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The 5% Fall Challenge

Friday, September 09, 2016

I just completed my first ever 5% challenge and while I didn't loose 5%, I did loose just over 3% which is actually amazing for me. And doing the interim challenge over the past 3 weeks I've dropped 2 more pounds! I started a new bible study class this past Wednesday and one of the women who I was with during the winter 'Treasury of Healthy Living' bible study said "Wow, I can see that you are still eating healthy!" What a compliment. And the truth is, while I am eating healthier than in the past, I am also exercising more thanks to the 5% challenge.

So the Fall challenge is coming up - starting on Saturday, September 24th. There is still time to sign up if anyone is interested. This link is to our page.


I can't say enough good things about these challenges. The support is amazing and for me, the accountability to my team members kept me going - even when I didn't feel like going anymore.

I also have to thank one other person (well, dog). My little dog Daisy has been my coach. On June 22nd I made a commitment to her to take a walk EVERY MORNING - little did I know that she would hold me to it. I get up and get dressed first, we go outside to see if there are any squirrels to chase, and then I have my 1st cup of coffee. She'll wait about 20 minutes - when she decides it's time she come over and looks at me. That's the "don't you think you should put your shoes on now" look. And so we go. Some mornings it's just a mile, other mornings it's a bit over 2 - during the fall challenge I plan to hit the 3 mile mark!

Here is Daisy with the look - she must have been a mother in another life!

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    I signed up!
    1363 days ago
    I love dog motivation!
    1365 days ago
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    1365 days ago
    Read below first.and we played this game all afternoon, lots of screeches and laughter, they wore me out. Hence why I am in hotel room a tad early. Jaimey & Justin will arrive at the cottage in about 30 mins!!!! Very homesick for Lucy! Funny how life
    1366 days ago
    I'm HERE!!! That picture of Daisy Doodle is priceless!!! She should be a model, I'm serious!!! Los Angeles is just that... Los Angeles! But my kids, Geandkids are wonderful. Full afternoon. I was the "Monster" and Kai And Katie had to run and hide.
    1366 days ago
    Oh...I need 'the Daisy look'....I do...I DO! She is the most absolutely beautiful little girl. What a blessing she is to you and you to her! I am on the fence about replacing our two kitty cats that have been gone now for years. DH discourages us getting another pet saying if we want to up and go somewhere we can uninhibited...but I'm not so sure we have the freedom to do that anyway owning the consignment gallery. That pretty well ties us down. I am trying hard to think of something profitable that we could do online. I would LOVE to be able to work out of our beautiful home. I just would really have to discipline myself to stay focused and to stay of Spark...heh..heh! emoticon
    1366 days ago
    Thats wonderful
    1366 days ago
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