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My secret to success is available to you TODAY!

Monday, August 20, 2012

As any of you that have followed my blogs know I do these 12 week sessions of BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE here on SP. It's FREE! It WORKS! Better still - OPEN REGISTRATION begins today but spaces are limited.

Let me tell you how it works.

You peruse the list of 20 teams (each is slightly different in approach or style but all follow the same rules). You pick your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice. About 5 days before the round begins (Sept. 12) you are invited into your new team area. There you will be with about 30 others for the entire 12 weeks. You will have a captain and some co-captains that will answer questions, give encouragement, etc . The best thing is how those 30 people will become your friends as you chat with them on your team threads.

There are challenges that vary but may include nutrition, strength training, cardio, education on health, etc. Past challenges have included such things as tracking sodium and trying to stay in range, eating a minimum of 5 fruits and vegetables a day, trying a new spark recipe, getting a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio, specific strength training (there are always modifications for those with special needs.) You may be asked to get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep. Challenges can be 1-4 days in length.

Every week your team stats as well as ALL BLC stats are tabulated and posted and you get to see how you stack up compared to your 30 team members as well as the 600 people in BLC. This is very motivating!

I have lost lots of weight on BLC. Here are MY stats:

BLC20 SPARKLING SAPPHIRES CAPTAIN - NEW ROUND STARTS 9/12
BLC19 SPARKLING SAPPHIRES CAPTAIN Lost 11.4 lbs - 4.32%
BLC18 SPARKLING SAPPHIRES CAPTAIN Lost 8.9 lbs - 3.29%
BLC17 SAPPHIRES CO-CAPTAIN Lost 3.3 lbs -1.25%
BLC16 SAPPHIRES CO-CAPTAIN Lost 9.3 lbs -3.44%
BLC15 SAPPHIRES CO-CAPTAIN Lost 14.1 lbs -5.0%
BLC14 SAPPHIRES Lost 23.3 lbs. -7.57%

EDIT: BLC20 Open registration is now closed. You can now join this team where you will receive a sparkmail the minute registration is open for BLC21 (set to begin in January - just in time for those New Year's Resolutions!)

Join here:

www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individual.asp?
gid=50602
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SNOWYOGA 8/24/2012 9:54PM

    I had wanted to when I stared at SP, but not sure I would get in?

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THETROUT 8/22/2012 7:53PM

    I'm thinking about it.

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FAERY_FACE 8/22/2012 6:21AM

    Sounds great. I just registered!

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CIERAPOET 8/22/2012 12:29AM

    Wow This Sounds Great! You Definitely Get Results. What A Great Weight Loss! Thanks For Sharing This With Us!
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LYNNRODRIGUEZ 8/21/2012 6:39PM

    I cannot wait!!!

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MANDELOVICH 8/21/2012 4:58PM

    Sounds great!

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IN102WIN 8/21/2012 4:18PM

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LYNMEINDERS 8/21/2012 6:31AM

    Go you,.,..
I have decided to take a break this round....I am not doing any thing any justice at present so a break and concentrating on one team may be of help to me....

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BONNYSPARKGIRL 8/21/2012 3:49AM

    I have already signed up.....and can't wait emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 8/20/2012 11:24PM

    Wonderful! I'm doing some BL videos, and I swear by them. The Cardio Max and Power Sculpt, and I do the Last Chance Workout on the weekends.

So, I am cheering you on. Go for it! Great blog!

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MARITIMER3 8/20/2012 10:25PM

    We're going to be away for September and part of October, and I won't be able to post regularly. I'd maybe like to do the one after this... January maybe?

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MEKNOX 8/20/2012 10:21PM

    Thank you for telling us about the BLC! I've never signed up for a team before, but this sounds encouraging and fun. I just registered, too.

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LISA3TIME 8/20/2012 9:11PM

    thanks I just registered.


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AQUAGIRL08 8/20/2012 7:18PM

    Thanks for the information! Good luck on your next challenge!

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VICTORY2XS 8/20/2012 5:51PM

    I registered.

Comment edited on: 8/20/2012 6:28:44 PM

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MUSOLF6 8/20/2012 3:40PM

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JEANNINEMM68 8/20/2012 2:18PM

    Thanks for all the info.

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WORLDSERIES11 8/20/2012 2:03PM

    Have already registered...thanks for the info and encouragement to join!!!

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VINGRAM 8/20/2012 1:40PM

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THOMS1 8/20/2012 1:40PM

    I thank you for the information! emoticon

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SAASHA17 8/20/2012 11:51AM

    Thanks for the info...very helpful..

I registered:) and looking forward to it:)

Manasa

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JENNY888 8/20/2012 11:27AM

    I just registered for it. It should be a challege but one I welcome.

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L*I*T*A* 8/20/2012 11:11AM

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ABBYANDYNME 8/20/2012 11:01AM

    Congrats on your success, Suzanne! I am registered and looking forward to the new round!!


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LRSILVER 8/20/2012 10:48AM

    Thanks. You have an amazing weight loss. Keep up the great work!!

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BMW9295 8/20/2012 10:24AM

    Can't wait! Thanks for posting your results. I HOPE that I get the something similar. I have been looking forward to this and the chance to join and participate.

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JERSEYGIRL24 8/20/2012 10:10AM

    With some reluctance, I joined the BLC and became part o the Forest Green Pixies about a year ago (for BLC-17). I was very skittish and almost withdrew before the challenge even started. But when I got my assignment, everyone was so warm and welcoming that I decided to stick with it.

Hands down one of the best decisions I have ever made!!!! I heartily recommend this challenge to anyone who is thinking about it but perhaps isn't quite sure if they should do it.

Thanks to leaders like you who make the BLC so unique and awesome!!

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TEKRU1 8/20/2012 9:43AM

    Great description, Suzanne! And emoticon on your continued success!

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1GODGIRL 8/20/2012 9:23AM

    looks good. I will check it out.

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