SparkPeople Spark Sacramento Team Messageboard The official team for Spark People in Sacramento, CA. We have great weather, bike trails, and many regional parks. You can't beat Sacramento to get that spark! SparkPeople Spark Sacramento Team Messageboard March 14-15, 2020 Shamrockín' Weekend Shamrock’n Weekend <BR> March 14-15, 2020 <BR> <BR> 5K, 10K, Half Marathon &amp; Leprechaun Dash <BR> <BR> The sole beneficiary for the Shamrock’n weekend is Sacramento-based Triumph Cancer Foundation. <BR> The mission of Triumph is to recapture lives after cancer through physical fitness. The organization’s signature program, Triumph Fitness, is a 12-week fitness program specifically designed for cancer survivors to regain strength and stamina after treatment. Triumph Fitness is offered ... Fri, 4 Oct 2019 17:58:30 EST June 2 - Women's Fitness Festival To Register go to this site: <BR> <BR> <BR> Sunday, June 2, 2019 <BR> •6:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Race Day – Packet Pick-up <BR> •7:30-11:30 Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival and Expo <BR> •7:30 a.m. 5K &amp; 10K Start <BR> •9:30 a.m. Girls’ Princess 1/2 mile (12 and under) <BR> <BR> Start/Finish <BR> The Start will take place near 9th between L Street and Capitol. <BR> <BR> . <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:54:19 EST 1/17/19 - Yappy Hour at Fort Rock Brewing Co. <BR> January 17, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm <BR> <BR> Yappy New Year! <BR> Fort Rock Brewing <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Join us for our first Yappy Hour of 2019 – Yappy New Year at Fort Rock Brewing! <BR> <BR> Adoptable animals, raffle prizes, and $1 per pint will benefit the Sacramento SPCA! <BR> <BR> January 17th <BR> 6-8pm <BR> 12401 Folsom Blvd Suite 110 <BR> Rancho Cordova, CA Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:51:34 EST 2019 Chat Room ***Starting a new thread....Happy New Year! Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:38:21 EST 9th Annual Sacramento Banana Festival - 8/11 9th Annual Sacramento Banana Festival (Jazz-A-Peel ) <BR> by National Academic Youth Corp <BR> Fee: $6 – $25 <BR> <BR> Sat, August 11, 2018 <BR> <BR> 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM PDT <BR> <BR> Location: <BR> William Land Park <BR> 3800 Land Park Drive ( Sacramento) <BR> Sacramento, CA 95822 <BR> <BR> <BR> For a list of entertainers and featured highlights, visit the Banana festival webpage at and facebook page Thu, 9 Aug 2018 14:42:30 EST "NEW" Weekly Challenge - 7/13 - 7/19 Challenge starts 7/13 - 7/19 <BR> <BR> • N – new habit, replace an old bad habit for a new and better habit. Try to make the new habit stick for the week. Nothing to big, small changes help us cross the finish line! <BR> • E - Eat 5 freggie (fruits or veggies) - At least 1 day, more is better! <BR> • W – Water, water, water! Drink at least 48 oz of water - At least 1 day, more is better! <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:51:49 EST "SAC" Weekly Challenge - 7/6 - 7/12 Just for fun, I thought I'd add a weekly challenge to help get us motivated: Challenge starts today (7/6) and ends on Thursday 7/12. Post on our site if you finished the weekly challenge 'SAC': <BR> <BR> * S - Spend sometime outside enjoying nature <BR> <BR> * A - add a positive message to our team site <BR> <BR> * C - count your calories one day, and stay within your calorie range <BR> <BR> We can do it! <em>381</em> Keep Sparking!!! <em>593</em> Mon, 9 Jul 2018 13:41:00 EST California State Fair July 13 - July 29 California State Fair <BR> <BR> Promotional Days: <BR> <BR> Best of California Brewfest: July 21 (VIP 2 p.m., GA 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.) – Taste award winning craft brew samples at the Miller Lite Racetrack Grandstand. <BR> <BR> $2 Taste of the Fair: Wednesdays and Thursdays (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) – Sample a variety of fair foods with $2 menu specials from your favorite food vendors. <BR> <BR> Senior Savings Friday: Discount admission of $10 for seniors 62 &amp; better. Plus, seniors ride FREE on... Mon, 9 Jul 2018 13:37:15 EST "SAC" Weekly Challenge 7/6 - 7/12 Just for fun, I thought I'd add a weekly challenge to help get us motivated: Challenge starts today (7/6) and ends on Thursday 7/12. Post on our site if you finished the weekly challenge 'SAC': <BR> <BR> * S - Spend sometime outside enjoying nature <BR> <BR> * A - add a positive message to our team site <BR> <BR> * C - count your calories one day, and stay within your calorie range <BR> <BR> We can do it! <em>381</em> Keep Sparking!!! <em>593</em> <BR> Mon, 9 Jul 2018 13:33:09 EST Western States Horse Expo - Jun 8, 9 and 10 2018 is the 20th Anniversary year for the Western States Horse Expo! <BR> <BR> For the last two decades this exposition has celebrated the spirit of the horse, the equestrian and rural lifestyle with all that they encompass. This has been the premier event of its kind, and had been one of the most trusted resources for innovation, inspiration, and education within the equestrian community unlike any other! <BR> <BR> After a full day of demonstrations, lectures and amazing shopping, attendee... Wed, 30 May 2018 13:35:40 EST Daily Fun: Change one letter <em>223</em> You all know how this works. Change one letter and post. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> First word: rain Fri, 25 May 2018 14:20:04 EST Daily Fun: Give and Take a Word Make a two-word phrase starting with the last word from the previous posting. Example: <BR> <BR> Less food, <BR> <BR> Food pantry, <BR> <BR> Pantry _________ <BR> <BR> <BR> So lets get started by filling in the blank. Fri, 25 May 2018 14:12:45 EST Weigh in Let us know how you are doing.... <BR> <BR> daily weekly monthly. scale... or... you can just say up or down... whatever you feel most comfortable doing or saying. <BR> <BR> Sometime pulling in down in writing helps us stay accountable. We all need a push and support. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>593</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 May 2018 15:39:13 EST SPCA Doggy Dash 2018 April 28, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. <BR> William Land Park <BR> 3800 Land Park Dr. <BR> Sacramento, California 95818 <BR> <BR> View Website:<BR>o-spca-doggy-dash-25th-anniversary/e15<BR>6609 <BR> <BR> Phone: (916) 504-2802 <BR> <BR> Join the fun on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at William Land Park for the Sacramento SPCA's largest fundraiser of the year and an opportunity to celebrate the amazing commitment of healthy, happy and unconditional r... Fri, 27 Apr 2018 12:54:04 EST Gym Buddy ~ Sacramento If you are looking for a Gym Buddy post here. Or, if you go to a gym post what gym you go to. <BR> <BR> Finding a workout buddy can help you stay accountable and make working out fun! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>104</em> <em>319</em> <em>361</em> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 18:12:29 EST Team Point Pennants To find the Red Flag Bonus Points go to: My Trackers>my SparkPoints>SparkTeam Bonus Points and click on …Use Bonus Spins. Click a pennant to spin and earn extra point for you and your favorite 5 teams! <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:45:28 EST Tough Mudder Sacramento - March 24 and 25 Tough Mudder Sacramento <BR> <BR> Presented by Merrell at Gibson Ranch Regional Park <BR> <BR> March 24 and 25 <BR> <BR> Saturday, March 24: <BR> 10 Miles <BR> 10 Miles Competitive Race <BR> 5 Miles <BR> <BR> Sunday, March 25: <BR> Tough Mudder X 1 Mile 1 Ultimate Showdown <BR> <BR> <BR> For more information visit the website: <BR> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:46:54 EST Shamrock'n Half Marathon - March 10-11, 2018 Shamrock'n Half Marathon - Official Site <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Blue Diamond Almonds Shamrock’n Half Marathon, 5K, 10K and Leprechaun Dash | March 10-11, 2018 | A signature event produced by Fleet Feet Sports Sacramento ... <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Mar 2018 14:15:50 EST Upcoming Marathons in Sacramento Half Marathon Races in Sacramento, CA | 2018 ... - ACTIVE <BR> <BR> › sacramento, CA › running <BR> <BR> Sat, Mar 17 Folsom South Side Trail Run Folsom, CA <BR> Sat, Apr 14 Placerville Path Run Placerville, CA <BR> Sat, May 5 Folsom Lake Falcon Crest Trail Run El Dorado Hills, CA <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Mar 2018 14:15:09 EST Feb 24 - Sacramento Undy RunWalk 2018 Sacramento Undy RunWalk 2018 <BR> <BR> Presented by Colorectal Cancer Alliance at William Land Park <BR> <BR> Feb 24 <BR> <BR> BUY TICKETS <BR> <BR> <BR> Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States. In 2018, over 14,000 California residents are expected to be diagnosed and over 5,000 people were expected to die from this highly treatable disease. <BR> <BR> Funds raised from t... Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:32:08 EST 2018 Chat Room Hello and welcome to 2018. <BR> <BR> Hi I live in midtown Sacramento and am proud to be a Spark Sacramento member. I have lost over 40 pounds and kept it off 6 years. I have a small goal of losing 19 more pounds by June 2, 2018. It is not my long time goal but is the one I am working on this year. I am a walking fool and have a challenge to myself of walking at least 1 mile every day. Most days I walk more than that. I am 61 years old and think I do pretty good. This is the year to get on tr... Thu, 4 Jan 2018 23:51:09 EST Dec 31st - New Year's Eve Sacramento’s best New Year’s Eve tradition lights up the skies above Old Sacramento with bright colors and flashes during the New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular. This free celebration is open to all residents and features activities for the whole family to enjoy. Including children’s programming, live music, dinner specials, hot food and drink vendors and a variety of colorful street entertainment. <BR> <BR> The Golden 1 Credit Union Stage will host Thunder Cover band play and magician Mr. Illus... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:59:19 EST 2018 New Years Resolution Looking forward to 2018!!! <BR> <BR> Finish the sentences below... <BR> <BR> Want - What I really want in 2018 is ... <BR> <BR> Need - What I really need in 2018 is ... <BR> <BR> Share - What I will share in 2018 is ... <BR> <BR> Succeed - In 2018 I will succeed at ... <BR> <BR> I hope this is the best year ever for you! Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:35:42 EST Christmas Countdown For those that need a jump-start go to Christmas Countdown and it will help you get organized for the Christmas season: <BR><BR>tmas-countdown <BR> <BR> I've been doing this for many years and it helps me to get organized for the Holidays and enjoy the holiday season. <BR> <BR> I hope this helps you too. <BR> Mon, 6 Nov 2017 12:54:36 EST October 2017 - Marthon/Walks Check out website for more information : <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:19:13 EST Active in AUGUST We are sliding into August with a bit of cooler weather. <BR> Now is the time to think about getting out and being a lot more active than we were when it was over 100 degrees. At least I am... <BR> Where to start. <BR> Find something to wear that won't embarrass myself and my neighbors when they see me on the street WALKING.. <BR> Eat light and lovely to give me energy to get to the corner and back. <BR> Carry a full bottle of water to keep hydrated. <BR> Remember to smile so the whole... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 09:17:10 EST July Marathon/Events Please post any events or marathons for the month of July. <BR> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:53:25 EST June 2017 - marathon s/events Please post any events or marathons for the month of June. <BR> Wed, 31 May 2017 16:25:58 EST May 2017 - Marathon/Events Please post any events or marathons for the month of May. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:04:24 EST Farmers Markets Farmers Markets are a great place to shop for your fruits and vegetables. <BR> <em>550</em> <em>485</em> <em>291</em> <BR> <BR> Please post Farmers Markets that you like to visit. <BR> <em>45</em> <em>267</em> <em>370</em> <em>371</em> <em>369</em> <em>373</em> <em>368</em> <em>277</em> <em>491</em> <em>550</em> <em>485</em> <em>291</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:58:18 EST April 2017 - Marathon/Events Please post any events for April here. The weather should be nicer and I'm sure more events will be happening in our area. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:50:31 EST March 2017 - Marathons Sacramento has some upcoming Marathons for the month of March <BR> <BR> If you know of any events, or are participating in an marathon event, let us know so we can cheer you on! <BR> <BR> <em>364</em> <em>186</em> <em>365</em> <em>182</em> <em>366</em> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:32:54 EST February 2017 - Sacramento Runs - by Fleet Feet For February Fleet Feet is sponsoring a few runs. <BR> <BR> <BR> February, 2017 <BR> <BR> 2/25/2017 Undy 5000 <BR> 2/26/2017 Getty Owl Foundation 10K, 5K &amp; 1/4 Mile <BR> <BR> <BR> For more information, visit their website: <BR> <BR><BR>g/premier-events Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:46:40 EST Spark Points How many points did you get from Spark Sacramento team? Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:39:09 EST 2017 Chat Room Let the team know how you are doing. <em>381</em> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:14:33 EST btincher2001 1. What area of Sacramento are you in? <BR> Land Park <BR> <BR> 2. What is your favorite way to get active? <BR> Jazzercise and walking <BR> <BR> 3. What kind of music do you enjoy? <BR> A capella singing of any kind. <BR> <BR> 4. What kind of books do you read? <BR> Travel guides, and travel journals/stories <BR> <BR> 5. If you could meet anyone in person (dead or alive) who would it be and why? <BR> Eleanor Roosevelt and/or Barbara Jordan. Both of these women were strong with a... Thu, 26 May 2016 23:47:47 EST NEED IDEAS - CHALLENGES & GOALS I really want to revamp our team goals, and also to post some team challenges. I value any input you can give me! Fri, 1 Apr 2016 16:27:33 EST CHAT ROOM - General Discussion of whatever What's on your minds, Sacramentans? How is your day going? Are you reaching your goals? Are you having a bonk day? Let us know! Fri, 1 Apr 2016 16:21:54 EST FUN ACTIVITIES - SACRAMENTO STYLE This is a great place to post any fun (and preferably free) activities going on around the Sacramento Area. Something centering around physical fitness would be preferred, but if there's a free concert or play going on, put it on here! Fri, 1 Apr 2016 16:15:31 EST Favorite Places to Run? Where are your favorite places to run in Sacramento? I live on the American River corridor, so I love to run on the bike trail when daylight permits. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 27 Mar 2016 12:54:29 EST SACRAMENTO - 2016 (Chat) HAPPY NEW YEAR Sacramento <BR> Please feel free to come here and chat and share what is happening in your part of town. <BR> Make this YOUR BEST YEAR EVER. <em>257</em> <em>67</em> <em>408</em> <em>232</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2016 12:09:07 EST 2015 Chat Room Please join us in the chat room so we can get to know each other! It would be great to get to know other Sparkers in Sacramento, and even to meet up now and then and go for walks together or enjoy other activities around town! <BR> <BR> Please post a reply if anyone is interested in getting to know one another right here in town! Sun, 8 Mar 2015 09:51:32 EST Granny1536 I just started 2 weeks ago. I do have a goal in mind to be healther and wiser in the coming months so that by the summer I will feel better wearing shorts. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:36:32 EST Hello! Hi! My name is Jayne and I joined SparkPeople today! Hope we can all reach our goals! <BR> <BR> I am not overweight but I want to become more fit through better eating and exercising. I am looking forward to completing the steps one at a time. <BR> <BR> If any of you have advice for a newbie, please share as this is a bit daunting. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:00:55 EST Here I am again! I'm Amy. I'm 57 and have been overweight since I hit my 30s. I've gained and lost and gained and lost and never really hit my target. I was on a good path a year ago, but then I had to change careers quickly to avoid unemployment. Starting that new job in a new field was scary, so I allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. And I went for it. I gained 17 pounds in one year. But I've settled into the job and now, after the shock of what I've gained wore off (sort of), I... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:50:22 EST I have returned-Shouldn't have left! I have returned to SparkPeople because I have enjoyed it and it worked-when I put in the required motivational umph. My motivation tends to come and go. At the moment I am hoping that THIS time things will really stick and that in a year I will still be here and be living a healthy life at a good weight. <BR> <BR> I keep trying to "like" exercising. So far my recumbant bicycle and Total Gym are the two pieces of equipment I keep returning to. Walking used to be enjoyable, but frankly, my... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:26:17 EST Hello, I am new to this site. :) Hello, my name is Caroline, I am 28 years old. I was born here in Sacramento, but grew up in Davis. I now live here in South Natomas and I am looking forward to hear from you all about anything that is anything. :) Sun, 29 Jun 2014 09:30:59 EST New to SparkPeople :) Hi all, I'm 48 years old and have just been officially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. As you can guess, this is bringing some unique challenges into my life, but I am ready for them :) <BR> <BR> I currently weigh about 221lbs (I didn't weigh myself this morning) and my initial goal is to get below 200, then to 180 and then to 160. It's easier to think about this in smaller measurements, that way I don't get overwhelmed. Once I reach 160 I'll evaluate things again and see if I want/need t... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:18:50 EST Holywooood Park!!! Looking for fitness & fun in my area of 24th & Fruitridge. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 01:01:06 EST Workout buddy needed!! Looking for a female to workout with. I have a calfit membership. <BR> I don't work and I have a 3year old son. I've been trying to get motivated <BR> And I just can't seem to do it. I'm hoping someone out there could use <BR> Some motivation just like me... Let me know!! Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:32:51 EST candy's new love Hi there, I'm a 43 yr old woman making positive changes in my life over the past few years. I've struggled with many addiction in my life, my current being cigarettes and food, comfort food, food for every occasion, especially when exhausted. Over the past couple of years I've quit smoking only to gain 10-20 lbs, than start smoking only to lose 10-15 lbs. It's been a pattern to go back and fourth. I'm taken a Nutrition class and my professor assigned us to track our food for three days, well ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 01:14:51 EST McKinley Park - Join our Fitness Team Join Mindbody Sacramento every weekday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. <BR> <BR> Come change your body structure and watch the inches fall off. <BR> <BR> We meet at McKinley park (35th and McKinley). <BR> <BR> Call Coach Heather or Coach Amanda for details. 916.835.4187, Web-link is below. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:50:28 EST New here (again) Hello everyone! <BR> I started this journey toward a healthier me last year. Got sidetracked midway due to surgery. I am back and ready to make some much needed positive changes! Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:17:17 EST 2014 Chat room Welcome to SparkScramento and to the place to come and chat in 2014! Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:14:50 EST Elk Grove area - looking for a gym buddy Hey there everyone, <BR> <BR> I live in Elk Grove and go to 24 Hour Fitness, aiming for 3-4 times a week. I prefer weight training (not too heavy, though, since I'm just starting out), but I'm open to other activities. I'm looking for a gym buddy to meet me at a local 24 Hour, preferably after work. Anyone interested? Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:02:51 EST Anyone in the Folsom area? I'm looking for fellow sparkers in the Folsom area. I've got one friend here who is interested in getting fit, but sometimes relying on her to come with me to the gym doesn't get me very far... I'd love to meet some of you! Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:48:23 EST Exercising with Dogs I recently move near the Sacramento area (Vacaville), and I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions on where to walk or hike with dogs. One of my dogs was attacked before we got him, so he has anxiety around unfamiliar dogs which rules out dog parks, but I like to do stuff where we both can get our exercise in. My older dog is fine with anything as long as she can stop to smell the roses, or a car bumper, or a lamp post. :) <BR> <BR> My boyfriend and I went to Davis a couple of weekends... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:48:03 EST Walking/jogging buddy I live in Natomas and looking for a walking/jogging buddy. I would prefer female, I live off Pebblewood....any takers? Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:20:33 EST Walking Buddy Hi! My name is Mari, I have been on spark off and on for the last two years. My weight has been creeping up and i am at a point where my mobility is starting to be affected and my health is really taking a turn. I am 28 and I need to lose over 150 lbs. I am looking for a walking buddy who is in similar shoes. I leave near Arden. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:21:20 EST Hello Everyone My name is Jamie and I am new to the whole Spark People thing... I want to try something new... I lost 150 pounds in the last two years and am now at a plateau... my goal is to lose another 100 pounds... All ideas are welcome... I am a believer of natural ways to lose weight instead of all the lose weight quick schemes... tried many and they don't work... I look forward in meeting you... thanks in advance and good luck to you all! :) Fri, 21 Jun 2013 02:43:57 EST Anyone in the Woodland/Davis area? Wanted to know if there was anyone in the Woodland/Davis area to get a walking buddy? Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:47:55 EST Downtown 24 Hour Fitness & Yoga buddy I am a member of the downtown 24 Hour Fitness gym and send my $$ every month, but only go myself a few times a year. I would love to find a fitness buddy to meet me there for workouts and yoga. At 58 years young, it is way past time. Mon, 27 May 2013 11:04:55 EST FitClub Invite ATTENTION: Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Children, Neighbors, etc... <BR> <BR> My fitness family would like to invite all of you to come and work out with us for free. Below is a schedule for anyone who may be interested: <BR> <BR> FitClub Schedules: <BR> <BR> Sunday - Curtis Park @ 9:00 a.m. <BR> (Corner of Sutterville Rd. & W. Curtis Dr.) <BR> <BR> Tuesday - Curtis Park @ 6:00 p.m. <BR> (Corner of Sutterville Rd. & W. Curtis Dr.) <BR> <BR> Wednesday & Friday - The Strip @ 6... Mon, 20 May 2013 14:29:51 EST I'm back to SP & would love a walking partner Hi, <BR> <BR> i was a not-so-faithful SP two years ago. Then got cancer, its done now but two years in bed takes a lot out of a girls strength and physical ability. Anyone in the downtown, oakpark, or tahoe park area and want to walk a few times a week? Sat, 11 May 2013 14:12:10 EST I'm looking for my goal getters... Hello everyone, i just signed up and looking for some ppl. Lynnette where are you? It's erma(tattoo) from bl. I don't know how to navigate through this site yet as right now I'm using my phone with a small screen. Well i hope everyone is doing great. Looking for ppl who are inspired and motivated to make a healthy change. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:01:38 EST Minimees Hi, I am in my mid 50s, female and would like to converse with others who have lost weight only to regain most of it back. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:38:50 EST Rusty Haley Just signed on with SparkPeople. Looks like a friendly and well organized site. I am looking forward to making progress on my 2013 goals. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 19:06:49 EST 2013 Chit Chat Room Please post here as often as you would like and let's get to know each other! Sat, 5 Jan 2013 21:09:52 EST Read blog 4 ways to eat what you want Read the blog 4 ways to eat what you want for the holidays <BR> Just go to blogs and press home. <BR> it is first today and may be second or third in a couple days Fri, 7 Dec 2012 13:08:52 EST 9 am Dec 15 Arden Fair Mall Snuzsuz and I are planning on having a meet up at Arden Fair Mall at the Sears inside entrance <BR> Saturday, December 15th. If you are thinking about coming ... Getdone and Smashy expressed an intrest... so who else wants to take a chance and see how many people are interested in taking a Spark People walk and finding something .... to enjoy while chatting. Tue, 4 Dec 2012 13:21:44 EST :) Hello Everyone!! <BR> <BR> I'm Mar, and This is my first time on Spark People... It seems like an amazing resource,and I'm really excited to start my journey to health!! <BR> <BR> I am currently around 280 lbs, although I've been told I look much less, and I don't feel like I'm 280 lbs. I love to swim, do Judo, and be active and busy in general, but unfortunately I seem to love eating even more. I tend to stress eat, especially when I get home late at the end of the day and feel the need to... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:16:47 EST Well Hello There! Hello everyone, My name is Laryn and I am 24 years young. I use to be a proffesional dancer and dance teacher for children and would love to get back to that. I have a 3 year old daughter, Part time job, Im a full time student, and a bride to be. I know my plate is full but I just want o stay on a healthy journey to success and could use a alot of guidance. I am pleased to meet everyone and Im trying to break out of my shell....:) Fri, 2 Nov 2012 17:05:55 EST CSUS students? Hi! Are there any Sac State students on here? I would like to see if I could get a group of people together to go work out at The Well or maybe take a class there. Let me know! I'm new to the area. =D Thu, 1 Nov 2012 02:46:07 EST How do you exercise in SacTown? Wondering what folks here do for regular exercise? <BR> <BR> I belong to a gym where I swim and do water aerobics 5 days a week . You? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> Sat, 6 Oct 2012 13:46:44 EST Sacramento: Free Faith Based Weight Loss Workshop Complimentary !! Workshop on Faith and Weight Loss <BR> <BR> Where: Faith Presbyterian Church, Sacramento Pocket area, 1.4 miles W of Hwy 5 on Florin West, this is in South Sacramento, take 5 south to Florin W, go 1.4 miles. <BR> <BR> When: 3-Part Series: Mondays Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov12 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm <BR> Who: Mimi Dixon Contact Mimi at for more info or to register (or show up). <BR> <BR> Cost: FREE !! Really <BR> <BR> FAITH AND HEALTHY WEIGHT-LOSS WORKSHOP <BR... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 21:44:40 EST New Today to site not dieting Hello Sac, <BR> Well here I go again. No new to dieting. Just this site. I have been doing the same thing for the last ten years. I diet from Jan to May, lost 30 pounds. Then eat like Hell from June to Now and her I am again. Gained 20 of it back. Need to lose 50 pounds and every time. I mean Every time i get to 200 I gain it all back. But not this time. I will go all the way. Hoep to find a running (jogging) buddy in the Natomas area soon. Well good luck to you all and myself. <BR... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 17:15:51 EST new to the site and to the forum. Hey guys! Fellow Sacramentoian. Born and Raised. Almost 26, Married, No kids. I made the account today for my college Nutrition class but figured I would stick with it. I lost 40 pounds on MFP but it died over there and got boring and then I fell off the wagon. Looking for people in the area to go work out with in the little time I have between work, my network marketing business and school. Anybody getting involved in any walks soon? I will be at the one for Diabetes and Autism (: Sat, 22 Sep 2012 15:59:26 EST Walking Buddy/Support in South Sac/Elk Grove?? Hi... My name is Brittany and I'm getting back into SparkPeople after a long hiatus. I've really lost sight of my goals and am hoping I can find someone who can help me be accountable. If I could find a walking buddy in the South Sac/Elk Grove areas or at least someone who can check in on me from time to time to encourage me to keep with it when I get discouraged, I'd really appreciate it. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:23:35 EST Greetings and Salutations Hey, are there any other working moms out there trying to "do it all?" Just wondering how you manage without tearing your hair out? I'm striving for some balance while keeping everybody happy and healthy at the same time. Any tips? <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you. <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Lytton Tue, 18 Sep 2012 01:39:51 EST Fall and Winter chit chat room. A place to come and get to know each other and chit chat about anything and everything! Wed, 12 Sep 2012 04:26:14 EST ARDEN AREA AND NEED A GYM OR WALKING PARTNER I am 25 and live in the arden area. I really really would love a gym or walking partner. I also live by Howe park and it is a really nice place to walk or jog but I also have a membership to 24hr. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:35:12 EST Sacramento Area Sparker has article on Yahoo <link><BR>dable-ways-lose-weight-183700110.html </link> <BR> <BR> Who is it?! Fess Up!!! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:29:20 EST Racquet sports Looking for people to play tennis and/or racquetball with. I'm just an average player. Mon, 3 Sep 2012 16:34:27 EST Saying Hello Hello everyone! I am new to the Spark community. I decided that it was time that I make a commitment to myself to get healthy. I have struggled off and on for the past fees years to keep the weight off once I have lost it. My goal is to lose 40 lbs. I am also looking forward to meeting new people who share the same struggle and looking for inspiration and encouragement as I begin this journey to a new me. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to meet you! Mon, 3 Sep 2012 16:11:13 EST New guy here, 26 years old, 2nd time losing 90lbs Hi everyone, let me begin by saying this will be the second time i have had 90 lbs to lose. i have been big all my life, but when i turned 18 and graduated high school, i decided i had had enough of being overweight, and for that summer i put my body through hell. Long story short, I lost 90 pounds and was down to a slim and very muscular 180lbs. I lifted a lot of weights while i was losing the weight, so my muscle tissue was not absorbed, as i was eating once a day, and a big 1300-1600 calor... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 19:57:27 EST Carmichael Relay for Life The Carmichael Relay For Life fundraiser for cancer research has been canceled due to low participation, organizers have announced. <BR> <BR> The event is a 24-hour gathering where teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around a track or path to raise money for cancer research. <BR> <BR> This year's event was scheduled to take place Aug. 4-5 at Gibbons Park. <BR> <BR> "For the last 28 years, the American Cancer Society has been cultivating and developing communities to ... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 20:45:19 EST Hey there!! Hey all, I'm Shelby and I just moved back to Citrus Heights (my hometown) after living in Phoenix, AZ for a couple years. Hoping to find some people to keep me motivated and accountable and people that want to do activities together now that I'm back home! Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:02:56 EST Folsom firecracker fun run   <BR> Race Details <BR> What: <BR> 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run <BR> When: <BR> Wednesday, July 4, 2012 <BR> Where: <BR> Lake Natoma Trails <BR> Folsom, CA 95630 <BR> (Start is at 145 Parkshore Dr.) <BR> Time: <BR> 8:00 am <BR>   <BR> $25 registration <BR> <BR> Going to be fun and going to be there! Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:18:23 EST Folsom area hikers or walkers Would like to start a once a month walk/hike group for those living in or near Folsom. We can share journeys, get some exercise and encourage each other. Just once a month, not a big commitment but can offer much. Possible bag lunch after sitting by lake or river. Sat, 16 Jun 2012 10:37:37 EST Walking/Running Buddy in Natomas I have been looking for a walking/running buddy in Natomas for months. I live near Truxel and Pebblewood. I work full time from 6:30-3:00 m-f. I just ran the Kaiser 5K last weekend. I am 53 and not a fast runner but want to get faster. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 15:50:55 EST Are you looking for money? I saw this on the news this morning..... <BR> .The City of Sacramento owes a lot of money to people that had refunds coming or for overpaid utility accounts.....they are NOT GOING TO NOTIFY YOU.... <BR> You should check the list for yourself and your loved ones to see if you can pick up a little something extra.. HURRY time is limited and you must act quickly. <BR> This is not a ruse.. it's a fact. <link><BR>laimedproperty.cfm </link> <BR> <BR> <em... Wed, 30 May 2012 10:48:39 EST 60-Something Newbie from Rosemont I'm happy to learn about this Sacramento team, and I'm wondering if there are any 60-year olds on the program. I sooooo badly need to get some motivation! I'm 50 lbs. overweight and have been this way for 20 years. I lose my motivation very easily but that's over and done with, I promise myself. I'm grateful I'm generally in good health with no particular physical ailments, but I feel unwell. I must move my body without hurting myself. I need to learn how to do all this from all of you! Wed, 30 May 2012 03:50:18 EST Hello from Pocket Hello, <BR> Gina from the Pocket area. Self employed in the tech industry. I sit all day for work and over 13 years has gained 50 lbs. Interested in walking buddies in my area. I live by the river. <BR> <BR> <BR> Gina Sun, 6 May 2012 13:32:00 EST Midtown Posse!! Hello everyone! This is attempt to do something about my weight! Glad to see local groups out here! <BR> <BR> Cheers! Sun, 29 Apr 2012 03:00:25 EST American River Parkway Half-Marathon & 5K 2012 The American River Parkway Half-Marathon & 5K is happening again on Saturday, April 28th! This is the 6th year this event has occurred. It starts at William B Pond park along the bike trail and the entirety of the race is on the bike trail. This will actually be my second year participating. I did the 5K in 2011 and this year I'll be doing the half-marathon! <BR> <BR> Just making sure the word is out there. I just checked online and space is available for both races still, but the half-marat... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 23:18:34 EST Any buddies in the Natomas area? Looking for a running buddy or even someone to chat with in the Natomas area. I have been running but it's getting pretty boring by myself. Wed, 4 Apr 2012 18:41:26 EST April 2012 Well, team, here is a place to come and chat about whatever anyone wants to for the month of April. Hope to see some of you on here:_ Mon, 2 Apr 2012 21:31:06 EST Citrus Heights/Fair Oaks area Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Trini. I live in Citrus Heights/Fair Oaks area. I have been on Sparkpeople site for 2 year although I have never been involved with the site other than signing up. I am motivated at this moment so I am going to run with it. Maybe this time it will sink in. I have about 70 lbs. to lose. I am hoping that I can lose it by my 50th birthday in August of 2014. That is my main goal but have decided to break it down into manageable portions. First goal is 20... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 17:59:15 EST Hello... I'm brand new to SparkPeople Hi everyone... I am new to this site. I am really excited about trying this, but so scared I am going to fail because I have a habit of sabotaging myself. I have been overweight my whole life and really want to get down to a decent size for my health both mentally and physically. I don't have much support from the people around me so I really could use some motivational friends to help me keep going. Sat, 24 Mar 2012 21:03:20 EST CURVES I was just wondering ...does anyone go to CURVES? Sat, 24 Mar 2012 04:11:44 EST Ready to do this... I'm ready to get serious about losing weight. I've been telling myself I want to be healthier for years but when push comes to shove, I like my bad habits too much to let them go. Hopefully some outside accountability will help me to hold my own feet to the fire. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 06:00:33 EST Spring into Action! Hey, Sacramento! Let's spring into action in March 2012! What actions are you taking today to change your lifestyle, or work towards a goal, or whatever you are doing in your life? Come here to share, or leave comments, and let's get to know each other on this team! Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:08:44 EST Newbie Here! My name is Lacey, I’m 23, & I live in Orangevale CA. I am new to Sparkpeople but have been dieting for years. I am now at my highest weight ever so obviously my dieting efforts have not been working for me thus far. However I feel things are about to change. I am now reaching out for help. I really have no one in my life to support me on my weight loss journey. I do have encouragement from friends & family but no one to understand the struggles I face on a day to day basis. I feel alone in th... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 15:16:36 EST HI! I'm Sue. I rejoined Spark People because I realize that I need to change and become a better role model for my kids. I've lived in Sacramento most of my life and most of my family lives here too. I used to like being active and working out...I need to find that zeal again. It's empowering to feel strong and better about myself...I need to get to feeling that way again. I have over a hundred pounds to lose but every journey starts with a single step. <em>30</em> Thu, 9 Feb 2012 16:37:59 EST Looking for a CSA I'm very interested in signing up for a CSA (community supported agriculture) subscription, but don't know where to start. <BR> <BR> Do you have any recommendations on where I should start? <BR> <BR> Wed, 8 Feb 2012 14:28:10 EST Hello my Fellow Spark People~ I stumbled across SparkPeople while online looking for a calorie counter, guess I found what I was looking for and so much more! Looking forward to making positive steps to a new happier, healther, and lively ME!! Good to be here with all of you fabulous Spark People. ~ CHEERS ~ Mon, 6 Feb 2012 17:39:52 EST Sparkpeople newbie Hello all, my name is Marquita and I and new to sparkpeople as of about a week ago. So far I am loving it and have already begun to loose weight. The trackers are really helping me stay focused on my workouts and getting in the minutes that I need. Of all the websites that I have tried I think this one will work best for me. I am excited about being a part of the SparkPeople team because I have had the hardest time trying to lose weight. Any support would be greatly appreciated and I wish ev... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 06:09:34 EST SPARK PEOPLE and FACEBOOK If you haven't read the latest news from SPARK PEOPLE. If you are on FACEBOOK... and you blog on SPARK PEOPLE.. they will be SHARED... unless you OPT OUT..... <BR> <BR> Please read the following... and then, if you DON'T WANT ALL OF YOUR BLOGS GOING TO FACEBOOK... Go to your spark page and OPT OUT... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal. asp?id=SP_STAFF </link> <BR> <BR> It is WORTH THE READ... be sure to scroll down and read some of the comments as well. <BR>... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 19:27:04 EST FREE Boot camp class! For women over 18 <BR> FREE BOOT CAMP CLASS! <BR> Saturday, January 21 <BR> 9:00 am <BR> Washington Elementary School <BR> 18th & E Streets <BR> Sacramento <BR> <BR> If you're interested, please RSVP to <BR> <BR> Bring a yoga/exercise mat, 5 pound dumbbells, and water. <BR> <BR> Hope to see you there! Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:22:57 EST 50 Day Challenge! I am 180 wanting to be 160 by Feb. 16. This will help motivate me and keep me accountable. I have a positive competetive bet going with my friend to see who can get the closest to losing 20 lbs. We are going on a cruise together with 4 other "skinny/healthy" girls. We want to feel confident and pose in pictures with them without feeling HUGE. I am looking forward to reading motivating, inspirational posts from all of you! <BR> <BR> *Kim* Wed, 28 Dec 2011 23:33:59 EST Holiday traditions Do you have any special ho;iday traditions Sat, 10 Dec 2011 11:54:00 EST Free Boot Camp Class Downtown Adventure Boot Camp is offering a free class: Saturday, December 17 at 10am. Washington Elementary School at 18th and E. Bring a yoga mat, water, and 5 pound dumbbells. <BR> <BR> I'm a student in this class and I love it! Come out and give it a try! Thu, 1 Dec 2011 12:18:16 EST Racquetball at Downtown 24 or Tennis Partner Hello - I've never played either, but I am willing to learn and I really like games so I know that I'd enjoy them. I don't have the rackets to either, but am willing to buy one if I can find someone who would like to play once a week. I mainly use the downtown 24, but sometimes Fulton & Hurley... but I'm not even sure it that site has a court or not. I'd go to either, especially if it's someone who I can compete against. I don't like being beaten, so I'll always try really hard to win. As... