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    MICKEYH   43,624
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Quick Review on my 5 % Spring challenge.

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.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHRISTASP 7/10/2013 4:00AM

    Sounds like you're doing very well! Congratulations!

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SONYALATRECE 7/8/2013 3:06PM

    I love that phrase too.
You have been so supportive and sweet. I really appreciate your compliments and likes. Look for another photo soon. emoticon

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OWL_20 7/8/2013 7:20AM

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You did wonderful on the challenge! Super blog and gives me the inspiration to get going again--thanks so much and congratulations!

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 7/8/2013 1:32AM

    Its true - nothing taste as good as healthy feels. I have been using the opposite, this will taste worse when I feel unhealthy after eating. And while it works, is less positive.

Thanks, my attitude will slowly be shifting 180 degrees. I made my late night snack fresh cherries and ate one for every two I cleaned for tomorrow's nutribullet.

It tasted so healthy. Ahhhhh

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GEMLADYONE 7/7/2013 11:37PM

    Congratulations Mickey! You've done so well. I know how hard you've worked and you deserve to get the good results! emoticon emoticon

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SHARON10002 7/7/2013 11:22PM

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That is wonderful news! Great job on getting yourself off the plateau, and not letting the weight gain set you back even further! I go back and read some of my blogs, too when I am in need of "a shot in the arm" or sometimes "a swift kick in the pants"!
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LJR4HEALTH 7/7/2013 8:43PM

    emoticon emoticon on your success

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GINA180847 7/7/2013 7:51PM

    What awesome progress you have made. Good for you and yes you should keep a record so that In the future you can look back for encouragement.

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 7/7/2013 7:51PM

    Success! emoticon

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MSGRANNYMAE 7/7/2013 7:12PM

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JESSICABOOTY 7/7/2013 6:48PM

    I hear you Mickey. We are all impatient for progress. Keep this blog and look at it later and see how far you've come. emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 7/7/2013 6:41PM

    What a great blog!! You persevered and now you will be able to look back at your hard work. emoticon emoticon Also I think it is great that you will use this blog to help you when things get tough in the future. Good for you!! Have a wonderful week.
Love, Chelsea emoticon

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DALID414 7/7/2013 2:55PM

    Alright Mickey! Looks like you beat me to the skinny b*tch beach body! I'm still stuck at 123lbs, but this coming week I've decided to up my strength training. Hopefully it helps the scale move along!

Great job amiga!

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KIRSTENLYNN62 7/7/2013 12:37PM

    Great job!, I am so proud of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MJZHERE 7/7/2013 12:09PM

    Great job! You have done very well. emoticon

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    Mickey, I am so proud of you and I am inspired by your success. I admire that you didn't let the plateau and small weight gain deter you and you snatched a victory from a situation that defeats many people. We will be victorious!

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ICEANGEL0531 7/7/2013 10:49AM

    Great job for not allowing a plateau & weight gain from derailing you from your goal!

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