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Twelve week BLC goals

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

This is my third BLC and what I hope to accomplish this round (besides a 15 pound weight loss) is to be able to do that 20 minutes of exercise every day and get a handle on portion sizes. At the end of 12 weeks, I want to be able to continue good habits and continue to lose the weight and get fitter and healthier.

Also, I hope to get Honey on board. He just got home from the doctor's after suffering for a few weeks with back pain. His weight is at an all time high, which is not helping with the back issues. Healthy eating and exercise will do us both good!

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EABL81 9/23/2014 10:05PM

    Sounds like you have some solid goals - that's great! So clue me in, please - what' "BLC"?

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BERKCHIK 9/23/2014 11:10AM

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JAROL7 9/23/2014 10:18AM

    Good luck on your plan. Read the article at the end of my blog on my SparkPage.

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It is a Journey

Thursday, September 18, 2014

It's been two years since I joined Sparkpeople, full of ups and downs weight-wise and personally. I edited my Sparkpage this morning, and realized that my original starting weight was 23 pounds more than today! I was shocked...and encouraged to keep working at it. I had forgotten where I started and even though there have been many ups and downs, I'm still headed in the right direction. emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 9/19/2014 7:32AM

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BERKCHIK 9/18/2014 8:00PM

    Yay! -and, we're so glad you're here! :)

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NHES220 9/18/2014 11:43AM

    Congratulations! Way to go!

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BABYSTEPS123 9/18/2014 11:36AM

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CHANGING-TURTLE 9/18/2014 11:00AM

    emoticon on the weight loss emoticon , now keep up the good work emoticon emoticon

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Busy summer

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

So far this summer I:

Haven't had a vacation

Lost my job (makes up for the lack of vacation?)

Lost my spark.

I know I won't be taking a vacation. I hope to have a new permanent job soon. I need to get my spark back. Looking forward to the discipline and accountability BLC 26 has to offer before I undo all the good that's been done so far...

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KENWANNE2013 8/23/2014 7:40PM

    Sorry to hear about your job. Glad to see you are posting... when your spark energy is low, you can always draw on the energy of your spark friends xxx

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GARDENCHRIS 8/21/2014 7:35AM

    sorry about the job..... all the best in finding something quickly

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    Been missing you! Love the new pictures!! You are sooooo cute and pretty~ (beautiful teeth too of course) You'll get another job in no time- your skills are in high demand. It's just a matter of when and where- not if. Sorry it hasn't been a great summer and I hope the future is a lot brighter. I know being here will help. It keeps me from totally sinking into oblivion~ I get seriously depressed at times and this keeps me afloat. HUGS.

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EABL81 8/20/2014 9:13PM

    Cheri, I'm so sorry that you've had such a rough summer. I've missed you, but you have to put your energies where you need to. Good luck with the job hunt. We'll still be here whenever you're ready. You've still go the spark - it just may be smoldering at the moment, ready to burst back into flame when you've sorted through the job situation.

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BERKCHIK 8/20/2014 8:11PM

    wish you the best- in the job search and with your spark. you're here checking in and that is half the battle! emoticon

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BABYSTEPS123 8/20/2014 4:11PM

    Cheri -- glad you're back, glad you have some job prospects ... sorry about the vacation! It's tough when life hand you a lemon ... but you know what to do with that! emoticon

Your bright page with the glorious sunflower reminds me of you! You add sunshine and smiles wherever you go! emoticon

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MAGGIEVAN 8/20/2014 3:23PM

    Good on you for getting your priorities right. Find the good in every day and have a solid action plan for finding that perfect job. Both my husband and I were in the same boat last year, so I understand.

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The BLC Fitness Test

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Today I took the Fitness Test
Its very plain to see
That fit I am not very much
But that's not what's to be

I crunched, I stepped, I walked, I pushed
The numbers were not good
But this is only week number one
I did the best I could

What will I do to up my game?
I'll track, I'll count, and sweat it out
And check with me twelve weeks from now
I'll be smaller, stronger, doubt!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 6/21/2014 1:18AM

    Creative! Looking forward to hearing about the results at the end of the 12 weeks.

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    You've inspired me to challenge myself to something for 12 weeks. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EABL81 5/4/2014 10:54PM


You can do it!!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 5/4/2014 7:27PM

    Lovely poem! emoticon

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MRLDCTYGRL 5/4/2014 7:13PM

    You're so cute, you CAN do it!!!

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2BDYNAMIC 5/4/2014 7:04PM

    Here is the good news ........ You said the numbers were not good ........... That means it is all UP from here ............. any improvement is progress in the making toward your victory!! emoticon emoticon Be encouraged ....... you can do it!!

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BABYSTEPS123 5/4/2014 6:20PM

    Bravo Cheri! You are so clever!! Up, up , up you'll go! emoticon

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I still do not camp but...

Sunday, April 27, 2014

... put me in an RV with an indoor shower; queen-sized bed (with a pillow top mattress); cable tv to watch the hockey playoffs; indoor bathroom with a shower and plenty of hot water; birdies singing outside my window instead of an alarm clock; beautiful mountains to hike nearby; and fresh mountain air to breathe... And we'll talk about it. It was a good weekend. emoticon

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RONI122 6/21/2014 1:45PM

    No way Cheri! Camping is a huge Tent that you can stand up in with front screen porch. Outside cooking eggs and bacon on the open fire with the smell of coffee brewing off to the side. Although a hot shower at the campsite is very helpful. Oh yeah I love camping!

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    Oh yeah me likee. Glad you enjoyed. emoticon

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EABL81 4/28/2014 10:44PM

    That's not camping - that's a hotel on wheels!

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GARDENCHRIS 4/28/2014 7:14AM

    see it wasn't so bad! I've done tent and camper pop up camping... it was a cheap vacation when raising 4 boys who loved being outside. they would sleep outside all summer in the camper, i'd have to wake them up for school, during the first month before it got to cold to sleep outside.

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THRIVE2DAY 4/28/2014 5:55AM

    emoticon Let your light shine! emoticon

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BABYSTEPS123 4/28/2014 12:24AM

    Fancy camping! Sounds perty darn nice!

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SMITTY4RL 4/27/2014 7:23PM

    That would be my idea of a good time, lol. You should check out 'glamping'--it's kind of a ritzy, hotel feel to your tent w/all the amenities of home.

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MAMACAPPI 4/27/2014 5:52PM

    Sounds like my kind of camping!

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2BDYNAMIC 4/27/2014 4:42PM

    emoticon Good for you and sounds like weather was nice too--birdies singing .......... emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 4/27/2014 4:22PM

  All the comforts of home...that would be me, too!

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