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Spring 2017 5% Challenge End Success

Monday, June 05, 2017

What I loved about taking part in the challenge is that every day I spent time thinking about healthy habits and I was surrounded by people who were committed to doing the same.

I've said it before but it bears repeating. This is the last time that I am going to lose weight. So I am focusing on real things. Changing my perception about food, eating real food, exercising and building successful habits. I am practicing these all daily. I think the biggest gift that this has given me, is a shift in attitude. If I made a bad choice, practiced a bad habit, or skipped a walk I did not see it as a complete failure. I saw it as one bad choice and got right back on track.

The Spring 2017 5% Challenge began on April 8 and ended on June 3.
I lost 13.4 pounds, and my BMI dropped 2.5%
I lost 8 inches of me (total) with the biggest drop being 5 inches from my waistline.

The Summer 2017 5% Challenge is beginning on Saturday June 24. (you can find the team here


I can't wait to see what new things I learn.
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    Yes, that is exactly it --- building successful habits --- it the key here! I am trying to focus less on the weight loss numbers (even though I am enjoying watching the numbers go down) and trying to make more informed and better choices with my food and exercise behaviors. Even if I have a week where the numbers are not changing, I am feeling better with myself if I still stayed on plan with food and movement. I've been on the roller coaster ride for far too long and am now ready to stand on my two feet with wiser choices. I am so glad that I have met people like you to keep pushing, teaching, and inspiring me to keep going on.

    By the way, I am just figuring out how to follow people on feeds and did not realize all the comments people have made on mine until today. Thank you so much for your encouragements and kind words!

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    I am excited for the next Daisy Challenge to start! We can do this, Beautiful Lady!
    1253 days ago
    You did so well in the Spring challenge! Ready to dive in again myself!
    1266 days ago
    Great job! Have a great week. Love your attitude!
    1267 days ago
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