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New Challenge Team starting soon!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

As many of my Friends known I have been in a challenge team "BLC" for a long time now. I think this is a wonderful challenge team! It is great for those that are losing weight but need that extra push for accountability and motivation. I got to goal weight with this team and I will not say anything bad about it at all!

Recently I have been contacted about joining another type of challenge team. After reading what is all about I have decided to give this challenge a try. I think that right now in my present circumstances I need a change. For a number of reasons that I won't go into right now.

It is a smaller team and it is private. Only taking 100 people total. There are only a few spots left. Here are the details....

Camp Wannabefit Challenge:
"We are a group of Sparkers that decided we want to move beyond weekly weigh ins and weekly challenges built by someone else. We know that pounds are not the only way to measure success. We need the flexibility of taking Tuesday off from exercise some weeks and don’t want to feel guilty about it. We know what works for us, what our time constraints are and what we enjoy doing.

We enjoy hanging out with an active team; we need the support and the fun. We are also just a bit competitive and appreciate the fact that having a team depending on us can push us to work just a little bit harder.

With those things in mind, we put together this team. Camp Wannabefit consists of several challenges in the form of camp activities. There are a variety of exercise activities for you to choose from that range from beginner to seasoned athlete in difficulty. You have several nutrition options as well. Then we threw in some of what we call Life Style activities so that you can work on everything from organizational skills, to getting that stack of books read, to doing some writing and self-reflection.

You will have the ability to build your own challenge each week or build your perfect week once and then just get it done. The activities are lead by folks with experience in their subjects. So, if, for instance you want to become a runner – we have a great camp counselor all lined up for you with a plan for meeting your running goals. Want to get your Ooommm on - we have yoga covered too. Cycling, Strength Training . . . yep, we have them.

Traveling this week? Cut back on your camp commitments . Need to get ready for an event? Hit it hard. Have a race this week - you won’t lose points for needing to load up on those carbs. In maintenance? Take a simple Healthy Habits challenge and then join the book club or work on some other life challenge.

Each activity has a point value – that’s where the challenge comes in. You will be part of a team that is counting on you to rack up those points each week. Bragging rights are a wonderful thing!!

Space is limited, but we are an ongoing challenge, so as folks move on to other things, we will fill their space with folks from our wait list.

The challenge will officially begin on Sunday, April 13th, but we will invite you to camp ahead of that date so that you can get settled in. Hope to see you there."

If you are interested PM me and I will get you in touch with the right people!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FIT-AT-50 4/30/2014 9:11PM

    Congratulation on reaching goal! Your new team sounds great. Enjoy the change. I look forward to seeing a future blog that shares how its working for you. Good luck!

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DDOORN 3/14/2014 12:52PM

    Sorta "teamed out" for now, but it sounds like your new team will be one filled with SPARK! :-)


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TWNOMWE 3/13/2014 1:59PM

    Sounds like a great team to join

could i get then info?

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TRUNKJUNK 3/12/2014 1:39PM

    Sounds interesting

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JOANN562 3/12/2014 12:56PM

emoticon it!

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SMART Goals - WEC#1 BLC 24

Thursday, January 16, 2014

My Smart Goals

My Goal:
My goal is to stay in Maintenance. Through out the challenge and for the rest of my life actually.

Specific and Measurable:
I will stay within 5lbs of my goal weight.

Attainable and Realistic:
I can do this by simply continuing to do what I am doing. Watching portion sizes, exercising and handling my emotions through meditation and/or journaling

this twelve week BLC24 challenge

My SMARTS Goal: why do you want it? Ask yourself the “5 Why’s”
1. For mental cooping skills
2. For better health (feel better)
3. To be a positive role model for my family
4. To be able to live a long life and see my children's children!
5. For Stress relief

Behavior goals: You can directly control this type of goal; it’s an action you can choose to do every day.
Behavior goal 1: I will watch portion sizes and keep in calorie ranges
Behavior goal 2: Never deprive myself of anything. 80/20 paleo diet works best for me.
Behavior goal 3: Do my very best in all BLC challenges. Do them all even if I don’t particularly like them.

Be accountable to at least 1 other person – who is your “accountabili-buddy(s)”? My BLC team and friend Christy


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DDOORN 1/23/2014 10:07AM

    What a maintenance ROCKSTAR Sparker you are!

Thank you for sharing your goals...I'll be revisiting as I near doing well with my "re-set"!


