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Found Motivation, $350 Worth!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hello everyone, wow itís been sometime now since my last blog. I have struggled these last few months everything came to a halt when I got sick a few months ago. I use that word loosely because it wasnít like the flu or anything but definitely had significant symptoms. Through self diagnosis, I believe that I flat lines simply stated burned myself out. I was walking two miles daily during work, ran every other day and was doing P90X fitness training every morning I went up to week 8. Looking back, I realized that I wasnít eating proper nutrition to sustain what I was doing. I had lost 35 lbs and went from size 20 to 14; unfortunately, Iím up 20 lbs and those 14ís no long fit. A couple of weeks ago I was diagnosed with a mild staph infection and most recently went through a series of test for possible breast cancer fortunately the results were benign! I love that ďBĒ word. So now IíM BACK! Iíve been looking for motivation and courage to get back on the scale again. I decided a week ago that I would start taking Alli (FDA approved weight loss supplement, fat blocker) this decision has worked out nicely because it REALLY ENCOURAGES you to stay committed to a low fat meal plan. When I first started my goal was to stay within my calorie range with hope to meet the other nutritional goals but this one has taught me to also focus on fat intake because if you donít letís just say youíre reminded on your next trip to the ladies room. This has really got me back on track with tracking nutrition and with making better choices. More recently, I was invited to participate in a weight loss challenge with the grand prize being $350 cash. Who wouldnít do that especially for a competitive person like me? Itís a $50 buy in. Iím SO excited and thatís exactly what I needed to jump start my motivation and to awaken the warrior within. I need everyone out there to cheer me onÖÖ.
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ECHAVEZ2 9/7/2011 12:01AM

    DID YOU WIN It???

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SPARKVAMPY2012 5/26/2011 2:12PM

    Good luck!!

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JCBRITT 5/17/2011 8:30AM

    Glad to see you back. You didn't give up, just took a detour. You have the tools and know what to do...just like anything though it has to be in moderation...even exercise...too much and you burn out or get hurt...welcome back!! emoticon

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FRANCHYS 5/16/2011 12:11PM

    Yes, you can do it, dont give up, Every day is the new start of your weight loss goal, give it all you got and a bit more! Come one! you can do it

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MARIEFIYA 5/12/2011 6:34PM

    emoticon $350 is a nice prize along with getting healthier and fit. emoticon

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GLORILEE 5/11/2011 8:17PM

    GOOD LUCK WITH THAT... emoticon

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MRSJARI 5/10/2011 6:25PM

    YOu can do it! Let us know when you pick up that $350 check!

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ECHAVEZ2 5/10/2011 3:23PM

    Hey girl! I know the feeling. I am back up fifteen pounds. I didn't stray too far in that I have maintained healthy eating habits. I simply was drinking 3 or 4 large Dr. Peppers a day. NOT GOOD! At first, I didn't see much weight gain as I weighed in daily and then opened the gap to twice a week. For the first two months, I didn't see any change so I said HOORAH!!! and I kept drinking the Dr. Pepper. Then, I began to feel bloated from time to time and later saw some weight gain, and more bloatedness, but the stress at work didn't allow me comfort room and the Pepper's massaged the stress; so I thought. And, BOOM!! I saw fifteen pounds and the amazing outfits I hoped to get into didn't happen. I have the outfits still and they hang in the front of the closet where I can visualize myself in them. So.....you just hang right in there and get back on that saddle and begin riding.....That $350 is a great motivator also. You looked so good in your last snapshot, so keep that in front of you too. YOU ARE A WARRIOR. YOU CAN DO THIS! It was a tiny set back only, and now you are in the game. You have the game face, so push forward and go!!!! GO! GO! GO! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 5/10/2011 3:21PM

    I'm so glad you're back! I'll definitely be cheering you on in your challenge!

I've tried those fat-blockers... but couldn't stand the bathroom stuff, even when eating low-fat. I know you know what I mean. Nuff said.

I'd encourage you to try looking at Tosco Reno's Clean Eating. The principles are simple - and low fat. I've found my energy really increased since I started incorporating the general principles.

I want to share my favourite quote of the day with you... I love it & I"ve been "dropping" it everywhere today. lol

ďWhenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long. Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come.Ē
Og Mandino



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MKBOELE 5/10/2011 2:52PM

    You can so do this! I had no idea all the stuff you've been going through - glad to see you come out on top and ready to get back in gear! Kick butto n that challenge and win yourself some $$$.

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