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Moving to a small town means a 4 hour daily commute to my job in the big city. People think I'm nuts but my Dad lives with me and I'm now in the same town as my Mom and Step-Dad so my life isn't the chaotic balancing act it was when I lived 2 hours away from everyone but my Dad. My siblings all live between here and the town where I catch my commuter train in the mornings so we can actually get together for a quick visit without advance planning. I found an exercise class twice a week that I love which I never managed when my commute was a mere 3 hours. I just never connected with the town I lived in for 13 years. I had a condo townhouse and communal living is not for me. Now I have a small house that backs on to a field and friendly but not nosy neighbours.

Member Since: 4/21/2014

Fitness Minutes: 15,845

My Goals:
Get below 200 lbs - I haven't been there since 2005.

Run 5 K - this is a returning goal. A few years ago I was able to then I had a couple clutzy foot incidents that got me out of the habit of running. I did a 5K in September but only managed about 40% running 60% walking. I know snow is coming but I can't let it stop me this time


My Program:
Tracking my food.

Exercising at least 10 minutes a day - preferably half an hour on most weeknights and more than that on the weekends.





Personal Information:
Beaverton Ontario (75km north of Toronto)


Other Information:
My favourite quote is actually a lyric:

"I'm a Northern girl, wild and free,
I've got four strong winds to carry me,
I've been East to West and all around the world,
But I'll always be a Northern girl!"

from Northern Girl by Terri Clark and Kristen Hall




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  • v BLESSOME
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your FOURTH WEEK, Casual Traveler!

    Can you believe WE ARE HALF-WEIGH THERE!!!

    We're 4 weeks into our journey and we made it to Regina Canada, logging a total of 7,379 exercise miles, 1,030 points for Team Portion control and measuring as well as 1,025 points for No random eating (NRE) and once again, we've had a nice overall loss this week!

    Pat yourself on the back if during week 4, you accomplished the goals you set for yourself, whether or not the results were what you expected; 1. you set goals and 2. You stuck with them! Congratulations!! Well done!!

    If you feel you could have moved more, eaten less or done anything else differently during this week or the last 4 weeks, then shake it off and start afresh!! Have a positive conversation with yourself about this week; Make a list of what's working and what's not; find new things to take the place of those that aren't. Sometimes making a list of everything provides an "AHA!" moment and that's all we need to tweak an otherwise perfect agenda. Promise yourself you're going to be your best yet and treat yourself kindly!

    Regardless, as I said last week; You should be proud of yourself for sticking with it, and pat yourself on the back for that very reason!! Very Well done!!! Be very proud of what you have accomplished!!

    Let's get very excited about this, the 2nd half of our journey!!

    During week 5, our plane is in the air and headed toward Cairo, Egypt an exciting destination, 6,269 miles away. This is not our longest flight, but also not the shortest.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is "the 9inch plate" and we are again logging No Random Eating (NRE) from last week's LGTL.

    Continue to hydrate and track even though we aren't logging points for them; these 2 things are very helpful and very important, particularly when traveling during a 5% challenge when it comes to success.

    So how do you count points for the 9 inch plate challenge?

    The 9 inch plate challenge is another all or nothing challenge. You will report 10 points for each day that you use a 9 inch plate for ALL your meals during that day. The only exceptions would be if you're eating "bowl" foods like soup, salad or cereal.

    I had never heard of this until last year's fall challenge and am very happy it was a part of it. since that time I actually DO use a 7 or 9 inch plate for every meal I eat that needs a plate. If you check out any of my food posts, you'll see it's true. Small plates work!

    This week again is No Random Eating(NRE): You decide what event, common activity, place, time, etc. where you will not eat each day. It can be a different activity, function or event each day if you like. If you successfully resist eating in the situation you chose, then count 10 points for the day; if you don't, then you would count 0 points for the day.
    This is also an all or nothing challenge.

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile and exercise should be reported after completion.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to participate to the best of their abilities. Please make sure to log all of your LTGL points &
    exercise miles for the day as often as possible; the sooner our points are posted, the sooner we land our plane.

    We, the casual Travelers, are one of more than 10 teams trying to reach our destination before anyone else. Also keep in mind that at the latest any/all Week 4 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, November 8th.

    Have fun and enjoy this leg of the journey!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing category for the Alphabet game. Currently, the category is Disney Characters!

    Every Wednesday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge will be offered that will include a few mini challenges that focus on mind body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team forum to stay up on current affairs.

    Please also check YOUR Spark Page and look for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Have an incredibly wonderful week!!!

    jeannie

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    10 days ago
  • v BLESSOME
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your third week, Casual Traveler!

    We're 3 weeks into our journey and we made it to Lisbon Portugal, logging 8,515 exercise miles, 1,403 points for Team Portion control and measuring as well as 1,110 points for Nutrition Tracking and it looks like we've had a nice overall loss again this week!

    During this week, if you acheived the results you wanted, or surprised yourself with better than expected results, congratulations!! Well done!!

    If you feel your results were not what you wanted to see... (I would count myself in this sentiment) then time for the decision to make this a better week! Tracking is a great way to see exactly what we eat and exercising is also a great way to move things along (Yes, bad pun intended).

