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GOOOOOAAAAALLLL (well for BLC at least!)

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Hello Sparkpeople wonderful friends and random blogs readers (I do that too :P).

Today was the last weigh-in of BLC 24, a 12-weeks weightloss challenge. And, like you might have understand with my blog title, I reached my goal for the challenge.

When I registered in january, I was just starting my primal diet, and I didn't know how it would turn out. So I chose to be conservative with my goal, setting it for a 10 pounds loss over the lenght of the challenge. I was just getting back in the swing of things and I wanted to make sure I could reach it, in order to be successful instead of failing, right at the re-start of my weightloss journey.

But after 5 weeks, I had reach that easy goal. And I felt confident enough to go for something bigger. So I decide to aim for 20 pounds.

Last week, I gained a little, and I need to lose a little over 3 pounds in the last week to reach it, I was already talking to myself to be proud no matter what, etc.

I usually peek on the scale once or twice during the week. This week I didn't. The result on the scale this morning was a complete surprise. And a good one!

My BLC starting weight was 223.4 lb. My finish weight is 202 lb. A 21.4 lb loss!!!

Thanks to all the Mochas for your support and friendship. And to everyone passing on my page, leaving comments and goodies.

We are now entering the break between two BLC rounds and I must stay focus. I want to be under 200 for Easter so I have 3 pounds to lose in two weeks, gotta keep pushing.

Have a nice day!

  
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EDDYMEESE 4/9/2014 11:02PM

    woo hoo! Nice job!

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MOTHERBEAR4 4/9/2014 10:16PM

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WUMPASTAR 4/9/2014 12:19PM

    Woohoo!!! So close to Onederland!!!!!

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NEWLEAF16 4/9/2014 12:09PM

    Way To Go Zoe!!!! So happy that all of your hard work and dedication really paid off

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DNJEN471 4/9/2014 11:57AM

    Congrats!!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/9/2014 10:23AM

    wo zoé that is totally awesome.proud of you love now just make sure you can keep it off in the break. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PEGGYO 4/9/2014 10:11AM

    way to go!

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GRANDEFILLE 4/9/2014 9:35AM

    that's great! congratulations! Nothing like setting goals and attaining them to feel like you are on the top of the world!

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EMERALDELEPHANT 4/9/2014 9:31AM

    WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AMARILYNH 4/9/2014 9:31AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Totally and completely AWESOME!! What a great way to finish a great round of BLC! You totally rocked it - way to go!!!!!

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AVAMARIE62 4/9/2014 8:55AM

    Great job! Keep up the good work! You are just a breath away from ONEderland!
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BABYSTEPS123 4/9/2014 8:47AM

    HIP-HIP-HOORAY!!!
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...and it seems I won't be getting anymore sleep soon!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Here's my schedule from today until april 3th.
I work monday-friday 7:30-4:00.

Tonight: Choir practice

Tomorrow: Zumba + singing practice for a friend's mom's funeral

Thursday: Prayer gatering (in the style of Taizé if you know about it).

Friday: Quick shopping for the weekend ahead, leaving for Sherbrooke (1h30 drive).

Saturday: Service for my boyfriend's grandmother, she passed today (that's why we need to go to Sherbrooke). Leave Sherbrooke at 11AM, get back home(1h30 drive), then go straight to my friend's mom's funeral (at 2:30) to sing because she asked me to. Then, leave after the funeral and drive about 2h to get to my other friend's cabin, because we had a party planned that weekend! Enjoy my evening!

Sunday: Leave from the cabin at unknown time, pass by the office to get my training material, drop boyfriend at home, take my suitcase and leave for Québec city (3h drive) to check in my hotel room.

Monday: I'm in Québec city to give a training, get back home after the training.

Tuesday: Choir practice

Wednesday: Zumba

Thursday: Crash on the couch and never get up ever again!

It will be a real struggle for the diet AND the exercise. I'll do my best, because I don't want to screw the last week of BLC!!!

  
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FITNHEALTHYKAL 3/26/2014 4:54PM

    emoticon I am exhausted just reading your upcoming week schedule.

Do take care of you. Get plenty of rest and stay hydrated.

