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With The End Of Leaves of Change Fall 2012 Amethyst BLC Team Challenge

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Today was final weigh in for leaves of change challenge I am grateful I got ot take part in this challenge even though I did not do great and lost 5 pounds . but it was an eye opening experience learned more about myself, my triggers, and my attitude. I have been working very hard on what makes me tick and will continue to do so.

I'm either on the longest plateau or my body has decided where it wants to be. Why I stated this is I had time today to reflect on my journey. (as today was a down day as my RA is kicking in and i had to much pain ot walk around and exercise my ankles & feet get most of the pain) Went back on all the challenges I had taken part in since May 2011 when I reach my initial goal weight of 142. In the 18 months I have maintained in the range between 140 and 145 with my average weight being 143.6 .

Back this pass May the PCP told me I needed ot lose more weight wasn't happy about that but decided ot give it a go. Then I realized I needed ot listen ot my body as my body know better. Well I am happy where I am I look healthy and feel healthy at this weight I am fitting into smaller clothes even though the scale isn't moving any more.

So in fact this is either the LONGEST PLATEAU or I finally made home sweet home for my body and its extremely happy there for 18 long months. Yes there have been a few weeks higher then that but it is the average that is important.

I finally made it home now to continue to shape this home by strength training and cardio.

I think this is me I kept chugging along
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    It is very cool that you learned so much doing the challenge.
    1984 days ago
    I would agree with you that you need to listen to your body and what it is saying. Too often we get fixed on numbers rather then the way we feel or look. And that is a true test to it that you have been able to keep it at that for the past 18months and are still seeing reshaping going on. Sometimes that's all it takes to get us up and back moving in another direction. Enjoy the new you and see where it takes you!
    1984 days ago
    I think that weight range is the new "common" weight for everyone. If your body likes it there and you feel good, then great for you! I would never want to be any smaller than that as I am built large - for endurance, not speed!

    And congratulations on maintaining for that long! That is really saying that you are committed to you body as a temple!
    1985 days ago
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    If you are maintaining where you are why put more pressure on yourself? The challenges are useful and fun! emoticon
    1985 days ago
    I think you're on the right track, we have to listen to our bodies and if your's is saying it's happy and healthy where it is, then we should listen to that. We all don't fit into the molds that say everybody blank height should be blank weight. Good for you!!
    1985 days ago
    Aren't the challenges the best. I know they've helped me realize that I was developing some bad habits. It sounds like you've had a good experience also! emoticon emoticon
    1985 days ago
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