Wednesday, July 27, 2011

When I FINALLY SAW IT.....

Man today is a day!!!!! I have had a rough last 35 days with injuries and heavy congestion, and then flu like symptoms.. because I wont claim it as the flu! lol..  I woke this morning feeling like blah! I don't wanna run! I dont wanna eat another damn EGG!!!!!!!! I want some pancakes from iHop smothered in butter...OMG.. let me stop! But cant you taste it?  Topped with that Hot Syrup... Slathered in Butter with some turkey sausage links on the side??? With a tall glass of orange juice..I never seem to drink. LOL.. And lets not forget about 30 minutes later how I will feel SICK!!! lol.. that always end my fantasy. I always feel terrible after. So with that in mind.. I said get your butt on the scale because today might be one of those days you forget where you're going. I dont weigh often. I think its crazy to do so. However, when I have these moments I jump on there for MOTIVATION... No matter the number I will GET motivated. Up ..Im motivated.. Down.. I'm motivated. Its all about walking with my eyes wide open. I dont allow the scale the opportunity to make me feel low. Its simply a LOCATOR. A tool to assist me with LOCATING where I am in my journey! That's it! So, I'm pumped... Im stripping.. I hop up there. posture straight!!! Looking in the mirror trying not to criticise the fact that since my shoulder injury I havent been able to do push-ups so my arms are looking soft!!!! I peek down...... 158!!!! what what??!!! I jumped off that sucka grabbed my HRM,iPod Touch, wireless head phones, nike air shocks.. oh..I need pants and stuff too, gotta go get this burn on. LMAO.. I was so excited I didn't even think about the clothes.... just the essentials. I know that my HRM was key in my success (THANK YOU SWEET MAN OF MINE) anyway.. lol.. like I said, I know it was the BIG key to my moment. look at my B-day Pics. That was March 11 yall. Four months ago!! It was one of my gifts. DO you understand in 4 months I have lost 22 pounds! Yea I know yall are like thats only about 5 pounds a month. To date I am down 67 pounds .. since i got SERIOUS 12/24/2010. You want it to go fast, huhn? Well guess what... it can.. but it will more than likely be muscle. My body has transformed. So for me- 22 pounds is awesome. Think on this.. would you rather have loss 22 pounds 4 months later, or be sitting around having not lost anything and saying.. that's not enough? I didn't starve either.. ate REAL good! lol See it (HRM) too is one of my LOCATOR tools. If you don't have one ...get one. I don't wanna hear about it's cost. Its an investment in your LIFE! 
See i cant even celebrate me without trying to help motivate someone else (LovelySpirit, I'm working on it girl. Love ya!). So back to me. I did it! I'm in the 150's. Hot Damn! Eight more pounds to go! So that's another 2 months because I want to lose fat. I cant wait to get on P90X again... 
these are some of my post and during workout photos from today!!! At 158 yall!! 
THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND AS ALWAYS, KEEP IT CLASSY YET SASSY, TRUTHFUL YET RESPECTFUL!
















Monday, July 25, 2011

LET THE CHALLENGE BEGIN!!!!!!!

GOOD MORNING GANG!!!!
TODAY IT ALL BEGINS! HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE DECIDED ON THE 'ONE' PERSON FROM YOUR TEAM WHO WILL BE 'EMAILING' ME YOUR RESULTS. REMEMBER.. THIS WILL BE RAN FAIRLY ACROSS THE BOARD. IF YOU RUN INTO ISSUES, WITH THE RULES IS WHERE YOU STAY. SO IF YOU HAVE HRM ISSUES OR CAMERA ISSUES... YOU WOULD ONLY QUALIFY FOR THE POINTS THAT YOU QUALIFY FOR. I MEAN NO HARM, BUT THIS WILL BE DONE FAIR AND SQUARE! I WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS BY SKYPE AROUND 9 PM EST. TIME. IF YOU NEED ANOTHER METHOD... 'EMAIL' ME.  I WANT THIS TO BE FUN!!! AND WANT YOU TO SEE RESULTS.. I WILL BE DOING IT ALONG WITH YOU!! SO IM READY!!! DEAR MERCY! LOL....   I HAVE SUMMARIZED THE CHALLENGE. HOWEVER, FOR DETAILS GO BACK ON REVIEW THE CHALLENGE POST.
>>>>>>For the pics I would need a "Before" pic of measuring *thigh, arm, waist (then updated every 2 weeks), *To earn extra points we need to submit the thigh pic weekly (BY TUESDAY MORNING WITH THE SCALE PHOTO IF DOING THOSE), a before pic of scale/OPTIONAL (then updated weekly) THIS CAN ONLY BE DONE AS A TEAM... EITHER YALL DO IT OR YOU DONT, and daily pics of the HRM (OR THE MACHINE CALORIES BURN PICTURE. IF USING MFP FOR TOTAL BURN YOU WILL HAVE TO SHAVE. IT IS NORMALLY WAY OFF) THIS IS OPTIONAL? THE ONLY PIC SENT DAILY IS THE HRM!  NO POINTS EARNED FOR HOUSEWORK OR WORK DUTIES!! 

