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Our Adventure for the next six months!!! CHEER US ON!!!

June is Here!!!!  I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by!!!  I have BIG PLANS for the rest of the year!!!  The unthinkable happened t me on May 31st!!  I GOT SICK!!!!!  I kept working (I won’t do THAT again) but my workouts TOOK A HIT!!!  I have not been able to workout this week.  As a result, I gained 2 pounds!  If I don’t MOVE, I don’t LOSE!!!  I’m not too concerned because I’ve already lost the 2 pounds (I jump on the scale from time to time).  I have 3 Days to KICK IT DOUBLE TIME before Wednesday weigh in!!  Something really exciting happened to me!  I decided to partner up with @kthenb and apply to become the next DYNAMIC DUO      “Two Scoops” Hosted by @Skinny_Scoopers.  Guess what?!?  WE WERE CHOSEN!!!  We will document our weight loss by blogging our weigh-ins every Wednesday and tracking our progress via BodyBuggs!!  Our BodyBuggs should be here by Tuesday and we have a conference call set up for Tuesday with Kim from BodyBugg.  We will also be doing a podcast with them.  Details still to come!!  @kthenb and I are in the process of getting BRAND NEW BLOG HOMES thanks to @nomorebacon This will happen before Wednesday!!  I will let you know the new addresses!  I’m thinking a good 50 pounds should come off during this challenge!!  I’m going to give it 110%!!! We’ll see!! 😉

 I spent most of the weekend in bed (Doctors orders) But many of my Tweethearts were out there MAKING IT HAPPEN!!!  My dear friend @dailykat ran her first 5K as did @jeepjenn.  @bekkib73 ran her 2nd 10K.  My Half Marathoners were @thefitlounge , The ladies of @ShrinkingJeans @reallifeadv @christieo, @LissaJoy @MommyMo, @girlsworld, @mama_sass, @karenaVNV.  My Friends @JenInRL, @MizFitOnline, and @IAmSucceeding met up with friends to participate in Weight Watchers Walk it!  @Nadeen walked for Chrohn’s Disease!! And My HotAss Friend @MrsFatAss made it to #Gruve E Green as she “Gets Her Groove Back”  My Dear friend (and coach) Lori launched her new site @DareToBecome There is also a WONDERFUL GIVEAWAY TO ENTER

 

I’M SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!!!!!

If you know of any one that I may have missed OR if you have something coming up in the future, please let me know in the comments section.  I’m on a mission to CRUSH the DISNEY HALF in Jan 2011 and “YOUR” Victories Fuel MY SUCCESS!!! #Teamwork  It’s all about building a Loving Supportive Community!!!  Let’s Band Together and  GO FOR IT!!!  If you really WANT IT….It’s 

 

ALL FOR YOU!!!!!

 

 

 

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Rainbow I saw while driving to work this morning

I woke up this morning feeling a little less than Fabulous.  I blamed it on the early alarm clock (set for 4:45AM so that I could get a little cardio in before starting the Nursing Home at 6:30)  I did my cardio and felt STRONG, but a little “Off”.  This feeling would stay with me for the entire day!!  I had some Awesome highlights!!  For example, one patient told my 2 nurses and me that we were a Beautiful group of ladies!! (So Sweet)  I also got to share in one of my friends process of “evolving” which is pretty darn cool to witness.  It just makes me look forward to my own Evolution that much more!!  It wasnt until around 10:15PM that I “Faced” my New “Life Lesson”  The reason I was feeling less than the best…. The Reason is that I am an “OMITTER” 

OMIT~  To leave something or somebody out:  to fail to include or mention something or somebody deliberately or accidentally

I will leave out little tidbits to “Avoid” conflict!!  (I also had a friend call me an “Avoider” today, but I will discuss that in a future post).  It was a Dear Friend that pointed this out to me tonight (That I am an omitter).  She handled me with TOTAL CARE.  Before enlightening me on what she later told me I already knew (she was correct) She asked me if I was “open”.  Open to hear, open to listen, open to share, open to GROW….. My response was YES!!!!!  We “spoke” for a while and I “Heard” every word.  Armed with the tools that the “Lesson” taught me, I was able to apply the knowledge and the lines of communication were repaired….. I’m still unsure of what the future holds, but I’m extremely hopeful….Thank You, Angel!!!! *Hugs*

Have “YOU” learned any “Life Lessons” recently?  If so, please share….Let’s learn TOGETHER!!!! 😉

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 So Super Excited to see The Biggest Loser Finale with all my Tweethearts!!!  I am going to do a recap post of all the festivities tonight after the show!!!  This  is a “How My Week Went” Post.

