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BLC 20 Mid-Marking Report

Monday, October 22, 2012

I have not been doing well. I can't lie or sugar-coat it. I start most days with the best of intentions, only to be derailed late in the day. Upon re-reading the goals I set at the beginning of the challenge, I feel like I have deviated from them so much that I simply need to rededicate myself. Also, I have cut myself way too much slack with respect to sugar. In keeping with the concept of baby steps, I am going to eliminate sugary sweets for a week. I am virtually certain that I will show a loss and that it will give me the incentive to continue.

I have actually done reasonably well with posting to the team board and with aerobic activity. Strength training just eludes me, and I will try to work on this. However, I really have to tighten up my eating. I think I know what works and what doesn't. Why do I make the choices that don't work? Self sabotage just doesn't seem to want to go away. I get very close to breaking 180, and then boom, several pounds come back.

I lost 4 lbs. in the first two weeks of the challenge. That was great, but since then, I have gained some if it back. I really don't want to get to the end of the challenge and to have to say that I gained weight or maintained or only lost 1 lb. There is still time to turn this around, and I will!!!
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GOODGETNBETR 10/23/2012 9:59PM

    You and me both seem to be bouncing against that number. I think our bodies resist change but it's still possible. I remember hovering 200 lbs for the longest time...and then the 190s and now the 180s. If we persist in our efforts change will become our reality. emoticon emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/23/2012 10:49AM

    I'm impressed that you are even trying! I fell into such a funk after my dad died, it took months to get out of it. I think you are doing great!

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RUFFIT 10/23/2012 9:35AM

    You will do great on the this challenge. You are aware of what you are doing or not doing so that will make you succeed!! Hugs, Moni emoticon

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ZELLAZM 10/23/2012 8:19AM

    Have a good, successful, productive day TODAY!

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HICIM705 10/23/2012 3:22AM

    I really miss you on the 5% Challenges. . .and I have been where you are. BUT - I think that the fact that you have realized that what you are doing isn't working - and that you are planning to readjust to make the rest of your challenge count is GREAT.

Keep up the good work - you CAN do this, emoticon !
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IMAGINE_IT 10/23/2012 1:15AM

    One thing is for sure..there is always time to 'turn it around' ..so good for you Leslie..realizing what you need to work on. I have been doing well with exercising too..but just like you...the 'sugary treats' have been calling me way too often lately :(
Let's try harder and finish this challenge with a few more pounds less emoticon

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GRANNYSUE9 10/22/2012 10:46PM

    I think we have all been there in one way or another. I know that for me it is a one day at a time, one meal at a time kind of thing. We can do this! Keep pushing and don't give up.

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CATLOVER110 10/22/2012 10:27PM

    I haven't been doing very well on the challenge so far, either. I know we can both recommit and do better for the second half! emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 10/22/2012 8:13PM

    You can still turn it around. We just need to recommit. I know
I need to do this! I'm with you on this one!

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MARTY19 10/22/2012 6:26PM

    I know self sabotage only too well. I take baby steps and one day at a time. I also know how easy it is too do. I have to fight it every day. Just don't give up.

Marty

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CAPTHAMMER 10/22/2012 5:40PM

    I like this halfway check-point. I thought I was doing fairly well until I had to take a look and see it's only been about 50%. We have plenty of time to rethink and restart! Good luck to you.

Please post and let us know how you do with your committment to avoid sugar this week.

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