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5/5/14 3:17 P

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Today's snack was half a small grannie smith apple with a dip made of 1Tbs cashew butter and 1/2 C. No fat Greek yogurt.

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5/3/14 6:09 P

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I like a cup of decaf tea in the evening. It seems to set the stage to sleep. My favorite snack is an apple and about a dozen unsalted toasted almonds. I eat that combo almost every afternoon and always look forward to it.

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Lots of good snack suggestions here. A cup of tea sounds soothing, I will try some mint tea tonight.

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5/2/14 1:18 P

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I've discovered that I'm just as happy enjoying a mug of tea with a splash of cream while relaxing in the evenings. It increases my water intake and is very soothing before bed!

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5/2/14 12:00 P

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My snack is Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars Peanut Butter(2) and Nature's Harvest Marcona Almond Medley Nuts! Oh yea, lots of water! emoticon

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5/2/14 9:44 A

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my after noon snacks consist of cutie orange, apple with peanut butter or deluxe nuts.

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5/2/14 8:58 A

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Snacked on some baked crackers last night and blood sugar this morning is....wait for it......110! emoticon

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5/1/14 6:44 P

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Glad to have you back. I know how asthma meds can mess up blood sugars!

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5/1/14 4:08 P

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Haven't been here for a few days as I'm sidelined with a major asthma attack that started 5 days ago. So far blood sugars have been good in spite of meds and I'm starting to feel better. Good to be back here.

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All I can say to LAFROGGIE and INDIGOBEAR is "ditto!" Last night the bedtime snack fairy went away disappointed when I refused her tempting offer. emoticon

Blood sugar right on this am. We rock, right ladies??! emoticon

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4/30/14 10:26 A

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emoticon INDIGOBEAR! I too did well last night and my blood sugar was well below what it has been being. I an enjoying having friends here that I can vent to or ask advice from. Thank-you for leading an ear. Have a very blessed day!

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Yes we can help each other reach our goals! Thinking of you-all when I am about to go off track strengthens my resolve. Knowing that there are others facing and in so many cases conquering the challenges really inspires me. Last night I did so well at getting through a period of bedtime snackitis even though I was feeling hungry. The hunger subsided and I woke up feeling good about waiting it out, and I know this Challenge helped me through. So keep up the good work everyone --

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4/29/14 6:22 P

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emoticon I think at one point we all feel the same way. I know I just haven't admitted it totally yet. But I am here! I am trying. If we lean on each other, we will make it. I firmly believe. A good support system is something we all need. emoticon

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4/29/14 9:17 A

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emoticon Sounds as if you are really ready! And we're here to help with the uncertainty!

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4/29/14 7:45 A

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I'm trying to do one of the action items each day (or at least add one each day...otherwise I get overwhelmed). So...here is my list of why I want to be in control of sugar (rather than it being in control of me).

1. It affects my blood sugar, leaving me very tired and without energy after a sugary treat.
2. Losing weight (which I want, as much as I want to be healthy) would be easier.
3. I want to look better in pictures with my grands...and to be around to spend time with them, too.
4. I do think it is addictive...the more sugar you eat the more you need to feel satisfied or to taste the sweet.

I'm going to add that I joined this challenge with "fear and trepidation" that I'm going to be asked to do something that is just too difficult or that I don't want to do or that I am just not ready to do yet.
But, so far, so good.

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...work in progress here, and some days are better than others. have been tracking my sugar intake and i know that 'sugar' stands between me and my final weight loss goal. my long-term plan is to make healthy, sustainable changes so that i can not only reach but MAINTAIN my goal weight.

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4/25/14 4:56 A

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Everyday gives us 2 choices........1. Continue the path we are on OR 2. Start anew and change our direction to a path of health and happiness! OUR CHOICE!!!! emoticon Have a very blessed day everyone!

