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Beautiful Bombshell Bootcamp Day 29: Food and Fitness

Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm going to upload some pictures of my food tonight after studying!

But healthy breakfast and lunch so far! WOOHOO
Breakfast: whole wheat bagel 1 tbsp PB and 1/2 tablespoon of jelly + one egg and one egg white 1 oz of 2% cheese

Lunch + my list of "reasons" from the BECK diet.

Lunch = mini bagel + 1 cup of canned chicken with 1 tbsp of craisins + 1 tbsp of pecans ~ 4 pecans crumbled up + 1 boiled egg + 1 tbsp of miracle whip lite

1 salad + 2 tbsp italian dressing lite
Dinner: only ate 1/2 of that chicken salad for lunch... not really hungry for dinner...
so a few cookies and 1/2 cup of ice cream sundae :-)
not a perfect day but I'm happy with it. :)

Exercise was a 1:10 min hike/walk with the fiance. didn't want to even leave the house today... but I got up and got it done. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Looks like you did really good! Keep it up girlie.

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SWEETLIPS 8/16/2010 4:33PM

    Sounds real good to me. I plan to come back to see your food - I post food too - keeps me honest. Have a great day on purpose.

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CHOPPERCHICK35 8/16/2010 3:17PM

    Yum!! That sounds SO good!!

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Beautiful Bombshell Bootcamp Day 28: Encourage yourself

Sunday, August 15, 2010

There's a gospel song that I really love. And the lyrics are, sometimes you have to encourage yourself. Sometimes you have to speak victory during the test. No matter how you feel, speak the Word and you will be healed. Speak over yourself, encourage yourself in the Lord...

And, well I believe this is SO relevant to weight loss.

we, well I often look to others for encouragement... and that's great! That's the main reason I love spark... there is always someone here who has been where I've been or is where I want to go. yet, at the same time... I think there comes a time when I have to reach in and figure out why I feel how I feel... and encourage myself to get this job done. To find what makes me happy... and go out a get it!! :-)

lol. and then run on here to tell you all about it.

This morning I woke up feeling fat, depressed, and over all overwhelmed. Obviously, it was just a wave of bad emotions because 2 days ago I felt fine, proud of my progress and like I was on the right track. So the only difference MUST be how I FEEL about how I look, and not actually HOW I LOOK.

So I've decided. That YES it is true that the scale is not moving... that I have not reached my weight loss goals despite trying for a very long time, that my clothes don't ALL fit the way I like them... but it is ALSO true that each day I stick to my goals, I am much closer. Each time I try again, I'm more likely to succeed. That I am under a lot of stress already with school and non stop expectations (some given to myself, some expected by others) so I need to give myself a break.

It's true that I am in CONTROL of my actions more than I am in control of my weight, and if I continue to make the right actions eventually my weight will come into submission (LOL.) It is true that I AM CHOOSING to lose weight, workout, eat in a different way. No one has MADE ME do this. No one can make me do it. So, instead of feeling depressed because I have to eat differently, workout constantly, etc... I can make a choice to do it or don't do it... but not to feel obligated.

Isn't that a great realization!? We are CHOOSING to get in shape. So why not be happy about it!? Each step of the way!?

Why not wake up with a HUGE smile because today I CAN choose what foods I want to eat and know that either way ( burger king crossanwich or bagel + egg whites) I choose the outcome I want.

I am choosing dedication over despair. And MY attitude will just have to get on board. and the pounds... well, I guess they will do what they want. but 6 months from now... when my challenge is over....well, I will look back and smile knowing that I CHOSE to be exactly WHO I wanted to be.

I just hope she is a thinner version of me. :-)

Thanks for reading.

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CAMANDMAYASMOM 8/16/2010 12:30PM

    emoticon blog!!! You are so on point with your "realization". That is exactly how I felt this weekend...I CHOOSE!!! and if I make the choice, I can't be mad at the outcome, because I made the decision. And I'm choosing to do what it takes to get this unwanted weight off of me!
Thanks for this! And giirrll I LOVE that song! I could listen to it all day!
Keep encouraging yourself!!! and your SP friends will be here to encourage you as well.

