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BLC20 Plan of Action

Sunday, September 16, 2012

BLC20 is in full swing!! I have BIG plans this round. It is THIS time last year when my decline in good habits began. I started letting bad habits back in and I have approximately 20 extra pounds now thanks to that. I am ready to turn this boat around before I undo more of that progress I worked so hard to achieve. Here is my plan for the next 12 weeks.

Week 1 September 12 - 18: time to bite the bullet. You NEED to log your food. Remind yourself what IN RANGE feels like. Get comfortable with it.

Week 2 September 19 - 25: yesterday it was a festival, this week it'll be volunteering for a concessions booth at the air show. Serving chili dogs and "walking taco's" and popcorn and cotton candy. I'm saying it now... NO COTTON CANDY!! Go in with a good breakfast, eat a plain hotdog and drink your water. Log it and be happy! Did I mention LOG it?

Week 3 September 26 - October 2: FIELD TRIP! My son is having his first field trip with Pre-K to the pumpkin farm. I've been there before... might as well call it a festival. Kettle corn and such... We are to pack a lunch for our child and our selves. Stick to the brown bag. No cash in your pocket for goodies for YOU.

Week 4 October 3 - 9: Maybe it's time to try a crock pot meal for the entire family. Swim team is 3x per week while Ryan plays soccer every Monday, so we've been eating out a lot. By this time I'm LOGGING those meals and getting good at sticking to the healthier options, but let's try for home cooked.

Week 5 October 10 - 16: nothing out of the ordinary, more swim team and soccer. I know you've stuck with your goal to get in 1 group fitness class per week, right? Are you still swimming?? Time that 400 meter swim again.

Week 6 October 17 - 23: MID-ROUND SLUMP. Get creative. Do an activity this week that you haven't done.

Week 7 October 24 - 30: Sunday long run. I miss these... a lot. This time last year I ran a 1/4 marathon on 10/30, let's aim for a solo 1/4 marathon. This means that you will have spent some time in the previous weeks building up the mileage.

Week 8 October 31 - November 6: Halloween. I will help the kids divide their candy, some to keep and some to donate to child care for 'treats'. The only candy I will buy will NOT be my favorite, no need to torture. I will allow the kids to share 1 piece of candy with me. (They're going to ask if I want a piece, and I'll take the piece and LOG it). I don't do deprivation very well. I want to teach my kids to have a healthy relationship with food of all kinds.

Week 9 November 7 - 13: Remember that new thing you did in week 6? Try it again!

Week 10 November 14 - 20: Same ole same ole... start picking out a healthy dish to take to Mom and Dad's... maybe a new favorite dish this year, who knows!

Week 11 November 21 - 27. Thanksgiving. I'm not bringing the pie this year. I'm bringing that healthy dish I picked out and planned. I'll be leading a post-dinner walk for anyone that wants to get off of the couch and join me :-)

Week 12 November 28 - December 4. Final Week. The big push. DH's birthday falls on the final weigh in. I'm sensing an ice cream cake for the occasion (his fave). DO NOT let the fact that the round officially ended be enough to allow me to have a complete free for all. NONE of that Wednesday Weigh-In syndrome and DEFINITELY none of that "BLC BREAK" syndrome!! Stay Strong!!


Like the tri-suit? :-) I see areas where there is room for improvement and I look forward to comparing it to myself 12 weeks from now!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SOARINGPHOENIX 10/28/2012 5:52PM

    you can do it I have done it with a lot of support.

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 10/12/2012 9:24AM

    Which team are you on? I'm a Blazing Blue Bombshell. ;) This is my first BLC challenge.

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CARBJUNKIE83 9/19/2012 2:20PM

    emoticon plan pretty lady!!! You got this! I can't wait to see your end of BLC20 pics either! I love seeing transformations! emoticon on laying out your plan and now it's time to LOCK N LOAD that plan and make it happen! emoticon

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RIVERNANNA 9/18/2012 8:29PM

    emoticon Looks like a great plan Mel, you can do it!!

I always try to talk family into an after dinner walk. Sometimes it is me and 1 other person and sometimes it is me 1 other person and grandkids. I just need to move and not sit around after a large meal.

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DANYGIRL40 9/18/2012 2:31PM

    Great plan of action, well thought out!

Great job!


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PRIZM96 9/18/2012 12:45PM

    Great plan, Mel! And awesome Tri-suit! Love those pictures! :-)

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PEACEJENN 9/18/2012 12:27PM

    emoticon emoticon Great plan!!!! Awesome pictures too!!!

