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Day 164 Update: Good Trip to Cincinnati

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hi Everyone

Today is Day 164 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak. Happy streaking to anyone else out there joining in the fun. Todayís highlight was doing pushups, lunges, and stretching outside. The nice fall weather is here.

I had a fun trip to Cincinnati last week to visit with the SparkPeople team. Our small team is like a family in a fun office in downtown Cincinnati.

One project we worked on together is the launch of the 10+ Fitness minutes challenge Mini-Book. I will launch this on the site next Sunday, October 4th. Elliott from our graphics team did a great job helping make it look nice. As part of this, Iíll also start writing a weekly email to SP members. Weíre also building some fun features that will help make streaks more fun on the site for people who like this as a motivator.

Hope everyone is having a great start to the fall!

Chris (SparkGuy)
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NASFKAB 9/30/2014 1:26AM

  great thanks

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    I was in Cincinnati too, should have dropped by!! lol Like the new idea! emoticon

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GRACED777 9/28/2014 4:18PM

    Thanks! I'm still getting into streaks. Even on my rest from exercise day I've done 12 minutes so far.

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    Thanks Spark Guy! your the best! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon BONZ emoticon

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JEANNETTE59 9/26/2014 8:25PM

  emoticon I love holding myself accountable, so streaks work well for me.

My Current Longest Streaks:

Log on to Spark: 642 days

Exercise at least 90 minutes a week: 123 weeks

Consume at least 8 cups of water a day: 345 days

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    emoticon and looking forward to the revised mini book!

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QUILTINGB52 9/26/2014 1:38AM

    You are doing better with your streaking than I am.

After my "pity party" yesterday.....I am now back to Day 1......

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SUSIEMT 9/25/2014 6:55PM

    It's always nice to hear about you 10 minute exercise streak updates! Go gettem boss! WooHoo you!

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MOONGLOWSNANA 9/25/2014 2:38PM

  Glad to hear that you enjoyed your work visit to the midwest for the good of us all!

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SPARKFRAN514 9/25/2014 2:29PM

    Can't wait to get my spark re lite its on low sounds like a great way to head into Fall and get ready for the up coming holiday season. emoticon

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PATTISTAMPS 9/25/2014 1:22PM

    YES! Can't wait to re-read it and share it!

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    emoticon for all you do Chris.

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NUTINLOOKSLIKE 9/25/2014 10:29AM

    Thank you! I love doing mini-bursts of exercise, so I am always looking for little tricks to help. KEEP IT UP!

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    Thanks for the update emoticon

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    Can't wait. Thank you! emoticon

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    emoticon Looking forward to the mini book coming out!

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    Looking forward o seeing the mini-book!

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  Great news about your mini-book. Sounds like you have a great group to work with.

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    emoticon October is an awesome month!!

emoticon On the launch of the book and soon launch of the weekly newsletter. I have a feeling it will be well received!

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DALID414 9/25/2014 12:10AM

    Happy Fall!

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MADAMES 9/24/2014 11:01PM

    Sounds like great thing s are coming soon! Thank you!

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    super

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    Sounds like a very good week.

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    Sounds sparking good!

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    Sounds great! I look forward to it.

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Sign a Digital Card for Leah and Devon Still

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hi Everyone

Thanks for your great response to my last blog about Leah and Devon Still!

After writing the blog, I came up with an idea to create a digital card that anyone can sign and then I'll figure out how to make sure Devon Still sees the card.

If you'd like to participate, just sign on this page:
teamspiritproject.com/2014/09
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Then, if you are interested in spreading the spark for this project, feel free to email your friends or share on social media.

Thanks for taking a look!

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EGMINGA 9/30/2014 9:39PM

    emoticon Prayers Leah and family.

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    Thanks so much for this opportunity!!!

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    Fantastic idea! card signed

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    No child should have to live with a disease. emoticon

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QUILTINGB52 9/22/2014 5:22PM

    I got a blank page every time I tried to sign into this page.

