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An Accountability buddy? Does it work? YES!!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

I'm a leader on the AWESOME A team a part of the 2019 Fall 5% Challenge. We are headed into week 8 (our final week, so on Saturday the 30th or Dec 1st the 2020 Winter 5% Challenge WILL BE OPEN for new and returning members!! emoticon !!! Here's a description of what the 5% Challenge is about: Race to Fascinating Places - 8 Weeks this fall. Join a supportive team and let's have fun as we lose 5% of our weight, make new friends and improve our health! If this sounds interesting to you, PLEASE mark your calendar, set an alarm, and on either Sat or Sun, even Mon etc, come back to my page and click on the 2020 Winter 5% Challenge and JOIN us!! Make sure you join one of the 12 teams. On the AWESOME A team, we are a competitive team (We MIGHT WIN the FALL CHALLENGE!! We are in the running for it!!), but we are also a very supportive team. Your amount of exercise does NOT matter, everyone is at a different fitness level, but your commitment to the team does,,, as long as you post with us for the 7 days, WOOHOO) and I want to end it well!!

KALISWALKER has put it out to us (and in her todays blog) about how:

Prof. Brian Wansink study states - your weight is likely the lowest it will be for the rest of the year unless you TAKE IMMEDIATE action... upcoming events like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, parties, etc. are all occasions where we tend to overeat or make poor food choices. Weight gained in these last weeks of the year can take up to 5 months to take off in 2020!

So on the AWESOME A team, we've been asked if we'd like an accountability buddy to help us thru the holidays. Now this is strange,,, but, I DO NOT EVEN CELEBRATE THEM!! But, YET I GAIN usually this time of year!! Why? YUMMY Candy!! YUMMY PUMPKIN FLAVORED EVERYTHING emoticon emoticon , YUMMY EGGNOG!! emoticon !! Plus SALES SALES SALES!!

I've been matched up with 2 buddies!! emoticon !! We've been writing to each other 2 or 3 times a day. I'm learning so much more about my teammates, and these woman are simply OUTSTANDING!! They are honest about what they are going thru, and they are both also very courageous and determined, as am I TO NOT GAIN!!

So is an Accountability buddy ,, or ANY buddy worth it?

YES YES YES!!

Is it a little bit more of an effort? I am the CL (Challenge Leader ) of the AWESOME A team, and it keeps me HOPPING, plus I work part time, and do another volunteer job, along with I am the secretary of the Council where I live, so I AM BUSY, but!!! This is helping me to be MORE Determined to NOT grab a Gallon of eggnog that'd be gone in 2 days!!

For those who read about how I plan out my day,, this is still working out so WELL!!! It's a normal routine. Sometimes I do not plan it out in great detail, and a little bit loser with the things I want to achieve, and I DO NOT have to be perfect at it, but it WORKS out so much better than just winging the day!! emoticon !!

PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION is a motto I live by.

Today I went for a few long walks. I LOVE being healthy enough that I do not need to hop in the car to go places!! Oh it's nice to do, but the emoticon is so much FUN FUN FUN!!! I see things I'd not normally pay attention to and its a JOY to be able to walk!! Never take that for granted, it's beautiful.

for dropping on in!! Hey so far up here, we've ONLY had a FEW FLURRIES!! SO if you live out west and getting MY SNOW, PLEASE SEND IT here to Southern Maine. The mountains of course have snow, and inland they've gotten some and will AGAIN tomorrow, but I WANT some. THANKS ahead of time emoticon
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