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BLC Fall Frenzy Challenge - Team Diamonds

Thursday, September 11, 2014

This week starts the 10 week, Fall Frenzy Challenge with my fellow Diamonds. The weather is perfect. The leaves are changing and I'm seeing pumpkins everywhere. So the timing of the challenge could not be better!

To kick-off the challenge, we've been asked to share the goals we'd like to accomplish over the next 10 weeks. So here it goes:

* Drink water and then drink more water and then even more! My goal is 72 ounces per day minimum.

* Write, blog and share. I have recognized that when the going gets tough, I back away from those people who care and want to support me. I need to work through the stress and emotions with others. I need to remember why I love Spark and that I was most successful when I was active here. Overeating, self-pity, self-loathing and loneliness is not helping nor a solution.

* Accountability. My bestie and I made a pact that we will text each other every meal, exercise and weekly weight. We don't live close enough to give each other a real kick in the butt or support but technology is letting us support and encourage each other. This may not seem like much but it scares me a little. No one besides my doctor and Spark folks know how much I weigh.

* Ditch the sugar. Sugar and me are not friends. It seems to be one of those things that I cannot have in moderation. So it's out! I feel better and am not constantly hungry when I stay away. I just need to dig my heels in and get past the "habit" stage and finally kick this addiction to the curb!

Those are my goals. I wanted to mention exercise and a certain number of pounds but the facts are that I will move as much as I can. Since I've gained some weight over the summer, exercise is not comfortable right now. And the thought of putting a certain number of pounds as my goal doesn't work well for me. I get discouraged and the scale starts to dictate my success. I will weigh and keep track but I will not obsess about the numbers. I will obsess about smarter choices and feeling more like the healthy me.

Best of luck to everyone in the challenge! And very special well wishes and lots of love to my fellow Diamonds! You guys are the BEST!


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  • NMEFFAH
    great goals! look forward to reading your blogs. Have a great challenge and keep in touch!
    2510 days ago
  • 2BEABETTERME
    Great goals! I love your glammed up fall diamond page!
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    2513 days ago
  • CHICAMIMI
    I understand your sugar relationship. I have that with soda - well, probably all sugar, but I'm not as strong as you yet. I also understand the weight thing - yeah, for the longest time, I was scared to even post at SP, but I feel comfortable doing it here but doubt I would just tell people in my life.

    Anyway, you've got this! You can do it and all the Diamonds are cheering you on!

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    2514 days ago
  • SPARKFRAN514
    If its to be its up to me
    we can do this i didn't come on over night its not coming off over night
    This week lets act as if its IMPOSSIBLE to FAIL
    A healthy attitude Contagious but don't wait to catch it from others be the Carrier
    YOU know you are great when you get up and JUST Do IT
    Off we go have a great week
    2516 days ago
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    2516 days ago
  • RUTHIEBEAR
    Great goals. I am like yo when it comes to stepping away. Your goals of accountabliity and sharing ring true for me too. emoticon
    2516 days ago
  • ORCHIDLADY56
    Wonderful goals! Sound very doable Steph, and I am looking forward to your progress over these 10 weeks!
    2516 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4894252
    Awesome Blog. Your goals are absolutely attainable. emoticon emoticon

    2517 days ago
  • OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Great goals! emoticon
    2517 days ago
  • VALYNN26
    Great goals! Great blog! I think it's great that so many of us seem to be taking the focus off of losing x amount. It's so much more about being happy, and healthy, and doing what works for YOU. Diamonds are going to ROCK this challenge emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2517 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13799497
    Great goals you can do this we are going to be great this fall. Go Diamonds emoticon
    2519 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Sounds like attainable, good goals!
    2519 days ago
  • WORLDSERIES11
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    2519 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4300142
    Love your blog and goals! And I think your page is a strong contender for best spark page for the challenge! So pretty! emoticon

    Let's go team Dazzling Diamonds! emoticon
    2519 days ago
  • RUNNER4LIFE08
    Your goals are very attainable and I can't wait to hear how things go along the way!


    I had the same fear... letting others know my weight. It took me forever just to post it here on Spark. But I recently let my two best friends know and my sister. That was like weight off my shoulders. Knowing that other people know what I way gave me that release. It also gave me that determination to get that number down because now other people I see daily know. But it also gives you more encouragement because when you lose some you get to tell those people and they help cheer you on. So I think it is awesome that you are coming out of your shell and I hope it helps you as much as it helped me!

    Lets do this Diamond girl!!!
    2519 days ago
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