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BLC20 Goals and such! (Updated w/pics)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Here we go!

8/12/12- My dad is coming into town this weekend for Louisville Cardinals football game and I am so excited! But when I am around my parents I tend to get off track! We are tailgating at my friends awesome spot before the game so I really need to watch my calories! Then we are going to dinner so again... make smart decisions! :) Then Sunday is a baby shower so lots of goodies. I will stay away from all breads and sugars!! I can do it!

8/19/12- My nephews bday week! I am picking him up on 9/23 and taking him on a train ride!! He will be turning 5 so I know he will be super excited! Lots of treats and I will need to make smart decisions. On the plus side I am sure I will be doing a lot of walking and playing with him so I will be getting SOME exercise!

8/26/12- This is the week before I leave for vacation so I want to be diligent with my nutrition and exercise.

10/3/12- I leave for vacation this weekend!! I will make at least one meal at the condo. Limit Carbs and Sugar. Workout every morning.

10/10/12- Still on Vacation!!!! AND my birthday!! Continue to workout every morning and limit carbs and sugar.

10/17/12- Going out with friends this weekend for my birthday. I will allow myself to indulge that night but will get right back on track Sunday!

10/24/12- Halloween Parties!! Stay away from candy! :) I would also like to plan a hike his weekend.

10/31/12- Keep Halloween leftovers out of the house!

11/7/12- TBD*
11/14/12- TBD*
11/21/12- Thanksgiving- Check into a local 5k and make my own food to take to dinners! :)
11/28/12- TBD*
12/5/12- TBD*

*I will fill out these weeks when they get closer.

Before (9/14/12)

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    Look at you hottie!!!! Oooolala!!!!!

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SUZHOLLE 9/15/2012 9:10AM

    Great plan, Jen! Planning indulges ahead of time helps you stay on track especially with all the celebrating you have coming up. emoticon Love your smile, you're so cute.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 9/14/2012 7:06PM

    Looking good! Sounds like you have a good plan for upcoming events.

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DANI05 9/14/2012 6:43PM

    Great blog, Jen!!! Looking great too - your picture seriously looks like an "after" pic already!!

Thanks for the encouragement on writing a blog. I can do this!! I will do this!!

Good luck, Jen!

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LUV4CHOCOLATE 9/14/2012 2:16PM

    Sounds like you have a great plan in place!

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TEKRU1 9/14/2012 11:16AM

    Look at you! All strong and on track! And so CUTE too! Great job!

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FITNFUNJEN 9/14/2012 11:13AM

    Awesome plan Jen! Love that you have lots of playing planned too! I'm kinda bummed because our vacay is being canceled due a project at dh's work. So I'm trying to re-plan a new vacy plan. Wishing you all the best for the round! I know you're going to rock it!

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QUEENDIVA50 9/14/2012 11:05AM

    Hey Jen,

emoticon blog. Lots of celebrating for you. You must have a birth month instead of a birthday!!!! emoticon

Planning for special days is always good. emoticon

You Rock emoticon


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JENBUG28 9/14/2012 10:46AM

    They aren't the best pics but ya know... My husband does a better job! hehe! :)

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PRIZM96 9/14/2012 10:21AM

    Great plan, BUG!! Love all the birthday celebrations! hehehehe

Hey! I totally was cracking up at your huge the wall! LOL
Love you!! MUAH!

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LYNNANN43 9/13/2012 6:22PM

    Life sure does get in the way! emoticon

But together, emoticon

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SKINNYSOON13 9/13/2012 4:17PM you have a birthday coming up? :-) love that you somehow have a party every weekend! That's my mini me! :-D

Omg - you'd be so jealous! This girl I played tennis with today is being PAID to eat Taco Bell tacos every week!! She gets $25 each time she goes, it takes 30 minutes and she gets free food! I want a job like that!

I did tell you the headquarters for taco bell is 15 mins away, right?

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SUZECOOKS 9/13/2012 2:33PM

    Oh boy. You have your work cut out for you but you are making great progress and you have a plan! Nice to see that you are allowing some indulgences for your birthday. Party! Then get your booty back in the saddle! Way to go!

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ANDYINBC 9/13/2012 12:25AM

    There are a few "challenging" days coming up for you. I am sure that since you see them coming, and can prepare, you will be amazing.

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JO88BAKO 9/12/2012 10:53PM

    What team are you on? I'm an Outlaw. Good luck this round. Sounds like you have some challenges ahead of you this weekend. One good choice at a time. You can do it!

