CLAIREANNE23's SparkPeople Blog CLAIREANNE23's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Goals for BLC-12 weeks! I, as much as the next person, would like to lose weight. Over the past few rounds I have had a hard time doing that. Granted I know being in the “real world” everything changed…figuring out the balance between working out and a job was brutal however I made progress. Now I am on summer vacation and trying to get into a routine so I won’t be lazy. Therefore the following goals will not only help me try and lose weight but become more fit! <BR> <BR> Food Goal: Track every meal using the nutri... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 20:47:47 EST Plan for 2013 2012 brought a lot of changes in my life. I graduated in May, moved back home in August and started my new job. In the midst of all the changes, I have had some highs and lows in my workout/healthy lifestyle endeavors. My “high” was all the training I put in ( in the first half of the year) for my Olympic- distance triathlon. I competed in the race that May and was very proud of finishing! My “low” would have to be what I am feeling right now. I look back at this year and see how hard I have... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 23:57:50 EST Holiday Plan for SUCCESS My plan for holiday success! <BR> <BR> In the years past I have done well during the holidays. That was because I would finished my college exams around Dec 8th-ish and wouldn’t have to go back until Jan 8th-ish. Spending a whole month at home I would go to the gym 2x a day. I would wake up early in the morning and go to a ST or spin class, come home fix a healthy lunch, do Christmas-y things and then go back to the gym that night ( usually with my mom to Zumba). It was an ideal schedule. T... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 11:28:20 EST Movie Quote Game Part 4 I *THINK* I only know one of these!! Ahh I need to see more movies! <BR> <BR> 1. “Even a poor tailor is entitled to some happiness!” <BR> <BR> 2. "I know you are, but what am I?” <BR> <BR> 3. "They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God.” <BR> <BR> 4. "Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." <BR> <BR> 5. “How's it going, royal ugly dudes?” <BR> <BR> 6. “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." <BR> ... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 20:52:19 EST Movie Quote Game Part 3 Oooh these were hard!!! It gets harder and harder! <BR> <BR> 1. "...Bond. James Bond."- James Bond <BR> <BR> 2. “I'm sorry, sir. I could never answer to a whistle.” <BR> <BR> 3. "Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye." <BR> <BR> 4. "Hasta la vista, baby." - The Terminator <BR> <BR> 5. "I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries." <BR> <BR> 6. "Surely, you can't be serious. I am serious, and don't call me Shi... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:10:34 EST The Movie Quote Game-Part 2 ( my answers!) These were a bit harder for me! The "?" means a big GUESS!!! haha <BR> <BR> 1. "Houston, we have a problem."- Armageddon <BR> <BR> 2. "We all go a little mad sometimes."- Alice in Wonderland? <BR> <BR> 3. "I can't believe I gave my panties to a geek."- Animal House? <BR> <BR> 4. "I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way." <BR> <BR> 5. "...I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me?"- Meet the Fockers <BR> <BR> 6. "Have fun storming the castle!"-Shrek? <BR> <BR> 7. "Stand up. Your father's pa... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 14:20:00 EST The Movie Quote Game-Part 1 ( My Answers!) The Movie Quote Game Part <BR> 1. "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." <BR> <BR> 2. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."- Gone with the Wind <BR> <BR> 3. "Go ahead, make my day."- Top Gun <BR> <BR> 4. "Here's looking at you, kid."- CasaBlanca <BR> <BR> 5. "I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."- The Wizard of Oz <BR> <BR> 6. "May the Force be with you."- Star Wars <BR> 7. "Show me the money!" <BR> <BR> 8. "You can't handle the truth!" <BR> <BR> 9. "I'll have ... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 22:39:54 EST STEP IT UP! <em>206</em> My top 5 reasons to STEP IT UP! <em>206</em> <BR> <BR> 1. NOW is the time. Not tomorrow, not next Monday, not November 1st, not the new year of 2013, NOW. You are given this day to live, so LIVE IT WELL!! We are all given the same 24 hours in a day. How do you choose to spend your hours? What you do with it, how you spend it is UP TO YOU!!! Einstein was given the same 24 hours and look what he accomplished <em>30</em> . <BR> <BR> 2.It takes 28 days to make or break a ... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:33:53 EST 6 weeks down, 6 weeks til the end of BLC, a LIFETIME to go! Now I am at my midway point in BLC 20. So far I have learned/still learning a lot. I am still learning how to manage my everyday demands of my job in relation to eating healthy and getting in my fitness. I feel as though this will be something that I will never "master" but strive for a balance of all three! <BR> <BR> In my initial blog post for BLC 20, I separated it into 3 categories; fitness, food, and rewards. It only seems fitting that I take a look back and re-assess in this way. <BR>... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 22:57:38 EST 12 Weeks to SAPPHIRE Success 12 Weeks to Sapphire Success <BR> <BR> I have sat done and tried to write this blog many times. I have so many thoughts but all are scattered. In my scattered mind here are my steps and goals for 12 weeks of sapphire success in BLC20. <BR> <BR> Although I have done BLC for a few rounds, this BLC is completely different for me. When I first started BLC I was in college pursuing my degrees. I graduated in May and got a job teaching first grade. In starting this BLC I feel like my life has tur... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 12:21:50 EST If your goals don’t scare you they aren’t high enough… Last August when the triathlon season ended for me, I set a couple of training goals to focus on until this upcoming season started. #1 I wanted to do the Savannah Sprint triathlon again in April ( my first race ever!) and #2 I wanted to do the sprint at Collegiate Nationals with the UGA tri team. Since last august all of my training had been focused on these two races….especially collegiate nationals. Although these were my goals God had different plans for me. <BR> <BR> In December I fo... Wed, 9 May 2012 23:52:10 EST Got Milk? *This opportunity would never have happened if I hadn’t joined sparkpeople and made a lifestyle change.* <BR> <BR> Right before school got out, I got an e-mail saying that some of the USA National Swim Team members were doing a “Got Milk?” photo shoot and commercial at Ramsey ( UGA’s rec center) and they needed extras who have “swimmers bodies” to be in the shoot. It would be an 8 hour day of sitting around but the pay would be $200.00 cash. At first I was a little skeptical but then I thou... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 12:34:51 EST Bucket List- #13 One summer afternoon when I was 14, I was flipping through the television channels and I came across the USA National Triathlon. I sat there through the whole race amazed that these people can SWIM, BIKE, and RUN. I had been on a swim team since I was 8 years old so I thought that it would be fun to maybe do a triathlon later on in life (when I became better at running). I didn’t really think about triathlons much over the next couple years. <BR> <BR> Spring of my freshman year of college... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 23:29:48 EST ONLY PUPPIES SHOULD FEAR POUNDS! <em>52</em> Disclaimer: This blog is very personal. What I have written here most people do not know about me. I only post this because I am on a journey to becoming the best "me" possible. That being the best physically, emotionally, and mentally, me I can be. It is an on going process but what is so great about it is that we don't have to do it alone! <BR> <BR> So I gained weight this week, and I mean A LOT of weight for 7 days..Almost 3 pounds. I didn't even know you could gain 3 pounds ... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 00:52:24 EST