 As a team do no less than 80 squats daily. Daily, submit the number of squats completed. I WILL TOTAL THE WEEKLY FOR YOU. WEEKLY PIC OF THE THIGH MEASURED. AND BI-WEEKLY OF THE OTHER MEASURED AREAS. 



THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP THIS FAIR. HAVE HAD MANY EMAIL ME ABOUT HOW THE POINTS WILL BE EARNED FAIRLY. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY. 




I WILL HAVE YOUR TEAM PAGE UPDATED BY TONIGHT. WAS ILL YESTERDAY SO I COULDN'T HAVE IT DONE. 


GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE TEAMS... AND LETS GET READY TO. RUMBLE!!!!!!!! 





Thursday, July 21, 2011

CHALLENGE WITH HOW TO DO A PROPER SQUAT

HEY Y'ALL!

CHALLENGE BEGINS JULY 25, 2011   ENDS SEPTEMBER 5, 2011 (6 WEEKS! )
2 member teams; POINT SYSTEM IN PLACE (points are earned for weight or inches loss and total team weekly calories burned. total number of squats).  Points are also lost (not submitting weekly/daily results).
NEED TEAM NAMES AND MEASUREMENTS/PICTURES SENT BY 07/22/2011 TO: JOURNEYINGASCRYSTAL@YAHOO.COM

ALSO ALL PHOTOS ARE TO BE NON-FLEXED TO MEASURE. ALSO DO NOT PINCH IN WHEN MEASURING. I ONLY NEED ONE SIDE FOR THE PHOTOS.. BUT MEASURE BOTH FOR POINTS. AND ALWAYS SEND SAME PHOTO OF THAT SIDE THROUGHOUT THE CHALLENGE.
OKAY FOR THE 'BURNS' SECTION OF THE CHALLENGE. TO MAKE THIS FAIR... YOU EITHER SEND IN PIC OF NUMBER ON HRM OR IF USING MFP YOU MUST SHAVE 125 CALORIES OFF FOR TOTAL BURN. 

CAN NOT EARN POINTS AT ALL IF RESULTS ARE TURNED IN LATE.
Tally of results done on Mondays by each team. As long as they are in-boxed by 10 am ET Tuesday Morning all is perfect!

POINT SYSTEM:
INCHES- (MUST SEND BEFORE TAPE MEASURED PHOTOS OF THIGH, ARMS,WAIST)1PT
 *.5-1 INCH= 1 PT
 *1.1-4 INCH= 3 PT
*PLUS= 5 PT
(EVERY 2 WKS MUST SEND UPDATED TAPE  PHOTO OF THIGH, ARMS, WAIST) 1 PT

TEAM CALORIES BURNED- (MINIMUM WEEKLY PER TEAM 3500) 2 PTS
*3700-4750= .5 PT EXTRA
*4751-6050= 1.5 PT  EXTRA
*6051-6600= 3.5 PT EXTRA
*PLUS=4.5 PT EXTRA
(THESE TOTALS ARE SUBMITTED DAILY) .5 PT

WEIGHT LOSS- (PHOTO OF SCALE # (OPTIONAL)EARNS 1 PT BONUS. must be done by both members)
*1.5-2.9 pd loss= .5 PT
*3-4 PD LOSS= 2 PT
*5-8 PD LOSS=3 PT
*PLUS=4 PT
(PHOTOS OF SCALE # RESUBMITTED SUBMITTED EACH WEEK optional) 1 PT

SQUATS- (TOTAL TEAM SQUATS OF 80 A DAY MINIMUM) 2 PTS
PHOTO OF MEASURED THIGH SENT EACH WEEK (REQUIRED TO EARN POINTS HERE)
100 - 150= 3 PTS EXTRA
200 - 250= 4.5 PTS EXTRA
300 - 400= 6 PTS EXTRA
450 PLUS= 8 PTS EXTRA
SUBMITTED DAILY ... REQUIRED. IF NOT SUBMITTED. -1 PT
HAD SOME QUESTIONS ON THE PROPER SQUAT. CLICK HERE FOR TUTORIAL.


