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3/12/11 9:10 P

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To minimize the madness I am heading out on a three day solo vacation. No schedule, no expectations. My plan is to walk an hour or two a day and enjoy three small but delicious meals.

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3/4/11 4:19 P

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To minimize stress, both for me and the other middle school transition teacher at my school, we have worked out a rotation that allows us to each have an hour every other day kid-free for planning (we have our kids all day, and have no planning built into our schedules) I am looking for ways to give myself some down time, but having a hard time with that. Between school, work, and my 5 kids schedules, it is really hard! Struggle sometimes with having time to spend with my family, much less taking time for me!

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3/4/11 4:01 P

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As a vegetarian, # 3 is a breeze!

# 2 I feel confident I can do.

For The first goal, I think I'm going to try and do yoga every day, even for 10 minutes.



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3/3/11 11:34 A

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These challenges are perfect. My progress in February really fell behind do to stress and chaos. I think just recognizing the fact that there are stresses in my life is what will really help me move forward.

I love the meatless meal idea, my big problem when I go meatless is that I often go protein-less as well. So I will focus on making sure there is still protein in there somewhere.

And the exercise goal is great, it is getting warmer, so I have no excuse for just keeping myself hunkered down in the house. Time to get moving again.

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3/2/11 3:45 P

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II love this challenge. Its a great way to get me to really think about, acknowledge and address the things that are really causing me to be stressed. As for getting in the exercise that no problem for me, believe it or not, I love to exercise. The meatless day is something that I have been considering for sometime now so this challenge has just sealed the deal.
I wish everyone succes on this challenge.

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3/1/11 8:30 P

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One of my stressors is the clutter in my life. So my goal this month is to declutter a room a week. Then when we get ready to move we will be ready

I can get the exercise in. My routine is pretty set.

Meatless day and green veggies will be the tough one for me. But I will give it a go.

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3/1/11 2:04 P

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I Love this idea: The Madness I'm going to decrease by taking this quarter off from classes. I took 2 over the Winter and have felt totally behind. So, I'm going to use this Spring to declutter my mind.

2011 Exercise calories per week is perfectly doable.

1 meatless meal is going to be a challenge, as I am definitely a carnivore. Does breakfast count?

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3/1/11 10:28 A

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Minimize the Madness is a great idea - a challenge to help us simplify our lives -
making movement and menu planning a priority for me
I think walking my dogs is the biggest thing I can do,
We all feel so much better when they get to move too!



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3/1/11 8:51 A

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knowing that spring is just around the corner is already making me feel less stressed.

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3/1/11 7:28 A

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Perfect timing for me to focus on reducing stress !! I spent the majority of Feb feeling behind at work.

This month, I am focusing on delegating and escalating ... asking for help early on when I realize I have too much to do and I need help.

The meatless meals are also great for me with Lent starting next week.

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2/28/11 11:30 P

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I love your ideas for March challenges and I agree with all of them. So, we're going to focus on mind and body.

First- minimize the madness so you can focus more on the healthy habits. Post to this discussion thread and tell us how you're working to reduce the stressors in your life.

Second- move your muscles in March and burn more calories! Let's all try to achieve that 2,011 calorie per week goal!

Third- Have at least one meatless day a week AND get in some extra GREEN vegetables!

Earn one bonus point a week for each of these.... up to 3 bonus points per week in March! How's that for March Madness????

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