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BLC#20 - Finish STRONG challenge for final week


Sunday, December 02, 2012

The BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge) #20 (Round 20) is coming to an end very soon. Our final, week 12, weigh-in will be on Wednesday. This blog is part of our weekend challenge.

O: Overcome the obstacles of the BLC/Holiday Break. Journal or blog your plan to continue your weight loss success during the break (one time points 1000)

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Well, I don't really have nearly the obstacles in store for me that "Holiday Break" implies. No family drama, no food-related get-togethers other than the company one, no real craving for common Christmas goodies. Maybe I'll have a candy cane, maybe not. Those can last a stinking LONG time, but I've never been big on hard candies.

There is a single big company Christmas lunch (more like multi-course dinner around mid-day). However, even with a company owner who is very big on eating and pushing food, and multiple delicious foods presented, I haven't had trouble in past years with honestly saying no more by the time I'm starting to get full. I expect to eat well, enjoy it thoroughly, but also to get some extra walking in and eat less calories, more nutrition, for several days around. I've done it in past years because I just don't like stuffing myself to discomfort.

One thing I am doing during the break is I'm signed up to plan and run one weekend challenge (between Outlaws and Warriors). I'll be participating in the challenges run by others as well, staying active in our team chat. That will be a good weekly reminder to not slack off.

Beyond that, my routine is pretty steady. I'm honestly looking forward to not pushing quite so many fitness minutes. My goal during the break is to ease up some on minutes, ramp up some on physical challenges, reduce some of my excess treat-eating, and increase my main meal size rather than adding more snacks.

Excess treat-eating: I firmly believe in eating the same foods I enjoy. However, I've gone from having a single serving of a treat to having three or four treats, snacking through a day. Part of that came of more physical activity giving me more calorie room, so I filled it with more treats. I want to keep the treat I do have special rather than routine.

I'd like to see myself stably below 165 by the time BLC#21 starts, with less than 10 pounds to go to the goal weight I have SP set to. Yes, I am planning to do at least one more BLC - it has been fun and has given me several new strength-training exercises that I've made a regular part of my routine.

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I actually have a different obstacle that I'm really going to be tackling head-on during the break, but that's a topic and blog I've been putting off this past week while finishing up NaNoWriMo. I'll be writing that in the next day or so.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ILOVEMALI 12/2/2012 1:37PM

    Still wanting to take a walk with you!

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CIPHER1971 12/2/2012 8:41AM

    Sounds like a great BLC20 experience for you, and that you have the break sorted. So I am looking forward to your next blog, and good to hear you have nearly completed you NaNoWriMo.

Take care

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JAZZY_JOAN 12/2/2012 6:42AM

    Liked your Blog. I also don't have obstacles in my ways, not even a Company one, being retired. Your almost to your goal. Keep up the good work. Jo

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MISSY455 12/2/2012 3:00AM

    Added snacks has also become an issue for me, with a larger calorie range. It is something I have started addressing this week. Best of luck to you during your break form the BLC challenge.

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YESCURLYCAN 12/2/2012 2:16AM

  emoticon on your challenge. I am impressed that you are already geared up to do another challenge, and even more impressed that you are less than 10 pounds from your goal weight emoticon . You are a force to be reckoned with emoticon

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