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I'm Down...

Saturday, March 15, 2014

9 pounds! :-D

Was going to wait until I made it to 10 lbs to make an announcement but DRTAMM told me I hadn't told anyone yet about the weight loss... So, I figured I'd go ahead and tell you guys.

Working hard. Counting calories more often than not and trying to make BETTER choices when it comes to eating.

I'm hoping to lose at least 30 pounds but shoot I could lose 50 and not be underweight. We will see... Slowly, but surely ONE pound at a time.

Here's to a GOOD year and GREAT journey of self-love and permanent weight loss

  
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ANDROMEDA1967 3/18/2014 9:20PM

    Congrats!!

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FITGIRL15 3/17/2014 8:38AM

    Awesome Job!!! Your efforts are paying off! Way to go!

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KAYATLANTA2010 3/16/2014 8:54PM

    You are doing a FANTASTIC job taking great care of yourself! I am so proud of you and your exciting progress!!!!!!!
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TEALADY0531 3/16/2014 12:59PM

    emoticon emoticon That's emoticon So glad you shared this with us! I for one, need the motivation! emoticon emoticon

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OAXACA1 3/16/2014 11:18AM

    BRAVO!!!!!!!!!

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OAXACA1 3/16/2014 11:18AM

    BRAVO!!!!!!!!!

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NELLJONES 3/16/2014 8:26AM

    Many congratulations!!

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HERCULIA 3/15/2014 7:23PM

    That is amazing! Every pound counts!!!
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JENISDOINGTHIS 3/15/2014 6:35PM

    emoticon emoticon This is great. Keep up the good work.

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KELLIEBEAN 3/15/2014 5:21PM

    That is fantastic. Shout it from the rooftops baby! You are on a roll!

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BRAINYBLONDE5 3/15/2014 4:30PM

    woohoo that is so wonderful! congrats! :D

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SLENDERELLA61 3/15/2014 4:29PM

    Congrats! All your hard work and wise choices are paying off!! -Marsha

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NELLIEC 3/15/2014 4:19PM

    That is great. And you are right - ONE pound at a time!

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LADYGSC 3/15/2014 4:11PM

    Congrats are in order - keep sparking! Be blessed! emoticon emoticon

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JUSTME9898 3/15/2014 3:40PM

  Way to go! Congrats

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Still working hard :-D

  
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CHICKPEA23 2/21/2014 9:30AM

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  good for you. you can do it. keep it up.

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WOW!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Just wanted to let you guys know I haven't had any fast food so far this week! This is a BIG DEAL because I'm pretty sure I was addicted. smh.

Bought a Vitamix blender! Did I tell you guys that? Well... I LVOE it. And made enough with my FIRST smoothie for 3 servings. Also packing snacks and taking my food to work or eating at home.

Go me. I'm just happy!

  
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GONABFIT 1/26/2014 7:16PM

    Thank you all for reading!

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SWEETLIPS 1/20/2014 10:55PM

    Great blog - I dropped over and you look great!

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JAI_COVEY 1/15/2014 12:22PM

    Congrats on not eating fast food. Don't worry, you're not the only one addicted to fast food. I don't know why burger king has some good fries. Eventually I am going to get a blender so that I can make smoothies. I never really had a smoothie before.

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SUSANBEAMON 1/10/2014 1:20AM

  great news. the longer you go without getting fast food, the more money you'll save too.

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BOOZEYFORD 1/9/2014 2:52PM

    Awesome.

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FITGIRL15 1/9/2014 1:12PM

    GREAT JOB!!!! Stick with it, Girl!!!! You are rocking your new years goals!!!
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CHICKPEA23 1/9/2014 1:02PM

    People who get a Vitamix always rave about it... enjoy the smoothies! (I recommend putting in frozen bananas - revolutionized my smoothie recipes!)
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MAGNOLIA416 1/9/2014 9:44AM

    Bravo!!! That's a huge accomplishment!

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KAYATLANTA2010 1/9/2014 6:50AM

    You are doing GREAT!!! I hear you on the fast food...let's stay away from it.. And your Vitamix sounds great! I support you with the smoothies. I made a tasty one yesterday with lots of spinach, frozen raspberries, a little almond butter, banana and coconut water. It was good and much better than going out for fast food.

