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Let The Games Begin! (BLC 23)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Super excited that BLC 23 kicks off today! This is my 4th consecutive round with the Sassy Shamrock Sheriff's! No disrespect to the other teams because they are ALL FABULOUS, but I couldn't imagine not being on this team with my Sassy Supportive Sisters! emoticon They always know how to motivate me and just when to give me that kick in the tush that I sometimes require. emoticon

Part of BLC is doing the dreaded "before pictures"... I have never taken pictures showing this much skin... and 80 pounds ago I wouldn't even take a photo like this for MYSELF, let alone post it. So that took a lot of courage... and I had to take a moment where I had to remember how far I've come to be able to post this. Just be lucky I spared you the rest of my stomach (if you saw that part, you'd understand exactly why I will be getting a tummy tuck down the line). emoticon And I didn't flap the flying squirrels either. emoticon

Starting weight for the round 192.4

And a flexibility pic... nothing ever flattering about that angle either lol.

My goals for the round:
emoticon: Lose 17.4 pounds which would get me to 175.
emoticon: Consistently get at least 300 minutes per week.
emoticon: Get as many participation points as possible to move up in the ranks.
emoticon: To not be afraid to ask for support or a kick in the butt from my fellow Sheriff's.
emoticon: To provide that same support and kick in the butt to my girls.

I know weight loss is the name of the game, but success for me isn't necessarily the number on the scale... it is making sure that I am putting my all into this for myself and my team. To be there for my team and for us all to reach (or at least come close) to our goals.

On a separate note, thanks for all the love and support this last week. I have taken every suggestion into consideration and I finally was able to turn my eating around! I am back on track and more important I'm feeling happy and confident again, and that is the best feeling in the world! emoticon

Just for giggles a reminder of how far I've come:

Edit: Results of Fit Test 9/29/13
Note: In the middle of arthritis flare up. Could not complete the wall sit, so took the time from my last fit test.

Wallsit: 110 seconds
(Wall) Push ups (60 seconds): 28
Squats (60 seconds): 38
Plank: 30 seconds
Crunches: 45
1 mile walk: 19:20

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FLMOMX2 10/3/2013 8:45AM

    Hoping you win, but like TEREMC--what is BLC?

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TEREMC 9/27/2013 7:27PM

  what is BLC? and if it is a contest spark where do I sign up?

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GEORGE815 9/27/2013 6:43PM

    Keep p the good work!

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DETERMINEDDE 9/27/2013 7:48AM

    You are amazing! emoticon

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HEATHERFREE 9/27/2013 12:20AM

  DUDE love that you posted the super duper before pics. AND holy crap that last pic REALLY shows what you've lost compared to the new pics!!!!! I totally pictured the tummy tuck YAY! Also, I think we should make a flying squirrels group video once we get to our goals weights lol

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SIMONEKP 9/26/2013 8:18PM

    I'm doing BLC this round too!

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    You're doing awesome! I know posting those pics is hard. Kudos to you for displaying awesome courage, once again.

Good luck! I know you're going to rock it!

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TOKIEMOON 9/26/2013 5:48PM

    You have remarkable courage and determination. I never took any before pics and still don't want any because I have been gaining weight since my lumbar laminectomy the end of May. The neurosurgeon was adamant that I not do ANYTHING for 3 months, Increased eating and decreased exercising (or simply doing any house chores) equaled 18 pound weight gain in the past 4 months! Kudos to you for sharing your journey. emoticon

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HEYRED221 9/26/2013 2:41PM

    emoticon Wow, you look fantastic, have done a great job. I don't doubt that you will reach your goals for this challenge!

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BARBARAROSE54 9/26/2013 10:30AM

    good luck with your challenge. emoticon

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BETHIEBOOPS 9/26/2013 6:20AM

    WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW! ---- that's all I can say! You are just SO incredible! Look at YOU! You're a hottie! And i'm so excited to see what comes from this BLC! I was so disappointed to drop out last round- hopefully I can get my act together and try for the next one :) Hooray for getting skinny!

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BEANIES_MOM 9/26/2013 6:03AM

    You have made amazing progress!!! I am sure you are going to do great with this round of BLC. emoticon emoticon

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KIM22211 9/26/2013 5:56AM

    bring it on! I am on the amazing amethysts and this is my first challenge ever so let he game begin!

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YOYOGRAN 9/26/2013 5:20AM

    What a change, so much progress. emoticon Enjoy your challenge

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MARMAERT 9/26/2013 12:53AM

    wow! you look so much better! you will rock the BLC23!

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SNOW_LEOPARD_74 9/25/2013 11:49PM

    You are doing FANTASTIC!!!! I am so proud of how far you have come and your GREAT attitude towards your health and weight loss in general. You are going to rock this challenge and take names later!!

On the team or not, we have your back!!

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    Amazing progress! Best of luck in your challenge :)

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JACOBSBELOVED 9/25/2013 10:07PM

    Wow! I remember when the first "before" picture was posted and it's amazing to see the difference between then and now!

Good luck on your BLC!

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COCK-ROBIN 9/25/2013 9:30PM


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    That is freaking awesome!!! What an amazing transformation.. amazing.. You so rock girl.. seriously.. I am soooo glad we're Sassy Sheriff Sisters!

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SNOWYOGA 9/25/2013 9:03PM

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MELP06 9/25/2013 8:47PM

    You are doing emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMINGSHAY 9/25/2013 8:24PM

    Great job on your accomplishment so far! Keep pushing hard through it all and you will see dreams become reality! Good luck!

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WORLDSERIES11 9/25/2013 7:25PM

    Good Luck!!
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