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After" align="right">me emotionally on fighting through hard times and to keep on going, get through the day. This challenge comforted me over those days I felt helpless, hopeless and crying buckets during those times I felt worthless. Being a Personality Development Professor not too long ago, this challenge also gave me the inspiration to walk the talk that regardless of how or what you look like, its what you are overall that counts and how you take good care of yourself.

I now sleep earlier and though I have been struggling through early morning runs (I swear I have been for over a year now! ) this time, although its been two days - I finally got up and threw myself to the road for a route. I MADE IT!

I have been finishing 2 liters of water again and found strategies. crunches and reverse crunches (morning and before I conk out to sleep) quite strange, instead of my tummy area it's my love handles that has lost inches. I'm NOT complaining though :)

Also, I have been irregular on my time of the month but this challenge made me see a doctor; trying to become competitive on the weight loss challenge got me really spend to see a doctor for overall check-up. I found out about the problem on my kidney and liver but because of the milestone that I wanted to achieve on gulping 2 liters of water, in a matter of 10 days the diagnosis disappeared and got me back healthy. My time of the month are now being monitored; I was able to supplement myself with Iron, Vitamin C and B Complex better than tempting myself on having diet pills which I have been neglecting for over a course of time already ever since I have gone health conscious because of all the challenges on diet.com

I'm back running, preparing for a wedding and my birthday on August.. Gained muscle mass, lost inches on my love handles, now able to run a complete miler again (although I used to finish a 5k for 25 minutes) I'm heading towards the progress I used to have and working on a much better pace.

Lost body fat percentage, gained poundage (muscles?), I get to wear party clothes again that made me show off my arms and my self esteem starting to boost up back since I'm already starting to wear my clothes back then again slowly, one by one.

5/22/09

Fat: 30.7%
Weight: 145 lbs

6/2/09

Fat: 29%
Weight: 142 lbs


7/23/2009

Fat: 26%
Weight: 140 lbs


Although I'm focusing more on the body fat percentage rather than the scale, I can't deny that I'm still somehow expecting for it to scale down but what I really can't believe is that, I was able to lose -3% body fat which was the milestone I thought I'll never accomplish wherein my reward is a NEW DRESS :)

Guess what! I'm having a New dress made for the wedding since I'll be one of the bridesmaids (Secondary Sponsor) and I can't wait til I walk down that aisle for a good friend's wedding.

Now, I still have 8% body fat more to lose, poundage to burn out from the scale and a protruding belly to flatten. As long as there's diet.com and there are challenges such as this, I'm moving forward and have myself part of every bit of it. Thanks to this challenge, I learned more towards taking good care of my body not just what is seen but also what's within.

“Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” - Sydney J. Harris

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with." - Michael Jackson


Congratulations again Kassy... I am very proud of you and I hope you'll enjoy your brand new gym membership!!!!

If you're wondering when YOU'LL get the chance to win an incredible Grand Prize in one of our awesome Diet.com Weight Loss Challenges, then you needn't fret!! We'll be starting another Weight Loss Challenge very soon.... so stay tuned!

All the best,
CSL-Bailey

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@ 2:40pm ET on July 26, 2009 Congrats Kassy!! :)
@ 8:45am ET on July 27, 2009 Good job! Diet.com has helped me in a similar way - and good on you for your amazing attitude (I can say that my positivity has slipped a few times when the scale reading went the wrong way).
@ 9:53am ET on July 27, 2009 Holy grain! Mother and Son of Jesus! Is this for reals?!!?! Seriously am not expecting since Gold's Gym (although we have it here) I thought you'd be more considering those of you who's there in the states! :)

Yiheeee!! You guys, I love you! But I'm still on the quest for more.. since I'm back on medication but fighting the gain it'll induce. I've learned over the years and still learning!

THANKS!! I'm speechless (but d'oh I have written tons already) Hahahahaha!!

THANK YOU!! Love you! :)
@ 2:42pm ET on July 27, 2009 CONGRATULATIONS! I'm sorry to have dropped off teh planet with this last challenge but Iam very very glad to see you won - been creeping on people even though I haven't been posting hehe..

Way to go, your story is very insipring - keep it up Kasssy!!
@ 5:43pm ET on July 27, 2009 Yay, Kasssy!!! Great job!!!
@ 6:26pm ET on July 27, 2009 Whoooooooooo hooooooooooooo Our girl Kassy won the challenge! I'm so super excited for you, my friend!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh! OK, I just had to SCREAM for you!

Big Congrat hugs to you,
Kim
@ 6:54pm ET on July 27, 2009 Let's all do the butt dance *that's the way uh huh uh huh i like it! "
@ 9:49pm ET on July 27, 2009 Outstanding! Great Going!
@ 12:53pm ET on August 5, 2009 Kassy, I'm so happy for you! Unfortunately I strayed from the challenge but am sooo glad you won!
@ 2:54pm ET on August 20, 2009 THank you! Long way to go til I reach 24% to 19% body fat, the pooch has yet to disappear :)

Can't wait til my stuff get here! Yay!
@ 2:24pm ET on January 7, 2011 - Jillian Michaels' No Trouble Zone fitness DVD

I never got the chance to get that prize, Bailey :(
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