Another inspiration for being aware of Childhood Cancer - check out Aaron Rodgers and the G9 project. Wear GOLD for September.

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ISABELLE31 9/22/2014 11:52AM

    What a wonderful idea! I signed!

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SLEEPYDEAN 9/22/2014 12:49AM

    Way to go Bengals! I hope all the money and awareness raised this month, leads to cures now.

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  Great idea.

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MASRITE 9/21/2014 11:33PM

    What a wonderful idea. Just signed the card!!

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LYNNIERN 9/21/2014 12:51PM

    Signed the card, bought the jersey, shared the post!

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ATGOALWT 9/21/2014 9:55AM

  I think the card should be wishing all the children at that hospital a recovery to be able to live and enjoy life, not just a card for the child of a famous person who is getting all the attention and help they need unlike the child of an average hard working person. Sorry for the children of that hospital who are feeling left out.

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PJB145 9/20/2014 10:01PM

    Done and shared. I hope you get 10,000 signatures.



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DBEAU57 9/20/2014 10:01PM

    I signed the card and shared the link on my facebook page, asking friends and family to sign it as well! So happy to be able to participate in this worthy endeavor.

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    I signed the card.

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  I also signed. Wonderful idea!

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FRANCES-AGAPE 9/20/2014 8:38PM

   
more than happy to sign

There but for the grace of God ....

THANKS for the heads up about it


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JIBBIE49 9/20/2014 8:31PM

    Hugs

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GINA180847 9/20/2014 7:12PM

    Several times in the past a child of mine had a major health crisis so I know how hard it is to handle in your mind. Thank you for letting us be a part of this.

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MOINSDEMOI 9/20/2014 5:51PM

    Yay! Thank you for letting us be a part of the SparkPeople Community by signing a card for Leah. I hope they can feel all the love and prayers coming their way from SparkLand.

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    did it awesome idea

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    Great!

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    Done and done.

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    Signed, wonderful idea!!

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Day 155 Update: Positive (but sad) sports story

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hi Everyone

Today is Day 155 of my 10 or more fitness minutes streak. Best wishes to anyone else out there streaking with me! Before writing this blog this morning, I challenged myself to get to 10 minutes here in my hotel room and did: 1 minute jogging in place; 2 minutes pushups; 2 minutes lunges; 8 minutes stretching.

Iím in Cincinnati for a short trip to meet with most of the SparkPeople team at our main headquarters. We spread the spark yesterday at a Susan Komen Race for the Cure event. It was great to see many of our team at the event and meet some new people. I even saw a longtime friend from high school (Hi Missy!).

After that event, I went back to my hotel and started watching the Bengals vs. Falcons NFL game. But, since my hotel was close to the stadium, I couldnít resist checking stubhub.com for tickets. I ended up getting a great seat cheap at the end of the first quarter and then ran about 15 minutes to the stadium and got there exactly midway through the second quarter.

One of the best parts of the game is the feel-good story mentioned in the title (feel-good, but sad). A Bengals defensive player named Devon Still is going through a very challenging time because his 4-year-old daughter has a rare form of pediatric cancer. As a result, his focus wasnít entirely on football during training camp this year. His daughter recently moved to Cincinnati to receive care at Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Ė one of the top hospitals in the country (Iím friends with a former Chairman of the Board of the hospital; he is an amazing person).

Largely because of the focus issues, Still was cut by the Bengals at the end of training camp. But, the team signed him to their 10-person practice squad in part so Still would continue to have health benefits for his daughterís care. This meant that he wouldnít be on the active roster playing games, but would practice with the team.

The Bengals then decided to donate all proceeds from sales of Devon Stillís jersey to Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital for pediatric cancer research. Stillís jersey then set an all-time record for the most jersey sales in a single day by a Bengals player.

Then, after a short time period during this transition, the Bengals coaches called Still up and asked him if he was ready to play football. He responded YES and then said he made it to the stadium in about 5 minutes so they didnít change their mind.

