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BLC#20 - S.N.A.C.K. Weekend Challenge

Thursday, November 01, 2012

S - Strategize. emoticon
Make a meal and exercise plan for the upcoming week.
( One time points for 200 points. )

I really don't tend to meal plan that far ahead - at least not being specific about my food. I have a general idea of what I'll mix and match and each day I pre-track by the time . But ... I'll give it a go just for this weekend. (-AND- I did notice this doesn't get penalize us if we end up deviating off plan, so while I'll try not to, there is emergency situation wiggle room.)

I think it might make this blog too long too try to list it here, but I post my nutrition and fitness trackers publicly - so it can be seen there. Here's an attempt at a summary that I hope makes sense.

Most of the time if things get changed up, it would be varying the freggies, having one less snack or one more as needed, or adjustments in the exact grams measured. For example, I might update it to 57g of granola vs 55g or 60g, because it's a nuisance to pour it back. Some things I also make notes about - like eating the Salad Mix I put the full calories the nutritional info indicates, but only use about 1/2 or less of the dressing packet.


MEAL PLAN
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Breakfast
(default work breakfast) Juice in mug, Fiber Bar, and String Cheese
(default home breakfast) Granola and milk

Lunch
Cottage Cheese and Fruit
Omelet
Tuna melt (no bread)
Frozen Dinner

Dinner
Stew
Salad Mix
Ground Beef

Snacks
Soup (Tomato), Pudding, Various Freggies (Raisins, Pears, carrots, celery, etc)

Post Workout
Protein Smoothie

Supplements
Multivitamin and Fish Oil


FITNESS PLAN
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Friday and Monday are 60m on machine(s), 20m stretching, 24m brisk walk home
Saturday adds 24m walking to gym briskly
Sunday drops to 20m on machines, and includes 25m stretching, 90m ST work, 24m to gym, 24m from gym

  
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POETLKNG2LOSE 11/3/2012 9:13PM

    Good plan all around though i was not as detailed as you. I just upped some of my exercise and most of the time we don't deviate from the meal plan unless we run out of food ahead of time or forget to take something out. We usaully try to vary the food we eat so emoticon don't get bored. You are doing great!

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DIET_FRIEND 11/2/2012 12:44PM

    You sound like you are doing a lot of things right! Happy sparking!

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IMELECTRIC 11/2/2012 9:01AM

    It has worked for you so far!

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SHASTABEARZ 11/1/2012 11:41PM

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HEALTHYLADY12 11/1/2012 9:56PM

    Good Plan!

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JO88BAKO 11/1/2012 9:18PM

    Good plan Blue!

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SPARKFRAN514 11/1/2012 7:56PM

    you are like me have an idea what i will have for the week just don't have day I will eat it emoticon

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"This is gonna take FOREVER!"

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The first thing I think of with those words is trying to tell a young child that it is several months until their birthday or Christmas or what-have-you. Heck, with Christmas looming, some kids feel like that when it's only days away.

We adults shake our heads and chuckle, knowing the time will pass and the event be done and over with before they know it. Years can flit past with barely a blink of an eye, or so it seems when they're gone.

YET, how many times have we looked at the number on the scale and the idealized number we want it to be ... and felt like "this is gonna take FOREVER!" (Our inner child's voice?)

I remember my first time entering numbers on SparkPeople. It actually made me mad and sad that I wouldn't be able to reach the goal before my birthday in 2012. If I had started in June of 2011, when I first created a SparkPeople login but not when I started, even if I had very dedicatedly pushed for 2 pounds a week average, I'd have been looking at May 2012.

That could have been depressing. It could have looked like it would "NEVER" get done.

The truth, however, is that the only way it will "NEVER" get done is if I either 1) NEVER start or 2) STOP before I get there.

I hope to have at least another 50 years of life. With female maternal ancestors who mostly made it to 90 and some even just over 100, that's a very good possibility. Even if I only have another 30 years of life, though, that's pretty significant. What is 2 years to get in shape compared to all the years after that of BEING in shape? Is 2 years really "FOREVER"?