So this is a challenge for EVERYONE with SQUATS and BURNS being the focus! Why NOT weight? If you are burning you will lose inches! This is generally the first tale sign of FAT loss! Which, if you are like me you want to look and feel good. Thats what fat loss will do for you! Remember the ONLY area where photos are required is the SQUATS section. Squats DO NOT HAVE TO BE DONE IN ONE SITTING.. wink wink. Though you do want to aim for enough reps/sets to really benefit. Only one person from each team sends  weekly results.


THE WITFM (whats in it for me?)
Well not only should you lose weight/inches, look better, feel better... But for you doing something for YOU and excelling, you and your partner will receive ONE of the following..
~gift from itunes/app store/ or amazon
~ipod shuffle W/ENGRAVING
~2 month supply of protein
~gift card to favorite lunch spot

THE GIFT WILL BE EITHER OR OF THESE PRIZES. WINNERS MAY GET TO CHOOSE..WE WILL SEE.
SO STAY HONEST AND POWERFUL THROUGH THIS CHALLENGE! IF I CARE ABOUT YOUR SUCCESS SURELY YOU CAN! HUGS!
OH!!!! RESULTS ARE SENT TO ME THROUGH THE EMAIL OPTION ON THIS BLOG OR JOURNEYINGASCRYSTAL@YAHOO.COM


And as always... keep it Classy yet Sassy.. Truthful yet Respectful!!!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Working Out With An Injury!!

Hello Good People,

       Honestly, I took off this week from writing simply because my mood was down. Have a shoulder injury.. which was either brought on by the Push-Ups challenge I was doing or Tony Hortons... side tri-push-ups!! I couldn't allow Dreya to out-do me! LOL.. Anyway, I had to stop with P90X as I told you earlier. I never knew how much your shoulder/collar bone is involved when exercising. I am addicted to working out. So I tried many workouts.. all hurt.. except the cross ramp and the 'tight arm' running. LOL Yes, I was out there with that one arm clutched.. and straight out running!!!!! I know I looked crazy.. didn't even give a hoot! At any rate, I know a lot of us quit when we get an injury. I will say take care of yourself.. but when you can.. find something to do that doesn't involve that injury.

Just wanted to update y'all on my world this week. Its been trying but fair as usual.
CONTINUE TO GO HARD!! UNTIL NEXT TIME, Keep is Classy yet Sassy, Truthful yet Respectful! 



Saturday, July 9, 2011

DUDE WHERE MY P90X AT? AND GIRLLLL WATCH THAT TRACK! LOL

HEY YALL,

         SOME OF YOU MAY BE AWARE OF THIS. I HAD TO CHILL ON THE P90X 'TIP' FOR A MOMENT DUE TO A SHOULDER INJURY. WHAT A DDDDRRRRAAAAAAGGGGGGG!
I WAS ALSO DOING THE PUSH-UPS AND SIT-UPS CHALLENGE, WHICH IS ACTUALLY HOW I SHIFTED MY SHOULDER.. DANG PUSH-UPS. HOWEVER, IT COULD HAVE BEEN THE TRI-SIDE PUSH-UPS ON THE P90X TAPE THAT DID IT. LOL.. I COULDNT ALLOW TONY'S OLD AZZ TO OUT DO ME. I DID 27 EACH SIDE... LOL I WON!!! I will pick back up with the 'X' in about another week or so. In the meantime I'm doing what I like to call CARDIO BLASTING!!!!!! yesterday I got down on the cross-ramp! Oddly enough I still felt it slightly in my shoulder... Hold UP!! Don't be rushing me to get to it. I know you are ready for me to tell you about these tracks. You will have to wait Boo! lol. As i was saying... yes, I could still feel it in my shoulder. It was kinda tempting to do the jumprope afterwards.. but my legs said no. I did an HIIT session. It was FABULOUS!!! Alvin, Simmon, Theodore... do do do dod odo. LOL.. Yall 'The Chipmunks' are on!!!!!!!!!! LMAO!!!! I digress....
OKAY OKAY OKAY!!!!!

