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Biggest Loser Spring 2018 Challenge Sapphire Ravishing Ravens

As I get ready to start the Spring BLC, I continue to suffer from sciatic pain, hip bursitis, and low back pain after over two years which has definitely interfered with my motivation to do my regular exercise. I have had some shots which only temporarily relieved the pain, and I am still going through Physical Therapy which has been somewhat successful. I am determined to persevere and get back into my regular fitness routine and show the scale who is boss.. My exercise plan for the Spring 2018 BLC challenge is:

1. 30 minute walk daily 5 to 7 days per week
2. Daily 30 minutes stretching and strengthening exercises
given to me by PT, including any PT exercises given
3. 60 minute yoga class twice per week.
4. 60 minute Mindful Movement class two days per week.
5. 15 to 30 minutes of strength two days per week.
5. Minimum of 10 minutes movement on the weekends


Spring 2018 BLC Challenge Nutrition Plan:
My pledge for the Spring 2018 BLC challenge is to achieve my weight loss goals. My nutrition plan during this challenge will be 5 freggies daily, limiting sugar intake, limited white carbs, and make healthy choices including foods touted to be helpful in getting my cholesterol to a healthier number. Water is a minimum of 80 ounces daily.. I am here to inspire, support and motivate others in their journey while receiving the same on my journey.

On my team page I will daily record my exercise and other achievements, and I will weigh and record my weight weekly. I will check with my team at least three times per week. I will visit team members' pages and blogs as much as I can.

I will STAY FOCUSED and NEVER GIVE UP!




Member Since: 4/10/2006

Fitness Minutes: 157,171

My Goals:
My 2018 goals:

1. Achieve my goal weight
2. Healthy Nutrition as listed above
3 Daily exercise as listed above


My Program:
Exercise
1. 30 minute walk daily 5 to 7 days per week
2. Daily 30 minutes stretching and strengthening exercises
given to me by PT, including any PT exercises given
3. 60 minute yoga class twice per week.
4. 60 minute Mindful Movement class two days per week.
5. 15 to 30 minutes of strength two days per week.
5. Minimum of 10 minutes movement on the weekends
Nutrition
1. 5 freggies daily
2. Limit sugar
3. Limit white carbs
4. Portion control



Personal Information:
My name is Barbara, aka Barbie. I live in Roseburg, Oregon. I am 67, widowed on November 12, 2013. I have three children, a grown daughter who has a 25 year old daughter and a 19 year old son; a grown son who has a son who is 20 and working in the woods as a logger, and I had one son who died 25 years ago at the age of 15+ in a downhill skiing accident. I retired just a couple of months before my husband became so ill, so now that he is gone, I am still learning how to fill my days, and fix meals for one.


Other Information:
I got a dog after my husband's death, a Padderdale Terrier (looks like a miniature black lab), named Marv in memory of my husband who had a collection of rvin the Martian things.
I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, card making, quilting, and knitting. I am learning how to take care of the lawn and garden which were Bill's pride and joy. I love the sunshine and being outdoors.

Quote by Coach Nicole: Exercise is not a means to an end. It's a tool for living your best life.




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    The holidays can be a stressful time....so much to do...and so little time. De-stress at every opportunity. What does stress do to your health habits? It usually foils them. It takes over your good judgment leaving you at the mercy of comfort foods. Not this year!! Learn to recognize your stress level. Maybe it's your tone of voice. Maybe it's trying to read the same paragraph five times. Maybe it's hearing everyone speak at once but not really listening to anyone. That's when you need to relax. Take a five-minute time-out for yourself. Get away from the crowd. Breathe deeply and relax your muscles. Close your eyes and remember what you're thankful for: When you return to your family, they'll wonder why you look so refreshed!

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    “Positivity is like a muscle: keep exercising it, and it becomes a habit.” – Natalie Massenet
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