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FACTS AND GOALS and SKINNY PUMPKIN VIBES...

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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FACTS...

1. I've lost and gained the same 4 pounds for a month and a half.
2. I am not proud of that.
3. I NEED this challenge and the SSV TEAM to help encourage me.
4. I am on a sabbatical/maternity leave and am taking three graduate courses this semester. I return to teaching in January. I am also teaching dance on Monday nights, Zumba on T, TH, and Sat. I am planning a wedding. I want to look fantastic in my dress. I have no down time.
5. I have three girls. My fiance is cranky. There is too much estrogen up in here.
6. My oldest girls are back in school. My eight-month-old is trying to eat my slipper. I am trying to focus.... but she smells like poo.... be right back...
7. I am a new Zumba Instructor. I am teaching at my fiance's gym. He is a personal trainer and he is marrying me. ME. -- the woman with a lousy self-body image who is still 'obese.'
8. This makes me feel inadequate. I am coping.
9. I am venting. I am frustrated. I need to stop the nonsense.
10. I feel better now! --- Let's get those PUMPKINS less round by Halloween!

GOALS:

1. Drink enough water... at least my 8 glasses. I want to float away and make mad dashes to the bathroom. I am not drinking enough. Why? I'd rather drink diet tea and coconut rum. (not together!)
2. Lose 10 pounds by Halloween. If I could lose more, it would be the cherry on top of the sundae... or the stem on top of the pumpkin.... NO SUNDAES!
3. Create and complete daily challenges for this team.... all that will directly help us lose weight.
4. Zumba 5X a week --- I am going to be teaching back to back classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights. I may just drop from exhaustion.... good thing I will be drinking extra water.
5. NO EXCUSES. FOCUS. CHALLENGE IS EVER PRESENT. WHOLE-HEARTED DEVOTION. -- READ THIS WHEN TEMPTATION OR LAZINESS STRIKES!
6. BLOG every MONDAY. PERIOD. IT'S MONDAY. THIS WILL BE MY FIRST BLOG POST of the SKINNY Pumpkins CHALLENGE.

WE CAN DO THIS!!!! LET'S SMASH THOSE NUMBERS!!!!!
Mel

P.S. If you want to join me and haven't done so, let me know in a comment here or in a SPARKmail and I will send you the invite!

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  • no profile photo YW84FRIDAY
    WOW! I got tired just reading this! I remember those days of kids and running and more running. Can't honestly say I miss them.

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

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    3699 days ago
  • PURPOSEPOWER95
    Gurl you got your hands and feet busy. WOW! My kids are older now thank God! but I think you are doing awesome. Even thought my kids are older the mom duties are still their...they just changed up a bet. I am praying for your strength. You sound like me I spoke of pampering myself in my blog. You need some me time. Be encouraged soon one day your kids will grown...leave and then you'll wonder when they will come and see you in the mean time keep going! emoticon
    3706 days ago
  • BEAR_GURL
    I believe in you and know despite the chaotic pace of your life, there's no where you'd rather be= ) You know that you can do this...look at what you've accomplished thus far!


    HUGS,

    Melissa
    3707 days ago
  • KELPIE57
    I agree with Lotus, programme some FUN in...life is too short to be serious all the time...and count me in for shrinking those pumpkins!
    3710 days ago
  • MISSM0929
    Mel
    I can only say that if I had been as determined as you have been, had stepped outside my comfort zone as much as you have (by teaching Zumba) and lost as much weight as you have, not only would I be at my goal weight, but you'd probably hear me shouting right there where you are ..... and I live in Bama! Don't be so hard on yourself. After all, you could take the time you use motivating and encouraging us and spend it on yourself and you'd probably be better off........ but we would not be. You're GREAT but you're also entitled to the feelings you expressed!!!!
    Wish I could make you feel better, but I honestly have no doubt that you will reach your goals.
    Take care and know that your team thinks you're phenomenal!!!! emoticon
    3710 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7074698
    Reading your blog post, really made my evening! Don't be too harsh on yourself though, you seem quite determined to me and you can definitely make it. I'd love to know more and join your challenge, we all need some extra motivation emoticon

    3710 days ago
  • FIT_NOT_FAT
    These are great goals! Don't be too hard on yourself - it's a process & you WILL get there. Now drink some water LOL!!
    3710 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6097965
    Ahem... I see nothing here about YOU getting some REST and RELAXATION... don't forget to chill out every now and then - pamper yourself sometimes.
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    As for reaching goals - we will do it!
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    3710 days ago
  • RMCNEAL122
    I also hit I rut this month so I feel your pain. I am so looking forward to this challenge and can not wait to get started. It is awesome that you are now a ZUMBA instructor! emoticon I am in awe of my instructor as my hips do not quite move like that (but I am noticed some improvement). I wish you the best of luck on your personal goals and I am sure that you can make it happen.
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    3710 days ago
  • SCORPIO1026
    You can totally do this!! You encourage all of us that are part of the ((((SSV)))) team and you're going to do it with this challenge! You should read some of the comments you leave us and apply them to you! You have quite a busy schedule so make sure you leave room for a little "me" time. You deserve it! I just know that those 10 pounds you're looking to lose will be gone by Halloween!! Thanks for all you do for us!!
    3710 days ago
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