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7/2/13 11:16 P

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Hello? Anyone here?

Hi! My name is Renee' and have lived in Renton for 6 months now. I fully admit that I am lazy and hate working out. I think that it is due to foot and knee problems cause I know that I need to work out, but whenever I do, I hurt so bad that I can barely walk. My husband tries to be supportive and helpful (he has a BA in sports therapy science), but I know that he gets aggreivated with me cause I get the same way with myself.

I am 36 almost 37, married with 2 kids and a fur baby. I am a Stay-at-home mom and love it. I scrapbook, sew, and do misc. crafts. I am also in the process of trying my hand at making jewelry.

Please free to add me as a friend or check out my profile. (I am just getting back to using this site, so I am heading there next to update it.)

Renee
Proud Army Wife
Proud mommy to 2 wonderful kiddos!


My mini goals and rewards are the following:

5 pounds lost = buy a new book.
10 pounds lost = buy 1 pair of new workout pants.
15 pounds lost = buy 1 new top to work out in.
20 pounds lost = buy 1 new pair of shoes.
25 pounds lost = buy 1 new purse.
30 pounds lost = get a new haircut.
35 pounds lost = get a manicure/pedicure.


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6/25/11 10:57 A

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Howdy, all! My name is Amanda, and I live and work in Tukwila, and do my recycling and Group Health visits in Renton. The one Sparker I've physically met (through the Seattle team) lives in Renton, and we went for a couple of walks a ways back. I have a membership at the LA Fitness gym by Southcenter, and am heading there in a few minutes. I've lost 38 pounds with SP since last fall.

I'm kind of bummed that there isn't much activity on this team. The last intro post on this thread was over a year ago. Any folks interested in becoming co-leaders to maybe breathe some life into the team? I launched my own team in February--the Babysteps Brigade, and I became co-leader of A Gathering of Goddesses in April (I think it was), so I have some experience--but not much time to devote.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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6/10/10 1:12 P

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Welcome everyone! I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and I hope we can really motivate each other!

It's never too late to do what you should have done!


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DAMONK76's Photo DAMONK76 Posts: 155
5/17/10 2:03 P

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Too bad gym cost so much to join. I've gotten into running allot resently, starting to like it.

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5/16/10 4:13 P

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Hi! My name is Amanda. I moved to Renton a year ago from Colorado and live on Benson Hill. I used to belong to a gym in CO, but had to take a bit of a pay cut when we moved out here so I have been trying to use the apartment's gym...but other tenants keep breaking the equipment. For now I am really glad the weather is improving and I have been running on Cedar River Trail and BPA trail in Federal Way.

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DAMONK76's Photo DAMONK76 Posts: 155
5/10/10 7:24 P

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This board is pretty quiet. I'm a member of LA Fitness and I try to go at least 4 days a week. Still looking for a workout buddy?

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4/22/10 7:38 P

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anyone still on this message board? I live in skyway , would love a buddy to workout with!!

It's time to take care of me!


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7/20/09 1:05 A

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Wow, 56 SparkPersons from Renton! That's cool!
Iris, I live in Fairwood, too, for the past 12 years - I wonder if we're neighbors?
I'll keep a lookout for meetups and walks ~


"Self-discipline is choosing 'what I want most' over 'what I want right now'."
...unknown


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6/6/09 10:24 P

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My name is melissa i have three children that keep me busy and a husband but we won't go there. Ever since i had my first child i have been overweight i just want to loose these inches and enjoy my life with my children and be more active with them.

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5/27/09 5:46 P

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Sorry, I started a new topic instead of replying (still getting used to my new toys!) Anyway, I have lived in Fairwood almost 15 years. Not a Renton native, but I am a Washingtonian (born in Wenatchee). I also go to the Bally's on 116th 5-6 times a week. I do the aqua aerobics class on Monday night and the PowerFlex class on Tues/Thurs nights (this one kicks my butt!)

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SRDETT Posts: 1
5/15/09 5:33 P

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I just joined and was also glad to see many members in Renton. I'm on the Kent East Hill, and would really like to get outside more. I don't like to exercise alone (severe lack of motivation) and would like to have more energy for my kids!
Good luck everyone on your Sparks journey! :)

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3/7/09 10:50 P

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emoticon RAIDER!

LOL - I used to tell people I was a blue light special, now I tell 'em I was found in the hardwood section.

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Love your sense of humor and attitude, Spark is a great place to team up and read motivating stories and articles. I noticed this team is fairly inactive but maybe we can come together and get movin'

Nice to "meet" you!


