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Beauty and Blessings

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Interested?

That's the name of my blog where I post about things ranging from exercise, hair, traveling but usually inspiration...

Check out my blog lovelylynee.blogspot.com if you'd like to follow my journey! :) I'll try to post here too, of course, but I'm working on writing more and I may only have time to write one blog at a time LOL.

Just putting it out there! :-) Hope you are ALL doing well!!!

Oh, and TODAY is DOCTOR'S DAY!!! So, Happy Doctors Day to mE!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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    Happy Dr.'s Day!

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    Happy Doctors day!!!

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123ELAINE456 3/30/2013 8:04PM

  Happy Doctor's Day to You too. Great Blogs. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Wonderful Easter Weekend. Happy Easter. Take Care.

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    Happy Doctors day to you.

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Almost time!! With Pictures :)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hey everyone!!

I posted earlier about my April Challenge that I'm inviting people to join! Many of you were interested and joined my group Gonna Make it Happen!! Thanks :)

This is just a reminder that we are beginning on April 1st !!! [That's Monday coincidentally and I don't reallllllyyyyy like Monday as the start day of a challenge because it seems so cliche. LOL)

I have set my goals for the next 8 weeks and I'll share them here (You can hold me accountable EVEN IF you don't join in on the challenge!) The more the merrier!

8 week goals:
**To lose 8 pounds. Of course more will be considered a success as well!
**To lose 2 inches off my waist. (not even sure if that's likely to happen but I'm going to work on it!)
** To wake up EARLY during the work week. I used to be an AM exerciser but these days - past year or so, I can't even wake up early enough to eat breakfast at home. I enjoy the quietness of the morning and will return to my usual habits of waking up early). I don't have to exercise but for this challenge I WILL WAKE UP EARLY most days 3/5. If I workout, that's a bonus.
** Strength train 2-3 times a week
** Cardio 5 days
** Yoga 1 day a week( for at least 30 mins) but 5-10 mins of stretching daily.

**Drink 64 oz of water daily, eat for HEALTH, and take my vitamins!
Before picture AND Pics from my most recent vacay!!! Dominican Reupblic



That's it! :) I'm sure I'll do more than this but these are my goals :)

  
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STEVIEBEE569 3/30/2013 7:35PM

    You can count me in! I will join your team in order to be held accountable!

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GONABFIT 3/30/2013 7:32PM

    I'm so happy to have you all joining me!!! :)

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JENNGETTINGBUFF 3/30/2013 6:48PM

    Great goals! You reminded me to come up with mine. So excited!!! emoticon

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SUGAR0814 3/30/2013 6:43PM

    I'm excited about the challenge now! emoticon emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 3/30/2013 5:05PM

    You go Girl!! You are still handling your buziness!!

God bless,

Dee

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BARBARASDIET 3/30/2013 3:21PM

    looks beautiful there!

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NSV: Go ME!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I've lost 4.5 inches in TWO WEEKS! woohooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The scale has changed only by 1 pound.

That is all.


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LIVELYGIRL2 3/23/2013 12:45AM

  That's alot of inches!!!! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 3/22/2013 1:20AM

  Cngratulations on the 4.5 Inches Lost and the 1 Pound Weight Loss. GO GO GO!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!! KEEP PUSHING FORWARD!!! God Blessings To You and Everyone. Have a Marvelous Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    emoticon Keep up the good work!

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MISSB8604 3/21/2013 2:16PM

    Nicely done!!!!!!

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MNNICE 3/21/2013 1:52PM

    Wow, that's terrific! (Scales know NOTHING!)

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    Congrats!!!! That's awesome! emoticon emoticon

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KATYMS 3/21/2013 11:51AM

    Sweeeeeet!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 3/21/2013 11:17AM

    Woo hoo! That's awesome! Keep up the great work!

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FITGIRL15 3/21/2013 10:38AM

    AWESOME SUCCESS! EFF the scale! You must be looking ridiculous!!!

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My **ORIGINAL** "Random Tips for Success"

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I think I wrote these in 2008 or so. I was maintaining about 140's and of course not happy with it! lol. I have since been diagnosed with PCOS and have had a much harder time losing weight and even made newer tips for success.

I figured it would be interesting to revisit these tips... because... well they worked! :)
These are also on my main page!

