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Friday, January 22, 2010

Can somebody tell me why I am not getting any notifications of comments or anything?!?!?! I can't figure it out.

anyways....sorry! I was MIA. I don't know if I mentioned but I left to Mexico City for my BF university graduation on the 13th. Well, just 4 days before, my hubby got sick! I had to take him to the ER. he was running a fever all day long, the highest I recorded on my thermometer was 102.8. He was starting to hallucinate. It was very scary. I didn't know what to do. My parents were out of town, they took my son with them. So this was supposed to be a fun weekend for the 2 of us, well of course that didn't happen. He was given a medication thru an IV for his fever and like 2 or 3 medications, he had terrible headaches.

He had blood and urine test done. NOTHING! came up! NOTHING! So the doctor said it might be a sign of something to come. A day later, he was already back home with vomit and diarrhea. It was very scary. So he got some type of virus. He missed work monday and tuesday, and I was about to cancel my plane on wednesday, but he wouldn't let me. He was good by then.

Flew to Mexico City, my BF was to meet me there. THey cancelled her flight! I was alone, in a GINORMOUS city at midnight. GOod thing I speak spanish! ANyways, her ex boyfriend picked me up around 12 20 am, and he took me to my BF aunt's house. SPent the night there, BF arrived next morning.

I was good with my eating, I mean it was greasy street food, but I didn't over eat, and we walked SO much. I did drink though....On friday 15, was the graduation, terrible winds, power went out. Yes....right in the middle of make up and hair! My BF was able to get some curlers on, but me. HA! No hair was a mess. But I didn't care, it was her day, that is what matter. The night was fun, the reception didn't end until 5 am! YEs! That was awesome! Dinner was delicious. Saturday, was super crazy. Went to a club drank yes bad I know....but I danced it off! We danced salsa and had so much fun! It was like an early celebration for me. Once again, left the club around 5 am! That is how it's done in Mexico city!!! :D

SUnday was back home. I am still in the party mode I guess so I've been having trouble sleeping, I haven't even unpacked. I haven't exercised these days, but I have been good with my eating. So I've kept that in check :D.

Scale went down!! YEAHHHHH!!!!! I know it might have been water weight, but it feels great seeing a smaller number.

I got a new job!!! YESSS! I start on the 31st!

MOnday I start p90x all over again. I missed about 1 week and a half of workout so I think I better start all over again. I'll be doing Lean this time.

THank you all for your awesome birthday wishes! My day was rainy and cold! But I'll live! I"m 25 now! 25!! It's embarrassing, I feel like I'm still in high schooL! lol! Got to grow up now! :D

here are some pics of the fun days!

yes that is me in the red, in a pony tail at a formal graduation reception! lol

me & my best friend

early birthday celebration, sorry she always makes funny faces

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JAVABEAN2 1/23/2010 10:01PM

    Glad hubby is ok!! But how scary!!! :o( So happy that you had a great time, congrats on the weight loss!!! You go girl!

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DRAGONFLY_AUM 1/23/2010 3:58PM

    Glad your husband is okay now and that you were able to have a great time! emoticon back home!

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AMALIA8 1/22/2010 10:26PM

    I'm glad you had a good time and that your DH is feeling better. :) You seemed to have done pretty well considering the vacation nature of it all. :) In regards to your notifications. I'm sure there is a setting in your e-mail settings that tells you if notification is on or off. I just checked the FAQ really quickly and couldn't find it but I know it's there somewhere. :$ Hopefully someone else can answer this one. :)

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    Glad you are back...and I hope DH is feeling better now! That is crazy and scary!!

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LASHERTHECAT 1/22/2010 3:54PM

    You're gorgeous!! Love that red dress!! I had a similar one for our wedding reception. (I know that sounds very extravagant... two dresses... who am I Princess Di? Seriously it was on such a good sale I HAD to have it. Gee, it's probably too big now...hee hee)

Hope your hubby is okay...

Congrats on the job... What is it?

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USAFCOWGIRL02 1/22/2010 3:14PM

    Wow you are so pretty. I'm glad that you had a good time but i'm sorry that your hubby was sick. Good job in keeping up with your food but make sure to watch the alcohol cause its just empty calories. Keep up the good work and welcome back

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IMFIT4ME 1/22/2010 1:26PM

    Missed you girl!!! WHOA!!! so much has gone on with YOU!!!

