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Signing up for the 5% Challenge community

Sunday, August 27, 2017

This summer I participated in the 5% Challenge, in which we divided up into one of fifteen different fantastic teams, then beginning on July 1st, spent the next eight weeks all working toward a common goal:

To lose 5% of our challenge starting weight (OR to lose up to 5% of our challenge starting weight in order to reach our maintenance goal). We even had some members who were already in maintenance and were using the challenge as a fun and friendly way to stay within their maintenance range!

This supportive community is nonjudgmental, and the weekly challenges focus on physical activity of your choice within your own ability or limitations, as well as building or maintaining healthy habits and lifestyle.

Since Fall and Winter have traditionally been difficult for me to remain physically active I am looking forward to the start of the Fall Challenge to give me that extra burst of motivation and accountability I need as I work toward my own goal of improving my health and fitness.

For those who are interested, please click on the link below and read about the 5% Challenge. The challenge will not actually start until some time in September, start date to be announced, but signups begin today (August 27th) and there is a limit of 40 members on each team. Please do consider joining us, it's worth taking a look!

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    I went to the thread page to say I wanted to participate and any team would be OK but my message wasn't posted. What am I doing wrong?

    1364 days ago
    WELCOME BACK to the Fall 5% CHALLENGE COMMUNITY !! and Thank you for the blog !! These challenges are fun and motivational !! You've done an absolutely STELLAR job with this Challenge. I should have final Weight totals for you today. I will be sending out an email, once the final figures have been posted. THANK YOU for the Goodie and for the kind words. I deeply appreciate your friendship. Deb
    1390 days ago
    I'm so glad you enjoy the Challenge! Thanks for posting.
    1393 days ago
    Sounds like a fun way to work together towards the common goal. I will look into it. Thank you for sharing.
    1393 days ago
    I've used the 5% Challenges to stay on course since August, 2011. It works!
    1393 days ago
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