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Why the 5% Challenge Works

Sunday, December 14, 2014

We take a little break between challenges and reflect on the successes of the last challenge. It so exciting to see the long list of names of those who lost 5% or more, and know how happy they are. Sometimes we do not get the results we would like, but vow to do better in the next challenge. Then the next challenge is announced and WooHoo, we are ready to jump on board and do better. At the end of each season, you have to join the next season's challenge to continue doing the 5% Challenges. This is what refreshes our teams and keeps them active.

In the 5% Challenge, the goal is to lose 5% of your starting weigh (and there are some in maintenance). We develop healthy new habits or reinforce our good habits, and it gets easier and easier to do it. With 600+ 5% Challengers all working on the same goals, there is so much momentum and support. In 8 weeks you can do so much!

I am committed to getting to a healthy BMI in 2015. Each 5% Challenge in 2015 will get me closer and closer. I am clearing my mind of all excuses and focusing on each incremental pound. What I do in the everyday is what will make me successful.

Please join me in making 2015 a happy and healthy new year!

Here is a link to the Winter 5% Challenge

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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STARLITNIGHT 12/17/2014 11:43PM

    I signed up for the shooting stars, the name spoke to me. :)

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    I'm all signed up and ready to go!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/15/2014 2:59PM

    Sounds like a very motivating challenge. I know you will meet your goals and be successful.

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    Love the 5% Challenges!

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MRSGOFARR 12/15/2014 10:32AM

    I can't wait to get back to losing again! Now I am focusing on gaining. HA!

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    Thanks for sharing!

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    emoticon The Fall Challenge really got me in the habit of journaling what I eat and reminded me to start getting in some kind of exercise daily.

I'm signed up for the next 5%Challenge.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 12/14/2014 11:30PM

    I am looking forward to the Winter Challenge..... I need a kick in the behind!

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CAROL_31649731 12/14/2014 8:27PM

    Love these challenges . . . anxious to get back to it. Didn't do so well in the Fall Challenge, but that just makes me more ready to start anew with the 5% Winter Challenge! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARYANNSQUEST 12/14/2014 6:15PM

    Way to go in Lynn ,
It's so exciting for the challenge to start.WooHoo,to all that you have accomplished. HUgs,
Maryann

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COLOR-BLUE 12/14/2014 4:44PM

    I've already signed up and raring and ready to go!!! Let's but this challenge wide open and loose our 5% and then some!!!!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
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SLIMLEAF 12/14/2014 4:38PM

    I'm NEARLY at my 5% Goal Weight for the Fall Challenge - only a month late!

It's also going to be a challenge to reach that Goal by the end of the year because of Christmas, but I'll do what I can.

I'm still unsure about signing up to the next 5% Challenge, but I'm certain that I'm going to keep Sparking, tracking and exercising until I reach my Final Goal Weight. 2015 is going to be the year!

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TRUE2NDCHANCE 12/14/2014 4:18PM

    I signed up, hope to be part of the Starfish again. It;s been a long time since I was on this site. I need to get back at it!!


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Winter 5% Challenge

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Yawn, stretch, wake up... let's get Sparking again. If you took a few weeks off after the Fall 5% Challenge, now is the time to get back on the diet and getting exercising. Invite your friends to the Winter Challenge, get a running start on the next challenge.

Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Winter 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Let’s have fun, make new friends and get in shape! Challenge starts in January.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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    I joined again = great challenge!

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    Good luck in the challenge

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  Good luck with the challenge!! I'm going to do something on my end too! :-)

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  Thanks for sharing

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    so glad you keep moving and pushing yourself and others.

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JUNETTA2002 12/14/2014 9:37AM

    Thank you going to try this. Need to get on board with something.

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/14/2014 1:39AM

    Time to get back in gear !

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/13/2014 10:40PM

    Good luck with the challenge.

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    I am ready!!!!

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WALLAHALLA 12/13/2014 8:32PM

    I'm all in and rearing to go!

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SUEARNOLD1 12/13/2014 7:57PM

    WooHoo,

I've signed up and am ready.

Thanks Lynn fro all you did last challenge and for all your motivation to come . . . .

Have a great weekend!

