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BBB Day 77: 13 weeks to lose 26 lbs, challenge continues

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Hey everyone!

We are in the last quarter of 2010. And while I have been consistent in my exercise , attempts to eat well, and maintain my weight... I have not lost very much. I am thankful for the weight maintenance because we ALL know it's easy for weight to creep up. But now, in these last weeks I am ready to have a weight REMOVAL quarter.

In the next 13 weeks from 10/3/10 - 1/2/11 I want to lose 2 lbs a week. That will be 26 lbs lighter and it's at a healthy rate.

So, as I prepare for the years end, I just wanted to encourage everyone to KEEP IT UP! It is NOT too late.... start now, get moving, eat less, and MAKE IT HAPPEN!

p.s. my weight is finally moving down again! yay!

Goals for this last quarter:

[] eat 1200-1550 cals most days
[] burn AT LEAST 300 calories (on the days I work out) and work out 5 days a week
[] Lift weights 2-3 days this week
[] stretch daily. It can be brief... so I'm starting with 5 mins.

OK and my other goals are more personal, but I'll share a few.

[] to spend time bettering myself.
[] to have FUN again. I don't feel like I really have fun anymore. I've been pretty stressed and need to focus some of my energy on ME and on just ENJOYING life!
[] to NOT give my time or energy towards people or things that don't want or APPRECIATE it.
[] to give my all to school in the last few months before graduation!

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PSSN4FITNESS 10/5/2010 6:09PM

    Great Goals!! I love the motivation. You can do it, one day at a time, one lunge at a time, one meal at a time. yay!

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SWEETLIPS 10/4/2010 10:45AM

    Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement. It is wonderful - we got 12 weeks left and there is much that can be done.

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MADEINTHEUK 10/3/2010 5:05PM

    Good luck with your goal! I am trying to lose 17lbs in the coming 12 weeks to get to my goal weight.

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GONABFIT 10/3/2010 3:40PM

    CELEBRATE Sparkle! You betta or I'm gonna come take those 4 lbs from ya! lol I Need 'em! and weighttosuccess join in!! We can do it!


YAY for everyone who wants to join it! Let's put ourselves on our priority list! we can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I'm joining in on that too. I have 30lbs I need to get off and I think its doable with a little determination. Here's to us emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 10/3/2010 3:34PM

    You can do it sis....I need to get consistent with weighing in....I weighed in this morning and show 4 lbs less than the less time weighed in but I'm not excited about that...when I get back to being consistent I'll celebrate a loss...

You have a great list of goals and we can definitely loss the weight this quarter...26 lbs would put me at the goal line!!!!!

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BEFIT014 10/3/2010 3:16PM

    You know what? I'm gonna join ya! I have 10 lbs that I am SOOOOOO sick of!! I'm a slow loser so I think 13 weeks will be just about right for me!


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KRISTALEIGH82 10/3/2010 3:14PM

    Amen girl! I am right on the same wagon you are and we can all do this together. Keep up the positive attitude and anything is possible!!! emoticon

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ROYABOYA 10/3/2010 3:14PM

    Awesome list of goals. And wow - thanks for putting the year into perspective. Time for me to buckle down with weight-loss, exercise, consistency,and schoolwork too! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Get to Know me!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

A = Age: 25
B = Bed size: Queen
C = Chore you hate: dusting... maybe it's because of the allergies
D = Dogs: German Shepherd, whippets, puppies lol
E = Essential start of your day item: coffee
F = Favorite color: red, purple
G = Gold or Silver: Silver
H = Height: 5'0.6 in :-) I thought I was 5'2 for YEARS! lol (and not even 5 '1)
I = Instruments you play: I have a guitar, played the violin in 6th grade
J = Job title: Medical Student
K = Kid(s): none0 0 0 0 0 0 ZERO
L = Living arrangements: ME
M = Mom's name is: not telling! :-)
N = Nickname(s):
O = Overnight hospital stay other than birth: NONE
P = Pet Peeve: people who eat really loud. or eat with their mouth open.
Q= Quote from a movie: "here's looking at you kid" (first quote I could think of)
R = Right or left handed: BOTH
S = Siblings: 1 sister
T= Time you wake up: from 530am
U = First word that comes to mind for "U": Under
V = Vegetable you dislike: Zucchini, mushrooms
W = Ways you run late: relaxing in the morning. I wake up early... then move slowly. lol
X = Xrays: ankles
Y = Yummy food you make: sweet and spicy chicken. new recipe. LOVE it!
Z = Zoo favorite: LION!

I borrowed this from someone. just thought it was fun :-D

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PSSN4FITNESS 10/5/2010 6:21PM

    Yay!! Another 5'0" person! I too didn't quite realize how short I was until college. My friends say its because of my big personality. haha!

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GONABFIT 10/3/2010 12:06PM

    omg Samantha.. I try SO hard to ignore it. I look down, I try to think of something to occupy my time while they are eating... but SOMETIMES ppl just eat sooooo loud. and I can't understand why! lol.

Well, glad to know someone else understands :-)

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SAMANTHAJEAN86 10/3/2010 11:52AM

    We have the same pet peeve!! lol I thought maybe I was the only who was driven crazy by this.

