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SP Class of December 30- January 5, 2013

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  FORUM:   Challenges/Motivation/Progress
TOPIC:   Week #2 Challenge - GET SET! Jan 6 - Jan 13 


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REFINING_LIFE
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1/13/13 8:27 A

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Met my goals Friday and Saturday! emoticon

Although, we did go out for Greek food last night. I had a hard time tracking it on sparkpeople (couldn't find the nutritional information) but I'm assuming that I went over my range. BUT- there were lots of veggies with the meal- so emoticon for a nutritional bonus to my cheat meal!

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BSLMKH1954
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1/12/13 12:22 P

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Exercises doing OK but eating too much food. I did not work yesterday so I ended up eating instead. I ate 4 big meals and had candy( from Christmas) for snack.

The candy was a gift from my Mother and Baby Sister. 3 kinds of Homemade fudge, Chocolate covered Pretzels in shape of trees, Chocolate Kisses. and Peanut clusters.

Marilyn

I have "The Spark", "SparkPeople Cookbook" and "Spark Solutions"

I set my ticker to my highest weight of 210 lbs because it gets upset and doesn't want to save when I gain weight instead of lose.
on Dec 30, 2012 I joined SparkPeople and weighed 195.8




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CHICKADEE623
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1/11/13 3:25 P

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Yay, I got my fruits and veggies in today.

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Keep pushin'


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MICHIGANLORI
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1/11/13 2:38 P

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Way to go team!!!! emoticon

Lori
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REFINING_LIFE
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1/11/13 7:53 A

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I'm feeling productive this morning! I got up early to do my workout since we are going out of town after work. I've also pre-planned the meals so I meet my goal today AND pre-cooked tonight's dinner so we don't go out to eat!


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REFINING_LIFE
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1/10/13 8:48 P

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Today rocked!!

Green smoothie for breakfast (3 servings)
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2331758
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Banana with my lunch (2 servings)
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Southwest meatballs with spinach, tomato, corn and blackbeans for dinner (at least 2 servings!)
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2342946
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And grapes for a snack (1 serving)
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BSLMKH1954
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1/10/13 5:51 P

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Getting my exercise using SP exercise videos.

Eating lots of veggies and fruit.
Will weigh on Sunday to see how I am doing.

Marilyn

I have "The Spark", "SparkPeople Cookbook" and "Spark Solutions"

I set my ticker to my highest weight of 210 lbs because it gets upset and doesn't want to save when I gain weight instead of lose.
on Dec 30, 2012 I joined SparkPeople and weighed 195.8




 Pounds lost: 8.0 
 
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KIMBERLEY253
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1/10/13 4:21 P

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I am doing great on the moving, have been doing something everyday for 7 days, and sometimes I change the intensity level.

Fruits and veggies is great too, I have bananas, strawberries, cherries, mushrooms, onions, peppers, tomato, spinach, sweet potato, asparagus, cauliflower, brocolli, cabbage, sometimes grapes,


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CHICKADEE623
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1/10/13 1:31 P

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Doing ok on the just moving. The freggies is probably going to have to wait 'til I go to the grocery store tomorrow, we're running low.

Keep pushin'


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REFINING_LIFE
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1/9/13 8:22 P

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I got my five servings in yesterday, and I have just one more serving to get in today. I think I am going to have pineapple for a snack in a little while! emoticon

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BSLMKH1954
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1/9/13 11:55 A

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I am having a healthy breakfast. Breakfast is Simple Truth Honey Almond Flax cereal 3/4 Cup serving with 2% Milk 1/2 Cup and Del Monte Mandarin Oranges no sugar added small cup.
The cereal has 11 g Dietary fiber and 10 g of Protein


For Lunch plan to have salad and beans. Not sure what I will have for supper maybe baked chicken and salad.

Exercise with be 2 exercise videos - one for cardio and one for strength.


Marilyn

I have "The Spark", "SparkPeople Cookbook" and "Spark Solutions"

I set my ticker to my highest weight of 210 lbs because it gets upset and doesn't want to save when I gain weight instead of lose.
on Dec 30, 2012 I joined SparkPeople and weighed 195.8




 Pounds lost: 8.0 
 
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26.5
39.75
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REFINING_LIFE
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1/8/13 10:29 A

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Making protein pancakes with fruit for breakfast and a green smoothie for lunch. I don't know what dinner will be (we're going to a wake) so I am hoping there will be fruits/veggies to snack on to help me get to my goal!

