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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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    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
    1857 days ago
    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!
    1857 days ago
    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
    1857 days ago
    Have a good, successful, productive day TODAY!
    1857 days ago
  • HICIM705
    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 !
    1857 days ago
    One thing is for sure..there is always time to 'turn it around' 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
    1857 days ago
    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.
    1858 days ago
    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
    1858 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    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!
    1858 days ago
  • MARTY19
    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.

    1858 days ago
    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.
    1858 days ago
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