    Regardless, You should be proud of yourself for sticking with it, and pat yourself on the back for that very reason!! Very Well done!!! Be very proud of what you've accomplished!!

    Let's get excited about this, the 4th week of our journey!! The plane is currently heading toward regina canada, 4,449 exercise miles away. This is our closest destination yet and we very well could land earlier this week than last.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is No Random Eating (NRE) and we are again logging MEASURE EVERYTHING! Portion control from last week's LGTL.

    Also, remember that while water tracking and Nutrition Tracking have dropped from the challenge numbers, please make sure to keep hydrating and tracking because those two things are very helpful and very important, particularly when traveling during a 5% challenge when it comes to success.

    So how do you get points when it comes to No Random Eating(NRE)?

    This means, for the challenge: You decide what event, common activity, place, time, etc. where you will not eat each day. It can be a different activity, function or event each day if you like. If you successfully resist eating in the situation you chose, then count 10 points for the day; if you don't, then you would count 0 points for the day. This is another all or nothing challenge.

    For example, My work day is ever changing and my goal this week will be the same for each day: NO RANDOM EATING between dinner and bed. I'm keeping mine the same because that's where my challenge occurs - every, darned night. On the days I'm successful, I will post 10 points and on those I 'm not; I'll post 0. (Please feel free to check up on me if you want. Might give me more incentive emoticon )

    This week again is MEASURE EVERYTHING! Portion control 5 points are earned for each meal where you measure/weigh all your food and drinks. 5 points for each meal, 3 meals a day. This means a Daily MAXIMUM of 15 points. If you don't MEASURE EVERYTHING for a particular meal, that meal would be 0 points.

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile and exercise should be reported after completion.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to participate to the best of their abilities. Please make sure to log all of your LTGL points & exercise miles for the day as often as possible; the sooner our points are posted, the sooner we land our plane.
    We, the casual Travelers, are one of more than 10 teams trying to reach our destination before anyone else. Also keep in mind that at the latest any/all Week 4 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, November 1st.

    Have fun and enjoy this leg of the journey!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing category for the Alphabet game. Currently, the category is Candy bar(s)!

    Every Wednesday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge will be offered that will include a few mini challenges that focus on mind body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team forum to stay up on current affairs. Please also check YOUR Spark Page and look for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Your Motivational Leader,

    jeannie

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    18 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
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    “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.”

    ― Lou Holtz
    18 days ago
  • v BLESSOME
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your second week, Casual Traveler!

    We made it to Mexico city, Mexico, logged 9,304 exercise miles, 1,520 points for Nutrition Tracking, 1,536 points for water and it looks like we have a nice overall loss for the week!

    You should be proud of yourselves for sticking with it, and for those of who who say to me, your results were not what you wanted to see... You stuck to it!! Very Well done!!!

    Let's get excited about this, the 3rd week of our journey!! The plane is currently heading toward Lisbon, Portugal which is 5,397 exercise miles away.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is Portion Control & Measures and we are again logging Nutrition tracking from last week's LGTL.

    While water tracking has dropped from the challenge, please make sure to keep hydrating because it's very important, particularly when traveling

    So what exactly do you get points for when it comes to Portion Control & Measures?

    This means, for the challenge: MEASURE EVERYTHING! Portion control is earned for
    each meal where you measure/weigh all your food and drinks. 5 points for each meal,
    3 meals a day. This means a Daily MAXIMUM of 15 points. If you don't MEASURE EVERYTHING for a particular meal, that meal would be 0 points.

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile.

    Nutrition Tracking is 10 points if you track ALL your meals/snacks food for the day; if you don't track 100 %; please do not log any points. This is an all or nothing record. (This is also not the same as MEASURE EVERYTHING - one is measuring and the other is putting everything you eat into your tracker).

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to
    participate to the best of their abilities, so please make sure to log all of your water & exercise miles before 11:59PM Friday, October 25th.

    Have fun and enjoy the trip!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing category for the Alphabet game. Currently, the category is 5 letter words!

    Every Wednesday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge will be offered that will include a few mini challenges that focus on mind body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team forum to stay up on current affairs. Please also look for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Your Motivational Leader,

    jeannie

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    25 days ago
  • v BLESSOME
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your first week, Casual Traveler!

    We made it to Moscow, Russia, logged 9,687 exercise miles, 1,650 points for water and it looks like we have a nice overall loss for the week!

    Very Well done!!!

    I hope you're equally excited for the 2nd week of your journey!! The plane is currently heading toward Mexico city, Mexico which is 6,671 exercise miles, nutrition tracking and water points away!

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile.

    Tracking is 10 points if you track ALL your meals/snacks food for the day; if you don't track 100 %; please do not log any points. This is an all or nothing record.

    We are again tracking our water intake and each 8 ounce glass or cup we drink can be
    counted as 1 point with an 8 cup maximum to be recorded.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to
    participate to the best of their abilities, so please make sure to log all of your water & exercise miles before 11:59PM Friday, October 18th.

    Have fun and enjoy the trip!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing category for the Alphabet game. Currently, the category is girl's names!

    Every Wednesday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge will be offered that will include a few mini challenges that focus on mind body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team forum to stay up on current affairs. Please also look for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Your Motivational Leader,

    jeannie

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    31 days ago
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