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Oh I almost forgot!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Three weeks ago or so, a Sparkfriend asked me to post pictures when I got my last bling for hitting my weight loss target. So when I passed 210 lbs, I got the following:


I got this one to remind me of how awesome and cool and I am. If you're not reminding yourself daily of your own awesomeness, then you really need to start, ASAP. I cannot stress enough how critical it is to treat one's self kindly everyday. When I started accepting myself and appreciating myself regardless of where I was in my weight loss journey, thats when I began to really see change. It truly does begin from within, I think.


This t-shirt represents the personal journey I've taken with my hair and learning to embrace it in its naturally curly state. It's from the website www.naturalgirlsrock.com/ whose mission statement says:

"What makes us unique is that we have an absolute genuine interest in women feeling proud to rock their natural hair in its natural God-given state; to never feel ashamed, embarrassed, or less attractive than anyone else because of the texture of your hair. It doesn't matter how long, short, thick, thin, kinky, curly, or coiley you hair is, its' what God gave you.....so, ROCK IT!"

My natural hair journey has paralleled that of my weight loss journey and has not been without its own pitfalls, ups and downs. I have finally gotten to a place where I can accept my curls regardless of whether I'm having a good hair day or my curly tresses have decided to do their own thing. But they're mine and I have learned to embrace them, even at their most unruly.

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So now I'm 6lbs from hitting the 200lb-mark and it will soon be time for another piece bling so I thought I would preview it here for my Sparkfriends, cuz believe me I'm--NOT going back:

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tyle-Council/dp/B00000G6H5/ref=sr_1_fk
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f+the+style+council+boxset
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Well, I think that's pretty much it for now. Hope you are all having a Sparktastic day!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MISSROCKABILLY 3/30/2013 5:46PM

    Awesome t-shirts! You are doing so great, Tay, and I am totally loving your positive attitude! I think your hair is looking great natural too!
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K1TT3N 3/30/2013 3:57PM

    wooohooo congrats

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EWL978 3/30/2013 3:47PM

    Good on you!!!!

Just keep on keeping on!!

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1EMMA2011 3/30/2013 3:41PM

    Wow! This is awesome! So proud of you. I think your spirit is so beautiful and I'm so glad you are my SP Friend!!

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Going to bed hungry...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

SO...um, yeah, its 12:30 o'clock and my stomach is growling a little bit. Normally, I would have been asleep long ago but after talking to my sister and a good friend on the phone, I found myself awake after midnight.

I totally could have fixed myself a healthy snack and stayed with my caloric range but I decided my hunger was not so out of control that a glass of water couldn't fix it. So thats what I did--had a glass of H2O and called it a night.
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1EMMA2011 3/28/2013 10:04PM

    That is fantastic!!!

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ANGGEL40 3/28/2013 2:22PM

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 3/28/2013 6:55AM

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You will wake up feeling light and energized!!

Love it!


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SARASMILING 3/28/2013 6:13AM

    YOU ARE AWESOME!! emoticon :)

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Just a few reminders to myself...

Saturday, March 23, 2013









  
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N2LAW1 11/10/2013 7:19PM

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BOOKSCATSTEA 4/1/2013 10:50PM

    Great quotes and pictures! Very inspiring.
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STEVIEBEE569 3/24/2013 10:19AM

    Love the quotes! Thanks for sharing!

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I'm feeling--I don't know--lucky I guess...

Friday, February 22, 2013

While things certainly aren't perfect, they could definitely be much, much worse. I haven't reached my goal weight yet, in fact I still have quite a ways to go. HowEVER, I AM on the right path, enjoying the journey, living in the moment, paying close attention to the little things and remembering to be grateful for today cuz tomorrow really IS promised to no one.

The following songs have been in heavy rotation in my car and when I'm at the gym primarily because they seem to encapsulate my overall mood lately. Positivity is the name of the game folks--and there's no time like the present. If we continually wait for life--to reach the right weight or the right time or the right someone else, well, we might find ourselves waiting a long time. Why not manufacture it ourselves and then spread it around?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=39YUXIKrOFk


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(This last one is especially important to me...the lyrics say it all. Makes me so happy that it brings me to tears--of joy. )

I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

--Maya Angelou
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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 3/25/2013 5:50AM

    Love this! Thanks for the new tunes

"Don’t let them tell you that happiness can’t be found"

I won't!

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SACRED_FIRE 2/23/2013 11:45AM

    Thanks for spreading your wisdom. We all have a lot to learn on this little journey we call life and just when we think we've got it figured out, theres a new lesson waiting for us. Youre doing great! Just hold on and enjoy the ride! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANGGEL40 2/22/2013 3:25PM

    Great blog..Awesome play list, you had me thinking back to my party days..and Maya Angelou is my favorite..I just love her...thank you so much for sharing.. emoticon

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REFFIE1 2/22/2013 2:03PM

    I got to say those first two took me back to my disco days! I saw MC Hammer in recent years on a talk show. He was a one hit wonder who blew through his money mostly by giving it all away to friends and the needy. Yet, there was no bitterness. He was so positive with no regrets so he is perfect for the blog.

Ever since I heard George Michael do a track with Tony Bennett on the CD Duets I have realized what a truly fabulous voice and talent he has. Thanks for spreading all that fantastic musical joy around.

How does Maya Angelou always manage to capture a feeling in the right moment? Here it is , I have just shopped in a deluge of rain and now I am feeling the more gentle rain of her wisdom. My favourite quote of hers:
“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”

Thanks for a beautiful, uplifting blog. It was just what I needed on a rainy and gray day! emoticon

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MISSROCKABILLY 2/22/2013 9:23AM

    I love this! Great videos, boy those first two take me back, and I love the quote. Honestly, I just love Maya Angelou, what an incredible woman. My favorite part of this blog though, is hearing how much better and more positive you sound.
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CHRISTINASP 2/22/2013 4:49AM

    Good blog! Your comment about the rainy day and luggage and the lights really made me think. I'd fail terribly at the last two!

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1EMMA2011 2/22/2013 1:24AM

    So beautiful, so true and up-lifting. We are on the right journey and I'm glad we're on it together. Thank you for this positive blog!!

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A picture really IS worth a 1000 words...

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Sometimes its okay to be a woman of few words. 'Sides, it's usually the last thing people expect...








  
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TEADYBEAR77 1/11/2013 8:54AM

    Being normal is a waste of time. I never bother with it.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 1/10/2013 12:51PM

    emoticon and, ummm, WHEN can we get together again??? Just sayin.....

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INGBADEN 1/9/2013 9:34PM

    Love it



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NAYPOOIE 1/9/2013 12:00PM

    I rarely bother to be normal. Too much work.

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    Nice blog emoticon

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/9/2013 6:08AM

    Thanks for the pep talk!!

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LIVELAUFLUV 1/9/2013 5:23AM

    Thanks for posting this! emoticon

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REFFIE1 1/9/2013 2:05AM

    Thanks for the inspiration. Love the new wallpaper and totally agree that most men like women with curves and do not like as Bridget Jones would say, "stick insects." emoticon

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