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PIC update!! 5/18/12

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hmm... what can I say... I've been working out daily. Trying to eat better. Scale is moving slowly but not much. Down 2 more pounds. I think by my birthday I will be even more amazing... if I keep this up!

Let me celebrate for a sec::::: NSV: Someone I hadn't seen at work in a few months said (randomly during a lecture) "Did you lose weight!?!?"
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I am leaving for Vegas in 5 days... and I can't wait!! :-) It's gonna be SOOOO amazing. :) I was trying on bathing suits this morning (because I thought I should start packing soon) and found this one. I hated it when I first put it on, took a pic and saw the pic didn't look too bad. When I look down at my body I feel like it's flabby. I think it's because I know the # on the scale is not really moving BUT I do like how I look in this suit. and.... I MADE A PROMISE THAT I WOULD TREAT MYSELF WELL AND BE KIND TO ME! and thus, I am not saying any bad things about myself.

I am amazing.

I am lovable and loved.

My body is EXACTLY as it should be at this moment... and so, may I present:

So sparkpeople... Is it Vegas worthy!?!?!? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EDDYMEESE 5/29/2012 1:07AM


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MYLOVELYCURVES 5/25/2012 12:42PM

    You look great!!!! :)


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MAGGIEX3UK 5/21/2012 4:45PM

    you look a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!
I think the real question is, is Vegas ready for you =)

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HEALTHYOTTER 5/21/2012 3:31PM

    Looking good! I read once that 80% of people have an unrealistic impression of how they look. So, listen to all the positive feedback here! Remember the scale doesn't tell the entire story. The muscle definition of your abs and legs: definite NSV's!

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X5X52000 5/21/2012 2:26PM

    Are You Kidding Me!!! Don't even think twice!!!! Definitely Vegas Worthy!!!! You look emoticon!

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GONABFIT 5/21/2012 1:27PM

    You guys are SOOO nice to mE! How much do I owe you!?! (Keep in mind I'm broke and have loans to pay!) HAHA

Seriously, I appreciate the nice comments. Thank you.

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KERRYMONIQUE 5/21/2012 10:07AM

    emoticon Sexy lady!!! So very Vegas worthy!!! And I must say, I love your attitude!!! So what if the scale is moving slowly - girl you look hot!!! That's what matters!!! emoticon Be good to yourself! You deserve to look good AND feel good!


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THE_NEW_MELISSA 5/21/2012 9:48AM

    Holy moly you rock that swim suit! Wow, you are a knock-out!

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RAINTHIEF 5/20/2012 11:35AM

    WOOOO!!!! Hotness, chicka! emoticon May I borrow your abs and legs this summer when I have to be in a swimsuit?

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MJ7DM33 5/19/2012 9:28PM

  emoticon You look great!!!!!! Definitely worthy of anywhere you want to vacation!!!

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KAY-SUPREME 5/19/2012 8:23PM

    Totally Vegas worthy!

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FLY0NTHEWAL1 5/19/2012 6:36PM

    You look great in this bikini! Very sexy!

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 5/19/2012 9:04AM

    Definitely Vegas-worthy! Keep it up!

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CNWFIT 5/19/2012 8:20AM

    Great job lady! You look great! Have fun in Vegas!

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CNWFIT 5/19/2012 8:20AM

    Great job lady! You look great! Have fun in Vegas!

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123ELAINE456 5/19/2012 7:58AM

  You look great!!! God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 5/19/2012 4:32AM

    You look AMAZING!!!!

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SAMANTHAJEAN86 5/19/2012 12:26AM

    Definately pack this swimsuit, you look a-mazing! Keep it up, you can really see the definition in your abs and legs!

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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

So I've been sick all week... and my appetite has been down. Today I had a boiled egg and 2 oz of turkey sausage for breakfast and soup for lunch. Then I thought, oh... I'll get this brownie sundae... because I want it and I think it'll be yummy. And you know what, it was DELICIOUS. After I ate it, I decided to add it to my food diary. I'm trying to stay honest. Do you know that brownie had 1290 CALORIES!!!!!!!!!!!???!!!!?????


It was delicious but it was NOT worth THAT many calories.

But no regrets. I chose to eat it and I enjoyed it. But I did think twice about the next time I randomly decide to treat myself. I thought, man... this must be why they say to PLAN YOUR MEALS before you eat. If I had known it was 1290 cals I would not have consciously chosen to eat it. If I did choose to eat it, I would have eaten only a part (but really... is the 1/2 of a brownie worth 600 cals? Probably not. So next time, I'll just make it from scratch).

