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BLC22 Goal Evaluation

Saturday, August 24, 2013

My goals for BLC22 were:

*To reach (again) the weight of 190.

*To succeed on the 12-week exercise streak.

*To fit comfortably into specific pants and tops that I can't now wear.

The short version of this evaluation is that I didn't achieve any of my stated goals.

The more involved version is this:

# During the past 12 weeks I bonded with a great group of people called the Midnight Mustangs.

# I stepped way out my comfort zone by taking a strength training class with a personal trainer where there were 4 students and I was the oldest and heaviest --- BUT not the weakest!!!

# I did great on the 12-week streak until I became sick and missed 3 days of exercise in week 7. Since then I have again exercised at least 5 days per week.

# I got some great advice about the fact that FITBIT replaces lost devices (I had lost my $100 Fitbit on my first hike last October). I called the company and got a NEW ONE!!! It has motivated me in so many ways during the past 2 weeks that I have had it!

# At this moment I am down 5.5 pounds from the start of BLC. That is 7 pounds shy of my original goal, but I figure that every loss is a gain!

# I am in a MUCH better place mentally and emotionally than I was 12 weeks ago.

# I am ready for a great BLC 23!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HARRINGTON5 9/20/2013 12:13PM

    You are working it and that is great. I always have loved your attitude and it just keeps shining through. You will make your goal because you never give up.

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SCOTIANRUNNER 9/14/2013 5:16PM

    "every loss is a gain!" - I love this positive outlook. There are many who could learn from you. Molly put in a good word for you for being an Outlaw so I thought I'd come see what you're made of emoticon

I think you'll do. emoticon Now to cross our fingers and toes and see what happens on the 25th.

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 8/28/2013 11:34PM

    I am so glad that I met you this round of BLC and so thankful for being on the same team. You are a very amazing person and so enjoyed getting to know you. I hope that we will be on the same team next round. Please keep in contact.

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WYOMOL 8/28/2013 8:38AM

    Jen - you did so well (compared to my round where i don't think i will have lost a damn pound). Lots of great progress and you sound so much better than last's hoping for you to be an outlaw so i can spend daily time in your world again

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 8/27/2013 11:06AM

    I count so many positives in this post! Way more than the original ones you were looking to achieve!

I think it's great and really the number on the scale is not the end all and be all of your progress. You've achieved so much! They tell you that this is a lifestyle and really it is. I think you've attained much more than just the short term goals you had set for yourself.

Keep making progress during the break and BLC23 will have to get ready for YOU! emoticon

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STONECOT 8/27/2013 8:11AM

    emoticon on so many positive outcomes. Goals are just that, and not as important as the lessons we learn about ourselves as we try to attain them.

I always lose weight slowly, and I prefer it that way as it helps my skin go back better, and I think 5lbs is a respectable loss. emoticon

See you on BLC23.

Comment edited on: 8/27/2013 8:11:46 AM

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    emoticon emoticon on so many more tangible accomplishments than the # on the emoticon which have given you tools and a foundation for the next round and continuing on your journey to being a more fit and healthy YOU! emoticon You are a shining emoticon

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 8/27/2013 5:47AM


I've always wanted to do a BLC Challenge, but have don't know where to begin or where to sign up. Does it take a lot of time? WHere do you sign up?

THanks for any guidance you can give...

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JERSEYGIRL24 8/26/2013 10:36PM

    It was so great being with you on this team. I still haven't decided what to do about the next round, and I have about 24 hours to figure it out. I am with you about not achieving goals, but I know you can do it. So glad about the Fitbit!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STILLWATERSSB 8/26/2013 10:24PM

    Even though you didn't get your choice of teams, I'm glad to have gotten to know you. You provided great encouragement for the team and you end the round informed and with a loss. The personal trainer was such a great gain for you! Keep up the good work and don't be a stranger!

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LIZZYP609 8/26/2013 2:43PM

    It is all great Jen!
Welllllll except you should be an Outlaw instead of a horse! emoticon

Awesome Job!!!

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CARTOONB 8/24/2013 10:11PM

    You've made tremendous progress in the past 12 weeks. Even though you did not meet your weight goal, it sounds like you have done very well in other areas. I'm impressed with your willingness to try new things.

And I love my Fitbit too! I didn't know about replacing lost devices. Good to know! Keep enjoying it.

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AJDOVER1 8/24/2013 8:35PM

    Great progress!

This is a journey, not a race to win or lose. You're still heading in the right direction, learning a lot and sharing your experience. I'm blessed to know you!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/24/2013 4:56PM

    Sounds like progress to me - keep up the good work.

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FITFULLIFE 8/24/2013 4:46PM

  Celebrate the NSVs. Figuring out the mental part is HUGE. It's movement in the right direction. Congratulations on all you've accomplished this BLC. Keep it up; you can do it.

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AMARILYNH 8/24/2013 4:34PM

    Down 5.5 pounds AND "in a MUCH better place mentally and emotionally than I was 12 weeks ago"? That sound like HUGE success to me!! Awesome!! emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon You have achieved such a good start. I love that you are happy with what you have gained and not beating yourself up over what didn't quite happen the way you wanted it to happen.
I have faith in YOU.. You will keep your streak of exercise going and be ready for the kick-off of round-23. YOU are a WINNER!

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MAUITN 8/24/2013 11:37AM

    Remarkable progress and success! emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 8/24/2013 11:20AM

    I really want to congratulate you on what you DID achieve. Many times the long term goes are just that....long term and 12 weeks isn't enough time. But it sure looks like you will do it in BLC23

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