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Fall 5% Challenge Commitment

Thursday, September 10, 2020

There is so much going on and it would be easier to just give up and say "what does it all matter anyway" but instead, I am going to put my time and energy into making each day count. I'm going to look for ways to encourage and inspire people with kindness and not grouchiness! emoticon

I'm one of the Magnificent Midnight Mustangs on the BLC44 and now I'm joining the Cloverleafs on the 5% challenge. My exercise plan is to walk 5x/week for 45 minutes either outside or on the treadmill and to do 15 minutes ST 3 nights each week. I think I will add a good stretch in the morning when I get up and before I climb into bed at night, too. emoticon

I've been eating the same way for 2-3 years which is basically the Daniel plan based on the Bible or you could call it plant-based but I occasionally add meat to my plan. I don't eat sweets anymore and rarely eat bread products. I discovered those 2 categories make my joints ache with inflammation and I am basically a recovering foodaholic and those also trigger endless eating and I don't want to go back there! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I have lost 70 pounds but 5 have crept back on in the past few months-----gee, what could be causing that? Stupid Covid19! Anyway, being on both challenges I know I will get those back off. 2020 has been a difficult, disappointing season, but I have learned a lot from working through the obstacles and hopefully have built some good character in myself.

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    Do it, do it, do it!
    216 days ago
    Very excited to have you on the Cloverleafs team! emoticon

    You've made outstanding progress to date. 70 lbs is awesome! My plan is very similar. I've cut the sugar, pasta, pizza, crackers, etc. out. Basically dropping carbs and eating whole foods and massive amounts of veggies. Fruit is much more limited. With this I do intermittent fasting and this has been the game changer for me. I typically target a 1-6 hour eating window and an 18-20 hour fast, with 1 or 2 meals a day. This has simplified my life and taken the focus off food for most of the day. It's refreshing.

    Let's have a wonderful challenge! Cloverleafs are going to be on fire!!!! emoticon
    261 days ago
    Sounds like a good plan! Nip those pounds off fast! I’ll be joining the 5% challenge as well and hoping to be on the run, walk, and gadgets team. emoticon
    285 days ago
    That sounds like a great plan. I've done the 5% challenge before and I was on the Cloverleafs too! Can I still join that challenge? It is a lot of fun!
    285 days ago
    You've got a great plan Terri! Love being part of both challenges as they keep me going. Have a great day tomorrow!
    285 days ago
    Thank for sharing today; and congrats on your success.
    286 days ago
    I’m on a different team but I’m still excited for you and the challenge lol!!! This is gonna be great. Congrats on your overall success. You can knock that 5% out. POOF
    286 days ago
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