"Forced" Reflection Blog

Monday, July 22, 2013

Here we are at the halfway point of the 12 round of BLC. Yes, this is for my 100 points in the challenge, but I really have been reflecting the past few days.

I rejoined BLC this round after regaining about 15 pounds from my maintenance weight that I had been at for around 3 years. UGH.

I had been a leader previously of the CAMO team for a few rounds. I LOVED it! I dropped out on the teams when my life became way too hectic. BAD DECISION in hind site! I can blame Kohl's & their breakroom food for my weight gain, but I do actually know it was just me slipping back into every old bad habit.

So..... The good so far this round......

~ I get on the scale once every morning once again. (I did this for years, but stopped doing it when the weight gain started. BAD CHOICE!)

~ I'm drinking all that water again. Taking a bottle with me every time I get into the car again. Ordering water at restaurants again.

~ I'm rotating Upper, Lower, Core ST most every evening like I used to do for years.

~ CARDIO again!! Walking, Running, Hiking, Biking, DVD's. Even tried Ziplining & Canoeing on vacation this past week!

~ I got more Fitness Minutes on vacation than I do at home normally!

What I still need to really work on....

~ That darn pop. When I kept it to one 12oz can a day, I was fine. Then Kohl's happened. I started sucking down 20oz Mountain Dews for the caffeine like it was going out of style. Empty calories at their best. Even when I left Kohl's, I was still in the old habit of drinking WAY too much pop.
I've gotten back to 12oz a day. Actually survived the whole day without it yesterday. (But I opened the fridge and stared at it about 5 times.)

~ Better calories. Yes, I can stay in my calorie range, but not exactly with the healthiest ones.

~ Baked goods. My kryptonite. My draw to them is strong again. But I really am doing better cutting back. Still have a long way to go.

So........ In conclusion..........

I'm human. Not perfect. But trying hard. emoticon

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    Thinking of you with love...
    2812 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12377922
    Awesome picture. You are doing great too by the way. Have you ever thought about keeping only 2 sodas in the fridge at one time so the rest are not cold? Not sure if that would help or not? I cracked up at the image of you peeking in the fridge we are so funny about the things that get us...but man your willpower is better than mine!
    2822 days ago
    Oh how I know where your coming from. I just couldn't get into last BLC round so took this one off. I'm already gaining weight. I'll be back next round (I hope). Keep up the good work, you're on the right track.
    2823 days ago
    Good for you!
    2823 days ago
  • TIGGER622
    Girl you got this!!! I ive got some great ideas and inspiration from you so thanks!!! Let's do it!!!
    2823 days ago
    I think you're making a great turn around! You'll have those unwanted pounds gone in no time!
    2823 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4569907
    Excellent 'forced' blog emoticon Glad you are getting back into the habits that helped you lose so much weight before. emoticon Thanks for ALWAYS being an inspiration to me. emoticon
    2824 days ago
    Those darn shoefly pies...they get you all the time ;-)

    Believe it or not, we have had a similar path. For me it was baby, not Kohl's, which started the eating and soda splurges again. Afterall, a pregnant brain truly believes that it needs brownies, donuts, and lots of food. Yeah, the soda...probably shouldn't have it, but when you are tired all the time, the caffeine boost is great. Then baby comes and you are too sore and too tired to really dedicate to losing the weight you didn't want in the first place.

    For me, it wasn't until I had gained back 42 pounds that I had realized something needed to be done.

    We are doing it, maybe a bit slower, maybe a bit more difficult, but it is happening again and we will both reach the goals we want to reach...

    In the meantime, shoefly pies are best in moderation.

    2824 days ago
  • no profile photo CD557571
    I love my American human! I also am a lot more active on vacation than at home. Stupid desk job.

    Great blog.
    2824 days ago
    So proud of you for getting back to it
    2824 days ago
    you continue to inspire me, Lynnie! But, I have to mention one little thing…it's SODA!!!
    2824 days ago
  • RJA158
    Yay Mom!

    You've been inspiration to me and I am so thankful you convinced me to join Sparkpeople. I'm always glad to do challenges with you and I appreciate us pushing each other.

    Keep up the hard work!
    2824 days ago
    Sounds like you have already made some good changes and are on your way to success!

    2824 days ago
    We'll do almost anything for 100 points, won't we? emoticon

    I love your "humanness". You've taken lots of good steps forward recently, Lynn, and that's what it takes. emoticon on your progress! I'm very happy that we both joined BLC this round.

    Spark Hugs!

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    2824 days ago
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