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Healthy Challenge Participants – Send me Your Numbers Please

How did you do?

Wow! At the end of Sunday night week #1 of the Healthy Challenge is finished! How did everyone do? Did you meet your 7-8 servings/day of fruits and veggies?

Please send me the number of days you were able to eat your 7-8 servings before Mamavation Monday on MingleTV at 10 PM est time Monday Night, so that either I, or Leah can announce this week’s winner of the SIGG Water Bottle!

SIGG Water Bottle

I want to thank everyone for participating! You’re all winners in my eyes because you’re giving your body more of the yummy fruits and veggies that it needs.

I also want to share a few tips about eating your fruits & veggies:

Wash your fruits and vegetables:
Even if you are not eating the outside you need to wash your fruits and veggies. Why? Because as you cut open you then transfer whatever (and whomever touched the item prior to your purchase) into the fruit of vegetable. And don ‘t be shy use soap and water. An example is cantaloupe ” you should see how and what they use to fertilize cantaloupe in Mexico. It would absolutely turn you off of eating the fruit. So go ahead wash the outside with soap and water then cut into and enjoy!!! Another is the Apple ” how many of you pick through the apples to find just the right one to purchase. Now imagine all those other people and kids with snotty noses etc that have touched and felt your apple?!?! Please WASH everything. Even if it says on the packaged pre-washed ” wash it.

Packing Lunches ” What is Safe?
We are all packing our lunches and above I talk about washing your vegetables and fruits but didn ‘t go into how to keep them safe from making you sick when we leave them lying around. For those that still have the vegetables from the beginning of the month if they are not stored in the fridge ” throw them out right away!!! The tips below I ‘m sure you have all read or seen before but it is always a good reminder.

I know some days I ‘m rushing in at work and forget to put my lunch in the fridge ” boy am I taking my chances when I eat that chicken or turkey at lunch ” I don ‘t put mine in a insulated bag because I figure we have fridges.

For those with kids ” keep these tips in mind especially as we are moving toward the summer (ok wishful thinking but it will come soon) that when packing sandwiches with luncheon meats and mayo be careful.

Thanks everyone for participating & Good luck!


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  • Michele
    February 21, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    HELLO!! I am surprised! With this challenge I paid more attention to my servings!! And realized i was not eating as much as I thought i was!! SO thank you for this cool challenge!! I had 40 servings this week! Pretty cool I think!

    Thanks again!
    Michele McMichael

  • Michele
    February 21, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Mon. Tues. Wen. Fri and Sat. I got 7 in, Thurs and today I have slacked…but I am going to go and eat a salad in a few 🙂 So 2day I will prolly meet it too when I’m done, but did not count that bc I have not eaten it yet LOL Next week i want to see if I can get 8 in everyday! U feel so much better! 🙂

  • Sylvie
    February 21, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I did 7 days!! Sooo happy. 5 days with 7 portions and 2 with 8. Like Michele, I loved the fact that I paid more attention to my servings. I clearly did not eat enough veggies. Thanks for the motivation 🙂

  • Lisa Mom of 2 Boys
    February 21, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I lost one days meals somewhere and I went to the circus one day but other than that I got 5 days.

  • Amanda
    February 21, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I did all 7 days with 8 severing I found this to help me so much! It made it easier to eat and to make sure I was getting in all my fruites and vegis! Thank you so much for this!

    • Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader
      February 21, 2010 at 10:47 pm

      No problem Amanda! It’s surprising how easy it can be done, isn’t it? Good work girl!

      All the best,

  • Leah
    February 22, 2010 at 12:12 am

    I met 7 servings every day but today and Thursday. Wow, can’t believe that…that was pretty good. It’s cause I cut up all the servings and put them in zip lock bags….love zip loc bags 🙂

  • colleen
    February 22, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I got in at least 7 servings every day!!! I even managed to do it while fasting on Wednesday which I had to plan out in advanced to eat all those fruits or veggies and still feel like I was fasting. I even had one day at 9 servings and one day at 10-11 servings! Thanks for the challenge love it and I have been full and still lost 3lbs this week!

  • kia
    February 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I posted my list in my initial post

    I got at least 7 for 7 days

    11 – 1 day
    10 – 1 day
    8 – 3 days
    7 – 2 days

    I had a lot of juice two days and I try not to do juice too often but have been fighting my illness ickies. Hopefully I’ll consume less juice this week.

  • katie
    February 28, 2010 at 7:16 am

    got 5 days of 7-8 servings, but at least had 4-5 every day. getting there, slowly but getting there