Gunna be SMART in BLC22

Monday, June 10, 2013

I've spent a lot of time lately going BACKWARDS... Right now I have a surge of energy and enthusiasm and want to seize the moment and keep that momentum so that I can swing that scale back in the right direction!! (Wow.. that was a lot of action wordage there... LOL!)

Goals are Dreams with a deadline. SMART - specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time sensitive... (at least that's how I remember SMART goals from school!) I want to lose (at least) 15 pounds during BLC22. But the real science behind the statement... HOW am I going to do that?

I know hands down that for ME, my problem lies with my calories IN. When I don't log, I'm a mess! I have been so far removed from logging... I know there have been plenty of days that I would have been over my range by noon had I tracked every BLT. That is NOT acceptable!! I've said it before (many times, actually...) that my most successful times are when I was paying close attention to CICO (calories IN vs calories OUT).

THAT is going to be my secret of success over the next 12 weeks (and beyond).

I have 2 streaks that I have committed to:

1) The BLC Streak: Exercise 20 minutes, 5 days per week. My plan to get it done: Continue to utilize my lunch break for runs/spinning. On days when that's not possible, engage my kids for a minimum of 20 minutes. Today I tricked my DS Ryan into a 35 minute walk to try to find the cows... they weren't in the pasture, but we had a nice time :-)

2) Log every BLT (bite, lick, taste) at least 6 out of 7 days per week. I'm getting back into the habit of using my LoseIt app and love it! It's links with my FitBit profile as well as it receives my SP weigh-in. How cool is that? I love the visual feedback it provides and makes it a tad bit more enjoyable! I have it on my phone, so there is no excuse to not get it done!!

There it is. There's no secret... it's just hard work and more attention to details. Top that off with INCREDIBLE support, this dream of turning this train wreck around is going to be a reality!!

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    It is now August 15. How are you doing with your goals? Are you still tracking, still getting 20 minutes of exercise daily? Just checking in with you to see how you are doing, and wishing the very best for you!

    2899 days ago
    So how are you doing against your BLC goals? I'm down 7 lbs so far.
    2901 days ago
    So here I am checking up on your goals. They are very SMART ones! Sorry to hear your streak is broken. But, you know that just means you start a new streak on that next day and try to make the new streak longer than the previous.

    I know you can do it!

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    2933 days ago
    emoticon I too have the problem with food tracking -but since I started again things have turned around for me so I know you will have much success
    2964 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12507525
    You can do it Mel!! I'll have to look into the lose it app. Tracking is so tedious for me. I put it off all the time. I love how my fitbit tracks my exercise for me here on spark. I was always horrible about tracking that also. lol.
    2964 days ago
    Goals are also dreams combined with ACTION - and these goals will get you where you want to go!! emoticon
    2964 days ago
  • FITAT50
    emoticon Can't wait to celebrate your victories with you!
    2964 days ago
    emoticon plan!! emoticon emoticon You will be successful!!!
    2964 days ago
    snap i want to loose 15 lbs as well. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2964 days ago
  • WATOGA17
    Go, Mel! You've got this!
    2964 days ago
    Hold on to that enthusiasm and every day Remember Why You Started! Hold on to that motivational voice inside that is telling you "you can do it!".

    I know what you mean about the importance of tracking! This is also one of my goals - to continue tracking every BLT. It is so true that without tracking, I, too, would end up over my calorie range before noon!

    But with tracking, with paying attention to CICO, we can reach our BLC22 goals!

    I think it is great that you are getting your children involved with exercise, even if they may not realize that is what you are doing! It is a great way to get your exercise in and spend time with your children!

    Best of luck in BLC22!

    2964 days ago
    Mel, babe, hear the voice - the voice of "You've got this" calling you. You CAN and you WILL because you've got ALL the right tools girlfriend and you are putting it it out there and owning it. Your weaknesses and your strengths. You've got all your spark friends and your BLC team o many behind and beside you sparking you on lady. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon = emoticon SMART Goal SUCCESS Baby!

    This is YOUR summer Mel! Bring it! Make it count and make it EPIC!
    2964 days ago
    That's the plan here too . emoticon
    2964 days ago
    I'm a Streaker, BLT'er and CICO'er right along side:::.... emoticon emoticon
    One day at a time...:::I can only imagine where we'll be in 12 weeks, Mel! emoticon
    2965 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/10/2013 11:39:03 PM
    I think you have a great goal and have the right plan to succeed!
    So nice that you have your kids on the band wagon, whether they realize it or not!
    2965 days ago
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