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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,018
12/22/11 12:02 P

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OK, TODAY is the start of Compact By Candlemas 2012! Right now, we have only two people involved, and that does not yet include any of the members of this SBS Challenge who requested that I have this Challenge.

Please check out the new Challenge, and write me for the spreadsheet. zaivalananda@gmail.com

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12/20/11 12:37 P

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I seem to remember that I gave out the awards for this Challenge. Come join me in Compact By Candlemas for the next Challenge!

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11/17/11 6:31 P

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I would be willing to do this if anyone else wants to. I did a Challenge last year, and only two of us finished. I will admit that my own participations in these Challenges has been less than stellar, but if I keep trying I should get there some day. I don't give up easily, even when I don't do so well.

During this last challenge, I started around 233 and wound up around 228. However, since the Challenge I have bounced back up to 237 (today) and I'd really like to see it drop. My goal is 215, but I'd be happy to maintain at 220-225. I'm sure my doctors would say more like 180, but the last time I got down to 215 I looked pretty scrawny and didn't feel so good.

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11/16/11 5:41 P

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I'm new, but I'm down for a Yule-to-Imbolc challenge. Sounds like instead of taking off holiday pounds, we'd be preventing them!

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,018
11/13/11 12:55 P

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It's sad to say that I won the Challenge. I generally don't do as much as I should, and this was one of my low totals in all the Challenges. Ah well, maybe we can get more motivated in the next one!

Melissa placed second. At least according to points posted, she could have beaten me....

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11/13/11 12:52 P

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LOL You joined the Challenge 6 days after its completion. Don't worry, I'll start up another Challenge. Probably starting Feb 2 and running to May Day. ...unless you all WANT a challenge from Yule to Imbolc... take off some of the holiday pounds...

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I didn't join in until now. I'm excited to participate in group activities and challenges. I spent Samhain in Salem, MA with all kinds of treats on every corner. I didn't do too poorly, though.

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11/4/11 11:31 A

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Everyone please get your Challenge Points in! OK, this may not have been the most successful Challenge ever, but at least two of us lost a few pounds, which is the whole idea. I will be awarding trophies if we have 3 or more final points reports.

As with the last Challenge,intend to start a new Challenge until after the holidays. I can be talked into it, but those are my plans. Everyone work hard to hold the line on your weight over the winter, and we'll see you at Imbolc.

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10/31/11 2:06 P

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I got a 227.5 reading the other day, resulting in 5 more points. It's slow, but steady. My plateau, or bouncing point, has dropped from 230 to 228. Yayyy!

I am seeing that few of our Challengers are posting. I hope all is well with everyone. Happy Samhain!

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10/31/11 12:03 P

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I weighed in at 209 today so a 7 pound loss for this challenge. Not bad.

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10/19/11 1:56 P

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:-) Thanks Moss.

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10/19/11 1:55 P

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Hang in there, Melissa. That would be enough to set anyone back. You should be able to control what goes in your mouth, but it will be harder to get motivated to go for a walk or do strength exercises. Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt, burned the t-shirt, wrote the book, burned the book...

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10/19/11 1:10 P

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I am really struggling to get back on track from last weeks surgery and now I have poison oak on my face from walking in the woods the other day. Aargh. I am going to try to at least moderate my calorie intake today and commit back to my diet plan tomorrow!

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10/17/11 3:22 P

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Moss - Sounds like things are getting better for you. Good to hear.

I hada minor surgery last week so I did not watch what I was eating and got zero exercise. Good thing I didn't gain too much.

Start Weight 216
Start Weight for the Week 210
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Week's Total: 0
Challenge Total: 167

Time to get back on track.

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10/16/11 8:38 P

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Will try to lose at least 2 pounds by Samhain.

You can believe any way you want to, but it doesn't give you the right to savage another person's belief." ...Law and Order

"Do not allow anyone or any government to dictate in whom you can or can't believe...FreeOak


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10/12/11 4:29 P

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I'm still allowing myself to put too many things in the way of going "all in" in the Challenge. Hopefully this will improve by the end of the month.

Ending weight 230.5
Weight Pts 5
Strength pts 3
Cardio pts 5
Support pts 1
Bonus pts 0

Week total 14
Challenge total 203

I had a wonderful time at the first annual Tennessee Peer Specialist Conference, made lots of new friends on a professional and spiritual level, and am trying to go through my notes and see who I need to be in contact with and what sites to check out. This was a wonderfully life-affirming conference, with about 160 in attendance.

I also visited with some friends who lived not far from the conference, spent the night, recorded some videos of my music (he will post them to YouTube when he gets the editing done), and came home with 4 new hippos, 2 old computers (which are reputed to work), and a new violin!!!!! I always wanted to play violin, and never could get one.