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GONABFIT 10/2/2010 11:27PM

    yep you can surely borrow it too :-) I'll stop by and read it!

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CJWORDPLAY 10/2/2010 10:56PM

    What a fun way to let us get to know you. May I borrow it?

PS. I hate dusting too, and for the same reason.

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RAINTHIEF 10/2/2010 10:52PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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Beautiful Bombshell Bootcamp Day 70: The CHALLENGE...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

within a challenge!

I decided to do a 30 day "eat food made at home" challenge!!!

I am on Day 2, and so far so good :-) Can't lie... I have been tempted a few times, lol, yep in only 2 days. I saw burger king and thought, well I could just grab breakfast before church and then I said... NO, I will just snack on these grapes and eat an omelet when I get back home!

Then I thought, (at a different time) I should just swing by McDonalds... I mean, after all I did just do a killer workout and I am feeling emotional... maybe I should just get something quick and easy... and then I thought, no I can just thaw a chicken breast and grill it real quick, and steam some veggies and it won't take that long! AND THAT'S WHAT I DID!

Oh so the details of my challenge are to eat *ALL of my meals from home... BUT, I get 4 FREE passes :-) I put those in to be realistic because I'm SURE there will be at least ONE time that I forget my lunch or have a lunch meeting that I need to attend, so I'm giving myself some leeway! but with only 4 passes, I'm being choosy!

So anyway, just letting you all know that this is my goal for the next month :-)

Hope you are ALL doing well!

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JARMOOZLE 9/26/2010 10:37PM

    OOhh great idea!! My partner and I grab too much takeaway (healthy AND unhealthy) that this would be a good challenge to do. It'll save us so much money :P
Well done on resisting the fast food! Keep it up!!
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SPARKLE1908 9/26/2010 8:50PM


I think I will join you on this one.....I NEED it!!!!

It's going to be hard but I know we can do it!!


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MISSY0356 9/26/2010 6:58PM

    Great goal, I may join you. It is so much harder to keep within my calories when I eat out.

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KATRIONAH 9/26/2010 6:52PM

    I think your goal is doable...and meals from home are really so much more healthful. Allowing a few free passes will help KEEP your challenge doable. YOU can do it..... Thank you for sharing....have a joy filled week. Remember to share your beautiful smile......Karen emoticon

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GONABFIT 9/26/2010 6:45PM

    Yep! It will definitely be hard for me! But I'm gonna do my absolute best! Lol.

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CBARRETT10 9/26/2010 6:40PM

  The challenge seems doable, but sometimes those golden arches can be tempting(fries are my weakness)! Good luck on the challenge and have a great week! emoticon emoticon

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BBB: Day 68: It's been a month?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Well... apparently time flies, when you are distracted.

I finished my internal medicine month and it was a pretty busy month working 14 hour days 6 days/week. Today was my last day... and I move on to another busy and EXCITING (I'm claiming it!) month = Child Psychiatry. p.s. ~ 7 months til I'm a DR!!! :-)

My weight has not really decreased much but I have been working out steadily and even counting calories and eating better foods. So now, I have to be patient and KEEP making the right choices. I am going through my habits with a fine tooth comb... and trying to find ways to make each step better!

I WILL REACH MY GOALS. AND ... I WILL be much closer to the final goal by the time 2011 rolls in.

Focus now, celebrate later.

I need results. I want results.... and I'm going to get them.

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GONABFIT 9/26/2010 6:05PM

    Thanks guys!

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NELLIEC 9/24/2010 5:23PM

    Considering how long it takes to be a doctor, you are within sight of the goal!!! emoticon emoticon

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CAMANDMAYASMOM 9/24/2010 11:01AM

    First of all, Congrats on being only 7 months away from being a DR!!! Girl, that is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!! I've been meaning to ask you what area of medicine are you going into? My daughter wants to be a physician at a Children's Hospital. She said she wants to work in the ER, but of course that could change over time:-)
And second, your positive attitude is contagious!
Keep it up. You can't help but get results!

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KATRIONAH 9/24/2010 10:09AM

    I love your positive attitude. With attitude like that your spirit can soar.....and YOU can do anything. Have a wonderful day and share a smile.......Karen emoticon

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TRAINER_T 9/24/2010 9:34AM

    emoticonOh YES you CAN!

Consistancy = Success

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JUSTFOXXY 9/24/2010 2:02AM

    Great attitude lady. You will get there, consistency is key.

Wow, only 7 mos. That time will fly. Congratulations.

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BBB: Day 37: I'm doing this for HER

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

You spread beauty where ever you go and believing in yourself allows others to believe in themselves. - gonabfit

I am doing this for Her

The 19 year old me. 138 lbs. Too embarrassed to actually wear this bathing suit in public! I was in HAWAII! and I did end up wearing a bathing suit in public, but not this one because I thought my stomach and thighs were too big.


the runner in me 8.24.10 - Just ran 5 miles... nothing like a good sweat to clear your mind


the young girl who was teased for being fat. Though looking back, I wasn't.

and For HER...

the me who KNEW nothing could stop me if I tried... and felt free to be. Before I was taught by the world, that it was NOT ok to be different. before I wasn't enough.