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SURVIVOR61 12/13/2014 7:41PM

    Great Challenges! Ladies if you have the time and can do the challenges I recommend signing up. It doesn't matter if you lose all the weight you planned too, as long as you complete the Challenge. This will help you see where you may need to improve in meal planning or change up your exercise. You could have what is called portion distortion. Or just in a plateau. What ever it maybe your sure to shine in the challenge. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SINFULLYQUAINT 12/13/2014 7:06PM

    I'm signed up and looking forward to the Challenge!

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SLIMLEAF 12/13/2014 5:03PM

    Hello Lynn.

I'm not sure whether or not to sign up to the next 5% Challenge. I haven't yet reached my goal for the Fall 5% Challenge, but I'm nearly there and hope to make it by the end of the year.

I enjoy the challenges but often feel a failure when the scales don't reflect my efforts. Also, I spend too much time in Spark Land already and Challenges add to that.

And yet, it's so good being part of a supportive online community.

Best wishes to all those who DO sign up for the next challenge. I'm still deliberating.

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    Signed up, so that's my first emoticon

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    I signed up again. Should be fun!

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COLOR-BLUE 12/13/2014 1:46PM

    Woo Hoo! Yes, we can do it! I've already signed up with my Daisies again!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
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    Yay !!

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    Thanks for the next challenge! I will be in for the ride again!
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Diet and Exercise! YES!!! Motivation Ignited!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014


Meeting New Friends - Sparker LESLIELENORE on the right


Traveling


Doing fun things with family


Camping with family


Exploring new places


Being a tourist around home


Biking the seawall



I have been sick since Nov. 11th. First it was the flu and I was flat out in bed, then it morphed into a respiratory infection - bad cold, then into my lungs. I am on my second course of antibiotics. My energy level is so low. I am feeling better, not 100% but definitely on the mend. Today I am running errands, and tonight I am going to a women's dinner.

Monday I had a medical appointment and got the results of my blood tests. Yikes my blood sugar levels are too high. I need to maintain a healthy lifestyle to look and feel good and stay healthy. So today I am back on track - diet and exercise! YES!!!

I spent 30 minutes looking at summer pictures and realized I have a VERY active lifestyle. I am doing a lot of fun things with family and friends - visiting, walking, biking, hiking, travelling, doing touristy things, picnics in the park, camping, playing with the kids, meeting new friends, etc. I have to stay strong and healthy to maintain this active lifestyle. I want to continue hiking to waterfalls, biking the seawall, exploring new places!

Tomorrow we are flying to Edmonton for our annual Christmas visit with family and friends. At the airport we have an interview to get our Nexus cards for the frequent traveler program - a joint Canada-United States program designed to let pre-approved, low-risk travelers cross the Canada–U.S. border quickly. We live 12 minutes north of the U.S. border and have a second home in WA, so we frequently cross the border.

My DD who lived in China for 6 years has returned to Canada. It will be wonderful to spend the holidays together for the first time in years.

OK time to get moving!

Edit - my energy level is very low so goals for the rest of the week walk 5,000 steps daily and nutrition tracking.

  
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ROSAMARCELLE 12/6/2014 3:08PM

    Lovely photos. Glad you're on the mend. emoticon

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JEB03253 12/5/2014 7:15AM

    Great photos! Have a wonderful family Christmas.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 12/4/2014 11:16PM

    Please take care of yourself!!! Your photos are great!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/4/2014 10:02PM

    I totally loved your pictures!! You do such fun things!

I hope you are back to 100% healthy soon. I am rooting for you! You have to be healthy for the holidays!

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    It was fun to see your pictures! It is good to have some goals even when energy level is low. emoticon

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FUNLOVEN 12/4/2014 8:22AM

    Love your pictures from this past summer. Pictures are a window to our memories!

I have to say, for someone who has been sick for so long, you sure do sound busy. I hope you are getting enough rest. There is still a lot of holiday time ahead of us and I wouldn't want you to miss it b/c of illness.

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GRACEOMALLEY 12/4/2014 1:26AM

    What super pictures! You are definitely active and that's a very good thing. I hope you are taking care of yourself. I was told today my yucky head cold had morphed into pneumonia and I've been put on what is effectively bed rest, so I feel your frustration. We both need to take care of ourselves and not impede our recovery.

