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My BLC 12 Week goal

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ok this is my very first BLC. I am a perfectionist and I have been my whole life, but the only thing that I can really control is what I haven't been able to, my weight (eating & exercising), because i'm also a stress eater. So my goal in the next 12 weeks is this.....

1. Watch my Calories stay in range 1200-1400 at least 6 of 7 days. I never give myself a day to slip, maybe that's aloud. emoticon

2. Exercise at least 30mins. 6 days a week working up to at least 60mins. I am doing the SP Trick or Treat Trot 5K so some walking at least 3 days a week. I am not able to do strenght training yet, but want to start some kind 1-2 days a week in the future. emoticon emoticon

3. Want to lose at least 30 Pounds emoticon

4. Try to cut back on Sweets. More fruits emoticon& veggies emoticon , and plan Meals a head of time, so less chance of eating slip up's (grab & go high calorie foods) And drink at least 13 glasses of water a day emoticon

5. Work on geting more Sleep 7-8 hours a night. I will use Pixie dust like the sandman would emoticon emoticon

6. Work on less Stress in my life. Letting things that are not nessasary go and not letting what people say cause me to eat badly. Because as we know this doesn't hurt them only us.(I'm trying to get smarter emoticon)

7. And last i'm not sure what I can do for anyone else on my team, but what ever I can do to support them or this team I will do it! So if any Pixie's come and fly by my branch in the Forrest stop on by for a chat, or a pixie hug. emoticon emoticon In a pick of the top 3 teams this was my first pick so I don't want to let anyone down! emoticon emoticon emoticonAnd thanks to all the Pixie that I have already emoticon by. See you all later

  
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LOTUSBURGER 9/16/2013 11:13AM

    Looks GOOD!! You can do it!!

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KANOE10 8/15/2013 9:23AM

    Great goals. I know you can stay on track and be successful with your challenge!

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JOYINKY 6/18/2013 3:43PM

    Thought I'd come by for a visit. It's been awhile since you posted this but I don't know how it worked for you. I yo-yo'd for decades; dieting and gaining before I came to SP. Things I've learned along the way.

1. You can't avoid stress. It's part of life. The best way to relieve it is with exercise. Eating just makes it worse and damages your self esteem.

2. 12-1400 calories a day is NOT enough food unless planned very carefully. I'd end up quitting because I was always hungry or giving up because I felt deprived. I didn't want to live with either!

3. Slow is not a problem. If you do things to lose the weight that you are not willing to do the rest of your life; you won't keep it off. Losing is easy, living at a healthy weight takes a lifestyle change. Best learned while you are losing. Feels good too! My goal was to weigh less the first of each month than I weighed the month before. I reached goal losing only 1-2 pounds a month eating at maintenance calories (1800-2000 calories) and building more activity into my days; but, I've been here almost 8 years now and feel great! Without the increased activity, I could gain on 1400 calories a day!

4. It is possible to drink too much water and it can cause problems too. Unless you are an athlete 8 glasses a day is plenty. I drink coffee and tea too and count them as water. Works for me.

5. Sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Great goal!

6. SMART goals work; search smart on SP for some great articles. Basically they are:
Specific
Measurable
Attai
nable
Relevant
Timley


http://www.sparkpeople.com/
resource/motivation_articles.as
p?id=1794

I wish you good health to be able to enjoy your family. You so deserve that!


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KMRJPR 5/14/2013 1:34AM

    Great plan! emoticon emoticon

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MSGRANNYMAE 3/20/2013 6:57PM

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JKPONYGIRL 10/1/2012 11:12PM

    wow great plan!
I'm with dalid414 - #6 is sooooo important
i wish i could just remember that.
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DALID414 9/20/2012 2:21PM

    I'm with you, especially with #6!!

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WINKERDINK 9/17/2012 12:32PM

    Having that 1 day that you give yourself permission to slip makes the other 6 days easier. Often you won't even use the slip day! And you'll feel so strong!
Great plans!

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CHALLENGER15 9/17/2012 7:39AM

    I know a lot of my sparkfriends do the BLC challenges and really like them! It sounds like you have a very good plan... emoticon

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BLUEFISH2 9/16/2012 7:09PM

    Good blog! Happy to have you in the forest this round.

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SLENDERMAMA1 9/16/2012 5:12PM

    Nice blog, you have a great plan in place and lots of pictures :)

Here's to a successful 12 weeks
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SONYALATRECE 9/16/2012 2:03PM

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VALERIEMAHA 9/16/2012 1:19PM

    Way to go with the Challenge!!!
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My ABC.....Forest Pixies

Friday, September 14, 2012

A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? ~ Yes everyone always want's to do at least as well as everyone else

B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Newbie

C is for CHILDREN...you have? ~ 3. Daughters 25, 23, and almost 19 the end of October

D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation? ~ Chocolate

E is for EARLY Bird or Night Owl? ~ Both

F is for FURRY FRIENDS...you have? ~ A cat and a Corgi puppy Had another dog lost her last November right before Thanks Giving (bone Cancer)

G is for GROCERIES...what do you fill your cart with? ~ I shop for veggies, fruit, almond milk, breads, chicken, tuna, cereal,

H is for HOME...what state do you call home? ~ Missouri

I is for INSPIRE...who or what is your roll model/inspiration? ~ I like to find out that regular people I have met on (SP) and others have been able to lose the weight, and they did it without surgery. But with SP

