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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Week in review...1/30/11

First things first this morning I have to say "welcome" to my new followers! Thanks for all of the love and support!

This last week I've been busting my ass trying to rid myself of the four pounds I picked up while chillin with my honey a couple weeks ago in NOLA! He's such a bad influence but it's all good, I racked up 65 activity points for the week! This was a must because my eating was OFF! I ate more than I should have but once again, the amount and intensity of my workouts balanced it out.

I don't want a balance this upcoming week, I want a clear deficit! I bought a super cute dress to wear at my mom's wedding reception on the 12th, as of right now there is zero room for error!

Tomorrow I weigh in for my WW online account. I'm feeling very positive about seeing a drop since last week. I want to get to my range and live happily ever after there lol!

Anyhoo, this upcoming week will be jam packed with sweat sessions!

M- Jillian M. Circuit training w/o weights 40 min
T- Jillian M. Circuit training w/ weights 40 min (am), Spinning 60 min (pm)
W- rest
TH- Jillian M. Circuit training w/ weights 40 min (am), Spinning 60 min (pm)
F- Turbo Fire 45 EZ 45 min
S- Turbo Fire HIIT 20, Spinning 60 min
SU- Turbo Fire 55 EZ 55 min

Whew!! I'm tired just thinking about it but I'm ready to get it in! I love my workouts, truly it takes off the edge and relieves a lot of my stress.

I'll be back later with a post about the other stuff going on in my life. I'm even considering doing a vlog, it would be a first for me...please don't hold your breath waiting for me to do it! HA!

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Don't sit around waiting for things to happen...make them!

I am a Virgo, a perfectionist "go getter" with a strong sense of self. I don't sit around crying and complaining about my life being a certain way and then not do anything about it.

I tell my honey often that if I really want to do something...I get it done! I want to be happy, if that means making life adjustments to satisfy my needs then that's what I'll do! I don't have the time nor the patience for self pity BS!

I'm not brave for taking this huge step and relocating my life to Houston, I'm simply staying true to form and being Miesha! I can only be me! I do things that make me happy!

While I was in a relationship with my girls' father, I spent the entire five years we were together losing myself. He didn't work, I paid all if the bills, yet he dictated how our household should be ran. Instead of helping me, he sat on his ass and watched as I busted mine making sure my girls were taken care of. On top of the fact that he didn't work, he was very emotionally and physically abusive. He was damned and determined that he was going to "make me" bow down, and I was damned and determined that he wasn't!

He did so many awful things to me, it's a surprise that I didn't lose my mind. I suffered from depression and used food as my crutch. When I finally decided to leave him, I told my friends & family that I would never go back...I haven't! That was over four years ago now.

My life with him was pure hell but I learned a valuable lesson. I will never again sit back and let someone else dictate the outcome of my happiness. I wanted to lose 100+ pounds so I got up off my ass and did it. I've wanted to relocate to Houston for a number of years so I got up off my ass and I'm making it happen!

I spent way too many years caring about everyone else's feelings. My own wants and feelings were not a priority. My life as of now is about living my dreams and making my girls happy.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Blessed and highly favored :-))

I am back (as promised) with more details about my relocation to Houston! I was called early Friday morning by my future employer as I was dropping my girls off to school. I've had a great feeling about this opportunity ever since I received the call on Monday regarding my interest in the verifications position.

I was offered the position that I wanted with compensation and benefits that I am happy with! I never expected to get a job offer with my first interview, but God is working in my favor right now!

Tomorrow I will be purchasing one way tickets out of Seattle for my girls and I! Since I have a job on deck, now I am on the hunt for a place. If all goes well, I'll be able to move right into my place when I arrive.

I still have small details to wrap up here but I've already found a company to ship my boxes that are in storage. I've got furniture to buy, a car to buy and school enrollment! Yes this is a lot, but it's what I want!

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Thanks for all of your prayers!!

I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!More details soon to follow!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Amazing trip!

I'm SO happy! Spending the weekend with my honey in New Orleans is just what we both needed! We're both committed to making it work no matter what. No one else can take his place. With him I feel safe and protected.

Since we hadn't seen each other in 9 months, you can just imagine how he felt seeing me 47 pounds lighter than the last time he saw me! He's seen progress pictures the entire time but I kept telling him it's not like seeing the change in person. He's proud of me, he loves me...and I love him!

Okay let me get to my weekly check in. I weighed myself on the scale in the fitness room at the hotel. It wasn't digital and it wasn't my normal scale but it showed me at 165. I'm figuring it was fairly accurate. I was only able to get a workout in on Saturday, well I got worked out but it wasn't in a gym smile!

Eating in Houston and New Orleans is a completely different challenge from eating in Seattle. Everything tastes so damn good! I can see how and why folks struggle with their weight in the south! I told my honey I'd have to workout 7 days a week if I lived in New Orleans...smdh! He insisted that I enjoy myself and not think about what I ate so much. I need his balance. If it were up to me, I wouldn't touch a damn thing outside of my points limits in fear of falling off the wagon. He knows that and made sure he bought me not one, but two slices of fantabulous cheesecake from the Cheesecake Bistro!

Let me get to the good stuff! I initially planned this trip to Houston to get the ball rolling on my relocation. I wanted to find out exactly what I needed to do to get my girls enrolled in school. The day before I left Seattle, I was called to schedule an interview for a position I had applied for in Houston. So last Friday I had an interview with an OB/GYN group. I currently do OB intake for an OB/GYN group in Seattle.

