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Winter into Spring In-Between Challenge

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

My most recent blogs were summaries of my weekly goals for the 2020 Winter 5% Challenge which ended two weeks ago. They were not the stuff of a featured blog here on Spark People.

Even though I was blogging for my own accountability, several of my teammates as well as other Sparkers took the time to comment and encourage me. When I stopped those weekly blogs after 5 of the 8 weeks of the challenge, there were no negative consequences or expectations for me to explain. That's just one of the reasons I'm sticking with the 5% Seasonal Challenge Community.

Another great reason to stay with these friends and supporters is that I don't have to feel disappointed or embarrassed because I did not make my weight loss goal of 5%. In fact, I've yet to do so in any of these challenges, but whether I lose or maintain, and sometimes gain, I'm still a valued member of the team. I'm welcomed back to try again.

Right now I'm participating with some of my teammates in a less-structured, more personalized in-between challenge. I love it, because it keeps me logging my daily exercise and I'm able to choose a life style goal to work on making a positive habit.

It's great to have this build-up time as I prepare to join the community for the multi-team 2020 Spring 5% Challenge. I've been with the team known as the Walkers, Runners, Joggers, and Gadgeteers, since joining, but I know that the other teams are also welcoming and supportive.

Why not consider joining us? The challenge starts April 4, so there's "in-between" time to get ready. Here's the link below:
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    I'm new to the team and am looking forward to it!
    128 days ago
    I don't pay attention to who blogs daily or weekly or even monthly, but I do read them all and would miss anyone who stopped or left. I still read former teammates' blogs, too.
    143 days ago
    I would definitely miss you Nancy if you weren't there on the team. I agree --I have my good and not so good challenges but I always feel supported. Go WRJ&G!!!
    143 days ago
    You are a true benefit to me. You bless and encourage me to strive to be my best. How grateful to be on the same winter 5% challenge. I also am grateful for the in-between challenge. I feel I am a better person for all the giving that is shares. Thank you for sharing this blog.
    143 days ago
    Thanks for the invite. I really appreciate that. Take care.
    143 days ago
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