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Day 1,2,3,4,5,6 Coach Nicole's SP Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp Challenge. This challenge is not as intensive as the 28 Day Bootcamp so I still include videos from the 28 Day Bootcamp, also.

Days1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,
16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28 completed of Coach Nicole's 28 Day Bootcamp.
I'm finished! It is a great bootcamp!

I like the relaxation and stretching that can be done through meditation but not sure how I feel about yoga when listening to a video talking you through it when words like third eye and such come up.

I decided to relax and meditate to Gregorian Chant.

I found a guy on Youtube who can talk me through relaxation. Michael Seeley. Very calming.

I will do yoga on wii fit and modified yoga poses during excercise but that's mainstream. Even Leslie Sansone, Coach Nicole, and Kathy Smith use some yoga like poses/stretches and they are good for contributing to functional fitness.

Youtube www.praisemoves.com
Also Holy Yoga Bible meditation
I still need to find Christian stretching and meditation

Great article: http://ezinearticles.com/?You-Are-What-You
-Eat?-How-to-Get-a-Healthy-and-Fit-Lif
e&id=8377389

http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Smart-Clea
nse:-A-Reboot-That-Works&id=8224469 A safe and healthy "cleanse" WITH FOOD! (Juice cleanses don't work.)

March 14, 2016 I gave up processed sugar treats. For better or worse, I still eat ketchup and I'm sure there is hidden sugar in bread and other foods I may eat. But I don't eat chocolate and caramel candy, doughnuts, cookies, ice cream, brownies, cake, bars, desserts, kettle or caramel corn, etc.

July 17, 2017 Today I have given up chips. Including potato chips, pita chips, Cheetohs, Cheez-its, Pringles, crackers, pretzels, etc. I rarely if ever buy these items but in the last 5 days have induldged, desired to eat more, and even considered buying some.

My Merry Christmas 2017 Goal
I posted a blog with three options of pounds I expect to lose each week and how much will be gone by Christmas 2017. Depending on if I lose 2 pounds, 1 pound or 1/2 pound each week I will weigh, respectively, 142, 161, or 170 pound by Dec. 25. I will be happy at any of those weights.

I have begun to limit the times I go out to eat. For me, it's mainly the sodium in the processed and restaurant food. It can do serious damage...to a healthy lifestyle change (notice I didn't say diet!) and to one's heart. I have a long term goal of 40 pounds. I want to lose 1-2 pounds per week and have set smaller goals along the way to a Merry Christmas 2017! I am changing my tracker today to reflect my new 40 pound goal.

I read this in a blog today, "Jenny Ruhl, whose website, bloodsugar101.com" saving it here so I can google it later.

I read this on the member feed: "Almost ALL scale movements are the result of fat burn that happened days, or even weeks ago!"

Committing to a daily exercise routine in the 30 Days of 30 Minutes Challenge a SP member wrote, "...there is no internal debate or choice about whether I will exercise today. I know I will exercise every day!"

"Today I will love myself enough to exercise." From SP article about mantras. 馃挅

I like this quote posted on the community feed this morning: "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." - Jim Ryan I am a big believer in changing habits and think it's the secret of a happy life.

"I like life, life likes me, I think life's a perpetual spree." Scrooge sings this in the movie musical Scrooge with Albert Finney based on Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol. 馃巹

"All the fat belongs to the Lord." Leviticus 3:16b Please, take it, Lord. 馃摽

St. Teresa of Avila left this prayer behind in her prayer book when she died in 1582: 馃檱
"Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you. All things are passing; God alone is unchanging. Patience obtains all things. God alone suffices."
That prayer helped me get through many difficult times in my life. With as much weight as I have to lose I have to remember "Patience obtains all things."

With patience I can lose slowly and safely and get my life back.

"There is hope for your future, says the Lord."
Jeremiah 31:17

A woman posted, this on the community feed: "Down to 191.8 pounds yeah baby yeah I'm on the hard boiled egg whites( no yolks) and skinless chicken breast steamed , grilled , or baked, cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, and Apple cider vinegar water, losing 2lbs a day and of course I walk for 90 minutes or more a day.. and I just broke up with my boyfriend of almost 9 years but I won't give up my new healthy eating." Losing 2 pounds a day is not healthy.


Member Since: 3/29/2009

Fitness Minutes: 31,949

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My Program:
1. Make healthier f貌od choices
a. eat more protein (low fat options)
b. eat more fruits and vegetables.
c. daily exercise (even if only a 10 min. walk.)
2. Exercise 30 min. at least 4x a week.
a. Walking Away the Pounds Video.
b. Walk with someone outdoors.
c. Try other forms of exercise.
d. Wii fitness and Sports
e. Ride my bike (as of Jan. 2017 this is my go-to exercise. I now have a bike at the lake where I have always ridden but also have one here, too.)
f. SparkPeople videos (I like Coach Nicole. Why did she leave SP?)
g. Hike weather permitting. Enjoy AZ
h. Get out more when I'm at the lake.
3. Keep track of fitness and food intake on Spark People.com

4. Turn off the TV.
a. when I eat
b. when it's not interesting anyway
c. read more books

5. Tidy up at least one area of the house each day so I can enjoy weekends more.

6. Log in and keep active on the SP website.
a. communicate with Spark Friends.



Personal Information:
I'm not letting my work consume me. A healthier me must be my true focus.

I have a masters' degree/reading specialist.
I do not have diabetes but joined the challenge because one of my best and long time friends has juvenile diabetes. I gave up processed sugar on March 14, 2016. I am proud of that decision. Due to my intense cravings for more and more and more and my inability to stop at one serving, I had to make the drastic decision to end processed sugar consumption. In my view processed sugar is a like a drug and poison.

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When is George RR Martin going to come out with his next book? Or Sue Grafton for that matter. Reading is my anchor. Riding my town/beach cruiser bicycle is also my passion.

Dottie's Weightloss Zone is a website that has nutrition of restaurants.




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  • v JOYCEHARRIS3
    I did 'take it outside'! I prefer fresh air exercise-- however there aren't spinning bikes outside, so I do take it inside 5 days a week THEN go outside.
    1 day ago
  • v DESERTDREAMERS
    Yes, I do get overtime, praise the lord! I used to be full-time @ 80 hours every 2 weeks. That consists of 6 12 hour shifts, plus 1 8 hour shift. Some years ago, I went to .9 - still full time for benefits, but only 72 hours/pay period. That means I should get 80 hours of pay with 4 hours overtime. Ah, well, so it goes.
    2 days ago
  • v CATNURSE1
    We actually have six squirrels, which look like three generations. The "original" pair have been here for at least two years (when we moved in). There is one little one (looks like a female so far) that likes to talk, especially when I walk outside with one of my cats.
    5 days ago
  • v MBLANKFORD
    Actually I got one heck of a deal. $30/month for any class I want to take and unlimited use if equipment. I'm so blessed!!
    6 days ago
  • v SPEDED2
    Thanks for the friend add and I have added you as well. I look forward to getting to know you as we make our journey to better health.
    6 days ago
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