and 242 pounds. I just woke up one morning and, on a whim, decided to see if I could handle a vegetarian diet. This led me to an ever-increasing awareness of my body's needs and abilities... I learned to cook and enjoy it, started working out and d... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 15:46:44 EST Los Angeles Fight for Air Climb I'm really excited to participate in this event which has you climbing the 2nd largest building in LA to raise funds for healthy air initiatives on April 30th. I am really looking forward to this challenge, and would like to create a team to participate, but need to see if there is interest first. <BR> <BR> It is 1377 steps - 63 floors! But they say if you can walk a 5K you can complete this. Please let me know if you might be interested. <BR> <BR> Here is more info: <BR> <BR> <link>ww... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 19:42:40 EST March 6th 5k in murrieta Is anyone doing the 5k in Murrieta at the new Loma Linda hospital? Mon, 24 Jan 2011 19:53:48 EST Registration Open for FREE 5k Event in Colton You can start registering for the 5K Walk/Run event in Colton. <BR> <BR> Here's the website. Please copy and paste this into your browser. <BR> <BR><BR>un/register.aspx Fri, 21 Jan 2011 22:54:18 EST Lovin' this weather These past few days have been beautiful. Went to the beach on Saturday and fully enjoyed myself. <BR> <BR> But on the down side I hope it does not stay this hot if it does this will be a very long summer. Mon, 17 Jan 2011 15:57:14 EST "Run for Russ" 5k Run and Community Walk 2/5/11 Russ Miller Memorial 5K Run and Community Wall <BR> Saturday February 5, 2011 in Chino. <BR> $20.00 before January 30. (includes t-shirt and pancake breakfast. <BR> $25.00 after January 30. Group Rates available too. <BR> Registration: 6:45 am - 7:45 am <BR> Starting Time: 8:00 am <BR> Pancake Breakfast: 9:00 am <BR> FOR MORE INFO GO TO Sun, 16 Jan 2011 21:58:22 EST Hemet/San Jacinto Events (4/16 and 5/14) Recently discovered two events coming to Hemet in the next several months. <BR> <BR> First...Valley Wide Bunny Hop-on April 16th. Cost $10. This is a 5K run OR walk. Free t-shirt to first 75 registrants. <BR> <BR> Second...Jurassic Classic Mud Run-May 14th...That's right, Hemet is hosting its very own Mud Run. 5K distance held at Diamond Valley Lake Community Park. Cost $35. According to Valley Wide Recreation registration info will be available on their website next week (I wasn't given ... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 01:07:44 EST Where do you work out? I have a membership to 24 hour fitness. I use the Chino and Chino Hills ones the most. I would love to use the new Ultra one in Ontario but that would double my membership fee. Fri, 7 Jan 2011 17:12:44 EST FREE 5K Run/Walk Walk or Run for Better Health 5K Walk/run <BR> Saturday, March 12, 2011 <BR> <BR> Arrowhead Medical Center, Colton <BR> <BR> Tue, 4 Jan 2011 18:10:50 EST January 2011 Monthly Challenge Please copy and paste the tracker into a new message and edit the top section with your personal information. Every week please return to your original post and edit with your weekly results. <BR> <BR> Good Luck Everyone. Lets kick butt this year! <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> Starting weight(1/1/11): <BR> Challenge weight-loss goal: <BR> Long-term weight-loss goal: <BR> <BR> Monthly goals: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> Weekly Weigh-In(Mondays): <BR> Week 1 (1/10): <BR> Week 2 (1/17): <BR> Wee... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 13:44:11 EST Staying on track for the holidays What are you doing to stay on track during the holidays? Fri, 24 Dec 2010 16:37:40 EST Riverside downtown Christmas light walk this is a free event open to everyone, Saturday Dec. 18 starts at 4:30 (so bring a flashlight) at Community Hospital located at 44445 Magnolia Ave Riverside <BR> the walk will be along decorated historic residential streets, it will showcase the spectacular displays at the Mission Inn, you walk at your own pace. <BR> for further info contact Sue Obradovitz (951) 735-0457 Thu, 16 Dec 2010 13:01:32 EST Ontario Mills 5K/10K - January 22 Have you been thinking of doing a 5K or pushing yourself for 10K? Here is your chance - <BR> <BR> Ontario Mills 5K/10K put on by a Former Pro-Football Player benefiting children's sports programs <BR> <BR> Date: January 22, 2011 <BR> Cost: Only $25 through January 14 <BR> Location: Ontario Mills Mall, Right off the 10 & 15 freeways <BR> <BR> I did the 5K two years ago and it was pretty nice. Very small at the time, but hopefully the attendance has grown a bit. You loop around Ontario M... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 11:01:12 EST New to the IE and "new" to SP Hi everyone, I'm Josie, I'm 29, I recently moved to Ontario from northern california. I've been a member of SP for a while but have just recently started becoming active in the community again. I'm looking to get back on track with my weight loss, I lost about 30 pounds a few years back and gained it all back. More recently I lost about 15 pounds and gained it all back. I'm ready to get off of this yo-yo and ready to change my life once and for all. Since I'm new to the area I'm always on th... Fri, 26 Nov 2010 01:12:05 EST Lighting the Way 10K - 5K - 1K Run (11/21) Lighting the Way 10K-5K-1K Run <BR> Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 8:00 AM <BR> <BR> Address: <BR> University of Redlands <BR> 1200 E Colton Ave., Redlands, CA. 92374 <BR> <BR> Schedule of Events <BR> Race Day Registration: 6:30 AM to 8:30AM <BR> 5K Starts at 8 AM <BR> 10K Starts at 8:30AM <BR> 1K Starts at 9:30 AM <BR> <BR> Fees: <BR> Adult 5K/10K Early Registration - $25. <BR> Price increases to $30 on 10/21/10. <BR> Same Day Registration is $35 (cash only). <BR> Kids 1K Fun Run - $... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:32:48 EST Loma Linda Holiday Classic 5k/15k (12/5) Loma Linda Holiday Classic 5k/15k <BR> Sunday, December 05, 2010 @ 7:00 AM <BR> <BR> 7:00 AM: 5K run/walk & 15K run/walk <BR> 7:15 AM: Elves Trot 1/4 mile(for children ages 3 through 6 years) <BR> <BR> Address: <BR> Loma Linda Civic Center <BR> 25541 Barton Road <BR> <BR> Fees: <BR> $40 for 5K,15K through Nov 5, $45 afterwards; Elves Trot $5 or $10 after Nov 5 <BR> <BR> Online Registration Closing Date: <BR> Monday, November 29, 2010 @ 11:59 PM <BR> <BR> Free pancake breakfast for all ... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:15:31 EST Temecula Turkey Trot 5K & 10K (11/27) I will be completing this race and I hope to see some of you there. Please let me know if you plan on participating and we can meet up prior to the race. <BR> <BR> The Temecula Turkey Trot 5K & 10K Saturday November 27, 2010 <BR> 10K start is 8:30am <BR> 5K start is 8:45am <BR> <BR> New for 2010: Chip Timing for all runners and walkers. <BR> <BR> Day of race registration and check in opens at 7:30am. <BR> <BR> Packet pick-up will be Saturday November 20, 2010 from 1pm - 4pm at: <BR> <BR>... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 17:49:10 EST Mission Inn Run Fun Committee Hi Team, <BR> <BR> Excitement is starting to mount for the upcoming Mission Inn Run Event in November. What makes it so exciting is that it has something for everyone! There are runs of various distances for adults and children, and even a 5K walk. The event includes a health and fitness expo and prize giveaways. Many members of our team are planning to participate. How about you? <BR> <BR> For those planning on going it would be great if each of us could do something to make this a great d... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 15:47:02 EST UPLAND, CLAREMONT, POMONA, MONTCLAIR & SURROUNDING My daughters Color Guard team is having a car wash tomorrow to raise funds. If interested email me here on spark and I will email you back and let you know more. Five dollars a car. I will be there if you would like to meet me at around 9:45 am. The car wash is from 8 to 12 Saturday Oct. 9th. Fri, 8 Oct 2010 13:05:36 EST Believe Walk This Sunday In yesterdays newspaper, I saw that there is a Believe Walk this Sunday in downtown Redlands. I was wondering if anyone from our team was planning to be there. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 8:30 a.m. <BR> <BR> For more information: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 17:39:27 EST Lake Norconian 5K Anyone planning on this one? I entered because it's in my backyard and I've always been curious about the old Norconian Hotel. :-) <BR> <BR> I would love to connect with anyone else else doing this event! Fri, 1 Oct 2010 01:25:15 EST MT. BALDY ANYONE Anyone want to go hiking with me this Friday at 8:30 am up Ice House canyon, Mt. Baldy to the saddle. They classify this as a moderate hike. But I know from experience that it is strenuous for a lot of people. So you should be able to hike some and not your first time out. The hike itself run along water at first and is pretty shaded. So even in the heat its cooler up there. Then once you get to the saddle it can be cool. So you should bring a jacket, good pair of shoes to hike in, lots and ... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 12:01:20 EST HIKING ANYONE It could be a meetup for us. It would depend on everyones fitness level where we would hike. I hike with groups through But it would be fun to hike with others through Sparkpeople. Anyone hike through Fri, 27 Aug 2010 16:20:56 EST Eastvale 5k/10k Is anyone doing the eastvale 5k. I'm going to sign up. This will be my first actual race. Should be fun! <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:32:44 EST Event Ideas? Our team has many great ideas. Share them here. Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:12:02 EST Another idea for a meet-up Hey ya'll! <BR> <BR> Sunday I went to Laser Island in Upland for the first time. I had forgotten how much fun it was to play laser tag. I was moving the whole time and sweating my tail off...yet it was easy enough that even my broken down body could do it. It would be really fun for a team meet-up sometime. It was $14 for 3 hours, but my friends and I couldn't last past 2 hours. We were exhausted. <BR> <BR> Just an idea. Anyone been laser tagging before? <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> C... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 00:42:57 EST SUMMER We have been lucky most of this summer. Now the heat is setting in and I don't like it. If I don't get out early in the morning for exercise then I might not go. I sure don't feel like it. Most of my exercise is riding a bike, hiking or jogging. How about you? Sun, 22 Aug 2010 13:01:41 EST Gladiator Mud Run - Lake Elsinore - Sat., Sept. 25 Hey team! Today I ran a 5k mud run at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. It was so much fun! The obstacles could have been more challenging, but running almost 4 nmiles covered in mud was just awesome, no matter how you slice it! <BR> <BR> I have signed up for the 5k mud run at the Elsinore Storm Stadium on Saturday, September 25. I don't know if any of you would be interested, but I'd love it if we got a few people together to make a showing of our SP connection! <BR> <BR> I signed up as an indivi... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 22:00:06 EST HAVE YOU HUDDLED WITH YOUR TEAM? huddle with the team and earn team points Thu, 19 Aug 2010 01:31:27 EST South Corona I just wanted to drop a note to introduce myself to the team. I've been on SP since Jan. 2009 but didn't find you guys until today. <BR> <BR> Glad to be here and like that you plan events to do together. I sometimes feel a little disconnect, even though sometimes I like the anonymity, of being friends with people in SP who are nowhere close to me. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to adding fitness minutes and positivity to this group! Wed, 18 Aug 2010 12:02:50 EST Mission Inn Run 2010 Date: <BR> Saturday, November 13, 2010 (Expo kick-off) <BR> Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 7:00 AM local time (RACE DAY) <BR> <BR> Address: <BR> Downtown Riverside - corner of Market Street and 6th Street <BR> 3696 Main Street <BR> <BR> Fees: <BR> Early Bird: 1/2 Marathon$40.00; 5K/10K $30.00 1K & 1/2K Kids' Runs $15.00 <BR> <BR> Brief Description: <BR> Join us for the 33rd Annual Mission Inn Run ... a Signature Event in Riverside and an Inland Empire Tradition! The 5K, 10K and Half Marathon ... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 10:27:35 EST Anyone in Rancho Cucamonga or Corona area? Hi my name is Violet & I live in the Corona area but i go to the 24 hour fitness in Rancho. Anyone go there? Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:49:14 EST August 14, 2010 IE Meet-Up RECAP You can view a few of the blogs where members of the team recount how our first meet-up went. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=35<BR>37124 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=35<BR>37250 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=35<BR>37553 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>... Sun, 15 Aug 2010 10:31:37 EST Mission Inn I would like to enter as a team <BR> under the name "Sparks People" <BR> date:Sunday 11/14 <BR> time:7:30 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 14 Aug 2010 20:27:08 EST Anyone interested in the Mission Inn Run? Mission Inn in Riverside has an annual run. You can do 5k, 10k and a half mile. <BR> <BR> After seeing the response for the Crestline run, I was wondering who would be interested in this one? I believe the website address is <BR> <BR> I'd love to meet other Sparkpeople! Sun, 8 Aug 2010 21:23:16 EST I am new! Anyone from Chino/Chino Hills area? Helllllo everyone! I am new to this group and a 3rd time sparker (trying again!). Is anyone in this group from Chino/Chino Hills area? I am looking for a running buddy! :) Thu, 5 Aug 2010 12:20:00 EST August 14, 2010 RSVP Link Please view the details about our Summer Meet-up on the sticky thread in this forum. <BR> <BR> Click here to RSVP for the event. Please respond whether or not you planning on attending. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 3 Aug 2010 15:50:43 EST August 14, 2010 Menu Information If you are interested in getting information about the menu options for our event let me know and I will send it to you via spark mail. Tue, 3 Aug 2010 14:20:57 EST August 14, 2010- IE Meet-Up Event Details WHEN: August 14, 2010 <BR> <BR> WHERE?: Crestline, California – Lake Gregory <BR> <BR> Event #1 <BR> 31st Annual Run Through the Pines (Walk OR Run) <BR> Lake Gregory Elementary School Staging Area (Registration for Race) <BR> 24740 San Moritz Way <BR> **DO NOT USE MAPQUEST FOR DIRECTIONS** See directions below! <BR> <BR> Event #2 <BR> Billy Bears Restaurant – Meet and Greet <BR> 23943 Lake Drive <BR> Crestline, CA 92325 <BR> (909) 338-1660 <BR> Only four (4) minutes away from the race sit... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 00:45:22 EST Team L:eader <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>104</em> Happy Birthday <em>104</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <link><BR>EISE </link> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <B... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 01:54:57 EST WOULD YOU COME TO A MALL FOR A SPARK WALK? I'm willing to organize a Mall Walk if the IE team would like to converge on a mall. I will coordinate with the mall managers, get a check in place, maybe some PR with local newspapers & TV, and we could all have a blast meeting and maybe signing up some new folks to SP...but, I would like to know who would be willing to come? <BR> <BR> Let me know if you would come, and let me know if you would like to help in any way. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Marina Sun, 18 Jul 2010 10:19:36 EST SAVE THE DATE – AUGUST 14, 2010 IE TEAM MEETUP Two Part Event <BR> <BR> EVENT #1 <BR> Participate with team members and friends in the 5/10K race or walk. <BR> <BR> Please use the following information to register for the walk/run on August 14, 2010: <BR> <BR> 31st Annual Run Through the Pines (or walk) <BR> Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 8:00 AM local time <BR> Around Lake Gregory in Crestline <BR> 24740 San Moritz Way Crestline, CA <BR> Here’s the link to register: <link><BR>31st-annual-run-throu... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 15:53:26 EST Meet up Idea for dog owners I belong to a meet up group for small dogs called Charmin Canines. We meet up in Riverside and sometimes in Corona. I would love to meet up with Sparkpeople and their dogs. Lorraine <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Jul 2010 13:33:06 EST Anyone in the Rancho Cucamonga area Hi there... <BR> <BR> looking for a workout partner I am a member of Bally's in RC. A partner for hikes, jogs or simply walks would be nice. Recently moved to IE. <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Jul 2010 15:11:44 EST Ideas for a Meetup in Summer 2010 I have ran across several different sparkesters who live somewhere in the inland empire who want to get together this summer. We just need someone to organize it. Or at the very least can we identify different local events happening this summer where we as a group can meet? A run/walk event or some health expo? Just an idea otherwise the IE is so spread out I think it may be almost impossible to find the perfect place. What do you think? Thu, 24 Jun 2010 10:38:57 EST SP buddy! Location: Rancho Cucamonga <BR> Type: currently walking mostly, but workin out too <BR> Availability: afternoon or evening <BR> Experience: just beginning again, on my way to advanced! <BR> Would love to have a workout buddy or friends to hang out!!! Thu, 8 Apr 2010 16:33:35 EST FUN AND GAMES what number did you spin today let's start our own daily spark point spin thread Sun, 4 Apr 2010 12:04:36 EST WALK OR RUN TO BETTER HEALTH 5K I ran across the Walk or Run for Better Health 5K Community Walk/Run in the Paper today, and thought I should let you all know about it. <BR> <BR> Cost: It's free!!!!!! <BR> Date: Saturday, March 13 <BR> Time: Registration begins @ 7AM (although you can pre-register on the site right now). <BR> Location: Arrowhead Regional Medical Center <BR> <BR> If you plan to attend, respond to this thread & maybe we can meet up <em>182</em> <BR> <BR> Links: <BR> <link>www.arrowheadmedcenter.o... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 16:01:09 EST hi! just joined:) anybody from coachelly valley? (palm springs, cathedral city, palm desert...) Fri, 22 Jan 2010 09:43:25 EST Fitness 19 anyone? Hey Yall! Im a rialto native and just joined Fitness 19 in upland. If you want to work out together, let me know! Im really excited to get the weight off and never had a workout buddy before! So check out my page and let me know!! <em>247</em> Mon, 30 Nov 2009 00:58:00 EST New to SP - New to Hemet Hey all you fabulous people in the Inland Empire! My name's Eileen, I'm 42 (almost) and looking to lose about 40 lbs and be the healthiest I've ever been. I go to LA Fitness in Hemet but I'm struggling to get the weight off (I guess that giant piece of carrot cake I had today didn't help any!) We can do this! Sat, 21 Nov 2009 01:22:16 EST Hello To You Hi I'm Karina from Rialto Ca and i just wanted to say hi since i am new to this team... I am trying to find a workout buddy in the area. If you think that's you then please let me know. Take care and good luck to everyone. <BR> <BR> -Karina Sat, 12 Sep 2009 20:02:56 EST Helllooooo Hey my fellow team mates!! I just wanted to introduce myself Im 23(24 on the 13th yeah) I have lost a lot of important ppl in my life due to heart attacks, most in which were short in height and severely overweight such as myself which really made me want to get my weight in order!! I have 70lbs to shake off & I am ready to do all I can! Im very open to any advice and words of wisdom so please feel free :) Tue, 8 Sep 2009 20:54:42 EST FLYS It seems in the last couple of days I have been invaded by flies. Anyone else having this problem this year. I can't stand them. I bought a fly swatter, becuase I couldn't find my old. Thier were to many flies for one fly swatter. So then I started spraying bug spray around the windows and got that sticky tape to get rid of them yesterday. Came home today and I had a ton of flies at my kitchen window. So I trapped them in and sprayed the screen on the other side with bug spray. They all died.... Wed, 5 Aug 2009 17:59:45 EST Winchester, Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee anyone?? That is where I call home, Winchester to be exact. Anyone close by? Fri, 10 Jul 2009 03:03:14 EST Chance to meet up with other E.I. Sparks Hi, I walk on Nature path on the side of Little Mountain in San Bernardino. I would love to meet up with other Sparkpeople members. I attended the Spark your Life convention in May and Spark Guy challenged the spark teams to become active and organize get together. I was also invited to the Spark rally L.A in June. I was interviewed by Entertainment Tonight about how has contributed to my success in losing 140 pounds in one year. At the spark rally, Spark Guy listened as we sh... Tue, 7 Jul 2009 11:52:02 EST LA Fitness in Upland??? Anyone go to the LA Fitness in Upland? I need to get my butt back in the gym... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 20:05:33 EST BANKS I use to have a Washington Mutual account, but now it has become Chase. I am very displeased with Chase bank. Never had problems with Washington Mutual. But I am finding that Chase doesn't post right away any transaction. Even when I put checks in the deposit box they are slow on putting them in. Washington Mutual use to put them in that day. Even my husbands check witch is direct deposit doesn't get into the account like it use too. I have had a couple of insufficient funds witch they have c... