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August 27, 2016

Thursday, June 22, 2017

That was the date I broke out of the 290s. I was in the 280s & I was well on my way to life-changing weight loss. Well, here we are almost a year later & I'm still in the 280s & I need to figure out why & how to bust thru this stopping point. I would call it a plateau but I don't think plateaus last for this long. Not only that--but a plateau would indicate that I was still kicking butt & taking names & putting all the pieces into place that contributed to my success.

And we all know how this works, right? You intake fewer calories than you put out & voila weight just magically leaves your body. Only it's never that simple is it? I'm doing BETTER with meal planning...still not great & definitely not consistent. So...step 1...get better with the meal planning. I'm getting 2 solid workouts a week but not much more. Step 2 then...get moving. I'm not saying it has to be a workout, but I need to move my franny more & more often. (Yes, my franny!)

I am doing a 5% summer challenge here in SPARK land & in another distant land I'm doing a different kind of challenge. That 5% would deliver me from the dreaded 280s. It would give me momentum to continue. It would start me back down the right path. So please ...if you think about it...send encouragement. Sent shout-outs. Encourage my water drinking. Encourage my workouts. Encourage me to move my franny more often. Encourage me to eat more fruits & vegies--it's summer & the eating is AMAZING!!! And from the bottom of my heart I thank you! I may not thank you in that moment. I may not appreciate you at that time. I may sigh & do my tasks begrudgingly. But at the end of that extra mile, at the end of that juicy nectarine, by the bottom of that bowl of leafy green goodness, I WILL thank you! I will be appreciative. And I will return the favor--encouraging you, reminding you, sharing YOUR journey along the way.
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  • MOMMA_TULIP
    I'm going to have to go look for that 5% challenge -- my weight loss has been slow the last year too. But you sound pumped and motivated, so keep focusing on your goals and you'll get there!
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    393 days ago
  • GRANDMABEAST63
    Ok, you can do this ! Rock on Sista emoticon emoticon emoticon
    393 days ago
  • AMAOLIVIA
    I think you are doing amazing! I will try to keep encouraging you because you my friend are worth all the work that you are putting into you!
    394 days ago
  • MOCLASON
    So so understand. Let's go!
    394 days ago
  • JINLYNN
    Sounds like you have been peeking in my window - you have describe me! Well I am with you - this is going to be the summer we make a big breakthrough.
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    394 days ago
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