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You are your own Limit..... got this from Nike ad!!!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Whats your limit? Sky is the limit for me, I have stumbling blocks that keep trying to fall in my way, yet I have to be stronger and work to get over them, around them or maybe even go through them, however, I refuse to let them hold me back or even block my way. It ain't over 'til the skinny girl sings. well the Healthy Girl Sings......

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WALKOFFPOUNDS 8/9/2007 11:44AM

    We have no limits but what we place on our selfs!! Let's do this girl!

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    I like that. It ain't over until the healthy girl sings. You go girl.

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Weighing my Options..........

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I did my weigh in today, because this is the 1st of the month and the scale still tells me that I am 226. I went through a few different thoughts on the weigh in. For one I was disappointed because I truly wanted out of the 220 club, and I really want to be out of the 200 club, however then the positives came and told me at least I didn't gain, and I am maintaining, plus I just have to put into focus what I will do to lose weight this month, my body is probably adjusting, you know the ugly plateau, but I will work through and keep going. Then the neutral came saying Focus, and Determination will help me make it through. I have made it this far, and I am not giving up. So I may just have to readjust my goals, work harder, see whats helping me or what I need to change with plan. Nothing stays the same so change must come to get the desired results. I am willing to work towards my goal!!!!!!!!!

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ATR1983 8/2/2007 4:38PM

    You are doing you thing. You may need to change your exerises in order to trick you body. You can do it. I am cheering you on.

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LINNLAT 8/2/2007 4:28PM

    That dang scale can rain on our parade at any time. You've come so far and that's commendable. You give me hope that I can accomplish my goals. You are right to reevaluate where you are, what you've been doing and what you must do to get pass this stage. YOU CAN DO IT! Congrats on all your progress thus far!

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MBETTIS 8/1/2007 10:35PM

    Red, I think we are all there at working toward our goals, that is why we spend this time in Spark and in encouraging one another. I am like you , I really wanted the same thing you did for this time, but that is ok. I have to readjust. Your new picture looks great and keep up the good work!

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Back Burner?

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Work, School, Family, Church, Friends,

Okay these are just some of the things that fills our everyday lives and I was wondering where am I? Did you notice that I didn't put "Me" on there? Okay that is why I titled Back Burner. Its to remind me and you that no matter what is going on in life we have to make time with ourselves. We have to put ourselves into our own schedules. I took off my last week of school to study for my final and I didnt exercise at all during that week. I jumped back on the wagon after that week, but I have decided to myself that no matter how busy I get I will have to find time for myself to exercise and continue taking care of my body because I refuse to put myself on the back burner. I have been there done that and trust me I threw the t-shirt away. I am going to make sure "Red" is working out and doing what she needs to do. It feels good to exercise and eat right and look and feel better about ourselves.

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M3NOMOFAT 7/31/2007 10:36PM

    Thanks. I am seeing this week that your persepctive is necessary in my own life. I have to not only put myself first, but put what is best for me before what I want to do too!
Blessings to you and keep the faith.

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PRAISEGODIMFIT 7/25/2007 11:40PM

    Red that is one of the things I have learned along the way. I have to pay attention to myself. If I don't know one else will. It is not being selfish, it is being self aware. We are the managers of our lives and our bodies. No one will have to answer for us in the end but ourselves. I am glad you have realized that. You are on the right track. God's continued blessings on you . Slim

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KEENIEBOY 7/25/2007 9:49PM

    Red you are so right. I do the same thing myself. I'm going to keep this in mind everytime I want to put my me time off for something else. I deserve a little of my own time too.

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GOTTHATFIRE 7/25/2007 1:23PM

    RED, you are definitely on the right thinking track. As a mother, wife, and grandmother, putting me on the list seems kind of selfish...or at least it did at one time. That "selfishness" helped me to gain 50lbs. Do you, girl. That's the only way it will work out. GTF

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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.

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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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