Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day 10 - Blog Challenge

Greetings Divas,

This is the Day 10 post from my blog challenge.  Topic is:

Short Term goals for this month and why

Seeing how this month is practically over I will be making some short term goals for the month of May.  How about we do this bullet style.

  • Stop eating junk food.
    WHY: Because it is not helping me to loose weight.  I am an admitted emotional eater.  It is always worse when I am stressed or sad. I usually turn to junk food because it is quick and easy to get to and tastes good.  I know that I will never reach my goal if I keep on eating this crap so it has to stop.
  • Track my food intake accurately DAILY!!!!
    This is a requirement for my weight loss program. In addititon I have found it to help me curve the about of calories I eat in a day if I know where I stand throughout the day.  I also need to make sure that it is accurate. I have gotten in the habit of guessing and not measuring anything.  I am sure that I am going over my daily allotted calories but I just keep on doing it.  This must change.
  • Commit to a 6-week boot camp at my weight loss center
    I HATE!!!!!! to exercise. Especially by myself.  I lack the self motivation over long periods of time to keep up with a routine on my own.  I know that to keep my weight loss going that I need to exercise more frequently and at a greater intensity than I have been.  Plain and simple I need to move my buns to loose my buns. 
  • Loose 15-20 lbs in the next 6 weeks
    My 10 year High School class reunion is coming up in about 7 weeks. I told my husband when I found out about it that I wanted to be so smoking hot that steam would rise form my foot steps.  Yeah I know that was a bit much but I meant it. So I need to get it cracking so the hotness can come forth.
  • Stop stressing
    WHY: See the first bullet point.  When I'm stressed I eat so this is not helpful when you want to loose weight. Also stress is mentally draining and make me not a happy camper. I have to learn to let things happen as they will and not try to control everything.  
So what are your goals for the next few weeks. Please feel free to share Divas.

Peace and Blessings
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Day 9 - Blog Challenge

Greetings Divas,

Its Day 9!!!!! (Not really but pretend with me OK!!! Thanks).  So I am trying diligently to catch up with this blog challenge. Here is the topic from day 9.

A picture of somewhere you have been

So the pictures that I am showing are not my own but I have been here and I did take pic but never got them developed.  LOL.

So the place that I have been is LONDON!!!!!!

I visited London my freshman year in college. I was in the Concert Chorale and we went on tour in Europe.  We visited several countries and sang at some of the most beautiful venues that I have ever seen.  It truly was a chance of a life time. 

Where have you divas been that has inspired you?

Peace and Blessings

Monday, April 23, 2012

Day 22 - Blog Challenge

Hey there lovely Divas,

So here continues the make up of my blog challenge topics.  Day 22's topic is:

10 things about you people don't really expect

So I am just going to make a list and add explanations where necessary.

  1. I have broken 10 bones.  I am super klutzy and I keep breaking the same bones over and over again.
  2. I have texture issues with food.  I.E. I don't like things that are slimy or squishy.  Such as pudding, jello, okra (boiled), yogurt, etc.
  3. I sing in a Gospel group and I love it!  We recently won an Urban Inspiration Award for Rhythm and Praise Group of the year. Whooo Hoooooo
  4. I want tattoos but I am too scared to get them. 
  5. I have an obsession with all things makeup related.  I literally have a whole desk covered in makeup and do free lance makeup for weddings and the such.
  6. I HATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my job.  I am not working in my career field and it really sucks donkey balls.  But I love most of the people that I work with. LOL
  7. I want to have 4 or 5 kids and adopt at least one.  I love children and I always wanted a large family. My hubby is on board so we are trying to make it happen.
  8. I used to eat my salads dry. Like with no dressing at all just salt.  Now I couldn't live life without Fat Free Caesar Italian dressing.
  9. I loath tardiness. Like I get upset waiting to go places. I like to be early and when I'm late it pisses me off.
  10. I like to write but I am not a good speller.  That's what spell check is for, right?
That's it.  Feel free to join me.

Peace and Blessings

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Day 23 - Blog Challenge

Greetings Divas,

So the blog challenge continues to be a big challenge for me to keep up with but I am deteremined to make this happen. Late or not!!!!! So today's topic is:

Something you always think "what if....." about

This is a great topic.  I run hypotheticals in my head constantly.  It usually has to do with my weight. So my "What if....." is:

"What if I never had a weight problem?"

When I think about this I always wonder how different my lfe would have been if I had never been overweight.  Woudl I be married? Would I have kids by now (because my husband and I are despreately tryng to conceive)?  Would I be workng in my career field?  Woudl I be rich?  Would I be truly happy?

All of these questions pop into my head and make me wonder.  But then.... I realize that I am truly blessed to be alive, no matter what my weight.  And if I hadn't grown up the way I did, I wouldn't be the vibrent person that I am today.  I wouldn't be kind and understanding. I wouldn't be married to the most amazing husband ever or have the best stepdaughter. I wouldn't have experienced all the wonderful things that I have.

Everything that has happened to me has been shaped not by my weight, but by who I was raised to be.  I love myself (finally!!!!) and I am super proud of what I have accomplished and will accomplish in the future.
So "What if I never had a weight issue?"  Answer: I wouldn't be me!!!!!

Peace and Blessings

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Super Late Day 1 - Blog Challenge

Greetings Divas,

I am in catch up mode so here is one of the post that I missed from this blog challenge. The topic for day one is:

Weird things you do when you're alone

I am weird when I'm around people so the craziness that happens when I'm alone is........Anywhoozle

1. I like to pretend that I am the star in my own musical.  I love music and think that any moment is a great time to bust out in song.  There is a song that pretty much describes every situation in life and they are constantly playing in my head anyway so I just start singing. 

