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4/25/14 5:31 A

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Nikki - That's so great that you are getting in all that activity. I have not been exercising enough. I work a lot and spend most of my waking hours sitting at a desk. I used to walk marathons and half marathons but several knee surgeries made me rethink that. So I said I wouldn't race again until I lost weight, but I didn't realize how motivating racing was and without it, I wasn't getting to the gym.

So ... I signed up for a few races, and guess what? I went on a long bike ride today! emoticon

I think is really important and I'll share an opinion here: I think that many doctors fail to understand that their heavier patients don't sleep well, and therefore, they develop metabolic and hormonal problems that making losing weight harder and weight gain easier, creating a vicious cycle.

I wear a bodybugg, and among other things, it tracks sleep. Last night, only got 1:47! Most nights, it's around 4. Not good.

Lorrie - How are you feeling? You mentioned things being harder at 366 lbs. lost. How much have you lost? How has it made a difference? I've only lost 20 lbs. so far, and I'd say the effect has been more emotional than physical so far. I feel better about myself, but that's about it just yet.

HealthyMe - Enjoy your holiday! I think it's great that you're thinking about your eating. I don't eat out often, and I have a bad habit of thinking that food rules don't apply in restaurant situations because they're so infrequent that it's ok to treat myself. So going on a holiday and eating out day after day usually does bad things to the scale. I need more discipline in that respect.



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Thanks for the tip! My dreams are always crazy and vivid...it can be exhausting. I've actually woken up angry with my husband, and it takes me up to an hour to realize I'm ticked off at something he did IN MY DREAM! Lol...I have issues! ;)

I didn't sleep at all last night...was stressed about a meeting with my son's school. I think I'll make up for it tonight; I'm POOPED!!

I hope everyone else is doing well. It's been quiet here!

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4/24/14 6:41 P

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Nikki - Glad that you slept. That sounds like an awful dream. The daytime drowsieness is likely tied to the antihistimine. You might try a different shorter lasting type. I use Chloritrimeton and 1 pill only last 4 hrs. Not residual negative effects.

How's everyone else doing?

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4/22/14 11:47 P

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Thanks, Lorrie!

I slept around 7 hours last night...with the help of melatonin and antihistamine. Not doing THAT again! I'm guessing it was the antihistamine, but I had HORRIBLE dreams! One was that I was slowly having a stroke. My left side of my face started drooping, then my left arm, side, and leg all went numb in succession. I was limping around, trying to ask for help, but everyone thought I was messing around. They got mad and walked away. emoticon

Nope. Not gonna use the antihistamine again tonight! I woke up SO drowsy...I'm not sure if it was residual meds or just having too much going on in my dreams!

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4/22/14 10:28 P

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Nikki - I added sleep as a focus for this week's bonus because getting my sleep under control had such a huge benefit to my overall health. Check out my blog on insomnia busting tips.
Remember, we are not going for perfection but rather aiming toward our goals.

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Lorrie: I just read the new challenge. This one will be rough for me. I sleep like a baby...a newborn baby...2-4 hours at a time! emoticon I'm trying to change...hopefully this challenge will whip me into shape! emoticon

I read those articles. For a supposedly moderately intelligent woman I'm embarrassed to say that I had no clue how bad not sleeping well really is! I figured it was affecting my weight, but I assumed it was due to lack of energy keeping me from exercising and allowing me to excuse eating too many convenience foods. I should've known about the potential for diabetes, insulin resistance, cortisol, metabolism, etc. It's not new information; I've just obviously tuned it out!

Here's hoping that WE ALL have a good night's sleep from here on out!



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4/21/14 8:41 P

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I may have been posting my exercise in the wrong place...in the Exercise Accomplishments?
I'll do today's here...2 hours of yard work...cutting grass, trimming, and raking. I feel good! Did it early enough that I may sleep tonight!

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Healthyme98 - your walking counts for sure as "sweating", or at least a glow. emoticon You are devising great alerternative activities to avoid temptation and to keep your goal in focus. Good for you!

