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The biggest obstacle is always ME!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Weigh in for the next round of BLC is Wednesday. I ALWAYS do well in these 12 week rounds. I NEVER do well outside them. I know why. It's ME! I'm not going to blame anything else but MYSELF!

I know this obstacle in the road to HEALTH & FITNESS very well. I have encountered it again and again. I know it so well I even make plans for how to avoid it. Just like a good map it only works if I follow it. THERE! THAT'S the problem. It's me!

Here is what happens. I work very hard for 12 weeks to get the maximum weight off. I think the competitive nature of the BLC is good in motivating me. Also, it's much more motivating for me to get my fitness minutes when they count toward a challenge. I push harder and longer than I do on my own.

I eat better in a challenge round as well. I track my calories more faithfully. I eat more fruits and vegetables. I drink more water above my 8 glasses a day. I try new recipes and research my meals out more. I weigh and measure more carefully.

Lastly, I don't play those head games in a round. You know them:

I'll start really exercising and counting calories on WEDNESDAY after the round starts.

I'll quit drinking soda when I'm back in the round.

I'll have fries tonight but then no more on Wednesday.

See the problem? It's allowing myself to go back to the habits that took me to 350 pounds rather than conquering them ONCE and for all and moving forward.

HABITS - It's really all about them. Now lest you think I have made no progress I have made HUGE progress. I've lost 90+ pounds. I can walk 3 miles. I exercise EVERY single day. I gave up diet soda last June and have never looked back. THOSE are good habits. I need to kick some more BAD ones to the curb.

Bottom line - I have to make the habits of my "BLC rounds" my FULLTIME habits. I need to extend these habits through the breaks. I MUST get past the obstacle that is ME. CAN I have french fries? Of course I "CAN". SHOULD I? I know the answer is no. CAN I skip my cardio and watch TV? Of course I "CAN". SHOULD I? Absolutely not.

I must get past that "entitlement" mindset and keep my good BLC habits going year round.

Good thing BLC weigh-in is Wednesday. Now to build momentum and KEEP it going right on through to BLC22!

Pressing On!
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LAYNIE428 1/15/2013 6:56PM

    So true! I have the same problem, except with my "reasons" for losing weight.. I lost weight for my wedding, then immediately gained it all back (and then some). Lifestyle change!! Still working on that one..

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JUDYGREG 1/15/2013 11:33AM

    I see myself in your blog. I have the same problems.
Soldier on!

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GINGERHAWK 1/15/2013 9:37AM

    You can do it! You've already made remarkable progress - keep pushing. Slow and steady wins the race!

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LILLYPILLY24 1/15/2013 7:40AM

    If the habits can continue post-competition, then they really have become part of our lives ... our lifestyle. Great self-realisation, great blog!

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MOM-MOM8 1/14/2013 8:44PM

    Wonderful reminders that we are our own stumbling block to success. You have done a emoticon job and I know you can keep going! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 1/14/2013 7:36PM

    I'm glad for you. YOu're doing great!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/14/2013 7:36PM

    I'm glad for you. YOu're doing great!

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LYNMEINDERS 1/14/2013 7:31PM

    Woohoo...go you...
I am my biggest obstacles as well

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GOING-STRONG 1/14/2013 7:10PM

    Sounds like you know the issues! I found myself sitting on the couch watching TV more than I liked so I got myself a rebounder (mini tramp) and now I can jog on it and watch TV at the same time... SCORE!

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SKEEWEE2MEK 1/14/2013 6:45PM

    Sounds like you have done amazing if you've taken off 90lbs! emoticon Keep up the great work! Good luck during this round of BLC. I'm sure you will find your mojo for sticking with it after the challenge ends. emoticon

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TRISTAROSE 1/14/2013 6:41PM

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JEANNETTE59 1/14/2013 5:56PM

  emoticon YOU WILL DO IT emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 1/14/2013 5:26PM

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HOLLYL7 1/14/2013 5:02PM

    Oh, I know that "entitlement" mindset well! I'm excited to watch you hit your 100 pound loss goal, and then blow past it - GO SAPPHIRES!!

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TRACYLYNN853 1/14/2013 4:53PM

    You just have to make a commitment to yourself. Believe me I've been there and done that. But this year I want to be healthier than last. I have made that commitment and I'm sticking to it. I no its easier said then done, but think about it like this, YOU HAVE TO DO IT FOR YOU, NOBODY ELSE IS GONNA DO IT FOR YOU!

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