J is for JOB...What do you do for a living? ~ A school crossing guard

K is for KEEP IT SIMPLE...What's your focus when short on time? ~ try to get some exercise time

L is for LOG...Do you use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers?~ I'm prety good with the Fitness tracker but not as well with the nutrition tracke. I can't always find the foods that i'm eating

M is for MARRIED, Single, Involved? ~ very married, 29 this year

N is for NAME...What's the meaning behind your sparkname? ~ Well I love snow and I think that yoga is really relaxing, and it seem like your (balanced) when doing it and thats what i'm looking for. Balance

O is for OUNCES...How many ounces of water do you consume on a daily basis? ~ I probably average 80 oz or more

P is for PRODUCE...How many fruits and veggies do you consume daily? ~ probable 5-8 I love them

Q is for QUOTE...what's your favorite? ~ from Eat Pray Love (Why did you come here, I wanted to find my Balance!)

R is for ROUTINE...Average number of days and minutes you exercise weekly?~ I try to get in about 30 to 60min 5-6 days a week, but trying to do more

S is for STATURE...How tall are you? ~ 5'9 or 5'10

T is for TIME...What time zone are you in? ~ Central time

U is for UNWIND...What is your favorite pass time or hobby? ~ I like to read, crochet, knit, sew, walk in the woods.

V is for VACATION...If you could travel anywhere, what destination would you choose? ~ right now my youngest daughter and I want to do Italy, India, & Bali it's the Eat Pray Love trip

W is for WEIGHT WORKOUT...Do you follow a consistent ST program? ~ No, but I know that I really need to.

X is for "X" MARKS THE SPOT...What do you want to see happen these 12 weeks, other than the scale move? ~ I would like to be more consistent with the SP website and making me do more me time exercise.

Y is for YESTERDAY...Do you dwell on poor choices or allow them to push you forward?~ I used to be a dwell but I'm working at it

Z is for ZERO...name one weight loss tool you couldn't live without? ~ my shoes, and puffer

  
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MSGRANNYMAE 4/11/2013 2:49PM

    emoticon mm emoticon

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HEALTHYOTTER 9/16/2012 12:42PM

    Loved learning more about you! Thanks, as always for your support!

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BLUEFISH2 9/15/2012 9:47AM

    Sorry I was late friending you emoticon So glad to have you in the forest this round of BLC. I struggle with consistency too. We can work on it together. I could use some better balance in my life too. Do you practice yoga?

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ELIZINJAPAN 9/15/2012 8:40AM

    Hey, yay for your first blog! I'm so excited that you are a Pixie. We are going to have a great round!

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FITGRANDMA120 9/15/2012 12:26AM

    That was very creative and thought provoking questions. Great blog, thank you for sharing it

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STEPHNS1 9/14/2012 11:56PM

    Love your ABC's - so glad to be getting to know you and have you on our team!!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/14/2012 10:49PM

    I enjoyed this, thanks! It was fun to read your answers and get to know you better!

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VICTUS_GIRLANYA 9/14/2012 6:58PM

    This would be a neat blogging game.......haha........you did a great job. I may have to use it on my own blog (My own answers tho) in my get thinking segments....like the last one i did on motivation. Your doing great my friend...

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WINKERDINK 9/14/2012 5:51PM

    Italy was my favorite part of that book! Must have been the Eat part! emoticon
Love that we have another yogi in the Forest! emoticon

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WATERDIAMONDS 9/14/2012 4:57PM

    Great first blog! emoticon

Best of success to you on your journey back to health. emoticon

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HOLDINGMYOWN 9/14/2012 4:52PM

    emoticon emoticon Don't tell your secret for a great first Blog my Pixie Sister... emoticon

This is emoticon ...now I know you all that better....and I am guessing I CAN call you my Lil' Sis... emoticon

Keep up the good work...and don't forget your Blog for the weekend challenge...counts for 150 points for our team! ( and the dreaded picture counts as well...ugh! lol )
emoticon I am proud of you here!

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MAZZY0774 9/14/2012 2:40PM

    I LOVE this kind of stuff so I'm gonna copy you and do it, too.

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Have a FANTASTIC weekend!

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DALID414 9/14/2012 10:54AM

    Very informative first blog emoticon Hope you enjoyed it enough to keep blogging

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CINDYSDAY 9/14/2012 10:17AM

    cool

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LIVINGFREE19 9/14/2012 8:53AM

    Way to go on your first blog!
You did an awesome one at that!!

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MOSTMOM1 9/14/2012 7:36AM

    Great first blog!
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CHALLENGER15 9/14/2012 6:25AM

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MARINEMAMA 9/14/2012 5:42AM

    First blog??!!!! And awesome job!!!!

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VICTUS_GIRLANYA 9/14/2012 1:22AM

    Wow you put some thought into your first blog post...that is so cool....way to go friend. I may have to borrow this for my blog..to see what all my answers would be....haha.....way to go..

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IMSOOZEEQ 9/14/2012 12:39AM

    emoticon Your first blog!!!!! I can' hardly stand it!!!! I am so happy for you! See you did it and you survived!! I can't wait to read more! emoticon emoticon emoticon

emoticon Here's to a successful BLC 20!!!

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