You have totally rocked this round! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAIZWAYS 3/26/2014 1:12PM

    Wow! Even reading your schedule makes me feel tired! emoticon So sorry for your loss.

emoticon You have done a fantastic job with your weight loss so far - you can do this - you always have control over portion size. Make the best choice that you can. emoticon emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/26/2014 9:00AM

    today is the anniversary of my mothers death.my condolances to your boyfriend and your friend on their loss.try and rest as much as you can in between things and remember to keep up your fluids. emoticon

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CHERIONE 3/26/2014 6:07AM

    You can stick with it! Eat smart, exercise when you can. I'll bet after Thursday, you WILL get off the couch again! Lol

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MERRYMARY42 3/25/2014 10:40PM

    one step at a time, you can do this

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MJ7DM33 3/25/2014 7:26PM

  Wow! You have your hands full!

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UMBILICAL 3/25/2014 7:02PM

  Oh No

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I need more sleep

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Why is it when I get something under control, something else just go flying.
I can't balance nutrition, exercise and sleeping it seems.
I feel like I can only pick 2 out of three! Lately, the sleeping is the one I left out.
I've been super good all week with my workout and what I ate, but went to bed almost everynight past 11h30!!! For this lady who needs to be out the appartment by 6h30, that's too late!

I guess that will be my challenge for next week!
Also, I'm gonna push really hard to be in the top 10 for this round of BLC. As of week 9, I'm in 13th spot!

  
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FITNHEALTHYKAL 3/26/2014 4:56PM

    You are a winner no matter what. Don't pressure or push yourself too hard. You have a lot going on. Definitely sleep can be the straw that breaks the camels back. Take time for you and BREATHE!!!!

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CHERIONE 3/25/2014 6:25PM

    Organize! You can do it! emoticon

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DNJEN471 3/25/2014 2:31PM

    Me too! And... Sleep is so important. emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 3/25/2014 2:23PM

  keep it up. you know what you need to do. you can do it.

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Working out feels good!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

I know, it's a shocking revelation! Working out feels good! Who knew!!!

Well I knew. But I forgot about it. Now that I'm working on my workout routine, I'm rediscovering the good feeling of sweat and sore muscles.

Today, I did a 40 minutes kenpo/kickboxing video and that was a lot of fun. After that, I did 30 minutes of arms and shoulders ST training.

I have stickers on my calendar everyday since monday and I want to keep this up.
A big one if I stick to my program (doing cardio when planned and ST when planned as well) or a small one if I get at least 20 min like a walk or a short cardio workout.

Feel free to ask me how are my stickers going if you don't ear about them in a while LOL.

Have a great weekend everyone!

  
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MJEFFERSON23 3/23/2014 10:22AM

  emoticon emoticon Keep it up!

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Stickers!!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Yes, I like cute things.
Yes, I like rewards.
Yes, I'm a big kid!

So I got me some stickers! Isn't it ridiculous that I'm super excited by some cute picture with glue on the back LOL.
Anyway, I had a calendar from the Scouts I wasn't using (they don't sell cookies here, but calendar, way less delicious, but not fatening!). I bought cute, cute stickers, and I'm gonna stick'em on the calendar everyday I work out 20 minutes at least. If I do the workout I had plan (see my previous blog), I'll put a big sticker and when I just do anyother workout for minimum 20 minutes, I'll put a small one.

If it works for little kids, I don't see why it can't work for big kids!

Here they are:











  
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ZENRYAKU 3/22/2014 11:51PM

    I love the ladybird stickers emoticon

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TWILAQ1 3/22/2014 4:46PM

    Good plan!

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RONI122 3/21/2014 11:24PM

    Zoe I love the reward of stickers! Just think how your calendar will look at the end of the month!

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MALAMI518 3/21/2014 10:25PM

    I love stickers, too! Maybe that's why I teach preschool...I've never completely grown up. Enjoy your stickers and your calendar. It looks like great motivation to me.

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BABYSTEPS123 3/21/2014 8:24PM

    Too fun!

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TRUNKJUNK 3/21/2014 4:04PM

    Cute stickers

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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/21/2014 1:29PM

    i have a sticker calendar as well but mine is coloured dots.if i had you stickers i wouldn´t get to use them as the kids would nab them lol. emoticon

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WUMPASTAR 3/21/2014 11:51AM

    Hahaha that's so cute! It's an awesome idea! I've got a huge pile of sticker sheets I barely use - I'm totally stealing your idea :)

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DNJEN471 3/21/2014 9:44AM

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ELSAT137 3/21/2014 9:36AM

    Great Idea! I reward myself with quarters!

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