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OMG It's been a long time since I blogged!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Thanks go to the 5% Challenge for getting me blogging again. It is our Living the Good Life challenge of the week.

I have done an awful lot of 5% Challenges in the past. Some have been more successful than others. I have been close to losing 5% of my body weight a few times. This challenge won't even be close. But that's not all bad news.

These challenges make me accountable to others. How the team does is dependent on everyone contributing. So more often than I make an effort to exercise just a little more than I might have. I tend to not eat that (insert bad food choice here) that keeps calling my name. I will adhere to the good life challenges to sleep or drink more water or eat my freggies and I'm better for it. Plus i get support from some pretty great team mates when I do the right thing and understanding and encouragement when I do the wrong thing. So, this time around I will not lose my 5% but I'm convinced that without the 5% Challenge I probably would have gained 5% of my body weight.

So, thanks everybody. I owe you. I haven't been the greatest team member this time around. Life has been kind of hectic and I've exercised too little and not been nearly involved enough in supporting everyone else. I hope to do better in the Summer 5% Challenge. I had better! School will be out and there will be no excuses for slacking.

Here's wishing you all a happy dance kind of weigh in day.
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SPARKLED146 5/31/2014 5:44PM

    We each do what we can. This challenge wasn't the best for me either. But, I agree with you about the accountability. Knowing my exercise minutes and the LTGL challenges were helping the team kept me going.

Good luck with the summer challenge! emoticon emoticon

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JDOWM62 5/31/2014 12:39PM

    You echoed my thoughts almost exactly, Laurie. I will be out for the summer challenge, but hope to come back in the fall and improve my performance for the team. Maybe I will even try being a leader to solidify my commitment even more.

Good luck and good journey in the summer!!

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JUJUMILLER 5/31/2014 9:19AM

    It's true that there is comfort in numbers.
Everyone working toward a common goal makes it that much easier.

Much luck to you this summer!

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SHERYLP461 5/31/2014 6:57AM

    Laurie,

Remember to start forward from each day, do not look at yesterday, it can not be changed. Live for today.

You have been a great team member. Thanks for being here and participating!

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EMMACORY 5/31/2014 12:43AM

    All we can do is to do our best and forget the rest. I relate to your comments about being more focused when the team is counting on you. emoticon

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Friday, March 13, 2013 - Update

Friday, March 08, 2013

It's 8:45 pm and I am still at school doing report cards. The good news is, even though I know there are boxes of potato chips, granolaa bars, pizza pops etc upstairs in the canteen, I have not broken down and eaten anything. I am going home now but first I'm stopping off to buy myself a well deserved salad. The hovering spectre of weigh in day is keeping me on track. The real test will be how I fare through a weekend of (these must be done by Monday 9am or my goose is cooked) report cards. There is potential here for stress induced snacking. I shall attempt to persever. (cross fingers here)

Have a great weekend everyone.

  
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BOOKWORM27S 3/31/2013 7:34AM

    Those weigh-in days really are great motivators to stay on track!

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OTTAWABOUND 3/15/2013 9:09AM

    Stress does make it tougher to avoid the temptations! Hope you are managing.

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COMPUCATHY 3/9/2013 11:17PM

    Wish I were there and could help you with those report cards! Take stress breaks that don't include snacking. You can do it! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 3/9/2013 4:13PM

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JUNEPA 3/9/2013 12:15PM

    Report cards are a drag, that looming deadline, the sheer mass of reports to be done. Always a very busy time for teachers.
btw, does it feel like Friday the 13th? therefore the blog title?
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YB0511 3/9/2013 6:32AM

    You can do it! emoticon

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ANATASHIKI 3/9/2013 5:05AM

    you'll manage somehow , try to mix something fun between the work and be sure to have something " edible" to snack on emoticon

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JUJUMILLER 3/8/2013 9:51PM

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Keep at it!

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Thursday, March 7, 2013 - Progress report

Thursday, March 07, 2013

So far so good today. I haven't eaten anything I shoudn't. I am stuck in my office doing report cards so that is a bigger deal than you may realize. I'm tired and leaving for home and dinner shortly. I plan to have a Healthy Choice frozen meal and go to bed before I'm tempted to eat anything else. I hope you all had a successful day and are headed for a satisfying weigh in day.

  
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JUNEPA 3/8/2013 5:35PM

    Are you doing a formal challenge?
I am doing a 30-day challenge anchored by MELTEAGUE for March 1-30.
We did first day weight and measurements, then take stats again in 15 and 30 days.
It is a nutrition, exercise and motivation challenge.
So, Day 8 for me. So far only one faux pas
I find it helps to eat some protein with freggie snacks, otherwise I get hungrier even if the freggies are bulky.
That's awesome your daughter is cooking you healthy dinners, and it is nice for her that you come by as her DH is away.

