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NEW YEAR; NEW CHALLENGE

We haven’t started a new challenge since the summer, so with a new year just around the corner, who’s up for   one?  I certainly am.  

As some of you know, I’ve had quite a few other challenges on my plate this past year; dealing with my elderly aunt, including her fractured hip and other health issues, my thyroid levels out of whack, B12 levels fluctuating, along with other things, have all taken a toll, both mentally and physically.  

Now that the Holidays are pretty much over (for me, since we usually don’t do much celebrating for New Year’s anymore), I have taken stock and set some new, achievable goals.  

I’ve been doing pretty well with my eating, but really need to hit the exercise.  While my “winter neighbor” is here, and we both love to walk, we do for at least 30 minutes, most days; however, that’s obviously not enough!!  

I love to do yoga, but don’t take the time;  I love the Wii Fit, but don’t take the time; I have a treadmill and love it, but don’t take the time.  Hhmmmm – what does that tell you?

My major goal is to make a very concerted effort, this year, to lose at least 20 pounds, though I’d like to lose more, if possible. In order to do that, I’m going to have to set an exercise schedule and stick with it, along with watching what I eat and making sure my thyroid levels stay stable.

Because losing 20 pounds sounds like a daunting project, I’m going to break it down into smaller goals, to make it achievable.  The first goal, will be to lose between 1 and 2 pounds per week, which is the safest rate for weight loss. The second goal, will be to get a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise daily, while actually aiming for an hour, most days.  

We’re all here for the purpose of losing weight; therefore, I invite you to come along on this journey with me.  I intend to get started on Sunday, which is New Year’s Day……. and hope you will join me.  

All you have to do to join, is to highlight the list of names, copy and paste it into a new post on this thread, then add your name to the list.

We will have a weekly weigh in, like we do now, which I will post each Sunday morning and everyone has a chance to post their current weight, and make whatever comments you want, regarding your week, whether you achieved your goal, or if you need some help, support, motivation.

If you have a different weigh in day, that’s fine, just post your weigh in, when you can.  

Be kind to yourself and remember – we win by losing!!  
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Sign up to join the challenge here; copy the list, paste into a post on this thread, then add your name.

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Like that Barb?
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You got it.  Welcome aboard......
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Hey CC9.  good to see you with us...
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I'm doing monthly challenges through my weightloss blog. My goal is to stick with the challenges, start running again once winter is over, and eat better. I let myself down this past year, and I'm ready to start over for the last time. Good luck to all!

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Count me in!!

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Count me in!

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Good to see some of you guys coming back, and happy to have the new comers.........
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Seattlemom2plus.                                                        Little Mexico
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Updated list.

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I'm dieabetic and have a hard time losing any suggestions also why does it seem when u keeping a food diary u want to eat more
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Updated list.

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Awesome idea!

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I truly hope that in this community i will finally get the much need help to reach my ideal weight. Thank you :-)
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I would like to join the weight watchers list. I currently weigh 220 and my goal is to loose 50-60 pounds by May 4th.
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I would like to join the weight watchers list. I currently weigh 220 and my goal is to loose 50-60 pounds by May 4th.
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