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Half Effort is better than No Effort, Right?

Monday, May 23, 2011

So, we all know I've been struggling this round of BLC, right? I started 2011 off w/ a full head of steam, just tearing thru this weight loss thing, all gung-ho & excited about hitting Healthy BMI by Memorial Day.

Ha! Memorial Day is next week, & I would have to lose 15 lbs or so to hit that goal! It ain't gonna happen.

So instead of moaning & whining about this or that - I respect your time, and frankly, who has time to read long drawn-out blogs anyway? - I'm just gonna cut to the chase.

I sent an email to the Mocha cappies yesterday, I think, requesting "floater" status. All the good stuff for BLC happens when I can't - or chose not to - do it. BLC cranks it up when I am least available to participate or track or do whatever it is that everybody is doing. So, instead of feeling left out or dragging my team down, I'm floating.

I have decided to do what I can do when I can do it and not worry about what I can't do or don't do or choose not to do, when everybody else is doing it. I'm giving it what I can, which is less - about half - of what I was giving it in the 1st quarter of the year. There may be a point in my life when I can go all out again, and at that time, I'll become an active member again.

So, tonight, I'm setting my alarm for 4:15, sleeping in my work-out clothes, putting my glasses on my Bible in the living room - not next to the computer & all that temptation for distraction (a-hem!), and going to bed at a decent hour, even if that means I don't watch all of Dancing with the Stars (TV is such a waste of time, anyway!). In the morning, I would like to try some form of Bootcamp video (Spring into Shape is just crazy!) & move my thrift-store step into the living room & actually take the step video I borrowed from the library out of the case & put it into the DVD & hit the play button.

I would like to do that Mon-Thurs. Weekends, I track & exercise when I can.

That's my plan, & I'm sticking to it (for now).


Rich & I went for a hike today (notice how I'm trying to stretch out the neck flab for the picture? Hahaha!). The 1st hike of the year, at Lighthouse Park. It's a relatively easy-rated hike, with some hills & such, and I wasn't surprised that it was harder than it has been in the past (but not as hard as when I was at my heaviest). I canNOT quit altogether. I want to have an active summer (when we can). Today proved to me that I do NOT want to go backwards any more. But maybe my forwards is just gonna have to be at a different pace - my pace.

No more comparisons - to my previous performance or others'
No more unrealistic expectations - besides to do the best I can with what I have

Just trying to keep it real & make the better choice (just like my sig line says).

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NH_MOM 5/24/2011 1:59PM

    Have you tried the NEW You bootcamp? I like that best out of all of them. I believe yesterday I hit 750 days on my streak for doing it. emoticon

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KRISTA-GIRL 5/24/2011 12:49PM

    You are wonderful and amazing and INTELLIGENT! You know yourself and treat obstacles accordingly. You know that you are in control of your own decisions, and I am so happy for you! (Why do I sound like a horoscope?)

I'll miss you so much, but I have a feeling that I'll be "seeing" you :-)

(by the way, I have to raise all of my chins for pics ;-)

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MUSTANG0421 5/24/2011 9:22AM

    Looks like a great place to hike and take in the scenery. You sound like you are in the same place I am with exercise with one difference, you have recognized that comparing yourself to what you did in the past is not helpful. I hope I can take a page from your book because I struggle with getting started because I can't start where I left off, crazy. Love you sleep in workout clothes plan--may try that myself.

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L3DESIGNS 5/24/2011 2:33AM

    Looking great! Hope you had a great hike. The weather was great for it!

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FITLIKENIC 5/23/2011 10:50PM

    Awe you both look great! *I* miss YOU! I think going at YOUR pace is exactly right... You have a plan and need to remember if miss one morning it IS OKAY! This is REAl Life and we all falter but we keep moving one step at a time! PLEASE stop in and say HIYA on the Mocha thread, and I'll see you on FB! (and hopefully SEE you in July!!!!) emoticon

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