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Summer Biggest Loser Challenge with the Lemon Team

Monday, August 20, 2012

When I joined the team I was not really sure what to expect. I had joined other teams but never had been active. This team would be different as it required and expected active participation. Right from the start I felt welcomed and certainly was energized by the feedback and support. I like the fact that I knew what was expected of me each week and what goals we were working on together. Sometimes when I didn’t feel like exercising, I could picture all the other Lemons out there getting their cardio and ST and so I would push myself to do the same. I was humbled and inspired by the honesty and vulnerability of the Lemon’s in their sharing. Wherever we found ourselves…losing, gaining or stuck we were supported and encouraged to hang in there and to trust the process. I don’t think I could have found a better team to be on…my Lemon team-mates are awesome!!

So how did I do with the goals I set? I would give myself a “B”. I lost 6.4 pounds. I have kept the weight off and so even though I did not hit the 10 pound mark I am pleased with my progress. I did do some interval training on treadmill…could have been more. I did not work on the proper plank, squats and lunges. I tried new recipes but whether I did a new one each week??? I don’t have a clue.

I am glad for a little break before we begin the Fall challenge. I am going to reflect some more on what I want to aim for during the next challenge. I know that I need to increase my intensity. I am also thinking about how much cardio and strength training I want to commit to. Perhaps having an exact number will motivate to do it.

Thanks for a great experience! Lemons are the BEST!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IYA_EKUNDAYO 8/27/2012 8:39AM

    Congratulations on your success!

I Love the Lemons, we are a great group.
I have no doubt that you will even exceed your
expectations for the fall challenge. We all help
each other, that is what I love about this group,
and we are all so positive and supportive of one another.


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SHRINK_U 8/21/2012 3:06PM

    LEMON PRIDE!!!!!!!! :) You did great on your weight loss.. and a great job on your first blog! I look forward to the Fall challenge with you and the other Lovely Lemons :)

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LILY8486 8/21/2012 12:38PM

    You did great!! i do believe the Lemon team IS the best!! :-)

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JENNCABA 8/21/2012 12:25PM

    I am so glad I got to be a part of the Lemon Team with all of you !! A 6.4 weight loss is great !! You did emoticon Good Luck on the Fall Challenge and I hope you achieve all of your goals on your journey to becoming healthier emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EMMA1943 8/21/2012 12:09PM

    You did great. I think if anyone looses a pound and dosn't gain they should be proud of themselves. Good luck on our next journey.

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KAYLSLYNN 8/21/2012 11:24AM

    A VERY NICE BLOG. YOU ARE DOING REAT. THIS WAS A HARD SUMMER FOR ME BUT I WON'T QUIT. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FATBOTTOMGRL1 8/21/2012 9:30AM

    Okay~ I am sappy, sorry but that brought a tear to my eye!

Congrats on your first blog~ doesn't it feel just to let it go?? I love the Lemon gals~ you all are great. Even though we don't really "know" each other, we know each other!!! I feel safe!

I, too am ready for a wee break~ time to gather and prepare so I can do better in the fall challenge. I am so happy you will stay on as a Lemon~ you did great!

Keep in touch~


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CAGEDBIRDSONG 8/21/2012 8:45AM

    I feel the same...the Lemon Team is so supportive and I couldn't ask for a better team. I always enjoyed reading your posts. You did fabulously! Looking forward to the Fall Challenge...after a little break.

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WENDYLEE15 8/21/2012 7:21AM

    You did GREAT !! I love the Lemons too. So glad to be on the team with you :) !!
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