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Forest ABC's of ME!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you?
~~Far beyond! LOL! I think competitive is my middle name!
B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)?
~~Long time, been here since round 11! Pixies all the way...Once a Pixie, always a Pixie!
C is for CHILDREN...you have?
~~2 DD's...one just 18 graduating this Summer and one nearly 15!
D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation?
~~Letting meals slide! I don't "get" hungry so it's easy to forget!
E is for EXCUSE...what is your most famous? How can we help you overcome it?
~~Not having enough time! (when I clearly have plenty) Kick me off the computer! lol
F is for FURRY FRIENDS...you have?
~~My 3rd baby girl...Cookie! She's a 2 yr old Bichon/Lhasa mix!
G is for GROCERIES...what do you fill your cart with?
~~Anything around the perimeter of the store, lots of whole foods! I love greek yogurt and protein powder! They are my protein staples, without I'd never get enough!
H is for HOME...what state do you call home?
~~Michigan
I is for INSPIRE...who or what is your roll model/inspiration?
~~Roll Model- Tosca Reno ~~Inspiration-A bikini beach body!!
J is for JOB...What do you do for a living?
~~SAHM, but former Accountant!
K is for KEEP IT SIMPLE...What's your focus when short on time?
~~Meals - Planning them ahead to be prepared! ~~ Fitness - Step ups or quick spin on the treadmill!
L is for LOG...Do you use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers?
~~Not as often as I should lately! I have the best results when I meet goals with both daily!
M is for MOTIVATION...Which gives you more, Mirror or Scale?
~~That's a toss up! I love to see the scale move, but the Mirror gives a bigger picture! I'd rather be fit and healthy than thin based on a number!
N is for NAME...What's the meaning behind your sparkname?
~~Recently changed from Cookiedog! Felt I needed something to reflect where I had been and was still striving to get to! Dawn, Sunrise, New horizon daily! It's a double meaning name...Risen' above the challenges to reach my goals, and when I've gotten there I will have Risen Above!
O is for OUNCES...How many ounces of water do you consume on a daily basis?
~~10 glasses minimum, but I've been slacking there too lately! Hard for me to drink cold water in the winter months, so I often "brew" a pot of water! lol
P is for PRODUCE...How many fruits and veggies do you consume daily?
~~Oh gosh...I love freggies! Rarely less than 5 or 6 servings, sometimes as many as 12-15!
Q is for QUOTE...what's your favorite?
~~So many! But as of now "When you face the sun, the shadows always fall behind you" ~Helen Keller I also love Ralph Marston! If you don't know him, you'll meet him soon! :D
R is for ROUTINE...Average number of days and minutes you exercise weekly?
~~Depends...About 60 minutes average, 6 days a week! Unless there's competition, then Heaven only knows! :D lol
S is for STATUS...Married, Single, Involved, Other?
~~Married to the most fabulous, supportive man for 19 years this past November!
T is for TIME...What time zone are you in?
~~Eastern
U is for UNWIND...What is your favorite pass time or hobby?
~~Gardening/working outside... I love projects! Spending time with the family doing fun, active things!
V is for VACATION...If you could travel anywhere, what destination would you choose?
~~First I'd travel back to England with DD1, since that's where she was born! Someday *I* want to see Italy!
W is for WEIGHT WORKOUT...Do you follow a consistent ST program?
~~Unfortunately not! Downfall #2! I KNOW all the benefits, but I get bored! ST circuits are the way to go for me...keeps things interesting! Just have to implement!
X is for "X" MARKS THE SPOT...What do you want to see happen these 12 weeks, other than the scale move?
~~Be more organized and focus on what *I* need to do!
Y is for YESTERDAY...Do you allow choices to push you forward or dwell on them?
~~Moments of weakness happen, it's what we learn from them that makes us stronger, smarter and more determined! Keep going!
Z is for ZERO...name one thing you couldn't live without?
~~Gosh, just one? I can't do that! Family first and foremost! My running shoes for fitness and blender for nutrition! Hey...a girls has to be able drink green! :P

  
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BLOOIZEANGEL 1/10/2012 8:40PM

    I started laughing when it asked how much time do you exercise and your comment about "who knows" if there is competition involved. emoticon

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CALIGIRL33 1/10/2012 7:47AM

    Gosh you eat a lot of freggies. And I never knew you were an accountant! That's what I do now. :-)

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COURAGETOMOVE 1/9/2012 12:41PM

    I love the meaning behind your username

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DOOBRIE 1/9/2012 3:56AM

    I loved reading this blog. Enjoy this next round of BLC. Unfortunately, I'm having to sit this one out but I shall be thinking of everyone and doing my own weigh-in every Wednesday.

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SKINNYSOON13 1/9/2012 1:25AM

    I realized when I blogged my last blog how much I've missed the people who helped me along the way, and two of those people were you and Wendy. I let something stupid turn me away from you guys, but I decided I don't care if every decision I make is right or wrong, I need you guys and I love you guys, and you make me better - so whether you know it or not, you're stuck with me :-D I love this idea you guys are blogging and having fun reading them :-)

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NANCY-GIRL 1/8/2012 11:03PM

    Get ME off the computer, too!!
Looking fwd to these next 12 weeks!!