So proud of your healthy choices!
Kay

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CANES4EVER63 1/9/2014 12:18AM

    Keep up the great work!

Vitamix has SO many opportunities! Soups, smoothies, sauces, dips, etc. It's amazing! I wish I had one :(

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FITWITHIN 1/8/2014 10:10PM

    Great job! I'm doing a 10 day smoothie challenge myself. Believe it hasn't been easy when I want solid food. However, it's a great way for a fresh start for my system. Keep up the great work.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 1/8/2014 8:22PM

    Good job!! Keep up the good work and it'll soon become a habit!!

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MJ7DM33 1/8/2014 8:16PM

  WTG! Keep it up

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New Year's GOALS :-)

Tuesday, January 07, 2014


My personal goals are to weigh 130-140 [higher end of normal BMI but I'd be *satisfied with up to 150.] Yea, I set a 20 pound range intentionally. My MAIN goal is to get back to a healthy BMI. I'm short... so healthy for me would be ~ 105-135.

160- no longer in the "obese" category
135- no longer overweight
100-135: Is considered healthy for my height.

The weird thing is that though I am clearly overweight/obese at this point, I don't look completely out of shape! That is probably because I have always remained active and my body is somewhat toned, despite the excess fat... and I'm curvy so my hips and butt are big but my stomach is relatively flat.

I am somewhat lenient with my expectations as far as FINAL weight because I think I will change my desires as I get closer. I was last "happy" with my weight at 150 lbs. I remember being 130 and had to workout several hours a day to maintain that. At this point in my life, I don't know if that's going to be feasible.

*** Decreasing fast food, changing my nutrition habits, fewer carbs (not removing them... just putting them back in balance), healthier meats, more protein, MORE WATER, and eating every 3 hours more or less. This is what I plan to do differently this time. Not all at once but I'm working really hard on my nutrition this year. And planning ahead will help me cook more.

I love exercising and always make time for it, but I want to get back to running and consistently tracking my workouts. Also.. I want to get back to running more street races. A marathoner never really loses that running spirit. Only difference is, I don't want to run "to lose weight" it makes it stressful. I just want to run "for the heck of it." :-)

2014 GOALS:
Ultimate weight: 130
Happy Weight: 140
Satisfied Weight: 150
To feel at peace with my life and hopeful for the future
To intentionally manage my stress, so I don't turn to eating or isolation.

So,

I'm curious what your goals are and how you are choosing them. Are you able to set an ultimate, happy, and satisfied goal weight? What will you do differently this time to get to your goal and stay there?

  
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    I don't want to lose too much weight because I'll look sick. My doctor wants me around 150 but I'll be happy around 170 - 175. emoticon

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ZOSBOS 1/7/2014 12:55PM

    I can really relate to your discussion about ultimate/happy/satisfied weight. I have set my goal weight as 150lbs - even though this still leaves me in the 'overweight' category, because I know that is a weight I can maintain with regular exercise and still enjoy a balanced diet and I am happy with my shape at that weight.
For me the fitness is a more important goal, like you I just love to run, once a runner always a runner!
Best of luck achieving your goals, I am sure you'll do great this year!

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FITGIRL15 1/7/2014 11:10AM

    I love your non-weight goals... if you focus on them, the weight goal will happen naturally! :)

I started a challenge (we call it our "Weight Loss Challenge, or WLC for short, LOL) with my boyfriend (of all people) which has spurred some co workers to join us! HAHA... unfortunately the coworkers are 10 years younger then my BF and I so, they aren't as motivated, dedicated, focused as Joe and I are. (Cause, trust me, 35 sure ain't 25!!! Don't I know it!!!) It's been fun working at this with friends and having someone to be excited for me when I lose! (I get on such a weight loss high, it's crazy!!!)

I hope you can find a plan that makes you feel as motivated, excited and happy! Because in the end, your weight doesn't really matter, nor will a low body weight bring you TRUE happiness! The JOURNEY is so much more rewarding then the goal!!!