Moving right along...
    Its been on my mind for a second. Myself and a few of my dawgs ( Hey Lashawn, Hey Teasem!!) to name a few, were talking about these  NOT SO INVISIBLE PARTS these broads are walking around with.... My sistas.. if you look in the mirror and see the track... WE CAN SEE IT TOO! INVISIBLE DO NOT MEAN 'in your mind'. It means the track is (IN MY MOST BOO-GEE VOICE) ' laid in such an eloquent fashion along a straight CLEAN part so as to completely hide the track! giving the impression of a naturally parted hair!"  LOL..
MY GREATEST issue.. and Lord... don't none of yall go off on me.. I'm JUST SAYIN'... why is it that it seems like ALL these chics work in Wal-Mart? I mean what is it? Is this part of the application requirements? I don't Think its fair for you to come to work like that..and while placing my items in the bags.. you expect me to focus on when its time to remove them to my cart .... HOW CAN I?! I'M STARING AT YOUR NOT SO INVISIBLE PART!!!!!!!! I MEAN CAN YOU GET MAD? HA! This chic actually had the nerves to  ( once she saw the confused look on my face) say.. " oh we aint finished'. LMAO! WHAT? Well from the looks of it..y'all never will. It was messed up..all they could try to do to it was a closure. I was afraid of her, so I just said.."yea, I can tell". I had just finished working out.. too tired to fight! lol OOOOOOO. Speaking of which.. I have an Aunt and Several Cousins that work there.... I need to go check on them! But seriously...this is aggravating to someone like me who does hair. Its to easy to pull up a you tube and follow instr....ah.. on second thought.. never mind... just go pay a stylist near you to fix your dome Baby!  So i'm done venting about the PARTS! lol "Hell, I need my nerves!" LOL

Until next time... Keep it Classy yet Sassy, Truthful yet Respectful! Hugs Yall!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

WOMEN OR MEN?? Cheat Most?

Today has been such a weird day. From my virtual friends to my nearby friends, the topic has trended on .... WHO DOES MORE CHEATING? MEN OR WOMEN?

I grew up in an atmosphere where I truly thought cheating was exclusive to 'men folk'. Not that I was in a home where my Dad was 'known' for infidelity. Heck..to be honest, I never would have thought that either! JOKES ON ME! But thats another post ALTOGETHER! As I was saying, I truly thought this was foreign to the female gender. Until I got out on my own, moved to the 'BIG CITY' (ha.. from Warner Robins, Ga), met different types of women, and men. I used to hang out in downtown Atlanta daily. If you aren't from there you may not understand the scene, it was THE HANGOUT.  There were well known couples that we ALWAYS saw together... and I always thought, "wow they are so in love". Basically all the college and college bashers were there. On one occasion while hanging out at one spot called The China Five, one half of one of these well know couples walk in PISSED-the guy.  His eyes were watery and I thought maybe he'd lost a loved one. So me being concerned, I inquired and WHOA!!!!! The floodgates ran! He was sick of being played for a fool...she said she wouldn't do it again... this dude knows who I am.... i'm gonna kill them...and so on. Once I caught up I was shocked and like.. NOOOOOO! Why would she do that? Women don't cheat.  He actually took time from his agony to smile at me and say, " you have a lot to learn. Y'all cheat more than us".  Strange idea to me. Some years later I befriended several women who cheated on the regular-yet they loved their man..they would say. That part I learned to accepted. Hey, men and women cheat. The parts that would throw me would be when this very same woman who was just bragging about her other man, would call me crying and feeling so hurt because she THINKS her man is cheating on her! I mean ,'snot running down the nose crying'. I couldn't have feelings of empathy for her. I mean, isn't that the same thing she's doing? Oh no.... she did it because she KNEW he was probably doing 'something and she wasn't going to look like a fool when she finds out". INTERESTING. I'm beating up on my fellow ladies because I already KNEW that MEN did this! But a woman?  It was mind boggling.

The verdict is still out for me as to who does it most. I just know its wrong!  I have been very fortunate to not have experienced a cheater..... MAYBE BECAUSE THEY KNOW IM PSYCHED-OUT?? You think? LOL But no, seriously.. I have said I think God knows I would probably lose it.
At this point I think women cheat AS much and their "caught rate" is simply MUCH less. Men, y'all gotta work on your skills if you are gonna be out there. LOL.

I'm just teasing. really I think men always get caught because the woman he is cheating with WANTS his woman to know. Typically a guy thinks it's a free ride if he's messing with a man's woman. LOL Just the way it is.. NOT ALWAYS. But most often, even if the guy catches feelings...in most cases his ego won't allow him to act out.

