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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Thanks go to the 5% Challenge for getting me blogging again. It is our Living the Good Life challenge of the week.

I have done an awful lot of 5% Challenges in the past. Some have been more successful than others. I have been close to losing 5% of my body weight a few times. This challenge won't even be close. But that's not all bad news.

These challenges make me accountable to others. How the team does is dependent on everyone contributing. So more often than I make an effort to exercise just a little more than I might have. I tend to not eat that (insert bad food choice here) that keeps calling my name. I will adhere to the good life challenges to sleep or drink more water or eat my freggies and I'm better for it. Plus i get support from some pretty great team mates when I do the right thing and understanding and encouragement when I do the wrong thing. So, this time around I will not lose my 5% but I'm convinced that without the 5% Challenge I probably would have gained 5% of my body weight.

So, thanks everybody. I owe you. I haven't been the greatest team member this time around. Life has been kind of hectic and I've exercised too little and not been nearly involved enough in supporting everyone else. I hope to do better in the Summer 5% Challenge. I had better! School will be out and there will be no excuses for slacking.

Here's wishing you all a happy dance kind of weigh in day.
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  • SPARKLED146
    We each do what we can. This challenge wasn't the best for me either. But, I agree with you about the accountability. Knowing my exercise minutes and the LTGL challenges were helping the team kept me going.

    Good luck with the summer challenge! emoticon emoticon
    2023 days ago
  • JDOWM62
    You echoed my thoughts almost exactly, Laurie. I will be out for the summer challenge, but hope to come back in the fall and improve my performance for the team. Maybe I will even try being a leader to solidify my commitment even more.

    Good luck and good journey in the summer!!

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    2023 days ago
  • JUJUMILLER
    It's true that there is comfort in numbers.
    Everyone working toward a common goal makes it that much easier.

    Much luck to you this summer!

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    2023 days ago
  • SHERYLP461
    Laurie,

    Remember to start forward from each day, do not look at yesterday, it can not be changed. Live for today.

    You have been a great team member. Thanks for being here and participating!
    2023 days ago
  • EMMACORY
    All we can do is to do our best and forget the rest. I relate to your comments about being more focused when the team is counting on you. emoticon
    2024 days ago
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