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  • 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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    3 days ago
  • v BLESSOME
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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 Regina Canada, logging a total of 7,379 exercise miles, 1,030 points for Team Portion control and measuring as well as 1,025 points for No random eating (NRE) and once again, we've had a nice overall loss this 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!!

    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 Cairo, Egypt an exciting destination, 6,269 miles away. This is not our longest flight, but also not the shortest.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is "the 9inch plate" and we are again logging No Random Eating (NRE) from last week's LGTL.

    Continue to hydrate and track even though we aren't logging points for them; these 2 things are very helpful and very important, particularly when traveling during a 5% challenge when it comes to success.

    So how do you count points for the 9 inch plate challenge?

    The 9 inch plate challenge is another all or nothing challenge. You will report 10 points for each day that you use a 9 inch plate for ALL your meals during that day. The only exceptions would be if you're eating "bowl" foods like soup, salad or cereal.

    I had never heard of this until last year's fall challenge and am very happy it was a part of it. since that time I actually DO use a 7 or 9 inch plate for every meal I eat that needs a plate. If you check out any of my food posts, you'll see it's true. Small plates work!

    This week again is No Random Eating(NRE): You decide what event, common activity, place, time, etc. where you will not eat each day. It can be a different activity, function or event each day if you like. If you successfully resist eating in the situation you chose, then count 10 points for the day; if you don't, then you would count 0 points for the day.
    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, November 8th.

    Have fun and enjoy this leg of the journey!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing category for the Alphabet game. Currently, the category is Disney Characters!

    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!!!

    jeannie

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    9 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Thanks for the Jack-O-Lantern. We moved away from the town years ago and unfortunately will probably only get 0 - 5 kids for Halloween. It is something I miss. I use to decorate, but not now as my kids are long left home. Have a Spooktacular day tomorrow and a freakishly awesome week.
    14 days ago
  • v DEBSGETNHEALTHY
    emoticon Michelle!

    "Of all the roads she traveled, the journey back to herself was the most magnificent."

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    A Blessed and Happy Sunday and a great week ahead! emoticon
    17 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
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    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the Biggest Loser Challenge that starts in early December. Each week 10 teams of 24 Active members do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge, it can be modified to meet your needs. I hope that you decide this might be for you. If so, you can leave your name on the Wait List for the Winter challenge. To get to the List visit my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon; copy The Team Page Address below or let me know so I can send you an invitation. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat thread.
    If searching through Spark enter Biggest Loser Fall Challenge All Teams.

    To reply or get to my Sparkpage click on the arrow on the top right corner of this message, click on My Sparkpage or click on My Username.
    17 days ago
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