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Calling ALL Bombshells!!!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Hey guys!

My sister, DRTAMM, and I have been trying to cook up ways to spread motivation amongst our Sparkie friends emoticon !

We would like to propose a CHALLENGE for our fellow Gonna Make it Happen members (the group I created) and all other Sparkies who'd like to come join us!

The Challenge will begin April 1 but OF COURSE you can start early!! :-) We are hoping to get at least 10 ACTIVE members to participate, post, and encourage each other! I think there is power in numbers
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Challenge:
emoticon MAJOR goal is to lose 5 % body weight in 8 weeks:
For example- If you weigh 170 you'd want to lose ~8.5 pounds in 8 weeks.
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** Lose a size? Come here and celebrate!
** Able to run 5 mins longer than you could before? SUCCESS!!!
** Body Fat decrease? SUCCESS
** Get it? Basically, I KNOW you can succeed and I'd love us to succeed together!


For most people this will be a VERY doable challenge and possibly many will EXCEED this goal! :) I am personally giving out PRIZES ( ok ok... spark goodies) to any/all who participate and complete the challenge :)


If you're interested let me know and we can do this together!! If not, My sis and I will still be there chugging right along! I hope you (some of YOU) will join us!

  
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X5X52000 3/18/2013 8:35AM

    Count me in!!! emoticon emoticon

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GONABFIT 3/17/2013 10:37PM

    YAY! Glad to see so many people interested! @Sugar0814 don't worry I won't hold you to the 5% rule... it's just a guide so we can have something to aim towards. :)

This is a life long journey... as long as we get there, it won't matter how long it took!


I will compile a list soon of the people who are interested!

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DAVISCHIC 3/16/2013 6:41PM

  I'm interested.
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SUGAR0814 3/15/2013 8:33PM

    I'm nervous to join especially when I calculated how much weight I would need to lose. But, since you're offering Spark Goodies, I'm IN!!! LOL emoticon

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ANNIEBANANIE80 3/15/2013 1:17PM

    Yes Please and Thank you!!

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DONNA5281 3/15/2013 11:44AM

  Sounds good!

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TAFODIL24 3/15/2013 9:45AM

    I would love to be a part of this challenge ~ please count me in emoticon

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STEVIEBEE569 3/15/2013 9:44AM

    I would like to join you! I will be starting the Insanity program on April 1st, which is when you'll be doing your challenge. So, this will be right up my alley!

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123ELAINE456 3/15/2013 4:36AM

  AWESoME BLOG!!! You are doing Great. Have breathing and other health problems so cannot do the Challenge. Sorry. Will encourage everyone to join and complete it with You. This is the WAY TO GO!!! God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Weekend. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JENNGETTINGBUFF 3/15/2013 3:20AM

    I'm interested! I have been looking for an active group to join, and that sounds like a good challenge!

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LWLAR7 3/15/2013 2:46AM

  Your looking good

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ZRIE014 3/15/2013 1:28AM

  first day of the rest of your life.

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You ready?

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Hey guys!

I gave you a break from my daily blogs but I'm baaaaaaack!

I need an accountability partner and even when I find one sometimes they get busy... or I get busy and we stop being accountable to each other.

So, I am picking YOU (whoever you are... if you so choose to read my blogs) to be the one to whom I will hold myself publicly accountable!

I am restarting the Beck Diet Solution which isn't a diet but a WAY of thinking about dieting. I LOVE this book and being that I am a psychiatrist I am into CBT. Basically, it's a way to teach yourself to think differently about common situations so you can have a better outcome.

It's a 42 day challenge but I started some while ago so I will just blog as I see fit based on the skill I am perfecting :)

It is now MARCH... time waits for no one. I have lost some weight since January and I'm exercising regularly so I want to MAXIMIZE my weight loss.

