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BLC Goal Progress Check In

Monday, February 11, 2019

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!

How?
*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.


*Exercise:
*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.

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  • SUNSHINE5268
    I am soooooooooooooooooooooo PROUD of your accomplishments emoticon
    492 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Sounds like you are doing a lot right. As for the weight loss on the scale, there is nothing we can do about that. Food for thought though, in winter our ancestors would need their metabolisms to slow down to conserve everything as food would be scarce. I've noticed this trend in myself too. I wonder if we will see a good drop come spring.

    Have fun and enjoy the ride.
    Cyndi
    659 days ago
  • JERSEYGIRL24
    Emily, it seems like you are making wonderful progress. One thing I don't like about lofty goals is the perception that you have failed if you come close but don't fully achieve them. Absolutely not true!! Be proud of what you have accomplished. And the lavender soft serve sounds wonderful and not overly indulgent!!
    659 days ago
  • PATTYMCGRAW
    I admire your motivation and persistence.
    659 days ago
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