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BLC 21: Let's begin!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Yeah! BLC 21 starts today! I'm so happy. My team (Pink Vikings that is all of you!) is incredible, everybody is so nice and enthusiastic. emoticon
I'm not happy about my first weigh-in but from that point it can only get better. I was really hoping that by now I would be 189 but I'm still 193 (the scale has been acting funny lately and my weight fluctuate a lot even just between readings the same morning!!!) emoticon

I'm a bit late in my BeFit in 90 workouts but I will get back on schedule tonight. Also, I think I might not be burning as much calories while doing it as I thought. So my personal challenge will be to add at least 3 good sessions (30-60 minutes) on the elliptical per week. That should help me burn an extra 1000-1500 calories. emoticon

Food wise, i'm still trying to reduce my grain intake. I trying to eat at least 2 meals everyday without starches. To counterbalance and feel full, I'm eating more veggies and more fat. I know, it sounds silly to eat fat if you want to lose fat but it worked well for 2 of my friends. I probably won't be as extreme as he is, but I decided to reduce the amount of low-fat stuff I buy. I prefer eating the real deal, because there is usually less chemicals and less sugar in it. I'm also trying to stay away from artificial sweetener. I would also like to find a way to be more organize. I don't know who said that Virgo were organized and neat people but he/she was really wrong in my case! I'm messy and far from a list addict. During the challenge, I will try to cook at least on meal in my slowcooker to have a big batch of food for later. I would also like to make one soup recipe every week, because I just love soup and it's a great way to get more veggies.
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On our team, we discussed the link between clutter and being overweight. There might be some link because my apartment is a mess and I'm fat. I think I'm going to try and sit down and make a list (apparently those a great to be more organised lol!) of all the things there is to do and divided it by week or even by day. Example? Well right now I can barely see the floor in my bedroom because of all the clothes and stuff lying around my bed. I started a major clean up months ago and never finish, so I end up with an even bigger mess. So I want to do this but it seems such a big task. Maybe if I divided over the course of a week it will get done without spending a day in the bedroom!
emoticon = My face when I look at my room!

Last, I want to write down my goals and place them in a visible spot (maybe at more than one place) so I can constantly remember. emoticon

I think I can do all that prepping tonight. Considering I get home from work at 5 and usually don't go to bed before 10, it gives me a LOT of time. Somehow my couch is very time consuming! emoticon

emoticon To do list for tonight (I'll give it a try, maybe I'll become a list fan!) emoticon
Be Fit in 90 Day 9 and 11
Write down my goals and place them on my fridge and in my living room near my fitness stuff.
Prepare a list and schedule for cleaning the apartment
Remove Christmas decorations emoticon
Go to bed at 10 MAX! emoticon

Let me know if you are crazy about list :)
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    I'm definitely a list lover. Even if I don't accomplish everything on the list right away, it still reminds me of everything I have to get done. What helps me tidy up is breaking it up into little bits. If I look at my room as a whole I'll just feel overwhelmed and decide to clean it "later", but if I just say I'll clean that corner over there I'm able to go ahead and get it done. Then I'll just focus on each section until I get it done. I'll have some loud upbeat music playing in the background, so I don't get bored. Good Luck for the BLC challenge and meeting all of your goals.
    1950 days ago
    I love to-do lists! I don't always follow them but they help me plan a lot! Maybe you can make a reward system, like "tidy my clothes so I'll watch my favorite TV show".

    I'm very organized, I love having everything right where they belong. It makes me happy!
    1950 days ago
    The link between clutter and obesity-- that's a really interesting discussion!
    I'm a clutterbug, too, and I think I may have to try Kim's suggestion. The problem I have is that it's so hard to START. I never know how or where-- and it seems like I'm just moving messes around, you know? A timer gives a start and finish time-wise, so at least that's something.

    One thing that I personally have done that's been working so far: One bag, every week, of stuff to donate to the thrift store/ salvation army. It's made a slow dent, but a good one nonetheless. A couple weeks ago my sig and I went through ALL of our drawers, under the bed, the closet, piece by piece and got rid of quite a few bags of clothes, that also felt good.

    Clutter is hard. I have friends who have recommended the fly lady (you can do a search for her online, too), and they had a ton of success with her program-- it's very regimented and successive. It didn't work so well for me, but you may have better luck with her too!

    Please don't think I'm trying to tell you what to do or anything-- I just experience clutter, too and am struggling with it right along with you. If you find something that works for you, please let me know! It might work for me, too!

    Happy BLC21, pink viking-- I'm sure you are going to do awesome!
    1950 days ago
    Great idea! Kind of a beat the clock, and I could try to do as much as possible!
    1950 days ago
  • KIMBERLY19732
    You can do it! Set a timer for 15 minutes and work at your goal-physical fitness or being more organized! emoticon
    1950 days ago
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