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The Summer 5% is over!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Tomorrow is the last weigh in for the Summer 5% Challenge. It was so awesome being a part of a team (Yay Teddy Bear!). You really had to push yourself so that you didn't let your team down; it wasn't all about doing your own thing.

Before the Challenge I was getting off track too often. Pounds were coming back on, definitely heading in the wrong direction!! The Challenge completely turned things around. I lost all the pounds I had regained plus a few. I started the 5K Your Way Rookie Training program (which I'll finish next weekend) and plan on doing my 1st 5K this month. I've done more exercise in the past 2 months than previously and really can see a difference.

I'm sorry to see it end but happy that I have the Fall 5% to look forward to. I'm stepping it up and hoping to help those who need some motivation by serving as the Motivational Leader for the Teddy Bears. I'm really excited.

Each Challenge only brings me closer to goal. I know that the Fall Challenge is closed now. If you're doing it, hooray! If you missed out, make sure to join the Winter Challenge as soon as it's announced.

There are lots of Challenge related teams on SP. Look one up & join. It might be just what you need to get you going in the right direction again!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SLIMMERANG 9/12/2011 4:48PM

    Good job! What team is the 5% challenge in. It sounds like something that would help motivate me to go in the right direction!

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TERESA159 9/12/2011 3:39PM

    Hooray that the Summer 5% is over! That was a long 8 weeks and I did better during those 8 weeks than at any other time since joining in January. Hooray for us! And for the challenge that turned us around. Any news on when the Fall one starts? I am ready to buckle down again! (Did some celebrating this weekend.)

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CHAR1970 9/10/2011 11:31PM

    Great job on the summer challenge and good luck on the fall one!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/10/2011 9:36PM

    Way to go! It feels so good to see that weight go and you're doing fabulous! What an inspiration.

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IMIN2GENES 9/10/2011 6:36PM

    Woo hoo! Congrats to you! I made my 5% goal too... Can't wait to get things rolling for fall and I'm looking forward to working with you!
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KAILYNSTAR 9/10/2011 10:37AM

    Nice to know that you have managed to get rid of those creeping pounds. You are such a go getter and inspiration!

I'm going to look up some challenges that don't require lots of running/walking. (feet problems) and then get on track with something.

Have a great weekend.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 9/10/2011 8:13AM

    Glad you'll be one of our leaders this fall! Looking forward to a great new challenge!

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    Good for you. emoticon

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ASL191 9/10/2011 6:45AM

    I seemed to have missed the Fall 5% but I will be looking for a new challenge and hope that I come away as inspired as you have:)

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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/9/2011 11:30PM

    Awesome blog!!!!!

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LTMURPHY7 9/9/2011 11:29PM

  Great blog. good luck

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CERIUSLY 9/9/2011 11:21PM

    Great Blog Melissa! Best wishes for a good weigh in tomorrow! emoticon

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