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9/29/10 3:35 A

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Hi Spark California team, I'm hoping there will be another challenge soon, but in the meantime please let me know if anyone recommends one going on now or starting with another great team. Thanks!

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i forgot to post my challenge results so here it is:

21-Day Catching a Wave Challenge with Team Spark California: 9/6/10-9/26/10
Saturday, September 04, 2010

Are you willing to get in 10 minutes!? Are you committed & determined to lose those inches!? Are you motivated to embark on a 21 day toss a lb in the wave!? When you complete your day, fill it in along with your progress or thoughts.

Goal is 1-10 lbs (you decide weight loss). On 9/6 start~post inches. Post inches lost on 9/26 end date . Okay, here's the plan:

Weighing in: 216
Goal weight: 211
Measurements: waist--34.5"; hip--48"; chest--40"

I, Shauntay, am gonna be catchin' a few waves emoticon for a minimum of 30 minutes for 21 days. My four goals for the Catchin' a Wave Challenge are:

1. Lose 5 lbs by my b-day 2. Write/call (1) friend per wk
3. 7 hours of sleep 4. 2-3 flexibility workouts per wk

9/6 Monday: Let the waves start rollin' in!!!

I am accountable to me. emoticon I will reach my goal by being positive & eager for change. I'll be surfin' to win & be motivated with my team each day. Complete/modify your choice to your plan.

* eating: 5-6 small meals every 2-3 hours emoticon
* cardio: gonna mix it up with some kickboxing, zumba and walking
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* strength training: emoticon emoticon emoticon
* water: emoticon 8 glasses minimum
* sleep/relaxation: 7 hrs. minimum emoticon
* other: re-connect with self emoticon, significant other emoticon and friends

I will try not to bring home work.
I will do 10 minutes of abs everyday. emoticon
I will read 10 minutes each night something motivating or health-related.
I will support my team. emoticon
I will exercise more.
I will eat fruit 2-3x per day. emoticon emoticon emoticon
I will enjoy the journey.

September 6-26, 2010, I was determined. I went surfin' & wow emoticon ~ here's what I created:

Sept 6: 3hrs walking around the Long Beach Aquarium and Shoreline Village
Sept 7: REST
Sept 8: Turbo Jam: Ab Jam (20 min. ab work); WATP 2-mile walk
Sept 9: WATP: Hand Weights Only 2-mile; Turbo Jam: Ab Jam (20 min. ab work)
Sept 10: Ellen Barrett: Crunch Fat Burning Pilates
Sept 11: 2-mile hike
Sept 12: REST
Sept 13: REST
Sept 14: WATP: Hand & Ankle Weights 2-mile walk; Turbo Jam: Ab Jam (20 min. ab work); Ellen Barrett: Burn & Firm Pilates
Sept 15: WATP: Ankle Weights Only 1.5-miles
Sept 16: Turbo Jam: Ab Jam (20 min. ab work); Turbo Jam: Booty & Ab Sculpt
Sept 17: Kickboxing (includes Turbo Jam)
Sept 18: WATP: Hand & Ankle Weights 4-mile super challenge
Sept 19: WATP: Hand & Ankle Weights 4-mile super challenge
Sept 20: REST
Sept 21: Ellen Barrett: Burn & Firm Pilates
Sept 22: Turbo Jam Cardio Party & Turbo Jam Abs w/Hand Weights
Sept 23: REST
Sept 24: REST
Sept 25: Zumba w/Wrist Weights
Sept 26: SparkPeople: Fit, Firm & Fired Up--Stretch, Hip-Hop Abs: Rockin' Abs w/Hand Weights , Hip-Hop Abs: Hard Body w/Hand Weights

Total fitness minutes for challenge: 735
Ending weight: 214

i definitely enjoyed the journey. hope y'all did too! emoticon

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*Sh@untay*

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. -- John Burroughs, essayist and naturalist

Don't postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson. -- Alan Cohen, American businessman

