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BLC20 Goals revisited

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Well Becky girl time to see how you have been doing.
Overall l am very happy with where I am not only on this journey but with how I am doing as an active member of the starlets. My goal weight loss is 35lbs for this 12week challenge and at almost 6 weeks completed I have lost 31.8 of it!!!! Happy dance time.

So after looking over my goals again .....
As a Starlet I am posting almost daily. I have given my all with all challenges except the international spark page one ...I'm so not a techy type.

With the focus on me part ..... it has gotten better. I am saying no and it is ok to say no and slowly getting easy to say no. I am still going strong with no drive throughs. Does another happy dance. I am doing fun things again but this is an area that still needs work. To often when I have free time I think of what others need and not myself first.
With my nutrition .... I am a tracking queen ..it is the only way I stay in calorie range. I continue to precook food for my week. It takes so much stress out of my days to have stuff ready. I have tried many new foods and recipes. I am guilty of not journaling about them. Over all fairly happy with my nutrition.
With my hydration ... Im doing awesome. I drink 13 glasses water daily. I have learned to drink them early so not waking up hourly to go weeewee lol. I don't drink as much green tea as I probably should will need to work on that. Am doing great with drinking less diet pop daily. I am down to half a liter or less ... so my overall for hydration is very happy.
With my exercise .... I am ecstatic! "!" Wow I have come so far in such a short time. I am right on track with my streak!!! I'm stronger every week. My endurance is ever increasing. I am working my way through my tape collection lol. I have not journaled about them as I said I would so will have to get to that this week.

So in conclusion I am doing what I need to be doing. Do I still have days where I struggle with food choices ...yes and quite often so far I'm winning these struggles . I do still need to figure out the food in vs exercise so don't like the red words on my pages from sparks.

I'm so proud of myself and come Christmas time I will be smaller in our next family photo! !!! Can't wait to take my photo images at the end of this challenge! !!! I do know that I still have a long way to my final goal weight but now for the first time in forever I will make that weight!!!!

  
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KALI511 10/23/2012 9:38AM

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MAGGIEVAN 10/23/2012 4:45AM

    Congrats with what you have achieved and all the best for the second half of BLC.

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weekend challenge (monday)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Three things I love about myself.
1 - l love that I enjoy decorating my house for the seasons and holidays. Always seeing each with happiness and joy. Hopefully I have instilled positiveness towards holidays and season changes into my son's. I work with psych patients and many are so unhappy, depressed, sad etc this time of year.
2 - I love that I am always learning new things. I do believe that no one is ever to old to learn. I have met some interesting people in my learning adventures.
3 - I love that I am true to who I am. Many have tried to change me and I can say even tried to break my belief's etc. I love who I am. I am a compassion ate nurse ...so many have said I'm to involved in those I care for ...just pass your meds Becky ....it's just a job Becky ....your to close to your patients Becky ..... well yes I am ...because I love being a nurse and I love my job and I love those I care for and they know I love them and that makes a huge difference in their lives ...ok off soap box

  
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AHARRIS02 10/18/2012 11:22PM

    It's awesome to have a nurse that cares about you. When I was in the hospital, that's the nurse I liked the most, when I felt they cared about me!! Keep being who you are!!!

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Weekend challenge (Saturday)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Three things I love about myself the short version lol cause doing this on my cell at work ...
1 .. my long natural curly hair
2 .. my expressive blue eyes
3 .. my smile

  
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AHARRIS02 10/18/2012 11:24PM

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KBRADFORD88 10/15/2012 10:38AM

    I love curly hair, but you are one of the first people who has curly hair that I have ever heard liking! Good for you., emoticon

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KIEFERSCOUSIN 10/13/2012 11:14PM

    I love that you love these things about yourself!

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To myself

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sitting here smiling... its been a wonderful past 2.5 months since I have joined sparks and in that time I have lost almost 50 lbs!!!! wow wow wow ... so proud of myself as my family and close friends are too....
what I love about myself right now is,
1 ~ my inner strength to keep at this healthy journey day by day which isn't always easy
2 ~ my courage to try new foods and recipes, am sure the drive throughs are missing me and will continue to do so as I am loving the taste of real food
3 ~ my faith in sharing the good and bad with others on this journey... too trusting that I will be accepted for my achievments along with my mess ups... and that I must also accept all my steps forward along with those steps backward ever aiming for that forward only stream.

I'm so blessed to have sparks and my spark friends and my BL20 Starlets!!! ok tearing up again geezze lol love you guys for helping me to really love me again ... so long have lived in a fog letting my health get way out of hand yet providing so fully for others in all areas ... it is time for me to love me ..

  
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AHARRIS02 10/18/2012 11:25PM

    emoticon That's great that you've lost 50lbs all ready!!

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KIEFERSCOUSIN 10/13/2012 11:21PM

    And we LOVE you! You are such a great motivator and example!

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GODSCHILD2_2011 10/13/2012 7:42PM

    Congrats on the weight lose and yes, you have some great accomplishments. Keep up the good work.

