SparkPeople SparkSeattle- the Official Team Team Messageboard Do you live in the Seattle area and want to know how other Seattle Sparkers are doing? Let's share our favorite places to exercise, the healthiest places to eat, and find the best cups of coffee! SparkPeople SparkSeattle- the Official Team Team Messageboard What are your favorite workout videos? BodyFit by Amy: 16 Minute Standing Low Impact Legs Workout--No Squats or Lunges! <BR> <link><BR>7HhJJnE&amp;t=4s </link> <BR> <BR> I've done this workout several times, but this is the comment I just wrote on YouTube: This one hurts so good--not painful, but boy does it work those muscles! Your directions are easy to follow, I like that you let us know what muscles are being worked, or where we should be feeling the move. And I love your range of modif... Sat, 18 Apr 2020 22:46:59 EST Red Flag Bonus Points 3 pts Sat, 25 May 2019 10:25:15 EST Seattle Pics <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:38:12 EST Doing walks, hikes and stuff together... This is where you may post what you want to do, and see if anyone else nearby can join you. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:21:25 EST Seattle Events Calendar Do you know of an upcoming event in/ or around Seattle~~ Eastside etc. Like a 5k, 10K, dance convention, or when it is that really cool time of the year when the Japenese cherry trees are in full bloom on University of Washington Campus? Post them here! Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:11:51 EST Greetings from Granite Falls! Hello! <BR> I'm coming back to Sparkpeople because I'm on my quest again to become the weight I want to be and feel and be healthier. I've had a slight change in the last couple of years. <BR> I moved up to Granite Falls to be with my best friend and my honey. He's a great motivator and not a criticizer. He keeps me motivated toward feeling better. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:37:46 EST moved in Hi, I just moved to Seattle from Tacoma and am looking for friends and motivation! A lot of my weight gain has been a side effect of depression and anxiety. I love to play tennis if anyone is ever up for a game. Does anyone else use the community centers around Seattle or have any beginner tips? Ive been walking for an hour on the treadmill the last couple of days. Its gotten mighty boring if anyone could explain weights... or maybe how to have the courage to look like a fool while figuring t... Sat, 10 Mar 2018 20:43:53 EST Wallingford/Gas Works anyone up for walks or group fitness in the area? Sun, 3 Dec 2017 22:28:30 EST Chuckles for the day! Two guys go on a fishing trip. They rent all the equipment - the reels, the rods, the wading suits, the rowboat, the car, and even a cabin in the woods. I mean they spend a fortune! The first day they go fishing, but they don't catch anything. The same thing happens on the second day, and on the third day. It goes on like this until finally, on the last day of their vacation, one of the men catches a fish. As they're driving home they're really depressed. One guy turns to the other and says,... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:26:31 EST Give a hug for the team! <em>247</em> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:24:28 EST A-Z--5 letter word with no repeating letters about Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:27:14 EST A-Z At the toy store Ant farm Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:26:19 EST Two words--Change one traffic ticket Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:20:54 EST Baby Names A-Z Alice Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:03:20 EST Steps in Motion 13162 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:49:12 EST A-Z Trip to the grocery store apples Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:21:38 EST 4-letter words A-Z able Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:16:08 EST How did you do with the Trivia Game? 3/3 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:14:40 EST What spin points did you get from the wheels? 2/20 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:27:49 EST How many spark points did you earn today? 307 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:26:28 EST How many total spark points? 38904 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:25:40 EST Did you track your fitness? <em>590</em> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:24:39 EST Did you track your nutrition? <em>590</em> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:23:52 EST Hey there! ///waves obnoxiously I'm moving to the Seattle area in about a week or so and thought I would join. :) <BR> My name is Anna and I'm a busy mom! Emotional eating resulted in my weight gain and I'm learning to replace bad habits with good ones. :) <BR> <BR> It's nice to meet you! Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:57:36 EST Hello from Olympia I am new to Sparkpeople and new to the Seattle forum. I would love to meet people in my area. I live in Olympia. Is there anyone else in this area who is looking to lose weight? Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:45:57 EST Getting fit in West Seattle Hi, I live in the south end of West Seattle (near to Burien, also). I am looking for motivation to get out and get MOVING this fall! Any other WS folks out there with good fitness suggestions? I am married, 48, mom to a terrific teen, looking to lose about 15 pounds. I'd be very interested in finding a compatible workout buddy as well. I'd love any ideas that you can send my way to get me out and shaking! Thanks everyone! Sun, 13 Sep 2015 09:59:54 EST Hey! I'm Briana, 31f/Federal Way. Started on here last night. Long journey ahead. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 23:56:23 EST Favorite things on Spark Great video (& really short!) of 3 leg exercises to do in a chair; nice for office workers, or when you're watching TV: <BR> <link><BR>detail.asp?video=21 </link> Sat, 7 Mar 2015 22:46:45 EST I need a friend to help through this journey I am 60 yrs old... never had a weight problem till, I start the change of life. Now I am 40 pounds over weight, it is effecting my back and knees. I need to do this to feel and look better for me. I'm always looking after everyone else, I want and need to do for myself. I'm reaching out...I need a friend to so we can help each other. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:47:52 EST Healthy Fitness A-Z Appetite Control <BR> <BR> The idea is to add a healthy fitness word or concept that follow the last letter...when we are to Z start over again at A --- if it is stuck for more that 3 days skip ahead a letter. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:07:39 EST Beware scams! I guess this is a newer one, but more prevalent during tax prep season, supposedly from the "Criminal Investigation Division" which actually exists as part of the IRS, but the real one will mail you a notice, they don't call. Read about the top IRS scams here: <BR> <link><BR>0-ways-avoid-fraud </link> <BR> and how to prevent fraud from the FTC: <BR> <link><BR>s-the-%E2%80%9CDirty-Dozen%E2%80%9D-Ta<BR>x-Scams-for-20... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 12:27:32 EST Fitness in Fremont It's so much easier to be motivated when you have a partner cheering for you. It's also more fun to have someone to cheer for. Im also finding it hard to find someone with the same hours as myself to be face to face cheering. <BR> <BR> I live next to the Troll in Fremont and I really want a workout buddy. I have a Anytime Fitness membership, because it's Seattle and it rains. My work hours are 8:30am-5:00pm. I ride the bus to and from work. If it matters I'm female and 26 AND I want to ... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 15:54:27 EST Hello - looking for RL support to stay honest Greetings: <BR> <BR> Joined the team looking for a fitness partner or group. I've been trying to go it alone for years, and while I haven't gained weight, I haven't lost much either. I've had the most success when I was accountable to someone OFFLINE. The Internet is great, but it's no substitute for face to face accountability. (I'm an IT monkey, and I'll even admit this) <BR> <BR> Location is W Seattle. Hours on request, but weekends are mostly free. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:19:37 EST Hello from Belltown Fall is here and now so am I! :) I look forward to reading posts and getting to know others who would like to get out and exercise in this lovely fall weather. I really enjoy the cool crisp fall air! <em>524</em> Sun, 2 Nov 2014 03:06:52 EST Best city ever So why aren't we the highest rated in the city to city challenges? I would like to see that happen so let's start cheering one another on some more! Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:25:13 EST Hello from South of Seattle Hello all, <BR> I joined this forum because it was linked from the Seahawks page. I have lived in and around Seattle all (56 years) of my life. I love the area, weather, people and all. I am working toward losing 50 pounds. I am sort of stuck and need a kick in the pants for motivation. Hello all. Anita Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:43:50 EST What are you grateful for? Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay, and others make the point that the more you acknowledge and express gratitude for the positive things in your life, the more the Universe is likely to send your way. <BR> <BR> Parks and libraries are high on my list today--I've been enjoying both! <em>41</em> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:07:23 EST Walking in the south I've decided to start planning some outings to get out in nature. I may make it up into Seattle sometimes, but will be checking out more of the parks and trails here in the south. (I'm in Tukwila.) Next weekend I'm thinking of Des Moines Creek Trail. <BR> <BR> Anyone interested in joining me? BTW, when I'm in a natural setting, I'm not about the speed, but enjoying the journey & the scenery, and conversation if I'm with a companion. <BR> <em>311</em> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:58:15 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:23:28 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:32:20 EST Hello Seattle Team Hey there Seattle. My name is Jes, I am a touring musician, but when I am home, I live in Crown Hill. I just wanted to introduce myself. I am working on creating habits that help me to be healthy and reach my goals while on the road as well as at home.Right now, I am on a 20 day streak of moving in the morning, drinking water and tracking my food. My weight has gone up and down my whole life, and I have been dealing with what feels like a painful amount of body shame since childhood. I saw a ... Tue, 20 May 2014 14:30:30 EST Zombie Run This is one of those races that you really want to get in early for the best pricing. <BR> <BR> I signed up again to chase the runners as a clown zombie (you've been warned!) If you want to see pictures of me done up from last year... <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466666 </link> <BR> <BR> My occasional bum knee keeps me from doing mud runs, but I have had loads of fun being a zombie the last two years. <BR> <BR> <link>https://thezom... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:39:36 EST Rock n Roll Seattle I'm breaking my rules about 1/2 marathons in the summer simply because I want to do Portland, Seattle and then Vancouver! <BR> <BR> I mean have you seen the bling?? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:31:09 EST Emerald City Run I hear that this is a fun race, but once again I have another race that same day (Soaring Eagle 1/2) <BR> <BR> I would love to see pictures if anyone here does it! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:25:48 EST See Jane Run See Jane Run is coming July 15th! <BR> <BR> I did the half last year. was a hot enough day that it kicked my ass and I had to bail at mile 10. <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> I've been in the PNW long enough that I need to plan better for the summer months. So this year I'm doing the 5k. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tm </link> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:23:29 EST Wanna train for a 5k with me? Hey there, <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a somebody who wants to go from walking to jogging a 5k. I would love to participate in 5k's, but I simply can't do it. :( <BR> <BR> Anybody want to start jogging with me? I'm probably going to be using the couch to 5k app, if you're interested let me know!! <BR> <BR> And I live in Mountlake Terrace!! Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:25:54 EST Rebooter in Seattle-ish Area! Heeeeey! <BR> I am a rebooter? I guess? Not exactly a newbie since I have tried this once before! LOL! <BR> Well thought I would introduce myself! <BR> <BR> I'm Miss. <BR> I actually live in Kent <BR> I have 175lbs to lose. <BR> Start weight is 350. <BR> I am always looking for honest friends, so don't hesitate to add me. <BR> I live my life as so: <BR> Embracing the weird, strange and odd because that is what makes life interesting. <BR> Lover of all art forms. <BR> Good at a lot of things,... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:37:46 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:38:44 EST New to it all! Hello :) Im wanting to check in. I haven't really taken advantage of the full sparkpeople site - but I've updated everything and am ready to start the journey today! Also - I'm fairly new to Seattle as well. It would be wonderful to build true friendships here. <BR> <BR> Thanks, looking forward to tomorrow. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 16:12:19 EST new member My name is lynda2327 just joined looking for help support on my journey in this,. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 19:23:42 EST NEW TO WASHINGTON STATE AND DISABLED <em>524</em> THIS IS DAY 2 FOR ME... SO I AM VERY NEW ...LOL I SEE <em>198</em> YOU ARE TOO <em>334</em> I AM A VERY CREATIVE PERSON... WTH A STRONG SPIRITUAL BELIEF <em>43</em> .... I AM 48 AND HAVE 3 SONS AND <em>251</em> MY FIRST GRANDBABY ( BORN 10,2013) HE HAS MADE ME WANT TO LIVE A HEALTIER LONGER LIFE WHICH IS WHY I AM HERE WITH SPARKPEOPLE TODAY... <em>146</em> I LOVE NATURE AND HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH AGORAPHOBIA AND HEALTH CONDITIONS IN THE LAST FEW YEARS WHICH HAS KE... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 18:30:12 EST Hello Emerald City - Seattle Hello, my name is Melinda and I live in the vicinity of Seattle. I am very happy to have joined Spark and look forward to getting involved. I am working on loosing weight, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and making friends that I can do things with (i.e. Zumba, Walking, Yoga, etc.). I am very outgoing and enjoy lots of things. I am in my mid 40's but sue don't feel old. I LOVE SEATTLE! I am originally from Utah, but moved here after my daughter graduated from high school and was moving ... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 15:40:14 EST Aloha SparkSeattle new to SP & to this community! I'm hoping to meet up with like minded individuals that is into PALEO, GREEN SMOOTHIES, SUPERFOODS, EVERYTHING ORGANIC, and most important of all those that are into FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS & a fitness program called GRUNT & GROWL INTERVALS CONDTIONING / GRIZZLY BEAR INTERVALS CONDITIONING. <BR> <BR> if any one of you here knows the products, the fitness workout and martial arts discipline i am all into and about, please do not hesitate to PM me here. I look f... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 14:13:37 EST Site changes So what do y'all think? <BR> <BR> I'm personally not that much a fan of the new start page, but I really threw a hissy fit when they took away my freggies quick counter. You know, first you could click the number of cups of water and right below the servings of fruit and vegetables each day. Yeah, I'm not a happy camper about the change. When I asked the support folks where it went, they said they eliminated it--and would "share my concerns" with the right group or department. I replied b... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:34:09 EST New to Seattle, old SParker... I have been in Seattle 3 weeks and am recovering from a very fast hiring/moving process. <BR> <BR> So I am getting my Spark and fitness/good eating mojo back in gear! Fri, 1 Nov 2013 15:13:25 EST Hey! Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> Just getting back into losing this weight. Lost 130 about 5 years ago and have put about 25 back on over the last year. Not working for me, so back to work and being healthy. I have made every excuse under the sun and I am now tired of looking at myself in the mirror. <BR> <BR> I live near downtown, in Eastlake and I am 28. <BR> Hope to meet some great people to help motivate! <BR> <BR> Andrea Mon, 14 Oct 2013 16:09:38 EST joe Hi Everyone, <BR> I just joined yesterday and I'm still learning all the tools of the spark page. I started at 208 lbs and my first goal is 185 by Feb 25th 2014. Mt final goal will be 159 by Sept 3rd 2014 <BR> <BR> I look forward to hearing from anyone. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Joe Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:11:08 EST Goodbye After some tough decisions I ended up moving over the mountains to Leavenworth, which means it is best that I step down as a Seattle team leader sadly. I will stay a part of the team and join you in any events I am in town for as I have been a part of this team for 6 years now. If anyone is in the Leavenworth area let me know and we can go for a walk, hike or something active it is beautiful over here. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 02:38:22 EST Hello World! Just discovered this group. I leave in Seattle and wanted to know if anyone from Shag Cedar Park resident belong to this group. <em>198</em> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:14:07 EST Green Lake walks Hi! I joined SparkPeople today. I live in Wedgwood and am looking for walking/exercise partners nearby. I'm suffering from osteo arthritis in my knee - although it feels pretty OK these days. My walking speed is pretty slow though and it's tough to make it all the way around the lake but I would give it the old college try in the near future. <BR> Cheers, <BR> Cat Wed, 7 Aug 2013 17:25:46 EST Back on the wagon Hey all! I've been a member on here for a couple years now, but haven't been active on the site. Getting re-focused and re-energized and I know Sparkpeople worked well for me in the past.I work downtown am always looking for workout/motivation buddies. Hope you are getting out and enjoying the awesome weather we've been having! Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:18:24 EST Hi I'm looking for someone to simply remind me (M - F) to workout. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:19:58 EST Happy Monday Just a quick introduction. My name is Kristie and I found Sparkpeople by chance a couple of weeks ago. It was just the thing that my husband and I needed! We were blessed with a little girl 19 months ago and are finding that we do not want to pass on our same bad eating habits to her. One of the best gifts that we can try to give to her is the gift of health. Which means that we have to learn those skills ourselves. Funny that we needed the motivation of our child! Looking forward to learning... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:36:32 EST Happy Monday! Just a quick introduction. My name is Kristie and I found Sparkpeople by chance a couple of weeks ago. It was just the thing that my husband and I needed! We were blessed with a little girl 19 months ago and are finding that we do not want to pass on our same bad eating habits to her. One of the best gifts that we can try to give to her is the gift of health. Which means that we have to learn those skills ourselves. Funny that we needed the motivation of our child! Looking forward to learning... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:33:30 EST Great novel set in Seattle I just finished a very moving historical novel that I stumbled on at the library, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. It opens in 1986 when in the basement of an abandoned hotel a discovery is made of the possessions of Japanese families who were restricted in what they could take with them when they were forced into prison camps during WWII. It flashes back to the war years, especially 1942, in the life of a Chinese boy who becomes friends with a Japanese girl. His ostr... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:08:49 EST Is anyone on <BR> I've got some points to give away, but haven't friended anyone yet. <BR> I'm under Sambidextrous. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:23:01 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 6 Jun 2013 18:35:00 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 28 May 2013 21:21:07 EST Mustache Dache This just looks silly! I don't know if I'm going to make it or not, but had to share! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:02:21 EST Biggest Loser run/walk in Seattle I know that not everyone is a big fan of BL. But for those that are.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>WA-5K-HalfMarathon-2013 </link> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:00:42 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 25 May 2013 14:50:10 EST Ragnar Relay NW Passage July Is anyone interested in joining me for the Ragnar Relay in Washington State this July 19-20? Registration closes June 10 and it's $131.67 per runner. There would also be the issue of renting a van. For more info see: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ssage </link> Fri, 24 May 2013 19:25:40 EST Have you seen this site? <BR> I synced up my Fitbit (they use other devices as well) and I've gotten some useful gift cards from them. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 1 May 2013 11:23:06 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:43:35 EST Alki West Seattle Walkers? I am going to be in West Seattle for a week 4/20 - 4/26. Having a little stay-cation. Just wondering if there are any walkers in the Alki area. Hoping for great weather too. Send an email <BR> <BR> Happy Sparking All Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:49:52 EST Hello!! Hi, I'm Danielle & I'm undergoing the start of a lifestyle change ( I refuse to say diet, because it sounds so temporary) and am living in West Seattle. Looking forward to being active on the site & getting to know the awesome people on here! Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:33:20 EST Free Sporty Diva Entry is giving away 5 entries to the Sporty Diva 5k, 9.5 and 19 miler this Saturday in Renton. <BR> <BR> You do have to be a member of, but I've gotten free races this way before. Just have your finger hovering over the button at 4:59pm tonight if you are interested. <BR> <BR> She is a very energetic woman that likes to fundraise for local schools and such. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>vas-9-5-and-19-Miler-and-5k-Walk-Run-a<BR>t-Lake-Youngs-Tr... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 17:59:35 EST Dining Out for Life Lifelong AIDS Alliance is such a great Seattle group. <BR> <BR> And to help out we just have to go out to eat at one of the many restaurants on April 25th! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 16:38:08 EST Veg Fest Has anyone been to this before? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I'm interested, but not sure how agressive they are. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:38:17 EST Scrambled Egg 5k Haven't done this one yet, but it looks like it could be fun. <BR> <BR> I like the idea that the eggs help your time.... <BR> <BR><BR>ctId=81098 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:05:08 EST Saying Hello I am not new to Spark, but I am relatively new to Seattle and new to the Seattle team. I moved to Washington almost 2 years ago, and have been in the Seattle area for about a year and a half. I just recently moved to Lake City and would love to connect with local Spark members for healthy outings, walks, runs etc. I also work in the Northgate area. <BR> <BR> Please visit my page if you would like to learn more about me, or ask any questions you'd like. I look forward to getting to know all o... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:39:45 EST Zombie Run Not the app (love that though!) but a race. <BR> <BR> Haven't tried this one yet either. Seems that zombie races are everywhere now! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ns/seattle </link> <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:16:03 EST Cupcake Backwards Mile Has anyone done this? <BR> <BR> I have the distinct feeling I would end up on my butt. Might try it anyway. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sic-backwards-mile.html </link> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:20:22 EST To Hell With Cancer I haven't done this one before, but you all know I'm a sucker for kicking cancer in the butt! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> <em>364</em> <em>331</em> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:13:47 EST Meditating with Deepak and Oprah I don't know if anyone else on the team has tried the 21-day free meditation challenges that the Chopra Center sponsors a few times a year. I did the last 2, and purchased CD sets of the last 3. A new one is beginning on March 11. I posted the registration link in the Resources thread, but here it is again. <BR> <BR> There's a new Chopra Center meditation challenge beginning March 11, sponsored by Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey. Here's the registration link: <BR> <link>www.chopracente... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 19:28:37 EST Run or Dye! Pre-registration for this race is up. Never done their version, but I'm game! