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3/16/13 9:04 P

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10,000 steps is 5 miles but a lot of that is achieved through daily activity.

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3/16/13 8:46 P

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Can someoe help me? How do you get 10,000 steps in a day? I walk 2 miles almost daily and I am struggling to get 7,000.

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3/16/13 8:45 P

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Thank you so much, are you near here? I think this is such a beautiful place to live. I grew up in the south with not much color and only one temperature, hot and humid.

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3/15/13 10:09 A

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Hang in there. It only gets better and some areas are just so beautiful to ski at.

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3/14/13 10:42 A

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Good to know. I felt stupid but it was fun and funny. With my back troubles I figured I would not take to skiing but I had no trouble.

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3/12/13 11:04 A

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The lifts take time.

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3/10/13 6:25 P

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Thank you so much. We had such a great time. We were surrounded by friends and it was awesome. I have a few bruises and am sore but I made 5 runs and it was beautiful. The views were so wonderful the snow was great. Still not good getting off the lifts but I will learn.

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3/8/13 8:56 A

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Enjoy the skiing!

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3/7/13 9:24 P

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We are doing the same of course we are splurging this weekend and staying at Gore Mountain, I am going to try to ski (only have had two lessons) and then into save mode since we will both be furloughed starting in April.

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3/7/13 10:07 A

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We have been eating at home and I have cooking less and having more vegies

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3/7/13 9:37 A

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Great start!

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3/7/13 7:44 A

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We’re on the final day of week one. We’re doing well with our healthy changes.
During the weekend we did eat out but we chose Subway instead of our usual KFC or A&W
Tuesday I made homemade chicken noodle soup in the slow cooker and had enough left over for two more meals later this month.
Last night my daughter helped me make ‘Crunchy Chicken Salad’ (recipe from the SP Cookbook) it turned out awesome! We really like it -- we used fat free mayonnaise, vanilla fat free greek yogurt and I didn’t have any walnuts at the time.
Today we’re making ‘Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken’ also from the SP Cookbook. We’re going to try it with whole wheat tortilla wraps and also whole wheat tortilla chips.

Friday is the start of week two and also our weigh in day and “free” day. We’re making a homemade pizza.
Saturday we have planned to try the ‘Warm & Spicy Banana Waffles’ & ‘Spicy Turkey Mini Meatloaves both from the SP Cookbook.
Sunday we’re doing a whole chicken with various veggies, boiled potatoes and some gravy.

Other changes we have made to our eating habits:
1.We bought a waffle maker on Sunday so we can make batches of waffles for the week
2.We’re now making our own ice cream and frozen yogurt
3.We still buy the package sandwich meat but now it’s the fat free chicken & turkey slices
4.We didn’t fully give up mayonnaise; instead we gave up the calorie wise and started buying the fat free version (I had no idea you could even buy it in fat free)
5.We stopped buying the premade jell-o and pudding cups & bought the fat free pudding boxes and adding skim milk to it and the sugar free jell-o boxes --- when we make this we pour it off into portions so it can set into a serving sized container, perfect for my husband’s lunch box
6.We started buying whole wheat bread and whole wheat plain bagels
7.And we now have a nice amount of fresh foods on hand that we’re really enjoying!

So far we think we’re doing well with this change!


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3/4/13 4:28 P

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Sounds great!

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3/3/13 12:24 P

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Great start! And so nice to do it together.

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3/2/13 12:57 P

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I think my husband would like going through healthy cookkbooks

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3/2/13 11:42 A

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Lovely way to do this, together, with a plan and cooperation. emoticon

"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."


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3/1/13 9:38 P

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Some great ideas there , I may take a couple and work them in .



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3/1/13 9:24 P

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Nice start. Love how you are doing this together. That is wonderful!!

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3/1/13 8:58 P

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Great start, keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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3/1/13 8:09 P

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Friday March 01 2013
Week 01 Day 01

I printed off a bunch of weekly planners for activities and one specific for meals. My husband and I are sitting down either tonight or tomorrow morning and going through my healthy cookbooks and websites to create a menu for our week. (we'll do this weekly as we go grocery shopping on Saturday afternoon or evening)

We made over our kitchen. I scrubbed everything down today and when my husband got home we went through the food in the cupboards and the fridge & freezer. It worked out perfectly because we're going grocery shopping tomorrow :)
Everything that was expired or already opened and is considered bad we threw out. Everything else that wasn't on the list to keep we set aside and will donate it over the weekend.

Our goals for this challenge is :
Eat healthier meals.
Practice portions.
Cook a recipe from the SparkPeople Cookbook at least once a week.
And we'd both like to lose at least 8lbs.

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