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... Competition ... after joining & loving SparkPeople (after a long absence) I am back & working hard to accomplish daily goals ... I am not always the most motivated so I found a way to challenge myself, get the healthy competition I thrive on & help people ... I joined the Pound for Pound Challenge (from The Biggest Loser, www.biggestloser.com) & for every pound I lose they donate a pound of food to a food bank of my choice! I joined a Division group from work, so far there are three of us!
Feeding America teams with the Biggest Loser & local food banks across the US to feed those in need .... www.biggestloser.com for more info or to help!
When I was growing up, each Friday at dinner, we had what we called Family Council. We discussed family issues ---turning lights off when we left a room, where we would spend our next vacation, increases in allowance, discipline problems, the organizations to which we would donate money, sibling issues, division of household chores & errands, curfews, dating rules, dress codes. Of course my parents had the final say, but everyone could express an opinion, suggest a new idea... (continued)
...or throw up an issue for discussion. This made all of us, especially the children, feel like we were an important part of the family. We were listened to and heard ---even if our parents disagreed in the end. When we helped to make family decisions, our parents' strict rules didn't seem so bad.
I HIGHLY suggest to anyone trying to loose weight, get an MP3 player It's my greatest weight-loss tool. Your life should always have a playlist~! You'll forget your even moving when you are distracting yourself with your favorite jams.
My some of my personal playlist: Groove Armada - "MADDER" RATM - "BULLS ON PARADE" & "TESTIFY" & "Renegades of FUNK" Super Junior - "SORRY, SORRY" Tegan and Sara - "The CON" Sick Puppies - "You're GOING DOWN" HIGH and MIGHTY Color - "Energy" & "AMAZING" The Wombats - "Let's DANCE TO JOY DIVISION"
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