DYNAMICDELICIA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DYNAMICDELICIA DYNAMICDELICIA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Back to the Basics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685064 It's May 1st!!!! I'm energized and ready to start all over again. I was yo-yoing a bit, but lets just say that I'm ready to make it count! I got all the way down to about 180 something, but to be honest I didn't do it the right way, so now I MUST do it right, going back to the basics and doing what i did first, cardio, weight lifting, less carbs and more challenges!!!! That's what got me down and I'm going to get back to where I need to be. <BR> <BR> I'm ready, energized and i'm gonna make ... Thu, 1 May 2014 15:13:13 EST March Madness!!!!! It's my month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268537 Well it's March 1st and I told you guys I would give you an update:) So here goes: <BR> <BR> Even though I'm still In time of the month mode, I couldn't resist stepping on the scale for the 1st of the Month as I promised. I expected to see like a 5 pound drop, I would have even settled for a two pound reduction... Remember my last weigh in on February 22, I was 222.... Well lo and behold this morning I was 213 pounds... Ya'll I hopped off of the scale and hopped back on 3 times... same thing... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:27:19 EST Use a digital scale!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254850 Ladiessss!!! <BR> <BR> I've made a new realization :) <BR> <BR> Well on January 25th, I was at 226.8 .... Today is February 18 and guess what, I'm down to 223.... Normally I would be bummed that I'm not under 220 by now but guess what???? <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> My digital scale showed me great news: <BR> <BR> On October 2nd, my body fat was 40%, today it was 31.3% <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> My body muscle has gone up as well to 38.3%, Im not sure what my starting point was but I know i... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:20:11 EST The Love month and Weigh In's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237210 Well as you all know, this month is the love month. But this year instead of concentrating on finding a special someone to dedicate the day to, I will be dedicating the whole monthe to myself <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> As of tomorrow, I will dedicate each day to one of my body parts and on certain days even doing something special for that body part <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> For example, Tomorrow I will start off with my hair, I'm currently transitioning to going natural and I have a full se... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 13:25:10 EST February Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230763 So I'm sitting here thinking about February and what I want to accomplish.... It's simple: <BR> <BR> 1. Lose 8 - 10 Pounds <BR> 2. Keep up Workout Wednesdays: Excersising 1 hour and a half to 2 hours <BR> 3. Incorporate meatless mondays <BR> 4. And keep eating and drinking clean! <em>381</em> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:08:02 EST HCG Not for me!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223050 So you ladies know I've been struggling for a while getting back on it. I think I found my groove back but I have a story to share with you all. My aunt wanted me to go on this HCG diet with her. It consists of 500 calories a day and injections to the stomach. Do you know that I considered it???? Thank God I finally came to my senses!!!!! <BR> <BR> Ladies, I want to be an advocate for a healthy lifestyle, not a quick fix. I want for people to be able to say that if Sasha did it the right way... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:38:17 EST Today I'm renewing my vows.... To myself that is http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193382 First of all, Happy new year to all my friends on SP <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a prosperous, healthy, and pound- dropping new year. <BR> <BR> Now I know I shouldn't feel this way, but today I feel ashamed..... My last post was in October, and today is January 6th.... Life got so crazy at the end of the year, and I again decided not to make myself top priority, and allowed my jobs, family anfd failed relationships to take over. But the good news is that I have regrouped and ... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 15:55:35 EST Fall seven times, get up eight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104698 Lets face it, life almost never goes as planned. Things pop up when you least expect it and totally throws you off. But guess what, every time you are knocked off of the horse, you should make it your business to get back up. <BR> <BR> After coming back from my job's conference last Friday night, life got pretty crazy, my stepmom had lap band surgery, which i disagree with, but I saw her reasoning for doing it. She is a borderline diabetic and had to make the decision to make a drastic chang... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:01:44 EST End of Year Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083979 Ever heard the saying a goal without a plan is just a wish???? <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Well that's how I'm feeling right now. At around 11am my aunt called me and asked me to come to church with her. i haven't been to church in weeks, which is terrible. But i'm gonna have to work on that. It was a one hour pentecostal service, and his topic was defeating curses. He also touched on determination. he spoke about how people like to blame life, blame their families, blame every thing for the w... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 15:21:25 EST September's Progress. October's goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081926 Usually in my past attempts to lose weight the wrong way by weeks 3, 4 or 5 I would have already fell off. I would have given up or thrown in the towel. But I'm now 7weeks and 4 days into my lifestyle change and I feel great! <BR> <BR> During the month of August I lost 11 pounds in 3 weeks, I know that part of this was water weight and i expected that in September it would be less. Well this morning when I got onto the scale I was down 7 pounds, which is great! I'm 18 pounds down now in jus... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 10:19:12 EST When the body needs rest, it needs rest! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071650 Thursday will make 7 weeks since I've been on my weight loss journey, and believe it or not yesterday was my 2nd rest day... And that was not by choice. My mom has been telling me that I need to take some rest but I can't lie, once I get into the groove, I just gotta keep going because I don't want to get thrown off. For the past, month of September I have already locked in 1,795 fitness minutes. Now isn't that something! Who would have thought. <BR> <BR> But this is a learning process and I... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 15:45:17 EST Exercise and I... A match made in heaven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059270 If any of you have been keeping track with my journey or blogs, you would know that at the beginning of this month I set out on a journey. A journey to rack up as much fitness minutes as possible. Now spark friends, I have never been an exerciser. before I dreaded the thought of it... But now I am ecstatic to report that exercise and i have formed a love affair unlike any other. Granted it's hard sometimes, but the feeling of sweat running down my face, and that feeling of accomplishment when... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 15:02:54 EST Today I became a role model http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047850 It's only day 29, and I'm already inspiring people. For the past couple of days I've been spending lots of time getting our Junior Minister of tourism ready for a conference. This young boy is 15 but so intelligent. <BR> <BR> Apparently he's been keeping up with my new healthy living lifestyle and tonight he messaged me on facebook and told me I inspired him. He said he startedmaking healthy food choices and will be going to exercise tomorrow morning. Do you know how that made me feel! Ecst... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 23:05:30 EST Hectic Work Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044193 My life isn't easy..... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Let me take some time out to explain.... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I am 20 years old, but I don't live the average life of a 20 year old. I work two full time jobs. i am a senior product development officer at The BVI Tourist board. here in the British Virgin Islands our main money maker is tourism and hospitality. I have a wide list of responsibilities and I try to take them in stride. But after leaving that 9 to 5 job I have an our to get to my p... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 15:35:51 EST That constant battle with the scale! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043094 So far on my journey, the scale has been good to me. Hell, it's been great! Losing 11 pounds in 3 weeks is great! But suppose this month doesn't go like the other???? Well I subscribe to this page on facebook called fit chicks. And this month, our challenge is to not go onto the scale until October 1st!!!! <BR> <BR> I'm not sure how I'm going to make it through but I will. I took the time two weeks ago to come up with a reward system for my weight loss journey which i will post to my page ... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 21:47:16 EST Fitness minute goals and calorie intake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043076 It's Day 26, and I'm still feeling great about my journey, my choices, and the fact that I have made it thus far. Honestly, I don't think I would have made it without you all <em>252</em> . Well both yesterday and today were very good fitness days for me. I surpassed my expectations and logged over an hour of exercise each day (I love to sweat now). But today, I felt the grunt of it when this afternoon after work, the hunger crept in. I'm glad to say that I definitely made the right food choi... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 21:38:37 EST The almost unforbidden drawer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041251 Day 25! And I'm still going strong. Yesterday was the first day of 30 day shred and it was a rough workout. I had to pause once or twice to catch my breath but i made it through. Today, I'm going to do the 30 day shred then 40 minutes of Zumba. i love me some Zumba! And I;m filled with energy! Now today I decided to try on some clothes, clothes that were too tight and some that I bought as motivation. <BR> <BR> So i decided to start the unforbidden drawer. This drawer will be some serious ... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 14:00:54 EST Don't let anyone fool you, hard work pays off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037333 Today is day 22 on my weight loss journey, It's also Thursday, meaning that it's my weigh-in day. Just so you know, I put together a goal system, every month i have allotted myself a certain amount of pounds that I hope to lose. Now for the month of August, I hoped to lose 8 pounds, but this morning when i stepped onto the scale, I lost 3 more pounds, putting me at a whopping 11 pounds for the month of August. My reward for reaching my goal is a pedicure and a new pair of heels :).I'm extrem... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:24:05 EST Late night partying at work, still victorious http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032249 Well yesterday was a crazy day for me..... My parents club had a band on the island and i was in charge of the whole event. Long story short, it was a lot of pressure on me and it was the perfect setting for me to lose my motivation but I paced myself. I got my hour of exercise in early in the morning and had a good exercise and lunch, kept hydrated with lots of water but I was too busy to have dinner and just took some almonds to snack on. <BR> <BR> I'm extra proud of myself right now, the... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 20:56:53 EST How Healthy are You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5029641 It's Day 16, and I got off a bit early from work, I was reading fitness magazine, and started getting some inspiration. Well, it started that way, but eventually I ended up feeling a bit depressed. <BR> <BR> In the magazine, there was an article entitled "How Healthy are you", the first thing they mentioned was the amount of inches that an individual carries around their waist which signifies how prone a person is to heart disease or cancer.... Above 35 inches is bad, and the last time I ch... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:41:53 EST A week of small goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5028511 Well it's day 15! Today I stepped on the scale for the second time and i lost 2 pounds! Which I aimed for, but I felt like I lost more since my pants is getting soooo slack! Anyway, it can only get better from here! Because for the month of August, I gave myself a goal to work towards of 8 pounds and after 2 weeks I've gotten to that point! For my reward to myself, I'm gonna be buying a new pair of shoes and getting a spa pedicure :)! We have one more week to go in August, maybe i can make it... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:53:35 EST Tropical Storms, Hurricanes, What's the difference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027079 It's day 14 guys, two weeks and going strong. Tomorrow is so important in so many ways, I'll be stepping on the scale for the 2nd time since I've started this journey, I'm nervous, really nervous, I know all of you know the feeling of working your butts off to find out that you didn't even lose a pound. And trust me I did, so tomorrow i'll let you guys know how it goes. <BR> <BR> Well, if you didn't know I live in the British Virgin Islands and right now we are expecting tropical storm Isaac... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 22:23:59 EST Small goal achieved http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5025504 Well I've never been able to finish a work out video, after all my yoyo dieting but tonight... i finally did it. I've only been able to get through about 15 to 20 minutes of Zumba activate but tonight i got through all 40. I pushed myself, I told my body that I had to finish and I did... I cant explain how strong I'm feeling and accomplished right now. Day 13 never felt this good! <em>252</em> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 21:34:31 EST Sometimes Telling your friends your goals is not the best idea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024162 it's day 12 on my fitness journey, not a diet or a weightloss program but the road to nutrition aka a fitness journey. Now I feel great! Drinking water every chance i get, exercising, and making level headed food choices. Tonight i was speaking to one of my best friends, and we were speaking about a party at my parent's club, which I will be working at on Saturday night. She asked me if I would be staying after work to enjoy the festivities but i said no because i had to get my rest so i can... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:40:39 EST