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ABCs for BLC20

Friday, September 07, 2012

is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? - Yes. This type of competition pushes me in the sense that I don’t want to let the team down. However, in some ways I don’t like to view weight loss as a “competition”. I gladly celebrate the success of others, even if it drops me a little lower in the standings. If you were beating me in a race, I would not stick my leg out and make you trip LOL. I would like to see the Pixies name in lights this round. I'd really love to see the Pixies in lights at the end of Week 12, which would mean that we would shine on the BLC20 team logo forever.

B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? Wow, I've graduated to goldie status. My fourth round, always a Pixie.
C is for have? Sharon (27) and David (23). Also have Sharon’s fiancé and my future son-in-law Josh (27)

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

E is for Early Bird or Night Owl...Night owl. I keep trying to change that without much success

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, Greek yogurt, nuts and meat. Sometimes junk food but fortunately that happens less often.

H is for HOME...what state do you call home? New Jersey, of course!!! Grew up in Bergen County, near the George Washington Bridge, and now live a little further west in Essex County. In the interest of full disclosure, I was born in New York, but my parents moved here before I started school, so I am a true Jersey girl.

I is for INSPIRE...who or what is your roll model/inspiration? My fellow Pixies inspire me. My children inspire 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. My current assignment is supposed to finish at the end of the year, but I am hoping it gets extended.

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

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. 24 is my birthday (in July). Jerseygirl is also a shout to the Springsteen song of the same name, which is one of my favorites.

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 did come up with a mantra during the last round, which is the title of my spark page: Getting skinny is more fun than getting fat. I believe this.

R is for ROUTINE...Average number of days and minutes you exercise weekly? I normally get at least 45 minutes of walking every day. Also do treadmill at the health club when I can. Used to get a lot of exercise by walking the dog, but unfortunately it getting harder on him, so I have to look for exercise in other ways.

S is for STATURE...How tall are you? 5'10"

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? Like to see my stomach shrink, and I need to become more mindful of my eating. Also, somehow, I need to become more consistent with strength training. I have "talked" about doing a lot of different things. Now I really have to do them!!

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...In previous rounds it was my pedometer. Now it is my Fitbit. However, if push came to shove, I could probably manage without it. Don't think I could manage without Sparkpeople, though.
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    It was great learning more about you!
    2012 days ago
    New York always wanted to go there. emoticon emoticon
    2012 days ago
  • MJK0430
    How about if we do arm curls, for ST, while watching reality tv? You do watch bad, bad tv don't you? If not, you can do curls with your beloved Jeopardy! emoticon

    Big hugs for you and your family. emoticon
    2015 days ago
    Like you and Maureen, I really struggle to consistently do strength training. I think this round is going to be great for all of us in that area! Let's start walking the walk, and not just talking the talk!
    2016 days ago
    I'm glad to know if we were racing together, that you wouldn't trip me! emoticon That made me chuckle.
    2016 days ago
    Great list! Excellent insights! Hope you are having a great weekend! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
    2018 days ago
    Love your ABC's! We share some of the same ideas. I especially loved getting to know the meaning behind your name - I am a Bruce fan as well and will be lucky enough to spend my bday this year rocking out with The Boss at his concert here in Ottawa on Oct 19th! I can barely wait!

    And, I can barely wait to get going on BLC 20 and get to know you and the team more! Best of luck!
    2018 days ago
  • MARTY19
    emoticon emoticon I hope everything works ot for you and the Pixies.

    2019 days ago
  • KIMPY225
    2019 days ago
    emoticon And i just learned a little more about Leslie...thanks for sharing the ABC"s about you with us....I am right there with you with some of them...for example 'D' for emoticon one of myu biggest downfalls....last night i was in my supervisor's office (just to chat...nothing bad!! lol..) and i saw that he had brought some cookies..for himself!!!! and would you believe i stared at them so long..and so often...until i said: When are you going to offer me a cookie??!! emoticon And he said: Help yourself..and of course..i did!!! emoticon I know terrible!!! emoticon I am trying to work on this Downfall in the next 12weeks....i have to conquer!!! I have to win over this!! emoticon
    You are a Pixie...and i am on the Amber Amazon Warrior Team....let's do this Leslie!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2019 days ago
    I"m right there with you about the competition aspect...I want everyone to be successful!!
    2019 days ago
    Hi JerseyGirl
    Fantastic ideas! Here’s mine:
    A ABOVE AND BEYOND: The SparkPeople team!
    B BLC ROUNDS: Newbie
    C CHILDREN: Daddy’s girl (21) Betty Kitten (8) and grandson Pistorius (nearly 1)
    D DOWNFALL: Wine!
    E EXCUSE: Time management
    F FURRY FRIENDS: Two moggies Brutus Cutus and Dino Comino
    G GROCERIES: Fruit and veg, Italian from supermarket, say Carluccio’s if it’s reduced! Though hubby makes a mean slow-cooker chilli and and ragu!
    H HOME: Bristle born and bred - commercial, industrial and cultural centre of the West (of England)
    I INSPIRATION: Team GB’s and Team Ghana's Paralympics achievements
    J JOB: Currently ‘between jobs’ looking for temporary/contract work
    K KEEP IT SIMPLE: Focus when short on time 10 minute Wii EA Sports Active exercise or walking
    L LOG: Nutrition and fitness trackers are a must!
    N NAME: I love Sir Terry Pratchett’s books and the witches are my favourites and my best!
    O OUNCES: I’m aiming for eight glasses of water a day…the trackers are stimulating my competitive streak!
    P PRODUCE: Again, aiming for five a day…
    Q QUOTE: Currently ‘Once you’ve put someone on a pedestal, you can’t look down on them” Adam Hills, “The Last Leg”. PS. To all USA based SP’s I LOVE your Wheelchair Rugby (aka Murderball) Team!
    R ROUTINE: The EA Sports Challenges are getting me into a routine, although the best way to get me started each day is to get my sports kit on first thing!
    S STATUS: Married on 2nd June 2012 Jubilee weekend!
    T TIME: Zone GMT
    U UNWIND: Reading, hubby bought me a Kindle for wedding pressie, had it delivered to me on the wedding morning, so cute! He also bought me Genaro Contaldo’s ‘Passione’ book which I’ve wanted for AGES!!!!
    V VACATION: Barcelo Thallaso Spa Fuerteventura, went for ‘familymoon’ so want to go there again!
    W WEIGHT WORKOUT: EA Sports Active
    X ‘X’ MARKS THE SPOT: Want to feel fitter, and as a bonus get more energy and lose some weight!
    Y YESTERDAY: I get over poor choices quickly
    Z ZERO: SparkPeople is the weight loss tool I couldn’t live without
    2019 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    2019 days ago
  • MJK0430
    I'm failing at ST too. How about we make a pack and use hand weights wile watching TV. We should get at least some amazing biceps, right?

    I'm going to do my darndest to get and keep our name in lights this round too.
    2019 days ago
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