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Updated: Bahama Mama Week 3 Yoga Challenge Tracker w/ Pictures

Saturday, April 04, 2009

I can earn a total of 55 points for my team this week!! Oh, how I love a challenge!!!

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Saturday 4/4 **DONE**
Tree Pose Y
Plank Y
Sun Salutation N
Childs Pose Y
Triangle Pose Y
Bonus Pose posted on team chat Y (Warrior Pose)

Sunday 4/5 **DONE**
Tree Pose Y
Plank Y
Sun Salutation N
Childs Pose Y
Triangle Pose Y
Bonus Pose posted on team chat Y (Cobra Pose)

Monday 4/6 **DONE**
Tree Pose Y
Plank Y
Sun Salutation N
Childs Pose Y
Triangle Pose Y
Bonus Pose posted on team chat Y (Sphinx Pose)

Tuesday 4/7 (Went to my favorite Yoga Class) **DONE**
Tree Pose N
Plank Y
Sun Salutation Y
Childs Pose Y
Triangle Pose Y
Bonus Pose posted on team chat Y (One-Legged King Pigeon Pose, Wheel Pose on Stability Ball and a many many more....but no points for the extra ones [SMILE])

Wednesday 4/8 **NOT DONE**
Tree Pose N
Plank N
Sun Salutation N
Childs Pose N
Triangle Pose N
Bonus Pose posted on team chat N

Thursday 4/9 **DONE**
Tree Pose Y
Plank Y
Sun Salutation N
Childs Pose Y
Triangle Pose Y
Bonus Pose posted on team chat N

Friday 4/10 **DONE**
Tree Pose Y
Plank Y
Sun Salutation Y
Childs Pose Y
Triangle Pose Y
Bonus Pose posted on team chat Y/N

APRIL Pose Off (up to 25 points) =25
Bonus Poses (Up to 5, each an additional 5 points) = 25
Yoga Pose Off Pic Posted Y/N (additional 5 points) = 05
RUNNING TOTAL = 55


In the picture below I am doing the Parighasana a/k/a "The Gate Pose"

Benefits:
* Stretches the sides of the torso and spine
* Stretches the hamstrings
* Opens the shoulders
* Stimulates abdominal organs and lungs

Here's the link for more details: www.yogajournal.com/poses/1704

And here's the picture:

  
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COUNTRYBUMKIN65 4/21/2009 2:25PM

    I'm Proud Of You!!! Way To Go!!

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CAROLKCP 4/10/2009 10:23PM

    & you done the pose w/ a smile, you go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NEWBEIN 4/8/2009 9:43AM

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Look at that SMILE on your face..u look BEAUTIFUL. I don't smile when I do yoga..I grunt and sweat! emoticon

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HICALGAL 4/8/2009 12:31AM

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DESTINY2BFIT 4/7/2009 10:06PM

    Lady~

You are looking "graceful"!! emoticon

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KAYEREADER 4/7/2009 8:40PM

    Go D! Love you pose - you are definitely working it!

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2008LYNN 4/7/2009 5:06PM

  Work it, work it...

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MZPERSEVERANCE 4/5/2009 7:43AM

    You go Sweetie..

I've been hitting the Yoga in the morning too..What a way to sart the day!!!

I saw my Soror on TV...I said praise him!!!

I finally saw your infomercial. It was the best feeling, I wanted to call people and say I know her....I know her...that's my friend.

Work it Soror!!

Love ya Lynn

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KATRINIA17 4/5/2009 1:37AM

    Way to go D!

As I was reading this, I was doing the moves! LOL

Hugs-Kat

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GODZDESIGN95 4/5/2009 1:09AM

    I do pilates. Downward facing dog may get my back emoticon. Got to be safe!!!

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HIGHPLAINSTANGO 4/4/2009 4:50PM

  emoticon Yoga feels so relaxing and also leaves one feeling stronger and lean!

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EMITTINGLOVE 4/4/2009 2:27PM

    I, too, love a challenge! Let's do this! BTW- you look fantastic!

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KAYEREADER 4/4/2009 12:14PM

    Have fun with it. I know you'll be a great asset to your team.

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JANEYJAYE 4/4/2009 12:08PM

    om.......... emoticon

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Ah Ha...I knew it: Why "sweets" are my KRYPTONITE!!