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GONABFIT's Random Tips for success:

*These are really to remind me of what I am going to do to succeed!!! *

1. There is more than one way to judge success- I have not lost much weight. I am not at my goal... yet! BUT you know what there is more than one way to judge success! If you isolate your goal to only the scale you are sooooo likely to give up when you don't see the changes you want. If it takes me two years to reach my goal, will victory be any less sweet!? NOT IN MY OPINION! I will enjoy my goal weight WHENEVER I get it. and I will continue to work hard.

2. Focus more on your blessings than your disappointments- If you focus on the good in your life you will likely stay encouraged to keep going. Nothing good comes from focusing on negative things. Live, Learn, and move on!

3. Every decision brings you closer to or further from your goals- There is no single event that will bring you to your ultimate goal... so I am going to focus on each choice. Sleeping 8 hours brings me closer, pulling an all nighter leads me further from my goals. you get the point... :-)

4. Fiber, Fiber, Fiber- How can you ever lose weight if you never.... um.... get rid of waste. Enough said. LOL. Oh and also fiber helps weight loss. 25-35 grams.

5. Water it... and it will grow! - LOL seriously I have recently been drinking as much water as possible. The more water you drink the less you will eat to satisfy what is actually thirst.

6. Eat when you are hungry. Stop when you are satisfied... NOT FULL- I followed this rule 2 years ago and I seriously lost weight because I was not eating just because it was there. If I got hungry in 2 hours I ate. If I got hungry in 4 hours and started eating and quickly got full... I stopped eating.

7. IT IS NOT THE LAST SUPPER!!! - Seriously, sometimes we must remind ourselves that if you get "satisfied" in the middle of a meal, it is ok to STOP EATING!!!! It will be there when you get hungry again. And if someone is stealing your food.... hide it! lol!

8. SLEEP- the last time I lost weight and was really healthy I slept 7-8 hours a night. When you sleep your cortisol lowers, less stress hormone, less belly fat. You've seen the commercials! LOL- oh and I've oversimplified this. but these are the "rules" I'm going to use. :-D

9. Cardio + weights + flexibility- I am going to exercise WHENEVER I can. If it's a few squats while I am studying so be it. If its a 5 mile run while listening to a lecture... GREAT! I will do my best and then let it go. No point in focusing on how much more you could have done. Do your best and be done!

10. Believe, Act, Receive, a.k.a. You've got to see it, before you see it or you never will SEE it! - If you have no goal or can't even imagine how you will acheive your goal it is less likely that you will achieve it. BELIEVE you can do it, ACT- sometimes you have to step out in faith. even if you feel that you are too tired or busy to do another workout... workout anyway. because sometimes you have to do it whether you want to or not!, Receive it- If you refuse to give up you WILL eventually reach your goal!

11. Walk by faith not by sight- again... I trust God that the things I do are not in Vain. Every workout, ounce of sweat, tears, etc are bringing me that much closer to my goal. I have FAITH that my body is conspiring FOR me and that when I least expect it, my body will finally MELT the pounds off. and when that happens I will be SOOO proud that I kept the faith.

12. Exercise Early and often! The earlier the less likely I will get busy and feel that it is a burden :-D Because I actually LOVE workinf out... Endorphins are addictive!!!!

13. Never say negative things about yourself- YOUR BRAIN IS LISTENING!! ... and it believes everything it hears. So please, say nice things. you say you are a failure... and yes, you are a failure. You say, I am full of energy and I CAN finish this workout, eat healthy.... whatever, and watch how quickly your body listens to what you say!

14. ~*~There is no tomorrow~*~ Do it now, today, as soon as possible. You'd be surprised how quickly a day, week, month, year can slip by. You don't want the next 6 weeks to get here before tomorrow does... so If you want to eat healthy// workout/ relax/ pray/ write in your journal..... start right now, where you are. It's never too late to get started... :-) The time is NOW!

15.Love yourself now, forever, and always- We get one shot at life and I would hate to look back and realize that I've spent most of my life disliking the one constant person in my life! :-) You are beautiful, you are unique, and YOU DESERVE HAPPINESS. Deep deep happiness. Pure Joy that makes you look forward to each day

16. I, too, hate that people judge you when they feel you are a little overweight and I also dislike the fact that in my mind losing weight means "validating" their belief that you have to be 'thin to win' LOL

BUT... I also know that my happiness comes FIRST or at least near the top of my totem pole and as long as I know I have more qualities than just being "pretty" everything will be fine. :-)

*Bonus*- I will never never never never give up! AND I am going to enjoy this journey and learn as much as possible from every struggle!


