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My mission is to build permanent, healthy habits through daily practice, to increase my fitness level and lose excess fat by committing to regular activity and monitoring my food intake, and to maintain any weight lost all the while ensuring that this journey is a happy and healthy one by celebrating every step I take as I take it.
My mission is to build permanent, healthy habits through daily practice, to increase my fitness level and lose excess fat by committing to regular activity and monitoring my food intake, and to maintain any weight lost all the while ensuring that this journey is a happy and healthy one by celebrating every step I take as I take it.




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Member Since: 11/2/2012

SparkPoints: 10,624

Fitness Minutes: 2,664

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My mission is to build permanent, healthy habits through daily practice, to increase my fitness level and lose excess fat by committing to regular activity and monitoring my food intake, and to maintain any weight lost all the while ensuring that this journey is a happy and healthy one by celebrating every step I take as I take it.

My Program:
Biggest Loser Diet

Here’s the nutrition criteria contestants follow on the show, which is created and monitored by a registered dietitian.

modified low carbohydrate diet: 45% of calories from carbohydrates (mostly fruits, vegetables and some whole grains), 30% of calories from protein, and 25% of calories from healthy fats or oils (seeds, nuts, avocado, olive oil)
no “white stuff”
whole foods, elemental ingredients
4-3-2-1: daily 4 cups minimum of fruits and vegetables, 3 servings of healthy proteins (e.g. fish, skinless chicken breast, 93% lean ground turkey), 2 servings of whole grains, and 1 serving of healthy fat.
Aim for everyone to have 1 serving of fish daily.
There is room for 1 optional treat per day.
Cereals must have minimum 5 grams of fiber per serving and less than 5 grams of sugar per serving. This limits the cereals to certain oatmeals, bran cereals, or other high fiber cereals on the market.
Goal of 7 calories per pound of

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I am a mother, wife and friend. I am a business owner, a chronic volunteer and lover of the earth.


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The “perfect” diet is the foods you’ll eat and
the “perfect” workout is the one you’ll do.~Michael Marsh

You CAN have ANYTHING you want,
but you CAN'T have EVERYTHING you want!

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TURTLE69
10/29/2013 10:38:55 PM

Welcome to SparkCleveland Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA
11/4/2012 1:34:15 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon WELCOME TO SPARK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time. A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.

1. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.

2. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.

The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family!
*~ Paula *~
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TUDI4480
11/4/2012 12:44:41 AM

emoticon emoticon ANY time is a great time to start...especially with Sparkpeople. Give yourself a big hug for making this positive choice for yourself. Take your time to explore all the resources available for you here. It can seem overwhelming because there are so many resources to choose from. Two to consider using are the Nutrition and Fitness Trackers. Also, check out Spark Teams under the COMMUNITY Tab. Do searches on your goals, interests, hobbies, whatever. Then join one, two or more Spark teams. You'll enjoy getting to know these folks and giving and getting lots of encouragement along the way. It's all good. Enjoy the journey!
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PROUD-GRANDMA
11/4/2012 12:37:33 AM

You have come to the right place!! Enjoy the journey!



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ABRANNEWME2014
11/3/2012 11:05:44 PM

Thanks for the friend add...I'm adding you also....how do you like the site so far

Tema



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