 completed 4 resistance workouts at the gym (generated by dailyburn.com) I am feeling CRAZY STRONG!!!!!  I LOVE to lift weights!!!  I even have @kthenb doing the workouts with me!!!! (She is Killing it too) 😉 I also did some bike riding, to include 15 mile ride on Saturday!!!!  My diet was a little Low on calories.  I skipped a few Breakies (NOT GOOD)!  I’m still drinking my water!!!  My week was a Success with One itty bitty exception…..MY SLEEPING STILL SUCKS!!!  I am trying to be in bed by 11!!!  I did this 3 out of the 7 days!!  PLEASE keep an eye out for me like @nomorebacon did on google “A friendly reminder… it is after 11” <~ I didn’t think anyone could see me!!! LOL!!! #BUSTED (BTW….I LOVE you for that)  End Result of last week… I LOST 2 POUNDS!!!  I VOW to make THIS WEEK BETTER!!!!!

GOALS FOR THIS WEEK:

1.  BE SELFISH!!! (Its getting easier)

2.  No Bread, Rice, or Pasta (More protein and veggies)

3.  IN BED BY 11 PM (week day ONLY..Im going to Orlando for Memorial Day Weekend)

4. 2 miles every morning and 45 minutes of the elliptical at night

5.  200 crunches a day (This is a piece of cake)

6.  Resistance Train AT LEAST 4 Days (alternating upper and lower body)

7.  Take a stroll at noon (Just to smell the roses…#Exhale)

8.  Leave a comment on EVERY BLOG that visits my blog (and leaves a comment…or  I won’t know who you are)

Okie Dokie!!! Let’s see how this week goes….so far so good!!!

ITS TIME FOR THE BIGGEST LOSER!!!!!

What will YOU DO this week to MAKE YO FEEL PROUD?!? #PleaseShare 😉

 

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Monica, Alexis, Xavier, Bailey (The Dog), and Nadeen (@whiskyd) holding Bailey

 What a Grrrrrreat Sunday!!!!!  I started off the day in Orlando!!  We spent the night there so I could wake up early and find the Silver Spurs Arena where they were holding the CPE Nationals!!  This is where I met the Beautiful Love muffin by the name of Bailey and her Lovely mom Nadeen ( @whiskyd )  Nadeen is one of the first Tweethearts I added to my Twitterverse!!!  She is my little Twitter “Inner Voice”!!  I NEVER know where she’s going to pop up!!!  Her tweets ALWAYS make me smile, laugh, and/or think!!!  I am extremely happy we were able to FINALLY meet!!!  She shared her life with me on May 22, 2010…. and for THAT, I am Grateful!!!!  I LOVE YOU NADEEN!!!! 

After meeting Nadeen and loving up on Bailey, we headed to Aquatica!!!  It is Sea World’s Water Park!!!!!  We have 2 year passes to both Aquatica and Sea World!!!  Such great FUN IN THE SUN!!!!!  My Highlight at Aquatica was that the life jackets snapped WITH EASE!! No more “thinking light and sucking it in!!! LOL!!! (Celebrating the small victories like one of my tweethearts always reminds me to do) Can I get a WOOT WOOT!!!!! 😉

Dolphin Habitat Waterslide

Dolphin Slide Under Water View

Loggerhead Rapid

 

  

Big Surf Shores

  

 We Had A WONDERFUL SUNDAY!!!!!  Looking forward to going back to Orlando (60-90 min drive depending on the traffic) for the upcoming  3 Day weekend!!!  

What a Grrrrrrrreat Way to go into the work week!!!!!  

My update post from last weeks goals: coming soon!!! 😉 Until then…. 

LIVE, LOVE, & LAUGH……OFTEN!!!! 

 

 

 

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Season Finale of Grey's Anatomy

Just finished watching the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy!!!!!  Let me just say….WOW!!!!!!!  If you were on Twitter, you MIGHT have seen some naughty words fly OUT OF MY MOUTH and ONTO THE TWITTER SCREEN!!!!  If you witnessed this, please forgive me!!  This episode was SO INTENSE!!!  It had me on the edge of my seat THE ENTIRE NIGHT!!!!  I won’t give any spoilers…. Instead, I will share with you that many of my patients refer to me as “Dr. Bailey” It COULD be because we are both African-American female Doctors with “Pleasantly Plump” Booties BUT I prefer to think that it’s because we are both BRILLIANT and KICK ARSE at what WE DO!!! *Huge Cheesy Smile*  Any who, there was a scene that TOUCHED me DEEPLY…. The scene where Dr. Bailey took “him” in her arms and said “You Are Not Alone” … AMAZING PERFORMANCE!!!!  In the midst of my TEARS (yes…there were many tears) I thought about the fact that, just 8 hours earlier…. I received a video from a friend…. a song I Love… that took on a new meaning….