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YOU GO, GIRL! emoticon

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It's been a while since I checked in. I am happy to report that I have made it to the half way point and am ready to tackle this goal again. I was doing really well with the sugar craving thing until Easter at which point...lol need I say more. Anyhooo time to bust this one again so back to step one.

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Good Morning to another day we can all start anew and whip this sugary craving we all are battling! emoticon

Edited by: LAFROGGIE at: 4/23/2014 (07:49)
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4/21/14 5:04 P

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TWITYFITN60, progress is always the way, we'll probably never make it to perfection and probably don't want to. Congrats, sounds like you're moving in the right direction.

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emoticon Bethro48. I would say that you have been "walking the walk" and that definitively counts for something in my book.

Well, I was 50/50. I did make healthy food choices but I also had some sweets although certainly nothing like I have done in the past---so progress (not perfection). I feel proud of myself when I open either the cupboards or the refrigerator and see healthy food to choose from. I just need to also remind myself don't "spoil" that "picture" with bringing in less-than-my-best choices.

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BETRHO48: What a grand accomplishment! Yay! Happy Dance! Now on to a regular "sneaky" craving time--here's a bunch of support sent your way.... emoticon

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4/21/14 2:54 A

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I've, unfortunately, been away from this challenge for a while and need to return back to it to complete the four weeks. So here I am, back to finish what I began. But while I have been away from being active, I have improved my binging on sweets. I can't believe that it is the day after Easter and I did not binge on Cadbury eggs!!! Nor did I touch one jelly belly!

While I know that I am not "cured," I am definitely showing improvement. And although I have been away from the challenge, I have still been following the guidelines. emoticon

For me, emoticon this is quite an accomplishment. Thank you, Team!

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Golf inMom emoticon . Isn't that wonderful when you feel "free" from a former "habit"?

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Well, I will say that I am moving forward on this and since I have done this in the past with a certain amount of success for a period of time, I had a question that I am going to throw out there for anyone and everyone who wants to answer but also commit to? Since, I am in week 3 of a 4 week challenge, this is going to be ending within 10-14 days. I have a very long way to go before I lose all the extra weight that I want to lose. I know that learning to both create but maintain "taming my sweet tooth" long term is going to be one of the factors in me getting the weight off and keeping it off. So; (in my usual long-winded way), are there others who would like to have a team related to this challenge (a spin off, I guess) where we could continue to check in with each other and share our journey to "detox" from added sugars as well as stay "sugar free" (or within moderation) long term? If so, we could decide what our team's objectives are, either have volunteers or appoint team leaders and decide what kind of format we would like to have. Mull on this for the next 10-14 days and post your thoughts here, ok?

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emoticon Hi! Since joining this challenge I have found that most of my sugar cravings have really decreased. I have not completely cut out sugar but I am no longer binging on it. Before when I ate candy I could not stop until they were all gone, now a reasonable amount and I am done. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Sorry that I have been M.I.A. but I have been under the weather somewhat. I was attributing it to withdrawal from sugar but even after slipping back and having pop tarts (hubby loves those too!) as well as McDonald's Sunday night for dinner; I am still troubled by frequent bathroom "runs" as well as a touchy stomach.

Since most of my sugar cravings are gone, I simply would not want to upset the apple cart too much so if it were me I would not wait until Easter because it will just be that much harder but I wish you well, Kicking It, either way.

I am also in a fruit n vegetable challenge in another team and I wonder if eating all of that instead of my usual carbs triggered this stomach and G.I. upset. Well, I am two weeks in both of these so I am just going to keep going the course and see if it won't straighten out on its own. I have managed to lose a lot of water retention "bloat" as well as "waste" this past week (which I am very happy about) but if it means really going no-sugar than that is what I need to do. Believe it or not, but my sugar cravings are almost non-existent. There are M n Ms that my hubby left up in the cupboard and I have only "snuck" two or three at most since he has been gone three days out of state.

