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BLC 26 Coming Down the Road

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

We are at the end of the first week of BLC 26 and I have put this off and put it off some more. I have a terrible history of an all or nothing attitude and I am in a comfort zone right now which equates to a "nothing" attitude.

Kicking the "nothing" to the curb and moving over to "all".

I have high expectations for this round of BLC.

1) 15 pounds!
2) Exercise 6 days every week with Sunday off to let the body rest.
3) Count every bite, lick and taste. I know an old idea but it works for me. emoticon
4) Support my team with daily activity on the team board.
5) Drive this beast to the finish line!
6) Keep a visual image present at all times of crossing the finish line.


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VISUALLYRICS 9/23/2014 11:48AM

    YES, emoticon Cheering for ya!! emoticon emoticon

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This Tells the Story. . . . . . . . .

Monday, August 18, 2014

This pic tells the story of my BLC 25 journey!

I have always believed that your body will achieve what your mind tells it to! At the beginning of every new week I jot down on a note what my weight goal is for the week and I put it on my computer right where it is in my face all week. I also visualize the number and the excitement I am going to feel when I reach that goal. My subconscious mind knows what to do and it goes to work. IT ALWAYS WORKS!!!!

I keep these little notes to remind me of the journey. After BLC 25 ended I took a break and put my notes away. This morning in prep for the next round I wanted to wrap up where I had been and where I wanted to go next.

You know, I met every goal I set for myself and then some. WOW!!!! There are three things here that played into my overwhelming success: 1) The BLC and the incredible tools that are made available to us. 2) I seriously thought about what my goals were and then put them down. 3) Those little notes recorded every success and drove me to the next point.

We had an incredibly successful 25th round and I am doing a happy dance.


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    This makes me very excited for BLC 26 - my first one. And congrats to you!

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VISUALLYRICS 8/18/2014 5:03PM

emoticon's to more progress in the next round!

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In the ZONE

Monday, July 21, 2014

I am in the zone and I feel like I can do anything! The "zone" is the place you go when everything is right: Tracking every BLT, working your exercise plan, eating yummy yummy nutritious foods, hanging with your SP friends and loosing weight.

It is the zone that enables me to be successful in my weight loss journey and it is the zone that will keep me going with maintenance. I have always been able to find it but not maintain it for any significant amount of time. I think my longest period was one year.

We are swiftly approaching the end of Biggest Loser Challenge #25 and there is a significant gap before round 26 begins. My plan for staying in the ZONE:

1) Track every BLT every day even when I find foods that are not the very best choice.
2) Continue to work my written exercise plan which adds up to strength training and/or cardio 5-6 days a week.
3) Hang with my new Mocha Maniac friends. They are outstanding people and make me want to be a better person.
4) Enjoy the journey!

I am feeling strong and happy and this is the place I always want to be!!!!

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RONI122 7/21/2014 1:51PM

    Awesome Lisa! Your "ZONE" has been well noticed this round! Keep up the great work during the "break". When BLC 26 starts your progress will show! Bring on the heavy weights! Oh yeah baby!

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 7/21/2014 11:48AM

    Miss sparking with you but LOVE seeing how focussed you are on your fitness and health journey my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VISUALLYRICS 7/21/2014 11:00AM

    emoticon You're keeping it emoticon and yes emoticon emoticon

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Where Did it Go?????

Friday, July 18, 2014

Week 12 of the Biggest Loser Challenge 25! Several adages come to mind like “time flies when you are having fun” or “where did the time go”. Looking back I would say “time flies when you are having fun” BUT I don’t believe I would have considered the journey fun while still in the trenches of the 12 weeks.

Where did the 12 weeks go and what exactly did I do with them?

My great motivator at the onset was “A year from now, you will wish you had started TODAY.” Karen Lamb

This had a profound affect on me and launched me into what I call “the zone”. You know that zone: the one where you are so single minded that nothing can deter you from your goal. The one where you make mistakes but you get up, bush off and move on down the road to success. The one where friends support you and help you thru the rocks and the sludge. The one where you absolutely know that this journey was meant to be and you are going to finish it.

I joined the pre BLC warm up for three weeks so I am going to call my journey 15 weeks.

In 15 weeks I have:

* Lost 15.5 pounds.