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2014 Goals - Not just SP related.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Goals for 2014

Emotional -
Marriage Goal - weekly meetings (work on and keep in mind all 6 forms of intimacy)
Bi-Weekly Family Game Night
Meditation - 5 minutes per day Reflect on the day
Journal or Blog my feelings vs. holding in or eat them

Intellectual /Career -
Read Non Fiction Books Minimum of 12 this year (1 per month)
Build Confetti Memories

Financial -
Finish Paying off CitiMortgage ($11K)
Save for Vacation (4K)
Start Emergency Fund (3 Months)

Spiritual -
Small Group Bible Studies and/or Sunday School 1x per week.
Daily Devotionals

Recreational -
Vacation for 2 weeks (August)
Read Minimum of 12 Fiction Books
Weekend Camping Trips

Physical -
Walk 260 Miles This year (not including Vacation)
Bike 600 Miles This Year
Find (something that I LIKE to do) and DO Strength Train minimum of 1x per week

House -
Bedroom move/remodel
RePaint Kids rooms
Upstair Bathroom
Create a Schedule for the kids to help with keeping the house clean (by end of January)

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DDOORN 1/15/2014 12:15PM

    Great goals! LOVE your weekly meetings's a wonderful way to kick up one's relationship several notches. I too have a morning meditative routine which I find very helpful.

Thx for stopping by my SparkPage...perhaps someday I'll see Bryce for REAL! I have traveled very little and west of the Mississippi is WAY undiscovered by me. Only one trip to Las Vegas a few years back (hated Vegas, LOVED Red Rocks!) and back in 09 to San Diego for the first SparkConvention and to visit my sister. My retirement plan is to scour out the west, hopefully on two wheels...especially up & down the coast! :-)


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ETTEZEUS 1/12/2014 7:08PM

    Way to go Liz!
I have my goals jotted down on a piece of paper but nothing formal yet.
I need to do that for the group study I'm in.

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DOCTATITO 1/11/2014 11:24AM

    Awesome goals, Liz. I might have to steal some... emoticon

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SEASONS_CHANGE_ 1/3/2014 9:30AM

    Wow, you really put some thought into this and it's all achievable. You know how to set goals. I particularly like game night and Build Confetti Memories.


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SPARKNMOM 1/3/2014 9:11AM

    GREAT goals!! I need to adopt of few of these myself!

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PKCTTS 1/2/2014 7:40PM

    You definitely spent some time with this - looks like a busy, productive year.

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LMB-ESQ 1/2/2014 7:09PM

    Very specific and well-directed! I am so jealous of you being able to pay off your mortgage.

Questions: What kind of non-fiction do you want to read? And where do you plan to go on vacation this year?

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FT4EVR 1/2/2014 6:20PM

    Great goals!! I can relate to many of them. Makes me think of the things I want to achieve this year. Happy New Year!
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Between BLC Round Weight Tracker

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Beginning Weight (End of BLC22) 118.0
9/04/13 - 116.4
9/11/13 - 115.4
9/18/13 - 115.6
9/25/13 - 116.2

Total loss of 1.8lbs

Total loss for BLC22 2.2
Total loss for BLC21 2.4
Total loss for BLC20 3.6

Maintenance Range is 113 - 118, after being under 118 for 4 weeks (not quite getting to my goal weight yet) I am now MoM (Master of Maintenance).

God help me! emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SPARKNMOM 9/30/2013 8:26AM

    Awesome! Proud of you! I'm not quite a master yet, but working on it!

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LMB-ESQ 9/25/2013 7:51PM

    MoM emoticon

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LJR4HEALTH 9/25/2013 7:45PM

    emoticon on MoM does feel good doesn't it?

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ANATASHIKI 9/25/2013 5:19PM

    I'm also trying to maintain for now cause I want to heal properly after the surgery. and I'm absolutely not allowed to I put my actual weight as goal weight and try to eat at my low range of calories. it's working for now , I even lost a little weight emoticon

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RUNNINGWILD 9/25/2013 11:45AM

    I'm not God, but I'm here for ya!

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August 2013 - Milage Report

Saturday, August 31, 2013

emoticon Bike Miles: 145.93
emoticon Walking Miles: 9.63

Total Miles for August 155.56

September Goal: 180.0

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HAZEL1022 10/6/2013 12:18AM

    Congratulations!!! That's incredible!!!

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ANATASHIKI 9/1/2013 4:41AM

    nice! emoticon

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ETTEZEUS 9/1/2013 1:03AM

    Thanks for giving Penny the idea to post mileage who in turn, gave me the idea to post mileage. emoticon

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NERDLETTE 8/31/2013 10:34PM

    Great job!!! emoticon

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SPARKNMOM 8/31/2013 10:08PM

    That's GREAT!!!

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FITWITHIN 8/31/2013 9:13PM

    Excellent work! emoticon

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