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5% Challenge Commitments

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

I really need to lose my 5% this go around. Doing the bare minimum to get by isn't enough for me anymore!

Here are some things I am going to commit to doing NOW before the challenge starts (and will continue them throughout):

-60,000 steps a week MINIMUM. This allows for my 10k a day goal with maybe one "off" day. Sometimes I end the week with even less and that's no good.
-Logging my food on MFP. I have been doing better at this, but not 100% and I really need to update the nutrition goals anyway.
-I can only go on other social sites AFTER I do my MFP and Spark People each day. I've been letting both of those slip away and I need to make them a PRIORITY.

When the challenge begins I will:
-Log my minutes/miles every day (even if it's a 0!)
-Interact with my team daily
-Lose my 5% (well, really hoping!)

Part of what I find so overwhelming about SP (besides the site re-design which is still confusing me in terms of navigation), is the amount of friends I have! I love having a lot of friends, but with so many that go M.I.A. it's hard to keep track of everybody. I had a surge of new adds when I was M.O.D. a while back, but I think I may need to go through and weed out some of the inactive accounts. Having the blog subscriptions does help, but not everyone blogs. I feel like I'm missing a lot of important things!

I had some interviews and I thought they went well as I was called back for more meetings, but in the end it didn't work out. It's a little disappointing, but I'm still looking.

I won three ribbons at the LA County fair this weekend for my baking. I won a few in 2012 and then nothing last year so I was happy to win again! Luckily I haven't been baking too much so there hasn't been a ton of temptations around the house. But for me, I still find a way to overdo everything.

We're going to a couple weddings in September and I am bummed about my appearance. John tried on his suit last night and it's LOOSE on him. What the heck?! Story of my life.

Well here's hoping I really MAKE the time to myself a priority this Fall. emoticon

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    Glad to see us back in the swing :) we can do this and I know we will do it !! Congrats on your baking award/ribbon , Glad my baking skills suck cause I would eat way to much :) Well here is to a fresh new start .............. emoticon emoticon
    1384 days ago
    You are on the right track! Looking forward to an awesome fall challenge with you!
    1384 days ago
    Since studies show that when those closest to you lose weight, it tends to boost the chances you will succeed as well. Maybe John just gave you a great big boost?
    1385 days ago
    i had to weed out my inactives recently as well. it just felt like so many people were inactive and i needed, and wanted, to focus on active people. i just went through and deleted those who hadn't done any updates in the last few months. i did the same thing with groups.

    good luck on the 5% challenge. i need to get some goals lined up for that as well.
    1385 days ago
    Welcome back you! ;)
    I like your list and your priorities.. I actually like checking SP before FB, but I'm always looking for fitness and weightloss inspiration!
    Sorry about the job interviews but great job on the ribbons at the fair! you rock!
    I'll try and blog more often, but have been super busy it seems, with little to report!

    1385 days ago
    Good for you! Fight toward your goals! emoticon
    1385 days ago
    Great attitude. I'm sorry the interviews didn't pan out. There is something great out there for you! Congratulations on winning those ribbons. emoticon
    1385 days ago

    You've got some great plans and we'll do awesome together. Let's get our 5%!!!
    1385 days ago
    Great goals!
    1385 days ago
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