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Monday, January 20, 2014

My SMART Goals for BLC24:

To lose 12 lbs by April 9th.
*Average of 1 lb loss per week

To achieve my goal I will:
*I will exercise a minimum of 5 days/week.
*I will include ST 3 days/week.
*I will create and follow a menu plan.
*I will log my food 6 days/week.

I am sharing this with the Spark Community by blogging, I will also share this with my DH and mom. My Crimson Butterfly team gives me 27 accountabili-buddys! emoticon emoticon

By achieving this goal it will put me past the 40 lb lost mark and my reward is a new purse. If I do not lose 12 lbs by April 9th then I will donate $50 to my church.

I'm also putting my BLC24 starting point pic on here:
Sorry for the angles, my 5 yr old DD took the pics for me. Pretty frustrated with myself. I gained 7 lbs in between rounds. emoticon

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CHICAMIMI 1/21/2014 7:37PM

    Great goals!



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COOLMAMA11 1/21/2014 9:25AM

    emoticon Mel you can do it !Great goals, great reward! emoticon Lots of Buddies to stay accountable! emoticon I'm rooting for you all the way! Go Butterfly! emoticon

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MYTHMYTH 1/21/2014 8:57AM

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STEPH-KNEE 1/21/2014 3:32AM

    Great goals! emoticon

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    Mel, those sound like very good goals. Wishing you good luck during this round. Crimson Butterflies is a great team.

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CATLOVER110 1/21/2014 12:18AM

    Those sound like great goals! emoticon

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Snow Day Pictures

Friday, December 06, 2013

Kiddos are getting a snow day for our first snow this season!

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RUSSELL_40 12/13/2013 10:52PM

    Looks like you had a fair amount of snow, and the kids enjoyed their day off, as well as the dog. Mid-December and we are just starting to get snow. I remember as a kid that we would get snow here right around Halloween, but lately a White Christmas seems hit or miss.

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ELIZACG9 12/12/2013 2:03PM

    beautiful but looks so cold..... emoticon have fun..

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THEGROOVYCHICK 12/8/2013 10:45AM

    Great pics! I love the color of your dog! My golden, Bear, was that same color. He is almost 15 now so he has a lot of white in him. But people used to always ask me if he was an Irish Setter. emoticon My kids are eagerly awaiting our first big snowfall of the year. It is so pretty when it first comes down.

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HARRIET8AL 12/8/2013 8:46AM

    Looks like fun! No snow here yet but they are predicting a hard winter.

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PEACH209 12/7/2013 7:36PM


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SLIMSHANN 12/6/2013 7:31PM

    We had a snow day today tooooo! However it was an odd one... the sun shone and the roads were clear - oops. Someone made the wrong call and there were a few happy people for it - me included.
Great shots you have of some very happy kids and puppy!

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CATLOVER110 12/6/2013 6:57PM

    Great pictures!

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MOM-MOM8 12/6/2013 6:28PM

    emoticon Pics are beautiful! Enjoy while you have it.

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COOLMAMA11 12/6/2013 3:44PM

    Wow you sure did get some snow..for us rain right now!lol! emoticon

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BLC22 End Results

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Today is the last day of BLC22. Time to review my goals and progress.

Goals set at the beginning of this round with results:
1. Lose 15 lbs. I will achieve that by working on my other goals.
emoticon I lost 15.3 lbs! emoticon
2. Plan my food. I will plan out menus weekly to include breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks. When my nutrition is planned out it is so much easier to stay on plan.
I had weeks where I did well with this and others not so hot, still a work in progress. emoticon
3. Log my food. I will log my food at least 6 days a week. The biggest reason I don't get my food logged is because I don't want to see how badly I ate. I will not be able to achieve my first goal if I am not logging my food intake.
The past couple of weeks really haven't been to great for this. Back on track for the last few days though! emoticon
4. Exercise 6 days a week. I will continue following my CLX schedule for the next 6 weeks then I will start a Turbo Fire/CLX hybrid schedule.
emoticonBeen pretty consistent with this, currently doing the Turbo Fire/CLX hybrid schedule. emoticon
5. I will be active with my Crimson Butterfly team. I will take part in each challenge. I will visit at least 7 teammate pages each week. I will visit at least one SP Friend page each week. Being active in SP will continue to help with focus on my goals.
This was a struggle for me. I have consistently been active with the Crimson Butterfly team and I did take part in each challenge. emoticon I was not able to always visit that many or sometimes any teammate pages, same with other SP Friends. My summer schedule was pretty busy then we have had some family issues the past few weeks that have taken up a lot of time.
6. I will blog on how I am working on my goals at least once a week.
I think that this is an unattainable goal for me. emoticon I just don't make the time to blog, it's just one of those things that I will put off. I think making a goal of once every month is more attainable personally.

I tried to figure out how to do the side by side comparison photo but just couldn't get it to work. emoticon I'll just put them each on here:

Start of BLC22

End of BLC22 Excuse the sweatiness, just finished my workout.

Start of BLC22

End of BLC22

Registration for BLC23 opened today for new members

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BIGFAMILY9 8/30/2013 1:56AM

    Wow!! Look at the difference!! That is so awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BUGSMIMI 8/29/2013 6:24PM

  AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!!! Being a butterfly has been kind to you. You've done well! Your momentum has taken off. Keep it going...

You've done well by the team, as Captain, in this round. Sending you good thoughts for another successful round in round 23....


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MYTHMYTH 8/29/2013 12:44PM

    emoticon Super job!!

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INIT2LIVEIT 8/29/2013 5:32AM

    Mel -Wonderful transformation! Good job!!!

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THRIVE2DAY 8/28/2013 11:02PM

    emoticon Really see a difference!

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SUSANELAINE1956 8/28/2013 10:47PM

    Good job. emoticon

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VIPETTE 8/28/2013 8:57PM

    emoticon I see a huge difference, looking awesome!

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LYNNIERN 8/28/2013 8:43PM

    Congratulations on your success! You look fabulous!
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BLC23 Registration Now Open!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Have you heard? BLC23 signups started today? The BLC is a great place for getting support, being challenged and make new friends along your weight loss journey! Interested? Here's the link:


Workout Funny

Friday, July 26, 2013

One of my BLC teammates was talking about working out in the park yesterday and I thought this photo was perfect for that!


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SIMONEKP 8/21/2013 10:41AM


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JJ4493 8/6/2013 1:58AM

    LOVE those cards! They crack me up!

Jayma emoticon

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KATI5668 7/29/2013 10:30PM

    LOVE it...GREAT!!!!

going thru the parks in San Francisco there were so many elderly doing tia chi..they did not care who or what was passing by..they were only centered on doing their best to feel their best. Sounds like good thinking to me!

all we can do is the best we can do..can't ask any more than that...

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    This is great!

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FITFULLIFE 7/27/2013 1:57AM

    Thanks for the smile! emoticon

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TREE57 7/26/2013 11:49PM

    This is very funny. Thanks of sharing.

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SINGERA9 7/26/2013 12:50PM

  Love it!!! emoticon

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