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Day 15/30: Made it HAPPEN!

Monday, February 22, 2010

So I drew the line yesterday AND was able to stick to my goals!

I ate healthy all day and have stuck to my calorie range (1300-1600 )1395 cals! I ate fish broccoli and baked potato for dinner, I have been studying all day and I will take a break to work out eventually!

But the best part is that I DREW the line yesterday and was able to get back on track! And THAT'S WHAT COUNTS! So, let's make it happen everyone! Forget your mistakes, failures, sadness whatever... just BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED and make the most of whatever situation you are in now!

Gotta go study! [p.s. I'm 1/2 way through with this daily blogging! :-) ]

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    You are going to reach your goals! You have learned the secret of life!

We are human and we will go overboard sometimes - but you just have to get back on track!

WTG my friend, WTG!!

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FREELADY 2/23/2010 3:23PM

    Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! Three cheers for your great choices! You are inspiring! Reading this helps me stick to my plan today . . .

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SHIRLEYO9 2/22/2010 11:25PM

    i like that visual of drawing a line. the kitchen in my house is CLOSED tonight. maybe i need that yellow police tape at night

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JUST-AMY 2/22/2010 9:48PM

    Awesome! You have a lot to juggle in life right now, and you consistently manage to keep your health as a priority.

Way to GO!

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STEPHANON 2/22/2010 9:45PM

    Good for you! It is so tough for me to stop once I get started on that downward spiral. You should be proud of yourself for turning a few bad choices yesterday into an opportunity to grow and improve.

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DRTAMM 2/22/2010 9:24PM

    Great Blog! You did take control and succeeded today! :) That's a great way to put your plan to ACTION!

Good luck studying!

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TEENY_BIKINI 2/22/2010 9:13PM

    I am right here with you and sticking to my goals. Let's do this.

YES we can!!

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SHANNARIPPED 2/22/2010 8:58PM

    I love that saying. I bought a coffee mug for a friend who was moving the other day that said bloom where you are planted. This is something I need to take to heart too because sometimes I long to be somewhere else than i am and need to count the blessings today and release the past and count the good in each day and what i did that added to my life than focus on the wrong and mistakes. I bought a journal today that I am going to write 5 things in daily that I am thankful for and never repeat the same one. Good luck and thank you for the reminder of blooming where you are planted.

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RUHRUH1979 2/22/2010 8:08PM

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MGAYLE 2/22/2010 7:46PM

    Great words of wisdom! Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work!

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Day 14/30 (deleted? ) Draw the Line

Monday, February 22, 2010

written for yesterday while I was on call. I wrote it on my phone and apparently it was deleted! )

Well today didn't go the way I wanted despite good preparation. I think it was just a bunch of stuff going on... anyway, despite some unplanned eating I decided at 8 pm to DRAW THE LINE! I didn't have to keep eating just because I messed up earlier. I didn't have to feel defeated because I didn't follow my eating plan... All I HAD to do.. was DRAW THE LINE and start over. one off day doesn't = a 5 lb gain...

and so I did. And I stopped right where I was. Threw away the umpteenth french fry (and the rest of the container) and saved the hamburger (to give to my BF). and really the day was out of control with the fast food. You would have thought I had lost my mind with the # of times I bought fast food... but the moral of the story is... I STOPPED! GO ME! Yes I ate more than planned and yes I ate probably 2000 cals but it wasn't 3000! LOL

AND I did a jump rope workout right there in the call room at the hospital. 20 MINS of jumprope and 10 minutes of squats, pushups, walking lunges :-) And burned 300 cals!
Not to mention the 30 min taebo workout I did before going to work! :-)

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    You are right - Yay You!!

You seized the moment and stopped the craziness! WTG!!

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SPARKLE1908 2/23/2010 8:09AM

    good for you!!! I need to learn to draw the line in a few more areas myself....kudos for staying on track...and you're right, one little slip won't derail everything you have accomplished!!

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FIT2BTHIN2 2/22/2010 11:34PM

    Thanks for writing this... I too will draw the line.

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GONABFIT 2/22/2010 10:05PM

    thanks Tamm!

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DRTAMM 2/22/2010 9:22PM

    Good job sis! Its very important to stop when you realize you want to start over!


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Day 13/30: Good start for tomorrow

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I did a good job with my nutrition and squeezed in a good workout (exercise bike + weights) with the bf.

I even went on a quick grocery run at the last minute! lol... got fish, fruits/veggies/ salad etc.
Even prepared lunch/dinner for tomorrow. I'm back on call for 30 hours tomorrow. So wish me luck!

What I packed in my lunch cooler/bag(got it from target and it's stylish and cute! :-) :
Lunch: chicken noodle soup + mixed salad with tomatoes (and lite dressing)

Dinner: baked tilapia (2 pieces) + 4 broccoli spears

Snack: carrot sticks + cheese square (80 cals) + granola
and I'm bringing exercise shoes and a jump rope just in case I can't get to the gym (we're not supposed to leave the hospital but sometimes they are nice and will let you leave for 45 mins or so!)

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GONABFIT 2/22/2010 7:47PM

    thanks! but don't.. lol I'm trying to get better but sometimes even the best plans get derailed! ;)

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ORIONKATHY 2/21/2010 6:15PM

    Wow! You are sure organized. I envy you! emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 2/21/2010 10:37AM

    Way to go girl!!!!!

