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Fast Food - Detoxing - Cycling

Sunday, February 09, 2014

It can be difficult for me sometimes when I see people losing a lot of weight fast; it makes me want to get on THAT bandwagon because it is taking me a long time. I have to keep telling myself that the tortoise always wins the race in the end. It might seem like I am losing the race; however, here is what I am learning on SP about some of these fast weight-loss ideas.

Fasting – most of the weight that comes off is water. If you are going to fast, fast from Fast Food

Detox – Can spell disaster because you devoid your body of valuable nutrients and oh by the way… it is short lived and it is not backed by science

Calorie Cycling – when you eat less than your calorie range one day and above your calorie range another day (trying to trick your body into losing weight). Cycling works best on a bike!

Best way, is to stick to your calorie range (the hardest part for me) and to eat whole food packed with nutrients

So instead of trying to catch up with a Fad Diet, I am learning to celebrate my victories – especially non-scale victories. My victory for the past couple of days is my step count (over 7,000 steps) and my water intake (at least 8 glasses a day). I have been steady in both! :::patting myself on the back:::

Instead of worrying about how well others are doing, I am grateful to them for leading the way on this journey into a healthier lifestyle and for being such GREAT encouragers and supporters! Thank you!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

  
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LSIG14 3/4/2014 2:16PM

  Love the way you turned around those FAST weight loss ideas. I had a lot of trouble only losing about a pound a week while others were dropping double digits at a time. I now have found that the faster I lose, the faster it comes back - whereas if I go slowly, it seems to stay off. Great blog!

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STR458 2/27/2014 2:56AM

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PATRICIAAK 2/9/2014 9:09PM

    super plan

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NAMASTEJUDE 2/9/2014 8:40PM

    Great advice! I've been slow to start getting the scale moving, but I'm doing my best to appreciate how good my increased activity is making me feel!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/9/2014 8:35PM

    Good job! Minty looks comfortable! HUGS

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And Now for the Rest of the Story

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The other day I told you about our family friend, Katie who actually got on Wheel of Fortune. This was a feat in itself as Katie is an introvert and she didn’t even own a TV until she decided to try out for the show. What a wonderful gift she gave to my Auntie Marion, who is a Wheel of Fortune super fan! Her goal was to have fun and to win at least $1,000. Katie taped the show last November and could not tell anyone the outcome until after the show aired. Katie DID make both her goals and if you would like to know exactly how she did, click on this picture from their party (btw there were about 50 people in attendance

Here is a picture of Katie and my Auntie Marion at the party


Here is a picture of my Wheel of Fortune tree that was at my party of 3!


Win or lose, our family is so grateful to Katie for huge act of kindness. I think Auntie Marion is still riding high. I too, experienced an awesome act of kindness last week with the gift of a FitBit and I am also still riding high!

Here is the link to the rest of the story.....

www.bemidjipioneer.com/content/wheel
-big-win-bemidji-native-claims-more-50
000-prizes-game-show


Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!


  
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1CRAZYDOG 2/6/2014 8:57PM

    It's so nice when good things happen to good people. Thanks for sharing the outcome! HUGS

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PATRICIAAK 2/6/2014 8:24PM

    she's fantastic

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PEGGYO 2/6/2014 3:08PM

    Great story

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FERRETLOVER1 2/6/2014 1:16PM

    Wow - that is simply wonderful! How exciting! Congratulations, Katie! I especially loved the part of the story where they talked about her bruise on her finger - but I'll bet she was just fine with that considering the outcome!

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WILLOW49 2/6/2014 12:13PM

    What a wonderful story! I'm sure this is something your aunt will talk about for a long time!

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BUSYGRANNY5 2/6/2014 10:16AM

    Awesome story! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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Good Fortune!

Sunday, February 02, 2014

02/01/2014
H2O Challenge: Drink 8 glasses of water per day (8)
Exercise Challenge: Do at least 10 minutes of exercise per day (12 minutes)
Step Challenge: Walk 7,000 steps per day (5,729)
February Challenge: Walk 50k steps (31 miles) his month (4.45 miles so far) or 4,288 steps so far this month

Good morning,

Lots going on this past week w/projects at work and some fun things going on in my family and personally.

First we have a close family friend who went on Wheel of Fortune as a gift to my 94 year old Aunt and Super Wheel of Fortune fan! Here is the story

www.bemidjipioneer.com/content/wishi
ng-wheel-woman-competes-wheel-fortune-
gift-longtime-neighbor


Katie (the neighbor) is a VERY introverted person, and it was ONLY for my Auntie Marion that she went on the show. Not only that, Katie didn't even own a TV before she went on! Stay tuned for my next blog to see how it all turned out!

My question is: How often do you step out of YOUR comfort zone? I personally find it difficult to stay out of mine and honestly, every time I write this blog is stepping out of mine!