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4/19/14 1:54 P

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I was beating myself up mentally today because we are at the beach and I haven't done anything "sweaty." I have walked a lot and will be walking more in a bit. Also, have done toning exercises. Yesterday was all about cleaning and preparing to leave. I did toning before we left so I could use my exercise ball emoticon Thursday was cardio sculpting for me.

I'm having a challenge with eating down here. Going to read as many "vacation" articles as I can on SP to help me stay focused on my goal!!!!!!!!!!

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4/18/14 9:21 A

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Bowling is a fun "off" day activity! It's more than sitting on the couch which is what I only used to do with my spare time at 366 pounds. We are building a healthy ands balanced life.

Mom's work is never done, as the saying goes. Maybe you could share the effect of your mother's deposits have had on your life. If you really don't want the "gifts", you can decline gracefully and gratefully. Spring cleaning always feels better to the doer more than the family who enjoy the unnoticed benefits. Good for you on doing what's good for the family and getting in some exercise!

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For my exercise today I did 4 hours of heavy cleaning....moving furniture, including a pull-out sofa from one side of the room to the other, carrying/dragging 3 bookshelves upstairs (one was a dollhouse shaped set of shelves, which I put together), carrying 4 contractor bags outside, carried a broken Little Tykes kitchen outside, started to separate toys into keep/donate bags...this all before dusting, vacuuming, and scrubbing the walls in 3 rooms. Spring has sprung, and I've only just begun!!
How do I feel? EXHAUSTED! I would probably feel much better if it even looked like I put a dent into the mess...my mom is moving and drops off more old crap every few days, and my husband was literally THROWING it into the spare room, then the kids were digging through it and dragging it to their rooms, which are now destroyed. So much to do!

AAAAAASRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!

There. I've vented. Now, I will breathe!

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Ok. I'll consider yesterday "off". We went bowling, but I wouldn't feel right counting the hour anyway because with the kids there's so much downtime! Lol!!

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Nikki - A rest day is needed by your body from rigorous exercise. Swap it out with a fun relaxing activity like a walk in a park, a yoga class, go dancing, or play with the kids. Variety might help the ocd. Your description of how you enjoy exercise is very encouraging for those who are just starting out. Thanks for the article on the bikes. I've been taking spin classes and liked them so much that I got the same model at home.

Also liked the vitamin D article. My oncologist has me supplement plus UVB tanning 15 min a week. Checks my levels every 6 months cause a drop can lead to more cancer. Hoping that it helps you with the MS.



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4/16/14 2:13 P

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Loved that article, Mazzie! I use the recumbent bike at home. My neurologist recommended it. It has a fan on it, too. That helps keep me cool....heat and MS not good combo.

The article I read was http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health
_news_detail.asp?health_day=686779. "Too little Vit D may add to obesity's burden." I know I have a deficiency of VitD because of MS. I try to get about 15 minutes of sun a day. Best way to get vitD. Also, the dr. put me on a vit D, too.

Love seeing everyone's choices in articles!!!! emoticon

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Here's my fitness article choice. I hope I'm sharing this in the right place!

It's "An Introduction to Stationary Bikes":

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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I read it because I recently began using the recumbent bike at the gym. I started when I had a horrible, giant blister (I named him "Bully"!) on the ball of my left foot from using the treadmill. I tried the upright bike, but the seat hurt my bum! Maybe once my bottom shrinks some it'll feel better!!

It seems like the stationary bikes are great! I have found that its easier to do the recumbent bike after strength training than it is to use the treadmill. Maybe is because I can just close my eyes, crank up my tunes, and pedal like a mad woman! I've thought about bringing my Nook to catch up on reading, but I'd have to cover up the display; I don't want to go too slowly.