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact. --Don Williams, Jr., American novelist and poet


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9/27/10 1:23 A

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It has all been good, I have enjoyed the challenge immensely, and have done very well with it, and had lots of fun, The pounhds are still with me, but every day I am learning what is good for me, nutritionally as well as physically. Thanks to Sparks and all my SPark Friends,

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9/26/10 11:27 P

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9/25,26
Oh, arghhh, missed the last couple of days. Went to a karate, kickboxing, knife defense course. Was the oldest lady there by decades. Didn't do so badly. Was one of the oldest overall. Still standing at the end. Yeah!
'Twas a wonderful challenge overall. I came away with some new habits. Good ones. Everyday was a different, fun adventure!
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"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbor, and let each New Year find you a better man."
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Phil. 4:13

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9/26/10 8:47 P

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Checkin' in last day, day 21. I sent my messages to team mates that were there daily -inspiring and cheering me and everyone on with their positive /honest posts. -That includes you Rory, for being the main captain leading our boat in the right direction. Thank you!!
I'll miss our team spirit but I'll try to keep it with me as I go ahead with the next phase of my weight loss goals. I am looking for a new challenge -if anyone knows of a good one starting please let me know.-I'd appreciate it. Hope we can stay in touch or being in a team again. Well, everyone stay with your weight loss goals! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Edited by: JULIAINLA at: 9/26/2010 (20:48)
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It's^^^Spread the Cheer Sunday!!

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For our last team circle, let's finish with our sails sweeping in the strong winds

~~~~~~sailing~~~~~away~~~~~~~~~~~~
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The boat has docked~Give a cheer to your fellow SPARKERS!!! Rah~Rah~Rah!!!

Let's huddle to show a tad of enthusiasm, so why not let people know that you will be cheering them on?

There is the CHEERLEADER and MEGAPHONE emoticons to use today. Send out to five friends, team, or someone new a CHEERFUL comment! Return here and tell us how it went..
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Your hereby awarded by your Captain a Spark Goodie.. emoticon
I'm so proud of you. It wouldn't have happened without your daily commitment for a change in you. You hung in there on a choppy course steering onward for a sparktacular outcome. Best of luck my friends as you set sail with more positive goals and dreams.. Hugs!!

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"Whoever drinks the water I give will never be thirsty;
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9/25/10 11:01 P

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Day 20, checking in. Well I definitely am going to continue my positive goals by checking in daily with my Spark page. This has been a really good experience, being a part of a team challenge, My mind-set is strong to stay on course and yes I would like to find another challenge to keep going. I didn't journal much but I enjoyed writing posts and reading team members posts for inspiration. emoticon

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9/25/10 10:35 P

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I enjoyed the resistance bands also, I use them every day a bit. I liked the entire challenge, and I am still writing in the journal most days. I am at a spot where I just dont seem to drop pounds, although I know it is a hump I will get over. I see lots of changes in the way my clothes fit me, My back is losing the bulges, and I feel good. and that is what it is all about.

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9/25/10 3:07 P

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Really enjoyed stretching and I love resistance bands. So easy on my joints.

Down 4 pounds- really wasn't expecting that.
This was my first team challenge and I would try another.
Can't say I like to journal


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9/25/10 12:40 P

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Ahoy me matey's! Been a rewarding voyage with me sailors. Our final day is tomorrow, where we hoist the sails and swiftly glide through the ocean waters to new beginnings..WooT!

~~~~~believe ~~~~~in~~~~~~you~~~~~~

emoticon emoticon emoticon www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbXiECmCZ94


Are you ready got today's Catchin A wave Challenge?

Today's Challenge: Right here and now share with your team how your going to continue your positive goals. How you felt when you jotted down good thoughts daily in your journal. Will you find another team challenge towards a better you...Lastly has your new goals you worked on made a new YOU!