Let's say I only lost 1/4 pound a week or a pound a month. Sure, it would take me several years. BUT each one of those years, I'd be down another 12 pounds rather than still just as heavy. (Or worse, heavier.) Each one of those years I'd be a bit healthier, a bit stronger. Each one of those years, I'd be facing less complications from obesity. I might even have gained years of life.

It could take me 8 years to lose 96 pounds, but then I could live healthy and fit until my body decided my time had come.

-OR-

I could have decided that it would "take FOREVER!" and not bothered to start. Which would have left me the same weight and physical condition as before or worse ... and living poorly until some obesity complication made things worse.

I know which I've chosen. I can look forward 5 or 10 or 20 or 30 or even 50 years and actually imagine myself still fit and active, my body honed from reasonably healthy eating and regular physical activity. Sure, 50 years will have my body less fit and less capable of some activity, but not nearly so bad as if I'd spent them hauling an extra 100 pounds around and stuffing myself with lots of sugary treats and triple portions, while doing little more than walking.


Now, yes, the process of staying healthy and fit is something that will indeed "take FOREVER". Staying healthy and fit, though, is a "FOREVER" I'm happy to look forward to.

What does not really "take FOREVER" is reaching a healthy weight. Nor does reaching a functional fitness level "take FOREVER".

They take time. Sometimes years. Years we are going to live either way, whether we start or not. (Or not live, depending on some of the complications possible if we don't start. That would be a very sad way to have it truly and honestly "take FOREVER".)

  
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LIVELYGIRL2 11/5/2012 10:29PM

  Maybe it's the journey ad not giving up, how how long it takes to get there

And from what I've read from you, you have come a long way, and I expect to hear of more good things: emoticon .



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SHIROIHANA 11/2/2012 8:11PM

    Amen! Forget the "Are we there yet?" child and instead, like a child, have fun each and every day. We live everyday, don't spend it waiting on a number but instead, on small steps.

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HEALTHYHEIDI12 11/2/2012 4:48PM

    Wise words. I will need to read this again and again for encouragement. emoticon

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SPARKFRAN514 11/1/2012 8:22PM

    I tell my self that this is not a one day hike but a life time journey .
we have come so far like you said so it takes me a little longer to get their. we did not get over weight over night. you have the right attitude take it off and keep it and not see how fast I can get off. i still remember your blog about the car on the high way . and this one reminds of that one. thanks for a great blog and giving us something to consider on our own hike to the finish line. emoticon

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HOOKEMBABY422 11/1/2012 12:36PM

    Great attitude on weight loss! I needed this!

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SHERIO5 11/1/2012 9:30AM

    This blog should be required reading for every new SP member! emoticon

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YESCURLYCAN 11/1/2012 2:41AM

  Love this blog and your outlook!
I can definitely have a chilld like impatience when it comes to my weight loss but when I act like the adult I am, stop and think for a moment, it is then when I realize how far I have come. I am thankful for not taking the "I'll start Monday" approach a year and a half ago. Spark on! emoticon

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DEELB1 11/1/2012 12:53AM

  someone once told me that my altitude will be determined by my attitude, emoticon

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TMCLEOD4 10/31/2012 9:46PM

    I'm one of those that loses slowly and seems like forever. I know I'm going in the right direction and that keeps me going. Even with 30 pounds still to lose, I feel sooo much better, healthier, and stronger. It's all worth it!!

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ILOVEMALI 10/31/2012 8:52PM

  Let's be healthy forever!

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BERGIE8771 10/31/2012 7:41PM

    Yep it may seem like forever, but I like the thot each month or year or even week it will be a healthier one.

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DIET_FRIEND 10/31/2012 7:19PM

    That is a healthy outlook. I've been struggling with my plateau, but I have made progress (slow progress). If I only lose a pound a month, it will be better than I was before! I sure hope I can lose more like a 2 pounds a month at least! I keep telling myself that no matter how slowly the weight melts off, it definitely won't happen if I abandon my program. I will stay on this program! I will not give up! I will not fall back into unhealthy living. If not now, when?

