AMBITIOUSBEAUTY's SparkPeople Blog AMBITIOUSBEAUTY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Nashville to Miami- Walking Challenge pt 1 i am going to Miami Florida with my boyfriend in August. We are going on our first cruise! So I have made my own personal walking challenge for the next 5 months to help me stay motivated for the trip. Each mile walked will represent 10 travel miles. ex. Nashville to Miami is 912 miles so first month I will walk 91 miles. <BR> <BR> 1st Month- Nashville to Miami (Feb 25th-March 25th) <BR> 2nd month- Miami to Grand Turk (March 26th-April 26th) <BR> 3rd month- Grand Turk to Ocho Rios, Jamaica (... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:17:06 EST Ed Sheeran at the Ryman Jan 22, 2013 I love him so much!!!! I didn't record full songs because I wanted to enjoy the experience. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:33:18 EST Mountains of Soller, Spain by Tram & Train :) Sun, 20 Jan 2013 17:20:51 EST Cruising by Glass Bottom Boat in the Mediterranean Sea Going to Dragonera Island, Spain from Santa Ponsa, Mallorca, Spain Sun, 20 Jan 2013 17:00:45 EST Daily Get up & Move song. January 15, 2013 <link> </link> <BR> <em>283</em> <em>236</em> <em>283</em> <em>236</em> <em>283</em> <em>236</em> <em>283</em> <em>236</em> <em>283</em> <em>236</em> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:24:14 EST Daily Motivational Picture January 15, 2013 this is for all Females, especially the runners! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:19:50 EST Daily Get up & Move Song. January 14, 2013 <link> </link> <BR> <em>339</em> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <em>335</em> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:26:44 EST Daily Motivational Picture January 14th, 2013 <img src=""> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:19:26 EST Forest Green Pixies ABC's A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? yes <BR> B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? Oldie; Forest Green Pixies <BR> C is for have? 1 Angel baby <BR> D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation? sweets <BR> E is for EARLY Bird or Night Owl? early bird <BR> F is for FURRY have? none but I love cats <BR> G is for GROCERIES...what do you fill your cart with? eggs, chi... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:38:44 EST January 1st :) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> BMR + Calories Burned = (1648 +286) = (1934) <BR> Calories Consumed = 1943( 32% protein, 27% carbs, 41% fat) <BR> Calorie Deficit = -9 <BR> H20 (Green Tea) intake = 9 <BR> Sodium = 2789 <BR> Fiber = 5 <BR> Fruits/Veggies = 3 <BR> Hours of Sleep = 8 <BR> General Mood/Notes = not sure about my calories because I am pretty sure the pork tenderloin isn't that high <BR> Aim for 500 calorie deficit daily. Lose 8-10 po... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 10:31:55 EST January 2013 Reward &hearts; I Love Pandora charms! So my first reward will be the Valentine Love of my Life bracelet gift set. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My goal for January is to continue with my sparking, fitness and nutrition. <BR> Lose 8 pounds by January 31st. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 14:56:00 EST Bye Bye summer weight 2012. Hello Summer 2013 &hearts; Will start to track my CI/CO on January 1st. <BR> BMR + Calories Burned = ( +) = () <BR> Calories Consumed = (% protein, % carbs, % fat) <BR> Calorie Deficit = <BR> H20 (Green Tea) intake = <BR> Sodium = <BR> Fiber = <BR> Fruits/Veggies = <BR> Hours of Sleep = <BR> General Mood/Notes = <BR> Aim for 500 calorie deficit daily. Lose 8-10 pounds this month. <BR> Workout Song of the Day= Wed, 26 Dec 2012 11:31:08 EST I am back and fatter than ever! new pics Hi! I have been away for a long time. Deleted over 1600 messages in my sparkmail folder. I really need to stay focused and motivated for Summer 2013. <BR> I posted some pictures when I was in Ireland and Spain back in September/October 2012. <BR> I have a lot of work to do!! <BR> Not sure how many of my friends are still active on here so would love the support of new friends. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:19:39 EST ugggh <img src=""> <BR> *took the pic last september while in Ireland--on the way to Ring of Kerry.* <BR> <BR> I just cancelled my WeightWatchers, I was excited to start the program in the beginning but stopped going onto the website. Let's just say WW online does not compare to Spark AT ALL!! <BR> I really need to tone up and lose this extra fat on my body. My boyfriend is from Ireland <em>646</em> , he lives in Dublin which is a cute city.... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 08:48:23 EST Hopefully I haven't been forgotten because I didn't forget you. hi Sparkles! I am back :) <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 7 Feb 2012 20:48:30 EST Hola! Hi Spark Friends! Just logged on to see how everyone is doing. I missed a bunch of you! So I hope to hear how you are. <BR> <BR> If anyone has twitter add me, follow me and ill follow you back so we can keep up with our motivations, fitness, or whatever :-) <BR> <BR> ambitiousbelle is my twitter name :-) Thu, 8 Apr 2010 12:14:41 EST Nutrition question about Popcorn I just ate a bag of light butter question is how do I track this? the calorie content should be higher right? please help so I know to enter this in my nutrition... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/nutrition_butterlight.html </link> Mon, 30 Nov 2009 13:35:48 EST Jacob aka Taylor L Okay, I heard that he gained his beautiful body by eating clean & p90x!! <BR> <BR> I am not ready to try p90x but I would love to start eating clean...I know there is plenty of groups on here about clean eating. I just want the basics...I am not sure I want to join a team yet. <BR> <BR> What are some basic clean foods in each food groups that I could eat & not get tired of. Thinkng about eating a bunch of salads, smoothies with fruit & yogurt? Fri, 27 Nov 2009 11:28:41 EST I love this website: Each day you receive a different workout. It's awesome! Check it out. This is the workout listed for today. Click below. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> The best thing about it is that it's offers a premium upgrade but I don't see why anyone should have to. <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Nov 2009 11:24:04 EST I neeed Advice & help For the ones that know me I have been with Byron for 4 years. Last Tuesday, he decided to end our relationship because he doesnt feel like dating anymore. He said he lost his feelings for me & other things.... <BR> <BR> I am hurting really bad. On Tuesday I weighed 167. as of today I weigh 155. <BR> <BR> I can't really go out with friends because all of my friends live hours away..I am in a location where I don't have any go out buddies.. <BR> <BR> Another thing is Byron called me last ni... Sun, 15 Nov 2009 08:50:27 EST Updated about being MIA Updated: <BR> I have been MIA the past month or two. The main reason is I am busy with classes. I am getting ready to apply for Medical sonography schools all over the country. My top choice is going to Vanderbilt so I won't have to move. :) My second choice is Mobile, Al so I will be living on the beach--haha! during this stressful time in my life, I have added a few pounds..Spark has helped me lose weight so I know that I can't stay MIA from this site forever. I can't promise that I will ... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 08:56:30 EST ANTM: Go Courtney & Sundai!!!!! This season is for the petites aka shortys!!! <BR> <BR> These are my 2 favories for this season of America's Next Top Model..... <BR> <BR> Sundai is the same height as me which is 5ft3 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and Courtney is 5ft4!!!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Cant wait to watch the show tonight!!!!! Wed, 9 Sep 2009 13:03:03 EST BL & America's Favorite Trainer is a spokesperson for diet pills?!? Okay, I may be out of the loop. Maybe Jillian Michaels has been promoting diet pills for awhile now.. I just had to create a blog because I was shocked that she is now a diet pill scam endorser. I was flipping through my new fitness magazine & saw the two page spread of her product. Jillian honey, don't quit your dayjob!! <em>20</em> Mon, 7 Sep 2009 18:09:05 EST If you don't know please dont respond.....Where to buy CUTE HOUNDSTOOTH DRESS?? Has anyone seen any cute houndstooth dresses in department stores? just wondering where i can get a new dress for the bama games..... <BR> <BR> a cute dress like this.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 6 Sep 2009 15:48:08 EST Trust me....I cant stop crying from laughing so hard while watching this!!!!!! <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Aug 2009 17:50:49 EST Shoes Question :) I am in need of new walking shoes!!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Has anyone tried Reebok easytone? Kim Kardashian & Mel B have been taking about these shoes. Just wonder if they really work?And how good are Reeboks in general? I've never owned Reebok before. <BR> <BR> I've always been a Nike Girl!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ctdetail/model_nbr--104081/sku--547500<BR>03/cm--54406/#sku=54750003&size=12... Thu, 27 Aug 2009 11:24:33 EST Biotin Update from an earlier blog A few months ago I asked if anyone was taking Biotin or Vitamin B. The vitamin helps with nails, skin & hair. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My nails have been growing like crazy. I am walking around with natural pink & whites all day everyday. Good for me since I am saving that $$$!! ;) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The main reason I have been taking this vitamin is for my hair. ... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:06:08 EST &hearts; Diary of an Exercise Addict &hearts; Has anyone read this memoir by Peach Friedman? <link> </link> <BR> <BR> It is such a great book & a huge eye opener. I hate to say but I was like this many years ago after a college break-up. I wanted to lose a lot of weight after the break-up. I did not end up like Peach but if I continued with my old ways I would have been on the same path to exercise bulimia. I am soo glad that I found spark!! :) <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Aug 2009 20:39:51 EST Why is my BMR on spark so much higher than the online calculator BMR? Now, I know both are not close to being 100% accurate but this just baffles me. I have been using the BMR calculator for a long time. My BMR is in the 1400s by using that. <BR> <BR> <BR> SPARK has me in the 1800s almost 1900. <em>33</em> Fri, 21 Aug 2009 17:15:02 EST Motivational Monday "Fall seven times, Stand up eight." <BR> <BR> If you are anything like me, you hate Mondays! I hate Monday because the weekend is over--back to the real world of school, jobs & diets! :) <BR> I really need to stop allowing myself "cheat weekends." I am only hurting myself by doing this. I am pretty sure that I gained 5+ pounds over the weekend. I endulged in chocolate cake, cheesecake, pancakes, chinese food, drinks, you name it---I had it! <BR> I need to get my motivation back. I need to r... Mon, 17 Aug 2009 11:27:05 EST I started a new blog!!!! <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Check it out!!! if you have a blog, follow me and I will follow you :-) Fri, 14 Aug 2009 13:16:05 EST Frustrated: Cruise Update :-) I want to say thanks to everyone that left a comment on my previous blog. <BR> <BR> The man & I talked things over. He explained why he was reluctant to discuss the trip at this time. He was not sure of a weekend he would be available & did not want to back out on me. I was wanting to do this for our springbreak but turned out his family already planned a trip for that week. <BR> <BR> We came to a compromise...we are still going to CRUISE!!! :-) And we are going to book our trip in Septembe... Thu, 13 Aug 2009 15:50:59 EST FRUSTRATED I gained 3-4 pounds while on my mini vacation..... <BR> <BR> <BR> THE MAN is frustrating me too!!! Turns out he really doesnt want to go on a cruise trip with me..he keeps saying "we talk about it later, knowing I want to book it by Sept" Then he told me to go ahead and book it by myself...meaning GO by myself....... <BR> <BR> Which I will go by myself or I may find another man to go with me! HAHAHA Tue, 11 Aug 2009 10:43:24 EST Jennifer Love Hewitt in a Bikini: Hot or Not I think she looks okay! Although I dont understand why she is wearing a bikini while playing Tennis. What do you think? I read the comments on this link,a lot of hateful remarks about her body! :( <BR> <link><BR>e-hewitt-is-back-in-a-bikini-200938 </link> Mon, 3 Aug 2009 22:45:16 EST &hearts; 08.01.09 &hearts; :::::Things I am doing in August::::: <BR> <BR> August 4th-leaving for Tuscaloosa. Can't wait to see my boo! <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> August 8th-Byron's Graduation-Univ of Alabama. <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> August 14th-visiting my parents for the weekend. My brother & family will be there too. Nephew is turning 12 on August 14th. <em>179</em> <BR> <BR> August 29th-Classes starting for Fall semester/Booking Cruise trip! <BR> <BR> ~~~~~Goals for August~~~~~ <BR> Weight: as of right now I am... Sat, 1 Aug 2009 09:33:31 EST Chicken lays a Kitten! haha :-) <link><BR>feature=player_embedded </link> <BR> <BR> haha not really but still cute :) <BR> <BR> <em>448</em> <em>240</em> <em>448</em> <em>240</em> <em>448</em> <em>240</em> <em>448</em> <em>240</em> <em>448</em> <em>240</em> Wed, 29 Jul 2009 20:40:22 EST Skinny VS Curvy? Be honest! &hearts; <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I found this on youtube so decided to share. Post your comments on my sparkpage. I like to see how many are going for skinny or curvy. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <BR> Tue, 28 Jul 2009 12:07:05 EST Proof that snoring can be cute!! :o) <link><BR>eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Efacebook%2Ecom<BR>%2Fhome%2Ephp&feature=player_embedded </link> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend!!! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> Sat, 25 Jul 2009 09:43:15 EST Simply Amazing & Sweet :) If you are a fan of cats and classical music, click here!! <BR> <BR> A cat plays the piano with the orchestra!!! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>239</em> <em>247</em> <em>239</em> <em>247</em> <em>239</em> <em>247</em> <em>239</em> <em>247</em> <em>239</em> <em>247</em> <em>239</em> <em>247</em> <em>239</em> <em>247</em> <em>239</em> <em>247</em> <em>239</em> <em>247</em> <em>239</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <B... Thu, 23 Jul 2009 17:21:29 EST Don't be like her...please!!!!!! <link><BR>feature=player_embedded </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> Wed, 22 Jul 2009 14:06:56 EST 6 weeks to sexy flat abs!! Okay this is a program I signed up for on <BR> <BR> I got an email today for the 1st week toward sexy abs...woohoo!! lol <BR> <BR> I am planning on doing these ab exercises 3x/week along with my hiit workouts 5x/week. <BR> <BR> Anyone else doing this 6 week plan? What week are you on and have you noticed any results? