GOCALGAL
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2019 ~ Thankful for SP and friends, for ongoing inspiration from leaders and team mates of 100 DWL and Beck studies, 5% Challenges, for good health and so many other blessings!

2018 ~ Continuing to move forward, balancing a healthy and fit lifestyle with staying present, thankful, positive with growing awareness that "knowledge is power. What we think and believe is more powerful than we realize".

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2017~ Is all about Choices...My choices. I know I must continue Sparking and making those daily choices that I set in place in 2016 that help me to be as fit and healthy as possible to maintain my goal weight.

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2016 ~ My goals this year are:
To slow down, be mindful when eating my food ~ focusing on plant based, whole foods, avoiding sugar and processed foods. . Add more steps to my day.

Keep challenging myself by taking classes in yoga teacher training, add more fun exercise with bike.riding,swimming...

I will try my best everyday to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. NO more beating myself up and NO more quitting...ever.


"Fall down 7 times, get up 8" Japanese proverb


Member Since: 8/11/2010

Fitness Minutes: 185,606

My Goals:
"It's not the mountain we conquer,
But ourselves." unknown

Maintain between 147 to 152

May 14, 2013 I completed part 1 of a 3 part yoga teacher training program
2015~ Completed 2nd part of yoga teacher training
Earned CYI credential~ Certified yoga instructor
2016~Taking part 3 of yoga teacher training
2017~Continue teaching yoga and water aerobics

Reach out to others to encourage and be encouraged for success.

To get light enough, fit enough and strong enough to play tennis again!


My Program:
Most critical for maintenance is little to no sugar, white flour or processed foods. I do eat some but I start to crave them and to gain if I eat very much. I have free range eggs almost everyday. I get most of my fat from avocados, (lucky to have my own much of the year) olive or coconut oil. I eat as many veggies as possible and a lot of seasonal fruits.

I track steps and have a goal of 8-10K daily which I meet much of the time but no beating myself up when I do not.

I continue to give my body a rest from food 10 to 14 hours each night

Visit SP daily

Mostly plant based diet

Cultivate healthy life style habits like drinking enough water, less snacking and intuitive eating. Food Tracking when necessary for challenges or weight creep.

Exercise~Water aerobics, yoga, strength training, walking





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  • v KURTZIE1998
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    May pleasure walk with you;
    That luck smile upon you; and
    May joy be at home in your heart.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

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    19 days ago
  • v BLESSOME
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your SEVENTH WEEK, Casual Traveler!

    We've now put 7 weeks behind us in our journey and we made it to Madagascar, logging a
    total of 7,620 exercise miles, 1,310 points for Team No Evening Eating as well as 1,180 points for Team Cut Calories. Thank you for posting all your ITINERARY updates before the deadline!

    3 folks missed the weigh in deadline, 1 person was excused, 7 people stayed the same AND We logged 14 losses!! WEIGH TO GO!!!

    Well done! We've had a nice challenge, overall! Be proud of yourself for making it this far!!
    Also for sticking with it and what you have accomplished, regardless of your results!! You're here on the last day before the final weigh in and you're still active on all levels!

    I hope you were all very excited about this, the eighth week of our journey!!

    During week 8, our plane is still in the air and headed toward Sicily, 4,439 miles away and we've about 1,050 1,050 miles to go before we land. This is our last and shortest flight for this challenge.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) was blogging because it can have positive effects on weight loss journeys. It can tell your story, help you work through tough spots,
    and let you toot your own horn! You can share what works for you and what doesn't. so many things to be shared, to be said!! For tis LGTL, you've been logging 10 points per day if you blog and 0 if you do not because this is
    another all or nothing challenge.

    This week again was no evening eating: 10 points if you were successful; 0 points if not. This is also an all or nothing challenge.

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile and exercise should be reported after completion.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to participate to the best of their abilities. Please make sure to log all of your LTGL points &
    exercise miles for the day as often as possible; the sooner our points are posted, the sooner we land our plane.

    We, the casual Travelers, are one of more than 10 teams trying to reach our destination before anyone else. Also keep in mind that at the latest any/all Week 8 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, March 6th.

    I hope you had fun and enjoy this final leg of the journey!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing category for the several games. Please make sure to check the In flight Fun area!!

    Every Saturday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge for self care Saturday will be offered that will include a few mini challenges that focus on mind body and soul.

    I also hope you had a great week, had fun with the challenge and made sure to visit the team forum to stay up on current affairs.

    Have an incredibly wonderful Friday!!!

    jeannie

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    29 days ago
  • v BLESSOME
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your SIXTH WEEK, Casual Traveler!

    We're now 6 weeks into our journey and we made it to Falkland Isles, logging a total of
    6,723 exercise miles, 1,070 points for Team Cut Calories as well as 1,530 points for Team happiness. This week, there were no itinerary posts after the deadline and only one person missed the weigh in! We saw 16 losses, 7 gains (myself included) 4 weights that
    were the same as last week and 2 people who were excused!

    Well done! We've had a nice week overall! Pat yourself on the back; be proud of yourself
    for sticking with it and for what you have accomplished, regardless of your results!! You're
    still here and active on all levels!

