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YAY! Down -8 lbs & -6.625 inches

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Okay, Excuses have gotten in the way of my goals but I'm back on the correct path again and my scale is rewarding me for it.

emoticon POUNDS LOST SO FAR THIS BLC25 ROUND = 8
emoticon INCHES LOST SO FAR THIS BLC25 ROUND = 6.625
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emoticon I'm beginning my green smoothie "cleanse" again for the next 6 weeks...
✵ No Grains
✵ No Dairy (except goat cheese)
✵ No starchy veggies
✵ Low fruit (only 2 per day), mostly berries
---- Basically, fish, poultry, meats, veggies, quinoa.
I won't be perfect ... I'll finish my cottage cheese and won't purchase more during the 6 wks

emoticon I set up my mini trampoline in my painting studio and am starting to run on it... Now, I am committing to 'run' at least 15-20 minutes each day which is a big deal for me. The mini rebounder (or, trampoline) is supposed to be low-impact, good for your knees and "old-age" bones, circulation, and shaking toxins from your lymph glands. Here's an article I found:
www.examiner.com/article/best-cardio
vascular-workout-for-knees-and-joints-
is-rebounding-on-a-trampoline


emoticon And, my arms are so weak from lack of exercise that I'm beginning to do upper-body exercises beginning again with my 5-lb weights.

I'm proud of myself for making the effort even though I feel so stressed all the time.

Okay, I awoke at 4:30 pm tonight to "begin" my day painting... gotta get into the studio.

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CAMILLE'S BLC 25 GOALS:

**** Work as hard as I can to Finish in the TOP 50
**** Be Faithful to my Low-Carb eating plan & Make healthy choices
**** Eat Veggies for Snacks - this works for me!
**** No Carbs within 2 hours before bedtime
**** 20 min Exercise / participate in our FOX challenges
**** Drink my water 8-8 oz. glasses
**** Get proper sleep 6 to 8 hours
**** Recognize where I need Discipline & take steps toward improvement


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FITNHEALTHYKAL 6/12/2014 8:48AM

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CAMILLE'S BLC 25 GOALS:

Thursday, May 01, 2014

CAMILLE'S BLC 25 GOALS:

**** Work as hard as I can to Finish in the TOP 50
**** Be Faithful to my Low-Carb eating plan & Make healthy choices
**** Eat Veggies for Snacks - this works for me!
**** No Carbs within 2 hours before bedtime
**** 20 min Exercise / participate in our FOX challenges
**** Drink my water 8-8 oz. glasses
**** Get proper sleep 6 to 8 hours
**** Recognize where I need Discipline & take steps toward improvement
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FITNHEALTHYKAL 5/2/2014 5:41AM

    emoticon emoticon You CAN and you WILL do it! You and your FFF are a team and TOGETHER you CAN!

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AMBERBREEZE 5/2/2014 12:53AM

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BLC-23... Must discover why I let my discipline down during breaks!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

BLC-23... I Must discover why I let my discipline down during breaks!

What is up with that!? It's like I really need that "team" weigh-in to keep me on the right track to losing weight.

emoticon I was so bad during our break... too many temptations and schedule interruptions.

During BLC Break, We were up in beautiful Wisconsin for the International "Birds in Art" exhibition at Woodson Art Museum and met other artists from around the world. It was amazing! The museum paid for everything during our opening weekend... so many unhealthy choices and I indulged, resistance was futile!

Then, after 10 years in my home painting studio, I made the time to pull everything out and reorganize... drawers, shelves and all! So, I'm now prepared for a productive Autumn & Winter!

I posted photos on Facebook if you want to see my newly re-organized art studio: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?
set=a.10151544161431157.1073741831.125
286286156&type=1

Now, you'll be able to picture me when I write... "I've gotta get back to my easel!"

I LOVE MY SPARK FRIENDS!!! I NEED YOU IN MY LIFE!!!

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SEAJESS 12/9/2013 12:49PM

    emoticon Wow. Just wow! Your studio is impressive. I especially love the pictures of the daybook with color combos on the pages. Beautiful!

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DRADDIE 9/19/2013 8:42PM

    Cool studio Camille!!!!! I'm envious of the space and time!! And here's to BLC 23 pushing ya forward!


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KRZYKAT3 9/19/2013 8:10PM

    I AM so with you, spark truly helps keep me from wandering to far from my plans, goals and the motivation is even better!!

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Persistence, Determination, Commitment!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

emoticon "Desire is the key to motivation,
but it's determination and commitment
to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal
-- a commitment to excellence --
that will enable you to attain the success you seek."
-- Mario Andretti

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Motivational speakers share how PERSISTENCE is often their key to success. But what do you do when you've been striving for so long that it seems like you will never reach your goal?

How do you deal with the fear that you're about to fail? Again.

I lost -60 lbs... then got off of SparkPeople and relaxed my choices and gained every single ounce back in just a few years! I originally joined SparkPeople in Sept. 2008... and here it is Sept. 2013 and I still struggle with obesity!

