WENDYDANCER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WENDYDANCER WENDYDANCER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ BLC27 Registration Opens Soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823374 "The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is a 12 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. We have been around for 8+ years encouraging HEALTHY weight loss and fitness by helping you on your journey towards your goals. <BR> <BR> What is it YOU need to reach your goals? Do you need lots of SUPPORT, to be CHALLENGED, to focus on NUTRITION, EXERCISE, or some combination of the above? With the variety of teams we offer, you can find one that... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:41:50 EST BLC26 Week 6-Reflect, Measure & Revise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804625 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l860530748.jpg"> <BR> This week we are to review our plan & tweak if needed. <BR> <BR> My plan has been to keep my net calories at or below 1350. That's calories in minus exercise calories. I don't consider BMR. My goal for the past several years has been to get my weight under 125. This isn't really working. I get close to 125 but can't seem to stay below it. <BR> <BR> I have recently developed peroneal tendonitis in my left ankle & this w... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:33:30 EST BLC 26 Starts Soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764957 Are you interested in joining a 12 week challenge with a team of like-minded people who are committed to fitness & health? <BR> <BR> The BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge) might be just the thing!! Registration is going on now! Join this team to read more about it & decide if it's right for you. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=63524 </link> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:16:40 EST Fitness Test Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741649 One mile walking loop around neighborhood <BR> May 2014: 16:50 <BR> July 2014: 15:17 <BR> <BR> 3 min Step test 11" black step: <BR> May 2014: 107 pulse <BR> July 2014: 106 <BR> <BR> Crunch Test: <BR> May 2014: 30 (but didn't follow guidelines) <BR> July 2014:33 <BR> <BR> Pushups on countertop in 1 minute- <BR> May 2014: 22 <BR> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:15:22 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-DAY 30! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721981 Day 30, Thursday 6/19: <BR> <BR> 1. Water=90 oz <BR> 2. Freggies=7 <BR> 3.FM=30 <BR> 4. Calories in range <BR> 5. 51/29/20 <BR> <em>253</em> Done! Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:28:16 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-DAY 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721254 Day 20, Wednesday 6/18: <BR> <BR> 1. Freggies=6 <BR> 2. Low end of calorie range. <BR> 3. Water=90 oz. <BR> 4. FM=20 ST <BR> 5. 37/40/23 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:36:40 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-DAY 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720532 Day 28, Tuesday 6/17: <BR> <BR> 1. Low end of calorie range. <BR> 2. water=90 oz. <BR> 3.FM-45 <BR> 4.Freggies=4 <BR> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:14:27 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-DAY 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720528 Day 27, Monday 6/16: <BR> <BR> 1. Calories low end of range. <BR> 2. FM=15 yoga <BR> 3. Freggies-5 <BR> 4. 46C/30F/24P <BR> 5. Water=64 oz. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:12:15 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-DAY 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720522 Day 26, Sunday 6/15/14: <BR> <BR> 1.Water=60 oz. <BR> 2. FM=0 rest day <BR> 3.Freggies=3 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:09:40 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-DAY 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718579 Day 25, Saturday 6/14: <BR> <BR> 1. FM=90 mins dancing (at least!) <BR> 2. Water=80 oz. <BR> 3. Healthy lunch & breakfast. <BR> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:10:55 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-DAY 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718575 Day 24, Friday 6/13: <BR> <BR> 1. FM=105 mins dancing. <BR> 2. Water=90 oz. <BR> 3. Had healthy lunch & breakfast. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:09:25 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-DAY 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718572 Day 23, Thursday 6/12: <BR> <BR> 1.Water=70 oz <BR> 2. Freggies=5 <BR> 3. Made good choices while on the road. Avoided high calorie fast food. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:07:53 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-DAY 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716733 Day 22, Wednesday 6/11/14: <BR> <BR> 1. In calorie range. <BR> 2. Water = 80 oz <BR> 3. FM=48 mins <BR> 4. Freggies=5 <BR> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:07:38 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-DAY 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716729 Day 21, Tuesday 6/10/14: <BR> <BR> 1. Within 2 calories of range!! <BR> 2. Water=80 oz <BR> 3. FM=60 <BR> 4. Freggies=6 <BR> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:03:30 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715155 Day 20, Monday 6/9/14: <BR> <BR> 1.In calorie range. <BR> 2.Water=72 oz. <BR> 3. FM=30 <BR> 4. Freggies=5 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:56:07 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714039 Day 19, Sunday June 8: <BR> <BR> 1. In calorie range <BR> 2. 