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Am ready to start this challenge and prepping by starting to get in steps this week so when it starts I will be able to get in a reasonable amount.

My goal today is to walk between 1,000 and 1,200 steps and 8 glasses of water




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Teresa thanks for your response on points, that clears it up!

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Spent today recovering from a migraine. Tomorrow will be a better day.

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Will be taking off in the morning around 5 am driving 8 hrs. will spend the rest of the dat with my sis and my bro and their families. Sat a little more time to visit then off to a Celebration of Life for a Cuz that went to be with his Maker. Then back in the car for an 8 hr drive home. emoticon Then up and to work Monday morning. I pray I can keep my calories low and not gain weight. I will see my Dr. on Tuesday for my yearly check up. I hope to surprise her. I did have my blood work done and was told no flags!!!! Also had my blood tested for my blood thinner and for the 4th month in a row it has been in range. The nurse said to keep doing what I was doing. Praying for all good reports when I leave her office.
You all have a great weekend and after this weekend I will be ready to settle down and get to working on this weight and become healthier.
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Good evening...just got back in from a nice dinner with DH...counted my food for the day and am a happy camper! Well within my calorie range...and carbs weren't bad. I am finding I just cannot eat what I used to. One secret that has really worked well is to , when you eat out..have the waiter bring a box before you even start to eat..put half your food in it..and then enjoy!
The other is an old WW trick..dessert....of course refuse to deny myself anything life is too short...But..only 3 bites then done. Being honest after the first taste it gets less yummy with each bite! So a lovely taste is good enough and I do not feel like I am "giving up " anything!

Here we go into the weekend. I hope everyone that has the weekend off has plans to enjoy this Fall weather! I have lots to do outside repairs and such..so it will be a good weekend to get it done.

Joyce...I like your pic so true...a plateau is just a time to regroup and refocus..then move forward!!




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Have a great weekend!

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am trying to figure out how to earn points for team, read through the links and can't figure it out.
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I'm leaving Oct. 5 for a cruise through Italy and Greece. It's part of a research trip I'm making for one of the classes I teach. I paid for 12 days of Internet while on the ship, so I should be able to sign in most of the time. I will return the night of Oct. 18. I also plan to at least maintain my weight - but on a cruise??? emoticon HELP!!!

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The weekend is just around the corner.

I am teleworking today and it is my last time doing it on a regular basis. Then I will go to what they call Adhoc. Which means, whenever needed.

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Good morning, it is hard to believe that we it is almost Thanksgiving in Canada. DH and I are going to have a quiet one this year. My out of town family can't make it and Jordan goes camping. I suggested going camping but DH not thrilled with the idea.

T I am on the Fall 2017 Walkers, Runners, Joggers & Gadgeteers team. I thrive on friendly competition!

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Do you peel the eggs before you put them in the pickle juice? And how long does it take for them to taste good?

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A week from this Sunday is Thanksgiving here in Canada! After that I can likely improve my weight some before christmas. I am 54 & making supper Thanksgiving for a friend that is 76 years old & lives alone. I have numerous allergies, so I make lots of homemade foods, allergic to dairy, most nuts, gluten, high acid foods, shellfish,can have potatoes & corn on the cob 1 day a week. I will have potatoes for thanksgiving. I have a gluten free gravy mix & I am making a pumpkin cheesecake pie made with coconut cream & cream cheese. Most stuff I bake I use stevia to help with calories. Most foods I can eat 1 time a week & be O.K. I will give them food to take home!

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I haven't seen a pink pickledegg before, I have not seen one in a bar for years. Then again I rarely go to bars.

I can't wait for the Challenge to start!

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Pickled eggs were always kept at the bar. I wonder if they still are. I haven't been in a bar in 35-40 years so don't know.

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No sugar, same as dill pickles. I love to have a pickled egg when I crave something sweet, it kills my appetite.

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The rains continue..amazing how green everything turned..but ahh this is Fall and those plants and trees are supposed to be getting ready for their winter nap!! Enjoy this brief respite guys..from what I saw on the news..that white stuff will be flying around sooner than I thought!

