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6 weeks in -> 6 weeks out (BLC20)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Since I started this 12-week challenge, I've definitely been more active. I am making time most days for a scheduled workout, even if all I can manage is 20 minutes.

But the other goals I've had are not getting attention.

I know tracking isn't hard, and it truly doesn't take that much time, but I rarely get any time on the computer now and I don't enjoy spending it looking up values or adding foods that aren't already in the database. It has become a real chore, so I am sorely out of practice. I know this is a terrible excuse, and I really just need to commit and follow through.

Probably part of what is hindering me in tracking is that I still haven't given up my sugar craze. I'm still seeking it out and trying to compensate with activity or smaller portions elsewhere. I need to create something to do during those times when I normally reach for an unhealthy snack (boredom, celebration, stress, etc.).

So obviously that last goal of weight loss is not being met because I'm not taking care of the other goals that will lead me there.

But the bright side is that this is a process. I've got 6 more weeks to commit to this challenge. Then I've got 2 months beyond that to reach my next goal: losing the amount of weight my doctor recommended before my next checkup.

Then I've got the rest of my life to set a healthy example for my new daughter so that she grows up proud of her body and living healthily, unlike I have. That's my real goal: to break this cycle and give her something much better.

All I have to do is start NOW!
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SHANTODD420 10/24/2012 9:35AM

    What a great blog. I log my food in a notebook so I can not get to the computer all the times either. This way you can also see what you are eating by flipping through a notebook instead of getting on here. Good luck and congrats on the little one they are fun.

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SKINNYSTRUMMER 10/24/2012 8:50AM

    For me setting up the tracker is painful, structuring any plan takes so much time to start with. But then the benefit comes.... Now tracking takes me minutes each day.

But I really think this blog is about celebrating the activity - you are now fitting in activity regularly, with a new baby! That is a huge important step! We can always do better, but today you are doing better! Keep up the great work!

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NEWNAC304 10/24/2012 5:44AM

    I need to focus on tracking too. Keep working in it, you'll find what works for you.

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PEACEJENN 10/23/2012 11:07PM

    I hate tracking on the computer too! I don't know what it is...here's an idea....since I know you have a new baby girl whom takes up a lot of time (because I' sure she is so sweet and adorable, your time should be spent with her) Get a notebook and just write down what you eat. Every bite. Then at the end of the night decide if it was good day or maybe there are things you need to change.

Example.
Breakfast-Eggs<
BR>Snack-String Cheese
Lunch-Sandwich with a salad
Snack-granola bar
Dinner-Chicken, green beans, and potato
After Dinner - ice cream

I'd write "Oops" or "No NO" next to ice cream but the rest was good. Get it? Maybe that will help you with tracking and yet save you from having to do it on the computer. Or you can write down the calories of each thing, or WW, Low Carb, whatever eating plan you are doing. It's just a thought, maybe that will help you with tracking without the headache of doing it on the computer?

Good luck girl, YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

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SAKURABLOSSOM9 10/23/2012 2:55PM

    I find that fruit really helps with my sugar cravings, especially grapes here lately. Sometimes I still crave chocolate but I don't even keep it in the house so if I want it bad enough I have to go buy it! That usually nips it right there.

Good luck with your challenge, and believe in yourself to succeed and you will!

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