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Friday, August 28, 2009

WEll... good news first.

:-) Good news ladies~ This challenge has allowed me FOR THE FIRST TIME to not have debilitating cramps during TOM!!! YAY for exercise!

Now the worrisome news... So I have developed a heart murmur... and the doctors are worried that something may be going on with my heart. High Blood pressure runs in my family and I've been told on several occasions that I will more than likely be on Blood Pressure meds my whole life because my dad died from a heart attack at 45( VERY young/ and puts you at higher risk).

So basically I have been feeling weak but still pushing through and went to the doctor for a cough and found out I have a new murmur(never had one before). I am remaining prayerful that maybe it is nothing... but in the meanwhile please keep me in your thoughts. I go for my 2nd lab tests on Monday.


And don't worry I am still active, just taking a few lower impact days to protect my heart :)

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CARAMEL79 9/21/2009 5:39PM

    I pray all is going well with you! Just keep reminding yourself who your help comes from!

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GONABFIT 8/30/2009 5:07PM

    Thank you all for your prayers!

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DAUSTINFAN 8/30/2009 4:28PM

    I prayed for you too. emoticon

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    I pray that God will keep you! The weapons formed will not prosper. Give God your best praise and claim victory over your situation. I too will pray for the medical professionals that you come in contact with. May their hands be blessed and may God''s perfect peace reign over you! God Bless you!!! emoticon

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MERCYNGRACE 8/29/2009 6:17PM

    Sending up prayers for you sweetie.

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ZORAHGAIL 8/29/2009 2:04PM

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SPARKLE1908 8/29/2009 1:50PM

    You are definitely in my prayers..whatever the diagnosis, GOD has already delivered the victory to you...I also pray for your doctors and as long as you remain faithful you will get through this....sending sunshine, prayers and good vibes your way!!!

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NORCALTOPAZ 8/29/2009 12:40PM

    Sending good vibrations your way...may everything be well for you.

Just a thought: could it be that you had a congenital heart murmur that was not discussed? The drs. told my parents when I was born but neither of them bothered to tell me until I was pregnant with my son - and it was detected again.


Keep your face toward the sunshine,


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1TOBFIT 8/29/2009 12:21PM

    Sending you happy healthy thoughts and a wish for the best possible outcome on your test results.

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LINDA! 8/29/2009 12:04PM

    Praying for you that there is not a serious health issue! emoticon

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MAINEROCKS 8/29/2009 11:09AM

    You are in my thoughts. I hope all checks out OK!

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TJENNINGS33 8/29/2009 10:36AM

    Hey...I am definitely praying for you. I just sent you a spark message.

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CONKNEE0728 8/29/2009 10:06AM

    Hey, I know that you are a little worried, but you know the WORD! My dad has high blood pressure and my grandmother had heart disease. Both of my sisters have "soft" heart murmurs, not sure if its a difference from what you have they were and are still very active, cheerleading, running,dancing , workouts. etc have not had any problems. Its a irregular heart beat. My sisters are in there mid to late 30's and was diagnosed with this as youth. Keep the faith! By his stripes you are healed!


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MARINEMAMA 8/29/2009 7:27AM

    in my thoughts and prayers emoticon

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SHRYNKABELLE 8/29/2009 4:29AM

    My dad died at 56 of a heart attack, too, and I've had a heart murmur all my life, so this is one of the reasons that I do exercise regularly.

But it sounds like you are in very good hands, my thoughts are with you


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SLJWATTS 8/29/2009 12:44AM

    You are in my prayers, but one thing you should remember- cardiologist and internists are able to do so much more with you now than ever before. Sometimes God works through your medical people... Smiles and hugs, Sharon

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ZORAHGAIL 8/29/2009 12:34AM

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LGONZALEZ70 8/28/2009 11:53PM

    Im hopeful you will prevail from all of this!! You are very smart to keep your activities to a low impact.. emoticon

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DEEJ2U 8/28/2009 11:48PM

    Prayers going up for you. emoticon

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DOLLY_37 8/28/2009 11:47PM

    Your in my T & P, g/l on monday emoticon

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GONABFIT 8/28/2009 11:44PM

    Thank you ladies! Spark is so awesome because you responded way faster than anything I would imagine. I appreciate it. And I will continue to think positive until I receive the results! :-)

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PEPPERLEAH 8/28/2009 11:38PM

    I will be praying. And yes, please take it a little easier until you know for sure what you are dealing with. God is so awesome, and I am praying for Him to restore your health, and that you will not have to be on the meds.


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NANA600 8/28/2009 11:36PM

    YOu have my prayers. The exercise is probably good for you, within the limits of course. I hope your tests turn out in the best way. emoticon

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MARY-LEE1 8/28/2009 11:36PM

    Way to go! And hugs and prayers for your medical issues.


