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This Setback is the Beginning of my Comeback!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

So. . .as it goes, you get off of your regimen and the weight comes back on. So I have gained about 15 lbs back. (It doesn't reflect it on my ticker b/c I REFUSE to change it - don't judge me!!!) How do I feel about it you ask? A little sad, yes. Depressed, HELL TO THE NO!!!! I am still 38 lbs down from where I originally started a little over a year ago so I am very happy about that. Now, I just need to get focused again and do what I did the last time to lose this weight again!

It is so amazing to me how I have progressed emotionally and mentally. This time last year I would have given up and gone back to eating cheeseburgers and fries everyday and just said, "Hey, God mad me this way so I guess I am just supposed to be fat." But the truth is, He didn't make me this way. I made me this way. What He did do is give me the determination and motivation to lose 53 lbs and I am a firm believer that if he did it then, he can and WILL do it now!!!! I have seen me sacrifice, I have been the sweaty monster and I'll be here again all in the name of losing weight that this time WILL NOT come back on!!!!

I am one week back from a wonderful vacation where I got to just lay around and do nothing. In that tine of doing nothing I prayed a lot and ask God to help me like he did the last time. Of course I have been tempted a bit since I have been getting back to the basics, but I have been winning the small battles so I know the war is all mine!!!!

  
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BUTTAPECANB 8/4/2011 9:50AM

    The point is that you're not giving in to the negativity and are still being positive about it. Way to go and congrats on coming this far .

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SCIFILESLIE 7/27/2011 10:01AM

    Great title! And great determination. I also leave the ticker be when I have a set back. (shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!)

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RADIANTBEAUTI 7/24/2011 10:24PM

    you look gawjus! you can and will get back on track! emoticon i'm rooting for you!

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DOINME4LIFE 7/22/2011 12:23PM

    You still look great! That's all that matters.. I NEVER EVER change my ticker either!!! I just keep pushing until I lose the weight that I gain and I go from there!! Keep up the good work!

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DIVA14K 7/21/2011 1:46PM

    You know what you need to do and you'll do it. You have the drive and detrmination, I have no doubt in a couple of months you'll be writing about those 15 pounds and then some going bye, bye. I'm rooting for you Gorgeous! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ACCT1908 7/21/2011 11:04AM

    emoticon I know how ya feel but your determination will get you to where you want to be!! KEEP IT GOING!

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Its Vacation Time Again

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Seems like just yesterday I was sitting in this exact same seat trying to figure out how to drop a few pounds before I head to the sexiest city in America, Miami! I devised a plan of no carbs, no sugar and lots of water along with 4 days of working out a week and the weight started to come off me. I kept it up until it was time for fall classes to start and then I had to let the working out go, but I maintained all the weight loss except 7 lbs. Now I am stuck. Still at the same amount of weight loss. Not mad, b/c I know how to maintain, but beyond frustrated b/c I am working harder than I ever have, doing things I have never done and still nothing.

Yesterday my sister called me and said this year, we are hitting Cancun for her bday!!! Seriously lady? Cancun where I can frolic around partially nude if I so choose???? Okay great!!! So what does my brain say? "Lets do it all over again like we did last year!" I said, okay cool. This time around though, I am going to try to consume as little meat as possible and amp the workouts up to 2 times a day. This should be interesting. . . LOL!!! Today was the first day. Or should I say IS the first day. I did my a.m. walk with mom and I got to work on time which is a good thing for me! This afternoon I plan to hit the track and get 2 miles in and then go to the gym and take a spin class, which by the way I haven't done in ages.

I am not only looking forward to semi-nakedness in Cancun, but also to watching my body change. I so enjoyed my clothes falling off of me and the compliments I got from people and I can't wait to see the process continue!!!!

I am amazed at my determination and motivation though. A few years ago I would have given up a long time ago and said, "Oh well, guess I am just supposed to be fat." Not this time around though. . . .I am in it to win it. No giving up over here!!!!