And the better news,

Because I logged my food, I was AWARE of the fact that I just consumed a day's worth of cals in ONE dessert and I was able to WORK IT OFF!

Burned 1150 calories during my 2 hour workout and felt amazing afterward. I think my cold is getting better AND I don't have any guilt about the brownie.

You live and you learn :-)

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TRACYZABELLE 5/18/2012 2:55AM

    Why is it when we feel sick we want comfort foods?? I feel it is better to curl up on the couch and pull the blankets up to my chin and sip hot tea!!

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NELLIEC 5/10/2012 4:25PM

    Well, if I get a brownie craving, I eat one of the Fiber One 90 calorie brownies. Probably not as sinfully delicious, but still it is a brownie!

Before I got on SP, I wouldn't have known to check the calories!

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SPARKLE1908 5/10/2012 12:02PM

    When I eat brownie or anything like that I have no regrets...I refuse to beat myself up about enjoying something...life is too short but I try to balance everything out...just like you did!!! Moderation is key...so is happiness!!!

Keep up the wonderful job!!

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MELLYBEANS0919 5/10/2012 11:11AM

    Amazing with your cals burned, you must really move! Mmm brownie sundae sounds good, but as you said a homemade one could be even better (and healthier). No regrets, you enjoyed it, it's life right?

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GENKI_WARRIOR 5/10/2012 9:55AM

    You're burning some amazing calories in your workouts! No regrets, indeed--you can handle that brownie sundae!

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 5/10/2012 6:08AM

    That is one wicked brownie! UGH!!
Sadly...probably not THAT good after you saw the days worth of calories!
Good Job tracking and sweating it off!

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The Great Reveal: LOTS of pics :-)

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Hey guys!! I'm back from my vacation!!

Warning... TMI: TOM decided he would join me on this vacation though I planned and worked out and wanted him to stay away so I could look my best! I decided that I had waited long enough to put this darn bikini on and strut my stuff... so I did it anyway... bloated and all! :-) So now I have 2.5 weeks until I head to Las Vegas with the new beau. Time to get re-focused and try to slim down, or maintain.

Oh and the vacation was AMAZING. My friend and I got along so well and had a GREAT time. She has lost 80 lbs on her own and she was strutting her stuff in her bikini and looked A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. We even did a kickboxing session taught by yours truly!!! :-) We burned 500+ cals that day. We also took the stairs everywhere we went, walked often, and went to the gym while on our cruise!

I am proud that I've made this a lifestyle and you know what... people know me for my workouts and I LIKE that!


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123ELAINE456 5/10/2012 3:14AM

  Awesome Pictures. You look good. This is The WAY TO GO!!! God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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BEFIT014 5/9/2012 3:51AM

    You look GREAT!

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MISSCUS 5/7/2012 11:01PM

    Life is good!

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    You both look great! emoticon

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ELLIMINTY 5/7/2012 12:36PM

    Wow! You look great!

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SHIRAROCK 5/7/2012 10:42AM

    I am glad you had a blast! Awesome stuff!

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SWEETLIPS 5/6/2012 9:18PM

    CONGRATULATIONS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Mu

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SAMANTHAJEAN86 5/6/2012 11:34AM

    All your hard work definately shows, you look great!

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GLAMOURGIRL-9 5/6/2012 10:17AM

    You look awesome!!!!!You did so great . WAY TO GO

I'm going on vacation to Punta cana 7 weeks from today with a friend! Your pics have gotten me even more excited ~!!!

Can't wait to strut my stuff :)

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GONABFIT 5/6/2012 9:50AM

    Thank you so much guys!!! I was nervous about finally wearing the bikini in public, but I decided I've waited long enough and it was time... Thanks for the compliments!

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DARKCHILD 5/6/2012 7:21AM

    Love Love Love that green dress! You look fabulous!

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    You look AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

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LAURAKOHORST 5/6/2012 2:50AM

    colour me green with jealousy. I love the pics. You looked like you were having a ball.

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MELLYBEANS0919 5/6/2012 12:26AM

    That looks like a fun trip. And you look AWESOME! Rocking that bikini.

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AMANDA_A_725 5/5/2012 11:44PM

    Congrats! You look awesome!!!! And you obviously had a great time! Have fun in Vegas!!! emoticon

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JACRBUNCH 5/5/2012 11:05PM

    Glad you had a great time. You look GREAT!