I wish I could say that I can do sugar in moderation but the truth is that my head has to be in a really good place in order for that to happen. Then, all of a sudden one square of chocolate becomes two and then three and so on. I continue to make the difference when I go grocery shopping. For me, it begins there.

Again, for me, if I eat more fruits and vegetables as I have been doing these past couple of weeks, I don't even crave carbs as much as I used to.

I think we all have to find what works for us and then try to make that stick.

Congrats, Kicking It, on going nearly 8-10 months from your last try with this challenge. It sounds like you know what your limits are and you somehow have gotten lost with those objectives. Is there something in your life triggering turning to pop tarts? For me, if it is my face or on the counter top, I just eat like I am vacuuming the floor. LOL. That makes me think that this is something I may need to come back to from time to time as a refresher course.

Good luck all with weeks 3 or 4 whichever you are in.

Pam

Edited by: TWEETYFITN60 at: 4/14/2014 (14:04)
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Good for you Indigobear and ditto for me.

Edited by: HOPEJACK1 at: 4/14/2014 (16:24)
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I appreciate this Challenge, and glad to read the other posts and see how others are doing. It has made me more aware of how much sugar I'm eating and reading labels is an eye-opener. just seems that occasionally the sugar cravings kick in which is ok if i can stay within my goal of 'ALL THINGS IN MODERATION'. Week 3 not quite as successful as previous two. So, I am acknowledging the ups and downs of life -- 'IT'S A LIFESTYLE, NOT A DIET' -- off on a fresh start for Week 4.
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Hey, KICKINGIT@56: Yeah, been there; done that.
Is there any way you'd consider starting the challenge today instead of "after Easter"? You've got a lot of support out here for you. And today, Sunday, is the SP's new week starting day.
Look forward to your posts!
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Took this challenge about 10 months ago and had been keeping sugar cravings in check pretty well until about a month ago. It has been getting worse and worse. Tonight, it's after 3 am and I am up eating pop tarts!!?? I'll start after Easter and blog my journey like last year.

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How many here also are either diabetic or pre-diabetic? That too adds another aspect to taming the sweet tooth.

I discovered (by my eye doctor no less!) about 4 years ago that I was pre-diabetic. It was already affecting my eyesight. Here I went to the eye doctor because I just figured the blurred vision was me needing a stronger prescription since I have worn glasses or contacs for nearly 40 years. The team of two doctors were concerned enough that they ordered a follow up check up within a matter of months. I wasted no time and got on the stick and started testing my blood sugar daily but also pushing to lose weight. Well, losing about 25 lbs helped but then I started slipping back into my old eating habits. When I saw that my blood sugar started to creep back up (and even higher than before) I knew that I needed to get a handle on my sweet tooth once and for all.Having said that; I suspect that this will be something that I will struggle with for the rest of my life.

For this past week, when I went to the grocery store, I really spent more time (if that is possible since I was already doing that) reading labels and switching out some of my former favorites with some no sugar added ones (like yogurt for instance). I realize that there is an ongoing debate about using artificial sweeteners but I like Splenda and stevia and I use them regularly. I feel like since I have a strong family history of diabetes in both sides of the family and I am now showing signs of it then I need to use whatever available tools there are.

I am also looking for foods that give me the taste and texture of some of my old favorites but either are sugar free or very low in sugar (based on the other ingredients). In the past couple of weeks, I have bought some Atkins bars. The two that I have tried I really like: chocolate coconut and chocolate caramel nut. I felt they were reasonable in price (if I were to buy a comparable chocolate candy bar---they are exactly the same price). I try not to have more than one per day because of the sugar alcohol but I can say that they are good enough that I feel like I am "indulging" without eating totally empty calories. Now that it is warming up (in most places anyway) I also like no sugar added Original Fudgesicles. They are very rich chocolate taste and two "pops" are 80 calories.

