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The Blog Where I Thank the Casual Travelers

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hello!
The Winter 5% Challenge has come to close and I just wanted to drop a quick line to say THANK YOU to my fellow Casual Travelers for teaching me that slow and steady wins the race. You are an amazing group of people and your determination is a great motivator even for someone kind of exercise crazy like me. At first, I didn't understand the concept of "not competing" at all. I was like that meme with the newer Star Trek captain that always starts with, "How the hell??...." Here, I made this-



Silly me. I now understand that a team can work on many levels and a team that is not physically capable of competing with able-bodied teams is a team just the same. And we did great things, together, because we each contributed what we could and we pushed each other and encouraged each other and were there for each other. After the first week, I got over agonizing which team landed first. I even stopped checking! Who cares? And I found that my motivation to do well was just as prevalent as when I was on that hard-core Teddy Bear team. I did just as well (and had the same number of bad days/set backs). I ended up losing 6 pounds, shy of my 7.5 goal but I'm happy with it. Thanks to all my fellow Casuals for the inspiration and education. See you guys in the Spring 5%.
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  • NEW-CAZ
    Great blog emoticon on losing 6 pounds emoticon
    1235 days ago
  • MELAMA210
    Great Blog!
    1241 days ago
  • AMYTRIPP
    Yep, what a great team. I'm so glad I ended up on the Travelers!

    And I didn't check to see the rankings every week, either. It just didn't matter.
    1251 days ago
  • LISAINMS
    Great job on the 6 pounds!!
    1251 days ago
  • BETHICANFLY
    Thank you for sharing your transformation! We DO have so much to learn from each other, no matter what our mobility or health limitations. To see people battle things completely out of their control, but yet consistently WORK to move and eat well and live well...it was just inspiring. I agree with you completely. I'm looking forward to another 8 weeks as a Casual Traveler...and there's really nothing casual about it, is there!?!

    Congrats on your 6 lbs. You earned it!!

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    1252 days ago
  • POPSY190
    I think not being in an overly competitive team puts the emphasis more on individuals to be responsible for their own health on a long-term basis. The Casual Travellers has proven a great team for spirit, support and success!! Can't wait to get on our plane again!
    1252 days ago
  • POPSY190
    I think not being in an overly competitive team puts the emphasis more on individuals to be responsible for their own health on a long-term basis. The Casual Travellers has proven a great team for spirit, support and success!! Can't wait to get on our plane again!
    1252 days ago
  • ROSE-100
    emoticon ,see you next challenge,WTG on the weight loss. You rocked big time.

    Rose
    1253 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    I agree the Casual Travellers rock!
    1253 days ago
  • JMCADE
    Teresa you are an inspiration to me and I have been a Traveler for quite a while. I am so glad that you felt comfortable with us am looking forward to the next round with you on our team.
    1253 days ago
  • LJR4HEALTH
    Wow Teresa 6 pounds during 8 short weeks and it took you some time to get use to us travelers Yes slow and steady can win the race.

    Linda
    1253 days ago
  • CERIUSLY
    emoticon TERESA thanks for this blog! I just knew you would love that team!
    1253 days ago
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