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Ready or not...Change is necessary, in nature and in my life as well.
I'm so thankful to be on the Rockin' Red Foxes BLC team and love them all. SP is my Lifeline and I need to get a good grip and do what works to improve my health and possibly reverse or at least "control" my conditions to a degree. I appreciate all the encouragement, prayers and support available.

I read a lot so if you find your ideas being uhm..."borrowed", please don't hold it against me. What is they say about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery?

I plan to do daily what I can...and hope to increase those things as time goes on. God hasn't given up on me, neither has my Team...so why should I? Let's Rock and Roll...right on into Fall!


Member Since: 2/23/2006

Fitness Minutes: 6,175

My Goals:
My goals include :

1: Get real....Do what I can each day and be thankful.

2: Live well, my remaining days and take ownership of my choices.

3: Reducing blood sugars, triglycerides and BP to normal

4: Build strength, stability and stamina. I CAN do way better....than I've been doing!



My Program:
I want to apply myself to a lower carb, portion controlled plan that my Doctor asked me to do uhm....3-4 years ago? I know it can be done as many others have done it before me! She suggested 1200-1500 calories a day and I know I'd be in good shape had I started way back yonder. I didn't...so will start where I am and go forward from this spot.



Personal Information:
I live in Abilene, TX...love it here! Enough city for me.
I am 66 this year and want it to be a year of spiritual and personal growth.


Other Information:
I love cats...if I could have one, I'd have TWO! I love to read....I've been here in Abilene 22.5 years now. My how time slips away.....
I need to start using mine more wisely!




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  • v BLESSOME
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your SEVENTH week, Casual Traveler!

    We made it to Oslo Norway, logged 7,348 exercise miles, 1,260 points for My Clean Kitchen and another 1,200 points for “My New Habit”.

    While there were a couple of gains (ME) and some who stayed the same as the previous week, we also had some nice losses for the week!

    Several folks are very close to and some have already met their 5% challenge goal!! Congratulations!!

    Can you believe we are well on our way to completing this, the final leg and the final week of this, our Fall 5% challenge??!! It seems like we just started!!! Well done!! I hope you’re very proud of being here and of how you got here!!

    You stuck to it!! You completed 7 weeks of travels and new adventures, new habits, eating off 9 inch plates, losing some clutter and so on!

    I hope you’re excited about the 8th week of our journey!

    The plane is currently in the air and a little under half way to our destination of NewYork City in the USA which is 3,685 exercise miles away. This may be our shortest trip; maybe we can land the soonest we have yet?!

    Please keep moving as best and as often as you can; let’s finish this with as many or more miles than ever before!!

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is: Making it Through the Holidays and we are again logging points for a new healthy habit from last week's LGTL.

    So how do you count points for the is Making it Through the Holidays challenge? (Please make sure to read the challenge 8 guidelines for the exact description and information regarding what this challenge exactly entails).

    This means, for the new LTGL challenge there are 2 steps: 5 points for daily exercise and 5 points for daily nutrition tracking combined in one score.

    Step 1. We are tracking all of our food; meals, snacks, etc. for each day. If you track ALL your food for the day, you will score 5 points. If you do not, you will score 0 points.

    Step 2. This is separate from exercise miles - In addition to reporting exercise as exercise miles, we are tracking whether or not we have done at least 10 minutes of exercise daily. If you do at least 10 minutes of exercise in a day, you will score 5 points. If you do not, you will score 0 points.

    You may find you do one but not the other in a day; score 5 for the one you did and 0 for the one you didn’t.

    Both can be scored in one line like this under MY Nutrition Tracking and Daily Exercise: 5+5 =10.

    Then in the Team Nutrition Tracking and Daily Exercise line, count the above as 10.

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile.

    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 and we are one of 10 teams trying to land first!! Also...bonus points are awarded to the teams that reach our destination in first, second and third places.

    Also keep in mind that you are required to actively post your LGTL points weekly. At the latest any/all Week 7 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, November 29th.

    Weekly weigh ins are required to be posted before 11:59PM (in your time zone) on Saturday, November 30th.

    Have fun and enjoy this, the last and 8th of your journey!! Remember, for your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing category for the Alphabet game. Currently, the category is Desserts, YUM!!

    Also, every Wednesday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge will be offered that
    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 check YOUR Spark Page and look for emails from me, highlighting team
    members and special days.

    Have an incredibly wonderful week!!! Enjoy!!

    jeannie
    8 days ago
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    The journey may not become easier as we get older but we seem to
    understand it better as our perspectives change. A new adventure
    or a different path is never too late.

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    Happy Weekend! Stay safe, warm and don't forget 'me-time'. emoticon
    11 days ago
  • v BLESSOME
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your SIXTH week, Casual Traveler!

    We made it to Xi'an China, logged 7,220 exercise miles, 1,310 points for My Clean Kitchen and another 1,340 points for the 9 inch plate. We had a very nice overall loss for the week!

