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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

One day at a time...babysteps...good overall body functioning includes weight management, proper eating/liquid intake, stress management and sleep...I've never been a heavy person, in fact the most I've ever weighed was when I was pregnant and that weight came off easily because of how active I was. I've never been a person who ate poorly (I love fruits, vegetables etc)...SP has helped a lot to keep me better understand what I have always been doing and kickstarted reincorporate of rigorous daily exercise......Two down emoticon

Two to go...stress and sleep...the goal is to have a plan developed by 01/09/2009 for implementation...the festivities from the holidays are keeping me very busy, and I'm evaluating my exercise routine and eating on a weekly basis and it's time to slowly take back my old sleep schedule....While I function fine on 6 hours of sleep, I feel much better than when was getting only 4-5 hours and I know it's better for my overall health...IT'S TIME! (Didn't mean to make a pun but HAHA!)


Something New!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Yesterday, tried a basic circuit training set...not too bad...alternating strength training and cardio was actually a lot of fun...Looking for yoga and pilates routines also as possible weekend alternative as well...Went over my calories and carbs yesterday, but my weight stayed the same so I have scheduled circuit training for tomorrow while staying within my calorie/carb range and see if it is burning off enough calories to keep.


Week 1 CT

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Reached 139lbs today emoticon Still need to evaluate what worked, but a plan is coming together so I can rotate exercises every week or every two weeks to keep routine fresh... Still working on some major stressors, but have located assessment tests that may help there...if assessments are good, may also help with being able to sleep more.

For what has been put into place...I'm doing well and I am pleased with results...Seeing is believing! Keep up the good work! emoticon


Trouble Goal

Monday, November 17, 2008

"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." --Maya Angelou

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.


Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

PHENOMENAL WOMAN by by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies
I'm not cute or built to suit a model's fashion size
But when I start to tell them
They think I'm telling lies.
I say
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips
The stride of my steps
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please
And to a man
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees
Then they swarm around me
A hive of honey bees.
I say
It's the fire in my eyes
And the flash of my teeth
The swing of my waist
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say
It's in the arch of my back
The sun of my smile
The ride of my breasts
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say
It's in the click of my heels
The bend of my hair
The palm of my hand
The need for my care.
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman
That's me.

and again, "I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." (Maya Angelou)

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BAUM603 11/28/2008 9:38AM

  I hear you PLAT, and you are right no one can reduce you to anything smaller than one the Superior Being has put you at. Stay positive.

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WILD_ONCE 11/22/2008 11:55AM

    I love both of these and they motivate me!!! Thanks for reminding me of them! Great first blog! emoticon

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MS.NOVIA 11/18/2008 7:52AM

    Wow Plat,,this is really beautiful, a really heart warming and eye opening blog!

Great job.


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    emoticon on your first blog. Wow what a first. It was very nice touching and moving. Wonderful choices just wonderful. Good job!!!!!!
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