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The first 6 weeks of BLC

Monday, November 03, 2014

As of Wednesday, October 29th, I have lost 15.4 pounds during the first 6 weeks of the BLC. Week 12- the final Weigh-In- is on my birthday this year. emoticon Kinda cool, but could be really bad. I'm a little nervous. emoticon

So what have I done that's different this round? I'm eating based on the ketogenic diet. Before you tell me that it's dangerous and it never works and your body needs carbs, hear me out. My body feels 100 percent healthier and stronger than it did when I was eating tons of carbs. I don't eat processed foods, and I'm cooking 99 percent of my meals at home now. My mind clarity is amazing. I feel alive, and I don't feel like I'm starving all the time. I'm eating real food, and I'm craving vegetables for the first time in my life. emoticon I'm also drinking 2.5 liters of water every day (probably should be more, but it's still challenging for me).

I'm also working out. I may not be working out as much as I could be, but I am putting in my time on the treadmill at my gym. I'm taking the stairs at work every opportunity I get. I've even done a few ab exercises at my desk while I'm working (Sparkpeople has a couple different versions...look them up!).

I have not done my 6 week Fitness test check-in yet, so I'm not sure what my measurements are at this time. And I don't feel all that different just yet. The only thing I see so far is that I'm down two pants sizes already. emoticon

The last 6 weeks of this challenge, I want to continue what I am doing. I want to increase my water intake. I want to challenge myself to do 5 minutes more every time I'm at the gym. I also still want to take one of the exercise classes offered at my gym. To be honest, though, I'm terrified of doing this. I've seen the girls that go to these classes and I'm not even close to their size. I don't want to be fat shamed, and I feel it will happen the first few classes, until I finally just don't care what their opinions of me are. The question is...how do I get to that point?

Positive thoughts and ideas are appreciated.
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    Micy I'm so proud of you and your accomplishments and all your hard work.
    2359 days ago
  • FITAT50
    Awesome!! I don't know what the ketogenic diet is but it's obviously working for you and that makes me very happy ;-)

    As far as taking a class at the gym…just do it! I guarantee you no one is going to look at you as the fat girl. I always silently applauded the heavier gals that obviously stepped out of their comfort zones and gave a class a try.

    2360 days ago
    i reacently had a knee replacement and next birthday i will be 50.i go to a small local zumba class by me twice a week.i sit on a stability ball and bounce to the footwork and do the arm movement normally.all of the other people are alot thinner than me and between 20-30years younger than me.if i thought about what people thought i would do nothing.what you have to ask yourself is what is more important your health or what other people might say about you?you can´t let other people ideas spoil for you the life you want to have and the health you deserve to have.so go for that class and let us know how it went.in the mantime keep on keeping on.you deserve it emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2360 days ago
  • LINDA!
    emoticon on your weight loss to date! emoticon
    2360 days ago
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