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Day 4

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

4) How are you doing day by day?

Iím improving. That is why I love this challenge. It motivates me to do what I know I should be doing. My exercise minutes have increased. This week I am staying within my calorie range. Sat. & Sun. I went slightly over. I am weighing and measuring almost everything.
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BLOOMINGLENA 3/7/2013 3:49AM

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SEWINGMAMACDS 3/6/2013 11:43AM

    I love challenges too -- so motivating! Keep on keeping on! emoticon

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JOYINKY 3/6/2013 9:54AM

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MISSLORI5 3/6/2013 12:52AM

    Good job! Weighing and measuring helps a person be more aware and in control of what is going in their bodies and you will find your confidence in your food choices growing by leaps and bounds! I love my food scale and my measuring cups! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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TEQPEACH 3/5/2013 11:45PM

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KATYDID412 3/5/2013 10:30PM

    Good for you! I think it takes a lot of discipline to weigh and major everything, so I'm super impressed that you're keeping up with it. Great work!

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 3/5/2013 10:11PM

    emoticon You should be proud of yourself! Keep it up Daisy!

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MAMAOWLS 3/5/2013 9:17PM

    Sounds like you are doing well with the challenge. Things are still a little too unsettled around here for me to start anything new. I'm still training the new person at work and trying to catch up on everything I got behind in. My husband is retiring at the end of the month and we're not sure what each day will bring. I don't think there will be too much that changes but we won't know until we get there. Both my grandsons have birthday in the next month and I've got to make them new western shirts. I know these are all excuses and if I really wanted to do the challenge I would just do it. I guess I'm just not ready for something new to do right now.

I wish you luck with yours. Keep up the good work.

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LITTLEBJANET 3/5/2013 8:57PM

    That's great work! Go DAISIES!

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CERIUSLY 3/5/2013 8:54PM

    Staying within range is no small thing! Congratulations on doing that consistently even one day a week. You increased exercise to make up for the little bit you went over. It's all good.

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KAYTIE22 3/5/2013 8:53PM

    Motivation is really important. It sounds like your plan is really working and you are accomplishing a lot during this challenge. Continued success!

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Days 2 and 3

Monday, March 04, 2013

2) How will you do that?
Be very careful with my snacks, also weighing and measuring. Using a Spark friend to keep me accountable with my tracking.

3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?
What encourages me the most is my responsibility in helping the team and knowing that I am getting healthier.

  
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BLOOMINGLENA 3/7/2013 3:48AM

    Stay committed to your plan, Yvonne! emoticon

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LYNNIERN 3/4/2013 11:10PM

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DNRAE1 3/4/2013 10:30PM

    Those are the keys to success! Tracking keeps us aware of what we're eating and how we're doing! Accountability is a great motivator!

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ANNIE1114 3/4/2013 10:20PM

  Sounds like you have a good plan. emoticon

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LITTLEBJANET 3/4/2013 9:40PM

    I think that team accountability works well for me too. You can do it!
Janet
Go Daisies!!

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KMICHA 3/4/2013 9:28PM

    emoticon Weighing, measuring and tracking are excellent ways to keep on track!

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JOYINKY 3/4/2013 8:38PM

    emoticon For me, tracking my fitness minutes has become every bit as important as tracking my food. It's about balance!

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DOINITRIGHT2012 3/4/2013 6:38PM

    How did you do with your tracking today? How do you feel when you stick to your plan? How do you feel when you don't.

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QTEALADY20031 3/4/2013 6:21PM

    Good for you.....you can do it.....we all need the accountability. Have a great and successful Tuesday! emoticon emoticon June

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MARCH

Sunday, March 03, 2013

I received this from a friend and would like to share it with you. Good advice.

emoticonM = Maintain focus on each goal with commitment and follow-through!
emoticonA = Always strive for a combined mind, body and soul balance!
emoticonR = Relax and have fun! Enjoy your journey of being a healthier you!
emoticonC = Challenge yourself to become better from the day before!
emoticonH = Have a HAPPY and HEALTHY month!

It is from CORKYTHEMOM1

  
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BLOOMINGLENA 3/7/2013 3:44AM

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MARGARITTM 3/4/2013 2:45PM

    Nice!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 3/4/2013 12:57PM

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YELLOW09RED 3/4/2013 10:26AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Have a HAPPY and HEALTHY month!
CORKYTHEMOM1 is a wonderful healthy friend to share.
Have a great month,
Debbie

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JOYINKY 3/4/2013 9:19AM

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CARANN56 3/4/2013 8:10AM

    I love this - Thanks for sharing!

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CAROLLEE57 3/4/2013 8:06AM

    Focus is what it is all about for me and trying to make it happen emoticon

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MA_DIDDLES 3/4/2013 7:37AM

    We must have the same friend. emoticon


A good one to share.

Comment edited on: 3/4/2013 7:38:10 AM

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TIMOTHYNOHE 3/3/2013 11:18PM

    Very cute.

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Recap of last week

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Finished the first week on the 5% Challenge. I increased my exercise time and am starting to get my eating back under control. That is a big thing for me. I lost just under one pound. I need to loose one pound a week to meet my goal.

