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As long as you're moving forward, you will eventually reach the top!
As long as you're moving forward, you will eventually reach the top!



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Member Since: 8/1/2009

SparkPoints: 87,922

Fitness Minutes: 36,470

My Goals:
I want to feel better about myself and take control of my life.

For 2015 I will work on taking more responsibility for my decisions, not just in terms of diet, but in all aspects. Specific actions (subject to addition and/or modification):

--Walk a minimum of 6,000 steps every day

-- Eat at least 3 freggies a day

-- Use the Nutrition Tracker at least 6 days out of 7

-- Stay within my calorie range at least 6 days out of 7

-- De-clutter my work area and my house, donating/discarding one garbage bag of "stuff" per month.

Another longer term goal for 2015 is to get out of the obese BMI range. Just being overweight would be a great improvement!

My Program:
Accurately tracking my food and exercise.

Personal Information:
I'm originally from the Albany NY area, but I now live in the 'burbs outside of Syracuse, NY.

Other Information:
The things I love best in the world are my family, including the best dog that ever lived -- Beanie!!

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Member Comments:
5/8/2015 11:20:12 PM

Little mini-challenge for you this week! Hopefully, you’ll be reminded of this every day, when you check your sparkpage:

Tone up—without leaving the comfort of your bed! Before getting out of bed each morning, spend just a few minutes doing exercises (or stretches). The softer surface of a mattress forces your muscles to work harder, for stability and balance. Try hip raises (bridges), bicycle-abs, the clam, side-twists (while sitting up, maybe add arm circles to that one). Don’t forget stretches, too. A great one would be pulling your knees towards your chest (good for sciatica). We’ll call it---Fitness for Lazy Days! emoticon emoticon

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5/1/2015 4:11:30 PM

Little mini-challenge for you this week! Hopefully, you’ll be reminded of this everyday—when you check your sparkpage:

“Get Up & Move”—at least once an hour. Studies show that hours of inactivity change the way your body processes glucose & fat. Continuous sitting causes metabolic changes that increase blood sugar levels & decrease the amount of fat used for fuel. Both then cause an increase in fat storage—not what you want to happen! Let’s “Get Up & Move” throughout this 5% Challenge!! We can do this, my friends! emoticon emoticon

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4/28/2015 2:29:49 PM

"To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are." ~Muhammad Ali

Team Champions in the Kitchen
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4/25/2015 11:16:53 PM

Sharing another little tid-bit I read (in Womans World Magazine):

Drinking tomato juice is an easy, convenient, inexpensive way to get lycopene, selenium, and Vitamins A & C into your diet. Tomatoes contain many powerful compounds, and the bottled or canned juice, which is made from cooked tomatoes, makes these compounds more readibly absorbed in our bodies. Plus the thickness of the juice is very satisfying & makes you feel full.

Hint: Champions, if you are doing the Wk #4 Challenge - EAT A RAINBOW, think RED . . . check! emoticon emoticon

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4/22/2015 12:45:17 PM

Little mini-challenge for you: Gain energy from eating some vitamin C-rich foods.

Over the next few days, concentrate on adding foods rich in vitamin C to your meals or snacks. There are plenty of options, including red or green bell pepper, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, strawberries, kiwi, cantaloupe, and papaya. Or get a liquid dose with a glass of orange, grapefruit, or vegetable juice. A chewable vitamin C is also a viable option (I find this easiest, actually).

A deficiency in vitamin C may deplete your levels of carnitine (a substance that helps your body burn fat for energy) by as much as 50%. As you'd expect, that can make you feel a lot less energetic! Many of us don't get the C we need, so adding one vitamin C-rich food can help you bring those levels up and keep you going strong throughout the day. emoticon emoticon

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