  
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CANDLEGIRL33 5/2/2011 9:24AM

    You can do it!! emoticon

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OBLACK1994 4/30/2011 4:51AM

    You got the right attidude! Keep up the good work! :)

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SHARMIKA04 4/25/2011 9:26PM

    Go head girl! That plan should definitely work. I know that for bikini pros they up their exercise to 2 times a day two weeks from the competation. I wish I could do that but between work and school. Not gonna happen. Maybe it can but I would need to commit myself. Please keep us updated and post pixs too emoticon

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RICHARJ 4/25/2011 3:47PM

    A woman of confidence stands before us....go head on....

MIAMI & CANCUN....here she comes...Hope they are ready for ya....I know you will be ready for them...Have a GREAT vc

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ANALYZETHIS1 4/22/2011 9:05AM

    You look gorgeous!

LOL @ semi nakedness

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FITNESSVIXENN 4/21/2011 9:17PM

    YOU DID IT LAST YEAR & YOU CAN DO IT AGAIN THIS YEAR emoticonYOU ALREADY HAVE THE ATTITUDE ,TOOLS,& LOVE emoticon emoticonTHAT PIC IS FIERCE...IT SAYS: I KNOW I LOOK GOOD AND WHAT!!! emoticon emoticon

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RUNGIRL4LIFE 4/20/2011 2:52PM

    That sounds like some awesome motivation to me. Go for it sis! You gonna be looking hot in Cancun!!! emoticon

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SHORTY470374 4/20/2011 12:56PM

    you are looking soo good!! keep working at it!!! emoticon emoticon

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Trying Something New. . .

Monday, March 21, 2011

There is a saying, If you want something you have never had then you have to do something you have never done. This statement defines me at this time in my life.

So for lent I decided to give up all meat except seafood. For me seafood only consist of fish, shrimp, crabs and oysters (fried hard). Before I did it, I thought it was going to be extremely hard to do, but once I got started I saw that it wasn't so bad after all. Now being about 2 weeks in, I am STARVING!!!! I have cut two major food groups out so all I am really eating is freggies, and seafood. No mean and no carbs. Well, honestly I have been eating carbs b/c every 45 mins I am hungry like I never ate. I keep hearing that I need to add protein to my diet b/c that is what I am missing by not eating the meat. I am not sure how to do that, but I have been eating beans more now that I am not eating meat.

My goal in doing this is to further discipline myself. Cutting carbs was hell in the beginning, but I managed to do it and get wonderful results from it. Cutting the meat out of my diet is my way trying to see how much more weight I can lose by doing so. I have also did it b/c the hormones and things that the meat we eat is injected with is not good for us. I knew that all along, but my attitude was if I cut the carbs and the meat I will die. CLEARLY that is not the case as I type this blog, so I want to see what 40 of no meat feels like. I have heard that I will have more energy and that will be an added incentive!!!!

  
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CHOLLACAT 4/15/2011 10:55PM

    I can totally relate! I prefer to eat veggie, but I get tired if I don't get enough protein. Definitely if you feel tired try adding a protein shake or a protein bar each day. You go great, girl!

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SHORTY470374 3/21/2011 2:03PM

    peanuts are a good source of protein and energy ;)

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Short and Sassy. . .Just Like I Like It!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

So I did it. . .again!!!! I cut all my hair off. I was hesitant b/c I was worried that working out would prove to be a little difficult. To my surprise it is easy and less hot that having all that hair down my back. I love my short and sassy new look. Now I just can't wait to get some color put in it.

This cut was the first of two cuts that I will be getting this year. My next phase involves cutting my hair like a boy and dying it blonde. Am I nervous about it? Yes b/c I have NEVER worn my hair that short, but I am excitd about it and ready to try somethign different. That cut will make working out even easier. Right now I am having to flat iron the front of my hair in the morning to bring it back to life, but with the second cut I will have to do is put some gel on it and go.

Just thought I would share this with my fellow sparkers. Just a little something that isn't so concentrated on losing weight. I mean the element of working out was mentioned, but this is considered a "Beauty" post!

Have a wonderful day guys!!!!

  
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SHORTY470374 4/20/2011 12:58PM

    wow!! BRAVE!! i been wanting to cut my hair but i dont have the courage!! emoticon

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CHOLLACAT 4/15/2011 10:55PM

    I love the cut and the color!