I hope everyone has a plan for the weekend. I know as the weather changes to this rainy cool type day my mind clicks over to "baking time". Fortunately I have my Son and DIL plus neighbors to give stuff to instead of it sitting in the kitchen tempting me. Might sound crazy but I love to make stuff and indeed have a taste to make sure it is good, but then I so enjoy giving stuff to others. The house smells great..someone has an unexpected goodie to enjoy and I get to feel good not guilty! Win -- Win!!

Kali..that is a great idea for the pickle juice. In the summer mine gets used to make deviled eggs and potato salad, but the pickled eggs might be looming on the horizon! Thanks!!

Now off to tend the woodstove..getting cool in here I suspect it is time to emoticon Put another log on the fire emoticon

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Marge I when we finish a jar of dill pickles I save the juice and put in boiled eggs to make pickled eggs.

Have a great day!

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Lynn, I've had a bone spur several years ago. I know they can be quite painful and slow you down. Take care of yourself.
Beautiful day here in Wisconsin. It's sunny and a cool crisp morning.
Yesterday was first day DH could drive after his hip replacement 6 weeks ago. He was like a little kid in a candy store. I told him not to overdo on the first day, so we went and walked thru Aldi's and took a small ride. Said he's a little tired today.
Think I'll make a pot of soup today and get some eggs boiled to keep in the fridge for snacking.
Have a good day everyone.
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Patti it sounds like you have a good boss.

I am going to the podiatrist today about a bone spur. It's kept me from walking so much.

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I was doing okay yesterday until I was told that I would be doing another services timecards. I got frustrated and threatened to retire. I talked to my supervisor and she told me that the person who told me should not have done that. She is going to talk to the services director and set some perimeters up and let her that they need to approve any leave on time and not wait for the last minute. That is one of the reasons that I did not want to their timecards. The other reason is that the person who used to them stayed late to finish them up and I am not going to do that either. If it gets too confusing my supervisor is going to tell that group that they have to find someone else to do them.

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Rainy days... I hope your area needs the rain.

The fire risk has gone down a bit so we are allowed to have small campfires.

I did a couple of long dog walks today.

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emoticon emoticon Rainy days and Mondays get me down emoticon

Well it is not Monday..but it sure is a rainy day..all day..most of last nite and all nite tonite!
We need the moisture...and the rain is a lovely part of the Fall change..Our lil farm turns into
Mudville,,but that can be dealt with . I managed to slip slide my way thru chores this PM.
I have to admit to coming close to a fall down a couple of times..got in a bit too much of a hurry.
You know the ole...I am made of sugar and am gonna melt thing...Hee heee.
Supposed to rain thru the day tomorrow and again into the night..ahh Fall have you at last arrived!!

Getting ready to relax..sip some tea and then trundle off to bed. The shorter days mean my bio clock is much like the chickens I guess..gets dark and my thoughts turn to my comfy bunk!

Nite y'all...Have a good day tomorrow!



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It's almost 3 PM. I'm feeling a little tired but still lots of day to get more done.

How is everyone else doing?

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Stopping in to say hi. Been busy with family but everyone is gone now and it is just me and the puppy until the end of next month, maybe mid November. In some ways it helps but in other ways it makes things harder. It is a lot quieter here. I'm not big on tv but when dh is home it is on all of the time. Been organizing the apartment and tossing things.

Hope everyone has a great day!

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Thanks for letting me know to check the sparkmail Debbie. Have a great day!


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Good morning....have a wonderful Wednesday

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I am off to a good start this week - yoga, zumba and water aerobics.

Some of the team invitations went out today so everyone should get one soon.

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T..so sad and leaves so much grief in their wake. Poor kid ,,,sad for family and friends.

Kind of an off day...cloudy for days and that usually leads to a baking session!! But managed to keep busy and keep out of the kitchen!! small but mighty NSV!!



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Luann, safe tra. I am sorry emoticon

T that is so sad. My best friend's daughter committed suicide at 14. It was devastating to family and friends. emoticon

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emoticon Group hug here. Everyone needs some love today, especially those dealing with the loss of a loved one. It's time like this that we need support and love to keep us going.

