Friday, December 18, 2009


Indianapolis @ Jacksonville

Dallas @ New Orleans

Chicago @ Baltimore
New England @ Buffalo
Arizona @ Detroit
Houston @ St. Louis
Miami @ Tennessee
Cleveland @ Kansas City
Atlanta @ NY Jets
San Francisco @ Philadelphia
Oakland @ Denver
Cincinnati @ San Diego
Green Bay @ Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay @ Seattle
Minnesota@ Carolina

Monday Night
NY Giants @ Washington

Combined MNF Score = 28

Thursday, December 10, 2009

week 13

Pittsburgh @ Cleveland

New Orleans @ Atlanta
Green Bay @ Chicago
Denver @ Indianapolis
Buffalo @ Kansas City
NY Jets @ Tampa Bay
Miami @ Jacksonville
Detroit @ Baltimore
Seattle @ Houston
Cincinnati @ Minnesota
Carolina @ New England
St. Louis @ Tennessee
Washington @ Oakland
San Diego @ Dallas
Philadelphia @ NY Giants

Monday Night
Arizona @ San Francisco
Combined MNF Score = 28

Good Luck Everyone!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


NY Jets @ Buffalo

Houston @ Jacksonville
Philadelphia @ Atlanta
Tampa Bay @ Carolina
St. Louis @ Chicago
Detroit @ Cincinnati
Tennessee @ Indianapolis
Denver @ Kansas City
New England @ Miami
Oakland @ Pittsburgh
New Orleans @ Washington
San Diego @ Cleveland
Dallas @ NY Giants
San Francisco @ Seattle
Minnesota @ Arizona

Monday Night
Baltimore @ Green Bay

Combined MNF Score: 31

Good Luck Everyone!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Black Friday "Happy Shoppers" ....Part 2


Sooooooo..... As you know...I went to Toys R Us in Knoxville, TN at Midnight for The Start of "Black Friday"...It was so insane that we left 10 minutes after entering!!! I'm not really a Big Shopping Fan...and this Madness was too much for even the die hard shoppers!! I recently learned that a woman was trampled at THE SAME STORE!!!!! WHOA!!! So, Needless to say....I went running out of the store with my tail between my legs!!! We went back home and went to bed!!! I was pretty sure I wasn't going to go back out ......until I received this photo......

This is a picture of my friends from Nebraska...Terri, Jenni, and Nikki....(@TeeTee_71 , @Phatbff , and @Browneyednikki ).....I just loved their festive Santa's Helper's Hats and Big Beautiful Smiles!!!! They were so excited and having so much fun that I got up the courage to go back out and give it the "Old College Try". Did I find great deals.....Not really BUT...for me...It wasn't about that!!!! It was just about hanging out girlfriends and enjoying each others company!!!!! ITS THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!!!!! ;-)

Thank You, Ladies for reminding me of THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!!!!! LOVE YOU!!! MWAHZZZ....

Next Post...What I'm Thankful for.....(Yes...a little late) Stay Tuned!! ;-)


Dr. Mo
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Friday, November 27, 2009


Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Sooooooo....During our lovely Thanksgiving Feast (at my brother's house with 30+ friends and family)....Someone mentioned that Toys R Us would be opening at Midnight to kick off Black Friday ahead of the rest!!! We decided that we would get in on some of that action and knock a few of the kids gifts off of the list!! How bad could it possibly be....right?!? WRONG!!!! I think ALL of Knoxville, Tennessee was trying to cram into that one little store at midnight!!!! People were fighting, and cursing, and just being....DOWN RIGHT UGLY!!!! Did they forget the REASON FOR THE SEASON?!?!? Needless to say....We RAN out of that zoo only 10 minutes after entering!!!! Now that I'm All rested and Mentally Prepared.....We are gonna go GIVE IT ANOTHER SHOT!!! I pray, This time....IT WILL BE BETTER!!! I will Check In Later For The Final Results!!!


