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5/2/13 7:56 P

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Wow, thanks so much for all the nice comments, everyone! I truly appreciate your appreciation...

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5/2/13 3:42 P

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Looking forward to the month of May challenge. emoticon Sandy.

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5/1/13 12:17 P

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I enjoyed the daily challenges and did most of them. There are a few I didn't get around to. I plan to do the weekly streak challenge that started today. I am also going to join the two challenges I mentioned previously as part of one of the daily tasks.

I found a few new things on site that I didn't know about. I think we have a good team.
This is the first day of a new month and I feel great today!

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CJYOUCANDOIT's Photo CJYOUCANDOIT SparkPoints: (46,767)
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5/1/13 10:28 A

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I kept up with all my challenges but need to work a bit harder on #2 and 3 which were practice mindful eating and turning negatives into positives.

This was great and I thank you for offering this challenge.

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." -Socrates


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5/1/13 5:02 A

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My very first challenge and while it lasted, spring came to little Denmark. I have lost some weight and had fun every day. Thank you, Sandy
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4/30/13 10:09 P

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I learned more about SparkPeople from this challenge. Thanks, Sandy.



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RGLUCE's Photo RGLUCE SparkPoints: (46,167)
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4/30/13 9:57 P

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Thank you Sandy for the great job you did with the challenges for this month. This is my first time to participate in a challenge and I have enjoyed it and learned quite a bit from doing the challenge. I will continue with more of them. Thanks again for doing it.

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4/30/13 8:33 P

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Thank you Sandy for this month of challenges. This has been the BEST challenge I have followed, There was only one challenge I didn't get done so I was pretty pleased with myself.
I am looking forward to doing the May Challenge.
You did an awesome job of getting this month of challenges together. Thanks again,. emoticon


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4/30/13 8:02 P

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Thanks for the fun month of challenges. I enjoyed learning about the site altho we were gone part of the time but I got in on most of them. The summary calendar is very helpful. Be seeing you around.

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4/30/13 7:53 P

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This was my first challenge too, and I will be back for the May challenge. It really helped to keep me motivated. I learned a lot about features on Spark, lost some weight and increased my exercise.

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UNSWEETMAMA's Photo UNSWEETMAMA SparkPoints: (52,259)
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4/30/13 7:19 P

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This month of challenges has been great Sandy, emoticon
I love the SparkSummary calendar.
My personal goal for the month was to be in range on sodium 25 out of 30 days. I'm not done tracking for today, but before today I was only over 2 days, so I acheived my goal! (It will be either 27 or 28 days in range for sodium depending on what I have for dinner tonight.)
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4/30/13 7:03 P

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Thank you Sandi and thank you team. Tracking made me accountable. Learned the Sparkpeople system better. Learned about myself and roadblocks.

Goals
1) daily exercise in am 4/30
2) daily exercise 25/30
3) drink 8 h20's 19/30
4) daily pep talks 19/30
5) daily yoga 20 mins 5/30
6) weekly BP tracking - DONE! BP lowered and weight lowered


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BUTTERFLYNORWAY's Photo BUTTERFLYNORWAY SparkPoints: (5,783)
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4/30/13 5:33 P

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Thank you, Sandy, for guiding me through so many of the parts of the SparkPeople website. This was my first challenge, and I enjoyed it so much I will start another one for May. I am stronger than I was, and my blood pressure seems lower, even. I lost some weight, too, so overall, it was a good month. Thanks to everyone on the High Blood Pressure team.

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4/30/13 5:04 P

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Met my goals but would have been happier to see the scale move further down but at least it is moving in the right direction

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4/30/13 12:54 P

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Dear Sandy and everyone else!
This challenge was my first! It was just great! I had the best time with every challenge plus it sparked me! I'm kinda in a slump -- weight loss wise -- and this helped me remain interested and motivated.

So thank you to everyone who participated and thank you Sandy! It was fun and I shall try a challenge again!

In the meantime, all the best!
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4/30/13 11:41 A

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This challenge was fun. I didn't loose weight but fond some things I am doing wrong. The help with what is on this sight has made things easier. I'm not to explore things on my own.

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CATLADYX8's Photo CATLADYX8 SparkPoints: (98,634)
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4/30/13 10:16 A

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My goals for this month were to:

1. exercise 5 out o 7 days a week. For the most part I did this.
2. Eat within calorie range. Did not do as good as i could have.
3. Keep sodium within range. Again did not do as good as I could have.
4. Lose 2 pounds. I have lost 1.
5. Keep positive attitude. I am always positive about my journey.

Susan

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"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach." - Tom Robbins

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." - Conrad Hilton

"Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ..." 2 Corinthians 2:14



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SANDYBREIT's Photo SANDYBREIT SparkPoints: (19,319)
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4/30/13 8:25 A

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All good things must come to an end -- today is the last day of the month, and the last day of this challenge -- how have you done this month? Have you made progress toward the goals that you set 30 days ago? If not -- and many of us have been there, done that -- it's okay; we're about to start a whole new month! Remember that a setback is not failure.

If you HAVE made some progress, well done!

I hope you've had as much fun working through these daily challenges as I have -- it's not only been a great way to focus on our goals and learn a bit more about the Spark People site, but has also been an opportunity to get to know a little bit more about one another. Some of you have participated in only a few of the challenges, while others have hung in there from the very beginning -- but I think everyone has found something that was helpful either in terms of using the SP site or in working to achieve your own goals. I've really enjoyed reading through all of your responses to each day -- some have been funny, and some have been very moving.

Here's one more feature of the site that you may not have discovered yet -- the SparkSummary calendar. This is an interactive calendar that can help you stay on track with your daily fitness and nutrition goals. You can set up your preferences to show (or not show) calories eaten, fitness minutes, calories burned, weight, spark points, and appointments. The calendar even gives you a star for staying within your recommended calorie range for the day.

To find this calendar, go to your start page (under My Trackers). Underneath "track my weight", you should see "my goals & progress." Beneath that should be a box showing "calories remaining to eat today," "calories to burn this week," and "pounds lost." (If you don't see those, click on the button that says "show" next to "my goals & progress.") At the bottom of the box, click on the button that says "sparksummary calendar." You can print out the calendar if you like, change what you want to show on the calendar, and click on any of the items for each day to see the details.

The link to find the calendar is www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/s
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Keep sparking, everyone -- and I hope you will all continue to visit the discussion boards on the team! The month of May will bring a "4 Weeks of Streaks" challenge, and I hope to see many of you, as well as a lot of new names, there. ( And don't be afraid to start new threads of your own for questions, comments, or to share a bit of news or something you've discovered about the SP site -- that's what the team is all about!)

Sandy

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