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going to be busy!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Just letting everyone know that I'm going to be busy for the next... um... year probably. lol. I am working in the hospital starting monday for up to 80 hours a week so I won't have time to get on as much. but I will stay focused on my weight loss and get on when I can!

Keep sparking everyone!

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SAMANTHAJEAN86 8/11/2009 10:35PM

    Good luck to you, stay strong and stay focused, you got this!

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DARBABY4 8/10/2009 4:03AM

    Good luck on all you are doing right now. 80 hours is alot, but I am sure the time will go quick and before you know it you will be done. Is this your last leg of your degree plan? I know most tracks have you do your clinical hours last.

Make sure to get lots of rest, eat good to keep up your energy and make sure to wash your hands as often as you can! I know you know all that, but I can't help it- I'm a mom.

KIT :)

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GONABFIT 8/2/2009 7:36PM

    Thanks you guys! Maine... I will DEFINITELY check in! :)

Renewme don't worry, I am NOT getting paid to do this. We are medical students, and basically we are paying to do all of this work... with loans! :) So, don't worry... we are all in the same boat!

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MAINEROCKS 8/2/2009 10:08AM

    I can't imagine! Yikes! Have fun, learn lots, and pop in to say hi from time to time so that we don't miss you tooooo much. :-)

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11-RENEWAL-20 8/2/2009 8:35AM

    I will never understand why some people are asked to work 80 hours a week when others are having their hours cut or are being laid off. I've read several reports of nurses and teachers being out of work because of the economy...what a strange world we live in. Take care of yourself during this busy time...get you rest. emoticon
Congratulations on having a steady job. Sharon

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The Purge

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

At this very moment I am in the midst of a much needed PURGE! (of clothes!)

The thing is... I have been trying to de-clutter my apartment, life, etc... I feel that you can never truly be free to have peace until you remove the unnecessary things from your life :) I have SOOO many clothes. And while that is not a bad thing, I was sitting here thinking that day in and out I feel as if I have nothing to wear, yet I have clothes in drawers, bags, in the closet, on the floor in bins... etc... And I KNOW it is a blessing to even HAVE this as a problem. But today I decided that even if I do not finish, I will get organized (you have to start somewhere) and I am going through my clothes to give away the things I can. If they are in bins I probably don't use them every day anyway... And maybe this will be the incentive I need to actually buy some clothes that I would feel more comfortable wearing.

The strange thing is I AM NOT A SHOPPER. These clothes are accumulated from years of not getting rid of "out of style" clothes and always being around the same size... I can still wear some clothes that I had in 9th grade (though I wouldn't wear them in public... lol) and I'm 24 now!

I just wanted to write a quick blog to remind us all to take inventory of our lives and be THANKFUL for all the things you DO have even if you don't have everything you want or need. And while you're at it, find something to give away to someone who is in need!

Happy Tuesday. Back to school for me tomorrow! We start working in the hospital and now I have to wear business casual every day... WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD! LOL

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DARBABY4 8/10/2009 4:10AM

    I have to purge some clothes too. I have so many clothes that I can't put them all away- not enough closet and drawer space for it all. One of the reasons I have had a hard time letting the clothes go is because they all still fit me and are in really good condition. Before I went on vacation, I purged a huge trash bag of clothes that I donated to Goodwill.

I am not a shopper either! Hanging in my closet are outfits I used to wear before I had kids- my oldest is almost ten! Kinda proud that it all still fits, but enough is enough!

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*KITTYKAT* 7/29/2009 10:16AM

  Good luck :) I did this a few weeks back and it sure does feel great!

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JULIE2BTRUE 7/29/2009 1:28AM

    Doesn't it feel great to know that we can eliminate stress, organize ourselves, and benefit others lives at the same time....

What a FANTASTIC IDEA, and loving thing to do!!!!
(((((ROCK ON)))))

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MAINEROCKS 7/28/2009 11:51PM

    good luck with the purge!! i've downsized "stuff" in general over the last couple years and although it's hard sometime, it feels so good when it's over!

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Who is in control? : jUST DO IT!

Monday, July 27, 2009

I am beginning to realize... that we only can change the things we believe we have control over. So maybe we should look at our opposition as opportunities to grow into the people we need to be. an opportunity to FIND the things we CAN control... the things we CAN change and change them.

Instead of feeling overwhelmed that I am going to work 80 hours a week this year, maybe life would be more enjoyable if I thought of the things I can do to enrich my life in the meanwhile. (ex. doing daily morning exercises... praying at night, finding 5 mins to meditate)

Also I was thinking... maybe the "secret" to success is in doing the things you know you have to do... WHETHER you feel like it or not. Working out at 5:30 a.m. if you know that is the only time you can carve out of your day, studying for a test you don't want to take because you know in the long run you will gain way more than you lost by studying..., maybe Nike was right and we should JUST DO IT!

