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9/24/12 11:32 P

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day 6 . had fruit for desert instead of yummy looking cake.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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KKENNEY67's Photo KKENNEY67 Posts: 1,801
9/23/12 5:15 P

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Day 4 Thursday No HFCS
Day 5 Friday...it was not a good day overall for food so I'm sure there were some HFCS's in there somewhere
Day 6 Saturday No HFCS
Day 7 Sunday No HFCS

Overall all 6/7 for me...not too bad.

Kris


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 15,263
9/22/12 10:58 P

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day 5 none today.

i may be able to post only occassionally next week, if at all.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 15,263
9/21/12 1:04 A

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day 4. no HFCS. ate well, actually.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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KKENNEY67's Photo KKENNEY67 Posts: 1,801
9/20/12 4:16 P

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Wednesday Day 3 No HFCS



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ALICIALYNNE's Photo ALICIALYNNE Posts: 1,566
9/20/12 8:50 A

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Tuesday and Wednesday were about the same as Monday, thanks to those delicious ribs. Except I also had McDonalds yesterday for lunch. I mean, it's McDonalds. Something in there had to have HFCS in it.
Today, though, we shall see. I am going to have Taco Bell for lunch, need to check to see if that has HFCS in it (and yes, I've planned out my day- even with the splurge for lunch, I will be under my calories, and within range on everything else!). I know my dinner will not have it, I'm making yummy enchiladas with a home made salsa. The tortillas are corn, but not made with actual corn syrup in them.

St. Leo's 5k: 3/17/12 51:07
FCLEMF 5K: 4/28/12 50:45 (CORRECTING TYPO- HAD IT AS 40 INSTEAD OF 50!)
Race for the Cure 5k: 5/5/12 61:51
St. Leo's 10k: 3/16/13 1:34:44 PR for mile pace!

Goal: Run 1 mile straight! 4/24/12
Goal: Run 1 mile in 15 minutes! 8/22/12

Consistently drink 8 cups of water per day.

120 minutes of exercise per week.


MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 15,263
9/19/12 10:20 P

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day 3 no hfcs actually, no sugar other than fruit.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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KKENNEY67's Photo KKENNEY67 Posts: 1,801
9/19/12 3:29 P

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Tuesday Day 2/7 No HFCS

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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 15,263
9/18/12 11:12 P

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L, enjoy your trip.
i don't think i had any hfcs yesterday or today.
day 2

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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KKENNEY67's Photo KKENNEY67 Posts: 1,801
9/18/12 3:03 P

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Monday-I didn't each much processed food but the ones I did were HFCS free!


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ALICIALYNNE's Photo ALICIALYNNE Posts: 1,566
9/18/12 10:40 A

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Monday- I can't look at the label right this second, but I am almost positive my Doritos and my little 100 calorie pack of yogurt pretzels have HFCS in them, in a negligible amount. I stuck to one true serving of each. There is also the possibility that the BBQ sauce that I made my ribs in has it, but again- negligible amount, since I only use a couple tsp. worth of sauce per serving. I know for a fact my dinner didn't have any, because it was yummy homemade soup!

St. Leo's 5k: 3/17/12 51:07
FCLEMF 5K: 4/28/12 50:45 (CORRECTING TYPO- HAD IT AS 40 INSTEAD OF 50!)
Race for the Cure 5k: 5/5/12 61:51
St. Leo's 10k: 3/16/13 1:34:44 PR for mile pace!

Goal: Run 1 mile straight! 4/24/12
Goal: Run 1 mile in 15 minutes! 8/22/12

Consistently drink 8 cups of water per day.

120 minutes of exercise per week.


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9/18/12 9:56 A

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Yeah HFCS is in everything. I was allergic to corn as a kid let me tell you how limited my life was. Ok I have yogurt as apart of my breakfast every morning and Dannon today, and there is HFCS in that. Not cool yogurt not cool.

I'm doing this for me, and no one else.


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9/17/12 12:46 P

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I'm in. Time to get back on track after vacation.

Kris


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LBSPOERL's Photo LBSPOERL Posts: 1,094
9/17/12 10:32 A

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I'll definitely tackle this one on for the week!

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ALICIALYNNE's Photo ALICIALYNNE Posts: 1,566
9/17/12 8:24 A

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This will be a tough one, just because I started paying attention to this several months ago, and have therefore already kicked a lot of junk out of my diet.
HFCS in and of itself is not horrible. The problem is that it is in seemingly EVERYTHING. Things that really should not be heavily sweetened end up sweetened, and so we end up with way too much overall sugars in our body.