Friday, April 03, 2009

The excerpt below is from an article that I read during lunch on SPARK:

"The interesting fact about fructose is that it is metabolized in a totally different way than other carbohydrates. It does not stimulate or require insulin for transportation to the cells. Since there is no need for insulin release, there is also no secretion of leptin. Therefore the feeling of satiety is altered—you continue to eat and possibl[y] overeat. "

Did you read that last part? YOU CONTINUE TO EAT AND POSSIBLY OVEREAT!!! That's exactly what "sweets" (i.e. cookies, doughnuts, cake and candy do to me)!!!

Whereas some folks are disciplined enough to eat these things in moderation, I AM NOT. It would be nothing for me to inhale an entire dozen of doughnuts in 5 minutes or less...NO JOKE...I've done it. Then afterwards I want something salty, then I crave something sweet...and so on and so on. This is why I have to avoid my KRYPTONITE. I even have to watch the artificial sweeteners because when I over do it, something is triggered in me to continue to eat and yes, possibly overeat.

Listed below are links to two articles that go into more detail about what I've blogged about. I encourage anyone who is like me and is completely addicted to "sweets" and without the ability to demonstrate any type of reasonable control of your cravings to check these articles out.


DIET DANGER: HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
on_articles.asp?id=486


THE SWEET FACTS ON ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
on_articles.asp?id=289


This blog is specifically for my SP Friend DESTINY2BFIT...step away from the Jelly Beans...you can do it!!!

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LANIYA1 4/8/2009 3:10PM

    OMG!OMG!OMG! I'm tardy but this so hits home. I experienced this on this week. I just had to have something sweet on Monday right-RIGHT. So I decided to go to Chick-Fil-A and get a small, vanilla 'icedream' cone. Oh it was delish!! BUT after I ate the icedream, I went into the kitchen to get something to drink because I normally get thirsty after consuming a dairy product. What do I see, popcorn!! So I popped a bag. Then I craved a pickle. So I went to the gas station to buy an individually pkg pickle. I thought it was just that TOM, but now I see differently. Thanks.

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EMITTINGLOVE 4/4/2009 2:30PM

    OOOOhhh ohhh! I'm so glad you blogged about this. Sweets are my biggest challenge! I always seem to crave them and actually don't think a meal is complete unless I've had dessert. Thank you a million times because it helps to drive home the fact that some things I just need to stay away from altogether. mmm!

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HICALGAL 4/4/2009 5:16AM

    sad but true this stuff is allowed for public consumption knowing how it's adding to the obesity problem and the rising health costs in our country. the more consumers are educated about "unfoods", the sooner it'll be off the shelves... like trans fats. until then we need to keep our KRYPTONITE radar on. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DESTINY2BFIT 4/3/2009 11:29PM

    Girl~

THANKS so much!! emoticon You have shared a WEALTH of knowledge with these articles!! They are so true...I normally portion the jelly beans out to one serving, which is 30 jelly beans, but I CAN'T stop eating at 30 lately. emoticon I emoticon candy!! But I know that it is holding me back with being successful CONSISTENTLY. I have to put a stop to this now, before it's to late. I can't thank you enough for blogging about this & including those articles!! You are a true "GODSEND"!! emoticon

Carla

BTW~What did you do when you gave up the sweets? What did you do when you had the cravings? This is going to be hard, but I KNOW that I can do it!!

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PARALEE 4/3/2009 9:02PM

    I'm with you on this. I CANNOT EAT SUGAR. Or should I say ... I cannot STOP eating sugar. So I choose to avoid it. At least I try ...

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GIRLINMOTION 4/3/2009 8:57PM

    When it comes to KRYPTONITE foods, I find it easier not to start, than think I can stop at a taste. I can devour a whole cheese cake in a day, and I am not talking a slice or a small cake either. I don't fill full till it is all gone. I try to avoid buying these things, but sometimes you want something in the house just in case (someone drops in), but it is devoured before anyone comes over?

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JANEYJAYE 4/3/2009 7:42PM

    I've had to do some serious reading at the store to avoid that Kryptonite! It's frightening how many things they put that toxin in.

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SLENDERELLA2010 4/3/2009 4:32PM

   
I hear ya! I always feel better when I stay away from the sugary carbs, they encourage me to binge like crazy!

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MZPERSEVERANCE 4/3/2009 3:31PM

    Thanks for sharing...Awesome Ahhhaaahhhha moment!!!

