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Just call me El Capitan!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Yesterday I went to an information meeting about the SUNY Wellness Challenge between Onondaga Community College (where I work), Cayuga Community College, and SUNY Cortland. When I heard about it a couple weeks ago I went, "hmmmm, I could do this now!"

My friend Cyndy is ALWAYS doing something active and wellness related. When I mentioned it to her she said, "I'd be on your team!" I was touched. Truly.

As of today, it is official! Cyndy and I are on a team of 2. We named ourselves the Purple Cobras. An ode to the movie Dodgeball, which we both dearly love. She has a "thing" for Ben Stiller and I have a "thing" for Vince Vaughn. Oh yeah, and it is a hilarious movie!

We start on February 25th and it continues for 8 weeks. In that time we track:

*our steps
*our fitness activities
*amount of fruits and vegetables we eat

From each of those we earn a number of points.

We can earn extra points for getting our blood pressure checked, blood glucose, give blood, and cholesterol screening. If we lose weight during this, we get points for the percentage of weight loss.

I will be attempting to lose weight AND continue my good habits.

This is more motivation to keep me focused and moving. Plus some great fun with my friend Cyndy!

I'll keep you posted on our progress.

Until we meet again fellow Sparklers...have a good night!

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    I am so glad that you have a plan and program in place. I'll be rooting for the purple cobras from afar! emoticon
    1526 days ago
    Good for you for finding another way to make this all work for you! The more you focus your life around healthy living, the healthier you will become. That's just reasonable. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Go, Purple Cobras!!! Yay for you! This sounds fun!
    1533 days ago
    You're going to have fun and get healthy!

    1534 days ago
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