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Friday, May 29, 2009

So today at work, we have our "meeting" and find out our last day will be July 28...we already knew it was coming but didn't have a definitive we do...and I have no emotions about it...I have been there for 11 yrs and knew it was time for me to move on one way or the other...

I'll look for a position internally but won't stress about finding one...if it's meant for me to remain there, I will...if not, then I won't. I have never been a person that stresses, worried, get frantic, etc. about things like that..why should I? The economy is ALWAYS was bad when I found that position...companies are hiring and I have enough confidence in myself that I will give a great interview and most importantly, I have trust and faith in God!!

I was surplused before with this company and found my current position so again, I'm not upset, frustrated, panicked, worried, etc..those are elements of fear and our God does not want us to live with these I won't. I get a nice severance package which should sustain me for a while...I just can't go wild with it....I always said that sometimes God pushes us out of our comfort zone so that we move on to bigger and better things...and I'm not talking about

But enough about that...

I lost a pound today so I am only 7 lbs away from getting a MAC would think it being as hot as it is in the summer that wearing makeup would be the last thing I want to do but I have been wanting to do this for a while..before I get to this one reward, I have to lose 3 more pounds to get my Afro wig...I have no idea why I want one but I'm trying to do different stuff now and this will be REALLY

My picture for the day is Rupaul...yeah I know this is a man but his makeup is FIERCE...after all he is a MAC spokesperson!!!

BTW: I am not going to the gym tonight since I will be walking around a huge zoo tomorrow in the heat...that should make up for 2 workout sessions!!!


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MWLWMOMMS 5/30/2009 8:22PM

    I thought that was RuPaul, I have not seen him...uh whatever in years. I am trying to be patient and reading how calm you are makes me feel like a wimp. I have a job offer but I am a teacher and they are making budget cuts and it's crazy but just because a Principal wants to hire me does not mean he/she can, the board has the last say. Anyway, I am going to have to do a better job walking the walk if I am going to talk the talk.
God Bless!

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DEDICATED2ME 5/30/2009 12:18PM

    Your faith in God is so very inspirational to me. I have to remember to keep Him first and foremost in my thoughts.

Thank you for that reminder.

And you aren't kidding. RuPaul always looks fabulous! You deserve a MAC makeover. How much fun will that be? I hope you post pictures of how you look afterward.

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Plan of attack for June....

Thursday, May 28, 2009

With only a few days left in May, I think it's time I start planning my June strategy...I really wasn't on the grind food-wise like I should have been this month and that has to change..I know what I should be eating and haven't done badly, but I could have done much better...

My bday is June 3 and I KNOW I will be eating badly on that day...I already have plans to go to the Cheesecake Factory for either lunch or dinner and I am off work that day as well and I plan to enjoy it...I probably won't track my food that day because I intend to eat junk food as well as fast, those are my intentions as it stands June 3 may be another story altogether....we'll see!!

I haven't weighed myself yet but will on May 31 so I'll know what I'll be weighing going into June ...I wanted to be out of the 170s by June 1st but that isn't going to happen unless someone could tell me how to drop 5 lbs by I am suppose to be going to the zoo on Saturday and if it as hot as it was this past weekend, I may MELT off 5 lbs via sweat and walking around a huge zoo with slow walking kids...I haven't been to the zoo in years so it should be fun though!!!!

I will be at the gym tonight doing strength training and cardio...TOM will be here soon and I need to pull out all the weapons to avoid a weight gain...I chose J-Lo as my picture for today because regardless of how mediocre (term used lightly) she is talent wise, she looks good here!!!!


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SONANCE 5/28/2009 11:01PM

    You deserve to treat yourself on your birthday and you are so focused that one day will not hurt. Have fun at the zoo with the kids and you have inspired me to get a goal going for June myself. I bet June will be your best month yet.


