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Saturday: Soul rejuventation

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Day 4 of logging. I get my gift tomorrow. :)

I saw this quote on my page and found it inspiring. Even though it's been on my page for years, I figured I would share.

Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again."

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SWEETLIPS 8/29/2011 5:59AM

    I love this quote - saving it!!!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 8/28/2011 10:46PM

    I Love that quote! I'm adding it to my inspiration chest. emoticon

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Thankful Thursday: Reasons why I'm proud

Thursday, August 25, 2011

So today was a long exhausting day for me. I only have 5 mins to write this blog LITERALLY. I am on a time limit. I gave myself 10 mins to journal and 5 mins to blog.

I have been tired since I got off work. But I decided that somethings MUST be done so I used my time to clean a little, catch up on work that needed to be done this week and of course get at LEAST 7 hours of sleep.

So now I can quickly tell you the reasons why I'M PROUD of myself today.
emoticon* though I am busy, I have NEVER given up on my goal to lose weight and BE HEALTHY.

emoticon* I may not be able to squeeze in much but I try to do something each day. like today I did 20 squats before jumping into bed, a 30 second plank hold for my abs and 5 mins on my spin bike. in the GRAND scheme of things, that was nothing... but to me that was a statement of DEDICATION even when it has to be a little. and I'm sick... so I need to learn to take it easy on myself. I am planning some AM exercise though.

emoticon*I chose a healthy lunch at the cafeteria. - small piece of chicken marsala, cabbage, and carrots

emoticon*I passed on coldstone icecream even though I was right outside the store and wanted it. And I chose not to eat in intentionally! MY goals are MORE important

emoticon * I have been recording my food and exercise for 2 days. 3 more days til I get my first mini gift!

emoticon* I set several mini goals to get the ball rolling on this lasting weight loss and I'm actually completing each step.

** I made time to journal and blog despite an already jam packed day, being sick, and being exhausted. emoticon emoticon

Time is up.
Night Sparkies! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 8/26/2011 10:39AM

    Focused and dedicated to the max!!! Very proud of you sis...keep up the good work!

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HEATHERALENE 8/25/2011 11:54PM

Loving the determination! Keep it up!

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INA_SONKA 8/25/2011 11:03PM

    Great job! You are inspiring; we can't all sit around expecting that someday we'll all of a sudden have a bunch of time, money, etc. to finally focus exclusively on our goals. We need to fit it in NOW. If it is important, it has to make it in there somehow.

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randomness: "you wear it well"

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I'm just dropping by to update you all.

I have been working hard as usual. I woke up randomly at 7:30 this morning (a SATURDAY, when I don't even have to work!! GASP) So I decided to make the most of this morning and get back to my usual free weekend plan of going to a park/hiking on my day off. :-D I am doing my best to stay active. And though I haven't lost much in the weight department, my body is getting MORE and MORE fit. :-) It's to the point where ppl think I have lost pounds but I haven't and even in pictures I look slimmer. At the doctors office, the nurse put the bar (on the scale) at 100 and I told her you need to move it to the 150. She said, NO way. Then she saw I was correct and said WOW I never would have guessed, you wear it well.

All that to say, I want to lose POUNDS. But in the mean while, I don't mind carrying it [ the weight] well. :-) Time for a good workout, so that one day soon the bar on the scale can stay on the 100 bar and I will be at my goal! :-D

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DESYACV2 8/22/2011 1:36PM

    good job, that's awesome. keep working hard. that happened to me too. although I find it frustrating at time, I wish the scale move as well lol. keep up the good work

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FATHINSN 8/21/2011 8:40AM

    AWESOME, even on non working day you still wake up early and do workouts! I'm so impressive as I'm still struggling to do even just 5-min after I wake up, hehe.

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NELLIEC 8/20/2011 5:29PM

    Yes, it is good to wear it well. And the pounds will come off. It is better to lose them little by little as you and your body learn new good habits.

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2BEEFIT 8/20/2011 9:23AM

    Muscles weigh more! :) Good for you and all your hard work!

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August: 8 things I've learned: PICTURE UPDATE

Sunday, August 14, 2011

This is a progress picture taken today to compare to the one from earlier this summer. Excuse the scarf and mismatch bikini. LOL.
So in the past few months, I have graduated from medical school. Started working 80 hour work weeks as a doctor, had little time to get most stuff done, but tried on a consistent basis to exercise as much as I could AND eat healthier.

Things I've learned in my limited free time over the past few months:
1. Sleep is important. I feel better when I get sleep EVERY night. And some nights I have to work 10 pm - 2 pm so I don't sleep much those nights. But, every night I CAN get sleep, I NEED to make a conscious effort to do so.
2. This weight loss thing is MORE about eating healthy than exercising 2 hours a day. - My time is limited. Luckily I actually ENJOY exercise and look forward to it, but I have this sinking suspicion that I will reach my goals MUCH faster if I eat healthy foods in moderation and exercise when I can. vs. eating fast food daily and then exercising like a manic and losing out on sleep because I need to burn off the extra cals.
3. Being positive is the only way to maintain sanity. - Lets see, I'm a Psychiatrist... so my personal mental health is VERY important to me and I plan to do my best to protect it. So that means, I choose to be positive, eliminate unnecessary stress and keep my life as simple as possible for as long as possible.
4. My life has GREATLY improved since I removed the negative people in my life. - As bad as I felt for having to eliminate some people and things, my life is MUCH BETTER for it. Daily arguing is not good for your health- mentally or physically. I look better, feel better, am happier, and actually enjoy life more now that I've made some changes.
5. Being single is better than being unhappily attached. -enough said.
6. When I trust God, he works it out. - He always has, and I trust he always will
7. I have to make PLANS and have something to look forward to in order to be successful AND feel like I am focused. - Goals make getting up each day a little easier. Therefore, I need to spend more time thinking about what I want from this life... and then go about getting it.
8. This journey is about SELF-LOVE: I have said it before and will say it again, until you learn to LOVE yourself I don't think you can be successful. No matter how far you've let yourself go, you've GOT to find something you can love about yourself or you will not continue to be successful. Lose weight because you deserve to have the freedom to live life how you want to live it. Just make sure you are loving yourself along the way. Buy nice clothes, get pedicures, wear makeup (if that's something that makes you feel good about yourself), whatever you do STOP WAITING UNTIL YOU REACH YOUR GOALS TO LIVE!!!!!! You never know how much life you have left, why not enjoy it while it's yours to enjoy. You won't get these days back.

