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BLC 23

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I am looking so forward to beginning this next round. I have set a goal of losing 24 lbs emoticon in the next 12 weeks which is attainable but very much a challenge for me. I want to be the weekly biggest loser 4 times and the overall biggest loser at the end of this round.

I am making a daily and weekly calendar that will help me stay up on what I will need to accomplish each week. I commit to tracking my food daily, drinking water (8 cups/day), exercising 6 days a week (3 strength training) and getting my freggies in (6 daily).

I have the motivation of possibly 2 weddings next summer. My son is proposing with the hopes of a summer wedding so I have got to get down a few sizes to feel good at the wedding. And my daughter is hoping for a proposal soon too. I would Love to get down to wearing a size 10 by then. I am currently in a 16/18 (depending on brand). By the end of this challenge I hope to be wearing at 14/16 and getting rid of all the bigger clothes.

I am also going to be training to do a 5K October 26th. I would love to finish it with some wogging in a time under 55 min. That's a real stretch for me at this point. When I do me next one in Dec I hope to it in under 45.

Tomorrow is the first weigh in! Let's go!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

THEMRSH 10/2/2013 9:20PM

    Your goals are emoticon and I love your calendar idea. Put out of your mind though that you have to lose weight to feel good. It's actually one of our biggest hurdles. Work on loving yourself the way you are! You are beautiful!

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JCRAFT6 10/1/2013 8:06AM

    good goals. Work hard and enjoy the ride

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 9/24/2013 9:31PM

    Sounds like a great goal! Keep it up!

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STEVEN_D 9/24/2013 8:57PM

    Don't forget your rest and becareful of injuries. Keep going, sounds like a busy summer next year!

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BLC22 gap

Sunday, September 08, 2013

I just wanted to add a blog to say that I ended up losing 4 lbs during the Biggest Loser Challenge (22). I could've done better but I didn't focus on my diet enough. I will be joining the next round with much more focus. During this gap I hope to lose 4-8 more pounds and start lighter than I finished.

Currently, I am doing the Brazil Butt Lift program. Today is day 1. The exercise was different for me, cardio but with focus on the behind so the moves were strange and I got lost. I'm trying hard to follow the food plan, but I am hungry!

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LIZZYP609 9/8/2013 10:55PM

    I LOVE BBL! Be warned, the first week is brutal! By time I am done with the first two days I can barely walk up the stairs to my bedroom!
Don't worry, I was kind of lost in the beginning too. You will get used to it!
Great job on those goals!
Liz (Onyx Outlaw)

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POETLKNG2LOSE 9/8/2013 9:27PM

    Four pounds is better than not losing anything. You can do it! I did some Brazilian moves on Turbo jam before; one of them is called Jenga I think. emoticon emoticon

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GODS_SERENITY 9/8/2013 7:33PM

    Great going on the 4 pounds. Better then a gain. You can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PJ2222 9/8/2013 6:43PM

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Final Week of BLC 22

Friday, August 23, 2013

You may not be perfect, but you can always choose to give your best effort. emoticon

I read this today. I'm thinking back over the last 11 weeks of this Biggest Loser Challenge and I am disappointed in myself. At this point I have only lost 3 total pounds. But I also realize that there were many things that happened during that time that could have sent me into a tailspin and I could have gained 3 pounds or more. There has been some serious trouble with my teenage daughter, my husband and I are fighting a constant battle with each other it seems, the Pastor of my church left, there was family drama between my sister and I, several weeks of company, a trip away from home, and my son lost his job. So I need to remind myself once again: It's about Progress, not Perfection.

You may not be perfect, but you can always choose to give your best effort. With this in mind I am going to commit to my True Blue Team that during our gap between rounds I will lose 3 more pounds at the minimum. And when round 23 starts I will be giving an even better effort than in round 22. I have been through some rough spots and I should be able to navigate future waves with more ease.

Thank you BLUES for all the encouragement, all the goodies, and all the fun!!!
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During this time I was also on another Biggest Loser Summer Challenge team. I somehow signed myself up for both challenges and felt guilty leaving either one. I thought it would be easy being on both teams (exercise should count for both, eating should be good for both, how hard could it be!). I was mistaken, and I wasn't able to give all I had to both teams. So I apologize to Team Tangerine. You guys were so friendly I wanted to make it work, but I wasn't a very good team mate. Thank you for letting me try, for including me and encouraging me. I was only able to add a 3 pound loss for the team. Continued success to everyone!!! emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 8/24/2013 3:01PM

    This was a reminder I really needed today - progress, not perfection. Thank you for the reminder. It was good having you as a teammate! :)
Go Team Tangerine!

