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Reflections on BLC22

Friday, August 23, 2013

So how did I do in BLC22? Not so great weight-wise, but not bad in other things.

What I did right was I got out there running more often. I have to get up at 4am to run before work (I start at 7am) but I managed to do it at least twice a week, usually 3 times. I also took my new bike out at least once a week.

The major mistake I made was eating too much while I was on vacation. The vacation was disappointing in some ways, and I let myself order whatever I wanted when I ate out - which was for every meal. I wasn't totally insane - I did not usually order dessert - but one or two "special" meals is what I usually do when I'm on vacation. Every meal should not be "special"!

I also did not do so well in the planning dept - I think I only cooked a big batch of food on the weekend once. I do much better when I have my own home cooked food in the freezer. Next weekend I will cook something for the freezer to use in BLC23.

My goal for between rounds is not to gain any weight! I will try for a loss as well of course. I plan to continue to check in with my team every day, and to track everything! And do some cooking!

That's another thing I did right - posting to my team thread everyday and participating in (almost) everything (I missed a weigh-in during my vacation). My food tracking was very good as well. It’s pretty much second nature now, but it is soooo easy to get out of the habit.

I’ve also come to terms (somewhat anyway) with the fact that my weight loss is going to be slooooow. I gave myself permission to get some new clothes instead of waiting until I’m some kind of “perfect” size. During BLC22 I bought (online mostly) … hmmm, let’s see … 4 new dresses, 2 skirts, 2 tops, 4 bras and a pair of shoes. Not that I’m expecting my feet to get smaller – they’re size 9 for good (unless they get wider as I age like my Mom’s did!).

I’m also actively looking for a dress for my office Xmas party (and other Xmas parties). Saw a great one in a US online store for $68.50 – then I found out it will cost $32 to ship it to Canada! Still thinking about that one.

Anyway, I’m feeling pretty good about myself and how I look these days, even though the weight loss has not been happening to a great extent. On to BLC23!
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    It really sounds as if you had a great BLC-22 and have done a lot to keep yourself in good conditi emoticon on and to prepare to get even better!.i
    1433 days ago
    Getting up early to run is a wonderful accomplishment, as is tracking. I like that you're giving yourself permission to enjoy new clothes instead of waiting for the perfect number on the scale.

    1433 days ago
    Lenore, good for you not letting the number on the scale override the many other successes you can celebrate. I've been impressed with your tenacity to get out there to get back to running so early in the morning. I know you were in a slump but you stayed strong, pushed hard and you're back at it. Woo Hoo!

    Looking forward to seeing your photo of your new dress for the Christmas parties. Remembering how proud you were of the dress you could buy last year and how you rocked that one.

    Great blog!

    1433 days ago
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