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Getting ready for the Fall 5% Challenge!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Fall 5% Challenge starts on Saturday, September 24, less than a week away. We have pre-challenge assignments and this is the 3rd. I redid my sparkpage to get ready and reflect what I want to accomplish in the Challenge. Also, I'm the Motivation Leader for the Teddy Bear team so I want to be able to help others do well in the Challenge.

Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. I've been on SP for 8 1/2 months and have already lost 47 lbs. I have 14 more or so to lose. If I'm able to lose the 5% that will be 7 lbs. or half of what I have left to get to goal. However, my focus is to get in shape and be really fit rather than to weigh a particular amount.

What do you want to change? I want to continue to eat healthy and workout a lot. I'd like to resist temptations a bit more often. I want to be able to wear the size 4/6 clothes in my closet from when I was at goal at WW's 8 years ago.

How do you want to look? I want to look awesome and firm, in great shape.

How do you want to feel? I want to feel strong and healthy.

What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body? I just finished the 5k Your Way Rookie Running Program (which I highly recommend) and did a 5k on the treadmill. I want to be able to comfortably run "real" 5ks (my 1st one is on the morning this Fall Challenge starts, a 5k for Hunger). Then I want to work up to 10ks, a half marathon and finally a full marathon (this is in time, not in the 8 weeks of this Challenge LOL!)

And list all the OTHER things that you want to change! I want to stay in calorie range 90% of the time and push myself to exercise for at least 30 minutes for all 56 days of this Challenge.
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1CRAZYDOG 9/22/2011 7:29AM

    Good work! Love the blog.

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CHAR1970 9/20/2011 11:31PM

    You'll rock this challenge!

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TERESA159 9/20/2011 3:34PM

    Woohoo Melissa. Great reasons and great goals. You WILL rock this challenge!

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MAMAKITTY10 9/20/2011 10:29AM

  Great goals. Thanks for being the Teddy Bear Motivational Leader. I look forward to the next 8 weeks. I hope I can keep my enthusiasm. You are an inspiration.

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KAILYNSTAR 9/19/2011 1:15PM

    Great blog. Lots to think and ponder about myself. You are such a go getter!

Way to go.

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 9/19/2011 1:00PM

    Yes, emoticon !!!

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SHRINK71 9/19/2011 9:41AM

    Yes!!! Let's do it! You have such great focus & great goals... You will succeed!!

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ZIPCONTROL 9/19/2011 3:07AM

  Lets all enjoy the ride. You will make the full marathon with that attitude !

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ESILBO 9/18/2011 11:17PM

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LISE

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THETURTLEBEAR 9/18/2011 10:08PM

    You WILL stay in your range and push yourself. You are an awesome TB!!

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MISSY455 9/18/2011 9:54PM

    emoticon Best wishes for a successful 8 weeks!

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MSKINGER 9/18/2011 8:36PM

    I like how your focus changed from losing weight to getting in shape and to be really fit!
I think we all start on this journey to lose weight, but in the short time I've been on SparkPeople, my vision is already changing. Yes, I do need to lose weight, but I need to focus on getting in shape and becoming healthier!
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