2. I like to look in the refrigerator.  I know its weird but I do.  I don't ever get anything out I just like to look in. I do the same thing to the freezer and the pantry.  Don't judge me.

3. I like to try out different accents.  Like Jamaican or super country.  Hey its fun to see how I sound.

That's pretty much all that I can think of.  I'm sure there are more but....

Anyone else want to share some of their weird habits? Feel free to join me.

Peace and Blessings
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Day 15 - Blog Challenge

Greetings Divas,

Clearly this blog challenge is not going well for me seeing as how the last day that I posted was Day 8.  I am in catch-up mode and hope to be caught up by tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest.

So here we go with todays topic.

The best things to happen to you this week.

So as you can see from my happy bouncning smilies I am super excited about today's topic. 

So this past week was my last week working the night shift.  Most nights I felt like this ......

But ohhhhhhhh Happy Dayyyyyyyyy I am back on first shift.
This is one of the best things that has happened to me this year!! LOL  I have been a night shift zombie for close to a year.  It was putting a strain on my already horrible sleeping habbits as well as on my marraige.  Note to all.... 3rd shift is not for married folk.  At least not for me and my hubby. So if you couldn't tell I am super excited about coming to the day light.

Another great thing that happened to me this week is that I got my first bowling ball.  I know you think I am lame but I like to bowl.  My hubby bowls in a league and I plan to join him this summer and get my bowl on. So being the super diva that I am I had to get a super cute ball.  It looks like this one.

It's all glittery and girly and I loves it to pieces.
It is custom drilled for my hands and I am working on improving my game before the league starts. 

Hope you enjoyed this entry.

Peace and Blessings

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Day 8 - Blog Challenge

Greetings Divas,

So clearly I need to try harder to keep up with this blog challenge.  But I'm here today (Late) but here.  The Topic for today is:

Something you are currently worrying about

So this is a hard topic to do, but I am up for the challenge.

So something that I am currently worrying about is the status of my career or lack there of. In 2010 I complete my Master's in Public Health.  I was super proud of myself for completing a grueling program that was completely on line.  I wanted to quit on several occasions, but I stuck it out and earned my degree.  After I completed my degree I started applying for jobs in my field.  And...................... NOTHING HAPPENED!!!!!  Not a phone call or and interview.  NOTHING!!!! I was super discouraged.  Finally I landed my current part time position as a research assistant.  But its only part time and I still have to work my full time job which I hate. 

Every job I look at applying for wants you to have all these years of experience. How the heck and I supposed to get it if no one will actually give me a chance and hire me.  I really don't know what to do but to keep applying and praying that something will open up for me.

Have any of you Divas ever experienced this?  What did you do to finally make it into your chosen career fields? I needs some help here people!!!!

Peace and Blessings
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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Day 6 - Blog Challenge

Greetings Divas.

So today is Day 6 of my Blog Challenge.  If you want to see the list of blog topics that I chose go and check out my blog post here!!!!!!

Anywhoozle. Today is:

A picture of yourself (baby pic) and a story to go with it.

So please prepare yourself for some major cuteness.  This is not quite a baby pic but I'm sure the blog gods will let it slide.

I will give you all a moment to recover from the extreme cuteness that is mini me!!!!!.................................

Take your time. I can wait................................

Just kidding but this is little me. This is my favorite picture of myself when I was younger.  My eyebrow looks so devilish. It naturally grows that way and people used to always tell me that I look like I was up to something.  People used to always pinch my cheeks too.  I know they are juicy and all but that pinching was kinda painful. I pretty much still look the same.  Hope you enjoyed this. I am looking forward to catching up with this challenge and keeping it up over the next month.

Peace and Blessings Divas

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Friday, April 6, 2012

30-Day Blog Challenge

Greeting Divas,

So in my last post I promised that I would do a 30-day Blog Challenge. Well I finally got it together and I will be starting with Day 6 and adding the first 5 days when I can.

 So I actually compiled a list of blog challenge questions form a couple of other challenge list.  So here is my list. Feel free to join me if you so desire.

 I am looking forward to jump starting my blog writing.

Peace and Blessings
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

100 FINALLY!!!!!!!!!

Greetings Divas,

 It has been a super long time since I have posted a blog and I am sorry about that. I have been stressing out and just not feeling like my weight loss journey was going that well and blogging was the farthest thing from my mind. But I am back. Soooooo if you did not notice that title then here is is for you...........

I LOST 100 LBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW. I thought I would never get here.  I have been in a plateau for about 3 months struggling to loose the lase 7-10 lbs before I made it to 100 lbs lost and I was finally able to break thorough.  If you read any of my previous post then you know that I am participating in Lent this year.  I think that the fasting that I did as well and the closer spiritual relationship with God that I gained during this time helped me to focus and break through to reach my first major goal. I am super super excited that it finally happened. 

Anywhoozle. Since I know that I am such a horrible blogger I am going to try and do a 30-day blog challenge to help get me back in the habit of writing here.  I am kinda excited as you all will be able to learn a little bit more about me and I will be fulling my commitment to blog more often.  I am really looking forward to it. Since we are already 4 days into April, I will more than likely be playing catchup so that the blog challenge will end on April 30.  So look forward to seeing a couple of post a day for a while until I get caught up. 

If you would like to join me I will be posting the questions in a separate post. 

Hope you Divas are keeping up with your weight loss goals. 

Peace and Blessings

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