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Saturday, March 22, 2014

I cant believe that this challenge is halfway over. I also cant believe I havnt quit! I think I have re-found my motivation.

1) To lose 5% of my weight. Not just during the challenge but all together. I am restarting so am -1.8lbs and I also have a good feeling about my upcoming weigh in.
Right now I am down 10.3. I gained 1lb this week which is remarkable considering I had a 2 day binge. Im fine now and fighting the cravings to eat chips (and winning). 5% is 18lbs so I have 8 more to go. I think I can do it!!

2) To exercise twice a week for 10 minutes walking stairs in my apartment. It's a small goal and doable.
I did this I think twice. Not feeling this goal at all to be honest. I am trying to push myself to go for a walk or something...

3) To try 4 new recipes during the 10 week challenge. I have the ingredients for one tomorrow :)
Ive tried 2. One was amazing and I'll make again, the other was pretty bad lol. I'll make sure to make 2 more things in the next while!

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MISSGALLO 4/6/2014 7:51PM

    How are your goals going? Have you been sticking with your workout plan?

If you need some extra motivation- let us Coral Curlers know!

Don't give up yet :)

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UNDEADMOMMY 3/25/2014 4:21PM

    Hey, if you are a big chip eater ( points to self), try this instead. Get a cheap mandolin slicer ( about $8 at walmart) and thin slice carrots. If you like you can even lightly salt them, but I don't find I need to. 1 large carrot will make about 60 chips for under 30 calories. Congrats on your 10 lbs. and good luck on the other 8!

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BLC Goals

Sunday, February 16, 2014

I am definitely excited to get this BLC started!!

My goals:

1) To lose 5% of my weight. Not just during the challenge but all together. I am restarting so am -1.8lbs and I also have a good feeling about my upcoming weigh in.

2) To exercise twice a week for 10 minutes walking stairs in my apartment. It's a small goal and doable.

3) To try 4 new recipes during the 10 week challenge. I have the ingredients for one tomorrow :)

Good Luck to all the BLCers out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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STRONG-WOMAN 2/22/2014 8:19PM

    Awsome goals! Count me in for the recipe sharing circle. I love cooking! emoticon

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MISSGALLO 2/18/2014 10:29AM

    When I saw that you want to try new recipes during BLC, I was so excited. I LOVEEE to cook and have some great recipes. Let me know what kinds of things you're interested in cooking!

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SARABENGSCH 2/18/2014 8:59AM

    Awesome goals! They're all very realistic and that is incredibly important! Small changes like these lead to big results! Good luck in this challenge!

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BANANAFANNAH 2/17/2014 2:50PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE #3!! :) Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming weeks challenges....... just saying.............. might be in there somewhere :) hint hint haha. Good luck!!


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SAMSPARK1 2/17/2014 9:16AM

    GREAT GOALS!! emoticon

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Good First Week Back

Monday, May 27, 2013

1st week of recommitting went well! I tracked most of the time (here or on paper) and held myself accountable. i ate out 2 times this week and made sure to look up the calories after. I did eat 1 big bag of chips but I didnt let that bad meal turn into a bad 2 meals or 2 days.

I am happy with my 2lb loss!!

Keep Spark'n!!!!!!!!!!

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CEILIE2 6/2/2013 8:33AM

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TATASTHA 5/30/2013 7:59PM

    Keep going your on a roll now emoticon

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BLACK741 5/27/2013 10:43AM

    fantastic!!!! Glad you are back on the right track!

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New Start Weight. Ashamed but trying to move on.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The title says it all. Many of us have been here. We lose a bunch of weight (I was nearing 30lbs) and then we slowly start to pack on the pounds. After swearing vehemently that i will NEVER EVER gian that weight, it is gone forever!!

Well it came back. I fought it every step of the way too. Obviously not well. I kept trying but rarly updated my tracker because most weeks the weight was a little higher than the next. Sometimes I just focused on maintaining and usually could to that for a few weeks, but then the binging on chips happened again.

I know the main reasons
- binging of chips
- not cooking very often (= boring meals = chips taste way better and easy to justify)
- not exercising
-sit around all day long. After work I guess.

So what am I gonna do? Well putting it out here makes me feel a little less ashamed - its been confessed ya know? I can move on.

Action Plan:
*Track food. I'll track calories when I can but if not I'll write out my food to keep me accountable.

*Track the binges too. Its hard to admit them, but I need to hold myself accountable

*Go to the gym 3x for at least 30minutes. Just starting out slow here

*Try to find a bike that will hold my weight in my town *gulp* this one may not be possible

*Take advantage of my summer roommate. She just graduated a fitness program and said she does double classes every morning...she has already invited me to them!

*COOK! I had people over for a turkey feast (homemade mostly-healthy stuff) and i have had little desire to binge. The leftovers are so satisfying and such a treat since I havnt been cooking. Going to remember this...Have leftovers for today only but then I'll have to cook tomorrow.

