So, we are wrapping up week 5 of the 12 week BLC challenge. These are the goals I set and my progress report:
I will lose 15 pounds in this round, 1/9 - 4/3.
I'm not sure I will make this one. My body seems to be stuck at around 230. I'm doing what I can, but my body seems to be holding on to the pounds no matter what. I'll dip into the high 220's then pop right back up to 230 or so. My start weight for the BLC was 232.3 and 5 weeks in I'm at 230 today. I am trying to focus on other changes I see and feel, and I DO see and feel changes!
*Stick to my Nutrisystem plan/calorie range.
I've been 100% on my NS plan and I've tracked my meals on Lose It since January 1. I've NEVER tracked calories so consistently! Yesterday I DID have a treat off my NS plan (some locally made lavender soft serve in the best waffle cone I've ever had) but I tried to track it as best as I could and I made allowances the rest of the day. I think that is a strategy I'll need to develop in order to maintain my weight loss and health gains when I achieve my goals. I also successfully fought the urges to eat whatever the rest of the day since I had indulged, and the urge to just not track anything, which is a ridiculous thought since my body accounts for it regardless of whether or not I do.
*Drink non-alcoholic beverages. Alcohol provides nothing beneficial.
No alcohol in 2019 so far! I've been relying on an apple cider vinegar mocktail to get me through the 5:00 - 7:00 temptations.
*At least 10 minutes of cardio every day.
I've missed 2 days. I think they were when my back or knee hurt really bad.
*Strength train twice a week.
Done! I'm also setting a February goal of strength training 3 times a week.
*Stretch every day.
This helps my back a lot. I've missed 5 days since January 1. I'm not sure why I missed them.
Overall, I'd say I'm doing very well on cultivating habits that should lead to success on the scale. The scale simply hasn't given in. It will, as long as I focus on what i can control.