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So thankful to be a Champion (in the kitchen)!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

At this time of year, many people are expressing gratitude and thanksgiving for things in their life. I'm especially thankful for the 5% challenges and especially my team, the Champions in the Kitchen.

I've participated in several challenges over the past couple of years with varying levels of commitment and success. I knew summer was going to be really challenging so I opted out, but missed it terribly. During this fall challenge, I've realized how much I truly look to the connections and friendships that I've made as a champion through these challenges. When I came back after sitting out, I was amazed at how many "welcome backs" I received.

You may be skeptical about the ability to bond with people over the computer who you may never meet, but you've never been part of our happy, champion team. TODAY, I'm thankful for all of my champion friends and to be a champion myself!
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  • SOOKIE
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    1677 days ago
  • DEEA2Z
    Gretchen, job well done! Love your post!!! Also, I am so extremely pleased you'll be with us in the Kitchen once again! emoticon emoticon The team members keep me coming back for more support and encouragement. You're part of that!
    1678 days ago
  • CAROL_31649731
    Gretchen, you have done a fantastic job this round ... and your progress has proved that! Keep those friendships you have made strong, as they will keep you moving forward. So glad you're still in the Kitchen! GO CHAMPIONS!!!
    1678 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/14/2016 7:36:44 AM
  • HELEN_BRU
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  • MSBEKANATOR
    I so agree with what you are saying! My 5%er friends motivate and encourage me! Love this!
    1678 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
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  • ANACORAZON
    I feel very grateful with the 5% Fall challenge. I have been under stress and belonging to a team helped me a lot with the Fitness part of my plan
    1678 days ago
  • SKCASON
    I am very thankful for everyone on the Champions team as well. Talk about a second family, where you guys are where it is at.
    1678 days ago
  • LOVELYSPIRIT16
    what a wonderful gratitude you have for our team. This is my first time as a Champion in the Kitchen but due to all the love and support I hope that I never have to leave for any other reason unless I am no longer a part of the world. All of you are so nice to me and I can feel for you as far as missing them would go for you. They are that support and connection you have made during these awesome challenges. I was a Determined Daisy for about 9 months and they are a really nice team too. I had to drop out of the Winter challenge as I could no longer walk and had to have double knee replacement surgery in 2014 I lost 50 lbs during that 9 months only to gain it all back right after surgery due to a very slow recovery being as heavy as I am.. I feel mostly recovered now just chronic knee pain that I thought would go away. This pain is tolerable so I will take that and the fact that I can walk now as just before the surgery I could only make it to the restroom..

    I love you blog and the gratitude you have shared with all of us.. Go Champions emoticon
    1678 days ago
  • NAVYMOM133
    I am thankful to be on this journey with you!! Champions in the Kitchen!! emoticon
    You are doing fantastic this round!!
    1678 days ago
  • CANDYWILLIAMS
    That's great!
    1678 days ago
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