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What I learned from Survivor

Friday, April 26, 2013

What I learned from Survivor.

1. Play hard. Do your best. Relax into the exercise, because even if it hurts while you're doing it, the rewards to come are worth it. Push harder.

2. Be humble. I may be losing weight this week, but gaining the next. I'm not going to get cocky about a success. Because I never know if success or failure is coming next.

3. Be flexible. Unpredictable events will take place. Recently the bridge was out, and I couldn't get home for lunch, and had to buy a healthy lunch within my calorie range. What surprises come up in your life?

4. Be a team player. I am so grateful for the support of the SP community. Sometimes, when I feel like going off the reservation, I don't because I know my team is counting on me. I know I make a difference in the team.


In round numbers, my BMR is 1500 calories, and based on that, I should be eating at least 1600 at a sedentary , 1800 at a lightly active , and 2000 at a moderately active level.

So I'm trying to keep to 1700-1800, while living the life of that's moderately active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/wk).

Get you own personal BMR at

Running total
Th: 30 min abs; 20 min zumba
Fr: 20 min spin; 20 min lower body
Days in calorie range: 1


4 more days until first of the month. I must get my weight lifting in!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NATPLUMMER 4/27/2013 9:27AM


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CARRIE1948 4/27/2013 8:19AM

    Sounds like a good plan

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    Great takeaways from Survivor!

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 4/27/2013 12:49AM

    I like your calorie range, its more realistic than some ppl are eating. That 1200 calorie thing puts me straight into "starvation mode" and my weight loss grinds to a halt. I do pretty good on 1400 to 1600 but I'm not all that active.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/26/2013 11:37PM

    I wish I could eat that many calories. I still want to get a Fitbit.

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