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MABELL1WFTX 10/31/2012 6:01PM

    Great blog. I had a close friend tell me once that time goes on with or without me and I could make the best of that time as it goes on. This has stuck in my mind FOREVER. Great advice.

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TEMPENATIVE 10/31/2012 5:32PM

    nice blog, thanks for sharing-because right now I feel like it is going to take forever. or never, because I stop and have to start over again. emoticon

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CHICCHANTAL 10/31/2012 4:46PM

    If you do start something takes infinitely less time than if you never start.

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SUSHENO 10/31/2012 4:39PM

    emoticon attitude. Keep it up.

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HOLDINGMYOWN 10/31/2012 4:26PM

    GREAT Blog...
Have sent this to a couple of my Spark friends to read~
I hate my impatientchild within me!~LOL

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 10/31/2012 4:02PM

    Great blog.

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AHTRAP 10/31/2012 4:01PM

    Journey of a thousand miles, and all that jazz. What we're doing for ourselves isn't just for today, it's for that next (x) DECADES. Great perspective to have, and to keep in mind.

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FIT4MEIN2013 10/31/2012 3:53PM

  emoticon Great analysis!

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SAMI199 10/31/2012 3:45PM

    emoticon I love the way you think! I have to work on that most of the time due to my complete lack of patience-lol. Thanks.

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October Summary (a day early) and November plans

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I'm doing this a day early for a few reasons. One is that the goals for October won't change at this point whether I did them or not. Another is that I'll be participating in the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and want to clear my mind somewhat of distraction to focus on what I'll be writing. So here they are:

== October goals ==

1) New low of 170.5 at least once. emoticon
Nope. It's been leaping all around, but my current "new low" is 172 which I first hit on the 21st. I'm not doing anything crazy to try to see a 1.5 loss in a single day (today was also 172) but it's all good. November should see me stably below 170.

2) Reduce cardio on weight days to 20m. emoticon
It shouldn't be this hard to do LESS cardio. But I really didn't factor in things like LCW (Last Chance Workout) or Weekend Challenges in the BLC#20 (Biggest Loser Challenge). I ~HAVE~ improved it in one manner - which is getting less cardio machine time while at the gym and swapping that for more brisk walking (4mph+) earlier in the day and heading home.

3) Two meals in skillet and/or slow cooker. emoticon
DONE I've made Chicken Provencal & Beefed-up Vegetarian Chili ( =P ) & Beef Stew

4) Oktoberfest 5k - new PR? emoticon
DONE in 41:32! Very happy with that.

5) Mission statement started emoticon
Perhaps not as far along as I might have hoped, but I have been sporadically building my rough draft. I did decide what the two key overriding purposes I want my life to have are and I'm just figuring out how other things fit into those.


SUMMARY: Not bad at all. The weight is a minor concern, but not for the number so much as my own awareness of the reasons behind the number. One issue that I need to address is that I never take a real rest day - I just work out less strenuously. That needs to change, but it might not until after the BLC is done. Another issue is that I've been slacking on my tracking on days when there isn't a BLC challenge to push - allowing myself a more generous handful of almonds rather than counting out 24, for example. I've handled that in the last week, but it does show in my numbers.


I also have one == by Winter == goal that I'm definitely doing something with -- social activity. I've already attended the NaNoWriMo meet & greet and have plans to make it to the "first minute" write-in. If I can schedule them in reasonably, I'll be trying to make it to others. Sure, it's not the MOST social thing since the main goal is writing, but it is getting out with other people as an intentional thing (vs being around a lot of people at the gym, but being solo).


And now, looking forward to:

== November goals ==
1) Stably below 170 pounds.
2) First 10k - Turkey Trot - aiming for 1:40:00 or better
3) NaNoWriMo - 50,000 words in 30 days (1667 per day average)
4) Two more slow cooker meals (different chili + different chicken?)
5) Get over to storage and do some reorganizing

I'm hoping to not get too distracted or unbalanced with all the writing. My blogs might get a tiny bit less verbose (yeah ... right! emoticon ) and I might ease up on my SparkPoints acquisition (I don't NEED 100+ every day). But I don't want to let any good habits drop and I want to stay active with my teams and emoticons.

