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Looking for Me

Mirror, mirror

What do you see
Young, naive
Loving, full of life

But ‘they’ aren’t

the mirror

She gets lost

Mirror, mirror

What do you see

Pain, and fear

Loneliness

and broken spirit

‘They’ planted

the seeds of doubt

She watered them

Mirror, mirror

What do you see

Joy and sorrow

Suffering and peace

Inner-strength and

wisdom

Those seeds blossomed

into a field

of wonderment

‘They’ see it too

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Commute Sing-a-long Tuesday June 23

It was a great morning for the car radio. Haven’t shared a video in a while, thought today was fun, so let’s take a look.

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HLC Weekly Challenge Announcement

Grains! Have whole-grains every day this week (June 24-June 30). That means NO White Bread! 

Then, 1 day try an Ancient Grain. What’s an ancient grain? Quinoa. Buckwheat. Chia seed. That’s just a few. Check out this amazing resource from Fork and Beans. LOVE her love of learning!

Enjoy your week! Be Healthy!

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HLC: Weekly Challenge Announcement

This week we are reducing stress by finding new ways to relax.

Try something new each day and get 30 points. 1 day off because for some it will be exercise as their stress reliever.

Here’s a great article on how reducing stress can help with weight loss. 

Image credit to: http://m.skinnyms.com/stress-and-your-health-does-stress-make-you-fat/

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HLC Week 2 Winners

Happy Saturday everyone!

Week 2 was a TOUGH week for many of us. But we have 4-5 who are still going super strong. 

This week, there was a little shuffle. Which I LOVE!

1. Jen B – 179.4 pts 

2. Becky D – 173.1 pts

3. Kelly B – 163.3 pts

4. Shanna S – 159 pts

5. Sara T – 158.3 pts (top weight loss)

Great job ladies!!

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A Plea to the HLC Peeps

Dear friends who decided to take a chance beginning May 27,

It has recently come to my attention that a few of you are stopping the HLC. Before you completely quit, I want you to consider a few things.

1. We are in this TOGETHER. Part of the problem is theres not enough communicating going on. Those who are, are showing significantly more success. Not everyone is talking to me, some are talking to my husband. I don’t care as long as you talk to someone. We can only help you if you tell us. You can’t do it alone.

2. Explain again why you don’t have time? The only part of this that takes real extra time is exercise. Yeah, maybe food prep if you’re trying to eat fresh food. That’s minimal compared to 1 hour a day of exercise. I get it. 

(Raises hand) I have the same problem. Stop and think for 1 sec though…what are you missing? It’s summer, there’s nothing on TV. Hanging with neighbors? Be active. Get steps for moving around. Swimming with kids? Great, kick those legs! Not got a lot of time with your family? Take them with you. Just be active. You don’t have to run a 5K every day. You just have to move. Even if it’s just 15 min or 2500 steps.

3. Why did you do this in the beginning? There’s a reason. Who cares about winning! Who cares if people see you fail! (Have you seen my numbers?) 

I do care about you and your health. I’m not giving up on you. We are fighting through this as a group. Please don’t give up. Rub some dirt on it, and then get up and dust yourself off. 

You’ve got this! For YOU!

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HLC: Weekly Challenge Announcement

Week 3 begins tomorrow. Almost half-way there. At the end of that week we turn in measurements again. Exciting!

This coming week is all about trying new things! Fruits and veggies that you haven’t had in the last 3 months. That’s since March 10. 

Each day, one of your servings has to be something “new”.

Good luck, and let us know what you find that’s yummy! I’m hoping for some grilled peaches.