    I will ask y'all to weigh in on this. However, before doing so, I want y'all to think about a few things. Ladies, cheating on your man does not get even the score. As a woman we share so much more than the physical. No one is worth your womanhood. In most cases his cheating is not related to you at all. He's dealing with some insecurities of his own. It is not your place to attack the other woman...she never promised you anything...nor did she exchange vows with you. In a perfect world we would expect her to be a woman and stray clear. But we are not. Place the blame in the right direction. When you can't hack it any longer - LEAVE. But baby Girl, you leave when you are pre-pared to. NOT- when your 'no man home girl' tells you to!
To ALL cheaters, there is an epidemic called A.I.D.S./H.I.V., and it bars NONE. Do you know how many people out there put there faith in a 'rubber lid' and that lid failed them? Do you think now that if they could have a go over... that's where their faith would lie?  Do you want to take the chance of not allowing yourself or loved one to see kids,and family members through their natural life span?  And we are talking about a risk for someone you don't  have any long term intentions with. Is it worth it...REALLY?  I don't know about you but I don't want to be the one saying, "I used a condom and it broke. I didn't even know them. Didn't care to".

If we ALL practice loving ourselves FOR REAL a lot of things would never occur. Love yourself!
Until next time...Keep is Classy yet Sassy... Truthful yet Respectful.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

THE CHALLENGE: BURN CALORIES,LOSE INCHES OR WEIGHT AND SQUATS

HEY Y'ALL!

So this is the challenge. BEGINS JULY 25, 2011   ENDS SEPTEMBER 5, 2011 (6 WEEKS! )
2 member teams; POINT SYSTEM IN PLACE (points are earned for weight or inches loss and total team weekly calories burned. total number of squats).  Points are also lost (not submitting weekly/daily results).
NEED TEAM NAMES AND MEASUREMENTS/PICTURES SENT BY 07/21/2011 TO: JOURNEYINGASCRYSTAL@YAHOO.COM


ALSO ALL PHOTOS ARE TO BE NON-FLEXED TO MEASURE. I ONLY NEED ONE SIDE FOR THE PHOTOS.. BUT MEASURE BOTH FOR POINTS. AND ALWAYS SEND SAME PHOTO OF THAT SIDE THROUGHOUT THE CHALLENGE.
OKAY FOR THE 'BURNS' SECTION OF THE CHALLENGE. TO MAKE THIS FAIR... YOU EITHER SEND IN PIC OF NUMBER ON HRM OR IF USING MFP YOU MUST SHAVE 125 CALORIES OFF FOR TOTAL BURN. 
SORRY FOR DELAY ON THIS. THANK YOU LADIES WHO POINTED THIS OUT! 
CAN NOT EARN POINTS AT ALL IF RESULTS ARE TURNED IN LATE.
Tally of results done on Mondays by each team. As long as they are in-boxed by 10 am ET Tuesday Morning all is perfect!

POINT SYSTEM:
INCHES- (MUST SEND BEFORE TAPE MEASURED PHOTOS OF THIGH, ARMS,WAIST)1PT
 *.5-1 INCH= 1 PT
 *1.1-4 INCH= 3 PT
*PLUS= 5 PT
(EVERY 2 WKS MUST SEND UPDATED TAPE  PHOTO OF THIGH, ARMS, WAIST) 1 PT

TEAM CALORIES BURNED- (MINIMUM WEEKLY PER TEAM 3500) 2 PTS
*3700-4750= .5 PT EXTRA
*4751-6050= 1.5 PT  EXTRA
*6051-6600= 3.5 PT EXTRA
*PLUS=4.5 PT EXTRA
(THESE TOTALS ARE SUBMITTED DAILY) .5 PT

WEIGHT LOSS- (PHOTO OF SCALE # (OPTIONAL)EARNS 1 PT BONUS. must be done by both members)
*1.5-2.9 pd loss= .5 PT
*3-4 PD LOSS= 2 PT
*5-8 PD LOSS=3 PT
*PLUS=4 PT
(PHOTOS OF SCALE # RESUBMITTED SUBMITTED EACH WEEK optional) 1 PT

SQUATS- (TOTAL TEAM SQUATS OF 80 A DAY MINIMUM) 2 PTS
PHOTO OF MEASURED THIGH SENT EACH WEEK (REQUIRED TO EARN POINTS HERE)
100 - 150= 3 PTS EXTRA
200 - 250= 4.5 PTS EXTRA
300 - 400= 6 PTS EXTRA
450 PLUS= 8 PTS EXTRA
SUBMITTED DAILY ... REQUIRED. IF NOT SUBMITTED. -1 PT

So this is a challenge for EVERYONE with SQUATS and BURNS being the focus! Why NOT weight? If you are burning you will lose inches! This is generally the first tale sign of FAT loss! Which, if you are like me you want to look and feel good. Thats what fat loss will do for you! Remember the ONLY area where photos are required is the SQUATS section. Squats DO NOT HAVE TO BE DONE IN ONE SITTING.. wink wink. Though you do want to aim for enough reps/sets to really benefit. Only one person from each team sends  weekly results.


