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BLC26 Review of Expectations

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Here is my review of my original goals for this challenge.
My expectations for BLC is to get myself back on track in a few areas.
1. Track my food each day. - (I have been pretty conistent about tracking.)

2. Do better about actually staying within my calorie range. - (I have also done better about eating less calories, but still have some days that are higher. I may need to make my goal to eat a little less than i have been eating because I have not lost weight consistently.)

3. Exercise again, to meet the streaker requirements I would like to exercise 20 minutes a day 5 times a week. - (I am no longer streaking, but have been exercising more than I was before the challenge. I do need to work on trying to exercise the 5 days a week. I think I have done at least 3 days of exercise most weeks.)

4. Lose 12lbs total over the challenge working towards my overall goal of losing 33lbs, - (I am a bit behind on this goal. I should have lost an additional 2lbs by this point in the challenge to meet this goal. Hopefully I can lose more than 1lb a week a few times to make up for falling behind.)

Overall I think I am doing pretty good at focusing on my goals for this challenge.

  
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CHALLENGER15 10/28/2014 6:29AM

    I think you are doing pretty well, too! emoticon

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BLC26 Expectations

Monday, September 22, 2014

My expectations for BLC is to get myself back on track in a few areas.
1. Track my food each day.
2. Do better about actually staying within my calorie range.
3. Exercise again, to meet the streaker requirements I would like to exercise 20 minutes a day
5 times a week.
4. Lose 12lbs total over the challenge working towards my overall goal of losing 33lbs,
My husband and I are planning to take a cruise in April 2015 to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. I would like to lose all the weight by then. Hoping the cruise will be a good incentive

  
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-SEVEN- 9/23/2014 8:31PM

    Great plans! I hope you succeed! My husband and I will be married 10 years next year as well :) Hope you have a fun cruise! Thanks for the friend add.

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Stop Holiday Gain Plan

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Well, I must admit part of me doesn't really want to do anything to stop the holiday gain. I just want to eat all the holiday food and not have to worry about it. Plus it has been hard already to make the time to exercise. However, thinking about it more here is my plan.

My plan is to try to maintain through the holidays by just enjoying a little of the treats and trying not to overeat them. I will try to keep logging my food in the food tracker as much as possible though I must admit I have not really been keeping up with that lately. I need to work on getting back on track. I will also try to exercise at least a couple times a week for these next few weeks. I also have not been exercising much lately, so I need to get back on track in this area also.

Basically I have already not been doing very well at staying on track with eating and exercising, so I am going to work on improving in these areas so that I can maintain over these next few weeks.

  
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AMARILYNH 12/17/2013 7:06AM

    The holidays are hard for most (all??) of us - there is SO MUCH tempting food around and so many people pushing it on us. I think you have the right idea. ENJOYING (savoring) one cookie can be as much if not more satisfying than stuffing down 4! Savoring a sliver of pumpkin pie leaves us feeling in control rather than stuffed. emoticon emoticon

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PB4WEGO 12/17/2013 2:11AM

    I find the holidays to be a very difficult time of year to stay on track. I feel overwhelmed with things to do and my exercise routine suffers. And then there is the food, I love food, especially holiday foods!
I try to remind myself not to give up what I want most, for what I want right now. And that sticking to my food and work-out plans is really what is best for me and afterall I am worth it.
Good Luck & Merry Christmas!
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BLC 23 - Week one focus & challenge goals

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

My goals for BLC23
Overall goal is to lose 1lb a week for a total of 12lbs.
My reward for meeting this goal I think will be either a manicure or a new pair of jeans.

Weekly commitments
Steps - shoot for 10,000 steps a minimum of 4 days a week (I have been tracking these with a fitbit and an omron pedometer, but currently need to replace battery in omron pedometer)
Water - 8 cups daily
Cardio - 90 minutes a week (30 min - 3 times a week - Leslie Sansone 30 day plan)
Strength training 90 minutes a week (30 min - 3 times a week - Leslie Sansone 30 day plan)
Food - try to stay within calorie range, preferably toward the lower end of the range. I also need to increase my servings of fruits and vegetables. Not very good at this because fruits and vegetables are hardly ever my 1st choice for food.

Plan to do my Leslie Sansone workouts and then maybe some additional exercise. This week I have not been doing well at getting up in the mornings before the kids, but I did take walks outside instead on Monday and Tuesday.

  
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DAS92687 9/26/2013 12:21PM

    Tricia, Great goals!!

I find that taking in extra veggies keeps me filled and it's really lean calories. Once I get out of the habit, it takes a couple weeks for that to really become my favorite "go to" snack again. But it makes it easier for me, if the veggies are the easiest thing to grab.

So, consider keeping them cut up and ready to grab on the top shelf of the frig ... where you can see them every time you open the door. Either in baggies or clear plastic containers.

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LILYGAL 9/25/2013 7:26AM

    emoticon goals!! emoticon emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 9/25/2013 6:31AM

    I need to get my Leslie DVDs back out. Thank you for the reminder!


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Updating goals

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Today I have been updating my weight loss & fitness goals. I have not been losing much weight since I restarted trying to lose weight after baby #4. I think partly because I have not made the decision to be disciplined with my food. I have been exercising, but should probably do more. Today I worked on updating my spark people & fitbit plans.
I just found out that spark people now will adjust my calorie range based on my activity for the day. I am trying this method out & I think that it might be good for me.

New goals
1. Get up in the mornings to exercise before the kids wake up.
2. Work on cutting back my food. I am going to try harder to eat less calories for lunch & dinner. Possibly eat smaller meals & incorporate more low calorie snacks throughout the day.
3. Weight loss goal is 1lb a week. I would like to start the next biggest loser challenge under 150.

  
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FIT4MEIN2013 9/6/2013 3:07PM

    Great S.M.A.R.T. goals! emoticon

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DAS92687 9/5/2013 9:15AM

    Tricia, You can do this!! It's amazing how few calories veggies are. You can literally eat MOUNTAINS of them and still be within your range. Try experimenting with some new ones and adding it items you already like as double helpings ... leaving out the carbs instead.

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LILYGAL 9/5/2013 7:57AM

    Sounds like a winner to me!! emoticon emoticon

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 9/5/2013 12:52AM

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Great goals and very obtainable!

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LYNNIERN 9/4/2013 11:39PM

    Great goals! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JIACOLO 9/4/2013 10:52PM

    Good for you to refocus your goals! Good luck!

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