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BLC20- Plan of Attack and Dreaded Pic!

Monday, September 17, 2012

BLC 20-Part of the challenge is blogging about our plans for this round.

I've been on Spark for a while, a loooooong while. So if I know what needs to be done. So the question is not what to do but why am I not doing it? What am I doing wrong?

Here's the drill:
-Track your foods, stay in range
-Strength Training

A more in depth look: So- how can I make these concepts work for me?

-NUTRITION- track it all; I'm good at tracking just need to push more for staying in range. I am going to have to be more strict and give myself some tough love. Learn to say "NO" to food. I've been doing the Beck diet with the Beck team (shout out to those awesome gals who put up with me being waaay behind the team!!) I am learning some great lessons.

Ever react like this after eating something and THEN tracking?

-EMOTIONAL EATING- this one is a biggie for me. I have certain triggers that cause me to binge. I have found a solution, not sure if its temporary or will stick for a while. Current solution: I am now keeping rice cakes and natural peanut butter at my desk. When I need something sweet (give me ma sugah!!) I have a plan of attack! Salty- eat the rice cake alone!! May not work for everyone but I am finding it works for me- hi five!

-EXERCISE- I can be a little rockstar when it comes to exercise or a total dud. Been both- ask my team:) So, what is a happy balance? Commit to 30min exercise a day. If I must then I will **steps aside** fool myself into just putting one foot in front of the other and getting it done. Walk into the gym before I figure out what's going on.**comes back. That getting out of the house for a jog or hitting that gym has really become a test of my willpower lately. I need to do this first thing in the morning when I can't come up with the lame old excuses of being tired and wanting to go home and crash.

-ST- found this nifty little 2 week program, going to give it a try and it's only about 10min so very much do-able even for me!! Score!!

I don't reward myself for weight loss because I've been giving myself the wrong rewards- lose 2lbs you get a cupcake!! Makes sense right? Doi!!!Sheesh!!

So here are non food related rewards:
-2lbs- new hair clip
-4lbs- 2 redbox rentals
-6lbs- 4 new songs from Itunes
-8lbs- new nail polish
-10lbs- 1 yr subscription to Self
-12lbs- new pants from Ann Taylor:)

Finally my dreaded picture. I HATE having my picture taken! However points are at stake and the BLC admin know I will want those points, so nothing left to say but "cheese"!!

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    Great post. You planned the work, now work the plan!! emoticon
    3146 days ago
    I love your pic! Awesome!

    3150 days ago
    You are going to rock your detailed and well thought out plan and the BLC overall! Bring it! BTW, you are a cutie patootie! Oh to be young again!
    3150 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7403040
    This is a great plan. I need to try the rice cakes trick. They have themin enought flavors to satisfy both the salty and sweet crepavings. Good idea! I love the picture!
    3151 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12222648
    Sounds like you having really put some thought in to how you got to where you are and how you want to get to where you want to be.

    I love your rewards system. I like that you set up your rewards in small increments. I bet you get your first reward really quickly!!

    I also love that you had the courage to post your pic. WTG!! (as you can tell, I'm not quite there yet!)

    3152 days ago
    Great plan of attack! Great reward system! You got this!
    3152 days ago
  • NAN111
    Loved reading your plan! Sounds like you thought of your hurdles and came up with a great way to get over them. You can do it!
    3152 days ago
  • GLMOM2
    I almost took notes on what all I wanted to say here!

    First thing, I find you as funny as heck! You always post something to make me laugh! Thanks!

    LOVE & OMGoodness can I relate to your first picture about logging in your calories after tracking all day! Too many times I've made that face! LOL

    I, too, struggle with emotional eating & finally had a glimmer of hope last night when I didn't attack the chocolates or ice cream to soothe myself. We can win this battle!

    Great goal rewards. I know about the lose a pound, eat a cupcake. Or yeah, I just ran two miles and about died, where's the chocolate? Those days are over!

    Cheese! You look emoticon !
    I hate posting pics too, but you know what....

    POINTS FOR US!!! emoticon emoticon
    3152 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/18/2012 4:04:14 PM
    Love the picture and you do can do it.
    3152 days ago
    emoticon You look BEAUTIFUL!!!! super cute!!!! (Sorry cute is my word so don't take any offense to it, my kids tell me cute is not cool, but I think it is!)

    I love the picture and the plan, way to go for putting it up. I know it takes a lot, and you did AMAZING!!! WHOOHOO!
    3152 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12024980
    Awesome emoticon
    3152 days ago
    What a cute picture.... emoticon emoticon
    3153 days ago
    I love it! Cute photo and a great plan- time to execute and achieve.

    3153 days ago
    Love the picture! Go for those points - and take one for the team. I love that about you!

    Lets rock this challenge together!
    3153 days ago
    Game on Buttercup. We can do this. You are the best..

    I love your plan. You can do this.
    3153 days ago
    Okay wait, either I am on something or you just changed clothes?? emoticon
    3153 days ago
    emoticon T emoticon You look so stinkin cute!! emoticon You look emoticon Can't wait to see you 12 pounds less and more tone from that 2 week ST plan! emoticon emoticon I am super excited about your plan of attack!! emoticon go get em tiger!
    3153 days ago
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