I was pleased to find that, as long as effort is put in to keep your heart rate in the fat-burning zone, either type of bike is effective. The End (I kinda feel like I'm writing a book report! emoticon )

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Lorrie- Do we HAVE to take one day off from exercise? I've been doing pretty well with at least doing cardio every day, and I always seem to sweat. emoticon
I'd hate to deliberately take a day off (though I like that its an option! Sometimes my days get away from me), but I'm a bit OCD about the points. I'm a bit of a nut-job, I know! emoticon

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I love to workout when I'm frustrated! I feel so great afterwards!!!! emoticon

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I will edit the bonus instructions thread to show both Week 2 and 3.

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I can't find the bonus instructions for week 2 to calculate my points. Any one know where it is?

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Week 3 Bonus Activity Instructions are posted with a possible 600 points!

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Good points, Nikki. And I like the idea of being a bucket-filler. .... It's tough sometimes.

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Wow! Sometimes I wonder just how low people will stoop emoticon I know from having to spend sometime with a walker, cane, or wheelchair that people are cruel sometimes. I have had people look at me trying to get through a door and just let it go in my face. (Usually women)

What hurts the most, is how cruel girls can be to other girls who are overweight and don't dress the way they do. Our daughter deals with that on a regular basis. I pray everyday about it. I encourage her every way I can.

I want to be a bucket filler not a bucket dipper. In other words, I want to encourage people not discourage them.

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4/12/14 5:34 A

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Cat: I agree wholeheartedly. Food is pimped in not only TV commercials, but also TV shows, movies, and real life. Is there ever a celebration or a condolence without food? Nope.
Then, there is addiction. Those in the food industry are counting on it!! ( authoritynutrition.com/9-ways-that-p
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Yes, processed foods are easy, and tasty, but they also have excess chemicals, sugars, salt, fat, etc...and they are killing us all...fat and thin.
But people laugh at us. We "choose" to be unhealthy. Some say those of us who are overweight are abusing healthcare. That our "choice" to be unhealthy is causing unnecessary costs to be incurred by "healthy" people. Yet these same people rail against Michelle Obama's garden and healthy eating/exercise initiatives (Let's Move).
Regardless, if someone sees a heavy person, he/she should not feel justified in demeaning him/her. Geez, if you saw someone who was likely fighting cancer, would you say...s/he shouldn't have smoked, worked on a ship/in a factory/in a mine? If it's a child, they wouldn't go up to the parents and say, "Wow, leukemia, etc. is all your fault for having kids without an in-depth gene analysis before procreating"? No. It would never happen!
BUT, if its a fat dude/chick, they'll laugh, humiliate, demonize. Is it his/her fault? Yes. No. Both. There are so many factors that go into obesity, NOT SIMPLY LACK OF WILLPOWER.
I don't want people to just accept fat and move on. I want them to realize that obesity, especially in the US, has many facets and contributing factors. I want these factors to be publicized, taught in school, addressed in discourse in the media as an epidemic that needs solutions.

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Nikki - I think it's because being fat is viewed as a "choice" or as a fault. But for willpower, we'd be thin. I was watching "Amazing Eats" and at one point, they show a gooey cheesy mix -- and play porno-style music! It was funny, but it also made me think -- do druggies see narcotics being promoted every time they turn around? Smoking is no longer glamorized. Food is at every event, on every billboard, on every street corner -- we are bombarded.

If you are addicted to alcohol or drugs, you can go your entire life avoiding it. But if food is your drug of choice you face you addiction hundreds of times a day.

Yeah. It's tough.

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Excellent point, Cat! Why IS fat different? Do they think they're helping in some misguided way? Like, after a snide comment we're going to say, "Wow! I never realized that I was overweight and possibly unhealthy! Thank you! Now my whole life can change!"
I saw a video on Facebook, posted by SP, of a woman dancing in the street. She is heavy, and has trouble losing weight because she has PCOS. She was dancing to try and stop fat-shaming, as well as to tell people it's ok to be positive, regardless of body. It was very discouraging to see many of the comments posted. Mean, nasty, almost bigoted! Is that possible? To be bigoted toward heavy people, regardless of race, coor, nationality, ethnicity? If it is, those commenting ARE.


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Jen-I know! Funny - swimming is so healthy but I tend to only do it first thing in the morning or at night. I don't like people to see me. I'm glad adding carbs is helping!

