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5% Fall Challenge Weight Loss Commitment

Monday, October 07, 2013

Happy Monday!! I found my old blog which was my 5% weight loss commitment from Winter 2012-2013! I looked up my last 5% challenge blog to see how much I have continued to do, and I also wanted to see what I still need to work on. Some things that used to be difficult in the past are now part of my daily routine. I can say no to butter and red meat as if I always said no to it - but it is still extremely difficult to say No to french fries and tortilla chips.

So much has changed in my daily life, and I really want to get to my healthy weight goal. Maintaining under 165 is OK but it isn't want I want. Some days I am 158 and other days I am 164. I really want to maintain UNDER 155! It isn't fun not being able to wear certain pairs of pants now because I gained 4 pounds in 2 days somehow! When I was really overweight, my pants didn't really get tight. They were always extra baggy so I didn't really notice how they were fitting. Now, my pants get snug when I gain 2 pounds, and I feel uncomfortable wearing them!

Besides trying to be the best team member I can be, I also want to make sure I am making healthy decisions for myself. I want to give up french fries & tortilla chips. Also, I would like to watch my snacking in general. I am still making Spark versions of recipes, which is great! I love cooking new things (especially when they are a healthier version). I LOVE to eat, eat, eat! So having healthier food makes me feel better. Even though I have lost a lot of weight, it is still hard for me to eat smaller portions.

My weight right now is 162. I would need to lose 8.1 pounds to get 5% weight loss. That would be 154 pounds!! I want to say "I WILL DO IT" but it has been almost a year since I have been trying to get that goal. Maybe I will do it this challenge - but if I Don't, I won't give up! Every day, every step, and every moment counts!

Fall 5% Challenge Commitment:
I will give up eating french fries for 8 weeks.
I will give up eating tortilla chips for 8 weeks.
I will continue giving up dairy for 8 weeks to see if my stomach issues clear up.
I will post my weigh-ins every week.
I will track my exercise to help out myself and my team!
I will stay on track with my calories/fat/etc the best I can.
I will try to post more frequently on the forum/team!
I will exercise at least 10 minutes seven days a week.
I will exercise at least 45 minutes three days a week.
I will stick to my scheduled exercise - Cardio Kickboxing, Pilates or Spin, 5K training
I will try new recipes from Spark & will create more batch meals for work
I will try to work on controlling my snacking at night - no snacks after 8pm
I will go to bed on nights when I feel tired/ready. I won't stay up late just because.
I will spend some ME time even with my crazy schedule!
I will do the best I can with the changing weekly challenges!
I will not get discouraged if I do not meet the 5% loss in 8 weeks.

Good luck to everyone on the Starfish team with me & good luck to everyone else in the challenge too. Actually, I wish the best of luck to everyone with all goals they have!

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    That sounds awesome! Great game plan! Good luck with your challenge!
    2769 days ago
    Fiber percent is wonderful goal!

    2769 days ago
    You can do anything you set your mind to!

    2769 days ago
    You are going to do great! You are ready!
    I am on the Shooting Stars team - but, don't worry! I will still be here!!
    2770 days ago
    A very, good and comprehensive PLAN. Copy it, stick it on the fridge and look at it daily. That will keep you going. I think, I will do that too, and highlight all those I want to accomplish too. Let's do it together.
    Welcome to the Starfish Team.
    2770 days ago
    It sounds like you have a plan and you know what they say...Those that can maintain have better success at keeping the weight off once they have lost it so you are already winning the battle. Good luck on the 5% challenge. I know you can do it. emoticon
    2770 days ago
  • DALID414
    2770 days ago
  • KIMPY225
    Thanks for all of the support. I have tried to just have one or two fries or chips. But then I just keep eating them. It is easier for me just to cut them out completely. I won't be able to do it forever - but 8 weeks is a good goal for me! I gave up fries for one 8 week challenge and gave up tortilla chips for the next 8 week challenge. Now I am going to try and cut them both out! It will be tough, but I think I can do it!
    I do like sweet potatoes & I should try them baked in an oven as fries. :)
    2770 days ago
  • ULTREYA3211
    I think that I need to adopt some of these goals. I need the motivation now and you have given me some thoughts to ponder. emoticon
    2770 days ago
    It is tough to ban things that you really like from your list. I agree with some of the others that say consider allowing very small portion occasionally and then you won't be thinking about what you can't have all the time. Just a thought. Or maybe make sweet potato or yam fries instead and bake them instead of deep fry!
    2770 days ago
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    I can't tell you how encouraging you are to me (and I'm sure to everyone else). I love reading about how you keep try, try, trying. I will try too - again and again. I too have great hopes for this 5% challege. I'm on the Cloverleafs this time around, but I'll still be following your progress!

    Spark on! emoticon
    2770 days ago
    mayb e some of them can be modified so you are a winner both ways such as when you go out eat only say 4 french fries? I do this! Sometimes I share but most times I am alone so i throw the rest away! wasteful you say? wel emoticon l better to do that then me spend months trying to get it back off my hips! I am also proud of myself when i do this! I walk out of mc D's with a smile on my face that people wonder.........
    2770 days ago
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    2770 days ago
    WOW, that's a LONG list of goals!! Good luck!!
    2770 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan! emoticon
    Go emoticon !!!
    2770 days ago
    What a wonderful plan! Have you thought about substitutes for french fries and tortilla chips? Hugs, Laurel
    2770 days ago
    Good luck meeting your goals! You can do it!
    2770 days ago
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