I am doing a fruit n vegetable challenge in another team I belong to so when I have been shopping I have buying more fruits and vegetables.In my most recent trip, I bought a lot of frozen berries. I put 1/2 cup (35 calories) of frozen dark cherries (no sugar added) on my shredded wheat and they were amazingly sweet. Also, when I crave something like a malt I make a protein smoothie with frozen fruit. If I want something chocolatey (still my favorite sweet taste), then I add 1 TB unsweetened cocoa baking powder (15 calories).

For me, the biggest and toughest part of taming my sweet tooth is simply the "emotional and mental" attachment that I have to sweets. The same goes for me with pizza. I have not had pizza since the end of January.I want to lose some serious poundage this coming year and I knew that I had to draw a line on some of my former favorites. I realize that there is another ongoing debate about "eating just one slice" but really, seriously?? There is no salad big enough to make me want just one slice of pizza. emoticon

I hate to say this but "out of sight, out of mind and out of my kitchen" is probably going to be my mantra until I lose all of this extra weight. What I will do after that, I am not sure. I guess, I have to first get there before I know.

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Thanks Inch by Inch -- Good Luck on your goals, too!

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INCH_BY_INCH I wish I could do that and have 1 small sweet treat every day. My in-laws used to have 1/2 cup ice cream in a cone every night. They seldom missed having it but even more seldom ate more than the 1 serving. It would be good to have that kind of relationship with sweets. Good luck with your goal!!!!


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If i only had sugar at birthdays or special events, but there is sugar everywhere, every day. i think that has really crept up on us and makes it especially hard to keep to the '6 teaspoons of sugar a day' (including what is in processed foods) that is being recommended for a healthy diet.

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I get I haven't thought of it. It is good statement to use. I am situational sweet eater. I been trying to discipline myself to have one sweet per day so I don't get to crazy with the sweets. The goal is to keep reducing me.

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Welcome Shannenmarie2.

Tweetyfitn60, I am also a situational sugar eater. I can go days without desserts or treat like donuts but if I'm around them I'll eat ---- and probably not just one. I loved one of the possible answers on the quiz. If my friend brought me cookies I would freeze them and eat one a day.
I would probably try that but would end up eating them all in one or two days. I need to find a relationship with sugary treats where I could eat and enjoy just one. Not sure how to do that.

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Hi there everyone! I'm on my 1st day of the TYSTC. Hope to get to know you guys better.

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emoticon Hi everyone :)

I'm kind of a see/love/eat sugar anywhere/anytime & working to get a grip on it! glad to have the team.

Edited by: MIZFIREZ at: 4/8/2014 (11:41)
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Thanks emoticon Indigobear for the recipe. I have also added chopped up frozen banana, 1 TB creamy peanut butter and unsweetened baking cocoa powder to the rest of my ingredients for a vanilla smoothie and that is really good as well.

Gwen emoticon be careful. Getting in shape can be "dangerous for your health". emoticon I too have done the "chair cardio" videos here. There is also an active Chair Exercise Team here on SP that I belong to. They have lots of added resources and links to share as well. I can't do much weight bearing exercises so the majority of my cardio has to come from doing chair aerobics.

Jeannette emoticon Glad to hear from you.

So, did any of you take that quiz from Week 1's assignments? I did. It was about what kind of sugar eater you are. I am a situational sugar eater. It confirmed what I suspected about myself. Now, the next step is how can I get my 'sugar fix' in without going overboard on sugar or calories. That is the million dollar question. I recently bought some Atkins bars. I have never tried any of the Atkin products. I got the chocolate coconut. Let's say if I were blindfolded I would not know that it wasn't a real candy bar. However, having said that, sometimes when something tastes that good to me, I want more. One though seems to do it for me so that is good. They really aren't any pricier than a regular candy bar. I am not sure how well they would travel in the warmer weather in a purse or a fannie pack. I guess, you just might have to try it and see.

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Take care of that knee. There are a number of good chair exercise videos available at SparkPeople.