Take good care and get all better fast!
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CAROL_31649731 12/3/2014 11:10PM

    Nice pictures . . . thanks for sharing! My sugar was way too high, too :(
Glad you're on the mend, though. You really had a rough spot, physically/medically. Now that illness has passed, you'll be right back to healthy life style & numbers will straighten out in no time!

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DBEAU57 12/3/2014 9:58PM

    What a wonderful summer you had! And yes, so active! I hope you get your strength and energy back quickly. And kudos to you for getting on track with your nutrition to control your blood sugar!

Have a blessed Christmas with your family!

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MT-MOONCHASER 12/3/2014 9:08PM

    I hope that you are feeling much, much better and that you don't catch anything else.

Wow, you certainly packed a lot into your summer. It looks like it was a blast.

Have a good trip to Edmonton and enjoy the friends and relatives.

Happy holidays!

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PATRICIA-CR 12/3/2014 8:19PM

    Wow, lovely photos!! It's an active and happy life indeed emoticon

I'm glad to hear you're coming back from a bad health spell. Take the time you need to recover fully and properly.

Have a wonderful trip. Enjoy!

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SUEARNOLD1 12/3/2014 8:15PM

    Take care and pace yourself. Keep moving forward with health improvements.

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SLIMLEAF 12/3/2014 6:17PM

    I agree with the other comments here - take care of yourself and don't push yourself Too hard while you're still recovering from a nasty illness.

Great photos, by the way - thanks for sharing them.

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WALLAHALLA 12/3/2014 5:49PM

    Take care of you, and enjoy your family and holidays. Save your energy to hit the next challenge hard!

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DIANNEMT 12/3/2014 5:28PM

    Take good care of YOU! We need YOU!!

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COLOR-BLUE 12/3/2014 4:59PM

    You have such a beautiful family and I really enjoyed your pictures and I appreciate you sharing them with me. I love that multicolored dress you were wearing. It's absolute gorgeous!

I'm so sorry that you're not feeling well. My mom has the same thing that you had going on and I know it's no fun. Give your body some well deserved TLC, as I for one would love to have you back in the groove! That all the time that you need for your body to heal, and I'll be praying for you!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
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EJOY-EVELYN 12/3/2014 1:57PM

    May your health continue to improve. My girlfriend is out of commission having gone from acute bronchitis to chronic bronchitis. I am really missing our three-days-a-week Hallmark movie and prayer shawl ministry. So glad your motivation is high. We can do this! Love all the great photos. . . It's all about being in relationship with each other and creation.

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LESLIELENORE 12/3/2014 1:40PM

    Tigan and I had a fun time visiting with you. Thanks again!

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1HOTFUDGEMAMA 12/3/2014 1:20PM

  Looks like you've set a goal to get moving! Best Of luck! Love the pics!

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    So happy your daughter is finally home!!!

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Hooping, Cooking, Improving

Saturday, November 22, 2014

My energy level is improving and a few times a day I try to hoop. As soon as I start moving I get very hot, so these little bursts of energy are all I can do. I watched several youtube hoop videos. It's seems to be a rocking movement side to side or front to back, so effortless.

This morning hubby brought me breakfast in bed - bacon, eggs, toast and coffee. It was delicious and much appreciated. I often have oatmeal with blueberries and walnuts. This afternoon I made a big one week batch of whole wheat high fiber pancakes. They have wheat bran, pureed blueberries and bananas, extra eggs. To stay on track with the fiber I need variety for breakfasts. I like batch cooking, get it all done at once and only have one clean up.

Last night I took NyQuil Cold & Flu Multi Symptom Relief Liquid and slept through the night.

Tonight we are visiting our friends for a game of cards. Sandy has been sick for a couple of weeks so I won't be spreading the flu/cold/whatever. It's a short walk over, and it will be good to have a walk.

My new streak - onederland by Dec. 31st - What I NEED to do to accomplish this -

1. Plan for success - plan daily to keep on track
2. Aim for 40 grams of fiber daily
3. Limit dining out, only if a friend suggests it
4. 10,000 daily steps - 3,000 morning, 3,000 afternoon, 4,000 evening
5. Drink 8 cups of water
6. Stay in calorie range 1200 - 1550
7. Blog
8. 8 hours sleep

I keep looking at the list and stay mindful of what I can do. Next week I will get back nutrition tracking.

