My Biggest Loser Summer Challenge: Do You Really Want To Lose?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I am writing this blog for my Cranberry team. The week 8 challenge is to write a blog about my reflections on this summer challenge.

Honestly, I haven't challenged myself enough this summer. I began it, thinking that I would reach my goal weight of 125 lbs. without much trouble at all. This is the eighth week into the 10-week challenge and I have had to drop my expectations.

I just finished writing a blog for my Class of Jan. 26-31 Team, reflecting my 6-months with Sparkpeople. All of this reflecting has shocked me into action. I want to do this, not only for my teams, but also for myself. I can do this if I stay with my plans. I'm not giving up! I want to reach my goal weight more than ever now.

My new goal for the remaining weeks is to drop a half pound per week. My strategy is to walk at least 15 miles per week, strength train twice a week, eat 5 fruits/vegetables a day, and drink 8 cups water each day.

I want to thank my teams here on Sparkpeople. I wouldn't even be trying right now if it weren't for your challenges and encouragements and seeing your successes. We can all be successful.

Here's a message to anyone struggling in the challenge: stand up, dust yourself off, make your own goals for the remainder of this challenge and head for just that. Finish this challenge with a smile on your face, knowing that you have given the last few weeks your best!!!!!! You can do it! emoticon

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  • MIMZY08
    Your attitude ROCKS! Way to go! You CAN do this!
    4381 days ago
    Oh, thank you, Sweet Coffeecake!! We needed that!
    Your enthusiasm is contagious and wonderful!

    I DO want it! I think I am doing the right things as well, but that blasted little icon is so STICKY!!! I want to kick its little but the way Jillian Michaels kicks ours!
    4386 days ago
  • DIVA26
    Love it! Will do exactly that!
    4386 days ago
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