To all my regular Sparkers thanks for joining me again for my August challenge love u guys for hanging in there on ur quest to lose and be a healthier u. for all the newbies coming in, know that this challenge is screaming out to u WELCOME NEWBIES!! and Good Luck!
u will not regret ur decision to join me and ur fellow Sparkers in this journey that we have ahead of us. we come together here as family and we help each other through the tuff road ahead. believe me and do not doubt it is hard. If u do the work, this program will work for u. with that being said, i welcome u all, old and new for this challenge. Good luck and ill be talking to u again.
Count me in too! This will be my first challenge since joining SP. I have been on a plateay for the last 3 weeks. My husband just bought us a bowflex and this should help to break it in! Good luck to eveeryone
STORMY, I am SOOO ready for this challenge! You always offer encouragement to this group on your posts, so I AM NOW TELLING YOU ---- WAY TO GO! YOU ARE DOING SUCH A GREAT JOB!!! (hug).
I have weighed the SAME amount for the entire month of July, despite attempts to follow a meal plan (if I am honset with myself, I cheated more than I should have, but am doing better about eating right than I have in YEARS) and seriously sticking to an exercise plan.
So the term plateau fits me like a pair of 1 size too small jeans!!! I would like to report that I have lost 2" from my midsection in the last 30 days, so that we all know that I AM really trying, even if that weight will not budge.
BUT in August, since I have laid a good foundation for weight loss, I really do expect that I am going to see some good weight loss!!!!
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I think you're committed LOL Glad to see you here for the challenge
INDIANGIRL294 , i was given the nic name Stormy by a very close friend i met 15 yrs ago...she and i got along from the first day we met. she is my total opposite. u know opposites attract! anyway, she used to kid me cus im very opinionated and never shut up and shes quiet....one day she said that she was the calm before the storm. (meaning me) and since that time she called me Stormy and it stuck. that is the story of my nic name lol...
on another note: welcome all for joining this august challenge..ur in for some fun and alot of motivation and encouragement from ur fellow sparkers. they too are full of information. (talk about opinionated) that they are too. we will not sugar coat anything for u, because the hard facts are that we are all in this together. no one is better than anyone else..we are here to help one another in whatever capacity that is needed. sometimes i might sound harsh, but that is me and i do it with respect and much love for my fellow Sparkers....the reason being, i know this can be done b/c ive done it 5 months in a row. i also know if u stick with it u can do it too. so yes i will be just as hard on u as i am on myself. together we will and can do this!!
I'm in for August as well. Being a part of the July challenge along with some basic changes at home (hubby on board fully with fitness/nutrition goals for himself as well as me) has really been motivational for me.
I'm looking forward to a great August. I'll not be able to check in as freely the final week (and my official end weight will have to wait until the 2nd of Sept), but I'll be out in the woods, camping, fishing, and hopefully this year getting a few REALLY good hikes in, so I should be well able to stick to a good plan.
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Hi Stormy, just checking myself into this challenge as I am hoping that August will give me the 10 pound results that I want.
I am going to be in British Columbia for the middle 2 weeks so probably won't be able to login unless I can find an Internet café but will be sticking to my diet and exercise program none the less. I will be able to login my weight just prior to leaving so it may only be one week I can't log my weight in.
Looking forward to sticking with this wonderful group and such a great leader.
PATTI, i know if u work really hard and stay focused u will take of that 10 pounds...remember it is ultimately up to u...how bad do u want it? real bad u say? well girl lets get it done...no more fooling around u dont have time ....
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I'm in for August. My son is getting married the end of Sept. and I really wanted to have 10 pounds gone. I'm not doing so well with the July challenge. I went on vacation and gained 5 pounds. Now it's a real struggle to get those 5 pounds off. Maybe, just maybe they will be gone by the time the Aug. challenge starts.
AWESOME JOB ON UR 12 POUND LOSS BOBB. WHEN EVER U HIT A PLATEAU, EAT EVERY 2 HOURS KEEPING WITHIN UR CALORIES. IT WILL BOOST UR METABOLISM...GOOD LUCK KEEP PUSHING IT WILL COME OFF. WELCOME TO THE REST OF U...U WILL NOT REGRET IT!! I HAVE AN ARTICLE ON HOW TO BOOST METABOLISM ON MY SPARKPAGE FEEL FREE TO GO ON THERE AND READ IT. INTERESTING READING.
Welcome all and thanks for joining my August challenge. i know its hard to lose 10 pounds but ive done it the last 5 months straight. it takes alot of motivation, determination and focus on ur part. Ultimately its up to u to make up ur mind as to what is most important to u.. this challenge will give u back exactly what u put in. so have a postitive attitude and just say u will and just do it. this challenge is really not about the 10 pounds as it is, about focusing , doing the hard work and giving it all u have. whatever u lose it will be that much lighter than u were the month before...so good luck on this journey and i hope to see u all soon...Luisa
Summer is now in full swing. let get this thread going to lose that 10 pounds before summer is gone. lets do this together. join us for motivation, encouragment, inspiration and meet plenty of wonderful people on this thread...
ARE U READY?? WE CAN DO THIS WITH ALOT OF HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION!! LETS DO THIS TEAM!!
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