Yesterday I did zumba and yoga. The yoga was more difficult that I anticipated but all the more reason to do. I need to work on my flexibility. I made 2 gallons of hamburger soup with a small amount of hamburger and a larger amount of fresh vegetables. I tried my new dicer and it made chopping onions, celery and carrots fast and easy.

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Hello everyone! This is the first time I have joined a 5% challenge (although last year I did several seasons of a Big Loser challenge on SP). I am waiting to see if I arrived in time enough to get assigned to a team.

I was on SP from July 2016 to June 2017 and managed to lose 40 pounds. Unfortunately, the last 3 months have been a downward slide I gained 10 pounds back. So here I am - back on track and ready to get started and lose some of this weight for good. Last year I stuck to good old fashioned calorie tracking and daily exercise to lose my weight. I plan on doing the same thing again but this time I am going to try the DASH diet which defines itself as :-

"The healthy DASH diet plan was developed to lower blood pressure without medication in research sponsored by the US National Institutes of Health. The first DASH diet research showed that it could lower blood pressure as well as the first line blood pressure medications, even with a sodium intake of 3300 mg/day! Since then, numerous studies have shown that the DASH diet reduces the risk of many diseases, including some kinds of cancer, stroke, heart disease, heart failure, kidney stones, and diabetes. It has been proven to be an effective way to lose weight and become healthier at the same time."

So I am getting started with Phase 1 of the DASH diet which seems to involve cutting carbs and sugars with a view to reigning in sugar addictions and cravings. Which is exactly what I need to do (!)

I am so very happy to be back on track.



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Seeing that 50 people haven't posted for a team makes me worried I forgot to do it. emoticon Hopefully, it isn't too late because I'm really excited about this challenge. I'm already planning how to succeed. "Failing to plan is planning to fail" after all. I saw something posted in one of the countdown activities that I like a lot because I think it will make my meal planning a lot easier. Now that I have a job, my dad and I are on different schedules so I get to make my own lunch, dinner, etc. I have been eating Hot Pockets an sandwiches for the past couple weeks and, while I'm going to eat and finish those until I get paid Friday, I'm working on a plan for my meals and snack for the next week. I'm looking for some simple no-cook meals or freezer meals I can take to work. The dollar store close to work has Ziploc containers for a good price, so I'll have containers. I need to talk my dad about separating the fridge and cabinets for our foods as well.

I am so ready for this! My goal is kind of lofty this time, but I really want to push myself and do even better. I weighed myself this morning and I was 215 and my goal is to get to or below 200 by the end of the challenge. That means two pounds a week consistently if I am to reach that goal. I'm sure if I can consistently lose two pounds the first couple weeks, it will be a lot easier to continue along that trajectory (just want to say I love that word!) and reach my goal by the end of the challenge. I want to encourage all of you throughout this challenge and I hope you will help me do the same. Remember, YOU are AWESOME!

Diane

"Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels!"

Springfield, Missouri/Central time zone

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9/26/17 11:51 A

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Hi everyone! I am sorry I haven't had a chance to keep up with the conversation but I just wanted to share my blog with you. Hope it's helpful! www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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Enjoy your Tuesday....

Magical13 ~ Carol
Pacific time zone - British Columbia, Canada
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Proud Member and Leader of the PURPLE PHOENIX


~~2020 Making Magic Happen....
~~ 2019 Clearing My Clutter..... SMILE . . SPARKLE & SHINE
~~ 2018 can be the beginning of anything you want, believe in your magic~~
~~ 2017 Focus on the present ~~

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Good Morning everyone! Hope you all have a better day today. Babs! Hope I will be traveling with you once again with the Casual Travelers. emoticon I must get back to the nutrition tracker. My mentally has been, if I don't write it down I didn't eat it. Of course that is not true emoticon If anyone knows me by now, I love the holidays and winter!!!! So, 89 days until Christmas. emoticon
Have a good day and hugs to you all!


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Theresa: That is so sad.

Good morning everyone

Patti
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