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    SUZIEW27   59,109
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Effort = Results (Week 1 recap, week 2 plan)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Weekly Calorie Deficit (CICO): -6412

Exercise Minutes: 480

Lost: -4.9 pounds

I had an emoticon week 1 of BLC. I tracked my food, I tracked my exercise, I kept track of my calorie deficit and I have checked in with my team daily. You may notice my weight loss is way higher than my calorie deficit shows it could be and I am going to attribute this to getting back on track after having taken a break from eating well and exercising for several weeks. Getting back into the routine really works!!

So, reviewing my goals from last Wednesday as well as my BLC goals, here is where I stand:

1. Tracking. I did really well with this over the past week. Every meal, snack and treat was tracked. I was in my calorie range every day but one.

2. I did OK with the morning exercise. I still slept in a couple of days when I could have easily gotten up and gotten in a 45 minute or hour workout. This one I am going to keep working on.

3. Cutting out sugar: I had a little sugar this week (mainly in the form of chocolate covered goji berries and frozen fruit bars). Havenít started the ďBeyond Sugar ShockĒ book yet. I need to pull that out tonight when I get home!

4. I am definitely meeting new friends. The first weekend challenge helped a lot with that as we all got to share a little about ourselves to earn points.

My plan and goals for the week ahead:

1. Continue with the successful tracking

2. Get up every week day morning before work and workout for at least 45 minutes. I would like my weekly exercise minutes to increase to over 500 this week. I did get up and go for a walk this morning so Iím on my way!

3. Work on the sugar issue. Put at least two strategies into effect to help curb the sugar cravings

4. Exceed the daily challenges. I am great at doing just what needs to be done to get the points. This week I want to do more than what is required. That means, extra card flips for Turbulent Twists on Thursdays, more than 5k miles on Friday and more than 500 steps ups on Monday.

Iíve also been thinking a little bit about rewards for BLC. I havenít often given myself rewards in the past. Iím the type of person who when I decide I want something, I just buy it. This round, I want to make myself work for those rewards a little bit.

I was thinking this morning when I was walking that I have a lot of winter workout out gear (long pants, shirts) but could definitely use a few more things for warmer weather. So this first week, if I get up and workout every weekday morning before work I will pick up a new summer weather workout outfit.

I donít expect a huge loss like I had this week every single week so for week 2 of BLC22, Iím going to shoot for a loss of 1.5 pounds. If I reach this goal, I will get to buy one new workout DVD (there are several that Iíve been looking at so this will be a good way to work toward that).

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INSPIRATIONAL3 6/30/2013 11:24PM

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CM_GARDNER78 6/14/2013 11:46PM

    This is great Suzie!! You did awesome this week! Way to go!! I can't WAIT to see your cute new summer workout gear, and hear about your new workout DVD that you get when you meet your goals this week! :-)

Keep it up!!!

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DECLETJ 6/14/2013 4:55PM

    Congrats on the loss! You are inspirational with your dedication! I'm hoping this week goes well for you!!!! emoticon

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MCELLO58 6/12/2013 10:28PM

    Looking forward to hearing about the new workout DVD and summer weather workout outfit you bought for reaching your goals this week.

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KJHOUSTON 6/12/2013 1:26PM

    Wow - great results! Keep it up!

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GORIANA 6/12/2013 12:55PM

    emoticon emoticon Your stats are impressive! I too lost more than my deficit would indicate...I'll take it, though I do not understand it. You have given my an idea about a reward too. Thanks for your post and your example.

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TLAIR0468 6/12/2013 12:25PM

    Congrats on an awesome loss and a great 1st week. You have very good, very detailed can do this!!

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TACONES 6/12/2013 12:11PM

    WOW!!! Awesome loss. Keep up the great work. emoticon emoticon

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KAMINEKO 6/12/2013 12:05PM

    Congrats on the progress!

Morning exercise is so difficult for me too.

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GLUECIPHER 6/12/2013 11:27AM

    Good for you! emoticon

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