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BLC25-Get Back Up Again

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Part of our WEC for BLC25 is to blog our back up plan for when we slip up, either food or fitness wise. The only thing that comes to mind is to get back in the game as quickly as possible. Do the next right thing so as not to make things worse. Keep moving forward and don't look back. It took me a few months to shake this plateau, but I didn't give up. I'm still here and finally losing weight again--making good choices and taking the next right step.

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FUSIONFITNESS3 5/12/2014 12:13AM

    emoticon on picking yourself up, dusting yourself off, and getting back in the game. emoticon

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RONI122 5/11/2014 9:03PM

    I agree Dawn. If we continue to dwell on our slip ups we will never move on. Congrats on continuing your journey. It feels good to when the scale finally moves after all the hard work. Congrats!

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BABYSTEPS123 5/11/2014 8:54AM

    Great job Dawn! It's so nice when you can look back on where you've been, and see that your persistence paid off! Getting back in the game is what it is all about! Bravo!

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BLC25-Week One Fitness Test

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Mother Nature cancelled my second row this morning--too windy to go out, whitecaps on the bay, boats bouncing wildly in the waves...At least our 7:30 row went and had a beautiful time! So I figured while I was all geared up and ready to go, I may as well tackle the WEC Fitness Test and scratch it off my list...

I decided to do the one mile run first (much to the dismay of my Boxer mix running partner, Tucker, who howled the whole time because he had to stay home--next time, buddy!) Running into the wind, my time was 11:45. Not my best, but not my worst. I'll take it. emoticon

Then I wore myself out with pushups and crunches--it is not an easy task doing either for a minute straight! Owie! emoticon And I had to find a twelve inch step...which turned out to be a little cooler in the garage for the three minute step--good heavens!! Took my heart rate--112--and called it done! emoticon

The good news is that I am tentatively excited and hopeful today! I'm back down to my last lowest weight before I plateaued and have a good feeling I'm back on the road to losing!! Sticking to the letter of my food plan...I can do this!! emoticon

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BABYSTEPS123 5/5/2014 9:50AM

    I think you are well on your way!

My 12-in step was my laundry detergent container! Glad it was strong!

Great job on your test ... think we could be running partners ... our times are similar!

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BLC25-I'm a Hot Mocha Maniac!

Thursday, May 01, 2014

I started back on this weight loss journey in November working Bob Harper's Skinny Rules and dropped seventeen pounds like nothing--BAM! Then, wall. I've fluctuated back and forth between three and four pounds, but still not going any lower and I'd about given up. Gah!! Then, a Spark friend mentioned the newest Biggest Loser Challenge coming up and I thought just maybe that would help give me the push I needed to break through this plateau and start losing again...It was certainly worth a shot! So I signed up, became a Hot Mocha Maniac, and am totally stoked for the weekly challenges to help us reach our goals!

My goals: I would LOVE to lose 12lbs over the course of the challenge--more would be even better. I don't understand why two pounds a week isn't happening for me, but if I could hit that 24lb loss, I would be over the moon!! emoticon

A fitness goal is to train for and run a 10k. I'm being a big chicken baby right now, not committing to signing up for a race just yet--I still have that voice in my head saying I can't do it--but I have a program printed out that I'm working and as I conquer that voice and get closer to realizing my training goal, I will commit and sign up for that race! emoticon

Another goal for the challenge is to be a twelve week streaker! I KNOW I can do that!! Let's do it!! emoticon I want to tackle each challenge and give 100%, really take advantage of everything our team has to offer emoticon

A NSV--get back into those size 10 (or 8!!) jeans and feel fabulous this summer!! emoticon I'm ready!!

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DEBBIEDAY 5/2/2014 9:36AM

    emoticon Whooo Hooo! You CAN do this because you ARE Ready to break through that wall.

I also tend to 'bungee 3-4 pounds after reaching a new lower number and sometimes (MOST) the time it takes finding a way to shake things up and the BLC sounds like it fits the bill!!!

Good luck this round!