THE WITFM (whats in it for me?)
Well not only should you lose weight/inches, look better, feel better... But for you doing something for YOU and excelling, you and your partner will receive one of the following..
~gift from itunes/app store/ or amazon
~ipod shuffle W/ENGRAVING
~2 month supply of protein
~gift card to favorite lunch spot

THE GIFT WILL BE EITHER OR OF THESE PRIZES. WINNERS MAY GET TO CHOOSE..WE WILL SEE.
SO STAY HONEST AND POWERFUL THROUGH THIS CHALLENGE! IF I CARE ABOUT YOUR SUCCESS SURELY YOU CAN! HUGS!
OH!!!! RESULTS ARE SENT TO ME THROUGH THE EMAIL OPTION ON THIS BLOG OR JOURNEYINGASCRYSTAL@YAHOO.COM


And as always... keep it Classy yet Sassy.. Truthful yet Respectful!!!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The REAL AFTERMATH

Good Day Everyone!
Whew! Its the day after a LONG holiday weekend... Many of us are glad THAT'S over! A lot of 'pigging out' or 'living a little' as we call it. Is it really that? Or was it a BIG EXCUSE to do what you BEEN wanting to do? Only you can answer that question. I say figure it out soon, because there are many more opportunities for "piggin' out"or "enjoying myself" to come this year...oh yeah.. if you plan on living.... NEXT year too! What will we do? Now, if you 'dabbed' a little within serving portions, YOU DID EXACTLY WHAT YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO DO!!!!!! This is a lifestyle change you are attempting to accomplish.... you aren't trying to stop living! So what's the difference? Well, one is portion control, AND quantity. Isn't THAT the same... NOPE! ICE CREAM MOMENT: it's noon time.. you want some ice cream... serving size is 1/2 cup, today is Monday. You have the 1/2 cup serving. So thats IN CHECK!!!! Good for you!!!!!! Same day.. you have ANOTHER 1/2 cup... NO GOOD!!! You are over quantity now AND its the same day! All I am saying is as you are  attempting to 'live a little", don't forget your GOALS, DREAMS AND DESIRES.. because, come that Monday or Tuesday after you decide to, "get back in the swing", you don't want to have to hit home runs ALL day  JUST to get to first base..ya feel me? So I say on the NEXT BIG EXCUSE ..we all attempt to practice LIVING A LITTLE, PORTION CONTROL, & QUANTITY. Because its a B to have to face that evil scale and SERIOUSLY EXPECT it to go in the direction on your DREAMS,GOALS, & DESIRES! Its borderline crazy! lol.. But.. hey..that we are at times.  I say this because THAT is how I lost 68 pounds in 2010 and still was over the weight I started the year at. We are expert LOSERS but amateurs  in maintenance. So lets embrace that fact. That is an area where there is room for improvement. Isn't it wonderful? I was always told when you cant learn anymore you may as well be dead. LOL  An old uncle of mine! LOL.. whew! COUNTRY!  But oh so right....right?  So lets make a pact to do these things:LIVE A LITTLE, PORTION CONTROL, & QUANTITY! I'm down, I hope you are.

Moving right along....LOL
Yall my breakfast was swangin' this morning!!!!!!  Only 375 calories/11 g of carbs/6 grams of fiber (so if you subtract the fiber from the carbs.. thats a total net carbs of 5! Holl' at me!)/ and 31 grams of protein!!! And after doing P90X I needed some protein!!! This was the line up to my BREAKFAST WRAP!

First yall MUST CHECK OUT THIS TORTILLA WRAP: ONLY 81 CALORIES/11 GRAMS OF CARBS/6 GRAMS OF FIBER
MY SHREDDED CHEESE. I PREFER BLOCK CHEESE AND TO SHRED MYSELF 1/4 CUP . YOU GOTTA MEASURE YALL!
NOT A BIG PORK PERSON.. BUT THIS IS WHAT I USED TODAY. 3 SLICES
2 WHOLE EGGS
TORTILLA ON A PLAT.TOP WITH MEAT SCRAMBLED EGGS, CHEESE BLACK PEPPER
ROLLED IT UP AND PLACED IN SKILLET TO BROWN SLIGHTLY ON EACH SIDE.. ALL I CAN SAY IS "SIMPLE AND YUMMY"! GO GET THOSE WRAPS YALL! THEY TASTE NICE. YOU CAN EVEN DO PIZZAS ON THEM AND MANY OTHER THINGS!!!
Thanks for stopping through Gang! And as always thanks for your comments, shout outs, and feed back!
Always Keeping it Classy Yet Sassy, Truthful Yet Respectful!!! Hugs!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

