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Summer 5% challenge

Saturday, September 21, 2013

I weighed myself the morning the challenge was to start and found that I was up a couple pounds from what I had been a day or two before. I went with what the scale said that day because I don't want to start lying to myself about numbers on the scale. Today at the end of the challenge my weight was down two pounds from what it was yesterday. I feel like I'm cheating a bit when I say I lost 21 pounds during the challenge because going from a couple days before the challenge started to a couple days before it ended, I'm down 17 pounds. Either way, I've thrilled with the results and have committed to the fall 5% challenge.

The challenge was good for me. It made me accountable for my exercise each day. I know that my rapid weight loss is largely due to the exercise although I have been faithfully recording everything that goes into my mouth on my food journal. Those two things are my keys to success and I need to be sure to never forget. Both of those will be harder when I start working more.

Early this week I was struggling a bit. When I looked back on my journal I was within the calorie limit but I was eating too much snack food and too many carbs. I'm back to healthier eating now and feeling much more satisfied. Maybe I'm finally learning to listen to my body!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MTRACHEL 9/21/2013 10:51PM

    WAY TO GO!!!!!! Glad the challenge was success for you !

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ROSAMARCELLE 9/21/2013 6:03PM

    Well done. I find the same thing. I need to both exercise and track nutrition or I don't lose. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RSSSLHB 9/21/2013 1:58PM

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LUANN7 9/21/2013 1:43PM

    emoticon emoticon could have been water weight the days you gained on the scale!!!

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SWEETNEEY 9/21/2013 1:35PM

    Great news

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JACKSGRAN 9/21/2013 1:34PM

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Very well done. Not cheating at all.

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