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1/7/15 2:19 P

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Great minds in sync! We RULE, or in this case, REIGN.

I have moved the sticker from We GOT This to Reign in 2015. See YINZ there.
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Cassie, I love your idea, but anxious me went ahead and opened a 2015 thread. It's Reign in 2015! Boo and I have already started posting there.

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Congratulations, Jolkey. You are so steadfast and I always admire this about you.

What should we do for 2015?

I was thinking of Maintain you Routines in 2015?


�The more we witness our emotional reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain.� ― Pema Ch�dr�n



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12/31/14 11:05 A

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Completed all my goals for 2014!! emoticon emoticon

----------- update on my yearly goals
Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment -- (**Finished cuddle!! **Finished stuffed giraffe!! **finished 35 of 35 squares! Finished hand warmers!!)
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 10 low carb meals a week. Changed to 10 per week from 12. --- **100% so far
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball --- **so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio -- **so far so good!
** Cardio burn at least 2600 cals per week. --- **kind of lost track, but I do a lot!
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH -- **15 so far
** 2 non-vacation 3-hour hikes with DH -- **1 so far -- change to 2.5 hour or more -- **3 so far
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification -- **19 hours so far
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)**good progress so far, up to 10 minutes at 4 mph and 8 minutes at 5 mph!

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12/29/14 11:00 A

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----------- update on my yearly goals
Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment -- (**Finished cuddle!! **Finished stuffed giraffe!! **finished 34 of 35 squares! Finished hand warmers!!)
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 10 low carb meals a week. Changed to 10 per week from 12. --- **100% so far
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball --- **so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio -- **so far so good!
** Cardio burn at least 2600 cals per week. --- **kind of lost track, but I do a lot!
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH -- **15 so far
** 2 non-vacation 3-hour hikes with DH -- **1 so far -- change to 2.5 hour or more -- **3 so far
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification -- **19 hours so far
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)**good progress so far, up to 10 minutes at 4 mph and 8 minutes at 5 mph!

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12/3/14 11:19 A

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Hi Cassie!

-------------- update on my yearly goals
Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment -- (**Finished cuddle!! **Finished stuffed giraffe!! **finished 33 of 35 squares! Finished hand warmers!!)
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 10 low carb meals a week. Changed to 10 per week from 12. --- **100% so far
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball --- **so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio -- **so far so good!
** Cardio burn at least 2600 cals per week. --- **kind of lost track, but I do a lot!
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH -- **15 so far
** 2 non-vacation 3-hour hikes with DH -- **1 so far -- change to 2.5 hour or more -- **3 so far
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification -- **19 hours so far
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)**good progress so far, up to 10 minutes at 4 mph and 8 minutes at 5 mph!

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11/16/14 9:59 P

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HI Jolkey!

Thinking of you and all the other sparkers. I am trying to reel myself in before the holidays get infull swing. My weight is up and my habits are not helping.

Onward!




�The more we witness our emotional reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain.� ― Pema Ch�dr�n



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9/30/14 2:15 P

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Hi Cassie!

-------------- update on my yearly goals
Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment -- (**Finished cuddle!! **Finished stuffed giraffe!! **finished 28 of 35 squares! Finished hand warmers!!)
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 10 low carb meals a week. Changed to 10 per week from 12. --- **100% so far
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball --- **so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio -- **so far so good!
** Cardio burn at least 2600 cals per week. --- **kind of lost track, but I do a lot!
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH -- **15 so far
** 2 non-vacation 3-hour hikes with DH -- **1 so far -- change to 2.5 hour or more -- **3 so far
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification -- **19 hours so far
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)**good progress so far, up to 10 minutes at 4 mph and 8 minutes at 5 mph!

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9/18/14 12:53 P

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Hi All,

Sorry I am so remiss at Spark. I was just with Jazzy in NYC. Had such a great time touring, talking and dining.

We mentioned our love and gratitude for this team.

