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Week 10 of the Biggest Loser Fall Challenge...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I was supposed to write a blog last week for my 6 month Sparkaversary and having lost over 40 pounds in 6 months-- YAYYYY! I also wanted to do pictures and blah blah blah... but things have been crazy for me for the past few weeks so I didn't get to do that.

I do however need to get on here for my Lemon Team challenge for the week :) Here is the challenge:

"Week 10
10 points if you are reading your blog or journal you started in week 1

Reflect on the past 10 weeks. Did you reach a goal or conquer a fear. Read your blog or journal from Week 1. Did you learn about a fear that might be hold you back from reaching your goals?

Healthy Change Bonus..ACCOMPLISHMENT
If you realized a stumbling block in your Healthy Eating and Lifestyle journey and are working on it...you have earned 10 Bonus points for Week 10....
yes this is a 20 point total ITC...we go out of Summer Challenge with a bang...lol ~Ѽ~

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So here is my stuff from week one.. lemme review:
"BLOG 5 THINGS THAT ARE HOLDING ME BACK:

1. I keep having to switch or adjust medication for thyroid. Hopefully this time I am done with that!
********I have been on the same medication and dose now for 1.5 months.. let's hope it stays the same!********

2. Lack of sleep from insomnia
********Blah... I have gotten better.. but not great. Hey.. I will take better over worse anyday :) ********

3. Not exercising first thing in the morning.. putting it off til later
********I did okay on this half of the time.. I still need to improve********

4. Lack of planning
********I did okay on planning .. but I did not do okay on the execution of those plans********

5. Eating over my calories on some days
********Guilty... still did that on some days ********

Reflecting.. What is the thing I will be working on for this Fall Challenge.

-----I want to focus on getting my exercise done first thing in the morning.

********I DID MAKE IMPROVEMENTS WITH MY EXERCISE.. I EXERCISED IN THE MORNINGS MANY MANY TIMES :)********


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Here are my weigh-ins and fitness minutes from the challenge forums:

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September 5 - .....278.8
September 12 - ...276.6 (-2.2 lbs)
September 19 - ...273.8 (-2.8 lbs)
September 26 - ...273.0 (-0.8 lbs)
October 3 - .........273.8 (+0.8 lbs)
October 10 - .......273.8 (no change)
October 17 - .......272.4 (-1.4 lbs)
October 24 - .......271.8 (-0.6 lbs)
October 31 - .......268.8 (-3.0 lbs)
November 7 - ......269.6 (+0.8 lbs)
November 14 - ....269.6 (no change)

CHALLENGE PARTICIPATION

September 12 - Week 1 ----- Bonus ...YES, YES
September 19 - Week 2 ----- Bonus ...YES, YES
September 26 - Week 3 -----Bonus.... YES, YES
October 3 - Week 4 -----Bonus ...........YES, YES
October 10 - Week 5 -----Bonus .........YES, YES
October 17 - Week 6 -----Bonus..........YES, YES
October 24 - Week 7 -----Bonus..........YES, YES
October 31 - Week 8 -----Bonus..........YES, YES
November 7 - Week 9 -----Bonus.........YES, YES
November 14 - Week 10 -----Bonus......YES, YES

STRENGTH TRAINING


September 12 - ........78 minutes
September 19 - ........35 minutes
September 26 - ........126 minutes
October 3 - ...............45 minutes
October 10 - .............80 minutes
October 17 - .............45 minutes
October 24 - .............90 minutes
October 31 - .............120 minutes
November 7 - ............40 minutes
November 14 - ..........60 minutes

CARDIO MINUTES:

September 12 - ......353 minutes
September 19 - ......321 minutes
September 26 - ......254 minutes
October 3 - ............205 minutes
October 10 - ..........515 minutes
October 17 - ..........448 minutes
October 24 - ..........286 minutes
October 31 - ..........591 minutes
November 7 - ..........69 minutes
November 14 - ........222 minutes

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I only lost 9.2 pounds during this 10 week challenge. I know I am retaining water right now but oh well :) This was a super tough 10 weeks for me.. I am pleased that I lost weight at all. My goal was to lose 15 pounds during the challenge and I didn't meet my goal. I will keep fighting!!

I am happy to see that even when I am struggling I don't give up. Even if I do slow down from time to time.. I keep moving. If I have a bad day I don't give up.. If I have a bad week or several bad weeks.. I WILL NOT GIVE UP. I can't. I have to do this.
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Over the past 10 weeks in this challenge I exercised an average of 6.6 hrs a week!! yay!!! I beat my exercise time from the 10 week Summer Challenge!
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Moving on from here I have to step it up with the weight loss. I am happy with 40+ pounds gone in the past 26 weeks.. but I know I could have done better.