    Let's get very excited about this, the 7th week of our journey!!

    During week 7, our plane is in the air and headed toward Madagascar an exciting destination, 5,798 miles away. This is not our longest flight, but also not the shortest.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is "No evening eating (NEE)" and we are again logging Cut 100 Calories from last week's LGTL.

    Please continue to hydrate and track your food even though we aren't logging points for
    them; these 2 things are very helpful and very important for success, particularly when traveling during a 5% challenge.

    So how do you count points for the No evening eating (NEE) challenge?

    No evening eating (NEE) challenge is another all or nothing challenge. In it, there is
    also room for one exception - "except for one planned low-calorie snack (200 calories or
    less)". Evening eating is a huge issue for me and one I appreciate being made a part of these challenges; it helps to keep me on track. For this challenge, you will report 10 points
    for each day that you do no evening eating, or do no evening eating other than one (1)
    snack of 100 calories or less. If you do *any* evening eating other than than or more
    calories than a 200 calorie snack, you would score 0 points for the day.

    This week again is Cut 100 Calories: You decide how or where you want to cut 100 calories
    from your day, wheather ist's from a meal or a snack, or by substituting one item for another. 10 points if you are successful; 0 points if not. This is also an all or nothing challenge.

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile and exercise should be reported after completion.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to participate to the best of their abilities. Please make sure to log all of your LTGL points &
    exercise miles for the day as often as possible; the sooner our points are posted, the sooner we land our plane.

    We, the casual Travelers, are one of more than 10 teams trying to reach our destination before anyone else. Also keep in mind that at the latest any/all Week 4 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, February 28th.

    Have fun and enjoy this leg of the journey!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing category for the several games. Please make sure to check the In flight Fun area!!

    Every Saturday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge for self care Saturday will be offered that will focus on mind body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team forum to stay up on current affairs.

    Please also check YOUR Spark Page and look for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Have an incredibly wonderful week!!!

    jeannie

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    40 days ago
  • v BLESSOME
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    I apologize for the lateness of this update.

    CONGRATULATIONS on your FIFTH WEEK, Casual Traveler!

    We're now 5 weeks into our journey and of the original 46 active members, 30 of us remain active as we made it to Cook Islands, logging a total of 7,672 exercise miles, 1,510 points for Team Happiness as well as 1,510 points for Team Get to Bed.

    This week again with a couple of folks still not having posted in the weekly weigh in and one member being excused, half of us either posted weigh ins at either the same or a lower weight than than they were at last week. Sadly, I was not one of either.

    Weigh to go!! Be proud and pat yourself on the back for having accomplished your week
    5 goals! Even if the were not what you expected; you stuck with it!! Well done!!

    If you didn't move as much as you could have, eaten more than you should have or think you may have done anything else differently during this week, then sit down, make a list
    of what didn't work and what you think might work better going forward, promise yourself
    you're going to be your best yet and treat yourself kindly!

    Regardless, as I said last week to all of you... lose, gain or stay the same; still being a part of the challenge is a wonderful accomplishment! Very Well done!!! Be very proud of what you have accomplished!!

    So... By now, nearing the end of week 6, our plane is still in the air and headed toward the Falkland Islands, Islands which is our shortest journey yet at 5,524 miles.


    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is "Lighten Up/Cut 100 Calories a Day" and we are again logging "Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes" from last week's LGTL.

    I know, broken record here but... Continue to drink your water and track your food even
    though we aren't logging points for these any longer; they're extremely helpful and very important, particularly when traveling during a 5% challenge when it comes to success.

    So how do you count points for the "Lighten Up/Cut 100 Calories a Day" challenge?

    The Lighten Up/Cut 100 Calories a Day challenge is another all or nothing challenge. You will report 10 points for each day that you ..."Swap it Out, Cut it Out, or Cut Back on a food or beverage to reduce your daily calorie intake by 100 calories". If you cut nothing or less than 100 calories, then the reported points would be 0 for that day.

    This week again is Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes: To score points do something that makes YOU happy for at least 10 minutes each day. If you spend at least 10 minutes doing something that makes you happy, score 10 points for the day. If you don't take that time, score 0 points.

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile and exercise should be reported after completion.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to participate to the best of their abilities. This means posting your daily activities and weight by the required deadlines. Please also note if numbers are reported after the 11:59 PM cutoff, they cannot be counted for the challenge, regardless of the day being reported.

    Please make sure to log all of your LTGL points & exercise miles for the day as often as possible; the sooner our points are posted, the sooner we land our plane.

    We, the casual Travelers, are one of more than 10 teams trying to reach our destination before anyone else. Also keep in mind that at the latest any/all Week 5 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, February 21st. Also please remember your Weekly weigh in must be posted by 11:59PM Saturday, February 22nd.

    Have fun and enjoy this leg of the journey!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer
    a fun and ever changing category for the interactive games and every Saturday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge will be offered that will focus on mind, body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team
    forum to stay up on current affairs.


    I hope you had an incredibly wonderful week!!!

    jeannie

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    43 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    Stopping by to say emoticon , wish you well, and say Happy Valentine's Day

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    51 days ago
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