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Spring Challenge - Assignment No 3

Friday, March 09, 2012

Why I want to lose weight! Well, it is so that I will:

- Feel healthy and strong

- Have more energy

- Feel more comfortable in my clothes

- Be able to fit into the clothes in my 'slim' part of the closet

- Feel more confident

- Be able to wear a swimsuit this summer with confidence

- Be able to walk and hike our Cornish hills and moors with ease

- Make my family proud of me

- And be able to say I DID IT and feel a sense of pride and achievement in myself

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GEORGIAK25 3/17/2012 7:09AM


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MUMSKI 3/13/2012 9:24AM

    I'm sure your family are already proud of you, but I know what you mean. Great list, putting it down in writing is such a good way to motivate yourself.


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SAISHA100CJ 3/12/2012 10:51AM

    emoticon list, Carole! emoticon emoticon

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BEC_55 3/11/2012 7:10PM

    That is one great list!
Becky emoticon

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JSTBKOZ 3/11/2012 9:15AM

    You got this one! Your on a good roll.

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EJOY-EVELYN 3/10/2012 11:24PM

    I love that the hills are alive . . . and your reasons are top notch!

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MTNGRL 3/10/2012 1:35PM

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THEADMIRAL 3/10/2012 12:59PM

    You go, girl! Those are great reasons! emoticon

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 3/10/2012 11:57AM

    These are great reasons! Good luck on the 5% challenge!

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VISUALLYRICS 3/10/2012 10:40AM

    Yay Firecracker!! emoticon emoticon

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KSMGLASS 3/10/2012 10:16AM

    emoticon emoticonreasons!!! emoticon
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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 3/9/2012 11:33PM

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OHANAMAMA 3/9/2012 10:02PM

    Wonderful reasons!! emoticon

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TUCKERKT 3/9/2012 8:06PM

    Yay, you can DO IT! Best of luck!!!

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Ready For the Spring 5% Challenge

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Am looking forward to the 17th March and becoming a Firecracker again. With this in view I am making the following preparations!

emoticonI have decided that my main form of exercise will be walking!

emoticonMy wallking shoes and clothes are ready to go!

emoticonMy diet will mean sensible choices and sensible portions!

emoticonI know how to connect with my team mates and will check in each day

emoticonThe Spring Challenge is on my Spark Page

This Spring we will make it! Good luck everyone!
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MUMSKI 3/13/2012 9:21AM

    Sounds like a good plan to me. emoticon


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KMICHA 3/9/2012 12:42PM

    woo hoo!!! I'm ready too . . . I'm a Daisy!!!

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MHUTTON 3/9/2012 11:05AM

    emoticon Good luck to you!! I'm sure you'll do great!! Can't wait til the 17th.

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THEADMIRAL 3/8/2012 7:06PM

    emoticon You go, Girl!

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DTSOBEL 3/8/2012 2:18PM

    Awesome planning. I agree, this spring, we will make it. Hope you enjoy being a firecracker.

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ABETTERSOUL 3/8/2012 10:18AM

    emoticon fellow Firecracker!!! emoticon

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VISUALLYRICS 3/8/2012 10:16AM

    emoticon Firecracker!!!!

Cheering for U! emoticon ...Laura

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MTNGRL 3/8/2012 9:55AM

    What a great check list..I better get my plan down in writing!
Go Firecrackers!!

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JENNNY135 3/8/2012 9:20AM

    Awesome will have to check out that challenge.

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Motivational March!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

I feel that spring is in the air, and spring is in my step! I must admit that I am pleased that February is now behind me and that I do feel more positive! I am feeling ready to meet the challenges that I am committed to, so that by the end of this month I will be well on the way to feeling comfortable in lighter clothes.

'I'll get by with a little help from my friends!' (The Beatles)
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SAISHA100CJ 3/2/2012 4:15PM

    You are going to have a great month of March! emoticon
Thanks for the Beatles song! emoticon emoticon

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MUMSKI 3/2/2012 12:03PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm with you on this!

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THEADMIRAL 3/1/2012 4:05PM

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GEORGIAK25 3/1/2012 3:39PM

    Keep springing along. emoticon

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MTNGRL 3/1/2012 2:55PM

    Who needs 26 trombones when we have you leading the parade!
Let's March into fitness together!

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VISUALLYRICS 3/1/2012 9:25AM

    You will more than get by, Carol, you will Bang into March with the Feisty Firecrackers! LOL!!! emoticon

I'm springing into March with ya! ~ Laura

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JSTBKOZ 3/1/2012 8:04AM

    Your leading the pack. On the right track!

