SparkPeople Olympia WA Spark Team Messageboard For all SparkPeople in Thurston County & Surrounding Areas! SparkPeople Olympia WA Spark Team Messageboard How is everyone holding up? WIth everything going on right now, how is everyone holding up? Fri, 8 May 2020 12:38:34 EST Mud Run For those of you that like to do mud runs, this one is coming up this summer<BR>019/ <BR> <BR> My family did this one last year in McCleary and we loved it! I want to do a Warrior Dash next year. My family signed up for 12:00 this year, if anyone wants to join us :) Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:49:34 EST Quote of the Day -*&amp;#9829; -:¦:-*&amp;#9829;~.•*´¨ )&amp;#9829;~*-:¦:-*&amp;#9829;~.•*´¨ )&amp;#9829;~*-: -*&amp;#9829; <BR> Our love is the most valuable gift we can offer to those around us. Lily Velez <BR> -*&amp;#9829; -:¦:-*&amp;#9829;~.•*´¨ )&amp;#9829;~*-:¦:-*&amp;#9829;~.•*´¨ )&amp;#9829;~*-: -*&amp;#9829; <BR> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:44:17 EST Help the Leader Here's a Challenge...please help me figure out what we can do to motivate and support one another. I took on the leadership of this group 2 years ago because it was a Team we could actually meet face-to-face. We've tried monthly meetings, weekly walks, special events. I've met many of you one-on-one, for which I'm very grateful. I know we are a wonderful bunch. <BR> <BR> We've not accomplished getting a group together on a regular basis, though. Is it possible? Any ideas are so very ... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:12:08 EST Greetings to Olympia from Olympia I am new to Spark and just found this forum. I am excited to learn that there are people around me on the same journey. I look forward to encouraging one another and possibly meeting each other. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:19:54 EST Spark Suggestion Box Do you know about SparkPeople's Suggestion Box!? <BR> <BR> Topic: The New SparkPage Design <BR> <BR> Dear Team, <BR> <BR> As you may have noticed, SparkPeople has changed our SparkPages. If you have comments about the new design and how it is working, please message them about it. They have a suggestion box, which you can use to let them know how you feel. Here is the link to that: <BR> <BR> <link> ug gestion_box.asp </link> <BR> <BR> This can ... Mon, 30 May 2016 20:27:12 EST Learn about Holidays I'm giving this title to this thread in case there are more strange "holidays" as we go along. <BR> <BR> However, today is St. Distaff Day... <BR> <BR> Read about it: <BR> <BR><BR>-distaffs-day/ Fri, 8 Jan 2016 02:15:10 EST Featured Blog? MINATHERED has lost 70 pounds!!!!! And she wrote a WONDERFUL BLOG about the difference she sees in herself and the people around her. I think it should be a Featured Blog. I learned they are determined by how many people say they like it. So, check it out ... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_ individual.asp?blog_id=6050653 </link> <BR> <BR> And if you agree with me, tell them. <BR> <BR> P.S. MINA is one of the gals on my Spin Me a Yarn Team and always a... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:16:42 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:42:10 EST What Made You Feel Happy Today? The topic says it all. Please post here your little (or big) joys of the day. <BR> <BR> Mine for today was to get the plaid fabric I made out of acrylic yarn scraps off the loom. It's in the washing machine now. I'm making a dog sweater for my daughter PURPLESWIMMER's new dog. <BR> <BR> It's going to be finished by Christmas! Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:24:45 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 10 Dec 2015 11:45:37 EST Winter Challenge Hey Team! How many of you are willing to try this Challenge. I just heard about it.. Let's see how this works for Olympia Spark!. If we drop out, we will have tried and learned something too. If we make it through, we can have a party to celebrate the winners. <BR> <BR> It's the 2016 Winter 5% Challenge! Sounds like fun. <BR> <BR> I got this SparkMail - (see my blog tomorrow to read the story) <BR> <BR> Good Morning! <BR> <BR> I'm sending you this message because you are a fellow me... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 23:30:04 EST I can't believe I at the whole thing. Saturday at the Shelton Library we had a Christmas choir concert, and too many people brought cookies. There were cookies wall to wall, it seems. There were cookies cookies cookies, but very few audience. Lots of cookies, nobody to eat them, so I immediately fell back in to my old familiar roles. <BR> <BR> First role: Growing Boy Who Will Eat Anything. (I have not actually been a growing boy for many years.) <BR> <BR> Second role: Caretaker Who Doesn't Want Anybody To Feel Like Their Cooki... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 23:55:21 EST How to get exercise in when it's raining?? Hi everyone, <BR> I moved to the Thurston county area a few months ago, from the midwest, and need ideas for indoor activities. I wouldn't mind walking in the rain, but I have two little ones that aren't big fans of being cold and wet while I walk. Does the Capitol Mall have a walking club or are there any other free places to walk indoors? Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:00:21 EST Let's team up!! Hi! I'm in my sixties, married, two sons and eight grandkids. I'm looking for people to team up with me to lose weight by Christmas. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:39:16 EST Mason County, anybody? If anybody on this team is actually in Mason County, I am trying to revive the team "Spark Mason County." <BR> <BR> I am also going to try to find a veeeeeeeerrrrry careful way to suggest to a few Mason County friends that they may want to try SP. I don't want to say, "Hey, you're way fat, why don't you do what I'm doing?" That would be just horrible. I am much more comfortable with gushing about my new find with no intention of "spreading the word." I'm excited and that is all there is to i... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:01:31 EST Beautiful walk in Olympia Today I had to go to a doctor in Oly, near where all those doctors offices are. Afterward I decided to go for a bit of a walk. I was at Lilly and Martin. I ended up on a bike tail heading north from Martin. At the five mile marker I turned around and headed south for a way, past Pacific, to a roundabout, then back. I don't know how far that is, but it took about an hour. It was a delightful trail. I did not know there was such a nice trail. Tue, 3 Nov 2015 21:18:55 EST Things I Did Right Today This is a place to brag about the GOOD things we did right. I hope we will use it frequently. <BR> <BR> What I did right today... <BR> - organized my day <BR> - decided it was a rest day and relaxed about it <BR> - left myself enough time to do what I had planned <BR> - shared love with about 7 friends and 4 strangers <BR> - did some research for my Olympia Spark team Wed, 7 Oct 2015 20:55:54 EST Walking Buddies Hi Olympia Sparks, <BR> <BR> I've been on & off of Sparkspeople for years and have a lousy track record for staying committed to it. I figured I'd see if there were any other local Sparks members who I could tag along with for walks. I used to walk at Nisqually on a regular basis but haven't been for a long time so any ladies interested in meeting me there for a walk let me know. <BR> <BR> Lynn. Sun, 20 Sep 2015 00:34:18 EST Looking For Community! Hi everyone! I belong to Spark Tacoma but they are not really active. I live in South Tacoma so I am only about 20 minutes away. I lived in Olympia a few years back and loved it. My daughter goes to Evergreen so I am down there pretty often. I would love to be part of the team If you will have me! :-) Tue, 1 Sep 2015 15:08:26 EST ONE WORD ANSWER Try this out: Answer the questions with one word. Here are my answers. Copy and Paste these questions into your own reply, changing the answers to suit you. It's harder than you might think to use only one word answers. <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> shelf <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Ed <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> white <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> Heaven <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> Heaven <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> energy <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> forgotten <... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 03:14:08 EST Add a Workout to the next Meetup? This fits with "Challenges" so I'll put it here. At Personal Training, I asked Braden if I could invite his "My Wellness Coach" people to our Meetups (since they also live in Thurston County and are health-minded. I'm on My Wellness Coach for the Community feature but log food & activity here.) He said yes and then volunteered that he would give us a strength-training workout. <BR> <BR> What do you think? His suite is very close to the Lacey Post Office, so in the same area as the park... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:36:41 EST RECIPE EXCANGE Hey Folks, Here's a thread to post your favorite recipes. Who wants to be the first to share? <BR> <BR> <em>189</em> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:49:39 EST The Birthday Meetup Who has a Birthday in August??? I do. Who else? On August 9 we are going to get together for the next meetup. It would be tun to honor you as well. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:10:47 EST A Puzzle for You Unscramble the words: *The starred words break into two new words. <BR> <BR> 1.EGGNIR <BR> 2.NONACNIM <BR> 3.HEMTY <BR> 4.VECSOL <BR> 5.SPRYALE <BR> 6.MUGENT <BR> 7.RSYMORE <BR> 8.SLAIB <BR> 9.ROONAGE <BR> 10.MUINC <BR> 11.MARDMOCA <BR> 12.PLEACLIS <BR> 13.MICERRUT <BR> 14.RIPPAAK <BR> 15.RYCRU curry <BR> 16.JAMRORAM <BR> 17.NYACEEN <BR> 18.GRANTOAR <BR> 19.AFLYABE * <BR> 20.DROPWHICLIE* <BR> <BR> If you get them all and want to check your answers & get a prize G... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 11:16:22 EST Find Me for a Goodie! Here's my challenge to anyone who monitors this Team. I've got 1000 GoodiePoints to give to all of you. <BR> <BR> Claim YOURS! <BR> <BR> Find me with a 1) message on this thread, 2) Wall Post, or 3) SparkMail. You choose the method and what you tell me--choose your own type of Goodie (flower, happy face, etc.), give ideas of where and/or what we can do, or just say "Send Me a Goodie." <BR> <BR> Let's see how many Goodies I can (or three) to each of you. Wed, 8 Jul 2015 20:05:04 EST SparkPeople Wants to Hear From YOU Coach Jen wrote: <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We've been making a bunch of changes this year to make the SparkPeople experience better. Could you spare five minutes and let us know how you feel? We really appreciate your time and opinions; these surveys help us get an idea of what we're doing well and what we could improve upon. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your help! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen <BR> <BR> <link> eople_201 5 </link> <BR> <BR> P.S. Please let me know... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:21:13 EST Over the Fence Here's a place to share what's happening with you. Tell a story, brag about reaching a goal, whatever...tell us "Over the Fence". <BR> <BR> My cat's nails were getting long and she was snagging them into fabric (and my pants). So, I called the Vet to get an appointment and then got out the cat carrier. When it was about an hour away, I started looking for the cat. She was on TOP OF THE HUTCH. When my husband and I tried to get her down, she wanted to play. My husband is a little taller... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:52:45 EST New Team Goals We have added new Team Goals for all of you. I know, I gave quirky total goals. I was in a quirky mood. Let's see if we can reach them. That's 19.25 people checking in twice each week == quite a challenge for us, don't you think???? Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:45:42 EST Question of the Day What do you see outside your window? Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:00:52 EST What About Kefir? Do any of you know about kefir? It's a drink that you can buy in the stores now, I love to make my own every day, and it doesn't cost anything except the price of the milk. It's full of probiotics--more than any capsule you can get and has been made in Europe for hundreds of years. <BR> <BR> If you are interested, I always have kefir grains to give to a friend. Once you get them, you can make it forever. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:32:40 EST My Personal Goals I've been on Maintenance for 4 months. My goal was 125 and since I'm only 5' (actually 4'11" now due to age) even with the weight I've lost, I'm still at 25 BMI. So, I've decided to go down 5 more pounds. I'll see if I can Maintain at the lower weight. <BR> <BR> What am I going to do differently? <BR> <BR> 1. Change my Calorie Goal Range to 1350-1550. That's 150 less than I've been tracking. <BR> <BR> 2. Increase my exercise intensity. Although I've kept exercising, with all good in... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:20:17 EST Team News & Brags Olympia Spark! got over 10,000 SparkPoints and 11,000 Fitness Points in November. Let's see if we can beat that this month. <BR> <BR> Our Leaders the last week of November are as follows: <BR> <BR> PATTI_PAL1 <BR> ZIBBITY <BR> EGRONZO <BR> SMOKEDCHEDDAR <BR> GREYGRANNYGOOSE <BR> LIFE20 <BR> <BR> CONGRATULATIONS to all of you! Tue, 2 Dec 2014 23:23:45 EST Bonus Points We can use this thread to record our BONUS POINTS. <BR> <BR> Do you all know about Bonus Points? Thy can help you get "free" bonus points for yourself and your Teams. <BR> <BR> As you scroll down on the START PAGE you]ll find a section that says "Browse Community Features". It's right under the section under which says I have reviewed my team goals and you get 5 points. . <BR> <BR> In the community section you actually have 4 choices: you can see what your SparkFriends are doing, ch... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 18:17:44 EST Learning About SparkPeople Here's where we can put the things we've learned about SparkPeople to get more points, make it easier, or just get information. <BR> <BR> For me, I love the Trivia. The only way I know to access it is on the SparkPoints Page. You can get 3 points when you answer 3 questions correctly. You keep going until you get 3 correct. I've learned alot through Trivia. I'm still only at 75%, but at least I get my 3 points each day. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 12:59:01 EST 5 Weighloss Tips I'd Give My Younger Self My other Team is Maintenance & Transitioning to Maintenance. They had this topic. I thought this one was especially good. <BR> <BR> SLENDERELLA61 wrote: <BR> The 5 weight loss tips I'd give my younger self: <BR> 1. quit quitting -- your body is tracking whether you are or not. you don't need to be perfect, you just need to keep trying <BR> 2. don't worry about huge sudden weight gains - it is mostly sodium - focus on your behavior - when you are eating right it will show up eventually <BR>... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:06:58 EST BLOGS Recommended Here is a thread to tell the rest of the Team about a GREAT BLOG you've encountered. <BR> <BR> Slenderella61 wrote "Don't Think About..." I hope you'll check it out. <BR> <BR> <BR> _journal.asp?id=SLENDERELLA61 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:57:36 EST New Team Goals HELP! New Team Goals Needed. <BR> <BR> What goals are you working on? What would you like our team to tackle together? What are your suggestions? <BR> <BR> Tackle? I guess Football is on my mind since I just deleted the ONE goal this team had, "Huddle one time per day". Now, does anyone know what that meant? Did anyone track it? I'm part of another Team and just read that SP stopped doing "huddles" last April, whatever a huddle was. So, as I said, I deleted it. <BR> <BR> We need ... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:50:50 EST Meetup, Anyone? How about a Meetup for our Team? When would you like it to be? Where? Who would like to come? Who would like to help me plan it? <BR> <BR> This would give us a chance to meet some of our neighbors who are also here in SparkPeople. I'd love to meet some of you in person. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:32:00 EST What do You like about Olympia? I was downtown in Olympia last week, and I realized how many small, locally-owned shops there are. I even shopped in several of them--Radience, Canvass Works, The Estate Store. Nice place to be...and friendly, too. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:48:04 EST Walking Buddy Wanted I'd like to have a walking buddy. I live in Lacey and am now walking around 45 minutes at almost 3 miles an hour. I walk most days. After having double hip replacements done I got a Personal Trainer and started a program of walking and strength training. I'm looking for a friend to walk with some days to give a little variety to my exercise times. Let me know if you'd like to try it. Anyone out there wanting to pair up with me? Sun, 29 Jun 2014 11:39:34 EST This Team Is Like TV...276 Members and No One Here It appears there are 276 members on this team, but I am thinking that many have just quit as I cannot get one response here at all and that is sad. Olympia, Tumwater and Lacey have such beautiful parks and walking trails but I don't know all of them and even willing to walk in someone's neigborhood, but sadly no one responds. I am willing to meet at the mall and walk, I am 50+ and not interested in walking with a male at all, only female walkers. Grandmother of 11 and 1 great so love childre... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 10:40:01 EST Is this team still active? Hi my name is Lisa. I have been a member of spark for a few months. This team just got mentioned to me. Just noticed a lot of old posts not a lot of recent ones. I'm in Lacey, don't drive ride buses a lot. I don't have the money for a gym membership so I do a lot of walking. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:56:26 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:29:46 EST Comment Comment Mon, 5 Aug 2013 19:32:14 EST sparkpoints challenges please post your sparkpoints here. whoever has the highest sparkpoints from today thru 2days before halloween. <BR> so lets see who will be the luckest person to win Mon, 5 Aug 2013 19:12:51 EST Show the Courtesy of a Reply. He Deserves It ---------- on 8/3/13 LIFE20 wrote: ---------- <BR> I'am a 27 years old man. My three favorite books are Harry Potter series, Lord Of The Rings series, and The Hobbit. I like action movies, romantic movies, and comedy movies. I like hip-hop, country, and rock music. I'am disable. my disability is Prader-Willi Syndrome. I live in Olympia, Washington. I born September 20, 1985 in New Mexico. My Religion is Muslim. My name is Laith Omar Ahmad. My email is My big personal... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 18:07:30 EST Hey there locals! Hello! Angela here. Checking in with the group I just found a few days ago. <em>41</em> <BR> I live in Tumwater and would love to get together for group walks or one-on-one walks. <BR> I have been on and off of SparkPeople for a few years now. Something, namely me, always seemed to get in the way of my weight loss/get healthy program. I am giving it another go, with the hopes of making it stick. <BR> <BR> Let me think...what else... <BR> Currently I am a SAHM. My oldest is 20 and alrea... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 02:08:33 EST We have a new team co-leader! I want to thank LOFLLAMA for stepping up to be a leader in this team! <BR> <BR> As a team I would love to see some SPARKS start to fly here! <BR> <BR> Anna <em>88</em> Wed, 15 May 2013 15:14:58 EST I want to see this team's members succeed!!! Where all of you??? Let's Go! I need some inspiration & I want to share my encouragement with you!!! Let's get started on some Spring & Summer goals!! I'd love to get to know some local folks who are looking for a similar lifestyle of fun, happiness and health!!! Come out & play!!! <em>9</em> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 05:15:08 EST Can I see any hands raised to.... vote me leader (or possibly co-leader) of this team? I am really excited about being back at Spark to not only be encouraged but to help all & any who can benefit from the experience, hope and inspiration I am willing to share with you all! Let's get this team up & running so we can start seeing possible meet-ups, exercise, friendships & a healthy lifestyle for us all to share! Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:09:21 EST Hiya! Hi! I'm Lisa. I live in Olympia, WA. I decided about 6 years ago I needed to lose weight & lost 60 lbs in about a year & have successfully kept it off. Unfortunately, now I am starting to experience some very unpleasant health problems that I believe can be managed with eating healthy & exercising. I have kept the weight off for the last 5 years and (mostly) eat healthy. My problem is the exercising. I get all gung-ho, but without anyone to stay accountable to I just lose interest & stop afte... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 03:46:28 EST THIS TEAM NEEDS A NEW LEADER I have been out of sorts in many ways and need to step down from leadership here. I have on occasion asked others to be a co-leader but have had not had anybody step up. Last April I had a torn meniscus and this Jan surgery to fix it but in the meantime I've been inactive and frustrated. I also moved from Olympia in February and am going to leave the team. I'm hoping that someone will become the leader before I do. I plan on removing myself from the team this Friday. I wish you all luck in yo... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:57:47 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 18 Nov 2012 11:38:47 EST Inexpensive Self Defense class I am trying to push myself and try new things. One thing I've always wanted to try is a self defense class. I was wondering if anyone knows of any cheap and local classes. I am a stay-at-home mom/college student, so my budget is pretty limited. Thanks! <BR> Mon, 5 Nov 2012 12:44:57 EST Hello I'm Jo Hi I'm 30 and live in Olympia with my boyfriend. I have managed to lose 65 pounds :) and am trying to lose between 20 and 30 more. I am really trying to focus on the fit of my clothes and the way my body feels instead of the number on the scale! Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:39:45 EST Best Idea Ever!!!!! Ok, so I cannot really claim the original idea as my own. I have to give mad props to Sparkpeople sending me an email about how to build a weight loss wardrobe on a budget.....and then it hit me! <BR> <BR> There are enough of us locally that we could probably have a clothing trade!!!! I mean, I am pretty sure we are not all in the exact same place in our journeys and that while some clothing might be old to some, it might be super cute to another. <BR> <BR> So here is my pitch. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 03:34:41 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:36:49 EST What is the week have in store for you? I know that for me personally I am going to be paying close attention to my emotional eating that inevitably occurs with the beginning of the week. I will be making sure that I am logging everything I eat because this really helps me get an actual visual on what I am ingesting and how I gain weight. What, if anything, is everyone else focusing on? Mon, 7 May 2012 00:15:03 EST Looking for Workout Buddy in Hawks Prairie area I am looking for a workout buddy in the Hawks Prairie/Lacey area. I walk and have a YMCA membership. I am currently a stay at home mom, so I am fairly available. Thu, 3 May 2012 20:56:15 EST TACOMA's NARROW BRIDGE WALK <em>26</em> <em>311</em> <em>215</em> <em>104</em> <em>306</em> <em>220</em> <em>311</em> <em>220</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Come Walk With Us On Saturday March 24,2012 at 10:00am until 1:00pm. <BR> Meet at- War Memorial Park in Tacoma, WA <BR> RSVP to <BR> Click this link to find out more and wear red and if you have a Spark shirt wear that so we know you are a Spark member! Look forward to walking with you! <BR> <BR> <link> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 00:47:32 EST Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I was looking online to see what I can find for 5K walks/runs in the area since we should be getting into nicer weather. I am not a runner so I will most likely be walking, but there are a few races coming up that I would like to participate in and would like company. <BR> <BR> I work on Sundays so I'm mainly looking at the Saturday ones like April 7th in Hoquiam, April 14th in Tumwater, and April 21st in Chehalis. Anyone out there care to join me? <BR> <BR> Here is ... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 12:44:50 EST Anyone in the Hawks Prairie Area? Would anyone like to meet up in the Hawks Prairie area? I live near Hawks Glen neighborhood. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:54:46 EST New to Team Hi! I am Vanessa. I am married with: a five year old son, a three year old daughter, 2 large mutt dogs, and 2 guinea pigs. I am taking my last class in Algebra before I complete my AA in Business Administration. I am sending out applications for my Bachelor's degree. I take classes online, as it is hard to find time to physically attend class, plus the price of gas. <BR> <BR> I have worked temporary jobs for the last 5 years in office work, but would love to finally have a permanent job... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:01:26 EST hi, I'm Ellie I'm a 24-year-old who doesn't work and still lives with my parents. I actually live almost an hour outside of Olympia, but this is the closest location there was for me, and it's nice to think that not too far away, there's people with the same struggles as me. right now I'm trying to slim up a bit for the NOH8 photoshoot in Seattle in early may. I just want to lose 10 pounds. Thu, 8 Mar 2012 18:54:09 EST ARE THERE ANY MEMBERS CLOSE TO SHELTON? I am near Shelton and was wondering if any of you live or visit the Shelton area,would enjoy getting together with local Spark members some time and just chat or do some walking or? <BR> <em>247</em> Diana Sun, 26 Feb 2012 00:46:26 EST Local Classes/Group Exercises For people interested the Anytime Fitness in Lacey (4200 6th Ave) has Functional Training classes (kettlebells <em>323</em> , hammer slams, spinning, rowing, and other misc exercises <em>417</em> that you do 10 at a time for 1 min each 3-4 complete rounds for 1 hr total) at 6:30am 9:00am on Mon, Wed, and Fri's and 12:00pm Mon-Fri the cost if you're a member is $2.50 per class or a 15 time punch card for $30. For non members it's $5 per class or you can purchase the 15 time punch card for $5... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 13:48:38 EST Daily Check-In <3 hello everyone :) Hope the weekend ended well and everyone stayed cool! It sure is cloudy outside this morning, I almost wasn't sure if it was morning yet LOL. <BR> <BR> So I'm sitting here at my desk now eating a Jimmy Dean Delight Turkey Sausage Sandwich (they are super good if you haven't tried one!!!) only 260 cals and SUPER filling! That along with my coffee makes me a very happy person in the mornings :) <BR> <BR> I'm eating and making sure my daughter is getting ready for school a... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 10:55:59 EST so..... this team is pretty quiet!!! I know there are more of you hiding out there, shall we try to get this place rockin' again? I'm game... who's with me! Sun, 11 Sep 2011 16:23:31 EST My neighbor girl Maddy Harris is missing! Her family is very worried! If you are on Facebook please go to the profile her parents set up. Add it as a friend, suggest it to your friend (especially in and around the Thurston County area) and post and repost the Missing Child poster until we know she is safe! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>02457452232&sk=info </link> <BR> <BR> She was last seen in the Delphi Road area wearing jeans and a grey sweatshirt. She is a sophomore at Capitol High School! <BR> <BR... Tue, 10 May 2011 20:33:25 EST Walk at Tumwater Falls Mondays @ 9am <em>240</em> Hi all! MAKULEWAHINE and I are getting together today at 9am for a walk. I know that's probably too short notice for today, however, if this day/time works well for us then I intend for it to become a regular walking meet-up! So, even if you can't make it out today... consider joining us next week!!! Mon, 9 May 2011 11:09:29 EST Olympia Farmers Market Hi Oly Sparkers! At the request of OWENZZOO I am going to post a quick blurb about the <link> </link> !!! I just went on Thursday and things are pretty much in full swing! <BR> <BR> I sampled fruit(so many fresh/organic choices!), fresh salsas, honey and some super awesome sauerkraut from <link> </link> ! The "Eastern European and Spicy Garlic Chi were my favorites! I'm a big sauerkraut fan and theirs is one of the best I've ever had! This was mo... Fri, 6 May 2011 19:00:22 EST Zumba! Monday night at Oly Center Hi everyone, <BR> Last night I got to meet Anna (OWENZZOO) at the Zumba class I take through Olympia Parks and Rec. It was fun to meet her! <BR> <BR> I thought I'd send out a general invitation to anyone who would like to try Zumba. It's Monday nights from 6 to 7pm at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia (downtown)--same building as the Senior Center. Zumba is a great work out, and even if you feel like a big clod (like me), it's fun to just laugh at yourself! The hour goes by quickly and yo... Tue, 3 May 2011 16:43:16 EST RUN/WALK SUNDAY, MAY 1 Healthy Pets, Healthy People run/walk is this Sunday, May 1. Registration at 1pm, walk starts at 2pm. $20 entrance fee per 2 legged entrant. This event is to raise awareness of pet health and fitness and is open to all, so bring along your dog to run, walk, push in a stroller or carry. Event begins at the Thorbecks Fitness Center's main entrance at Fort Borst Park in Centralia. Money raised will help support the Centralia Police K-9 unit. <BR> <BR> Sorry about the late notice. I just found o... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:29:56 EST Fell of the wagon Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm really new to all of this, but was/am super proud of myself for how well I was doing immediately. Then my birthday came a week and a half into it. Now, it's not like I was running around and shoving a bunch of food in my mouth, but what did occur caused me to gain back about 2 pounds in the space of 4 days. Dumb. AND to boot, I all of a sudden became too "busy" to keep up with the exercise. <BR> <BR> So here I am, just entering Phase 2, and am re-committing mys... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 11:48:23 EST One New Thing! Please stop by once a day and tell us one new thing about yourself so we can get to know each other better. <em>220</em> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 11:33:19 EST Have you huddled today? One way to encourage eaach other is to huddle with the team every day. After you do, post an emoticon here to show your support. <BR> <BR> Also I would encourage everyone doing this to join the team goal to huddle once a day. It's quick and easy and you get points for doing it! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Anna <em>88</em> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:57:31 EST / / Wed, 30 Mar 2011 16:30:15 EST New to team Hi! <BR> I'm Carrie and live in Oly! I have been sparking for a little over a year, and I believe it's the best weight loss tool I have ever used! I'm about sick of this gray rainy weather...when will spring really get here? I'm ready to be outside!! <BR> <BR> Go Oly Sparks! <BR> ~Carrie Tue, 29 Mar 2011 11:39:28 EST Legs & Arms Opposite Days 3 (2 sets 15 reps) each of your favorite arm & leg exercises opposite days. Check in here every day to let us know what you did. Sun, 27 Mar 2011 13:44:50 EST CORE!!!! 2 sets of 15 crunches or situps every other day. Pretty simple. Let's just get started!!! Sun, 27 Mar 2011 13:42:01 EST Walk/Jog 15 minutes per day Outside, on your treadmill, in the mall!!! Whatever makes you happy! Let me know how you did! Check in here daily! Sun, 27 Mar 2011 13:39:47 EST Things not to do naked!!! 1. Run to meet your loved one. <BR> 2. Brush your teeth. <BR> 3. Cook. <BR> 4. Check the mail. <BR> 5. Jog. <BR> 6. Eat. (tho this could be to your you spill food on your belly!!!) <BR> 7. Answer the door. <BR> 8. Jumping Jacks. <BR> 9. Exercise at a gym. <BR> 10. Play fetch with the dog. Sat, 26 Mar 2011 20:34:28 EST Measurements I recommend you take.... Your upper arms (where your arm meets your armpit) <BR> Your biceps (at widest point) <BR> Your forearm (at widest point) <BR> Your neck (at adam's apple) <BR> Your bust (right below your armpits) <BR> Your chest (across nipples) <BR> Your ribs (right at top rib) {you may have to move your chest out of the way} <BR> Your waist (2 inches above your belly button) {AGAIN you may have to move your chest out of the way} <BR> Your belly button {AGAIN you may have to move your chest out of the way} ... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 20:09:51 EST Can't afford weights or the gym??? When I was a kid my mom watched Jack LaLanne & I remember him recommending that you use basic household items. A chair for stand up exercises is obvious, but he also was big on weight training! He said to use things like cans of soup, milk jugs filled with water, etc. Look around your house!!! You can use your imagination & use all kinds of things. Laundry soap bottles, cans of vegetables, books, etc. <BR> <BR> Strength training is JUST AS important as cardio!!! It strengthens your bones & ... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 11:47:14 EST Does anybody really care if this team is here? I know I have only been leader for less than a week but I'm really disappointed. I've tried posting about many topics. I've asked for involvement. I've sent out emails. I don't know what else to do. The only responses I get are from the same couple of people...which I REALLY APPRECIATE!!! I lost weight with & w/o the help of Spark. In the 3 years I've been on & off of Spark I have made some wonderful friends but none live close. I would love to have workout/walking partners. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 11:47:12 EST Guess the song! Write lyrics to a song. Whoever guesses it does the same. I'll start with an easy one. <BR> <BR> Seesaw swingin' with the boys in the school <BR> And your feet flyin' up in the air <BR> Singin' "hey diddle diddle" <BR> With your kitty in the middle of the swing <BR> Like you didn't care <BR> So I took a big chance at the high school dance <BR> With a missy who was ready to play <BR> Wasn't me she was foolin' <BR> 'Cause she knew what she was doin' <BR> When she told me how to walk... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:56:16 EST Joke of the day Grandpa talking to grandson: 'I remember when gas was 20 cents a gallon, they came out to wash your windshield, check your tires & oil as they were filling your car up with gasoline. <BR> <BR> Grandson thinking: This must be what they refer to as senility! Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:52:06 EST Bringing it home! Let us know about any Puget Sound Events that can help with our healthy lifestyle! Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:43:13 EST Anything you'd like to see or share? POST, EMAIL or let me know!!!! I want to hear from YOU!!! Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:41:15 EST Huddle for our team! HUDDLE! HUDDLE! HUDDLE! Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:39:22 EST Exercises that you decide! Let me/us know what you are doing toward your personal goals! Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:37:32 EST I'm new here Hello, <BR> My name is Catherine, nope not a self proclaimed saint, rather a silly nickname someone gave me. <BR> I am a nursing student and I hope to get a to a healthy weight for myself, and my family. I also want to be a good example to my patients when I become an RN. I think patients would have a hard time taking me seriously when I am promoting health when I am not healthy. <BR> I have a beautiful daughter and I hope my husband will join me here. We shall see. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 01:13:39 EST Come out, Come out, where ever you are! It's Spring & it's time to get those Summer clothes out! Are you ready? Wed, 23 Mar 2011 02:52:04 EST Where shall we walk next??? Capitol Lake, Westfield Mall, Lacey Community Center, Downtown Olympia, McLane Beaver Pond, Tumwater Falls, Priest Point or some place in between??? Let me know your ideas so we can get these walks started! Wed, 23 Mar 2011 02:51:13 EST Notifications I'm not getting most of my Spark notifications so if I have missed you, your posts, your friendship adds or anything you have written to me, I am SO sorry. I'll try to remedy it tomorrow!!! Wed, 23 Mar 2011 02:36:39 EST Ideas I would love your input on things to do with our team!!! Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:14:25 EST I am... 1. Happy <BR> 2. Content <BR> 3. Smart <BR> 4. Healthy <BR> 5. A great mom! Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:10:52 EST Positive Thoughts! I believe positive reenforcement, encouragement & inspiration are the keys to success so if you want to post a postitive thought, saying or otherwise helpful thing here, please do! Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:04:35 EST Olympia MS Walk I'd like to get a Spark team together for the Olympia MS Walk. I know it's short notice but I'd love people to join me. My mom died of MS when she was only 61 years old. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 15:50:00 EST Belong to the YMCA??? Anyone interested in joining us for YMCA outings? <BR> Here is the link: <link> </link> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 15:48:08 EST Our children Anyone with kids interested in family walks? Tue, 22 Mar 2011 15:46:47 EST Chubby Puppy? Anyone interested in walking their dogs? Tue, 22 Mar 2011 15:45:28 EST New or Old Team Member introduce here! I want to get to know you all. <BR> I'm Lisa from Olympia, WA. My SO of 10 years, Lenny & I live with our 9 y/o son. I am a SAHM, an aspiring writer & I homeschool my son. We also have a 4 y/o grandson, Orion from Lenny's older son, Gabriel & his SO, Samantha. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:00:18 EST YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!! Let's go team!!! I'm here. I want help & I want to give help! Please come back to the boards!!! Tue, 22 Mar 2011 13:40:48 EST New to SparkPeople... Hello everybody, <BR> <BR> I just joined SparkPeople (for a second time, but didn't give it enough of a chance the first time). I'm hoping to connect with some like-minded people in the area. My fiance' and I have made a lot of changes to our lives recently. I've lost 50 pounds (as of today!) and he's lost about 45. He's getting his body in shape to join the U.S. Army. I just want to be healthy, active, and able to jump out of a plane some day. <BR> <BR> Most of our old friends are, well, n... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:49:05 EST . . Tue, 15 Mar 2011 00:38:07 EST IS THIS TEAM STILL HERE??? I live in Olympia & would love to meet some local work out partners! Mon, 14 Mar 2011 22:18:39 EST recommitting for good.... Hello <BR> I don't live in Olympia, but there were no Grays Harbor groups.....hope you don't mind. I do plan on walking/running the half marathon on May 15th in Olympia...anyone else? <BR> I glad to be back and look forward to getting to know ya'all. <BR> Heather Tue, 1 Mar 2011 12:51:31 EST New to Olympia but not to SparkPeople Hello everyone! I am originally from Eastern Washington but just moved here from Utah where I lived for the last couple of years. My sister has lived here for eight years now. I moved to be closer to her. <BR> <BR> I have been doing SparkPeople since April and I have lost 50 lbs so far. I would love to get to know some people and make some friends in the area. My name is Anna. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Sat, 22 Jan 2011 20:23:06 EST Team Leader Help! As always I love this team and I love posting the different events I am going to be at and see who joins. <BR> <BR> Due to an ankle injury I wasn't able to hardly walk for a year but now I am back to training and hope to work my way to a 5K again. <BR> <BR> I need help if anyone would like to be a co leader please....PLEASE let me know! Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:02:07 EST Warrior Dash July 16, 2011 I just heard about the Warrior Dash (new to Washington this year) being held in North Bend July 16 of this year. I am considering doing this as it looks challenging AND fun. You can learn more on their website: <link><BR>hington.php </link> <BR> <BR> Is anyone else interested? Wed, 5 Jan 2011 23:08:35 EST Looking for a Walking Buddy in Lacey I'm looking for a walking buddy for daytime walks. Evenings are too busy this time of year though they might work in the summer. <BR> I live near the College St./Yelm Hwy. intersection but would like to try some of the trails I have seen near St. Martin's. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 11:13:24 EST Olympia's Annual Holiday Walk 2010 is TOMORROW!!!! What: 5k or 10k walk <BR> When: December 4, 2010 3-6pm start <BR> Where: Walk starts in the Capitol Building, north entrance! <BR> <BR> For more info: <link><BR>levents/christmas_2010_se.html </link> Sat, 4 Dec 2010 00:17:45 EST Turn Back the Clock Fun Run 5k, 10k- Nov 7, 2010 November 7th at Rainier Vista Park in Lacey. I'll add the link so you can find all the info. :o) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ock/ </link> Sun, 12 Sep 2010 12:58:27 EST Light the Night Walk Oct 9th South Sound <BR> Saturday, Oct. 9 <BR> Ruston Way Waterfront Tacoma <BR> <BR> Remembrance Ceremony 4:30 p.m. <BR> <BR> Food & Festivities 5:30 p.m. <BR> <BR> Walk Begins at 6:30 p.m. <BR> <BR> Quick facts about Walk night: <BR> <BR> Illuminated balloons, Light the Night T-shirts and a wrist band entitling walkers to enjoy food and refreshments are provided to all walkers who become a Champion For Cures by raising $100 or more to help fight blood cancer. <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> The Wal... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 18:24:10 EST August Get Together How do people feel about a get together at Capital Lake with a Pot Luck and walks/runs around Capital Lake and Downtown. <BR> <BR> Respond here please Sun, 25 Jul 2010 14:36:48 EST For anyone in Olympia or Lacey If anyone is looking for a wonderful place to walk, Capital Lake is fantastic but I am unsure of mileage around it. Also there is an amazing little park called Homann park. It has a track, soccer field, kids play toys, baseball diamond, and little basketball court. If anyone is interested in walking at Homann park lemme know since I live right by there. Sat, 24 Jul 2010 06:12:33 EST Does anyone want to go hiking?? Yesterday was my first day out hiking since a knee injury and I realized what poor shape I'm in! I'd love to get out there hiking more often, but my husband won't go and doesn't want me going alone. <BR> <BR> Does anyone in Thurston or Lewis county need a hiking buddy? I'm up for anything from local trails to Mt Rainier NP or Mt St Helens NP. Right now I can hike 10 miles or so.. but hope to double that by fall. Wed, 14 Jul 2010 19:30:56 EST Hello...again Hi all! I'm not completely new to the group, but after a long hiatus I'm starting all over again. I've moved out of my boyfriend's parents' horrifying basement, am employed full-time now in a job I actually enjoy, and all-in-all enjoying a MUCH more stable existence! Perhaps my attempt at weight loss will be more successful this time now that I'm not constantly stressed out! Wish me luck! Tue, 1 Jun 2010 23:18:23 EST Dog needs good home Hi all, my daughter brought home an abandoned dog; looks like a golden lab mix...she's really pretty; we think she's 3 yo unknown whether or not she's spayed but we think so. She's good with other dogs and cats; like all labs likes to dig and chew. Country home with fence would be ideal. <BR> Call me if interested; we will come to visit your home and see if it is a good fit. We live in Yelm. <BR> We already have 2 dogs and 3 cats so can't afford to keep her. <BR> Jeanette 359-8728 Tue, 18 May 2010 11:00:59 EST Hello for the 3rd time! Yes... I'm back. <BR> <BR> 232lbs - 8/14/2009 was my last entry on this site. <BR> I am now 245lbs and almost starting all over again. <BR> Lots has been going on, moving around, change of lifestyle.. and here i am...again lol <BR> <BR> I'm always up for looking for a workout buddy and thought i might add it in my post, I live more in the lacey area but close enough to oly. If your interested send me a mail :) <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get back on track,and hoping to loose 3+ pounds a week. ... Mon, 17 May 2010 21:20:07 EST Lacey Spring Fun Fair, May 15 and 16 Lacey Spring Fun Fair! <BR> <BR> Two days of FUN for families and young people of all ages! Since 1988, Lacey Spring Fun Fair has provided FREE Kidsworld activities and entertainment for thousands of visitors. With arts and crafts, commercial vendors and food concessions Fun Fair is truly a popular community celebration! <BR> <BR> <BR> Lacey Spring Fun Fair 2010 <BR> <BR> Fun Fair Hours: <BR> <BR> Saturday, May 15: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. <BR> <BR> Sunday, May 16: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p... Thu, 6 May 2010 02:23:16 EST Couch to 5K I am healing a Sprained ankle. As soon as I get the go ahead from my Dr. I am going to start a Couch to 5K training program. I am more than willing to post each day's activities for those who can't join me. <BR> <BR> But... <BR> <BR> I thought it would be fun to get those who can actually meet in person together to do it. Thoughts? Interested? I know lots of people who have done this training program and loved it (at least at the end.) I started it but had to stop due to a car acciden... Sat, 1 May 2010 09:56:28 EST Capital City Marathon Sunday May 16th <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Online registration available through midnight, Thursday, May 13. There is NO registration the day of the race. No refunds, substitutions, or carry-overs. <BR> <BR> Start Times: <BR> 7:00 a.m. <BR> Marathon <BR> Marathon runners must maintain a pace of 14:30 minutes per mile (or faster) to complete the event before the course closes at 1:30 p.m. (approx. 6 1/2 hours). Runners unable to maintain a 14:30 pace should register for the Ha... Sat, 1 May 2010 09:48:43 EST Prairie Appreciation Day Sat May 8, 2010 Bring the family out for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the prairie in full bloom. This annual event will begin at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. See the official website for information about events, directions and more. <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 Apr 2010 02:56:13 EST Northwest Trek Run Wild Sept 18, 2010 Run Wild <BR> September 18, 2010 <BR> <BR> Choose from a 5K or 8K run, a 5K walk or Kids Dash and explore Trek's picturesque trails Saturday, September 18. The race is $25 with pre-registration and $35 on the day of the race. <BR> <BR> Enjoy: <BR> • USA Track & Field 5k certified course <BR> • Electronic chip timing provided by End Result <BR> • Unique race courses with separate courses for runners and walkers <BR> • Free Kids Dash for children of race participants <BR> <BR> I will... Thu, 8 Apr 2010 12:14:54 EST 5th Annual Run Like a Dog Aug 28th <link> </link> <BR> <BR> This is a local run/walk 5K event that supports our own local humane society. I have done it with Winston for the past two years and look forward to a 3rd. Dogs are welcome and get a goody bag at the end. <BR> <BR> Registration Fee $20 if early bird and $25 if later <BR> <BR> This year there is going to be a book signing and reading time, check out the link above. <BR> <BR> I hope to see you all there it is great fun! If you have ... Sun, 14 Mar 2010 13:21:17 EST Motivational Quotes Hi all, quotes really help me reflect and give me a daily boost. Please list your favorite quotes here! <BR> <BR> Todays: ““Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.” ...Marie Curie Thu, 4 Mar 2010 14:40:48 EST 10 Mile Run for Emilye Flick April 17th Sunday, April 17, 2010 <BR> Time: 10am <BR> Location: Yelm, Wa. (Yelm/Tenino trail head) <BR> <BR> <BR> Emilye Flick is a 3 yr old little girl who has been diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma Cancer. She is undergoing kemo at Mary Bridge's Hospital. Please join Runbrotherrun in this event. Donate if you can. Her and the family need everyone's help. <BR> <BR> There is also another cause for Emilye. They have black mold in their home. This causes very severe chest issues. So donations will ... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 14:43:16 EST Car Accident/Cupid Marathon Due to a car accident I am not going to be able to walk the Cupid Walk but if everyone is still walking I will go and take pictures...Cheer ya all on at the end! <BR> <BR> Let me know if there is a group that is walking Fri, 5 Feb 2010 16:39:01 EST Hi, I'm new here! Hi everyone! I just signed up for Sparkpeople. I have 90+ to lose, and love this website already! I'm thinking about moving to the Olympia/Tumwater area, but I currently live in Michigan. Would anyone mind if I participated in your group so I can learn about the area a little and maybe make some friends? I'd love to move to a new place and already have great ideas about activities and things to do there! Good luck to everyone, have a great day! Wed, 3 Feb 2010 00:39:53 EST New to Sparks I am Nancy and I have lived in Oly all my life. I graduated in oly in 75, I would really like to meet some walking buddies. I have to go a little slow because I broke my hip in September. This really has been a pain in Ass and I really miss walking or hiking. I have been fighting my weight since 4th grade. I got to 200 when i was expecting my twins, I am close enough to panic and need to get my body back in shape, My husband loves to Cook and he needs to lose a 100 pd I am trying to ... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:56:23 EST New to Sparks I am Nancy and I have lived in Oly all my life. I graduated in oly in 75, I would really like to meet some walking buddies. I have to go a little slow because I broke my hip in September. This really has been a pain in Ass and I really miss walking or hiking. I have been fighting my weight since 4th grade. I got to 200 when i was expecting my twins, I am close enough to panic and need to get my body back in shape, My husband loves to Cook and he needs to lose a 100 pd I am trying to ... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:56:23 EST Spark Boot Camp This weeks winners... <BR> <BR> This week's three prize winners are: <BR> <BR> The Spark book prize winner: JACKSMOM10 <BR> <BR> Fit, Firm and Fired Up workout DVD prize winner: JOYCE62254 <BR> <BR> $25 Gift Certificate to the SparkStore prize winner: MELANIEC. <BR> <BR> Congratulations! Remember that there are still more chances to win weekly prizes and even bigger prizes during the next couple weeks, so keep tracking your exercise minutes and sticking with the Bootcamp! Sun, 17 Jan 2010 13:43:51 EST Birch Bay Road Race March 2010 <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Unique 15K and 30K Distances plus 5K <BR> <BR> Race Timing: <BR> <BR> Chip Timed (electronic clip with a velcro strap that goes around your right ankle - a wire at the start/finish line "reads" your time at you cross.) <BR> <BR> Location: <BR> <BR> Both races start and finish at the Water Slides area on Birch Bay-Lynden Road . The routes proceed south along Birch Bay to Birch Bay State Park and back. The 30K will then circle... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 19:49:34 EST Goeduck Gallop You guessed it right here in the State Capital! Ok actually at the Evergreen State College. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ntry/geoduckgallop.htm </link> the link will take you to the map and registration for this event. 10K anyone?! <BR> <BR> Goeduck Gallop <BR> <BR> Sunday February 7th 2010 <BR> <BR> Half Marathon & 10K <BR> <BR> Registration is at 7:30 and the race starts at 8. The money raised will be going to Haiti via Red Cross. <BR> <BR> Ok they nee... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 19:35:23 EST trying to figure all this out Hello everyone: I just moved back to Wash. after a 28 year stay in Idaho. I left my family to start a new life with my wonderful husband of 2 months. I have been her since Nov. and I know not one person in the Olympia area. so to say the least my best friend is food. I found this site thanks to my son-in-law and am looking to meet and make new friends. there is alot to learn to navigate on this site, I have been pushing buttons and hope they are the right ones to be hitting. (water goals and... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 13:37:00 EST Fitness For Vitality 5k/10k Race/Walk Fitness For Vitality 5k/10k Race/Walk <BR> <BR> Sunday, March 28, 2010 @ 9:00 AM local time <BR> Seward Park, Seattle <BR> 5895 Lake Washington Blvd Seattle, WA <BR> <BR> Date <BR> Sunday, March 28, 2010 @ 9:00 AM local time <BR> <BR> Address <BR> Seward Park, Seattle <BR> 5895 Lake Washington Blvd <BR> <BR> The 5k and the 10k both cost $25 unless you are a member of <link> </link> then it is $23 <BR> <BR> <em>68</em> <em>68</em> <em>26</em> <em>68</em> <em>68</em> ... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 10:19:07 EST Boot Camp 2010 Discussions <BR> <em>38</em> Who is doing the Boot Camp? <BR> <em>38</em> What's your starting out stats? <BR> <em>38</em> Check in, did you do your work out for the day? <BR> <em>38</em> How are you feeling as we do the work out. <BR> <BR> Of course we are not limited to these questions but I thought it would be a great starting point. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to hear how all of you are doing and of course as always we are a team so let us know if there is anything someone can do for you. Chat, ... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 11:32:51 EST The Spark Book Discussion <em>305</em> <em>244</em> <em>305</em> <em>244</em> <em>305</em> <BR> <BR> Have you started reading, maybe even finished The Spark? <BR> <BR> Use this space to share with our team what you think about the book. How has it helped you on your journey to your goals? <BR> <BR> <em>305</em> <em>244</em> <em>305</em> <em>244</em> <em>305</em> Sat, 2 Jan 2010 01:53:52 EST Runner's World Run Less Run Faster (book) Has anyone one read Run Less Run Faster? <BR> <BR> I am just starting it today, got it the day before Christmas! I really like it and only on chapter 3. Discussion group...or maybe even a training group anyone? <BR> <BR> Can't wait for pay day so I can buy the Spark book! Mon, 28 Dec 2009 00:14:56 EST Cupid's Marathon, Half, 10 mile, 10k, 5k & 1 mile Cupid's Marathon, Half, 10 miles, 10k, 5k & 1 mile <BR> (lots of distance choices on this one!) <BR> <BR> Date <BR> Saturday, February 13, 2010 @ 10:30 PM local time <BR> <BR> Address <BR> Swede Hall <BR> 18543 Albany street <BR> Rochester, WA <BR> <BR> Registration Closing Date <BR> Saturday, February 13, 2010 @ 12:00 PM <BR> <BR> <BR> Brief Description <BR> Come celebrate valentine day by running in a full or half-marathon, 10 miles, 10k, 5k 1 mile run or a Duathlon: 1 mile run, 11.5... Sun, 27 Dec 2009 17:37:13 EST Is there a SP support group in the Oly area? I am looking to see if there is a SP support group or activities for the Oly area. I want to create a bigger circle of friends to work with in my journey. Mon, 14 Dec 2009 17:17:05 EST Good belly dance instructors? I really want to take some belly dance classes. So I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good instructor in the area? <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Dec 2009 17:08:02 EST Anyone else want to walk the Yelm - Tenino trail?? I live in Tenino and want to start walking the Yelm to Tenino trail. Anyone else in the area who needs a walking or hiking buddy? <BR> <BR> I don't mind dogs or kids if you want to bring yours along :-) I have two dogs that walk with me usually. Thu, 19 Nov 2009 15:11:35 EST Hello from Rochester Hello every one. I was looking around trying to find a group close to home and here I am. I've been on Sp for 20 days. I am loving it. I have lived in the PNW for 9 yrs and love it! I am a union Boilermaker and am looking forward to losing 204 lbs by this time in 2011. Hope to get a chance to meet all of you soon. <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:14:03 EST 11th Annual world Run Day Nov. 8th Date <BR> Sunday, November 08, 2009 @ 9:00 AM local time <BR> <BR> Address <BR> <em>250</em> Select your favorite running route <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Event <BR> Run with other runners world-wide in a celebration of running and charity! Once registered, we'll proudly mail you the official World Run Day 2009 event t-shirt! You'll automatically be listed on our event site as a participant and Running Ambassador for quite possibly the greatest event in running history: World Ru... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 10:20:18 EST Plateaud out how do i get out of staying at the same weight i need to loose 20lbs more but i am stuck have own gym. Sat, 3 Oct 2009 19:09:33 EST Spirit of Pittsburgh Virtual 1/2 Marathon Looking to run a half marathon this fall, but can't find one listed on your local race schedule? Want to run or walk with friends but don't want the hassel of a large race? <BR> <BR> This November Map My Run/Walk is partnering with Run Wild Racing to present the MapMyRun Spirit of Pittsburgh Virtual Half Marathon. <BR> <BR> This virtual event will give you the chance to "virtually" participate in the half marathon slated for November 1, 2009 in Pittsburgh, PA. <BR> <BR> All you need to ... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 13:42:20 EST ING New York Marathon Virtual Running Events Have a difficult time with those one day marathons and the time in which you have to do them? <BR> <BR> ING, Map My Run/Walk have a solution! You can do a partial 3m and they figure out your time for the marathon or you can run a full marathon when you want during the specific 96 hour time span in October or November. Another bonus is you can run where ever you don't even have to leave your neighborhood, unless you want to. Follow the link below. <BR> <BR> Details <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 13:21:33 EST Big Climb March 21, 2010 Are you up for the challenge of: <BR> <BR> 69 flights of stairs <BR> <BR> 1,311 steps <BR> <BR> 788ft of vertical elevation <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge? <BR> <BR> Sunday, March 21, 2010 <BR> <BR> Online registration will open Nov. 1, 2009. <BR> Sun, 27 Sep 2009 14:08:37 EST Walk at Pt. Defiance 9/26/09 There is a walk scheduled at Pt. Defiance this coming saturday 9/26/09 at 9am. I heard about it through a dating website. Singles walk-Children are welcome! The group is meeting at the Rhododendron Garden. I'm planning to go if anyone else wants to join me. I don't really think you HAVE to be single to take a walk either. Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:28:50 EST What motivates you to reach a healthy weight? I just got a wake-up call, and thought that motivation would be a useful topic. <BR> <BR> This week, after months of experiencing the first hip problems I’ve ever had, which have kept me from doing most exercise (even normal household chores), I got x-rays and have an answer. I have osteoarthritis in both hips but especially in the right one, with bone spurs. I have NO pain in the left can have this developing and NOT KNOW IT. <BR> <BR> My chiropractor says after an adjustment th... Sun, 20 Sep 2009 12:18:19 EST Hey i'm back Hey guys! It's Kristine! I was on spark people last year. I can't forget chazz or maya! I'm back. I'm new for all you new people in the last year. Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:20:56 EST 30 days anyone? I just re-joined Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Team. I need more, more accountability, support and motivation. I only get her 1st and 2nd video on Comcast. So that's what I'll do, it is a butt kicker if you have never tried it. <BR> <BR> Anyway, If anyone is interested in posting daily workouts with me lets do it, for 30 days! Do whatever workout you want, and post it here. <BR> <BR> WooHoo, I hope to get some players! <BR> Cheryl <BR> Fri, 11 Sep 2009 10:36:58 EST Haunted Hustle Fun Run Oct 11th! <em>424</em> <em>431</em> <em>424</em> <em>424</em> <em>431</em> <BR> Haunted Hustle Fun Run <BR> October 11, 2009 @ 9:00 AM local time <BR> <BR> Location <BR> Pioneer Park <BR> 330 S. Meridian Puyallup, WA <BR> <BR> Sunday, October 11, 2009 @ 9:00 AM local time <BR> <BR> Address <BR> Pioneer Park <BR> 330 S. Meridian <BR> <BR> Fees <BR> $20 Early Bird, $25 Regular Registration <BR> <BR> Registration Closing Date <BR> Thursday, October 08, 2009 @ 11:59 PM <BR> <BR> Brief Desc... Fri, 4 Sep 2009 11:33:44 EST help (went through the drive through this am) I stayed at a friend's house last night - I know no excuse really but I went through the drive through and the calorie count was 710... how do I manage the rest of the day? Any ideas? Wed, 26 Aug 2009 12:04:40 EST Run Like A Dog August 22 Sorry this is so last minute. I have been gone to Operation Purple Camp and didn't know this was going on or that I would be doing it. <BR> <BR> 5K in Olympia to help raise money for the Humane Society. It starts at 9am and there are fun things at the end. It is dog and family friendly and you get a t-shirt and registration is $25. <BR> <BR> Here is the website with the reg. form and the email to send it to. I am paying at the event so you don't need to mail in the money or give them a ... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 14:07:55 EST Another Newbie Hey there. I'm new and thought I'd say hi. I've lived in the Oly area almost as long a I've been struggling to lose weight... in other words nearly forever! I'm a positive energetic person and am excited to get to know everyone. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 19:33:13 EST New team member from Yelm Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just joined Oly WA Spark and hope to meet some of you in person (is there anyone from Yelm or Rainier in the group?). Since Jan. 2009 I've been facilitating a free weight loss group that meets every Sunday 2-4 p.m. in Rainier. Any of you are welcome to join if you'd like some in-person support. We're a small group in the boonies, but we're SparkPeople too! <BR> <BR> I've lost 38 pounds overall in the last few years, and still have about 70 to go. I have had a hip pr... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 15:38:24 EST New to Olympia and Looking for Friends I just moved here from Phoenix, Arizona. Huge climate change, right? I am energetic and fun loving, but haven't had the opportunity to find people to hang out with. This could be great! I'm dedicated to losing my weight and getting in shape for my 2011 Italy trip and more importantly the rest of my life. If you want to hang out, or maybe just talk over the phone I'd really appreciate it. <em>220</em> Sat, 25 Jul 2009 01:17:10 EST New to this group HI, I'm Shawna. I am a student at St. Martin's in Lacey and could really use some motivation. I saw that this group has a walk Capitol Lake schedule and I thought that it might be fun. Plus, since this is a local group, I was hoping that there are members who belong to the YMCA that could be possible workout partners. <BR> A little bit about me. I am 33 years old and have been experiencing the beginning symptoms of pre-diabetes. I have about 30 pounds I would like to lose and it has ... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 12:26:34 EST Favorite place to Exercise / go on an outing?? I just LOVE the Chehalis Western Trail. Riding my bike on the paved trail is so much fun. I love to ride starting in Tenino - what a gift! a picnic carried on a bike to the Monarch Sculpture garden is a perfect afternoon outing! <BR> <BR> We also had a fun outing one day to the Mima Mounds north of Grand Mound. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else have a favorite place to exercise in the area?? Please share - the weather is so great and I'd love to explore! Tue, 21 Jul 2009 11:36:13 EST Hey, I'm new and just joined spark. I don't live in Olympia, but am there all the time for work and want to live there. I love it! I live in a hick town about 30 min south! I have a lot of goal, most being weight loss. I want to make a healthier me! Sat, 4 Jul 2009 01:08:39 EST Help! I'm coming back to Spark.. Hi all.. I'm in Lacey and have been on Sparkpeople for a while but haven't been doing much of anything lately. I lost alot of weight a couple of years ago and did pretty well in keeping it off but it's slowly starting to find it's way back! I've been struggling to get and stay motivated.. I can use the encouragement! Glad to find a local group and hope to get to know some of you.. Thu, 2 Jul 2009 14:34:13 EST New Mommie Hi there fellow Olympians. My name is Tausha, and I am a new mommy of one sweet little 4 month old boy. I joined sparkspeople in hopes of creating a better lifestyle for myself and my family. I want to be healthier for my son, so I can do all the fun things in the months and years to come, without getting too tired and being in too much pain. Any advice or support would be greatly appreciated. Thu, 2 Jul 2009 02:26:10 EST HELLO! I'm New to Olympia Spark Hello, I have been with SP since March '09. I did real well in the beginning but the last few weeks have been VERY hard for me. I have been very emotionally stressed. I'm trying to get back into the mindset to get this done. I am east of Olympia, I currently am not working so I try to spend a lot of time in the yard. And trying to make SP a priority again. Thu, 25 Jun 2009 14:17:58 EST Best Time to Walk by Prevention Mag. Get More from Your Workout: <BR> Do cardio in the early morning <BR> Ultimately, the best time to exercise is when you'll actually do it, say experts at the American College of Sports Medicine. That's one reason for scheduling it early in the day. You have fewer distractions and, if something does interfere, you can still reschedule for the afternoon or evening. If you exercise outdoors, you'll be happy to know that air pollution is typically lowest in the morning. And research demonstrates ... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 09:44:34 EST ***7 Day Challenge*** Okay, so 14 is a big commitment for me, you too? I'll just copy Maya's 14 day challenge and here we go! <BR> <BR> Pick 3 (1 will work for me) goals from below or create your own small goals to focus on for the next week. (edit, edit, edit) It is amazing how quickly you work your way to being able to do 7 days. Post on this thread how you are doing daily. If for some reason you miss any goal during any given day, no big deal just (don't tell anyone) KIDDING!!! start over: <BR> <BR> Drink 8 ... Wed, 17 Jun 2009 20:03:21 EST Celebrate National Best Friends Day! Tell us about you Best Friend or if you are like me I have a select group. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Mon, 8 Jun 2009 10:17:48 EST TrailsFest 2009 July 18th TrailsFest 2009: Get Outside and Play! <BR> <BR> If you love the great outdoors, you’ll love TrailsFest! TrailsFest takes place at Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area in North Bend on Saturday, July 18. Stop by anytime from 10 am – 4 pm! It's free! <BR> <BR> This outdoor recreation festival features clinics on everything from wilderness first aid to hiking with kids to backcountry cooking. Take a guided hike, tie a fly on, look for birds, paddle a kayak or climb a rock wall. Visit dozens of e... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 11:09:47 EST Pain-Proof Your Walk Pain-Proof Your Walk <BR> Solutions to the 10 most common walking injuries <BR> By Martica K. Heaner , Martica K. Heaner is a certified fitness instructor. <BR> <BR> We all know that walking is the safest, easiest form of exercise there is, so why should you bother reading this article? Because left ignored, an innocent niggle can easily become a chronic problem. In fact, each year nearly 250,000 hoofers are hobbled, thanks to a walking-induced pain or a nagging old exercise injury that wal... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 00:56:30 EST Spread Your Spark Weekend June 26-28 You don't have to be on Spark People to join in. Just enjoy walking, the outdoors and making friends. Oh yeah and on Saturday good food! <BR> <BR> These are all Volksmarches that are qualified for your passport. If you don't have one check out the information below. <BR> <BR> June 26 – 9 am meet at Bayview Thriftway: Olympia Capitol and Downtown Walk. <BR> June 27 – 10 am meet at Bayview Thriftway: Olympia Capitol and Water Walk (Picnic to follow walk) <BR> June 28 – 1 pm meet at Texaco... Thu, 28 May 2009 16:30:59 EST Show Your Spark Weekend Plans June 26-28 I thought a Volksmarch would be the easiest thing for us to do, I would say followed by a picnic Spark Recipies. <BR> <BR> Here is a list of walks that are year round that would be fun or close, or beach related <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Ocean Shores - Beach Walk <BR> Ocean Shores - Jetty Walk <BR> Olympia - Olympia Capitol and Downtown <BR> Olympia - Olympia Capitol and Water Walk <BR> Olympia - West Olympia Walk <BR> <BR> The weekend is 3 days so we ca... Sun, 24 May 2009 15:13:29 EST Do you have Facebook or Myspace So many people have Facebook and/or MySpace these days. They are just another way to stay in touch and provide support and friendship for fellow SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> If you have either feel free to share your link or name here to find each other. <BR> <BR> I have both but I don't really use MySpace. So Facebook you can find me under Maya Bree. Thu, 21 May 2009 02:10:36 EST SP IM Well as you my have noticed there have been some updates made to your SparkPage. <BR> <BR> Another update to happen this week is the addition of IM. <BR> <BR> They will be launching an Instant Messaging feature soon. It will be optional (so if you don't want to use it you can totally turn it off), but you'll be able to IM with any of your mutual friends. (That means that you both have to have added each other as friends on your SparkPages to be able to chat with them.) <BR> <BR> We have... Wed, 20 May 2009 19:32:28 EST Volkssporti ng/Marching New to Volkssporting? <BR> <BR> Volkssporting events are sanctioned by 30 active Volkssport clubs in Washington State. All events are open to the public. Walkers of all ages may participate at no charge. An awards program is available at a nominal cost. <BR> <BR> Detailed information on how to participate in volkssporting is available on the American Volkssport Association website under "Lets Go on a Volksmarch". If you like what you see, be sure to order a New Walkers Packet from the AVA. ... Tue, 19 May 2009 20:33:28 EST 11th Annual Run Wild; September 19 Run Wild (11th annual) <BR> September 19, 2009 <BR> <BR> <BR> Run through nature trails at Trek's 8K/5K fun run and walk. Chip timing, USTAF certification and door prizes. <BR> <BR> Get started training now with the St. Joseph Heart and Vascular Center's Trek Trackin' program and earn a free behind-the-scenes tour. <BR> <BR> Pre-registered runners and walkers will pay $25. Those registering on the day of the race will pay $35. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nt... Tue, 19 May 2009 20:18:54 EST **** 14 Day Challenge **** Pick 3 goals from below or create your own small goals to focus on for the next two weeks and for those who find 2 weeks hard go for 7 days. It is amazing how quickly you work your way to being able to do 14 days. Post on this thread how you are doing daily. If for some reason you miss any goal during any given day, no big deal just start over: <BR> <BR> Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> Eat 2 veggies <BR> Eat 2 fruits <BR> Take a walk <BR> Walk 10,000 steps a day <BR> Stretch in the morn... Tue, 19 May 2009 16:48:42 EST Captial Lake Walks~ We are planning some walks around Capital Lake and we want to invite everyone and anyone to join us! The first walk is tonight (Tuesday) at 7pm, we are meeting at Marathon Park! Please come join us and if all goes well we can schedule more walks, and go to new places!!! <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone on reaching their goals!!! <BR> <BR> Becka Tue, 19 May 2009 16:31:05 EST WE ARE WALKING! Sounds like a few of us are getting together for a walk around the lake...if anyone else is interested, We are meeting tomorrow (TUESDAY). Not sure what time and where we are meeting...that will be determined really soon! Let us know!!! <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work! <BR> <BR> Becka Mon, 18 May 2009 17:32:26 EST New to the Group and excited to be on my way!! I am a 32 year old mother of two beautiful children and wife to an amazing husband. I am ready to start a new lifestyle and help my entire family to becaome healthier! <BR> I want to meet others in my area who have the same interests and want to help each other out to become healthier and happier together!! <em>213</em> <em>30</em> Fri, 15 May 2009 17:23:30 EST New to sparks! HI~ I am 24, a mother of 3 beautiful boys and have a loving fiance, my name is Becka. I just started to make my life a little bit better by deciding to make my body a little better! I want to make the most of this website but need a lot of help...I have no clue how to shop healthy, eat healthy, and/or be healthy. I am on a very tight budget as most of us are these days and am finding that eating healthy seems to be expensive any ideas on how to budget it in are more than welcome they are appr... Fri, 15 May 2009 17:12:24 EST New Member from Port Orchard Okay not exactly Olympia, but here I am. Thu, 7 May 2009 16:28:51 EST New Member from Tenino Hi, <BR> I am a nurse practitioner from Tenino. I've lost 30 pounds in the past four months and seem to have altered my relationship with food. I actually forget to eat at times and have to remind myself. I'm in the process of making lots of changes in my life. I'm starting a new business called House Calls to see people who don't have insurance or don't have transportation or just want more holistic care at home. I don't bill insurance and don't have the overhead of an office so I can k... Thu, 23 Apr 2009 00:18:51 EST New Member from Lacey I am actually in Lacey, but figured this is close enough lol. I have alot of weight to lose! I just signed up today, so this is all very new to me. I set up my page so feel free to read about me. In short I am 29, been married 10 yrs. We have children (see page for more info) and pets too which i sadly forgot to mention on page so will try and do that tomorrow. My biggest problem is my injuries that make me not do much excerise (alot of excuses too). I would love to get to know some of you... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 16:51:34 EST Hi Olympians! It doesn't look like we're a super active team here, but I figured I'd introduce myself anyway. I live out towards Indian Summer and work downtown. Most days I commute by motorcycle, but not in THIS weather. Who guessed we'd have snow the first day of April! I can ride in the rain, but this is just getting silly. <BR> <BR> At any rate, it's good to see I'm not the only one here from Olympia. Hang in there! Wed, 1 Apr 2009 12:37:03 EST Motivation Nation Hey there! I have made a sparkteam!! yay! Its called "Motivation Nation" My team's purpose is to motivate you and to keep you on track so you can reach your goals! We will be here through thick and thin!(pun intended), We are here to listen to your problems and we will help you perk your self back up so you can feel good again! The sadder you are, the harder it is to reach that goal! So i would like to invite you guys to join me!! <link><BR>ndividual.asp?... Wed, 18 Mar 2009 09:42:12 EST Hiya! I'm in Olympia & looking for a 'buddy'! I live in Olympia & would like to get to know some locals trying to do the same things as I am. Walking, going to the YMCA....I'm also open to suggestions! Anyone? <BR> Lisa <em>43</em> Wed, 11 Mar 2009 23:03:35 EST Hello! Buddy me! Hey there! <BR> I wandered over here from the offical washington sparkteam. <BR> My name is Maria, and im looking for a buddy! or buddies! <BR> I was wondering if anyone lived close to lacey area, we can go grab a bite to eat and meet each other, it doesnt have to be just one person either =)we can all band together and kick each others butts to exercise. <BR> I know personally ill be nervous since im not used to this whole thing. Also, I'm 19 years old but im pretty grown up, i have friends... Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:16:26 EST New here! Hi everyone:) I'm new, been on my plan about 5 weeks. Didn't think I'd stick to Spark, but it is really easy. I still forget to log my stuff every day though!! Anyways, I look forward to seeing how everyone else is doing here in Oly on thier plans....I've got an appt today at doctors for weigh wish me luck! Good luck everyone!! Tue, 24 Feb 2009 14:17:59 EST everyone safe and dry?? out here in rochester with my husband , <BR> THE kids and I were evacuated in centralia wed praying home is dry we lost everyTHING last year ,it is so devastating for so many people ...and the animals ...all the losses...praying for all ...trish Fri, 9 Jan 2009 10:27:14 EST Hi Everyone I have been with spark for about a year and found this team through the new washington team. I live in Olympia with my husband, 1 dog, 1 cat, and 2 birds. In the last year I have lost 30 lbs and have 80 more to go however I have lived with PCOS for 8 years and losing weight is really slow going. I have lost alot of my motivation so hopefully this group can help. <BR> <BR> Kristen <em>213</em> Tue, 30 Dec 2008 16:22:21 EST Hello Hi, I am new to spark and trying to find my way around. I am hoping to find people in my area. Sat, 13 Dec 2008 12:40:58 EST Sparks Daylight Savings Article 6 Tips to Deal with the End of Daylight Saving Time <BR> Time-Tested Ways to Cope with the Time Change <BR> <BR> -- By Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> <BR> It’s that time of year again, when we reset our clocks and try to readjust to the time change associated with Daylight Saving Time (DST). Some of us breeze through the change seamlessly, yet others feel out of sorts for days. If you have trouble dealing with this sudden disruption in your routine, it is for good reason. <BR> <BR> E... Sat, 1 Nov 2008 15:49:09 EST Good Music, Great Dancing! I absolutely LOVE dancing and I also love live music...especially when it ROCKS! Fuze is a local band that is playing this weekend. If anyone wants to go shake it to some great rock cover songs, let me know! I want to go out Saturday, but the usual dancing crew seems to have dissolved over the last couple months. I'm in need of new dancing buddies! :) The boys are fun and funny...and I usually dance the night away and leave there sweaty...its a great workout! Tue, 21 Oct 2008 19:29:41 EST National Love Your Body Day ! Name one thing about yourself that has improved in the last five years. (It doesn't have to be physical.) <BR> <BR> I'll Start: my ability to communicate with others I might not agree with. <BR> <BR> I also like the inches lost! Wed, 15 Oct 2008 11:38:18 EST Challenge: List 5 Things You Love about yourself This Challenge is to help with your positive self talk. List 5 things you either love or like about yourself. <BR> <BR> Me... <BR> 1. That I am Loyal <BR> 2. Compassionate <BR> 3. Reaching for the "impossible" <BR> 4. Listener <BR> 5. Beautiful <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>26</em> <em>244</em> <em>247</em> <em>26</em> <em>244</em> <em>247</em> <em>26</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 11 Oct 2008 01:25:38 EST ***14 Day Challenge*** Pick 3 goals from below or create your own small goals to focus on for the next two weeks. Post on this thread how you are doing daily. If for some reason you miss any goal during any given day, no big deal just start over: <BR> <BR> Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> Eat 2 veggies <BR> Eat 2 fruits <BR> Take a walk <BR> Walk 10,000 steps a day <BR> Stretch in the morning <BR> Write in a journal <BR> Read Team mate's Blogs Daily <BR> Journal all the food eaten <BR> Eat breakfast <BR> Avoid usin... Mon, 6 Oct 2008 10:33:33 EST ***Capital Holiday 5K/10K Walk*** 12/6/2008 A walk here in Olympia, can you believe it?! <BR> <BR> December 6th at 3:00PM <BR> <BR> Location: <BR> State Capital Building <BR> <BR> That is all the info I have at this time. When I get more I will post it. Mon, 6 Oct 2008 02:47:00 EST How to Solve Your Walking Pain <BR> How to Solve Your Walking Pain <BR> <BR> By Danny and Katherine Dreyer, Founders <BR> ChiWalking <BR> <BR> Discomfort and pain are your body's ways of telling you that something is not moving correctly. Whether or not you remain in pain is, most times, up to you. It might sound funny, but pain is a good least when it can forewarn you of potential damage. Practice becoming a great detective when dealing with aches and pains and see how your posture, your walking and your m... Mon, 6 Oct 2008 01:54:03 EST ***Toys for Tots 5k Walk & Run / 10k Run*** Dec 13 PRE-REGISTRATION: $15 <BR> BY Friday, December 5, 2008 <BR> <BR> DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION: $20 <BR> Registration: 9:45 – 10:45 <BR> <BR> RACE BEGINS: 11:00 am <BR> <BR> For information: <BR> call: (425) 359-0868 <BR> email: will@ArlingtonRunnersClub.Org <BR> <BR> Return form & Make checks payable to: <BR> ARC; 7012 65th Avenue NE; Marysville, WA 98270 <BR> <BR> All registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE <BR> <BR> 5k Walk & Run / 10k Run** <BR> ** WARNING: ARC relies on volunte... Mon, 6 Oct 2008 01:40:58 EST "How was you day, or week? " Here we go.... <em>30</em> <BR> I'm having a very busy day. My girls have a Birthday party to go to today and tomorrow. I just got home from a week camping trip. Went to Yellowstone and Bad Lands National Parks. I slept for 13 hours last night, wow, I was tiered. Sat, 4 Oct 2008 13:36:25 EST I need a new goal and some help... I'm trying to figure something out. I seemed to lose more weight when walking than since I have started the gym. In fact I can't stand the gym except to go for one class on wednesdays. The perk is that it has a daycare and I make myself workout since I have someone to watch my kid. If it weren't getting cold outside, I would really consider just quitting the gym and getting outdoors everyday. It was a goal I had at the beginning of sparks to get a walk in every day and I did it, until I start... Thu, 25 Sep 2008 12:12:38 EST Haunted Hustle 5k Sunday, Oct. 6th Today at the NW Trek Run Wild we got a flier for Haunted Hustle. It sounds like fun and I would like to keep the momentum going. I know how hard it is to get out and walk and be active during the fall and winter. <BR> <BR> The website for this event is <BR> <BR> <BR> .htm?event_id=1634249&assetId=c9999804 <BR> -887f-4d69-9f83-800c06c8fc16 <BR> <BR> Sunday, October 6th <BR> <BR> Sun, 21 Sep 2008 01:05:05 EST Anyone up to joining a Volkssport Club? I did this years ago when I was a child. It was a lot of fun. <BR> <BR> The walks are through beautiful areas and well it was fun to collect the different patches and such. I wish I could remember where my patches were. <BR> <BR> For more information I found an Olympia Club and below you will find the link to their site. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This second link is the year round list of walks. Each one is different and the cost is $3. <BR> <BR> http://... Sat, 13 Sep 2008 00:53:07 EST Walking (Prevention, 2007) <BR> Walk Yourself Fit: Perfect Your Walking Technique Workout Video <BR> Walk off those extra pounds <BR> By Einav Keet <BR> <BR> Learn the proper walking technique for a pound-shedding stride by watching this 2-minute video, featuring four tips from Prevention fitness expert Chris Freytag. With Walk Yourself Fit: Perfect Your Walking Technique, you can start walking longer and stronger. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Stand taller by imagining that a wire attached to the top of your head is pull... Sat, 13 Sep 2008 00:35:02 EST Hi Hey there, my names Kat. I dont live in Oly, but I'm about 15 minutes south of there. I am a SAH mom to a 6 week old baby girl and I'm looking to lose the baby weight. Fri, 12 Sep 2008 16:38:44 EST New to Oly Hey there! I'm Allison. I just moved here from Fort Worth, Texas to go to TESC. I'm 18 and a "freshmore" (went to community college last year) and hoping to make some friends here on spark. I'm not new to spark, but have only lived in Oly for about two weeks now. I love it here! I know it won't be this sunny once the rain starts but Washington is gorgeous!!! I find it ironic that Ike is hitting Texas and the weather here is perfect. Hello new friends! Fri, 12 Sep 2008 15:01:33 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 10 Sep 2008 00:43:08 EST My weekly action items So out of the 3 action items for this week there is only one that I don't do regularly. Although I do do them a lot. <BR> <BR> Picking 2 or 3 fitness or nutrion items and doing it with a friend. <BR> <BR> 1. Everyday I am going to walk with my co workers around the field at least 2 miles after work. <BR> <BR> 2. I am going to work on a joint menu with my mom and then cook the meals jointly also. It is simular to their suggestion of making each other meals. <BR> <BR> #2 I had alrea... Mon, 8 Sep 2008 11:19:36 EST Talk Test and Capital Lake Walk! Yet again another great reason why everyone should join us on our walks. We want you to talk and visit so we know we are working hard enough. Talkers Unite! We will be meeting at Marathon Park at 6PM Friday, September 5. <BR> <BR> "Talk Test" Accurately Measures Exercise Intensity <BR> <BR> Fitness News Flash <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor & Health Educator <BR> <BR> SparkPeople Sponsors help keep the site free! <BR> The Talk Test has been a generally accepted guideline f... Fri, 5 Sep 2008 09:53:11 EST Are you proud of yourself? I have been casually changing my eating habits and activity level and have seen a small amount of weight go bye-bye... but I have seen some go and that makes me very proud of myself. There are somethings that I did this last week that I am proud of too. I tried derby for the first time and fully intend to go back and perfect a new skill while burning some major calories. Some food accomplishments include splitting a 400 calorie pizza in half and eating one half for dinner and the other half f... Tue, 2 Sep 2008 13:42:42 EST *10th Annual RUN WILD at Northwest Trek Sept. 20* I borrowed this from SCAROUSEL1 @ Washington State Greats! <BR> <BR> 10th Anniversary Run Wild 5k run or walk & 8k run <BR> September 20, 2008 <BR> <BR> Novice and veteran walkers and runners alike will enjoy a break from the norm, so raise your spirits and your animal smarts with Run Wild sponsored by St. Joseph Heart and Vascular Center and 100.7 The Wolf at Northwest Trek. Escape the traffic and concrete canyons and take a tour of the 8K or 5K wooded course and feel good about raising ... Wed, 27 Aug 2008 16:45:09 EST New to Oly Hey everyone. I recently moved here from Port Orchard for my job. I just wanted to stop in and say Hello! Mon, 25 Aug 2008 22:16:31 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 25 Aug 2008 00:03:17 EST Challenge Anyone? We were talking today on our way around the lake, and thought it would be fun for this team to have a few challenges. <BR> <BR> I like e-mail a team member once a week and introduce yourself. I think we have members that don't know this team has become active. <BR> <BR> Fri, 22 Aug 2008 01:17:22 EST Does anyone belong to the YMCA??? Hi, I'm Lisa. I live in W.Oly. Thu, 21 Aug 2008 15:16:41 EST Capital Lake Walk Schedule Hey all! We have some walks around Capital Lake scheduled for this week. <BR> <BR> Wednesday 3PM meeting on the 5th Street side of the lake. Where the road "T". <BR> <BR> Thursday 5PM meeting @ Marathon Park <BR> <BR> Friday 3PM Same as Wednesday. <BR> <BR> Feel free to join us. You can find us easy enough if you look for my dog, his picture is my profile picture. I will be at all the walks. <BR> <BR> <em>68</em> <em>68</em> <em>68</em> <em>68</em> <em>68</em> <em>68</em> Tue, 19 Aug 2008 16:49:00 EST Capital Lake Walk I noticed that there has been a few people that have mentioned that they would like to get together and walk around Capitol Lake. I'd like to see what times people are available to walk. I work downtown, and could most likely walk during the week around 3-3:30 pm. Anyone Else intrested in walking around that time? Sun, 17 Aug 2008 10:23:50 EST Intro for me Hello! <BR> <BR> I have fallen off the sparkpeople wagon and haven't really been doing anything weight wise, but I am getting started again. I really think I need someone to e-mail me and bug me about it. <BR> Anyway just wanting to meet people who will keep me on track. <BR> Oh and I live in Thurston Ct so I guess I fit in this group. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Traci Sun, 10 Aug 2008 04:54:50 EST Icon We need an Icon. I actually feel bad when I look at our little frame without an icon. Should we all look for one and vote? A beautiful sunset on the Sound? Tumwater Falls? The brewery, yumm.. (Sometimes I feel like Homer Simpson) Homer Simpson? The Capitol Rotunda? (No, I vote that one down) What do you all think? Wed, 30 Jul 2008 23:33:55 EST Howdy Well my Spark page is really a good run down of me. I live in Tumwater and I have a dog, no children and I want to be healthy again. <BR> <BR> weight is a huge struggle because I have PCOS Poly cystic Ovary Syndrome. But it is also a danger because I am at higher risk of diabetes. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>200</em> Wed, 30 Jul 2008 10:37:40 EST New to team from Onalaska which is by Centralia Hi everyone, been a sparker since jan 6th and love it, just came across this local page and am so glad to be able to meet local SP buddies. <BR> Love to hear from ya, <BR> Annaliese Mon, 28 Jul 2008 21:29:56 EST Hi Olympia: Introduce yourself to me please. Hi Olympia, I'm new and this team is really quiet, so will all 25 of you please post here. It would really make my day, and then I can go to your pages and find more friends. <BR> <BR> I live in East Olympia, my son goes to Tumwater High and my twin girls will be at Bush Middle next year. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to hearing from you all, Cheryl Wed, 16 Jul 2008 00:28:50 EST Hey TEAM! We should set a team goal and think of ways to get active outdoors, maybe even get together as a team sometime! What do you think? Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:25:36 EST Olympia Sunny days Hey everyone! I have been enjoying these latest sunny days by getting outdoors and walking. It is so easy to drive down to capital lake, park and then meet a fitness goal by walking around the lake a time or two. I don't know if you know this, but every Tuesday, you can rent a kayak for $10/2hours. But even better, every Thursday, except this thursday (because of the fourth), Northwest Experience lets people use their kayaks for FREE from 5-8pm. You may have to wait your turn or come in earl... Sat, 28 Jun 2008 21:34:53 EST new to olympia spark Hi everyone! It is exciting to see a group of olympians who can get together online and work towards the common goal of losing weight. I just found this site today and hope it can help me stay motivated and informed enough to make a breakthrough in my weight loss. I am 27, mother of 2 1/2 year old. Work as an office assistant and am a student at Evergreen starting in the Fall. Fri, 27 Jun 2008 00:19:45 EST New to the Team but not Spark Hi, I am wanting to join a local group--thought that might be fun. Tue, 20 May 2008 03:07:51 EST Me so new! Hi, I'm definitely new to this group ;) <BR> <BR> I actually live in Lacey, but Olympia is close by. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm also completely boring haha. Sometimes I walk/hike out at Nisqually, but generally I just go to the gym or walk around the neighborhood. <BR> <BR> Cool group, <BR> <BR> Griffin Wed, 30 Apr 2008 06:27:04 EST Cheer/Dance coaches wanted!!! The Lydia Hawk Elementary School is looking for cheer/dance team coaches. Let me know if you're interested or if you know someone who might be! Its a great opportunity for some fun dancing exercise as well as an opportunity to get out and be social. Thu, 24 Apr 2008 13:29:32 EST New to team but not Spark.. Hi all, <BR> I have been quite active on spark for 9 months and I'm proud to say that I have done a good job spreading the spark at work and with everyone that wonders how I have lost so many pounds:) My spark page is quite detailed so you can learn about me there... Sat, 5 Apr 2008 01:45:17 EST Weekly Weigh In! (Post your results here!) Hey all, I thought I'd start a weekly weigh in thread so we can post our results and drop our words of encouragement/congrats/etc. <BR> <BR> I weigh in every Sunday morning. I weighed in today and dropped 1 pound. Not what I expected but I'll take it. I peeked yesterday before bed and was down 3 pounds from last Sunday. I guess I dreamed about eating and gained two pounds back overnight. <BR> <BR> Alright, enjoy your Easter everyone! Sun, 23 Mar 2008 12:37:42 EST General Discussion Do you need a place to simply write on the wall? <BR> <BR> Do you want a place to go where you can post something just to clear your mind, to pass along a joke, to share a life moment with others? <BR> <BR> That's what this thread's for. To simply drop by and post whatever you feel like posting without having to worry about staying on topic. There is no topic with this thread. <BR> <BR> Just "General Discussion" like a busy sidewalk in a large city. <BR> <BR> Let's see how it works. Wed, 19 Mar 2008 11:15:28 EST New to this team! Hi All, <BR> I'm a Lacey resident and just found this team. I joined Spark in January! Mon, 17 Mar 2008 22:18:55 EST Anyone go to 5th Ave Fitness??? Hey all! I'm looking to find myself a gym partner. Once I get in the routine of going to the gym I'm fabulous at it...its the getting started thats difficult. It would be great if I could find someone fun to socialize with while working out. I already have a membership at 5th Ave Fitness so if anyone out there is already a member or is interested in being a member...let me know! Maybe we can kick each others tushes into shape! Wed, 30 Jan 2008 16:13:28 EST Another new member :) Hello all <BR> <BR> I just joined this team on Friday but had yet to introduce myself, so - hi! <BR> <BR> I have been a member of SparkPeople for a while but have come and gone quite a few times. This time my hubby and I are doing this together and taking it seriously <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> The weather has not been conducive to going for walks outside, but when it is, I'd love to find a walking buddy, if anyone is interested. <BR> <BR> ;) Michelle Sun, 27 Jan 2008 20:35:55 EST New Oly/Lacey Member (: I'm Joey, I'm 20, and I'm losing weight. I've lost a bunch of weight since I started dieting, which is fantastic. I'd love to meet people around my age who's losing weight (or trying!). I go to LA Fitness and would also like a gym buddy. Tue, 22 Jan 2008 11:21:43 EST Just joined yesterday Hi! My name is Debbi and I just joined SparkPeople yesterday. I am 37 years old and I want to finally get this weight off! Back in the 90s I gained almost 200 pounds on some medication and then 4 1/2 years ago I had gastric bypass surgery and I lost the weight I gained. However, as before, I still get down any farther. I figure I will try again and hopefully with these changes I will make it. It's like my body chose this weight and no matter what I do I can't get past it. I did everyth... Sat, 12 Jan 2008 12:26:43 EST Welcome I have currently een working towards my weight loss goal over the past 2 yrs I have lost over 60 lbs. I'd like to meet more people in my local area that are intrested in health and nutrition. I am planning on signing up for the national body challenge and using the 8 wks of free gym membership to help spur me on towards my weight loss goal. Sat, 29 Dec 2007 11:11:05 EST