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I am on an eternal road these days. What do I mean by that? I believe in Heaven and Hell. Many people do not or they do and really do not care. I do believe in it and I am a born again Christian. That means I asked Jesus to come into my life and heart when I was 15 years old. I asked him to forgive me of my sins and help to live a better life. I am living for eternity now. That means I make eternal things matter the most these days. Does it matter that I have toys all over my house on any given day and it drives me a little crazy sometimes? No! What does matter is that I have two precious children whom I love and would die for at any given time. It is important to me that they know the JESUS that I know. I have a husband of 20 years whom I adore and love to eternity. He is my soul mate and God brought us together no doubt. That is who I am - all about JESUS and them. That is why I do the things I do and say the things I say. My blog is very spiritual at times. If that is not for you, you many want to skip it but I do hope you will read it from time to time. It might just give you some food for thought now and then! Blessings to you and yours!

Member Since: 8/31/2006

Fitness Minutes: 173,109

My Goals:
1) Exercise twenty minutes a day.
2) Drink 8+ glasses of water a day.
3) Eat right, not diet, just eat right.


My Program:
Using a treadmill and playing with my children!



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Other Information:
I am a former public school teacher. I chose to stay home with my sons and homeschool them.� I love to read and scrapbook.

I am a Christian and have been for 39 years.




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  • v MACRATDOLL
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    49 days ago
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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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    86 days ago
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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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    97 days ago
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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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    101 days ago
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your FOURTH WEEK, Casual Traveler!

    Can you believe WE ARE HALF-WEIGH THERE!!!

    We're 4 weeks into our journey and we made it to Phuket Thailand, logging a total of 7,994 exercise miles, 1,780 points for Team Get to Bed as well as 1,520 points for Team Monitor Calcium. This week with almost everyone having posted in the weekly weigh in, we saw 24 weigh ins at either the same or a lower weight than than they were at last week.

    Pat yourself on the back if during week 4, you accomplished the goals you set for yourself, whether or not the results were what you expected; 1. you set goals and 2. You stuck with them! Congratulations!! Well done!!

    If you feel you could have moved more, eaten less or done anything else differently during this week or the last 4 weeks, then shake it off and start afresh!! Have a positive conversation with yourself about this week; Make a list of what's working and what's not; find new things to take the place of those that aren't. Sometimes making a list of everything provides an "AHA!" moment and that's all we need to tweak an otherwise perfect agenda. Promise yourself you're going to be your best yet and treat yourself kindly!

    Regardless, as I said last week; You should be proud of yourself for sticking with it, and pat yourself on the back for that very reason!! Very Well done!!! Be very proud of what you have accomplished!!

    So... Let's get very excited about this, the 2nd half of our journey!!

    During week 5, our plane is in the air and headed toward Cook Islands which is a self-governing South Pacific Ocean island country, an exciting destination, 7,179 miles away. This is our second longest flight, I believe.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is "Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes" and we are again logging "Get to Bed On Time" from last week's LGTL.

    Continue to drink your water and track 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 "Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes" challenge?

    The Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes challenge is another all or nothing challenge. You will report 10 points for each day that you do something creative for your own happiness for at least 10 minutes. Sing a song, play with your kids or grandkids, your pets. Do something to make you smile or laugh or just feel good. If you do nothing or less than 10 minutes, then the reported points would be 0.

    This week again is Get to Bed On Time: To score points set a reasonable bedtime and get into bed by YOUR pre-determined bedtime. If you are in bed by YOUR bedtime score 10 points. If you dawdle and distract yourself and do not get to bed on time, score zero points.
    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. This means posting your daily activities and weight by the required deadlines.

    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 14th. Also please remember your Weekly weigh in must be posted by 11:59PM Saturday, February 15th.

    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.

    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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    109 days ago
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