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1st blog for the year / Day 64 of BLE / 3 things I am grateful for January 7 2020

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Can't believe that I have not put up a blog for this year yet - so here it is.

My last weighin for 2019 was on December 19 - had a gain that week of 3 pounds putting my weight at 252.6 - not all that pleased with the gain but it is what it is.

During the time between Christmas Eve and this past weekend I went off plan somewhat. What I did was have 2 shortbread cookies and then on Thursday I had Chinese Food and then the following day had left overs for lunch. That is not going to happen again. I have suffered a lot since Friday due to having a horrible IBS attack and it know it all stems from the sugar and flour. Never thought that those two 'items' would cause an attack but they do.

I went no sugar no flour on November 5 and my IBS seemed to completely clear up - no discomfort at all. Then bam - a horrible attack after adding the sugar and flour back. So I now have a postee in my bathroom which says 'Remember those shortbread cookies and the Chinese Food and how sick you got - think about that before you do this again.' I will not be going down that road again as the pain was just not worth the food I had eaten.

Today at my weigh in at TOPS the weight recorder handed out 'rewards' for the month of December and rewards for those that had accomplished weight loss during the year. One young lady (she has special needs had lost 50 pounds in 2019 but unfortunately she could not be recognized at a Division Winner as there were many meetings that she missed without contacting anyone and in order to qualify you have to be excused from a meeting to do so). The next lady joined our Chapter 23 weeks ago and had one gain in that time frame - so in other words she lost consistently for 22 weeks and lost 25 pounds.

Then there was me. I was recognized for in the last 1/4 of the year (October through December) I had lost 16 pounds and for the year I had lost 20 pounds. So am feeling pretty good about that. Got a couple of nice charms for my efforts. Now I am looking forward for the next 1/4 (January through March) to see just what I can manage - my am making a goal to lose consistently for every week in this time period and aiming for 15 - 30 pounds thinking that somewhere in between would probably be where I would land. Now to just do it.

So I have 4 goals for January which are
1) Lose consistently for each week in January 2020
2) Meal plan each night for the next day and then sticking to the plan
3) Drink enough water each day of January

NSV goals: To have 2 pair of pants be too large by the end of January so that I can purchase 2 new pairs at a smaller size

My Scripture verse for today is
Deuteronomy 6:6-7
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you life down and when you get up

3 things I am grateful for today are
1) grateful that our ensuite toilet and floor around it is now fixed.
2) grateful that I started the year on my official weigh in with a loss
3) grateful that we were able to celebrate Priscilla's 32 birthday - love her to the moon and back.

My streaks here are as follows
105 days of logging onto Sparkpeople
105 days of reading the Bible with my husband
64 days of following Bright Line Eating
13 days of following Boot Camp for Bright Line Eating

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    emoticon Happy New Year! Wonderful plan & goals for 2020! Wish you much progress and happy this year. Cheers :)
    13 hours ago
    IBS is really painful. Sorry you had such a difficult time. No Cookies and No Chinese food, huh. Maybe you could just visualize CC with the international NO sign over them. CC not good for me?
    11 days ago
  • BEDA65
    I felt your pain recently with red meat. Yucky!
    Keep up the good work.
    I have been impressed with your progress, determination and motivation.
    Thank you for sharing your personal journey with us.
    11 days ago
    emoticon I can already see you in those smaller pants!

    I would like to know more about your boot camp - share on a blog or on the One Year team!

    11 days ago
  • LINDA7677
    Keep on sparking to better health
    12 days ago
    You are on the right track to complete your goals! You are an inspiration!
    12 days ago
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