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8/28/15 8:48 A

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You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile.

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8/27/15 11:10 P

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YEP, Friday is almost here! For some of us it is the end of our work week and for others it may be just the start of your work weekend. No matter which, hope it is a great day for all.

We are starting to see the change in seasons in so many ways, leaves are falling early this year in the midwest, cooler temps and shorter day light hours. Does that change your workout routine - I know mine has to adapt to both temps and more limited daylight hours to accomplish yard work as well as exercise.

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8/27/15 8:49 A

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I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
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8/26/15 10:33 P

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The midwest has been experiencing a drop in temps and after being in the 80s and 90s it's an adjustment to be in the 50s and 60's and in August no less. Anyway, makes me want to just snuggle in the evening and stay warm, so with little motivation to be outside in the evening, I made a walking date with a good friend.
With no change in the weather this morning it was very over cast and I was actually hoping the texts I got today would be my friend saying 'well its raining so lets not walk'. Darn that didn't happen, so off we went for our evening walk.
Had a great time, walking and talking - sometimes we just need that little bit of motivation that someone else can provide.

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8/26/15 8:20 A

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Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.
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8/25/15 9:51 P

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Back online after a week plus of off line. Traveled to the north woods and while internet was spotty in the past it was still there - this time, no such luck. So mentally tracked food and have a fairly good idea of calories at least based on the past 6 months of using SP - don't even try to figure out the fats, proteins, carbs etc as that would be way beyond my capabilities without SP.

What do you all do if you can't track for some reason? Do you have a way to hold yourself accountable?

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The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
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8/24/15 8:47 A

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If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
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Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time.
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The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
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Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.
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Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
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Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
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Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.
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Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
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You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
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All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

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8/13/15 10:28 P

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Snuck in my third strength training session tonight, so I would have more time to get ready for company this weekend. Fridays plan will be to get the family out for an after dinner walk - good for the digestion and keeps me on track with my cardio.

What do you do to stay on track with exercise when you have company?

Enjoy your Friday.
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The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
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8/12/15 10:17 P

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emoticon my favorite midweek day is almost over and it's a downhill slide towards the weekend. Our beautiful midwest weather (this week anyway) makes it very enjoyable to be outside playing, exercising or working on projects (and some nights all three).

What have you been up to this summer - are you meeting your goals?

Have a wonderful Thursday,

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Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
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Where do the hours and minutes go - can't believe Wed is almost here in less than a couple of more hours....We have had some really nice evenings to be outside and working on projects or getting some exercise in. Has been fun to see kids out playing and makes me remember back to the days of summer when the streetlight went on and because we didn't have school we got to stay out and play. Also, makes me realize how it is a sign of the decreasing number of daylight hours and how we have to maximize our use of those hours when we can see what we are doing outside.

How are you all doing maximizing your time and getting everything done that you want to accomplish - any great hints of how you are managing?

Enjoy Wednesday and may it be a productive one!
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If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
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You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own 'acres of diamonds.
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A crazy busy weekend with lots of fun and walking with all the outdoor events that the midwest has available during the summer weekends. Hope you were able to enjoy some sunshine and nice weather as well this past weekend.

Have you been able to incorporate healthy eating and exercise outside the box when attending special events with friends or/and family this summer?

Have a great Monday - start strong with this new week.

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“Tough times never last. Tough people do”
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8/8/15 7:30 A

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If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.
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John, Hope you get good reports from the doctor's visits. Assume some are related to how your treatments are working?

emoticon Very excited as our state fair has begun and I am headed that way this year! Looking forward to a weekend with good friends and there will be lots of walking - so even though it won't be a 'cardio' walk it will certainly meet the 10,000 steps per day goal emoticon

Do you have any special ways to incorporate work outs into fun with friends?

Have a great weekend - it is starting a day early for me.

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Not much to add today. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow are chock full of doctors' appointments. Three each day. Getting old sucks. But it beats the alternative hands down!

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State Fair time - looking forward to my annual trek through the animal barns, seeing (not tasting ) all the crazy food items and the vendors (whats new this year that will be the 'big' ticket item?

Anyone else headed to a local or state fair?

Enjoy whatever your plans are for the upcoming days.
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Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.
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Kind of funny as I was tracking I was thinking well I took today off from cause I didn't walk or bike outside on such a busy day. Then I remembered but I had done strength training and for once wanted to eat before 8:30 pm. That is my compromise but on other nights I am so wanting to be outside that I don't care if I have to eat later.

What is your compromise that you make trying to work in exercise into your life?

Have a wonderful Wednesday and YES I do look forward to Wed as it's my half way through my work week (even though I love my work, I really like my days off!)

