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5% Summer Challenge Assignment

Monday, June 11, 2012

I want to get and stay healthy. For me that means losing weight, and building strength/endurance.

I want to change how I approach food, and stop eating out of boredom etc. I have allowed myself to get off track with healthy meals, and have turned into a grazer. I want to change that trend. I have been weaning myself off of diet soda, and am hopeful that will help with my weird cravings. Today was the first day with no diet soda, took drinking 16 glasses of water though!

I want to get back into a size 10 comfortably. That will take more than this next 8 weeks, but progress is progress towards that goal. I want to lose the extra weight around my middle, so that my clothes fit better. This will take eating healthy and exercise.

I want to have energy to do the things I enjoy, and age gracefully. I want to develop a healthier lifestyle that I can maintain for the rest of my life. I want to continue to develop healthy habits that become second nature to me. I want to know I set goals for myself and accomplished them!
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APRILLSCOTT 6/14/2012 9:48AM

    One day at a time! One moment at a time! You are doing great! Wow! 16 glasses of water! I have finally gotten to 8 glasses. It does seem to help. I can't stand the diet sodas they give me headaches and bloat me terribly. The lemon and limes in the waterare helping me get there. I had a professor in college that hated the sugar substitues. The first day of class he gave us a 20 page report on all the different disease and things that those sugar substitues can cause. I really do not see how they can say they are safe to use. This is a hard goal to conquer my friend, but I know emoticon ! Thanks for the inspiration you are and going after those goals. You are sticking to it and it is showing! emoticon emoticon

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KRMFREEONE 6/12/2012 11:03AM

    So we have the same goals almost!! Youre right we know what to do , i will keep you posted on my end, and good luck on the challenge! emoticon

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 6/11/2012 3:01PM

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FLORIDASUN 6/11/2012 7:05AM

    Yay for the goal of giving up soda! That stuff is PURE poison and it is full of chemicals and additives that actually make you CRAVE more junk.

I kicked sodas to the curb almost 2 years ago after easily being crowned the Queen of Diet Coke with a slice of lime. I immediately lost about 8 pounds and felt SO much better.

It's a tough goal...but definitely one working towards. Put a slice of lemon or lime in your water...makes it much more palatable. Water is now my drink of choice.

Good for you...wooooo hoooooo... emoticon

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DEBORAH-SIMS 6/11/2012 3:53AM

  Too much water can be dangerous for your kidneys. I would keep your water to 8-12 glasses.

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