Even though we are not "regulars" we feel connected.
I am finding it hard to buckle down and have a disciplined approach to eating for weight loss.

I do feel I "got this" via the good habits that are integrated in my life.

I don't feel I "got this" in terms of emotional and night time eating.

I am at the upper end of my acceptable weight and am determined to never let myself get above 220.

I do want to work on not overeating and grazing in the evening.

BUt, for right now I am going to get off my booty and move.

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�The more we witness our emotional reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain.� ― Pema Ch�dr�n



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9/8/14 11:25 A

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Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment -- (**Finished cuddle!! **Finished stuffed giraffe!! **finished 23 of 35 squares!)
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 10 low carb meals a week. Changed to 10 per week from 12. --- **100% so far
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball --- **so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio -- **so far so good!
** Cardio burn at least 2600 cals per week. --- **kind of lost track, but I do a lot!
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH -- **15 so far
** 2 non-vacation 3-hour hikes with DH -- **1 so far -- change to 2.5 hour or more -- **2 so far
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification -- **16 hours so far
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)**good progress so far, up to 10 minutes at 4 mph and 8 minutes at 5 mph!

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Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment -- (**Finished cuddle!! **Finished stuffed giraffe!! **finished 20 of 35 squares!)
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 10 low carb meals a week. Changed to 10 per week from 12. --- **100% so far
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball --- **so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio -- **so far so good!
** Cardio burn at least 2600 cals per week. --- **kind of lost track, but I do a lot!
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH -- **14 so far
** 2 non-vacation 3-hour hikes with DH -- **1 so far -- change to 2.5 hour or more -- **2 so far
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification -- **16 hours so far
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)**good progress so far, up to 10 minutes at 4 mph and 8 minutes at 5 mph!

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Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment -- (**Finished cuddle!! **Finished stuffed giraffe!! **finished 13 of 35 squares!)
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 10 low carb meals a week. Changed to 10 per week from 12. --- **100% so far
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball --- **so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio -- **so far so good!
** Cardio burn at least 2600 cals per week. --- **kind of lost track, but I do a lot!
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH -- **14 so far
** 2 non-vacation 3-hour hikes with DH -- **1 so far -- change to 2.5 hour or more -- **2 so far
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification -- **16 hours so far
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)**good progress so far, up to 10 minutes at 4 mph and 8 minutes at 5 mph!

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6/23/14 8:17 A

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Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment -- (**Finished cuddle!! **Started a stuffed toy **finished 10 of 35 squares!)
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 10 low carb meals a week. Changed to 10 per week from 12. --- **100% so far
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball --- **so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio -- **so far so good!
** Cardio burn at least 2600 cals per week. --- **kind of lost track, but I do a lot!
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH -- **14 so far
** 2 non-vacation 3-hour hikes with DH -- **1 so far -- change to 2.5 hour or more -- **2 so far
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification -- **7 hours so far
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)**good progress so far, up to 10 minutes at 4 mph and 8 minutes at 5 mph!

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6/7/14 10:49 A

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I'll be gone for two weeks.

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6/1/14 9:18 A

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Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment -- (**Finished cuddle!! **Started a stuffed toy **finished 10 of 35 squares!)
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 10 low carb meals a week. Changed to 10 per week from 12. --- **100% so far
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball --- **so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio -- **so far so good!
** Cardio burn at least 2600 cals per week. --- **kind of lost track, but I do a lot!
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH -- **11 so far
** 2 non-vacation 3-hour hikes with DH -- **1 so far
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification -- **7 hours so far
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)**good progress so far, up to 10 minutes at 4 mph and 8 minutes at 5 mph!


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5/27/14 10:08 A

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Thanks Cassie,
How are you doing? A few kinks in my plans since last Friday. Hurt my back after a lot of yard work! Spasms make it difficult to do my normal level of exercise, but simple walking seems to help. Have to go with it (LOL)!

