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Two Week Update for the 5% Challenge . . . Success!

Friday, March 30, 2012

emoticon FAITH (and FUN): Spend 15 minutes daily in the study of God’s word, knit three prayer shawls with each 5% challenge (10 wks), and honor God by making faith an active verb. The cream color shawl worked on under the Tiki hut this week is now fringed and ready turn in to the church.

emoticon FAMILY and FRIENDS (and FUN): Spend quality time (be present) with family and friends weekly. Listen better. Contribute heartily to the weekly healthy living challenges (daily participation within very good numbers).

Week One: Reported the maximum while actually averaging 21 cups of water daily.
Week Two: Measured and tracked for the team three or more meals daily.

Here I am (left and working my way around the table) with my cousin, brother, and husband.

emoticon FOOD (with FAMILY and FUN): Maintain a healthy BMI. Daily: Track, eat six or more freggies, drink 12 or more waters, meet 4-7 recommend levels of: calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, calcium, and sodium.

For this meal, my brother grilled Salmon last week while I served up some homemade pickled beets, baked sweet potatoes and two freggie (fruit and veggie) salads. Yummy!

emoticon FITNESS (and FUN): Track and average 60 or more minutes daily. Sleep 7-9 hours a night six days a week.

I know I can walk a 14-minute mile when I have to and even occasionally challenge myself to, but it’s the relatively slow 30-minute mile when I get to enjoy the beauty around me that I most love. My brother and I walk the Cape Harbour yachting community, as well as the Lighthouse restaurant.

“When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained and established,” (Psalm 8:3)

emoticon FUN (and FAMILY): Do something fun at least three times a week. I try to do something fun every day. Today, fun was enjoying the lanai while knitting, making a Lavish Bread pizza, and watching the movie Pretty Woman. It just ended . . . “She rescues him right back!” -- and the tourguide exclaims, “Keep on dreaming!” . . . oh my, I’m such a wus for happy endings. For photography purposes, here’s a better photo of fun early this week while my partner and cousin oversee my brother untangling his fishing line. How many people does it take to untangle a line?

Overall, I’d say it was a very good two weeks achieving a fine balance of maintaining a healthy BMI, reaching goals set, and enjoying the process with quality family time.

I hope you have a successful theme or two going on in your weight-loss journey.
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