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:11:50 EST Back on SP after hiatus, this time in Seattle! I drifted away from SparkPeople, mostly because I was doing pretty well and figured I could continue on my own. WRONG! So I'm back and determined to get in shape. <BR> <BR> I moved to the Seattle area in late 2011. I work and live in Lynnwood, but go into Seattle a lot on the weekends. <BR> <BR> I currently do Zumba twice a week. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:52:54 EST New To Seattle Hello! <BR> <BR> DH and I moved here with 2 kids in August 2012 from Cincinnati, OH. I was very excited to live out here - I visited once when I was 14 and fell in love with the city. <BR> <BR> We sold our house and our only car to move out here, which has turned out to be a really great exercise motivator. :-) <BR> <BR> I've used SP off and on for... geez, I think it's been 4 years now! I have a long way to go just to get down to where I was when I got pregnant with C, my son, but no... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:00:11 EST Good Karma 5k I haven't done this one yet, but really like the idea of being able to choose my charity. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:42:05 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:55:20 EST Challenging beliefs, thoughts and habits Races and strength training, diet and exercise are all important, but they aren't the only important aspects of wellness nor of health. Promoting true well-being requires both inner and outer work. I think a lot of folks struggle with limited success because they are so focused on the physical, and ignore the real challenge of mental and emotional work. <BR> <BR> No matter how many crunches you do, how many pounds you can bench press, how fast or far you can run, how much juice you drink o... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 23:31:32 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:17:38 EST Good morning! Hello all, <BR> <BR> I've been on Sparkpeople for a few weeks now. I joined for motivation, better eating habits and accountability for my fitness. I finally hit that age where I couldn't eat anything I wanted without putting on the pounds. I'm not really heavy, I just suddenly found that none of my clothes fit anymore. I started this program to shed those extra pounds and get back into the habit of healthy eating and consistent exercise. <BR> <BR> I have had a gym membership for the ... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 09:14:08 EST Hot Chocolate 5/15k Hot Chocolate 5k/15k hosted in Seattle this year! <BR> <BR> March 3 2013 <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Race will be starting on one side of the Key Arena, ending on the other. End Zone party will involve Hot Chocolate and goodies (be sure to track them!) and Swag Bag is a cool hot chocolate themed hoodie! <BR> <BR> I have registered and will be running a 5k. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 02:17:07 EST Greeting and Salutations I figure it is about time I introduce myself around SparkPeople so here it goes. I am a single 20yo living in Marysville, WA. For the next 3.5 months I am a tax preparer with Jackson Hewitt. Then I hope to find a real job as I prep for the CPA exam.I admit I let myself go over the years am trying to get back in shape or better than before. Eventually I hope to hike the full PCT. Don't know what else to say so feel free to write me. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:40:46 EST Electric Run I know, I know. It isn't until August, but registration on these kinds of races can fill up quick. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 14:49:50 EST Greenlake Walks We used to do Greenlake walks and I would like to bring them back if anyone is game, I live pretty close to the lake and I am cleared by my doctors. Our group has been a bit less active lately, and I know I have not been around thanks to surgery recovery and I am sorry for that, so I hope this will help bring up back together. <BR> <BR> I am thinking Sundays either morning or afternoons. We can start off monthly if that is easier, or weekly if there is a lot of interest. <BR> <BR> If other... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:51:55 EST Need more incentive to exercise? There's a new website,, that's new in the Seattle/Puget Sound area. Rewards are given for doing exercise. I've already earned a Bartells $10 gift card and am currently working my way to a $5 donation to the Major Taylor Project which encourages biking in Seattle's lower income areas - a great cause! <BR> <BR> It also interfaces with FitBit as well as other apps and services. Check it out and let me know what you think!! Mon, 17 Dec 2012 20:25:29 EST Seattle Gym with day passes? hey guys.. I am visiting my parents in Seattle for the next two weeks and am looking for a gym with cardio equipment that does day passes. anyone suggest somewhere? preference is north of downtown if possible <BR> <BR> thanks for any help! Sun, 16 Dec 2012 08:54:54 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:12:36 EST Electric Run?? Has anyone done one of these?? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Looks like fun!! Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:24:03 EST Polar plunge???? Has anyone done any of the polar plunges? <BR> <BR> There is a 5k followed by a polar plunge on Jan 1st. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.htm </link> <BR> <BR> I just don't know. <BR> <BR> Thoughts? <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:23:56 EST Relocating to Seattle?? Hi Seattle Sparkers, <BR> My name is Amy and I'm a native Floridian currently living in Tampa, FL. I'm seriously considering relocating to the Seattle area in early 2013. I'd love to hear your thoughts about living in Seattle. Anything you'd like to tell me would be helpful in making my decision - about the weather, culture, restaurants, traffic, people, whatever comes to mind! This is a big thing for me to consider, since I've lived in Florida all my life and I don't know anyone in Seatt... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:08:09 EST Share your who, where, what (again) Whether you just joined, or are a long time member of the team, please tell us who you are, where you are located, and something about your interests. Perhaps we can facilitate some buddy link-ups this way. <BR> <BR> I'm Amanda, a 50-something office worker for the state (in this career, anyway). I live and work in Tukwila. I enjoy walking, and am a continuing student of Kajukenbo at Seven Star Women's Kung Fu in Seattle (near Swedish Hospital) since completing the beginner cycle this pas... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 19:45:15 EST Thanks! I've been a member of this team since I started SP almost 3 years ago. I live in Kirkland and my passion is biking which has kept me in shape and maintaining my weight for almost 6 years. Just recently I received a Sparkgoodie from the team because of my SparkPoints. That Sparkgoodie has inspired me to keep earning my points and to check out the SparkSeattle team weekly. You all inspire me and though I don't run like many of you I've started to walk again as part of my cross training. I ... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 20:28:28 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:52:30 EST Seattle Marathon needs volunteers! If you are interested go to <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I saw that some of the positions are indoors, so don't let the cold keep you away! <BR> <BR> Is it incentive that if you are a course monitor you can make fun of me as I pass? Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:04:27 EST Turkey Day runs Who out there is doing a Thanksgiving Day run? <BR> <em>427</em> <em>426</em> <BR> Which one are you doing? <BR> <em>68</em> Mon, 5 Nov 2012 14:52:49 EST Seattle Marathon is coming! Have you signed up yet? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Not ready to run a 1/2 or a full marathon? Consider volunteering! I did it last year and despite the weather I had a blast. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lunteerinfo.php </link> Mon, 5 Nov 2012 14:50:55 EST Turkey Day runs I know there are several around the area, but which ones are the best? We're in SLU with 2 young kids. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 28 Oct 2012 18:38:10 EST Dawn of the Dead Dash Is anyone doing this tomorrow night? <BR> <BR> I'll be volunteering to check it out. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:11:34 EST Blue goes Pink Has anybody been to one of these parties? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>390</em> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:42:26 EST Let me know! I'm trying to work up some ideas for challanges for this group. <BR> <BR> Let me know what interests you have. We have such a diverse group I want to make sure that it can include as many people as possible! Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:04:26 EST Seattle 1/2 marathon I'm doing the Seattle 1/2 marathon in Nov. <BR> <em>366</em> <BR> Anyone else going?? Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:02:29 EST Snohomish River Run I'm doing the Snohomish River Run 1/2 marathon. <BR> <em>366</em> <BR> Anyone else going? <BR> <BR> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:00:57 EST 24 Hour Fitness Northgate I am finally cleared to workout- no running or crossfit, but I can swim and go to the gym so I was wondering if anyone else worked out at my gym and wanted to join me? Sun, 7 Oct 2012 21:27:26 EST Quadzilla??!!?? Okay, I know this isn't for everyone...or even most, but I had to share. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Woooooow...... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 11:22:38 EST 2 for Portland Color Run?? We can't make it down to Portland for the Color Run this Sunday. <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> Anyone near there want our 2 passes?? <BR> <BR> First person to send me SparkMail gets them! <BR> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:01:57 EST Mmmmm...Hot Chocolate Run I know it is a bit early, but I just found out about this. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:37:45 EST Seattle AIDS Walk The Seattle AIDS Walk is this Saturday. <BR> <BR> I will be volunteering this time around and not walking. If you are picking up your shirt be sure and say hi!! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:20:50 EST 9/12 Team Challenge Figure out a challenge that everyone could be involved in was a bit of a....well...challenge. <BR> <BR> I was trying to think of something that everyone would want to participate in. <BR> <BR> Working out, losing weight and getting stronger are all things that are supposed to make us feel better. But there are other things that can give us the warm fuzzy feeling as well. <BR> <em>85</em> <BR> I would like to challenge everyone to do one thing a day for the rest of this month that feeds... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:25:22 EST Woodland Park Zoo Pumpkin Dash 5k run/walk that supports Woodland Park Zoo? Oh, yeah. I'm signed up!! <BR> <BR> <em>201</em> <em>134</em> <em>174</em> <em>241</em> <BR> <BR> Who else is going?? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>=MZN%20Sept%2012%2C%202012&utm_medium=<BR>email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_conten<BR>t=Link%20Title%20Here&utm_source=myzoo<BR>news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pum<BR>pkindash_MZN_9_2012 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>201</em> <em>134</em> <em>174</em> ... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:03:11 EST church Does anyone attend marshill? Sat, 8 Sep 2012 00:35:10 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 8 Sep 2012 00:22:56 EST 3 Day hits Seattle! Heads up to everyone that the 3 Day Walk for Breast Cancer is going to be next weekend. <BR> <BR> The camp will be at Marymoor Park, but the final day will end at Seattle Center. <BR> <BR> Be sure and honk at all the pink people when you see us walking! <BR> <em>390</em> Fri, 7 Sep 2012 10:37:06 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 6 Sep 2012 23:58:29 EST Self-defense & martial arts for women Women interested in learning self-defense or martial arts should definitely check out Seven Star Women's Kung Fu, a school near Swedish Hospital: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> I took the beginner cycle over the summer, and am now a continuing student. I've never taken any martial arts before, but am enjoying the school a great deal. <BR> <BR> A 4-week self defense course starts this week, and you can come to their Try a Class Night (the next one is Wed, 9/19) to... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 19:38:29 EST Good morning TeamSeattle Hi! I'm Karen and I have just recently returned to sparkepeople and am now back in my hometown of Seattle. I was gone for about 10 years, but all my fam are here and my mom, so this is where I belong! Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:02:52 EST Danskin Seattle Triathlon 2012 This triathlon is on August 19th. I will be volunteering Saturday afternoon for Packet Pick up at Seattle Center. See you there! More volunteers are needed Friday - Sunday. More information at <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>332</em> <em>363</em> <em>237</em> Thu, 9 Aug 2012 23:53:25 EST Hello Seattle! I am an kind of new to the Seattle area. Just moved from SW Ohio in June, but I was born and raised in Seattle. Glad to be back! Thu, 26 Jul 2012 17:47:39 EST Run For Your Life I will be chasing runners on August 4th as a zombie for the Run For Your Life 5k. <BR> <BR> I haven't done one of these yet, but it looks like LOTS of fun. <BR> <BR> Who else is going?? Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:28:22 EST Beads in the Park I will be at Beads in the Park 5k this Sunday. <BR> <em>364</em> <BR> Who is going?? <BR> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:25:19 EST Anacortes Art Dash I'm doing the Anacortes Art Dash 1/2 marathon this Saturday. <BR> <em>331</em> <BR> Who else is going?? <BR> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:23:50 EST Seattle's Bicycle Sundays This Summer Bicycle or walk along Lake Washington Boulevard south of Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park's entrance. Seattle shuts down car traffic on Lake Washington Boulevard between these two points. <BR> <BR> Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized traffic <BR> from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. <BR> <BR> Sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation and Cascade Bicycle Club. For more information, see <link> </link> . Sun, 15 Jul 2012 01:06:59 EST Oh my gosh What the heck happened to the <em>67</em> ? I want more, more, more! Mon, 9 Jul 2012 11:41:10 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 8 Jul 2012 14:52:39 EST Best places to go bike riding (not street riding)? I'm new to biking and would love to get some suggestions on best places to bike around Seattle. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 5 Jul 2012 13:22:42 EST Pink Light Burlesque classes! Pass this on to anyone you know who might be interested. I know Miss Indigo Blue. She is a lovely woman and a fantastic teacher. <BR> <BR> PINK LIGHT BURLESQUE OFFERS FREE CLASSES FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS <BR> <BR> Seattle, WA – The Academy of Burlesque is proud and delighted to partner with the New York School of Burlesque to provide Pink Light Burlesque classes at no cost to breast cancer survivors in the Seattle area! <BR> <BR> <BR> The Pink Light Burlesque program invites su... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 09:32:51 EST Fremont 5k Is anyone else doing the Fremont 5k or the Briefcase Relay tonight? <BR> <BR> Should be silly.... <BR> <BR> Sam <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Jun 2012 14:43:58 EST Just moved here! Hey all, I just moved to Seattle, and decided to use this big change as a chance to just start a healthier lifestyle. Any secrets about the city, best places to to eat, ect that you want to share would be awesome. Oh and my real names Toni if you ever wanna chat. *waves* Thu, 31 May 2012 18:22:04 EST Want to Run RnR but can't afford it? Send me a SparkMail. Sun, 27 May 2012 00:54:49 EST Seattle triathlons I'm considering moving to Seattle and am wondering how the triathlon scene is out there as far as races and club?? <BR> <BR> Any info would be fantastic! thanks! Sat, 26 May 2012 18:59:34 EST Inspiration Many of my teams have a thread where people can share cool quotes from sages & self-help books, or great huddles & status sayings here on Spark. <BR> <BR> Here is a status I saw on my Friend Feed this morning that I really like, and have shared on various teams: <BR> <BR> PLAYBLUES22 "If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.." Thu, 24 May 2012 10:42:21 EST Started yesterday Hi Seattlites, <BR> <BR> I'm Mady. I live in Roosevelt and work at the UW. Am reading the SparkPeople book and just got started at the gym today. I'm tracking my food and having the tracker teach me what foods aren't worth the calories. <BR> <BR> Hope to get to know you soon! The SP book is SO inspiring that I'm excited! <BR> <BR> I was here before but not doing the SP program....this time I am. Wed, 16 May 2012 22:12:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 5 May 2012 11:43:32 EST New to team Hi...I'm new to the team and this area. Looking for someone to walk with or if there is a group of walkers I'd like to join. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Aimee Wed, 2 May 2012 15:27:47 EST New to the Team! Hello all! <BR> <BR> My name is Tiffany and I've been on spark for almost a year but just discovered this team. Just wanted to stop by and say hello to all my fellow Seattle Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:25:01 EST Greeting Fellow Seattleites! Hi everybody! <BR> Lil' Red Devil here. <em>18</em> Just checking in to say howdy and tell you that I'm here because a friend recommended Spark People and even loaned me her book. I love the idea of community, sharing, cheering each other on. Good stuff. <BR> Well.... *sigh* I'm just at a place in my life where I can see that what I've been doing isn't getting me what I want. I need to change. Of course that can be one of the worst things there is. So painful. And talk about your resistanc... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:59:05 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:44:38 EST May 27th Good Karma For those of you interested in a 5k, considering the c25k program, or even who are already runners: <BR> <BR> I'd like to see if we could get a few people to turn out for the Good Karma 5k run/4k walk on May 27th. This is Memorial Day Sunday and takes place in Seattle. <BR> <BR> Information is here: <BR><BR>sp <BR> <BR> For those who are not yet runners but know about the c25k program, this race is 9 weeks away. The c25k program is 9 weeks long. I s... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 22:36:00 EST Before you sign up for the Seattle Rock n Roll!! I really, really like the design of this shirt. Would you please put my email ( in the referral field????? <BR> <BR> Pleeeeease!!!!! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Win a Special Edition Brooks Tee - Refer a Friend! <BR> <BR> Refer a friend to register using code SEAFRIEND and you'll each receive a special edition Brooks long sleeve tech tee! Limited to first 100 registrants. Your friend must enter your email address in the referral field during registration. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:34:34 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:48:03 EST What are you celebrating?? Is it your birthday? Anniversary? Have you meet a goal? <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>412</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> Share it with us so that we can congratulate you! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>412</em> <em>107</em> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:08:10 EST Weekly Greenlake Meet Up??? I'm thinking about starting up the old Weekly Greenlake Meet Up. <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> The weather should be better soon *fingers crossed* and with longer days coming, I think it is possible. <BR> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <BR> Even if everyone is at different paces I think it would nice to know that there is one of us out there with you. And might make some of us (like me!!) a bit more accountable. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> I know every... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 13:14:43 EST Mangunson Spring Into Action (March 24th) My first 5k! <BR> <BR> This is part of a monthly pet-friendly 5k Series. Held in Mangunson park in downtown Seattle, this is going to be fun! <BR> <BR> Kid's Dash <BR> 5k <BR> 10k <BR> 15k <BR> <BR> only $12-$22 to enter. $10 more the day of. <BR> <BR> Sat, 3 Mar 2012 03:52:54 EST I'm here... Not sure how all this works, trying to read and learn... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 22:45:59 EST Help Welcome Our New Co-Leader BILLIEMURRAY has agreed to join us as a co-leader of this team. Please welcome her! Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:44:42 EST hi my name is keri! lookin for a buddy! hey i am keri, today is day 1 for me on here, and eating healthy, and drinking lots of water, AND going to the gym tonight! plan to start 2 a days next week! :) morning and then at night! <BR> would be cool if i could find a workout buddy! Looking forward to my SUCCESS!!! and YOUR SUCCESS too! Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:38:34 EST New to Seattle team. I am Mike, I run a bath and beauty business in Seattle/Shoreline. Been on and off of spark for a few years now and its time to get back into shape. Going to evolution fitness that just opened up at the old Bally's on aurora. Hope to see someone there. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 01:53:00 EST Seattle Marathon Events - Registration Discount! Through midnight on Feb. 18 you can register for the Seattle Marathon, Seattle Half Marathon, or Seattle Marathon 5k, which all take place in November, or the Seattle Marathon 10K in August. <BR> <BR> Using the Code 12TAKE10, the 5K and 10K are both $25. The Half Marathon is $60 and the Marathon is $70. <BR> <BR> These are really good prices for these races - $10 off the regular price, so if you're considering doing any of them, this is the time to register! Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:18:00 EST Seattle Spark Team Fitness Flash Mob So, I've had this idea for a while and when I joined this group I thought it would be perfect. Wouldn't it be fun to do a flash mob in a fitness fashion. My vision was we'd be milling around Pike Place Market or the Space Needle....the music would start and one person would do one slow jumping jack, then another would join in, and another, etc. and they would get faster and faster. Then we could throw in some push ups for all levels of fitness....some from the knees, some regular, and then th... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:33:21 EST St. Patty's Day Dash (March 17th) Anyone running the St. Patty's Day Dash? It is only 4 miles and you get a shirt! I was approached by 2 different friends to run it, so I will be out there, come join me! Tue, 14 Feb 2012 02:17:14 EST Getting started - new at this Hi everyone! I am just starting out on here and am looking forward to talking with you all! I just joined a gym and my goal is to go at least three times a week for a month. I need to get back to feeling comfortable being uncomfortable...and right now it's important that I carve out the time to move my body. I can't wait to get back to being comfortable in my own skin! I have been reading some of your messages and I am getting inspired and ready to join in! Sun, 12 Feb 2012 21:32:53 EST Looking for a workout buddy and/or diet partner I'm in West Seattle, member at All Star (great pool!), and work swing shifts. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, a lot of the people I know, love, and hang out with IRL do not have healthy habits. It's not my place to scold them over the fried foods or the lack of vegetable matter. Sadly, they're all heavier tham I am and not interested in slimming down or exercising. <BR> <BR> I've tried to go it alone, and I've bombed, so I'm hitting Spark to see if there's anyone who also works 2nd shift and wan... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 03:40:17 EST daily feedback I LOVE the daily nutrition feedback. the charts and graphs are so perfect for really seeing what you are eating each day in terms of calories, carbs, protein, fat, etc. My only problem with it (small problem) is that its taking me forever to get each item in and make sure I chose the right thing for an accurate count. <BR> <BR> I figure it will take a little while to truly get the hang of it. There are so many bells and whistles! <BR> <BR> I have always resisted writing a food journal. W... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 20:09:17 EST Excited to start anew Hi everyone. I joined over a year ago, but didn't stick with it. Now with my health in the balance, I am back again. I hope to find the information and support I need. I hope to be helpful and supportive as well, having many many years of experience with the battle of the bulge. <BR> <BR> I live across the water in Silverdale. Anyone else on this side? <BR> <BR> There is a little more about me in my profile. Hope to get to know all of you too. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! Wed, 8 Feb 2012 17:57:17 EST The Color Run. Seattle. May 13, 2012. Anyone else doing this 5K? It will be my first one and I'm super excited! Here's the link to the official site :) <link> </link> Fri, 3 Feb 2012 23:28:07 EST Motivated in Greenwoo /Phinney Hello all - I'm happy to find SparkPeople and look forward to making great strides toward health and weight loss. I live in lower Phinney and love the fact that this is a great walking neighborhood with lots of hills to add in as I get fitter. I lost a bunch of weight a couple of years ago walking a ton and then it's crept back in - don't you hate it when that happens? So I'm in that spot where walking isn't as easy or fun because I'm packing around this extra weight, which makes my feet a... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 16:21:35 EST Help Welcome Our New Co-Leader SAMBIDEXTROUS has graciously agreed to join me as co-leader for the Seattle team since we will soon (April) be saying goodbye to our beloved PAG2809. Please join us in welcoming SAMBIDEXTROUS! Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:42:54 EST Newbie looking for workout partner I've been on SP for a while, but only recently started being active on the site. I joined Planet Fitness in Lake Forest Park a couple of weeks back but have yet to go. I'd love to find a workout partner. My schedule is fairly flexible, but it's easier for me to get a workout in before 12pm on weekdays. If there are any other members of that PF branch who would be interested in working out together at least 3 days per week, please let me know. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 04:10:40 EST Hello, my name is emeraldeyes 423 I just recently found out I am diabetic. I am having trouble with meal plans and carb counts. It seems so confusing. So far this website has been one of the most informative. I love the trackers too. My recent goals are loose weight, watch carbs, get my blood sugar under control. Do I need to use a sugar free toothpaste now? Fri, 27 Jan 2012 02:56:33 EST Valentine's Day Dash Who all is doing the Valentine's Day Dash on 2/11?? <BR> <em>129</em> <BR> I know I will be there! <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:06:15 EST Introduction Hi <BR> I live in Northgate area, by Haller Lake. I know it's 2.5 miles around the lake from/to my doorstep. I'd like to run more (i've picked at a couch to 5K program) I'd love a running buddy in my immediate area. I also like to hike, bike and photograph stuff. I have two teen boys, a dog, two cats and two ferrets (my son's). <BR> Erin Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:30:26 EST Sticking to it This is my first time actually posting something on one of these sites. I have tried other times to lose weight and get out and do stuff, but I tend to go back to hibernating in my apartment. This time I'm going to REALLY try to interact with the community and see if that helps me actually stick to losing weight and getting healthy. Wish me luck! =) Sun, 8 Jan 2012 19:10:55 EST Newbie Hi, <BR> This is day two for me and I am really excited to try this new thing. <BR> I have never tried losing weight with the support of others. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 00:37:32 EST Race for the Cure discount 12/31/11 is the last day for the early bird discount for the 6/3/12 Race for the Cure. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>cefortheCure/SEA_PugetSoundAffiliate?f<BR>r_id=2348&pg=entry </link> <BR> <BR> You know I will be there!! <BR> <BR> Sam Thu, 29 Dec 2011 11:03:04 EST New to SparkPeople Hey y'all! My name is Amber. I live south of Seattle in Des Moines :) <BR> New to this thing so we will see how much it helps me out! <BR> :) Thu, 29 Dec 2011 04:44:07 EST For those that are members... did you notice that the Sporty Diva's Half Marathon, 15K, 10K and 5K Mary Mushapaidzi Memorial Walk/Run is giving away free entries to the first 5 people to sign up! <BR> <BR> This starts about 3pm today. <BR> <BR> Go check your emails! <BR> <BR> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 17:09:08 EST Introducing myself! :) Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Amber, 23- Live in Seattle and I'm really excited to join such a large group of sparkers! I've recently become addicted to group workout classes in the N.E Seattle area and hoping to find some buddies to either check in with or maybe even go to classes together and get fit!!!!!!! Message me to see if it's a workout buddy love connection!!!!! <BR> <BR> WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! :) Tue, 13 Dec 2011 15:48:24 EST Running events to round out the year Does anyone know of fun running events for the remainder of 2011? Something 5K, 8K, 10K or 12K? I could really use someting to get me through the holidays. <BR> <BR> Please let me know and I will travel outside the Seattle limits for a good event. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:49:24 EST Big Climb 2012 Registration is open, so its time to introduce more of you to one of my favorite events. <BR> <BR> The Big Climb will take place on March 25, 2012. Participants will climb the stairwells of the Columbia Tower in downtown Seattle - 69 flights, 1311 steps. The event benefits the local chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. You can do this as part of a team or as an individual (for the past several years there has been at least one Spark team), and you can do it untimed (as a climber) o... Thu, 8 Dec 2011 00:58:52 EST Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk I'm going to be walking it this Sunday. <BR> Who else is going to be there? Mon, 5 Dec 2011 14:34:38 EST Whidbey Island 2012 Half Marathon Anyone? I have NEVER run anything more than a 10K, ever and I am old and on an insulin pump. <BR> <BR> BUT.... I saw a course map for the Whidbey Island 2012 marathone and itlooks absolutely, positively gorgeous. I'm thinking maybe.... maybe I could work myself up to half marathon distance and the challenges it poses. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone else out there who has never run a half and who partially believes it's crazy to even consider who'd like to consider mutual support for this race? Sun, 4 Dec 2011 15:58:54 EST Tubbs Romp to Stomp Please see the below link for information regarding a wonderful event in February to support Susan G Komen for the Cure. <BR> <BR> Saturday February 4, 2012 <BR> 3K or 5K Snowshoe Walk/Race <BR> Stevens Pass <BR> <BR> I have registered already and thought this would be great exercise as well as supporting a good and worthy cause. Hope some of you will be interested. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/fees </link> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:32:53 EST Sharing resources Sorry, I wasn't sure where to post this; several of my other teams have a thread for for sharing tips, links, resources and such. Last night, I wanted to earn a few more Spark Points (yep, SPoints junkie here!) so I checked out the motivational articles, and found a good one on in-the-moment responses to stress that can help combat emotional eating. Very good tips! I printed them out, and am sharing them with several teams. <BR> <link><BR> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 09:33:41 EST Road ID discounts through Dec 25 They're offering discounts through Dec. 25. These are great discounts, so you'll want to take advantage of them. They offer the discounts through Dec. 25 because they have electronic gift certificates, so this is a great spot for last minute gifts. <BR> <BR> Now through Nov. 28 - 20% discount. Discount code pcsanta220 <BR> <BR> Nov. 29 through Dec. 6 - 15% discount. Discount code pcsanta215 <BR> <BR> Dec. 7 through Dec. 25 - 10% discount. Discount code pcsanta210 <BR> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 20:43:55 EST Seattle Center Winterfest - Ice Skating? <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Anybody want to go ice skating? Winterfest begins soon at Seattle Center and the ice skating arena at Fisher Pavilion will open Nov 25, and be open until Jan 1. The hours will be 11am - 8 pm Sun - Thurs and 11 am - 10 pm Friday and Saturday. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, and $2 for kids 5 and under, and this includes skate rental. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 16:06:44 EST Seattle Marathon Any Sparkers running or walking it this year? Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:35:46 EST Golden Garden Stairs Anyone want to do the Golden Garden Stairs with me tomorrow mid-late morning? I'm thinking between 3-5 times? Happy to meet either at the top or the bottom of the stairs. May be open to a different time. Looks like it will be cold and raining. How's that for motivation? :) Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:10:31 EST Seattle Turkey Trot 2011 Just in case you need another Thanksgiving race or in case you can't make the Green Lake Gobble, here's another one. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> The Seattle Turkey Trot takes place in Ballard on Thanksgiving morning. It starts at 32nd and 85th at 9 am and finishes at Gold Gardens Park. Its a 5k and benefits the Ballard Food Bank - cost is $25. There are no bibs and there's no timing - its just a fun community thing. Some will wear costumes or at least funny... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:19:31 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 14 Nov 2011 12:34:59 EST 11-11-11 RnR deal The Rock n Roll Marathon is running a deal today only from 11am to 11pm (PST) for the both the full and half. <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> This is me....signing up for the half. Eeeeeeek! <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 14:27:18 EST Team Leaders Needed! Hi All, <BR> We are currently down to 2 leaders for this team. There is no magic or required number, but in the interests of maintaining diversity and having enough of us to be able to get to know our team members... that all works better when there are more of us. We generally try to keep up with those of you who are active at any given time by reading your blog entries and posts and generally checking in with you. We also try to provide you with information about what's going on in the area... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 13:20:26 EST My Heart is in Seattle I was born in Snoqualmie and grew up in Renton. I still visit my mother there every year. Seattle, Mt. Rainier, and the beautiful Pacific Northwest are in my blood, my heart and my soul. I love it there! That's why I chose this team to be on, even though I live in the Midwest right now. <BR> <BR> It's great to see you all and let's make Seattle the number one city! Thu, 3 Nov 2011 15:32:55 EST Greenlake Gobble I will be walking/running the Greenlake Gobble 5K on November 20th. Information is here: <link><BR>/reg.htm </link> . Would love to see as many Sparkies there as possible! <BR> <BR> Angel <BR> Tue, 1 Nov 2011 17:12:32 EST Seattle Marathon needs YOU! I just received an urgent message from the Seattle Marathon. They are very short on course marshals. If you are available on Sunday Nov 27, please help out! <link><BR>lunteerinfo.php </link> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 17:05:14 EST Dates for Iron Girl 2012 This is a little early but the dates for Iron Girl Run/Walk have been posted. <BR> <BR> Athleta Iron Girl Seattle Women’s Event <BR> Sunday, September 9, 2012 <BR> Women's 10K & 5K Run &Walk <BR> Greenlake Park <BR> <BR> Registration begins 31 December 2011 <BR> <BR> Race Entry Fees <BR> <BR> 10K Race <BR> Women's Individual <BR> $50.00 through September 6 <BR> $60.00 at Event Expo <BR> <BR> 5K Race <BR> Women's Individual <BR> $25.00 through September 6 <BR> $35.00 at Event Expo <B... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:30:37 EST Free Work-out resources I used to have a personal trainer but then moved to a differnt neighborhood and coudln't find a good gym that fit my budget. Does anyone know of some good classes that are free and/or low cost in the Seattle area? I work in Fremont and live in Columbia City neighborhood. <BR> <BR> I've taken about a year and a half off from working out and need to get back in the groove!! I feel much better when I am workin out in mind body and spirit! Fri, 21 Oct 2011 16:03:17 EST Feeling stressed and crappy I am sorry to be such a downer. <BR> I feel awful and fat. <BR> <BR> I hate my life right now. My husband gets on my nerves and my son is driving me nuts tonight. <BR> <BR> I am reorganizing my house, so everything is a wreck. I guess that I might feel better if I do something, even if only for ten minutes, Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:50:40 EST Seattle RNR Marathon 2012 - discounted! Today and tomorrow only, registration for the Seattle RNR marathon is discounted 15%! These are expensive races, so this is a big deal. They're changing the route this year, probably due to the viaduct work. All they've announced so far is that the race will begin and end at Seattle Center. <BR> <BR> Important Information - race day is June 23, 2012 and discount is good on Oct 17 and 18 only. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. The only information that's current on t... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 12:25:18 EST Crossfit Anyone doing Crossfit? My friend got me hooked- it is crazy hard, and yet crazy awesome as well! I have added it to my running to help with upper body strength as I had been slacking for that past 4 months. <BR> <BR> If anyone is looking for a great studio check out Crossfit North Seattle, and if you are one of the first 100 members (new studio) you only pay $99 a month for unlimited classes instead of the $149 it would normally be. <BR> <BR> Your first 3 sessions are free no matter what s... Sat, 15 Oct 2011 00:37:31 EST Seattle Marathon Anyone running the half or full this year? Regular registration ends tomorrow so register now and save yourself $10! I am running the half, my first ever! Hope to see you there! Sat, 15 Oct 2011 00:34:46 EST I've Only Just Begun... I just joined yesterday after starting to read The Spark, which I got on sale at Barnes & Noble a month ago. I was always an athlete growing up and even until 30 I played softball. I was never more than a size 8. At 39, I was a size 6 and probably in the best shape of my adult life. When I hit 40 things started to change. A new blended family posed challenges, a mother-in-law suffering 4 strokes, building a house and much, much more. The pounds started piling on little by little and have... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:31:38 EST Susan G Komen 3 Day Walk is this weekend! While I will be walking in it, I know that there will be those that are crewing, volunteering or cheering us on as well. <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> And then there might be some of you that are trying to drive.... <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> Just a heads up. Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:32:25 EST Anyone doing the Seattle 5K Dash Race ? I stumbled on this event and have become excited about their philosophy so I am registering for the 5K. I thought I'd share it because I think it's pretty cool. Check out the link and read about the event. Makes one think about their life... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tml </link> Sat, 10 Sep 2011 23:16:56 EST Just starting out Early Saturday am....9/10/11. I m trying to get to the gym....get active before the busy day of moving kids to their activities. How much easier would it be w/ someone to join along with! Is that group/person out there? Sat, 10 Sep 2011 09:22:54 EST Iron Girl 5K and 10K Run/Walk at Greenlake Is anyone going to walk or run this event? Fri, 9 Sep 2011 11:15:08 EST Hullo Sparks Seattle! I'm new to the team and the site. My sister in law and I are going to begin training for a 5K on Monday. I've led a pretty sedentary lifestyle up until about 2 months ago. At that time I started walking 4 miles a day and now I want to add to that by running. I look forward to getting to know the Seattle team! I just signed up for the Seattle Aids Walk taking place on 9/24 and am really looking forward to doing that! Wed, 7 Sep 2011 18:16:45 EST New to the Team Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm lucky to be in beautiful Seattle while trying to get healthy - it's gorgeous here and going outside to hike/bike/ski is as tempting as can be. I'm hoping to find some friends here and to go for walks with folks. Looking forward to getting to know you all! Fri, 26 Aug 2011 22:27:09 EST Seattle Marathon 10K - this weekend! <link><BR>.php </link> <BR> <BR> This is a brand new race from the same people who put on the Seattle Marathon. I'll be volunteering at packet pick-up Friday night and as a course martial on Saturday. Tue, 23 Aug 2011 15:18:07 EST drivers must pay attention!!! my baby and I were hit by a car while out on our daily workout. please please please pay attention when you drive!!!!! Sun, 14 Aug 2011 22:37:47 EST 1/2 Marathon Training Group Hey I'm Nicole, one of your co-leaders! I apologize for not being around much, but a new schedule change (graveyard) and life have gotten in the way- but I have been on track. I am doing a 1 Year Challenge with my best friend to lose the weight and keep it off, I am 64 days in and down 26.4 lbs! During this year I am also training to run a marathon next June, my friend and I plan on running all of the races leading up to it as well- 5K (this Staurday), 10K (September), 1/2 (November, and full... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 06:39:04 EST Hello Sparks Team Seattle I started back in Jan with SparkPeople. I sprained my ankle and had to slow it down. I'm back on it and excited!! I love to skate, bike, hike and swim. Always up for something new! Sun, 7 Aug 2011 20:58:49 EST Greetings everyone! Hello my name is Julie. I am in my early 30's and live in beautiful Seattle WA. I joined this online community because I want to be in great shape and eat healthy to have the best life possible. I was online looking for a program which would help me reach these goals so here I am. I am really excited to be a part of SparkPeople. Please feel free to send me messages so we can get to know eachother and together to achieve our health goals. Thu, 4 Aug 2011 00:51:17 EST Any walkers on the Eastside? I'm looking for someone who migh be available to walk on the Eastside --Redmond/Kirkland area...any takers??? <em>30</em> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 17:59:18 EST Burien or South Park Area?? Hi, looking for a walking group or the best area.In Burien in the evenings...looking for a good park where theres a track or walking area.. Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:18:13 EST Lifestyle Transformation I am grateful for this opportunity to be blogging about my life journey in becoming more aware of and making choices toward a healthier and happier life. I have taken my first steps for lasting lifestyle improvement assessing where I am and what I want to accomplish. <BR> <BR> Life Vision: I am love, deep spirited, noble wisdom. I am generous gratitiude, a faithful father, a brotherly guide, passionate inspiration, and a catalyst for health and happiness. My purpose is to celebrate love, lif... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 02:09:26 EST Lifestyle Transformation I am grateful for this opportunity to be blogging about my life journey in becoming more aware of and making choices toward a healthier and happier life. I have taken my first steps for lasting lifestyle improvement assessing where I am and what I want to accomplish. <BR> <BR> Life Vision: I am love, deep spirited, noble wisdom. I am generous gratitiude, a faithful father, a brotherly guide, passionate inspiration, and a catalyst for health and happiness. My purpose is to celebrate love, lif... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 02:07:39 EST Hi, I'm new. I'm a 28-year-old, married mom in college. Life is hectic. My nutrition and fitness have slacked. I gained 10 lbs over the winter, and here it is July, and I still haven't dropped it! My goal is to never yo-yo again by making real, long term lifestyles changes. Sat, 16 Jul 2011 17:43:01 EST Might move to Seattle?? Hi, I just got laid off from my job in what recently was ranked one of the most miserable cities in America, LOL, and I'm looking forward to moving. <BR> <BR> I'm leaning toward Seattle as my sister lives there and I've loved it every time I've visited, as well as the access to outdoor sports. <BR> <BR> One of my concerns is the amount of grey weather there in the late fall/winter/spring. I have a tendency toward SAD (seasonal affective disorder), and I'm just wondering how you guys deal wi... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 14:53:02 EST Special Olympics Washington Please support Special Olympics Washington by donating to send me Over the Edge in August. If I raise enough money to rappel I am wearing my SparkPeople T-shirt for the event. There a lots of photographers there and I want to show my pride in SparkPeople and the inspiration it provides, as well as how much Special Olympic Athletes inspire me. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-ratliff/over-the-edge-seattle </link> <BR> <BR> The $1,000 I need to raise to participa... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 16:03:06 EST Nice places to walk in Puyallup Does anyone know of any nice places to walk in Puyallup? If not in Puyallup maybe close. Thanks Sun, 26 Jun 2011 14:47:22 EST Seattle RNR 2011 - Meet Sparkpeople! Hey all! Whether or not you're participating in this race, you may want to come to the expo. There are Sparkpeople members coming in from all over the country for the race. We have a SP team for the race with 29 members and only a few of those are locals. You can come meet people at the expo or come cheer at the finish. There's a family and friends meeting zone divided by the letters of the alphabet, to make it easier to find each other. We'll be meeting at the S after the race. Anybody inter... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:14:04 EST Redeeming Email Points Has anybody recently noticed when they redeem their points from reading their emails that the confirmation window does not open in a new window any more? The last two days mine has opened in the same window, it sort of "highjacks" my email box and I cannot get back to my inbox. It has never done this before. <BR> I hope this makes sense to someone out there. Just a minor glitch but it is a bummer. <BR> Happy weekend and Fathers Day to all you daddies out there! <BR> <em>40</em> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 09:15:53 EST Moving to Seattle Hey guys. Well, after ten-years in Chicago I will be moving to the Seattle area in August to be with my fiance who moved there last fall to start a program at Basytr University. I thought I would start developing relationships now so I can hit the ground running, literally, when I get to Seattle. <BR> <BR> Little about me. I am just finishing up a master's degree in clinical counseling with an emphasis on health psychology. I am a career changer, having worked a variety of jobs before ... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 08:35:34 EST Seeking committed workout group/pa tnership Hey All--I am looking to form a small group of committed, positive and reliable workout and weightloss buddies, preferably in North Seattle area, to band together to offer support, companionship, motivation and accountability <BR> <BR> .I'm 33, a social worker, lesbian, outgoing, outdoorsy, sane, with a decent sense of humor and a sordid history of going up and down with my weight. I'm seeking people who will be able to commit at least some day time hours, who are reliable, who know what it'... Tue, 31 May 2011 00:07:33 EST HI! I am new to Seattle and Sparkpeople (again!) Hi, I'm Nikki, 35, and have recently moved to Seattle from New Orleans, Louisiana. I have about 100 pounds to lose and ready to get at it. I love riding my bicycle, but I am overwhelmed by the hills here! I definitely need to get myself into better shape so I can do what I enjoy so much. I am loving the Northwest, it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, and now I can call it home. I am realizing (and still hoping too) that the scenery and fresh air is such a motivator, and it... Mon, 30 May 2011 17:19:44 EST New here, seeking workout buddies :) Hi everyone! I live in the Greenwood/Crownhill area and I am a new mommy and need help shedding the 25-30lbs I've gained! Aaah!! I am very motivated on my own, but would LOVE to meet some other ladies who can help me along the way :) I am a member of LA Fitness in Aurora, and go on my own 3x a week. It's hasn't been enough to lose any of the weight, and I would love to find someone I can either do some fast walking around Greenlake with, or help me to gently return to running, or take some fi... Sat, 28 May 2011 23:33:13 EST Ready for a new attitude Hi everyone! After some years of letting my health and weight go down the toilet, I'm ready to change my attitude and commit to a new lifestyle. I'm really setting aside the summer to concentrate on nothing but ME and my health. I just started a 4-week boot camp and am distressed at how far out of shape I've gotten -- I only have about 20-30 pounds to lose but I can really feel it. Anyway, looking forward to exploring the site -- it seems a little overwhelming right now, there's just so much... Fri, 27 May 2011 21:09:35 EST S.Lake--- Capitol Hill, hey there! Hey I am new to Spark, so far I have been determined to track what I eat! And it is crazy to see how much calories are, haha. I am needing to lose my "freshman 15" If anyone has any fat melting tips, I would love to hear them :-) Fri, 27 May 2011 19:01:54 EST Hi, im new to this team! Hello, I'm new to this team. I would love to find a work out partner. Sooo.... If any one else wants to workout let me know, I live by Seward park. Wed, 25 May 2011 16:33:10 EST Hello hello :) Hi everyone, my name is Kelly, and I just joined SparkPeople on Sunday. It was my first wedding anniversary, and I realized that I've gained a good 20 lbs in this year of being married--and I was overweight to begin with. I figure I have about 50 lbs to lose total, but right now I'm focusing on what I can do before my 30th birthday, at the end of July. When I was in college, I tried eDiets, and even though I didn't do any of their meals, I was able to lose weight through the amazing suppor... Tue, 24 May 2011 02:01:39 EST north Seattle hi! A little about me and my goal! Good morning! Im finally back to spark, thank goodness because I gained oh... 50 pounds or so the past year. YIKES!!! Anyways I joined the YMCA, I swim with my daughter at least once a week, and Im planning on trying out the fitness equipment there. But to be honest I dont have the correct clothes to wear, a pair of shoes or even the knowledge of how to use those darn things! LOL they look torturous to me! Im serious have you looked at those things? You get on... somehow and they start swingi... Mon, 23 May 2011 12:29:23 EST Newish to Seattle, New to this forum! Hi! I've been in the Seattle area for about 2 years now. Still finding my way around. Looking forward to getting to know some fellow Seattleites! Sat, 21 May 2011 12:02:36 EST New to Sparkpeople... I am new to SparkPeople and this is a little over whelming to figure out. I am hoping to get a hang of it sooner than later. I am glad to see so many Seattlites. Anyone in the South Seattle area? I wouldn't mind having a walking buddy or two or three... I am SO ready for a change! :) Sun, 15 May 2011 02:54:24 EST Hi Everyone! I've been really enjoying my first week here on sparkpeople. I'm amazed at the ton of great trackers, receipes, advice, inspiration, etc... <BR> <BR> Hopefully, this site and the great people on it, will help me stay motivated. It seems like I've tried to loose weight about once a year for as long as I can remember, and never sticking with it more than a few weeks. Thu, 12 May 2011 16:14:09 EST Advocare 24 day challenge, Day 1! I just started the advocare 24 day challenge. Is anyone else out there doing it or have they done it in the past? <BR> <BR> Im blogging each day about it so if you have please visit my blog and give me advice!