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I am so proud of the 2010 New Years Challenge Team!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

I am so proud to announce that in just 13 short days the Team lost as a total of 309 pounds. In a little over 2 weeks this team has grown to 185 members. One piece of knowledge that most of the Team members do not realize is that only 150 posted their weight results. That 309 pounds only represents part of the team. Had everyone posted their August 1st weight I am quite sure the numbers would have topped 400.

They also do not know that many of those 150 members that posted only joined on August 1st so we had no weight loss from them to record and contribute to the totals since they missed the 1st 13 days. I am quite sure they will all catch up though because the excitement on this team is so contagious.

A few members even put on a few pounds and that is OK too. Women especially are prone to some water weight build up certain times of the month. Your weight will fluctuate day to day which is why they say you should not weigh yourself every day. So if you gained a few pounds don't beat yourself up. It is OK because I know you are on track with your program. Things happen. The true test will be on September 1st after a full 31 days. Those numbers should be astounding. Excitement was all over the Team's Chat Room and in emails sent to me that they are anxiously awaiting to see our Team weight for the month of August and hope that it hits 600 pounds. I do not doubt this because our team membership is growing every day.

I had one person email me and she was so psyched because she told me that was how much she weighs now. She excitedly told me that we "lost one of her". She is really pumped now to do this. The MOMENTUM on this team is incredible. Every one is doing the emoticon Happy Dance today.

I had so many of my team members email me back and congratulate Sandra and I for setting up this team. Some went on to say the success was due to our leadership. NO TEAM MEMBERS, THE SUCCESS WAS ALL DUE TO YOUR HARD EFFORTS. Sandra and I just gave you the tools and the meeting place to do it. The success of our team is the result of everyone's positive posts and supports in our Team Chat Room or our Share the WooHoo Moments thread. We have a number of Team Members whose health right now is not the best but everyone's love and support are pouring out all over the site. The Team cares! And it shows big time!

So I thank you team for all of your hard work! Now let's go out there and emoticon
some butt for next months totals. I know you can do it.

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  • KARVY09
    It's a great, supportive team. I'm continually astonished at how awesome SP is and how it's a shame I didn't hear about it until June.

    Since then, thanks to the support of all the people here, I've lost 21 pounds. I encourage EVERYONE to find something that weighs the same amount as what you've lost, just to see how much weight you've been carrying. Those who complain about losing only a few pounds each month should try lifting three packages of butter and see that it really is a significant amount of weight!

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    3214 days ago
  • SUSAN134
    I'm so excited for this challenge! The team is so cohesive and supportive of each other and I know that we CAN DO THIS!!! The New Year is going to be amazing!

    Congrats to you too Yvonne!!

    3214 days ago
    Isn't it amazing what we did in less than 2 weeks!! I can't wait to see what our total wieght loss for August will be as I know it is going to be a HUGE number!

    You are so right, the team is the result of it's members, we simply are providing the tools to make it happen.

    By the way, congrats on that additional 3 pounds lost, you are doing awesome!

    3214 days ago
    The team and it's leaders are awesome. I am glad to have joined back in July and happy to continue to see those numbers, maybe Oprah will take notice after all LOL
    3215 days ago
  • 1647GINGER
    emoticon Seeing the success rate, I think I have to join this team. Enjoy your day and your success.
    3215 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/5/2009 10:09:48 AM
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