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Expectations for BLC 26
I love the theme for this round! My expectations, or at least my hope, is that I will be more fit and more healthy at the end of the round.
I will accomplish this be participating in all the challenges. I will pay special attention to TNT a... Read more
Getting back on track; my plan.
The best way for me to stay on track is to be mindful. It is not just eating something that is not healthful, but eating something unhealthful and not thinking about it...until later. So knowing this can happen, this is my plan to get back on tr... Read more
The Fitness Test
I very much like the idea of doing a fitness test as it is set up. I question the step test because finding your pulse rate after a timed amount of exercise doesn't mean much if you don't know what your starting resting pulse is, and also how lo... Read more
SMART plan - BLC 22
SMART Plan - BLC 22
I have been with BLC for several rounds now, and my goals have pretty much been the same: maintain current weight, increase strength training, and get 10,000 steps per day. On a personal note, I have endeavored to devel... Read more
What's on My Mind? Faces, faces, faces!
For our BLC challenge this week we are writing ‘What’s on our mind.” Today my mind is filled with faces of people -- people from my own and extended family, plus faces of acquaintances and friends over the years.
A few weeks ago we finally... Read more
Shooting for the stars and sustainability
This week we are reaching for the stars, and keeping with the theme, we are to review our current goals and see if we are setting them high enough. Are we shooting for the stars?
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Am I a Food-a-holic?
I am not making light of this -- I am serious. I have been in maintenance for over four years, and yet, I have specific behaviors that let me know that I am never free of the slidy slope to mindless eating. I like healthful eating and generally ... Read more
Happy Birthday to 16 year old Self
Happy Birthday Sweet 16 year old self in the year 1953,
I know you don’t like wordy advice, so I will keep this short and to the point. As I reflect back to that 16th year of our life (as we share a life) there are a few things I would like to... Read more
My plan for maintenance during the winter break.
Last Christmas I thought I could sail through without mishap, but instead, I gained five pounds. I was probably getting lax about mindful eating, especially while we had family here and much traditional baking and relaxed eating.
This Chri... Read more
Writing assignment: Top three on my bucket list
My Bucket List.
The Weekend Challenge for the Panther team in BLC 20 has the focus of time management. Writing down a bucket list and systematically working toward achieving your goals is one way to actually get there.
When I was youn... Read more
My plan to be my best healthy self -- BLC 20
I've been in maintenance for four years, but in a way, I am experiencing a new phase of my maintenance. Last Christmas I got a little too carefree and gained to slightly ab... Read more
My plan for staying on track during summer break.
I have signed up for the SAC to help me feel accountable. My family is very supportive; they support me whether I stay on track or not. So having to report in print regularly will make me think twice about getting out of control which is what ha... Read more
Blog for Bingo square : ) -- Rot Kohl
I am working on the BLC bingo Freggie Dare and blogging about a favorite vegetable recipe each day. It's too hard to pick one that is the "best", as it depends on so many variables. Like my son, a symphony conductor, answers when asked who is hi... Read more
My best veggie recipe
Below is my best veggie recipe. It is actually not "mine", but one I found on SparkPeople when looking for holiday menus for company. On my own, I usually steam veggies and perhaps add a bit of butter, or stir fry them in olive oil.
But I d... Read more
My Plan for BLC 19 and Beyond
I reached my goal weight and have been maintaining since fall, 2008. So for the weight part, I want to continue in my maintenance. Having been a yo-yo throughout my adult life, I guess I will never be complacent about maintenance. Complacency is... Read more