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3/28/08 4:58 P

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My problem area has been staying within calorie range. I really liked your challenge last year about this time that combined staying within range and miles where you lost miles/points when you were out of range.

Iren

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3/28/08 10:17 A

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Hi, I'm new to the team. I want some friendly competition emoticon

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Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me. Or I can be lost in the maze.

My choice. My responsbility. Win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny."


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3/26/08 7:15 A

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Ladies,

Thank you for the suggestions! Keep them coming!

Stevie

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No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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3/26/08 12:48 A

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The ideas that I posted were from another Spark team that I am on that does a different challenge every week. The team is divided into four groups and they all compete over the course of 12 or 13 weeks.

Jo Ann
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3/26/08 12:44 A

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Idea 3

Well, we've done a FAST BREAK GOALS challenge, well NOW we're doing an ACTION ITEMS challenge. :)

Select X action items to complete this period.


STAGE TWO:

Control Portions --

A. Buy a set of measuring cups+spoons (ADDED FOR THE CHALLENGE: OR a food scale if you already have these items!)
B. Measure all single serving sizes for the food you eat.
C. Create a leftovers storage system.

Eat the Right Stuff --

D. Plan your menu for the whole week. (This planning can be completed in one day, so this is one where you WOULD be doing the WHOLE WEEK.)
E. Get at least 3 servings of "good" carbs every day this week.
F. Get at least 3 servings of fruits/veggies every day this week.

Excercise Consistently --

G. Do 2 more cardio excercises this week than you normally do.
H. Stretch every day for 10-15 minutes
I. Use the Fitness Tracker every day this week.

Drink Water --

J. Drink one of your cups of water first thing each morning. (Whole Week!)
K. Make sure you have a water bottle or water cup at home, at work, and in the car.

Eat on Purpose --

L. Eat in the same place every day (preferably not in front of the TV).
M. Record and track your reason for eating every time you eat. (One day OR all week)

Find Unexpected Opportunities --

N. "Batch cook" a dish this week that can last for 4-5 days. (this might be a good one for NEXT weekend!! :D)
O. Excercise entirely in 10-15 minute blocks of time this week.
P. Excercise in one place that you normally wouldn't. (The office, the backyard, the garage)

STAGE THREE:

What Will Keep You Motivated --

Q. Do the "Main Motivation Worksheet" and hang up the outcome.
R. Find a quote that you can use as a personal motto IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY or CHANGE IT if you HAVE. ;)
S. Watch an inspiring movie.

It's Okay to Ask For Help --

T. Pick 2 of your nutrition and fitness goals and do them with another person.
U. Check out the GREAT HALL and find a BUDDY on the team IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY or CHANGE BUDDIES if you HAVE.
V. Post 5 messages in your House Thread this week. ;)

How to Reward Good Behavior --

W. Pick a small reward to use every day to help you stay consistent for this week.
X. Choose a big reward for the next 6 weeks. (A YEAR END reward at this point!)

You CAN Overcome Setbacks --

Y. Post about a single "Trouble Goal" and your plan to overcome it.

Is Emotional Eating a Problem? --

Z. Get regular sleep this week, 8 hours per night, and get up without snooze.
1. Do the "Support System" excercise.
http://tinyurl.com/ywnaup
2. Post about a life issue that might cause emotional eating. (If this is too personal, you can make it a private blog instead of posting to the thread.)



Jo Ann
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3/26/08 12:42 A

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Idea 2

BACK TO BASICS.

Pick two of the fast break goals and stick to them everyday!!!


NUTRITION: Eat a high fiber/high protein breakfast
Eat 2 fruits or veggies
Eat 4 servings of complex carbs
Donít drink soda
Donít eat in front of the TV
Pack your lunch
Drink 8 8oz cups of water
Track calories eaten
Eat some sort of fresh produce

FITNESS: Work in the yard
Get 10 minutes of cardio exercise
Get 8 hours of sleep
Do something active outdoors
Stretch for 10 minutes
Go for a walk
Track calories burned
Use 1 piece of fitness equipment
Use a stress/squeeze ball
Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV

MOTIVATION: Tell 1 person about your goals
Write in a journal
Collect another motivational picture
Post a message on the boards
Read from a motivating story or book
Reward yourself
Read an inspirational quote
Talk to a positive friend or family member
Give yourself a 5-minute mental pep talk
Listen to a get-up-and-go song every day


Jo Ann
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3/26/08 12:41 A

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I will post a couple of ideas that came from another group (as separate messages). We could do one of these.

It's the "NO Junkfood, but Healthy Opportunities!" Challenge. :)

Idea 1

You can earn points be doing the following:
A. Eat no junkfood today (with junkfood I mean, fries, burgers, pizza, and the like) for 1 point.
B. Eat no candy today for 1 point
C. Drink no alcohol today for 1 point
D. Drink no soda today for 1 point
E. Find a healthy oppertunity for 1 point
F. Eat 2 fruit servings today for 1 point
G. Eat 3 veggie servings today for 1 point
H. Drink 8 glasses of water/tea today for 1 point

So you can earn 8 points a day max!


Jo Ann
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3/26/08 12:18 A

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How about tracking calories burned per workout ie... Treadmill.(we may have done this one already just a thought

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3/25/08 12:23 A

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Ladies,

I know we are still doing March's challenge. However, you know me, I am always thinking ahead. I am really thinking about a bootcamp type challenge. However, I really want to know if any of you have any particular ideas or suggestions? I want to really challenge us this upcoming month to break an plateaus we maybe currently in. Please share your thoughts!

Sincerely,

Stevie

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No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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