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SEABREEZE64 3/8/2013 7:18AM

    Good plan. Keep up the great work!

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ANATASHIKI 3/7/2013 11:24PM

    I ate some extra cereals but I have like 3 or 4000 extra calories burned so I should be fine

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ABETTERBETTY 3/7/2013 10:38PM

    Congrats on the plan for after work. Hopefully tomorrow better after a good night's rest.

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AMANDEES76 3/7/2013 9:34PM

    Great job staying on track today. I know that working on Report Cards is probably stressful but you are doing great and that is all that matters. I have had a better day as far as eating goes but still no exercise in yet so I need to get something done.

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JAYNEANN59 3/7/2013 8:50PM

    emoticon Good job with staying on track with your food choices! Now time for a little R&R!

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TEMPERANCE88 3/7/2013 8:31PM

    Keep up the great work!

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MFLYNN8 3/7/2013 8:17PM

    I had a dr. Pepper at lunch after carrying it in my lunch box every day this week! I added a new fitness counting song to our day and the kids love, love, love the change.

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LAINDIA2 3/7/2013 8:06PM

  hi am new but i just wanted to say ...you can do this there isnt nothing you can do unless you are not setting your heart into it i will keep you in my thoughts and support you on your journey emoticon

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - How'm I doin" so far?

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Well.... today I had a little bit of a slip. I had a good breakfast and lunch. My snacks were nutritious and low calorie. And then... I wound up doing extra supervision after school and I got hungry. So today I had some not so good snacks before dinner. I've had a good healthy dinner at my daughter's every day this week. (She's alone with baby while her hubs is working out of town for 2 weeks)Today we ordered sushi. Not too bad but it doesn't line up with the huge amounts of vegetables and fruits I'm supposed to be eating. Tomorrow is another day and I'd better be ready with more appropriate snacks if I want to be a Last Star Standing. It would really be a bummer if I got knocked out after the first weigh in!
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PRAIRIECROCUS 3/7/2013 5:03PM

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MA_DIDDLES 3/7/2013 8:25AM

    If it makes U feel better, here is another teammate that had a slip up last nite. I will be doing extra exercise, drinking lots of water, and trying to cut back on a few calories. i don't want to fall off that Last Star Shining List either.


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SEABREEZE64 3/7/2013 7:27AM

    Sounds like you have a good plan!
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CDCSMITH2013 3/7/2013 6:03AM

    I like your outlook. I've seen a few posts and blogs about keeping emergency snacks. I'm thinking about doing that myself. I can staash a ziplock bag of almonds (for example) and not worry too much about forgetting them. Carrying an appple around might be an issue. ;) I'm also thinking about keeping a can of low sodium V8 juice.

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ANATASHIKI 3/7/2013 2:52AM

    I'm keeping some calories just in case something shows up , well if it's a 300-400 calories something. I do some extra exercise the next days and cut the calories a little the next days if something like that happens.

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AMANDEES76 3/6/2013 11:41PM

    Just take it one choice at a time and always be prepared. I sometimes don't eat my apple until after I get off work just in case something comes up and I don't go straight home or start dinner later in the evening than usual.

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SISTERPRETTY 3/6/2013 11:28PM

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March 5, 2013 -What am I doing to encourage myself to stay on track?

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Well, I'm trying to maintain variety in the fruits and veggies. If it's interesting I am more likely to stick with it. When I eat raw I have hummus as dip. I LOVE hummus. So that helps. I'm feeling thinner and weighing a little less and that is always good motivation. If I stick with all the other things like drinking water and exercising regularly that really helps too. Sometimes you let down in one department and the whole thing starts to go downhill fast. I guess my mantra for this part of the challenge is "Stay the course". You can't win if you quit.

I could probably be more eloquent and come up with a few more ideas but I have to post this for the points. Have a good evening. (for the next 10 minutes anyway)

  
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PRAIRIECROCUS 3/6/2013 5:46PM

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FREES1 3/6/2013 1:48PM

    i love tribe 40 spice hummus - goes with most veggies.. and on fingers as well! :-)

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ANATASHIKI 3/6/2013 12:29PM

    you'll laugh , I have a very good soy sauce , it has hazelnuts flavor and I'm eating my carrots and celery with that emoticon

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AMYC0128 3/6/2013 10:25AM

    I love hummus as well. emoticon

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SEABREEZE64 3/6/2013 6:22AM

    Good job! Staying focused is such a key for me. If I lose focus - everything seems to fall apart.

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MA_DIDDLES 3/6/2013 6:18AM

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YB0511 3/6/2013 6:07AM

    A variety is great - eat a rainbow. You can do it!

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LWLAR7 3/6/2013 12:51AM

  Your doing really good

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