After an injury yesterday, Still was brought into the game for the first time this season. After a play finished, the announcer called out that the tackle was made by Devon Still. The crowd erupted and gave Still a standing ovation that time and then 2 other times after tackles.

With the negative headlines in the news, itís great to see a story like this.

Then, after the game, Still returned to his locker and found this poster in his locker that a young Bengals fan asked the team management to give Still:





Hereís a great video on ESPN if you are interested in learning more about this story:
espn.go.com/video/clip?id=115
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This gets a giant WooHoo and weíll be sending thoughts and prayers to the Still family from the SparkPeople family!

Chris (SparkGuy)
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SMATERI 9/28/2014 10:26PM

  God bless you and your sweet girl. May you get the best result!

What an wonderful Dad. I can't imagine what your going through, but I can imagine that you are making your daughter feel special and so loved. My thoughts are with and for you and your family. Hang in there. emoticon

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_TIME_4_CHANGE_ 9/22/2014 2:50PM

    Thanks for posting this! We've needed a story like this to outshine all the negativity :-)

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JAXMOMMY 9/22/2014 1:00PM

    It is nice to read a positive story from the NFL! Congrats on your streak! I am not officially streaking with you, but I've been on a roll with my fitnes too despite illness and injury!

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RUNNER11G 9/21/2014 3:20PM

  It's stories like this that remind us of what is really important. The next time you feel your exercise is too tough or you don't have the energy, remember this story. Remember how lucky you are to be able to exercise at all.


I am a Cleveland Browns fan from Ohio, but I now have a great deal of respect for coach Lewis and the entire Bengals organization. Never forget what life is all about. It's about making a difference in the lives of others.

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POLSKARENIA 9/21/2014 2:04PM

    Great story - nice title!

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    Great story!

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JERICHO1991 9/20/2014 11:47AM

    Great story. Thanks for sharing.

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TIFFFIT 9/20/2014 11:44AM

    What a great story and here's to a classy team for doing good in a world full of people making headlines for going bad.

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    With the negative headlines in the news, itís great to see a story like this. emoticon emoticon

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JERZRN 9/20/2014 9:25AM

    Will keep Leah in my thoughts!

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    Great story-thanks for sharing.

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REBESANCON 9/19/2014 5:49PM

    What a great story to hear, especially in light of recent NFL news!

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1AVERY 9/19/2014 2:16PM

    That is a great story especially with the other issues the NFL is going through right now.

I am so glad to hear there are still good people out there with all the job cuts and benefit cuts these days. His daughter will get the care she needs to recover from that dreadful disease.

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NHEMBERGER 9/19/2014 11:04AM

    Thanks Sparkguy! Awesome story!
Proud to be a "Cincinnatian!"

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CATHYGETSFIT 9/19/2014 4:28AM

    What a great story! It's nice to hear something like this with all of the bad publicity that's been going on with the NFL leagues.

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BARBIE176 9/19/2014 1:43AM

    What a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing. I will be praying for his daughter and family.

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NASFKAB 9/19/2014 1:11AM

  awesome story prayers heading the girl's way

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GWINNER1 9/18/2014 10:14PM

    Beautiful story of love in action. My prayers are with his family.

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    That answered my question. emoticon

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KATELJM 9/18/2014 4:20PM

    It is great to hear of a team and a city backing a player facing such a difficult personal challenge, and of Devon Still giving back to the fans and the team the very best he had to offer. He's not just "showing up" for the job, he will always give back to the community. It's not just a job, it's now a relationship.

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CAROLJEAN64 9/18/2014 10:59AM

    What a heartwarming and necessary story. Why isn't this in the headlines for young boys to see instead of the abusive players?