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5/22/14 6:37 P

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Geat work Jolkey.


�The more we witness our emotional reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain.� ― Pema Ch�dr�n



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5/11/14 10:03 A

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Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment -- (**Finished cuddle!! **Started a stuffed toy **finished 10 of 35 squares!)
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 10 low carb meals a week. Changed to 10 per week from 12. --- **100% so far
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball --- **so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio -- **so far so good!
** Cardio burn at least 2600 cals per week. --- **kind of lost track, but I do a lot!
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH -- **10 so far
** 2 non-vacation 3-hour hikes with DH -- **1 so far
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification -- **7 hours so far
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)**good progress so far, up to 10 minutes at 4 mph and 8 minutes at 5 mph!


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5/5/14 11:38 A

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No real measure... trying to stay away from measuring, but 1 carb is up to 120 calories and 1 dessert is up to about 250 calories. If I have a large piece of cake, I count that as 2 or more desserts for the week. I do not count carb grams in general, and fruit and non-starchy vegetables are not included in my carb/dessert total for the week. My aim is as many EHMs as possible, Especially Healthy Meals with no carbs or desserts, one plate only. Also for starchy vegetables, because they're natural, I only count a serving as 1/2 carb. I think natural foods deserve less attention.

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5/5/14 6:24 A

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I love your plan. What is your measure if 24 for the carbs? Grams or servings?


�The more we witness our emotional reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain.� ― Pema Ch�dr�n



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4/15/14 1:13 P

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Hi Cassie and MommyDoc - good to see your posts! I'm doing really well and have developed what works for me. In a nutshell, every meal is an EHM (extra healthy meal) without carbs or desserts. But I can have up to 24 total carbs/desserts anytime through the week. Most of the time I stay around 13-14 per week. I can't believe how much freedom this gives me and I love my EHMs most of the time. I don't even crave anything. Enjoy my bread at restaurants and my desserts, up to my weekly limit. Life is good! The number 24 came from that "easy goal" Martha Beck talks about... LOL

Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment -- (**Finished cuddle!! **Started a stuffed toy **finished 9 of 35 squares!)
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 10 low carb meals a week. Changed to 10 per week from 12. --- **100% so far
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball --- **so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio -- **so far so good!
** Cardio burn at least 2600 cals per week. --- **kind of lost track, but I do a lot!
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH -- **10 so far
** 2 non-vacation 3-hour hikes with DH -- **1 so far
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification -- **7 hours so far
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)**good progress so far, up to 10 minutes at 4 mph and 8 minutes at 5 mph!


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3/30/14 11:11 A

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Hi All,

Sounds great Mommy Doc. I am in a similar place. The scale hit my lowest measurement since last spring. I weighed myself later than usual today and haven't eaten yet so I added a pound.

Cutting out simple carbs is very key for me. Chocolate is something I still eat in moderation. I find a square or two of 90% dark with a cup of tea is great in the evening. Lately I have been adding almonds and raisins...that's not so good! I have baked some things using coconut flour, coconut, banana...paleo style. I really like that.

I want to keep on as I am. I can say, "I've got this." I am not measuring, weighing or counting calories. I am definitely an overall healthier eater than I was five years ago when I started here.

My motivation is to be at my " fighting weight" when I retire. I want to be able to wear all my pants comfortably and not have a big sticky out upper belly!
Got to run!



Edited by: CASSIES at: 3/30/2014 (19:40)

�The more we witness our emotional reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain.� ― Pema Ch�dr�n



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3/24/14 9:46 P

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I have been following my weight daily since Christmas. It bounces up and down even 5 lb one day to the next but overall there is a downward trend. Yesterday I was thinking that it was about a 5 lb weight loss since Christmas then today was the lowest measurement yet, down 10 lb! I know the number on the scale is less important than other measures of health but I also want to drop some weight so I can move more easily in these athletic endeavors I'm taking on now. Costs $1000 more for a bike that weighs 5 lb less - makes more sense to lose 20 lb, right?