Next stop.. I want to be below 245 pounds by my birthday in February... I WOULD LOVE TO BE BELOW 240 POUNDS BY THEN!!!!!!!!!

MSMOSTIMPROVED also has a birthday in February-- HEY GIRL :) She put up a little bday challenge to me. We are both going to take birthday pictures in red dresses... so I gotta get busy so I can look all cute! Well I will try to look all cute.. lol.
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Miss my spark friends.. I am not avoiding you guys on purpose.. I promise :) Don't stop fighting!!! We can do this.
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HHOLT6 1/24/2014 7:52PM

    how are you doing now? emoticon

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IYA_EKUNDAYO 2/6/2013 12:59PM

    You said.... "I only lost 9.2 pounds during this 10 week challenge."

Girl.....
Tha
t is a lot to be proud of!

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JACOBSBELOVED 12/1/2012 12:23AM

    I haven't popped in on you in a while but you're doing so good! I love your charts! I like details and lists and such so your charts speak to me. :)

I can't wait to see your birthday picture!!!

Keep it up, lady!

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FATBOTTOMGRL1 11/15/2012 10:24AM

    I will take your 9lbs loss!!! That is SUPER AWESOME!! It was a pleasure to be on the LEMON team with you. We all have our ups and downs and I want to thank you for being there for me with mine!

I am happy for a break ~~ hopefully get my head back in the right place for the winter challenge.

I can't wait to see you in your red dress~~ woo hoo!!!

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SHOES17 11/15/2012 3:41AM

    You are an inspiration

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BRADMILL2922 11/14/2012 11:50PM

    Glad you are moving in the right direction! You got this!

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DIANER2014 11/14/2012 11:23PM

    You're doing awesome! Keep up the great work! Congratulations on your weight loss! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 11/14/2012 11:16PM

    You're doing great! Keep it up!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/14/2012 11:16PM

    You're doing great! Keep it up!

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EMMACORY 11/14/2012 10:18PM

    I, too, have taken the word ONLY out of the equations. You did FANTASTIC! Every pound gone is a reason to smile and jump for joy. I have lost 23 pounds since I began on Jan. 1. Do I wish it was faster....sure....but I am grateful that none of those 23 pounds are creeping back on. So pat yourself on the back...you are emoticon

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MOTIVATEDME80 11/14/2012 9:22PM

    Wow! Great job. emoticon

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JENNCABA 11/14/2012 6:44PM

    You are doing emoticon And you did great on the Fall challenge emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ON2VICTORY 11/14/2012 6:07PM

    fantastic work my friend!

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NSMANN 11/14/2012 5:32PM

    6.6 hours a week -- whoa, you are leaving me in the dust! I can see you really know what it takes to lose the weight. Congrats on your continued success in that regard!

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CINDYAST 11/14/2012 5:28PM

    40 pounds lost! emoticon That's great! emoticon And more than 9 pounds in 10 weeks is awesome! You'll look adorable in a red dress! emoticon

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AMARILYNH 11/14/2012 3:05PM

    You ONLY lost 9.2 pounds? That's about a pound a week average and that is GREAT!! Weight lost slowly, through positive lifestyle changes STAYS lost longer so you are golden!! I smiled at this "I did okay on planning .. but I did not do okay on the execution of those plans*" - I often have that problem too!

I'm sorry to hear that you are still having issues with insomnia. May I make a suggestion? Why not blog about it and the steps you have taken to help it? Perhaps some of your friends will have positive suggestions? Its something I've struggled with a lot and I'll be happy to share any insight I can give you!!

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PEACHELLE 11/14/2012 2:36PM

    Great job!!! That is so inspiring. Enjoy your success. emoticon

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60NLOVINIT2 11/14/2012 2:30PM

    way to go emoticon emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 11/14/2012 2:08PM

    Nice to hear from you!
You can do it!!!
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HEYITSLISA 11/14/2012 2:07PM

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I lost 11.6 lbs during the 10 week BLC! emoticon

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REFFIE1 11/14/2012 1:52PM

    Only lost 9.2 pounds in 10 weeks! That is practically one pound a week. You should be celebrating not saying "only". It has taken me almost a year to lose the over 40 pounds that you lost in just 6 months. Another reason you should celebrate. Take a few glasses off those lemons and make lemonade and then toast your victories! emoticon emoticon

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