Love Ya Lots!!!

Dr. Mo

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

BFL week 11

Green Bay @ Detroit
Oakland @ Dallas
NY Giants @ Denver

Indianapolis @ Houston
Tampa Bay @ Atlanta
Miami @ Buffalo
Cleveland @ Cincinnati
Seattle @ St. Louis
Carolina @ NY Jets
Washington @ Philadelphia
Arizona @ Tennessee
Chicago @ Minnesota
Kansas City @ San Diego
Jacksonville @ San Francisco
Pittsburgh @ Baltimore

Monday Night
New England @ New Orleans

Combined MNF Score = 55

Good Luck Everyone and Happy Thanksgiving...GOD Bless!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

BFL Week 9

Miami @ Carolina
Pittsburgh @ Kansas City
Cleveland @ Detroit
New Orleans @ Tampa Bay
Atlanta @ NY Giants
Buffalo @ Jacksonville
Washington @ Dallas
Seattle @ Minnesota
San Francisco @ Green Bay
Indianapolis @ Baltimore
Arizona @ St. Louis
NY Jets @ New England
San Diego @ Denver
Cincinnati @ Oakland
Philadelphia @ Chicago

Monday Night
Tennessee @ Houston

28 points

Thank You For Being A Friend!!

Last Friday, I walked into the nursing home and noticed the staff working on a "Christmas Tree". I asked the workers why they were putting the tree up so early? They said "Its a Thanksgiving Tree" They use orange and red lights. For ornaments, they use large Maple Leaves....on them, they write what they are Thankful for! Such a cool concept!! They asked me if I would do one for the tree... I said "Sure"!! On my leaf, I said I was thankful for my family, my love, my health (I was feeling better after a slight cold) and.....My Twitter Family!! So...I would like to say Thank You to @IAmSucceeding @knitster @Teetee_71 @Phatbff @BwJen @wildfirefitness @whiskyd @fabfatties @jeepjenn @MzMartinez09 @Caloriegirl @priorfatgirl @MizFitOnline @KyraTX @Fitter_Mandy @AlmaDays @PassionMD @Landscape2 @yumyucky @FitbottomedGirl @pseymour @Biggestloserlvr @BodynSoil @Slorunnermom @msjathletics @sisterpoetry @mommas_crew and everyone else who looked after me....given me get well soon advice and well wishes...and sometimes..EVEN MADE ME CRY!!!! I'm THANKFUL FOR YOU ALL!!!!

Dr. Mo
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Back In The Saddle.....AGAIN!!

Ahhhhhhh.......(That's me exhaling) Ive finally kicked this cold/flu thing that was dragging me down! Now, I'm ready to "Get Back In The Game" and kick my Fitness "Butt" into HIGH GEAR!!! People have always referred to me as a "Workout Machine". Taking a "FORCED" fitness hiatus made me realize just how much I love the way Living the "Health and Wellness" lifestyle makes me feel!!

Ive decided to go out of 2009 WITH A BANG and enter into 2010 SWINGING!!!! Once I made this decision, I needed to get my FITNESS ARMOR Together! Sooooooo.... what are some of the things that I have in my "Bag of Tricks" To help me reach my goals?!?!? I thought you would never ask!!

First things first....... Being a PODIATRIST, I must have on a Great Pair of comfortable, supportive shoes!! My Shoe of Choice Is A New Balance! My feet are mega flat and kinda wide. I'm also "Pleasantly Plump" and these shoes are some of the best Shock Absorbers around!! (Gotta protect my knees)

Next "Weapon" is my "GoWearFit" (Body Bugg with sleep analysis). My friends @KyraTX and @Fitter_Mandy brought this little gem to my attention. I'm a Total Gadget Girl! This device tells me EVERYTHING I need to know about my calories in vs. my calories out. It also tells me how many steps I take (built in pedometer) and how many calories I need to burn daily to reach my goal by a set date. It also tells me how well I'm sleeping....Or should I say how poorly I'm sleeping! (I've averaging 49% on my sleep...NOT GOOD!!) In order for this gadget to be accurate, I must input my daily food items. This brings me to my next gadget.