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Have to brag a bit, cause I'm proud of myself today. Wednesday I twisted my left knee and could hardly stand to bear weight on it Yesterday it was a bit better but still painful. Today much better but I have to be careful how I step down. Yesterday I decided that my workout program was not going to work (at least for awhile) but today I saw the "cardio from a chair" workout on SP and was able to do it 3 times for 33 minutes of a pretty good cardio workout. I still have to be careful and stay off of it as much as possible but it felt so good to workout. Planning to do strength training --- upper body--- tomorrow. Thank you SP!

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emoticon Besides being a great combination, bananas are very filling. You can find the calorie and nutrition values by searching banana on your Nutrition Tracker page.

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I've added banana to smoothies to make them thicker and have heard that frozen banana makes a more ice-cream like consistency. Here's a suggestion from Spark message board, Recipe Requests:

1-2 banana mashed and soft frozen (it only takes about 15 min in the freezer.)
1 T peanut butter melted (microwave for 30 seconds)
1 T Chocolate Syrup (I use sugar free Hershey's)

Remove the frozen mashed banana from the freezer, drizzle with warm peanut butter and chocolate.

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HopeJack, that does sound good. emoticon

I saw a new version of the Magic Bullet blender that takes frozen fruit and makes it into the consistency of ice cream. I don't have the other ones but I really thought that with the warmer weather coming sooner (than later) it might be a good thing to have. Does anyone know anything about that? It looked pretty convincing in the info-mercial.What I liked about it is that you could make whatever you liked and you also wouldn't have all of the preservatives and artificial sweeteners in it.

I use both stevia and artificial sweeteners. However, recently I read (and I wish could remember where) that stevia should not be used by people who are either diabetic or have high blood pressure (both of which I have). I haven't heard anything else so I don't know what to make of this. Anyone else heard anything about this?

Also, on the national news earlier this week they said that drinking diet soda can cause heart disease. They didn't say why or what in the diet soda would cause that but again that was the first that I heard that and, yes, I drink diet soda.

Right now, I am just trying to find alternate foods that satisfy my sweet tooth. A couple of years ago when I first found out that I was pre-diabetic I began making some of the diabetic desserts. They were good so I might go back to doing that. However, for the time being, I am just trying to retrain my taste buds. Any one have any other good "sweet" recipes that don't involve added sugar or otherwise?

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Stevia works for me, no aftertaste, no headaches.

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I've just been reading up online about artificial sweeteners and makes me think about giving up sugar twin! i do use a small amount of it every day to sweeten plain oatmeal or yogurt. Maybe I'll give stevia a try.

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Thank goodness for stevia. I can't drink tea without something sweet in it so I am thankful that I can tolerate stevia.

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HOPEJACK1, that sounds great. I love ice cream but I almost never buy it and seldom eat it out because a little makes me want more. Going to try this, I have everything on hand that I need. Thanks.

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Hi,
I don't eat anything except for the occasional diet 7up. Even then I find I get headaches from the sweetener. I do use stevia and it seem fine. I like the non fat Greek yogurt ....

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My daughter showed me something delicious today. Put one serving vanilla low fat sugar free Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup mixed frozen berries, 1/4 cup skim milk into a blender. blend into a smoothy and drink/eat it up. I could give up ice cream for this.

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O.K.--what is y'all's opinion on artificially sweetened yogurt? I found that the one I had today (DD left it after her visit) was 'way too sweet!

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emoticon Let's give it a try.

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I'm in!

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That's an excellent plan : )

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Works for me! Talk to y'all tomorrow!


Priscilla from TX

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Me too.
Cathy

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Sounds good to me. I'm quite new to the communities and it might be easier and give us a chance to know each other better.

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I was wondering how everyone who is doing this challenge would like a place to go to where anything and everything can be discussed rather than searching for specific but sometimes short-lived discussions happen. I thought it might also create more of a camarderie and support. Let's see how it goes anyway.


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