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Saturday, September 20, 2014

While I'm especially grateful for the start of the 5% challenge, I'm as upset with myself as I've ever been. I weighed in just to see where my starting point is and I'M AT THE HIGHEST WEIGHT I'VE EVER BEEN ON SPARKPEOPLE! That both frightens me and motivates me.

I see that I can no longer just cruise along with small habits, done most of the time. I need to kick myself in the butt and get moving. I now have a team counting in me to do my part so we can do well. I refuse to let them down. In fact, I'm tired of letting myself down.

I'm going to focus on the things I've done well and be grateful for that. For day one of the challenge, I'm grateful that I skipped the cookies, pies and sweets that tried to seduce me into eating them. Even better yet, I skipped them because I simply didn't want them. That's one part of the sweet tooth monster tamed.

I'm off to do my stretching before bed. What are you grateful for today?
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    I know how you feel. I joined SP in 2009 and lost almost 40 lbs in 2 years. Since then I have gained almost all of it back. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2424 days ago
    I've gained 30 pounds on SparkPeople. But I think coming back to the challenge is just what I need!!!
    2425 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    The fall challenge came at just the right time for motivation. You can do it!! I'm at my highest on Spark too, we'll make it though, we are both tough women.
    2425 days ago
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    It looks like a few of us Starfish are in the same boat. Let's make this challenge count! emoticon
    2425 days ago
    I am grateful that my cold is gone, my lungs are again breathing normally and that this challenge started just in time. Let's go starfish! We can do it! I am pretty frustrated with the weigh in too - but we can only change the next one we have so let's do it! emoticon
    2425 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    sounds like me
    2425 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I am grateful that I made it to the gym and had got in a great workout. I am working hard to shed the last 20 pounds. Wishing you all the best! emoticon
    2425 days ago
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    I'm grateful that I was able to get some of my end of the year yard work done today. Pulled weeds and covered the flower gardens (that are more like weed gardens) with plastic in hopes of killing those weeds before next spring. Will finish next week.
    2425 days ago
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