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Thursday, July 19, 2007

When I look at this process that I have been going through this past year, I have lost a lot of weight but I have also gained some things along the way. Here are some of my examples of things I have gained vs. lost........ This is like the old me vs. the new me


+ Hmmm.......let me see how much food I can get without going over my calories. I now eat more fruit, 100 calorie snack packs, salads (light dressing, low fat cheese) drink more water, eat out less, cook more!

- Awww man no more pizza, hamburgers, french fries

+ All is done in moderation!!! I can eat those foods, just in moderation, not everyday....

- Now when I eat those foods they cause me to have headaches, stomach aches, calorie overload, sluggish feelings,


+ Wow this makes me feel really good, the endorphins have been released

- OMG when am I going to have time, the sweat, the embarrassment of the gym, my booty bouncing while I run, jiggly thighs,

+ shrinking thighs, motivation, reaching new levels, scale moving down, Making time a Priority, Feeling good, showing myself that I can do it, getting past the fear of others looking at me and realizing we are all there for the same reason "To take care of our bodies"

Overall, I can say these are things that we have to deal with when trying to lose weight but after time has passed and we see our results, we gain more confidence, and determination. I have gained so much from this process, I know that this is my time to make my changes, I have gained so much more of me in the process, that I can honestly say that I am better now than before. I hope we all gain better life and better health through these changes that we are making. We are making a difference that begins with us and will pass along to our children, our families, and generations to come. I know that together we can do this!!! Remember the keys to looking good and feeling good means we have to take the time and put forth the effort to do so and maintain. I am still changing so I am not at the maintenance phase yet, but I am working to get there.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MICHELLE215 7/20/2007 7:22PM

  Oh Red, I'm so embarrassed! I had read MsBeauty711s page too and still had Tamika on my mind when I posted my comment! I'm sorry ;-(

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MICHELLE215 7/20/2007 12:40AM

  Now, those are some gains we can all live with Tamika...great post!

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WALKOFFPOUNDS 7/19/2007 8:15PM

    The gains make it all worth while. You are on the right path Red, gradually become a new person!! Kepp up the great job!

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SHARON9560 7/19/2007 9:28AM

    All of this hits home to me....esp. getting the headaches and sluggish feeling when I eat the fast foood. Keep up the good work!! Thanks for sharing!!

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NEWBEIN 7/19/2007 3:19AM

    Hey Red..

This helps to put it all into perspective for me. This is a pound by pound, inch by inch, meal by meal, workout by workout process. You have gained so much in your journey. Continued success to you! Shantel

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    Red. You have been reading my mail. I can relate to most if not all of what you wrote. Isn't it amazing what a year can do if you work it right. Congratualtions.

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It's Raining......

Monday, July 16, 2007

I just celebrated my first year of commitment to myself, "Queen of the Week", and my bday July 20th!!! This is my new year starting off right and brining success to continue to following me along to the finish line. It feels so good to know that I am doing right by me, and for others as well. This is a good week!!!

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GOTTHATFIRE 7/22/2007 9:10AM

    RED, hope you had an great birthday and an excellent start to your new year. GTF

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PRAISEGODIMFIT 7/18/2007 12:18PM

    Happy B-day Red. What a great present--a new body for yourself.

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Today is my Anniversary!!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Today is my anniversary that I started working on me exactly one year ago!!! How does it feel? Good, better than good it feels great, because I look back and see exactly one year gone, 53 lbs gone, and a new me forming!!! I have probably added more years onto my life, I know I have been turning a few heads, but I want to give 'em whip lash!!! Okay I don't want to hurt 'em. Woo Hoo...........I am on my way!!!

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MRSCASH0618 7/16/2007 6:02PM

    Happy anniversay, sista girl. 53lbs gone? THAT's what I'm talking about! Do the dang thang! ~Cash

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LPRUE71 7/16/2007 5:31PM

    Happy Anniversary--you betta work it!!!

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FOXYLOSE30 7/16/2007 12:29PM

    Happy Anniversary!!!

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WORKIN4ME 7/15/2007 3:55PM

    Happy Anniversay Red!! You are doing a great job!!

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MSTEETEE 7/15/2007 12:18PM

    Happy Anniversary Red!

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PRAISEGODIMFIT 7/14/2007 11:51PM

Congratulatio\\ns. Guess what--5 days from now is my anniversary. Isn't that great? We started about the same time. I know how your feel. It is great. We are brand new people. Later girl==Slimsuccess.

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BIGSYD09 7/14/2007 10:16PM

    Happy Anniversary
-Sydney a.k.a. BIG SYD

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Checking In

Friday, July 13, 2007

This week was a crazy week, I didn't exercise because of my final for school, working and then motherhood duties. I don't feel bad that I didn't exercise, but I do know that in order for me to succeed on my journey I need to plan and do what I need to do. This week I do plan on getting back on schedule first thing in the morning. I have come to far to lose focus, but at the same time, I know that its important for me to plan me time, at least one hour a day just for me to do what is necessary to take care of me.

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WALKOFFPOUNDS 7/14/2007 7:15AM

    Wow Red we had the same kind of week. But I know we will get back to business now!!lol We have come to far to turn back.........together we can do this!!

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It Pays!!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

All of the exercise, the eating right, the journaling, the tabs on every morsel, the ventilation through threads, and the struggles pay off for awesome results. I see the pictures and read the blogs, and see the encouragement we give to each other and see how it pays off in the process. I look at the pictures of members getting stronger as we build ourselves back to where we are supposed to be. Improving ourselves to be around longer to enjoy life better and live it to the fullest. I must say the payment is not monetarily, however just the confidence alone is enough of a payment. Being able to get up and down with ease, is payment for me. What is your payment???

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FOXYLOSE30 7/16/2007 12:40PM

    My payment is being energetic, feeling sexy, love the ay how I look and feel in clothing and loving ME.

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M3NOMOFAT 7/13/2007 8:50AM

    Whew! Diito, Kblunt!
I also see the priceless payoff of friendship with people like you Red who have invaded my heart with your gifts of encouragement, courage and love. Blessings of GOD to you continually...

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WALKOFFPOUNDS 7/13/2007 7:54AM

    My payment is seeing myself transform into the person I know I am on the inside. The beutifual Sexy queen ........that's me!!

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NEWBEAUTY1 7/12/2007 4:19PM

    My payment is to feel comfortable and look good in any outfit I choose to wear.

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MSTEETEE 7/12/2007 4:08AM

    I love this blog! My payment is the smile I get when I try on something in a smaller size and it fits.

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LPRUE71 7/12/2007 12:14AM

    My payment is renewed confidence. Thanks Red!

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PRAISEGODIMFIT 7/12/2007 12:06AM

    My payment is the energy and the healthy strong way I feel.

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SHARON9560 7/11/2007 10:18PM

    My payment is no aches and pains in the knee joints and seeing loose clothes and just deeply feeling good about myself after about 16 years.

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SINESTRA 7/11/2007 9:01PM

    What a wonderful blog and what a wonderful job you are doing! My payment is feeling good about myself when I set a goal, work hard at it and achieve it. I pride myself in any type of job well done. As you said, this one isn't a monetary reward, it's better - confidence, satisfaction and health.

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