Easy Lower Body Workout with Resistance Band
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnSh6oK-XAE

Using a resistance band is a great way to strengthen and tone your muscles without spending a lot of money. Since they're portable and lightweight, resistance "tubes" are also perfect for travelers who want to get fit while on vacation or on the road for business.

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=uij5s69iEjs&
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Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.


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Edited by: RORYLYONS at: 9/25/2010 (13:49)
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"Whoever drinks the water I give will never be thirsty;
no, the water I give shall become a fountain within him,
leaping up to provide eternal life."


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9/25/10 12:38 A

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Checking in day 19. Stretching and did a long walk today.Yesterday did not check in because I was not near a computer all day.-I helped with set up for an event and really used my muscles for hours (lifting boxes and moving things.)

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9/24/10 11:18 P

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Hi here I am I watched the video, and did the stretching exercise for ankles I will remember that one,
I will weigh in again tomorrow but so far not any loss, but I am eating right, and exercising and loving our challenge, tomorrow perhaps,

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9/24/10 12:04 P

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9/24

On deck...
Watched video, did stretching video, added a cardio video from exercise tv.Also an upper body training with resistance bands. I think, because, I constantly am demonstrating and training the same moves in karate, my body had gotten very efficient and is not as challenged as might be. The constant switch up in exercises has been very good, I think.
No weight loss this week, but changes in my body and the way my clothes fit. I'll take that!
I'm off to do the rest of the challenge...

Dianne emoticon emoticon

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"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbor, and let each New Year find you a better man."
Benjamin Franklin
Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus. Colossians 3:17

Phil. 4:13

Never let go of God!

Evil always looks stronger than good. And it never is.
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Whew Matey's, Are your sails up and flying high. I just finished my exercise on deck with the wind at my back with an oh so cool morning breeze..Did you find the quiz helpful?

~~~~aaahhh~~~~~refreshing~~~~~~

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA0y1T7ddLw&
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Your Challenge is on are you set to go!

Oh~~ so~~~wavy~~ fab Friday

Now your turn mates to:

Bring yer inner Warrior out to show your fabulous...
plus you've followed the captain orders....That makes you DETERMINED, DEVOTED & DEDICATED to be healthy & fIt...You believed in you! What a success story! TooT!
Today's Challenge will be to motivate five friends, teammates, or a new sparker to embrace that inner warrior! You choose the message be it a phrase, poem etc.. Possibly your success with our Catchin A Wave Challenge even.

Calf and Ankle Stretching Routine
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~~~easy~~~french toast~~~~~~~
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Posative Thought:

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

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Edited by: RORYLYONS at: 9/24/2010 (04:45)
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¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.♥*´¨♥*´¨
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"Whoever drinks the water I give will never be thirsty;
no, the water I give shall become a fountain within him,
leaping up to provide eternal life."


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9/24/10 1:19 A

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Checkin' in. Found the quiz interesting and am satisfied with results. The variety of exercise has been fun, keeps the motivation up. I'm surprised with how well this challenge is doing for me. Didn't really believe I'd follow thru so well.
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9/23/10 10:46 P

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Ok on board, and loved the video that little girl is so good she is scary, glad she is not my responsibility.
I took the test, and did quite well, not perfect but good. The exercises I did and will do them again in the morning so I can get the full effect.
I tried that sun dried tomatoes, garlic and chicken, it was great, she suggested thickening the sauce with wondra, I did not, but will next time, I made it last week and it was great, the garlic cloves were so good, only thing I did was use the entire can of chicken stock, and I think I put in too much, it said half way u the sides of the chicken and I put a bit more in, you know waste not want not, well actually not iin all cases.
I am doing good on my eating and exercise, so hopefuly I will have a positive number on the 25th, I can not believe this can be over also. It has been fun,

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9/23 On deck. Loved the quiz, need to work on a few 0 points. And can't wait to make the Sun Dried tomato Chicken dish. Yummm! Loved the Core exercise. Hoping everyone is doing GREAT! Can't believe this is almost over. Where in the world did the 21 days go? Crazy. Thanks for the push and support!


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9/23
On deck...
Lovely to hear Sarah give the good advice to preserve the voice; too many get pushed too far too fast.

Enjoyed the crunch workout; am enjoying all the variety.
The quiz was interesting; I did better than I expected.
Dianne emoticon emoticon emoticon

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"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbor, and let each New Year find you a better man."
Benjamin Franklin
Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus. Colossians 3:17

Phil. 4:13

Never let go of God!

Evil always looks stronger than good. And it never is.
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~~Hey Matey's~~ How was your workout yesterday? Did you feel rejuvenated? Woot!

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Congrats ~~~Catchin A Wave Sailors~~~~ You've been pounding the sand & eating healthier. On our last session on the 25th of September is where we celebrate your final challenge. The 26th is Catchin A Wave party time. Yip! Yip!

I was a little fitness minded besides our challenge I got out the Wii and did 1,000 steps.