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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,018
10/10/11 7:29 P

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Yayyy Melissa! Got some pounds off!

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10/10/11 9:40 A

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Last week's stats:

Start Weight 216
Start Weight for the Week 212
End Weight for the Week 210
Pound pts 20
Strength pts 0
Cardio pts 14
Support pts 0
Login Bonus 0
Week's Total: 34
Challenge Total: 167



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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,018
10/6/11 12:26 P

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Good to hear from you Kyrrdis.

No, I have not thought about adding anything which requires us to track anything on SP itself (except login bonus points). I have had a lot of trouble using the food things of the site, and would not want anyone handicapped by that problem. (Although not as bad of problems as I've had using the exercise "tools".) I'm afraid it would get very subjective.

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10/6/11 11:34 A

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I have not forgotten the Challenge... but I don't have much to report:

Weight 179
Pound pts 0
Strength pts 20
Cardio pts 0
Support pts 0
Login Bonus 0
Last Week's Total: 20
Challenge Total: 58

I'm just glad to MAINTAIN at this point. That will get harder with the holidays...

Moss: have you considered adding an 'eating in calorie range' category to whichever challenge you set up that covers November and December?

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10/4/11 4:23 P

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Every time you write a note (like this one) to cheer on another Team Member (does not have to be a Challenge member) you count a point, up to a maximum stated on the spreadsheet (don't remember right now, maybe 5?).

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I'm still here! I have to catch up on my paperwork, so to speak, and I'll post again as soon as I do. I have one question, what are support points?

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,018
10/4/11 12:56 P

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I got up this morning, and found that I've lost 2.5 pounds since my last weigh-in, which gives me a new low of 228.5... and means I can count 5 Pound Points. So I only have 10 more points to get to claim my... um, 3 login bonus points. Anyhow, I'm going to break 200 this week, will I break 220? (Challenge Points)

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,018
10/3/11 12:35 P

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Thanks for catching up, Melissa. I only really had one good day this past week.

Last weigh-in was 230.5


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Cardio pts 3
Support pts 1
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Week total 23
Challenge total 189


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10/3/11 11:19 A

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I'm still in:

Start Weight 216
Current Weight 211.4
Pound pts 1
Strength pts 0
Cardio pts 14
Support pts 0
Login Bonus 0
Week's Total: 24
Challenge Total: 131

I am determined to lose 20 pounds before the end of the year. I have struggled with this forever. One of my major issues is portion control. This time I have taken out the chance of error. I know it is not the healthiest diet but I am using forzen foods like Healthy Choice, etc. for breakfast and dinner; adding a salad. Once I lose the weight I will slowly start adding in regular foods for meals and then watching my weight like a hawk to make sure I am not eating more calories than I am recording. I hope this method works. I figure it is kind of like a poor man's Jenny Craig.

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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,018
9/30/11 12:01 P

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I started this Challenge at 229. It is average for me to have a bounce up early in a Challenge... in this case, all the food around my father's funeral caused me to bounce to 237. As of this morning, I'm back down to 230.5.

Sometimes you can excuse these bounces. Maybe you're getting into strength work -- muscle weighs more than fat. In my case, I ate rationally around my father's funeral, more salads than usual, so I didn't have a HUGE bounce.

I hope you're all doing well. Please catch up your scores and report them... I will admit that it is also average for people to join a Challenge with a head of steam and then peter out, sometimes early, sometimes late, but we have yet to have a Challenge finish empty of members.

Hugs,
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ZAIVALA's Photo ZAIVALA Posts: 2,018
9/27/11 6:17 P

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Feel free to fill in your last two weeks from memory. I've done that a time or two.

Hope everyone is still with us, I've only seen a few posts lately. This is normal for challenges, the people who jump in with a will and then drift off. Two challenges ago we had some new person set a whopping record in number of points, but they didn't come back for the next challenge... I love seeing people here challenge after challenge, at least until they meet their goals... I'm getting pretty close to mine at last, but will need to stay in the challenges for a while to make sure I keep the habits going.

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I didn't track the past two weeks. No excuses! I'm back with a vengence this week. I gained a pound back, so that made me more determined! I'm tracking this week and trying to get back on the workout routine.

Pounds gone before sparkpeople-50:)



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9/27/11 10:13 A

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Hi all, I have not lost any weight the last two weeks but I have not gained any either!

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9/25/11 11:45 P

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Getting my head of steam now... not losing weight yet but getting my good habits back...

Weight pts 0
Strength pts 18
Cardio pts 24
Support pts 0
Bonus pts 15
Week totals 57
Challenge Total 166

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9/23/11 2:08 P

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Weight 179
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Strength pts 10
Cardio pts 0
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Week's Total (so far): 10
Challenge Total: 36

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9/18/11 2:06 P

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Not doing much this week, I feel exhausted much of the time. I did take a long walk Tuesday, and that was probably too much. But a lot of my exhaustion is probably still grief. I'm going to try to find my weights and get some reps in today, haven't found them since the move but they'd be hard to lose.