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DRTAMM 2/21/2010 1:05AM

    LOL sis.... You did a good job! Great job getting so much done in one day! Enjoy the great weather! Love ya!!!!

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JDYJMM2000 2/21/2010 12:45AM

  Great job!!!

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GONABFIT 2/21/2010 12:38AM

    oh sorry to be misleading!

I call it work, because we are there so long that it feels like a job ! LOL I am a 3rd year student, but basically we have to be ther just as long as the docs, we just are paying them!!! LOL :-D During that time, we take care of any patient that comes on the service, and if it gets slow at night, we kind of sleep in shifts ( the head dr. stays awake- likely because they are on shorter shifts, i.e. night shift and get breaks earlier) and then the student will get some sleep at night, but you have your pager on because if a patient comes in and they pager you, you have to go take care of them :-)

Sorry for the long explanation!

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FOOFIT1 2/21/2010 12:27AM

    Wow! So are you already an M.D. then, working on your residency? 30 hours on call. CRAZY!!!! What do you do during all that time?

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10-12/30 : 30 hours at work

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wed: Was on call so I missed a blog but I DID great working out. made time to do 17 flights of stairs, snuck away to run 4 miles :-D walked 30 mins around the hospital... and basiccally tried to stay active and make somewhat healthier choices

Thurs: Finished my 30 hour call was exhausted. So tired so so tired. Came home and went to sleep. Needed to study... got a little done. tried to muster up the strength to exercise, ended up spraining my ankle while doing a dance routine! :-/ sigh

Friday: still had to go to work, walking was hard. ankle hurts... hoping its going to be better tomorrow but hte test is in a week and must buckle down... so it if I am MIA... that is why. School comes first and I am giving my all to getting a great grade! So I will be on, but only briefly! Test FRIDAY!

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TEENY_BIKINI 2/20/2010 10:20PM

    Concentrate on your test. Rock it!!!!

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REDWITCH78 2/20/2010 1:47PM

    Good Luck on your test. I'm sending healing vibes to your ankle. "Na-na-na-na-na."(Caddyshack) emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 2/20/2010 10:27AM

    No worries...I know you have a lot on your plate so being m.i.a. is expected!!

Keep working towards your goals and I hope your ankle heals soon!


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Day 9/30:Honesty and a beautiful quote!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I saw this quote and felt like I needed to share with you all! not sure why.

"After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't mean security, and you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child. You learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans. After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So, plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. And you learn that you really can endure... that you really are strong, and you really do have worth." -- basically I just like this quote! lol

--- Also I weighed in today and saw 150 on the scale. I hoped it was an error. I hope it's from lack of sleep, being sick, eating too many salty foods... BUT the truth is that the scale said what it said, and that is a reality. I am sad, hurt, confused but all and all this is a mere BLIP in my path and I will give 2 weeks before I weigh in to allow my body to readjust... mean while eating MORE veggies and healthy foods! But... i do think I've been doing MANY of the right things, waking up an HOUR before I need to... when I already have to wake up and BE at work by 6:15 most days.... skipping treats( like avoiding dairy queen, etc) , halving my more unhealhty meals, lifting weights MORE and cardio... So maybe this is a readjustment period. I WILL REACHMY GOAL!

I bought my bridesmaid dress... the lady tried to MAKE me put on a 12 (which I told her I did not wear) but fine, I don't have a point to prove and I want to look BEAUTIFUL in the wedding, not stuffed into the dress so I tried it on. I must say I breathed a HUGE sigh of relief when it was TOO big like I said it would be! YAY! And the size 10 was a little baggy in the shoulders/ breast area LOL so I'm going to try to lose a size by college roommates wedding in JUNE (the dress gets back April 1- then you need a month for adjustments). We shall see. But at this point I just want the dress to be comfortable... because NO ONE walks around with a size printed on the OUTSIDE of their clothes... its more important that it look flattering!

Long day tomorrow. 30 hr work shift. So I took a long nap, woke up to get on spark/ check some emails and study then back to sleep!

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TEENY_BIKINI 2/19/2010 8:50PM

    Great quote. Loved it. I am sure you will gorgeous in your dress.


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LOTUSFLOWER 2/17/2010 12:27PM

    I love that quote!!

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JULIEO100 2/17/2010 10:10AM

    Thanks for sharing this quote it sounds awsome! I'm sure you will look spectacular in your dress. Just remember the insides are what counts!

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STOP.WAITING 2/17/2010 9:32AM

    I absolutely loved the quote. And your view on clothing! I need to remember that sometimes when shopping! As long as it's flattering, no one can see the size! You're doing great and will look beautiful in June :)

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SLOLOSER 2/17/2010 8:11AM

    Good quote!

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MEDDYPEDDY 2/17/2010 12:30AM

    Thanks for the quote - I loved it too!

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TEACHEROF4TH 2/17/2010 12:08AM

    I loved this quote. Thank you so much for posting it. Do you mind if I borrow it? I also love your attitude with the bridesmaid dress fitting issues... you are SO right, just make sure the dress looks great by the wedding. And keep working out! You have every chance of success in losing those inches!

Thank you for your inspiration!


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