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New Year - New Challenge - Tales from 100# Down


Friday, December 06, 2013

Soon 2013 will be in the history books and while I COULD look back at the road behind me (and it's been a long road) I'm going to look FORWARD to what lies ahead. Three years and four months into this journey to "Health & Fitness" I have made much progress and many Sparkpeople friends but I have a long way yet to go.

What I have realized is that I AM successful in ways other than rapid drops on the scale. As I mentioned in my previous blog , tiny weight losses add up and the way I sustain these losses is through continued progress in healthy living. As I learn to prepare more nutritious meals, get more and varied forms of exercise and focus on wellness I will continue to see weight loss but won't be demotivated at my slow pace. I will see the victories of a changed life.

emoticon Along with two good friends we pooled our collective experience and created a new challenge for 2014 that looks "BEYOND THE SCALE." While we will still weigh in weekly for accountability we want to focus on healthy living as a lifestyle - encouraging good nutrition, fitness and general wellness. As we apply these principles weight loss will follow.

We recognize that the encouragement and inspiration of others is essential to keep our motivation high so we will interact in teams but each person is on an individual journey, not competing in a race on the scale. Our victory moments will differ but what is essential is stepping ever closer to "Health & Fitness".

Our first quarter begins in early January. We are looking for like-minded individuals that wish to make progress in an interactive environment. This isn't a weight loss competition, it's a lifestyle change.

I'm excited. The future is bright!

Press On!







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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LMK206 12/14/2013 9:19PM

    Is this instead of BLC. Why is everyone ditching BLC?

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FOCUS2LIVE 12/8/2013 10:35AM

    Oh, I just happened across your blog and I am looking for a challenge that focuses on more than the scale! What a great idea.

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CHANGINGEMMY 12/7/2013 10:23PM

    I'm interested in more info about your new challenge Please let me know how I might be able to join

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NERDLETTE 12/7/2013 9:55PM

    Great Idea! emoticon

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COLOR-BLUE 12/7/2013 9:41PM

    Pink,

Yes, yes, PRAISE THE LORD!!! I know your other two friends, and I'm pleased as all get out, that the 3 of you collaborated to come up with such a positive spin, which doesn't include a challenge. Don't get me wrong, I love a good challenge, but right now, I don't have the heart for it, as this particular time. I quit weighing, for the most part, until I feel a shift in my spirit man, and then I check it out. Otherwise, my Curves Coach weighs me in every week under their maintenance plan. Thank all three of you collectively and individually, for this lifestyle change journey, which is a new and improved step for me!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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WATERDIAMONDS 12/7/2013 9:38PM

    I can't wait to join. Please let us know exactly when and what we'll need to do to participate.

Thank you for your willingness to share your experience. I am so excited and hopeful.

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TREYONE 12/7/2013 8:07PM

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SNOWYOGA 12/7/2013 6:50PM

    Sounds good!

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NASFKAB 12/7/2013 2:12PM

  great idea

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AQUAGIRL08 12/7/2013 1:58PM

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 12/7/2013 1:46PM

    Thanks for posting! You've been doing so well! I'm proud of you!

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SWIM53055 12/7/2013 12:30PM

  I am interested in participating in your lifestyle changes group!

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SUSIEMT 12/7/2013 11:24AM

    How wonderful! I think I would like to join in.

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MOMMY2TWO07 12/7/2013 11:20AM

    I would like to be included please. I am getting closer to my weight goal and it is getting harder and harder.

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L*I*T*A* 12/7/2013 11:05AM

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JENRAQTAY87 12/7/2013 10:35AM

    I cannot believe the year is almost over!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/7/2013 9:55AM

    Yes, the future is bright! Let's look forward!

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BECCA315 12/7/2013 9:19AM

    Sounds like a great idea! Always looking for a way to mix it up a bit. Becca

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GRAMMY7070 12/7/2013 8:44AM

    Count me in. This sounds like a great idea. emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 12/7/2013 8:42AM

    Keeping things fresh is paramount to keeping motivation high. I am so blessed to be on this journey with you, and am looking forward to BEYOND THE SCALE! 2014 will be epic!

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JCRAFT6 12/7/2013 8:30AM

    sounds like something I would like. I need accountability partners.

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JEANNETTE59 12/7/2013 7:57AM

  Love your plan emoticon

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123ELAINE456 12/7/2013 6:55AM

  Awesome!!!

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LLEARYEITNIEAR 12/7/2013 5:45AM

    Woohoo! This is a wonderful idea. I love the accountability, without the competition, that should foster more encouragement from and for others.

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LYNMEINDERS 12/7/2013 4:19AM

    Woohoo...go you guys....
Am interested in what you are setting up for 2014....

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ANNETTE117 12/7/2013 4:12AM

    2014 Bring it on! I can't wait.

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ROXIGIRL 12/7/2013 2:57AM

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CARICAT_ 12/7/2013 1:23AM

    Ar you going to have a group here or on Facebook or elsewhere?

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BONBONDOX 12/7/2013 1:10AM

    Sounds like a great plan! Have a great 2014! emoticon

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PKCTTS 12/7/2013 12:54AM

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CHRISGORGME 12/7/2013 12:53AM

    2013 is a good year for me but I'm planning to make 2014 an even better one! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LETHA_ 12/7/2013 12:28AM

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2014 is going to be a great year!!

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TIGER_LILY_613 12/7/2013 12:23AM

    What a wonderful challenge !

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LWADE1963 12/7/2013 12:07AM

    count me in!!

i have messed up in 2013. but next year, starting right now, will be a new opportunity to make changes.

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FITLIKENIC 12/7/2013 12:01AM

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