Here's to making November a month of many blessings to be thankful for.

  
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SHIROIHANA 11/2/2012 8:13PM

    You can do this, Blue!
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SPARKFRAN514 11/1/2012 8:25PM

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here is to a great Nov and emoticon on your Oct goals emoticon

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TANYA602 11/1/2012 9:11AM

    Have a great time with NaNoWriMo! Keeping balance in life is so important, and you're right in trying to find a rest day during the week, as well. With the BLC I actually can't figure out when to take that day - it seems like everyday has some kind of fitness challenge to it. I guess we can't do it all!
It seems like you had a terrific month with your goals, and November sounds very doable! Squeeze in some dancing, and you'll be set! Take those boots out for a good time
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MICNJ43 10/31/2012 11:58AM

  Good to establish goals at the start of the month. I will give it a try for Nov too. Thank you

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LIZZYP609 10/31/2012 9:29AM

    I always enjoy reading your blogs! Even if they are a little less "verbose"! Giggle!

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RUNNERRACHEL 10/31/2012 4:50AM

    Great goals.

You have been successful and will continue to be when you do what you know works for you.

Have a great month if writing! That sounds emoticon

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YESCURLYCAN 10/31/2012 3:49AM

  emoticon on meeting your goals for October and emoticon on planning for November. The nice thing about the crockpot is that there are so many things you can do with it. I was just looking at a crockpot cookbook while waiting in the checkout line; made me wish I had one. Wishing you the best in November emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 10/30/2012 8:28PM

    WTG on your new PR! emoticon

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ALWAYSOWNIT 10/30/2012 8:04PM

    I am so excited you are participating in NaNoWriMo ..you got it!!

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CIPHER1971 10/30/2012 4:01PM

    Have an awesome NaNoWriMo

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DIET_FRIEND 10/30/2012 3:04PM

    You seem to live a neat life. I really enjoy hearing about what you are up to here!

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SHERIO5 10/30/2012 2:52PM

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KOKITTY 10/30/2012 2:09PM

    Great job with October! I love your crock pot goals, that's something I want to try too! I've never used a crock pot, but my rommate has one.
I bet NaNoWriMo will be a wonderful experience, so good luck!

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RUNNINGWILD 10/30/2012 1:29PM

    Less verbose? you? I've only know you 6 1/2 weeks and that makes me giggle....
All the rest of the goals look solid, though.


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ILOVEMALI 10/30/2012 1:02PM

  Well done, Friend! You inspire me to make November count. This morning, I had a thought that I could "do it" by the end of the year, so I'll get down and DO IT!

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Some thoughts on guilt

Sunday, October 28, 2012

A while back I had been searching up some information on guilt. What exactly was it? Was there any positive benefit to it. I'm pretty sure it was someone's blog or status or comment that sent me off down that particular rabbit's hole. Guilt, after all, is often behind decisions that don't put us first. If we feel guilt, we must be less deserving of good things.

The key thing I remember finding in that search was a comment that guilt is what happens when we don't listen to our conscience before taking an action. We ~KNEW~ something was not right and did it anyway, so now we feel guilty.

I don't know if I fully agreed with that, and mentally set it aside to chew on.

What is guilt?
Why does such an emotion exist?

I remember the idea that every living thing on this planet has a purpose, even if we humans don't know what it is. Even if we hate them (mosquitos), they have their place in the broad ecosystem.

If I apply that concept to emotions, every emotion has a purpose - an appropriate time to feel it and a reasonable way to express it.

Guilt ... one problem with guilt is how it tends to be expressed.

How dare we not put our child's needs before our own? We are GUILTY of being selfish. Everyone thinks so! What horrible parents we are. There's nothing we can do to make up for our failings completely. We are GUILTY and must give up, give in, subsume ourselves in an attempt to atone for our wrongness.

Guilt gets turned into a motivator for self-denial, self-flaggelation, self-destruction. Guilt means we are undeserving. We are unworthy. We are less.

I'm not saying guilt was all bad. After all, one of the common traits of a sociopath is not having any sense of right or wrong. A sociopath cannot / will not / does not feel guilt - because they are not responsible for anything. A responsible person feels guilt for what they have done that they knew would be harmful in some way.