"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." - Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)


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RAIDER5060 Posts: 12
3/6/09 3:14 A

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Hello everyone.. I am a Renton original, I too was born at the old Renton Hospital, which then was Kmart and Now Mclendons. I used to always tell everyone I was born in the cosmetic Dept. of the Renton K-mart. They would always get a kick out of that and then when I was a teenager I worked there, and they really thought I was telling the truth. life was so simple back then !! I was raised in Renton till I was 9 then moved to Kent, went to Kent schools, graduated from Kentridge High School, then back to Renton for a vocational training. Have worked in Seattle, Kirkland, Broadway, Greenwood, Lacey, Tacoma all as a Instructor and General Manager for Cosmetology schools. I am in the 300+ group. Last year after much thought and desperation, I had gastric bypass surgery, and am now a failure 1 year later. Ran into Thyroid complicaions along with others, But I am alive and that is the most part. But having to pay for the surgery my self ( not cheap ) and all the time, thought , and fears that went into it, needless to say I am a little bitter. But the bottom line is I NEED TO GET MY LIFE BACK. I am now living in the Lakeridge area, just was laid off from my job of 30 years due to downsizing and wondering where the h--- do I go from here. It is a very frightning thing to face at this point in my life. I do have really bad knees due to osteoarthritis, so I have a membership to LA Fitness so that I can work out in the pool, It takes me encouragement to get there all the time, but I LOVE it once I am there, and feel great when I leave. Looking for buddies and support, and hope I can be of some support to others. Thanks for listening to me. Have a great day to all of you !!

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FIRSTFERRET's Photo FIRSTFERRET Posts: 425
3/2/09 11:03 P

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emoticon Aimee - I live up on Benson Hill with a view of 405 and grew up in Kent.

Good for you for taking care of yourself!

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"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." - Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)


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2/23/09 2:52 P

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Hi, my name is Aimee. I'm 29 and lived in the Renton Highlands since the early 90's. My husband and I bought a home in Covington, but I find myself in Renton quite often. I've joined a Biggest Losers challenge with a few friends from work so I've become more active on Spark lately. I belong to the 24 hour fitness in Kent/Covington and take the water aerobics class almost everyday. Always up for meeting new people to have as workout buddies. I like to exercise indoors or out so let me know if you're interested...

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DANICACANDY's Photo DANICACANDY Posts: 12
2/4/09 4:12 P

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Hi everyone! I am brand new to Sparkpeople as of today! I've lived in Renton about 5 years. Before that I lived in West Seattle.
Thanks to angstocker for helping me join! I just started working out again since having my 5 mo old son & am excited to get back into shape. I'm looking forward to my first personal training session tonight (with angstocker!)

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FIRSTFERRET's Photo FIRSTFERRET Posts: 425
2/3/09 11:55 P

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I live up on Benson Hill, off my deck I have a view across the valley right down 405! You can't beat 10 minutes to the mall or Ikea now can you!?!

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Lots of people take walks up and down the street here as it is bisected by the power lines running up the hill and the only traffic is residential.

I was born here in Renton, at the old Renton Hospital that used to be where McLendon's Hardware is now - on Rainier Ave. - how 'bout that? I was raised in Kent and raised my own children in Auburn. Goodness how the population has grown!

I went to Reno to get my Bachelor's and got back here in 2005 - never so happy to see rain in my life.

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"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." - Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)


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2/3/09 11:00 P

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Hey everyone! My name is Stacey and lived in the kennydale area of Renton for most of my life. I moved to Phoenix for a couple of yrs and hated it. Now I am in south Seattle. (wishing I could get back in the Renton area). Good luck to everyone!!

~ Stacey~


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AHOSKYN's Photo AHOSKYN Posts: 860
1/5/09 6:26 P

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Hi everyone!

I live in Renton, obviously! :)
I am about to turn 28.
I want to loose about 15-20 pounds.
I have been working on this for about a year. And to be honest I am a lazy butt!
I live with my boyfriend, and my brother lives with us too!
We have 2 beautiful Boston Terriers!!! I live in the North Renton area... by the new Landing stores!
It's so cool there is a Renton Team! I love it! Good luck to all of you!!!!!


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WENA75 Posts: 2
1/4/09 7:05 P

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I'm a 33 year old, married, elementary teacher with a shih tzu. I live in the Renton Highlands and have a rarely-used membership to 24 Hour Fitness. I'm up for working out (indoors or out) after 4 p.m. and could even try 5 a.m.-ish.

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10/28/08 2:57 P

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Okay, little late to the party but I'm here! I'm Kathy, I live up in Talbot Hill and have been here a couple of years. I worked in downtown Seattle up until a couple of months ago, so now I'm getting to know Renton.

I have fibromyalgia so I'm not super active, but I do get out and walk with my dogs frequently (I have no choice!!). I love the trail by Cedar River. I am amazed at the effort Renton has put into it. And I'm really hoping the dog park goes through this year...although I can't understand for the life of me why it would cost $50K?!! But at that price I'll be surprised if the council okays it this year.

I'd sure like it if this team was active. Anything I can do to help? Maybe plan an event or something?

Kathy

"If you think about it, everything begins with a thought. First the thought, then the word, then the deed. The deed eventually becomes habit and habit hardens into character. This is why our thoughts are so important. Who knew?"


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10/23/08 9:03 A

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Hello all! I've been on SP for a couple months now and just realized that Renton has a team!