And on that note, I've got plenty to do today before it is time for bed. I try to go to a new park every weekend and get at least ONE outdoor workout per week. On my agenda today is prayer, cleaning, a little shopping, an outdoor workout, writing, some reading, and sleep. LOL We'll see how much I get done.

P.s. I did not proof read this and I'm rushing. Hope you enjoy the blog. Later!

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JIBBIE49 8/15/2011 12:23AM


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SPARKLE1908 8/14/2011 7:04PM

    You already know that I think you ROCK so this blog is just another reason for me to say it again....lol!!!

Keep up the great work and the wonderful attitude!!!!

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ALESHABEE 8/14/2011 5:26PM

    Loving the new pic... emoticon emoticon emoticon

LOVE, LOVE LOVE #2!!! I wish more ppl understood this. You can actually lose A LOT of weight without exercising like a maniac but few people realize this. Most people think it's about exercising but really 80-90% of weight loss is about NUTRITION!! You eat prolly 5-6 times a day x7 that is 35-42 meals per week where as you prolly exercise only 5 times a week...like you said, WHAT you eat is WAY more impt that exercise. On the days I know I won't have time to exercise (which is rare because I get it in no matter what) I make sure I EAT PROPERLY!!

Good luck with your medical residency and all your other endeavours!!

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SAMANTHAJEAN86 8/14/2011 3:40PM

    You look amazing!!!

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JACRBUNCH 8/14/2011 3:01PM

    What great insight. Thanks for sharing!

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SHERYL_B 8/14/2011 2:39PM

    What an amazing transition you have made in your life this year! Congrats on your professional accomplishments! I agree that when time is limited like yours is, that focusing on the nutrition has to be primary and exercising when possible is secondary.

I am also a person that functions much better when getting regular sleep. Sometimes my schedule gets crazy and I don't get my normal sleep time, but it isn't anything compared to yours!

Good luck!

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KLOVELYJ 8/14/2011 2:24PM

    OMG!!!! I felt a tear drop. I'm always saying I'll do this or go there when I lose the weight, but you are so right...why not do it now??? Why wait until I lose the weight? Thanks chic, plenty much love for this blog and now I'm off to swim in my bathing suit without shorts...LOL! May be a blog coming up on how that went.

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July Challenge: On the road to FREEDOM !!!!!

Friday, July 08, 2011


~*~ We are half way through 2011 and I want to SEE results come NEW YEAR! Join me~*~

July is here and in full affect. We are one week in 7/8/11 So we have about 3 weeks to get going and reach our goals! I have lost 3 pounds so far this month and remembered that we have not Set our monthly challenge yet.

How about a JULY challenge to lose 5 pounds in the remaining THREE weeks of JULY! And the challenge is called on the road to FREEDOM because each step we take in a positive direction is bringing us that much closer to our ultimate goal. And I'm not sure about you, but my ULTIMATE goal is to be free of the pain of not being completely satisfied with my body and knowing that I could do something about it if I just stay focused. So if anyone is interested, sign up here (in the message board of GMIH) and lets just focus on the next few weeks to get a little closer to our ultimate goal.

Here are the guidelines:
1. Drink 6 glasses of water a day. (count them. So when you check in you can say you did it)
2. Eat 3 fruits/veggies a day. - may I suggest one with each meal, if that would help you stay focused and remember?
3. Do something active everyday. Doesn't have to be much; one trip around the block in your neighborhood, one extra flight of stairs, 20 punches or push ups before bed. whatever. Just do something active DAILY.
4. Do 30 mins of planned exercise at least THREE days a week for the next THREE weeks.
5. At the end of each day, write what you did correctly AND give yourself a compliment.

There we go, 5 steps to lose hopefully 5 pounds by the end of JULY.

If you don't make it there completely, that's fine. But remember, on the road to FREEDOM every step/every pound counts. (even losing 3 lbs a month would leave you 18 lbs lighter by the end of the year.... and 18 POUNDS is a big deal.)

Ok team, you've been challenged. Now, MAKE IT HAPPEN! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Oh and all those who participate and/or reach the 3 pound goal get a GOODIE!!!!!!

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GONABFIT 7/8/2011 7:54PM

    GMIH is my team stands for Gonna Make it Happen. Feel free to join in the challenge. I posted it for everyone to see. :)

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GETDONE 7/8/2011 12:32PM


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MELLYBEANS0919 7/8/2011 9:51AM

    Great plan, excited for this, it is simple and I like that. You said were the team was but I don't know what GMIH stands for - help please!

I do not have a scale, how should I weigh myself before/after? Maybe go to a friends?

I am going to blog each day with how I do.

Thanks for coming up with this!

We will all rock July!

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SPARKLE1908 7/8/2011 8:45AM

    Sounds like a plan to me! emoticon

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