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Funny thing is... I haven't changed all that much since then. The several hormonal abnormalities have made it a lot harder for me to lose weight BUT luckily I've never been a huge eater and haven't always liked exercising.

** I am staying focused and DETERMINED to get the weight off despite having a few more things going against me. I'm 27, still active, still positive about the fact that I CAN DO THIS! .. .and when I do, I won't care one bit how long it took. I'll just be happy I SUCCEEDED!

** 15 pounds until I'm back in the overweight category
** 41 until I reach my goal.
I'm only 5'1 so basically EVERY pound counts. :)

** Less than a week until my trip to Dominican Republic with my sister. 1 month until my Europe vacation.

** I've decided that if I keep working on tweaking my diet and staying active I will REACH my goal THIS year! I've just got to be stronger than the fat. ;-) And... I'm PRETTY strong!

** Also, I've decided that if I do something everyday [ a few crunches, squats, full-body stretch] I will MOST DEFINITELY end this year better off than I started it. And... I'll get the satisfaction of knowing I reached my goals despite the hurdles I've had to overcome!


Welp, time to workout. I think I'll do some Taebo then go to bed. I took today off because I'm sick. But, back to work tomorrow. My patient's don't care if I'm sick!

  
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THECRUSADER 3/30/2013 1:59AM

    I absolutely love this post! Thanks :)

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CHICKPEA23 3/22/2013 10:56PM

    This is wisdom here! Thank you for sharing it - hope you have a fabulous trip to the DR coming up! Enjoy the well-earned break :)
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FITGIRL15 3/21/2013 10:29AM

    Great attitude! you CAN do this!!! Small steps forward add up!!!

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SUSANBEAMON 3/21/2013 1:45AM

  it's good to remind ourselves we do have good ideas.

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SUGAR0814 3/19/2013 11:44PM

    Great blog! Tips to live by! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 3/19/2013 11:39PM

  Awesome Blog!!! Thank You for sharing all these tips with Us. I Appreciate it Very Much. Keep Pushing Forward. You Can Do It. THIS IS THE WAY TO GO!!! God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Good Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    emoticon for sharing ~ these are great tips

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    These are all great success tips. Thank you for sharing !! emoticon emoticon

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Each day I get a little better

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Today I practiced the skill of taking a break after eating to prevent my wanting leftovers.

I have been trying to eat my dinner earlier in the day and am practicing "hunger tolerance" which is a Beck Diet Solution skill.

I'm not feeling too great today. Sneezing constantly runny nose, sinus pressure AND I can't take any medicine because I have allergy tests on Friday (so no Antihistamines) i.e. SUFFERING!

I have had plenty of fluids today and I'm taking tomorrow off to feel better. For dinner I kept it light-ish and had 6 ritz crackers and tuna salad - small amount and cherry tomatoes! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

After dinner I decided to wait 10 minutes before deciding if I wanted more... and guess what, 10 mins passed and I didn't!! ;-)

Ok, bedtime for me. I'm exhausted

  
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GONABFIT 3/19/2013 10:34PM

    Thank everyone! I will do my best to feel better soon. :) Thanks again!

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  I most certainly hope you feel emoticon better soon!

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CHICKPEA23 3/19/2013 5:58PM

    I'm sorry to hear you're under the weather! Unfortunately I am right there with you, caught a cold a few days ago and it's still bugging me. Get lots of rest and fluids! Take care and feel better.

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123ELAINE456 3/19/2013 8:45AM

  Sorry to hear that You aren't feeling good. Try to get plenty of rest and sleep and take Care of Yourself. Have a Good Night Sleep. Hope the tests Friday comes out good and they find out the cause of your allergies. Gook Luck with them. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Great Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CIERAPOET 3/19/2013 1:50AM

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Make sure to take care of yourself. Chicken soup is great for natural feel better dose. Thank YOU Lord for working in my sister's body in Jesus' Name! Surely HE has born her griefs and carried her sorrows...by Whose Stripes She WAS Healed! Thank YOU Lord for YOUR Healing Power that's at work in her body NOW!
Abundant Blessings!
Deb
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