Guilt is a valid inner message that an action we've made had some negative consequences. It is a reminder of our responsibility and a motivation to try to make things better.

MAKE THINGS BETTER!

Not tear ourselves down, but build ourselves up.

If I feel guilty of lying to my boss, then I need to resolve the situation that led to me lying as though it were the better choice.

If I feel guilty of not spending enough time with my DS and DDa, I need to examine my priorities and stop wasting minutes here and there (like the hours of playing games).

What I SHOULDN'T do is wallow in the guilt. Guilt alone is too passive. It can accomplish nothing without action. Guilt should be driving that action.

(I also REFUSE to accept external guilt. I shouldn't feel guilty because someone else told me to directly or indirectly. I shouldn't feel guilty because society decided what I've done or am doing is wrong. Guilt is my PERSONAL measure of whether I made the right choices or could have done - and thus can do - better.)

Because ultimately the truth is

YOU DESERVE THE BEST
YOU ARE WORTHY

Guilt does not take that away. Guilt means you need to act in a better way because you are better than that.

  
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SHIROIHANA 11/2/2012 8:07PM

    Like JICKEE, I also was raised Catholic and know all too well about guilt. I grew up thinking that no matter what I do, I am going to hell. (I caught myself with evil thoughts and oh no, off to hell. I used to put myself down a lot.) Then I stopped going to church and met my boyfriend, who is Protestant. He helped me get rid of this burden, helped rewire my ways of thinking, and now I am very happy and grateful to have someone like him show me that I am worthy, that I shouldn't live life with guilt but instead with joy. Without bad choices, we would learn nothing. We should welcome mistakes and learn from them. These mistakes make us stronger.

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SPARKFRAN514 11/1/2012 8:31PM

    I not sure that guilt motivates me . Maybe it dose and i don't know it. when i feel guilty I find my self eating mindlessly most of the time then i have to work all the harder to get back on track and feel guilty about that so for me its like a dog chasing its tail. but its a great blog and gave me a lot to think about and see if i can do better .

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CATHLEENT3 10/30/2012 6:00AM

    I. Am pretty sure guilt has alot to do with my weight gain, thanks for pointing that out, so I can think about that, and how to change!

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DIET_FRIEND 10/29/2012 12:39AM

    Cool to focus on a feeling like guilt. TY for sharing.

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ILOVEMALI 10/28/2012 11:03PM

  I have a friend who lives without guilt and regret. She is happy.

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DWEBI09 10/28/2012 9:44PM

    I feel guilt not because I have to act in a better way, it's becuase I made a decision that that may make others upset or feel not so important. If I have 5 emails of employees needing assistance, I must choose which ones are on top of my list, even if all 5 may seem most important.It's the same way with family, friends and teams. I'm learning just to do my best and get over it.

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PKCTTS 10/28/2012 9:17PM

    First, thank you for taking the time to give us something to read and post to - you're right pretty slim pickin's out there. LOL

Feelings of guilt are great behaviour modifiers - but you're right it's a silly emotion to carry around past the point of it's usefulness.

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DEELB1 10/28/2012 9:11PM

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PAULALALALA 10/28/2012 6:48PM

    "What I SHOULDN'T do is wallow in the guilt. Guilt alone is too passive. It can accomplish nothing without action. Guilt should be driving that action. "

YES!

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JICKEE 10/28/2012 6:00PM

    Hey Blue, I hope this is not the first chapter of you NaNoWriMo endeavours.

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JICKEE 10/28/2012 5:55PM

    Being raised Irish Catholic, I just always presumed that guilt was what your mother used to make sure you did the right thing.

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NERDLETTE 10/28/2012 5:27PM

    Wow, deep, deep thoughts today. Great blog - thank you for sharing your thoughts! I heartily agree!

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_JODI404 10/28/2012 4:54PM

    great insights! I so enjoy your blogs!!