It is difficult to be transparent; however, the results are worth it. This week, I came into work and sitting on my desk was a little gift with this little star


on top of this gift bag


In the gift bag was this


I was and am still blown away by the generosity of my friends in the office. I could not even read the card without crying and it chokes me up now while I am writing about it. I still do not know all that were involved. Now; however, I am REALLY going to have to step up my game and continue to move out of my comfort zone!

AffirMINTion: I love moving out of my comfort zone.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you Choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom put up this tree for the Wheel of Fortune Party...... AND I LIKE IT!











  
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BEWELL48 2/3/2014 6:04AM

    Love your blog! Can't wait to read how Katie did! What a great story !
I am a fitbit wearer as well. My goal is 5,000 steps per day.
Most days I make it!
Have a great week!

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PATRICIAAK 2/2/2014 9:39PM

    super

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1CRAZYDOG 2/2/2014 8:03PM

    That is totally awesome!! I am thunder-struck by the generosity of your co-workers. What wonderful people. RE-affirms my faith in humanity (which @ present needed to be boosted!)

Enjoy that fit bit in good health and I love your Mom's Wheel of Fortune tree!

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SWEETNEEY 2/2/2014 2:40PM

    Love the excitement in your life.

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WILLOW49 2/2/2014 12:11PM

    Waiting patiently to hear the outcome of WOF!

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10,000 Steps

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

01/20/2014
H2O Challenge: Drink 8 glasses of water per day (8)
Exercise Challenge: Do at least 10 minutes of exercise per day (12 minutes)
Step Challenge: Walk 7,000 steps per day (6,120)
January Challenge: Walk 50 miles this month (49.51 miles so far) or 98,846 steps so far this month

Good morning, Mintdom!

So I am sure you have heard that it is recommended that we walk 10,000 steps a day by most health authorities. Do you know how this came about? The figure actually came from the 1960′s in Japan when a professor of health and welfare, Yoshiro Hatano, PhD. tracked active walkers. His research team determined that the average man burned 300 calories – by walking about 10,000 steps; thus, was bornthe manpo-kei (translation: “10,000 steps meter”) or what we call the pedometer. Next time you are playing a trivia game, this fact might come in handy!

Speaking of aiming for 10,000 steps, I have bumped up my daily step challenge to 7,000 steps. I will have to work hard on this challenge. After accomplishing that for 5 days in a row, I will bump it up to 8,000!

AffirMINTion: I am making progress

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

Minty is watching my progress

Life is Minty Fresh!



  
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1CRAZYDOG 1/21/2014 10:04PM

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FLAME42 1/21/2014 8:58PM

    You are doing a FANTASTIC job, setting your goals and working toward them.
I think I need to get a new working pedometer, they do push a person to try to meet or even exceed a goal.

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PATRICIAAK 1/21/2014 6:31PM

    super

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WILLOW49 1/21/2014 12:40PM

    Good job on upping your steps!

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Minty - keep on pushing your mommy to success!

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ANNROW0354 1/21/2014 9:44AM

    Good luck on the challenges you have set for yourself! The whole 10,000 step thing is a little discouraging for me because it really is a difficult challenge when stuck inside in this weather. I work at home and so I do try to get up and walk around the house more and I get my workout in which for this month anyway has been WATP videos which get me about 4,000 steps in 30 minutes.
I have the Spark Activity Tracker which helps me track steps but until the weather clears up and I'm more willing to get outside, I will have to be happy with 6,000-8,000 steps a day.

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GOLFGMA 1/21/2014 9:44AM

    Great post. Minty is precious!

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One Step Back... Two Steps Forward

Monday, January 13, 2014

Good morning!

I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that my step count has gone down since I last wrote - WAY DOWN! The good news is that in the month of January, I have done 55,592 steps - not too shabby and if I get my steps back up there, I could do 100,000 steps by the end of January. By applying the one step back and two steps forward, it is doable!

Do you get frustrated when things do not happen fast enough for you or do you work twice as hard. Do you quit when you make mistakes or do you brush it off and keep going? OK... I might have taken more than one step back so today I am going full steam ahead - are you?

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

Life is Minty Fresh!

  
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WILLOW49 1/14/2014 6:27PM

    It's okay to get frustrated as long as you never, ever, ever give up! Pull up your big girl panties and get on with it! And you have done just that!
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1CRAZYDOG 1/13/2014 5:46PM

    Get frustrated, but never quit! Good for you for pushing it to get the most out of the one step forward!

Minty looks precious!

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SWEETNEEY 1/13/2014 8:14AM

    I do both but I'm hanging in here so the net must be to keep on going

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CASEYSAUER 1/13/2014 7:32AM

    I do "one step forward, two steps back" so often that I sometimes think I am doing the Cha-Cha! I say, when life hands you frustration.....DANCE!

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