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Project Beautiful Bombshell: Day 18 Always Remember

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Well, My status today was about how i had to remind myself that it IS possible for me to reach my weight loss goals.

And, for some of you, this may never be an issue.

But for me, I woke up this morning feeling like all the calories I've counted, all the miles I've run, all the times I've said NO when i wanted to say yes... meant nothing.

Because as far as I am concerned, I am still fat. Yes the dreaded F word. The word that makes me cringe when I THINK others THINK it about me.

I started thinking about how all the people who are meeting me for the first time see me as a big girl. My old friends at least know I was small and in shape at one point. But these new people, they'll never believe I've run TWO marathons, TWO half marathons, and LOTS of other races.

I mean, shoot I barely believe it myself when I see what the scale tells me every single morning.

I don't like to feel like this. I don't like thinking what I'm doing is not working. But, I do realize that at this moment all I can do, is keep doing the right thing. and PRAY my body remembers what it used to be. How it used to feel slipping into my 8's and prancing around like I was on top of the world. No longer caring what others think.

But until then, I'll just strap on my running shoes and keep running until I remember.

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MOZDADDY 4/16/2011 9:16AM

    I enjoy reading your blogs. You just have a way of getting it out there and projecting your emotions. We all have days when it feels futile, but they pass. If you just keep doing the things you know you need to do you will reach your goals!
If I had your motivation when I was your age.......wow!
Keep up the good work and keep sharing your thoughts and dreams. You are an inspiration to the rest of us!

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CINNAMONCAT9 4/14/2011 9:33AM

    To be honest, when I first saw your page, I thought "sexy woman with a beautiful face, gorgeous hair, and amazing smile." When I saw your workout photo, I thought "motivated, muscular, and young." I never, ever thought the f word. A lot of gals and guys on this site are here to be fit; some people aren't striving to lose weight, so you never really know what a person is up to until you read their page. You look great, but if YOU want to lose weight and it would be healthier, I think you are on the right track. Go you! emoticon

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MISHY19050 4/6/2011 8:59AM

    We all have our moments when we feel down, and you just had one of those today. It is ok, get back up look your self in the mirror and acknowledge that you are a beautiful, bright and accomplished woman. You have a winning smile and from what I see of you from you pic you are not what you see. Throw away the scale start looking and how your clothes are fitting you and thanking (whoever) that you are healthy and about to embark on a remarkable future. You Rock, acknowledge it !!!!

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GENKI_WARRIOR 4/6/2011 12:58AM

    It never gets completely easy to face ourselves day to day, even when we're confident we can reach the goal, eh? Remember how much good you have done for yourself, and how much you've learned; how far you've come--and all you are going to accomplish! Yours is an exciting future; don't let doubts hold you back!

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GONABFIT 4/5/2011 11:21PM

    Thank you both! Deep down I know I'm doing exactly what I need to do, and hopefully I'll feel awesomely SPARKED tomorrow! LOL today was just one of those days I guess! I will weigh once a wk (well record once a wk. I tend to get on daily) and I'm sure the scale will keep moving because so far I have been progressing pretty well thus far :)

Thank you both for the encouragement!

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SPARKLE1908 4/5/2011 9:10PM

    I think they will see a wonderful, beautiful lady with a great attitude when they first meet you...you know we are our worst critics so you should never forget all that you have accomplished on this journey...more than what some "skinny" people have I am sure....you had been ROCKING it in all areas of your life so don't take anything away from that!!!!

Love ya!

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NELLIEC 4/5/2011 8:48PM

    May I suggest you only weigh once a week. By weighing everyday, you are focusing too much on the scale. Just stick to your recommended calories and your exercise. If you weigh and measure once a week, then you should see some progress after a while. Of course, you might check your other nutrients besides calories, since you want a balanced diet.

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Project Beautiful Bombshell: Day 5 :-) With Pics

Friday, March 25, 2011

Waited till 11:50 to do my workout... but I did 30 mins of boxing/kickboxing and it was awesome!
I've lost my real camera... so this is just a cell phone pic to show me after my Midnight boxing workout. Ready to reach my goal! :-D

Match day 3.17.11
An exciting day!

Night Night. :-)

Oh, just because I just found this picture... This is me at 130-135 in college. I think I looked amazing! And though I was happy at that size I ALWAYS wanted to be 120 or lower. Funny how time changes things. My ultimate goal is 115 BUT if I get to 130 and look and feel how I felt in this pic, I'll be happy. And I may stop there (You know and continue to tone)

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GENKI_WARRIOR 4/6/2011 12:52AM

    You are SOOO CUTE! I adore your smile; it warms my spirit : )

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 3/27/2011 10:13PM

    Love your hair natural and straight with curls. That's a very becoming look!

