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7/2/13 11:56 P

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Hello Ginger! Just jump in anywhere!

Candy W.

Sometimes I may dread exercising, but I NEVER regret exercising.

Your discipline is your freedom...


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7/1/13 10:16 A

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Welcome Ginger!! Let's get this party started!
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7/1/13 8:51 A

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Good Morning! July 1st and I am in. I am new to the team and look forward to a great month.

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7/1/13 8:29 A

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July's Challenges

GO FOR THE GOLD CHALLENGES

Go for the Gold Exercise Challenge
One of best like challenges is back for another run!
The goal here is to track July's exercise minutes and reach one of the medal levels.
SparkPeople Goodie medals will be awarded to those who achieve one of the levels.
Gold Medal - 2000 plus minutes
Silver Medal - 1500 plus minutes
Bronze Medal - 1000 plus minutes
Blue Ribbon - If you track more minutes in July than you did in June.

Go for the Gold Sparking Challenge
Each day you can earn up to 4 points. One point each for:
Tracking food and remaining within or under your target range.
Tracking exercise (exercise should only be tracked if 20 minutes or more)
Tracking water (any fluid) intake and reaching Spark recommended 8 cups
Posting update on Spark People forum for Go for the Gold Sparking Challenge
SparkPeople Goodie medals will be awarded to those who achieve one of the levels.
Gold Medal - 110 plus points
Silver Medal - 100 plus points
Bronze Medal - 90 plus points

Last Sparker Standing for July
Sign up for this one! Weigh in on July 1, 8, 15, 22and 28. If you weight is lower than the previous weigh in - you stay and if you have not lost weight - you are out. Let's see how many of us can end the month on a losing streak.


SUMMER TIME STREAKING!!!
The goal here is to develop good habits by doing an activity everyday for 10 days.

Fitness Streak - Exercise 30 minutes 10 days in a row

Fruit & Veggie Streak - 3 servings of fruit and vegetables 10 days in a row

Healthy Eating Streak - Calories at or below lower limit recommended by Sparks 10 days in a row

DROP 10
This one is for me but everyone is welcome to join. Goal here is to lose 10 pounds in July.
Post in the forum everyday the morning scale reading - better trend down!!!






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TRAILRIDERKJ Posts: 439
6/30/13 10:58 P

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emoticon Sucatha! We have a great team. We are going to have a wonderful summer and all work to our goals together. I sure am looking forward to the start in the morning. I'm ready.
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NEWCHICK's Photo NEWCHICK Posts: 5,224
6/30/13 10:30 P

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Thanks Paul!

emoticon Sucatha!

Candy W.

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6/30/13 9:15 P

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Hi, I'm Sucatha. I'm new to the team. Want to join this challenge. Start my eating and exercise plan tomorrow so that's perfect! Looking forward to it. Super psyched! emoticon

"Transformation isn't a future event, it's a present day activity." ~ Jillian Michaels

"My strength doesn't come from what I can do, it comes from conquering what I couldn't."

"The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach." ~ Benjamin Mays

"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not."


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6/30/13 8:11 P

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I did - the dates for last sparker standing are 7/1, 7/8. 7/15, 7/22 and 7/29



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NEWCHICK's Photo NEWCHICK Posts: 5,224
6/30/13 6:28 P

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I think Paul may have cut and pasted the Last Sparker Standing info and forgot to change the dates. I will send him a message.

Candy W.

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Your discipline is your freedom...


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6/30/13 5:28 P

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I'm a little confused about the weigh in days. Dates in June are listed instead of July?

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6/30/13 5:24 P

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Me too, I'm in a rut! This looks like a fun team with manageable month long goals!

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6/30/13 4:49 P

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I'm in! I have been in a personal rut need to dig out and these challenges keep me going! I could use the support!

Regina


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6/30/13 9:18 A

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I'm in as well. Last month was really the motivation I needed to get back on track. Hoping this month with help me continue those good habits.

Michele from Illinois (not Chicago)

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6/30/13 8:58 A

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sounds good. i am looking forward to the challenges!

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NEWCHICK's Photo NEWCHICK Posts: 5,224
6/29/13 8:39 P

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I am in!

Candy W.

Sometimes I may dread exercising, but I NEVER regret exercising.

Your discipline is your freedom...