"Forget what you know, what you do proves what you want."

"Refuse to fail and you'll reach your goal."

"To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did."


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LADYDI.9959's Photo LADYDI.9959 Posts: 3
9/17/08 1:58 A

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Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm interested in reaching my goal by the end of May 2009 as a 50th birthday present to myself. I was motivated from watching the beginning of "The Biggest Loser" and feeling like I need some motivation and accountability too! I'm looking forward to using these tools and wanted to know if anyone wanted a workout buddy for the Covington 24 Hour Fitness (I'm in need of a virtual exercise buddy)

Thanks all,
Ladydi.9959
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9/16/08 6:06 A

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Good idea! I'll start a topic on that right away!

Welcome, by the way!!

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"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't, change your attitude. No complaining!"

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Hi Everyone, Just wanted to introduce myself and say hello. I joined this group because I live in Renton and saw that people in my area are getting active and intentional about their health! I love that! Here's my question...what are some creative ideas for activity as the weather gets cooler and I dont have a gym membership. Ideas? Nice to meet all of you!

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8/17/08 3:09 A

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Seward Park has a little of both. The main drag, which is 2.5 miles is flat. However, there are shorter walks that go uphill. It is really beautiful, I totally recommend it.

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I usually go on the Coulon trail with my friend, it's very safe as far as I've seen. I have yet to go to Seward Park, I'll check it out sometime! Is it hilly at all, or mostly flat?

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"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't, change your attitude. No complaining!"

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8/15/08 2:58 A

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Hi there,

I'm in Bryn Mawr on the border of Renton, near the Renton Municipal airport. Yes, it is unincorporated King County, whatever that means. I work in Kent and am interested in walks I could do on my way home from work, that would be safe if I went by myself. I'm also open to anyone who is interested in walking together. I usually go to Seward Park because I know the loup is 2.5 miles...I don't know Liberty or Gene Coulin well and don't know the trails and whether a lone female is safe walking there.

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I know how that goes! I'm in the East Renton Highlands, and a lot of my area is unincorperated King County. So Renton claims us, but we're like the black sheep of the city.

Oh well!

Anyways, welcome to the group, and welcome to SparkPeople! Good luck!

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"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't, change your attitude. No complaining!"

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8/12/08 10:40 P

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Hi All

Just joined..This is so fun.. I live in the Lakeridge area.. (Seattle doesn't want us and Renton doesn't know where were at area.) Always looking for a walking or biking partner. I love the Cedar Creek trail.

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8/9/08 5:37 P

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Good to see ya, Ashley!

Everything is a bit slow right now, but I'm trying to get things rolling here. Any suggestions?

Welcome!

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"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't, change your attitude. No complaining!"

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8/3/08 1:26 P

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why hello everyone, i am ashley. from auburn... but always in renton. due to my family is there:)

how is everything going for you guys?

Feel free to add me on FaceBook. I love new friends!

www.facebook.com/ashley.magana



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7/24/08 7:45 P

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All right! Finally some action goin on here! Welcome to the group! Welcome to Renton, for that matter! Let me know if there's anything I can help you with, and good luck!

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Day 2 and I found you! :) I am near Lingbergh High and a relative newbie to the Renton area. VERY new to Spark People...I needed a new site for new motivation to help the post-baby weight gain...so what if it's been a year, right??

Hi to You!

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Yeah, I know it's hard to come back after vacationing. But you can do it!

Anyways, welcome to the group!

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Greetings, I'm over in Fairwood, just me and my three cats. I've been doing pretty well dieting since the beginning of the year, but had a tough time re-motivating myself after a 2-week vacation.

I work out at the Bally's down on 116th, anybody go there?

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3/31/08 12:06 P

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Well, maybe more will come soon. I'm not sure how people use Spark People. It may take them some time (like me) to get around to finding the local spot.

Hope the first week of April is a good one for you.

Warmly,

Lynn

Check out my new book, "Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family," at www.CelebrateGreen.net


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Oh finally! Thanks for joining! I am so glad that I'm not alone here anymore! I'm also in the Highlands, so that's really cool!

I know there are more people from Renton, but I just don't like sounding pushy at all.

But yeah, thanks so much for introducing yourself, and being the first to join my group!

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You're lookin' a bit lonely, Jessica. My name is Lynn and I live in the Renton Highlands near Lake Kathleen. I could be your grandmother, but that doesn't mean we can't be friends, right?

I think there are some other Rentonites here, but finding them and getting them to come here appears to be a task. Hopefully more will join.

We've only been here a few years and I work from home so I don't know many people and unfortunately, I'm the most overweight one I know (or was...I'm doing well on the weight loss side). Anyway, hi and hope something gets going in here!

Warmly,

Lynn

Check out my new book, "Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family," at www.CelebrateGreen.net


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Hey there! I'm your group leader, GoombaShoes. Here's a few things about me, and feel free to post your info! We'd like to get to know you!

Name: Ramona Love, "Ro"
Age: 20
Weight lost w/ SP so far: 12 lbs

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