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BLC21 - Progress so far

Monday, February 11, 2013

My progress so far, um, I guess I have to be happy with it since, Iíve lost weight so far this challenge. We are in week 4 and Iím down 2lbs and have 4.8lbs to go. I was banking on losing at least 1/2lb a week and that is what Iíve been doing. Iíve also started working on my whole head issue meaning the things that I say to myself. Iím working on keeping my self-talk positive and being my own cheerleader. I have had such success a few weekends ago when we traveled. For me, traveling means no fitness minutes and a lot of eating out. I planned ahead and thought about how I can make healthy food choices and not over do it. Well, I blew it out of the water. I stayed on plan and it did help that we had a weekend challenge that included no snacking after 8pm. I ended up actually losing weight.

Now Iím using my positive self-talk to get me through my workouts. I know that I need to up the intensity of my interval workouts. The only issue is that I have to push myself harder than I ever have. I didnít believe that I can do it but Iím starting to believe in myself. Seeing positive results on the scale is definitely helping me believe in the process.

What I still need to work on is getting this mindless snacking under control. I have definitely been doing much better but I still have issues. One reason for the success is that Iím just not buying the tortilla chips or other snacky food anymore. I was buying containers of mixed nuts and measuring out 1oz but I was also eating a couple here and there above what I measured out. So instead I purchased the 100-calorie packs of almonds about 1 month ago and guess what, Iíve probably only eaten 2 bags.

Anyway, there are 8 more weeks of the BLC21. Iím still on track to reach my goal weight this round. Iím excited and scared at the same time. Iím using my positive self-talk to also get ready for the next phase of my healthy lifestyle the maintenance phase. I will not be 1/3 of people who gain back their weight. Iím appreciating the process this time. I want to finally live my life and not be ruled by what the scale says.
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FREELADY 2/12/2013 11:50PM

    Your positive self talk is very very impressive. I am working on that myself.

Oh, you are so close to goal. Exciting!

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HIKER-SQUIRREL 2/12/2013 9:53AM

    It sounds like you are making a lot of progress on learning the skills you will need to maintain your weight loss. emoticon

emoticon on reaching Alpha Centauri!

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DANNIELLEFIT 2/12/2013 8:48AM

    Great job! Keep up the good work!!

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XXMILAXX 2/12/2013 4:06AM

    Way to go Leah!! You're unstoppable! emoticon you're almost there emoticon

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GRACIEC 2/12/2013 1:16AM

    emoticon I know you'll reach your goal! Have confidence!

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FITMAY 2/11/2013 10:02PM

    I will join you on using positive self talk to finish my workouts!
Let's keep it up until the end of the round! emoticon
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GSDMOMMA 2/11/2013 9:36PM

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Great job, way to stay focused!

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GRANDMABABA 2/11/2013 9:12PM

    You are doing great! You will succeed beyond your expectations at this rate. Way to go!

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PJ2222 2/11/2013 9:03PM

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