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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!!

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