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 16:32:33 EST Any mountain people.... Hi, <BR> <BR> I just joined the group. I live in Crestline, near Lake Arrowhead. I used to live in Norco from 1976 to 2004. I plan to be successful! <BR> <BR> Heidi Thu, 4 Jun 2009 14:20:41 EST Claremont Mom Hello! <BR> I am from Claremont and I am looking for a walking partner in there area. Let me know if ou are one of them. Thu, 28 May 2009 10:21:26 EST Walking/work out group in Riverside Area Hi everyone. A couple of my friends and I are going to walk up Mt. Robidioux on June 5th 6:30. It's a great walk and I'm hoping I am not huffing and puffing like I was last time I tried. We also do a walk up Canyon Crest Drive 6:30 every Tue and Thur. We are having a tone up your arm at the new park in Canyon Crest on Chicago Wed. 5/20 at 6:30. You can find all of our work out schedules at <BR> weight-loss-and-support-group/ <BR> <BR> It's all free... Fri, 15 May 2009 14:59:20 EST Running in the AM Just thought I would tell anyone interested that I run in the mornings in East Redlands/Mentone area. You have to be prepared to go EARLY...usually around 5:30m but it's a safe area and I bring my dog (not that he'd be much help:) ). Usually run about 2 to 2.5 miles 5 days a week. Mon, 4 May 2009 19:33:08 EST Losin it in Redlands Hi all. I think my 30th birthday did a number on my psyche because ever since then I've been determined to change some things in my life. Starting with my weight. And thank GOD I found this has been nothing but helpful. Now, I run 5 days a week before work and just recently added an evening workout...but the biggest difference is my eating habits. That's what I needed to change the most and it's finally working. Yippee!! Tue, 28 Apr 2009 00:53:47 EST Happy in Hemet Hi! I am Heather and I am new to this team. I have lived in Hemet for 29 years. I have a husband and 3 darling children and I have to keep this short because it is almost time to go to Youth Baseball. Glad to be a part of this team :). Sat, 25 Apr 2009 17:07:25 EST Close to home Hello everyone I found this team from my new SP friend home page. I am happy for finding a team close to home. I don't know if you guys get together to do outdoor activities, but if you do let me know. Well I hope everyone is enjoying the Socal sunny weather. We skip Spring, that's California. Well take care talk to you soon. Tue, 21 Apr 2009 15:38:34 EST Favorite Post-Workout Snack? I read that it's best to eat within the first 90 minutes following your workout...replenishing effects. So, what's your favorite post-workout snack? Mine are Chilled sliced oranges!!! <BR> <em>474</em> Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:47:39 EST ALLALLIED HEALTH, EVEREST COLLEGE, UNITED ED Any of these schools any good? Haven't gone out to see anything. I was just checking on the internet right now. I want to go back to school, but I don't want to waste my money or my time. Fri, 10 Apr 2009 12:57:38 EST Hike Mt.Rubidoux If anyone is interested hiking Mt.Rubidoux in the late afternoons please let me know! <em>30</em> Wed, 25 Mar 2009 17:56:09 EST Arrowhead 5K run/walk Hello everybody, <BR> If anyone is interested, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton is sponsoring a 5k run/walk on Saturday, March 14th. IT'S FREE!!!! <BR> <BR> Here's the website <BR> <BR><BR>unfin.aspx Thu, 5 Mar 2009 14:46:27 EST hi im new to this team I live in Redlands and hope to find a workout partner :) Fri, 20 Feb 2009 15:15:52 EST LA FITNESS in FONTANA. ...daily workout anyone???? I joined la fitness in fontana and I am looking for a workout buddy that is willing to workout with me 3 or more days per week. I want to try and at least go the gym everyday for a few months for cardio and strength training..... <BR> <BR> I can be reached at and on yahoo messenger using id - teresa_messi Mon, 9 Feb 2009 20:50:57 EST Bruin Walk/Run 5K A friend at UCLA sent me this link about a 5K to support the UCLA children's hospital. It's only $20 if you pre-register and $15 if you register with a team. Anyone interested in forming a team/carpooling out there? <BR> <BR><BR>.htm?event_id=1647438&assetId=f6ba8e15<BR>-7d25-4696-ad66-1567221b1f1f Thu, 8 Jan 2009 20:00:00 EST Let's energize the IE Team in 2009! I have been thinking about this SparkTeam and the lack of myself included. Let's brainstorm some ways to get this team "re-sparked" in 2009...Feel free to be brutally honest. Sat, 3 Jan 2009 19:57:38 EST Hello from Pomona! Hi there! I'm a 25-year old newlywed in Pomona, and before I moved here with my new husband I lived in Glendora for 10 years. Next March, April and May my husband and I will be looking for a house in the area. I've been looking for a local Sparkteam for a good long time! <BR> Tue, 16 Dec 2008 18:47:04 EST Hellooooo from Riverside!! Hi everyone. Just ran across this website and wanted to pop in and say hi to my neighbors. My name is Reenie and I am proud to say I have lost 70 pounds in 28 weeks. I am 12 pounds from goal. Never in a million years did I think this was possible. I have gotten off of all my diabetes medication and have normal blood sugars now. I feel energized and most of all, feel very happy when people I haven't seen for a long time notice my loss. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you ... Mon, 1 Dec 2008 10:44:37 EST new to Upland I just started school at claremont graduate in the fall and am new to the inland empire. I can't get used to how hot it is here, and I've used that as my number one excuse not to exercise. <BR> I just re-activated my sparkpeople account (the first time I gave up after 2 days) because I am determined not to let graduate school make me heavier than I already am! <BR> I'm excited about a little local support, and if anyone in the Upland/Claremont area is looking for a biking or walking buddy I w... Sun, 19 Oct 2008 04:28:32 EST 24 hour fitness in Ontario or Rancho or Chino I am looking for someone to work out with at least 2-3 days a week if you attend any of these gyms please let me know when you are there maybe we can meet <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks Tue, 16 Sep 2008 19:48:21 EST Please Take my SparkPeople T-Shirt Hi fellow IE SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> I've been away from SP since I met my goal weight in January. I've maintained my weight and size since then, but I feel like my eating habits have gotten a bit out of whack over the summer, what with the weather too hot to cook and barbecues and vacation. So first off I'm back at SP to check how balanced my diet is and, if it's off, get back on track. <BR> <BR> But my second reason is something I meant to do in January: give away my Spark People T-shirt.... Mon, 15 Sep 2008 17:11:29 EST hi hi my name is Nancy i live in the high desert hesperia and im looking for a sparks buddy i have been on sparks since may but all ive been doing is gaining i started with binge eating disorder since febuary and have gained 34 pounds since i need help i hate that i was 118 and now im 152 or moe i wont gat on the scale anymore Wed, 10 Sep 2008 00:10:11 EST Let's Get Together! Hi all, wondering if anyone was game for a team get together. Thought we could go for a walk up Euclid Ave in Upland. There are two of us right now who are going to meet on Saturday evening (Aug. 23) at 6:00 on Euclid and Foothill Blvd. We will meet right behing the statue and walk up as far as we can and then back down. No sure about miles, best guess is about 8-9. I should take about 2 hrs. We could make this something we do every Saturday. We could also change the place if anyone has a... Wed, 20 Aug 2008 10:10:42 EST Balley's - Montclair If anyone in this group belongs to Balley's Montclair, I just joined yesterday. I was able to convince my sister to join also but her schedule is much different then mine and that won't be easy to meet up. If there is anyone out there that would love to meet there I would love to see if we can find a time to get together and work it off. <BR> <BR> Nann Sun, 17 Aug 2008 10:14:41 EST Another callout for LA Fitness members in the area I realize that there are new members since the last time I asked... <BR> <BR> I would love to go to water aerobics, but I need some accountability. Is there anyone here in the Fontana/Rialto/Rancho area who is an LA Fitness member? There is a brand new club they just built right Citrus/Sierra and the 210. <BR> <BR> Anyone up for it, please let me know. <BR> Mon, 4 Aug 2008 02:58:17 EST I'm back - PART 2 So, I'm back. A quick history to catch you up if you don't know me yet. <BR> <BR> I have always struggled with my weight. In spring of 2005, I decided it was time to get serious. I made gradual lifestyle changes and became a fitness monster. I went from 245 to 205. <BR> <BR> In October of 2005, my body fell apart. At first I thought it was rheumatoid arthritis, but then other symptoms arose. It is actually mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). Basically, my immune system attacks... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 02:31:18 EST I'm back - PART 1 OK...August is as good a time as any. I think I'm ready to resume my weight loss journey. Hopefully, I will also be able to work on getting our group and dialogue more active. <BR> <BR> What is in my mind right now? Here's a quick brain dump. <BR> <BR> 1. I want to try again to reschedule our get-together. My home is big enough, and I think it would be valuable to meet face to face. Online is a little to anonymous to help me with any sort of accountability (but that's just me). <BR>... Sun, 3 Aug 2008 04:21:04 EST Going back to work: any advice?? I have been a stay at home mom, working part time from home, for the last 6+ years. I am heading back out into the workforce on Monday and am feeling a bit overwhelmed. Any advice on how to balance work/family/exercise/healthy eating? I have been getting up at 5:15am for the last two weeks so I can get in my exercise. I feel good with that, although without working I am falling asleep by 9pm so imagine what it will be like the first few weeks of work! I guess I am just looking to see wha... Sat, 2 Aug 2008 12:03:56 EST METRO LINK IS NOT WORTH IT They give me no reason to ride the metro link. Tomorrow my son and I were going to take the metro and then the subway to Giffth Obserbatory. I went down to check it out to make sure about everything. I was really surprised at how much it was going to cost me to do a round trip. It was going to cost us twenty dollars each. That is forty of my dollars for the both of us. If that is the way it is going to be don't take anymore tax money for it. I can fill up my little Nissan versa to the top for... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 17:59:40 EST EARTHQUAKE IN CHINO HILLS 5.4 FELT IT...I LIVE 1 MILE FROM LOS SERRANOS CC IN CHINO HILLS. WE ARE OK. JUST SHAKEN UP AND THE KIDS ARE OK. PANIC THEN WENT OUTSIDE. WE HAD A BROKEN LIGHT AND THINGS JUST FELL. Tue, 29 Jul 2008 18:59:45 EST Re-Introduceing myself again Well I haven't been on this group page since October and thought I would pop back to say Hi. <BR> <BR> I am Nannette in Montclair and getting back with Spark People ...I joined Weight Watchers and some of the people on my message boards have moved over to Spark People and thought I would come back here. <BR> <BR> Since the last time I was with you all I have lost over 50 pounds. It has led to an improvement in my health. After a major operation last June I was able to get back on my f... Sun, 27 Jul 2008 12:04:11 EST Where are we all from? I'm returning to SP after a long absence. I'm starting fresh and thinking that a more active role in the message boards and spark teams might help me in this journey. <BR> <BR> I'm Sara from Corona. <em>213</em> Fri, 11 Jul 2008 00:23:14 EST Want to start an exercise team Hi, I'm back and I thought It would be great to start a group to exercise together. I live in Upland and have been thinking of walking up Euclid to the top. If others are interested, we can meet 2-3 times a week. I will probably have to do my walk in the evening. Let me know if anyone is interested. Sat, 5 Jul 2008 13:22:51 EST Want to join a local running & walking club? I saw this ad in the Sunday paper! <BR> The Lopers Club- prepare for the 2009 Los Angeles Marathon or train for a healthy and active Lifestyle. <link> </link> . I looked it up and it sounded really neat, there are two programs to serve you: 1. Train for the 2009 Los Angeles Marathon 2.Train to raise your level of Health & Fitness (from beginners to experienced runners). They meet every Sunday at 6:30 am in Loma Linda and Riverside. Check out there website for more in... Wed, 2 Jul 2008 09:31:45 EST Heatwave!!! So how are all of you surviving this heat? I feel like I am trapped in my house because the idea of venturing out into the heat is just too daunting. Anyone have any suggestions of "cool" places to go with the family to beat the heat? Fri, 20 Jun 2008 19:32:32 EST CALIFORNIA'S A BORRING TEAM - LETS GO HIKING Anyone into hiking? Lets start a group. I really need to get out of the house and have some real adventure. What about you? I know its kind of nerve racking to meet new people especially over the internet. But lets meet up a couple of times to get to know each other. We could meet at the Mont clair Plaza and get a drink and chat. Do you want to? We could meet tomorrow if