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Spring Challenge......


Sunday, May 08, 2011

When I received the emails regarding this challenge I put a lot of thought into whether I would start another challenge. This will be my third challenge. I never reached my 5% goal. I did lose 4-5 lbs during each of the challenges, however I was not successful in keeping it off.

I have spent a lot of time the last few weeks reading information on the web site - motivation, goal setting etc - and decided to approach this challenge differently. I did not really have a plan in the past. So this time I am going to track at least 5 days a week and continue with the 10 minute exercise streak. That is all!

Hopefully at the end of the eight weeks I will have a better grip on my food consumption and an idea on the next small change I will add to the tracking and exercise.

Finally in closing i must say when I saw writing a blog was part of this challenge I was not too happy but I am determined to fully participate. lol


I hope all mothers had a wonderful peaceful day today.


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FVHORVATH 5/9/2011 9:42AM

    You can do this! Tracking is a great start and one that will help you keep that weight off.

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KIMBERTA99 5/9/2011 12:55AM

    You can do this....and 4-5 pounds is AWESOME!! Keeping in touch with other team members is a great way to stay motivated. Reading about everyones workouts, etc is really great motivation to do it yourself!!

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SPOKENWORD 5/9/2011 12:12AM

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CAPTHAMMER 5/8/2011 11:01PM

    If I'm doing the math right, losing 4 or 5pounds during a Challenge is 1/2 pound a week. That is a great steady weight loss. Even if it's not the magic 5% number, a steady decline is very impressive.

I'm glad you decided to join the Challenge again and even gladder (is that a word?) that you were selected to be a Daisy with us.
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MUEHLBBO 5/8/2011 10:32PM

    I didn't make goal last time, came close, but no cigar! Unfortunately I really slipped after the challenge. I'm hoping this challenge gives me the motivation and determination to stick with it again. Good luck to you on this challenge and your journey.

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IBSHAUN 5/8/2011 10:31PM

    You may not be reaching your 5% goal but you are sticking with it and in the end, you will be glad you did. And about the blogs - they don't have to be long or particularly philosophical - just share something about your day, vent or ask a question for feedback. One of my Spark Friends sometimes just blogs about a book she read or how dinner was that day. You can keep it simple. :)

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PEGTIGER 5/8/2011 10:10PM

    So glad you are giving yourself another chance to meet the challenge. I have not met my goal, but I lost more the 2nd time than the 1st. I hope to meet 5% this time!!

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