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BLC 20 Back to School Challenge

Monday, September 17, 2012



Well, you'd think I would be more excited about earning 150 points, but there is no smile in Mudville today.... too much trouble to get a photo, (someone to take it that is-) and after all, I was just not in a good place energetically. As it turns out, my employment contract ended on Friday. I once again find myself unemployed. Sigh. A little time is needed to regain my center and my smile. Apologies aside, here it is.

The BLC 20 plan:

I need to get back to my full daily water- it's been a challenge, because I have been busy, and not kept it in my focus. My plan is to start each day with 1/2 gallon of water in a bottle on the kitchen counter, and it must be empty before I go to bed (all other drinks during the day aside, this must be empty before bed!)

I need to get movement back into my days- as you can tell, I am out of the cast (still in a support), and my leg is still a bit marked up, but it is on the mend and I can work with it now. I can not walk easily up and down the stairs, or on uneven ground, but my plan involves work out dvd's with the kinect. I have found a good one, and I have planned it as part of the evening routine, since it is not an 'adrenaline boosting' workout. This will hopefully improve sleep as well for me.

Nutrition is pretty good for me usually. I eat healthy, snack mindfully, and only occasionally go overboard on sweets. My philosophy is to build them into my calories, so that if I want a piece of chocolate, I can have it without worry over the calorie count. Healthy-wise, I realize it is not the best choice, but sometimes, sanity or cravings win over healthy and I need to factor that in.

Sleep. Need to get more balance, and I am hoping that the gentle work out in the evening will help with that.

I have the bases covered, the plan is made. It is time to execute, and get this challenge moving!
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  • PATTYOMALLEY
    I love you Rangers !!! I am smiling already, thanks to your love and support!
    3200 days ago
  • GAYEMC
    You got a lot more out of that contract than you had bargained for. I thought maybe they would keep you for ever. I saw a report on the sharks in the north Atlantic over labor day and thought of you and Talon.

    It sounds like you and I are both out of sorts lately. We must fix that! You'll never know how much I have appreciated your posts on my page these last few months! Sorry it's taken so long to say thank you.
    3201 days ago
  • GLMOM2
    Good plan!

    I agree with your philosophy on chocolate ~ build in to your daily calories! Exactly. It's all about moderation.

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    Here's to a Rockin' BLC20! Cheers.
    3201 days ago
  • PEACEJENN
    GREAT PIC! You are BEAUTIFUL! (Even if you have a hard time smiling right now, HUGS, so sorry about the job honey!) You have a great plan Patty and know you are loved....so put a smile on your face and know that something better is right around the corner. HUGS!
    3201 days ago
  • CHOCOHOLIC2276
    Good plan!! Let's get it started!

    So sorry about the job- sending prayers your way that something comes up for you verysoon. emoticon
    3201 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7403040
    This is a great plan. I agree that you have to have treats every once in a while. Good luck finding a new job.
    3202 days ago
  • SKINNYSTRUMMER
    Great pic! Sorry about the job - have something else lined up?
    Great plan! Focus on what you can do, and do it the best you can.
    Lets kick this thing!

    3202 days ago
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