~~~~~~a beautiful~~~~~~~moment~~~~~~~~~~~~~
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qecULT01iE


Are you up on deck sailor for your next Challenge.

Great this is a quiz to get in touch with you and discover who you are.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
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articles.asp?id=473

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15-Minute Abs Workout
Say Goodbye to Boring Crunches!

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Length: 15 minutes
Equipment: Body weight, mat (optional, for cushioning)
Type of Workout: Strength training (toning) & flexibility
Muscles Worked: Core (abs, obliques, hips, lower back)

Chef Meg on board:
Baked Chicken with Garlic and Sun Dried Tomatoes
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ipe=695580



emoticon Posative Thought: emoticon

Sometimes in life's journeys, we have to go through trials and tribulations to reach a happy ending. Is the outcome worth the troubles that come with it? You have to decide that for yourself. A positive outlook can certainly make it seem that way. Sometimes, reaching goals demands a lot of hard work. Are you willing to put up with the rain?


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Edited by: RORYLYONS at: 9/23/2010 (04:34)
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(¸.*♥ rory ♥ *´¨)
¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.♥*´¨♥*´¨
************
"Whoever drinks the water I give will never be thirsty;
no, the water I give shall become a fountain within him,
leaping up to provide eternal life."


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Checking in day 17! Three pounds have been lost during this weight loss challenge but even better my weight loss mindset has been much stronger than before. I didn't get to Zumba today but I got a walk in. Tomorrow back to the bootcamp workout and I'll try the Zumba. Thanks to all the members of our group for hanging in there for these 17 days. We have four more to go! Sort of makes me sad that it will be ending. Hopefully we can get in a new challenge together and that includes Rory who has been the best diet challenge captain ever! emoticon

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I tried the Zumba and really liked it. Will look for more. And kickboxing gets me giggling, remembering my roommate and I being "charlie's angels" back in college.
We have a nice group of mates here!


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I am working on the goodies, for my sailor mates, I love the recipe for the apple cake, I will try it. I did the zumba I am impressed on all the videos you know how to find. Congratulations on the 2 pound weight loss Rorylyons and I am trying to get it all done. It will happen

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9/21
On deck...
Did the zumba intro; 'twas fun.
Followed the link for cardio and ended up doing the less is more 30 min cardio. Wow, that one is good. What a sweatfest! emoticon emoticon
I really like Susan Boyle; my voice teacher and I speak of her sometimes.
Dianne

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Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus. Colossians 3:17

Phil. 4:13

Never let go of God!

