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Weigh-In Week #4 - Biggest Loser Summer Challenge Day #7

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Well, itís been four weeks now since joining the community here on SP and itís been a wonderful four weeks. The level of encouragement, support and motivation has been absolutely phenomenal. Itís official, Iím hooked on SP.


Today was my one month weigh in and I lost .5 lbs for a total of 4.5 lbs for the month. While itís not the impressive numbers of some, itís an amount that I am pretty pleased with. If I continue losing 4-5 lbs a month, I will be a very happy camper, or rather a happy Sparker.

Today was also my first week on the Sisters in Sweat Biggest Loser Summer Challenge. Initially, I was very excited about my loss this week, in spite of the miniscule amount. However, it wasnít until I posted it on the team blog that I became rather disappointed at my small loss.

Based on the losses for the rest of the members of the two teams, mine was one of the lowest amounts. For just a moment, I felt discouraged because it wasnít more. Fortunately, it only lasted for a moment (maybe two) and then I realized that weíre all different and we all have different programs. I reminded myself that I lost 4.5 lbs in the four weeks that Iíve been on my SP program and that a pound a week is a good average.

But the best part was when hubby said that I shouldnít worry about the pounds I wasnít losing because although I might have not lost as many pounds as I would like, Iím gaining muscle and muscle weighs more than fat. Donít know if this is true or not but heís such a sweetie just for saying it. This, of course, is just one of the reasons why I love this man so much Ė heís my biggest fan and heís so supportive and encouraging.

So fellow Sparkers, I continue on my journey of getting healthier and losing weight and learning so much more along the way. Thx for being here; I really appreciate it.
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    Like you, I lost a mere 4 lbs in my first month. I was REALLY discouraged. Thanks to the support here and at home, I realized my loss was A LOSS, which was more than I could say prior to focusing in on my weight!! Any loss is better than a gain!! Sure I wanted to lose more, but the fact is...I didn't gain...I LOST!!

    Good job focusing on the positive. You're doing great...
    2330 days ago
  • 2TIGRE
    Carl216 - They do don't they. Today, I am perfectly happy with my loss so far. As far as I am concerned, I'm doing good and that's what's important - that I feel better about me.

    Chana - thx for the support. This is the best part about being a sparker.

    Thx for stopping by ladies; I really appreciate it.
    2334 days ago
    Well done!

    Spark Baby!

    2334 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    Great job on the loss! All those "small" losses add up in a big way over time!
    2334 days ago
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