After Math




Hey Yall,
     I finished week 2 day 1 of P90X Lean Version!!! Core Synergistics!!!  I was SOOOOOOO on my "who run the world? Girls!". I refuse to allow that Pam Blam & Dreya to do me! I don't think so! I was getting my grove on. Sweat dripping down my face. I mean my knees were sweating y'all! But I BET those BROADS didn't get the best of me! Nope! Well... not quite. LOL. I was hanging in there! I will say THAT!! Before we move on.... WHY is it spelled Core 'Synergistics".. my screen is lit up with 'word check'! LOL.. really hate when folks make up a word... without explaining it!!! It should be Core "Synergistic". No where in the dictionary is it 'pluralized".. Hold on.. let me check on THAT word... CHECKED! I'm good. Now like I was saying.. no where in the dictionary does it exist. The following is my case and point!
ADJ. 1. SYNERGISTIC - used especially of drugs or muscles that work together so the total effect is greater than the sum of the two (or more)
Moving right along...LOL 
Found a new spot, Jimmy's John, today. Well.. My Boo found the spot-LOL. Anyway, they have bun-less sub sandwiches!! I was so excited. Let me say I loved it. I normally have to make my food before we head out.So I was grateful to be able to just go--and eat. Highly recommend it. 
Moving right along..LOL
So after Jimmy John today...why?? my dude says i wanted to go to Diary Queens.. OH you cant have any..never mind... I say Babes no you go on..Im good..BUT we are parked at our condo building about to get out..SOOOOOO i didn't think he was gonna go. LMAO!! He backs up and Im like WHAT?!!! lol.. so minutes later.. he's in the drive thru.. I'm jonsing for strawberry sundae with nuts.... and extra strawberries... yyyeeeessssss.. AH NOPE! I suddenly remembered how TERRIBLE I felt the other day when I had that Pizza... NOT!  So thank goodness for me getting ill. I am afraid now... and I watched him eat that Oreo Blizzard (my second favorite)and I didn't even want any.. I just shook my head. lol
Moving right along....LOL
I have a bone to pick with women who allow strange men to 'take them on dates at their homes"..hmmmmmhhmmmmm. But.. that will have to wait until tomorrow ya'll. See ya then! 
And remember..Keep it Classy yet Sassy, Truthful yet Respectful! HUGS!

Yadda Yadda Ya! LOL

Good Morning Good People!

   Yesterday was kinda rough for me. The night before I ate some PIZZA! Had me feeling messed up all day. Thank goodness yesterday was a rest day from working out... but I still would have got it in, mind you. This is a 'Holiday Weekend". For a lot of you with lifestyle changes... the first thought is ... FEAR (of going off plan),or BUMP-IT (Im going all out I work hard so a weekend wont hurt), or I'm In Control (I'm not afraid... I WILL enjoy my weekend AND stay true to me because this is my lifestyle).  Guess what? ALL of these feelings are normal - I think anyways. Depending on where you are in your process. However, for ALL of us..lets not play ourselves with false comments like, "its okay to splurge for four days". At least be honest with yourself that you WILL have consequences for your choices..and be ready to accept them. Its that simple!
Moving right along........LOL
 So I wanted a new meat for breakfast. I generally stay away from processed foods. BUT I wanted some sausage. I normally get Butterball Turkey Sausage in the past. BUT ALL these "Hillshire Farms Go MEAT!", commercials GOT ME YALL! LOL.. So I tried THEIR turkey sausage... Oh HECK NAW!!!! I don't think so.. I cant even describe how terrible it was!!! WTH?  So a little word to the wise...stir clear of those! I'm just sayin'! I will say one of the BEST things I have ran across as an alternative to potatoes is cauliflower and radishes. I use the radishes as a 'fried potato and onions' (for breakfast). I'm a southern girl so I needed something. I use cauliflower as mashed potatoes. YUMMY!  I will post both of those recipes in the upcoming days with photos. The next thing on my list to try for y'all..courtesy of one of my Dawgs (thanks girl) is Motives Make-up line. Im a huge Mac Girl! But in the summer..it can be the worse. I will let y'all know how that pans out really soon!
Moving right along.....LOL
 Today is day 1 week 2 of P90X Lean..so excited!  I know y'all will think I'm crazy..BUT I already see more definition in my arms! I will do pics at the end of this week.Can't wait 4 weeks. Can y'all? lol I have modified my method of eating as follows: 7servings of Protein,2 Fruit, 1 carb,1 fat,3 veggies,1 condiment, 2 dairy. Started that as of today. I will keep ya posted on that. Well, I gotta run yall. Thanks for stopping by... and remember... Keep is Classy yet Sassy, Truthful yet Respectful! Thanks for your comments! HUGS!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

