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What I Love About Me

Friday, June 13, 2014



This week we've been tasked in our Biggest Loser/Dietbet Challenge to write a blog about one thing that we love about ourselves. As I'm in the middle of my eighth month of fitness and having lost almost 70 pounds (sixty-eight!) I have to say the biggest thing I love about myself is my sense of motivation and perseverance. I haven't just WANTED to lose the weight, I've really put in the work to lose the weight. And I've kept up my enthusiasm about it throughout it all. I haven't given up or gotten off track and I've made real progress.



And just getting started and doing my best is really all it has taken to make that progress. I have had to renew my motivation daily and by continuing to put in the work one pound at a time I've seen great results. I love about myself that no matter how tough things have gotten and how many temptations have come my way, I haven't given up or given in. I've continued to pursue my goals and work towards losing those pounds.

Because it's really all about never giving up. If you continue to try, no matter what, eventually you will succeed. And I love that I have learned the value of that lesson.

Some things that are motivating me these days:

I got a brand new outfit from Fabletics so I'm working out in camo style. Makes me feel great and look great. A nice little treat and it keeps me focused on fitness.

I'm a part of three separate weight loss challenges on Spark. One is a paid challenge and the rest are just for fun, but they're all motivating and give me something to work towards this summer. It's all about losing another 5% of the weight.

Only four more pounds till I reach the halfway point! Really coming up on an exciting milestone now. So I've got some extra motivation to work hard and lose those four pesky pounds. Hopefully by the end of the month.

I've officially now left the "obese" category in the BMI chart and am now "overweight". Only 30 pounds to go and I'll be in the healthy range again!

And all this is working to keep me highly motivated and working to reach my goals. And I know that I will.
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PATRICIAANN46 6/18/2014 2:39PM

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SELENITYLUNARE 6/16/2014 4:24AM

    Keep up the awesome work! You can do this and you WILL do this!

Go CIARA!!!

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JACKIE542 6/16/2014 12:18AM

    emoticon You are just doing so great, good luck to you with your challenges. Always love your blogs and quotes, inspires me to get up and move emoticon emoticon

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NEED2LOSEN2010 6/14/2014 3:12PM

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God Bless

Sunny

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WATERDIAMONDS 6/14/2014 2:41PM

    Every time you blog, I can see your increased self-understanding and self-acceptance. You inspire in that alone, but put it with your determination to reach you healthy weight and you are a true Spark Star.

Congrats on the stats to date--I can't wait to see how far you go with your journey!

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KAYDE53 6/13/2014 11:14PM

    You rock!!! Awesome job!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAWMAW101 6/13/2014 8:55PM

    Thanks for the great reminder today.
I remember when I went from obese to over on the BMI chart--what a great feeling. I know getting to the healthy mark will be just as wonderful.
Good luck to our entire LEMON team!
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EMMACORY 6/13/2014 7:11PM

    Your blog motivates to keep going. Thank you! Have a healthy emoticon weekend!

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PATRICIA-CR 6/13/2014 7:03PM

    Brilliant!

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ICECUB 6/13/2014 7:01PM

    emoticon you are emoticon the key is to believe in yourself. you did good.

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ZINGALOO 6/13/2014 6:24PM

    Wonderful blog and perspective! Keep fighting the good fight - I know you can do it!

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FALLNTENN 6/13/2014 5:48PM

    Congratulations on moving out of the obese category into the overweight category. You inspire us with your determination.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/13/2014 5:15PM

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!

HUGS

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EVER-HOPEFUL 6/13/2014 2:50PM

    always love your blogs love they are so uplifting while being down to earth at the same time.keep on keeping on you are doing great.by the way i am going to borrow your bottom poster for my blog emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAPFARMS 6/13/2014 2:24PM

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You are doing so great, love the motivation!

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WHYTEBROWN 6/13/2014 2:04PM

    WOW!! emoticon blog and emoticon progress!!! emoticon on moving out of the obese category, healthy is on it's way!! You are so right YOU WILL reach your goals especially with that amazing attitude!! emoticon emoticon

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MAVERICKDR 6/13/2014 1:46PM

    Your story is FABULOUS. Keep up the good work, and I agree with you that it's WORK.
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2BDYNAMIC 6/13/2014 1:38PM

    FANTASTIC!!!! ........... Love your story and great blog!! Keep us informed too ok? emoticon

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DWORB415 6/13/2014 1:09PM

    Congrats! You are doing a great job!

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