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9/7/20 10:06 P

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emoticon Welcome back! Spark is the place to be. Please don't hesitate to ask if we can provide info or help in any way.

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9/7/20 11:05 A

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Hi everyone, I have been away from Sparkpeople for a few years now and hoping to this time stay the course and more serious approach to my goals. I hope to give and get encouragement in a friendly environment where we were all chasing the same carrot :)

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SPEDED2's Photo SPEDED2 Posts: 26,785
8/25/20 8:28 P

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Good luck. Salad is my go to snack.

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8/25/20 9:04 A

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So this weeks challenge for me is starting late but I want to eat 1 salad a day for 7 days. I started yesterday with a small kale side salad from Chick-fil-a. Today I will try to get a bigger salad made up for lunch/dinner.

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8/15/20 8:50 P

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So happy that you're here and enjoying the challenge.

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7/25/20 11:52 P

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I take my time throughout the Challenge. If I don't do well one week, I repeat a week. I also take a week break and then come back and start the challenge all over again with new goals. It's been a while since I did this challenge so I'm doing it like it's my first time. Next month I'll add stuff to it.

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7/19/20 4:17 P

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Hello how are you doing?
I am doing fine.
Just reading and figuring out how this team works.
Joined today so I am catching up.
Wanting to keep eating mindfully.
(I have done emotional eating in the past)
When I get frustrated, sad, or upset I tend to eat.
Been trying to only eat when I am hungry.
Keeping meals and snack healthy.
No little Debbies in my house.
Hope you are all well. Have a great week. Holly emoticon

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4/17/18 3:46 P

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That is AWESOME! Really a discount on your insurance!?!?!? WAAAYY Cool!

Good luck! Please keep us posted as to how you are doing on this!!!

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4/13/18 3:00 P

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Today I read about eating 5 servings of vegetables and fruits. Very interesting articles. I started a challenge at my work on Wednesday. The challenge is to eat 2 fruits and 3 vegetables a day for 14 days. I will get a discount on my insurance if I complete the challenge. I am way ahead after 3 days. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables every day. My problem is that I eat a lot of sweets every day too. I am doing good today because I have only had 1 cookie. That is good for me. Tomorrow I won't have any cookies left and I won't be at work so the day ought to turn out great. emoticon

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4/6/18 6:02 P

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Today I gave up eating cake and ice cream. it's a first for me! emoticon emoticon

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“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
TERRI (CST) - A member of the " 5% Challenge Community" and "Starfish" team, "Biggest Loser Challenge" member on the Emerald Gem Team, many Christian Spark groups, Dance like nobody is watching, Small Commitment group, and Crazy about Cats.


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1/8/18 9:31 A

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Hitting the Re-Start Button Today! Pretty Excited to lose weight AND enjoy the outside that is over 32 degrees!!! WooHoo! emoticon

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12/5/17 9:55 A

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Trying to journal food - did a couple times last week - but had to go to school out of town. Starting again today! emoticon

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10/12/16 12:09 A

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I try to plan and track my food for 7 days at a time and if I have time add to it every 2 days,so to keep it up. When I shop I go to the shopping list. I go over my menu every evening to see if it needs to be corrected for that day. If I have time I track my exercise as I do it.

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Are there many people on this challenge. I am new.

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6/28/16 5:47 P

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Tracking every day and logging my food. Gotta' do it!

Jeanne ~ Mid-MO
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6/26/16 9:48 A

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Tracking all meals and snacks,
exercising and planning ahead keeps me Motivated and
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8/24/15 1:10 P

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Keeping a journal of my food intake is my challenge!

Stay Tuned!

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8/18/15 9:47 P

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It's finding the combination of strategies and then using them. Besides the Spat and the food tracker, I like the support that comes from the other team members. We all struggle with our own issues. We can share and vent and know that we are safe from being judged by others. So happy that you are all here.
hugs ~ jeanne

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8/18/15 9:11 P

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Those are the two things that help keep me on track. That is the food tracker and measuring my food and drinks.

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Hi hope you had a great day.

Yay only 30 days til spring


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Yes I use the food tracker it helps me a lot to stay on track and see where my calories are coming from.

Yay only 30 days til spring


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8/13/15 10:17 P

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AMYSYOKO ~ do you use the spark nutrition tracker? It's a very visual way to see not just how many calories you consume, but where those calories come from. For me, this makes making healthier choices easier. I don't feel so guilty if my extra calories come from veggies or fruit instead of burgers and fries. ;-)

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8/13/15 3:21 P

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I am making a conscious effort to journal my food, very lazy with that and measuring

working hard every day to make healthy choices, to become the best version of me


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8/13/15 10:07 A

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You sound like me! emoticon

For the most part I eat on the healthy side! But I DO LOVE to EAT! PLUS add that emotional eating! It's a wonder I am not as big as a HOUSE! (Thank God!)

BUT it is a good place to start and I need to be more accountable by MAKING time to log and journal my food! emoticon

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8/10/15 12:09 A

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Hello, team,

It's so great to see all the new members who have joined us.

Jeanne ~ Mid-MO
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8/7/15 10:53 P

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Hello, All ~ Portion distortion is a huge problem for me. I healthy, lots of fruit and veggies, but I don't want just 1/2 cup of anything. I've added more protein and that seems to help to with feeling full for a longer period of time. Drinking water is not a problem either. Other than my morning coffee, that's about all I do drink. Evening snacking is really hard and I sometimes I have to bard knuckle through it. I don't bring salty junk into the house, because if it's here, I eat.

After a very hectic, difficult school year, I realized that I am emotional eater, too. This team will help keep my accountable and on my eating plan. I look forward to getting know to the members as we make this journey to better health. Keep Sparking!!



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I like this! Amy Syoko congrats on the daily commitment! YOU ROCK! I WANT THIS TOO!

PFERG66 - congratulations on the 8 glasses a day! I hope to get there someday!

Frankieknight2 - congratulation on logging in! I hope to do this daily too!

Sorry about the struggles... but they make the success that much sweeter! emoticon

My success: got through the week? (not much of a success...)
My struggle - to accomplish all the success listed above!

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Difficulty-Making it to the gym 3x a week---One more day this week which will be tonight and I will have my 3 days in....

Success-Logging all week and staying within my ranges...No food after 8:30 p.m.

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Great idea! My major difficulty is having bad arthritis in my hips--fairly recent development, so it really hurts to walk as much as I did last year. I miss it. Will try my gazelle again this next week.

My successes are enjoying the weight I have lost and the new habits I've formed. I feel weird if I don't get at least 8 glasses of water in daily. That rarely happens any more!
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8/6/15 9:16 P

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my success is that I have made exercise a daily commitment, feel weird when I don't do it. my struggle is with portion control and snacking
this past week with all my out of towners had a hard time saying no to all their favorite foods
things I didn't really even want but caved.....need to learn how to say NO

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8/6/15 8:44 P

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Hey, we need to get some chatter going on this team! What's everyone up to? What's going on in our lives? Let's share our difficulties and our successes.

Jeanne ~ Mid-MO
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