How it Began

HUGS GUS AND MORE HUGS!!!!  Anyway, enough of all that! lol  Since you are entering my journey long after its inception, allow me to catch you up and I will fill in gaps as we become closer. DEAL? okay, yea .. what choice do you have? DEAL!! So I began 'realizing' I had a little extra weight the end of 2009. I never had a scale in my house. Prior to this point I had always worked out so..what was the point?! But, dang my clothes were all tight.. and ooooo... I have a BOO-TAY now!! YES!!! these were my thoughts... Until right before Valentines Day 2010. I purchased these BAD ASS shoes (will post them later) for the low-low. lil' skirt.. I had planned on being all jazzed up! COULDN'T EVEN WALK FROM THE CAR TO THE RESTAURANT THAT NIGHT! Embarrassed. My sweetie was so nice, he allowed me to lean on him and he blamed the shoes. AWWWEEEEEEE.. But ..I knew it was the 228 pounds the scale in the hotel bathroom displayed (THE NERVE OF THEM TO PLACE ONE THERE! AHHH). So.. upon arriving back home.. went to GNC..you know? hey.. I've been an athlete all my life. I KNOW how to get in shape, right? I even jumped on their scale .. lol. It read 222 (222....228 whats the difference?). I get home and fussed my sweetie out for not telling me I had gained so much weight! I made him come up with a plan for me. Hey, I'm on my way! YES!!!! Doing my happy dance. I'm krunk! I'm gonna lose 30 pounds a month!  BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH!! LONG STORY MADE very short... In 2010 I lost approximately 68 pounds.. yet when I weighed in 12-31-2010.. I weighed 218. You already know.. THE INFAMOUS YO-YO. My mind wanted it..yet my MIND couldn't get with the program. My man had even did the P90X with me! Even changed his eating habits! I was sneaking to Brusters for ice cream, y'all. OOOOOOOO.. the New York Cheesecake Ice Cream!! About 2 a day 4 scoops per serving !!! He was like.. how are you gaining? Funny, NOW, but.. very sad then. I was out of control! Had a friend to go off on me one day with ,"Its not my fault you have a weight issue". THAT WAS IT! I refused to allow another mutha to see me again after they had heard me say, "I'm on a diet", yet when they see me months later they are like, "Really?". Most importantly, I just got tired of lying to myself. Y'all know what I had to do right? I had to clean out all the 'EXTERIOR FAT" in my WORLD. Yea, got rid of that 'friend', dismissed relatives that meant me no good, and went full time with my own business leaving a very lucrative career. All this was done between 01/01/2011 and 01/20/2011. At last, I was clear and free. I can't explain it I FELT lighter! I was down to 219 pounds by February 2011.  NOTICE I am up a pound from December.. BUT I was losing all kinds of inches..so I was happy! Then one of my Lovely Sisters sent me an email that REALLY changed my world. The email said.. "hey, lets be friends on my fitness pals!" My Fitness Pals? Okay... I go there.. error message says "you already have an account". WHAT? Is this a scam? So I look at it.. and i go.. ( y'all remember my Yo-Yoing in 2010 right?) Oh yeah! But now I could add friends.. I LOVE FRIENDS! Needless to say, as of today, I and my sister's best friend are still HER only friends.. I have over a hundred that I have formed strong bonds with.. I LOVE MY "MFP". Can't say that enough! Nothing against my sister.. I truly thank God for her sending me that message. I'm a social butterfly. That's not her 'thing thing'.. no biggie! Sis.. I GOT this! LMAO!!  Love you, B!
At any rate.. as of today I am 166 pounds. I could not have done this without my team. So, now you are up to date on my journey- for the most part. I began P90X Lean 06/26/2011.Whew! All I can say is... PAIN and SUCH A SWEET PLEASURE!  This is my second go 'round. Honey, you have no idea what I went through the first time. AND THIS CRAP STILL HURTS!Today is my rest day from P90X. Tomorrow is day1 week 2. I will keep ya posted. Thanks for reading and a HUGE thanks for any comments, shout outs you may add. Remember .. "Keep it Classy Yet Sassy.. Truthful Yet Respectful" until next time HUGS!!!!

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