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My Favorite Body Part (w/pics)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I love my calves!!!!

Okay so I really hate to brag (really!!!!) however, when I rock my heels I get compliments on them all the time so I figured I'd share. Not to mention that I've worked hard to get them this way so I figured why not show them of?!?!?

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GOIN4GR8 1/22/2012 5:55PM

    Ah, if only!! You're right to be proud of em--they're awesome!!

If I only had some ankles, I might someday have a prayer, but alas--I will never be posting a photo of my legs as a "favorite body part", lol!

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ISMILETOO 8/1/2011 6:42PM

    Go ahead with your BAD myself! Work It, Work It!

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    Awesome calves girlie!

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MYWALK2FITNESS 7/5/2011 10:55AM

    WOW chica!!!! Fuego contigo! Look at those calves! Awesome!!!! emoticon

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LIABOOTY 6/29/2011 3:30PM

    You should brag about them girl.......they are defined

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MJ7DM33 6/29/2011 3:26PM

  You Go Girl!!! emoticon

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MINUS50PLUS00 6/29/2011 3:12PM

    Go gettem tiger.... emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 6/29/2011 3:02PM

    Better go buy up some short skirts and heels bcuz you cannot keep those to yourself! If you've got it, flaunt it!! HAAAYYY!!

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FITSLIMKIRA 6/29/2011 3:02PM

    Dang girl,the calves are serious! Impressive

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BIKERBABYZ 6/29/2011 2:50PM

    Smokin! You definitely have so much definition to your calves! WOOHOO!

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Mio Liquid Water Enhancer - Great Stuff!!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I must admit, as much as I LOVE water, I occasionally feel the need to switch it up so instead of adding empty calories to my lifestyle (this is not a diet) I pull out my Mio!!!

The mini bottle is so small you can throw it in your purse or even put it in our pocket. They have 6 different flavors (My fave is the fruit punch).

Here's the nutrional value on it:

Calories - ZERO
Total Fat - ZERO
Sodium - ZERO
Sugars - ZERO
Protein - ZERO

Keep in mind, it is a bit pricey, one bottle is about $3.49, however, it has about 24 servings (more or less depending on how much you squirt in your water).

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    I've wondered about this product. Thanks for blogging about it.

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KRICKET231 7/31/2012 11:46AM

    I love it. I think it's just as good as crystal light. Aldi's has a fitand active brand for 2.69. emoticon

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SKYSEARCHER 6/28/2011 10:12PM

    Thanks for posting about this - I'd never heard of it before! =)

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MYWALK2FITNESS 6/27/2011 12:53PM

    Cool! Never seen this...I use to use Crystal Light, but after finding out that it has "aspartame" I stopped using it...can't do that to my that stuff is poison!

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BREEZY85 6/23/2011 1:44PM

    I love them! the sweet tea, the peach tea, strawberry watermelon, and fruit punch are my faves!!! and you can control how much goes in.

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GODDESSELLIE07 6/23/2011 1:31PM

    How does this compare to Crystal Light in the taste department (if you've had Crystal Light)?

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FITSLIMKIRA 6/23/2011 12:22PM

    I'm going have to try this. I usually have crystal light when I need some flavor.

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KATYBUG48 6/23/2011 11:31AM

  Sounds good

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Fit Process on Running Shoes (w/ pics)

Monday, February 28, 2011

I live in Atlanta and they have a store called Big Peach Running Co. I went last weekend and got "fitted" for a new pair of running shoes. Here's how it went:

When you first get there you stand on the machine below:

This machine will tell the sales rep your arch type and foot width. It will also show where you apply the most pressure so that they know how much cushioning you need. It will even give you a suggested shoe size. Below is a pic of someone else's report.

After that, you jog on this treadmill for about 30 seconds:

There's a camera behind you that shows the rep HOW you run and whether or not you pronate. After your jog they slow down the video and you can watch a frame-by-frame video of yourself jogging. Here's a pic of a guy getting evaluated:

After all was said and done, I was told that I should be wearing a size 8.5/medium width sneaker. I don't pronate and I have a "good stride".

I must've tried on about 8 pairs of sneakers until I ended up with:

Granted, they're not the BEST looking shoe but they are super comfy and they fit me perfectly!!!!

I suggest everyone trying to find a spot like this one. It was well worth it. During checkout I was told that if I am ever unhappy with the shoes I can bring them back and exchange them. Comfort is their #1 priority!!! Love it!!!

By the way, here's the link to the store I went to:

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JENNIFER0807 5/4/2011 9:32AM

    Sounds great! Are you normally an 8?

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BEACHGIRL76 4/27/2011 3:50PM

    I need to try this! Do you like your shoes?

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SKYSEARCHER 3/15/2011 10:35AM

    Nice shoes! =)

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MINENA1 2/28/2011 4:17PM

    WOW that's awesome!! WOO HOOOO!!!
I wish we had a place like that here where I live.

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LUVMYQUE 2/28/2011 3:31PM

    Thanks for the post....I was wondering about getting my 10yr old daughter fitted since she has a wide foot and all the cute shoes she wants hurt her feet.

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SMACHEL19 2/28/2011 1:55PM

    emoticonThanks for posting this.

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VBPARROTHEAD 2/28/2011 1:13PM

  It took me a long time to find someone who could fit me properly. Without the proper shoe a runner or walker will have knee pain, hip pain, back pain and be generally miserable and give up. I am so glad that you found a place that put the correct shoe on you. I have a very wide foot and very high arch and wear a7.5 but not all wide 7.5 shoes fit me. New Balance put an 8.5 on me and because of numbness in my feet, mostly gone now after back surgery, I couldn't tell that they didn't fit. I stopped exercising because of pain in my knees and hips. Now I have the right shoe, a shoe made on a particular last, and I am walking a 15 minute mile. I hope that others will read your blog and take note. So many people do not realize that a 7.5 (or any other size) isn't necessarily the right shoe and to find a place who can fit shoes properly.

