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Reflection for BLC Half Way Point

Monday, July 22, 2013

We were asked to reflect on our previous 6 weeks with BLC. We are at our half way point now. We were asked to be honest with ourselves on what we did well & what could use some work.
I feel that it helps me tremendously when I take the time to reflect on where I'm going on this weight loss journey. Since I started this journey with BLC on June 5th I have recently met my goal. I have a weight loss of 23 lbs. My goal was to reach 220ville (229) before the 12 weeks were up. I am now at 228 lbs. At first I felt very pleased with reaching my goal then something happened which I am trying to sort out in my mind. It is hard for me to appreciate where I am at this point on my journey. I still have to shop in the plus sizes. I still have plenty of weight to lose. I truthfully don't like the way I look . I have come to the realization for me to be able to move on I must accept where I am now! I have made the decision I will accept where I am & move on from there. Since the challenge started I have increased my water intake on a daily basis & started eating healthy unprocessed food. I have been trying a lot of new healthy recipes. Some were quite good. Even my DH loved them.
Now the things I must work on. I want to be consistent when it comes to exercise. One thing I want to accomplish before this challenge ends is to use my treadmill each & every day. I also must start watching my food portions more closely.
I would be so happy if I could end this challenge in 210ville (219). Only time will tell.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DAS92687 7/23/2013 9:34PM

    Hey emoticon and emoticon on meeting your goal !!
Onward to a new goal :-)

Absolutely accpet yourself exactly where you are !! You did not gain weight overnight ... and you won't lose it that way either. I suggest that you get out some pictures of yourself a few months (or even a year) ago and have a celebration at how much progress you have made.

And go check out my friend Imogen's blog ...

You two BOTH have a lot to celebrate emoticon

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YELLOW09RED 7/23/2013 1:27PM

    Hi Linda,
keep setting mini goals. They work. I have started to write down the exercise I am doing for that day and then I Do It. The daily habit works.
Congrats. on your weight loss. That is wonderful.
I bought myself the smaller plate.
Hugs for all you are doing for your health. Blessings
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ELSAT137 7/22/2013 11:59PM

    Yay Linda!! Awesome job on already reaching your goal! You are on fire!! great plan to keep moving forward. This weight loss takes time and sometimes that is frustrating but you are doing it!!!! Keep working hard!

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LIVEDAILY 7/22/2013 11:20PM

Don't just accept where you are now, but be proud of the time and effort YOU took to improve yourself! Look what YOU did!! Great job!! First goal met, and you've set a second goal.
If you follow the mini-goals you've set for yourself, I know you will experience success again!! Drink your water, use your treadmill every day, and get out those measuring cups and measuring spoons!! Mine have a permanent home on my
I know you can!!

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ELIZ181 7/22/2013 7:43PM

    emoticon one meeting your goal if you keep up the way you have you will end where you want to be.

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LILYGAL 7/22/2013 7:39PM

    emoticon on making your FIRST goal! Now on to your SECOND goal! It is emoticon what you have achieved so far. Just think that this time next round you could be working on your THIRD goal!! emoticon

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LJOYCE55 7/22/2013 7:23PM

  congrats on your current weight loss and your determination to lose more. Sounds like you have the drive to see it through.

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