Nikki - How sad that you even have "meanie moms". I remember making a comment to my cousin's daughter about being pretty. My cousin quickly interceded (in a nice way) and made sure her daughter knew that life isn't about looks. I felt ashamed but happy. Ashamed that I'd contributed to the shallowness of society but happy that my cousin was more astute and raising her daughter to think kinder thoughts.

Lorrie - What would possess a woman to speak to you at the beach? Ridiculous! If we denigrated black people or Jews or ... pick your group, I think we'd all see the ugliness of being mean just because of appearance. Why is fat different?





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Went to the doctor for my diabetic check up the other day. She was very pleased that my blood sugars are so good. However she has encouraged me to change my diet a bit. I have been eating extremely low carb. On the edge of now carb. I truly did not feel very good but I see all these people who lost crazy amounts of weight eating that way.

She supported low carb but I still have to eat carbs. After 2 days of adding some good carbs back in I feel so much better! She also ran a bunch of tests to check if there are any issues with why I struggle to lose weight.

Feeling so hopeful that I have SP, my hubby, and a supportive doctor to help me achieve my goals of being a healthy weight and controlling my diabetes.

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LOVE the water stories.. I am a beach girl all the way. If there isn't a beach involved, its not a vacation. I grew up on a speed boat and did competition water skiing in my teens. Was always comfortable in a swim suit and because I love water, I alway swim whenever there is an opportunity. Then I gained weight. Five years ago at 366 pounds, I was verbally insulted for my appearance at a pool by a woman. It hurt me deeply but the inciden was the imputus for starting my weight loss journey. I am back swimming again at the gym (water aerobics and laps). I still don't look great but I am getting fit and toned and enjoying the water, too.

Cat - I still struggle with emotional eating (even 1 day this week); however, I now have learned to track it all and adjust my food for the remainder of the day so that I stay as close in range as possible and absolutely start fresh the next day. I'm so glad that you were able to resist your work stress situation this week!!

Mazzie - I applaud your iIngenuity in creating a work around by going to a town or two away from home. It kinda reminds me of when I'd drive "away" to the fast food eateries not in my town. You'll be ready to face any opposition soon when you've built your confidence through SP and loosing weight. Your boys will appreciate splashing with you and their friends.
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Jen--I know how you feel about the swimsuit. It's rough! My kids love the pool, and I'm the one who has to take them. Instead of joining the local community pool each summer we go to one 2 towns away (only 25 minutes north) so that I don't have to see any of the "meanie moms". It's fine for now, but I know I only have a year or two left before they want to go here to see friends.
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My favorite memory of water is when I was in school I was on the swim team. I love to swim and I am still pretty good. I would love to feel more confident to wear a swimsuit so I could swim again. It has been a few years since I have done it.

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I really am enjoying this weeks challenge. I drank 1/2 my weight in water today and yesterday. LOL!!!!! Wow!!!!! Experts are right!!!!! emoticon

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Hey guys, it sounds like we are on our way to make some great changes!

Lorrie, I'm going through some tough times, and I used to use food to comfort myself. I don't know if I've really 100% broken my habit, but I had a hideous day at work today and didn't overeat at all.

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4/9/14 8:32 A

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My favorite memory of water is my belated honeymoon in Aruba! We had already paid for our honeymoon (initially to Mexico) when a family emergency caused us to postpone. Three months later I was pregnant with my son; time flew, and it was 2 1/2 years later...the trip had to be used within 3 years, but I was pregnant with my daughter! We were able to switch the trip to Aruba, where the water quality was even better than the US, so it was safe for me, AND we were allowed to bring our then 17-month-old son.
It was such a great trip! Matthew loved the water and the beach, as did we! The only thing missing was Lizzie...she was still swimming in my tummy! Lol! We'd love to go back sometime with both kiddos, especially now that they'll remember it. We just have to squirrel a little away at a time and hope we can do it before they're old enough to be embarrassed of us!! emoticon

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4/8/14 11:03 A

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I have a lot of bad habits to break. My goal this quarter is to train my brain away from some of its negative thinking. My motto this quarter is: A year from now you will wish you had started today.

