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8/3/12 10:51 A

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Hi, I have lived most of my life in CA, La Jolla, Riverside, San Jose, Freemont, San Bernardino, Ontario, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar. I have probably forgotten a few places, but live in Georgia right now. I want to lose 40 pounds and get to 150 pounds. I have just stared having organic vegetables delivered to my house on a weekly basis so just keeping up with eating all of them is my way of dieting. Now to stop eating foods that are counter productive to me and stop going out to eat. I have started walking and doing ab exercises, so that is a beginning. I have also placed a picture of myself when I was thin up on my desk as a reminder of my plans to lose weight

Goal 1: lose 40 pounds
Goal 2: exercise daily, or walk
Goal 3: Stop eating foods that counter act my weight loss.




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4/17/12 10:30 A

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Hi!
Born in LA way back in '53 and grew up in Palm Springs. Moved to Mississippi in the late 90s but my heart belongs to CA. My goals are to lose about 136 lbs (15.5 are gone already), control my diabetes and get up, get moving. So far, doing pretty good on all three but I know if I slack one little bit that I'll go back to where I once started. Working on beginning a new life for myself...something I've never done before!
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2/15/12 4:40 P

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Hi everybody,

I was born in Los Angeles in 1962 (yeah, I just turned 50!) and lived in Cali all my life until 2007 when we moved to Arizona...in 2009 we moved to Indiana. (Hubby teaches college English. Have to go where the jobs are!)

My goals...um let's see. I have lost 35 lbs. in the past 4 years and have about 30 more to go...get off and stay off diabetes meds (my last A1C was 6.4) and get back into my size 8 jeans that are in the cedar chest....and wear a bikini at the beach!! My mom lives near Palm Springs and I hope to get out there again this summer...drive to Orange County for Angels games and Huntington Beach...woo hoo!!! I DO miss going to the beach!

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2/14/11 7:16 P

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One of my best friends in high school has lived in Sunnyvale since the mid 60's. How much fun for me to chat with other CA natives. Hope you all are having a Happy Valentines Day.
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2/14/11 4:16 P

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Welcome Brenda! You and Gretchen were childhood neighbors, practically!
Me: born in Mt. View CA and grew up in Sunnyvale before my family brought us up here to Far-Northern CA in the late 1960's.
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2/11/11 10:53 P

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How neat. I was born in 1946. We lived in the same area at the same time. I lived in Richmond for a time prior to going to school. We lived in what was called the "housing units". As I recall they were like four-plexes. My dad worked at the Alameda Naval Air Station.

We moved to Concord when I wa in the 5th grade. A little further from the bay and therefore a little warmer. LOL




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2/11/11 8:51 P

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I was born in Albany in 1944. Lived in Richmond, San Rafael then moved to Vacaville when I was 5. Didn't get very far from Albany.

Gretchen Muller
Oroville, California

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."


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2/8/11 8:08 P

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Hello Fellow Califorians, My name is Brenda and I am a CA native although I now live in Kansas. I was born in Albany in1946 and lived in San Pablo until 5th grade when we moved to Concord. I am excited about joining this team.

My three current goals are: (1) exercising a minimum of 30 minutes per day; (2) keeping a daily food journal; (3) keeping calories at or below 1400 calories.

I'll be looking forward to participating on this California Natives team.




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1/30/11 2:42 A

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emoticon claudia!
Your goals are do-able! Cutting out soda is a huge one, and, as u are probably already seeing, will help you accomplish your other goal(s). Keep at it!
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1/30/11 2:09 A

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NEW HERE!! My name is Claudia i'm 28yrs old. Born in Glendale,CA raised in Walnut Park,CA

my 3 goals are:
Lose 50 lbs by my b-day (Aug)
Be a size 16 :D (being realistic here) :D
Stop drinking soda (I've been very good with this one)

Because of this site and the people here I know I can do it :D

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4/29/10 10:50 P

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awesome goals! I need to do more crunches! and yeah, it makes sense, what you said: you're a third generation native!

check out this slide show on portion size... Relevant to other foods in addition to fruits and veggies...