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FITMAMARONNIE 8/16/2010 9:12AM

    Thank YOU for those words of encouragement.

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ALLIEINSHAPE 8/15/2010 8:21PM

    Keep on doing what you are doing. Every one loses weight at different speeds and in different ways. I have been stuck at 14 lb loss for several months but I am OK with it as my body is happy for the moment at this new weight. I have other health issues with back and knees that prevent me from much exercise other than walking. When my body and mind tell me they are ready I will conscientiously work harder at it again and lose another 14. Maybe it will take me another year. I know I will never gain back the 14 I lost so far. Sparks and the success other people have had keeps me positive about my own eventual success. Keep on blogging and documenting your progress, and yes, you are your own best cheerleader and coach.

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ABETTERKGIRL 8/15/2010 8:12PM

    I love that song!!!! YOu are so right though. Great blog, I will now sing that song when I don't feel like working out, or if I kind of go off the healthy eating track, etc. Keep up the good work :)

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DIVASPARK 8/15/2010 7:18PM

    I love that song and we truly have power in what we speak over ourselves.

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    its true we r choosing to get in control and get into shape.. why not made it an enjoyable journey.. listen to good songs as we run.. wear cute clothes and sneaks.. smile as we feel our muscles working emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 8/15/2010 5:24PM

    I always go to youtube.com to find gospel songs to get encouragement & enlightment & just to rejoice in the Lord. Here is the song: copy & paste into your web address:

God bless & speak victory over yourself!


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KARLAMG86 8/15/2010 2:33PM

    Love this! It's so much easier to stay motivated when you think (for me anyway) "I'm doing this to make MYSELF proud/happy," because then the obvious becomes apparent: If I fail, I've only disappointed ME.

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MEGHAN2012 8/15/2010 2:29PM

    way 2 go

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DAWNDMOORE40 8/15/2010 2:05PM

    emoticonon your positive thinking! You are right, if you don't give up and you keep doing the right things, then eventually your weight will come off! However, my advice would be to do a health check just to make sure you aren't missing something. Have you been drinking water? Have you been mixing up your workouts? Have you been also taking measurements and not just looking at the scale? Have you been tracking everything that you take into your mouth? Have you tried working out just a little bit longer a certain days? How about strength training? Have you been doing cardio and strength training? How about your sodium levels? I say that tracking your sodium is just as important as other nutrients! Well I hope this helps! wish you the best! Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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For my health...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Just a random thought and declaration.

I am doing this for my health. For my happiness, for my confidence, for that smile deep down that wants to genuinely shine through, for the light in my eyes that I get when I feel FREE to be ALL that I am.

If/when I consider this a weight loss tool... I make choices based on how much junk I can "squeeze" in while staying under my calories... and then I fail to stay under my calories. when I think of it as for my health, I make choices that usually are lower in calories (and it is not a struggle) and I am able to be more calm about my eating choices.

So, YES I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT... and it is one of the reasons I continue this journey but I will be making food choices based on what I think is healthy. this will likely lead me to weight loss. I just don't want to forever be bound to calorie counts.

Healthy eating = Happy weight

Back to studying! Just wanted to get this in writing. Makes me feel accountable.

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/12/2010 7:30PM

    Woot! You rock star. This is your life, your journey - do it your way. That is the best way.


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PSSN4FITNESS 8/12/2010 3:30PM

    Great blog! I am feeling the same way recently. I have been much less rigid about my eating in terms of calorie counting and tracking. But, I am still losing weight and I feel great. I really feel like I could eat like this forever and the way that I think and assess food has really changed for the better. Healthy makes it happen!