Do you have any goals for the next 6 weeks?
Mine are:

1. Lose 10 pounds
2. Strength train 2 times a week for 30 mins for THREE weeks. Then train 3 times a week for 30 mins.
3. Continue to work on my NUTRITIONAL goals and habits!

That's it :)

- Oh for nostalgic reasons:
1. I got in a car accident today - a woman hit me... but I stayed calm and was kind to the other driver. Didn't let it completely ruin my day.
2. I boiled eggs for breakfast because I was rushing
3. I still am LIMITING my fast food! woo hoo THIS is a TRUE accomplishment
4. Taking time to make a PLAN and set goals for the next few weeks
5. Got my hair done :)


How is everything going for you guys?

  
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TBABY_8 3/13/2013 11:32AM

    Thanks for the motivational push. I needed to read your blog this morning. You can do it because you have set your goals. Keep pushing! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 3/6/2013 1:56PM

  Welcome Back. We have miss You. You have a Great Plan. You will be able to do it. This is The WAY TO GO!!! KEEP PUSHING FORWARD!!! God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Marvelous Day. You will make it. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Great plans and welcome back to the journey.

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LHLADY517 3/5/2013 9:54PM

    You can do it.

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OMG she is SO beautiful! with PICS!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hey guys,

What an interesting day so far... I figured I would share.

So I'm going along, minding my own business. Then I see this girl. She was wearing my Favorite color (red if you can't tell), her hair looked nice, she appeared to be in great shape. I wondered what it must feel like to be her? To be at your TIP TOP shape... to wake up and KNOW you look amazing. To be at your dream weight... All I could do was smile. Clearly this was a prom picture but she looked awesome... and it turns out (surprise surprise) that SHE was ME! **You guessed it huh?**


[me: 17 years old]

Well here's the thing! I remember that day. I remember being SO self conscious. I remember sucking my stomach in as far as I could and praying no one would call me fat... as the had so many times before. I remember having fun at Prom but also being so worried that people were secretly laughing or going to tease me. I remember ALWAYS wishing I weighed 120lbs... and I never could get there. I weighed 132 lb... and therefore I was no enough. I was a cheerleader and while I had a cute shape, Thin waist big hips, I still was the "big" one... I wasn't satisfied with where I was. If it wasn't perfect... it wasn't good enough.

I look at that picture now and think "OH MY GOD. Lord, Why couldn't I see the beauty that I had at that time? Why did I care what they thought? I should have held my head high and pranced around the dance floor like I owned it. I should have said WHO CARES if I never make it to 120 lbs... who cares if I stay at 132lbs for the rest of my life... I look great! Who cares that I have curves (and am healthy) and everyone else is less shapely... this is who I am! Instead, I guess secretly I decided it was better not to get too much attention that way people wouldn't tease me as much.

Let's fast forward to now...





[Me now... 27 :) ]

I do not want to make the same mistake. I don't want to look back 10 years from now and wonder why I hated myself (or my weight) so much when I looked amazing. [ Sidenote: I think it's important that you can tell yourself you look amazing. I fight this all the time because I don't want to be conceited but... shoot, if YOU won't say you're amazing... WHO WILL!?!?!? Or, even if they do... you won't believe them]

I don't want to say "GOSH I was soooo beautiful, why couldn't I see it? Why was I so focused on the scale and refused to see beauty in myself until I reached my goal... " And therefore, I'm going to hold my head high and prance around every dance floor I can find between my current weight and my GOAL weight and if I never get there I will enjoy the journey and realize I am made exactly how I was intended to be, Sure... I can improve. SURE, I'd look even better at 132 again... but in the meanwhile... emoticon I actually do believe I'll get back to the first size... it's only a 30 lb difference in 10 years. I can do it! I just wanted to remind us all that the lesson of SELF-LOVE is all around us.

You've got to love yourself where you are... as you are, or one day you will look back and realize these WERE the good 'ole days.