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FITWITHIN 2/28/2011 1:10PM

    I go to the Road Runner Sports store in Elkridge, MD. I love the Brooks walkers. I'm a fan of the store. I travel over an hour and the shoes are every bit worth the money.

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REDSHOES2011 2/28/2011 1:01PM

    emoticon neat shop only way to get fitted for running shoes... Comfort is no.1

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JORDAN1019 2/28/2011 12:57PM

    Great process!!. I go to a place in AZ that does the same thing. When getting a running show it's definately all about comfort over style. Happy running!. emoticon

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I Don't Care If It's Free!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

During the Holidays I noticed something about myself.....I can't turn down free food!!! We went out for luncheons, folks would bring in pastries, the job provided bagels and pizza and we even celebrate birthdays with cake and ice cream. For every single event I'd show up and eat. I KNEW I couldn't have it but I'd eat it anyway. Why??? Because it was free!!!!!

But guess what?!?!? It is 2011 and I am fully aware of this problem so by putting this blog out there I PROMISE not to let it get the best of me. I'M DONE!!!

I CAN and WILL say NO to free food!!!

I don't need it and will survive if I don't eat it!


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K-NANA 3/24/2011 1:58AM

    Oh, that's funny! It's amazing how those "little things" add calories to our day. This post made me think of how I used to look for the free samples in Sam's Club. Keep up the good work!

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911BABE 2/27/2011 10:32AM

    This is an awesome blog & such a great reward when something that was a weakness is realized, & turned in to a positive transition.. emoticon

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DIREXTOR 2/7/2011 12:09PM

    I had to chuckle out loud at this one. I've had the same "aha" moment. Congratulations on your epiphany! You have done and awesome job.

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MARVEEME 2/3/2011 9:15AM

    Here's another gem:

If it wasn't food that people ate 100 years ago, it still isn't, so don't eat it!

Chemicals, preservatives, enhancements, coloring, tons of salt and sugar...great grandma wouldn't have made it that way, and certainly would not allow her family to eat it!


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AZURELITE 1/24/2011 10:34AM

    Yes, that's a tough one to see and stop. Good for you! Thanks for the inspiring spark page!!!

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YANDI4LIFE 1/24/2011 4:14AM

    Knowing is half the battle and you figured it out. You're on your way. emoticon

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CHRISTY2121 1/21/2011 11:19AM

    that is a hard lesson to learn especially when everyone around you is feasting and you are trying to be good. i had same issue during holiday and I let myself be tempted by the Free and swayed by the crowd..NO MORE in 201l. You stay focused girl!! :) emoticon

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MYWALK2FITNESS 1/21/2011 9:11AM

    Me lo dices muchacha, and the funny thing about all these FREE foods aren't always tailored to the healthy side! It's always those refine sugary carbs, lo q te pone la panza mas grande tovadia. Uno tratando de rebajar la pipa y ellos te la quieren explotar!!!! emoticon

Good for you to overcome those FREE foods! Pa lante!

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MINENA1 1/20/2011 9:55AM

    YAYYYY!! Great job girl!! We have luncheons left & right ALL the freakin time at my work. It's ridiculous. But I skip out on them. Next week the theme is BBQ! EEEEK! I'm definitely not attending. No thank you. Great job for realizing FREE is not always a good thing. emoticon

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B3Y0NDM3 1/20/2011 9:31AM

    WOO HOO! Good job making that realization! Keep up the good work!

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PHATFREE28 1/20/2011 9:25AM

    WOO HOO! It's awesome when we figure things out!

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OMG...Is this REALLY a Medium top?!?!?

Friday, October 01, 2010

Yesterday was my birthday emoticonand I decided that I'd go do a little shopping. I found a top that I liked and decided to try it on. I took a large gray top with me into the fitting room and it seemed as though it was a tad bit big. Could it be???? I went back out and looked for a Medium in gray but they were out so I figured I'd try it in black. My heart was beating sooo fast LOL Could it be that a MEDIUM top fits after wearing XXL's?????? YES!!!! It fit! emoticon I was so happy I almost cried. Here are the pics of me in the fitting room LOL

A little over a year ago I never thought that I could make it this far. DON'T GIVE UP!!!! It takes time and as long as you stay focused it WILL happen. I'm living proof! emoticon

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MYWALK2FITNESS 1/17/2011 12:21PM

    That's so awesome! Isn't it GREAT!!! I too am wearing size M after wearing XL for a loooonnnngggg time so I am so happy to finally see Medium again! Ahhhh what a bliss! :)

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TLMS007 10/16/2010 10:17PM

    Congratulations, you are an inspiration, one day soon I hope to be in a medium. emoticon emoticon

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BELLALUCIA 10/10/2010 4:05PM

    Happy belated b-day.

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1LATINAJOURNEY 10/5/2010 11:48AM

    You Look Fabulous. I know I will make it to a Medium top as well, but in the meantime, it's fun seeing others reaching their goals and realizing that I can do it to ! Thanks for sharing.


PS Happy Belated Birthday !

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19LOTIAA70 10/4/2010 10:24AM

    OH MY FREAKIN GOSH!! THAT IS AMAZING... I love it!! Keep it going girl!!!


I love you girl!

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GAILRUU 10/2/2010 10:39AM

    I am always amazed at the smaller sizes I can wear now. Congratulations!

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LILYCARE 10/1/2010 5:52PM

    Happy Belated Birthday! Getting into the medium must have been the best birthday gift ever :) Congrats on your weight loss! And, thanks for the encouragement! You definitely are living proof that it can happen with commitment and focus.

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