I keep telling myself that this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down-- it’s the staying down!!! I am DETERMINED to unlock the healthy, slender "Camille" inside and experience her freedom!

I CAN DO THIS! I am giving it just one more shot... and if I slide again...
I'm going to give it one more.

I think about all the sweat and time I've committed already. I've come this far, I'd be feckless of me to quit without a fight.

Even though the odds are way out of my reach, I'm reaching out to take one last swing. I don't know what will happen this time. But I do know that Big, meaningful achievements don't just happen when everything goes my way. How many times have you seen athletes make miraculous winning moves while lunging for a ball that seemed impossible to reach? I am determined to find victory in the effort.

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Since my recommitment January 2013 I've lost 31.6 lbs. & 22 inches
and at this moment, I've slid a little off program, but awoke to a NEW DETERMINATION to reach my goal weight... but at 258.4 lbs (down from 289.8), I definitely have a long way to go and must remain PERSISTENT!

Hugs & blessing, Camille
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SOME OF MY FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:


emoticon “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
― Calvin Coolidge

emoticon Decide what you want.
Decide what you are willing to exchange for it.
Establish your priorities...
and get to work!

emoticon There's a difference between interest and commitment.
When you're interested in doing something,
you do it only when it's convenient.
When you're COMMITTED to something, you accept NO EXCUSES;
only RESULTS.

emoticon The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!

emoticon For your weight loss goals to succeed,
your main motivation should grip your attention like a new love.
Your main motivation is the best reason you can think of for getting up,
getting active and getting healthy.
Do you know what yours is?

  
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VICTORY2XS 9/6/2013 3:24PM

    Great quotes! Your persistence is going to get you through. Your sparkfriends all stand behind you and your efforts. You CAN do this!

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QTLADY 9/1/2013 9:36AM

    Good for you to being persistent! It's often difficult to keep that attitude and "keep pushing play" as some may say. Congrats on your weight loss so far!

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BLC22: I LOST -17.5 INCHES & -15 lbs !!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I LOVE THE BLC CHALLENGES on SPARKPEOPLE.COM!!! And, I am soooo grateful to those of you who lead this amazing group!!! Since joining SparkPeople in 2008, I have proven to myself time and again that I cannot lose the weight without this challenge. When my schedule becomes too busy and I drop out, I also gain the weight.

THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!

Even though my schedule became crazy again, I am very proud of myself for remaining somewhat on track and seeing these weight loss results:

emoticon End of Round Measurements (August 28) in Inches:
Neck = -.5
Bust = -1.5
Waist = -4.0
Abdomen = -2.25
Hip = -2.5
Lt Thigh = -1.0
Rt Thigh = -1.0
Lt Knee = -0.75
Rt Knee = -1.5
Lt Calf = -0.75
Rt Calf = -0.25
Lt Bicep = -0.5
Rt Bicep = -1.0
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emoticon TOTAL INCHES LOST IN BLC22: -17.5 emoticon
emoticon TOTAL POUNDS LOST IN BLC22: -15 emoticon

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BLC 21 starting weight = 289.8 (Jan. 16, 2013)
BLC 22 starting weight = 273.4 (Jun. 05, 2013)
BLC 22 ending weight = 258.4 (Aug. 28, 2013) -31.4 so far

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emoticon CAMILLE'S BLC 22 GOALS:

**** Work as hard as I can to Finish in the TOP 50
**** Be Faithful to my eating plan & Make healthy choices
**** Eat Veggies for Snacks - this works for me!
**** No Carbs within 2 hours before bedtime
**** 20 min Exercise / participate in our BLC/FOX challenges
**** Drink my water 8-8 oz. glasses
**** Get proper sleep 6 to 8 hours
**** Recognize where I need Discipline & take steps toward improvement

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The next round of BLC23 is open for registration! Come join us, it just might be the discipline you need to reach your goals!!!! Here's the link:
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=60817


So what IS BLC? "BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE" - 22 teams of about 30 members each lead by 2-5 veterans that will give you weekly challenges, nutritional help and lots of encouragement. You will make new friends through the daily chatter on the team threads. It's been many's secret to success. The challenges encourage us to push just past our comfort zones, try new foods, etc.

This BLC23 round will help you safely navigate past the unhealthy Holiday seasons that approach.

Think this would benefit you? DON'T delay - there are not many spots remaining.

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VICTORY2XS 8/29/2013 9:51AM

    Wow! You did great, Camille! So happy for you, so proud of you, as Kal said. It is encouraging to know these challenges are so effective!

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 8/28/2013 4:40PM

    I was JUST coming to ask you how the round ended for you knowing you had some big family obligations and commitments that COULD have derailed you but you prevailed Camille! You rocked it! I am so excited for and proud OF you for putting you and your fitness and health as a priority in your life knowing that you need to love you and care for you in order to do everything else you do!

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