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Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lies man's only promise.
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A new month with some new goals - emoticon August. Did you accomplish what you set out to do in July, renew your commitment to your health for this new month?

Feel like there should be a third day in the weekend, so many things to accomplish and only so many waking hours. How to prioritize - easier to me to do during the weekdays: work, after work time. Does anyone else find the weekends a challenge to fit everything in?

Had a crazy storm in the midwest last night, with a nice break in the temps from 90s to more tolerable 80's. Was a great day and evening to be out walking or biking. Hope everyone enjoyed equally as nice weather to start the week.

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8/3/15 3:55 P

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It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.
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Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.
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Lots of projects and just finished up for the evening. More festivals on Sunday - looking forward to seeing all the creative ideas that others come up with - always gives me more incentive to finish my craft/art projects.

Have a great Sunday

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Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
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What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
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Looking forward to some fresh fruit and veggie finds at the local Farmers market this Saturday, sometimes the produce vendors are over shadowed by those preparing food to eat or all the jewelry that is available to buy.

In addition, we have many festivals in our area over the summer which is bittersweet - all those goodies that they make at the food vendors are tempting treats. I try to balance any food purchases and do some mindful eating: No walking and eating, make myself sit to eat my food so I can do the 'mindful eating' being conscious of my food. At the end of the day, I track all my food as well as exercise which helps me be more aware of what were the good choices and what might have been a better choice for the next time.

What works for you when you are out and about with tempting treats and smells wafting your way?

Have a spectacular Friday....for me it will be movie night!

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Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
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Heat wave in the midwest is not breaking - saw a few rain drops this am which were just a BIG tease. Glad the evenings are cooling down, otherwise it would be staying inside where the AC can keep the temps tolerable.

YEP glad we are on the downslide towards the weekend - more projects with some fun thrown in already planned on days off of work!

What do you do on your days off?
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Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever.
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A great weekend of fun and projects and just need more hours in the day to fit it all in....Have heard many people reporting that the weather has not been conducive to exercising outside and hard to think we have to move back inside in order to work out. For me, it becomes a late night of walking with a flashlight if the temps get too hot, humid or just plain uncomfortable.

What works for you when the temps get too hot to exercise outside? emoticon emoticon
Hydrate well and stay cool as the week is supposed to be a scorcher here in the midwest.
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I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, 'No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving,' and then you do it.
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Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
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What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
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Ah the weekend to play and started on projects today - YEP on FRIDAY :) why wait? Have a couple things checked off already, before storms are supposed to head this direction on Saturday - hope the rain brings back a little cooler weather with less humidity for the midwest.

Saturdays are always good for this area for the great Farmers markets, especially nice with all the fresh produce which is in season right now. Looking forward to the tomato's soon.....

If you are like me and have weekends off work, it's also a great time to sneak in an extra walk or bike ride.
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I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.
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It's getting nearer, less than a couple of hours away and it's FRIDAY - emoticon
Stay strong with your goals and commitment to a healthier you.
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I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.
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emoticon emoticon Its Wed evening which means only TWO more days till the weekend. Have so many fun options this weekend with all the festivals going on this summer. Will get a good bike ride in on Thursday and check off more projects throughout the upcoming weekend.

Whats on your agenda's?

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Change is the end result of all true learning.
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emoticon Finally a break in temps and able to play outside again without feeling that the humidity would not allow you to breath while exercising or that you risked heat stroke!

Make this week a good one with tracking, exercise and nutrition!

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Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.

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We all need each other.
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The midwest weather, heat waves, thunderstorms and tornado's. Wishing everyone a safe and fun weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
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emoticon What a heat spell we are experiencing in the midwest - temps in the high 90's and heat index over 100 degrees - whew! Hard to do anything outside and caution if you are exercising!

Another weekend for projects and looking forward to learning how to can - may be a little steamy in the kitchen. Have always wanted to try my hand so excited one of my family members is an experienced canner and willing to teach.

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The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.
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Making strides towards my goals and can't believe we are 1/2 way into July. Temps here are more reflective of early Spring, although I do believe the midwest is coming into an extreme heat wave this weekend. Good thing that we are getting rain in advance for all the plants and crops that provide us beauty and food.

Keep on tracking and giving each other support and inspiration as we each work towards our individual and team goals.
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The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
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Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
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So a rough weekend - lost a favorite pet that I have had since he was 6 weeks old. My family has been great as they understand as do my friends that even non humans are such an ingrained part of our family that we go through the same grieving process. Expect that each day will bring more smiles and less tears!