Do You Believe In Coincidence?!?

“YOU ARE NOT ALONE”

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This Birthday has been the Best Birthday Week Since my Sweet 16 Birthday Bash!!!!!! So many of you contributed to my EXTREMELY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! This cruise that I’m on was a Birthday gift from @QTHouseOfBeauty Thank You for sharing your Space AND your family with me!!!! Its Truly Been MAGICAL!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!! Mwahzzzzzzzz……
I can’t end this post without thanking my other Angels that made me feel UBER SPECIAL!!!! The Gifts Of Health and Love deeply touched my Heart!!!!
My Most Sincere Gratitude:
@TeeTee_71
@PhatBff
@FabFattieShan
@dailykat
@jeninRL
@slorunnermom
@whiskyd
@kthenb
@MizFitOnline
@KellyK_C : Who started a birthday count down 2 hours before midnight and Was the FIRST to wish me a Happy Birthday!!! 😉
As well as All The Love Muffins That showed me Amazing Love on Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace!!!!!! I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank You From the Bottom Of My Heart!!!!!!!

Ok…last day on my #DisneyCruise *sigh*…. I sing this song EVERY MORNING as I watch the sunrise on my balcony!!!!

Ahhhhhhhhh…… LIFE IS BUT A DREAM!!!!!! XoXo

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SO:  Honey, My niece, nephew, and his  friend are here from Tennessee for Spring Break.  Me:  Oh, great!  When are you going to see them?  SO:  I told them that they could spend the weekend with us!!  Me:  Like, spending the night?!?  (I have never met these 17 year old Rockers)  SO:  Yes…  They will be here at 6!  (It was around noon)  Soooooooo…..after a mild panic attack (The guest rooms were NOT ready for guests)  I went into Tasmanian Devil cleaning mode and whipped the house into shape!!! (Once they left, I was told that when Johnny walked into the house, he said “WOW… when did you become rich” to my SO)  This made me smile…”From the mouth of babes”  Long Story short….These teens (That I was hesitant to meet) WON MY HEART!!!!!!!  After spending the time with these amazing guys, I realized that they were in a rock band and would be touring next summer!!! (So Cute)   Oh… I forgot to introduce them….Friends, please say hello to Johnny and Rick……

Johnny (Shades) and his friend Rick

So, Friday night, my 2 little ones (Pretty and Precious), My SO’s 2 little ones and the rockers hung out playing the guitar, Keyboard, singing, and playing PS3 wifi with strangers online until 5AM!!!!!  Did I forget that I was going to be 38 years old in a week?!?  LOL!!!  Seriously…IT WAS THE MOST FUN THAT I’VE HAD IN A LOOOOOOOONG TIME!!!  This was one of the songs they played over…and OVER!!!!

The next day, we decided to take the crew to the beach!!  They were leaving the next day and they hadn’t even been to the beach!!!!!  After making the suggestion, I remembered that this was going to require me to hang out with teens in a bathing suit!!!  Honestly, by the time we reached the beach, I had forgotten that I even had on a bathing suit!! LOL!!!  I felt JUST THAT AT EASE!!!  We had to take 2 cars!!  The 2 rockers wanted to ride with me in the BMW with the top down so that they could flirt with the ladies!!!  They let me in on their secret “cute girl spotter” code and everything!!! I was “In Like Flint” LOL!!  So here is a mini pictorial of our time at SIESTA KEY BEACH……

Siesta Key Beach

Xavier having a blast

They decided to bury themselves for a MySpace photo

The others wanted to help

Rick wanted BIGGER BOOBS!!! LOL!!

Alexis is their bodygaurd

Johnny

Oh Rick!! (Boys will be boys)

2 Peas in a Pod

Rick took this picture for me (He teaches Photography)

After this shot, we were ready to pack up and go.  We were going to Hollywood Studios the next day!  The boys informed me that they had never seen a sunset on the beach!!!  So we decided to stay so that they could experience God’s Amazing Grace….

Sunset at Siesta Key

As Rick was running to get his camera, I was able to catch him in his “Bay Watch” moment!!  LOL!!

After the sunset, we packed up and headed home!!  They asked if we could stop at Steak and Shake so that they could take pictures for their friends back home.  (There are NO Steak and Shakes in Johnson City, TN)  As we dropped them off on the way to Orlando (We got to the hotel at 1:30 AM because we let them watch the sunset) They told us “This was the ABSOLUTE BEST 2 Days of  our ENTIRE VACATION!!!!  (That was music to BOTH of our ears)  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!!!!  Not too shabby for an ALMOST 38 y/o….. 😉

 

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