Other motivation is our trip to ARUBA during the kids' break in April. I have 4 weeks to go. So I decided I will try to really avoid the simple carbohydrates that I have seen derail me when I have tracked food before. No jelly beans! And no alcohol. I haven't been drinking much lately anyway. But the candy jars at work are a problem. Also I just bought a big bag of bulk trail mix with chocolate in it. I was including chocolate in my not-allowed foods but then I ate some anyway today. At least it buffers the sugar with fat and a little protein. Dried fruit - in or out?

I'm calling today a success though because I did not reach into the jelly bean jar despite looking at it a few times. Sometimes I do not even crave the sugar - I like how that feels. The longer I go without it, the easier it is to avoid.

I ran 5.8 miles yesterday! My longest run ever. A few more weeks of snowboarding then I'll get back in the pool for triathlon training - probably once we return from Aruba. I am thinking of trying rock climbing this summer too.

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Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment -- (**Finished cuddle!! **Startied a stuffed toy **finished 7 of 35 squares!)
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 10 low carb meals a week. Changed to 10 per week from 12. --- **100% so far
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball --- **so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio -- **so far so good!
** Cardio burn at least 2600 cals per week. --- **good job so far
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH -- **6 so far
** 2 non-vacation 3-hour hikes with DH -- **1 so far
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification -- **4 hours so far
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)**good progress so far


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2/27/14 12:41 P

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Hi guys,

Glad to see we are checking in to this spot. I love that I can come here and chat with like minded friends.

Thanks for your support. I am almost done with the 3rd week of this "21 Day Detox." I forgot to mention below that its not only the protein and vegetables, but the fats that have made a startling difference in how I feel.

I finally believe that eating the right fats along with getting rid of the refined foods and additives is essential for ones well being.

I feel so satisfied, cravings for junk are practically nil. I bought some very high quality dark chocolate and can have a square or two and feel so happily indulged.

I tried having a little flat bread pizza at California Pizza Kitchen and had a stomach ache from
it. I also got really sick after eating at Apple Bees the week before and had vicious cravings due to all the food additives.

I totally believing what I read now that most of the processed, commercial foods are designed to make you want more and create food addiction.

My clothes are fitting me better and I am down about 8lbs since I started.

I don't want to sound all soap boxy, but try eating healthy fats. I simply bought ghee and coconut oil from trader Joes for cooking. I also drizzle olive oil after steaming vegetables.

I also use grass fed butter and meat, organic eggs and full fat yogurt.

I guess I am leaning towards paleo style of eating and I am quite happy.

So grateful I have found a course.

Cassie


�The more we witness our emotional reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain.� ― Pema Ch�dr�n



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Love the idea of tracking water on the Fitbit, DOC. I will add it to mine.
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Hi, YINZ all.

I have been sitting on my butt and coughing for almost a month. Finally saw a doctor and am now fixed. The up and down weather in TN got me (60's or 70's one day 0's to 20's the next ad nauseum).34 degrees now.

I am heading for the exercise room.
Dance recital June 14th. Costume ordered.
Weight today 189.
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CASSIE, that's great! There was a time when I eliminated sugar from my diet, and I recall similar reactions.

Theses days I am scrambling to figure out WHAT to do. I came here to soak up some sanity.
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Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment -- (**Finished cuddle!! **Startied a stuffed toy **finished 7 of 35 squares!)
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 10 low carb meals a week. Changed to 10 per week from 12. --- **100% so far
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball --- **so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio -- **so far so good!
** Cardio burn at least 2600 cals per week. --- **good job so far
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH -- **5 so far
** 2 non-vacation 3-hour hikes with DH -- **not yet
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification -- **4 hours so far
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)**good progress so far