I'm doing this for the HER in me. The one who was too afraid to accept the curvy shape I was given at a young age, too insecure to truly be who I am, the one who longed to be the PRETTY one, the one who wanted so badly to be thought attractive and accepted, who wanted to be healthy, who wanted to be loved. To the HER who never felt like ENOUGH.

WELL, to HER I say, you are loved. You were loved before you knew what love was. You are LOVED despite your thighs, your hips, your stomach-that is not completely flat OR a 6-pack. You are LOVED because you are beautiful. and the sooner you believe it, the sooner you can thrive in this journey called LIFE... because truly it does not matter what others think of you. I will tell HER that they are fighting their own battles, and even if they say hurtful things, it stems from their insecurities and weakness, not yours! Happy people don't go around hurting others. So send them a prayer and HOLD YOUR head UP. If I can do it for HER, I can do it for me.

Looking at the 19 year old Hawaiian me, I just think... It is soo sad that even then I felt self-conscious about my weight... that's how I know this is more of a self-healing journey than a weight loss thing. I was beautiful... and I SHOULD have flaunted every bit of the beautiful body I was given.... and even looking at the pictures of myself now, I know I am not satisfied but I DO NOT LOOK THAT BAD. I am going to APPRECIATE where I AM NOW, while I strive to improve myself... because tomorrow is not promised. And each day is a chance to enjoy ALL that I am. Now. at this moment.

why are YOU doing this? emoticon emoticon

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JENNIFER9907 9/24/2010 11:05AM

    great blog! i was about in tears.. so true. good luck on your journey.

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MISHY19050 9/13/2010 12:02PM

    You speak my truth. I am also her. I have lived in shame of my body and a size six because i was a little thicker in the but and legs. Now with three kids and the same body i am finally becoming grateful for what God has blessed me with.
Thank you for that I needed it.
just beautiful!!!! keep up the good work, i know your inner struggle.

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MELLYBEANS0919 9/6/2010 8:53PM

    Very beautiful. You can do it!

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NLMARSHALLJX 9/3/2010 9:53PM

    This is beautiful. Awesome blog is all I can say. It encourages many people to do some self reflecting.

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DNS9264 8/26/2010 9:49PM

    Great blog! I've had the same feelings about how I used to feel so fat when I definitely wasn't. It's horrible what the teenage years do to people.

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SPARKLE1908 8/26/2010 6:47PM

    Excellent blog girl....we all have a "her" or "him" that is still longing to be free and happy!!!!!!

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LOSETHEWTIN08 8/26/2010 2:13PM

    Wonderful blog. Sweetie you have always been beautiful! That smile and your eyes filled with amazement nothing can stop you. Thank you for sharing you are truly amazing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CBARRETT10 8/26/2010 2:02PM

  emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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JUSTFOXXY 8/26/2010 6:53AM

    Good for you lady! emoticon

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CAMANDMAYASMOM 8/25/2010 11:29AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon blog! Girl you had me almost in tears reading that. That is so true and heartfelt! I could've wrote this blog myself!!! Thank you so much for posting this.
So glad that you're my spark buddy! I know that you are going to make HER so proud! Well you already are, with the changes that you're already making in order to reach your goals.


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APATRICIAO521 8/25/2010 11:23AM

    Awesome blog! Good for you!!!

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NUTRIGIRL08 8/25/2010 11:10AM

    emoticonThanks for stopping by!

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FIT4LIFE! 8/24/2010 11:24PM

    Wonderful blog... wow, how I can relate! Never could appreciate how I was, and it took way too long to finally accept me in my skin. I'm so glad you can see your beauty - inside and out!!

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-SHIMMER-ANN- 8/24/2010 8:55PM

    Beautiful, girl!!!

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CLIMBERCHICK14 8/24/2010 8:29PM

    What an AWESOME blog!

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ABETTERKGIRL 8/24/2010 8:29PM

    This was such a beautiful blog. In some ways I felt like you were talking to me. I have photos of myself when I was thin and even at that time I felt fat and not very pretty. You are very right though, this is more than a weight loss journey this is a self- healing and self discovery for myself. Thanks for helping me to realize that

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LIFES_A_DANCE 8/24/2010 8:23PM

    sooooo true!! I hear you on all of this!!

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TEACHERANG 8/24/2010 8:16PM

    I LOVE this blog! Keep up the GREAT work!

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BEFIT014 8/24/2010 7:42PM

    Excellent Blog-so much truth & honesty!

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GENKI_WARRIOR 8/24/2010 7:17PM

    LOVED this blog! Thanks so much--we all need to remember this as we go along our journeys.


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    I totally hear you!

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    Awesome blog - truly awesome - thank you for posting this... I teared a little :D You ARE gorgeous and we're in this journey together ! Get it girlfriend !

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IFDEEVARUNS2 8/24/2010 5:09PM

    I love it! emoticon

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FOOFIT1 8/24/2010 4:51PM

    I understand where you're coming from. At a completely healthy 145, I thought I was fat and started dieting, and it lead to all sorts of disordered eating. This is a great post. You are BEAUTIFUL!


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