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My Plan for BLC 19 and Beyond

Friday, April 27, 2012

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 how my previous weight gains always began.

My eating is under control most of the time. But until I don’t think of food when I hear a paper crackle (“someone is opening up a candy bar!”) or think “food” when I catch a glimpse of something and then realize it’s something else entirely, I won’t be in total control.

My main focus this BLC (and beyond) will be on changing what is now sedentary in my life to at least “lightly active”. (words my pedometer uses). In addition to becoming generally more active, I will also work on specific fitness areas. I am again starting the push up challenge. I quit after week five last round and this round I get to start on week 3 so hope to finish it up this time. To protect my old knees, I will not jog outdoors, but I am doing the “free run” with my Wii and am working up to 30 minutes without stopping. I am now up to 15 minutes. I am also climbing flights of stairs. I am up to 10+ per day and I want to get to 25 per day, and will see how far I get this round. Along with this I hope to move from 10,500 steps per day to 12,500 steps per day.

I was about to add that age (I am 74) is a factor here, but then I remembered our theme: NO EXCUSES. So no excuses. I’m going to JUST DO IT!!
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  • JMCADE
    Anne - so concise and definitely 'smart'. I don't think you could ever use age as an 'excuse'. Great goals, I am sure you will reach them all.


    2271 days ago
  • LJR4HEALTH
    Very realistic goals you have set for yourself this round emoticon I would have never guessed your age your are an inspiration
    2271 days ago
  • BET212
    OMG Anne....I never would have guessed you were 74! You must be living right :) Great goals!
    2271 days ago
  • TRYINGHARD1948
    You are inspiational Anne. Plasesend me some of your motivation. I am in dire need.

    2272 days ago
  • RHONDALYN10
    Anne - You do not look anywhere near 70! You should be so proud of your lifestyle.
    Congrats on your goals for this round!
    2272 days ago
  • NWCOUNTRYDANCER
    Wow! What an inspiration. Good for you.
    2272 days ago
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