I did have some good news in an odd way -- my belt buckle, painted to look like it's made of brass, was apparently pot metal. I've had this belt a lot of years, and had to punch holes in it the past two in order to keep using it. Well, it broke last night... and I found out my 42-waist jeans were falling off me! Only have one pair of 40s, saved from some time in the Middle Ages... and they're tight enough to wear without the belt. Now I do need to get a belt, but also need to invest in some 40-waist jeans...

Hugs,
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9/12/11 6:28 P

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Told you I'd get caught up.

Ending Weight - 237
Week Pounds - 0
Week strength - 25
Week cardio - 14
Week Support - 3
Week Login Pts - 12
Week Total - 54
Challenge Total - 79

Packed on a few pounds. That's the problem with moving and not having a refrigerator working yet (now it is) -- you pretty much have to eat out, and my options in this rural area are few. But I'm getting back into the swing. I'm spending too much time driving around, as I'm having to get my address changed and my benefits changed and my bank changed, but I'm getting done.

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9/12/11 3:52 P

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Thanks Natasha. I have been off the wagon for a while and the first few pounds are usually the easiest. If I can lose around a pound a week I will be very happy.

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Melissa, congratulations on the 3 pound loss! At that rate you will fly right past your goal!!!

Pounds gone before sparkpeople-50:)



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Good morning all. I am really trying to stay focused on my goal of losing 11 pounds by the end of this challenge!

Starting Weight 216
Starting Weight for this week 216
Weight 9/11 212.6
Pound Points: 30
Strength: 2
Cardio: 11
Support: 0
Login: 40
Week Total: 83
Previous Week Total: 10
Challenge Total: 93

I hope everyone has a productive week!

Melissa

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9/11/11 9:30 P

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Week ending 9/11 results...

Starting Weight 179
Weight 9/11 178 :)
Pound Points: 10
Strength: 9
Cardio: 21
Support: 0
Login: 0
Week Total: 40
Previous Week Total: 16
Challenge Total: 56

Pounds gone before sparkpeople-50:)



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I just got my Internet back, and my desktop is not running correctly... so I have some catching up to do. I'll get there.

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A very slow start for Week 1. However, I haven't been exercising AT ALL, so this is a step up.

Weight 179
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Week Total 8
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Hi, I'm a little late to the circle but I'd like to join the challenge! I'll email ya for the paperwork!

Jessie

It's been a long road get'n from there to here.
It's been a long time, but my time is finally near.
I will see my dreams come alive at last.


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I'm getting a slow start, too. Lotsa doc apptmts. Upshot is I get a pacemaker. It's nice to finally know what has been going on with me, and that, at least this once, "Yes, Dorothy, there IS a magic bullet!"

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Hey everyone!

I didn't weigh yet, I refuse to weigh during my moon time anymore. I logged with pen and paper over the holiday weekend, and I will share my tally for the end of this week. I should have logged in once a day just for log in points LOL

So far, the challenge has helped motivate the exercise part of the equation for me, which is always my biggest difficulty. I hope everyone has a wonderful week...

Moss, congratulations on being able to maintain good choices during your difficult weekend. Thank you again for going ahead with the challenge this time around...I think we're going to have some excellent results.

Pounds gone before sparkpeople-50:)



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Hi all,

I made it thru the holiday weekend BBQ's etc. without completely overindulging emoticon .

Start Weight 216
Pound pts 0
Strength pts 0
Cardio pts 10
Support pts 0
Login Bonus 0
Week Total 10
Challenge Total 10

I didn't weigh myself until this morning (Tuesday) so my 2 pound loss won't count for the first week.


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I'm happy to report I'm still at 229 pounds. Yay! There was a lot of eating around the funeral and seeing family members, and I made some pretty good choices.

Weight 229
Pound pts 0
Strength pts 5
Cardio pts 16
Support pts 4
Login Bonus 0
Week Total 25
Challenge Total 25

Hugs,
Moss


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Checking in for week 1. It was a short week because we didn't start until 9/1, but my points total was 67 and I went from 153.4 to 153.0. Not a big change. My goal for this week is two pounds.

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My starting weight is 229. I may have gained some already, as funerals often include lots of food and eating out. But I'm sticking to that.

I will be catching up over the next two days, and then may be offline for a while... moving Tuesday and Wednesday, and will need to get an Internet connection.

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Hey all :) New here and jumping into the challenge. I'm 195 starting weight and am looking for a modest pound a week- which I think would put me at 187 come Samhain? I'm starting weight training soon and am hoping for more progress with inches before pounds. :)

-Rue


"It takes a while. It's going to take you a while. It's normal to take a while.