I may or may not be what other people want... but I WILL be someone worthy of love... MY OWN! :)


If nothing else, 2013 will be the year I TRULY heal my relationship with myself and become my
own best friend. I hope you find the same peace... if you haven't already!

  
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JENNGETTINGBUFF 2/24/2013 10:11AM

    This is a fantastic blog! I have the same thoughts when I look at pictures of myself from college when I thought I was "sooo fat."

You are right- You look beautiful just the way you are now. The first thing I thought when I looked at the one of you in the gold tank top was, "Wow! I want my arms and chest to look that good in a top like that!" Keep up the good work. There's nothing wrong with always reaching to be healthier, but enjoy and appreciate your body the way it is now.

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GENKI_WARRIOR 2/23/2013 2:55PM

    Great thoughts here! I love that you see what you did to yourself (like what so many of us do to ourselves), and that you're stopping the cycle NOW! You ARE beautiful where you are--believe it! Just think of how far you've come, and give yourself credit where it's due. I believe you are the confident, self-loving wonder woman you aim to be; I believe we all are--we just have to let that GODDESS out!!!
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RODRIGUEZ41508 2/20/2013 8:19PM

    LOVE IT !!!!!!
It's ALL about LOVING YOURSELF no matter what and being Confident in your own body.
Work it girl ! emoticon
Thank you for sharing this Motivational Blog and your pic's.
You where Beautiful then and you Are still Beautiful Now ......
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LYNSEY723 2/20/2013 6:54PM

    I too, can relate to this! But let me tell you - you are STUNNING!!! I think you are just as beautiful, if not more so, than you were at 17!!! You look so great. I LOVE your curves. You have a sexy, feminine body. LOVE what you've got!!!

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MYLOVELYCURVES 2/20/2013 4:55PM

    I LOVED THIS! :) I can totally relate. I used to feel so fat and self-conscious back when I weighed 120 lbs and now I'm like what was I thinking?? But I've gotten to a point in my life where I feel beautiful now, at my current weight, even if it's not my goal weight. I love your confidence and your attitude! You're an inspiration :)

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MORGANPARK 2/20/2013 8:36AM

    I relate so well. I can't tell you the countless times I've looked at old pics, and thought -- "who is that gorgeous chic?" It was ME!! Self love is so important. Not only in loving where you are right now, but loving yourself enough to do what's good for you. For me, this includes giving myself permission to have some time away from my kids, and eating well. This year, I'm going to take a vacation even if it's just ME.

Thank you so much for reminding us all to be mindful of the present.

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CHARVONNE40 2/20/2013 5:11AM

    This blog is so helpful for me...thank you so my for putting things in perspective for me. The big picture is what counts - thanks!!!

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PRETTYPITHY 2/20/2013 12:52AM

    Wow! You looked outstanding then and outstanding now. Sometimes I think those of us who are curvier (I mean real curves, not just size), feel the need to trim down to draw less attention to our shapes. We can't help the way we're built (though we can change size and to a lesser extent mold our shapes). Besides, why would we want to?? The attention comes because it looks damn good!

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LINDA! 2/20/2013 12:28AM

    I must say that you were beautiful in the photo at age 17. But you may not realize it but you are STILL very beautiful. Keep that smile and feel proud.

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FITGIRL15 2/19/2013 8:33PM

    You were beautiful at 17 AND you are stunning NOW!!!

I don't know where self love is created... but I have had it my whole life! Not sure if it's something your parents teach you, or if you are just born with, or you grow into loving yourself... either way, it's worth investing time into YOURSELF, because at the end of the day, YOU are all you've GOT!!!

emoticon And you are worth the investment!!! We all are!!!!

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MNNICE 2/19/2013 1:35PM

    Thank goodness we do grow up and learn to love ourselves! I firmly believe if we don't love ourselves, how can we love others and how can we expect others to love us! You obviously will always have your curves, but what's important is that they be HEALTHY curves! You're on your way and YOU CAN DO IT!

