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My BLC-20 Goals

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The beginning of a BLC round is an excellent time to think about how we can meet our goals. My goal for this round is to lose one pound a week and get under 180 pounds. That is completely possible and do-able.

Here is how I will do it:

Food: During the week, I will eat my standard breakfast. It is easy to make, fills me up, and satisfies me. I will bring my lunch to work and include plenty of veggies. For dinner, if I eat out, I will eat at Togo's (local sandwich shop) and choose a healthy item. Because I'm at my DD's dance studio four nights a week, it's not always possible to eat at home during the week.

On the weekends, I will really try to not overdo it. One thing I can do is Google the calories before I eat (if I go to a restaurant).

Exercise: I think my exercise plan is pretty good. I do great when I'm at my DD's dance studio, doing 1-2 hours per night, with both cardio and ST.

On the weekends, we are sometimes really super busy and exercise is not always possible. I will not stress out if I miss a day or two. But if possible, I will try to work out on the weekends.

Other: I have no problem getting enough sleep. I'm not usually stressed too much. I'm pretty organized and efficient. I don't feel like I need to do too much in that area.

Summary: Sounds like my problem areas are eating in the evenings and on the weekend, and exercise on the weekends.

Monday: Exercise at least 60 mins of cardio and 15 mins of ST.
Tuesday: Exercise at least 60 mins of cardio. No ST.
Wednesday: Exercise at least 60 mins of cardio and 15 mins of ST.
Thursday: Exercise at least 60 mins of cardio and 15 mins of ST if not done on Wed.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Exercise when there's time, otherwise, rest days

I would like to eat between 1200-1500 calories per day, but I just can't seem to do that. I'm ecstatic if I am under 1500 but that only happens once or twice a week. Usually I am at 2000 calories the other 5 days. I need to try to decrease the calories somehow, but I just get so hungry.

So not totally SMART goals, but this is the best I can do.
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KASHMIR 10/29/2012 9:28AM

    Great plan! Hope you have come back and reviewed through the round so far!

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POETLKNG2LOSE 10/28/2012 2:59PM

    Great job on figuring out what you need to do, You have to be consistent and determined. Good luck with the challenge, emoticon emoticon

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PKCTTS 9/22/2012 11:16PM

    If I get into a "start over" mode, I'm always hungry for the first week or so, but if I push past that and stay firm about what I'm going to eat, my body seems to adapt pretty quickly. I try to average about 1350/day and can do that without hunger if I'm consistent about it.

Good luck achieveing your goals!

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CLPURNELL 9/17/2012 3:56PM

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KIKA07DK 9/17/2012 7:52AM

    You can do it!!! You are setting the example, I'm so proud of you!!

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FUNGIRL81005 9/16/2012 10:56PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon 60 minutes all week!!! You are Amazing!! Kepp it up and you will get to GOAL emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 9/16/2012 9:55PM

    emoticon plan.

I've personally found that not all goals have to be SMART as long as they are something we can work toward and see our progress along the way.

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BUSYMOM911 9/16/2012 8:51PM

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I'm proud of you. You are setting realistic goals. You recognize your schedule, and know what works & what doesn't. You make wise use of your time. You are cutting out little sections of time for you while being there for your DD. Her times are fleeting; try to enjoy them.

I understand. Just remember - you will wish for these times when your children are grown. You are needed. That is a wonderful feeling.
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FATTOFIT56 9/16/2012 8:28PM

    emoticon goals Julie and totally doable. Lets rock this challenge.
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LJR4HEALTH 9/16/2012 6:16PM

    Julie that is a great plan emoticon

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BRENJET 9/16/2012 5:13PM

    Julie--these are great goals! (and I think they are very smart!) You HAVE to know what is possible, and what will just set you up for failure...you DID that!! It will be a wild 12 weeks--We can do this!

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