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Thursday, April 24, 2014

A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition give you an extra push?
Most of the time is does. I try to excel at everything I do, so the competition is not against another person as much as against myself to not fail.
B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)?
This is my second time as a Tiger. Hard to believe but I actually won this the last time.
C is for CHILDREN...you have?
I have 2 daughters. A 14 year old and a 21 year old
D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation/excuse?
My biggest downfall is trying to do too much
E is for EARLY Bird or Night Owl?
I'm a early bird
F is for FURRY FRIENDS...you have?
I have a cat, a dog, and a rabbit. Will be getting chickens soon
G is for GROCERIES...what do you fill your cart with?
I love to cook and to try new recipes so I spend most of my time while grocery shopping in the fresh produce section. I love finding new things I've never tried. So that is what you'll find the most of in my cart, fresh veggies and fruit.
H is for HOME...where do you call home?
Small town of about 2500 people in Ohio.
I is for INSPIRE...who or what is your roll model/inspiration?
My parents are, without them I would never have become the person I am today.
J is for JOB...What do you do for a living?
I'm a paint support associate for the Whirpool Corporation. I work at the Kitchenaid division. Yes we build the kitchenaid mixer.
K is for KEEP IT SIMPLE...What's your healthy focus when short on time?
When short on time I try for a high impact workout like Jillians 30 day shred or a kettlebell workout
L is for LOG...Do you use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers?
Itry to log everything. I also use a fitbit and just got my spark tracker.
M is for MARRIED, Single, Involved?
I am married. This year we will celebrate 25 years. We are going to Gatlinsburg with my parents to celebrate.
N is for NAME...What's the meaning behind your sparkname?
My name is just my name backwards, salguod is douglas
O is for OUNCES...How many ounces of water do you consume on a daily basis?
Not sure of the exact ounce amount I just know it is alot. I'll have to measure my water cup at home and at work to see
P is for PRODUCE...How many fruits and veggies do you consume daily?
Fruits are usually 2 - 3 a day. Veggies are probably in the 5 - 7 range. The more veggies I can work in the happier I am.
Q is for QUOTE...what's your favorite?
Never tell a person how to do a job, rather tell them what needs to be done and their ingenuity will amaze you.
R is for ROUTINE...Average number of days and minutes you exercise weekly?
I try to get 6 days of exercise in, but I love to walk and walk everyday.
S is for STATURE...How tall are you?
I'm 5'7'', not very tall
T is for TIME...What time zone are you in?
I'm in the Eastern Time Zone
U is for UNWIND...What is your favorite pass time or hobby?
I like to garden (grow fresh veggies), crochet, and go camping
V is for VACATION...If you could travel anywhere, what destination would you choose?
Strangely enough I would go to Montana. I have wanted to go there for a while just to see the open expanse of land and go fly fishing.
W is for WEIGHT WORKOUT...Do you follow a consistent ST program?
I like to change my workouts around. I do everything at my home so I like to add variety to keep from getting bored with one routine
X is for "X" MARKS THE SPOT...What do you want to see happen these 12 weeks, other than the scale move?
The biggest thing is not the weight loss as much as to continue to develop a new way of life. A healthy life and everyday is a new day to learn just a little bit more to achieve that goal.
Y is for YESTERDAY...Do you dwell on poor choices or allow them to push you forward?
I don't dwell on bad choices. I can't go back in time and change it, but I can learn from it and try not to do it again.
Z is for ZERO...name one weight loss tool you couldn't live without?
Sparkpeople is the one tool I don't think I could live without. There is a world of knowledge here and so many great people encouraging and supporting one another to achieve the same goal. A Happy Healthy Life!

  
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1HAPPYSPIRIT 4/24/2014 11:10PM

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 4/24/2014 9:03PM

    Love your Z! So true! The motivation and encouragement on this site is contagious and keeps you focused.

Great!

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MEINPROGRESS 4/24/2014 9:01PM

    Great blog! I have a friend at work who recently got chickens and she is obsessed with them now.

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BLITZEN44 4/24/2014 9:00PM

    Thanks for sharing! Cool that you crochet. I wish I knew how. Sounds like you are doing great with the BLCs! Congrats on the win. emoticon

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CARDAMOMMA 4/24/2014 8:08PM

    Ooh, chickens! Please post about them when they arrive. We may get some next year, but might start bee keeping first.

You sound like a great boss.

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LADYHYJINX 4/24/2014 8:00PM

    Doug, great blog!

Love your positive attitude. We are going to have a great BLC25, I can tell.

