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New years 2013 in pictures

Monday, December 31, 2012

My new years eve day was spent at the beach. We had to keep moving because the wind kept changing, but luckily the beaches were all within a few minutes drive of each other. 3 beaches, 2 swims, 1 order of fish and chips, and some sun bathing time (yes, mum, I used sun block!)


My new years night looked like this




It was a good night. Even got a kiss at midnight (probably why he looks so stunned in the photo...LOL!)

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CARLA-216 1/1/2013 9:48AM

    Sounds like lots of fun! A great way to end 2012 and start 2013!

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MARINEMAMA 1/1/2013 7:47AM

    Looks like such fun!!

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BUBBLEJ1 1/1/2013 1:22AM

    I saw your comment and just giggled, Bex.

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BARCLE 1/1/2013 12:56AM

    just HAD to go the emoticon thing!! Great pics hon emoticon

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BARCLE 1/1/2013 12:55AM

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I met my goal weight!!!! BUT.... (pics)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

This morning the scale said this

18.3kg lost! My goal was 18kg, so I had exceeded my target. It means I have lost over 20% of my original body weight!

And my face looked like this emoticon

I couldn't possibly be at my goal weight, could I? Not the day after Christmas! No... But the photo doesn't lie!

I look like this

To celebrate I got myself a charm for my bead bracelet. It is a dangly 18.

However, I am still not entirely happy with my body. Don't get me wrong, I am THRILLED that I have lost 18kg, and I look and feel so much better than I did. But I think I can lose a bit more, and I want to lose a bit more. I still have a bit of fat around my belly and thighs, so I need to lose a bit more weight to try and shift a little more of the fat. I have decided to set a new goal weight of 65kg. I won't be trying to lose while I am only my holiday (I will be thrilled to maintain!), so I am going to try and lose a little more before I go and then focus on losing the last 4kg when I get back.

A HUGE thank you to all my spark friends for your advice, support, and love during this journey. I couldn't have done it without you guys!

**Forgot to put the weight in pounds for the metrically challenged (said with affection!!). 18.3kg is 40 pounds**

  
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LYNSEY723 1/2/2013 2:24PM

    Awesome job!!! That is so great! Also, way to acknowledge your accomplishment while also deciding to continue on. You are doing AMAZING!!! emoticon

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CHOCOLATE_MINX 12/27/2012 1:27AM

    Well done, awesome achievement! emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 12/26/2012 7:35PM

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All of the walking you will be doing on your trip will help you maintain!
Think of how much fitter you are now, 40 pounds lighter!!
AWESOME!!

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HDHAWK 12/26/2012 6:46PM

    emoticon Awesome!

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AMSPARKER 12/26/2012 12:18PM

    Great job!! You'll get where you want to be, but for right now, you are where I want to be!!

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RUNNER12COM 12/26/2012 11:20AM

    The more you continue eating healthy and being active, the more your body will continue to improve. You are totally an inspiration for your success!

See you soon here in San Diego!

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CARLA-216 12/26/2012 10:39AM

    You are my hero! Great job, Jess!

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MPETERSON2311 12/26/2012 9:14AM

    YAY! What an inspiration! Great job! You look amazing!

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ROSINVN 12/26/2012 5:51AM

    Great Christmas present Congratulations what an achievement emoticon

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LIBBYL1 12/26/2012 1:16AM

  you look wonderful!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/25/2012 10:09PM

    emoticon You look FANTASTIC!!!!!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

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CECISMOMMY09 12/25/2012 9:45PM

    CONGRATS!!!

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DLDROST 12/25/2012 9:10PM

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BEAUTIFUL8186 12/25/2012 8:44PM

    Job well done! Keep up the great work! Lifting weights helps speed up fat loss too! ;)


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TRYINGTOLOSE64 12/25/2012 8:43PM

    Congrats!!

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DEBBY4576 12/25/2012 8:38PM

    Congrats girl. I had to type it in to see how much you weigh and what you've lost in pounds; That's a lot of weight. How on earth did you reach goal at Christmas time. You must have been a very good girl, and Santa awarded you the prize.

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LALMEIDA 12/25/2012 8:36PM

  emoticon Merry Christmas!

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FITWITHIN 12/25/2012 8:34PM

    Congratulations! What a great Christmas gift enjoy the moment. emoticon

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I'm dreaming of a sunny Christmas, just like the ones I used to know!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Well the weather here has been terrible today! Wind and rain and stormy weather; Oh my! Christmas was pleasant. Santa was generous and I now have some extra spending money for my trip. Apparently if you ask nicely Santa gives in American dollars!