St. Leo's 5k: 3/17/12 51:07
FCLEMF 5K: 4/28/12 50:45 (CORRECTING TYPO- HAD IT AS 40 INSTEAD OF 50!)
Race for the Cure 5k: 5/5/12 61:51
St. Leo's 10k: 3/16/13 1:34:44 PR for mile pace!

Goal: Run 1 mile straight! 4/24/12
Goal: Run 1 mile in 15 minutes! 8/22/12

Consistently drink 8 cups of water per day.

120 minutes of exercise per week.


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9/17/12 2:22 A

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Hello all!

The last few times when we did this MC, Easter and Halloween have been upon us (coincidence? nahhhh), and no matter what religion you are, both of these are sugary holidays so it's going to be around, in the stores, possibly right under your nose!
About Candy.....
How do you rationalize eating bad-for-you stuff?
"Oh, I'll just eat a couple pieces of candy and it won't be so bad"
"A mini-sized bar...less than 100 calories!"
"My child won't miss a few pieces out of their bag, basket, etc...."
"It's a Chocolate BUNNY, for Pete's sake, how bad can a bunny be?"

I started, as I said above, with my weight loss journey just before Halloween 4.5 years ago (read my 'story' in the Spark Story Thread on the main page) on 10/17/07, and Halloween was a tricky time for me. Just short of only two weeks back on the Spark wagon and in order to protect myself from the evilness called chocolate, I found myself hurling (yes, hurling) individually wrapped pieces of milk chocolate temptation out across the lawn, into the woods and thus away from me so I wouldn't eat them.

Some of you may actually remember the Great Chocolate Hurling Incident of 2007. I think it was written up in our local paper. Headlines read, "Crazed Fat Woman Hurls Hersheys!"

It was, by all accounts, a desperate measure. And I was desperate.

That said, there ARE less, shall we say, crazy ways to stave off the sugary treats that call our names and make us want to eat them. Sparkpeople has helped me realize that I am only hurting myself when I pack in the chocolate, the Peeps, the specialty M&M's and the Whoppers (the name ALONE should make me want to stay away) no matter what shape they come in and no matter the season. Intake of too much sugar, and especially items with High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) can be detrimental to my body and my diet. More so than I even knew way back then.

We cannot stop the barrage of chocolate and other sweet delectables that flood the markets every perceived holiday but we CAN take control and win the war for ourselves, our health and our bodies. This weeks MC is to keenly watch the amount of refined sugar, fructose, glucose & HFCS that we ingest into our bodies. It's in much, much more than just chocolate & other sweet stuff.

Now, and here's the tricky part, HFCS can be lurking in places that you might not realize they are. For instance there is loads of HCFS in canned sodas (we broke that cycle 2 weeks ago, yes?), in breakfast cereals, in ketchup and in snack bars & power bars. So, your MC is to read labels & choose wisely!

For 4 days out of the 7 this MC is in effect, make a substitution of a healthy snack when you find too much HFCS, refined sugar, glucose or frutose in a food that you might otherwise have eaten had you not been paying attention.

Report in this Forum exactly where you are finding the hidden sugar in your diet and what substitution you made so that it can help us all!!!

Also, did you know that refined sugar is THE number one offender in causing 'belly fat'? Ewwww....and we just finished all those crunches! Don't let all that work go to waste!

Read this one page SP article about sugar substitutions: tinyurl.com/2ztmmr

Read more about HCFS and why it's harmful: tinyurl.com/pnz36

Read about breakfast cereal scams & how much sugar there really IS in the morning staple:
tinyurl.com/32w78g

Don't forget to get your 3 points EACH for reading the articles.....above all, have fun with this and enjoy your week.

This one, I would LOVE for a lot of the team to succeed in doing, so for this week, accomplishing thie the Mini Challenge alone (4 out of 7 days) will earn you the Golden Crown Award! emoticon Although, I'll be out of town next week so the Crowns may come a little late...sorry about that!

Hugs ya'll and remember to Say No to HFCS!

L.

"Brick walls are there for a reason. They let us prove how badly we want things." -Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon Univ. Professor

"Do or do not. There is not try." - Yoda, Jedi Master

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has a genius in it!" - Goethe


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