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BLC MidRound Challenge/2 lbs a week is hard LOL.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I am 6 weeks into the BLC 20, and the challenge is to look at what we've done so far and see how we are going to do things moving forward. I started the challenge at 227 and as of Wednesdays weigh in I am 217.4. My goal for this challenge was to lose 18 pounds during the 12 weeks. So I am still on target to reach my goal.

However this Wednesday I had decided that I would push super hard and go for 2 pounds this week. Well that's how this is going:

So we all know that 2 pounds a week means 1000 calorie deficit per day, sounds easy enough, right? WRONG. So my range was maxed out at 1550 and I tried to up my calories burned to 2800, which for me is quite a bit more than usual. Plus I added calorie cycling in the mix because I was going to dinner Friday and would need the extra calories. In theory this was a great plan.

Reality was that instead of the allotted 2000 I had for Friday, I went on an eating spree ending the day at 2900. I'm ending Saturday at 1850. But I was telling myself I needed to eat around 1200 for the next 3 days to "make up" for that horrible day. That was also a FAIL! As you can see, my 1850 was nowhere near 1200 and I have done this in the past. It leads me into a restrict/binge/restrict/binge cycle. Obviously, that is no good!

So my plan for the next 6 weeks of BLC (and beyond) is to have my calorie range set for 1.5 pounds a week. I have been losing between 1.2 and 1.5 pounds a week anyways, and I am pleased with the progress. As long as I am headed towards Onederland, then I am happy. This journey is all about trial and error and most importantly learning from our mistakes. So just like I am the first to toot my own horn after something good, I also want to the first to step up and say "something is not right here". So I'm just going to keep on pushing, right into Onederland. emoticon
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    You will be in ONEderland in no time! Keep rocking girl! you are doing awesome in the BLC-20 challenge.
    2001 days ago
    It's so tempting when we aren't losing quite as fast as we'd like to mess with the program that has been successful for us. I've always been a good dieter, so I was tempted to eat less and lose faster. Thankfully, I realized that that was a good way to fail by becoming hungry and feeling deprived. This is eating for a lifetime, so there is no hurry. It's not like we get to go back to old habits when we reach goal. So I figure, relax and enjoy all the NSVs along the way. They are coming faster and faster.
    2003 days ago
    Keep your goals in mind and stop beating yourself up. You can do this.
    2004 days ago
    Awesome way to look at things! I have been doing horrible during this blc.. except for the first week (kinda like the real biggest loser show lol). Sounds like you are really working hard to reach your goals though, and I think trial and error is the best way anyways! At leas you are tracking calories.. I am not .. although I am being very mindful about what I eat and portion sizes, etc. You are doing awesome!!! Keep at it!!

    btw love the kitty fail/facepalm pics lol
    2006 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/24/2012 12:28:28 AM
    I am just so proud of you! Your attitude is so great!!! I need a lil of that for myself. And OMG I love the kitty facepalm! Lmao! You are on your way and you are going to be in Onederland before you know it!
    2006 days ago
    Love love love the pics! Face palm! lol priceless! You are doing so well and I know I don't have to go into a long drawn out comment here as we have been discussing this in detail already. I am so proud of you and I am glad that you are pushing forward toward Onederland! I have the confetti ready to go!!!
    2007 days ago
    emoticon That is all you can do!!!
    2007 days ago
    Learning from out bumps in the road makes us stronger. I have been averaging 1 pound a week. Been stuck the last 2 weeks with only 1/2 pound per week, but as I have learned along the way I will have weeks where I hit 2 pounds and then it ends up averaging out to my steady pace of 1 per week.
    Slow and steady will keep us heading in the right direction.
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    2008 days ago
    Good job on not succumbing to old patterns! emoticon

    I couldn't push myself to the 2lbs/week level, either. Just not happening with this body! But, 1-1.5lbs/week is working very well, and it's a rate I'm really happy with.
    2008 days ago
    Great job recognizing that unhealthy cycle! You're doing awesome - keep going!
    2008 days ago
    SO proud of you! I think the key to this whole weight loss chaos is to recognize what works FOR YOU and adjust accordingly. You're rocking this challenge, making the adjustments needed, and continuing to be successful. I love it!

    2008 days ago
    It's all about the learning curve. Better to find a middle range that is going to work for you than to get into the restrict/binge cycle.

    Keep up the great work!
    2008 days ago
    Good for you. 1 1/2 pounds is a more reasonable goal. Keep up the great work!!

    2008 days ago
    Way to listen to your needs! What works for one person, won't for another and it's really awesome that you figured it out so fast. You go girl!
    2008 days ago
  • SONIA260
    you are sooooo freaking close!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Isn't it awesome just knowing that you are totally committed, cause you didn't throw in the towel!!!! Trial and error is soooo important, and seems you have it down!!!
    2008 days ago
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