Here's looking at you, kid!!
My ideal weight and shape--170
This is the curvy, toned shape I am working toward...
Hey you. Its me. I am a 33 year old brick house (under construction). A brick house is strong, beautiful, and productive. My point of enlightenment was when my friends' baby weight made them the same size as my regular weight. Unacceptable. My goal is to be the new age phoenix rising out of the ashes of --laziness, bad nutrition, no exercise and loss of confidence. This page is dedicated to my journey to take my life back. Join me.
My overall goal is to change my lifestyle to be healthy and happy. I expect my energy levels to increase, my body to function better, get my hour glass back, lose a couple of sizes and a total of 75 lbs over a period of time.
My secret ambition is to be a sultry, sexy salsa dancer and a daring runner-- two things I never thought I could be...but I changed my mind!!
I am proud that I am a curvy, beautiful woman. I just want to be a curvy+beautiful+toned+healthy woman.
Update 2012: I am still starting and stopping in this weight journey. Several things this years has caused me to give more focus to my health.
1. My dad's health is in bad shape because he doesn't properly care for himself. (Update: 4/11/12 He passed after he had surgery and blot clots traveled to his lungs. :( My dad would want me to accomplish what he wasn't able to and I WILL.)
2. I am 33 and I am not married and do not have children yet. Obviously, I will be older than other moms when that time does come. I need to be in better shape for my future children. I want to see all the things God brings into their life. It would be selfish of me not to take care of myself and miss out on their lives. 3. I saw this documentary called "Fat & Fatter" that chronicles the obese journey of 2 British teens and how they go to live with obese women in Mississippi. It was so sad and the truth is those women are just like most women I know. I do not want to die because of my lack of self control. That's basically what I learned for it. I can't go out like that...and the truth is at this stage, I am on my way.
4. I have been talking about my weight as long as I can remember and have NEVER done anything about it. It's a new day.
Visit my tumblr: http://ahealthybrickhouse.tumblr.com
Goal 1: 24 lbs
Goal 2: 22 lbs
Goal 3: 20 lbs
Goal 4: 18 lbs
Aug 25: DI Dash 5K - Marietta
Sept 3: Action Dash 5K - Rome
Sept 8: Great Locomotive Chase - Kennesaw
Sept 13: Kaiser Permanente Road Race - Turner Field
Sept 16: Black Girls Run 5K -Atlantic Station
CURRENT WEIGHT GOAL: -5 lbs
CURRENT ACTIVITY GOAL: exercise 3 days consistently
(for a complete list of my goals read my blog Reward System)
LONG TERM GOALS:
1. To be the smaller sister and best friend.
2. Develop a disciplined life
3. Eat to live.
4. Water is my default drink.
5. Cultivate a booty.
6. Be a runner
7. Be an athlete and active
8. Be adventurous
9. Live a life disease-free
10. Lose 70-80 lbs overall, size 10
#1. I trust God and lean on Him for the supernatural strength that accomplishing this goal needs.
#2. Believe in myself and put my A game into EVERYTHING.
#3. Slow and steady wins the race--eat slower, take time to record and plan meals, make lists, prepare for tomorrow every night.
#4. Work out for at least 40 minutes 4-5 days a week.
#5. Do active things with my friends instead of eating.
#6. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.
#7. Do not eat after 8p on weekdays
#8. Eliminate soda from diet; drink mostly water and Crystal Light.
#9. Rehab from my addition to fast /convenient/ processed foods.
#10. Follow the 80/20 rule: Eat healthy 80% of the time
#11. Eat colorful food; NO WHITE FOOD--sugar, pasta, flour, rice and bread.
#12. Don't eat in the car or in front of the TV--eat at the table.
#13. Cook!!--in my own kitchen especially when I
I live in big city Georgia. Life is very fast for me and I have neglected to make sure everything else is moving at the same pace. I lost me somewhere and I am on a "Indiana Jones" quest to find me again!!
Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
The Amplified version says: Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]--
That is a promise!!
| current weight: 262.0
Happy Belated Birthday Done Girl!
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Happy birthday, DONE GIRL!
Here's to another 365 days around the sun!
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I hope your day was a groovy one!!
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Sagittarius is the sign that espouses such high principles as universal love and world peace. As this period of the year is associated with the spirit of giving and good cheer, the Sagittarius personality is recognized for its generosity and expansive demeanor.
The Sagittarius girl wanted to be like her father, so she grows up loving anything outside the house. She is a hard worker, but she really isn't cut out to be a stay-at-home-mom as housework is boring to her higher mind. She was probably a "tomboy" but could put on a dress and party with the best and look wonderful. (Think Brittney Spears) She can have a weight issue as her ruler is Jupiter the planet that expands everything, but she does have self-discipline and she can exercise and keep herself in shape as she is a fire sign with lots of energy. She makes a good teacher, cowgirl, Vet (she loves animals), farmer, world tour guide, or professional gambler as she loves excitement or working around exciting people. Her health area can be around her hips and groin and she shouldn't smoke as she can have lung issues (her lower sign Gemini rules the lungs.) She loves to buy gifts and can spend way to much money, but she always works and makes more as she is very lucky. She gets along well with Aries, Leo, Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius, but should avoid secretive Scorpio who is really her opposite, as she would never stand for a controlling man to run her life.
You are very gregarious, enthusiastic, and open, in all that you do. You have an ability to understand a broad perspective, and to see everything from a total point of view. Your foresight and an ability to visualize the big picture make matters work out well for you most of the time. Always thinking in broad abstract terms, you usually have trouble focusing on details that arise.
In many ways you are spontaneous, but with this comes an inclination to be bluntly honest and frank, or at least, straightforward and much to the point. You never intend to hurt anyone, but the truth is all important to you, and you never hesitate to tell it like it is. Tact and restraint can be issues of concern, but you probably don't care. You are so independent. You can rarely be pushed an inch in any direction unless you decide the direction your being pushed is where you want to go.
These blows are softened only by your warm, jovial and outgoing friendliness. Even when you stick your hoof in your mouth you can recover and show up as a winner. Often "lady luck" just smiles on you. Sagittarius has a happy-go-lucky, honest, cheerful, and ever optimistic approach to life; but then can turn right around and be so careless, restless and extravagant.
You have a natural love of the outdoors and may develop strong enthusiasm for sports and outdoor adventure. Sagittarius is the sign most often associated with sports, and you are inclined to physical activity and active endeavors, particularly outdoors.
Future-oriented, you rarely allow problems or setbacks to get you down for long. You put disappointment behind you and start working toward your next adventure. Never satisfied with moving along in slow lane, you want to set the pace on a grand scale. Whatever you set out to do, must be the biggest and best. You want to live life to its fullest. You can work well with anybody, accepting them for what they are. You are the natural, open-hearted extrovert, an easy person live and work with. Relying on your glibness and complete self-confidence, you are a natural in the world of selling. Still in the area of organization and perseverance you may need help from other factors in the chart. If you are like most Sagittarius natives, you can be down right irresponsible and unreliable at times. Your personality is such, however, that people don't get upset about it. It's that natural Sagittarius charm that carries you through the tough spots.
Sagittarius is the sign of higher education. You live to expand your horizons in every possible way, wanting to see the world and experience it. You want to meet interesting people and try everything. Your curiosity is boundless and your desire for knowledge is paramount.
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