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3/1/12 10:01 A

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hi all am new
am going to cut out chips ( lord have mercy! i LOVE chips)
am going to be carefull with my portion sizes

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2/27/12 11:04 A

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I'm pretty pleased with myself. I was at an event for my son, and a meal was involved. I picked up my food (buffet style layout) and a bag of chips. I ate, then while chatting to some of my son's friends, proceeded to open the chip bag, pick up a chip, glance at it, and start to put it to my mouth. It was mere INCHES away from my face before I realized what I was about to eat, and put it back in the bag. I managed to keep the mindless Dorito consumption at bay :) (My youngest ate the chips for me the next day; we don't throw food away unless it is bad). This felt especially nice since this event was immediately following Mass.

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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2/23/12 5:12 P

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I'm giving up baked goods for "traditional" Lent. I decided on this as there is no way to accurately track the calories in such a dessert. For "Spark" Lent I am giving up 3000+ calorie binge days. Every time it's a holiday or an extra workout day I go over a bit and then give myself license to go crazy. I've been struggling with this for a while, so I am setting the cap at 3000 (I know it sounds gross, but my binging knows no limits when it gets bad).

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2/23/12 11:17 A

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This is a great challenge. I am going to stop binging at lunch when I get home from school and try to run at least 3 times a week. I have a half-marathon coming up in June, and I haven't been training at all. emoticon

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2/23/12 8:09 A

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Thanks for sending the e-mail, I managed to forget about this for a few days. I guess I am technically going to start this today, since Sunday flew right by me!
I'm having a lot of trouble figuring out exactly what I want to give up. I think Doritos will be good- basically anything that aren't your basic tortilla chips. Although I do not indulge in them constantly, they are definitely something I have a weakness for.
For what I am going to start doing- going to mass every weekend, and for fitness, I NEED to start strength training 3 days a week.

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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2/21/12 1:01 P

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Ok, I decided what I am giving up. Pizza. Oh boy... pray for me, guys.

Haven't decided what I want to add in yet. Feel like I'm sort of good in that area. Might add something later, but as of tomorrow... no pizza till April! emoticon

"If you fell down yesterday, stand up today." H.G. Wells
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2/21/12 8:59 A

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I'm game for this challenge! emoticon I could use a little more consistency in my life, not only in my exercise routines but other aspects as well.

Lent Challenge Goals:
- lessen snacking at night to maximum of 2 times a week
- be more consistent in tracking food and exercising 5 times a week

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MUSICMIX92's Photo MUSICMIX92 SparkPoints: (1,191)
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2/15/12 1:53 P

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Its more about taking two things and using the amount of time to focus on improving them but if you do something like no soda at all and afterward you just do diet or you want to do cardio 5 days a week and go back to 3 after no sweat open to interpretation

Edited by: MUSICMIX92 at: 2/15/2012 (13:54)

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LITTLEMISSBREW's Photo LITTLEMISSBREW SparkPoints: (3,390)
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2/15/12 11:31 A

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I better get in on this too! I want to get better at making my food journal and my exercise routines more of a priority and most importantly a daily habit. I also want to stop caving around sweets and learn how stop my binging.

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2/15/12 11:30 A

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Just to clarify - are we doing it like traditional Lent practice, to give something up totally for that time period and then going back to doing it after Lent if we decide to?

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MUSICMIX92's Photo MUSICMIX92 SparkPoints: (1,191)
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2/15/12 10:23 A

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Been a little slow on getting this up but here is a challenge for all the young sparkers out there.

Lent is approaching and I want to take a sparkers approach to it. But i want to challenge you all to do it too and do it longer. This IS NOT anything relating to religion except for how I am using the time frame. So PLEASE NO ONE BE OFFENDED!!!

Lent Starts February 22 but I am starting this on Sunday the 19th. It will run until the 8th of April or Easter Sunday.

I want you to pick two things, something you want to stop doing and something you want to get better at. During the period try to cut down or cut out the bad and improve your good!!! It is quite a long period but I will be sending out weekly messages to hopefully help everyone.
Come to the forum and talk about, encourage each other, and get tips. Reply to this post with your goals and Good luck

xoxo
Katie

Lent Challenge: Less computer time
Exercise more consistently and track food





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