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Review 2012, Goals 2013--A & I Penguins

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Our challenge for this week was to write a Blog about 2012 - 2013.

Started out good, then not so good. Who knows why. I got serious again about September and, between Sept & Dec I lost 7 lbs, taking me down to 124. Then I gained 4 lbs over the holidays. I have now lost 1 of those lbs, taking me down to my current 127.

As my weight gets lower I had a hard time finding what works for me. As we all do. I think everyone has their 'happy place'. A place where everything just eshes, it all works, it all comes together.

I found mine in Sept.

Low carb works for me. Not low carb like Atkins. But low carb like South Beach. And Phase 1.5 works for me and I will likely stay there. I add in 1 'carby' food item twice a week. Oatmeal-my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!! I have oatmeal for breakfast twice a week(OK sometimes I have it for lunch instead). Any more carbs than that and I bloat up big time and I CRAVE like nobody's business! emoticon

And I do cardio 3 times a week, I walk ALL the time most EVERYWHERE(I don't drive). ST I love-I do that 5 times a week, following the Athlean XX dvds. I started those earlier last year then stopped. I'm now on the 2nd week, with intentions to follow through for the 90 days.

A further incentive is my husband is coming home in March(the 5th) for 30 days-his daughter from his first marriage is getting married. Then he, Amber & I are going on a cruise-our 5th. We'll be leaving March 11th and coming back on the 16th. (Amber has Spring Break that week).


My 3 Month Goals(January - March)

~~ drop 3 - 5 lbs by staying on P 1.5 & maybe tweaking along the way

~~ continue on with AthleanXX

So, here we go


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IZZYBEBOP 1/27/2013 9:48AM

    Finding the right balance can be tricky. I'm glad you've found yours and hope it works for you. I'm so happy for you that your hubby will be home for 30 days, and how exciting going on a cruise! emoticon

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IMEMINE1 1/25/2013 5:55AM


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    Sounds like you have found what works for you!

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SUSHENO 1/7/2013 8:30PM

    emoticon And you will. Enjoy the ride. emoticon

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GAYEMC 1/7/2013 4:50PM

    Isn't it wonderful when we finally figure out what does our body good! And a cruise, now that's something to work for. Happy New Year Michele!

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AMYBELLES 1/6/2013 11:29PM

    2013 looks like a wonderful year for you with your dh coming home & a cruise! All the best to you in reaching your goals and having a happy and healthy year ahead!

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SHERIO5 1/6/2013 9:10AM

    Wow! So much to look forward to!!!! emoticon

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MARINEMAMA 1/6/2013 7:10AM

    Great plan! A lot to look forward to with DH return , a wedding, and a cruise! Woohoo!

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SOPHIEDO13 1/6/2013 4:38AM

    Good reflection on 2012, and great goals for 2013 !! Cruise included. emoticon regarding your wanted weight loss. have fun with DH :)

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CJWORDPLAY 1/6/2013 2:19AM

    Looks like you are on the right track of following what works for your body. And how wonderful that your hubby will be coming home - and the cruise, too. WooHoo! I agree 2013 is gonna be emoticon

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BLUEFISH1881 1/6/2013 2:02AM

    It's great you found your "happy place." I am still looking for my "happy place."


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GABIBEAR 1/6/2013 1:54AM

    That sounds like a great plan for you Michele. It is great that you and your DH will have 30 days together soon, way cool and a a cruise too!!!!! Sounds like 2013 will be a good year! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 1/6/2013 1:23AM

    That will be awesome to hear about your cruise and maybe see some pics!!??

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EDDYMEESE 1/5/2013 11:50PM

    Great blog!!

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RFJSJ50 1/5/2013 11:20PM

    How wonderful that you've found what works best for you! Good luck with your goals.

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CATHYGETSFIT 1/5/2013 10:20PM

    I've been thinking about giving the South Beach diet a try. I haven't tried the Atkins diet but I think the South Beach diet sounds like it might be geared more towards me. It sounds like you've put a lot of thought into your goals and plan on how to achieve them. I'm sure you'll be in the shape you want for your cruise! Have a great time on your cruise with Amber and your hubby! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NETTYBREAD 1/5/2013 8:52PM

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So happy you have found what works for you. In your pictures, I can tell that you are a strong, healthy, and beautiful woman! Enjoy 2013 and that upcoming CRUISE... Woo-HOO

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    What wonderful goals! I really need to start strength training. How great that you can do it 5x/week!

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ASHAIXIM 1/5/2013 4:45PM

    I also do low carb. I know we are all different! and different diets work better for each of us :) I do more Atkins and I can't do oatmeal at all but I think that may be party due to allergies. I hope you have a wonderful time on your cruise!!

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SIGNAL38 1/5/2013 3:43PM

    Congrats on finding what works for you. You have some great goals and an action plan to accomplish them! You'll be ready for that cruise in no time!

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RFJSJ50 1/5/2013 3:38PM

Great goals and you've really thought out your plan to reach them.
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NEW-CAZ 1/5/2013 3:30PM

    Michele you're off to a good start and I'm so pleased you and Glen will soon be together again. Something really wonderful to look forward to.

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