*Find more things to do. I feel like i go to work (and only about 25 hours right now, looking for job in my field) and then do NOTHING all day. I have a bookclub once a month, and some friends from work and i try to get together for boardgames...but thats it. Oh and I volunteer Mondays with Girl Guides. I need more in my life! Maybe I`ll look for another volunteer place...

So there it is. A confession and a new plan. Breakfast was delicious - toast-jam, milk and grapes.

Going to look up some bike shops...

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SAMSPARK1 6/10/2013 11:16AM

    One day at a time! emoticon

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TATASTHA 5/30/2013 8:20PM

    we have all been there, the important thing like KATIEM929 says is to get up one more time that you fall

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    It happens. So may of us have been or are in the same boat. The good news is you were on track once & you will get there again! No need to feel ashamed. It's not an easy journey and it's a learning process. The learning never ends. You just have to veer back to the healthy side of the road and everything will work out. :)

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SNOOPY6180 5/21/2013 8:18PM

    No shame. You're right, we've all been there. It's not the choices you've made before that matter now, it's the ones you're making now and later. Good luck! You've just flipped over to a new and fresh emoticon

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TKLBRIDGET 5/21/2013 5:01PM

    Chips are my biggest temptation also. I know the bag says several portions, but if I start snacking the bag ends up being one portion... and in my stomach! The only way I stay away from them is by not having them in the house. Don't be ashamed you need to start again, be proud you haven't given up! I have started at day one so many times, sometimes it seems like every Monday morning is a new beginning. You know what to do, you have done it before and you will do it again!
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DAWNSJOURNEY 5/21/2013 3:49PM

    here are my two cents..

I am 280 and bike without problem.. IF you go to a local bike shop they will help you. My bike shop was awesome and they fit the bike to me. .I got a hybrid Specialized.. I love it.. it wasn't cheap but to me it was well worth it.

You can do this, you have done this.. Day by Day , one step at a time.. emoticon

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HILLSLUG98239 5/21/2013 3:41PM

    No shame! It's okay to feel disappointed in yourself because you know you can avoid that trap, and pledge to do better, but shame is harmful.

Maybe I'm just adamant about that because I've grown so weary of our society's tendency to shame fat people (even though I do it myself). If shaming fat people worked, we'd all be thin.

But you know the rewards are worth the hard work, and I have confidence you will succeed!

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SWEET_CAROLYN 5/21/2013 2:12PM

    Do not feel ashamed! We all go through the same things you have!

First off, congrats for making an effort for health! It is hard to get motivated and to stick with it - getting the point to DO something is tough and you need to pat yourself on the back for this one!

Secondly, I love your plan. You are tackling all corners of your life - food, activity, etc. Keep it up and always remember: one bad day doesn't have to bring down your healthy lifestyle!!

Keep it up!!

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MAPLECANDY3 5/21/2013 10:29AM

    I love you girls! So supportive :)

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JESSERMOVICK 5/21/2013 9:53AM

    You lost 30lbs before. You can do it again! I am proud of you for picking yourself up and moving on! emoticon

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KATIEM929 5/21/2013 9:34AM

    "Fall down seven times, stand up eight." The important part is to pick up and keep going....learn from the past, but know it doesn't define your future. You can do it!!
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Getting back into exercise

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Although i cant say I miss exercise I can say I miss all the benefits. The way my body felt afterward, how it caused me to eat healthier, how it helps me to sleep, lose weight, the ability to walk faster etc. Mostly, how it apparently stopped me from having bad back pain...

I stopped going to the gym in Sept because of $$. But the things I like to do (swimming, fitness classes) you kind of need a gym so I did nothing. Not good. Mid January I started getting back pain in a way I ever did before. Usually rest and some Robax and I was good to go. Not this time. Work sent me home multiple times, I was completely hunched over. I started physio aand they gave me some exercises and by the beginning of March I was back to normal. They asked me why I thought I suddenly had such bad back pain....I said I thought it was because I quit exercising. They said it was probably the leading cause.

If this isnt motivation to get back to the gym then what is? I sucked up my pride and got my membership subsidized. I am finding a way to afford it.

April is going to be my month.

I am not going to focus on full workouts as I know that will overwhelm me. Instead I am focusing on SOMETHING 4 days a week. Today was day one. Before work I climbed the stairs in my apartment building 2x. Thats 20 flights of stairs. I hardly sweat (didnt until afterward actually) and my legs didnt hurt tooooo bad, but my lungs? There were so out of shape that my throat burned ridiculously at the end. Im going to remember that feeling when I feel like sleeping in.

Tomorrow? In the am i am either going to do the stairs again or get on an exercise machine for 20 minutes.

I can do this.

I will do this.

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POOKASLUAGH 4/3/2013 8:30AM

    I believe it. I always start to have problems in my back when I don't strength train for a long time, or I spend a few weeks sitting a lot more than walking! It's crazy, but it's definitely motivation to keep going.

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MYBULLDOGS 4/2/2013 10:35PM

    i have not gained a pound in over a year.

i gave up sugar and grain products and lost 44 pounds at age 61.

my sister lost 105 pounds at age 63 by walking 15000 steps a day and has not gained a pound back either in over a year

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