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Eat the Rainbow List

Friday, June 14, 2013

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List of food by colors

** RED **
Red Apples
Blood Oranges
Red Grapes
Pink/Red Grapefruit
Red Pears
Red Peppers
Red Onions
Red Potatoes

** GREEN **
Green Apples
Green Grapes
Green Peas
Broccoli Rabe
Brussels Sprouts
Chinese Cabbage
Green Beans
Green Cabbage
Chayote Squash
Leafy Greens
Green Onions
Green Peppers
Snow Peas
Sugar Snap Peas

** WHITE **

White Nectarines
White Peaches
Brown Pears
Jerusalem Artichokes
Potatoes (White Fleshed)
White Corn

** YELLOW **
Yellow Apples
Cape Gooseberries
Yellow Figs
Golden Kiwifruit
Yellow Pears
Yellow Watermelon
Yellow Beets
Butternut Squash
Yellow Peppers
Yellow Potatoes
Yellow Summer Squash
Sweet Corn
Sweet Potatoes
Yellow Tomatoes
Yellow Winter Squash

Black Currants
Dried Plums
Purple Figs
Purple Grapes
Black Olives
Purple Asparagus
Purple Cabbage
Purple Carrots
Purple Belgian Endive
Purple Peppers
Potatoes (purple fleshed)
Black Salsify

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)

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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INSPIRATIONAL3 7/15/2013 5:40PM

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CM_GARDNER78 6/14/2013 11:34PM

    So far so good! Day one down!! :-) I love rainbows, so this should be great! :-)

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GOLFGMA 6/14/2013 8:18AM

    Lov'um! Yum!!

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JANET552 6/14/2013 7:01AM

    I have eaten a rainbow every day for 168 days. When I first started trying, I struggled to get those colors. Now, I can't imagine why it was so hard. Love my freggies!

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GHOSTFLAMES 6/14/2013 5:12AM

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PAWSE (Day One)

Thursday, June 06, 2013


P - Plan/Prepare for the coming week! Take stock of your fridge, clear out junk that crept into your pantry, track/plan meals in advance and hit the grocery with a list! Take a look at the calendar to see what obstacles lie ahead, make adjustments and schedule exercise into your days! A prepared person who has planned ahead is far more successful!

Thursday - Run errands, grocery shop
Friday - Quiet day!
Saturday - Concert tonight
Sunday - Finish prep for band camp
Monday - Band Camp starts and since today is longest day I have to be there bring healthy food and snacks to eat.
Tuesday - Band Camp
Wednesday - Band Camp

A - Act with consistency and determination by making healthy food choices and tracking nutrition!

W - Write a blog reflecting on the past week...what hurdles did you encounter and how will you overcome them?
Today is emoticon so we are looking forward not back!

S - Set a goal, both non-scale and scale related, for the coming week!
This week is all about getting back on track. So I want to make sure I track all food and exercise.

E - Execute movement the Wild way! Turn up the tunes while uncluttering your space! Get extra burn by adding some squats and lunges to your yardwork! Take the stairs instead of the elevator or park at the back of the lot and trek through the parking lot! Whatever you're doing, where ever you are take the extra effort to just MOVE IT!
I took the dogs emoticon for a walk, we had to cut it short due to rain emoticon .
Note to self: turn the stereo on more! Got to Move It, Move It! emoticon

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CM_GARDNER78 6/9/2013 12:21AM

    LOVE dancing to the tunes during the day!! Great way to torch some extra calories and have fun too!! Great goals!!! :-)

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RISENABOVE 6/6/2013 9:30AM

    Nice goals! Love that you're looking forward! Those tunes will certainly help! Who can resist moving to Welcome to the Jungle, or Eye of the Tiger! Track that'll feel so much better seeing it in black and white!

Go get 'em! emoticon

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EOWYN2424 6/6/2013 3:07AM

    good plan!

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POPSY190 6/6/2013 2:35AM

    It all sounds good!

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Jungle ABC's of Me

Sunday, June 02, 2013

A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...
Does competition give you an extra push?


B is for BLC rounds...
Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)?

I Guess I'm a Goldie, this will be my 7th round.
I have been a Golden Phoenix, a Navy Ninja and a Mocha Hunter.

C is for CHILDREN...
you have?

I have three beautiful daughters ages 18, 16 & 14

D is for DOWNFALL...
what's you're biggest temptation/excuse?

My temptations are desserts (especially ice cream) and I have trouble with late night munching.

E is for EARLY Bird or Night Owl?

Definitely a Night Owl

you have?

I have three dogs, Prince,(9 year old Lab), Lacey,(1.5 year old Maltese) and Lexi, (7 month old Maltipoo).

G is for GROCERIES...
what do you fill your cart with?

Healthy protiens, fresh veggies and some occasional ice cream (my weakness)

H is for HOME...
where do you call home?

Home is in sunny South Florida

I is for INSPIRE...
who or what is your role model/inspiration?

I don't have a role model. My inspiration... my daughters

J is for JOB...
What do you do for a living?

I was an Air Traffic Controller for 20 years. Seven years ago my husband and I decided it would be nice if I could stay home with the girls. It's the best decision I have ever made.

K is for KEEP IT SIMPLE...
What's your healthy focus when short on time?