GLAD YOUR BACK!! your looking so beautiful!!!

dont be a stranger!!!

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TOo excited not to blog!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

So finished my 2nd day of working out in this brand new year!!!

Today I did some Core Synergistics from P90x. LoVe it! I am so energized! I didn't do all the exercises, and I didn't have the same resistance as I did before but heck at least I am trying and I all sweaty! Hopefully I'll build up my strength soon!

Here is a pic of me, all excited to be back. I love how pics sometimes make you look better than you actually are lol. Anyways...sorry for the no make up :D

** I feel strong today!!!

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    Good Job! P90X is hard--I have it too. Keep it up girl! emoticon

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    I think you look great! So glad you are back!

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LASHERTHECAT 1/6/2010 8:38AM

    You look great... Keep working it!! emoticon

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AMALIA8 1/6/2010 7:22AM

    That sounds awesome and I think you look great! :) Keep up the great work and keep on sparking!

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IMFIT4ME 1/6/2010 1:47AM

    work it girl!! BRING IT!!! you should join us on the buddy system ~ a group of us are doing p90x right now and logging and getting our support from eachother- its NICE!!! we are only almost a week into this!!! :)

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MARIELAMS 1/6/2010 1:09AM

    Thank you!

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MARIELAMS 1/6/2010 1:09AM

    Thank you!

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GOODGETNBETR 1/6/2010 12:45AM

    Way to go with the p90X! Keep up the great work and don't worry about the make-up, my eyes suffered no ill effects :)

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IMADAREDEVIL 1/6/2010 12:07AM

    You look great to me! Keep up the good work!

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I feel like throwing up

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

I just made myself one of those quick chocolate cake in a cup. The one you make in a microwave...I don't know, I figured it was better than actually baking a whole cake and having way too much temptation laying around. I feel yucky... I think it is definitely a 2 serving cake. I feel stuffed.

I'm going for a nap then workout time!

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JBSCRAPPER 1/5/2010 10:32PM

    LOL one of the little ones that are 150? Or a bigger one? I make the little ones very often - put a little fat free whipped cream on them and they are yummy! :)

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This one is going to be ugly.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

I've been thinking about the few times I've tried to come back on SP and how hard it has been for some weird reason that I don't quite still get. So in attempts to make this year the best it can be and to keep me on track on my weight loss, I decided to take pictures.

Like the title states, this is going to be ugly. I am so upset. I decided to put them in a collage and not show my face. For some reason that seems to help me tolerate them a bit more. So! Here I am!

The scale reads 165 lbs. Yikes! That is scary, since the lowest I was, was 154 lbs, put I sure I can contribute a couple of lbs to water retention, the rest....well....I hope to burn them off.

I've lost so much toning in my body it's not even funny!

I started off on the right foot. I did 40 mins of Zumba. I'm all stinky and I'm heading for the shower, but before I leave. Here I am. My 2nd journey on SP.

****I didn't realize it would come out this small. Here is a bigger one... WITH MY have no idea how this makes me feel....just a bigger encouragement to try harder right? (hubby told me I should've at least fixed my hair lol!)

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JAVABEAN2 1/6/2010 11:11PM

    With your drive and dedication you will have problems at all Marcia!!!

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BIKERCHICK74 1/5/2010 10:31PM

    You need a BUDDY??? I am here!! I am doing P90X....Join me pls

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ATCHARLES 1/5/2010 10:20PM

    It's hard to finally find that motivation. I am hoping I have it myself this time!! You can do it!! We are all rooting for you!

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MARIELAMS 1/5/2010 1:19PM

    I have to review my preferences, I got notification of all these comments!

THANK YOU EVERYONE!! YOu guys are right, I know I can make this happen! I mean I lost a whole lot more when I first started, right!? This should not be that hard. Thanks for your support.

I did zumba last night and it felt good!

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IMADAREDEVIL 1/5/2010 11:32AM

    You know what, I think you look great! I wish I had a body like that! So, it's all in perspective. You go girl!!

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ZAOSMOM 1/5/2010 8:56AM

    i totally understand. i was debating back and forth whether or not i would post my before pictures. i won't put them on my facebook/show my friends until i have after pictures. but i thought here, where everyone is working to better themselves, i ought to. it was hard, but its there and it just forces me to realize how easy it is to fall back out of shape especially over the holidays (Thanksgiving, my brithday, all the parties and christmas all wraped up).
good luck

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AMALIA8 1/5/2010 8:19AM

    First of all you don't look bad at all and other than some toning work needed I think you look fabulous! Secondly, I'm glad that you can see this as motivation. :) Keep up the great work and I'm sure you'll reach your goals!

