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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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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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Project Beautiful Bombshell: Day 98: QUICK vacation update

Friday, June 24, 2011

Im back from my cruise, still looking AND feeling good. :-) I ate the things I wanted but in moderation... and don't think I had a real dessert the entire time. I didn't gain too much weight (what I did gain was likely from salt retention... but a week and lots of water will show my true weight) and did SOMETHING active every day! Stairs, running on the track, walking miles in the cities :-) So I'm happy and feeling free.

I start work next week, so I will get back to my regular rotation pretty soon so I can continue the weight loss.

Hope you all had a great week!

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SPARKLE1908 6/25/2011 11:15AM

    Glad you are back and refreshed from vacation!!!!

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CBLANK20091 6/25/2011 6:16AM

That's awesome that you were able to enjoy your vacation and still stick with a healthy lifestyle

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LAURIE5658 6/24/2011 12:20PM

    Welcome home, Dr. Gonabfit! Its great to have you back with us!!


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CINDY195 6/24/2011 12:06PM

    Isn't exercise so much more fun in the sun!!! Way to go!! emoticon emoticon

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Project Beautiful Bombshell: Day 57: Picture Time-warning... lots of them!

Friday, May 13, 2011

So, I decided to take a few bikini pictures as a STARTING point. I'm trying to wear this bikini for my 26th birthday... and would love to look AWESOME in it. :-)

I took pretty standard pics. Then a few "fun pics" a little more than 2 months til my birthday... but I want to FINALLY get to wear a 2 piece at the beach AND feel confident. So Project beautiful Bombshell is underway. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon




FUNNNN Pics: [want to have good reference points]

Well.... time to go to bed. Hopefully I will be Bikini ready soon enough. Thanks for all of the support Sparkies. :-D

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    Why are you worrying. You look Fabulosssaaaa already!! Stop worrying!! I wish I looked as great !! emoticon

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KSTARANNE 5/24/2011 10:31PM

    You look gorgeous! Way to go Bombshell!

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TEENY_BIKINI 5/24/2011 10:25PM

    I love this! You are absolutely beautiful!!


I love how you look like you are having so much fun!

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TONYA46 5/19/2011 2:06PM

    Looking good Diva,

I am with you and soon I hope to be bikini ready too......

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FITGIRL15 5/16/2011 4:07PM

    Psssssstttt! You already ARE a beautiful BOMBshell!

Gorgeous!!! You can do this!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 5/15/2011 11:43PM

    looking good!

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JAYA_EOS 5/14/2011 7:06PM

    That's the spirit!


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THECRAZYMANGO 5/14/2011 5:45PM

    I LOVE that you obviously had tons of fun with this! emoticon

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MAGGIENCALI 5/14/2011 5:40PM

    Love it!!!

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LILSHINE 5/14/2011 5:33PM

    Girl I wish! You look really nice in it, but I do understand that you want to be your very best, so make it happen and enjoy

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HAKIRBY 5/13/2011 11:05AM

  You look pretty slammin' in it already. You'll be stunning in two months time!

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OFFDREA 5/13/2011 10:45AM

    Right on!!!! You're looking pretty good already! Good luck!

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STRIVING4HEALTH 5/13/2011 10:13AM

    What a cute suit! You are so pretty too! Can't wait to see your progress!

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APRILBLESS 5/13/2011 10:12AM

    So so cute. You and I have the same shape. The Coke bottle. So that bikini already looks great on you. I did my bikini shots too. Just have to own up to it and post it, ha. It's a little scary to do that. Thanks for the motivation chica.

You already look amazing and confident. But so excited for the progress you will undoubtedly have... yay!!!
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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 5/13/2011 9:04AM

    Love the fun pics!! You look so confident and happy!!

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SAMANTHAJEAN86 5/13/2011 8:57AM

    You're beautiful already, so if these are the befores, I can't wait to see the afters! You'll be rockin that bikini on your birthday!

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KIMROID 5/13/2011 7:43AM

    Cute bikini! You look great!

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    Hello Blooming Bombshell!!

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  YOU LOOK FANTASTIC! Good luck with project beautiful bombshell - i'm looking forward to seeing your progress!!!

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ONNEST 5/13/2011 2:34AM

    I always feel weird commenting on strangers' picture posts, but I can't help myself. You. Are. Gorgeous. For serious. I just thought you should know.

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project Beautiful Bombshell: Day 54: Some INTERESTING results

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

OK, so I'm gonna be quick.

I am actually sorting clothes and beginning my packing to move journey. I'll start with my INTERESTING RESULTS... I found my weight loss journal/scrapbook in an attempt to take my measurements and make sure I had a STRONG reference point for this journey.

I found the measurements from a YEAR AGO. They are as such, I have gained 8 lbs since then. BUT I have a total of MINUS 0.5 inches. So, I'm thinking though I gained weight overall some of it must be muscle. ALSO, and :::warning TMI, men, close your eyes/ears LOL::: my bust has grown THREE SOLID inches. What in the WORLD is happening. [NO birth control and NO pregnancy.... just big boobs all of a sudden] lol. And everywhere else lost inches or at least some centimeters. :-D

Bust in 2010: 36 inches
rib cage below bust 31 inches (2010) .

Bust in 2011:39 INCHES!?!?!?!? [ i triple checked]
rib cage below bust: STILL 31 inches

Went from 34C----34 D that's tight.

Now I know that was TMI... but I wanted to explain because I that means if I hadn't had the breast growth I would have had a higher net loss of inches.

Either way, for a year of turmoil and stress... the NET + 8 lbs and -.5 inch isn't that bad. and I'm happy to know where I am so I can go where I'm headed with a CLEAR PLAN.

My closet clean out plan. I'm currently wearing size 10 pants, size 8 dresses, medium/large shirts. I used to be in size 8 pants.

So I'm keeping 10 size 8 pants and 4 size 6's. That means I will be giving away almost 30 pairs of jeans. OR MORE. But I think of how more useful they will be ON someone's body versus in a bin in my closet. and I'm NOT taking all this baggage to my new house.

Any tips for where to take the clothes? I'm going to give a lot away to charity but I have a LOT to get rid of... and a little money before a move never hurts... IDEAS!?

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NAPPILICIOUS 5/22/2011 5:41PM

    Great progress. I'd go with Salvation Army or Goodwill. I think a garage sale is a good idea, but you would have to find more stuff to give away. Good Luck! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 5/11/2011 6:06PM

    Garage sale or resale shops, you can earn a little money & 30pairs of jeans?! Girl, I got 5 pair of jeans that I can wear at any given time. I need to come shopping wit you emoticon
emoticon emoticonGod bless & enjoy everyday! Dee

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HEAVENSSHADOW 5/11/2011 9:35AM

    Garage sale!
Or....you could find a church in need, or Goodwill, Salvation Army.... all are good choices. :)

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 5/10/2011 10:42PM

    Awesome stats. good luck with the jeans!

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GONABFIT 5/10/2011 9:29PM

    HAHAHA you might be RIGHT. emoticon

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NELLIEC 5/10/2011 9:26PM

    I'm thinking that a lot of the new muscles are in the chest area! emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 5/10/2011 8:54PM

    I would find a nice consignment shop to take them too...you can get a little money from them (not sure how much)...or have a yard sale....you can charge what you want for them...maybe $5 a pair....

But kudos to you for cleaning out your closet...you are right..it's much better for them to be put to good use!!!

You rock sis!

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PUNZIE73 5/10/2011 8:26PM

    Good for you! Yay! Wish I fit myself into your jeans! Thanks for the insight!

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