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After the 5% Challenge

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The great thing about Spark People is that you can find a team that supports you and has goals common to yours. This summer I found that with the Sizzling 5% Summer Challenge. For 8 weeks, we worked on losing 5% of our total weight. I finished the goal, and I'm so happy!

I've not gained back any of the weight nor have I lost anymore. During the 2 weeks since the challenge ended, I've been "on vacation," and while this wasn't the best vacation for eating properly, it's not the worst either. My other numbers---glucose, size, etc., have remained consistent as well as the poundage. I've done minimal exercising, but at least I exercised. I'm just going to have to walk more. I actually like walking, so it shouldn't be any big deal to add a few more minutes to the walk.

Now though, I'm in two new 5% challenges. I am in another Spark People team (even though I'm not sure about how that one works yet, but what I've figured out is good), and I'm in one with my friend and my daughter. (ON that one, we want to lose 5% by Labor Day---started in mid June; and we are actually being accountable to each other.)

I like the small challenges like this from Spark People. Challenges similar to these make us accountable. It's a short amount of time, but it adds into our long-time goal. Right now, I really want to drop that weight.

Small challenges--big steps to the finish line!

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    emoticon That is awesome. 5% is a great goal and manageable. Congrats on reaching your goal and best wishes as you work toward the next 5%. emoticon
    3751 days ago
  • LINDA!
    You are doing a great job. emoticon
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    Looks like a great challenge...have just joined the team.

    3752 days ago
    I too am glad to have you on board the emoticon emoticon emoticon ! I love the support and team activity! You are doing great!
    Thank you for being an active team member

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    3752 days ago
  • VEMAN1
    These challenges help bring the doable into focus. It is hard to plan for a year or two without fundamental tools. These challenges break up the long view and allow the focus necessary to hone the tools for life. I am very glad to have you aboard the Teddy Bear team. And, I am more happy you have buddy to help you along the way!

    3752 days ago
  • MISSYA72
    I'm on a 5% challenge also. First day was yesterday and I made it through. This is what I need also...small challenges! Good Luck!
    3752 days ago
    Congratulations on finding a plan that works for you. Good Luck and keep up the good work...............
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