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BLC #24 SMART goals revisited

Sunday, February 23, 2014

When I started this round of the BLC, we had to post our SMART goals. Here's what I posted at that time (mid-January):

My goal for the BLC #24 challenge is to lose 15# in 12 weeks. To do this, I will do the following:
1. Drink 8 glasses of water at least 6 days per week
2. Exercise for at least 20 minutes 5 days per week
3. Log my calories and stay in range at least 6 days per week


Now our challenge for this week is to review them and tweak if needed.
Weight: I've got 6 weeks left in the challenge, and have a ways to go before I lose 15#. If I lose 2# per week I might squeak by. It will be tough though!
1. I've increased my water since the beginning of the challenge, but am still not consistently getting 8 glasses. So I'm going to bump that down to 6 glasses.
2. I've actually been keeping the exercise goal for the whole challenge so far. Yay! Some days I do more than 20 also.
3. I'm hit or miss on the logging the calories. I'm doing much better with it than before the challenge started, but not 100% yet. I'm going to continue to strive for that though.

  
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CAN_DO73 2/26/2014 9:14PM

    Good for you with your goal setting, sounds like you're doing great!!

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LUCKYDUCK2 2/24/2014 12:20PM

    I think you are doing awesome!! This is all a learning process. Kind of like training for a new job. It takes time and work to learn a new skill.

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DNJEN471 2/24/2014 12:57AM

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Letter to myself

Monday, February 17, 2014

Dear self,

I just wanted you to know that even though you are not perfect, you are loved! You have a kind, loving, caring heart and wouldn't purposely hurt anyone. You have a beautiful family that you need to stay healthy for.
Your body has a lot of extra weight and some other issues, but it is an amazing thing! You were able to produce a whole new human from it! (With the help of God of course!)
Anyway, just remember to take care of yourself!

Me.

  
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LUCKYDUCK2 2/17/2014 11:39PM

    Amen! And don't ever forget it.

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Just got a letter from "future me"

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I was just checking my email and got a letter that I wrote to myself a year ago. It was interesting, but at the same time depressing. I'll copy/paste it here:



"Dear FutureMe,

OK so I am taking part in a BLC challenge on Sparkpeople.com and the theme this week is Back to the Future. So I am working really hard on my weight (currently 335#). I really hope that when I get this letter in a year, I'm in a much better place! Right now I am puffing after just a few minutes of cardio. I did a little strength training and am so sore I can hardly walk. I'm really having a hard time staying in calorie range and drinking my water, but am getting better at it.
I also am about to start my second cycle of clomid in a couple weeks. I really hope that by the time this letter arrives, so will a baby! If not, I would like to be down 100, so around 235#. Am I moving around better? Better stamina when I exercise? Eating healthier? Is the pain in my left knee and both feet better?
Anyway, FutureMe, I hope I made some progress this year!"




SO.... yeah. I am currently 334#... down a whole whopping pound from this time last year. My feet and knee still bother me (although some times are better than others). Still having issues with staying in range and drinking my water. I still puff through workouts that shouldn't be that hard. And obviously, I still don't have a baby, and currently can't afford any more fertility treatments. So that is on hold... just praying for a miracle to happen in the meanwhile. emoticon

BUT.... do you know what??? I AM STILL HERE. I AM STILL TRYING. I AM NOT GIVING UP. Here's to making better progress this year!!

  
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MALAMI518 1/26/2014 5:56PM

    What a great exercise that was. You are still here! You are ready to keep working! You are not giving up! Those are all very positive! I will hope for your miracle, too, and I wish you the best as you continue on your journey.

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CJBAGGINS 1/26/2014 5:27PM

    Well done for still being here, and not giving up!

I have been where you are and I thought my knees and feet would never stop hurting. They do. Think of it as a wonderful reward for when you drop the excess.

cj

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LUCKYDUCK2 1/26/2014 4:06PM

    You know what I see here as a positive? You did not gain any weight this year! I think we are learning something when we can put the brakes on the gaining process too. So, I am going to say congrats on that biggie.



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GUENAVIEVE 1/26/2014 3:18PM

    You are not giving up, that's the great thing! No matter how depressing that letter was for you, the fact that you are going to keep trying is a huge step in the right direction. I struggled to with no progress, we will continue to struggle but I know we can do it!

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MYTHMYTH 1/26/2014 10:50AM

    I think it take a lot of courage to post the letter that you wrote a year ago. time to write a new letter to self - put the past behind you and move on to a brighter future next year emoticon

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BLC #24 SMART goals

Monday, January 20, 2014

My goal for the BLC #24 challenge is to lose 15# in 12 weeks. To do this, I will do the following:
1. Drink 8 glasses of water at least 6 days per week
2. Exercise for at least 20 minutes 5 days per week
3. Log my calories and stay in range at least 6 days per week

  
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LUCKYDUCK2 1/22/2014 5:10PM

    You go Girl!! You can do it. These are some awesome goals in place.

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New year... time to shine!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Well, it's a new year! I have pretty much been gaining and losing the same 15# for the past 3 years. I've completely slacked off for the past month. Enough is enough!! I'm not happy the way that I am. It's time to buckle down and get serious!!

I reset my program, so I'm starting with a clean slate.

I will:
1. Track my calories daily and stay in range at least 6 days a week
2. Drink 64 ounces of water daily
3. Exercise for at least 30 minutes 5 days a week

It's time to do this!

  
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GGJUNEBUG 1/21/2014 11:53PM

    Keep going!

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KITTYKITTEMMING 1/1/2014 5:46PM

    I'm also restarting. We can do this!!

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    emoticon Goooooooo Candy Crushers!

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    You can do it. Don't give up!

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