Love you girl

Have a great weekend...We're going to stay away from that KRYPTONITE!!! I've already had my fair share...

Lynn



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HIGHPLAINSTANGO 4/3/2009 2:25PM

  I love when there's a scientific explanation for things :)

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RUNGIRL4LIFE 4/3/2009 2:15PM

    Thanks I am going to read these now. I have to stay away from sweets too. I can't stop at one or two so I try not to have any.

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GODZDESIGN95 4/3/2009 1:43PM

    Girl I can relate with those sweets and they are poison to since I am diabetic. I try and opt for one that are better for me. But I have told that I can over it on those too. I have found something that to is like a cereal bar and a cookie. They are called soy joys and they are delicious. I wish they came in a box though. I do not order from the net,.

Yep that High Corn fructose is a bad boy!!! and it is everything even bread. So I buy naturals own and pepperidgefarm brands only. It is even in ketchup.

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SKINNY in PINK

Monday, March 30, 2009



This picture of "Yours Truly" was taken yesterday after church. I had not planned to post any new pictures until after the Lenten Challenge with my church had concluded.

However, this morning I showed the picture to one of my co-workers and she exclaimed, "OH MY GOODNESS, LOOK AT HOW SKINNY YOU ARE!!!"

Okay, with that I decided to share my SKINNY IN PINK picture with the people who have been such an awesome source of support since I've been BACK to BASICS...and those are my good SP Friends.

Since getting BACK to BASICS, I have....

21.4 POUNDS DOWN and
21.5 POUNDS TO GO.... emoticon

Ain't GOD good!!! (this is still a declaration not a question!)

  
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CONSTANCELG 4/7/2009 5:31PM

    Look how absolutely fabulous you look!!!

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LANIYA1 4/7/2009 4:12PM

    Chiiiiile, you workin that PANK!!!! emoticon

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SWCHOICE 4/6/2009 1:09PM

    Hi Soror!

This is a beautiful picture! Pink is a great color to shine in! emoticon

Your are an inspiration!

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GRAMMYSKIDS58 4/5/2009 10:21PM

    Oh my gosh... you look sooo awesome. You don't look like you need to loose another 21.5 pounds! Woo hooo! Keep up the fantastic work.
Hugs, Kathy

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SHORTYGETFIT 4/4/2009 9:43AM

    God is good all the time! Pretty in Pink Lady! Congrats!

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SLENDERELLA2010 4/3/2009 4:32PM

   

You look ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KATRINIA17 4/1/2009 12:26AM

    I saw the new picture and was gonna comment but knew you would have a blog up about it! Sparks just wouldn't let me post to any blogs yesterday so I'm making my rounds today and let me tell you D, you do pink well woman! Real Well!

Hugs-Kat



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CAROLKCP 3/31/2009 4:23PM

    Loving the look. You will be at your goal in no time. emoticon

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MAGNIFATIC 3/31/2009 3:21PM

    Oh Yeah! Skinny in Pink, yes you are!! I love this picture of you. Not only do you look skinny you look so happy. You are proud to pose for that camera. I am totally motivated by you and your success. Keep it up girl. emoticon

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CINDYCIN9 3/31/2009 3:04AM

    OMG! Lady!!! Well, after seeing your picture and then reading your Sparkpage, I was thinking Gese God is REALLY good. Then I came over here to read your blog, Amazing! And this is why I'm so impressed is because you're goals are sooo realistic! That if anyone did this they could lose weight. I'm only 124lbs and in good physical shape, but if I applied your eating habits,...It would've been you inspiring me. Great great job! emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 3/30/2009 9:22PM

    Oh my!!!! You gorgeous thing! The way that dress is fitting you, I think you going to have to buy some new close soon (maybe even that RED dress), it looks like it is becoming too big for you?

Hugs, Sonia

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DOINME4LIFE 3/30/2009 8:05PM

    Beautiful!! emoticon

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HICALGAL 3/30/2009 7:57PM

    You're beautiful! emoticon



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NOEILAND 3/30/2009 5:12PM

    Pretty & Skinny in Pink! Nothing beats that! emoticon

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MONTANAGAL 3/30/2009 4:42PM

    As your strength training Montanagal would put it...

"You're gettin skinnified".

