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It's the Little Things

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

I looked in the mirror yesterday and thought "Man, there's no way I've lost anything. I've been working so hard and I look exactly the same!" I immediately got down on myself and started thinking of all of the things I had eaten and how I hadn't been strict enough with myself.
Then, despite my better judgement, I stepped on a scale to confirm what my eyes were telling me.

I was almost 4lbs down!

My eyes bulged in disbelief. I stepped off the scale and stepped back on. Yep, it was gone. I had finally broken through my plateau!

So here's the celebrating the little victories, even when we don't think we've made any difference. We need to get up and do a happy dance for ourselves. We need to pat ourselves on the back. A journey is full of milestones and pitfalls. Healthy living is not instantaneous and it will continue through out my life. So this is my verbal happy dance! I'm back on track and on my way to my goal!

I hope you celebrate yourself today!


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UPBEAT551 7/9/2013 10:30AM

  Good for you!

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MYSTERYROSE74 7/9/2013 10:29AM

    This is fantastic! Congrats on busting through your plateau!

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What if you were Getting Married?...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My goal to lose 30 before I turned 30 didn't completely fail. I lost about half. I could go into all of the excuses I have for not finishing what I started, but I wont. There is no point piddling away seconds of your time reading this in excuses.
What it comes down to is motivation. I was not motivated, I was tempted, and I gave in. Simple as that.

And I'm ok with that, you know why? Because I didn't gain it all back. I actually maintained for the most part. A few lbs higher...but nothing I can't lose in a few weeks. So I wont beat myself down. I wont run to my pantry and kill my sorrows in a bowl of popcorn. No. Not this time.

In stead I will become re-motivated.

I recently had the thought, "what if you were getting married this year? What would you do?"
I would do EVERYTHING in my power to get my body ready for that sassy wedding dress, that's what! I decided to live that way. Yes I may be single with no man in sight (which i'm OK with) but if I lived my life in preparation "out of season" imagine how I will live it "in season!"

I want to live my life in expectation of good things. Of course those good things take work. I can't just look in the mirror and wish that pudgy stomach and those flabby arms away. I have to go to every single kickboxing class. I have to eat healthy and not give into temptation. I have to set my mind on the track and not look from one side to the other.

So here's to re-starting, AGAIN, but that's ok. Every time I re-start, I get closer to my goal...and I WILL reach it!


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    Go Mabyn! You can do it!

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MLUDKE22 6/11/2013 12:07PM

    The point of this blog isn't to lose weight in anticipation for an event, it can help, but I wont keep it for the long term. The message I was trying to get across is that of constantly living for the "good things." therefor working your BUTT off in order to achieve them. So I want to live like I'm getting married, even if it it's not for years to come, because imagine where I'll be when it does happen?!

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STODD251 6/11/2013 10:40AM

    I like this! I'm working hard to try to look amazing in the bridesmaid dresses for my sisters' weddings right now. But better to look good and enjoy your body all the time, not just when you have a special occasion coming up.

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It's Easy to be Ugly

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

These videos are from my YouTube Channel, for more check out:

The Mabes:

What is real beauty?

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STR458 4/17/2013 3:26PM

    well spoken emoticon

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BARBANNA 4/17/2013 1:56PM

    Just do it! You should be an actress! emoticon

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Get Off Your Bum!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Giving myself a pep talk!

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CHARITYM00N 4/16/2013 1:06AM


That was a very entertaining video. You have quite the sense of humor! It's such a gift!

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Leader of the Spark Vloggers Spark Team

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ADAMSMOB 4/11/2013 10:04AM

    Absolutely loved your video!!!! emoticon Very funny!!!

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STR458 4/10/2013 7:30PM

    what fun?!! emoticon

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LAST20FORME 4/10/2013 5:24PM

    Very entertaining, thanks for the smile!

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    Welcome back Mabes! Let's get healthy together this year! :) Double-trouble-cousin-power... ACTIVATE!

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Breaking Through that Plateau!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Finally! All my hard work is starting to reap some rewards! Loose Jeans!

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JENELG 8/8/2012 1:13AM

    So great to see that you are doing good!!! Keep it up! emoticon

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    -5 first week...ya, pretty freakin' fantastic!! WOO HOO!!

mm....gyros...oh the classic sauce kills in, "I would so scorf that thing like a mad crazy woman!"

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MANILUS 8/7/2012 12:57PM

    Congrats on your success, keep up the great work!! Kudos to you for seeking out help!

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    Yay! I'm so happy WW is working out for you :)

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ANDREAG89 8/7/2012 12:21PM

    We are the same height, and I, too, was stuck at the same number for quite some time. Unfortunately, I binged myself way back up, so am looking forward to that number again....and breaking through it.

I'm uber-focused on eating right and adding all foods to my tracker to make sure I get to my goal this time, no matter how long it takes.

Interesting that you're eating more seafood and staying away from red meat. I'm going to have to add seafood - my family gets tired of chicken, no matter how many different ways I prepare it! :-)

Thanks for the video blog - it's the first one I've watched.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! (Too loose jeans? AWESOME!)

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