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SHASTABEARZ 10/28/2012 4:40PM

    Great blog, Blue! I agree, guilt in a way is positive, but shouldn't be wallowed in, because then it's an excuse. I mean, if I were to have an affair, I would feel so guilty I'd never be able to look my husband in the eyes again. But, if I allow guilt to "eat me up" because I didn't breastfeed my child for one year, then it can become an excuse for not feeding him nutritious food in the sense that I could say, "Well, I didn't breastfeed for an entire year, so what's a fast food hamburger going to hurt him?" When we wallow in guilt, as you said, it isn't productive. So, I suppose there's good and bad to guilt. Something to ponder.

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DETERMINED_SOUL 10/28/2012 4:22PM

    emoticon blog! You put this into very elegant wording. It is so true, guilt is to help us better ourselves, but has been taken to the negative extreme all too often.

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GRACIEC 10/28/2012 4:19PM

    Well said! emoticon

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3G1RLS4ME 10/28/2012 3:53PM

    thoughts to think about thanks

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SAMI199 10/28/2012 3:49PM

    emoticon You've explained guilt in a way that makes sense to me.

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JESSERS22 10/28/2012 3:49PM

    Awsome blog!!! I needed this. :)

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RUNNINGWILD 10/28/2012 3:42PM

    I think I may have to share this with my sons. They're of the age where it's getting more difficult when they're hiding something or stretching the truth. One of them, I'm beginning to think, is really good at doing both.
"Guilt means you need to act in a better way because you are better than that. "
Thanks for sharing.

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SHERIO5 10/28/2012 3:36PM

    Good stuff here!

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BLC#20 - Rainbow of Freggies List for reference

Friday, October 26, 2012

I'm not calling this definitive or anything, but I needed a list and this Sparker had one posted over a year ago: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4194385
. Copying it here with my edits. (( If you think there's something missing or something that shouldn't be in a grouping, let me know. I haven't actually read fully through the list at this point - I just needed an entry point to get this done. ))

== To answer one question in the comments: Yes, the point system is related to the BLC#20 (or Biggest Loser Challenge round 20) that I'm participating in - and specific to a weekend challenge we're doing. ==

** RED ** 20 points **
Red Apples
Blood Oranges
Cherries
Cranberries
Red Grapes
Pink/Red Grapefruit
Red Pears
Pomegranates
Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon
Beets
Red Peppers
Radishes
Radicchio
Red Onions
Red Potatoes
Rhubarb
Tomatoes

** GREEN ** 40 points **
Avocados
Green Apples
Green Grapes
Honeydew
Kiwifruit
Limes
Green Peas
Artichokes
Arugula
Asparagus
Broccoflower
Broccoli
Broccoli Rabe
Brussels Sprouts
Chinese Cabbage
Green Beans
Green Cabbage
Celery
Chayote Squash
Cucumbers
Endive
Leafy Greens
Leeks
Lettuce
Green Onions
Okra
Peas
Green Peppers
Snow Peas
Spinach
Sugar Snap Peas
Watercress
Zucchini

** WHITE ** 60 points **
Bananas
Dates
White Nectarines
White Peaches
Brown Pears
Cauliflower
Garlic
Ginger
Jerusalem Artichokes
Jicama
Kohlrabi
Mushrooms
Onions
Parsnips
Potatoes (White Fleshed)
Shallots
Turnips
White Corn

** YELLOW ** 80 points **
Yellow Apples
Apricots
Cape Gooseberries
Cantaloupe
Yellow Figs
Grapefruit
Golden Kiwifruit
Lemons
Mangoes
Nectarines
Oranges
Papayas
Peaches
Yellow Pears
Persimmons
Pineapples
Tangerines
Yellow Watermelon
Yellow Beets
Butternut Squash
Carrots
Yellow Peppers
Yellow Potatoes
Pumpkin
Rutabagas
Yellow Summer Squash
Sweet Corn
Sweet Potatoes
Yellow Tomatoes
Yellow Winter Squash

** BLUE/PURPLE ** 100 points **
Blackberries
Blueberries
Black Currants
Dried Plums
Elderberries
Purple Figs
Purple Grapes
Plums
Raisins
Black Olives
Purple Asparagus
Purple Cabbage
Purple Carrots
Eggplant
Purple Belgian Endive
Purple Peppers
Potatoes (purple fleshed)
Black Salsify