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/slid
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4/25/10 11:34 A

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Hi,
I'm new here ~ native daughter of a native son of a native son. Does that make sense?
Just getting started........
My goals are
Take a walk every day
100 crunches & 100 reverse crunches every day
At least two fruits & vegetables every day

(Hey, is there a listing anywhere on SparkPeople showing what constitutes a Serving of various fruits & veggies?)

Anyway, glad to be here, starting the journey!

Every choice makes a difference.

Keep your eyes on the objectives, not the obstacles!

Control it or it controls you.


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4/15/10 12:42 A

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ditto Gretchen's post below!! If I could weigh even below 150 by the time I am in my 60's, I will have defied both maternal and paternal genetics!

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4/11/10 11:12 A

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My three "new" goals"

1. weigh in the 120's by June 21st, my 66th birthday
2. do 90 minutes of some kind of fitness every day
3. eat more fruit and vegetables

Gretchen Muller
Oroville, California

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."


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4/11/10 12:22 A

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Welcome, all!
My three "new" goals:

1. weigh in the 130's by my June 27th wedding
2. maintain consistent strength training 2x a week
3. get 8 hours of sleep each day(night)

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AMBUDMAN's Photo AMBUDMAN Posts: 9,677
2/27/10 11:58 A

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Glad you joined us. emoticon

Gretchen Muller
Oroville, California

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."


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2/27/10 1:09 A

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I'm a newbie here to this team. Just found it and thought I would definitely join this one as I am a fourth or fifth generation native Californian! I was raised in both southern California and northern California and have lived in California all of my life except for a short 9 months in Oregon. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from USF (loved it there!) and even though I do not live in SF I love it and go over there about once a week as I am only a 2 + hour drive away! But I have traveled the entire state and have relatives from one end to the other and love it all! Love California and am proud to be a native!

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2/18/10 3:17 P

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HI NEW TODAY JUST WANTED TO SAY I LIVED IN SAN JOSE ALL MY LIFE LOVE IT !
I'M A DIABETIC ON INSULIN.
BEEN MARRIED COMING UP NOW ON 38 YEARS WENT TO SAN JOSE HIGH SCHOOL.
I HAVE 7 GRANDKIDS.
MY GOALS
1. PORTION CONTROL
2. GETTING FIT AND READY FOR DAUGHTERS WEDDING
3. WALKING MORE

HOPE TO MEET YOU ALL

AMIE

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{¸.•´+*+AMIE+*+*+{¸ ;.• .•*¨}.•* .**+* SORRY ABOUT CAPS NOT YELLING VERY POOR EYE SIGHT DIABETIC +++++ HUGGS

Stop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street.
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NEVER LOOK DOWN AT ANYONE UNLESS YOUR HELPING THEM UP!
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This life is yours. Take the power
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2/17/10 10:34 A

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My 3 goals

Move daily
no sneaky eating
be positive

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1/2/10 11:25 P

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Well, these may change after I get into my copy of "THE SPARK", but for now (and for 2010):

1. EAT LESS BREAD. period.

2. EAT MORE VEGGIES AND FRUITS.

3. TRY Wii FIT consistently

4. WEIGH in the 130's by my June 27th wedding

Ok. If ya don't see my ticker moving much, send me a sparkmail or visit my page and leave me a "get your bootie moving" comment!

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10/7/09 12:43 A

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Hey Gail, WELCOME TO CA!
I live in Redding. Give me a holler when u get here! I can answer loads of questions. Team member CARINMARIE is also living here in Redding.

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9/3/09 9:09 A

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Hi, my name is Gail and I'm not from CA but am planning to move to Redding CA in Jan and was looking to connect with someone from the area for information on what it's like to live there for a young family and for fitness goals support. I thought there was no better way than to ask native californians for advice on moving there. So please excuse me for being on this forum as a non-native.

I live on the east coast and have been here for many years. My husband and I are excited to move to Redding but we don't know anything about it. I'd be so grateful if anyone could help me with information. If I could email you privately, I'd get off this forum since I'm not a CA resident :-)

Thanks.