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4/8/14 9:49 A

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Excited to join this challenge!!!

My favorite memory of water is swimming with both my children for the first time. And, actually, every time after that! So much joy!!! emoticon emoticon

Have a great week!!!! emoticon

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4/8/14 8:58 A

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My NSV is I have jeans that I don't normally wear because they are tight. They are now getting loose. So exciting!

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4/7/14 9:04 P

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I've posted Week 2 Bonus activity specifics on the Bonus Instructions thread.

We have 15 participants in the 2014 Q2 challenge.
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How about you all go add them as SP friends? That makes it easier to encourage each other through your friend feed?

I used to require seatbelt extenders - SO EMBARASSING!
NSV (non-scale victory) - my bike jersy that I started with is a tent on my now

What is a NSV's that you can share from the last couple of weeks?



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4/6/14 4:57 P

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Hey everyone! I am really excited to start this challenge. I am coming in a week late as I just joined this team, but I think a quarter challenge will get me stared on the right path. I would really like to not only drop 25 pounds this quarter, but also really improve my fitness level. Right now I am always tired, my joints ache, and I get out of breath going down my basements stairs. I would love to be able to go on a hike with my husband, or go to an amusement park by the end of summer as well.

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4/5/14 5:01 P

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Hi everyone,

Cookie - I completely understand the flying goal. I've needed an extended at times, and even when I can use the seat belt, it's uncomfortable. I'd like to get to my seat without the people around me cringing when they see their seatmate.

Jen - Diabetes is scary, and getting the weight under control is a big help. I'm pre-diabetic, and I really don't want to cross the line.

Nikki -That's a great goal!

I am beginning to realize that it I don't get it right in my head, I won't get it right in my life. I've held emotions in for a long time, and I use food to numb myself. I'm trying to learn how to develop a new relationship with food, but it's hard, because I live and work in a high stress environment and don't control my food. It's an uphill battle.

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4/4/14 9:28 P

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Hello, fellow Sparkers, (or Sparklers?)!!
I'm Nikki, a 40-yr-old mom of 2 school-aged kiddos, Lizzie (7) and Matthew (9). They are my biggest motivation for trying to get healthy and more energetic. I'm usually too tired to play outside with them and Daddy; I'm missing out on so much because of my weight.
I'm doing THIS part of the challenge because I want to get more involved on SP. I'd like to get to know you all. This seems like a great team!!
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4/4/14 1:56 P

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Hi everyone I am Jennifer and I am really looking forward to this challenge. My motivation for participating is to lose weight in hope to get healthier and obtain the best control over my diabetes as I can. I am 41 and take an awful lots of pills everyday. I would really like to reduce them so I can live a long healthy life.

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4/4/14 9:51 A

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That's great motivation, Cookie! emoticon

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4/4/14 9:03 A

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Cookie, the airplane seatbelt was one of my motivators too. It's a more common reason than you think!

How fun that you will be to watch your hubby's jaw drop! You GO girl! :)

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Hey y'all - my motivation for this challenge is a little self-serving, I just want to fit in an airplane seat more comfortably. Especially as my next trip home isn't until July and the combined total flying time is 19hours (one flight is a delightful 16hour torture). I also want to wow my hubby when he sees me next:)

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4/4/14 12:28 A

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This is a great idea, Lorrie. I hope others join us! emoticon

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4/3/14 7:58 P

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I lost focus around Christmas time. I have a few good days and then a few bad days. Looking forward to having many more good days this quarter!
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Nervous about this quarter. April - my birthday and Easter - is where I lost focus last year. Jan to April... bangin'. Lost 45. Then nothing. :0 This year... lost 23 so far. I hope that's not it for the year! ha ha

Kind of excited though. My goal of 225 is a number I can't even remember seeing last!! I'm so ready!

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This is the location for team interaction.

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