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Friday, January 17, 2014


1. Strengthen core and lose inches.
2. Plan meals weekly and track nutrition 5-7 days of the week.
3. Strength train and circuit exercise a minimum 30 minutes 2x a week each
4. Yoga/stretching 3-4 x a week
5. Participate in all BLC challenges!

Organizing for today will be packing my suitcase! Saturday and Sunday I'll be organizing at Mom's.

Not consistently tracking every BLT is holding me back... I have a tendency to "forget" a few little bites here and there...

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GETTINGFIT4HIM 1/19/2014 2:52PM


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CHERIONE 1/18/2014 7:21AM

    Realistic and attainable. You can do it! emoticon

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MOMMY2TWO07 1/17/2014 8:55PM

    Good list of goals and we are gonna be here to support you in reaching them !

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Mighty Mochas!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hmmm, Looking back into June and my goals for this BLC are pretty much the same as BLC 22:

Lose 10 pounds
Lose inches
Tighten, tone and build muscle
Increase fitness level.

BLC 22 was pretty much a bust for me and I never really quite got into a rhythm to be a good participant. That is going to change this round and here is the Mighty Mocha Pledge to help me stay on track:


I am a powerful Mocha Hunter.
I can weather the storms.
I am fierce; I am fabulous; I am determined.
My tenacity comes in many forms.

I commit to my team members and myself,
To embrace accountability and strengths,
And vow to pursue clean eating and health,
And to obtain new heights and great lengths.

I shall rally with determination and grace,
Each and every time that I fall;
I will give of myself and support my friends,
And will extend a helping hand to all.

I will start each new day,
With commitment in my heart, I look to the future with pleasure,
For am I am a Mighty Mocha Hunter ; I am a Spark;
Yes, I am successful beyond measure!

Signed: Donna0256 aka Donna

I, Donna, also agree to follow the high expectations set forth by the Mighty Mocha Coaches in the areas of Nutrition, Fitness, and Participation. By being part of this team I understand it is part of my responsibility to my team to do my very best and to take the advice and help from my coaches to improve myself throughout the challenge!

Signed: Donna

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DIANE2110 9/24/2013 7:58AM

    WOW! Well done! emoticon

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Jump Into June

Monday, June 10, 2013

BLC 22 is under way and I am getting off to a slow start. The break between rounds was rough ~ I had surgery to remove bunions from my left foot, so starting this round I am still in a walking boot and have limited mobility. Hoping to get the all clear this week and see what fitness the dr will approve! I have been doing some light pilates/yoga and chair exercises, but am really ready to increase the minutes and intensity.

During the next twelve weeks I would:

Like to lose 10 pounds
Lose inches
Tighten, tone and build muscle

To accomplish this I need to get back to meal planning and tracking food. And add as much fitness back into my daily routine as possible. At the end of BLC 21, I probably averaged at least 350 minutes a week of various activities and I would like to get back to that level again.

An additional goal is to strive to get out and get at least 15 minutes of sunshine on the weekdays. It really energizes me and helps get that much needed Vit D. It's so hot here in the TX summer, outdoor fitness is tough, but I can go and pull weeds from the flower beds for at least 15 minutes - that's a win-win!

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GLASSART43 6/12/2013 1:17PM

    Sunshine works for me too - I'm much more likely to be active. I like your idea of pulling weeds for 15 minutes; goodness knows, I've plenty to pull!

As someone who had her exercise and nutrition together and then let it slide, the hardest part for me has just been to get started again.

Good luck, Donna. emoticon

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BKWERM 6/11/2013 3:49PM

    I agree with Jan. As long as you're doing something (tracking your food, for example), you will reach your goals.

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LADYJ6942 6/11/2013 8:20AM

    It may be slow going at first but I'm sure as we move through you'll pick up the pace excellently. Keep pushing!

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A-STRONGER-ME 6/11/2013 4:35AM

    DONNA - keep at it and don't worry about the slow start - you STARTED - that's the important thing.


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Somewhere over the Rainbow Weekend Challenge!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Message: This challenge will run from Friday through Tuesday.

Your goal is to get as many rainbows as you can during this time. Keep track of each full serving of freggies that you get each day and the colors. Each time a full rainbow is attained you earn one emoticon . Let's see who can earn the most rainbows!

We also have to climb up the rainbow so we can slide down to the emoticon . Every two miles of exercise (walk, run, elliptical) or 6 miles of bike or 30 minutes of other exercise gets you one color up on the rainbow. We are going to go with five colors since that is what we are using for freggies. Everytime you get to the top of the emoticon you get to slide down to emoticon . How many pots of gold can you collect?

The Pixie with the most rainbows and pots of gold will win a prize!

So come to the forest to let us know if you are participating in our weekend challenge. On Wed send message to the forest with how many emoticon and emoticon you have!

Good luck!


The Final Four....weeks

Monday, March 18, 2013

Part of this week's BLC21 - 12 Week Challenge is to look back at the Future Self blog and see how it's going.

I wanted my future self to: 1) lose 8 pounds, 2) lose inches, 3) increase cardio and log 1000 fitness minutes monthly, 4) have more energy.

Reviewing this last 8 weeks, I can say that with the exception of losing 8 pounds (only 3 , so far) my goals are pretty much on track. I have lost inches and definitely have more energy. Fitness minutes have become more consistent and I have logged at least 1000 minutes for January and February and am on track for March.

I wanted to be able to look back and say that I showed up every day, consistently and did not whine! Well, I can at least say, I've showed up consistently, but there has definitely been some whining. emoticon

The most important part of this 8 weeks, has been learning to track food. This was something that I been very inconsistent with. But it makes a HUGE difference. You can see where mistakes are made, how much indulgences affect's like Magic Pixie Dust!

I fell off track a bit in February with lots of indulgences and it has affected the weight loss. So going forward, I need to tighten up the clean eating and lay off sweets; continue to workout consistently and push my self to the next level safely.

So I will:

SHOW UP - everyday - consistently - like it's my job.
JUST DO IT - everyday - consistently - like it's my job.
NO WHINING - everyday - consistently! (I reserve the right to still whine a little bit okay - lol!)

Just Do It.

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BARBARAROSE54 3/19/2013 3:23PM


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MEINPROGRESS 3/19/2013 6:45AM

    Even if the scale isn't quite where you want it yet, you have accomplished a lot so far this round! Keep up the good work!

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BLOOIZEANGEL 3/19/2013 1:38AM

    Fantastic! Logging food can definitely work magic!

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ELIZINJAPAN 3/19/2013 12:03AM

    This is great! You are controlling the things you can control. Congrats on improving your tracking!!

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36ROCK 3/18/2013 11:36PM

    emoticon Your doing great, keep it up!

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JOYFUL452003 3/18/2013 10:16PM

    Great Blog. Keep up the good work.

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KNYAGENYA 3/18/2013 10:14PM

    Good for you!

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