Friday, September 14, 2012
First off, I know I am BLC this, and BLC that. But this one if for points and I gotta do it and represent the Sassy Sheriff's.
I'm going to cross enemy lines to give a thank you and a shout out to my girl Susan from the Mighty Mocha Hunters. Her blog of goals blew me away. She taught me that goals need to be specific and something I can measure to show that I did or did not measure up. I can't simply say I'm going to eat LESS or exercise more, I need numbers, so thanks Susan for showing me how it's done!
Goals for 12 week BLC 20:
*Lose 18 pounds. That is fine and good, but how am I going to get there?
*By eating no more than 1550 calories each day. If weight loss stalls like it has in the past, I may try calorie cycling, but I am going to hope that it doesn't come to that. I have been in range eating 1650ish, and that has gradually been slipping to 1700. That is not okay. 1550, end of story.
*The Sheriff's roll with 360 fitness minutes a week. That threw me for a loop for a second, but it can VERY easily be done. So my goal is 360 minutes per week, no excuses.
Ideal breakdown of exercise minutes:
Sat, Sun, Mon = workdays. 45 minutes walking = 2 miles.
Mon,Wed,Fri = TNT - 20 minutes.
Tue = 30 minutes of cardio.
Wed, Th, Fri = 45 minutes cardio.
*Water! Water! Water!
This was a habit, a great habit that was like second nature to me for the last 4 months at least. I don't know what is up all of a sudden, but it's not happening as easily. So you know what that means, time to TRACK/MEASURE the water again. Yep, a little annoying but gotta do what I gotta do.
Over these 12 weeks, I want to, scratch that, I WILL push myself to the limits, for myself and for my team. I WILL get back to doing the things that got me to where I am, but with an extra KICK to it. This challenge is just what I needed, and I am happy to be a part of it. This challenge may very well be the tool that gets me SUPER close to Onederland, and that is something I am so excited about!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I am super excited to be a part of BLC 20. I am also super dooper nervous, because I've never participated in one before, so I am the total newbie! The Sheriff's have a no nonsense approach, and I am really excited to be a part of the team! They have also been very welcoming to the newbies like myself, and have made it clear that if I have any questions there are more than enough people to provide me with an answer. I look forward to 12 awesome weeks of sweating, eating right, and dropping some pounds!
I thought long and hard about my goals for the challenge, and it is so easy to just shoot for 2lbs a week and say I'm going to lose 24 pounds in 12 weeks. But I also don't want to shoot myself in the foot. My weight loss is at a point where I really have to fight tooth and nail for every ounce that comes off of my body. I decided 18 pounds in 12 weeks was the perfect goal for me. 1.5 pounds per week. It isn't taking the short cut of 1 pound per week, but it isn't setting myself up for total disappointment shooting for 2 lbs a week. I think it is the perfect balance that will cause me to push myself without getting disappointed by an unreasonable goal.
Starting Weight For BLC 20: 227
Goal Weight For BLC 20: 209
I'm looking very forward to Wednesday to get this ball rolling!
Thursday, September 06, 2012
My ghetto attempt to give a quick shoutout to my peeps, I have no webcam, so this was the best I could do. I have this urge to redo it but if I do it'll be 100 times then I won't post it LOL.
I really do heart ya'll, and I know it didn't say much but I think you are all awesome!! :D
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Well, boys are allowed, but I am pretty sure the title was able to make them run screaming from the room.
Whenever TOM comes to visit me, I get the worst cramps. Okay, so I can't really claim the worst cramps, because I am sure there is always someone who has it worse. But let's just say I did not cry when I fell down the stairs and broke my leg and my ankle. I cried 3 hours later out of frustration that I was STILL in the waiting room of the ER meanwhile my foot had completely flopped over cuz my ankle wasn't really attached to my leg, but I digress.
But I get period cramps that will bring me to tears. I will take even 4 midol (not all at once) and it's like nothing helps. For years I have allowed myself to eat anything and everything, and I thought it was rightfully so. Funny how that kind of thinking got me to 272 pounds at one point.
Obviously eating badly a couple times a month didn't do it... I felt that attitude spread to so many other things. "I am really tired, so I DESERVE to get fast food because I'm too tired to cook"... "I am just so stressed, a burger will make me feel better", the list will go on and on.
I am really learning so much from everyone here, and how my attitude in life has needed to change big time. You guys get me to think things through, and I really learn more about myself everyday, and for that I thank all of you.
Oh and P.S., baked sea salt ruffles and Nature's valley salty & sweet peanut bar are my favorite "time of the month" things LOL. ;)
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