I would like to make a habit of eating within my calorie allowance 6 days a week with only going slightly over the other day. I only went over 2 days this past week but the rest of the days were in the middle to top end of my calorie allowance. I canít increase my exercise time. By last night I was exhausted, so I need to be more careful with what I eat this week.

  
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SEWINGMAMACDS 3/4/2013 12:56PM

    So true -- getting eating under control. That is my big weakness too. We can do it!

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CAROLLEE57 3/4/2013 8:02AM

    Your week sounds like my week, I have just started going to the gym and I too hVE LOST UNDER A POUND. My two biggest challenges are eating within my calorie allowance and exercising emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 3/2/2013 10:51PM

    Good for you! I agree, getting eating under control is key!

My grandson is 8 ... Very cool to see him choosing the Bible over the many storybooks in my guest room. This is a Cikdren's Bible, but he had started at the beginning and was reading right through! I should do the same!

Have a great week! Susie

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LYNNIERN 3/2/2013 8:49PM

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YELLOW09RED 3/2/2013 7:15PM

    emoticon emoticon Yvonne,
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Debbie

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JOYINKY 3/2/2013 3:36PM

    emoticon you're off to a great start. Sounds like a good plan to me. Congratulations on the loss.

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TUTUNAN 3/2/2013 2:45PM

    Congrats on your"almost a pound" loss. Good going. I have discovered that I have to be thankful for every little bit I do.

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DR1939 3/2/2013 1:50PM

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FIT4MEIN2013 3/2/2013 11:40AM

    Great plan!

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TURTLETALK 3/2/2013 11:18AM

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Goals for 5% Winter Challenge

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I need to get more active. Winters are hard for me. I have SAD and it causes me to not want to do anything. To change that I want to get to the gym 3 days a week and keep my steps above 5,000.

Cooking more from scratch and eating wholesome foods. Increasing my fruits and vegetables. I just discovered pomegranates. WOW are they good on lettuce salads with slivered almonds and sunflower seeds and also on fruit salads. Iím hooked. A friend told me all you have to do is remove the seeds and put them in the freezer to have year round. Iím stocking up!!!

Talking about food, I need to start tracking everything that I put in my mouth EVERY day!!! I havenít missed many days but those days were whoppers L. With SAD there are days when I donít care if I eat everything in sight and the scales are showing it Ė about 4 lbs in January. I know excuses, excuses and 4 lbs isnít much but it is so much easier to put it on than take it off. No more excuses, just get back on track and do what I know I should be doing.

1.Track my food and have 1200 to 1500 calories every day.
2. Use my fitbit and get at least 4,000 steps per day.
3. Do at least 10 minutes cardio 6x a week.
4. Stretch at least 5 days per week.
5. Strength training 32 days per week. Oops that is only 2 days lol.
6. Weigh in and post my weight once per month.
7. Check in several times a week to help stay motivated and to motivate my team members.
8. Read and comment on blogs frequently.
9. Love myself even when I mess up!

  
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CAROLLEE57 3/1/2013 1:46PM

    I love your goals, I live alone and suffer from sad as well. Some times after work all I want to do is go home and stare at the TV emoticon

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DURANGOREDDOG 2/12/2013 4:53PM

    Great goals. I'm on the Shooting Stars team so we will have some friendly competition. I'm trying to lose another pound before our start date which I just saw to be Feb 23rd. BTW we post our weight once a week not once a month. I'm sure you know that as you were in the last challenge, too. Good luck. emoticon

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MAMAOWLS 2/7/2013 2:45PM

    I know the feeling. This is my busiest time at work along with the colder weather and shorter days really give me fits. I have a really hard time keeping up with the exercises and I'm so mentally exhausted, and tired of being on the computer when I get home the last thing I want to do is get on the computer and log all of my food and exercise. I have been doing pretty good but I know I could do better.

Things are slowing down at work a little and the weather has been good enough to take a walk during lunch so that is helping immensely.

I wish you luck at maintaining your goals.

Have a great day

Patty

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TPETRIE 2/6/2013 5:50PM

  Sounds like a great plan. You will achieve this with the attitude that you have. Good luck.

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TURTLETALK 2/5/2013 7:42PM

    Sounds like a solid plan. In fact it is very similar to mine! emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 2/5/2013 7:16PM

    all good goals, I try to do them too, but it is so hard some days. and that last one about not giving up, is a biggie

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GOODGETNBETR 2/5/2013 3:00PM

    Great set of goals, especially that last one. emoticon

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JOYINKY 2/5/2013 2:20PM

    Good list! This is a tough time of year; we're all struggling! I do have two suggestions based on my experience. I wouldn't go less than 1500 calories a day. I try to stay 1500-2000; put the top at 1800 if my weight starts creeping up like it is right now. But yes, definitely no mindless eating; if you're going to eat it--admit what you're doing. I'm a pencil and paper tracker; always will be. Second is step up the steps; even if it takes in-house walks. I've had to add them back since the holidays; I can't keep my weight down if I don't keep moving and I seriously believe the morning in house walks get my metabolism going faster sooner in the day. I'm babying a tender lower back right now and the walking helps; I've done over 6,000 steps inside today. More than usual because it does help my back. Yes, Absolutely love yourself! We all mess up! Just don't give up! emoticon

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