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BBB: Day 32: Discipline = HAPPINESS

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I've said it before and I'll say it again... when I DISCIPLINE myself to just DO IT, it almost always leads me to happiness~!

I went to bed VERY late and was supposed to work out @ 6 am but that would have given me very few hours... and I overslept.

[ I'd like to interject to say... as much as I VALUE sleep... sometimes I personally find it VERY uplifting to tend to my soul when it is troubled lol... so I laid in bed for a while was unable to sleep and instead decided to read uplifting quotes, pray, and do a little more studying so that when I did get sleepy again, I would have a clear conscious. and... it worked. I am having a great day now despite missing a LITTLe sleep. I've been sleeping 9 hours a night these days . :-) ]

instead of pouting about it and ruining an ENTIRE day for ONE mistake... I CHOSE (operative word) to suck it up, shower and head to the LIB (library for short lol)!

because I had to drop the boytoy(fiance) off at work (he's working near wear I study) and we had limited time, I had to leave the house with no BREAKFAST! GASP!!

-- thankfully, something must have clicked recently because I BYPASSED MCDONALDS, I did not panic, get pissed and cancel the entire study session I had planned from fear of FUTURE hunger (have done that before, when worried I'd be stuck in the LIB with no food for HOURS...) and decided to stay calm, get some coffee and a SUB (footlong ham). So that lasted my entire study session.

credit for:
*not letting a few minor setbacks ruin my day!

*walking past the cookie and brownie table - THEY WERE FREE- and feeling HAPPY about it

*driving past MCDONALDS

*choosing to walk after leaving the LIB though I was tired, my eyes hurt, and I was in pants... I love to sweat... but ONLY in workout clothes! LOL... I sucked it up today. So take that!

*choosing to Exercise though I had NO PHONE, NO IPOD and NO distractions! ::double GASP:: exercising with just..... nature!? actually ended up being beautiful! It was quickly became a gratitude walk, and instead of focusing on what I didn't have and why the walk wouldn't be great, I CHOSE to smile, hold my head up and be thankful for all the things I DID have at that moment, you know, like AIR to breath, legs to walk, a God to look over me and keep me safe, a break for my tired brain... lol, I could go on and on.... but I want. ::sigh of relief::

* It's only 5 pm... but I wanted to go ahead and write my blog so I can check it off my list!

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BELIEVER104 8/21/2010 12:41PM

    Love this! You just motivated me to get my lazy butt off the couch. Keep workin it!!

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GONABFIT 8/21/2010 10:54AM

    THANKS everyone!! lol and moca... hahahahah nope, he was knocked out at like 10 pm!

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MOCACHOC 8/20/2010 12:54PM

    Way 2 Go sis. That's the way to keep it moving and get it done by any means necessary. Boytoy kept you awake huh (LOL).

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CAMANDMAYASMOM 8/20/2010 12:26PM

    Girl you are such a motivator for me! Thanks for being my Spark buddy! :-) What awesome CHOICES you made!!!!

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MINENA1 8/19/2010 6:10PM

    emoticon You rock!! That's awesome! Way to go on staying positive. emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/19/2010 6:06PM

    Fantabulous! You are doing a great job.

Keep on rocking this!


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RAINTHIEF 8/19/2010 5:51PM

    emoticon That is some willpower!

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    Let me go ahead and give you a emoticon Way to go!!! Discipline my friend is the key.. I need to get a little myself these days. I can workout with the best of them but when it comes to my food.. that's a whole other story lol.. I'm stuck in the 190's and I know in order to break out I need to get Disciplined. Keep up the good work you're doing emoticon

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DANADORNBURGH 8/19/2010 5:09PM

    AWESOME!!!!!!!! On so may levels. I am happy and proud of you! Yup, suck it up. I am famous for telling my girls to do that. It's good advice.

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BBB: Day 31: Tracking weight and pants-o-meter!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Short blog... just saying that I tried on my pants o meter and I can get them all the way on, but can't zip or button.
*This will be the starting point. I will try them on again in a month. I was just wondering how I would remember to try them on, and I've decided that at this very minute I will set a reminder in my blackberry! DONE! yay, technology can help our weight loss process.
*Oh and I packed my lunch today while studying and ate it, so I ate the meal I'm planned = credit! Great job Gonabfit!