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NUTINLOOKSLIKE 9/18/2014 10:24AM

    Brings tears to my eyes! Thank you so much for sharing this story. It's so incredible to hear about a professional sports team, and a community, doing so much to help Still. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PROPMAN1 9/18/2014 9:07AM

  What a wonderful and touching story. It's nice to know there are still some 'good guys' out there! Prayers and thoughts to Devon and his family. emoticon emoticon

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PJB145 9/18/2014 1:00AM

    Truly touching and interesting. Thank you for sharing this feel good (yes, despite the subject), this feel good story.

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  good blog

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ADJQUILTER 9/17/2014 10:56PM

    Nice to see a positive story with all of the negative publicity that the NFL has been getting.

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LADYSHERRY 9/17/2014 4:33PM

    ok you made me cry

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GRACED777 9/17/2014 11:20AM

    Thanks for this story. Praying for them! Also glad you got to the game!

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    Very sad but uplifting storey emoticon

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JIBBIE49 9/17/2014 1:15AM

    I do hope the little girl gets well, but cancer is a horrible disease. My 30 yos, Nathan is a five year survivor of Testicular Cancer, so I know what it is to deal with a child who has cancer.

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Day 150 Update: Fun milestone

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hi Everyone

Today is Day 150 of my 10+ Fitness minutes streak. Itís fun to reach this milestone and not have any burn-out Ė Iím ready for many more days ahead!

Thanks a bunch to everyone who participated in the 10+ Fitness Minutes Mini-Book survey. I got many great comments that helped me make some tweaks. Thanks for your help! The Mini-Book is now with our design team to make it look better. Then, Iíll start sharing it more.

If you didnít see this, weíre excited to work with former NFL player Michael Strahan on a project!
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog
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en_theres_no_time


This past weekend was a little sad. We had to give up our rooster named Loco because he was terrorizing the hens and getting really loud. We were afraid Amimal Control would show up one day and take him. Ever since finding that one of our chicks was a rooster, we had prepared for this. Fortunately, we found a ranch that takes roosters from the community. Itís a great nonprofit that helps troubled teens in part by having them take care of the hens and roosters. So he should have a good home and the hens can get some peace. Even though Loco was mean to the hens, he was friendly to me and liked being held and would stretch his neck out on my arm. Here he is at his new home:



Have a great day Ė SparkCheers!

Chris (SparkGuy)
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ROSAMARCELLE 9/14/2014 2:53PM

    Glad Loco's found a good home.

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JSEATTLE 9/12/2014 7:45PM

  I love the sound and look of 150 days! Sorry about Loco but how neat you found him a good home. We love our pets so much, it is always sad to see one go.

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HIKERSAN 9/12/2014 6:32AM

    Congrats on 150 day streak! I am at 11 days, not sure if it is a record for me or not, but I aim to keep going!

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WARRIORGIRL121 9/12/2014 2:09AM

    Awww, nice picture. So sorry you had to give up Loco.. emoticon ... but at least you found a good home for him. I have a neighbor who has chickens as pets (vs for food or shows) and I know they can be very interactive and loving creatures. Praying that Loco will continue to have a good life in his new home. emoticon

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    emoticon :::::150::::: Nice emoticon Picture emoticon

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JEANNETTE59 9/11/2014 6:05PM

  emoticon 150!

So glad you found a good rescue organization for Loco.

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GABY1948 9/11/2014 5:26PM

    Love the pic!

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IDICEM 9/11/2014 11:27AM

  Loco will be happy on the farm. And congrats on 150!

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NHES220 9/11/2014 10:47AM

    Sorry you had to give up Loco, never an easy thing. So glad you were able to find him a good place. Congrats on continuing your streak. I've been keeping up with mine and working towards my goal of my half marathon on 11/9/14. Wouldn't be doing this without SP and getting ready for maintenance soon - so close to my goal.

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DJSHIP46 9/11/2014 10:18AM

    Checking out your link to the mini-book, hope it works this time. REALLY GLAD Loco has a good new home emoticon

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KITT52 9/11/2014 8:37AM

    going good..

glad that mean rooster has a good home

have a healthy week

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WINE4GIRL 9/11/2014 7:07AM

    Congrats on reaching your milestone! The nonprofit sounds like a great facilit!

