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Fall 5% Challenge Final Update & Pictures - I ALMOST made it with 4.5% gone!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Friday Sparkers!! I posted some Old 250 Pics vs Recent Pics at the bottom!

Unfortunately, I did not reach my 5% goal - but I think I did a spectacular job regardless of what the scale says! I lost 7.8lbs (4.5%) in 8 weeks! I don't think I would have lost that month without this challenge. I didn't have any french fries for 10 weeks - Not even one bite! I completed a 5K in 38:22 after being sick & having no training those weeks! My Thanksgiving was great & I was able to share a low-fat dessert with my family. Even though I gained two pounds over this past weekend - I worked really hard this week and they are gone already. I am actually back to 163.2 on the scale!!

Fall 5% Challenge Commitment Updates:
Complete - I will post my weigh-ins every week. (probably on Fridays)
Complete - I will track my exercise to help out myself and my team!
Complete- I will stay on track with my calories/fat/etc the best I can.
Mostly Complete - I will post more frequently on the forum to help my team!
Complete - I will NOT eat any french fries - for EIGHT WEEKS
Complete - I will exercise at least 10 minutes five days a week.
Mostly Complete - I will exercise at least 30 minutes three days a week.
Mostly Complete- I will go to bed on nights when I feel tired/ready. I won't stay up late just because.
Complete - I will do the best I can with the changing weekly challenges!
Complete - I will not get discouraged if I do not meet the 5% loss in 8 weeks

In some ways, I am glad I didn't make the 5%. I can't always get what I want in life. I need to keep pushing forward to get what I want! Once I do reach my healthy goal weight, that doesn't mean I can just stop Sparking and start eating junk food again. I need to continue making different goals every month so I don't get bored or too content and give up. I can't give up on myself!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me & believed I would reach the 5% goal. Hopefully I didn't let anyone down. Even though the scale doesn't show it, I still feel so proud of myself. I have my goals ready for December, March 1st as my "deadline" for my healthy weight, and also a whole bunch of other tasks I want to accomplish. The best part is - I KNOW I will get there! Every single day is important to reach harder & higher! Weigh-in days aren't the end of the world for me! I can always look forward to tomorrow as long as I give it my all. Sometimes I know I could do better - but I still try to be smart with most of my choices!

Should I stuff my face with french fries tomorrow as a reward? Some of you would say - No, don't do it, it will ruin the rest of your day! Others would say - Go ahead, you deserve it! We all have our own choices & decisions to make. This website gives us a lot of wonderful advice, but we all need to decide what is best. Creating my own, personalized program seems to be the best for me. I honestly don't know what I will do until I am there tomorrow with them in front of me! I probably will have a handful, eat them soooo slowly, and my tummy will get upset while still eating them hahaha. But hey, it will be worth it to me =)

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Here are a few pictures of some things I did randomly that made me happy. I saw "my cats" for the first time in months. They grew up with me. When I moved, I gave them to a friend of mine! I also put some pictures of me at 250lbs and also from the start of the challenge and also from last week!

250 Pounds... I feel a little sick to my stomach just seeing myself being so big. I was so unhealthy =(

Start of the Challenge -171 lbs

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CRAMOMMY 12/5/2012 8:23PM

    Fantastic!!! Good Job!!!

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LISAN0415 12/5/2012 12:18AM

    WOW! Congratulations! Look how far you've come!

So happy for you!

Thanks for posting those photos, they are inspirational!


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NEWNAC304 12/3/2012 3:18PM

    You have done great! You should be proud of yourself!

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BISCO_ 12/3/2012 12:55AM

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/1/2012 11:44AM

    That is awesome!!! You are doing great!

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HI-NRG 12/1/2012 11:38AM

    I love french fries, too. I try to stay away from the drive thru.

You are exactly right. You need to do what works for you. And, that can change from week to week and day to day. I like the fact that here we can share what works for us and we are surrounded by great ideas and wonderful friends.

You look fantastic.


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HHB4181 12/1/2012 9:43AM

    So proud!! You look awesome! Great job!

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MARATHONDAD 12/1/2012 9:22AM

    great job buddy u were a great team mate and keep going u are doing amazing

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SH9719 12/1/2012 1:02AM

    You have done well my friend. 4.5% is something to be proud of. You ultimate goal, health, is within reach. You have certainly reached the correct attitude.

