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BLC19~D22W4~More Positive Today

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I realize yesterday's blog post was not very positive. That just goes with the territory of the ups and downs of life I guess.

Today the sun is shining and I made myself get on the elliptical for 30 minutes as well as do 20 minutes of strength training. This is my TNT (tight 'n tone) for the BLC19 since I most likely won't get to this tomorrow. I was losing steam 1/2 way through my elliptical workout today, but I pressed on and finished. I want to be able to build my stamina up so that I can move up to the Intermediate 2 level program on my elliptical. I just need to keep doing it and I will get there. I've done it before and I will do it again.

emoticonFor those losing steam or those of you who are just discouraged, my advice is to try something new. A new exercise, a new healthy snack or meal, maybe even a different schedule. I am toying around with all of these things to help jump-start myself on a better road to getting fit and healthy. No time like the present to make that change! emoticon

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GOPINTOS 5/16/2012 9:37PM

    Thanks for sharing!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Dr Oz Show Fans Team

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LIGHTONMYFEET7 5/16/2012 5:33PM

    Love the idea - TRY SOMETHING NEW!! Definitely HELPS!!! Great job getting it done!

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BLC19~D21W3~Tired Of The 'Uns' In My Life

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

It is a dreary, dark and rainy day here in Eastern PA. I've had a difficult time getting motivated to do anything today. My eating habits have not been good and I feel tired. I am fed up with all the 'uns' in my life: unhappy, unfit, unflattering, unable, unacceptable, unaccountable, unachieved, unadaptable, unappealing, uncomplimentary, unattainable, uncertain, unchangeable, unimproved.

I need turn those un's around to read: happy, fit, flattering, able, acceptable, accountable, achieved, adaptable, appealing, complimentary, attainable, certain, changeable, and improved.

Lately I haven't had the motivation or energy to get back into my exercise routine like I have wanted to. I'm going into Week 4 of the BLC19 and I know tomorrow mornings weigh-in there will definitely be a gain on the scale. I am angry with myself. I need to dig deep inside me and find the willpower and motivation that kicked me into gear last year when I lost 10 lbs. Change. I have to change. My bad eating habits, my lack of sleep, my lack of a firm schedule around the house and my lack of planning.

Although I am tired today and just wanted to lay in bed and read a book, I forced myself to get on the elliptical for 30 minutes. I still feel tired, but am glad I did some exercise. My entire family was sick and my 5 year old is just getting over it today. I'm just hoping this tiredness isn't a sign of me coming down with the sinus/cold/coughing everyone else in my house has had.

This post is kind of a downer.....I know, believe me. I like to post positive, encouraging things. But today I just felt the need to get the negativity out so I can focus on the positive and move on. I hate that I know what I need to do, but don't do it. I'm more than frustrated with myself. So here's to starting week 4 of BLC19 and making the remaining weeks much more prosperous than the 1st 3 weeks have been for me. Looking forward..... emoticon

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HOLDINGMYOWN 5/16/2012 10:46PM

    emoticon emoticon sometimes negatives can turn to positives because you can see the things you DO NOT want to do to yourself~~ emoticon

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 5/15/2012 7:12PM

    Hang in there...take it one day at a time!

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LIGHTONMYFEET7 5/15/2012 4:15PM

    Keep writing....get those Negative thoughts out ....and know that you are not alone....

Hugs to you...certainly hope you are HEALTHY and not catching what everyone else has had...

and....WEEK 4...can start NEW for you....
Don't stress over yesterday..just look at the RIGHT NOW!!



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MRSTABER 5/15/2012 2:57PM

    Just the fact that you got on that elliptical means that you have the will to do it and that you are a truly remarkable person! Don't give up! Sometimes we fall of f the's just us being human. Get back up, dust yourself offf, and know that we are cheering for you! emoticon

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Weigh-In Day.....1.4 lbs lost. Small steps, small victories. I am happy with that and hoping for another pound next week.