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My Whole30 Experience! 8/1 - 8/30

Friday, August 31, 2012

Starting the Whole30 program! It is all about eating real food! Check it out at! :)

8/1: WOW! Rough... I felt terrible, I could barely function. The sugar/carb withdrawals are the worst. I went to bed at 8pm because I had the worst headache and stomach twirlies! :(
8/2: Not much better but able to get through the day....
8/3: Getting a little better. The sick feeling is there but not as bad. My cravings are also not as severe.
8/4: Hard day because friends invited me out for drinks and I just couldn't risk it... what is one Saturday night at home... :)
8/5: Made my meal plans and got recipes ready then went grocery shopping at TJs and WF! Got everything I needed!! :)
8/6: Precooked lots of stuff, cleaned the house, and make an awesome dinner!! I did find out I used 2 things yesterday that were not whole30 approved so I need to tighten up and watch ingredients! :)
8/7: I had a long day at work but still managed to eat my 3 meals and wasn't hungry!! Need to get more exercise so I signed up for a bootcamp that starts next week! ;) The scale is one of the hardest things to give up... but I am still going strong! :)
8/8: Another good day! Mowed the grass for some extra exercise! :)
8/9: LONG DAY! I had a 12 hour shift at the salon so by the time I got home it was 10pm! I ate a very small portion of leftover roast and then watch the olympics for about 45 minutes. After that I went to bed... slept pretty good! :)
8/10: So far today is going good although I gave into temptation and weighed myself!!! :( I was so disappointed that I did that. But I will not weigh again until the end of this month!
8/11: Attended a couples baby shower with my husband and was surrounded by temptations and I did not slip at all! I feel amazing!!!
8/12: Cooked lots of stuff today for this week. :)
8/13: Had a great grocery day! LOVE IT! Zumba whooped my butt! I need to master my pre and post workout meals!
8/14: Went to a new boot camp class and boy was it tough!! Hope this helps me feel even better! :)
8/15: Good Day.
8/16: Great Day! Even went out to eat with my little cousin who ordered the craziest, fattiest stuff and I didn't budge!!! WOOHOO!
8/17: Kinda having a crappy day! :( Just in a foul mood... hopefully it passes. I did pass on the yummy looking chocolate cake we had at work! OHHH YEAH!
8/18: Worked and then had a lazy Saturday for once! It felt great! :)
8/19: Went to an amusement park with my little cousin and had a blast!! Not a lot of choices at the park so I had the cheapest thing... pizza! But I drank loads of water and walked tons so I do not feel too bad. ;)
8/20: Had two people notice my changes!!! Felt great! :)
8/21: Another restless night... hope I can figure out what the deal is...
8/22: Made the best Fish Tacos tonight! They will definetly be a staple! :)
8/23: Went to dinner with a friend and got dessert! :( It wasn't even good... boo!
8/24: Another night at volleyball without any alcohol! WOW!
8/25: Managed to go out to dinner and a show with zero cheats! WOOHOO!
8/26: Today was a complete non-compliant day! My parents came to visit and boy do they have a bad influence on me! :( But I did take a nice long hike/walk with them! Tomorrow I will get back on track and drink lots of water!!!
8/27: Back on track! WOOHOO!!! Preplanned some of my meals and went to the grocery. Also made it to Zumba!!
8/28: Pretty good day. Only negative is that I got off work very late and didn't eat dinner until almost 10pm! :(
8/29: I can't believe tomorrow is my last day of the whole 30 program!!! It's been crazy hard but totally worth it! Can't wait to weigh in on Friday!!! :)
8/30: Last day!!!! Man what a journey! I feel great! Weigh in tomorrow to see exactly how much it paid off.. but no matter what the number I will be happy! I plan on eating Paleo (clean) for the next couple of weeks then starting the Whole30 again and try to make the whole 30 days without fail! :)
8/31: I DID IT!!! WOOHOO!!! I feel awesome! :) I am down 13lbs, a full jean size, and my
skin/hair looks awesome!!!

What a wonderful experience! So worth the awful first week!! I am going to continue eating paleo (Same as whole30 but add in small amounts of dairy, legumes, grains, etc). Then on 9/9/12 I plan on doing another Whole30. This time I will go into with a better understanding of what foods are best and already have some experience in the process. My goal is to make it the full 30 days without any slips!

If you are looking for a program to help rid yourself of bad habits, cravings, and that gunky feeling.. this is it!!! I feel like a different person and it kicks ass! :)

*Pics and measurements to come soon!

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FITNFUNJEN 10/25/2012 11:46AM

    Awesome results! Are you still doing paleo?

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FITLIKENIC 9/2/2012 7:24PM


Love your daily log, and WOW those are good results! What's next?

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TEKRU1 8/31/2012 1:27PM

    emoticon Such a great month! You rocked it! I love that you kept a log - the good, bad and ugly! You done good, kid!

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    emoticon emoticon SHEro!!!!!! You are AMAZING Bug!

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MYBULLDOGS 8/31/2012 1:00PM


my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal


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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

So I made a video of me exercising on Friday, well attempting to! lol! I was doing it at work and in flip-flops... not my best idea! ha! Although I wasn't able to upload in time for the challenge I thought I would share with my lovely Azuritas... ya know... as a Treat! hehe!!!

