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May Mini Challenge

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

I haven't been doing so great for the last 2 months, so I decided to put a challenge out there into sparkland, and hopefully keep myself motivated, and get my hiney in gear. My goal is to be under 175 by the end of May, which should totally be doable, if I stick to the plan. I'll update here every week if you're interested!

May 1st - 179

May 7th - 178

May 14th - 176

May 21st - 177 UGH!

May 31st - 174!!!

Goal 174

Wish me luck, join me if you'd like!

I also wanted to add picture of the cutest cupcakes that I made for my daughter to take to school for her birthday. They're called tie dyed cupcakes and the recipe came from They were really easy to make, and Katy LOVED mixing up the colors! With the help of NOTABOUTTHEFACE, I learned how to make them healthier, and THEN, I noticed that the recipe for healthier cakes and cupcakes is actually ON the box... who new!?! Instead of oil and eggs, I used egg whites and applesauce. The texture and taste is the same, and I even fooled my dad with them.

How FUN are these? Have a happy and healthy May everyone!

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VLKSHA 5/18/2012 9:10AM

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BMCKEOW1 5/9/2012 1:15PM

    Yummy those look great. I've noticed Kraft is putting more and more healthier alternatives on their boxs. Hopefully they keep it up. Thanks for sharing.

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MOONBIRD 5/6/2012 3:17PM

    You can do it! Those cupcakes look so cute, and delicious!

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KIKI0531 5/5/2012 12:04AM

    I am hoping May proves to be successful for you !! You know how to do this - you just gotta keep your eye on the prize ;) I have been stalled in the weight loss as well - but it was because I had gained 8 over from like January to April. I am down 5 and need to lose 3 to be where I was. I feel a new energy about it - hope it sticks this time.

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    Ok! I'm in! I want to be out of the 220's by the end of may. That's 8 pounds. I'm going to cheer you on and let your success motivate me! You've got this!

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NEKEL16 5/3/2012 5:24AM

    ha ha i love the sparkie cake, too cute! You can do it! I think your may goal is a great idea xx

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PRESBESS 5/2/2012 8:27PM

    They are cute and they look yummy! I like your personal, yet, public challenge. Good for you! Don't get distracted... push hard toward your goal.

Comment edited on: 5/2/2012 8:28:29 PM

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CLPURNELL 5/2/2012 6:15PM

    Awesome Holly!!!! I am sure you can do it!!!!!!!!! The cupcakes look awesome!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 5/2/2012 6:06PM

    They are cute! It almost looks like the Spark.

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VLKSHA 5/2/2012 3:04PM

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PATIB13 5/2/2012 11:15AM

    Cute Cupcakes, and good for you for finding a healthy alternative. You will make your goal. I know you can, I will be cheering you on. emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 5/2/2012 10:33AM

    Very cute cupcake! I enjoy baking with healthy alternatives. Focus & determination & choosing to make it happen day after day... let's make May a month to move forward towards our goals!

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LIBELULITA 5/2/2012 10:16AM

    You can achieve this...of course you can...and you WILL. I love the almost looks like a Sparkpeople cupcake!! LOL!! Look forwards to celebrating 174 pounds with you emoticon emoticon

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VERGE_OF_ME 5/2/2012 9:16AM

    Great job on spurring yourself into action, can't wait to celebrate your "goal met" with you....keep striving for what you've got this!!! Those cupcakes are super cute....the healthy version is a bonus : ) I am cheering you on my friend!!! emoticon emoticon

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MADTHENURSE 5/2/2012 8:46AM

    So cute! And I love that they're healthier without artificial sweetners!!

So, what's the mini challenge plan? I'm REALLY struggling!!

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BONOLICIOUS2 5/2/2012 8:39AM

    They are super cute, that looks delicious! I love how you didn't smother them in icing too! I bet the kids loved them!

You can TOTALLY hit 175 by the end of May. Go get it girl!

ps - your background is soooo cute! Makes me really feel summery!

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POOKASLUAGH 5/2/2012 8:35AM

    Just last week I started a 30-week challenge for myself increasing my exercise, and so far that has helped. Though I still no longer count on losing more than 3 lbs in a month. My goal is to get to 173 lbs by June first. Last June 1st, I was at 213, so 173 will be 40 lbs lost. My goal, last June, was to have lost 52 lbs by this coming June 1st, to be at 161 lbs, but with all the plateau stuff that happened over the last 7 months, it's just not going to happen...So, time to do what I can right? Time for both of us to do what we can - we can make it!!

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HOLLYBELLE77 5/2/2012 7:11AM

    You can do this!

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CHANGING4ME49 5/2/2012 12:48AM

    Love the cupcake picture. I'm always on the lookout for school related fun ideas for my grandson who will be starting Kindergarten in the fall. Thanks for sharing! Also best wishes on the challenge. You can so do this!!

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    You've totally got this. Will be toasting your victory at your end date!

Those turned out super cute! Don't you love when you can fool people with healthier versions? I love the colors too! Now I'm off to shoot children with my food coloring gun.


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    You can absolutely make your goal! "Just keep swimming....." You can do it!

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ILOVEMALI 5/1/2012 10:40PM

    you can do this!! I'll also join you on your challenge. 4 pounds by end of May!

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HLTHYRNRMOM 5/1/2012 10:30PM

    awesome cupcakes! YOU SO GOT THIS! I will join you, for a 5.1-6lb challenge for May. I am 245.0, would love to be 239.9. Just want out of the 240's!!!!!!!!!!!

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SCOUTMOM715 5/1/2012 10:24PM

    Very cool cupcakes. My daugther's birthday is this month, i'll have to see if she's interested in taking these for her class treat.

I'm cheering you on your challenge. emoticon emoticon

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MAMADWARF 5/1/2012 10:05PM

    How clever! I give everyone I know as much food coloring as possible! Gee, I hope I'm not hurting children! Rofl....anyway, I'm sure you will hit your goal and I'm cheering for you all the way! Because you are amazing, that's why!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/1/2012 9:42PM

    To CVDUFFIELD, because I can't get to your page, it isn't food coloring. It's jello! You mix the powdered stuff with the white cake batter and it turns color.

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WONDERBUG381 5/1/2012 9:42PM

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and what adorable cupcakes

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    That is a good idea! YOu will reach your goals! emoticon

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YESCURLYCAN 5/1/2012 9:31PM

  I always have a 5lb goal in mind as well because it is attainable and realistic. Great job. I think you are going to get it done. I am aim to lose this water weight and five pounds this month as well. Plus the cupcakes are too cute. Let's get it down emoticon

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CVDUFFIELD 5/1/2012 9:30PM

  Food coloring isn't ideal for children!

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