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Lime team reflections

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

It's been 10 weeks, and I've gone from 374 to 358 lb (I was 354 before ToM gain, which would have made a nice even 20 lb loss! oh well, I'm certain my body will be back to 354 any day now lol). Still, 16 lbs in 10 weeks is nothing to scoff at!

Beyond the weight, I think I worked -really- hard for at least half of the weeks, and maybe medium-hard for 3, with only 2 really lazy weeks. That's some pretty decent progress, considering sickness etc that I had to deal with. I've gotten a lot stronger, built more endurance, and become OBSESSED with training for my 5k, which I do not view as a bad thing :)

I do wish I had more free time, because I think I've been a not-so-good teammate in terms of checking in and reading everyone's blogs. I am really proud of my teammates and everything, so I hope they don't hold my being REALLY busy against me...

It's just that lately I have been feeling spread too thin on multiple competitions (including the one I help run), with school (finals rapidly approaching), with real life, and with sickness. I have come to realize that Iam NOT super woman, and I do need a break from all of the responsibilities once in a while.. which is why I am going to take this summer "off" to focus on ME. Not off from weight loss, but off from spending so much time on Spark and in School (I am only planning 3 credit hours).

From here, I will just .. keep going :)
Thanks for the support and the encouragement, limes. Have a great summer, everyone!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPICEMWE 5/25/2012 2:45PM

    That is fantastic! Congrats!!!

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MRS_BRENDA_P 5/24/2012 5:01PM

    Congratulations on your success! And I can understand needing some time off. Everyone needs to rest once in a while.

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1MILLDOLLARBABY 5/23/2012 9:49PM

    You've been an awesome team mate, I'll miss you a lot. 16# is so awesome you should be very, very proud!!

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    16 pounds...WOW! Good for you!! I think taking a summer off to focus on you is a WONDERFUL idea! I can completely understand and empathize with being too busy to interact with the team as much as we'd like to...I've been in the same this Spring Challenge. I think we have some pretty awesome (and understanding) teammates, though, so no worries!

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EUEK098 5/23/2012 2:41PM

    Yep 16 pounds is nothing to scoff at, and it's a good idea to slow down on the different areas you're involved in, stress is also nothing to scoff at. Various researchers have found out that stress causes the brain to release a hormone that makes our body think we need all the excess fat we're carrying around, so take a breather.

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K1TT3N 5/23/2012 8:52AM

    AWESOME weight loss .. Good Luck on the 5 k

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BOOKWORM27S 5/23/2012 7:40AM

    Wow, you are melting! Congrats on your weight loss and meeting all of your goals!

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SLIMKIM2B 5/23/2012 6:07AM

    Enjoy your summer off.

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SHANSHE 5/22/2012 11:06PM

    You have done an amazing job, we Limes are proud and have certainly not held your busyness against you as we ALL have come against busy times, lol! Enjoy your summer taking care of you!

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SWALL84 5/22/2012 10:48PM

    Woohoo! Way to go on your success and good for you for focusing on you!

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LADYJAKE1 5/22/2012 8:43PM

    You are doing so well......

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OSTERA15 5/22/2012 7:59PM

    Congrats on all that you have accomplished! Have a great summer and enjoy your me time!

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GOPINTOS 5/22/2012 7:53PM

    You did such an awesome job!!!!!! WTG!!

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RUTHIEBEAR 5/22/2012 7:15PM

    WOOHOO!!! on the fabulous weight loss!!! I think we all kind of lose steam as the weeks roll on. Keep up the great work! emoticon

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ORCHIDLADY56 5/22/2012 5:43PM

    You have been an inspiration on this team and for the challenge! Congratulations and have a wonderful summer!

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SERENAJL 5/22/2012 5:25PM

    Good luck on the 5k! You have alot to be proud of. Have a great summer taking care of you!

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LOTUSLIFE 5/22/2012 5:06PM

  I think 16 pounds is phenomenal!!!! Yay for you!!!

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