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7/24/11 9:51 A

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Good morning, everyone -- or afternoon or evening, as the case may be.

Just wanted to let you know I added a team goal to post once a week. I thought it would be a nice way to keep in touch and keep on track.

To be honest, it's hard coming up with team goals. I'm not sure if anyone can add them, or it's something only the team leaders can do. I'm also not sure if I should keep them strictly related to this team -- about flexing. Really it can be anything you make it, but what would you rather see? I've seen some teams use goals like drinking enough water and stuff like that even if it's not exactly related to the team. Or are you not really interested in using the team goals? I'd love to hear from you on this.

If you scroll way down to the bottom of the main page for our team (where all the topics are listed), that's where you see the team goals.

One more thing -- when I enter a team goal. there's a standard format you have to follow, but because of that the wording comes out all weird. That's why... in case you were wondering :)

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7/19/11 8:42 A

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How are you doing with your well-balanced diet?

I'm doing okay... when I track, anyway. Yesterday I came up just 2 grams short on protein, but I was glad that I stuck under the calorie limit. Some days -- you know -- it's just harder.

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MOMGABE's Photo MOMGABE Posts: 381
7/10/11 4:32 P

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Still struggling to get my calories down to the recommended Spark people range. Usually my food is reasonably well-balanced but yesterday was a total JUNK-OUT. Am back on track today with a salad for lunch and limited dressing.

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7/7/11 10:24 P

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"Well-balanced".... A bit under in protein and fat today and quite a bit OVER in carbs. The only thing I ate that was super carb heavy was stupid Special K cereal. I thought I'd try something different today... normally I eat Kashi cereals. Oh well. At least I'm WITHIN RANGE (for a change) on calories.

How's everyone else doing?

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7/7/11 9:23 A

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Sounds good, I have never thought of adding spinach to a smoothie.

Rob

I've found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example - to lead with your fork, not your mouth. ~Bernie Wilke
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7/6/11 10:05 P

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My basic recipe for a green smoothie is 2 cups water, 5-6 cups spinach (you can use kale or other types of greens), a large banana, 1 tbsp flax oil and 2-3 cups frozen fruit. I also add ice cubes if I want it thicker.

There are other recipes at a website called greensmoothiegirl.com. If you have trouble getting past the color, you can add berries such as blueberries or raspberries which makes the drink turn purple. I personally don't mind the color. I find drinking green smoothie is a quick,easy way to add greens to my food plan without having to use salad dressing.

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7/6/11 2:04 P

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What is a green smoothie? I love fruit smoothies on a hot summer afternoon, but never had a green one :)

Rob

I've found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example - to lead with your fork, not your mouth. ~Bernie Wilke
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7/6/11 9:20 A

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Starting July 5th I joined a 60-day challenge team. Everyone is setting individual goals. My goal is to track my food (every morsel) daily. I haven't been doing this lately because it is easier to sneak in "junk" when I don't account for the calories.
Anyway, I tracked all my food yesterday. I did go over my calorie range by 166 calories but I felt good about the fact that I tracked. I have started having a green smoothie with my dinner and have found over the last 2 days that I am not craving sweets in the evening when I do. The fruit in the green smoothie must be helping.
Hope everyone has a great day.

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7/6/11 8:58 A

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How's it going so far? Do you use the nutrition tracker to keep you on track? I like using it.

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7/2/11 2:40 P

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Great challenge. Had a green smoothie this morning for breakfast plus a whole wheat bagel with freshly ground peanut butter. Plan to have a large salad for dinner. Bought romaine lettuce and lots of fresh veggies at the farmer's market this morning. YUM!

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7/1/11 8:21 P

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7/1/11 11:28 A

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For me, today is Day 1 back on. I haven't been eating the best this past month, not horrendous, but basically eating whatever other people bought or prepared. Usually that's fine. I would weigh 300 pounds if I ate that buttery noodle dish my mom and aunt prepared! It was good but my goodness I don't eat like that anymore. Cheese, butter, and noodles... what's not to like? haha. So today I begin again making more of a conscious effort to eat right.

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7/1/11 11:24 A

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Here's the challenge:

Eat a well balanced diet. Make sure you're getting an appropriate amount of all food groups. And water.

~JODROX~


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