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Challenges - Have They Been a Good Thing for Me?

Saturday, May 31, 2014

As a member of a challenge that has been held on the RV Enthusiasts team, I was asked to write a blog about my thoughts concerning challenges.

I have been a Sparkmember almost 4 years. I joined the RV Enthusiasts team fairly early on, and it was their challenges that I began with. The team approaches challenges as they do RVing - with gusto! I really think that the challenges through this team were the primary motivation for my weight loss, almost 90 pounds. When I would get lackadaisical with myself, their encouragement and/or the thought of needing to help my team out would keep me from going off my plan for very long. I don't work for perfection; I am a more moderate kind of gal and it is the meals/days on end off plan that ruin me.

My 5% Challenges friends and my BLC23 and BLC24 friends are also to be commended. I got out of my comfort zone when I participated in these challenges, and that was a good thing as well.

If you haven't done a challenge with a team, you might consider it. I am fairly self-motivated, but yet the cheering section from the challenge teams helped. If you participate in one where your or their personality doesn't quite fit, just learn what you can from it, and find another one after awhile. This is all about YOU, and you have to do what works for YOU!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GLASSART43 6/3/2014 5:01PM


I agree, Tammy, the cheering section is very helpful. And we're so lucky that Sharon has put these challenges together for us!

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GRLTAZ 6/2/2014 1:47PM

    Tammy, well said ! Just goes to show what you have learned being here. Your last line, "This is all about YOU, and you have to do what works for YOU!" is right on track for me and I agree that is what works for me also.... moderation. Keep on being the great example you are for us still trying to get to goal and then with God's blessing, maintain. emoticon emoticon

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GRATEFUL_DAWN 6/1/2014 5:14PM

    Moderation is great. Extremes are hard to stick to.

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RX_2_RV 6/1/2014 9:41AM


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    I am so glad to hear you say that the RV Challenges have been a help to you. I know you have been an inspiration for many of us on the team. You have showed that slow and steady wins the race! And you are looking so good! Keep up the good work.

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RICKI157 5/31/2014 10:42PM

    emoticon Blog!!!! emoticon Challenges are a lot of help to keep me going forward emoticon

Comment edited on: 5/31/2014 10:42:45 PM

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Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

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