You just have to fight your way through that. Okay? You will be fierce, you will be a warrior."

"My mind empties out, my body grows balanced, and my heart opens."


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Here we go! Good luck, everyone!

My starting weight...179. Goal for the challenge? 159. Just a little more than two pounds a week. Lofty, considering my recent trends, but I would rather dream big. At 5'5 that would take me from "overweight" almost to "healthy." I was ecstatic when I left "obese" behind, and I look forward to celebrating as I cross the next bridge as well.

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First day of the challenge and I'm feeling good! I don't think I'll get to add the daily bonus points often because I am concentrating on nutrition more than exercise but I look forward to every 10 points for every pound lost.

Good luck to everyone!

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I'm very sorry to hear about your father. I hope your arrangements - for travel and relocation - continue to smooth out.
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Thank you all. Today has been a revelation. Everything that was a chaotic jumble yesterday is all put together today. So long as I make all my airline connections, everything will be great.

I'll be home Saturday night, and then can rest up until Tuesday morning. I now have a crew to help me load at both locations and to unload at the new place.

Never think the gods are not working on your behalf. Om gam Ganapatayei Namaha! Jai Shri Mahalakshmiyei! Wow.

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My heartfelt condolences. You will be in my thoughts as well, Moss. ***HUGS***

-Natasha

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Moss - Sorry about the loss of your father. My thoughts are with you.

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Good luck to everyone!

I am leaving in the early early morning to fly to Los Angeles area and attend my father's funeral. When I return, I will have a couple days off due to the holiday weekend, and then will be renting a Uhaul truck and moving. I do not yet have Internet service at the new plae, so you'll be on your own until I get that. Prepare to be blitzed by all the points I have when I get back! Will probably lose some water weight too... from all the crying... prayers and good thoughts are accepted thankfully.

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I'm ready! I wanna get into a cute costume this year too. Good luck everyone! :)

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Challenge starts tomorrow....is everyone ready? I know I am! I wish everyone the best of luck in reaching your goals.

Slimmer by Samhain...perhaps I'll be able to rock a Wonder Woman costume at parties this year, and do it with the confidence that befits the character. I better really start working on my arms LOL

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Great! Welcome to the Challenge.

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Hello -

I am new to this team and would love to join the challenge.

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I'm excited! I look forward to doing this with everyone emoticon

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Yayyy!

I did send invitations to everyone who has previously participated, so we might wind up following our lesat-successful Challenge with our MOST successful one and most heavily participated in. Nonetheless, I thank you all for being here, and we are going to lose some pounds! ...and have fun doing it.

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Count me in! :)

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OK, I've sent out two spreadshets and have a third one ready to go... I'll try to talk Liocoro into joining us, now that we have a contingent, and will reach out to other former Challengers. This could be a good one!

I'm at 230 today, so the 230 floor is attainable and, as shown yesterday, breakable.

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I would love to join :) I haven't been very active with my teams lately, but I think that would be a positive turn for me. With today's New Moon in Virgo I've been refocusing and planning the next phase of my frustrating pleateau laden weight loss, so naturally a new challenge would be wise to put that positive energy into action.

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I'll participate.

I kinda started my own private weight challenge on Aug 1, and I am happy with my progress this month. Next month should be even better.

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OK, I just hit 229 for the first time since I was living in a tent on the river in 1998. First break through that 230 floor.

I wanted to explain to new people doing this Challenge the pound-points thing. You weigh yourself on the first day; that is your baseline. Each pound you lose from there, you get 10 points. If you gain them back, you don't get credit for losing them again -- only count points from your previous low.

Some people have trouble with the Bonus Points concept. I don't know why. If all your other points add up to 15 or more, whatever you spun in your Login Spin on SP can be counted as a bonus. Simple? I think so.

This is a slightly-shortened Challenge, as we did not start the day after Lughnassad, so I doubt if we're going to set any new records, but you never know. If I remember correctly, every person who has scored over 800 poits in a Challenge has been extremely happy with their new weight and habits, one person lost 30 pounds. I know you have to keep it off, and rebounding is always a possibility, but it's the exercise habits which you gain during the challenge which will help you keep them off.

I am overwhelmed by the lack of response to caling this challenge. Right now it looks like me and one other person again... the difference being that I'm healthy enough to participate, whereas I was out of order since June 29 in the last one.

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Moss

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The last Challenge didn't go so well, but we have a one-person groundswell for a new Challenge anyhow. This will run from September 1 until October 31. Write me at zaivalananda@gmail.com if you would like the spreadsheet (soon as I whip it up).

PLEASE get your friends to join. Two or three people do not make for a fun challenge.

Hugs,
Moss

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