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EMILYROSEBUD
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1/22/13 10:16 A

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My goals for this challenge are:
-Get in a routine of consistently staying with my calorie range, without feeling deprived
-learn how to load up on freggies so that I don't feel starving
-learn how to feed my body the food it NEEDS and to learn to treat food as fuel, and nothing else.

“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
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1/22/13 10:13 A

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My intentions and goals with this challenge are:
1. Fine tune my nutrition plan for optimal overall health and well-being.
2. Tune into the messages my body is broadcasting (i.e. hunger and energy levels, cravings, the satiety point).
3. Tune out the concept of trigger or "bad" foods. I want to develop a carefree attitude toward food in terms of knowing that I am in control, I can eat what I want within reason and in healthy portions, and still meet my nutritional and health related goals. I really want food to not be the "big deal" that it is today.

Wow! #3 really is my real priority! The first two on my list play a supporting role! This is one of the reasons why I so love posting on SP. It brings me clarity! emoticon emoticon

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LBONNER
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1/22/13 10:03 A

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I agree about the 5 veggies.. if fruit were included, I could do it for sure.



JOANOFSPARK
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1/22/13 10:00 A

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My goal for week one is to get refocused on what is really important...what I need to eat for the rest of my life........not just to lose weight but to be healthy. I do know that when I eat right, I feel both fitter and better.

Joan
Arkansas -- Central Time Zone
"To be "heart healthy' focus on the positive; it's persistence rather than perfection that will create progress."


The difference between success and failure is the effort we put into getting there.


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BACONABACON
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1/22/13 9:47 A

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My goal is to eat better and control my cravings in order to lose my last bit of baby weight.


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FUNLOVEN
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1/22/13 9:47 A

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Although the Challenge goal is to eat 5 veggies daily (I'm thinking 'you gotta be kidding me' I wished this included veggies and fruit ! ), this will include several other goals in order to accomplish this. First is learning to work with my new Notebook computer and Windows 8 touch screen. Second is learning to know my way around Spark so it isn't so I'm not always lost. Third is eating 3 meals a day. Fourth is tracking which I have been terrible at. O.K. now I can finally think about 5 veggies :) Maybe I should have looked for a beginners challenge if there is such a thing?

Sue

Michigan - EST

"Live life to its fullest and make the most of every day."


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FISHERGIRL9
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1/22/13 9:19 A

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My goal is to track my food every day. I was diagnosed as pre- diabetic in November and have done a good job in eliminating sugar and "white" from my diet in my quest to drop pounds. On the other hand, I have not been diligent in tracking what I eat and am sure there are some calories that I can additionally eliminate to get my metabolism going.




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LSMATZ
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1/22/13 8:50 A

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my goal is to change my eating habits. I also have a trip coming in April that I would like to be in better shape by the change in habits.


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GLITTERFAIRY77
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1/22/13 8:49 A

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My goal is to continue eating more vegetables and fruits, in that order, as little refined flours and sugars as humanly possible-because that totally fosters cravings...to have more energy, and to maybe get some tips on how to continue to teach my kids to eat more healthy without being militant about it.

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1/22/13 8:32 A

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My goal is NOT to gain any weight while on my cruise starting Saturday. emoticon


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ELYRIADANZIG
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1/22/13 8:25 A

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To arrange my diet a bit so that I feel fuller longer. It's distracting when I get the munchies at night, but need to stay within my calorie limit.


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BERGEMA
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1/22/13 7:26 A

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My goal is to eater cleaner with more fruits and veggies and still not feel like I am starting myself. Typically when I try to eat healthier, I end up eating sandwiches with a load of veggies on it and salads and I get bored with that after a few days. I would love some advice for recipes that are quick and still healthy!

"I came into this world with nothing, and I leave with nothing but love. Everything else is just borrowed."


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KEEPITSIMPLE_
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1/22/13 7:10 A

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I'm trying to up my freggies beyond five a day, and learn about different filling, healhty foods and snacks.

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ANAMARI6
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1/22/13 7:02 A

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My goal is to have healthier lifestyle,eat more fruit and veggies and drink more water. emoticon


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MELINA_BEA
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1/22/13 6:52 A

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My goal is to make fruits and vegetables (excluding starchy ones) at least 50% of my diet.


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LECKERT
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1/22/13 6:45 A

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My goal is to stop snacking at night.



LISAOHCA
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1/22/13 3:50 A

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My goal is to make fruits, veggies, lean meats and whole grains 90% of my diet.


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LISAOHCA
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1/22/13 3:50 A

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My goal is to make fruits, veggies, lean meats and whole grains 90% of my diet.


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SARA20111
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1/22/13 2:36 A

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my goal is try to have a new lifestyle emoticon


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ILOVEROSES
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1/22/13 2:16 A

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My goal is to track all my food and stay within my calorie ranges.

Ania from Australia


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TAHINES45
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1/21/13 11:06 P

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Am here to help me learn what foods I should eat or not eat. To help stay motaviated and get my weight off.


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WANT2BEFIT3
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1/21/13 8:45 P

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I am here for some extra motivation and tips for staying on track with my nutrition. I have been doing pretty good but still find myself overindulging on the weekends. I am good and focused during the week...just weekends I have trouble with.

Any tips would be very helpful. emoticon



CHRISMCGU
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1/21/13 4:02 P

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I hope to gain healthier eating habits. I also hope to find more ways to have veggies and fruits a part of my diet.