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TATTER3 12/1/2012 12:33AM

    This is one of those blogs I want to come back to again! What a motivator!!! Thanks for posting!!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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2HAMSDIET 11/30/2012 10:16PM

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FUSIONFITNESS3 11/30/2012 10:11PM

    What an awesome blog. You have done extremely well on the 5% challenge and you should be proud of your 4.5% accomplishment. You have finished the race well!!!
I just love your positive attitude which shines through in this blog. Celebrate even if you didn't make the 5%.
Those before and now photos do tell quite a story. Congratulations.

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JACKIE542 11/30/2012 10:02PM

    You are doing so great, your pictures prove that so inspiring. emoticon

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    emoticon you have done a emoticon job at emoticon emoticon .

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HDHAWK 11/30/2012 9:18PM

    emoticon You look great!

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HOLLYM48 11/30/2012 9:07PM

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Looking Good. What a beautiful transformation!

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KAPELAKIN 11/30/2012 8:40PM

    Way to go. 4.5% is amazing, and you look like you've taken 10 years off. You're doing great!

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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 11/30/2012 7:16PM

    Awesome! You have made so many fabulous and positive changes in your life! So much for for which you can be proud! Now, one more goal.... Stop worrying about letting others down! You said it.... We each make our own choices, our own decisions. We are only doing this for ourselves! Ourselves and no one else! Be proud! You impress me so much! Keep reaching for the stars my friend!!

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RACEWELLWON 11/30/2012 5:51PM

    You are stunning my Dear !! Woo Hoo ! Is that your Dad ? Nice picture ! It will come off - no hurries - slow and easy! Great job on the fries !!! Awesome time on that run - keep training - Hugs K

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ROXYZMOM 11/30/2012 5:24PM

    You did great!! Congratulations!!!

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LYNBRINT 11/30/2012 4:55PM

    You are always so positive and encouraging! I had no idea how far you've come from 250. You go girl!!!
Thanks for all your enthusiasm for our Firecracker made it so fun!
Congrats on the 4.5% ...much better than most of us did!

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OLIVIANIGHT 11/30/2012 4:41PM

    I would not be disappointed with that at all! Awesome progress emoticon

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MICKEYH 11/30/2012 4:31PM

    KIMPY, I just can't stop praising you tonight !! You are so awesome !! You did it !!
Thanks for sharing and following up on your progress with us. Don't worry about 0.5 %. Like you've said you can not be perfect all of the time anyway. You should be appreciate what you've accomplish. And move on to next challenge ( which you've already started..i think.) Way to go and you are certainly on the right track of your weight loss journey.

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BRENDABUNNY 11/30/2012 4:31PM

    emoticon emoticon great job

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 11/30/2012 4:24PM

    You look fantastic! Don't be upset by the 4.5% it's better than a zero, or worse gaining. You should be so proud of yourself! Way to go!

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BOILHAM 11/30/2012 3:25PM

    Great Job!!

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NKOUAMI26 11/30/2012 3:05PM

    Amazing!!! Very much inspirational!!!

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DLDMIL 11/30/2012 3:01PM

    You are doing a great job. You look fabulous and very happy. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IRONBLOSSOM 11/30/2012 2:45PM

    Wow, you look great! Cute cats too :-) You're doing amazingly, it's great to lose any weight during the winter and you almost got 5%!


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CAGMUAHFO2 11/30/2012 2:32PM

    No one is disappointed about you reaching 4.5% instead of 5% and you shouldn't be either. You did any amazing job!!! emoticon Losing any weight is hard so you should pat yourself on the back for an amazing loss. emoticon emoticon

Enjoy your french fries!!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 11/30/2012 2:06PM

    emoticon emoticon That is terrific. I need to get my butt motivated like you. I have also set myself personal goals. One of them is to not have any McDonalds (my on the go downfall food) for 30 days, I'm 1/2 way through day 14 without anything. And that's with my family eating it. I just choose subway on those days, something much healthier. You sure are a great motivator. Keep up the good work.

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LYNSEY723 11/30/2012 2:05PM

    You have done great!!! Way to go! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 11/30/2012 1:49PM

    Just because you didn't exactly get the 5% challege, you are still did spectacular! The pictures tell the whole story! You have lost so much weight, that is so awesome

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PEPPYPATTI 11/30/2012 1:23PM

    You have done such an outstanding job! Give yourself a pat on the back & a few french fries if you want-lol! But really Kim, to see how far you have come is such an inspirations! You are quite the miraculous young woman who can do anything she sets her mind to!
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FITBIZZZ 11/30/2012 1:14PM

    Nicely done!

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ALICIALYNNE 11/30/2012 1:10PM

    4.5% is a heck of a lot better than 0%!

So proud of you for fighting for yourself. Congratulations on a job well done, and keep up the good work!

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