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The Fall 5% Challenge

Saturday, October 05, 2019

I am so happy that the fall challenge begins today. This has been a very oppressive summer weather wise in north Georgia. The temperatures have been in the 90s most days, and our area is experiencing extreme drought. Yesterday, it was 97 degrees for the Braves playoff game. Today, however, the temperature has broken, and the weathermen say that we may not see the 90s again this year! I hope they are accurate in their predictions.

Emotionally it has been a tough season for our family. We emptied out my parents' house and sold the house that has been in our family for more than 50 years. Also, my husband's health continues to be a real issue for us.

Unfortunately, I have been doing too much emotional eating this summer. Today that all changes, and I begin anew to make healthier choices daily! This Spark Challenge is just what I need at this time. Thank you, Spark friends!

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    I wish you all the best on your Spark Challenge! Also I hope your hubby is able to overcome his health challenges. I certainly understand cleaning out your parents house. It is such a tough time.
    Happy Halloween and I will be thinking of you! emoticon
    79 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    Best of Luck in this Fall 5% Challenge!!! I am on the Shooting Stars team, and have been a member and done these challenges for too many years to remember!

    I am sorry about the loss of your parents, and selling the house. Believe me, I have been there, too, and it is a very hard and heartbreaking task. I do find myself remembering the happy times there not only as a child, but with my husband and son. It broke my heart to have to sell it.

    I hope your husband's health improves, and that is very stressful, too. I can understand the "emotional eating", as I do that as well, I envy those who actually lose their appetite in times of undue stress.

    I wish you great success during this Fall Challenge! emoticon emoticon

    102 days ago
  • SUNSHINE20113
    Sounds really tough. I also struggle with the emotional eating. I hope this challenge is a good one for you!
    103 days ago
    An emotional tough summer indeed plus those high temps don't help at all. I'm sure you'll go back to your goal weight soon. That's why we embark on this journey! emoticon
    104 days ago
  • MISSY455
    Best of luck to you during the 5% Challenge!
    104 days ago
    Sweet Evelyn, so HAPPY you are with us!! YO!! I hate the 90s!! I think this year we only had about 3 of them, but it's MAINE and anything above 75 is like YO!! I kept reminding myself "Think of January when you wake up and with the wind chill it's at -20" but, yah I LOVE it at -20!! LOL LOL LOL

    I HOPE the 90s are GONE for you!! But, that you don't get any ice/snow this year.

    I too gained (As you may recall I had broken my foot a week b4 the Summer Challenge ended), but the foot FINALLY healed last THurs, so I am ALL SET to GO!!!

    So OFF we both go into better eating habits!!!
    105 days ago
  • GRACIE749
    emoticon for 5% Challenge. emoticon
    105 days ago
    Keep SPARKING....
    105 days ago
    Pretty photo!

    105 days ago
    Sounds like a tough summer. Good time for a fresh start
    105 days ago
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