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Nice job Cassie!
I struggle all the time with not eating sugar. I can have days when I look at sweets and don't want them, others where I eat them and feel like it wasn't worth it (which strengthens my resolve to not eat sweets), and other days when I eat more than I should. Some overlap there. Today I ate several pieces of leftover halloween candy that one kid didn't want. I really enjoyed them. Maybe it is okay. As long as I'm recognizing my response - noticing when what I am eating is not satisfying me the way I want it to. This has helped me cut down on a lot of mindless sugary eating.
My FitBit has shown me why I have gained 20 lb since starting my job. If I run or snowboard, I far surpass my 10K step goal. If I just go to work, my steps aren't even close - 5K-7.5K usually. Doing a fitness video helps, depending on the routine, but isn't as much as running. I am trying to snowboard twice a week and run 2-3 times a week. I am working on progressing from 5K to 10K as my comfortable run distance. I don't adore running but I am enjoying it more than I ever have in my life.

My goals right now are:
- progress my snowboarding to feel more comfortable on blue trails, and some easy black ones, and keep trying new things
- work up to a 10K run distance by our Aruba trip in April
- train for another triathlon in late June/early July
- avoid sweets except at the most special occasions (this is the hardest!)

I am wearing the FitBit all the time and tracking water on it. I am weighing myself every day and watching the trend more than the numbers. I am planning my exercise days and avoiding excuses that would keep me from running.

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Hi Cassie, good to see you! I'm feeling really comfortable with food these days, especially since I made a mod to the NoS program. My nutritionist and I discovered that having sweets only on S days (Sunday and Saturday) as elevating them to a special status. So I've changed my plan to mostly 3 low carb meals a day with up to 24 desserts or carbs a week. So far I have never gone that high, but I really feel freedom with this new approach! Many days I eat no carbs at all. I also practice not eating for long hours at a time in between "feedings".

Doctor's checkup shows everything is great! Just taking the lipitor generic for cholesterol. It has worked like magic!

Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment -- (**Finished cuddle!! **Startied a stuffed toy **finished 6 of 35 squares!)
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 10 low carb meals a week. Changed to 10 per week from 12. --- **100% so far
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball --- **so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio -- **so far so good!
** Cardio burn at least 2600 cals per week. --- **good job so far
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH -- **4 so far
** 2 non-vacation 3-hour hikes with DH -- **not yet
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification -- **4 hours so far
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)**good progress so far


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Excited to report that I finally detached from the ridiculous junk food eating I had been engaging in. Its so funny how when I was mentally ready to focus I picked up my "21 Day Sugar Detox Book" by Diane Sanfilippo and started following the guidelines in a way that suits me. I immediately dropped a few pounds. I am not eating refined carbohydrates or sweet fruits focusing on protein and vegetables. Only eating one green tipped banana and a green apple per day.

My cravings for carbohydrates...namely the junkie cookies, crackers and chips that I have been binging on at work and in the evenings is practically gone. Last night I had baked acorn squash and it was amazing. It is on the acceptable foods for the plan, but after eating it I was struggling with cravings. I observed this and realize that might not be the best choice for me.The point of the plan is to not eat foods that trigger the desire for carbs. I am really liking it. I did by a bar of dark chocolate with almonds...the kind with no sugar. I do find I can eat a piece at night with some nights and feel happy. I have had a little wine with cheese.
I will never be a rigid die hard. I love feeling that I can make choices that are best for me.

AND THE MOST AMAZING PART IS THAT I DON'T FEEL LIKE I AM ON A DIET OR DEPRIVED! AND THE REASON IS THAT I FEEL SO SPACIOUS ABOUT THIS CHOICE AND THAT IT IS WHAT I WANT.

This is huge for me. I hate the mental struggle disordered eating takes on me.

Well, school is closed for me again today. I am going to yoga. Then I have a week off for winter break. Before I know it will be June!

Happy Valentines Day all my dear friends.