you all like. We will not hike tomorrow we will just get to know each other. Fri, 13 Jun 2008 20:59:13 EST NURSING SCHOOL I want to go back to school to be a Registered Nurse. I have contiplated it a for a while. Finance has always held me back. I am afraid of a large bill looming over my head. It really scares me to the point of not even trying. But now hopefully I can get around that thought. What I need to know is what school to go to. Any of you have any in mind for nursing. I want to go to one that will give me a quality education not one that is just looking for my money. I want to feel confident walking o... Tue, 6 May 2008 11:27:51 EST Looking for a Buddy in Ontario I am looking for someone to work out with, and be held accountable for my actions, I have a hard time with sticking with losing weight. Mon, 28 Apr 2008 16:25:42 EST New from Temecmula Hi, I'm Debbie. I live in Temecula with my husband and two kids. My daughter is turning 2 next month and my son is 3. I work in San Diego full time. My husband has been a SAHD for the last 3+ years while he's been furloughed from his job as a pilot. But he's going back in June for the first time in 5 years. That's going to be a big change now that we have kids. <BR> <BR> I've been doing well with my diet and exercise and I'm currently down 43 lbs from my high of 225. I want to lose an... Sat, 26 Apr 2008 10:25:09 EST Nice to find some Local Friends Hi, I'm Melanie and I really want to get healthy and fit so I can run with my girls and Hubby, also I just want to feel better all around. I look forward to going through this journey with you all! <BR> Mon, 14 Apr 2008 19:58:50 EST I'm A Newbie! Hey All! I am a 27 year old newbie. I just moved to Upland last summer when I bought my first house (yay!). I finally feel like my life is settling down, I have a job I love and a home that's all mine (and the bank's). I finally have the Master's degree I was working for so hard, and now it's time to focus on my body as well as my brain, so I joined SparkPeople. I am still figuring out where everything is and how to use it, but so far I love what I have seen and now just have to figure out ho... Wed, 9 Apr 2008 16:53:48 EST SEXUAL PREDATORS You should take a look on the internet to see who is in your neighborhood. You will be surprised at how many are close enough to your house. I did the other day. I had no one next door, but they do live in my town and I live in a town of professionals. So you would be surprised who is living so close. Make yourself aware especially if you have kids please. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Mar 2008 20:13:25 EST T-Mobile reception This may be an odd topic here, but I could think of no better place to get feedback on this since everyone here resides in the IE! :) <BR> <BR> I've been cellphone shopping & am thinking about T-Mobile "pay as you go" plan but have heard various complaints regarding T-Mobile reception. <BR> <BR> Does any of you have T-Mobile & how is the reception in the Inland Empire & surrounding areas? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for any feedback! :) Wed, 26 Mar 2008 11:48:41 EST QOTW- Keeping Your Family Healthy 1. Do you help your family stay healthy? <BR> 2. What steps do you take to make your family eat healthy? <BR> 3. What are family's favorite healthy foods? <BR> 4. How do you encourage them to drink water? Mon, 24 Mar 2008 12:28:10 EST Team Leadership Hey everyone! I have been extremely inactive on the site. I don't want to hinder our progress or growth, so I'd like to open it up to anyone who wishes to co-lead the group with me. Let me know via email if you are interested in doing that. Fri, 21 Mar 2008 01:50:34 EST Hello form Moreno Valley I just wanted to introduce myself and say hi. I reside in Moreno Valley. I have been a SP member since Jan. 2008. I love SP and all that it stands for and glad I can find locals who are on this journey with me. Thu, 13 Mar 2008 18:28:45 EST HELP A GIRL SCOUT TROOP GO TO SAN FRANCISCO Come to DINNERS DIVINE at 7305 Day Creek Blvd. Suite 103, Rancho Cucamonga Saturday March 8th between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.. Be sure to tell them you are supporting Girl Scout Troop 261 and we will get 15% of the proceeds. <BR> <BR> Dinners Divine is for those who would like a high-quality, healthy meal for the family, but just don't have the time and energy for the planning, shopping, chopping, slicing, dicing and clean-up. Their entrées are designed to be frozen, so you can cook as you... Fri, 7 Mar 2008 17:46:04 EST New week and month:) Well Well Team this is a whole new week and month so we can kick some major cheeseie but... <BR> <em>112</em> No NO No Mon, 3 Mar 2008 22:56:52 EST GIRL SCOUTS and DINNERS DIVINE Help are Troop 261 go to San Francisco for are Bridging Ceremony and give your self a break from cooking! <BR> <BR> Go to Dinners Divine 7305 Day Creek Blvd. Suite 103, Rancho Cucamonga on March 8th, 2008 From 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. <BR> <BR> Be sure to tell them you are supporting Girl Scout Troop 261, so that 15% of the proceeds go to the Girl Scouts. <BR> <BR> Dinners Divine is for those who would like a high-quality, healthy meal for the family, but just don't have the time and energ... Sun, 24 Feb 2008 16:46:49 EST Hello From SB Hello, Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just found out about this team. If you are from San Bernardino and you are CSUSB Alumni, you can use the brand new gym and the prices are very reasonable. They even have personal trainers that are not expensive. Fri, 22 Feb 2008 19:01:13 EST MOVIES Of these three movies witch is the best - THERE WILL BE BLOOD, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, MICHAEL CLAYTON. Going to the movies tomorrow and I need to decide witch one to see. Sun, 10 Feb 2008 19:31:16 EST New from Corona! Hey all, I was just wondering how well this site has done for everyone. I have tried a few other sites and they didnt help all that much... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 23:39:45 EST I'm new from Fontana/ Southridge Hi,I live in Fontana,going on 2years,lived in San bernardino for the past 11years before that. I am a mother of four high spirited kids,3 boys 1 girl, not in that order. I attend The Rock Church& World Outreach Center.That is where I get spiritually feed. I have always been pulled to fitness. Just learning in the last 2 years to eat more healthy. I've been looking for women who live close to me so we could possibly walk together or at least motivate one another on good and especially bad days... Sun, 3 Feb 2008 18:58:07 EST Checking in from Rancho Cucamonga I just came across this team have been looking for Sparkers in the IE since I joined earlier this month. Just wanted to stop by introduce myself see what some exercise programs were and what works for you. Please feel free to stop by my page. Thu, 31 Jan 2008 16:32:41 EST GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALES My daughter is a Girl Scout and this is cookie season. I am in charge of the cookies for are troop. We are selling the cookies at are local grocery store. But I need to know what would be the best time to sale cookies. What day of the week and time do you think we would be able to sell the most. We need a lot of cookies sold, because we are flying to San Francisco for are bridging ceremony. So anyone have any good ideas for me. Thu, 31 Jan 2008 12:19:54 EST Hello IE I am new (Ontario) I started this week. Doing well so far. I would appreciate any advice or words of encouragement. Sat, 26 Jan 2008 18:28:05 EST Hello I am new! My name is Cindy. I am a married mom to 3 great boys (8,7 & 3) and I also work fulltime outside the home. My family is all about camping and playing in the dirt. I am looking to make some new freinds that I can share support with as we reach our goals. Mine is to lose 25 lbs beofre I go to Havasu at the end of May! Thu, 24 Jan 2008 17:25:13 EST Weigh ~in day OOH SCARY.......NOT....I CAME IN 8 LBS LIGHTER SINCE I STARTED THAT MAKES ME SUPER HAPPY. SO I GUESS WHAT I AM DOING IS WORKING YIPPY...GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL I WILL HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY <em>9</em> Thu, 24 Jan 2008 11:52:22 EST GOOD EVENING I MADE IT THROUGH THE DAY <BR> AS YOU ALL DID I HOPE <BR> WITH HARD WORK AND DISCIPLINE :) <BR> GEESE I SURE WAS COLD HERE IN YUCAIPA TODAY, BURR! TOMORROW IS MY WEIGH IN DAY SOOOOO WE WILL SEE WHAT PROGRESS I HAVE THIS WEEK <BR> LET YOU ALL KNOW TOMORROW GOOD NIGHT!!! Wed, 23 Jan 2008 21:56:57 EST OMG IT RAINED TODAY HA HA! MUCH NEEDED RAIN HERE. I LOVE THOSE RAINY DAYS WHEN THE SUN POPS OUT AND MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER. IT'S GREAT. WELL U ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY. AND DO YOUR CARDIO AND EAT WELL HEHE! BYE BYE!! Tue, 22 Jan 2008 16:24:15 EST HELLO TO U ALL HI MY NAME IS JENNIFER AND I LIVE I YUCAIPA, CA. AND IT IS NICE TO SEE SOME LOCALS HERE ON THE WEB SITE. I AM NEW TO THE GROUP AND I HAVE ONLY BEEN A MEMBER FOR 1.5 WEEK(S) AND I SEEM TO REALLY ENJOY THIS WEB SITE, IT IS SUPER!! :) <BR> WELL U ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND AND GOD BLESS. <em>47</em> Sat, 19 Jan 2008 13:26:21 EST All right, I'm back I haven't posted in a while, I have fallen and been dragged by the wagon. But now it has stopped and let me back on, so hopefully I can post more and keep up with everybody. Hope everybody is doing well in there lives and goals. <BR> Tiffani Thu, 17 Jan 2008 20:42:32 EST San Bernardino Hey well its nice to see that there is a group for the inland empire. Im new to this site but have joined because my best friend told me about it and im hoping to get all the sapport i can in here... Hope to get 2 know everybody!!! Mon, 7 Jan 2008 01:25:50 EST HEY!!! Hi everyone!!! I am new to SP and have LOVED what Ive seen so far!!! I live in San Bernardino and thought it would be neat to find peps around me!!!! I have a big challege ahead of me and think it will be alot easier to handle if i have support that understands my battle!!! <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from everyone!! <BR> <BR> Thanx Sat, 5 Jan 2008 03:23:48 EST Upland is on the board! :D Well, Upland may already be on the board... I don't know :) Anyway, found this invite in my SparkMail box, I've been AWOL for a few months but I'm back now with renewed energy and I am very excited to find fellow IE SparkPeople! :) <BR> <BR> I just joined 24 hr fitness and am stopping there today to make an appointment with a personal trainer, I got 5 session for Christmas ... (What a gift! yay! :)) I'm starting back on SparkPeople & Calorie counting on Monday. (Sunday night, all Xmas left... Thu, 3 Jan 2008 18:45:03 EST I hit my goal weight!!!! Ok, I figured out how to update my "weight ticker" so now it shows my current weight which is my goal weight!! Sorry I need to brag a little I think my husband's getting tired of hearing about it. <BR> <BR> I ususally don't post very often, but i'm going to try & do it more often. It really does help to keep me motivated to read everyones updates & I want to help out too. <BR> <BR> It's taken me several years but I started @ 200lbs & now weigh 125lbs & trust me if I can do it anyone can... Thu, 3 Jan 2008 12:53:49 EST Honesty time... OK,'s honesty time. I have gained a ton of weight. OK, well, not literally a ton...but a lot. Since September, I have been on prednisone, a drug that causes weight gain as one of its common side effects. Despite my efforts to eat healthy and diet while on this medication, my weight has skyrocketed. <BR> <BR> I just want to come clean. My before and after pics are now completely obsolete, and the state of my body is incredibly depressing. <BR> <BR> I