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The 8 Weeks following BLC 21

Monday, April 01, 2013

This was my first round of the Biggest Loser Challenge. I enjoyed it. It was challenging, but my team was very supportive and motivating. I plan to be a part of the next round. Until then I need a plan to keep the weight coming off and not backslide into old habits.

Things I learned in this round:

1. Water is very important! I was getting in my 8 cups before but through this challenge I have found that 8 -10 glasses(80-100oz) is more effective for me than just 8 cups(64 oz).

2.The number of calories eaten is important, but the content of those calories is even more important. The more freggies the better.

3.TNT is just as important as cardio in the long run. Cardio helps take the weight off, but TNT help add muscle and put things back the way they use to be.

4. Support from teammates is invaluable to spark inspiration and motivation!

My plan of action will be:

1.Make sure I drink my 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. emoticon

2.Eat at least 4-6 servings of freggies a day. emoticon emoticon

3. Do at least 30 minutes of cardio a day, and strength train 3X a week. emoticon emoticon

4. Keep in contact with my teammates to get and give support! emoticon

I am thankful I was able to be a Groovy Gecko this round. I met some fantastic people and have enjoyed the support. It looks like next week at the end I may even reach my goal weight for this round. I'll have to wait and see! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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  • v IGNITEME101
    what is TNT?
    983 days ago
  • v NO_REGRETS77
    I heard somewhere that you should be drinking 8 oz of water per day for every 20 or so lbs of body weight. So if you weight 160, that's 8 cups. 180 is 9, 200 is 10, and so on.

    Congratulations! stick with it and you'll definitely reach your goals!

    1148 days ago
  • v KAREN633
    This was my 1st BLC too, it was very helpful. I too am looking forward to the next round.
    1200 days ago
  • v LUNABYRD
    You can do it. You learned some new things and know what works for you. Remember this is a lifestyle change, not a diet and it takes time.

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    1207 days ago
  • v CM_GARDNER78
    That is AWESOME!!! I hope you reach your goal!!! :-)

    Your plan sounds fantastic! I think you are right on with it. I agree with you about the water AND the freggies - and I figured this out because of this round of BLC! :-)

    You can do it!!!!!
    1210 days ago
  • v ASEERAL
    You are on the right track! Keep it going!
    1211 days ago
  • v RONI122
    Keep doing what you have been doing and you will defiantly reach your weight loss goal! emoticon
    1211 days ago
  • v SHERREE66
    I agree that drinking 8-10 glasses of water is better. I lose more weight when I remember to do that.

    Good luck on a strong finish and a successful interim!
    1211 days ago
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