I keep my daily food and water intake in my "FITBOOK" @Bwjen told me about this awesome, affordable fitness goal "Helper" It is the cutest most complete food/fitness/emotion/goal/measurement tracker out there!!

I "LIVE" for the camaraderie of "Like Minded Individuals" that I find at the gym!! I'm a total "Gym-Rat" like @MizFitOnline and @Chubby_Stubby_K I LOVE to feel the BURN of that last rep to failure!!! I love machines, I love the free-weights, I love the classes (especially spinning, kickboxing, and Zumba).....Not yoga so much but I'm trying! (Did you hear that Tami?!? @widfirefitness) My gym doesn't have NIA that @foodiemcbody loves so much but maybe in 2010, it will make an appearance on the roster!! *fingers crossed*

Sometimes, I'm unable to get to the gym. When that happens, or I need a QUICK kick in the booty, I Just Look to my old Pal Jillian Michaels!! Her #30DayShred DVD is NO JOKE!!!!! Just ask @TeeTee_71, @Phatbff, @Pseymour, @Biggestloserlvr, or @Jeepjenn!! They will tell ya!!! SHE WILL MAKE YOU CRY IN 20 MIN.....OR LESS!!!

Of course....My Life is ONE BIG MUSIC VIDEO..... at least in my head! LOL! I always have my ipod on my hip!! One of the artists that Inspires me and Keeps me PUMPED is My girl JANET JACKSON!!!!! I'm ready to take "CONTROL" Of my Life.....THE TIME IS NOW!!!

One "Piece Of Armor" That without which NOTHING, FOR ME, Is my BIBLE! I turn to it for STRENGTH....In Good times and the Bad!! People often ask me "How do you stay so happy?"......THIS IS WHY!!!

So that, in a nutshell, is what I'm going to use to take me TO AND THROUGH MY FITNESS GOALS!!! Oh ya.....There is one more "Thing" I need.....That Thing is.....YOU!!! One of THE BEST THINGS TO COME INTO MY FUN FILLED LIFE IS MY TWITTER FAMILY!!! The SUPPORT, MOTIVATION, INSPIRATION, DEDICATION, & LOVE I feel FROM and FOR YOU is truly One of my MOST PRECIOUS BLESSINGS!! Thank You ALL!! From the bottom of my Heart....I LOVE YOU!!!

So matter where you are in your fitness matter what you're going through....YOU'RE NOT ALONE!!!!! Let's LOCK HANDS and REACH OUR GOALS......TOGETHER!!!!! 2010......HERE "WE" COME!!! ;-)


Dr. Mo

Thursday, November 12, 2009

BFL Week 9

Chicago @ San Francisco

Atlanta @ Carolina
Tampa Bay @ Miami
Detroit @ Minnesota
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh
Buffalo @ Tennessee
Denver @ Washington
New Orleans @ St Louis
Jacksonville @ NY Jets
Kansas City @ Oakland
Seattle @ Arizona
Dallas @ Green Bay
Philadelphia @ San Diego
New England @ Indianapolis

Baltimore @ Cleveland

MNF Score = 34

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Chug-A-Lug...Gulp, Gulp, Gulp.....

8 Glasses of Water each Day...... Why am I having such a tough time with this?!? My Virtual Personal Trainer, Tami (Twitter : @wildfirefitness ) says that water is "Nature's Elixir".... My mind knows this to be true BUT my Taste Buds want NO PART OF IT!!! I've tried it cold. I've Tried it with lemon. I've tried it with Orange. Nothing seems to make "The Click"!!! I'm DETERMINED to CHANGE MY PARADIGM!!!! This container hold 64 Ozs. Of Water!!! I WILL Consume AT LEAST ONE Of These A Day!!! WISH ME LUCK!!! ;-)
Dr. Mo XoXo

Monday, November 9, 2009

Getting Well...One "Tea" At A Time!

