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What does another 5% mean?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

I was successful in losing 5% of my weight during the Spring 5% Challenge, and I plan on doing the same for the Summer 5% Challenge. The question posed by our leaders is Why? Why do you want to do this?

I want to run. I want to be able to lace up my Defyance and hit the road and not feel like I may collapse. I want to run 8K's, 15K's and half marathons - but it starts with 5K, and so I'm training for that.

I want to avoid my family's tendency towards diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. There are very few health issues that can't be improved/avoided by getting fit and losing weight, and luckily, most of my family's issues fall in that category!

Losing another 5% would mean that I'm no longer Obese, merely Overweight. I'm sorry, but the word "obese" conjures up images that I'm just not comfortable with, not at all!

I want to fit into all my lovely summer dresses! I miss them! Also, I have some capris that I haven't been able to wear in ages - losing 5% would put me back into them.

Mostly, I want to lose another 5% because it will mean that I'm on the path to a stronger me!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SVELTEWARRIOR 7/11/2012 9:41PM

    I know you got this!!!

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OHSOSVELTE 7/11/2012 1:08AM

    Strong! From what I see, that is you, all over. You will smack this 5% challenge! :)

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1BEACHWALKER 7/9/2012 3:50PM

    You sound very motivated and that inspires us to read these blogs! That is a great reason for all of us to lose 5% and more, depending on how much we need to lose!!

You ought to write more blogs!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THROOPER62 6/15/2012 7:38AM


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JENNNY135 6/10/2012 9:23PM

    Well fellow Cloverleaf u better cause our team is going to kick butt this time. U did it last time you'll do it again.


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ZELLAZM 6/10/2012 3:56PM


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COOP9002 6/10/2012 3:23PM

    Sounds like some good reasons to keep pursuing your goal. You can do this!

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SCOTIANRUNNER 6/10/2012 2:02PM

    You go girl!! emoticon

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W8FALNOFF 6/10/2012 12:51PM

    Well get ready to Sizzle away that 5%!
You can do it, and together we will reach some awesome goals.
And those are some awesome reasons to focus on losing another 5%!
I am rooting for you to reach those and more!

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JOEYKTTN 6/10/2012 12:42PM

    great reasons :) I like to set my weight goals in 5% increments too!

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MENHALLS 6/10/2012 12:38PM

    Those are great reasons to lose another 5%. I love your comment about obese. I feel the same way. Sounds like a challenge I should get into!

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