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6/28/13 12:49 P

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I'm in - especially looking forward to the 10 day streaks. Question, should the weigh in dates for the July challenge be July 3,10, 24 and August 1st? Love these "Go For The Gold Challenges"! emoticon

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6/28/13 11:33 A

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July's Challenges

GO FOR THE GOLD CHALLENGES

Go for the Gold Exercise Challenge
One of best like challenges is back for another run!
The goal here is to track July's exercise minutes and reach one of the medal levels.
SparkPeople Goodie medals will be awarded to those who achieve one of the levels.
Gold Medal - 2000 plus minutes
Silver Medal - 1500 plus minutes
Bronze Medal - 1000 plus minutes
Blue Ribbon - If you track more minutes in July than you did in June.

Go for the Gold Sparking Challenge
Each day you can earn up to 4 points. One point each for:
Tracking food and remaining within or under your target range.
Tracking exercise (exercise should only be tracked if 20 minutes or more)
Tracking water (any fluid) intake and reaching Spark recommended 8 cups
Posting update on Spark People forum for Go for the Gold Sparking Challenge
SparkPeople Goodie medals will be awarded to those who achieve one of the levels.
Gold Medal - 110 plus points
Silver Medal - 100 plus points
Bronze Medal - 90 plus points

Last Sparker Standing for July
Sign up for this one! Weigh in on June 3, 10, 17, 24 and July 1st. If you weight is lower than the previous weigh in - you stay and if you have not lost weight - you are out. Let's see how many of us can end the month on a losing streak.


SUMMER TIME STREAKING!!!
The goal here is to develop good habits by doing an activity everyday for 10 days.

Fitness Streak - Exercise 30 minutes 10 days in a row

Fruit & Veggie Streak - 3 servings of fruit and vegetables 10 days in a row

Healthy Eating Streak - Calories at or below lower limit recommended by Sparks 10 days in a row

DROP 10
This one is for me but everyone is welcome to join. Goal here is to lose 10 pounds in July.
Post in the forum everyday the morning scale reading - better trend down!!!







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JET2004's Photo JET2004 SparkPoints: (38,708)
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6/28/13 7:11 A

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July is looking like fun!

May 2004 217.25
summer of 2010: 232
Current weight 12/29/12: 232
1st mini goal: 217 by 2/28/13





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6/27/13 9:50 P

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Awesome!!!

Thanks everyone for the positive feedback - I enjoy this team. You give me hope.



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TRAILRIDERKJ Posts: 439
6/27/13 8:07 P

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Looks like another good set of challenges for the month.
I am in again - this time I will make it. I like the 10 day challenges - I just have to do three sets and I will have the month covered.
You guys have done and awesome job this month.

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6/26/13 9:39 A

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Awesome ones, Paul! I'm in!

Emily - Houston, Texas

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Weakness - Rain
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6/25/13 4:58 P

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This is great! I'll be out of town starting June 29th. I'll do my best to keep in touch.

Nancy from Illinois

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6/25/13 4:28 P

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July's Challenges

GO FOR THE GOLD CHALLENGES

Go for the Gold Exercise Challenge
One of best like challenges is back for another run!
The goal here is to track July's exercise minutes and reach one of the medal levels.
SparkPeople Goodie medals will be awarded to those who achieve one of the levels.
Gold Medal - 2000 plus minutes
Silver Medal - 1500 plus minutes
Bronze Medal - 1000 plus minutes
Blue Ribbon - If you track more minutes in July than you did in June.

Go for the Gold Sparking Challenge
Each day you can earn up to 4 points. One point each for:
Tracking food and remaining within or under your target range.
Tracking exercise (exercise should only be tracked if 20 minutes or more)
Tracking water (any fluid) intake and reaching Spark recommended 8 cups
Posting update on Spark People forum for Go for the Gold Sparking Challenge
SparkPeople Goodie medals will be awarded to those who achieve one of the levels.
Gold Medal - 110 plus points
Silver Medal - 100 plus points
Bronze Medal - 90 plus points

Last Sparker Standing for July
Sign up for this one! Weigh in on June 3, 10, 17, 24 and July 1st. If you weight is lower than the previous weigh in - you stay and if you have not lost weight - you are out. Let's see how many of us can end the month on a losing streak.


SUMMER TIME STREAKING!!!
The goal here is to develop good habits by doing an activity everyday for 10 days.

Fitness Streak - Exercise 30 minutes 10 days in a row

Fruit & Veggie Streak - 3 servings of fruit and vegetables 10 days in a row

Healthy Eating Streak - Calories at or below lower limit recommended by Sparks 10 days in a row

DROP 10
This one is for me but everyone is welcome to join. Goal here is to lose 10 pounds in July.
Post in the forum everyday the morning scale reading - better trend down!!!




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