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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Today is the first day of the Healthy U Challenge and I really wanted to be totally pyched. I think the problem is that I looked at the results of the last challenge that just finished. There were both male and female winners and both percentage of body weight and most weight. The top winners, both male and female lost over 50 pounds each in only 12 weeks. Almost 5 pounds a week! How is that possible? I know I should not worry about others, but I was hoping this would be a Healthy Challenge, but I can't see myself losing close to that with my current rate of loss.

Tomorrow is my SparkPeople weigh in date and with my weigh in weight tonight, I don't expect much loss for tomorrow.
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  • FRECKS96
    Good Luck with the challenge! I know that you'll do your best, no matter what happens. You need to focus on you and not worry about what anyone else is doing.
    3948 days ago
    Besides, unless those speed demons who've lost all that weight are VERY careful, they run the risk of packing those pounds right back on!

    Just keep putting one foot ahead of the other and you will reach your goals in time and be able to KEEP that weight off!

    3948 days ago
  • WILLOW49
    I wouldn't worry about what others do or what winners do; do whatever works for you. Losing weight that quickly is not healthy and probably won't stay off. Remember slow and steady wins the race! emoticon
    3975 days ago
  • AMETHYST0809
    I agree that reading those statistics can be daunting for those of us who lose at a slower rate, or maybe don't have the time to invest in as much activity as they do. We need to remember that any weight loss is beneficial, and doing it healthfully is the way to go. That's why we are here to support each other, right? Some days, I get to my personal "finish line" by just doing the minimum, such as getting through the activities of daily living (cooking,cleaning, working, etc.), drinking my 8 glasses of water, and having a few fruits/veggies during the day! Do I feel guilty? Sure, but then I think I have done more than I would have otherwise, and tomorrow is another day, and I have my friends here at Sparkpeople to commiserate with me...so I have won the race! Keep your head up! emoticon
    3975 days ago
    if you want the weight to stay off. Slow changes slow gains will result in permanent changes. Plug away slowly and it will stay away. Keep up the good work
    3975 days ago
    Remember the children's story about the tortoise and the hare? The hare started off fast but the tortoise won because he went slow and steady. That's how I see losing weight. I think you're much more likely to keep it off if it takes you a long time and you have to to patient to reach your goal. I think as long as you're going at it healthy, then you're doing it so much wiser.
    3975 days ago
    I agree with Brenda: As long as you are doing things the proper and healthy way, you are a winner!

    Slow and steady wins!

    3975 days ago
    That is discouraging. It's hard to know what they are doing to lose that much weight. That's over 4 pounds per week. Are they losing it the healthy way, or doing some crazy unhealthy fad diet or taking pills or something? I have finally realized that my body just doesn't lose weight at the same rate as most people do. As long as you are doing things the proper and healthy way, you are a winner!

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    3975 days ago
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