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Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment.
**Finished cuddle!!
**Starting a stuffed toy
**finished 4 of 35 squares -- and it is really pretty!
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 10 low carb meals a week. Changed to 10 per week from 12.
**100% so far
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball
**so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio
**so far so good!
** Cardio burn at least 2600 cals per week.
**100% so far - 3040 this week
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH
**2 so far
** 2 non-vacation 3-hour hikes with DH
**not yet
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification
**2.1 hours so far
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises
**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)
**good progress so far


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2014 Goals
Looking to achieve health, happiness & harmony

* Participate in a Fun Run, like Dirty Girls or Muddy Buddy
* Run in at least two, 5K races
* Lose 50 pounds
* Find a job I love, close to home
* Finish my home renovations. Completely, nothing halfway done
* Finish all my do-it-yourself projects
* Plant a vegetable garden
* Finally be ready to compete in a Triathlon

These are all big goals. I know I will need to accomplish lots of tiny goals, along the way. It wont be easy, but I am going to give it my all, in order to make this list a reality.

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Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment.
**not yet - 25 more rows on cuddle left!
**finished 1 of 35 squares -- and it is really pretty!
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 10 low carb meals a week. Changed to 10 per week from 12.
**100% so far
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball
**so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio
**so far so good!
** Cardio burn at least 2600 cals per week.
**100% so far - 3040 this week
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH
**1 so far
** 2 non-vacation 4-hour hikes with DH
**not yet
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification
**2.1 hours so far
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises
**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)
**good progress so far


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Here are a few of my goals:
- track food consistently
- cut down on making food decisions on the fly - plan!
- spend two hours a week learning Spanish
- stretch every day
- spend an hour a week learning to play the harmonica
- start lifting again, twice a week


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Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment.
**not yet - 36 more rows on cuddle left!
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 12 low carb meals a week.
**Good job so far on this
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball
**so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardi
**so far so good!
** Cardio burn of 500 calories at least 3 times per week
**Not doing 500 so much per day, but average is working out to this.
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH
**1 so far
** 2 non-vacation 4-hour hikes with DH
**not yet
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification
**Good so far 1.5 hours
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises
**Good so far
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1)
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Hi Mommydoc, Welcome to the fitbit! Look us up when you get onto the fitbit. Several of us are linked up there as well as here. It's fun and motivating!

KatD -- Welcome!

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Hi Friends!
I got a Fit Bit for my birthday today. So it's on my wrist now and will log all my steps as I go downstairs to play Wii with my kid. Ha! But we are going to go to a sledding hill later today.
Hope I'll get a chance to catch up on posts later.
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Hi all,

Looking forward to reconnecting with my team, in 2014.




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Dropping by to say hey. I am tired!!!!!!! Blood pressure is up and back on meds. Not horribly freaked out by that....but need to do some dietary changes to support bringing it down.

Love and peace to all.

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Goals for 2014, update:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment. **not yet
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 12 low carb meals a week. 2/52
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball -- so far so good!
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio so far so good!
** Cardio burn of 500 calories at least 3 times per week
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH **1 so far
** 2 non-vacation 4-hour hikes with DH **not yet
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification **working on this
**YMCA - work up to all sets at prescribed weights for all exercises
**Treadmill -- during interval training, work up to 8 minutes continuous at 4 mph (incline 4) and 3 minutes continuous at 5 mph (incline 1) **working on this


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Happy New Year everyone! Finally back from our trip.

Boo -- Sorry to hear about the kitty, but glad she's recovering.

Jana -- So glad to see your post!

I'm still playing piano, but just like the rest of you, I sometimes don't practice as much as I should.

Cassie -- ...what Boo said! I know it's cold back there.

Well, I have a few goals for the year, and here is my initial list:
** I want to do 35 squares for KAS, finish the cuddle, try making a toy, and one other garment.
** I want to concentrate each week on having at least 12 low carb meals a week.
** Continue my 4 Day wins for strength fitness: YMCA resistance training or Quickfire exercises, 2 extra stretches and stability ball
** Continue my 4 or 7 Day wins for cardio -- goal is 4-5 days per week with at least 500 calories burned
** 15 non-vacation hikes/walks with DH
** 2 non-vacation 4-hour hikes with DH
**Get 20 credits towards my PMI certification

That's enough for tonight. I want to start tracking them and some changes may be forthcoming.