    Be very proud of yourselves for sticking with it, and again, for those of who who are thinking your results were not what you wanted to see... You still stuck to it!! You're still here and you're still traveling!! Very Well done!!!

    Let's get super stoked about this, the 7th week of our journey!! The plane is currently in the air and a little over half way to our destination in Oslo Norway, which is a total of 4,477 exercise miles away. This is our 2nd SHORTEST jaunt, but that doesn't mean we should put in fewer exercize miles, does it? Nope, not at all!!

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is A new daily Habit and we are again logging points for My clean Kitchen from last week's LGTL.

    And at the risk of sounding like a broken record, remember, too, that hydrating and tracking are important tools for success with travels of this nature.

    So how do you count points for the Healthy New Habit challenge?

    This week start a new healthy habit that will improve your life, health, motivate you (see the week 7 challenge page for the full desription). When you log, let your team know what habit you are tracking and give yourself 10 points for each day you faithfully follow YOUR new habit. If you miss a day, no points for the day - this is another all or nothing challenge.

    You will also report 10 points for each day that you do ten or more minutes of Kitchen Clean-Up; on the days with less than or no Kitchen clean up you will score "0" points.

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

    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 and we are one of 10 teams trying to land first!! Also...bonus points are awarded to the teams that reach our destination in first, second and third places.

    Also keep in mind that you are required to actively post your LGTL points weekly. At the latest any/all Week 7 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, November 22nd.

    Weekly weigh ins are required to be posted before 11:59PM (in your time zone) on Saturday, November 23rd.

    Have fun and enjoy this, the next to last and 7th of your journey!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing category for the Alphabet game. Currently, the category is Thanksgiving!!

    Also, every Wednesday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge will be offered that
    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 check YOUR Spark Page and look for emails from me, highlighting team
    members and special days.

    Have an incredibly wonderful week!!! Enjoy!!

    jeannie

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    15 days ago
  • v BLESSOME
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your FIFTH WEEK, Casual Traveler!

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

    We're 5 weeks into our journey and we made it to Cairo Egypt, logging a total of 8,236 exercise miles, 1,370 points for the 9 inch plate and 1,230 points for No random eating (NRE)! Well done!!

    In addition, we've had a another nice overall loss for the week!

    Pat yourself on the back if during week 5, you succeeded in the plan you made for your week. Congratulations!! Well done!!

    Today is another chance to evaluate what is and isn't working for you and shake it up a little to see what you can change or adapt for week 6. Try something new!

    As we head into "hunker down and settle in" season, many of us are going to be looking toward nice, warm and simple comfort foods to take the chill off. A beautiful bowl of soup or a well balanced casserole can be nutritious and delicious and they don't necessarily need to knock us off track. Check out the SparkRecipes to see what might appeal to you!! You might be very surprised by the selections you will find there!!!

    It's also a good time to move a little more since days are getting shorter, nights are falling earlier and the holidays are right around the corner. All of these things can sometimes put movement on the back burner. Look for an alternate plan like dancing or working with bands, watching an exercise video, etc., to help with the change in seasons. Find new ways to get your exercise in; be creative but be safe!

    Again... Be proud of yourself for sticking with it, pat yourself on the back for that very reason!! Great job!!

    Time to get very excited about this, the 6th leg of our journey!! We are in the air and on our way to Xi'an China, one of the oldest cities!! Right now the days are around 60 degrees F, with nights in the 30s and 40s.

    This exciting destination is 6,250 miles away and it is one of our longer, but not longest, flights.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is "Kitchen Clean-Up" (I LOVE THIS ONE, too!!) and we are again logging points for the 9 inch plate from last week's LGTL.

    Remember, too, that hydrating and tracking are important tools for success with travels
    of this nature.

    So how do you count points for the Kitchen Clean-Up challenge?

    This week you will spend a MINIMUM of 10 minutes a day on Kitchen Clean-Up to declutter, clean, and organize this important workspace. You will score 10 points for each day you do Kitchen Clean-Up - this is another all or nothing challenge.

    You will also report 10 points for each day that you use a 9 inch plate for ALL your meals during that day; the only exceptions are if you're eating "bowl" foods like soup, salad or cereal. If you don't use a 9 inch plate for all your meals, you would score "0" points.

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

    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 and we are one of 10 teams trying to land first!! Also...bonus points are awarded to the teams that reach our destination in first, second and third places.

    Also keep in mind that at the latest any/all Week 6 points need to be posted before 11:59PM Friday, November 15th.

    Have fun and enjoy this week 6 of your journey!! For your In flight Entertainment,
    we offer a fun and ever changing category for the Alphabet game. Currently, the
    category is TV Shows!!

    Also, every Wednesday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge will be offered that
    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 check YOUR Spark Page and look for emails from me, highlighting team
    members and special days.

    Have an incredibly wonderful week!!! Enjoy!!

    jeannie

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    24 days ago
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    Enjoy your day in the Casual Travelers' Spot light, Bren!!

    Well done!!

    Enjoy the journey!!

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    28 days ago
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