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LDY_ALI_79 3/25/2011 5:24PM

    We always find things to pick on about ourselves back in the day! You still look amazing my friend!

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GONABFIT 3/25/2011 4:56PM

    Thanks guys! Wasn't expecting that... but I appreciate it! :=D

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JACRBUNCH 3/25/2011 11:14AM

    Your looking good.

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TRAINER_T 3/25/2011 9:34AM

    emoticonLoooove it!

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SAMANTHAJEAN86 3/25/2011 9:02AM

    Lookin good!! Beautiful!

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BABY_GIRL69 3/25/2011 8:57AM

    I don't know for my height going to 125lbs my family would be thinking I was sick or something. I mean its good for some people who are 5'6 and models but for me a mommy & grandmommy I think 135-147 would be grand. Its begins with us! I think if you decided to do 118 it would cool. You are beautiful!!

God bless & continued success!


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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 3/25/2011 8:55AM

    You look great and have an amazing smile! Keep up the fantastic work!!

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ABETTERKGIRL 3/25/2011 8:51AM

    I agree with the other sparkers you still look great and beautiful girl. Great job on the late night boxing session, now thats what I call dedication :)

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MARINEMAMA 3/25/2011 5:42AM

    I agree!!! YOu are gorgeous!!!

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  you looked beautiful then and you look beautiful now!

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Wk 1: Project Beautiful Bombshell- revisited

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hey everyone!

I hope that you have had an amazing winter. I'm ready for spring and also ready to take control of my destiny and reach my goal!!! I'm starting a few spark streaks and looking forward to getting back to the point where I feel confident in my body and well on my way to reaching my goal!

Streak #1 - Not buying fast food - Day 1
Streak #2 - Daily exercise at least 20 mins - Day 3
Streak #3- Recording all of my food - Day 3
Streak #4 - Daily 40s (push ups, crunches, squats)

These are just starters. When I get them down pat I will require more of myself, til then It's going to be fun having a goal again. :-)
Also, I'm supposed to be doing a Sprint Triathlon in May, but I'm not a strong swimmer so I'm hoping to improve my skill by then.
-any swimming tips?

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GENKI_WARRIOR 4/6/2011 12:51AM

    You're such an inspiration! I've been doing so poorly; letting school get in my way--I am not giving in, though! Gotta push through!

Stay strong; be BEAUTIFUL!

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PSSN4FITNESS 3/24/2011 2:51PM

    Great plan for recommitting! I love that you are using streaks. I need that as well. I have really been struggling to get my act together for a few months now. I need to reflect and come up with a good plan like yours! You can do it!

I would love to do a sprint triatholon. I used to do swim team, but it has been so long. Good luck!

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DEVORA4 3/24/2011 5:04AM

  you go gf

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RAINTHIEF 3/23/2011 6:01PM

    Looks like a great plan!

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An AMAZING week for me!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

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I have seen the mercy of God this week and have had several things come true that I have been WISHING for for years! I was thrilled to find out that I got a residency on Monday 3/14, and on Thursday I found out where! I am SOOO happy! My dream of becoming a doctor has come true after yearsssssss of putting in the work.

Now, I just need to put in the work to reach my weight loss goals. :) I've reached all the other goals I have set for myself, so it's time to give 100% and reach my weight loss goals!

The goals I want to reach in the next 4 month include:
1. Lose 45 pounds
2. Have balance in life. With residency I'm sure it'll be very time consuming, much like medical school. So I want to balance weight loss with having fun, studying, learning a new city, and getting to know new people.
3. Live more courageously. At least once a day do something I wouldn't normally do. :) Within reason
4. Use yoga and meditation on a regular basis
5. Develop healthy coping mechanisms.
6. Have healthy habits and FIND SOMETHING I LOVE and do it weekly and/or at least monthly.

I will be breaking my goal into small steps and weekly goals. Today, I am going to do make sure I get in my 30 mins (at least) and do some reading.

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CHARIZMA207 3/25/2011 4:09AM

    I'm in the exact same spot. I got my dream residency spot, but I wanna go as a thinner version of myself. I'm so happy for you! And I TRULY understand how good it feels to see "Congratulations, you have matched." emoticon

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ACURVYLADY 3/21/2011 4:24PM

    That's awesome ! Keep the faith

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EVASTEPHEN 3/21/2011 3:59PM

    Awesome!!! You are my inspiration!

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EVASTEPHEN 3/21/2011 3:58PM

    Congratulations!!! I am so proud of you. You inspire me. Stay focused and keep up the good work! You are outstanding!