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KAYTIE22
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1/21/13 2:05 P

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I've gotten way off track and have gone back to eating way too many sweets, carbs and high calorie foods. I think involvement in this challenge will help me shed some of the weight I've gained and follow more healthy eating habits.

~ Marcia
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"Rather than aiming for being perfect, just aim to be little bit better today than you were yesterday."


KSCHRAUT
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1/20/13 8:25 P

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I am here because I am close to my goal weight, but I seem to have lost my motivation to eat healthy (not that Im eating unhealthy all the time, but Im not making wise choices as often as I should be) and I seem to have lost motivation for fitness, too (though I know this isn't about that aspect, however, if I find motivation for one maybe I'll find motivation for the other, too).

My goal: stick to the plan! Eat 4x/day - breakfast, lunch, dinner, 1 snack.
Stay in my calorie range. I recently lowered it since I havent been working out as faithfully as I sued to, and it was higher since I used to burn a lot of calories when I worked out every day. Something to think about: if I want to eat more, I need to workout more!


Krystal
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MEEMAH2013
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1/20/13 7:37 P

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What I hope to get out of this challenge is to recognize a heathy diet and implament that diet in order to loose weight..

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3

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MICHADOODLE93
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1/20/13 4:54 P

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I would love to stop over eating & under eating, and just stay in the middle! I also want to cut the junk out of my diet. In general I'm pretty healthy, but when I overeat, everything comes in.

In 4 years, I've lost 123 pounds. I should be hanging from a charm bracelet by now.


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NKOUAMI26
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1/20/13 10:05 A

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My goal is to learn how to add more fiber into my diet as well as nutritious food and staying within my caloric range.

"A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her."

— Max Lucado



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AMYBARKER
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1/20/13 9:20 A

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My goal is to introduce more fibre into my diet and to get 5 portions of fruit or veggies a day whilst staying within my ranges for calories, fat, carb and protein.


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KKENNEY67
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My goasl for week 1 are to track all my food and eat within the calorie ranges. I am also going to aim for 5 fruit/vegetables a day.

Kris


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COOKIE352
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1/19/13 7:42 P

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My goal is to eat at least 1200 calories a day. I usually come under 1000.

Cookie352


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CHRISMCGU
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1/19/13 5:16 P

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While I do okay on my calorie limits, I find that often the foods I eat are not that healthy. I want try more vegetables and fruits and not limit myself to salads.


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PASLLS1
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1/19/13 3:42 P

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I am excited about losing weight



ROBINP39
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1/19/13 2:56 P

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My goal this week is to eat at least 3 new vegetables OR prepare at least 3 old favorites in a new way AND increase my activity level by 5 minutees per day.


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SUGAHHUNEY
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My goal is to break down my main meals into smaller meals that incorporates more vegs, I love fruits so that not a big issue to eat for me. To find more ways to prepare veg so they are tasty. emoticon m emoticon mmmmmm!

““Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.”


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LKORNEGAY
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1/19/13 11:18 A

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This week I will focus on eating more fresh and steamed veggies. To eat 3-4 servings a day and plan my meals ahead of time.



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1/19/13 11:07 A

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My goal is exactly what this challenge states: "Eat Better, Feel Fitter"

Nancy

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My goal is to eat more vegetables. I have the fruits down and I want to increase my protein a little bit more. I also am going to continue to measure and weight my food to stay on track.


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SOOKIE
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1/18/13 10:54 P

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My goal is to eat more greens, increase my Vitamin D levels.

I do notice that when I eat better I feel better. My body definately knows the difference between the good and bad foods.

Sookie!

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TODOMEPASA
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Getting enough daily calcium, potassium and vitamin C; lowering daily sodium. Low fat, enough protein, good carbs. Eating 1200-1550 cals a day as my tracker says. Exercising 40 mins a day, 6 days a week.

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SPRING1973
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my goal is to eat more steamed vegetables & increase my protein %





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SARA20111
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1/18/13 11:53 A

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My goals to eat healthier and to replace fast food and fries to vegetables and fruits.hope to change and learn a good habits with you team emoticon


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BELIEVING-N-ME
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1/18/13 11:21 A

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My goal is to try more fruit and vegetables, since I don't eat them now. Will work on addding 2-3 freggies a day, as of now I do good if I eat 3 a week.:(

Julia (Central Time Zone)

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ROJASTARR
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My goal is to not let long hectic work days derail my healthy eating plans. It has been way to easy to just run thru a drive thru on the way home from work and order takeout at work. There are always high calories sugary snacks being brought in and left lying around. I need to plan my own snacks and shore up my will power so I do not mindlessly snack on those empty calories.

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LAURENXX19
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1/17/13 4:21 P

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I want to eat more fruits and vegetables a day, along with making healthier choices when it comes to snacking.


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WESTIEGAL1
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I'd like to incorporate more fruits and veggies and ward off bad food snack attacks!

Ella

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DILETTA24
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1/17/13 12:36 P

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I tried eating a vegan diet for one month and easily lost 15lbs. I am using this challenge to get me back into a vegan eating program. Fortunately, I love vegetables. I am really looking forward to this challenge.


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SRMACEY29
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My goal is to make myself more aware of what 'good' food choices are, and implement them into my daily routine.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ~Buddha~


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What I always hated about dieting was feeling deprived. That's why I'm looking for foods that I can eat without packing on pounds.
My goal is to consistently eat 4-5 servings of fruits and veggies by the end of the challenge. Plus, I hope to add at least one new healthy food option to my diet each week.


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Please share your goals and what you hope to accomplish by completing the Challenge!

Edited by: COACH_NICOLE at: 1/17/2013 (10:55)

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