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PLUMERIA50 2/19/2013 12:54PM

  I can tell you are beautiful inside and out, no matter what the scale or tape measure or size tag says!

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DONNA5281 2/19/2013 11:25AM

  Nice blog. You look great!!

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SPECIALGURL7 2/19/2013 10:53AM

    Thank you so much. I was just looking at a picture of myself just last week. When I saw that picture, I said, "wow" you really looked good, but I was not satisfied because of others. I tell you we can be our own worse enemy. I have learned that I have to appreciate myself even though others may not. You go girl!!! emoticon

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MJ7DM33 2/19/2013 9:52AM

  Great blog! You are lookin' good girl! What a beautiful smile! emoticon

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GAILSQUEST 2/19/2013 9:42AM

    I have a picture of me when I was in my late 20`s.I basically starved myself to lose weight.I was 130 in the picture.Yes,I was thin but I was very weak and light-headed from not eating.I keep this picture to remind me that being healthy is much better than abusing my body just to fit into a certain size.

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SUGAR0814 2/19/2013 9:26AM

    Sexy mama in ALL pictures! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 2/19/2013 2:25AM

  Awesome Blog!!! I Love Your Attitude and Pictures. You are a very Beautiful Woman. You Rock. Keep It Up. God blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Nice Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JIBBIE49 2/19/2013 12:10AM

    Look up the spark member BUFFSTUFF and see how fantastic she looks and she is over 50. You can get back to 132# if you want.
When I was 17, I was 5'4" and 118#, but I had a big rear since I was 34-23--37. My husband was my boyfriend then and he woud always tell me how he hated that I had such a "flat chest" so I hated my figure too. When I was 27 and had had my first child, he took "fat pictures " of me because I was at 130#. So I know what it is like to be there. I should have gotten a divorce and left, but I was worried about what people would say. Dumb. We live and learn.

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SOKKERNUT 2/18/2013 10:25PM

    You are BEAUTIFUL doll. Don't ever forget that.

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SHAYGETSLEAN 2/18/2013 9:32PM

    You rock!

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CMROBERTS0617 2/18/2013 9:21PM

    You go girl!!

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BLUEEYEDBETTY 2/18/2013 9:17PM

    You are gorgeous girl!! Inside and out. emoticon

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CHICKPEA23 2/18/2013 9:05PM

    You have a fabulous attitude! Thanks for the inspiration and the reminder that beauty is already here now, not in 5/10/whatever more pounds lost. Also, I love your fashion sense! Where do you shop?

Have an awesome week!
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AQUAGIRL08 2/18/2013 8:56PM

    I love your attitude! I was like you in high school. Very self conscious and compared myself to all of the "beautiful people" - I never measured up. Now I realize that I had an inner beauty that many of them didn't have. Not only was I attractive on the outside but I was beautiful on the inside. I only wish that I had realized it then. I would have saved myself years of torment and self hatred.

You were beautiful then and you are even more beautiful now!!!!!

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MERRYMARY42 2/18/2013 7:19PM

    I think we always see something that is not as bad as we think, you were and are beautiful,

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LIVELYGIRL2 2/18/2013 7:07PM

  I think all your photos are rather pretty. : ))

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MANDELOVICH 2/18/2013 7:06PM

    I love this blog! You know, when I went to my prom, I had the same insecurities and was about the same size! And though I don't have a digital photo to show you, when I saw a photo from that day (it was 25 years ago), I thought the same thing as you - why didn't I see that I was just right!

I love that you wrote, "I'm going to hold my head high and prance around every dance floor I can find between my current weight and my GOAL weight and if I never get there I will enjoy the journey and realize I am made exactly how I was intended to be"! I love this! This has been my new mission of late - to enjoy the journey and focus on feeling good now, no matter what size I may be!

