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Correction on Day #1 of Sweet-15 Challenge

Sunday, September 15, 2013

CORRECTION: This is NOT me at 174 pounds. I weighed myself this morning for the start of my "Sweet-15 Challenge" and I was UP 5 pounds from last Sunday. This morning at the grocery store which has a professional scale, I weighed 179 pounds ! How depressing ! What's up with that ? !

I haven't had ANY alcohol in 10 days and I was STILL UP 5 pounds. Not fair !

Hopefully the reason is PMS. My periods have become irregular over the past year or two so I never know when the TOM is going to be. And I have been very tired lately. It's very possible that I'm retaining water. Now that I think about it, I have been eating a lot of salty things lately. That could be a problem too.

Now I guess I have to make corrections to my "Sweet-15 Challenge" PLAN. I really need to lose 20 pounds now by the end of the year. I suppose this challenge is really the "Not-so-sweet- 20" lol

I have one or two SparkPeople who want to do this challenge with me. I don't know if they want to make that public yet or not so I won't post any names until I hear from them. For now I'm going to write down my starting weight at 179 on my calendar for today. I'll update my ticker. I have my "before" picture (which is a whole lot better than my weight a year ago at 200+ pounds!). My challenge buddies should weigh themselves today and write it down. Get a before picture if you can. Try a "selfie" in a mirror.

Memorize our three basic steps for this Challenge:
l. No alcohol
2. Eat LOTS of veggies
3. Walk every day

Together we can DO THIS !
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    That's hard to say whether it was a difference in scales, water weight, or actual fat on your body. I'm guessing it could be a combo of all three! at any rate, you can do this...
    1707 days ago
    I'm not going to officially going the challenge, but I have similar goals! I just know I won't be AF for the second half of October with family celebrations on the horizon. But - I'll join you in walking, losing and supporting! You can do this!
    1708 days ago
    I wish you the best! Healthy habits will get you where you want to go -- leave the timing up to God.
    1708 days ago
  • CAROL_31649731
    Even with the number of pounds you wish to lose now 5 lb higher, it's still doable. I, too, believe you can do this! Good luck!!!
    1708 days ago
    YOu will do this I believe! we are here to support you in your efforts. This is hard stuff that we are doing!
    1708 days ago
    It's funny how the scale does that - even when we don't drink but I do believe it's part of the 'hormonal' shift as we are approaching menopause. I had lost 2lbs but up again - it's very frustrating, but so long as I stay AF and keep plugging away at it, I know it will happen.

    I know what I now need to rid myself of in the house and that is POTATO CHIPS....
    1708 days ago
    emoticon or hmmm I guess emoticon I am already in another challenge so....
    - where is my camera....
    but I do know you can do it- you WILL get the 20 pounds off!
    And then shopping- thrift stores of course! and shoes- you do know your feet will shrink too....
    1708 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/15/2013 2:55:38 PM
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