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My BLC 20 Plan of attack

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Reaching maintenance doesn't mean I can now slack off. I've cut back on exercise from 60 minutes to 30 minutes. I still track my food in a written journal and have started tracking on Spark again.

My biggest downfall is sweets! I plan on purging my house once again of all my sweet triggers. I always feel physically awful after I indulge so why do it? I do very well with food during the week. I pre-pack all my lunches for the week ahead of time and I eat the same thing for breakfast every day (a smoothie) so I set that up the night before. My weekends are the hardest, DH always wants to go out to eat on the weekend, I try to come up with interesting meals at home instead but it doesn't always work. I'm very salt sensitive so eating out always nets me a gain.

My exercise has been spot on the last month so I plan to continue with my 3x a week ST. I found a number of great workouts in my Oxygen magazines so I will continue to do those along with cardio (this has suffered) on the other days. I know I have to increase my cardio and increase the speed and incline on the treadmill. I will slowly increase them throughout the round.

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  • LUCYLU22
    MOM, can I call you MOM? YES I can because that is what you are. It is so AWESOME that our fearless leader is in maintenance! It inspires us to reach our goals as well!! It definitely sounds like a great plan. Keep up the great work!
    1647 days ago
    I just wanted to congratulate you for becoming a MOM! You look fantastic.
    1648 days ago
    Awesome! I know you can do it! You look fabulous. emoticon
    1648 days ago
    Yay! You look fierce, and I'm so glad to have you as our fearless leader!!
    1648 days ago
    Love love love the picture. You look powerful
    1648 days ago
    Great plan Darlene!! You are looking really great :)

    1649 days ago
    Super Captain! Love the picture. Someone must have given you good advice on that. Maybe I need to chase you some more on the treadmill to speed you up? Can you find some 'programs' online that you can follow on the treadmill? I believe there is an app for that. Something new to challenge you?
    1649 days ago
    I have the same DH. It's good to know that maybe someday I can cut back a little on exercise.

    Thanks for leading the SPIES. I appreciate the time you put into this challenge!


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    Comment edited on: 9/16/2012 4:05:24 PM
    I know it's hard when DH wants to eat out! I'm sure you'll make good choices though.
    1649 days ago
    LOVE your before pic! For sweets, I've been having just 14 grams of dark chocolate chips after dinner and I eat one at a time. I find that I am super satisfied with that (sometimes less) and it's only 70 calories.... I love to eat out and usually have a bit of a gain for Monday that generally comes down for Wednesday... Anyway, you are an inspiration and I know you will do great as a MOM!
    1649 days ago
  • DEE797
    Congrats on becoming a MOM! WTG! Love your plan and I know you will be successful. Smoothie...recipe?
    1649 days ago
    I've been told that maintaining is the hardest part of it all. If someone can do it, it will be you. You are a great leader and I thank you for the support all the time. You look fantastic with your cleverbells. I like the fact that you are going to make your home fail safe. You go girl!
    1650 days ago
    Eating out can also be my downfall. I've taken to drinking a whole glass of water before the meal is served, and eat my salad with dressing on the side (dip the fork). That way I usually can only eat 1/2 of my entree.
    1650 days ago
  • LCDM83
    ST is the best! Throw in some intervals and you can do a really short workout. Can you talk DH into eating out only once a weekend? That does make it tricky. You've done awesome to maintain for so long!
    1650 days ago
    Forgot to ask ~ Smoothie recipe please ... and Of course I'm lurking! ;-)
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