Yes....Its True! A little cold is chasing me but I'm determined to get better!! These are My "Get In The Game" Teas!!! I'm gonna Have some "Wii Fit" time.....EVEN IF IT KILLS ME!! Lol!! STAY TUNED!! ;-)
Dr. Mo

PS...What do you do to feel better on those "Off" Days?!? Please share!!! ;-)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

BFL Week 8 (NFL Week 9)

November 8, 2009

My "Winning" Picks for the Week.....COMING ATCHA!!!!!

Houston @ Indianapolis
Washington @ Atlanta
Arizona @ Chicago
Baltimore @ Cincinnati
Miami @ New England
Green Bay @ Tampa Bay
Kansas City @ Jacksonville
Detroit @ Seattle
Carolina @ New Orleans
San Diego @ NY Giants
Tennessee @ San Francisco
Dallas @ Philadelphia

Monday Night Match-Up
Pittsburgh @ Denver
45 Points

I am having such a blast each week with you guys!!! Good Luck Everyone!!! May the Best Man (Woman) Win!!! ;-)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

BFL Week 7 Picks (NFL week 8)

Miami @ New York Jets
New York Giants @ Philadelphia
Denver @ Baltimore
Houston @ Buffalo
Cleveland @ Chicago
Seattle @ Dallas
St. Louis @ Detroit
San Francisco @ Indianapolis
Jacksonville @ Tennessee
Oakland @ San Diego
Carolina @ Arizona
Minnesota @ Green Bay

Monda Night Game: Atlanta @ New Orleans
Points: 42


Sunday, October 25, 2009

BFL picks Week 6 (NFL Week 7)

Chargers @ Chiefs
Colts @ Rams
Bears @ Bengals
Packers @ Browns
Vikings @ Steelers
Patriots @ Tampa Bay (LONDON)
49ers @ Texans
Jets @ Raiders
Bills @ Panthers
Saints @ Dolphins
Falcons @ Cowboys
Cardinals @ Giants

Eagles @ Redskins
Points = 24

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Football Picks week 4

Cincinnati @ Baltimore
Cleveland @ Buffalo
Washington @ Carolina
Pittsburgh @ Detroit
Dallas @ Kansas City
Oakland @ NY Giants
Tampa Bay @ Philadelphia
Minnesota @ St. Louis
Atlanta @ San Francisco
Houston @ Arizona
New England @ Denver
Jacksonville @ Seattle
Indianapolis @ Tennessee

Monday Night
NY Jets @ Miami
Combined MNF Score: 54

Sunday, October 4, 2009

TFL Picks Week 3

Detroit @ Chicago

Cincinnati @ Cleveland

Oakland @ Houston

Seattle @ Indianapolis

NY Giants @ Kansas City

Baltimore @ New England

Tampa Bay @ Washington

Buffalo @ Miami

NY Jets @ New Orleans

Dallas @ Denver

St. Louis @ San Fran

San Diego @ Pittsburgh

Monday Night

Green Bay @ Minnesota
Combined MNF Score: 44

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Biggest Loser Stats

Weight 281.
Arms 19 3/4
waist 47 1/4
thighs 33 1/4

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Football Picks!

Here they are:

Washington @ Detroit
Green Bay @ St. Louis
San Francisco @ Minnesota
Atlanta @ New England
Tennessee @ NY Jets
Kansas City @ Philadelphia
NY Giants @ Tampa Bay
Cleveland @ Baltimore
Jacksonville @ Houston
Chicago @ Seattle
New Orleans @ Buffalo
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati
Denver @ Oakland
Miami @ San Diego
@ Arizona

Monday Game: Dallas (42 points)

Monday, September 21, 2009

The "Color" of Success

As some of you know, Mondays are my 12 hour days. I work for Manatee County Rural Health Services. Our Mission is to Provide Health Care to the "Under served". On Mondays, I drive 2 hours on a 2 lane highway. Just me, a few 18 wheelers, and the cows....oh, and the occasional deer (I passed one right on the side of the road on the way home at 9:00pm last week....cute, but scary). These patients are some of the most appreciative people that you would ever want to meet!!

