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Upgrading Me For 2008

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b-day 1/10/09 - 165 pounds

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June 2009 -158 pounds!

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The message on my answer machine asks people two questions - 1.) Please tell me who you are; and 2.) What do you want? To some, the answers to these questions may seem obvious, but most people go their whole life without knowing who they are and what they want out of life. I can tell you I am a mom, a wife, and a business affairs manager for a major media company, but does that really define who I am?? Honestly I am a woman who believes that anything in life is possible and if you can dream it, you can achieve it and I would love to help others believe in their dreams by leading by example!

Please know that every thought we think is creating our future and everyone suffers from some form of self-hatred and guilt. Thoughts are very powerful, the good thing is that it is only a thought and a thought can be changed. Basically change the thought and the feeling must go! Although it seems simple, you have to constantly be mindful of your thoughts and when a negative thought enters your head, turn it right around. Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the keys to positive changes. How many times have you looked in the mirror and told yourself "I love you"? Well, I had NEVER done it in my life until a couple of months ago. When we really love ourselves, everything in our life works!

I challenge you to find out who you really are and what you want out of life.

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Member Since: 1/2/2008

Fitness Minutes: 6,952

My Goals:
*Lose 40lbs -- GOAL REACHED
*Increase my overall physical fitness and strength --- GOAL REACHED
*Tone and build muscle ---GOAL REACHED
* Eat nutritionally balanced and cut out refined sugar from my diet --STILL WORKING ON IT!
* Be consistent!!! --STILL WORKING ON IT!
* Wear shorts and be comfortable in them by June 2009 -- GOAL REACHED
* Wear a Bikini (and look good in it! lol) in 2009 --- SOMEWHAT REACHED!
* Learn to swim --- NOT YET!
* Take tennis lessons -- NOT YET!

My Program:
* I try not to eat after 7pm
* cardio: 3-4 days/week (www.bodybydenise.com)
* strength: 3 days/week

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New York
Love to help those who want to help themselves!

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    Hey DOLL! Thanks for stoppin' by my page!! Always can count on your to check up on a Sistah!! Love IT!! So much has been goin on with work, family and just EVERYTHING! So much to be grateful for. Still gettin' my workouts DONE and movin' towards FABULICIOUS STATUS ~ Oh YEAH!! Its the month of OCTOBER can you believe it. This year is just flying by. I am so happy the cold weather is here. I love the COLD! Pulling out the sweats, sweaters, mink blankets. . . can't wait to hit the slopes, go snow boarding, hot cocoa at the cabin!! So excited! I hope your still pushn' forward in YOUR GOALS! Luckily I have my DAD who has been keepin' me on TARGET with my goals. I workout every day with him. If I don't go to the gym he doesn't and its especially important for him because of his "heart"!! But yes I'm back and prayfully I will keep our FABULICIOUS STATUS updated.. I'm so addicted to FACEBOOK nowadays. My entire family is on FB so if you ever wanna chat with me just add me "TAUMAIA CHANWONG"!! Keep pushn' for that FABULICIOUS STATUS ~ Divas!! Gett'em BOO! emoticon

    Smootches emoticon Taumaia
    3800 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/6/2010 8:47:30 AM
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    Hey Tamara!! I am actually trying to get back to the picture on my page!! That's my motivation photo, I'm about 20lbs away from that photo and it's so hard getting back to that.

    Thanks for stopping by my page. ttyl
    3801 days ago
    Welcome back!!!!!
    3801 days ago
    Hi Tamara, thank you so much. I would have NEVER thought you would go to my page. I hope all is well with you.
    3802 days ago
    you are very encouraging!!! Thanks for that!!
    3854 days ago
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