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DESTINY2BFIT 3/30/2009 2:57PM

    You look FAB!! Like you said God IS GOOD!! :-)

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KRISTA-GIRL 3/30/2009 2:26PM

    You look BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You are amazing! You are such a wonderful inspiration, in so many ways emoticon - Krista

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JANEYJAYE 3/30/2009 2:15PM

    Hey Gorgeous! You are doing so well and I am overjoyed that you have found a new way to motivate and inspire yourself and others. Keep doin' what you're doin' cause it's working for ya, Sistah!!!

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WYOWILDDEE 3/30/2009 1:52PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonYou are beautiful! Pink is definately your color! Your smile sets it off perfectly. WOW, halfway through... you go girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STEPHAM1 3/30/2009 1:46PM

    WOW! Look at you! That is skinny in pink! emoticon
I am so happy for you and very proud of your progress.
I'm glad to be a fellow Bahama Mama with you on my side!
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HONEYBEE56 3/30/2009 1:42PM

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You are doing wonderfully! Look at you! Amazing! What an inspiration you are and have been to all those who have seen you here on sparkpeople!

Thanks for sharing this picture! You are looking fabulous!


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PERFECT01 3/30/2009 1:38PM

    Excellent! Keep up the good work. God bless you and yours abundantly this holy season.

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SHININGTHRU126 3/30/2009 1:38PM

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God bless you - pink is your color!

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KEYTA165 3/30/2009 1:33PM

    You look abosolutely STUNNING! God Bless you on ya journey! emoticon

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MZPERSEVERANCE 3/30/2009 1:32PM

    Yes we serve and awesome God...and YOU are definitely skinny in PINK

Do it Girl

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GODZDESIGN95 3/30/2009 1:29PM

    NOT ONLY WOULD I SAY SKINNY IN PINK BUT PETTY ALSO. GO IS AWESOME!!

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BROWNBEAUTY2008 3/30/2009 1:15PM

    You go Girl!! You look Great!! emoticon On your success!!

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My Version of CHEATING...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

...and the NUTRITION TRACKER helped me out!!!

I've been noticing that quite a few of my friends and team mates have scheduled "Cheat Days." Since starting my Back to Basics plan, I have been really eating clean. There are some days that I may exceed my sodium goal of 2300 mg. but I have not had any Kryptonite, fast food or even fried foods. Nor have I really had any serious cravings for that stuff (GOD IS GOOD). I have been planning my meals at least 24 hours in advance and being the planner that I am, I typically try to stick to my plans...so I crave or look forward to what's scheduled on my Nutrition Tracker.

Well earlier this week, my #1 Nutrition accountability partner from the CARDIO CONNOISSEURS team mentioned that she was planning to have a steak one night for dinner. My mouth has been watering for a good steak every since I read her post. Plus, I've had a taste for sweet potato fries...then low and behold I get an email from SP with the recipe for the day...and there was a healthier version of sweet potato fries (GOD IS GOOD).

Being that Sunday is my scheduled weigh in day for BACK to BASICS and I'm already ahead of schedule with my weekly weight loss goals, I said to myself..."Self, let's schedule a WALL-FRIENDLY cheat meal for Sunday." Of course I eagerly agreed with myself...LOL!

Well, after loading everything into my Nutrition Tracker, I was pleasantly surprised to see that my cheat meal will not be a typical cheat meal after all. I will be eating a lean steak (not a juicy T-Bone) and I've planned to further modify the recipe on SP to reduce the sodium (LOVE...LOVE...LOVE...the SP Recipe calculator!). For the day I will still be in my allowed ranges and will even be significantly below my sodium goal for the day (GOD IS GOOD). Here's how the nutrition numbers for tomorrow are scheduled to play out...I will be able to indulge without going overboard or giving in to my BACK to BASICS plan. YAY ME!

**Note: The recommended ranges in parenthesis are based on my level of activity**

Calories (1780-2130): 1587
Fat (45-79): 64
Carbohydrates (228-330): 177
Protein (60-178): 93
Sodium (0-2300): 1837 emoticon

"But remember that the temptations that come into your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can't stand up against it. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you will not give in to it. " I Cor. 10:13 NLT

  
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CONSTANCELG 4/7/2009 5:34PM

    With God absolutely anything is possible!