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Preserving my Sexy... 8 week Challenge!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hey everyone! I have decided to start a 8 week challenge since 2009 is WINDING DOWN! Time moves soooo quickly, and over all I am proud to say that I have kept fitness as a priority and even through my crazy schedule I have done my best to make time for my fitness. NOW it's time to crank it up and reach my goals BEFORE 2009 ends... and for me, the best way to stay focused is to take it one day at a time and set small short term goals!

My challenge includes
(I also am focusing on remaining positive, getting 7-8 hours of sleep at night, drinking 70 oz of H20 and journaling= I want a total body overhaul)

5 days cardio
3 days strength training
1 day yoga
stretch and meditate daily.
(I go into greater detail in my group Gonna Make it Happen)


emoticon I have changed my goals a little because working in the hospital has taught me a few things... being thin is nice and all BUT I believe it is more important for me to be healthy AND strong (at a reduced weight) than to try and force my body to get to 115.[ I see so many sick ppl who are frail and barely hanging on to life, that I know what ever WEIGHT my body is, I want it to be strong and fit AND healthy!!!!! !!! emoticon ] 115 is still my goal and if I can get there and still have muscles and energy to get through 80 hr work weeks GREAT! If I can only get to 125 and have muscle and energy I will be happy there!

For this 8 week challenge my goal is to lose 16 lbs. ( 148 --> 132)

I am beginning my clean eating tomorrow. :-) Check in on me! Miss you my spark buddies

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GONABFIT 8/28/2009 11:29PM

    Thanks!!! :-) Good news ladies~ This challenge has allowed me FOR THE FIRST TIME to not have debilitating cramps during TOM!!! YAY for exercise!

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YOGAFAWN 8/28/2009 11:10PM

    You have such a great attitude! You will do so well. :)

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MAINEROCKS 8/25/2009 9:03AM

    awesome goals, great blog, keep rocking it girl!

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FITWITHIN 8/23/2009 10:08AM

    I hope the challenge is going well. I'm sure you will do just fine and reach your goal.

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SLOLOSER 8/23/2009 7:44AM

    Love that photo!

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PITAKELLY13 8/22/2009 6:50PM

    That sounds like a great challenge! Good luck!

I really need to sit down and think about what I want to do and what I'm willing to do get get there like you have done. It kick-in-the-pants time because I've been getting too lazy!

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GONABFIT 8/22/2009 6:17PM

    Thanks girl!! Yes we can do this! Take time to mentally prepare, have you ever tried writing in a journal? It works well... try it out! Oh and for the Yoga... maybe you can just buy a few yoga videos. I had to stop going to the studio because it was too expensive and I didn't have the time. It's much easier, cheaper, faster to buy a video and pop it in and do it when you get some free time. But I guess you don't get a hands on instructor... best of luck choosing... lol ;-)

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JAZZYNUME 8/22/2009 5:29PM

    What a great challenge!!! I am down to do this too. Starting tomorrow. hmmm I am going to have to get mentally ready. For the rest of 2009 I am planning out my plan of attack with all levels of my life. Its funny that you bring this up I was just thinking that I needed some kind of 6 week Sexy Upgrade to step up my flyness. I too work alot and I fail to like curl my hair or put a little color on my cheeks. LOL I dont want to be like that. I just want to find the balacne of it all. Its great that in spite of being busy that you have been keeping up with your fitness. Its important, even if you think you have been slacking, you havent.
I am looking hard core for a place to go to start practicing yoga. Its hard to find a place with the times and hours I need. So hopefully I can find a new place. We shall see.

So good work mamma
I am proud of you.
You can do this

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One day at a time

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hey guys! Just stopped by with an updatE! :-) I have been remaining focused on school AND getting my exercise in. I have purchased fast food a few times BUT I get the grilled sandwich instead of fried. I will be working from 7 a- 10 p tomorrow so I took the time to make Lunch (tuna fish, wheat crackers, and cantoloupe) AND dinner (spaghetti w/ ground turkey, mixed veggies) so since I made both of them I do not have to buy them and I know they are pretty healthy!

Goals for the next week:
**continue planning meals and bringing my lunch
**waking up early to work out
**Do a few yoga poses every day
**Do a few strength training exercises per day
**pray and write in journal almost every day (or everyday!)

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MAINEROCKS 8/16/2009 9:06PM

    glad you popped in to say hi :-)
sounds like you are doing great as usual! keep up those healthy eating choices!

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P-KAY92 8/16/2009 3:14PM

    Sound great, way to go. emoticon

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CONKNEE0728 8/15/2009 10:49AM


Keep up the good work! Remember my motto: A positive attitude brings positive results!

you can do it never give up!


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PLAYFULLKITTY 8/15/2009 8:51AM

    You are making progress...and your plan for next week looks awesome :) way to go!!

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MERCYNGRACE 8/15/2009 7:32AM

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JIACOLO 8/14/2009 11:16PM

    Good goals you set! Keep the motivation and focus. Planning meals ahead and cooking healthy will be very helpful. Good luck!

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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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