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November Recap, Fit Bit +BLC 20 Blog...

Saturday, November 24, 2012

I know November isn't over yet, but I am SO ready for it to be over. emoticon I still have 2 weeks left of my vacation but I am finally home and back to business with no interruptions. I had a fabulous Thanksgiving, I didn't over do it, but the week in Vegas I over did it calorie wise for sure! The amounts of food were pretty bad, but a big improvement from what my old "normal" was. I am still up about 3 pounds from the trip, but the way it is coming back off and my body is adjusting to the my "new normal", I am thinking I'll be back or close to 214 by weigh in for BLC on Wednesday.

Speaking of 214, I have been 214 the entire month of November. emoticon emoticon So as you can see, I have totally mixed emotions about this! On one hand, I sure would have preferred to be LOSING, especially being part of a Biggest Loser Challenge here on Spark. On the flip side, I knew that November was going to be a huge struggle for me, so at the very least I am glad I am not gaining and gaining. So that is where the mixed emotions come in.

I set a goal for BLC 20 to lose 18 pounds over the course of 12 weeks. If I get back to my 214 spot, I will be down 13 pounds this challenge (down from 227) with one week left to go. So while I am not going to make my goal for the challenge, I am trying to be proud of the weight I have lost, but it always gets disappointing when you don't meet a goal.

I definitely want to participate in the BLC 21, because without the support of this challenge, I have a feeling that my month of November would have been a total disaster! But I am going to make it my personal mission to make the BLC 21 a much better round (if I am lucky enough to get to participate again). emoticon

This blog is very BLC oriented, we are supposed to blog about our goals to avoid holiday gain. I have made it through the hardest part. I go into work on Christmas at 9pm which is outstanding because all the potluck/pig out food will be gone and put away so I won't even have to deal with it. So for me, the world is back to normal. I have made it through the tough part and now I am just back to exactly what I know: Tracking everything, and exercising. My exercising has been lacking big time so I am ready to step that up.

I also ordered the Fitbit One and I am super excited. It should be here on Thursday and I am so anxious waiting for it. I mainly plan to use it to track my walking on work days, because my days off are usually work out videos which I would still use my Heart Rate Monitor to track, but I know this Fitbit is going to push me to go farther in my walking at work. For those that have one, which one do you have, and how do you like it? I'd love to hear any input!

Anyways, this blog was pretty much a snoozefest, emoticon, I wasn't in "blog-y mode" but wanted my points for the BLC. *Giggles* emoticon

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  • LISAN0415
    You've come a long way, and I know plateaus do stink, but if you keep on working at this, more weight loss is coming.

    Please feel free to join Our Spark support Team "Lose weight over the Holidays" we are offering tips, support and strategies to lose weight and still enjoy the Holidays!

    Best wishes to you, love the pictures :)
    2006 days ago
    Hey girl! Glad to see you back! I'm sure the 3lbs is just sodium anyway so you'll have that off in no time! :)
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  • KAESEA78
    I just adore your positive spirit and your stick to it-ness! You are amazing! I am glad you are enjoying your time off. That was pretty smart to schedule your vaca around all the food at work-smarty pants emoticon I honestly believe that now you are back home and can get back in your routine AND have extra time off, you are going to kill the scale between now and Christmas!!!
    2008 days ago
    Ah thank goodness you posted this, No one has really posted anything lately and I was in DESPERATE need of something! I have my weigh in tomorrow and am not looking forward to it, I want to skip it like the last two but I know that is a death sentence lol I need to see where I'm at whether I want to or not. But anywho awesome blog. I am just in awe of how you go to vegas eat a bunch of junk and too much of it and then come home and get right back on it! You are doing so great and DUDE you will be in the 199s SOOOO freakin SOOOOOON! ahh!
    2008 days ago
    Congrats on your progress, and let us know how you like your FitBit
    2008 days ago
    You are doing great with your progress and remember, you didn't have an overall gain butI know how hard it is to miss a goal. Could you tell me more about BCU? How do you join?
    2008 days ago
    I have a Fit Bit and I love it! I wish that I had the Fit Bit One that would upload wirelessly. When the one I have is toast, I will upgrade to the new one. I use it to see how many steps I take and I aim to get in at least 10,000 steps 5 out of 7 days, which is usually pretty easy for me. I should probably up my goal and make it 11,000 or 12,000 steps 5 out of 7 days a week, so it gets me moving more.
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    2008 days ago
    Things could have been a lot worse! The holidays are always tough for eating well and I think you did good. Not to mention adding vacation and being away from home is always difficult to make sure you're doing what you should be doing.

    I am so glad you have your BLC to help you! It seems like a good tool for you and I hope you get to continue to be a part of it for as long as you feel like you need it. :)
    2009 days ago
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