You CAN do it and if you are looking for some new ideas/ inspiration the 'Skinny Rules' group has been updated and ready to ROCK this summer!!!

Be blessed!

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KELLIEBEAN 5/1/2014 10:10PM

    You can do anything you put your mind to. If you ever start to think, "I may not be able to do this", stop right there and do something, no matter how small to reach your goal.

Don't put off registering for that 10K, sign up now, that will keep you focused on your training plan.

Last year I got an email for a 10K. I was still working on finishing 5Ks so I hesitated but then signed up for the 10K. It was the best thing I ever did. It kept me on track with my training. I walked a little here and there during the race but I was so proud of myself. I had tears in my eyes when I crossed the finish line at my first 10K.

Keep moving forward!

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BILL60 5/1/2014 7:02AM

    If you maintain that determination, nothing can stop you.Hang tough!!

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Count Me Accountable Thursday

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Well, happy March everyone! This year needs to put on the brakes and just slow down a little, please?? I think we're in for an early spring, which is only making things go all the more faster--where was my snow this year? A disappointing winter, I have to say...I look out back and I see daffodils bravely poking through pawprint packed muddy earth. Silly's too soon and Tucker will surely trample them before they even have a chance to bloom. Sad...but not...Wondering what our new yard will be like? Will I have a flower bed safe from crushing, digging puppy feet? I was glad that I had decided not to go ahead and plant asparagus last year--it'd only be destroyed by my bouncing Boxer as he's completely torn down the entire garden fence and chewed up the posts, and I won't be here to reap any sort of harvest that might manage to survive Tucker in later years anyway. There's a reason for everything...

Okay, I'm hemhawing. This morning was my first weigh in and I'm not liking my scale at all. I might just have to leave it here when we move, the rotten, disagreeable piece of junk...It said I gained half a pound...really??? Sigh...Okay, MyFitnessPal may not be the program for me. Once you log in all your meals for the day and your exercise minutes, it tells you how many calories you have left for the day and how many more you've 'earned' from your fitness. So, in the back of my head, I have this little voice rationalizing that I can graze here and there--I have these calories left, it's fine, I'm good...Yeah, apparently it's not fine or good. Then the stupid Girl Scout cookies I ordered at bowling arrived last Saturday...fortunately they're almost gone. week I must do better.

I started physical therapy yesterday after a mild panic attack that morning--I didn't want to go. The older I get, I am seriously becoming more agoraphobic and anthropophobic (fear of people--I want to call that homophobia but in the context of homo sapiens, not's easier to say than anthropophobia, easier to spell too...) Or maybe it's neophobia...being afraid of new situations, places, or things. I am literally terrified of new situations and meeting new people. I had to take an Ativan to settle myself down as my husband and my friend, Missy, tried to talk some sense into me. Once medicated, I sucked it up and went. Miraculously I survived. No one killed me--whew! This is good since I have to go back today...

But, I'm not beating myself up over my lack of weight loss success this week since I'm still not able to exercise to my full potential. Okay, I don't need to eat every last calorie I have coming to me--that I can get under control...once those vile and evil Thin Mints are out of the house...And in a few more weeks I can start running again...patiently, patiently...I know I'll get there. It's all good. Stupid scale.

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    oh thin mints emoticon
I missed the snow too-wimpy winter!

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In a Fog

Friday, June 12, 2009

I don't know what it is head's just been fuzzy and out of sorts since I woke up. I did fine food and exercise wise--stayed well in my calorie range, I've had 13 glasses of water, did over 30 min ST this morning and another 45 on the elliptical after lunch. Still I feel like I'm in a daze for some reason and I can't seem to shake it. Tomorrow we are headed to Dollywood for the day--we've never been there before so I'm totally excited! I know our little boy will just love it! So, will have to get up early to get my yoga in before we have to hit the road...gotta get a good night's sleep in!! I hope all my Blue Teamies have had a great day! I know I've been quiet on the board today but I'm just out in my zone somewheres...I'll catch up with everyone over the weekend!!
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