have to do something n... Thu, 3 Jan 2008 03:31:34 EST Losing it in Rancho Cucamonga! Hello everyone! My name is Lacey and I live in Rancho Cucamonga. I am 23 and just recently engaged, which was the big push for me towards weight loss. I have about 30 pounds to lose, so here I am, ready to go! Hope everyone is having a geat week... Wed, 2 Jan 2008 15:05:46 EST I'm in Ontario!! Hey everyone! I just joined and I live in Ontario (on the border of Ontario, Chino & Montclair) I'm looking for an exercising buddy!!! Sat, 8 Dec 2007 09:44:26 EST PRICE IS RIGHT DEC 3, 2007 MY FRIEND HALICK WILL BE ON THE PRICE IS RIGHT TOMORROW MORNING. SHE WORKS AT CURVES AND SHE WINS LOTS OF LOOT. CHECK IT OUT IF ABLE. SHE IS SOOO DESERVING AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HER REACTIONS TO IT ALL. TAPING WAS ON NOV. 8TH. <BR> Sun, 2 Dec 2007 22:04:32 EST CHRISTMAS STOCKING STUFFERS I was wondering if anyone had some cheap stocking stuffer ideas? My girl is almost 11 years old and my boy is 13 years old. <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Dec 2007 12:34:24 EST CLEANERS OF ALL TYPES Again I thought I start a new thread about cleaning all kinds of things. If you have any great ideas post it here. Have you ever watched that show on BBC with the two ladies going to houses that are completly a mess. They usually have good ideas. The cleaning ideas can be from cleaning you car to cleaning your house, anything. Fri, 30 Nov 2007 11:31:27 EST BARGIN SHOPPERS Just thought I would start a thread about bargins we find so that we can tell each other. It can be grocery bargins to Christmas bargins. I don't know any right now, but thought it would be a good thread. Fri, 30 Nov 2007 11:28:51 EST BEAUTIFUL RAIN Just loving it and I hope it rains all day. I kind of got mad this morning when the lady on channel 4 said unfortunitly its going to be raining. I thought are you crazy or something. Why are you saying unfortunetly when we need it so bad and it is only raining once in a blue moom. Fri, 30 Nov 2007 11:27:20 EST Chatting Just Because Today is Thur. and thought we needed a chat topic just beacuse...I am back since the passing of my mom and it feels ok so far. I also am member at Curves and I finally went back on Tue. Going to get back on track with my goals and healthy eating habits. Heading out to Curves and having lunch w/ some gals from Curves to celebrate a birthday. I already know I am going to have the Blue Cheese Chicken Walnut salad at Mimis. Wish me luck in the month of Nov. <em>30</em> Thu, 15 Nov 2007 09:14:11 EST Gained a pound :-( Well, I gained a pound this week! Sucks... <BR> <BR> I was going to say it was a terrible week, but that would be "all or nothing" thinking. I had a few bad days, lots of people over this week, ate out of my plan several days, and didn't do much exercise. I also didn't post much, didn't participate in the 1-day challenges like I have in the past, etc, etc. <BR> <BR> Now for the good: <BR> <BR> I was very aware of what I was eating. I ate healthy breakfasts almost every day. I only ove... Tue, 13 Nov 2007 13:29:19 EST Logging on from Riverside Good morning Team! I'm not new to SparkPeople but I'm looking to get my grove back. It's been a while since I've spent any real time Sparking and it's great to know that there's a local team where I can get motivated and motivate others to continue this healthy road to success. Fri, 2 Nov 2007 14:44:07 EST Lost another 3 pounds!!! Hey guys...just wanted to give you the good news. My hard work this week paid off. I lost another 3 pounds. I am so glad that I am in the "momentum" stage. I need the encouragement. Next week, I will be happy to lose 1-2 more pounds, but another 3 would be an awesome week. <BR> <BR> How are all of you doing as you fight the battles? I want to hear about your struggles and successes. <BR> <BR> Here's to healthy eating and exercise. <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Christie Tue, 30 Oct 2007 23:22:04 EST Hi! I'm from Winchester Hi Everyone, <BR> I live in Winchester which is near Temecula. I'm 37 years old and a mom with three children ranging from 18 to 2. Just wanted to introduce myself. <BR> Tammy Tue, 30 Oct 2007 16:51:09 EST Hi from Norco! Hi! My name is Chrissie and I live in Norco. I joined Sparkpeople so I can learn how to eat properly and meet new people. I am very happy to have found a local group. Tue, 30 Oct 2007 12:26:51 EST Joining In From Loma Linda I have been absent for a few months, but I really want to get motivated again. I've never had much success dieting alone. I need to be held accountable. I was doing good for a while because my sister and I were doing it together. Then she got pregnant and quit, and I guess I kind of quit shortly after. My dieting philosophy is "Everything in moderation." I want a plan that I can actually live with without feeling deprived all the time. Tue, 30 Oct 2007 11:51:43 EST Checking in from Moreno Valley Hi everyone!! I'm new to this team and just wanted to say hi. My name is Krista and I'm 23 yrs old. I've been married 5 years and have four children, ages 4,3, 22 months and 11 months. Nice to meet all of you. :) Tue, 30 Oct 2007 11:31:13 EST Hi from Riverside Just wanted to say hi! New to Spark and the team. I'm Sarah and trying to get myself back on the wagon. Lost about 20 lbs prior to my wedding in March, but have gained it back and then some. :( I go to the gym regularly but been in a slump, so I am hoping to get some motivation back. Ideally, I would love to lose 70 lbs overall. Thu, 25 Oct 2007 01:31:51 EST The Very First IE Team Get-Together!!! HELLO, <BR> <BR> THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. I wanted to try to squeeze this in before the holidays, so we would have the extra support, but I think it was just too little notice for people. I will try to reschedule it within the next few months. Thanks for your understanding. <BR> <BR> Warm regards, <BR> <BR> Christie Costello <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>*** <BR> <BR>'s finally going to happen! We are going to get this team together. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 25 Oct 2007 01:01:05 EST Nintendo Wii Does anyone out there have a Wii? My husband and I got one last week, and we are having so much fun with it. As a matter of fact, the reason I am hurting so much today is because yesterday I did the boxing game for 30 minutes! I was sweating like a pig. It was great cardio!!! <BR> <BR> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, for those of you who want some variety in your workout...or you just want to add an activity to your life that doesn't involve sitting your rear end on the sofa...pick one ... Tue, 23 Oct 2007 13:53:26 EST Lost 4 pounds Howdy everyone! Well, last Wednesday, I officially began again...only this time, I'm trying something new. I'm doing the actual SparkPeople eating plan each day. I have done it for one week now, plus I exercised every day but one day off. I am so proud of myself. I am back in the saddle. <BR> <BR> This morning was my official weigh-in day. I lost 4 pounds!!! I know that it is always more the first week back, but I am still excited. I have done nothing but watch the scale go up for th... Tue, 23 Oct 2007 13:44:49 EST Challenge for November November is quickly approaching, as are all the holidays that bring us "cheer" (hopefully) and lots of temptation (unfortunately). <BR> <BR> Do any of you have any great ideas for a challenge we can do during November? Or...we can just make a run for it and go for November and December. <BR> <BR> What are you up for? Post your ideas, and I will decide on a final challenge by Oct 31. <BR> <BR> I hope you are all doing well. <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Christie Tue, 23 Oct 2007 00:15:25 EST NEED SUPPORT... MY MOM MAY UNDERGO SURGERY! Hi All, <BR> <BR> Well... I am asking all of you to pray for my mom(Toni). She had a small heart attack Fri. and her symptoms were: arm pain (sore like she worked out too hard) and shortness of breath. We didn't find out until Sat. afternoon (based on tests)that she had a heart attack. She has a history of congestive heart failure. She will be undergoing an angiogram Tue. (not sure what time) and they will determine if she is a candidate for bypass/angioplasty. I am spent and need all of yo... Mon, 22 Oct 2007 23:53:03 EST Dieting in Monclair I am Nannette living in Montclair....and working on my diet again( I am bad about staying on a diet). I know I need to gain control of my weight. I recently had some surgery for re-repair of a hernia and know that my weight is going to play a big part of making sure that I don't have to do that again. I have lost 8 pounds since getting started on my diet and love the SparkPeople plan. I am hoping that you can make a little room for someone else here. Thu, 11 Oct 2007 16:25:29 EST Rancho 24hr Fitness Hi all- <BR> I was just wondering if any of you go to 24hr fitness in Rancho? I go to their aquafit (water arobics) classes and love it! Anyone else? <BR> <BR> Thu, 11 Oct 2007 12:42:20 EST Hi! I'm new to this group :) I live in Hemet. I was looking for anyone that might live in Hemet or at least near. I've been having some trouble remembering and actually doing my workouts. If anyone wants to just chat, email or hang out that lives near me, feel free to message me back. Good luck everyone! Sun, 23 Sep 2007 12:21:08 EST SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE 9/7 - 9/28 LOSE 5LBS HI ALL YOU IE FRIENDS...UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? <BR> 1: WEIGH IN ON SEPT. 7TH (MORNING WEIGHT IS BEST) AND POST <BR> 2: EAT HEALTHY AND KEEP YOUR CAL BETWEEN 1200 AND 1300. POST EVERYDAY <BR> 3: DRINK 64 OZ OF WATER POST EVERYDAY <BR> 4: BLOG SOMETHING POSITIVE ABOUT YOURSELF EVERYDAY <BR> 5: EXERCISE 30-60 MIN EVERY OTHER DAY POST EVERYDAY (IF YOU EXERCISE ADD 200 CAL TO YOUR DAILY INTAKE) <BR> 6: WEIGH IN ON SEPT. 28TH AND POST <BR> 7: HAVE FUN AND GET LOSING <em>224</em> <BR> <BR>... Wed, 5 Sep 2007 12:45:17 EST Hi From Yucaipa Hi all, <BR> <BR> I've been on SP since the beginning of July and I've slowly been dropping my weight. I feel healthy for the first time in a long time, but I still have 25 pounds to reach my goal. <BR> <BR> I've been struggling with cardio exercises in the heat we've been having, since I usually jog/walk. I finally got an aerobics DVD (Brazilian dance!) to do some of it inside. My problem is that I get bored in the gym - I need the change in scenery. Any suggestions for other work-out vi... Mon, 3 Sep 2007 22:26:50 EST The heat :vs: working out How are you exercising in this heat? <BR> <BR> For me, the heat is getting in the way of exercising. Taking a walk is just not gonna happen! I sure don't want to work out when sitting on the couch reading a book makes me sweat. It's too hot! Sun, 2 Sep 2007 02:31:21 EST CHALLENGE: Lose 2-3 lbs... Hi all you ie people. The challenge is to lose 2-3lbs by Aug. 31st. Up for the challenge? I am. <em>249</em> Let's do this for all the ie hotties! <em>224</em> Sat, 25 Aug 2007 00:17:24 EST Coming Clean OK...I'm coming clean. Since my absence and my myriad of health problems, I've basically been sitting on my butt and eating like crap. I even tried to walk on the treadmill for about 2 weeks, but then I had pain again...and my body I'm back on my butt. <BR> <BR> I am officially going to update my SP info today. I have gained a ton. <BR> <BR> I just need a little encouragement, because I feel like a giant failure. I don't want to be over 200 lbs again. Yet, the way I'm ... Fri, 24 Aug 2007 18:29:20 EST I'm back...I think Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am going to try to ease myself back into the group. My health is stabilizing, I think. I really want to get