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Expectations for the BLC

Saturday, September 20, 2014      9 comments

So... this was an interesting exercise. We are to blog about our expectations for the BLC. My expectations? To have no expectations. Yes, I know that doesn't sound very positive. Actually, though, it's the best kind of positive.... Read more

Trash Head

Wednesday, September 17, 2014      18 comments

So today is the official start to Round 26 of the BLC. My name is Jennifer, and I am a Trash Head. Thank goodness the round is starting! On August 13th, I w... Read more

Summing Up - the BLC round 25

Sunday, July 20, 2014      13 comments

So we have a challenge this weekend to blog about what we've gotten out of the BLC this round. For those who don't know what the BLC is, it's an amazing team of dedicated folks who are supporting each other to a healthy lifestyle. There ar... Read more

Lessons

Wednesday, June 25, 2014      14 comments

I've had many lessons since June 15th. I've continued learning about what works for me and what doesn't, hubris, my skills/lack there of as a leader, and what demons I'm still grappling with. First off, my rockin' teammate, Jane, wrote thi... Read more

What Motivates Me to Commit to a Healthy Lifestyle

Sunday, June 08, 2014      24 comments

It was... fear. It's now... joy. That really sums it up. I've spent much of my life reeling between healthy choices and longer periods of unhealthy choices. I was kind of an all-or-nothing kind of gal. I was blessed with great healt... Read more

Fitness test part 2

Friday, June 06, 2014      15 comments

Here are my results on May 4: Crunches 21, push-ups 21, mile: 20:37, pulse 88 for the step ups. My own challenge for myself - handle 60 minutes of zumba comfortably. Here are my results on June 6: Crunches 46, push-ups 32, mile: 16:35... Read more

My Prom Date

Monday, May 26, 2014      14 comments

Well, the Mustangs and the Azuritas are partying this weekend - in fact, in honor of the 25th Round of the BLC we're having a Silver Prom! One of our tasks is to choose a prom date and blog about him/her. This was an easy one for me: ... Read more

Science of Silver

Sunday, May 18, 2014      10 comments

For Azure this round we are connecting to all things silver, since this is the 25th(!) round of the BLC, and we are also trying a variety of challenges that will focus on various aspects of our health. Some are just for fun ('cause Azure's that... Read more

BLC 25 Fitness Test

Sunday, May 04, 2014      12 comments

Okay... so, Admin is gonna wonder, but seriously, my first three entries for the fitness test were all 21. My experience with the fitness test was the following: For the pushups, I did the modified floor version. I could not go all th... Read more

BLC 25 SMART Goals

Sunday, May 04, 2014      7 comments

I've actually really been struggling with these. I do much better when I don't have a "have-to" in terms of weight. I put a "have-to" for myself in terms of hitting Onederland before my German daughter arrives on July 6th, and the result was..... Read more

BLC Round 25 Azure Questions

Saturday, April 26, 2014      6 comments

So, our very talented Casey our Cruise Concierge, thought up these fun "getting to know you" questions for the start of Round 25 of the BLC. Answering all 10 on the thread would make the thread Read more

Love Letter to Myself

Sunday, February 16, 2014      16 comments

Jen, I'm so proud of you that even though you're not losing right now, you're not gaining weight back. This was a reminder from Reformdeb, and it's a great one. In the past you might lose weight, but then you'd let it creep back up. This ... Read more

Me on Football

Friday, January 31, 2014      20 comments

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Sisters

Wednesday, January 29, 2014      21 comments

I don't think it was a big deal. I always thought it was just sister stuff, this was the summation from my brother-in-law about a rift in my relationship with my now-dead sister a rift that had haunted me for 20 years. And yes, most o... Read more

Goals Redux

Sunday, January 19, 2014      15 comments

So, I tried Paul McKenna's I Can Make You Thin. I like the concept tremendously, and I can see how it would work for many people, and how it has worked for people I know a... Read more


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