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emoticon Challenge #2 Saturday, July 7 - Friday, July 13 emoticon
emoticon DESTINATION - Seward, Alaska U.S. 9,374 Miles - Exercise & Nutrition Tracking & Water

The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise & Tracking & Water done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!!

Orcas Island Cabins are a private luxury yurt village on Resurrection Bay. Whether you are an experienced camper or new to it, this is the most remote and amazing place you will ever stay. This is a highlight of any trip to Alaska. Be adventurous and kayak, paddle board, bird watch, fish, photograph amazing sunrises, hike to waterfalls, graze on wild berries like a bear, and sing-along at the evening campfire. Also the timing is perfect for salmon spawning. Watch thousand of salmon swim past you into the cove, to work their way upstream toward the waterfall.

Your adventure starts with your water taxi, really a wildlife tour along the way to the Islands. During your stay you have unlimited access to a kayak and water board. Enjoy being on the water and visit with harbor porpoises, humpback whales, golden eagles, bald eagles, playful river otters, seals, and from a distance watch the bears on land. When the tide goes out, explore the tidal pools full of treasures - jellyfish, starfish, sea anemone, mussels, and more.


SparkPeople Chef Meg and her staff have set up the kitchen, so enjoy the meals!

1 minute of exercise = 1 air mile

DAILY MAXIMUM 120 exercise minutes/air miles.

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Living the Good Life Water & Nutrition Tracking emoticon emoticon

Fall in love with the process and the results will come - consistency. This is Tough Love Week! Tracking was chosen by 5% Challengers as one of their favorite challenges. Yes it seems so repetitive, but there are many of us who need this week to get on board with what we all should be doing to successfully lose or maintain our weight. This moves you out of your comfort level, when you hold yourself accountable for every bite you take. Be mindful - before you reach for a food ask yourself, `does this food measure up to the nutrition I deserve`?

Learn to choose healthy foods and know how much of which healthy foods you should be eating and how often. When you nutrition track on Spark you can run reports which let you know how you did compared to your nutritional goals. This will help you make better choices.

Would it help to get the Spark Tracker app for your smart phone?

Did you add nutrition tracking to your Win Today Check List?

Sometimes we think we are not eating much till we start tracking, measuring, & weighing everything that goes into our mouths. The results can be shocking! This week hold yourself accountable for what you are eating!
emoticon See if these little tips help keep you from licking and tasting while you are cooking and cleaning up in the kitchen. Chew sugarless gum, clench a pencil in your teeth (which is also supposed to make you feel happier?), have a cut up carrot to chomp on (count those calories!), or sip tea.

When you are away from your phone/computer have a piece of paper to write down what you are eating or use your phone to take a picture and record it later, so you won`t under report your intake and calories. Every lick and bite counts. Would it help to pre-track your day and adjust as necessary?

Here is basic information to use the Spark Nutritional Tracker.

If you have questions about the Nutrition Tracker check out the right hand column of FAQ

If you are dining out, check out the online menu to make a better choice. Often it will show one item ie. steak, so you have to also find the baked potato and side dish too. Here is a site where you can search a restaurant too.

Mayo Clinic - Learn how to track your eating habit

Focus on knowing how much you are eating. Track all your meals and snacks each day. You can track your meals by whatever method you choose - Weight Watchers Points Plus, Spark Nutrition Tracker, pen and paper - calculate, etc.

It helps to record the TIME and WHY you are eating, as a tool to help you be more mindful of what you are doing with food. On the Spark Tracker there is a place to make these notations.

If you track everything you eat and drink for the day score 10 points.

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Record all exercise minutes. It's Exercise 9,374 Minutes/Air miles. DAILY MAXIMUM 120 exercise minutes/miles.

Scoring: 1 minute of exercise = 1 air mile

Living the Good Life - Nutrition Tracking & Water

Track ALL your meals/food for the day = 10 points (all or nothing). Daily maximum 10 points or 0.

Water Daily Maximum 8 Cups to record/8 points

8 ounces = 1 glass/cup = 250 ml = 1 point

You can record this on one thread. (example)

Exercise: 45
Nutrition Tracking: 10
Water: 8

Team Exercise 85 (total from last post) + 45 = 130
Team Nutrition Tracking: 50 + 10 = 60
Team Water 40 + 8 = 48

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****Remember if for any reason your health does not allow you to participate in a challenge please do not attempt it. Always follow your doctor's orders.

****Please participate to the best of your ability and accept healthy challenges to nudge you into trying new things. It`s intended to be all inclusive so we can enjoy the challenges together. Let your team leaders know if you have any questions or suggestions to adapt physical challenges.

RECORDING THE TEAM SCORES - After the first three teams arrive, ALL teams will continue to add points until MIDNIGHT Friday. This will give the other teams a chance to make it to the destination and do a little exploring. Those that don't make it will be flown in and begin the next leg of the race with the other teams.

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