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A milestone

Friday, December 21, 2012

I weigh 70kg!


And I look awesome!

I have been waiting for this number for so, so long. I don't know why. My goal is actually 1-6kg LESS than what I am right now but 70kg means I am nearly there! I am at a weight that I am happy to say out loud

*For all my metrically challenged friends emoticon 70kg is 154lb*

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TWINSMOMMY607 12/22/2012 6:03PM

    Woohoo! Thanks for switching it into pounds for us Americans :o) All kidding aside that is awesome. I am so proud of you!

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SARI_GIRL 12/21/2012 7:34PM

    CONGRATS! And your "metrically challenged" line made me *grin*

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APED7969 12/21/2012 5:52PM

    awesome job! I'm looking forward to 70kg as well :-)

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LYNSEY723 12/21/2012 4:12PM

    emoticon Thank you for the conversion for those of us that ARE metrically challenged! It is appreciated!!!

Anyway - emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CARLA-216 12/21/2012 4:00PM

Thank you for the conversion...I have to plug into a converter still to get the amount in pounds. LOL
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My YMCA testimonial (feedback wanted!)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

As part of winning member of the year I have been asked to write a testimonial about how I did it, to go in the gym's flyer and I think up on a wall. It needs to be short and sweet, but also convey my journey well. I could write pages, my blog is proof of that! Please tell me what you think!

My fitness journey

People ask me all the time why I decided to lose weight and the answer is simple: I was sick of being fat. I couldn’t wear what other girls my age could wear; instead I hid behind flowing tops and baggy jeans. I couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded. I was sick of it! I set a new years resolution to get myself fit and healthy, and I have stuck to it. I completely overhauled my diet and started tracking what I was eating. I started exercising 2-4 times a week. I found that I really loved boxing and strength training, and I have stuck with them for my whole journey. I added in boot camps when I could as something new to give me variety, and a bit of a push. I found like minded people at the gym who support me and keep me accountable. I have lost over 17kg this year, and in the process gained fitness and confidence.

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JULESJET 12/19/2012 10:02PM

    Sounds good and sounds honest! A little bit of sentence editing like Nikkicole83 suggested and it will be perfect!

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APED7969 12/19/2012 4:16PM

    Sounds great!

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NIKKICOLE83 12/19/2012 4:01PM

    Congratulations on your feature!!! I like your story. It is sweet and to the point. A little feedback:

-"new years resolution" should be New Year's resolution.

-Two sentences later you say "I started exercising 2-4..." I would suggest "I began exercising" simply because you use "started" in the sentence right before and it can sound redundant.

-The sentence about boxing and strength training, I would recommend saying that you stuck with them your "entire" journey. It rolls of the tongue better.

-The following sentence can be tightened. Perhaps, "I added in boot camps when I could for added variety and an extra push."

-The line "like minded" in the next sentence should be like-minded.

I hope you don't mind the feedback. I was a Features Editor for years and an English Major though I tend to still get it wrong sometimes so feel free to use as you wish.

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LYNSEY723 12/19/2012 3:57PM

    Sounds fantastic! emoticon

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I walked up a volcano today (lots of pics)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Rangitoto Island is a dormant volcano in the middle of the Hauraki Gulf. It is a 25 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, and my friend and I climbed it today! Then we missed the ferry, so we wandered around for 2 hours. I have tracked as 2 hours walking and 1 hour hiking, which gave me 800 calories. That seems reasonable!

OMG on the ferry!

Rangitoto from the ferry

Me with Rangi in the background

Bit of a view through the pohutukawa trees

Most of the island is just lava rock. Amazing the plants have adapted to survive here!

Red, volcanic dirt

View from the top (look better when not shrunk for spark!)

At the top!

Near where the ferry leave from

Random pretty photos

At the end I laid in the shade, waiting for the ferry to come. I am SO exhausted, but so glad I went. It was a lovely day, filled with so many moments that made me love my city a little more. I am very lucky to live where I do, it is a paradise!

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LIVEDAILY 12/22/2012 1:52PM

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you SO much for sharing the photos! When you get to the states, it is going to look SO different to you! Make sure you bring an extra sim card for your camera!

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CARLA-216 12/19/2012 3:07PM

    How amazingly beautiful! I want to see it with my own eyes!

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LYNSEY723 12/19/2012 2:30PM

    Beautiful pictures!!!

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ASTRA58 12/19/2012 10:28AM

    What a wonderful experience! This is something you will remember for the rest of your life.


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BUSYGRANNY5 12/19/2012 7:11AM

    Fantastic.... what a wonderful experience! I loved ALL your pictures!!!

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JSTETSER 12/19/2012 6:46AM

    Amazing! What a beautiful gift to us. Here is my gift to you!

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KLONG8 12/19/2012 1:23AM

    What a gorgeous place! Thanks for sharing. And congratulations on such an active day!

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BARCLE 12/19/2012 1:22AM

    Awesome dudette - wish I could have been there *hugs* Looking forward to my next Auckland visit :-)

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Shazzam! AKA 17kg lost (pics)

Monday, December 17, 2012

After over a month of little to no movement my scale said this this morning

And I look like this

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 12/22/2012 7:27AM

    You look great! Way to go Jess!

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LYNSEY723 12/19/2012 2:28PM

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CARLA-216 12/18/2012 3:51PM

    You rock!

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LIBBYL1 12/18/2012 5:15AM


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ROSINVN 12/18/2012 3:38AM

    The incredible shrinking woman!!! Great stuff thanks for giving us the opportunity to see your amazing success! congratulations emoticon

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KERRIELYNN719 12/17/2012 9:26PM

    woo hoo! congrats!!

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JULESJET 12/17/2012 7:56PM

    Wow! Congratulations! That's Wonderful! Lovely picture, too!

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LILLEAN 12/17/2012 7:15PM


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MISSB8604 12/17/2012 6:30PM

    Nicely done!!!!!!!!

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/17/2012 3:03PM

    Yay, I love progress pics! Well done on such a difference : )

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DEBPRE16 12/17/2012 2:22PM

    Great job! You are looking great.



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ALLIE5041 12/17/2012 1:22PM

    Congrats! You look great :)

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Injury (warning, gross toe picture!)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

So a sweet kid was holding a door open for me. I got distracted talking to another student, they got bored waiting for me, and just let go of the door. It slammed on my toe, nearly taking my toenail with it

It hurt. I managed to not swear in front of the kids, and hobble down to the sickbay for an ice pack. It is bleeding and swollen, and I am not stuffing it into a sports shoe today, so boxing is off. I am wanting to be very active during the holiday, so I hope that with ice and elevation it will feel better soon!

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CARLA-216 12/18/2012 3:51PM


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MRE1956 12/17/2012 7:24AM

    Gotta say that I've seen a *lot* worse in my time.......I have no doubt that it's hurting for ya! Take care and take it easy!

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ROSINVN 12/17/2012 5:23AM

    Hope it heals quickly and doesn't interfere with your plans too much

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APED7969 12/17/2012 4:58AM

    Well done on not swearing! Stubbed toes are the worst. Hope it heals quickly!!

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