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Progress Not Perfection

Friday, July 26, 2013

I took my daughter out to Chic fil a for dinner after she ran her first 5K tonight. I thought I was ordering smart with a cobb salad (grilled chicken though). emoticon Silly me put on the Avocado Lime Ranch dressing before checking the calorie count. It was 300 by itself!! emoticon So I was pretty upset about that. AND I had been wanting a Mcdonald's chocolate dipped cone most of the day so I went ahead and had it. My calorie count was up 500 more than I've been trying to keep it. This could have sent me down a spiral of negativity and many days of eating too much and the wrong stuff.

Fortunately, I checked my spark page and had 2 new comments. One from SCRAPPY_RN about Progress Not Perfection. I really needed to hear that again. I've had 3 days staying within my calorie range and only 1 over. When I have 3 more good days of staying in calorie range that will be progress!! emoticon

The other was from LIAMAY3 about how the river cuts through rock with it's persistence. That's great! Starting tomorrow morning I can be persistent about my calories, I can check before I eat. I hope I've learned my lesson.

I feel so ready to begin again tomorrow!!! emoticon So thank you ladies, and thank you Sparkpeople!! emoticon

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KIMPY225 8/16/2013 3:13PM

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Keep pushing forward!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 7/31/2013 6:32PM

    Keep up the good attitude! And yea for having a salad - you STILL got your servings of freggies in!!!

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JUSTAGIRL45 7/28/2013 11:05AM

    emoticon Laura!
That grilled chicken salad has got to be a better choice than a lot of other things.
I like the way you worked your way through that one!

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BOOKAPHILE 7/27/2013 12:12PM

    Lesson learned, it appears. It was worth it for that alone. You are on the right track to check calories before you eat them! Great job heading off a binge!

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KDRICH24 7/26/2013 11:16PM

    Keep up the positive attitude!

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Continuing BLC 22

Friday, July 05, 2013

It's been a month since I last blogged on Sparkpeople. There have been some downs emoticon and ups emoticon and downs emoticon in my weight loss. A few weeks ago my father and step mother came for a few days and that just threw me off my plan. It took me a little while to get back on plan. Now I'm doing even better!! emoticon

I decided since my youngest daughter is getting up every day at 5:30 during her summer break for cross country practice, that I could get up too and workout while she's there. emoticon I've been doing well the last week. I've noticed with the extra exercise so early, I'm drinking more water and I'm up to 10 cups now. emoticon With all the water I'm actually eating a little less. This has been a good thing. I'm trying to concentrate on eating at least 5 or 6 fruit and veggies a day. emoticon emoticon I'm hoping to increase that over the next few weeks.

I'm feeling more energetic! I feel stronger. emoticon I'm in less pain in my joints now. I feel more hopeful that this will end well. I'm thankful I joined BLC!!! emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BLESSEDLOSER 7/13/2013 2:38PM

    Congratulations on getting yourself back on track! It sounds like everything you're doing is just the ticket for this weekend's Black Jack challenge. Deal those 21s, baby!

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SUETINGE 7/12/2013 5:28PM

    You are doing great!

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ARKPLE 7/12/2013 2:55PM

    Love the positive trends. You're moving in the right direction. I certainly understand how one can go off of their game when family visits. But, you've turned it around! Woo Hoo! xo

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SHEROTT1 7/12/2013 12:16PM

    You are doing so great!! I know the next 6 weeks will be the best yet! Good job on doing so well on all of your goals!

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JUST_BRENDA 7/8/2013 5:12AM

    You're doing a great job!!!

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LOSIN_IT4GOOD 7/8/2013 1:17AM

    Great!!!Keep up the good work!!!! emoticon

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DEBRAK14 7/6/2013 9:38PM

    Great job on the 5:30 exercising! emoticon

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BOOKAPHILE 7/6/2013 12:35AM

    You're doing well now, it seems! Good work getting up and getting the exercise in early. You get lots of credit for that!

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4TRISHDADISH85 7/5/2013 10:08PM

    Awesome blog. I've fallen off the wagon too whenever family visits, it's ridiculous. But you can get back on the horse!!

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