back into the discussion and get reconnected. <BR> <BR> I feel really bad that I started this group, and then within months couldn't really run it well because of my health. I hope you all will accept my apologies. <BR> <BR> Now, moving forward... <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Christie Wed, 22 Aug 2007 21:44:34 EST Hello from Murrieta Hi IE team! <BR> <BR> My name is Mary. I just joined SP the other day. So far I love the nutrition tracking and the health articles. <BR> <BR> My goal is to say good-bye to feeling like a cow. I don't want anyone to mistake me for a large farm animal from behind! I had a baby a year and a half ago, and haven't lost the weight so here I am. Wed, 22 Aug 2007 12:33:37 EST Bonding Went to a dentist/ortho doctor today. I was wanting to get my teeth made perfect. I have short roots and big gaps in my teeth. I was quoted 1200. per tooth for veneers and bonding 350. per tooth. I already new the vaneers were going to be expensive. Just not that much. Does anyone have any experiece with these. Its much more than I can afford. But would love to one day not be so concious of my smile line. I was thinking about getting them financed any good finance companies. It would make me ... Fri, 13 Jul 2007 17:24:32 EST Joined the group Just joined the IE Team. I have been in SP since early March 07. I started at 194 with a goal of 165 by July. I am now at 168 so I am feeling pretty good about that. I walk almost daily, either around south Ontario or at the new track at Chino High. I don't care for the gym thing but can't live without walking, especially at a fast pace. Anyone here near me? Would love to know. Tue, 10 Jul 2007 11:05:56 EST Relay For Life Hello IE Team! Several of us have been discussing Relay for Life in another thread and it was suggested that we start a new thread specifically for this event. There is a Relay for Life fundraising event for the American Cancer Society in Hesperia on September 15-16. I thought it would be a fun and positive opportunity for our team members to get together. We could get to know one another in person and help support the fight against cancer at the same time. MSBOOKDRAGON learned that there is ... Sat, 23 Jun 2007 17:37:47 EST Hello!! New To Group!!! Hi! I'm new this group, and fairly new to SP. We moved to the IE in 2004 when we bought our first home. We used to live in Colton, but now we live over bay Cal State SB. I work in Redlands. <BR> <BR> I'm a SAHM of 3 kids. I go to school online (will be taking one class during the day). <BR> <BR> I would like to lose the 18+ pounds that I gained back before we moved out here. I joined Curves in 2003, and did their 6 week challenge and lost 18.5 pounds. Went on vacation, moved and g... Thu, 21 Jun 2007 16:31:59 EST Workout buddies Wanted! - Rancho Cucamonga area Hey everyone! I have been very guilty of being MIA from this group and Sparkpeople as well. I love this website's philosophy, but I am one of those that can't do it alone or via a remote support system. I am looking for anyone who would like to be a workout buddy. I have a 24 hour fitness membership, will walk, swim, play tennis, whatever. I am definitely not ready for running but gotta start somewhere. My available days off are Sun, Mon, and Tue all day. Wed - Sat I can get together bu... Tue, 12 Jun 2007 18:12:52 EST MOTIVATION I seem not to have any motivation to exercise. I can watch what I eat, but lately I am not exercising. The only time I may exercise lately is when my friend calls once or twice a week to go walking with her. Other wise I want to but I just don't get moving. I was considering getting a personal trainer, but the one I called was too expensive. I need someone to tell me (like a parent) its time to exercise. Then when i complain they say shape up and not give into me wanting not to go. Anyone els... Mon, 4 Jun 2007 19:07:20 EST NOTIFICATIONS I have been on this team for a while. But for some reason I never or hardly ever get notified if someone joins or puts a new message on here. As far as I could see know one ever talks here. But then I looked at the dates and see they do. So I don't know why I don't get any messages from here. I get them from other forums, but not this one. Mon, 4 Jun 2007 18:47:54 EST LA Fitness Water Aerobics - Upland or Corona club This is a long shot, but I thought I'd post it anyway... <BR> <BR> I have a membership at LA Fitness. I am in desperate need of water aerobics, but I am lacking motivation and transportation. If anyone out there goes to the Upland club and is interested in helping a fellow "sparker", let me know. It would also be fun to have a buddy to go with. I could also go to the Corona club from Rancho, but if we went to an evening class, traffic on the 15 is horrendous. <BR> <BR> You can post a ... Fri, 1 Jun 2007 01:10:40 EST Running Group in Rancho Cucamonga If There are Any Rancho Cucamonga runners out there... please join the new group! There's no one there yet! *=) <BR> <BR><BR>ongarunners <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a fanstastic weekend! <BR> <BR> Sat, 19 May 2007 11:55:38 EST How many log in points today? it's 5-18 today, I got 4 Fri, 18 May 2007 06:37:59 EST Team not very active!! Would really like to see this Team more active but only a handful of people even post here. Maybe most have found other interest or just dropped out of Sparkpeople all together. Wed, 16 May 2007 20:28:02 EST New Fun Team That was created If you want something different the group is called "Hodgepodge and Nonsense" crazy and fun check it out!! I do stress very different from the usual Spark Teams Tue, 15 May 2007 17:22:50 EST Suggestions for team This thread will be dedicated for all Team Members to suggest ways we can see more activity with-in this group. My wife is a member of a team that is so close and funny even though they all live in different States..... So lets list all of the great ideas I am sure some of you have... Thu, 10 May 2007 15:03:10 EST Introduction My name real name is Amy I live in menifee , Ca and am almost 44 years old I enjoy punk rock (old school) and am a student of forensic sciences I am almost a graduate of a criminal investigation curriculmn aimmed at becoming a crime scene techniacn (CSI) the real thing not as seen on TV. Although I live in California I was born and raised in BUffalo , N.Y I came here when I was in my late 20's. I still love my Buffalo Bill & Buffalo Sabres. You can take the girl out of Buffalo; but you can't ... Tue, 8 May 2007 17:04:08 EST Fun Thread Tell us two things about yourself that we don't already know, one true and one false. Come back later to tell us which was the lie!! <BR> Tue, 8 May 2007 16:55:19 EST WOMAN Challenge What is the WOMAN Challenge? <BR> <BR> For National Women's Health Week, the Office on Women's Health sponsors an 8-week national physical activity challenge called the WOMAN (Women and girls Out Moving Across the Nation) Challenge. There are 10,800 pedometers available on a first-come-first-served basis for participants who request one during registration. <BR> <BR> The Challenge offers women and girls two options for participating: either as an individual or as a team. Participants record... Tue, 1 May 2007 02:55:57 EST Jokes and other things that amuse us! The Worst WIFE <BR> <BR> A police officer pulls over a speeding car. <BR> The officer says, "I clocked you at 80 miles per hour, sir." <BR> <BR> The driver says, <BR> "Gee, officer I had it on cruise control at 60, perhaps your radar gun <BR> needs calibrating." <BR> <BR> Not looking up from her knitting the wife says: "Now don't be silly <BR> dear, you know that this car doesn't have cruise control." <BR> <BR> As the officer writes out the ticket, the driver looks over at his <B... Sat, 28 Apr 2007 18:12:23 EST Stress Management Technique Stress Management Technique <BR> <BR> In case you are having a rough day, here is a stress management <BR> technique recommended in all the latest psychological journals. The funny <BR> thing is that it really does work and will make you smile. <BR> <BR> 1. Picture yourself lying on your belly on a warm rock that <BR> hangs out over a crystal clear stream. <BR> <BR> 2. Picture yourself with both your hands dangling in the cool <BR> running water. <BR> <BR> 3. Birds are sweetly sin... Sat, 28 Apr 2007 00:39:10 EST As I lose weight I look forward to.......... I stole this idea from another message board, but I thought it would be something fun for us. <BR> <BR> ...And feel free to post as often as you think of new things to look forward to. <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Apr 2007 16:13:39 EST Running Partners in Rancho Cucamonga? I don't know many people in this area, and am looking for running partners, walking partners, tennis partners, or anyone who is wanting a basic activity partner! It's so much more fun with someone else! Fri, 27 Apr 2007 13:54:19 EST Recipe Exchange This thread is for our favorite recipes It becomes a difficult process at times to publish some of our own creations on the site. The solution lets share our own on this thread. Here is one of my favorites my wife makes. <BR> Chicken Chile Verde-Full Throttle <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fat: 6.5 g <BR> <BR> Carbohydrates: 7.1g <BR> <BR> Calories: 203.6 <BR> <BR> Protein: 28.0g <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Made from scratch..use spicier (or milder)c... Fri, 27 Apr 2007 13:52:18 EST Update on group administration and my health Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> FYI, Cary_C9 has offered to become a co-administrator with me on our group. I am thankful for that. Perhaps this will help, since I have been so absent over the last two months. <BR> <BR> Brief update on me, just so you all know what is going on...I have been diagnosed with lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic/immune system). Right now, it is not life-threatening, but scary none-the-less, as you can imagine. I have a biopsy in the morning, to determine the exact type... Fri, 27 Apr 2007 04:18:47 EST Introductions For those of you who are new, this discussion thread would be a good place for you to introduce yourself to the team, if you'd like to. Fri, 27 Apr 2007 04:04:34 EST READ THIS FIRST - Thanks for joining the team! Hello IE Team members! <BR> <BR> I'm so glad you joined our local team. I would really like this to be an encouraging place. Feel free to post your successes, your struggles, etc in our team forum. We can each encourage each other in what is typically a very difficult journey...the journey to be healthier people. <BR> <BR> Here are the goals of the IE Team: <BR> <BR> 1. To provide a cyber meeting place for SparkPeople who live in the Inland Empire. <BR> 2. To have a place to go for enco... Fri, 27 Apr 2007 04:00:31 EST Intro Survey I saw this on another thread and thought it was a great idea. <BR> <BR> copy the survey below and fill in the answers. <BR> <BR> name: <BR> <BR> age: <BR> <BR> Marital status: <BR> <BR> Children: <BR> <BR> Where I live: <BR> <BR> Occupation: <BR> <BR> What pets I have: <BR> <BR> Favorite color: <BR> <BR> Favorite pass time: <BR> <BR> Favorite season of the year: <BR> <BR> Favorite television shows: <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Apr 2007 00:57:50 EST Protein I have a health issue. My lower legs, ankles and feet have been swelled since Dec 06 along with my sciatic nerve acting up at the same time. Recently, the pain has minimized but the swelling is still there. I am taking Lasix and Potassium to bring it down and keeping them raised in the evenings, but it's not helping very much. I am on my feet most of the day at work. My doctor said my protein is low since I've had radiation last year. I have been keeping track of my food