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Why I choose to do a BLC

Monday, December 10, 2012

This message is directed at the wonderful Lime team.

I feel that people look at me and question why I have chosen to do a biggest loser challenge. I am 137lb which for many people is more then they could ever ask for. I am also 21, well below the average age of these challenges.

However, I am short; somewhere between 5'2 and 5'3. If you put my this into a BMI calculator I am hovering on the edge of the 'overweight' category. My ideal weight should be between 110 and 135.
Also, I do poorly without accountability. If you look at previous posts I have struggled with binging. I don't do this any more (thanks to stopping counting calories and restricting 'unhealthy food') however, I still will over eat if I don't have the accountability to stay on track.
Same goes for exercise, it is so easy for me to skip a couple of days then loose faith in myself in ever working out again. It is a slippery slope.
Like everyone else it is so easy to lose sight of things and 'wake up one day' to realizing you are 10lb heavier then you were a few months ago.

I have done a BLC challenge in the past and was successful. By tracking my exercise and doing the weekly challenges I can focus on the short term goals. I am able to force myself to do a few minutes of exercise each day just so I could put a few minutes a day into the weekly counts.

I hope this explains my choice. I am so excited to get things going!
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  • v GOODHEALTH4EVER
    GREAT BLOG!!! I READ YOUR BLOG OF 3/23...YOU ARE COURAGEOUS AND I WISH YOU MUCH SUCCESS ON THIS CHALLENGE AND YOUR JOURNEY TO HEALTH!

    IT'S GREAT THAT YOU ARE WORKING ON THIS AT 21 emoticon emoticon emoticon
    emoticon RETT
    1319 days ago
  • v LINDAINALABAMA
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    1321 days ago
  • v LOTUSLIFE
    I agree with Shannon....no need to explain. I wish you success and I look forward to getting to know you. emoticon
    1323 days ago
  • v SHANSHE
    You did not have to explain your choice to "US", but if it helps you to know, then so be it! Great blog! Accountability is worth soo much! I am sure you will do GREAT!
    Shan
    1323 days ago
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