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BLC 23 Goals

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sept 20th
MY GOALS: My goal is to lose 13 lbs which is 5% weight loss by the end of the challenge.
Start 255
Goal 242

I will do this my tracking, tracking and more tracking, I will track my food, and fitness and calorie differential and aim for an average of -500 per day. I aim for at least 3 workouts a week and a green smoothie everyday and stay away from Tim Horton's for the remainder of the challenge. I will not aim for perfection on a day to day because I recognize that one bad day does not make a trend but it is long term habits that matter. I will plan for success by keeping my gym bag packed and in the car and always having frozen fruit and greens for green smoothies.

Chest: 45.5 (with walmart sports bra as this will very drastically depending on the bra)
Biceps: 17
waist: 42.5
hips: 53
Calf:20.5 (left leg)

My plan for the week: Get more sleep, bought a PC lasagna for lunches as I can cook and divide and it is a delicious lunch for 370 cals and filling too. (Also I am training in another center and my current lunch plan has a cauliflower rice base and I’d rather wait to stink up the lunchroom on my own center, thank you) I will continue with my running on the trails. Perhaps I will change my wo plan to coincide more with the challenge.

I have not been getting any sleep while working nights, My system is a bit messed up from it. I was hoping to sleep in this morning but alas, Last night I got home from work at 11pm to find my daughter still awake.  She has no school tomorrow due to a PD day. By the time she got settled it was 11:45 and I had to check the BLC team as it was about that time the night before that I received the invitation to the challenge and didn’t get a lot of time to check it out. My plan was to limit myself to ½ hour but was sucked in until 1am. I was thinking that I could still sleep in. My daughter was warned not to wake me up in the morning. At 7am I was woken up by the roosters outside my window. I woke up with a headache but did not want to get out of bed, so I grabbed the laptop and checked out the BLC team once more. It is now quiet but I am just not getting back to sleep. I think I might just get up. Working nights is fine nutrition wise because I control all of my meals and have a great system for that, but my sleeping pattern really sucks.
I have been starting this 40 before 40 challenge on my own to be more open to opportunities and to build courage. Well, at work, I was given the opportunity to open up a new department. It is not a promotion, or if it is, it is in name only. It would open me up to possibilities of promotion in the future. On one hand, why not try something new, on the other hand, I am currently happy with my job. I know it is temporary as I am looking to start teaching and doing something in my own field. I don’t know if it was because of my 40 for 40 challenge but I decided to go for it. Now next week my night shifts have been changed to days for the week of training. I will be able to get a much better sleep now. Yay!!!!

Yesterday I was at the Superstore getting my PC lazagnas and I ran into my mentor. He was my favorite prof in the BEd program. It was great to see him. I told him I was looking into going overseas next year and he offered his reference again.
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  • ELSAT137
    Sounds like a good plan! Would your new position be days or nights? What do you like to put in your green smoothies. I always do fruit smoothies but I have never added greens. Recipe please emoticon
    1677 days ago
  • DAS92687

    Darn those roosters !! emoticon Sorry you did not get to sleep in.
    But terrific plan for the coming week. Always have a gym bag in your care and planned meals ready to go and portioned by calorie content.

    I will have to read up more on the 40 by 40 - but I LOVE the idea of taking advantage of the opportunities that present themselves. Even if they may look like work, more than an opportunity, it's most likely it can only help you in the long run!!
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