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    SHIMMERMAMA   28,185
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Happy Birthday to me! Let's Fly, Teddies!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Goodbye 25 and hello 26! Today I may be closer to 30 than I was to 20, but I think I'm just going to have to be ok with that. Who cares how old I am if I am young at heart, healthy and happy! I've been thoroughly spoiled for my birthday. I got to go see Shrek the Musical (hilarious!) and I also got tickets to go see Bruno Mars! So excited!

I am also lucky enough to get to share my birthday with the start of the 5% summer challenge! I've been slacking on getting all my challenge stuff together, but I'm going to get that done this morning. I actually had written this blog post completely, but got an error when it went to post and Spark deleted it!! grr....So here I am writing it again.

For this challenge, I want to, of course, lose my 5% in weight, which will take me down pretty close to my weight goal. I've been working really hard at eating well and exercising during the time between challenges. I ended the Spring challenge at 147.6lbs and I'm starting the summer challenge at 146.3 lbs. My goal is to lost 7.31 lbs to get to 138.9 for my 5% goal. I'm going to do my best to go to boot camp at 5:30 am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Last month was my first month of camp and I made to 75% of camps (I missed 4). I'm going to try to miss no more than 2 sessions each month. I'm also going to walk or run with Shimmer at least once a day.

Eating-wise, I'm not following any specific diet, but I'm trying to eat lots of freggies and lean meats with less dairy and sweets. It's hard, but I'm managing. I'm also going to track EVERYTHING that I eat. I've been slacking on the little things...you know, a piece of chocolate here and there, a bite of someone's ice cream cone, but I'm going to stop those mini-cheats and make sure to add them to my tracker. I'm also trying to have small healthy snacks (Trader joe's dried apricots! Yum!) between meals so I don't get super hungry and pig out when it is time to eat. I am however allowing myself a treat every now and then (hellllooo birthday cupcake) and I'm not giving myself a hard time about it, just realizing it will take some work to burn off that deliciousness. It's worth it as long as I enjoyed it!

Reasons I want to lose weight (Assignment #3):
I want to be in shape.
I want to be happy with the girl I see looking back at me in the mirror.
I want to stop comparing myself to every female I see.
I want to be able to run, swim, surf, climb mountains...do anything without being limited by my body or ashamed by how I look.

I know there's more, but I can't remember everything I had written down before. I want to give a huge hug and a thank you to my Sparkfriends who have given me some birthday love. I am eternally grateful for your support and friendship on this journey. Let's fly, Teddies!!
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ADRIENALINE 7/27/2013 4:32PM

    You have awesome plans. Happy Birthday and good luck on this challenge

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/27/2013 4:23PM

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!! It sounds like you have a great plan in place!

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MUSIC2HISEARS 7/27/2013 2:37PM

    Happy birthday, Mel!!!! I like your attitude about your age! It is just an age, especially when you feel young and healthy! I like your goals! You definitely can do this!!!!

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FANGFACEKITTY 7/27/2013 2:23PM

    Happy birthday!

Great plan for the challenge! I am starting a pound up from where I ended the Spring Challenge.

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EMPRESSAMQ 7/27/2013 12:44PM

    Happy Birthday and good luck on your challenge. Have fun! emoticon

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