intake, watchin... Mon, 9 Apr 2007 02:52:31 EST Team Administrator Question Hello all, <BR> <BR> As many of you know, my health has not been so good this past year. It seems to be a rollar coaster...just as I think I'm feeling better, I plummet again. <BR> <BR> Anyway, when I started this spark team, I really wanted to create a place where we could start relationships and develop friendships and accountability. Getting healthier is not easy. We all need as much support as we can get. <BR> <BR> The goals and mission of this team have always been the following... Wed, 4 Apr 2007 22:10:33 EST I am back! My mother passed away February 25th and I stopped dieting. Now I'm mentally focused. ~Susan Mon, 2 Apr 2007 08:46:15 EST Disneyland California Adventure Just wondering how I did calorie wise. Friday I went to Disneyland and walked the park for 10 or 11 hours. Then California Adventure 8 or 9 hours. I was good not going over my calories until evening at Disnyland. Then we decided to eat at Goofy's Kitchen for dinnner. It was all you could eat and it was good. My thinking while there was I payed for this meal I am going to take my moneys worth. So I did. Then on the other day I did good again until evening. Then I ate a quarter pouder meal at M... Sun, 1 Apr 2007 17:14:19 EST WHO LIKES HIKING Who likes hiking? Do you go often? Where do you go? Is there local hikes that you like? Last weekend I went to the top of Mt. Baldy and hiked to the Sierra Hut. It was a blast. My legs are sore because of it. I am looking for hikes that are very local and will give good workouts. I want to be a weekend hiker or when my kids are at school. Tue, 27 Mar 2007 10:37:56 EST Quick plug Not sure if I can do this, but I'm going to try. I've been seriously stressed trying to find work and unfortunately I have been gaining weight because of it. Then suddenly I realized that every one here is from the IE. I was wondering if any one was interested in a massage. I am a massage therapist in Rancho Cucamonga and I am looking for clients. Are you ready to give yourself a break, need a reward for losing some weight. Then contact me on the website email. I will be happy to help ... Thu, 22 Mar 2007 17:47:23 EST Update on team get-together Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I know that several of you are probably wondering about our upcoming team get-together. Thank you for your patience. It is in the works, but of course, life always catches us by surprise, right? I haven't been on SP much this past month...just dealing with life. <BR> <BR> I just wanted everyone to know that the event has not been forgotten. It is on my mind quite often, actually. Once we do finally have our get-together, I think it is really going to be somethi... Fri, 16 Mar 2007 02:28:28 EST Hi ta all, i just joined Hi everybody, i just joined this team i live in Riverside Calif. and looking forward to meeting friends in the surounding areas....i didn't know if i was supposed to post this or go to a special thread to say i am new,lol, hope this is ok. <BR> Tweets Wed, 14 Mar 2007 19:05:57 EST JUST JOINED. HI. I JUST JOINED THE IE TEAM. NOT REALLY SURE EXACTLY HOW ALL THIS WORKS, BUT I GUESS I'LL FIGURE IT OUT AS I GO. HAVE BELONGED TO SPARK FOR ABOUT NINE MONTHS NOW, BUT HAVEN'T BEEN USING IT ON A DAILY BASIS. WILL TRY & GET ON-LINE MORE OFTEN. I LIVE IN UPLAND & AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS TO GET MY BUTT MOVING. Fri, 2 Mar 2007 11:24:14 EST Challenge I challenge everyone to 10 extra cardio minutes this week!! Thu, 1 Mar 2007 11:07:18 EST Anyone near Yucaipa? Hey all! I am looking for some buddies, near Yucaipa/Redlands area to maybe work out, share the trials and tribulations of weight loss, ect. Anyone interested? Tue, 27 Feb 2007 13:56:24 EST Tournament House Riverside Anyone else work out at The Tournament House interested in Raquetball Mon and Wed nights. Intermediate level player here. Sun, 25 Feb 2007 19:12:32 EST Just Joined Hi everyone! I am new here, my cousin told me about this wonderful site and I am so happy to be here! I have been working on weight loss for a year now, I just got married last year and thanks to weight watchers dropped 30lbs before my wedding. I still have 92lbs to go so here I am! I can't wait to get to know everyone! <BR> Sun, 25 Feb 2007 18:19:40 EST Any exercise advice for the lazy???? I would love any advice on how to get started (small) with an exercise program. I hate exercise. I hated it when I was young and skinny and I hate it now. About the only exercise I get is running around the house doing housework (up and down the stairs) and occasionally walking the dog (which I usually get my kids to do). I'm not coordinated (so aerobic are out) and I can't afford my gym membership. <BR> <BR> I know that I need to work out and I am willing to start (now that I have finis... Sat, 17 Feb 2007 12:16:10 EST V-Day-Day Just wanted to wish the IE Team a happy V-Day! <em>129</em> Any plans? Wed, 14 Feb 2007 11:41:20 EST Just Joined The Team Hi everyone, just found the team. I'm an IE resident, have been all my life. Started out in Ontario/Montclair now live in Fontana. My name is Amanda, I will be 30 in March, been married to a wonderful guy for 7 years, we have two little boys 3 & 2. Just looking to firm up what I have, don't have much to loose. I've been carrying the extra weight around my mid section since having my boys. I call it my spare tire. It's hard to get the belly to go away!! <em>211</em> Looking forward to ... Thu, 8 Feb 2007 16:59:33 EST Happy Sunday!!! <em>67</em> Happy Sun-day!!!! <em>67</em> <BR> I got up at 6am. It's 6:45 now and I need to get going! I have praise team practice in 2 hours. I'm drinking a warm cup of Yerba Mate Green tea(from rain forrest) sweetened w/ Stevia. <BR> I'm planning where to go out to eat on Valentine's Day and on my husband's birthday on the 10th. <BR> Luckily I plan it because then I can control which resturant fits into my diet. My action plan usually consists of choosing foods that are grilled and even ... Sun, 4 Feb 2007 09:54:29 EST walkers in yucaipa I am looking for walking buddies that live near Yucaipa! Mon, 29 Jan 2007 11:52:12 EST Anyone in Temecula ! Hello. I am looking for walking buddies who reside in Temecula. This is all new to me and really would like support. Mon, 29 Jan 2007 11:48:39 EST Meeting New People Hey. Has anyone else ever moved to a place where you knew no one? I've been here about 1 1/2 years now and still don't know anyone that I would hang out with. Any suggestions? It's a little lonely hanging out by myself. :-) Fri, 26 Jan 2007 22:46:21 EST How's everyone doing? Kinda dead here this week. How is everyone doing? I am still trying to decide on which gym to join for some aqua fitness classes. Can't seem to decide. I have read so many bad reviews on LA Fitness and 24 Hr Fitness. I am not sure what I want to do. Anyone have any experiences with either of those gyms that they want to share? I lost 2 more lbs this week. Pretty happy about that... Fri, 26 Jan 2007 17:51:43 EST 24 hour fitness Is anyone interested in having a workout buddy? I have a membership and work out in the mornings, in Upland. But I might be able to change that depending on what time would be good for you. <BR> <BR> E-mail me if your interested: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Heather Tue, 16 Jan 2007 00:52:53 EST Time Management and Life Management Okay I am putting this question out there. There are many women on this board. Most of you either work or have kids and many have both. So how are you managing it all. <BR> <BR> I have 3 kids I am stay at home mother and I volunteer my time. My biggest issue is I don't eat right. Today I was out the door at 7am and didn't make it back in until 11am then we headed out to the mountains to play in the snow (very cold BTW) and came back in at 3pm which was the first time I ate for the entire da... Sun, 14 Jan 2007 01:21:43 EST High School Reunions Hi everyone! Has anyone here attended their high school reunions? <BR> This year marks my 10 year high school reunion and I'm excited about it but also a bit nervous. I have resolved to work really hard because I want to look good and feel good. <BR> <BR> If someone has attended, how was it? Was it fun? Boring? Interesting? I'm really curious and am really excited about the possibility of attending my own. <em>244</em> Sat, 13 Jan 2007 19:38:22 EST Family Success Hooray! My family is starting to get the hang of this "Healthy Changes" thing. My hubby is resisting fast food at work and I can see a visible difference with one of my girls. My 5yo is a bit chubby, but we really didn't know what to do about it. I knew nothing would change without the whole family getting involved. I would never put her on a "diet" or even tell her she was anything but perfect. <BR> So, this year I started sparking and my family decided on some healthy changes that we... Thu, 11 Jan 2007 22:12:57 EST Meetings? Hello from Ontario! I was curious if this group ever gets together! I saw that my friend Jenn was a member and thought I'd join up too. ;) <BR> <BR> Aubri :) Thu, 11 Jan 2007 15:16:27 EST Hello and Thanks! Hi, newbie here! I'm so happy to see a local team on here. I live in the low desert area (Palm Springs, Palm Desert, etc) and am hoping to run into some fellow Coachella Valley-ans. :-p My journey with spark people and weight loss is just beginning, but I look forward to signing on for the motivation and encouragement that I know awaits for me here. Talk to ya soon!! Thu, 11 Jan 2007 14:35:33 EST Hello IE! Hey all! I just found this site at the end of last week and I'm loving it. I belong to ediets but I think I'm going to cancel my subscription to that since this is free and just as good if not better. I live and work in Ontario. So, I would like to join in here. I want to do this, I must do this and I CAN DO this! This looks like a really supportive group, so I know with all this support I will reach my goals. <BR> <BR> I started tracking my food and water yesterday and will try to figure ... Tue, 9 Jan 2007 16:16:44 EST Just wanted to say hello :) Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to say hello...I was invited to this group about two months ago, but haven't been doing to well on my diet, so I haven't been chatting either. Today is the day I get back on track, though, so I thought I would start by saying hello to everyone :) Anyway, I hope everyone has a great day! Mon, 8 Jan 2007 08:38:52 EST What do you do... Every month... around the same ding-dang time "aunt flo" comes to visit... What do you all do with the cravings she brings? I start out so well on a diet and then I screw all progress up during that week. Then it takes another week to get back on track and then one good week and then here comes "aunt flo" again and her evil crampy kids! <BR> <BR> How do you guys keep control of cravings? Sat, 6 Jan 2007 13:28:22 EST My plan for the New Year I'm trying to stay at 1500 Calories per day. It just seems like a less restrictive way to lose weight. Just wondering what works for everyone else <em>38</em> Wed, 3 Jan 2007 09:21:20 EST Quick question Hello all, Happy new year! I was just wondering if anyone had a gym membership at Bally's in Rancho. I have a membership, but I find I am bored when I go. I joined because my friends from school went there, but now that we are out of school they don't really go. I was looking to see if anybody wanted to join me as a workout buddy. <BR> Hope to hear from someone. Tiffani Tue, 2 Jan 2007 21:42:05 EST January... Hello everyone, I saw this poem and thought it was kind of funny so I thought I would share. The auther is unknown. <BR> ~Nicole <BR> <BR> T'was the month after Christmas, and all through the house, <BR> nothing would fit me, not even