Evil always looks stronger than good. And it never is.
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Here I Stand. Help Me, God!
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Ahoy Matey's! It's our on deck Woot Woot Wednesday!
Before we begin, did you get a moment to drop over with a goodie and tell your sailor pal what you have gotten from our challenge? Your Captain lost a few lbs and working towards a new goal. So me sailor throw down the mop's slide over your buckets and stand at ease..

````` Dreams Do Happen~~~~~

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Are you ready for your next Challenge!

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Today's Challenge: Our feature Exercise Video
for our WooT WooT Workout Wednesday!

emoticon 20 minute Kickboxing emoticon Work it matey's
www.exercisetv.tv/workout-plans/
Scroll down to day 2 kickbox video & click..

Easy boxing move:
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Yummy apple cake recipe:
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You have a very powerful mind that can make anything happen as long as you keep yourself centered.


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Edited by: RORYLYONS at: 9/22/2010 (12:54)
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¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
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"Whoever drinks the water I give will never be thirsty;
no, the water I give shall become a fountain within him,
leaping up to provide eternal life."


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I was a good sailor yesterday, and got all my movements in treadmill, walking, crunch with ball as well as my 10,000 steps, I got on my computer late today, so will do the zumba tomorrow, I'e been making grape juice all day, we had a big crop of grapes. Can't waste them, But I am on board all the way

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Checking in. Our day without orders came on a good day as I had a migraine and could not eat or exercise, barely could keep hydrated. Took an easy day to recoup from yesterday. Did yoga and stretching. I will try zumba tomorrow. Looks fun to me, love dance.


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On deck, but running late...
Stayed on course Mon and continued on Tue, but did not see you all come back until after teaching karate!
Will catch up in the am; I have time then to double up!
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Day 16 check in. I felt fine with no new orders, was able to keep straight on course. My biggest challenge has been to change my mind-set to not indulge 'whenever I feel like it'. Been working on my accountability. I think giving up chocolates was my first accomplishment of the challenge, the next big one will be controlling myself when there is a large amounts of food offered to me (at family events-where it is encouraged to eat a lot.) But in the meantime keeping the ship straight on the right path, right now feeling glad. emoticon

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Ahoy Matey's! Did you enjoy your free pass off the ship? I remained at the helm passing the time and glancing at the map for a different direction.
Time to resume our duties Matey's. All hands on deck for our last trip out to the open sea.

~~~~~~~peace~~~~~~listen~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Tuesday's Challenge: Give a goodie to your team mate and tell them in the message how important this challenge is to you. Then return and post right here how you felt when there was a change in the course of the ship with new orders and no new incentives.


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Day 15 check in. Six more days. Three pounds down. Didn't check in yesterday -not a good idea -I need to check in every day -helps me with accountability. When this challenge is over, I hope I can find another one to start-I have liked this one a lot. Maybe get to stay with the same group of people?:)

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Day 15 check in. Six more days. Three pounds down. Didn't check in yesterday -not a good idea -I need to check in every day -helps me with accountability. When this challenge is over, I hope I can find another one to start-I have liked this one a lot. Maybe get to stay with the same group of people?:)

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i dont know, Peggy, I checked SPark California for something new, I thought it was 21 days, but maybe we will hear something tomorrow, if not, it has been lots of fun

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No daily challenge?
Got a migraine anyway so I'll take the day off

Just reread Rory's last post on this thread.
Are we done?

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I listened to the video, Abba is one of my favorites. and I did the Tahitian dances, terrible, but I did move the body, and that is the idea. I have really been trying to eat healthy, get the right amount of sleep and do all the right things so, I will see some progress.
I am looking forward to what tomorrow brings,

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Smooth sailing everyone!
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On deck, but running off to church...
Loved ABBA; brought back memories.
Had so much fun with the Tahitian cardio I added parts 2 and 3!
Needed it, Pastor's baby shower today; I had a small piece of cake and some nuts.
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ALOHA MATEY'S! We are raising our anchor to sail to the beautiful Islands of Hawaii on the last trek of our Catchin A Wave Spark California Challenge. We have a change set in our sail. We have a new assignment. It has been wonderful Matey's. Let's celebrate you! emoticon

