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Finishing BLC Round 21 Strong!

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Back in January....::::I set out to join a Maintenance Team, joined the Powerful Prizm Panthers and I did it!...::::I maintained!! emoticon emoticon

It makes me feel powerful to have learned self discipline. Such a far cry from that past-time unhealthy lifestyle controlling me. But the past is the past...:::way back there. emoticon I feel new, strong, slim and powerful LOL!! Just like my team's title.....:::I feel like a Powerful Prizm Panther.

OOPS! LOL!! Wrong picture....Muhahahah.... emoticon emoticon emoticon how embarrassing. emoticon here is the proper pic!

For the BLC's 12 weeks:::::.....

emoticon :::...I stayed in my maintenance range
emoticon :::...stayed in my cal range 90% of the time
emoticon :::...tracked every BLT ( bite, lick, taste)
emoticon :::...averaged 1500-2000 fitness minutes/month
emoticon :::...increased my free weight from 15# to 20# in each hand
emoticon :::...overcame the stress from last year's car wreck
emoticon :::...made sleep a priority and stayed in my range of 6-8 hrs.
emoticon:::...even dropped 3# to the low end of my weight range.

Maintenance is a funny thing.....::::"she" has a sense of humor. She can change her mind ( & yours), and there are no intimidation tactics if you follow her, and go with the flow. I cannot tell you how amazing it feels to be relaxed about Mr. Scales. The journey of my 1st 12 weeks of maintenance were peaceful. I hadn't expected this....I have seen so many others be anxious about whether they were doing the right thing, stress about small details and frankly totally end up hating the "lifestyle"....:::cycling back into a weight gain. That can look scary when you haven't even been down that road. I was warned about many pitfalls.

I suppose I AM an Opportunist.

With the Lord's strength, a huge dose of His Peace and Hope and a disciplined mind, I set out down that brand new road and here I am!
So glad that maintaining is possible, not as intimidating as I was led to think, and the key for me is that I LOVE the lifestyle. I simply do.

And sometimes you DO fall down:::......

But, I always jump back up:::.....

Lol....I think I'm in a pug dog mood. emoticon

...:::doing a Happy Dance here in spring of 2013! emoticon emoticon
So GLAD to be here in this state of mind, with a bright perspective! What an amazing Sparkly website made "free" and FULL of support for the journey!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GETTINGFIT4HIM 4/10/2013 1:23AM

  So happy for you to be in such a positive, peaceful place! God has done a great work in you and will use you for His glory to encourage the rest of us on our own journey's. God Bless and keep on keeping on! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MICHIGANLORI 4/9/2013 7:37PM

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 4/9/2013 2:25PM

    Great job Laura- congratulations on sticking to it and seeing all of your hard work pay off emoticon

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BROOKRIVERS 4/9/2013 1:58PM

    So encouraging!!!!!!!! Love all the photos. So happy for you. So inspired.

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PAULALALALA 4/8/2013 12:24PM

    What a great recap of this round. You are an inspiration to all of us!

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FIT-AT-50 4/7/2013 11:01PM

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emoticon For sharing your energy!

You've been a emoticon addition to our incredibly wonderful team of
Powerful Prism Panthers!!

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JMCADE 4/7/2013 9:29PM

    I am so proud to be part of the panthers with you. You are such an inspiration to us all. Great Blog. Looking forward to BLC 22 with you.

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BABY_GIRL69 4/7/2013 8:27PM

    I love the Opportunist great combination word....

God bless,


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RICKISMOM1 4/7/2013 5:59PM

    GREAT bLOG (And YOU are a great asset to the panthers!!

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SUNNY332 4/7/2013 3:30PM

    You are doing terrific and I am so happy for you.

Way to go, you Powerful Prizm Panther, you!

Love the note from the opportunist.

Hugs to you, my sweet friend.


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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/7/2013 3:25PM


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LIZARDG7 4/7/2013 1:31PM


What a wonderful spirit you have! I Love You - fellow Panther!

Hugs, Lizzie

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AEHEGE 4/7/2013 10:36AM

    How inspiring -- and so full of energy at the end of the round! Thanks for sharing this blog. emoticon

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LILYGAL 4/7/2013 9:17AM

    You are such an inspiration!!! Keep up the good work!!!

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KBRADFORD88 4/7/2013 8:38AM

    So happy for you and maintaining. Great job!

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TONYVAND1 4/7/2013 8:04AM

  Way to go I rejoice ad dance with you on being able to maintain. You inspire all of us.

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    You are such a bright and shining emoticon Laura! Keep your light shining for others; it is a tremendous inspiration! emoticon emoticon

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PMRUNNER 4/7/2013 3:04AM

    Way to go!

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FREELADY 4/6/2013 11:41PM

    I am dancing and rejoicing with you!

I am also determined to follow you in this path....this time next year!

A lot of this is payoff from hundreds of disciplined choices, doing what was right over and over and over, whether it was feeling fun or not. Now habits are your friend; now there is peace and joy.

You express things wonderfully. Thanks for such an uplifting blog!

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JERSEYGIRL24 4/6/2013 11:27PM

    So glad the PPP worked out so well for you. This has not been a great BLC round for me. Not sure if I will take next round off or change teams; I may join your former teamies in the corral if I decide to give it another whirl.

They say that God helps those who help themselves, and that seems to apply to you.

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LRSILVER 4/6/2013 11:27PM

    Great. I love this!

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