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 May 2011 17:11:16 EST Cloud Cover Bringin' Me Down I'm sure someone's brought this up here before, but what do you guys find the most helpful when the gray and the rain and the ick sap your will to move? I'm having a very hard time here! Any ideas would be appreciated. Thu, 28 Apr 2011 13:44:33 EST Hello! I'm not exactly "new" but I'm new to talking to people on SparkPeople! I am having the worst time with this nasty change in the weather! I am cold and sleepy and want to eat and hibernate. Where else could I complain about this than on the Seattle Team? <em>30</em> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 13:42:49 EST Free* Nordic Track Ski Machine I have a used Nordic Track cross-country ski machine in good working condition that I'd like to see go to another home. Since we recently got an elliptical trainer, I don't have space in our bonus room for the skier anymore. <BR> <BR> What I have is an older PRO skier, like the ones in this link: <link><BR>/nordic-track-pro-ski-machines </link> Since it's an older skier, it was made in the USA. It has been well treated over the years, and is still in ... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:55:47 EST Inspiring Hope 5K/10K - May 7th, Mukilteo Just wanted to extend an invitation to all my fellow Sparkers to join me at the Inspiring Hope Run on May 7th in Mukilteo (about 30 minutes north of Seattle.) This second year event gives you the opportunity to publicly celebrate those who inspire you for so many different reasons. The 5K & 10K Run are both chip-timed and the 5K Walk is family friendly, welcoming strollers and whole families to come out and enjoy. In fact kids 8 and under pay no registration fee! You can get more informa... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 04:06:29 EST Hi all! My name is Mel (Shimmer is my pup) and I've been on SparkPeople for a little while, but I guess I've never introduced myself or tried the whole community thing yet. I'm trying to lose weight so I won't be the chunky bridesmaid at my friend's Mexico beach wedding in June. I'm also sick of the way I eat and fail to do real exercise outside of walking my dog. <BR> <BR> I want to make a healthy lifestyle change and found this site through my mom who is struggling to control her diet for diabeti... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 20:46:04 EST 20 pounds in 20 weeks I want to lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks and would love to have some accomplices - people to be accountable to, perhaps meet with once a month, maybe even go for a walk or two to get us closer to the goal. Who's with me? <BR> <BR> About me: 42, female, no kids, freelance writer living in the south end of Seattle. How about you? Fri, 8 Apr 2011 20:05:29 EST I'm brand new! Hi! I am brand spanking new here and am hoping to find a walking partner for the North Seattle area. I work an all over the place schedule so if there are any other baristas or retail warriors available at odd times of the day, hit me up! Tue, 5 Apr 2011 13:27:34 EST Hi! Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm Kelsey and I'm new to this website. I'm looking to loose about 100 plus pounds, but I know I cannot do it alone. Is there a twenty-something around the North Seattle area who would want to buddy up for loosing weight? Do such things like plan healthy meals, go for walks, exercises, etc. <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Apr 2011 01:17:45 EST Greetings Hi everyone. I'm Vylotte, nice to meet you :) I just wrote a big long bio on my sparks page. I'm pretty new here, so I hope I'm doing this right! Wed, 30 Mar 2011 15:58:09 EST vote to bring a bball clinic to your neighborhood! The Seattle Storm are bring basketball clinics to 10 local Boys and Girls Clubs - not just in the city but throughout the area. You can vote to bring a clinic to the kids in your neighborhood. Sports, teamwork, prizes... who knows how something like this could affect the life of a child? Vote for your local club! <link> </link> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 22:47:04 EST Hello, all! Hi, My name is Rebekah and I found this team this morning! I'm currently training for my first figure competition on November 19. It has been a lot of fun so far! I love lifting and challenging myself. <BR> <BR> I also wanted to let you all know that I'm hosting a cooking party for Ruben Sandoval aka FLEXCHEF on Friday, April 15. He will be in town coaching two girls at The Emerald Cup Bodybuilding and Figure competition. If you are interested in attending, please send me an email and I wil... Sat, 19 Mar 2011 11:23:50 EST I Feel Like I Should Re-Introduce Myself Hey All! <BR> <BR> I'm Nicole, and I am one of your co-leaders- sadly I fell off the wagon so to speak somewhere back in September and have gained nearly all of the 50 lbs I shed last Spring back. Stress really screwed me, but here I am starting over! I officially started on Tuesday and have been in the gym and eating right ever since- I seem to have fallen right back into my healthy lifestyle luckily and the weight is once again dropping. I am sorry that I have not been around, but I hope t... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 03:27:50 EST Staircases in Seattle<BR>ttlestairs/ Wed, 9 Mar 2011 09:29:17 EST Almost a week I am finishing my first week and have to say that I love this site! It is what I was looking for as a help with my health change. Sun, 6 Mar 2011 12:56:28 EST Hi Hi I am new to this whole thing. I finally decided to lose weight before my dream wedding in december and for my 2 children and 3 stepchildren. I currently reside in West Seattle and am new to this area. Love going for walks with weather permitting and getting to know people Fri, 4 Mar 2011 19:37:17 EST Snow! How fun! I love the snow! I love playing in it with my dogs and husband. Even though it was snowing I still was able to make it to and from the gym. I do have an amazing snow car with great tires and lots of experience, so everyone please be careful. We have about 5 inches at my house and I guess we're going to be getting another 4 inches or so tonight. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 02:07:57 EST Reward Yourself! I set up a rewards system for myself. For every 10lbs lost I get myself a special treat (NOT food!). When I hit 200lbs last Friday I ordered a new water bottle and it arived today! Im so excited! <BR> Customized at with pics of my loved ones it holds 32oz of water and is a great motivator to drink more and a reminder of why I want to be healthy! <BR> <BR> Water bottle (pic): <link><BR>tlex.jpg/ </link> <BR> <BR> I strongly suggest fi... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:00:17 EST Walking Buddy around Bothell Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm trying to shed my last 20 or so pounds and would really love a walking buddy. I live in Mill Creek (basically Bothell or Lynnwood) and am home from work by about 4:30 each day. I know most of you are a bit further South but if any of you are up my way and would like to walk with me some evenings, that would be awesome! I am a teacher so I always have fun stories to tell =) Sun, 20 Feb 2011 00:45:35 EST Stair Climb, anyone? Tomorrow (Saturday 2/19) afternoon Angel (ANGELLEE94) and I are going to meet at the 95th Street Stairway, which runs between Lake City Way and 95th, to train for the Big Climb. We'll meet at the bottom, on Lake City Way. If you've got the time and can make it, come join us! It doesn't matter whether or not you're going to participate in the Big Climb. Stairs are a great workout and this is totally a "climb at your own pace and quit when you're ready to be done" sort of activity. I've got a m... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:30:05 EST Hi! my name is diana and i want to feel fearless Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. Mark Twain. Sometimes your hardest days can be overcome by a deep breath and doing even the smallest of something you would rather not do. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 13:10:27 EST Hi! my name is Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. Mark Twain Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:57:53 EST New to SP Hi fellow Seattleites! I'm just discovering SP, so I haven't posted a pic or much else yet. I've heard about this site a few times and hope that it will keep me motivated on this journey to lose 40 lbs. I'd love to hear how it's helped you all so far. Thanks--- Kat Wed, 16 Feb 2011 23:48:55 EST Running/ reathing tips Went for a walk with my dogs today and figured I would try jogging on and off through the walk. OW! Thats all I have to say! I can handle body pain (there really wasnt any), but the pain in my chest and feeling of asphyxiation I cant do. I hate feeling like I cant catch my breath. I get panicky and its just a downhill spiral. I remember learning "in through your nose, out through your mouth" as a kid in PE, but it doesnt seem to do much. What can I do to make this easier? Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:54:48 EST Favorite Easy Recipes Whats your favorite easy recipe? And I do mean EASY, I have issues making toast sucessfully! lol Wed, 9 Feb 2011 22:21:10 EST Hi there :-) Hello everyone! My name is Marcy and im 22. I have been on SparkPeople before but was never able to stick with it. Well now I am changing a lot of things in my life and I need to make my health and weight part of that change. <BR> <BR> I will be moving to Seattle in a couple months to go to school in the Deaf Studies/Interpereting program at Seattle Central. I want to be happier with my physical appearance when I move as well as needing to be healthier so I can enjoy all Seattle has to offe... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 22:12:48 EST Hello! I'm not new to Seattle, but I am new to this weight loss commitment. Last weekend, I finally found a place I enjoy jogging - Carkeek Park! Hurrah! I am looking forward to the days getting longer so I can spend some evenings there instead of the occasional weekend. <BR> <BR> For now, I'm walking/jogging around the neighborhood, and for the rainy days, I ordered a couple workout DVDs I'm liking a lot. (Who knew yoga was actually a workout?) <BR> <BR> Also, if anyone is up for a few game... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 00:34:19 EST Hey Seattle Sparkers! I am a returning Sparker. <BR> <BR> I started to lose weight and then had a knee issue that I tried to ignore and continue to train for the Seattle Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk. Needless to say that was dumb. <BR> Got my knee fix up just over a month and a half ago. Now it is time to finish up my recovery so I can walk further than 3 miles! <BR> I have been know to do Greenlake. Mostly on the weekends or after work when I actually have some light out...not this time of year! <BR> <BR> Mos... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:52:14 EST Seattle RNR Marathon 2011 There will be Sparkpeople members from all over the country converging on Seattle to do this race this year. It takes place on June 25 - starts in Tukwila and ends at Qwest Field. You don't have to run, though you do need to be able to complete the half marathon in 4 hours and the full in 7. This race sells out, so if you're on the fence don't wait too long. Last year it sold out in March and it'll probably be about the same time this year. <BR> <BR> If races or these distances aren't your ... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 15:17:52 EST Getting Back into Everything! Hello there! My name is Rachelle. I'm 22 years old and I use to be very athletic and always in a healthy weight range. I was always the person who could eat what i want and stay the same weight as I was always moving and in shape. Recently I ran (if you can call it that) a 5k. I could barely breathe! I wasn't sure what happened! I weighed myself when I got home and realized that Ive gained a "bit" of weight...took a look at my lifestyle and realized I that have not been moving as much as I us... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 13:56:10 EST Big Climb 2011 I post at least one message about this event every year, because its one of my favorites. The Big Climb benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and this year it takes place on Sunday, March 20. It takes place in the stairwells of the Columbia Tower, in downtown Seattle. Participants climb 69 stories, 1311 steps. The registration fee is just over $40 and there is a minimum fundraising requirement of $50. <BR> <BR> This is a big challenge, but it is doable, and not just for the ultrafit. I... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 12:07:47 EST Sparking in Tukwila--any South sider activities? I've been Sparking on my own, and am unfamiliar with how teams work. I'm a member of LA Fitness in Tukwila, and I like to walk. I'd enjoy connecting with other SparkPeople in the area, since I don't know any outside of my sister who introduced me to the site. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 11:02:58 EST coming back to Spark I have been down this road before, and hope to succeed this time! I am 25 and live in Burien. Just moved to an apartment there from roommate hell. <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! Thu, 6 Jan 2011 11:10:48 EST Katrinakraut at 50 I just turned 50 and I don't reconize myself. I am a candidate for "What not to wear". When I hear other people describe me, I wonder who they are talking about. I am not talking about physical attributes. I am talking about my persona. They see halos when in reality I have to push my horns down every morning (but I polish them first!). I am no longer a feisty, fun-loving, wild woman. Caution and responsibility are written all over my face and body. That's why I really like this website and ... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 16:49:47 EST Yale 24 Hour Fitness Anyone? I was doing great last Spring, dropped 50 lbs and was on track- stress and life got in the way and I am starting back at square one. I have a 24 Hour Fitness membership at the one on Yale and could really use a workout buddy to keep me motivated and accountable, anyone else at that gym? Wed, 5 Jan 2011 05:54:01 EST January Birthdays Please join me in wishing a happy January birthday to the following Spark Team Seattle members: <BR> <BR> DRIVERS1 <BR> GS_MOMMA <BR> RAIDER5060 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 09:36:56 EST Bike Ride fundraiser Hey I am working with a great group in Seattle and we are having a bike fundraiser. If anyone is interested in hitting the Lake Washington Loop and riding 60 miles to help earn money for a great non-profit let me know I can give you the details. Thanks <BR> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 21:07:35 EST We're Number 3 - at least at this moment! Just wanted to let you all know that as of this moment Seattle is ranked #3 among US cities in fitness minutes. Way to celebrate the first day of our new year! Sun, 2 Jan 2011 01:07:53 EST New to seattle! Hey everyone! Im moving to seattle in january 23rd and Looking to start the C25K program Feb 1st....any one interested in a running buddy??! Im nervous to begin in a place so different from florida where I know noone but I know running by myself will never pan put =\ Wed, 29 Dec 2010 22:45:05 EST 90 DAY CHALLENGE, STARTS JAN 1st Hey Team, <BR> Have you been needing that extra kick start for the New Year? Have you been thinking about how to get motivated? <BR> I have the answer... <BR> A friend of mine, Rashaan Shehee (veteran NFL player/personal trainer) is doing a 90 Day Challenge, starting Jan 1st! FREE!! and its customized to what your fitness level is...and what you have access too. I love you all, and have enjoyed my fitness journey so far..and would love to help you towards your next goal as well...Hit me wi... Wed, 22 Dec 2010 20:48:49 EST Looking for Fitness Buddy. Downtown Seattle! Hi again! My name is Cassie.I live in downtown Seattle and I'm looking for a fitness buddy. I want to lose some weight and gain muscles, the only problem is the weather here is making it hard for me to go out and hit the gym. I'm new here in Seattle. :) <BR> <BR> Hope you're all well. <BR> <BR> Cassie x Mon, 13 Dec 2010 16:56:06 EST Seattle Center Winterfest (ice skating!) Hey all, just wanted to remind everyone (and myself) that there are lots of holiday activities at Seattle Center through January 2, including an ice skating rink at Fisher Pavilion. Here's the link to the schedule and costs - <link><BR>l.asp?EV_EventNum=74#rink </link> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:28:40 EST Green Lake - Meetup Forum! We have several members who walk or run at Green Lake regularly. Some of them have expressed an interest doing this with others, so I thought that it would help to provide a place to figure out schedules, etc. <BR> <BR> So, if Green Lake is your thing and you're interested in meeting other team members there, Post Here! Sat, 11 Dec 2010 11:02:19 EST Hey, Seattleites! I'm new to SparkPeople, and Seattle, and am getting a head start on the holidays :). Its my first Christmas sans snow! I would love to get connected with an active group of people around Green Lake or Ravenna. Also, I'd love to know what people here do outdoors when the weather is mucky (other than drive out of town to hit the slopes)? Thu, 9 Dec 2010 21:30:13 EST Second Time Around Hello Seattle, <BR> <BR> I am new to Seattle, but not new to Spark People. I am hoping to lose about 40 pounds to feel better, look better, and improve my overall health. This time around I hope to focus more on my meal planning and exercise motivation. I am eager to learn about all the wonderful resources Seattle has to share. <BR> <BR> Erin Tue, 7 Dec 2010 14:38:17 EST Hello! I think this is my third or fourth time on the site, so maybe I've learned a few pitfalls and am ready to succeed. <BR> <BR> Best to all during the next year! <BR> <BR> P.S. Enjoying the balmy temps (compared to before Thanksgiving, at least)--makes getting out to exercise easier. Sat, 27 Nov 2010 15:53:05 EST Chubby Jones Couch to 5K I know there are a few Cto5K-ers out there. Have any of you seen this? <BR><BR>odcasts <BR> <BR> Now that its so cold and dark I've moved my Cto5K indoors. This podcast is motivating and the music doesn't suck. Sat, 20 Nov 2010 15:19:08 EST Hey newbie here! Hey guys! New to the site and the group! Really excited to drop some weight! So far I've lost 10 lbs and felt I needed a little extra support. How's everybody doing? Fri, 19 Nov 2010 23:07:45 EST RoadID - Coupons! Do you walk/run/bike outside? I'm about to sound like a commercial, but only because I'm really into being safe and I love this product. If you carry id when you walk and something happens to you, that only tells those who try to help you who you are and where you live. It doesn't tell them about any medical issues you have or how to contact your next of kin. If you go out when nobody's home, or like me you live alone, it'd be a really good idea to provide more information. Last year I saw a ... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:26:35 EST LAST DAY to get t-shirts for Seattle Turkey Trot! Okay folks, today is the last day to register for this event and be sure of getting a t-shirt. Its a good one, even gender-specific, so you'll want this shirt. <BR> <BR> Most important, the Seattle Turkey Trot benefits the Ballard Food Bank and it'll give you an excuse to get out and do some miles on Thanksgiving morning - absolution for whatever you decide to eat later? <BR> <BR> Several members of the team will be there, so come on out and walk or run! This is NOT a race. There are no b... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 16:13:46 EST Greenlake Gobble? Is anyone running the Greenlake Gobble? I know a lot of people are doing the runs during Thanksgiving but I'm out of town and wanted to do one before November is over. Hopefully it doesn't snow! Tue, 16 Nov 2010 13:09:25 EST Anybody else running the Seattle Marathon-5K?? I am looking forward to it. Will be wearing my sparkpeople T-shirt. :-) Sat, 13 Nov 2010 21:15:12 EST Hello everybody! Hi Everybody <BR> <BR> My name is Aubria Boynton. I live in Seattle Washington. I am a member of the YMCA downtown but I have no idea what cardio is as I am supposed to do it three times a week. How do I get back into shape and why isn't riding my bicycle cardio? Thanks Fri, 12 Nov 2010 15:57:07 EST Hello! Hello everyone, my name is cmorgan_10. I'm a substitute teacher and love teaching English Language Learners the most. I like reading, crocheting, hiking, riding my bike, and recently discovered I don't hate running as much as I thought I did. I am trying to lose about 15 pounds for a number of reasons - I love hiking but get tired out easily because I don't have a lot of muscle or cardiorespiratory endurance. I also want to be healthy for my next doctor's appointment, look cuter, and not ... Thu, 11 Nov 2010 12:45:46 EST I need to get control of myself Getting started is the hardest part. I have to get motivated. I hate to exercise and I cannot seem to get control of my sugar habit! Sun, 7 Nov 2010 01:47:05 EST Portland Vs. Seattle Fitness Minutes THROWDOWN! Today one of the Portland team leaders let me know that November will be the second month that they've challenged their team to beat the fitness minutes of another city - US! <BR> <BR> This is, of course, all in the spirit of a healthy competitive spirit AND whatever it takes to keep our butts in gear. As of this moment, we're #14 on the list of American cities and Portland is #18. We're two very active cities, so we can both do better than that, but we also need to keep in mind that Portla... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 01:52:05 EST November Birthdays PCTHIKER 10-Nov <BR> KRISTAPHI 23-Nov <BR> ELE_GANCE 7-Nov <BR> <BR> Please join me in wishing the above team members a very happy November birthday! <em>410</em> Mon, 1 Nov 2010 15:58:10 EST Monthly Activities - Time for a Change? You may have noticed that this team officially has thousands of members... and that there are only a few of us who are active at any given time. <em>30</em> Since we're constantly getting new members (LOVE that!), it makes sense to reconsider our activities periodically. <BR> <BR> We've had monthly walks for a long time. A few times we've had a good sized group, but on average they're not very successful. My question is, if you're interested in getting together every month, what would yo... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 13:25:37 EST Introducing myself... Hi! I'm Kitty Hi everyone. I'm trying to lose about 40 pounds. I was once 250 lbs and I managed to lose 80 over the course of 4 years. In the last two years, I've put 30 lbs back on. I refuse to go back to where I was! I've been very active the last 5 years. I run 5K's, did a sprint distance triathlon and even ran a half marathon this last June. My struggle has been food. I've been on SparkPeople for a month now and I really like the idea of earning points. I like getting the next trophy, lol. I'... Sat, 30 Oct 2010 23:55:32 EST Hey Seattle sparkers! I'm Madalyn and I've been active on Sparkpeople for over a year now. I moved to the Seattle area this summer and am looking forward to having a local spark team for extra motivation! I am currently job-seeking, so until opportunity knocks, I am taking some classes in personal fitness training. I try to run a 5K race once a month, and do sprint triathlons in the summer. I don't have the body of a triathlete, and I am not fast, but I keep going! :-) Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:15:37 EST Hi, How are you? I'm Heather. I have been a member, but this is my first post. You are all fabulous! Thank you for inspiring me. Sun, 17 Oct 2010 04:27:44 EST Hi Everyone! Downtown Seattle here! Hello! I'm new here! I just moved from another country and I'm new here in Seattle. My goal is to be healthy for life! I want to gain lean muscles and lose my stubborn belly fat! Lol!.. I'm looking for a workout buddy as well. :) <BR> <BR> Hope you're all well. <BR> <BR> Cass <BR> x Fri, 15 Oct 2010 15:56:44 EST Anyone out there reading "The Spark" I have been reading it, and would love to have someone to meet for a cup of coffee to discuss the activities in it, thoughts on the book, etc. Anyone out there up for a Spark book discussion group? Mon, 11 Oct 2010 16:25:57 EST