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    Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
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    350 days ago
    emoticon This 'shelter in place' order has made me realize why my dogs get so excited about something moving outside, going for a walk or a short car trip. I may or may not have just barked at a squirrel.
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    May flowers always line your paths and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. May happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through! Happy St. Patrick's Day
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    454 days ago
    emoticon Just a warning!
    Next week starts with changing the clocks emoticon
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    And ends with a Friday the 13th.
    emoticon Good luck, people!
    P.S. Don't forget to wash your hands!
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your third week, Casual Traveler!

    We're 3 weeks into our journey and we made it to Maui USA , logging 9.185 exercise miles, 1,720 points for Team calcium Monitoring as well as 1,700 points for Nutrition Tracking. Although not everyone posted their weigh in for last week, it looks like there were more losses than gains and a few folks who maintained their weights from last week. We also have one person who reached their 5% goal this week!! Congratulations and keep it up!!

    During this week, if you achieved the results you wanted, or surprised yourself with better than expected results, congratulations!! Well done!!

    If you feel your results were not what you wanted to see... (I would count myself in this sentiment) then time for the decision to make this a better week! Tracking is a great way to see exactly what we eat and exercising is also a great way to move things along (Yes, bad pun intended).

    Regardless, 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've accomplished!!

    Let's get excited about this, the 4th week of our journey!! The plane is currently heading toward Phuket, Thailand which is 7,004 Miles exercise miles away. This isn't our closest destination but it isn't our furthest so far, and if we put our minds to it, we very well could land earlier this week than last.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is "Get to Bed On Time" and we are again logging MONITOR CALCIUM! from last week's LGTL.

    Again, please remember that while water tracking and Nutrition Tracking have dropped from the challenge numbers, make sure to keep hydrating and tracking because those two things are very helpful and very important, particularly when traveling during a 5% challenge when it comes to success.

    So how do you get points when it comes to "Get to Bed On Time"? This means, for the challenge: "To score 10 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 0 points. This is an all or nothing challenge with a MAXIMUM of 10 points daily.

    For example, My work day is ever changing and my goal this week will be the same for each day: Into bed within 1 hour of arriving home WITHOUT the TV on in the background. I'm keeping mine this loose/strict because that's where my challenge occurs nearly every, darned night. On the days I'm successful, I will post 10 points and on those I 'm not; I'll post 0.

    This week again is Monitor Calcium. You will report 10 points for the day for knowing how much calcium you had for that day, whether you met your goal or not BUT if you do not keep track of the calcium, you will report 0. This means a Daily MAXIMUM of 10 points. If you don't MEASURE EVERYTHING for a particular meal, that meal would be 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. 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 7th for them to count toward this week's challenge.

    Please also remember to post your Week 4 weight by 11:59PM Saturday February 8th.

    Have fun and enjoy this leg of the journey!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing range of play along at your leasure game categories!

    Every Saturday we offer an optional Wellness Challenge will include a few mini challenges that 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 look for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Your Motivational Leader,


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