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Happy ending of 12 Week Challenge

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I took on a 12 week weightloss challenge at my local ladies fitness club and WON! more ways than one.

It all started so simply with 5 bucks and set your own goal which I did at losing 15 lbs in 12 weeks. Thought okay so I get my $5 back if I meet my goal so how big could the overall pot be without knowing how many girls would join??? Pay $1 for each pound gained per week and $5 if you miss a weigh in. Greatest percentage of weight lost wins. That was me today - $155!

But the biggest win was reaching my goal! I lost 16 lbs. what????

I have always been afraid to say I have a goal because what if? :( I did not get there. When I started this whole journey nearly 3 years ago I started out with the fear of failure. I did not want to commit to doing anything for fear that I would not. As I started tracking, exercising, and dropping weight I gained some confidence and realized I was actually doing it without failure. Then came the binge and the fear and the weight gain. But I fought it back and lost what I put on. I did that several times. I am still somewhat afraid of backsliding but I am over the "fear." I know I can do this. It's takes a concentrated effort maybe forever but I can do it.

This little milestone is reassurance that I can.

And with that moo lay I think I will invest in some essential oils and a massage!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WRITINGRUNNER 4/12/2014 9:51AM

    emoticon emoticon Unbelievably Awesome! Well done, you should be so proud of your weight loss.

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DDOORN 4/1/2014 11:42AM

    How AWESOME are YOU?!? :-)


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BOOKAPHILE 3/27/2014 12:08PM

    Congratulations on your achievement and new wealth! What a great experience for you!

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KANOE10 3/27/2014 8:57AM

    A massage and oils sounds like a perfect way to celebrate. I am so happy that you won your challenge..but even better that you lost 16 pounds. These small steps keep building your self confidence and keep you traveling down that road of success.


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WATERMELLEN 3/27/2014 5:35AM

    Wow! What a win win win situation: money, weight loss and looking terrific!! Best of all, the confidence that you know how, can do it, and accept that some backsliding is just part of the process.

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CHRISTINEBWD 3/26/2014 11:04PM

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I won a weight loss pot once and it was great! Enjoy your winnings!

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