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Plan for BLC 20

Friday, September 14, 2012

My plan for the next 12 weeks:

emoticon Keep tweaking my “lower carb” experiment (under 50% carbs)
emoticon Work on volume (lots of veggies, hot tea, and broth-based soups)
emoticon Work on protein (egg whites, whey protein powder, yogurt, beans)
emoticon Learn alternative strategies to replace emotional eating. Bored? Try cleaning. Lonely? Call Mom, make plans with friends, check email, etc. Stressed about school and needing a distraction? Make a cup of tea, or play music and take a 5-minute dance break!

emoticon I learned the hard way last month that doing too much, too fast is not good for my body. So, my plan is to climb back to fitness gently, and vary my routine more.
emoticon 12 Week Streak!! (20min/day, 5days/week)
emoticon Do more stretching and strength training

Rewards are sometimes hard for me, as I live very frugally. To reward myself for my efforts to improve my life, I’m going to work on allowing myself to:
emoticon Spend more on groceries to buy healthy food (fresh fruit & veggies!)
emoticon Buy decent-quality athletic shoes, socks, and sports bras, etc
emoticon Give myself non-food rewards (like activities, a new dress, etc)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THEMRSH 9/23/2012 2:21PM

  Great goals flutter. I am working really hard on filling up on big volumes of freggies. It just satisfies me so much longer.

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DEBRAK14 9/17/2012 9:12PM

    Great plan! Love your rewards!

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AKASHELLY 9/17/2012 7:46PM

    Awesome plan!!

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DOOBRIE 9/17/2012 6:55PM


I must get back into lower carb too!

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JUSTCHELLE75 9/17/2012 5:34PM

    We have the same carb thought

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FITAT50 9/15/2012 5:51PM

    I love the lower carb and higher protein! Get a plan set to increase your ST and don't sell yourself short on exercise. You can do gentler exercises but be sure to keep your minutes up there to burn enough calories.

Nice plan!

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DEE797 9/15/2012 4:35PM

    Good plan. Love your rewards and upping the focus on volume foods. emoticon

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SHELLEY81 9/15/2012 4:32PM

    Excellent plan, especially the focus on dense food items.

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THESHELBSTER 9/15/2012 1:07PM

    Great plan! Love it. I am also doing BLC-20. This is my first challenge ever. I am a midnight mustang. What about you?

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LCDM83 9/15/2012 10:22AM

    I need to focus on the volume and protein too! It feels so much better to eat a full plate- even if it is mostly veggies!

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MAGGIEVAN 9/15/2012 4:40AM

    I liked your blog a lot. It is very specific. It is showing your clear mind on several issues. We are thinking the same way. Ha-ha. I know you can do it. Do you know that?

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CHEEKY1000 9/14/2012 10:48PM

    Oh my friend, if you learn the secrets to avoid emotional eating without requiring chains and bars, please let me know!!

These sound like excellent and completely achievable goals!


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    Excellent goals - I especially like that you're going to focus more on volume and protein. I need to pull out my herbal teas to do the same. emoticon emoticon

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MONETRUBY 9/14/2012 8:58PM


Sounds like a great plan!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 9/14/2012 7:00PM

    Great goal & plan!

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