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Failure?


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I just finished my seventh (!) 5% Challenge -- up 10 pounds!!!!

I am struggling...not making the best choices... BUT I'm not giving up.

I decided to look back at my "ups and downs" -- because, while I still have a lot to lose, I have lost over 40 pounds.

I started sparkpeople in January 2013 (OK -- my sister set up an account for me a year or so before, but in January 2013 I REALLY started. I weighed 254.

Winter into Spring 2013 5% Challenge
Start 242
End 227

Spring into Summer 2013 5% Challenge
Start 228
End 222

Sumer 2013 5% Challenge
Start 219
End 209

Fall 2013 5% Challenge
Start 210
End 210

Winter 2014 5% Challenge
Start 210
End 205

Spring 2014 5% Challenge
Start 201
End 198

Summer 2014 5% Challenge
Start 197
End 207

So... In terms of weight, I'm pretty much where I was a year ago. BUT I look better in my clothes, have learned how to do the weights at the Y, did a 10K with 15 minute miles, almost hardly ever never binge on a whole bag of chips or package of cookies. I DO want to lose more weight, so I have to "up my game." More exercise. Better food choices.

The spark continues.
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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 8/19/2014 12:04PM

    You and I are in the same boat it seems. Last year I lost over 40 pounds. This year, only 2. "Where have I gone wrong?" I ask myself almost everyday. But I don't give up. I exercise in some form each day and love it. I challenge myself and take any NSV that comes my way as a positive in my life. Keep it up. It will happen!

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TERI-RIFIC 8/19/2014 5:50AM

    Never give up and you have come a long way! Hang in there. You can do it.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 8/19/2014 1:55AM

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GRANDMAFRANNY 8/19/2014 1:35AM

    O.K. KID !! THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO emoticon ( GIVE UP) NO !! IWLL TAKE THE GIVING UP. GRANDMA FRANNY HA SPOKEN. YOU ARE GOING TO DO emoticon . I TELL A LOT OF YOU IT IS THE YO-YO EFFECT. MY DR. PUT ME ON A PROBOTIC. NO emoticon , emoticon , emoticon , BREAD NO emoticon AND ABSOLUTELY NO emoticon . IF YOU WANT SOMETHING BAD ENOUGH emoticon YOU HAVE TO DO IT. GOD GAVE THIS BODY AS A TABERNACLE. IT IS YOUR RESPONIBILITY TO TREAT IT AS SUCH. emoticon IT, KID.

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ZRIE014 8/19/2014 1:13AM

  don't stop because it sometimes take time to find the change.

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GRANNIEC1 8/19/2014 1:07AM

    It looks and sounds like your doing a FANTASTIC job!! You've had a minor setback, but it's NOTHING when you look how far you've come! DON'T GIVE UP, HANG IN THERE and CONTINUE FORWARD!!
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