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BLC23 Week 4 Evaluations Week 5 Goals

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The scales went down this week! emoticon

I am trying to do as many of my fitness minutes outside while our SW Missouri weather permits. Being out in the fresh air and moving is therapeutic where my stress is concerned. It doesn't alleviate it all together, but it enables me to deal somewhat better with it, and it is better than it was at this time last year. My goal is to have 400+ minutes of activity per week. I didn't quite make it last week again. I was closer, though. I had been trying to give myself an "off" day, but have begun to get 10 or 20 minutes of walking on that day to get to my 400 minutes.

The second part of my goal was to have fun while I was meeting my BLC goals. I am having fun with different food choices, trying to eat a rainbow of freggies, and taking a standard favorite lunch to work on the two days that I work. Visiting with a colleague during one midday walk was fun. Noticing the changes in the neighborhood with the changing season is fun as I ride my bike and walk. Strength training? Not going to lie...I would have to say that I don't find that fun. However, seeing that I had lost 8 inches at the end of BLC22 was TREMENDOUS FUN! emoticon

It was fun this morning to find a pea coat/jacket at a yard sale where I just happened to stop, looking for yarn. No yarn, but a great pea coat in a size 10 that fit great! I still had not replaced my winter coats, and had been wearing an XL and an 18-20. So the size 10 was fun, fun, fun and I was happy, happy, happy with the $5 price tag! The person having the yard sale must have had a clothing business of some type because there were lots of jackets, coats, sweaters, formals, etc...and they were in great condition.

My week 5 goals will be to continue on with my journey as I have been doing since it is working for me.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LILYGAL 10/25/2013 7:13AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work!!

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GLASSART43 10/24/2013 11:59PM

    Tammy, great score on the jacket! I didn't quite make 400 minutes last week either, but am on track to do so this week:)


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SHARONSPARKLE 10/24/2013 11:33PM

    Great find on the Jacket! It must have been fun to slip into a size 10 and have it fit perfectly! Good job - all those losses are paying off.

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HMJ5053 10/24/2013 9:54PM

    Liked how you have set reasonable, but challenging goals. Glad you are finding success in your journey to live a healthier life. keep up the good work!

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LETHA_ 10/24/2013 3:37PM

    "However, seeing that I had lost 8 inches at the end of BLC22 was TREMENDOUS FUN! "

You made me smile!

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ILOVEMALI 10/24/2013 3:15PM

    I am smiling at your size 10 coat delight! As I have been losing weight, I go to a specific Goodwill when we go on vacation, as there seems to be a local woman there who is donating her clothes as she loses weight. I started wearing her 12s, and am now wearing her 8s! Goodwill and yard sales are a great way to get "transitional clothing!"

Keep up the great work!

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MARGIEH0104 10/24/2013 2:21PM

    You are doing great Tammy with your goals. You will have to tell me more about the BLC challenge, pls. I would not do it now, but I can see it in my future!
Congratulations! BTW....what color is your new jacket? Some of my favorite clothes are from a thrift store.

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DEB62BIE62 10/24/2013 2:20PM

    Great job, keep on keeping on. emoticon

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H9LIPPY 10/24/2013 2:02PM

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