GONABFIT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GONABFIT GONABFIT'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/ The Beautiful Bombshell is BACK! Bridal Bombshell Bootcamp Day 8! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988973 Trying to eat foods from home. Cooking more. I'm about 7 weeks from getting married, so I don't expect HUGE changes but I do want to be as healthy as I can, get some toning in my arms and thighs, and lose at least 10 pounds. <BR> <BR> I'll be happy with that - and I think it's doable. Don't forget I'm studying for Boards, which I take in roughly 3 weeks ~25 days! <BR> <BR> Writing down my foods- increasing my water. <BR> Planned exercise today is 30 min bike ride or jog <BR> then Gym for ... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 17:00:38 EST Speechless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983928 <BR> I love talking. I have since I was young... Lol but for once I was speechless. Well all I could say was, are you serious!? <BR> <BR> 2015 has truly been an eventful year. The events haven't been all good or all bad, but life is changing fast and right before my eyes. <BR> <BR> So my news is... I am ENGAGED! I just had to tell somebody. I've told most of my family and close friends but not announced on regular social media. So I figured I'd share on spark with the people I've known si... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:57:32 EST Updates! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980308 Hmmm... I thought I had written since June!? <BR> <BR> Well, Graduated from residency/fellowship <BR> -moved back to the house I purchased prior to leaving for fellowship for one year <BR> -taking my board exam in about 5 weeks <BR> - interviewed for a few good jobs, got several offers... still deciding <BR> - started running again <BR> -turned 30! Went on an 8 day cruise <BR> <BR> -started a 12 week challenge :-) Working on losing fat, gaining muscle and getting happiness and balance in m... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:11:12 EST An Enlightening Reprieve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943214 <link>http://themidnightbeauty.wordpress.c<BR>om/2015/06/11/an-enlightening-reprieve<BR>-when-life-says-stop-you-stop/ </link> <BR> <BR> I had surgery on May 21. I'm no longer in constant pain. I still can't eat well. I still have trouble swallowing BUT I am thankful. I am hopeful. In less than 20 days my Formal 12 year medical education will OFFICIALLY come to an end( I.e. I am done with all of my medical training. Graduating from residency/fellowship.) You can't understand how secretl... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:41:34 EST There is no Tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910832 New Blog on my site The midnight Beauty! <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading! <BR> <BR> Also I worked out today and exercised. I'm sick and on antibiotics now so taking it easy. <link>www.themidnightbeauty.wordpress.com </link> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 22:49:09 EST Dancing off the pounds? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907836 The scale says I'm 5 pounds down. That makes me happy! I was shocked and might double check to make sure it's correct OR bask in the glory of the lower number for another week. LOL I checked twice though, so for today the number is 5 pounds down! YAY! <BR> <BR> I am practicing all of my dances (the ones I will have to teach my future students in my class) and I get a good workout every time AND I'm having fun doing it. Doesn't even feel like work. <BR> <BR> Hope this is the beginning of ... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 16:11:30 EST New Blog! With pics :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904518 <BR> check it out if you'd like :=D <link>http://themidnightbeauty.wordpress.c<BR>om/2015/04/03/follow-your-dreams-even-<BR>the-wild-ones/ </link> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 23:59:27 EST Bucket List- Check! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904468 I am an official instructor for a dance class! I am soon excited! Since I was... I don't know 15? I wanted to teach a fitness class and now... I'm going to do it! Of course I still have my regular 80 hour a week being a doctor thing but now I will have a fun way to exercise, be social, and help others. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to share! I'm going to have 2-3 months to prepare and learn all of the routines and that will keep me plenty busy while I work and manage my life. Excited and happy to h... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 22:44:58 EST These look familiar... (NSV) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898909 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well! Work has been beyond hectic this year (since July). Hectic isn't the right word but... it'll do for now. ;-) I've been working to maintain my sanity and health while working waaaayyyy too many hours and staying up all times of the night to get things done. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I have been working out and making a concerted effort to eat in a controlled fashion again (and LOG it). I use a different website to log but I've been logging. Toda... