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Reflecting on BLC goals--halfway mark

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

For a weekend challenge, I'm supposed to look at the goals I made at the beginning of the BLC. I'm supposed to be honest and evaluate what I did well and what could use some work. This is kind of not very fun, since I know that I haven't done very well at all. But--it must be done--so here are my goals that i set in the beginning and how I have done with them:

1 First and foremost, I'd like to lose at least 12 lbs. And more would be fine. That would put me at 146. Which makes me a bit frustrated at myself because I was at that a few months ago, and I can't believe I just wasted my time and efforts like that. *sigh*

--I haven't lost anything. I think I've even gained a bit. I need to apologize to my teammates for this and also to myself for the time wasted. This definitely needs work.

2 Get back in the habit of tracking my food every day. I will give myself a few weeks to ease back into that habit, especially since I'm going out of town.

--And this would be the reason I haven't lost any weight. I know very well from my past successes that when I track my food faithfully, I lose weight. And I haven't tracked faithfully. I have made a few half hearted attempts and given up. It's embarassing.

3 By the end of 12 weeks I want to be ready to teach a full zumba class.

--Well, this is probably the one that I've made the most progress on. I will definitely be ready to teach a full zumba class by the end of the 12 weeks. I think I'll be ready in the next few weeks. Well, still scared to do it, but physically ready. I was sick for about a week, and I'm slowly regaining my stamina and getting rid of the lingering cough--those are probably my biggest setback to this goal--I try to work on zumba almost every day to get ready to teach.

4 8 cups water daily, 5 freggies daily (re-establish those habits).

--I think i have started drinking more water and eating more freggies. But I wouldn't know for sure (see goal #2 above).

5 consistently get more sleep (at least 7 hours) a night, at least 5 nights a week.

--I think I have been generally getting more sleep every night, but again, not certain since I can't find my fitbit arm band, so i haven't been wearing it at night to track my sleep. I still need to try to get to bed early, so that I'm not relying on sleeping in to make this goal.

Oerall, what it comes down to is that I need to track my food. And stay within my calorie limits. Okay, so this has been a bit mortifying to face my stagnation so far in some of my goals, but it's only a tragedy if I don't let it motivate me to change. So I'm going to commit right now to starting a tracking streak.

I, Julianne, will begin tracking my food tomorrow, July 23 (Tuesday) 2013. My initial goal will be to track for 5 days. And hopefully that goal will grow and expand and I'll be able to beat my last streak of tracking. I know I can do this.
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  • JJ4493
    How is the tracking going? I struggle with doing it consistently also. It is SO hard some days to make myself do it but it makes such a difference when I do! You can do it...one day at a time! emoticon

    Jayma emoticon
    1418 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/6/2013 1:15:29 AM
    emoticon Just keep pushing! I need to remind myself that I really could lose 12 lbs in 6 weeks but only if I was really very, very careful about my eating. I guess I have to decide how much I really want it.
    1432 days ago
  • MELP06
    You can do it Julianne! Tracking is a struggle with a lot (including myself). emoticon emoticon
    1432 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/23/2013 12:45:22 AM
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