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16-17/30: Rules for success

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bare with me. It's test week. I'm going to re-post my rules! I read them today and recommitted myself!

GONABFIT's Random Tips for success:
*These are really to remind me of what I am going to do to succeed!!! *
1. There is more than one way to judge success- I have not lost much weight. I am not at my goal... yet! BUT you know what there is more than one way to judge success! If you isolate your goal to only the scale you are sooooo likely to give up when you don't see the changes you want. If it takes me two years to reach my goal, will victory be any less sweet!? NOT IN MY OPINION! I will enjoy my goal weight WHENEVER I get it. and I will continue to work hard.
2. Focus more on your blessings than your disapointments- If you focus on the good in your life you will likely stay encouraged to keep going. Nothing good comes from focusing on negative things. Live, Learn, and move on!
3. Every decision brings you closer to or further from your goals- There is no single event that will bring you to your ultimate goal... so I am going to focus on each choice. Sleeping 8 hours brings me closer, pulling an all nighter leads me further from my goals. you get the point... :-)
4. Fiber, Fiber, Fiber- How can you ever lose weight if you never.... um.... get rid of waste. Enough said. LOL. Oh and also fiber helps weight loss. 25-35 grams.
5. Water it... and it will grow! - LOL seriously I have recently been drinking as much water as possible. The more water you drink the less you will eat to satisfy what is actually thirst.
6. Eat when you are hungry. Stop when you are satisfied... NOT FULL- I followed this rule 2 years ago and I seriously lost weight because I was not eating just because it was there. If I got hungry in 2 hours I ate. If I got hungry in 4 hours and started eating and quickly got full... I stopped eating.
7. IT IS NOT THE LAST SUPPER!!! - Seriously, sometimes we must remind ourselves that if you get "satisfied" in the middle of a meal, it is ok to STOP EATING!!!! It will be there when you get hungry again. And if someone is stealing your food.... hide it! lol!
8. SLEEP- the last time I lost weight and was really healthy I slept 7-8 hours a night. When you sleep your cortisol lowers, less stress hormone, less belly fat. You've seen the commercials! LOL- oh and I've oversimplified this. but these are the "rules" I'm going to use. :-D
9. Cardio + weights + flexibility- I am going to exercise WHENEVER I can. If it's a few squats while I am studying so be it. If its a 5 mile run while listening to a lecture... GREAT! I will do my best and then let it go. No point in focusing on how much more you could have done. Do your best and be done!
10. Believe, Act, Receive, a.k.a. You've got to see it, before you see it or you never will SEE it! - If you have no goal or can't even imagine how you will acheive your goal it is less likely that you will achieve it. BELIEVE you can do it, ACT- sometimes you have to step out in faith. even if you feel that you are too tired or busy to do another workout... workout anyway. because sometimes you have to do it whether you want to or not!, Receive it- If you refuse to give up you WILL eventually reach your goal!
11. Walk by faith not by sight- again... I trust God that the things I do are not in Vain. Every workout, ounce of sweat, tears, etc are bringing me that much closer to my goal. I have FAITH that my body is conspiring FOR me and that when I least expect it, my body will finally MELT the pounds off. and when that happens I will be SOOO proud that I kept the faith.
12. Exercise Early and often! The earlier the less likely I will get busy and feel that it is a burden :-D Because I actually LOVE workinf out... Endorphins are addictive!!!!
13. Never say negative things about yourself- YOUR BRAIN IS LISTENING!! ... and it believes everything it hears. So please, say nice things. you say you are a failure... and yes, you are a failure. You say, I am full of energy and I CAN finish this workout, eat healthy.... whatever, and watch how quickly your body listens to what you say!
14. ~*~There is no tomorrow~*~ Do it now, today, as soon as possible. You'd be surprised how quickly a day, week, month, year can slip by. You don't want the next 6 weeks to get here before tomorrow does... so If you want to eat healthy// workout/ relax/ pray/ write in your journal..... start right now, where you are. It's never too late to get started... :-) The time is NOW!
15.Love yourself now, forever, and always- We get one shot at life and I would hate to look back and realize that I've spent most of my life disliking the one constant person in my life! :-) You are beautiful, you are unique, and YOU DESERVE HAPPINESS. Deep deep happiness. Pure Joy that makes you look forward to each day

*Bonus*- I will never never never never give up! AND I am going to enjoy this journey and learn as much as possible from every struggle!

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WATCHES1 2/28/2010 7:48AM


As soon as I was about to give up, I found your spark page. Thank you! I will keep trying. I needed to read your rules. They made me feel much better.



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TEENY_BIKINI 2/25/2010 7:14PM

    Girl - you have a lot of rules - but they are all good. I drink tons of water too.

Rock that test!!

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LOTUSFLOWER 2/25/2010 11:59AM


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KARENJ14 2/25/2010 10:48AM

  That is SO inspirational!

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MERRYCAKES 2/25/2010 10:41AM

    This is awesome! I need to read it and re-read it. Thank you for sharing!


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DRTAMM 2/24/2010 10:54PM

    I still love these rules, I always think its a great idea to re-evaluate your focus. Keep it up girlie!

Love ya sis!

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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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