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Hi checking in, I watched the pep talk, and even tried the dance steps, I will do it all the way this evening, when I have no audience in here, and more room,
I lost 1 pound, no inches, but I am really working my abs this week and so, maybe I will see some progress this week, I sure hope so.
I am retired, looking for something I can volunteer to without requiring me to be there like a full time job, I want something more flexible, like maybe a volunteer substitute if there is such a thing. emoticon I am kept busy here at home, inside and out, I go to a gym several times a week, aerobics class and swimming takes up the whole day.
I have learned so much from Sparks, and my habits are rubbing off on my DH, he is eating better as well as dropping a few pounds, in fact he has lost more than me without really trying, and he feels so much better physically, me too, I am off all but one small medication since I have been with Sparks. I have a few more pounds to lose again, and then this time I will maintain, I had only gained 3 pounds but that was in a two week period while I was on vacation. I cant do that again. But the bread and cheese was so good.
I did not eat in front of the television last evening, but I did eat my grapes in front of my computer, We never eat meals in front of the television, very bad habits to set for your children, although after our son left home, we did get in the habit of eating quite a bit in front of the television. But when I started Sparks, that stopped, I realized that was one of the first things that had to go. It is hard to be accountable to what you eat, when it is completely mindless eating.

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Hi, checkin in day 13. How time flies! I lost 2 pounds, but it had said 3 a couple of days ago. Well it's 2 at weigh in this morning. I am very proud of myself right now for my determination in my weight loss (reprograming my weight loss mindset) and for the other things I am working on improving in my life. Also very happy with the inspiring individuals in our wonderful little support group, you all make a difference -THANK YOU everyone!!

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Saturday 9/18/10 on deck check in:
Lost 2.2 lbs and 3.75 inches in the last two weeks. I think that is a great success.

Bragging has never been my strong suit, this challenge is very difficult for me, so here it goes: In spite of my injury, I was able to work on my two sisters (I am a Massage Therapist) and help them through their injuries. After working on someone, I feel a sense of appreciation and gratitude for being able to help them. Since I was little, I have been the family masseuse. Always had the knack of finding the sore spots and working them out. All I have ever wanted to do was help people. My take on this week is that it was a very successful, busy week, and I'm looking forward to next week being as wonderful.


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On deck.

That Paul Eugene is a kick! I'll bet he's really quiet in regular life. emoticon

I teach music (currently preschool), dance and movement (preschool pullout) and karate ( preschool through adult). My husband and I have a karate school together. I also sub for the preschool program for a local parks and rec.
I was a late beginner to karate; I began in my mid 40's. Even with a bad back, stenosis in my neck, and some arthritis, I can still do the training. This is a traditional system of karate, not TKD. I have my 2nd degree black belt, working toward my 3rd degree. Due to my physical limitations, I do not do the sparring. My advancement depends on my kata (forms), and my teaching ability and knowledge. Not so bad for a woman my age!
I also am training with a voice teacher and working on an aria and duet for his school recital in November. Many of his students are professional or high level amateur , so I am glad he wants me among such a group.
At church, I head one committee, sit on admin council, sing in the adult choir, and lead the Praise choir.
I love to read! emoticon
Off to find todays bootcamp...
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I graduated at the end of June from the paralegal program with a 4.0, top in my class. I was never that good a student when I was younger & I really worked hard to prove myself for this midlife career move.

At work, I wear many hats and love the variety that I get in doing those things (it can be stressful on occasion).

I am in Toastmasters and am about to compete in an area contest - a first for me, so that is exciting!

People say I am a good teacher (I sometimes train new employees) and they are always amazed how smart I am.

What I am gaining through SP is a better attitude about myself, my weight and this journey. I am not happy about how heavy I am, but I no longer chafe at how long it is taking me to lose this tonnage. I am ok with it taking the rest of my life to achieve this lifestyle. I changed my weight goal and don't expect to arrive at goal weight for another year. Along the way, I am developing a very different lifestyle than I have ever had!

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I feel like I cheated on the TV eating and will do it for the weekend.


