15,000-19,999 SparkPoints 18,560

Winter Challenge--The Beginning

Friday, November 11, 2011

I joined the Winter Challenge for 20 Somethings with 50-99 pounds to lose team. This is my first challenge on SparkPeople (well except that one blog challenge I did once). Anyway, I'm really excited about it.

There were several factors that finally led me to this healthy journey and using SP, but the last push I had was a challenge from my sister. One of my sisters challenged me and another sister to follow Jillian Michaels' diet for the month of September. The one thing I picked up in Jillian's book was that I needed to count my calories. I found SparkPeople to help me with this--and found a whole lot more. This entire website has been really helpful.

I lost 10 pounds in September with my sisters pushing me. I continued in October and lost another 8 pounds. The beginning of November I was struggling and losing motivation.

Enter Winter Challenge. I decided to join for the extra push. A challenge got me started on this journey, a challenge will push me to continue.

So far the challenge has been going on for 2 days. I feel great! Confident. I have a great team. We've been chatting up a storm in the first non-fitness challenge. I stayed within my calorie range today. And I recorded everything. I went for a run/walk today when I was feeling like skipping. Those are big accomplishments for me.

One of my sparkfriends was saying that these last 2 months of the year are when people tend to gain 8 to 10 pounds. I understand. Year-end stress has been a friend of mine for the last 5 years. This is an incredibly busy time for me at work. But I will not allow that to ruin the work I've done. This year is different. I will make the last 8 weeks of the year count. With my team cheering me on and the challenge kicking me in the butt, there will be a differnce.

Go team 6! Go Winter Challenge!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post

    Be the First to Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    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.

More Blogs by FLORENCEANN06