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GOANNA2 9/11/2014 6:53AM

    I hope you don't miss Loco too much. Nice photo
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NEW-CAZ 9/11/2014 3:27AM

    Sorry about you and Loco, lovely pic of you both.
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REGILIEH 9/11/2014 12:14AM

    Great picture of you and Loco!

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DALID414 9/10/2014 11:51PM

    Love Michael Strahan!! Seeing his face on my Start Page made my day!

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MASRITE 9/10/2014 11:20PM

    Sorry you had to give Loco away, but at least he'll be helping out the kids! emoticon on your streak!!

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JAMER123 9/10/2014 10:50PM

    Too bad about Loco. I grew up on a farm and we had hundreds of chickens, so laying hens and some capons that were raised for food. If we would get a rooster with the baby chicks we had to get rid of him right away because they are mean to the hens which is part of their rituals to fertilize eggs. They can actually pull all the feathers out of hens. So I am glad you were able to find a home for him.

Congrats on the book! It should go well!!

I will be starting a new streak tomorrow. Had about 3 wks. done but toady was a down day. Tomorrow a new day.

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SPARKFRAN514 9/10/2014 10:42PM

    emoticon on the streak sorry about your pet glad you found a good home for him can't wait for your book enjoyed reading it it helped me get my Spark tracker trophy on 6 days !! still streaking along started July 17 and counting . emoticon

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MSHEL7 9/10/2014 9:52PM

    That's too bad about your rooster, it is hard to lose our animals, even to a good home.

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SNOWYOGA 9/10/2014 9:52PM

    emoticon 150 days! Glad to hear you found a new home, my parents had the same problem, but it was a lamb and my mom So it became diner emoticon

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RICKI157 9/10/2014 9:37PM

    emoticon on Day 150!!!!!! Sorry about Loco.
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PATRICIAAK 9/10/2014 9:16PM

    Congrats with the milestone!
Here's a hug for the family - it's tough when a family pet is not with us - even though intellectually we know this is the best.

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PATRICIAAK 9/10/2014 9:16PM

    Congrats with the milestone!
Here's a hug for the family - it's tough when a family pet is not with us - even though intellectually we know this is the best.

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SPEDED2 9/10/2014 8:49PM

    Happy ending for the rooster...sad for you!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/10/2014 8:42PM

    Awwwww . . . . any chance you can visit Loco??

Yeah for day 150!

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PYNETREE 9/10/2014 7:51PM

    Good for you stringing all those days together! I am struggling to get 10 days in a row!!

I am sure Loco will be happy in his new coop...and he gets to meet a whole slew of new hens!

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NILLAPEPSI 9/10/2014 7:41PM

    Bye Loco!!! emoticon

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ATGOALWT 9/10/2014 7:39PM

  Loco as in loco de la cabasa? I guess eating him would of been devastating for the kids. Now the girls can get a good night sleep and don't have to be terrorized by Loco.

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APRIL_V_2 9/10/2014 7:37PM

    I love that you cared enough to find Loco a good home. You are a good guy! And i love Michael Strahan! Looking forward to seeing those posts. Thank you for sharing!

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FELINEBETTER 9/10/2014 7:32PM

    Congratulations on Day 150! Well done, indeed!

Sorry to hear of your loss with Loco -- but it sounds like he's moved on to a great set up anyway. Now, everyone wins! emoticon

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NELLIEC 9/10/2014 7:31PM

    I'm glad you found a good home for Loco.

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Day 143 Update: 10+ Fitness Minutes Mini-Book Survey

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Hi All

Today is Day 143 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak. Did 23 minutes today (yes, you can tell I used to be an accountant!). Todayís highlight was mini-trampoline outside.

