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Challenge No. 1 - Wave Runners - Springing into Action

Monday, February 18, 2013

As part of the first challenge, we were asked to introduce ourselves and share some information with our teammates - something that I am terrible at, but will strive to do a decent job of! I have always struggled with "sharing" (which is totally related to weight and self confidence issues), but I am trying to get over that - and the realization that sharing doesn't have to equal "tooting your own horn," but I think that might be a good thing!

One of my main goals besides losing the weight and feeling healthier is to gain confidence and be proud of how far I have come, which includes a little horn tooting ;-)

I must admit, this has been the hardest bout of weight loss for me. I am an expert at taking it off but keeping it off is another story - so my main focus is to find strategies to incorporate ways to make my new habits into a lifestyle, not a diet that has an end to it.

I am very close to reaching new weight loss territory (15 lbs) so I think once I reach that goal, I won't feel like I am just trying to play catch-up... I lost 100lbs in 2011 and re-gained 20, so I feel like I am not making any real progress at this point, which I know is not true, but I want to see some new numbers on that scale! emoticon

Part of my journey is to spend more time with friends and family - when I am down and out I tend to turn into a recluse which just makes pulling yourself out of a funk even harder. I am working on building meaningful relationships with the people who love and support me the most by making a conscious effort to spend time with/reconnect with them and share how I am feeling even if I am having a bad week (and would rather hide out alone!) emoticon

I have a lofty goal of reaching 225lbs by the end of the challenge, but even if I end up close to that number I will be re-energized and motivated to keep going!

For the bonus points in this challenge, we were asked to calculate our body fat percentage - yikes! So, this morning I re-set my scale with this function activated and got on... 37.9%. Not great, but I am actually quite content with this number for now - it was much higher during 2011 when I originally lost the hundred, so we will see where we end up! emoticon

Taking body measurements is also new to me, and I think this will help to keep me motivated when the scale is not reflecting all of my efforts, so I look forward to have alternate measures of success!

Here's to a successful and fun-filled journey to healthier, happier gals! emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STEVIEBEE569 2/19/2013 8:33PM

    Hello Fellow Wave Runner! Thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself. I look forward to getting to know you through the challenge! Have an awesome night!

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NEWSGIRL2177 2/19/2013 11:51AM

    Toot that horn! You've worked hard to get to where you are. And you're still pushing toward your goal. That's awesome.

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SPARTAN40 2/18/2013 10:30PM

    Awesome blog. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to an awesome challenge as Wave Runners.

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SPARKLISE 2/18/2013 5:43PM

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KKTODAY 2/18/2013 5:34PM

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You've got this!! I know the feeling of gaining back and struggling through losing it again... but we can definitely do it and we're making progress, even if it's not visible just yet! Hang in there!!

Wave Runners will rock this!!


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40PUDDLEJUMPER 2/18/2013 2:51PM

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SELTZER111 2/18/2013 2:21PM

    Wow great job on your weight loss ! Congratulations to you on taking steps to an even more healthier you ! You CAN do this !!

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