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BLC 15 Stats

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

***OFFICIAL BEGINNING WEIGH IN: 1/5 is 185 pounds
Weight loss goal for BLC 15: 20 pounds

Bust: 40
Waist: 41
Hip: 45
Arm: 13
Thigh: 26

Starting Pics:

I'm so embarrassed and ashamed that I've let myself to go, but that's the point of the pics. To take a REALLY good look at yourself and decide if you're ready for change.

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CARMEL466 1/5/2011 5:23AM

    We're always harder on ourselves then anyone else. I know you will do great on this challenge and beyond. Wishing you the best on reaching your goals. emoticon

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MY BLC for BLC14 Round

Tuesday, September 07, 2010


1. Stop making Excuses: Currently I make several excuses" I don't have time to work out, I don't feel like cooking, I don't want to eat another frozen dinner, I hate water, etc, etc. I want to begin to stop making excuse and create healthy alternatives. I will try at least one new recipe a week. This will help with the food boredom. I need to workout at least six days a week even if it's twenty to thirty minutes. I need consistency, otherwise I'll make an excuse why not to workout the next day and anyone has time for a thirty minute workout. For crying out loud I have an elliptical in my bedroom and several dvds.

2. I need to take care of me. I often will go out of my way to help others, but when I'm in need no one is there. It's fine to help others, but not at the expense of overly extending myself. I need to get a little better at saying NO. I'm definitely on my way, but it needs some improvement. I'm not a crier, but a situation happened the other day with my sister, I was so upset I actually teared up. Then a began to think about it. Why are you letting her get you so upset when she's not giving a second thought to you or your feelings. Just let it go, take it as a lesson learned in dealing with selfish personalities and move on. Often times I'll accept behaviors from family that I would never accept from anyone else and the crap needs to stop. I'm an emotional and I don't enjoy begin in that negative head space.


I would like to drop twenty to thirty pounds during this challenge. I think that's a realistic range and I'll be well on my way to my goal of 140lbs!!!

4. DON'T QUIT!!!

I will remain committed. I will not punish myself for mistakes or stumbles made, instead I'll pick myself back up and correct the problem during the next meal instead of the following Monday. I will be more active to assist in the potential roadblocks. I will attend Zumba on both Saturday and Sunday and at least once during the week, other than that I can work from home.


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LYDSKEN 9/7/2010 12:37PM

    I completely relate to you. I dont know why I let my sister get to me and let family treat me the way they do. I am always trying to help others, and honestly, it gets me nowhere.We definitely need to start looking out for ourselves!!!
Thanks for the reminder and the encouragement

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REAL_FOOD 9/7/2010 12:33PM

    I can hear your excitement and commitment...you've got this! Love that you're in a NO EXCUSE ZONE.

In the long run, if we don't take care of ourselves, no one else will. I found that when I started treating myself better, others treated me better as well. Or maybe I just stopped spending time with those who didn't...either way--it improved!


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Podiatrist Visit

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I went to the podiatrist today for a toenail fungus.(I know ewwhhh) However towards the end of my visit she began discussing nutrient rich foods and discussed my frequency of exercise. I was thinking what the hell does this have to do with my toenail fungus. She went on to explain that so many people are coming in with diabetic related problems that she's had to begin incorporating wellness into her practice. WOW!!! I felt this was really a sign of the times. This obesity epidemic in our country is really out of control. It's scary, every health care specialty is being affected by it. We all really need to wake up.

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MEHECSKE 10/4/2011 1:13AM

    Goodness, yes! But it is very nice that she was able to make the time to start working proactively.

(@*&@%! toenail fungus!)

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Exercise an hour a day?

Monday, March 29, 2010

I remember the reponses to the recent spark article and the study suggesting an hour a day of exercise. Here's a link to some more information from the Today's Show.


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DAWNSYOGAFLOW 3/29/2010 9:25AM

    Thanks for the links! One day at a time, one hour at a time!

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Is it ok to be Fat?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

This is the topic recently discussed on Nightline's Face Off segment. Pretty interesting, ya'll should check it out.

In the fifth installment of the series, Crystal Renn, model and author of "Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves" and Marianne Kirby, co-author of "Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere" will face off against MeMe Roth, president of National Action Against Obesity and Kim Bensen, author of "Finally Thin," on dieting, obesity and whether it's OK to be fat


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YOHLI07 2/25/2010 3:02PM

    I felt the same way, only excuses. All of are trying to attain a healthy weight, not necessarily become skinny and we all know it's a lifestyle change. The harsh reality is that for the average person being overweight, obese, etc. is not healthy. For some people that's a hard reality to face. She may never have any health problems associated with her weight and that's great for her, but it's not the case for the average person. I know for me there have been time my cholesterol has been elevated, I snore almost every day now, and I have trouble whenever I tend to exert myself. I just didn't feel like she was being honest with the consequences of being overweight. No one her judging her right to remain that size, they just wanted her to keep it real.

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IRIE_KEY 2/25/2010 2:18PM

    I found it fascinating and watched the entire segment online once I saw the condensed version on ABC Nightline. I wish Marianne Kirby would have been more open about her reasons for staying where she is. I may be biased, but find it hard to believe she is maintaining her weight when she talks healthy diet although she never did address the fitness portion - just heard excuses.

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