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Week 6 - FEF Challenge

Saturday, May 07, 2011

MAIN CHALLENGE: For the main challenge, blog about why you decided to change your habits to become a healthy, fit person. Even if we aren�t at goal, we have ALL made lots of changes. What motivated you to take that first step? Many of us don�t take enough time to think about what brought us here, but holding on to that could help you to motivate yourself when you hit a plateau of have a rough week.


I was happy to hear that the FEF challenge has been extended. I have been actively back on SP since the beginning of April and I've lost almost 10.5 pounds. I have been actually on SP for quite sometime but probably about 6 months ago I really sat down and realized that I wasn't taking care of myself like I really should be. I have a really stressful job and it is too easy to go down to the cafeteria to get some unhealthy food, or grab some snacks from the bending machine...or worse yet grab a soda out of our fridge that is always stocked for the patients. I really noticed that my energy just felt zapped, especially when I got home from work. I was just pooped from running around at work and I would come home and just be exhausted to do anything. Its been a few weeks I've been on this challenge and have my healthy habits back too I'm proud to say. Only one thing I need to work on is getting my strength training in a couple times a week.

I feel that my motivation is back...I have lost 60 pounds in the past but as usually what happens probably 40 pounds have eventually crept back onto me. My goal for this challenge is to get as close as I can back to Onederland again and stay way beyond that once and for all.

So in a nutshell I'm doin pretty good on this challenge so far....thank goodness its been extended for 4 more weeks. Guess I will have to figure out what my first reward is gonna be when I hit Onederland again. emoticon
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    emoticon hope you return soon.
    2725 days ago
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    Good luck with your challenge Gayle!
    3640 days ago

    You are doing great, kiddo....keep up the good work ! I have issues with ST also, from time to you well know ! We will make a date to always do Richards' Toning DVD when you
    come up to visit !!! That will help both of emoticon and emoticon
    3656 days ago
    Fantastic on the 10.5! You are going to be in onederland in no time. Hopefully I'm right behind you! emoticon
    3657 days ago
    emoticon YOU ROCK!!!! I'm so glad that you are doing so well. I started a new challenge today myself and I"m pretty pumped about it!!! I"m hoping to lose 5% rather than gain it this 8 weeks!! LOL!! Take care and I'll be checking in on ya!
    3658 days ago
    ATTAGIRL! You CAN do this! You owe it to yourself to take care of YOU! Let me know if you want to meet somewhere for a walk. My sneakers are always ready, and it has helped me A LOT!
    3658 days ago
    emoticon wanna do Friday AM Zumba Toning with me????
    3658 days ago
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