I must admit, prior to taking on this assignment, I was slightly hesitant because of the "Racism" horror stories! People would say things to me like..."You better hope that you don't get a flat tire along the way or we may never see you again". This only made me MORE DETERMINED to take this on, and PROVE THEM WRONG!! I'm proud to report that The Arcadians have been Absolutely Loving, caring, and supportive! I have yet to have a flat tire there however, I have been pulled over 3 times in less than a year BUT I haven't gotten a single ticket!!! (ITS THE DIMPLES! LOL!)

So why the title of this post? Well, when I was driving into the town of Arcadia this morning, I passed 2 African Americans on the side of the road. They were walking for exercise!! They waved at me and smiled with such pride in their eyes! (African_American WOMAN in a BMW) I smiled and waved with an even bigger smile on my face. I was Proud to see them taking an active role in making themselves more healthy! I wanted them to know that I KNOW!! It warms my heart that I can Be That "Symbol" for them! They just don't realize that they were a "symbol" for me!!(I was listening to "sent From Heaven" By Keyshia Cole on the radio. That added to feeling of the moment)

My parents taught me to lead by example! I'm succeeding in my professional life. My focus, now, is my Health and Wellness!! I want to be a Success Story in My WEIGHT LOSS Journey as well!!! I'm Determined and Tenacious!! I WILL GET THERE!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


August has come and gone and September is moving at a rapid pace! The highlight of August was the #ffchallenge3 held by the Totally Awesome @fabfatties AKA Shannon and Angie! Ive often said that THIS weight loss journey is going to end in SUCCESS! Day by Day I continue to meet wonderfully supportive people on Twitter, Facebook, and here in my Everyday Life! There isn't a day that goes by that I am not TOUCHED, INSPIRED, & MOTIVATED By many of you!! On Labor Day weekend, I went to Sea World In Orlando! I had my pedometer on my hip and I was ready to burn some calories while having a little "Active Rest" I was expecting to Sweat Off A Few Pounds! I was NOT expecting to be INSPIRED AND MOTIVATED LIKE I WAS THAT DAY! I would Like to Share some of the "FANTASTIC WONDERS" with you!

One of the first things I saw was this tank..."The Great Barrier Reef" Its not Australia(which I've been) But it was Simply Beautiful and The Next Best Thing!

After we fed the Sea Lions, Took a ride in a simulated helicopter to see polar bears...Brrrrr and saw some really cool penguins, We RAN over to see the SHAMU show! This is where I Had a Motivational "Rebirth"!! These Whales and their trainers TOOK MY BREATH AWAY!!

FYI..I took ALL of these pictures with my Blackberry cellphone! We were in the front row for this show! The seats clearly read "SPLASH ZONE"!! I figured...."How Bad can it be?!?" Well....there was not a single piece of dry material on my body when those whales got done with me!!! I also Eventually lost both of my Blackberries to the Shamu "Soak-A-Thon" BUT....IT WAS SOOOOOOO WORTH IT!!!

We were dripping wet so we walked to the Dolphin Nursery to watch "Flipper" and friends swim around while we let the sun dry our clothes! They were jumping but I never got the shot!! Hey, Its a cellphone!! What do you expect?!? LOL!

Yes, My Friends, I LOVED the show so much, that I went back!! BUT this time, we sat in the middle and HIGHER UP.... The Theme of the Shamu show is ......."BELIEVE"

Absolutely ANYTHING Is Possible!!! Running that 5k/10k/Marathon, Lifting the Weight, Passing the Test, Getting that Promotion, Hitting your Goal Weight....It Can ALL Be Yours....If You BELIEVE!!

