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Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat -- and a New Challenge!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

THANK YOU, Sparkfriends, for supporting me in my victory claim! Except for Bookaphile, who sagely and diplomatically suggested that we split the prize. (YEAH, not happening! We're SO NOT MATURE ENOUGH FOR THAT!) emoticon

Even TC finally had to admit that it wasn't fair to "change the rules", and with my overwhelming Spark support he had to admit defeat! But with our overly-competitive natures we both got on the scale this morning and I still OFFICIALLY WON!

We really WERE both winners so we are going to start a new challenge!

I am only one pound away from the lowest weight I've ever achieved since starting Spark in May 2009. For one day, in November 2011, I weighed 150.5. (And then promptly started the march back up to 180.) MY challenge is to weigh in the 140's by April 1. TC's challenge is to weigh in the 150's by April 1. Whomever loses the highest percentage by then wins another $200 prize!

For me, getting in the 140's has always been as much a mental block as anything else. But my head is in a good place. I don't feel like I'm white-knuckling it this time, like I'm only one decision away from a gigantic, days-long binge. I feel calm and focused. And SparkCoach is an enormous help as it encourages me to visualize myself in the future, at my goal weight.

I am really excited. I haven't weighed in the 140's for at least 12 years. My first "goal weight" of 136 is only 15.5 pounds away, and will put me at a healthy BMI for the first time in 20 years.

So...one decision at a time, one meal at a time, one day at a time. I will get there!



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FREELADY 3/21/2013 10:48PM

    Oh yes, you deserve every penny!

Great idea to start another challenge right away!

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ID_VANDAL 3/20/2013 8:16PM

    So congrats on the win!! and you're right both of you are winners..

Go you get another $200 on April 1 - see how much confidence I have in you!!

I want a full accounting of how you spent that money on YOU and only you!

Thanks for the support on my blogs and webpage. My gym does have classes but my schedule just doesn't allow it for me but once I get this consulting contract done then I will make my schedule fit around my health plan!

Enjoy the $200!

Vandal

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CINDYSDAY 3/20/2013 5:16PM

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SUGAR0814 3/20/2013 5:10PM

    Good luck with the new challenge! I'm positive you will win this one too! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 3/20/2013 4:32PM

    Congratulations on your win! Dig deep and you can get this next one, too!! Indeed, you are both winners in a big way. Take care.

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MEXGAL1 3/20/2013 10:52AM

    You can do it! That new goal is just around the corner.
Best of everything to you!

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MYTHMYTH 3/20/2013 10:40AM

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KENDRACARROLL 3/20/2013 10:39AM

    Good going!!
Who says competitiveness and stubbornness don't pay off? :)



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MEADSBAY 3/20/2013 10:35AM

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I was ready to hear this message today.

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NANCY- 3/20/2013 9:47AM

    Gee you resolved the issue before I could put in my valuable 2 cents. :)
Congrats on the WIN!!!!
Sure your previous post may have been TMI but your ability to put it all out there is refreshing and commendable.
So what are you doing with the $$$?

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LAURELSPARK 3/20/2013 9:42AM

    Good luck on your last 15................there's no stopping you now!

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NUTRON3 3/20/2013 9:14AM

    Love the chicky picture!

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SNS1968 3/20/2013 8:11AM

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LABRATIAM 3/20/2013 8:02AM

    emoticon What a wonderful feeling to be at that weight!

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MICHIGANLORI 3/20/2013 8:02AM

    If I can make the 140's you can do it! emoticon

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