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MWLWMOMMS 5/28/2009 4:34PM

    Forward thinking, sounds like you will probably do better on your Birthday than you think simply because you are thinking about it. So enjoy your day and have a butt load of fun.
I'm with you on that not eating as good as I could be tip. Hey when you know better, you do better so HAPPY BIRTHDAY in advance and stick with your plan Stan. emoticon

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ASIAMARIE 5/28/2009 3:18PM

    I think I should start adding motivating pictures to my profile and blog as well!!! I havent been eating good but my problem has been not eating enough because I am and scared I will end up eating to much. I havent ate fast food or nothing in like ages!!! Im sure you will be doing good at your weigh in!! Good luck! emoticon

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MSBUTTERFLY1976 5/28/2009 2:55PM

    I was just thinking about taking my kids to the zoo and then I read your blog, scary! LOL. That is a great place for exercise. Be prepared for sore legs and feet if your zoo is as large as the one here in San Diego. Believe it or not, I'm from Texas and have never been to the zoo there. I'm sure it is huge just like everything else in Texas.

Sounds like you have your game plan down packed. I need one of my own for June. You have motivated me to put one together! Thanks............ emoticon

No comment on J-lo, talent wise or otherwise. I'm clearly not a fan!!!

Comment edited on: 5/28/2009 2:56:42 PM

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KSTYLEFITNESS 5/28/2009 1:54PM

    J-Lo's body is hot. I need more motivating pics like that!! And go celebrate like crazy for you B-day, you have the rest of the month where you will stay on point, right?

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GEEOHDEESGIRL 5/28/2009 1:06PM

    LMHO....mediocre...hehehehehe! Dude...she's not a completely bad acrtress in romantic comedies & she is still that FlyGirl from In Living Color - girl can dance - but she's not the best singer. Okay - just for my 2 cents...hehehehhee! Hot body though...stupid hookah! LMHO!

Antywhoo - I think it's very smart of you to be thinking about June right now & setting your thought wheels in motion. Birthdays are hard for keeping on track, but enjoy it & then bounce back ASAP! BTW - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! (I'm afraid I MIGHT forget. That doesn't mean I will, but just in case...)

So move. You got this!

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Shhhhh....don't tell anyone but.........

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I am not a fan of broccoli....I am trying to eat different things and broccoli just isn't cutting it...but here is the strange thing, I can eat plain broccoli (the small bites) but apparently the single serving of Broccoli w/Cheese from Green Giant isn't gonna make it...I think it is the cheese (or cheese product) that is in it...I just ate half of one and had to toss it....

I tried mixing it up in my food but I can only do that for so long...or it could be that it contained mostly the "stem" parts of the broccoli...who knows? But I'm gonna have to do something since I have 3 more of them left in my freezer emoticon

Anywho, I went to the gym last night during busy hours..I was planning to go later than I did but could feel a "talking out of going to the gym at all" was right around the corner if I stayed on the couch for an extended period of I got up, got dressed and went...I burned a little over 800 calories...

I have stopped eating after 8 pm so when I left the gym, I stopped at Target to get some stuff and just got a hot dog and a fruit punch to drink from the cafe chips, no Mike & Ikes, no Hot Tameles...that hurt me!!!



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THENAMESLISA 5/28/2009 10:15AM

    Way to go on getting off your butt and heading to the gym! I absolutely know what it's like to force yourself. The sense of accomplishment is a much better feeling than the sense of failure if you hadn't gone.

I usually force myself to eat vegetables too, but broccoli is actually one of my favorites. I put a heaping pile on my plate and cover it with a slice of American cheese.

Now if I could just figure out how to like brussel sprouts!


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KSTYLEFITNESS 5/28/2009 9:57AM

    I love plain broccoli steamed with a bit of butter and salt and pepper. Yes, stay away from that packaged broccoli, forget the taste, it's just not good for you.

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OAKEYSON 5/27/2009 6:04PM

    Great job at making it to the gym. I have those days also when I know I would talk myself out of going. I love broccoli but don't like the cheese in those green giant packs. I would give them away instead of eating it if you don't like it and stick to what you do like.

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MWLWMOMMS 5/27/2009 4:26PM

    Find somebody at work who loves brocoli and go buy some veggies you like. Needless to say I don't believe it eating anything that I don't like, I don't care how good it is for me. Too many other choices out there. emoticon

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DEDICATED2ME 5/27/2009 2:28PM

    A) You went to the gym even though you initially didn't feel like it. That is big news. Good for you.