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EMILYDOODLE 6/28/2012 10:19PM

  you are really funny, great job!

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CHICKEYBABE 6/18/2012 4:37PM

    Heh Derby Jen: That is frickin awesome! Love your cute little voice. "I am not good at squats" ROFL! Yes you are! Thanks for sharing and I am going to have to get the squats back out.

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SKINNYSOON13 6/14/2012 11:28AM

    OMG you're freaking HILARIOUS!! I love it AND I love YOU! :-D

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JUSTFORFUN31 6/14/2012 12:48AM

    Best vlog of the week (of course, it's the only one I've watched...) hehe

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TEKRU1 6/13/2012 9:39PM

    LOL - Great job! I agree with Chrissy - YOU'RE SO CUTE!

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SUSIEQ727 6/13/2012 6:44PM

  I've worked out in flip flops and even barefoot! I don't recommend bare feet on a treadmill...Didn't feel so great the next day!

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PRIZM96 6/13/2012 3:57PM

    You are so dang CUTE! shhhhhhhhh.....don't tell SKINNY I said that! hehehehe

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JENS_DOIN_IT 6/13/2012 3:43PM

    ROCK it GIRLFRIEND!!! Flip Fops and all!!! emoticon

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JENBUG28 6/13/2012 3:15PM

    YAH! It finally loaded! SOOO what I learned from this video is that you should not do squats in flipflops! hehe!

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Feeling Fun And Flirty! (PIC)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Yesterday I went to the mall with the husband and bought two summer dresses! I've never really worn summery, girly, flirty dresses but when I see them I always adore them. I've bought them before but never end up wearing them! lol! Today was different... I felt amazing! I felt pretty and girly! It was fun! And we were just going to kohls! lol! But we ended up going out for sushi and I just felt so awesome... so without further ado...

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FITLIKENIC 5/29/2012 3:00PM

    Adorable! You are Rocking that dress!

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  Very adorable! Kat has competition!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 5/29/2012 1:48PM

    Looking Great! & you look soooo happy!

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SMERTZ 5/29/2012 11:16AM

    You are just too cute. You are right....ya look AWESOME

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TEKRU1 5/29/2012 11:09AM

    You look so cute!

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SAPHRAEL 5/29/2012 9:01AM

    That is darling. Good for you. You wear it well!

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PRIZM96 5/29/2012 8:49AM

    Freakin' adorable!! Work it, Girl! :-)

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LILYGAL 5/29/2012 8:22AM

    You should feel good in that look fabulous!!! So glad that you had a great day!

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FITNFUNJEN 5/29/2012 12:13AM

    Cute stuff!

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BET212 5/28/2012 11:21PM

    You look very cute in that dress! I've been wearing more dresses lately after years of not wearing any except to weddings, lol. You should get many more dresses for yourself! emoticon

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SKINNYSOON13 5/28/2012 10:25PM

    No shocker, you look adorable! It's a new phase in your life! I very you'd look soooo cute in a maxi dress too :)

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JENS_DOIN_IT 5/28/2012 10:12PM

    Too Cute!!!! emoticon

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Pool Time!!! (With Pics!)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Most of my Azuritas know that I bought a kiddie pool and raft specifically for this weekend and whadyaknow it worked!!! lol! Here are some pics to prove it! lol!!

I made the husband take these... the water was too cold to get action shots! lol! But I did finally get in, lay on the raft, and float around! It was divine! :)

Don't be jealous.... haha

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CHICKEYBABE 6/5/2012 10:01PM

    I LOVE THIS! Move it over baby, is there room for another raft? I am coming over and we are going to hang together. Can I put my lawn chair in instead of a raft?

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    I am so going to rock a pool in the new house! You are a HOTTIE in your sundress and in your pool!

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ALEXIAAG 5/29/2012 5:09PM

    My daughter and I had the same idea about 18 years ago! Those were great times, I would be on the floating mattress and she would swim under me. When she got tired she brought her floater in and we would listen to tunes on the radio!

I just love your chillin' idea!

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TEKRU1 5/29/2012 11:10AM

    Yep, I'm jealous! Looks like such fun!

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PRIZM96 5/29/2012 9:06AM

    I am completely LOVING your ghetto pool!! Totally jealous! :-)

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  Sorry sweetie. I'm VERY jealous. Just sayin'.

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FITNFUNJEN 5/29/2012 12:12AM

    Your pool totally cracks me up! Love it!

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CHRISTIE6625 5/28/2012 9:51PM

  What a great idea!

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FITLIKENIC 5/28/2012 6:16PM

    Love it! You look great.

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SKINNYSOON13 5/28/2012 6:07PM

    Love it! Love it ALL!

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NADJAZZ 5/28/2012 12:06PM

    What a great idea! I may have to try this soon. These are such cute pics of you!

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KAUAI-CAROLANN 5/27/2012 10:34PM

    I love this!

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