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BLC25 Week 12

Monday, July 21, 2014

The best thing about this round for me was joining a new team and getting to know some new SparkFriends. It's been a busy 12 weeks and I haven't been around as much as I would like to but I know I can still come to the boards and check in with everyone. I found out that I do well with self made challenges, as long as I am honest with myself about what I need to work on!

My NSV for this challenge: even though I was out of town from Thursday until Sunday, I still did what I could for the challenge so I would get some points for participation! It would have been so easy to make excuses and not make an effort but I am slowly realizing that the only one I hurt by making choices like that is myself.

My plan for between rounds (which will include a vacation):

Consistently exercise 60 min per day, 5 days per week; can be Cardio, ST, yoga or a combination of all three
Continue to log all food and beverages and work on staying in my calorie range
Log in to SP each day to track my progress
keep working towards 100 pushups!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

2BERUNNING 7/22/2014 12:35PM

    Great blog and I'm so glad you were with us this round :)

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ZANNACHAN 7/22/2014 12:33AM

    I'm glad that I was on the team with you, though I was also not around as much as I'd like. It sounds like CAMO was a really good fit for you.

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Week 6 Fitness Test Results

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I did better at everything! Still room for improvement though.

pushups 29/1 min
crunches 52/1 min
1 mile walk/15 min 20 sec
pulse after 3 min step ups/92 bpm

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ZANNACHAN 6/11/2014 11:10AM

    Whoo hoo! Way to go!

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2BERUNNING 6/11/2014 9:50AM

    emoticon Job!

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Week 1 Fitness Test Results

Friday, May 02, 2014

I wasn't unhappy with my results but I know I can do better. I did push myself though. I try to follow the plan but always drop out by week 4.

pushups 25/1 min
crunches 43/1 min
1 mile walking: 16min
pulse after 3min stepups: 98

Room to improve!

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SCRAPPY_RN 5/2/2014 4:56PM

    Looking Good ~ our numbers were very similiar

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2BERUNNING 5/2/2014 8:38AM

    You can do it!

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DEBSZOO74 5/2/2014 12:03AM

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BLC 22 S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Goal: To lose 20lbs in 12 weeks

Steps to Attain Goal: I will control my eating, especially portion sizes and late night snacking.
I will exercise at least 5 days per week, including strength training at least 3 days per week.
I will limit my alcohol intake.

Measure/Track: I will weigh in each Wednesday and recheck body measurements every 4 weeks.

I plan to acheive my goal by being consistent with exercise and healthy eating, tracking all food intake and visiting my team message boards for support and encouragement!

Goal Date: end of BLC22, August 28th

Rewards: Feeling stronger, leaner and lighter! I also plan to buy a new SparkPeople DVD (I love Coach Nicole!) if I lose 10lbs by the halfway point, July 17th.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BECKYSKEL 6/12/2013 9:17AM

    Great goals and I love how SMART they are!!! You can do this and I know that you will.

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GSDMOMMA 6/10/2013 10:01AM

    emoticon I like how part of your reward is how you will feel!

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GRACIEC 6/9/2013 12:15AM

    emoticon Good goals!

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FREELADY 6/8/2013 11:48PM

    Great blog! I love your concrete, specific approach. And a relevant reward! You are on the path to success!

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CHUNKYMONKEY36 6/8/2013 2:14PM

    These are awesome goals and it looks like you have a well thought out plan. That limited wine is hard for me but I know it can tanks my other efforts so I think about that before I drink!

Good luck with the round and reaching your goals- you will do awesome!

Andrea - Silver Spies

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My Progress So Far

Monday, February 11, 2013

I am feeling very strong right now. I know I am not back to the level I was before last October, and still have the holiday pounds to lose, but I feel so much better. Exercise is my priority now. Instead of making excuses, I just do it, to quote the ad. I've found I can carve out a 20-30 minute walk or a 45 min ST session most days. Every little bit counts. I save the longer workouts for the days when I have more time. I still can't get over the fact that I like working out!
When it comes to my eating, I am making smart choices and eating the right portions 85% of the time. I would like to get that number a little bit higher. I have found that I can't be too strict with my diet or I rebel. The thing I am struggling with the most is sugar. Over and over I make the mistake of eating 'just one piece' of candy or 'just one' cookie. Everytime it leads to a minor or major binge of sugary foods. I am not drawn to these foods as a rule, but once I taste one, it is all I can think about it. It is almost like a drug addiction! Except I don't feel good when I eat it. I plan to work really hard on this habit over the next few weeks. Lately I've been reminding myself of how hard I've been working out whenever I feel like 'having just one'. Sometimes that reminder is enough, sometimes I take the plunge anyway. I wish that someday I could have just one. But for now, I have to be realistic and try to resist!
I have been much more active on my BLC team this time around. I try and check in at least once each day. In past rounds, I never made it a priority even though posting frequently is strongly advised. I've enjoyed getting to know my teammates and sharing in their victories and struggles. It has helped me to read that others are struggling with similar issues. It is also helpful to have a place to go and share my own struggles. I'm thankful for my Ninjas!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ZIGFISH 2/12/2013 7:58AM

    Congrats on finishing the challenge. Your blog speaks right to me!

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FREELADY 2/12/2013 4:29AM

    Your focus and stick-to-it process are inspiring! We can do this!

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GRACIEC 2/12/2013 12:54AM

    Great job finishing the challenge! I understand where you're at with your progress! I'm in the same boat!

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HOLISTIC5 2/11/2013 6:55PM

    emoticon with getting to the end of this challenge. It wasn't easy !!!

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CHERYLN 2/11/2013 6:54PM

    You are not alone with that problem with sugar. I, for one, am in the same boat. You are doing great on the challenge! keep up your hard work.

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HIKER-SQUIRREL 2/11/2013 6:37PM

    Congratulations on finishing the challenge! emoticon

You are making great progress. emoticon

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