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Getting back on track.

Monday, May 12, 2014

For your week end BLC challenge we were asked to post about our plan on how we would get back on track if we went off. I've fell off the wagon so many times during this weight loss journey I should be an expert by now. emoticonTheir is no special trick. Each weight loss journey is so unique & different. You must find what works best for you. For me personally I found out that if I weight myself each day it holds me accountable to myself. I know some of the experts say this is not a good thing to do but if you are totally aware of the fact that your bodies weight can fluctuate each day & not get discouraged I think weighing yourself daily can benefit you.
The second thing is staying in your calorie range. This meaning you got to count those calories or else! A little here & a little their = no weight loss! emoticon
The third thing which is just as important or maybe even more so is motivation. I give myself a pep talk & have a weight loss journal. Sometimes it just helps to write down were you are & were you are going! emoticon Reflection can be a great tool for weight loss! You don't have to write down something each day only when you feel motivated to do so. Every once in a while I read a success story on Spark people. Those stories are so inspirational & you learn so much on how to lose weight & keep it off. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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1BEACHWALKER 6/8/2014 4:34PM

    Time to emoticon those pounds to the curb! emoticon emoticon

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TRUNKJUNK 5/12/2014 5:13PM

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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/12/2014 11:56AM

    i think you can do it as well linda.i disagree about motivation being the most important love.i say persistance and consistancy are the most important and they can have nothing to do with motivation.like you clean your teeth each day even when you donīt always feel like it.same with washing,going to work etc,etc.just my own observation.if i waited till i have the motivation all the time i would never have got as far as i have.motivation helps donīt get me wrong but it is persistance and constitancy that will get you there in the end so in the words of nike.just do it

p.s.maybe i should listen to what i write.lol emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GEEKSMEGGLY 5/12/2014 8:27AM

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Thanks LINZEE118!!!

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SNOW-SNOW go away- with pics

Saturday, February 15, 2014

OK enough is enough! Friday we got a foot of snow. Today the weatherman said 5 inches. We are up to 8 and it's still snowing. We have at least 20 inches so far. Plus what we already had on the ground. We have a 6 foot fence in the yard I know these pics don't do it justice but you get the idea.

  
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NOLACHERIE 2/17/2014 5:33PM

    Makes the 11" we got in Grove, Oklahoma 4 years ago look piddly. LOL. Hope spring comes soon for you & you start thawing out soon!

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1BEACHWALKER 2/16/2014 1:51AM

    Enough is enough! I remember back in Ohio, 12 years ago, this very same week...we got 24 inches of snow in 2 days! It was awful! That is when I said to my husband while shoveling snow and feeling like we were getting no where " We ARE moving to FL ASAP!" The rest is history! You all up there need a break!! In the meantime.......
emoticon (Burn some calories-build one of those). emoticon

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STEPH-KNEE 2/15/2014 10:10PM

    Wow! I hope you get a break from all the snow soon!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/15/2014 5:57PM

    ya we get the picture.just think how much calories you would burn up clearing all that snow. emoticon

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HOLLYM48 2/15/2014 4:37PM

    Yes it is snowing here in Minnesota right now and it is cold. I have had enough of this wintry weather and am so ready for Spring!

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VONBLACKBIRD 2/15/2014 4:29PM

    O my it is hard to believe. It looks gorgeous but would hate to endure it. Know you are so sick of it. Hang in there..spring is around the corner.

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ROCKPORT9 2/15/2014 1:43PM

    Enough is enough! You deserve a break! Hugs, Laurel emoticon

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SABLENESS 2/15/2014 1:02PM

    Awesome. Send some south!

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BLC24- S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Sunday, January 19, 2014

S.M.A.R.T. Goals are:

1. Goals that are put down in writing -my goal is to lose weight.

2. Goals are specific and measurable - I want to lose at least 12 lbs.(any more will be a bonus for me)

3. Goals are attainable and realistic - I will lose at least 1 lb. a week.

4. Goals have a specific timeline - By 4/9/2014

5. Goals are significant. Before you can get really motivated to accomplish a given goal, you must aspire to accomplish something that's personally meaningful. Ask yourself the "5 Why's" you want it:

- I want to improve my self esteem & self confidence
- I want to weigh less than my DH
- I want to have more energy
- I want my clothes to fit better
- I want to be healthier

6. Behavior goals you can directly control. An action you can choose to do every day.

- I will exercise for 45 min. each day
- I will weigh & measure my food
- I will stay within my calorie range

7. Spread the word about your goals. Who will you tell?

- I will tell my DH & DD

8. Be accountable to at least one other person.

- I'm accountability to my BLC team the FBI's who are doing this with me.