This is my motivation system... I've been doing it since I was like 12. I love making stuff and I find this motivational. I put it on my refrigerator and every time I work out I get a sticker. If I have time, I write exactly what I did. It feels good to see lots of stickers. and by the end of the month I can see an average...

Oh and I went for a 3 mile walk after being unable to focus while studying... figured it was better to get up and work out (even if just a walk) than to sit there staring at the same page over and over! :-)

Hoping for an early start tomorrow... maybe exercise at 7 am, then go to the library and get a early start on the studying... Actually, I WILL workout because that way I won't have to sit at the desk obsessing over when I WILL exercise... since I am on a daily exercise streak ;)

OH and credit for resisting the Sunchips I wanted to eat randomly at 1 am. PROUD for resisting. Must exercise to make the RESISTANCE MUSCLE grow!

written at like 2 am

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PSSN4FITNESS 8/19/2010 1:23PM

    I love both of these motivating ideas. Pants zipping or not, your abs look good girl!! You are rocking this! I will definitely need to incorporate the stickers idea. Who doesn't love get stickers?!

Kick up the great work!

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CAMANDMAYASMOM 8/19/2010 10:14AM

    Oh I just love your idea about the motivational stickers! What a great idea. :-)
And you've also given me another way to track my progress, other than the scale, because I don't really like to take all of those measurements. I have a jean skirt in my closet that that is a size 8 that will help me to gauge how I'm doing as well. Thanks for the idea! :-)
And way to go on being able to get them all the way up. You'll be able to zip them in no time. Great job on getting those work outs in too, and your studying! Girl you are really doin' it!
Keep it up.

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-SHIMMER-ANN- 8/19/2010 1:25AM

    Haha, I LOVE the pants-o-meter!!!

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GONABFIT 8/19/2010 1:13AM

    LOL! I know, I started it at 12 so it is a bit childish... but like you said it is A GREAT daily reward... + I get a prize with every 30 stickers! :=) Thanks for stopping by!

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AKONKEL 8/19/2010 12:51AM

    Awsome idea with the stickers, even as adults it feels good to get little rewards. Even if it is a sticker!

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BBB: Day 30: Let's give 'em something to talk about!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

So, today was an unusually productive day and I'm HAPPY about it!

I woke up @ 9... was going to workout but decided instead to just head to the library and workout later when I could exercise without a guilty conscious being that my test is in 8 days. I went to the library for 3 hours and got more done than I sometime do in a day! :-) GO ME!!
I read more than I needed to for the day... but I have some free time so I'm going to read more and get ahead while I can.

Came home and worked out! :-)

so I'm giving myself credit for:

emoticonwaking up and trying to do Turbo Jam. I had good intentions
emoticon making breakfast though I was pressed for time to get to the library (scrambled egg + egg white + .5 oz 2% cheddar)
emoticon going to the library though I would have rather stayed home and studied
emoticon actually getting work done!
emoticon PASSING Mcdonald's on the way home and CHOOSING to get something from the fridge instead! (ended up eating rotisserie chicken and 1/2 cup brown rice)
emoticon drinking lots of water!! and using splenda in my coffee
emoticon ACTUALLY going to the apartment gym to workout. Learning to focus on what I'm doing instead of worrying about what I should be doing instead.
emoticonBurning 505 calories by 3 pm!!! Oh and I ran a mile in 9:01 emoticon big deal for me because though I've run marathons I took a break from running I haven't run in a while... :D
emoticon reading my BECK diet solution and following the guidelines :-)
so emoticon for me!!!

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon : Now since it's still early and I've gotten more done today than I usually do, I'm going to read more and do some practice questions!

~*~ Let's give 'em something to talk about ~*~ WE CAN DO THIS!!!! One day at a time... Let's envision who we want to be... and GET BUSY being HER (or him... if you're a boy :-) !!!

My dinner! Turkey burger with onion + .5 oz 2% cheddar cheese inside. with string beans, wheat bread, tomato

AND JELLO for dessert! ... whenever it finishes :-)

** Stayed within cals today! 1300 eaten 665 cals burned :-) **

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SWEETLIPS 8/17/2010 11:07PM

    CONGRATULATIONS and emoticon emoticon

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NAMSMOMMY 8/17/2010 5:32PM

    You are doing it! keep it up ;-)

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You kicked butt today miss thang! AWESOME!

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SPARKLE1908 8/17/2010 3:32PM

    Great job girl....way to go!!! You are rocking it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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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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