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Declaration of Independence Against Self Defeat

Monday, July 04, 2011

Me, the person, in order to become a better self and to gain self confidence, do promise to no longer tear myself down, see the beautiful woman in the mirror, accept my victories as well as my defeats without letting my defeats rule me, love myself as I am as much as my family loves me, and continue the steps that I took on the start to becoming a healthier person.

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CEB2007 7/15/2011 7:29PM

    You CAN!

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LOTUSFLOWER 7/13/2011 5:43PM


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JUNEBUGG02 7/6/2011 10:03AM

  That's a great declaration!

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NOELLIEMAE 7/5/2011 7:19PM

    love it :) I hope you LIVE it every day !!!

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    I'm with you on this one!

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CAKAROO 7/5/2011 10:18AM

    great declaration!

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RUFFIT 7/5/2011 9:22AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonMoni

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ROXY4470 7/5/2011 8:05AM

    love it!!! you got this is the bag girl!

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PORCELINA 7/5/2011 4:45AM

    I don't just LIKE this blog, I LOVE this blog. What a fantastic mantra.

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RENCHERRY 7/4/2011 11:26PM

    emoticon Love your declaration!! I need to keep the same things in mind!

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ALLABOUTPUNKY 7/4/2011 10:55PM

    What a great post! I actually blogged about the same thing today. HA HA HA. Declaring Independence! Keep up the great work!!!


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CAZ5346 7/4/2011 7:10PM

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ME_HERE_NOW 7/4/2011 6:38PM

    really like this and hope to apply it to my life as well!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/4/2011 4:22PM


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    Love it!

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TYBEWALLACE 7/4/2011 12:53PM

    Way Cool Jess...... emoticon

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DIY Challenge Entry Form..... Let's Get It On!!

Friday, July 01, 2011

DIY Challenge Entry Form

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My Challenge Name: It's Gonna Be a Hot, Hot Summer!

My Starting Weight: 196

Four Other things I will be measuring during this challenge & their current stats:
1. Waist: 36
2. Hips: 43
3. Thighs: 26
4. Jean size: 14

If I am going to be 100% honest with myself, the reason I am doing this challenge is because I need a swift kick in the butt to get motivated and a little encouragement to keep me going.

I feel like the reason that I have not been progressing as well as I hoped I would be is because I have been having multiple hand surgeries and I get discouraged when I'm not able to do everything I wanted to be doing.

This time, I commit to finishing my challenge because I know that:

I'm scared of going back to the way I was before my journey on Spark.

I want to spend this Summer in as little clothes as I can get away with. It gets in the 100's here and I will wear a bikini!

But I have faith in myself and my determination. I can be incredibly stubborn it's time I used it to my advantage.

And THIS TIME, I will NOT quit, because THIS TIME I will not let myself quit!!!!

My top five non-health related motivations right now are:
1. I want to be a good example to my beautiful daughter who needs a healthy mom.
2. My husband and best friend... I want to blow his mind!
3. I want to wear all those sexy summer dresses and just turn heads.
4. I am trying to start a new career and I want to look good in my career wear.
5. I want to feel good about myself and happy with the way my body looks!!

The best way to motivate me is to encourage me when I'm doing good and kick my booty if I'm slacking.

The best way I can motivate myself is to be patient with myself and not cut myself down. I need to be my biggest fan!

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    Oooh I'm doing the DIY Challenge too! Love how you summered up your page, and your determination to DO THIS.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/3/2011 10:01PM


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DIANESMILES 7/2/2011 8:26PM

    HI Jessica !!! I loved to see reason #5 turn up to as reason #1 for when we fist do this for ourselves it works even better ! Than add in the others. :) That's been proven. I know as a Mom/wife, you want to "do it for others", but if your doing for "them" its not going to work as well as "you doing for yourself, because you love and care for youself and see the need to take of yoursel first, so then you can take care of them the best as possible." I hope that makes sense hon, as an older woman to a younger woman, who's now working with her GrandD. I had to learn Jessica, I need to do this as said for me, before I can teach Sarah what to do correctly, but seeing what really works than I can teach her. Does that make sense?

I hope your hand is healing well. We both (and MaryAnn) have gone through a rough time with injuries this time around (and others are dealing with chronic illnesses) and so hopefully the summer challenge will see us getting back on our feeties again. I want this cast OFF ! It SHOULD be on July 22nd. That will the 2 month mark ! UGHERS ! So I hope you have rejoined the Dawgs! Diane

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NOELLIEMAE 7/2/2011 3:12PM


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BUCKEYEBRIE 7/2/2011 10:36AM

    Good luck! This is a great idea! emoticon

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HOPE24718 7/2/2011 2:42AM

    You can do this!!! You've already got a great attitude and sound ready! Good luck!

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RENCHERRY 7/1/2011 7:09PM

    You can totally do it!! I'm scared to death of going back to the way I was before starting here, but I've come so far I can't give up now!! Neither can you!! Kick some butt this month...and EVERY month after!!

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TYBEWALLACE 7/1/2011 5:01PM

    You have had a lot going on Jess but I know you can do this, stubborness is a good trait to have.....Just let me know if you need that kick in the rear and I will gladly give it to you.
Are you doing the Summer Challenge??

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DCUZ99 7/1/2011 4:36PM

    I totally belive that you can do it, Frostynal! I have a feeling that July is going to be a positive month for both of us.

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CAALAN23 7/1/2011 2:34PM

    Yes! Put that stubborn streak to work! :D

Good luck with your challenge!