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JDUBLANKO 9/17/2012 7:14PM

    AWESOME plan...Great layout. So well organized...I'm jealous. At least there's no doubt in my mind that you are going to kick it!!! emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 9/17/2012 12:56PM

    I know that I responded yesterday from my iPad, but it isn't here today. Sorry if it shows up later....

Love how you broke it down into weeks. emoticon

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KATSPARK06 9/17/2012 11:06AM

    I love your thanksgiving plan (I always want to go for a walk, but no one else wants to!) I like your plan, it's reasonable, and has good stuff in there!

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RHONDALYN10 9/17/2012 10:35AM

    What a great blog/plan of attack! I love it!
The tri suit is super cute!
I KNOW you are going to kill this round!!

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AMARILYNH 9/17/2012 10:20AM

    Love the tri suit! And I LOVE that you are planning NOW for the mid round slump - why not get your whole team brainstorming a mid round romp?? When you fail to plan you plan to fail - and I see you planning for SUCCESS!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    LOVE the tri-suit! You've got this motivated, marvelous Mustang!!!!!

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WATOGA17 9/17/2012 9:50AM

    Great job, Mel!

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    I love how you laid each week out with strategy to go along with the challenges!! Great job! For Halloween I buy sweet tarts. I HATE those! But, kids love them. I do have a hard time staying out of Michael's candy though. Not everybody gives out sweet tarts..darn. I guess that's where willpower comes in.? lol. You're going to do great this round!

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LW8843 9/17/2012 9:34AM

    Great blog! Way to be very detailed. You can do this.

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1TRULYBLESSED 9/17/2012 9:31AM

    Great job looking ahead to the challenges that each week will bring and PLANNING AHEAD for those challenges! WTG, Mel!! emoticon

And yes, I DO like the tri-suit -- very cute!

You've got this, Girlfriend!! emoticon

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LIZZYP609 9/17/2012 9:26AM

    LOVE your week by week plan! Great way to set up for success!!

Great tri-suit too!

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QUEENDIVA50 9/17/2012 8:23AM

    Hey Mel,

Great plan. You put a lot of thought into it, and it will work. You have allowed for obstacles, and planned around them emoticon I like it that you aren't into deprivation. I agree. You should have a healthy relationship with food..

emoticon You will be successful. I do like the tri suit it looks good on you. You look GREAT!!!!

Thanks for being such a good leader!!!


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DAS92687 9/17/2012 7:03AM

    Great work breaking it down week by week!!
You look super ... Now what is your reward planned for being successful? emoticon

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NEWNAC304 9/17/2012 6:03AM

    You put a lot of thought into this and have great plans! You're going to Rock this challenge!

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SCOTIANRUNNER 9/17/2012 12:35AM

    Nice Tri-suit! Great Plan. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITLIKENIC 9/16/2012 11:58PM

    Love the Tri-Suit and the plans!

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HAPPYSOUL91 9/16/2012 10:56PM

    Really like how you broke down the weeks into bite size. emoticon

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FITAT50 9/16/2012 10:18PM

    I love the week to week goals, very well thought out! I'll be checking back to see you checking off those goals! I love the Tri suit!!

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BLUE42DOWN 9/16/2012 10:12PM

    What an awesome way to break the plan down week to week!

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GLMOM2 9/16/2012 10:10PM

    Great minds think alike! LOL

I was thinking about doing a weekly goal for each week to keep me on track during the next 12-weeks!

Your tri-suit looks cool. You look emoticon

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TEKRU1 9/16/2012 9:53PM

    The tri-suit is very cool! So are you goals. I like that you're planning through obstacles and planning to try new things - something we all need to remember to do! You got this!

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LJR4HEALTH 9/16/2012 9:49PM

    Mel Great plan you sure will be a busy during these 12 weeks I love how you have every thing planned out so nicely emoticon Love the before picture like out fit

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SWEETMNTHING 9/16/2012 9:30PM

    Great plans, Mel! emoticon Love the before pics, they are beautiful and so are you:) I esp love all the planning on not bringing cash along for the field trip, there's no way then you can blow it! I was watching a show recently, I think it was extreme makeover weight loss edition where the client knows that on the way home from the gym her biggest temptation was passing all the fast food places, so she didn't bring cash along with her so she wouldn't blow it on the way home. Can't buy it when you don't have the money. I also like the plans for family get-togethers- walks after dinner, bringing healthy things along. You may be just starting a new trend in your entire family-parents, siblings, and your kids.

Comment edited on: 9/16/2012 9:31:04 PM

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