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ANALYZETHIS1 4/2/2011 3:23PM

    Looks lovely

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FHP869 3/27/2011 7:31PM

    Girl, I like it on you!!

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JCL129 3/18/2011 4:08PM

    It flatters you perfectly! Rock on, Juicy!
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RAVEN227 3/18/2011 12:05PM

    cute...

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Missing Someone I Never Met. . .and It Hurts!!!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

So for the past 5 months I have bee anticipating the arrival of my niece, Ava. I bought clothes, shoes, hangars, diapers, wipes and was getting ready to buy even more. She was born 4 months early on March 7th and passed away on the same day. I never knew I could love someone that I had never met so much. When I got the news that she had returned to God, I burst into tears. I thought after the first cry I'd be okay, but I wasn't. I cried for about 2 hours after that until I fell asleep. I couldn't understand why I was so affected by her passing. It was like I was carrying her and knowing how sad I was made me even sadder knowing how sad her mom must have been.

I went to see my girlfriend yesterday (Ava's mom) and she was in good spirits and laughing and talking so that made me feel much better. There is still a small hole in my heart for Auntie's Ava, but knowing that she is in heaven with my dad, my aunt, my God-mother and Grandmother gives me some comfort. Previously I would have let my emotions get the best of me and I would have turned to all of the wrong food. But instead, yesterday I did a 45 minute elliptical routine before I went to the hospital. I guess I am amazed at my progress at this point. I just wish I had my Ava here to kiss and hold. . . .


Ava. . .

  
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BAHAMIANJENNI 3/18/2011 10:06AM

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RAVEN227 3/18/2011 9:33AM

    emoticon you are in my prayers...

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ANALYZETHIS1 3/10/2011 7:17AM

    Ava will now be your angel. I'm sorry to hear. emoticon

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38BABYGIRL 3/9/2011 6:36PM

    I am sorry for your loss but you should be proud of the progress you've made personally. I will say a prayer for you that you continue to find peace.

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LISABRANDNEW11 3/9/2011 4:56PM

    I am so sorry for your loss and for your friend's loss. A close friend of mine experienced a loss a few months ago. As others have mentioned, it can be devastating. Please know that I understand your pain. Also know that soon no one will have to experience this or any other pain anymore. My thoughts and prayers are for you and everyone going through any type of pain.

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NIKKIG3 3/9/2011 2:50PM

    I cannot imagine the pain in your heart right now but a loss is never easy especially for the young which is so unfair. I am sorry for your loss.

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RICHARJ 3/9/2011 2:26PM

    So sorry to hear of your loss...God be with you and yours ALWAYs

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CHARMIN608 3/9/2011 2:04PM

    My deepest sympathy on your friend's loss. The loss of a child is very difficult. Your angel is up in heaven looking down on you and will forever be with you. Peace be with you.

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FIT_BY40 3/9/2011 1:49PM

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to you. I personally had a loss back in December and it is amazing how much it sets you back emotionally. How much you love and invest in a little being you have never seen or held. Once again my prayers go out to you and your girlfriend. Please be there for her, I am sure she will need you eventually when she is ready.

Take care.

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NOMOEXCUSES13 3/9/2011 1:16PM

    I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss.....it's a devasting experience to lose a loved one and I am proud of you for handling your emotions in a healthy way. Crying, blogging and exercising are positive ways to deal with emotions.....I am praying for GOD to comfort you and everyone affected by your niece's passing....your sparkfriends are here for you...now and always..... emoticon

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BEAUTYFUL-1 3/9/2011 12:52PM

    The loss of a loved one is a devastating event for anyone but when the loss is unexpected the pain is beyond words. I'll keep your family in my prayers.
Monica
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JCL129 3/9/2011 11:32AM

    This brought tears to my eyes.

My prayers go out both of you. She has a wonderful friend in you. I pray that you can continue being strong for her...I experienced what she went through, and know that there will be dark moments, but you'll both make it through. Lean on each other, and continue taking comfort in the fact that Ava is with God, and in good company...all those loved ones watching over her!

Blessings and Peace,
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JC

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ACCT1908 3/9/2011 10:19AM

    emoticon I'm sorry to hear that. Sending up a prayer for you and your family.

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