I did not weigh this past Wednesday because our final weigh in for the 90 day challenge is this Monday. I will post my total loss for the challenge then.
The new challenge also starts Monday. It is an 8 week challenge. (Much more doable I think.) The final weigh in will be December 24th. If you would like to be a part of this challenge just email me your current weight and your goal weight for this challenge. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
This challenge will live up to the title "challenge". This one takes us through Halloween, Thanksgiving and ALL the holiday parties. My suggestion would be to set a goal that is not too ambitious. For instance, my goal for this next challenge is to lose 15 lbs. I think I still may be a little ambitious, but that's me. Even if your goal is to maintain through the season, it could be nice to have this accountability to make that happen. Really think about it and make sure you do not set yourself up for feelings of failure. These challenges are not meant to cause shame and condemnation, but excitement and a little fun while doing something as mundane as losing weight. Shame and condemnation are destructive and do not help the process. When you begin a program or challenge make sure you are ready to commit so you can see success. Success is the GREATEST motivator while failure or the feelings of failure will send you on a downward spiral. Of course, I do not want to talk you out of joining us, but I do want you to be ready to commit! If you think this will be a little too much during the holiday season give yourself some grace. We are not super people, although I know we think we should be. LOL!
While weight loss is the purpose of the challenge, I do not want it to be the only focus this time. I want to focus on our Body, Mind and Spiritual health. Weight loss is part of the road to health, but not all of it. We need to consider our environment, the types of food we're eating, the exercise we're putting in, the quality time we spend feasting from the Word of God, hearing His truth about us. Learning to hold negative thoughts captive and make them accountable to the Word of God.
This is going to be one of the toughest challenges because of the season, but also the most fulfilling. I look forward to hearing from you on Monday.