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BLC 20 12-Week Plan and Starting Photo

Monday, September 17, 2012

I took that photo about a month and a half ago. I bought some new workout clothes from Modern Comfort, when they were running a special for SparkPeople members. They didn't fit quite as well as I would have liked, so I took a photo of myself in them to compare the fit when I lose the weight. I think the picture's pretty accurate, even if it is a little old.

As for the 12 week plan... I guess it's more like an 11 week plan at this point!

Fitness: I'm streaking, so that means a minimum of 20 minutes a day, 6x a week. I definitely want to take advantage of that rest day. Doing S90 really made me appreciate them! I want to start properly incorporating ST into my schedule. I do well with that when I have a structured series of workouts, but if I have to set it up on my own, I do less well. If I had to pick one fitness goal to set for myself... I would like to work my way back up to doing a full hour Tae Bo video again.

Nutrition: This is the hardest one for me. I'm going to start off simple by trying to cut down on my evening snacking. If I can get a handle on that, that will be a big jump start. From there, I want to work on cooking some of the many recipes I've torn out/printed off/bought tons of cookbooks' worth. A goal for this is to start making a shopping list and sticking to it.

Wellness: I want to work on making my health a priority. I started this journey for purely vain reasons, and they all still exist. But in the past year, it seems like all the latent health problems in my family have started showing themselves: my mom got cancer, my dad was diagnosed with diabetes, one sister has endometriosis and the other had gallstones. So now, instead of a squeaky clean family history, which I thought I had, I now have immediate relatives with a whole host of health problems, and my risk for most of them is compounded by being overweight. So beyond wanting to look good in shorts, it is now necessary for me to lose weight (it always was, it just wasn't my main motivation). Long story short, I need to work on cutting down my dependence on the internet and other time sinks. The internet is the reason I don't get to visit my Den until 11:00 at night when I should be in there several times a day. It's the reason I don't work out until 10:00 at night, and sometimes not at all. It can also be my friend, but I think I'm just a little too addicted to it. Wellness goal: spending time away from my computer, possibly starting a written journal.

Rewards: I have a weight loss rewards system in place, although since I gained some weight back, I think I need to add a few small rewards. I would also like to do something I read about in a SparkPeople article: collect canned goods to match the weight I lose, and then donate them.

My goal is to get as close to the 170s as possible. I'm 17 pounds away from 179, so it's a long way to go. Knowing my body, even if I did everything right, 17 pounds in 12 weeks might not be doable. But I am aiming as close as I can to the target.
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    Good job, girl! :)

    I know what you mean about the internet getting in the way. I've had to mostly restrict my internet time to work hours, because I wasn't getting things done at home. At work, I have lots of down time.

    You can do this! :) Stick to it! :)
    2930 days ago
  • FUNGIRL81005
    Ya!! You can Do it!!! Great picture...I can't wait to see how they look in Eleven WEEKS!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2930 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10137936
    I know you can do it! Good luck!
    2931 days ago
    emoticon Sounds like you have a great plan!
    2931 days ago
    Awesome list of goals! I also struggle with nighttime snacking so we will have to overcome that together! We are going to rawk this challenge!

    2931 days ago
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