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    47235

  • Challenges Done

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This is where you can see the progress of all your current challenges. You can check-in everyday to your current challenges to receive +20 points. Check-ins are a great way to keep you accountable.

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    runecaster 2476 days ago

    I just completed two month-long challenges I set for myself. I joined Slimkicker because my total cholesterol is 240 (even though I have a high HDL) and I'm trying to reduce that number (if I can) without medication. So the first challenge was to not eat cheese, eggs, beef, shellfish for a month. And I've done it! I'm going to set the same challenge for the next two months and then have the bloodwork done again and see if my cholesterol changes!

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    runecaster 2490 days ago

    I noticed Riko's comment and thought, "I just made level 4, too! I should also declare it!" I am very energized by this site. I like the fact that it helps one adjust one's habits by visual means (the green bar turning to yellow as a caution and red as an alert), by providing challenges, and by notes popping up with healthy tips every time you check in!

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    runecaster 2507 days ago

    As a supervisor at work, I took on the jobs of two of my employees for a month: one employee is very ill and the other employee's father died. I was able to accomplish all of the work during a time when my own job is hectic, and while serving as my Mother's POA!

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    runecaster 2476 days ago

    I just completed two month-long challenges I set for myself. I joined Slimkicker because my total cholesterol is 240 (even though I have a high HDL) and I'm trying to reduce that number (if I can) without medication. So the first challenge was to not eat cheese, eggs, beef, shellfish for a month. And I've done it! I'm going to set the same challenge for the next two months and then have the bloodwork done again and see if my cholesterol changes!

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      Sherine12476 days ago

      Good luck with that , best wishes :)

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      AmandaNicole2476 days ago

      You should check out a supplement called "red yeast". My brother in law recommended this to my husband.. And his cholesterol lowered. It has to be takes with Co-Q 10... (They both come in pill form)

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      runecaster2476 days ago

      Thank you, Amanda! I've heard about that supplement. I go to a naturopath and wanted to try amending my diet first, and if I need to and my naturopath recommends it for me, I might indeed try the red yeast supplement!

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    Riko 2478 days ago

    @runecaster Congratulations on Level 5!

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      runecaster2478 days ago

      You, too, Riko! And now onto 6! I am closing in on two month-long challenges I set for myself. I joined Slimkicker because my cholesterol is 240 and I'm trying to reduce it (if I can) without medication. So the first challenge was to not eat cheese, eggs, beef, shellfish for a month. And I've done it! I'm going to set the same challenge for the next two months and then have the bloodwork done again and see if my cholesterol changes!

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      runecaster2478 days ago

      The other month-long challenge I set myself was to take my supplements (Vitamin D drops, fish oil) for a month. It's another constant I'm going to challenge each month since Slimkicker is a great place for reminding me to do something every day!

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    runecaster 2482 days ago

    @Riko We're both almost to 5, Riko! Let's do 'er today!

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      Riko2482 days ago

      Yes!

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    runecaster 2490 days ago

    @Riko Riko, I think you and I may have very similar situations! (I just read a post on the one of the boards.) I am over 50 (actually near 57 now) and I am on level 4. Would love to befriend you!

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      Riko2490 days ago

      Sure thing! I'll take all the help and encouragement and cheering and positive reinforcement that I can get.

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      Riko2490 days ago

      And now you are on my feed, with TONS of points, I can see you will give me added incentive. I'm fine with other people having more points in a week--things go up and down, but it is also added incentive to try to be at least on the top three on my own leaderboard.

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      runecaster2490 days ago

      I mainly get points because of eating lots of leafy greens, lots of vegetables, lots of healthy protein (almonds) and taking up a few challenges. Although I would love to lose weight, my primary goal here on Slimkicker is to watch my cholesterol.

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      runecaster2490 days ago

      I've set a challenge for myself for the month to not eat red meat, shellfish and to limit weekly intake of cheese and eggs to twice a week at the most. I have found that I have been able to wean off cheese and eggs completely: never thought I'd be able to give up cheese! The challenges are a great feature for me, particularly that you can make up your own challenge for yourself!

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    runecaster 2490 days ago

    I noticed Riko's comment and thought, "I just made level 4, too! I should also declare it!" I am very energized by this site. I like the fact that it helps one adjust one's habits by visual means (the green bar turning to yellow as a caution and red as an alert), by providing challenges, and by notes popping up with healthy tips every time you check in!

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      kelley2490 days ago

      Way to go on getting to level 4!!

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      runecaster2490 days ago

      Thanks, Kelley!

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    runecaster 2506 days ago

    @AngelEstep By the way, I'm 56 (almost 57--in October). So my main goal is to lose the weight I gained in menopause and stay healthy into my older years. The diligence to stay fit never stops!

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      AngelEstep2506 days ago

      I think it's so inspiring! Many people think it's "too late". It's never too late to try to be more active or eat healthier. I'm 38, so I know that it's harder to stay trim as you get older. Your metabolism shifts each decade. I'm trying to build healthy habits NOW so that as I get older it's just a part of my lifestyle and easier to maintain. Keep up the great work!!

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      runecaster2506 days ago

      What you have said is so true.... I have always had healthy habits, but I've had to hone them more and more with age. For example, I have given up all refined sugar, potatoes, rice, flour (all those complex carbohydrates) because I believe that I am insulin resistant. Certainly I have the genetic history for diabetes (my great-grandfather, grandmother, Mother and brother all suffer or suffered with the disease), and I've managed not to go into that camp (thank the heavens!).

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      runecaster2506 days ago

      Even with a good diet, after menopause your body goes into another metabolic shift. I am quite thankful for Pilates: it has been a blessing to have the stretch and strength it provides as I am aging.

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    runecaster 2507 days ago

    As a supervisor at work, I took on the jobs of two of my employees for a month: one employee is very ill and the other employee's father died. I was able to accomplish all of the work during a time when my own job is hectic, and while serving as my Mother's POA!

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      dipilidopa2507 days ago

      WOW! That's really impressive! I hope that you will have some time for yourself now

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      AngelEstep2507 days ago

      Great job! I hope you get to pamper yourself soon... How is your Mother doing?

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      runecaster2507 days ago

      Unfortunately, it is going to be awhile before I will be able to relax: my two employees are still out! My Mother is doing okay, but she is 87 and requires much attention. I love her so much, so it is a pleasure to help, but WOW! What a lot of work is going on lately! Thank you both for the comments.... I just read "what have you done lately that's inspirational," and that was what I thought of!