Sunday, July 07, 2013
Time go by so first and yesterday was the last day of our Spring to Summer 5% challenge. It officially started on 5 /11 and ended yesterday 7/6/13. It was a 8 weeks long challenge. This was my second 5 % challenge and I am happy to say both challenge, I was able to meet my 5 %. However, I would say, this challenge was tougher then the last challenge as I went in my plateau during my first 5 weeks of challenge. In the week 5, I have actually gained 2 pounds and that really put me in the right gear. I now finishing up my 3 rd weeks of veggies and fruits challenge. Half way thru and I am still doing well on my plan.(*^^*) hope to go 3 more weeks.
My 5 % goal was to lose 6 pounds and I've lost 6.2 pounds in my last 3 weeks of challenge. For the measurements, in my waist, I've lost 0.5 inch and hip, thigh, bust I've lost 1 inch each, my body fat mass went from 34 to 31.4 and fat % went from 28.1 % to 26.4 %. I am very please for this result compared with my highest weight and 56 pounds heavier then today. This Spark people and SP friends has definitely a big help in my weight loss and for sure, is keeping me motivate. Thank you so much for the supports and encouragements. My ideal weight as of today is to lose 5 % more, if I can manage that... I will be very happy. If not, I will be still happy to just maintain my current weight and health.
In this challenge I've learned to go extremely out of my comfort zone and to pushing myself keep going. I wasn't sure if I can do it, but once determined and realized this is necessary for me to brake my plateau, I jumped in to it. Because I did not want to give up and keep on my plateau nor gaining weight. For me it is very important to keep going and become fit and healthy until I feels like myself again. And now I am feeling great. With in this challenge I felt like give in to my old habit of eating sweets or/and junk foods but then I keep remembering "Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels." I will probably remember this phrase for the rest of my life.
Note** I am recording this blog for my future reference, where I can come back to it to get myself encourage in the time of hardship. and is not intend to harm no body but to hopefully encourage the reader along a way I go.