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Board Games Week

Friday, February 01, 2013

It's board games week on the BLC, and we're playing BINGO for the weekend challenge. Some of the squares are easy to fill out, such as laugh. I have 2 silly toddlers in the house. It's guaranteed they'll do or say something funny over the weekend. Others are going to be more difficult such as post a GOYBAD square. I never know what music to link to. :-( But I really want to black out the board this weekend, so I guess I'll just have to figure it out, lol.

  
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XXMILAXX 2/5/2013 5:43AM

    Have those toddlers sing you some songs! Lol emoticon

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HEALTH4LYFE 2/2/2013 9:24PM

    I imagine with two toddlers there are LOTS of laughs, even when you may know you shouldn't. Glad to hear your house is on the mend and I know you can black out your BINGO card. I still have a few squares which need addressing. emoticon

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GRACIEC 2/1/2013 1:03PM

    Clever! LOL
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Note to teenage self:

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Dear teenage self,

I know it is glorious that Mom started stocking the pantry with goodies: candies, chocolate covered granola bars, nuts, and pop. That does not mean you need to grab a couple of snacks and a pop every evening as you enter your room to read. The extra calories cause a 10 pound weight gain each year. That's not a good thing! It's better to grab an apple and glass of water from upstairs to enjoy with your book, or a nice hot cup of tea. Avoid the pop and high-calories snacks! Oh and going for a walk every afternoon is a good idea as well.

  
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SEBASTIANALADY 2/4/2013 8:43AM

  Too funny. I can't go back and tell my 20 and 30 something self she is making poor choices. All I can try to do is listen for the whisperings of my future 60 year old self telling me that the hard choices I make today are worth it.

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ZOORHO 1/30/2013 12:19AM

    Too bad we don't listen to ourselves

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HEALTH4LYFE 1/27/2013 4:22PM

    We had a pantry in the basement, and also our bedrooms were there too! Know exactly what you are saying! Great job on the blog! Let's use that wisdom we have now to bring ourselves closer to our goals. emoticon

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GREENKATS 1/27/2013 2:26PM

    Haha. That CURSED pantry! Too bad mom and dad didn't LOCK the stupid thing. emoticon

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HIKER-SQUIRREL 1/27/2013 10:23AM

    emoticon great advice!
So hard to resist junk when we are kids, or appreciate how quickly all those calories add up.

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GRACIEC 1/26/2013 9:40PM

    Amazing how easily a bad habit could have been replace with a good habit! You know it now!
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DWEBI09 1/26/2013 5:23PM

    Wish we could go back and tweak some things!

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CHERYLN 1/26/2013 4:01PM

    It's hard to resist the treats at that age when they are right in your face. Maybe that good walk would have counteracted the effects of the treats. Oh well, you've got control of that situation now.

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PRACHI17 1/26/2013 1:48PM

    great advice

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SINGER73 1/26/2013 1:13PM

    That is awesome advice. I wished I would have followed it as a teenager.

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NANCYPAT1 1/26/2013 12:02PM

    Great idea to send your teenaged self that message. Now if the teens today get it, they won't be here when they get to our age.

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Avoiding Holiday Gain

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Goal: avoid the holiday gain.

Method: I don't feel like picking up tracking again during the holidays, but I've had quite a bit of success limiting my eating to meals only in the past. So the rule: eat only at mealtimes. If I want a cookie I can save one to eat with dinner. The only exceptions will be the 7th (our only Christmas party), the 20th (my birthday), and Christmas Day itself. Snacking is my biggest bane - it's when I splurge on sugary treats. That should solve 80% of the problems I'm having right now.

Accountability: I'll also participate in the Ninja break challenges and continue to weigh myself weekly.

  
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JEANINNEWCASTLE 11/28/2012 12:53AM

  It looks like you have a very good plan! I'd love to hear how it works out.

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SEBASTIANALADY 11/27/2012 5:32PM

  I'm definitely a holiday food justifier. For me, tracking is essential. Otherwise, I'll eat each meal as if it's a feast, instead of just the actual feasts.

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SINGER73 11/26/2012 6:31PM

    I think it's smart to only eat a meal times. Snacking is my downfall also.

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GRACIEC 11/26/2012 12:31AM

    If you're not going to track, at least plan ahead! I sounds like you are doing that with your "special" days - but planning your menu also will help make those meals healthier options! Good luck!
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POETLKNG2LOSE 11/25/2012 10:09PM

    Good for you that sounds like a good plan. So far i haven't went really overboard for snacks. I do like to have my chocolate though. Good luck with your plan. Maybe trying to do other things with your hands would help too. emoticon

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Aim to hit the target

Monday, October 22, 2012

Well this hasn't been my best round ever, but not perhaps the worst either. What is it about fall that causes everything to go haywire? I've definitely fallen off track, and don't expect to lose the 10-15 pounds by Christmas. That's alright. I'll get back on track!

Goal: Track my intake and walk at least 6 days a week.

  
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FITMAY 10/27/2012 10:08AM

    Concise and attainable... emoticon
May emoticon

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HEALTH4LYFE 10/24/2012 9:19PM

    Smart, simple emoticon and short goal! You can do it and maybe since the fall has gone haywire for you, right now, the simpler the better

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GOODGETNBETR 10/24/2012 12:29AM

    Hey, as long as you don't give up. emoticon

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SEBASTIANALADY 10/23/2012 8:09AM

  I'm finding that the more consistent I am about tracking food, the wiser the choices I make. I try to keep an eye on the remaining calories and think in terms of how much that gives me for each meal. Lots of veggies on the plate.



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SINGER73 10/22/2012 10:18AM

    Just do the best that you can and a little more and you will see results

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LOSE4LIFE47 10/22/2012 10:08AM

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BLC 20 Goal and Plan

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Goal: Lose between 10 and 15 pounds by December 15th

Method: Track my food daily
Follow the zig-zag calorie range for my age, height, weight, and activity level
Walk 1-3 miles 6-7 days a week
Give good faith effort at participating in the BLC challenges

Reward: New jeans, slacks, and skirts
Finish project weight loss and move into maintenance mode. emoticon

  
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CHEEKYCHERRY1 9/16/2012 7:18PM

  Great goals with a great method mapped out to achieve them. emoticon

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SEBASTIANALADY 9/16/2012 8:49AM

  This sounds like a great goal. And it sounds like you have smart steps to get there.

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FITMAY 9/15/2012 11:05PM

    emoticon I know you will reach your goal this year!
Then maintenance! emoticon
May

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DWEBI09 9/15/2012 9:53PM

    I picture both of us in maintenance mode. I see it! Believe it! emoticon

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FITLIKENIC 9/15/2012 9:22PM

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