44C/28F/28P <BR> 3. Water=72 oz <BR> 4. Rest Day <BR> 5.Freggies=5 <BR> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 09:41:17 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713373 Day 18, Saturday June 7: <BR> <BR> 1.Freggies=5 <BR> 2. FM=30 <BR> 3.Water=100 oz. <BR> Sun, 8 Jun 2014 10:48:07 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713371 Day 17, Friday June 6: <BR> <BR> 1.Freggies=6 <BR> 2. FM=40 <BR> 3.Water=80 oz. <BR> 4. Tracked all! Sun, 8 Jun 2014 10:45:12 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712026 Day 16, Thursday June 5: <BR> <BR> 1.Water=70 oz. <BR> 2.Freggies=6 <BR> 3. FM=68 <BR> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:55:07 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711311 Day 15 Wednesday June 4: <BR> <BR> 1.72 oz water. <BR> 2. 25 mins bike <BR> 3. 38C/31F/31P <BR> 4. Spent time with hubby. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:24:31 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710587 Day 14, Tuesday, June 3: <BR> <BR> 1. 80 oz water. <BR> 2. 90 mins workout-walk & dance. <BR> 3. 6 freggies. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 13:42:45 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709665 Day 13, Monday June 2: <BR> <BR> 1. Had 72 oz water. <BR> 2. had 5 freggies. <BR> 3. Worked out 83 mins. <BR> 4. Within 50 calories of goal. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 11:02:03 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708783 Day 12, Sunday June 1: <BR> <BR> 1. Worked out 60 mins. <BR> 2. Drank 100+ oz water. <BR> 3. 7 freggies. <BR> 4. 42C/32F/26P Mon, 2 Jun 2014 10:02:18 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707981 Day 11-Saturday May 31: <BR> <BR> 1. Drank so much water I lost track. Approx 100 oz. <BR> 2. Worked out 60 mins. <BR> 3. 1 hr ME time. <BR> 4. 5 freggies. <BR> 5. Working on goal of 40% carb, 30% fat, 30% protein-today was 46/26/29 <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 09:37:32 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707477 Day 10-Friday May 30: <BR> <BR> 1. Calories in range. <BR> 2. Worked out 73 mins. <BR> 3. Water=80+ oz. <BR> 4. 8 freggies <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> Sat, 31 May 2014 12:45:56 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706687 Day 9-Thursday May 29: <BR> <BR> 1. Stayed in calorie range. <BR> 2.Worked out 60 mins. <BR> 3. 72 oz water. <BR> 4. 5+ freggies. <BR> <em>8</em> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:17:05 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705944 Day 8-Wednesday May 28: <BR> <BR> 1. Stayed in calorie range. <BR> 2. 6 freggies. <BR> 3. Worked out 70 mins. <BR> 4. 80 oz water. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Thu, 29 May 2014 10:35:09 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705095 Day 7-Tuesday May 27: <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> 7 Days! <BR> 1. Drank 80 oz water. <BR> 2. Had a large salad for lunch. <BR> 3. Walked 10 mins & danced 60 mins. <BR> 4. Within 20 calories of goal. Wed, 28 May 2014 10:12:07 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704301 30 Days of Success-Day 6, Monday May 26, 2014: <BR> <BR> Things that I did to promote my healthy lifestyle today: <BR> <BR> 1.Rode the bike for 30 mins. <BR> 2.Had 80 oz water. <BR> 3.5+ freggies. <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 May 2014 11:05:22 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702858 Day 5-Sunday, May 25: <BR> <BR> What I did to make me more healthy today: <BR> 1.shakeology for breakfast <BR> 2.5+ freggies <BR> 3. 35 mins Yoga Meltdown <BR> <BR> <BR> Dinners for next week: <BR> Mon-brisket & sweet potato salad <BR> Tues-cheese & crackers & fruit (after dance) <BR> Wed-Katie salad <BR> Thurs-chicken & veggies <BR> Fri-fish tacos, slaw <BR> Sun, 25 May 2014 14:21:52 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701995 Day 4-Saturday, May 24: <BR> <BR> What I did right today: <BR> 1.worked out for 30 mins. <BR> 2. Drank my water. <BR> 3. logged all my food/drink. <BR> 4.Enjoyed a wonderful time with my DD. <BR> <BR> Lunches planned for next week: <BR> Mon-tuna sandwich, fruit & pretzels <BR> Tues-leftover brisket, salad & a roll <BR> Wed-baked potato, beans, broccoli, sour cream <BR> Thur-tuna salad, crackers <BR> Fri-cottage cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, crackers Sat, 24 May 2014 09:34:38 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701970 <em>8</em> <BR> Day 3-Friday, May 23: <BR> Stayed in range. <BR> Walked 30 mins. <BR> Had 7 servings of freggies. <BR> Drank 76 oz water. <BR> <BR> Planned breakfasts for next week: <BR> Mon-smoothie <BR> Tues-egg sandwich <BR> Wed-shredded wheat, strawberries, almond milk <BR> Thr-smoothie <BR> Fri-scrambled egg with