Good luck to you,

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PAWSE UP ( Week 12 )

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

OK, last week went really well. WI at 169.8 Ready to kick it up a notch this week and finish BLC off Strong. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be:

Plan/ Prepare
will continue planning meals out. will continue preparing meals on off days for rest of the week. Has helped tremendously with work and eating right. not as rushed, more time to workout. They have posted overtime for this Sat like last week. Got my first shift job so once I get on it will help with sleep.

ACT
Have been using both nutrition and fitness trackers. Pushing myself to try to get in an extra workout here and there. Have been watching deficient. First week was way off. This week was a lot closer. Have really came a long way with trackers. This weeks deficit was in the 10,400, which is right in line for the most part with my 2.6 lb loss

WRITE
Have got my exercise bike and have used it several times. Really like it and it is as quiet as they claimed it was. Still need to get another kettle bell. Bought my bike this week. rode it a little outside lastnight. Still doing my best to try to keep body confused.

SET a non scale and Scale goal.
My non scale goal would be to continue eating healthy.
my scale goal is to loose 2 - 3 lbs this week. Realistically I need to be at 1 1/2 to 2.

Execute
catching those extra minutes whenever I can. This past week worked in some unplanned extra walking(Walk, Walk,Walk, Walk) with Leslie Sansone. and some Hip Hop Abs and some bicycling.Hope this week goes a little better as things turn to normal again. Getting a lot more sleep now. Have adjusted to days very well now. We are in our last 2 weeks of BLC. So now it is time to finish Off this challenge strong. Will try to push a little harder and finish above my goal at 169.
That was my last weeks goal. Hit that this week. This is our last week and I want to have my best week yet. Last week had 1097 minutes with a 2.6 lb loss. Will be hard to top that, but I shall try.

  
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SHEENADEE 4/19/2014 1:20PM

    Great goals!

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BLITZEN44 4/3/2014 9:05PM

    Looks like a great plan! Nice job on your weight and best of luck exceeding your goal! emoticon

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To be honest, while I've seen the acronym PAWSE I never knew what it stood for. I'm really glad you spelled it out for me. Taking advantage of that format may make it easier for me to get back into the swing of things, especially once I can start doing my rehab.

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KCSMOM9 4/2/2014 9:20PM

    You are an awesome Tiger!

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CARDAMOMMA 4/2/2014 10:38AM

    Excellent! You are amazing.

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/2/2014 7:27AM

    Great blog! Keep on keeping on....

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NISSANGIRL 4/2/2014 7:21AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon plan! Keep up the emoticon work!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 4/2/2014 7:16AM

  Thanks for sharing

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PAWSE UP ( Week 11 )

Thursday, March 27, 2014

OK, last week went better then I figured it would, down 1.2 lbs. Feeling a whole lot better, but still have a cough. Ready to kick it up a notch this week RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be:

Plan/ Prepare
will continue planning meals out. will continue preparing meals on off days for rest of the week. Has helped tremendously with work and eating right. not as rushed, more time to workout. They have posted overtime for this Sat like last week. Got my first shift job so once I get on it will help with sleep.

ACT
Have been using both nutrition and fitness trackers. Pushing myself to try to get in an extra workout here and there. Have been watching deficient. First week was way off. This week was a lot closer. Have really came a long way with trackers. This weeks deficit was in the 8900 range, but I know not real accurate considering I was sick part of it.

WRITE
Have got my exercise bike and have used it several times. Really like it and it is as quiet as they claimed it was. Still to get another kettle bell, but the tightwad in me is fighting with the common sense me. The 25lb bell is cheaper than the 20 lb bell. So can I go from a 15 to a 25 with out to much trouble. No one local has the 25 lb bell so I can't go try it. I think I will try a 25 lb dumbbell and see how that feels. Still doing my best to try to keep body confused.

SET a non scale and Scale goal.
My non scale goal would be to continue eating healthy.
my scale goal is to loose 2 - 3 lbs this week. Realistically I need to be at 1 1/2 to 2.

Execute
catching those extra minutes whenever I can. This past week worked in some unplanned extra walking(Walk, Walk,Walk, Walk) with Leslie Sansone. and some Hip Hop Abs and some bicycling.Hope this week goes a little better as things turn to normal again. Getting a lot more sleep now. Have adjusted to days very well now. We are in our last 2 weeks of BLC. So now it is time to finish Off this challenge strong. Will try to push a little harder and finish above my goal at 169.

  
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BLITZEN44 3/28/2014 9:16PM

    Looks like a great plan. Nice job on the weight loss!

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CARDAMOMMA 3/27/2014 7:02PM

    Are you bicycling on your home bike, or biking to work?

Great work, you are looking good!

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PAWSE UP ( Week 10)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

OK, last week went better then I figured it would, down 1.2 lbs. Have been sick since Sunday. Can't seem to shake it. Really cutting into my workout time. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be:

Plan/ Prepare
will continue planning meals out. will continue preparing meals on off days for rest of the week. Has helped tremendously with work and eating right. not as rushed, more time to workout. They have posted overtime for this Sat like last week. Got my first shift job so once I get on it will help with sleep.

