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A Christmas Challenge Countdown!!

Monday, November 05, 2012

Can you believe, only 49 days to Christmas!! 49 days left to... no not to shop, but to push on towards our Christmas weight loss goal!!!

I venture to say that most of us have one, right? OH sure you do. You know you have said... "I want to lose X amount by Christmas?" or "I want to weigh X amount by Christmas" A short term goal? You know you have one emoticon

Okay, so 49 days to go!!! I am going to re-evaluate, be realistic - remember life happens ;) - and make the next 49 days count. I do try to make every day count, but I am going to make this a personal challenge to myself.

Ok, so that's 7 weeks. I hope each of you will challenge yourself and join me on my challenge. You can count the pounds lost, count the inches, count the number on the scale, however you want to track it, whatever you want to do to challenge yourself!!

We can track it here!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WHITTLED-WAIST 11/13/2012 10:14PM

    I'm jumping on the bandwagon! This is a great idea!

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MAYAQUINTERO 11/11/2012 7:46PM

    Great!!!! count me in!!!! Thanks for including me as your spark friend emoticon

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LOYAL_HEART 11/11/2012 5:21PM

    Great idea! I am going to do this with you!

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PAT262 11/11/2012 11:48AM

    Thanks for the extra push I needed to help me get back on track and try and reach one of my short term goals by Christmas ... For me, it's to get my blood sugar back within normal ranges, which is going to require me to make tighter dietary changes.
emoticon motivation ... Thanks for the push!

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YENGLISH100 11/11/2012 2:05AM

    I just read this challenge. My goal is to lose 10 pounds by the beginning of next year! Thanks for friending me. emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 11/10/2012 12:38PM

    I have two stumbling blocks during this time, a birthday party and Thanksgiving family get together yikes, but I'll try to stay close to the straight and narrow

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REEBADABEEBOOS 11/10/2012 12:18PM

    Thanks for the reminder to stay on track!

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TEENY_BIKINI 11/9/2012 9:28PM


Love it!! Yes!

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GLORYTOGLORY 11/9/2012 5:00PM

    I Know you can do it! I am doing a challenge now too! emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 11/9/2012 1:12AM

    emoticon I am wanting to lose 13 pounds by the first of the year! emoticon

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SUNSETBREEZE05 11/8/2012 6:12PM

    Count me in too!! I certainly don't want to go backwards.


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    Good luck. I hope you are very successful!

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JUMPINJULIE 11/8/2012 12:45PM

    i will join you in the chanllage.

Comment edited on: 11/8/2012 12:49:31 PM

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TERRIEHICKSFIT 11/8/2012 10:24AM

    I love this! I have been saying on my Facebook "Like" Page why wait to til after New Year to make the New Years Resolution..Do It Now!! Thank you for this!!

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    That is a great idea.

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DANCINGFLAMES 11/7/2012 11:48PM

    I think I'm going to make it a challenge to eat healthy every day until Christmas.

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SPARKFRAN514 11/7/2012 9:50PM

    yes i have joined a team we start once we finish the 77 days of autumn which is done the at Thanksgiving Time we can do this and we need not to forget New Years as well another eating holiday.
funny you talk about this today as i had a planned a glass of Egg nog for my snack

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NESARIAN 11/7/2012 7:58PM

    I'm in!

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CIERAPOET 11/7/2012 4:49PM


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TERRIJ7 11/7/2012 2:28PM

    Great idea!

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OPTIMIST1948 11/7/2012 2:18PM

    Fab challenge!

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BABY_GIRL69 11/7/2012 2:15PM

    Thanks for pointing it out....ugh now I have to pre-plan my meals right now....staying away from sweets, cakes but not

God bless & pre happy holidays!


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PAULA-ZARYA 11/7/2012 11:49AM

    49 days !!!!! that does it exercise more time to get the scales going down thanks for the inspiration and push emoticon

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ANGRITTER 11/7/2012 11:35AM

    Thanks for finding me. You must troll around looking for us at some point, huh?

Anyway, I had already set the goal to make it 14000 minutes by year end, but I will up it to 15,000. Posted on your challenge site so I wouldn't forget!

