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So, I've joined the BLC again. Here, have some goals.

Monday, June 10, 2013

I've got a far longer blog percolating regarding my impetus to start working on being healthy again, and news of various sorts...but THIS blog is due for points within the next 20 minutes. So you'll have to wait for the rest. :)

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For this round (BLC22) my goal is to get back in ONEderland again. Since I started back to sparking a few weeks ago, I've gone from 216 to 209, which makes me supremely happy. My basic goal is to lose 10 lbs in the next 12 weeks - which should be totally doable.

How am I going to get there?

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Tracking like crazy and making good food choices - and I was doing REALLY well on that too, until this weekend took a detour to Hoffbrau House (I had a date and he picked the restaurant...I really did want to try and find something healthy, honest, and actually went to their website before heading out to his place in hopes of finding a nutrition counter, and after glancing down the menu for about a minute realized I was in serious trouble, and I'd better just take it as a "planned cheat" day and make up for it later, 'cause there was nothing that didn't involve crazy rich sauces, and fried stuff...and OMG it was so good). It's been tough to get back to it since, and I've had a couple of slip ups at the vending machine at work, but I'm working on it.

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Hitting the gym at school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (since I'm done with class at 9:50 AM, and the gym opens at 10:00 AM - I seriously have no excuse). Last week was the first time in MONTHS that I actually hit my 90 fitness minutes per week goal, and I'm well on my way for this week too. So on THAT score, I'm doing great!

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Doing the various challenges on my team - I'm a "Midnight Mustang" this round, and it seems to be a GREAT bunch of people (with a few familiar faces from my former wolf den), and they have a good schedule set up for various things. Unfortunately it's going to be hard to get many "Last Chance Workout" minutes on Tuesdays since my later class is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and there's not a lot of time between school and work on those days. But I can at LEAST do the 100 Pushups Challenge I've been talking about doing for months - that'll be something. I can do our TNT (tighten and tone - basically strength training focused) on Wednesdays, and then the weekend challenges (which this blog is part of this week). Hopefully the need to rack up points for my team will help keep me moving.

Okay...here are a couple of before pictures, so I've got them for posterity (took these earlier in the week):



Oh, and for a recent more *flattering* pic, here is one that my date (aka Robert Downey Junior Junior - seriously, dude is a dead ringer) took of me at the evil (OMG it was SO GOOD) Hoffbrau House:


What, you don't believe me? Here ya go - the picture I took at Hoffbrau House of Robert Downey Junior Junior (points if you get what comedy album that's a reference to):


And the two of us together on the observation deck at the top of the Carew Tower:


Okay, more profundity later - right now I've got a date with my mate, the DVR, and The Voice.
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  • v SUSANELAINE1956
    I read your SparkPage and saw tons of enthusiasm so I had to check out this blog. Sounds like a great plan. Good luck! emoticon
    1048 days ago
  • v 4-1HEALTHYCYNDI
    Great goals and good plan to make it happen. I know you can do it running with the Midnight herd.
    1078 days ago
  • v NEEDTOLOOSE1
    Great blog and goals thanks for sharing the pictures. emoticon
    1078 days ago
  • v MONETRUBY
    Great to see that you're back to rocking the BLC! I really like your goals, and I have no doubt you've got the dedication and desire to rock those, too.

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    1079 days ago
  • v ZANNACHAN
    Glad to see you back in the BLC--there are a lot of great people on the Mustangs, I think you'll like it over there--and I think your goals are strong and doable! You can do this!!!
    1079 days ago
  • v MISSG180
    You rock, lady! Keep up the good work!
    1079 days ago
  • v TEKRU1
    Welcome back! Good to see you and looking forward to seeing you reach those goals!
    1079 days ago
  • v LESSISMORE4ME
    You look great and he does favor RDJ. He's always been so easy on the eyes. emoticon I'll be cheering for you!
    1079 days ago
  • v FITNHEALTHYKAL
    emoticon home to the BLC Eu! You are on one of the BEST teams in all of BLCland. LOE the Midnight Mustangs!

    You know this is life and a lifestyle so the fact that LCW or _______ don't work with your late classes or _______ and you need to adapt, adjust and overcome are just part of life and you are a world class expert at THAT so you CAN and yo WILL rock this. You've done it before and you WILL for BLC22!

    Eu is back and she's got this!

    Great to see you rockin the BLC! Give my love to the corral please! emoticon
    1079 days ago
  • v STILLWATERSSB
    I had to do the same sort of blog but mine is shorter yet! I will revamp it in a few days!

    Love your background picture!
    1079 days ago
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