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 20:51:18 EST Team Stats There are almost 9000 members on this team and checking the stats less than 250 have logged any minutes. Lets get threm logged and show a strong team and if you need help getting moving let us know Sat, 12 Nov 2011 10:01:42 EST Celebrate VETERAN'S DAY HONOR OUR VETS - they have done a remarkable job defending our country. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>menu2011.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> vets eat free at CHILI'S today. <em>232</em> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 11:18:27 EST Really Struggling... I need support in my area. is there anyone near folsom and watt in sacramento i could meet up with to walk/exercise in the evening. i have lost over 50 punds since the first of the year, and now am slowly but surely creeping back up! Help me guys! Wed, 9 Nov 2011 12:52:42 EST January 2012 whole foods run January 22, 2012 whole foods in Roseville is sponsoring a run. It's a 13.1, 5k or 10k. Plus lots of goodies. I'm excited about joint race. Mon, 7 Nov 2011 23:36:52 EST Run to Feed the Hungry. Anyone going? Is anyone participating in the Run to Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving morning? It will be my first 5k. Thu, 3 Nov 2011 17:34:02 EST intro Hello everyone, my name is Elle and I live in the North Natomas area. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 12:26:33 EST Carmen here... Hey there! I'm Carmen and I found this great motivating website a few months ago. It has helped me to get a better focus on my goals. I'm 21 and from California. I grew up playing sports and the one's I played throughout high school were soccer, tennis, and basketball. I grew up with a dad who loved the outdoors and so my life also consists of rafting, hiking, zip lining, rock climbing, jet skiing, boating, get the picture haha So I have a pretty active family but we all know t... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:15:34 EST 24 Hour Fitness Downtown Sacramento Hey everyone my name is LJ im a 21 year old Jamaican American woman looking for someone who does their workouts at the 24 Hour Fitness downtown. I go every morning from 6am-8:30am. Looking for a workout buddy who has a good knowledge of weight loss how to achieve it and maintain it. I have lost 15 pounds with 35-40 to go. Who wants to workout!?!?!?! Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:42:52 EST Casey Hi everyone, my name is Casey, I just had a baby and I feel so fat, I just want to feel good about myself Thu, 8 Sep 2011 12:18:53 EST Fall Chat :-) The end of August is here along with Labor Day celebrations next week and the beginning of fall, so thought I'd start a Fall Chat section for us to check in with each other and chat about how we are doing, what we've been up to and any other good info you'd like to share w/your Sacramento Spark Peeps :-) Wed, 31 Aug 2011 10:46:28 EST lois102806 Hi, my name is Lois and I'm new to SP and have been on the program for two weeks, lost 6 pds, am very excited about this because I have a very hard time to loose! My doctor told me to count calories and I thought he was crazy, but, it really works! This program is awesome and so simple to track with, just getting started with the different sights and not sure what I'm doing yet, everyday I learn something new! Have a good day! Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:19:04 EST Woodlanders? Is there anybody out there from Woodland? Sat, 20 Aug 2011 23:22:34 EST Just starting out Hi everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. I just started dieting and edercising. I've gained 25lbs since last year, and it's definitely made me feel insecure about myself. I weigh 154lbs right now. I am hoping to get down to 134lbs by Halloween, and then eventually get all the way back down to 125lbs by the end of the year. I would love any advice anone is willing to give me about diet and exercise. Sat, 20 Aug 2011 19:30:21 EST Hello... Hey all! Finally getting into this. I've been on the site for years, but have never updated my page or posted anything....until TODAY. Even posted my first ever blog this afternoon! I might even put a picture or two up, who knows, things are changing... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 23:30:23 EST New to the forum Hi everyone, I am new to this site and this team. It's actually a little over whelming, but I'm sure it gets better. <BR> <BR> A little about myself, I have been on my weight loss journey for 75 weeks now, I began on March 2, 2010. I have currently lost 145 lbs. and went from a size 24 to a 12. It has been the best experience. I have 50 more pounds or less...but I have hit a plateau for about 2 months now....I had surgery in May and the doc advised I needed to slow down...I have not gained, ... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 15:15:26 EST Why two Sacramento Spark teams??? I am just curious. There are two Sacramento teams. Has anyone thought of combining them into ONE? Seems like a lot of the same people are active on both. Similar topics, events and challenges. I never know where to post! <BR> <BR> I am recommitted to weight loss and participating on Sparks once again is part of my plan. I am cleaning out teams and only keeping those I choose to be active in. And that means eliminating ONE of the Sac teams...but which one? I am posting this on both teams and ... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 20:27:40 EST What's up Sac Town?! Hey ya'll! I'm Alecia. I'm 26 and I live in South Sac. I just joined this site today, and I am very excited! It's nice to meet you all ; ) Sat, 30 Jul 2011 14:24:41 EST Gorilla Challenge - August 20th Has anyone ever heard of the Gorilla Challenge? <BR> <BR> From their website: "Gorilla Challenge is an “Amazing Race” style event, combined with “Fear Factor’” and the ”American Idol” where you and your team race to solve clues around the city, taking pictures in silly to crazy poses, completing fun/difficult/gross activities, hoping you either get the grand prize or at least mini prizes along the way, and having loads of fun!" <BR> <BR> Well I guess they are hosting one in Sacramento Augu... Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:12:16 EST Just Jogged for first time in 20 years Last night I went out for my nightly walk and got to thinking about how I used to go out for a nightly run. I used to run 3 to 5 miles daily and even ran a marathon once. A crazy idea came into my head to jog just a little bit so I did. I couldnt make it far before I was winded so walked and then again jogged. I did this several times during my walk and I have to say is GOD it felt so good. I was breathing hard and my shirt was sticking to me from sweating. I made a goal to eventually run a 5... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:00:38 EST K9 Karma Fest-Yoga for a good cause! Today! The K9 Karma Fest is a fundraiser for Chako Pit Bull Rescue! <BR> Sunday July 17th, that's today! <BR> <BR> 12:30 - 2:00 Yoga Class <BR> <BR> 2:00 - 4:30 Abundance Swap, Raffle, & Silent Auction (plus food & drinks) <BR> <BR> PRICE: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. <BR> <BR> YOGA CLASS: <BR> Ever thought about trying yoga? Maybe you haven't practiced for a while, or maybe you're an advanced student who'd like to try a new studio? Now's the time! A beginning level yoga class will be off... Sat, 16 Jul 2011 20:58:10 EST Hey Sacramento, Lets Get Healthy!!! Hey SparkSacramento, <BR> <BR> I go by LJ, I'm a 21 year old female in dire need of losing 50+ pounds to prevent the diagnosis of diabetes and to generally live a healthier life. It runs in my family and i truly want to avoid it and not become another statistic. I found SparkPeople through a classmate and I'm SOOOOO excited and addicted. I attempted weight loss before but could never stay committed, hired a personal trainer and everything. I currently have a membership with 24 hour fitness a... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 05:12:27 EST Pole Dancing Classes Has anyone done pole dancing classes? If so what do you think about them? <BR> <BR> In the past I had thought about taking a class but never pursued it. Then I saw the Sacramento Living Social deal for today this morning. <BR> <BR> It is for five Pole Dancing Classes at Sacramento Pole Fitness. <BR> <BR> Decisions, decisions... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 16:28:20 EST July Chat: 31 Days to Less Stress DANG! July is flying by peeps!!! (Sorry about getting the July thread started so late...) <BR> <BR> The July Spark People calendar identifies July for "31 Days to Less Stress". <BR> (see:<BR>ar_2007-07.pdf) <BR> <BR> After the last few weeks I've had w/my dad being in the hospital, and company for 3 weeks, I need some LESS STRESS DAYS BABY! Anyway if you have time, check out the July calendar and try to incorporate some of the less stress suggesti... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 15:35:22 EST Good Morning Sacramento! I am so happy to be joining your team! I have been on Spark for several years (and -70 pounds) and I am excited for the opportunity to get to know some local Sparkers! About me: I am a full time student/stay at home mom in Natomas. I am taking a break from being a social worker to finish a psych degree in the hopes of having a private practice someday and I have a 16 year old daughter who is wonderful even when she is driving me crazy. I am happily married and I love hiking and photograph... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:11:08 EST Hi ! my name is mimi Hi there,i eat healthy., i try to exercise 5 to 6 times a week..dealing with menopause is not fun... , all the fat I have , is around my waist line and stomach..need help. Fri, 8 Jul 2011 12:41:32 EST Susan B Anthony 5K - August 13 Hey Ladies: <BR> <BR> Anyone else interested in this 5K aka 3.1 mile jaunt around Glen Hall Park? Register before 7/14 and it's $25, after it's $35. <BR> <BR> More Info and registration page: <link><BR>596 </link> Thu, 7 Jul 2011 15:32:43 EST 4TH OF JULY FUN RUN <link> </link> <BR> CHECK OUT THE ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THE Sacramento SPARKLES TEAM .... <BR> <BR> Anybody planning on taking it in? <BR> <BR> FUN RUN 4th OF JULY SACRAMENTO <BR> BUFFALO CHIPS RUNNING CLUB <BR> CHECK OUT THE WORKOUTS LEADING UP TO THIS RUN............. <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 22:29:27 EST Fitness Rehab Bootcamp $25- LivingSo I just found out that Fitness Rehab will be featured on on Tuesday, June 28th.The promotion will run for 24 hours (1 DAY) beginning at 5 am. The deal will be priced at $25.00 for one month of UNLIMITED bootcamp use. After purchase, you have 6 months to redeem it (great gift idea). There will be bootcamps for ALL levels. You must register with Living Social in order to be offered this great deal. Register today - Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:36:28 EST So excited to begin my weight loss journey! Hola! My super incognito online alias is OneTwenty120. Pretty clever, huh? I am still not comfortable using my real name so until that day comes, OneTwenty120 it is. <BR> <BR> This is not my first weight loss journey, my friends. In fact, I think I've signed up on Spark People (SP) multiple times, only to delete my account after a few months of shameful inactivity. Well, not this time, I say! In the past, I have gone into my "journey" without really believing I could do it. What kind of sta... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 16:56:16 EST heLLO all :) My name is Gabriela, and I am really nervous about being here. I'm not used to being overweight, and even looking int he mirror disgusts me. I am trying really hard to stay posotive about it all though! I am motivated and eager to lose weight not only for my self image, but most importantly for my health! Diabetes and high cholesterol/BP runs in my family and I don't want to get to that point. I am really looking forward in embarking in this journey with all of you! Mon, 6 Jun 2011 20:02:40 EST June Chat: 30 Days to an Active Lifestyle Can you believe that June is here!? Well it is, so its time for a June chat thread :-) <BR> <BR> The June Spark People calendar identifies June for "30 Days to an Active Lifestyle". <BR> (see:<BR>ar_2007-06.pdf) <BR> <BR> As we know, many of our health and weight problems that we face today are related to a lack of physical activity. Although we're "on the run" during the day, we're sedentary as we drive, work, watch TV and use the computer. On ... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 18:28:54 EST Hi Hi! My name is Lanitra...I'm 25. I moved to Sacramento in Dec after my divorce. I have 2 girls who are 2 and 6. I'm at a place in my life where I am starting over and I just really want to start over as a happier person. I want to feel better about myself and teach my girls how to make healthier choices. My goal is to lose 10 lbs by July. I need to lose a lot but i figure its better to start small. I would love to find a diet/work out buddy. Sun, 29 May 2011 14:38:00 EST Women's Fitness Festival 2011 5k <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I plan on registering for this event! Whos' down? <em>213</em> Thu, 12 May 2011 23:37:09 EST vcary57 cary for short I have Multiply Myeloma which is a blood cancer. I never realized that there were so many types of cancer in the world and I had to find a rare one. I have been over weight for 30 years at one time I was 310 lbs now I am 270 I have been trying to loose for 20 years and the most I have loss is 80 lbs but gained most back. I have stayed at or around 265 until I found out about the cancer. I have not loss weight with chemo like everyone said I would. It seem to be the best way to loose at first ... Wed, 11 May 2011 12:22:42 EST Hi Everyone Hello, my name is Irene. I have been a member here a while but never really used the tools. I mainly get the motivational stories in my email and makes it easy for me to read while I'm on the treadmill or elliptical. Now I have decided to start a blog about my weight loss journey. I hope this helps me lose the last few pounds I have been trying to lose for the last 4 months Wed, 11 May 2011 01:02:41 EST New to SacTown As the lingo goes. <BR> <BR> Hello all, I just recently moved to Sacramento from Houston. I've been an off and on user of SP but as the lbs are starting to find their way back to my tummy and hips, I figured I'd better do something about it. <BR> <BR> Plus being in a new city without real life support is difficult. So I thought why not become more active on SP and possibly meet people in real life! <BR> <BR> I love to bike (for pleasure), I'm a Turbo Jam/Turbo Kickbox fan and just order... Tue, 10 May 2011 13:10:23 EST Please post daily exercise points and team totals. 