9. Set up a reward system.
I'm buying myself a plant. Every time I look at this plant flourishing it will remind me how my health is flourishing & I am growing in self confidence! emoticon

  
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CHALLENGER15 1/20/2014 5:34AM

    Oh my gosh! I was just thinking I needed a new plant as I was laying in bed waking up slowly! What a great idea for a reward!

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MISSY455 1/20/2014 1:10AM

    Wishing you much success as you work towards your goals!

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TURTLETALK 1/19/2014 8:11PM

    Sounds like an" Awesome" plan!

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MOLLIEJEAN2 1/19/2014 7:45PM

    emoticon goals, emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSWEEZER 1/19/2014 7:35PM

    Great goals. You can do it!!

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ROCKPORT9 1/19/2014 7:19PM

    Wonderful goals! You can do this! Hugs, Laurel

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New Beginnings-BLC 24 & Winter 5% Challenge

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Where to begin. For starters I want to share all my happiness with you! emoticon It's the beginning of a new year! Tomorrow and Friday start my two new challenges. emoticon I am on two new teams, the Winter 5% challenge- The Awesome A Team & BLC24- The Fuchsia Beauties INC. (FBI). My teammates seem so friendly and supportive. I have very good feeling about my two new teams. Starting out a challenge with your enthusiasm soaring is a great plus for success! I read on someone's post recently, "SUCCESS IS A CHOICE." Those four little words are going to be my Mantra for the next 12 weeks. By making the right choices each day no matter how trivial they seem I will meet my goals at the end of each challenge. The last time I weighed myself I was 230 lbs. It will be a little intimidating getting on that scale tomorrow. emoticonI am taking all my fears, putting them in a suitcase emoticon & burying them. Never to be unpacked again! I am making a promise to myself. I will do whatever has to be done to succeed! I will be posting on a regular basis to keep me accountable.
I wish all my other teammates success in meeting their goals!
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TURTLETALK 1/14/2014 5:33PM

    Good luck with both challenges. Go Awesome A's!

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YELLOW09RED 1/14/2014 2:52PM

    I am emoticon you onward to a healthy life.
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GEMLADYONE 1/14/2014 12:01PM

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Good idea on the suitcase....but get another one to pack for our first destination as we take off Saturday!

I'm also excited to get this trip underway....it'll be emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 1/14/2014 11:53AM

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MOLLIEJEAN2 1/14/2014 11:48AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon , we will be emoticon you on to success emoticon emoticon

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Day 2

Saturday, January 04, 2014

I did fairly well yesterday. Down 3 lbs. It is probably water loss. I had one problem with snacking. I got carried away with snacking because I was eating right out of the bag. Big mistake! emoticon I am going to pre-measure my snacks & put them in snack bags. That should solve the problem! Other wise I ate fairly healthy yesterday!

  
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JUST_TRI_IT 1/12/2014 5:37PM

    Sounds like a solid plan... Preparation is such a huge part of our successes.

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ESILBO 1/4/2014 12:55PM

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mine is going the other way. i must be building muscles...lol
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CHALLENGER15 1/4/2014 11:58AM

    Good plan! I decided nothing was going to be off limits, but watching portion sizes was key. It seems you may feel the same.


Good job on the 3#!

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YELLOW09RED 1/4/2014 10:55AM

    It is a great thing to do. I still use my measuring cups. emoticon emoticon emoticon on the 3 lbs down.

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SABLENESS 1/4/2014 10:46AM

    I've renewed an agreement with myself: NO EATING ANYTHING DIRECTLY FROM CARTON, BAG, BOX, OR ANY CONTAINER. I actually ate popcorn from a 1 c measuring cup instead of from the tin yesterday. It's just too easy to ignore how much I'm consuming. Congrats on the three lbs!

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