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BLC Weeks 5 thru 9


Friday, May 17, 2013

I've had a difficult time the last few weeks, as many people have mentioned sometimes life just gets in the way. My husband was laid off work, found another job only to have that company have massive lay offs and be laid off again. He has a couple of jobs in the wings and should be back at work in the next week or two. ( he operates that massive equipment they show you on the discovery channel...lol) To delay any possible financial issues, fortunately we're not there yet, I've been taking pretty much every shift I'm offered at work, and that is lot as we are horrendously short staffed. The combination of having my hubby home full time and working crazy hours has really cut into my computer time.

On the exercise front though things have been going exceptionally well.
I love to hike so I've been dragging Hubby with me and we are hiking 2 to 3 hours a day, before work, and I'm pretty sure I have the worlds happiest dogs.



My Hubby loves to golf and after 3 summers together he finally has the time to teach me to play, so we've managed to get to the driving range for a couple of lessons and then we drove over an hour to find a little par 3 golf course for my first game, and according to my hubby who has golfed on many many many courses it was the hardest par 3 he has EVER seen, but we had a blast!

On the diet and tracking front I've been so so I seem to have come to a standstill in the weight loss department but I am losing inches and I'm thinking with the amount of exercise I'm doing I need to tweak my diet a little I'm either picking at food a little more than I think or I'm not eating enough so I must be more diligent with my tracking everything that crosses my lips.

Committing to the challenges is pretty hit and miss

Lose a pound a week ...um nope, however the first few weeks were so successful that I did reach my BLC goal of 12.4 pounds and I haven't had a week that I gained so I'm happy about that.

Some hiking pics...the wildflowers are out!



All in all I'm pretty pleased with my progress in the BLC Spring and am looking to sizzle off some more pounds this summer.


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SASSYLJB 5/22/2013 7:06AM

    You are an amazing Diamond Lori! When life throws things at you, you are still working towards your goals and doing a great job!
The hubs will have something soon! I feel it! (side note my dad retired from the company that made those big machines)!
You made some great goals this spring lets bring on the summer!

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READYBETTY 5/19/2013 9:15PM

    So sorry about your hubby's jobs. I hope things turn around soon and he's back to work again. I'm so glad you and your hubby and the dogs could enjoy some activities together. Your pics are beautiful and thank you so much for sharing.

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FORBANDE 5/18/2013 8:19PM

    Sorry about your hubby. I hope one of those opportunities turn out to be a wonderful job for him. It's really impressive that you are taking to activity to spend time together during a hard time. That's just fantastic!!

Don't worry about that scale. I think inches are a much better loss than pounds.

And you are right- your doggies look so happy! :)

Keep up the awesome work!!!

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ORCHIDLADY56 5/18/2013 5:15PM

    So sorry about your hubby. Hoping things look up!
Love the photos!
I have never tried golf before - I am not even good at miniature golf! But it sounds like you had fun!

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BLKLILY 5/18/2013 2:38PM

    Beautiful pics, beautiful pics. Congrats on your pounds lost and for maintaining; it can be pretty hard!

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 5/18/2013 1:20PM

    Lori .....
I am thrilled to hear from you and the update ! Your doggies are wonderful !! My husband is an avid golper and I have tried so hard to love the sport but I have not embraced it like you ! good for you ! Those pics are so BEE-YOU- TWO- FULL !! wow you live in some pretty spectacular scenary missy !! so jealous ! I too have not seen the scale go down much at all and it IS frustrating but I have gone down a size in clothes also ! I hope your hubby's job situation works out soon for you both. So sorry to hear about that.

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AMY-MIMI77 5/17/2013 4:51PM

    sorry about your hubby's job & wishing things work out for you guys
Glad that you guys are able to spend some time together
love the pictures

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