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Spring it on... A New Start (again)
Friday, March 10, 2017      3 comments

First of all, I have to admit to feeling quite frustrated with myself at the number of times I've started over. But as many have said, you only fail if you don't keep trying. So here I am ... again ... trying to tame my sweet tooth (actually, my... Read more
Day 20 of 30, Personal Challenge
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      2 comments

We're about to start the official BL challenge for this fall, which means that I will probably fold my hand for the personal challenge and concentrate on the group effort. It has been an interesting experiment to try and push myself a little in ... Read more
Day 15 of 30 Personal Challenge
Friday, September 02, 2016      3 comments

With two weeks of my personal challenge behind me, I'm ready to start Week 3 with some new resolve. This personal challenge has proved to be, well, challenging. I have struggled to curb my appetite, especially for carbs. Part of the problem... Read more
Day 7 of 30 Personal challenge
Thursday, August 25, 2016      1 comments

First a look back at the recent past, the Summer Strong challenge that ended on August 18. My results were: Starting Weight - 6/9 155 lbs Week 1 - 6/16: 155.0 lbs Cardio: 465 Strength: 0 ITC: 6 Bonus: 0 Week 2 - 6/23: 154.0 lbs Ca... Read more
Week 1 - Personal Challenge
Thursday, August 18, 2016      2 comments

I am shamelessly ripping off ideas from the Biggest Loser challenges just to add some interest to my personal 30-day challenge. These 30 days, when added to the 70 days (10 weeks) of the summer BL challenge, will bring me to an even 100 days of ... Read more
Day 1 of 30 - Post summer BLC personal 30-day challenge
Thursday, August 18, 2016      3 comments

Since I'm feeling so elated about finishing the Summer Strong biggest loser challenge, I'm giving myself a 30-day challenge to stay on track while I wait for the Fall challenge to begin. There may be some overlap, since I saw 'second week of Sep... Read more
Day 70 of 70 - Ending the Summer BL Challenge
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      3 comments

Wow, today is the last day of the Summer Strong biggest loser challenge. I'm so proud of myself for making it through all 10 weeks. For sure, there were off days, and I had a hard time getting started with the challenge. But in general I did wel... Read more
Day 68 of 70 - Almost through the Summer BLC challenge
Monday, August 15, 2016      0 comments

Huff, huff...only a few more days to go in the summer challenge. Won't we all feel good to meet that finish line? It's hard to complain about a mere 10 weeks when we're seeing the Olympic athletes who have been training for years and years, foll... Read more
Day 64 of 70 - Starting the Last Week (10)
Thursday, August 11, 2016      5 comments

With Week 9 behind me, it's time to look at some successes. 1) A steady calorie consumption pattern: Total calories per day (average): Wk1 - 1825 Wk2 - 1761 Wk3 - 1621 Wk4 - 1582 Wk5 - 1459 Wk6 - 1341 -- down 484 ca... Read more
Day 62 of 70 - Slowing Down
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      2 comments

As we near the end of Week 9 of our BL challenge for this summer, I am sure I'm not alone in losing some steam. I've noticed that my daily calorie intake has crept up a bit. It is still on average below my BMR, but not by much. And I've gotten l... Read more
Day 56 of 70 - Week 8 over and 80% of challenge completed
Wednesday, August 03, 2016      3 comments

At midnight tonight, I will have completed 80% of the Summer Biggest Loser Challenge (BLC). Week 8 has been practically a 'vacation' week for me, with just a few things to do in my freelancing. The weather has been too hot to move quickly o... Read more
Day 54 of 70, A New Month
Monday, August 01, 2016      0 comments

It's August 1st already! Way back at the beginning of the challenge, I promised to track everything, do 90 minutes of cycling each week and keep my carbs at or below 50% of my daily calories. Although I was slow off the mark in June, July was de... Read more
Day 53 of 70, Into Week 8 and 75% through the summer challenge
Sunday, July 31, 2016      0 comments

Here I am in week 8 of 10 already, and I admit, I'm starting to lose steam. Mind you, there is no shortage of steam outside - another hot and humid day .. ick. My zucchinis love it, and are generously providing veggies for my dinner, but I'm sta... Read more
Day 49 of 70, Closing out Week 7
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      1 comments

At midnight tonight, I will have completed 70% of the Summer Biggest Loser Challenge (BLC). This has also been a 'vacation' week for me, in as much as a freelancer can really have a vacation. I finished up a contract and am waiting to start anot... Read more
Day 47 of 70, Wk 7 mental health challenge
Monday, July 25, 2016      0 comments

This week's ITC of the Summer BLC challenged us Losers to reflect on ways to reduce and/or cope with the stress of dieting. We were given a link to a SP article to give ourselves a "reality checkup" and make sure that we were not adding undue st... Read more

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