Biggest Loser blog: with a little help from my friends

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Pink Team. Pictured left to right: Trisha, Denise, Debbie, Patti, Maureen ("Mo"), and Neta. Looking good ladies!

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    Pink Team. Pictured left to right: Trisha, Denise, Debbie, Patti, Maureen ("Mo"), and Neta. Looking good ladies!

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April 4, 2012 Updated Nov 2, 2013 at 9:06 PM CDT

Peoria's Biggest Loser
Week 10
Debbie Weiss, Pink Team

Boy, it is hard to believe that 10 weeks are now coming to a close.

There have been a lot of ups and downs in this lifestyle change. I will continue to move forward, it will just be a little different as we will no longer have our regular teammates and our regular schedules. I made a decision to make this change for the rest of my life, as I want to live healthy and watch my grandson grow up.

I have made several goals for this challenge and one of them was to lose at least 20 pounds by the end of this challenge. I did accomplish this goal. I also gained more strength and energy. I do not want to lose that, so I did sign up for the Flex Plex to continue my healthier lifestyle.

I make sure that I get some sort of exercise every day. If not at the health club, I will get it at home. Exercise can be as simple as yard work. Think how tired you are after a day in the yard cleaning out flower beds, mowing the yard, tilling the garden and many other activities.

While I was out of town last week, I just did squats, push-ups, planks and Russian twist. I also walked the church's parking lot a block away from where I was staying. Mind you, I was at Mountain Home, Arkansas, and there is a reason why it is called Mountain Home. This church's parking lot was on a hill and was huge. I went up hill to the upper parking lot, down two flights of stairs to the daycare area and back up the second set of stairs to the upper lot again, around the side to the lower parking lot. I clocked what I could in my vehicle and it was about one and a half miles.

So, look around. There are many ways you can get your exercise in daily or every other day. No fancy or expensive equipment is needed.

The other major goal was to finish the 2 mile race. When we first started this challenge I thought there was no way that I could even walk 2 miles. I did finish the race on Saturday. I was not even close to first, but that did not matter, as I just wanted to finish the race, and I did. My teammates came back to get me when they finished, which I thought was great. It makes it so much easier when you know you have great support.

Our team has a great bond. We are communicating with one another to make sure that we stay on track with our goals. We all want to continue our lifestyle changes, and it makes it a whole lot easier when you have someone else to keep you company. I feel I have made some great friends along the way and look forward to the days ahead.

Each of us had some difficult times to get through, and we have also had some fun times too. I am going to miss our weekly workouts together, but I know we will continue to keep in touch. We already have.

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