a blouse; <BR> The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I had to taste, <BR> at the holiday parties had gone to my waist; <BR> <BR> When I got on the scales there arose such a number! <BR> When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber), <BR> I'd remember th... Mon, 1 Jan 2007 13:23:41 EST Hello! Newbie here! Hi everyone! I'm in Long Beach & struggling to lose 41 lbs of leftover babyweight. Only thing is my baby is 5.5 yrs old now!!! YIKES! I was 100 lbs when I got pregnant(I'm 5'1"). I was 146 when I started SP in October & now am 140. Being thin my whole life it's hard to be at this weight. My entire family is little & both my Grama & Mom are constantly on me about my weight. (Nevermind that both my baby & I almost died during childbirth...I got bad Toxemia & my baby weighed 3 lbs & was in the N... Sun, 31 Dec 2006 14:36:30 EST Wishing All a Happy New Year Wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year. My new year will be wonderful. Went to Oahu for ten days and it felt like home. With a lot of work I will be moved in February. Hope to meet everyone soon at the get together. Wish everyone great success in the new year ahead. Sun, 31 Dec 2006 12:45:18 EST Holiday weight Hi all - <BR> Well, I am finally back on track! Yea! Off of the meds that were causing problems, over most of the sinus nastiness - and best of all - I got thru two Christmas celebrations and LOST TWO LBS!!!!! I had gained six lbs because of illness and meds. One more lb lost and I am back to my starting weight of 211. Onward and downward to 135. <BR> Franci <BR> <em>88</em> Tue, 26 Dec 2006 11:36:07 EST MERRY CHRISTMAS!! HI EVERYONE!! I WISH YOU AND OUR FAMILY A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! <BR> <BR> LATAY Mon, 25 Dec 2006 12:55:38 EST Team get-together survey-PLEASE COMPLETE BY 12/31 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I have created a survey in order to plan for our team get-together early next year. Please go to<BR>032685, and complete the survey before 12/31/06. It should take you less than 5 minutes. I will contact you once the survey is closed at the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Again, the survey is located at:<BR>032685 <BR> <BR> Happy holidays to all of you! <BR> <BR> Christie (derf4m... Wed, 13 Dec 2006 17:53:25 EST I'm still here just having email problems, I feel so cut off! <BR> <BR> I'm not getting ANY of my SparkPeople emails! I know it must be my server because I'm missing other newsletters too. <BR> <BR> Makes it harder to talk to everybody Wed, 13 Dec 2006 05:48:31 EST I went to the movies tonight... and saw Casino Royale (The movie was awesome and Daniel Craig was GREAT as Bond). <BR> <BR> But what I wanted to tell you was that this is the first time I had trouble with the seats (stadium seating). How do I keep the "these seats are too small, I've got to exercise" feeling without feeling down and depressed about it? <BR> <BR> The good news is that I no longer at the movies. The bad news is that we don't go enough to make a difference. Sat, 9 Dec 2006 06:01:23 EST Calling all need of prayer. Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> This post is specifically for those of you who are followers of Jesus. <BR> <BR> I am in desperate need of prayer. My health is declining rapidly, and I am in constant pain. I guess I am posting this because I just need a little encouragement...and to know that there are folks out there praying for me. My church family is praying, and they have been so supportive, but I am having one of those days when I am just tired of having to lean on people so much. I fe... Fri, 8 Dec 2006 19:42:03 EST Please tell me the winds are gone!!! Is it just me or is life just a little more hectic when we have these crazy winds? It seems like everyone in my house is antsy and wired, including me. It is so silly. Please tell me it is not just my house that is effected by the winds! Mon, 4 Dec 2006 19:35:37 EST Off topic bragging... My daughter goes to Citrus (Glendora). Some of the music students were in a Gwen Stefani video. Wind it Up from "The Sweet Escape" CD. <BR> <BR> Then when Gwen performed at the American Music Awards, guess who was on stage with her? Yup, the same students. Cool, huh? They were in the background and if you didn't watch for her, you'd miss her but still... <BR> <BR> Gwen is performing again in Las Vegas at the Billboard awards so she's flying everyone to perform with her again. <BR> <BR> My ... Sun, 3 Dec 2006 16:47:04 EST Is it just me or does it bother you too? I'm a night owl; my kids go to bed around 1 AM, so I do a lot of my logging in the late evening/early morning hours when my kids are calming down or in bed. I've noticed that sparks is on a different time zone then we are, so when I log my food or exercise for the day I have to remember to hit the back button on each page or I end up putting in the information for the next day. <BR> <BR> Like to day. I logged my food at about 11:30 and didn't realize that it went on the calendar for the 30t... Thu, 30 Nov 2006 04:25:31 EST Henrys Farmers Market How many people go there to shop <BR> The natural meat can be found there as well as the fruit, and the breads. I had natural pork chops the other night. Was so surprised the salt taste was not there. Made them with onions,apples on top. with the sauce of brown sugar,clove,ground mustard it was good. Look at the ad for this week if you have one. Natural rump roast, and shrimp is reasonable priced.Going to a presentation there today on How to avoid Holiday weight gain. Love this store in La q... Wed, 29 Nov 2006 11:27:08 EST On vacation - in an internet blackhole!!! Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> For any of you who have sent me messages or wondering why I haven't responded to your posts, I am on vacation until Friday. Unfortunately, I am having to pay to have internet access, so I've only got time to download and upload emails...but not post and surf our team site. <BR> <BR> I will be back up and running by this weekend. I miss you all!!! <BR> <BR> Christie Tue, 28 Nov 2006 16:16:30 EST New Gal of the block Hi neibors, I can't believe there are so many of you that live so close to me. Am on the boarder line of Upland and Rancho Cucamonga. Foothill Blvd. and Alta Some time we should all get together and meet. <BR> <BR> I'm not new to the weight loss but I'm never giving up. My mother and Grandmother bother died from this disease and I'm not giving into it. <BR> <BR> So I need enouragement and love to give it out as well.I also want to that you for the invite. You gals rocks! Lets do this! <em>... Sun, 26 Nov 2006 03:03:53 EST New member! Hello! My name is Tami and I currently live in the High Desert with my husband and 5 month old baby girl! I started Sparkpeople in August and so far have lost 15 pounds, still hoping to lose 10 more. I work part-time and spend the rest of my time taking care of my baby! I love being a mom and we are hoping to get pregnant again in a few months. I hope to get to know all of you and I wish you all the luck in losing those unwanted pounds. :) Sat, 25 Nov 2006 13:35:45 EST take a quess on what Americans spend on dieting ? Read today in my nutrional program book. Americans spend over $40 billion on dieting and diet related products That is roughly equivalend to what the US Federal Government spends on education. <BR> We should all be thankful we to not contribute to that. Just an FYI note Fri, 24 Nov 2006 13:05:46 EST new member Hi! I'm not really from the Inland Empire exactly, though I used to live in Upland and my parents currently live in La Verne. I now live in Prague, Czech Republic with my husband and newly-adopted daughter, Anna. We've been here a little over 3 years and I teach English at a Baptist Seminary here. <BR> <BR> Thanks to my friend, Christie, for inviting me to join the group! I have already benefited a lot from this website. Today I had the eye-opening experience of actually tracking my foo... Wed, 22 Nov 2006 10:51:33 EST Hello new to this group Hello all, <BR> I really had no idea they had a chat area when I started this, what fun. Hi my name is Tiffani, I am from Ontario, Ca. I have a two year old daughter, that I can barely keep up with. I am trying to lose weight to get healthy in order to keep up with her. And maybe lift a little weight so I can pick her up without killing myself. lol. Thank you for the invite, this should be fun. <BR> Tiffani Tue, 21 Nov 2006 23:53:59 EST Happy Thanksgiving!!! Dear IE Team, <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving this Thursday. <BR> <BR> Remember that YOU CAN choose healthier foods this Thanksgiving. YOU CAN move your body more. And yes, YOU CAN eat some junk, but just limit it. You will thank yourself. <BR> <BR> Remember that weight loss and health improvement are a journey. Nothing that you do on Thanksgiving - ONE DAY of the year - is irreversible, so be gentle with yourself, and celebrate your successes so matte... Tue, 21 Nov 2006 14:00:55 EST Hi everyone! New to this group :-) Hi and thanks for inviting me to this group! It's very nice to meet you all! So I'll tell you a little about myself...I am a 29 year old mother of 2..I homeschool ny son who is 7 and I also have a dd who is 20 months old. I have been doing my research and this seems to be an awesome program that they have here. I am going to officially start after the I look forward to chatting with you all! Mon, 20 Nov 2006 21:14:11 EST Hi Everyone! Hey there fellow IE'ers! My name is Rosemary. I am 34, married with 2 children (ages almost 5 and 2.5) living in Chino Hills. I have been with SP since the middle of September. I have been working on getting healthier for close to 2 years now. I started the journey at somewhere in the high 180's/low 190's. I got down to 150 this time last year then gained back 10 pounds. After adding on another 4 pounds after a really tough summer I found SparkPeople. So far I have been able to lose cl... Mon, 20 Nov 2006 18:02:52 EST Pets: do you have any? Just what to know what kind of pets we own. Do you find your pets to have great ears to talk too? <BR> <BR> I own two dogs: Rio - 10 year old greyhound AKC <BR> Yazzie - 5 year old saluki <BR> My son-in-laws: Adasha - 1 year old Siberian Husky <BR> <BR> Previously showed,huning tests with Curly-coated Retrievers. Meet Kali,fellow curly lover, one great friendship thru pets. <BR> <BR> Also include four cats: China, Scarletta, Boris and Gomez. <BR> Mon, 20 Nov 2006 13:29:32 EST I have an idea for a get-together... What do you guys think of this? <BR> <BR> We could get together after the new year, bringing all of our New Years Resolutions. Then we can burn them!!! :-) <BR> <BR> All joking aside, we should meet up soon to see how everyone is doing and connect on a more face-to-face level. We could discuss the changes that we are making slowly that will last...and we can even discuss things we've tried that didn't last, and why. What new things will we try this year? <BR> <BR> Think about it. If y... Sun, 19 Nov 2006 03:46:30 EST Thanksgiving What's everyone's plans for Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> My husband and I are going to his mother's home. It's just going to be the three of us...our most "alone" Thanksgiving since we got married. Usually it's a big family event, but this year didn't work out that way. Should be interesting. <BR> <BR> We get to go on a little vacation the week after...I'm really looking forward to that. We'll be at a timeshare in Laguna Beach for 5 days! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a gr... Thu, 16 Nov 2006 19:37:42 EST Hello, I'm a new member Hello, my name is rioriogirl or just rio. I invite you to read my sparkpage. I live in Claremont. Wed, 8 Nov 2006 03:23:25 EST