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Thank you Thunder Thighs Day 2: Bombshell Bootcamp is BACK

Thursday, January 02, 2014

LOL... I just like to call myself a bombshell. Makes me workout harder. ;-) Especially if and when I'm listening to Beyonce.

Just posting quickly to say I got through the holiday season without gaining a pound. NOT ONE POUND! Actually, I'm down about 5-8 lbs. :-D

Now for the rest of these excess pounds. I'm getting my plan in place for the next 6 months and want to change my MIND and body before starting fellowship. [ ETA: Below is a random letter to myself (and whoever is reading who may feel the same way). Random thoughts, improper punctuation and all. Quick blog at work. :-) ]

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Hey Beautiful,

WOW time flies.

I'm 6 months away from finishing residency. I joined Spark people right before I started medical school/ end of college... and I've been a part of the community since 2007. I've SO appreciated being here. Even though I haven't yet gotten to my goal weight, for many reasons, I've gained so much more.

I lost my insecurities about my curves. I lost my need to belittle my body every minute. Lost the need for comparisons and to ask do I look fat in this every chance I get.

LOL. My weight is higher now compared with 2007... I'm MORE curvy, I realize I actually MIGHT look fat in something... and you know what, it's ok. Gaining weight taught me something too . I learned that loving myself fully is the WHOLE REASON for this journey. When I get back to 140 lbs I truly believe I won't be beating myself up over why I'm not 120. When I'm 135 I won't long for 115. If I do, I won't have learned this beautiful lesson of self-love and I think that's how and why people yo-yo and gain weight back.

This is a lesson of self love, Point blank, At least for me. I love what my body has done. I've run 2 marathons. TWO. 26.2 miles twice. Toe nails lost, tears cried, blisters, corns :-(, but my feet healed. My body remained strong. LOL. Ran 3 half marathons and many many smaller races. I've done taebo, turbo jam, insanity/P90x (though I didn't finish those ), the Firm etc. Lots of exercise videos. Bought a treadmill and spin bike.

My body has continued to perform despite sleepless nights, unbelievable amounts of stress (medical school, residency, ridicule, insecurities), junk food, fatigue, sickness, etc. And there she is... going strong, waking up each morning, and functioning like the well-oiled machine she is. So to my voluptuous body I say THANK YOU!

Thank you for continuing to go on despite my flaws and mistakes. Thanks to my musical, magical, thunder thighs that have warned others I was coming with the swishing sound and ruined many a pair of pants by being a little too friendly with each other (and rubbing a hole in the leg LOL). Thank you body for holding on and hanging in there with me through it all until I could convince my MIND that I didn't need the weight anymore.

Now, it's my turn to show MY appreciation and give you the love, rest, kindness, nutrition you've been wanting all along. We are gonna ROCK this year!!! In the end... I promise I'll make it worth it. Watch me work.

- Gonabfit aka Beautiful Bombshell. :-)

  
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GONABFIT 1/7/2014 10:55AM

    Thank you all!!

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    What a fantastic blog! Thank you!

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KAYATLANTA2010 1/4/2014 8:36AM

    Great blog, wonderful sentiment, phenomenal person.
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CHICKPEA23 1/3/2014 3:31PM

    Fantastic! I love how your goal is to love and appreciate yourself above and beyond any weight loss. I'm working on redefining how I take care of myself, and that includes more self-acceptance.

You're totally in the final stretch of your residency! I give doctors so much credit for everything they go through to reach that goal. What is your specialty? I don't think I have asked you that before.

Anyway, can't wait to see how 2014 unfolds! Keep us posted and keep going strong!
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MCFITZ2 1/2/2014 11:05AM

    Good for you. Wonderful blog. When you practice remember to look beyond appearances. One of the things I have gotten most angry about is when an MD see over weight as the cause of what ever brought you into the office or er. Injured on the ski slope due to faulty equipment. If you lose weight bla bla bla.
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FITWITHIN 1/2/2014 10:59AM

    Congratulations to 6 months to go in residency. Hats off to you for all that you have accomplished over the years. Continue with much success to you in your personal life and career. emoticon

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