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ABCs of the Forest - for BLC 19

Saturday, April 21, 2012

A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? - TMI here. This type of competition pushes me in the sense that I don’t want to let the team down. I would say that it doesn’t bother me too much if the team doesn’t have a good showing compared to others. In some ways I don’t like to view weight loss as a “competition”. On the other hand, I enjoyed seeing the Pixie team lit up in lights in BLC-17 (top team of the week). This didn’t happen last round. I would like to see it again.

B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? Oldie (3rd round, always a Pixie)
C is for have? Sharon (26) and David (23). Also have Sharon’s fiancé and my future son-in-law Josh (26)

D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation? Cookies or ice cream, depending on what’s available.

E is for EXCUSE...what is your most famous? How can we help you overcome it? Probably lack of time. I am not great at time management. It probably helps by seeing others who are busy yet manage to get things done.

F is for FURRY have? A mixed breed, primarily Bernese Mountain Dog named George, who truly is one of my best friends.

G is for GROCERIES...what do you fill your cart with? Fruits, veggies, nuts and meat. Sometimes junk food but fortunately that happens less often.

H is for HOME...what state do you call home? New Jersey, but I am NOTHING like Snooki. If I had to pick a famous New Jersey character who I can relate to, it would probably be Ginny Sack from The Sopranos (but I am not as heavy as her. She grew up in the next town). Again, definitely not Carm or Janice. BTW that series took place in my neck of the woods. Holsten’s, the restaurant where the show ended, is a family fav. They have THE BEST ice cream (I shouldn’t be saying that here. That is one of my downfalls. Fortunately it is far away enough that I don’t get there too often.).

I is for INSPIRE...who or what is your roll model/inspiration? My fellow Pixies inspire me. My daughter inspires me. I am inspired by Spark stories about people who have lost a lot of weight, especially if they have had special obstacles to overcome, which I have not.

J is for JOB...What do you do for a living? I am a technical writer. My jobs are short-term contracts, so effectively I am a very well paid temporary worker. It’s great when I have a gig and terrible when I don’t. I am actually looking into some permanent positions right now.

K is for KEEP IT SIMPLE...What's your focus when short on time?

L is for LOG...Do you use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers? I have made some improvements, especially with fitness, but I need to become more consistent.

M is for MOTIVATION...Which gives you more, Mirror or Scale? Scale.

N is for NAME...What's the meaning behind your sparkname? The Jerseygirl part is pretty self explanatory. 24is my birthday (in July, just after the challenge ends).
O is for OUNCES...How many ounces of water do you consume on a daily basis? 48-64ish. I have gotten better about this. I am better during the week than on the weekend because I now keep a 24 oz. bottle at work and usually fill it and drink it twice in a day.

P is for PRODUCE...How many fruits and veggies do you consume daily? About 5.

Q is for QUOTE...what's your favorite? Don’t have one. I will have to work on this. A mantra might be good, but it has to be meaningful.

R is for ROUTINE...Average number of days and minutes you exercise weekly? I normally get at least 45 minutes of walking every day. A lot of it comes from walking the dog.

S is for STATUS...Married, Single, Involved, Other? Married almost 35 years.

T is for TIME...What time zone are you in? Eastern

U is for UNWIND...What is your favorite pass time or hobby? Walking, listening to audiobooks, surfing the net, watching old episodes of “Jeopardy” which I DVR and watch when I can. Also enjoy watching baseball (go Yankees!) and basketball

V is for VACATION...If you could travel anywhere, what destination would you choose? Believe it or not, I have always wanted to go to Crater Lake National Park since I learned about it in elementary school. Otherwise, maybe Eastern Europe (Prague) or Israel

W is for WEIGHT WORKOUT...Do you follow a consistent ST program? No, I need to improve.

X is for "X" MARKS THE SPOT...What do you want to see happen these 12 weeks, other than the scale move? More consistent ST and tracking. Would also love to form closer bonds with my teamies.

Y is for YESTERDAY...Do you dwell on poor choices or allow them to push you forward? I tend to get over them pretty fast.

Z is for one weight loss tool you couldn't live without? My pedometer (maybe I am too obsessive about it); Sparkpeople in general.
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