When Times get Tough...and THEY WILL... We need to lean on each other to ELEVATE us past the stumbling block and LAUNCH US TO NEW HEIGHTS!!!
(Like the female trainer in the top right of the picture that jumped off of Shamu as he dove in the water....AMAZING!!!)

Lastly, I just want to say CONGRATULATIONS To ALL My DOWNSIZING DIVAS, #ffchallenge3 participants, and EVERYONE ELSE who is in the "Weight Loss/Fitness" Journey with me!! We may not be at the finish line yet BUT We are IN THE GAME!!! That makes us ALL WINNERS!!! TAKE A BOW!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"Words of Wisdom" From Room 209

So, if you havent guessed it by now, I'm a Podiatrist! Among other things, I go into nursing homes and give "Medically Necessary" Foot and Ankle care to the Residents. One morning, a couple of weeks ago, I walked into room 209. The Resident was looking out of the window (with sad eyes). I cant have "Sad Eyes" on my watch so I took perky up a notch (I usually do so that they will feel that its a "Treat" to see me and not "ugh...another Doctor") I tell her that TODAY IS PAMPER DAY! As I raise her bed I tell her "3rd floor : Lingerie" That usually gets a smile out of the women AND MEN! *wink wink* Today was NO EXCEPTION! She looked at me and smiled (Beautiful ice blue eyes). She was very talkative. After asking me a heap of personal questions (I am open with my patients because often times, I'm the only person they have to talk to) She began to give me her "Words Of Wisdom" I listened intently! It struck a cord inside of me because I am guilty of doing some of the things she warned me not to do! She told me to "Carpe Diem" "Seize The Day" She said "Don't wait until you have enough money to see the world! Once you're financially able, you may not be able to move your legs!" She gave a few other examples, But the point was made! I stayed in her room a little longer than I usually do, because she needed to share and I needed to be there for her! Once she finished, I promised her 2 things. That I would stop by from time to time just to say hello and that I would SEIZE THE DAY!! (I KEEP MY PROMISES) ;-)

So, once I left, I started thinking about some of the things that I put off...I will get a tattoo once I hit my goal weight (Luke, you BETTER NOT tell Mom & Dad!)I will visit the Islands as soon as I can wear a bikini (Just kidding! I'm confident, NOT CRAZY!! LOL) Etc....Well No more!!! I'M DOING IT TODAY!! That sweet little lady, with the Beautiful Blue Eyes, had no idea of the impact she had on me that day! Thank You Little Miss Rm 209!

Later that week I got this fortune in a cookie:

So this past weekend, I took a MUCH NEEDED Romantic Getaway! We went to Orlando! I've decided that I am going to take more vacation time!! I must smell a rose or two!! We went to see Cirque Du Soleil's La Nouba!! It was AMAZING!!! I've seen it 4 times! Its always wonderful to see it thru "New Eyes"! So when you.....YES YOU, come to visit me in Florida, I will take you!! (Remember, I keep my promises)

My 2 kids (Precious and Pretty) wanted to say hello to my Friends here in this wonderful Blogashere!! They are enjoying my New motto of "Carpe Diem"! When I go, they go!!! But not on the @fabfatties Cruise this January!! They will stay with Mimi and Pop Pop (that's what my brothers kids call my parent) ;-)

One other thing I put off for way too long was going back to Disney World's Magic Kingdom!! I loved it as a kid BUT I figured all the rides were made for "Smaller People" BOY was I wrong!!! @monaylexi took me with her family (kicking and screaming inside for fear that I wouldn't fit on the rides) I didn't tell her that, though! Let me just tell you....KUDOS TO WALT DISNEY WORLD!!!!! There was so much room on EVERY RIDE!!!! I truly had the most MAGICAL DAY EVER!!!!! The evening was capped of with a Beautiful Fireworks Display in front of the castle!! Purple is my Favorite Color so when the castle turned purple, I had to take the shot!! I took this with my Blackberry camera phone!