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The kitty is home, recovering nicely, breathing normally, eating and resting.
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The vet called yesterday morning and began her comments with, "During the night Ramey passed...
(I'm thinking What??)
...about half of the gas."
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Whew! Freaked out for a moment there.
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They kept her on an iv until last night, and released her, with some take-home liquid antibiotic and eye drops. We will take her in for a follow-up visit in 10 days. But it looks like she's about to cure herself once again. Way to gg, Ramey!

Funny how "all or nothing" behavior has crept into our piano playing, JAZZ. When I take a break, I also REALLY take a break. Ain't that a b*tch!

I'm sure it's my husband's fault. Everything else is.
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Stay warm, CASSIE. I've seen the forecasts for NYC. BRRR!

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Glad you're here Jazzy.

I am going through my post holiday munchies. Also moving as I am presented the opportunities. Snow shoveling, yoga and walking the past few days have been great.
Husband has the wicked flu....I hope my daughter and I will be spared. So far so good.

Getting ready for dance class with daughter.

Thanks for your support.



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Sending good, healing vibes to Ramey.

And good musical vibes to Boo! I hit it hard for a few years and then took another sabbatical last August wherein I did not touch my piano. For some reason when I take a break, I really take a break. I probably don't have anything in my fingers at the moment. I would like a few pieces that I can play from memory in my repertoire again. So I'll join your musical goal and work on that one too.

I joined Weight Watchers in December. My husband doesn't even know. I did great the first week, then went on vacation (and saw Cassie!), then the holidays came. Now I'm right where I was when I joined. Goal is under 150, even if it's 149.9.

I will update my tracker now...

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I have to do some catch-up work, too, JAZZ,..except mine is with my piano. During the final push to get out of the house in WI, I stopped going to my piano lessons. Now, it feels like I've forgotten how to play. A 2014 goal is to retrain myself and get back to where I was.
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I also want to lose the remaining 8.5 lbs of my 13-lb goal left over from 2013, plus a bit more, to get myself below 160 again.

I am still trying to make peace with food tracking.
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EDIT TO ADD:
Forgot to report on the vet visit. My 12-yr-old cat Ramey is spending the night at the vet's. She has been snorting like she was trying to clear her throat. And her little flat nose (Persian) was plugged, making breathing or smelling food difficult. Therefore, no appetite. She has lost 8 oz (weighs only 4lb 7 oz). They have unplugged her nose and will put meds in a drip, to relieve gastric pressure and re-hydrate her. Her organs all looked good in the X-Ray, but it shows that she has excessive gas all the way from her butt to her throat, and is dehydrated. This cat has been sent home to die 3 times during her life, and has cured herself every time. Let's hope she doesn't run out of lives.
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I think I found my New Years goal: To get to the weight that my OLD ticker/tracker says emoticon .

Oops. I'll edit/update it soon...

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JAZZ, it's so wonderful to see you.
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Boo, I received a message from you in my email inbox, but it took me awhile to figure out my password (reset it) and get on this site. However, here I yam!

Happy New Year!

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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
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That sucky part about the job becoming more difficult as the goal gets closer just doesn't seem right, does it LEMONS95?
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You have definitely done a bang-up job though, getting that far, in the 6 months since July 1st.

That's the day we moved into our apartment in Lebanon, TN, the final step in a really BIG thing we accomplished in 2013.. I had been decluttering, cleaning and downsizing the house in Wisconsin for the last 3 years. My friends on this team remember it well. I fought the whole idea of selling the house and moving at first, mainly because I knew how much work it world mean. Finally I dug in and got it done. Now, as we southern folk like to say, "I'm so proud to be here."