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R.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. 100 Day Challenge - Day 3

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

(5/31)Day 3 List reasons you will not give up this time

1. I have my priorities in check and I am doing it for all the right reasons this time. FOR MYSELF!! Because I am want to be healthy and I want to be a sexy mama!
2. I want to go on the cruise with my husband and look dynamite. I want to wear a bikini for the first time and I want my husband to know he has the hottest woman there!!
3. I have a plan for exercise and for nutrition and I am sticking to it!! I will log everything in and not cheat!!!

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TEENY_BIKINI 6/29/2011 8:48PM

    Oh, how I love a good old revolution! Rock this thing hard!


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SLIKITTY97 6/11/2011 3:09AM

    You go girl! My boyfriend and I are planning for a cruise this year also! I'm super excited! I'm sure you will look amazing! =) Keep it up!

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KINSBAILE 6/3/2011 11:12AM

    Woot! Excellent reasons!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 6/2/2011 4:43PM

    Great attitude I just know you'll be successful. I have some of the same goals in that I need to get bikini ready for a cruise as well. LOL! Good luck and keep moving.

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SHERILIEGH1969 6/2/2011 4:38AM

    Great attitude, wonderful goals and a lot of enthusiasm in your blog! Keep up the great work - and I have no doubt your hubby will be much pleased both with the end result AND with your efforts in the mean time!!!! emoticon

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    LOVE YOUR POST!!! What type of bikini do you have picked to wear on your cruise? Cheering you on!!!

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JEN_LOVING_LIFE 6/1/2011 1:49AM

    Wonderful positive attitude! You can definitely do it!

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R.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. 100 Day Challenge - Day 1 and 2

Monday, May 30, 2011

Day 1, 29.05.2011
I have decided to join a few Challenges this summer to help me accomplish my goal of reaching final goal weight by the end of summer. One of these challenges is the R.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. 100 Day Challenge. Here are the first 2 day's goals.

Day 1, 29.05.2011
Weigh in: 190 lbs and pantry and refrigerator cleaned. emoticon

Day 2, 30.05.2011
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On of the many reasons I would fail in the past is I would get on track and then if something came along and I had to miss, I would get frustrated in myself so I would just stop. Such a dumb thing because I wouldn't focus on the accomplishments just the failures.I have also many times tried to loose weight for other people. I wanted my husband to pay attention to me or to try and be skinnier than other people I knew. I wasn't looking within myself and seeing what I wanted.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 6/2/2011 4:42PM

    WooHoo! Great start.

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TEENY_BIKINI 5/31/2011 7:50PM

    You go girl! Your attitude is stellar and you have many accomplishments on your list. Well done!!


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JEWELZ-87 5/31/2011 5:31PM

    you're going to own it this time!! this is the first step!! you got this girl!!! i had the exact same revelations! LOL and i've lost 5lbs since!! it's amazing what you can accomplish by loving yourself and being happy (yet wanting to improve)!!
good luck miss!

-much love
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RUFFIT 5/31/2011 2:49PM

    It is great to be healthy!! Great Blog!! Moni emoticon

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-KIMBERLY- 5/30/2011 12:57PM

    I can relate. It never seems to work for me if I don't do it for me and force myself to be accountable while focusing on the positive. An awesome realization that is bound to help you get to your goals even quicker.

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DIANESMILES 5/30/2011 12:36PM

    So please FOCUS and ask urself "WHY AM I losing weight?" and for FOR YOURSELF ask "What are MY BENEFITS for ME?" "What will I GET from this?" "What am I LOOKING FOR?" The answers may AMAZE you, may SCARE you, may hopefully EXCITE you to go so FOREWARD you will NOT be able to STOP again. Now once you DECIDE to GO FORWARD with a GOAL In mind, PLEASE write this down,,,, or do a collage with a few pics of where it is you WANT to go ,,, to be like,,,and put that where you can SEE it as a DAILY reminder. Its a WIN/WIN.

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30 Day Music Challenge - Day 3

Friday, May 27, 2011

Ok I am going to try and keep up with this Challenge because I love music and I couldn't let this one slide by. Inspired by JENERINO1!

Day 01 - your favorite song "All Around Me" by Flyleaf
Day 02 - your least favorite song "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus "GAG"

Day 03 - a song that makes you happy

This a relatively new song and it's a little out of my ordinary genre but every time it comes on I just crank up the radio, roll down the windows, and sing along.... so I guess that means it makes me happy.

"Sail" by Awolnation

Click to watch the video on Youtube

There is just something about the rhythm and the kind of bluesy sound that I just love!

Still to come:

day 04 - a song that makes you sad
day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone
day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere
day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event
day 08 - a song that you know all the words to
day 09 - a song that you can dance to
day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep
day 11 - a song from your favorite band
day 12 - a song from a band you hate
day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure
day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love
day 15 - a song that describes you
day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate
day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio
day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio
day 19 - a song from your favorite album
day 20 - a song that you listen to when you're angry
day 21 - a song that you listen to when you're happy
day 22 - a song that you listen to when you're sad
day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding
day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral
day 25 - a song that makes you laugh
day 26 - a song that you can play on an instrument
day 27 - a song that you wish you could play
day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty
day 29 - a song from your childhood
day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year

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AMANDA_AGAIN 6/22/2011 6:08PM

    Just downloaded "All Around Me" by Flyleaf. Love it! And it's something I never would have heard of on my own, because I'm not in love with that genre. Thanks!

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THINBUCKEYE 5/29/2011 10:04AM

    What a fun challenge and a great way to find new music! I'll be checking in with you again.

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ZAZURE 5/27/2011 9:57PM

    I love these types of challenges, I get to find all sorts of new music! I look forward to reading more.

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