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NINETOZE 1/8/2012 10:30PM

    I love gardening and working in the yard too. This fast summer I made a three section pond. When spring nears I'll finish it and get the plants and flowers growing around it.

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NEVADAPP 1/8/2012 10:18PM

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FITLIKENIC 1/8/2012 8:38PM

    Loved getting to know you just a little better!

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THE_TIME_IS_NOW 1/8/2012 8:22PM

    Oh Dawn

I love you so much. You are seriously hilarious. I have to agree with Wendy about the Blender comment. I love Europe. I went when I was 16 one of my dreams is to take my parents there.

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WINKERDINK 1/8/2012 7:57PM

    I love that you can't do without your blender! emoticonYou crack me up!

Wouldn't that be a hoot to go to Italy together!?!

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SEANDA 1/8/2012 7:30PM

    So glad to get to know you MORE. :) I already KNOW I am going to love being a pixie. Thanks for having me.

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Seekin' ye Treasure...Week 11!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Avast ye! 'Tis the hour to be off searchin' fer booty treasure Pixie Buccaneers! Th' band 'o pirates trusty parrot left a trail 'o rainbow feathers leadin' th' way! Grab ye maps 'n let's begin seekin'! Ye need be collectin' ye self gold doubloons along th' way in them Pirate stashes! Them pieces of eight be nothin' compared to what lie in th' treasure chest!

Challenge runs FRIDAY - TUESDAY! All points must be logged to the tracking thread no later than Midnight Wednesday!

emoticonRainbow 'o Feathers: Eat 1 full serving of each color freggie...Red, Yellow/Orange, Green, White/Tan, Purple/Blue! (1 point for each color, Max daily points 5!)

emoticonCollecting a full Rainbow 'o Feathers will earn you 10 bonus points daily!

emoticonGold Doubloons: Each 20 minutes of planned fitness minutes completed earns you 1 point! (No daily max!)

emoticonSeekin' ye Treasure: X marks the spot! Show a 1 pound loss Wednesday and earn a one time 50 point WI bonus! (*NOTE: WI must be logged ON TIME to claim your 50 points)

Be shipshape and ye Gunna be yellin' Shiver me timbers 'tis comin' week! If ye swing the lead, ye'll be walkin' th' plank and sinkin' to th' bottom 'o th' sea!

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SuperHero Training Academy...Week 10!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Each day that you complete a training session with a SuperHero, you will advance in rank for that skill and earn 5 points for EACH session you complete. Move up the ranks!

emoticonSUPERMAN = Super Strength ~ 10 mins ST daily!
emoticonTHE FLASH = Intense Cardio Burst ~ 5 mins daily!
emoticonHUMAN TORCH = Burn it Up ~ 20 mins Cardio daily!
emoticonPHOENIX = Self Control ~ Eat in Range daily!
emoticonAQUAMAN = Water ~ 8 Glasses daily!
emoticonPOPEYE = Freggies ~ 5 Full Servings daily!

You many only fill in ONE section of each bar on each day! You may NOT double up to catch up! 30 Points max daily ~ 120 Point max for the weekend challenge!

F: 30 pts
S: 30 pts
S: 30 pts
M: 30 Ppts
Total Points: 120pts

  


Beach Blanket B~I~N~G~O!...Week 9

Thursday, November 03, 2011



F: Coverall ~225 pts
S: Coverall ~225 pts
S: Coverall ~225 pts
M:

Total Points:

  
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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 11/3/2011 4:40PM

    Looks like fun! Our week long challenge has us, Ninjas paired into two Ninja teams, and we're racing around Lake Michigan. We earn miles for the usual...reps, cardio, tracking, sleep, calorie range...I'll wave as we jog by...LOL

Have fun with BBB!

Hugs,
Jo Ann

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Witches Brew...Week 8

Thursday, October 27, 2011

emoticon~~WITCHES BREW~~ emoticon
Double, double toil and trouble,
Make bad choices-tummies bubble.
Eye of Newt and Wing of Bat,
Halloween candy will make you fat.
Write your food down every day,
Stay in range or you will pay.

Potions and Spells try as we might,
Alone aren't enough to win the fight.
Add points to the brew daily, stir as you go
Let's make the Witches Cauldron overflow.

emoticonTrack Nutrition, Stay in Range AND Below 2300mg sodium! ~ 10 points daily, ALL or NOTHING ~ (Plan ahead and write it BEFORE you bite it to keep your trackers in check!)
emoticonNo Candy OR Sweets! ~ 20 point bonus daily ~
emoticonCome to the Forest daily and report your brew points to the Witches Cauldron List! Our team goal is to fill the Cauldron NO LESS than 3/4 full! That's going to take a a minimum of 3,038 points as a team over 5 days...so we need all of the Forest Witches pouring in their share!

F: 30
S: 20
S: 20
M: 20
T: 20

Total: 110 points! Pitiful simply because I didn't "feel" like tracking!

  
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HAPPYHARTZ 10/28/2011 2:42AM

    Let's do this darlin!

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