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Day 44 of 70 - New Veggie Challenge in BLC wk7
Friday, July 22, 2016      2 comments

Part of the inter-team challenge this week is to eat SMARTER, where each letter of that word represents a fruit/veggie challenge. The letter 'T' is: Try a veggie/fruit you don't usually eat. For this challenge, I chose edible daylily blossoms, p... Read more
Day 43 of 70, Starting Week 7
Thursday, July 21, 2016      1 comments

With Week 6 behind me, it's time to look at some successes. 1) A steady, downward trend in my calorie consumption: Total calories per day (average): Wk1 - 1825 Wk2 - 1761 Wk3 - 1621 Wk4 - 1582 Wk5 - 1459 Wk6 - 1341 --... Read more
Day 42 of 70 - 60% of Summer BL Challenge completed!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      3 comments

I was browsing other people's blogs in one of Spark's 'featured' sections and came across a couple old entries that inspired me. One was about weight loss plateaus. It explained how the body may retain water when you begin a new exercise re... Read more
Day 40 of 70, Summer BLC challenge
Monday, July 18, 2016      1 comments

Since my last check-in 6 days ago, I've been on track 5 out of 6 days. I just came back from a short vacation with friends at a cottage by the lake, and I was very worried about sticking to my diet, since they are serious foodies. On the other... Read more
Day 34 of 70, almost halfway thru Summer BL challenge
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      0 comments

I've been looking at the stars on my Spark Calendar to see how many days I'm on track since beginning this BL challenge round. I had a hard time getting started, and I didn't even track at all for the first few days. I know deep down that those ... Read more
Day 29 of 70, Wk 4 completed and getting better
Thursday, July 07, 2016      0 comments

Yesterday marked the end of Week 4 of this summer's Biggest Loser challenge. I have noticed some nice trends in my diet: Total calories per day (average): Wk1 - 1825 Wk2 - 1761 Wk3 - 1621 Wk4 - 1582 Look, they're going down!! ... Read more
Day 25 of 70, about halfway thru Wk 4
Sunday, July 03, 2016      1 comments

Checking in on my Week 4 goals and progress: 1-track everything I eat emoticon so far, so good! 2-cycle at le... Read more
Day 22 of 70, Goal setting for Week 4
Thursday, June 30, 2016      0 comments

So far in the Summer BLC, I've lost a total of 2 pounds, a quarter inch off my waist, and a half inch off my belly. These are not spectacular results compared to other Big Losers, but for me, it is huge since I have been on a weight plateau for ... Read more
Day 21 of 70 - 30% of BL Challenge completed!
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      0 comments

With Week 3 of the summer BL challenge ending at midnight, I'm checking in again to make myself accountable on my goals. PROGRESS on Week 3 (Thurs 23 June to Wed 29 June): Days with carbs at or below 50%: 6 out of 7 ... Read more
Dinner under 500 calories, balanced and filling
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      3 comments

I don't usually write about specific recipes like some food bloggers do. But today, I tried 2 new things from the grocery store that amazed me and left me thinking, 'Where have you been all my life?' For some of you (many of you, perhaps) t... Read more
Day 19 of 70
Monday, June 27, 2016      6 comments

With 4 days done of Week 3, summer BL challenge, I'm checking in with myself to be accountable on my calorie goals, my balance of carb-fat-protein, my exercise goals and my bad-habit-breaking goal. PROGRESS on Week 3 (Thurs 23 June to Sun ... Read more
Day 15 of 70, Summer BLC challenge
Thursday, June 23, 2016      1 comments

To keep myself on track, I'm going to try to make regular blog entries throughout the Summer Strong 2016 challenge. For Week 3, my goals are: 1-track everything I eat 2-cycle at least 90 minutes per week 3-reduce carbs by avoiding b... Read more
Blogging again after almost 6 months hiatus
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      4 comments

Tracking food and exercise in Spark is a huge help to me for weight loss. I have not been doing so well with that since January, but I am back on track now! I also want to increase my chances of staying on track by adding some blogging to my rou... Read more
Trying to hold on to healthy habits - reviewing the Fall challenge
Saturday, January 09, 2016      2 comments

A few months ago, I blogged about trying to keep up with the good habits in the inter-team challenges (ITCs) that are part of the Biggest Loser challenge. Even though each week, the challenge is different, I wanted to try to hang on to each diet... Read more
More on the Winter 2015-16 BL Challenge
Saturday, January 09, 2016      2 comments

After a great Week 1 (my last blog), things went in the opposite direction in Week 2. There was only one day when I was within my BMR for calories, and a couple days that week when my overeating was rather spectacular. But I recovered a bit in W... Read more

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