  
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    Hope you feel better soon! I don't think I've ever been served breakfast in bed!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/23/2014 6:57PM

    I have tried the hooping too and seem to not be able to get the hang of it.

There are very few foods I like enough to eat more than 2 days in a row. Most of those would fall into the meat, vegetable, fruit, seed, nut category.

I hope you feel better soon.

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PATRICIA-CR 11/23/2014 12:04PM

    Could you make the hoop move around you?? Lucky you!

Breakfast in bed made by your DH? Priceless!

Hope you had a great night playing cards and with a pleasant sleep.

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LIS193 11/23/2014 11:08AM

    Have fun with your hoop and enjoy your night of cards!

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TRAVELGRRL 11/23/2014 10:50AM

    You have a good plan and a realistic goal to keep you on track!

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LESLIELENORE 11/23/2014 12:50AM

    Be gentle with yourself.

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DBEAU57 11/23/2014 12:17AM

    I've been eating Fiber One cereal to help with my fiber count, but they put aspartame in it, so when this box is empty I'm not going to be buying it anymore. I'll look for a different option. Is your high fiber pancake recipe on SparkRecipes? They sound so good! I like cooking in a big batch too and then reheating. It makes life so much easier!

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GRACEOMALLEY 11/22/2014 10:39PM

    First of all - get yourself back to being healthy again. You can stick with your fiber and be sure you get all the sleep you need. Taking care of yourself is a good thing and doesn't mean anything negative. That said, keep up your good efforts.
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CAROL_31649731 11/22/2014 9:39PM

    Be kind to yourself, as you recoup. Baby steps, and all. You still have plenty of time to step it up, and you can do this!!!!

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SUEARNOLD1 11/22/2014 9:34PM

    You're doing great Lynn.

Keep up the great work and plan!

I hope you're back on your game soon.

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MOVING_ARLENE 11/22/2014 9:00PM

    Good job! Every bit of exercise helps -- I'm doing that with you. I grabbed my hoop this morning and my dogs ran from the room. Haha! You're doing great!!
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SUSANELAINE1956 11/22/2014 8:01PM

    Sounds similar to my plan. I also eat 40 grams of fiber daily. I eat Fiber One for one of my snacks, plus lots of fruits and veggies. Good luck! emoticon

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COLOR-BLUE 11/22/2014 7:58PM

    I'm so delighted to hear that you're improving and that your DH is taking such good care of you! The only time I ever had breakfast in bed, was when I was taking care of my friends 4 boys for 4 days. I stay at her home, which was right next door to mine. I had taught them how to may eggs in a basket one time, before I kept them, and one morning there was a knock on the bedroom door, that woke me up. I hollered for whom ever it was to come in and it was Curtis the oldest of the 4 boys. He was 12 at the time and he carried in breakfast for me to have in bed and he made the eggs in a basket.

It will do you good to get out and get that little walk in, as it will help you with your strength. I'm just tickled that you're starting to get back in the groove. Remember your baby steps, as they work much better than giant steps.

Get some rest, and Blessings to you!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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I am thinking 199.9 all day long!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Kali is a happy healthy 10 year old dog, height and weight proportionate. Wed. she had her annual vet appointment to get her shots, so she is good for another year. She exercises an 1.5 hours a day - a long walk with DH each morning before breakfast, and she eats a measured portions of nutritious dog food.

This morning we did more ensuite renovation planning. We made the rounds of specialty stores – 1) shopped for a recessed electric fireplace 2) glass shop - hardware – shower door handles and attached towel bars 3) lighting fixtures. It’s great to shop in stores that specializes in one product line and can give detailed information; though we did end up at a Home Depot Store too.

I broke the no eating out rule today. It was MY idea to go to the Indian Buffet but I did use my buffet rules and only had one plate, no seconds. We arrived at 11:25 AM and waited a few minutes for them to put out the hot freshly prepared food.

Buffet rules -

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I bought a few groceries at Price Pro. It has good range of products (like a mini Costco) and the employees are recovering addicts, who are learning job skills. Some apprentice as butchers, bakers, sales, etc. Also the food products are locally grown, organic and free range as much as possible. Profits from the store are put into recovery programs, so I feel good about shopping there.

Tonight we had soup and salad for dinner. Nice way to tidy up the fridge and have a light meal to balance out the calories for the day. I chopped a heap of veggies to make my No Udon Soup – green beans, bok choy, bean sprouts, green onions. I added a small bit of angel hair pasta.