If you are interested, here is a survey for the 10+ Fitness Minutes Challenge Mini-Book:

Shoot -- there is a tech issue with how parts of our site handles urls that start with "https" vs. just "http" -- if you want to get to the survey, can you cut and paste this url (sorry for the hassle):
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YCJVJFQ

If you haven't seen the Mini-Book yet, here is the latest draft if you'd like to take a look (design, graphics, etc. will be added later):
www.sparkpeople.com/assets/uploads/1
0 minutes_Program_2014_version_2.3.pdf


Thanks a bunch for your support. Hope everyone is having a great day!

Chris (SparkGuy)
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PS Someone in my last blog asked me to remind people about our new app upgrade -- here is that info:

If you have a smartphone (iphone or android), we just released a great update that includes mobile chat, free coaching notifications, and more. It's fun to see all the mobile chat posts already! More info here:
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
st=get_sparkpeople_community_coaching_
on_the_go


  
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SNOWYOGA 9/9/2014 11:12PM

    Thank you!

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JSEATTLE 9/6/2014 5:27PM

  I just downloaded the mini-book. Will be back for the survey.

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QUILTINGB52 9/5/2014 1:48PM

    I've been consistent with my 10-minute challenge since August 3rd. Yesterday I was totally exhausted with a trip to Walmart - wheeling myself around a Super-store for an hour.

Having a "power chair" would certainly make things easier. But this healthy journey isn't always about taking the easy route. My independent nature will continue to meet challenges head on and often times I surprise myself with the outcome!!

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ZELLAZM 9/5/2014 4:08AM

    Another reason to finally get a smart phone for this side of the pond!

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JANISMKW 9/4/2014 10:39PM

    FABULOUS!!!

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ENG_TV 9/4/2014 8:29PM

    It's great. An easy and inspiring read. Thanks!

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MATER88 9/4/2014 8:03PM

    Impressive! emoticon

I love Sparkpeople!

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SPARKFRAN514 9/4/2014 3:48PM

    Took the survey I have read and gone back and reread several parts over again and they are part of my Sept challenge. I started the 10 minute challenge on July 17 which puts me at day 50 half way to my 100 day reward goal.

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PATTISTAMPS 9/4/2014 2:21PM

    I took the survey - LOVE the mini-book! Can't wait to get it!

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KERRYG155 9/4/2014 11:34AM

    Thanks. I need to take a look at that.

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SPEDED2 9/4/2014 10:42AM

    Looks great!

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JEANNETTE59 9/4/2014 10:05AM

  Did a quick scan of the mini-book, will do a more thorough read and do the survey emoticon emoticon

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 9/4/2014 9:28AM

    One thing that helps with the "https" problem is to edit the url after pasting it into the link box. Just take out the whole"https://" part and you're good to do!!

Thanks for the great new book!!!

Beverly

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ROSAMARCELLE 9/4/2014 8:23AM

    Many thanks. emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 9/4/2014 6:55AM

    emoticon I really liked the mini-book! I want to read it again! I took the survey too.

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Cathy

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MBPP50 9/4/2014 6:28AM

    Thanks for the reminder- I need to read the book!

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MOVING2LOSE 9/4/2014 6:05AM

   
Love your story..so inspirational. emoticon

I really enjoyed your first book. I have it in paperback and digital version on my kindle.
Love this mini-book.

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GRALAN 9/4/2014 4:24AM

    I read the sparkmail notice checking my email prior to bedtime. Ooops. I do not regret it:-) I went straight to it & through it (update, previews book, survey, pinned it...) Wow.

Thanks for this, really. I'm hooked.
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JAMER123 9/4/2014 12:15AM

    Day 11 of 10 mins+!! Hope to keep the streak going.
I am anxious to see the new app. It downloaded well but so far won't accept my ID of password. So haven't had the pleasure of using yet. I will be reading the latest on the mini book tonight. Liked it well earlier!!
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LOOPYLOU0363 9/4/2014 12:02AM

    Great mini book and love the app update! emoticon

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RICKI157 9/3/2014 11:13PM

    I like the new mini book!!!!!!
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PATRICIAAK 9/3/2014 11:09PM

    great commitment

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