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Creative Writing 101 - BLC20

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Okay so our assignment included a photo as well as we start this round. So, I did it though not thrilled like so many of the others but it is done.

Okay, I've COMMITTED to the BLC20 and I mean commit! I started on 9/1/12 and have been consistent with a minimum of 60 minutes daily of aerobic walking and have logged over 10k daily. That is an accomplishment
as of late for me.

The big thing, is the tracking of my food and I WILL do this each and everyday even when I am unsure and do the best I can and not, and I repeat, not give up because I'm unsure.

Food options must be better. Not perfect as I live in an inperfect world and work FT and often it is hard to plan out every minute of my life to do so but, I can do better. I can focus more on the fruits and veggies and less on the breads and sugars. I have already noticed a decrease in those cravings with just behaving these last several days. I have incorporated Greek yogurt to help with the sweet cravings AND to add protein to my diet. Getting enough protein is a struggle for me on most days.

I plan to focus on lowering my sugars, breads AND increase my protein over the course of this 12 weeks. I will continue to do my a.m. workouts and if I can't get the full 60 minutes in, push to get it done after work though this is hard for me as I'm usually just plain tired but, I need to do it. I will do the challenges to the
best of my ability and have fun with the daily GOYB', weekly TNT's and LCW's. The weekend challenges help me keep focused on the weekends which can really throw me for a loop but I know I can do it and I'm worth it. I also am working on consistency for my own ST and am using a DVD called Body Pump which is resistance weight training and their focus is on repetitions. The 30 minute DVD I took the time and counted well over 400 reps total. So I try to mix them up and do more when I can just to give those muscles a good
workout and to keep it guessing hoping to burn more calories and tone more quickly.

I plan to stay active on our 'chat' threads and continue to get acquainted with all team members. This is not only a very important piece, in my opinion, but helps to keep me focused and hopefully helps my teammates to think as well.

One thing I must do is to be kinder to myself. When I'm tired, not try to ignore it but let my body rest. I have already, in the past week, laid down at 7 p.m. only to fall asleep for the night. I got nearly 9 full hours and clearly needed but it and I have managed to keep up my routine since I didn't try to
overdo and not pay attention.

Rewards? This one I've been pondering and you know, I feel like when I can get a nap in or just a bit of sewing time is my reward but when I complete this 12 weeks and make my goal for this round, I think I may indulge myself in an item I've been wanting and that is a travel bag for my sewing machine. Maybe
not the 'brand' one which is several hundred dollars but a nice one that will do the trick for when I want to take a class or go off to a sewing retreat with a friend (which I intend to do with LILYGAL in November).

So there you have it and now I can log my points for this part of the weekend challenge. emoticon
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    I wouldn't mind looking like your photos, don't seem like you need to change a thing emoticon , but it's your choice
    I'm just happy to be home from my vacation (you know need a vacation from my working vacation)
    3049 days ago
  • PATRICIA4472
    You can do it, Weez!! Great blog and a wonderful plan for the 12 weeks. AND.... let me know when you start your shopping for the travel bag for the sewing machine. I'd love to get one sometime, too.... just don't want to lay out the $$ for the brand name one!
    3053 days ago
    Weezie - I know you can do it! No one is more determined than you to be healthy. I look forward to hearing more about your success with the BLC - good luck!
    3053 days ago
    Your photos are aweomse, Congrats on taking another step toward seeing you and loving you!

    Your comittment is awesome, Can't wait to see the fitter you in 12weeks!
    3053 days ago
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    You are looking very good already! Good luck with the challenge!
    3053 days ago
    You look fantastic and I know you will do a great job this round look at how much you have done so far. Just listen to your body and rest when it needs to. I love your reward and that you and Lilygal have a retreat planned. emoticon
    3053 days ago
    You look great hun!
    Good luck with the challenge emoticon emoticon

    Look forward to your updates, have a great Sunday emoticon
    3053 days ago
    Hey girlfriend..you're my inspiration. My goal is to look as great as you!
    3053 days ago
    Wow, you look great and I too look forward to your updates. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3053 days ago
    This challenge seems to have gotten you all motivated emoticon I'm glad to hear that you've decided to be kinder to yourself; that's something that we all struggle with sometimes, I think. I'll look forward to your updates emoticon
    3053 days ago
    AW, Weezie.... emoticon !!! And you look good! And I know that we are more critical of ourselves. But this plan is doable and I know that you will do it. Look how well you are already doing. I'm just so proud that you are sticking to the 60 mins. daily!! You are awesome and an inspiration to me! emoticon
    3053 days ago
  • ELIZ181
    you are doing great so far on keeping on track and I know you will continue to be successful through out this round. I love your reward of a sewing machine travel case.
    3053 days ago
  • DAS92687
    Hey, a sewing machine travel bag sounds emoticon !! That should be some good motivation.

    I'm so excited that you are back to tracking daily emoticon Some ideas for protein I love (other than the Greek yogurt, which I also love :-) are edamame, turkey tenderloin, and black beans.

    Looking forward to reading a lot more blogs about your progress !!
    3053 days ago
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