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Mid April: PIC update!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


So... This month I have been on a mission. I wanted results and I'm working hard to get them. Pretty much I'm just eating fewer carbs and drinking water and working out (as usual). So... we will see how this goes. Hoping to be AMAZING by my bday in July. :-)

Lots of upcoming events:
April= cruise to Bahamas
May = Las Vegas
July= BDAY trip somewhere nice!! :-)

5/16/2011: MY BEFORE

::I STILL have NEVER worn this bathing suit in public lol... maybe this will be the YEAR!::

***ETA: THIS IS AT MOST ONLY AN ****EIGHT*** pound difference!! The scale hasn't moved much but it seems that the inches have!

4/20/12 (date of the NEW pic) "HALF-WAY" ?

Do you guys see a difference!?

Side-by side:
**I'm still working hard and hopefully will be at my goal SOON ;-) OR at least by July 2012**

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    Awwwwwsome!!!!! You look amazing!

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    I am seeing huge difference in -8 pounds. AWESOME!!!!!!


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EVASTEPHEN 4/24/2012 1:06PM

    You look great, I see some abs!

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ROGERSBABE1 4/24/2012 12:50PM

    WOW! It's so good seeing all of that hard work pay off. Congrats!

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DNS9264 4/23/2012 4:24PM

    You look amazing! Rock that bikini on your cruise this month!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 4/23/2012 4:06PM

    Girl you are gettin it in as the young people say! Keep it moving & you will be where you want to be soon.

God bless,

Thanks for today's inspiration!


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FITGIRL15 4/23/2012 11:36AM

    I see the changes too! Good for you! WORK IT!

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KRISTALD76 4/23/2012 7:49AM

    Huge difference! You are looking GREAT!!!

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123ELAINE456 4/23/2012 3:05AM

  Congratulations on your weight loss. Yes you can see the diffirence with the weight loss between the two pictures. Keep doing what you are doing. This is the WAY TO GO!!! God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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SPARKLE1908 4/22/2012 6:36PM

    Anyone with eyes should be able to see the difference...you are looking GREAT SIS...keep up the great work!!!!

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SUNSET09 4/22/2012 5:14PM

  Keep up the good work as this is so encouraging! You look great and this will b a birthday present to yourself to wear that bathing suit! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MELLYBEANS0919 4/22/2012 4:32PM

    That is a major difference. You look incredible! Your hard work is paying off big time!

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DEREONGODDESS 4/22/2012 3:45PM

    Wow! you look absolutely Amazing!!!..You're doing a great job and in my opinion you're already ready to wear that in public!.. emoticon on your progress!!!...And I'm def jealous of your upcoming events!..I've yet to go on a cruise!..But I'm dying to go so hopefully one soon I can make that happen!

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OAXACA1 4/22/2012 2:45PM

    You look fantastic!! And I hope you see the major change in your body from the last picture...great work!!

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April Fools/ Amazing results in April!!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Hey everyone,

Time for my monthly blog.... I have been working hard on my weight loss plan since late last year. I feel like my inches are changing but the scale not so much. Honestly that is getting kind of frustrating. It doesn't change anything because I still have to eat right and exercise to lose weight [and maintain once I reach my goal] but I am hoping that I can figure out a way to get the scale to start moving because I don't want another year of hard work and no real loss on the scale. I am, however, reaping the other benefits of exercise: Great sleep, better mood, clearer mind and skin (LOL)... but at some point no matter what people say, I still want to see some results on the SCALE! So... on that note, I'm going to keep pushing and go over things with a fine-toothed comb to see where I can make (more) changes. Here's to pushing through disappointment and never giving up!


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GONABFIT 4/19/2012 10:13PM

    Just an update... I'm seeing RESULTS! GOOOOOO MEEEEEE!

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SPARKLE1908 4/3/2012 12:40PM

    You and me both sis!!! We'll get it in for the month of April....

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FITGIRL15 4/3/2012 10:11AM

    To make the scale move, your diet will have to change.
By doing something as simple as Incorporating more veggies to your diet (as snacks) I guarantee you'll see the results that you are after!

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    GREAT way of thinking, pushing through and never giving up. I also had to step back, rethink and retweak my plan. It hit me recently that I have been on SPARK for 2 years now and I have lost and regained the same 10-12 lbs over and over. No more of that. My original goal was to lose 40 pounds and dang if this year won't be the year! I am down 11 right now and not looking back anymore only forward.
Significant weight loss is what I want, to be my own success story. Good luck in reaching your own goals! I know you can do it.

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