B) Broccoli...I have found that I just buy the frozen florets (not the spears or cuts because it's too much stem then) and do the following with them: saute them with a little extra virgin olive oil and garlic, steam them and then sprinkle a little bit of grated Parmesan cheese over it,take steamed broccoli florets and then combine that with a whole wheat pasta with olive oil, garlic, Italian seasonings and that's a whole meal in itself... I'm big on olive oil (not a lot just a bit) and garlic as you can see but it makes it palatable for me. My kids just like it plain...I do not know how or why but they do.

Good job!

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IMADAREDEVIL 5/27/2009 2:25PM

    Try it on top of a baked potato.....yummy!

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GEEOHDEESGIRL 5/27/2009 2:24PM

    Umm, ewwww. I don't like broccoli either, unless I smother it in cheese. I normally just use a slice of cheddar or American & melt it in the microwave. OR, I make broccoli casserole with loads of cheese which I'm sure isn't good either. Daggone it. Stupid broccoli! LMHO!

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How many more pounds really??

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I haven't weighed myself lately but last check I was down 11 lbs...that would mean I only have 19 lbs left before I hit the 30 lbs why do I keep thinking I need to lose 30 lbs instead of just the 19? If someone were to ask me how much weight I wanted to lose, I would say 30 lbs but the right answer is 19 lbs...

I think part of it(ok, all of it) is mental...30 lbs seems to be a harder goal to reach and I can really use it to do some mental sabotage...I could eat that fast food and say "well I still have to lose 30 lbs so it won't kill me to eat this"...but if I consciously stated "I only have 19 lbs to lose so I need to stay on track", then that would remove any excuse for me to eat what I want...

(I know my weight loss ticker states I want to lose 35 lbs but I had to put that in there so it would calculate my calories, etc. by the date I put in the system...dang SP with their realistic

Once I hit the 30 lbs. I may still need to lose a few more pounds but I need to get to my first goal before I set any other ones...right now I need to get my mind right to knock out these last 19 lbs....Laila Ali is my picture for today because she exemplifies femininity and strength....she is a great role model for all women to get and stay in shape...she isn't rail thin nor is she overly muscular....I think she is a great balance of the health, strength, beauty and being fit!!!

That is the balance I am striving for..not to mention she can kick ass!!!!

TTYL emoticon

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GEEOHDEESGIRL 5/27/2009 9:42AM

    AGAIN, you find the best motivational pictures. When I was on Spark last time, I used her pics all the time b/c I said my body would probably end up somewhere around how she looks. DUDE..I'd be ecstatic! ROFL! :-)

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EMPOWEREDN09 5/26/2009 4:14PM

    I can definitely relate to mental sabotage. Great you can recognize it and reject it. You are so close to your goal. Congrats! Mrs. Ali is all that. . .

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OAKEYSON 5/26/2009 2:34PM

    I know what you mean. I get asked how much I have lost and constantly cannot remember. I have never been asked how far I have yet to go. I'm not sure really. I just put a number in for my goal but not sure if that will be it or not. My biggest problem is I can never remember what I weigh now. My trainer asks me once in a while and I still always want to start with 200 something. I have not been below 200 in so many years. It is not even real to me yet that I am 176 and still going down.

Congrats on your loss so far. Love the picture. I would love to have a body like that some day.

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Back to work tomorrow!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

So my 4 day weekend is am back to work tomorrow and back at the gym as well...

I didn't do bad today...thankfully I don't eat eggs so the potato salad didn't make it to my plate...I normally make my own to take but didn't feel like it....I got up and ate a nice, filling breakfast and then had a banana on my drive over to my mom' I wasn't hungry...

I ate 1 hot dog(turkey dog) with bun...and later I ate a small burger with some baked beans...I took a grilled chicken breast home with me for dinner...I ate that with some green beans and some red potatoes(steamed)...I am barely over my 1200 calories so I'm glad about that...I was fretting that I would OVERDO it....

I also did not have any soda, only water...I tried to drink a Sprite but ended up giving it to my nephew after I took a swallow...that's amazing that I have lost the taste/desire for soda...I never thought that day would come!!

I hope everyone had a great holiday as well!!


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AWILLIAM1 5/26/2009 11:04AM

    I did a pretty good job also at our cookout. I had a hotdog and baked beans and took a burger home with me. emoticon

However, when I got home I was so busy cleaning, I forgot all about the burger and went to bed! emoticon

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AWILLIAM1 5/26/2009 11:02AM

    Good job emoticon

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