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Oh dear...what have I gotten myself into?

Friday, February 01, 2013

I signed on for the 2013 Winter 5% Challenge without reading the small print...or any print, actually. I'm such a pushover for the New Shiny Thing, and this was certainly glinting seductively in the sun.

I think I can do this, though...let's see...5%...8 weeks....*fumbles for calculator*...a little better than nine pounds. Meh, okay - that sounds do-able. emoticon

I plan to concentrate on fitness this month anyway, so as long as they don't insist that I log anything else, we'll be okay. I generally don't weigh myself weekly - more like monthly - but I can do that, too.

I saw a few familiar faces around the "airport" - SHERYLDS (who invited me), FLORIDASUN, G.I.JANE - hope to see some more before this thing gets officially underway !

Here's to us! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FLORIDASUN 3/13/2013 8:45AM

    I'm enjoying the 5% gives you something to be accountable for and if you are like me...I's GOT to be accountable...otherwise I run freely amongst the calories with unabated enthusiasm. What team are you on...I'm on the Cats team this go round...haven't seen you on our team. emoticon

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SILVERANGEL6 2/3/2013 6:59PM

    Ouch! But I'm sure you can do it, now you have made your mind up to do it....just remember to use the self love affirmations, to spur yourself on....

Love & Light

Sylvia XOXO

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AURORAMILLET 2/3/2013 1:13AM

    Take one step at a time...


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    'I'm on prednisone right now. My goal will be not to gain weight. LOL.

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BLESSEDBEING 2/1/2013 11:17PM

    Try it--it's all about finding what works for each person. Personally, I don't do boot camps or challenges; I babystepped my way to losing a third of myself (75# total). But if it inspires and motivates you, brilliant!

Wishing you joy and success!
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ACIMPEGGY 2/1/2013 11:00PM

    Sounds like a winner!


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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 2/1/2013 10:55PM

    Hi Scooter! What have you gotten yourself into...just the best SparkTeam out there! lol.

Regarding some of your questions, I suggest that you...
Go to the Winter 5% Challenge Team: General Discussion Forum and click on the topics...Just Joined the Team - READ THIS FIRST & Mandatory Reading-Updated with important changes...respectively.

It will give you a clear picture of what is involved in the challenge. You will be placed on an Individual Team soon. One of your team leaders will send a SparkMail directly to you with instructions. I remember it seemed a bit overwhelming when I joined the challenge for the first time in 2011, but I caught on quickly and had plenty of help from my team leaders & members. You will too!!

If you have any specific questions until then, you can ask me or go on the 5% Team page and ask your questions in the...Buzz Around the Airport-Discussion. Either way we'll make sure you get some answers.

emoticon The overall 5% Team & Individuals Teams are encouraging, motivating and very supportive. You'll make new friends and have gentle accountability. Good luck in moving towards your personal goals. It's gonna be a fun flight!!! See ya 5% lighter.

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/1/2013 8:42PM

    Don't know what the challenge is exactly but 9 pounds??? You've got this!!!

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LADY_MARIANA 2/1/2013 7:21PM

    I will be at the airport too! It's fun. I am a cat; what about you?

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PEPPYPATTI 2/1/2013 7:00PM

    You will do just fine! I have signed up for it too-just hoping I am well enough to participate when it starts-lol!
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OLIVIANIGHT 2/1/2013 5:44PM

    Good luck, I'm sure you can do it : )

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