ACT
Have been using both nutrition and fitness trackers. Pushing myself to try to get in an extra workout here and there. Have been watching deficient. First week was way off. This week was a lot closer. Have really came a long way with trackers. This weeks deficit was in the 11,065. Way out of line for what I lost.

WRITE
Need to shake this cold so I can get back to some good workouts. Got my exercise bike the other day and still haven't used it. Need to get another kettle bell. Still doing my best to try to keep body confused.

SET a non scale and Scale goal.
My non scale goal would be to continue eating healthy.
my scale goal is to loose 2 - 3 lbs this week. Realistically I need to be at 1 1/2 to 2.

Execute
catching those extra minutes whenever I can. This past week worked in some unplanned extra walking(Walk, Walk,Walk, Walk) with Leslie Sansone. and some Hip Hop Abs. As much as don't like listening to her say walk, walk, walk, walk she does keep me moving and heart rate elevated.

Hope this week goes a little better as things turn to normal again. Getting a lot more sleep now. Have adjusted to days just need to get rid of this cold!

  
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BLITZEN44 3/23/2014 10:50PM

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

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CARDAMOMMA 3/20/2014 5:03PM

    Great work iron man. Kick that cold fast!

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NISSANGIRL 3/20/2014 7:04AM

    emoticon feel better soon Doug! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MILPAM3 3/19/2014 10:52PM

  I smiled when I read that you're still trying to keep your body confused. I know what you meant, but it still was a comment that made me grin. emoticon

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MARAGRAM 3/19/2014 10:21PM

    emoticon We should all pawse like that! May you have the pawse you need!



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KCSMOM9 3/19/2014 9:03PM

    You have been doing great! Keep going!

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ROCKYCPA 3/19/2014 7:52PM

    Great goals for the week - you can do it!

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PAWSE UP ( week 9 )

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

OK, last week was not a real good week. not sure what all effected it but was not good. Ending up down .4 pounds but all week was a struggle. Plus changed shifts so was trying to change sleep schedule as well. RRROOAAAARRR!!! This weeks PAWSE will be:

Plan/ Prepare
will continue planning meals out. will continue preparing meals on off days for rest of the week. Has helped tremendously with work and eating right. not as rushed, more time to workout. They have posted overtime for this Sat like last week. Got my first shift job so once I get on it will help with sleep.

ACT
Have been using both nutrition and fitness trackers. Pushing myself to try to get in an extra workout here and there. Have been watching deficient. First week was way off. This week was a lot closer. Have really came a long way with trackers. This weeks deficit was in the 11,065. Way out of line for what I lost.

WRITE
Last weekwas a struggle. Everytime I got on scale I showed a gain. Know I had a big loss the week before and changed my work/sleep schedule. Going to keep looking for something new just for the change up. Got My Hip Hop Abs videos and started them. Loved them and felt them. Have added a kettle bell workout and have ordered exercise bike.doing my best to try to keep body confused.

SET a non scale and Scale goal.
My non scale goal would be to continue eating healthy.
my scale goal is to loose 2 - 3 lbs this week. Realistically I need to be at 1 1/2 to 2.

Execute
catching those extra minutes whenever I can. This past week worked in some unplanned extra walking(Walk, Walk,Walk, Walk) with Leslie Sansone. and some Hip Hop Abs. As much as don't like listening to her say walk, walk, walk, walk she does keep me moving and heart rate elevated.

Hope this week goes a little better as things turn to normal again. Getting a lot more sleep now as well.

  
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BLITZEN44 3/14/2014 12:42AM

    Any time the sleep schedule changes, it's tough. Nice job on the weight loss despite the struggle!

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CARDAMOMMA 3/13/2014 11:32PM

    You've been posting some huge losses week after week, so it makes sense that once or twice (and especially during a week where you're completely changing your sleep cycle) the scale is going to under-report.
I think you still had a good week, even though the scale didn't put up the numbers. Your body still got stronger and tighter this week for sure.

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NISSANGIRL 3/13/2014 7:37AM

    It's probably the shift change, Good luck this week Doug!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DALID414 3/13/2014 12:34AM

    I say it's the shift change, give it some time.

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KRISKECK 3/12/2014 9:25PM

    At least you're moving in the right direction and doing the right things. Don't get discouraged!

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KCSMOM9 3/12/2014 9:10PM

    I have to mute Leslie sometimes emoticon or I tell her to shut up a lot too. You can do this Doug. It will take your body a bit to readjust is all.

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GEORGE815 3/12/2014 8:04PM

    Keep up the plan.

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