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BLC First Half Reflection

Friday, July 19, 2013

The assignment is to reflect on the first 6 weeks of the Biggest Loser Challenge (BLC), what did I do well, and what could use some work. I thought a good way to start off is by recapping the goals I documented at the beginning of the BLC and reporting my status:

emoticon Lose 12 pounds in 12 weeks
Status: I have already lost 13 pounds at the 1/2 way mark. WooHoo!
emoticon Record every BLT (bite, lick, taste)
Status: I am done this every day and it really is doing the trick as far as keeping me on track and paying attention to what I eat.
emoticon Workout at least 20 minutes per day 6x/week -- this is my planned BLC streak
Status: The streak is alive and well! I have exercised a minimum of 20 minutes every day of the challenge; most days quite a bit more than the 20.
emoticon Continue Saturday walking group every week
Status: Haven't missed a week yet. I send out weekly reminders. The past few weeks we have walked on both Saturday and Sunday.
emoticon Participate in at least one official 5K this summer
Status: Completed on 4th of July, and I beat my previous time for this same event/route from last year. It was just plenty good fun too.
emoticon Get in bed by midnight 5x/week
Status: This one continues to be a struggle. I may get to bed by midnight twice a week; but falling short of my goal. However, I am getting more sleep each night than I did before the BLC started. Most nights I get at least 7 hours sleep so that's a good thing.

One of the things I am trying to work on now is to do some of my workouts in the morning. I have a bad habit of putting my workouts off until late in the day sometimes. Except for my weekend walks, I seldom exercise in the morning. This is something I will concentrate on over the next few weeks.

So, I am very happy with how the BLC is going and what I have accomplished to date. In addition to the above, I have met new Spark Friends, which is fabulous! I really really really enjoy being on the Golden Phoenix team. Since this is my first BLC, I do not really know what the other teams are like. I am sure they are nice too; but I LOVE my team and I think that is a big part of what is helping me to succeed. Our captain and co-captains are just the best, and all my teammates are also supportive and inspirational and motivational.

I'm looking forward to the 2nd half of BLC. I'll be back to report again at the end (which already makes me sad to think about it ending).


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KATETK 8/14/2013 10:08AM

    Wow, you are doing really well! I haven't got to how much you want to loose total yet, but you are inspiring as you are over 50. I am 46 and finding age has started to impact, even though I am super active. Keep up the EXCELLENT work!

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CRAFTSFAN1 8/2/2013 5:45PM

    It's amazing! Seems that you have everything under control and keeping the improvement. Good job in your challenge! emoticon

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LYNNANN43 7/29/2013 8:04PM

    13 POUNDS?!?! HOLY COW!!!!!!! emoticon

Mel really put you on the right team! emoticon

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_VALEO_ 7/29/2013 4:06PM

    Woohoo! 13 lbs in 12 weeks! You're such an overachiever! ;)

Congrats on your overall achievements!

Look forward to reading your next report!

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MUSCLE-UP 7/26/2013 4:55AM

    Wow! Excellent! Incredible progress. It is fun being on the BLC. emoticon

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JINLYNN 7/23/2013 1:44AM

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K1TT3N 7/22/2013 11:29AM

    Awesome keep up the good work

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1BEACHWALKER 7/21/2013 12:38AM

    You are doing sooooo good!!! 13 pounds! Wow!!! I have missed out not joining in this challenge...will have to look into it for the future. I know there is a waiting list! What is it about that anyway? I always hear great stuff! My first experience on a big challenge was a bust, so never did one again. The team I was on, half of them petered out half way through the challenge, so got stuck with a losing team. emoticon

Glad you are really enjoying it and having success!!! emoticon

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CINDHOLM 7/20/2013 7:54PM

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LOPEYP 7/20/2013 5:21AM

    I am glad that you are enjoying the challenge. Congrats on your loss thus far. emoticon

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