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ME! April 24th, 2007 @ 213lbs

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August 1st 2008 Enjoying some Badminton at the beach (and loosing some pounds in the process)

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Me! Circa December 2007 @ 220lbs

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I'm changing my life and this time it is for good!

Project Me
My BLC6 Team came up with this concept and I believe it's time for me to develop my 'Project Me' plan.

What does 'Project Me' mean?
Project Me means taking away all the noise and confusion that fills my life and centering my actions on myself. Not becoming selfish. But putting time and effort into making my body, mind, soul and spirit better. Project Me means that I am in control. I dictate what happens to me.

Project Me is not an easy step. It takes courage to rebuild everything you know to be yourself.

What does 'Project Me' entail?
It emcompasses every area of my life.

Body - being healthy, reaching my goal weight, becoming a runner

Mind - Although already academically inclined - I've started a book and its time for me to continue with that journey..
Within Project Me I challenge my thinking and change my thoughts to instinctively healthy ones.

Spirit - This may very well be the pillar that drives everything else. When I look back at the times I was at my healthiest weight, they corresponded to the times I was most spiritually grounded and connected to God. I've been a little to and fro these days and definitely not where I ought to be. But this morning 10.06.08, I got up at 3:00am and prayed. I need to be back where my God encompasses the entire of my life and not just a part of it. Everything is not going as I would like it to right now - but I'm holding on. What is the other option?

*Lose 5lbs per month
*TARGET: 30lbs lost by December 31st, 2008
*STRETCH: 45lbs lost by December 31st, 2008
*Get under 200lbs

*Eat ONLY fruits once a week
*Eat Salads for lunch and dinner 3 times a week

Fitness :-
*Pilates once a week
*Tae Bo once a week
*40 minutes of treadmill 3 times a week

Mind :-
*Finish Fidel Castro Spoken Biography (July)
*Read Ghandi Autobiography (August)
*Read Che Autobiography (September)
*Read Marcus Garvey Autobiography (October)
*Read 1 Derek Walcott Book (November)
*Read 1 Naipaul Book (December)

*3:00am prayer is a must

Dream Deferred - Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?

"Beautiful world do I belong to you?
Am I born of you? From you?
Beautiful world take me up into your arms again
Caress and hold me
Give me the mirror to see myself in you.

Its too crowded I cannot see. I see you, I see things but there is too much in my way - I cannot see.

Beautiful world send me a message through something or someone let me see my beauty in you. " Amina

Size -----------Waist------------Hips

8 ---------------28--------------38.5
12---------------31-------------- 41
20---------------38 --------------48

Member Since: 3/19/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,768

My Goals:
Ultimate goal - to become fit for life. That is me at 160lbs +/- 10lbs, and running a mile without even breaking a sweat. lol. i don't know what it is like to be "skinny" per say...but I just want to be able to buy 'regular' sized clothes for a change and go into a store and say - "yeah I wear medium" or "a size 12 please" lol

Seriously - I'm 25 and I don't want to die young

My Program:
- No fast food

- No Carbonated beverages.

- Trying to make water my only beverage during the week

- 40 Minutes of Cardio EVERY DAY

-Pilates 2x a week

-Tae Bo 2x a week

-Resistance Band Workout 1x a Week

Workout Schedule:
Monday: Treadmill, Pilates
Tuesday: Tae Bo, Resistance Band
Wednesday: Treadmill, Pilates
Thursday: Tae Bo, Resistance Band
Friday: Pilates
Saturday: Marathon Workour Day
Sunday: If I ain't dead - get rested for another week

Weight vs BMI
204lbs - 35
174lbs - 30
169lbs - 29
163lbs - 28

Personal Information:
I'm 25, from the Caribbean isle of Trinidad and Tobago. And all that great Caribbean food took me to where I am today! lol But no worries, I'm gonna make it. I believe.

Other Information:
My reward system:

200 - French Manicure by Gen

190 - Pedicure by Chemere Spa

180 - Iman Bronzer

170 - UNTIL Bracelet

160 - "Marilyn" Convertible Dress by Monif C.

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  • v MIEKA91
    “The only lifelong, reliable motivations are those that come from within, and one of the strongest of those is the joy and pride that grow from knowing that you've just done something as well as you can do it.”

    Be Encouraged,

    4461 days ago
    Congrats on the 22 pounds loss! I'm jealous. ; )
    4470 days ago
    Good morning! Hope your Christmas was a very Blessed one! I know mine was! It was a little trying, but then most family holidays are sometimes! LOL! I am doing well, working a ton and trying to stay focused on my eating. How are you doing my friend? Did you make you challenge of no sugar, no flour till Dec. 25? That would have been very difficult for me///I don't think I could have done that!
    Bye for now my friend! :)
    4488 days ago
    Hey miss lady how are you??
    4552 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my page! I am glad you are doing well my friend! So happy for your new job! What a great opportunity! I am kind of at a stand still right now on my weight loss, but have not gained I guess that is a good thing! I have started writing blogs..hoping that it will help me to get past this wall in front of me! Keep up the good work! Hugs to you dear one! emoticon Lisa
    4562 days ago
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