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MITZY7 10/13/2012 3:26PM

    What an amazing accomplishment!! Keep up the great work!!! emoticon

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INFO-JUNKIE 10/13/2012 12:07PM

    So proud of you too! You inspire all your Scarlet sisters!! emoticon emoticon

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 10/13/2012 3:22AM

  emoticon You go, girl! emoticon emoticon

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ROXIGIRL 10/13/2012 2:32AM

    Congratulations. What an amazing result!

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My Goals for BLC20 Scarlet Starlet Team

Monday, September 17, 2012

My Goals BLC20
Goal weight loss is 25 lbs.

As a Scarlet Starlet
1 ~ to participate in all challenges
2 ~ to share openly with my fellow star's in all our ups and downs gaining insight and wisdom from others and offering what I can to help them on our journies.
3 ~ to post daily even if a shorty when I'm working killer hours

My personal goals can only be set if I take a honest look at where I have been and how I have come to the present..First I need to accept that chocolate is not a fruit or vegetable...I am a stress eatter... I can go months without eatting fruits or veggies.. my main food sources usually are potatoes, meats, breads of all sorts, junk food and my beloved chocolate in ANY form.. I don't have to be hungry to eat.. I get great pleasure from eatting.. I have tried almost every diet out there and once that scale don't move or something stressfull in reallife happensor I find myself with more to do than there are hours in the day.. it always got tossed to the curb.. I have always seen to others needs before my own sometimes doing so much my only option for food was a quick trip through a drive through where I have ordered 3 complete supersized meals cause am so busy not sure when will be near food again..My history of hydration would be "what water is a beverage?" I put away close to 2 (2 liters) of diet pop daily if not more... If I drink tea it has to have tons of sugar in it..and lets not get started on taco bells fruitista drinks omg love those... on to exercise...where do I start here... how bout with the plain honest truth... I have a collection of vcr tapes and cd's along with their weights or stretch bands or balls or stacking steps , the firm wave, the firm transformer, a rebounder, etc that are all hidding in closets around my house.. most have never been used they were purchased with good intentions. Live or time got in the way. I also have a membership to 24 hour fitness that use to be rarely used... When I started sparks and started going again had to get a new pass number to log in there...

to this end my goals are:

1 ~ Make me a priority Goals
a ~ don't schedule myself so busy that I can't have me time and can't eat healthy
b ~ no drive throughs for the next 12 weeks.
c ~ take time to do fun things that I haven't done in a long time and journal it so that I can be accountable to accomplishing this.
d ~ learn to say no and continue to say "no" to others that ask of my time ( this will be the hard one )

2 ~ My Nutrition Goals
a ~ precook healthy food one day a week and put in serving sized containers at the ready for those days I am too busy to cook.
b ~ be adventerous with trying new fruits and new vegetables each week and journaling what I liked or didn't like about them
c ~ track on sparks every bite I take and to stay in the guidelines for calories.
d~ try new recipes so I don't get bored

3 ~ My Hydration Goals
a ~ to drink 8 to 10 cups of water a day.
b ~ to try different green and herbal teas using fruit juices to sweeten them not sugar.
c ~ to cut down on my diet soda habit each week being soda free on my 12th week.

4 ~ My exercise goals
a ~ I have joined the 12 week streak and my personal goal is 60 minutes daily.
b ~ To organize my collection of exercise equipment out in the open by the end of the first week and post a photo of it when completed.
c ~ 1'st Month of BLC20 try 1 new tape/cd a week. Accepting how much of it I am able to complete or not. Logging the title and how I did and felt after each.
d ~ 2'nd Month of BLC20 try 2 new tape/cd a week. Accepting how much of it I am able to complete or not. Logging the title and how I did and felt after each.
e ~ 3'rd Month of BLC20 try 3 new tape/cd a week for the first three weeks. Accepting how much of it I am able to complete or not. Logging the title and how I did and felt after each.
f ~ the last week of BLC20 start with the first tape I did and redo it logging the differences. Do 3 of the tapes a day to complete all those I had done before. This also gives me a week long LCW end to a wonderful 12 weeks!!!!
g ~ continue to prepack four bags for hitting the gym for 3 days of lifting weights and 4 days of swimming laps.
h~ when I started sparks just over a month ago I started doing the jumba tape lol... I so can't do all the moves or finish the tape but I do march in place when I can't do the moves or keep up and I do go for 30 minutes currently my goal is to be able to do the whole tape in proper form and no march cheating by the end of this challenge.

My rewards are:
1 ~ following the above goals will give me the greatest reward in giving myself a healthy life.
2 ~ each week that I am accountable with my goals I will reward myself with my fav thing shopping!!!! new clothing always a size smaller ...for now.

  
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ZIGGY7611 9/18/2012 3:01PM

    Becky, I love your goals! Especially the 'taking me time'....That is often the hardest part, especially when we get stressed! I know you are going to be successful! We will be there to cheer you on! emoticon

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INFO-JUNKIE 9/18/2012 5:00AM

    Lissy - I can't wait to hear all about those exercise tapes! You'll have to let us know what you liked and didn't like. emoticon

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