Make smart choices

L is for LOG...
Do you use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers?


M is for MARRIED, Single, Involved?


N is for NAME...
What's the meaning behind your sparkname?

It's the first four letters of my name and my birthday

O is for OUNCES...
How many ounces of water do you consume on a daily basis?

48 ounces

P is for PRODUCE...
How many fruits and veggies do you consume daily?

It varies day to day, between 2-10

Q is for QUOTE...
what's your favorite?

Enjoy the little things in life for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things.

R is for ROUTINE...
Average number of days and minutes you exercise weekly?

Usually five days for a total of 250 minutes. I have been on a hiatus since the end of BLS21 so it's time to get back into a routine.

S is for STATURE...
How tall are you?


T is for TIME...
What time zone are you in?


U is for UNWIND...
What is your favorite pass time or hobby?

I do a lot of volunteering. At home I spend time on the computer to relax.

V is for VACATION...
If you could travel anywhere, what destination would you choose?

In April I travelled to my first choice, Paris. Greece and Italy are next on my bucket list.

Do you follow a consistent ST program?


X is for "X" MARKS THE SPOT...
What do you want to see happen these 12 weeks, other than the scale move?

To get back into my size 12's comfortably.

Y is for YESTERDAY...
Do you dwell on poor choices or allow them to push you forward?

I don't look back, tomorrow is a new day.

Z is for ZERO...
Name one weight loss tool you couldn't live without?

I have two, my spark food tracker and my food scale.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RISENABOVE 6/4/2013 8:09PM

    I love that quote, it's so important to cherish the little flies by! Your DD's are near same age as mine...19 (nearly 20) and 16! Looks like you have a great foundation started with fitness and nutrtion! Looking forward to sharing more successes with you over these 12 weeks!

Let's get ready to ROAR!! emoticon emoticon

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JOANNALIZ2 6/3/2013 11:50PM

    Love your quote.

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NIGHTASBYDAY 6/3/2013 8:44PM

    hi nice page you have too, looking forward to getting to know you to on the team

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TXTECH94 6/3/2013 10:51AM

    I am looking forward to this challenge and getting to know you better.

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36ROCK 6/3/2013 10:05AM

    Welcome to Jungle! emoticon

Wow, 7 rounds of BLC. You're going to be a Tiger to be reckoned with! Looking forward to prowling the jungle with you. emoticon

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CM_GARDNER78 6/3/2013 12:39AM

    Hi fellow tiger!! :-) Volunteering is on my list of interests too - I even consider it a hobby! :-) Can't wait to start getting to know you during this challenge!

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BLOOIZEANGEL 6/2/2013 8:53PM

    Fantastic! Welcome to the jungle! Stick with us and you will be in those 12's in no time! I love your tiger background!

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MYJUNIEMOON 6/2/2013 6:52PM

    emoticon Fellow Tiger!

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MCELLO58 6/2/2013 6:49PM

    Welcome to the jungle. Sounds like you're a very seasoned BLCer. This is my second one. Looking forward to getting to know you.

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BLC 20: 12 Week Plan

Monday, September 17, 2012

This round of the BLC we are to create a plan for success:

Creative Writing 101: Blog your 12 week plan for success. Be specific. Don't limit yourself to minutes of fitness and calories consumed. Really think about it! How can you fit in the minutes that you need in your busy day? How will you be sure to have quality food options? How will you reward yourself along the way? Post your 12 week plan in a BLOG entry to receive 150 points. (complete any day, receive one time points)

Food: Plan, Plan, Plan

Do my best to stay within my calorie range
Make sure that there are healthy foods and snacks to choose from at home
Weigh and measure my food whenever possible
When going out, plan ahead, look up calories before hand
Eat breakfast
Drink at least 48oz of water a day
Track my food
Keep CICO's at a deficit
Go to bed earlier to stop late night munching

Fitness: Move It

Try to exercise in the morning, evenings get busy
Do a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio 5x a week
Do a minimum of 20 minutes of strength training 3x a week
Finish the 12 weeks of streaking
Try new/different types of fitness, DVDs, Wii, jump rope, hoop, etc.

Goal for this Round:

To lose between 5% - 10% of my starting weight


If I lose at least 5% I will by myself a spark shirt.

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DETERMINED_SOUL 9/20/2012 1:48PM


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ABB698 9/19/2012 11:35PM

    Can't wait to see you earn your new Spark shirt! emoticon

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SINGER73 9/18/2012 8:19AM

    Love your goals

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DWEBI09 9/18/2012 12:55AM

    emoticon emoticon GO NINJA!

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POPSY190 9/18/2012 12:51AM

    Sounds a doable plan. Good luck with the challenge.

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BLC 20 Before Pics

Monday, September 17, 2012

These are my before pics, taken at Walt Disney World, the first weekend of BLC20.

Just a quick note: I am not the one in costume!

This shows my better half:

I love that Donald Duck has bigger hips than I do:

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DWEBI09 9/23/2012 10:23PM

    Your gorgeous!

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NEPHRONI 9/23/2012 2:35PM

    I LOVE Goofy!

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POPSY190 9/18/2012 12:55AM

    Lovely photographs; you look as though you're having a great time!

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