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Ahoy there Matey's! How did you TV Challenge go on Friday? Was this a habit hard to break? I did just fine I was out but did have dinner elsewhere than in front of the tube. Makes you concentrate more so on what your eating without distraction.

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emoticon Saturday is SUPER ME SATURDAY! emoticon

We all deserve to show ourselves appreciation and praise for what we do right. For some, its easy to be negative towards ourselves, but when it comes to giving ourselves praise, it's the best boost we can muster.

On SUPER ME SATURDAY, right here do a some bragging! Tell us what you did right this week...what you like about yourself...what talents you have...etc. Don't hide your candle in a corner...let your light shine! Share whats great about YOU!

Tell us you progress going and take pride in your accomplishments. Share your achievements with others.

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We just got a new TV and it's in a weird spot so today was the day not to eat on front of it. Won't last past today to be honest,


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My place is so small, that IS the only place to eat...I do have to watch the nibbling, though.

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I too giggled all the through McHales Navy, I had forgot just how funny it is, stretching video done, I also did a crunch with ball, gotta work on my waist/belly. No eating in front of the TV, honest that will be hard, I always fix apples or grapes for me and my DH before we go to bed, but I guess I will eat it in the kitchen listening to TV emoticon I will try my darndest to be here at noon, otherwise, I will post it. for sure, here is hoping

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9/17 on deck! Loved the video... too funny. No eating in front of TV NO PROBLEM. I can do! Can't be on deck at 01200 on Sat. will be at family reunion. I will post my losses. Have an amazing day.

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On deck!
I loved McHales Navy as a child! Still funny!

No eating in front of the TV? OK!
Bootcamp V and lower body stretch done; karate and walk later.

Dianne

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Ahoy Matey's I hope you had fun with the footprint challenge on Thursday. Did you make a new friend?

emoticon ~~~~~A moment back when~~~~~ emoticon
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There will be roll call matey's. We're holding our weigh in ceremony on the upper deck on Saturday at 01200. Have you lost inches, weight loss, the same, just post it there for our celebration.

Are you up for your next Challenge!

For Our Team Friday Group Circle:


Today's Challenge: emoticon No eating in front of the TV! emoticon


We can do this matey's It's a real challenge because I munch in front of the TV. I am going to focus and work on eliminating a learned habit! So let's work on this challenge and let's declare Friday to be a NO FOOD IN FRONT OF THE TV day! Hopefully we can work on staying away from this every day. Good luck!
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Lower Body Stretching Workout

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Posative Thoughts:

It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.

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I sent my greeting in the sand to a lot of friends, (copied yours emoticon
my menu for the day is Spaghetti and Meatballs, my recipe is simple ole Ragu, I am off for my stretching and as I said I really enjoy this challenge, and I am doing my part to drop a few pounds, now for the scales to do its part

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On deck...
Watched the videos.
Did bootcamp, jumpstart, and lower body stretch. I want to keep this habit going.
People are starting to notice, and comment, on my weight loss. emoticon emoticon
I guess I truly am off that plateau... will find out tomorrow. Friday weigh in for me, more often just makes me nuts. Hopin' and expectin' good news.
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9/16/10 Day 11 check in. Sorry for being MIA, have family from out of town and have not been home or on Computer. Did the challenge. I have found that weighing in every day is discouraging to me so I have stopped and will weigh in and measure tomorrow instead. Hope everyone is doing well. My injury is getting better, these things just take time. Have a super wave day! emoticon

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Ahoy Matey's Did you enjoy hunting for just the right recipe? I made the Chicken basil and oh my it was sooo delish.

