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Reflection of my Lime Challenge

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I joined the Lime Team Biggest Loser Spring Challenge. I met lots of great people and our team is filled with wonderful, inspiring, & supportive people.

I learned a few things over the past 10 weeks. The biggest thing is, losing weight is not a Cake Walk. I started this challenge on a roll, losing steady weight every week. With as much as I still want to lose, I really thought I could breeze right through this. Maybe even win. However during the challenge, I experienced a lot of ups and downs. The first 30 - 40 or so dropped just like that. The last 10-15 have been a bit more difficult so I had to learn how to shake things up a bit to get things moving again.

I also learned that I have the best of intentions, but I dont always have the best of follow through, which really bothers me when people are depending on me. I have always posted my weigh-in but I failed in the other areas of posting. I usually completed the tasks, but didnt post. Mostly for the exercise department, I just didnt know how to post. Most of what I do is more of circuit type training. I should have just split it 50/50 between cardio and ST but I just wasnt sure how to post it, and so I didnt. And lately most of my exercise has been working around our property. Sweating more buckets than any video I have ever done, that is for sure.

I have enjoyed the challenges & I have enjoyed being on the team. It did somewhat take it's toll on me though. Not just this team and/or challenge, but I joined several so I was weighing myself 3 times a week. That was just mentally taxing on me. I have learned to not put to much stock in the number, and I had to remember that it was a number compared to a week ago, not to the number for a different weigh-in maybe a couple of days before. But still it was very hard to watch the scale constantly going up and down.

I had hoped to be farther along in the last 10 weeks. April was pretty much a bust. May started off great but it stalled in the middle. I am going to shake things up again this week so that hopefully it ends with a bang also. I wont reach my Memorial Day goal but I would still like to get a little closer than I am now.

All in all, it was a great experience though, and I am glad that I joined.
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RUTHIEBEAR 5/22/2012 7:23PM

    As someone who lost 100 pounds then hit a stall for the past two years, I hear you about how hard it is to continue to lose. But hang in there. I am glad you are a LIME!!! emoticon

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AMY-MIMI77 5/22/2012 6:21PM

    Glad to have you as a LIME teammate.
I agree w/ Shan that learning about yourself is just as important as losing
Teh numbers are a big thing to me as well; and I had to learn in my journey that the way I feel is more important. Learning to listen to your body is half the battle

Best of LUck and look forward to our Summer Challenge.

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ORCHIDLADY56 5/22/2012 6:08PM

    A very well thought out blog. Look forward to having you as a summer Lime teammate!

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VALKYRIA- 5/22/2012 5:08PM

    I know what you mean about weighing in for multiple teams becoming taxing. It really is, but I'm glad you're able to separate your emotions from that number somewhat. You have done well this challenge and I look forward to seeing your progress continue. Have an awesome summer!

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DOTSLADY 5/21/2012 11:05PM

    It's about the journey ;0). Enjoy yourself and you're amazing! Keep up the good work on yourself.


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ROAD2RIPPED 5/21/2012 10:02PM

    From where I am sitting, you rocked this challenge.

P.S.
Losing weight and cake walk in the same sentence made me laugh. emoticon

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WOLFIEBEAR 5/21/2012 11:37AM

    That is so awesome!!! It sounds like a lot of fun. I too get most of my cardio by working around my grandparents property (planting, mowing, cleaning out the shed) and it is sometimes hard to log. I just started logging it all as Gardening since it was the closest thing I could find.
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SERENAJL 5/21/2012 9:56AM

    I am glad you joined too! I have found being on more than 1 team that has weigh-ins and challenges is too much for me as well. It took the fun out of it and I got totally burnt out.

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SLIMKIM2B 5/21/2012 9:44AM

    I'm glad yout joined our team too. emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/21/2012 9:40AM

    I spoke with an acquaintance yesterday who said the same thing. She is just working her program, but slightly disappointed. I guess she expected more of the weight to come off by now. I am cheering you both on!
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MNABOY 5/20/2012 10:35PM

    Life-long trek, not an overnight quest or a three month "program". Work the plan and enjoy the results as well as the trip.

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OSTERA15 5/20/2012 9:59PM

    Every step is one step closer to your goal, just keep putting one foot in front of the other!
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SHANSHE 5/20/2012 9:22PM

    Learning about yourself is greater than weight loss sometimes! I enjoyed you being on the Limes!
Shan

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LAURELSPARK 5/20/2012 8:35PM

    You might not have done as well as you liked but I think you learned a lot about yourself. Don't worry, you'll get there!

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1MILLDOLLARBABY 5/20/2012 8:23PM

    You did amazing this challenge and please don't think otherwise, as long as you're closer to your goals that's a big win by far!

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LOTUSLIFE 5/20/2012 6:32PM

  I think you did great! emoticon

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GOODHEALTH4EVER 5/20/2012 5:57PM

    AW, YOU DID GREAT CARDIO AND STRENGTH! DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK, I HAVE DONE MY SHARE OF HOW TO'S...SHAN AND EVERYONE ARE GREAT WITH ANSWERING ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE..WHEN I ASKED YOUR QUESTION I WAS TOLD TO SPLIT THE CARDIO IN THIRDS TO GET STRENGTH MINUTES...

SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE FIGURED OUT WHAT YOU NEED TO DO FOR THE NEXT ROUND. HANG IN THERE AND KEEP GOING! YOU ARE DOING GOOD! emoticon

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