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WHY I JOINED THE GET LEAN BY SUMMER 16-WEEK BUDDY CHALLENGE BLOG

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

I loved the idea of this challenge as soon as I saw it and I knew it was exactly what I needed to keep me on task and get me going strong!
I love having buddies to keep me accountable, I talk to my bud Lynn on here at least a couple times a week, and in a team setting like this is really extra nice because you all have something to lose - the challenge, which will NOT happen!!! :) LOL

In the last year I have lost 100lbs and I still have about 100lbs more to lose. I am in the process of changing my life for the better and I am always looking for things to keep me going, to push me farther, to make me reach for more. My life has changed so much since I started losing weight and I truly have a beautiful life that will only get better from here.

It wasn't always the case with me...my beautiful life was passing me by as I sat in bed everyday, hiding from the world and crying. I have severe depression and extreme anxiety to the point that I am considered legally disabled. But, with the way things are going...I'm going to be off disability in a year or so and be able to start my career as a Personal Health Coach! Such a turnaround! I owe a large part of my success to sparkpeople for the support and tools I needed to get better...It's incredible...going from permanently disabled status to being 150% better in under 3 years...That's not something a lot of people can do, AND to have lost over 200lbs in that time! Whew!

This challenge is really important to me. I need to make my goals...it is literally saving my life and I want to be able to share this beautiful, wonderful, hope filled life with others and help keep them going too! The more I help myself, the better I can help others.

And, the challenge ends when summer begins, which is hugely motivating) so my body will be even better than it is now, and I will feel great in that bathing suit as I do laps in the pool (not just sit by it)!

I don't like to boast...but I think our team Get Lean Bunnies is the best team, LOL. Yep. :)
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  • TRACYZABELLE
    Challenges are what keep me on track too! Good luck!!
    3647 days ago
  • COOPSM
    Look at all you have accomplished!!! Amazing!!! Keep up the great work Janelle!!!! Keep it up....
    3654 days ago
  • JICASMOM
    You truly are amazing!!! This was an excellent blog and I am so lucky to have you as a team member!!! You have accomplished so much and you are still going! You inspire me!! Thanks for such an awesome blog!!! We got this and summer is around the corner! emoticon
    3655 days ago
  • no profile photo CD121712
    Wow, that is so awesome to read!!! go you! you are doing such an amazing job and I know that you can keep it going!\
    3655 days ago
  • PINKBEANBOO
    This was beautifully written & is a serious inspiration.
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    3655 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6619970
    Hey Pretty Lady!

    Where is this team? I would like to join!! I need the accountability!

    Let me know.

    By the way, awesome achievement, 100 pounds!!
    3655 days ago
  • MASONK
    Janelle your story is so inspiring. It made me cry but I'm also in full blown PMS stage right now.

    You are so beautiful and so strong there is nothing you won't be able to accomplish.

    I'm so glad that our lives have crossed.
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    3655 days ago
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