To add your highlighted recipe copy paste and click on the add a link

Well matey's we are going to hold our weigh in ceremony in the upper deck on Saturday at 01200. Have you lost inches, weight loss, the same, just post it there for our celebration.
Are you keeping positive thoughts in your journal?
Did you add your menu daily to stay focused as to what your having each day?

~~~Confidence,~~~ Inner Wellness ~~~ Happiness~~~~
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For Our Team Thursday Group Circle:


Today's Challenge is to design your greeting or use the footprints below and visit 3=5 of you spark friends or greet new friends and visit leaving your footprints behind in the sand.

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WHEW !!

......oooO................ I tiptoed all the way here
.....(....)................. to give some (((Hugs))

......)../....Oooo......... Sending a whisper of
......(_/..... (............. support & encouragement
......(_/.....(....)....... as I leave my footprints
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......oooO................
.....(....).................
......)../....Oooo...... . .
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................\..)........"Catchin A Wave" Team!
.................\_)....... TooT! WooT! TooT!

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Checking in day 9. Three pounds lost! Mile walk today. Feeling good about staying on my weight loss plan. Grateful to everyone on our team for all the incentive-great posts and comments.
Don't think too badly of me but i'm not a great cook -I don't have many recipes to offer (maybe I should make it part of my new diet change to cook more~)Thanks and hello to everyone on our great 21 day challenge team! emoticon

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I love using slow cookers. I've got one recipe below, but I'll do pulled pork, or I have a recipe for pork with sweet potatos, tomatoes and poblano peppers which is darned tasty.

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I haven't had a chance to post much in the last few days, but I am hanging in there with everybody! I do really need to clean out my closets. I'm thinking of taking a few days off next month to actually declutter my house. Much needed!

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I also have no idea how to do the links to display where my recipe is, but I am trying this tonight, had to get the sun dried tomatoes, but other than that, I have everything on hand, and it sounds so good, so does the Lemon Basil Chicken with Basil Ailoi, I've never had it, but I did print it out, sounds good.
tonight's menu
Baked Chicken with Garlic and Sun Dried Tomatoes (Chef Meg's Makeover
it is easy to find, just go to sparks recipes.
I enjoyed the sailing, always do, and it is funny, I am always nervous, even on a cruise ship when I can't see land. but I want to do it. emoticon
As I said, my closet is on-going, but at least it is in progress, and the Lunges with Ball will be done soon.
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Enjoying the variety of exercises, but finding I love yoga and resistance bands.
Really liked getting rid of closet clutter.
I am not good w/ links but lately I am loving roasting peppers and chiles, veggie sandwiches and stir fries with brown rice.


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9/15
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did wall lunges, new you bootcamp day 3, and cardio bootcamp day 1. I'm developing a habit.

I don't know how to do the cute links, but... I made a SP recipe for a light lunch Su.; Eggplant mini pizzas. easy, fast, and good. Also, low cal. My husband really enjoyed them!
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Hello Matey's~all hands on deck!On Tuesday's challenge how did it go? I had the Salvation Army truck pick up my 2 bags of clothes. Whew that's a load off my mind. I lost one pound in this ~~wavy~~~Challenge.
Stop by our team matey's and drop them a goodie smile or give them a Woo-Hoo! comment.

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For Our Team Wednesday Group Circle:

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Todays Challenge: I love good down home cooking..Let's share a site with a meal fit for a Captain & her sailors to eat. Enough of the mess hall food already! Today as well as the days remaing on our team challenge. Jot down a family recipe or even a favorite Chef Meg dish. You decide whatever you choose each day. So today is posting fixins for us matey's.So lets get cooking!

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Ye Captain on deck challenge to you, is to post right here your favorite meal ideas, food blogs, healthy recipe websites, cooking tips, each day in this thread.


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A Better Way to Lunge!
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Using a ball improves your form and helps you get more out of this exercise.

Fitness Level: Beginner to Advanced
Equipment Needed: Stability ball and dumbbells (optional)
Type of Exercise: Strength training
Muscles Worked: Legs (quads, hamstrings) and butt (glutes

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Edited by: RORYLYONS at: 9/15/2010 (06:35)
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"Whoever drinks the water I give will never be thirsty;
no, the water I give shall become a fountain within him,
leaping up to provide eternal life."


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