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January Recap

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I know, I know…it’s not always about the number on the scale, it’s also about how your clothes fit and how much more energy you have, blah, blah, blah…But I like to keep track of my number cuz it keeps me on check. I figured out the pattern…the more crappy food I ate, the more I gained. Duh. The first peak was during the holidays. As hard as I tried, I couldn’t resist all the yummy unhealthy food. The second peak was Party of 5 Vegas. Do I even need to explain the temptations in Vegas? Didn’t think so.

January wasn’t a complete burn though, I still clocked in about a 5lb loss. Yay!

A few important things to note…

After Vegas, I tried the cabbage diet. My buddy, Trish, introduced me to it. Tricia, if you’re reading this, you owe me a hiking trip by the way, and lunch. Anyway…I resisted at first but figured it wouldn’t hurt to try it since I had just been cheating on my diet all weekend. There are a lot of versions of this diet, but we did the one found on divascancook.com. It worked out pretty well. Definitely evened out the weight I gained over Vegas weekend and I actually ended up liking the soup. I like it so much in fact that I still have it every now and then. It’s a small step up (solid foodwise) from the smoothies I usually have every day.

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Over the month, I clocked in 800 minutes of cardio which included mostly walking and some hiking. Total miles: 44.5. Most of those miles were at work during breaks and lunches. I averaged about 1.8 miles per work day. Looking to step up my game and get those numbers higher for February…oh crap!…February ends in like 2 weeks!

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Family First

Disclaimer – My bad if I don’t have updated pics of me and your children. I promise to make time this season. Anyway…

It was at Cathy’s graduation party in 2012 where the Boss Cousin Grace said to me, “We need you around to help raise the kids.” I didn’t realize till now that it was her nice way of telling me that I needed to change my habits and get myself healthy.

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Pictured above on the left was at my Goddaughter, Madison’s 2nd birthday. I must have weighed close to 300lbs. The picture on the right is from last Saturday. My baby girl turned 7! Ugh, can’t imagine what character I’m gonna have to wear on my shirt next year!…I swear that looks like a p…pickle. Yeah, we’ll go with that. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for that kid. She thinks I’m amazing and I wanna be around for a long time.

I have 9 Godkids: Melanie, Katrina, Malorie, Jaren, Carmichael, MJ, Madison, Aria and Julius. Being a Godparent doesn’t just mean I can write these kids a check on their birthdays/holidays and call it a day. Good Lord, that’s a lotta checks!…Anyway, being a Godparent also means I’ve been chosen to help lead, motivate and inspire these munchkins not only in their spiritual lives but in other aspects. Pictured below: Mason and Maddie. Teach Love, not H8. Whose idea do you think that was? LOL.

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My half-white nephew Gavinskie pictured below with Gwenskie, loves to skateboard. If he skates too far out and I don’t get him with one look (I usually do), I’m going to have to run after him. At almost 300lbs, that was impossible without running out of breath. At 208ish, I can sprint after him if I needed to. Keyword: If… ‘cuz eff that, I’m still not trying to run.

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In the We Get Awesome circle, there are 13 great grandkids. In order…I think: Andrew, Jaren, Carmichael, Gavin, JJ, Xavier, Madison, AJ, Mason, Gwen, BJ5, Ivy and Julius. We have a bonus 6: Jerell, Arilyn, Solstice, Royal, Saya, and Kyra. See?! That’s a whole bunch of new Mariah fans in the making. And who better to teach them?…me! I love these kids (I think their parents are aiight too…j/k. I love them all as well). If I can’t even take care of myself, what makes me think I’ll be able to help take care of this crew?

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Just another “New Year, New Me” post…or maybe not.

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For anyone who knows me or anyone who has been following my story over the last year, you know this isn’t a new journey, it’s a continuation.  In 2012, I weighed in at my highest: 286lbs (pictured on the left) .  It might as well have been 300lbs because that’s where I was headed.  I loved this purple shirt and I wore it all the time.  It was easy to hide behind.  I’m currently at 211.4lbs but I no longer feel the need to hide.  My 2014 goal was to hit 200.  I didn’t quite make it, but that just means I need to go harder this year.  My new goal is to hit 185lbs by my birthday in June.  I decided to blog about my journey to keep myself in check.  I figured if the plan’s out in the open and people were watching, I’d be more likely to follow through.  Over the next 6 months, I’ll be posting updates, before and after pictures, food, workouts, and pretty much anything that contributes to my journey.  If people are inspired by my story, cool.  If haters end up hating more, even better!  Cheers to the new year!  May the odds be ever in my favor.

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