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MISHY19050 3/21/2011 9:10AM

    YOU make me sooo proud!!!! Gongratulations on your great accomplishments. emoticon emoticon

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    Girl, words can not explain how happy I am for your right now!! It has to be an awesome feeling to fulfill a dream!! So, so happy for you!! I couldn't do anything but smile real big while reading this.
And all of your goals are within reach...JUST DO IT!!!
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GONABFIT 3/20/2011 10:24PM

    yep it is ambitious! I'm giving myself more than 4 months to reach the weight part of my goal. I just want to get a BIG chunk of it accomplished before I start residency :)

Thanks for the encouragement everyone!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 3/20/2011 10:12PM

    Ambitious goal list to achieve in 4 months. You're dedicated so I'm sure you'll check it all off your list. Keep your eyes on the prize!

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GONABFIT 3/20/2011 9:30PM

    thanks guys!

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ABETTERKGIRL 3/20/2011 8:11PM

    Congratulations on everything! You have a great plan set out so I know that you will reach your goals :)

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SLBRANTLEY 3/20/2011 5:59PM

    Congratulations and best wishes to you! emoticon emoticon

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CLUTTERBUSTER 3/20/2011 4:52PM

    Congrats on your residency! I, too, have a 45 pound goal. I am down 20! You can do it! God bless as you move forward in all of your goals! emoticon

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AUGUSTMASQUE 3/20/2011 4:20PM

    Congrats on the residency!!
That is sooo awesome. =]

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KIBAISREADY 3/20/2011 3:55PM

    You have the plan now all it take is action!...Good Luck emoticon

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GONABFIT 3/20/2011 3:44PM

    haven't really been writing in a long time, so forgive me if this blog doesn't make sense :_) lol

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My FIRST weight loss NOTICE!

Friday, February 18, 2011


I got my FIRST weight loss notice/compliment today. hahahaha it was not really a compliment and it came from someone who would not likely notice nor mention if I lost weight. They said "you sick?" I said, "huh", they said" are you sick? you look like you are losing weight..." I smiled and said, nope. not sick.

Weird compliment, sure... but THEY noticed the weight loss and I'll take what I can get!

YAYYYYYYYYYYY people are noticing! hahahhahhah I'm so silly sometimes

oh and on another note.... less than ONE month until I find out where I'm going for residency and 13 weeks until GRADUATION from medical school! YAAAAAAAAAAAYY!

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    Way to go!!! I can't wait until I lose enough for somebody, anybody to notice...Lol.

Good for you!! Keep it up!

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SWEETLIPS 2/22/2011 10:54AM

    Sounds good to me. I also stopped by because I am sending you a greeting from the Joyce Meyer's team. Yesterday, I be came the new Leader and all that means for me is that I will be accountable, but this is a member, inspired and member led team. I do hope you will continue to be active, share your journey, ask for support and give support, and share your love. I would really appreciate that interaction. Hope to Hear from you soon! In His Service - emoticon


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DIVA14K 2/19/2011 10:05PM

    If it sounds like a compliment it is a compliment. Yay for you!

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SPARKLE1908 2/19/2011 4:25PM

    That is wonderful girl...and we are surely counting down with you towards your graduation!!!!!

You rock!

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BABY_GIRL69 2/19/2011 10:35AM

    Great!! It was weird but when we work hard like we do its good when it pays off. God bless & continued success! Dee

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GENKI_WARRIOR 2/19/2011 7:39AM

    YAHOOO--13 weeks! Congrats on all your dedication paying off!

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MISSY0356 2/19/2011 7:11AM

    How awesome, it always feels good when someone notices!! emoticon

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CYNTHIAMINUS40 2/19/2011 12:22AM

    I'm with you, I'll take the compliment no matter how it's packaged emoticon

Congratulations on that scale going down!

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OLLYBIRD 2/18/2011 11:12PM

    Gotta love a compliment, even a weird one! Congrats on the weight loss! Keep up the good work!!

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AJOY1332 2/18/2011 10:38PM

    haha nice! emoticon

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KATROSADO5 2/18/2011 10:35PM

    You go girl. I'll take a sideways compliment or weird comment that I can twist around as positive about my weight loss any day of the week. I haven't gotten one yet. I've lost 17 pounds and not one person has said a word HAH.

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FLAMENM 2/18/2011 10:27PM

    Some people give weird compliments. My sister thought I was sick because I lost weight. And 95% of teh folks at work only noticed when someone told them how much weight I had lost. I had one coworker say, "Oh. you'll just gain it all back."

Congrats on the weight loss. You will be rocking at graduation!

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NICKIEBH 2/18/2011 9:59PM

    Congrats on the weightloss notice, I know other noticing my hard work always gives me a boost! emoticon

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