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CAROLYN0107 3/1/2012 7:23AM

    Yep, no 5% challenge in February and I sure didn't get much exercise in. Now the Spring 5% challenge is almost here and I'm getting back into MOVING.

Go Firecrackers! emoticon

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Vacation Time

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I just want to say a big 'thank you' to all those who gave me such good advice yesterday on handling my upcoming vacation! I will only be away for 5 days but I know from past experience that you can incur a lot of 'diet damage' in that short time!

So, I will be a Firecracker again next weekend - in the meantime, everyone have a great week!

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MTNGRL 1/16/2012 7:36PM

    How did I missed this?? Hope you have loads of fun, HUGS!!

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MUMSKI 1/16/2012 10:35AM

    emoticon emoticon Have a great time.


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SUNNY332 1/15/2012 7:39PM

    Have a GREAT vacation and enjoy every minutes.

Hugs, Sunny emoticon (can I go, please?)

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JSTBKOZ 1/15/2012 6:57PM

    I hope you have a blast!

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CAROLYN0107 1/15/2012 5:13PM

    Have a terrific vacation!! emoticon

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VISUALLYRICS 1/15/2012 5:06PM

    emoticon Have a nice vacation!

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ROSENJ1965 1/15/2012 4:25PM

    Have a great vacation - don't stress, just relax and enjoy the time away, coming back recharged and refreshed!

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GONEWLIFE 1/15/2012 3:37PM

    Have a great vacation !

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Now for the Real Challenge!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Part of this week's challenge on Firecrackers is to blog each day. I am not a natural blogger but will do my best!

I have learned such a lot since joining the Firecracker team. I have learned discipline - I am not always successful but a tiny step forward is better than nothing! I have learned that team support and encouragement is essential - how lovely to see a Well Done goodie arrive on your page!

I won't be able to blog every day this week because I am going on a short vacation. I am so looking forward to it, but there is a little niggle going on in the back of my mind! I don't want to come back from a beach holiday looking like the whale that might have landed on the beach!

So....I need a strategy! I plan to do my best to select fresh healthy food - and not too much of it! If I snack I will try to choose fruit or yogurt. I am also going to try and actually swim as opposed to sitting by the pool or on the beach all the time!

Any other useful advice would be more than welcome!

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GEORGIAK25 1/19/2012 3:26PM

    You sound so positive that I believe you will stick to it 95% of the time. Why 5% not - well you are on holidays and you should have a small treat or two.

Hope you are having a wonderful time. You have earned it.

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MUMSKI 1/15/2012 8:52AM

    Having a plan before you head off is a great start and I know you will do well. Just keep in mind what you have said and you will be fine. Like the previous lady said I usually take a few of my trusty snacks with me when I go on vacation, fruit is great but sometimes you just might need something else.

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MARYDSAN 1/14/2012 10:16PM

    Have a great vacation!

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SAISHA100CJ 1/14/2012 6:14PM

    Have a wonderful vacation!! Oh, you will have a fabulous time! emoticon

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DOODERQUEEN 1/14/2012 4:12PM

    You have a plan.
You are wanting a change.
You have great support.

You will accomplish your dreams!


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VISUALLYRICS 1/14/2012 3:37PM

    Time to arm yourself with a Plan! ...and plan to enjoy that lovely vacation!!

Best wishes!! emoticon ~ Laura

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ZELLAZM 1/14/2012 2:55PM

    The only thing I would add is portion control. I know I don't always have the time or ability to track while I'm on vacation. So I eat the things I love but watch how much! Enjoy your trip - swim, walk, relax!

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CAROLYN0107 1/14/2012 2:10PM

    It's nice to see you blogging!!
I find that walking on the beach is so much more difficult than walking on solid ground so take a walk on the beach and I'm quite sure you'll burn away those calories!
Have a great vacation!!! emoticon

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MTNGRL 1/14/2012 1:54PM

    First I want to say WooHoo to Beach Vacations! I have not been to the beach since we moved here. Too Long!!
If it really is a beach try some sand walking, that will surely burn up extra calories as well as the swimming. Try walking backward too, that will have your legs singing, lol! So glad you have a plan for your snacks and eating. Just don't forget the water!
You are doing great with your exercise too for this challenge. So glad you joined Firecrackers. Group hug!!

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WALKINGBYFAITH2 1/14/2012 12:34PM

    Yay for vacations!!!! I usually take a few healthy snacks with me on my trips so that I know I will have something if there aren't any healthy options at my destination. And when I started SP I thought that points, goodies etc were silly, but now I realize that it can make the difference when I am struggling to make good choices on any given day! Have a great time, and catch some sun for me too!

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