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DALID414 11/6/2012 10:46PM

    Oh man! The pressure! I set to reach my goal weight by the 31st, hitting it for Christmas would be emoticon

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DIANER2014 11/6/2012 9:16PM

    I'm in! emoticon

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KAREN608 11/6/2012 3:56PM

    Yeah! I rescheduled my doctor apt to Dec. 5th, so I can have more weight off for a six month weigh in. He does not know I have been cutting some calories, so he will be surprised. When he measured my waist on last visit, something in me snapped. I am losing half a pound a week and so loving it. Will back off more on food as I sit more in the winter, to keep keeping on. Nov/Dec is always a good time for me for some reason, to say no easily. I don't like cookies very much.

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SOLOMUA 11/6/2012 2:42PM

    I must have missed a day or two...but I'm up for this! Thanks and looking forward to it!

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CPOPKIE 11/6/2012 2:38PM

    Hey, this is a great challenge! I am going for it! Thanks for finding me! emoticon

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MCJULIEO 11/6/2012 1:24PM

    49 DAYS!????
(Now 48!!!)

How can this be?!!

Thanks for the Heads Up!

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LIS193 11/6/2012 12:36PM

    For me the hardest time of the year to lose or maintain is January - the holidays are over and my mind relaxes... So I'm going to make the most of the next 7 weeks make the best choices I can to set me up for a great new year!

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SAINTBETH 11/6/2012 11:41AM

    Good advice!

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NELLJONES 11/6/2012 8:13AM

    How about the countdown to the week AFTER Christmas? Once the letdown hits, I have to be sure that all the goodies are GONE or I'll make them gone the wrong way.

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BALLOUZOO 11/5/2012 10:56PM

    Count me in!

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JUNEAU2010 11/5/2012 8:34PM


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TRUNKJUNK 11/5/2012 7:32PM

    I'm in emoticon emoticon

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DEBRA0818 11/5/2012 5:01PM

    My DH and I are committing to our plan through the Thanksgiving and Christmas Season so that we can start the New Year healthier and happier -- what better gift could we give ourselves than that?!

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LIVINGFREE19 11/5/2012 4:48PM

    Wow, that sounds like an awesome idea!
I am in!

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NORWOODGIRL 11/5/2012 3:08PM

    Sounds like a plan!

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SERENAJL 11/5/2012 2:51PM

    Great idea!

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BJPENNY70 11/5/2012 1:10PM

    You should join the 50+ members with 10-24 pounds to lose group. They have a 12 pounds by December 12th Challenge. I have way more than 10-24 pounds to lose, but I was invited by the group leader to join. She is a Spark Friend. It help you be accountable to your own challenge of x amount of pounds you want to lose, by weighing in and posting the 1st and the 12th of the month. You do the work on your own. You can chat with the others if you want for support. Maci is the group leader. So far I have pasted the challenge at 21 pounds. I am still going. Give it a try!


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DEBBYFROMMT 11/5/2012 1:07PM

    Wow, what a wonderful idea!!

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DARLENEK04 11/5/2012 12:51PM

    OH I am in also......................I have lost just over 25 pounds since Sept. 3rd,
and while I am not goaling, I will be in here cheering us all on.....I learned I
can't put a goal by a certain day, but I can get my butt in there and keep slugging
away til I get a hit...................


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_BABE_ 11/5/2012 12:47PM

    You have already seen my lofty I am in! emoticon If you can master weight loss pre Xmas you can do it anytime!

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ANNE1123 11/5/2012 12:24PM

    7 weeks to Christmas, thanks for putting this in perspective! What can I accomplish in 49 days???? I'm going to really give this some thought today. Have a good week!

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SCOOTER4263 11/5/2012 12:21PM

    Seven weeks sounds so much longer than 49 days...I wonder why that is...

Anyway, I'm in.

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HEYITSLISA 11/5/2012 11:47AM

    Love it! Going to join right now! emoticon

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HEALTHY-SPARK 11/5/2012 11:33AM

    Sounds great! I'm on my way to sign up now!

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GABY1948 11/5/2012 10:53AM

    emoticon me something to think about! emoticon

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GOODGETNBETR 11/5/2012 10:33AM

    Just signed up. emoticon to us all.

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