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  emoticon I will definitely use healthy substitutions in the future! The full fat versions are just too much! I'm about to get my cardio on! Have a great day!!! emoticon

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PARALEE 3/30/2009 8:18PM

    This is a great post AND you quoted one of my all-time favorite verses. :) Thanks for always inspiring and encouraging your teammates.
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BOOKWORMBABE888 3/29/2009 8:23PM

    Awesome!

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GIRLINMOTION 3/29/2009 10:33AM

    If those ranges are for a cheat day, you could cheat everyday? I think what is happening here, is that your learning moderation and have come from non portion control, to control. And boy doesn't every women what to be in control of her destiny? Especially when there is a RED dress at stake?

Hugs, Sonia

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KATRINIA17 3/29/2009 12:05AM

    Sweet!

I can say this is how I got around it all too. I believe that you can have the food that you love in moderation and by adjustments. Sparks showed you how to get those fries you craved and it worked!

Just like the skinny people, we can have cake...we can even eat it. But with our new knowledge we know how much to eat how to make a healthier cake to fit our life styles.

Congrats to you for putting the knowledge to the test.

Hugs-Kat

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GODZDESIGN95 3/28/2009 11:25PM

    Oh no too much pizza for me. But good for you!! and God is good all the time.

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HICALGAL 3/28/2009 7:16PM

    eating healthy doesn't mean a life of dull rabbit food. it can taste good and quench our appetites too...woohoo. so let's have our cake..i mean steak and eat it too! emoticon

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ATR_1983 3/28/2009 2:38PM

    This is truly a lifestyle change. This prove that we can have anything in moderation and still stay on track. Keep up the good work

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SUNSHINERN11 3/28/2009 12:45PM

    That is sooo awesome! It's stories like this that help me remember that this is a lifestyle change. You are still eating what you want but in a way that keeps you healthy. It's real - you don't feel deprived so you stick with it!

Thanks for sharing ~
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CLEWIS0607 3/28/2009 12:40PM

    Awesome!! It is great that you can have the things you want without it being out of your range:)

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JLITT62 3/28/2009 11:59AM

    Altho I eat mostly vegetarain, my husband doesn't. We are moving soon, and I had more prime rib frozen in my freezer waiting to be eating than any one person ought to! So I've been eating prime rib -- twice a week -- for about the past month or so. With just a side of veggies (a BIG side of veggies). And steadily losing weight.

Anything can go into a healthy lifestyle, in moderation. Planning is key.

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On the wall and I CAN NOT come down!

Monday, March 23, 2009

"...I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down..." Nehemiah 6:3 NKJV

Yesterday (3/22) marked the first official month of my BACK TO BASICS plan. In a month I've lost a little over 19 pounds and a total of 11 inches. I've worked out at least 5 times a week (Woo-Hoo..thanks to a challenge with the CARDIO CONNOISSEURS), am drinking an average of 12 C. of pure water a day, my clothes are fitting so much better, I haven't had any KRYPTONITE and the biggest accomplishment is that I have been consistently updating my Nutrition tracker with every single gram that passes my lips.

Thanks be to GOD that I am so focused and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I will be hitting 217 this year!!! emoticon

Since getting BACK TO BASICS, I have coined a phrase that I use whenever I'm invited to go to a buffet, or when I'm told "you just have to taste this", or "come on one little bite won't hurt you"... I politely say, "No thank you, I'm doing a great work. I'm on the wall and I CAN NOT come down!"

This response is based on the 6th chapter of the book of Nehemiah. When the Judeans returned from Babylonian captivity they were able to rebuild the temple, but the walls were still in ruin. Nehemiah (a prophet) petitioned the king and asked that he be allowed to return to Jerusalem to inspect the walls and lead a building campaign. During those time walls served as a physical source of protection from enemies. Nehemiah's opponents were trying to distract him and get him to stop working, but he refused.

So I've likened my BACK to BASIS plan to Nehemiah's campaign. I have been blessed to be in good health, even when I weighed over 400 lbs. (I had no issues with hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol or anything). I know that my body is a temple and with GOD's help, I need to build the walls of proper nutrition and good eating habits around it, so that I can do the best I can to maintain my temple; therefore, I AM ON THE WALL AND I CAN NOT COME DOWN!

