Monday, August 05, 2013
Hello to ALL of my Fellow and Sister BLCers (And Howdy to all you Non-BLCer's who were kind enough to just stop by.)
By the way...If you do know me...Then you KNOW this could get long....Get your eye drops out...Grab some water...Sit for a minute...
It has been a long while...and I sure do Miss chatting with EVERYONE!
Quick Background for everyone, to get you familiar with my story. It helps for those who do not know me, and wonder who this Coo-Coo Lady is that is Addressing everyone in The BLC???
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Oh...For those who don't know..."The BLC" is a 12 Week Challenge, here on Sparkpeople. If you have any interest you can click on the link provided to Join the MAILING LIST TEAM...There will be a New Round beginning Very Soon. With Back To School, there is also Back To The BLC!!! (The BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE).
This is a 12 Week Challenge that perpetuates, with a small break between Rounds. Currently, we are in our 22nd Consecutive Round...That Tells you that it WORKS!
Space is Limited. So click to Join the MAILING LIST TEAM if you would like to be the FIRST to receive updates as to when the Next Round will be Opening Registrations Again!
If you are interested in a TEAM BASED Challenge, that runs 12 Weeks at a time...CONSISTENTLY Updated each week, with your TEAM. PLUS INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS! With a Chance to have YOUR TEAM NAME in Lights for the Entire Week!!! Then you might wanna join this Team.
I can Tell you, that having Joined this Team...Again...That in the 9 weeks I have been ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING...I have already shed -12 Pounds...and YOU CAN TOO!
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Now...Back to the "back story"...
I have had the honor and privilege to have been an ADMIN for This Special Challenge for 14 Rounds...I would eat, sleep, and breathe the BLC everyday...So much so, that I got out of balance for a while...and I sadly, retired from The BLC and took a year off, until I might be able to come back without getting the shakes, and wanting to have my fingers in everything again. Twas hard to overcome that...but I have...and now I am BACK in The BLC and Doing FANTASTIC!!! If you want to know more about me and my story, just stop by my sparkpage.
This is the FIRST time I have EVER been in The BLC and NOT been in Leadership...It is New to me...but I like it...I like it alot!
I am now a part of The PINK VIKINGS TEAM and we are ON FIRE this Round! We Just Ranked #1 Over All of the other 22 or so, teams...We are Really FOCUSED and sre MAKING PROGRESS HAPPEN! I LOVE being a part of this TEAM! So Many are making Such Wonderful Changes and it shows...In this 9 Weeks, we have been Throwing the LB's overboard like CRAZY! To this point our TEAM (of about 26 gals-ish) have shed -175 Pounds!!! Anyone see a 5'10" Fella standing around?!?!? Try to pick him up...Yeah That's Right!!! We are ACHIEVING OUR SUCCESS!!! We have a Goal of -200 Pounds this Round...and I think we are Gonna Do it PLUS! Ya see, with my PINK SISTAS...We are PRO-Active...and we get it DONE Before it needs ta be done, so we can Do even MORE!
Now that being said...You ALL KNOW that I am Rooting for EVERY TEAM!!! When I had the pleasure of being in ADMIN...I think I had THE BEST JOB in The BLC...because I got to flutter around and Chat with EVERY TEAM...I belonged to ALL TEAMS...I am pretty sure I must hold the record for being a Member of the Most Teams...
Anyway...With being a Member of only 1 Team now...I do not get to visit with as many of you as I once did...and I just wanted to give a GIANT HALLAH out To ALL of MY BLC Friends!!!
I wanted to take a minute (or like, probably 10, by the time you get done reading )
I want to SHARE some of My BLC ENERGY with ALL of YOU!!! This Challenge is Like MAGIC! I get so INSPIRED and MOTIVATED through All of your ACTIONS! When I read about your Milestones...and ACCOMPLISHMENTS...It FIRES-ME-UP...and...It makes me want to CELEBRATE WITH YOU!!!
I wish you ALL GREAT SUCCESS this Round...I hope Round 22 has been GOOD to YOU! I hope it has been a time of Change and Growth...I hope you are finding ALL of the Healthy Benefits of MAKING YOU A PRIORITY and MAKING those CHANGES HAPPEN!
SUCCESS IS MADE EVERY ROUND YOU TRY!!!!
May You Always Strive to Make Today Better Than Yesterday...and May The Scales be Ever in Your Favor!!!
I sure do miss ya, and Hope that you all are doing well...That Life is Happening WITH You, and not TO You...If you have been struggling...Please Reach Out...I PROMISE you, Someone will be there to help You Through. This is The Greatest Challenge I KNOW...Filled with The Greatest Challengers...and We are All in this TOGETHER!!! Please Do NOT Ever Feel, that you are Letting Your Team Down...When we are having Trouble on our own...That is precisely when we need to draw closer to our TEAM...So if you are having a rough go of it, right now...Please Raise Your Hand... There are MANY Wonderful Folks in The BLC, who are here to Help you be STRONG! Please don't feel you have to do this alone.
For those who are Maintaining...GREAT JOB! You are Keeping it all together and that is GREAT! You are On-Track and CHANGE WILL COME! Just KEEP YOUR FOCUS. YOU GOT THIS!!!
For those who are seeing the pounds melt off...HIGH FIVES FOR EVERYONE!!! YOU ARE DOING IT!!! You have got your GOALS in SIGHT and you are AIMING for the PRIZE!!! KEEP PUSHING...We are not there yet...We still have 3 more weeks and that can Yield a LOT of RESULTS!!! Especially the way that you have been MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN!!! GO!!! GO!!! GO!!!! We Got this!!!
