COFFEEGAL1's SparkPeople Blog COFFEEGAL1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community BLC 26 Expectations What do I expect this BLC round? I expect to build a sustainable fitness habit - work up to 10,000 or more steps a day. To build a sustainable eating habit - one that does not involve lots and lots of sugar. <BR> <BR> I expect to track what I eat. I expect to workout. I expect to lose weight. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:13:28 EST Board Games Week It's board games week on the BLC, and we're playing BINGO for the weekend challenge. Some of the squares are easy to fill out, such as laugh. I have 2 silly toddlers in the house. It's guaranteed they'll do or say something funny over the weekend. Others are going to be more difficult such as post a GOYBAD square. I never know what music to link to. :-( But I really want to black out the board this weekend, so I guess I'll just have to figure it out, lol. Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:59:35 EST Note to teenage self: Dear teenage self, <BR> <BR> I know it is glorious that Mom started stocking the pantry with goodies: candies, chocolate covered granola bars, nuts, and pop. That does not mean you need to grab a couple of snacks and a pop every evening as you enter your room to read. The extra calories cause a 10 pound weight gain each year. That's not a good thing! It's better to grab an apple and glass of water from upstairs to enjoy with your book, or a nice hot cup of tea. Avoid the pop and high-ca... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:00:15 EST Avoiding Holiday Gain Goal: avoid the holiday gain. <BR> <BR> Method: I don't feel like picking up tracking again during the holidays, but I've had quite a bit of success limiting my eating to meals only in the past. So the rule: eat only at mealtimes. If I want a cookie I can save one to eat with dinner. The only exceptions will be the 7th (our only Christmas party), the 20th (my birthday), and Christmas Day itself. Snacking is my biggest bane - it's when I splurge on sugary treats. That should solve 80% ... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 18:42:37 EST Aim to hit the target Well this hasn't been my best round ever, but not perhaps the worst either. What is it about fall that causes everything to go haywire? I've definitely fallen off track, and don't expect to lose the 10-15 pounds by Christmas. That's alright. I'll get back on track! <BR> <BR> Goal: Track my intake and walk at least 6 days a week. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:07:23 EST BLC 20 Goal and Plan Goal: Lose between 10 and 15 pounds by December 15th <BR> <BR> Method: Track my food daily <BR> Follow the zig-zag calorie range for my age, height, weight, and activity level <BR> Walk 1-3 miles 6-7 days a week <BR> Give good faith effort at participating in the BLC challenges <BR> <BR> Reward: New jeans, slacks, and skirts <BR> Finish project weight loss and move into maintenance mode. <em>244</em> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 21:17:29 EST BLC #16 Analysis and Plan for the Summer BLC #16 was a bit of hit and miss. At the beginning I was on the ball, watching what I ate, sticking with the challenges and lost weight. In the middle I was upset by an inaccurate calorie count. I found myself ravenous by trying to eat too little and went on a bit of a binge. Remarkably, I did not gain weight! This week I found a calculator that calculates BMI for lactating women with babies over 6 months and found that I need something like 2770 calories a day! Woo Hoo! 2000 calories... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 22:39:01 EST Going CRAZY with BLC 16 Going CRAZY!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Going to have FUN FUN FUN <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And drive people CRAZY!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This will be WILD <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So Let's toast our COFFEES And Greet the CHAOS!!! <img src=" Sun, 29 May 2011 21:35:17 EST