* Moved out of my self destructive fog (amen sister). You know the one where you eat 2 dozen freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, wipe your hands on your bumm and completely forget what you have just done. Not to forget the 2 cups of whole milk you also downed.

* The “too small” pants that I could not pour myself into (but did anyway) now fit and BTW they are a size 10. Thinking I should have been wearing at least a 14.

* Kicked the old daily “Coke” to the curb FINALLY. Something finally went off in my head about the sludge that I was pouring into my body on a very daily basis. I AM COKE FREE!!!!

* Hiked to Elephant Rock not once but twice which BTW is a climb of 1100 vertical feet and I did it in about 90 minutes. Granted on the first one Paul was my cheerleader and I would never have made it without him pushing me onto victory. WTG Paul!

* Done 25 push-ups! Whew, may not sound like much but let me tell you my body says it is tough.

* We rode over 2,000 miles on our motorcycles in 8 days. That is a test of endurance and strength. I would never had made it thru the wind, the long days and the heat in my “previous” state of mind and body.

* Two weeks of vacation and no weight gain!! My Mom really tried but I hung on and resisted some really yummy and fattening goodies. Love you Mom!!!!

* Returned from vaca and got right back with my real life. Fresh fruits and veggies, low carb and good portions. Yahoo!!!!

* Walk and strength train 5-6 days every week. Not buff by any stretch of the imagination but my heart is much happier and so is my mind.

* You know, fruits and veggies have never been my friends and I have never been able to truly sustain eating them. I have always thrown away more than I eat and that is sad, sad, sad. NOT THE CASE ANYMORE! I have finally found a sustainable method and that would be green smoothies. Lots of yummy frozen fruit and spinach blended together and I am slamming them back.

* Met all of my goals for the round and even slam dunked some of them. Why? Because of the BLC and the Mocharitas!!!!

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 7/21/2014 11:50AM

    WOW! You are rockin' your zone Chickey! emoticon That's a whole lot of emoticon kicked to the curb!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 7/20/2014 11:27PM

    You've been my inspiration this round. Reading all you have accomplished this round in one blog, I know clearly why! You have been every so successful. Not only were you positive, cheering us on, and encouraging each of us but your were living the life. You were being an example to each one of us. Have so enjoyed being a Mocharita with you. Proud to stand beside you! Hope to see you around next round.

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BABYSTEPS123 7/20/2014 6:16PM

    You are amazing my friend! So glad to have been a part of your wild ride this round! You've inspired us all with your enthusiasm, drive, and determination! Keep it coming!

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VISUALLYRICS 7/18/2014 12:33PM

    ((Chickey!!)). . .a happy mind/ happy body is emoticon emoticon so proud of you!
....::::25 pushups emoticon is nothing to sneeze at, and 15.5# kicked to the curb???
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It is a "Mojo" Kind of Thing!

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Those of you who know me are probably saying right now "Oh no she is on that mojo thing again".

Yup it is a refrain that I frequently mutter but I have held back on this round of BLC until I could really identify what "Mojo" is for me and why it is so important.

This picture really sums it up for me and creates feelings and emotions that I find difficult to express or explain.

Mojo is the inner core of who I am and I lose her when she is buried under fat and unhappiness. I know she exists under the layers but I can't feel or see her which makes me very sad. She is the part of me that is confident, thin, happy and self expressive. She makes me stand out in a crowd because I know who I am when she is in attendance.

I have this picture on my office wall and I look at it when I am doing those rotten triceps dips and push ups. I know that every time I do something good for me that Ms. Mojo is coming to the forefront. She is just waiting for me to come and rescue her.

I am 14 pounds closer and only 9 pounds away from when this picture was taken which by the way is on the northern California coast. We have a bike trip planned to this exact spot this summer and I am working feverishly to reunite with Ms. Mojo. I am beginning to hear her whisper to me and we are not far from being reunited.

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BABYSTEPS123 6/5/2014 11:14PM

    You are so close! emoticon

Love your picture! How inspiring! Great blog!

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CHERIONE 6/5/2014 10:29PM

    Go for it girl!

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VISUALLYRICS 6/5/2014 3:17PM

    Love your blog, Chickey! ...looking forward to celebrating with you when you have your reunion!
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I know that over-the-top elated feeling when you reunite! Nothing can quite describe how wonderful it IS to be just who you are...:::YOU are worth it!

.....:::::Cheering for you! ~ Laura emoticon

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