SEIZE THE DAY! My Friends...."Carpe Diem"

Monday, August 24, 2009

The A, B, Cs Of Me!!

I'm So Excited to write my first blog! I have tons to say; and I'm ecstatic that I have a forum in which to say it!! I know the title may sound a little strange; but these are the pieces of the puzzle that make! This IS going to be a Health and Wellness Blog! Oh who am I kidding? This Blog is going to deal with a little bit of EVERYTHING!! Today I am going to give a little insight on what gives me my "Monique-ness" In the words of Escape "Lay Back, Kick it, and Enjoy The Ride!! ;-)

Although I feel that my parents "Hung The Moon" (Don't all kids feel that way about their parental units?!?) There was one day, in my younger years, that I almost traded them in for some new ones!! It was the first day of my private pre-school (oh how life was so simple then). I totally had a blast! Playing on the jungle-gym (I try to hold my self on the monkey bars now....Its not pretty), making new friends (its always been my nature to make friends easily), and just being a Happy Go- Lucky 4 year old. As I was enjoying the perks of being a kid (recess, peanut butter & celery, nap time), I noticed that I was just a wee tad different than the other kids! No worries, I was gonna take this up with mommy and daddy when I got home! My mom picked me up from school and asked me how my day went (just thinking about her loving voice makes me smile). I shared with her the events of the day and my "findings" (its the scientist in me, please excuse the word). She listened intently as she always does(masters in Psychology helps). When I was finished with my story, she said we would discuss it as a family once dad got home. Once dad got home we all sat down at the kitchen table for a family"Pow Wow" (This location holds family "Pow Wows" to this day! I told my Mom and dad that I.......(wait for it....) WANTED TO BE WHITE! They didn't miss a beat! They explained to me the Beauty in ALL RACES. They promised me that If I continued to be their daughter...(they led me to believe I had a choice) they would spend the rest of their lives showing me Just How Beautiful I was! 37 years later and they haven't let me down!!! There hasn't been one day that I haven't believed that I AM BEAUTIFUL.....and for that, I am eternally grateful!

So, if I am so happy with the way I am, why all the fitness challenges, steps, and such?!? (I'm glad you asked!) My parents taught me to LOVE THE SKIN I'M IN!! I try my best to Live Life To The Fullest!! Grab the Bull by The Horns and ride for 8 seconds (Man I used to have a major crush on Luke Perry) I rock climb, white water raft, swim (like a fish), play paintball, laser tag, basketball, soccer, Rollerblade, ice skate, ski Diamond runs ( although I stink at snowboarding), you name it, I can do it....or die trying!!! Its the athlete in me (All-American Soccer player in High School) I do all these things at my current weight of 281lbs (and losing). I do what I do, not to fit a size 2...size 8 will be fine ;-) But I do it to get healthy!!! My health is excellent now....No diabetes, Normal Blood Pressure, Excellent Cholesterol! But I know that if I don't lose this weight, all that will change! That's why I am always saying....THE TIME IS NOW!!

I'm going to end with a little story that happened to me the other day in a Chinese Restaurant. I went to lunch with two of my girlfriends (Both weigh at least 100 pounds less than me). As we were chatting and enjoying our lunch, I noticed this lady staring at me (when I would go to Idaho with my ex boyfriend, people would come up to me and ask if they could touch my hair! LOL!). Once she finished her meal, she approached our table. " Please excuse the intrusion. I don't normally do this but I just had to come over and tell you that you are absolutely Beautiful! Your SMILE lights the room and I just wanted you to know that" ..........WHOA!! That Lady made my day ( RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS) The MORAL OF THE STORY is SMILE...even if NO ONE IS WATCHING!! (Heck, you never know.....THEY JUST MIGHT BE!! )


Dr. Mo

The Song My Parents Dedicated To Me When I Graduated From medical School!! I Dedicated this to ALL MY TWITTER FAMILY!!! "I Hope You Dance!!" ://