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KITTY_WHO 8/10/2010 6:27PM

    Oh what a great post! I'm totally with you, I can't seem to assimilate being told this is "not a diet" with "track your food". I find counting calories very alien (and indeed boring). Keep on getting healthier! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 8/10/2010 1:54PM

    I concur! lol God bless & thanks for posting! Dee

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DLEE27 8/10/2010 1:26PM

    Great declaration! I feel the same way about not wanting to be bound to calorie counts.

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Beautiful Bombshell Bootcamp Day 22:

Monday, August 09, 2010

I'm exhausted. I keep staying up late and having a hard time waking up on time... which makes me guilty and feel like I need to stay up later to get everything done. Breaking the cycle tomorrow by sleeping less than 8 hrs :gasp: and getting the day going early so I can get back to my schedule!

oh, forgot to give myself credit for PACKING A LUNCH with snacks and preparing "an emergency meal" for my beach trip :-) it came in handy!!! :=D WOOHOOO for thinking ahead!
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Today I get credit for:
emoticon going to church and spending time with my mom and sis at lunch to celebrate my mom's 53rd bday. School is important, and so is this test... but nothing can replace God or Family. Praying that God will multiply the time I have left and allow it to be fruitful! :-)

emoticon studying :-) Despite getting home late, having a throbbign headache and feeling exhausted. Going to get more done tomorrow

emoticon Doing taebo for 20 mins even though it was really really late! I worked up a decent sweat and will workout tomorrow am

emoticon Day 3 of my daily exercise STREAK! emoticon emoticon

emoticon contacting my accountability buddies - this is part of my beck plan. I'm going to follow the plan verbatim this time! I want it to work lol.

emoticon made schedule for tomorrow and will follow it! Tomorrow will be first day of my NEW STREAK of staying on schedule for studying and exercise :-D

Tomorrow's goals:
*wake up at 7 am- exercise : do this, early keep streak going :)
* do practice questions after exercising
* study 8 hrs
*clean up apartment and fold clothes :-)
*eat every 3 hrs. eat healthy foods. record meals

Go to sleep by 10:30 p.m. to start Tuesday off well :-) [then I'll be back on schedule]

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PSSN4FITNESS 8/12/2010 3:31PM

    I love this list. It feels great to take account of everything that you have accomplished and the little goals that you meet everyday. It's also great that you have some accountability partners. Love this!

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CAMANDMAYASMOM 8/10/2010 11:58AM

    Keep up the great work girl!
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MOCACHOC 8/9/2010 2:21PM


How's med school coming along? Isn't this your last year? I'm glad to see you are planning to work the plan and not let the plan work you. You are an excellent example, keep it up.

Way to go, sis.

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Beautiful Bombshell Bootcamp Day 20:

Friday, August 06, 2010


So far so good today.

I'm doing Beck Diet Solution. Finished day 6,7, and 8

Giving myself CREDIT:
emoticon for sleeping 8 hrs :-D
emoticon for waking up to do taebo- did 14 mins... the dvd kept skipping. very frustrating
emoticon for drinking 2000 ml (like 66 oz) of water (2 of my pink nike water bottles) all day while studying. Still feel thirsty though. Oh and I had 16 more oz after my run
emoticon for runing 3.25 miles... even though my goal was 5 miles. It was hot and getting ready to rain. so I'm proud of what I DID accomplish
emoticon for doing my own boxing routine after my video stopped working!

and lastly: Credit for choosing to study when I'd rather be sleeping... and or out playing with my dog. LOL :-)

I have eaten roughly 1200 cals. I haven't had many veggies... so I'm eating cabbage and chicken for dinner. :-D

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CAMANDMAYASMOM 8/10/2010 11:55AM

    emoticon. Way to go on meeting your goals!

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RENEEWEBB3 8/9/2010 12:23PM

    You go Girl!

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BEFIT014 8/6/2010 9:30PM

    I like TaeBo! I might have to do that tomorrow for my cardio!

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KMICHA 8/6/2010 9:16PM

    Wow! Way to go! You are kicking it! Keep up the great routine! emoticon

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