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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This has been a really hard challenge for me in some ways, I started it out not ready for it, wanting to throw in the towel and having no excitement about it whatsoever. But, I pulled through and actually started doing well until about week 7 when I gained a HUGE number. then i lost a big number, then gained the last two weeks giving me an overall gain of 4.2 pounds (see below).

LiMeS*~*~Fit aNd FoCusEd iN FaLL ChaLLenge~*~*

09-07 ~ Start Weight: 317.0
09-14 ~ 316.4 (-0.6)
09-21 ~ 315.0 (-1.4)
09-28 ~ 315.0 (-0.0)
10-05 ~ 318.2 (+3.2)
10-12 ~ 316.2 (-2.0)
10-19 ~ 313.2 (-3.0)
10-26 ~ 319.6 (+6.4) UGGGH, I feel like Sunny on BL...
11-02 ~ 314.4 (-5.2)
11-09 ~ 316.6 (+2.2)
11-16 ~ 321.2 (+4.6)

Challenge loss: GAINED 4.2 pounds :(

However, in the midst of gaining and losing, I participated in MORE challenges than I have in several seasons of the Lime team!! So, that is a plus, I connected more with teamates, I blogged more. I even got to meet a fellow Lime in person which helped me SOOOOooo much! I cannot even describe to you what that did for me emotionally and mentally!

I am not happy with my gain on the scale, but I feel (even though I am still struggling) that I have gained so much emotioanlly and mentally! I am actually excited about the Winter team starting. So much so that i had the team ready a week early; for fall, I had Nikki set the team page up, because I was so not ready for it.

I feel a new determination to ROCK the winter challenge! Yes, we weigh in each week and i want to lose weight, BUT, my main focus will be working on the healthy lifestyle HABITS and making it MY lifestyle! I know if i focus on those things, I will come out a winner, no matter what the scale says! Not only that, if I truly focus on those habits, then the scale will have no choice but to move down eventually!

So, I am deeming the Fall Challenge a successful one for me becuase it has brought me to THIS point! Praise the Lord for that! Not only that, I am thankful for my teammates who helped me and encouraged me along the way!

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    Hi Shan--I'm a bit late commenting, but it's great to see that you were able to finish your fall challenge with some positives in relationships & lifestyle. It's true, the scale will eventually comply when you are doing things right!

    3451 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon a successful challenge
    3466 days ago
    Shan, as you know, I struggled right beside you and I had a gain too, and you did AWESOME. You made a lot of accomplishments which were all great! I know we both wish we could have done better, but you truly made some amazing steps! The visit of another sparker does something. Go girlfriend!
    3467 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon You did fantastic.Weight loss is not always a sign of Success and the cool thing is you have the right Mindset and another chance for weight loss,that's the best part! emoticon Diana
    Go LIMES
    3467 days ago
    I really believe that it really does start with focusing on our internal work. I just wrote that same thought to Nikki today...I really don't think we will ever successfully tackle the work on the outside, until we have worked things out on the inside!

    You have made huge strides this challenge, Shan, and you are a wonderful leader!!! You are going to ROCK the winter challenge, girl!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3467 days ago
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    Yes!!!!!! Once we get the inside right, i truly believe we get he outside right. Hugs to you Shannon!
    3467 days ago
    It's not all about whether you gain or lose..... Sounds like the fall challenge was a success for you in more ways than one. Here's to a succesful Winter!
    3467 days ago
    yahoo! I think that will be a great sp page titel Shan! Winning WInter! Goign to have to work on that one. Maybe we can have snow challenges!!! LIke who can make the best snow angel. or snowman or fort or oh I wsh I was 12 again - the snow would be terriibly much then!!

    I too feel a bigger spark since visiting you. It's like a little flame keep telling me - if SHannon can, you can. You have to keep going so you can go see Shannon again or plan another spark trip ...
    3467 days ago
    Amen sister!!!
    3468 days ago
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