I did my TNT today because Thursdays are one of my busiest days of the week. I also did 30 minutes on the elliptical, but I did not do as full-force of a workout that I usually do. It was a dreary and damp day and I was lucky to even motivate myself to do the 1 hour of working out that I did. That is a victory; just getting done what I needed to. I also have 100 fitness minutes for May already, so that is kind of making me smile emoticon

If you're doing the BLC and didn't lose this week, DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED! Just focus on your eating and get that exercise in and the results will start to show! emoticon

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EDUCGRAD 5/13/2012 7:38PM

    Way to go on your weight loss emoticon

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GOPINTOS 5/4/2012 3:58PM

    Doing great!!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Dr Oz Show Fans Team

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REALITYCHECK86 5/4/2012 3:08PM

    That is awesome!! I am one of those BLC-ers that GAINED weight instead of losing! But I have not lost hope and have since found even GREATER dedication to this program! I can feel little things changing in my body and I'm really hoping for a scale victory next week!
Keep up the good work and thanks for your encouragement!!

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FEDGIRL4 5/3/2012 12:53PM

    1.4 is a lot to be proud of. Like the turtle, slow and steady wins the race.

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BLC19~D5W1~My 12-Week Plan

Sunday, April 29, 2012


(S)pecific- (M)easurable- (A)ttainable- (R)ealistic- (T)rackable
Over the next 12 weeks I would like to make a habit of exercising on my elliptical 3 x's a week or more for 30 minutes each time. I would like to incorporate SP strength training videos 3 x's a week (or more) so I can get toned and build strength. I need to focus on eating healthier and not giving into the junk. Freggies as snacks would really help me lower my weight if I could just reach for them instead of the higher calorie goodies. I also need to get back in the habit of filling up the 'pitcher' of water daily and trying to make that water disappear by the end of each day.
When I get control of my eating habits and make exercise a part of my routine, I know I will lose the 10 lbs I want to during this 12 week challenge. I will need the support and motivation from my team mates and will return the same to them.
Lastly, I need to remind myself that it takes time to put on the pounds and it will take time to get rid of them. I just need to focus and concentrate on the goal. I must be easy on myself when I mess up and get 'back on the horse' to continue on this healthy journey.

Best Wishes to ALL of the BLC19 Teams! You Can Do This!

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REALITYCHECK86 4/30/2012 10:04AM

    Good goals! I know you can do it!

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INIT2LIVEIT 4/30/2012 5:01AM

    Great blog! Nice to see your strong start the the BLC

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BMW9295 4/29/2012 8:17PM

    Amazing ... what a great plan. I know you can do... we all can.

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SONYALATRECE 4/29/2012 7:10PM

    You can do it!
Best wishes!


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

emoticon of The Biggest Loser Challenge #19 (aka BLC19).


I went on a 40 minute walk with my dog and had to do the TNT (Tight 'N Tone) Thursday challenge today because tomorrow I will not be home enough to do it (I hope that is okee-dokee?) After I entered my fitness minutes for the day, I decided to make myself a little avatar online:

The Tight End bit is the 'Inter-Team' I am on within the Teal Troopers, my BLC Team this round. I was a Crimson Butterfly in BLC17, so I wish my former team mates much success this round! This challenge runs for 12 weeks, so hopefully by the middle of July I will be 10+ pounds less!

My Goals This Round:

1-Drink 64 ozs water daily
2-Get in at least 10 mins of exercise daily
3-Do the TNT every week
4-Make healthy eating choices
5-Workout on the elliptical at least 3x's a week for 30 mins each time

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INIT2LIVEIT 4/26/2012 1:25AM

    Nice! You have a plan. I am sure this round will go much better for you

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40BY0830 4/25/2012 4:18PM

  Great goals, and good luck from a current Crimson Butterfly!

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GETFITNLEAN 4/25/2012 3:44PM

    BLC19 is a team here on SparkPeople and they run 12 week challenges throughout the year. The team makes their own rules up, that's why I was asking if doing the challenge for tomorrow was okay to complete today.

emoticon to SparkPeople!

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BMW9295 4/25/2012 3:30PM

    Question: Are you actually speaking of the tv show "Biggest Loser"

I am not sure about doing today what would be for tomorrow? I wish it would work, but just try to get some activity in tomorrow if at all possible.

It is great that you have a a plan in place and have goals. I am working on mine as well as I just signed up for the site yesterday.

Good luck and keep us posted!

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