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2019 BL ABSolutely Awesome Autumn Challenge~Crystal Tigers, Roar!

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BL-Crystal Tigers-Abs-olutely Awesome Autumn Challenge 2019

Casual Travelers for the 5% challenge- starting soon so get signed up now! I know this might sound silly but I love having CT as initials for both my's the little things in life!

I've been happily married to Randy 31 years Christmas 2019. Two grown daughters, Amanda & Morgan. Morgan is mother to Kyla and Delyla. We started a lower-carb, no-low sugar, meal plan back in March of 2018. I am amazed that I've gotten to 165 considering I'm 55+ and have no functioning Thyroid to speak of ( I truly believed that I would never get under 200 pounds and stay there)! I've been off tracking and routine exercise for the summer but am bored and ready to lose that last 15 pounds! I've had great success with the challenges and with a little help from my spark friends/teammates, thank you for all your support!!!

Member Since: 12/29/2013

Fitness Minutes: 38,622

My Goals:
150 by May 2020 Morgan's getting married in October so I would really love to be in a size 8 dress instead of a 22 which is what I wore to her 1st wedding!

My Program:
We started our new sugar free-low carb diet on March 17, 2018. It is not really a diet it's going to be a life-style change, good bye to my longest/hardest addiction (sugar), I need all the support I can get but I've almost made it through the first week, lol!

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Maine, I love this state! I enjoy hiking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating...(don't forget shoveling in the winter and gardening in the summer!) just love being outside.

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    "Sometimes in the winds of change, we find our direction." emoticon

    WTG on your weigh in and wishing you a healthy and fulfilling week! emoticon
    1 day ago
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your second week, Casual Traveler!

    We made it to Mexico city, Mexico, logged 9,304 exercise miles, 1,520 points for Nutrition Tracking, 1,536 points for water and it looks like we have a nice overall loss for the week!

    You should be proud of yourselves for sticking with it, and for those of who who say to me, your results were not what you wanted to see... You stuck to it!! Very Well done!!!

    Let's get excited about this, the 3rd week of our journey!! The plane is currently heading toward Lisbon, Portugal which is 5,397 exercise miles away.

    This trip's living the good life challenge (LTGL) is Portion Control & Measures and we are again logging Nutrition tracking from last week's LGTL.

    While water tracking has dropped from the challenge, please make sure to keep hydrating because it's very important, particularly when traveling

    So what exactly do you get points for when it comes to Portion Control & Measures?

    This means, for the challenge: MEASURE EVERYTHING! Portion control is earned for
    each meal where you measure/weigh all your food and drinks. 5 points for each meal,
    3 meals a day. This means a Daily MAXIMUM of 15 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.

    Nutrition Tracking is 10 points if you track ALL your meals/snacks food for the day; if you don't track 100 %; please do not log any points. This is an all or nothing record. (This is also not the same as MEASURE EVERYTHING - one is measuring and the other is putting everything you eat into your tracker).

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to
    participate to the best of their abilities, so please make sure to log all of your water & exercise miles before 11:59PM Friday, October 25th.

    Have fun and enjoy the trip!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing category for the Alphabet game. Currently, the category is 5 letter words!

    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 look for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Your Motivational Leader,


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    Hi, Nan, enjoy the rest of the weekend in good health. emoticon
    3 days ago
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    Watch the sunrise at least once a year,
    put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate,
    lie on your back and look at the stars,
    never buy a coffee table you can't put your feet on,
    never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline,
    don't overlook life's small joys while searching for the big ones.
    ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.~
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    "We are all leaves on different branches of the same tree."
    - Laura Lynne Jackson -
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    Hi Nan
    I got a couple of pictures posted, the waterfall and my banner is of the Oregon gardens. Will post more soon. Hope you are doing well and you have a relaxing Sunday.
    3 days ago
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    Just saw your comment on my snow bike photo from emoticon Last year. emoticon This was a rental bike in Colorado on groomed trails on a golf course. It was also very, very hard work. It the snow isn’t super hard packed it is very very challenging.
    3 days ago
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