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4/25/17 4:39 P

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Probably not doing so well by most people's standards, but I'd say overall, I've been getting to bed a little earlier most nights than I usually do!

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4/24/17 9:57 P

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How did you all do with this challenge? I'm not sleeping well since my 2nd surgery but I'm getting there....

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4/23/17 12:16 A

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I would be happy for a good 6.5. have my fitbit set for 7.5





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4/21/17 6:45 A

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am getting in more sleep but still feel tired the next day


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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4/17/17 8:42 A

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This challenge I think I'm going for the CTC challenge

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4/14/17 8:34 P

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had at least 7 hours last night but have to confess I tool a sleeping tablet.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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4/14/17 10:15 A

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Epic fail last night! Got home late and had to finish packing for our weekend trip, but then was wound up so stayed up even later, and even once I got in bed I lay awake until 1:45 or so and was back awake by 4:30! Ugh! We will be traveling until probably 11 tonight so hopefully, the grandkids will let me sleep in a little in the morning since I can't usually sleep much in the car. :-)


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4/14/17 3:42 A

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slept for about 7 hours last night


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
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"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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4/13/17 8:53 A

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Made it to bed before 10:30 the last 2 nights, which is an hour earlier than a lot of nights! Even got most of my packing for our trip done last night, so hopefully, I won't be up until midnight like I usually am on the night before we leave for our frequent weekend grandchildren visits!

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4/13/17 4:13 A

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Managed to get to bed before midnight last night, which is an improvement, but woke too early.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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-- Doug Firebaugh


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4/12/17 8:38 A

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Since I've already cut out almost all the carbonated drinks and only rarely indulge now, I will try to get more sleep. I am very guilty of burning the candle at both ends, although the only reason I burn at BOTH ends is because I have to get up early to go to work. :-) I do try to at least lie in bed late on Saturdays, even if I'm not sleeping, just to give my body a chance to rest even if my mind isn't! Traveling to see the grandkids for a quick weekend, so I need to get all the sleep I can before then! Haven't been doing too good on the challenges lately so it's time to kick it back in gear!

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4/12/17 2:02 A

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Having only had about 5 hours' sleep last night, or to be more accurate this morning, I'll go for the Zzzzzz's!


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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4/11/17 11:41 P

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So I said to my SO tonight, "Oh geez, I forgot to post my Spark and it's almost Tuesday!" and he says, "No, my dear, it's almost Wednesday!" Oh my Goodness! I don't know where the week goes!

This week, the schedule calls for an Intake Challenge and we've made it a Choice Challenge this time, so you'll choose which of these MC will do you the most good for you!

Choice 1: Intake some Zzzzzz's!

Are you the type of person that folks describe as "burning the candle at both ends". Me too! Hopefully, I won't run out of candles anytime soon! Anyway, I've always figured that I'll sleep when I die! There is just too much to do that's fun these days!

Yet, did you know that catching enough z's is actually important for losing weight? No? Well, check out this link and find out how two hormones that are essential to weight loss are decreased significantly when there is a lack of sleep:

www.proactol.com/pro-articles/weight
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oss-and-sleep_23.html


Read this article to find out about how best to get in a good nights sleep, why drinking a dairy product before bedtime is your best option, and how technology may play a role in keeping us up at night, rather than helping us wind down:
www.livestrong.com/article/74796-sle
ep
-important-weight-loss/


Also, in case you have trouble sleeping, here are some tips from SP:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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_articles.asp?id=876


(Don't forget to get your 3 Points for reading each article today!)

So, should you choose the Snoozing part of the MC for this week, beginning Monday night, you'll be charged with getting as many hours of sleep as you can for 4 of the 7 nights this MC is in effect.

Of course, discuss it here in this Forum.
1. How do you feel?
2. Do you think getting enough sleep helped stop you from snacking?
3. How about concentration? Did it help?
4. What are your personal tips for a better nights sleep?

or

Choice 2: Cut The Carbonation (CTC)!

For a lot of folks, soft drinks are a major part of their calorie/liquid intake and a hard thing to put aside.

Yet, did you know that carbonated beverages are not only a problem for a diet because of what they include (loads of sugar and high fructose corn syrup) but for what they EXCLUDE from a diet? If a person is busy drinking "liquid candy" all day, what are the chances they will make more healthy choices like water?

Check out this link: www.emedexpert.com/tips/soft-drinks.
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Read how soft drinks can strip us of our needed calcium:
www.ehow.com/list_6465969_harmful-ef
fects-drinking-soft-drinks.html


So, if you choose this section of the MC for this week, you'll cut out all carbonated beverages for 4 of the 7 days the MC is in effect. And, of course, post about it in this Forum.

1. What tips do you have for others who are cutting the carbonation?
2. What obstacles have you encountered?
3. Did you notice a significant change when you cut back or stop?
4. What replacements did you use?

Please pledge your choices by Wednesday at the latest, and let us know if you're going with ZZZZZ's or CTC! :)

Good luck ya'll, I know you can do it!

L.

“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.” -Dean Jackson


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