Anyhoo, the position available was for front desk check in. I haven't worked a front desk in awhile but I'm not above doing something I might not necessarily want to do in order to get to the next step.

The interview went well with the two ladies I met with, and I believe I sold myself as best I could! They asked me a couple of times if I was sure I wanted to work front desk, and if I preferred back office more? I was honest, laid it all out and explained that I prefer to work with the billing and insurance because I'm great at it and it's what I do now. We wrapped things up and I thanked them for bringing me in. I was told they should have their decision early in the week.

Well yesterday on my drive back from New Orleans I received a voicemail from the billing office manager stating that she'd like to ask me a few questions. I didn't meet with her on Friday so I immediately thought she was calling to talk to me about a different position in the billing department. I was RIGHT! Basically the other two ladies felt I was over qualified for the front desk but they were very impressed with me. Funny thing is that they never mentioned another position being available?

The new lady basically did a phone interview with me and explained the details of the position she is trying to fill. The position is exactly what I do in Seattle! I'm pumped because I love my job! Initially I think she was concerned with me still being in Seattle but I made it very clear if the position is offered to me (and the money is right) I will make it work and can be moved to Houston sooner than I initially anticipated.

I should know something by the end of the week! Y'all keep me in your prayers, things seem to be falling right in line! This isn't an easy transition for me because I have my girls to think about as well. I've prayed about this move and everything in me tells me it's the right time. Sometimes God dreams bigger dreams for us than we ever could've for ourselves. I believe that and I know everything will be alright! Thanks for taking this ride with me!

PS- I hate to drive and I drove from Houston to New Orleans all by myself! This is the longest distance I've ever driven, yay me!

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

OMG!!! Does the scale say 165.4???

I can officially say "bye bye to the 170's!! I'm happy!! This morning my weight is 165.4!!! My original weight loss target was 165! This means I am sporting a 109.6 pound loss!! I am jumping for joy!

Again my feet need to be done (doing that tonight) so you're not going to catch my toes showing on the scale...smdh! I feel proud, excited and even more motivated to drop more.

I have worked, worked and worked some more for this. I've been at it for 17 months now. I indeed hit my target, my goal was to reach 165 by January 2011, I have done that! Share my joy!!

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Monday, January 10, 2011

First weekly check in of 2011!

I couldn't possibly show my (in badly need of a pedicure) feet on the scale so I snapped the picture after I stepped off! After hovering around 173 the last three weeks, I'm back on the losing train! My life is going back to some type of normalcy which is great.

My first full week on the Points Plus plan was a success, I lost 3 pounds! I must admit, I like the changes in the new plan. I love being able to use my activity points before dipping into my weekly allowance. Last week I racked up 49 activity points! I LOVE that you receive way more points for activity as well.
My workout schedule was this:

Mon- Rest
Tues- (AM) Turbo Fire 45 min, (PM) Spinning 60 min
Wed- Rest
Thu- Spinning 60 min, Core 20 min
Fri- Turbo Fire 55 min
Sat- Spinning 45 min

Kicking and screaming I'm trying to take my workouts down to five days a week from six. I no longer have to kill myself to get the results I desire. I noticed that my body was having minor aches & pains continuously in certain spots, I can't have that happening!

I know the only thing that kept me from gaining weight last week was my workouts, I ate all types of snacks and treats smdh! I did figure what I ate into my points values for the day but it was still more than I should have consumed.

This week I'm trying to get in five workouts, I'm heading to Houston on Thursday to get a few things prepped for my move then spending the weekend in Louisiana with my honey! I'm so excited, I need a little break :-)

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Points Plus...WW online

I signed up for the WW Points Plus program online this morning! Several people have asked me, "Why are you going back to WW?"

The simple answer is, I like structure as well as balance and the WW program allows me to track my food and activities without rigid restrictions. I am far enough along in my weight loss where I don't need to "cold turkey" cut things out anymore.

The other question is "Why are you trying to lose more weight, you look great where you are?"

My answer for this is, my weight loss and where I'd like to eventually be is a personal preference. I am grateful for all of the wonderful compliments I receive but it's about more than that for me. My health is my top priority. How I FEEL is what I care about.

I'm not going to tell you a lie, I love shopping for clothes now and all of the attention I receive because of my weight loss. For a number of years I wasn't turning heads, that fucked with my ego! Especially when I did before I gained the weight. If I was doing this for attention I would have failed a long time ago.

I'm not going to spend tons of time talking about the program, I do plan on discussing my opinions and results at least once a week. I don't have the time to carry on about each detail of the plan. I'm still a work in progress!

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Monday, January 3, 2011

New beginnings!

This is my first post of the new year...happy 2011! I spent my new year weekend packing, cleaning and moving...smdh. I am mentally and physically tired. I am in bad need of a mani/pedi and a full body massage. My honey should have that massage covered when I see him next week!

Phase one of my relocation to Houston will be over as of today! I'll be turning in the keys to my old place today, finally! Thank God my mom came over to help me finish cleaning my place yesterday. She helped save at least four hours off of my day. To say the least I am thankful that my mom loves me and proud that I did not succumb to a mini melt down!

With this move I am even more convinced of the healing power of purging. I threw away a lot of stuff! I never realized I had so many things. I'm okay with saying "goodbye" to the old because new beginnings await me. I'm at a great place right now, in my eyes the sky is the limit. If this year is better than the last, I am in for so much happiness!

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