Now, here's the BEST PART...yesterday my Mom (DDROSE) and my Sister (LALA696147) were complimenting me on how well I'm doing and that they could see a noticeable change. Then they both said effective immediately they too were going to get back on the wall. That so made my day!
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"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body." I Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV

  
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TRECECOOKS 4/3/2009 4:08PM

    Thank you so much for this thoughtful devo. Nehemiah has had many applications in my own life, and this is a wonderful reminder, again, of an important truth. Thank you and praise Jesus! Trece

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LACEEJO11 3/29/2009 1:08PM

    This is GREAT!!! Thank you for sharing!! This is exactly where I am in my journey too!! I have discovered the MIGHTY POWER we have available to us, through GODs word, and I am finally getting great results...and, like you, have the reassurance that I WILL SUCCEED this time...because I have put GOD in the equation!! IT REALLY WORKS. That is what I am trying to do with my team, is to show others how to accomplish this. It isn't even a struggle anymore, it is just a journey that I am taking with JESUS as my guide!!! LaceEjo11 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANNIESADVENTURE 3/28/2009 11:07AM

    I love this. I will be snitching your phrase for my own use. I am on the wall and I can't come down. This is a good comeback to use with that inner voice that tempts us. We need to tell ourselves we are on the wall and can't come down, too!
Thank you for a wonderful blog.
Annie

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HICALGAL 3/25/2009 6:15AM

    Amen! emoticon

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 3/24/2009 8:45PM

    Wow keep up the good work. Great job with the story.

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SPARKROZ 3/24/2009 12:06PM

    I LOVE that Nehemiah story!!!!!! I am rooting for you!!! Determination is the key and by your blog I can hear the determination. It's such a blessing to see God in the midst of your plan...keep up the good work and you will succeed!! To God be the glory!!!

Take care, be blessed & keep SPARKING!!!!!!!!!!!

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MZPERSEVERANCE 3/23/2009 11:42PM

    You are my Shero....Don't Come Down Girl!!!!

With him all things are possible~~~He is the reason for the SEASON

Love ya...

Lynn

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GODZDESIGN95 3/23/2009 10:37PM

    Good going girl. Your wall is not coming down on you---- and my giants are going to fall.

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GIRLINMOTION 3/23/2009 9:29PM

    When you hit goal and come off that wall, I can't wait to see you in that red dress. We are all looking so forward to seeing you in that red dress.

Hugs, Sonia

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PARALEE 3/23/2009 8:14PM

    Wow, what an awesome blog! I really love the way you've applied Nehemiah's story. I want to be on the wall, too!
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KAYEREADER 3/23/2009 8:13PM

    Work that wall and don't come down until your work is done!

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STEPPINSTAMPER 3/23/2009 6:09PM

    Love LoVe LOOOOOOOOOOOVE your energy! Getting ON the WALL with you and won't come down! Thanks for your blogs... emoticon

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JANEYJAYE 3/23/2009 5:36PM

    So proud of you!

And I had to stop listening to people who say, "one little bite..." One little bit goes straight to the waistline for me. No thanks! LOL

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NOEILAND 3/23/2009 5:33PM

    Deondra - Congrats on the continued success of your Back to Basics program...you are indeed an inspiration. Keep up the good work!
Noei

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KAT573 3/23/2009 4:13PM

    Well I am glad you were referring to Nehemiah and Not to SpiderMan. emoticon
Seriously, tho, I enjoyed yor blog and more, the story behind the biblical quote. I am a pretty young christian myself, so always appreciate learning more.

Keep on Keeping on, girl!
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ITSJUSTJANE 3/23/2009 4:02PM

    What a BEAUTIFUL blog!!! Congratulations on your success!! I love the last scripture verse! It just puts in all in prospective! I love it all!! I'm on the wall too!!! You should start a team!! I'm on the Wall and I'm not coming down team!!! B/c I am on the wall with you!! And I will not come down!!! This is too important. I swear I have been moved to tears, this means so much to me. I am encourage other friends to read your blog!!!

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CLEWIS0607 3/23/2009 1:43PM

    Amen!! Thank you for sharing that...I may have to start telling everyone that I am on the wall and can't come down:) I honestly think that once you realize that it isn't just about health or vanity but about being your best person so that you can serve the Lord in the way He intended, it puts a whole new perspective on your weight loss. Sounds like you are doing all the right things and keeping a very positive attitude. Keep up the great work girl:)

~~GO BAHAMA MAMAS~~

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