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BLC Week 4

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

BLC Week 4 was a bust! I hate to say it, but I'm ok with admitting the truth.

I wanted to lose 15lbs for the competition, and we are starting Week 5 (halfway through the competition) and this week I gained 3 lbs! 3 POUNDS! Harsh. But, not unexpected. I barely moved, and I ate horribly. That's a problem. I'm still 6.6 lbs down from the start of the competition, but I need to turn that 3lb gain this week around, and fast. Gotta get a handle on it before I let go!

I barely got my water in this week. I have a bottle that I keep next to me while I sit all day at work, and I fill it up at 9:30 and subsequent times through the day, but.. that's pretty much as far as it went: filling it. I filled it at 9:30, had a few sips, dumped it to refill it with fresh water. Few sips. Dumped it again to refill it. WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME! lol. It's been quite a lazy week. A bad lazy week.

Gotta finish strong! :) Good luck everyone!

  
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SQUINTS12 3/23/2014 9:12PM

    Someone once told me to "keep that steam and keep on chugging." emoticon
Bring on the new week!

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MAPLECANDY3 3/20/2014 11:34AM

    You can do it!!!!!!!!!!

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GOLDIEANN85 3/18/2014 9:26PM

    You are Amazing and I know you can turn things around!
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RIVERNANNA 3/18/2014 7:13PM

    You will finish strong! You've come a long way since those first pictures you posted.

The "lazy week" is behind you, and you're in a new week. You can do it!!

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BLC Week 3

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

All right! It's BLC Week 3 and it's time to reflect on those goals, baby!

Goal 1: I will be 15 lbs lighter (1.5 lbs per week).
✔ I lost 2.6 lbs this week, which is awesome! I was hoping for 1-2, so 2.6 is fantastic considering I lost 7 last week. I wasn't expecting a big number at all! That makes 9.6 lbs so far!

Goal 2: I will have consumed 7000 ounces of water (wow, that's 100 ounces every day! It equals to a little over 54 gallons).
✔ WEEKLY GOAL MET! 100 ounces per day, CHECK!

Goal 3: I will have taken (at least) 500,000 steps. Yes, 500,000. That's at least 10,000 per day, 5x a week. (Guess I better keep that Fitbit charged!!)
✔ I got 10,000 per day, 5 times this week (Total steps 56560). I did break my streak (boo hoo!) but that's ok, I'll just try again :) So far, this week + last weeks step total: 133,156.

Goal 4: I will be down a pants size
-- working on it! lol

Goal 5: I will have blogged once a week
✔ CHECK!

Goal 6: I will have completed every single weekly challenge
✔Week 2 challenges, CHECK!

This week's BLC challenge is to get in fitness minutes, which will be a piece o' emoticon. :) Weigh in on Sunday, 3/9. Good luck to all of the BLCer's who are participating. I'm very proud of all the progress I am seeing from everyone! Keep up the awesome work!

Nic

  
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BEARSGIRL376 3/5/2014 7:35AM

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GOLDIEANN85 3/4/2014 8:41PM

    AWESOME JOB NIC!!!! Keep it up girl!!

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BLC Week 2

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Good morning!

I wanted to write this yesterday, but I had no time! I woke up early, moped around a bit, then ate breakfast and went out for a jog. Walk/jog anyway. It feels weird calling it a "run" because I know what runners look like, and that's not what I look like haha. To me, running is at a decent pace, with no stops. I'll be there one day, but for now, I'll wog on. :)

After that I spent the afternoon getting ready and I was out for most of the night. I DID get my 10,000 steps in though! That means I have yet to break my 10,000 streak. Now, let's reflect on those BLC Goals:

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Goal 1: I will be 15 lbs lighter (1.5 lbs per week).
✔ I lost 7 lbs this week, which was WAY more than expected, however, I'll take it. I hope to continue to see progress!

I will have consumed 7000 ounces of water (wow, that's 100 ounces every day! It equals to a little over 54 gallons).
✔ WEEKLY GOAL MET! 100 ounces per day, CHECK! -- I had trouble one day, but ended up getting it in. Not being at home this week throws me off my game a little, but I'm focused!

I will have taken (at least) 500,000 steps. Yes, 500,000. That's at least 10,000 per day, 5x a week. (Guess I better keep that Fitbit charged!!)
✔Oh yea baby, well on the way to doing this. I didn't only get it 5x per week, but 7. I got over 10,000 every day. Fitbit progress report to prove it:



76596! That averages to 10942 per day.

I will be down a pants size
-- working on it! lol

I will have blogged once a week
✔ CHECK!

I will have completed every single weekly challenge
✔Week 1 challenges, CHECK!

Week 2 is the water challenge, which I will conquer! It took me a long time to get where I am regarding this, I would hardly drink water. Now, I feel like a camel! At the very minimum I get 8 cups, but usually go above and beyond that.

I hope everyone else is feeling as positive as me! If not, dig deep! Remember what your goals are and why you want them so bad. You can definitely do this if you stay focused! It's hard, but attainable! YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Nic

  
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GOLDIEANN85 2/26/2014 8:44PM

    LOVE IT!!!! You are doing emoticon Nic!!! Keep it up girl!

