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BLC Break blog -- Whatcha goina do?

Sunday, March 31, 2013

As part of our challenge this weekend, we are to blog about what our plans are for the BLC break which begins April 11 and goes through June 4th.

1. Drink 10-12 glasses of water per day. ** emoticon

2. Eat 5 servings of fruits and veggies. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

3. Limit carbs (white pasta, rice, potatoes, and breads) Eat whole grain instead.

4. Cardio 30 minutes at least 3x per week. Sun, Tues, and Saturday emoticon

5. Strength training 3x per week. Mon-upper, Wed-lower, and Fri-core. emoticon

6. Thursday is my rest day. emoticon

7. I would like to lose 5 lbs and will continue to weigh-in on Wednesdays. emoticon

April 10th - 173.4
April 17th - 171.6 (-1.8)
April 24th - 172.4 (+0.8)
May 1st - 172.6 (+0.2)
May 8th - 172.0 (-0.6)
May 15th - 171.2 (-0.8)
May 22nd - 169.0 (-2.2)
May 29th - 173.0 (+4.0)
June 5th - 175.8 (+2.8) OY!!!!

8. Continue to check-in daily with my Sparkteams. emoticon

9. Remember to make time each day for "ME". Even 10 minutes a day will help to relieve stress and/or anxiety. emoticon

10. Update this blog each week with my progress.

** Have read "The Plan" by Lyn-Genet Recitas, who says "For weight loss, it is essential to drink approximately half your body weight in water each day (for me that means 87 ounces). If you have even one glass less than your daily allotment, you'll see it show up on the scale. For every sixteen ounces less than your body needs, it will hold on to half a pound."

This intrigues me.....So I have started incorporating this into my day beginning today (March 31st).

First week...went well

Second week...not so good..need to watch those carb cravings

Third week...not so good...finding it hard to limit white carbs. Seem to keep falling back on the foods that are easy to make and kids will eat.

Fourth week...been ill with allergy related asthma and other health problems so have fallen off track with exercising, eating healthy, and drinking water. I have not given up though and that's what counts....

Fifth week....same thing still struggling with the allergy-related asthma, shortness of breath, and now an ear infection. On several medications and still no energy to exercise without feeling like I can't breathe.

Sixth week....starting to feel a bit better. Still not up to doing cardio....

Seventh week...not a good week. Too much stress and emotional eating. Let carbs and chips overtake me.....need to re-think what I am doing and hopefully get back on track eating healthy foods.

Eighth week...this has not been a good challenge time for me. too much going on with jobs ending and possibly moving this summer. The unknown is giving me stress and still emotionally eating...... need to get a grip.....


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PALMTREEGIRL1 4/4/2013 7:11AM

    Dee! This is a doable you just need to do it! Good luck!

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MAGGIEVAN 4/3/2013 1:19AM

    Great job... but your body holding a half pound of water? That is massive.

I will keep my eye on your blog to cheer you along the way. What you believe is what you will achieve. You go, girl. I am your biggest fan.

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VAILIEN1 4/2/2013 1:20AM


I am eager to see your success! Wishing you much strength (physical and mental) to accomplish your goals. I'm rooting for you!


Jeff emoticon

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FUZZIEBEAR3 4/1/2013 5:12PM

    I'm guessing they mean if you weigh 160 POUNDS, that you should drink 80 OUNCES of water. 80 pounds of water would be quite a lot.

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    Excellent goals. I really like the water reference. I'm intrigued by it as well.

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LADYJ6942 4/1/2013 1:12PM

    Great plan and thanks for the info regarding the water.

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DOOBRIE 3/31/2013 7:27PM

    Half your body weight in water? Really? That means I am supposed to drink 80 pints of water a day? Doesn't sound right to me!

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JUSTAGIRL45 3/31/2013 7:14PM

    Solid plan Dee!
You can do it!!

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KSMGLASS 3/31/2013 6:15PM

    emoticon plan Dee!!! You got this and emoticon !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon you on!!!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/31/2013 5:27PM

    good plan and thanks for the tip in drinking halve your weight in can do this emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IFDEEVARUNS2 3/31/2013 4:09PM

    Good plan!

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