My new streak - onederland by Dec. 31st - What I NEED to do to accomplish this -

1. Plan for success - plan daily to keep on track
2. Aim for 40 grams of fiber daily
3. Limit dining out, only if a friend suggests it
4. 10,000 daily steps - 3,000 morning, 3,000 afternoon, 4,000 evening
5. Drink 8 cups of water
6. Stay in calorie range 1200 - 1550
7. Blog
8. 8 hours sleep

While I am sick and not able to do all these things, I am still thinking 199.9 all day long. I got back into the habit of being in bed before 10 PM, and most nights by 9 PM. Bedtime now.

  
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    You truly are an inspiration!!!! Thank you for the kick in the behind!!

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BDTHOM 11/22/2014 11:34AM

    I used to make an Udon style soup with my DS which we called Oodles of Noodles. Digging through the freggies in the fridge usually yields lots of good fiber going to waste.

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FLORIDASUN 11/22/2014 10:59AM

    So proud and happy for you and your resolve! I've heard that upping our fiber is a WONDERFUL thing as long as we drink plenty of water. I've also started using some coconut oil in my cooking as it's so high in the omega 3s we so desperately need. I have even been known to put a teaspoon in my coffee...not as bad as it sounds..tastes kind of nutty. emoticon emoticon

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MARYANNSQUEST 11/21/2014 9:52PM

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COLOR-BLUE 11/21/2014 6:44PM

    You seem to be on the mend and I'm delighted to read that in your blogs. Just be careful and don't do too much, until you have total recovery. You still have a good plan set in place and you're the best that you can, and that's all anybody, including you have the right to ask. Besides, that's all God asks of us to, is our best!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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    Good work. Keep it up and you'll see results soon. Go for the emoticon

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MOVING_ARLENE 11/21/2014 1:41PM

    Great plan! Wish we had a Price Pro too. That's a great idea!

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GRACEOMALLEY 11/21/2014 1:34PM

    You are doing so well! Really. Getting a plan together that addresses our individual weaknesses is such a big step. You go, girl!

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    The power of positive thinking!
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CREPEDCRUSADER 11/21/2014 11:10AM

    What a wonderful store! If we had one here I would definitely shop there.
Keep to the plan for Onederland. Do what you can consistently. and you will make it.
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199.9! New Year's Eve!
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SLIMLEAF 11/21/2014 10:56AM

    Well done, Lynne. It's really good that you're making sure you get enough sleep.

That's something I'm working on too, but I'm way behind you at the moment, with my current aim of getting to bed by 11.30pm!

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FUNLOVEN 11/21/2014 9:38AM

    What an emoticon day you had! I really love the idea of the Price Pro store. Keep up the good work and I bet you will be under that 199.9 by the end of the year.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/21/2014 9:11AM

    I'm glad Kali is doing so well! She is a beautiful dog!

We are limited what we have here so we usually buy remodeling supplies at Lowes and have to order them because we are picky and only want certain brands and colors. We are not into white or beige and do appreciate that some place are starting to get into grays. We have a Home Depot and Menards 50 miles away but prefer to not haul things that far.

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SUEARNOLD1 11/21/2014 7:19AM

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You're rocking Lynn. You have your eyes on your goal and you'll do it!

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CAKAROO 11/21/2014 5:53AM

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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/21/2014 2:01AM

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WANTING to be in One-der-land is a good first step !
Speaking of steps, I've recently read that 6,000 steps are just as good
as 10,000 steps.(Marcia of the Monday Morning newsletter just wrote
about this.)
All the best, in your worthy endeavour !

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CAROL_31649731 11/21/2014 1:46AM

    Sounds like you stuck to your plan & are right on target. You will do this! You know I'm in your corner! emoticon emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 11/21/2014 12:59AM

    Sweet dreams1

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EJOY-EVELYN 11/21/2014 12:57AM

    Great and well-thought out plan of action. Here’s a non-acoholic cheers to the attainment of Onederland before the New Year. We can do this! Hug, hug - Evelyn

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MOMTO6CUTIES 11/21/2014 12:29AM

    So proud of you!!!

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ZRIE014 11/21/2014 12:25AM

  get well and do what you can. keep to your plan.

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