Again not intentionally was offline for a couple of days - long project days with evenings out for fun and home so late that SP thought it was the next day (which it kind of was). Anyway, back on track for sparking. Had thought I had gained weight last week and was pleasantly surprised that it was just a matter of my time of day for weighing was later in the morning than usual - it is amazing how something so small can make a difference in how we feel ( I needed that pick me up this morning).

John - not sure where is ATL- atlanta?

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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
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A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
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Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
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“What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.”
― Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale is just one in a long line of self-help gurus to whom this quote has been attributed. Actually when each of them said it they were unknowingly quoting Marcus Aurelius who first said it in 4 BC

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It is no surprise when starting a project that it leads to more projects - hence my hunt on the internet this evening to find replacement parts for a project that is on day 2 and heading into at least day 3....One of the rare weeks that I am wishing there were more days than 7 in a week.

Hope everyone had a good Wed and gearing up for Thursday.

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“It's always too soon to quit!”
― Norman Vincent Peale

Never, never, never, never, never, never give up!
~ Winston Churchill

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Grateful for family and good friends helping me with projects this week - day 1 long bit productive!
Onward to Wed - where is the week going - I need extra days already.



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Grateful for family and good friends helping me with projects this week - day 1 long bit productive!
Onward to Wed - where is the week going - I need extra days already.



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“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
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Good evening - what little is left of it ;)

Another late night with a day full of activities and time just speeding by; enjoyed the cooler temps this evening with a walk and the lightening emoticon lighting up the sky (no rain drops thank goodness).

Strength training this week will be lifting rock for a yard project - lofty goal to complete in 2 days or less so glad I have some help ...

Hope everyone had a good start to the week and looking forward to Tuesday.
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“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”
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So I inadvertently took a day off the computer yesterday. Just ran out of time as I normally post in the evening. Had friends over for a cookout then we went out with other friends for a neighborhood gathering around the firepit. Was a great time, but blew all of my SP streaks as we didn't get in until 1:30 am so no posting for Sat. Back tracking today to add both sat and sun nutrition and fitness (hmm need to sneak in a walk still this evening and what a beautiful night breeze we are getting).

Hope everyone had a great Fourth if you live in the USA and for all others that your weekend was a good one!

Don't forget we have a new July Challenge and that we need to hear from you if you are looking for different challenges.

Please feel free to post in this section - it is for all of us not just team leaders!

Have a great Monday,
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The trouble with most of us is that we'd rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

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A beautiful day leading into a great fourth of July. Enjoy the weekend. emoticon


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Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You'll find they haven't half the strength you think they have. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

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“Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.”
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WELCOME July 1st and it's one of my favorite workdays - hump day! Half the week is over and the weekend is edging closer - for some of us our work sites are closed on Friday's and others it's Monday to celebrate the upcoming Holiday. Either way hope your week is going well and don't wait until after the celebrations to start new commitments to being healthier.

Join us in the July challenge and if you have ideas for future challenge - post or email me so we can make it a team effort.

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“I place this day, my life, my loved ones, my work in the Lord's hands. There is no harm in the Lord's hands, only good. Whatever happens, whatever results, if I am in the Lord's hands it is the Lord's will and it is good.”
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“Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.”
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Good evening,

Well it was day 1 after vacation/wedding parties last week and the day of reckoning as I had to hop on the scale this morning. Was glad we had biked and walked a few nights after dinner last week and I think it paid off. I stayed within .8 of a pound of the pre-vacation weight.

I think this actually ties into Johns idea of how many beers am I going to enjoy while celebrating for the fourth of July this weekend (and living in WI beer is a common celebratory beverage, however we all know it's the concept whether it's a soda, lemonade or some other food indulgence). Last week for me it was a balancing act of eating some of the treats my family made (daily coffee cakes, scones etc) to start off the day and lunches out in restaurants with full dinners to follow. Some days my calorie count was not good and others were fine but the one thing that was consistent was being able to exercise even if it was around the rain drops ;)

So I may need to add an extra walk or extra miles on the bike rides this week or I may eat a little less the day before the holiday party and even the day after; but it is all doable and it is all about balancing so we can indulge once in a while as long as it doesn't become the daily norm.

So TEAM what are your thoughts for the day and how do you all plan on celebrating our upcoming holiday in a healthy way?
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“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.”
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Good evening,

Enjoy these next few days of June and be ready to transition in July with some new affirmations of healthy lifestyle.

Have to get back into the mind set of Monday return to work, my exercise routine and for sure eating healthier (according to my nutrition tracker!). EEKs it will also be my first day back on the scale as I didn't have access while visiting with family.

Hope you all have had a great weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead.

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