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> xoxo Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:19:33 EST Halle Berry's Butt and Lower Body workout <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The "Hallee Berry" song played a few times during my HIIT workout this morning. <BR> <BR> I decided to google to find how the gorgeous Halle keeps her body fit & toned. This is one of the articles that I found. <BR> <BR> I love <BR> I have tried many of their workouts & received great results! Enjoy. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-plans/celebrity/halle-berrys-worko... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 13:18:33 EST Happy Birthday sweet Baby Titus! Titus' would be a big 1 year old tomorrow! I am posting my blog early because I feel like I wont be in the mood to get online tomorrow. I bought 6 (yellow & baby blue) balloons that I will release at his gravesite. 1 balloon is from mommy, 1 balloon is from daddy and the other 4 are from both grandparents. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I can't wait to hold you again! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 16 Jul 2009 17:13:03 EST It's hard to believe that a year has almost past... since I had my precious baby Titus. He would have been a- 1 year old on July 17th. <BR> <BR> I have been looking forward to this day the past month. I have plans of how I want to remember him on this special day. <BR> <BR> I didn't realize how much my emotions would start to run over....or realize how hard it will be getting through this day. <BR> <BR> I've looked back in my previous blogs...I just want to thank everyone AGAIN that continued to keep me in your thoughts last year. I als... Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:18:26 EST I kiSSed my sCAle this moRNing!!!! haha not really but I should because........... <BR> <BR> I AM IN THE 50s!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:51:39 EST Exercise TV...what a surprise! Hi everyone! <BR> I am car-less for a few days. My baby is in the shop for different reasons..ha. Even though I don't have transportation for the park or pool, I was determined not to sulk! I decided to use these days for a little strength training or calisthenics. <BR> <BR> I heard about exercise tv from other sparkers so decided to check it out. I am not a big fan of video workouts or short workouts. I was really surprised by the different variety of free exercises this website offers!! <B... Wed, 24 Jun 2009 13:29:14 EST The PROPOSAL!!!!!!! :~p This is the cutest movie I have seen in awhile. Easily one of my new favorite movies!! Sandra Bullock is great as always! <BR> <BR> I LOVE KEVIN, the dog!!! Anyone know what kind of breed he is?? This picture is from a really funny scene....I laughed so hard!!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 20 Jun 2009 17:37:40 EST Insult or Motivation??? My status on spark says: AMBITIOUSBEAUTY is stepping it up a notch!! Byron graduates in little over a month, I will be a hottie that day!!!!!!!!! set 16 hours ago <BR> <BR> I talked to Byron last night to let him know about my goals. His response was "lol okay.:" I took this response as if he didn't believe in me so I questioned him about this. He told me that I have told him the same song & dance before (losing weight to become a hottie) last November. He said he could tell I lost my stoma... Wed, 17 Jun 2009 09:22:20 EST HG Chocolate Banana Smoothie This is the first recipe I made from my new HG cookbook. 200 recipes under 200 cals. <BR> <BR> I give this smoothie <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> !!!!!! <BR> <BR> I took a picture of my smoothie so you can see what it looks like. For some, reason my laptop will not read my digital camera.... <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Trust me, it looks like chocolate milk & taste wonderful!!!!! <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> One 25-calorie packet diet hot cocoa mix <BR> 1 small r... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 09:46:36 EST BOMBED I had a great day up till dinner time. I woke up at 5am to swim laps for 70 minutes; then walked 6 miles afterwards. <BR> I decided to fast up till dinner....I ATE LIKE CRAZY at DINNER time...I knew I would because I burned over a thousand calories....i learned my lesson, haha. <BR> I won't be surprised if I gained a pound from all of this. <BR> <BR> Anyway, tomorrow is a bright new day...I will never do another mid-fast on days I swim. <BR> :) <BR> <BR> I will be cooking a HG recipe from ... Mon, 15 Jun 2009 20:25:59 EST