Saturday, December 14, 2013
Another round of BLC is here and THANK GOODNESS. So many temptations this time of year food wise and very difficult to motivate myself to get to the gym when its so cold out means a high probability of weight gain. But, BLC keeps me accountable... and I hate to lose a competition so in my mind it is enough to keep me heading to the gym and choosing healthy meals. So, goals for this go round:
1. Pack a healthy lunch for work everyday.
2. Keep up with a strength training routine to help tone up
3. Lose 10%, so approximately 21 lbs
4. Get under 200lbs!!! (so excited for this one)
5. Feel proud of how far Ive come rather than focusing on how far I still need to go.
Kind of a tough list, but Im ready for the challenge of it. I'm posting starting measurements so I can see non-scale progress as well. Hoping for about an 8 inch loss but will be happy with whatever positive changes may come.
Waist: 35 3/4
Bust: 44 1/2
Calf: 16 3/4
Upper Arm: 14
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Another Biggest Loser Challenge come and gone, amazing how quickly the 10 weeks go. So, as per usual time to check in with the goals I set and see where I need improvement and see what works and what does not.
My dietary goals were to stay between 1300 and 1500 calories everyday and to stop grazing so much during the day.
- Well, the calorie goal I met no problem. This was one of the skills I learned early on that helps me to continue on the right path, tracking ALL my food. It helps keep me accountable and I'm so darn competitive that not meeting calorie goal would bother me too much. The grazing thing... FAIL. Ugh, I think this will unfortunately be a part of who I am so now I just have to graze on the right things or make sure I don't forget to track the calories.
My fitness goals were to burn approximately 600 calories daily and to take up an arm or squat challenge.
- I did pretty good on this. My cardio calories decreased towards the end of this challenge but I increased my strength training tenfold so I think I've probably come out the same. I'm so happy that I've found such enjoyment in ST, it has definitely helped to start shaping my body better even if the scale doesn't reflect the change. I did attempt a fitness challenge but I always only make it through the first 10 days and then find myself "forgetting" to keep up.
My NSV goal was to lose 8 inches in body measurements
- I have to do official measurements tomorrow before weigh in but I'm pretty close to this number, probably more like 6 inches. But still happy with that. I'm trying to accept that a loss is a loss and its a good thing, even if not the huge numbers I wish for.
This was my 3rd challenge with the wonderful and supportive diamonds and in that time I've managed to shed 67 pounds. I'm so thankful to be on this journey with a group of people who are so understanding and encouraging. The winter challenge starts in a few weeks and I'm so excited because I will hopefully be coming up on some major benchmarks: under 200lbs for the first time since I think middle school and officially 100lbs down from highest weight. I will be blessed to hit such memorable moments with such a great team. So looking forward to the winter challenge!
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