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12 Weeks to Lifestyle Changes!!

Friday, June 07, 2013

For our first weekend challenge of BLC22, we have been asked to blog about our goals for this round of BLC.

There are so many things that I want to change, it's nice to sit down and pare those down so they don't get so overwhelming and while the weight loss is nice, I almost think it is secondary to creating healthy, life long habits. With those habits, the weight loss just follows.

So, my goals for the next 12 weeks:

1. Get back to a morning workout routine. An hour of working out before getting ready for work doesn't seem like too much to ask of myself (especially when I used to do it faithfully). So, I'm setting my alarm clock to go off earlier, I'm putting my workout clothes out and I am getting out of bed the first time that alarm goes off.

2. Cut out the sugar. This is the area I feel like I struggle with the most. I have a book called "Beyond Sugar Shock" that deals with cutting sugar out of your diet. My first step is to read that book and incorporate the ideas so I quit eating (and craving the sugar)

3. Track my nutrition. Here is another place I've fallen off the wagon since the end of the last BLC round. I am making this a priority every day. No going to bed unless every bit of food I have eaten for the day is recorded in my tracker.

4. Meet new friends. I feel like I am already well on my way to doing this but with time and sharing, I feel those friendships become deeper. I will continue to check in with my team at least once a day and learn about their successes and struggles.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TACONES 6/12/2013 12:19PM


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    Suzie, make new friends and keep the old - you are surrounded by spark friends old and new and this support team is going to carry you and your goals to a SPARKLING BLC22 finish! Bring it! You've got this! emoticon emoticon

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MYJUNIEMOON 6/12/2013 9:11AM

    All excellent goals! I struggle with 1 and 2 myself!


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KEPLIX 6/12/2013 8:41AM

    Great goals - increasing protein will help with the sugar. I have a lot of problems with that as well and since I've gone to a more protein based diet this past week the cravings are a lot less. I find myself usually reaching for blueberries or strawberries instead. You can do this!

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ABRANNEWME2014 6/11/2013 9:42PM

    Suzie I agree this are great goals...and you're going to rock them and we're be here to help celebrate you


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BULLETGODDESS 6/11/2013 4:23PM

    emoticon Great goals!

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TLAIR0468 6/11/2013 1:45PM

    Great goals. The sugar is an area where I struggle as well. You can do this!!

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EATTRAINSLEEP 6/10/2013 11:20PM

    emoticon I could apply all your goals to myself lol
Will be happy to watch as you meet them all:)

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MJ7DM33 6/9/2013 9:21PM


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MCELLO58 6/9/2013 5:28PM

    emoticon Your plan should get you to your goals.

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CM_GARDNER78 6/9/2013 12:12AM

    GREAT goals!! I do the same thing as you by trying to have TOO many lofty goals...and then I fail, and am disappointed in myself. Great job on these ones - I love them!!

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GORIANA 6/8/2013 2:07PM


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MISSYMOOSE71 6/8/2013 9:44AM

    I agree w/ Luxitta. These are great and attainable! You can do it! Good luck with the sugar issue. I had a problem with it & found out I had a yeast issue in my gut that was causing my cravings. It took 6 months to kill the yeast but, for me at least, that was the key to getting sugar under control. Sugar is addictive as cocaine. I hope the book is insightful.

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LUXITTA 6/8/2013 8:39AM

    Suzie - Those are some great goals, very attainable and well thought out! I know you can do it!

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