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 2/18/2013 6:25PM

    You were, are, and shall remain...so beautiful! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 2/18/2013 5:42PM

    I like the way I look now because I was so thin. I mean I was alright looking but definitely I'm a fine wine....lol

God bless & look at her......hot chicka!

Dee

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DRPOOH63 2/18/2013 5:30PM

    You look amazing - at 27 or 17! What a great blog and reminder!

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OLIVIANIGHT 2/18/2013 5:16PM

    Aw you look so beautiful! I really hope you can see it because I certainly can : )

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CASSCOTT70 2/18/2013 4:44PM

  I hear so much confidence in your words and I love that you own loving and appreciating yourself...AWESOME!! And I'm so with you, your beauty is far more than a number on a scale. Stay healthy and do YOU!!

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A-DAY-AT-A-TIME 2/18/2013 4:33PM

  I'm a lot older than you and felt and feel the same way when I look at old pictures of myself. It's funny how we are never quite satisfied with ourselves at whatever period of our lives we are. Thankfully I have finally figured out, just as you have, that I'm a work in progress. You're lucky that you discovered this now and its allowing you to gain a new perspective. Bravo to you! When I grow up I wanna be just like you! emoticon

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Loving Myself Challenge: Success!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Just wanted to let everyone know that my challenge was a success! I went over 21 days but I have gotten in the habit of seeking out things that I'm proud of myself for, I purposely get up and do things that will make ME proud, I set aside time to do things that make me happy, and well I think I am happier too!

I have been reading a Course in Weight Loss b Marianne Williamson and I've found that it goes right along with Loving yourself and being kind during weight loss.


I really like pointing out my "five things", So I may just continue it.

1. I slept in! :-)
2. I stayed within my allotted nutrition goals and actually am UNDER. I need to eat something else before bed to make sure I'm not TOO far under what I should eat.
3. I worked out for 1:20 mins :) I worked up a good sweat, enjoyed it... and expect to see progress
4. I lost another pound. Not really logging it until I weigh in "officially" tomorrow.
5. I made a decision at some point early after awakening today that I would make this a GOOD day not matter how I felt initially after awakening. I decided to get some things done that I needed to do. Chose a cute outfit, did my hair, put on make up, and had a great day!

... and you know what, I am worth ALL of that. :)


Hope you guys are still loving yourself or at least considering that there may be some value in loving yourself while you get where you are going.

  
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FITGIRL15 2/18/2013 3:46PM

    Loving yourself is highly underrated! If you love what you have, you will ensure it's well taken care of!

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LIVELYGIRL2 2/17/2013 4:48PM

  That's remarkable! Good for you, onward and upward!!! emoticon

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JACRBUNCH 2/17/2013 11:38AM

    What a great idea. Congratulations

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KAYATLANTA2010 2/17/2013 7:31AM

    Fabulous and SO proud of what you've done with this Challenge!
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KELLIEBEAN 2/17/2013 7:27AM

    What a great day! Keep it up!

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123ELAINE456 2/17/2013 2:01AM

  Awsome Blog!!! Congratulations on Your Successful Loving Myself Challenge. You are Amazing!!! God Blessings To You and Everyone on this Lord's Day. Enjoy It. Take Care.

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SUGAR0814 2/17/2013 12:34AM

    emoticon You are worth ALL that & a bag of chips (baked chips)! LMBO Have a blessed week!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 2/16/2013 11:29PM

    Woo hoo! You are awesome! It sounds like you had an amazing day!

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Happy Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 14, 2013

that's it! Hope you all have an amazing day filled with love :)

  
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MANDELOVICH 2/16/2013 11:06PM

    Bravo!!

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DONNA5281 2/15/2013 4:17PM

  Right back at you.

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123ELAINE456 2/15/2013 2:08AM

  Same to You. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Marvelous Day and Weekend. Take care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MANDELOVICH 2/14/2013 9:50PM

    Same to you!

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MJ7DM33 2/14/2013 8:57PM

  Same to you!

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