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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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BLC22 review and missing motivation

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It is hard to believe we are halfway through the biggest loser challenge and I have only lost .6lbs. I have been doing some things good throughout the challenge and then there are some areas that need work.
I have been pretty faithful about logging my food most days and I have increased the amount of exercise that I do.
Areas that still need work.
I probably need to eat less calories as I am usually at the top of my range or over a little bit. My range may also need adjusted as I increased it for nursing, but maybe I should not have increased it so much.
I also should work on eating healthier. In the past I have been able to just cut back on my portion sizes and not really change the kinds of food I eat to lose weight. I probably could try cutting back more this time, but I really should work on eating healthier foods. Often, when I am within my calorie range I am still way over the suggested fat range, so I should be eating some less fattening foods. I have had to work on losing weight more than once, but that is mostly because I didn't lose all the weight I gained while pregnant. When I get to the weight I was before I started having kids I usually do fairly well at maintaining my weight. The challenge of course. is actually losing the weight.

I think one of the biggest problems I have with weight loss is being motivated enough to actually make the changes. I think if I had enough motivation then I would be more disciplined about doing what I need to do. This lack of enough motivation also affects other areas of my life. The question is why am I not 100% motivated to do the things I say I would like to do. I think I need to work on believing I can do the things I want to do. I need to work on having positive encouraging thoughts in my head and get rid of negative thinking. Being positive towards myself is a challenge I need to work on.

That is my thoughts for now.

  
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87BERKEBILE 7/23/2013 3:46PM

    The great thing is that you have listed things that you can do! You are not without options.
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LIVEDAILY 7/23/2013 1:09PM

    I wonder what your Nutrition page suggests for your range without what you added for nursing? Maybe you do need to adjust that. I know you need to take in more calories because you are nursing, but maybe not as much as you are right now. That's great that you've increased your exercise!! I imagine running after 3 kids helps with that!! Yes, I know how tough it can be when one of your nutrition areas seems to go off the chart! For me it is carbs! See if you can switch from whole milk to 2%; use less butter; look for lower fat items in salad dressings. Measure out your mayo and PB!! You get used to 2 Tbsps, really!! Eat more fruit and veggies instead of other treats. The fact that you are aware of what you want to change is a huge part of becoming more motivated!! SP has some great articles on motivation, too. You will do it!!

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ELSAT137 7/23/2013 8:47AM

    Don't forget ,Tricia that you have 4 kiddos, and a nursing baby. My sister always preached to me that it takes your body 2 years to FULLY recover from having a baby. I feel like I am just now to the point where I can push and push myself physically and my baby is over 2 years old. Give yourself time. Don't make excuses, but also factor these things into the equation. The weight will come off!! How is baby sleeping? Not getting enough sleep can affect losing weight too. You are doing great, just keep going!!

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CHALLENGER15 7/23/2013 7:42AM

    Can you work on just one thing - like the water for a day or so - and then increase veggies another day, etc? Even now, after almost 3 years, I go through times when I just need to do only one thing for a while....


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DAS92687 7/23/2013 7:32AM

    Tricia, Great reflections!! YOU Are soooo on target !! It IS ALL ABOUT Motivation!!
Think about getting out a picture of yourself where you looked what you consider your most fit. Put it out where you can see it everyday ... (Maybe even on the frig) and see if that might help get some inspiration for change.

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LYNNIERN 7/23/2013 7:19AM

    I think it must be the time of the year or a mid challenge hump to get over, I'm having some challenges with motivation also. I wish I could bottle motivation and then sell it on e-bay.
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LILYGAL 7/23/2013 6:47AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You are doing great and you know what you need to do. So let's do it!! emoticon

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SUNSET09 7/23/2013 3:07AM

  emoticon You've lost 6 pounds and that's a good thing. Everything in moderation as it is a llifestyle change. Love yourself to movate yourself as it comes from wihtin. We all have our moments, just don't stay there! We know what it is we need to do! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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