SERVING SIZES:
1 medium piece of fruit
1/2 cup fruit (raw, canned, or frozen)
1/2 cup cooked vegetables (includes canned or frozen)
1 cup raw vegetables
1/4 cup dried fruit
4-6 oz. of 100% juice (serving size depends on the type of juice)

**NOTE
V-8 juices (both veggie and fruit) have a combination of freggies that create 1 serving, but not a full serving of each fruit/veggie ingredient listed! A 4-6oz serving would be considered one serving - but of only one color (maybe red as the dominant color ^_~).

  
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AEHEGE 10/28/2012 9:05PM

    Tnanks for the list plus the serving sizes. Very handy!

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 10/27/2012 11:03PM

    emoticon Thank you.

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CARIOLA 10/27/2012 9:17PM

    That was really helpful! I was wondering why they didn't have orange on the challenge sheet.

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EXRAYCHIC 10/27/2012 7:52PM

    Thanks for posting this, definitely helps!!

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RICKISMOM1 10/27/2012 12:24PM

    Thank you!

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HOLLY404040 10/27/2012 12:22PM

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DIET_FRIEND 10/27/2012 10:11AM

    So....the object is to get a high score? Or a low score? Or what minimum score? I need to eat more fruits and veggies.

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LYNNRODRIGUEZ 10/27/2012 3:07AM

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DEELB1 10/27/2012 3:00AM

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SPARKFRAN514 10/26/2012 8:40PM

    emoticon what a big list we have to pick from found several veggies and fruits have never heard of and tried thanks for sharing this list


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SMERTZ 10/26/2012 7:18PM

    thanks..it helps with those tricky freggie

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CAPTHAMMER 10/26/2012 7:03PM

    Thanks so much for posting.
Other than the most obvious choices I was drawing a blank. This really helps.
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BLESSEDLOSER 10/26/2012 7:00PM

    This is helpful! Sometimes it's hard to remember which color a specific freggie is classified under. Makes me want to try something different!

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ANGGEL40 10/26/2012 6:56PM

    Thank you for sharing!

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SUNNY332 10/26/2012 5:12PM

    What an awesome list. Thanks so much for posting it and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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THEMIS27 10/26/2012 4:25PM

    Thanks for posting this!

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LILYGAL 10/26/2012 4:13PM

    Thanks for posting this. I'm going to print it off and head to grocery store!!!

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TRUNKJUNK 10/26/2012 3:47PM

    I love the list ff the Freggies. It's very helpful. Just one question why did you assign a point system is that for some challenge your team is doing?

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MAGGIEVAN 10/26/2012 3:21PM

    Thank you for the handy reference. I am just hopping in from the Spy den to wish you a spectacular performance in the weekend challenge.

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PRIZM96 10/26/2012 3:05PM

    Thanks so much! I too was getting ready to google "What color is a banana?" LOL Anyone seeing my history would think I had lost it! :-)

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CANES4EVER63 10/26/2012 2:50PM

    Thanks! This will be really useful!!

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MNJONES2 10/26/2012 2:23PM

    You are becoming so knowledgeable about exercise and nutrition!! Sparkpeople should be offering you a job!!

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LIVEDAILY 10/26/2012 2:08PM

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This is a great list!! Thanks so much for posting it again for us!!
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HAMMLIN 10/26/2012 2:05PM

    Thanks Blue, for posting this!!!

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POETLKNG2LOSE 10/26/2012 1:43PM

    Thanks for posting this we thought bananas would be in the yellow category. Got yellow covered with our pumpkin chili. Going to try to fill the whole sheet.

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VISUALLYRICS 10/26/2012 1:31PM

    Nice list...and helpful to! emoticon

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RUNNINGWILD 10/26/2012 1:13PM

    Thanks for finding and posting this! I've been trying to figure out if a banana is white, or yellow, all morning. Hooray, it's worth 60 points!!

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ILOVEMALI 10/26/2012 1:09PM

  my life is complicated enough!!! LOL!!!

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