tortilla & cheese <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Sat, 24 May 2014 09:08:00 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701413 Day 2-Thursday, May 22: I had lots of freggies today. Lunch was cottage cheese with tomatoes & cucs, then a smoothie with banana, strawberries, protein powder & almond milk. Snack was cole slaw & crackers. At least 6 servings today! <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>551</em> Fri, 23 May 2014 11:02:31 EST 30 DAYS OF SUCCESS-Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699954 I have been gaining weight this entire month, May, despite working out & tracking. I've just been making bad choices. <BR> <BR> So I decided to write a SparkPeople blog for 30 days every day describing healthy choices I made. For thirty days, I will post a blog telling what I did to support my end goal of not gaining more weight. <BR> <BR> Day 1-May 21-Today I did 16 mins of 30 day shred & then 30 mins Leslie Sansone. Worked up a really good sweat! Made chicken breast & this for dinner. ... Wed, 21 May 2014 11:18:08 EST Heart Rate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694724 Notes for myself: <BR> <BR> Yesterday for LCW I did Leslie Sansone 5 Fat Burning Miles. Whew! 68 minutes start to finish. I was dripping. Just for grins I checked my heartrate right at the end of the 5 miles. It was 114 which is about 70% for me. Then I checked it 2 mins later...98 bpm. And after 5 mins 88 bpm. Wed, 14 May 2014 08:49:07 EST Food Plan for WEC & Slip up Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691275 Food Plan for WEC: <BR> Friday 5/9- <BR> Breakfast: toast, cream cheese, coffee <BR> Lunch: asian tuna salad, strawberries, crackers <BR> Dinner: cheese & toast <BR> Snack: popcorn, 2 gl wine <BR> <BR> Sat 5/10- <BR> Breakfast:1 egg, 2 strips bacon, 1 toast <BR> Lunch:asparagus salad <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2720816 </link> , quinoa <BR> Dinner:beef brisket, cole slaw <BR> Snack:popcorn, 2 gl wine <BR> <BR> Sun 5/11- <BR> Breakfast: shredded wheat, bluebe... Fri, 9 May 2014 11:44:34 EST Fitness Test Results & BLC25 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687963 Completing my fitness test for BLC25: <BR> <BR> 1. pushups on countertop in 1 minute-22 <BR> <BR> 2. crunches in 1 minute-30 <BR> <BR> 3. 1 mile walk- completed 2 loops around the neighborhood which I measured beforehand. my first 1/2 mile was 8:40 & the 2nd half was 8:10 so that was good. I pushed the 2nd half. Total for the mile was 16 mins 50 secs - entered into form as 17 mins. This was wearing my old/heavy NB shoes. <BR> <BR> 4. 3 minutes of step-ups on 11" black step- pulse rate-10... Mon, 5 May 2014 11:15:35 EST 5% Spring Challenge Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657763 Exercise Goals: <BR> <BR> Workout at least 30 mins 5X per week. <BR> ST on Wed or Thurs. <BR> Stretching every day. <BR> <BR> Food Plan: <BR> Track Daily. <BR> Keep total calories under 1500 with negative CICO daily. <BR> Keep sodium under 2000 mg daily. <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:57:18 EST October In Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529220 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l705966019.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Beginning of month weight: 125.6 <BR> End of month weight 124.9 <BR> Loss of .7 <BR> <BR> Average calories in: 1510 <BR> Average calories out: 192 <BR> Net: 1318 <BR> <BR> Average exercise minutes: 56 <BR> <BR> Goals for November: <BR> Weight 124.0 <BR> Calories in: 1400 <BR> Calories out: 200 <BR> Exercise ... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 11:55:14 EST 3RD Quarter Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472398 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l461385678.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Recap of my average calories/exercise weight so far this year: <BR> <BR> Weight is beginning of month. I've lost 2.5 lbs since the 1st of March. What I did: added 30 mins of walking or biking every day. This is in addition to my normal workouts. This burns between 100-200 calories extra. I also lowered my daily calorie goal to 1300-1400 with my ultimate goal to have my net daily calories in/out at or below 1200. <... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 09:50:28 EST 2nd Quarter in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407132 I've been keeping a spreadsheet since March of my daily weight and my calories & exercise. Here's a recap: <BR> <BR> April- <BR> April average calories per day: 1559 <BR> April avg exercise calories burned: 134 <BR> Net 1425 <BR> <BR> April Starting weight 127.9 <BR> April ending weight 128.5 <BR> Increase/Decrease .6 <BR> <BR> May- <BR> May average calories per day: 1543 <BR> April avg exercise calories burned: 115 ... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 08:54:34 EST Whey Protein Powder Reviews http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396387 My first foray into protein powders I knew absolutely nothing except that whey protein is superior to soy protein. <BR> <BR> I bought 1st Step Pro-Wellness vanilla protein powder at my local Walgreens. It was a 14 oz container & cost was $15.49. The cost & size of the container were both factors that I considered. I didn't want to buy a gigantic tub of stuff that I hated. Another consideration was calories versus protein. It has 110 calories per serving and 15 gm protein. The taste was hard ... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:03:22 EST NROLFW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387160 I've been meaning to write this blog for awhile but just don't seem to find the time. This is really written as a record/reminder for me & will be boring to anyone else. So feel free to move on! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> On April 16 I started a new to me strength training program based on the book "New Rules of Lifting For Women". It's set out in 6 or 7 stages. Stage I lasts approx 6 weeks & then you take a week off. <BR> <BR> Each stage has 2 workouts - A&B that you alternate doing 3 days... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:40:57 EST Thai Green Curry Pork http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344200 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/recipe_d<BR>etails.asp?nutrition_id=28520164 </link> <BR> <BR> Another recipe review. This was great but once again I made quite a few changes. First, I used pork loin because I have a lot of pork loin & accidentally thawed it out instead of chicken. I substituted soy sauce for the fish sauce because I don't care for fish sauce. I couldn't find light coconut milk so I used less of the full version. I also added a few fresh green beans. <BR> <BR> I saute... Fri, 3 May 2013 09:53:33 EST Spicy Thai Chicken Recipe Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326254 <link>www.3fatchicks.com/diet-recipes/spic<BR>y-thai-chicken/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was very good!! I gave it 4 stars. I did make some substitutions- <BR> <BR> I left out the fish sauce & increased the soy sauce. I don't like fish sauce. <BR> I used Pam instead of the oil. <BR> I added fresh green beans. <BR> I used dried basil instead of fresh because that's what I had. I probably used a Tbl for 2 servings. It was very basily!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:14:24 EST Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5246640 One of our challenges for this weekend on BLC21 is to review our plan. <BR> <BR> Review your plan this weekend. Are you reaching high enough? Do need to adjust your goals or set a new goal for yourself for this BLC? Remember to set attainable goals with achievable mini goals. Maybe begin a new ‘mini challenge’ with some teammates? <BR> Whatever you choose, AIM HIGH and SHOOT FOR THE STARS! <BR> <BR> My goal for BLC21 continues to be to lose 4 lbs. That means I need to lose 1 lb every thr... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:02:44 EST To The Panthers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236227 I am so honored to be a co-captain of this awesome team. I was very hesitant when asked last round for several reasons. <BR> <BR> 1-I knew that I would be away from home for a significant portion of this BLC challenge and this would require me to really be focused & schedule my time more than ever. <BR> <BR> 2-I take my commitment very seriously. And I want to do right by this team. I know that you all take your commitments seriously too & deserve nothing less than the best leaders. <BR>... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 21:04:16 EST To Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225512 Hello there 16 year old Beverly! Here is what you should know- <BR> <BR> 1-Those cool kids are not cool. Most of them will die young from drugs and/or alcohol. Stay away from them! Your mother is right! <BR> <BR> 2-Pay more attention to your studies than to boys. The choices you make now will impact your life forever. <BR> <BR> 3-Wear sunscreen instead of slathering yourself with baby oil & iodine. <BR> <BR> 4-Diet coke, fritos & cigarettes is not lunch. <BR> <BR> 5-You are not fat. Quit... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:32:49 EST Holiday Break Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155315 Well, I have not done very well during BLC20. There it is! I have worked hard but not hard enough because I've actually gained weight! I have lots of excuses but I'm not going there. I'm going to lay out my plan to survive until BLC21 begins in mid January. <BR> <BR> 1-Continue to work out every day! No excuses. Minimum 30 mins & preferably 45+. <BR> 2-Continue logging my calorie intake daily. <BR> 3-Keep my calories under 1300 per day. This is where I've been failing. <BR> 4-Enjoy the holid... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 22:25:44 EST Planning for the Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124204 It seems to me that the entire month of October has been "holiday" time. And I haven't done very well handling it. There was hubby's birthday where we went out to eat and then over to Mom's for cake & ice cream-which I ate. Then a couple of weeks later I had a 3 day weekend with my girlfriends & I ate like there was no tomorrow....wine, pizza, brownies, heavy breakfasts...you get the picture. Then my birthday rolled around. Lunch with DD. What did I eat? Cheese enchiladas! Then lunch with gir... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 23:08:23 EST