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8 Week Reflection Blog

Sunday, March 17, 2013

This is me these days. It's hard to see anything, because it's winter! Guess that's why I like winter!
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Can you believe that we have already finished 8 weeks of BLC21? I hope all of you have lost more weight than I have! In some ways, I'm really unhappy with my lack of progress, but I'm also glad that I'm still keeping off the bulk of weight I've lost.

Things that have been going well these past 8 weeks:
I've discovered MyFitnessPal, which was a free app for my phone. It makes tracking much easier (and dare I say a little fun)
There have been several days that I have consumed 8 or more glasses of water(I'm usually a camel)
I'm getting a basic level of exercise

Things that have not been going so well:
I've had several cheat days
I've had several days where I haven't eaten much of anything
I've had an increase in stress in my personal life
I'm not happy with the number on the scale
I'm not happy with the general appearance of my body

Goals for the next 4 weeks (3.5??):
I want to make a simple plan for myself, because then I know I can do it.

Food: Track every day in MyFitnessPal, even if I go outside my calorie range. I think that by tracking my goofs, I will have an honest record (not mentally inflated or deflated)

Exercise: Continue with current exercise, add some daily pushups and situps and keep up with my team's exercises! If my old injury acts up, I just will exchange something else for step-ups. I'm also going to work on getting at least 20 minutes of exercise done in the morning. I like morning exercise, but I'm usually a night exerciser.

Reducing stress: Give up TV at home for the next 4 weeks. If I read for my free time, I generally feel happier than if I spend the same amount of time watching TV. I'm also going to take at least one yoga class this month. I usually don't like yoga, but I should give it another shot.

OK, well that's all for now! Ganbarimasu! (that means "I'll do my best")
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MEINPROGRESS 3/19/2013 6:34AM

    I think you have made some good accomplishments and have a good plan. I know you will do great! emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 3/18/2013 10:19AM

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WATCHMEGO! 3/18/2013 6:05AM

    Sounds like a great plan!

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JESSICAMAE83 3/18/2013 2:28AM

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CALIGIRL33 3/18/2013 2:26AM

    You've done well the past 8 weeks. And that's awesome that the scale hasn't been going UP! ;-)

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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 3/18/2013 1:23AM

    Look at you drinking more water...that is a major step in the right direction! With you being aware of what needs to done, it will get done! Look at where you've been and where you now! It is good place to be!

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JIBBIE49 3/18/2013 12:14AM

    You can do this.

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BLOOIZEANGEL 3/17/2013 11:05PM

    What a cute snow bunny! I love the fact that you are embracing winter. You can and will do this!

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JERSEYGIRL24 3/17/2013 10:56PM

    You look adorable on the slopes. You know what they say: when life gives you lemons (i.e. snow), make lemonade (i.e. go skiing). I wish I could do a better job embracing winter. I must say that I checked out where you live, and boy, you are far north (especially for a Southern belle LOL).

I have a bazillion apps on my Iphone. Do you have an Iphone (somehow I think you do)? If so, you should get the app Appsgonefree. Every day it provides several paid apps that have gone temporarily free. I have downloaded a bunch of fitness related apps (in addition to games, of course, and some productivity apps - I can now print directly from my Iphone to my home printer), I downloaded myfitnesspal but don't use it regularly. I think it's easier than the SparkPeople app (which is now a paid app), but if I am going to log my food, I want my Spark Points!!!

You are such a trooper in the forest. Let's finish out this challenge strong!!!

BTW I love your background.

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MCELLO58 3/17/2013 10:22PM

    Think of all the good things that you have done these past 8 weeks. I bet that outweighs all the negative. You taking charge and making a plan and following through will get you there. emoticon

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WINKERDINK 3/17/2013 8:43PM

    You can do this!
I love you taking yoga! Think how bendy you'll be! emoticon

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