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Consistency and Commitment are the Keys to Success

Saturday, November 17, 2012

We just finished week 6 of the 8-week 5% Fall Challenge. Although I never had the most weight lost for any single week, today I achieved that 5% goal and dropped 10.5 lbs during the challenge.

This accomplishment was really due to two things: consistency and commitment. I exercised hard and, for the most part, I kept my calories within my calorie range. I didn't always succeed on the calories, but looking back, I probably needed the extra calories a few times with all of the fitness activities I was doing. I also was determined to succeed - not just for myself, but also for the Teddy Bear team overall. There were many days when I really didn't feel like a lot of exercise, but I pushed myself anyway (sometimes after dark) to make sure I didn't let the team down. Perhaps my military background helped in the challenge - when you see that other team members are struggling for various reasons, you know you have to step it up meet the team objectives.

We still have two weeks to go in the challenge, and I don't plan on letting up (well maybe a little on Thanksgiving...). I hope everyone is successful in their journey to a healthier lifestyle. You can make it a reality if just commit yourself to success. I saw a great quote recently on SparkPeople:

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results." (Kenneth Blanchard)

Good luck to all of you!

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IMEMINE1 1/5/2013 8:58PM

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BROOKLYN_BORN 11/20/2012 10:58AM

    How did I miss this? Consistency and Committment! Congratulations! I agree about the team concept. Not wanting to let the team down and we improve ourselves in the process.

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IMIN2GENES 11/18/2012 4:03PM

    Congratulations!! I am so happy for you! That's awesome that you were able to reach your 5% goal. Thankfully I've lost weight for most of the challenges; but I've only reached my 5% once.

Thanks for sharing your success with us and giving some extra inspiration to the team!
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NWFL59 11/18/2012 8:53AM

    Congratulations on achieving your 5% goal. I too like the quote from Blanchard. emoticon

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BOILHAM 11/18/2012 8:17AM

    I love the commitment vs. interest comment. I am so grateful for my military training as well, it did a lot to straighten out a kid who easily could have gone in the wrong direction.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 11/17/2012 1:13PM

    You are such an inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go on meeting your 5%!!!!!!!!!!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 11/17/2012 10:39AM

    You're our leading Teddy Bear up the mountain and probably five percent-wise. I'm so thankful for the gift of consistency and commitment you've been given as your health will say thank you many times over. Good work! Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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BEARGODDESS 11/17/2012 10:22AM

    You've been the most AWESOME Teddy Bear of us all!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PETUNIA102 11/17/2012 8:30AM

    Thanks for the motivation! Congratulations on your weight loss!

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