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BLC 42 Goals

Thursday, January 02, 2020

I have adapted these goals (and this blog post) from my goals from BLC 41, as they are still relevant and are still my goals.

The BLC runs for 12 weeks, from January 8 to March 31.

By March 31 I will have lost 15 pounds from my starting weight on January 8. I will do the following to help me achieve this goal:

*I will use intermittent fasting and a low carb high fat diet, using healthy plant based fats.
*I will set weekly exercise goals that will encourage a gradual increase in frequency and duration.
* I will strength train 2 times a week.

This goal is relevant to me for several reasons. I had a total knee replacement June 24. I cannot believe the difference it has made in my overall health, including my mental outlook. I had no idea I was in so much pain until it was gone! This increase in mobility has led me to want to go back to work so I can be around people. Our daughter is a senior in high school this year and I NEED to get involved in something outside myself.

I decided to substitute teach. In the process of applying to substitute teach in the district where I live I needed a letter of reference from my former principal, in a different school district. She wrote the letter, then asked me to please consider subbing at my former school. I found out there were 2 teachers who will be having babies and I told her I would be interested in taking their maternity leave positions. She has let me know she has requested me as a sub for her school, which I'm hoping will lead to a job offer for next school year. I have been so lonely at home since I've been feeling better.

I want to be healthy so I can be active. I want to be lighter so my new knee will last longer and so my other joints last. I want to do everything I can do to deal with my osteoporosis. I want to be ABLE, physically, to substitute teach and to return to work full time if I decide to do that. I want clothes shopping to be more fun! I'd like my feet to not hurt. I want a stronger back to protect my spine. I want to look good in the graduation photos from my daughter's graduation in May. Our daughter has asked to go to Disney World and Universal for her graduation trip in June and I want to be able to do all that walking and not feel tired.

I will achieve these goals!
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  • THETROUT
    Hey! Remember me from THM team? Glad to see your weight ticker! You are doing amazing. Love these goals!
    302 days ago
  • DEQUINTA
    These are great goals!, emoticon
    328 days ago
  • WHATSASIZE8
    Your goals are so thoughtful and worthy of your time and attention! I want these freedoms for you also. You'll get there because you can achieve great and challenging things. ((hugs)) emoticon
    331 days ago
  • POSITIVEHOPE
    Mobility is so essential. I’ve got a hip giving me pain right now. I keep hoping the pain will just go away but I need to make an appointment with the doctor. It’s my healthy future at stake.
    333 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Great goals! I love the thought you put into your why as well was what you want to accomplish. I've learned that those with a well defined why have better success. Have a great BLC 42 round!

    PS: Happy New Year! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    334 days ago
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