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TWESTEN1 2/26/2014 4:39PM

    Great job! I just got a fitbit a little over a week ago and love how it pushes me to move more :) However, on my lazy days I'm real annoyed at night when the steps are so low! I would love to get to the 10k a day and when I have a good workout, I tend too. Just need more of those good work out days! Anyway, congrats on reaching your goals & having a super good attitude too. And good luck with the running.... I want to start running in the spring ~ would start now but since the roads are constantly covered in snow & ice, it's been a bit hard!

Keep up the great work :)

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RIVERNANNA 2/25/2014 9:40PM

    You are doing great! Keep it up!!!

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Week 1, BLC #21!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Good afternoon, Spark-folk, happy Monday!

This Monday marks the start of the Biggest Loser #21 competition within one of the Sparkteams. I am SUPER excited!

Even though I am helping lead the challenge, I plan to give it my 100% participation. There is no excuse not to. If you want change, you need to ACT. I have a long way to go until I reach my goals, and nothing will change unless I do. I want other participants to see that they can do it. If I can, they can. We all started as 20 Somethings with 100+ to lose -- either we've been there, or are still there!

For Week 1 of the challenge, we are encouraging the participants to write a blog outlining their goals. Here is what I KNOW I will accomplish by the end of this 10 week challenge --

emoticon I will be 15 lbs lighter (1.5 lbs per week).
emoticon I will have consumed 7000 ounces of water (wow, that's 100 ounces every day! It equals to a little over 54 gallons).
emoticon I will have taken (at least) 500,000 steps. Yes, 500,000. That's at least 10,000 per day, 5x a week. (Guess I better keep that Fitbit charged!!)
emoticon I will be down a pants size
emoticon I will have blogged once a week
emoticon I will have completed every single weekly challenge

I can't wait to follow everyone's progress during the next 10 weeks! I look forward to seeing GREAT SUCCESS!

:)
Nic

  
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STRONG-WOMAN 2/22/2014 8:21PM

    Wow! Great goals!!! emoticon

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BESTSWEST 2/20/2014 12:10PM

    Great goals. Im not sure how I got off the group. Im back. Thanks

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JPELKOFSKI 2/19/2014 10:23PM

  I love that you put what you KNOW you will accomplish. What confidence! I can see why you are a leader in the challenge :)

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LONGLOSTAMES 2/19/2014 12:24PM

    emoticon Those goals look so amazing when you put them that way...I'm a little bit terrified of that much water, though. That is enough to drown in! emoticon

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NIGHTOCUPS 2/19/2014 9:50AM

    Let's kick some butt on this challenge!

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GOLDIEANN85 2/17/2014 3:22PM

    Fantastic Goals Nic!! Super excited to be in this challenge with everyone! emoticon

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February 14th

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy V-Day Spark-folk!

Today I woke up with a great feeling of urgency. It's February 14th already! Where has the time gone! I feel like I've set goals and did my New Year resolutions just yesterday, but it's already been a month and a half!

A month and a half and I haven't budged on my weight. I haven't gone up, or down. I'm just coasting through the weeks, untouched, unaffected. That needs to change. I made a goal to get out of the 200's by April, and now a month and a half in to 2014, it's not possible. I'd have to lose 6.25lbs a week consistently to reach that by my birthday (April 12th). I've let myself down. But that does not mean I've given up. I'm going to push forward! I've only been half doing things. Eating right for breakfast and lunch, but going overboard for dinner. Working out only slightly... if at all. Starting today I'll be giving it my all!

BLC #21 starts Monday, and that should definitely help out :) I enjoy structure. It helps keep me in line. I know I can do it, I've just been lazy. I gave up wheat for a month, even working at the Donut place... standing around all those donuts day in and day out haha, that's willpower. I'm strong enough, I just need to stick with it. I think for the BLC I might video blog once a week to keep track of my progress. I really want to kill it and give it all that I'm capable of.

In other news, I signed up for Color Me Rad in June in Scranton -- that should be SUPER fun. I hope to DEFINITELY be out of the 200's for that. We shall see! I'm at work now but I might go home early and shovel. We got a TON of snow yesterday and I thought for sure the jeep would get stuck going down my driveway. We got about 8-12 inches, but it drifted in spots and walking to my car I was buried to my knees. It should be fun trying to get back up the driveway lol. Ah well, a little elbow grease on V-day won't hurt me!

  
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SIDAKA 2/17/2014 5:20AM

    Just joined in all the way from Kenya. I like your blog. Seen your pics and am very encouraged. You will meet/beat your goal with the right spirit and hard work.

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All the best dear!

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ANEENZZ 2/16/2014 8:40PM

    oh my goodness! giving up wheat is hard! and working in a donut place... you are amazing. way to go!! can't wait to work with you on BLC!

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SOAHTREE 2/14/2014 11:54PM

    Sounds like you know what's up and how to whip yourself back into gear :)

What is Color Me Rad??? It must be a cool thing, but I don't know what it is!

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DUMBBELLE84 2/14/2014 11:30AM

    I was planning to get to Onederland by April 1, but here I am with the same realization... oops! But I'm sure we'll both be there by June, isn't that exciting?

I've always wanted to do Color me Rad. Won't be this year due to an injury so I'll have to live vicariously through you - be sure to post pics!!

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