Mary-Catherine


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BSLMKH1954
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1/7/13 10:51 P

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got 5 servings of fruit and vegetables. Banana, Green Peppers, Onions, Black Beans, Celery.
15 minutes of exercise using SP videos.

Marilyn

I have "The Spark", "SparkPeople Cookbook" and "Spark Solutions"

I set my ticker to my highest weight of 210 lbs because it gets upset and doesn't want to save when I gain weight instead of lose.
on Dec 30, 2012 I joined SparkPeople and weighed 195.8




 Pounds lost: 8.0 
 
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13.25
26.5
39.75
53


REFINING_LIFE
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1/7/13 2:38 P

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5 so far today! And at least 3 more planned for dinner!
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SIRIRADHA1
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1/7/13 1:14 P

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Excellent! Just made a huge kale salad!

May all sentient beings be happy!


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REFINING_LIFE
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1/6/13 10:11 P

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I'm so glad I saw this before dinner! We travelled this weekend, and I got home planing to skip dinner or eat something quick like Ramen noodles. I switched it to a green smoothie (2 servings spinach and 1 serving peaches) and a medium banana (2 servings) to get 5 servings in during one meal!

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MICHIGANLORI
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1/6/13 7:16 A

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Weekly challenges are designed to help you:

1) Learn about Spark People tools and community
2) Work toward making healthful habits, behaviors and actions that contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
3) Focus on setting small attainable goals

This week's challenge:

"Living the good life" Challenge – Freggies emoticon emoticon

emoticon Target 5 servings daily

This week, it is time to find ways to add fruits & vegetables into your diet. Fruits and vegetables are nutritious, low in fat, low in calories, filling, yet easy to eat on-the-go and a natural source of energy . They contain lots of vitamins and antioxidants.

Aim for 5 servings each day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the USDA both recommend at least 5 servings per day. Choose fresh fruits and veggies whenever possible.

Compared with people who consume a diet with only small amounts of fruits and vegetables, those who eat more generous amounts as part of a healthful diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases.

Here are some easy ways to eat 5 Freggies each day:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=161



2) Fitness Challenge - Just MOVE emoticon

Same challenge as Week 1.

Set a timer if you need to, but just start moving! Whether it's marching in place during your favorite TV show, following a DVD or cleaning the clothes off your exercise equipment (and using it - we're hoping just getting down to the exercise bike or treadmill doesn't take all weekend!), get at least 10 minutes of exercise. If you raise your heart rate, that's a bonus!

emoticon Set a realistic goal. Maybe target 10 minutes / 3 times a week or add on 10 minutes to you current exercise routine.

How to set a realistic goal: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1595


GOALS need to be REASONABLE (something you can DO for 12 weeks ), MEASURABLE (otherwise how do you know if you got there) and OBTAINABLE (something you can possibly do in 12 weeks). Going from couch potato to marathoner in 12 weeks is going to be tough. How about starting by adding just 10 minutes of exercise each day (or even just DOING at least 10 minutes of exercise each day)? Much more doable, right?

emoticon Track exercise in your fitness tracker www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/fitness2.asp


3) 'What is?" Challenge – SPARK COACH

What is a Spark Coach?

SparkCoach is a premium feature that is the culmination of three things: SP feedback, SP decade of experience helping millions of people lose more than 20 million pounds, and SP mission to help millions more reach their goals. Where SparkPeople is free service, SparkCoach is paid service. The general price will be $7.99 per month. But, SP might run different types of offers for the first month, or for 3-month packages for example.

Try SparkCoach for Free - There is a completely free trial period before paying anything or entering your credit card.

I tried SparkCoach when it first was introduced and thought it was a great tool for helping new members learn how to use SparkPeople. Why not try it for free....

Reach your goals with Spark Coach: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=1119


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Edited by: MICHIGANLORI at: 1/6/2013 (07:23)
Lori
Farmington Hills, MI

Camp Wannabefit ~ Leader & Counselor (ST, Yoga)
BLC22,23,24 ~ Silver Spies (Co-Cappie)
BLC20,21 ~ Silver Spies


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