5/8 <BR> <BR> my exercise: 45 minutes <BR> team exercise: 45 minutes Mon, 9 May 2011 17:50:41 EST Welcome new team leader: XTMONT! :-) Hi Spark Sacramento Team! <BR> <BR> I am so happy to ask everyone (yes all 8,000+ of you) to welcome new team leader XTMONT! <BR> <BR> She is an official "Spark People Motivator", an 'American River Half Marathoner' and a Sparker who's "snack monster" profile pic puts a smile on my face every time I see it :-) <BR> <BR> Be sure and stop by her Spark Page to say hi, congratulate her about being a 'half marathoner' (be sure to check out her May 1st blog about the run), and share any sugges... Mon, 9 May 2011 10:56:18 EST Moving it in May! What exercises are you doing and for how long and how often? <BR> Let's see if we can get Sacramento in the top 10 cities in May! <BR> Post here what you are doing for exercise and don't forget to log it in your fitness counter so that Sacramento gets counted:) Sat, 7 May 2011 08:12:40 EST Welcome new team leader: SNUZSUZ :-) Hi Spark Sacramento Team! <BR> <BR> I would like everyone (yes all 8,000+ members) to welcome new team leader SNUZSUZ! <BR> <BR> She would love to do a challenge that we might have fun with and help us each to stay on track. So please send her any and all challenge suggestions that you might have or have had fun with on other Spark Teams. Be sure to visit her Spark Page and say hi. <BR> <BR> In addition, please consider being a team leader with us and help us spread the Spark! <BR> <em... Thu, 5 May 2011 22:13:24 EST is any1 a student at csus or go to crunch fitness ????.. would like a workout buddy Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:43:29 EST APB: for new SparkSacto Team Leaders! Morning all, <BR> <BR> As some of you know SMASHY1 stepped down as a Team Leader recently, which leaves little ol' me by myself -and as anticipated I'm feeling a bit lonely.... <BR> <BR> SO, I've decided to send out an All Points Bulletin/APB for Spark Sacramento team leaders! WE NEED YOU!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I need you so I don't feel so lonely and the team needs you for some new ideas and perspective on how best to serve the Sacramento team. So whether you've been a long time member or you... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:17:25 EST Zoo Zoom Hi All, <BR> <BR> Is anyone going to run in the Zoo Zoom this Sunday, April 10? I am, it looks like a lot of fun. Hope to see you there!! Here's the link: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 18:24:53 EST Hi new member! Hi my name is Hong. I'm new here but I would love to build a support group. :] Wed, 30 Mar 2011 18:21:34 EST Hill Training in Sacramento. Hi I've been trying to incorporate hill training into my running workouts. Any runners out there who know of a good location? Wed, 30 Mar 2011 15:26:54 EST BREAKING INTO SPRING - SECRETS chat for April I read a very impressive blog by one of MY favorite people this morning and have taken liberty to post it here. In hopes of generating some REAL INTEREST in our team and taking care of our bodies please share here any thoughts you might want to add to our 'SECRETS' chat for APRIL................ <BR> <BR> SPARK MEMBER <BR> WILLBOYWONDER's Recent Blog Entries <BR> <BR> <BR> Secrets to Losing Weight <BR> Wednesday, March 30, 2011 <BR> I hadn’t posted anything in quite a while. I decided... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:06:05 EST Hello I am still new to Sacramento, been here 2 months today actually. I'm socially awkward, so I find trying to find ways to make friends stressful. I enjoy a range of games and puzzles. I love learning about sustainable living and hope to garden successfully once I have a backyard to do so (trying to find that magic 'me' house on the market). I hope to be an active and supportive member of this group :) Fri, 11 Mar 2011 01:21:46 EST Sign and Run !!! There is a sign and run at Maidu Park on March 20th at 9am. (Roseville) It is a $5 entry fee. It is their very first one ever so should be interesting :o) <BR> <BR> My ASL class will be there to do some balloon animals and face painting...(it's a festival type thing too, I think) <BR> <BR> So...anyway...there's a very inexpensive fun run and I hope to see some of my fellow Sparkers there!!! <BR> <BR> HH Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:10:14 EST any young adults from sac on sp? Hi, just joined the group looking to loose around 20 to 30 pounds .. live in northern sac Sun, 6 Mar 2011 17:40:08 EST Back again. Hi! <BR> <BR> I've been back several times in the past few years. I've mainly gotten a lot out of the recipes and food planner, but I need to build and start some sort of exercise plan. Is anyone still subscribed to this thread and posting? I noticed the dates of posts to this team were kinda far apart. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I need to start a walking program and am looking for someone else interested in doing the same. I live near Howe and Fair Oaks Blvd. Hopefully I'll find a few special someb... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 01:04:20 EST MARCH CHAT - march,march, march keep it moving Post items here to share with other sparkers - your thoughts, successes and roadblocks. <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <em>441</em> <em>440</em> <em>437</em> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 11:34:33 EST FYI - Sacramento Perks - California Family Fitness Deal is over now, sorry... <BR> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 17:14:30 EST Ladies Bike Event in Davis, March 17 Ladies Bike Event Night March 17th! Sorry Guys; ladies only but please tell the ladies in your life about this great event. <BR> <BR> March 17th 2011 6pm-9pm <BR> B & L Bike Shop and B & L Too..are hosting a special night just for us ladies. <BR> <BR> A Night that's all about YOU and not just the bicycle! <BR> <BR> Wine, Chocolate, Cheese & Crackers <BR> <BR> Just for showing up you get a free raffle ticket. Plus you can increase your chances by purchasing more which helps out a good caus... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 00:13:05 EST hello I am Carmama I am Laura , I am 45 years old, i am disabled with RSD. I am over weight. I met a nice lady customer who told me about this site. So far I like it. I do keep a food journal so this is good. I need to get myself motivate., I go to the gym with my daughter 22 who is also opver weight. I feel funny because people look at me on the machines only liffting 10 pds. I try not to look but it is hard. My daughter always make sure that I'm not going to hurt myself, if she see me on a machine that I real... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:45:02 EST February Meet up for a healthy heart Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6-8pm <BR> Arden Library, Meeting Room <BR> 2443 Marconi Avenue <BR> Sacramento CA 95821 <BR> <BR> Join Sacramento Sparkles Team members and other local Spark friends at the February meet up and sharing session. This month we want to share our experiences "EXERCISING W/MUSIC & DANCE". PLEASE BRING any/all samples of music, instruments, dance steps & videos that you have enjoyed while you exercise or just uplift your spirits. We will have a CD player, a computer laptop, ... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 00:29:19 EST Hi Everyone! Hi Everyone! I'm so excited about joining sparkpeople and eager to meet new spark buddies. I was able to lose weight last year for my wedding, but I soon gained some of it back, so I'm hoping to lose the weight I gained and to also get down to my goal weight. Nice to meet you all! <BR> Winnie Sat, 5 Feb 2011 02:16:32 EST Susan G Komen -2011 RACE FOR THE CURE - MAY 7 <BR> heCure/EDH_SacramentoAffiliate?team_id <BR> =154206&pg=team&fr_id=2085 <BR> <BR> We have a team up and running for the 2011 RACE FOR THE CURE May 7 <BR> <BR> check out the link to sign up with the team 'FOR THE GIRLS' <BR> Some of us have participated with this team and we had a great time. It's such a worthy cause. <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Feb 2011 11:34:09 EST Public Running tracks? Does anyone know of any measured tracks (800 meters or the like) that are open to the public? Thu, 3 Feb 2011 22:06:58 EST Be sure & check out SLIMKATIE'S 1/31 video blog Be sure & check out SLIMKATIE'S 1/31 video blog "journey of 125 pounds", it is awesome!! <BR> <BR> <BR> ypage_public_journal_indiv <BR> idual.asp?blog_id=3978432 Thu, 3 Feb 2011 21:56:17 EST BE SMART TO YOUR HEART - February chat Hi team, another month come and gone already in 2011 we are in FEBRUARY!!! <BR> <BR> This thread is our new daily chat room and we will be concentrating on being SMART to our HEART for the whole month. <BR> <BR> Come here to join in our chat and learn what you can about being Smart to your Heart. <BR> <BR> There is a link here to the Sparkpeople 28 Days to a Healthier Heart Calendar. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>276</em> <em>129</em> <link><BR>r... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 09:37:57 EST Hello! <em>213</em> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 18:36:56 EST Hi I am here because I need to get healthier and I think this site is going to help me to do that. I am doing my best to remember to log my food and my exercise. I think this is fun so maybe I will stay on track. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 19:04:05 EST Starting my New life.. Hey ...I am super new to Spark page.., my doctor reccomended it to me.. it is great. I am loving how i can track all my goals and carb and cal intake each day, it is making my diet so much easier.. I think alot of us have some of the same goals.. I am 20 living in Sacramento, and my husband and i want to start have children soon, but i want to be fit and healthy before pregnancy. I dont want to pass my bad habits on to my children. I have never been skinny, but i am completely determined to ... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:25:29 EST CHAIN LETTERS not acceptable I recently received a chain mail on my SPARK PAGE about being a 'beautiful person'..You probably got one too. <BR> The thought is terrific and I am guilty of passing it on to a few of my spark friends. HOWEVER, it is not acceptable behavior to others and here is a note, that was posted on our TEAM FOR SPARK LEADERS....from Coach Jen. <BR> <BR> "Hi everyone <BR> <BR> This is just a friendly reminder to please not pass along "chain" type SparkMails or comments on your SparkPage. There's one... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:17:35 EST I'm BACK!!! Hello....My name is Vanessa. I live in Northern Cali and have 3 beautiful children.....15 year old son and 10 month twin girls. I joined SparkPeople for the support and tools to help me lose the 50+ lbs. <BR> I am a Sparkie drop out.....I started in November and lost about 7 lbs but then I got off track in December over the Holidays. I went out of town for Christmas and have been off track since. So....I decided to jump back on the wagon and start my DAY 1 all over again. Wish me luck... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 03:19:12 EST January meet up with SAC SPARKLES Jan 31 6 p.m. Arden Fair Mall <BR> <BR> check out the: <link><BR>.asp?resource=9508 </link> <BR> <BR> If you can make it please R.S.V.P. Greatly appreciated. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:39:33 EST NEW LOOK TO YOUR START PAGE You may have noticed you have an UPDATED start page, and all of the information you have used before is still there - but it has been re-arranged. And in addition to the INITIAL CHANGES.. there have been a couple of tweeks to make even more people happy. <BR> <BR> Here is what was posted on the leaders team.... <BR> <BR> "Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Based on your feedback, we made two changes to the new Team page functionality launched today: <BR> 1) Under the scrolling Team Stream on the rig... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:34:50 EST Meg39a Hi I am very new to this forum am would like to say hi. I am trying to lose around 40 pounds this year. I lost 50 pounds last year without really trying and hit my plato so figured with the help and support of everyone I might just break through it. <BR> <BR> I have two daughters and 6 Grandchildren ages 16 through 9. They are all active with school. My daughters are both going to college, one is Masters headed and one is Bachelors headed. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 15:22:18 EST Bootcamp Groupon is back! This time the offer is $45 for two weeks. This camp changed my life, changed my weightloss, and totally turned my head around on exercise. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-camp-sacramento?utm_campaign=adventur<BR>e-boot-camp-sacramento&utm_medium=emai<BR>l&utm_source=newsletter&c=btn&addx=xtm<BR><BR>nterleaved_sidebar </link> Sat, 8 Jan 2011 12:25:24 EST Going to call myself a marathoner. I have a pretty lofty goal in my life....I turned 58 in August and was reminded that I will be 60 in 2 short years. I am sick of being overweight...having no energy and generally being very unhappy with my physical health. My goal is to take 1 year to lose weight and rejuvenate my health. When I feel physically able I want to begin training in long distance running. My ultimate goal is to run in the California International Marathon in December of 2012. I will be 60 at that time and that w... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 21:06:51 EST STARTING YOUR NEW YEAR The new year is upon us and we are probably thinking that there are those 'resolutions' to contend with. Now is the time to firm up your plans for 2011................ <BR> <BR> First Steps to setting your intentions: <BR> <BR> 1. Get clear about something you want and write it down. <BR> <BR> 2. Share your intention with someone in a way that will supportively hold you accountable to taking action. <BR> <BR> 3. Do something today to demonstrate your commitment to your intention. <BR> <... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 11:36:57 EST hello I just joined a couple of days ago. I am working on being healthier. I have lost about 40 pounds on my own and hit a wall. I joined SP because it has a lot of helpful tools and information. I started running and enjoying it very much. I plan to run the 1/2 marathon in March. Although I'm a little worried because I will be training for it on my own.I need to stay actively motivated. Fri, 24 Dec 2010 17:39:30 EST It's going to be a busy month - CHAT FOR DECEMBER Let us know here - of any exciting,fun or challenging things that you are doing for the last month of the year. Events you might want to attend or share with others. Places to see in the cold brisk winter. Or places to stay warm. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Dec 2010 10:57:50 EST New to SP Hello...I signed up on 11/16 and started logging my food and exercise on 11/21. Looking forward to reaching my goal with the support of SP. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 23:48:25 EST Greetings, and Salutations. Ok, I'm not really good at introducing myself. It usually goes something like this: 'Hello, my name is Raven............ *hears crickets*........' <BR> <BR> So, I guess this is me, saying Hello! <BR> <BR> ~raven Fri, 12 Nov 2010 18:44:19 EST Blog "Simple Gift" JAY75REY posted blog "Simple Gift" which I enjoyed and thought others might as well. <BR> <em>148</em> <BR> <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3764033 Sat, 6 Nov 2010 01:26:32 EST Local "Turkey Trots" <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Our Thanksgiving dinner is going to be much smaller than the norm (Usually 20-30. This year only 5 of us!) and both my hubby and I want to stay on track by eating healthy and not indulging in "the meal of all meals" in the way we have in the past. <BR> <BR> Now, I am registering us for one of these two walks as well...I figure if we do the 5K, we can have a little dessert (though... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 01:41:33 EST Obese I've known for years, that based on my BMI, I am obese. When I wasn't doing anything about it/ignoring my health I pushed this fact to the back of my thoughts. When I felt bad about myself, I felt like I wore the label on my forehead. <BR> <BR> I was thinking about the word obese yesterday, while I was working out on my elliptical and happened to glance down on my arm. At first I thought "that is the arm of an obese woman", but when I finished my workout I thought "I'm obese, but I'm doin... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 18:57:41 EST hi everyone my name is onica, and im new to im looking forward to getting a lot of help with losing weight Tue, 2 Nov 2010 23:05:16 EST ELECTION DAY NOV 2, 2010 This is SACRAMENTO. The capitol of CALIFORNIA. <BR> The place where rules, provisions and taxes are created. <BR> <BR> DID YOU VOTE TODAY? <BR> <em>652</em> Tue, 2 Nov 2010 14:36:06 EST Ammy9 I'm back, this time with a different life situation and goals and a positive mindset. I don't know what to put on this so I'll just leave it at that. Time to go enjoy the sunshine! Tue, 2 Nov 2010 13:14:10 EST I can't believe I let myself go.... Hello All! I'm turing 30 very soon and just viewed pics from an annual I've struggled with deciding if I'm going to embrace my curves or do something to get healthy for years. I've also had a bunch of false starts. I'm REALLY good at just about anything (for two weeks). <BR> <BR> So, I've decided: I'm ready to do something to get healthy. I really want to do it this time, so I'm going to form a realistic plan and reach my goal. Mon, 1 Nov 2010 17:00:00 EST "POTLUCK & CRAFTS" MEET-UP, Tuesday Nov 30th If your dance card isn't too busy this month, consider joining the SacSparkles team for a potluck and sharing our crafty-creative side with each other. <BR> <BR> <em>148</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, November 30, 6-8pm <BR> Arden Library, Meeting Room <BR> 2443 Marconi Avenue <BR> Sacramento CA 95821 <BR> <BR> Join Sacramento Sparkles Team members and other local Spark friends at the November meet up and sharing session. This month we want to have a "POTLUCK & CRAFTS" meet up. Pleas... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 15:42:44 EST Hi, there! Hello, fellow Sacramento Sparkers, my name is Brook! <BR> <BR> I just joined the site today and I'm excited to get started! I would love if you all could help me keep that excitement alive. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know all of you! Wed, 27 Oct 2010 14:42:29 EST Hello =D I'm somewhat new to SparkPeople and just now getting serious about weight loss and really living a healthier lifestyle overall. Looking forward to meeting, encouraging and being encouraged by like minded people. =) Wed, 27 Oct 2010 01:11:50 EST Tell us a little bit about YOU If you are new, or have been here a while - tell us a little bit about you so we can get to know you. Thu, 7 Oct 2010 14:24:26 EST WEEK ONE DONE! i finished my first week of sparks and i'm down 3 pounds! after two babies, i got lots to go. Mon, 4 Oct 2010 12:15:28 EST Is Yuba City close enough? Well, I used to live in North Natomas. How's that? lol. My name is Nancy, I live in Yuba City, and I teach in Marysville. I am divorced with an 18 year-old son. <BR> <BR> I had gastric bypass surgery in July of 2005. I lost 150 pounds, which was too much. At 5'6", getting down to 111 was scary. Now I'm up to 159-ish, and I would like to get to 130. I like to walk and go on the elliptical. I really want to ride a bike, but I have never found a seat that is confortable. Any suggestions about t... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 15:56:32 EST New Bootcamp Classes in El Dorado Hills Area Hi team! The Bootcamp classes I go to three times a week is looking into expanding into the El Dorado Hills area around the first of the year. They were hoping to do it sooner, but didn't have enough registrations. I don't work for them, but I've enjoyed these classes so much that I told them I'd spread the word in any way I could. Here's some basic information: <BR> <BR> Meet Adventure Boot Camp <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Downtown Sacramento Adventure Boot Camp is THE outdoor fitness progra... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:20:38 EST Today is my first day I am 44 yrs old, a wife and father to 2 great kids. I am tired of not feeling nor looking good. I want to be around for a long time so I can see my children grow old and rock on that porch with my hubby when we are old. <BR> I have started many times to lose my extra weight. I am know this time will be the last time as I will succeed this time around as I ma NOT going to buy any larger clothes!!! <BR> Holly Wed, 22 Sep 2010 19:46:13 EST CHAT ROOM FOR FALL If you have something you want to talk about or have a question that needs an answer, post it here and we will see what we can some up with in the way of a solution. It's wide open. Sun, 5 Sep 2010 23:54:18 EST Sacramento Older Women Shared Housing Meetup Group Hi...just wanted to announce that there is now a group called Older Women Shared Housing <BR> <BR> Here's the link <BR> <BR><BR>-Housing-Meetup-Group/ <BR> <BR> <BR> There are lots of advantages to living together as we age, chiefly, of course, low housing costs and the opportunity for companionship at a time when it may be growing harder to find. <BR> <BR> So please check it out. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.... Sat, 4 Sep 2010 13:16:52 EST New to group Hello. Looking for walking and/or work-out buddy. I live in West Sacramento, and work in Natomas. Am currently a member of California Family Fitness. Mon, 23 Aug 2010 20:08:18 EST SAC-SPARKLES AUGUST 30TH 'GOOD BYE SUMMER' MEET UP SAC-SPARKLES AUGUST 30TH 'GOOD BYE SUMMER' MEET UP <BR> <BR> August 30, 6-8pm <BR> Arden Library, Meeting Room <BR> 2443 Marconi Avenue <BR> Sacramento CA 95821 <BR> <BR> Join Sacramento Sparkles Team members and other local Spark friends at an August meet up and sharing session. Please come and share your favorite "Spark" finger-food, cool summer snack, goodies from your garden and any suggestions for eating healthy & getting our exercise in for September. <BR> <BR> If you can pleas... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 03:57:20 EST Does anyone belong to Fitness 19? My boyfriend and I are looking at a nice, clean, safe, local gym to join. We have heard a lot about Fitness 19 and the low monthly dues. We are aware that they are a dry gym and do not offer swimming pools or showers, but that is perfectly fine with us. We used to belong to Cal Fit and ended up leaving because we didn't want to continue to pay the high dues and never used the pool or showers there. <BR> Any input would be wonderful! :) Fri, 20 Aug 2010 18:28:11 EST Furlough Friday get togethers? So furlough Fridays are back....anyone from this team making plans to get together on one of them? <BR> <BR> Weekends are often hard for me because of family and other commitments, but my Fridays...they belong to ME and I would love to find people to hook up with! Fri, 20 Aug 2010 17:06:10 EST New to this but not to stress~ Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am a single mother of 1; I work a full time job in which I commute to work daily. In the process of buying a house and determining if I want to get married again. Stress is not new to me and is a big part of my fluctuating weight gain/loss. I am determined to get into better physical shape than that when I was in my 20's. I am in my early 30 somthing's and want to lose the love handles. Primarily not having things jiggle where they should be. =) This is an... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 18:02:41 EST Spark People and SPARK AMERICA You have probably seen the announcement on the Spark pages, and I thought I would share this mail I received from Coach Jen about the new connection: <BR> <BR> "Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> As you might have read in SparkGuy's blog, we've launched a new version of SparkAmerica. You can read the announcement below: <BR> <BR> <BR> urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3496067 <BR> <BR> In case you aren't familiar with SparkAmerica, it's a way to track your fitness m... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 22:04:15 EST Missing Person in Sacramento/San Fran, California <link><BR>1635.html </link> <BR> <BR> My sister-in-law was last seen on Friday in Sacramento, CA. She might be in San Fran now. Please check out this link for pictures and info. Thank you so much. Wed, 4 Aug 2010 13:52:50 EST GREAT SN&R Article...and more <link><BR>t?oid=1383421 </link> <BR> <BR> I so hope this link opens. I thought this was a GREAT article. Even though I am not a native, and in fact now live in Folsom, I lived in Sac for over 20 years, and still work downtown. Can relate to SO many of the things mentioned! Sun, 1 Aug 2010 02:02:44 EST New Sac Area Need a walk buddy My name is Megan.. New to the Sac area just moved from Germany area I'm recently separated, and here to make a positive change.. I've been wanting to lose the weight for awhile now, but this time its for three people, me,myself and I... :) Looking for a evening walker, LOL this so sounds like a dating ad..haa haa..27 just looking for a female in the 25-35 age range to go walking with??? Any takers? Sun, 25 Jul 2010 01:06:10 EST Race for the Arts August 28th This is a 5k race aimed at providing funds to local arts programs. You choose what arts organization or school arts program to raise funds for. I'm running it for Christian Brothers High School Visual and Performing Arts programs. <BR> Here's the link for those of you who want to give it a look-see: <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 20 Jul 2010 17:47:51 EST Interesting resource I found out about this in a class I took this year. <BR> <BR> You can send yourself an email IN THE FUTURE. You post yourself a message, like how wonderful it is to be able to buy NORMAL size clothes now, and post the message anywhere from a few days to up to 50 years in the future. <BR> <BR> At the appropriate time, it will send the message back to you! <BR> <BR> The principle we talked about in class is to tell your brain that you have already accomplished your goal by that point in tim... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 13:08:49 EST July 27th Tues 6-8PM-"Finger Food Meet Up/Sharing" Hi all, <BR> <BR> Please consider stopping by and connecting with other Spark People from the Sacramento region on Tuesday, July 27th from 6-8PM. Just swing by for a minute or two to say hello or bring some finger food goodies to share with folks and stay for an hour or two! <BR> <BR> The Sacramento Sparkles Team is hosting the meet up and will be providing paper plates, utensils, cups & drinks. <BR> <BR> Below is the announcement I'll post on the Official Sac site & our regional site.... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 23:54:17 EST Hello! I just joined yesterday. I was actually in search of a site that could help employees at our company start a weight loss challenge. My boss recommended looking at this site, and though I'd heard of it before, I'd never checked it out fully in detail. I'm not overweight, just looking to improve my muscle tone, and make my skinny jeans too big! Fri, 9 Jul 2010 17:07:02 EST bike path etiquette I was always taught that you were supposed to be on the right side of the road (baring extenuating circumstances) regardless of your mode of transport (foot pedal motor). Sidewalks get a pass, but what about bike trails? I just did a 45 minute ride mostly on a bike trail, and the vast majority of walkers were on the left side of the path. I could see this if it resulted in walkers seeing the oncoming bike and moving to allow the bike to pass, or at least not block the entire lane, but it d... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 16:03:49 EST Hi all, Just joined a BOot Camp and restarted Sparks... I'm sticking with it this time! Have a good day! Elizabeth Tue, 6 Jul 2010 12:47:40 EST OPEN CHAT - FOR THE SUMMER I think for the rest of the summer, we will just have one continuous chat thread. It might make it easier for people who don't come in here often to keep up. It might even be easier for newbies to find, and less threads to go through. If it becomes too messy just let me know and we can modify it. Thu, 1 Jul 2010 09:44:27 EST Warrior Dash for Northern California I found out about this via Men's Fitness, and who could resist something advertised as "The Weirdest Freakin' Day Of Your Life?" <BR> <BR> This is being held in Zamora, not too far from Sacramento, and it's Oct. 30, which is usually the sweet spot between the rainy season and summer temperatures: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>cal.php </link> <BR> <BR> Check it out and see if this might be for you! Tue, 29 Jun 2010 20:29:13 EST Beating the heat I've got a few excuses not to exercise right now, but the one I'm sure I share with y'all is the heat. What are folks doing to beat the heat and keep up the healthy lifestyle? Tue, 29 Jun 2010 16:07:54 EST Shameless Plug I am volunteering this week for my Tdd's HS JROTC TNT fireworks both. <BR> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> If you are interested in stopping by and helping support these wonderful kids, please spark-mail me and I will happily share the location of the booth with you off board. <BR> <BR> Have a happy and safe 4th of July week(end). Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:32:32 EST I have a question.. ...(Newby) I have lost almost 3 pounds, I'm very excited....ecstatic, really. But, I can't find where to record that on SP site? I know, I'm sure it's right in front of me, but I'm getting frustrated. This SP is eat so much food...and lose weight!! How fun is that? Sun, 27 Jun 2010 11:28:42 EST Run for Independence, Elk Grove July 3rd! It's a 5k/10k for the local Food Bank held in Elk Grove Regional Park. I'm doing the 10k. Anyone else gonna be out there with me? Fri, 25 Jun 2010 14:53:02 EST Has any one used the gym California Peak fitness on Watt Ave. in North Highlands? <BR> <BR> There $$ seems a little steep for our budget but they are the closest to our house. While it might be a few months before I can consider trying a gym again, I want to start the search & review process now. <BR> <BR> ***edit add**** <BR> Also can anyone tell me about CalFit it's a little further than peak fitness but 2nd closest that is not a Curves. Especially what their pricing is like for single/family. Thu, 24 Jun 2010 12:13:30 EST Just checking in Hi! My name is Theresa. I have been using Sparkpeople for almost 3 months now and have not posted anything yet. Guess I just didn't know what to say, but I am so happy with this site and with my results so far that I just decided I should share. <BR> I started using Sparkpeople about a week after i decided that i had reached my limit and had to do something! My weight had climbed to 198 lbs! ( And since I'm only 5 ft. that is a lot) i was finding that I was having difficulty with pains in m... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 23:39:22 EST Adventure Boot Camp - $35 on $35 for 12 Intensive, Outdoor Boot-Camp Sessions at Adventure Boot Camp ($199 Value) <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 17 Jun 2010 11:52:12 EST Merrell Down & Dirty Mud Run 10/31/2010 OMG this just looks like so much fun & I actually got my husband to sign up with me! Talk about some fun (and dirty) together time <em>342</em> <BR> <BR> It just sounds like a fantastic fun day but also a good time to go play in the mud while challenging the body (remember when getting dirty was fun? I still remember begging my mom to go play in the mud & we knew we were NOT allowed back in the house until we had been hosed down lol ;) <BR> <BR> <link> <... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:26:19 EST Weekend filled with friends/family festivities.. I just joined sparks and now its my first weekend and a busy one. I've been doing well so far and am afraid of how i will push through this weekend with so many temptations. Any Ideas???? Fri, 11 Jun 2010 22:41:16 EST Jaime - New Member. Hi! I just joined today. I am a avid road cyclist and am looking to lose weight to improve my hill climbing. I live in Sacramento CA and am always looking for people to ride with. Currently my average speed is 12-14 miles/hr. I like longer bike rides. I just finished America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride around Lake Tahoe. I was tired but it was great. <BR> Take care, Jaime Wed, 9 Jun 2010 15:00:42 EST Doing okay, but need more accountability... Health and fitness has always been on my goal list, but finding the time (and courage) to find someone to keep me accountable has been a fear of mine. Fear or failure, maybe? The last 2 years have been emotionally hard, but I'm ready to get back in the game instead of sitting on the sidelines. <BR> <BR> A lot of factors involved: High Cholesterol, high triglycerides, been overweight for a while, have not utilized my 24 Hr. membership to it's fullest potential (though I enjoy it once I g... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 23:56:27 EST Urban Cow 1/2 Marathon, Relay & 5K 10/03/10 Not until the first Sunday in Ocober but still looks like a lot of fun :) <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I am not quite ready for another 1/2 marathon so I am signed up for the 5K run/walk....the fun part is they will link to your Facebook page and post when you finish lol <BR> Mon, 7 Jun 2010 14:12:35 EST Here I am Hi. My name is George and I am fat. Isn't that how this is supposed to start? Anyway, I have been on this journey for my entire 47 years and feel that it is a life thing, not a now thing. The changes I am making are meant to be life-long, although finding acceptable replacements for ancient habits is proving more difficult than I had anticipated. I believe that my biggest hurdle is the lack of support I feel (I know my friend support me, but I seem to be a bit needy and whinny and . . . ... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 11:43:35 EST Open June chat - a safe place to play Feel welcome to drop in anytime and let us know how you are doing. No requirements, no subjects, no tests.. Just fun. <em>9</em> Mon, 31 May 2010 22:36:16 EST Patricia i just had thyroid surgery in april 27th this year still recovery from it.. Wed, 26 May 2010 17:28:37 EST Why hello there. The name is Ashley, I'm 21 and I live in the midtown area (which is sandwiched between downtown and east Sacramento, if you didn't know!) I'm making a commitment to myself this time around. I'm trying to become a correctional officer with the state, and I realize now that this whole process is directly tied into a huge part of my prospective future. <BR> <BR> I've struggled with body issues since as early as kindergarten, though I wasn't even significantly overweight until I was about 18. L... Wed, 26 May 2010 13:03:00 EST San Francisco's Bay to Breakers Race Has anyone ever done this race? My sister wants us to train to run in it next May and I'm just curious what it is like. I was there in San Francisco years ago when it was taking place and all I can remember is that there were LOTS of NAKED people running down the road...LOL!! Only in San Francisco! I'm curious if anyone else has experienced the race...I'd appreciate any info. <BR> <BR> Also, there are quite a few walks/runs in the we, as a SparkTeam, ever try to get a group toge... Tue, 25 May 2010 12:39:03 EST SACRAMENTO JAZZ JUBILEE If you want to get movin' and groovin' to some terrific music this MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND check out the Jazz Jubilee. Something for everyone there. <link> </link> Fri, 21 May 2010 13:36:11 EST Three Things to Eat After You've Overeaten Pretty interesting: <link><BR>weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_t<BR>ips/3_antidotes_to_overeating </link> Thu, 20 May 2010 16:12:04 EST The Elk Grove 5K Run 5/15/10!!!! On May 15th there is going to be a 5k run in Elk Grove. I am not from Elk Grove but I have participated in their previous run and it was really cool. If you would like to join here is all the info for that <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> or send me a message for more details. <BR> <BR> Hope to see someone there from the Spark!!!! Tue, 11 May 2010 02:39:43 EST No longer lurking! Just wanted to say hello! I've been hanging around here for a while off and on. Turning over a new leaf, being more committed to it now and making this work :) Mon, 10 May 2010 00:13:34 EST Fleet Feet Sports' Women's Fitness Festival-06/06 Sorry Guy's its all about the girls on 06/06...Sacramento's largest 5K run/walk to benefit WEAVE. <BR> <BR> Entry Fees <BR> <BR> $33 on or before May 21, 2010 <BR> $38 on or after May 22, 2010 <BR> <BR> (Girls 12-under receive a $10 discount) <BR> <BR> FYI that it is Limited to the first 3,500 registrants. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 7 May 2010 13:32:44 EST I'm going to need some motivation! Hi everyone! I'm Trisha... 25 years old and I have 3 kids. My daughter is 7, my sons are 4 and 9 months. I have always had a struggle with my weight but now I am DONE being overweight. I need to lose about 40 lbs and NO clue about how to do it the right way. Any tips or stories about how you are doing it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much! Wed, 5 May 2010 17:13:52 EST American River Trail I biked the AR Trail from Watt to the Folsom Dam. The trail was beautiful, although a little hard to follow on a couple of turns. <BR> <BR> It was a good hard ride. I'm glad we went up hill on the way in. I'd hate to do that last hill at the end of the ride. Mon, 3 May 2010 11:18:27 EST MAY - chats A place to share whatever is happening on your journey to a healthy lifestyle, questions or comments that need answers or a place to come and meet new friends. <BR> <BR> Please join in. Everyone is welcome. Sat, 1 May 2010 10:28:48 EST PAY IT FORWARD Looking forward to hearing YOUR AMAZING RESULTS from your PAY IT FORWARD day. Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:44:13 EST Hi everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Diane, 21, and a college student in sacramento, ca. I'm here to find a healthier lifestyle for myself and hopefully get to know a few motivating people who can keep me in line when times get rough. Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:59:36 EST Does anyone do dance class in the Elk Grove area? Hi! I found a great place to exercise, that doesn't feel like exercise at all! If you're in the EG area, check out D2DR (Dance 2D Rhythm dance studio) on Laguna Blvd, behind BJs Restaurant. <BR> <BR> Tanya is the best! I go there 3 times a week, and she kicks our butts every time! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nisha <BR> <BR> PS: I think u can get a free class if you're a first-timer. Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:43:21 EST Hi Why did I join ok to be honest I have known about Speak People for a few months now. But the first time I had looked at the site it just overwhelmed me. To much to do ƒº I didn¡¦t want to put the time in. But I had heard how very wonderful it was so I got the spark book at the library was wonderful. I took the book back and bought my own copy. Then I knew that I had to go back to the site and take another look. It has been wonderful so far this website has everything I need not only to lose t... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 14:08:41 EST April showers bring May flowers Did your good intentions in March get 'shot down' by the return to cold and wet weather? How can we help each other get back on track? If you were among the lucky, tell us how you maintained. <BR> <em>27</em> <em>67</em> <em>87</em> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 09:49:38 EST First step to a new, healthy me! Hello SP community! I am 34 and a new mother. My baby is 1 month and I am desperate to lose weight. I must confess I am already at my pre pregnacy weight, 172lbs, but my goal is 137lbs. I look forward to sharing my journey with you all. Tue, 23 Mar 2010 03:26:18 EST Hello New here, mom of an almost 1 year old, with much to lose and not much energy. Hello all! Thu, 18 Mar 2010 13:11:30 EST March of Dimes March for Babies 4/24/10 Is anyone planning to do this? I do it every year. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:45:19 EST Newbie in Natomas Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to this site and looking forward to new adventures in healthy living. I hope to be supportive to other members and share tips about healthy living. Thu, 11 Mar 2010 00:28:01 EST Becky's New Car - B St Theater We just saw this play last night and I have to highly recommend it. It's funny and includes audience participation. <BR> <BR> Basically it's about one woman's mid-life crisis. <BR> <BR> I believe the ticket price is $12-18, so it's a bit more than a movie ticket, but since every performance is unique, it's well worth the price. <BR> <BR> We had dinner at Celestin's Carribean Restaurant using my Entertainment card and after tax and a generous tip, the tab was just $20. Along those sam... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:14:00 EST Just Joined Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to Spark People though I've been on my healthy-lifestyle change since January 1st. So far, I've lost 25.5 pounds. My final goal is 100, so I have a ways to go, but I am feeling great about my start so far. <BR> <BR> I just completed the C25K program and I'm going to continue with running as my main excercise goal. I'm planning on participating in the Sacramento Zoo's Zoo Zoom race (the 5K) in April. <BR> Mon, 8 Mar 2010 16:28:00 EST Walk 'N Rock for Kids - 5/30/10 Help Hope Productions Foundation bring hope to our community's children's charities. Join us for the 2nd annual WALK 'N ROCK FOR KIDS Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Raley Field in Sacramento. The event will kick off with a morning 5K walk involving families, local businesses, walk teams and supporters. Participants will walk and raise funds on behalf of our 2010 Nonprofit Partners and Nonprofit Associates. There is NO FEE to register before 5/22/2010. Participants over the age of 11 who register aft... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 12:12:44 EST cardio kickboxing in sacramento area? Hi. I'm looking to take a cardio kickboxing class 3 times a week. I live in the Arden/Watt area and looking for something close but not at the gyms. Does anyone know of somewhere that has these type of classes (besdies CA fitness and 24 fitness)? Sun, 7 Mar 2010 22:04:25 EST new to everything! Hi, I'm new to the team! I live in Elk Grove but it looks like that Spark Team is dead, so I thought I'd join a team that looks supportive - and this one does!! <BR> <BR> I've new to weight loss and fitness. I'm 32, married and have three children. Within the last few years, I've been trying to figure out what would make me happy. Finally, I've put getting healthy and looking great at my number 1!! <BR> <BR> I've decided so far that I like walking, yoga and am trying some strength train... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 14:05:09 EST Hi ^^ Nice to meet you all and I hope you are all enjoying your fitness adventure. It is a crazy ride no matter where you are in it. <BR> <BR> To introduce myself, I think I was born to be on the move and I love anything active, adventures, outdoors and crazy. I especially enjoy endurance sport and weight lifting. I am vegan so that alone took a lot of research and really helped develop my love of gaining knowledge in nutrition. <BR> <BR> My ultimate goal is to complete a full Ironman. Shor... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 18:29:00 EST A message from Coach Jen Coach Jen posted the following request on the Team Leaders board and asked us to pass the info on to our teams: <BR> <BR> "Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Recently we've had a number of issues with members posting copyrighted information- primarily in their blogs. The original authors have been contacting us, asking that their work be removed, or properly cited, or in some instances they want to be paid for the fact that someone else is using it. <BR> <BR> I'm asking that you pass along this rem... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 15:23:09 EST Salmonella warning I just want to forward a warning from another team I am on. <BR> <BR> Please make note of the recall due to Salmonella contamination that may affect a number of products on the market distributed by Earth Island, including packages of tofu, veggie burritos, faux chicken, and other products commonly used by vegetarians and vegans. Read more here to see a list of the affected products: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.htm </link> Fri, 5 Mar 2010 09:46:35 EST Inspiring blog I was really inspired when I read SWEETERINA71's Jan 2, 2010 blog and thought others might enjoy it to. Check out blog: "I'm Not The Resolutionary Kind" <BR> <BR><BR>l_individual.asp?blog_id=2683680 <BR> Tue, 2 Mar 2010 13:39:24 EST A Diabetes event in Redding Held by a Sparker: here's the link: <BR><BR>geboard.asp?imparent=18559299&imboard=4 <BR> <em>345</em> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 16:34:42 EST March Madness - express new hopes for Spring HERE Another month upon us. Done with February and rolling into spring. Do you have plans and promises, hopes and desires as the city turns into a wonderful blooming paradise? Share them here. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <em>214</em> <em>126</em> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 10:09:12 EST Just out of curiousity I love this website and since I started, my life has pretty much been revolved around it. I can;t wait to track my food and enter my fitness minutes or see what someone has posted on my page. But I'm realizing that I need to restart my life. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone had any leads on work in sacramento? I've been looking for months with no luck. <BR> I started with veterinary clinics (I am a veterinary assistant) and had a couple interviews and no parade. Then I started with pet ... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 16:29:03 EST Workout Buddy 24 Fitness in Elk Grove. Elk Rrove-Florin Rd location <BR> <BR> pref. a female between age 18-35 <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Feb 2010 13:39:04 EST Sacramento County is Ranked 32 out of 56 Counties! <link><BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=636107 </link> <BR> <BR> We need to step it up! Wed, 17 Feb 2010 11:59:26 EST I'm Am So Almost There and Ready to Begin....... Hello, I am Sherri, single mom to 3 kids, ages 8, 10 and 16. I have had successes in the past with weight loss through Weight Watchers and through Curves, however, they didn't stick ultimately. When I went through my divorce starting a few years ago, it's when things slowly started to go downhill emotionally and started just not caring what I was putting in my mouth anymore you know. I consider myself a true Emotional Eater for sure. I am also probably my own worst enemy when it comes to ... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 12:17:35 EST Happy Day to You! My Intro Hello, I just recently found this site and am just beginning to figure my way around. <BR> <BR> I'd like to tell you a lil bit about myself as introduction. I'm a 55-yr-old female who has struggled with various health related problems for many years, including weight issues. I have been disabled for about 5 of those years. Not being able to go out on my own, or drive, or enjoy life, has been very difficult for myself and my whole family. I have 11 grandkids (5 grown kids) and 3 kids still a... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 15:46:41 EST Hello, Sac Folks! I'm new to SP but I'm liking it so far. LOVE the iphone app! Glad to see so many people in Sacramento on here. Let's motivate each other! <BR> Thu, 11 Feb 2010 18:30:33 EST Good Bye and Step Down Hi All, <BR> I am sorry to say I no longer feel I can lead this team. I have moved to San Diego (so I'm not really Sacramentan anymore). Plus I've been a horrible leader.:( I am glad that I was able to be a part of the team though and hope everyone is still sparkin! <BR> Jay Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:11:24 EST Natomas Newbie Hi everyone! I'm new here (to SparkPeople), and I live in Natomas. I see there are a few members also from Natomas. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by all the things I will need to change in my life, but at the same time, I'm ready to make those changes. I'm looking for workout/walking buddies in the area. And also just some words of encouragement sometimes. <BR> <BR> A little about me: I'm 39, I'm a single lesbian mom of two young kids and I work full time, M-F. I like to do just abo... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 19:42:39 EST A Diet That Makes You Thinner and Prettier From WebMD: <link><BR>iet?ecd=wnl_wlw_020610 </link> Sat, 6 Feb 2010 15:11:13 EST kimmist hi everyone im kimmist an i need to lose 100+ pounds Fri, 5 Feb 2010 17:05:07 EST HEART HEALTHY - February Chat Heart related talk accepted here. It can be anything from your own healthy heart or your HEART THROB. Tell us about how you plan to keep your heart <BR> happy to last you a lifetime. <em>122</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2010 20:44:04 EST I'm new and need advice! Hey all! <BR> <BR> I'm Jill, and I recently had a baby (5 months ago). He's starting to eat solids, so I figure its time to start the weight loss journey. So far, I've lost 4 pounds in one week. I want to stay on track, but my husband and I are going out to dinner for the first time since the baby was born. We are going to Caballo Blanco, a typical mexican restaurant, and I want to stay as close to healthy as possible! Any advice on what to order? Sat, 30 Jan 2010 13:13:35 EST Super Bowl Run? I signed up for the Super Bowl Run on 2/7. Is anyone planning on running? This is a new race this year on the CSUS campus. Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:02:31 EST What am I doing? Hi. I am new to sparkpeople and have no idea what I am doing. My mom and my sister rave about this site and that I needed to go check it out. So here I am. If I learn how to do this correctly, it looks like it may actually work. :-) I need to lose about 50 pounds to be healthier and happier. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 23:30:45 EST Question: How to cut the cravings? I'm having a hard time cutting my craving and i'm beginning to over eat; getting back to my old habits. <BR> And if that isn't bad enough I'm having a hard time finding the nutritional informational about the food in my colleges dinning commons....How do y'all cut the cravings, avoid over eating & what do you do when you don't know the nutritional value? <BR> <BR> Thanks for your help. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:06:21 EST New member Hi I'm Lori and I actually live in Woodland. I've only been here a week and it's been fun. My goal is to run a few 5K's this year with decent times and next year I'd like to run a half marathon. Not being a runner I'm not really sure about the training. Can anyone give me some pointers? Sat, 23 Jan 2010 10:33:57 EST Valentines day 5k run I was wondering if anyone here is doing the Valentines day 5k run near the country club mall on Watt ave? I've decided that I'm going to run several races a year, and one big one. My goal will to improve my time each time I run a race. I was wondering if anyone here has run it before, or is running it this year? Thu, 21 Jan 2010 17:38:31 EST Oh my gosh.... what have I gotten myself into??? Okay so here I am!! I can't believe I am actually going to publicly track my weight loss progress but hey, then again hopefully that will give me motivation! I have been mad at the world of weight loss ever since I gained back the 55lbs I lost a few ago so I think I have been sabotaging my own efforts. I just really want to be able to have more energy, feel better and be able to wear anything in my closet!! I dont think that is to much to ask for! So here it goes... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 18:36:07 EST Joining a winnig team! I am totally getting excited! Just signed up...bought The Spark for my Kindle and getting ready for a great week! This will be informative, fun and motivating! Sun, 17 Jan 2010 15:45:56 EST Elk Grove 5k run. Who is with me??? Hello everyone, just wanted to tell that there is a coming 5k run in February 21 st in Elk Grove. If you would like to join here is the site if you would like to check it out. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> YOu have to print a appl. and register. Look for the February 21st run. There is going to be a total of 4 runs this year in Elk Grove. Planning to be there on all four. <BR> There is also some other information about other runs that you might be interested.... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 04:42:10 EST Plans for MLK weekend? Just wondering if anyone has any plans for the up comming MLK long weekend? <BR> <BR> My mom and sister are planning on coming here from Napa Vally to hang out for a couple of days but other then that, I dont have any plans. Tue, 12 Jan 2010 10:48:45 EST Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, May 8 For the third year in a row, we are going to do the walk in support of breast cancer research....hoping to find a cure. <BR> <BR> Our team "For the Girls" has been registered and I have attached this link for those who want to join us. It is an AWESOME those that walked last year can attest to. <BR> <BR> There is a one mile walk, a 5K walk/run (timed or untimed) at Cal Expo. You can make your choice on the day of the event. <BR> <BR> I have an injured foot right now, and my ph... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 14:49:14 EST BOOT CAMP 2010 Post your results for the boot camp workout here. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 16:49:29 EST New to this Hi everyone... my name is Heidi, I am 24 and live in the northern part of Sacramento, and have been here for 7 years. I have a daughter that just turned 1 two days after christmas. I gained way too much weight during my pregnancy, and need to get it off, and be a healthier person. I love jogging and running, and am going to try and run the Shamrock half marathon in March. That's my short term goal right now. I hope to loose 65 lbs this year, but I'll just take it one day at a time. I would lo... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 23:32:01 EST January Chat - HAPPY NEW YOU.. This is a general chat thread, just jump in and let us know you are with us. This team continues to grow in strength and numbers. June 27, 2009 = 4,297 <BR> and now we are 5,181 strong. We can make a difference in our own lives and those of others. <BR> Make this a great year. Make it the best ever for YOU. Wed, 30 Dec 2009 13:03:18 EST