CASSIE, so many of my contributions to this team have been inspired by a comment from you, and today is an example.

I was having my morning coffee as I read the following words of yours:

"... we are a steadfast little group who have been together for nearly 5 years......and WE GOT THIS....We ebb and flow, but we have basically mastered the secret. We show up. And I don't mean just here. We show up for ourselves. We take care of ourselves even if we are muddling through at times.....I certainly have goals and dreams I want to test out in 2014. I want to get back to breaking a really good sweat and I want to work towards eating less processed foods....I want to get back into wearing a few pants that are too snug. And I feel quite confident that I can move in those directions....You guys really mean a lot to me and I value this community. I know you guys got my back and I know we've all got this....Happy New Year."
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Showing up for ourselves and/or "conscious connectedness" ( love that phrase, CURTIOSITY} is powerful. Putting our butts on the line by coming in here and sharing what we want and how we intend to get it makes it harder to forget to take care of ourselves.

Besides, it's enjoyable to hang around with such cool people.
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thanks Boo for the spot to talk. this year i have gotten my butt on the wagon and basically since july 1 i am down 40 lbs. i simply can't imagine it. using the food tracker has helped me immensely and as a side bonus my drinking has cut down immensely as well. the sucky part is that the closer to the goal, the more difficult it becomes. i am trying to use a more holistic approach and my hubbie got me a ninja blender so i can start juicing. hopefully this is what i need to get to what i want. if anyone has any good juicing recipes, i am up for it!

i appreciate knowing that there are other non-secular folks on sparkpeople!


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I bow to you Boo. This is beautiful.

I am going out for a quick walk before sunset.

I feel so at peace today. I am utterly amazed at myself and grateful for this steadfast group.

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1/1/14 2:31 P

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One of my goals for 2014 is to weigh substantially under 200 pounds. I have not weighed under 200 in @ 7- 8 years, I think - maybe longer - maybe as long ago as 2002 or 2003??? not sure.

I have a number of issues that have to do with my essential being that I will continue to address in 2014; my strength, both emotional and physical; my health, both emotional and physical; and the way I interact with the whole (that can be my immediate environment, my community, my town, my universe etc - large or small - it is a matter of conscious connectedness.

For some time I have felt saddened because I have lost touch with any sense of personal Joy. My baby step to address that loss is, for the time being, to use the word "satisfied" instead of joyous - this is a "progress not perfection issue", but joyousness is a side-effect, not a goal. Satisfaction is something I understand in real time. It is something I can aim for.

I looked at my list of Big Things to Accomplish in 2013 and found that I have several major, major items ticked off - I am proud of that. I will spend time in the next couple of weeks making a Big Things to Accomplish in 2014. My weight is definitely on there, but I want to be very articulate about how I express my goals re physical well-being.

Yes. We've got your back.

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Edited by: CURTIOSITY at: 1/1/2014 (14:35)
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

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1/1/14 12:25 P

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WHAT have we got? For starters, "YOUR BACK".

This team begins each calendar year with a new ongoing thread for setting and achieving long-terms goals. For this year, it's "We GOT This, Team - It's 2014!"

As individuals, we fight self-doubt and work to understand the magnitude of the changes we HAVE made and those we still WISH to make. It's a challenge to look at the BIG PICTURE when we are coping with a daily life where we can lose focus on our needs as we consider the needs of others.

As a group, we become good friends. We don't sweat the small stuff. We laugh with you, serve as another set of eyes when you question yourself, make suggestions as needed, stick up for you when you are at the end of your rope, welcome you back when you don't show up for a while, and celebrate your big and little wins.

As we all grow in self-confidence and acceptance of our imperfections, we BELIEVE that we can all do this. Our daily reminder that we can have what we want is our new motto, Don't worry. "We GOT This!"

What do YOU want to achieve this year?
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Edited by: BARBARA_BOO at: 1/1/2014 (18:36)
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