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BLC Mid-Point Assessment

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Looking back over my goals, I've had some successes and some struggles so far this round.

emoticon Nutrition:
emoticon I've been doing really well at keeping carbs under 50%, eating high-volume foods (soups, hot drinks, veggies), and eating lots of protein.
emoticon My nutrition still needs work. I can improve by tracking calories every day. I also need to find a way to date without eating out so much! Or to not let those restaurant meals derail my progress.

emoticon Exercise:
emoticon I'm still streaking! And I've made huge progress on fitness - physical therapy has really helped my hip, and I'm finally able to go walking for exercise again. I'm hoping to be able to start up jogging soon!

emoticon Rewards:
emoticon I'm proud of myself for prioritizing my health and allowing myself to spend !$$ on physical therapy, properly fitted running shoes, and overpronation-correction insoles (Superfeet Green).
emoticon I've also bought a single pair of Balega socks, and a new sports bra (my others are all about 10 years old - yikes!).

emoticon Weight
emoticon This is a struggle. I'm down 3 pounds (from 167 to 164) for the round, which is half of what I had hoped to lose. In order to still hit my goal of reaching 155 by the end of the round, I'd need to lose 1.5lb/week, which I am not confident that I'll be able to do in the midst of keeping up with work and dating. So, I'm going to revise my goal. I want to lose 1lb/week for the rest of the round, reaching 158 by the end of the challenge! That will still be a huge accomplishment - I can't wait to be in the 150s!!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ALEXSGIRL1 11/17/2012 8:50PM

    you are doing awesome hugs

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CHEEKY1000 10/22/2012 9:57PM

    Way to re-focus yourself!! That's incredible. (Want to write more, but on a tight schedule tonight.)

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MAGGIEVAN 10/20/2012 6:33PM

    You can do it. I like the fact that enjoying nature is important to you. My wish for you is to find the balance with your goals and dating.

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LCDM83 10/20/2012 5:33PM

    I see lots of success. And determination to keep going and be even more successful at other things. You can do this.

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CHUNKYMONKEY36 10/20/2012 12:08PM

    Woohoo, great job! You are doing awesome on meeting your goals! I think you are in a gret place this round :)

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LUCYLU22 10/20/2012 10:43AM

    I love your dream board! Great job on revising goals, sometimes it is necessary so that you can avoid getting discouraged. The dating thing and eating out, I hope you can figure out the best thing for you. That is a tough one. Best wishes on finding the perfect solution. Keep it up, your goal will be here in no time!

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FITAT50 10/19/2012 3:27PM

    Keep tracking!! I have faith you will reach that goal!

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MONETRUBY 10/18/2012 8:28PM


I love that you are still pushing yourself, but also allowing yourself to revise your goals. So important, so you don't get discouraged. And I love the collage, too!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 10/18/2012 7:16PM

    You're doing great! Love the new goals and your new collage!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/18/2012 6:19PM

    Good job, good job, good job!! You'll get there. HUGS

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