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8/18/09 11:51 P

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Now that school has started:

1. stay out of the staff room
2. stay out of the staff room
3. stay out of the staff room

!!

(too many tempting treats in there on a daily basis)

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7/23/09 2:19 P

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Thanks everyone. Re-reading people's goals keep me motivated!!

for now, me:

1. Eat organic
2. Eat local produce
3. Maintain current level of fitness, once school starts!

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5/17/09 8:14 P

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Hi, I'm Therese but my co-workers call me T and it's kinda stuck. I like it...

I'm a born and raised So Cal. native in the Newport Beach, Costa Mesa area. Only spent slightly less than 4 years in Texas and ran straight home.

3 Goals: 135lb.s by the end of this year, or sooner
walk a 1/2-marathon in October in San Fran.
successfully incorporate a daily work-out

T



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Hi, I'm Wendy. I currently live in Montana. I moved here 3 1/2 years ago. I was born in Sacramento, CA. I moved around alot as a child, mostly in CA. By the time I graduated from high school I had attended 21 schools. As an adult I lived in Sacramento until my move to Montana. All my family still lives in the Sacramento area. I go to visit usually once a year.

My goals are:

get my bodyfat to 15%.
Keep my joints healthy
Compete in a figure competition next year



"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow" by Doug Firebaugh

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I'm also in central Ca my goals are:

Lose 80 lbs
Travel to Europe
Find a new job

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

-Beauty catches the eyes... "But a beautiful personality" **Touches the heart** ****************************
-La beauté accroche le regard... "Mais une belle personnalité" **Touche le cœur**

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4/29/09 12:31 A

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Hi, I'm Darlene I was born in Turlock, moved around quite a bit both as a child and as an adult for my husbands job. I now live in the central valley again. My goals are to lose weight, become healthier, and become more confident.

Each Day is a New Day, A New Beginning


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3/21/09 1:44 A

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well, I will admit that after giving birth to baby one and then the twins (all 15 pounds of them), I had abdominoplasty to remove all that sagging "twin skin". The stretched out skin created an "apron" that went down to my thighs! I got down to 115 lbs after they were born, and that extra stretched out skin just doesn't bounce back. A happy day it was to have my surgery! Still, I have about 25 to 30 lbs of fat I'd like to lose, and to get down from 29.7% body fat to 23%. I don't think I'd ever want to do bodyBUILDING, persay, but just get supertoned!
Fat be gone, first! At age 45, it's getting harder to do!

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3/20/09 9:28 P

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AFter having kids, the only way I could ever do a figure competition would be after plastic surgery. Either that or I'd need super suit to hold in my stomach and lift my chest! LOL!


--Debbie

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Hi Val and Deb!

All great goals! I would have to say that I sometimes have a "fantasy" that I will enter a figure competition; not a realistic goal at this point, or at least not one that would be attained in any short amt. of time. If I can meet my top goal: (lose 30 more lbs),then I might strength train more seriously. Who knows?

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Hi, I'm Debbie. I was born in Walnut Creek (Northern) and even though my family moved a lot and so did I, I've been back in California now since 1997. No matter where I've lived, I've always been a Californian.

My goals:
-Run a half marathon this year
-Reach my goal weight in the next couple months
-Wear a bikini with pride!


--Debbie

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Hey Lisa! Nice to *see* you again. So you basically grew up in the Redding area, not the Bay Area, eh. OK -- three major goals now:

~ begin water aerobics
~ consistent strength training
~ maintain daily meditation

Now who's gonna' hold me to it??? Oh no...it's up to ME??????

Peace Out,
Maha


Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
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3/18/09 1:14 A

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I'm Lisa in Redding, CA. I was born in Mt. View CA (bay area), but have lived here in Redding for the last 40 years. I'm a 7th generation native. I have a goal to:

lose 30 more pounds
focus more on my yoga practice (at least 3 times a week)
implement daily meditation more regularly

What about you?
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