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Root Cause Analysis…

Sunday, January 27, 2013

As I peal myself out of bed (I have the FLU or some nasty contagion) and walk into the bathroom; I stop to take a look in the mirror and my 1st thought is YUCK!!!

My hair’s a mess, no problem I think, to be expected. My skin looks horrible; I can handle that; “Who really drinks water when they have the flu (orange juice, herbal tea and ginger ale overload)?” But the flu doesn’t explain the belly fat, the cellulite or the other unsightly bulges that VEX me to my core.

Being sick has given me time to slow down, time to think. The one question that keeps plaguing me is, “What’s really the Problem?”

-Why do I go from weight loss to weight gain?
-Why is the maintenance phase, the shortest phase in my journey?
-Why do I never make it to life style change?

It’s easy to recite the all the cliché’s, OLD Habits, stress and of course LIFE, but I’ve rode in this rodeo far too long, for cliché’s and quick witted excuses (I mean justifications). It’s time for self-evaluation, not a new plan, not a new workout routine. The 30 day SHRED works, Turbo Jam works, Insanity works; the routine is not the problem, what’s happening in my subconscious mind, what I’ve buried deep in my heart that’s the problem. You can pull up a weed, but if you don’t go deep, if you fail to extract its root, the weight (I mean the weed) only returns. And guess what, it comes back even stronger than before.

So today, a new chapter unfolds. Who was I vs. Who am I? The answer to these questions, will position me to clearly define the woman I will become without reservations or limitations.

Peace and Blessing Fam!!!

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SONYALATRECE 1/28/2013 10:04PM

    The deeper root is always the hardest to pull up,
Once you get down there,....oh what a feeling!
I know you'll get to the root and grow a beautiful garden of health!
emoticon one bloom at a time...

Soror Sonya

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DXTREME45 1/28/2013 2:54PM

    Love this. I really appreciate your sharing what I believe most people are feeling. Have you read Chalene Johnson's book, Push? She also has a 30-Day Push Challenge. Go to I hope it helps.


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    @Dance - Love you Sis!!

I am going for my Black Belt, Green Belts just wont due!

2013 - I am claiming all that is mine!!!

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D710DANCE 1/27/2013 9:05PM

    LYNN!!! Okay, the title alone shook me to my core...please get out of my private journal and out of my head, ok?!

Thank you for your transparency and honesty, you are such a phenomenal woman...I'm thankful to call you my Sister!

Woo-wee, back to that RCA, I do believe a Kaizen Event is in order!!!


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KAYEREADER 1/27/2013 8:46PM

    Good insights! Feel better Lynn.

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WENDY IDA - My new Fitness Hero!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mrs IDA is such a great motivator, especially for us ladies in the 40 and over club!.

It's not just about her physical accomplishments...but her emotional victories as well!

I fully believe in the concept of Taking BACK MY Life...

Looking forward to the arrival of my book!!

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SPARKLE1908 10/14/2012 5:40PM

    I follow her on Twitter...she is great!

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SONYALATRECE 10/13/2012 8:44AM

    Have to read this one myself. Where did you order it? How much does it cost?
Sounds interesting...

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July Retrospective

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

First of all let me say (DRUMROLL) - I did lose 20 lbs. My goal was 30. I was shooting for the stars and landed somewhere in the clouds which still puts me ahead of the game, but my real progress was made on the emotional front.

With me, as with most, 2011 and 2012 have come with their fair and unfair share of adversities and my attitude has been less than favorable. I was frustrated, depressed, in a constant state of complaining and fault finding which was getting me no where. I decided to take control. Before any permanent physical changes could occur, there was a certain amount of mental homework that had to take place. All battles are won and lost in the mind.

First there had to be an honest assessment of where I was. Second, I had to be willing to take complete responsibility for the state that I was in. No blaming, no projecting, pure ownership. I am HERE, because of the choices and decisions I have made up to this point. Once I did those things my heart and mind were clear and I was able to determine where I wanted to be and create a roadmap to get there.

This has been a pivotal month, but my work is not done...Looking forward to what August will bring.

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SONYALATRECE 8/4/2012 12:52AM

    Progress at its finest indeed. Keep on losing and making it happen.

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1PEACEBUNNY 8/1/2012 11:34PM

    BUt no matter what, you did it, problems and all, you persevered and did it. 1 pound is not easy to lose, let alone 20 but look at you, you did it! You planned for sure, you worked it out, no doubt and you assessed the aftermath and the bottom line is you're a winner cause you did it and didn't give in to adversity so yeah OWN IT proudly! August is going to be the best for both of us or just another great month and how about that! You go woman! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PRESBESS 8/1/2012 12:43PM

    You go girl! You are definitely working it out, both physically and emotionally. That's what I call a "progress maker"! Keep on keeping on.
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My Obsession Has Returned

Sunday, June 24, 2012

..with the Scale that is.

I am back to weighing daily. I know, I know, the scale isn't the only measure of success, but for me; it's my biggest motivator, my most faithful accountability partner and his honesty is unyielding. So every morning I check-in and my friend tells me to keep doing what I am doing or it's time to make some changes. One day my obsession will end, but for now this co-dependent relationship works and my philosophy is, "if ain't broke don't fix it". I have bigger fish to fry (figuratively that is).

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FLABBALICIOUS 6/25/2012 9:30AM

    I too tried to give it up, but I'm hopping on the scale every chance I get.
Hello, my name is April, and I'm a scale-a-holic. emoticon

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ACCT1908 6/25/2012 8:58AM

    I'm back at it too Lynn! Whatever works for you!

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SONYALATRECE 6/25/2012 12:07AM

    Hey! Do what works for you. This certainly is not "one size fits all" society.
Otherwise this site would not exist. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 6/24/2012 11:09PM

    If it makes you motivated then keep doing it. Just remember that you can also lose inches and the scale does not measure that but the tape measure does. so go with both of them.

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SUNSET09 6/24/2012 10:41PM

  A lot of us determine on the scale as it's a numbers game but if you're working out and doing weights, just give a measuring tape a chance. Muscle weighs more than fat and can be discouraging. If the results are there, emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 6/24/2012 9:00PM

    Makes sense to me!!!!

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MYSTERY-LADY1 6/24/2012 7:56PM


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Supplement Addiction

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I really think I am addicted to ST John's Wart, 5-HTP and DHEA, I could probably go on. Since my late 30's I've been experiencing really bad mood swings (horrible mood swings emoticon emoticon emoticon) and by 40, it was on. I probably should have gone to the doctor's, but I am a self proclaimed physician so I decided to treat myself. Anyway, I attempted to stop taking St. John's Wart (slowly weaning my self off). Well last week was my 1st week not taking any and I was fine. No road rage, no Co-worker rage, nothing. Well yesterday, NO FOOD and NO SUPPLEMENTs made Lynn a very ugly girl. So this morning, I'm back on my self prescribed meds...I think I will be on these for the long haul.

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BEAUTYFUL-1 8/31/2012 12:25PM

    Girl, Thanks for the post. I'm throwing mine out today!

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MRSBLAK27 6/22/2012 3:51PM

  It's probably time for you to see a Doctor and let them help you workout a plan for vitamin's...

I can get hormonal a week before TOM and I take the St. John then - it does help

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SPARKLE1908 6/21/2012 7:05PM

    Be careful...I have had other friends to take St. Johns Wart and it seemed to help them...

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MZSASSY 6/20/2012 9:39PM

    I think you should go get it checked out.

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SONYALATRECE 6/20/2012 11:34AM

    Oh no! Be careful and wean off slowly. Your body has adjusted to the supplements.

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