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LASHERTHECAT 1/5/2010 7:45AM

    Everyone is right! Don't be so hard on yourself!! Just get back on here and work it off... You can do it! emoticon

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MANDORA3 1/5/2010 6:33AM

    Before pictures are just that....BEFORE! Pretty soon you will have your during...then your after pics!

I put my before pics up in an ugly pink outfit and all 240 pounds of me.....ugh....if I would have put myself up in a bikini.....they would have banned them from SP! emoticon

You are gonn arock this!

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RENA1965 1/5/2010 1:01AM

    Your being hard on yourself, those are great photos.. Make the one less approach to lossing weight, if you use regular milk cut back to something with a little less fat percent.. If you use butter, try to move onto a margerine with less fat in it..
If you enjoy your sugar, try sweetner. Many times these three things can make a good impact- also don't have alot of junkfood in the cupboards- you know it is there- fill up the fruit basket with different stuff and munch on them.. Change regular cola out for a small bottle of diet- make it last one or two days.. Get these things running and make your usually recipes more healthy- don't eat out so much- home made food is the key to a body that rocks- you then have the power to decide what is put in your pots and pans.. Change calorie heavy items out for lighter products- not go driving into strange recipes a life style change is tweaking your old habits for ones slightly better- not changing so you don't recognise yourself at all..
My family also tastes dishes that look yummy- sometimes they think they got screwed as mine tasted better.. I make their favourites and win them over making a healthy equal to me..
Teenagers look like they don't pay attention but hell they do, now my healthy food is not safe in the fridge so I make more lol.. Good luck and never give up.. Don't get put off- just snail along at it, many people would not have weight problems it is was simple. Just don't let a obsticle phase you, sit down and think about how you can hop over the fence instead on trying to open a locked fence...

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This is Zumba!!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

So I decided to get back on the for those of you that don't know what zumba is, this is it. I do videos at home rather than paying to go to the gym.'s been a long time since I'd done zumba so I'm not that coordinated, so don't laugh. Plus the video is slowwww...

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CALVERTM 5/13/2010 3:36PM

    I love ZUMBA. I do it too. I bought those dvds you have. I also attend classes periodically. I'm going to one tomorrow evening, cant wait. You look good!!!!


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AMALIA8 12/30/2009 9:38AM

    That looks like a lot of fun. I 'd need to work on my cardio a bit first but it would be fun. :) Keep up the great work!

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JAVABEAN2 11/11/2009 12:42AM

    That was so neat!! I've heard of but have never really seen it. Its something that I would like to try and would have FUN doing!!!!!! THANK YOU for taking the time to make the vid to show us!!

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MARIELAMS 11/4/2009 10:03AM

    THis is just the African beats part, and just a few seconds of it. The dvds cover reggeaton, salsa, samba, cumbia, and calypso. It's a lot of fun!!! You really do get a workout!!! And you are learning how to dance at the same time!

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LASHERTHECAT 11/4/2009 8:03AM

    I think it's cool! I'm up for trying anything, but I can't get any DVDs from the library... They don't have any exercise DVDs!!

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JBSCRAPPER 11/3/2009 11:21PM

    I didn't laugh! I've heard about zumba but have never tried it - I'm not much for dancing workouts tho so I'm thinking I wouldn't love it - maybe a class I would enjoy.

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U2BECKY 11/3/2009 10:15PM

    keep up the good work!!

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MELANIE19877 11/3/2009 5:17PM

  I have heard about Zumba for a long time. I never knew what it was. Thanks for posting this. You look great!

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SORLANDO21 11/3/2009 4:57PM

    Definately confirms my thoughts that this is something I really would like to add in to my collection!! Looks FUN!!!

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    Hey Zumba buddy1 Fun vid! Good for you for getting back on the wagon.

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ATCHARLES 11/3/2009 4:18PM

    Love it! I have been wanting to try Zumba and just never made it to a class yet. I love workouts with dancing involved..maybe I'll try some videos! You look awesome!! Not uncoordinated in the least bit:)
Keep Dancin

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    Hey, whatever gets you up and moving! emoticon

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MARIELAMS 11/3/2009 1:37PM

    just don't laugh too hard... emoticon

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