Here are a few photos of the day

Wearing my paper hat from my Christmas cracker

Mumma and Nana on the back deck

Our xmas table. Traditional dinner this year, with turkey, roast veggies, steamed vegges and yorkshire puddings. And gravy. Oh yeah! Not hard to eat well on xmas, it was all very healthy!

Until dessert. Brandy snaps. Be still my heart. I had 5. Good thing Christmas comes but once a year! There was also some pavlova... Oh boy I was so high on sugar.

Me with my grandad

Me with my Nana. My had just told a dirty joke, so I was looking more shocked than smiley!

Then we all crashed out like this. Most of us made it to a couch or a bed, though...


Hope your xmas was filled with good food, good company and lots of laughter!

  
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3G1RLS4ME 12/31/2012 9:40PM

    Recipe for brandy snaps please :) happy New Year's Eve in ca

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RUNNER12COM 12/25/2012 6:16PM

    Bring that extra spending money here to San Diego. You'll find plenty of fun ways to spend it!

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LIVEDAILY 12/25/2012 8:08AM

    Merry Christmas!
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MARINEMAMA 12/25/2012 6:16AM

    Great pix! Looks like lots of fun! You look great!

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JSTETSER 12/25/2012 6:10AM

    Beautiful, warm Christmas.
Visit my blog on Peace to see our "very cool" Christmas!
http://www.sparkpeopl
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?id=JSTETSER

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AMSPARKER 12/25/2012 5:21AM

    Merry Christmas! getting close now to your trip (& mine!).

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STEVIEBEE569 12/25/2012 4:32AM

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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ALICIA214 12/25/2012 12:31AM

 


Great pics Thanks for Sharing.

A Happy New Year to you and your family. emoticon

It is 9:30 pm here on Christmas Eve.

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Merry Christmas from NZ

Monday, December 24, 2012





Our summer Santa!


Remember to keep up with your exercise this Christmas. A suggested routine is below

  
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CARLA-216 12/26/2012 10:35AM

    I hope you had a happy Christmas!

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JULESJET 12/24/2012 9:39PM

    Hah! Merry Christmas and Season's Bleatings to you, too!

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SNOWJESTER 12/24/2012 11:36AM

    I miss x-mas in NZ. Did a semester abroad in Dunedin. Happy holidays!

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LIVEDAILY 12/24/2012 8:21AM

    And a season's bleatings to you too!!
Too funny...my sister sent me the same holiday workout pic, so it's been around the world at least once!
Hope Santa was good to you!
Merry Christmas!

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JSTETSER 12/24/2012 6:44AM

    I love it! and season's bleatings to you too!
Read my blog "Go tell it on the Mountain!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 12/24/2012 6:13AM

    Merry Christmas! We have snow here, just in time for a White Christmas.

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 12/24/2012 5:33AM

    Merry Christmas!!

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BUBBLEJ1 12/24/2012 2:27AM

    Yeah it is super muggy. Sitting here in a sleeveless dress and it was STILL too hot today. At the gym I was disgusting, even for being at the gym!

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BARCLE 12/24/2012 1:57AM

    Love this blog - is it super hot and muggy for you guys too? Sitting here, sweating - crazy!

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JIBBIE49 12/24/2012 1:06AM

    It is funny to think it is SUMMER in NZ, but I know it is. Have a lovely Holiday. emoticon emoticon

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MSGO72 12/24/2012 12:56AM

  Merry Christmas!

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LATTELEE 12/24/2012 12:55AM

  Wow!

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Oh Em Gee

Sunday, December 23, 2012



I felt fat this morning. I thought I would be seeing a big number on the scale. But the scale surprised me (I wonder if this is my xmas present... I didn't get anything for it!) by telling me that I have lost ANOTHER 500g. That means I have lost 1.6kg this month. The month of birthdays and Christmas and cake. I thought I would be struggling to lose 1kg, and I have blown it out of the water! I am 200g away from having lost 18kg, a goal I wanted to meet this year but wasn't sure if I could. Bodies are weird things, so I'm still not sure if I can, but I will do everything I can to ensure I meet my goal. 7 days to lose 200g? I've got this!

  
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CARLA-216 12/26/2012 10:34AM

    Yeah, what MRS.PRINCIPAL said: YOU ROCK!

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MARINEMAMA 12/24/2012 6:52AM

    WTG happy dance with you! Woot!

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LIVEDAILY 12/23/2012 6:41PM

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What a wonderful surprise!!
But even with all of the birthdays, you've been working hard, and don't forget all of the walking and hiking you've been doing too!!

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/23/2012 4:22PM

    Woohooo! Surprise progress is the best :D

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 12/23/2012 3:31PM

    You ROCK Ms. Bubble!

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