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:33:37 EST BEAST DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865551 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1786710544.jpg"> <BR> <BR> These are today's stats! ;) I am really proud of myself. did a 2 hour workout after work...and I walked to and from work since I wasn't sure If I'd get time to workout after work. <BR> <BR> <BR> :-) Eating was GREAT too. I did have arbys after my workout but waited until I got home to eat it ;-) and only bought a jr fry and NO drink. <BR> <BR> Still with my reasonable breakfast and lunch I was within my calori... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:35:43 EST An Amazing Lesson from a Frustrated Rage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862961 So... here's the story. I'll try to make it brief. I even had to wait a day before writing it because... well, I was pretty mad. Once you see why, you're going to laugh at me. But... I honestly was mad and then realized just how amazing of a lesson it was. <BR> <BR> Picture this: January, 2015. enjoying a lazy Saturday with the Beau who has just decided to get healthy and therefore is a budding "expert" on all things health related. ("Picture this" Should have reminded all of you Golden Gir... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:28:20 EST Successful Monday Start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862905 I burned 550 calories this morning in my morning workout!! <BR> <BR> I decided to go ahead and workout when I awoke at 5 am. I could have slept a whole 2 more hours but history has shown that I usually wake up more groggy and then feel a bit discombobulated all day as a result. <BR> <BR> Hope you are all motivated and still making the most of each day! <BR> <BR> I'm guessing, one day at a time. One meal at a time. One workout at a time... and the freedom to LIVE life is what we need to ... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:23:24 EST check my blog~! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856812 <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR! <link>themidnightbeauty.wordpress.com/2015<BR>/01/18/happy-new-year-2015/ </link> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:24:53 EST What are you proud of!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856123 I logged all of my foods, walked to work, and made my 10K steps. Also cooked a healthy dinner, threw away half of my coffee (so I wouldn't drink all of my calories) GASP, and did some strength moves! <BR> <BR> But here's the real question. If someone asked you to list all of the things you were proud of... how long would it take you to list yourself!? Something to consider! If they asked you to list all of the things you loved, how long before YOUR NAME would pop up? <BR> <BR> Here's to a y... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:34:45 EST Down 11 pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810770 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> Just checking in to update you all, I'm down 11 pounds and hope to lose another 9 pounds which'll put me at DOWN TWENTY POUNDS by the New Year! <BR> <BR> I will have to make note cards to remind myself because when it comes time to eat I don't always remember my LONG-TERM Goals... sometimes I just remember what's tastiest and easiest. <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's GOOD things: <BR> 1. I bought a sandwich on flat bread with homemade chips, instead of the fried chicken te... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 14:53:56 EST I've been blogging! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793625 <link>themidnightbeauty.wordpress.com </link> <BR> <BR> Check me out :) Mon, 6 Oct 2014 20:29:36 EST Trying to do better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775852 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> Every time I get the motivation to post a new blog entry.. it's because 1. I've done something good recently, 2. I've done something that I REALLY want to share, or 3. I'm just lookign for a place to write down my goals so I can go back and review them later... Of course, I think it's awesome if I motviate someone in the meanwhile but life has been so busy for me I can't see how I would be a motivation. :) <BR> <BR> So, for now I'm working on motivating myself! <BR>... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 12:12:59 EST Jiggle Free July: Day 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748825 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> My birthday was almost a week ago and I am 29 now! I got my boot off for my birthday so I have been exercising more and I'm happy to be free. <BR> <BR> I did 18,129 step yesterday and I completed my FIRST real jog/run since breaking my ankles in May. <BR> <BR> I need to work on my endurance again but It felt good to have the wind passing me by. I took my two doggies with me and the puppy did OK. She has a lot of energy to burn but it mostly comes in short spurts ... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:53:08 EST Jiggle Free July: Day 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744084 So according to my work scale (you know... the analog kind. I mean the one that you move the big block over to 50-100-150-200, etc. ) I have lost 9.25 pounds sicne 7/5 or something. That's with clothes on obviously... I'm guessing it's accurate because those scales don't really vary in terms of weight. <BR> <BR> so WOOO HOOO to me! <BR> <BR> and I walked an average of 86,421 steps last week... and the boot is coming off this weekend!! so wooohoooooo to me!!! <BR> <BR> Oh AND my birthday ... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:35:22 EST JiggleFreeJuly: Part 1: DAY 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735761 I just make up random things that make me happy - and then I name my challenges after it. haha <BR> <BR> WEll, just a quick update. I now walk to work. I pulled a muscle in my back 2 weeks ago and it has been a slow go of healing. Note to self... do NOT lift heavy boxes when your balance is already off because of your recently broken and finally healing ankles. <BR> <BR> Ok. <BR> <BR> Lesson learned. <BR> <BR> BUT, it has now been 9 weeks post breaking of ankles. Doc says I should wear b... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:12:15 EST Good Morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734483 Woke up and got my morning workout in! :-D Walked around the block and parking lot a few times to work up a sweat with the doggy and puppy. AND I had some fruit and got my stretches and back exercises in. <BR> <BR> Off to a great start!!! GMIH - Jiggle Free July! <BR> <BR> On my way back to fitness and health. ;-) This is going to be a GREAT challenge! Tue, 8 Jul 2014 10:59:41 EST Daily Log: Jiggle-Free July 12 week challenge. Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734128 Checking in! <BR> <BR> Walked around a good bit today. I skipped fast food (though I was REALLY hungry and don't have food in my apartment yet - I'm still transitioning between my house and apartment in two different states) for the most part but did treat myself to two donuts and 4 mini-reeses. May as well be honest! <BR> <BR> I drank one sweetened coffee, and one coffee with 3 splenda and 2 sugars. <BR> <BR> I am beginning my "sugar detox" tomorrow and going to do it for a week. The p... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 21:51:29 EST Day 3- Beautiful Bombshell Bootcamp is BACK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731636 My good decision of the day was that I got hungry after I woke up from a long nap and instead of going to fast food, I went to the grocery store and bought 2 bags of salad. I ate that with 1/2 chicken breast with buffalo sauce. Made a spicy chicken salad. I had 1/2 baked potato and 1/2 sweet potato prepared but BARELY made it through the salad so I'm just saving the potatoes for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Step by Step. I'm getting there slowly... and I'm really proud of me! <BR> <BR> Watch along... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:23:31 EST Jiggle Free-July, ABmazing August, and Slimmer September http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725991 I currently have a few injures so Considering my current "frail" state (2 broken ankles and a badly pulled muscle in my back... resulting in stiffness, pain, inability to turn left or right without grimacing...) I'm going to have to do LIGHT exercise and HEAVY healthy eating. As soon as I can do more... I will. Trust me. But this 12 week challenge is about to get going and it's gonna be ON!!! <BR> <BR> aNyone interested in a Jiggle-Free July, ABmazing August, and Slimmer September?" <BR> ... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:13:15 EST 8 week challenge in progress. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684438 Hey everyone! <BR> Reposted from my group. <BR> <BR> Spark has made some AMAZING changes... including Free mobile app which for me has made ALL the difference in terms of remembering to post/update daily. <BR> <BR> It just is so much easier on a cellphone. Maybe I'm just lazy? LOL <BR> <BR> This 8 week challenge is for everyone in the group men/women: <BR> <BR> Are there any particular goals you'd like to accomplish by the start of summer? What will you do to accomplish this? <BR> <... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:54:03 EST I'm Down... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648518 9 pounds! :-D <BR> <BR> Was going to wait until I made it to 10 lbs to make an announcement but DRTAMM told me I hadn't told anyone yet about the weight loss... So, I figured I'd go ahead and tell you guys. <BR> <BR> Working hard. Counting calories more often than not and trying to make BETTER choices when it comes to eating. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to lose at least 30 pounds but shoot I could lose 50 and not be underweight. We will see... Slowly, but surely ONE pound at a time. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:39:51 EST POST http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628807 Still working hard :-D Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:59:05 EST WOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587308 Just wanted to let you guys know I haven't had any fast food so far this week! This is a BIG DEAL because I'm pretty sure I was addicted. smh. <BR> <BR> Bought a Vitamix blender! Did I tell you guys that? Well... I LVOE it. And made enough with my FIRST smoothie for 3 servings. Also packing snacks and taking my food to work or eating at home. <BR> <BR> Go me. I'm just happy! Wed, 8 Jan 2014 20:01:50 EST New Year's GOALS :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585492 <BR> My personal goals are to weigh 130-140 [higher end of normal BMI but I'd be *satisfied with up to 150.] Yea, I set a 20 pound range intentionally. My MAIN goal is to get back to a healthy BMI. I'm short... so healthy for me would be ~ 105-135. <BR> <BR> 160- no longer in the "obese" category <BR> 135- no longer overweight <BR> 100-135: Is considered healthy for my height. <BR> <BR> The weird thing is that though I am clearly overweight/obese at this point, I don't look completely out... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:55:34 EST Thank you Thunder Thighs Day 2: Bombshell Bootcamp is BACK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579215 LOL... I just like to call myself a bombshell. Makes me workout harder. ;-) Especially if and when I'm listening to Beyonce. <BR> <BR> Just posting quickly to say I got through the holiday season without gaining a pound. NOT ONE POUND! Actually, I'm down about 5-8 lbs. :-D <BR> <BR> Now for the rest of these excess pounds. I'm getting my plan in place for the next 6 months and want to change my MIND and body before starting fellowship. [ ETA: Below is a random letter to myself (and whoeve... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 10:30:59 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578081 <link>lovelylynee.blogspot.com/2014/01/hap<BR>py-new-year.html </link> <BR> <BR> Takes too long to blog twice. LOL. Please check out above link... ;-) Have a great year. WE are gonna ROCK this thing. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 14:47:33 EST Picture: yoga http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575044 Me in Big Island Hawaii... Reconnecting with nature and doing some yoga <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1346578469.jpg"> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 21:27:32 EST Quick Blog: Upcoming rewards! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574982 Just thought I'd stop by to say hi! <BR> <BR> I hope you all had an amazing week! I must say mine was filled with ups and downs but overall lots of beautiful memories that will outweigh any minor stressors. <BR> <BR> Im looking forward to continuing this journey that honestly, I know will never end no matter the destination. <BR> <BR> I have a few gifts I'm going to give myself along the way of my next 6 month journey AND I have a few rewards I want to earn. <BR> <BR> Not sure of all o... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 20:29:55 EST Evolving... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569565 I won't make this too long... <BR> <BR> But I am evolving. In more ways than one. I've learned to trust the process and love the journey. I am more forgiving when I mess up and less upset when it doesn't work out. I am not perfect. But that's ok. I haven't found the man of my dreams. and... I keep meeting fools (tricksters, liars, deceptive people). But, maybe there's a point in that too. Maybe I'm getting better at learning that I can't make something or someone "fit" a mold that they were... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 22:38:31 EST What I've been up to... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569441 <link>lovelylynee.blogspot.com </link> <BR> <BR> Check my blog :) <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 18:26:34 EST went to Hawaii! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543797 ...and didn't gain a pound! actually... I lost 1.5. GO ME! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 21:15:16 EST Be Kind Anyway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538822 <link>lovelylynee.blogspot.com/2013/11/p-e<BR>ople-are-often-unreasonable.html?token<BR>=VzarTEIBAAA.PUXYkhZgpp50JG5Pp-BYHg.0p<BR>FfrGk-fbVraampyMwnGQ&postId=8755051400<BR>098302884&type=POST </link> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 01:29:58 EST Check out my blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537773 <link>lovelylynee.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> But just an update... I'm traveling for fellowship interviews. My life is high-stress right now. I am working to keep stress low and exercising frequently. Also, eating better. So we shall see what the scale does at the end of the month! <BR> <BR> Keep pushing yall. <BR> <BR> I did squats, crunches, push ups, lunges and more... AND cardio today. <BR> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 22:55:10 EST Quick blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527846 I'm using my Dragon dictation systems that make blogging a lot easier. But probably there will be some errors. And I'm too tired to go back and correct them so hopefully you'll figure out what I'm saying. <BR> <BR> I didn't get much sleep because I came back from my interview last night around midnight from Washington DC. I had a great time at my interview and really love the program! I'll tell you all about it later. I am proud that I woke up after four hours of sleep decided that 30 more m... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:48:59 EST I'm feeling Want-Y!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524981 I made this term up for times when I want a lot of things. I'm trying to DECIDE what I really want so I can do the least damage. <BR> <BR> I want a peanut butter and Jelly Sandwich. <BR> <BR> I want to read more of my Spark book... I want to workout until I sweat... I want to dance happily to some music and I want to READ or WATCH "Breaking Bad" <BR> <BR> And those are my wants for the night... soooo, I'm off to make me happy and LESS Wanty. <BR> <BR> :-D Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:37:16 EST October 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521407 Hey everyone ! <BR> <BR> I am still working hard at losing weight. I been put back on steroids for my asthma and I'm sure that this will be a bit of a setback but I'm going to work hard to keep going. A few days ago I found out I was having an asthma attack, sinus infection, and bronchitis. At that time I could only sleep in 3 to 5 minute intervals before violently coughing myself awake. <BR> <BR> I decided to go to the emergency room and then I was diagnosed with all of the above. I have a... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:41:34 EST 40 in 4: The details http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481937 Hey guys, <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the support and suggestions and questions. <BR> <BR> I DO have a detailed planned for my weight loss challenge but didn't bother putting it up because I didn't want to bore everyone with the details. <BR> <BR> For the first 3 weeks I aimed for 1-2 hours of cardio MOST days with a goal of burning at least 500 cals. If it were a busy day, I quickly/intensely worked out and stopped around 500 cals. <BR> <BR> My general plan for the next month is : <BR> <... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:36:02 EST 40 pounds in 4 months: The end of the year challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479002 Before you bring out your pitch forks and start the attack (imagine Beauty and the Beast,, and Gaston lol) Let me start by saying I'm not actually putting ALL of my stakes on trying to lose 40 lbs in 4 months. <BR> <BR> I am setting a high goal in an attempt to encourage myself to give this an honest try and really give it my all. I've been at this weight loss thing for many many years now and I've learned that if you do what you've done you REALLY will get what you've got. <BR> <BR> I want... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 21:41:10 EST Water Water everywhere... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468428 and soooo many drops to drink! <BR> <BR> LOL :) Just a little play on a popular phrase. I've bought several gallons of water and since Friday I've had about 3 gallons of water. Still no sign of the stone. <BR> <BR> But I decided to take today and tomorrow off so that I could give my body some time to REST and take my pain/nausea pills without worrying about my job. I felt guilty about missing work but then I thought, Kidney stones are a big deal. If I don't take care of me WHO will? I live... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 00:28:24 EST Worse than labor? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465185 Well... that's how some people describe it. <BR> <BR> I've been having back pain on and off for a few weeks/months. I tried EVERYTHING. Heating pad, ice, stretching, yoga, massages, went to the Dr, etc. You know I'm a doctor but I try not to be my OWN doctor lol... But anyway, I told him... my back hurts it feels like my kidney. This was several months ago. He said, no it's probably nothing. <BR> <BR> Anyway, the pain has been very very bad over the past few days/weeks. I've been using a f... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 20:52:40 EST Silver lining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454197 Today has been a rough day. In fact, I've bad a rough 4-5 days emotionally. It just seems like the stress is piling up and work is overwhelming. I just wanna run away for a few days and start over. <BR> <BR> But the good news is, all this stress has forced my focus back to the only ONE thing I KNOW makes me feel better every time. <BR> <BR> Exercise. <BR> <BR> I ran home on my 45 min break and immediately jumped on my spin bike. I said even if I do only 15 minutes I will be better off - ... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:28:33 EST Well, What can I SAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449118 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> Well, I guess what I can say is that I am SO proud of myself. I am probably one of the most tenacious people I know... and I would say I was modest and humble too...but I guess that would rule out humility as a trait! LOL <BR> <BR> I have still been working hard at being healthy! I've dedicated August to being KIND to myself and choosing joy/love. That sounds hokey. The truth is though, that it IS exhausting to have to FORCE yourself to do anything day in and day out... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 18:14:43 EST Stress and Progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408730 I am working hard. Still exercising 5 times a week... Studying for boards, every free minute is devoted to that now. Less than a week. thank God! Ready to knock this test out, Pass with flying colors, and get back to having some fun! <BR> <BR> Lost 3 pounds and down 7.5 from the highest weight I saw and TOM is still here... so maybe it'll be a little more. <BR> <BR> I can't worry about that until I finish boards though. <BR> <BR> FIRST THINGS FIRST. <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 15:35:35 EST Beauty and Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396192 <link>lovelylynee.blogspot.com/2013/06/tod<BR>ay-beauty.html </link> <BR> <BR> Today's Beautiful find Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:34:46 EST UpdateS!?!?!?1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394049 <link>lovelylynee.blogspot.com/2013/06/cou<BR>ntdown-is-on.html </link> <BR> <BR> If you have time, check out my blog. Studying for my exam don't have time to post both places but I'm doing good. Focused. Keep me in your prayers, please! Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:25:53 EST