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BLC 25 break ... and beyond

Monday, July 21, 2014

Well, with round 25 of the BLC winding down it's time for a little re-evaluation. Between battling sinus issues (which seem to be never ending) and two family trips, I know I'll be ending at a higher weight than when the round ended. I have a feeling I won't have lost many, if any, inches either.

I decided not to do the final fitness test. After taking most of last week off from exercise due to traveling, I know my results won't be very accurate.

So now, the question becomes what next? Do I sign up for another round? I love having a challenge, but often the challenges don't work in my life. This journey is supposed to be about making healthy changes that will work for a lifetime.

I'll be thinking things over for the next few days, deciding what my best path is. In the meanwhile, it's back to the basics: plenty of water, at least one freggie with every meal and getting back into an exercise routine that works in my life.

  
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NEWLEAF16 7/23/2014 4:47PM

    Hope you will be able to figure out what is best for you. And hoping your sinus issues settle down a little bit for you! Take care!

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TINATC26 7/22/2014 12:20PM

    Good luck finding your path, Sue! You hit all the right notes here, it really is about what works for you..the important thing is that you are still here, still working at it, and you will find your way! You can do it, we all can do it!! Good luck my friend!

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MONETRUBY 7/21/2014 8:08PM

    I can't answer this one for you, so I would just encourage you to do what is best for you. If the BLC isn't working for you, there are many other ways you can find motivation. I hope you have a good break and get some good rest in.

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BLC 25 Goals and Fitness Test 1

Monday, May 05, 2014

Just a real quick blog from my phone to post my goals for the next 12 weeks and the results of fitness testing.

My goals are pretty basic: 6 pounds lost and at least as many inches. I'm going to get there by cutting way down on soda, increasing my freggies, and focusing on increasing my fitness.

Overall I'm not happy with the results of fitness tests. 38 push-ups in one minute and a one me wog in 15 min., 19 seconds is pretty good. I'm not at all happy with only 6 crunches in the SP fitness test or with the 130 pulse after the three minute step test. It looks like I need to really focus on core strength and endurance in the next few weeks.

  
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CATIATM 5/9/2014 2:15AM

    I'm sorry you didn't like the results, but they're only the initial ones. Your goals are terrific, and you'll feel great when you reach them!

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MONETRUBY 5/5/2014 8:23PM

    emoticon Enjoy the BLC! Which team are you on?

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New Year - New Goals

Monday, December 30, 2013

I'm getting a jump on the new year by posting some goals now.

1. Pedometer - this week just wear it every day. At the end of the week I will average my steps and aim for an extra 500/day. I will increase my numbers each week till I'm at least close to averaging 10,000/day.

2. Freggies - last week was a nightmare in that regard. Tends to happen when I don't eat at home. Last night was the first time in almost a week we actually had supper at home. Goal for this week at least 1 freggie/meal. I will work my way up to 5-7 (or more) servings/day.

3. Gratitude journal - this is something that really helps keep my outlook positive and I find the better my outlook the more I can focus on the steps I need to take to help get myself healthy.

  
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CATIATM 12/31/2013 8:12AM

    I like these ideas, Sue! Good for you for planning for success! emoticon

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1MIN17SECB412PM 12/30/2013 11:52PM

    Oh, Sue, I do sooo MISS you!! emoticon
These are excellent goals - and doable too!!

Also ... like the birds, let us leave behind what we don't need to carry
GRUDGES SADNESS PAIN FEAR and REGRETS. emoticon

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MONETRUBY 12/30/2013 10:43PM

    emoticon You can do it!

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BLC 22 Mid-point

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Actually, the mid-point was on Wed., but I'm just now sitting down to look at my goals and see how I'm doing.

Goal 1: Lose 10 pounds. Actually at this point, I'm up a little over 1 pound, but since I've lost 2" overall I know I'm making progress.

Goal 2: Lose 1-2" each from my waist and hips. One of those inches above was from my waist, so I'm on track there.

Goal 3: Get down to 1 or 2 sodas a week. Not doing so good there either, but this week I'm really making a concerted effort to stay away from them.

Goal 4: 5+ Freggies a day, consistently. I'm getting there. It's easier at this time of year when there's all sorts of fresh produce coming in from the garden.

I also have a couple of smaller goals, but these are the main ones I'm focusing on right now.

  
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ARKPLE 7/14/2013 8:12PM

    Progress not perfection. You're on your way and it ain't over yet. Six more weeks for more progress! xo


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JUSTAGIRL45 7/14/2013 5:52PM

    emoticon
You're making progress. emoticon
You'll get there my friend!

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-SEVEN- 7/14/2013 9:13AM

    emoticon on inches lost, Sue! Keep striving for your best with your other goals- you'll get there! emoticon

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MONETRUBY 7/13/2013 8:51PM

    Sounds like you've made some good progress! Good luck with the second half of the challenge.

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CATIATM 7/13/2013 7:35PM

    I'm struggling a bit myself, so I know it's hard. One day at a time -- don't give up on yourself - you're making progress and that's success! emoticon

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Farmers Market Tips - From a Vendor's Viewpoint

Thursday, June 06, 2013

June is here and Farmers Market season is getting into full swing, at least around here. I've been a vendor at one for several years now and a few things keep happening that keep the experience from being as great as it could be. I think most of these tips will also apply to yard-salers.

1. Bring your cash in SMALL BILLS! Some vendors do take checks and a very few are set up for credit cards. Although we always try to have plenty of change on hand, several people in a row buying one $4 item with a $20 depletes the change reserves in a hurry.

2. Bring a cooler or insulated carry bag. Many markets have eggs, dairy and meat which we wouldn't want to spoil before you can get it home. Also, as the weather heats up it will help keep all that lovely fresh produce from wilting.

3. Please don't smoke. One of the Markets I work is non-smoking, while the other doesn't seem to be. I have asthma and sometimes even the smell of cigarette smoke on someone's clothes can cause me discomfort. Talking to someone who's actively smoking WILL cause a reaction. In the past, I've lived with it, but this year I will insist that anyone stopping at my table put their cigarettes out before talking to me. Also, IMHO, all the healthy eating in the world can't un-do the damage done by smoking.

  
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CATIATM 6/8/2013 7:18PM

    All great tips, Sue - thanks for sharing!

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MONETRUBY 6/6/2013 9:49PM

    Great tips! I don't understand why people go to yard sales, farmer's markets, etc, with larger bills-but maybe I'm just way too practical of a thinker.

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LADYJ6942 6/6/2013 9:02PM

    Great tips, thank you Sue. Good luck

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1MIN17SECB412PM 6/6/2013 6:00PM

    emoticon Sue~z. emoticon I knew about the small bills but it's a gr8 reminder now that the season's upon us. DER!! ::crosses eyes:: I did not think to bring the cooler, and the emoticon is sooo UN-cool!! It STINKS too!! Nearly gags me when I smell it. Hope your day was profitable!! I really need to 'do' a yard-sale too. SPmail me on the you-know-what, k?!! LOL!!

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-SEVEN- 6/6/2013 5:41PM

    emoticon Thanks for the tips Sue! Have a great season!

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