So...KEEP YOUR FOCUS EVERYONE!!! Remember what you are AIMING for! CHECK YOUR GOALS DAILY...TRACK...REST...HYDRATE...KEEP NUTRITION IN CHECK...TAKE ACTION...BE IN-CHARGE...MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN!!!
Wishing You All True BLC SUCCESS!!!
Now Let's Get our METABOLISM Revved for a few minutes...Join me in a Happy Dance?!?!?!
DON'T GIVE UP!!! DON'T EVER STOP!!!
And just to end on a Really happy note...I would like to share a song that my 13 year old daughter has been listening to recently...I just love it...It is catchy...Hope you are ready to humm the rest of the day!!!
SMART WAYS TO LIVE:
Thursday, May 30, 2013
This morning did not go as planned...My SIL called to cancel going to the gym this morning. and invited me to come along shopping with her for her sons graduation goodies...What happened next surprised me...I declined...Weird because I don't mind that kind of shopping and spending time with my good friend...FUN...right...That is me...I like FUN...but then...what happened next...made me feel SO GOOD! I told you all this morning that I was going to the gym...and gonna make a record...3 days in a row...But guess what...I did not do that...
Instead...I drove my little car to our area metro-parks...and I did a 5k all by myself...I kicked my own butt...I made me run up hills...I made me run down hills...I went on the horse trails...away from the noise of traffic and other exercisers...I just enjoyed myself immensely...when I wasn't gasping for breath. I really wanted to just get my Magic mile, so I could say I got some fitness, and be done with it...I was struggling to stay.
But Noooooooo...I thought of you all working hard, and making wonderful Achievements Happen...So I kept going...Mile 2, I wanted to just stop...I was sweating...it was hot and humid already...in the woods no less...My car was just about a little more than a 1/4 mile away...I could just be done...I had already gone farther than I wanted to...
But Noooooo...I made myself climb a steep hill, and then I turned around and made myself run for longer than I had before...and you know what??? I FELT AMAZING and ACCOMPLISHED because I got that 5k...even when I was fighting myself...So THANK YOU again for the mental support I needed to push myself through...I did more than I was going to...by 3x's...and YES! I Feel GOOD!
I stopped at Panera on my way home and picked up a strawberry, chicken, poppy seed salad, and I am looking forward to refueling with Healthy Whole Food!!!
Had to stop back and let you know I was so happy...because I didn't give into an excuse (A FUN one too) not to workout...it didn't go as I had intended, but I had a back-up plan...and then I pushed myself to go farther...I was STRONGER than my inner-voice that did not want to really give much effort...I beat that voice and I am ECSTATIC! It is not often that I have gone against what I want...that is half my problem...Telling myself No...having self-control and focus on my Goals...or being able to push myself out of my own comfort-zone...However, Since joining back here with all of you...I am starting to get my rhythm back...and I am wicked Happy!!!
It was one a those Surprise yourself moments...So Thanks for giving me that added pep...that STRONGER, LOUDER inner-voice, telling me to do the work and push through. It might be the Endorphin's speaking...but I just feel so jazzed right now! Felt like celebrating my NSV (Non-Scale Victory) with all of you...since you had something to do with it too.
High-5's for everyone!!!
Friday, March 01, 2013
Well...Great News for US...Bad News for Krill...
Okay...okay...okay...It's about Krill Oil...and really, this is NOT a commercial...It's just some really cool stuff I have JUST discovered, and I want to share with everyone else because I want you to have the same facts that I do. I am going to share a post I made on FB just a bit ago. Hot off the Presses!!! Well, It is Great News to Me anyway, and I just had ta share it with all of YOU!
This Just goes to show you again, on a couple of different levels, How Something so small and simple, and with so little effort, can have such a Powerful, Beneficial, and Great Impact on our Health. I'm tellin' you...It's all about those baby-steps...Since I have discovered this, I am going to for sure, give it a try! Of course I have already shared with my Parents, In-laws, and Aunts n' Uncles...and then I came here straight away, to share with you too. Shoutin' it from the Mountain-Tops! Yodle-le-he-Hoooooo!!!
To give you a little background, before proceeding further...A friend and I are discussing our current health and nutrition with a group of folks, and Krill oil comes up...I decide to do some investigating to check into the benefits...and Boy Howdy...It might be worth your time too. It was for me.
To be more specific, I am responding to her comment, that she did not know what krill were (fish that follow the whales, fish food if you will, It's like ya cut out the middle man and go for the real deal...Ya know...what the fish eat, to give you the benefits of the Fish oil. She thought you had to eat the fish. Thankfully, that is not the case at all! )
The first is an 8 minute video, and pretty factual and technical...but Great Info! I know I am glad that I took the 8 minutes to get mo' KNOWLEDGE! The 2nd is Dr. Oz, as he explains things so we all can understand it better. I hope you'll benefit from taking this time as well.
Hugz for all of ya!
Long Live Me...and Long Live My Friends!
Oh my Gawsh Do NOT make me laugh Penni...Oh that was so funny. I bet suddenly Krill oil is not as bad as you thought, huh?!? I've been hearing quite a bit about Krill Oil more recently as well. I decided to investigate a little further and Good news...I found an 8 minute Video, from a fella who certainly sounds like he knows what he was talking about...All seemed Very Factual, though I admit I did not check his facts...It is a LOT of GOOD info on Krill oil and its Benefits. For sure check it out. When you start breaking things down into macro-nutrients, I think this would be an excellent decision to make. Think I'm gonna go get me sum a that...I am also following with a Dr. Oz video since folks seem to gravitate toward him as the expert..."Well Dr. Oz says...". So now you can make an informed decision too. Should I make a commercial?!?! ;)
Great Info! 8 minutes worth your time, if you take Fish oil.
and Dr. Oz
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