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Why I Love the 5% Challenge

Sunday, March 20, 2016

I have been participating in the 5% Challenge since 2010. I lost 30 pounds while I was doing the challenge and I have kept it off for 5 years. I credit the challenge and my teammates as a big part of that accomplishment.

Here are some of the reasons why I love the 5% Challenge and why you should consider joining:
1. Keeps me accountable - Weighing in every week and knowing my teammates are counting on me for exercise points, etc. is one of the things that helps me to stay accountable for my actions and food choices.

2. Support - My teammates and other Sparkfriends are some of the most supportive people I know!! Not just for weight or health related issues, but for my emotional well being as well. This is a safe place. Don't we all need that?

3. Learning - Besides the exercise and weigh-ins there are other challenges, called "Living the Good Life". These challenges help us to learn more about how to get and stay healthy.

So won't you join me in the Spring 5% Challenge? It's not too late - www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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  • GOCALGAL
    emoticon emoticon So true. The challenges are such a blessing. BIG THANKS to you and all who volunteer and make them so wonderful! emoticon
    Maria
    817 days ago
  • SCHNOOTIE
    Couldn't have said it any better. I love those challenges, and the people within. We work together, chip away at it, have fun. IT's really a great time. Let's do this! (Breakfast first). :)
    819 days ago
  • -WRKNG2ABTTRME-
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    819 days ago
  • HUMMER65
    Good blog- Thanks for sharing your thoughts and yes- we all want a safe place! emoticon
    819 days ago
  • ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    819 days ago
  • ALICIA214


    I have adopted the 5% challenge too, because when you have a fair amount of poundage to drop 5% is not as intimidating as looking at the total amount,it is working
    for me,and when you add up all the 5% amounts together it is very rewarding.

    Good luck every one. emoticon
    819 days ago
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