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300+ Halloween challenge ending

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Well tomorrow is the last weigh-in for the Halloween challenge I was participating in. I didn't do as well as I had hoped, but I did make some progress in getting back into tracking and exercising. Now I just need to keep building on that and getting more consistent with it. I will get there eventually!

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SIOL55 11/10/2014 5:53PM

  Stick with it. YOu can do it!

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THEGROOVYCHICK 11/10/2014 8:28AM

    Every little step counts! Great job! emoticon

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MCFITZ2 11/10/2014 2:19AM

    Good luck on the weigh in. emoticon

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BLC 26 weekend challenge

Monday, November 03, 2014

This week for the challenge I have to blog about a few things... these are tough questions!! I really don't know how to answer them but I'll try...

1. A time I exhibited super hero strength (mental or physical):
hmmm.. the only things I can think of are during deaths of people I cared about and being able to carry on with my life.

2. What is your secret identity? What are you hiding? Does wearing the mask allow you to be the person you've always dreamed of being? If you remove your mask what would we find?:
I don't know that I really wear a mask... I think I'm pretty out in the open about who I am and the stuff I deal with.

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MCFITZ2 11/4/2014 6:24PM

    Angie you did great. They were difficult questions. I also don't believe I wear a mask, but I might be fooling myself.

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MARYBETH4884 11/4/2014 2:11PM

    Good for you Angie!! Being honest with who you are and what you want the world to see makes life easier!!! emoticon

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SUZHOLLE 11/4/2014 1:11PM

    They were really hard questions! It's great you open about your self! Most people find that a very hard thing.

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Expectations for BLC #26

Monday, September 22, 2014

BLC #26 just started! Yay!

I've been slacking for quite a while, and actually hit my all-time high weight last week. So I'm going to make the most of this challenge to get myself back on track!

This isn't my first BLC, so I kind of know what to expect... but this time I'm going to use all the tools, support, and everything available to me because I know I need help! There are always good workout options, accountability, and the challenges to help me along the way.

Here we go!

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THEGROOVYCHICK 9/25/2014 12:26PM

    You can do it! emoticon emoticon

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SIOL55 9/24/2014 6:40AM

  How's it going? You can do it!

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MCFITZ2 9/23/2014 4:27PM

    You can succeed at this. Cheering you on. emoticon

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SIOL55 9/23/2014 7:46AM

  Good luck. emoticon

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DOILIEQUEEN 9/22/2014 11:24PM

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Meal plan and recovery plan

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

For my BLC challenge this weekend, I need to write out a meal plan for 4 days and a recovery plan for after a slip up. Well I'm in slip-up mode right now, as today was a really busy day and we ate fast food for every meal. Ugh. So tomorrow, my plan is lots of freggies, lean protein, and water, and a workout.

My meal plan for 4 days: Grilled chicken breast and broccoli.
Balsamic pot roast with sweet potatoes
Italian pork chops with a veggie from the freezer
spaghetti and tossed salad

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    You can do it! emoticon

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SIOL55 5/13/2014 5:52PM

  Looks like you have a great handle on things! emoticon

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LUCKYDUCK2 5/13/2014 12:57PM

    I second the YUM ! One day at a time here too. :)

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MCFITZ2 5/13/2014 1:02AM

I know you will be back on track. Life puts some hills and detours. We just keep working through them.. You got your points. emoticon

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BLC 25: Starting Fitness Test and BLC goals

Sunday, May 04, 2014

I am in week 1 of the BLC 25 challenge... Groovy Gecko this time! New team for me. One of our challenges to start out is to do a fitness test. This will be repeated at the halfway point (6 weeks) and the end (12 weeks). There were 4 tests:

1. Push ups: how many in a minute.
I did 9... but they weren't in very good form at all. Poor for my age range.

2. Crunches (arms down, fingertips move forward 6"): how many in a minute.
27... which is actually a lot better than I thought I would do... I've always considered myself to have a weak core. Good for my age range.

3. 1 mile walk: time
20:03. I was puffing not long after starting too... I really hope to improve this during the challenge. Very poor for my age range.

4. 3 minute step (12" step. [I had to use 9" because of my knees and I don't have a 12" step.] Set metronome for 96bpm, do up, up, down, down on step to that pace for 3 minutes. Stop and sit immediately, count pulse for 1 full minute)
Pulse 145. Very poor for my age range.

So, it looks like I have lots of room for improvement!

During the 12 weeks, I would like to get back to tracking consistently and staying in calorie range, increasing my water intake (right now the only sure water I get is 1 cup with my thyroid pill in the morning. Sometimes I get a little more in throughout the day, but not regularly). I also want to get at least 20 minutes of exercise 5 days per week. By doing all this, I hope to drop at least 15#.

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MCFITZ2 5/4/2014 11:19PM

    Remember we all start somewhere. My results were decent I think. Again I just finished 8 weeks of trainer lead Dare to lose work outs. Believe me my pre test they ran at the start of that program were much lower than when I finished.
My point is you are working on you. This is simply where you are. Now you have a yardstick to measure your progress.
Be proud you were able to finish the whole test. emoticon

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