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BBB: Day 84: Color Coding my day! today was GREEN

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thanks to my SIS DrTAMM who gave me a great idea this AM! Oh and I need to shout her out for an AM wake up call at 5:45 am on Thursday to get up and work out... It really made my day :-) I LVE my sis!

So the color coding is apparently this (or this is what I took from her tip... and what I plan to do emoticon ): over the span of a month color your days green, yellow, or red. I already keep a calendar where I get a STICKER with a number on it for each day I workout. the numbers count consecutively and the goal is to have a calendar FULL of stickers... that would indicate you worked out most days. The color coding just adds a dimension to the idea I've already been using and I LOVE IT!

For me:
GREEN (days) will be those days that I stick to BOTH my fitness and eating goals. So that would be 1200-1550 cals AND burning 300 cals (or if it's a no workout day, being as active as possible)
YELLOW (days) will be sticking to ONE or the OTHER: either I ate right (1200-1550 cals) OR I worked out and burned at least 300 cals
RED (days) will be the days where I neither worked out OR ate right....

So the goal will be to have more GREEN than YELLOW and few RED! :-) Hoping this might help me get the weight loss ball rolling... and by the way, today was a GREEN day for me!

ate 1445 cals
and burned 806 cals :) So maybe today is SUPER green!!! :-) emoticon

--- might be a little complicated but I like it. and what's the harm in trying new things to see if they will get you closer to your goals!?

PS I'm on twitter @GonaBfit (this is my health twitter- :-) so must stuff will be health related. I'm new... add me if you want!)

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CHARLIE2213 10/17/2010 1:34PM

    ooh i love this idea! i think i might start doing this as well!

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CAMANDMAYASMOM 10/11/2010 2:13PM

    Absolutely LOVE the color coding idea! I might have to "snatch" that one...lol.
Very cool!


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SKINNYPOWELL1 10/11/2010 8:38AM

    THINK GREEN.....
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Hoping your days are full of GREEN.

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SELF-LOVE 10/11/2010 12:35AM

    i'm not organized enuf to do color coding, but the idea of giving myself stars when I drink my water and exercise (which are the two hardest for me to stick with) sounds like a superb idea.

I am my own kindergartner! I love being different and special ...

Thanks for your creativity! emoticon

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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

Comment edited on: 10/3/2010 3:41:18 PM

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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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