This weeks affirmation: There are things in my life that I CAN control! I can do what I need to do to achieve my goals.

Thought to ponder: How much quicker could we achieve our goals if we felt that we were truly in control. that our goal was not out of reach....?

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MAINEROCKS 7/28/2009 11:52PM

    awesome blog post!!

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P123ENNY 7/28/2009 9:41AM

    Thank you for this message! I have printed it out and put it in my office at work and at home! Your right, quit complaining and saying I can't and JUST DO IT! You just made a difference in someone elses life :) You go!

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JULIE2BTRUE 7/27/2009 2:38PM

    You are so right, sweetie...

We would certainly reach our goals much quicker, if we'd only spend more time "just doing it," instead of worrying that we'll never get it done.

I love YOUR prospective on this!!!!!!!!
Julie emoticon emoticon

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Bikini pics...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

So I may not be perfect in my bikini but I'm hoping to be confident enough to enjoy my cruise and have fun without worrying about anything! I have improved a lot and I'm sure I will continue to improve. I just wanted to show you guys my pic... :-)

My goals for the 2nd half of the year:
~ Continue exercising as much as possible. 30-1 hr 5-6x week. Take my puppy on a daily walk. :) He loves his walks!

REACH my goal of 115. Finish reading Beck Diet Solution. Lift weights 3-4 times a week. Develop and maintain HEALTHY stress management. Learn how to eat right and MAKE a way to continue it despite my busy schedule. There are no excuses. I will just have to plan ahead. Love MYSELF enough to provide myself with the things I need. Sleep, healthy food, laughter, family, peace. Maintain GOALS in life. Keep a view of my future and have a positive attitude about it. Pray regularly! Continue to journal. Read one positive book per month (OR atleast as much as possible). I will be working 80 hour weeks for the next YEAR. :-) Pray for my strength please!

I can't be too specific about my exercise plans because my life is crazy( the 3rd year of med school is supposed to be MUCH MUCH harder than the other... and THAT is hard to believe... lol. WOW )but I am promising myself to DO AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. And I keep my promises! :-D


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SWEETTOOTH10 7/29/2009 7:23AM

    You do look Great. Hope you had fun on your cruise! Keep up the positive attitude! Best of luck to you in med school!

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    Wow, YOU GO GIRL! You look great!!! Enjoy your cruise! :)

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MAINEROCKS 7/1/2009 10:21PM

    woohoo! lookin good girl! you are doing so well. you are so inspiring because you have the CRAZIEST schedule and yet you still get it all in. if you can do it, the rest of us really have no excuses!! :-)

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NEEDINGJESUS 6/30/2009 4:44PM

    You go girl!You look great in that bathing suit.Enjoy your cruise you deserve it.

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MOCACHOC 6/30/2009 3:47PM


Go ahead enjoy your vacation. It's all about how you feel about you. To heck with what other people think anyway because they are insecure with themselves.

Peace and Love

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GONABFIT 6/30/2009 2:53PM

    WOW! Thank you guys. you are all so sweet! Hopefully I will muster the courage to wear it on the cruise... if not I have a cute one piece :-D

Gjoy.. .thank you for that comment, you sound just like my mom (and she'd my favorite person so that is a compliment!) I will do my best to appreciate where I am. It's just so easy to see our flaws and notice how great everyone else looks. I don't enjoy being the "fat" friend. :-D But I am in good shape and I just may show it off!

I'll put my cruise pics up in 2 weeks when I go!

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SPARKLE1908 6/30/2009 2:14PM

    You are looking good girl!!! Keep up the great work you are doing with EVERYTHING!!!!

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KSTYLEFITNESS 6/30/2009 1:26PM

    You look great in your swimsuit. Have fun on your cruise, you deserve it!!

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HROSS1127 6/30/2009 12:57PM

    lookin good girl!!!

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GJOY727 6/30/2009 12:49PM

  Miss Gonabfit,

You look marvelous. Don't do what most women do when we are young which is think we are to fat or not enough of something. Your stomach is flat you have a waistline you are fabulous...enjoy your summer you deserve it!!!

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Introducing King Cesar!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A picture of my puppy (Cesar)! I tried to load more but the thing was taking too long to load. So... this is just one sneak peak! :-D

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NENA-RACER 7/25/2009 5:37PM

    He's adorable!

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NEEDINGJESUS 6/30/2009 10:55AM

    He is adorable! emoticon

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LUCYGODDESS 6/30/2009 10:50AM

    How sweet!

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CRITTERMAMA912 6/30/2009 10:45AM

  emoticon What a cutie! Looks like that is 'his' spot! LOL! emoticon

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