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"For the Body I want"- Red Hot Heartbreakers Challenge

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's interesting because I had planned on writing this yesterday, but I was so tired and so defeated, that I just didn't do it. Since it's my girly time, and I vegged all day and most of the weekend, I just didn't know how to get back on track. So what do I do, I open up my spark email and I find Nixxie's Blog for the "For the Body I Want", so after reading her inspirational words, I started digging through old photos,and I realized, that I had come to far to let a bad day mess up my whole week. I immediately started trolling' the internet looking for inspiration, and I found it!



This is me during my 35th Birthday Party in 2010 and me NOW 65 lbs lighter on July 6th 2012

I actually posted this comparison picture on facebook after the DG's last challenge .I began my journey on March 2010, after going on vacation and realizing that I had once again hit my top weight;this high (or low I should say) really scared me straight. I knew that I had to do SOMETHING and quick! I decided that I would make small changes and see what happens. I stopped drinking soda's and slowed down on the sugary treats. I immediately started dropping the weight, and I slowly added exercise, changed my portion sizes, and added more fruits and veggies. I managed to lose 75 lbs over the coarse of a year, and for he first time in my LIFE I felt like I was in control of my own body. By no means have I had the perfect journey;I have gone up down, and all around with my new lifestyle, but I have not ever totally given up! I rocked my weight loss last summer even after losing my job, and then embarked on a completely different journey of going to college to get my Degree. We have all heard of Freshman 15, but I really thought that I had it down, and that I would not fall, but I did. Not only did I gain Freshman 15 but I added three more pounds to that! Needless to say that my Summer goal is to get back to where I was so that I can move on and finish the journey that I started! I hate that I gained so much weight, but I have managed to get off 6 lbs and 5 inches for the first month, so I'm pleased with this progress, and I'm ready to move forward.
I know that my loss had not been fast, but I'm glad it's not because it took a lifetime to put this weight on, and it will take time to get it off. Once it's off, that's it. I won't GO BACK!





Slow and steady WINS the race!!

I also have some body inspirations, some of which I've always had, and others that I found. I want curves, I have never expected to be thin, and I still don't expect it. I just want to be healthy and have some curves.

I'm old school in my body style, but Mae West and Marilyn Monroe are truly my two favorites!



I think she is just so classy, although she was the "bad girl" of her day, a lady comedian with class is just my style!



No one can deny that the immortal Marilyn Monroe isn't one of the sexiest, most beautiful women of all time!



I think that this lady has some amazing curves as well!

Yes, curves are beautiful, and I think that a little meat is much sexier than ribs showing.




I think she is just gorgeous!











Yeah, I'd be OK with this figure! :)

Although I love curves, I certainly love muscle, and power! Shiva Rea is one of my inspirations because the way she moves in her Yoga poses, is the most beautiful, elegant, and feminine movements that I 've ever seen.



WOW!






I love her prayer beads, and of course the BIG cats in the background are AWESOME too!




Now moving on along...... I need a little food PRON to get this thing going! Tell me this just doesn't look awesome! Eat healthy to be Healthy!

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Eat to Live not live to Eat!



When I want something sweet!



I like this because one of the things that I am trying to do is drink more herbal tea.

I like to look at these comparisons, to visualize myself.


Eat for you!


Oh to look this good in a slinky black dress.



This is a virtual model that displays my current weight and my overall weight loss goal.



I will eat for the body that I want!




And what is a blog without my favorite Hero's?



She-Ra - Princess of Power- Nuff Said




What a hot bod! Another warrior princess Xena




I love this chick!





Now, without further adieu'

Here are my measurements and my goals for this challenge.

Current Measurements:

Chest ~ 46
Waist ~ 41
Hips ~ 45.5
Thigh ~ 21
Upper arm ~ 14
Lower arm ~ 8
Neck ~ 15
Calf ~ 17


Red Hot Heart Breakers Challenge
Start weight ~ 242
One Voice (7/25) ~ 240
Relaxation (8/15) ~ 235
Labor Day (9/3) ~ 230
World Heart (9/29) ~225- high school weight :)
Total loss aim ~ 17
These are my most recent pics taken over the summer thus far, there isn't a huge change just yet, but YET is the key word here!








I have had to revamp these goals, and I REALLY want to make this, and by golly I WILL! THIS GIRL IS DONE!














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ANGELWENDYMAMA 7/20/2012 1:15AM

    Great blog!!! Loved your pix.. all of them. ;)

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PINK-PEONY 7/16/2012 12:04AM

    Great goals. You are so going to rock this challenge.

Melissa

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 7/12/2012 2:45AM

    Great inspirational pics, especially Marilyn, love her. Haha, and Xena too, you go Warrior Princess :)

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OLIVIANIGHT 7/11/2012 6:10AM

    Super-inspirational pics! That fruit looks yummy, I'm off to get myself an orange : )

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LILYEN 7/11/2012 1:21AM

    Awesome blog =) Got me motivated and made me crave some fruity goodness! YAY for Xena! AYiYiYiYiYi!! emoticon

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XPHOENIX 7/10/2012 10:09PM

    Oh Gosh... I'm pretty sure I just started loving your more.. and I wasn't even sure that was possible!!! First of all, I LOVE the photos in this blog!!! Marilyn is definitely the sexiest woman EVER. Just.. timelessly beautiful! :) LOVE the gorgeous honey-dew fruit bowl! Geez!! YUM!!!!! This whole blog is just full of awesomeness and I can't choose one thing I love most. You are SO DONE and I am SO proud of you!! Keep rockin'!! We can do this!! XOXO Love ya, Spark Sis!!

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ANONSI 7/10/2012 1:04PM

    Hah! Way to go having super hero role models. You can do this!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 7/10/2012 12:57PM

    Thanks so much for the Spark today! I'm a needin' it! Tired from my TOM and trying to rest and focus on NOT overeating. Blog hopping part of that therapy today!

Let get it DONE!


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CAROLC64 7/10/2012 12:08PM

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Love this post!! Ah...Mae West....

Girl, we got this. We can soooooo do it!! I think when we both meet our goals, we order a sexy hot outfit from pinupgirlclothing.com and pose like Mae and Marilyn!! LOL! What fun that would be... emoticon

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PEACHELLE 7/10/2012 10:56AM

    I love She-Ra too!!! Totally wanted to be her (and maybe still kinda do). Your pictures and insight are awesome.

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LOVE7755 7/10/2012 10:55AM

    emoticon Love your blog! Love the pic that states Eat for You that you will be in 5 years from now. Awesome!

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VICKLET31 7/10/2012 8:57AM

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INGBADEN 7/10/2012 5:37AM

    Ah Ms. Monroe, has to be one of the sexist women of all time. She is in my inspirational photos too.

Lets crank this out and be red hot like she always was.

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